UberEats McDonalds Delivery -- I Ordered McDonalds Using UberEats & This Is How It Went

May 20, 2017

Hello fellow millennials, generation x'ers, baby boomers, etcetera etcetera. Welcome to my review of UberEats McDonalds Delivery. Yes, you read that right my friend. You can have McDonalds at the tip of your fingertips with a few swipes here and there. How much will it cost? Just a couple dollars and a few taxes. Extremely affordable and scrumptiously tempting.

UberEats McDonalds Delivery -- I Ordered McDonalds Using UberEats & This Is How It Went

Guess what? Let me tell you one more time. You can now have your McDonalds cravings satisfied -- thanks to UberEats Delivery. It's about time that McDonalds offer delivery and participate in the sharing economy because us millennials are not lazy, but instead busy taking care of more important needs. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself to a week of junk food. 

With my accidental discovery, I felt a zap of energy and a spark of happiness within when I saw it right in front of me. The beautiful red and yellow specs of the brand gleaming at my very existence. I just finished a 3000-word research paper and it's time to re-nourish the neurons who were hard at work one millisecond ago. I was tired of Yelp's repeating pizza offerings and GrubHub's Indian restaurant choices that I didn't really like. Well hey, Amazon Restaurants isn't offered where I live, so let's try UberEats if they have finally caught up in my neighborhood. 

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TADAH! So many beautiful choices! Sushi here, pizza there, Asian cuisines here, and fast food over there! No way! Yes way!

Menu is exactly the same as the store menu. Food is being prepared and I just couldn't stop being excited. It's like a dream come true in the 20th century.

A few minutes later, the food arrived and got devoured. The overall experience was superb. My order was complete, warm, on-time, and arrived in great edible condition. The Uber Driver was superb too!

Have you tired it yet? If not, use my code ( EATS-KIMMYG251UI )so you can get $10 off your order, then I get $5 off. It's a win-win for both of us! If you have, how was your experience? Comment below! I'd love to hear your opinion!

Start A Blog that Earns

May 13, 2017

Many bloggers out there are already experts in their field when it comes to writing, publishing, and earning online. There are thousands, if not, millions of "How to Start A Blog" tutorials out there that will aid anyone who basically wants to start a blog, and this is yet another one of those. However, in this article, I will present a way on how to start a blog and earn residual income for yourself, as well as monetize your blog for profits. As a bonus, I will also present tools and techniques on how to up your blog by targeting your ideal "niche" and empowering your blog with keywords that convert. Most importantly, be able to start from scratch and eventually grow your blog into a professional website without spending a fortune and at the very most, having expenses for only less than a few bucks a year. 

Start A Blog That Earns - The Millennial Way

Lay Out A Plan

Before getting started, you will need a plan to help you all throughout the process. However, this is entirely optional but helpful. Feel free to skip and move along if you feel like this is not necessary.

Get organized with Emily Ley Planners!

What You Need

  • A content management system of your choice.
  • A domain of your choice that matches your chosen niche.
  • A deep passion and interest for your chosen niche.
  • A nice and professional or presentable design for your audience.
Content Management System (CMS). There are hundreds of content management systems that are available for free. Two of the most popular ones are Blogger and Wordpress. Content management systems are literally what they are - they are for managing your website or blog content such as your blog articles, blog photos, etc. Other content management systems are listed down below (feel free to explore your options and preferences). From left to right: Drupal, Joomla, Wix, Weebly, and Tumblr.

Drupal Joomla Wix Weebly

There's a total of 172+ content management systems that I can name, but those above are the least expensive (at the very most, free) and widely used systems across the globe. I highly suggest the use of Wordpress (for those with money to spend) because of the fantastic features that it boasts as compared to other sites; Blogger for those who are on the frugal side of life. Note that both have pros and cons, and so choose according to your priority.

Domain Name. Domain names are basically website names (e.g. www.blogger.com, www.wordpress.com, etc.). They are usually priced at $12 per year. Some would offer special discounts such as $0.88 for a year and then about $15 thereafter. If you want something like this, Namecheap would be an ideal domain name provider/store for you. I have one website that is currently hosted with them, and I have to say that they are not only affordable but way better than my first ever website hosting provider (which I am still currently with), Bluehost.

