Friday, June 28, 2019

Enter to Win this Giveaway for a Deluxe Cheeseboard & Knives Set

We have been invited by our friends at Westman Reviews to share this giveaway with you. If you wish to purchase a cheeseboard, visit Smart Ideas for Life and use the code 4JulySale for a 20% discount. 

Enter to win this giveaway for a Deluxe Cheeseboard & Knives Set from Smart Ideas 4 Life.  Smart Ideas 4 Life (our sponsor) will ship the prize to the winner. The winner of this giveaway will receive one Deluxe Cheeseboard & Knives Set.  For more details, please read our review on this product HERE.  We are not responsible if the sponsor fails to deliver the prize. Come back daily for more entries!

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Open to United States Residents ONLY.  Must be 18 or over to enter.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification email with shipping information.  If we don't receive a response within 48 hours, then you forfeit your prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. Once we have a confirmed winner, their first name and last initial will be announced here.   Remember, the more entries you have, the higher your odds of winning becomes.  The more entry tasks you complete, the more entries you will have.  Good luck to all who enter!

Disclosure:  Westman Reviews, and any of the participating bloggers, are not responsible for the shipping of the prize.  That will be done by the sponsor.  Facebook and other social media platforms are not associated with this giveaway in any way.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Importance of Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is an essential part of any successful small business. In the past, you might be able to get away without it. However, in our modern society, most of your business will be done online. If you wish to keep up and continue to thrive, you’ll need digital marketing to do so.

In this article, we’ll give you the key benefits that show the importance of digital marketing. By the time you’ve read through them, you’ll see that you really need digital marketing incorporated into your business if you want to survive.

If you would like to know how to keep your company afloat through digital marketing, read on!
You Can Reach More Customers

While a local business can be beneficial, your options grow exponentially when you move to the online business world. You can reach people from all around the world this way.

Instead of being limited to the advertisements you can place in local shops and such, you can easily publish an ad that will be seen by millions of people throughout the planet.
Helps You to Keep Up with and Even Pass Competitors

Your competitors are undoubtedly online as well. Having a strong digital marketing strategy is key to keeping up and overtaking them.

Any competitor that already has their digital marketing up and running is already far ahead of you. You really need to work hard and catch up with them. The company within your product niche that has the strongest digital marketing will undoubtedly get the majority of paying customers.

With the right budget and a strong digital marketing team, you can take all of those customers from your competitors and keep them for yourself. It doesn’t matter if your product is as good as theirs or not; what matters is whether you sell it to customers better. You have to convince them that your company is better than another. Digital marketing helps you do just that!

You Can Focus on Your Target Audience

Your target audience are those people who have a high chance of being interested in and actually buying your product. When you set up your digital marketing scheme, you can do so in such a way that it targets that audience.

Assuming you mean to outsource your digital marketing, the company will select certain keywords that would be used by your target audience most often. This way, you can attract the attention of people who will actually be interested, improving your ROI (Return on Investment) for each visitor attracted.

Gives You Access to Data Analytics to Further Your Goals

Instead of needing to base all of your marketing on physical means, you can use well-designed data analysis programs that will do 90% of the job for you. You’ll still need to input your details and work out the digital marketing scheme. Once that is done, the data analytics programs you can use will pull any useful information to help improve your scheme as much as possible. Now that you know that you can gather more data, make sure you outsource parts of your digital marketing campaign so you can focus on more important things like sales, fulfilment, etc. Check out https://Sure.Work for to outsource.

Using this information, you can further improve your online position and potentially get ahead of your competitors. Obviously, they will be using data analytics as well, so you will also need to use your team’s humanity and ingenuity to come out on top.

Unlocks a Huge Amount of Marketing Potential

Naturally, the online world connects you to almost everyone in the world. The potential for business in the cyber-world is unfathomable. Every year, the human race gets more and more connected to it. Some people shop exclusively online these days.The sooner you can get your business set up online and perfect your digital marketing strategy, the sooner you can take advantage of all of those potential customers.

These are the reasons why digital marketing are so important. Without it, you’re living in a dying business world. Sure, physical business is still very lucrative. However, the online business world is where you will survive as we transition into the world of connectivity. Without a strong online presence, it is only a matter of time for your company to get snuffed out!Look for a digital marketing company today and get your business in the game!

Sunday, June 23, 2019



One winner will receive both DVD'S, Llama Llama Best Summer ever, Team Sonic Here Comes the Boom and an XBOX One copy of Team Sonic Racing!




Here Comes the Boom! Plus Team Sonic Racing XBOX ONE GIVEAWAY

 Sonic Boom: Go Team Sonic!
with a Team Sonic Racing Video Game

It's a Sonic you haven't seen before - an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes and whatever he's up against, Sonic the Hedgehog is aided by his sidekick, Tails, and his friends Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks and, of course, attacked by his arch nemesis, Dr. Eggman.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Put on a family karaoke show with the VocoPro Pop-Up Oke dual set!

