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Fashion Jewelry Sets for Any Occasion

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:54:40 -0500

If you're hosting or attending a party, you want to look your best. One way to do that is to shop for fashion jewelry sets, also known as faux jewelry or costume jewelry, that complement your outfit.



Are You Using Cloaking Devices for Your Links?

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:25:17 -0500

I was in a forum today and this thread title stuck out: "Are You Cloaked?" Obviously, if you're a Star Trek fan like I am, the first thing that comes to your mind is the Klingons and their cloaking devices they use on their ships to hide themselves from the Starship Federation and any other enemies.



Are You Practicing Attraction Marketing or Pushy Marketing?

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:19:30 -0500

That is the question. And you're not practicing attraction marketing if you go around thinking your way is the only way.



Are You Promoting a Wealthy Lifestyle With Your Opportunity?

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:42:05 -0600

Did you know the average person's idea of a wealthy lifestyle is a lot different from what some of the top gurus say it is? Did you know how much just an extra $300 or $400 a month can drastically change the life of some of us "ordinary" people?



Are You Infected With Shattered Dream Syndrome or SDS?

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:51:48 -0600

You read that right... Is SDS or "shattered dream syndrome" infecting you and your home business opportunity?



Top 5 Marketing Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:08:15 -0600

It doesn't matter whether you're starting an online business or offline venture, these marketing tips will keep you on track and give you the best chance at success over failure. #1 Focus.



Looking for Overnight Success? Keep Dreaming

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:02:40 -0600

A lot of people are looking for virtually overnight success when they start looking to make money online. What they're actually looking for is a JOB where they can make money the same day or within a couple of days.



Leveraged Income Vs Residual Income

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:33:34 -0600

The wealthiest people in the world will say you have to have either leveraged income or residual income. But what if you can have both?



Managing Multiple Email Accounts With Mozilla Thunderbird

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:00:50 -0600

If you're managing multiple email accounts, in my opinion, Mozilla Thunderbird is absolutely the best email client you can have. As an online marketer, I have several email addresses, all but one of them is a Gmail address.



What Is the Role of a Sponsor in a Network Marketing Business?

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 05:56:46 -0600

And What Are the Qualities of a Good Team Member? The role of a sponsor is not to build a business for their team members.



How to Use Twitter for Business Naturally

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:51:16 -0600

You can use Twitter for business and actually get more hits and traffic to your blog or business opportunity than you can on Facebook. At least that's been my experience lately.



How to Avoid Criticism - Do Nothing

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:14:53 -0600

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." -Aristotle You are your biggest critic.



Top 15 Reasons Why You Should Switch to WordPress

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:25:01 -0600

A few years ago I decided to use SiteBuildIt! (SBI!) to launch a business website. But it wasn't long before I made the switch to WordPress (WP) for all of our sites. And I've never looked back!



Do You Need Background Music for Presentation Videos?

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:50:46 -0600

I always like to have a good selection of background music for presentation videos, especially when I'm doing slideshow presentations. Having a free music library to go to and download some nice instrumental music makes my video production a lot easier.



The Entrepreneurial Spirit of Santa Claus

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:36:08 -0600

I definitely believe that some people are born with an entrepreneurial spirit. Sometimes it even runs in the family!



Identity Theft Protection for the Self-Employed

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:21:22 -0600

When you're self-employed, no matter what type of a business you're in, if you don't have identity theft protection, thieves can not only bankrupt you, they could possibly leave you homeless! Think about it - when you're an employee and getting a regular paycheck, if you become a victim of identity theft, you could easily lose all of your savings, bills pile up, etc.



Local Internet Marketing for Offline Services

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:26:50 -0600

I'm getting ready to rebuild my brother's local services business website so I did some research on the importance of local Internet marketing for his business. Since he's still working full time and only has time on weekends to provide his services, he doesn't want to get calls from outside his own geographical area.



Sell Junkyard Auto Parts and Make Money From Home

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:16:57 -0600

A lot of people make some serious money from home selling junkyard auto parts. My husband's been doing this for a while now and just loves it!



How to Find Hobbies That Make Money

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:14:54 -0600

Today's economy still isn't that great. But people who have some initiative are finding that they have hobbies that make money.



Should I Do Article Marketing or Blogging?

