Sunday, November 29, 2015

Why Do You Need To Set Up an Internet Merchant Account (part 2 of 2)

Aside from accepting the major credit cards, an offshore merchant account may also honor an online check. So what do you have to give back in return for all of this? You will give your credit a small percentage of the profits.

But are the bank the only facilities that offer merchant accounts? The answer is no because there are private companies that also allow you to operate a website and accept major credit cards.

A very good example of this is Paypal. They don’t charge any set up or sign up fees and the only time they get paid is when you buy or sell an item.

The money that is added to your account can remain there or be transferred to your bank account so you can use it whichever way you wish.

Entrepreneurs who want to do business via the World Wide Web need to open a merchant account. There is no other way around that because this is the only way you can get paid.

How do you open a merchant account? You do this by looking for a reliable merchant account provider online and then following their instructions. Be ready to present any documentation that they may ask for so you don’t have to go back and forth just to submit them.

In time, the money will start coming in to your merchant account. The only thing you have to do now is make sure that you have a sufficient inventory to accommodate demand and new products to offer in the future.

Why Do You Need To Set Up an Internet Merchant Account (part 1 of 2)

Are you interested in starting your own business but do not have enough capital to do it? Well you can do that when you open a business online. The only thing you need now is to set up your merchant account.

There are two types of merchant accounts. The first is an internet merchant account. This is the one you need because this is the only way that customers will use to pay you for your products.

It accepts major credit cards so there shouldn’t be any problem when they input their 16 digit credit card number and other details into the computer.

The second type is the offshore account. The reason why it is called offshore is because your account is not inside the US but in a foreign country. You can still accept credit card payments and you will have access to your friends regardless of where you are in the world.

What are the differences between the two? It is easier to open an offshore account compared to a domestic account. This is because banks require you to be in business for at least 2 years and have a minimum of $5,000 when you open your account.

Given that your business is just starting out, you won’t have the money to do that. This hurdle brings us back to the offshore bank account where there are no minimum deposits required and approval takes only a week.

You don’t have to be a millionaire to join this group. You should have the willingness to engage in business with customers all across the globe and be paid in US dollars. This is even if the client pays in their own currency because it will be converted.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A Helicopter Ride Is Just What You Need As Part of Your Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 2 of 2)

Since you are only a passenger on board the helicopter, the pilot is the person in command. He or she who has flown hundreds of hours has the final word when it comes to accepting who goes on the ride, how long the length the flight time will be and if it is safe to fly based on the weather conditions.

If you can’t make your helicopter ride, you are advised to call them at least 24 hours before. But if you do not show up without calling in advance, you will still be charged the full amount of the tour originally booked.

It is only when the helicopter ride has to be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance that they will reschedule your tour.

Aside from going on a tour in Lake Tahoe, the helicopter company that offers this also has other packages to choose from. You can do some aerial photography or enroll in a program in basic or advanced flight training.

For those who want to tie the knot and do something different, they can say their wedding vows and be pronounced husband and wife if you avail of their package.

A helicopter ride isn’t something you can do everyday so you should make the most of it should you deicide to go on a Lake Tahoe Vacation. It’s exciting when you are hundreds of feet from the air and you are still able to look down and see the spectacular view of the sights below.

A Helicopter Ride Is Just What You Need As Part of Your Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 1 of 2)

It is not everyday that you can go on vacation. When you do, you should make the most of it and one way to do that is to put a helicopter ride as part of your itinerary when you plan your Lake Tahoe vacation.

If you decide to go for it, you have to drive yourself to the Lake Tahoe airport where the helicopter will be waiting. You will be riding a 2004 Robinson R44 Raven II that is considered to be one of the safest and quietest helicopters in the industry.

The maximum number of passengers for the helicopter ride is 2 with a maximum of three. The person riding must not weigh more than 250 pounds otherwise this could cause problems when the helicopter is in the air.

