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Adzuna: Haven for Job Seekers and Employers

Adzuna: Haven for Job Seekers and Employers

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There once was a time Job Seekers browsed through newspapers in the Wanted section to inquire about employment. However, because of the Internet, the process has changed significantly. Just ask the creators of Adzuna.

Although job sites aren’t perfect (suppose one doesn’t have access to the Internet), they’re certainly a step up from the “old fashion” way of hiring.

There are millions of job search agencies in the UK, but few are as reputable as Adzuna.

Adzuna is one of the leading job search agencies not only in the UK but also in the world. It is the ideal portal for many job seekers, and employers also rely on it to get the best people for their vacancies.

However, many people do not know of Adzuna, and some may have the wrong impression of the agency. Here is a comprehensive review of Adzuna to get you started.

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The Job Search Powerhouse

Since 2005, Adzuna has been working to improve its job search engine platform and, consequently, the users’ experience. To this end, it is one of the most advanced jobs search engines. Some of its features include:

·         Data Analysis.

Adzuna has developed a sophisticated data analysis system designed to give a better understanding of the job market. This system takes into consideration factors such as the number of job vacancies and their categories, the number of job seekers, wages, and demand against supply, among others.

This analysis has proven useful for employers and economic analysts. In fact, Adzuna’s reports have been used by the UK government in the past to aid in economic planning.

·         Resume Database.

Adzuna lists not only job vacancies but also CVs and resumes of job seekers. This database benefits job seekers by increasing their chances of finding employment as thousands of employers browse the database in search of reliable employees.

·         Privacy and Security.

Many job search engines are untrustworthy because of their poor security standards and lack of privacy. Job seekers often post sensitive information about themselves, and they expect this information to be available only to the relevant people. However, some search engines use this information for other purposes, including selling it to marketers.

Adzuna, however, has placed stringent security and privacy measures to safeguard its users’ information.

·         Search Filters.

The jobs posted on Adzuna scope thousands of industries and occupations. Nevertheless, it is possible to narrow your search to a particular job type through Adzuna’s filters. You can specify the exact job you are looking for by zeroing down on factors such as location, company, and title, among others.

 

Adzuna for Job Seekers.

Adzuna’s creators were inspired by the challenges faced by job seekers in the UK and the world all over. To this end, every aspect of the search engine is designed for the job seeker’s benefit.

For starters, Adzuna brings all job vacancies in one place, so you do not have to browse through hundreds of job agencies; this saves job seekers a lot of time and effort.

Additionally, the platform emphasizes on legitimacy when posting its job vacancies, making a majority of the posts credible enough to pursue.

Adzuna has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience since it was launched. It has used this knowledge to not only better itself but also enlighten job seekers on the secrets of securing employment. The platform offers free guidelines and learning resources to job seekers.

These learning resources teach factors such as creating credible CVs, presenting yourself in interviews, and tips on staying ahead of the competition.

View video of  CEO, Raife Watson, discuss the sites unique feature, ValueMyCV:

The greatest benefit of using Adzuna is its popularity with employees. The search engine has maintained a good reputation since it was launched, and its marketing efforts have paid off well thus far.

These and other factors have made it popular with employers looking to fill vacancies. To this end, the search engine posts vacancies from all over the UK and internationally. As such, job seekers are guaranteed to get leads in their jobs of liking in formal and informal sectors.

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Adzuna for Employers.

Employers also face challenges when looking for people to fill their vacancies. To this end, many employers seek to use leading job search engines such as Adzuna to find the best people for their jobs.

Adzuna offers employers free space to post their job vacancies and promises them thousands of leads from the thousands of job seekers visiting the site. What’s more, employers are assured that a majority of the job seekers who apply for their jobs are qualified; Adzuna’s reputation makes it popular with credible users on both sides. Employers can also hand-pick job seekers by reviewing their profiles and CVs on the site’s database; essentially, it presents the best of job seekers to you to make your pick easy.

Job vacancies posted on Adzuna receive responses almost immediately. As such, employers get to fill their positions quickly to improve their businesses’ performance.

Pros of Website

Adzuna has numerous benefits not only for employers and job seekers but also outside parties. They include:

·         Easy to use.

Despite holding tons of data, Adzuna is incredibly easy to use thanks to its efficient web design. For starters, the interface is neat, and pages are categorized well to make the site easy to navigate. Additionally, the site features search filters that narrow down searches to save users time. What’s more, Adzuna has a dedicated team of customer care agents who are always available to aid users.

