November 18th, 2013
My dad called me last night and said that he had been seeing a lot of online ads for cyber Monday. He said that he had no idea what it was, but it seemed to offer a lot of deals of things that he wanted for Christmas. I told him that I would explain it to him. I told him that the online retailers also wanted a day like box stores had with Black Friday. They set the Monday after thanksgiving to be Cyber Monday. There were great cyber monday laptop deals 2013 that were going to be better than what he saw online for Black Friday and that if he was going to buy a laptop for my mom for Christmas that he would be better off waiting for the Monday deals. He said that was a great idea and asked me if there was a web site where there were different ads for cyber Monday deals.
I was looking online for any ads for cyber Monday and there were hardly any sites dedicated to those deals like there were sites that were dedicated for black Friday. I was hoping that I was going to be able to get an idea as to what day to spend my money on, but there was no decisive answer. I went to talk with my friends, who are bargain hunters, for lunch the other day and they told me that they were going to wait for cyber Monday. For the past few years, the online retailers have been seeing the black Friday prices and then they use those numbers to go even lower for the cyber Monday deals that they put out. I was so happy to hear this, then I called my dad and told him to wait for Monday deals.
June 28th, 2013
When my husband and I first got married, we decided that we had to get one car insurance policy because we were now husband and wife. I told him that we should use my insurance company as I had them for ten years with no problems. He told me that he wanted me to go to his insurance company because his brother was his agent. I said that we should make a game out of it, and try to see who could find the cheap car insurance that would be able to save both of us money. Read the rest of this entry »
June 1st, 2013
I wanted to have a promotion for the customers at my bookstore. I have quite a few who are loyal customers, and I wanted to thank them for their repeat business. So many people have abandoned bookstores because of electronic books, but there are still some diehards who feel the same way that I do when it comes to reading a book. My partner and I talked about it, and we decided to get some promotional bags that our customers could use either to carry any books home that they buy from our store, or they can just use them for other uses too.
We wanted to make sure that the promotional bags that we got were classy since we both had several that were stashed in our closets at home. We thought that we would have to pay more for the kind of tote that our customers would love to carry with them wherever they went, so we were both pleasantly surprised to find tote bags that we would be able to customize ourselves at a very reasonable price. Read the rest of this entry »
September 4th, 2013
I am really not all that involved in the business with the other people at work lately. In fact they are making jokes about me, calling me his wife’s pet geek. I am not her pet or that much of a geek either. I just know a bare minimum about web design and I have been given the task of helping her out with the company’s charitable work. Of course my boss is interested in the tax benefits of the charity, but that is what his wife does full time. I can tell that she loves to have something to do. The truth is that she is a lot smarter than her husband from what I can tell.
August 3rd, 2013
A friend of mine was telling me about a recruiter he had talked to the other day. This guy is like the smartest guy in the computer science department at university, so he basically has a lot of people knocking on his door and offering him graduate jobs now that he is almost done here. He loved everything about this job, except for the fact that it required him to relocate to Dubai. If you knew the guy you might understand why that might not appeal to him. He is incredibly smart and he works really hard at his studies, but he parties even harder. The guy can drink more beer than anyone I know and he loves to chase after girls. He rarely seems to catch them, probably because he is rather intoxicated at the time. Still he likes the pursuit as much as anyone I know.
I do not really have the same issues personally. The truth is that I am not all that good at drinking and I sort of gave it up because it was interfering with the more important parts of my life. My friend, the one I was discussing, he could handle all of the work load at school and all of his extracurricular activities without any problem. I have to focus on getting everything done that I need to do and I need to be sharp mentally. I do not mind drinking itself, but it usually makes me feel rotten the next day and if I have to do stuff I do not drink anything except iced tea and water. At any rate I called up this guy and I have the sense that he liked the resume that I sent him. If he offers me the job I think that I might take it.
July 13th, 2013
The first set of wall stickers that I bought included one of a little boy pulling a wagon behind him with his dog inside the wagon. It was a solid black silhouette sticker that we put on the wall out in the hallway. The wall is painted in a bright color, and the sticker is a focal point and conversation piece. Our daughter really likes that animated movie with the old man, the talking dog and the balloons that carry his house away so I got her a sticker for her room. It is of a little girl being lifted up in the air by a bunch of balloons into the clouds.
Our garage is finished in drywall, and my husband has actually put up some wall stickers too. He ordered them when I placed my last order.
July 3rd, 2013
Getting a good logo design done for your company will help it to stand out ahead of all of your competitors. People identify with logos. It is all part of branding. In fact, there is a popular game that is available that is all logos. You look at a picture of a company logo, and then you type in the name of the company. I went through several levels of the game before I was stumped. I had no idea the sheer amount of company logos that I could recognize on sight. I even remembered how to spell some of the names of foreign companies, and companies who use odd ways of spelling.
I thought about that when it comes to my own company. Consumers are inundated with advertising. However, they retain the information of what a logo looks like.
May 30th, 2013
We run a non-profit organization that helps at risk children. Our website is the main way clients find us. Years ago, most of our clients found us through looking in the phone book but times have changed. We are a very professional agency that uses proven programs to help our clients. We needed a professional website to increase client confidence. That was why we hired a top-notch web design company to redo our website.
We have had an increase in referrals and active clients. In one way it is sad that there are so many that need our services, but we are happy that good SEO and a better website makes it easier for clients to get access to our services. If you run any sort of non-profit, do not skimp on the website design. This is especially true of non-profits that are supported by donations. You want to present the best image that you can online. For many, it is the first contact and impression they will have of what it is you have to offer.