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100 Tips to Market Your Music – Part 2

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Even if an artist has an outstanding talent, record deals do not fall out of the sky and land in your lap without music marketing. In this Internet age, A&R at most record labels is not what it once was, so those reps are looking for artists that already have CD sales, a great fan base, and already have the look and feel of being made even more marketable.

We started a list of marketing tips in 100 Tips To Market Your Music and continue more great ideas here, so tweak any of them as you will!

Promo Tip #55 Tag your MP3s with your name or band name, not just the song name. They need to know WHO did this material when they happen across it months later.

Promo Tip #56 Know who you are! Get into an appropriate category so that you can be found. People have to be able to identify your sound into a category that they can identify with. You may want to portray a new edgy sound, which is fine, but there are still general categories that people search on in record stores or online and you have to be found in one of them.

Promo Tip #57 Throw a listen-in. Contact record stores, coffee shops, book stores, malls, recreational areas, galleries, cool clothing stores or nightclubs that are willing to support local music. The free listen-in could have talk session and discounted CDs with coupons.

Promo Tip #58 Keep it simple silly, web sites that take a long time to load, are not easy to navigate, and are not interesting will not keep the viewer’s attention long enough for them to get to know you. So don’t make your personal website or any site that can be customized, so frilly that it turns a potential opportunity away.

Promo Tip #59 Join local communities and organizations and go to meetings periodically and pay attention. Listen for opportunities in what they are saying and perhaps volunteer. Help them and they will help you. Nonprofit organizations are likely to have access to media outlets that may give your some exposure.

Promo Tip #60 Check your public and local radio stations that play your type of music and try to get some air time.

Promo Tip #61 You will hear a lot of no’s and negativity. That is to be expected as everyone’s taste is different. Hopefully someone will give you some constructive criticism. Learn from it what you can but keep moving forward.

Promo Tip #62 Develop yourself as a complete package. Record labels do not spend the money on A&R as in the day. Educate yourself as a well-rounded music artist and present yourself as such.

Promo Tip #63 Elevator Pitch – If you only have one shot to make an impression in 30 seconds or less, can you do it? You will need to, so practice it!

Promo Tip #64 Post your gigs on your website(s), class ads, Craigslist, Backpage and other sites for your location.

Promo Tip #65 Submit your music to songwriting competitions, musician competitions, singing contests – try out for American Idol, for gosh sakes!

Promo Tip #66 Do a free conference call to chat with fans using your website. Record the call and follow up by posting the MP3 on your site. Promote it for all its worth.

Promo Tip #67 Never release an inferior product, send out professional, and only your very best demos and new releases.

Promo Tip #68 Get testimonials and reviews from people that matter and start locally if you have to. Add them to your press kit.

Promo Tip #69 Make sure you make it easy for potentials sales to happen whether on your site or at a show. Make the payment process, safe, secure and EASY.

Promo Tip #70 Have a house concert. Invite the neighborhood to your backyard.

Promo Tip #71 Give your fans insider, behind the scenes, back stage with the band info and videos. This is great info to include in newsletters – people that signed up to learn more about you on purpose.

Promo Tip #72 Take the good with the bad, and take it all graciously. You must keep your image clean or at least maintain the aforementioned image.

Promo Tip #73 Don’t waste time, prioritize and go with the best bets. Put your energy into the correct market for YOUR music.

Promo Tip #74 If you can write well about a music subject, write and distribute articles. Always source the article back to your website. Let it be redistributed with the bottom author source info to spread your message and link.

Promo Tip #75 Gig swap with other bands from another area to widen your fan base.

Promo Tip #76 A music profile or bio, press kit and press releases should all be well written, free of misspellings, kept current, and to the point. Schedule updates of your various online activities.

Promo Tip #77 Find a business in your area that you can partner with for mutual benefit. If something about a song, style, or image would boost a local business, develop a cross promotional relationship.

Promo Tip #78 Respond to all your correspondence in a timely, businesslike, and correct manner – appropriate to the sender. Be considerate of your audience.

Promo Tip #79 Give people what they want. It’s all about the fans. If they come to your website, give them information that makes THEM feel good. If they come to your show, entertain them, thank them and thank the venue for the experience.

Promo Tip #80 Don’t disappear. Once you have started building your momentum, it is a continuous onslaught.

Promo Tip #81 Attend music conferences, indie showcases, music festivals. Gain exposure and network.

Promo Tip #82 Be easy to work with and be flexible. A good reputation carries a lot of weight. Flexibility can also mean possibly adjusting areas of your work or image so as to get your foot in the door if need be.

