We are coming into the shopping frenzy months. This is the time of year people do a lot of shopping. It is also the time of year that crime is at an all time high. The most easiest crime to commit is online. This is where someone can steal your identity. This is very scary and if someone has stolen your identity you know what a mess it can cause. It also can take years to get it back. So, it's best to prevent this from happening the best way that you can. Doing business online is a convenience and you shouldn't be afraid to do your shopping or anything else that you do online. Here are some ways that you can protect yourself.
Always make sure to look at your bill carefully. This will help you know if there are some purchases on your account that you didn't make. If you see any purchases that are not from you immediately take action. Do not delay one second. This way you can nip it in the bud before it gets any worse.
Shred anything with your name on it. Catalogs, old bills, old credit cards, magazines or any kind of junk mail. If it has your name on it make sure it's shredded. This way thieves cannot get a hold of your name and use it for criminal purposes.
Do not share too much information online. You don't have to fill out all the details on different forums and your social media accounts. Such as your birthday, your mother's maiden name, where you were born or who your spouse is, etc. It's easy to pretend to be you when have given someone all the information that need to know about you.
Don't respond to email solicitors. Many times these are people with foul intentions. If you get a bunch of spam just delete it and do not ever give out any personal information. No business would ever ask you for any personal information in an email. Also, don't click on any shady looking links. If you're not sure what it is and who it is from. Just delete it. It's better safe than sorry. Many times they could contain viruses and spyware.
Have virus protection installed on your computer. There are many kinds you can get. Mcafee, Norton, Avg are just a few you can purchase for your computer. They cover the basics such as your email, web browsers and also when you visit different websites.
Avoid shopping at shady looking websites. If they don't have any kind of way that you can contact them. That is definitely a red flag. Don't use too many credit cards when you are shopping. Have a designated one you use. This way if someone does make unauthorized purchases on it you can easily pin point which one it is. Remember, time is of the essence when someone gets a hold of your credit card information.
Make sure that you use different passwords for different sites online. Never use the same password especially for any bank or credit card account. Use letters, numbers, symbols, capitol and lower case letters.
Your identity belongs to you and you do not deserve to have it stolen. Thieves do not have the right to steal it and ruin your good name and credit. Plus, just make life miserable for you. While they get to spend the hard earned money that you have spent your entire life saving. Why become a victim of identity theft when you can protect yourself? Click Here to see how you can get more protection for yourself from these cyber criminals.
You can have fun and be safe online. You shouldn't have to worry about your identity being stolen and now you don't have to. Take care of your business, surf and shop online with security.
Have you ever accidentally deleted a blog post? If you have you know how frustrating it can be. Especially, if it is a blog post that was popular with your readers. There is no need to go into panic mode. You can immediately go get it and copy and paste it right back into your blog. Triberr can help you do this. If you are not a member of Triberr I suggest you become one. It keeps all of your blog post in your, "My Posts" stream. This way you can retrieve and share them whenever you want to.
When you login to your Triberr account you will automatically see your stream. At the top you will see, "New Posts" click the downward arrow. Then you will see, "My Posts" click that and all of your blog post will come up. As you can see below in the picture of all of my previous blog posts that were written.
Now, if your blog post has been deleted you won't be able to click the url from your blog post to retrieve it. What you will have to do is click the arrow in the right corner of the square of your blog post in your Triberr My Post stream. Then, you will see, "Edit Post". Below it takes you to edit your blog post in your, "My Posts" stream. Below you are now in the edit format and can edit your blog post.
Instead of editing it you will retrieve your blog post by copying and pasting it into a new blog post. This is how you retrieve your blog post if you accidentally delete it. This is wonderful. This has saved me on numerous occasions. I had tried to retrieve my old blog post from other sources but it would only give me a certain amount. They were not saved like they are in Triberr in their own personal stream.
So, the next time you accidentally delete it do not panic. Go straight to Triberr and retrieve it. If you found this to be helpful please share.
This is a guest post by Manidipa Bhaumik. Please show her some love by commenting and sharing. Thank you!
If you have a blog you know how coming up with content on a regular basis can be challenging at times. Sometimes you are on a roll and other times it seems like the roll has gotten stuck in a ditch and you cannot get it out. Not only do you have to come up with content for your own blog you have to come up with content for other writing platforms and for other blogs if you do guest posts.
How are you supposed to write for all of these places and why should you write for other places than your own blog anyway? Because you need the exposure. You need people to find you. When you write at other places people get to know you and your writing and if they like what you are writing they will come to your blog. This is how you get exposure because, if people do not know about you they cannot read what you are writing. You have to get yourself out there to the people.
Don't get me wrong this can be hard sometimes to do because, who doesn't want to keep all of their content for their own blog. The dilemma you will have is, "Should I Keep This For My Blog?" Generally, you want to keep the best for your blog and who wouldn't want to do that? However, sometimes we have to make sacrifices for the bigger picture. There really is no losing because, if you succeed in your goal which is for people to find your blog. You are winning.
