x After Kids? How New Moms Can Keep Romance Alive
by Arlene Pellicane
It’s the end of the day…finally. You’re lying in bed exhausted next to your husband. You can guess what happens next. Nothing! You’re too tired to think about sex, much less have it.
Sex can be the last thing on your mind when you’ve got a baby to feed, groceries to buy, diapers to change, and clothes to wash. But for your husband, sex is probably much higher on the priority list. So what can you do to keep the home fires burning and also keep yourself from burning out?
1. Connect emotionally each day with your husband. Spend a few minutes talking about your day, the kind of talking you used to do before kids came into the picture. You may not have time for long hand-in-hand strolls, but you can spend 5 minutes talking about what’s on your heart. When you feel connected emotionally to your husband, it’s much easier to think of sex.
2. Schedule times for intimacy. It may not sound very sexy or spontaneous, but you actually have to put lovemaking on the calendar. This way, you can prepare yourself and plan your day accordingly. It will give you and your husband something to look forward to.
3. Plan a yearly getaway. Whether it’s for your anniversary, a birthday, or another special occasion, set a time when you spend one night together without the kids. Take time to enjoy each other and communicate your love for your husband physically.
Remember that making love is a gift, not a chore. This thought doesn’t come naturally many days when you’re tired and feeling maxed out. But as you give love to your husband, you’ll receive so much love in return.
Today’s action step: Ask your husband what you can do to sexually satisfy him. Schedule a play date with him in your calendar.
Arlene Pellicane, mother of a toddler and infant, helps women lose their baby weight and thrive as wives and mothers. Her weekly podcast “Losing Weight After Baby” is full of practical ideas that work for busy moms. An everyday mom herself, you can visit Arlene’s website for free articles and exercises at http://www.losingweightafterbaby.com
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by Mindy Benkert
Pay-Per-Click marketing can be a powerful tool to launch your business, increase awareness, and increase conversion rates but it can also have a costly trial and error period. Read on to learn about the most common PPC mistakes so you can avoid them and launch your campaign on the road to success immediately.
Mistake #1 Missing the long tail keywords.
Don’t bid on every keyword variation that you can think of. You’ll spend a lot of money for very few conversions. Instead, focus on long tail keywords – keywords that are highly focused.
For example, the keyword ‘shoes’ is too generic and while you’ll receive an abundance of clicks, you’ll likely receive very few conversions simply because people are rarely searching for ‘shoes’ they’re more likely searching for ‘distance running shoes’, ‘custom made Italian leather shoes’, ‘infant walking shoes’ etc…
Focusing on the long tail keywords also means that you’ll pay less per click because there is less competition for those words and your conversion rate will likely be higher because you’re hitting a more targeted customer. Don’t forget that people are often searching for local providers and you can add your city or
state into your pay per click campaign. For example, ‘distance running shoes, Austin TX’.
Mistake #2 Not including your ad copy on your landing page.
Make sure that your ad copy is repeated on your landing page where you’re taking your visitor. If you’re advertising a 50% off sale then that’s what people will be looking for. If your copy doesn’t immediately address the information clearly, your visitor will leave.
Mistake #3 Not using your creative mind.
Many marketers are afraid to step outside of the box. Instead they merely copy ads that they see from their competition. That’s not a good way to achieve results. If you want to see your click through rates sky rocket, then unleash your creative side and don’t be afraid to take risks. The worst thing that’s going to happen is your pay per click ad will be ignored. Instead, look to identify what is unique about your product or service and what benefit people will receive when they purchase.
Still struggling for a creative ad? Consider using the seasons in your ad copy. You can advertise a “holiday special”, a summer blowout, a clear away the mid winter blahs, etc…Your ad copy will stand out from the others, it will be timely, and your click through rate will increase.
Mistake #4 Not bidding on your business name.
This is a very cost effective means of getting more impressions. Consider bidding on your name and your name and geographic region. Not only will you receive more impressions but you’ll be able to clearly see how many people are searching for your business and you can use this statistic to gauge growth.
Note: If your competition is targeting your company name as a keyword, consider taking legal action. Report them to the search engine in question and draft a letter asking them to stop.
Mistake #5 Failing to track and test.
When you set up your ad campaign, utilize the learning tools available to set your campaign up correctly from the beginning. There are numerous tools to track every visit to your site by the exact keyword, campaign and ad group used. This tracking and testing can be done by establishing variables or by integrating the pay per click campaign into your website analytics software.
Don’t forget to look at more than the click through rate. Conversion rates are the real money makers. An ad that has a 50% click through rate but a 1% conversion rate compared to an ad with a 20% CTR and a 20% conversion rate costs significantly more for less profits.
Mindy Benkert is a successful internet marketer and mom. In her Free E-Course, she shares 10 Proven Ways To Quickly and Easily Promote Your Business. Sign up today!
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A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM’s in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the phone on the front of the ATM.
The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A ‘skimmer’ is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transm its it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.
At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.
The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.
Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.
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Everyone wants to find the next big thing when it comes to online businesses. But in truth, there are few ‘new’ ideas anymore – but this shouldn’t discourage you at all. What you will want to do is something that hasn’t been explored as frequently, and here are six original ideas that you can use. Of course, if you can put your own spin on these ideas, that will make you stand out all the more.
Weight Loss Coaching
Some of the biggest weight loss support groups already have these weight loss coaching services available as a part of their memberships. However, what is lacking from these websites is the ability for the sites to be custom tailored to each user. It’s simply not possible. So, if you create a website that gives the user exactly what they need in terms of their weight loss efforts, you can offer more than the ‘big guys’ can. Try offering the ability to get daily support emails or perhaps help with goal setting for the week. You can even create an emergency line that users could call if they needed support.
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I love to join online contest since I never won one, so I will try my best to win 🙂
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