How to Use a Screen Shot

A screen shot is an application you use to capture a picture on your computer screen. There are programs or features that you can use on your computer that have already been installed or you can download yourself. Many of the applications can be downloaded for free. So, which one do you choose if there are so many? I have only worked with Windows and Chrome, so I will be discussing what I have used.

Windows

Jing

You can download for free at their website. There are more editing features (arrow, text, frame, highlight and tool color) and the images are much clearer than the Snipping Tool.

Snipping Tool

You can find this tool in your “Accessories” folder already installed into your computer. There isn’t many editing features, but if you are only capturing images and don’t need to edit much, then this may work for you. I didn’t find the detail of the images very clear.

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Chrome

Already installed into the computer

You can capture a picture by pressing “ctrl”+ “switch to the next tab or window(F5)”

You can capture a specific area on your screen by pressing “ctrl”+ “shift” + “switch to the next tab or window(F5)”

There isn’t much editing features in this application.

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You can download this application 

1.Click on your “launcher” (The circle image on the lower left corner of your screen)

2.Click on “Web Store,” which you will be redirected to this page below

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3.Under the Chrome Web Store, there’s an area “Search the store.” You will type in “Awesome Screenshot.” 

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4. You will click on the blue tab with “+Add to Chrome” and then the application will be installed. The image above doesn’t show the blue tab, because I already added it to Chrome.

Why would you use a screen shot?

If you need to take a picture for your work, such as for your websites, reports, business, etc. The worst thing you can do is to write content and do not include any images. Without any images, your reader gets bored and they won’t finish reading what you wrote. 

A lot of people like to see images. It keeps them interested and not bored, so put some nice, eye-catching images in your content. I know I get bored when I don’t see many images in what I am reading. The first thing I do is scroll the whole page and if there isn’t any images present, I leave the page. You don’t want your readers to run away. You want them to come back.

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How do you take a screen shot?

If you are using Jing, you click and hold on the left mouse button. Then, you will drag how much of the image you want. Once you like the size, release the left button and follow the save instructions and that’s how you capture an image.

If you are using Awesome Screenshot, you click on the icon for Awesome Screenshot, then a screen will show up. You will select “capture desktop” and select the middle image. Then you will select the “crop” editing feature. You will click and hold on the left mouse button.

Then, you will drag how much of the image you want and release the button when you are done and use any other editing features you want. When you are done, click on “Done” on the upper right corner. Then, you will name the picture to be saved.

If you mouse across the editing icons on Jing or Awesome Screenshot, it will show up in text what the editing feature is, such as “resize” or “crop.” Of all the different screenshot applications, Awesome Screenshot had the most editing features.

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Final thoughts

When I first started taking screen shots of images, I had no idea there were applications like these. Someone had recommended it to me, since I was placing images I took from a camera and loading it onto my webpage. They were not pretty, that was for sure.

I rarely use Jing now, because my computer has been really slow and it is placed in the wrong part of the house for WiFi. So, I mostly work on my laptop which is a Chromebook.

If I had to rate which application was the best, I would consider Jing the best for having the sharpest image. However, Jing is only compatible with Windows or Mac, so I can’t use it on my laptop.

Awesome screenshot has a lot of editing features, so I like that. It is easy to use and not hard to learn how to use it. Once you use it enough, it’s not complicated to use at all. With anything, we have to get used to it before it becomes easy to use. Practice makes perfect.

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I hope I was able to help you with a few things. Which screen shot application do you use? Please share your experience, questions or comments below.

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How to Make Money as an Affiliate for Aweber

 

Are you looking for a recurring income program? Well, Aweber is one of them. What makes Aweber different from other affiliate programs? Their active and excellent customer support team that sends you educational tips on how to earn an income promoting Aweber. Read my review of Aweber if you want to learn more about it.

Does it cost any money to become an affiliate with Aweber?

No, it doesn’t cost you money to become an affiliate with Aweber. If an affiliate program is asking you to pay something, be wary because you should NEVER have to pay to become an affiliate member.

