Earn Watching Videos!

There are several get-paid-to (GPT) sites that are presented as work from home opportunities. They offer prospects such as getting paid watching videos, doing surveys, and other simple online tasks. While some of these websites are legitimate, there is a need for caution so as not to fall prey to some of the over-hyped claims from their promoters.

It’s understandable that these sites attract good traffic thanks to the data of the total payouts that welcomes you as your eyes get on their home pages. There is a temptation to look at those figures with euphoria without analyzing the payout per customer.  Yes, while making money online is a  possibility considering the increasing population on the internet, it is necessary to know what might work for you and what might not.

For sure online activity poses enough risks to users to warrant caution for any financially motivated step to be taken on it. Of course, it is necessary to do enough research before investing in any undertaking, more so on the internet. A recent report from the BBC underscored the importance of such due diligence. It was discovered that some endorsements from the social media marketing influencers were flawed as the products being promoted were either imitations or of low quality. The recommendation from the report was that there is a need for care to be taken for online decisions.

For this reason, I review some of these get-paid-to sites that offer rewards for tasks such as watching videos and then I offer my verdict at the end. It should be mentioned that Trustpilot has a number of customer reviews for these websites and this is what formed the basis of the conclusions below:

Earnably Review 3.50/5.00

Earnably offers multiple ways to earn, and it’s a great site to earn a little extra money online. It’s free and it is one of the most popular get-paid-to sites. You earn digital rewards and gift cards by completing offers, taking surveys, and watching videos from their over 30+ partners.

What is clear about Earnably is their quick response to either complaints or technical issues. Looks like they have a number of satisfied customers with one claiming that their daily survey tasks pay well. There are many who have already redeemed several times through PayPal.

However, there were logging issues cited by some customers. The complaint was that there was a looping problem in some login attempts. The support service could only advise a change of network for those using static IP addresses.

However, Earnably is only available in the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

Swagbucks Reviews 3.25/5.00

Swagbucks claims that one can theoretically earn up to $5 a day. More realistically, though, users can make about $90 a month — more than $1,000 a year.  This is just for watching videos!

Swagbucks towers above the other get-paid-to sites in paying out efforts.  A 20 – 30 minutes survey might earn $25. You answer surveys, shop online, and get cashback, explore new apps games and more and get paid for it.

What you make can be spent on occasional video games or even cashed out to PayPal. They also offer free gift cards.

However, some people feel there are times when it is a total waste of time when you spend 30 to 60 minutes only to find that the link doesn’t work or that you are disqualified when doing some tasks. The other complaints are that half the surveys never work and are seldom fixed. It is seen that the more gift cards you get, the less the surveys.

On the positive side is that it is available in most of the countries.

Timebucks Review 3.25/5.00

Timebucks has many earning options and they pay you weekly. Watching videos is another way to make extra cash on TimeBucks. You watch short videos and get paid after viewing for a certain number of seconds.

The difference between TimeBucks and other similar programs is that it pays you in cash, rather than in gift cards, which makes it stand out from other Get-Paid-To sites. However, surveys, though are the main source of income, are limited to countries outside the USA. Besides, It takes a long time to get the threshold amount of $10.

Tasks and offers are mostly available but the reward is very low. They’re also a lot of surveys indicating that there are either not suitable or not available. It also takes more than a month to get $10. If you can’t get this threshold, you don’t earn on your account wallet.

A major plus is that It’s available almost in all the countries globally.

InboxDollars Review – Rate 2.50/5.00

InboxDollars is said to be the number 1 site for anyone looking to earn some extra money for watching videos, taking surveys, and other online activities. Inboxdollars has been around for 20 years, and the company says it has paid its members more than $59 million since 2000.  It’s claimed that the search toolbar alone can earn you an instant $1 credit and can potentially net you up to $57 a year. The payouts on activities range from a few cents to a few dollars depending on what you choose.

There are several customers that feel that the site is fun and easy to use. Some claim that they have received checks with amounts reaching $30 dollars within days. Some said they made almost $200 within a few months of joining.

However, the majority of recent reviews have not been so good. There is a general feeling that service has changed for the worst. The customers most complained that they no longer make as much watching videos or doing surveys. In fact, surveys, which are the major income earner can be so involving, and waste your time even when you are not qualified only to know that at the end. They are some surveys that are no longer accessible.

To cap it all, Inboxdollars is no longer accepting membership outside the United States.


The opportunity cost of spending hours on the get-paid-to sites may be too high. It is not only a waste of your time but also of your electricity and your internet bill. So basically this not the best way to earn money online. You can as well spend time watching videos to learn. There are a lot of videos that will teach you how to make money online on YouTube.  You can also choose to watch videos to learn to earn on Wealth Affiliate. While you can make money with get-paid-to sites, the amounts are too low to bother unless you are doing it for fun or for just some extra bucks to get you going.

Wealth Affiliate actually offers free training with an option to go premium. Many people have learned the art of making money online through their training.

The training includes video walkthroughs which make it easy for you to take a deliberate effort on the path of online entrepreneurship.


Please let me know your views, comment below.

Case Against MLMs & What You Can Do About It

In looking for home-based opportunities, Market Level Marketing (MLM) (or networking marketing) programs have for many years been offered as an option. Over the years there have been discussions as to whether in the first place these programs are legal or even ethical. In his book, “The Case (for and) against Multi-level Marketing,” Jon M. Taylor, MBA, Ph.D provides the strongest critical voice against MLMs.


According to Taylor’s research, the dropout rates are scaring. In his assessment of these probabilities, he insists that one is better off gambling than getting involved in these MLM programs. The following is the data that his  study revealed:

  • A minimum of 50% of MLM representatives drops out in the first year.
  • A minimum of 90% of representatives leaves within five years.
  • By year 10, at least 95% of representatives would have dropped out.

What is of great concern is that there is favorable comparative data on the average failure rates of non-MLM small businesses. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses fare better with 20% not making it past the first year, about 50% of them lasting five years or longer, and about a third making it past 10 years.

