Tuesday, December 13, 2011

QR Codes for Real Estate - How to Get Leads With These Funky Boxes

If you are looking to implement QR codes for real estate marketing, you first need to look at what you are going to be using the codes for. If you are like most real estate agents, you want to know how to get leads with these squiggly little boxes.

Not only are you looking for people actively looking to buy or sell, but you also want to plan the seed for future prospects and bring them into your marketing pipeline.

If you don't have any listings where you can use QR codes (for virtual tours, etc), then you want to use the codes to capture prospect information, such as name, phone number and email address. You have probably heard over and over again that the money is in the list. Well, it is. You need to build a list of prospects to market to. Build a list and build relationships.

Relationships is what generates income and grows your business.

So how can you capture this information when you are starting from zero?

Here are a couple of ideas for using QR codes for real estate marketing:

· Sweepstakes - work with a local business (let's say a coffee shop) and have your QR code on a little tent card. The customer scans the code, enters in their information and in return their name gets put in the draw for the prize. You determine what the prize is. The more expensive the prize the more people will participate.

· Give away free stuff - put your code up at on the grocery store or library bulletin board. Offer a free ebook or report offering them good information on how to prepare to sell their house. This report could be on decluttering the home and yard, or any topic that you want. Perhaps even one on how you use QR codes to sell their house! Those who are interested are very warm leads. And the cost to you? Nothing.

Whatever you do, make sure that you provide something of value to them. Don't send them a link to your website because that only benefits you. Your marketing should be all about how you can benefit THEM. If you want to build a pipeline of potential clients, build a relationship with these people, provide value, give information, give your time and become a trusted agent that they will call and refer to their family and friends.

Be unique, be original, be a giver. Think inside the funky box. Be original in using QR codes in real estate and you will find that it can be a major source to get leads for your business.

Further information on how to build your business, brand and visibility can be found at Donna M Internet Marketing.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

MSG Exposed

The content of this article has links to substantiate its claims

MSG (a slow poison)
Very interesting

The food additive MSG (Mono-Sodium Glutamate) is a slow poison. MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as "Natural Flavoring."  MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee shops!

I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb.  He was a research assistant at the University of Waterloo in Ontario , Canada , and spent years working for the government.  He made an amazing discovery while going through scientific journals for a book he was writing called The Slow Poisoning of America .

In hundreds of studies around the world, scientists were creating obese mice and rats to use in diet or diabetes test studies.  No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so scientists have to create them. They make these creatures morbidly obese by injecting them with MSG when they are first born.

The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats (and perhaps humans) to become obese.  They even have a name for the fat rodents they create: "MSG-Treated Rats."

When I heard this, I was shocked.  I went into my kitchen and checked the cup-boards and the refrigerator. MSG was in everything -- the Campbell's soups, the Hostess Doritos, the Lays flavored potato chips, Top Ramen,Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Heinz canned gravy, Swanson frozen prepared meals, and Kraft salad dressings, especially the "healthy low-fat" ones.

The items that didn't have MSG marked on the product label had something called "Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein," which is just another name for Monosodium Glutamate.

It was shocking to see just how many of the foods we feed our children everyday are filled with this stuff.  MSG is hidden under many different names in order to fool those who read the ingredient list, so that they don't catch on.  (Other names for MSG are "Accent, "Aginomoto," "Natural Meat Tenderizer," etc.)

But it didn't stop there.

When our family went out to eat, we started asking at the restaurants what menu items contained MSG.  Many employees, even the managers, swore they didn't use MSG.  But when we ask for the ingredient list, which they grudgingly provided, sure enough, MSG and Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein were everywhere.

Burger King, McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, every restaurant - even the sit-down eateries like TGIF, Chili's, Applebee's, and Denny's - use MSG in abundance. Kentucky Fried Chicken seemed to be the WORST offender: MSG was in every chicken dish, salad dressing. and gravy.  No wonder I loved to eat that coating on the skin - their secret spice was MSG!

So why is MSG in so many of the foods we eat?  As a preservative, or a vitamin?

Not according to my friend John Erb.  In his book The Slow Poisoning of America, he said that MSG is added to food for the addictive effect it has on the human body.

Even the propaganda website sponsored by the food manufacturers lobby group supporting MSG explains that the reason they add it to food is to make people eat more.

A study of the elderly showed that older people eat more of the foods that it is added to. The Glutamate Association lobbying group says eating more is a benefit to the elderly, but what does it do to the rest of us?

"Betcha can't eat [just] one," takes on a whole new meaning where MSG is concerned! And we wonder why the nation is overweight!

MSG manufacturers themselves admit that it addicts people to their products...  It makes people choose their product over others, and makes people eat more of it than they would if MSG wasn't added.

Not only is MSG scientifically proven to cause obesity, it is an addictive substance..  Since its introduction into the American food supply fifty years ago, MSG has been added in larger and larger doses to the
pre-packaged meals, soups, snacks, and fast foods we are tempted to eat everyday.

