Monday, 20 October 2014

21 WAYS ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS



What is Business? Is the commercial dealings that a person or organization has with another person or organization

1. Work by design, not by default.
Many people choose a career with minimal knowledge of what skills are needed, what the day-to-day work involves, and whether it’ll make them happy. Some start down one path, pulled toward one of the careers that recruit the hardest, where corporate profits are highest but employees are least satisfied. Then inertia and circumstance dictate which direction their career goes. In effect, they let their career choose them, rather than the reverse. Instead, be proactive. Decide what direction you want to go, and then start moving in that direction, today.

2.   Take responsibility for your career.
The days of working at one company for a lifetime and relying on a pension and social security are long gone. Have an internal locus of control: you are in charge of your career and your life. Design your own career, because if you don’t, others will.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

9 Ways To Make Your Online Business Look Professional

Building an online business often means you’re on your own and starting from scratch — no IT department to set up your email, no design guru to make a logo, no professional writer to craft website copy. So most bootstrapped entrepreneurs use their current resources to get things going, like utilizing a personal email address and phone number for business interactions.
But once you’re up and running somewhat smoothly — because let’s face it, you’ll never stop putting out fires, even if you become a Fortune 500 company — it’s time to start cleaning up your business and separating the personal from the professional.
A lot of this cleanup means focusing on branding. Your brand is the look and feel of your business. It is defined by the elements that set you apart from your competitors. And if you want to stand out in a crowded market, every little detail counts. Here are nine quick and easy steps to get from “brand new” to “branded.”

1. Get a dedicated phone number

Having a dedicated number for your business is a no brainer. It allows you to share your contact details without giving out your private phone number. It ensures you don’t accidentally answer a customer’s call with an unprofessional “Yo, what’s up?” Plus you probably don’t want your customers to hear that five-year-old voicemail greeting featuring the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.
You can go the old-fashioned route and get a dedicated cell phone line for your business, but it is probably cheaper and more convenient to set up a Google Voice number. In addition to being free, you’ll have a separate number, online storage of your voicemails and the ability to forward your incoming calls to any phones that you want.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

7 Reasons Your Business Needs A Blog


While it is possible to run a successful business without a blog, it sure is handy to have hundreds of potential customers milling around your blog waiting to hear your witty status updates and see behind-the-scenes photos of your life. While you’re in the stages of starting up, take a little time each day and devote it to writing blog posts and getting a wicked-awesome blog designed. Trust me, it comes in handy. Here’s how: 

1. MAKING CONNECTIONS
Try not to view your competitors as your evil arch enemies. They‘re just down-to-earth creative girls like you, on a mission similar to yours! Embrace that. Go out for a coffee with them, skype them, start a Google + hangout with them and learn from them. If they are swamped with work one month, they may refer someone they can’t work with to you. Referrals from friends in the business is a great way to get work.  

2. MEETING POTENTIAL CLIENTS
Many of my design clients were my blog readers first. How exactly do you turn a reader into a client? Self promotion! Let your readers know (but not in a spam kinda way) what you do, provide them with links to your shop/portfolio and give them reasons to hire you.Make it known that you’re not just a blogger, you’re a business lady. 

3. GENERATING EXTRA INCOME
The great thing about owning a blog that’s generating decent traffic is that you can charge businesses to advertise on it! A little extra dosh never hurts, especially when you’re not on a fixed income each month. You’ll need money coming in from various angles, so why not make your blog one of them? 

4. ESTABLISH YOURSELF AS AN EXPERT
Say you’re a graphic designer and you want people to choose you over your competitors. How do you do this? By niching yourself! You have to let people know that when it comes to XXX YOU’RE the woman to go to. Its easier to let people know of your expertise if you have a blog to showcase it on. But here’s the important point: don’t establish your expertise by telling everyone ‘I’m an expert at XXX!’ No no no, my friends. Say it enough times and people will get sick of you tooting your own horn. Instead, post regularly aboutyour expert area, guest blog for others about it and post tutorials on it. People don’t need to be told that someone is good at something, they‘ll figure it out for themselves when they see just how much knowledge you have on a subject. 

