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Tips for Sleeping Without Back Pain

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For many, eight hours of uninterrupted sleep and no back pain is just a beautiful dream. I was fighting every day with back pains and I know how hard it is for you to go to sleep hoping that in the morning you will be fresh. It’s terrible waking up more tired than you were before you went to sleep. If the medical consultation does not reveal any problem, then it is possible that the back pain is due to vicious positions during the day, but also those during sleep.

How to Get Rid Of Back Pain Depending on Sleep Position

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It is essential to keep the spine’s curve as close to normal as possible during the night, and for this, you need to use the right pillows (yes, you can have more than one!) and the perfect mattress.

I sleep in all positions, and after years of waking up with back pain, I have learned some tips that worked well, and I want to share them with you.

Sleeping on the Back

This is a position that aligns your head and torso correctly. Unfortunately, many people fail to fall asleep on their back or don’t sleep like that long enough to avoid back pain. Using an ergonomic pillow to support the neck and another in between your legs (below the knees) will help you tolerate this position more easily.

How Can Ergonomic Pillows Help Avoiding Back Pains

  • Ergonomic pillows are designed to adjust themselves by the shape of your head and adapt to its position throughout sleep. These anatomical pillows are made of polyurethane foam with a different molecular composition from other types of foam.
  • Polyurethane is a viscous-elastic material developed for space travel, which reacts to body heat and thus molds to the body’s natural contour, eliminating pressure points, promoting blood circulation, and properly aligning the head, neck, and spine. It is a material that returns to its original shape as the movements are performed.
  • The anatomical shape of an ergonomic pillow helps your spine stay in the correct position during sleep. It molds to the shape of the head, eliminating the tension of the cervical area and improving the quality of sleep.

Sleeping on Your Belly

Many sleep on their belly, waking up in the morning with pain in the lower back. For you, it is preferable to try to sleep also on one side, with a pillow between the knees. In this way, by lifting the leg that rests on the pillow, the hip will be aligned with the spine.

If you are too used to sleep on your belly and cannot change this, it is recommended to position a thin pillow in the pelvic area to straighten the spine.

What Type of Pillow to Choose for Sleeping on Your Belly

Four types of pillows
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These are the types of pillows you can choose from:

  • Natural filling
    The natural filling is mainly made of feathers and flakes and includes other materials such as silk, linen, wool, or kapok. A pillow made of natural filling is soft to the touch, and its shape is easy to change. It is advantageous if you change your sleeping position during the night and sleep either on your back or on one side because the filling changes its shape depending on your position.
  • Fiber filling
    Fiber-filled pillows contain siliconized fiber. This type of pillow has greater elasticity than pillows with natural filling. Choosing between a pillow with natural filling and one with synthetic filling is a matter of personal preference.
  • Special Filling
    This category includes memory foam or latex pillows. Because the filling is made of compact material, this type of pillow offers the best support. (ergonomic pillows)

Sleeping on One Side

If you are used to sleeping on one side, it is essential to choose the right pillow, forcing you to sleep in a naturally correct position. When you sleep on your side, the right pillow will protect your back and neck. And if you have problems with snoring, this position is recommended because it reduces the tendency to snore.

The Ideal Pillow for Those Who Sleep on One Side Is:

  • A high pillow that provides support to the neck
  • A firm pillow, the filling must remain compact to support your neck correctly
  • A pillow with a large amount of padding to fill the entire space between the pillow and the mattress

You Need a Mattress that Relieves the Back Pain

a bed with mattress for back pain
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A mattress is composed of two important parts, the elastic structure, and the mattress cover. The most important structure is the elastic one because it supports the body and allows complete relaxation while the cover completes the mattress body. Specialists in physiotherapy and psychology also support the importance of a quality mattress for a night of good sleep.

What criteria must our mattress meet to ensure optimal sleep conditions, and how do we choose it?

When you choose a mattress, you choose the place where you will spend a third of your life. Consider the mattress as an investment in your health. This is very important, especially for people with sleep or health problems. Ensure that the mattress has been made of modern and environmentally friendly materials and certified for hygiene and safety.

  • To distribute the body weight proportionally, thus ensuring the conditions for a good relaxation
    The materials must be elastic enough to adapt to the shape of the body and support it in a correct position
  • To last impeccably for years
  • Textiles used to ensure a high level of ventilation (to permit air circulation and remove the moist), maintaining a dry and fresh environment for maximum comfort
  • The materials from which it is made protect against mites, bacteria, mold.

