Learn How to Sew for Personalization

Personalization is a key reason for someone to decide to learn how to sew. You are able to personalize everything associated with your item when you sew it yourself. Even if you use a commercial pattern as your project base, you will automatically make it personal by your choice of fabric and embellishments. Let’s examine this topic further.

The first aspect that you will make “personal” when starting a sewing project is the choice of project itself. The possibilities are vast, and you will be able to find a pattern for just about anything you decide you want to make whether it’s clothing, home decorator items such as throw pillows or curtains, or craft items, the variety of patterns is virtually endless. Something really exciting to note is, that with just a little experience and imagination, you can mix and match pieces of commercial patterns and create something truly unique. Handmade gifts are one of the best reasons to learn how to sew – everybody LOVES a gift made just for them.

The second personalized aspect of sewing is the choice of fabric for your project. This is the raw material that you will magically transform with your sewing skills. In today’s marketplace, the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing fabric. You aren’t restricted to fabric shops you can physically visit anymore. You can purchase virtually ANY kind of fabric right from your own home over the internet. The selection is endless, and finding a special fabric – whether a particular type or color – is actually easier with the internet than if you were shopping in a store.

The third personalized aspect of creating your own items (and the best, in my opinion) is embellishment. With just a little imagination and some simple supplies you can turn a clothing item into wearable art. There are many types of embellishments – here are just a few:

Threads of different colors, weights, and material content
Beads, crystals, sequins
Buttons of all shapes and sizes
Ribbons
Laces
Jewelry makings, charms
Paints

You can use embellishment to transform ready-made garments or dress up items you are making yourself. There is really no limit to what you can create if you unleash your imagination.

I hope this short look at how to use simple supplies to personalize your creations has gotten your creative juices flowing, and you will run to your sewing area to plan our next (or even first) project. Have fun while you learn how to sew!

Saints Row The Third

When Saints Row 2 came out in 2008 it was an unapologetically violent, raunchy, profane and outrageously silly genre parody. Some dismissed it as a Grand Theft Auto Clone, but in reality, Saints Row 2 was a unique, mayhem filled, thrill ride that gave us colorful characters, top of the line voice acting and a gritty, Guy Ritchie style storyline. Saints Row 2 had some of the best character and vehicle customization options in the genre and despite the lackluster visuals and unrefined controls; it was my favorite action game of the year.

Saints Row The Third was one of my most anticipated titles of 2011. The trailers promised everything that was great about Saints Row 2, times a hundred. On November 15, 2011 reality sunk in. The sequel was out and like a hurricane it destroyed all my hopes for the sequel and was over before I could scream for help.

The Good
– The first few hours are a blast
– If you can stomach the goofiness, there is a ton of it
– Moments of brilliance

The Bad
– Very underwhelming graphics
– Embarrassing storyline and characters
– Idiotic gimmicks replaced the charm of the series

Saints Row The Third is loud, obnoxious and tasteless. The last game managed to balance the ridiculous with the brilliant, but Volition’s latest outing is a huge disappointment for fans of the series. Gamers unfamiliar with the previous title should immediately stop reading and go play Saints Row 2 in order to understand my bitterness.

Once upon a time, when pimps ruled the world

Since the last game’s events, The Saints have gone from street gangsters to owning a media empire. We see a return of our favorite character Johnny Gat and Shaundi, but neither of them gets the screen time they deserve.

The first tutorial mission is a heist gone wrong. The bank tellers start fighting back with military grade weapons and it leads to a chaotic shootout between The Saints and the Stilwater P.D. The Saints end up in jail and you learn about the Syndicate, a criminal organization led by Phillipe Loren, who coincidentally owns the bank you tried to rob and has the police in his pocket. The story then takes you to Steelport, the new city that the Saints will try to take from the Syndicate.

Beyond the promising intro, the game becomes duller with each objective. The storyline hangs on a thread throughout the campaign as each mission gushes with overdone dialogue and cheap gimmicks.

