SUMO – The Best Marketing Tool I Know To Grow Your Small Business Big!

Sumo Tools To Explode Your E-mail Subscriber Growth

I want to tell you about a great tool that I have been using for my own website and that is used by some names you’ll probably recognize (AirBNB, theChive, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss). 

It’s called Sumo, a set of tools that help automate your business’s growth. 

What I love about this tool is it is something that is used by some of the biggest sites on the internet, but is also easy to use and accessible for people like me and you.

If you’re visiting this page that means you probably joined my list via one of Sumo’s tools that I use on my website. Cool, huh? They work seamlessly on your site without taking away from your message.

Personally, I recommend you start with using their List Builder. It’s a phenomenal way to grow your email list and the painless install takes less than a minute. How cool is that?

I paid handsomely for an e-commerce course and learned about this tool from the course. And you get this information here for free, lucky you! Seriously.

Check out Sumo here (I recommend the Small plan to start with): Sumo.com.

By Kenny

sohosos, LLC

October Free Giveaway Winners Awarded!

Hidden Neck / Pocket RFID Blocking Travel / Everyday Carry Anti-Theft Passport Belt Wallet / Pouch by SOS EDC™ - Never Lose Your Wallet Again!The October “FREE SOS EDC™ Neck Pouch / Belt Wallet Giveaway” has been successfully concluded. This is the third contest and the number of contestants jumped exponentially more than the previous two contests. Congratulations to the three randomly selected winners as listed below.

  1. Donna Kozar from Evansville, IN
  2. Jennifer Herman from Pevely, MO
  3. Jenny Ham from Topeka, KS

The winning prizes have been mailed to winners, which they should receive sometimes this week. Even though you did not win the prize, I want to make sure everyone who participated is a winner as well. An exclusive 20% discount code has also been sent to the participants who referred others to the contest.  All participants will also receive an exclusive discount code shortly.

Once again thank you very much for participating the Free Giveaway contest. Please be on the lookout for the future contest.

 

 

Winners of The September Free-giveaways Contest!

 Congratulations to Andreas Theodoulou from Spotsylvania, Virginia & Ruslan Selkhanov from Manhattan, NY. They are the winners of last month’s Free-giveaways Contest. Andreas Theodoulou won the Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain. And Ruslan Selkhanov won the Carbon Fiber Leather RFID Blocking Anti-theft Passport Wallet w/ Removable Chain. Both of them are very excited when they were informed about the winning.

If you have not entered for this month’s Free-giveaways Contest, there are still a few days left, so please enter the contest now by clicking here.

The Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain has been quite popular recently and to give you more choices, the Minimalist Saffiano Leather RFID Blocking Anti-theft Card Holder Wallet with Removable Chain will be available for sale on Amazon in just a few days as they are being shipped to an Amazon warehouse. Please add it to your shopping list on Amazon’s website. The quantity is limited so hurry. It’s also a great gift idea for the coming holidays.

 

SOS EDC™ Monthly Free Giveaway Contest – October, 2017

Hidden Neck / Pocket RFID Blocking Travel / Everyday Carry Anti-Theft Passport Belt Wallet / Pouch by SOS EDC™ - Never Lose Your Wallet Again!I like to thank last month’s contest participants and will contact the winners soon. If you missed last month’s contest deadline, fear not, here is another chance. This month three lucky winners will receive the SOS EDC™ RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Travel Passport Neck Pouch / Belt Wallet.

This wallet is my personal favorite which I carry every day. It’s the most versatile & secure wallet for everyday carry and traveling. Despite the 1 star review, the wallet is well made and high quality. I challenged the review with offering exchange or refund but I have not received any response from the reviewer. And if you purchased this wallet before, I like to invite you to share your experience with the wallet. You can go to your Amazon order page to write a product review. Unlike others, I don’t buy reviews.

Anyway, to participate this month’s free giveaway contest, please visit the link below:

http://sohosos.com/giveaways/sos-edc-neck-pouch-belt-wallet-give-away/

Good Luck!

Why Stocking Investing Is Not For Everyone

I got into stocking investing right after I got my first paycheck because I heard stories how some people got rich through stock investing. So I must say that I have been investing in the stock market for about 20 years now. Did I get rich through investing in the stocks? I certainly wish I did, overall I did make a little bit of money but not significant that I can claim I am getting rich via the stock market.