I’ve been searching a lot for a mattress to fit all my needs and which could make the miracle to release me from back pain. And I found the one which checks all criteria from above.

Flexx 7 Zone Mattress with 3D Memory Foam

💙 FLEXX: This means that the mattress is designed with a comfort height of 25 cm, suitable for every type of sleep and weight. You can put it on the appropriate side, depending on your sleeping habits and preferences. On a side, it is soft; on the other, it is harder, and so we can choose the right side.

💤 Ergonomic & Orthopedic: The Arensberger FLEXX mattress is divided into 7 different zones with 3D embossing and divided into 2 layers (cold foam + Visco Smart foam). The mattress adapts flexibly to your body and supports the cervical spine in all areas.

💧 Heat & Humidity Management: The 3D zones of the Visco layer allow the air to circulate and ventilate better. The hypoallergenic cover is made of 100% polyester (optimal moisture regulation). The special thing about the mattress is that the sides of the mattress are completely equipped with 3D mesh climate material – so the mattress can also ventilate from the side!

⭐ For Allergies: The anti-allergic / anti-mite cover made of double cloth is removable and washable up to 60° degrees.

✔ High-Quality Materials: This means that it is made of only high-quality materials, and this Arensberger mattress is tested and certified according to the OEKO-TEX Standard 100. This is not only good for us but also protects our environment.

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OEKO-TEX® is one of the world’s best-known labels for textiles that have been tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer trust and high product safety. Find out here what STANDARD 100 means and why it is worth paying attention to this label when buying textiles.

Conclusion:

Honestly, I ordered the mattress based on the reviews. Now, after 6 months from purchasing, I have to say that my sleep is better, and my back pain has largely disappeared. Given that I have scoliosis (due to poor quality pillows and mattresses), I can’t say I’m 100% relieved of back pain. It’s a fact that the mattress adapts to the body and is very comfortable. And it doesn’t smell!

Short recapitulation:

  • Sleeping on your belly
    Use pillows filled with soft polyester fibers, natural goose down, or silk.
  • Sleeping on your back
    Use pillows filled with slightly firmer polyester fibers or a mixture of down and goose feathers.
  • Sleeping on one side
    Use pillows made of memory foam and firmer latex.
  • For all types of sleep
    A 7 Zone Mattress with 3D Memory Foam

I hope this article will help you decide to find the right products for your health. It’s terrible to live with back pain, but there is hope. Just create a collection of pillows and buy a mattress that is best for you.

How to Join The Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program (The Official Requirements)

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In this guide, you will discover the minimum requirements for being accepted to the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program. Stay tuned.

As you may already know, Coursera is an online platform that provides different courses and specializations developed by Universities or big brands, like Facebook, Google, IBM, Red Hat, Microsoft, et cetera.

You don’t pay for the courses you subscribe to, but for the months you spend learning. You have the chance to learn at your own pace and earn Certificates that are shareable on LinkedIn and good to be added to your CV (Resume).

The specializations are not very expensive, compared to their value. For example, the Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate offered by Facebook costs 41 Euro per month, and the Google IT Support Professional Certificate offered by Google costs 32 Euros per month. Each user gets a 7-day free trial, but that is usually not enough to finish a big certification.

My husband (who may still be mad at me for cutting his hair) attended the Google IT Support Professional Specialization to increase his IT Engineer skills. He was very pleased with what he had the opportunity to discover.

I attended the Facebook Social Media Marketing Professional Specialization out of curiosity. I already work as a Social Media Manager, but wanted to test my knowledge and maybe learn new things. I am very enthusiastic about the things I had discovered.

I currently attending a course about generating Viral Content. The complete name is Viral Marketing and How to Craft Contagious Content. Despite it being short, it provides a lot of valuable information. I simply love it.

The Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program

Both I and my husband bought Coursera specializations lately and we are very happy with the things we had learned, compared to other courses we attended to. We wanted to spread the word to others as well, so we joined the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program with another blog.

The service does affiliate marketing via the Rakuten Advertising agency. (Not a fan of FC Barcelona? Too bad you will work with their sponsor.)

You can register for free, by following this link.

For each person you convince to join and attend a paid course, you receive a commission. The commission rate is the following:

  • Coursera Plus (10%)
  • Guided Projects (20%)
  • Standalone Courses (20%)
  • Specializations (45%)
  • Professional Certificates (45%)

Minimum Requirements for Your Website to Get Approved in the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program

It is not so easy to join the Coursera Affiliate Marketing Program. The blog was first rejected, we had received the below email from Coursera.

coursera affliate marketing email

This is how we found out the minimum requirements for being eligible to join the Coursera Affiliate Marketing program.