Namecheap - Web Hosting to Start A Blog That Earns

Take note that most hosting providers offer an all-in-one solution for prospective clients. Meaning, a bundle would often contain a hosting service topped with a "free" domain name and other offers. For the purpose of this article, I am here to guide you into creating a weblog that has the least annual expenditures. Other providers are listed below in no particular order. Want something a little bit more comprehensive? Check out my post on Web Hosting Providers.

Google Domains
Go Daddy
Cloud URL
United Domains
Reseller's Panel

Your Chosen Niche. According to Cambridge University's online dictionary, a "niche" is "a job or position that is very suitable for someone, especially one that they like." Moreover, the site also indicated that it "is an area or position exactly suitable for a small group of the same type." The first description pertains to you, the author or blogger; while the latter pertains to your audience or readers.

Your Branding. One of the key components of having a successful blog is a good brand with a good design. Readers would prefer a well-organized blog that is user-friendly and appealing than an ad-cluttered and horribly designed weblog. Your blog should complement your overall identity and design. Try to limit your colors to as many as four or five and your fonts to as many as three or four.


Create Content

Not every blog contains helpful, genuine, and quality content. This is where you come in. With your layout plan on how to start a blog that earns, the next step is to create interesting, helpful, and quality content that people will love. Your goal is to convert visitors into loyal readers in order to enhance your readership and eventually create conversions that earn

The ideal article count is usually above 300 words with SEO, aka search engine optimization in mind. You cannot just create a thousand 300-word article and expect your ranking to go up in front of Google search. There are intricacies that must be taken into consideration SEO-wise. Keyword research is most often neglected by passive bloggers, which is actually an important part of being online. If you are going to establish an online presence, then might as well start a blog that earns, right?

Content is King, Link is Queen

I remember reading the phrase: "Content is king, link is queen". I always try to remember such wonderful and inspirational quote. And you too should keep that in mind. Also, when creating content, incorporate your affiliate links on outbound URLs. Better yet, mask these affiliate links with a good and well-trusted affiliate link cloaker. The main online affiliate link cloaker software I use for my Wordpress sites is called Pretty Link and what it does is that it basically transforms your regular affiliate links into your very own domain name links. In order to start a blog that earns, affiliate links are the key! Oh, and there's also another great affiliate link cloaker called Thirsty Affiliates. It works basically the same as Pretty Link and goes second on my top affiliate link cloaker list.

Content without affiliate links is just an online diary. 

You may be wondering, "why do I need to cloak my affiliate links?" The answer to that is because you want readership trust. If you are like me, who is very keen when it comes to link-clicking, you wouldn't just click on some random link a website or blog has recommended, right? You would rather make sure that the link appears to be legitimate and trustworthy because of the many virus-laden websites that are lurking in the world wide web. So, consider using a good affiliate link cloaker in order to start a blog that earns.

The second question that you may be asking is, "where do I get these affiliate links?" One of the popular affiliate marketing networks is called Share A Sale. It is a great and well-known affiliate marketing network to sign up with because they have popular brands with them that pay a good amount of incentive. There's also Commission Junction - another affiliate marketing network that's great to partner with. One of the popular ones too is ClickBank and basically, focuses on digital goods from affiliate and internet marketers alike. However, there are a lot of variety too, so do check it out as well. Grow Sumo is one of the newest ones and I really love the user interface they provide to their users. They may not have a lot of products to offer affiliate marketers, but their directory should be growing as the years go by.


WIX - Start Your Blog for FREE!


Web Hosting Providers

May 7, 2017

This is a comprehensive directory listing of web hosting providers in alphabetical order. I will try to update this from time to time where you will see the last update at the very bottom of the page. Most importantly, snippets of information would be provided as well. For suggestions or recommendations, please feel free to leave a comment or a message. Thank you all!

Web Hosting Providers Directory

1 & 1 Hosting. $0.99/mo* (Free Domain + 50gb Storage + Unlimited Email) - Extremely cheap domain and website hosting for starters. They offer Wordpress managed hosting as well which makes this company stand out among the rest. 

