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It Takes Time to Make Money Online

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Yes, it takes time to make money online I want to be completely honest with you about how long it takes to make money online with your blog. If you are looking for a business where you will be able to make some quick money within the next few months this might not be the business for you.

You have to understand that the principles and work ethic for making money online is no different from working offline. You need to know that this business is not a get rich quick one therefore it takes time to make money online

I will explain to you why making money online takes so much time before you start making some money. I think some people are under the impression that you can start a blog and within a few months, be able to quit your full-time job. It has happen in a few instances but for this to happen you have to be prepared to put in extra work and stay focus.

When I started blogging five years ago I was of the illusion that I could work two hours per day and at the end of the month money would come rolling in abundantly. Well face it that was what I was told, almost all the bloggers made it felt like a Sunday evening stroll in the park. They failed to tell me that you can in fact work two hours per day and the money would come rolling HOWEVER I had to put in the initial work (sometimes 10-15 hours per day) to get the website off the ground. After you have established your blog and you start getting traffic then you can start relaxing a bit and reap the fruits of your labour.

It takes time to make money online one of the prerequisite is patience and a lot of time. You will not become a millionaire overnight. So if you visit another site where they promise to make you rich within the next year believe me that is a load of crap. You need to realize that making money online takes time and you have to work for months and sometimes years, depending on how committed you are, before the money starts coming in.

Here are some reasons why making money online takes time.

There is No Right Formula

No blogger or internet marketer has the “right formula” to make money on internet. There are some basic principles that you have to follow if you want to be successful however, every blogger has their own way of applying these principles.

There are a lot of trials and errors that is why you have to be committed to the work. One formula might work for me and it does not work for you I think it is like parenting every parent have their own style but the end result could be well disciplined and productive adults. It is the same way with your blog you have to learn the principles and apply the one that works best for you.

Anyway you don’t have to feel discouraged I have been there I will work with you sharing all that I have learn. Once you get the knock of it, its smooth sailing. Yes, you can strategize and make plans but there is no blueprint that you could replicate to make money.

Lack of Understanding about the Internet

Another reason why it takes time to make money online is lack of understanding about the internet. New bloggers usually find out that there are so many things they need to know and how to find their way around.

There is the risk of information overload absorbing so much content on the internet can be very difficult. So it could take months to figure out what you need to read and what to ignore. It is best to be specific in your research or you could end up spending an entire day on the internet without achieving your goal.

Lack of SEO Techniques

I am sure you are going to ask what is SEO? Well SEO means Search Engine Optimization. In simple term it is the ability to give your articles excellent titles which will ensure that when someone is searching the internet for the subject matter you are writing about your website can be found in search engines.

If you want to make money through blogging or affiliate marketing then you need to have an understanding of SEO techniques. SEO is a vast area and no one can completely understand it, even an expert. But SEO is very important if you want some traffic coming on to your blog or website.

Adjusting to Technological Changes

Adjusting to technology changes can make it a bit difficult and be one of the reasons why it takes time to make money online. You have to become technology aware and understand about technology as soon as possible. Learning about Internet browser, gadgets, apps and other software takes time.

Building a Brand so Your Blog or Website will Stand Out

Finally you have to build a brand name for your blog online and building a brand takes a lot of time. You have to be committed and take the time out to careful set yourself apart from your competitor. You have market your brand so that visitors will be attracted to your website.

Developing a brand takes time so you have to be patient.

So as you can see these are a few of the factors, including many other which you will discover as you go along, that slow down the process and makes it take time to make money online. You have to be open to learning new things daily and this is definitely going to take time for you to put them into practice. All that being said it is not difficult and certainly not impossible for you to make a lot of money online.

If you have not started your blog as yet it is now time for you to start. You just need a lot of patience before money starts coming.

