10 ways to save money on gas or petrol

Oil, Gas, Petrol Prices have been skyrocketing due to the weakening US dollar and heavy speculation in world markets.

So I have one question to ask you today. Here it is . . . .

Will gas prices ever go down again? I wish I could say “yes”; however, there is no sign of a change in the near future. That is why we, the consumer, have to learn how to be frugal at the pump. I have arrived at 10 tips on how we can save money at the pump an also help preserve the environment.

#1 Make sure your car is serviced, regularly. Cars that do not run properly use more gas.

#2 Check your tire pressure, consistently. Over-inflated tires can reduce your fuel efficiency just as much as under-inflated tires.

#3 Try to avoid running your vehicle’s air conditioning unit. Running the air conditioner causes lower gas mileage. If you have to have the air conditioner on, then keep it at a low setting. Another alternative is to turn the air conditioner on until the car gets cool and then turn it off and let the fan circulate the cool air. If you are alone driving, just off the air conditioner and open your window 🙂

#4 Likewise, when traveling at high speeds, keep your windows closed. If you have your windows open when you are traveling at high speed, then the open window will cause a drag. The drag will lower your gas mileage.

#5 If you are traveling at fast speeds, then make sure your gears are not in low. Obviously, am I right?

#6 If you are stuck in traffic and will not be moving anytime soon, then it is a good idea to turn your engine off, instead of letting it idle for a period of time.

#7 Stop and go traffic hurts your gas mileage. So, if at all possible, change your work time to avoid the morning and evening rush hours. This may mean leaving earlier or later. The best is to work from home 🙂 and not to worry about the rat race!

#8 Do not let your car “warm up” on colder days and this does not apply in Malaysia but to you guys in the US and Europe. Again, you will lose gas mileage, if you let your vehicle idle for periods of time.

#9 Take unneeded items out of your car. Excessive weight just bogs down your car and gas mileage. Also recommended you to exercise or go on diet to have an ideal weight 🙂 (Like me, play futsal every evening)

#10 Plan your trips well to avoid unnecessary driving. If nearby like going to groceries or to buy an errant, just walk.

Remember that you do not have to be a victim at the pump. There are steps you can take that will prolong your visits to the gas station. Check the latest gas price here.

Guys, I got one more bonus tip for you . . .

Do not drive your car, just car pool with others. Or sell off your car and just take public transport example bus, LRT, monorail, etc, Or simply get one of the user friendly and cheap “convertible” . . . .below . . .

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Google takes in billions of dollars in advertising revenue every year and they want to pay you to put their ads on your site via their AdSense publisher program.

But is it as simple as putting code on your site?


But there is much more to making money with AdSense.

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Copywriting as a Job, is it possible?

Yesterday we discussed about Secrets Of Writing Sales Materials Revealed and today we will look at what copywriting as a job has to offer.

There is a great deal of benefits if you have copywriting as a job. The salary for a copy writer is much higher than the average wage in the United States. According to the magazine Advertising Age, the average salary for a copywriter in the United States is right around $60,000 when you include bonuses and that was for the year 2005. You can imagine that the income will be higher now, given that there has been inflation in the last two years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics comes up with a similar but slightly lower number, right around $57,000 for a copywriter.

Copywriting does have a great deal more flexibility than many jobs. You do not need to worry about keeping set hours usually because the focus is upon you writing good copy. This could allow you to live a full life in some ways because you can plan some events around the fact that you can make up more time in hours on certain days if something comes up. This is something that many jobs such as banks or restaurants are not able to do.

Copywriting as a job also offers a great workplace environment. Many copywriters work within an advertising agency, which can be a great place to work. You often have many other creative people and there you can bounce ideas off of one another and these people often have high energy which you can feed off of. This can be a great group of people to work with because you will often find that you are challenged due to the intelligence and creativity of this group of people. There are many different sizes of advertising agencies see you could decide to work for a smaller advertising agency if you like a close-knit group of people or you could work for a larger advertising agency if you want more competition. This could be structured according to how your mindset and makeup are. There is a great deal of flexibility within your workplace environment as demonstrated here.

Writing good copy can be very challenging so you will find that this job will never grow boring. If you work at an advertising agency, you often will have many different types of clients so the work that you do every day can change. This is good because you’ll get a great variety of different things they would never get bored.

