(NEW PHOTOGRAPHY) Dinglewood Pharmacy Columbus Georgia on Behance



This is just some of my photography I have been working on lately. I forget how much I love taking photos and editing them on photoshop and in lightroom. Let me know what you all think and feel free to check out my other projects on Behance while you are there.



Dinglewood Pharmacy Columbus Georgia on Behance

Selling T-Shirt Designs On Creative Market



As a t-shirt and graphic designer who creates images and graphics to go on all types of products I am always trying to get my design up on as many websites as possible to make more and more money all the time. Most designers that are serious about graphic design know that time is very valuable and when you can save yourself hours of work it is only logical that you would want to do so as long as it does not compromises your work ethic. This is why sites like Creative Market are so great. As designers we can find fonts and other design elements that you can use in your designs instead of creating everything from scratch all the time. When you need a graphic of a bird, or a dog you can go to a site like creative market and look for graphics that other designers have already created that you can purchase and incorporate into your design thus, saving you time.

Citrus Berry Infused Water Recipe (With Video)


When I am not working online for a living I love to read and implement new healthy eating, drinking, and exercise practises into my life. I am always all over Pinterest looking for clean organic recipes that I can try out but what I realized is among all of the recipes out there not a lot of focus is put on what we drink. I am not saying you can not find similar recipes in much more eye catching ways then mine I just think we need more recipes and information out there about the liquids we drink and put into our body. In fact I think in some instances drinking water is a little bit more important than food in some ways. Why you ask? Because we can go days with only water in our bodies. Food does not have the same reciprocal properties unless you only eat juicy fruits for days to survive. This is just my theory of how I look at it but none the less plain old water can get boring if you drink it all the time. I have turned into a water fanatic ever since I started drinking a gallon a day, (more on that in a later blog post) but I still crave flavor a lot.

I started out like most people would by putting lemon in my water for both flavor and health benefits that it has. Lemon is great for cleansing your system out, neutralizing bad breath, and giving you a healthy dose of vitamin C, especially if you use the Meyer Lemons, they have more than traditional lemons do. There was one thing that stood out to me when I started researching lemon water and the health benefits. If I could add lemon to my water what else could I add that was natural and healthy. I stumbled across all types of recipes on Pinterest and across the Internet and even found a water bottle for doing just that. Its called a infuser. You can buy just the infuser that holds fruit in a plastic container with holes that you stick down in your water bottle so that you don't drink seeds and pulp, or you can buy a bottle with it built in or that comes with one that simply sits down in there. Click here to check out all the awesome and inexpensive water bottles with infused on Amazon that I found. I got mine for about $15 dollars but you can go cheaper or more high end if you prefer. The stand alone plastic containers with holes are the cheapest but they cant fit through the mouth opening of every bottle that is why I suggest just buying a bottle with it built in so you don't have to worry about if it fits.

So with all that said, on to the recipe. Assuming you have a infuser water bottle lets move on to what you need.

Ingredients:

1/4 Lemon (I use Meyer Lemons because of the high Vitamin C levels)
2 small strawberries (You may have to cut them and the other ingredients depending on the size of your infuser and bottle.)
1/2 a handful of blueberries
3 cubes of Mango

Instructions:

Squeeze the lemons into the bottle first then put them in your infuser.
Put the rest of the fruit in the infuser outside of the water bottle then once its all in there drop it down into the bottle.
Proceed to fill a 16-20 ounce bottle the rest of the way with your preferred type of water.
Close the lid and shake.
Enjoy!


As you see it is very simple and you can mix up the ingredients of any type of fruit you want. I like to buy frozen fruit already cut up in the bag. This way it serves 2 purposes. You can use it like ice cubes to keep the water cold and as it thaws out you have an ice cream like consistency you can munch on for a healthy snack!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Make sure you do what feels right to you and use the fruits you like. Once again you can pick up a infuser water bottle here on Amazon at many price points. If you have a great recipe I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks and have a great day!

Jake


Free Photoshop Clothing Mockup PSD Templates For Print On Demand Designers & Sellers



If you are like me and one of your income streams is from print on demand clothing, prints, and accessories then you surely have searched the internet at least once for mockups to show of your designs in a eye catching way. Let's face it, when you have 500-1,000 designs up on a site it can look kind of stale when every image you share across the internet has the same cookie cutter template and not to mention you look just like your competition just with a different design. To potential customers looking at a wall of Amazon Merch images shared on a Facebook page or pinterest they will all start to look the same because they all look like they are on the same shirt with a different design on top of them.


The Mammoth! Watercolour Kit For Your Graphic Design Business



If you are a designer like me who designs for t-shirts, mugs, cups, bags, totes, tanks, prints, iphone and samsung galaxy devices. Then you know how important it is to keep your go to tools like shapes, brushes, vectors, patterns, and PSDs within reach at all times while creating.

If found this huge collection on Creative Market, where I find a lot of other useful tools that I create with. It's not the biggest I have ever seen but there are endless opportunities when you have a pack of 500 like this. The style of these vectors go great with that handwritten and elegant look and feel you see everywhere now days. The icons and decorations are even perfect for wedding invitations and announcement cards.
handwritten vectors
https://goo.gl/sosDDM

These are paid for vectors but if you have never paid for vectors before what you will quickly find is that you have so many in this bundle that you can create hundreds of thousands of designs for years to come. That is what makes these so worth it. You just can't beat high quality professionally designed vectors. Everything you create looks fantastic effortlessly.

You can view all the further details of this bundle pack here on the Creative Market website. I also advise you if you haven't before to check out the rest of their site, it is packed full of gold nuggets for your design business and should definitely bookmark it.


Today Matters by John C Maxwell Audiobook

This here is one of my favorite books that I like to go back and read from time to time. You can listen to the whole thing on Youtube for free. John C. Maxwell is a great writer and thinker and he has many books that I personally consider classics. If you haven't read this book give it a listen in your free time. It gives you great perspective on your attitude and how it affects your daily life and how to change it if it is bad.




Entrepreneur Thoughts #2 Calculated Risk & Going All In

This is episode 2 in my new series "Entrepreneur Thoughts". Here I am talking about how the risk that I have taken so far in my business has helped me catapult my success faster and further than I thought possible. Be sure to head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe to follow me as I make my way to the top of the success ladder from hard work, hustle, and smart decisions.




Reselling on Ebay and Amazon from a Beginner's Perspective

Being a internet Entrepreneur is not as easy as a lot of people may think from the outside looking in so I am always looking for more ways to increase my cash flow. In my years of experience I have gone from Adsense, to Commission junction through websites and email marketing, Clickbank products which I could never sale, to other backbone staples of e commerce like Ebay and Amazon.

After my Adsense account got shut down and Commission junction said I could not use my links the way I was using them I was back to being a beginner all over again. The other advertising company's that compete with Google don't even come close to the money Google can earn you but all in all your not going to get rich with adsense unless you have a major website with 100,000 visitors a month or more.

I have bounced from one thing to another much like any other online entrepreneur desperately seeking that solid source of income so that I can quit my day job. What I have noticed is this about myself. The two times I have been laid of from different jobs I was making 500-1,000 per month but within 2-3 months each time I got let go from my jobs. I was hungry for cash, desperate for anything to work, and I ate slept and breathed the online world of making money every waking second of the day and you know what? Only then have I ever made a substantial amount of money. What does this all mean and what am I getting to? Well its pretty obvious, unless you can devote massive amounts of time I see it to be a extremely slow climb if you ever make money online at all. The reason you hear all these people becoming successful online is because they were backed into a corner and had to start fighting for their life to survive because the job market in America is not what it use to be.