Each seat is made of leather and so you are able to talk with one another while airborne, you will be provided Active Noise Reduction headsets throughout the flight.

The cost of the helicopter ride varies. While the regular rate is $60 for adults and $47 for children, you will also have to pay an additional surcharge on fuel.

For instance, for a 10 minute ride near Emerald Bay and the casino, you will have to add $5 per person. For a South Shore Tour that lasts 20 minutes, you will add $10 per person. If you go to Sand Harbor which is a 30 minute ride, you will have to add $30 per person. If you want to see Lake Tahoe and going to and from the airport is 45 minutes, you will have to pay an additional $20 per person while the sunset tour that is an hour’s flight time, you will have to add $25 per person.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Great Kitesurfing Videos (part 2 of 2)

These are two sources of kitesurfing videos – internet and sports shops. Try keying in the word kitesurfing in your search engine, and you will find hundreds of websites dedicated to the sport the world over. As you browse through these sites, you will see the different features that they post.

Each of these websites contains videos of some sort – exhibitions, instructions, and on some instances, accidents. While these may encourage others to try the sport, there are some who find it discouraging. But I guess the purpose is not to discourage. It is only to make people aware of the dangers that this sport may bring, and that everyone must observe the safety rules that this sport entails.

As years passed, and as the popularity of the sport spread, producers and kitesurfers are releasing better, more dynamic and glossy videos. With new technology, video cameras take better, more precise shots. Worth mentioning is the editing aspect of these videos. Advances in technology allow better editing and dubbing. So aside from just the graphic parts of the video, music is sometimes included to make it more interesting.

There are many kitesurfing videos that you can watch. Whether wave riding or freestyle, there is one to inspire you and teach you as you learn this new sport. Here's a word of caution though.

Don't try to do freestyling or other more difficult stunts for the first time without the help of an expert.

Great Kitesurfing Videos (part 1 of 2)

Kitesurfing is a spectacular sport. Riders and audiences alike enjoy watching the players as they ride and jump. But while kitesurfing videos continue to impress those who watch it, there are also some kitesurfing videos which show the dark side – the fall, break and accidents that sometimes happen along the way.

Kitesurfing is not as easy as it appears on video. Every ride requires hard work and determination. How he was able to perfect his move depends on the rider, and the amount and degree of training that he received.

There are two ways to train for the sport. One is by taking kitesurfing courses. Here you have limitless choices. If you live in some coastal area, or if there are large lagoons and lakes in your place, with winds blowing steadily against it, then you're in luck. Chances are, there's a kitesurfing school or spot in your area.

To know details of any school, you can check the location over the internet. You'll be surprised at the number of schools in your area. If you can't find one in your area, you can be on vacation in some tropical island, where kitesurfing schools also abound. This indicates how popular the sport has become not only in the US but in most parts of the world.

Another way of learning is through self-help. Because of its gaining popularity, more and more people are learning the sport on their own. While this method seems difficult, since there is no one to personally teach you, there are many sources of information that a budding rider can read. One of these is through instructional videos.

Like websites, there are tons of instructional videos available in the market today. Which video to buy would have to depend on you. Some DVDs give step by step instructions while others present the topic in a travelogue manner, to make it more interesting.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Getting Last Minute Travel Directions (part 2 of 2)

Second, talk to your travel agent about the tours that you want to have. You may not be able to get a lot of good deals on tours if you are on a last minute travel schedule, but you can still try. After all, your travel agent should be well versed in the troubles of travel, and your travel agent should be able to get you help regarding where you need to go and what you need to do in order to get around.

Third, never underestimate the importance of a map. You need to have a map of the area that you want to travel in, which you can usually find online. This can help you plan your itinerary out. You can even draw up your itinerary while you are on the plane or train to your destination! This way, you know where to go even before you get to the place. However, you still need to maintain some flexibility just in case things don't go the way that you plan. This means that you should be aware of any local festivals that might hold up traffic, or issues that might keep you from traveling safely or quickly to any place at your destination of choice.

