Put on Your Purple Hat and Dance

At the end of a visit to my grandma she always reminds me to “put on your purple hat and dance.” (She admits that it is not her own phrase, but forgets where she learned it.) I always laugh and say, “Okay, Grandma, I will.” Then I go home and get busy with other things and forget about my promise to my grandma. Attitude matters.

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Shadow Day

This one time, I brought my nephew to work.

I recently brought my 13 year old nephew to work with me for “Shadow Day.” He’s an eighth grader at a local middle school, and Shadow Day is part of their Career curriculum, and required for grade advancement. He called me about a month ago and asked if he could tag along with me to work. I was kind of surprised at first, then happy to know he had picked joining me at work, over going with his Accountant Father. I took his interest as a compliment. Then suddenly began to worry that a day at work with me may also not be very fun. He, on the other hand, was excited from the moment he was given the assignment.

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Thailand ‘Connection’

Travel

I live and work to travel – and when you’re 24 and single, it’s ok to have that be your #1 priority, right? I recently got back from Thailand and it not only met, but exceeded any expectation I had for it. Read More

What is SEO?

Many people ask me what I do for a living. People who I work with even ask me “so what exactly do you do?” In answer to this question, that I am so often approached with, I do Search Engine Optimization (SEO). But what is SEO? Instead of telling you what I do, I am going to show you.

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Babies and emails…what’s keeping me up at night?

I have recently returned to work from being out on maternity leave. And for the last few months, this first time mom, has been obsessed with all things baby. Am I buying the safest car seat, the most durable stroller, the most nutritious formula, or the best diapers? The searching can be endless and overwhelming. And I have done my homework, visiting just about every website, reading all the books I can consume and asking all my mommy friends what they recommend. These have all been really great and reliable resources to point me in the right direction for all the latest baby trends as my little guy grows.

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Putting Out The Fire

I’m the type of person that likes to have everything in my life in order. Call it OCD or whatever random diagnosis that you want, but I have a hard time with anything in my life being chaotic or out of my control. I don’t like receiving help for things I can do myself or freebies (unless it’s food). I want to do things myself and do them my way. I never want something handed to me, I want to earn it and know that I did.

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Getting Paid for Calls?

With Lexington Law’s Pay-Per-Call Program You Can!

A program fairly new to the affiliate world is Pay-Per-Call, which Lexington Law offers through Ring Revenue within the Commission Junction and Pepper Jam networks. It’s just another great way to earn more money for the traffic you send. For advertisers like Lexington Law, who generates the bulk of its sales over the phone, the addition of a pay-per-call program has been phenomenal for sales and tracking. In fact, nearly 90 percent of clients, who sign up for Lexington Law, do so over the phone. I should mention here that Lexington Law does pay on all sales, whether the client signs up online or over the phone, within its regular online affiliate program. The only difference for publishers within the Ring Revenue program is the ability to promote multiple, toll-free phone numbers to track multiple ad campaigns. And, through the Pay-Per-Call program, you earn money for both meeting a call duration requirement and a client sign up.

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The 19th Hole

Spring is now “officially” here; although I’m still waiting for Mother Nature to play a cruel joke. The sights, sounds, and smells also inform me that the new golf season is right around the corner. For those of you who don’t know exactly what that means, I’ll let you in on the fever that overwhelms many of us who love the game. This includes a delirium convincing us that we have a shot at “going pro”; checking out the latest and greatest in new golf gear, because that extra yard or two is the only thing holding us back; or, constant discussions about the last round that almost was. Maybe you know one or two of us.

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Usability of a Site

“It is far better to adapt the technology to the user than to force the user to adapt to the technology.” Larry Marine

Customer Service

I am a huge advocate for good customer service. The usability of a website can go hand in hand with customer service and I have realized how important it has become to me as I have been planning a vacation the last few weeks. I will admit that I am not the most technical person but if I can’t navigate through a website, then I am not likely to stay on that page and I know I am not the only one out there doing the same thing. If you do not relate and adapt to your users, you will have this problem and it can directly relate to your sales and exposure out there online.

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How Are We Influenced by Media?

My husband is currently in school getting his bachelor’s degree in speech communications. I often ask him about the school work he has to do or the future assignments he has coming up. The other night we were talking about a paper he has coming up & it intrigued me. The topic is about the media influencing society & the society influencing media. Hello! I work in marketing, of course this intrigued me. There were 4 different ways that media can have an influence on society or reasons why we participate in media.

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