·         Popular

Adzuna is the job search engine of choice for a majority of employers and job seekers in the UK. For job seekers, this means more leads to credible jobs as most employers choose the site to post their vacancies. For employers, on the other hand, this means getting more candidates looking to fill the vacancies.

·         Credible

The Internet is full of scammers trying to lure people for their selfish needs through job vacancies postings. Adzuna knows this too well, and it goes to great lengths to keep spammers out of its platform. As such, a majority of the vacancies posted on the site are credible, and job seekers do not have to worry about dead leads.

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·         Cost effective

Employers no longer have to pay to post job vacancies thanks to Adzuna’s free platform. What’s more, job seekers do not have to spend money on tracking job boards and buying newspapers to view open vacancies as Adzuna brings all vacancies in one place at your fingertips.

·         Educative

Job seekers who visit Adzuna leave wiser than they came thanks to its educative resources. The site offers books and guidelines on tips for success in landing employment, and this goes a long way in helping job seekers escape unemployment.

Cons of Website

Adzuna also comes with few shortcomings that include:

·         Competition

Adzuna witnesses a lot of competition among job seekers seeking to fill limited vacancies thanks to its popularity. In fact, only a small proportion of people who respond to vacancies get a chance to interview, let alone fill the position.

·         Spam

A majority of job vacancies posted on Adzuna are credible, but some spammers still manage to pass the stringent security measures. As such, job seekers sometimes deal with dead leads that waste their time, energy, and money.

Conclusion

Thanks in part to the Internet and modern technology, the ability to fill vacancies has become easier.

If you are a job seeker, then you need to be privy to job vacancies immediately they come up. Employers, on the other hand, are always appreciative of qualified and driven candidates fighting to fill their vacancies. Adzuna has proven to guarantee both focus and offer many more benefits, and it is free to use.

As such, there is no reason why you should not sign up on Adzuna to escape unemployment or get the next star employee.

Whether Job Seeker or Seeking  Employer, give them a chance and visit their website now.

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Success Of The Shade Room

 

Success Of The Shade Room

 

The Shade Room

 

On my Facebook timeline, I ran across this interview of Angie Nwandu, owner of the gossip blog, The Shade Room.

Although I’m not a fan of celebrity gossip, it was worth watching. After all, I love stories from people who’ve been successful in earning an income from the Internet:

As you may know, I’m a strong advocated of blogging. It’s a powerful tool used to attracted large audiences of every niche. There’s also monetization benefits too!

I’m also a proponent of social media. Working towards growing a dedicated following on popular social platforms may prove to pay off.

For many new comers attempting to drive traffic to their websites, they may face the challenge of competing against more established sites with high Domain Authority.

With social media, this gives users a chance to build an audience.

By the way, check out my cool tips on coming up with brand-able names from hashtags.

Things To Consider

Some things I got from The Shade Room interview:

  • She went with celebrity blogging in spite of the naysayers. Several  opportunities for bloggers are becoming competitive. Find creative ways to stand out.
  • Angie harnessed the power of Instagram.  Incidentally,  HappyGreyLucky gives advice on organically growing Instagram followers.
  • The founder posted content regularly. Post frequency matters.
  • She valued her first 3,500 followers and engaged with them as a way to connect with them.
  • She leveraged her following base by selling advertising space on her website.
  • Her audience were more interested in what THEY wanted as opposed to her blogging opinions. Give the people what they want.
  • Diversify topics as the audience grows

Conclusion..

While I’m not a fan of gossip blogs, it’s always nice to hear of their success stories. The Shade Room offers another example of how the Internet is a benefit to hard work and a great idea.

Lakshmi Coin India Consideration

Lakshmi Coin India Consideration

 

Lakshmi Coin

I ran across an blog post and video from GadgetsTricks.com discussing India’s interest in creating the Lakshmi Coin:

What Is Lakshmi?

The Lakshmi, or ‘Laxmi’ is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.  So it’s only right to choose a name for their digital currency, Lakshmi Coin.

Key Notes About This

Based on my research, I’ve come across the following:

Long Way To Go

While many use Cryptocurrencies, it’s not clear if the future’s bright for global acceptance due to some concerns and criticisms.  Thus, the Lakshmi Coin may face steady challenges for the future.

