This post brought to you by Tassimo. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’m not sure about you, but a good cup of java in the morning soothes and invigorates my soul. Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day, meaning it’s an an imp
ortant commodity and a popular beverage. But coffee should be taste good. Taste being subjective, I hate watered down ‘diner-type’ coffee. If I’m going to start my day on the right foot and close some business, my coffee better be rich, bold and tastey, shouldn’t it?
Enter Tassimo Professional. This isn’t your grandmothers coffee machine. This thing prepares one-cup servings of espresso, regular coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and various other coffee drinks, notably those including milk such as latte or cappuccino.
It’s capsule-based, which in this case are called T-Discs. And these Tassimo labeled coffee capsules have a unique feature – a bar code on the label. Stick the T-Disc in the machine and it reads the bar code to calculate the amount of water, brewing time, and temperature for the specific beverage. Cool eh? It means you get the high quality, coffee-house style beverages right in office, every morning. Talk about a having GOOD morning!
Oh and lets not forget the Brands of beverages available. TASSIMO is owned by Kraft. This means Cappuccinos and lattes can be prepared using real GEVALIA coffees, or you can have rich and creamy SUCHARD hot chocolate and even delicately-steeped TWININGS tea, in simple to use, space efficient, perfect for the home or office, must-have appliance. Oh and in case your wondering, yes a Tassimo affiliate program caught my eye
In any case, I’ll leave you with this: Try delicious cappuccinos & lattes in your OFFICE with a Tassimo Professional free demo of their single-cup specialty hot beverage system. Sign up @ baristainside.com/workplace.
We can all earn a paycheck, but how do you earn a living? The affiliate space has enabled that very thing for countless individuals. But during these tough economic times, how can you make your hard earned money go farther, or make it grow, as it were? For instance, where can you find a low-risk, interest earning investment vehicle?
I don’t give legal, tax or investment advice, as I am not a professional in any of these areas. However, I perused the FDIC website, and what I can say is that a certificate of deposit or CD, makes financial sense. I’m all for making more money, and a CD basically is a special type of deposit account with a bank or thrift institution that typically offers a higher rate of interest than a regular savings account. Unlike other investments, CD’s feature federal deposit insurance up to $250,000, which provides you a safety net.
Additionally CD’s provide an effective means of obtaining a safe ROI because, unlike market-based investments, such as mutual funds or annuities, you aren’t directly tied to fluctuations in the stock market. When you buy a CD, you make an investment in a bank. The bank will use that money to invest in profitable ventures such as issuing mortgages and corporate loans. As an investor, you earn a return in the form of interest when your CD matures.
The maturity term can range from three months to five years or more. The longer the duration, the higher the CD interest rates you should receive. Once the CD matures, you can cash out or renew.
Money savvy individuals say that “The more you make, the more you should save”. So visit your local bank and inquire about this unique way to save. Compare rates and then go online. There are a few online banks that are FDIC insured that offer savings rates that may exceed the national average. Make sure the one you choose is ranked among Bankrate.com’s Top Tier for high yields on all types of savings.
Educate yourself and make your money grow…
In this day and age, competition is fierce and is everywhere. Differentiation is what gets you noticed and keeps you top of mind. One way of staying top of mind is by providing gifts of appreciation to clients and vendors.
One elegant way to express congratulations to clients and employees is with the traditional gift basket. These attractive offerings come in different sizes to fit your gift giving needs (and budget), and can also be the centerpiece of any special event, including company parties, grand opening celebrations, trade shows, table favors, promotions, retirement parties, etc.
These baskets can be decorated with poinsettias, pine cones and berries and/or scrumptious gourmet See’s candy, including milk/dark chocolate, brittles & toffees, truffles, candy bars and old school but delicious lollypops.
Craving baked goods? Your business contacts may too. Convey your warm regards by sending them a muffin gift pack that includes 6 fresh muffins, some flavorful coffee eggnog, and some powdered instant hot chocolate packets.
The gift of cheese is one not to be overlooked for your lactose tolerant business contacts. Gift packs may include roasted garlic, cheddar cheese, cranberry, apple, tomato and basil cheese, gourmet mustard, Bavarian Halle sausage, beef salami, cheddar cheese spread.
Coffee connoisseurs would appreciate a java pack. Many times these contain special mugs, and all sorts of coffee goodies including: chocolate cookies, stuffed pastry cream puffs, chocolate caramel cappuccino, Irish coffee syrup, vanilla hazelnut coffee, some cream and more.
