Monday, November 30, 2015

Mind Mapping and Diagrams (part 2 of 2)

The medical industry also makes use of mind maps and DFDs especially in visualizations. There are even times when it involves software to help those in the medical field understand the progress or nature of different diseases. Many doctors have successfully utilized the mind maps and DFDs to treat diseases because they were able to identify the right treatments and they were able to monitor the diseases’ progress.

If you have plans of utilizing mind maps, you can either use text or graphics alone, or you can also use both. It all depends on your needs and on works for you best.

Mind mapping has definitely proven its worth in different industries. Many studies have been conducted to prove the effectiveness of mind maps and diagrams. So why not try creating mind maps next time you need to accomplish a certain task? Perhaps it can help you in achieving your goals and objectives. If you want to be successful in whatever endeavor you wish to be involved in, make use of diagrams and mind maps. Soon you will realize that mind mapping is a very effective tool in any task.

Thanks to the proponents of mind mapping like Tony Buzan; the people today have an excellent tool to aid them in whatever problem they are in. It takes time to learn mind mapping so if you want to know more about it, gather all the pertinent resources so that you can master it.  

Mind Mapping and Diagrams (part 1 of 2)

Have you ever tried making a mind map? Mind mapping is quite popular nowadays and it has helped a lot of people already in solving their problems. Mind maps can be created to look like diagrams. In fact, the mind map is a very good example of the data flow diagram or DFD.

The diagram would then be considered as a graphical illustration of the data flow and ebb that forms part of a certain system. The mind maps or the diagram can help in the visualization of the data processing stages. Through the mind maps, any change in the data will be easily understood. Some people call the diagrams or mind maps as process diagrams.

Anyone can use the diagrams and so any individual can use graphics or text depending on the need. A DFD can differ from another DFD created by another individual,   depending on how individuals use it and for what purpose it was used. The reason why lots of people prefer the diagrams or mind maps is because they find it hard to understand textual descriptions as compared to graphical representations which are much easier to understand.

Mind mapping has been used for many years now. In fact, you may have used it unknowingly in solving some of your problems or when you’re trying to set your future goals. People tend to remember when graphics and text are combined (i.e. diagrams). Mind maps are widely used in the business arena as well as for educational purposes. There are still other fields of specialization which makes use of the mind maps and DFD and it can range from route transportation planners to sports team competitions. Occupational fields also use mind maps especially in engineering and science. Mind maps are also very important when it comes to teaching certain disciplines because the diagrams make it easier for the instructors to understand the thought processes of different groups.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It’s About Time to Take a Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 2 of 2)

One of these is the Granite Chief Wilderness, which provides great hiking and wilderness camping, if roughing it is your kind of vacation.
Meanwhile to the southwest is the very popular Desolation Wilderness, from where one of the most popular Tahoe trails, the Tahoe Rim Trail, is located.

The Tahoe Rim Trail is a 165 mile or 270 kilometer trail that circumnavigates the lake.

 Directly to the west of the lake is the Eagle Lake Trailhead, where one could find several paved off-road bicycle paths.

To get started off with looking for the right place to stay and activity to enjoy, look up reliable and established travel and tourism guides.
You might be surprised that with a place as popular as Lake Tahoe, you could find good deals and affordable packages that would suit your budget.
There are hundreds of lodging options to choose from that include economy to moderate hotels and motels, casinos, inns, cabins, full service luxury resorts, and luxury vacation rentals.

One could also find five star or world- class amenities and accommodations that one could choose from, with mostly almost all establishments equipped with windows, terraces or balconies facing a magnificent view of breathtaking scenery and majestic natural beauty.

All over Lake Tahoe you could also find resorts with plenty to do be it skiing adventures, golf courses, beaches, hiking & biking trails, camping, fishing and boating options and restaurants.

With all this and more, it’s no wonder people from all over the world make Lake Tahoe one of the most popular year-round vacation destinations in the world today.

So now, don’t you think it’s about high time to take a lake tahoe vacation?

It’s About Time to Take a Lake Tahoe Vacation (part 1 of 2)

Tired of the usual and routine humdrum of everyday work? It’s about time to take a Lake Tahoe vacation.

Whether it be a solitary getaway, a family weekend, a couple’s retreat or a few days of sporting adventure, then Lake Tahoe has it all.

Lake Tahoe is popularly known as the perfect year round vacation and wedding destination with relatively stable weather conditions, breathtaking scenery and a variety of environments suitable for a wide range of sporting activities.