Promo Tip #83 Have a cause. Create an event to promote that cause. Team up with other like-minded bands and make a news worthy event out of that cause.

Promo Tip #84 Business Cards – When talking to anyone, hand one out. You must include the link to your website. Consider your link as your online business card.

Promo Tip #85 Rolodex your contact list (some sites have contact managers in their member consoles). Make a list and keep it current of all the places online and offline that you need to post to when you need to send out reoccurring press releases of news and events. Be aware that many sites have limits in number and/or time frames, be careful to not exceed them.

Promo Tip #86 Invoke your personality into your writings to make your invitations, announcements and introductions fun and effective.

Promo Tip #87 Clearly define what you are about – quickly, online or offline. People have short attention spans and are short on time – not just the music industry, but most people in general. This is very important! Don’t waste words. Make anything you have to say about yourself or band enough to give the important necessary information and cut out the nonsense.

Promo Tip #88 Create a band calendar with some humorous photos of the various band members at various events.

Promo Tip #89 You heard it through the grapevine. Share “some” inside knowledge with other bands and songwriters in your area. Start your own information highway.

Promo Tip #90 Create an automated template for emails. Take the time to add the person’s name with a personal tidbit, but save time with a ready made email guide. Respond to unsolicited emails with your own personalized marketing message and a link to your website.

Promo Tip #91 Play for free if you have to, any where, any time. Create an event, an event with a cause and donate the proceeds to a charity. This can open up some interesting contacts and opportunities. Sponsor an event.

Promo Tip #92 Reach out and touch your fans. Whether someone else is maintaining your online presence or not, occasionally touch base with fans personally.

Promo Tip #93 Include every ounce of contact info needed upon every available surface.

Promo Tip #94 Borrow an idea from other sources, even outside the music industry. If it works for that company, perhaps you can adapt the idea to market your music as well. Find a way to put a new twist or slant on a successful bands tactics.

Promo Tip #95 Send birthday cards to your fans…of course you need to get their birthday info when they sign up for mailing lists.

Promo Tip #96 Get involved in the music forums and message boards that target your music segment and ALWAYS include your signature URL (aka web link)!!

Promo Tip #97 Start a Music or Band Blog, well written and kept current. Submit it to music Blog directories.

Promo Tip #98 Create a novelty song that topics a holiday, a hot news item, your city or town, sports team, political event or other idea and gain exposure on promoting this song.

Promo Tip #99 Listen to your fans and learn what brought them to your show. This is very effective to giving you feedback on which promotional tool worked.

Promo Tip #100 Success does not happen to those that wait. A record label , music deal, stardom, just creating a website “and they will come” does not just land in your lap with you doing nothing. You have to make success come to you. Be persistent, be confident, roll up your sleeves, it is going to take some serious work.

But wait, there’s more! We could not stop at 100! Here are a few more great tips:

Promo Tip #101 Use the Internet to research and keep current on new ways and new sites to market your music.

Promo Tip #102 Strength in numbers. Build joint ventures, collaborations and/or online partners on a project and both of you market that project.

Promo Tip #103 Have a professional email address.

Promo Tip #104 Don’t burn your bridges. Even with the increasing number of music “want to-be’s” the music industry is a relatively small and close knit community. A wrong done to you by someone early in your career, may be that “someone” in a position of music power one day that you just might need to do business with.

Promo Tip #105 Join the party, even if not in the mood. Don’t respond to the inevitable “what do you do” question with your day job, but tell your potentially new fan you are a musician and hand them your business card.

Promo Tip #106 Keep a journal of your marketing efforts with what worked and what did not work. This can be used in many ways down the road besides tracking your efforts. A book or e-book maybe?

Promo Tip #107 If out partying, have a designated friend or band mate for image control. If you get into something that could potentially land you in trouble, that controller gets you out of the situation before it can hurt your image. Video can be on the Internet before you even get home, so protect your image at all costs if you happen to get out of control.

Promo Tip #108 Business is business. There is a time and place for slang/explicit language, behavior, and the like. Project yourself in a professional manner. Know when you are onstage and when you are not.

Promo Tip #109 Get your own competition going about your band or a new release. Give something away, have fans register at local record stores, find a way to get buzz going by asking a great question.

Promo Tip #110 Self promote everyday, in every way, one way or the other.

Some of these pointers may not be for you. That’s fine. Do what you need to do, just make sure we ALL hear about you. Very true that many artists do not have the funds to do some of these tips, well, with the Internet and some ingenuity it possible to get around this to an extent.

