Profitable Site Promotion – Great Strategies to Try for a Successful Site Promotion

Many successful sites nowadays use multiple strategies to make sure that their website promotions will work. You can not take everything to chances when you are making business online. You need to know how to mix and match the strategies that would help your business to stand out from all the rest.

Here are some strategies that you can adopt on your web site:

1. Offer your visitors great content. As much as possible, your contents should be unique as well as fresh. Give your customers the option to re-print and use the contents as long as they put in the link to your website. Search engines also love websites that are offering regular updates with their content.

2. If you would be offering products to your site, you can use pay per click advertising. You will only pay if some one clicks on that advertisement.

3. You can write an ebook that would help you promote your website. Choose a topic that you are familiar with and have it published in the Internet. When people learn that you are an expert on this field, they would trust you. And since you have established your credibility on that field, they would find ways to know more about your company and in no time, they would become your constant visitors on your web site.

4. If you want to become an expert with your industry, you can have seminars or tutorials on your web site’s forums. This strategy can entice visitors to check your website out.

5. Learn how to blog. Young or old ones are now being hooked with blogging. You can create your own blog and then link it up with your website. Make sure that you update your blog regularly so that your visitors will keep on coming for your brilliant postings.

10 Worst Internet Marketing Lies

Internet Marketing has become a dirty word. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not that Internet marketing itself is bad.

In fact, anything that is promoted or sold over the Internet can be claimed to have been marketed over the Internet, thus been sold through “Internet Marketing” or “IM.”

But since anyone can anonymously run a business from the Internet, many scams and shady dealings have been run under the guise of ‘Internet marketing.’ Add the fact that the majority of products having to do with IM are “what is the laziest possible way to make money online,” then it’s pretty easy to see how IM earned such a bad rep.

Don’t let that put you off. Legitimate marketing on the Internet is a fantastic way to make money. You can work from home, get clients from anywhere around the world, and often reduce marketing costs… but you have to know what you’re doing.

So to save you (and your bank account) from heartbreak, here’s:

The 10 Worst Lies in Internet Marketing – along with the truth:

1) “I’ll show you how I earned $XX,XXX in just 3 hours!” You’ll commonly see claims like these on sales pages. Sales pages are those long, endless web pages that take about 2 minutes of scrolling till you reach the bottom (annoying – but they do sell). The problem with these claims is they’re half truths.

Often, the marketer will show you how to create, implement, and execute some sort of product launch. After all, good product launches can actually earn marketers 6 figures on the first day alone. What they don’t tell you is that it took them a good 6 months, a few thousand dollars, and endless hours of headaches to set everything up for that payoff.

That’s not to say the money isn’t worth the time – but trust me. Short of prostitution, there is little you can do to earn that kind of dough for only a couple hours of work.

2) “Everyone else is making money online doing practically nothing!” In ‘the real world’, 95% of all small businesses fail within the first 5 years. In the internet, it’s closer to 99%. There’s a huge amount of people all competing for the big bucks. And while there are people who are making thousands of dollars online, I can assure you they had to do a lot of work to get there.

3) “Product X will give you ‘push button riches.’” A lot of newbies fall for this lie. It’s a commonly used lie because peddlers want to sell their junk. The truth is, there is no product in the world that will make money for you on its own.

And if there were, internet marketers wouldn’t sell it online for $49 a pop. However, there are useful products that can give you information that will help you work smarter. But you’ll still have to do the work.

4) “Internet marketing is easier than normal marketing.” The complete opposite is true. Like I stated in point 2, the internet is highly competitive. You have to have a good angle or “unique selling proposition” in order to stand out and make a name (and moolah) for yourself. It also takes a lot of time to build up your reputation… and often you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone in order to see results.

You also have to keep productive and resist the urge to look at cute cat pictures, surf YouTube, or stumble across any of the other thousands of time-wasters online.

5) “Anyone can get rich on the Internet.” To become a millionaire, you need to be dedicated. I mean, you really need to be willing to adapt, sacrifice, and constantly challenge the status quo. You have to learn from failures and build on the successes.

Most people give up after a few weeks. They don’t realize they have to put in months – sometimes years – of effort before they see the fruits of their labor.

And frankly, there’s people who would be much happier letting others worry about blazing the trails so they can walk down the path and enjoy the view. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. Not everyone WANTS to deal with all the headache that goes into running a business, nor can they.

