Where and how to get money online, that's the question every aspiring internet marketer is asking. There are actually dozens of ways on how this question can be answered depending on who you are, what your skills are, and if you have a product or a service that you want to promote online. The internet is a giant marketplace. There are millions of blogs, websites, forums, and online stores floating within it. So the 'where' is not a problem at all. You just have to go out there and find it. As to the 'how', this is usually where the hard work begins. Finding the right place to try your luck online is just the beginning. You have to find ways on how to actually make money from it.
Let us address the query of 'where you can earn money online'. Below are the most popular places where internet marketers make substantial incomes online:
l blogs: You have probably heard of professional bloggers earning six-figure incomes from their blogs alone. This is not in any way an overstatement. People are really making money from blogs. Some individuals even quit their day jobs just so they can focus more attention to their blogs.
l search engines: Well, you cannot directly get money from search engines but they are the means to get you the money you want. A blog or website of yours that ranks well on the search engines will be exposed to a lot of search engine traffic. If things go well, this search traffic can mean buying customers for whatever you are selling in your blog or website.
l affiliate sites: You can't talk about how to get money online without mentioning affiliate sites because these are without a doubt the best places and platforms where you can maximize your online profit.
job boards: Online job boards are the online versions of bulletin job boards or newspaper classified ads. If you are a freelancer like a freelance writer or freelance graphic designer, online job boards are definitely places where you should be hanging out often.
forums: Forums are good places to connect with like-minded people and sell them products if the opportunity arises. Furthermore, most forums also have their own job listings.
social media sites: Social networking and bookmarking sites are all the rage nowadays. Millions of people log in to these sites everyday. Marketing-wise, social media sites are gold mines. There are numerous apps and programs out there that allow you to make money from these sites.
revenue-sharing sites: These are membership websites where you can earn from the content you publish on their sites. Often, whatever revenue your content earns is split between you and the site.
How you are going to use the above platforms is up up to you. What works for someone does not necessarily mean it will work for you as well. For instance, how to get money from affiliate sites involve numerous strategies so it's a matter of choice - which affiliate marketing strategies are suitable for you.
by Moni Arora
Whether you want to go for a job, play a game of volleyball, go out dancing or even to work you can probably find a pair of sneakers that will fit right in. Sneakers are known for their comfort and their casual style, but these days sneakers are showing up in unexpected places.
For Social Activities
Any casual event from hanging out at the club to going on a dinner date can be done in the right sneakers. The comfort of sneakers in a shoe that is stylish and classy enough to wear anywhere means that you've found a great pair of sneakers. When you can go straight from the gym to a get together without anyone knowing you've found an element of your wardrobe that will serve you well.
Dark colored sneakers that are designed to look more like a dress shoe or a dressier version of a casual shoe are great for work and even going out to a classier establishment than your local fast food restaurant. But they aren't stiff or tight, they have supportive midsoles and rubberized soles that are easy on the feet no matter how long you wear them.
Believe it or not, many sneakers are a major fashion staple. Sneakers are worn with jeans and shorts, slacks and even dresses these days. Popular fashion includes all different styles of sneakers for both sexes and all ages. From sedate and classic styles to neon and brightly colored fashion sneakers you have a lot of sneakers to choose from.
Running, jogging and playing sports are the main purpose that sneakers were originally designed for. These days you can find sporty sneakers that will make you feel right at home on the basketball court or any sporting arena as sneakers have become very versatile. Not only can you wear your sneakers to play a baseball game you can also wear them for a marathon run.
Sneakers are great shoes for all of the areas of your life. There are very few situations that you won't be able to find a pair of sneakers to fit the occasion.
by Sass Ashe
Paul Van Doren literally made it from the bottom to the top at Randy's. With Paul as Executive Vice President, the factory had become the third largest manufacturer of shoes in the USA. One of the Randy's factories was located in Gardenville, California, and it was losing money in a big way. Paul, his brother Jim and long time friend Gordon Lee were sent to California to turn the factory around. In only eight short months, they did it!
After that project was finished, Paul decided he would take on the challenge of starting a new sneaker brand. Paul, Jim and a business associate, Serge D'Elia, partnered up and moved to Southern California. They set up shop in Anaheim in March '66, where the new Vans sneaker brand was to be made and sold. In the first morning, 12 people purchased Vans deck sneakers, now known as the Authentic. There were only samples, so the customers had to come back later in the day and pick them up. The shoes were made right in the store. That was the beginning!
In the '70s skateboarders took notice of Vans style and the trend was set. The Vans #95, known today as the Era, was designed by Stacy Peralta and Tony Alva. The Era has been the sneaker of choice for generations. In '79, the Vans Slip-On was the real deal, worn by skateboarders and BMX riders across the country. In '82 Sean Penn put Vans on the map worldwide when he wore Vans Slip-Ons in the iconic youth film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". The rest is history!
You can find over 30 different styles and colors of men's and women's Vans sneakers at SoHo Sneaker Shop. Be sure to check out the cool new women's sneaker called the Wellesley Hi. Visit the website for a fun adventure and great buys. Take off, ride, skateboard, wear Vans!
by SoHo Sneaker Shop
How to select the correct shoes for Zumba
It seems everyone wants to know what are the right shoes for Zumba. Some guys and gals believe that dance shoes are the best for this type of class because you'll be doing a lot of dance moves. Unfortunately, dance shoes are not the best because they don't provide the proper support, shock absorption, and are deathly not flexible enough for this type of fitness program.
In reality, the best sneakers for Zumba will be the ones that have been designed especially for a dance fitness or dance aerobics workout. This type of shoe will usually have all the right features that will work properly with the movements and dancing that's part of this activity.These shoes are typically comfortable, lightweight, provide a great deal cushioning and a small amount of threading. They are excellent because you will be doing a great deal of dancing, twisting, and possibly twirling all over the dance floor. However, you can purchase a dance fitness sneaker. But, stay away from athletic or cross training shoes since these tend to have grips on the bottom and will cause you to trip and fall on the dance floor. What you really want is a shoe that has little to no threading or grips on the bottom, provides plenty of ankle and cushioning support. This can cause injury, especially when doing certain moves.
For those individuals who are considering buying Zumba shoes, it's a great idea to replace the insult or add one for greater cushioning. The insole that works best is one that has been made especially for aerobics or cross training shoes. As a result, you will find your shoe to be much more comfortable when you're doing your dance movements.
Best Tips for Zumba Dance Shoes
1. Buy a light in weight sneaker
2. Make certain that it's a comfy fit
3. It must have proper lateral support
4. Check for appropriate shock reduction
5. Look for shoes that are mainly created for dance aerobics or dance fitness
And as discussed previously make certain that the Zumba dance shoes offer you with proper cushioning, foot support, and have very little to no grips or threads on the soles.
By : Robert Deangelo
Remember those days when we used to have to get up to go to work, and ever Monday morning following after a great weekend we'd struggle to pull that tired old body up from under the covers and into the office or the factory or wherever it was that someone else was paying you to be?
Are you still there (maybe)?
I remember those days and if I remember correctly I could accurately say "they sucked"! You know, it's been nearly 15 years since I've had to *do that* for someone else; it's what you would call "living the dream baby."
The thing is, whilst the problem may be different, for many of us Monday Mornings are still the same - we just don't start the week the way we want to.
