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What is Butter Beer?

Jan 13 2024 Published by admin under Uncategorized

This beverage originated from England during the 18th century, when English dairy farmers used to mix together leftover ingredients at the end of a day to create something new and tasty. Butter beer is not craft beer because it does not use any malt or hops in its production process. It has become very popular in the United States due to its popularity among Harry Potter fans.

Butter beer is made from a mixture of vanilla ice cream, butterscotch syrup and cream soda. It was first introduced in the Harry Potter book series by JK Rowling as a magical beverage that can be purchased at The Hog’s Head Pub or other places on “Hogwarts”, and has grown in popularity ever since.

Butter beer is available in many countries including the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The taste of butter beer is sweet but not overwhelming, with a savoury aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

Butter beer can be made using several different ingredients depending on what you have available to you. For example, if you are unable to find cream soda or butterscotch syrup then there are many alternatives that will work just fine. The vanilla ice cream however is the most important ingredient of all which gives butter beer its creamy texture. Butter beer recipes can vary from person to person so feel free to experiment with your own recipe until it’s perfect for your taste buds.

Although it is named as a “beer”, butter beer is suitable for children too, since it does not contain any alcohol, and is more in line with hot chocolate or a delicious tasting dessert drink.

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Craft Spirits gift ideas for Christmas

Jan 13 2024 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Craft gin such as Beefeater London Dry Gin, Old Bakery Gin or Archangel Gin make great gifts. These handcrafted spirits taste smooth and can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with various other drinks, such as in martinis.

Craft rum such as Gosling’s Black Seal Rum makes for another great Christmas gift choice that will delight everyone. The rum has hints of molasses which gives it an extra depth of flavour that many people love. This is especially true if you are giving the craft spirits to someone who loves dark beers. They may even enjoy trying their new gin with some black seal rum mixed in. You could also give them one bottle each so they can try mixing both together for themselves.

Craft whisky such as The Lakes Whisky is also a great option for those who are craft spirit lovers. Whisky is a great gift idea because it has many different flavours that can be appreciated in various ways. You might want to buy two bottles of the same whisky for this holiday season since it offers something unique and special so they will have double the fun when trying out these exquisite tastes.

So here are some favourites when it comes to craft spirits gift ideas for the coming Christmas season. Don’t forget to buy yourself a few handcrafted spirits for the season at the same time!

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What is meant by comfort food?

Jan 13 2024 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Some people believe comfort food to be any type of dish that they associate with home cooking, while others, like restaurant owners or even chefs in their gleaming white chef shirts and chef coats who are the people who make this food in the restaurant wearing their disposable chef hats, see it as specific dishes such as macaroni and cheese or lasagna. It can also refer to the feeling one gets when eating this type of food; like being wrapped in a warm blanket on an icy winter day.

Regardless of what you think comfort food means, there are many reasons why we crave these types of foods from time to time; they may remind us of happy times in our life, make us feel safe and secure, or just satisfy something deep inside us, physically or emotionally. Comfort foods are usually high in fat and sugar, so eating these types of food too often can have negative effects on our health.

Some comfort foods include:

Chocolate chip cookies.
Ice cream sundaes.
Macaroni and cheese.
Grilled cheese sandwiches (with tomato soup).
Lasagna (or any type of pasta dish).
Pancakes with maple syrup or peanut butter sauce.

There are many reasons why we crave certain foods when we are feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, sad, lonely, happy, or excited. Some examples would be wanting to feel safe and secure, which is where the concept of “comfort” comes from. Lack or loss of something important like a loved one or job which trumps all other feelings at that moment in time such as hunger and thirst, is why we turn to food as a source of comfort.

People may need certain foods when they are feeling down or stressed out because it is something that makes them feel better; it helps ease their stress by providing them with energy (i.e., sugars). Eating carbohydrates can release serotonin into the bloodstream, which has been linked to feelings of happiness, and some have even termed this reaction “the happy hormone”. Many also eat comfort food simply for taste purposes.

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4 Great Ways to Use Facebook to Market Your Kindle Book

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Amazon’s Kindle platform has, in the last few years, caused what can only be described as a revolution in the world of publishing.

These pioneers of publishing, however, often find that without the backing of a traditional publisher – and the agents and publicists that come with them – it’s extremely difficult to get the word out about a new book. The readers are there, and they’re looking for new authors, but the marketplace is still crowded with established bestsellers who have a direct line to the eyes and ears of readers.

This is where social media comes in. Promoting your book with Facebook advertising is one of the best ways to use the power of social networks to spread the word about your work. While you can’t grab yourself a high profile review in a national newspaper or win a coveted display in the window of your local bookstore, thanks to social media you don’t have to.

So, how can you use Facebook to your advantage in marketing your books? Simple. Just follow these tips.