Bluehost $3.95/month* (Free Domain + 50gb Storage + 5 email) - This is the first ever web hosting provider I went with starting out on the world wide web. Their interface is pretty much okay and looks just like any other web hosting providers' control panel. They have a one-click install for Wordpress which makes it the number one go-to place for most bloggers and creatives. Lots of great reviews as well and most importantly, affordable pricing.

eHost  $2.75/mo* (Free Domain + Unlimited Storage + Unlimited email) - I have not personally tried their service yet, but based on their website, they also offer an easy Wordpress integration option. Their pricing is extremely competitive, as well as the features that they offer. 

GoDaddy $1/mo* (Free Domain + 10gb Storage) - I have bought a domain with them recently and found their interface to be user-friendly. I love the design and presentation. However, hosting is something I couldn't speak for. They always have deals running and they are also a leading hosting provider. 

Hostinger $2.15/mo* (10gb Storage + 1 Email) - To be honest, if I would choose a hosting company, I would really go for Hostinger because of the extremely good deal they offer. For one website, you get 2.15/mo. However, if you have multiple sites, go upgrade for $3.49/mo for a whopping unlimited everything! Unlimited websites, bandwidth, emails, FTPs, users, and a holy lot more! I certainly wish I have discovered them in the first place. However, I am stuck with Bluehost, but after which, I may switch with Hostinger

iPage $3.25/mo* (Free Domain + Unlimited Storage + Unlimited email) - I have not tried them yet, but then again, the low introductory offer looks good and suitable for starters. Features an easy Wordpress integration as well and a web security scanner. 

JustHost $2.95/mo* (Free Domain + 50gb Storage + 5 email) - This is very similar to Bluehost's features, but way cheaper. Probably ideal for the beginners. However, their interface is not as appealing as compared to Bluehost's, and so, just a heads up. Also featuring Wordpress as part of their easy-install integrations which is a plus for affordable hosting.

Millennial Hosting for Millennials $3.75/mo* ($7 Domain + Unlimited Storage + 500 email) - Wordpress optimized and features ultra lightning fast server performance for starters. Ideally recommended for those who are thinking of integrating a cart solution or those who are thinking of selling online. Also, they are cloud-based - affordable. This is the best choice for startups. They also feature a FREE Reseller Account, as compared to most hosting providers where you have to pay on a monthly basis in order to resell hosting.

Mocha Host $1.95/mo* (Free Domain* + Unlimited Storage + Unlimited Email) - So far, this is the best-priced hosting solution I have come across with. Ideal for bloggers and small businesses. However, their Wordpress integration introductory offer starts at $2.48/mo*. So, if you are fine without Wordpress as your content management system, this is the best bet for you.

Namecheap $9.88/yr* (Hosting up to 3 websites + 20gb Storage + 1 Email) - This is a highly recommended option for starters who do not have that much data to store and upload in a website. Extremely affordable for a year of hosting, plus the ability to host 3 websites! I am currently on this plan for one of my websites and I love the super fast bandwidth as compared to Bluehost's Starter Pack.

Namecheap - Best Domain Provider

Nexcess $11.95/mo* (Free Domain + 10gb Storage + Email) - Nexcess is a fairly expensive hosting service and I think is ideal for those who have the budget and need for speed. Ideally, their performance is speedy in terms of server stats which is fair enough for the price. Wordpress integration is never a problem, with a vast amount of extra security features too.

Siteground $3.95/mo* (Free Domain + Unlimited Storage + Unlimited Email) - Siteground's interface is pretty much basic and straight to the point. I have tried their service for a couple days but decided to cancel not because they have bad service, but because I initially changed my mind and they were pretty much prompt to process refunds. 

Strikingly $0/mo to $16/mo* (Free to Paid Domain + 5gb to Unlimited Storage + Email Service Unknown) - If you have zero coding experience and would like to DIY your own website, this is for you! Strikingly offers zero costs for startups who are on a tight budget (with limited features of course), but easily customizable web layouts! What's great is if you like how their systems operate, you can easily upgrade. 