5. GET PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU
People are far more likely to choose you over your competitors if they like you. How do you get them to like you? By blogging helpful tips and tutorials, writing in an upbeat, positive way and being your lovely self! Let readers see behind the scenes of your business by posting photos of your work process on your blog. Include profile photos of yourself smiling and looking happy and dressed in normal clothes instead of boring suits and ‘work lady’ clothes. Show them why hiring is sooooo much more fun than hiring any one else, ever, period. 

6. BETTER SEO
SEO is not as difficult to understand as you think. If you have a shop on Etsy and no blog or  web page, then your shop is probably buried deep on page 30 of a google search. But if you have a blog with 100 posts on your expert subject, and other people have linked to your posts on their sites, then you’re much more likely to be higher up the google ranks and more people will be able to find you. Then all you have to do is link to your shop/website from your blog and bam! People have arrived at the right place.

7. PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCTS
If you’re releasing a new product next month, blog about it! Offer your readers sneak peeks of the product and the making of it, give them exclusive discounts, and let them know why this is THE product that will change their lives. Your blog can be an amazing place to promote yourself and your products- just don’t overdo it. If you’re going to promote your product on your blog, make it feel like you’re letting your readers in on something personal and exciting. Show them how much it means to you and how dedicated you are to it.

10 Things You Don’t Need in Your sidebar (Blogger and WordPress)

Your blog content is the star of the show, right? Those beautiful photos, helpful tips, quick tutorials… They are the things you want to draw readers in to and hook them on. So why are you overshadowing your content with a messy sidebar?

Your sidebar should align with your blogs goals and priorities. It should look simple and clean instead of cluttered and confusing!

10 things you don’t need in that sidebar of yours:
1. A list of blogs you love. It’s nice to support bloggers you love by linking to them, but the hard truth is that readers will click those links, leave your site, and most likely forget to return because they’re totally transfixed by the blog you’ve pointed them to.

2. A section on ‘things you love’, like t-shirts from Target and sunnies from Modcloth.  Unless you’re a fashion blogger who is being paid to promote these items in your sidebar, you have to ask yourself if it’s really necessary.

3. A mini slideshow of your Instagram feed. I totally get why people add this and it does add personality and realness to your blog, to some degree. But if you don’t use Instagram much, then please remove it from your sidebar. It distracts readers from more important things, like signing up for your newsletter or following you in a reader!

4. A never-ending list of categories. Keep it simple and stick to 5 or 6.

5. A never-ending list of archive links. If you’ve been blogging for a long time, then have a drop down archive option to keep your sidebar looking simpler (and a lot shorter!)

6. Counters. How many people visit your site is of no concern to your readers, so think about removing counters from your sidebar and keeping up with stats through Google Analytic instead.

7. A disclaimer. I personally prefer to put disclaimers in the blog footer and keep the extra sidebar space for more useful things, like follow buttons or social media buttons!

8. A social media plugin to a social media site you barely ever use. If you don’t use Twitter but you have a Twitter feed in your sidebar, remove it to avoid wasting your reader’s time. Find a social media site that you use regularly and steer your readers in that direction. It’ll benefit them a ton more!

9. Embedded media. Embedding too many things (like YouTube videos) in your sidebar can really slow down your blog. And what do people do when you site takes longer than 10 seconds to load? They leave, sadly enough.

10. Blog awards that no one has heard of. Remove anything like this from your blog because it gives a ‘naive and amateur’ impression. It’s nice to have and give blog awards, but most people will sadly not pay any attention to them. Unless you were awarded by Teen Vogue or ProBlogger or something. Then maybe you can keep those up there. ;)
 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Creating facebook App for Website that doesn't support HTTPS

Have you ever tried to create a new Facebook App for your website which doesn't have HTTPS support?
Even you can't create a Facebook Page tab for pointing to your website without HTTPS support! The working of this trick is described in the following picture.
I am going to show you how to create any Facebook app for your website without HTTPS support.
For that you need to create a Google site and embed an iframe in it to point to your website.
This is because Google site provides HTTPS support.

Step 1:
Create a Google site. If you already have a Google site, skip this step.
Sign in to your Google account and go to Google site (Follow the link in new tab).
Click on "Create site".
Choose a Blank template.

This is because you are going to embed only an iframe that points to your website. Hence a good looking template for your Google site does have no deal for you.

creating Google site

After choosing a blank template, enter a site name and click on "Create".

Step 2:
Once your site is created, edit the home page.
Go to Insert->More Gadgets and choose iframe widget as shown below.

