A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018- A Good Investment

A Wealthy Affiliate Review 2018- A Good Investment

I wanted to take a moment to talk about this platform called Weathy Affiliate. It’s essentially a platform to help people make a side income or even a full time income online. We’ve all heard about about programs online that offer this as they contain upsells and bogus strategies that don’t actually help us. Instead they make us broker by taking our hard earned money.

Wealthy affiliate is kind of like a breath of sweet fresh air when it come to online scams, let me tell ya why..

About Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy affiliate is a program by creators Kyle and Carson, created to help people make money online through picking a niche and creating a website filled with content you create to help others. They rely strongly on helping you make your website useful and encourages you to create great content that people will like to drive traffic and ultimately make sales. One makes sales through affiliate links from different affiliate programs and ads, all of which WA teaches you how to do.

Now if what I’ve said earlier about the creating you own websites scared you a little bit, it shouldnt. Wealthy affiliate was created to make all of that extremely easy. I’ve been a Wealthy Affiliate now for almost 2 months and to be honest, I couldn’t be happier. The knowlege that I’m getting form this platform is amazing and doesn’t feel scammy at all,

There are so many good thinks that come out of WA including:

  • Amazing training

Kyle is the one you hear in each of the training videos they offer walking you through how to make YOU succesfull. He helps you create  your website which literally takes seconds, helps you structure and post your first blog post and others, helps you sign up for affiliate programs and shows you exactly how to integrate them into your website, how to get you website ranked in google which is HUGE and its easy to do.

You have the ability to choose whatever niche or topic you want your website to be about and this can be anything. Examples include Health, fitness, kids, sports, depression, pets, home, decor, fashion, paper plates, kitchen supplies, rugs, vaccum cleaners YOU NAME IT! Kyle has showed many people with any niche no matter how small successful. There’s proof and sucess stories on the platform!

I’ve been followin the training and I’ve already gotten more than half of my posts ranked in google! This means that google found my Website and content and now my content is displayed for the world to see, visit and interact and possibly buy!

This proves to me that all you have to do is follow the training and you’re headed towards success.

  • Great support

Ok, so asking questions tends to be one of the best things that you can do on this platform because you have the whole community at your fingertips. Not only will Kyle and/ or Carsen answer ANY questions that you may have but any body can and will answer questions. They make it very clear that there are no dumb questions and your helpers are people just like you! People who are making their buisness sucessful as well and who may have gone through the same thing. Everybody is soo sweet and helpful so it is encouraged to ask as many questions as possible when you are stuck.

 

I haven’t had a question go unanswered yet, and all of questions I’ve asked has at least 5 to 10 people answer. They are very helpful and generally like to see others succeed.

  • Easy to navigate

Wealthy Afilliate is literally a Facebook for affiliate marketers, as I like to call it. It’s familiar setting helps you learn fast about how to find things and access them. Whenever you want to blog on WA platform about your success or whenever you are down and feeling discouraged people encourage or congratulate you. It’s a real close-nit community and is truly one of the best communities I’ve ever been apart of.

 

I was blown away at how at home i felt when i came on the platform for the first time. And if you have trouble still with navigating , don’t worry. There’s a training vid on exploring WA in your training when you get started!

  •  No experience necessary!

You don’t have to be a techie type person when it comes to WA and your websites, (you can have as many websites as you want). WA is for anyone that wants to earn money online period.

I just wanted to stress again how its SO easy. People like me; young, doesnt know anything about computers and software let alone how to run a website can do it and have done it. There are even elderly people online doing this who don’t know a thing about being a techie person either. You don’t need any experience, everything is as simple as following the training.

  • It’s fun

Building a website and having a small part of the internet that you own is so rewarding and what makes it even better is, you can get paid and literally make as much money as you want. That is fun!

having already accomplished things and feeling good and confident about my online buisness feels great.

  • It’s inexpensive

All other Make money online programs want you to pay a large some of money upfront, like 2-3 grand in order to teach some strategies that may or may not work. Or others reel you in like a fish by promising you can get info for just 30- 40 dollars a month only to upsell you later to pay thousands for the real info to ultimately make big commissions.

I can’t stand that..

Wealthy affiliate cost absolutely nothing to get started. You can sign up for free as a starter member for as long as you want and get access to most of what they have to offer. the training, building your own websites, the hosting and domains, the ability to ask as many questions, pretty much everything you use to be successful online is ALL included.  You don’t have to pay to try it out and its NOT a Free trial. You can have their starter package for as long as you want! and if you want to upgrade to get the rest of what they offer, it cost just $19 for the first month and afterwards it cost $49 every month. Or if you rather pay yearly and save money it’s a one time payment of $359 a year which saves you almost $200!

With Wealthy Affiliate you get all the info and training, you get to take action (building your websites), and you don’t have to pay a single penny to do so unless you want to upgrade just one time for the monthly payment. They let you you know that upfront so you know what to expect.. there are NO UPSELLS standing between you and your success. either $49/ month or $359 upfront to give you every thing I’ve mentioned and more for a chance at financial freedom. I think yes!

 

My overall take on Wealthy Affiliate

I going to keep investing in Wealthy affiliate, I’m halfway through the training and I’m already getting traffic to my website. Ive been getting feedback on my site and am just getting started late on signing up for affiliate programs. Who knows what would have happened if i started earlier. I probably could have made money by now. But I’m getting traffic and my content is getting ranked just like they said it would in the training which means that when people search my pages they will appear. So I’m thinking it’s a pretty good investment!

I will have another update soon on my progress on at WA. I won’t sugar coat anything, but i really do feel great with this platform! Everything they’ve guaranteed me has proven to pan out and i’m so excited and having a blast!

