Making Money on the Go

The new marketing strategy trend for companies to gauge a particular market is online paid surveys. Surveys provide producers with unmatched intelligence. Through surveys producers can discover that two-thirds, or 66.7%  of the working labor force in the United States is 16 and older. They can use market research to gain a general idea of such things as to who has children, in which regions of the nation (or world) participants are located, and their opinions on certain products and services (theirs or the competition for that matter).

So what do participants get in return for such disclosure of information? Well, they get paid. Some survey providers allocate credit to those that complete surveys which, in turn, can be redeemed for actual cash or gift such as subscriptions to magazines or gift cards. Cash values that are allocated usually hover around the cents department with a few surveys ever reaching a dollar or more. But the numbers do add up. Once the participant reaches a certain total value they are allowed to cash out.

Paid surveys are a good way to make supplemental income. Some of the benefits are not taking up much time, normal duration averages to be 10 minutes, being alerted to new surveys available, usually through emails, and being smartphone friendly.

To take things a bit further Get Cash For Surveys pay a considerable amount more than the average surveys and is now available in the United States. Some surveys ask for you to  test products and in return allows you to keep them (tablets, blenders, etc.) These surveys can be taken during a lunch break at Starbucks or during the commute home from work.

So can you make money at home? Yes. And to add sugar to the fruit, now you can make money on the go as well.


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What is Marketing

Marketing is the total activities involving the moving and distribution of goods from the producer to the consumer, including selling and advertising.  Key criteria of marketing are establishing, satisfying, and retaining the consumer. The sole purpose of marketing is to remain profitable.

What is Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is a form of marketing strategy that incorporates the online business of a company, facilitates the selling and advertising of goods through online means, and establishing an online presence. Internet marketing is one of the most successful ways to reach a broad consumer base. Anyone with an internet connection can become exposed to advertisements (ads, word-of-mouth, reviews) and effectively increasing the reachability exponentially.

Whether an online business or not, an good effective internet marketing strategy must include social media in some form or fashion. With the advent of social media epicenters, such as Facebook, it is essential to generate a social marketing strategy.

Social Marketing

ImageFocusing on social marketing to effectively strengthen the approach, aim, and execution of marketing strategies can have an fantastic affect on sells. Review Engine ROI, social media marketing experts, have established a considerable marketing strategy to generate more paying customers while concurrently minimizing the time, effort, and  cost involved.

They have developed a Facebook app and training program to help entrepreneurs, internet marketers, and businesses concentrate their resources conducing to their strategy, as well as their sells, blossoming.

Utilizing a strong social marketing plan with precise execution leads to greater exposure, solid leads, and profits. Product management requires planning ahead and allocation of company resources. Targeting Facebook for marketing products and services is an obvious choice for serious, competitive companies.

Toys provides our children with loads of fun and helps develop their imaginations. It is an outlet that frees their mind. But there is more than just mere play things. Toys deliver a few more surprises than one would expect.

When children play with toys, early in life, they discover how the world works. Six month-old children and younger learn that things fall downwards, others bounce upwards, and some make noise when they do something to them, among other things. In the following two years, their cognitive thinking skills begin to ameliorate, allowing for association play or, rather,  pretend play. During this time, they are developing and learning social behaviors — both, good and bad ones. According to Etienne Benson, contributor for the Association for Psychological Science, when a boy learns not to play with toys that are for girls only or that violent play is “off limits”, he learns something about the society he lives in.

In contrast, some experts suggest that our behavior is hardwired in our genes. There is a study that monitored young monkeys playing with children toys. Researcher found  that the female monkeys were partial to playing with dolls and the males, trucks. They attribute this behavior preference to hormonal differences between boys and girls.

This has caught the attention of toy-makers, who  have employed toy marketers and designers to consider this when designing toys. At MIT, there is  a Toy Product Design course that focuses on developing toys that benefits children.The course will incorporate lectures regarding development psychology. Benson writes, “Developmental psychology is also part of the curricula at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where the United States’ first toy-design degree program was founded in the late 1980s.”

Parents, Too

Children are like empty sponges that are ready to soak up information around them. They learn from watching television or listening to music, but are most susceptible to learning from others. Observational  learning involves observing and mimicking the behavior of others, mostly  people around them. These people usually consist of parents, family members, guardians, and friends of the family.

As a major influence in a child’s life, take the initiative to guide their play behavior to agree with social norms. You can really make a difference in your child’s development. Kids need rules and structure. Children strengthen their understanding of rules through role play. Kids will play house or play school pretending to be some form of authority and dish out commands and instructions. This role playing reinforces the rules that they have learned and grants them a better understanding of their position in the world.

So get out there and play with them as much as you can. Share you knowledge and your imagination. Explore the world, together.

Whew! What a Friday! Temperatures broke records across the Mid-Atlantic region during the day and  crazy thunderstorms followed behind during the night. Temperatures reached over 100 degrees in cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Indianapolis. Weather stations are warning the public that temperatures could go even higher over the weekend. So we came up with some ways to keep cool this summer weekend.

Why Not Stay Indoors?

The best place to be is indoors, especially if you have air conditioning. Remember to do these things and you should stay as cool as a fan!

Close the Blinds, Curtains

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Sunlight contribute to about 85% of the heat in a home that has the blinds open. Reduce this and your home will be noticeably cooler. Basically, it’s the glasshouse effect that heats up your home. Block as much of the Sun’s rays as possible. A good idea would be to install vertical louvers or awnings outside of the windows. Or maybe when designing the layout of your lawn and backyard you may want to consider placing trees in places that may provide shading over windows areas.

