Friday, May 18, 2012

Best Free Travel Kindle Books for 05/18/2012


If you don’t have a Kindle device, don’t worry.  You can download the popular e-reader software onto your iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphone, and even your computer.  This will allow you to take advantage of all the great titles Amazon has to offer daily.

(All titles are subject to change price at any time.  Check to make sure that they are truly free before downloading them.  Each title is linked to its appropriate Amazon page.)

Best Finds for Friday, May 18th, 2012


Florence, Italy Travel Guide - Art, Culture & Off the Beaten Track - 3-Day Itinerary by Alexandra Korey

Rome Travel Guide - A 3 Day Tour Around Ancient Rome by Elinor Cosgrave

5of the USA's Best Trips by Lonely Planet

Paris Travel Guide - 3 Perfect Wandering Days Tour Itinerary by Emily Monaco

Gerry Frank's Where To Find It, Buy It, Eat It in New York by Gerry Frank

Beijing Travel Guide - 3 Day Must Sees, Must Dos, Must Eats by Heike Kagler

Athens Travel Guide - 3-Day Highlights Tour Itinerary by Kostas Chatzivasileiou

Sydney, Australia Travel Guide - 3-Day Best-Of Itinerary by Fiona Davies

San Francisco Travel Guide - 2-Day Highlights Itinerary by Jason Demant

New York City Travel Guide - 3-Day Amazing Asian Food Tour by Elizabeth Shim

Creative Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business is $1.99 on Amazon!


I just ran across a steal on Amazon.  The Kindle version of Creative Inc: The Ultimate Guide to Runninga Successful Freelance Business by Meg Mateo Ilasco is only $1.99.  I’m not sure how long it’s going to be listed at this price but I know it’s been on my Wishlist for a really long time.  I can’t wait to read it and apply some of her knowledge to my own freelance business.



If you’re thinking about starting your own company or want to do some work on the side freelancing, consider buying this book.  Here’s what a few readers on Amazon had to say about it:

“I haven't been freelancing for long, but I've been in the game long enough to not be too much of a newbie. I knew a lot of the nuts and bolts information about freelancing, but Creative Inc. was such a motivational help to keep me going strong! It's so nice to read a book on this topic without being discouraged about legal jargon and business plans galore! Creative Inc. is the perfect mix of detailed information and friendly advice. The interviews with a diverse selection of freelancers is also really encouraging. Everyone in the book really understands what you are going through and has been there themselves. I think this book is a great buy for any type of designer/creative looking to work for themselves. Hey, if you're stuck behind a cubicle, read this and it will certainly change your life.” – Meg Lewis

Creative, Inc. was a very helpful & quick read this past month for me. I have hit a point in my freelance career where I will need to decide to grow, to start a studio name, and do a lot of more serious planning as this skill of mine becomes more of my full-time focus. The girls did a great job in this book giving you just enough information to get you asking all the right questions, without overly complicating topics that could probably each have their own sets of books because they can get involved. It's a perfect insight for a native to the industry (like me) or a new graduate or younger professional trying to gather all the information before making an informed decision. There are a lot of interviews from real professionals from all different creative industries, such as graphic designers, animation freelancers a CPS's insight on taxes and illustrators.

If you are thinking about freelancing and want to get an idea of how to start, what is involved and where to go from here, this book is for you.

If you are working in the business, feel stuck, scared or just need some inspiration to get things moving, this $11 is well spent for a quick read to get your mind moving again.

I look forward to more in the future.

(specifically on the topic of when and how to decide to start using a studio name vs. your own as a freelancer!)
wink wink.”
Nicole LaFave

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Five Free Deluxe Beauty Samples Just for Signing Up!




Get your beauty fix with a box of free samples from Beauty Sage.  The site contains health and beauty products promoted by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen.  Enter your email address on the site before it launches and get a box containing five free beauty samples in it.  If you love getting mail as much as I do, you’ll love finding this in the post.

