There is often a lot of confusion regarding the various styles of custom silicone wristbands. Many people confuse embossed bracelets with debossed bracelets (even some silicone bracelet suppliers!) and are uncomfortable with printed wristbands. Throw in the option of laser-engraved wristbands and they throw up their arms in surrender.
Debossed wristbands are the most common and are the same style as Lance Armstrong’s trend setting LIVESTRONG bracelets. Debossed refers to the fact that the design is actually recessed down into the wristband itself. To accomplish this, a custom bracelet mold is manufactured that incorporates whatever customized design that is desired. Because they require a mold to be manufactured, custom debossed bracelets are more expensive and take longer to produce than printed bracelets or laser-engraved bracelets.
Embossed wristbands are not nearly as common, yet they are an excellent choice if you are looking for a custom silicone bracelet that is more stylish and unique. An embossed bracelet also incorporates any custom design and requires a mold to be manufactured. However, with embossed bracelets, the fully customized design is raised up off the wristband as opposed to recessed down into the wristband. Pricing and turnaround times for embossed bracelets are very similar to that of debossed bracelets.
Printed wristbands are by far the most economical choice. Printed bracelets start with a blank wristband and are then silk-screen printed. The “technology” for screen-printing wristbands has come a long way. The dyes used today actually penetrate the silicone rubber of the wristband. Many people are under the impression that the print which is used on printed bracelets is cheaply painted on and will crack or flake off. With a reputable custom silicone bracelet manufacturer, this simply is not the case. You can expect the printing to last the lifetime of the silicone wristband itself. Printed bracelets do not require a mold to be manufactured. Instead, a template is produced that is used to apply the custom design onto the bracelets. Because a template is used rather than a mold, printed wristbands are less expensive with quicker turnaround times than debossed and embossed wristbands.
Handbag sales have jumped to an all time high in the recent years due to the promotion of fashionable merchandise by wealthy actors, actresses, musicians, and models. Often seen as a status of wealth, handbags have become a very important accessory for anyone who is into fashion. People all over the world are influenced by a media, which promotes the sale of designer fashion through magazines, television and the movies. Wealthy public figures are often given designer merchandise from the high fashion companies in hopes that they will wear their clothing and accessories. When a star is seen wearing a new designer handbag everyone wants to know where they can get one like it too.
Fashion has become a billion dollar empire, which has people rushing to the stores to get the latest trends. Many times a person will choose an article of clothing or accessory just for the name on the label. For this reason there are many counterfeit merchandise dealers out there just waiting to take advantage of you. Many of which are making a good living off unsuspecting buyers who are looking for a good deal. There is a lot of fake merchandise out there that is being sold for real name brands and many times the counterfeits are hard to spot.
Designer handbags can be very expensive for the average person to buy. This is why the market for counterfeit merchandise like handbags has become so big. Many people buy the counterfeits thinking they are getting a steal or a good deal. Spotting a fake handbag can be very hard since many look very much like the originals. Millions have been sold without the buyer ever knowing that they have bought a fake. Counterfeit merchandise is made at a much lower cost than the originals so it is very easy for a counterfeit dealer to make a profit. They often get the clothing and accessories at a very low cost. Then they mark up the price to much more than it’s worth. They sell the merchandise for a very high profit. You still think your getting a good deal though because it’s still lower than the cost of an original and you think what you are getting is authentic.
There are some ways to make sure that your purchase of a handbag is authentic. Inspect the material of the handbag; is the leather of good quality? Is the stitching even and straight? Many original designer bags have the name brand logo on the lining and the lining is usually satin. Designers usually use leather accents, so a plastic strap is a good indicator of a fake. Logos should always be engraved not just printed. A serial number can often be found in most original handbags and is a good indicator of its authenticity. An authenticity card that has the name brand logo and some product information on it can usually be found also.
In recent years the sale of handbags online has become a big market. Many sites do sell authentic handbags and are legitimate but many are not. It is important when buying a designer handbag online that you first check out the website you are thinking of buying a handbag from. Sites that are PayPal verified are usually legitimate and the Better Business Bureau can usually let you know if the site has had any complaints. Wherever you decide to buy your designer handbag it is always a good idea to make sure it is authentic.
Okay, you’ve decided you want to make money with Affiliate Marketing. So, you join some affiliate programs and start submitting free ads to newsletters and free advertising classifieds sites. You’re going to make BIG money now — right?
Nope! Sorry! Just sending out a few ads is not going to do it. Not if you want to be a real success.
You must first determine your passion. I mean other than making the money! What is your hobby? What do you know how to do REALLY well? What is your job? Everyone has something that is their own special talent. Find yours.
You probably have more than one thing that you are very interested in and do well. See if you can find five (ten if you’re really ambitious). Write them down in a list. Remember, you are going to be spending a lot of time working with this subject. Make sure you enjoy it!
Go down each item on your list. Start writing a rough outline of everything you know about the topic. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. This is just to give you an idea of how much information is available for a given subject.
Try mind mapping. Write down the main subject of your idea. Draw a circle around it. Now, start thinking of sub-categories that are related to your main category. Draw a line from your main category and end it with a circle. Put the sub-category title inside this circle. Find as many sub-categories (and sub-sub-categories) as you can.
Go through each of your interests with this procedure. Choose the one that you know the most about and that you can write about comfortably.
What if you “think” you don’t know enough about your topic? Then, do some research. Read books and magazines. Do some searches on the Internet. Who knows? You might find an area, a niche, that is just waiting for you to fill it with useful information.
There’s a lot more to affiliate marketing, of course. But the first step is to find your passion. Your “passion” doesn’t have to be making money on the Internet. It can be cooking, sewing, billiards, or whatever. In fact, it’s better if you find a niche that isn’t in the online marketing arena because that’s what nearly everyone else is doing.
Make your topic unique. Make it yours. And make it your passion. It will pay you well.
Women around the world consider a purse as a necessity. A purse has a lot more significance and importance than its function, which is carrying money and other items around in it. It is used as a fashion accessory and speaks volumes about the personality of the person carrying it.
In simple terms, a purse is a small and fashionably designed bag, used to hold money, keys, makeup and other items of daily use. Purses are also popularly known as handbags, although some argue that a handbag is larger in size. Purses evolved several centuries ago, and ever since, have been an essential fashion accessory. The first purses can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians, who used small pouches during religious ceremonies. Later, in the 14th century, purses were fastened to the waist with the help of girdles. During those days, purses were used as status symbols and were adorned with jewels and elaborate embroidery.
Through the 16th and 17th century, purses became more practical in design and were made of materials such as leather and cotton. Several purses had drawstring fasteners on the top to keep the contents safe. Embroidery, which became a craze in the 17th century, was used to decorate purses, which resulted in beautiful and unique pieces.
Probably the greatest achievement in the development of purses was the reticule, used in the 18th century. These were miniature purses that had no handles and were carried around in the hand. The reticules further developed into today’s chic purses, more popularly known as ‘clutch’ purses.
With several top companies producing purses in a dazzling array of designs and styles, the purse industry has become a multi-million dollar business. Today, purses vary not only based on their design, but also on the material used in their manufacture. From myriad colors and embroidery to sequins and diamonds, purses have come a long way and have added a substantial style quotient to our lives.