Swagbucks Review

By Galina Yanchova


Name:  Swagbucks.com
Website: http://www.swagbucks.com
Price:  Free
Owners: Josef Gorowitz, Scott Dudelson, Ron Leshem, Eron Zehavi

This is one of the ways to make some money online from home and in your spare time.


Like most people, I spend a lot of time on an electronic device browsing on different social networks, viewing movies, etc.

I am realised that I wasting my time on it, day after day.  So I decide to change that.

I discovered Swagbucks when one of my co-workers gives me to check the company they work for. When I did it  I came across Swagbucks.

What is Swagbucks?

Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you for using it.  There are plenty of other ways to earn with, like taking surveys, playing games,  but it’s a search engine. You have to register and use their search engine instead of Yahoo or Google and you can get rewards points just for searching the web. And actually, the site is sponsored by Google and Ask!

Let me say that I do not use it as my ONLY search engine. I personally love Google and can’t give it up, but I surf some using Swagbucks each day and it helps me to earn a little money.

So, if you already know which site you want to visit, do not just type it in the address bar. Go to the Swagbucks search box and type in the address…

Sign up for a free Swagbucks account here

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Ways to earn:

  • Completing surveys
  • Watching videos
  • Using a search engine
  • Playing games
  • Shopping

By combining all of these techniques, you can earn around £10 – £20 a month and receive gift cards like PayPal, Amazon etc. For ten months I earned £180 gift cards PayPal.

Of course, it is not enough to quit uni and live off, but a nice wee bonus when you want to treat yourself. You can save up your vouchers to buy something you want without paying a penny.


  • Swagbucks has a strong anti-spam policy so you will not receive emails from anyone unless you sign up and ask for them.
  • You do not have to pay anything.
  • Free to Sing Up.
  • Earn rewards for things you are already doing.
  • Signing up earns you an automatic 30 Swagbucks.
  • Download Mobile Apps


  • The mobile site is very limited – only a few features are available at this time.
  • Very slow earning.
  • Strange searches in your history can cause you to get blocked from the site.
  • Mobile Apps are not for all types of device.

Who is Swagbucks For?

Swagbucks is for virtually everyone who is already using the computer and wants to earn rewards.

Can a teen use Swagbucks?

Yes, they do! Teenagers can make money online doing one thing they do virtually every minute surfing the web and instead of wasting time only they can win a gif card.


You shouldn’t quit your job to play games and take surveys all day.  Earning rewards is a slow process. You will not get rich, but as I said you can save gift cards and buy something.

Even if you’re only getting $5 per month that’s is more than you currently get for using a search engine. Not to mention, with Birthdays, Christmas coming up soon, every little bit helps, right?

It’s available in all of the following countries where Swagbucks.com has an official presence:

  • Ireland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • India
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom

Sign up for a free Swagbucks account here


Affiliate Marketing/ What is it?

By Galina Yanchova

Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s 20180614_104833 (2)(or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.

Affiliate Marketing is simply advertising, tied to a performance metric.

When you think of advertising – you think of a publisher being paid to display a product or service on their media.

The fundamental difference between advertising and Affiliate Marketing – is how any individual publisher is paid for their efforts.

In Affiliate Marketing, the negotiated rate is a commission percentage based on the number of actual customers brought in from the advertisement, as well as how much those individual customers buy.


The industry has four core players:

  • the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’
  • the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments)
  • the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’)
  • the customer

Affiliate marketing overlaps with other Internet marketing methods to some degree because affiliates often use regular advertising methods.


The concept of revenue sharing—paying commission for referred business—predates affiliate marketing and the Internet. The translation of the revenue share principles to mainstream e-commerce happened in November 1994, almost four years after the origination of the World Wide Web.

The concept of affiliate marketing on the Internet was conceived of, put into practice and patented by William J. Tobin, the founder of PC Flowers & Gifts. Launched on the Prodigy Network in 1989, PC Flowers & Gifts remained on the service until 1996.

Cyber erotica was among the early innovators in affiliate marketing with a cost per click program.

In November 1994, CDNow launched its BuyWeb program. These websites could also offer a link that would take visitors directly to CDNow.

Amazon launched its associate program in July 1996: Amazon associates could place banner or text links on their site for individual books, or link directly to the Amazon home page. When visitors clicked on the associate’s website to go to Amazon and purchase a book, the associate received a commission. Amazon was not the first merchant to offer an affiliate program, but its program was the first to become widely known and serve as a model for subsequent programs.