 

If you’d like to try Wealthy Affiliate for free, Click here

Have any questions any questions or just want to chat? please leave them down below and I will get back to you!

 

– In sweet humility

My Current Bucket List

My Current Bucket List

Having a bucket list is very important as I believe it gives people an incentive to live their best life. And it’s fun to check things off when you do! A while ago, I created a list a things to help people create a bucket list: What is a bucket list?- How to create a great one today. Today I wanted to share my very own bucket list with you all using these very tips to creating one a pretty cool one, if I’d say so myself.

My Travel plans

Some immediate places I want to go..

To be honest, I could go on and on because I literally want to see the entire world before I die. So I’ll save you the read.

Things I want to own

  • Get my first apartment
  • An amazing watch
  • own my own pharmacy
  • 5 acres of land
  • a new car
  • A Canon EOS Rebel T7i camera
  • A new macbook
  • 2 dogs
  • 1 cat
  • possibly a monkey
  • like a million fish
  • a big tank to hold those fish
  • My dream home
  • 2 bitcoin
  • Jewelry organizer
  • A yacht
  • Wedding ring
  • 2 horses

and its still being written..

Goals/ aspirations

  • graduate from community college
  • graduate from tsu
  • get visitors to this blog
  • make money from this blog
  • get feedback on content from this blog
  • have a person tell me they love my blog
  • get my first apartment
  • finish the full season of “Friends”
  • publish 20 blog posts
  • publish 50 blog posts
  • publish 75 blog posts
  • publish 100 blog posts
  • publish 150 blog posts
  • publish 200 blog posts
  • work with brands
  • travel whenever I want

Relationships

  • make friends through this blog
  • connect with other bloggers
  • get married
  • have a child, maybe 5
  • spend more time with my family

 

Fears/ Trials and tribulations

  • overcome my fear of heights
  • learn to not hate possums
  • learn to not procrastinate so much
  • love another dog
  • stay true to making this blog awesome

Religion/ Spiritual goals

  • Find a good church home
  • Get involved in that church

– In sweet humility

 

I got tickets for a free cruise to the Bahamas, but i declined.

I got tickets for a free cruise to the Bahamas, but i declined.

About a week and a half ago, I wound up getting a call from a radio station of some sort. One i didn’t listen to that’s for sure because I cant stand the radio. Anyways, I missed the call, and later saw the number and wondered who it could have been, so I called back. 

It was an upbeat automated voice message from Nighthawk 91 FM and they wanted me to push some numbers to play a trivia game in order to win a 2 night cruise to the Bahamas sponsored by Holiday Cruise Line. Even though I had serious doubts that it was even real, I still played. I was only studying for a final that, needless to say, determined my final letter grade.

So they asked me 3 questions about some artists and said that if I got them right, I was a winner. The first question was “What artist is known for liking the color purple?”, then they gave me a 3 different artists to choose from and I chose Prince because “Purple Rain” of course. The next question was who made the song “Beat it”. I pressed 3 for Micheal Jackson. So easy, I’m thinking . The last was “which one of these artist was part of N Sync?”. I knew it was Justin Timberlake and it’s ironic because I had only known just a week prior that he was even in the group when I talked about N Sync with a friend. Seriously, never knew what they had even looked like, and with that stroke of luck, I won.

Then, they give me instructions on how to claim my 2 tickets, so I checked out the website put my number in and it confirmed I was a winner. I then was directed to a page that told me I had to pay some type of fee that was like around $150, and only then would they send me an email that contained my 2 tickets. 

This is the part that I felt stupid for not doing research before I had gotten to this point so I looked up to see if anyone had gotten this call and had payed the fee and actually went on the cruise. To my surprise, it just so happened that a lot of people did. Though it was only 2 days or more like 1 or less than a day to actually be in the Bahamas, they actually went, and enjoyed their time. Some posted pictures and most kept saying that if anyone actually got this call that they were lucky so I pondered my situation thinking I haven’t been doing much all summer aside from summer school and babysitting, and I was definitely considering it. I felt I needed some fun but I didn’t know anyone I could take. Even though this didn’t have a date that you had to use them by, I knew that everyone was so busy , and by everyone I mean the small circle of friends I do have and would want to go with me.

So my next idea was to give them away but that didn’t go well either. Everyone thought that if they were docked here in Texas and not in Florida then maybe it was just not worth it, which I had originally thought that too. But still I didn’t think it be wise to just waste 2 free tickets.

Sadly, I did anyway.

I wound up passing up the opportunity due to the fact that it just wasn’t worth it to me and apparently a lot of people I knew. To have to drive or fly all of the way to Florida, be on the ship most of the time and not really spend much time in the Bahamas didn’t sound to good because after all, it was only 2 days. I did think about selling the tickets but found out its not so easy doing that because my name would be on them and that could cause havoc with the buyers and the company. So talk about being stuck between and rock and a hard place.

Anyways, now on to pretending like it didn’t happen like I’ve been doing since the deadline to claim the tickets passed. Just continuing my summer cruiseless. Oh well though, I can say I do feel pretty cool since nothing exciting like this generally ever happens to lil ol’ me, so ill take it, thanks. You just gave me a post to write about. 

UPDATE: This was an old post I had written last year May 2017 on Sweet Humility. My summer was pretty hectic with school and work. I cant believe I was even thinking about considering this. But I’m glad I didnt for that reason because I just went to the Bahamas a couple weeks ago for my 21st birthday with my mom that lasted a week and I had a blast! I can’t imagine had I only gone for just a day or two. How funny… still it was a pretty cool experience and made me feel kind of special. I remember feeling kind of bummed about it, but this goes to show that you never know what’s in store for you.


