Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are you dressing to express, or dressing to impress? I am guilty of the latter but mind you, I always get desirable result. I haven’t mastered the art of seduction yet but I am glad to be complimented for what I am wearing or what I am doing.

Let’s not talk about getting flirty or what not. Instead, let us focus on comfortable outfit this summer. Great! Floral dresses are getting sexier than ever. Therefore, the seductive looks are not always achieved with provocative swimsuits but also through delicate and stylish dresses. And what make them more fabulous are the different ruffles, belts, laces and chiffon. Your accessories can easily blend with classic and fresh designs. It's really nice to mix and match!

Our summer outing will be on April 17 – 18 at Island Cove, Cavite. But I am afraid that I might not make it due to conflicting schedule with Rise of the Eldrazi’s Pre-Release. Too bad, I can’t flaunt my white-lace layered dress.

I’m so excited to start blogging about my personal life again. I have nothing to brag about right now, just want to share some of my plans.

Good news! My sister will be graduating from college this April 9, 2010. I have already sent my vacation leave request and I am hoping that it will be favorably considered. That would mean I have to spend four days at Batangas. Time for “home sweet home”!

I really love to experience the simplicity of life in the province. But what I am more thrilled about is the thought of me and my sister planning about the renovation of our house. Few more steps and our dream house will come true! I have the floor plan with me and I have contacted few architects already. I have attended the PAG-IBIG seminar as well.

So, what’s the vivid description of my soon to be sweetest home? A house with wonderfully landscaped hedges, exquisite terrace by the rooftop, relaxing quaint bar, superb living room with glass doors, deluxe apple green bed, splendid shower room with designer radiators, delightful dining room and kitchen, magnificent library, amazing fountain, and romantic lights in the garden. Whew. Such a grand dream!

Yeah... literally "dreams". Well, it’s my right anyway. And whether it turns out to be less captivating as the one above, I will still be happy about it. I want a lovely home, not a luxurious mansion.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

No blogging for today! Earth Day - All switches are off! Kidding. Haha. Just wanna support Earth Hour today at 8:30 PM. And the time zone? I don't know, I will follow my local time here in the Philippines.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Aside from WooRank, here is another nice find by the Tycoon Blogger, the Typealyzer.

The analysis is based on the texts found on your blog so you're the only one who can determine its accuracy. Does the result really portray your personality? Since I have no idea what the other blog types are, I have no choice but to believe this analysis especially that my two blogs yield the same result: Spread the W.O.R.D and I'm The Man!

My other blogs have different personalities! Check them out:

It's all about the blog CONTENT! (And obviously the mood when writing...)

I thought it's all because of my vertigo, but no! I felt dizzy as if my room is enclosing around me while the "spinning" at the back of my head continues. I was online by then... what ironic is that instead of confirming the earthquake and checking the intensity over the Internet, I simply texted my friends and family in a one-word panicky tone: "Lumilindol?!"

I was all by myself here in Manila so I was really shocked and yes, frightened. Thanks to MTG community via NG, I found the link about the latest news - inquirer.net
MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 4) A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked Metro Manila and surrounding provinces at 1:29 p.m. Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said, causing office workers in the metropolis to rush out of their buildings.
Phivolcs corrected its earlier estimate that the earthquake was 6.2 in magnitude, it was actually a 5.9-quake. Though the nearby provinces were also affected, Batangas (my hometown) was not mentioned so I'm glad that my family's safe.

What's with the rumbling underneath?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What happened?! What could have triggered XOOM to come up with this kind of decision? This means INCONVENIENCE to me! Well, my EON Cyber account is still there but Xoom seems to be the most practical mode of money transfer for me. Thanks to Sam for the consistent Xoom updates! Too bad... no more Paypal transfer via Xoom.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Search engine optimization! What? I'm just a simple blogger who's after the content, backlinks and traffic. As long as I can post and I have readers who leave comments, I am happy. That's all. Furthermore, this is just a personal blog and not created to promote any business. Do I still need to have knowledge about SEO?

I don't care at all until I stumbled upon WooRank. It provides me the following information that bothers concerns me a lot. Well, in a sense that it makes me curious on how I can improve my ranking. Also, the analysis is too technical for me to grasp. Who can simplify this matter for me?

Those who would like to help me with this can view the detailed report here...

Raise your hands guys! And if you think I am no longer Adgitizing, then you're wrong. Of course I still have my ads up on the Adgitize Network. Only this time, it is not this BHO blog. No need to guess, here it is:

Spread the W.O.R.D is currently PR1 with an Alexa Rank of 1,306,407. Not so impressive but hey, it's not all about the numbers! Once again, NUMBERS don't lie. But it's not EVERYTHING. Available data so far:

Hope you can give SWORD a visit. Comments are much appreciated! Thanks!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Alright, this would be my second lottery ticket for the year. The numbers seem not so random? I am not addicted to this game of luck. I just took the chance when I passed by the ticket booth when I claimed my oDesk shirt at Pasig Central Post Office.