The problem you are probably having is how can I come up with content for your own blog and other places where you are writing. This is not hard if you know how to do it. I know some people just post the same content they have on their blog at other places but you don't want to do this. You want to give people something fresh to read besides, it doesn't look good posting the same content over and over at different places. It kind of looks like spam which is not something you want to be associated with.
I'm going to give you an example. I wrote a blog post for this blog called,"Home-based business: How To Join The Perfect One For You". I wrote a press release which really is like a blog post for Ibotoolbox marketing platform and social network called "What Kind Of Business Should I Join?" The two coincide with each other. The first blog post tells you how to find the perfect home-based business and the second addresses the question what kind of business should you join. Do you see how I did that?
The first tells you how to find a home-based business that is perfect for you and the second tells you what kind of business you should join. So, you have two different blog posts solving two different problems. You can do this to help you come up with content for your blog and other places that you are writing for.
This is a way that will help you come up with content for the many places you are writing for. Keeping the content fresh for people who like to read what you are writing.
Do you struggle with writing content for your blog and other writing platforms? Do you think this will help you? If you don't have problems what are you doing to keep fresh content coming for your readers. Please share in the comments below. Sharing is caring.
We all like to save money whether you are shopping for: clothes, food, or household goods you like a good deal. So, it's no different with our internet marketing business. You can still do business without going bankrupt. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or novice. Today, I will share somethings you can do to save some money. It helps because many times it takes money to make money. Usually, what happens is you take the money you are making and put it back into your business.
Things can be a little difficult in the beginning but as you continue along in your business things start to get easier. Being broke is never easy and running a business can really add up sometimes. In the beginning you might be spending more money than you are actually making. I know you can relate to this situation. Here are somethings that you can do to help ease some of that financial spending pain:
Mighty deals is a great place to get: courses, plugins, graphics, software, themes, bundles, icons and fonts. At discounted prices. You can even signup for their mailing list and get deals delivered straight to your inbox. This can really help you save if you are doing any kind of web design or if you are looking for graphics or even if you want to broaden your knowledge by taking courses.
Netspend Western Union is a great way to make sure you don't go over your spending budget. Sometimes you can get carried away online. This card will help keep your spending in check and you can also make money too. So, you are not going over your budget and you are making money at the same time. When you refer someone you get $20.00 put on your card. You can also send money as well.
Advertising is something that we want to save lots of money doing because it is most needed when it comes to marketing online. This is something that we have to do every single day. So, it makes sense if we can do this without breaking our bank accounts. Plus, with these advertising sites I am mentioning you can also make money as well. Who doesn't want to advertise and make money at the same time? One site you can advertise for free and get an upgrade. The other one is low-price. I would encourage you to upgrade because you will get more benefits. Here are two advertising sites you can advertise and make money:
We need to shop for our businesses too! There are things that we need to get to help our business run smoothly. Whether it is pens, paper, microphone, or a camera. You can save money by using discount shopping sites. I'm telling you do not make a purchase without them. This will greatly save you lots of money on items you need for your business. Saving money is the name of the game.
Lastly, but not least you can subscribe to Website's Magazine for free. This is a great magazine to help you stay on top of what's happening in the online world. You get excellent tips and advice on internet marketing coming straight to your inbox or mailbox. Whichever, you choose.
Although, an internet business is way cheaper than running an on-site business it still takes money. It's always nice to know that we can save a little bit of money while we are running our businesses. I hope that you found this to be helpful and if you did. Please pass this information on by sharing it. Thanks in advance!
The number one thing that we as bloggers continue to ask ourselves is,"How can we communicate with our audience better? What can we do better to make this happen?" Having a chat on your blog is a great way to better communicate with your readers. Who doesn't like to have a question answered right then and there? Versus having to wait 24 hours or a day or two to. It's on site communication right there and right now.
It's also a way to bring the conversation right at your door-step. You can even hosts chats right on your blog instead, of figuring where you will have it at. This will be very convenient for you and your audience. You won't have to figure out a place to have it and they will know exactly where to come. This will cut down on confusion and time restraints. I will now mention 4 live chats that will allow you to do this below:
Has a live chat button you can put right on your blog or website. It lets your audience know when you are online to chat. This is listed in their suite of tools you can use.
You can drop their one-inline install code into your site or app to to enable real-time social interaction. You can hosts chats right on your site. It's simple and easy.
With Mylivechat you can engage your audience helping you to get more leads. Once installed you will see a popup asking your reader would they like to chat. A nice an unobtrusive way of communicating with your visitor. It also lets you know what page they are on so you can start chatting with them.
With Customer 360 you can do video chats and can be enabled to interact with your customers through the mobile app. You can also do screen share for quicker support.
I have given you 4 live chats to make it easy for you to communicate with your audience. This is another way to find out what your audience wants so that you can provide the content that they want to read. Did you think that I was going to share this information and not implement it myself? Of course not. I have just added a chat on my site as well.
The name of the game is being able to help our audience as best as we can. This is a great way to do so. Happy chatting!