The FDA has set no limits on how much of it can be added to food.  They claim it's safe to eat in any amount. But how can they claim it's safe when there are hundreds of scientific studies with titles like these:

"The monosodium glutamate (MSG) obese rat as a model for the study of exercise in obesity." Gobatto CA, Mello MA, Souza CT , Ribeiro IA. Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2002.

"Adrenalectomy abolishes the food-induced hypothalamic serotonin release in both normal and monosodium glutamate-obese rats." Guimaraes RB, Telles MM, Coelho VB, Mori C, Nascimento CM, Ribeiro. Brain Res Bull. 2002 Aug.

'Obesity induced by neonatal monosodium glutamate treatment in spontaneously hypertensive rats: An animal model of multiple risk factors."  Iwase M, Yamamoto M, Iino K, Ichikawa K, Shinohara N, Yoshinari Fujishima.
AHypertens Res. 1998 Mar.

"Hypothalamic lesion induced by injection of monosodium glutamate in suckling period and subsequent development of obesity." Tanaka K, Shimada M, Nakao K Kusunoki. Exp Neurol. 1978 Oct.

No, the date of that last study was not a typo; it was published in 1978. Both the "medical research community" and "food manufacturers" have known about the side effects of MSG for decades.

Many more of the studies mentioned in John Erb's book link MSG to diabetes, migraines and headaches, autism, ADHD, and even Alzheimer's.

So what can we do to stop the food manufactures from dumping this fattening and addictive MSG into our food supply and causing the obesity epidemic we now see?

Several months ago, John Erb took his book and his concerns to one of the highest government health officials in Canada .  While he was sitting in the government office, the official told him, "Sure, I know how bad MSG is.

I wouldn't touch the stuff.." But this top-level government official refuses to tell the public what he knows.

The big media doesn't want to tell the public either, fearing issues with their advertisers.  It seems that the fallout on the fast food industry may hurt their profit margin.  The food producers and restaurants have been addicting us to their products for years, and now we are paying the price for it.  Our children should not be cursed with obesity caused by an addictive food additive.

But what can I do about it? I'm just one voice!  What can I do to stop the poisoning of our children, while our governments are insuring financial protection for the industry that is poisoning us?

This message is going out to everyone I know in an attempt to tell you the truth that the corporate-owned politicians and media won't tell you.

The best way you can help to save yourself and your children from this drug-induced epidemic is to forward this article to everyone.  With any luck, it will circle the globe before politicians can pass the legislation
protecting those who are poisoning us.

The food industry learned a lot from the tobacco industry.  Imagine if big tobacco had a bill like this in place before someone blew the whistle on nicotine?

If you are one of the few who can still believe that MSG is good for us and you don't believe what John Erb has to say, see for yourself.  Go to the National Library of Medicine at www..pubmed.com
. Type in the words "MSG  Obese" and read a few of the 115 medical studies that appear.

We the public do not want to be rats in one giant experiment, and we do not approve of food that makes us into a nation of obese, lethargic, addicted sheep, feeding the food industry's bottom line while waiting for the heart transplant, the diabetic-induced amputation, blindness, or other obesity-induced, life-threatening disorders..

With your help we can put an end to this poison.  Do your part in sending this message out by word of mouth, e-mail, or by distribution of this printout to your friends all over the world and stop this "Slow Poisoning of Mankind" by the packaged food industry.

Blowing the whistle on MSG is our responsibility, so get the word out.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Law Is the Law


I really love this one. This is one of the better e-mails I have received in a long time
I hope this makes its way around  Canada   several times over!  

So Be It!


So if the
Canadian   government determines that it is against the law for the words 'under God'   to be on our money, then,   so be it.   

And if that same government decides that the
 'Ten Commandments' are not to be used in or on a government installation, then, so be it.   

I say, 
'so be it,' because I would like to be alaw-abiding   Canadian   citizen.   

I say, 
'so be it,'   because I would like to think that smarter people than I are in positions to make good decisions. 
  I would like to think that those people have the Canadian public's best interests at heart. 


Since we can't pray to God,
Can't Trust in God and
Cannot post His Commandments in Government buildings

I don't believe that the Government and its employees should participate in the Easter and Christmas
  celebrations which honor the God that
Our government is eliminating from many facets of Canadian

I'd like my
 mail delivered on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and Easter.   

After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the 'Canadian Supreme Court to be in session on Christmas, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, and Easter, as well as Sundays.'
After all, it's just another day.

I'd like the
Senate and the House of Commons
To not have to worry
 about getting home for the'Christmas Break'. 
After all, it's just another day.

I'm thinking that a lot of my taxpayer dollars could be saved,
If all government offices & services would work on Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter.
It shouldn't cost any overtime since those would be just like any other day of the week to a government that is trying to be
'politically correct'. 

In fact....

I think that our government should work on Sundays
(initially set aside for worshipping God...)
Because, after all, our government says that it should be
 another day. 

What do you all think????

If this idea gets to enough people, may be our
elected officials
stop giving in to the 'minority opinions' and begin, once again, to represent the 'MAJORITY' of ALL the Canadian people.