Income tax season is here and technology buffs plan to waste as much income tax money as possible on electronics. It woud be wise to spend income tax money on credit card bills, save money, or pay off debt, but you’ll waste it all on these 5 electronics.

Computers / Laptops

Excluding the holidays, there’s no other time electronics stores are as busy as they are during income tax season – and computers are the busiest place in those electronics stores. Regardless of whether or not a tax recipient is buying a laptop or desktop computer, they’ll spend every dime of their tax money on the latest Mac or the most expensive computer on the market.

Gaming

There’s no worse time to buy a gaming console (or games) than during tax season. People often spend their income tax money on entertainment and what better electronics to do that with than a gaming console? XBOX 360s, Playstation 3s, and Nintendo Wii’s will stay out of stock from January 15th to May 30th every year as they’ll be in high demand for the tax spending maniacs.

TVs

With the Super Bowl being smack dab in the middle of tax season, lots of income tax recipients will stop at nothing to spend their hard earned money on a bigger television set. HDTVs, Plasmas, and LEDs see a huge boost in sales every tax season due to the money electronics lovers can’t help but spend.

Media Players

Audio players, ebook readers, DVD players, and other media players are doomed during the tax season. Income tax recipients have to have the latest iPhone, iTouch, job site radios, iPod, and coming soon (just in tax this tax season) the Apple iPad. If a media player has a lower cased “I” attached to the front of its name, income tax money wasters will spend all their tax money to have it in their possession.

Cell Phones, Smart Phones rather

While managing to avoid the debt you’ve collected from last year’s cell phone purchased with tax money, lots of income tax spenders will drool over the latest cancer causing cell phone devices. Spending lots of money on a cell phone might sound like a good idea while you have a pocket full of income tax money, but after it’s all spent, you’ll be left with a whopping cell phone bill to pay off on a monthly basis; creating more debt, you’ll only avoid next year’s tax season.

Many online marketers tout the amazing ability of anyone to make huge sums of money on Ebay with special wholesalers who dropship their products directly to your customers. Dropshipping, they say, is the best way to get into an Ebay business. You do not have to carry any inventory, and you do not have to pay for an item until you sell it yourself.

It sounds almost too good to be true.

The truth of the matter is, it is almost impossible to make money on Ebay with these oft-advertised product sources. The ones that are most popular, and actually recommended by Ebay, are not true wholesale dropshippers at all. Yes, they will ship products to your customers for you, but they are not good product sources.

The vast majority of these Ebay dropship product sources are nothing but middlemen for the real wholesalers. You think the fitness spin bike from Amazon is designed just for dropshippers? Think again… They mark the product prices up, and up again, to prices that are so close to retail as to make it nearly impossible to sell. On top of that, they often inflate shipping prices as well.

After a while, it will be easy to spot them. Most sell similar, low quality products. Their websites often look very similar as well. A huge percentage of search results for “dropship Ebay product source” will return these middlemen and resellers.

Is it possible then, to do business on Ebay with a wholesale dropshipper? Yes, but you have to know the truth.

A reputable wholesale product source will most likely require you to be a licensed business or at least have a reseller’s certificate given by the government. This will make it possible for you to buy in bulk and not pay sales taxes on the purchase. It will also require you to collect and remit sales taxes to your state. Laws vary.

Genuine dropship product sources are the first tier distributors or the actual manufacturers of the product. This is where you get the super low wholesale prices that can bring you a big profit on Ebay.

You will not be able to find dropshippers of certain types of products that are not middlemen. For example, entertainment products, electronics, or any hot trends are only dealt with through bulk purchasing by established companies. They would require a large bulk purchase worth many thousands of dollars.

If you wish to find dropship product sources for your Ebay sales, you will have to do a lot of research. One good way to research is by finding Ebay certified programs. The auction company itself seeks out qualifying dropshippers. Of course, many other sellers are doing the same thing. You should also research the dropshippers through the online Better Business Bureau and see if there are any complaints against them.

If you are careful and persistent, you should be able to find a dropship product source for you Ebay business. The first step is always knowing the truth about the scams and misleading offers. After that, it just comes down to hard work.

If you use Email, I’m sure you are acutely aware of the nuisance of spam. There are two varieties of spam: pseudo-spam – emails received due to sign-ups on various websites that typically include opt-out methods; true spam – unsolicited emails that don’t always offer opt-out options. There are some simple techniques that can be exercised to reduce exposure to spam and keep it from affecting your online experience.
Email without Spam

Despite the above title, completely avoiding spam is nearly impossible. But it can be significantly reduced by following some basic email rules.