The reason I haven’t lost money in the stock market yet which I believe is the stock picking software program I purchased a while back. It cost me almost $2000. I bought the program from a well-known financial company which provides stock investing advice & services. With that program, I can pick stocks based on the criteria such earning per share, broker ranking, dividend…etc., which a whole lot easier to pick the stocks than asking tips from friends and coworker or the recommendation from the so-called stock market gurus.

The other reason of not losing money if not making any is time. You have to spend time watching your portfolio if you are the do it yourself type investor. But for most of the investors, time is a luxury. They have to go to the nine to five job and most of the time, the stock market opens at the same 9 to 5 time schedule.

But even if I tried pretty hard in doing the best I could to avoid lost in the market, the stock market simply is quite volatile. For example, I purchased 2000 shares of a stock recommended by the stocking picking program for $ $0.28 per share back in May this year and I noticed the price has been dropping but all the sudden it jumped to $24 a share last Friday. But I didn’t really get too excited about this, especially this stock is missing from the stock holding position list on the stock broker’s website. So I called the stock broker’s office and found that since the stock is listed on NASDAQ, the stock has to maintain a certain price to continue to be listed, so the company did a 9000 to 1 share split, meaning if I had 9000 shares of this stock before I will receive 1 share to $24!! Since I only own 2000 shares of the stock, I will only get a fraction of a share, the value so insignificant, I might as well just write it off from the list.

Anyway, this is to show you how silly the stock market can be. Do not depend on the stock market for your retirement. Diversify into real estate investing and other hard assets such as gold & silver as well. The best way to retire comfortably is to have the reliable source of passive income streams, the stock market is certainly not one of them.

 

SOS EDC™ Monthly Giveaway Contest – September, 2017

In order to spread our SOS EDC™ brand awareness, we are giving away our products to three lucky winners for free each month until the end of the year, shipping included. All you need to do is just enter to win. Please also refer your friends to participate to increase your chance of winning.

Please note that we will collect your email address for the giveaway contest notification purpose and for sending you occasional promotional messages. We will not share your email address with any third parties and you can unsubscribe at anytime you like.

To participate the free giveaway contest, please visit the link below:

SOS EDC™ Free Giveaway Contest

New Product Preview – SOS EDC™ Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain

 Building on our popular “Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-theft Passport Wallet w/ Removable Chain”, I am very excited to introduce our new “Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain“. The product page has been created and live on Amazon.com. However, they are not available for sale yet. The production is near completion and hopefully will be available toward the end of August or earlier September. Please add it to your Wish List on Amazon for ease of access and you should also receive a reminder when the card case wallets are available for sale.

Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet with Chain

I really believe the “Minimalist Carbon Fiber Card Case Wallet” is a great compliment with its big brother the “Carbon Fiber Passport Wallet“. The “Carbon Fiber Passport Wallet” is great when you are traveling or you have to carry a lot of cash plus a variety of cards such as credit cards, ATM card, driver license…etc. But for many people these days, we hardly carry any cash and may carry a driver license, an ATM card, one or two credit cards, medical insurance card, road side assistance card such as the AAA card and may be another membership card, fear not, the “Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain” can store all mentioned and remains slim and won’t make your pocket bulge.

It features the same high-quality real carbon fiber with leather; it also has the beautifully matching removable chain to keep the wallet from slipping out of your pocket or being pickpocketed. With the removable chain option, you have the flexibility in how you want to carry the wallet. And its RFID blocking feature keeps your credit cards with electronic chips safe from ID theft scanning devices. And it comes with a nice matching gift box as well. The “Minimalist Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Card Case Wallet w/ Removable Chain” will be a great gift for your friends & loves. I am sure they will be thrilled when they receive this wallet.

Carbon Fiber Leather RFID Blocking Anti-theft Travel Passport Wallet With Removable Chain by SOS EDC™ - Never Lose Your Wallet Again!Another good news is the next production of the “Carbon Fiber RFID Blocking Anti-theft Passport Wallet w/ Removable Chain” will come with a nice gift box as well. That’s why the current in stock passport wallets are on sale now to make room for the new ones with the gift boxes. As mentioned above, the two carbon fiber wallets really compliment each other well and you should definitely purchase both of them and I will make sure you will get a discount when you purchase both together.