So here's what I'm doing this Monday morning; from it, I hope that you will glean some ideas of you can connect better with your business (your "people") and build a better income for yourself.
I started the day off with some light exercise. I never get into it too heavy in the mornings simply because this old body ain't what it used to be - but I understand a fit body builds a fit mind. The better shape my body is in day by day the better shape my mind is in and the better decisions I can make, products I can create and so on. It's a great way to start every day.
Next I sit down in my "thinking chair" (my old comfy lounge recliner) and pull out a new copy of my custom weekly "to-do" list.
But now, sitting in my chair I review last weeks' checklist and see if anything needs to be carried over. Then slowly, between measured sips of my morning brew I start to design my action list for the coming 5 days.
At the top of my list is a place for "Consulting / Coaching Clients". I have special place for these people as I am working with them directly; I create action plans for them and they go and do. If I say I'm going to *do* something for them I sure as hell don't want to forget - so at the top of my action plan for consulting / coaching is **check follow up list **.
Here's the thing... I have a great client management program on my computer. It handles details on prospecting, follow ups, action plans record keeping and so on. But truth is, no matter how darn wonderful the program is, it doesn't do squat if I don't "turn it on" and open it up! First thing on my "list" each and every day is to OPEN my follow up action planner...
90% of all potential business that a business could earn is LOST because if you don't FOLLOW-UP!
... which then leads to seeking out new "potential" business prospects, or 'prospecting' as it's called in the sales business. Here's the thing, to be successful in the running of any business, you need to determine where your "bread and butter" comes from. This is the income that you generate that pays your bills, your wages, and your staff. It's the stuff that no matter what happens in the economy, you're still going to have to pay it if you want to "keep your doors open".
This is your bread and butter income.
For me, my bread and butter is local business. It's been that way for 8 years and I'm sure will continue to be that way for 8 or more years to come. Whilst I don't always "actively peruse" local business 'business', I ALWAYS keep my finger in the pot; which for me means each month I make contact with a couple of dozen local business people and offer them free advice on how to improve their websites. Many times, this comes back to me as a job and revenue earned.
Remember; right now I'm just writing my list. It's Monday morning and I'll spend and hour writing my list while planning the week to come in my mind.
Next up I'll look at how I can make new connections in the 'internet world'. This week I'll be looking to communicate with my JV partners. I don't have any particular promotions on, so my goal is to simple "connect" with some of them; nothing more. I'm just looking to build the friendships.
Next on my custom list is Communication. Now whilst it may seem similar to Connections, I see communication more as keeping in touch in a general way with "my people" - you, whoever you are reading this; with my affiliates, with my members. It's vitally important to any business to communicate with your people and hopefully have them communicate back with you. It's always a good idea to ASK.
For me, writing this right now (and posting it to my Website) is one of my communication tasks for the week. I want to publish at least 2 personal posts and share with you what's happening in my business.
The last two areas of my own custom list are Creation and Content.
These two can often go together but usually they will begin with the creation of a some product (be it a full seminar, a special report or brandible eBook), which is then followed by making content which is then published on one or more of my websites.
But all in all, everything works together. This week I will complete the creation of another special report. Once that is done, I will then communicate with my affiliates that a new brandable report is available for them to help them with promotions. If I wanted to (though I won't be this week), I could also create a mini-seminar or video series based on the content of the book and publish it to YouTube, or to my video blog...
... as a matter of fact, there's an idea... I was recently contact by a new JV partner who asked if I could create some content slides for him with which he would then create some custom videos for me in a joint venture share arrangement. I could EASILY create some slides based on the subject matter of the book I was talking about a moment ago -
Better go write that on to my list!
Then of course, once it's done I can then connect with my own JV partners and share the content with them. I could also communicate the message in another post....
Do you see how this works?
By the end of my first hour on Monday morning do you think I'm going to be suffering any "Monday Morning Blues"? Hell no! I'm pumped! I'm looking at my list and thinking, "OK, there's too much for me to do here, how much can I outsource?"
And the week begins.
You see, the thing is, the running of a successful business doesn't always involve "selling of product"; yes, you NEED a product to sell to generate income, but once that's up, the most important thing you can do is start communicating with people - talking to them - not trying to "sell" them.
What are you waiting for? Go to it!
PS. One more thing... always be on the look out for time wasters. Right now as I write this it's almost 11 in the morning, and I haven't yet opened up my email program. I haven't visited any forums and I haven't stopped by Facebook. In fact, I haven't even connected to the net yet for the morning; because the moment I do, I know that there will be messages waiting for me, people who want things from me - and things to do that don't really need to be done today.
My takes for this morning are simple: create new "to-do" list, write post about it, publish it, and communicate it to my people. That's it. Simple. No distractions. I'll deal with them this afternoon.
Why don't you go do the same.
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By Paul Barrs
The best acoustic guitar for beginners is an excellent start-off musical instrument that graces the hands of many wannabe musicians. Its musical notes are loved by all. Usually, renowned players start their careers with these acoustic guitars and slowly progress gaining experience, eventually shifting onto regular or electric guitars.
In the early stages of learning, students need not have an expert guitar in order to express themselves musically. It is enough if they have an entry-level, one that can produce quality sound, and there are many such guitars available on the market nowadays.
For children, it is enough if they have a small fret board initially and later on they can be given a better acoustic guitar with which they can start some serious learning. There is a wide range of best acoustic guitar for beginners and some of the best ones, along with their key features are discussed below.
One big name is Yamaha, who has dominated this field for many years together. They have an established and greater fame which will attract people. Their fret boards are made of rose wood and they also have a die-cast. This is one top of the range model.
Another highly demanded product on the market. Those who do not compromise on the quality of tone, mostly do not prefer it as the best acoustic guitar for beginners due to its lack of popularity. Still, it's among the top 10 guitars for ambitious musicians.
One of the best products for the beginners. It has a solid cedar top and the body is completely made of mahogany wood. They produce the best quality sound and expressions. The only drawback is their price, still worth it though.
It is one of the lowest price guitars on the market. It is used by many beginners as they produce crystal clear sound and very high clarity. The disadvantage is that their life span is short, they do not support long run ambitions.
Customers who have bought this guitar recommend it for beginner to intermediate guitar players. The surprising note is the quality that it puts out at the marked price. It is really cheap considering the brilliant sound it produces.
This is a type of electric guitar made for beginners. It features an affordable price tag and also produces a decent quality of sound output.
The best beginner acoustic guitars offer great quality sound at an affordable price and now that we've touched on some of the better guitar options on the market, you should have no trouble finding the best acoustic guitar for beginners. Time to rock n roll...
By Bryan Y
Shopping is definitely an art and is not everyone's cup of tea. Today, the market is flooded with a commendably fabulous variety of trendy and fashionable sneakers for men and making the right choice is a real cumbersome job, which requires a complete understanding. Nowadays it is tough to keep up with the best sneaker designs being produced by both major and small-time sneaker companies. There is a variety with a difference, specially made for specific activities. The men fashion sneakers are hassle free, a great comfort to wear and just ideal for that sporty look.
Men often spend a lot of time in jeans, paired with sneakers they're actually ideal for wearing with jeans. But denim is versatile, and there are so many other styles of men's shoes to choose from. The same pair of jeans can take on an entirely different look depending on what shoes they're paired with. While it's always safe to go with a classic white trainer, it's more interesting and fashion-forward to try a retro, skate, or European-styled sneaker. Many men won't part with his favorite sneakers; there are others who won't wear anything but boots. The only thing is to choose the right pair of sneakers with either trousers or denim.
