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.[Read more…]
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…]
People who have never worked remotely, who are accustomed to going into the office at the same time every morning and clocking out at the same time each evening, don’t really have anything to base the remote working structure on.
However, as bloggers and other remote workers have discovered, being location independent comes with a number of benefits. [Read more…]
As a blogger, organization and productivity go hand-in-hand. If you want to increase your output and see better results, it all starts with how organized and prepared you are. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. That’s why we’re providing you with some tangible tips that can be implemented into your daily routines. [Read more…]
As an entrepreneur, one of your biggest concerns is to find a way hack the growth of your startup and reap its immediate rewards. Given that building an online business generally requires time and a lot of patience, it is your responsibility to find the fastest and most efficient way that will lead you to greater leads and sales.
Thankfully, there are growth-hacking tools that will help you achieve success in your business in the shortest time possible. Interestingly enough, most of the tools featured in this post are also startups themselves. Using their products is like helping their startups success as well – it’s a win-win situation for both of you!
Below are tools that you need to consider using to turn your startup into a profitable venture. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Antonio, a blogger and a consultant who provides writing assistance to job seekers. He loves writing about marketing, education and productivity. He’s also crazy about riding his bike and bumping into new people (when he’s on foot). He will be happy to meet you on Facebook and Twitter.
Procrastination is a dirty word for many writers, because it means they are not doing the work that needs to get done because they lack the discipline to do it.
It sounds pretty bad put that way, but that is how psychologists characterize chronic procrastination. Yes, it is a disease for some people, and they need professional help to tell them to get going!
Fortunately, most bloggers only suffer from occasional procrastination, and need nothing more than a little push in the right direction.
Hence, there is no need to feel bad. Procrastination happens to the best writers. To prove it, we asked professional bloggers, writers, and branding experts to weigh in on the procrastination dilemma and give their piece of advice on how to combat it. These practical tips are from their personal experiences with the dreaded P word. Find out how they got themselves out of a stall. [Read more…]
Nielsen reports that there are more than 181 blogs out in the blogosphere. Overall, 6.7 million people blog from a platform and 12 million use social networks to blog. With such a dense blogging climate, you’re likely thinking, “How can I make my blog stand out?” From fine-tuning your writing to using images in every post, starting with these tools can certainly help. And best of all, you can access all of these tools on-the-go. So unchain yourself from your desk and get to blogging. [Read more…]
Editor’s note: This post was written by Rupert Adam, marketing manager at Emailcenter, the UK’s largest independent ESP. He specialises in marketing and strategy development. Follow him on Twitter: @RooAdam.
When it comes to dealing with your inbox, you’re probably one of two types of people. There’s those with tens, hundreds or even thousands of unread messages stacked up in their inbox, or those who can’t relax until every single message has been read and either deleted, delegated, responded or deferred.
On average, we send and receive 100 billion emails every single day (just imagine how many that equates to in a year). With that many emails being sent daily, and with research suggesting that the average professional receives more than 100 emails every day, it’s little wonder why so many of us can get lost in our inbox and spend more of our working day dealing with and sifting through messages rather than actually getting any quality work done. In fact, messages from fellow bloggers, guest post requests, meetup/conference invitations, sales messages, newsletters and spam are probably filling up your inbox right this very second!
And that’s where Inbox Zero comes in. [Read more…]