To do affiliate marketing with Coursera, your website needs to:

  • be live and have an existing audience
  • have more than 1.000 unique visitors per month
  • should not contain deals, coupons, cashback, browser plugins, paid search, subnetwork
  • contain minimum an educational product promoted in the past year.

Also, I was asked how I plan to promote Coursera and what are some specific courses I plan to promote.

Our blog corresponded to the minimum requirements, so we replied to the email and shortly, it got accepted to the program.

This is how the confirmation email looks like:

accepted Coursera affiliate marketing

We are so happy that we were accepted to the Coursera Affiliate Marketing program. We will start advertising the awesome courses very soon.

I have noticed that adding the certificates to my LinkedIn profile, increased my profile number of views. Certificates are a good way of increasing your chance to get a better-paid job. The certification prices are very low, compared to the benefits.

coursera affiliate marketing

Have you ever sold Coursera courses and specializations? Do you want to join the program to make money, or just to earn a commission for the courses you like and recommend? Share your opinion in the comments.

The Top 5 Graphic Designers of This Year

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Are you wondering who are those designers which go with the flow of this year? Here you have what you asked for: See the Top 5 graphic designers of 2021 and let yourself inspired by them!

If you love graphic design, then you know that a good way to learn more is to let yourself inspired by those who advanced the field of design. I love to follow and share the work of some famous designers, and today I chose five of them to let you know their names, their work, and their influence.

#1 Lauren Hom

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Lauren Hom is a designer and hand lettering artist currently based in Detroit. She picked up hand lettering as a hobby while studying advertising at the School of Visual Arts, and over the next few years, she leveraged a few clever passion projects into a thriving freelance business. Lauren loves to share what she has learned through her online courses and free resources on her blog. Lauren is also running #HOMwork (a free weekly creative challenge) 

Her motto is, and will always be, “Work hard, snack often.” After almost a decade in the design industry, she realized that working hard all the time isn’t sustainable. In 2023, Lauren plan on attending culinary school to expand her creative skill set and explore the intersection of graphic arts and culinary arts.

#2 Luke Choice

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He is very well-known for his expertise in 3D and typographic design. Luke creates dreamlike ambiance and colorful structures that intend to push the boundaries of reality and pull you through to another dimension.  Luke Choice has over 15 years of experience in the creative industry, working both independently and at some of the world’s leading creative agencies in Sydney, London, and New York. He founded Velvet Spectrum in 2014 to further develop his style and evolve his beautiful ability to tell and create visual stories. 

His diverse portfolio is firmly conclusively proved in the commercial and editorial art worlds ranging from 3D typography to VR/AR experiences and mural design.  Luke went to design conferences and creative outlets around the world as a featured artist and speaker. Most recently, sharing the Main Title Sequence at OFF F Sevilla and participating in a panel discussion at Comic-Con in San Diego.

#3 David Airey

David Airey branding studio

David Airey runs an independent branding studio in Northern Ireland, working with clients worldwide. HE is a designer of enduring logos and visual identity, and his creativity helps to improve businesses through distinctive, meaningful, and emotive design.

David Airey is also a writer, and brand consultant, hired by clients of all sizes, from multinationals to companies of one. He created logos and visual identities for brands in more than 30 countries and continues to amaze the design world with his beautiful work.

#4 Dana Tanamachi

Dana Tanamachi - Tanamachi graphic designer
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Dana Tanamachi is a New York City-based artist and designer. She has been working globally with clients such as Nike, USPS, Penguin Books, Ralph Lauren, Instagram, and West Elm. Dana has had the distinct honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME Magazines. 

In 2009, Dana had her first commission for Google and set the popular chalk-lettering trend. Then she opened Tanamachi Studio, a boutique design studio specializing in custom typography and illustration for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands. 

#5 Gavin Strange

Gavin Strange is a Director & Designer for the British creative studio Aardman. Working there for over a thirteen years, his creative output ranges motion graphic title sequences for the OFF F festival and Shaun the Sheep feature film, live-action channel indents for BBC Two and mixed media Christmas films for Fortnum & Mason. Gavin’s most recently directed stop-frame short film (multi-award winning!) ‘Turtle Journey’, for Greenpeace about the plight of the oceans.

His work is diverse in nature and all held together of a common thread of fun and high energy.

