I’m officially into my third week of doing the Black Girls Workout Too DVD and I have to tell you all that I am very, very impressed with the results.
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I didn’t know what to expect when I started, but I knew one thing is that I was/am tired of being a fatty. So I started Black Girls Workout Too seven day detox and I have to admit it was kind of hard. Mainly because I had to eat so many beans and no meat. But after the detox, my body felt much better and I had more energy than I’ve had in years.
Week two was a little bit easier because I was able to incorporate meat again and honestly I only ate fish. I really enjoyed seeing that I really didn’t have to have all the meat that I was used to eating and furthermore my body wasn’t really craving it anymore as I thought it would have. Read the rest of this entry »
As most of you all may know, I have been on weight loss journey for quite some time. I’m down about 48 pounds, but I still have SO FAR to go.
I’ve tried tons of workouts including TaeBo, Denise Austin, even Insanity, but for anyone who is trying to lose weight, you know some of those DVDs get boring or you just toss them to the side and they end up collecting dust.
I had been hearing sooooo much about Black Girls Workout Too that it made me want to try it. Not to mention my sister showed me some of the results from this workout because she follows them on Instagram. Just seeing how much weight the women were losing and in a short amount of time, it made me want to jump on this train in a hurry because summer is just around the corner and I’m going to Jamaica next month and I’m gone be in somebody one-piece bathing suit, for real for real.
A mother and daughter, Lana & Ellen, teamed up to go against the sterotype that black women don’t workout. The collaborated and came up with a workout plan that is centered around the genetic make up of black women.
I started the meal plan and workout DVD this past Monday and I have to tell you that it is a struggle because the first 7 days is the detox phase. You pretty much can’t eat anything, especially meat. I don’t care what it takes, I’m going to push through this because not only do I want this weight OFF, but I need to get it off because whether we know it or not it really hurts our body internally.
The workout is somewhat intense, but not as intense as Insanity, which I tried a few months ago and needed an oxygen tank on standby, but I actually enjoyed it, even though I was three breaths from passing out.
I’m really looking forward to my results at the end of the 30 days and looking forward to continuing my workout with them. This is by far the most I’ve actually wanted to workout because these women know what they are doing and to my surprise they are based right here in Atlanta.
As soon as I start to see some results, I’ll be sure to post them, but in the mean time, look at some other ladies who have been doing the program and have seen rapid, great results.
Even Niecy Nash jumped on the bandwagon and she’s looking GREAT!!!
Photo credit: Lana Instagram/Google Images
WOW!!! I can’t believe it’s a New Year already, but one things for sure I’m looking forward to a great 2013.
I have been anticipating the new year for the last couple of months because I knew going in that it was going to be a great year. I have been having visions of what 2013 is going to be like and I just couldn’t wait to get here.
Now that I’m here, I’m ready to dive in and do the damn thang because so much has already happened and it’s just day one.
Since, I don’t set resolutions, I am finishing up my goals for the year, revamping my vision board and preparing myself for nothing but true greatness that’s ahead.
I am speaking everything into existence. Not letting anyone get me side-tracked nor discouraged. I will reach each and every one of my goals this year and I just can’t wait to see my visions come to life.
I know even when they do I’m going to be in awe of what all God has in store for me, but I’m at a place in my life where I’m ready and willing to put in the work and make it all happen.
I hope everyone has a really great year and hope that all your dreams, goals and visions come true.
Here’s to a new year and new beginnings. Nothing but green in twenty-thirteen. #motto
Let’s shine bright like a DIAMOND!!!
WOW!!! I can’t believe we made it to another year!!! I want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR and pray that 2013 is everything you want it to be and more!!!
I know some of you probably have been wondering what the little ad in the top widget is all about so here are the deets…
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Monetize Your Business With Facebook
For most people, Facebook is just a social media site to catch up with old friends, family members and to share their day-to-day experiences. For business owners, Facebook can be a way to bring in more revenue to their business.
More and more businesses are migrating over to Facebook in order to reach a larger audience as well as bring in more revenue for their business. For businesses, it’s an opportunity for customers to get closer to the company and have a voice as it relates to a company’s products and/or services, and also a great way to provide customer service/support.
The best thing about Facebook is the fact that you can advertise your business for free by creating a fan page.
You can promote your products, services or what ever it is your business is about and won’t have to spend a dime.
You can let your customers know about deals, specials and new products that are coming out as well as give them a chance to tell you how much they like you products.
It’s a great way to showcase your business and let your customers get fully engaged in what your business has to offer.
Using Your Timeline Photos For Marketing
A great way to get your customers more engaged is using your lead photo (cover photo) to market a new product.
Your cover photo is the best option because it is the largest picture on your fan page and it’s normally the first thing that stands out when a customers clicks on your page.
This is a great way to showcase the new product and grab their interest in other products on your page as well. It’s a good idea to make the photo clickable so they will learn more about the new product as well.
Less Is More On Facebook
Although Facebook is a great place to help monetize your business, you still want to remember that less is more.
You never want to overwhelm your customers by flooding your timeline with tons of pictures or posts promoting your products because it can seem like spamming and is quite annoying. Read the rest of this entry »
What Is Article Marketing
In real life, cash is KING!!! In the internet world, CONTENT is KING!!!
A great way to spread the word about your online business is through article marketing.
Article marketing is a type of advertising in which businesses write short articles about themselves, their products or services, their company or their field of expertise as a marketing strategy.
