The How to Internet Marketing Part 2

The How on Internet Marketing

A Guide to the startup Cost for an Internet Business 

In this Part 2, we will discuss the following points

  • When is the right time
  • What Kind of Costs You Can Expect( Website, Domain, Keyword tool, Courses etc. )
  • Prioritize your Money (what is mandatory and what you don’t need)
  • Moving forward what are the alternative options

When is the right time to commit?start up cost guide

The best time to commit to the Internet marketing career is after you have taken some time to think about the pro and cons and start to understand that you need to invest time and money to educate yourself first so you can be successful.

  • It is essential that you do consider signing up for a program either for free and later when you have an income you can go for a paid membership with all the benefits of group support, website hosting, private lesson, big community, live chat, keyword tool, weekly video lesson etc.
  • You will need some time to develop your business, and that means you need to set aside some time.
  • Educate yourself, find out what is your passion, if you go into affiliate marketing, blogging choose a niche.
    Do some research on who you can trust and build relationships with them
    Create Products
    Provide Service for other people
  •  leverage your skills
  • Learn the technical and digital side of the business ( create a website, how to post on social media, how to use a keyword tool, how to drive traffic to your site or blog, and so much more)
  • Implement the courses you buy or attend don’t let them pass without using the knowledge
  •  Answer emails and give customer support ( depends on what your niche is )
  • You have to fix a schedule for your self, so it becomes a habit. Remember a habit forms after 21 days. Then it is an imprint in your mind, and you do it as it would be natural. ( for example
    Get up one hour earlier each day and do their task you can do in one hour. ) When it is possible for you or if you have more than one hour lunch use the time to work on your Internet Business.
    After work when you come home to take some time to rest and then start working for 2 hours on your Internet Business.
  •  When you are retired without savings or to keep your mind going, when you are unemployed, it could be a full-time gig for you.
  • You probably ask why are we talking about the time commitment?
    Well if you are not prepared to take on extra hours and invest your time, it will become a money problem.
  • You will fall into the trap of falling for the shiny objects that promise you a quick income fix.

start up cost calculationWhat is the Cost involved in a startup

Are you wondering how much you need to save up?

What should you buy?

Let us go over some options for newbies and what you need to pay as an online marketer if you take the fast route and you are sure it will be a long-term business for you.

If you go for the free route, you have to do still the same only doing it on free products. ( please note free products are limited in what you can do with them, and how far you go in your business.)

The free route is a longer and harder way. The freeway is good for a startup but when you start making profit reinvest some into your business.

Courses free or paid

In any way free or paid you to need to educate your self about the online marketing the basics what you need to know.
For example, if you wish to publish books on Kindle, you might buy kindling or another kindle course that starts with the basic.

There are some free courses also available on youtube and udemy. It depends on you but free content is seldom organised, and you need to sort through what is available and when will you need it.

You need to arrange free courses as a step by step guide on your own.

Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of resources all over the Internet but first searching for it, organising it and putting it in the right context is time-consuming and you can get easily sidetracked.

It is convenient when the people who created the course have outlined step by step in detail with there experience what works and what doesn’t.
Example:
If you buy each day a cup of coffee at Starbucks or Coffee bean stop doing it and make the coffee and sandwich yourself, saving that money saves you time and it buys you the course.

Starbucks coffee each day 3.00 Dollar may be a sandwich or muffin that goes with it another 1.50 Dollar each day instead of spending that 6.00 Dollar save it and invest it into your course.  If your course cost 49 Dollar you are back for Starbuck coffee in less than ten days voila your first course is paid. starbucks coffee and muffin

Price of courses can range from as low as 7 Dollar to 17 Dollar to mid-range of 37-97 Dollar higher range 200- 1000 Dollar as well as the cream top priced courses that go into the thousands of the dollar.

Courses sometimes are sold in boiler rooms where sales people will call you based on a low investment you make – then offering you the sky and the stars so that you max out your credit card because this is a one time offer and if you want to be in the top 100 you should not miss that fantastic offer.

You don’t need to go for that, it is up to you and what you can afford. Don’t be pressured by the salespeople. The world will still be there if you pass that offer.

Domain Names

It will be a necessity to have a domain name when you want to start affiliate marketing like Amazon or Rakuten or getting paid for people advertising on your site.

Doing a long-term business where you are in control and getting leads than a domain name is a must.
When you use free promotion sites ( no free websites that are different)  promote your affiliate marketing you have to consider a few things. Not get me wrong in the beginning it is great to use them but you are giving away good money as you are not creating a list, It can happen that one day you wake up and your whole account is locked.  When that happens, then you will lose all your hard work and time you invested in one go.

It is ok to use those free programs without a website or domain but why investing all this time and work and in the end, you have to start again.

Domains are one of the cheapest investments, and on top of it, you are in control.

It will also create an absolute authority in your niche.

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A domain will cost you depends on the extension between 0.99 cents and a dot.com up to 13.99 dollars a year, ( search on the internet to find a coupon code that can cut the price of a dot. com domain in half)

The creme de la creme are domains that can cost up to thousands of dollars.

Website hosting

Hosting is a service that keeps your site alive. Hosting for one site or unlimited domains is available with different providers.
It is cheap, and most website hosts start with a reasonable plan that starts from  $2.95 to $29.95, per month depends on what service you chose.

start up costs for beginners

Those are the monthly costs. ( search the internet for a discount code ) Some providers are Hostgator, Blue hostWordPress, etc.

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SSL Certificate
Most websites offer this now together with there hosting. But if you find that your hosting company is charging extra for it, then go and sign up for Cloudflare it will make your site SSL safe.

Note SSL is now a requirement for all websites as Google has announced that all websites without SSL will be marked as insecure.

Advertising and Traffic

You have to differentiate between to kinds of traffic
Organic traffic = free traffic ( mostly done through SEO Search Engine Optimisation) and social media like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google Plus, Hangouts, Pinterest, youtube etc.