Gavin Strange - jam factory founder top graphic design artist
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Of course, there are a lot more famous graphic designers, hundreds in fact, and each has made significant contributions to graphic design. Therefore,  I think that the importance of learning design from the best cannot be overstated. For this reason, I hope this post gave you a drop of inspiration from graphic design artists of 2021.

Why (and How) I Blocked the Access on YouTube for the Entire House

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Hello, Husband here.

Wifey and I decided to block the YouTube access for the entire house. Don’t get us wrong, we are not control freaks, but it is better to block the service instead of forbidding the kid to watch certain videos.

The little kid is watching all sorts of stupid videos on YouTube and drives us nuts sometimes. I know he’s five, but why does he have to watch videos of people playing different games and shouting while doing it? And the shouts are so loud… Annoyingly loud.

While doing it, I also have added on my hater list at least three YouTubers last week.

In the past month, I had also learned new things about a few of the creeps from the horror movies: Michael Myers (this was new for me), Jason Voorhees (I have Googled the family name for this guy), Freddy Krueger (already knew this dude), Chucky (the doll that had kept me from sleeping when I was little) and Siren Head (he is also new – this is a tall, metallic and dumb monster with sirens on his head). Also, I have watched a lot of Minecraft, Fortnite and Among Us videos lately.

Let’s return to the article’s main topic. Blocking YouTube on the entire network. Instead of forbidding him to watch videos bad for his age, we preferred to block the platform completely. We both know that small kids tend to always bend the rules.

child watching tv
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Our family has 3 laptops, 3 mobile phones, and one PlayStation 3. I needed a solution to block the access on all the devices. At first, I wanted to block YouTube on each device, in order to be able to temporarily disable the restrictions when I needed to access the service. Unfortunately, this did not go according to the initial plan.

It was very easy on the PlayStation. I blocked YT on PS3 by adding a custom and more restrictive DNS (107.211.140.065 – TubeHax DNS), as per this thread on Reddit. The solution worked very smoothly. Next, I toyed around with a few Android applications that block YouTube, but I did not find any good solution to achieve my goal.

I know how to block YouTube via the hosts file on the laptops, but I did not find any good YT blocker for Android, so I decided to block the service at the router level. I have googled a little about whether my FritzBox supports this or not and found this article. I accessed the router and it took me 10 minutes to block YouTube.

How I did this? I will explain in the below lines (maybe it helps you too).

How To Block YouTube on your router

The idea is very simple. All you have to do is to add the YouTube servers to a blacklist and apply the blacklist for the main network. The servers are:

youtube.com
youtube-nocookie.com
youtu.be
ytimg.com
ggpht.com
googleapis.com
googlevideo.com

The instructions also work on different routers that have a blacklist function.

Optional: To undo the changes, remove the above links from the blacklist setup on the router.

How to block YouTube on your computer

If you need to block YT on your Windows computer, do the following:

Open This PC (My Computer)

Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Copy the hosts file on your desktop

Right-click the hosts file and open it with Notepad

Copy and paste the below lines in your file (at the bottom of the file):

0.0.0.0 youtube.com
0.0.0.0 youtube-nocookie.com
0.0.0.0 youtu.be
0.0.0.0. ytimg.com
0.0.0.0 ggpht.com
0.0.0.0 googleapis.com
0.0.0.0. googlevideo.com

Save the changes made in the file and copy it back to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Replace the existing file with the new one. Press Yes to confirm changes if required.

Optional: To remove the YT restrictions, navigate again to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, copy the hosts file on the desktop, delete the added lines with Notepad and paste it back in its original location, replacing the old file.

Also worth mentioning, I am a tech support specialist, and I am quite familiar with technology and computers. Still, the tutorials I have linked provide detailed instructions and require little technical abilities.

Our house is so quiet now! We are so happy that we got rid of all those random dudes that scream all day long. Instead, the kid watches adequate content on Netflix and Amazon Prime (he does not have any choice – hihi).

adults watching netflix
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Later Edit: This YT blocking method done at router level has also blocked Google Play Store. To bypass this, I have created a new network on the router, one that does not have any restriction. When I need to watch videos on Youtube (when the kid is sleeping), I move to the second network.

I Was My Husband’s Personal Hairdresser And We Both Had A Lot of Fun During The Process

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First of all, I want to say that my husband is a courageous man for letting me take him a haircut. Just think about the fact that I never cut hair before. I only used scissors for regular things.