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:14:15 -0600

Actually, in my opinion, when you write a good Blog Post of at least 400-500 words, you're writing an Article. When you share that article, whether in article directories like EzineArticles.com, you're marketing that article. So you're pretty much doing both - Article Marketing AND Blogging - simultaneously. If you want to get yourself out there as the expert in your field or niche, I don't believe you can have an either/or - article marketing or blogging - attitude about writing content.



Multitasking Skills and Tips to Get You Through Your Day

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:07:15 -0600

When you're self-employed, you might find you're lacking in some multitasking skills that could help your day move a lot more smoothly. Maybe you seem to jump from one task to another to another without ever completely finishing the first job you started!



Should You Give Constructive Criticism to Your Team Members

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:09:34 -0600

Should you provide any criticism of your downline at all? In a network marketing business, it's crucial to your success that you build a downline; i.



How to Advertise Your Business Using Your Blog

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:54:56 -0600

One of the best online marketing strategies is to share content across key social media sites. I think this is the best way to learn how to advertise your business.



Creating a Product From Home

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12:41:52 -0600

Don't Wait Until You Have One to Start Making Money - A lot of people want to start making money from home by creating a product first. So they look for the best products to sell online or try to come up with some new product ideas that they can promote.



Personality Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:58:06 -0600

Whether you think that leaders are born or made - or a bit of both - there are still some characteristics that distinguish leaders from others. Have you ever wondered if you or someone you know is a natural leader?



Start Your Own Blog and Earn Expert Status in Your Field

Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:33:39 -0600

A lot of people get into party plan businesses to make money from home. And if you're doing anything like Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Tastefully Simple, or any number of direct sales party plan businesses, you really need to start your own blog so you can gain expert status in your field.



I Need Money Now!

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:52:25 -0500

How many times have you said to yourself - or you've heard other people say, 'But I need money NOW!' Or this one, 'I lost my job.



Direct Mail Postcards - Offline Marketing Made Easy!

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:53:55 -0500

Even in today's age of the Internet and online marketing, offline and traditional marketing shouldn't be left out of your marketing mix. And one way to use direct mail on the cheap is with postcards.



Your Key to Success - Stop Blaming Others or Your Circumstances

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:57:54 -0500

I want to talk about the key to success in your business, and how complacency and discontent in whatever business you're in, whether it's in affiliate marketing, network marketing or your own small business, can keep you from getting where you want to be. It can be very difficult to keep up the daily pace of marketing, advertising and building business relationships online and offline.



Turn Your Free WordPress Themes in Premium Themes With WP Plugins

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:41:11 -0500

How to Turn Your Free WP Theme Into a Premium Theme Using WP Plugins! "Free Premium" WordPress Themes sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?



Unethical Marketing Tactics - "Stealing" Your Sponsor's Downline

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:07:18 -0500

There was a discussion on Facebook that was really interesting about some unethical marketing tactics going on in a marketing group. So here's what happens.



Do You Accept Guest Posts on Your Blog?

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:47:30 -0500

You should! If you accept guest posts on your blog, it's a great way to network, make new friends, gain exposure for your own blog and even better, help out a new blogger!



Do What You Love and You'll Find Success!

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:23:29 -0500

Have you been trying other peoples' advertising techniques? Are you struggling with Internet marketing strategies?



Plantable Seed Paper Personalized for Any Event

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:39:06 -0500

Plantable Seed Paper Makes Great Favors or Keepsakes for Any Occasion - Seed favors are really popular today for giving to guests, and not just for weddings! You can give plantable seed paper favors for any occasion today, whether you're planning a fun-filled theme party or shower, or a solemn occasion like a christening, funeral or memorial service.



Halloween Party Planning Ideas

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:12:56 -0500

Ready to start your Halloween party planning? Here are some tips and ideas for planning the perfect, family-friendly Halloween party.



Blog Images - How Many Should You Have In Your Post?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:50:09 -0500

Have you ever wondered how many blog images you should put in your post? And what size they should be?



Alive N Kickin' - An Inspiration in Don't Give Up!

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:16:12 -0500

Alive N Kickin' (originally known as Alive and Kicking) recorded one of my all-time favorite songs in the 70s - "Tighter and Tighter." Over 40 years later I still love this song!



