All tourists that have visited Siam Park Tenerife agree that this water park is the greatest attraction in Tenerife. In fact, Siam Park is more than an ordinary water park: it is the kingdom of all the other parks from all over the world. As a result, visitors will feel like kings from the first moment they step into this amazing place.
The Thai architecture is the major attraction of Siam Park: the winding rivers and the unique slides turn Siam Park into a perfect location for everyone who wants to have a break from the ordinary city life and the everyday problems. If you don’t consider yourself an adventurous person, the outstanding attractions of this water park will certainly prove you wrong. These attractions are designed to suit visitors like you, regardless of their age or career. Therefore, all you have to do is unleash your senses and embark upon the most amazing adventure of your life!
Children will be fascinated by the architecture of Siam Park, as the designers have managed to create an unusual place, meant to make youngsters feel as if they were in another world. Perhaps the most interesting sculpture is Hanuman, the head of a monkey which is the Siam Park’s king. The sculpture keeps an eye on all the activity, as if the king was watching over his kingdom. In fact, if you take into consideration the safety provided by the park’s team, you’ll begin thinking that Hanuman actually plays a major role in Siam Park.
The famous Lost City is incredible for children, as it features a special place where they can enjoy various activities, without getting bored. Besides, Siam Park also provides a special place where babies accompanied by a member of the family can swim in the pool and enjoy countless slides.
Lifeguards are constantly watching over the area, and parents will never have to worry about losing their children in the crowd, since every attraction has only an entrance and an exit point. Siam Park is also known for its pure water that is constantly renewed and filtered, a feature that you won’t find in many water parks. Plus, if you want to send your children in a school trip to this park, you will be pleased to hear that kids who are less than 1 meter in height have access only to slides designed for children.
Not all the people can brag about visiting the largest water park from Europe, so if you want a remarkable journey, find out more at AttractionTix!
Since 2008, when the current economic crisis began, banks and lending institutions have stepped up their practice of effectively handing people umbrellas when it isn’t raining. What this means is that if you don’t need money they will very likely lend you some but when you need it, they won’t.
Almost every week there is some news about well-established companies closing their doors with ensuing redundancies. Unemployment is rife and the world seems a very scary place to be because most of us have never lived through a recession such as this. However amid this chaos there is some hope for those who have the initiative and courage to start our own businesses.
Now is a good time to start a new business
You might imagine that starting a business with so many others closing is folly, but technology has provided a wealth of opportunity which means there has never been a better time to start a new business. But finance is required and since banks are not keen to lend money at present, where can it be found?
If you start an online business, your start-up costs may be very low depending on the type of business you want to go into. You will primarily need a website and apart from the cost of a domain name, it doesn’t cost much to make a start. There are ways that you can get a website and hosting for free, but if you want a more professional look then you will need to find some money. Naturally, if you are going to sell products you will also need money for stock. Here are three novel ways to fund a new start-up.
1) Raise finance with a first order: it may surprise you to learn that Apple Computers started out in a garage. When they had built a prototype, a local store ordered 50 of them. Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, could scarcely afford to produce that amount so he got the store owner to give him a written order and got a loan on the strength of that. Apple is a shining example of how it’s possible to start a business with no money.
2) Pro forma invoice: if you have a product that lots of people want to buy but don’t have the capital to buy stock, issue pro forma invoices to the potential purchasers. This means that they pay you upfront and you promise to deliver the products in a certain time frame. This allows you to buy the products using your customers’ money, remove your profit and deliver the goods to them. As your profits accrue, at some point you’ll be able to buy in your stock using your own money.
3) Sell old clothes for cash: you can raise cash online by selling your old and unwanted clothes, DVDs and CDs, among other items, to Music Magpie at www.musicmagpie.com
This is a fast way to get cash and depending on what you have to sell, it’s almost certain that you’ll be able to raise enough money to get a website up and running.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure you beat the recession this year and become one of the thousands of successful online entrepreneurs.
Many businesses cost a bunch up front in order to succeed. I’ve been told several times that a business owner needs at least a year’s worth of expenses set aside in cold, hard cash because it can take that long or longer to start turning a profit. And with brick-and-mortar stores, that can be very true. But online, you really do not need to take a fast loan before launching an income stream.
I make the majority of my money through blogging via blog advertising for my sites and all of my clients’ sites. I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff for free on Blogger.com, but then saw the error of my ways and moved over to WordPress and self-hosting. Altogether, my startup costs were about $150 and were only that high because I paid to have my site transferred over. The domain name was about $10 for the year and hosting was another $75 for the year thanks to a Black Friday sale at Host Gator. You can start a great blog for less than $100 a year and start making money from it within 6 months if you have the time to grow it quickly via guest posting, commenting, writing your own posts, and networking.