These are only a few tips that you can use when you want to get directions for international travel. For more information, do your own research: subscribe to travel magazines and take note of any tips that you can use, look for websites for travelers who need advice about certain destinations.

And when you do get to your destination, start noting down what advice you can give other last minute travelers.

Getting Last Minute Travel Directions (part 1 of 2)

There are many ways that travel can go wrong. You can get the wrong documents and have your passport messed up that you have to replace it before you can even think of getting out of the country. You can get the worst flights that are always delayed and that can cause you numerous inconveniences.

You can get the wrong hotel, the wrong tour, and the wrong directions around your chosen city. In other words, your tour can be messed up considerably if you do not choose the right agency or get the right directions. Now think of how much worse this can get if you actually have to do travel at the last minute!

Traveling at the last minute is not only inconvenient, but it can ruin even the best laid travel plans. You will need to get the best directions not only for your destination and the tours that you want, but for how you can survive your last minute travel arrangements. Here are a few places that you can use as your resources when you are getting directions to keep you on track.

First, if you are going to do international travel, you need to look for information about the country that you are staying in through its embassy. You need to know what documents you need to bring and what trouble you may expect. You also need to know if you are required to have a visa, what to do and who to contact if your passport gets lost, and the address of your embassy or consulate in the area just in case something goes wrong. Some embassies will also have information on where you can get good information for travel and tours in their respective countries.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learn To Draw People (part 2 of 2)
Express Emotions

For your work to be appealing, it should also express emotions just like real people do. Remember to give extra effort with your figure’s eye brows, eyes, and mouth. These are the 3 areas that you’ll be utilizing to express your character’s emotions.

For instance, if you’ll be drawing eyes, remember that the eye surface is moist and that it reflects light. To achieve this kind of effect, try to add little white dots on the black part of the eyes. Doing this would make your character more appealing and lively.

Start Out Big

The trick to drawing precise figures is that you should start out big. Try to draw the gross parts of the body first. In this way, proportion could be secured. After you’ve drawn the bigger portions of the body, this would be the good time to add the details. So, eyes and other intricate features are to be added on the later part of your work.

Be Environmental

You should also take good note of the environment that your character is in. For instance, if your figure would be beside the window, then you should take note of how light falls upon the body. The lighting would definitely make a difference, especially on the shadings of your drawing.

You should also be able to establish the environment. Is it an indoor or outdoor scene? If it’s indoor, then add some indoor furniture or accessories. If it’s outdoor then place a figure that resembles the outside world, like trees or lamp posts.

Learn To Draw People (part 1 of 2)

Drawing human figures is considered to be the most difficult for artists to do. This is because there is no generic way of drawing it. The human figure is unique for each and every one. Hence creating a replica via pen and paper could be complex. Nevertheless, with some practice, you can still learn to draw people.

Learn Proportion

One of the most common mistakes when drawing people would be the proportion. You should take note of this when drawing. The ideal proportion would be 7 heads tall for a man figure. Here are some of the other important proportions to take note of, all of them are 2 heads long:

1. From the kneecap’s middle to the foot’s bottom

2. The femur’s head to the whole kneecap

3. The elbow’s size to the extended fingers’ tips

4. The collarbone down to the belly button

5. The chest width from each shoulder’s end.


Other than mastering the skill of proportioning, you should also learn how to observe. You can have a perfect drawing if you learn how to closely observe faces and people. Being able to observe and view correctly could be helpful in your artistic improvement in the long run.

Ask yourself questions such as: Were you able to see the correct outline of your model's eye? What is the thickness of the outline? How about the eyebrows? Is the chin’s positioning at the right place? Did draw the neckline curvier than it should be? Take a look at your drawing. Is it a real representation of what your model looks like? Did you miss something? Take a look again.

