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What’s Stopping You From Making Money On The Internet?

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Is it lack of time? Lack of money to invest? No product to sell?

In MANY conversations with my subscribers over the years, these have turned out to be the “big three” deal breakers– so you’re definitely not alone there.

Which is why I wanted to bring this to your attention:

The experts over at the Internet Marketing Center have recently developed a simple five-step system you can use to eliminate ANY of the challenges you’ve been facing…

… so you can start earning the money you deserve.

When you follow these five simple steps, you’ll finally be able to start making profits online, even if you have:

>> NO products (The IMC experts show you what to sell, then help you source it)

>> NO upfront investment (don’t pay a cent until you’re earning money)

>> NO time (start today, and be earning you first profits in 24 hours)

And here’s the real kicker: You won’t even need a website!

Sounds like something that would come in handy right about now, right?

You can learn the 5-steps by visit…

How to spend your time with baby!

You've got a glorious 12 weeks off – probably the biggest chunk of time you've had since summer vacation back in school. How to make the most of your maternity leave? Here's what the new mommies had to say:

Find a mom’s group or baby and me yoga class -- even if you arrive late and a mess, you’ll appreciate the change of scenery and the time spent with other new moms. Celebrate the most basic accomplishments: Just sneaking in a shower is something to be happy about!

• Go out to dinner a lot! That new baby will be portable – and will sleep tons in the first couple of months. Take advantage!

• Take lots of naps.Go off work email and voice mail completely – focus on the baby.

• Use nursing time to read – this is a brilliant way to do something for yourself while you’re doing something for baby.

• Get out and about w/ the baby – don’t stay cooped up

• Pump – (right after you first feed baby in the am, when you have the most milk) so you have a freezer full of milk when you go back…

Rum-Glazed Shrimp with Charred Sweet Corn & Coconut Relish!

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INGREDIENTS

1 pound 16/20 count shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 fresh ears of corn
1 can of coconut milk
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 ounces cilantro (chopped)
1 english cucumber (diced)
1 ounces green onions (sliced)
1/2 ounce fresh grated ginger
2 ounces dark rum
1 cup baby spinach
salt and pepper to taste
2 ounces olive oil

PREPARATION

Roast corn cobs on grill until charred but not burnt. Remove corn kernels from ears of corn with a sharp knife and place in a large mixing bowl. Add pepper, cilantro, green onions, cucumber and baby spinach and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 2 ounces of the coconut milk and toss.

Season shrimp with salt and pepper and in a medium saute pan cook over high heat for approximately 2 minutes. De glaze the pan with rum and let reduce.

Place shrimp in center of plate and spoon pan sauce around. Place a good amount of corn relish on top of the shrimp and enjoy!

~ Courtesy of Latina Magazine!

Your FREE e-Bay Video Course!

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You could be making literally thousands of dollars a year online WITHOUT even getting your own website… and you can learn how to do it for FREE!

Let me explain…

The IMC’s team of experts have been spending the past few MONTHS analyzing all of the latest developments and changes at eBay, the world’s biggest online marketplace…

… and they’ve applied what they’ve learned to create a simple, three-step system you can follow to rake in a healthy chunk of the $60 BILLION that exchanges hands on eBay every YEAR!

And the best part?

IMC’s laid out the entire profitable system in a set of training videos that you can watch RIGHT NOW for FREE!

First, he’s going to reveal the number one mistake that nearly EVERY new “eBayer” makes when they’re getting started (it’s a BIGGIE, and it can stop you COLD from ever making a PENNY)!

After that, he’ll explain his secret three-step formula for evaluating ANY item to determine if it’ll be a HOT seller… teach you how to find hungry markets that are BEGGING to buy …

How to find your market niche!

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An important part of planning your business is to know who will use your products/services. Finding your market niche is key to your business success!

The vast majority of small businesses will rely on their communities for sales. However, it is in your best interest to get to know everything you can about your community, and the type of consumers who will use your products/services.

Please don't spend advertising dollars on consumers who don't want or need your products/services. First, find out who are your potential consumers. This is where your marketing research will provide you with answers to the following questions:

•Are most of your consumers female?
•Are most of your consumers male?
•Are they an even mix of male & female?
•What is their average income bracket?
•Where would these consumers generally congregate?
•What are their interests?
•What is the average size?
•What is their average age?
•What type of work do they do?
•Do they live in apartments, houses or rural areas?
•Wh…

How to bath your newborn!

Sponge baths

For the first week or so, until your baby's umbilical cord stump falls off and the area heals, it's best to stick to sponge baths with a lukewarm, moistened washcloth. Wash his/her face and hands frequently, and thoroughly clean his genital area after each diaper change.

Tub baths

After the umbilical cord stump dries up, falls off, and the area heals, you can start giving your newborn tub baths. While a baby is tiny, it makes the most sense to use the kitchen sink or a small plastic baby tub instead of a standard tub.