 

 

John Crestani Make Money Online 2017

John Crestani Make Money Online 2017 Video

John Crestani

John Crestani has a keen eye on identifying online opportunities.  Check the video below to learn about his suggested way to make money online:

In summary, he mentions four ways to making money online. Not surprisingly, many of those listed were mentioned in this blog entry. As per the video, these methods are:

Affiliate Marketing

  • According to him, it’s one of the best ways to profits. And I totally agree. This post gives some insight on a few opportunities.
  • Blogging is a great way to promote affiliate products. It makes sense to use a content rich blog. Adding banner links and reviews of products help with potential rankings in Google.  Read the previous blog post for more details.
  • Social Media can also attract potential customers. Many marketers (including bloggers) set up Facebook pages as a way to build an audience around topics that are helpful to them. Being an authority and “thought leader” helps build trust among followers.
  • Vlogging through YouTube and other video platforms can attract a loyal audience. The marketer uses videos to help their audience and promote products in their prefered niche.

Ecommerce

  • Setting up an Amazon FBA.  Basically, shipping products directly Amazon for more convenience.
  • Obviously, Ebay’s still the top choice for merchants.
  • Etsy and Shopify are emerging platforms to consider.

Ebooks

  • Many authors use Kindle to sell books. Ironically, many sellers pay Ghostwriters to write for them before promoting on Amazon. For those concerned about hiring one, The Letter Pile gives some great advice.

Mobile App

  • Apps make money from ads, affiliate products, In-App purchases or the application itself. Additionally, the Huffington Post gave a list of apps that could make you money.

 

For those who read the post, Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success Stories, you’ll recognize John as one of the 8 listed.

And in case you’re interested, he’s also the host of the Internet JetSet webinar.

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists 

Ayopoligami App Seeks Polygamists Encounters

 

Ayopoligami App

I don’t know if it’s good or bad news. Apparently, the Ayopoligami app hopes to connect users seeking polygamist encounters for long term commitments.

The official website for the application isn’t in English, however.

Which pretty much means it’s for Muslim men in Indonesia:

 

App Launch Controversy

Of course, dating was part of the Internet Daily Life post regarding society’s online activity. And as you may know, the Internet has given a platform for anyone with an idea to reach the masses.

But, I wasn’t expecting to come across this. The Ayopoligami founder ran into a few glitches, however.

Turns out, upon it’s initial launch, a bit of controversy followed. In fact, some of the criticisms of the app include:

In spite of this, Lindu Cipta Pranayama, the founder, hopes to relaunch the app with more features to filter out time wasters.

According to The Jakarta Post, he’s starting from scratch with stricter settings, such as:

  • Proper identification for all users.
  • Marital status disclosure.
  • Letter of permission from first spouse.

 

The app’s expected to launch in October.

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online Suggestions

Hip Hop Radio Online

Because of the Internet, Hip Hop radio online has changed the way we tune in and hear the latest tracks.

This includes up and coming, mainstream and underground artists.

Gone are the days of recording your favorite jams every Friday or Saturday night with the 90 minute cassette tape.

Additionally, we’re no longer obligated to listen to commercial radio’s cookie cutter playlist. With streaming, terrestrial radio has found itself facing competition now that music lovers have more of a say in what we listen to (provided one’s connected to a service).

In fact, previously, online radio was included in the Internet Daily Life blog post.

Anyway, here’s a list of Hip Hop radio shows worth checking out:

TuneIn vs. Everybody

Of course, a Hip Hop radio online list wouldn’t be complete without Tunein.com (Apple, Android) .

My recommendations are:

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Hip Hop has gone digital

Speaking Of London….

The Rap Show With Charlie Sloth – known for the Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, Charlie Sloth has made a name for himself playing exclusive and up and coming artists from the UK and North America.

DJ Semtex – another top choice show for Hip Hop anywhere in the world (my opinion). A mix of mainstream, up and comers as well as exclusive interviews from US and UK artists.

Tim Westwood – veteran DJ with a lengthy resume. Variety of genres including mainstream.

Other Recommendations

  • Cosmic Kev – Philadelphia’s veteran DJ. Mainstream, up and comers and exclusive tracks. Weeknights, 7:00 pm-Midnight.
  • 997 Hip Hop – mixture of mainstream and up and comers.
  • Amsterdam’s Most Wanted – some underground artists. A lot of exclusive tracks from well known acts as well.
  • Party Vibe Radio – top recommendation for up and comers, 90’s flavor, mainstream and the trap sound.
  • Murder Master Music Show – not a 24/7 streaming site. Consists of downloadable episodes of music and interviews. Hosted by Scott “Prezident” Bejda.