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Beating Cherry Master Slot Machines – Beating Slot Machines Takes Knowledge But is Possible

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Cherry master machines and fruit bonus machines are a line of back room slot machines that are usually played in back room locations. They are a version of a slot machine but not nearly as intricate as a casino style slot machine. To beat cherry masters is as easy as picking the right system for the right machine. Some cherry master machines are not beatable so make sure the machine you find is on the list. I had a friend that did this and can say that I did see this work in person. It was hard to believe but very real.

To figure out the type of cherry machine you are dealing with you need to follow these guidelines. Sit back and watch the screens the game goes through while it is not being played. Determine the company that makes the machine. When the game screen flashes you can see the name in the upper left corner. It is either a “Dyna” or a “Game”. These are two separate company’s and make most of all cherry masters.

Then watch as the different screens show. The title screen will show the name of the program and sometimes the maker. The game screen will show you what program it uses. You need to look at certain aspects of that screen to determine how to play that particular machine.Also, this screen will usually tell you how high the Cherry and Bell Bonus go. You can usually tell whether or not the cherries go to 12, 9, 6 or 3, and also whether the bells go 7, 3 or 2. The best ones to beat are the ones that cherry’s go to 3 and bells go to 2.These will take less time to play and less money to beat.

Now start playing as follow:

Bet one credit and press start. If you do not win, repeat. You want to repeat this until you spin 5 straight times without winning. Once this happens, change your bet to 8 credits and press start. You are looking to see if the program lines up any 3 in a row. It could be organs, plums, and bars, cherries, or bells. It could also give you two 7’s any where on the screen. If it gives you any of the winners listed, then the program is beatable. You can now play out the system. But if it fails to do this by giving you a winner of some other type, like one cherry, or lined up two cherries, then you will repeat the system continually until either you have gotten a true winner (lined something up) or until you are reasonably certain that you won’t. You may want to play off 4 or 5 dollars worth of credits. If it doesn’t give you a true winner and you think that it has a burnt chip, then DO NOT play this machine. It probably has a fail safe added.

To beat cherry masters simply memorize the details and be patient. We will be writing a very interesting article soon on beating slot machines in casinos. These beatable versions were more abundant back in the late 90’s, but can still be found at over 70% of casinos.

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10 Tips for Opening Your Own Dance or Ballet Studio

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As the owner of a brand new dance school, the process of putting together all the required equipment for dance and ballet studios is still very fresh in my mind. The following is a list of what is needed in each dance studio:

1) Marley or other vinyl floor covering. This is the preferred dance surface for ballet, modern/jazz, and tap instruction. There are several manufacturers of vinyl dance flooring products. Most come in 5-6′ wide rolls in lengths up to about 100′. Marley is usually rolled onto a hardwood floor and “floats” on the floor without any adhesive other than special vinyl tape used on seams and edges. Since the marley is not permanently affixed to the floor, it can be rolled up if needed for a performance in another venue. One important thing to note is that rosin cannot be used by ballet dancers on marley – the rosin damages the vinyl surface and is very difficult to remove.

2) Sound system for CDs and/or Bluetooth connection to a iPhone/Android device. It is essential to have a sound system with a remote control so the instructor can easily repeat sections of music as needed.

3) Barres, either wall mounted or standalone. Please refer to the section on barre construction below for more detailed information.

4) Wall Mirrors. Mirrors should be mounted on at least one wall (preferably two adjoining walls). They should start as close to the floor as possible, but even young dancers can see their feet from anywhere in the studio as long as the bottom of the mirror is lower than about 15 inches from the floor. The top of mirrors should be 6′ minimum from the floor.

5) A small table for instructor’s notebook or other instructional materials can also be used for the sound system.

6) Large wall clock. Dancers and instructors need to know class start and end times.

Ballet Barres – Build or Buy?

One of the most important pieces of equipment in a ballet school is the barre. There are many commercially available ballet barres, but in the end we decided to make our own barres for the following reasons:

7) Commercially available barres are expensive. Typically, a professional grade 12′ barre costs between $400-$1000 for a free-standing model, and between $300-$600 for a wall mounted version.

8) Our experience with commercially available free standing barres is that even the highest quality models eventually have failures at the connection points.

