Constant Contact

Are you a small business owner or blogger? Email marketing is one of the most important tools for providing your customers and/or followers with content and meaningful relationships. Email marketing is a way to stay in touch with your customers and provide a personal connection.

Constant contact

Technology and social media platforms continue to evolve and expand, but one thing that has been a constant platform and is here to stay is email marketing! Email marketing is essential to stay ahead of the game. This powerful tool allows you to stay in touch with your audience and allows you to connect with them straight away when you have new compelling content to share.

Providing regular updates via email newsletters  and/or campaigns is a way to increase your brand recognition. A way to connect with your target audience and at the same time allows you to expand your network.

Email marketing is also crucial for increasing your web traffic. Through emails you can provide your audience with a direct link to your website. This is very effective if you have a specific campaign as you can create a specific landing page in relation to the email campaign you just sent out to your audience. You can also integrate emails with your social media platforms, boosting your social media presence and targeting your loyal followers.

Constant Contact

If you want to grow your business /blog with powerful email marketing then I would strongly recommend Constant Contact.

I have recently made the switch to their services and could not be happier. My favorite feature is that Constant Contact provides expert guidance and live support! The team at Constant contact make an effort to work with you to ensure the best results for you and your goals.

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Drive engagement with every email

Constant contact can help you choose the correct template to optimize your connection with you clients and provide you with beautiful, mobile optimized templates. Their drag and drop editor is easy to use and a great way to customize your emails. Constant contact allows helps with making sure that your emails reach the inbox of your clients and nor their spam folder.

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Track your success

The team at constant contact can also assist with the tracking of your email marketing. Allowing you to track when, where and on which device your emails are being delivered to, by providing real time reporting and analytics.

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Free trail

Constant contact are currently offering a free trail! sign up today for a 60-day trial (no credit card needed) for all US and Canadian traffic. This is an awesome opportunity to start driving traffic to your blog and or business and make real and personal connections with your clients. Email marketing is so powerful and constant contact offers a wonderful service that drives success. Sign up here for your free trail.

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Ready to Go Green? Here are the Areas of Your Home to Tackle

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If you are ready for a lifestyle change, would like to reduce your environmental impact, or your carbon footprint, maybe do something for the environment, there are plenty of ways you can get started on a budget. There are various areas of your home where you might be wasting resources, polluting the environment, or using things that are hard to recycle. Below you will find a few tips on how to make small green changes make a difference long term for you and the future generations.

Insulation

We lose a lot of heat and cold air if our home is not well insulated. You will need to check your walls for cavities, cracks, and gaps, and make sure that the structural issues are addressed before you can tackle the rest of the house. Chances are that if you live in an older house, your insulation is not as efficient as it could be. You can invest in secondary insulation boards to save money on your heating and stop heating the street.

Loft

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If you are ready to start a green lifestyle, it is also important that you tackle the area where you lose the most heat; your loft. You can get a thick insulation layer installed for free, if you successfully apply for homeowner grants and get government funding. You can insulate the roof and the loft space, as well. This will make it cheaper and easier to keep the warmth in your home and make your house more sustainable.

Windows and Doors

In case you still have single pane windows, it might be time to modernize your home. While changing them will require a professional to install and fit the new units, the latest designs last for decades. It might even be worth to look into installment loans no credit check to finance your investment. After all, new and more efficient windows will increase the value of your home for many years to come, so your investment will pay off.

Heating

An inefficient HVAC system can burn a hole in your pocket and increase the carbon footprint of your home as well. Make sure that you deal with this issue first. You might get solar heating or a heat pump that will use much less energy than traditional furnaces. Depending on your climate and the size of your home, you can also power your heating with natural gas. Talk to an HVAC installation expert to get an overview of the different green heating options and the costs associated with them.

Natural Light

The more natural light you allow to enter your home the better you will feel and the less you will need to spend on electricity. You might also want to invest in solar powered lamps in the house, which can charge during the day and light up your room at night without having to use non-renewable energy. You can open up your space, get rid of the dark and depressing corridors, install roof lighting, or glass bricks over the door.

Waste Management

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One of the things we need to teach our kids today is the impact our plastic use has on the living environment. If you have a recycling service at your home or nearby, make sure that you collect and separate the different types of waste so everything can be recycled that is suitable for being reused. On the other hand, you might want to create a compost bin as well, so you can avoid using artificial and synthetic fertilizers in your garden and start growing your organic vegetables.

