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Marketing on a tight budget is hard. As a blogger or artist, you may not have money to pay for an expensive marketing assistant or whatever. Free marketing is the way to go with your early low profit years that will hopefully become big profit years someday.

Lets look at a few options for the beginning blogger or other business owner that dont cost a fortune…. after all, what are the chances of ever winning the lottery?


most businesses can profit from a twitter account. it lets you market your products or services and keep in contact with fans or customers or clients or followers. and interacting with other tweeps can help people find you and your business so bonus. keyword in hashtags can be helpful here.


pinning your products onto a board at pinterest can not only get you noticed, it can also get you shared and most importantly, seen. if you dont have anything to pin today just browse around and start a board of interesting things you like, then other people who share that interest can find you faster.


you are probably on facebook a lot anyway, so why not share your products on a page there for your business. Friends and family are a good place to start your marketing campaign and if their friends can see your products too…. bonus. make sure if you market your business or products on fb that you set the sharing option to public so more people can see you. keywords in hashtags can be helpful here too.


you can find followers on instagram even if you dont post photos of gorgeous models in bikinis and everyone you follow is a potential follower or customer so dont be shy. like and follow in your spare time.


if you can make videos about your business or product, here is a great place to do that and if you cant like and follow other creators you like so other viewers can see you. positive comments on videos can help get you noticed too….


another great place to find like minded people and be seen is google plus. you can share your business and products here and people who like them can add you to their circles so you get seen by more prospective customers. bonus… hashtags are usually useful anywhere of course. especially here…


For obvious reasons, here is another site where you can see and be seen and help your business find more customers…


about me can help you get the word out to others in your circles and get you seen and you can make a really nice profile page for them to see there. bonus. more views and more followers…

hope this helped you spark some new marketing ideas for you and remember to put your website on every profile page you own and use it in your email signature too.

happy hunting and MERRY CHRISTMAS!




I would make a few more of me and get them all jobs so we could invest a lot of money and start making enough interest and dividends to retire and start our own business. Life would be much better if i didnt have to live paycheck to paycheck.

I used a similar strategy on SIMS 3 and became a millionaire. Five of my roommates got up and went to work faithfully every day and my sim was a rock star and an author and an artist. He bought every business in town with their income and now he can roll into town any time he wants and pick up some cash. None of them actually have to work now. They just do because they like it. The sixth room mate was a little lazy so i made her an author and rock star too… She couldnt get up in the mornings. But it all worked out in the end.

Life shouldnt have to be a rat race. Do what you like and look for new ways to profit from that.






Which Avenger Are You?
Hawkeye / Clint Barton

You are most like Hawkeye. You are independent and “street-smart”. You prefer to stay out of the spotlight and look at the big picture of things. Though you tend to follow others and are very trusting, you are also not intimidated by those who might be stronger or smarter. You are precise and methodical, and once you have something in your sites, there isn’t a thing that will stop you from hitting your mark.

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10 Relationship ‘Red Flags’

Relationship Red Flags
The color red demands our attention. It usually gets it too, whether in the form of red lipstick, a fast food logo, or a pair of red stilettos.

Red can be powerfully seductive; it can also be a warning sign. Signal lights and stop signs rely on the color red to alert us of danger. Likewise, there are numerous “red flags” that can signify problems in a relationship.

Warning Signs

  1. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, unless …

    Does your new man/woman share all of your very specific interests? Does he/she also love Star Trek, opera, mixed martial arts, kitten calendars, barrel racing, Russian novels and spelunking?

    Best case scenario: you’ve found your (freakishly compatible) soul mate. Worst case scenario: he or she has memorized your online profile and is mirroring your likes/dislikes in hopes of pleasing you.

    Some people are relationship chameleons, adapting their personality and interests to whoever they are dating. But this form of imitation can quickly lose its charm.

  2. Flattery is the least sincere form … of anything

    You probably are unlike anyone your partner has ever met. No doubt you alwayslook amazing. And you may very well smell like the new-fallen snow.

    But flattery isn’t about stating the facts, even as seen through the slightly hazy lens of new love. Flattery is about breaking down another person’s guard and plying him/her into a state of emotional intoxication. In this condition, it is impossible to see the flatterer—or the relationship—in a clear light.

  3. Promises, promises

    A promise kept is a beautiful thing. But premature or unfulfilled promises can also be forms of manipulation. People who pledge their undying devotion after just a few dates may be out of touch with reality. Or worse, they may be deliberately trying to alter your perception of reality.

    Trustworthy people tend to not make a lot of promises, and they don’t make them hastily. They decide before making a promise whether they have the means and the motivation to back that promise up with action.

  4. Liar, liar, pants in dryer

    Simply not getting caught with telltale lipstick smudges or the scent of another person’s perfume/cologne used to be enough. Nowadays, however, most people are getting caught in lies or affairs by electronic (rather than physical) indicators. Still, if your significant other suddenly becomes proficient at doing his/her own laundry, you might need to test the waters.

  5. Total absence of conflict

    Conflict is not proof of a bad relationship. Conflict is proof of real relationship. Any relationship involving two individuals will mean two perspectives on just about everything. Naturally, these opinions won’t always align.

    While a relationship grounded in reality will be involve some disagreement, it doesn’t have to be founded on drama. Learning healthy relationship and communication skills is essential to achieving a satisfying relationship.

  6. Frequent, unexplained absences

    You don’t need GPS for your partner. You do need a reasonable confidence that your partner is where he/she says he or she is. If your partner regularly goes missing—or has gaping holes in his/her stories—something is probably off track.

  7. Frequent, unwarranted gifts

    Okay, so you always deserve gifts. And some people are naturally more romantic than others. But if you are being showered with flowers, electronics or jewelry—but not respect or consideration—beware. Particularly if your partner doesn’t normally give gifts (except in connection with specific occasions), numerous or extravagant presents could indicate a guilty conscience. Gifts should be a “bonus”—not a way of compensating or atoning for problems.

  8. Unconnected social spheres

    Three months together and never met his/her friends? Nine months of dating and never spoken to his/her family? Everyone moves at a different relationship pace. But if your partner seems to be deliberately excluding you from the rest of his/her life, something may be amiss. Two lives don’t instantly merge, but there are natural intersection points in any healthy relationship. If those connections are absent, your partner may be uncertain about your relationship or be hiding something.

  9. Dependency Issues

    Friends and family play a dominant role in our social development. But they shouldn’t play a dominant role within our intimate partner relationships. Your relationship with your significant other shouldn’t be defined, controlled, or manipulated by outside parties. If your partner has co-dependency issues with his/her parents (or others), he or she will need to learn appropriate boundaries to protect your relationship.

    Substance abuse is another highly-destructive form of dependency. The negative effects of addiction are not limited to the addict; they impact everyone in the addict’s life.

  10. Abuse

    Whether verbal, emotional, physical or sexual in nature, abuse is perhaps the clearest sign that something is foundationally wrong with a relationship. No matter how much you love your partner, you will never be able to “save” him or her. Your partner, however, is in a position to do you considerable physical and psychological harm. If you are in an abusive relationship, seek help immediately. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE to be connected with help in your area.

Emotionally healthy people tolerate normal, human flaws in their partner. What they do not tolerate is chronic manipulation, deceit, or abuse. We rely on signs every day to help us navigate situations and avoid danger; don’t ignore the equivalent warning signs in your relationship.