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How much do you make affiliate marketing

If you are good at it you might be able to make a lot of money from it.  Apparently, I have not been doing something right.  I have been researching for stuff and I have found this great website for affiliate marketing called Wealthy Affiliate

The free version gives you 9 free lessons. I did the lessons they were pretty good. They teach you how to make a website, how to add google adsense to your site and a lot of other great things you can do to make a website and get your business going.

You can join for free.

They do have a paid version where you can get a lot more out of it, but I think I will wait until later. They do have a sale for the first month for $19.00.
Until I start getting more sales I think I will wait.
See here is the comparison

I wish they would give you a month of more stuff.  The free one is good, but they don’t give you much time to interact with it.

While you are here check out this great book about affiliate marketing.

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Harry Potter Fans

I’m doing this post for the Harry Potter fans.  I am a  big fan myself.  I am doing this as a fundraiser for my diabetes walk.

44,607 Harry Potter products on Amazon.  This is just a few items that I would love to purchase myself.

This is my first time that I have done an article on affiliate programs.  I have seen other sites where they have items that are on sale and she writes about it.  I have yet to learn that.  If you are a fan of Harry Potter as I am and you want the items please make a purchase through me.  I will get a percentage.  This will help for my walk for diabetes.

Click here to check out my walk for diabetes.  I hope you enjoyed todays Post.  Please subscribe to my blog for more.

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Starting your own business

Do you know how hard it is to do business online? I have my website http://www.lilmommagifts for like 3 years and no sales through the website. As for getting the physical item and selling it in person is a different story. They have so many websites on the world wide web. Your best bet would be to advertise. Which I have done that too. I have gotten many hits to my website. Yet no sales as of this writing.
I also have a blog too. Sure I can get hits but what about sales. I do have a few affiliate for my blog. Business is slow on both ends. I am still determined to make a few sales from my site though I am not giving up.

I know you are probably in the same boat as I am in trying to make a little extra money from the internet. It is hard work let me tell you. I am sure you have also read on some blog how I make this much money and they show you how much money that they have made. Will I would love to do that too, but as far as anything goes as of this writing I haven’t seen a penny to any of my online business’ yet. So in 2015, I got me a job to help pay for things. The pay I get from my job helps me with my personal finances and for my little home business.

I have come up with a special event I am working on for Diabetes. I’m looking to get a big team to help with the event. It is going to take some time and some effort to get this going. So I have asked people and not much luck. I still keep looking and I remembered a friend of mine who has some business that she does as well and she is an event planner, so I am on my way to getting a team together. I am nervous as to how many people will show up for the first meeting, but I am a step closer to getting my team. It takes a lot of hard work to get to where yo want to be. But be strong and be patient. You will get closer to your dreams or goal. It just takes a while and finding that one person to help you out.

You just have to take it one step at a time, even if it has to be baby steps.




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Opposite affect

Have you ever wanted something and couldn’t get it.  Not right away anyway.  Last few nights after I went to bed I woke up about Ten o’clock.  It scared me a little bit because I wanted to sleep in more, which I probably could have, but I didn’t want to be late for work.  NOW last night I went to bed figuring I could sleep past ten o’clock since I have the day off.  Well after twelve midnight I went to bed figuring I would do that.  I tossed and turned most of the night.  I didn’t feel like I was going to be able to go to sleep.

“I would like to go home if you don’t mind.” I was telling my friend.

“It is dark outside, You are going to have to stay the night.”  I stayed the night.  Ready to go back home, I really didn’t want to stay the night, but somehow I fell asleep and the next thing I knew it was day light. My dog had pooped on their floor and I knew he hated when the dogs pooped in his house, He is not the only one.  “I am so sorry, I”ll clean it up.”  I cleaned up the mess.  I was looking for my shoes and socks,  somehow they had gotten scattered,  After a little while, I had found them.  Now beats me why I would put on two pairs of panties and I put on a pair of pants.  I got to go home.  I had realized it was a Monday,  “I need to get ready for work.” I called my boss and I told him I should be there n an hour.  I’m looking all over the place for my work clothes.  I find a few that are too small, this is taking longer then I though.  I find a skirt and put it on.  I am running late,  “You should not have told your boss you will be there in an hour.  Maybe you should have asked for more time.”  Later on, We went to a hardware store, (I have no idea why).  I”ve already missed my fair share of days at work, so now here is another day I will miss.  I’m like well I just as well miss it, I can not find my stuff…….