Write What You Know Is a Bad Idea for Content Creation

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:10:28 -0500

How many times have you heard the "gurus" say, 'If you want to make money writing articles, write what you know.' Sadly, this is probably one of the worst pieces of advice you can give someone about content creation.



Featured Member of the Day on IBOToolbox!

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:16:46 -0500

So What Does Being Featured Member of the Day Mean? Besides the 24-hour "notoriety" of having your face and profile beaming on the main page inside of IBOToolbox, you earn more networking opportunities and more prospects for building your team.



Blog Topics and Print Magazine Subscriptions

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 15:06:27 -0500

Where do bloggers find their blog topics? A lot of bloggers simply write about everyday things that they know or that they've learned how to do or they've seen someone else do.



Tips for Buying a House in Any Market

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:40:27 -0500

First a disclosure. I'm not a realtor or banker.



Online Trivia Games

Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:59:22 -0500

I don't know about you, but I love playing online games after I'm finished with my necessary business work. And online trivia games are a lot of fun because they challenge your knowledge.



Try Before You Buy Strategy for MLM Leads

Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:39:25 -0500

Are you tired of the tire kickers joining your business opportunity only to quit before doing anything? Me, too. So I'm using a "try before you buy" strategy to build my business. But isn't it free? You don't have to "buy" anything!



Free Screen Recording Software

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:22:55 -0500

I want to talk about the different types of free screen recording software, otherwise known as screencasting software, what it is, what it does, how you can use it, and what people use it for. I'm sure you've seen videos on YouTube and other places online where people are recording what they're doing on their computers.



Texting Shortcuts - R U Using Them in Your FB Status Updates?

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:32:33 -0500

As business owners, we need to maintain a certain level of professionalism in our written content. And using texting shortcuts in our Facebook posts may not be the best way to present yourself as a professional.



Sharing Content on IBOToolbox

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:38:34 -0500

IBOToolbox's Press Releases are a fantastic venue for sharing content, whether you're promoting your business or sharing tips for networking and marketing. But what's more important is that your readers share your content across their social media networks too.



Free Online Newspapers - How to Publish Your Own

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:14:25 -0500

Have you ever wanted to be your own newspaper publisher? Now you can!



Twitter for Business - Twitter Tools and Tips

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:12:29 -0500

If you're not using Twitter for business marketing, you may be missing out on a lot of free traffic to your website or blog. Twitter is a free and easy way to promote your blog and you can get more followers on Twitter by sharing or "retweeting" other members' updates.



How to Be Patient in Network Marketing

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:29:51 -0500

A lot of online marketers and network marketers sign up with a business opportunity with the attitude of "I Want It Now!" In fact, a lot of people drop out of business opportunities when they don't get their expected results instantly!



Members Area - Does Your Company Have One?

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:28:55 -0500

And are you using it daily? Most good MLM companies will have a member's area for its associates.



The Employee Mentality

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:49:15 -0500

Do your team members, or even you, still have an Employee Mentality when it comes to running your business? The Employee Mentality is a hard habit to break, especially for people who have been an employee for several years and retire as an employee.



Profile Photos - What Does Yours Say About You?

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:52:22 -0500

Are you branding yourself with a cartoon or anime as your profile photos in your social media accounts? That's not good business, even if your business is creating cartoon avatars for other people.



Sometimes You Just Need a Mental Health Day

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:22:40 -0500

Or two, or three... For me, it's been almost a week! Yes, I battle clinical depression on a daily basis, and symptoms of other medical conditions include anxiety, confusion, lack of focus, and just plain wanting to cry for no apparent reason.



Brand Yourself With Your Business Cards

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:41:22 -0500

Are you using business cards in your offline marketing efforts? Business cards are an important part of building your business offline.



Team Motivation - Keeping Your Team of Affiliates Active

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:33:44 -0500

There are so many MLM programs out there that once you start getting people signed up with you, you'll probably need to employ some team motivation techniques to keep your affiliates interested and active. If you're in a good company, they'll have some network marketing training for all of their associates.



Your Autoresponder Is Your Virtual Customer Service Center

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:01:37 -0500

With so many ways to drive traffic to your online business, your first marketing campaign may result in a huge response. And you may need a "customer service center" to help you with building a reputation of good customer contact.



Internet Marketing Is a People Business

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:34:09 -0500

There's an old adage in sales that says "the customer is always right." That still holds true today in retail and direct sales, but online, Internet businesses have to make some exceptions for the "scammers.