But when it comes to trying new things, I never say no. And if I can’t do it right, at least I get the chance to experience it. This time I almost fainted from laughing.


His hair was growing, and everyone except me was telling him to get a haircut. He has gorgeous hair, and I really like the way he wears it. But despite this, I said, “Let’s cut a little, so you don’t look like you have a bowl on your head.” I claimed I would just cut a little around the ears, and that’s it.

The first impediment was that we didn’t have barber scissors, and I didn’t want to make him a new haircut with the kitchen scissors. So we ordered a set of professional scissors, and I used those. I got the urge to make him a new haircut at midnight, in the kitchen.

I covered his body with the gown. At that moment, I felt like the coolest hairstylist in the world. Jen Atkin was an amateur compared to me. I started cutting as if I were Edward Scissorhands! A little from here, a little from there, a little from everywhere (this was the moment when he got scared but didn’t say a word about it). I didn’t even look at what I was cutting exactly. The scissors were cutting so well, and I had the impression that they will make him a super hairstyle on auto-pilot.

At one point, I stopped the mowing to measure the haircut “balance.” And the balance was nowhere. Hir haircut looked as if several hedgehogs had made their nests on my husband’s head. I burst into hysterical laughter as he looked at me without any surprise. The idea of ​​”just a little haircut” failed instantly. The problem was that I had no idea what I could do to fix the situation. That was the moment when we both took turns from the kitchen to the bathroom mirror until I managed to straighten his wonderful hair. It’s good that he works from home and he doesn’t have to go to the office. His colleagues cannot see the ununiform haircut on the video calls.


It is clear to me that I have zero experience in the hairdresser’s area, but I tried to do my best. From this entire experience, I learned the following:


#1 you can buy a superset of hair scissors, but if you don’t know how to cut, those scissors won’t take a beautiful haircut on their own.
#2 it is wonderful to live with such a man; a man that knows that you are not good at something but supports you and gives you the chance to experiment (on his head!)
#3 it is awesome to have the ability to laugh out loud when you fail and then do your best to fix it.

#4 do not make haircuts in the kitchen! Never do that, because it’s awful to clean up afterward. (my action was too spontaneous to think about other details)
#5 it would be great to do propper documentation before I start doing something I had never done before.

In the end, it wasn’t bad at all to be my husband’s personal hairdresser, and I want to repeat this experience. I will take advantage of the lockdown and practice (as long as I still have a model). And, who knows, maybe Jen Atkin will be a little kid compared to me. I’m kidding, I’ll stick to the staff I am good at, but it doesn’t hurt to cut my husband’s hair as well as possible. This thing created beautiful memories, and we also save money.

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How To Setup Google Analytics To Monitor Your Redbubble Stats (Redbubble 2021 UA Code Setup)

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As you may know, Redbubble is an awesome Print-On-Demand (POD) platform that enables users with artistic skills to monetize their art by selling it on different products, like T-Shirts, Masks, Mugs, Hoodies, Stickers, et cetera.

We have already created 200+ designs and aiming to upload hundreds of designs on the platform. It is fun!

In this article, I will show you how to set up Google Analytics for your Redbubble shop. Starting with 2021, Google has tweaked a little the Analytics interface, but things are not so different after all.

Are you ready to get to work?

Setup the Google Analytics Account and Property

#1 The first thing you have to do is to create a free Google Analytics Account by following this link.

#2 Next, choose an account name. I named my account 99xp (the brand I created to sell products).

Leave all the below options enabled and hit the Next button.

#3 Now you have to create a property name for your Redbubble shop. You can call it RedBubble. You can track different websites under the same Analytics account, by creating different properties.

#4 Now click on the show advanced options and enable the ”Create a Universal Analytics property”.

Choose the link to your shop, without the https://.

Now press Next.

#5 Setup the business information. The options are pretty straight forward, you don’t need my help here. After you have finished, press ”Create”.

#6 Your property is now created successfully. On the left corner, click on the dropdown menu which is located under ”Property”. Write down your UA ID.

Add the Analytics tracking code to your Redbubble account

#7 Go to your Redbubble Dashboard by accessing this link.

#8 From the sidebar on the left, go to Google Analytics.

#9 Insert the UA Google Analytics ID and press Save

This is it. Save Changes and you can now monitor the Redbubble statistics via your Analytics account. Enjoy!