I woke up and I have this alarm clock I bought, these new ones I can’t hear worth a poop, they are so quite.  As I am waking up I hear a little beep beep beep beep.  So I turn off my alarm clock.  This one wakes up my husband so he can walk our son to the bus stop.  Not sure why I keep it set on my days off I never hear it until I’m awake.

So I had managed to fall asleep.  I thought I might be sleeping until ten o’clock or if not later.  Nope, not happening. Could be due to work last night.  I had a pretty easy night.  I only had a few rooms to clean and after a break, I helped out my friend with her stuff.

Now, maybe you are one of those fortunate people who has realized your dream already.  Good for you.  Maybe you didn’t have to work for it, maybe it just happened to you.  That is awesome.  Sometimes that is the way things goes.

As for me and probably several others,  we are still working on our dreams.  I have been reading a book  Think and Grow Rich –Napoleon Hill

It is about thinking of IDEAS and putting in your subconscious,  I have done that for years.  I’ve  got a dream of running my own business.  I do run my own business, sort of,  Lil Momma Gifts is my online store,  I’m sure that site will come in handy later.  I still want a brick and mortar store.  I have some items at a flea market as we speak.  Sales are going slow.  I’m sure it will do better if I had more items.  I’m working on that.

Now my big dream I am doing right now, as for my Lil Momma Gifts is to have a Step out for diabetes event for Searcy, Ar, which is my hometown.  I have the idea on what I want to do, I just need the team to help me put this together.

 

 

 

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No sales and some info about where to find food

 

I have these websites,

My online store

A go fund me page

A blog

A crowd rise teamed up with Bret Michaels

My top 100 websites   If you have a website you can add your text or banner to mine.  IF you are able to add websits to yours please ad mine to your site too this way we both get hits to our sites.

Probably a few more pages that I don’t remember how to find them,  I share my pages on facebook and a few other pages.  I read about how you can make money off of these,  but my deal is, I can get people to look at my pages, but the problem is how do I get them to buy anything or make a donation?

My goal/dream is to help families of diabetics,  those who are struggling to make ends meet and having a hard time buying testing strips and other supplies and who want to make healthier meals and they have no idea on what to buy or what to make.

I know what it is like not having enough money by the time you got your bills paid, gas in the car,  Then you get what little groceries you can with what money you have left and now you are pretty much broke, trying to figure out how you are going to get by for next week.  Then you read about how you are supposed to put money back for yourself first and saying how am I supposed to do that when I already used what money I have.  Maybe you have so much taken out of your check for retirement,  that is a good thing,  Maybe you have money coming out of your check for insurance, that is a good thing.  Perhaps your only take home pay is  $28i5.86.  I know that is not really all that much money, but you got your bills paid and gas in the car and some food to put on the table.

I do have a suggestion for you, this is what I have done.  I went to local food banks, they have been a big help for me. You do have to be careful and make sure that some of the food they give you is still good.  A lot of those items have been donated.  I’m sure they do the best they can to catch the items that have gone bad.

Here is a link that will help you find some food bank in theSearcy, Ar and surrounding area food banks

I know it is very tough in these days to get by.  I got me a job because I was getting tired of trying to do my little business and my yard sales and getting nowhere.  I don’t think I had what most people were looking for.  I do sell things in person.  Haven’t sold much online.  I have sold a few things, but not near as I would have hoped for.  Since I got my job, I can do more for my business.  I have ordered some items and I have my stuff in a Fleamarket where someone watches my stuff and sells it for me. As of this writing, I have only gotten a few dollars.  I’m working as much as I can do what I can to get stuff to sell.  I was hoping to have a yard sale over the weekend but the weather was too cold, so that did not get to happen.

