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Melting Cows ala Salvador Dali

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Brahman cattle look like they are melting. I first noticed this in Costa Rica but I have recently discovered that my neighbor owns a few of this breed. Its like Salvador Dali painted some f***ed up cows. That is all.  

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Goal Digger

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That pretty girl you look up to on Instagram, the one always posting ‘modeling’ photos? She’s broke, her mom paid for her breast implants and she can’t pay her own rent without assistance from her family. Her lip injections are financed, most likely with Care Credit. 6 months same as cash, right? Nah, she’ll count on Mom to pick up that tab too. She is a liability to everyone around her and counts on you for her self esteem. By far one of the best books I have read in my lifetime is The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets...

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The Customer-Funded Business - Book Review

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The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, Or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash by John Mullins I was so absolutely excited about this book that I consumed it faster than most books I acquire. However, it left me feeling severely disappointed. Sure, many of the examples given in this book started out solely customer funded. But ALL examples ended up acquiring investors and or funds from other sources. The synopsis reads :"Who needs investors?" Apparently, everyone in this book did. The author also completely dismisses bootstrapping. Which in itself was questionable. Sadly, I gained very little from this book. As...

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An Experiment with Paid Instagram Advertising and Etsy

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An Experiment with Paid Instagram Advertising and Etsy

For January 2016 I set a goal to target Instagram accounts with high amounts of followers for paid advertising and gave myself a $200 budget. I personally have 13.7k Instagram followers (@aminabaker.exsect) and have always had great success with sales when posting items on my Instagram account. Why not target a much larger audience that just my personal followers? I contacted Instagram accounts created and managed by private persons who curate handmade items. They offer to feature your item/shop/story for a fee. Usually $15-30 a feature. The fee guarantees the featured spot vs. wishful tagging and crossing my fingers for...

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Big Hat ~ Lots of Cattle : Cow Fund

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My life is considerably different than I could have ever imagined. In 2010 I was living in a city I hated (Las Vegas) surrounded by a depressed, dirty community and was a broke, depressed, alcoholic smoker. It disgusts me to think about and repulses me to type out. It may be cliche, but having children certainly does change you. Although I was rapidly changing years before our daughter Alexandria Hayes was born in 2014, her birth was the shock though my behavior system that I needed. The alcoholism in this family ends with me. The bad decisions end with me....

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