Four Things You Need to Know About

Every so often, so many cool things are happening with my friends that I feel compelled to share with you.

Today is one of those days.

Here’s four projects that are worth your attention:

Fizzle – Honest Video Training for Online Business Builders

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If you haven’t checked out Fizzle, you’re missing out. It’s like leveling up your business by going to a party. Who said business training had to be boring anyway?

Corbett, Chase and Caleb (they call themselves the “Three C’s”) drop the knowledge you need to move your dreams forward and have fun while doing it.

Unpop – Build Your Email List Without Being Evil

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If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to annoy your visitors with ugly popups asking them to subscribe when they’ve barely spent five seconds on your website.

But you also want to make sure they know about whatever’s important and relevant to you.

Thankfully my buddy Jon Morrow is creating a solution that gets you more subscribers and makes your visitors happy too. Win/win is always a good thing, right?

How to Find and Do Work You Love

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I’ve been following the work of my friend Scott Dinsmore for a few years now, and it’s been inspiring to watch him grow to the level he’s at today.

This TEDx talk was Scott’s “breakout moment” last year and it’s clear why. Check out the talk and get inspired.

Brew Pony – Amazing Coffee Delivered to Your Doorstep

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Have you ever wished the mailman would bring you something other than junk?

How about amazing, artisan coffee from Portland, Oregon? Granted, it won’t be delivered in the same style as actually living in Portland (they tend to do it by bike, in typical PDX fashion), but it will be just as delicious.

My friend Tyler just launched this venture and is opening up to a few more orders this April. Take a look.

Over to you: What project are you working on right now you’d like to share? Share a link in the comments below.

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Hannah
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Love the look of Fizzle and Unpop, thanks for the recommendation.

I’m currently finishing up my second book, which focuses on self-care as the one and only path to being the best version of yourself, doing your best work, and creating a life that truly serves you. I’m going to be sending out review copies soon and I can’t wait; I’m really excited about the possibilities it could open up for readers, and I have a ton of other projects I’d love to start working on when this is done.

Camila
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Yeah, Hannah! It’s me, Camila. Happy to see you on here, excited about your book! Congratulations!

Hannah
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Hey Camila! Small world :) Good to see you here too, thanks for your well-wishes about the book. Look forward to seeing you at LOE in the summer.

John Sanders
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Where did you get your blog layout from? I’d like to get one like it for my blog.

Philippe
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ClickWise Website Design. (logo, headers, wordpress & headway themes based blogs and websites, branding)

http://www.clickwisedesign.com/

sontwisted
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Crystal Plew
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Amazi is a location based app and website that helps you locate clean water sources to refill your reusable bottles to end bottled water consumption. Please check us out!

Amy
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Yay, blatant self-promotion! ;)

I am currently on a 30-city tour of North America on which I am teaching bootcamps to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. 5 cities down, and this hope is spreading like wildfire. Everyone is welcome at the bootcamps and Movement Meetups (where I help coach people to further the movement against the mental health stigma by helping to create events of their own). Hope to see you there!

http://30x30project.com

Galina
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Hey Amy! You are amazing! I sent you an email to your website.

Evan
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My project is making my income doing what I love. Currently this means seeing if I can make my income from my blog: http://www.livingauthentically.org It is a self development blog. In the ‘West’ a lot of our problems have to do with how we were brought up and the choices we make. We should be conscious of this privelege. In my experience we are capable of living deeply satisfying lives. With some work. And it doesn’t have to be hard work – small and easy steps can work just fine. Next project is a series of videos laying out the… Read more »
Batya Yaniger
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You’ve put a lot of thought into this. I’m impressed!

Liam
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Working on a website design for a big loud rocking and rolling band!

Camila
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I make you smile > http://www.camilaprada.com

Vincent Nguyen
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I’m keeping my eye on Jon’s Unpop. There’s always things that need improvement when it comes to the topic of subscriptions and I know Jon Morrow is the champion.