Taylor argues that based on the extraordinary loss rates MLM programs must not be promoted either as an “income opportunity” or as a “business opportunity”. He argues that this in itself is a misrepresentation. He details factors that make this model ‘unethical,’ though legal in many jurisdictions. He argues that in an MLM model, the market is assumed to be virgin and infinite which is not always true.  There is also the question of whether the prices of MLM products are competitive enough to be sold at listed retail prices. This raises the question as to whether the losses of the hapless downlines are what gives undue gain to their upline.


In 2017, AARP Foundation, a not for profit organization which helps vulnerable older adults build economic opportunity, did a study which revealed that only one-quarter of participants make a profit — and of those, 53% make less than $5,000.​ These findings call into question a promise often made by MLM companies of financial freedom through their programs and explain how crucial it is to do your own fact-finding when considering whether an MLM opportunity is right for you. Besides, you need to check that you are not joining a scam before it is too late.

When critical data is missing, such as the actual average income per participant, the reality of a business opportunity may be ill-advised. In the absence of any proper analysis, the easiest approach may be, first of all, to check whether the products or services offered are of benefit to you or your family. In such a case, the justification for your enrolment could be having access to beneficial products at a discounted membership price. This presupposes that your non-monetary benefits are quite crucial to you and your loved ones.


Prudently, care must be taken to research the alternatives and to check whether the pricing is acceptable. Where you can establish a target market, with proper analysis, you may go ahead, approaching it as a business opportunity. In the final analysis, you would make such a decision knowing that this is a high-risk undertaking.

The internet is a valuable source of data that can be used to make informed decisions. However, there are many single-level marketing opportunities that may have a much higher income than a typical MLM business. This category may include retailing products or services and also affiliate marketing programs.


I have been involved in a number of MLMs and most of them I stopped on the way. There was one promoting fashion wear, the other marketing financial literature, the worst was traffic monsoon, offering advertising services, which was stopped by the US SEC. My experience in all this led me to the conclusion that one must fully come to grips of the business they seek to promote. For this reason, I am reluctant to give a sales pitch for my current MLM program.

I am currently an independent distributor with LONGRICH. However, my approach has been to leverage its market analysis and seek to identify a niche that I can personally exploit. This brand is vigorously promoted by mostly independent distributors. In the midst of the noise perhaps some aspects of the business model may be sugar-coated. It is for this reason that I am taking my time to understand the model. However, there is the part that I can easily decipher so far and that is the products being sold.


Longrich is a multinational corporation with an advanced research and development program. They manufacture products under OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) & ODM (Original Design Manufacturers) for multinational companies like Walmart, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, Estee Launder, Avon, Tesco, etc.

Longrich has over 2,000 products from eight different categories. They manufacture top quality, unique, and highly effective products. They have a wide range of products which include health and fitness appliances, beauty products, personal care, skincare, dietary supplements, household equipment, furniture, detergents, cosmetics, pet care products and so much more.


The biggest appeal for their products is that one of them has been of great benefit to me. After I purchased a Longrich Alkaline Antioxidant Pi Cup, my digestion improved after using it. I had struggled with the problem of constipation for more than twenty years.  Now that I drink water from this cup, I have daily bowel movements. To understand how this worked for me, I researched on the internet and came across an article by Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum, one of the leading scientists researching the microbiome, who aptly underscored the importance of alkaline water. He said Hydrochloric acid as essential as it is for the stomach, can cause gut complications if there is too much of it. He, therefore, recommends natural alkaline water not only for optimal acid levels but also for the promotion of the growth of good bacteria and fungi for the digestive system. He further adds that drinking alkaline water regularly can cleanse the colon, flushing out toxins and free radicals away from the digestive tract.

There has been a lot of studies that have been done on the benefits of alkaline water and quite admittedly it has hardly been conclusive. However, I do lean on the positive side of the argument because of my personal experience. I have even heard of cases where the intake of alkaline water helped someone to stabilize their blood pressure. There is also an account on the internet where someone was relieved of kidney stones as a result of the use of the Alkaline water cup.

An NDTV report cited a study published in 2016 where 150 mice, in an experiment, consumed alkaline water over a period of 3 years. The study results showed probable signs of slower aging in those that lived on alkaline water during the period. The benefits would also include stronger bones and weight loss. Overall, the proponents of alkaline water insist that it helps the immune system to battle foreign pathogens and gives protection from many diseases and health issues. I tend to agree with them.

With my personal experience and some of the data that I have extracted, it made me check for these “alkaline products,” beyond Longrich. I found that the cost that I incurred of $45 was quite a bargain because I found it going around US$148 on Amazon and around $85 on eBay. Similar products fetch around those amounts offering a potential of a good gross margin return on investment. There were other brands to look for like aQuasafe, Invigorated Water, APEX, and Aqua-Ionizer Pro offering me latitude in terms of any future business considerations.


Further, on my product assessment of Longrich products, there are sanitary products that not only meet the hygienic demands of women but also provide additional benefits in the form of Anion enhancements. Anions are naturally occurring and are known to increase the general healthiness and well-being of women. Following their extensive research and testing, Longrich developed anion sanitary napkin that inhibits the reproduction of anaerobic bacteria and improves women`s self-protection and disease prevention ability and vaginal itching.

The traditional padding of the sanitary napkin is made from paper pulp, which is the outcome of processing recycled substances.  There was a study from WHO that established that 62% of gynecological diseases suffered by women are as a result of poor-quality sanitary napkins. “Anion” sanitary napkin, on the other hand, is made from water-absorbing particles, fully wrapped by strictly sterilized, dust-free paper. It firmly meets the national hygiene standard. With my further checks of other brands, I found these notable names Winalite Qiray and Shuya. The prices for Longrich Superbklean napkins are quite competitive and within an acceptable range.


Based on decades of research, fluoride has a proven track record of protecting teeth and improving oral health. However, excessive exposure to fluoride has been linked to numerous health issues. There is a definite danger of dental and skeletal fluorosis.

A safer alternative to fluoride, especially for children is a toothpaste with xylitol. Clinical studies are reporting promising results of tooth decay prevention with xylitol.

