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    5 Basic Tips for Anyone Trying to Start A New Blog

    Blogging has become mainstream these days. It’s a platform where anyone can share their two cents on any topic under the sun. You’ve made the decision to jump into the fray, but how do you get started?

    Here are five tips on how to start a new blog.

    Regardless of which platform you use or the topic of your blog, these tips will apply.

    You’ve made the decision to start a blog. That’s great! Now what? Where do you go from here? How do you turn your vision into a reality? A quick online search will garner a dizzying array of tips and tricks about how to start a blog.

    So many tips, in fact, that it can be very overwhelming to try to weed through it all. If you want to make money from your blog, it’s important to be able to distill all of that information down into manageable, actionable steps you can take. You’re in luck!

    We’ve done that for you. Here’s 4 things to know before starting your blog:

     

    1. Find A Niche

    The internet is an extremely vast place. No matter what you are looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find information about it online. The first thing to do when starting a blog is to get a clear idea of what you want your blog to be about.

    Write about something you know, something you are passionate about.

    This will come through in your content and make your blog better. Have a clear road map before you set out to create your blog. This will also help you to define your target audience and how you plan to reach them.

     

    2. Decide On A Platform

    The next choice you’ll have to make is which platform on which to build your blog. This is basically like selecting the plot of land on which you’ll build your house. There are so many choices, but the two main options are Blogger and WordPress.

    With these platforms, visitors don’t need to sign up for accounts to interact with you, which is important. Blog visitors don’t want to have to jump through hoops to interact with your content, so do them a favor and make it easy.

    Both Blogger and WordPress offer a huge variety of plug-in and widgets that can customize your blog and make it perform exactly as you need it to.

     

    3. What’s In A Name?

    You’re also going to have to go give your blog a good name.

    This isn’t as trivial as it seems, not by a long shot. Your blog’s name also serves as a brand, the way in which visitors will come to know you.

    It’s important to choose one that is catchy and easy to remember, in addition to saying something about your business.

     

    4. Sing Your Praises

    Finally, once your blog is up and running and populated with some of your wonderful musings, it’s time to let the world know you exist!

    Start a Facebook page connected to your blog, and open an Instagram and Twitter page where you can promote your posts. Pinterest can be a valuable marketing too.

    Related  6 Simple Tips to Help You Improve As An Entrepreneur

    Use all of these free and popular social media platforms to spread the word about your blog, so you can start generating traffic.

    How to start a blog in just a few steps

    Here are 5 steps anyone can follow to get started:

    Step 1: Check your setup

    No matter how amazing your content is, if your blog isn’t configured properly to drive traffic to it, you’ll never get any page views.

    Take the time to set up your blog properly so it is optimized to receive traffic. Most blog formats will have settings you can configure to get traffic to your blog. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting your genius!

     

    Step 2: Be unique

    Here’s the reality of blogging: You only have a few seconds to capture the attention of your blog visitors.

    You’ll want to pull out all the stops to ensure you grab their attention and compel them to stay awhile to read what you have to say. To do that, start by choosing a unique theme for your blog.

    This is an important that decision because you’ll want to choose a theme and stick with it. It’s about creating a recognizable brand.

     

    Step 3: Create great content

    This seems obvious, right?

    Be sure you are ready to create not only high-quality content but also regular content. You’ll lose the audience you do get pretty quickly if they have to wait in between posts.

    A great idea is to populate your blog with a solid archive of posts (even as many as 25-50 posts) before your site goes live.

    That way, you’ll already hit the ground running with lots for your audience to read right out of the gate. From there, set up your blog so you are posting regularly.

    This can be automated, so you can create posts when you have a block of time and then roll them out on your desired schedule.

     

    Step 4: Spread the word

    Obviously, if no one knows your blog exists, it won’t be a success. Good, search engine optimized traffic will generate traffic on its own, but to go to the next level you’ll have to spend the time to promote your blog.

     

    Step 5: Love what you do!

    It sounds cliché, but it’s an adage for a reason: Write about what you love. If your blog isn’t fuelled by your passion, interest, talent, or knowledge in a certain area, blogging will soon seem like a chore and you won’t want to do it.

    Blogging is much more work than people realize, and if you don’t absolutely love what you’re doing, you won’t want to do it and your blog will soon suffer.

     

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap of the 4 things to know before you start a blog:

    1. Find a niche
    2. Decide on a platform
    3. What’s in a name?
    4. Sing your praises

    Here’s how to get started:

    1. Check your setup
    2. Be unique
    3. Create great content
    4. Spread the word
    5. Love what you do

    Are you trying to create a new blog? Leave a comment below.

     

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    5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Bootstrapping Your Startup

    Startups are certainly in vogue. It seems like everyone you speak to today is looking to start a company or knows someone who does.

    Along with the explosion in the number of startups has come a corresponding increase in the accelerator programs, angel investors and size of funds raised by VC’s that back them.

    This often perpetuates the myth that the only way to build a startup is to take on huge amounts of external funding and sprint towards a brick wall that is only 18 – 24 months away, while hoping you attract more capital before you get there.

     

    5 Reasons for Bootstrapping Your Startup

    While I certainly believe that external funding is a valuable resource to be able to tap as a startup founder, it has to occur at the appropriate time.

    Unfortunately, for some, raising an angel or seed round is seen as a requirement. Perhaps even a goal that needs to be achieved before you can move on to actually building the company.

    I disagree. I believe it’s better to bootstrap your startup’s initial success before raising any money and that’s what I am currently doing with my startup Task Pigeon, a web application that allows you to create, assign and manage the tasks you and your team work on each day.

    Here’s the top five reasons why all startups should consider bootstrapping (at least in their early days):

     

    1. When it’s your money you can’t help but care

    Have you ever been to a party when there was an open bar?

    If you looked around you would see a large number of people in the room taking advantage of the situation. They drink top shelf liquor and order way more than they normally would.

    Why? Because they are not picking up the tab and it’s easy to spend someone else’s money.

    The same holds true if you raise external funding. Despite what you may say or think to yourself. If you are trying to make a judgement call on investing $10,000 into an advertising campaign it’s easier to pull the trigger when you’re not footing the bill.

    If on the other hand, you choose to bootstrap, perhaps you test your marketing assumption with two or three smaller campaigns first. You learn from your findings, and then commit the rest of the capital, thus making a better long term decision.

    Bootstrapping essentially instils a sense of discipline that is hard to replicate when you are working with someone else’s money.

    You know what it means to be scrappy

    2. You know what it means to be scrappy

    There’s a reason why Y-Combinator has a preference for startup teams of two to three members, that have technical talent in house.

    It lets you be scrappy. If things aren’t working out and you know how to code, you can change the direction of the product. If you don’t have a lot of cash the product can still move forward even if you don’t have funding.

