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Dance Costumes To Sell or Not to Sell

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 am

May of 2011 marked my daughters’ debut in ballet!  They did an excellent jobperforming in their first ever recital.  Since then we have moved on to Girl Scouts and less costly extra-curricular activities.  When it comes to their dance costumes I am considering selling them!




The costumes are beautiful as they are complete with wings and pastel-like colors.

Though I’m extremely blessed I could use a little extra cash here and there!  I have been a seller on eBay and have successfully sold about eight items with positivefeedback.  I have also sold rather well on Craigslist.

Currently I am an affiliate marketer and I am marketing a new site for jazz pianistscalled Jazz Intensive Training Center.  This has not brought me any funds so far.  So shall I sell the dresses or not?


Worship Guitar Gets My Attention

In Christian Living, Gospel Music, music band, worship music on August 8, 2012 at 7:04 am

So many worship songs exist to name that have the most flowing and smooth guitar pieces incorporated within the band creating worship music!  Nicole C. Mullen’s “Music of My Heart” is a prime example of worship guitar and how splendid it can be!

Such worship songs have the most beautiful worship guitar parts in them.  While I am a drummer and keyboardist; however, I do respect and appreciate worship guitar’s presence which helps to accentuate the words in adoration to God.

Psalmist like Nicole C. Mullen, Chris Tomlin, or Israel are known for their ability to strum and pick while singing and playing the guitar.  Guitar has a distinct sound whether it is in a worship song or not.  I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly attracted to it.

To me, worship is the deepest expression of love and exhortation unto the Lord.  Cymbals, timbrel, dance, stringed instruments, all are suitable to give God the glory and reverence he is due.  I visualize a harp when thinking of a face-to-face worship session with the Lord.  Well, the guitar is in the string family and I just can’t express the feel and color it adds to worship!

If a capo is used, open string chords, or even bar chords the product of worship is a melodious memory to me that is truly a delight.  Some guitarist play by ear, some worship guitar players read sheet music or a guitar chords chart.  Just so long as the music in genuine worship, it’s okay with me!

Worship guitar gets my attention so much so as I would venture to learn to play guitar.  No.  I am too busy trying to play worship keyboard!

For those looking to play worship guitar Aaron Anastasi has a fantastic system in Play Worship Guitar which teaches beginners to play worship songs on guitar.  You do not have to know how to read music, how to string a guitar, or how to even play a guitar.  So put your guitar on your priority list and prepare for worship guitar chords to flow freely with Aaron’s worship guitar DVD tutorial site!

Can You Make Money on YouTube?

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2012 at 4:28 am

Can You Make Money on YouTube
? Absolutely.  I just checked my earnings today for one of my YouTube accounts and I’d made nearly $50.  I was surprised, yet thrilled!  

How to make money off YouTube

After your YouTube channel has reached over 1,000 or so (I’m not 100% sure) you become eligible to join as a YouTube partner.  YouTube will inform you by placing visible notes that you can monetize your videos.

If you do not have an existing Google Adsense account you will be led to do so.  Google Adsense is the sect of Google in which ads are placed on your content, web searches, videos, and more.  For example, if you have a website that get 100 visitors a day and you apply Google Adsense ads to your website you can actually earn money if a visitor clicks on an ad displayed.

YouTube has overlay ads on the actual video screen which can be evasive.  YouTube also has ads on the right margin of the video veiwer and ads that proceed the video similar to those at Daily Motion or known video sites.

These ads earn you money!  However, you can also make money from YouTube through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is simply earning commission when your website traffic makes a purchase using your affiliate link.  An example is my music affiliate website.  If my visitor reads my review of the music training DVD and decides to buy it they click my link forwarded to the sales page.  When the purchase is made my affiliate account with the network will be credited for the sale and I earn affiliate commissions.

Providing content to individuals searching for information is the easiest way to earn money on YouTube.  Viewers will visit your website and make a purchase, leave their e-mail, or provide their e-mail address to your autoresponder so they become a part of your list.

Even if you do not make a sale initially from YouTube traffic having a list is a popular strategy among internet marketers as exposure insures sales.  The money is in the list they say!

I hope this short article sheds some light on the process of making money with YouTube.  For more information on how you can make money online please visit my Squidoo dedicated to the topic of “you can make money“.