Wednesday, June 1, 2022

7 ways to make money online


It is estimated that 70% of university grads leave Jamaica because of the limited employment opportunities available on the island. Creating online opportunities is a valid option and one way to stay in Jamaica instead of becoming a diasporian. The net allows you to make a living, while enjoying the sun and sand on the “rock”. Also, in this era it is best to have multiple streams of revenue. Having an income from just one source is not a good idea, especially if other family members are relying on you. Obtaining a smart phone, access to the internet and the use of a computer gives you choices. Here are some ways to make money online:

1.       E-Commerce – selling a physical product. Some examples are selling on Amazon or Shopify

2.    Drop shipping – working with wholesalers and distribution to move product

3.   Affiliate Marketing- attach a company’s link to your website, blog or social media and you get commission

4.   Software Business aka SAS –create active campaigns, go to meeting; create software that solves the needs of the market.

5.  Google Ad Sense- Ad program that allows you to run Ads on your website, blog or You Tube channel.

6.  Expert Business – packaging your expert skill i.e. creation of teachable class, Udemy, online classes, training program, digital marketer anything to enhance people’s life.

7.  Become a professional You Tuber. All you need to do is create something that a particular niche would benefit. In other words, “What’s in it for me and why am I giving you 10 minutes of my viewing time?” Some examples of successful Jamaican You Tubers are Mouta Massi, JaRadio TV and kevin2wokrayzee. Each of their presentations of Jamaican culture is unique and that is why their channels are so popular.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Focus on your niche


Finding the place where you fit in and feel successful benefits you as well as your potential audience.  This is why having a focus on your content and brand is very powerful. Who you are providing a product or service determines your niche. Because so many things comprise your unique personality, certain factors will have to be taken into consideration to captivate your audience. There is no such thing as one size fits all.

Who is my audience? This is the most practical thing you must consider in your entrepreneur journey. What is your purpose? It must align with practically to avoid burn out. By taking things in bit size chucks, you won’t feel overwhelmed. As the saying goes “How do you eat an elephant? You take one bite at a time.” Consider what are you trying to achieve and its time frame. Practically means revenue. In other words, is the startup cost realistic? Can I do this business online or do I need a storefront?  We live in the internet era, so be sure to open the following accounts in order to get paid in a timely manner: Paypal, Stripe, Venmo, Cash App.

Friday, April 1, 2022



We live in a fast passed world and because of that, we often give more to others than to ourselves. How long can that work without burning out? When you are burnt out, what is left for you? Stop doing that because life is too short. Savor moments and create memories. The best way to do that is to create options. Here are some easy steps to take:

1.       Give yourself permission to ask for help. Remember the only bad question is the one you did not ask out of pride and fear.

2.       Give yourself permission to say no. This creates boundaries in order to save your energy for what you really want to do.

3.       Give yourself permission to set the bar high.  However, it is ok that you don’t complete the intended task. As the saying goes: if you reach for the stars and if you don’t get them, at least got to the sky. Doing your best is what counts.

4.       Give yourself permission to take a chance. Yes, believe in yourself and don’t ever listen to someone else who tells you that you can’t. Ask yourself why are they telling you not to do it? Is it because your success means they now have to evaluate themselves. You can hear advice but always listen to your voice.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

The health benefits of guava


Guava is a sweet and juicy tropical fruit grown abundantly throughout the Caribbean. It’s typically enjoyed on its own, juiced, and in desserts, and is sold fresh, frozen, canned, and in the form of guava paste or jam. This mouthwatering fruit has skin ranging in color from yellow to green with sweet pink flesh and a soft center full of easy-to-scoop-out seeds. With vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and more, guava is an excellent food to include in your diet. Read on to learn about the health benefits of guava.

1. Guava helps with weight loss

Filling guava satisfies sugar cravings and has no cholesterol, a high ratio of fiber to sugar, and even a little protein (1.5 grams per serving). It’s the perfect energy-boosting snack for those trying to lose weight.

2. It’s a good choice for diabetics

The high ratio of fiber to sugar means that guava is a great choice for diabetics. The fiber slows down sugar absorption, reducing the chance of an insulin spike.

3. It improves vision

Guavas have a high vitamin A content, which is important for healthy eyes and vision. Vitamin A helps to ward off cataracts, macular degeneration, and age related vision changes.

4. It helps prevent cancer

Antioxidants in guava help prevent the development of cancer. Specifically, gauva is a good source of the antioxidant lycopene which is shown to greatly decrease prostate tumors, and also may prevent breast cancer. Guava leaf oil is said to be able to greatly diminish malignant growth even better than present day prescriptions.

5. It boosts the immune system and wards off scurvy

Guava has 5 times as much vitamin C per serving as oranges! Vitamin C is important for the immune system and helps the body fight off a wide range of bacterial and viral diseases. Scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, can be prevented or easily cured with guava.

6. It’s good for digestive health

Naturally occurring astringents in guava have antibacterial and disinfectant properties. They help keep digestive bacteria in check to prevent and treat gastroenteritis and other effects of bacterial imbalance. In addition, vitamin C, carotenoids, and potassium in guava all help to strengthen and improve the function of the intestines.

7. It helps the thyroid

Guava is a good source of copper which serves a critical function in thyroid metabolism. Copper aids in the control of the production and absorption of hormones.