Estonia Cryptocurrency

Estonia Cryptocurrency

Estonia Cryptocurrency

 

Did anyone read about the Estonia cryptocurrency development? Turns out, the nation responsible for Skype and TransferWise was rumored to issue their own digital currency called estcoins.

Through its e-Residency program (a system that allows entrepreneurs a chance at running a business globally),  the proposal would make the Baltic country the first to have an Initial Coin Offering.

[Economist: How Did Estonia Become The Leader In Technology]

Interestingly, although this news has been reported on by TechCrunch, there’s nothing written in stone.

In fact,  according to QC.com, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, was quoted as stating:

No member state can introduce its own currency; the currency of the euro zone is the euro.

While his statement may come off as a dash in hopes, the e-Residency website continues to stay updated with news for its readers however.

Of course, while crypotocurrencies are popular among the tech savvy generation, it still has a long way to go before being recognized by the masses as a form of exchange.

Some more resources worth reading on this subject:

Paris Hilton Cryptocurrency Endorsement

Paris Hilton Cryptocurrency Endorsement

 

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The Paris Hilton cryptocurrency endorsement of LydianCoinLtd has been the buzz across Twitter and other social networks. Dated September 3, 2017, the reality star used the hashtags     #BlockChain.

Check out the short video from TheStreet:

The ICO (Initial Coin Offering) will bypass the traditional methods of venture capitol funding, allowing anyone to raise money using blockchain technology.

View the tweet below:

Other celebrities in support of cryptocurrencies were Dennis Rodman, Floyd Mayweather and The Game.

Here’s Floyd tweeting about Hubii Network:

Who Or What Is LydianCoinLtd?

Gurbaksh Chahal is the chairman and chief executive of Gravity4, an agency with a mission to disrupt the software and advertising industry together.

Gravity4 introduced the Lydian  token for A.I. driven digital marketing and advertising services. They plan to offer cryptocurrency holders digital marketing services used by a large portion of major corporations and brands already.

It’s been mentioned previously in the Internet Daily Life entry about the convenience of sending and receiving money digitally. Because cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum, there’s possibility for more blog posts on this subject in the near future.

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

Uses Of Internet In Our Daily Life

 

What could we say about the uses of Internet in our daily life? Well, several generations ago, our great grandparents and ancestors were able to conduct several areas of activity without the presence of Facebook, Expedia, Google, Amazon, YouTube or Netflix. Today, however, it’s hard to imagine living without any of these (for most of us, anyway).

In the early 2000’s, I took my first trips to Canada and Ghana on separate occasions without using online bookings. In contrast, from 2004 until present I’ve booked all round trips and accommodations via laptop. This has made life as convenient as possible in my opinion because I’m not at the mercy of a travel agent.

Now, of course there are debates about the differences in self booking verses agency booking. But I personally feel comfortable going independent because I’m in charge of my own itinerary and can save (or spend) money where ever I see fit.

Obviously, that’s a brief example of the role the Internet has played in my personal life. And so this blog entry focuses on more ways web access has been a benefit in modern society.

I say more ways because there’s been posts regarding the role of the internet such as:

Internet In Many Areas Of Activity

According to a survey done by iternetlivestatus, 40% of the world’s population is connected to the internet. This is possible because people are hungry for information. The internet makes our lives easier in the following ways:

Online Shopping

The internet offers a platform where people can buy and sell products with just a click of the button. Online shoppers are likely to get huge discounts because of the huge competition and a variety of goods to choose from. You can buy virtually everything and have it delivered to your doorsteps, laptops or mobile device.

Online shopping is affordable, saves time and very convenient. Customers can pay for goods once they are delivered or through online money transfer.

Online stores like Amazon.com, Alibaba.com, Paytm.com, Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com offer clients the convenience of viewing, placing an order and purchasing through the internet.

For entrepreneurs, the eCommerce market has given internet users an opportunity to create simple user-friendly websites for potential customers.

Need proof? Just look at the various top eCommerce platforms available to give one an edge in competing against the big guys for a part in the economic pie.

So with or with out the traditional Brick & Mortar business, who can deny the convenience of owning ones own online shop?!