I actually missed the lotto draw that night and just checked the winning numbers today:

SuperLotto 6/49
Php 25,775,488.80
Draw Date: 3/18/2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

For me, the thought of cruising together is so romantic. Sailing aboard with my boyfriend is too exciting for me to imagine. We haven’t had the opportunity to travel together so we better give it a try. I don’t have a grand dream cruise in particular. All I want is something that will make us happy. Enjoying the ride is already given, and having memories that will always linger into my senses after the tour can make me happier. Of course, being with him forever will be my happiest moment!

We have so many plans for our future and a great vacation is one of them. We don’t have the same schedule and he just recently moved out from his previous apartment so it makes our relationship more challenging. Nevertheless, we still find time for dates and phone calls. As for cruises, still daydreaming about it. Obviously it is still a long way to go before we experience real island escapes and holiday flights, we’ll just make the most of our summer loving. Every moment with him spells F-U-N!

You get the job, what's next? Of course you must complete the assignment! Is that all? Probably, yes. But what you're doing while you are trying to accomplish the assigned task can greatly affect your next jobs. How? Through Ratings and Feedback.

I am inspired to share my next tip because the most recent feedback from my clients are so encouraging and heart-warming. I was happy with the payment I received, but what made me happier are the positive comments and kinds words from them:

My current feedback rating is 4.90.

As for feedback policy, oDesk stated that:
Feedback is essential to the proper functioning of oDesk’s marketplace. We believe that two-way feedback improves the overall quality of the network and ensures the best possible matches between Buyers and Providers. We believe that anyone submitting feedback on another User should treat the other User with respect, courtesy and professionalism. We also ask that all Users seek to understand the reasons for success or failure of an assignment before assigning feedback to the other person. Please remember that feedback becomes part of a person's public profile and is critical to their reputation and credibility and, therefore, their ability to successfully continue as a productive participant on oDesk.
Another good thing about the feedback system is that it is "double-blind". You cannot see the given feedback for you until you leave feedback for the other party. Providing of feedback can be done within 14 days after completion of assignment.

Here is my tip to all aspiring oDeskers:

While Applying For the Job
- I have already provided the two versions of my oDesk tips. Here's a recap:

oDesk Tips Version 1
oDesk Tips Version 2

Just want to add something. When submitting a sample for a job you are applying for, make sure that it is relevant for the position or job specifications. If the job posting is all about relationship articles, don't attach previous work about loans and refinancing. Though the client can still see your writing style and check your grammar, it is still important to highlight your abilities and market your talent by showing off your best and most related work.

A provider and buyer's feedback is based on 5 criteria. All having a 0-5 star rating, 5 being the highest:

Jazz up your oDesk profile through an impressive résumé. Fill it up with positive feedback!

On Getting the Job Done
- Before working on your assignment, check the original job posting. Make sure you are following the tasks specified and meeting all the requirements. This can help you gain high scores for Skills and Quality.

- Be there when the client needs you. I know that the different time zones make it challenging for all of us but allocating a little portion of your time to the buyer by informing him or her about the updates is a plus for your Availability and Communication score.

- Be responsible. Be true to your words. Finish the job on time. Most clients are from US and they are strict when it comes to Deadline. There is no such thing as Filipino time. Take it from the American culture.

- Be versatile and passionate about your job. When client requested you to modify something or informed you about sudden change of plan, as long as it is reasonable, take it light-heartedly. Your bonus will be reflected on Cooperation score. There are even buyers who pay more than your bid if they are highly satisfied with the job!

Hope that helps! Happy earning!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When boredom strikes you, what do you usually do? Watching TV, reading magazine, and listening to the radio are nothing but traditional ways of killing time and relaxing yourselves. The birth of Internet had provided us lots of alternatives such as being busy with social networking, web chat with camera, online betting via casinos, multi-player games and more.

I am not into procrastination but every time I get lethargic, my laptop becomes my bestfriend. I am not into Facebook applications; instead, you can find me in online forums probably on the games and download discussion boards. I also love trying free stuff online especially joining the contests. Lady luck has been always kind to me so I always end up winning amazing prizes. Other games I would like to try are bingo, instant win games, slot machines, roulette and video poker. These games can keep my energy going at the comfort of my own room. Furthermore, I enjoy the thrill of collecting my winnings!