    While I don’t necessarily agree with needing to be a technical founder to launch a startup (I’m not one myself) I believe in the underlying principle of being scrappy.

    If we extend this concept to bootstrapping your startup you will learn to do more, with less.This in itself is a valuable skill to possess.

    If you eventually go on to raise a seed round but then get stuck in a Series A crunch, or funding dries up, at least you know you have the experience to make things work. Plus, your investors should take confidence in your ability to keep pushing ahead on limited resources.

     

    3. Eventually, it’s easier to bring on board investors

    Assuming your company grows you can often find yourself in a position where it’s actually easier to raise external funding.

    Not only do you have a track record of success that you can point to, but chances are you are break-even (if not profitable). This essentially gives you options and means that you can wait until you find the right investor for you and your company.

    You are not “forced” to take money if you don’t have to, and this puts you in a much stronger negotiating position. Perhaps, you eventually decide that not to take funding at all.

    Fundraising takes time

    4. Fundraising takes time

    Fundraising is a time-consuming process, even if you are a seasoned entrepreneur.

    Every hour that you have to spend working on the fundraising process is an hour that you can’t spend on improving your product.

    And in the very earliest days of your startup’s life improving the product, ironing out bugs, on-boarding customers and actually selling your product or service is critically important.

    Perhaps you have a team or two or three founders and one person runs the fundraising process. But even in that situation, you are working on 50 to 66% capacity at best.

     

    5. It can be financially rewarding

    While the bringing on external investment can help a startup grow faster (and potentially larger) you are going to end up owning a smaller portion of the pie.

    Worse than that, you may be pushed by investors to take on more risk than you initially planned or want to do. VC’s need big returns to make their fund work, so doubling or tripling their money means little.

    What VC’s really need is something to 10 or 100x and be a big enough exit to return the size of the fund.

    Unfortunately, there are numerous cases where this go hard or go home mentality has destroyed businesses that otherwise would have continued to exist, albeit on a much smaller scale.

    Sure, they may not have listed on the NASDAQ, but employing 10, 20 or 30 staff could still match the definition of success for you.

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    7 Keys to Running A Successful Family Business

    Family businesses are great;

    They often make some of the best products and perform some of the best services around. They often get overlooked when they compete with bigger franchised stores because by comparison their resources can be limited.

    However, that doesn’t mean by opening and running a family business doesn’t mean that you can’t be very successful.

     

    7 Keys to A Successful Family Business

    Many people find success through providing a great product or service for their customers. Owning your own business is a highly popular trend nowadays. Family-owned businesses make up a large percentage of small businesses in the world.

    It is a risky deal working with family members as relationships can be strained and become complicated. The hard part is learning how to put family emotions aside and leave work at work and home at home.

    When you are at work, you have to realize that the business comes first.

    So follow a few steps to improve the success rates of your family business:

     

    1. Work with Co-Leaders

    Having one person lead the entire family business could lead to conflict. Let everyone share his or her opinion and have a major role in running the company. With co-leaders, you have more agreements and fewer fights that could turn personal.

    This also helps create a checks and balances system in your family business.

    It is good and healthy for everyone to feel like they have some sort of say within a business. It is also a great way to find the good, the better, and the best ideas when it comes to management, expansion, and other aspects of your business.

    The less of the hostile work environment you have the better and more successful your business can be. With that said, it does not mean you will not have problems and disagreements with one another.

    You will just have to find the best solutions to work through them together in a peaceful and civil matter so that it does not hurt your family relationships and so that it doesn’t hurt your business as well.

     

    2. Make Contracts

    Contracts are a great way to help maintain a business relationship with your family members at work. It holds everyone accountable to their role and how they treat each other within the company.

    Avoid shaking hands as a way to seal agreements with your family. For every serious business deal you have, create a written contract with terms and conditions. Every contract is legal binding and able to be settled in court.

    This will help you to make sure that everyone in your family knows their role and what their contract says. It makes it legally binding and it helps keep everyone in check.

     

    3. Demote Rather Than Fire

    Consider demoting your family employees instead of firing them.

    Firing a family member is more personal and dramatic than firing a stranger. You could draw major rifts in the family and cause conflicts that last for lifetimes. Consider their skills and choose positions that are better suited to them.

    The last thing you want to do is create a rift with that family member outside of work. You don’t want the business to come between you and that family member in your life outside of work.

    Make sure they understand these conditions when they sign the contract as well. It will help save you some headache and hopefully some heartache down the road.

    4. Enroll in Business Courses

    Enroll in courses to improve your finance and management skills.

    There are certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees offered in different fields, such as business administration, accounting and marketing. The online MBA degree program is the most popular type of program taken by online students.

    5. Offer Valuable Criticism

    Criticism is extremely valuable in the workplace.

    When working with family members you want to make sure it given in a way that is constructive rather than destructive. Offer helpful criticism to every member of the team. All employees must know where their strengths and weaknesses are.

    It is important to know what they do well versus what they do not so well.

    It is what will help them build on their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses. You cannot improve the business without placing the most focus on your employees’ needs.

    You want to make sure that every family member and other employees are as equipped as possible to succeed in the business. Keep in mind that when your employees succeed and have success, then so will your business.

     

    6. Choose Professionals Only

    Avoid placing relatives in high positions just because they ask.

    They need to be qualified for the position. Make sure your other employees are thoroughly qualified for the job as well. Compare the education and work experience of all applicants regardless of their relation.

    If there is someone else in our even outside of your company that is more qualified for the job, then that is the person you should hire.

    The key is to make sure that all positions are filled with the right people making sure everyone is on the “right bus” and in the “right seats” on that bus. This is key to the future of your company and its success especially if you serve customers and clients.

     

    7. Let Each Generation Make Decisions

    Your parents’ way of thinking is not the same as your way of thinking or even your children’s. In every new generation, there are significant changes in trends and technology.

    Keep an old business new by mixing ideas from different generations.

    Being able to adapt to the times you live in will ensure your businesses survival for generations to come and it helps make sure that it is ready to be handed down to whoever in your family will be taking over the business.

    Even people who grow up in the same house and attend the same schools will have different business views. Be extra cautious when you turn family members into business partners.

    Review the most important ways to ensure that your family business remains a success.

     

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap on the 7 keys to running a successful family business:

    1. Work with co-leaders
    2. Make contracts
    3. Demote rather than fire
    4. Enroll in business courses
    5. Offer valuable criticism
    6. Choose professionals only
    7. Let each generation make decisions

    Are you running a family business? Leave a comment below.

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    Why You Need to Start an eCommerce Business Right Now

    More and more people are creating eCommerce businesses, living the laptop lifestyle, and traveling the world.

    Sound good?

    Okay, let’s continue…

    It’s become incredibly easy to set up your own online store and start making money without even having to touch the products you sell. Somebody else can do it all for you, and you’re just the middleman!