6) “All you need is traffic.” If that was true, you’d find thousands of sites with no content on them. People search for websites to solve a problem. If they land on your site and all they find is garbled fluff and ads, they’ll leave. And never come back.

If you want to truly make money, fill your site with useful content, pictures, interesting facts and information. You will gain readers, and they will want to buy the things you sell.

7) “Good writing/content/articles can be bought for a couple bucks.” Good articles – really good articles – take hours to write. This article took me about 5 1/2 hours to research, write, edit, format, and publish.

Don’t believe me? Go ahead and write up a well-thought-out article. Not rehash- put thought, experience, and value into that article. Then make it interesting.

Internet marketers might tell you that you can buy good content for $5. But trust me – I’ve seen $5 articles. From bad grammar to garbled content, you’d have better results if you shredded up your money and threw it out.

When you find a solid writer, make sure you pay them well – they’ll make your business look awesome.

8 ) “Fake it till you make it.” This is one of the most destructive lies in IM.

Basically, it’s a philosophy that tells people to “Pretend you know what you’re doing until you’re actually successful.” There is a ‘white hat’ method to this lie – have confidence, work hard, and you’ll get there.

Unfortunately, what ends up happening is most newbies lie through their teeth about their qualifications for things like SEO services and writing skills. Then these newbies offer those services to businesses and fail to deliver – because the newbies have no idea what they’re doing in the first place. Which leaves the businesses burned.

It’s like going to a surgeon, laying down on the operating table, only to find out he’s never actually operated before – but he did read a book on it!

Speaking of books…

9) “You should rehash old material and resell it as an ebook.” There’s this false perception that you can slap together an eBook or product, then watch the riches roll in. Don’t try it. Once people see that you’re just in it for the money, you’ve lost potentially loyal customers – forever.

If you have something valuable to share, put thought and time into it, and make your product. Set up a solid site, and hire a freelance copywriter to write up a strong sales page for you. You’ll sell a lot more, and you’ll have many loyal customers.

10) “The most important part of Internet Marketing is to make money.” Never buy from anyone who tells you this. Why? Because it’s the worst lie of all.

If your whole goal in life is to just ‘make money’ then you need to reevaluate yourself. That’s not to say it shouldn’t be one of your goals, but the moment you make it the priority is the moment you start engaging in shady dealings. Your goal should be to bring value to others through your product or service. If you work hard to help others, success will never be too far off.

10 Best Home Based Business Success Tools – Number 7 – A Stubborn Determination to Keep Going

This is the seventh in a series of articles and videos that I have put together to reveal some hidden truths about what you need to succeed in any home based business. Here is the list at a glance:No. 1 – A Great Marketing System
No. 2 – A Fantastic Sponsor or Business Coach
No. 3 – A Millionaire Mindset
No. 4 – A Big Dream That Fuels Your Engine
No. 5 – A Strong Desire to Succeed
No. 6 – A Powerful Belief in Your Own Ability
No. 7 – A Stubborn Determination to Keep Going
No. 8 – A Continuing Education
No. 9 – A Purpose Beyond the Money
No. 10 – A Product You Can Connect With PersonallyHas anyone ever told you that you were stubborn, bullheaded or the like? Don’t take it lying down; use it to your advantage! Be stubborn, be bullheaded, and be inflexible in your determination to keep going in your marketing efforts to build your home based business.Ranking number 7 on my list of 10 best home based business success tools, having a stubborn determination to keep going is often the only difference between success and failure.We’ve all seen the football game that comes down to one play. The underdogs have fought back and have victory in their grasp. This is the play that means the championship or a crowd of thousands booing them. The player with the ball has just 3 yards to the goal line, but 5 players from the opposing team have grabbed him from all sides with more players piling on trying to bring him down. Somehow he stays on his feet, inching his way step by tackle-laden step. The sweat pours down his face and into his eyes; the pain of his burden twisting his features into a maniacal grimace. The crowd is going wild and you can see he is losing strength.Nothing but pure stubbornness kicks in, giving him the muscle to push one more agonizing step over the goal line before he collapses under the weight of his opponents. He has singlehandedly carried half the opposing team a distance of 15 feet and carried his team and his hometown to victory.Let’s face it, building a successful home based business is not easy – you’ve heard it before, if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Thousands try every year and most fail; why? One reason and one reason only: they give up when it gets tough, or too much time passes with no results. It is hard, it is work, it is discouraging, and it is disheartening at times. But the only thing that the ones who make it do differently
than the ones who don’t is that they just refuse to quit.I’ve talked about persistence in other articles, and a lot of people ask me: how do I keep going? How do I hang on in the face of such odds? This is where the answer seems to be the most elusive, complicated mystery, but in fact this is where it gets very simple: just keep going. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time. If others have gone before you and made it, keep following in their footsteps. Ignore the naysayers, ignore the mental exhaustion and just keep going.One way that I have used to engage my stubbornness is actually the next item on my list of 10 best home based business success tools – No. 8: A Continuing Education. In my next article I illustrate how taking a mental recharge by seeking new information can not only give you an edge, it can sometimes make the puzzle pieces you’ve been struggling with fall right into place!Here’s to your success!

