Guide for Assembling an Italian Charm Link or Watch

November 15, 2009

Assembling Links:

Putting together an Italian charm links is a simple process for nimble hands. However, charm links can be tight and difficult to work with. Follow this instruction will easily help you assemble it.

  • Begin with either a blank starter links or partially assembled charm link – the steps are the same.
  • The charms link together with a loop on the back of the starter link that hooks to an opening on the charm. In order to add the charm, you will need to expand the links outward and press down with your thumb to keep it in place.
  • First, hold the link in the palm of your hand leaving your index finger and thumb free. Grasp the opposite end with the other hand and pull to stretch the links. The links will not break! This step will expose the hooks you will use to attach the charms.
  • Press down firmly with your left hand to hold the links open. For a first time starter links, your starting point will be the last link on the right side.
  • Notice the link opening on the left side of each charm. While holding the link open by pressing with your thumb, slide the charm onto the end from bottom to top.

Removing Links:

  • To remove the links, hold the links in your left hand. Allow your index finger and thumb to remain free. Grasp the opposite end of the bracelet and pull outward. Your hands should be horizontal. Notice the loop on the back of each link where you can hook them on or off of each other.
  • Using your right hand, slide the charm to the right. Using your right hand, push the right link toward the bottom to remove it from the link. It will slide downward and then off the link.

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eBay Selling Tips – Quick and Easy guide to become a PowerSeller

January 11, 2009

The ultimate one-page guide to eBay Power Seller: all of the “need to know” information on how to become a power seller, save your eBay fees, boost your sales, make money 24×7 and save time.

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Promote your web store

January 10, 2009

#1 Search engine and directory submittal
Start with the major search engines and directories – Alta Vista, Yahoo, Infoseek, Lycos, Hotbot, Excite and Webcrawler – and then carefully select and submit to other search engines targeted towards your product or service. Beyond this you may wish to submit to the many other search engines available, or pay someone to do it for you.

#2 Online advertising via banners
Budget permitting, you should consider placing banner adverts on sites whose products are complimentary to your own. Banner placements can either be purchased directly from the owners of your selected sites, or you can have a Web advertising agency handle your requirements. As an alternative, you could use banner exchanges such as LinkExchange.

#3 Create a signature file
Create a signature file and add it to the bottom of every e-mail that you send. As well as your e-mail address and the URL of your Web store, an effective signature should include a hook, that is, something that will entice the reader to visit your store. Keep your signature brief: aim for no more than 6 lines, each a maximum of 65 characters wide.

#4 Print your URL everywhere
Make sure the URL of your Web store appears prominently on every piece of paper your business generates including adverts, letterheads, envelopes, flyers, shipping cartons and labels, invoices, compliment slips, brochures and catalogues. This is a great source of free publicity.

#5 Place keywords in right places
For search engines the page title is the most important part of the page. Make sure that you use your targeted keyword over there.

#6 Content is the king
According to research, the primary reason for people to be on the Internet is information. People want information, quality information, lots of it and in most of the cases for free! This is the reason why the search engine spiders are created to look for good, relevant textual contents. If you are looking for a top position on a specific search, your website must have quality relevant content.

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101 Ways To Promote Your Online Store

bigcrumbs here are the main things you need to know.

November 30, 2008

What is BigCrumbs?

BigCrumbs is the 100% FREE rewards program that offers the highest overall cash back at eBay and hundreds of popular stores, like Best Buy,, Old Navy, GAP,, Aeropostale, Buckle, Guess Factory, iTunes, Sephora, Skechers and more.

It’s an easy way to save when shopping at the places you already shop. They have been in business for over two years and their members have already saved on millions of dollars in purchases.


Help Friends Save. Earn More Cash.

Each friend that you invite to also save cash with BigCrumbs counts as your referral and you will earn commissions each time they shop–forever.

Imagine that: You’re getting paid for helping your Facebook friends. Now imagine also getting paid when they help their friends and so on. 

Getting paid for helping people is the way everything in the world should work!


How It Works

Just click our store links to start your shopping and credit will show up for each purchase within a day to a couple of weeks. We pay you by PayPal once a month. For eBay purchases, you’ll click just prior to placing your bids or making a Buy It Now purchase.

Here are the main things you need to know: 

1. Don’t forget to start your shopping at and click our links to visit featured retailers. This click activates your cash back credit. 

2. eBay Shoppers: You must click-through to eBay just PRIOR to placing a Winning Bid or making a Buy It Now commitment to receive credit. Clicking through to make your payment is neither sufficient nor required to earn credit. 