9) We wanted barres that were absolutely rock solid and would last for many years. We believe that most commercial free-standing barres are too lightweight and “flimsy”.

10) We wanted a barre system that was flexible enough to meet the needs of our school’s schedule of ballet classes for many age ranges as well as modern, jazz, and tap classes.

In order to give our school the maximum flexibility in our class schedule, we decided to build two free standing 12 foot barres for each of our two dance studios. We chose free standing barres so we could (1) have dancers on both sides of the barre and (2) orient the barres as either a single 24′ span or two parallel 12′ spans. Since (unlike commercial barres) we have no need to dismantle the barres for shipping, we decided to eliminate joints (and hence the possibility of joint failures) by using steel tubes and welding the joints.

The exact specifications of the barres are as follows:

– Tubing material is schedule 40 1 ½ inch steel black pipe. This pipe has an outside diameter of 1.9″. The use of 1.9″ diameter tubing (a) makes welds much stronger and (b) is very comfortable to grip

– The top of the barre is 12′ long and is 42″ above the floor.

– The legs of the barre are an inverted “T” with the “feet” (i.e. the part of the leg that lays flat on the floor) being 2′ long.

– The top of the barre overhangs the legs by 18″ on either side. This allows for easy moving of the barre.

– We decided to have a lower barre welded between the legs at a height of 32″ for our younger dancers.

Schedule 40 pipe is available at most steel suppliers (search “steel pipe cityname”). The pipe comes in 21′ lengths, and the steel vendor will usually make one cut per pipe at no additional cost. I had the pipes cut into 12′ and 9′ lengths to minimize waste.

Our welder had no trouble fabricating the barres. Included in the fabrication was thorough de-burring of all exposed ends. The result is a smooth, rounded edge that does not require any type of end cap.

After our welder completed the barres I purchased rubber feet (1.5″ diameter and 1″ thick) and bolted them to the ends of the “feet” of the barre. This has worked extremely well in eliminating damage to the marley in our studios.

To finish the barres, I first sanded the surfaces with 180 grit sandpaper to smooth out the horizontal gripping surfaces and prep for painting. I then sprayed with textured black paint. Three coats resulted in a beautiful finish that resembles powder coating at a fraction of the price.

Dancer response to the barres has been uniformly excellent. Though heavy (they weigh about 60 lbs each) two young dancers have no trouble moving them into the center and back up against the walls when needed. We have had no issues with the fixed heights of the barres.

Total cost for 4 barres was about $450 in materials and $400 for welding services, for a total cost of $850, or $212 per barre.

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How to Choose the Right Longboard – Know Your Riding Style and Shape

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Choosing the right longboard can be confusing. There are so many different styles, sizes and shapes available and as a beginner it can look overwhelming. Even when you are an intermediate or experienced rider there are many things to choose from.

To make things easy, start with understanding your preferred riding style and the most common shapes. That way you can choose which board you need. The better you understand the styles and the shapes, the simpler it is to choose the right longboard.

What is your longboard riding style?

Cruising and Carving [Beginner]

  • Used for a fun form general-all purpose way of transportation. It is a board that can take wide turns so you feel like you are surfing on concrete. It will get you from A to B and has gentle rides.

Freestyle [All levels]

  • This is one of the oldest styles, original used in skateboarding. Freestyle riding involves many technical tricks on a flat surface. It is all about creativity: dancing, goofy riding, sliding, board-tricks, and regular riding. This style is fine for beginners as well as advanced longboarders.

Free ride [Intermediate]

  • This is for performing maneuvers downhill – for example quick sliding in various speeds and technical tricks in quick succession with one another.

Downhill [Advanced]

  • Speed, speed, speed! This style is used to ride down the hill as fast as you can. Bombing the hills and going fast while maintaining control. You are using a crouch position to get more speed. If you are a beginner it is best to take it slow with this style until you gained some more experience.

Which longboard shape should you get?

Based on the style you choose above, you can now look at the shapes. There are 2 general longboard shapes that all designs fall into. Both shapes are for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

Directional: these boards are meant to go into one direction: forward. The most popular one is the pintail.

