Just having a blog online does not make you a successful blogger. You might be wondering why some people have millions of readers while others struggle to get even one. Sure, some of it has to do with marketing, but a great deal of it also has to do with the quality of the blogs that are published. You do not have to be a world-famous novelist to become an effective blogger. However, there are some characteristics of highly successful bloggers that you will want to try perfect in your own life. Here are five of them to help you get started. [Read more…]
Are you on Gmail? Chances are yes, and you have a lot of company across the globe. Over 1 billion people use it every month. Even so, there are a lot of things that many people aren’t doing that could make email easier to manage and help them get more out of their time. In fact, a few hacks equal organization and some personalization that can make Gmail better able to respond to your unique situation.[Read more…]
Many people dream of being able to quit the daily grind of 9-5 employment and set themselves up as a home-based entrepreneur.
However, working from home presents numerous challenges that lots of people overlook when they decide to take the plunge.
Ever try to cook a meal in a messy kitchen? None of your utensils are where they should be, and you barely have any room to do anything. And if you don’t have a reliable timer, you’re likely to burn something.
That’s kind of what it’s like blogging without a decent system of organization. Since bloggers are often their own boss, it’s important for them to stay on top of their game and keep their work in a state of order. But with a creative (and often chaotic) process like blogging, that can be a challenge.
If you had to take a guess, how many emails do you think are sent every day? One million? Ten million? One hundred million?
You wouldn’t even be close—not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, every day, people send close to 200 billion—yes, that’s billion with a “b”—emails. That equals about half the day for the average working person—so well over two hours for someone with an eight hour work day. That might explain why we are on our computers and smart devices, it seems, all the time. [Read more…]