Job Searching

The uses of internet in our daily life also includes searching and posting for employment. You can easily find employments by visiting the websites of companies you are interested in working with. Whether AdzunaTotalJobs or any other agency, most businesses use their websites to advertise existing vacancies. You also get the chance of applying for the position online.

News

The internet lets you stay informed with the latest news in politics, entertainment and showbiz, sports and the financial markets. The internet is a sea of information, and you will always get the trending news about virtually anything.

Travel and tours

The internet allows you view the places you are planning to visit. You will get alerts on the most exciting areas to visit. Blogs and content on tour websites offer descriptions on different tourist destinations. By reading these blogs, you can easily compare and make a decision.

Tour agents have also embraced the internet to advertise and market their companies. Through the web, you will be able to choose a tour agent depending on their quality of service and the package they offer. Or, as I’ve stated, you can go it alone planning your entire trips independently.

Dating

Many people have found love online. Dating sites offer a platform for many singles to meet and mingle.

I can admit most of my past encounters in dating females have mostly come through online communication.

You can get a partner on dating sites or through social media, chat and eventually plan your lives together.

Online connection platforms accommodate users in that they offer services based on personal preferences (long term, short term, age, religion, etc) .

There are even sites catering to singles in search of companionship from the wealthy.

The  previous ways of meeting ones desired partner were through websites. However, with the increase in mobile device ownership, connections are made using a simple smart phone.

Some of these supporting apps include:

  • Tinder
  • Bumble
  • Coffee Meets Bagel
  • OKCupid
  • Happn
  • Bristlr
  • Plenty Of Fish

You should, however, exercise caution because not everybody you meet online can be trusted.

Entertainment

The internet is a source of entertainment for kids, youths and even adults. You can watch and download movies online. Children can play games and watch cartoons. YouTube offers a platform where you can listen to the latest music and watch different movies.

For viewing pleasures, who needs a cable bill when there’s an increase in online streaming services.

To name a few, these services include:

  • Amazon Video
  • YouTube Red
  • Netflix
  • Vudu
  • Crackle

Although television packages may or may not see their last days anytime soon, online users can now rejoice in knowing there are several options as previously indicated in this blog post.

You can also read the past entry about VikiTV and the emergence of Korean online dramas.

For listening, we won’t waste much time stating the obvious. The opportunity for streaming music free and premium is here to stay.

That’s why the following have earned an honorable mention:

  • Napster (Formerly Rhapsody)
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn (my personal favorite)
  • Deezer
  • Tidal

Gambling

Now I’m not speaking up for or against virtual gambling. Let’s just point out that this has grown throughout the world among laptop, PC and mobile device users.

Online casinos provide a platform through the use of the internet for players to place their bets and earn online. If you love gaming, you can easily learn the odds and place bets from the comfort of your home. If you win, the money is transferred to your account through online money transfer.

There’s many discussions surrounding addiction to gambling both online and physical casinos. It’s just quite obvious, though, that access to gaming sites provide the type of convenience users love regardless of time or location.

So as long as there’s a connection. there’s a way!

Enables Quick and Swift Communication

Gone are the days you could wait for sunrise-to-sunset to receive a letter from the post office. The internet has made communication faster, cheaper and very efficient. When you send an email to your employees, there is 100% guarantee that the information will reach them. Texts and chats on social media allow people who are miles apart to communicate and know each others’ welfare by a click of the button.

Efforts made by Facebook have also given users an opportunity to send and receive  words with their instant messenger service.

You can also video chat through applications such as:

  • Skype
  • Google Duo
  • Google Hangouts
  • IMO
  • JusTalk
  • Tango
  • Viber
  • WhatsApp

With these platforms, connecting with friends and family who are miles away by chatting or through video calls allows you to share on your experiences and this can also be a great source of fun.

Investing

The internet provides lots of information that you can use to make money. Selling products from different companies online can earn you a commission.

You can also invest in an online course in finance, freelancing and internet marketing then use the acquired skill to provide a service that will help you earn a living.

The beauty of working online is that it gives you the flexibility of working and making money remotely as long as there is an internet connection.

Education And Research

Students can use the internet to learn. They can also research on different topics and get the information they need. There is a lot of information on the web where students can get resources online in their various courses. Professors can also use the internet through video conferencing to share information and study material with their students.

