The Best Website Builder for New Bloggers and Marketers

The Best Website Builder for New Bloggers and Marketers



I remember when I first started my blog and struggling to learn coding and how to get my blog to look just right! What a pain in the @$$ that was! I am surprised I have any hair left on my head.
Thankfully, these days newbies do not have to go through the same headaches. Website building has been made easy peasy by Ucraft.

It boasts several really handy features:

– Easy to use, drag and drop website builder
– Customizable and responsive website templates
– Free subdomain
– Option to connect your custom domain for free
– Hosting and seamless updates
– 24/7 support if you ever need some help
– Designer Tools to fine-tune the UX
– Articles App for blogging

And some really cool built in integrations

Ucraft has a simple to use drag & drop editor which is super handy for those who are not so technically inclined.

You can have your website, landing pages and hosting all in one tidy little bundle!
If you are new to blogging or marketing you should know that if you are going to maintain a website , do not use free sites like Weebly!
Your blog will not get any recognition when using a free site and you will lose out on many opportunities and income streams available only to those who have a dedicated domain.
Not to mention , if you are a marketer, who is going to take you seriously if you are using a free Weebly site?

Seriously …if you can’t afford to invest $8 month in to your business you may need to re think your plan.
I know this might sound a bit harsh but believe me when I tell you I have been there my friend! I started seeing massive growth the moment I threw my free host out the window!

If you want to earn money from it like it is a business then you need to start treating it like a business and invest in the growth.

Give it a try for a month and see what you think. I always recommend that you commit yourself to at least 30 days to start seeing results but 60-90 days is where I really think people start to get in to good habit forming activities and start seeing truly amazing growth!

If you build a website with Ucraft , drop the link below. I would love to take a look at your design!

Best Styled Stock Photos For Bloggers

Best Styled Stock Photos For Bloggers

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Part of being a good Blogger is not just great content but Visual Appeal! When someone first lands on your website it is the visual appeal that gets their attention and great content keeps it and keeps them coming back for more!
No you do not have to be a professional photographer … all you need is some beautifully styled stock photos.
Make your Brand stand out from the rest!
One of the best places I have found for Gorgeous Styled Stock Photos ( amongst other things) is Creative Market.




Creative Market is offering up some FREEBIES too! There is nothing wrong with that picture! (Pun intended)

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Stock Photos can be used in a number of ways and no matter how you use them it just makes your Brand look more professional.
Use a Gorgeous styled stock photo in your Blog Posts , you can edit them to make them more tailored to your brand in a free program such as Canva . I upgraded my account to get some more features but it is not necessary.
Or use them in your social media posts or to run Facebook Ads.

You can also use them in your emails and newsletters. Really the possibilities and customization are endless.

Here are a few of my favorites from Creative Market. I could literally spend days perusing the gorgeous styled stock photos. FYI … they also have beautiful fonts and other graphics and tid bits !
And no matter what kind of Blogger you are , you are pretty much guaranteed to find something to make your Blog & Business stand out from the rest.

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So Go ahead and grab up your freebies! Let me know in the comments below what you think of the Beautiful Styled Stock Photography found at Creative Market

13 Ways to Relieve Anxiety & Stress

13 Ways to Relieve Anxiety & Stress

If you have ever dealt with anxiety , you know it can be a beast to tame! here are 13 Ways to Relieve Anxiety & Stress.

 

What is it like to have anxiety? This condition can manifest as panic attacks, ranging from mild to severe, in which a person experiences trouble breathing, sweating, heart palpitations, dizziness, and feelings of disorientation or impending doom. Depression, insomnia, tension, muscle aches, and twitching are all signs of chronic anxiety.

This is not only a troubling psychological condition, but a physically debilitating one as well. It stresses the cardiovascular, glandular, nervous, and immune systems, and can be a foundational cause of chronic ill-health. Alternative remedies such as essential oils for anxiety, offer a safe, natural solution to encourage a state of relaxation rather than stress.

1. – Essential Oils

Essential oils are a staple in my house! They provide so may therapeutic benefits. The beauty of essential oils is that they are natural, extracted from flowers, leaves, bark or roots of plants. While it’s best to make sure you use pure essential oils, meaning oils that have not been diluted with chemicals or additives, they can provide much needed relief and healing for a variety of ailments, including as a natural remedy for anxiety. Some of my personal favorites are Lavender, Chamomile, Rose, Vetiver, Bergamot, Chamomile, Frankincense, Clary Sage & Patchouli. Make sure to get Good Quality Essential oils. I Get many of mine from Melaleuca and off of Amazon. Amazon has some great mixed sets!

2. – Meditation

Take a few minutes to think about all the things you are grateful for. It could be as simple as feeling grateful for the food in your fridge or the way your pet loves you. Take the time to appreciate all the gifts you have in life and how lucky you are to have them. When you show thanks for the good in your life, more good will attract itself to you.I spend 5 minutes every morning meditating on gratitude as soon as I open my eyes. It’s amazing how it always starts me off in such a great mood for the day. I have also purchased some very helpful meditation & law of attraction programs that have worked wonders! Panic Miracle is a great resource! I have also used programs from Brad Yates who teaches E.F.T Techniques ( Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Dr. Steve G Jones.