Paid traffic= traffic you pay for on search engines like google, bing, and or other traffic sources like social media (youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.)
Some marketers buy only traffic and some only use SEO.
Both ways are ok, and the best method is to combine both.

Another way is using Solo Ads in Email Marketing, Adwords campaigns and other avenues. Cost can be from low to high. The good thing is that you can do things on a small scale ( sent solo ads to a smaller list) and grow it over time.

what tools do you need for a start upWhat tools do you need?

The Market is full of tools you could use and need.
First of all the necessary tools are you need a computer, internet connection. You will quickly understand that every course you take tries to sell you on their tools and they wrap it nicely that they make you believe that you need this tool to succeed.
You can succeed without them.

You have to prioritise and consider what is a necessity and what is a luxury. Remember you are starting off and on this stage of your journey you don’t need it.

Except for a keyword tool it helps you to see where your competition is and where they rank.

Some Internet marketers will not agree with me, but if you start, you should quickly get used to a keyword tool to write your content. It helps you with ranking and traffic.

For me an Internet marketer without a keyword tool( google keyword planner, jaaxy, ( free tools) is like a hairdresser without the scissors.

You do not sign up for the higher priced in-depth keyword tools; the free ones are doing the job in the beginning and keep you rolling.

Email Autoresponders are another option. Free ones like Mail Chimp are doing a good job and can be easily integrated into your website through the API key.

If you want a paid one you can use get the response and a Weber.
Price for a Weber is the first month 1 dollar, and the next month it is $19.
Getresponse is my favourite as you can do a lot of things with it like landing pages, forms for sign-ups and opt-in forms, newsletters etc. the first month is free and then pay $15 monthly.

I would highly recommend when you see regular traffic to your site start implementing an autoresponder and capture the emails.

Graphics

For sure you want to have graphics for your website( a minisite package for example what includes the background header, footer, and even ebook cover graphics for your infographic products. Canva is a great free product.

Services
offer your service

In time your Business will grow, and whenever you don’t know how to do or what to do, you will need funds to outsource it to someone else. ( Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer etc.)
The task I am talking about is the technical task, and time-consuming task, or just a task you don’t like to do.

Those tasks can cost from 5 Dollar to 100 Dollars and more. But on Fiverr, you will find a person who can do it at an acceptable price that doesn’t break your bank.

Prioritize Your Spending

That is important as in the high of becoming an Internet Marketer and being a newbie you are bombarded with so many opportunities, and everyone is telling you that you have to have it the courses, the tools and other items.
It is overwhelming and doesn’t fall for the shiny object syndrome most of them want your money nothing else.

Make yourself a plan and prioritise your step by step plan of implementing specific task and match then the spending of your money. ( weekly and monthly planner) set out your goals and write down what you want to achieve in a certain time.
For example, don’t spend money on a domain if you do not yet know what your niche is and what kind of business you want.
(health, weight loss, pets,  languages etc.
e-commerce, affiliate marketing, own products, drop shipping)

As you might know this right away but educate yourself about Internet marketing, so you have a better idea of when and how to invest your money. ( remember always search for discount codes on the internet if you are counting the dollars)
Stick to a budget that is important and put some reserve aside in case something out of the blue happens.

Don’t let experienced marketers talk you into out maxing your credit cards, borrowing money or getting into debt. Save your money first and go and offer services to other people if you need one course or product so desperate. Save your money first and then buy it, don’t go for impulse shopping always sleep a night over it. The offer is still there tomorrow or the day after.  How to Internet Marketing for beginners Important is that when you start making profit re-invest some money back into your business. You want to keep the momentum and put your efforts on track to grow your business and success.

 

Alternative Options to Help You Move Forward

To get ahead faster is partnering with people. When you partner with other people, you can cut costs in one way and increase your productivity. Do your diligence with whom you partner.

My advice finding someone who has the different talents of what you have. For example, if you can handle the technical tasks well then look for someone who can write well that way you are a great pair who complement each other.

To get what you need you to have to swap or bargain with others especially when you just get started. Say you want to join this course, but you do not have the cash for it, contact the owner and find out if they need anything you can offer.
When you are good at writing offer some free pages of content in exchange for a copy, or if you are great at doing animation videos provide them with an animation video they can use to promote the course.

Don’t let your pride stand in your way of offering to help build your business.

When you grow your business and build your authority, please remember that speed and satisfaction are two different things.

You might find ways to a quick profit but that doesn’t mean it lasts forever or you are going to be happy with that business model in the long term.

Reevaluate your business over time as you start making an income. Have the means to branch out and do something that will make you indeed content.  Be inspired by your business.

Conclusion

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One that provides a free website and if you want to upgrade you do not lose your site. A program with a great forum of more than 1.3 million people. Join this program today it is free and the first month, if you decide to go premium is 19 USD. 

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The How of Internet Marketing Part 1

How to Internet Marketing for beginners

A Handbook On Handling Your Start-Up Costs For Intenet Marketing  Part 1

Everywhere in the News on Social Media, you can read about internet marketing, and it promises you an income overnight. Lot’s of people do not believe and understand that it is a legitimate business with great potential.

What are the fears and frustrations of most Internet Marketers and Newbies?

When you as an experienced Internet marketer try to convince a newbie to start with Internet Marketing the most concerns of Newbies are the start-up costs of an internet business, it is one of their greatest fears committing to something they are not able to pay.

kindle publishing an extra income It is a valid concern, because unless you know what you are doing, and the best way to get there ( Newbies don’t know) you might sign up for things you don’t need and end up paying a fortune.
We go step by step through on the how of internet marketing. We shed some light on some myths and explain clearly what you can expect.

We will discuss the points below more in details. This is divided into two parts for easier reading.

  • Reasons for starting the Internet Business
  • Family and Friends
  • Free or paid options
  • 100% free options
  • The right time to make this commitment
  • Part 2
  • When is the right time
  • What Kind of Costs You Can Expect
  • Prioritize your Money
  • Moving forward what are the alternative options

success comes through failureWhat are the most common reasons for starting an Internet Business

Different People have different reasons when they look into the internet business.

