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Amazon.com has been the biggest online retailer in the world for a while, now. However, they recently made history by becoming the biggest retailer in the world...period. That means, the most-shopped store doesn't actually own any stores, if that makes sense at all. This is yet another testament to the way times are changing, and if you've been keeping up, even in the slightest, you've probably added more than a couple items to your Amazon cart, recently. Why wouldn't someone want to get in on the action? There are always coupons available. The gift cards are the best to give and receive, because almost anything can be bought on the site. The prices are, for the most part, ridiculously cheap. You can shop conveniently in your pajamas from the comfort of your home, and you don't have to worry about the stress of keeping up with your kids, long lines, store hours, or traffic! You can buy in bulk, and if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can even get 2 day shipping, right to your front door! Not to mention, many Americans are starting businesses by selling through Amazon. So, when you purchase something on this site, it isn't like buying from other major corporations. You actually may be helping the family down the street pay their electric bill this month, without even realizing it!
So, we've established that Amazon is the best place to shop, and it's also the most shopped retailer in the world, so most everyone knows how great it is by now. However, did you know that a company called "Gruupz", has made it easier than ever to earn free Amazon gift cards? All you have to do is create a free profile, and either shop Amazon products through their site, or install their toolbar and shop on the Amazon site as normal. Either way, it won't cost you any additional money, and you can earn a kickback on ALL of your purchases, no matter how big or small! Once your account has been credited $5, you'll be able to cash out and receive an Amazon gift card. You'll even be notified at checkout that you have a card ready to use, so you don't have to constantly check!
As always, I won't promote anything on this blog that I don't or wouldn't use, myself, so I'm proud to say that I am actually a member on Gruupz, and I've been loving their website for a while now! In fact, at the bottom of this blog post, you'll find a referral link. If you click that link, not only will I make a few dollars that will help me keep the Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates office stocked with Amazon supplies, you will ALSO be credited an automatic $3 to your account! That means that with just one click, you'll already be more than half way to earning your first Amazon gift card. How amazing is that?
If you don't believe me, click the link below. I promise you won't regret giving this company a shot. They know what they're doing when it comes to customer satisfaction, and you know what you're doing when it comes to Amazon shopping. It's a win-win.
Con season is right around the corner, so if you haven't already begun piecing together your outfit, you're probably feeling the stress of running a bit behind. Maybe you're hoping to dress up as one of your favorite anime or manga characters, or perhaps you want to put a new spin on a classic superhero or villain. You could even be anticipating what your version of a Guardians of the Galaxy character or Moana will look like, since those were some of the hottest box office movies in this past year. (Unless you're less than a foot tall, I suggest you forego the opportunity to dress up as Baby Groot. You won't reach that level of adorableness, sorry.).
If, in fact, you are still looking for the perfect wig, the best material for a kickass belt, or the entire outfit because you've already bought your tickets, and you're well aware that you're not going to be able to throw something together in time, this year, Never Fear! Fast Cosplay is here! You're probably thinking to yourself: "What is Fast Cosplay? I've been cosplaying for years and I've never heard anything about a Fast Cosplay before...". You're in luck, because I've taken the liberty of spelling it all out for you, today...literally. Fast Cosplay is an online costume store, but they aren't your average Halloween costume store, they're specifically a cosplay store. They present you with the option to buy realistic and accurate cosplay outfits or materials that aid in the creation of your next cosplay masterpiece! The beauty of this versatile store isn't even in the low prices or the wide selection of products, the real amazing feature is the option for WORLDWIDE shipping! I know that I have a lot of readers from all around the world, currently over 30 countries to be exact, and it' very important to me that none of you lovely souls be left out of the fun! So, no matter where you are, and no matter what you're looking for, they've got something to suit your needs!