In some of the earlier developer interviews, Volition claimed that they would focus on the more ridiculous nature of the franchise, but I never imagined they would take it this far. What you see in the previews is exactly, and unfortunately, all you get. The purple dildo weapon that seemed so funny the first time it was shown in trailers has more character than the rest of the Saints Crew.

The developers boasted about the amount of content they would bring into the game, but not only is it ironically smaller, lacking everything that was great about the previous title, it even reuses most of the mini missions from the predecessor. Cheap! Very Cheap!

Been there, done that, please bring back Johnny Gat

For a game that tries so hard to be unique with its vulgar attitude (which I generally don’t mind if done right), Saints Row The Third comes off as extremely repetitive and boring. I am not looking for groundbreaking gameplay elements or graphics, but for charmingly abrasive characters that made the previous game so much fun. This isn’t really a spoiler since it happens in the first mission, but Johnny Gat dies, the one character that would have likely made a difference in this masquerade.

The developers couldn’t even keep the goofiness persistent. All exciting missions take place in the first half of the game and you’re left with redundant objectives until the extremely anti climactic finale. The mission structure is dishearteningly conservative, especially when considering the length of the game, which is around 17 hrs (compared to the 30 hours in Saints Row 2).

Ugly, purple duckling

I didn’t expect a graphical masterpiece, but I was hoping for a step up from Saints Row 2. There is minor polish here and there, but considering the entire engine was re built from ground up, the visuals are very underwhelming.

My biggest disappointment is the character creator. The character models look bad and the outfits, while large in selection, are goofy and lack any of the customization options from the last game. Little details, such as the ability to mix and match every single item of clothing and the super flexible weight sliders are all gone. Everything is replaced by ridiculously contrived costumes that lose their charm within the first few hours. It’s funny the first time you try on a bondage outfit, but the juvenile humor wears off fast.

Make Up Or Break Up

Another word for adultery or cheating or having an fling or having an affair is Infidelity. Infidelity is the ultimate sin and dishonor to your loved one. The vulgar act of Infidelity may be a spontaneous dirty deed or one night stand that generally involves an unknown third person and your guilty spouse, and its still hurts like hell. In some relationships, Infidelity can leave many couples living under the same roof, mentally detached from each other and emotionally cut off permanently. This preempted event happened on the day you detected that your spouse was acting differently weird, saying things that weren’t true, being dishonest and spinning lies. That was the day you lost all trust in your partner and things were never the same again. Inflicting pain on your partner by betrayal is one of the most difficult issues to mend, it does so much irreversible damage to your marriage that the roof of your relationship caves in, the walls crumble under the pressure and everything comes down in a crashing heap. Infidelity is a real deal breaker not only could you lose your partner’s trust but it is detrimental to any relationship as two things generally happen after the dust settles, divorce follows marriage and the single life takes place of a committed relationship.

What goes on after the infidelity takes place?

Three definite scenarios a relationship under goes after the aftermath.

Stage One. A spouses emotions at this stage are so intense, they spend alot of time withdrawn, alone and crying. Feeling hurt and angry, they will blame themselves for what happened. Continually over thinking their character and self worth, they’d spend hours analyzing their partners motives for the infidelity. Lacking sleep and exhausted from stress, the spouse generally experiences emotional surges like waves crashing on the sea shore, surging high and surging low, over and over again. Over time the strength of the emotional surges weaken then lessen and feelings and emotions become more bearable and life goes back to normal.

Stage Two. The innocent spouse experiences a lot less emotional trauma at this point and tries to piece together the betrayal. At this stage the spouse may confront the guilty partner and ask about the affair or withdraw completely from all contact or secretly seek from others information about the affair.

Stage Three. At this stage, the guilty partner apologizes and it is accepted by the innocent spouse. The couple decide to remain in the relationship and agree to make their marriage work out. During this last stage, the couple will attempt to make a go of the marriage and a new found friendship is formed. A binding promise is also forged, guaranteeing the success of the marriage and eventually with time all love, trust and forgiveness is restored.