Located between the borders of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe boasts of over 300 days of warm sunshine,  396 inches of annual snowfall, 18 world-class ski and snowboarding resorts, incredible golf courses,  fantastic hotels, casinos and many, many more.

For a relaxing and romantic getaway, one can find many romantic destinations that boast of world-class service, elegant decors and scenery, superb cuisine and a wide array of choices to select from.
From five star to first class, standard and deluxe, even economy accommodations, a large number of hotel and motel establishments are more than willing to provide free information about Lake Tahoe and how it could be best enjoyed.

For the chivalrous, Lake Tahoe is also a romantic and serene getaway destination, to rekindle the spirit of romance.
There are several hotels, parks and resorts that provide an atmosphere of calm and peaceful respites.

For the avid and risky sports enthusiast, Lake Tahoe also offers a wide variety of venues for a broad range of events and alternative sports.
There are hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails all around the lake, ranging in length, difficulty, and popularity.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Kitesurfing Equipment: What You Really Need! (part 2 of 2)


These are the lines that attach the kite to the kitesurfer. The flying lines must have a low stretch capacity and must be floatable.  The line strength should depend on your weight. For example, 2-line kites should have a minimum strength capacity of 2 ½ times of your weight.

The line length, on the other hand, is largely dependent on the wind condition and the size of the kite. The more common choices are anywhere from 20m to 40m. For overpowered kites shorter lines are more recommendable while underpowered kites should have longer lines.


The control devices provide the kitesurfer the maneuverability of the kite, the direction of the kite and the capacity to maximize the wind window. Here are the general kite control devices used in various types of kites:

a) Inflatable Control Devices and Depowering Systems
b) Foil Control Devices
c) Reel Bars
d) Safety Systems


There are two types of kitesurfing boards- the directional and bidirectional boards. Skim boards, wake boards, water skis and windsurfing boards can all be used.

However, it is highly recommendable for someone to use kitesurfing board for the simple reason that this type is made especially for the demands and needs of the sports.

Kitesurfing Equipment: What You Really Need! (part 1 of 2)

Kitesurfing is one of the newest additions in extreme sports. It is a sport where the kitesurfer uses the power of the wind to manipulate the kitesurfing system on or above the water, snow or land. However, the most popular type is kitesurfing on water.

There are 4 types of kitesurfing equipment. They are as follows:


It is any type of traction kite that is large enough to hold the weight of an average person. There are three major components that should be considered when choosing a kite. High performance which is defined by its capacity to facilitate up winding sailing and jumping above land, relaunchability which is the capacity of the kite to relaunch from water after it falls. And power control which is the capacity of the kite to provide the surfer with considerable degree manipulation.

There are several types of kites that have varying degrees of controllability, relaunchability and performance.

a) The inflatable kites are crescent-shaped and could relaunch on almost all conditions except when the wind is just about 6 or 7 knots per hour. There are two types of inflatable kites: the 2 line which has the main advantage of stability and convenience of use and the 4 line which has efficient power control and better performance. Most manufacturers of kites these days distribute 4 line inflatable instead of the 2 line ones.

b) Bow kites or flat inflatable kite is the more dominant choice of among kitesurfers starting from 2006 due to its advantages over other kites. For example, it could be fully de-powered. It could also provide larger wind range plus it offers fast relaunchability.

c) Framed Single Skin Kite is more like the one used for windsurfing and like windsurfing it takes awhile for the kitesurfer to learn how to efficiently control the skin kite. It has reliable relaunchability and could surpass all types of kites in terms of performance when the kitesurfers masters the controls.

d) Ram Air Foil Kites, unlike all other kites, has no definite shape since it has no rigid structures. It only takes its shape once it flies.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Last Minute Travel Club (part 2 of 2)

Requirements for Joining

For better chances of success and enjoyment, choose a travel club with specific requirements for its members. Such requirements further ensure that members are of like mind and there’s a higher probability that members will find equal enjoyment in the club’s scheduled trips.

If there’s a membership fee being charged, how much is it? Can you afford it? What are your payment options? Can you pay it by installment or via credit card? What’s the estimate completion time for the entire joining process? Will you make it in time for your scheduled vacation leave? If you have a few people in mind who you’d like to join a travel club with you, do you think they’ll be able to comply with the requirements?

