Garret Jacobs wins the N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition

This year N.C.. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition winner is my brother Garret Jacobs! While this achievement may seem long overdue for some, I knew this day would come. Winning any competition that's open to anyone nationwide is always an accomplishment. I honestly think that his biggest accomplishment just might be that this may have been only his second attempt in entering the N.C.. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition.

It reminds me of what may have been his 1st art competition that he entered years ago back here in Burlington City NJ. Each participant could enter  this art competition either as a professional or armature based upon upon the competition rules. As my brother received his armature credentials and setup his table (a little further down from our original spot), I had to get his paintings out of the car from where we were parked. I carried each painting to the new table locations and we sat there as people came by looking. What we kept noticing over a 90 minute span was that people kept taking a wide path around a tree that was about 50 feet from us (where we first parked). Some would even stop, stare and point but we didn't get it.

My brother asked me to walk over to that tree and try to see what people were looking at. So only as the baby brother could do, I did just what he asked. When I got down to that tree to see what people were looking at, all I could do is laugh. As I walking back with both hands behind my back, I stopped and he asked "Well"? I asked my brother "remember that you said that you were missing a painting"? I said that when I parked the car and got the paintings out, I left the painting of your squirrel. The picture of this squirrel sitting upright against a tree just so happen to be a similar tree that was in the picture. People actually could tell if something was wrong with the squirrel because it never moved. One lady said she walked passed the squirrel twice then told others. Needless to say Garrett Jacobs won but loss this art competition if I remember correctly. They gave him 1st place in the armature division, banned him from future competitions because they said that he should have entered as a professional.

For years I've watch my brother paint one masterpiece after another, only to white them out and draw over them again, I can remember doctors would want to be my friend in hoping that it could land them a little closer to one of my brother paintings. He even had a couple of doctors that were willing to produce his prints and get him started but I know "trust" was big to him. In winning this year N.C.. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition, I hope this gets him started. Whether it's the hair popping of the painting or almost seeing what these animals are looking at through the detail of the animal eyes, his life like renditions of wildlife is something the world needs to see.

Please revisit this post as I will try to update you when his 2016 award winning 2016 North Carolina Duck Stamp prints becomes available. See the North Carolina Washington Daily News press release article about Garrett Jacobs winning the 2016 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition at http://hive.pe/c5

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Here's a quick post which i thought would be really helpful (if you didn't already know this).

Whether you are a designer, developer, blogger, marketer or do any kind of work online, you may find yourself in a situation where you NEED high-resolution images which are free for you to use on your commercial and personal creative projects.

Well, I do all of the above and it used to be really tough finding free images i could use on commercial projects that were truly free.. not just 'royalty free'. 

It seemed 'free' meant different things to different people and my dictionary was clearly different from theirs. 

I've now come up with my own personal Library of sites that provide high-resolution images that are free for commercial and personal creative projects, and I'm happy to share some of them with you – Did I hear you say "some?". Well it's not
because i'm trying to hide the rest.. it's just a rather long list and I dont have the time to do all of them right now.
 
Below are some sites that I've found tremendously helpful. Most are free of copyrights and under Creative Commons CC0. Some do require attribution to the creator though (i'm sure you'd happy to do that). Do donate towards their coffee fund wherever available.. we all need our coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

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Disclaimer: Rules change. Please double check the site terms before you get yourself in trouble.

So what are you waiting for? In the words of RAUMROT.COM

"TAKE ALL THESE PICTURES AND DISTRIBUTE IT ABOUT THE WHOLE WORLD."

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Blogging Tips in MarketHive and Elsewhere

For all you budding Bloggers here in MarketHive. Once you have posted your article, display the post and use the Share buttons to send it around the Internet … Use StumbleUpon, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn etc.. I also use Buffer, as it allows me to share it once and then it sends it Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn all at the same time. I mention this as I see many posts with 0 views and this means that you have not even shared it once to your own social media accounts.
 
 
 
How to Blog Almost Every Day
  1. Read something new every day. …
  2. Talk with people every day. …
  3. Write down titles and topic ideas in a notepad file. …
  4. Maintain a healthy bookmarking and revisiting habit. …
  5. Find 20-40 minutes in every day to sit still and type.
  6. Follow an easy framework. …
  7. Get the post up fast, not perfect.