Blog Design Inspiration for Making Your Blog More Inviting

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:33:25 -0500

If you're looking to make money blogging, your blog design just might get in your way. You want to keep your visitors once they land on your blog, but sometimes, good content just isn't enough.



Blogging Platforms Comparison and Choosing the Best One for You

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:28:13 -0500

If you're new to blogging, you've probably heard about a couple of the most popular blogging platforms. The two most popular that people start with are Google's Blogger and WordPress.



5 Top Excuses New Marketers Make for Not Working

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:28:17 -0500

There are a lot of different excuses that people use when they sign up for a new opportunity. They'll join an MLM or an affiliate program; they sign up and then they just don't do anything.



Strong Future International - SFI Is Not Just Affiliate Marketing

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:25:40 -0500

I wanted to do this article to explain that SFI, Strong Future International, is not just an affiliate marketing company. SFI is primarily a Network Marketing Company.



MLM Internet Marketing Strategies For Housebound People

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:58:21 -0500

If you are in a position where you aren't able to get out of the house much for whatever reason, it doesn't matter whether you have a condition where you aren't able to go outside, you're physically incapable of going outside; maybe you have a type of phobia and you just don't go outside, but you're comfortable with being on the Internet, you're comfortable with emailing people, chatting with people, Skype, instant messaging, Facebook chats, Google Hangouts; you don't mind participating. As long as you have a presence online and you put it out there, people will come to you.



Negative Advertising

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:56:24 -0500

Trashing Other Business Opportunities to Promote Your Own - I want to talk today about negative advertising. When you go out to market and advertise whatever business opportunity you're in, in order to get people to sign up under you, you trash the competition.



Content Sharing for Online Marketers

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:53:44 -0500

Today I want to talk about content sharing and content marketing strategies and platforms. A lot of times when people hear content sharing, they think of blogging and YouTube.



Aggressive Marketing Tactics

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:52:51 -0500

Are They Mandatory for Your Success? Today's topic is network marketing old school - or aggressive marketing tactics - versus online or the new way of doing things.



How Much Money Do You Make

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:22 -0500

I want to talk about something I've seen pop up a few times over the last couple of years when I've joined different MLM companies. And that is, when you're going out to sponsor, how do you answer the question, when prospects ask, 'Well, how much money do you make?



Are You a Good Sponsor?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:14 -0500

If you're in multilevel marketing, network marketing, I just want to ask you, what kind of a sponsor are you? I was in a forum today and this person who's not been in the business very long said that his sponsor never talks to him, everything is set up on autopilot so he gets automated messages every once in a while.



How to Boost Your Income in Network Marketing

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:11 -0500

I want to talk about how to boost your income if you're in an MLM business. If you're not sure what MLM is or multilevel marketing, network marketing, you bring people into the business on your team, and then you earn on what they do.



Can You Be a Born Leader?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:02 -0500

A lot of people get into MLM and they look at their sponsors or they look at other members and think they're just born leaders. How am I ever going to succeed in this kind of a business if I'm not a born leader?



Automated Marketing in an MLM Business

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:47:00 -0500

Today's topic is about running your business on autopilot or setting up automated marketing systems for your MLM business. The business I'm in, we have a section where you can ask questions and get answers from different members.



When Your Team Member Drops Out

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:46:58 -0500

What NOT to do as a sponsor when your team member drops out! I have dropped from a couple of different MLMs and this one time when I dropped out, I got hounded by my sponsor for dropping out.



Why Waste Time on Slackers?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:44:46 -0500

This topic is something that's come up by a few people that I follow online and it came up again today in a post by an associate. The subject talks about how if you have team members in your downline that aren't doing anything, that aren't responsive, they don't reply to emails, they don't seem to be doing anything, it's best just to let go of them.



Mason Jar Koozie Ideas

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:56:39 -0600

Mason jars aren't especially made for drinking out of, but they're gaining in popularity to use as drinking mugs, home decor and party favors. One of the best ways to decorate them is with a mason jar koozie, especially for protecting your hands from very hot drinks or as a coaster for iced drinks that sweat.