Start fresh

I’m sure that if you have an email address, you are already getting spam. To get rid of this spam is beyond difficult. Your best bet is to start anew with a fresh email address. I recommend using one of the online email providers such as Google’s Gmail, MSN’s Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, or even AOL. These are all free and most of them try not to be excessively annoying with ads and emails of their own.

Keep it to yourself

Once you’ve established a new spam-free mailbox, keep your email address private. In other words, only give your email address to personal and business acquaintances that you can trust not to sell you out.

Live a double life

Eventually you are going to visit sites that will require an email address (e.g., for registration confirmation). I would recommend having a secondary email address to use in these cases. For instance, if you use Gmail for your personal mail, create a Yahoo or Hotmail account for site registrations. That way you can check it when you need to for confirmation emails, but otherwise ignore the garbage email that will inevitably come as a result.

Watch you step

Many online registrations and site profiles come by default with mailing list options checked or opt-ins turned on. Be sure to always read terms of use whenever using your email address on the internet and read every checkbox option carefully. Some sites may even hide opt-in/out options on initial sign-up pages and you may have to review your profile after sign-up is completed to be sure you are not included on any mailing lists you would rather not be on.

Fighting the good fight

If you would rather keep your current email address or you still manage to get spam in your new address, there are some steps that can be taken to get rid of the spam you receive. First, take advantage of the spam filters that are available with the email service you use. Many of the online email services have some level of automatic spam protection and options to mark messages in your inbox as spam. Others will allow you to setup your inbox such that you will only receive emails from trusted recipients. For the spam that still gets through, comb through it and find opt-out methods when available. Be careful, though, as some of the shadier spammers out there will use such links as bait to get you to opt-in to more communications or even to install spyware.

Ever wanted to start your own used book selling business, but weren’t sure where to start? With Amazon, you can sell your used books from home and automatically have a huge commercial facet in which to display them. Amazon is one of the biggest online commercial venues and there is no lack of customers willing to buy your used books. So why not start your online used book business with Amazon today?

First you will need used books to sell on Amazon. Used books can be bought from used book stores, garage sales, estate sales, friends, family contacts, etc. However you get them, you need to make sure that the price you pay is going to be low enough for you to learn earn a profit on the used books when you sell them on Amazon.

When you go out shopping for used books to later sell on your online Amazon business, the best way to check the price of used books is to bring a mobile device with internet connectivity, such as an iPhone or small laptop. If the book doesn’t cover the exact information then go to the actual product referenced in the book. So if your book is tips on the best golf clubs for beginners search in the section on golf and beginners and you will get a great idea of the price and your target market.

That way you can search the used books online in real time as you’re looking at them wherever you are. This way there is no guess work, and you know that your online used book business can earn a profit when you go to sell a certain used book.

You’ll want to establish a place in your house where you can keep all the your used books you’re going to sell on your online Amazon business where they won’t get damaged, and where you’ll be able to easily manage your inventory as you sell your used books online. Alphabetized bookcases to hold your used books are a good idea, and cataloging them in a computer will also help you manage your used book stock for your business.

Sign up on Amazon as a seller. Amazon has a simple sign up process that only takes a few minutes. Once you have signed up, you’ll be able to launch your used book selling business and start selling used books on Amazon. You’ll develop user feedback and a following of used book buyers as you and your new used book company continuously sell your used books on Amazon.

Create a website and a blog for your business to make your presence known on the web. Create links to your Amazon storefront on the website where people can see which used books you are currently selling. This will help your online business to have a “face” and for your customers to trust and value you as a used book company.

Internet telephony (VoIP) service provider “Skype” has become the world’s largest international telephony service. (Source: https://www.techradar.com )

This was demonstrated by the company “TeleGeography”. They conducted a market study and found that in 2008 Skype data traffic increased by 51 percent and in 2009, according to preliminary estimates, even 63 percent. Overall, in this VoIP network, call duration has reached 54 billion minutes per year.

Meanwhile, other international telephone service providers had a total of only 8 percent increase in the overall traffic of conversation.

Currently, Skype has more than 520 million registered users. TeleGeography analyst Stephen Beckert said, although Skype is currently the largest international carrier, but the company’s revenue still does not reflect the popularity of its services: in 2008 it was around 551 million U.S. dollars. Skype representatives expect that over the next 2 years they will be able to overcome 1 billion U.S. dollars.

