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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolution Ideas for 2015

New Year is not just merely a flip of the calendar. It is not just about :What is that I want to achieve in the next calendar year?, but it is about matters of greater significance. An important milestone for us to review our lives. 

Every new year one needs to take a moment to pause and think:
What needs to change in the way I am leading my life?

So here is your moment of truth, make a positive move. 
Right here, right now.

Health Is Wealth - Walk 20 minutes per day

Have you contemplated a lot about being fit and healthy? but have actually done nothing to make it happen. Here is a simple idea, walk your talk. Yes, just walk for 20 minutes per day. Walking is one of the best exercises and 20 minutes per day should be a good start if you are lazy to hit the gym/ workout.

Manage Your Personal Finances - Invest an hour per week

Just earning money is not enough. One needs to be educated about managing personal finance. Make sure you keep dedicated time per week to look at your personal finances and analyze your financial needs. Plan accordingly. An hour per week should be a good be a good starting point.

Family Comes First - Dedicate one day per week

Are you a workaholic who finds it difficult to get away from work? This is your moment to change with a new year resolution. You work/ job/ business is important but make sure you spend quality time with your loved ones. One day per week of dedicated family time should be more than enough to get started.

Spiritual Connect - Connect with yourself for 15 minutes per day

One of the best new year resolution is to remind yourself that you need to connect with yourself. Self improvement is a continuous process. Spent sometime alone, every day. This may be the time you read a book or meditate or pray to the almighty or just think about yourself.
15 minutes per day will give you the much required kick.

Do it NOW - Live as if there is no tomorrow. 

Get into the habit of doing it now. Stop procrastinating.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

How To Hunt For A Job After A Career Break

You may have taken a career break for any reason: family, medical, extended vacation, higher education. Here are some tips for those who find it hard to get a job after a career break:

  1. Be Honest - When you go back to the job market be honest with the reason for your break DO NOT cover up/ make up any reason which may sound better to the potential employer. Remember, honesty is the best policy and the chances of success are always high if you are genuine and honest.

  2. Remember your strengths - Remind yourself of your strengths. Recall all the good things that you have done prior to the break. Be positive and confident of your skills. DO NOT doubt yourself.

  3. Take a refresher course - Since you have taken a break, there are chances that the industry might have moved on with advances in new technologies and new concepts. You will need to get yourself acquainted with all the new trends. Best is to join a refresher course to get yourself on the same page with the competition.

  4. Use your network - There are multiple ways to hunt jobs in the modern internet age. Using your own network of people is the best way to go about it. Identify all your old contacts, friends, colleagues, consultants, customers etc. Float your CV/ profile and mention that you are back in the market and would appreciate their help. Use the social media to your benefit, tools like Facebook, Whatsapp groups, twitter, quora, blogs, linked in and job search websites should be used in an organized manner to hunt for the right job. Never underestimate any medium of communication. Use all of them to their complete potential.

  5. Be ready for negotiation - There are chances that you may need to negotiate/ compromise for getting the first opportunity after your break. Be ready to make the compromise. Remember getting the first opportunity is a bit tough so be flexible and grab it as soon as you see it. Once you are back in the game, it is just a matter of time that you make up for the compromise.

  6. Sell your skills - Remember the potential employer is looking for the right candidate who can do the job. Your career break is NOT a major road block as long as you are able to explain why you took the break, what all you have done prior to the break and how you have refreshed your knowledge and skill to keep up pace with the world. Remember in any interview, it is your ability to sell your skill that will matter. All the best.

Another blog of interest: How To Make Money Online

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How To Make Money Online?

Make Money Online: Proven methods

(not necessarily in any order):

1. Blogging

Create a blog (or a custom website) and monetize it for advertisements. You have several options to monetize, for example, google adsense, Infolinks etc. These companies pay you for the ad impressions and clicks for the advertisements that you display on your blog or website.

If you want to host your custom website then one of the leading web hosting services company is HostGator. It offers you multiple options and flexibility.

2. Youtube Videos

Once you have a google adsense account in place, you can create your own YouTube videos and monetize it with your google adsense account. Youtube will show advertisements in the beginning of your video or it can be inserted within the video. You earn based on the views and clicks.

3. Affiliate Marketing

If you own a website or a blog, you can join affiliate marketing groups like, etc. Affiliate marketing companies provide direct commission on sale. Commission can be as high as 15% of the amount of sale.

4. Publish an e-book

If you are good at writing you can publish you own e-book and sell it online. For example, you can use services like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.

In fact, amazon provides host of opportunities to make money online:
Selling Products, Selling Apps, Kindle Direct Publishing, Affiliate Marketing etc.

Refer following link for details: Make Money Online With Amazon

5. Online Freelancing

If you want to do freelancing then there are multiple opportunities available online for  you to choose based on  your skill and available time. Example,

6. Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs)

You can perform human intelligence tasks online and get paid for the same.

7. Become a online trainer

If you are skilled in training others then you can choose to become a online trainer and provide training to students on various subjects based on need. For example, refer,

8. Sell stuff that you don't need convert it into cash

If you have any stuff that you own but don't use or don't need then you may consider selling it online on ebay, amazon etc.

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