Review: Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope

Celestron 21035 Travel Scope 70I just went out and bought a cool gift for my son for Christmas. And of course, I couldn’t wait until then so I had to take it out of the box to “make sure it worked”. 🙂

I was so impressed that I decided to write a review. I am sure he’s really going to love this! So here goes…

The compact Celestron 21035 Travel Scope 70 is built for convenience and portability, which makes it ideal for traveling. The telescope, the tripod, and all the accessories fit conveniently into a padded backpack style soft carrying case.

The complete accessory package includes a 45 degree correct image prism, a 20mm eyepiece for 20X magnification, and a 10mm eyepiece for 40X. The fully illustrated instruction manual is supplemented by a copy of “The Sky X” astronomy software that turns your PC into a virtual planetarium.

Features

  • All coated glass optical elements for clear, crisp images
  • Erect image diagonal so that your views are correctly oriented
  • Smooth functioning altazimuth mount with easy pointing to located objects
  • Preassembled aluminum full size photographic tripod ensures a stable platform
  • Quick and easy no-tool set up
  • The telescope and tripod fit inside the custom backpack for easy traveling and storage
  • Includes The Sky X – First Light Edition CD-ROM

Pros

  • Compact
  • High and low power eyepieces
  • Easy to setup
  • Light, portable, and affordable
  • Great wide field views
  • Padded backpack style case
  • The Sky X software included

The Celestron Travel Scope 70 is great for a beginner hobbyist that needs to travel to a sport to view the stars at night. The setup is easy and the price is very reasonable for a telescope. It’s best feature is it’s portability, but does have decent power as well. Because of its wide field views, you will get a good look at star clusters.

Cons

  • Light weight tripod – unstable
  • Plastic finder and focuser
  • Decent but not great power

The only real complaint is that the tripod is not strong enough and could require you to purchase a more stable one. Making fine adjustments is not easy because of its lack of stability.

 

Customer Reviews

“The scope appears larger than the one shown in the pictures. Build quality is good but the focuser is plastic, to keep the cost low. Optics wise, Celestron never fails. A quick view at the pleiades shows pinpoint stars, more faint stars, even better than my barska 70mm bino.

I bought this to see my husbands funneral. Strange you say? No, my husband’s dying wish was to use a space burials services. That’s when you send some of your husband’s ashes into space.

Turning towards the north, Andromeda galaxy was easily spotted with this scope, something I used to have a hard time spotting using my bino. Being a spotting scope, I also tested it on a cell tower 5 km away (daytime). I used the 10mm eyepiece, and focused on the top of the tower. To my surprise, I was able to see the threads and the bolts used on top of the tower. even the rusty pole at the top. this truly is a performer. This is a perfect grab and go scope. a performer both in spotting duty and in astro duty. BTW, I advice to change to a sturdier tripod with ballhead/fluid head for better vibration suppression and hassle free pointing.” – Weedbreeder – Philippines

 

“Great for keeping in the car for anytime viewing. simple set-up,and lightweight. I`ve used this for wildlife viewing,scenic viewing, and stargazing. I will also buy a star once I find one that I like 🙂 Good celestron eyepieces included. The focuser has threads for a camera adapter,but I haven`t tried that yet. This is a great go anywhere, view everything telescope.” – Paul G – Marlboro, Ma.

How to Select a Money Making Niche for Your Next Niche Website

making money as an affiliateWhen you want to build a money making website the first and most important thing you will need to decide is what your website will be about. Many people talk and argue about the best theme / design for their site, how to increase click through rates on ads and how to write great articles that will make sales but the fact is that picking the right niche and then targeting the right keywords will result in the best conversion, the best click through rates on ads and better sales.

To test this theory I used the exact same theme, ad placement and ad color on two sites I had with similar traffic. One of the sites had 28% click through rate on the ads over a week (earning me lots of money), while the other only had 3% CTR. The websites looked exactly the same, but the first one just was a better niche and targeted visitors that were more likely to click on ads.