You may find yourself questioning your partner alot, about their comings and goings, long after the infidelity has occurred. Don’t lose focus, have some faith and be strong, there is still hope for your relationship on the horizon.

Here’s some information that you can use to indicate whether or not your partners is honorable and trustworthy of your love and affection.

1.Your partners heartfelt confessions and apology seem genuine and truthful.
2.Your partner insists on openly discussing the infidelity.
3.Your partner takes full responsibility of the affair.
4.Your partner shows you, love and affection.
5.Your partner is keen on committing to counseling.
6.Your partner shows deep feelings of shame and guilt for the betrayal.
7. All contact with the guilty home wrecker and your partner is totally discontinued.

If both parties agree to commit to discussions to remedy their marital problems, the relationship can progress quite significantly. Although, should your spouse not show you any love or respect that you truly deserve, or do any of the numbers list above, throw them under the bus and quit out of the relationship. Another tip is if your partner acts suspicious or shows no love or seems physically isolated and emotionally preoccupied. Don’t hesitate, pull the plug on the relationship immediately. One final tip, maybe your partner has be working long hours and coming home late or making secret calls, sly texts and sneaky emails or going out alone to often. Should one or all of the tips mentioned above occur frequently, chances are your partner could be having an affair behind your back. If you discover any proof of this betrayal, dissolve the marriage. Any Marriage relationship not based on love, honesty or truth deserves to no longer exist. Long after the infidelity has occurred, pay close attention to your partner actions and intentions to make sure they are with you for the right reasons and not heading back down the same old road of Infidelity.

5 Block Formula To Massive Income

What if you learned how to create high ticket products that makes you bucket loads of cash starting today?

Do you want to know the simple secret of making massive internet profits starting today using the power of high ticket product creation?

The purpose of this article is to get you started on the right track with your own high ticket product.

Here are 5 simple steps to get you started instantly…

Step 1 – Ask your prospects what they want.

Step 2 – Work hard and smart in creating your products.

Step 3 – PLR is the fastest way to high ticket products.

Step 4 – Let them touch and feel your product.

Step 5 – Split test your product pricing.

The purpose of this article is to show you how you can create quality products that makes you massive internet profits.

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Step 1 – Ask your prospects what they want.

Before you go about creating your high ticket product it is important that you survey your niche audience.

Without asking your prospects what they want you will end up creating something that has no demand in your niche.

You have to make sure that hard and smart work is involved to create your high ticket product…

Step 2 – Work hard and smart in creating your products.

You have to work hard to create your high ticket product. Also smart work is involved to create a high quality product.

A simple formula that you can use to create your high ticket product is to convert any digital product into a physical product and this will instantly bump up its value.

Use the power of private label right products to make sure that you are making loads of cash out of your product…

Step 3 – PLR is the fastest way to high ticket products.

There are loads of PLR products available online. All you can do is take few PLR products and videos and arrange them in a logical manner and create your own high ticket product.

You can even convert them into a physical product and you have a powerful product that you can sell for big bucks.

Physical products has high perceived value and this will make you crazy income in the long run…

Step 4 – Let them touch and feel your product.

You have to make sure that you go about creating a physical product which has high perceived value.

You can create dvds, videos, physical books, reports, etc and ship them to your customers for massive profits.

Make sure that you split test whatever you do online to make loads of cash on the internet…

Step 5 – Split test your product pricing.

Make sure that you split test your product price before you go about launching a full blown campaign.

Sometimes an expensive product sells much better than a low priced product and your split testing will tell you what price you need to charge for your product.

Make sure you take the above steps and get started today step by step.

The Most Important Thing About A Residual Income Opportunity

If you are going to promote an income opportunity on the Internet you might as well promote a residual income opportunity. The opportunity to get paid over and over for doing your work one time is a tremendous financial concept.