The difference between you and another band that made it may not be that their music was better. It might be that they found a way to get noticed better. The music industry needs music talent and is constantly on the look out for something that stands out. If you have the guts and perseverance, it can be you.

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5 Proven Ways to Make Money Online

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There are endless ways you can use to make money online. Some will give you great returns while others will leave you working for pennies. If you are looking to make money online, here are the top 5 proven ways that you can consider.

Webinar Trainings

One of the ways you can make a significant amount of money online is through webinar training. A webinar is an online event held in real time. The people present are able to interact with each other and with the presenters by sending and receiving messages in real time.

If you are an expert in a certain field, you can use webinars to train people who are interested in what you offer. To be successful in webinar training, it is important that you have a recognized online presence in your niche or area or expertise.

Start an Online Course

Another way to make money online is by starting your own online course. Courses present a good source of passive income. When you create a course, you can sell it for many years to come with little to no updates depending on the topic.

It is easy to start a course and you can price it the way you want. According to Teachable.com, their instructors make upwards of $5,200 per month and most start making money immediately after launching their courses.

People are wired to seek education and skills, therefore, if you have a good course that really delivers value, it becomes easy to build a seven figure business with it.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the act of selling products owned by others for a commission. You can use affiliate networks such as ClickBank and others or look for other online businesses and companies that have their own affiliate offers.

You can easily make money with affiliate marketing if you have a blog with a good following. You can sell products or services that would interest your blog followers and make passive income without much effort.

Drop Shipping

With drop-shipping, you sell products through your site to people who are interested without having to deal with inventory or delivery of the same. It is also a great way to make money online without a lot of investment upfront.

Become a Freelancer

Finally, you can become a freelancer and engage in lucrative ventures such as content marketing, digital marketing and advertising, web analytics, web design, graphic design and others. All of these are freelancing careers that are scalable and able to bring in a decent amount of income. Many people have built million dollar online business offering such services.

Other good ways to make money online include starting a blog, becoming an online tutor, offering virtual assistant services and working with online business like Uber, Lyft and Amazon to offer driver and delivery services.

If you are looking to make money online, the time to start is now. If you are lucky, you might make money immediately; but for most ventures, you will need time to gain traction and start making a decent income.

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How Does QuickBooks Hosting Help To Save Your Enterprise Resources and Money?

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From Purchase orders, receipts, bills, contracts, and invoices, a business generate a large amount of paperwork to complete the day-to-day transactions and business activities. Without organizing record-keeping activities, it becomes very problematic to make informed decisions, that may lead to detrimental results. Record keeping is time-taking and multifaceted activity and therefore to responsibly and effectively complete the process, it is necessary to understand how, where, in what order you are going to store and track your paperwork.

So, before making any decisions to solve your paperwork related tasks, it is quintessential to ask a few questions such as, how do you keep track of paperwork? What percentage of your files and documents need to be secure? How much time do you spend managing your documents?

Perhaps, you might be worried by the time and energy you spend maintaining and keeping documentary records timely and securely. So, how you can organize your documents effectively without wasting your time, efforts and money? Taking your accounting and tax software to the cloud provides flexibility with easy to use self-serving computing resources that relieves the need for hiring IT personnel.

The cloud provides many benefits to its users, but for the sake of brevity here we have mentioned 4 important benefits of the cloud:

Pay-As-You-Go Plans

Unlike in-house infrastructure and hardware hosting provides ease of use by providing flexible plans i.e. one can easily reduce or increase the hosting plan according to the current business needs. For instance, you deal with seasonal goods and in peak season your demand increases considerably and to effectively meet the demand you can easily increase the current bandwidth and thereafter can adjust accordingly. Therefore, you no longer have to bear extra costs of infrastructure and other handling and managing costs. Moreover, with the cloud, you get fast and regular automatic backups of your critical at more than one data center, which enhances the data security by eliminating risks from all types of mis happenings.

Bank-Level Security

Most of the cloud vendors provide industry-standard IT practices. Updated antivirus, firewalls and other crucial security measures make your data highly secured from various internal and external data risks. On top of that, your confidential business files are regularly backed up to make sure that your business files remain protected and safe. With the QuickBooks Cloud hosting, employees can access the business files according to their authority and therefore your critical data becomes more safe and secure.