Type of Company

One other important thing you need to consider is the company you’ll keep while traveling. In some cases, travel clubs allow people of all walks of life to get together. This is both potentially exciting and troublesome. Are you ready for either consequence?

If you want to be safe rather than sorry, you should be more patient in searching for a travel club. Soon, you’ll find one with a requirement that ensures its members have certain similarities for each other. There are travel clubs based on a certain profession like architects and doctors. Other travel clubs are made up of members from a specific geographic area, like a particular city or state. A few could be based on your nationality, the high school you graduated, or something else. What’s important to know is whether these requirements can make the trip more enjoyable for you.

Rules and Regulations

Finally, consider the other rules and regulations the travel club has. These could curb or enhance your enjoyment so pay attention to them. They could make a huge difference with your future travel plans.  Read the fine line before signing on the dotted line. If you’re satisfied then congratulations! You’ve found the travel club you need.

Last Minute Travel Club (part 1 of 2)

A travel club is ideal when you don’t want to enjoy your vacation alone and you’re willing to mingle with other people and build new friendships on the road. If you’re racing against the clock, here are a few tips to get you the best travel club for your needs in an instant.

What’s the Next Trip?

Not everyone has the luxury to enjoy vacation leaves any time of the year. Dates have to be planned, reserved, and they need to meet the approval of your employer or won’t create problems with your business schedule.

The first thing you need to consider when searching a travel club at the last minute is its next scheduled trip. This is especially important when the date of your vacation leave is just mere days away. The next trip must coincide with those dates or there’s no point joining that particular club.

Secondly, consider the costs of the scheduled trip. Can your budget accommodate it? Bankrupting yourself because of last minute travel plans isn’t just impractical but unnecessary, too. You will find a travel club of your liking and one you can afford. Believe that. Just be patient!

Consider the nature of the trip as well as the activities involved. Again, there’s no point joining a travel club when none of its scheduled trips appeal to you. Find one that matches your interests.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Learn To Draw Eyes (part 2 of 2)

You should give the eyeball a spherical and large appearance. At its front would be an egg shaped protruding bulge. This is where the lens would be located. Atop the eyeball, you can find the eyelids. It is stretched over the top potion of the eyeball.

In drawing, the most important part of the eyeball would be the white portion of the eye. In reality, these do not really have a pure white color. They also have shadows in them. So, remember that the shape you are aiming for would be a sphere. So, try to make a sphere that has some shading for it to become a realistic eyeball.


For the eyelids, it was said that it is stretched above the eyeball. Thus, the eyeball curvature would be the one to give the lids their shape. You should understand and memorize this factor. It is also vital that you exactly capture the eyelid line shape. Observe that they generally follow the eyeball curvature. Take note that every time eyelids are retracted, they have a clearly visible crease that should be accurately rendered.

Lastly, see the odd little shape situated on the inside corner of your eye where the lower and upper eyelids join. Make sure that you draw this shape as how you have had seen it with your subject.


Make sure that eyelashes are sprouting out from the eyelids and not anywhere else from the eye. These usually grow in clumps. Thus, draw them that way. Spend some time how they grow and the direction they are going. Take note that there is a difference in size for eyelashes at the bottom lid compared to the upper lid. The ones on the upper lid are larger. Since they come from a clump, they are also usually entangled.

Learn To Draw Eyes (part 1 of 2)

Just like with all other features of a human face, it’s important that you don’t draw preconceived ideas that you may have regarding eyes. Since eyes are said to be the windows to the soul of a person, it reflects a lot regarding the personality and emotionality of the subject. Thus, it’s very important that you draw it just the way it is.

There are a lot of things that you can know about the various parts of the human eye. However, here are some of the basic guidelines that would allow you to learn to draw eyes correctly.

Complexity And Parts

Just like ears, the eyes are complex too in regard to form. Thus, you have to be patient when drawing it. Take necessary time to finish it and try to make it realistic as you can. Take note of the important portions of the eye. Here are some of them:

- eyebrows

- eyeball

- eyelids

- eyelashes

- pupil

- iris

- surrounding bone structure

Bone Structure

For the gross structure of the eye, make sure that the eyeball is sitting deep inside of the eye socket. Also, make sure that the eye socket would have a protruding rim on its top. This is where the eyebrow would be placed. You could simply trace your finger around the socket to get a good idea of what shape it should be. It’s within the perimeters of this some what rectangular shape where you would be drawing the main eye.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

iPod Touch and the Touch Screen Technology (part 2 of 2)
If you already have an internet connection at home, you can start checking out the website of Apple. By visiting their website, you can get a detailed description of the device. You can also check out its physical features. There are good deals in many major online stores today and by shopping around, you night be able to get a discount (even a small one).