How do I promote Aweber as an affiliate?

-Place Aweber banner in your sidebar of your website

-Embed your affiliate link into your website content

-Place in your social media

-Place in your email marketing

Do you know how to do any of those listed above?

It is okay if you don’t. Wealthy Affiliate is an online program that helps you build your foundation for an online business. You can sign up as a starter member at no charge or credit card information, which will allow you to have access to the first course, which contains 10 lessons.

How much can I earn as an affiliate with Aweber? 

Aweber has a 30% recurring commission per referral that signs up for a package.

What tools does Aweber provide for affiliates?

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Can you replace your income by being an affiliate with Aweber?

Yes, BUT it takes time. Don’t quit your real job until you are earning a full time income. Your earning reflects how much work you put into it. Below, is an example of 1 referral.

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Example: If you get 50 referrals to sign up at $19.00/month, you will earn $1710.00/6months or $3420.00/12 months.

Example: If you get referrals to sign up at $149.00/month, you will earn $13410.00/6 months or $26820.00/12 months.

Are you ready to sign up?

1.Go to the upper right and click on “Menu.”

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2.In the new screen, click on “Affiliate Program.”

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3.In the new screen, click on the green box that has “Get Started as an Affiliate.”

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4.You will fill out the form with your contact information, preferred password and your affiliate ID will be provided in the form you fill out.

5.You should be able to login to your account. You will place your affiliate ID and password to login.

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6.You will be redirected to this page, which shows your affiliate link you will use to embed into your content website.

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7.If you scroll down the same page, there are many educational and promotional tools for you to use to help and support you in your journey to making money as an affiliate.

Final thoughts

Whenever you begin a new affiliate program, it takes TIME before you start seeing results. Don’t be impatient even though it’s hard not to be. Keep building on your business, keep adding content and implementing your affiliate links into your content. When your audience comes to your website, they don’t look at all your posts. They may only look at one or two. If you don’t have your affiliate links promoting your affiliate programs, then you are less likely to get referrals or sales. That is my tip to you!

Are you an affiliate for Aweber? Please share your experience, questions or comments below.

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How to Become an Affiliate for Jaaxy?

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Do you want to make money by referring people to join Jaaxy? Read my review to learn more about Jaaxy. You are probably wondering how do you refer people to Jaaxy? Since technology has been advancing, you don’t have to bother your family or friends about it. I will be covering it in a minute, but if you want to do affiliate marketing with Jaaxy, you need to sign up at Jaaxy.

Once you create an account, you should be redirected to the home page below. You will “click” on “Affiliate Program.” 

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Then, you should be redirected to this page below. The first line shows your affiliate link where you can embed into your website or widget.

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Does it cost any money to become an affiliate with Jaaxy?

No, it does not.

How do I promote Jaaxy as an affiliate?

When you sign up as a Starter Member at Wealthy Affiliate at NO CHARGE, there is training available to get you started in learning the ways to promote Wealthy Affiliate, so you will do the same for Jaaxy. Read my review to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate.

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There is also a video training to show you how the affiliate program works for Jaaxy. You can click on “Training” at the top of the page, which redirects you to this page. Then, you will scroll down to The Affiliate Program Walkthrough and play the video.

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How much can I earn as an affiliate with Jaaxy?

When you get referrals who sign up for the program as  Pro member, you can earn a recurring $8.00/month or $80.00/year. If you get a referral who signs up for Enterprise member, you can earn a recurring $20.00/month or $200.00/year.

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Can you replace your income by being an affiliate with Jaaxy?

Yes, BUT it takes time. Don’t quit your real job until you are earning a full time income! Your earnings will reflect how much work you put into it. Below is a calculation scenario of possible monthly incomes if you get a certain number of referrals per day , with a 12% upgrade to Pro or Enterprise members during a 4 or 6 month average.