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Affiliate marketing is also called “performance marketing”, in reference to how sales employees are typically being compensated. Such employees are typically paid a commission for each sale they close, and sometimes are paid performance incentives for exceeding objectives. Affiliates are not employed by the advertiser whose products or services they promote, but the compensation models applied to affiliate marketing are very similar to the ones used for people in the advertisers’ internal sales department.

The phrase, “Affiliates are an extended sales force for your business”, which is often used to explain affiliate marketing, is not completely accurate. The primary difference between the two is that affiliate marketers provide little if any influence on a possible prospect in the conversion process once that prospect is directed to the advertiser’s website. The sales team of the advertiser, however, does have the control and influence up to the point where the prospect either

a) signs the contract, or

b) completes the purchase.

Publisher recruitment
Affiliate networks that already have several advertisers typically also have a large pool of publishers. These publishers could be potentially recruited, and there is also an increased chance that publishers in the network apply to the program on their own, without the need for recruitment efforts by the advertiser.

Relevant websites that attract the same target audiences as the advertiser but without competing with it are potential affiliate partners as well. Vendors or existing customers can also become recruits if doing so makes sense and does not violate any laws or regulations (such as with pyramid schemes).


  • No need to create a product or service.
  • Don’t have to stock or ship products.
  • Work anytime and from anywhere ( will need internet)
  • Can be added on to current home business


  • It can take time to generate the amount of traffic needed to result in income.
  • High competition.

Affiliate marketing is an ideal home business because it doesn’t require much money to get started, and you don’t have to produce.

Affiliate marketing isn’t hard, but like any business venture, it requires knowledge, planning, and consistent effort to make any significant income.  Learn all that’s involved in making it a success. Like all home businesses, ​you need a plan and daily involvement to make money with an online affiliate marketing.

Your success depends on how well you execute your affiliate business plan.


Dead sea salt

182007A 2007 study was published that tested the effectiveness of Dead Sea mouthwash and moisturizing cream on cancer patients who were experiencing dermatitis and mucositis while receiving a mixture of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The study showed that the patients receiving the Dead Sea products saw an improvement in their condition.

Dead Sea mud pack therapy is believed to temporarily relieve pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees. According to researchers of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, treatment with mineral-rich mud compresses can be used to augment conventional medical therapy.

Some dermatologists claim that the minerals found in Dead Sea products can be helpful for ailments such as skin rashes.

In July 2011, a Dead Sea Protection and Rehabilitation bill was proposed that would regulate the industry Dead Sea Works, as well as a bill that would tax products produced from Dead Sea components.[11] The bill was supported by Gilad Erdan as well as by several members of the Knesset but did not pass.[12] Environmentalists have stated that the vaporizing of the sea’s water to produce commercial products as well as the water being piped to hotels have contributed to the lowering of the Dead Sea’s water levels


The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters (1,412 ft) below sea level,[4][6] Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 304 m (997 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With a salinity of 342 g/kg, or 34.2%, (in 2011), it is 9.6 times as salty as the ocean and one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products

The Dead Seawater has a density of 1.24 kg/ liter, which makes swimming similar to floating.

Dressing Skills


Dress is a powerful means of communication and makes
statements about the gender role of a newborn child soon after birth.

The dressing may seem like a simple task, but it is actually a task that requires multiple skill sets from children.  Lots of tots are ready to start learning dressing skills around age two.

Some publications intended as guides for fieldwork offer classificatory
systems and terms for describing dress. Probably the best known of
these are the Royal Anthropological lnstitute’s Notes and Queries in
Anthropology (1951) and Murdock’s Outline of Cultural Materials
(1961). In each authors subdivided dress into the familiar
categories clothing and ornament. more recent book on methods
edited- by Ellen ic Research: A Guide to General
Conduct, offers no classification system, but refers the fieldworker
back to both Notes and Queries and Murdock’s Outline as general
stai:ting _p.oints__fru_genel:l!!ing initial checklists of terms to try out in
on-site study. Thus this volume also helps perpetuate the clothing and
adornment dichotomy. Other authors who have attacked the problem
of classification and terminology are Doob ( 1961 ), Roach and Eicher
(1973), Conn (1974), Roach and Musa (1980), and Anawalt (1981).
Conn continued the clothing and adornment categories. Doob declined
to use these categories and opted to use in their stead “changes in appearance,”
which he further subdivided into changes of the body and
changes on the body. Anawalt, emphasizing only the construction of
garments, divided them into five somewhat overlapping categories:
draped, slip-on, open-sewn, closed-sewn, and limb-encasing.