  • If you are laid off
  • You are desperate for money
  • You want to work from home
  • You love to choose your working hours
  • Like to start something new
  • Transform your passion into a business
  • Looking for extra income
  • Want to get rich overnight ( please go and play the lottery this article is not about that)
  • others

It doesn’t matter what reason you have; one thing should be clear for you. The Internet Business will not be successful if you treat it like a Hobby. Internet marketing is a business so treat it like a business.

How to Internet MarketingWhen you start the Internet Business, you might make the experience that your family and friends are sceptical, and because of the missing understanding and knowledge, they will sit in your ear on talking you out of that idea on doing the Internet Business. They properly talk you out of spending money and trying to remind you of how long you have to wait until the investment pays off.

Have a plan

One thing is for sure, whenever you start a new adventure you need a plan. You do not need to know in detail what to do, but you should have the framework laid out, and the minimal preparations can be done, so you do not end up with less money than you came in.

Internet marketing a new adventureFree or paid options for the start

We all know that people are always trying to sell you something. It is a myth that you have to “spending money to make money. “

In full it is not true, there is enough information out on the internet to get it and do the research and learning, it just takes more time and effort. Plus this is not guided, and you have no one to talk to or confirm you are on the right way. You will start from scratch and go with trial and error.
On the other hand, if you can afford to spend money do it and invest in your education.

In that way, you achieve your goals faster. It is also less time consuming with research, trial and error.
Chose an excellent program that lets you start with excellent training a supportive community and free hosting of websites.
There is a program I started with, which I am still a member of it and it is an excellent program for beginners it is free, and it also has a paid membership.
Don’t worry if you are at the moment not able to afford this you still can join this program, and you can access the first ten training lessons for free, the community and the two free websites.
Good advice is to use your common sense on what are you prepared to spend and what you can get for free.

Play or business 

If you want to pursue this Internet Business seriously, you will have to put money eventually on the table. If you are playing around with it and you jump through loops, each time money comes into your PayPal account go on with it and enjoy it and have fun. If you want to become a true entrepreneurial spirit, you have to get serious and treat the Internet Marketing Business as a real Business and not as a hobby.

offer your services100 Percent free version 

If you are in a financial dilemma with no dime or penny in your pocket and  you need to make this work, you will be happy to hear that there are free options for you

Let us start with a few options

 

If you  love writing, you can join the

  • Kindle publishing it is 100% free
  • Fiverr write blogs or offer other services
  • Up works
  • FreelancerFreelancer
  • etc.
  • Offer your services
  • Fiverr( create a movie, comment on websites, design graphics etc.)
  • Sign up for free with a survey company and do their surveys ( note the pay is low)
  • Watch movies ( App Big cash) you can check out the google play app store or the iTunes app store
  • Sell your items on eBay( things you do not need anymore)
  • etc.
  • The option is there, and the things you can do are plenty. Agreed they do not pay thousands of dollars, but they can pay for your investment in your education to be successful in the Online business.

When is the right time?

I know those might not be the exact things you have planned to do but if you are serious about your commitment in starting the Internet business you’ll get started, and you have some money coming in.

Procrastination is not a solution waiting until the right time comes or until you make megabucks to invest well, that will not happen. As we all know from experience, there is never a right time.
When is the right time to take on this commitment, there is no right time, and sometimes you do not have a choice.

The right time to make this kind of Commitment

Well, there is no right time, and sometimes you do not have a choice it is decided for you.
When you get the pink slip from your boss or you are retrenched, or you get a medical condition that prevents you from working, you might be wondering if this low pay job offers in the back of a magazine are a viable income over the next couple of years.

Internet marketing can work as quickly as in a blink, but you have to use common sense to shop smart and work with a system and plan. You have to think about your choices and prioritise what is more important and what gadget or software pays the bill, lets you automate some parts and or increases your income.
Logging on and buying everything you think you need will quickly dry up your money resources and you end up with nothing.

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Conclusion

Go through your thoughts and understand what is Internet marketing. Yes, you can work from home and from anywhere you want but you also need a lot of discipline and organise yourself so you are not sidetracked with your daily tasks.

When you start with the Internet Marketing understand it is a lonely job when you start and your family and friends will try to talk you out of that. You have to sacrifice different hours in a day ( your free time) to work on your Online Business.

Look out for Part 2 of The How to Internet Marketing. 

We will discuss 

  • When is the right time
  • What Kind of Costs You Can Expect
  • Prioritize your Money
  • Moving forward what are the alternative options

I hope I could help you with this article to shed a bit light on the Myth of Internet Marketing. Please feel free to ask me questions that concern you or just drop a comment below. Thank you

all yours

Sylvia

 

 

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How To Declutter My Life…

Keep your home clutter free

Look around at your home… what do you see? 

Find out the underlying reasons for cluttering certain areas of your home. What does it say about you?

How to declutter my life…

is a blog written by Sylvia Spurway to help people to change the view about themselves and let them experience again little miracles in life. Clutter can make your life stagnant. Decluttering makes your life vibrant and exciting.

We all know what clutter is? An object here and there, one souvenir from this place and this place, the beautiful dress that goes with those shoes.

Slowly our cupboards are filling up, and space, where we live, becomes smaller and less energetic until the clutter makes us stagnant and immobile. 

Look at people that are happy, energetic and vibrant they all have one thing in common… Do you know what it is? Read on

how to declutter your life In this blog, you will find out

  • why clutter can be the cause of stress and Depression. 
  • How it affects each area of your living space.
  • Find out what it means ( underlying problems) when you clutter different areas of the home.  
  • Clutter inspiring you and clutter that expires you.
  • How to declutter my life … make room for the future

Clutter and stress

Not many people are aware of it, but it is a fact that clutter cause stress. Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.  Shows that clutter raises the cortisol levels and it causes stress besides draining your energy.  The surroundings become stagnant and so are you. A home with a lot of little Nik naks can feel over a period of time overwhelming, those little things called Nik nak can trigger good or bad emotions in us. Say a flower vase you got from your friend, in reality, you don’t like it but for the friendship, you leave near the side table. 