Sneakers are made from a variety of materials including denim, canvas and the increasingly popular synthetic fiber-based materials. These allow your feet to feel better than the traditional canvas sneaker also support your arches and heels. Retro style sneakers are quite the rage these days and most sports brands have a range of retro-style sneakers in different materials on offer. Sneakers meant for high-impact sports like basketball and lawn tennis usually have enhanced heel and arch supports to minimize the impacts of heavy steps.
For sporting activities there are distinctive types of sports man sneakers depending upon the sport you are engaged into. For tennis, tennis sneakers, meant not for all time activities but which are specially designed to be worn at the tennis court. Likewise for football shoes, basketball shoes, hiking and skate sneakers etc. Other than sports sneakers you have a pair of cross trainer which can be attired while walking, running and jogging. They provide your feet with the necessary support and cushion effect and thus take care of your feet health. They are specially made shoes, just apt for your toes. Ill-fitting shoes can be cause of many problems like disrupted walking style, limping, ankle sprains etc so do not compromise with fit and comfort.
Office environments are changing. It used to be that a suit and tie were requirements on the job. Many sneaker brands have taken into account this change in the corporate world. The days of dressing up for work have become a thing of the past within some company settings. The corporate world is readjusting itself towards making the work environment more employee-friendly and creative working environments. In keeping up with the times, many companies are adapting more casual dress codes within their offices. Many sneaker brands have adapted styles that blend seamlessly into a more 'business casual' workplace. So what if your office does permit a business casual dress environment? Where should you hunt for the perfect dress sneaker to go with your wardrobe?
To be a smart sneaker shopper, you first have to know the basics. First, you should know the purpose the sneakers you have in mind will serve. This will help narrow the endless sea of options in sneaker world. Second, know how to balance your wardrobe for a cool look. Once you know the purpose of your shoe and the style that is you, the rest is easy. And third, make sure you are buying what you assume you are paying for. Instead of spending hours on the net or flipping through magazines trying to figure what's hot and what's not, the homework is done for you here. You can buy the sneakers from a store near you or even online. It may be a good idea to first visit a store and figure out the right sneaker based on activity, choice and fit. Decide the cost, the material and the style that are right for you. Most men go out and buy the first pair of sneakers from the first sports store that they encounter. Make sure the sneakers are suited to the activity that you plan on using them for. You can buy sneakers for running, hiking, outdoor trekking and even for cycling.
by Alice Stevens
2. The debate between buying the sneaker with the dark soles or the lighter soles is an unending one. However, whites or the lighter soles in the sneakers give a clean and a sophisticated look. While the darker soles like the black soles in the sneakers exude style. The darker tones in the sneakers are preferred by those who like contemporary and chic fashion.
3. The retro sneakers in the solid colors can be worn on the various occasions to attract the attention of the viewers and appear stylish at the same time. This is the reason the retro sneakers are still preferred by thousands of people all over the world.
4. When buying the sneakers that appear slick and are comfortable to wear one should not hesitate from buying them if their wallet allows the deal. The stylish sneakers should not be avoided just because they are manufactured by some unknown brand or company. Comfort, style and design is the first priority of the sneaker lover all over the world.
5. When buying the sneakers one should always opt for the breathable fabric in the sneakers. There are many fabrics that allow the feet to breathe and include, leather and cotton etc. The designs of the sneakers produced in these fabrics are numerous and hardly is there a person who will not find a sneaker in these materials according to their purchasing power, requirements and preferences. The sneakers crafted in these fabrics will curb the issues like stinky feet, itchiness and swelling etc.
6. When buying the sneakers one of the main attributes to look for includes; comfort and stability. When buying the sneakers it is important that the customers inform the salesperson of their injuries or arch related discomfort, to help them in finding a pair of sneakers according to their needs.
7. One should not buy the sneakers that are heavy and bulky for their everyday use as they might cause complications later on. The shoes to be used for running or using on daily basis should be lighter and be able to provide the apt ankle support.
Therefore, this is the only reason, since time immemorial people are very much sensitive for their shoes. Before wearing shoes, people think which suits they have to wear and also where they have to go because these two points determine which type of shoes to wear. Hence, people prefer to wear shoes matching to their suits and occasions.
Since, there are plenty of branded shoes like Converse Sneakers, Air Force One Shoes, Air Jordan Shoes,Puma shoes, Adidas shoes, Reebok shoes, Nike shoes, Adio shoes, Timberland shoes, Circa shoes etc. available in many following types and designs:
Work Boots - this is sturdy and comfortable shoes and very good for the outdoor and field working personnel.
Casual Shoes- generally, people prefer to wear it with casual wear like jeans etc.
Dress Shoes - dress shoes are formal shoes therefore, before wearing you need to match shoes color and design with your pant color and design.
Sports Shoes - the sport shoes have very much utility because it is important for sports, trekking, jogging & running, exercising etc.
Therefore, before buying perfect sneakers shoes, you need to consider the following points:
Preferably go to the sneakers shoes department
If you wear Adidas shoes of 9 size, it is not necessary that Nike shoes of 9 size will fit in your feet, because different brands have different sizes. Therefore, while buying shoes, every time check the size of shoes by putting it in your feet.
The shoes should be fit snuggly on your feet because uncomfortable shoes could give you many types of pain like foot pain, ankle pain, sometimes also back pain etc. Hence, to check the comforts take few steps after wearing it.
If your pocket does not have limitation - no problem, otherwise, before going to purchase sneakers shoes also determine the range of prices within which you want to buy best sneakers shoes.
The brands of shoes are also very important, but it is always suggestible to give priority to the comfort of shoes rather emphasizing on particular brand of shoes.
If you are planning to buy online sneakers shoes, there is great benefit available for you. However, some people avoid to purchase shoes online because they cannot try it so how they will get the confirmation of size and comfort and also they do have doubt that the product they will purchase, they get same product or not. But there is no matter to bother about anything; you only need to have the perfect idea of size of shoes that fit in your feet.
There are following advantages of online shopping;
You can save the time; you take in going and coming to retailer's shop
You will also save expenses of going and coming
You do not need to take tension of rudeness of shopkeeper
Sometimes, there are limited choices available in the shop but online no limit
In retailer shop only shopkeeper is there to tell you about the quality of products, but online there are plenty of customers' opinions about the products
You can do research for buying perfect shoes because there are copious reliable and authentic website.
Shoes are the important auxiliary elements to give a perfect look. The shoes you wear with your suits on specific occasion discern your choice and personality. Remember, your wrong choice of shoes could give wrong perception about you. If you are going in a party in casual shoes or sport shoes, people can ignore your presence and if you are going for interview, interviewer might be reject you. Therefore, do not be careless while purchasing shoes for you.
by Adam Raj
So let`s start with Nike sneakers, and look at which site are best for which sneakers. Starting with my best sneakers the Nike Air Max 90`s.I would personally prefer pickyourshoes (dot) com, they have a wide selection of air max 90`s from new releases to classics that are rarely available, the one problem i have with Pickyourshoes is that at times they list sneakers that are out of stock. This can be very frustrating, but on the whole there online sneaker site is nothing short of the word wicked.I also sometimes use sneakerhead (dot) com, sneakerhead`s selection is nice. They stock some of the latest sneakers and also have free shipping with the Us, they do ship overseas.