Do Not to Many Devices

Most of our appliances and devices are electrical, such as computers, refrigerators, and hot curlers. Electrical devices generate heat. The computer’s CPU temperature can reach up to 200° F. Have this in a closed room and it will heat that room up. Try using as little equipment as possible. You might even want to consider unplugging some devices that uses a standby feature, which means it is on, but in a low-power consumption state.

Downstairs is Better

Warm air travels upward due to its lighter density than cold air. So, avoid upstairs, if possible, and enjoy family time downstairs or in the basement. By doing so, not only will you save everyone from being hot and frustrated, but you may even save some money on your electric by running the AC less, if at all. (Tidbit: According to Pepco, a major utility provider,  keeping your AC unit at a constant temperature — say 74°F — saves you money. They say it cost more to cool a hot room than to maintain a cool one.)

Fun Outdoors

If you are traveling this weekend make sure to keep these things in mind:

Nothing Says “Fun” like Splashing Around

Yes, this is the obvious choice to go in the summer: the water park, pool, beach, lake, pond, waterhole, swamp (ok maybe not swamp). Jump in and splash around with the little ones. You will be keeping cool and having fun at the same time. Why not go for a swim, even? Throw in exercising to make this a top first choice.

Shade is Everyone’s Best Friend

Bring a few picnic blankets and enjoy lunch under a tree. Temperatures are lower in the shade. A quick bite to eat and some time off the feet maybe just what the family needs. Fruits, juice, and sandwiches makes the perfect treat when it comes time to eat. As a bonus, you will spend great quality time together where kids can share the best part of their day with their parents. Just remember to not be a litterbug and stay mindful of the ants and bees. This may be a great time to apply the sun screen and bug repellent.

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

Drink plenty of water, constantly. It may be a good idea to note where all the restrooms are nearby. The body will continuously lose water through perspiration. Replete with water or other non-carbonated, non-alcoholic fluids.

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe!

We all know parenting is a full-time job that requires long hours and barely no vacation time. Break time usually comes when children are in school, asleep, or out of the house.

So what about when dad needs to talk to the doctor or mom needs take an important phone call?

There are a lot methods you could employ to net yourself the free time needed. We have compiled a list of kid-friendly options here:

Android Devices

Smartphones are here to stay. They are more prevalent then ever before. With the advent of tablets, there will be a mobile device readily accessible almost all of the time. So why know have a few (or lot) kid-friendly apps for your young ones?

Android marketplace, Google Play, is full of tons of games, books, and more. The next time your sitting at the doctor’s office use these suggestions to keep your tiny tot occupied.

Kid Mode: Free Games + Lock

Provided by desirehdapps.comThis is a wonderful, and we mean wonderful, app to have on your device. First, and foremost, Kid Mode allows multiple user accounts. So little Johnny and Jane can have two separate accounts tailored to their liking. Accounts are distinguished by a photo of your kid, in which they can access by pressing the photo. Inside they will find coloring and drawing games and short videos, as well. The best feature is that it locks your phone so your child cannot accidentally call out or fiddle with your emails.

Cut The Rope

Via wikipedia.orgThis is a cute game that will captivate your little ones ( and bigger ones, too) for hours. The object of the game is to feed a little cute creature with a piece of candy by cutting the rope it hangs from. The first few levels are simple enough to learn “the ropes”, so to speak. As you progress, the levels become significantly challenging, as they incorporate creative uses for bubbles, air-puffing devices, and more. The design is elegant and the graphics is beautiful. The music is clean, catchy, and encouraging. There is a  free version, that is entertaining by itself, and a paid version that includes more levels.

Google Books

Via joestieger.comIf you’re already using an Android device then you are probably familiar with Google Books. This cool feature that Google provides is similar to Amazon does with Kindle, although on a basic level. The are a lot of good options in their book store. For instance, they have classics from the likes of Mark Twain and Lewis Carroll for free ( as do Kindle). Kids can read their favorite titles from anywhere (especially the doctor’s office). Just remember to bring along your charger in some cases. A few mobile devices have been reported to have not-so-good battery life.

What we like the most about the options above is that they all incorporate a certain level of learning  to ameliorate, or improve, the implementation of problem-solving skills. The more time spent developing these skills the better a young mind will be at using these skills.

And you get some free time in return, a win-win situation.

Stay tuned for more suggestions.

Have any suggestions or comments on how to grab a few moments of alone time, please share share with us.

Kids playing with mom

Mom and children playing together. Bonding between parent and child increases children mental wellness.

We all know that children love to play games, watch cartoons, and run around having fun. But did you know that kids enjoy it more when they have someone else to play with? Of course you did. Children like playing with other children, most of the time, which initiates their social skills. When children play with their parents they learn and develop socially acceptable behavior. In addition, both express the love and care they have for one another, which is vital for children such as infants who are use to being surrounded by mom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Being this intimate allows the baby to know their mother’s voice, which is likely the most consistent thing they hear.

Parents and children share an affinity that is innate and intangible. Through visual and verbal cues parents instill and reinforce what is morally, and sociably, right into their child’s mind. This bonding and nurturing conduces to mental wellness and stability. In an article written by Nemours, titled “Bonding with Your Baby”, they state that “bonding is essential.” They go on to say:

 Studies of newborn monkeys who were given mannequin mothers at birth showed that, even when the mannequins were made of soft material and provided formula to the baby monkeys, the babies were better socialized when they had live mothers to interact with. The baby monkeys with mannequin mothers also were more likely to suffer from despair. Scientists suspect that lack of bonding in human babies can cause similar problems.

There are many ways to bond with your children. The only thing it is sure to cost you is time. Lauren Passell, author of “9 Ways to Bond with Your Toddler”, list ideas such as the conventional, reading to your children and spending time with each, to the more creative, “Create a Family Language” or “pizza for breakfast”.

Help your kids be the best they can be. Show them that they are special with the time you share with them. Spend time with them, as the best moments in life are free.

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