Clutter can block you from receiving the abundance, and it distracts you from achieving your goals.

#Inspiring and expiring Clutter.

Clutter comes in different ways there is clutter that inspires you and there is clutter that de-inspires you is a toleration of clutter.
We are oblivious to the fact that we live in a society that collects and stores things. Do you know why we are doing it because through the media and daily life we are “made to think”  it is never enough we need more, and more is better? And that is a problem.

Do you know comfort shopping? I mean when you felt down did you go shopping because it made you feel good, and it took of your mind of things that didn’t go so well.. you bought things because it gave you the happy feeling.  When you think about it now you seldom or never use it.  When the attraction is gone then it becomes clutter or just another thing.. clothes, shoes, gadgets, objects, bags, etc. in the closet that takes up space.

We accumulate so much clutter over the years that we accept it into our lives and adapt it to become normal. You adjust yourself to that environment.

#How to declutter my Life …Make room for your future

I have made it a habit to declutter my home and my environments around me every year. It feels so good. Honestly, sometimes it shifts a project to completion what came to a standstill.. or a small lottery win comes my way.

I am always amazed when someone declutters their space, and they come back to me with lots of positive changes that happen in their life.
People often explain to me that they feel a surge of power and significant things start to shift. It is like new energy awakes under the clutter. It is finally free to evolve.

A bad relationship begins to improve, new opportunities open up, promotion at work, new and inspiring energy in their life,  sometimes a windfall of money, new friendships are formed, more motivation and energy.

I hope with this blog to offer you a simple and easy way to detox your living space and clear some or all the clutter from your life.  

#How different cluttered areas in your home show you where you have a problem or in your subconscious mind feel uncomfortable about it. 
 

Did you know that different areas in your home are associated with the habit of cluttering? Those are underlying problems, mixed feelings and emotions as well as mental states? ( Don’t worry you are not weird we all have it and do it) 

I love this saying ” Live your Life by design and do not Live your Life by default”

When you want to declutter your life you need to declutter all the nine parts of your environments.

Clutter in different areas of your home can show you where you can improve yourself and your life. Each Room signifies for us a different underlying mental state.

#Go Room by Room and the underlying mental statement what your mind wants to tell you. 

The Living Room ..  how to declutter my life 

Having a cluttered Living room shows that you are not honest with yourself and the world. You have problems expressing yourself.
You do not show your real potential to the world. You live to the expectations of others. A living room is used in general for entertainment and to avoid that friends and family stay too long and push you into an action phase you don’t like the room to feel comfortable and relaxed.

Keep your home clutter free

 Clutter in the Dining Room:

Dining room in the house where family meets and takes there meal together. Having a cluttered dining room means there is no communication between family members. Everyone is doing their things. There is no joy, and friction often appears. Everyone is for him or his self. A cluttered dining room can also cause never-ending arguments between family members or partners. If you are single means problems in relationships with others. 

How to declutter my life … The Kitchen 

Is the heart of a home. When a kitchen is cluttered, it means that you
do not give yourself space to breathe.

You might have a hard time looking after yourself said this means you put others first before your needs. It also means that you do not give yourself the love you deserve.

Maybe you observed this as a child from your parents. As the kitchen is a place where you cook food and store food when cluttered, it can lead to emotional eating or stress eating. It also means you believe deep down you do not deserve a healthy and happy lifestyle.

 What does a cluttered Bedroom say about you?

When a bedroom is cluttered the first thing comes to mind that you might feel stuck and there are underlying relationship problems.

You might wake up in the mornings and feel you did not sleep as the clutter is draining your energy, make you feel tired, lethargic and inflexible.

Sometimes things are unclear, and you become obsessive about certain things. When sharing the room with a partner, there are underlying intimacy issues involved or difficulties of open up to each other.

A distance between the partner and yourself. The bedroom is a place to relax, and it should be decorated as relaxing as possible. A place where you can go to rest and recharge your battery. A right balance of yin and yang. Clutter in here can make you feel tired, lethargic and confused. I am also talking about electronics. TV, Computer, Mobilephone etc. should not be in a bedroom. 

Avoid cluttering your bedroom

 

The Bathroom how to declutter my Life 

When a bathroom is cluttered, that is a sign that we haven’t let go of our past. We want to hold on to our history as this is a comforting feeling and we don’t want to move out of our comfort zone. It also says that the person who clutters the bathroom has low self-esteem, and is not happy with themselves. 

The bathroom is a room where we clean our-self, take a shower or a relaxing bath. A time to find peace and the most creative inspiration come under the shower. A cluttered bathroom bribes you of your inspirational motivation and creativity. The best ideas come under the shower. 

A cluttered Hallway… 

Every Hallway that has clutter will stop the energy from flowing through to the other rooms. It becomes stagnant. What in other terms means you are blocking your power and somehow in your subconscious mind you are afraid of letting new things into your life. It is like a wall of comfort build around you. 

Motivation will slowly die like a flower without water, and it can also mean you are stuck in a job or relationship you do not like but you don’t want to change either. 

You move into a position where you accept it, and you start slowly to surrender. 

Clutter or a mess in the  Basement…

A basement when cluttered it always shows back to someone who is carrying much weight on their shoulders.

Those people think they have the whole world on their shoulders. There are family conflicts where a person doesn’t want to deal with, relationship problems with old friends, feeling guilty for something or someone.

Having a cluttered basement shows that there are problems from the childhood, past carried with you and you are afraid to let go. You lived so long with that clutter that it has integrated into your aura. It sucks so slowly the energy out of you. Sometimes you don’t feel at home, and you want to break out. Be free … 

How to declutter my Life …The Closet

Have you heart about the skeletons in the closet. That is precisely what your clutter means.
Most of the items are attached to you in an emotional and sentimental sense. It also means you are hiding the truth and don’t want to face reality or a situation.

