This show is one of the few shows online that me and my wife both have watched together and enjoyed. I found the first and the second season very good, had awesome story lines and very good character actors. The latter is still true but the story about the lead actor Piper Kerman who got sentenced to 15 months prison for smuggling drugs 10 years after committing the crime is now getting a bit long as the show has gone for 3 full seasons and she is still in prison, so it has to end soon or we have a new Prison Break`ish horribly prolonged plot line on our hands. Luckily it is not so yet. Every show this season continues on showing the back story of all the major inmates in the show, some of them very interesting. And the main plot this season is on Piper starting a "used panty" business from inside the walls and Alex returning to prison only to fear her life from the people she snitched on to try to get out in season 2. Season 3 is not as good as the first two, but it still is very good and the last few episodes keep you wanting more. Thumbs up!
I have been lucky in my life making a good living for me and my family online. But it is only the last few years we have been this fortunate, before that we did not have the oppurtunity to pick all of our vacations, we just did not have the money. And I also grew up in a home rich on love but not on money. So we had to be creative during the vacations, Disneyland was not an option... So here are a few examples that migth be more acessable for most people:
I have spent some of the best days in my life with my family camping in different places. Sleeping in a tent, fishing, going on hikes, watching wild life. For a kid and for adults you often can find the greatest adventures with Mother Nature, and she shares it for free:-)
-Cross country travelling on bike.
Taking the whole family for a two week bike trip was nothing short of amazing, and something we are going to do again. You get exercise but most important you get to see the country around you in a way you never would by other transportation.
- Air BNB.
We have rented alot of vacation homes in all sorts of different price classes and sizes. It is possible to find really great deals on renting vacation homes. Just search Air BNB on google and you will soon learn what its all about.
If you do want to try to get your family to somewhere you never could afford on your own crowdfunding is an option. Start a campaign on Indiegogo and tell your story and why you think you and your family deserve some help to get there.
Have a great summer!
So as I mentioned in my last post I make a decent living on different online markets. I have several online retail stores, but I also generate a fair monthly income from online marketing.
What type of online marketing?
I am talking about marketing products for other stores for example amazon and receiving a commission when people click on your ad and purchase a product from the store or product advertised.
I have tried a lot of methods of online marketing, and I have made some mistakes too. So to help my readers I have started a newsletter for my readers who are interested in learning more on how I work online. By following the link and signing up for my newsletter you will receive my newsletter series on how I work and make a living online.
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After a nice little vacay from blogging I am back and seeing that I have tried just about every way to make money online out there I thought it would be nice for you to share a few of my thoughts on the matter. Today I make most of my living from online stores in different categories. Retail online will always be a safe way to create revenue, but as all other businesses it takes a lot of work, a lot of knowledge (acquired through failing), there is a risk factor and the cost reward ratio will always be small in large markets online. So because of this I am always looking for easier ways to make money online, and so far I have met so many scams that it is not funny, not funny at all. So to begin with I am going to start with giving you the warnings that can be difficult to find online and that no one bothered to give me.
- Binary options:
When entering the phrase get rich online in a search engine you will find a lot of different advice pages. A lot of them are created with the sole intention on making money from the traffic or affiliate marketing sign ups. What that means is that they are suggesting that you can make piles of money buy signing up to some scam "get rich quick" site and getting payed them selves with a commission on the sign up fee. Many of these sites talk about something called binary options. Binary options is a way of betting on the stock, currency or commodities market on if the stock is going to increase in value or not. Binary options is real, and it is possible to make money off of it, but it is pure gambling. And in the same way as gambling, the house always has the edge and always wins in the long run. Actually some gambling games give better odds and lower risks than Binary Options, so what I am saying is if you don`t want to find out the hard way your self or use hundreds of hours researching to find out the same conclusion, my answer is this: You are better off playing regular Black Jack or Roulette than betting on Binary Options.
Forex is another way that you can make money, and it is a legitimate way to do so. Forex stands for Foreign Exchange and is the market where you can trade currencies. As I said it is a legitimate way to make money. But to do so you have to a: know A LOT about the currency market and everything that influences it. And B: Know that even though you have a very large amount of knowledge it still is a gamble as history has shown that it is very hard to predict the markets movements. Only a very select few make large amounts on trading Forex, and that`s the professional traders who have funds enough to take the guaranteed losses they will meet and the data, knowledge and network to win in the long run.