Many people are looking for the new iPod Touch and the sales of the device are soaring high since its launching in September 2007. It even broke the record sales of other music devices. So far, the iPods are the top selling music devices in the market. It’s not only a gadget for listening to music but also for playing games, watching videos and movies.

Its excellent high tech features are the best and it’s no longer a surprise if the iPod is priced high. If you wait a little while, the iPod Touch might get cheaper but then, Apple is a company that wants to keep up with competition and by the time the iPod Touch decrease in price, a new device will be launched.

So what are you waiting for? Buy the new iPod Touch now and enjoy the touch screen technology that comes along with it. With just a few flicks, you can already play the songs you love or watch the movies of your choice. The iPod Touch is in demand today, so get your own unit as soon as you have the money to buy it.

iPod Touch and the Touch Screen Technology (part 1 of 2)

Today’s electronic market is dominated by Apple and the company has proven its triumph with the introduction of the iPod Touch. Through the years, Apple has maintained the excellence its known for. Back in 1997, the classic iPod was first launched in the market. The market was revolutionized upon the entry of the iPod and just over a year ago, the new generation iPods were released. Among all music devices, iPods are deemed the best. In fact, sales records in Europe and the US have reached world records especially with the launching of the new iPod Touch.

If you love iTunes, you will definitely fall in love with the new iPod Touch because the device can download music tracks directly from iTunes. This feature is possible because the iPod Touch is Wi-Fi capable. The screen is about 3.5 inches and so you can watch videos or movies clearly and vividly. Images come alive because of the iPod’s bright color on a display of 320x480 pixels.

The touch screen technology is also incorporated in the new iPod Touch just like the iPhone. You can even zoom in and out of photos. With a simple scrolling of the fingers, you can scroll through videos, songs, and movies.  With the ease of use of the new generation iPods, many people are yearning to own one.

What are the contents in the box of the iPod Touch? When you purchase a brand new unit of iPod Touch, it is already equipped with a USB2.0 cable, earphones, polishing cloth, dock adapter, and stand. A start guide is also provided so that you can use your new iPod immediately. If you want maximum entertainment, you need to have a computer with internet connection at home. Other requirements include iTunes 7.4 and USB2.0 port. Broadband internet connections are preferred especially if you plan to download videos, music tracks, and movies often.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Magic Tricks For Beginners (part 2 of 2)
The next thing you do is that you try to bring your thumb towards your middle finger to create an effect as if you are holding something. Try to bring up your hand towards you and away from the table but still carefully keeping your fingers close together.  And as you do so, try to make circular motions of your thumb with your middle finger. Then slowly turn your hands towards your audience and at the same time spreading out your fingers. The effect will be a surprise for your friends in that the coin has vanished in thin air.

This is just one of the many magic tricks that even beginners can do. And there are other tricks that can require a bit of practice and skill. Getting better at them can require some patience as well as the motivation to learn new magic tricks along the way. Beginners should also try to learn about the many rules that most magicians try to follow when doing their magic tricks.

One of the most popular of these rules is to never do the same trick twice to the same audience at any one time. Doing so will prolong the wonder and surprise in the eyes of your audience. Doing the trick many times may run the risk of your audience guessing how it is being done. Avoid also the temptation in telling your audience how the trick you just performed work. It is important for magicians to keep their audience guessing to heighten the magical experience.

Once you tell them the secret, they no longer seem to be impressed with other things that you may do later on. The wonder and enchantment that every magic trick has on the audience depend on how their secrets are well kept. And even magic tricks for beginners depend on this rule in order to continue to enthrall audiences.

Magic Tricks For Beginners (part 1 of 2)

There are many magic tricks for beginners that require just a bit of time and patience to learn. But mostly such magic tricks really does not require that much effort in terms of skills. There are certain magic tricks that work with just a bit of showmanship and presentation.

One magic trick that beginners can try out can be the vanishing coin trick. All you need is a coin and a table to place it with. This magic trick for beginners will need some bit of showmanship in order to be baffling enough. What you need to do is to put a coin in the  center of the table. While seated by the table, try to get the attention of friends or anyone who cares to see your magic trick.