Copywriting as a job offers great benefits to you no matter how you look at it. You are able to make very good money, considering that the average wage is right around $60,000. If you are able to establish yourself as a master copywriter, you can obviously earn a great deal more money than the average salary. The workplace environment often will be crackling with creative energy and the flexibility that you will have from the job is more than most other jobs can offer.

There are a great deal of copywriting jobs out there today. Within this article today, we will look at the future of copywriting jobs as well as where you can find more information.

The number of copywriting job is enormous. As of February 10, 2008, if you did a keyword search of “copywriting“, there were more than 609 open jobs. This is only a small part of the market and you could find many other copywriting jobs on other websites as well. With the evolution of the Internet, there are more and more jobs available to write good web content among other things on the Internet. Often many copywriting jobs can be found where you will find a plethora of advertising agencies and a good example of this would be in New York. Within your area, there will be a good number of smaller marketing agencies where you may be able to find work as a copywriter. The number of opportunities for a copywriter is very high and this is a great feel to work in.

Copywriting salaries usually range from $41,000 a year up to $56,000 a year or more. From this website, 41,000 represented what the 25th percentile are making on average within the field whereas the people earning 56,000 a year were in the top 75%. This is a rough gauge on what you could potentially make if you decide to take a copywriting job.

To look just be on the realm of grabbing a job as a copywriter, you could also look at doing some freelance copywriting. If you’re not happy with the amount of money that you could make within the copywriting field, you could look at supplementing this on the side by bidding for projects at either of these two following websites: www.elance.com or www.directfreelance.com. On either of these two websites, you are able to bid on projects that are listed as well as set up a profile to showcase your best work. You can create search criteria so that jobs that meet what you want can be e-mailed to you. This is a great way to supplement your income.

But you could be a copywriter too. How? Read this, Dynamic & Influential copywriting

Copywriting jobs are out there for the taking. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, copywriting jobs will grow in line with the general economy over the next decade. This means that you will see probably about average growth for the industry but you could see a great deal more growth if you focus on Internet copywriting. This is a very flexible industry in which you have potentially a greater chance at dictating your terms and conditions and how you would like to work. This is something that you can look into when you start talking with a potential employer. Do not underestimate also the opportunity to work as a freelancer because you could command higher rates and this would increase the amount of flexibility you would have within your life.

A Simple Formula works like Crazy for many years

Here’s a simple system you can create that will have people sending you free subscribers. More free subscribers means more effective email marketing results – right? What I’m about to share with you is something that is rarely discussed. The reason for this is simple. If you knew about and applied the simple system your top competitors would not have such a huge advantage over you in the marketplace.

You see right now you’re basically an unknown compared to your top competitors. You know it… they know it… and they know you know it. What you may not know is why they are so well known while you continue to struggle even for the slightest bit of attention.

The answer is simple and it’s right in front of you.

There is one factor that determines how much profit you will or won’t make next month. And it also determines if you will ever join your top competitors in the eyes of your customers and subscribers. What is it?

An almost obscenely massive amount of exposure that gives you the appearance of “guru” status. It’s all about perception!

You know who your top competitors are because it seems that no matter where you turn… there they are. What you’re about to learn is a simple yet highly effective strategy that can almost immediately elevate your status in the eyes of the people who matter to your business the most.

When you appear to dominate or have a strong hold on your chosen market, people pay attention to you. More importantly… they want to pay attention to you. That’s where massive exposure and email marketing come into play.

The simple formula:

  • Massive exposure + email marketing = Competitive advantage to the 10th degree!

The first thing you need to do is forget the myth that you need to create your own monster 200+ page e-book to get any sort of online recognition and exposure. Many of your top online competitors actually want you to struggle with this silly myth while they continue to ensure their dominance over you in the marketplace with more effective methods.

The truth is that all you need is a simple 3-5 page report or a short e-course and then allow others to give it away to create a viral marketing effect! Sounds hard to believe, but it’s the truth.

Eventually you will want to create your own unique product. However, it’s not necessary for the time being. In the beginning all you need to do is to create a short report by either doing it yourself or by outsourcing it to a ghostwriter. It really is that simple.

For example, you could create an email course that promotes a specific affiliate product. Be sure to choose one that people are talking about right now or one that’s constantly popping up in your email in box.

Then give people a form that allows them to give away your e-course with their affiliate links in them while you maintain complete control over the emails that are sent out. This allows you to keep all the subscribers, while they receive all the commissions from the product promoted. It’s a win/win for all concerned so most people will be prepared to work with you.