Precise observation is needed if you really want to draw people. For you to do this, take some caution when observing.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Apple iPod Touch: What You Can Expect from This Multimedia Player (part 2 of 2)
This means that you don’t have to run to a desktop computer with an active internet connection in order for you to check your important emails. With the iPod Touch, you can simply go online if you are in the WiFi hotspot, check your emails and also reply to your emails.

Weighing only approximately 120 grams, ad with the dimensions of 4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31 inch, you will see that carrying it will not be a problem at all. You can just put it in your pocket and enjoy listening to your favorite tunes anytime and anywhere.

The LCD screen is 3.5 inch with a resolution of 154 kilo pixels. This means that you will be able to watch your favorite videos on it in crystal clear quality.

Another great thing about the iPod Touch is the improved battery system. When listening to music alone, it will be able to last for 22 hours. Combine video playback and you will be able to enjoy watching your favorite videos without the batteries dying out on you for five hours straight.

As you can see, the iPod Touch can offer much more than just a great mp3 player and video player, but it will also be able to offer you much more.

All in all, the iPod Touch is one device that you should definitely have. With the mentioned features, you will see why the iPod Touch is known by a lot of people as the true personal computer. Wherever you go the iPod Touch is simply a device that will be able to provide you with maximum entertainment.

Apple iPod Touch: What You Can Expect from This Multimedia Player (part 1 of 2)

The Apple iPod Touch is one of the latest creations of Apple. This is the latest version of iPod available in the market today and many people are crazy about it. In fact, people today just can't seem to get enough of the iPod Touch. So, just what is the Apple iPod Touch? What can it offer and what's so different about it from the rest of all the iPods out there?

The Apple iPod Touch is basically a multimedia player like your conventional iPod but is integrated with a larger LCD screen and multi touch screen technology. For most people, this is the key feature on why the iPod Touch is very appealing. However, for some people, it is the amount of memory it has. Starting from 8GB up to the 32GB version, you will see that you will be able to store huge amounts of data in the iPod Touch. From mp3 audio files to mp4 video files, you will see that the iPod Touch can store numerous amounts of data, including pictures.

However, these aren’t just the only things that the iPod Touch is capable of. There are more great features that the iPod Touch can offer.

One great feature of the iPod Touch is that it will be able to give the user the ability to go online. Thanks to its built-in WiFi mobile platform, the iPod Touch can now enable its user to go online while inside a WiFi hotspot. What this means is that with the iPod Touch, you will now be able to check your emails, surf the web, watch online videos on YouTube, and even let you check out your Facebook or MySpace accounts.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Levitation Magic Trick (part 2 of 2)
For the trick to work, the background or the backdrop has to be dark. The best color is black. The mesh that is used for the magic trick should be made of nylon material and can either be black or transparent.

When the trick is about to be completed, the off stage assistant who controlled the strings earlier should raise the uncovered screen completely out of view so they won’t see any strings and making sure that the stage is clear.

There are many versions of the levitation magic trick and using string and an assistant is just one of them. There is one where you can make yourself levitate and make you go one foot off the ground but for that to work; you will need to saw a block of wood that is smaller than your foot.

This is then placed on your trouser leg and then when you are ready, you bend over and remove it pretending that you are tying your shoe but what you are really trying to do is put the block on the floor and then hide this behind the shoe. You then hop up on the block with one foot and float a few inches of the ground.

People can catch on to how you did this magic trick so don’t stay too long up there. You can avoid this by dropping down fast and telling everyone that it takes a lot of effort to do this so you can’t stay up there for so long.

The Levitation Magic Trick (part 1 of 2)

Ever seen a magician make someone float in the air? Have you ever wondered how this was done? Well, with some help, you can perform this magic trick and amaze the audience.

For this, you need a special type of couch that has a secret compartment where the person can slide into and stay in until the trick is over. You can call someone from the audience or just let your assistant help you by letting them sit in a reclining position and then covering them with a piece of cloth.

After some time, you command that person to rise and once she has risen to a height about a foot from the couch, you remove the couch and walk around that person. Unknown to the audience, the person does not really levitate and what they see is simply a mesh like screen that is shaped like the body of the subject.