Luzia Light
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My project is:
The Daily Goddess

http://www.luzialight.wordpress.com

Ari
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My wife and I started We Are A-OK. We specialize in overall web presence for small to midsize businesses, nonprofits, and professionals.Whether you are launching a new business or growing an existing one, we can help you communicate your products, services and ideas online
If anyone needs assistance setting up a website or blog, we are offering discounts for the Paid To Exist family. We look forward to connecting with you.
http://weareaok.com/

Lisa Jackson
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Really great to see some amazing projects. I’m a keen follower of Live your Legend and absolutely loved the TED talk that Scott did.
I’m working on getting out of my day job to focus on my personal performance coaching and my website. Exciting times ahead.

Kelly Phillips
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Thanks for the opportunity to shamelessly promote! :-) I am in week two of Marie Forleo’s B-School and finding it to be AMAZING! I have completely redone the free giveaway on my website. You can now download the Unleash Your Networking Style worksheet, which is the first step to learning to network in your own style, rather than trying to be all extroverted and salesy. It gives you something you can implement immediately and start seeing impact. I promise if you opt-in, that I won’t send you anything spammy! http://www.redfeathernetworking.com

Amanda Fall
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Thanks for the fresh and exciting resources, as always. Unpop–wow, boosting business without being evil? Win! Sign me up. (Actually, I already did.) My “project” (aka my calling, my passion, my live-it-breath-it) is my indie publication, a monthly online magazine called Sprout. I pour my heart, soul, and wild color into these pages, featuring art, poetry, essays, short stories & more, all designed to uplift and inspire. We celebrate hope and healing in everyday life. I’m humbled to have featured creatives such as Christine Mason Miller, Robert Lee Brewer, Melody Ross, and many more. This year I’m dedicated to bringing… Read more »
Julie Mortillaro
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I am working on a project called the Painted Pony Project (found on my website) in which I take unwanted crayons and melt them into cool shapes and then donate these to organizations who help children in need. I thought it would be easy to get unwanted crayons from people, but getting people to give you stuff they would normally throw away isn’t as easy as I thought. I might have to partner with a church (although I emailed three people at mine and none of them responded) or think of other ways to get donations. I love what everyone… Read more »
Kelly
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If you haven’t yet, see if there’s a Freecycle group for your local area. You can keep an eye out if someone is giving away stuff or you can post a free wanted ad for crayons. I love the group! Used it so much these past couple years.

http://www.freecycle.org/

Paul Smith
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Have you tried some of the local fast food outlets? Their kids pack usually have a small packet of crayons and I am sure that 90 percent of these end up in their bins.

Jess
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Ohh, definitely going to check out unpop!

I launched a new site this year as a side project (I’m a full-time silversmith with my own business online) to help others like me who wanted to turn their handmade hobby into a full time biz.

The site – Create & Thrive – is going great guns, and I’m just about to launch my first ecourse over there – Set Up Shop! Exciting times :)

http://www.createandthrive.com/

Chris Cooke
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Promoting a program to help churches get their financial house in order.
Not by simply conducting a workshop, but helping the local church develop a ministry which emphasizes financial stewardship while implementing programs, products and services.

Dave Shedivy
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My project is teaching people about the value of becoming Stoic to be more content and live a more meaningful life. To actually be happy!
Thanks for all the inspiration!

http://EverydayStoic.com

Elizabeth Stark
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Dear Jonathan and PTE Community,

What an awesome gesture. It’s very cool to see what everyone is up to here. At the Book Writing World,I guide creative folks through the art and discipline of writing a book. I am a published novelist and former writing professor who can help you remember why you love to write, connect with a fabulous writing community, write regularly, finish your book this year, and get your work out into the world.