However there are certain things that will help one residual income opportunity stand out from another. As a matter of fact you should focus on one particular thing above all if you want to create some stability in the residual income opportunity that you are promoting.

The one thing I am talking about is promoting products and that a person will naturally use over and over. For example website hosting is an excellent residual income opportunity because people have to host websites and as their business develops they always renew them automatically.

An example of a poor residual income opportunity is many nutritional products. People will take these based more on the opportunity to make money as opposed to what the product really does for them.

So what ends up happening, in this case, is as a person begins to see their income drop, they stop taking the product. This is why you see so many MLM nutritional companies go like gangbusters initially, and eventually fizzle out.

The same thing is true for some Internet based products. For example I have seen products that teach people how to be successful do extremely well initially. This is usually due to a person being excited about the opportunity to make money.

As the money begins to drop off and members quit, it is very easy to stop using a product like this, because you do not use it naturally in your everyday life.

Therefore the most important thing about a residual income opportunity is finding one that has products that people will continue to use whether they’re making money with them or not. If you can find products like this such as website hosting, auto responders, and so on, you stand a much better chance of creating stability in your income.

One fallacy that has always stood out about multilevel marketing opportunities is the walk away income portion of it. Very few people ever achieve that because most of the MLM companies do not offer products that people would use whether they were in the business or not.

So in summary be sure and choose a product to represent that will pay you well, but will continue to pay you well in the future too. These are the best residual income opportunities to be involved in.

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How to Improve Your Income and Cash Flow

You cannot have a successful business without a suitable cash flow. If this secret is so well known, why are there so many struggling businesses? When running the daily operations of a business money, or cash flow is a big challenge.

I will present you 7 tips to help you improve your income and cash flow.

1. Cash and Carry. Try to build a business based on a cash and carry system and stay far away from worries about receivables. This is the best business plan, where customers pay when they buy leaving you only with the money.

Collecting money takes a lot of your time, that is why you are almost obligated to come with new options of paying. Set your rules from the start of your business, so your partners and clients will know what you want from them.

2. Collect receivables in a very strict way. Do not let the customers pay you when they remember, go and collect your money in time. To be a good administrator of your business means to have a successful business, so create and apply a set of collecting rules. The longer you wait for receivables, the harder it becomes to collect them. You do not need a rude attitude to collect your cash; all it takes is a strong voice behind a stronger person.

A very useful thing to do is to establish a collecting date after witch you should send out a follow-up statement within 10 to 30 days from the established date. Each business has its own opinions about the perfect time. You should not send follow-up statements sooner then 10 days from the established date. Payment may be delayed by the mail, but no longer then 30 days. If you do not receive the payment within 45 or 60 days, you should notify your customer with a phone-call.

Accounts that go past a 90 day term should be taken to the next step, of collections with a method you established for this situation.

3. Receivables Funding. Apply a program that involves accounts receivable funding. Factoring of accounts receivable is a very good way to keep the cash flowing. Factoring programs are used by businesses that work with government agencies.

If your clients are small businesses or individuals you may find it more difficult to apply an accounts receivable funding program because there are more risks to assume.

4. Suppliers. Negotiate terms with your supplier to help delay the outflow of cash payments. Usually you can delay the payment until the end of the month or even up to 60 days. This allows you a little advantage of working with their money on your projects. Also this delay will end (hopefully) just when your clients pay, so you can pay forward to your vendors.

Some companies prefer the route of forwarding, giving you the opportunity increase your offers without having to invest large amounts of money in more products.

5. Deposits of customers. Have your customers pay a deposit before starting your work. This will help you cover the first costs of the project. More and more companies use this method of funding. It reduces the risks of nonpayment because you already got some upfront money.

6. Permanent credit limit. Implement a credit account through a lender to help you keep a floating line of cash.

7. Save funds. Create a hard times funding source. Most businesses have ups and downs in their activities and an efficient cash management can be quite difficult. Put some money away during your top times to help you in harsh times. We all know this sounds a little bit hard, but it is very easy, take a percentage of your monthly earnings and put it in a savings account.