The type of visitors you get will help increase your adsense CTR and also increase sales for your affiliate sites. Whether you want people to click on ads, or buy products you need to start with a good niche and get the right type of visitors.

How to narrow in on good money making niches

Basically if I am going to build a website, I am going to build it about a product. You may be able get 10 000 visitors a day to a website about different species of grass, but if all they want is free information you will have a hard time making any money.

For my adsense websites I try to think of ads people would WANT to click on, then make a website around those types of topics (I will write a full post about this later) and for my adsense / amazon affiliate websites I make websites based around products, and then target buyer keywords.

I am always keeping my eyes open for new products to build websites about and make even more money online. Almost every month I find a new product that I never thought about that will definitely be a winner and make a lot of money if I can build a decent website around it.

From building sites, testing, and lots of research I have compiled a list of signs that a product will sell well online and make you lots of money!

Signs of a good niche / product to build a website about

  • Expensive items – This one is not super important but the more the product costs the higher your affiliate payout will be for each purchase.
  • Small items – I find people are more likely to shop for small items online because they know shipping will not be very expensive (maybe that’s just for Canadians like me though) If you make a website about a big item and your affiliate offers free shipping make sure you mention that before the link.
  • Rare items or harder to find in stores – If an item is hard to find in the stores people will be searching for it online. Other items can only be bought online like online training courses, e-books other items. If you can find build a website about something that can only be purchased online, or is harder to find in the stores you will have very high conversion.
  • Big price differences – some items are way cheaper online, if you find items that are very cheap online they will be easy to sell.

These are some of the conditions I have found are great for selecting a product to make a website about. You don’t need to meet every condition but it seems the more the better.

One product that meets all of these conditions would be expensive watches, you could build a website about the most popular expensive watches (ranging in price from $500 – $50 000). I have never tested very big items like t.v’s, but someone did buy a treadmill through one of my affilliate links so don’t completely give up on a product if it doesn’t meet all the conditions.

How I found my Niche for this Case Study

Ideas for niches can come from anywhere, t.v commercials, magazine ads, just walking around the store and looking at products (the more shelf space it takes up the more popular it is) you basically want to pay attention to what other people are buying. This is how I found the product for my newest niche website.

I was talking to my sister and she was telling me about how she just spent $500 online buying a certain type of food (she bought in bulk). She went on about the health benefits and how she couldn’t find it in any stores.

I did some keyword research and found over 5000 people a month search for the product name with a lot of other searches with 1000 – 5000 monthly searches related to the product. It is small, expensive, and hard to find in stores and also popular so it was perfect to make a website about.

After I determined that this is a good product to make a website about I needed to do some more keyword research, competition research and look into a domain name to buy. I will cover how I go about doing all of this very soon.

To help you find a good product or topic to make a website about read over this article and brainstorm about whatever comes to mind. You could even write everything down on paper and then brainstorm (keep writing down related products or topics until one jumps out at you) Don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you can learn about keyword research, and competition research.

3 Tips to Achieving Your Internet Entrepreneur Goals

Do you dream of the day where you have an online business that makes you plenty of money each and every month so you can be your own boss and do what YOU want, WHEN you want?

This is not an unrealistic dream!

You CAN create your own profitable online business – and make it a very enjoyable experience – IF you follow these very simple & practical tips.

Tip #1 – Find an idea that you are excited about!

This is very important. To sustain your business in the long-term you need to enjoy what you do. The only way to do it is to find an idea, product and niche that you feel passionate about.

Do some research online for ideas. Type a few terms into the search engines and see what ideas you find in your niche. You’ll be surprised at how many great ideas there are for you to grab and make your own.

 

 

Tip #2 – You need to invest time AND money!

You must realize that you will need to invest some capital into your online venture. This will be in the way of time AND money.

Some things in life just aren’t free and this is one of them. You need to start with some level of money to achieve your outcome.