     

    Why You Need to Create An eCommerce Business

    There are several reasons why you should seriously consider creating your own eCommerce business, here they are:

     

    1. It’s Easier Now than Ever Before

    Back before social media platforms and the influencers that manage to build enormous followings on them, you had to do things the hard way. That meant a lot of outreach, a lot of money spent on marketing, and a lot of time and effort spent trying to build traffic through Google.

    In case you haven’t noticed; the way most new businesses do their marketing these days, is by getting influencers to promote their products.

    Instagram is now starting to reach pinnacle heights with this strategy. Particularly with fashion businesses. Here’s how:

    • You send influencers a sample of your product
    • They take of them wearing the item
    • They post it on their social media, along with where you can buy your own
    • Their followers see it, and want to follow the trend
    • They buy from you!

    2. Social Media Reach is Declining

    I’m sad to say it, but the organic reach on social media is declining. There was a time where the engagement on Twitter was very, very high. But things become saturated, and less of your content is seen by potential customers.

    Essentially what this means is that if you’re going to build an audience on existing social media platforms, it’ll be easier to do it now than in a year’s time.

    In fact, Instagram is still an excellent option for eCommerce businesses, due to the visual nature of the platform. Although, even the engagement there is starting to decrease.

     

    3. eCommerce Businesses Can Often Be Started With An Incredibly Low Budget

    I know people running eCommerce businesses right now with the lowest costs you’ll ever come across. In fact, their only real cost is hosting the website, and marketing the product.

    Drop-shipping allows sellers to remove the shipping, manufacturing, packaging, storage and raw materials costs, leaving them with hardly any money needed to keep operating.

     

    4. New Social Media Platforms Bring More Appeal to Products

    In the past 3 to 4 years, images have become a crucial focus on social media. Platforms such as PinterestInstagram and Snapchat have been created specifically for this.

    In the past couple of years, video has become the focus, with emphasis on live-streaming now being apparent this year.

    It’s never been easier to showcase your products to others, but if you’re going to do it, do it now, before these platforms start to saturate.

     

    How to Start Your Own eCommerce Business

    Here’s several simple steps that’ll allow you to setup your own eCommerce business in no time:

     

    1. Find A Platform to Set Up A Store

    There are plenty of platforms on the web that make eCommerce so simple. All you have to do is make the decisions!

    For example, Shopify is an excellent platform which I’ve used before. They make it very easy to create custom layouts, add your own products, connect a payment system and so on.

    If you’re in need of a company to help you build your store, I wouldn’t look any further.

     

    2. Search for Niches That Are Untapped

    An untapped niche is one you’ll find a much easier success in. And if you can start doing it before everyone else is, then you’re onto a winner.

    od example of this with a store that sells a good selection of old-school tobacco pipes. And when they first started, there wasn’t much competition within the niche.

    Another example of a product which has now become a trend on Instagram is lion and buddha bracelets. Have you seen those?

    Everybody is advertising them on Insta now, but the people first to the punch have made a lot of money from these bracelets.

     

    3. Source the Products

    The next step is to find some of those awesome products to sell! Products that are unique, and incredibly appealing.

    Speaking of those bracelets I mentioned, most stores sell them for $10-$25. You can purchase these, and even drop-ship them from China for only $1.50. There’s not even a minimum order quantity!

    If drop-shipping seems like it might be your thing, then take a look at sites like Alibaba, and Ali-express.

     

    4. Create Your Store

    Put it all together to create your awesome eCommerce store!

    The other things you’ll need to take care of include your fundamental pages that include details about shipping, terms of service, privacy, payments etc.

    You’ll also need to take care of product images and information, payment gateways, which the platform will help you integrate, and email updates, opt-ins etc.

    Lastly, don’t forget to get your logo created and updated, and make sure all your pages are themed, to give your store that custom, dependable feel.

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap on the reasons why you should start an eCommerce business:

    1. It’s easier now than ever before
    2. Social media reach is declining
    3. eCommerce businesses can often be starting with a low budget
    4. New social media platforms bring more appeal to products

    Here’s how to begin creating your online store:

    1. Find a platform to set up a store
    2. Search for niches that are untapped
    3. Source the products
    4. Create your store

    Are you ready to create your own eCommerce store? Leave a comment below.

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    11 CHALLENGES FEARLESS FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS WILL FACE

    This one’s for the ladies out there who are everyday super women between kissing boo-boos, wiping off kids’ snot, shuffling the dog to doggy daycare, dropping the furbabies off at the vet, being a loving wife, fiance, or girlfriend.

    AND she’s running a successful business or many.

    In the meantime she makes it look easy peasy. Today we women do it all and at times we want to pull out our hair, wishing that we could clone two more of ourselves in order to accomplish all the great things in our color coordinated Google calendar.

     

    11 Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Will Face

    Any entrepreneur will tell you that running a business is a 24 hours operation, there’s no rest for the weary.

    When you’re the head honcho of your office you become the tech person, customer service rep, social media maven, scheduler extraordinaire, negotiator, sales person, office supplies orderer, plumber, copier fixer, the list goes on.

    We women have to be all that and face extra challenges out there in the business world too. Here are the 10 challenges we Fempreneurs will face:

     

    1. Fashion Fail Days

    When your obsession with your business is so strong there will be days that you are not looking  runway ready. Maybe your makeup smears, hair not perfectly in place, or you have mismatched socks.

    Know that it is okay!

    There will be days that you don’t look your best. But make sure you don’t totally ignore your appearances completely, as first appearances make a difference.

    2. Being Tough Doesn’t Make You Mean

    Just because you’re one tough cookie doesn’t make you mean.

    It just tells the world that you have higher than normal standards and rightfully so. You had spent so much of your energy on your business. By having these standards you weed out those who simply can’t handle your hustle.

     

    3. Criticism Will Always Be There

    People with criticize you for being straight up while others will appreciate your ways. Don’t let criticism take you down. There is no reason you need to apologize for your hard work, dedication and tenacity in an area that is YOUR passion.

     

    4. Throw Perfection Out The Window

    Don’t expect everything you do will be perfect. As much as we love to plan for every contingency and fire that will come our way, accept that you will never be perfect. It is through our own mistakes and missteps that we will grow the most.

    Imperfection is the one thing that will make you stand out from the rest of the crowd and conveys authenticity.

     

    5. Watch Out for the Skeevy & Sleezy Clients

    This one is a big one. I myself have come across a few of these skeevy clients who borderline are disrespectful to women. So don’t be afraid to check someone who has stepped over the boundaries.

    Afterwards there is no reason to continue pursuing any business relationship with them. Don’t stand for any disrespect!  In case of extreme emergency you have the right to pull out pepper spray.