My family is having a blast with this VocoPro Pop-Up Oke Dual Set that I received from VocoPro to review.  VocoPro holds the number one spot for high end professional karaoke products.  The Pop-Up Oke is an all in one wireless microphone with a built in mixer and speaker.  It even has a light show feature, which is really cool.  And you get two of them in this set!  You can link them together to perform duets with your family and friends.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Ways to make money from home

Are you looking for ways to make money from home?  I have scoured the internet, talked to friends and family, and my own experience to give you some ideas.

Two companies that you all know; Avon and Tupperware.  Both are still going strong today.  My Grandma used to sell Avon back in the day and she made pretty good money doing it, too.  Tupperware basically offers the same payments plans as Avon, you get a percentage of what you sell and  deep discounts on what you buy as a consultant.  I know all of us have purchased something from Avon and Tupperware.

What special skills do you have that you can market?  Are you a good photographer with a top notch camera?  Do you know how to start a photography business? Buy a few photo props and get started.  You can make accounts on social media outlets to advertise.  I see these a lot in online yard sale groups on Facebook.  You can start by posting pictures you have already taken. I personally know someone that charges a $50 sitting fee for a 30 minute session.  You can photograph kids, weddings, Holidays, pregnancies, the list is endless.  This can be a very profitable work from home business.

I know a lot of people that have started their own boutique business.  They buy trendy clothes at wholesale prices and sell them for a profit.  I have even bought a few clothing items myself from these boutique businesses and been quite pleased.  When you can work from home, you set the hours YOU want to work.  With the boutique type business, you can have a certain time of day you post pictures of the items you have for sale and people will comment that they want to buy that item. You can even do this one or two days a week. You send an invoice and when they pay, you ship the item to them.  You can do this on Facebook or set up a marketplace on a blog using Shopify or many others selling tools like it.

If you are a Mom that wants to stay home with the kids, perhaps you would like to provide daycare in your home for other children.  With the cost of daycare ranging from $150 to $200 week for one child, that is definitely a way you can work from home and make money.  You need to check with you state's Department of Human Resources to see how many kids you can keep if you are not certified.  Or, if you want to be a certified daycare, you can find all the information you need to start!

Make sure when you decide that you want to work from home that you have a marketable skill.  If you do not like selling items and having to deliver, do not sign up to sell Avon.  If you like fashion and are a good stylist that can recognize the trends in fashion, check out the boutique wholesalers.  All of these work from home ideas can make you money, you just have to be willing to do the work.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

How bad credit affects your everyday life

Bad credit.  Those two awful words you hate to hear.   You can still get loans with bad credit, but your interest rate will be much higher.

Everyone has a reason when they are told their credit is bad.  Most of us forget to make a payment on time.  Your credit score is impacted by each and every payment you make late. If you want bad credit to turn to good credit, then you must take the necessary steps to bring your credit score to one that is acceptable to lenders.

I know plenty of people that just say, "I'm not paying that", because their payment was late or non existent the month before and now they have been assessed late fees.  A $25 payment can be assessed a $35 late payment fee and now to get current with that creditor you have to pay $60.    If this sounds like you, do not fret.  Call your creditor and ask if they can waive the late fee if you make the payment.  Most of the time, if this is your first time being late, they will waive the late fee.

Time after time, I advise people to just pick up the phone and call your creditor.  I promise they are willing to work with you so you can get your debt paid off to them. They do not want you to have bad credit. They want you to pay off your debt, so you can have more debt with them.Your credit score and your bad credit impacts so many things in your life.  Many employers will run a credit check on you and if you have bad credit, you won't get that job.  Your car auto and home insurance rate is based on your credit worthiness. Renting or leasing a new home or apartment often requires a credit check.   If you have less than perfect credit, you will not get that place.  Or, if you do, you are often times charged a higher deposit or higher rent

I think the group of people that are self employed have the hardest time getting a loan.  Why is this?  Most creditors can verify employment  through pay check stub or knowing the minimum pay scale for your job.  Self employed loans require so much more .  You need several years of tax returns to show you are making a profit. They want income statements, profit and loss statements to assure you are credit worthy.  The risk to creditors for those that are self employed seem to be high. Miss a payment while you are self employed and your credit score tanks and creditors are less likely to make any loans to you.

If you have been denied a loan due to bad credit, you will get a letter staying why.   Check your credit report, there is a possibility of a mistake in your credit file.  If there is, you need to let the credit reporting agency(ies) know.  You can dispute this and get your credit back on track.  There are so many things you can do if you have bad credit,but you have to be willing to do the work to get yor score to one that is favored by creditors.


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Drink To Dad This Father's Day!

Root Out Root Beer Flavored Whisky or known as Root Out Whisky is a blend of the finest root beer flavoring with a smooth Canadian blended whisky that is aged for four years in American Oak barrels from bourbon generating a rich, root beer flavor with a hint of vanilla. My dad loved Root Beer and so do I. I wish my dad had gotten to try this he would have loved it! Root Beer Whiskey was a must for our Father's Day celebrations! I like Root Beer and my husband likes Root Beer and Whiskey. What a great idea Root Out Root Beer Flavored Whisky!

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