Here’s the link: http://www.beautysage.com/
 
It takes mere seconds to sign up so what are you waiting for?  I don’t know how long this offer will last so head on over to the site right away.

Photo Credit: BeautySage.com

Best Free Kindle Books for 05/16/2012


I’m going to start posting the best free personal finance, simple living, and DIY Kindle books of the day.  If you don’t have a Kindle device, don’t worry.  You can download the popular e-reader software onto your iPad, iPod Touch, Smartphone, and even your computer.  This will allow you to take advantage of all the great titles Amazon has to offer daily.

(All titles are subject to change price at any time.  Check to make sure that they are truly free before downloading them.  Each title is linked to its appropriate Amazon page.)

Best Finds for Wednesday, May 16th, 2012


Positive Affirmations: Positive Words That Will Improve Your Life! by Chris Cains

Positive Thinking: Rewire Your Life For Success by Chris Cains

All You Need To Know About Working From Home: Spotting the Right Work At Home Opportunity, Don't Get Caught By Scammers, Freelancing, Balancing Home And Work, Stay Motivated, Success & Better Productivity by Josh Alman

Preparing for the Coming Collapse of the U.S.Dollar 2nd Edition  by David Roberts

How to Make and Sell Homemade Soap by Suzanne A. Young

How to Sew: Basics by Various

The Little Red Writing Book by Brandon Royal

Prep School: Simple Cider Homebrew by Ash Bauer

SteamDrunks: 101 Steampunk Cocktails andMixed Drinks by Chris-Rachael Oseland

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hurry and Get Your Free Ace Self-Adhering Elastic Bandage Sample Today


Head on over to Ace’s Facebook page for your free sample of a self-adhering elastic bandage.  Click LIKE and then fill out the form with your name, mailing address, and email.  I’m not sure how long this freebie will last so get your request in now!



You will receive confirmation for your request and your sample will be sent to you in 6 to 8 weeks according to the website.  This is a great addition to your First Aid Kit.

How to Score a Free Bohemian Rhapsody Bamboo Ring Worth $27 Today!


Who doesn’t love freebies?  I know I do.  That’s why I couldn’t wait to share this awesome offer with you.  Not only will you have the benefit of getting discounted goods through sneakpeeq, you’ll also get a beautiful Bohemian Rhapsody Bamboo Ring for free just for signing up.  It’s a $27 value and makes a great gift for others if you don’t have a need for it.


                                                   
 Here’s how to get your free ring:

  • Sign up for sneakpeeq.  It’s free to join, so what are you waiting for? (Disclaimer: The link is my affiliate link.  I receive credit for each person that signs up.)
  • The “Get Your Reward” button will pop up.  You should see a picture of the Bohemian Rhapsody Bamboo ring.
  •  Click on “Use Your Badge” to claim your reward.  This is the last step before finalizing your order.
  • Buy it.  The Bohemian Rhapsody Bamboo ring should be free.  Enter your shipping address and enjoy!

Keep an eye out for more freebies and amazing deals!

Photo Credit: sneakpeeq

3 Pack of Stylus Pens on Amazon for $1.68 SHIPPED


Need a Stylus?  Why not get 3 for less than the price of one?  Amazon has a deal on a 3 Pack of Stylus Pens for $1.68 SHIPPED.  These gems usually cost $30!  That’s a big savings!   You can use them with your touchscreen phone, MP3 player or tablet so you can feed that Draw Something addiction.  You’ll get one red, one black, and one silver pen.  Order a pack for yourself and a few extra for stocking stuffers (You can never buy Christmas presents too early!)

I was lucky enough to get this deal but I don’t know how long it will last.  Make sure you head over to Amazon immediately to purchase your 3 Pack of Stylus Pens for $1.68.  The pens are GTMax Band brand and soft rubber tipped to avoid scratching your devices.  Click the link to be taken directly to the page.



Keep a PDA stylus on hand so you're always ready to jot a note or tap the touch screen without using your finger.
 
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