Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why You Don’t Need to Go to School to Be Successful

Most people go to high school, college and then finally university. The entire process takes over a decade and it can be a tiresome and gruelling challenge. However, it’s possible for anyone to drop out of that typical educational path and still be successful. Let’s take some of the greatest minds of our generation. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, actually dropped out of college and didn’t finish his studies before going on to start his business. Apple is now an internationally renowned company that has some of the most popular tech products in the world. When you consider the company was founded by a college dropout, it makes you wonder why you should ever both going to school.

School helps, but your passions are more important

School obviously gives you an advantage over others who don’t go to school, but the quality of your education is heavily affected by both your teachers and the students around you. Too many distractions and you probably won’t be able to focus. If you have bad quality teachers and you’re going to study on your own for the most part and there’s really no reason to attend school in the first place. But what drives us to learn from home anyway? Why do we decide that we’ll study at home instead of relaxing in bed? The answer is passion.

If you have a passion for something, then no matter your age, you’re going to follow your dreams and work hard to reach your goals. For instance, if you’re passionate about art and you’re currently working a boring 9 to 5 job, then you probably spend a lot of time dreaming about art, drawing in your notebooks, or perhaps you spend a lot of disposable income on art materials. Having a passion is important, but so is finding the right teacher.

Learning online is the smarter option

If you really want to follow your passions and turn them into money, then online learning is the way to go. Not only does it give you direct access to the courses and subjects you love, but it’s also a cheaper option and can be done in your own time. This means you can continue working or studying your current courses and still have time to learn new skills. For example, Find Your Context is a great place to look at different degree courses, what they entail, and what career options you’ll have at the end of it.

Although online learning is a cheap option, you can also learn from other experts for free. For instance, there are many educational YouTube channels that will teach you everything from science to how to draw, and you can utilise those skills in a number of different ways. You could turn into a freelance artist by studying how to draw with guides and videos, or you could learn to become a writer by reading tips from other authors online.

In short, school enables us to learn, but with the internet being such a varied, informative and expansive platform, we can use our passions to guide us instead of listening to a teacher at our school or university.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April #Swagbucks Swago is Here with a 700 SB Bonus!

Swagbucks has one more bit of April fun - it's the return of Swago! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash! I've earned a ton of PayPal cash during my time on Swagbucks and we're saving up for our Florida vacation with it!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 700 SB ($7) bonus!

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Giving Nature A Real Home In Your Garden

Most people are well-aware of the fact that we’re encroaching more and more on the spaces that many of the species besides us consider their home. As we do so, however, we are creating the potential for new habitats and ecosystems that many of them can live happily in. The sad reality is that not enough people are helping to create that habitat. If you have a garden, then consider doing your part to share it with some others.

Our feathered friends
This isn’t a hard one to convince many of. Most people love seeing birds in their garden and enjoying their songs throughout the day. Feeding them with seed holders and birdhouses are the easiest ways to see more of them around. Ponds or birdbaths will give them even more reason to stop around more often. Don’t be worried if it takes them a while to catch on to the hot new property. Wildlife are naturally cautious around new additions and environments.

A winter guest
There are some creatures closer to the ground that might like a safe haven in your garden if you were to build it for them. One of the most common is the hedgehog. Many people already build homes for them to spend the winter in and it’s as simple as creating a wooden hut with some insulation and an entrance big enough for just them.

Get back to the wild
If you love your garden then you probably consider wildflowers as nothing more than weeds. When you have designs of your own then it is true that you need to economise your soil and fight off unwanted guests. Instead, consider partitioning off a wildflower haven with plenty of distance from the other parts of the garden. It’s easy to get packs of wildflower seeds that contain up to 20 different species that can add a real variety to the garden.

Pond life
Ponds are fantastic ways to add a bit more life to the garden. Fresh water will attract not only birds as we mentioned. Frogs, toads, newts, and dragonflies seek them out for breeding, as well. Of course, you can have your own fish in there living happily as well. But it might be important to consider pond pumps at discount prices to keep the pond fit for the life inside it as well. You need to think about what kind of life you want in there, as some fish species can be rather greedy in eating any other kind of wildlife that try and breed there.

Keep the outdoors outdoors
Some people show a little trepidation about creating a wilder garden because it threatens the sanctity of the home and they expect it will bring about all kinds of new pests. It’s not entirely untrue, either. You have to make sure your home is well-sealed with bug spray around cracks and crevices. If you’re worried about pests eating plants in your garden, then companion plants can serve as a more effective and more environmentally friendly way to get rid of pests. Instead, they invite predators like spiders or ladybugs that eat the pests.
Unless we adapt our ways, we can expect that the list of endangered species will continue to grow even in our own surroundings. Do a bit of good and give nature a home in your garden.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Steak 'N Shake Bonus Days #Swagbucks

If you love Steak 'N Shake, you can get a 15% cashback when you purchase Steak 'N Shake gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is a site that gives you cash back when you buy gift cards to your favorite retailers.

The cash back is paid in the form of SB points on Swagbucks, which you can turn into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal. You can take advantage of this deal by clicking here, and if you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you can create one there so you get your SB points for your purchase!

This is a limited time offer that's good through this April 30th or until supplies run out, whichever happens first!

I LOVE Swagbucks ... give them a try!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Swagbucks Eggstravaganza = Huge Swagbucks Rewards

To celebrate the beginning of Spring, Swagbucks is offering HUGE SB on Discover offers, so now’s the time to try out some of these products and services! If you're not familiar, Swagbucks is a site where you earn points (called SB) for checking out deals and products from different companies. Then you redeem those SB for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and many more. You can also earn SB for things like shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, and searching the web!

To take advantage of the Spring Into Deals bonanza and check out over 100 Deals that are now more rewarding than ever, just click here to get started
Here’s just a few deals you’ll find:  
  • Divine Eats = earn 50 SB
  • Church’s Chicken = earn 100 SB
  • Auntie Anne’s = earn 100 SB
  • 60 Seconds Home Life Insurance = earn 100 SB 
We’re also giving you even more SB on our most popular offers for a limited time:  
  • Uber: Need extra cash? Earn with Uber & Get $90 in Gift Cards! Sign Up and Earn 3,250 SB. Take your first passenger and earn 5,750 SB (totally considering doing this)
  • Puzzle Buzz: Get 2 Free highlights Activity & Coloring Books + Stickers and earn 750 SB
  • Just Fab: Get 2 paris of shoes for the price of 1! Take a fun fashion quiz and earn 200 SB. Buy 1 pair of shoes and earn 2,500 SB
  • Winc: Discover your unique wine personality! Sign Up & earn –2,500 SB on your first order. + Earn an additional 2,000 SB when you stay subscribed for 2 months. 
  • eStories: Find your next favorite Audiobook and earn 2,000 SB (I actually just signed up for this since I walk so much and love to listen to audiobooks)
  • DegustaboxReceive delicious food straight to your door and earn 1,000 SB
  • Foodstirs:Introducing Foodstirs' simply delicious Darling Daisy Cookie backing kit. Purchase a 3 month subscription NOW with code SB50 and earn 4,000 SB
 Check out all these great offers plus many many more! But hurry, this limited time offer is only good through April 16th. As a special bonus, if you sign up through my links this month and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a bonus $3 (300 SB) added to your account at the beginning of next month!
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