Wordpress Engine $29/mo* (Domain Service Unknown + 10gb Storage + Email Service Unknown) - Wordpress Engine is a truly remarkable and powerful WP hosting provider. However, their pricing may be a little too much for beginners. If you have a great budget, then I highly suggest you go for Wordpress Engine. 

Other Hosting Providers

Cloud URL from $1.99/mo*
Domain Hosting from $3.75/mo*
Fat Cow from $3.75/mo*
Host Deal from $4.80/mo*
Media Temple  from $20/mo*
My Hosting from $9.84/mo*
One Web Hosting from $2.50/mo*

*Note: Most web hosting providers offer a year of discounted prices, after which regular rates will apply. Others will require a contract (most common is the 3-year one). Consider reading the fine print before purchasing. Oh and by the way, most of which are affiliate links where I earn a small compensation for referring clients. Please support by using the links. Thanks! 

Last update 05/7/2017.

    MONQ Aromatherapy Diffuser

    Apr 15, 2017

    I recently stumbled upon this Facebook Ad by Monq - a "therapeutic essential oil diffuser". For most people, it may seem yet another form of vipe, but for some, it's more of an aromatherapy that promotes wellness and relaxation. Hence, I decided to try this MONQ aromatherapy diffuser.

    MONQ Zen
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Diffusers come in 7 flavors or blends - Zen, Vibrant, Sleepy, Active, Healthy, Happy, and Sexy all simply differ by the type of herb or spice they contain. I bought Zen just for the heck of it.
    It is a bit pricey at roughly $20 per piece, I have to admit. However, I think it's a nice product. The MONQ Zen one has a soothing and cool effect upon breathing out which feels weird and cool at the same time. It is also citrusy in flavor if you are wondering. The calming effect in my opinion is more of a mental or psychological feeling rather than an actual side effect. Also, it pretty much lasted a long time for me, and up until now, I still have my very first order and it still has a ton of juice to it. This has the purple light to it.

    MONQ Sleepy
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Sleepy is a little bit similar to the MONQ Zen. The only difference is that Sleepy has the valerian taste to it rather than the citrusy flavor of the Zen. Don't get me wrong, valerian flavor may sound too strong for you, but it actually tastes good. The flavor is extremely subtle, and the mint makes it really soothing and calming (I guess that's why it's called MONQ Sleepy). This one has the white light to it.

    MONQ Sexy
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Sexy. The red one is called MONQ Sexy and is by far the least of my favorite flavors. It's not horrible, but it's not a match for my palate. It's key ingredients are jasmine, lime, and patchouli. I am pretty much sure that patchouli is what got me to not like it, but hey, you might. They say that patchouli is an aphrodisiac too, so if you and your partner are feeling kinky, don't forget to take some! This one has the red light.

    MONQ Vibrant
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Vibrant. A flavor which I have not tried myself. I just ordered this (11-12-2016) and we'll see how it goes. Stay tuned!

    MONQ Happy
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Happy. I super love this flavor too just because I'm a vanilla lover. So, if you are too, then this is the first thing that you should try! This MONQ Happy actually made me happy, thanks to its vanilla flavor. The other two key ingredients are thyme and fennel. I have to say, I love herbs and this flavor just has everything to love about. This has the yellow light.

    MONQ Active
    Photo courtesy of MONQ

    MONQ Active. I haven't tried this flavor yet, and am still currently waiting for the shipment. I just ordered it today (11-12-2016), and so, it may take a while.

    MONQ Healthy
    Photo courtesy of MONQ
    MONQ Healthy. I haven't tried this flavor yet, and am still currently waiting for the shipment. I just ordered it today (11-12-2016), and so, it may take a while.

    There's a couple *NEW* MONQ Flavors coming to town and everyone's so hyped about it. It will be released this April 26th 2017. I can't wait!

    MONQ Aromatherapy Diffuser - 2017 New Flavors

    Have you tried any flavor besides the Zen? I'd love to hear from you! 

    Remove Powered By Blogger Footer

    Feb 5, 2017

    A simple tutorial on how to remove the "Powered  By Blogger" footer. This is especially useful for creatives who would like to sell their themes to the public. However, I think this is in violation of Blogger's Terms and Conditions policy, so please try to include an attribution under your disclaimer or disclosure policy. Moreover, it's just a simple way of saying thank you for providing a free content management system to bloggers across the globe.