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There are 7 courses in the Affiliate Bootcamp Training at Wealthy Affiliate. If you are a starter member, you will have access to ONLY Course 1 until you upgrade to  Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate. However, there are 10 lessons in Course 1, so you should get enough information so you can get to where you need to be able to promote Jaaxy as an affiliate.

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As a starter member at Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn a lot just in the Course 1 with 10 lessons. Here is how the course will benefit you and what you will learn below.

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Do you have a website? Don’t worry, building your own website isn’t as hard as it was in the past. Watch this video where you can build a website in 30 seconds.

Don’t know how to customize your website once it’s built? That’s okay. At Wealthy Affiliate, you can get two free websites as a starter member and learn how to build the foundation of your website. Wealthy Affiliate will also teach you how to get target audience/visitors to your website and how to get your posts ranked on the first page of the search results.

Jaaxy is a program made by the same owners at Wealthy Affiliate, so you can access Jaaxy in the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

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Once you have a website, you can be an affiliate for different programs. When you promote their program through your website and someone makes a purchase, you get a commission. 

So that is how you become an affiliate for Jaaxy. Are you an affiliate with Jaaxy? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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What is the Meaning of Nightmares?

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Have you ever had a nightmare where you woke up from your sleep and still remembered what the dream was about? I had one this morning and I was so angry that I got up and went to the gym earlier than usual to work out that anger. 

By the time I was finished at the gym, I had cooled off. What bothered me was why I am still having nightmares of this specific person if she has been out of my life for 2.5 years. So, I did a little research to find the meaning of the nightmare.

I concluded that my nightmare fell into the category of being attacked. This means that I have difficulty facing something in my life or run away from it. The method of how I escape from being attacked is important too: run away or hide.

In my nightmare, somehow I ended up being at the office I resigned from over 2 years ago. It was strange, because I was not a permanent employee, but somehow ended up doing temporary work. It’s a nightmare, so it’s going to be strange. I worked the day and before I left the office, I asked for my paycheck. Sure enough, everything on the check was written wrong. 

This employer does things on purpose to piss people off all the time. She’s just messed up like that. This wasn’t new to me, because when I really worked there, I NEVER got paid on time. That was one of the many reasons why I resigned.

bad-checkShe is known to write bad checks, too. A few minutes had passed by and she was about to walk out the door. So, I got her attention, “Um, I’m still waiting on my paycheck.” She goes back into her office and she gets her “new husband” to write me the check and the amount was wrong again!

At this point, I was furious. I pretty much told him how much I’m supposed to get paid. Then, I told her my real reason why I resigned. I told her that, “You treat everyone badly, you never paid people their paychecks on time, you have money issues that effect all the employees, and you are a crooked employer. I will NEVER work for you ever in my lifetime!”

I got my paycheck and left that god awful place. Then, I woke up. If I have to interpret why this happened, I think it was because when I resigned, I gave my two weeks resignation letter without a reason of why I was resigning. She asked me in person why I was resigning, which I had told her “Nothing is going to change.”

This seems like a very vague reason, but her office was run very poorly, it was not organized and she talks about “things needing to change,” but she really needed to change as a person.

professionalI think it was a nightmare for me, because when I really resigned, I wanted to tell her off. What held me back? I wanted to stay professional, so I left without any conflict and in good terms.

I don’t think I ran away or hid in the nightmare. I actually confronted her. In real life, I don’t think I ran away or hid. If I had ran away, I wouldn’t have given my 2 weeks notice and had to suffer my last 2 weeks at that place.

I think this nightmare appeared because the 2.5 years I worked there, it was very traumatic emotionally. It was truly a nightmare the whole 2.5 years I worked there. Have you ever went to a dentist who wears a large orange wig and puts make-up on like a clown everyday? Anyone who doesn’t have a fear to clowns or dentists may soon have a fear to them. She was the type of person who finds anything and everything to yell at you about.

When pay day comes around, she acted like everyone didn’t deserve a paycheck and that we should all work for her for free. I got fed up and realized my happiness was more important than working for her.