But shipping is very expensive for international customers which may be a major setback for some.If you are reading this article but living in the UK a great online sneaker store is main-source (dot) com. They are based in the UK - and are very reputable so there is no worry about trainer authenticity. They constantly update their site, although the selection is not that wide they stock nice sneakers. Another very reputable UK online sneaker store is size-online (dot) co (dot) uk. Size have quite a good selection and also stock the latest sneakers. They also hold a nice selection of Nike Air Max 90`s.
With free delivery and they now stock size uk 12. Size are definitely a firm favourite of mine. It is very hard to find authentic shoes on the internet. As they are a lot of sites selling factory variants and replicas.. So knowing which trainer sites sell authentic sneakers is essential. So to conclude this article, i would really say that, if you want the latest and freshest trainers on the market. If you want to buy online but do not know which stores are the best for delivery. But you want to also make sure that they are guaranteed authentic. I would advise going with my firm favourite pickyourshoes.
by Adam Pee
Sneakers are shoes which we do competitives sports or take exercise. Sneakers can satisfy people various kinds of requirements. They can assure that feet are able to play the basic function in sport. Sports can be divided into competitive sports, body-building, leisure-sports, entertainment sports. No matter which sport all needs to wear the shoes which have protective action and improve the sports results. Sneakers are designed according to the characteristics when people take part in sports or travel. The soles of sneakers are different from common leather shoes and rubber shoes. Sneakers are all soft and elastic.They can play the the buffer action. It can improves the elasticity. Some can prevent from naked be hurt. In the progress of sports, most all wear sneakers.
Sneakers are designed and produced for the professional athletes.Sneakers are the shoes which can provide professional athletes to take part in competitive sports training and official competition.The shoes not only require the features of comfort,protection and aesthetic but also pay attention to how to prevent from sport injuries,strengthen sport function and improving sport performance.
Puma recently pushes a name of Cycling to Mars.It is specially designed for bicycle movements. The shoes adopt hidden shoestring system and it successfully to avoid the trouble of shoestring twines cycle chains. While the draper-type tongue can quickly fixed the ankles and it plays the role of protection. It brings the safety control to the riders riding in the night. The special decorative patten of the soles are stronger skid resistance.
The lines of sneakers are sophisticated.There are singlet line,diplonema,fake lines,open line,dotted line,contour line,ridge,joints,decorative rib and so on.There are the main of curvature.The colors of sneakers are determined by the reflected lights of materials selfs.The colors collocation reflect design styles,the trends of popular.It improves the view and recreation.At the same the colors reflect the features of lively,innervation and vivid.Sneakers lay stress on various colors.They highlight the features of sneakers.They can stimulate the consumers' desire of purchasing.The colors reflect the trend of the combination with costumes.It suffers greatly from costumes.
The aim of sneakers are prevent from the hurt to feet in the sports.Because sports can cause more friction.The key of shoes are comfortable. The comfort can reduce blisters and else skin diseases.Different projects need to choose different professional sneakers. The air cushion should prevent from shock and relieve the joints pressure,durable and not worn,easy maintenance and cleaning.The air permeability is important.The puma sneakers can make the feet to breath.The shoe-pad can absorb sweat.Heelpiece are firm and stable.Puma is one of the ten sports brand.
Sneakers can be divided into five kinds.Control action is fit for the weight. The shoes can improve the control of the heels and run movements.It can sustain the arch part.Damping padds fit for the runners who has good technique.The soles are thick.The category of steady is light. It is fit for the runners who use the middle of feet and outboard sustained.The category of competition is fit for good running technology and the weight is light.The category of cross-country is that the soles are thick.It fits for the runners to run in the land and woodland.
Today the puma stands for cool,rebel and trend.The material of puma is checked.They will not choose the bad materials.There are no bad phenomenon.The PUMA shoes have the strict control of glue failure.Every batch of shoes has the protest of tension.
by jack nely
To make it easier for you to choose the right kind of sneakers, you have to put in mind the type of activity that you will be using them for. This will narrow down your choices significantly. You do not have to scour several shoe stores just to find the pair of sneakers that you need. Sneakers differ depending on the activity they were designed for.
Sneakers for running are generally more lightweight than the other types of sneakers. Running sneakers are designed to give support and cushion the feet from the impact as the feet lands on the hard ground as you run or jog. Shock absorbers are also a great feature of these running sneakers. They absorb the impact and protect the joints of the feet. There are also some sneakers that are cut above the ankle to provide more stability while running or jogging. Running sneakers can also be used for brisk-walking or working out at the gym. Sneakers for walking also provide cushion for the feet. They are also very lightweight and should be able to support the arch of the feet.
Cross-training sneakers are designed to provide support for executing low-impact exercises. They can be used for lifting weights, walking and doing different cardio exercises. Cross-training sneakers should not be interchanged with running sneakers. They will not be able to provide the support needed for running.
Tennis sneakers are designed to provide support for the sideways movements involved in playing tennis. Running or cross-training sneakers may also be used for playing tennis.
Casual sneakers are those that are stylish and very colourful. They do not provide any support like the ones that are designed for sports. They are not meant to be used for playing sports, running or doing high-impact exercises. Casual sneakers are great for walking around town, strolling in the park or in the mall and just about any daily activity.
by Albert Colin
The Adidas sneakers as well as the Nike sneakers are also known for being durable at the same time. Owners of these sneakers do not have to worry if the would ruin their shoes while running, trekking, and doing other activities. Even if it is soaked in the water or you wear it while the sun is striking hot, it would not easily spoil or wrecked. The Nike sneakers and the Adidas sneakers are made from high-quality and durable materials that can tolerate the wear and tear of outdoor activities.
And because of these important shoe elements that can be found in Adidas sneakers and Nike sneakers, people involved in indoor activities can also use these shoes as well. That is why the most popular icons in basketball, badminton, and more are the common advertisers of these shoes.
However, it is not only the sports enthusiasts who can use the Adidas sneakers and the Nike sneakers. Because of the comfort, style, and durability, these sneakers are now widely used in medical establishments especially in the busy hospitals where people are always on the go. According to the doctors and nurses, who are the busiest around the hospitals, comfortable sneakers like Adidas and Nike can make them do their jobs more efficiently. Going through the rooms of the medical establishment can be very tiring, especially for their feet. But because of the comfort that they get from the Nike sneakers and Adidas sneakers, there would be no weary feet and can immediately rush to the areas in the hospital that needs them the most.
There are various styles that people can choose from when purchasing Nike or Adidas sneakers. Adults can easily get the color that they prefer as well as the shoe style that would definitely fit their taste when it comes to shoes.
But who said that the Adidas sneakers and the Nike sneakers can only be worn by adults? Teens and even kids would surely love to talk using these shoes. There are Nike sneakers that can are specially meant for the children. On the other hand, Adidas sneakers usually have sizes than can be worn only by the teens.
These shoe companies really know how to take care of their customers. There are Nike sneakers and Adidas sneakers that are specially made for basketball players, badminton players, and other sports players. Both Adidas and Nike know that these players have their own needs when it comes to shoes.
by BoÅ¡tjan Hozjan
The Gravis Lowdown has a high cutting that gives it a stylish high top with full leather upper. It comes in electric slick colors that make it stand out in a crowd. It is lightly padded at its footbed for the extra comfort as well as support. Choose any electrifying color to strut them on the street, club or for a skate around. They are hot to any wardrobe.