Just recently, I shared how I randomly picked a lottery ticket. Though I did not win the grand prize or any consolation, I am still happy because I was able to revive the old part of me – being carefree and risk taker. And oh, I just realized that I used to play the local bingo game at my hometown.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

If you would like to monetize your blog or website, you could visit Ask2link to learn more. Ask2link is a search engine marketing company that specializes in selling text links and banner ads. Advertisers, you may want to think about spending your marketing budget beyond PPC(Pay-per-click) such as Yahoo Search Marketing, MSN AdCenter, or Google Adwords. Why?

Static HTML links can bring you targeted traffic, bring you more organic search traffic, and also potentially improve your search engine rankings (SERPs), and you could increase your website traffic or sales. It also has uses in search engine reputation management. Search engine reputation management companies also use various SEO techniques to fight negative publicity. Start advertising now in this website as part of your SEO or online marketing campaign. You could now purchase static text links or banner ads on my website by following on the links below:

Buy links now on this website.

And no matter whether you are SEO beginner, expert, SEO consultant, or search engine marketing company, you could also try Ask2Link as SEO tools as they are one of the companies that offer SEO services.

Note: Quoted from Ask2Link.com

Sunday, March 14, 2010

For me this is not a bad news because I only have few ECs since I always spend them as soon as I earn enough from EC dropping. Have you heard about Entrecard capping all accounts at 100K credit starting March 31, 2010? Yes, it's true. I got this important notice via email two days ago.

All accounts with with less than 100,000 EC will not be affected. This is to encouraged the lucky ones to be active in the EC market again by utilizing their credits in advertising and purchasing items or services. The said 100K EC capping covers the total credits of your linked blogs.

Share your riches. Give away some ECs or spend them all the way!

By the way, I have updated my TOP EC Droppers widget on the left side bar. Though it dramatically drops to an average of 10.5 drops for the top 10, I am still thankful to my random visitors and loyal readers.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Are you aware of it? Starting March 2010, BidVertiser will be paying its publishers additional revenue - "Conversion Bonus" revenue!

So if your blogs have high quality traffic generating actual leads and revenue for advertisers, you can enjoy this additional CBP at the end of each month. I haven't receive any payment yet from Bidvertiser because I'm too far from the minimum payout rate. I'm not even expecting it anytime soon. In fact, I am not hoping for it. Well, what I mean is that I am not working hard for it. I am not encouraging clicks nor doing hard core promotions of my blog. I'm just sharing this latest rather too late announcement to all Bidvertiser publishers out there. Since I don't have Google Adsense here, Bidvertiser is not bad at all.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm trying to adhere to my blogging schedule so aside from scheduled posts, I am consistently updating BHO with my earning escapades and payment proofs.

Here is my second earning from BlogToProfit.

My first earning is $12 so I have already earned $30 from them as of this writing!

Happy earning!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I just signed up with YouSayToo and now, I am supporting this cause:

Even in the Philippines, the need for clean water is very evident, rather, MORE WATER. Any update about El Niño phenomenon? I have to admit, this SUMMER season is something different. It's dehydrating me. No exagerration added. It is really driving me nuts!

I am inviting you to support this campaign by signing up at YouSayToo and following these steps:

Together, let's make a difference!

How's your weekend everyone? So far, so good? Hope you are having a great time!

As for me, I'm so busy working for my online clients through oDesk. I'm really saving up for my Kuala Lumpur trip. Haha.

Now, let's get back to business. If you want steady online income, sign up with oDesk and start earning right away. No bogus. Get started now and check out my tips and tricks!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Just a week ago, I have invited you guys to join "Create Your Own Website" Contest! So how was it? Alright, keep that creative juices and bright ideas coming! The competition is still up and running so for those who are interested, just visit VA Training Online for more information.

Here's a quick glimpse on how to join the contest:

As for the prizes, there's a wide range of it to choose from! Some tempting items:

Take a look of their favorites here...

For submission of entry, you can refer to the Contest Form. This is open worldwide and will end on June 30, 2010. Best of luck!

* Don’t know where to start? Here’s your guide: Overview on Website Planning & Creation

* You know your contents but you don’t exactly know how to build a website? These step-by-step videos will help: Video Walkthrough

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Since it is just few more days before the 9th of March, I am feeling excited to post the good news! (Well, at least to me!)

You may join this exciting program by clicking the image below. If you’re feeling kind to me today, just enter my email ad on the referrer's email field. liezl_7m5(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Looking forward to more opportunities!

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Lucky Pick!

I remember the first time I bought a lottery ticket... it was around 2003 when my one-year scholarship contract with Meralco Institute ended. Together with my friends,we tried our luck through the Lucky Pick. We did not win. Haha. So we applied for a different scholarship the next year.

Yeah, I'm getting nostalgic. But at the same time, I am feeling lucky. So I tried my luck again!