What I Learned After Adding 10 Designs To Amazon Merch And Getting 0 Sales

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My husband & I decided to toy with different print-on-demand platforms. I work as a graphic designer so I have the skills required to draw or design things and he is good with computers, SEO, and blogs. While we know almost nothing about POD, we considered that we have the right skills to have success with designing T-shirts. We watched half of a POD course on Udemy and decided to start the business. We are crazy, right?

We are currently focusing on RedBubble (link to the 99XP RedBubble Shop) and Amazon Merch (links for the Amazon DE, Amazon.com and Amazon UK shops).

This is what we have learned so far about designing T-Shirts and uploading them to Amazon Merch

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#1 When you are Tier-10 you can upload to the shop a maximum of 10 products. One product is, for example, one Standard T-Shirt, sold on one market. A Standard T-Shirt and a V-Neck T-Shirt sold on Amazon DE and Amazon UK = 4 products. You can add them one by one, on different days.

#2 If the text from your design is multicolor, it will most likely not look good combined with many T-shirt colors. The rainbow-colored text will be compatible with two-three colors maximum. You should know this from the beginning.

#3 Pay attention when you select the products you add to your shop. For example, if you choose V-neck, your T-shirt will be available only for women (because V-Neck is for women). I know that men also like V-Neck clothing, but Amazon does not think so. It is awkward to design a product for men, but sell it for women.

#4 If you are Tier-10 and have the possibility to upload only 10 products, add them to a market that delivers to your address with free transport fees. It is a good strategy to buy 10 of your products to reach Tier-25, to be able to add 25 designs.

#5 Pay attention to what colors you use. Your text should look very well on the background color of your T-shirt. The unclear text will not sell any T-shirts.

#6 If you cannot sell a product in two weeks, don’t hesitate to remove it and replace it with another one.

#7 Once a design is live, you cannot modify the product it is printed on. You can only change the description and the price. If you want to replace a V-Neck sold on the UK market with a Standard T-Shirt sold in Germany, you need to remove the product entirely and upload a new one.

#8 T-shirts do not get sold by themselves. It’s not that easy, you don’t get rich with 10 designs. If you are a local brand and you have Social Media followers, you can boost your sales easily. Otherwise, you will struggle.

#9 While in Tier-10, you should not have high hopes. If you can, ask your friends to buy your designs or give them as gifts or giveaways. 10 products sold gets you to Tier-25, which means that you can add 25 designs to the shop.

#10 At first, focus on selling products to reach a superior tier. Add a small commission to your products. When you are Tier-10, your focus should be on reaching Tier-25, not on making profit.

How I Made My First 20$ With HoneyGain

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I have been documenting in the last couple of months a lot about passive income streams.

Besides my graphic design projects, I also create art for products uploaded on RedBubble (link to the 99xp shop on RedBubble) and Amazon Merch (links to the 99xp shop on Amazon UK, Amazon DE, and Amazon US) and write content on Medium as Anna & Ryan.

My husband (who writes content here from time to time) is also helping me with these things, I am the creative half and he is the technical half. He is good with computers and knows a lot of stuff about the internet, SEO, blogging, and stuff like that. We make a really good team actually.

Enough with the blah-blah-blah (and with my husband), let’s return to HoneyGain.

HoneyGain is a cute application that uses your spare internet and gives you cents in exchange for the traffic. Each GB of traffic brings you 100 points in the app, which converts into 0.10$. The application can be downloaded for free and works on Android (you need to enable the “install apps from unknown sources” feature), Windows and Mac OS X.

You can have 2 devices on the same public IP (internet connection), both gaining honey for your jar. As I have noticed, the application is not resource-hungry. It does not use a lot of your internet bandwidth and it does not make your devices run slow.

You will receive the payment on PayPal, when you reach 20$. For the transaction, you will lose 1.4$ (this is not written anywhere on the internet, I know).

A few days ago, I had received my first payment. I had converted my 20 USD in Euro and, after the 1.4 USD cost, I received a total of 14.92 Euro. It’s not a big amount of money, but I did almost nothing for them.

I have installed the application on the 25th of September and received the first payment on the 19th of January.

If you subscribe to the application with my link (https://r.honeygain.me/RAZVA854B7), you will get a 5$ bonus (and need 15$ more, to receive the first payment).

Bringing new people to the platform will help you make more money because you receive a small percentage of their wins.

Also worth mentioning, if you open the app daily, you will receive a bonus, which usually is 20 points (0.02$).

You will not get rich with HoneyGain, but the extra money is always welcome, isn’t it? All you have to do is to install the app and forget about it.

And here are some photos, to take me serious.