About Skype

Skype is a software application that allows users to use VoIP (Internet telephony), Skype offers users voice calls, video calls, instant messaging over the Internet. It also offers calls to other landlines and mobile phones, although this service is not free but it is greatly cheaper than services which are delivered by other carriers. Skype was written by Estonian programmers. The company was bought by eBay in 2005 for $2.6 billion. Skype is also capable of running in handheld devices like mobile phones, smart phones, gaming devices such as Sony PSP. PSP users can make free calls to other Skype users, see which friends are online and communicate, purchase Skype Credit and make cheap SkypeOut (to fixed and mobile phones) and receive SkypeIn calls.

Skype has been adopted by hundreds of hardware products and it works with more than 50 software developers to provide more opportunities for the program. Skype has already been downloaded over 500 million times and has more than 246 million registered users worldwide. Skype and all Skype approved equipment and accessories are used via broadband Internet access. Skype is not a substitute for traditional telephone and cannot be used for emergency calls. Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, Skype Certified, Skypecasts are “Skype Limited” trademarks.

 

Sources:
http://www.skype.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skype
http://www.telegeography.com/

Every producer is trying to outdo the other. Marketing costs are turning out to be more than production costs as marketing has an ability to take products and services to a new level. Without marketing, a product is as good as non-existing. At the same time, clients and consumers do not have enough time to go around looking for everything that is offered. Clients want it all at their fingertips. Keeping this in mind, online marketing has come to the rescue. It bridges the gap between a product and the consumer.

Having your own website has become an important marketing tool. Almost all products and services have their own presence on the internet in the form of a website. However, there are numerous websites trying to affect the decisions of clients. That why website marketing has become an important and integral part of every business’s marketing strategy. Following are the most important steps to website marketing.

Step 1: Understand client requirements

Understanding what your clients are looking for is the key to effective website marketing. We recently interviewed Chris LaMorte, the owner of an seo company in Atlanta, GA to find out how to qualify a client. Amidst a plethora of websites on the same subject, a client will most likely stick to the sites that are focused on his/her unique requirements and gives exactly what he/she is looking for; e.g. if a client is looking for a website on alternative medicine; the website must focus solely on the various alternative medicines and not generalize on all types.

Step 2: Get the right design and content

The rightly designed website will catch and hold more eyeballs. Your design should not only have right aesthetic appeal but also facilitate easy navigation. Too many flashes, with bright colors running at the same time, plus disturbing pop-ups are sure-fire turn-offs. Clusters of information placed on the homepage may dumbfound the visitor. At the same time, too little info will dampen visitors. Your site should strike the right balance of information and placement.

Once you’re done with the designing part of your website, comes another important part, content. Your content should be crisp, clear and current. It should convey exact information without being verbose. It should be logical, smooth, and flowing. The language should be set keeping the client in mind. The quality of your content should reflect a professional attitude.

Step 3: Make it user-friendly

Once on your website, the client should get important information like the variety of products, possibly with their images, price ranges and product availability. Your site should facilitate ordering products online with ease. It should also give requisite information like contact numbers of the home office or representatives, firm’s location, previous track record and after sale services.

As customer choices and preferences are always distinct and all of them cannot be addressed on the site; provide for direct contact with your customer service department in order to answer their queries. In case of an email, a prompt reply must be assured.

Step 4: Blow your trumpet

Once you are done with your website, it is high time to get on the rooftop and tell people that you’ve arrived! What’s the use of a wonderfully designed, beautiful looking site that few know about or catches hardly any eyeballs? Avail other mediums of advertising: Seminars, articles, television, newspapers, etc… to widen your client base and reach every possible client. Get press releases distributed. A good advertising campaign is essential to attract initial traffic to your site.

Utilize the internet to its fullest. Begin blogging about your site and products or services. Forward links to as many other websites as possible. Get links to social networking websites. In simple terms, talk, talk and talk more about your site.

Conclusion

The types of services and products that you offer on your website must be put into action by an efficient team. Your clients must feel that they are getting a great value for their money and time spent. This will help establish a reputation for your firm and create a brand image. Website marketing will only be effective if and when your promises are fulfilled in reality. Website marketing has indeed paved the way to a stronger connection with the business world. It has become a powerful tool in increasing your profit. Have a reliable marketing hosting online partner.

Hiring involves recruitment of new employees to an organization or business. The process of hiring can be simple, short or even lengthy depending on the employer’s choice. The kind of workers hired depend on the company’s set standards, procedure, and requirements. Majority of employers require having the written knowledge about the potential new employees. Such information is portrayed through their written CVs, cover letters, academic qualification certificates as well as their different recommendations from different organizations for which they have worked. However, hiring the right people requires more than just the academic papers. The following are tips on how to hire the right people.