Free Your Staff And Resources

Hiring a full-fledged IT support to take care of technical issues could cost you an arm and a leg. However, by hosting your software to the cloud you get free access to the IT team as and when you need the help. The cloud frees up your resources and money that you can invest in your core business activity. Moreover, you no longer have to bear the pain to carry thick business files to finalize business deals and to maintain and find them manually. You can readily access and maintain your documents online from anywhere in the world with the help of the required credentials of the cloud and a smart device.

Maintain Business Continuity

To maintain trust among the clients and customers it is essential to understand the significance of business continuity. Most of the cloud vendor such as Sagenext provides 99.99% guaranteed uptime to wipe out any type of visible chances of interruption. The cloud ensures seamless access to the data and business files which enhances business productivity and efficiency. Furthermore, with QuickBooks hosting you get a robust disaster recovery system without incurring any extra cost. With the cloud, your data recovery even in case of drastic disasters will be lightning-fast and safe.

Final Note

The cloud is a simple and effective way to add more capabilities to your existing business. With the cloud, you get mobility, efficiency, security, and a seamless system to manage your documents online. Simply, connect with an experienced hosting provider to introduce the desired speed and cost-effectiveness in your business.

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Save on Airfare Secrets Review – For Cheap Travels?

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Save on Airfare Secrets is an e-book, written by Tony Morrison describes how to save money on airfare. It is about the insider tricks and secrets to save money on airline tickets. He was formerly an airline agent that was fired from his career job. He released this e-book about all of the airline secrets in order to get revenge on his boss.

Part I, covers the basic tricks of airfare travel. These are the more common tricks that you may or may not already know about. Part II, covers the better tricks of airfare travel. These tricks are less common to the general public. Part III, covers the advanced secrets of airfare travel. These tricks are rarely known to the general public. Part IV, covers miscellaneous travel tips. These tips do not deal directly with airfare, but will helpful in saving your money when you are traveling. Part V, covers the top secrets to cheap airfare. These tricks are known by very few. Travelers have to utilize these tricks to squeeze out some of the most amazing bargains on airfare travel.

The advantages about this e-book is that it gives a clear picture of reasons and tactics of how to buy airplane tickets with the lowest discount on a certain time of the week. You can save as much as hundreds of dollars to a thousand dollars more depending on how much you travel. Use alternate airports when searching for airfare. Most major cities have more than one airport to depart from. Always consider the alternative airports that can save you on your ticket. Something to note, however, is that if the cost of traveling to a farther airport outweighs the savings on your ticket, then the deal is not worth it. Before you jump on a cheaper flight package from a farther airport, try to factor in the additional costs of travel to that airport to have a clearer understanding of what would be the best flight deal.

The disadvantages of this e-book, Save on Airfare Secrets isn’t for everybody. You may need to be in a certain age group or have a certain occupation to take advantage of the discounted ticket. Glitches happen all the time – not with just airfare companies, but hotels as well. The chances of people buying tickets online are very slim due to computer malfunction. He had a customer getting $1143 ticket for $143 by exploiting loopholes in the computer that was something his boss Paul, still has nightmares about.

The e-book Save on Airfare Secrets reveals the true information’s the author present. Should you and your family go for a vacation trip, this book will help you to save time and the hassles. You will find Tony Morrison’s experience as a travel agent inside every page of this book.

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How to Become a Search Engine Evaluator and Make Money From Home

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A hot topic these days is the side hustle or side job. Many people are looking to make extra income and want a flexible job that fits in with their life. An interesting opportunity to make money that not many people know about yet is as a search engine evaluator.

I have been working as a search engine evaluator for several months in my spare time. Since my daughter was born two years ago, I had a few different thoughts about income and working.

These two ideas stood out the most for me.

One: I wanted to increase my income. I wanted to be able to save more money for our retirement, and make regular contributions towards our daughter’s education fund.

Two: I didn’t want to take more time away from my daughter. I already work part-time outside of the home, and I didn’t want to increase that before she is in school. Whatever side hustle I have, needs to fit into our life as it is right now.

So I started brainstorming side hustle ideas. There were many businesses that I was not interested in; they just didn’t fit with my values. A job where I could set my own hours for the most part was attractive to me. It was important that it be a casual job – no rigid set hours for each week.

I ended up coming across a posting for a position as a search engine evaluator. I had never heard of this job, but I was open to looking into absolutely everything, to see if it fit my criteria above. A search engine evaluator rates and improves search engine results for the top internet search engine companies. Different tasks a search engine evaluator could participate in include web search, video evaluation, maps, local, automation projects, and others.