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Check out I went to the Bahamas with my mama! to see my experience in Nassau, Bahamas!

Have you guys ever gotten a crazy call like this? and did you ever act on it? Please share below!

How to make a Edible Arrangement- For only $20!

How to make a Edible Arrangement- For only $20!

​Edible arrangements are really popular but cost a pretty penny. I knew I wanted to get my mom one for mother’s day. It was also the day before mother’s day so I got online and scrolled through different gift options the company had. The cheapest one available was $45 and it consisted of a maybe five different pieces of fruit in a vase with a ribbon tied around it.

At this point knowing how late it was and how desperate I was to get my mom a gift I started to enter my debit card details and send in my order for pickup.

Then I started thinking. It’s just fruit on sticks in a bucket.

No, knowing my mom she’d be happy about the thought but be a little upset about me spending so much money on something I can create in our own kitchen for so much less.

so what did I do next? I researched much like what you did now and found the basics of what I needed, got my booty up and went to our neighborhood Walmart pick up the supplies.

What you will need :

At least 4-5 different fruits. Whatever you or the person you’re giving it to may like ( I chose a pineapple- $2.50, strawberries 1lb- $2.79, a whole cantelope $1.68, and both purple and green grapes, $2.50 get them mixed its cheaper .)

Chocolate chips!! $1.98 ( both milk chocolate and white chocolate, this is of course optional)

– A cute vase or small bucket or pail $3.49

Floral foam (1 cube $2.97)

Flower cookie cutter $.98

– Skewers, $2.52 (a fancy shmancy name for the sticks that stand the fruit up)

$21.41 or less should be what you’re looking at, if u go to Walmart (:

Cut up you’re fruit

Now that you have all of you’re supplies, set aside the non-edible items in you’re bunch, you won’t need those until later. Grab you’re best knife and start cutting! I started with the pineapple since it was the hardest, if want to know to skin a pineapple, Check out this post:

Take you’re skinned pineapple and turn it on it’s side. Take you’re knife and make about five or six even cuts through the pineapple

Next take you’re cookie cutter and place it over each pineapple slice and press down. U should now have 6 flower shaped pineapple slices. Set those aside .

Next, rinse the strawberries off and take you’re knife and cut the tops off of about 7 or 8 of them. You are welcome to do more if you or someone likes strawberries a lot. Set them aside.

Cut the cantelope in half and scoop the seeps out of both of the halves. Next, find a ball scoop and scoop out a handful of cantelope halves and set them aside.

Lastly, rinse the grapes.

Take the block of floral foam and cut it in half stuff one of those halves down into you’re pail, vase or bucket, put down a piece of foil or plastic wrap down over the block.

Decorate with fruit!

Take skewers and stick the pineapple in the side up to the middle into the slice. It should resemble a pineapple lollipop, continue with the rest of the pineapple slices. The take the 3 or 4 strawberries and stick a skewer through where the green leaf used to be until its about in the middle. Don’t stick all the way through. Next take the grapes and stick four green and purple seedless grapes on the skewer and repeat for as many skewers as you would like .( I did 4)

Continue with the last step for chocolate covered strawberries in you’re fruit bouquet.

Heat both white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips in separate microwave bowls until melted, put a strawberry on a skewer and dip the strawberry on its side in the milk chocolate and turn it until the whole strawberries is covered in milk chocolate lay the strawberry on a cookie sheet, foil or saran wrap, what ever you have and do the same for the remainder of the strawberries.

Last step is to take a spoon and dip in into the white chocolate, drizzle the white chocolate over the chocolate strawberry and make a zig zag design on each strawberry. Move this sheet into the freezer and let cool for about 10 minutes

Take the chocolate strawberries out and stick them in between the fruit, distributing them evenly in the bouquet.

And there you have it! You have one beautiful, fancy, tasty bouquet on you’re hands that costed you half of the cheapest one you would pay online! It Didn’t take much time and you don’t have to wait you could do this the morning of or the night before. Just store in you’re fridge til you’re ready to gift it.

I know they’ll love you’re creativity and the effort you put in so give yourself a pat on the back, take pride and lots of pics! (:

I went to the Bahamas with my Mama!- Nassau Bahamas Review

I went to the Bahamas with my Mama!- Nassau Bahamas Review

Here’s some exciting news, I went to the Bahamas with my mama! And let me tell ya,

I couldn’t have been more amazed.

I don’t travel much, and my mama decided to treat me to a trip for my 21st birthday this year and my 3 years graduation from my community college. I had so many new experiences underneath my belt by the end of the trip including my first plane ride, first time jet skiing and more!

The beginning

OK so we had to take separate flights to get to the Bahamas because a flight straight there was booked.

We woke up at about 4am to make it on time for our flight to Miami. It was 2 1/2 hours from Houston, and since it was my first flight, I gotta say it wasn’t bad. I enjoyed it very much actually as I felt so grown up, it was a full flight but being next to my mom made it easier.

We reached Miami and waited about an hour before our next flight. We got on went up and literally came down in only 30 minutes and we were there! All we needed to do was change our clocks forward an hour set our luggage down safely and enjoy our first time in the Bahamas. yay!

After security again and customs we had to find a taxi. We met a nice bahamian man named Gary who drove us to the resort and who agreed to take us back to the airport on our last day.

Life of the Bahamians

On the way to the resort, we saw a lot of the poverish side of the Bahamas. A lot of torm down houses, old buildings, small two-way crowded streets that needed repair, and so many sharp turns that if you didn’t know where you were going, you were in for a nightmare (I would not feel comfortable driving there).