If you have any suggestions please comment.  I would love to hear your ideas.

I also wrote a small book about how to make a little money. My ebook on how to make money you will not get rich quick,  A lot of these websites you get like pennies for reading emails. You can get free gift cards or money.  These do take time but I do enjoy the little benefits they provide.  I have gotten a few gift cards and I have gotten a  few checks for $25.00 or so.

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How about a (e)book review?

I have been trying to figure out what to write about.  It took me a little while.  I have been reading about how a person can make money online and I thought well I have been reading lately.  How about a book review. In this particular case an Ebook review.

Lily Zante The Gift, box set

(Apparently, I can show the amazon product. I’m not able to be an affiliate at this time. :() But I can still do a review.

This first part is a great read. you get an introduction to the characters, You get to start to know them and what they do.  You get an idea of what they are like.  I’m trying to give you and idea on what is it about without giving anything away.

What I don’t like is that this series can be a bit of a,   let me think…. tease if you.  It leaves you hanging.  I’m glad I got the opportunity to get the first 3 books of this story for free.  It is good on the authors part because you have to buy the series.  For ninety-nine cents isn’t too bad.

So, of course, I was quite into reading the ebook I had to buy the next book

Lily Zante The Offer, Boxed Set

You have gotten to know the characters by now.  (spoiler alert.) They have grown closer. He knows her and she knows him. This part is also a good read.

 

Lily Zante, The Vow, Boxed Set

Now this one I’m still reading and thus far it is a tear jerker,  but it has good news.  which was a relief for me and the characters.  I’m only on chapter 18.  So I will have to let you know a little later how it goes.

I know I’m not giving you much to go on, but that is why I have links on here, so you can read more.  I just wanted to share my opinion here.  I hope it helps you on deciding rather you want to buy this set or not.  I’m really into this set so far.  The author has written well. ( I have noticed a few typo, though.  See if you find them too.  Please share here if you do.  I want to compare notes.

 

thanks for reading.

Ruth.

Lil Momma Gifts

Lil Momma’s Care

My Gofund me page

My team Bret Michaels page

 




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Help, Google play service has stopped working

I have done a factory reset on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a couple days ago and I open google play to start getting my apps back.  First thing you got to do is sign in.  Ok, I put in my email address and tough next (since I was using my cell phone)  then, it ask for your password,  I put my password in, it does the wait a second….  then it goest to accpet the terms of service and privacy policy.  I touch accept then wait a sec…..  Then pop up comes up.  It says, “Google play service has stopped working.” What the heck.   I do a search on those words, not a lot of luck at first, but then I found this website.

You need to update your google play service.   So I searched for “google play service update.”  Well you may not find it on google play store.  you have to go through a third party to do so.

This might be a little tricky to do though.  You will have to go into your phone settings.

I believe my phone is an Andriod Lollipop. (I wish it would tell you th name of the system along with the numbers.)

(I hope you are using your phone to read this, if not get your phone if you haven’t done so.) Other wise put this address in your phone.

http://en.uptodown.com/android/search/google-play-service

 

Google play service update
Google play service update

This is where you download the update.  Do you see the puzzle piece?  That is the Google play service update that you need to get.   Touch that picture and it should get to you to the download page.

You can also get the google play update too. Once you have downloaded the app you will get a pop up saying the app has been blocked this is where yo go into your settings. Should look similar to this.

Yours might look a little different as android has more the one operating system.

Once you click on settings, go to general tab there you will find security, you may have to scroll to find it.

Once you see Security and touch it.

 

You may see unknown sources with a check mark on it.  Uncheck it.

After that, you should be able to go application manager.

 

After you are in application manager

You will see you what you have downloaded.  Tough the icons and it should install.  I suggest after you install these programs you restart your phone.