The requirements were that you are a person who is analytical, excellent at web-based research, and internet savvy. The job listing also state that they look for someone with a broad range of interests who also has specific areas of expertise. Some companies require a university/college degree for this position, but not all do. High speed internet is a must and some companies require a smart phone as well.

There are several companies that offer search engine evaluator or rater jobs. These include:

  • Appen (hires globally)
  • Leapforce (which has been recently acquired by its competitor – Appen)
  • Lionbridge (hires globally)
  • ZeroChaos (employs people in the United States only)
  • iSoftStone (hires globally)
  • Google (one of the few work-from-home positions offered by them)

Some companies require that you take and pass a qualification exam before you are offered a position.

Many of these companies also hire for the position of Social Media Evaluator. This is similar to a search engine evaluator position, but works with the major social networks.

This sounded like the perfect opportunity for me to try. It fit in with my goal to make more money, while at the same time not taking me away from my daughter more than I already am for my part-time work.

I applied to one company and didn’t hear anything back for a few weeks. I had actually forgotten about it by the time I heard back. Since this was side hustle money, it was never the plan for it to replace my regular income. I was invited to take the evaluation exam. With respect to the qualifying exam, my best advice is to take it seriously. Some people don’t find it too difficult but these people are in the minority. The majority of people who are offered to take the exam do not pass it on the first try. I dedicated a whole weekend to reading the provided material, and taking the exams (there are three parts to the exam). Even though I did pass, I would not say I found it easy. If you are interested in this position, study like you mean it.

After being offered a position, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I mention that here because I am not allowed to disclose any confidential information including specific tasks and pay rate. I can relate some general information about the position.

There are positive and negative aspects to most jobs and a search engine evaluator position is no exception. For me personally, the pros absolutely outweigh the cons, but I include both lists so you can make up your own mind.

Search engine evaluator job pros:

  • Flexible schedule – You can make your own hours. Some evaluators work five hours a week, some work twenty five. You aren’t required to log on at specific times. This is why I can coincide this job with my toddler’s nap time.
  • Work from home – There is no commute to this job. Most jobs have the added time it takes to get to work, as well as transportation costs, which decrease the wage they are actually receiving per hour. With these positions, you can work in the comfort of your own home, trading rush hour traffic for working on your couch in your pajamas.
  • Interesting work – You are getting paid to research/learn about different things.
  • Pay – The wages for these positions vary, but are roughly $13-$15 per hour (USD).

Search engine evaluator job cons:

  • No benefits – You are hired as an independent contractor. This means you don’t receive any benefits or perks from the company. You are expected to provide your own computer, high speed internet connection, and sometimes a smart phone.
  • Frequency of pay – Most companies pay via direct deposit once a month. You have at submit your invoice to them each month so make sure you keep excellent records of time worked. If you need to be paid more frequently than once a month this might not be the job for you.
  • Responsible for your own taxes – Since you are an independent contractor the company won’t take taxes off your pay automatically. You are responsible for paying all your own taxes which again means you need to be very organized. A plus of being an independent contractor who works from home is that you should be able to write off some of your home office expenses.
  • Irregular work – A common issue with evaluators is that the workload is inconsistent from week to week. I found this to be the case myself. Some weeks I was able to work as much as I wanted (within the self-imposed limits of naptime!), other weeks there were no tasks available. If you need steady, regular income, this is likely not for you.

Since working as a search engine evaluator I love that I can completely work around my daughter’s schedule. My main issue with this job would be that there are some weeks where there is very little work available. This is a minor concern for me because this is a side hustle, and not my regular income.

A search engine evaluator job might be a great side hustle for you too if you want a flexible work-from-home job that doesn’t involve selling anything.

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How to Earn Money at Home – $25,000 Overnight

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Bored of cooking? Well if you don’t mind we can transform your kitchen into a bank! Yes we can. Hey we are not suggesting you to make a restaurant in your backyard but instead we would suggest all house wives of ways by which they may earn money sitting at home. I just found out that many people search for the answer of ‘How to make money at home’, on the internet. Well they really do not understand that they can make money in their kitchen itself by making some candies.

Just in case you do not think it is a worthy option, let us inform you that people make profits in turns of thousands of dollars from the business. There are many alternatives that you have; you may either prepare gift candies or normal candies. To be very frank gift candies would be a better option, as it is more costly than the conventional ones so you get to make a higher profit; but it should depend on the area of your business and its marketing policies. Extra effort too is not required, just like you cook in the kitchen you would even now cook but the only difference is that you learn how to earn money at home.