Gary was explaining to us the cost of living there. If we wanted to get a house there on the wealthier part of the island, the part we hadn’t seen, The cost of living wasn’t that bad. Basically you could make the average persons’ salary here in the U.S. and live pretty well over there. But the cost of gas would make you think otherwise, Gary said it was 5.00 a gallon! We saw and above average number of cars for sale on the side of the road or in lots and figured that was why.

Our entire trip in a nutshell.

Atlantis Paradise Island was our resort and was nothing short of it’s name. The lobby was huge and spacious the ceiling was inscripted with beautiful artwork. We checked in and grabbed an activity sheet that they printed out everyday so the guest could see what highlighted events they had going on the resort, then we headed to the room. There were east tower and a west towers. The Royal The beach the cove the coral. We stayed in “The Royal” in the west tower. It was the tower that connected the 22 thousand a night suite that Oprah and Micheal Jackson would rent when they came to stay with the tower next door. I forget what that one was called. Boy, did I wish we could have a tour of that suite. 

The view from our suite was gorgeous as we awed over it taking pics for a while. We settled in and my mom was pretty tired from the early morning flights so we chilled. She went to sleep I was up making our to do list for the week I studied that activity sheet like nothing else I had ever studied before ( I’m exaggerating of course) and decided which days was best to do what. I then walked around the resort to see what I was a part of.

There was so much to do.

A casino was to the right of the lobby upstairs where you come in and in there were bars, 2 clubs, and bunches of people crowding the tables gambling there butts off. Beyond there was a mall, very high end, and continuing was the marina a place where people docked their beautiful yachts with places to eat, shops for souvenirs and so much more.

There was a nice aquarium that I walked past, ponds and bridges filled with sting rays, turtles and other kinds of water creatures. The scenery was gorgeous, with outdoor seating, pools, water slides and lazy river tubes.

I would take too long to list everything there but almost everything there was family friendly. People looked so happy, all the employees were so ready to help and generally everywhere you looked when you needed them, kids were on cloud nine, parents and older people were sipping fruity alcohol beverages and you know what the best part was? It wasn’t even crowded.

I went back to the room got my mom up and we went to eat in the marina part of the resort at a place right next to the Pirate republic, I forget what it’s called. They had a great burger that me and my mom scarfed down.

The Fun Begins!! Day 2

The next day came and my mom and I were dying to check out the beach, The first thing I noticed was the weather was freaking AWESOME, the highest temperature the entire trip was 82 degrees and the lowest was about 80. And to think it was like this all year round was a big relief from the blazing heat back home in Houston Texas. 

The water was so blue and clear and there was high wind that day so the waves were pretty brutal. It was pretty startling at first because the water was pretty cold but once you were in there, you didn’t want to get out. The waves just took you and you could absolutely float forever.

My mom and I were swearing that the only bit of exercise we would do on the trip was swimming against the waves which was pretty hard work. We kept thinking that if only our phones were waterproof or maybe if we had a waterproof case things would have been even better that day. Needless to say we were determined to find one.

There were people that were jet skiing, banana boating, and parasailing at a distance. There was even a small private wedding going on. The beach was everything I ever wanted and more.

Before we had started our day early at the beach we had made a reservation to do a “Deep Water Dive” swim with the dolphins at 2pm. This is one of a couple experiences your family could have with the dolphins. I love dolphins and had never been near any so this was a must do during our stay.

When we got there we signed in and had to change into tight swim suits and were assigned groups. Then we met a sweet little dolphin. We all took turns taking pics and having the dolphin push us with its nose and hang on to its fin while it brought us back to the group. It was a pretty cool experience, the only thing I had hoped is that it have been a little longer. It lasted about 30 minutes.

That’s all we had planned for that day. We had went to eat outside of the resort today, in a little shack place, called Green Parrot that was a lot cheaper than eating on the island, as anyone could guess. It wasn’t too far, but you would need great directions to find it cause it sure is hidden.

The fish, Conch, seemed to be pretty popular on the island so my mom and I decided to try some conch fritters. It was pretty good and very light. It reminded me of the texture of a funnel cake.

Next we went back to the room and rested for a couple hours and then decided to check out the Atlantis theater which was free. They were showing “Den of thieves” and it was great.

Day 3!!

The next day we ate a light breakfast as we were headed to some water again. We had on different swimsuits and were ready to explore some more. Our task for this day, which was Wednesday, was to try the water park and more of the beach since we fell in love with the beach. We met a bunch of nice families while waiting in some lines for the rides that, remember, weren’t very long because it wasn’t crowded during this time. 

The first ride we went on was a single or double tube ride that took you through the aquarium so you could see the sharks and the other fishes from within!

There was this one ride called the leap of faith that happened to be the type of ride I wasn’t too fond of. you know the kind that that drops you straight down? Yea I swore that I wasn’t going on that thing.

I went on it.

I had to. my mom and I both had to get it out of our systems and to say we AT LEAST tried it. It wasn’t that bad cause it only lasted about 3 to 4 seconds, literally.

After hours at the water park, back to the beach we went and partied some more in the water. Today we rode jet ski’s and it was my first time. My mom drove for the first ten minutes with me holding on and we fell into the water twice. Scared the hell outta me to and All I kept thinking was if something brushes past my toes I might drown.

I love my mom but she couldn’t drive anymore.

I hopped on and my mom hung on and I was pretty slow and safe at first. I found out then how hard it was to drive a jet ski when you’re a beginner. It kept turning by itself and there were plenty of times I felt we were going to fall off again but I was determined that we weren’t. I got the hang of it went a little faster and I really enjoyed it. I feel next time I should be a pro! We got a free ride to do the banana boat and saw Miss Blue Ivy’s beach house that her daddy Jay Z bought for her. Probably to house all of her toys, I assumed. 