     

    6. Are You Over Multitasking?

    We all love to multitask because somewhere we were told that it saves time.

    Time, the one commodity that we can not buy back with money. In fact when you over multitask you aren’t putting in 100% of your energy. So the next time you are in that meeting focus on the present- your client and not on what’s on your food shopping list.

     

    7. Worry A Useless Emotion

    Worry a natural human emotion that occurs when it involves the unknown. But guess what it’s a useless emotion that doesn’t provide you with any kind of positive or productive outcome.

    Know that if things are going to go wrong they will. And when they do you will have optimal laser focus in finding a solution. As you always will since you are the entrepreneur.

    8. Tech Savvy Is So Sexy Cool

    Tech stuff isn’t just for the guys, we women should and can embrace anything tech as good as the guys. Reshma Saujani is the perfect example she is the founder of an organization called Girls Who Code.

    They promote a solution to closing the gender gap in the tech industry,  empowering girls to be a part of change.

    9. Learn When to Say No

    Women are naturally nurturers wanting to fix and make things better.

    But as an entrepreneur you need to know when to say no.

    Not everything that goes wrong is your responsibility to fix, there’s no rule book out there that says you must fix all that’s broken.

    When you learn to say no you are showing the people around you that you respect your time and they in return have to also respect it too.

    10. It’s Ok to Cry It Out, Just Do It In the Bathroom

    We ladies are emotional at times. I bet you had moments where you just needed to cry it out for whatever the reason. Go for it, just do it in the bathroom because like any overachiever sometimes we just need a moment to ourselves.

    Even if it means being alone and vulnerable with a wad of tissues. If that is what you need then go for it, that’s YOUR moment. Allow yourself to have that and then move on.

     

    11. The Death Of Your Social Life

    Your social life will disappear quickly and you’ll probably be happy about it. There is not a single successful person out there that was sad about losing their social life.

    Entrepreneurs actually embrace this moment because it gives them more free time to work on their love and passion of serving others. Sometimes even dating becomes a poof in the wind so embrace these quiet solitary moments.

    It’s in these moments that creativity, ingenuity, self-growth, and ideas flourish.

    Summary

    Fempreneurs you will face a lot of these challenges but it is not the end of the world. Here’s the opportunity for you to continue practicing being fearless and honing your leadership skills.

    In today’s world there are more and more women running businesses and we have to be able to juggle so many things in order for our lives, the lives of those around us and the world to be a better place.

     

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    7 PRINCIPLES THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED BY ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS

    “The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” – Nolan Bushnell

    The decision to become an entrepreneur can be an exhilarating one. While it brings with it the excitement of building something from scratch. Entrepreneurship can also be extremely stressful and full of challenges.

    Constant roadblocks can often be discouraging. Only relentless impresarios, who are disciplined and determined enough, can survive the potential pitfalls of entrepreneurship.

     

    7 Principles Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need to Follow

    Regardless of the industry, some of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs are similar in nature. These include engendering team management, hiring the right people, keeping eyes on short and long-term goals, and so on.

    Most of these challenges can be dealt with easily by creating certain entrepreneurial habits.

    Here are 7 crucial principles every aspiring entrepreneur should follow to overcome challenges in his/her path of success:

     

    1. Learn the Art of Self-Promotion

    One of the biggest success mantras of highly successful entrepreneurs is their effective self-promotion. They always have their business on their mind and promoting it comes naturally to them.

    Whether it is selling your idea to key stakeholders or telling people how your organisation can benefit them, promoting your business is a key element of entrepreneurial success. Succinctly conveying business strengths is an art that is developed through practice.

    Self-promotion requires entrepreneurs to be unabashed and vocal about their achievements. The more people know about the business, the better are the prospects of getting new opportunities.

     

    2. Spend a Little ‘Me’ Time Everyday

    A little time of solitude can prove to be extremely productive for an entrepreneur.

    In a world where we are constantly connected, spending some quality ‘me’ time allows continuous flow of thoughts without interruptions, thereby offering a great professional advantage.

    A little solitude helps in not only organising thoughts and ideas, but also in increasing emotional intelligence that further helps in efficient people management. According to research, 90% of the highly successful entrepreneurs have a high EQ.

    Spending alone time everyday helps entrepreneur with self-reflection, boosting self-esteem, and coming up with creative ideas that aid in better decision making.

     

    3. Stay Disciplined

    Whether it is in your business or personal life, discipline is the key to success. Until an entrepreneur is mindful of the significance of time management, achieving success can be difficult, if not impossible.

    Having a clear understanding of the time needed for completing each task and creating a disciplined schedule lays the foundation for success.

    It is imperative to realise that discipline is the bridge between an entrepreneur’s vision and accomplishments. Discipline is the push that drives a plan into fruitful action, without which it is near impossible to transform dreams into reality.

    4. Hire Smart

    Good employees are essential to the success of a business, which makes the hiring process extremely crucial. While there can be no sure shot way of hiring the right employee, and every entrepreneur must look for some basic characteristics required every candidate.

    These include the right attitude, focus, and aptitude. If an employee is the right fit for a department, positive changes will be reflected soon and this will reconfirm that the hiring was right.

    Related  6 Keys to Everlasting Business Success Online

    Hiring is a continuous process in a growing organization. Different positions require different specializations. While it is great to hire a specialist, it may prove to be expensive for a small business, at least initially.

    Looking for generalists that can serve multipurpose can be an effective choice for a business in the early stages.

     

    5. Use the Power of Communication

    Effective communication is vital for any business, big or small. How good you are at getting your point across can be the decisive factor in acquiring or missing a profitable opportunity.

    Flawless communication is vital within the business as well. Good communication fosters a healthy working relationship between you and your employees and assists in creating a better work environment.

    Communication in business can be both, verbal and non-verbal. Eye contact, body language, and facial expressions also help in creating a positive first impression about your business. They also determine how your employees see you as a visionary.

     

    6. Prepare for Unexpected Hiccups

    A business is always subjected to several challenges.

    From losing a client to an unexpected fire outbreak in the office place, anything that isn’t planned for can turn business operations upside-down. Intelligent entrepreneurs are always prepared with a contingency plan to deal with unexpected situations.

    An entrepreneur is the captain of the ship, his panic-stricken decisions can throw the entire team into a frenzy. Having a good contingency plan to mitigate sudden challenges helps in dealing with and getting past the situation.

    Further, a sound contingency plan not only minimises losses, but also maintains the team’s focus on recovering from the situation and prevents panic.

     

    7. Keep Learning

    It is imperative for entrepreneurs to keep learning and adding skills to their resume. Learning does not come only through formal education, but experience too is a great teacher.

    Reading self-motivational books can help in keeping the entrepreneurial spirit high. Autobiographies of successful entrepreneurs offer insights for combating challenging scenarios.