A closet is used to store items and specific items after a while has to go, but somehow we hold on to our shoes, our cloth, our souvenirs, the little Nik Nak we collected over the years. 

A cluttered closet will negatively impact our ability to acknowledge the future and moving on to a new era in your life. It is like we are the right foot in the future, but with the left foot, you are still in the past. You can not make the transition to a new life. Your collections are holding us back. 

If you buy one new piece you should recycle two pieces. 

 Cluttering the  Garage a nightmare for most owners of a car …

Clutter in general in the garage means difficulty in moving forward. A Garage is a place for cars and transportation, and that means the moving in and out of a garage should be as comfortable and as easy as possible.

If the garage is cluttered, it just says you are not ready to move on to another stage in life. If you want to change job or wait for a promotion mentally, that means yes you want to do it, but physically you are not ready to leave your comfort zone. It could also cause social anxiety. Moving forward will not be possible. Two steps forward and 3 steps backwards. 

How to declutter my life

 

How to declutter my life … The Balcony

Clutter on a balcony suggests that you are not a very social person. You like to hide behind the scenes and let other people take the credit for your work. The balcony is an opening, and when you clutter the extension of your home, it just means our social life is taking a downturn.

You love to be alone it can also cause depression so be aware when the clutter is overtaking the whole balcony space.

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Conclusion…

Getting rid of your unused items that create clutter is not easy. It is so much more than just recycling the items … there are emotions involved and it takes time to let go. There are sentimental pictures the gifts from a friend, the memories from a lost love. It is an emotional process.

Everyone is cluttering from time to time specific areas of the home. We do it all, and if you pay attention you might see the problems turning up, and it will help you to solve them more comfortable and with a conscious mind.

Releasing the clutter on a subconscious level and a conscious level will shift your mental state and the energy around you. It uplifts your spirit, and you feel lighter in many ways. 

It is a fact that the stress created by Information overload and physical clutter with the endless choices required day by day can cause or trigger health issues like generalised panic attacks, depression, overeating or anxiety. 

When you start decluttering your home and life, one significant factor is,

work quickly when sorting things otherwise you get distracted. When you read through things, you might get stuck and lose focus.
Go room by room or cupboard by cupboard. Take action and declutter your life today. Let go of those unconscious fears and emotions live your life. 

I have created an e- planner with a worksheet on how I start my declutter process. It helps me to keep going and stay focused. It helps me a lot. Download it here

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If you want to find some books on decluttering I can recommend

Decluttering your home, mind body and soul by Soukup Ruth

Declutter of the speed of Life by Dana K. White

Do you have clutter in your life? Please feel free to share how you reduce the clutter in your life and how do you feel or what things have shifted.  What did you use … and how long did you take.

 

All the best

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What Is The Key To Success In Life? 9 Important Steps You Have To Get Right To See You At The Top.

And the winner is your environment

Is Education the key to Success,  or is  Motivation the key to success? What is the key to success?

I watched a video by Jim Bunch and he talks about the 9 environments. I thought this is so good that I like to share the summary of the video. I believe he is a great motivational speaker and this video made so much sense to me. When do you ask” What is the key to success in life?” The answer lies in the  9 environments

Why is it that so many people come to the seminar they want to change their life, they buy the books, the course, the tapes, the CD they do all , they are powered up for 2 to 3 days excited and pumped up they have the feeling and want to change the world,  they think they found the key to success but what is it that it always happen…

They go back to their life, and the environment takes over they go back to there same old pattern old habits. Then they start again searching for the so-called “What is the key to success”?

Is there success without stressDo you know why this is happening?

Why can people not change? Is it because they want to use willpower to change their lives. Willpower alone will not work. Life is made out of different ingredients and you need to consider them all. That is called the nine environments, you need to leverage each of your environments to succeed.

Your Environment the key to success or failure

As humans, we do have a direct relationship with our environment.

You need to consider your environment if you want to change your health, your wealth, your financial situation, your relationship, your success in the long term. 

The environment you live in influences and directs your success or failure.

What are the 9 environments that influence you?

 Get the example of a fish who lives in a dirty fishbowl with dirty water how likely is this fish healthy?

Well, a fish is depending on his environment for life. If the water is clean and filled with all the nutrients and minerals he needs his environment is healthy the fish will be healthy if the environment and the water is dirty the fish will be not healthy and his lifespan will be short.

How healthy is a fish in a healthy environment

If the environment we are living in is inspiring us we are healthy, wealthy and happy. In other words, they energize us. If the environment we are living in is expiring us means it will drain our energy we are miserable, sick and unhappy. In short, you could say a short time before we have a burnout.

What it means, an expiring environment draining and literally sapping the juice out of you. Your battery is going to be dead soon and if you do not recharge your battery ( means taking a break) you are in a critical condition of a shutdown.

That will also keep us away from reaching our goals and dreams.

Without any power or energy, we are not able to achieve new heights. We are happy just to get by. The longer we live in an environment like that we accept it as normal and we make this our new reality. 

we are all connected to each other

Where is the Connection to the Environment? Do you know…

It is YOU … Memetics…

You are in the middle and you are connected and people that are healthy, wealthy, and happy are very conscious about what they let in into their environment. 

1. The Memetics is that the key to success?

Memetics is your Memes your concept your ideas and your beliefs. The idea about this is your information, knowledge and ideas you receive, all this will influence you. These are things and ideas that are passed on to you through different channels. As this is passed down to you from your parents, and the people in your life we become a by-product of that influence from that environment.

 

memetics

 

It is like food intake you are what you eat, the same goes for the environment. Your environment reflects who you are. If you have a lot of friends that are rich and successful the chances that you are successful and rich is there. If most of your friends struggle you might be struggling too.

There is a nice saying around it says “stand guard at the door of your mind” 

Can you understand the meaning?