Longrich toothpaste is fluoride-free and is combined with xylitol as an alternative to those concerned with the effects of fluoride. I looked out for the other brands like Tom’s of Maine, Hello Oral Care, Dr. Sheffield, Spry Xylitol, and Epic Dental and I found that the prices of most of these brands are on the higher side in comparison to the Longrich toothpaste.


The choice is yours. You might want to ignore MLMs in terms of business opportunities. But how about their products? It might be a good idea to seriously consider the benefits of being championed in their marketing campaign. If you use these products, chances are that you fall in love with them as I did. The appreciation of the products could be a conduit of a business opportunity!

Please comment below and let me know what you think.

Make Money Creating Online Courses

All my life I had not heard a city called Roseburg, Oregon, USA. But there was a day I was frantically searching the internet for a skill that has been missing in my locker. Playing the piano has always been a dream but I had not found a course tailored to my schedule. Thinking the cyber world will offer a solution, I googled “piano for beginners.” I was pleasantly intrigued when I landed on something called “play the piano or keyboard for the very beginners.” This sparkled my eyes and that is the way I got connected to a music trainer, who trains online, in Roseburg thousands of miles away.

The internet is the biggest bridge mankind has ever developed and it can be a great platform for you to showcase your skill. It is just a matter of having the right passion and strategy and that can afford you a chance to make money creating online courses. One thing that is very basic in entrepreneurship is to discover the problem folks are facing and then offer solutions. If you aim to help people especially in a huge space like the internet, you will soon be connected to thousands of people near and far away.

In the times we are living, online learning has not only become popular but in some cases mandatory. Just this week in the USA, it was reported by several networks that most of the international students might be sent home as most of the universities are exclusively teaching online. There was a survey done by Bramble, a popular learning portal where most of the respondents indicated that they were not willing to go back to the traditional way of learning.

Online learning or training can be about anything that can generate enough interest. It could be a language lesson (I have seen online teaching on how to properly pronounce English words). It could be how to stop your android looping or to switch it off if it froze. The most important outcome is to know how to structure whatever you are offering into a course that will attract people over and over again.

What are some of the popular personal training courses online?

There are many courses offered online and some of these could provide a niche course that you may need to make money online and to work at home:


A very recent report by the Indianapolis Business Journal reported one online piano tutoring company hitting a high note of demand. Of course, it was through an online search for piano lessons that I found myself learning music during the lockdown. So, if you know how to play a musical instrument, ensure that you organize your theory notes and offer those lessons systematically and easily to follow format.

Graphic Design

If you are apt at creating visual content and implementing them into multiple types of media, you might be a person being sought for by others on the internet. If you can convince one how useful this skill could be in business and how to get the tools together and you methodically go through the process, you might be the next online tutor.

Computer and Technology

Today Technology is not just an icing on the cake, it is the cake itself. There a lot of subjects being offered in this area. This might include programming, application software, and phones. For instance, you can take people through the process of preparing Powerpoint Presentations or Microsoft Excel lessons.

Diet and Nutrition

With the problem of obesity and most of the people checking their belly fat, its time for grandma’s recipes. There are those forgotten cuisines that might need revisiting.

Fitness and Health

Fitness trainers have seized on the opportunity of many people who are desperately trying to keep fit and healthy. There is also interest in the supplements that are available to give people wellness. For this reason, a course that takes them into the process may just be the way to go.


At the heart of human livelihood and survival, is the ability to form enterprises that are the drivers of the socio-economic activities in our communities. Entrepreneurship is increasingly becoming a necessity as the economy faces the aftershocks of the pandemic. Offering courses in this area, therefore, is expected to always generate high demand.

How do you create a course online?

Becoming a course provider online does not have to be done at school. f you follow the below steps, you will be well on your way to becoming a professional online tutor:

  • Understand the core principles of the course
  • Ground yourself with the history of the Course
  • Familiarize yourself with the topics and focus on solving problems creatively
  • Offer preliminary lessons for free before subsequently including premium content
  • Learn from other professionals
  • Develop your proficiency, intuition, and flow
  • Put together a portfolio and blog
  • Participate in professional communities
  • Diversify your skillset (enroll in another course)
  • Consider advanced study & development (either online or at school)

What tools do you need to start your online course?

The tools can be as basic as a Laptop with a webcam and a Microsoft PowerPoint Office application. However, some web-based tools and platforms could help you to augment your resources and these could include the following:

1. Udemy

This eLearning platform is equipped with content creation tools such as PDF documents, PowerPoint, etc. Although 50% of your sales is deducted as payment to the platform, Udemy does have a captive market of more than 12 million students.

2. Teachable

Whereas Udemy restricts control of branding and pricing by the instructors, Teachable allows autonomy for the instructors. They even have a free eBook that clearly explains how to go about course creation, video creation, slides presentation, etc.

3. Thinkific

Thinkific is a platform that enables you to create an online course at a low-cost. It makes it easy for you to create, market, and sell your content. It gives you the ability to host your content and course materials (including PDF, video, audio and more), gives you the ability to deliver free, paid and subscription courses and to market your online course with a custom domain and branded landing page. With Thinkific you don’t worry about the issues of hosting your videos.

4. Beaver Builder

This works with those who already have a WordPress website and would like to host their online course there. It is an affordable word press page builder and it will work with your existing website to professionally design sales pages.

5. Camtasia

Camtasia will help you create videos and allows you to edit them to look like professionally filmed videos. You can use Camtasia to record the Powerpoint presentations and the good news is that there is a 30-day trial to check it out.

6. Vimeo

Vimeo has both free and paid options that allow you to upload, host, and share videos in high-quality HD. Once your videos are uploaded to Vimeo, you can share the link or embed them to your website for online course participants to watch. It has many privacy options to regulate either free or premium access to your content.

7. Zoom

Where you have to host a live online course content, Zoom will allow you to do so for free for 50 participants and within 40 minutes. If you choose to have more than that, then you can upgrade. This is currently the most popular remote working software for most webinars.