Mason Jar Favors - 5 Creative Ideas for Weddings and Parties or Any Event

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:22:43 -0600

If you're planning a country style, rustic or vintage theme wedding, mason jar favors are a hot new trend that are being seen at a lot of weddings. Perfect for using as wedding favors, wedding decor or centerpieces, mason jars are a lovely accent to your theme that everyone will appreciate.



Lighted Wine Bottles for Any Occasion

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:51:07 -0600

You can personalize lighted wine bottles for special occasion gifts like birthdays, anniversaries or showers, just to name a few things. Hit the Dollar Stores and pick up some stickers for the bottles, then add some lights and ribbon.



Six Ways to Save Money on Flower Arrangements for Weddings

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:44:16 -0600

Every wedding is unique, just as every bride is unique. And when you're thinking of flower arrangements for weddings, especially for your own wedding and reception, you need to think about what you like, not what everyone else is doing. Sometimes you have to forget about what's trendy, what's "in," what the magazines are saying, and simply do what's right for you.



Top Six 2014 Wedding Trends

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 08:35:16 -0600

Some of the 2014 wedding trends actually started a couple of years ago, and seem to be continuing on through this year too. And as fun as it all seems to be, it would be nice if these trends actually became the "norm" for future generations.



Creating More Light In Your Home With Mason Jar Light Fixtures

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:44:44 -0600

Mason jars are traditionally used for canning and storage. But did you know that more recently, mason jar light fixtures are becoming more popular too? Over the last few years, though, they have also become widely known as a source of lighting. People are using these versatile jars for everything from candleholders to chandeliers.



Ideas for Mason Jar Gifts for Holidays and Every Day

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:24:03 -0600

There are a lot of different mason jar crafts that you can make yourself or find a crafter who's already making them. Mason jar gifts are fun to make. And if you come up with something new and creative, you might be able to turn it into a money-making hobby too.



Three Creative Graduation Gift Ideas Using Cash

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 09:20:29 -0600

Graduation gift ideas for people even today still mean giving cash. But with the ever-growing popularity of gift cards, prepaid debit cards or store-specific gift cards, there isn't much creativity or time that goes into those gifts.



4 Special Ways to Remember Loved Ones At Your Wedding

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:49:09 -0600

When you're remembering a loved one at your wedding, do what's in your heart to do. If you know the person you miss wouldn't want you to make a "big thing" out of it, you can simply make mention of them in your wedding programs.



3 Almost Effortless Tattoo Cover Up Tips

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:44:45 -0600

Even brides who adore their tattoos might feel that they are a bit out of place if the wedding is ultra-traditional. Here are several tattoo cover up tips that will let you conceal the tattoo with or without makeup.



9 Timeless Valentine's Day Wedding Ideas for the Perfect Wedding

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:01:33 -0600

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, gifts, and wedding vows are exchanged between loved ones. This article gives you 9 timeless Valentine's Day wedding ideas for making your day special.



9 Ideas for Fun or Fancy Wedding Table Numbers

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:48:30 -0600

Whether you're having a formal or casual type wedding and reception, wedding table numbers are going to help you and your guests stay organized. My thought is this - you and the rest of the bridal party all know where they're sitting. Shouldn't your guests know where they're sitting too?



Using Paper Flowers in Your Wedding Theme

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:59:59 -0500

Crafty Brides looking to save money can make their own bridal bouquets from paper flowers. Using a variety of papers and scrapbooking items, you can create a beautiful full and colorful bouquet for pennies, and these flowers won't ever die.



Planning a Gay Wedding in the United States

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:36:39 -0500

What's the difference between planning a lesbian or gay wedding and a non-gay wedding? Actually, from what I'm reading, nothing really. Couples can plan the most beautiful and traditional wedding ceremony and reception as any other couple, as long as they find gay-friendly wedding vendors to help them.



Trendy Ideas for Planning a Country Wedding

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:47:26 -0500

A country wedding theme may be one of the least expensive themes to plan, especially if you live in a rural area where there are a lot of countrysides and farmland. You might even live on a farm yourself, which can save you a good deal of cash when it comes to renting a venue.



Wedding Traditions and How They've Changed Over the Years

Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:45:36 -0500

Just as different trends and fads come and go, some wedding traditions fall off and new ones are started. Sometimes different things start as trends and end up staying on through generations as traditional to a wedding ceremony.