I send out free writing tips each week, too.

http://BookWritingWorld.com

James Benton
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Thank you Jonathan for opening it up to us here! Well, I’m basically hell bent on changing the world these days through spreading indigenous wisdom, as well via presenting various insights and ideas from modern day visionaries. The site is still under construction but there is a bit of content there already. I’m looking to officially launch in 4 weeks. Let’s go!

Scott Stephens
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Fizzle looks great!

I help people break free from average to create amazing lives of passion and purpose through my project called Ending Average. Are you tired of average?

http://www.endingaverage.com

Batya Yaniger
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I love your website. The words you chose for the heading and subheading are just perfect!

Scott Stephens
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Wow. Thanks Batya! I really appreciate it. I like the title of your site as well.

Rhonni
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What lovely timing for your self-promotion fest! Just this week I launched a site for business articles for Festival Professionals. http://FestivalProse.com My goal is to be editor, although as with anyone’s project, at the beginning I am also a major contributor. I’ve been a Festival Professional for over 20 years, having done everything from designing and building regional festivals (hard sites), to creating and managing successful businesses within the venues. The things I don’t know … I am confident I know someone else who knows the answer. We are creating a place for “Best Practices” to be shared, and a… Read more »
Justin Harmon
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Hey everyone! I’ve been following Paid to Exist since the beginning. Jonathan’s work is one of the reasons, I sort of found my calling, as they say :) I am working on a book project which is tentatively called, “Change your Perception, Change your Life”. It’s about inspiring, motivating, & helping people find the ability within themselves to escape the status quo, follow their dreams, and change the world. I came up with a strategy I call Dream Design, which I talk about as well. This project is also a collaborative effort, as I have several people contributing, including JD… Read more »
Kelley Linn
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Aloha!

I have created retreats for women (a few for men) that allow for an Awakening Of The Divine Feminine.

My upcoming retreat is this summer in HAWAII and is called Fire Of The Goddess.

My co-facilitator, Katalin Koda, is the author of a book by the same name.
Our retreats incorporate mystic yoga(with Anusara alignment principles) along with shamanic journeys and healing rituals. The Solstice retreat is held at eco-resort less than 10 miles from where the lava is actively flowing into the ocean.

Check it out! http://www.kelleylinn.com

Kahl W.
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Setting things in place to make my site http://www.gemvy.com the best place on the world to buy designer quality jewelry for professional women. Constructive feedback very welcome. Still have a full time job that keeps me very busy… but Gemvy is ramping things way up soon.

Phillip Dyhr Hobbs
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I have been following for maybe close to a year now :) and love your posts,

I just got fired and have two boys (6months & 2years) and a wife to support in Denmark.

I am going full out self-employed as a WordPress Specialist.
I help entrepreneurs get high ROI from their websites and I am a WordPress white-label Subcontractor for web/advertising agencies)

I specialise in these themes and plugins (Among others):
— Headway theme
— Genesis by studiopress
— Woocommerce
— Gravity Forms
— Wishlist Member

http://www.your-virtual-ninja.com is my english website, but I mainly focus on Denmark and my danish site it http://www.your-virtual-ninja.dk

Thankyou :)

Kelley Linn
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Aloha!

I am leading retreats that facilitate an Awakening Of The Divine Feminine.

Our upcoming summer retreat is in HAWAII and is called Fire OF the Goddess!

My co-facilitator, Katalin Koda, is the author of a book by the same name.

Our retreats area combination of mystic yoga, shamanic journeys and healing ritual. The Solstice retreat is held at Kalani, an eco-retreat center less that 10 miles from the active Lava flow.

