Trendy Tendencias: US & Mexico

Blog following and discussing new trends, specifically in the US and in Mexico.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Tongue Cleaners

Don't know what a Tongue Cleaner is?

These things have been around forever. I think they must have originated in India, because all of my Indian friends have used these their whole lives.

In the past month I have seen these recommended on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Emergency Makeover as solutions for bad breath and lowering bacteria.

These things are so cheap to make, and with the right marketing can really go far. I'm not convinced that anyone is really doing the right marketing on these things yet. If anyone is interested, I think I have a supplier/connection in India where they make them. I've been thinking of jumping on the opportunity myself.

Mexico: Unheard of. Would love to bring it here.


At 7:30 PM, Blogger Quant Trader said...

You should put an associates link in your tongue cleaner article. Reading your article reminded me that I had been meaning to get one of these. So I went to and added one to my shopping cart. Readers may want to purchase these after reading your article, and you could be getting a cut from Amazon.

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Rebecca Carter said...

Can you actually put Amazon links INSIDE the post? I hadn't heard of that. I put one the side...but thanks for your comment! I'm still figuring a lot of this stuff out.

Those tongue cleaners are incredible. I think they make them for like 10 cents in India!


At 3:26 PM, Blogger Quant Trader said...

Haha 10 cents to make and they are around 8 bucks on a profit margin!

Here's how I put an associates link in an article in extreme detail:

(1) Sign up for the associates program if you haven't yet. This is on the bottom of's home page under the link "Join Associates"
(2) Once you've been aproved, go to and click Join Associates->Member Login to login.
(3) Then click on "Build Links"
(4)This gives you a choice of available link on the topmost "Build Links" button for "Product Links".
(5) Next, I search for "Tongue Cleaner" and scroll to the bottom, and click on "See all 55" in the bottome catagory...which seems to be personal hygene items.
(6) Then I click on "Get HTML" next to the product "Dr Tong's Tongue Scraper".
(7) This brings up 2 boxes. The left box has some html you can copy into your web site to put a little picture of the product with a link associated toit. (There is no picture available for this product however.) I don't use.
(8) The right box shows what the html code will look like when included in your web site. I click on the link that the html created. In this case I click on the words "Dr Tung's Tongue Scraper".
(9) After clicking on the product link, I am now at the address that someone gets taken to when they click on my associates link for this product.
(10) I highlight the address from the URL line in my web browser and copy it.

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Quant Trader said...

(11) In my case the address is:

(12) Then I create a new post in blogger. I type the word "Tongue Cleaner" in the post, and I highlight that text with my mouse.

(13) While the text is highlighted, I click the "build link" icon in blogger's editor. It is a picutre of a little chain link and is to the right of the buttons for bold,italic, colors, and to the left of the button for left justification.

(14) Clicking the build link button brings up a dialog box, in which I can type a url. I clear the text that is allready in the dialog box and paste the url for my amazon product link that I previously had copied. In Microsoft Windows this can be done by pressing CTRL and V at the same time.

(15) And that's it. Now the text "Tongue Cleaner" in my blog post is a link to the product. Supposedly if anyone clicks the link and buys something I will get a kick-back from No one has actually ever purchased anything from my associates links, since no one actually reads my blog so I don't have any direct experience with what happens after that.

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Rebecca Carter said...

Whoa! Quite the instructions! I'm going to follow them...but in a couple of days, because I'm traveling right now and don't have a constant connection to the internet!

And about people not reading your blog...I'll be stopping by every once in a while!!!

Thanks for the tips!


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