8. Zapier

Zapier is an app that allows you to connect different apps and create automation. It will bring together tools like Thinkific, MailChimp, and Zoom and helps to do your work with easy

There are many other established names in the eLearning industry which include WizI, Ruzuku, Educadium, LearnWorlds, Academy Of Mine, CourseCraft, and Skillshare. With platforms like Ruzuku, you don’t need much knowledge of technology whilst Educadium has a trial period where you are taught how to polish your course presentations. The options are wide and far-reaching and you can start making money creating courses online today.

How do you make money online with training?

The money you will make will mostly depend on the quality you give your learners and on your brand. The rate will depend on how serious the problem you solve is. You can consider a tiered structure where some courses are higher than others or at times a membership fee will do. In terms of marketing, you may choose to incorporate an affiliate system to it. However, It may be advisable to start with a free offering or trial period and then to kick in the charges at an appropriate stage in the process.

You can leverage on the internet by becoming a course creator. The tools are available for you to start even today! So, start online courses and start making money working at home.

Liverpool FC Resurgence: A Success Packaged from the Boardroom!

Anfield was lit last Thursday night, despite the lockdown measures, just after it was confirmed that Liverpool were the champions of England. With seven games to spare, the new champions had broken a record in winding up so early in the season.

Liverpool’s last title win was when Kenny Dalglish, as manager, led a grief-stricken club to the summit in 1989/90 season. This was the 11th time they had won the championship in a period of 20 years. And that particular year it was a touch of comfort with the Hillsborough disaster taking place earlier in the season. However, from that time they went on a pause unbelievably for 30 solid years!

During this drought, the exploits of the club were still a global phenomenon.  They had some famous stories like the “Liverpool Istanbul champions league night” of 2005 and the sweet victory in Madrid in 2019. For a team that had success in Europe, the premier league was shockingly elusive. As the league became bigger and more famous due to a wider TV audience, their faithful and adoring fans were becoming increasingly impatient.

For three decades, Liverpool chased the premier league without success. How the mighty had fallen! They needed to step up a gear and this they did in the recent years as they charged closer and closer. It was just a matter of time before a breakthrough would arrive. The 2018/19 season could have been the year to re-establish themselves at the top only to miss out by a point to Manchester City. The fact that they went through the season with only a single loss confirmed they were back where they belonged. And coming back they did this season only to be delayed by coronavirus. But when the league restarted and their fierce rivals Manchester City lost at Chelsea, Liverpool were English champions again!

The transformation that has made Liverpool compete at the very top is mainly attributed to the peerless German Coach Jurgen Klopp. In Klopp, Liverpool found a manager of vision and real character and who completely transformed the club and made it an irresistible force. Their work rate is second to none and their winning mentality is unmatched. One just need to be reminded of that night when they humbled Messi and co four nil at Anfield to overcome a three nil deficit suffered in the first leg at the Barnabeu. They would match on to lift the champions league trophy. This was at a back of a superb performance of 2018 where they only lost the trophy to Real Madrid in the finals of the campaign.

Liverpool’s premier league wins have been ridiculously high in the reign of Klopp. They have only lost twice in the past two seasons! In the likes of Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Van Dyke and others, they have undoubtedly world class players. The team is a group of winners and results on match days speak volumes.

In the midst of the euphoria, however, it is possible to overlook those who work behind the scenes to make success a possibility. Liverpool was almost on the brink of administration a decade ago. But now the fortunes have turned and it has a lot to do with the top hierarchy. Liverpool became a global brand when they won the title 11 times between 1970 and 1990. This success was to a great extent associated to John Smith who had been a chairman from 1973 and only stepped down in 1990. During his tenure, Liverpool enjoyed its greatest spell of success. He was a firm believer of stability and continuity and was behind the highly managerial appointments of Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish. In his resume, he added a remarkable business acumen that helped to provide the much-needed resource base for the club.

When he finally left, Liverpool forgot how to win the league. However, the brand he left ensured that there was enough fanbase to push for improvements whenever things were not going on well. Liverpool never walked alone even during its tumultuous times that surfaced when it was sold to American businessmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks on 6 February 2007. Disagreements between Gillett and Hicks, and the fans’ lack of support for them, forced the pair to seek to sell the club.

With the club facing a possible administration it was sold to Fenway Sports Group (formerly New England Sports Ventures), on 15 October 2010 for £300m (FSG is jointly owned by John W. Henry and Tom Werner). The major shareholders quickly took a back seat and put suitable men to run the club. The Liverpool FC board that was put in place ensured that they made right key decisions and invested the necessary money to help the club progress in all areas.

Much of the current success for Liverpool emanated from Mike Gordon, Fenway Sports Group president. According to the Guardian, he is the man behind the decisions for hiring Klopp, the signing of Virgil van Dijk, the sale of Philippe Coutinho and investment in infrastructure. Gordon has been astute in his major calls and his biggest decisions have shaped Liverpool’s present and long-term future. Gordon made his own mistakes at the beginning but was quick to learn from them. He is said to have dismissed Brendan Rodgers based on a strategic consideration to pave way for the direction he was comfortable with regardless of the results at the time. His preference for a sporting model over a promising manager and preserving the club’s vast commercial appeal while keeping the fans onside was key to the Club’s success. He welcomed the charismatic Klopp, a two-times Bundesliga-winner to Anfield and then promoted the analytical Michael Edwards, to Sporting Director in 2016. Klopp has had no qualms working with his technical director and that harmony has been central to Liverpool’s revival.

Liverpool premier league resurgence shows the crucial role governance and management issues play to attain success in a football club let alone in any organization. The new owners put together a board that understood not only the ethos of the club but also the key areas that needed focus. Their stakeholder analysis was spot on. They needed the fans on their side and with tabs on what mattered most, financial success was only a matter of time. Now, with Klopp in charge, they have one of the strongest and youngest squads in Europe and a stable financial outlook. Liverpool recently rose two places in the Deloitte Football Money League to rank seventh. There are also reports suggesting that the club is now making profits in millions. It is evident that FSG have scored on their promise of making the club self-sustaining.