Symmetrical: these boards look the same no matter how you facing it. The back looks the same as the front. These boards are commonly used in free-riding and freestyle.

Boards come in different deck styles for every riding style. Here are the top 3 common deck styles:

  • Cruiser – the board is flat and these are the most popular ones.
  • Drop down – the board is “drops down” between the wheels and is very low to the ground, which makes it very stable – great for cruising and free ride activities.
  • Drop through – the trucks are mounted through the board, which lowers the deck – for long-distance riding, free ride and downhill.

Both directional and symmetrical boards come in these 3 deck styles.As you see, there is some overlap between the shapes and the riding styles. In the end it’s your personal choice which one you like best. Many shapes are right.

If possible try a few longboards before buying, so you know which one suits you best. What is the best board for your friend doesn’t have to be the best board for you.

Go shred it and have fun!

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3 Quick and Easy Ways to Make $1000 a Week Online (Without Spending a Dime on Traffic)

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Who else wants to learn how to make real money online? Are you sick and tired of being lied to? Of being deceived, duped and disappointed? If you are like most of the people who enjoy our articles about EASY online wealth creation, the simple truth is that you are just FED UP.

But…I want you to do me a favor.

  1. Imagine being able to generate a veritable AVALANCHE of traffic to any site, service or offer…and NOT having to pay a dime to do it.
  2. Imagine having your PICK of highly qualified, fresh leads that are already interested in your offer…BEFORE they arrive at your site.
  3. Imagine being able to build a BOOMING business on the broad back of FREE traffic……without ever relying on shady tricks or techniques that will NEVER work (nor make you feel good inside even if they did)

The truth is, I’ve mastered a very specific traffic generation strategy that I call content marketing…and the very best part is just about ANYONE reading this right now can do what I’m about to lay out for you.

Why should you believe me? I’ve written over 5,000 (yes thousand..:-) pieces of unique content that have generated MILLIONS of readers, tens of thousands of subscribers in many different niches and an empire of blogs, web sites and affiliate product promotions that you can COPY…simply using the 3 simple techniques below.

Ready? Here are my top 3 ways to generate a 4 figure WEEKLY income using nothing but free traffic derived ENTIRELY from content marketing methods. And remember, you ONLY need to make about $150 a day to get to that number, which may FEEL like a lot right now, but it’s not…and you CAN do it if you follow through.

1 – Root Level Redirection: Pick ONE high EPC product (I like an EPC of 80 or above if you are using one of the main affiliate networks like CJ) and simply install a root level re-direction that forwards the visitor from YOUR offsite content directly to the vendors landing page, with your cookie.

This works very, very well for a whole hodge podge of different products…and “free trial” offers can often convert at 3 or 4% using this approach. (and usually pay out 35 dollars PLUS per sign up…which adds up hyper fast)

2 – One page review sites: I love this approach, and this WILL convert better than the root level re-direction above…PLUS you get the added benefit of search engine optimization and natural traffic from natural search as well. (rather than just from the content directories themselves…which is pretty much where you’re going to be limited in our first example)

The key? Simply expand your product selection to 3 products, rather than one! Very easy…and while the actual click through rates are going to be less….you will probably make MORE money using this approach for sure.

3 – Relationship Marketing: Build a list. Build rapport…and relationships. And then sell your OWN suite of services. Become a coach. Or consultant. Personal services is the absolute BEST way to make a fortune online that endures in value…and won’t disappear if the products you’re promoting come down. (as CAN happen in our first two examples, and can also be a pain in the rear end AND your bank account when it does)

Honestly?

You can make 3, 4 or even 500 dollars a day as a coach, often taking whatever you are MOST personally passionate about into perpetual piles of profit…AND making it happen in a hurry!

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How to Ollie Fast – How to Ollie in Two Weeks or Less

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The ollie is one of the easiest skateboarding tricks, yet one of the most important. Learning how to do an ollie can seem like a challenging task to beginner skateboarders, but if set and follow a two week action plan, you’re guaranteed to learn how to ollie in no time!