The Martingale scam is very often behind scam sites that promise you "the secret" to winning big online at either casinos or binary options etc. The idea is simple and sounds really good, to good to be true in fact because the true answer is always that the house always wins. The idea behind Martingale is that when you bet you and you lose you always double your bet, that way as long as you keep doubling sooner or later you wil win and then you will win back all that you have lost with a small profit. If you start at for example a roulette table and bet 1 dollar on red and lose, the next bet will be two dollar, if you lose that your next bet will be 4 dollars. If you then win you have bet 7 dollars and won 8 dollars with a profit of 1 dollar. Good strategy right? WRONG! The big problem is that all the Casinos and gambling sites in the world know about Martingale and they always have a limit to the bet and a minimum bet that secures them mathematically from people successfully using Martingale. Just try it on a free game site a few times and you will soon learn that a loosing streak doubles up the bet amount very fast either emptying your bank roll or reaching the max limit, both forcing you to lose.
This all sounds very harsh, but I am writing this to help people understand that there is no way to make money easily online. There are on the other hand a lot of ways to make money of you are willing to invest either time or money:
-Blogging: I would be lying if I said that I didn`t want to make money off this blog, I do. So if you appreciate either my articles or this advice please feel free to click on my ads. Creating a blog that generates traffic is hard. I takes a lot of good content, good marketing and some times pure luck. But there are many huge blogs out there that make money so it is possible.
- Clickworker. Clickworker is a global site offering online work and pays you a fair amount to do so. I have done some work for Clickworker and it is no scam. But is alot of work and it pays at the best 10 usd an hour, so for most it is not a way to make a living on its own. But as an extra income it is great. You wont find any ads for Clickworker or affiliate marketing here, I am only talking out of my own experience.
-Online surveys/Ad clicking:
There are literally hundreds of sites online that pay you for taking online surveys or clicking ads. It is possible to make a few bucks off of it, but is is very tedious and the hourly rate is at best very low for the amount of work it is, but yes it is an option to make money on the side for sure.
Ok that`s it for part one on this subject. I will be back with part two in a few weeks. If you have any questions about this topic please feel free to comment and I will answer and if enough interest also make it a subject in the next part.
Once again I have spent too many hours late binge watching a complete series on Netflix. I love the way they release entire seasons at once, but man it takes a toll when they are so good that they are hard to stop watching. And there I just spoiled how the theme of this review will be: Praise. This is the first comic book adaptation to tv-series I have been really happy with ever. And I watch them all, Agents of Sheild. The Flash, The Arrow, Gotham, Smallville, Constantine, IZombie, Agent Carter (Not bad). In general I feel that TV has been a bit too "cheap" as a format to capture the genre as well as motion picture can do some times. But Netflix has spared no expense with Daredevil, it is dark and realistic and marvelous at the same time. And the level of acting is top notch with its star packed ebsemble as well. The setting is Hells Kitchen in New York and the scenery is amazing, as well are the action sequences and effects. Daredevil is the first of the ordered Netflix series that Marvel has ordered, and will be followed by Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist, before leading into the miniseries, Marvel's The Defenders. If you dont have Netflix, go subscribe. If you do and haven`t started watching yet: You have something special to look forward to.
WHY JEREMY WHY!!!!??? It has now gone a couple weeks since the dreadful news that my favorite host on my favorite show Top Gear had to clear his desk and leave the BBC. I have seen every episode of Top Gear ever made and most of them much more than once. In bad times and good times Clarkson, Hammond and May have been there and never let me down. The show it self is entertaining, but the pile of crap that is Top Gear USA proves that it is the trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May that are responsible for the best show on television. They have together created something that is truly amazing, a car show that absolutely everyone likes, even women who hate cars enjoy an episode of Top Gear, I know because I am married to one. I know what Clarkson did was wrong, but so is not feeding the gods, which is what the producers did not do. I am not condoning Clarksons behavior, but I do not see that the BBC has punished anyone but the viewers and them selves by firing Clarkson. Clarkson was not happy with the BBC even before this incident, and not keeping the lead man of the most viewed show on earth happy seems like a bad business choice if you are the station lucky enough to have him on. The BBC says that Top Gear will return, but for me it never will, and I refuse to watch it without Clarkson, May and Hammond together. They have not punished Clarkson, he will get a better paying job and will be having just as much fun traveling, testing cars and doing what he loves in any new job. It is the fans of Top Gear that are being punished, shame on you BBC. If I ever meet the BBC walking done the street I will say meen things to her and spit towards her. Here are some of the moments I truly will miss, farewell mates!