Finally, and importantly, the supporters that stuck with the club demonstrates to us that building brand loyalty is very key for sustained competitiveness. Secondly, the fans sticking with the club shows that persistence pays. As long as you keep pushing, and don’t give up, one day your dreams will come true. The Liverpool fans can now sing their anthem, you never walk alone loudly. And without doubt many others will join in that chorus!

Nick Vujicic – The man without limbs but with no limits

It was supposed to be a normal birth. There was nothing to unsettle the doctors or to worry the parents. But the unexpected happened, the boy was born with no legs and no arms! The parents, Dusanka and Borislav Vujicic, Serbian immigrants from Yugoslavia, were shocked at his birth. The father hoped and prayed that his son should not live long in that condition. The mother couldn’t hold the baby for four months. It was that devastating!

This is how the story of Nick Vujicic, born on 4th December 1982, in Melbourne, Australia makes sad reading at the beginning. However, how the odds were overcome is what makes the story an extraordinary piece of inspiration!


His Childhood and His Unanswered Questions

“I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.”

― Nick Vujicic, Life Without Limits

Shortly after the Victorian State law was changed to allow kids with disabilities in the mainstream schools, Nick’s parents did not hesitate to give him an opportunity of integration. While this would take him through a daunting experience, on one hand, it proved

to be a springboard of his “life without limits” on the other.

At school, among his peers, he faced ridicule and bullying. As he faced this problem, he became grumpy and distraught. His parents, however, were very supportive. For instance, there was a time that the mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a serious disability from another part of the world. It inspired him so much that he accepted the reality of his condition. It was this acceptance and also his faith in God that helped Nick to go on to become an inspirational figure as we know him today.


His achievements and life without limits

“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?”

― Nick Vujicic

 Parental love was crucial for the preservation of his life at the time when it didn’t make sense. His late father, Boris, gives this insight and inspiration of how the family navigated those challenges with love, grace, and courage in his book “Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child.”

When Nick tried to end his life in the bathroom when he was 10, it was the remembrance of the love of his parents which constrained him. In fact, with the support of his parents, Nick learned to write with his toes, and would even throw tennis balls, hold a glass of water, comb his hair and brush his teeth. He also mastered playing drums, swimming, playing golf, and answering telephone calls. Nick even boasted of such things as being a daredevil skydiver and simply doing things that some people without limbs might even cringe to do. He even mustered typing up to 45 words per minute on a computer using his toe.

Though he faced a great deal of bullying, Nick still thrived in his teenage and young adult years. He graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. In 2005, Nick founded “Life Without Limbs,” an international non-profit organization and ministry. In 2007, he founded Attitude is Altitude, a secular motivational speaking company.

Vujicic’s first book, Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, was published by Random House in 2010 with great acclaim and went on to be translated into over 30 languages. He is further renowned for the following books (you can buy them here):

  1. Your Life Without Limits(2012)
  2. Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life (2013)
  3. Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action (2013)
  4. The Power of Unstoppable Faith (2014)
  5. Stand Strong (2015)
  6. Love Without Limits (2016)
  7. Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children (2018).

He also starred as ‘Will’ in a short film, “the Butterfly Circus” where he was awarded Best Actor for his starring performance. In August 2011, Attitude is Altitude released a single music video by Vujicic called “Something More”.

Nick married Kanae Miyahara in 2012 and has four children. This was in itself something that not even his parents thought was possible when he was still a toddler. But he found his love and cherished his romance so much that he even wrote a book ‘Love without Limits.’ He now lives in California, USA, and doubles as an Evangelist and as a Motivational speaker.

Facing and Overcoming the Monster of Bullying

“The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.”

― Nick Vujicic

At the age of 17, Nick started his non-profit charity, Life Without Limbs.

 This was the beginning of his anti-bullying campaign which has been one so close to his heart. As one who struggled with this himself as a child, the physical and emotional pain has given way to a voice for those who suffer this unpleasant experience in different ways. In his book, Stand Strong: You Can Overcome Bullying (and other stuff that keeps you down), Nick confronts the monster of bullying and gives an insight into the different areas where people find themselves bullied and how to handle the challenges.

His Fulfilment and Purpose

“It’s a lie to think you’re not good enough. It’s a lie to think you’re not worth anything.”

― Nick Vujicic

Nick’s life has had an impact on many people in the world today. He has traveled to more than 60 countries giving hope to people.  Nick is an established evangelist and he does not shy away to talk about his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In a world of correctness and liberal tendencies, Nick has done what perhaps may never be allowed ordinarily, talking about his faith in a plane and about anywhere else where he has had an opportunity to speak. The faith that he sealed at the age of 15 keeps him going, radiating joy and being grateful and purposeful.




Lesson from Nick Vujicic’s Story

“… for every disability you have, you are blessed with more than enough abilities to overcome your challenges.”

― Nick Vujicic

We can never give excuses for why we can’t make it in life. If we can look long enough, we shall find that we are endowed with enough gifts to make it. Nick stopped focusing on what he didn’t have and concentrated on what he had. He made a choice not to continue brooding on what seemed to be a curse or misfortune and looked on the positive side. Instead of his disability being forever a burden to himself or the family, it becomes a blessing to them and even beyond them. If a man without limbs could make it, anyone can. If Nick has no limbs but no worries, why should you?

It is important also that we raise awareness of the evils of bullying. Parents should teach their children never to mock other children who look different from them. Cyberbullying must also be fought against with all seriousness. In families, we should take care of all the members with disabilities, listen to their fears and concern, and encourage them to overcome their challenges. Many more should live a life without limit, why not?

Wealth Affiliates Review – Best Work From Home Training

Wealthy Affiliates Review – Best Work from Home Training

Product: – Wealthy Affiliate (WA)

Overall Ranking: – 9.5 out of 10

Price: – $0.00 Starter Membership

Premium: $49.00 Per Month ($495.00 per Year)

Owners: – Kyle and Carson

Website: – https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com

What Is Wealthy Affiliate All About?