The Adidas Top Ten reigned back in 1979 when it pushed through to the Adidas basketball shoe line up. It was tested and tried by ten NBA finest players for a thumbs-up. It is redesigned today sporting a clean style with synthetic leather upper for greater comfort. It is lighter than the Adidas Forum for easy baggage.
The Adidas Forum is a real classic that is slightly heavier as a high top. It is extremely popular in Asia, especially in silver, although its wide color range is awesome. It looks great with any outfit from retro to modern; hence, you would fit in the crowd anytime anywhere.
The Nike Dunks are today's most visible kicks on city streets, in all types of materials, themes and colors. Its extremely popular Dunk SB is designed for the skateboarder who wants to have comfort with versatility while performing the thrills. It has a fat tongue for security and a Zoom Air insole for full comfort. It comes in many colorways for your selection.
The DVS Milan CT Mid Skates wrap around your ankle for the cushioning comfort. The DVS Milan has a vulcanized sole that offers toothy traction for your toes; now you don't have to worry about coming down hard on your heels as there is the extra cushion at the heel cup section. You portray a classy yet casual look as you step onto the streets with the DVS Milan.
Last but not least, the Reebok pump is just awesome! Every kid with one was 'cool'. Its vintage copies of black and white splashed with an orange pumper were in great demand. But today, there are a variety of colors for the Reebok pump. Its new bright lime green is outstanding. It is the pair which a diehard sneaker fan should have in his collectibles.
by Albert Colin
Flash gun is very useful in case there is limited light and you want to capture the scene in a high quality manner. There are several types of flash guns available but only few of them are capable of fulfilling the customers' requirement. Sometimes they will not emit enough light, sometimes they will stop working and sometimes they will consume more energy etc. are the problems of general guns. But you are here to have a EMOBLITZ DPZ420AFN Speedlite gun which has auto focus system with dual energy saving feature that make it more efficient. This has been made to be with the function of infrared automatic focus. The zoom range capacity of this device is 28 mm- 35mm- 50mm- 85mm and this is automatic. All the parts used in making this whole device are of high quality that make it to be strong and can also withstand physical stress to some extent.
The gun can be used for a long time without any problem but the only thing you need to care is that do not use this device carelessly. The processes employed by this flash gun are instant and there will not be any problem if you want to make a continuous shot. If your camera is not outputting high quality of pictures or it is taking unclear photos then tryout this awesome flash gun after attaching this device to your camera it will probably start taking high quality of pictures if there was problem with light receiving in your camera.
If you have Nikon or Canon camera then the best flash gun for your camera will be the EMOBLITZ DPZ420AFN Power Zoom Auto Focus Speedlite. This flash gun is operated by 4×AA batteries and the power consumption is very low so that you can use the same batteries for effective time period. The exposure time for this flash gun is 1/700 second and the charging time is 0.5 to 7 second. It has perfect size (3×2.4×7.3 inch according to L×W×H) that will match your camera. Maybe you are thinking about the weight and perhaps you may have supposed it to be heavy but you are wrong because it is very light and there will not be any difficulty while taking a picture, your two hands will be able to hold it easily. Due to long durability, high performance and low price this device has been very famous nowadays.
Mobile Phones are small widgets that are capable of providing uninterrupted communication with your loved ones. In the recent times, they have developed into more user-friendly gadgets which offer much more than just plain and simple communication. Best Mobile Phones offer many other ways and methods to stay connected with your family and friends.
The demand for well endowed mobile handsets has increased over the past decade. The advancement in technology has led the major mobile companies to develop newer and smarter handsets every now and then. The companies such as Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericsson and various others are spending millions on the research and development of new devices.
These mobile firms have joined hands with the leading service providers of UK to promote the sale of their handsets at cheap rates. The major ones including Three, Vodafone and Orange among others have devised three deals for satisfying the varied requirements of the users.
The Contract Deals focus on the people who want to purchase latest handsets but due to budget constraints cannot do so. The user signs a contract with his desired service providers and pays security to purchase a handset of his choice at cheap rates. This contract may last between 6 to 24 months and the user is entitled to use the services provided for the entire contract period.
These deals are also known as contract phones with free gifts as they offer various free gifts and incentives including laptops, DVD players, LCD TVs, gaming consoles, free air time, free texts, free line rental and so on.
The Pay as you Go Deals are quite flexible as they are free from any long term contracts. The user has the freedom to deposit any amount in his mobile phone account as he wishes to. There are no hefty mobile bills and therefore, the user can keep a check on his mobile phone expenditure.
The SIM free Deals are quite flexible too. They allow the user to shift to the services of other networks whenever needed. These deals are most suitable to the frequent travelers as they can shift to the services of other firms as soon as they leave the political territory of their country.
The Best Mobile Phones are available with various Mobile Phone Deals. The details regarding all the latest handsets along with the various plans including their tariffs and contract terms are available in the various web portals. The user can visit them in order to select the most suitable deal.
Sneaker shoes always aim at the comfort of the user and they cater the requirements of the user, to the maximum. There are variety of styles and shades in each type of sneaker shoes. The sneakers can also find their collaboration with other styles of shoes such as the Mary Jane shoes. Thus, the sneaker collection always allows you to pick according to your imaginations and needs.
The sneakers get the perfect shape with the best features. They are manufactured with materials like canvas, leather and the fine suede. Especially, the canvas sneakers are made with the eco-friendly materials. The hook and loop, ladder lock and the lace-up styles are used in the sneakers for the best fit. The construction of the soles demand more concentration and the soles give more flexibility and durability. Thus, the features provide the excellent traction during the gait.
The athletic field finds its close association with the sneaker shoes. There are varieties of sneaker shoes used for tennis, basket ball and running from the top brands such Nike, Reebok and Adidas. The athletic sneakers are very popular and they serve the players to enhance their style of play. Thus, the athletic sneakers find its part in making the sports and games a more interesting show.
The world of sneakers has got their new buddies in quick intervals and they keep themselves updated with the current trends. The various sneaker products find good competition among themselves with the best features and styles. Trendy pick ups are always there to accompany you in all the actions.
Satisfies people at all ages
The sneaker shoes own the love of the people at all the ages and give a choice to everybody, irrespective of the gender. The kidâ€™s sneakers are so attractive with splashing colors and eye-catchy designs and they foster the earlier secure steps of the kid. The women sneakers play important part in adding to their style and the menâ€™s sneakers suit men comfortably in all their actions. Thus, every one has a finger to point to their choice in the collection of sneakers.
So now are you ready to shop for the best collection in the versatile world of shoes? Thus, the sneakers offer you the best pieces to quench your fashion thirst and make you to relish the perfection in your actions.
by Olivia Thomson
Sneakers were first designed to be part of the sports apparel but have evolved to be the more casual footwear today. They are comfortable and trendy with the increasing cool designs by various manufacturers. Even students prefer to put sneakers on as part of their uniform for the comfort and versatility of the footwear.
Sneakers also come in athletic designs and purposes today as can be found in tennis and basketball sports. Cross trainers put on sneakers for better comfort over the long distance. Different countries call sneakers differently; in UK, it is referred to as "trainer"; in US, they are called "kicks"; in Australia, they are known as "runners" and in South Africa, they are "takkies".