1. Ignore Direct Sales

The power of Facebook lies not in selling one on one to users, but in raising awareness of your work. Many authors choose to spend their limited marketing budget on direct advertising, displaying paid ads in the ‘sponsored’ section to the right of the newsfeed. While this may raise your profile a little, it’s unlikely to result in a significant number of book sales.

2. Build Your Brand

Instead, you should focus on building yourself as a brand. Your first job should be to create your own fan page. Using the ‘artist, band or public figure’ option you can create your own author page that will act as a hub for your Facebook marketing efforts.

On this page you’ll engage with your fans, providing news of future releases, excerpts from your work, links to online stores and anything else your readers may enjoy.

3. Build Relationships

As I already mentioned, Facebook isn’t about making direct sales. To truly succeed in promoting your book with Facebook advertising you need to build relationships with potential customers. Using your author page as a base (and posting as your author identity rather than with your personal account), seek to engage with Facebook users who may be interested in your genre.

Want an example? Let’s assume your latest book is an epic tale of forbidden love in Victorian England. Would you try to engage with fans of sci-fi, hunting and football? No, it would probably be wasted effort. Instead, you’d join groups created for fans of romance novels, romantic movies and, perhaps, the actor Colin Firth (who played Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, of course). This is your target audience.

Once you’ve identified your potential customers you mustn’t under any circumstances wade in and try to sell to them. Instead, contribute meaningfully to the conversation. Build relationships, and work your way into the groups. In time these relationships will pay dividends, and these people will become both your customer base and your loudest cheerleaders.

4. Call on Your Friends

Finally, don’t forget to call on your friends to put the word out about your latest work. Your greatest resource on Facebook is ready and waiting for you. With the right encouragement your friends will kick start your campaign, spreading the good word about your book and creating the seed of your future success.

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Is Attraction Marketing Simple?

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Those who know me know that I’m a huge Dave Ramsey Fan and I believe he is an icon in attraction marketing. He is a financial guru who helps people get out of debt and build wealth. I first discovered him over 3 year ago. Initially, I would listen to him every day on the radio. I did this for about two years. I liked his financial plan and wanted to get my wife involved, so I attended his 13 week “Financial Peace University”.

As I went through the course, I discovered that everything covered in the course I had already learned by listening to him over the radio. Is this the case for network marketing? Is everything you need to know about direct sales or affiliate marketing that simple? I would be the first to say that it is. However, we are not comparing apples to apples.

Dave Ramsey’s plan has 7 baby steps that work 99.99% of the time. Those steps are as follows:

1. $1000 to start an Emergency Fund
2. Pay off all dept using the Dept Snowball
3. 3 to 6 months of expenses in savings
4. Invest 15% of household income into Roth IRA and pretax retirement
5. College funding for children
6. Pay off home early
7. Build wealth and give!

The above steps are very simple and they never change. Of course you must sacrifice some luxuries, but it’s very doable.

On the other hand, there are no straight forward steps to succeed in network marketing. Everything is trial and error. But, I will give you some tips that will prevent you from driving yourself over a virtual cliff.

1. Identify your passion
2. Join a direct sales/network marketing company associated with your passion.
3. Sign up for a company that is a member of DSA (Direct Selling Association) http://www.dsa.org and/or the Better Business Bureau.
4. Sign up under a superstar that has time and is willing to help you get where they are.
5. Start your own blog and begin branding yourself. Become attractive.
6. Don’t flip flop from opportunity to opportunity
7. Build wealth and give!

Yes! attraction marketing is very simple. However, it’s no walk in the park. To get started… first learn everything you can about attraction marketing because now days people simply don’t purchase from whom they don’t know and trust. Good Luck!

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Looking To Make Money Online Fast? Affiliate Marketing May Be The Answer

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

One may feel that starting the process to make money online can be daunting. However, this is certainly not the case. Indeed, there are honest and legitimate ways to make money online fast, and it is surprisingly easy to do so today. If you want to make money online, it will take a bit of focus, and with a little elbow grease, you will ultimately be successful.

The two options I have found to be the simplest, fastest and most lucrative to make money online are affiliate marketing or starting an online website. While starting an online blog gives you the freedom to focus on virtually anything, affiliate marketing has more of a particular focus or niche, and there are websites that will not only get you up and running, but will also even provide you with free step by step instructions on how to do it the right way. This proves to be extraordinarily helpful for folks who really have little time or little idea on where to begin. For newbies, affiliate marketing appears to be the best way to make money online.

What exactly is affiliate marketing? It is remarkably simple. You get paid cash daily when you direct traffic to a particular website. Often times, websites will provide you (the affiliate marketer) with an affiliate link for free and will pay you a predetermined amount of money whenever someone clicks on your link and is directed to their site. This is a really great way to make money online fast, but it has become increasingly popular and the competition is growing fast. With a few proven techniques however, there are sure fire ways to get ahead of the pack, leave your competitors in the dust and attract visitors to your website immediately, all while generating significant income in the process. Affiliate marketing, when done right, can be a very rewarding and lucrative way to work from home and make money online fast.

