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Websites Like Review

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Life has never been easy without the invention of the Internet. Large number of household and businesses nowadays rely on useful search over the worldwide web. In just few clicks, what a person needs and wants are displayed whether it is information, products, services, images and lots of endless results.

There are instances though that what we are looking for over the Internet seems to be aloof or is simply no longer there. So an individual just scratch his head and leave, but not anymore because WebsitesLike.org has come its way.

WebsitesLike.org helps in finding similar, related or alternative websites all in one place. With its clean and neat interface there’s no reason for you to get lost. If you have a particular keyword or website in mind, you can simply type it in and voila! For about fifty results you will surely find what you are looking for.

WebsitesLike.org is perfect especially for people who work online. Tasks line blog commenting, forum and guest posting are made easier with the help of this site. With just a keyword, your will be led to the same niches that you are working on. If you are wondering how they do it, simple—algorithms.  Just like the popular Google, they look at different factors like website popularity, Alexa Rank, Google Page Rank, keywords and user contribution before they present similar or alternative websites. Though WebsitesLike.org aims to give their customers the most pertinent results, a 100% outcome is not just possible because of some websites insufficient information.

I personally tried this site in search for images I could use on my blogs. I simply typed a keyword like photos, and it resulted to websites where I could find images that are unique and not commonly seen by other Internet users. I love tweaking photos and since I was overwhelmed by my first query, I type another keyword which is photo editing and I was more amazed to see the results WebsitesLike.org has given me. Now, I must say I have found a new site that could cater my needs both for my work and personal requirements.

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Customer Sales Representative – One of the Top Jobs of the Year

customer-serviceFor customer sales representatives, having an enthusiastic personality will pay off in this career path as it is one of your stepping stones to let your customers become interested in the product or service you are selling. In order for companies to be successful, they heavily rely on the ability of their sales representatives to market their merchandise either in person, through phone calls or high speed Internet. Sales representatives often travel as they will be required to attend trade conferences and shows which will help develop interest on their products.

 A projected amount of 15.6 percent growth employment has been seen by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for sales representatives between 2010 and 2020. Within this time period, around 223,400 jobs are needed to be filled by people. The promising outlook for this profession has made it to the 20th spot on the list of best jobs this year.

 In 2010, the median annual salary for a sales representative professional was $52,440 according to the Labor Department. People who made around $108,750 were some of the best-paid 10 percent while the lowest-paid professionals acquired $26,970 a year. Most of these professionals can be found in the companies that focus on development and scientific research, securities, satellite telecommunications and commodity contracts.

 No formal training or education is needed in order to be a sales representative. A lot of employers however appreciate people that have post secondary education and positions wherein they received training in scientific and technical products. Although sales experience is advantageous for applicants, a lot of jobs can still be landed with just high school diplomas. One of the ways that a person can stand out amongst the many applicants is by taking courses in marketing and attending seminars that show and talk about sales techniques.

According to experts in the field, experience in the use of a product and its culture is a key factor within the industry. But its most important aspect is perhaps being able to relate to the customer. Orientation and empathy towards a customer are some of the critical traits that sales representatives should have. A professional in this field needs to understand the needs of the customer and interact with them on a regular basis in order to fix the problem they are having. A sales representative should also be resource to these customers by respecting them and developing friendships along the way. 

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Three Reasons Why Your Online Career Stuck

stuck-careerJobs offered for online execution have been an inspiration to most stay at home moms and to those who have been jobless for quite some time. It has given them another reason to smile with the idea of earning at the comfort of their homes. With the rise of different outsourcing companies in need of reliable online workers for various businesses, many had jumped in to the caravan of pursuing their own online careers.

But not all who joined in the trend had successful stories to share. Unfortunately, there are factors that were left behind by people who thought that working online is an easy job and they are as follows:

1. Less commitment

Working online is far different from working in a corporate world where you probably have a superior who would give you tasks at the same time will monitor you if you are doing them correctly and on time. In pursuing an online career, you are your own boss. Therefore you have to adjust in all aspects when it comes to your work. Clients may live from different countries, which means they could have different time zone from where you are. Do not commit on schedules which you are unsure of, like scheduling conference meetings at time which you knew would be impossible for you. Keeping up with your commitments are very important to both of you, as employer and employee because you have the same goals and objectives therefore, failure to do so even just once could caused negative effect on your online career.

2. Language barrier

You mostly have the skills and talents to cater for your clients however, communication is imperative in nurturing your relationship with them. There could be no problem unless your client has the same native tongue as yours. But since it is evident that English is the most used language in any parts of the world, you can never be competitive enough if you can’t communicate clearly using that. In job application and interviews, how you master the English language can determine your capabilities. So whether you have good hands in web design and application but cannot relay your thoughts to your client, other provider might be chosen instead of you. 

3. Unwillingness to learn

The Internet is most known as the worldwide web. People may be drawn from one site to another and endless search and results can be achieved through surfing. Therefore, as a person who aims to succeed in online career you should also be open at the idea of continuous learning. From time to time, the trend changes especially when it comes to online marketing and other Internet related jobs, which simply means, you also have to keep up with that changes. Employers normally advise their staff if there are innovations or changes in systems but it is most appealing to have suggestions from you. If you remain on your own hive, your own method even if it means you are being outdated, then you are in for an unpromising career online.

To end this post, let me leave you with these saying: “One of the greatest things about being an online worker: whether you sink or swim depends mostly on you.”

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Nice Looking Board Style Project Management – New Basecamp


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It’s amazing how businesses today can now be operated and mandated from the comfort of their homes with workers collaborating from different parts of the world. No wonder programs and software are invented not just to make things easier but to make online
group effort more effective and efficient.