Turn Your Blogging Into a Home Based Business

Blogging, as well as a small home based business are a great fun to experience. Turning your blogging practice into a small home based business can provide you a chance to become a boss. Furthermore, it can provide you with any amount of money. The actual amount of money depends on your struggle, determination, provided time and other similar factors. First of all, you should understand that blogging is not restricted to making posts of typical types. You can turn your blog into a true website that has almost every feature of a website. Sometimes, blogs are so featured and utilizable that you won’t be able to distinguish between a professional website and a blog.If you are blogging since a year or more, you should learn the hidden secret of monetizing your blog. And, the readiness of receiving affiliate program checks and PayPal receipts depends upon your existing blog readers and your SEO (search engine optimization) approach. If you really have traffic of thousands of visitors per day, then you already have lost several thousand dollars due to not monetizing your blog earlier. The two core things required for your blog to become a home based business is ‘affiliate program’ or ‘other revenue generating tools’ and ‘quality traffic’. Let’s have a brief discussion of these two factors.Quality traffic is the first and most important need of your blog – even if you don’t want to make money. Obviously you have started a blog so that you can share your creativity, knowledge, ideas, experiences, and stories with others. And, if you don’t have regular readers of your blog, it is useless to have a blog. Therefore, just regularly updating your blog is not enough. You will also need to drive traffic to it through various means. Now, this starts with a completely new topic of ‘generating traffic for your blog’. But, since this article is related to converting your blog into a home based business, we will not discuss this thing over here.You should understand the importance of regularly updating your blog. If just make a post and leave your blog for several weeks and install it up with affiliate program and PPC networks, and then wait for money; it’s impossible to receive even a single penny. The first thing required for a successful blogger and for a successful blogging is the ‘regular updates’. Now, the frequency of updating varies depending on the niche of your blog. If it is a news blog, you will need to update it at least 50 times a day, so that you can keep your reader attracted and up-to-date. Similarly, it is related to some finance, you should update it twice a day. There’s no hard and fast rule that determines the frequency of posting on your blog.Once you ensure, quality, regular, and solid traffic to your blog, you should begin the process of monetizing your blog. There are thousands of ways you can monetize your blog. From affiliate programs to PPC (pay per click) advertisements, there exist thousands of options to go with. You can simply select any one or more option according to its rules and regulations. Say, for example, you are monetizing your blog with affiliate program. Now, there are thousands of affiliate networks like, and so on. They offer a wide variety of products to promote. You should find those products which resemble the niche of your blog. Usually, a HTML code is provided after you selected the product. This HTML code is needed to be pasted at the place of promotion. You can simply paste this link to forums and other blogs as well. Different blogging services have different ways of adding HTML codes to the blog posts.If the location and alignment of your affiliate advertisement is perfect, and you truly receive thousands of readers a day, you are already making thousands of dollars per month. That’s true! You can see a remarkable growth in your income with the quality of your traffic. So, keep on increasing the quality traffic of your website and keep on adding useful affiliates to your blog, and get your home based business make thousands of dollars for you.

