MatchRate PLUS Overview

By Shar Martinez

MatchRate PLUS is a great company that offers a new, innovative and patent pending credit card processing program that allows business owners to become their own referral agent on their merchant account. There is no other merchant account company or credit card processing company that has this available. However, keep in mind that this offer is patent-pending. MatchRate PLUS is powered and supported by one of the nation’s top service providers, North American Bancard (NAB).


Referral Agent program:
You could easily earn income when you refer merchant account leads through the referral agent program. It’s simple to become a MatchRate PLUS referral agent; you can register online for free in just a matter of minutes. On your journey as a referral agent you will submit leads from merchant accounts that are interested in MatchRate PLUS. Submitting leads is easy MatchRate PLUS provides you with a personal back office portal to submit qualified leads. You will receive a one-time $50.00 bonus for each lead you submit that becomes and activated MatchRate PLUS account, in addition to a monthly residual commission of 5 percent to 17.5 percent for the life of the account.

Features and Benefits:
A $50.00 acquisition bonus and a percentage of the account are just a few of the benefits that you’ll get with this amazing referral agent program. When you signup to become a referral agent you’ll also be provided with weekly training webinars, these webinars will show you how to generate and submit qualified leads. Furthermore, MatchRate PLUS also tracks all of your referred leads and commissions for you, so you’ll always be able to keep up with them through a computer database.

Even More:
You will also receive a 10 percent performance bonus for every agent that you personally refer. This bonus is calculated as 10 percent times their total earnings for the month. This is an amazing way to increase your increase. Even more, you will receive a 7.5 percent commission on referred accounts within your referral agent organization that are coded to you Pay Grade 2. You’ll receive a 5 percent commission on referred accounts that are coded to you Pay Grade 3.

When your qualified submitted merchant account leads reach three, they are coded to you as pay grade 1 and 2. Pay grade two ranges from 3 merchant accounts up to 50 merchant accounts. When the number of qualified merchant accounts that you have submitted is reaches fifty-one and on, you are coded as Pay Grade 1, 2 and 3. You’ll receive the monthly residual commission of 5 percent to 17 percent previously mentioned, by the overrides on coded accounts.

Overall, enrolling as an agent is a great way to receive residual income. It’s easy and takes only a few minutes to register. You don’t have to pay any kind of enrollment fee. You’ll get $50.00 per activated account plus monthly commissions for the life of the account in addition to the many more benefits and features that are available through MatchRate PLUS. If you’re a merchant, joining MatchRate PLUS may be very beneficial for both you and your business.

Trade in Endangered Species – Avoid Bringing home Earth-damaging Souvenirs

Going on vacation is one of the most delightful times that you could ever experience. Whether you are vacationing to a tropical rain forest resort or to the beautiful ocean, it’s easy to forget about important issues such as, endangered species and which souvenirs you should avoid bringing back home.


The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which is also known as the Washington Convention (CITES), is a treaty that was adopted several years ago aiming to ensure the protection of over 30,000 species of plants and animals. CITES has been active throughout the years to ensure the protection of the wild life, sadly, not everyone is aware of their organization.

Common items that are brutally taken from animals and habitats are: tortoise shell, ivory, whale oil, rhino horns, animal bones, dried starfish, coral, shark teeth and jaws, and conch shells. Even if you don’t go out of your way to get these items (i.e. hunt or intentionally take) chances are that someone has, and they have intentions of selling it to you for money. An important fact to remember is that just because an item is for sale doesn’t mean it’s legal to buy. Sadly, many unknowing tourists fall victim to this each year. Innocent endangered animals are poached each year for things such as: handbags, traditional remedies, wines, fur, meat and exotic foods, or to be mounted on a wall. During this process, many endangered animals are badly hurt or end up paying with their lives, just so that they can supply someone a handbag or tusks to be mounted elsewhere.

Exotic birds are not meant to be house pets and their feathers are not meant to be plucked just so that you may have a souvenir. Taking a species directly out of the ocean is not OK either, that is their home and a chance of survival after being taken away from their habitat is very unlikely. Even dead marine life should be avoided, long after a marine animals’ death, they still serve a purpose. Items such as corals and conch shells serve as shelter to threatened marine life. You can help to save endangered animals by being conscious of your purchases. You should take the time to find out about local wildlife laws or even search the Internet about wildlife purchases.

Whether an animal is living or dead, more than likely, it’s not OK to take it from the environment that it was already in, as a souvenir. If you have second thoughts upon purchasing a souvenir, then most likely it’s definitely not OK. Going to beautiful environments prompts us to want to bring a piece of it back, it’s only natural; but bring back a traditional souvenir, such as a t-shirt, magnet or a beautiful picture, by doing so, you may be saving an endangered animal. This may also save you a lot of time, if you’re outside of the United States, for the fact that all of your items are subject to being checked when you re-enter the country. If one of your souvenirs are illegal, you could face jail time or pay a hefty fine, even if you didn’t know that the item was illegal to have.

Pop Up Domination Overview

Finding an opt-in program that actually works and that is cost-effective is nearly impossible. Have you heard of Popup Domination?