Check it out! http://www.kelleylinn.com

Wanda
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Thank you Jonathan. For the past six months I have been working on the release of my first book – ‘My Life Interpreted – How I Discovered The Keys to Fulfillment Within My Everyday Experiences’. My Life Interpreted is an uplifting book of ninety-nine inspiring reflections that demonstrate how you can use your own life to decipher spiritual principles begging for attention. My Life interpreted is due for release on May 1st 2013. I have just completed the publishing process and ready to start focusing on Marketing. You can learn more on my websitee http://www.mylifeinterpreted.com or follow me on facebook… Read more »
Breanne
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Like a few of the other commenters before me, I’m working on building a business by helping folks get a website that works for them. My specialty is in websites for little businesses – you know, the kinds that are run out of home offices – not just getting a website that looks good, but one that really has some thought and attention. My approach is to first understand the business and the target market, and then dive into creating a website that speaks specifically to those needs and that will work as a powerful marketing tool. It usually starts… Read more »
Patrick
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Well, this is pretty timely, Jonathan. For about a year, a good friend and I have been developing something that is set to launch on April 1st. This is our 4th iteration, and it’s starting to get real! It’s called Janxmap (http://janxmap.com), and it’s software that maps events through time. As the event draws nearer, the bubble gets bigger. It can be filtered, and anybody can add any event. We focused on simplicity in the design, but there’s some seriously sweet code under the hood that we’re pretty proud of. We’ve entered all the local farmers’ markets plus some other… Read more »
Daryl
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After 30+ years as an independent consulting engineer, I decided to share my experience with a blog. http://www.jumptoconsulting.com Yup, I’m an old codger, but still young at heart. And I still remember the questions I had starting out, and how others helped me make my own JumpToConsulting. Now up to 99 posts, I think the blog will last. Here is a recent post on the “Top Ten Reasons to Become an Independent Consultant.” http://jumptoconsulting.com/top-10-reasons-to-become-an-independent-consultant/ But I think the reasons apply to ANY small business. If you want to learn more about consulting, you’re invited to ride along. But regardless of… Read more »
Schuyler Kaye
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Thanks Jonathan, I really love your blog and your mission! I’ve been helping small business owners who want to make a difference and need to attract more customers through their online brand. My current project is a 7 week workshop that I will be running at the beginning of May called Attract More Customers with Your Story. This will be the first time I run this workshop online with a group, so I plan on keeping it to only 16 people. If you’re interested I’m going to be announcing it (that’s right… haven’t even announced it yet!) in the next… Read more »
Rob Aimbinder
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I have just launched Why People Click. We help you Attract-Persuade-Convert your best prospects to customers.

Kyla Houbolt
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Wow, there are some magnificent projects posted here and I will be looking more deeply at several of them. My core passion and the seed of all I do is to help everyone live creatively, from the inner spark. Currently this is taking expression in my blog, Everybodytryflying. I am working with the blog as an artform, and this blog of my writings and photographs is the crystal around which I will build a more complete web presence. I have a number of projects in mind; the one that I’ve started is a book of instructions for how to thrive… Read more »
Marty
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I am currently Kicking @$$ and taking names over at http://www.budoofbliss.com I am a Poker Player That is currently paying for my website with my winnings! As well as being One Bad@ss Poker Ninja, I am also a Digital Lifestyle Ninja taking the online world by storm! I help people to follow their Bliss, Find what they Are passionate so they can Do what they Love and get Paid for it. Life is too short not to follow your Heart. If you would Like to Kick@ss and take names: hire me as your own personal Ninja, I will have you… Read more »
Karen
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I’m enjoying the email exchanges I’m having with people who have signed up for Balance Virtual Bootcamp, an 8-week in-home exercise program that kicks off Monday, April 1st.
http://balancepft.com/home/our-services/virtual-bootcamp/

I’m also working behind the scenes on my all-new EQUIP business development program for strong, skilled, smart fitness professionals. http://www.gotoequip.com

Jessica Roscoe
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Another one who’s been following PTE since the beginning!