Okay, you probably think I'm bluffing on that last part. After all, the store probably just has a couple of stereotypical Harley Quinn costumes and maybe a few characters from Harry Potter, right? Wrong. You'll find depictions of characters from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Zelda, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Game of Thrones, Minecraft, Sherlock, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Assassin's Creed, Marvel Universe, DC Comics, DOTA 2, and SO much more! Whether you're roleplaying a character from a movie, an anime, or a video game, they've got you covered. Heck, if you're just looking for a waitressing outfit like the kind you'd find in 2 Broke Girls, since you're so upset about the show being cancelled, you'll find a whole section for that as well. Don't worry, because if you buy that waitress outfit too tight, or you don't like the way your Batman suit hugs your curves, there is a 100% money back guarantee, no questions asked, no hassle to deal with! Most stores these days don't have that type of confidence in their clothing, so that's something to be very proud of!
Right now there's a HUGE limited time sale taking place! All Superhero series, Disney princess series, Anime series, and Harry Potter series costumes and related products are up to 60% off regular price! That's an amazing deal! So much so that you're probably thanking yourself for being a procrastinator right now, am I right? Of course I am. If you're a con lover of any kind that thinks you might be interested in what Fast Cosplay has to offer, you should head on over to the link listed below and start scrounging around for the perfect cosplay to make con day a true happily ever after!
Visit any Facebook or Pinterest page dedicated to natural remedies and you're bound to see the words "essential oil" once or twice. Your first thought when you see those words is probably something along the lines of "Oh, like lavender, mint, or rose oil. These oils smell good!", and while that may be true, there is an entire world of essential oils, aromatherapies, and natural healing practices that you've yet to unlock. The odds are, you won't get the highest quality, most accurate and professional advice from on online forum. So, if you're really interested in how to improve your quality of life through the natural oils that are derived directly from the world around you, the most logical route would be to consult a professional.
Now, raise your hand if you know of any professional Aromatologists in your area. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that your hand is still in your lap, correct? That's what I thought. Even if you do know of a certified individual that could teach you everything you need to know to begin dabbling in the world of essential oils, do you really want to leave the comfort of your own home, and wouldn't you much rather learn at your own pace with an instructor on hand to assist you when you get confused? Exactly, anyone can see that's a much more convenient option.
Maria Hansford is a certified Aromatologist that has recently put together an e-course to provide you with trustworthy information on essential oils in a comfortable and supportive environment. The course is simply titled "Healing Aromas", and it covers a wide variety of essential oil information. You'll be provided with Skype sessions, printable charts, and so many facts that you'll be thankful this course is broken down into multiple lessons.
As you advance through this course, you'll discover valuable information that will last a lifetime. Questions such as "What should I look for in a high-quality essential oil line?" and "What oils should I be using as a part of my daily routine?" will be answered at the click of a button. Furthermore, if you've been wondering whether essential oils could help ease the symptoms of a specific health condition that you or a loved one have been forced to battle, this guide will list some benefits for various conditions that you may find very useful, and hopefully also very healing.
The statement that stands out most to me on the home page of the course, itself, is a statement made by the creator of the course, Maria Hansford. You can tell that she has put an abundance of time, energy, and though into this course just in the way she talks to her readers. "“Healing Aromas” is more than just a course. It’s a partnership, where you have information and references, but the ability to open up conversations, ask questions, and share the stories of successful therapies. I look forward to seeing you inside!" She not only seems to be excited about helping you along this journey, she seems to be fully supportive and ready to face any battles that you might encounter along the way, right by your side.
If you're interested in this course, you'll be happy to know that there is currently one free trial lesson. I have no doubt in my mind that you'll enjoy this course, but if that isn't the case, you're under no obligation to stick around for the entire thing, because you've got a sample waiting on you RIGHT NOW!