We were tired and hungry so we ate some chicken wraps at a place called shark bites near the beach, put on our coveralls and headed to the aquarium!

That in itself was pretty cool we were in awe about all the crazy wildlife underwater. I even got my flirt on with one fish that was eyeing me down, my mother too hehe.(sorry babe!) and that was it! 2 busy days and counting under our belt.

Day 4!!!

Thursday was kinda gloomy but still felt great though. We did some shopping some site seeing, and we went to the Atlantis earth and fire pottery studio to paint ceramics! I love arts and crafts so this was right up my alley, it took up a great deal of our time as we were there for about three hours. It was so fun and very family friendly as well. I painted a starfish and my mother a seahorse. 

After that we were starved and went out for pizza in the marina which at this point I believe seemed to be our favorite place to get food seeing as though we were surrounded by yachts, our favorite thing to talk about at the marina.

Later that night it was back to the movie theater to watch The Commuter with Liam Nessen, excellent movie by the way.

Day 5, Last Day.

To the beach we went and the sun was the brightest it ever was on our trip making the water look exceptionally gorgeous. We spent loads of time here again enjoying every minute, playing and laughing like little 5 year old girls. Trying to take it all in before reality set in back at home. We ate at this place called the Burger Shack and ordered two more burgers that were delicious and then we left to get ready for our flight.

We called Mr. Gary up and in a matter of time it was time to say until next time to the island because were sure to come back again and this time with more family.

My thoughts on the trip?

What a trip I tell ya, all the amazing memories my mother and I have gotten. We were so lucky and blessed to even have witnessed such a beautiful place. I gotta say there wasn’t too many things that I was disappointed about during our stay except the fact that there was an arts and crafts activity only the very last day we were there that we wouldn’t have been able to do because we would leave by the time it opened.

Bummer.

But everything went smoothly and the trip was awesome overall. Like I said before, there was so much more to do other than what I had just mentioned earlier. There are plenty of things for the kids, adults, you could even take a boat to another island. My mom and I were thinking about going to the island of pink sand. Yes, meaning the sand there was literally pink! we didn’t get to do it though because of time. It was like a full day experience and we already had what we wanted to do planned out. 

I strongly recommend this beyond gorgeous place to anyone thinking about going. Bohemians are really nice and helpful and you’ll feel so welcome and at home.

I can guarantee there are plenty of things one can do while you’re there, that you won’t be able to try everything and you’ll never be bored. If you just go for the beach, that in itself would be a trip well worth it!



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Monq review- Is it worth it?

Monq review- Is it worth it?

I’m really into essential oils and diffusers. I’m a strong believer of its benefits and I own very many oils. So when I found out there was a portable essential oil diffuser that I could keep in my purse or pocket, I was ecstatic.

I started looking up a pen a while ago by a company called Monq because it seemed like the most popular one. and I went ahead and ordered it and because I was dying to try it. At my own risk, I knew it had some great things about it and some not so great things. But I of course wanted to see for myself.

I’m currently still using mine, I’ve made a list of pros and cons to help you decide whether Monq would be the essential oil pen for you or not.

This review is about the product itself.

Pros

  • Very pretty design

Looking at the design of the vape pen, I found that it’s very pretty, elegant and simple. It’s even got a cute little rhinestone that lights when you inhale through one of the ends. Each pen that Monq has has different colors and On the side of then pen,it says the company’s name, the flavor, and the ingredients.

For example, “Zen” is purple, and it’s flavors consist of frankincense, orange and ylang ylang (it’s a flower if you’re like me and you chuckled at the name).

I think that’s what attracted me so much to this pen.. it’s so cute.

  • Smells and tastes great

Once you put the pen to you’re lips, you’re up for a treat because inhaling the vape filled you’re senses well. This is exactly what I wanted, you could smell each of the scents.

It’s not too strong and it’s not too light, so you don’t have to worry about coughing or gasping for air. And after each breathe, the aroma lingers in you’re nasal cavity for a bit so you can still smell it after for a while.

It’s not bitter, so if you’re worried about tasting the essential oils, you won’t. By “tastes great”, I only mean that there’s a hint of the flavors that you can taste in the back of you’re throat which is really nice. No bitterness and no sweetness.

One thing to note is that you don’t actually inhale it into you’re lungs as it’s too much direct vegetable glycerin ( one of the ingredients in essential oils) coming in contact.

I don’t know, something about how it can build up.

I tried it one time and when I wasn’t using it, I couldn’t take really deep breaths without coughing a little. You’re supposed to suck it into you’re mouth and hold it. Then you breathe it out of you’re nasal cavity.

This is the rule for any essential oil pen, not just this one.

  • It’s small

The size of this pen I think is excellent. It’s small enough to fit into you’re pocket or a purse or just about anywhere, really. It’s about the size of a cigarette: You could tuck it behind you’re ear, if you wanted to.

Cons

 

  • Price is a little above average

So each vape pen is listed for $20 individually. They have seven original lines which is where I got the Zen from. You could buy 3 of them for $54 or you could buy a whole set of seven for $115.

They constantly come out with new lines of flavors usually no more than 3 or 4 in the lines. You’re can also buy those individually for $20. And of course depending on whichever holiday is near they advertise a couple of their pens (usually 2 or 3) in a pack for purchase.

I believe the price is a little high for one individual pen. if it was more like $15 dollar, I would feel a bit better but I do believe Im paying for good quality.