I strongly recommend that you practice from half an hour to an hour a day if you want to learn how to ollie as quick as you can. I suggest you practice on weekdays and take a break or just go skate around on the weekends.

Before you start, you must know what the ollie looks like. I suggest you watch some “how to ollie” videos on the internet so you know how they should look and the basic steps.

Days 1-2

For the first two days, you’ll want to practice getting the foot position down. Footing is key in learning how to ollie!

You want to place your front foot a little ahead of the board, and your back foot on the tail of the skateboard, with the ball of your back foot in the center of the tail. For the first two days, just practice this foot position and make sure you’re comfortable.

Days 3-5

For the rest of the week, I recommend you practice the general motion of the ollie. One of the most helpful ways to learn how to ollie is to visualize the trick in your mind first.

Stand over the board, in the ollie position. See yourself:

1. Popping the tail by slamming your back foot down hard on the tail

2. Jumping up

3. Dragging your front foot up towards the front of the board and

4. Leveling the board out and landing on the skateboard bolts

The key in learning how to do an ollie is being able to put those three things together.

After you visualized the ollie, it’s time to stand on the board and try it out. Remember to slam, jump, and drag.

Days 8-14

For the second week, you should continue practicing your ollies. By now, you should know exactly how to do an ollie, but probably have trouble actually getting the skateboard up. If you’re having a little bit of trouble, try out these tips:

– Do not bend too far down, because this can throw off your balance. Just give a slight squat.

– Suck up your legs after you pop to help get the board in the air

– Stay centered over your board as you pop and aim to land over the bolts

The only way to overcome this is practice and persistence. You have to experiment with the timing of the trick until you find something that works for you. It took me more than a month before I learned how to ollie.

Congratulate yourself when you finally learn how to ollie. You can now take them to new places, such as onto curbs, off of ledges and over obstacles!

Good luck learning how to ollie!

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Parrot Tricks – Why Peek-A-Boo Should Be Your Parrot’s First Trick

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The first thing owners should know about their birds when teaching them parrot tricks is that it’s an immensely fun activity for both parties. A lot of people that have no experience in this and do it for the first time are surprised how enjoyable it is. In fact, teaching tricks to parrots is actually a part of proper parrot care because by nature these birds are social animals and love getting attention from their owners.

It should be noted however that it is very important to determine whether your parrot is tame first before trying to teach it tricks. You won’t get anywhere if your parrot hasn’t been trained to obey and acts violently at your training attempts.

A good first trick to train parrots is one that doesn’t require you to take him outside of his cage. This will prevent any injury to you and your precious bird if he’s not accustomed to being let out yet.

The game of peek-a-boo is one of the most amusing parrot tricks you can teach your adorable pet. Putting a towel (slowly and carefully) over a portion of his cage and going away from his line of sight will yield amusing results. Soon your parrot will peek out of the covered portion and when he does this, say “peek-a-boo!” and repeat the process. Your parrot will love this game because they naturally hide behind things like leaves and branches in the wild so it is part of their nature to peek out from behind objects. You can also try this by alternate covering the parrot cage with covering your head and exposing your face while saying “Peek-a-boo!”

Proper parrot care involves training your parrot to prevent him from injuries. If you plan to let him out of his cage at times and have no plan to clip his wings, window training is extremely important. Taking Polly out of his cage regularly and tapping his beak on the glass of all the windows will train him to be aware that flying through windows can be deadly.

Owning a parrot without training it how to talk would be ridiculous. Speech training is an inherent part of the wide array of parrot tricks you can teach your pet. Remember two things in teaching a parrot how to talk – repetition and consistency. Say the words clearly and louder than normal and do it constantly each day until he learns it. Only then can you teach him another word.