Fortunately, for folks who don’t have tons of experience in the online market, there are options available to you. There are websites who will not only get you up and running with a free affiliate link, but will also provide you with free step by step training on how to successfully market your website, including video tutorials and around the clock support along your way. When you are successful, everyone wins–you as the affiliate marketer, the web surfer that clicks on your link and the website to which you are directing traffic. So these sites genuinely want you to succeed and will give you all the training and help you need to make money online and achieve success. So for folks who are looking to make money online but have little experience or time, affiliate marketing seems to be the best way to make money online fast.

When one decides to work from home, the possibilities are endless and for many people, working at home and making money online has been incredibly lucrative. It may come as a surprise to some that many folks have left their day jobs to focus on working from home exclusively. If you are growing tiresome of your daily routine, have an unappreciative boss or maybe you just want to spend more time with the kids, there is a great system out there to generate income daily.

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Marketing Viral Videos

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Advancement in technology has resulted in a lot of changes which have positively impacted the way things are done. One of the greatest inventions to date is the internet. It has changed the way people are able to communicate with the discovery of emails. It has also revolutionized the world of business with many people now being able to work from home with some work like data entry, affiliate marketing and article writing being some of the options people have for making money. Affiliate marketing is one of the popular methods of making money from home. This basically involves doing marketing for different companies and earning some commissions when their products are purchased because of your efforts. This business is mainly conducted online and involves using creative ways to direct traffic to the product sites and the reward comes when they sign up for the products. There is a need to come up with creative ways of marketing so as to ensure you maintain an upper hand against any competition out there. This is one of the reasons why marketing viral videos were discovered.

These are some of the most creative marketing tools. It involves the use of unique or interesting videos which are known to create a buzz among potential clients prompting them to share them and thus make people be curious about your product. YouTube is one of the popular internet video sites on the internet which is known to command a lot of traffic. When one posts an interesting video, it spreads very quickly because of the people online who are looking for interesting videos and do not mind sharing.

Using viral videos will definitely open new doors for you as far as marketing is concerned. It is one of the easiest and interesting ways that people can use in a bid to make money from the comfort of their own home. It is totally flexible unlike most jobs which confine people to a 9 to 5 schedule. It also does not require any form of experience and this makes it possible for anyone to use it. Another advantage of this form of marketing is that one does not need to pay for or download any extra software. All that is required is a good knowledge of Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This method basically makes use of YouTube videos to direct traffic. One just makes a catchy video which will attract a big audience once it gets posted. It gets more people due to the fact that the viewers are willing to share them. They are created in such a way that they are easily found through the search engines such as Google. Once someone clicks on a viral video it is able to direct the viewer to a site where they will be able to learn more about a product to get more information which will convince them to purchase it.

The viral videos are well packaged by making use of appealing backgrounds, banners, good stages and advertisements that will attract more traffic. Once all these are set, one can sit back and watch how the marketing viral videos generate waves of traffic.

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Free Trading Signals From Global Markets

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

One way to generate free trading signals is by watching global markets and how they react to events as they unfold in the financial marketplace. This enables the investor to get a more diverse perspective on what information and news items are moving asset prices. This broader perspective can come in handy when it comes to trying to invest in domestic stocks and other risky assets because the global market can act as a barometer for how domestic assets will react.

Do Global Markets Lead or Lag?
There was a time I think when it would have been fair to say that, “as goes the US, so goes the world,” when it came to stock prices. Today many would argue that macroeconomic forces play a greater role in determining stock returns – and I happen to fall into that latter camp. More and more we see money move rapidly in and out of countries and their stock markets on a moment to moment basis. Given the world’s wealth continues to be concentrated into an every smaller number of hands – and those hands have become more and more indifferent to where their money is parked – macro movements appear to have gained the upper hand. We can see this in the predominance of drastically shortened asset holding times (investment duration if you will).

Shorter Investment Durations a Clue for Trading Signals
It has been noted elsewhere that investment durations have fallen from a period of about eight years (US equities on NYSE) down to a little less than 4 months today. HFT (high frequency trading) programs have seen to it that holding periods in 2012 will be measured in nano-seconds! Please forgive the hyperbole, but the impact of HFT programs is important to understanding market functions today. How it works is that these software algorithms trade their allotments of capital in rapid fashion – eating tiny fractions of pennies on each share they churn. The more they churn the more money lands in the hands of the algo trader. The offshoot of this is that the holding period of the securities bought and sold is such that ultimately the vast majority of investment capital recycles itself to cash. The problem for HFT algorithms then is that cash has to be held in a currency account somewhere – and like an impossible to see physics particle the cash removed from the equities markets leaves a shadow – making for latent free trading signals that sharp eyes can measure.

