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LinkedIn: How to Maximize Results ~ Most Important Social Network

LinkedIn is more important than any other social network bar none. This is true no matter what your goals online are because who you know – and who knows about you – are the...

How to File for Credit Card Insurance Claims

Credit cards often feature free perks. One common example is free insurance. This can include travel insurance, purchase protection insurance (covering damaged or stolen items purchased with your card), and car rental insurance. Many...

10 Ways to Earn Money With an Ad-Free Blog

For years people have debated whether or not bloggers should have advertisements on their blogs. As someone who earns a large portion of her income through blogging, I understand the attraction, and I feel...

Applying for Credit: 10 Dos and Don’ts

Are you in the market for a new credit card or loan? If so, you’re probably considering applying for credit. But before you do, you should consider these ten dos and don’ts. They just...

100 Famous Quotes About Love

Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love. –Leo Buscaglia Love does not begin and end the way we...

Freelancers: Why It’s Time to Bury Your Resume

I’m a freelance writer. I’m a business owner. I set my rates, I decide what services to offer, and I decide which clients to work with and what projects to take on. I’m not...

100 Best Quotes About Life

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.  –Charles Darwin All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. –Ralph Waldo Emerson...

How to Survive Without Living on Credit

With me “credit” is (almost) a dirty word. I don’t take out loans. I don’t use credit cards. And (shocker here), I’m perfectly happy! I’m not the only person I know who stays away...

Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

Some people are kinesthetic learners: people who need motion to learn. These people can’t exactly learn the best from just hearing something said or from seeing it—they need to do it. These are often...

How to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

Training needs analysis process is a series of activities conducted to identify problems or other issues in the workplace, and to determine whether training is an appropriate response. The needs analysis is usually the...

Successful people know that investing time and effort wisely, developing productive habits, and using systems to increase efficiency, are the secrets to creating more time. When you learn to prioritize properly, and to use time effectively, you can create more space in your schedule for the things that matter most.

Here are ten tips to maximize your effectiveness and make every moment count, including top time management tips from some of the most successful people on the planet.

1. Get an Early Start

It is easier to focus on important tasks in the early hours of the morning, when there [...]

You can achieve extraordinary feats when you are fully dedicated to a task and put your heart and soul into succeeding. Strong, unbreakable motivation is often the difference between success and failure when it comes to accomplishing important goals.

It’s very common to start out with a bright attitude and brilliant motivation, only to lose track a little way down the line. When faced with flagging enthusiasm, here are some tips to get your motivation back to its peak.

1. Know Your Deeper Motives

When people set goals, they sometimes fail to put them into a wider context, but often [...]

Brent Beshore expressed the frustration we all feel in his Forbes article on social media.

I love learning, but events unfold quickly and information is scattered. Social media offers an incredible variety of breaking news, detailed commentary, and social signaling on topics that matter, but it’s often challenging to get only relevant information.

He then offered a number of tools that help him achieve the following results:

Monitor Trends And Dig Deeper Keep Tabs On What Is Going On Find Out When You Or Your Friends Are Being Talked About Optimize Your Posts And Track Clicks Bottom Line: Be [...]

Whether you’re selling a product or service online or running a content-based website and want to be able to accept donations, learning how to accept payments online with PayPal (a popular online payment processing provider) is a good idea. There are several reasons to accept payments online with PayPal for your e-commerce business.

Why You Should Accept Payments via PayPal Startup and regular fees are low for the merchant (you). There are no monthly fees, setup fees, or cancellation fees to use PayPal’s basic options, and fees are taken directly out of incoming payments. The only monthly fee is for [...]

Pinterest is the most fun, easy to learn social network ever created. Even if you just stumble around on it you will be making progress. But if you want to be serious about using Pinterest to market your business, it helps to know a little about how best to do it.

Social Media Usernames

The first thing you need is to open an account. That’s simple enough, but before you start let’s talk about usernames.

Whenever possible you really need to use ONE, CONSISTENT USERNAME across all social networks.

Why? Because then you’re easy to find. I am [...]

Writing an Internet business plan for a website or online business is very similar to how to write a business plan for a traditional small business. An Internet business plan should include all basic business plan elements, and the primary differences between an Internet business plan and a traditional business plan will be in the details. Here are the primary components of an Internet business plan:

1. Executive Summary – Just like with traditional business plans, Internet business plans need an executive summary. The executive summary is usually the first section of an Internet business plan, although it should be [...]

Despite the warnings and training offered to parents, more children than ever are hopping online without correct supervision. Unfortunately, many of the unethical webmasters who like to target these young visitors with ads, pop-ups and inappropriate content hear the same messages as parents and quickly find ways around firewalls and blocking software parents install.

So what’s a parent to do? If the bad guys know all the tricks the good guys know, is there any tool left for parents in the fight to protect their children? The answer is a resounding – YES!

Parental Supervision

The number one diversionary tactic [...]

Not all scams are harmless, unfortunately. More often than not, scams are intended to steal your money or personal information or fool you into doing some work for free.

Well-spread types of Internet scams include: phishing email messages (stealing your information while you complete a web form or login), paid-for-review sites (and other sites making you work for free), sites that advertise some services but never deliver the quality work, etc.

So how do you get protected from these common internet scams?

Once you come across some great offer and wonder if you should try it, take time [...]

We have to accept the fact that our lives revolve around gadgets and we cannot live without them. These gadgets are power hungry and unless we keep feeding them, they close down, shutting everything and bringing life to a still. Our reliance on gadgets can be scary, if we are not prepared.

Most of us carry at least two of these energy monsters; laptops, phones, iPods and digital cameras, which make sure they run out on us just when we need them the most. How many times have you had your laptop give up when you are about to send [...]

Here are five easy ways to find the best tutors for your child. The simple principles listed below are designed to guide you in finding the right tutors for your child’s needs.

1) Have a list of questions prepared in advance

The more you know about what you are looking for in a tutor, the more you can provide your child with the best possible chance of succeeding. The right questions provide the right answers for your child.

A few good questions include, but are not limited to:

“How long have you been tutoring?” “What is your area of expertise?” [...]