    1. Access your blog's template.
    2. Instead of customize, you will select Edit HTML.

    3. Click on the HTML area and hit Command + F (for Mac users) or CTRL + F (for Windows users). Then, type 'ATTRIBUTION' and hit enter. This should highlight the text you have typed in.
    4. Delete the whole code starting from "<----outside b="" of="" the...="">" down to "
    5. Double check to see if the footer disappeared through the Preview button.
    6. Save template if you are completely satisfied.

    There you have it. I hope this helps you a bit and if there's any issues, please feel free to comment below. Want to get in-depth on Blogger? Check out some Kindle eBooks that might help you out!

    The Best Feminine Planners for the Planner Junkies

    Jan 25, 2017

    I have to say, in this millennial era we're living where everything is almost digital, planners will never be replaced by any app you can think of. Creatives will always be creatives, and the busy Bella creative needs a haven for thoughts and routines to help her conquer life. With that being said, I have gathered my top 8 picks for the Best Feminine Planners for the Planner Junkies. These are of course my dire opinion and I have to say that there are tons of amazing and beautiful planners out there just waiting to be discovered.

    My Top 8 Chic and Feminine Panners for the Planner Junkies (from best to the very best).

    8. Day Designer (From $47 and up)


    The Day Designer is among the Top 8 Picks I have here for you. As you can see, it is definitely chic and fun. This planner presents with various designs and comes in either the classic spiral hard-bound version or the filofax version. You can check it out at www.daydesigner.com.

    7. Erin Condren (From $55 and up)
    Screenshot from Erin Condren

    If you are looking for a pop of color in your planner, the Erin Condren Planner is a good bet for you. This is the planner that I have and I pretty much enjoyed using it. Although a little tad pricey for me, it served its purpose of getting me on track. Go ahead and check it out at www.erincondren.com.

    What I love about it is that it's already colorful which makes me want to write on it all the time. I use the monthly outlook for work and the weekly glance for the rest of what's happening on my life. It's pretty much customizable inside and out. From the spiral wire to the cover - customize as you wish!

    6. STIL Classics

    The Design Love Planner is a chic and sophisticated one. I see this as the planner of the sassy bella. With a faux marble cover, who wouldn't love this planner? The inside boasts a minimalistic and monochromatic layout - perfect for the fashion runway bella. Check it out at www.stilclassics.com.

    5. Belle De Jour Power Planner


    The Belle De Jour Power Planner was the first ever planner I owned way back in the Philippines. Unfortunately, you can only buy this in the Philippines. It's very pretty and feminine, with beauty coupons and a lot of other freebies. It also comes with special events of the year that the org holds year round, plus health topics and beauty topics as well. It features a lot of goodies such as a period tracker, contact lists, notes section, yearly goals section, a dream board section, and a whole lot more! If only I could own another one of these, I would definitely buy one!

    Check it out at www.ilovebdj.com.

    4. Plum Paper

    ©Plum Paper

    Plum Paper is yet another contender in the amazing world of planners. You can order extra add-ons to go with the planner such as fitness tracking, budget tracking, meal planning, and class planning. You can check out their website at www.plum-paper.myshopify.com.

    3. Simplified Planner

    ©Emily Ley

    Emily Ley's planner collections are definitely preppy and girly. With all the sailor boats and pineapple graphics and art designs, Bellas couldn't resist!

    2. Limelife Planners

    The Limelife Planner is among the colorful, fun, happy, and creative ones I've seen. With playful fonts that go with the product and lots of customization features for an extremely personalized agenda, this planner is definitely two thumbs up. Check it out at www.limelifeplanners.com.

    1. Living Well Planner

    ©Living Well 

    My top 1 selection for a planner would be none other than the Living Well Planner. It almost has everything I crave for in an annual planner, it's very pretty and colorful, and most of all - it's affordable! Go ahead and feast on this masterpiece at www.livingwellshop.co.

    There are awesome planners out there that did not make it to my personal list. Take a look at some of them below. I seriously think that they are awesome too.

    What about you? What planner are you using?

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