There are many business social networks out here but none quite like IBOToolBox. It has a wealth of tools for the internet marketer. Many companies probably would charge you for these tools but not IBOToolBox. All of the tools that they offer are free. You need these tools in your business especially the internet marketer and the home-based business owner.
That's where IBOToolBox is different from all the other social networks because it caters to people who have a home-based business and online marketers. It is specifically for this niche. So, many people have online business these days.
At IBOToolBox it is a place where you can connect and network. With lots of tools to help you with your online marketing. Let's look at some of the tools that IBOToolBox offers. Shall we?
IBOExchange- is the #1 way to increase your social networking presence. IBOExchange provides you with the ability to promote your social profiles to real Twitter users, Youtube subscribers and real website visitors. You choose who you want to interact with.
IBOAffiliate- is their real inhouse sale referral network. You can earn generous commissions by referring people to their family of websites and platforms
IBOBanners- is their robust banners platform. You can create banners with their banner creator, host your banners on their cloud servers, scroll through their banner library and much, much more.
IBOTube- is their business media sharing platform. You can post your videos and use them in your video campaigns.
IBOList- is their modern classified ad platform. With thousands of people using IBOList it has quickly become a very large active advertising platform. Modern look and and feel. User profile and attractive ad listing.
IBOGigs- is their micro job site specifically built for internet marketers. It is like Fiverr where you can look for people to do jobs for you. IBOGigs gets thousands of job requests a week and is a very active platform. Need something done or have something to offer. Get it done at IBOGigs.
IBOurl- is a url shortener with a lot of great features. On the toolbar it has your profile, pr's, videos, live chat, and social media buttons. You get all of this on your url shortener. You get all of this on your stylish url shortener.
LiveChat- this provides a live chat functuality for your blogs and websites. You can also talk to your associates inside the members area as well.
Advertising- you can advertise banners and textads. You can purchase credits to advertise or you can earn them by: logging in daily, referrals, attending webinars, commenting, writing press releases, and reading newsletters. If you have any affiliate programs, ebooks, blogs, or anything else you can advertise it. It's always good to have more than one place to advertise.
All of these tools make things so much easier for the online marketer. 96% of daily traffic comes from non-members. These are people who want to know more about internet marketing and also looking for a home-based business. Everything that you do gets indexed by the search engines. Especially, commenting and writing press releases.
IBOToolBox is very interactive. People post to the wall daily. This is a great way for you to connect with other internet marketers. You can ask and answer questions. When somone has just joined IBOToolBox it lets you know. This way you can welcome them and help them get started.
You can see how many people have viewed your profile. Not only that you can see how many people have visited IBOToolbox each day. You can also see all the members who are online, traffic leaders, ibo big dogs, and top enrollees.
IBOToolBox keeps you ontrack by helping you maximize your online efforts. You have to try to get 6 stars and maintain them. When you complete your profile, write a press release, write on the wall, refer someone, and advertise you get stars. This is helpful because you can keep up with how much you are being active. It motivates you to stay active on IBOToolBox and lets you know when you've been slacking.
When you join IBOToolBox make sure you fill out your profile and afterwards return to the dashboard if you don't you will not get your credits.
If you are an internet marketer and you are not utilizing IBOToolBox you are indeed missing out on a valuable marketing platform. You can connect, market, advertise, and share lots of important information. IBOToolBox is made exactly for the internet marketer.
IBOToolBox now has updated profiles they are fresher and load faster. It also has a new video and pr commenting system which is based on the new IBO 3 wall. The new commenting system allows for improved conversations and feedback.
The new IBO wall system features in-line commenting and posting, faster loading 2 level commenting which allows for more engaged communication, spam reporting feauture to help us keep the wall clean, and a wall filter to allow quick access to the post your looking for!
Don't miss out any longer. Go Here to become a member and start using these awesome tools!
P.S. Now you can earn 20% commission on credit purchases made by members you have referred to IBOToolBox!
I think it's nice to have a community on your blog. Even if you allow comments. That's good too. However, I think you should have a place for people to be able to go to. Such as a Google+ Community, Facebook Group or your own personal forum. This is a place where people can gather and let down their hair. Here are some reasons I think it is important:
Your blog is a place where you are sharing what you know. I think everyone should have a place where people can go and learn more. A community helps you do this. Having a place where people can just talk is very important. You can learn so much just from people asking and answering questions. You don't have to be an expert to have a community so don't feel like you do. A community is for everyone. You won't have to answer all the questions either. If someone has the answer or a better idea let them answer.
This way everyone will feel like a part of the community. Everyone helping each other. I have learned so much just by participating in forums. There are always new things coming up concerning blogging and internet marketing. It's nice to be able to have one place that you can go to. That's why I started The Money To Be Made Community. Because I am not only a blogger but an internet marketer. I wanted to share things that has to do with those two subjects. I know some people just focus on blogging but I am doing both. So, I wanted to share somethings that pertain to both.
The bigger your audience gets its important for you to build a community. If you haven't started a community yet. I suggest you do. This is a great opportunity to get to know your readers better. Join The Money To Be Made Community I would love to have you!