Low Cost Home Based Businesses

Low cost home based businesses are a popular option in these difficult and uncertain economic circumstances, as many people are looking to earn some extra money to help pay their bills. With the advent of the internet and the possibilities that it opens up for home-based businesses, this is one option that people are actively exploring. They are looking for low cost home based businesses, either because they want to test the waters or simply because they do not have the money for starting up a traditional business such as a franchise. There are thousands of different opportunities that are low cost home based businesses and I will outline some of them below:Accounting services. A person can choose either to provide basic bookkeeping services or more advanced financial services such as preparation of final accounts or tax accounting and advice. A lot of small and medium businesses that cannot afford full-time financial specialists will happily pay for part-time advice. Obviously the more value added by the advice, the higher the level of remuneration. Marketing the services is extremely inexpensive on the Internet if social networking or businesses networking websites are used cleverly. Because marketing on the Internet is often free, this is a genuine low-cost home-based business opportunity.Business planning services. A lot of small businesses realize the importance of business planning but are not equipped to carry out the exercise by themselves. The service offered should be comprehensive ranging from market research to financial projections. Depending on the purpose for which the client requires a business plan, that particular service from the package should be highlighted. For instance, if the plan is required for inviting investment or for raising debt, the presentation and the financial reports should be tailored accordingly. An individual can market themselves online very effectively and take full advantage of this low cost home based business.Writing and editorial services. The proliferation of the Internet has generated considerable demand for content and, as a result, freelancing has become a lucrative proposition. Editorial services consist of activities such as proofreading, indexing and getting books ready for publication either in print or online. Writing services generally include writing SEO-optimized articles for article marketing as well as website content. There is also a considerable demand for freelance marketing copywriters to write promotional and sales copy. There are a number of websites (such as Elance or ODESK) that act as online marketplaces to bring freelancers and prospective buyers together. Buyers post projects on the sites and freelancers bid for them. For certain types of jobs, the website guarantees payment and, in general, their fees are extremely affordable. Operating through these websites can create a genuine low cost home based business opportunity.

Ideas for a Small Business

If you want to start your own small business, there are many ways that you can do this. There are infinite possibilities for small businesses for many people, but often they just don’t know where to start. Here are some ideas for a small business to get you started if you just don’t know what you want to do.

Many people want to start their own business for many reasons, but they just don’t know where to start. They understand the advantages of the idea very well, as well as the money they could make, even if the business is only a part time endeavor. But, the problem is that many people don’t know what they want to do with their business, or what would even sell.

For women, one of the best ideas for a small business is to take advantage of other companies that are already selling health or beauty products and create your own business by simply becoming an independent vendor. This is a simple process and it usually involves selling items that other women will want to buy. There are many ideas for a small business within this category – it just depends on what you want to sell.

If you are not a woman, one of the best ideas for a small business is to simply offer your own handyman skills as a service for many people. It takes a licensed professional to work on a toilet or to work on an electrical system in a home, but there are always many other types of tasks that need to be completed around the home. For example, roofs sometimes need to be repaired and sometimes carpet needs to be replaced. These are tasks that men are able to do most of the time, and provides a great home business opportunity for men that could generate a lot of money.

If you spend a lot of time online, you can look there to create your own ideas for a business. Web design services are a popular business idea that many skilled individuals are taking advantage of to make a great amount of money. All this takes is the right skills and some good marketing to get a business such as this up and running. And it is so easy for many people because they can start it up from their home computer and keep it running right there without much money at all.

There are many different ideas for a small business to choose from that people can take advantage of if they decide that they want to make money on their own with their own small business. These three are a few of the most popular for people, and can give way to many more great ideas for small businesses that people can start up. And all of these are very simple to create and run. As mentioned, these are just a few, though. If you don’t like these, you can continue looking. The opportunities are endless.

Natural Supplements to Grow Taller Review – Herbal Facts and Marketer’s Claims Review

Why do many consumers take dietary supplements to grow taller? The reasons are varied-many times medically valid, sometimes not. In low or appropriate dosages, some supplements offer health benefits under some circumstances. Some people use supplements with good intention: perhaps in search of protection from or a remedy for health problems such as depression, aging skin, cancer, or arthritis. Still others seek added benefits: perhaps better athletic performance or sexual prowess. Too often, supplement use is based on scientifically unfounded marketing promises. But, some people still claim to undeniable scientific proofs.

It would be great, but boosting your nutrient intake won’t cause your cells to produce extra energy or more brain power. Only three nutrients carbohydrates, fats, and proteins supply energy or calories to grow taller. Vitamins don’t. Although B vitamins do help body cells produce energy from the three energy nutrients, they don’t produce energy themselves. Many powerful drugs and toxic chemicals are plant-based. Varieties of mushrooms can be classified as “culinary delicious” or “deadly dangerous.” In the same vein, herbal supplements should be used with caution! Any healthy natural supplements to grow taller, without proper doctor acknowledgement and governement authority approbation sounds really fishy to me.

Athletes and other physically active people need about the same amount of nutrients as others do to grow taller just more energy, or calories, for the increased demands of exercise. The extra amount of food that active people eat supplies the very small amount of extra vitamins needed to grow taller and have more energy production, too.