Sneakers even impacted the hip hop culture from the 1970s; many rappers are signed up with major sneaker manufacturers to promote the brand's sneakers like Adidas, Puma and Nike. More and more sophisticated and fashionable sneakers are coming on the scene today which make them collectibles; such as the "Sneakerhead". An artistically-modified pair of sneakers can fetch as much as $500. Hence, this has motivated many talented and creative artists to put their creativity at work on a pair of ordinary sneakers to transform it into a unique collectible.
But sneakers are best when they are wearable; hence, there are many types in the market. You will find high tops covering the ankles or low tops that expose the ankles with mid cuts in between. There are fashion sneakers which extend to the calf called sneaker boots which are usually favored by the ladies.
Sneakers are being manufactured with fun and art in mind today than just wearable. Sneaker artists are creating many functional art pieces; that means they are wearable pieces besides sporting great designs, which are great for those wearers that want to make a statement with their footwear. It is a unique way of expression art. Others may just be concerned about covering your feet and giving you some comfortable material to move about in, but sneaker artists add fun and expression through their designs on the sneakers.
Sneaker art has evolved to become unique based on the various cultural groups. Since most sneakers use some canvas material covering, it has translated into the artist's canvas.You can find many wonderful designs on branded sneakers such as Adidas, Nike, Reebok, New Balance, and Asics. More and more sneaker manufacturers are jumping onto the bandwagon for the creative juice to translate into higher profits.
by Albert Colin
Knowing the exact size and shape of your feet is critical in purchasing the right shoes. If your arch is higher or lower you need to find a shoe that conforms in the appropriate fashion. Alternately there are certain casual sneakers that will conform to feet no matter their size or shape. An example of this type of sneakers is the ever popular Nike Air Force Ones. These sneakers are quite well known for providing support and comfort for all different types of people for different occasions. If you don't choose a sneaker that fits snuggly or conforms to the shape of your feet you will feel discomfort and may be unable to perform at an elite level.
The specific activity that you have in mind is also an important factor to take into consideration when choosing sports footwear. You can find a number of different styles designed specifically for different activities. There are basketball shoes, baseball cleats and track athletic shoes just to name a few. Different activities require different support for your feet and you need to find an appropriate shoe. There are some exemptions from this rule as you will often see people playing full contact street ball wearing Nike Air Force Ones. On the other hand you will see people wearing them out to a dance or a night out at a restaurant. These sneakers have the ability to provide the necessary ankle support for physically demanding activities but are also quite suitable for everyday, casual wear. However a good tip to keep in mind is that running shoes do not work well for sports that require a lot of lateral movement. Running shoes or track shoes are meant simply for forward motion and the do not always provide the support you need to twist, turn and pivot.
Lastly while your budget is obviously important you should always try and put your comfort above the price tag. You simply do not want to save a few dollars in the short term only to have your new pair of sneakers fall apart or your ankle to sprain because you do not have the right support. Buying a quality pair of athletic footwear is one of the best investments you can make if you are an active sports enthusiast. This is one reason that Nike Air Force Ones have become so popular. They are not overly priced and can easily be found in any store yet they provide a great amount of comfort and support for the soles and arches of your feet.
by: Jose Nevarez Jr
Is it necessary to change the blog content frequently? Experienced online business people know the importance of blog contents. Blog contents are changed frequently by some and others keep it as it is for many months. Some business people change the contents daily or weekly. The secret behind this change is nothing but to drive traffic to their sites and get top ranking in the search engine optimization.
Simply changing the content without providing necessary information to the visitors will not act in favor of your business. You should always insert new and fresh contents in order to increase the interest of the audience. When you provide unique and top notch information every week, then definitely the same set of audience will visit your site to know more. Here are some of the advantages in changing the contents frequently.
* Drive traffic - Search engines highlight the websites based on the blog contents. When there are more contents with the same keyword, only the site that has fresh content will get the top rank. So, if you want to improve your search engine rank, then it is high time to change the blog contents frequently.
* Update information - Fresh contents are essential if you want to convey the current and on going information to the audience. Whatever may be your business, the visitors should be given the latest information. People will not show interest to read the same contents every day and every week. After a few visits they get bored and start switching over to other sites.
* Grab more audience - When the customers believe that your blog content is always new and informative, they will start visiting your website frequently. Some new business people just copy and paste the contents from other popular sites or just rewrite the same content. This cheap action will not benefit your business in any way. If you are not professionally talented to write blog contents, then you can approach the writers who can provide you the unique contents. Also, with new blog content you can grab more audience apart from the existing audience or customers.
Blogging is not limited to one type. Some bloggers write about politics, news, home decoration and personal computers. But, people who are specifically targeting a single business will focus on a single topic. If you are writing blogs on several topics then you need to do some research before choosing the topic. You can also find out the interest of the readers to know the type of blogging they are interested.
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By Mike Gate
While it seems that 3D movies are a new technological invention that has only been available to filmmakers in recent years, it has actually been around for a long time. The first patent for a 3D movie process was filed in Great Britain as far back as 1890, and the first movie viewed by a paying audience was shown back in 1922. In the 1950s, 3D movies became popular for awhile, but remained a novelty. In the early 1980s, movie makers again tried to sell the 3D technology, and this time reached more mainstreams producers. Titles such as Jaws 3D and Friday the 13th 3D showed some success. New, computerized cameras and processes led to the latest 3D craze, but these processes did little more than expand on the already-existing way 3D movies are filmed.
Before answering the question on how are 3D movies filmed, it must be noted that not all of todays three dimensional movies are filmed directly in 3D. Some of them were filmed with standard cameras, and then they are sent to a third-party production company that converts the movies into the third dimension. The three dimensional effects in post-production movies are generally not as good as movies that are originally shot in three dimensions. In many instances, the effect seems forced, subdued, or otherwise unnatural.
The best 3D movies are shot with special cameras that were invented for just that purpose. The most advanced of these cameras is the Sony 3D camera system developed by James Cameron and Vince Pace in conjunction with Sony. Cameron used the cameras to produce two documentaries before using them to film what is considered the greatest 3D movie of all-time, Avatar.
In gaining an understanding of how are 3D movies filmed, it is important to understand how 3D works. Three dimensional vision works on the principle of human binocular vision, the use of two eyes to create one image in the brain. Having two eyes that work together in this way is what allows people to perceive depth. The brain uses the triangulation between each eye and an outside object or point to determine how far away the object is. Because movie screens are flat, all of the images are the same distance away, so a system is used to trick the eyes into seeing two different images.
Older 3D movies were made with two cameras that recorded one image in red and the same image from a different perspective in blue or green. The images were then projected onto the screen using two cameras in synchronization. Viewers had to wear special glasses with red and green or blue tinted lenses so each eye could see only one of the projected images, creating a 3D effect.
Today's 3D cameras use two lenses to capture two sets of images, but instead of colored filters, the images are differentiated by vertical and horizontal or opposing diagonal polarization. The movies are projected using a standard projector with a special lens that projects the two polarizations used. Viewers still have to wear special glasses, but they are no longer colored. The lenses filter each of the differently-polarized images to each eye, producing the 3D effect.