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Things to Know About a Smart Watch

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Smart watches are the new in thing today. They do a lot more than just displaying the time. They can have different applications and can do a number of useful things like alert you when your phone rings. Even though they have separate operating systems and processors, smart watches are mainly meant as an accessory to smart phones, like the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. Samsung indeed was one of the first companies to bring this wearable electronic device into our lives, and on our skin!

Do you know all the features?

Some of these watches that have been recently launched can do a plethora of interesting things. They can take pictures, give you driving directions and a lot more. perhaps the most useful application of a smart watch is reading emails and texts from your wrist. These devices connect to your tab or smart phone through bluetooth and access the applications therein. What’s more, they are easy to use and has a number of apps too. If you are lucky, you might even get one of these wearable devices that actually sports a cool camera. Some of these smart watches today actually sport a 5 MP camera that can help you take pictures in a much easier way.

Let’s be truthful, how useful are smart watches?

You might ask yourself the question as to why do you really need these watches. After all, you have your own smart phone. What’s more, your smart phone can do all the things that your smart watch can do, right? Well, think of it this way. Your camera can take better pictures than your smart phone. Yet, you do use your smart phone, don’t you? It is all about convenience and how much easier it is to handle these smart watches. You just wear them and forget about them. What’s more, with the good battery life they come with today, you surely can do a lot more with them than you can do with your smart phone.

Keeping record on your activities

Another application of these watches is keeping a record of your activities. For example, after the completion of a workout, data can be uploaded onto a computer or sent online to create a log of exercise activities for analysis.

Google has introduced its own Android operating system for smart watches. The operating system is designed to offer a smart phone like experience right in the wearable device. That’s not all. You can also run several Google-specific apps, including but not limited to Google Maps and Hangouts. Imagine chatting from your smart watch or looking at the map. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

If Google persists on its path, the wearable device scenario will be a lot different after Google Glass is launched. Google Glass is not a smart watch though and is a wearable device. Even so, there are no scarcity of choices with many companies running to capture the novel market. Apple is stated to be coming out with its own iWatch soon which will be another milestone.

Be sure to choose wisely

However, not all wearable devices are amazing. These watches are unusually large in size, for starters. Secondly, the prices are too extravagant. The Samsung Galaxy Gear costs as much as the tablet itself. Thirdly, insufficient battery life is an ongoing problem. The more the number of applications the lesser will be the battery life of the smart watch.

This is why you may think you don’t need them. They are a luxury, and a pricey one. However, they are definitely a prized possession for a tech savvy person and a novel thing indeed!

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Hardflip – Step – By – Step Guide on How to Do a Hardflip For Beginners to Pro Skateboarders!

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For the benefit of those who are new to skateboarding, let me illustrate what is a hardflip.

Hardflip is a cool trick, and if you can master the trick, you can be the coolest kid in your neighborhood!

Now a more serious definition – hardflip is a boardflip of 180 degrees at the frontal side, with a slapstick of flipping resembling a kickflip!. Rodney Mullen pioneered this trick in 1985, and made it an in-trend thingy not only to street skaters but also to those into skating.

Let me give you some tips to do the trick.

In a hardflip, rather than flipping the board beneath your legs, it is meant to flip at the center between your legs and at the same time doing a backflip followed by a half rotation. Motion-wise, it is similar to doing the frontside flip.

First step to perform this trick, at a moderate pace, roll your board with one feet at the front and the back of the skateboard. With the front foot slightly forward than it usually is, hit down the back kick as you simultaneously drag upwards your front foot and as it moves up, kick it to the side deck as similarly to kickflip. Catch and stomp the skateboard before rolling away.

The importance of the front foot stance is so that your legs will be wide enough for the skateboard to flip in between them and still able to do it without doing a 180 degrees body rotation like you see in a frontside flip. Your back foot however, needs to avoid rotating side tail of the skateboard!

You can either catch and stomp the skateboard with your front or back foot but for newbies, I would advise you to start where you can see the skateboard easily – Front!

It is crucial for you to master the motion of a backflip and a half-twist on the skateboard as the tail requires you to pop it hard in order to send it into a backflip.