How Latent Trading Signals Can Be Measured
One way to measure the impact of fast-moving cash on a global scale is to monitor the incremental price movements of global liquid cash assets. One can infer that the cumulative effect of small movements over time translates into a shift either towards or away from risky assets. A good measure of movements of this kind would also tend to filter out noise (movements back and forth without sustained direction) – given that frequently such movements offset each other resulting in no net movement.

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Video Marketing Tips for Internet Marketers

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Using video in your internet marketing campaigns is essential to connecting with your target audience. Video allows your consumers to build trust and confidence in you that can’t be earned to the same level via text, blogging, websites and any other social media platforms.

Your videos will work for you 24/7, while you eat, sleep and play. They will get ranked on searches and on Google. In order to make sure that your prospects can take the next step, you need a call to action. In your video you need to directly state for your viewers to subscribe to your channel and click the link below the video and view the description for more information. Tell your viewers what to do next. Offer valuable content and then lead them where you want them to go.

Make sure the very first thing that goes in your description box is is an active link/URL. A link is not active or clickable unless it starts with http://

This is a big mistake that new marketers often make. You need a link they can click on directly from your video and make it the first visible thing underneath. You also need contact information! You want to connect with people when they are excited! If they are excited watching your video and then they have to email you and wait for a response, a lot can happen in that time frame. They could find someone else’s video with contact information, who they can speak with right away to get them started. Don’t lose business by leaving out such simple pieces of information. Now, you don’t want to put your personal cell phone number. You can get a Google voice number for free and direct the calls to your cell or home phone. If you decide you don’t want to take work calls you can turn off your Google voice at any time.

Keep your video topics relevant, stay focused and to the point. Make your messages short and simple. Most people have very short attention spans. Provide quality content without all the fluff.

Be Yourself! People are attracted to those that are real and down to earth. You don’t need to be perfectly polished and well rehearsed, in fact that will most likely work against you. People want to feel like, if he/she can do it, I can do it! If you are funny, be funny! Humor sells and lightens the mood. A good positive personality is contagious.

Allow your uniqueness to shine! Each and every one of us has some quality that no one else has. You will attract people that no one else will because you are YOU!

Allow video to fuel your brand. Give yourself a slogan or nickname that people will connect to you and your brand. Then promote promote promote! Share your videos on your social media platforms and blogs. Get ready to see a new flood of interested customers.

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Costa Rica Real Estate: A Growing Market in Paradise

Jun 24 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

In 2006, if anyone asked about investing in Costa Rica real estate, one likely response would have been, “quit asking questions and buy!” In recent years, the same cannot be said. The housing market has suffered as a result of the US crash. However, murmurs of revitalization in the market are spreading, and the future for real estate within Costa Rica is poised to return to the prominence it once held.

Over the course of the past few years, there has been a steep decline in purchases of land and luxury homes. Almost all sales involving expensive estates have come at a discounted rate. Even so, such sales are few and far between, since the Costa Rica real estate market is known to be inelastic. In the past, bank financing for homes tended to be quite unfavorable, when it could even be found to begin with. Paying for homes in cash is very common here. With very little yearly holding costs and few bank loans to be repaid, most sellers are reluctant to lower their sale price to accommodate the decrease in demand.

However, recently financing with features similar to the US lending market has become available, which is great for the future of the market. To avoid crises in lending, strict policy has been implemented to allow banks a specific ratio of what they can lend in relation to their total reserves[1]. This makes Costa Rica an even more accessible location to people looking to invest or relocate to a new country.

When the Liberia airport opened in the Guanacaste region in 2002, the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica became much easier to access, quickly developing into a hub for tourism and real estate. Nearly all international US airports have direct flights to San Jose, and the list of cities with direct flights to Liberia are compounding promptly – and for cities that don’t have direct flights, transfers in Miami, Houston, or southern California are just 3 hours from Costa Rica!

Though Guanacaste is a popular province for expatriates, it was one of the regions that took the hardest hits during the crash in the Costa Rica real estate market. Interestingly, the greater San José metropolitan area continued sales without interruption, which is attributed to its flexibility in options, accessibility, infrastructure, and mild climate. Plus, beach side and ocean view homes tend to be more expensive given the cost of land. Sales on homes around the $350,000 range have picked up recently, and developers have taken notice! Project Mar Vista on Guanacaste’s gold coast is preparing to offer ocean view home packages starting at $350,000, less than one mile away from the beach in an eco-friendly, gated community.

Overall, the Costa Rica real estate market is still in a recession. However, with the Central Valley selling in full stride, increases is access to financing, and the growth in the number of options on the market, the Costa Rica real estate is rapidly regrowing its liveliness.

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