The important thing on this trick is to have some bit of confidence. You will need to press on the coin and let it slide towards you. But the way to do this is to keep your index, middle and ring finger always close together. You will use the three fingers to cover the coin as you bring it towards you. Press the coin with your middle finger and then slowly bring it towards y6ou. As it nears the edge of the table, have the coin fall into your lap. The cover that your three fingers close together will make it go unnoticed if done correctly.

The next thing you do is that you try to bring your thumb towards your middle finger to create an effect as if you are holding something. Try to bring up your hand towards you and away from the table but still carefully keeping your fingers close together.  And as you do so, try to make circular motions of your thumb with your middle finger. Then slowly turn your hands towards your audience and at the same time spreading out your fingers. The effect will be a surprise for your friends in that the coin has vanished in thin air.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Identify a Qualified and Reliable Home Inspector (part 2 of 2)
Clues could also be culled from the length of home inspection. Ask your inspector how long it usually takes for him to complete a job. Most qualified home inspectors do the job in more than three hours. If the inspector intends to complete the task in mere 90 minutes, something is really wrong with him. You are not inviting a person to just come and appreciate your home. Remember, you are inviting (and paying) a home inspector who should meticulously inspect your house.

Some inspectors are also vocal in recommending repair and maintenance contractors long before actually inspecting your house. Stay away from those inspectors. They are obviously just trying to make business with you. How sure could you be that the inspector would not identify problems just so you could hire his recommended contractor? For all you know, that inspector might be into a partnership or commission deal with a contractor.

A qualified home inspector is not asking for re-inspection charges. The initial inspection might require several repairs. After the repair has been completed, home inspection must resume finding out if the task was successful in eliminating possible problems. If the inspector tells you his services does not cover such re-inspection, drop him.

You should also prefer a home inspector who agrees to have you be around or be with him during the inspection process. Unqualified inspectors are afraid that clients might discover that they are not actually inspecting accurately and systematically. See, it could be easy finding the best inspectors around.

How to Identify a Qualified and Reliable Home Inspector (part 1 of 2)

If you are in need of the services of a home inspector, you might be surprised at how many they are in the market. You might have received business cards when you were walking down the street. The yellow pages might lead you to contact information of several inspectors in your community. Your home seller or agent may also recommend inspectors to you. How could you identify and hire qualified and reliable home inspectors?

The first best way to find your way leading to such inspectors is to ask referrals from friends, colleagues, or relatives.

You could begin your search from there. You should not easily jump into conclusion. Double-check the recommended inspector’s qualifications and credentials. You may also look at the qualification of your home agent. Inexperienced and unreliable agents logically would also recommend equally inferior home inspectors.

States and cities may have home inspector associations. In the United States, you may begin by checking out the American Society of Home Inspectors. The organization could point you to its members in your community. It could also lead you to several other related associations, which in turn may have affiliations and members in your place. Remember that such organizations are meticulous in recruiting and accepting members because they have a name to protect.

To check the actual validity and reliability of a home inspector, you should also review a sample report of the home inspector you are considering to hire. If the inspector emailed or sent you a sample actual report that is about four to five pages long, immediately turn him down. Inspection reports surely vary but in no way could comprehensive home inspection reports be shorter than 20 to 50 pages. Such reports should also include colored pictures to show actual defects and problems.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Appeal of a Lemon Detox Diet (part 2 of 2)
After refraining from solid foods for a few days, it is advisable to gradually go back to the normal eating habit. The resumption should not be abrupt because it may seriously harm the body. Slowly integrate soft foods into your diet in addition to the liquids and the fruits that you are eating for the past few days.

Then, if you are well-adjusted, then you may eat solid foods moderately. The intense fasting may be too harsh for the system, thus it is best to proceed with the diet with the supervision of physicians and professional health providers.

As believed, the lemon detox diet can offer dietary support even if it lacks proof that can show unpleasant long-term effects for the body. Today’s researches that lay down the advantages and disadvantages of the diet are very much effective for the better understanding of this regimen. If you are planning to embark on this program, you should allot a time to discuss the matter with your doctor so that you may be properly advised if this treatment will be beneficial for your condition.

The lemon detox diet is very appealing, especially to those who are not well-informed regarding the matter. To those who do not have enough knowledge regarding this kind of diet, they may see it as their hope to lose weight.

But to those who are into this diet for the right reasons, they know that this diet is more of a purification of their system, so that they can become healthier and they are more protected against substances that may harm their fitness.