To make it more believable, you tell the person to rise a few feet more way above your head.  This is made possible by the four strings of invisible thread attached to the mesh and controlled by another person who follows your lead by telling them when to raise or lower the cloth.

Once the body is lowered and leveled to your head you remove the cloth and astound the audience because nobody is there.

You then make the person to show him or herself by calling them to come out. So that people will not think she hid in some hidden compartment backstage, your assistant can bring this person somewhere else and then let everyone see that assistant or the volunteer.

This is done of course as the couch that was removed earlier has been brought backstage so the person can come out already.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Common Things Home Inspectors Usually Look Into (part 2 of 2)
The building foundation is also being inspected to determine if the foundation meets standard requirements or is appropriate for the structure. This would also be followed by a check on the exterior home walls, roof coverings, flashings and gutters, as well as plumbing fixtures.

For the interior of the home,  a home inspector would surely not miss inspecting the basement, which include even the crawl space that form part of the basement, including the attic, if there is any.

A home inspector will initially check the condition of the home’s interior, especially focusing on areas where there could be signs of structural stress or decay, as well as inspect if there is a need for minor or major repairs.

This will also include checking for quality of insulation for the home, as well as the existing electrical system and visible plumbing fixtures. The garage is also one area that should not be missed out during the inspection process, as it also forms part of the house structure.

There is no pass or fail rating during a home inspection process and it is different from a municipal or regulatory home inspection, that determines whether the local building code of a certain state or territory is complied with.

The value of a good home inspector and his professional services is not primarily focused on regulatory compliance, but is more of a process to protect the buyer or seller from substandard or faulty construction practices.

It is key for every homeowner to know common things home inspectors usually look into, because it will not only save you the time, but also the inconvenience of having a home inspector come back and check for what has been initially reported that required action and attention.

Common Things Home Inspectors Usually Look Into (part 1 of 2)

Are you out in the market to sell your home, then a home inspector is what you need to check out your home and here are the most common things home inspectors usually look into.

Generally, the primary task of home inspectors is to examine and determine the present condition of a house or real estate property, to make sure if the house needs to have improvements or need minor or major repairs. This process is also conducted to ensure the protection and reliability of a house being sold in the market, which ultimately redounds to the assurance of protection and safety to the client or customer.

The home inspection process can also be beneficial in determining if proper construction or repair standards have been observed.

Professional home inspectors are carefully trained, and in the case of most regions in the United States, most home inspectors need to have a license in order for them to carry out their tasks.

After the home inspection process, a home inspection report is required as a pre-requisite before a home can either be bought or sold.

A home inspector also has equipment used to assess structural integrity and longevity of most materials a house is made of, which is a key indicator whether the property being examined is indeed safe or livable.

A common checklist among home inspectors include the examination of the following:

For the exterior part, it would include the home exterior and the surrounding perimeter. This is so since it has to be checked if the house is standing on solid ground or is standing close to environmental factors that could affect the structure’s integrity.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

What You Should Know About the Master Cleanse Detox Diet (part 2 of 2)
For this to work, it is recommended that this should be done for 10 days. If you want to extend it, make sure that you stick to it for a maximum of 20 days. A week before you begin, try reducing your food intake so your body will be able to prepare itself for next phase of the dietary program.

You may experience some side effects which are normal when you try this type of detox diet. Some of these include anal itching, diarrhea, cramping, constipation and nausea. If you feel bad, don’t push any further and just stop. There are other ways to clean yours system and this approach is not the best way to do it.

One thing you are sure to lose when you try the Master Cleanse Detox Diet is your weight. This is because what you drink does have any calories and it also lacks micro-nutrients. This is also the reason why it is only good for the short term when we all know that the only way to keep our body functioning properly is by eating a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken and meat.