Clear Job Description

When you set to advertise a job(s), you have to be keen on describing that vacancy or a new job post; you should define the position. It will involve the inclusion of the academic qualifications required as well as the tasks the employers will handle and required experience levels. In case the responsibilities are not thoroughly included in the list, you may end up hiring people who are qualified but may not be motivated by the nature of their work. A good description will often attract people with a passion for handling specific tasks. At iMedical Space Planning, we make sure we stay organized with our employees so that there are no misunderstandings.

Structured Interview Process

Interviews are important sessions in the hiring process. They offer good evaluation strategy of the applicants on live bases. Through the interview, you can ask the applicants about their past experiences and challenges and how they handled them. You can also use the interview to raise a challenging issue in your company and ask them on how they would handle the challenge or a situation. Such traits will enable you to hire the right people.

Evaluation of the applicants can enhance to have them interviewed by different people who will be dealing with them in the course of their work. For instance, the human resource managers and other department managers can be included in the interviewing team. Reports by these specific individuals involved will help you to determine the right people to work for you.

Subject Applicants to Practical Tests

It’s always ways good to have candidates for particular jobs to face a practical test. Remember the person being hired will be responsible for certain tasks that are relevant to the company. For instance, if the persons are being hired to work on information technology systems, they can be given some troubleshooting tasks.

Focus on Their Character, Especially Attitude

Hiring should not only focus on the skills of the potential workers. You will have to assess potential workers attitude towards the company, work, and relations. The possible potential employees will always have different ranking regarding skills. But considering their altitudes will help you to choose a good person who will go beyond skills to be able to support the company in many others ways such as delegation of different duties. Such people will also easily team up with the rest of the employees. You can also note they’re follow up frequencies and interests in working with your organization.

Be Keen on References

References are very important when hiring any new employee. The candidate’s qualifications and skills may be alright, but there are other things undiscoverable within an interview or in papers. Contacting the references provided in candidates’ CVs will ascertain two things about the people you are about to hire; their character at work and truthfulness. Contacting will assure you that the person has the experiences they claim or not.

The employee’s productivity is one of the major factors in a company’s success. Employers must always consider how to hire the right people. The number of applicants will always be large; it’s, therefore, essential to involve several elimination techniques. It’s also good to give your employees good orientation to the company for them to fit into it.

When you open the package that contains your new iPhone X, you will be lost for words because of the excitement. You will start using your phone and exploring the exciting features available as well as the optimized game. What you will notice is that this phone is not what you are used to. You may hit a few walls trying t figure it out, but with these tips, you will find your way around it soon enough.

1. Since there is no ‘home button’ you can get the virtual home button by going to the general, clicking on accessibility, and choosing AssistiveTouch. It will give you the virtual button.

2. See the percentage of the battery by swiping down from the top right of the phone’s screen so that it can reveal the control center. The percentage will appear when you swipe down and up.

3. To switch between apps, you have to swipe up starting from the bottom of the screen and hold on to the display for a few seconds. All the open apps will appear, and you can proceed as usual to select the app you want.

4. To close an up, bring the open apps to the display as instructed above. Hold on to the apps. Swipe up on the app you want to close, and that is it. Alternatively, you can click on the close button located on the left of the app card.

5. To speed the face ID process which can sometimes take longer, you first need to enable ‘raise to wake’ feature first. Go to settings and choose display & brightness for this. Swipe the phone up before it faces you so that it can be ready and have the animation going. Once you place it in front of you, it will be easier and faster.

6. Make it easy to reach the top of the extra-tall display of the phone by enabling reachability. It shifts downwards the entire screen. Go to settings, general, then accessibility.

7. To switch between open apps easily, either swipe left or right on the home indicator located on the screen’s bottom part. This is better than swiping up first to display the open apps.

8. Taking screenshots is still as easy as it was for you with other iPhones. All you have to do is click on the side button (also power button) and hold it down while you press the volume-up key.

9. Activating Apple’s assistant, Siri, you only have to say, “Hey, Siri.” Even so, if this is not your style, you can also press and hold on to the side button, and you will access her.

10. To turn off your phone, you will need to combine the side button (power) and either the volume up or down button (hold on to the side button). This is because the side button is used to access Siri. To force start the phone, you also have to press and hold the side button and combine with both the volume up and volume down buttons.

If you have not yet figured out your iPhone X, you do not have to worry anymore because these ten tips will make your experience much better. Have a blast!

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