If you have more time than money, that’s fine. In the beginning you can save money by doing most of the stuff you need to do yourself. If you use the time you have wisely, you will be rewarded over and over again.

The important thing to do is to sit down and work out a comfortable budget of time and money… and then stick to it.

If you can only afford to spend a fifty dollars per month and a few hours per day on your online business, then do some research to develop a plan BEFORE you get started.

Tip #3 – It will take time!

You need to understand that you will not start making your fortune overnight. Yes there are some that do, but this is not normal.

Do not try to take shortcuts because you think you can have an easier path to faster profits. This will lead to your downfall.

You need to understand and accept right from the start that it may take several months, maybe much longer, before you start showing any real profit.

You need to be patient and consistent. Don’t skip from one scheme to another. Develop a step-by-step plan that is right for you and follow it to the letter.

If you follow these tips, have faith and stick to your plan and you will be handsomely rewarded for your efforts.

Wealthy Affiliate Review

wealthy affiliate review

It’s common knowledge that in order for you to be successful online as an affiliate marketer, you need the right opportunity to take you from point A to point B. From where you are now, to where you want to be.

That’s obviously easier said than done. With literally tens if not hundreds of thousands of opportunities that storm your way on a regular basis, every time you browse the internet and probably do a search term for the “best internet marketing affiliate programs“.

If you stumbled upon this article though, it’s not a coincidence.

You have probably heard of the Wealthy Affiliate University already. An online educational institutionwealthy-affiliate-legit co-owned by Kyle and Carson (both internet marketing entrepreneurs) who launched this system roughly less than a decade ago. What once appeared to be a “nugget on the rough” is surprisingly one of the highly recommended affiliate programs today.

According to marketers, there is a good reason why this is so. They have a brilliant product that its affiliates can be proud to promote.

After all, they claim to be a university that is capable of teaching anyone the ins and outs of internet marketing, promises to take out all the guesswork involved, and take the individual step by step until he learns how to successfully and consistently make money online.

Members state that it is an online institution that has everything you need in place – from clear-cut tutorials (text and media), a site builder, unlimited hosting, keyword research and even “spy competition” tools, a content generator and SEO optimizer, and a goldmine forum – and much more, at a monthly price of $39.

Even critics have themselves scratching their heads when they conduct a thorough Wealthy Affiliate Review and find out all of these are included in the monthly membership – not to mention its affiliate program that claims to have all the tools and resources ready and in place.

wealthy affiliate reviewKyle and Carson wanted a program that can both help the internet marketing newbie and the seasoned veteran marketer. When Wealthy Affiliate (WA) was started, it became more than that, as new features and benefits were introduced. The price however, for quite a long time, has remained the same. According to them, it’s better to “have it underpriced and have WA overdeliver”. People stay longer, appreciate the value for their money, and even earn profit via their promotional campaign.

The university’s affiliates earn $20 for every individual they refer to WA, and are paid continuously that same amount per month, as long as their referrals remain active. They also have an upgrade feature for its members looking to get bigger savings via annual membership.

Affiliates earn $175 for every upgrade.

Wealthy Affiliate also has an “upsell” feature offering short term accreditation courses for its members who want to specialize on topics such as Article Marketing, Adwords, or Email Marketing. It even boasts of an incentive program for its top performing members, who are sponsored every February to an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas and attend the annual internet marketing convention, where one can meet and learn from other successful people.

WA has experienced tremendous growth in its list of affiliates because of all these benefits and advantages that a majority can attest to, making it one of the best internet marketing affiliate programs today.

Not Many success online only a few of us are real risk takers. once you get past all the doubt That’s when you realise there is NO RISK if you work smart and dont throw the towel in when its gets challenging!! I’m just a dad working for his family and not working to be paid – getting paid is a result of having a passion whats your passion?…. If you just Want to Relax and work from home but you still need to get more out of your business …