    While it is good to have specialists to handle areas where entrepreneurs don’t have expertise, relying too much can make them dependent. Researching and understanding areas that concern the business is a great way of acquiring knowledge.

    Entrepreneurs who keep learning about the various verticals of their business have a better understanding of the challenges faced by employees. This helps in taking informed decisions for the overall improvement of the business.

     

    Conclusion

    Running a business is one of the most exciting adventures anyone can embark upon. An entrepreneur with a focused plan of action, clear goals, and an open mind-set provides a solid base for a business.

    The attitude of the entrepreneur reflects in the working of the business as a whole.

    A few crucial habits of entrepreneurship can be instrumental in determining the direction a business takes. The above-mentioned vital principles can help in ensuring entrepreneurial success.

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    THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF MARKETING AS AN ENTREPRENEUR

    As an entrepreneur or small business owner, one of the biggest challenges that lies between the failure or successful launch of an endeavour is the marketing plan or strategy used for the promotion of your business.

    Having a unique and saleable idea is key, but just as important is getting it out there where people will be able to find it.

    It’s no surprise that the internet never sleeps and that there is always someone online to pitch to, but a vast amount of competition means it is often tough to make your voice heard.

     

    How to Market Yourself As An Entrepreneur

    To stand out you’re going to need more than a dash of creativity, quick decision making skills and the ability to plan out a campaign.

    If you’re the type of person who can do this then take a look at the follow methods of marketing yourself or your small business.

     

    1. Physical Cards

    Many might be quick to point out that physical advertising is dead, but this simply isn’t the case. According to Forbes, print advertising is still very much alive and kicking.

    While the internet has cornered the market slightly in terms of advertising, traditional marketing offers a different experience which consumers engage with more. In fact, text shown on a digital screen is read up to 30% slower than printed paper.

    Emerging businesses should therefore utilize print advertising for longer engagements with customers, and that means getting creative. Think business cards, bus banners, store signs or even postcards.

    Ironically, one of the best places to source print advertising is on the internet as there are numerous companies, such as Saxoprint, that offer products and services online.

     

    2. Blogging

    Blogging is a fairly ubiquitous activity for most businesses and websites, and for good reason. It is a platform that enables you to provide fresh and relevant content to your customers and readers.

    For this you’ll need to find a niche that hasn’t been covered by your industry, and one that you can write about in depth so that it provides value to visitors.

    This will not only give them a reason to keep coming back to your site, but it’ll also attract new readers and potential customers. A blog is also invaluable for attracting visitors via Google through search engine optimisation.

    This entails using relevant keywords and phrases to ensure that your site appears as close to the front page of a search engine as possible when people are searching for something relevant to your business.

    The benefits of this are huge, and can direct heaps of new traffic and visitors to your site.

     

    3. Have a Functional Website

    Websites are no longer just the advertising plaque of the information age, they’re your A-frame, contact details, and pretty much the entire store.

    Having a functional, intuitive website that is easy to use and navigate is almost a prerequisite for owning a business. It gives you a place to explain your business, offer demonstrable proof of your services or products to your clients and gives consumers the chance to purchase goods or services directly from your landing page.

    In fact, eCommerce is now so big that many businesses have forgone a traditional brick and mortar store entirely, and exist solely online.

    If you choose to go the eCommerce route, however, you’re going to have to make sure you have excellent customer service (which you should have anyway) and respond promptly to any and all queries, questions and complaints. Not only that, but your site should be modern, professional and aesthetically pleasing.

     

    4. Utilise Social Media Across the Spectrum

    While some might only see social media for its surface value of connecting friends, the vast majority recognise its powerful marketing capabilities. In fact, according to Social Media Examiner, 97% of marketers currently participate in social media.

    The main benefit that social media offers over traditional marketing is that it allows you to connect with your audience. Your fans and followers are able to show their appreciation or dissatisfaction with your current business model via likes and comments and you’re then able to directly, in real time, reply back to them.

    This allows you to build a relationship with your customers and show them that you care about their opinions. This in turn allows you to gain valuable inside into your customers’ preferences and buying habits.

    With over 500 million Tweets, 4.5 billion likes on Facebook and 95 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram daily, there’s a ton of data that can be used to systematically tweak your business model according to your customers’ desires, habits and preferences.

    5. Don’t Be Afraid of Email Marketing

    Email marketing allows for flexible, cost effective and easy to measure results. Much like social media, it allows you to deliberately reach out to your audience instead of waiting for them to come to you, especially across a large geographic range.

    It’s best used for newsletters, sending out notices of new products or services as well as talk about recent business successes and (if you have them) addressing shareholders.

    Keep in mind that emails should be used as part of a marketing campaign, and shouldn’t just be sent out on a whim, but rather as part of a carefully planned and managed strategy.

    Also, use emails sparingly. As effective as this strategy can be in keeping clients and customers up to date, it’s also very easy to overstep your boundaries and come off as a spammer.

     

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap of the most effective ways of marketing as an entrepreneur:

    1. Physical Cards
    2. Blogging
    3. Have a Functional Website
    4. Utilize Social Media Across the Spectrum
    5. Don’t Be Afraid of Marketing

    How many of these ways of marketing as an entrepreneur do you use? Leave a comment below.

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    10 BENEFITS OF WORKING REMOTELY & WHY PEOPLE ARE ADDICTED

    Remote working is when employees complete their work-related duties outside the office, mainly at their own residence.

    However, working remotely is not permanent. Some careers such as sales and call centers allow employees to work indefinitely from home, but some jobs require employees to split up their time between their home and the office.

     

    Why Might Working in an Office Be a Poor Lifestyle Choice?

    Believe it or not, working in an office comes with a variety of health risks. Here are some key factors to keep in mind if you are thinking of working in an office:

    • Working in an office can lead a sedentary lifestyle. While working behind a desk, you may become lazier and lack necessary daily exercise, especially if you work longer than normal shifts. In addition, working behind a desk can lead to neck and back pain, as well as obesity.
    • Office work can lead to serious eye strain. You may already be feeling it reading this article in your office, but keeping your eyes glued to a computer screen for hours can not only lead to eye strain but also serious eye-related health conditions.
    • Working long hours in an office can cause a lot of work-related stress and lead to poor work-life balance. Most people who work in an office tend to spend longer than normal hours at work compared to those who work remotely.

    Let’s see the benefits of working remotely and why people like it:

     

    1. Commuting Isn’t The Best

    The majority of those who work in offices in the city commute to work.

    According to recent statistics, commuters can begin experiencing depression and have much less life satisfaction. If kept unchecked, this could lead to more health hazards such as anxiety and lack of social experiences.

     

    2. Remote Workers Tend To Feel Happier

    According to a recent survey from Tiny Pulse, remote workers said they were nearly 20% happier than those who worked in an office. This mainly has to due to more freedom from working in a physical office and better work schedule flexibility.