Now enter your website url in the URL field.


Save the changes and test your newly created google site.

Step 3:
If you did the above two steps correctly you night see your website home page inside the newly created site.
Also note that header and footer of google site are visible.
Press 'u' key, and the following dialog is displayed.


You can hide the header and footer easily. Just un-check all options as shown above.

Step 4:
Create a new app for Facebook with your new Google website. Go to Facebook Developer Page.


Now you are able to enter both HTTP and HTTPS.

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How To Download From Youtube Using Portable Tiny YouTube Video Downloader

Youtube Fisher Logo
In case You have been trying to download from Youtube For A very Long Time, Here Is an Application that will help you download video and extract music without any stress. it called YouTube Fisher is one of the Portable YouTube video downloader. It's an open source project.



I mentioned it is portable because:
  1. Small in size (44 kB) only but yet rich in features.
  2. No need to install.
  3. Support for Audio Extract
  4. Open Source (hence free with source code)

ScreenShot:

http://oluinfotech.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-download-from-youtube-using.html

Go to YouTube Fisher's homepage to download.

Supported formats:
  • For video: IsoMedia 3D, 4K resolution, Full-HD (1080p), HD (720p), HQ MP4, WebM, FLV and Mobile 3GP
  • For audio: AAC and MP3

Stable version is v3.2

Operating System:
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Requirements:
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or higher (if you have Windows Vista or 7, you already have it)
  • About 44 KB of free disk space for the application and lots of GB's for your downloads

Go to YouTube Fisher's homepage to download. To contribute to this open source project click here.

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How to Add Tiny URL Shortening Widget To Your Website

In this blog post, I show you how to add Tiny URL shorten-er widget for website or Blog. This widget will shorten any URL without any page load or registration / login. And it's free. And the best part is this widget is also available for Wordpress sites and blogger platform.


People who visit your site enters their long URL and gets their short URL instantly. No need to open any new tab, or browser window or any form for registration.

ScreenShot:

Here is the HTML iframe code..


<iframe src="https://googledrive.com/host/0BxDe_kH2i6SGNk5RbV9mMHdPM0k/mini.html" width=300 height=270 frameBorder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Add this code to your website or blog by adding HTML widget and pasting the above iframe code. That it..!


You can also see the live demo on page side bar of this page.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

NIGERIA: President Jonathan nominates FRSC Boss & University Lecturer as Ministers

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday nominated the Corps Marshal of the Federal
Roads Safety Corps,  Mr. Osita Chidoka, as minister representing Anambra State on the Federal Executive Council.

He also nominated a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Abuja, Dr. Suleiman Olanrewaju Abubakar, as a minister to represent Kwara State at the FEC.
Jonathan stated this in a letter addessed to the Senate President, David Mark, which was read at the plenary.

The President, in another letter, also asked the upper chamber to approve the nomination of the current Acting Director-General of the  Nigerian Pension Commission,  Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amaju,  as the substantive DG of the agency.
Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the nominees might be screened by the Senate on Wednesday next week.

Suspected Homosexuals Arrested in Uganda

Police in Pader district have arrested five people suspected to be promoting the act of homosexuality in the district.

The suspects were arrested in the period of one week after the tip off by the locals, who accused the suspects of moving within the schools in the district, promoting the practice which was early this year criminalized by the Anti-homosexual Act 2014.

It’s alleged that the suspects have been carrying out clandestine movements in both primary and secondary schools in the district luring the pupils and students into the practice.
The OC Pader Central Police Station, Mr Romeo Ojara Onek, confirmed the arrest, adding that police is still investigating the matter.

He said among the arrested suspects include two businessmen, one teacher, and two students who are allegedly recruiting and promoting the act.

“The suspects’ medical report is out and their files have been forwarded to the Resident State Attorney for advice, pending prosecution,” Mr Onek said.

Last year one of the teachers in the district reported a similar case to Pader district authorities.
This comes barely a month after the United States announced it had cut aid to Uganda and cancelled a military exercise in response to the Anti-homosexuality law that allegedly imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality.

The new law, signed by President Yoweri Museveni in February this year, imposes jail terms of up to life for “aggravated homosexuality” which includes homosexual sex with a minor or while HIV-positive.

Widely condemned by donor countries, the law also criminalizes lesbianism for the first time and makes it a crime to “help” individuals engage in homosexual acts.