This not only helps you to build your list (which is a key ingredient to your success) but it helps to brand yourself and elevate your status as an internet marketer. If you repeat this for a number of products, it won’t take long to build your list and your reputation as a marketer will gain momentum very quickly.

I learned this from Michael Domeck who is a trainer who has been mentoring students for two years in how to build their very own Internet businessess. He is a member of the White Hat Guys Consulting team.

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life

Hello friends . . . today I am sitting at home in front of my TV just indulged myself into CNN just to get me updated regarding the Super Tuesday. Moreover today is a public holiday in Malaysia for the Lunar New Year Festival. Then suddenly something struck my head and keep flashing about this interesting topic… “Innovation”.

It is a talent that everyone has, believe me this is true, but many think they do not. The power of innovation. If you have ever marvel at somebody’s creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate too. It just takes time. Everyone is born creative. The box of crayons in kindergarten were not limited to those who possessed potential; because the truth is, everybody has potential.

You know how long it took to learn to ride a bike or drive or to never commit the same mistake again? It is the same with innovation. It takes a bit of practice and a lot of time before this mind function comes easily when called. Okay, let us go a bit further by exploring on how to bring innovation into your life, my life and everybody’s life.

The rule is; Do not listen to what other people say. Follow the beat of your own heart. Allowing for the input of other people will only bring cacophony to the music you are trying to make. If you have an original idea, do not waste your time and effort trying to make people understand. They won’t, believe me. And the help you will probably get comes in the form of negative feedback and this is always true in our community today. If all those geniuses listened to their peers, we would probably still be living in the middle ages.

Spend time on it. I cannot stress that enough, although, please do not mistake this tip to tell you to quit your day job entirely. Do not. This involves some tricky time management but with a little discipline you will be able to squeeze both in. Exercise. Take a walk. Jog a mile or two. Send all those endorphins (the stimulating hormone) coursing through your veins. Exercising certainly clears and relaxes your mind and allows for anything to pop up.

Record your dreams. Aren’t some of them just the craziest things that your conscious mind would never have thought of? If you have had these dreams before, and I am sure have, this only shows you the untapped innovative power you have lying within. So jot down those notes. Those dreams may just create an innovative spark in you.

Find your own style. You can always tell a Van Gogh from a Matisse. You will know Hemingway wrote something by the choice of words on the paper. So it is the same with you. People will appreciate your innovation more because it is uniquely yours and that no one else would have thought of what you were thinking. That will let people see how valuable an asset you are.

Do not hide behind nifty gadgets or tools. You do not need the most expensive set of paints to produce a masterpiece. The same way with writing. You do not need some expensive fountain pen and really smooth paper for a bestseller. In fact, J.K. Rowling wrote the first book of the Harry Potter Series on bits of tissue. So what if you have got an expensive SLR camera if you are a crappy photographer? Who cares if you have got a super duper laptop if you can’t write at all? The artist actually reduces the number of tools he has as he gets better at his craft: he knows what works and what doesn’t.

Nothing will work without passion. What wakes you up in the mornings? What keeps the flame burning? What is the one thing that you’ll die if you don’t do? Sometimes people with talent are overtaken by the people who want it more. Think the hare and the tortoise. Ellen De Generes once said that if you’re not doing something that you want to do, then you don’t really want to do it. And that is true. Sometimes you just want something so bad you become a virtual unstoppable. And that is passion. Passion will keep you going.

Don’t worry about inspiration. You can’t force it; inspiration hits when you least expect it to, for those unpredictable yet inevitable moments you should prepare. An idea could strike you on the subway, yet alas, you poor unfortunate soul; you have no sheet of paper to scribble down a thought that could change the world. Avoid these disasters. Have a pen and paper within your arm’s reach at all times.

I hope this post will help you bring more innovation into your life. Keep in mind that you are doing these things for your own satisfaction and not anybody else’s. But soon enough they will notice, and everything should snowball from there. So keep writing, keep blogging and do not stop half way with what you have started few years, or few months, or few weeks back. I have seen people stop writing and blogging after few months. As I said earlier “it just take time”. You will never know when will the success formula will come. But you need to believe in yourself and not others.

Nothing is easy in this world but the path will be easier when one strive to succeed, have the will power to succeed and the innovation to be successful. You will never know, maybe your success is tomorrow, if you decide to quit today.

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