     

    3. Remote Workers Feel More Productive

    Telecommuting provides a bevy of factors to improve productivity. Recent surveys from remote workers show that they feel 91% more productive than working in an office. A lot of this has to due with less distraction and stress at their own location of work.

     

    4. Remote Workers Are More Focused

    Employees who work remotely have shown to be much more productive and nearly exceed the 40 hour work week twice. According to research, remote workers are more than 20% more productive when working remotely compared to in an office.

     

    5. Working Remotely Means Less Stress

    Workplace stress nowadays is a bigger problem than ever before. Daryl Wilkinson, head of digital development at Nationwide Building Society, discovered that his staff who work remotely are much less stressed and more confident of themselves in the workplace than office workers.

    6. Remote Workers Feel More Valued By Their Employers

    Nearly 10% of remote workers said that they felt more valued at work compared to office workers in a recent survey. Although remote workers said that they had fewer relationships with their co-workers, the benefits when working remotely seemed to outweigh social relationships.

     

    7. Communication Is More Effective

    Working remotely, you may think that you may never have contact with your direct supervisor, who will likely be located far away from you. This could not be more untrue.

    There are so many tools nowadays that make communication across long distances easier than ever. Plus, the messages are more detailed, since it is more crucial to say everything you need to say concisely.

    A survey was completed recently that asked the question, How often do you have contact with your direct supervisor? More than half of the remote workers surveyed said that they spoke to their supervisor once or more a day.

     

    8. You Make Your Schedule

    A lot of the time these days, remote work can be done on a flexible schedule.

    If you prefer to stay up late at night, now you can. You can determine when you are the most focused and build your work schedule around that. In fact, you can still work your eight hours a day without starting your work day at 9 am.

    Even if you are required to work specific hours, you can schedule your own breaks. And with this break time, you can do as you please. Take a nap or browse Facebook. There are so many more things you can do with your break time at home than you could at the office.

    This flexible schedule also leads to a better work-life balance. You can schedule your work around your obligations and not the other way around. When working remotely, you can spend more time with your family and loved ones.

     

    9. Telecommuting Will Save You Money

    You will notice an immediate difference in commuting costs.

    You will no longer need to pay for bus fare or gas up your car as often. You will also see savings in other areas as well. You no longer need to spend money on new suits or high heeled shoes, if that is not your regular style.

    You won’t need two separate wardrobes for work and everyday life. You will also save on foods costs as it will be less tempting to stop for coffee on your way into the office and head out to buy lunch midday.

    At home, you can easily make your own coffee and make your own lunch.

     

    10. Your Office Can Be Anywhere And Of Any Type

    When you telecommute, you have complete control over where your office is and what it looks like. Most likely, you will be working from home.

    However, this doesn’t have to mean shoving a desk in the corner or clearing a spot on the dining table. You can design your office to fit your lifestyle. You can choose whatever desk and decor work for you.

    Summary

    Your office doesn’t even have to be at home. Head to your local library, favorite coffee shop, or sit in a park to do your work. There are even office spaces that cater to freelancers called co-working spaces.

    Self-employed people and those who work remotely can do their work in this space and be around others in similar working situations. Co-working space can boost people’s productivity and fight the isolation some feel when working from home.

    Working remotely holds many benefits, social and health wise. With less stress and more independence, hopefully, employers can take the first step forward in helping their employees work more efficiently in their own remote setting.

    Let’s help change the standard of work life once and for all.

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    5 Reasons Why Dating An Entrepreneur is NOT for You

    I am an entrepreneur man and I want to share with you why it is incredibly hard to date a person like me.

    We entrepreneurs are a very different breed.

    We don’t belong in any relationship but have all the qualities you would want your partner to have.

    We dress up nicely, are driven and ambitious, risk takers, a bit rough around the edges, some of the smartest people in societies, and massive amounts of potential, or pretty well paid because our potential has finally paid-off.

    Yet, stay away from us if you can’t handle someone being obsessed with something that has NOTHING to do with you.

    Below are 5 reasons why dating an entrepreneur is crazy:

     

    1. We Are Always Thinking About Our Work

    We are always ready to leave you and go back to our laptops and get on our cell phones. We can’t even go to bed without checking our emails because we are convinced that one night our big break will be sitting in our inboxes waiting for us to open it.

    If you aren’t ready for someone like us, you will swear that we are cheating on you because we always have our phones.

    Of course, there are tons of cheaters masquerading as entrepreneurs, but in truth, real entrepreneurs are not even trying to get into a relationship because we don’t have time to chase you and our dreams.

    We are essentially, married to our jobs. Yes, we control our own schedules, but we control them to work our fingers into the ground. We need this work!

    We don’t like where we are and we are completely convinced that where we want to go with just a few good moves away from becoming a reality. Go to lunch with us, you will have to demand that we leave our phone in the car.

    Which, to an entrepreneur, is liking asking us to leave our dreams in the car while we eat some food that has nothing to do with our dreams. Oh my Lord! We hate doing anything that is taking time away from our dreams. Do you know someone like me?

     

    2. We Don’t Like Losing

    We don’t like losing anywhere. We don’t like to lose an argument or in a game of checkers! We are always in competition and this doesn’t have to be in competition with you — depending on the level of maturity of your entrepreneur.

    Yet, please be advised, we don’t like to lose. Every day that we don’t wake up millionaires, or whatever our goals are, we have lost, and we hate this fact.

    Therefore, every day you talk to us, kiss us, we are essentially holding in hidden anger because our plan yesterday didn’t work, or it didn’t move fast enough.

    Basically, we are always on edge, you just don’t see it because we have become epic leaders and we know how to mask what we are going through so we don’t push excess pressure on our families or teams.

    You will never see this tension boiling beneath our skin unless you begin to doubt us and stop believing in us. This is just about the only thing that can actually crack our perception we have mastered showing others.

    Why is this the only thing that can basically make us lose it?

    Because you haven’t realized that we work very hard to hear you say, “Good job baby.”

    Everything we have done lately has been for you to be proud of us. We see you dealing with us and putting up with our inconsistencies, so we have dedicated our lives to working hard so it can all be worth it for you.

    Therefore, when you stop believing in us, our outer shell has been cracked.

     

    3. We Want to Do the Impossible

    What we are trying to do is absolutely insane! We are not realistic and we most certainly do not have realistic goals! In fact, by everyone else’s definition, we are insane.

    However, consider this, everyone who has ever changed the world or invented something new were all called insane. It is interesting to note that this world is never kind to geniuses until those geniuses have died.

    When they die, they are appreciated and loved. We are not naive. We understand that when we die, the same will happen for us.

     

    4. We Have Not Eaten Today (At least, Not Well)

    We have no time to think about things like, “Did I eat today?”

