Monthly Archives: October 2012

4 must-have apps for roommates

Even the most basic apps available for smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices can make life more manageable. Gone are the days of grocery lists and strings around your fingers – today’s apps do all the organizing for you, so you can give your brain a well-deserved break.

Particularly if you share your home with roommates, keeping up with bill-paying and other tasks can be a hassle. If you want to get a handle on your household’s to-do list, consider the following apps: Continue reading

What You Should Know About Free Online Content

A growing number of people prefer to read news, do their research and find out about other information online. This is one of the major reasons why sales for print magazines today are on the decline.

Recent reports revealed that sales for popular magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and The Oprah Magazine suffered drop in double digits. Experts agree that majority of consumers these days prefer to use the digital format. Other than the internet, many are using the tablets to read books and browse other information.

This should encourage publishers to produce more web content moving forward. But experts point out they should not aspire to get paid for the articles they share as many consumers are not open to paying for information which they can get for free from other quality sources.

Publishers, authors and business owners should then think about sharing their content free of charge.
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LinkedIn Allows Publishing of Articles

Authors who are actively using LinkedIn have something to rejoice. This is because the top professional networking site has allowed the publishing articles on the platform. In addition, LinkedIn members can choose to follow the content of their favorite authors and writers.

Right now, this publishing feature is limited only to the so-called most influential thought leaders on LinkedIn that number around 150. These people include Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Caterina Fake, President Barack Obama, Governor Mitt Romney and Craig Newmark, among many others. Eventually, this will expand in the coming months and more authors will have the opportunity to publish their writeups on the site, too.

This new feature offered by LinkedIn is specifically called the Influencer program. This encourages thought leaders in the areas of business, non-profit and public sector to share valuable information on the site and gain followers. Apart from articles, the site also allows publishing of polls, presentations, videos and infographics among others. For now, those who would like to be part of this program can submit a request to be an influencer through this link.
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Why an Online Business is the Way to Go Today

Aspiring entrepreneurs planning to start a business today need not have a huge capital. They don’t even have to set up a physical store and rent a commercial space in order to sell and promote their products and services.

The best solution to business-minded people with a limited budget is to start an online business. And why not? There are many benefits to be enjoyed if you opt for this.

Firstly, the internet is free to use. Millions of people use it every day to search for and share information without paying any fee.

A second benefit is its global reach. Unlike a physical store which has a limited target market, an online business allows an entrepreneur to offer his products and services to potential customers around the world.
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