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8 Ways To Diversify Your Freelance Income

Want more stability in your financial life? Here's how freelancers can create a more reliable income through diversification.

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Perhaps whoever coined the phrase "don't put all your eggs in one basket" was a freelancer, because, well, that's one of the biggest financial mistakes freelancers make. If you make all your freelance income from one client, what's going to happen when that client loses their funding? Certainly nothing good. But, if you make your freelance income from ten clients, when one client loses funding, you'll only be out looking to replace ten percent of your income.

There's more than one way to put your income into separate "baskets"–here are eight ways that freelancers can diversify their income for a more reliable paycheck.

Work with multiple clients. If you happen to land a client large enough to pay your entire salary, it may not be the best idea to work only with that client. Keep a few other clients on the side so that if something does happen, you're not wondering how to pay for groceries. The more clients you have, the more reliable your income will be—just make sure you can manage them all. Along the same lines, freelancers should continually be marketing their services so there's a potential client to contact when a current one falls through.

Write a blog. Whatever it is that you do, you can earn a little extra side money by sharing your first-hand knowledge. One way to do that is through blogging. While creating a successful blog takes time and effort, it's a good way to add an extra income source. And if worse comes to worse and you don't make any money from your blog, you at least have a great website to show potential clients that you know your stuff.

Write an eBook. Many bloggers expand their income through eBooks. While a blog earns money through advertising, eBooks are ad-free and earn income through the sale of the book itself. Many readers prefer getting their information through eBooks because the form is much easier to use and typically offers more information than a typical blog.

Teach a class. Another way to earn extra income by sharing the knowledge you have of your field is through teaching a class. While you can go the old fashioned way and actually teach a local class, you could also teach online for an even farther reach. Using a platform like Udemy or Open Learning, creating an online class is easier than you may think. There is a big time investment involved—though if you already have material like a blog or eBook on the same topic to work with, it's much easier to get set up with an online class.

Sell a digital product. There are many more possibilities of diversifying your income without selling an eBook. If your expertise lies in graphic design, for example, you could create and sell graphics such as clipart or templates for businesses to use for marketing materials. There are a lot of possibilities here, including stock photos and templates for different software programs.

Sell physical goods. While it takes a bit more of a financial risk, you could also sell physical products, ideally related to your area of expertise. Graphic designers and photographers, for example, could sell their designs on t-shirts and other items through a company such as Cafepress. If you created an eBook, you could could sell a physical copy too.

Use affiliate links. Many online stores pay for the links that send them traffic, it's called affiliate linking. If you have a blog or social media network with a large following, you could earn a little extra by using affiliate links. Popular sites with affiliate links are Rakuten Affiliate (formerly LinkShare) and Amazon Associates, though there are many more.

Expand your services. Having a niche area is a great way to show that you are an expert, instead of the jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none kind of freelancer. But there is such a thing as being too narrow. One way to diversify your income is to start offering more than one service, ideally, something that's similar to your primary focus. For example, if you are a copywriter specializing in blog posts, it's an easy step to also start offering landing page content or e-mail marketing. The best way to expand is to offer another service that caters to the same business as the first. If your target audience for your first service is businesses, but for the second is families, it will be tough to market properly. Instead, try adding a service that your current and past clients might consider adding.

Freelancing, and the unpredictable income that comes with it, can be pretty scary. A great way to lessen the fear and create more stability is by adding other revenue sources. The first and biggest way is to work with a wider number of clients. But, by offering things like a blog, an ebook, online courses, digital or physical products, affiliate links or additional services, you can create a more reliable income that comes from a variety of sources.

What do you think? Have you ever worked for free? How did it turn out?

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Your Healthy Body Challenge

If a healthy body is part of your healthy new years resolution, then here's a possible simple solution. There's a great wellness company that I love that has a nutritional program called the Healthy Body Challenge. You asked for it and now you have it all in several wellness packages options just waiting for you. The healthy body challenge program with Youngevity products is not just about how to loose weight to feel better.