    In all honesty, eating is the last thing on our mind. We are too busy eating the tasks on our to-do list. In fact, the most addicted of us, literally punish ourselves and won’t eat until we finish a certain task we are trying to accomplish. We say to ourselves;

    “I don’t deserve to eat yet. I will eat when I have finally finished what I said I was going to do.”

     

    5. No, We Don’t Want to Watch Your TV Show With You

    Entrepreneurs hate TV. At least the way you watch it. A book is a TV for us. Additionally, the more you watch TV is the more you stay in poverty, and we are trying to get out of poverty!

    We love you very much; but to watch your television program with you is the worse form of torture you can possibly give to us.

    We want to spend time with you, but you watch three programs back-to-back-to-back-to-back and all we can think of is how much work we could be getting accomplished while you are distracted watching TV.

     

    Summary

    There you have it. I can think of many other reasons, but if you are crazy enough to date us, then you are phenomenal and deserve the whole world.

    Here’s a quick recap on 5 reasons why dating an entrepreneur is not for you:

    1. We are always thinking about our work
    2. We don’t like losing
    3. We want to do the impossible
    4. We have not eaten today
    5. No, we don’t want to watch your TV show with you
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    How to Lose Weight When You’re Suffering from A Thyroid Problem

    For most people, losing weight is something they are very passionate about;

    The more weight you can lose, the better you will inevitably feel. The longer you carry around excess weight, the harder you will find it to avoid serious health consequences.

    Some people work very hard to lose weight; only to discover they have a thyroid issue that may be working against them. Before going any further through this article, consulting with a Thyroid Pharmacist is the best way to find out what can be done to fix the issues with your thyroid.

     

    How to Lose Weight With A Thyroid Problem

    While losing weight with a thyroid problem may seem impossible, it is not…

    There are many things you can do to get over the hump in your weight loss journey even with these types of issues. The following are some of the things you should consider when trying to lose weight with a thyroid problem.

     

    1. Changing Up Your Diet is Essential

    If you find yourself hitting a wall with your weight loss due to a thyroid problem, the first thing you need to consider is changing up your diet. The exact diet that you need to follow will depend on a variety of different factors.

    Things like your physiology, the ability you have to absorb nutrients and the various food sensitivities you have should all be considered when trying to choose a diet. Eliminate carbs from your diet is one of the main pieces of advice offered by the team at Keto Resource.

    By eliminating carbs, you will be able to fill your body with whole foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients. If you are unsure about what type of diet you need to be on, consulting with a dietician who is familiar with thyroid issues is important.

     

    2. Optimising the Treatments for Your Thyroid Issues

    Whether you have an under-active or hyperactive thyroid, finding the right treatment is essential. Without an adequate treatment for this issue, you will find it nearly impossible to have success with your weight loss journey.

    The last thing you want to do is ignore the signs that you have thyroid issues. If you are feeling tired and achy, it may be caused by hyperthyroidism. Acting as soon as you notice signs of thyroid issues will allow you to get the treatments you need in a hurry.

    Once you have found the right treatment, you will have no problem seeing gains in the gym.

     

    3. Metabolism Boosting Exercises Can Be Very Helpful

    While a diet overhaul is a great foundation for weight loss for people who have thyroid issues, there are still a number of things that have to be done for a person to start losing weight. Finding natural ways to boost your metabolism is a great way to get your body into fat burning mode.

    There are a number of exercises out there that are designed to give your metabolism a boost. Doing things like lifting weights, walking or running and Pilates is a great way to optimise your body’s metabolism with ease. Consulting with a fitness expert is a great way to get more information rega

    4. Getting Plenty of Water and Fiber is Important

    Another problem that can lead to your inability to lose weight is a lack of water. By consuming more water, you will be able to help your body’s metabolism work more efficiently. Consuming more water can also help to reduce your appetite as well.

    Getting more fiber in your diet is also a great way to lose weight with a thyroid problem. This increase in fiber can come from food or supplements. Be sure to consult with your primary physician for guidance on how to increase the fiber in your diet.

    They should be able to take your particular set of circumstances and help you select a fiber-rich diet that is easily followed. The time you spend working with your thyroid doctor will pay off when you start to see those unwanted pounds fall off.

     

    5. Getting Enough Sleep is Crucial

    Among the most crucial factors to focus on when attempting to lose weight is getting the right amount of sleep. There are a number of studies out there that directly link sleep deprivation with slowed metabolism.

    A nearly 16 year study found that people who sleep only five hours or less a night were over 32% more likely to experience significant weight gain. A number of practitioners out there recommend that thyroid patients skip their morning workout and in instead use this time to get more sleep.

    If you are having trouble sleeping at night, you need to get to the bottom of this problem immediately. With the help of an experienced medical professional, you should have no problem finding and fixing the issues that are affecting your sleep.

    6. Work on Changing Your Brain Chemistry

    The way your body experiences hunger has a lot to do with your brain chemistry. When the hypothalamus part of your brain senses you need more energy, it will send a message to your body that you need to eat something.

    There are a number of factors, like thyroid problems, that can lead to your brain chemistry being altered and your hunger response being increased. Often times, a thyroid problem will cause your brain to set a lower than normal appetite level.

    This means you will actually take in more food than your low metabolism can handle. By doing this, you will be setting the stage for increased weight gain. Working with your doctor to figure out what type of medications can be taken to fix this issue is imperative.

    While it may require a bit of trial and error to find the right medications, it will be worth the work you invest. Neglecting to address the changes in your brain chemistry will ultimately stack the deck against you when it comes to losing weight with your thyroid issue.

     

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap of the 6 ways to lose weight with a thyroid problem:

    1. Changing up your diet is essential
    2. Optimising the treatments for your thyroid issues
    3. Metabolism boosting exercises can be very helpful
    4. Getting plenty of water and fiber is important
    5. Getting enough sleep is crucial
    6. Work on changing your brain chemistry
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    WHY ALWAYS BEING BUSY NEGATIVELY AFFECTS YOUR SELF-DEVELOPMENT

    More and more often people are finding themselves busier than they can handle;

    And this, far from being something which is treated as worrying, is actually seen as favourable. It’s almost a badge of honour to be able to say to people that you have been too busy to eat/sleep/have a social life/be a human being.

    Too many people are falling into the trap of thinking that being busy to the exclusion of everything else in their lives is a good thing.

    We are now becoming more and more aware of how bad it actually is; and research is being done into how to combat it and ensure that everybody takes some time for themselves. Rather than being busy all the time and finally burning out at the end of it all.

     

    Why Always Being Busy Can Be Bad for Self Development

    Being busy and stressed all the time isn’t good for your body or your mind – it can have negative effects on your life and your health in particular.

    This article will look at the ways in which being busy can be detrimental to you overall.