Although protein needs are somewhat higher for some athletes, especially for those in strength-training sports, food can easily provide the extra. On another note, physical activity, not extra amino acids (protein), builds muscle. For more on nutrition for athletes and ergogenic aids.

Dietary supplements to grow taller won’t protect you from the harmful effects of smoking or alcohol abuse. Here’s the real scoop: Smoking does increase the body’s need for vitamin C; drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages can interfere with the body’s use of most nutrients. If soil can grow crops, the food produced is nutritious. When soil lacks minerals, plants don’t grow properly and may not produce their potential yield. Growing area does affect a food’s iodine and selenium contents.

Supplements won’t give you instant grow taller results, it would take at least a 2-3 months training for instance. For vitamins and minerals to do their work, they need several hours or several days to interact and do their work in your body. For any benefits from other dietary supplements to grow taller, you likely need to take them even longer. Supplements to grow taller are easy to spot. By law, they must be labeled “dietary supplements.” About eighty thousand dietary supplements are marketed in the United States with multivitamin/mineral supplements being the biggest product category-and with an average of 500 new products launched each year. They’re sold in many forms-for example, tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, powders, and bars.

Do you consume a varied, balanced diet to grow taller? With some exceptions, supplements usually aren’t necessary. If you’re healthy and if you’re able and willing to eat a balanced, varied diet. You probably can get the vitamins and minerals you need from smart food choices. According to national studies, most Americans have enough healthful foods available to do that, yet they may not. Under some circumstances, vitamin/mineral supplements offer benefits and are advised; like those for growing taller.

A woman with heavy menstrual bleeding? You may need an iron supplement to replace iron from blood loss. To enhance absorption, take iron supplements with water or juice on an empty stomach. If nausea or constipation are problems, take iron supplements with food. Absorption may be decreased by as much as 50 percent when taken with a meal or a snack. A woman who’s pregnant or breast-feeding? You need more of some nutrients, especially folate and iron-and perhaps calcium if you don’t consume enough calcium-rich foods. Check the label’s Supplement Facts to make sure you get enough for a healthy pregnancy. Ask about a prenatal vitamin/mineral supplement.

Someone unable or unwilling to regularly consume a healthful diet to grow taller? You likely need a dietary supplement to fill in the nutrient gaps. However, eating smarter would be better if you don’t have food-related health problems! Take a supplement with the advice of a doctor or a registered dietitian. For example, pre-menopausal women who don’t consume enough calcium to grow taller and stronger bones from food likely need a calcium supplement-unless they’re willing to improve their diet. Some babies after age six months, children, and teens may need a fluoride supplement to grow taller and perhaps iron or vitamin D.

If you are not able to meet your calcium and vitamin D recommendations with foods to grow taller, you may need calcium or vitamin D supplements to grow taller. Ask a dietitian or your doctor about the right dosage and type. And enhance their absorption by taking them with food. Only food can provide the mixture of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other substances for a health quality that can’t be duplicated with dietary supplements to grow taller alone. Fortunately for most Americans growing taller, there’s plenty of quality, quantity, and variety in the food marketplace.

Enjoy plenty of calcium and vitamin D-rich foods. They provide more for bone health calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and overall health than supplements do. And a varied, well-balanced eating plan offers other nutrients that appear to promote bone density, including magnesium, potassium, and vitamin K

Supplements to grow taller carry labeling, showing the amounts of vitamins and minerals in a single dosage. If you already eat a healthful diet, you probably don’t need any more than a low-dose supplement. Taking a multivitamin/mineral supplement, with no more than 100 percent of the Daily Values (DVs) as a safety net, is generally considered safe. Most nutrient supplements are produced in low dosages.

Supplements with water-soluble vitamins or minerals can be risky if taken in excess, over time. For example, taking extra vitamin B6 has been suggested to help relieve premenstrual tension. Yet there’s limited evidence to support large vitamin B6 doses for relief of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Many women have viewed large vitamin B6 doses as harmless, since they are water-soluble. Instead, they may cause irreversible nerve damage when taken in very large doses above the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): 500 to 5,000 mg vitamin B6 per day.