If it so happened that you're the first one to know the winning numbers, feel free to let me know if I win by posting a comment here. Haha. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

For today, I will let you take a closer look at the image below and draw an inference.

And the conclusion? For sure the next image will confuse the hell out of you. Oops, sorry for the term, but that's what I've felt while reviewing my Adgitize account and blog traffic.

All I know is that I've got a one week free advertising because of system issues and from that point, I did not renew my Adgitize ads because I'm too afraid of not getting the real worth of my money, possibly due to faulty server or inefficient network and poor service. Though the above images might be confusing, with or without them, I am certain that Adgitize had played a very important role in making B:HO a PR3. Having sad that, I am currently plotting my online schedule on my planner before I proceed to renewing my ads! Hope you guys can welcome me back!

I never thought it was this fast! I just noticed few days ago that there's a new link on my upper left side bar and then boom, here comes the Paypal notification about a newly received payment from Ask2Link!

Advertisers and bloggers alike can join this fastest growing network!

If you have a blog, website, or forum, with a minimum PageRank 1 or Alexa rank under 2,000,000 (2 million), you could earn more money from your website beyond Google Adsense contextual ads. Advertisers can buy ad space on my PR3 blog. Ask2link.com provides secure, easy, and fast checkout flow so you could get your text link ads or banner ads live within 2 minutes after online payment. Platforms supported include PHP, Ruby on Rails, Perl, ASP, JSP, and hosted blogs at Blogger.com or Wordpress.com . They also provide you with the ability to customize the 'nofollow' tag tag when you sell your ads. This may affect your ad sales, though.


Monday, March 01, 2010

Your own website plays a very important role in making your online business successful. It is like shooting two birds in one stone: enhancing your creativity and promoting your business. Now, nothing gets exciting than having multiple rewards by creating your own website. Yes, on top of that two benefits you can also win fabulous prizes!

Design a unique and dynamic website and win the prize of your choice! This competition is open to all Virtual Assistants or Online Freelancers. VA Training Online is giving you the chance to shine through this online initiative. Joining is easy as 1-2-3!

Cool prizes await grand winners! Here's an update about favorite prizes:

You may also click the above image for a real-time view of the pie graph.

To create your own website, refer to the criteria for judging. Once done, submit your masterpiece here!

This is open worldwide and will end on June 30, 2010.

* Don’t know where to start? Here’s your guide: Overview on Website Planning & Creation

* You know your contents but you don’t exactly know how to build a website? These step-by-step videos will help: Video Walkthrough

What are you waiting for? Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity! Should you wish to spread the word just copy the code below:

I know I'm not the first one to find out about DirectSatTV.com because I have been blog hopping over the weekend and found out positive reviews about it. I checked it out myself and it is very timely for I've stumbled upon great DIRECT TV Deals which can definitely make my summer more fun and interesting!

Though it is a must to hit the beach and enjoy the summer sun, I feel excited about enjoying my new entertainment experience at home by availing DIRECTTV Deals!

If you are searching for best DIRECTV Deals, I can say that the search is over not to mention that you can take advantage of 50% discount for one year. Your accumulated savings can make a big difference on your finances. What more, their services are guaranteed to be convenient. No doubt about being affordable. Professional installation is already included on the package so there is really nothing to be be worried about.

Icongalore.com is an online store that sell high quality icons need for web development, application development, and other purposes. There are thousands of professionaly designed icons displayed in the website. The website contains icons suitable for various windows OS, such as XP style icons, Vista icons, and Windows 7 icons. They are further classified into categories to make it easy for the customers to choose the pack they are in need of. These various categories of icons come in five different formats, three states and in all standard sizes. Each of the icon package has a complete set of icons required for specific purposes and have be priced much lower than the standard market price.

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Buytemplates.net is a renowned online store for high quality websites templates. The online store has been serving global clients over a decade now. Over these years the online web template store has been transformed into a superstore with thousands of web templates in various categories and web technologies. You can find all kinds of web templates that range from simple HTML web templates to the complex Joomla templates that run on CMS technology. Buytemplates.net has successfully adapted to various trend changes in the internet world and remains the best online web template store to this day. The store has three membership plans to suit the needs of its customers. These consist of budget, standard and premium membership programs. The website also offer plethora of freebies and complete online support until your websites are launched. All of the services provided by the website, such as template customization, custom designing, content insertion, or even hosting are priced very competitively. Best of all the freebies is the one year free web hosting service offered to every new member.

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Mukhang Pera is a blog for money-conscious Filipinos. The blog is a great source of information on the latest offline and online contests, promos, discounts, how to make money, and more. All the information blogged there has been filtered for the Philippine audience but readers from other countries can still learn a lot from the blog.

Win prizes worth hundreds of dollars from Mukhang Pera.


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