I hope this helps you. If it works please let me know.

If you would like to donate a little bit of money please do so  with either one of these or both,  It is up to you.  Both of these sites are for helping with Diabetes.  My personal fundraiser

andTeam Bret Michaels fundraiser

 

P.S.  If you find any errors please let me know.  I will update this as needed thank you for reading.

 

 

 

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One dream come true

I have always wanted to meet Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison.  My sister was a teenager at the time and I like the same music she liked.  She like KISS, I loved Poison.  I am 39 years old and on October 14, 2016, at The Arkansas Sate Fair Bret Michaels was there.  As soon as I found out that he was going to be in concert I wanted to order the tickets.  I had to wait a little while.  But as soon as I was able to I bought the tickets to get into the gate and the VIP deck for Bret Michaels.  That was like 3 months before.  That felt like a long wait, felt like forever.   I had saved up the money within the last year.  I used this money for the meet and greet and the limo ride.  You will see the limo a little later.

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    Look at me, I so happy.  I would post the picture with my family on here, but my dear husband does not want his picture on the internet.   I respect him for that.  It was a great picture too of my family and Bret Michaels.  (I wonder if I put his name on here that it will show up in the search engine for people to find it.  My blog is still new and I have no followers just yet.) This was something.  First time I saw Bret was in Hot Springs, (magic springs)  concert was great but the feeling I had before the show was strange.  My dear husband sits in his chair along with our son.   This  time around it was awesome.  My family and I got to hang out together and chat with Bret Michaels for about 2 or 3 minutes.  I wish it could have been longer.   Next year, maybe he will return,   I’m going to save my money and see if we can do another Meet and greet with him.  Or unless somehow he seems us before then.  I gave him (Bret Michaels) a copy of a magazine that I had done an article in.   Called

This was something.  First time I saw Bret was in Hot Springs, (magic springs)  concert was great but the feeling I had before the show was strange.  My dear husband sits in his chair along with our son.   This  time around it was awesome.  My family and I got to hang out together and chat with Bret Michaels for about 2 or 3 minutes.  I wish it could have been longer.   Next year, maybe he will return,   I’m going to save my money and see if we can do another Meet and greet with him.  Or unless somehow he seems us before then.  I gave him (Bret Michaels) a copy of a magazine that I had done an article in.   Called Searcy Living Magazine.  My article, you can find it here   page 45 (page 44 in the actual magazine.)  Take a look and let me know what you think.   My article  is The 1,000,000 penny challenge.  I so wish that he reads it and can respond back to me with it.  Even  just putting my website Lil Momma Gifts on his partner section of his website,    As of this time I have no way of knowing if he has read it or not.  It drives me crazy.

 Anyone ever rode in a limo to a state fair.   That would be me and my family.  The Chauffeur said that was the first time anyone has ever paid to have a limo drive them to a fair.

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It was nice.  Wasn’t extremely special or anything.  It was like riding in a car.  But it was so comfortable and sweet.   Got a few interesting looks.  Maybe someday we can do this again.

Someday I would love to get away a few passes and a meet and greet to see Bret Michaels,  maybe even let the person ride in a limo with us, but I can’t do that unless I get more sales.  The sell that I get,  some of the proceeds will be going for diabetes.    If you want to see Bret Michaels and you can’t afford it I so understand,  It has been hard for me to save money before I got my job I would have never gotten to go to this concert.   I had put $20.00 into a Christmas club account with the bank that I use.   Just recently I had increased the amount to $25.00.

I know it is hard to save up sometimes and this is a reason why I want to help someone that is well deserving to get to see Bret Michaels in concert,   but I won’t be able to do this on my own.  If you or someone you know wants to see Bret Michaels in concert help me raise money so I can give you a chance to win tickets to his next concert. by sharing my blog or going to my website  or you can even donate to here or even My team Bret Michaels page

That is it for now.  Please share my blog, like my Facebook page for Lil Momma Gifts and check out the websites that I had shared here. Until next time.