You may find all of these 7 tips useful for your business, or just 1 or 2, but remember that anything you do to improve your cash flow will raise your business. The worst thing you can do is sit back and hope for the best. See all those CLOSED signs in the shop windows? They hoped and they lost. Be smart, do your best and keep your business at a pro level.

You cannot have a successful line without a proper cash flow. If this hush-hush is so well known, why are there so many struggling businesses? When running play the daily operations of a business money, or cash flow is a big challenge.

I will present you 7 tips to help you improve your income and cash flow.

1. Cash and Carry. Try to build a business based on a cash and carry system and stay far away from worries about receivables. This is the best business plan, where customers pay when they buy departure you only with the money.

Collecting money takes a lot of your time, that is why you are almost obligated to come with new options of paying. Set your rules from the start of your business, so your partners and clients will know what you want from them.

2. Collect receivables in a very strict way. Do not let the customers pay you when they remember, go and collect your money in time. To be a good administrator of your business means to have a successful business, so create and apply a set of collecting rules. The longer you wait for receivables, the harder it becomes to collect them. You do not need a rude attitude to gather up your cash; all it takes is a strong voice ass a stronger person.

A very valuable thing to do is to establish a collection date after witch you should send out a follow-up statement within 10 to 30 days from the established date. Each business has its own opinions about the perfective tense time. You should not send follow-up statements sooner then 10 days from the firm date. Payment may be delayed by the mail, but no longer then 30 days. If you do not receive the defrayal inside 45 or 60 days, you should apprise your customer with a phone-call.

Accounts that go past a 90 day term should be taken to the next step, of collections with a method you established for this situation.

3. Receivables Funding. Apply a program that involves accounts receivable funding. Factorization of accounts receivable is a very good way to keep the cash flowing. Factoring programs are used by businesses that work with governing agencies.

If your clients are small businesses or individuals you may find it more difficult to apply an accounts receivable financial support political program because there are more risks to assume.

4. Suppliers. Negotiate terms with your supplier to help delay the fountain of cash payments. Ordinarily you can delay the defrayal until the end of the month or even up to 60 days. This allows you a little vantage of working with their money on your projects. Also this delay will end (hopefully) just when your clients pay, so you can pay ahead to your vendors.

Some companies prefer the route of forwarding, giving you the opportunity gain your offers without having to gift large amounts of money in more products.

5. Deposits of customers. Have your customers pay a deposit before starting your work. This will help you cover the first costs of the project. More and more companies use this method of funding. It reduces the risks of default because you already got some upfront money.

6. Permanent course credit limit. Implement a credit account through a loaner to help you keep a floating line of cash.

7. Save funds. Create a hard times funding source. Most businesses have ups and downs in their activities and an efficient cash direction can be quite difficult. Put some money away during your top times to help you in harsh times. We all know this sounds a Mickey Mouse bit hard, but it is very easy, take a percentage of your monthly earnings and put it in a savings account.

You may find all of these 7 tips valuable for your business, or just 1 or 2, but remember that anything you do to improve your cash flow will raise your business. The worst thing you can do is sit back and hope for the best. See all those CLOSED signs in the shop windows? They hoped and they lost. Be smart, do your best and keep your business at a pro level.

Use Email And PDF Newsletters To Bring In Recurring Income

You know that membership sites are an excellent source of residual income. What types of membership sites are available? Read on to find out.

There are 7 membership site models:

1. Email model
2. PDF model
3. Audio postcard model
4. Video postcard model
5. PowerPoint model
6. Service model
7. Membership site model

All of these are different ways for anybody to earn recurring income, but yet very few people actually engage in these models. These opportunities are all around you. You need to take advantage of them.