Key points in teaching the development of general dressing skills.

Independent dressing is a skill that takes us years to learn and refine. Before we can learn to undress, dress and manipulate clothes fastenings, we need to acquire foundation skills to provide a strong base of experience and learning.

• understanding and controlling our body’s
• understanding where our bodies are in
space and how to coordinate each bit in
• how to plan, remember and sequence a
series of instructions and movements
• how to utilise the intricate movements of
our hands and use a variety of grasps and
finger movements
• how our bodies (and particularly our hands)
can effectively feel and discriminate one
touch or piece of clothing from another
• how we can process the information we
receive from our eyes and coordinate
this with our movements to successfully
manage the task.

Within dressing our aim should be independence and completing the task within an appropriate time frame using an appropriate amount of energy.

Online you can find a lot a free information how to teach your children to dress. Here you can buy from Amazon helpful 6 Basic Skills Board

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Personal Development Skills/ Lifelong process.

By Galina Yanchova

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Personal Skills/ basic understanding 

Personal skills are those that allow you to interact with others, express yourself, and manage yourself. Your personal skills form the way you live your daily life. Personal skills are soft and hard skills, qualities or attitudes that a person demonstrates.

These types of skills can be abilities we are born with, our natural talents, or the things we develop through our experiences and deliberate practice. Whether an innate aptitude or a developed capability, knowing what our own personal skills are is very useful in both our personal and professional lives.

Therefore, personal skills are simply those skills that you possess and consider your strengths. Personal skills are critical to almost any job.

Important Personal Skills (employers seek)

Critical thinking      

Critical thinkers are useful in every industry.


Dependability is a very important quality.


Flexibility is important.


Interpersonal skills, also known as people skills, are those related to how you communicate and interact with those around you.


Who are positive and passionate about what they are doing

Personal Development Skills 

Personal development skills are the skills you need to enable you to set personal goals and to achieve personal empowerment.

If you go to Wikipedia  you will find the definition for Personal Development:

Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employ ability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realisation of dreams and aspirations. Personal development takes place over the course of a person’s entire life…

That is a lifelong process. Skill Development means developing yourself and your skill sets.

It is may include the following activities:

Improving –

  • self-awareness
  • self-knowledge skills and/or learning new ones
  • health
  • wealth or social status
  • social relations or emotional intelligence
  • developing strengths or talents
  • defining and executing personal development plans

You can build a strong and effective skill-set through personal development, and these will help you to make relevant and positive choices and decisions in the future.


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What are life skills?

By Galina Yanchova

A skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life.

Life skills are usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life.

Any skill that is useful in your life can be considered a life skill.

Life skills are the skills we need to deal effectively with the challenges in everyday life, whether at school, at work or in our personal lives.

“Manners are important – ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ should be learnt at an early age and endears them to others. Table manners – don’t slurp, use your cutlery properly and absolutely no farting at the table.”

There are some skills in life that everyone seems to know!

1. Obviously, people weren’t born knowing how to take care of themselves. 2. Here are some of the most basic life skills!

Now is the time to learn the following life skills, if you haven’t already!

  • Home and Personal Care Skills
  • Make a meal How to use basic kitchen appliances
  • Wash/Dry clothes
  • Make a bed How to properly
  • Clean a toilet, shower, bathroom, etc
  • Set an alarm and wake yourself up on time
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol
  • Be sexually responsible…

Life-Management and Organisation Skills

  • Create a budget
  • Keep your nuances records organised
  • Organise all passwords, accounts and important documents in a safe place
  • Use a credit card responsibly,
  • Avoiding debt
  • When/how to pay taxes
  • Time management
  • Keep a daily calendar
  • Address an envelope
  • Write a check
  • Pack smarter…

Professional Skills

  • Write a resume
  • Draft a cover letter
  • Write thank-you notes
  • Network How to
  • Say “no,” respectfully
  • How to ask for help
  • Be open-minded
  • Accept constructive criticism…

The recommended book you can find here