The best thing about this is that there is no investment involved. You earn money working from home, being your boss and maximizing your profits. What else can a person demand from their business? Try it out once and if proper marketing is done, you may even earn up to $25,000 overnight! So what are you waiting for, rush to the kitchen and start making money!

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Slogan For Selling – Earn Money by Writing Phrases

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Now a days there are many different types of Online jobs available and some of them are very simple still you can make good amount of money. If I say you can make money by just typing simple phrases and sell those phrases for hundreds of dollar?

You might know that there is an industry which is not visible for everyone but it is a multi-million dollar. This industry is built on new creation and distribution of Writing Simple Slogan and Phrases and symbols. There are many companies and firms out there who are ready to buy those one-liners and pay big amount for that.

There is no experience needed for same. What you need is a little creativity and ideas to think differently and a PC or a Laptop to find out how it works?

There are many simple but money making symbols which sold for $1000 and some sold for $6000.

Don’t just start dreaming of this amount from first day. Go slow and you will unlock many ideas step by step. What you need to do is to be focused and keep brain storming. Look around in your daily life and get some idea and show those ideas to the potential customers.

Any Online Earning system will not give you profit overnight. You have to be constant and make your way out to make earning out of same. I am saying this because there are millions of people working from home and they all have their own story to sell. No one will ever release his/her secret of earning money online. They will guide you what they have done when they started but never share the secret of their success.

Let me give you an example. If I am making money from any specific system than that system will not surely work for others cause I myself discover that system.

I will give you the ideas of what sort of marketing strategies you can apply to help you to get stated and earn money. To get first sale is always difficult but that is the key! If you get the first sale over night than you are not going to spend more time to unlock the secret behind this and it will not stay for long.

OK let me get back to the point where I started. Talk about the Slogan Selling online Business.

It’s an Easy Step by Step system like A, B, C!

A. Write a Slogan – Ordinary Word, Phrase or Symbol

B. Upload Online – Put your Phrase up for sale and it will not take more than a couple of minutes.

C. Wallah! You get paid – You will earn cash when someone Use that.

So what are you waiting for! Search for your best possible Interest and get the Job!

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How to Identify the Best Web Hosting Provider

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There are many web hosting companies out there offering their services. Simply enter a search into Google and you will be bombarded with thousands of companies claiming to have the best hosting packages. The trick is to be able to identify which company will be the best to go with when hosting your website.

First of all, remember to steer clear of companies that offer free web hosting. There is always a catch. Sure, you may not have to pay for hosting, but think about it carefully. How is the company covering their cost for hosting you? They are plastering advertisements all over your website! This takes away from the professionalism and attractiveness of your site, and will deter internet browsers. In addition to this, there is always a limit to your free hosting package. In some cases you may not be able to have lots of graphics or flash images on your site. You may have a very low space limit, which will be irritating if you are planning on having a large site with lots of information. Another downside is that these free web hosting plans may not supply you with an email account that you can use with your domain name. Sometimes they do, but they will only give you a handful of email addresses with a tiny amount of space.

Of course, if you just want a simple personal site without email addresses, perhaps a free web hosting plan will be convenient for you. On the other hand, if you want to start a business site, it is better to find a hosting provider that will offer you a specific package. What you should be looking for is a hosting provider that will give you a breakdown of their different packages. They will explain that for a certain price you will get this much bandwidth, this many email addresses and so on. A good hosting provider will have on call support via telephone or email that is prompt and responsible. Some good hosting providers even offer training courses to assist you in learning how to manage your site.

A good, reputable website hosting provider will have a portfolio of sites that are hosting with them. If it makes you more comfortable you can contact one of their clients to find out how reliable their support is.

Beware of hosting providers that force you to sign a contract for hosting. They may wish to tie you into a hosting package for a year, with the payment requested up front. If you commit to this, you may find after a month or two that you are not entirely happy. Perhaps there are frequent email problems and the support desk of your hosting provider is never available. You may find that your site is sometimes down without warning, or you run out of space and are unable to contact anyone to purchase more. A good web hosting provider will allow you to pay for your hosting on a monthly basis, with the option to opt out whenever you wish. You can also pay up front if it is more convenient for you, but are able to get refunded if you are not happy with the service anymore.

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Love Quotes – Why They Are Popular Among the New Generation?

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How often have you scanned the web for good quotations on love? If Google is to be believed, quotes on love are searched for in the internet a staggering 2,240,000 times every month by people across the globe. In the U.S alone, the term “love quotes” is being searched for 823,000 times. Undoubtedly, quotes on love are extremely popular. And they hold a special charm for the newest generation.