Wedding Favor Bags Make Perfect Goody Bags for Your Guests

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:37:00 -0500

Not sure what to give out for favors? Start with wedding favor bags then look for things to fill them up with. Sometimes trying to figure out what to give your guests for favors can get confusing. Do you give candy, cookies, mints, candles, cookies? If you start with wedding favor bags, that can actually help you make the decision. Why? When you start with the bag, you know what will fit inside and that can help narrow down your choices.



Something Old Something New - Some Modern Ideas for an Old Tradition

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:35:55 -0500

No matter what the history and tradition is of 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,' the important part is to have fun with putting it all together. And if you can manage not to be too uncomfortable with it, the very last part of this tradition which is meant for good luck - "and a penny in your shoe."



5 Tips for Finding Perfect Wedding Reception Halls and Venues

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:21:51 -0500

Disc Jockeys. Experienced DJs who do a lot of weddings often go to the same places all the time. Sometimes they might even become "regulars" at different locations, depending on how popular that particular wedding reception hall is. And since DJs can have a lot of input and suggestions for reception halls that even you may not have thought about, it might be a good idea to shop for your DJ first, and then look at some of the wedding reception venues they suggest.



Unity Sand Ceremony - A Beautiful Way to Unite Couples or Blend Families

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:11:59 -0500

Couples today are often opting for doing a Unity Sand Ceremony instead of the traditional Unity Candle Ceremony. This part of a wedding ceremony has become quite popular over the last few years, especially for beach weddings.



Destination Weddings - How to Effortlessly Plan Your Dream Wedding Getaway

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:58:50 -0500

A lot of couples are planning destination weddings today, for a lot of different reasons. But if you think planning destination weddings is easier than planning your special day at a local venue, there are a lot of other things to consider. This is especially important if you're thinking of getting married out of the country.



Is Hiring A Professional Wedding Planner In Your Budget?

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:54:58 -0500

A lot of people don't realize the importance of hiring a wedding planner. They may think they can't afford one or they just haven't considered even speaking to one or two to see how they can actually save them time and money. But if you and your fiance are busy people, or if you're easily frazzled and confused about even where to start with your wedding plans, it might just be in your best interest to talk to a few event coordinators in your area.



Your Wedding Photographer - Should You Go Pro or Do It Yourself?

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:54:55 -0500

With the economy still not fully recovered, a lot of couples opt for "do it yourself" wedding pictures rather than hiring a professional wedding photographer. Some couples get lucky and the photos turn out fantastic even at a cut-rate price. But other times, not so much.



Destination Wedding Favors - Wedding Favor Ideas That Travel With You

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 07:41:20 -0500

Even though favors aren't exactly a mandatory part of any wedding, destination wedding favors are probably one of the first things that should be on your wedding planning checklist. Why? Because if you're traveling out of town, let alone out of the country, to get married, your guests are more than likely going to have to spend a bit of cash to get there. So you want to make sure you're giving them at least a token of appreciation for going out of their way to celebrate with you.



Wedding Speech Ideas for the Best Man and Maid of Honor

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:17:23 -0500

Is there really 'written in stone' wedding speech etiquette today? I don't think so. Couples are always breaking from tradition, like adding in unity candle ceremonies or unity sand ceremonies where we didn't see a lot of them a few decades ago. And even presenting their wedding speech in song!



Don't Like Speaking In Front of a Crowd? Sing or "Rap" Your Maid of Honor Speech Instead!

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:14:30 -0500

The Maid of Honor Speech - Songs are a New Trend! This type of maid of honor speech is becoming a lot more popular as the maid or matron of honor look for ways to add a little excitement into their speeches. And by getting the rest of the bridesmaids involved, it seems to lessen the tension and nervousness if you don't like getting up in front of a crowd.



How to Give a Memorable Best Man Speech

Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:07:43 -0500

The best man speech is unarguably considered the most important wedding speech since it's usually the first speech at the reception. All eyes are on the best man when he stands up to make his speech and propose a toast to the newlyweds.



Daily Motivation and How It Will Help You To Succeed

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:25:33 -0500

If you're ready to take your business to the next level, whether it's affiliate marketing or MLM, it's a great idea to get some daily motivation before you start on your day's To-Do list. You can get your daily motivation in a variety of ways - reading books or listening to CDs from motivational speakers, heading to YouTube and watching seminars from inspirational speakers or tuning in to podcasts that your company broadcasts every day.