If you are considered to be physically fit by your doctor, there should not be any problems in trying the Cleanse Detox Diet. However, if you have health problems or are taking any prescribed medication, proceed with caution.

Once you finish the program, gradually return to solid food so you are able to replenish the stores of minerals and vitamins that are not found in the concoction. After all, we are used to eating this more than anything else.

The Master Cleanse Detox Diet is just one of many that you can try if you want to clean your system and maybe even lose some weight along the way. If you want to try it, make sure you get clearance from your doctor and have all the ingredients you need.

What You Should Know About the Master Cleanse Detox Diet (part 1 of 2)

For years, people have been raving about diets that are designed to help you lose weight. A handful of them do more than that because these are also known to cleanse your systems. Such programs are better known as detox diets.

Detox diets have been around for quite some time. One example is the Master Cleanse Detox Diet also known as the Lemonade Diet which gained popularity in 1976. It made a comeback in 2005 and this is what you should know about this diet plan.

Anyone who wants to try this type of detox diet can do it because the steps are very simple. Simply put, you stop eating and start drinking.

Instead of drinking a concoction made from fruits or vegetables, you will be drinking a quart of salt water solution and then proceed further with six to twelve 8oz glasses of a homemade lemonade concoction.

The lemonade concoction consists of freshly squeezed lemons and water, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup. Why these ingredients? Because studies have shown that lemon juice can dissolve waste built-up in the colon. Cayenne pepper helps get rid the body of mucus while maple syrup is to give you energy.

Part of the program requires that you drink an herbal tea laxative. This is used to aid the elimination process so the toxins can excrete in the form of urine or waste.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Blogging for Money - An Easy Way to Earn Some Dough (part 2 of 2)

The third way to earn money is to do blogging and get paid. There are organizations as well as individuals who are willing to shell out money and pay for the blogs you make. Now, the blogs you will be asked to write may be about their products or services. Hired bloggers are increasing in numbers all over the world.

Through the blogs, certain products or services can create a big buzz. Those that hire bloggers will benefit a lot and they can create goodwill and excellent promotions. If you're a hired blogger, you will periodically receive hundreds or thousands through your blogs. Isn’t that a good way to earn money without leaving the comforts of your home?

Advertisements, writing reviews, and getting paid for blogging are the three most popular ways of earning money through blogging. If you want, you can combine any of the three so that you can increase your earnings. However, this may be difficult to achieve especially if you're a beginner.

You must continue learning so that you can become an expert blogger. There are no specific requirements for bloggers. As long as you know how to write effective blogs and you have the right attitude, you will become successful in this field.

A lot of home based people are now into blogging. This is an excellent way to make money even when you're at home. As long as you have an internet connection and you know your way around the net, you can become a successful and highly paid blogger.

Determine the right money making option that will work for you. You can try them one by one and see which one works for you and let you earn money. You must have a plan of action so that you will know that you're on the right track. Give yourself enough time to test the waters. Remember, you must be an experienced and excellent blogger in order to make good money online through blogs.

Blogging for Money - An Easy Way to Earn Some Dough (part 1 of 2)

If you surf the net, you will see that blogs abound the online world. It seems that more and more people are into blogging. Blogging for money is more like a career now rather than just a simple past time.

There are three popular ways of making money through blogging and you can find them right here.

The first one is through advertisement. For instance you're already writing blogs. Now, in order to make money, you must get advertisements. Once your blogs are popular, more and more visitors will checkout your blog. Because of the popularity of your blogs, you will soon receive offers for advertisements from companies and product brands. The companies will then pay you for the advertisements. In most cases, you will be advertising products and services that are related to your blogs.

The second is by writing reviews. While you're writing a blog, you can also write reviews. You can earn more money by blogging about services, products, and popular companies. Since business owners want to popularize their names, they will offer you to write reviews about their products and brands.

The reviews should be positive so that more people are attracted to the said products or services. It must be able to generate an optimistic impression. If you're a popular and experienced blogger, more and more companies will request you to write reviews about them.