3. Use QuickCrumb Bookmarks to save your favorite retailers in your browser. Once bookmarked, a simple click activates your credit, then takes you directly to the retailer. 

4. eBay purchases take up to 5 days to credit to your account. Other retailers can take up to 2 weeks (usually much sooner). Please use our Help link if a purchase doesn’t appear within these time frames. This link can be found at the top of the site. 

5. We pay monthly by PayPal. Please be sure that the e-mail address on your account matches the e-mail address on your PayPal account. 

6. Payments are made one month in arrears. For example, credit earned for purchases made in January are paid in March. February credits are paid in April, and so on.

Ebay buyer from Australia, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom other than USA can also earns cash back from their shopping.


I can help you to understand program more in detail, once you join i will take time to help you understand more about the program and share the tips which can enhance your earnings fast.

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How to Make Money Online with Mr. Rebates

November 30, 2008

Mr. Rebates is an online shopping site that lets you save money on your online purchases as well as make money on the purchases of those you refer! It’s a great way to save money on the shopping you already do as well as make money online. And they’ll give you $7.50 just to sign up! see the description from the website “Get Cash-Back Rebates up to 30% on all of your Online Shopping plus get Free Money-Saving Coupons at over 1000 Online Stores.

Instructions —

Step 1: Sign up. Visit the Mr. Rebates site ( and sign up for a free account.

Step 2: Check your account. Visit ‘My Account’ and see that $7.50 has already been credited to your account, just for signing up!

Step 3: Explore stores. On the left side of the ‘My Account’ page, look at the category listing of all the stores you can shop at through Mr. Rebates. Begin clicking on categories to explore the stores. There are hundreds and they are names you recognize and places where you already shop.

Step 4: Check out rebates. When you click on a category you will see a listing of all the stores you can shop at through Mr. Rebates in that category. You will also see the rebate percentage you will earn by linking to the store through Mr. Rebates instead of going to the store’s site directly.

Step 5: Shop online. When you’re ready to do some online shopping, click through to the store through Mr. Rebates. A popup window will give you the rebate percentage for the store as well as a link you can click on to see any coupon codes for that store. A chance to save even more money!the store directly.

Step 6: Complete your purchase. Once you’ve clicked through to a store through Mr. Rebates, the website you’re shopping on will look exactly the same as if you had gone directly to the store website. Complete your purchase as you normally would and know that a Mr. Rebates rebate is being applied to your Mr. Rebates account. (This normally takes 3-5 days, but can take up to 30 days.)

Step 7: Request your money. Once your account reaches $10 (including your $7.50 signup bonus) you can request a payment either through check or a Paypal transfer.

Step 8: Refer your friends. Did you enjoy your experience with Mr. Rebates? Do you have friends who shop online and would like to save money? Refer your friends to Mr. Rebates and when they sign up through your link, you will earn 20% of their rebates as a commission. Forever! And this is at no cost to them. It’s win/win.

Sign up, it is free. click here

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Ebates gives you cash when you shop online.

November 30, 2008

Wow – its true, Ebates actually pays you to shop on the internet. There are relatively few gimmicks and they send a real check – no store coupons or paypal. What could be better?


Many people don’t realize that internet retailers pay a kickback to sites that send shoppers to their site. So, for example, if you click through yahoo shopping or a coupon site to get to an internet store, that site will get some kickback, usually 2-5% of whatever you purchase. Ebates gives you a way to get some of that money back.


The first thing you have to do to even access the Ebates site is to sign up for the program by entering in all of your personal information. The sign up is relatively painless.

After you sign up, you can shop through the site. The site itself is pretty well organized and it is usually pretty easy to find out if a store you are interested in participates in ebates. Hundreds of stores participate in ebates so there is a good chance you will find what you are looking for.

There are two ways to save money on ebates. One way is to earn a rebate on your internet purchases. Rebates from most participating stores are in the 2-6% range. A few stores pay back even more. For example, some magazine sites may rebate as much as 25%.

To get to the store, you have to first go to the ebates site. Find the store name on ebates. Then, click on the store name. You will get a new window allowing you to shop at that store. If you make a purchase, your purchase will generate a rebate on ebates. The rebate is not instantaneous and can take a few days to much longer to appear in your account, depending on the store. Ebates will send you an email when your account is credited. You can also check the ebates site to see how much you have earned.

The thing to remember is that you have to click through the ebates site. If you leave the store site and come back later, they might not know you started through ebates. So, if you close the store window and come back at a later time, remember to open the ebates site first and click back through to the store again.