Youngevity products are at the base of so many healthy people from around the world.  What seperates their science-based high quality nutrition from others to me is how they share with you the science of appliation. Just having the best products now days is not good enough if you don't know how to apply them. Supporting your health with targeted quality nutrition in the proper amounts allows provides a solid foundation for your body in reaching your healthy goals

Now is your time reach for your New Years healthy goals. There are several healthy packages based of what healthy goals you may have. But don't just get healthy by yourself, help someone else too. ow many times have you or others you know got off their healthy track because it got lonely. You will be amazed how much better it will be when 2 or more are on the same healthy trail. Oh and by the way the Youngevity Healthy Body Challenge can reward you enough money towards the basic Healthy Start Pak, making your almost free!
 

You heard the saying "Misery Loves Company", well your health loves good company too! 

 

Bruce Jacobs
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Absorbing nutritional supplementation

Healthy eating and nutritional supplementation is a great start towards your new years healthy goals. As a famous doctor still says "It's not so much what you eat but more so what we don't eat is what killing us". Then when I heard him say " You are what you absorb", everything started to make sense. So many of us are under the belief that our body breaks down everything that we consume, absorb it then and distribute every nutrient to where its supposed to go.

What if we consume nutrients that counteracts the food breakdown process? Or better yet, what if we don't consume the correct nutrients that helps us to break down what we consume? I think its a pretty logical guess that food that's not fully broken down  properly has 2 options. Foods not broken down properly could either just pass through or just sit and wait inside for who knows how long. Either way the so called nutrients are either trapped inside or wasted away.

Once again our consumed nutrients are only as good as your body’s ability to absorb them. proper absorption ensures that your body has the nutrients it needs to perform at its optimum level to support a healthier you. So if feeling younger, having more energy and living longer is on your New Years healthy goal list then you hopefully you realize that the importance of proper supplementation is key. So many people don't realize the importance of what this doctor has identified as what are the 90 Essential Nutrients.

More important is that most of us can not consume many of the 90 Essential Nutrients in the amounts we need (if at all) unless we supplement them. I have come to love the Youngevity’s Pro-Line core of “90 for Life” products that have been scientifically designed for ideal absorption while still being able to deliver the 90 Essential nutrients too. I really believe that consuming these 90 Essential Nutrients could very well help position the body to avoid, and possibly even reverse many of today’s pressing health concerns.

 

Bruce Jacobs
Youngevity Indep. Rep #E100397
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Skincare Beauty

Skincare beauty from the inside out or from the outside can be easier understood once we recognize what our skin truly is. Whether you're researching WebMD, Wikipedia, CDC or other health related websites, they all agree that our skin is our largest organ. When many people think of our body organs, we so many times think of, kidneys, lungs, liver, heart and others while forgetting about our skin. Our skin absorbs more than just sunlight, harsh airborne elements and water.

Many of us have the understanding that polluting our inside organs with harmful chemicals, dyes and bad nutrients is not good for us. What so many people don't understand is that putting those same harmful elements on our skin can be bad for us too. Many of us forget or just don't know that many of the makeup, moisturizers, hair care products, shaving products, as well as many foods and drugs, contains formaldehyde (used as a preservative) parabens, phthalates, and other unhealthy elements too.

Phthalates is a chemical while Parabens is another chemicals that's widely used as preservatives in cosmetics. You can find that many FDA scientists say parabens and phthalates seem safe, but more study is needed. Wouldn't it make sense that until more  evidence about Phthalates and Parabens is found that it just might be better to avoid them in your personal care products when you can? Do a Google search for Phthalates and Parabens and see what you find.

Opting for products free of Phthalates, Parabens and fragrance-free products and choosing   those that use essential oils might be a choice that your skin may thank you for down the road. After doing a little skincare product research and product use, I found my Soul Purpose products at http://hive.pe/bG If you want to learn about Paraben Free products, Listen to the 30 minute overview of their products below now.

Bruce Jacobs

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A Easy Healing Perspective

Health and wellness can sometimes be easier than we think. While there are many perspectives relating to nutritional supplementation, this doctor is not afraid to tell you his perspective. The information that he covers has helped me and so many other people in so many ways.

Finally someone explains a little perspective of the various types of medical doctors and their area of expertise. He will also talk about nutrition in a way that you may always wondered about but nobody ever told you.

 

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More info can be found at www.im90forlife.org

 

Bruce Jacobs

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