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By : Erick Leamy
Late conversations regarding the object of replication and home based business marketing programs inspired this post. I have to start by genuinely asking the debate of whether or not we need to be seeking replication in the first place. And if so, what will we be replicating?
For years in my business the idea of a duplicable home based business marketing platform was pushed down my throat and firmly planted within my thought. Not only did I live by this concept of having one platform that everyone pursued, but I broadcast the theory to everyone I partnered with. Eventually something materialized for me that literally reformed the way I think about home based business marketing.
Do not misunderstand, I certainly acknowledge that people and enterprises must have systems. It is far easier to achieve home business success whenever you have a step by step plan to follow. the reality is, people crave specific direction. Brand-new home business owners need a 1,2,3 sort of formula. You must ask yourself what your home based business marketing system is actually yielding or replicating. Additionally, is your program genuinely duplicating in the first place?
Before we can respond to this question, we before all else need to understand replication inside the framework of the home based business marketing world. The average home business owner views duplication as a means to an end. In other words, when we have enough individuals reproducing our marketing formula, we may sit back, rest, and beam as the mailbox fills up with cash. This type of thinking is in reality buying into the myth of duplication. Allow me to clarify.
We begin with this hope that one by one or two by two we will add others to our team which will be faithful and copy our home based business marketing method. We surmise that the majority of people will obtain comparable results to our own, soon momentum will take over and we will be duplicating in masses. Then one day, realism hits and we understand that achieving true replication is more difficult than it appears.
This is where the light bulb was turned on for me and altered my rationale surrounding replication. Eight years into my business I woke up and understood that even though I had accomplished what some would label success, I was no further ahead than when I first started. Yes, I was making a lot more money than when I first started my business and had some pretty awesome perks; however, I had not touched that degree of viral duplication that everyone boasts about. Consequently I began studying home based business marketing strategies.
I learned that replication is a illusion in the home business field. This might rattle your chain a little; however, I wish to rouse your thinking. Honestly ask yourself what the statistics are in your business with regard to overall duplication and real people seeing real results? Now I am not talking about the one or two people who are getting direct and personal results. The question is how many individuals are able to accomplish true reproduction in depth in your business?
Important questions to ask:
Has your team grown apart from your personal contact? Basically this means that you frequently have people who you have not been introduced to which are generating big numbers without your input.
Would you be able to entirely remove yourself and your personal resources (your closing calls, webinars, coaching, etc.) from the program and have your team continue to prosper?
Is your team creating multiple legacy type businesses to the point where they could not be swayed to move to another company?
Could you walk away from your business and travel the world for an entire year without affecting your income?
Nearly all people are answering these questions with a big fat NO. If you are answering yes to all of the above, either you are out of touch with reality OR you hold a admirable home based business marketing formula which understands that actual duplication will not be achieved with one express home based business marketing system.
The reason so many people struggle to duplicate their home based business marketing lies in this answer. A simple system designed to be mass replicated does not exist. Proof? Allow me to take you back to my awakening moment.
After eight years of using a replicated home based business marketing formula, I was still executing the exact strategies I was when I started working my career. Unless I reformed my beliefs and altered my programs, I would carry on executing the same things forever. We are simply people. Each of us are different and bring to the table a different skill, talent, gift, personality, and perspective. So to think that one singular home based business marketing system can create multiple copies of me is ludicrous.
I was executing the exact same things over and over again because I was not making available tools, plans, and home based business marketing techniques that would work for different people. I was wrongfully assuming that anyone would be altered and tailored to fit the system, in place of customizing the system for dissimilarity. Ah-hah moment I might say.
Replication is a myth considering nobody may reproduce you. No one will do exactly what you do and get the exact same results. Until you ignore the concept of mass duplication and alter your home based business marketing plan, you will make the same mistakes I made and continue to rebuild your business over and over again searching for team members just matching you!
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By: Jodi Ouellette
With the third installment of the Transformers franchise of movies just out, no doubt fans of the movies will be flocking to see it. Many movie critics think this is the best of the franchise so far. And to some extent, the story looks to be the best. So if you have had the opportunity to see the movie and liked it, why not get your own Transformers 3 costume? There are quite a lot to choose from. And if you haven't seen the movie yet, why not wear your costume to the movie theater and really make an impression.
The basic synopsis of the movie is that a spacecraft that has technology that could tilt the balance in the seemingly never ending battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons has been found on the moon. There is a great rush to get to this spacecraft and use the technology to get the upper hand. Ultimately, the battle reaches it's climax on Earth with all the characters from the previous movies involved (except for Megan Fox's character Mikaela Banes but let's not go into that).
Like all the big budget action/adventure/sci fi genre movies, the film is packed with special effects and epic stunts. In fact, as is the current trend, the film has been shot in 3D to make the action and effects just that little bit more visceral and put you in the midst of the action. The film may not have a lasting cultural impact on our existence but it's a great piece of entertainment to while away an afternoon.
So, like most of these movies, there is plenty of merchandise that can be purchased. There are games, action figures and, most importantly, for the purpose of this article anyhow, costumes.
Transformers 3 costumes are all about the Robots. Let's face it, as nice and heroic as Sam Witwicky is, nobody really want's to dress up as him. We want to be one of the Cybertronic robots of course.
You can get a full range of costumes for pretty much all the main Transformers. You can be one of the Autobots or be the villainous Decepticons. Whatever takes your fancy or mood at the time.
If you want to go full on, you can get the full theatrical costumes. These are complete costumes that make you look like the Robots. They are possibly the closest thing you can get to being the real thing. The full theatrical costumes are quite expensive but well worth it if you are a diehard fan of the Transformers and the movies.
If your passion does not go to a full outfit, then you might want to get get something a little more comfortable. You can get the T-shirt and mask combination costume. This is your standard T-shirt, with a print of the body of the particular robot and a separate face mask of the robot. The face mask does not completely cover the face and can be slipped on and off depending on your wishes.
The Transformers 3 costumes are available for men and women and most also include child sizes. You can get the popular Bumblebee, Ironhide and the heroic leader Optimus Prime on the goodies side. And on the baddies side, you will find Megatron.
Transform yourself into Bumblebee, Ironhide or Optimus Prime at Transformers 3 costumes, including the complete Bumblebee 3D costume
By Rand Fortescue
How would you describe your job?
As an agent at ICM I work long hours, twenty-plus hours a day where I am always sitting on the edge of my seat. I told people when I stepped into the office that I needed a seatbelt, because it would be a bumpy ride, and that was a good day. I spend the whole day turning "no's into yes's, and 15,000.00 offer into a 50,000.00 offer. Every conversation in being an agent is an uphill battle.
How did you get into it?
I did a summer internship at ABC while going to college at UCLA. The last department I worked in was public relations. I was doing publicity for shows like NYPD BLUE, ACCORDING TO JIM, MY WIFE AND KIDS, etc. It was suggested to me to go the agent route after my work there, and so I did. I interviewed with all the major agencies I could find, and after a grueling 10 interview process, I landed a spot at ICM in their trainee program which lasted for 3 years.
What are you looking for in other people?
As an agent looking for talent to book I always look for marketability. Do I believe they are going to work just as hard as I am to get their name out there? Do they work on networking as hard as they work on their art. Are they going to help me get them to the top, or would I be doing all the work?
What are the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to doing your job?