God Bless.

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Helpful links

Here you can find helpful links.  For example, if you need help paying your electric bill

http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/white_county_food_banks_and_pan.html

http://www.suntopia.org/searcy/ar/food_pantries.php

 




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Hopes and dreams

Have you ever wanted to run your own business? What about have your own blog? I sort of have both, although I’m not sure if I am doing a good job or not. I have not sold anything online in a long time. Here is a quick lesson I learned, though. I was making a granny square Christmas afghan. I put it up on eBay for sale. I thought I would have it done by the time it sold. I was mistaken. I sold the afghan. I’m just fortunate the person who bought it off of me was patient with me. I worked hard for the next month to get that thing done. I’m not going to post anything for sale before I am finished making it. Lesson learned.

I don’t know what I would want to do if it were not for my dreams. I am hoping that someday I can get an actual store for Lil Momma Gifts. I sell things now and them in person. I ordered a candle fundraising kit. It said not up front cost. Well, I have to sell 150 of them in order for them to waive the $65.00 shipping. Honestly, now I am a bit afraid to even try to sell the candles. What if I don’t sell enough and have to pay the $65 dollars. Have you ever done that before? Yes, my self-confidence is a little low. But if you tried and tried and tried and feel like giving up. Well, sometimes I just take a break from things and find other stuff to enjoy for the time being.
I love to read and I enjoy writings. My grammar may suck, but you know I found this really cool program called Grammarly. I like it. I just hope it makes me a better writer. I just have to be patient. If it is meant for me to have my business that it shall happen. I don’t know when. But this is all I can dream of. Just don’t know what to do otherwise.

I just created this page. I was wondering how to become a part of Team Bret Michaels. Now, I finally have a page. https://www.crowdrise.com/ruthpearson2 (I think the 2 is for the fundraiser page and my first name is the profile or the about my page. Not sure why they did it like that.) Check it out when you have time.

I’m passionate about learning about diabetes and how to live a more healthy lifestyle. My mom was a diabetic and she was unable to get the help she needed. I know my father did the best he could, the best he knew how. He didn’t know much about that either. A few years after both my parents had passed my aunts and uncles were becoming diabetes or being diagnosed with diabetes. My mom was in her 40’s when she found out she was a diabetic. I’m almost 40.
So I’m expecting somewhere within the next ten years they could say you are a diabetic. Yes, it is hard trying to figure out what to do. You are probably like oh my God what am I suppose to do. All I can say is take baby steps.
I know I am. With Lil Momma Gifts I hope to raise money for myself and if I get a certain dollar amount I want to help others who are in the same situation my mom was in. I want to be able to help them out. Right now I have to learn to eat better for me so I can later help out you.

If you want to follow along with me go ahead. Sometimes we just have to practice. I’ve had my little business since 2011. It is going slow and I am surely not rich, but I will mention and talk to people about my business. I’m thinking later on if I do get me a place that people will be waiting at the door. Wondering what the hype is all about.

I’m grateful I got me a “real job” it does help. Now I’m doing ok with my money, but I would like to do better. With practice, I’m sure I can get this mastered. I talked to my bank and got a Christmas club savings. They say save money for yourself first, so this is what helps me.

I also have a few “get paid to read email” sites that I belong to. I’m sure the more I talk about it the more people I can get. I get several emails a day from them and I get pennies for each one. Sure I only have like $10. or $15.00 with one, but that is a start and later on I can cash out my money. You have to have like $30.00 in order to request your check. I’ll share with you a few of them that I am with. I have gotten paid before and that is why I am sharing. I won’t share anything unless I have experience from them. But just so you know, what works for me might not work as well for you. You have to try different things out to find out what you can do.

First my diabetes fundraiser. https://www.crowdrise.com/ruthpearson2

Here is the get paid to read the email that I use.  http://www.inboxdollars.com/?r=ref23612908&s=7