Lets look at the first two models: Email model and PDF model:

1. EMAIL Model:
People pay you to receive information through email on a weekly, daily, or monthly basis. This is the easiest type of system to start off with. All you need is an Autoresponder.

An example would be the stock market industry. They have used this model for years. People pay $500 per month to get a daily email about what they should do in the market. People pay you for your valuable information.

You should have an opt-in page that talks about your newsletter. This opt-in page goes to a sales letter which talks about your product. Then on the Thank-you page you put in another page that asks the customer for information so they can receive your newsletter. People who sign up on this page are put on a separate Autoresponder. They will be your new email model customers.

What should these emails contain? It can contain articles, news, jokes, and any information you want to share with your customers.

You can preload your content into your Autoresponder ahead of time. So if you send weekly emails then you can preload 52 emails. Plus, you can outsource the email articles to freelancers at Elance, Rentacoder, etc. This means you dont even have to write the email.

By preloading your Autoresponder you dont have to do more work until far in the future.

2. PDF model
Same as the email model except you get to integrate pictures. Many people prefer this method because they like to look at pictures in books. Think about it. What types of books are you attracted to? Probably books that have great pictures.

Your PDF should look like a magazine. Your articles can be in color and have useful illustrations and side bars.

How do you find writers for your newsletter? Besides outsourcing to freelance jobsites, you can also contact writers that have that expertise. Lets say you want to publish a newsletter about sail boat racing. Go to the bookstore and find all the magazines about sail boats. Contact the authors of those articles and ask them if they would write for your Internet magazine. Tell them they can list their bio with the article.

Your PDF model should look like a magazine. Make it look nice and not cheap. People are accustomed to a certain look of a magazine. If it doesnt look like a magazine then you may lose customers.

The good news is that you can actually create a high end looking magazine in Microsoft Word. There are free Microsoft Word magazine templates that you can use.

You know that membership sites are an excellent source of remainder income. What types of membership sites are available? Read on to find out.

There are 7 rank site models:

1. Email model
2. PDF model
3. Audio postcard model
4. Video postcard model
5. PowerPoint model
6. Service model
7. Membership site model

All of these are different ways for anybody to earn recurring income, but yet very few domicile in reality engage in these models. These opportunities are all just about you. You need to take advantage of them.

Lets look at the first two models: Email model and PDF model:

1. EMAIL Model:
People pay you to meet info through email on a weekly, daily, or monthly basis. This is the easiest type of system to start off with. All you need is an Autoresponder.

An example would be the stock market industry. They have used this model for years. masses pay $500 per month to get a daily email about what they should do in the market. People pay you for your useful information.

You should have an opt-in page that talks about your newsletter. This opt-in page goes to a sales letter which talks about your product. Then on the Thank-you page you put in another page that asks the customer for information so they can experience your newsletter. people who sign up on this page are put on a class Autoresponder. They will be your new email model customers.

What should these emails contain? It can moderate articles, news, jokes, and any data you want to share with your customers.

You can preload your mental object into your Autoresponder ahead of time. So if you send weekly emails then you can preload 52 emails. Plus, you can outsource the email articles to freelancers at Elance, Rentacoder, etc. This means you dont even have to write the email.

By preloading your Autoresponder you dont have to do more work until far in the future.

2. PDF model
Same as the email model except you get to integrate pictures. Many people prefer this method because they like to look at pictures in books. Think about it. What types of books are you attracted to? credibly books that have great pictures.

Your PDF should look like a magazine. Your articles can be in color and have useful illustrations and side bars.

How do you find writers for your newsletter? Besides outsourcing to freelance jobsites, you can also touch writers that have that expertise. Lets say you want to publish a newsletter about sail boat racing. Go to the bookstall and find all the magazines about sail boats. Contact the authors of those articles and ask them if they would write for your Internet magazine. Tell them they can list their bio with the article.

Your PDF model should look like a magazine. Make it look nice and not cheap. multitude are habitual to a sure look of a magazine. If it doesnt look like a magazine then you may lose customers.