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Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com Newsletter #008
I hope you and yours are all healthy and happy as we approach the holidays. It's easy to get overwhelmed with all the gloom and doom in the news; wars, global warming and the financial crisis but luckily we Australian Shepherd Lovers have a secret weapon. Our Aussies might not be able to fix all those problems but they sure make dealing with them a lot easier. When we are stressed out or in doubt they are there to calm us down and tell us "You are the greatest and you are unconditionally loved, it's going to be alright". While it's tradition to give gifts during the Christmas Season, our Aussies give us their gifts all year long.
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In This Issue:
- A Gift For You - F'ree Report
Top 10 Ways to Avoid Getting Overcharged by Your Vet
- Are You Worried About the Global Financial Crisis?
- New Aussie Expert - Guest Expert Article
- Great Aussie Gift Ideas
- Dog Quote for Today
A Gift For You - F'ree Report
Top 10 Ways to Avoid Getting Overcharged by Your Vet
As a gift for our newsletter subscribers you can download a copy of Dr. Jones' report "Top 10 Ways to Avoid Getting Overcharged by Your Vet".
To download click the link below with your Right Mouse Button and select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." or "Download Linked File..." (Depending on your browser.) It is in PDF format and can be viewed with Adobe Reader.
Download your copy of the PDF e-book report.
>>> Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Are You Worried About the Global Financial Crisis?
I wasn't sure if I should include this article. Some may not like that it is not about Australian Shepherds, as such. But after having done this website for a couple of years I have had the chance to get to know many of you and you have shared your stories and I've seen your Aussies growing up in the photos that you've sent me.
Considering that many of my friends who I have met through Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com may now (or may soon) be hurting because of the global financial crisis I wanted to share what I have learned in the hopes that you will be able to create a real online business and take control of your financial future...
The company that has helped me make Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com and my other website, OvercomeBullying.org a success has begun offering internet business courses at Universities and Colleges. Because of my experience with their process and tools I have been accepted as an instructor. I'm very excited to be able to help others to also build a successful business using the internet.
From what I've been hearing it doesn't sound like the financial crisis is going to be over anytime soon. We are seeing just the beginning of a downturn that is going to be directly effecting all of us -- including our dogs. How can our Aussies be affected by the financial crisis? When things get tight and household budgets get slashed due to wage rollbacks, layoffs or "downsizing" the family pet can be the first to feel the pinch.
For example, we might be tempted to cut activities like dog training, buy cheaper commercial dog food and even get by without visiting the vet when we know we really should. If things get bad enough having to find them a new home or the rescue shelter might be the only choice. But if the money isn't there what can you do? Getting another job might not be an option if just keeping the one we already have is tough enough.
A hundred years ago you could set up a shop and offer products or services and develop a thriving business. With a small amount of startup capital and a willingness to work you could almost be guaranteed to succeed.
Then came the advent of the firm which evolved into what we now know as corporations. No longer could you so easily start a business. You would be up against large companies with deep pockets. You couldn't compete against their advertising budgets, their distribution networks or their prices. Many found it easier to "get a job" and earn a living by giving up their independence in exchange for the security of a paycheck. But when times get tough it doesn't take long for us to find out that it's a false sense of security.
One of the great things about the internet is that it has leveled the playing field. People like you and me can set up a website and if we are willing to work, can create a viable online business. Here's some good news... most websites fail, even websites developed by big companies fail. They fail miserably because they are doing it WRONG, WRONG and WRONG!
Why is that good news? Because this leaves a huge opening for those of us who can figure out how to do it right!
When I started Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com I didn't do it as a commercial venture. I did it because I love Aussies. But it's no fun building a website that nobody visits. I had built websites before -- the wrong way. So, what's the right way? On the internet there are thousands of so-called "gurus" offering to share their "super-secret-earn-a-million-dollars-overnight-system". Yes, there are plenty of snake-oil salesmen on the internet just like in the real world -- but I did my research. Whenever I found one of these "offers" I would search for information about them to see what their customers where saying. Most of them turned out to be scams, pure and simple.
But one name kept coming up again and again -- SBI!. Instead of their customers complaining about how they had been ripped off, SBI's customers were actually raving about their service. Some even said that SBI! had changed their lives. It took me months of humming and hawwing, doing more research and evaluating their services before I decided to click the "Order" button. Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com was born.
Would I be able to build a great site and share my passion for Aussies? Would I be able to generate traffic to my new site? Would I be able to earn enough for it to at least pay for itself? Yes, Yes and Yes (and then some!).
Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com is now in the Top 1% of sites on the web according to its Alexa Ranking! Alexa is a website rating service provided by Amazon and Microsoft that tracks about 100 million active websites. Ratings less than 1 million (lower is better) are tough to get to considering how many websites there are but anything less than 1 million puts you in the top 1%.
If you would like to see for yourself just go here and enter Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com to get my current ranking. Then compare that to ANY other Aussie site. Try ASCA.org. Surely ASCA itself would have a higher ranking! Nope.
I don't say that to brag (okay, maybe a little). I say it to illustrate how successful a website, your website, can be if you do it RIGHT! SBI! provided me with all the tools I needed to research, build, promote and even earn income from my site. Others are earning solid part-time income, some have even been able to quit their day jobs. There is no reason why you can't do it too. Building a real, viable online business that allows you to work from home is the kind of financial independence that we could all use -- especially in an economy like this!
You don't need to know how to build websites or how to do HTML programming. SBI! provides all the tools you need to build your website. You don't have to have all kinds of technical skills. You just have to have the brains and motivation. It will take work, but if you are willing to put in the effort you can do it and take control of your financial future.