  • You get 200- 250 inhales

It’s not a bad number but still to me doesn’t seem like the right amount of breaths for the amount of money that you are spending. Because I use my “Zen” pen about 5 to 10 times a day, which means that if I use it 8 times a day, it would have lasted about a month which like I said isn’t bad. Only spending about $20 a month..but it can be a bit pricey if i wanted to order more than one.

 

  • It’s not reusable

This is kind of a no brainer. Why the hell would they make it reusable? This is of a course a business where they want you to come back and buy more pens.

I know that

and I also know that they currently don’t have any refill options available in their store online but are looking into it at least. I just feel with as pretty as they make the pen, I’m not gonna want to just throw it away after I’ve used it up. Pens that look like that deserve to be reused.

Update: There is a new recycle option for people like me who would hate to waste their monq pens. It’s as easy as printing out a free shipping label and preparing it to be mailed!

I’ve researched that there are other reusable essential oil pens out there but I have not tried any out to recommend them to anyone, but when I do I will definitely share my thoughts with you. (: 

 

My final thoughts.

Overall, my final thoughts are that Monq looked pretty cool, had a nice clean design, was very small, and smelled great and I could have probably overlooked the price but the fact that they didn’t have a reusable option really bugged me. I think it’s a great product and pretty great quality and I may order some more, but probably wouldn’t be something I invest in every month because I couldn’t reuse it at the moment.

would you like to try Monq out for yourself? you could order it directly from their website at Monq.com

If you’ve tried Monq essential oil pens out let me know down below how you liked it. Do the pros outweigh the cons for you? or vice versa.

If you’re thinking about trying this and have any questions about any points that I may have missed, please ask away below!

Thanks for stopping by,

– In sweet humility.

 

What is a Bucket List? – How to create a great one today

What is a Bucket List? – How to create a great one today

​What is my bucket list? You are essentially asking, what would I like to accomplish in a lifetime? This can consist of big goals, little goals, anything thing you want to accomplish really.. There’s no limit.

Today, like any other day at Sweet Humility, is special because in order for me to explain how to come up with ideas for your very own bucket list, I’ve decided to share some of mine with you. Upon request, I will post my full bucket list later on.

Understand that there is no wrong way to do your bucket list, that’s not the incentive I’m trying to give off here. This post is to give you some ideas and maybe help you think more abroad if you are having trouble.

If this applies to you, grab a snack, kick back, relax and ENJOY!

Traveling

Where do you want to go?

I don’t know too many people that don’t like traveling and seeing new places, and that’s totally fine if you’re one of them. but if you do enjoy it, traveling is always a good thing to have on your bucket list.

Going to different places, seeing beautiful things, meeting new people of certain cultures, I believe, helps one to appreciate life and its beauty A little bit more more.

If you like to travel you probably want to put a couple of places in the world that you would like to see down as a reminder, not that you’ll forget, just to liven up your bucket list a little.

There’s so many beautiful places in the world and personally, I would love to see them all if I could.

The top places that I have in mind would be, Bora Bora, Niagara Falls, Paris and Thailand.

Material things

what things could you be happy with owning? A beautiful house? what about, a yacht?!

lol OK I know those are really big achievements that require really big money. But its good to think outside the box with your bucket list. Doesn’t have to be that big, you could want to get your first apartment if you’re young, or maybe you saw a cool phone, or your dream car. The possibilities are endless.

I would love a new car (not sure what kind yet), and definitely own my own beautiful home one day.

Family/Friends

Are you a believer of the saying, “the best things in life are free”? What kind of relationships do you plan on having?

Maybe you’re one to want to find your prince Charming/ Cinderella, if you believe in fairy tales, or your soulmate in other words, if you don’t. You probably have plans on getting married one day and maybe starting a family too, so you can put that down. How many kids do you want to have and raise, do you want to adopt?

Are there relationships that you already have that you would like to make better in the future? That’s definitely a must have to put down, if you do.

Would you like to meet new people and create long-lasting friendships with them? you bet that’s bucket list worthy.

I could go on and on and but hopefully by now you get the picture about relationships. I personally believe a bucket list isn’t complete without a couple key points from this section, So brainstorm on!

I pray that my relationships with my family grow stronger each day, and that I find friends that are better than a girl can ask for!

Fears/ trials and tribulations

What would you like to overcome?

Do you like skydiving? No? Neither do I.

I’m not much of a fan of heights, but I might try it one day if my nerves let me. This would be one of my fears that I would have to overcome if I plan on trying skydiving.

This goes to show that I don’t want my fears to keep me from doing really awesome things in my lifetime. I don’t want to miss out on all life has to offer me because I’m scared to take the leap of faith.

I’m not telling you to do something you are terrified of if there is not one thing in your body telling you to do it. I’m only saying if you’re thinking about a challenge but you are too scared to do it, It’s definitely something to go on your bucket list.

A few of my fears would be skydiving, maybe a small tattoo ;P

Religion/ Spiritual

Do you have a religion/ spiritual goal?

Not everyone is religious, I know this, but if you are maybe there is a goal you would like to set for yourself, whether its converting to another denomination or faith, or building a better relationship[p with your creator. Definitely something to jot down on your bucket list.

I want my walk with God stronger.

Conclusion

And that’s all folks!

That’s all I have for you and hopefully you took some good tips away or maybe even created a bucket list while you were reading.

the brainstorming doesnt have to stop now, if you feel your bucketlist isn’t perfect you could always come back to it to revise it or add some things.

It’s completely up to you to decide how you want to create your list of things you want to do before you check out. The important thing is that you will be happy with the things listed and feel like you achieved everything you wanted to by that time.

Have any goals and aspirations on your bucket list you’d like to share? Comment down below, I’d love to hear about it! (:

Thank you for stopping by!