How Can Article Marketing Help Grow My Business
In a world where the internet is the main source of information, article marketing is a very powerful tool to use for not only your online business, but any business you have.
The reason is, is because with article marketing, it gives you lifetime traffic. YES, lifetime traffic. Once something is on the internet, it’s there to stay.
What I love most about article marketing is that is gives you a way to sell your business to a wide array of people without you even being present.
You can reach a larger audience by having your information online and don’t have to spend tons of money on advertising which gives you more revenue to put back into other areas for your business.
And the good thing about article marketing is that you don’t actually have to do it yourself. You can hire someone to type up articles for your business which will leave a lot less work for you.
How Does Article Marketing Work
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Explode Your Online Business With Affiliate Marketing
When I first started blogging, I had no idea what affiliate marketing was. I had heard about it, but had never tried it until after attending a blogging class suggested by a friend of mine.
Before learning about affiliate marketing, the only way I knew how to make money from blogging was through ad networks, such as Google, Technorati, BlogHer, etc. I had no clue about affiliate marketing and how lucrative it could be for my blogs and online businesses.
After attending the blogging class, the instructor sent me an ebook The Super Affiliate Handbook by Rosalind Gardner and I was completely floored at how much you can make with affiliate marketing.
Rosalind Gardner was able to generate almost half a million dollars in one year just by blogging about the products and services offered by her affiliate marketing companies she was involved in.
Just reading the cover of the book made me want to dig in and as soon as I learned about a few companies, I begin to apply to them and see if I can bring in the dough as she did with all of hers.
So, What Is Affiliate Marketing
…. I’m glad you asked!!!
Affiliate marketing is an arrangement between an online merchant and its affiliate (you) in which you earn a commission for generating sales, leads and/or clicks for the merchant’s website.
So basically, affiliate marketing is driving traffic to other company sites and they pay you for sending traffic their way. Pretty much like being their online commercial.
For example, say you’re an affiliate for Visa credit card. For each visitor you send to their site to complete a credit card application, they will pay you between $5 and $20 in commission for those whose applications are approved.
That’s pretty good for commission for just sending traffic to someone’s site and you didn’t have to invest a dime to join, right? RIGHT!
Some companies pay less while others pay way MORE! Read the rest of this entry »
Google Wants To Pay You
Own a website, blog or online business?
Could you imagine making 5, 10, 15, 20 or even 50,000 a month? How much would your life change if you made that kind of money?
Well, it’s very much possible and Google wants to pay you….
A couple years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to the world of blogging. Going in, I had no idea what it was all about, all I knew is that I would have my own little corner on the internet that I could write and do what ever the hell I wanted.
As I begin learning the ropes, I found out the reason why a lot of people actually blog and that’s because blogging is more than just a hobby, it’s actually a business.
People really get paid big bucks for sharing their thoughts, views and opinions with the world. How cool is that?
Once I got my blog all set up and ready to go, I started digging in on ways I could get paid for sharing my thoughts and views with my readers.
To my surprise, there were tons of money making, pay per click and advertising companies out there that are willing to pay you for placing ads on your site and driving traffic to various companies they work with. Literally, everything you do on the internet, every click you make, someone is getting paid.
Pay Per Click Advertising
One of the first companies I started with was Google. The main reason is because they were the most popular and trusted and another was they really didn’t care much about whether or not you just started.
As my blog begin to grow, I begin applying to other pay per click, pay per sale and other advertising companies because some of them required your site to be running for a while and have a reasonable amount of traffic. You know, so people will actually see their companies and click. Read the rest of this entry »
Is This A Scam
Whenever you’re in the business of online or network marketing, you will always have those people that are skeptical from the very start.
Before you even tell them about the business you’re involved in, they already have it in their mind it’s a scam.
I am often asked: “do I have to pay something,” “is this one of those pyramid schemes,” or “what’s the catch” but the most famous question is: “is this a scam?” I swear if I hear that question one more time I’m going to scream.
Whenever I advertise on social media sites, that’s the first question I get and I often get annoyed and respond “if it were a scam I wouldn’t be doing it.”
Honestly, if you think online marketing or network marketing is a scam, then this is certainly not the business for you. I understand being skeptical, but skepticism should lead you to research.
Please understand me when I say a SCAM has NEVER paid any of my bills. I’m not in the business of scamming anyone because I have been scammed once and it’s not a good feeling.
What I’ve found is that people say they want to make money, but they don’t want to work for it. For some reason, they seem to think it will come easy, fall in their lap or think they don’t have to put in work…. Where they do that at?
If that were the case then hell everybody would be rich.
If you’re a newbie, some of these questions could scare you or even make you freeze up, but here are a few tips on how I deal with the skepticism.
Do I Have Pay Something
No matter what you’re doing you’re going to have to spend some money. As the saying goes, “it takes money to make money” and that’s just real.
You can’t expect to get anything for free except oxygen and hell they charge you for that at the hospital so marinate on that for a while.
When people ask you do they have to pay, simply respond: “you buy gas to get to work, right?” Most of the time that will leave them with a blank stare because it’s the cold-hard truth.
When you first start a job, you already are in the hole because you have to pay for gas to get there and you haven’t even made a check yet. Case in point: J.O.B. = Just Over Broke.
Then again, even when I offer free programs, they still have questions and they don’t have to spend a dime so what does that tell you? Some people are just never satisfied, will make any excuse and that’s just something I have zero tolerance and no time for… Next!