The other way ebates saves you money is to offer coupons. Some stores don’t have rebates but simply give you money off at the time of purchase. If a store listing on ebates has a little coupon tag next to the store name, click on the coupon to see what it offers. Happily, some stores offer both coupons and rebates so you can maximize your savings.


There are a couple of catches you should know about when using the ebates site. The first catch is that you have to accumulate $5 in your account before you are eligible for a check. If you are getting only 2% of a rebate on your purchases, you would have to spend $250 to get anything back at all. If you never earn over $5, you don’t get anything.

The other catch is that you can only get a check quarterly so there can be a long wait between when you earn the rebate and the check actually arrives.


Like most internet shopping sites, ebates will send you out period emails identifying stores that are having sales. I found these emails to be too frequent, more than once a week, and they became annoying so I turned them off. I also noticed that they didn’t offer a ton of useful information. Generally, the sale ebates was advertising was easy to find just by going to your favorite site. The emails don’t really offer any inside track or information you couldn’t get elsewhere.


Ebates offers a referral program. If you get a friend to sign up to use ebates and they actually use it, you can get a $5 referral fee. I have used the refer a friend program and have actually earned $20 in the last year from this part of the program.


I really like ebates and have used the site several times to save money. There is little effort and saving even a buck or two per purchase can add up – particularly for a diehard internet shopper like myself. I would recommend this site to anyone that spends over $200 per year internet shopping.

Sign Up, it is free, click here

Tips for selling on eBay

November 30, 2008

Starting with online selling is not easy, here are some good tips lots of sellers used to become a powerseller and eventually setup their online business.

A picture IS worth 1000 words. It’s old-fashioned, but people still like to see things before they buy them. For successful eBay selling, make sure any products you list on eBay are accompanied by professional quality photographs. eBay charges extra pictures for service charge, a good way of doing that is to use some free picture hosting tool and link the pictures in your listing so that avoid extra cash paied to eBay.

Learn all about shipping. Shipping is under the control of the eBay seller, but some methods of shipping are better than others when you’re selling on eBay. You want to find the best method of shipping for your product in terms of expense and reliability and then specify that shipping method in your eBay listing. (And don’t forget to include the shipping cost in your shipping information for potential buyers.)

Do your eBay research. When selling on eBay, before you list a particular product, spend some time researching other similar products on eBay and following the bidding process. This will help you gauge the interest for your product and help you determine how much your product might be worth.

Pay as much attention to the writing of your eBay listing as to your picture. For selling on eBay, you need a powerful eBay listing. And the trick to writing a strong eBay listing is to combine search engine friendly phrasing with concrete details about the product in a way that will entice people to bid on your product. Take the time to craft your eBay listing just as you would any ad. your listing title is very important, this is how buyer search your listing according to the keyword in the title. try to use them all.

Offer a full slate of payment options, including credit cards. The more payment options you, as an Ebay seller, offer prospective bidders, the more bidders your product will attract and the more successful your selling on eBay will be. 

Focus on getting positive feedback first. Feedback really matters when you’re selling on eBay. If you have a consistent record of positive feedback, prospective buyers will both bid more often and be willing to pay higher prices. So you may want to hold back on placing higher priced products until you have a successful track record as an eBay seller established.

Be business-like. Act professionally, provide the kind of superior customer service that will build your reputation, and make sure that you’re following all the business rules that apply, such as registering your business and properly charging and remitting taxes. Selling on eBay is just like any other business; to become an eBay success, you need to follow the rules and provide the kind of customer satisfaction that will translate into increased eBay sales.

Dont over price. people look on ebay for a bargain, we always find that with most items if you start the bidding at 99p more people will be interested and will start the bidding straight away.

Differentiate to attract more visitors. By specialising in a specific niche you can spend time learning what factors drive buyers to your sales. Experiment with different ways of listing similar items, or for example seeing if multiple photos create higher bids. You can even build a separate website outside of eBay to allow you to use powerful tools such as email newsletters to keep in touch with potential future buyers.

Use tools to turn volume into profit. You’ll never make a good profit on eBay doing everything manually. Well, you might, but you’ll be an extremely busy person. If you rely on volume sales in any way you will need to use automated tools to help you. eBay offers its own Turbo Lister tool to get items in bulk. But there are also plenty of third party tools you can buy at a pretty low cost or free (such auctiva), from those to see how much similar items have sold for in the past, to sales managers to track your performance. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different tools to find the most powerful ones for your business.