Finally but not the least, please do not forget about the undeserving one-star review “SOS EDC Hidden RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Travel Passport Neck / Belt Wallet“. Depending on your life style, this is the most versatile wallet and it’s my own personal favorite. It could be worn inside the pants to stay hidden or can be carried in the front or back pocket. It can also be hung on your neck with the supplied lanyard. You can definitely carry more stuff with this wallet if that’s what suits your need. As for me, depending on where I am going, I will either carry my favorite fidget spinner or two spare magazines as part of my concealed carry option which I am a permit holder, by the way. My recommendation is to get all three wallets so you will have the right one for the right occasion and I will make sure you will get a bigger discount for purchasing all three wallets as well. And don’t forget, all the wallets are backed with the 30-day money back guarantee. Simply return it for refund or exchange.

Looking forward, the up coming products will be more focused on personal security and survival tools. The best gift you can give to your loved ones is to be able to return home safe & sound at the end of the day.

Carrying Your Favorite Fidget Spinners – One Of The Many Uses of The SOS EDC™ RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Travel Passport Neck Pouch Belt Wallet

 I noticed some kind of spinning devices called fidget spinners started to show up in the Woot emails recently but didn’t pay much attention to them until I came across a news article talking about how popular the fidget spinners are popular with teenagers and little kids alike. I also watched a YouTube video on this “fad” widget and apparently, it can also be used to reduce stress and anxiety. So I decided to purchase one to see what’s it all about. Well, I must say that I am hooked on playing with it. So I decided to purchase several more not just for myself but for my daughters as well, thinking they might like them. To my surprise or not, once I showed them over FaceTime, my 5 & 6-year-old daughters shouted “Fidget Spinners!” with excitement.

Anyway, now I take my favorite fidget spinners wherever I go and the best way to keep them safe is, of course, the trusty SOS EDC™ RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Travel Passport Neck Pouch Belt Wallet. Well, with that said, as much as I love this belt wallet, I did receive the first and a one-star review on Amazon for this wallet. I am pretty sure the wallet that customer happened to receive is a defective one and is the first bad one that I know of. Since I am also using one myself daily, I know how durable the wallet is. However, I did notice the workmanship on the inside of the wallet is a bit on the rough side. The cut of the fabric layer is not very tidy and there are some loose threads hanging out. But this can be fixed with a little snipping with a pair of scissors.

To remedy the bad experience that customer had, I encouraged the customer to return the defective belt wallet for a refund or exchange and did another follow up via the Amazon customer support portal, but so far I have not yet received the refund or exchange request which makes me wonder why? As you may know, there are honest reviews and bogus reviews as well. Anyway, as stated in the product description, I encourage you to request a refund or exchange if you are not happy with any of our products for any reason.

To my delight, despite the one-star negative feedback, there are customers continue to purchase the belt wallet. If you like the wallet I really encourage you to leave a positive feedback if you can spare a few minutes. Carrying my favorite fidget spinners is just one of the many ways I used the SOS EDC™ RFID Blocking Anti-Theft Travel Passport Neck Pouch Belt Wallet. To find out many other uses of the wallet, please click through the slideshow on the product page.

Lastly, one good thing comes out of the bad review is that the customer did acknowledge the design & function of this wallet is exactly what he is looking for. I will take that as a compliment and I will make sure the manufacturer will do a better job in quality control of the product.

Rexing V1 – The Best Budget Dash Cam?

 I have been considering installing a dash cam on my car for a long time but didn’t make up my mind until recently. What changed my mind are the stories I heard about how beneficial the dash cams are in providing evidence for the owners when the accidents occurred. Especially with this particular story, though not verified, a driver decided to stop rushing a red light half way through the intersection and backed up the vehicle and hit the car in behind without paying attention. At the time driver who backed up the car admitted that he was at fault. Since it is so obvious as who at fault in this incident, the victimized driver didn’t think much about it after exchanging insurance information and is confident that the other driver’s insurance will cover the damage his vehicle suffered and there for didn’t get any written statement from the other driver or get a third party witness statement nor called the police and there is no surveillance camera at the intersection.

And of course, he was shocked to learn that the other driver told a completely different story to the insurance company and accusing the other driver hit him from behind. Even though the story is not verified,  but this shows you that how important to have a dash cam on the car. There would be no denying what exactly happened if there is dash cam installed in the car. So, after hearing the story and the fact that road rage is on the increase, I decided to invest in a dash cam.

