Aug 16, 2006

How many U know about?

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz & Fun...

How many of these did YOU know about?

___A sealed envelope -- Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)

___Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.

___For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze. (wish I had known this for the last 40 years!)

___To remove old wax from a glass candle holder, put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then take the candle holder out and turn it upside down. The wax will fall out.

___Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow
grease that is!).

___Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!) rubbing alcohol on paper towel.

___Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much more economical. Now a box of SO.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact, I have noticed that the scissors get 'sharpened'' this way!

___Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time! (Now, where to put the body?) LOL

___Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day. They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.

___Spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.

___Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and linen.

___Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.

___To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!

To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of
pan, and bring to a boil on stove top.

___Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato based sauces and there won't be any stains.

___Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

___When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness

___Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half, and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

___Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces ......... Left over wine? What's that? :)

___To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

___ Ants, ants, ants everywhere .. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So, get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

___Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still, leaves a lovely smell to the shine.

___When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, and then pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.

___Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer........ Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous China.

___Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.

___Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.

___Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).

___Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, and then run the hot water.

Do your friends a favor...
Pass this timely (and some not-so-timely) information on to a friend! I just did! It makes you wonder about ingesting Alka Seltzer, doesn't it?

Have yourself a great day!

Aug 12, 2006

15 Easy Ways To Attract

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If You have a list and You need other ways to attract susbcribers, Alexandria is sharing a lists of her 15 favorite ways...

"15 Easy Ways to Grow Your Subscriber List"
by Alexandria K. Brown, "The E-zine Queen"

While there are seemingly endless ways to promote your e-zine and attract new subscribers, here's a list of my favorite 15. Which ones are YOU using?

Print this out and check those you already do, and note those you should "get a move on."

___ 1. Tell your clients, associates, and friends. Send out one of your best issues (or your first issue) as a sample issue, inviting them to sign up if they like it. (Never sign anyone up without his/her permission.)

___ 2. Put a signup form on your home page and every page of your Web site. No matter what page people may land on, this way they'll know about your amazing e-zine. Don't let them click away and lose them forever!

___ 3. Use a pop-up or pop-under box on your site. Yes, they're irritating if abused, but I can tell you they work. Studies show pop-ups/unders can increase your e-zine signups by up to 10 times! Give it a try and test it. (Automatic popup creators like Ad Impact make it super easy.)

___ 4. Offer a free goodie for new subscribers. We all get so much e-mail these days, that you have to work hard to get anyone's e-mail address. Offer new subscribers a valuable free article, report, resource list, e-book, etc.

___ 5. Offer a free sample issue on your Web site or have one available by e-mail autoresponder. Some people won't sign up for anything until they can see it first.

___ 6. List your e-zine in free e-zine directories. There are hundreds of these on the Web where people visit to search for e-zines on particular topics. Make sure you're here so you can be found! (One of the best is Charlie Page's Directory of E-zines.)

___ 7. Swap ads with other e-zines. Search online e-zine directories for other e-zines whose target readership matches yours, and contact their publishers. Swap at least three ads in a row for best results.

___ 8. Buy ads in other e-zines. Again, search those directories for other
e-zines whose target readership matches yours, and see their ad specifications and rates. Purchase at least three ads in a row for best results.

___ 9. Plug your e-zine in your e-mail signature. After your usual contact information at the bottom of all your e-mails, be sure to include a two- or three-line plug for your e-zine.

___ 10. Get published in OTHER e-zines. There are dozens of Web sites where other publishers visit to pick up free content for their e-zines. Why not post YOUR articles there for them to use? You get free exposure and plenty of traffic back to your site.

___ 11. Do a co-op with other e-zine subscribers. You can cross-promote with other e-zine publishers on your own, or use an automated service such as Subscription Rocket.

___ 12. Try a pay-for-subscriber service. These services advertise your e-zine for you and bring you subscribers automatically for as little as 10 to 30 cents apiece. One with a good reputation is Lead Factory.

___ 13. Announce your e-zine to all of the professional organizations and associations you're a member of. They usually allow you to make announcements in their newsletters or on their online bulletin boards.

___ 14. Advertise your e-zine on the back of your business cards. In the text, be sure to tell people how they can sign up for your e-zine.

___ 15. Become active in a few online forums where your ideal readers hang out. In your posts, position yourself as a resource in your area of expertise, and include a signature file that promotes your e-zine!

For STEP-BY-STEP instructions on all of these strategies (and dozens more) see my SPECIAL REPORT: "101 Simple, FREE and Low-Cost Ways to Quickly Build a MASSIVE EMAIL LIST"."

© 2003-2006 Alexandria K. Brown

See Alexandria's Small Business Marketing Blog.

Online entrepreneur Alexandria K. Brown, "The E-zine Queen," publishes the award-winning 'Straight Shooter Marketing' weekly ezine with 19,000+ subscribers. If you're ready to jump-start your marketing, make more money, and have more fun in your small business, get your FREE tips now at

Have yourself a Super day!

Aug 8, 2006

8 "Secrets"

Welcome to Flo's Home Biz & Fun...

Here's a great article by a friend Kathy Smith. It has plenty of good information for anyone that wants to start a profitable Internet Business. I hope it will give You what You need to help You get started with your very own online biz...

8 "Secrets"
by Kathy Smith

These are the 8 "Secrets" to starting a Wildly profitable Internet business in your spare time. If you're serious about earning an extra income from a Internet business, then you must learn and apply these 8 "Secrets" today.

#1: Leverage Your Time
You'll never-get rich trading dollars for hours. The wealthy let their money and other people work for them. You may only be able to work 10 hours a week, but you can leverage the work of 1,000 other people to create a 10,000 hour work week. That's the way to become wealthy. By the way, you can do this without ever hiring any employees.

#2: Use an Automatic Selling System
Guess what? The number one reason people can't make it in business is because they can't or don't like to sell. The solution is to simply set up an automatic selling system where lead generation, sifting, and selling, is all done for you.

#3: Don't Re-Invent The Wheel
Don't start from scratch. That's the hardest way to do anything. Inventors go through tons of frustration, failed tests, and often ridicule. Find a system that's already working. Then just jump in and follow it. Just do what already works.

#4: Find a Personal Coach
Every top athlete has a coach. In fact, many of the best have two or three coaches. They're there for one reason... to help them be the best they can possibly be. A coach will help you set your course. They'll help keep you on track. They'll take you from where you are today to where you want to be.

#5: Generate Leads
Lead generation is the biggest advantage in most businesses. We'll show you how to put your business in front of the people who are looking for what you have to offer.

#6: Use Tax Advantages
Starting your own online business gives you the advantage of tax benefits not available to the general public. Everyone should make money-from their home with an online business just to save on taxes if nothing else...

#7: Build a Residual Income
Don't just sell a product one time. Find a way to earn a residual income from anything you sell. Sell something today. Earn an income on it every month for the rest of your life. This is how you build real wealth. It isn't by selling a one~time item and finding a new customer for it every day. Work an hour today and earn an income forever.

#8: Set Goals
Most people live paycheck to paycheck all their lives. They hope Social Security will take care of them when they get older. That's a mistake. Social security isn't enough for people to live on today. It definitely won't be when you have to rely on it. You have to make a plan today...or you'll end up in desperation tomorrow.

Visit and see how AUTOMATICBUILDER will allow you to take advantage and apply all 8 "Secrets". It's your choice. You can stay where you are right-now in a never-ending spiral... or you can turn the corner and experience the *money, lifestyle, and dreams you've always wanted.

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Have yourself a Super day!