After resigning, the first year, I still had nightmares that I still worked there. As time passed, I realized that will never happen and why would I put myself in that type of situation again and the nightmares appeared less frequently. I believe I am healing and as more time passes, she will never get into my dreams, again.

bottled-up-feelingsDuring the time that I worked there, I didn’t have many people to talk to about what I was going through. Or if I tried to tell people about it, they probably wouldn’t believe me. Not until I started to talk about it after I resigned, which I believe started to have a therapeutic effect. Now, I believe that if one has an issue, they shouldn’t try to hold it in. It has long term damaging effects. For me, it’s the nightmares.

I actually know a few coworkers that had quit and went back to work for her. Why? More money. Is it worth it? No, not in my opinion. Then why? They like being abused? They think it’s okay to get treated like that. Are they happy? From my perspective, they aren’t but they like to make people believe they are.

After that experience with her, I have kept my guard up with future employers. Can you believe there are more bad employers than good employers out there? That’s why I have chosen to consider my other options. My other option is to become my own boss  by building my own business online. This takes out having to encounter a horrible boss, because you are your own boss.

As I was researching online on how to do this, I came across a program that teaches how to do this. Read my review of Wealthy Affiliate if you would like to learn more.  Do you get nightmares? Do you research on the meaning of your nightmare? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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How to Become an Affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate?

Do you want to make money by referring people to join Wealthy Affiliate? You are probably wondering how do you refer people to Wealthy Affiliate? Since technology has been advancing, you don’t have to bother your family or friends about it. I will be covering it in a minute, but if you want to be an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate, you need to sign up as a Starter Member at Wealthy Affiliate.

Once you create an account, you should be redirected to the home page. You will scroll down until, you see “Affiliate Program” and then you will click “$ WA Affiliate Program.”

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Then, you should be redirected to this page below. The first line shows your affiliate link where you can embed into your website or widget.

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Does it cost any money to become an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate?

No, it does not.

How do I promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate?

When you sign up as a Starter Member at Wealthy Affiliate, there is training available to get you started in learning the ways to promote Wealthy Affiliate.

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How much can I earn as an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate?

When you get referrals who complete their account set up, you can earn credits per referral, which equals to .50. This can be exchanged for money once you get 40 credits. For example, if you get 100 referrals who complete their account set up, 100X.50= $50.00.

As a starter member at Wealthy Affiliate, you can earn $4.00 per referral who upgrades to Premium Member, then $11.75 monthly or $87.50 yearly commissions.

If you are an affiliate member that upgraded to become a premium member at Wealthy Affiliate, you can earn $8.00 per referral who upgrades to Premium Member the first month $19.00 special offer, then $23.50 monthly or $175 yearly commissions.

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Can you replace your income by being an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate?

Yes, but it takes time. Don’t quit your job until you are earning a full-time income! Your earnings will reflect how much work you put into it. Below is a calculation scenario of possible monthly incomes if you get a certain number of referrals per day , with a 12% upgrade to Premium members during a 4 or 6 month average.

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There are 7 courses in the Affiliate Bootcamp Training. If you are a starter member, you will have access to ONLY Course 1 until you upgrade to  Premium Member at Wealthy Affiliate. However, there are 10 lessons in Course 1, so you should get enough information so you can get to where you need to be able to promote Wealthy Affiliate as an affiliate.

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As a starter member, you will learn a lot just in the Course 1 with 10 lessons. Here is how the course will benefit you and what you will learn below.

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As a Premium Member, you will learn even more. There are 7 courses, 10 lessons each course, so that is a total of 70 lessons.

If you are tight on money, that’s okay. At Wealthy Affiliate, you can get two free websites as a starter member and start building the foundation of your website. As your website matures, google will trust it more and as you continue to build relevant content, you will gradually increase your target audience.

More target audience visiting your website means more chances of referrals or sales. I hope I was able to help you in some way. If you would like to become an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate, sign up as a starter member for free and no credit card required by clicking the image below.

Are you an affiliate with Wealthy Affiliate? Please share your experience, comments or questions below.

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