That said, can you overdose on vitamins or minerals naturally as you grow taller with food? That’s highly unlikely. As we mentioned, taking very high doses of dietary supplements or taking too many, too often can be dangerous. The vitamin and mineral content of food is much more balanced fortunately. In amounts normally consumed, even if you enjoy extra helpings, you won’t consume toxic levels of nutrients. So eat a variety of foods-and enjoy! Note: Nutrient amounts to grow taller can add up if you consume a lot of highly fortified foods.

You may take dietary supplements to grow taller for potential health benefits. It’s not uncommon for people diagnosed with cancer, AIDS, or other life-threatening health problems, who are desperate for a cure, to put their hopes and healthcare dollars in alternative treatments, including dietary supplements. However, supplements may offer a false sense of security-and a serious problem if you neglect well-proven approaches to health or delay medical attention.

Drink plenty of fluids with calcium supplements to avoid constipation. The lactose and vitamin D in the milk help to enhance calcium absorption. If you don’t drink milk and want an alternative to calcium pills, consider calcium-fortified juice or soy beverage. One cup of calcium-fortified juice or soy beverage can contain about 300 milligrams of calcium, the same amount as in a cup of milk, and provides vitamin C, folate, and other nutrients. Still, you need a vitamin D source to aid absorption; some calcium-fortified juices and soy beverages are also fortified with vitamin D.

Calcium supplements help to protect against osteoporosis (brittle-bone disease) It can’t make up for your lifestyle choices or poor health habits. Regular weight-bearing physical activity is important to grow taller and obtain healthy bones. For healthy bones, avoid smoking, too.

Vitamin nasal sprays or patches are effective to grow taller? No research evidence says so, even though they’re promoted for faster, more efficient absorption. In fact, they may not be absorbed at all. Here’s the reality check: Fat-soluble vitamins need fat from food to aid absorption. Vitamin C in your intestine aids iron absorption-a problem if vitamin C comes from a spray. Vitamin B12 binds with intrinsic factor made in the stomach during digestion. That cannot happen with a spray or a patch! So that means all the place that try to claim that you could grow taller with that are just scam.

Indeed, herbals and other botanicals have known medicinal qualities helping us grow taller; 30 percent of today’s drugs come from plants. Yet, herbals and other botanical supplements also are sold as dietary supplements rather than regulated as drugs. Like many plant-derived pharmaceuticals, these supplements can offer both positive health benefits and harmful side effects.

On the up side, enough scientific evidence has been collected on a handful of botanical supplements to support their limited use. For example, under a doctor’s guidance, gingko biloba may be used to help treat the symptoms of age-related memory loss and dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease); green tea extract may help reduce cancer risk. A growing body of research evidence is being gathered about their safety and effectiveness, as well as their limitations and dangers.

On the down side, like other supplements to grow taller, herbal and other botanical supplements are regulated differently from pharmaceuticals, which are meant to cure or prevent disease. You aren’t as protected from misleading claims as you might think. When you think about the quality and effectiveness of these grow taller methods; you can see that the marketer’s are absolutely in control of the quality…

According to current law and regulations, herbal and botanical remedies to grow taller and other dietary supplements to grow taller can enter the marketplace without FDA approval. The burden is on the FDA to remove a dangerous dietary supplements to grow taller from the marketplace. Currently dosages of herbal remedies aren’t standardized, so dosages vary among products. Some are even copies of the actual real-product that is made by legitimate herbal company; they put the same product name change what is inside and put the same label. Be very careful, you can look up grow taller 4 smarts free scam alerts to be ahead of scammers.

Although packaging claims can’t say that a supplement to grow taller cures or prevents disease, it may carry claims for its purported health role. Many claims have only limited scientific evidence. Are herbal supplements or botanicals are safe during pregnancy and nursing? There’s not enough scientific evidence yet to recommend safe levels for herbal supplements for pregnant or nursing moms. However, some are known to be harmful to a baby.

How to Detect Drug Abusing Teenagers

The effects of substance abuse in teens are not only individual; they can also be seen on the society. They may face problems at school or college and may involve in criminal activities. It is therefore very important to detect drug abusing teenagers. Drug testing should be conducted on a regular basis at schools and homes to identify and save them from harmful drugs of abuse.

Signs of drug abuse
Identifying certain signs helps you to detect if the kid is addicted to the drugs. Some of the common physical and emotional signs are:

• Change in sleep patterns
• Poor motor coordination
• Poor hygiene and illness including nausea and excessive sweating
• Irregular heartbeat
• Impaired thinking
• Mood swings
• Hyperactivity or overtired
• Depression

Drug abusing teens lose their interest in family activities, often abuse verbally and physically at home or school, and disrespect the family or school. In addition, abrupt decrease in grades, memory and attention loss, and lack of interest and concentration on studies are some of the signs at school. The moment you observe any of the above mentioned signs, you need to immediately check if the kid is abusing drugs. Drug testing is one of the safest and easiest ways to detect the drug abuse among teens.