3. – Alkaline Water

One of the best ways to help ease the symptoms of your anxiety and depression is through the utilization of alkaline water. Negatively charged micro-water (more commonly known as alkaline water) will help to balance the pH level in your system and more importantly in your brain. The pH levels in the blood and fluid in the body can help to turn your depression and your anxiety into a more manageable state. As well, alkaline water helps to detoxify the body and it is said the removing a build up of toxins can aide in anxiety relief. I have tried many different methods (stay tuned for the blog post) but my method of choice is my Santevia Water Cooler System 

4. – Greens

When our bodies are stressed, a lack of nutrients and an unhealthy lifestyle will only aggravate the body further. By filling yourself instead with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables, your body can heal from the damage stress can cause as well as help fight it. When juicing for stress, there are certain nutrients present in certain fruits and vegetables that will help you better overcome the side effects of stress. The Easiest way to give your body all the nutrients it needs is with a good quality Greens Product! My Two favorites are Organifi and the line from Progressive.

      5. – Gardening

This hobby reduces stress and promotes health and wellness. For many reasons, gardening is a favorite stress management activity.Benefits of Gardening: Gardening reduces stress through exposure to nature.

  • Exposure to sunlight has been shown to increase serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is responsible for keeping our brain balanced and us feeling good. Not only does sunlight increase serotonin but it also increases melatonin, which is the chemical in our brains responsible for inducing sleep.
  • Fresh air is full of oxygen and it provides health to the cells in our bodies. Fresh air can help us feel more energized and even help us sleep better at night. Being outside in the fresh air promotes a sense of well-being and good mental focus.
  • Nature sounds like birds singing, waterfalls, bubbling brooks, rustling trees blowing in the wind all help to bring us into balance. The sounds found in nature help us to get outside of our heads and appreciate the earth and all it has to offer. These sounds help bring us into the present moment of the here and now
  • Don’t have the yard for a garden ? Plant your garden in pots on your deck or grown an indoor garden! There are many options available for gardening in small spaces or indoors.


6. – Supplements

Most people are not getting the vitamins and minerals that their bodies require and anxiety can often be blamed on vitamin/mineral deficiencies. As well, some supplements are geared towards easing stress and clearing the mind.

 7. – Exercise

Although Cardio Exercise like running or bike riding is more effective for relieving anxiety, going for a long walk and enjoying nature can work just as well!

8. – Get Rid of Clutter

Feng Shui is the art of creating a serene and relaxing home. Part of this study involves clearing the clutter from your environment. Clutter creates a sense of confusion and chaos. By cleaning up your home, you’re essentially clearing out the clutter from your mind.I feel so much better after doing just a little bit of housekeeping. I find it extremely relaxing to be in a clean home.I personally like getting rid of old clothes. If I haven’t worn them in a year, then they are wasteful clutter and can be given away.

 

9. – Massage

Take the time to treat yourself to a massage. You deserve it. A massage is not only relaxing, it also promotes healthy blood circulation and overall well-being. You can also use this as a way to connect with your partner which is also stress reducing.

10. – Journal

Sometimes we may not know what is triggering our anxiety and keeping a daily journal can help to pin point what your triggers may be. It could be certain foods causing anxiety ( Gluten is a definite trigger for me) , a certain activity, event or even certain people can induce anxiety.

11. – Diet

Diet can play a very important part when it comes to anxiety. It can be brought on by food allergies ( which can cause a toxic build up in the body and induce anxiety) or it could be from a lack of nutrition altogether. Many have found that eating a diet mainly of fruits, vegetables, healthy nuts & oils and lean protein and forgoing diets high in processed foods, sugar , gluten and dairy . Here are some of my personal recommendations.

12. – Fidget Spinners / Gadgets

Robert Duff, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist in Camarillo, California, believes they can help in several ways. “For people who live with anxiety, fidget toys serve a couple different purposes,” he says. “Anxiety often leads to agitation and a desperate yearning to do something about the internal discomfort that anxiety brings. Without a proper outlet of coping strategies, this discomfort can lead to things like skin picking, scratching, or other disruptive behaviors. Putting a fidget toy in someone’s hand can sometimes help them channel this nervous energy into a more constructive outlet,

13. – Drink Herbal Tea

L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea plants. It also promotes relaxation and modifies the stimulating effects of the caffeine present in green tea. Some have found that even small amounts of  caffeine can trigger anxiety, so instead opt for caffeine free Herbal Varieties .. my favorites is Chamomile but you can find several different stress relieving varieties on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca ( Honestly .. I do A TON Of shopping on Amazon! I combine it with ebates.com & ebates.ca to earn cash back on all of my online purchases)

I am hoping that one of these helps to relieve your anxiety symptoms. I know all too well what a nightmare it can be! Comment below and tell me if have you tried any of these methods? How did it work for you? 

Financing Options for People Looking to Start A Home Based Business

Financing Options for People Looking to Start A Home Based Business

So you have decided that you are tired of the rat race and want to start your own Home Business , only one little problem … you lack the Funding needed to Start.

I have prepared a guide to educate you on some of the lesser known and more easily APPROVED options available to you. You don’t have to let opportunities pass you by, you just need a little help finding your options.

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Personal Loans –  During these uncertain economic times, many people are finding themselves faced with a situation where they could use some financial assistance. Whether it be for an emergency, home improvement, consolidating debt or even a family vacation – a low interest personal loan is a safe and reliable way to meet your financial needs. At PersonalLoans.com, we specialize in quickly and efficiently matching people to the personal loan that can work for them.Compared to other loan options, personal loans offer greater flexibility with how much a person can borrow. Utilizing our comprehensive network of lenders we can offer wide ranges of funding, and give you the opportunity to be qualified for as much as $35,000.

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