Money Management

Everybody is looking for ways to which they can be financially disciplined. Banks are working tirelessly to provide their customers with apps that they can use to manage their finances.

There are also online money transfer apps that you can install on your phone that will enable you to transfer money to the bank. This strategy makes it easier to save.

Enhance Cashless Economy

With the increase in popularity of Cryptocurrencies, individuals are now able to buy and sell goods and services virtually, making the flow of business easier.

Check out the example from Paxful.com:

You can send and receive money digitally. E-wallet, mobile money transfers, and internet banking also enable you to pay your utility bills from the comfort of your home.

It also reduces corruption in government offices because any money transferred digitally will be recorded. You can also not evade taxes if you use this form of money transfer.

The Internet Of Things

IOT consists of everyday objects embedded with network connectivity thats allows those items to communicate between each other. These objects could include:

  • Vehicles
  • Mobile Devices (including wearables)
  • Homes (mostly everything in it)
  • Robotics (IoRT)

Because IOT involves the majority of gadgets and objects that turn on and off, this continues to impact a growing portion of society.

One notable usage consists of IOT working in conjunction with security systems for home and even work place buildings. Those who use this form of technology often rely on IP Camera Hosting. That means there’s no need for complicated installation or software (if ever). The main requirement are obviously cameras an internet connection.

Someone rang a doorbell while on vacation in Florida? No Problem! Users can then view their perimeter from anywhere using most electronic devices.

Additionally, I must point out IOT isn’t just confined to the young or wealthy tech savvy community. There’s also a growing push towards sensors and gadgets working for the benefit of senior citizens and disabled. Many companies favor the welfare of these groups by tracking and learning their movements (such as daily routines) in the household. Data then gets stored once a consistent pattern has been established, only to alert caregivers and family members should he or she makes sudden changes in behavior.

Google Is Your Friend

Lastly, and quite obviously,  what would the uses of Internet in our daily life be without Google.

Some of the most common uses of Google are Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome. There are however other services performed by Google, and some of them are:

Google trends – enables users to view the most popular topics. You can quickly see trends in different categories like entertainment, health, sports, business and science/technology. You can also view and compare various topics and see how a particular subject has been performing over some time.

The find my android app – it’s a common thing to misplace your phone. This app enables you to find your phone without much hassle. You can see where your phone is on a map by going to google.com and typing find my phone.

Google Hangouts – allows you to chat with your loved ones and workmates by sending text messages and through video calls. It’s available on your phone, tablets or computers. It also allows you to have group video calls with up to five people.

Field trip – the app shows you the surrounding when you are on a voyage. It will alert you when you are next to an interesting place. You will get alerts of museums, restaurants, historical sites parks and much more.

Google maps– it will show you areas you are interested in. You’ll know the area traffic, directions, routes, public transportation information and images of places. You can set the day and time information to help you see roads with heavy traffic through past information.

Google translate – you can easily learn the translation of words in over 100 different languages. By copying and pasting text into the Google translate website, you get the meaning of various phrases and expressions in your mother tongue. If you are not sure of a particular language, Google translate will quickly detect and alert you.

Google dictionary – makes it easier to learn the definition of different words. It also helps you in pronunciations.

Google flights – find the most convenient and lowest priced flights when planning a trip through Google flights. It gives you the convenience of viewing the prices of flights on different dates through the calendar view.

Google alerts – helps you stay informed at all times. You can easily set alerts and receive information on a particular topic of interest anytime it is mentioned.

Your area of interest could be your company’s name, your favorite programs or even your name.

You have the flexibility of setting the frequency, the sources and where the information is sent to.

Additionally, for bloggers, this provides a great way to stay updated on fresh content for readers,

Conclusion

The internet has enhanced and made life easier for everyone. It has expanded people’s knowledge and led to the tapping of potentials that were unheard of.

Good utilization of the internet is a great way of empowering yourself socially and economically. Caution should, however, be exercised when using the internet because it can also be a source of moral degradation.

8 Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success Stories

8 Inspiring Affiliate Marketing Success StoriesAffiliate Marketing Success Stories

 

 

 

 

Several businesses use the internet since it’s so advanced and most people have it, so what better way to advertise than online. There are so many businesses marketing their sites online, however, that if you don’t take the steps to market your business for the online world, your business may blend into the void of businesses on the internet.