You have to be conscious and aware of what is being programmed into your mind.

Ask yourself when you see the news in the media, watch TV, meet your friends your parents and your family are they inspiring or expiring. If someone would ask you what would you do differently than your parents what would that be?

There are some things you would change but in general, you have adopted from the age 0-7 most of the beliefs from your parents, the media and the tv. All this has been programmed into you.

All the media, the TV, the radio, the print, the social media, it is not the best environment to get healthy wealthy and happy.

It influences you on a certain level. Just looks at kids when they see the advertising on TV some they know the add and repeat what the add is saying. A lot of Advertising triggers exactly the buttons in the consumer to buy the product. 

Just go shopping after you watched in your subconscious mind the adverts for say some general product. Next time you go in the supermarket and you come across that product you will buy it. 

Can you relate to this …

Most of us wash their hands after we touch the money…

Why? because we are told money is dirty.

Do you remember to get told that if you want to succeed in Life you need to work hard? Only hard work will make you succeed. 

The reality is there is no hard work involved in success. It comes and goes with your mindset and environment. “You are what you think”

I like this saying from John Assaraf…

‘Close the gap between the life you live and that you want to live!’
– John Assaraf

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2 people born on the same day same hour the same country but in different cities, should have according to Destiny the same outcome. Right?

Wrong, it depends on the influence of the environment parents, teacher, friends, social network on how that person is shaped with values and characteristics. One might be poor and unsuccessful and the other rich and successful.

Inspiring or Expiring

Take a few seconds and think. Is the environment you live in, inspiring you or is it expiring you.

Is it pulling you out and push you to do more, or is it pulling you in to hold you back? Is the information you get bombarded with each day positive or negative?

I think most people agree that 70% to 80 % of information out there is not inspiring it is actually not helping you at all, most of this information is manipulating you to behave like they want you to behave. ( For example: If I don’t go to this event with my parents they are upset so I might well go. But I hate to go.)

So what can you do about it, you can actually start being more conscious of what you let in into your environment.

There is a reason why they call it TV programming.

If you start to listen to self-improvement videos or audios and do not adjust your outer environment it will pull you back in the same pattern as before. You need to change both the inner environment that is you / your mind and the environment you live and interact with. ( outer environment)

The same goes the other way around. If you change the outer environment but not your mind eventually you will go back to old habits.

The stronger the environment is, either the inner or the outer it will always pull you back into your old behaviours. 

New Years Promise

We do it each year the first 3 to 4 month of the beginning of the year we have all our good intentions set.

And the winner is your environmentWe go and work out lose weight, stop smoking, watch less tv, go more out, have a better relationship, the list goes on and we change some of our routines but eventually before the 4th month comes around we are already back to the old behaviours. Our old environment once again pulled us back. And The Winner Is Your Environment. 

Remember the environment is pulling you either forward or pulling you backwards. If you make a change you need to change all. The roadmap to success is in your hand. 

2. Environment  the Body your vehicle for your soul

 Body, Overall health, Your Primary Energy Source, Nutrition, Excercise, Personal care, Health Team, Internal Systems,

The body the eye to your soulEvery one of us has a body, different shapes and different forms. Some are happy with their body and some are not. Some are successful and happy, and some are unhappy and frustrated. 

So where do we get our energy from…

a. Most of your energy you get from high-quality positive food. If you eat healthy and good clean food you have a healthy body. ( that is your vehicle) 

If you eat junk food or microwave food your body will eventually tell you ok that is it, I have enough.

b. The same goes for your mind if you keep a clean mindset and clear thoughts you will be most of the time a positive person.

We all slip and we have low and heights with moods and that is totally ok, just be aware of it. When you catch yourself drifting than take a few deep breaths to come back to a positive state of mind. ( I know it is not always easy and someday impossible I get it )

Think of a Car 

Think of your car …you will make sure you fill in the right gasoline, as if you fill in the wrong gasoline the car will go slower and is not running on full power,  and eventually the motor will be damaged and the car breaks down.  The same logic goes for your body.

After years of mistreating your body, you start to have less energy and eventually fall sick. 

Your body is an environment for you, and it has nine other environments around it.

If you are with positive people your day will be filled with great and positive ideas and energy.

If you surround yourself with people who complain and are negative all the time you will eventually become like them. It does not matter how strong and positive you are, slowly you will change with the environment. ( you adapt and that is part of nature) 

The nutrition, the exercise, the people, your surroundings that are all Influencers who will affect your health, and your energy.

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3.Environment your self the inner self of you

your inner value 

Let me ask you something …

what and who is stronger when at 10 pm at night you feel hungry and you walk over to your refrigerator to get something to eat especially if you have your favourite food there.

Most of the time the environment wins. “Do you remember the saying the will is strong but the flesh is weak.

Your inner self is your inner architecture. It is your core of you.

“Rich and successful people do not live their life by default, they live their life by design.”

They get life coaches, mentors and make assessments of who they truly are. They find out what is their strength, the weakness they have, the talents they have and the gifts they have been given.

They discover themselves and then design the environment according to there strength, weakness, gifts and talents. The environment is constantly pulling them forward and is not holding them back.

They understand who they are and that makes them what they are. If they need to get things done what is not within their gifts and talents they delegate them to other people.

Keep in mind you will achieve your goals efficiently, effortless and on time when you stop relying on your self to complete your goals and start partnering with your environments.

4.Spiritual Environment is this the answer to success?

A Spiritual Connection to a higher power.

A lot of people get confused between the spiritual environment and religion. Religion means by definition two or more people gathered and share a common belief.

They have a common belief about this thing called spiritual. There are 17 major religions. They have all have a variation in their beliefs but share one thing in common that is the connection to a higher power.

The spiritual Power

You have to ask yourself do I have environments that Ankers me and or connect me.

Or do I have environments that disconnect me with myself? A good example is social media, even we have more connection now out there but a lot of people feel more disconnected than ever before. There is no more face to face interaction.