Renewable Energy

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There are plenty of ways of installing devices that will create renewable energy for your home. You can get solar panels installed on your roof, provided that the structure of your home can support the weight. It is always better to talk to an expert to find out more about the different options. You might even set up a small wind turbine at the bottom of your garden, and generate some electricity that way. You will, however, need to make sure that you are not damaging the environment and endangering nesting birds in the area.

Energy Saving Features

If you want to keep an eye on the energy use of your home every day. This means that you have to avoid wasting it whenever you can. A smart thermostat will make sure that you always have the right temperature and are using your heating and air conditioning system in the most efficient way, and you are not heating an empty home. Some of your devices can even be controlled through a smart app, so if you have to do overtime at the office you can change the time when your heating is turned on.

Sustainable Materials

When renovating your home, it is important that you focus on long term. Avoid materials that are hard to recycle and are likely to end up in the landfill sites or toxic waste management systems. You might be better off buying a real goose feather blanket instead of one that is filled with synthetic materials that will be hard to reuse. Likewise, when choosing your furniture and your kitchen units, try to focus on natural materials, and upcycle instead of buying cheap.

Toxic Free Cleaning

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We flush down too many chemicals and toxins the drain, and these all end up in the sewage system. Unfortunately, water treatment plants are not able to get rid of all chemicals, and we will end up meeting them again, including medication flushed down the toilet. You can live a greener and healthier life if you switch to toxic and chemical free, natural cleaning products. Bicarbonate soda, lemon juice, and apple cider vinegar leave your bathroom, kitchen and just as shiny as the top brand cleaning products.

Starting with a green lifestyle should not mean that you have to make huge drastic changes. Focus on one area of your home at a time, and you will be motivated to go on and improve your life while reducing your carbon footprint.

Amazonliss

DIY Smoothing hair kit

So from traveling, color treating my hair and living in various climates my hair is, well not that lush. It is a mix of wavy, dry and frizzy! The only time my hair feels soft and smooth is after a trip to the hairdresser, which I cannot afford to do all the time. So I was happy to receive the Amazonliss home hair smoothing kit from Nautree professional.

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Keratin

The main ingredient in this kit is keratin. Keratin is a family of fibrous structural proteins, and the key material of making hair. Keratin can be used to restore broken and damaged hair. Other ingredients include, acai extract, cacao extract and hydrolyzed protein (Rice, soy, wheat and corn).

Additional benefits of Keratin

  • A great moisturizing method for hair
  • Straightening of hair
  • Can prevent grow outs
  • Keratin adds glow, leaving you hair feeling soft and smooth

Results of Amazonliss

So what are the claimed results of using the Amazonliss smoothing hair kit?

  • Smoother hair
  • Brighter hair
  • Deep moisture and nutrition
  • Thermal hair protection
  • Results that last up to four months

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Kit contains

  • Anti residue shampoo, used to open up the cuticles in preparation for the absorption of the keratin.
  • Brazilian smoothing, Easy application keratin treatment
  • Intensive repair mask, this is the closing step, and provides intense hydration and softness

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Step one

  • Use the anti residue shampoo to wash your hair, leave the shampoo on for five minutes
  • Dry your hair to 85% dryness
  • Section your hair into six equal parts

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Step two

  • Apply the Brazilian smoothing treatments in one section, starting from the base of the head. Continue method for each section.
  • Using a hair dyer set to cool, and dry each section.
  • Use a straighter to straighten each section.

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Step three

  • Rinse your hair
  • Apply the intensive repair mask
  • Leave the mask on for three to five minutes
  • Rinse hair
  • Last step, blow dry your hair

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Results

Did it work? Yes, after the treatment my hair felt hydrated, was smooth, shiny and straighter. However, I do have to point out that step 2: The Brazilian treatment had a strong chemical smell, and I only completed about 80% of this step as I had to stop using it. Step one – the shampoo actually smells really nice! And, step three the intensive mask works a treat.

I did see results, and this is much more affordable option to a hair saloon. I continue to use the shampoo and the intensive mask, as these products make my hair feel and look shiny and smooth.

For more information and to purchase the kit click here

 

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Results