If you rather not jump all in on the blogging bandwagon, you also have a veriety of online freelancing options that don’t cost you anything up front. I personally comment for hire for other bloggers. That is when you read other blogs, make useful comments, and your name would link to the site of the person that hired you. It isn’t the best pay ever, but it is a pretty easy way of making $100 or more a month depending on how much time you have.
I’ve also made money by being a staff writer for other blogs. By writing solid, 400-600 word posts for others, you can bring in $15-$25 per post even when you are just starting out. If you can get word of mouth going, this is a pretty easy way of bringing in $400 or more a month – again, sort of up to you.
Then there are online jobs that pay by the hour or based on what you negotiate. I was a social media manager for a few months at $20 an hour. If you enjoy Facebook, Twitter, etc., this sort of position is meant for you. Many bloggers, like me, do not much care for all of the extra time that social media platforms need from us, so we outsource.
Overall, there are ways of starting a business or making extra money on the side that do not require money up front. So if you are in the market, think about what you enjoy doing and start seeing if anyone else would like to outsource that specific chore.
If you would like to make an offer or have any questions, please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail.com. Thanks!
I just made it back from the Financial Blogger Conference 2012 and it was AWESOME!!! You can read all about it at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff.
BUT, I totally did not forget you either! Whether you forgot to grab something or just couldn’t make it, here is a FinCon Swag Bag just for you! I grabbed extra swag just to give away here and on BFS – feel free to enter both giveaways to double your chances!!! The BFS giveaway will go up over the weekend…
Financial Blogger Conference 2012 Swag Bag for HIMMB
You will be leaving any comment below to win:
- Ally Bank tote bag
- Ally Wireless Mouse (USB just clicks in and out – it is so cool! And they included batteries!)
- “Pocket Your Dollars” by Carrie Rocha – Advance Reading Copy
- USAA small note book and pen set
- Metal business card holder with sea shell theme (sponsored by Crystal, lol)
- RetailMeNot stylus pen
- Power Wallet pen
- Power Wallet screen wipe
- CommissionSoup money clip
- Ally white-chocolate covered Oreos
- Lending Club M&M’s
- How I Make Money Blogging eBook bookmark (has $10 off coupon code)
How to Enter
- Simply leave a comment below. If you need an idea, let me know what your favorite item in the swag bag will be! My fave is the wireless mouse…
The official stuff:
1) SORRY, but ONLY Continental USA entries since shipping is going to be costly.
2) Contest ends September 30, 2012 at 11:59pm CST.
3) ONLY ONE COMMENT/ENTRY PER PERSON.
4) The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email by the third day of October 2012.
5) The prize will be held for 2 calendar days. If it isn’t claimed, a new winner will be randomly picked and contacted.
6) I reserve the right to reject comments that I consider spam or invalid entries.
7) An invalid or incorrect email address automatically disqualifies you from the drawing…it’s hard to contact a fake email…
8) Local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
Every trader and investor has his own individual strategy for researching investments, so this is by no means supposed to be a comprehensive, expert guide on how to do it. However, I do want to point out a few popular tools to do investment research, and how it can help you be a better trader or investor starting immediately. From Forex news and daily market podcasts, to comprehensive research tools, here is what you need to know!
News and More
The first thing you can do to research investment opportunities is to follow the daily market news. I don’t mean listening to what every pundit and talking head on CNBC says, but rather, looking for current events and economic indicators that could shape the market and different stock sections. For example, an oil spill is a bad thing for oil companies, but as the news starts talking about it being cleaned up, it could present an opportunity to buy.
The next step in the process is to find individual stocks and mutual funds that meet your criteria. The most common way to do this is to use a stock screener. There are a lot of different stock screeners out there, from free ones like Google Finance and Yahoo Finance, to ones that require a brokerage account, like at Fidelity or Scottrade. Once you find a stock screener you like, you can select the metrics you want to search by, and get a list of stocks or mutual funds that match your criteria. This is a great way to identify securities that match your needs.
Finally, once you’ve identified the stocks you may want to invest in, you could look at stock charts to see how the security has been performing over time, and if the price is currently higher or lower than in the past. There are a lot of unique ways to look at stock charts, but many advanced traders rely on these charts when making a pricing decision about a stock they may want to purchase.
Hi everyone! It’s been about a week since I launched How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog. Yay!!! I have had a few people ask about how the launch went, so here we go:
HIMMB One Week Stats:
- 28 copies sold
- 13 affiliates have signed up
- $349.50 grossed before Paypal fees but after affiliate cuts
- 5 reviews other than mine posted throughout the web that I know about
It is selling for $17 right now but will be raising up to $27 on August 1, 2012.
HIMMB Challenge Group
In order to show that this book works and to help a few fellow bloggers succeed as quickly as possible, Nell at Housewife Empire suggested I publicly chronicle the journey of a new blogger using the book’s action plan. I ended up accepting five bloggers into the How I Make Money Blogging Challenge Group, lol. Please meet the group:
Reviews So Far
I am excited to say that there have been some great reviews so far and they all swear that they are from the heart.