I recently released my first novel, a Paranormal thriller. Check it out!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BKG8VJK/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1364081052&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

Kelly
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I am in the process of building a new website and launching my new business venture, Artisan Book Works – Indie Author & Self-Publishing Services, http://www.artisanbookworks.com, as well as self-publishing several forthcoming books. In the meantime, I continue to do web design for small businesses and individuals, http://www.ksldesigns.com

Thank you Jonathan, for inviting your community to introduce themselves :)

John Koen
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Hi Jonathan,

I actually just put the finishing touches on my first FREE video course for my blog – Mobile Lifestyle Design. It’s the follow-on to a free report I give away on the basics of starting an Online Business.

It’s part of the Mobile Lifestyle Design Library which will be chocked full of free resources for the Mobile Lifestyle designer.

Fee free to have a look – http://mobilelifestyledesign.com/library/free-library-access

Glen Craig
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I re-designed my site http://freefrombroke.com/ and I’ve been working to re-vamp my content. Pretty excited!

Dana Hatjakes
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Hi all! I love the projects being shared here, so inspiring to see others going after their dreams. My husband and I quit our network tv jobs and started a video storytelling company called SoSu TV which stands for Starting over and Starting Up. We live in Reno and are telling and sharing stories about our community and the amazing people in it! We hope to expand to communities all over to share their stories as well. Here are a few! Thanks for checking us out and our story!:)

http://youtu.be/GudxOO1OeP0

http://youtu.be/0Pb94062SdU

SoSu.tv
Twitter @sosutv
Facebook.com/sosutv

James Benton
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For some reason my web address did not display in my comment above even though I entered it. I’ll try again here. Thanks again and all the best there….

Feather
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Hi, we are a very interesting family. Check out our family TV stations, http://www.veryinterestingfamily.com where we focus on deeper connections with ourselves and our children ranging from 16 to 1, sustainability and opening our own surf company at http://www.twinflamesurf.com all while traveling the globe. I have checked out many of the sites here so far and we love what everyone is doing :) hugs

James Benton
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Ooops, I see the field for it doesn’t automatically display it in the comment.
Here it is: http://www.archaicdrum.com

Tiffany
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I am promoting my book, Jump Little Cake, Jump! and learning the ukulele!

Josh
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I just launched a new product for my audience: the Marketing Rockstar’s Guide to Marketo! This site and a few related ones inspired me to make it happen despite the daunting task of documenting hundreds of pages of software. And I did it.

If you’re into Marketing Automation, check it out: http://www.marketingrockstarguides.com

Kelly
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Thank you Jonathan for the self promotion opportunity! What I’m working on is my consulting business that started in September – it’s going really well and I’m loving it!! I provide business services like office work but get to do a lot of other fun stuff such as marketing, social media, web design and hosting. 4 clients + 1 pro-bono so far and meeting with 2 potential new clients next week. I would link to blacktopconsulting.org but it’s still under construction so you can get to know me more at http://www.kellyrates.com or follow the website link to my LinkedIn company… Read more »
Samantha
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Thanks for sharing all of these inspiring projects. Currently I am working on a ebook project and adding a membership component to my website at http://www.organizingguru.com. I also recently started a podcast sharing organizing tips and tricks. You can access the podcast at the address above or find me on iTunes.

Jennifer Burley
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Hi everyone, It’s great to read what great things everyone is up to! I am currently living and volunteering in India, and run a blog (www.spinningthegreenwheel.com) about my experiences. I write about different environmental issues that I encounter, innovative solutions that are being experimented with, as well as my personal experiences of living as an expat in India. I also offer freelance environmental consulting services to clients back in Australia, and sometimes help out my Canadian boyfriend with a software/IT business he has founded in India – NPM Technologies (www.npmtechnologies.com). That keeps us both busy and we love having the… Read more »
Derek Murphy
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I’m excited that my book cover design service is getting more work than I can handle, I love the work, and my wife and I can travel through Europe doing it. I’m also really excited about setting up some bigger products that will let authors make their own bookcovers and format their own books. That’ll let me help more people than I have time for directly.

http://www.bookcovers.creativindie.com

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