If you are like me who had been looking for a legit work from home opportunity, WA might just be for you. From day one, the reality of work from home online and earning some dollars becomes a possibility.  Indeed, this program will give you the right tools to make money working from home. You might not start right away as it’s not a get rich scheme. Yes, Wealthy Affiliate is Not A Scam. That is the reason that all the necessary principles are sought and the right support provided!

What amazed me most with this program was that I got enough training to build this website; I mean moneymultiples.com, phew!!! What was never in my wildest imagination became easy and straightforward. It also guided me to different affiliate programs on the internet. You wouldn’t know that the internet is a world of unending opportunities until WA gives you the glimpse of what is there!

What to Expect?

WA has been in the business of helping people to build their own online businesses for more than two decades now. Their tools and materials are up to date. As at now they boast of a premium membership of over 2 million members and counting! These are some of the experiences that you could expect:

  1. Free simplified Training from the beginning with video support
  2. Community members support, Live and interactive help, questions are answered almost instantaneously 24 7!
  3. Free tools to build and design websites
  4. State of the art, secure and fast hosting
  5. Access to Industry mentors
  6. Continuous Training like Bootcamps and so forth
  7. Completely FREE to Get Started!

There is also a new keyword SEO tool called Jaaxy, one of the best you will ever come across and it is free and you can learn it. This assists you with the low hanging fruits of keywords or keyword phrases that will rank in Google. You are already ahead of the competition in WA!

Affiliate Program In Wealth Affiliate

Not only do you get trained on affiliate marketing in WA, the platform allows you access to its own affiliate links. Yes, WA offers itself as an online affiliate marketing business for premium members.

Anyone who joins WA through clicking on the links on your website and goes on to become a premium member, will help you generate commissions for your enterprise. See, your business begins from there. Commissions are generous, around 50%!

How do you start?

When you join Starter Membership, you will be granted instant access to the WA community. This includes access to live chat, with 500 training modules, 3 classrooms, networking, commenting, a free website and free access to the keyword tool.

Once you are signed up, free or premium all you need to START is available for you. By joining WA you enroll yourself into the world of online entrepreneurship. From there, you wouldn’t look elsewhere as you will have everything you need and more.

Its time to start, but before then, a few things you need to know, just in case you would:

  1. The full support in the program lasts only for one week unless you go premium.
  2. As a starter you will be able to create one free website which will be available for 6 months and will be deleted then unless you upgrade to premium. As premium you are allowed to host up to 10 websites.
  3. There is an early bird discount of $30 in the first week that allows you to pay initial amount of only $19. However, the moment you upgrade you will be paying $49 per month.
  4. You buy your own brandable domain around $13 otherwise there is a free website platform (also known as SiteRubix) that helps you to customize your own site. Please take note that being premium doesn’t give you your own brandable domain name, you have to buy it and it is yours for keeps even when you are no longer a member of WA!!
  5. However, there is a possibility that all these could be covered by your hard work and enterprise as long as you keep at it.

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

― Michelle Obama

Please comment below and let that home office open.



Longrich Pi Cup – Alkaline Water In A Cup

Product: Longrich Pi – Water Alkalizer Cup

Price: $142.86 Amazon

Cheapest to buy: Direct from  Longrich (Quote Distribution ID: ZMZM05947296)

Package Dimensions: 9.37 x 5.83 x 3.7 inches

Guarantee: (Longrich) Return Policy If for any reason a Distributor is dissatisfied with any LONGRICH AMERICA product, he/she may return that product to the Company within thirty (30) days for replacement, exchange, or refund of the purchase price, less a 10% restocking fee.

My Ratings: 9.5 out of 10

Pi Cup Overview

The Longrich Alkaline Pi Cup is an amazing filtration technology that converts regular drinking water into ionized, alkaline water, helping sustain the body’s natural pH levels. It makes the water slightly alkaline and thereby enhancing the transportation of oxygen in the bloodstream throughout the body.

Pi Cup Benefits

1. It controls the water pH value in the range of weak alkaline which is beneficial to clearing acidic wastes which would otherwise present favourable conditions for sicknesses like cancer.

2. Improves microcirculation and metabolism as it activates water into small molecular cluster water.

3. As an Anti-oxidant it delivers more active hydrogen for the body and eliminates free radicals, thus helping with enhanced immunity and possibly delaying the aging process.

4. It helps supplement minerals and trace elements to be at the appropriate proportion for the body for suitable absorption. In this case it even increases the rate of zinc extraction from the water and thus improving immunity.

5. Its richness in the negative ions which ordinary water doesn’t carry helps carry more oxygen in the body. It also helps to activate cells in the human body.

6. It can effectively degrade the residue of chlorine. Chlorine is a strong oxidant and it’s associated toxicity is not good for the body.

7. It also enhances water quality and tastes

Pi Cup Activation

At first use, rinse and shake the cup repeatedly with 60C (140F) hot water. In order to activate the filter, you repeat the above action over and over until the water being poured becomes clear.

Then before drinking from the cup, pour in pure or boiled water (below 50C (122F) and wait for 1 to 3 minutes while ensuring the water is above the filter.

Pi Cup Manufacturers

The manufacturers are Longrich Bio-Science. They sell their products using the market level marketing model or network marketing as it is popularly called. This has led to many opponents of this marketing model to ask the question is Longrich legit or is longrich business a scam. Without belaboring the point, my answer is that their products are genuine and that’s why they can sell from Amazon.

They are not a scam, they are legit!

Pi Cup Review Rating

The Pi Cup like any other alkaline product might not be endorsed by all as there is a lack of consensus on the benefits. Some might even argue that scientific research is still inconclusive on this. There are also many Pi Cup testimonies littered on the internet which might not necessary be exaggerations but in some cases may need authentication. However, I rate the Pi Cup highly because it has been beneficial to me personally. I have struggled with constipation for most of my adult life. I am now 47 and this struggle has been my story from my twenties until this year when I started using this cup. You can imagine there were times I would not have any bowel movement for 5 days. Now, with the use of this it happens every day.

Kindly leave a comment how the Pi Cup has been beneficial to you.