What are your hobbies? What do you love to do? What's your favorite vacation spot? What are you passionate about? In the answers to these questions you will find the seeds of an idea for what your website will be about. Whatever it is there are thousands of people who can benefit from your knowledge. You can create your own business about something you enjoy, something that you would love to work on even if you had all the money in the world. What better way to earn a living?
This article has become much longer than I intended but I can't stay quiet about this. Too many people are suffering and there are very real concerns about what the global financial crisis is going to bring to ordinary people and families everywhere. If you would like to build a successful business using the internet but have questions about whether or not this can work for you I am happy to answer any questions I can. I know that SBI! works. It is now even being taught in universities to MBAs who want to learn how internet marketing really works. Feel f'ree to contact me anytime.
Okay, for those of you who are still reading I suggest you watch this video tour of SBI!. It will take about 30 minutes - but those could be the most important 30 minutes you spend on the internet. It will give you an overview of what SBI! is all about.
Stay At Home Moms
>>> Case Studies
Examples of other successful sites created by people just like you.
For those of you who decide that this is something you would like to pursue I would like to offer my personal support. Consider this opportunity and do your research, but once you decide to get started, before you order SBI! I ask that you use the link below. This is so that you are recognized by SBI! as a personal referral from me. I want to make sure that anyone who joins SBI! through me succeeds. I will provide you with a f'ree email consultation (as I mentioned I am an SBI! Instructor). I want to make sure you have every advantage and are able to benefit from my experience. So before ordering come back here and order through this link: >>> Order SBI! Here
If you've had the chance to look at SBI! and want to get started developing your own successful online business your timing couldn't be better. Starting Dec. 12/08 SBI! is allowing you to order your first site and also get a second one for f'ree. But only until midnight (EST) Dec. 25/08.
Why would you want to get 2 websites? Because SBI! sites work and do earn income for their owners. Most SBI! site owners renew their subscriptions every year and eventually start a second (and even a third and fourth) site. My wife Tanya and I have just ordered and we now have 4 SBI! sites.
You are protected with a 100% money-back-guarantee and if you like you can gift your second site to a freind or family member. What could be better than a gift that not only keeps on giving - it keeps on EARNING! But when you order please come back here and use this link: >>> Order SBI! Here
Contact me anytime if you have any questions about SBI!
Wishing You All the Great Success You Deserve!!!
New Aussie Expert - Guest Expert Article
What To Look For In a Good Australian Shepherd Breeder
Anne Calmes of Gold Ring Australian Shepherds has submitted a new article to help people who are looking for a good Australian Shepherd breeder. I want to thank Anne for taking the time to create this valuable resource as it is so important to choose just the right breeder and match the characteristics of your puppy to you and your lifestyle.
>> Read Article - What To Look For In a Good Australian Shepherd Breeder
Are You Experienced with Dog Training, Herding, Agility, Conformation, Health, Nutrition, etc... ?
Why not submit an article about your area of expertise. Not only will you be able to help fellow Aussie Lovers by sharing your knowledge but you will also be able to let people know about your services or products - WIN/WIN. Promote your business or website. Your article will include your byline (of course) and will also be accompanied by links to your website. This allows our visitors to follow-up and find further information on your site and helps your website's ranking with search engines - another WIN/WIN!
>> Learn More About Becoming a Guest Expert
Great Aussie Gift Ideas
2009 Australian Shepherd Calendars!
It's not too late to get your 2009 Australian Shepherd Calendar! You will probably want to get one for yourself but this also makes a great gift that keeps on giving for the entire year!
You can find the 2009 Australian Shepherd Calendars in the Aussie Shoppe.
>> 2009 Australian Shepherd Calendars
Furminator Dog Grooming Tool
Do you know someone whose allergies or asthma are bothered by shedding. The Furminator deShedding Tool works like a charm. I've tried the Furminator myself and it's quite amazing. You can read my reveiw and check out some of the other grooming products in the Furminator family.
>> Read Furminator Review
Thinking of trying clicker training? Revolutionary in design and function the new i-Click was designed by the clicker trainers at Karen Pryor Clicker Training to provide the next generation tool for clicker training. What is clicker dog training? You can learn more in this article about clicker training by Lynn Whinery, a dog trainer with Bonza Canine Education.
>> i-Click Clicker from Karen Pryor Clicker Training
Books and DVDs
You can find tons of books and DVDs about Aussies here, but one I thought was really terrific is called Henry the Dog with No Tail by Kate Feiffer.
Here's the review one reader submitted:
A Terrific "Tail Tale"
"Our eldest daughter received "Henry, the Dog with No Tail" as a birthday gift, and it immediately leapt to the top of the stack of bedtime favorites. Our children love Henry and his posse's fanciful antics and the endearingly realistic illustrations. The book has sparked lots of conversation among our kids about the side life our dog might be leading when she is out-and-about with her own doggie friends. Most of all, our kids love that Henry's friends want him to be happy and that, in the end, Henry learns to be happy just as he is."
>> More Books and DVDs
Dog Quote for Today
A dog is for life, and not just for Christmas.
- National Canine Defense League Slogan
Until Next Time...
Check back with us often as we are always adding more great information. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see on Australian-Shepherd-Lovers.com.
We love to hear from fellow Australian Shepherd Lovers like you. Send us your ideas, your feedback and photos of your Aussie so we can include them on the site.
All the Best and Woof!
Scott and Levi
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