– In sweet humility.

 

 

 

 

Best Ways to Save/ Make Money in College

Best Ways to Save/ Make Money in College

Say you or someone you know is a college student who is not the richest person in the world. Could you probably use some extra money?

I think just about anyone would look into EASY ways of having some extra money in their pocket at the end of the month, right? Well today, I’m here show you things that personally helped me accumulate some extra mula and I think you could benefit from them as well. These ways that are really easy, and you probably over looked them.

Now, this post isnt to show you how to get rich… Well not entirely, but I’ll get in to that a little later in this post. 🙂

Interested? If so, continue reading to discover some of the best ways to save/ make money as a college student.

Turn coins into bills, No coin machine

This first point may seem obvious and maybe dumb to some, but doing this can actually work wonders and you could make nice money from doing this, so bare with me.

Ok.. Do you ever see that lose change on the street that nobody seems to want to claim? That coin on the floor in the grocery store that people keep walking past cause it’s just a penny or a dime? You should really pick that up. It’s money and even though it has very little value, it still adds up.

Let me tell you what I mean..

Do you go to grocery stores or certain work places or establishments a few times a week? Why not turn in your coins at the register at check out? Five pennies make a nickle, so when you have five pennies, ask for that nickel at checkout. Same with nickels and dimes: if you have 2 nickels ask for a dime, five dimes make 2 quarters, 4 quarters makes 1 dollar bill, five 1 dollar bills is a 5 dollar bill.

You could definitely keep going but I usually stop there and I store my five dollar bills away and save it. To me, these five dollar bills are a reminder of this easy accomplishment, and i develop some self control about this money by not spending it. and if I do decide to eventually spend it anytime soon, I dont usually spend it on just anything.

There you have it! No coin machine involved to take some of your money away from you. It’s that easy, but too few people think too much about this.

And dont be shy, cashiers usually dont care to exchange change for more change.

Living with parents

Maybe you are just starting out and you dont know if you should live with your parents and commute or live in the dorms or apartment. But if you are concerned about saving money, living with your parents is probably the best way to go.

This could cut down on the food expenses for you. Maybe even some bills if you are responsible for any at your parents. After all home is where the heart is, its probably where the most money is too 😉 .

Cut fast food

I know this may be easier said than done. I personally cant imagine life without my chicken deluxe at ChickFilA…

Studies show the average college student spends about 36% of there budget on fast food. If this is you, cutting fast food would be a big factor in saving money as its probably where quite a bit of it goes to each month.

Opt for going to the grocery store and buying things you can either cook or just heat up in the microwave if you are not much of a cook. Also, you could always pack your lunch (:


***Earlier I mentioned that this post isnt to show you how to get rich. So far I’ve only mentioned things that could help you accumulate a little more money at the by the end of each month. These next two points definitely have the potential to change your life.

Join affiliate marketing

If you dont know what affiliate marketing is, it is a way to make money online through commissions from various companies.

The process goes as follows: Promote a companies product, get traffic to that product and if the person decides to make a purchase through your affialite link, you get a commission.

Commisions range from 5% to 75%, depending on the company and the product.

The reason I say it has the potential to change your life is because these commisions add up, depending on the amount of traffic the product is exposed to. There are many people, including college students making a full time income doing this. I personally just started and boy am I happy I did, because i am on one of the best platforms there is. (Click here for more details)

and the best part about it is that ANYONE can do it! you dont have to have any experience, you dont have to be a sales person, and you dont need to be a computer wiz.

This is one of the smartest things to get started on while you are young. In just a few years or even months you could be making more money than you could have ever imagined and ultimately set your self up for a money thriving future!

Invest

Affiliate marketing brings me to my last point, investing. Here’s a little food for thought, college is more than just overloading yourself with studies so that you can one day work your dream job. It also about taking steps to help you prepare for your future, that includes finantially.

What if the money that you were saving from cutting fast food or the moving in with your parents was put towards something that could make you alot of money? Maybe even more money in a month than what the job you are studying for pays in a year.

Most young people don’t think about investing all because of one phrase that was invented a couple years ago, “YOLO”.

This prompts people not to think about tomorrow much, only today. The thing is is that your future is just as important and decisions you make now definitely affect it. Don’t get me wrong, i think it’s great to have nice thing today, just as long as it won’t affect my tomorrow.

Things are changing, robots are being created, cars might start flying, There is so much that going to happen in the furture and the truth is, Facebook might not be here forever and neither will Snapchat. The U.S. dollar might not even be around for much longer according to some theories, so what will replace these things? These are some of the questions you ask as an investor.

The sooner you learn about this stuff and get on it, the better. (I’ll be posting a blog soley on this in the future to elaborate a little more)

Conclusion

By now I truly hope you have learned some big things and little things on how to save and make money than just begging your parents or taking on another job. You already have a big job, one of the most stressful jobs in the world in my opinion. But having a little extra money in your pocket every month sure helps to cope better (:

If you have any points that you think I may have missed, have any questions or just want to chat please dont hesistate to comment below or shoot me an email at sweethumility@sweethumility.com, I’d love to hear about it!

Thanks for reading my post, until next time!

– In sweet humility.

 

 

 

 

Tips on being a successful college student

Tips on being a successful college student

 

Aah college, a snippet of real world responsibilities. The place where your credit score is called a GPA and the thought of knowing that whatever major you do now will forever affect the rest of your life, including your happiness.

It’s pretty stressful, and based on the title, I’m betting you want some tips for success in your college journey, or maybe you know someone who might need some extra knowledge in theirs. Regardless, I’m here to help so without further ado, let’s jump into Tips on being a successful college student.

