By Rotem Gal

Some people retire and simply collect their predetermined retirement amounts based on the balances they have in their various retirement accounts. But imagine what it would be like to still earn a good income in retirement, without having to do a lot of the work. Picture yourself creating an advertising campaign that does all of the “heavy lifting” for you, so all you have to do is sit back and wait for the payments to arrive.

This may sound a little far-fetched, but it is a possibility. It’s what is called a passive income and you can earn this type of money with Instagram advertising.

What is passive income?

Passive income is defined as “money being earned regularly with little or no effort on the part of the person who’s receiving it.” A good example of this is people who write and sell a book. Once they get it written and published, they can sell it indefinitely with minimal effort. The work has already been done, so all they have to do is collect their royalties year after year.

The great thing about earning passive income in retirement is that it enables you to supplement your savings and investments without having to give up the lifestyle you want after spending decades working full-time. You can still play golf, spend time with family and friends, or do whatever it is you want to do because you’re earning cash even when you’re not actively working.

Passive Income with Instagram Advertising

Instagram is a great platform for this type of income, especially since it currently has 800 million users and that number is going up by about 200 million annually. Plus, if you’re already spending time on this site anyway, why not make your time work for you?

Of course, first you need something to sell. If you don’t already have that covered, not to worry because you can always sell other people’s products via ecommerce. This basically means that you’re just the “middle man” between the consumer and manufacturer. You don’t even have to ship the goods yourself as you can have a company take care of this as well.

How to Create Instagram Advertising that Works

Once you decide what you’re going to sell, the next step is to create a solid advertising strategy that continues to bring in income day after day. But first, there are a few things you need to do.  (more…)

By Carl Hamilton

Weight training is the best way to build muscles and maintain bulk. There are two very simple rules of weight training – always use multi-joint lifts and lift heavy. The other important thing you must always remember is to be regular in your training sessions. You should not skip leg days, simply because you don’t feel like it or because your last week’s leg day was too taxing. You need to be consistent with training.

Target your muscles and Condition them

Weight training relies on very simple principles. Muscles in our body predominantly have two essential functions – to push and to pull. You need to find a way to work all the muscles in your body in coordination. You can go with whole-body push workouts like squats with weights or deadlift to work your whole-body core workout. For the best upper body workouts, you need to include bench presses and barbell rows in your routine too.

If you can manage to create a program including triceps press down, calf raises and the four moves mentioned above, you can easily cut down on finishing exercises for your calves, abdomens, and arms. Now, you need to be honest with yourself and your trainer. The key is to push yourself a little bit more while you are on your prohormone cycle. Do not max out on your cycle and keep going as much as you can. Always do this in the presence of a professional trainer to prevent personal injury.

Don’t max out while on the cycle

Always schedule your prohormone cycle right before you train on the heaviest weights. This way you can use lighter weight with more reps during the peak of the cycle and heavier weights with lesser reps while you are off the prohormones. According to most training experts, you gain significant muscle mass when you train with lighter weights during your prohormone cycle.  (more…)

By Joanne Rivers

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Any trader who has ever played poker will tell you that there’s a lot that any new trader cutting his chops in the game could learn from spending some time on the felt. In fact, there have been quite a number of seemingly incredible stories of pro poker players making the move into full- time trading with a more than a modicum of success. So, what is it about the game of poker that makes the casino the perfect training ground for traders?

Well, let’s start with strategic thinking. You see, poker involves a lot of planning and requires the player to adopt a strategy to gain the best possible outcome. And while it may often put the poker player at odds with their gut instinct, in the long run, sticking to a strategy almost always pays off. Sound familiar? Of course, it does, because it’s pretty much trading 101. By playing poker in their free time, a trader can get a feel for strategic thinking with the result not too far off into the future.

This can also help them develop an analytical view of the situation at hand then act accordingly, which brings us to our next point. Poker teaches you how to react to unforeseen circumstances. No matter how well a player plans his game, there’s always the chance that the unexpected will occur. But the seasoned pro will know how to adapt to this new situation and change his tactic accordingly. They will never panic; they will simply analyze the situation and choose the best course of action. So, how valuable is this style of thinking when a dip in the markets throws a spanner in the works?

Spend any time at all watching the pros, and you’ll see that the guy that wins is most often the guy that knows when it is the right time to quit. A player cannot win every hand, just like a trader cannot profit from every deal. (more…)

By Charlie Brown

When buying a men’s wedding band, you’re rarely buying a ring made in a 100% pure precious metal. For some men, it becomes extremely important to learn what alloys are present in wedding bands for men as some frequently used metals like nickel can cause reactions in sensitive or allergic skin. Even disregarding these types of potential health concerns, it’s fair to ask what other elements may be in your men’s wedding band merely as an educated consumer. Here is a little background information on what the most commonly used precious metals – gold and platinum – are utilizing as alloys in wedding bands for men.


Gold has long been a popular element in jewelry not only for its unique yellow color, but because it is extremely malleable and can be beautifully shaped into a number of designs. However, this ductility also means that gold is naturally very soft, and as such most gold men’s wedding bands – are alloyed with another metal. Alloying gold makes it not only more dent-resistant and affordable, but it can also change its signature yellow color to other popular gold colors like white or rose. The purity of gold is measured in karats, and the higher the karat number, the higher the percentage of gold. While beautiful and rich, pure 24K gold is simply too soft for regular use in jewelry. The most common karat grades found in wedding bands for men are 10K, 14K and 18K, which is often considered to be the global high standard for gold jewelry.

So what is being mixed with gold men’s wedding bands? In the case of 18K yellow gold, 75% gold is alloyed with copper, zinc, silver, cobalt or a mixture of two or more of the aforementioned elements. 18K white gold is 75% gold alloyed with 25% nickel, palladium, copper and/or zinc. For those with an allergic reaction to nickel, 18K palladium white gold (75% gold with 25% palladium) is a somewhat more expensive though less dermis irritating option. Both types of 18K white gold can require periodic rhodium plating to maintain their silvery appearance. 18K rose gold usually adds 25% copper to 75% gold to create a rich reddish hue. (more…)