Tiktok Turns To Education

Tiktok has a new strategic direction, it’s turning to education! With its popularity sky rocketing during the lockdown, the company can now plan for its captive audience. Taking a journey like that of YouTube, which started off from viral videos before adopting a more structured approach, the tech giant is now embarking on a program called “learn on Tiktok.”  As reported, last week on BBC “click”, this strategic decision has already attracted notable partnerships with names like Cambridge and the charity English heritage coming to the fore.

The writing is on the wall. Those that must come to the classroom, must make it exciting and motivating.  The platform would like to explore stories that will not only matter to the young people but that will help them with life skills.  As Tiktok online opens to learning with fun, it’s time that traditionally modelled learning structures woke up and smelt the coffee. Times have changed and there is need for a robust response as Tiktok downloads find themselves streaming into the educational sector.

Indeed, what has happened in recent times has been phenomenal. With greater numbers turning to Tiktok for entertainment and socialization, discerning investors especially in the education sector must seize the immense opportunities available to engage with such a huge audience.  A June report from CNBC stated that Tiktok could even be the place to learn about managing your money. The good news is that most of the Tiktok online viewers are the young people who will be happy that learning and having fun are no longer mutually exclusive, thanks to Tiktok.

The platform is offering an exciting pointer and reminder to how students learn which has been at the canter of discussions for years. Susan Ambrose and four of her colleagues published How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching in 2010, to much critical acclaim. Ambrose, who is a Senior Vice Provost at Northeastern University, gave an overview of the seven principles which included motivation as one area vital to sustaining learning.

Growth of Tiktok

According to Wikipedia, Tiktok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. ByteDance first launched Douyin for the China market in September 2016.

As a social media app, it allows users to create, promote, and react to short-form music video content. Tiktok users have been using the app to create videos of themselves dancing, acting and exercising to audio clips and sharing it with their friends. The concept has proved immensely popular. According to official company announcements, Tiktok has over 500 million monthly users, and has been downloaded from the Google Play store over 1 billion times.

While millions of people have lost their jobs, a lucky few are just starting to build what they hope might be lucrative careers in entertainment. The good news is that the door has not yet been closed. If you are an educator you can seize the opportunities inherent in the platform as well.

Seizing the opportunity

As the coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for Tiktok, the users who’ve taken advantage of it became “quarantine famous,” and one kid who created a series of elaborate reality show parody videos, said “all the opportunities that I dreamed of are suddenly like, at my fingertips.”  It is such stories that made the bosses at Tiktok ask themselves, why not extend to education as well?

It’s a widely held view that the use of online learning tools and open-source educational resources have been known to increase productivity and accelerate learning rates. In fact, they also reduce costs linked to program delivery and instructional material. So it is easy to see why Tiktok is taking this giant strategic step. Even the US Department of Education recognizes the need to blending online learning with school-based instruction “so as to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles.” It acknowledges that the use of technology has made fundamental structural changes that helps students attain significant improvements. The department further says that the tools available reinforce experiences, expand course offerings, and keep students’ perceptions wide and diversified while at the same time boosting motivation and engagement. In short, the flexibility of teaching methods using digital platforms enhances learning.

When the coronavirus spread and people changed the way they interacted, they found themselves engaged as communities through the prism of technology. Digital apps like Zoom and Tiktok took center stage. Today their use is expanding and promising. Now even Tiktok, despite being a short-form mobile video platform, will be adapted strategically to get structured learning outcomes. Of course, this perfectly fits into its mission where it aims not only to inspire creativity but also bring joy.  Next time when people create a Tiktok account online, it won’t only be strictly for fun but a learning experience as well.


Vitamins that help with memory

Importance of Memory cannot be overemphasized. This is because it plays a crucial role in our life. If you can’t remember the skills that you learned, or retrieve information that is stored in your brain, or recall moments and experiences in the past, you have a very serious reason to be concerned. However, you must be careful that you are not on the receiving end of wrong advice.

While we must appreciate that It’s not always Alzheimer’s that causes memory loss, it will be equally important to be wary of some wild claims that might be all over the net. No doubt, deficiency of some nutrients in our diet might lead to memory loss. And so searching for vitamins that help with memory loss is in order. Mayo Clinic lists two vitamins that must be in our system to avoid a breakdown in our memory capabilities and these are vitamin B-12 and vitamin E.

Vitamin B-12

Scientists have long been researching the relationship between low levels of B-12 (cobalamin) and memory loss. According to a Mayo Clinic expert, having enough B-12 in your diet can improve memory. Promising research does show that B-12 can slow cognitive decline in people with early Alzheimer’s when taken together with omega-3 fatty acids. B-12 deficiency is most common in people with bowel or stomach issues, or strict vegetarians. The diabetes drug metformin has also been shown to lower B-12 levels. You should be able to get enough B-12 naturally, as it’s found in foods such as fish and poultry. Fortified breakfast cereal is a good option for vegetarians.

Vitamin E

There is some evidence to suggest that vitamin E can benefit the mind and memory in older people. A 2014 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that high amounts of vitamin E can help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Participants took doses of 2,000 international units (IU) a day. However, this amount is unsafe, according to Dr. Gad Marshall of Harvard Medical School. Taking more than 1,000 IU a day is especially risky for people with cardiovascular disease, especially for those on blood thinners. It also increases the risk of prostate cancer. Regardless of your age or condition, you should be able to get enough
vitamin E from your food. Ask your doctor if you’re interested in additional amounts. Vitamin E deficiency is rare, although it may occur in people on low-fat diets. The vitamin is found in nuts, seeds, dark-colored fruits, such as blueberries, avocados, and blackberries vegetables, such as spinach and bell peppers.

Other causes

It will be important, however, to emphasize that there are far too many causes of memory loss. The following are the other causes of memory loss.