The Appeal of a Lemon Detox Diet (part 1 of 2)

If you are a person who is in search of a detox method that is simple yet fast and effective, then you may want to try the lemon detox diet. With this diet, a blend of syrup from organic trees and the juice of a fresh lemon is drank by a dieter. Oftentimes, the syrup is a concoction of palm and maple syrups. Such mixture is definitely a source of balanced minerals and vitamins for every individual.

As the name implies, this diet will surely help you get rid of those unhealthy toxins and compounds from your body. And though it is not the ultimate goal, sometimes, weight loss is even obtained because of this diet. And as the body is detoxified, its system is treated and left healthier than before.

Because the diet may require the dieter t to cut back with solid foods, the body may get the energy it needs to get through its regular activities from the natural sugars of the syrup. These natural sugars help the body hold back hunger which it may experience because of the restricted diet. With just one glass of the blended drink, approximately 70 calories is absorbed by the body, together with zinc and calcium. All these elements are taken in by the body in the right amount as considered necessary for an individual.

The program may continue for several days wherein a person only takes in the blended drink together with a prescribed medication to assist the ingestion during the diet period. Dieters are still active because of the energy that they get from the drink. However, as the toxins are flushed out from the system of the dieter, he may feel a little dizzy or light-headed. To be able to increase the blood flow and accelerate the discharge of these unwanted substances from the body; many dietitians suggest that the diet should be accompanied by simple exercises.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Why Use Google Adsense? (part 2 of 2)

What's more, the look of these banners and their size is customizable, which means they will feel more integrated with the rest of your site's content, which brings an increase in your site's overall visual quality as opposed to a traditional approach.

For many people, there's also a great problem with finding people to advertise on their site as well. AdSense is clearly the easiest solution available to this problem today.

It's free to join the AdSense program and it almost takes no time at all. The potential database of websites from AdWords is larger then anything you might encounter from any competitor, numbering over 150.000 users. This means as more people compete the CPC or cost per click for search terms will inevitably rise.

Also, setting up AdSense on your site is a breeze, and you can complete the whole process in less then an hour. It takes a lot less to do then any form of affiliate advertising which is yet another reason to choose the easy AdSense approach.

All you need to do is add an AdSense banner on your website (other then registering with the program of course) is to copy & paste a few lines and you're all done, you get to choose where the banners go, how large they are and how they integrate with the rest of your site.

For any webmaster out there, that's a killer scheme because it lets you draw the line between your site's usability level and the amount of advertising you wish to have. Some people need the money badly while others just keep AdSense running to pay for the hosting of their website.

AdSense is a great advertising program because a lot of thought has went into making it "just work for everyone". It works great for the people who use AdWords, for the webmasters using AdSense, and most importantly for the visitors of the websites.

You need to have optimized niche website templates for best results. You may find the best adsense templates and blog templates at ( They are offering 100 fresh new templates every month.

Why Use Google Adsense? (part 1 of 2)

Undoubtedly, you've heard about Google's AdSense and you are thinking about giving it a go. But is it really worth placing an AdSense banner on your site?

The answer is a definite yes. You could always have some other banner on your site, or even use some search of affiliate ad program and that would probably make you some money, given of course that your site enjoys a healthy amount of visitors. However with affiliate marketing, it is expected that the visitor from your website completes a sale before you are remunerated.

But that's nowhere near what you get for using AdSense. There are people who earn in excess of 100.000 dollars per year by using AdSense. And it doesn't just stop with making more money. Firstly, the ads are text only. That means they're by far less obtrusive on your visitors then your average, flashy banner that's designed to catch the eye of the visitor.

Sure, you'll have to ensure they get better placement, so as to be noticed but despite that they don't bother viewer’s as much as traditional ads. Think about the many sites you've seen using pop-ups, floating banners and many other schemes that will have visitors screaming in anger every time they visit the said website. You can actually do better then that, annoying people less and still making an amount of money.

Secondly, the ads are generated based on the contents of your site automatically. When you use an affiliate ad program, you have to specify certain categories that your sites belong to.

However, if any page on your site falls outside of these categories, the banners aren't targeted anymore. And what that means is that you're potentially showing ads to people who don't have any interest in them and that can lead to inefficiencies.

With Google AdSense that just about never happens: the ads present on your site will always be in sync with whatever your visitors are interested in and that adds to your site's value and to the revenue it produces.