Speaking of programs and software, you most likely heard about the New Basecamp being introduced and is now widely used by most number of outsourcing companies, virtual assistants and online workers. Basecamp is web-based project management software which keeps any business’s projects, to-do lists, documents, decisions, feedback and team in one. It was primarily launched in 2004 and to keep up with the fast changing trends and of course tough competition in the market, they now came up with substantial updates all for the convenience and satisfaction of their clients.

We have used Basecamp classic for some times, and after all we found that the classic version is the best among other project management applications. It has so many additional features and third party’s integrated software that can be used to optimize Basecamp functions, such as time tracking, invoicing, calendar, etc. So, finding that Basecamp has just launched their new Basecamp application, we decided to go for the trial (45 days FREE without entering credit card information! Nice, huh? :D)

First impression:

Pretty nice user interface. New Basecamp lay out reminds me a bit about Pinterest interface. Board style type where we can easily drag and drop a board (in this case it means a project or working room), invite team member, create to-do lists in order and easily drag and drop the list. 

Following our conclusion:

1.Improved discussion features- collaboration on projects is made easier.

Keeping in touch with the team via online discussion board and live chat is indeed one the highlights. Emails response are auto posted in the discussion board which means no one would be left behind even if some of the team members are on vacation. Making use of Internet capable mobile phones is greatly utilized

2. An eye-friendly user interface

It’s like looking into a clean sheet, no more hassle and bustle if you wanted to look at a certain page which probably why loading is faster than before.

3. Serious support group

Their free webinars which is purposely created to assist their clients walk through their updated system is greatly appreciated.

While the latter statements are on purely on the positive side, I also noticed some glitches in their new scheme such as:

The time tracking and invoicing feature which is very important for me, as freelancer is no longer available.

I understand that Basecamp uses third party applications for Basecamp classic to enable this feature, but unfortunately we can’t find the add-on applications to support these features in third party software list for New Basecamp. Just hope Basecamp will put this issue into their serious consideration. Hey, what is good of a project collaboration application if we can’t integrate our invoice into the app 🙁

Dashboard do not offer a straight view of all the projects I’m working with which makes it hard to view all of them in a quick glance.

As of now, these are all I can say about the new Basecamp as I am still adjusting to their new system. But all in all, I find Basecamp as still my number one choice among other software when it comes to project management.

Do you want to try out New Basecamp? Well, just go ahead and visit this link 

 

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Top Elance Killer Profiles

logo_ElanceThere are more and more people getting hitched on having jobs and to actually earn a living through outsourcing websites. As of now the demand for online workers is continuously rising and with that, aspiring contractors are faced with tough competition among other contractors.

Elance is just one of the top most sought after outsourcing company that provides high quality contractors from different parts of the world. Getting through Elance, you would see swarm of killer profiles who all promise to give outstanding services for their clients. Just to give you a quick view of what killer profile means, here are our Top Three:

Feng Y.- Just below his name says, Asia’s #1 Direct Marketing Copywriter & Consultant. Now doesn’t it sound a little intimidating if you are on the same field of expertise? Wait till you see how much his minimum hourly rate is. Well I bet you already did and it surely made your eyes wide. The confidence and consistency evidently shown on this contractor’s profile could have been the key in making clients check out his works and actually try his services. And needless to say, client’s feedbacks have been exemplary high and only prove that his assistance would really merit his fee.

You would probably read his “overview” part to check out if this contractor could meet your requirement. But honestly speaking, you could skip that part because his portfolio would tell it all. Just merely looking at his past and current works that include Social Media Marketing to Web Development, you can really say that his portfolio only shouts one thing, “this man has a reputation!” So regardless of the amount he charges to his client, 100% satisfaction is surely guaranteed.

Seeing the real person talks behind a contractor’s profile could have been the wisest thing to do to attract clients. But of course, it doesn’t work for all but it sure did to him. An expert and of good standing contractor only shows that his rate is just right for his services. Armed with his expertise when it comes to strategic PR and marketing strategies, you wouldn’t doubt his capability to give you stupendous productivity.

First impressions last and that’s what you should keep in mind. Your profile could open the gate of your success so make sure you polish it with keen thoughts and understanding.

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The Most Effective Way to Work with Virtual Assistant

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Businesses today come up with the most interactive way of doing things related to their advertising and promotion. With the upwelling positive feedback of bringing business to the worldwide web, it makes Internet Marketing the latest craze.

As we see swarm of companies riding the caravan, it is only imperative to know the people who help in making that venture a success. This is where the job of Virtual Assistants became the highlights of the soaring trend.

As we all know, writing articles, getting into different Social Media and making it big when it comes to Google are just few things that you need to do in order to bring your business to the next level. You probably have your own expertise in managing your business in real time but with these, you would need a reliable Virtual Assistant. So how could you be effective in working with him/her?

First and foremost, keep a regular communication with your VA. Meetings through Skype are common when it comes to Employer-Virtual Assistant tandem. However, do not be comfortable with just mere talks. Both of you should take notes of what you are discussing about. Keep a handy-dandy notebook with you where you could write your concerned topics for that particular meeting. You could also use interactive tools when it comes to reading reports in spreadsheets like Google Docs.

See to it that he/she is up to date with your given regular tasks like managing your Social Media or updating your blogs. From here, if the feedbacks are good, you could discuss with your VA your plans and other goals pertaining to your business. Perhaps you may want to put up a contest to generate more traffic to your site. Ask for your VA’s opinion regarding this and be open for suggestions.

Virtual Assistants, as the word pertains, is your guide over the worldwide web. There’s nothing wrong in delegating tasks especially if you have little knowledge about it and if shelling out some amount of money could generate more income for your business in return.

 

 

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