Visit this link to view your sample lesson and (possibly) enroll in the course: https://coursecraft.net/c/healingaromas/splash
When it comes to paying online, there are a few different approaches you can take. You could pay with a debit/credit card (kind of risky if that information falls into the wrong hands), you could also pay with a direct bank transfer (very risky, because if that information falls into the wrong hands, you won’t even have the luxury of simply cancelling the card to prevent future transactions), or you could pay with a gift card (that is, if the website you’re using even offers gift cards). When push comes to shove, you start to realize that you just don’t have that many options. That hasn’t stopped online shopping rates from increasing over the past decade, though. The convenience of shopping from your bed or your couch and having all of your items delivered directly to your door just cannot be beat. Freelance writers, marketers, and other service-based businesses have even gotten in on the online action, with more and more business transactions taking place in the online market every single day.
Predictably, customers are constantly searching for payment methods that are safer and more secure than those of the past. We’re living in a world where it’s scary to swipe your credit card at an ATM, let alone send your information across cyberspace. This safety movement has birthed companies such as Paypal that claim to be the smarter alternative to other online payment methods, but really, they’re just a medium in between the hacker and your bank account, easy enough to get into if they have the right equipment. Truly, there’s only one completely anonymous payment method that will keep your identity, as well as your bank accounts, safe and secure while you do all of your online shopping, from whatever major corporation websites or small business websites that you please.
This completely anonymous payment method is known as “Bitcoin”, and while you’ve probably heard the name before, you probably haven’t ever actually paid with the currency. How do I know that you haven’t paid with bitcoin before, or if you have, you haven’t used it very often? Well, it can be difficult to understand, it isn’t advertised as often as other payment methods, and there are still quite a few websites that don’t accept it. It seems as though companies are purposely trying to make your information more available to hackers and other private eyes. Obviously, when you’re the customer, Bitcoin is the best way to purchase everything you want and need from the comfort of your own home.
However, what should you do to protect your information, as well as your customers’ information, if you’re on the other end of the spectrum and you’re actually selling from the comfort of your own home or small office? That cloud server that you’ve been using because it was so fast and easy to set up isn’t actually the most secure server to conduct your business on. Statistically, private servers are less likely to fall victim to identity theft type hacks. So, ideally, you’ll be using a private server for your online buying and selling needs.
I know what you’re thinking: Aren’t private servers expensive, hard to maintain, and just generally more work than what they’re worth unless you’re specifically trained to deal with that type of equipment and programming? It may seem that way at a first glance, but with the help of new and improved private server companies, your private server can be just as affordable and simple to use as the cloud based or shared server that you’ve been risking your privacy on.
Now, what if I told you that there is a company that provides you with the best of both worlds? A private server to do your business, and an option to use bitcoin as payment for all of your purchases! Well, as you have probably already guessed, there is a company that will do both of those things, as well as toss in a bonus “offshore” private server. This company is Liberty VPS. When you purchase a plan from Liberty VPS, you’re not getting just any server in the United States, China, United Kingdom, or any other major player in the world-wide web. You’ll actually receive your own private server in the Netherlands! If you’re wondering why the location is such a big deal, just take a look at the world news sometime soon. You’ll see unrest and threats to the sanctity of free speech just about everywhere, but the Netherlands has maintained their reputation as a country that upholds their citizen’s rights to free speech. If you’re sending any controversial content across your private server, this is a country that you can rest easy knowing it will be safe in, should it happen to get intercepted.
You won’t believe how long this process will take, though. Instantaneous access to your own private server in a secure offshore location is too good to be true, after all. Yes, you read that right. According to the website: “After your payment has been cleared, your offshore VPS is setup instantly without any waiting. Our system will install the VPS and send you the root password via email!” You won’t have to wait days, or weeks, or even months to get access to the software you’re paying for! Just open your email, get your vital information, and you’re all set.
Liberty VPS is literally changing the way individuals and businesses, alike look at internet usage. There are safe ways to run a business, or even talk to your friends, and there are unsafe ways. Don’t you want the green light. Don’t you want to know that all of your information is going to be significantly safer from hackers than that of your next-door neighbor’s? I’m sure you do. We all do. Liberty VPS has recognized safety as an issue in the online workplace, and they have addressed it. They deserve to be recognized for that.