Tip # 1: Choosing the right major

Now this tip is for the freshmen but can definitely apply to upperclassmen thinking about changing their major. Choosing the right major is a crucial step in being successful in your college career because for one- you have to actually be interested and like what you are studying. Taking on a list of college courses that you hate for a major you don’t like is going to make you fatigued and give you a bunch of bad doubts early on. Its important to choose a major that fits you and your personality as this makes it easier for you too enjoy it and have a better chance at succeeding.

If you are stuck on choosing the right majors as you are worried about which would make you successful in terms of money, please keep in mind that a lot of college students choose majors like, doctors or lawyers or something that will make them a lot of money in the long term, without even really thinking the entire process it takes to become one completely through. These students think they’ll be OK but soon realize that later on down the line( for some too late to change majors) that they wish hey hadn’t made that decision. Which leads to realization of wasted time and credits that they shouldn’t have been pursuing in the first place. Let’s not forget about the amount of money wasted as well.

Now I’m not trying to scare you.. The over all goal is that you need to at least like your major. You don’t have to love it, but learning to like it more or ultimately love it is important. After all, You don’t want to spend a great deal of your life doing something you hate.​

Tip # 2: Find tutoring resources/ find other similar majors

Once you have a major you like in mind, which would be the hardest part, there is nothing better than learning more about something you love and having a little help from others to achieve this. My second tip would be to utilize every tutoring resource that you can find. (Now I know you are a college student, so preferably the cheap ones unless you don’t mind spending a pretty penny to get the extra help). Most schools have great free tutoring programs that just might fit your schedule, or why not even make your own study group? the possibilities are endless.

Also, meet others that share this similar major, keep in mind both people who are freshmen and upperclassmen. If you can even find someone who has graduated in your major’s field, this would be even better as they can potentially coach you through this process.

Tip # 3: Ask questions

Now if you are anything like me in school, asking questions could be a bit overwhelming as it meant to me that people were judging me. Especially if I asked to many questions, I just felt like people were mad because I was holding the class up or that they thought that I was slow. So I became hesitant to ask any questions.

If you are this type of person I know its hard but somethings gotta give. Asking questions is very vital to your success so don’t be afraid to ask them! If you feel like you just can’t do it at the moment, you could always see the instructor after to clarify any points but I recommend that you practice asking them in class as it saves you time and to be honest, the only person criticizing you is probably just yourself, the rest of the class could probably care less.

Tip # 4: Live in a place where you’re comfortable

From my experience, this is VERY important. Whether it be in a dorm, an apartment or commuting from the parents, make sure that you are comfortable relaxing and also studying in this particular place. As the atmosphere of your place can definitely affect your mood and attention which can have an impact on your grades.

Some people find they can’t focus too well being with parents, so you may opt for a dorm. Maybe, being in a small space such as a dorm is not for you so maybe you rather commute or you may even have the advantage of getting a bigger space. The goal is just to be comfortable and this may change eventually, which is perfectly fine, just make sure you’re OK with where you are then as well 🙂 .

If you’re in the boat where you don’t have much of a choice where you live, There’s always the library or maybe your workplace that you can go ( as some people find their work place comfortable for them).

Tip # 5: Get involved/ have fun!

Having some time to unwind, let your hair down, is critical and I would’not dare make this blog post only about everything to help you study better. Well, this could make you study better to by taking a break. My last but certainly not least tip for you all is to make sure to join clubs, sororities, attend games, events or whatever your definition of fun is /anything you may be interested in. Make some Saturday nights a family/ friend night and just generally have fun!

nobody wants to be in college and not take the time to enjoy college. If we are the future, then that mean there’s a lot of stress on us, don’t you think? We have to relieve it some way so by all means, go for it!

Conclusion

Now that you have an idea of how to be successful in college I hope you or someone you know have grasped a couple of things that you may have been missing if you’re just starting out, took some notes. These are the things that I have noticed helped me in my college journey and I hope it will help you as well. If you read this and think that I have left anything out that has maybe helped you, feel free to leave me a comment down below. I’ love to hear about it!

– In sweet humility

About Tiffany

Hello everyone, and welcome to Sweet Humility! an advice blog that I hope helps to inform, enlighten, motivate and/or maybe even inspire a soul or two.

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My Background

I was born and raised in Katy Texas, to a very interesting family I didn’t say much as a child and still don’t but I loved to imagine, and think about out of the ordinary things like most children. Well, I’m a college student and not much has changed but with not saying much I had to release someway, so I turned to writing. I always kept a diary and just generally enjoyed helping people solve their problems or lending an ear if they needed someone to listen.

Origin of sweet humility

I did choir in high school and we performed a piece called “The Violet”. It was a poem originally, but was later written as a melody. Metaphorically, it talks about a violet that grows so hidden and humbly and in this way it shines so bright. Needless to say, The piece was so beautiful to me and inspiring that I never forgot that song. Each day I strive to be that flower, so humble and at piece.

I think that all little women, big women, small men and big men should know about sweet humility. Hence, is why I started this blog to do this very thing. As we live in a world that’s dominated by social media people can definitely forget this.

THE END GOAL

sweet humility will be an advice blog and a place where people can comment and interact with me. A few of the things I’ll talk about is college, life, society, I’ll give tips and even do somehow to’s. For now, I’ll be the author of all the posts but I eventually want Sweet Humility to be a forum where other people post their advice, how to’s etc too! My end goal is that people enjoy reading my content and each take a little something away from it. I’d love to develop friendships with people through this blog and would absolutely love some feedback along the way.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below or email me at Sweethumility@sweethumility.com and I will be more than happy to help you out!

All the best,

Latiffany Jackson

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