It is surprising to consider the enormous popularity of love quotes and sayings among the newest generation. The present generation, it seems, has been born and brought up with the luxury of mobile phones and chat apps that allow them to send text messages in the shortest possible forms. These messages often care nary for proper grammar, punctuation and spellings. The older generation, which has grown up reading the works of Browning, Shelley, Austen and their ilk, often gets curious to think what makes time-honored sayings on love appeal to such a generation. The answer is, perhaps, not hard to find. For the newest generation that is more into dating and casual flings than its predecessors, short love quotes have a greater attraction. Some of the main reasons for the popularity of love quotations are:

• These make lovely status messages

• These can easily be sent to the person one loves

• These help easily convey romantic feelings without expressing them directly

• These help convey to the world whether a person is ready for a new relationship

Above all, quotations have a particular charm that is irresistible to any romantic person. A beautiful love quote touches the heart and makes one remember his/her sweetheart. Such quotes are also attractive to people who have not experienced romance and rouses in them a desire to experience this emotion and look for a lover.

With the World Wide Web now at your service, you can easily get quotes and sayings on love whenever you need them. There are thousands of blogs, forums as well as websites that boast of beautiful quotes about love. Even micro-blogging and social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have various people dedicating their profiles to posting quotes about love. You may find beautiful love quotes being posted round the clock in these profiles to make an impression on other users and gather more followers. You can find nice love quotes to send to your sweetheart, or a friend, your parents or a family member. The internet is always there for your service.

Looking for nice quotes on love to read and share with dear ones? Avail some rare as well as famous love quotes and sayings.

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The Newest Lengths Thieves Will Go to in Order to Steal Your Identity

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There is no shortage of news stories on identity theft. That’s because identity thieves will go to any lengths to acquire your information. Once they do, they can use it in endless ways, like the poor woman who went to apply for FEMA assistance only to discover someone had applied for and received payments in her name.

There are a lot of ways identity thieves get ahold of your information that you probably already know about. We rely on companies to use software that assures identity vulnerabilities aren’t overlooked so your info is safe when you shop, you probably know not to click on questionable links in unfamiliar emails, and you know not to give your personal information over the phone when someone calls asking you to confirm your account.

Even if you’re careful, you can still become a victim of identity theft because thieves are going to new lengths to get your information.

Monitoring Your Credit

Identity thieves often get ahold of a little of your information before they go the final mile and decide your identity is even worth stealing. With just a few bits of personal information, thieves can open credit monitoring accounts with the top credit bureaus so they can see which accounts you use, and which ones you don’t.

Then, they will choose a card that you don’t use and have a new copy sent to their address. Specialty cards are especially popular, like cards from furniture stores and clothing stores, because many people open these cards to get the initial deal, then never use them again.

Pinpointing Where You Live

Not only do thieves want to see if there are any accounts you aren’t using, they may also want to see if you’ve got enough wealth to even make it worth their time. After all, it’s much more lucrative to steal the identity of someone in an upscale neighborhood than someone living in an apartment on the bad side of town.

Many identity thieves will use websites like Google Maps and Zillow to find out where you live and see exactly what your house looks like before they decide who to target.

Hacking More Than Just Computers

Computers are a popular device to hack because much of the work we do and the bills we pay are on the computer, but there are other devices that hackers can target. Some of them might surprise you.

Cell phones are a popular target, especially since they can be hacked without you having to click on a single questionable link. Tablets can be hacked too, but so can surprising devices like:

  • Smart TVs
  • Smart refrigerators
  • Baby monitors
  • Thermostats
  • Security systems
  • Voice activated systems
  • Garage door openers
  • Smart cars

Even stranger devices have been hacked. Medical devices are hackable, and one hacker even managed to hack into the aquarium thermometer at a casino. Hacking that one item enabled them to extract information from the casino’s high-roller database.

USB Charging Stations

It’s not just your devices you have to look out for. You also have to look out for the outlets where you plug in your devices.

Juice jacking is a creative way hackers are gaining access to personal information. Instead of targeting your device, they target the USB port where you plug your device in. The ports you have at home are relatively secure, but the ports you find in hotel rooms and in airport lobbies are not.

Criminals load malware on public charging stations, then the devices that are plugged in are infected with that malware, providing them with all the personal information that’s on your device.

Going Through Your Garbage

A lot of people pay a lot of attention to their security online, but many people are getting lazy when it comes to the classic ways information is stolen.