8. It improves cognitive function

Guava contains energy-boosting and cognitive enhancing b-vitamins, especially vitamins B6 and B3. These vitamins help with a broad range of systems in the body, especially with the functioning of the brain and nervous systems. The results are improved focus and memory retention.

9. It lowers bad cholesterol

Several studies have shown that vitamin B3, or niacin, increases good HDL cholesterol, lowers triglycerides, and lowers bad LDL cholesterol as well as or better than some prescription drugs. Niacin is often prescribed by doctors in combination with statins for the treatment of high cholesterol. Guava provides some of this daily vitamin B3 requirement.

10. It supports healthy, glowing skin

The antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and potassium in guava all contribute to good skin health. These nutrients support a clear complexion and can help prevent wrinkles and premature aging. Additionally, the high water content in guava helps keep skin hydrated and plump.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

February 14th is Valentine's Day


 Jamaican love couple’s guidelines

Yes, my love is true but we have to have some ground rules before we proceed. What is not official and beneficial, I will let it go. I want to live as long as I want and not want for as long as I live. I will not ride on a battleship in order to have a relationship.

Follow these guidelines and all will be well with the world:

1.        Make three true “we” statements each. For instance, “We are both in this room feeling ... “

2.        Complete this sentence: “I wish I had someone with whom I could share ... “

3.        If you were going to become a close friend with your partner, please share what would be important for him or her to know.

4.        Tell your partner what you like about them; be very honest this time, saying things that you might not say to someone you’ve just met.

5.        Share with your partner an embarrassing moment in your life.

6.        When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?

7.        Tell your partner something that you like about them already.

8.        What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

9.        If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven’t you told them yet?

10.      Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?

11.      Of all the people in your family, whose death would you find most disturbing? Why?

12.      Share a personal problem and ask your partner’s advice on how he or she might handle it. Also, ask your partner to reflect back to you how you seem to be feeling about the problem you have chosen.


Think on these gems to have a great life, perfect partner and in building the most important institution for Jamaica’s future – the family.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Health Benefits of Breadfruit



The breadfruit is a round, rough-skinned, green colored fruit, named for its bread-like texture when cooked. The flavor is mild and potato-like. It’s commonly roasted, boiled, baked, or fried and can be juiced to make a refreshing and healthy drink. Aside from being a robust accompaniment to any meal, breadfruit also happens to be very nutritious. Read on to learn about the many health benefits of breadfruit.

1. Breadfruit improves cardiovascular health

Breadfruit is a good source of potassium, a vasodilator which helps to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases. It also has a high fiber content which has been shown to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

2. It prevents disease

One serving of breadfruit has 46% your daily value of antioxidant vitamin C, which is important for keeping the immune system strong. It has a range of other antioxidants, which help prevent cancer, premature aging, and heart disease by neutralizing free radicals in the body.

3. It’s an energy powerhouse

Breadfruit is a good source of carbs, which is the main source of energy for the body.

4. It’s a good choice for diabetics

Eating breadfruit with your meal will help to prevent insulin spikes. The fiber in breadfruit slows down the body’s processing of sugar.


5. It improves digestion

Breadfruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber which is important for smooth digestion. Including breadfruit in the diet can help prevent and relieve constipation and bloating, and reduce your risk of colon cancer.

6. It’s good for your skin

Whether eaten or applied topically, breadfruit can improve skin tone and texture and also help soothe skin irritation and rashes. Breadfruit has anti-inflammatory properties that have a noticeable effect on skin, as well as a range of antioxidants, including vitamin C to keep skin looking young and healthy.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

The health benefits of pineapple


Sweet, juicy pineapple is both delicious and nutritious. Loaded with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory properties, this prickly fruit helps you ward off infections and feel your best. Enjoy this versatile fruit alone, in salsas, salads, cakes, and pies, baked with ham, and grilled with meats. Keep reading to learn about the many health benefits of pineapple.

1. Pineapple improves joint and muscle pain

Pineapples contain bromelain which is a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme. Eating pineapple improves symptoms for those with arthritis and injury related joint and muscle pain.

2. It wards off colds and flu

Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for the immune system. Numerous studies have shown that those who consume high levels of Vitamin C come down with less cold and flu viruses, so eating pineapple just might keep you from catching the next bug.

3. It clears sinus and chest congestion

Bromelain in pineapple breaks up mucus and has anti-inflammatory effects. For those with cold, flu, or allergies eating pineapple is a good way to ease congestion.

4. It improves circulation

Pineapple contains potassium which is a vasodilator. This means eating pineapple can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart attacks, strokes, and atherosclerosis.


5. It promotes tissue and cellular health

The body needs vitamin C to make collagen, which is the basic protein of skin, organs, bones, and veins. Eating vitamin C rich pineapple improves collagen production, helping to improve overall health and to speed up wound healing. Pineapple also contains manganese, which keeps bones strong.

6. It fights cancer

Pineapples are rich in vitamin A, beta carotene, bromelain, different flavonoid mixes, and large amounts of manganese, which all have anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects. Pineapple has specifically been identified with preventing and improving treatment of cancers of the mouth, throat, and breast.

7. It improves digestion

Rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, Pineapple helps keep the digestive system regular and helps to relieve and prevent bloating and constipation.