It is important to also bear in mind that you should drag your foot gently upwards on the skateboard’s side deck and do not try to flip it entirely which will result in a kickflip. Instead, try to give it sufficient force for a halfway rotation.

I am not able to give all the hardflip tips here. However, you can get more free tips from my site!. Click Here to check out more tips on Hardflip.

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How To Prevent And Handle Party Crashers

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Approach the party crashers politely and calmly: By reacting harshly you could set off a potentially violent incident; it’s always best to remain calm and not lose your cool. Be aware of their demeanor and behavior: Are they friendly and respectful, or intoxicated and aggressive? How they carry and present themselves will be key to your handling of the situation.

Ask them how they heard about your party: The answer to this question can help you to decide whether or not to allow them to stay. Were they invited by another guest? Did they just walk by and come in? This information can also help you to know whether to expect other uninvited guests or a repeat situation later in the night.

Decide if it’s worth it to kick them out: If the party crashers are friendly and you would like them to stay, everybody wins – and you may have made some new friends! It this is the case, welcome them and have a good time, knowing your party is clearly the place to be!

If you would like the party crashers to leave:

Remain calm. As the host and person in charge, it is your duty to keep a level head.

Expect resistance or combative behavior

Explain (politely) to the unwanted guests that this party is by invitation only. They should get the hint.

If all else fails, try this last-resort trick: In some cases, the truth is not always the best policy; One trick that works wonders for clearing out uninvited guests is to tell them that you just got word that the cops have been called and are on their way. This often happens with large parties, usually on behalf of an irritated neighbor or in some cases, even the host’s housemates. After privately telling your close friends and in-control (and invited!) party guests what is going on, make it seem like now that the police are officially involved, the party is over. Have people start shuffling toward the door and appear to be heading out. Most overzealous party crashers do not want to consciously test the limits of the law during their night out, so chances are they will call it a night and leave willingly.

Prevent party crashers from ruining your night by:

Making it clear in the invitation or to your friends whether they may invite others.

If the party crashers seem dangerous or are armed, call the police immediately

Hire some mega- muscle for the night: Professional security guards or bodyguards are trained to deal with these types of situations, and above all else, provide priceless peace of mind that you, your property, and your guests are protected, in the event that your party is so cool it just had to be crashed.

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C# – Sending SMTP Email

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C# can send emails with the .NET Framework fairly easily, especially via the SMTP protocol. The SMTP protocol is a common way to send emails.

Because SMTP emails require an SMTP server to send, it is probably easiest to use Google’s Gmail server. Thus you’ll need a Gmail account, which is simple and free to create. Once you have a Gmail account sending SMTP emails with C# is a breeze. The trick is to use the System.Net.Mail namespace instead of System.Web.Mail. The second namespace was replaced by System.Net starting on .NET Framework 2.0.

But what do you do to connect to Google’s server? You need a few bits of information. The first is that Gmail’s SMTP server address is smtp.gmail.com. The second thing you need to know is that the C# application must connect through port 587. How do we know this? The information is provided to developers freely by Google. Other SMTP servers also provide their own address and port to connect with.

However there is still one more thing, most SMTP servers need authentication to send your emails. This is where the Gmail account comes into play. Using the NetworkCredential .NET class, specify your username and password. This will authenticate your connection with the server. Just make sure your username includes @gmail.com.

Everything is handled through SmtpClient class. The class encapsulates some pretty powerful functions, including adding attachments and sending HTML emails. HTML emails are emails that are written with HTML code and are displayed while web pages. Although it depends on the email client, most clients can read HTML emails without a problem, allowing your C# application to send emails with images and formatted text. The SmtpClient class also allows developers to add headers, which can fine-tune the behavior of emails. However be aware that some SMTP servers, like Google’s, will ignore certain headers and just use information from your account. For example, setting the From field to something else will be ignored by GMail, which will automatically set the From field to your email address.

Lastly make sure SSL is enabled on the C# application. SSL is an encryption protocol and it is absolutely required or Gmail’s server will not accept your connection.

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