Dumpster diving thieves are still out there! That means you have to focus on ways to keep your identity safe when you throw your trash away. Shredding paper that contains your personal information is still recommended.

Keep an eye on what you throw in the actual trash, but you also have to keep an eye on items you put in the recycling bin. Thieves are more than happy to go through both!

Identity thieves are still placing phone calls and sending out emails, but they can do a lot more today than they ever could before. By staying informed, you can better protect you and your information from criminals.

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React Native Vs. Swift: Choosing The Right Mobile App Development Technology In 2021

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Getting torn between the native and unique hybrid app development technologies during iOS app development is quite common amongst merchants trying to take their digital solution to mobile devices. However, before you can hire iPhone app developer, getting clarity regarding such decisions is crucial to ensure your business’s success. However, doing so isn’t a game of head and tales a proper analysis of your business requirements, budgets, and user expectation is a must for you to make the right choice. It will not only ensure long-term scalability but also will guarantee a manageable iOS application for your business.    

If this dilemma is the current roadblock for your iOS app development process, stay tuned! With this blog, we will take an in-depth look into the popular hybrid and native app development technology- React Native Vs. Swift. A detailed comparison between these two technologies will help you make the right choice for catering to your business-specific needs. Moreover, it will also help you choose a suitable iOS app development company for manifesting your ideas in reality. To get started, below is a detailed introduction to each of these technologies.

Introduction To React Native

React Native is a Hybrid app development technology that helps merchants in creating cross-platform mobile apps that works using the same business logic. It is a javascript-based mobile development framework that uses React as its core technology. It has strong community support and is backed by Facebook.  

Pros Of React Native:

  • It allows developers to use the same business logic for different platforms, which makes the development process faster and more efficient. 
  • React Native also allows Hot Reloading making the review process much easier for developers. It improves the development process and reduces the chances of run-time bugs as well. 
  • This technology also empowers iOS app development services to use fast debugging and testing tools for providing efficient mobile applications.

Cons Of React Native: 

  • React Native does not fully support the rendering of native UI elements. It can make providing fully native navigation challenging for developers.
  • The framework also does not support multi-processing and parallel threading. As a result, it can significantly slow down the performance of your iOS application.

Introduction To Swift 

Swift is Apple’s official technology for the iOS app development process. It is a programming language that facilitates the development of high-speed and intuitive iOS applications. This technology can easily blend in with Apple’s Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks to help merchants in crafting unique apps for their business. It is has a huge community of iPhone app development company and receives regular updates from Apple. 

Pros Of Swift:

  • Swift sports a readable and easy-to-maintain codebase, which makes the process of iOS app development faster and more manageable for developers.  
  • It has an easy-to-use syntax and also comes with a built-in error handling system to enhance the testing process. 
  • It helps developers in handling issues such as memory clogging by supporting dynamic libraries. 

Cons Of Swift:

  • It lacks support for hot reloading, which can negatively affect the developer’s experience. 
  • Debugging compile errors using the LLDB services available in Swift can be quite a time-consuming process. Instead, developers need to use Xcode.

React Native Vs. Swift: A Detailed Comparison

From the discussion above, we can easily conclude that with the help of both React Native and Swift, merchants can build amazing and out-of-the-box iOS applications. Below is a detailed list of differences between these two technologies that make them suitable for catering to different business needs:  

  • React Native makes the development process much cheaper as you don’t have to create separate apps for different platforms. Whereas, since Swift doesn’t support Android OS choosing it for app development costs much. 
  • React Native offers hot reloading, which helps merchants in making faster changes and application updates. Since Swift lacks this feature, it takes a longer development time as compared to React Native.
  •  React Native does not support rendering of a variety of Native features, whereas Swift is the official technology it provides a full-fledged native navigation experience. Hence we can conclude that Swift offers a slightly better navigation experience to users as compared to React Native. 
  • React Native uses JSX syntax, which does not have a well-defined architecture, whereas Swift offers a readable and easy-to-use syntax and codebase. It makes Swift a better fit for creating enterprise-level and complex iOS applications. 

To Wrap Up

React Native and Swift are both amazing technologies for creating iOS applications. However, both of these technologies cater to unique and different business needs. For example, React Native can be a great choice for medium-scale apps, whereas Swift can easily be used for enterprise-scale mobile applications. So, access your overall budget and business requirement before choosing between React Native and Swift. It will help you in having smooth app management and easy scalability according to your business needs in the long run.

 

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