When you look at how you stay connected, how do you stay in that sense of flow with the universe ( alignment with the universe) ask yourself is it by prayer or meditation, do you need physical things to connect you like beads, rosary, or singing bowls, or do you have symbols or signs in your home and office to remind you to stay connected. ( religious symbols, like the cross, a Buddha statue, a picture of your god, etc.)

This is all ok. But why do we need to remind us to stay connected? We lost the connection, we have so many things to be grateful for and that reminds us that we are connected. We don’t realize that we breathe Air we take it for granted. If we pollute the Air we only harm our selves. Same goes for water, we take it for granted and if we destroy the resources we kill our selves. We take it for granted and we are not grateful to mother nature. 

With well-designed environments, you should feel the flow and harmony, and you should save time, energy and valuable resources by doing your environments properly.

5. Environment is Nature

Nature is a great Teacher

Nature is life, plants, animals, the outdoors, the geography and the seasons. This is my favourite environment. People who live in a country with 4 seasons do not see much sun and in the winter month, and life can get quite depressing.

A lot of people in seasonal countries have a seasonal affective disorder that happens to humans “us “ who have a body but do not get enough light.

We need light sunlight to give us energy it converts in our body into vitamin D.

Vitamin D is a Mood enhancer and people in a country with lots of sunshine are in general more happy and alive than people with less sunshine.

If you live in a country where you can not go outside for 3 to 4 month a year because you do not like snow or the cold weather does it impact you and your environment? Does it impact your body, yes absolutely.

Let me tell you something you can design environment, you can change the environment, you can influence the environment, and you can leave the environment. Lots of people leave an environment due it does not suit them for a couple of months in a year you can live in a different environment throughout the year.

Why do people live in different environments because they know that the environment is energizing them and it works with them? They know it influences their mind, body, spirit and soul. (They know what is the key to success. )

Not everyone likes the snow and not everyone likes the beach so when we recap this we can add, shift or change environments if it makes us feel better.

6. The next environment we are talking about is your physical environment

physical environment a view to your soul

This environment is the one we start to change first as it is the easiest to change.

Anything you can see around you is your physical environment. Your car, Your desk, your chair, your carpet, your computer ….

If this physical environment is designed properly, you are focused and efficient.

Your performance is higher. But if you live in a physical environment that is cluttered it will create a scattered mind and you are less efficient. Your performance is lower as this environment will drain you.

One of the easiest environment to upgrade is the physical environment. If you want to start right now then start with the physical environment. Get rid of things that bother you each time you look at it.

Declutter your physical environment. Get organized remove things lying around …

Keep your home clutterfreeDon’t do all at once, start with one simple thing and experience how you get the energy from removing this simple thing. Empty some draws and see how it feels.

Maybe you want to fix or upgrade your broken equipment, maybe you want to change the drapes add more sunlight, declutter your work desk, and remove the things that bother you each time you pass it.

Paint the room in a bright colour if the room is too dark, change the light bulbs that are broken. You will be amazed how much difference it makes.

Please note in an office you should be awake, so bright colours and natural light is great. When you redo the bedroom it is a place to relax and sleep create it as relaxing and calm as possible.

There should be no TV and electronics in the bedroom the bedroom is for rest. Electronics do have EMF ( Electromagnetic fields ) and they can keep you awake at night or enhance a broken sleeping pattern.

Those electronics are activating you and do not let you relax.  ( the EMF corresponds with your brainwaves and keeps them active instead of letting them slow down.)

On the flip side if you walk around your house with a list and write down all the little things that distract or annoy you, believe it or not, but those things take your focus away, and you will be surprised when those things are fixed how much more energy you have. ( Don’t believe me do it and try it out) 

Those things you tolerate each day we call them toleration, and believe it or not but those things they actually keep you from tolerating at your best.

When you do that you actually realize how much those things have you grown roots with them, those things are your past and are holding you back to move on to greater things. ( look at your cloth how many pants have you not worn for a year because they are to lose or to tight, but you keep them there just in case) 

7. The next Environment ” your finances”

A lot of people take interest in that but remember you need to improve and design all the environments not only one. 

financial Environment a suffering for many

This environment is about your finances and when you have a company or building one you need a team, to be successful.  If you struggle in one environment it will take off the focus of the other environment it is like a domino that will go through all the environments in a circle.

Have you seen people struggling in a relationship? What does it do to there finances? It takes the focus off, ( we all say they can’t think about that one now) It impacts your focus the same goes vice versa. How many relationships are being destroyed because there is a struggle in the financial environment?

You have to stop for a moment and ask your self…

Do I do finances by default or by design, you might be surprised that it will trigger something. Ask yourself is it possible to upgrade and redesign my environment to accelerate my success.

It is not only possible it is highly likely that your financial environment will improve. If you upgrade your environment you will upgrade your life.

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8. The next environment is Networking is that the key to success 

The Internet, your social media networks, your clubs, groups, and your friends and associations. They all define who you are and how successful you will be. Very successful people understand that winning is the by-product of a well-designed network.

Instead of following the networks you randomly bump into, take one step back and think what are the best networks for me this year to improve my thinking, improve my finances, improve my health,  my relationships and my business.

A lot of people just join a network because someone else you know is already there and joined the network so you just follow.  Facebook makes it easy it shows you how many friends you know in this group. Look at a network as an environment that either inspires or expires you.

Environment Networking

If the network inspires me I will participate but if it expires me than it is not a network I want to join. I have a friend and I removed her from my feed as she posted all the negative stuff, I do not want to see that so I decided to remove my friend. 

Remember your NETWORTH is often related to your Network. In other words, Money has species recognition, what does that mean?

People who drive Ferraris hang out with people who drive Ferraris, people who build companies hang out with people who build companies.

People who whine, complain and grump they hang out with people who allow them to whine, complain and grump the whole day.