So, if you’re interested in learning more about this company, what services they offer, and how they’re reaching out to completely reinvent the way we utilize our internet services, take a look at their website, here. You won’t be sorry that you did.
The past year has been a huge one for Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates. We’ve launched multiple new blogging series, one of which will actually be launching this month. We’ve partnered with countless new affiliates. We’ve launched our first email campaign, revamped our Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as participated in a number of civil and women’s rights campaigns. We’ve encountered a lot of struggles along the way that we never expected to encounter, a lot of obstacles were tossed in front of us that we had never considered facing. That’s why we’ve come to the conclusion that we simply must recognize the hard work, team work, and all round blood, sweat, and tears that other small businesses and institutions are putting into their organizations, as well.
We’re dubbing this new recognition our “Award of Excellence”. The Award of Excellence isn’t an honor that we’ll be bestowing upon just any organization that we may have brushed elbows with once or twice. This recognition will be given only to the organizations that we are certain are deserving of such a title. These will be businesses that we have an active, working relationship with, and that we have an in-depth history with, as well. In other words, these will be businesses, or public figures for that matter, that you’ve probably seen on our blog before, and will probably see on our blog again. We’re doing something that we don’t normally do, we’re guaranteeing that you’ll have a positive experience with these companies and/or individuals, because we trust them that much, and we’ve seen first-hand how hard they work to make sure their customers are always satisfied with the outcome they receive.
The blogging team here at Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates didn’t even have to think twice about which company we would be recognizing first. We’ve written about their incredible new institution many times in this blog over the past few months, and we plan on keeping an eye out for any advancements they may be making in their programs, because we appreciate and admire the work that they do. This quarter, the Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates Award of Excellence goes to: The Capstone Institute!
We believe that a business should focus more on the community it serves than the way their pocketbook is looking. In today’s society, we get too caught up on making money, and we don’t stop to look around at the neighbors next to us, or the coworker that is struggling. Many times, we don’t even notice anything is wrong, until that person asks us for help, and honestly, that’s a bit sad. You all know that Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates strives to improve the lives of our customers, readers, and followers. Whichever title you fall under, we aim to improve your relationships, your career, your health, your happiness, and even fight for your basic rights as a citizen of well…the world. With this Award of Excellence, we’re commending The Capstone Institute for thinking outside of the corporate box and paving a way for individuals within the Jacksonville community to improve their own quality of life, as well as their family’s quality of life.
Jacksonville, much like other smaller town in the United States, is facing an economic crisis of sorts, at the moment. In fact, the founder of the Capstone Institute states that the average yearly income for a family in Northwestern Jacksonville is around $13,000. With a pharmaceutical tech degree, students could raise that average to $30,000 or much more! That’s a difference that could put food on the table that small children are eating at, or even buy a car that’s proven safe for a family to drive! In other words, it’s a difference that you just don’t understand until you’ve experienced.
Not only does The Capstone Institute provide educational services, this semester they were also able to find sponsors for each of their students, giving their entire first class of willing-to-learn young adults the chance to earn a degree tuition free! Student loans and debt can be overwhelming, and many times defeats the purpose of the degree, itself. The Capstone Institute has a mission to treat their students like students, not I.D. numbers, and give them the God-sent opportunities that they’ve been searching for to improve their lives, and in turn, influence positive change in the community, as well.
Thank you, Capstone Institute for:
- Thinking of the community before yourselves.
- Providing young people paths to stability.
- Recruiting sponsors to help student avoid immediate debt.
- Staying true to your faith and actively pursuing your purpose.
- Refusing to discriminate against any person for any reason.
- Fighting against the cliché that a viable education requires many years and thousands of dollars that students simply do not have.
- Growing the healthcare field of tomorrow.
- Guiding individuals that may be confused or worried about their future.
- Helping driven individuals reach their capstones.
For this, we extend to you, the Sierra Woodcock & Affiliates 1st Quarterly Award of Excellence. Congratulations. Dr. Albert Chester & The Capstone Institute. Thank you for all that you do for the community.