As noted in my bio I have been doing martial arts for most of my life. I started doing the noble art of KARATAY at a local McDojo as a squirt. I was a small kid with not the best confidence seeking a way to learn how to be a badass, something Karate certainly did not teach me. It taught me some discipline, not the important kind but the kind that teaches you how to shut up when you supposed to in class and so on. It gave me better reflexes, some exercise and alot of flexibility aka JCVD. It also taught me that standing in line day after day hitting in the air, point sparring and paying out of my parents ass for belt ceremonies based on your ability to fight an imaginary partner every 3 months did not make me a badass. I still did it for many years though and eventually I started competing in Kumite (yes they are actually called that) tournaments doing quite well. And competing against actual opponents at kicking and hitting them in the face so it hurt a bit at least made me feel like a badass. You have to keep in mind that this was in the hay day of the Karate Kid, JCVD, Bloodsport, American Ninja and so on. Then something called the UFC came along and destroyed everyone`s perception of what was what. This little skinny gus named Royce Gracie used this for me strange martial art called Brazillian Ju Jitsu strangle and beat guys twice his size, holy shit was the only words appropriate. The UFC, MMA and Brazillian Ju Jitsu have changed the way we see and think about martial arts and has evolved martial arts more the last 20 years than the thousands of years combinded before that. It made me quit Karate and seek out a Brazillian Ju Jitsu gym, and so it began, and I loved it more than any other sport I had ever tried even though in this entire year or so I got my ass handed to me every training, I loved it, I finally had found something that was real and honest. I only got to train at that gym back in the late 90s a year or so before I was off to military and after that I moved around, got kids bla bla bla life got in the way. But for the last five years I have dedicated my self to it again and it is beside of my family the most important thing in my life. I train as much as possible both MMA, BJJ and NO GI BJJ. For some reason I enjoy NO GI BJJ or Submission Grappling the most. It may seem like a brutal sport, but it gives you an amazing complete body work out, it keeps you humble, it teaches you how to deal with adversity, and the amount of technique you have to learn and master to control and force someone maybe bigger and stronger than you is enormous. But so is the payoff ever time you feel like you master it even just a bit. Here is a little sample of what it looks like, enjoy:)
So I just finished off binge watching 13 one hour long episodes of Bloodline. I started watching because I am a big fan of Friday Night Lights, and Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler well known from that show. But Bloodline is no Friday Night Lights, it is a completely different beast. The show takes place in beautiful Florida Keys, and the Keys one of the stars in the show. It is so beautiful, almost too much so that it creates an eery feel to the shows settings. It starts pretty slow paced and it takes at least 4 episodes before you get in to it. The story is set around the Rayburn family and their resort. They all live good and successful lives but the return of the black sheep of the family Danny masterfully played by Ben Mendelsohn brings back some dark secrets of the family and sends the story line down a very intriguing path. It took some time as mentioned but the show definitely sets its hooks in you, its beautifully made and the acting has the scent of Emmyˋs written all over it. Recommended.
I love dogs. My wife says that my relationship with my dog is unnaturally close, yes she is jealous. I work mostly from home and spend the days speaking with my beloved French Bulldog, the best animal on the planet and indisputably mans best friend. My dog knows when I am sad and comforts me, at least if I give her a treat. She does exactly what I say, as long as I give her a treat. She will follow me through fire, because of the treats in my pocket. She makes funny faces and noises that make me laugh and then I give her a treat because she is adorable. She is ecstatic to the point where she almost pees her self when I have been away for anything more than five minutes from her, could have something do with treats, but I choose to call it love. When we were going to get a dog we wanted a dog that was social, good with kids, liked playing and exercising, but does not need excessive amounts of it. And I just described French Bulldogs, the most lovable dogs in the world. That`s not only my opinion, that`s a fact.