Types of drug tests
There are different types of methods to detect the teens who are using drugs. Some of the common ones are urine, saliva, hair, and blood tests.

Urine drug test
Of all the types, urine testing is used most commonly as it is inexpensive method used to detect a drug user. You can use urine test kits at home or school to check if the child is addicted to illegal drugs. Quick and accurate results are obtained by these test kits.

Saliva drug test
It is more advantageous as it is relatively non-intrusive. Saliva from the mouth is taken through a swab and is checked for the presence of drugs. Most recent drug abuse can be detected by saliva tests. Conducting saliva test is very easy and also provides accurate and immediate results.

Hair drug test
This method is also non-intrusive. A hair sample of 1.5 inches in length is enough for conducting the test. Drug or its metabolites deposited at the hair shaft are detected by hair tests. You can get very reliable and accurate results by this method.

Blood drug test
You can also use a blood sample of the teen to detect illegal drug usage. It is however expensive and you need to approach laboratory as you cannot conduct it at your home.

Detection periods
The detection period depends on the method of test conducted. These detection periods vary from the type, dosage, and frequency of drug used.

Urine drug test can detect drug or its metabolites for 30 days in frequent users and for 2-3 days in occasional users. The test detects Cocaine for 4-5 days, Heroin for 2-4 days, Methamphetamine for 3-5 days, PCP for 3-7 days, and Codeine for 2-4 days.

A saliva test is mostly used to detect recent drug usage. However, it can also detect drugs consumed 3 days back. Of all the methods, hair drug test has a longer detection period. It detects illegal drug consumption for about 90 days.

What if results are positive?
Once the kid is tested positive by drug test kit, talk to him/her about the result. You can get a confirmatory result through laboratory tests. Communicate with him regularly regarding the effects of drug abuse. Ask him to leave companions or friends who are habituated to drugs. If necessary, send him/her to substance abuse treatment program.

Importance of intervention
Detection and intervention of drug abuse at primitive stages can prevent further damage. Drug intervention is an attempt made by family members or school authorities to help the teen get out of drug abuse or addiction. The main objective of intervention is to make the teen understand the physical and mental destruction caused by drug abuse. If you are not able to speak to the kid on this, you can take help of your friends or relatives. You can also consult specialists who counsel drug abusers and help them get back to their normal life.

Parents and school authorities should always keep an eye on the behavior and activities of the teens. Necessary measures have to be taken in order to prevent them from taking drugs.

Prevent Teen Drug Abuse Using Drug Testing Kits at Home

Teen drug abuse became a serious health problem in United States. It is hurting the healthcare system, burdening the economy, and causing millions of deaths every year. Of the many causes that promote drug abuse among teens, lack of parental supervision is a major one. Teens should be guarded properly by their parents as they are still immature.

Since, early intervention leads to effective prevention of this unhealthy habit, parents should identify drug abusing habits in teens and take preventive measures. Parents can take help of home drug testing kits which are effective and easy to use.

In this article, we will discuss about teens and their vulnerability to drug abuse; how to identify teen drug abuse and how important are drug testing programs at home to prevent teen drug abuse.

Teens – vulnerable to drugs abuse: Many scientific studies have already proved that teenagers are more prone to risk taking and are vulnerable to drug abuse when compared to adults. This typical behavior of teens during adolescence is because of the major changes in parts of the brain that are responsible for functions such as self-control, judgment, planning, organization, and emotions. Since teen brains are not yet fully developed, they cannot take proper decisions and fall victims to unhealthy habits like drug and alcohol abuse.