If I missed your review, please let me know and I will add it in!!!
Overall, I am super happy!!! But you know me, I always have to plan for the future. That said, here are my HIMMB goals:
- Sell 100 copies by September 5, 2012 – the day I head out to the 2012 Financial Blogger Conference.
- Have at least 25 affiliates signed up by September 5 too.
- Update the progress of the HIMMB Challenge group at least every 2 weeks.
Thank you so much for following along with this process – it has been taking up a bunch of my brain for more than a month now!!!
I finally finished “How I Make Money Blogging: The Beginner’s Guide to Building a Money-Making Blog”!!! Woot!!! It hits the shelves today!!!
The official page can be found here, but here is what you probably want to know the most:
I started Budgeting in the Fun Stuff (BFS) at the end of February 2010 and grew it into a site that has made more than $42,000 as of the end of June 2012.
I also used 2011 to start several other sites, buy six additional sites to co-own, and I found other ways to make money online. I went from making a salary of $35,500 a year in a cubicle from 2005-2011 to working for myself from home by July 2011!
Since then, I have brought in $6,000 – $23,000 a month from my online endeavors!!!
What the eBook Covers
You can make money blogging too. This eBook explains in more than 10,000 words how I built BFS so quickly and how you can grow a site from the ground up too. Here are the main points covered:
- My Background with Blogging
- Picking a Name, Host, and Blogging Platform
- Main Parts of a Blog
- Building Up Your Blog
- Making Connections
- Search Engine Optimization
- Types of Ads
- Ad Rates
- Handling Offers
- Tracking your Ads (Free Excel Sheet Example to get you started!)
- Other Ways to Make Money Blogging
- Action Plan to Get You Started Right Now
Plans for HIMMB eBook
Over the next few weeks, you should see:
- A few bloggers in different stages of blogging have volunteered to follow the action plan in this eBook and we will post regular updates on their progress.
- I am running an affiliate contest for a month to give an extra chance to earn some cash!
- I will be publishing this for Kindle.
- I will be writing about the process of creating an eBook since it was way more involved than I initially thought.
100% Money-Back Guarantee
I am positive that you will like this eBook. BUT, if I am wrong, I do offer a 100% money back guarantee within 30 days. This is a true, no questions asked guarantee. If you aren’t fully satisfied, I will refund all of your money. Period.
$27 – Just $17 for the month of July!!!
Become an Affiliate
If you are interested in promoting “How I Make Money Blogging” and earning 50% of every sale, please click here!
I have recently helped two of my friends set up a plan for debt payoff and retirement savings. They both have started telling me to branch out and I try to always follow good advice. I figured this would be the perfect fit – help others get their finances under their own control and build up a little padding too.
If you are trying to come up with a REALISTIC plan to payoff debt, save more, or just to be able to watch closer, please let me know. We can:
- Review Your Numbers (Income and Expenses)
- Make a Plan Together – one that you will not just stick to, but may even enjoy
- And I will send you everything in its Excel sheet by the end of our meeting.
I do not want to hurt your financial efforts and I am just branching out, so I am keeping this to a flat $60. That will include the emails and calls to get all of the numbers together, working out the plan, emailing your Excel budget to you, and a follow up call a month later.
All I ask is that you recommend me to others if you are happy with my help.
Please email me at budgetingfunstuff *at* gmail *dot* com with any questions or to get started.
You can see my own budget here.
The following is a guest post.
Budgeting can be hard for people that have never had to do it before. If you find yourself coming up short each month and having to rely on a personal payday loan online, you should consider putting together a budget so that you can better manage your finances. Here are some tips to help you put together a budget so that you can get your financial house in order.
Getting started with a budget is usually the hardest part. Bankrate has put together some great ways to get started budgeting, but here is what you need to know. First, you need to put together a list of all of your income sources, and all of your expenditures. This means going line by line through all your bank accounts, and seeing exactly where your money is going. Without an accurate picture of your spending, you will not be able to put together a useful budget.
Tools to Help
There are a lot of online tools that can help automate this process. Programs like Mint can connect directly with your online bank accounts and download all your transactions. It will then categorize all your spending for you, so that you can get an accurate, up-to-date snapshot of your finances.
If you don’t want to do it online, you could always make a spreadsheet using Excel to list everything out.
Balancing the Budget
Once you’ve laid everything on the table, it’s time to balance the budget. This can be the hardest part, because it involves making difficult choices about where to cut spending. It’s never easy, but if you have goals in mind, it can simplify the process.
The first thing to do is make sure that your income always exceeds your expenses. If not, think about areas you can trim – dining out, shopping for clothes or other items, stopping at Starbucks every morning. All of these non-essential purchases should be cut out so that you can bring your expenses in line.
Once your budget is balanced, you should look for saving opportunities so that you can plan for future goals. Having a reserve is incredibly helpful for the future.