So I decided to do some research on Amazon to see which dash cam to get and the choices are plenty. There are cheap ones and expensive ones. I don’t need all the bells & whistles but too cheap is not desirable either as most often the quality suffers. Based on the review ratings, I finally set my eyes on the Rexing V1 2.4″ LCD FHD 1080p 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording. However, before I actually purchased the Rexig V1, I purchased a different dash cam because that dash cam has a wider view angle: 180 degree v.s. Rexing V1’s 170 degree and a little bit cheaper as well. The major differences between the two are the shape and attachment method. The attachment method if why I ultimately choose Rexing V1. The one I bought before the Rex V1 uses the suction cup to attach the dash cam to the car’s windshield. As you may find out, the best place to attach the dash cam is right behind the rearview mirror, and with most new model cars, that patch area has some protruded small dots on the surface of the glass and this makes the suction cup very difficult to stay put for an extended period of time, not to mention the frequent bumps on the road which will definitely make the dash cam staying put very difficult. To remediate this issue,  you can attach the dash cam below the protruded dots, but then it’s too low for my taste and it also obstruct the view and may not be legal in some states. And this placement also makes the dash cam more visible from the outside of the vehicle. So I returned that dash cam and bought the Rexing V1 and I am not disappointed but some minor gripe.

As I mentioned above, what makes Rexing V1 different from other dash cam is how it is attached to the windshield, it uses adhesive tape instead of the suction cup. This makes it possible to be attached right behind the rearview mirror and just above the shaded area. This is a major plus for me. However, as I soon found out, this is also a potentially big issue when the weather gets hot which sometimes turn over 90 and 100 degrees in temperature and the adhesive tape material becomes liquefied causing the dash cam to fall off the windshield and this happened several times to me. My solution to this problem is to use the 3M Scotch 4011 Exterior Mounting Tape or similar double sided tapes. All I did is just put the tape right on top of the original adhesive layer of the dash cam. The result so far is quite satisfactory, the dash cam attached securely despite the recent scorching heat of over 90 to 100-degree Fahrenheit. However, I did put under the shade of the trees, not sure if it will continue to stick if the car is parked under the direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time with high heat. But I am happy with this solution so far.

The other good features of this dash cam include:

  • wide 170-degree view angle.
  • 1080P FHD resolution @ 30fps and other resolution choices. I am very impressed with the video clarity.
  • Accepts the 128GB SD Memory Card, I recommend at least the 64GB SD card. With loop recording enabled, users will have the option to record videos in loops of 3, 5, or 10minute video files. I found out each 3 minute video file witht the 1080P resolution is about 295MB. 
  • It has the ACCIDENT AUTO DETECTION FEATURE (G-SENSOR), which will automatically lock and save any video file that was recorded when the camera detected abrupt displacement or drastic change of position.
  • It has a built-in mic, you can turn the sound recording on or off.
  • Its wedge shape form factor makes it less obstructive and less noticeable.
  • and a few more features which I don’t want to elaborate here.

As with any products, there are cons as well:

  • The adhesive tape comes with the dash cam is too weak.
  • The built-in battery capacity is too small, it may last about 15 to 20 minute at best, so the dash cam should be plugged in with the power supply cable when driving. But they do have the Rexing Hard Wire Kit for you to connect the dash cam to the car’s battery so that you can use dash cam’s parking mode to monitor your car when it’s parked.
  • The reflection of the dashboard gets into the recording, but this could be common with other dash cams as well.
  • Not easy to transfer to a different car, so far I have not been able to find a spare same length power cable for sale.

Anyway, so far after a little over two months of using the Rexing V1 2.4″ LCD FHD 1080p 170 Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder Car Dash Cam, I am quite happy with it and I do highly recommend it if you need one. Be safe! 🙂


A Must Read Book If You Want To Get Ahead Of Your Life

I have never recommended a book which I have not finished reading yet, but this book is an exception. It’s the latest book by MJ DeMarco: UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship. The book is quite long with over 400 pages. I have completed reading about 1/3 of the book and I can’t help but share it with you, partly because I totally resonate with what I have read so far and most importantly, I have also read MJ DeMarco’s other book: The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime. This book really inspired me and provided me with clarity and encouragement in the pursuit of freedom, may it be personal or financial. And that’s why I purchased the UNSCRIPTED: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship book right away when I received an email from MJ DeMarco announcing the availability of the new book on Amazon in 05/24/17. I purchased the Kindle version of the book and immediately put the other book I was reading aside and starting reading this book whenever I have the chance. If you really want to get ahead in life, you need to follow his Unscripted advice. I highly recommend you to preview his book below: