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Make a hemp necklace
by: How to make a hemp necklace
Have you ever thought about making your own hemp necklace but thought it would probably just be too difficult or take too much time?
I am here to guide you step by step through the process of making a beautiful hemp necklace.

You will need the following materials:
  • A spool of hemp
  • Beads with large holes in them
  • Elmers glue
  • Really helps to have a project board and T pins but is not mandatory Ok, lets get started. First, you will need to cut one 5-yard length of hemp and one 2-yard length. You will fold these lengths in half with the 2-yard length on the inside and the 5-yard length on the outside. The reason being because the longer 5-yard cord will be what is called the knotter cords, which will be used to make the knots and the shorter 2-yard cord will be what are called the carrier cords which is used as an anchor to hold the knots. The cords will tend to be very long at first so you will want to butterfly them by wrapping them in a figure eight pattern around your fingers. Wrap them in the middle with rubber bands so they will stay together.
    You will start by making a loop at the end by tying an overhand knot. Apply Elmer’s glue as you are tying it. 

    Now you need to line up your cords with the shorter ones on the inside and the longer ones on the outside. If you cannot get them to line up just right you will need to untie your knot and retie it with the cords lined up better.
    You will now start tying your half square knots. You will do this by first making a loop with the cord to the far right. Bring the cord underneath the first two cords to the left and over the last one.
    Bring the cord on your far left over the two middle cords and through the loop. 
    You will continue to do this repeatedly until you reach an inch in length, which will be about 17 knots. You will now string your first bead on the two middle cords. Tie the two outer cords underneath the bead and continue these steps until you have knotted 6 ½ inches.
    At this point you may attach a pendent to your necklace by stringing it onto the bottom cord. You will continue to knot and bead for another 6 ½ inches.
    You are now almost done and you will tie another overhand knot at the end. Be sure to apply Elmer’s glue as you are tying it. You will have some left over length and you should cut the excess cords about 5 inches from the overhand knot so you have plenty of length to adjust and tie with.
    You are now done and you have made a great hemp necklace!
    Doris Rose is a jewelry artisan who makes hemp, seed bead laced and gemstone beaded jewelry. 
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Which Products to Promote
I should stress that often, too much importance is put on the product rather than the people you are targeting.   Many people just rush out and pick a product and see if they can sell it to somebody.
Hoping you have read the section in this Ebook about how to pick a niche, I will assume you have found a crowd of people who are queuing up to buy a suitable product or to find the solution to their problems.   If not, then you need to do more research and more forum lurking.
This is where people can run into problems.   No matter how hungry the crowd is, if you try and sell them something that is of poor quality, then a few might buy it but after that you will lose their trust.
Tip:  It sounds obvious but look for a product which is already selling.   If the product is already selling then it is probably because it is a good product and people have already heard of it.
A good example could be the latest Xbox or Nintendo game which has been advertised on TV, you won’t have to do much pre-selling because that has already been done for you.   It’s much more difficult to convince someone to part with their money on a product they have never heard of.
If it is a Clickbank product then it is highly unlikely to have been advertised
on TV but it’s very possible that people within that niche would have heard of
it.   If it meets the needs of your crowd then this is the best possible chance for a
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Although it isn’t always economical to do so at first, but it is often a good idea
to buy the product yourself, maybe from another affiliate marketer who is
offering a good course, Ebook or free gift with the purchase.   This way you can
truly get to know the application and receive some support from the affiliate’s
If you are on a budget then find out as much as you can about the product from other web sites and forums.
As mentioned previously, if you are using PPC methods then you will need to make sure that you can sell enough products to cover the cost or the advertising and ultimately make a decent profit.
If you are buying a physical product from a website, then again, it might be
wise to go for a site that already has a good reputation.   There are some
reputable sites however that don’t offer very good commission rates and have a very short cookie period retention so you need to strike a balance.
If a site is receiving lots of hits then this is a good indication that they are
making lots of sales and have a good reputation.   The easiest way to do this is check its Alexa rating.
This is a useful web site which shows how many visitors they receive over a
given period, which they call their Alexa rating.
#affiliatemarketing   #affiliatemarketingtips #affiliate

Just How Dangerous Are Splenda and Artificial Sweeteners - Which Side is Spinning?
There seems to be fairly poor tracking by any formal standards once a product is approved as a food additive. Despite supposedly tracking adverse reactions, the reality has been different at the FDA. Aspartame is a case in point. Apparent collusion, distorted research reports, lack of funding for independent research, questionable practices in tracking adverse reactions and reporting them. It’s a pretty ugly sounding story. It’s been said that Aspartame is a contract on humanity. Here’s one source you might find puts you off Aspartame for good:  ”Reported Aspartame Toxicity Effects”.
Are the estimates (in the report above) of the real number of toxic reactions accurate? I’m no epidemiologist but what struck me was the large number of serious toxic reactions reported by pilots. My conclusion — I won’t use the stuff. And there are suggestions that the offshoot - Neotame - may be even worse.
Everyone pretty much knows the kinds of problems that have been reported with cyclamates and Saccharin. Weirdly - perhaps bad tracking? - the actual dangers still seem unclear after many years of use. However, as I read it, they seem to be substantially less toxic than some more recent artificial sweeteners.
Splenda is the latest and greatest. Reportedly manufactured from sugar by substituting 3 chlorine atoms for 3 hydroxyl groups, some claim that the end product is not what it should be. Apparently if it were made from sugar then when you dissolve it in water (hydrolyze), it ought to produce chlorinated glucose which is a known toxin. Instead it produces chlorinated monosaccharides.
Splenda, or sucralose, is a chlorocarbon.  Chlorocarbons have an illustrious history, being known for causing organ, reproductive and genetic damage. Whether sucralose (Splenda) is as safe as the manufacturer claims (which is pretty much what manufacturers always claim) remains to be seen. Here is another reference worth taking a look at: “Secret Dangers of Splenda”.
Andrew Weil, MD has some pertinent - and more moderate comments on Aspartame and Splenda here: - “Aspartame: Can a Little Bit Hurt”. He suggests using the “precautionary” principle - which basically says if there are questions about the safety of a product, don’t use it.
At this point, I think it’s my head that’s spinning. I’m uncertain whether Splenda is safe, reasonably safe, slightly risky or seriously risky. When I looked at the manufacturer’s site and a couple other sites that were all enthused about Splenda, I didn’t see any answers to the points the critics are making. Mostly it’s all lightness, sweetness and the miracle of modern science.
Like you I’ve seen some miracles of modern science turn into nightmares when the testing wasn’t adequate, when the results were fudged, when cover ups went on. So questions exist about all the artificial sweeteners. Splenda may be less dangerous than Aspartame (which I sure wouldn’t recommend to anyone). Long-term and independent studies are lacking. And here’s the real kicker:
* From Consumers’ Research Magazine “There is no clear-cut evidence that sugar substitutes are useful in weight reduction. On the contrary, there is some evidence that these substances may stimulate appetite.”
Now that just tears it. Risk your health using one of these chemicals and then end up eating more because it stimulates your appetite. Terrific.
So what alternatives are there? Surprisingly there are quite a few. One interesting alternative is a South American plant called Stevia. Apparently once considered a potential threat to the sugar industry, it seems to have been deep-sixed early in the twentieth century. It has been used as a sweetener for centuries by South American natives. In the U.S., it seems (somehow) to have been kept from being available as an “additive” and the FDA has said not enough studies have been done. Yet it’s widely used by diabetics and in countries such as Japan and Brazil. Stevia is available at health stores as a supplement (though without any indication that it could be used as a sweetener). It’s a fascinating story which you can read here:  - The Stevia Story
More information on alternative sweeteners is in our article: - “Healthier Alternatives to Artificial Sweeteners.”
Our health is challenged on all sides these days. New chemicals, new additives, genetically engineered foods, highly processed foods, empty calories, stress and pollution all pose threats to our bodies. I’ve come to the conclusion that the fewer highly processed, chemically enhanced, questionably assessed, factory created products we ingest, the better off we will probably be.
Our bodies evolved as a part of the natural world and though we are changing the world radically (which is only natural, it is what people do after all), our bodies do not evolve and adapt at the rate technology changes. And for scientific, political and economic reasons, the quality and thoroughness of evaluations done on newly created products don’t match up to our industrial creativity.
Finally, balancing the need to lose weight (or maintain an optimum weight) against potential risks creates difficult choices. It’s up to you to make the best choice you can for your specific situation — just remember, that old saw still holds - Let the buyer beware.
#diabetes #diet #health

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