 

Affiliate marketing can help by showing you how to utilize how people search online and how to successfully market your products. In affiliate marketing, the business rewards its affiliates for any customer or visitor that’s brought by the affiliate. There have been many well-known affiliate marketers who started from nothing and are now extremely successful, and here are some of their stories.

Meet The Successful Internet Entrepreneurs

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed opportunities in affiliate marketing as well other ways to make money online. This entry on the other hand focuses on affiliate marketing success stories.

Many people wonder if they’re cut out for affiliate marketing. While it’s possible to achieve passive income from your laptop, it’s obviously a goal that requires hard work, the right up to date information and focus.

Of course, making money online, like other entrepreneurial endeavors, takes time before actually growing a stream of income. Just be mindful of any mistakes potential affiliate marketers make.

That’s why it’s refreshing to discover names of those who’ve succeeded in this highly competitive industry.

 

Kelly Felix

Kelly Felix has over 15 years of online marketing experience and has become one of the most influential affiliate marketers since his beginnings in 1997 when the internet was newer and less advanced. While pursuing an acting career in LA, Felix started to learn HTML to learn how to create things people can see online. His acting career wasn’t successful, so he focused all his efforts on his internet experience.

He started making money on a credit repair technique based on consumer law, which he sold online, until a marketing company found it and offered him a 50/50 split of the profits he made. His success made him realize that he could market his own knowledge, so he created The Rich Jerk, which is an affiliate marketing program that teaches the best ways to optimize search engines and make affiliate relationships to increase online revenue.

He eventually sold his website for several million dollars to create and sell other popular web properties, including his previous website Bring the Fresh, which offered updated affiliate marketing techniques to make money from affiliate sales for products online. Felix is responsible for teaching several successful online marketing experts and is still held in high esteem today.

 

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Don’t worry, success is within your reach. Learn from those who’ve made it and stick to the right plan.

Jubril Agoro

Imagine living on your mother’s couch one day, and being able to afford first class the next. It seems hard to imagine, but Jubril Agoro did just that when he got involved in pay-per-click (PPC) marketing ads and Facebook advertising. He started by watching Oprah around the time Obama became president.

Agoro was living in Chicago and realized with Oprah praising The Chicago Sun Times with Obama on the cover, there would be more searches like “Obama newspaper on Oprah,” so he went to a gas station, bought copies of the newspaper and ended up selling 100 copies online and made around $1400.

You may read the interview here.

Agoro has a PPC Marketing company and a video production company, and his companies are what fund his love of travel. Agoro has found a way to market his ideas as “Mr. Think Outside The Box” to be able to afford traveling 10 to 11 months out of the year. His original way of thinking and getting involved in online marketing with his two companies has taken him from the couch to the world.

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John Crestani

Crestani started out making $200 a week at his theater job to making $1000 a day selling PDF files online. His education finished in 2010 after studying business at Southern Methodist University and marketing at California State University-Northridge. His post college life consisted of working for several companies as an internet marketing consultant, director of online advertising, and a search engine marketing analyst.

He is proficient at online business and marketing is knowledgeable in PPC advertising, Google AdWords, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. From cleaning up popcorn under seats to becoming the CEO of Nutryst, a private nutraceutical affiliate marketing network and making millions of dollars a year, Crestani is a prime example of a successful affiliate marketer.

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John’s Internet JetSet free instructional webinar.

 

 

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Success from internet marketing is possible.
Chris Record

Chris Record was motivated to make money but struggled to do so when he failed to learn anything from the programs and programs he bought. In his search for knowledge, he ended up with barely any money in his bank account and was evicted from his apartment.

 

He had the option to move back home with his parents, but he was determined to become an entrepreneur. Just as he was about to give up, one of Record’s friends found an opportunity to sell products online, where he worked with a company to generate leads online and sold over a million dollars’ worth of the company’s products, which gave him almost $500,000 in commissions.

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Now, Record is the CEO of his own company. Tecademics provides ways of learning and exploring digital marketing, through online courses and live seminars from experts in the field. Record proves that when nothing else works, you need to try harder.

Oh, by the way, did I forget to mention Chris has a Shopify Rap video. Check it out:

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Mark Ling

Ling got his start from a squash tournament when a friend of his showed him his strategies for poster selling. His friend, Charles, was making $50 in a week through a banner advertisement on his poster sales website. Ling learned from his friend and started selling posters online, where he eventually learned how to create sites quickly that targeted larger audiences.