Popup Domination is a great way to increase your web subscribers which in turn will increase both your site traffic and revenue. Popup Domination is an email opt-in WordPress plugin that will allow you to take your email promotions to a much higher level. When visiting your site, your visitors are immediately welcomed with a beautiful light box popup containing profitable information pertaining to your site that will aide you in building a huge mailing list. These popups can contain anything from ordering your latest e-book to signing up for a trial offer, ultimately building your list and earnings. Popup Domination’s light boxes are simple, clean cut designs that will give your site the professional look that you desire. Thousands of individuals and industries are using Popup Domination to earn more revenue. Popup domination is also used by many well-known bloggers to increase their opt-in conversion. There is no other available web tool that can increase your subscribers as immensely as the Popup Domination software will. Many people have the perception that building a list to market to be challenging but with this opt-in program it’s anything but challenging, it’s fairly easy.

Popup Domination has many amazing things to offer you. They have several features that are geared toward helping you obtain more subscribers. You get a WordPress Plugin and stand-alone version, so even if WordPress isn’t your web platform, Popup Domination will work with your site. It has seven themes that have been beautifully designed along with fifteen color selections to choose from; allowing you to match your light box to the style of your website. All of the themes are fully customizable. This brilliant program works with all mailing list providers, even custom systems so that you’ll always be able to build up your list. It works with all caching software as well. Popup Domination has an exit Popup functionality which is very significant. It comes with complete statistical data and so much more. If you really want to increase your subscribers and earn more profits then this package is absolutely perfect for you.

At the moment, Popup Domination is actually discounting their package by 80 percent so that you only have to pay a total of forty-seven dollars for this extremely profitable software. This is a great deal and it will not last long so you should make full use of this offer and act upon now. By getting Popup Domination, not only will you get a discount, many amazing features, earn more subscribers and revenue but you’ll also get an email domination system bonus and the Photoshop PSD files for all of the high converting themes designed for ultimate flexibility upon purchase and download. Popup Domination offers a 60 day 100 percent money back guarantee. If by some highly unlikely chance that you don’t like this program or benefit from it, they will give you all of your money back without any difficulties. Popup domination also has an affiliate program that allows you to earn commissions by simply promoting their software.

The Popup Domination software is easy and quick to set up. It’s just like any other WordPress plugin when it comes to installation, so you don’t have to be an expert when it comes to design and coding by any means. However, along with all of those great features that you’ll get upon purchase, they even give you a video that shows you how to both install and use the software. The video is given to you for free and includes a step-by-step guide that shows you how to maximize your profits. The team behind Popup Domination actually cares about you and your success. They have a support system which is available through their site to answer any questions that you may have. This isn’t one of those programs where the company just ‘takes your money and runs’– if it was Popup Domination would not offer discounts or give you a 100 percent money back guarantee, let alone provide customer support! But there’s even better news, Popup Domination is currently offering a 7 day money back guarantee if you use their program for 7 consecutive days and don’t see a double in your subscribers at the end of the seventh day; they will refund all your money right then and allow you to keep the helpful video which is worth two-hundred dollars.

Overall, Popup Domination is an exceedingly effective program that is reasonably priced, with many amazing features that will help you earn more profits the day that you install it. This product is definitely worth over a thousand dollars when it comes to terms of value, so whether you think that forty-seven dollars is reasonable or not, by purchasing Popup Domination you are actually investing thousands of dollars into your business. If you are a true Internet marketer, you should know that this will pay off greatly. It doesn’t matter what the content of your website contains, if you are trying to market something then this brilliant software will benefit you immensely. There are no other popup plugins that are as cost effective and have as many features to offer as Popup Domination does. This program has been proven to be effective numerous times.

Your web visitors will not feel like they are getting Internet spam when they see your popup. Popup Domination works really well and gives your website a professional polished look. It’s fully customizable so that it will fit the needs of your website and it’s very simple to use. Popup Domination is a significant essential when it comes to Internet marketing. Your subscriber list is guaranteed to dramatically increase with Popup Domination. Keep in mind that there is a money back guarantee so you have everything to gain and nothing to lose! There is no risk of any kind involved. Boost your subscribers and sales, purchase Popup Domination now!

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Book Review: How to Practice Buddhism by, Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

Notes and thoughts on: How to Practice Buddhism by, Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda 


I absolutely love reading about spirituality and religion. I don’t practice Buddhism, however, this book was quite eye-opening. So, without further ado, let’s get into this book review!

Dr. K talks about Buddhism in the book of course but he also talks a bit about the difference between spirituality and religion. From a Buddhists point of view, “religion” is a very different concept from that defined by other religious groups.

Question: How do YOU define religion?


While most may see Buddhism as a religion because it’s rapidly growing and many other factors, to me it’s truly more of a philosophy than anything else. This could apply to many spiritual paths… Some, more than others.

Dr. K states that religions can be divided into two groups: (1) those based on faith, (2) those based on mental purity.
Those who emphasize their faith more than purity believe that they can gain their final salvation through they’re ardent faith alone. Mental purity isn’t always as import. Buddhism on the other hand teaches that faith is not to be the most important aspect but rather purity of the mind. When we have purity in the mind coupled with wisdom, we can never hold wrong ideas as the real truth.