Because we work with such a fast rate people forget details, and have a lack of following up, which screws the artist, and can cause us to lose clients. One mistake can mean a huge difference. In order to be a good agent you have to be quick on your feet, and know the answer immediately.
Why do some people get the gigs and others don't?
Talent. Marketability. It's about whether or not they can become a brand.
What makes you want to not work with someone?
A bad team. If an actor, musician, producer, etc. has a bad team there are too many cooks in the kitchen. It is hard to be productive for a client when everything has to be discussed with the whole team. The only time I was willing to go through that tedious process is if the client was worth over $100k a booking.
What is your typical day?
A typical day for me is getting into the office no later than 7AM. Turn on my computer and check for responses on any business from the day before. As my specialty is international, I have to attack the day according to time zone. First I call eastern Europe, followed by western Europe, followed by New York and work my way west. I feel like Santa Claus trying to deliver all of the gifts before sun-up. It's a constant struggle to tackle the most important projects and maintain all other business on my agenda.
I call the most urgent or highest paying opportunities first and once I have left word for everyone, I can then start leaving word for the less pressing projects. After doing this for 9 hours straight, I might then call Australia and Asia and do the same thing until 4AM or until I pass out!
Agent Season - when is the best time to look for an agent?
January to May is pilot season and not a good time because agents can't focus on new clients. By June they are in the offices, and it is a good time to look.
What would be your one major piece of advice for making it in Hollywood?
Be impeccable with your word, create value for the team. Show up with the spirit of, 'What can I do to help?', rather than, 'What can I take and get?'
Many people have the misconception that once they step off the bus and have landed in HOLLYWOOD that casting directors are waiting at the bus stop ready to make them famous. It doesn't work that way. You need an agent to get the auditions for you.
What is an agent? An agent isn't the lipstick-wearing gum-chewing hustler you may have imagined, and many actors and newcomers think that the agent holds the secrets to their fame. This is simply not true. The agent can present opportunity, but having a resume full of home-town theatre may not be enough.
Good agents know the business and know if they can sell you. They know people on every level and it is up to him to develop the relationships needed to promote you. An agent builds his credibility by having an experienced actor who can nail an audition. Then it is up to the agent to negotiate your contract. He or she knows the rules and regulations within the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD, ACTORS EQUITY, and AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS. If the actor works, the agent gets paid. If the actor doesn't work, he does not make his percentage.
A FRANCHISED AGENT represents actors who are in one of the unions. To be franchised the agent is licensed by the state and abides by agency rules, regulations etc. Remember, in order to attract your first agent you have to have something to sell even if your mom and cousin at home told you that you are already a star. Student films, theatre, plays, and theatre groups are the best resources to get started and to get prepared to have an agent. Local acting classes have students who may have an agent and refer you to theirs as well. Working actors study acting. Period.
"Natural talent" must be trained as well. Put together an audition/sizzle/demo reel of your work and you can get this by doing student films. The unions have free agent listings in THE ACADEMY PLAYERS DIRECTORY and will mail you a copy if you ask. 310-278-8990 8949 wilshire Beverly hills 90210
Brian Blumer has moved on from ICM and is now in the field of Attorneys and job placement.
Amber Dawn Lee is an American actress, producer, and screenwriter. Born November 27, 1975. She booked her first modeling job in Utah after she was discovered by a talent scout for a modeling agency in a mall. Her modeling career gave her opportunities to travel, but Amber Dawn Lee chose to stay and work in America instead of internationally.
After roles in short films and musical theatre in Texas she realized her career could only happen if she moved to Los Angeles where films were being made. At the encouragement of friends, she packed up her car in the middle of the night and drove straight to California. She checked into the Sportsmen's Lodge, and started acting classes at the world famous Beverly Hills Playhouse. Supporting her endeavors through modeling she began to book acting jobs, including Hookers For Jesus, which she wrote and starred in.
Amber Dawn Lee played Linda Lou in the musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" in San Antonio, Texas. She also played the role of Cinderella in San Antonio, Texas.
Amber Dawn Lee is also a humanitarian and speaks on panels around the United States on issues of animal rights.
She has been featured in several magazines as a model including the cover of Template:Met Magazine and she appeared on Good Morning America with Dianne Sawyer. She did runway modeling for Versace. She lives in Beverly Hills, California with her shih-tzu, Charlie, and her Miniture Pinscher she saved from being put to sleep at a shelter.
Two of her screenplays Mockstar and Children of the West were quarter finalists in a screen writing competition. Amber created her own production company Movie Junkies Productions in 2007, and has produced and acted in several of her own projects which are designed specifically for her.
By Amber Dawn Lee
I never thought in a million years that I would get to see a live action Green Lantern movie. Of all of the members of the Justice League, he was the one character that seemed to be the least familiar and the hardest to develop into a stand-alone film. Add to that the fact that pretty much all of the Green Lantern's powers come out of the ring meaning that the special effects would have to be such that they are believable and that most of the film would be using a ton of effects. Luckily the technology is now available to make this a reality and therefore we now have Green Lantern in his own film. My hope is that this might lead to additional individual films for each member of the Justice League leading up to a Justice League movie, just like Marvel has done with the members of the Avengers leading up to the Avengers movie due out next year. I'll keep my fingers crossed for that, but in the meantime lets discuss their current effort of Green Lantern.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Green Lantern, he is a member of a larger group called the Green Lantern Corps. They are an organization created by the Guardians of the Universe that patrol the entire galaxy to maintain balance and uphold justice throughout the universe. Each Green Lantern is proved a special ring that allows the Lantern to create anything they can imagine. You see, the ring is powered by willpower and the things it constructs are only as powerful as the willpower of the Lantern using it. This film deals primarily with the first human Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, and also gives us a great introduction to the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians, and their worst enemy Parallax.
For the most part, I was quite pleased by the story they told about the origin of Earth's first Green Lantern. The casting of Ryan Reynolds was just about perfect, however the actor who stole the show for me was Mark Strong as Sinestro. I can't think of anyone else that could have come close to his performance. If only they had made him the villain of the film, however I hope that this one does well enough to warrant a sequel. In fact, the best parts of the entire film were those dealing with the Corps as a whole and all of the scenes filmed on the Lantern home world of Oa. If only they had kept the scenes involving Hal finding Abin Sur and his wrecked space craft and Hal finally accepting the ring, but when he travels to Oa to begin his training and learning about the Corps, the action should have remained there to have Hal and the entire corps battling Parallax then have Hal come back to Earth as it's protector. I just wasn't as impressed by the after Hal comes back from Oa when he decides that he doesn't want to accept the responsibility of becoming the Green Lantern. They could have just as easily created an origin story that took place on Oa and was only on Earth for the beginning and ending of the film. That being said, I was still incredibly impressed by what they did manage to put together and the overall story that they told. This was a good introduction to this amazing character but it is just the tip of the iceberg as to everything the Green Lantern can do and how essential he is to the safety of Earth and the Galaxy he helps to protect.
If you are any fan of Superman or Batman, you should go and check out this film. Keep in mind that Green Lantern is one of the seven founding members of the Justice League that includes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. I can't tell you how much I hope and pray that we will not only get to see individual films for each of these characters, but also see them joined together in a Justice League movie. Give this film a chance, despite any bad reviews you might have seen, and immerse yourself in this incredible world. If this film doesn't do well, our chances of seeing more of these characters in their own films will vanish before they are even given the chance.
By J Chandler