Ling stopped delivering pizzas and began recruiting some of his friends to help him raise his business. He spent his free time on the internet and figured out how to use search engine optimization for his poster sales site, which brought in more customers.

Ling used his knowledge to start more affiliate sites on various topics like learning a language, saving a marriage, dog training, and video games. He created Affilorama where he posts a blog, presentations, free tools, and webinars for those who want to follow in his footsteps.

He’s also responsible for AffiloBlueprint, which is a membership product comprised of 12 weekly guides to teach those interested in online marketing, and Affilojetpack which is made up of ready-made niche websites. What started as selling fan posters online turned into a business where he could easily double and triple his earnings.

If interested, you may read further about Affilorama or visit the website directly here.

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis has been featured on ClickBank several times for having the number one affiliate product. He’s earned over $12 million dollars in online sales and has generated over a million views on YouTube. After getting sick of being ripped off by employers, Lewis dedicated his time to learning how to work from home.

He knew he wanted to create his own business, so he put his music on a website to start selling. He started using affiliates to promote his products.

After exploring different niches, he decided to start teaching what he learned from his years of affiliate marketing. The Singing Guru is his program to help beginning affiliate marketers become successful in the ever-changing online world. The program also has music incorporated into the presentations to make the learning entertaining.

If you’ve read the previous post in regards to selling domains, you’ll remember Lewis was featured throughout that entry. View the following for some of his home based ideas:

 

Anik Singal

Ever since Singal was a child, he felt pressure to follow in his family’s footsteps and work towards becoming a doctor, lawyer, or an engineer. He grew up trying to live up to his family’s legacy, but he wasn’t passionate about it. In college, he studied extremely hard to get a full scholarship and attain an Ivy League Pre-Med degree, but he realized he was working for the wrong dream.

His hard work didn’t feel right to him since he wasn’t passionate about, and he eventually listened to his heart. Singal focused his efforts to building a business online since he didn’t have much money.

After a lot of effort, Singal wound up making money online after growing his business which allowed him to travel the world to speak of his success in several countries and cities.

Singal was one of the Top 3 Business Entrepreneurs 25 and Under by BusinessWeek Magazine.  He was the CEO of Lurn, Inc. and VSS Mind, but went into debt and barely profited off making $10 million in sales one year. But he kept working hard and came back to his system of making money in the digital publishing world, proving that you can come back from losing it all.

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Lisa Irby 

Starting out as an online entrepreneur since 1998, Lisa Irby has made a name for herself utilizing the internet to share and teach her various skills to others. This consists of premium courses, YouTube tutorials and website tips.

We’ve also featured Lisa in a list of Black female bloggers in a previous post.

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How To Get Started On Your Affiliate Marketing Career

What one can gain from the above mentioned individuals is that they’ve learned from their mistakes and invested enough time and determination into the business, which has led to fruitful results.

Now we can honestly state there are no guarantees in any entrepreneurial endeavor, much less affiliate marketing. Even with hard work and the right information, one can still find themselves frustrated at attempting to make their first affiliate sale. However, it’s recommended to read and study every and all tips if you feel this highly competitive market is for you.

Perhaps you too can have your own affiliate marketing success story, and here are some tips for getting started.

Find a niche

Before you jump right into things, you need to find out what your site will target to get sales. Think about topics you’re passionate about and what there might be money in. You may have to choose between money and passion, but if you can find a niche you enjoy and make money off of, it will make your online marketing more successful.

Research affiliate programs

This is probably going to be the biggest chunk of your research to begin as an affiliate marketer. You need to dig deeper and find out what products you’re going to promote. Make sure you want to be associated with the products you’re promoting. It’s important to believe in your niche and the products. If there are certain advertisements, you may not want to be associated with, make sure you look up that information beforehand.

Build a site

You can utilize different site-builders like Wix, WordPress, or Weebly to build your site with little to no knowledge of coding. It’s relatively easy to pick themes and make your site easy to navigate. You’ll also want to buy a domain name, and think of several in case it’s already been taken. It’s a good idea to purchase hosting as well to house your files on the internet. Make sure the content on your website is creative and relevant to your niche.

If you’re interested in working from home, being an entrepreneur, and being your own boss to make money, affiliate marketing might be right for you. You can make money through the online, ever-changing markets that exist online. If you follow these tips, do your research, and believe in yourself, you could be on your way to making millions like these successful affiliate marketers.