Faith alone cannot create a pure mind.

•Question Everything. Personally, I am a fervent truth seeker and freethinker. Many faiths under the religion umbrella honestly look down upon that. I have witnessed it for myself.

People can uphold a wrong belief without analyzing it, or having any sense of reason because it’s what they’ve been conditioned to believe or they are afraid that if they do it, they might lose their faith and thus also lose their chance to gain salvation.

What’s the Buddha’s advice on accepting any belief as the truth?
Dr. K. answers this question in his book. (This is very well-known if you’ve ever studied Buddhism.) To study, investigate, practice and see the results for ourselves.

The Buddha told many people NOT to believe anything just because he said it or that he was a great man, but to experience it for themselves. Basically, The Buddha’s advice is neither to believe or reject anything first hand.

This is me 100%. Experiences are everything. It’s my experiences that have shaped me into the spiritual being that I am today, and they will continuously do so.

If you really want to know the truth or untruth about something: dig deeper.

This allows us to come to our own conclusion about the truth. What anyone else is doing or believes is not for us to get into. We are each our own person.

When we come to a conclusion after doing our very own in depth investigation and drawing from our personal experiences, we have confidence in the truth because we have experienced it for ourselves.

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all people—that is genius. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dr. K. states that coming to our own confidence, this is neither mere faith nor belief, but realization.

Your perspective is always limited by how much you know. Expand your knowledge and you will transform your mind. – Bruce H. Lipton


Some folks are just too lazy to dig deeper, so they simply accept things as they are or just simply follow along with the crowd. “I just can’t understand,” should never be an excuse when it comes to seeking out profound truths. As normal-functioning human beings we all have to ability to think for ourselves, improve our minds and to use our minds to the best of our ability.

Arnold Schwarzenegger once said:

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.


Question: Have you ever dug deeper into something that was popular or seen as the norm only to come to a very shocking revelation after your own investigation?

•The Buddha Preached based on His Own Experience
As you read about The Buddha’s life you will see that he went through much pain and suffering while seeking enlightenment, and experienced both the weaknesses and strengths of human mentality. And all of his teachings came from just that, experiences, not anything he was taught or conditioned to believe. Not what others believed. Not what he was instructed to say. But, his personal experiences.

As a teacher and learner, I believe it’s always more satisfying and effective to teach from our own experiences. For example, let’s say that I read a certain book about business and tips for growth, we’ll simply call this book, the Business Book. All of my friends and family recommended this book to me, and wholeheartedly believed that this book was the absolute key to business success. It was even on the best seller list! Super stoked and with much confidence, I read the entire Business Book from cover to cover numerous times. It was well-worn, had many highlighted paragraphs and marginal notes. I read it so much that I had certain passages memorized. I followed every single tip and direction that was written in the book for years. However, my business never saw any growth. It never dawned on me until then that not one of my friends or family members had true business growth. They didn’t even have their own business journey, they simply followed along with the crowd. They listened and followed simply because someone who was richer than them (the author) told them to. And little did I know, I was doing the same. Just one of the many sheep in a lost herd.

It takes nothing to follow the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.

I then began to do things my own way, based on my very own experiences. Growth was substantial! A few years later new entrepreneur comes up to me and asks me for tips on business growth. Do I recommend the Business Book, you know, the “amazing” book that everyone swore by, to her that was so very ineffective? Or do I give her advice from my own business experiences?

What the moral of the short story here? Teach and preach based on your own experiences, not someone’s stories. Pursue a life by your truth, not someone else’s.

Kant argued that human knowledge begins with experience:

There is no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. For how should our faculty of knowledge be awakened into action did not objects affecting our senses partly of themselves produce representations, partly arouse the activity of our understanding to compare these representations, and, by combining or separating them work up the raw material of the sensible impressions into that knowledge of objects which is entitled experience? In the order of time, therefore, we have no knowledge antecedent to experience, and with experience, all our knowledge begins.” Critique of Pure Reason (1781)

Do you agree or disagree?

So, above were just a few notes.
My short and sweet review: This book, How to Practice Buddhism is undoubtedly helpful to anyone who wants to learn more about Buddhism, whether they want to pursue the Buddhist path or not.


This books covers:
– how to practice Buddhism
– the significance of the Dharma
– foundations of Buddhism
– the mind
– human behavior
– different characters
– religion can be divided into two groups
– three simple methods
– why is religion needed (very eye-opening!)
– meditation (many confuse meditation with the path of Buddhism itself, meditation is simply a practice, it is not Buddhism)
– the consequences of modern forms of entertainment
– the Buddha preached according to his own experience
– how to follow the Buddha
– the gradual development of the Buddhist way of life (traditions, cultural, devotional, intellectual and spiritual)

The list above was compiled by the subtitles. You will definitely get quite a bit from this book, including new vocabulary words, if you’re not familiar with Buddhism. Maybe even a new outlook on life.


What is the Buddhist’s view of salvation?
How do you really become a Buddhist?
In detail, what do Buddhists really believe?

Click HERE, to download this book to find out! (automatic PDF download)