Signs and symptoms of drug abuse: The primary step towards prevention of drug abuse in teens is to identify their unhealthy habits. Prominent changes, both in their behavior and in physical appearance can be noticed even at the early stages of abuse. Following are the warning signs:

Physical and emotional changes:
• Red eyes
• Finding difficulty to speak
• Sudden fall or rise in weight
• Lack of hygiene and showing less interest in personal grooming
• Aggression and arrogance
• Depression and irritation

Social and behavioral changes:
• Dissociation from old friends and acquiring new social group
• Sudden anger or depression
• Poor attendance and academics at school
• Spending time lonely
• Abnormal odor in breath or clothing
• Pipes, needles and other suspicious substances in their room

Importance of home drug test kits: The moment you see the signs that indicate drug abuse in your teen, it is the time to confirm drug abusing habits using reliable methods. They are useful devices for the parents to confirm these unhealthy habits in teens. They are simple, easy to use, provide instant and accurate results, cost-effective and above all ensure privacy. Some multi-panel drug testing kits can detect multiple drugs of abuse at a shot.

Best drug test methods to implement: When it comes to home drug testing, urine and saliva tests are considered to be the best methods. There are two other methods – blood and hair tests also, but they need special devices and expert supervision, hence are not recommended for home testing.

Urine test can detect the drugs in your teen’s system up to three days after use. If you believe that your teen has taken drugs during the last few days, then this method is effective in offering accurate results. However, it is necessary to check that your teen is not providing fake urine sample which can lead to false results.

Saliva drug testing is an ideal drug test if you suspect that your teen abused drugs on that particular day. These kits can detect drug use up to 48 hours.

Need for random drug testing: If you are conducting drug tests on your teens at regular intervals, following a regular pattern, your teen may notice the pattern and either try to manipulate the sample before the test or stop abusing drugs few days before the test. Hence, practicing random drug tests is always an ideal way to identify the drug use which effectively helps in detecting the drug abuse among your teens. Random testing makes teens say ‘NO’ to drugs as they know that you can conduct drug testing any time at home.

Home drug testing kits can be considered as effective solutions in controlling and preventing drug abuse in your teens. So, make sure that you have some of them at home to test your teen to help him stay away from drugs.

Are You Prepared For Potential Employer Law Cases?

Even businesspeople that have been running their own enterprises for decades may not know everything they need to know about employer law. They could have a good basic knowledge of state and federal employment laws, but still be unaware of recent changes in these laws. After all, if they’re preoccupied with keeping their companies afloat during these perilous economic times, they might not have time to stay current with all issues related to employment law. That’s why even the most ethical, experienced, and canny business owners need to retain quality legal counsel with experience in employer law. One way to do this is to keep a lawyer on retainer, but that can get prohibitively expensive. A better alternative for small to medium-sized businesses is to work with a legal service that does nothing else but provide counsel and legal assistance for employment law problems.

There is an old saying that forewarned is forearmed. Running a business with multiple employees can be a complex and difficult undertaking, fraught with many perils to that company’s continued profitability, and even its very existence. Many well-meaning, basically honest employers have unwittingly fallen foul of employment law issues because they did not have good legal counsel. Don’t let that happen to you! Protect your personal assets, including your business, from anyone who might try to sue you over perceived violations of employer law. Being the boss means you sometimes have to make tough calls that some of your employees might not be happy with. These days people are so litigious that they will sue at the drop of a hat, so you need to be armed against potentially damaging lawsuits with the best legal advice that you can afford.

The good news is that you don’t have to keep an expensive law firm on permanent retainer to get the advice of experienced, ethical lawyers with experience in employer law cases. The best alternative is to retain the services of a firm that handles nothing but employer law cases and keeps abreast of the rapidly changing network of laws governing how employees must be treated in the workplace. The right employment law firm for you will provide 24-hour-a-day access to a real lawyer to address all of your legal questions and deal with any legal problems that can spring up for a business owner with frightening speed. You should also seek out an employer law service that can either tailor its legal services to your precise needs or offers a variety of service packages at reasonable prices. Your business is too important for it not to be protected against the possibility of a lawsuit that could wipe it out. Having good legal advisors will also help you protect your company’s reputation against efforts to besmirch it. After all, any company’s reputation is one of its most valuable assets.

So, whatever the size of your business, whether you employ 20 employees or 20,000, you need the benefits of the best advice about employer law that you can get. In the case of small or medium-sized businesses, the best thing you can do is partner with an employer law service that can call on experienced, knowledgeable lawyers to defend your interests. In tough economic times like these when employers must make hard decisions regarding their employees, it’s good to know that you have top-shelf legal advisors to back you up. Face it, some of your employees may not be happy with what you have to do in terms of layoffs, scheduling or changes in working conditions, so if they decide to sue you, you’ll be prepared. Don’t be caught off guard. Be sure that you have already retained the services of a firm that specializes in employment law and can go to bat for you in court if necessary.