Although some parents bathe their babies every day for the sheer pleasure of it, until a baby is crawling around and getting into messes, a bath isn't really necessary more than once or twice a week. When you do bathe your newborn, you may find it a little scary at first. Handling a wiggling, wet, and soapy little creature takes practice and confidence, so stay calm and maintain a good grip on him/her.

Some babies find the warm water very soothing. If…

10 steps to avoid wasting time!

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The following are a few time wasters you can avoid when working from your home office:

1. Procrastination & Excuses
- If you don’t start then you can’t finish. By continuing to reach your goals & objectives it will allow you to work toward them. If you put things off, then you’ll never accomplish what it is you set out too gain. Never make things more than they are. Don’t wait for the last minute… ACT now!

2. Rushing
- Try not to do everything at once or wait until the last minute. Create a list of what must be done and the time it takes to do it. Always schedule and plan ahead but allow for the unexpected. Avoid the costly mistakes and oversights of rushing. Do it right the first time. Slow down and take your time. Most of all relax!

3. Running Errands & Traveling
- Again, plan ahead. Arrange your tasks in order of importance and needs. Combine your tasks and trips. Don’t waste time making duplicate or unnecessary trips. Know what you need and who has it and find a good time …

Roasted jalapeno and citrus salsa!

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INGREDIENTS

2 roasted jalapeño chiles, peeled, seeded, and diced
Grated zest of 1 orange
3 oranges, peeled and cut into segments
1 grapefruit, peeled and cut into segments
l lemon, peeled and cut into segments
1 lime, peeled and cut into segments
2 tbsp. soybean oil
Kosher salt to taste
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. green-onion tops, diagonally cut 1/4 inch

PREPARATION

In large bowl combine chiles, orange zest, and citrus segments. Stir in oil, salt, and sugar. Let sit about 20 minutes, then stir in green onions and serve. Or cover and refrigerate up to 3 days. Return to room temperature and stir in green onions just before serving. Makes about 2 cups.

~Courtesy of Latina Magazine!

Installing a car seat!

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You might think that anyone who can read an instruction manual and follow directions could install a car seat. In reality, though, it's not so easy. And according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as many as 85 percent of all car seats are improperly installed.

In the following, we outline the most important factors to pay attention to and suggest where to turn for more help if you're confused. (Illustrations courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)

Placement and orientation of the car seat The safest placement for a car seat is in the center of the rear seat, or of the center seat in a van or station wagon. Never install a rear-facing car seat in a front seat equipped with a passenger-side air bag. Keep your baby in a rear-facing car seat until he reaches 12 months and 20 lbs. at a minimum — but the longer you can keep him in a rear-facing position, the safer he'll be. (Read our article to find out more about why and when to have…

Tips for breastfeeding success!

Many mothers find breastfeeding to be one of the most amazing acts of motherhood as, for the first time, they provide nourishment for their baby. Having said that, it's important to be honest about breastfeeding: although it is a natural act, it does not always come naturally. In the past, new mothers had older generations of mentors to help teach breastfeeding, so it probably came "naturally" because it was being taught to them!

Nowadays, many new moms get a crash course in breastfeeding at the hospital right after their baby's birth. Unfortunately, this one-time instruction may not be enough. Breastfeeding takes patience and practice. If you are having trouble with, for example, getting your baby to latch on, or you find that the process is causing you pain, then seek out help from other mothers, from your nurse or midwife, from a course taught at the hospital or other support center. Breastfeeding is good for your baby, and for you. But it should be a pleasant act,…

Parenting tips ~ Help after baby arrives!

Between your mother-in-law, coworkers, siblings, and well-meaning neighbors, you'll probably get lots of offers to help once the baby arrives. If you're the type who used to politely decline all offers of aid (moving, carrying groceries, opening doors), now's the time to change your tune -- and to give these do-gooders some guidance! When people ask if they can help, say, "You're so sweet! I'd love it!" Then suggest one of the following.

• Food: New Recipe Center Some of best baby gifts involve food -- the kind you don't have to give any thought to. A rotisserie chicken with an easy bag of salad greens, a pot of chili ready to be heated up, lasagna that can stay in the freezer until you need it.

• Laundry: Pick a day, and invite someone over to wash and fold. You'll appreciate the time to do something else -- anything else.

• Babysitting while you sleep: Sleep when the baby sleeps? Easier said than done. Get Grandma to take the babe for a walk one w…

Picadillo!

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INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced (1/4 inch or less)
1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely diced (1/4 inch or less)
1 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarse, freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into inch cubes
2 large tomatoes, cored, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

PREPARATION

Heat large skillet over medium heat, then add olive oil. Add ground beef and cook until lightly browned. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt, black pepper and cumin, and cook 10 minutes, stirring often. Place potatoes in skillet, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook about 40 minutes. Add tomatoes, and simmer 5 more minutes while covered. Remove from heat and serve over 1 cup rice or with whole-wheat flour tortillas.

Simply Delicious!

~Courtesy of Latina Magazine