It’s been said that there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving. So go ahead – reap the emotional rewards, but enjoy the continued flow of business…
If you want to go super elegant, Chopard has introduced a new collection of ladies watches, the Imperiale. Imperiale stands out for its elegance and refinement right out of the box. The handles have been redesigned with a elegant hinged strap attached connecting to the case and comes in two sizes: 36 mm. and 40 mm. in diameter. Available in steel, pink gold and white gold , there are also versions with diamonds, set into the bezel or on the case.
The face is very distinctive, one that mimics cushion tapestry Imperial time. As you can see, nothing has been left to chance. The refinement of Roman numerals and hands completes the design of the face.
As for the movement, you have options: The smallest model , 36 mm. with a steel case, offers a quartz movement. In contrast, models of larger size , with a 40 mm. case has an automatic movement, along with hour and minutes functions with a chronograph function.
As you can see, there is also the possibility of finishing the watch with leather strap or bracelet , either steel or gold, but I suppose that this last option skyrockets the price.
Different types of daily life activities require the use uniforms. Some serve as a protection, others as a means of distinguishing a specific group of people within an institution, setting or activity. The diferences in normal day-to-day dress compared to a uniform could be as simple as a shirt with a logo, or a whole outfit that includes pants and a top with a pattern, such as medical scrubs. Long gone are the days of white lab coat only doctors. Todays scrubs come in a plethora of different color and pattern combos.
And lets not forget accessories. Some uniforms require special footwear, such as boots, and/or a vest or jacket, such as in the military. Some require headgear such as a beret, helmets, or a cap (police and sports oriented uniforms). Sometimes gloves tie into the mix too.
Uniforms are a way of life. So why not get on the bandwagon? This is a good niche to explore, and it’s recurring one, as they need to be replaced often.
As online marketers, all of us need internet access. But this in itself is a niche that can be quite profitable for affiliates, as satellite and dial up services are still being sold to people who live so remotely that no local company exists to accomodate their needs. What are the different options out there?
Like cable internet service, ADSL provides much faster speeds than those available with dial-up modems. However, there is a wide range of ADSL offerings available, with connections speeds that range up to 3 Mbps (3000 Kbps).
The downside of ADSL is that its shared with your landline. This means that Internet access and phone calls can not occur simultaneously.
Satellite internet service is another way to get Internet connection. This uses satellites to get you connected to the interwebs and is a popular solution for those who live in areas where cable and DSL are not available. However, satellite connections are generally slower than cable and DSL connections.
A newer offering for people in metropolitan ares who want fast speeds than dial-up Internet access is one that uses no wires of any kind. This can be achieved through public Wi-Fi, cellular, and WiMAX (one of the latest wireless services available.) These technologies vary in terms of connectivity, reliability and cost, but they allow users to connect to the web at home, school, work, or while on the road if you are within the coverage area.
So there you have it. These are the main types of internet connections that are available and that we as affiliates can resell. The internet connection type is dependent on availability, desired speed and budget. But almost anyone can have internet access today, regardless of where they live.
And thats good business for us…
In recent years, pay per click (PPC) advertising has become a popular marketing strategy for online retailers. What ever niche you as an affiliate are promoting, PPC advertising can help you achieve your online marketing goals. Thanks to the diversity of advertising companies that offer pay per click (from the main search engines Google, and Bing to many smaller options) you can use PPC advertising regardless of your budget. To help you understand the true potential of pay per click advertising, here are some benefits PPC advertising can provide:
Traffic - Obviously, this is the number one benefit of PPC advertising. Due to the low cost of bidding on keywords, PPC can help drive a large amount of traffic for a relatively low price. The other PPC traffic advantage is the fact that it is instantaneous. Unlike organic traffic (which can take many months or even a year to start to get especially for the new websites), with PPC advertising you can start driving traffic to your website now!
Many online marketers are under the misconception that once you have a high organic rankings in search, running a PPC campaign is not necessary. On the contrary, the creation and operation of a pay per click campaign is very important, even if your site draws a quality organic traffic. The reason that a PPC campaign can complement the organic ranking is that it can help enhance your branding efforts. When potential visitors see that your website appears twice in search results, brand recognition and trust increases. This will result in more leads and/or more sales for you.
If creating your PPC campaign seems daunting, work with a Pay Per Click agency, such as BizzClick LLP. They provide a 24/7 support team, personal managers for each client, a great variety of tools for the creation of your advertising campaign and one of the fastest XML feeds in industry. They also have their own FiSoAp traffic ranking system which helps you get they right type of traffic by traffic sorting and filtering (which means you minimize chargebacks and reduce your chances of getting stuck with high click costs bids).
With the right tools, an optimized PPC campaign not only gives you insight as to how much money your website is generating, but also how much to spend. You monitor site visitors, see what they are looking for and what they are buying.
With some creativity on your search phrase choices, you can target the right people who are willing to do business with you. And that’s what marketing is all about…