     

    1. Creativity Killer

    You might think that this should be obvious – being too busy can kill creativity.

    Researchers who carried out a simple word association test: found that the people who were busier and had more on their minds were less creative in their answers than people who were at their leisure.

    It was found, more specifically, that people who had more to remember had their replies stripped back to the most statistically common answers. Whereas people who had very little to remember were able to come up with less stereotypical responses.

    This was not a function of them having less time than was necessary for the task. Even with plenty of time, the group with lots to remember still could not progress beyond the simplistic answers they gave.

    This effect is what many people have found in the real world as well as in the lab, and understanding what it has done and is doing to our creativity is vitally important for changing things.

    Having too much on your mind is something which can blunt creativity, and so stop you from either advancing or expanding on your current career. If you want to continue to move forward and see where your path can take you, losing your creativity can be devastating.

     

    2. Wrong Priorities

    If you are too busy, it can actively keep you from moving forward with your life. I have been experiencing this myself recently. Actively being kept from moving forward with my plans and my life in general.

    Creativity needs some mental head-space for it to really thrive. If you are too busy, it can keep you from looking at other possibilities and other thoughts; and keep you on one particular path rather than trying to diversify and see what really works for you.

    Being so busy that your creativity is stifled is what can lead you to prioritize the wrong things, something which can be bad overall.

    When you are too busy to think, you can be too busy to truly see what is going on; and sometimes that means you can miss things that you would not otherwise miss: other creative opportunities, other jobs which will push you beyond what you are doing now.

    3. No Time to Track Progress

    Being busy can stifle you by keeping you from seeing where you are. Many people, especially as they get older and more established in their careers; have a particular way they want their career to go. And they have specific milestones set that they want to look out for, to help them get there.

    Being too busy can keep you from tracking your progress, and therefore can keep you from truly advancing in your aspirations.

    Ideally, every step you take in your career should be focused on how it can help you proceed to the next stage. Even if you are planning on staying at that level for a while. if you are too busy, you can feel unable to truly think beyond what you are doing; and about how to reach the next part of your plan.

    This can mean you end up stuck in one particular level for a long time. Perhaps even so long that the opportunities you were going to take advantage of, have gone completely by the time you get around to them.

     

    4. You Aren’t Working to your Potential

    When you are very busy, you will find that you are simply moving from one task to the next; there is usually very little thought put into each individual work-piece, because there is simply no time to put the effort in.

    When people are busy, they don’t have the time to add any extra flair to their work that creativity might otherwise give.

    Being too busy means that you are focused on getting as much work done as possible. But that does not mean that the work being done is your best work. You are at your best when you can actually take the time to breathe, and to look over your work at your leisure.

    Not only will that help you improve generally; it’s easier to see mistakes when you aren’t rushing. You will find that you are able to bring so much more to the table when you aren’t rushing.

     

    5. You Put Your Health in Danger

    Working this hard is bad for your health. It is bad for everything else, but particularly for your health. If you work this hard, you will find yourself cutting back on sleep, proper food, and a proper social life.

    Having no space to stretch your creative muscles, or to go on to other things, is detrimental overall; because you have sacrificed food and sleep for stress and overwork which is ultimately in the service of very little.

    Sub-par work is all that most people have to show for their efforts after a long period of overwork.

     

    Summary

    Give how bad too much work can be for creativity, perhaps the people who order essays from sites like Essay Zoo have the right idea after all.

    This article has not covered all of the effects of overwork. But it has covered enough to hopefully make people think twice before they willingly accept being in a position of having too much work to comfortably do; while also having to sacrifice every semblance of a normal life to get everything done.

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    5 THINGS THAT A GOOD ESSAY WRITING SERVICE SHOULD OFFER

    Getting through the college experience can be a bit difficult. Most freshman are unaware about just how difficult college is when compared to high school. Taking the time to get things adjusted is a vital part of achieving the success that a person is after.

    The first thing that a person will have to do when trying to get through college is to learn how to balance their workload. Writing essays is an essential part of the college experience and can be made a lot easier by hiring professionals.

    How to Choose A Good Essay Writing Service

    Selecting a great essay writer company can get a person the help they need. When hiring a good essay writing service, a person will need to make sure they offer certain things and here are some of them.

    1. Allowing the Student to Give Detailed Instructions

    There is no such thing as one size fits all when dealing with a writing service. Every student will have different needs and finding a company that is able to meet those individual needs is a must when trying to have success with this process.

    A great service will allow a person to make specifications on what they want. Laying out exactly what is needed will make it easy for the writing service to get the right results.

    Usually, you will be able to share the document given to you by your professor with an essay writing company. By doing this, you will be able to avoid getting less than stellar results when the finished paper is ready to be delivered. Neglecting to give the essay writer in question the right information will usually lead to a variety of problems in the long run.

    2. Reviewing the Work of the Various Authors

    Another great thing that a good writing service will offer is a look at what their various authors have to offer. Usually, there will be author bios and writing samples that a person will be able to look at. Taking the time to look over what the authors have to offer can help a person make the right decision on which one to use.

    In most cases, an essay writing company will provide you with a variety of writing samples from their team. You need to take some time to look over these samples to ensure they are what you are looking for.

    Paying for an essay without this type of research can lead to you getting a horrible return on your investment.

    3. Meeting the Deadline With No Issues

    Finding a writing service that prides themselves on meeting the deadlines a person needs without issues is important. The last thing that a college student wants to do is to miss their deadline due to the damage that it can do to their overall grade.

    By talking with the various services in an area, the college student will be able to get an idea on which one is the best fit for what they need. Taking the time to look at customer reviews online will make it easy on a person to choose.

    4. Editing the Finished Piece

    When trying to find the right essay writing service, you will also need to find out how many edits they will allow you to make to the finished paper. Ideally, you want to hire a company that allows at least two edits on the paper you are paying for.

    If you don’t like the first version of the paper, the last thing you want is to be stuck with it. Thoroughly researching the various essay writing companies in your area is the only way you can make the right hire the first time around.

    5. Great Prices on Quality Work

    For most college students, staying on budge is one of the main concerns they have. Before choosing a particular essay writing service, you will need to do your homework to find out who can offer the best price on the work you need.

    Rushing through this important decision may cause you to overpay for lower-quality essays. In some cases, it is best to pay a bit more for a quality essay rather than having to deal with the problems a lower priced, lower quality article will cause. By investing a bit more money, you should have no problem getting a great essay to turn in.

    The money that gets paid to professionals to produce this type of content will be worth it. Be sure to have a budget in place before going out to hire a writing service.

    Summary

    Here’s a quick recap on the 5 things a good essay writing service should offer:

    1. Allowing the student to give detailed instructions
    2. Reviewing the work of the various authors
    3. Meeting deadlines with no issues
    4. Editing the finished piece
    5. Great prices on quality work

     

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