  1. A number of prescription and over-the-counter medications can interfere with or cause loss of memory. Possible culprits include: antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, and pain medications given after surgery.
  2. Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use. Excessive alcohol use has long been recognized as a cause of memory loss.
  3. Smoking harms memory by reducing the amount of oxygen that gets to the brain. Studies have shown that people who smoke find it more difficult to put faces with names than do non-
  4. Sleep deprivation. Getting too little sleep or waking frequently in the night can lead to fatigue, which interferes with the ability to consolidate and retrieve information.
  5. Depression and stress. When you are tense and your mind is overstimulated or distracted, your ability to remember can suffer.
  6. Stress caused by an emotional trauma can also lead to memory loss.
  7. Head injury. A severe hit to the head could injure the brain and cause both short- and long-term memory loss.
  8. A person who has had a stroke may have vivid memories of childhood events but be unable to recall what he or she had for lunch.

Memory Loss Concern

You may need to see the doctor if you notice the following:

  1. Disruptions in your daily life e.g. finding yourself asking the same questions over and over
  2. Forgetting common words when speaking
  3. Mixing words up — saying “hand clock” instead of “watch,” for example
  4. Taking longer to complete familiar tasks, such as following a recipe
  5. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
  6. Withdrawal from work or social activities, failure to follow a conversation.
  7. Getting lost while walking or driving in a familiar area
  8. Losing track of the date or the season

According to Mayo clinic, getting a proper and prompt diagnosis is important, even if it’s challenging. This is because identifying a reversible cause of memory impairment enables you to get appropriate treatment. Also, an early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment,
Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder is beneficial because you can:

  1. Begin treatments to manage symptoms
  2. Educate yourself and loved ones about the disease
  3. Determine future care preferences
  4. Identify care facilities or at-home care options
  5. Settle financial or legal matters

Finally, we need to conclude with this question do memory supplements work? Numerous studies have been undertaken to ascertain the efficacy or safety of supplements in as far as memory boosting is concerned. One notable article is from consumer reports (www.consumerreports) which referred to a 2015 review of studies that found that
supplementation with B6, B12, and/or folic acid failed to slow or reduce the risk of cognitive decline in healthy older adults and did not improve brain function in those with cognitive decline or dementia. They also recommend avoiding branded “memory boosting” blends.

However, it should be stated that certain nutrients that will be helpful with proper functioning of the body may consequently help with a good memory. For this reason, we should ensure that we don’t have any deficiency of any vitamin in our bodies. Additionally, we should ensure
lifestyles and habits that will be good for our overall wellbeing!


Online Shopping Surges During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus pandemic began this year, there have been 13 straight weeks where more than 1 million people have filed for unemployment for the first time in the US, according to the recent article from the Washington Post. Analysts said the weekly numbers point to steep challenges the country faces in its recovery. For most people looking for a way out, one of the tips on how to survive the coronavirus pandemic has to be identification of opportunities available despite the current headwinds.  Unsurprisingly, the online retail market has offered a silver lining in this dark cloud.

The pandemic has driven a significant acceleration in online grocery sales. In the US, in sharp contrast to the overall U.S. retail market results ending Q1, down 2.9% for the 13 weeks ending May 2, there was solid performance by Walmart driven by grocery, essential goods and strong digital commerce. According to a Forbes report, Walmart’s net sales increased by 10.5%, with e-commerce sales up 74% as stated in the investor call on 18th May, 2020.

“Despite a tumultuous Q1 for many companies, the coronavirus created a huge opportunity for Walmart to capture market share,” said Kunal Chopra, CEO of etailz.

Across the Atlantic, in the UK, the BBC also reported, this month, that London-based courier business Gophr had just seen its busiest ever two months as more people got a taste for online shopping. Global retail sales generated through E-commerce saw a drastic surge as consumers turned to online and mobile shopping to buy groceries, daily necessities, and other products.

In the meantime, British online supermarket Ocado plans to raise over 1 billion ($1.3 billion) in capital, enhancing its online delivery services as people in the UK continue to shop more from the comfort of their homes. In a yet another June article, the Business Insider reported that the chain stated that the coronavirus pandemic had driven a significant acceleration in online grocery sales which had made way for a “permanent redrawing” of the global grocery industry.

47% of existing online shoppers in Europe have increased their online grocery purchases since COVID-19 and are expected to continue, Ocado was reportedly to have said, citing data compiled over four weeks to May 16 by analytics firm Nielsen.

The group said UK online market penetration had reached 9% in May 2020, compared to just 7% last year before the coronavirus struck. The grocery chain already has a bunch of licensing deals with nine partners including US supermarket giant Kroger, Japan retailer Aeon, Australia’s second-largest grocery Coles, Groupe Casino in France, and Sobeys in Canada. In May, the chain said its retail sales were up 40.4% in its second quarter compared to the previous year.

While there was significantly positive news in the online retail front, some segments, including travel and airlines, experienced a severe downturn due to COVID-19 in both online and offline channels. Online travel agencies such as Booking Holdings, Expedia Group, and Airbnb saw weekly accommodation bookings plummet by over -90% during April 2020.

Digital and contactless payment methods rise amid the COVID-19 outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is not only transforming the way consumers shop but also how they pay for their purchases. Contactless payments received an unprecedented boost during the pandemic, seen by consumers as a cleaner way to pay in-store. Consumers are also trying out new payment methods while purchasing from E-commerce websites, and favour those methods that have the strongest protection against fraud losses.

Reduced Momentum

The momentum for online retail sales may not be sustained at the current levels as a new study, just released by Chain Store Age, contains some good news for brick-and-mortar retailers.

According to a survey of more than 18,000 consumers from shopping rewards app Shopkick, about three-quarters (73%) of respondents say they feel equally or less concerned about COVID-19 than in May. And in a May Shopkick survey, 82% of respondents said the pandemic was affecting how they shop and now that statistic has dropped to 70%.

Looking ahead, the survey found that although 48% of respondents say they are shopping online more frequently than one month prior, 65% still plan to make most of their summer purchases in-store. Consumers say they plan to spend most of their summer shopping budget on groceries (41%), home improvement projects (27%), vacations (10%), recreation and outdoor activities (7%), clothing and apparel (6%), back-to-school preparations (4%), and summer camps (1%).