If you are hanging out with people who are successful the odds are that you are successful, if you are hanging out with people who have bad habits, or they are the psychic vampires who drains everyone or they are constantly complaining about life and money it does not matter how strong you are, over time you adjust to that environment and it will drain you or better say it expires you. It means it will pull you backwards.

9. The last environment is your relationships

I left this one for last as this are your Family, friends, your Colleagues, your neighbours, people with whom you connect daily, staff, team members, mentors, coaches, pets, and this is one of the most difficult and hardest for people to change.

First why?

Because everybody you are in a relationship with has an environment and most people don’t want to change their environment.

They think they are comfortable but the truth is they are not comfortable they are in reality very uncomfortable but they are very familiar with there environments. That is why they don’t want to change. 

So my challenges to you are this, don’t focus on this one first… focus on the physical environment, spiritual, memetics, nature,  upgrade your body and so on, you will find that over time the challenges you had in your relationship environment will start to dissipate.

Only then you will realize that changing your relationship environment is actually pretty easy.

Invest a little bit less time with people who are toxic, ( there are a lot of people in a toxic relationship) spent more time with people who inspire, uplift, who are positive and motivate you.

Relationships with family and friendsA long time ago I left our little town and went overseas. I started to work for a person who became my mentor for one whole year for free. We went from city to city and from country to country and what I did not realize was that I started to change because my environment changed.

Years after that I went back home to our town and I have great friends their amazing people but they are doing the same thing over and over and they have not changed. They do the same what everyone else does. 

Why because their environment did not change? A person the body cannot change when the environment is not changing.

Picture and design your environment to be a constant source of wealth and Ultimate Wealth and Inspiration. That is the key to success. 

Are you willing to change your environment to be a constant source of inspiration, ultimate wealth and success?

You see if your environment is not growing and evolving as you grow and evolve you will be living in a state of drag. You will be living with low energy, resistant’s, slow movement rather than living in a state of inspiration.

By designing your environment there is a constant source of Inspiration, you will find your daily habits, your actions, your goals are actually easier to detain and you no longer need to rely on willpower to get the job done. Isn’t that refreshing?

So let’s get started and take inventory of all the nine environments and ask your self this four questions? 

Four Questions you need to ask yourself.

  1. Why is this in my environment? ( when you walk around ask yourself why I have this desk, lights, lampshade, pictures on the wall and so on? ) and if it is not inspiring you than get rid of it. When you go into your living room, bedroom etc, ask your self is it designed to inspire me in health, wealth and happiness or it expires you.
  2. What prompted my choice to invite this thing, person objects etc into my life? Was it a conscious choice or was it a gift, or was it an unconscious choice or a momentary choice. ( For example how many of you still have the same outfit as 20 years ago, and you keep it because it might fit one day or holds memories? This thing is holding you back and keeps you in your past. )
  3. Is this serving me to win my ultimate game? Is this serving me to create happiness, health and wealth?  If not then maybe it is time to get rid of it. Say goodbye to it. 
  4. Ask yourself do I now understand what is the key to success in life?

Once you start to live  life by design instead of living life by default,  once you accept and learn to upgrade these nine environments,  

I promise you will have 

  • more energy,
  • better focus,
  • you achieve your goals easier,
  • and you have way more fun with life.

The good news is the moment you start one and you get this energy boost, it will be easier to do the 2ndone the 3rdone  you might even get addicted to it. I challenge you to this and get started right now with one thing, not in 10 minutes or one hour start right now to do one thing.

It can be anything, delete emails from your inbox, get rid of some paper that is hanging around you never got around to put it into  the shredder or bin, empty a draw that needs reorganising, or turn of the social media for two hours to focus on a project whatever it is… do it now.

Remember everything is an environment and it either pulls you forward and inspires you or it expires you what means it drains you and is holding you back to achieve your goals.

I hope I made you understand “what is the key to success in life. ”

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Please let us know your progress did you start creating your environments for success. Please come back and let us know did you made it or did you be taken in again from your environment?

Cheers Sylvia

 

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Feng Shui For The Office. Attract More Prosperity And Customers For Your Business.

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Feng Shui For The Office. Attract More Prosperity And Customers For Your Business.

make your office more productive

Have you ever thought to use Feng Shui for the Office?

Did you know that in the Asian Countries Feng Shui is widely spread and used? Some of the bigger and very successful companies have their own Feng Shui Masters on a corporate consulting salary. 

Feng Shui your Office

I have done this for more than 25 years, and I have to admit, I would not sit in an office what I can not arrange the way I want it. I even Feng Shui my Home Office.  I even have a Feng Shui Garden. I still remember my first Feng Shui arrangement I did for myself.

I bought all the charms and lucky items I am supposed to have. I had to use cash as those days no credit card.  I am sure the lady in that Feng Shui Shop had the time of her Life she knew I had no idea and found always another item for me. Have to say she knew how to sell, as she sucked me right in. When I brought back all the things and took the book and the notes I wrote down from the lady in the Feng Shui Shop, Boy… I thought my god my apartment looks like a Chinese lucky charm shop. 

Floating hotel Ho chi Minh cityThat when I decided there must be another way around it. Then I met Lilian Too and Yap Cheng Hai in Vietnam they came there to do Feng Shui to the Floating Hotel a famous Hotel at that time. I was quite interested in how they solved the problem of the Hotel not making enough money and boy I was impressed. Long story short that when I started to study Feng Shui. 

Q: People ask me many times, is it true that when you do Feng Shui in your office, you are more productive?

A: Yes you are, as in plain simple there are directions where you are more productive as they do support you, then there are directions what are less productive because they drain your energy.

Do you know people who work 10 to 12 hours and more a day? Some they work hard for there money, but in reality, they never achieve something or never get ahead in their career.

Definition Feng Shui

Feng shui is a Chinese art which is based on the belief that the way you arrange things within a building, and within the rooms of that building, can affect aspects of your life such as how happy and successful you are. (source Collins dictionary) 

My definition is simple, and it is Wind and Water but what means Wind and Water? For me, in simple Terms, it means living in “Harmonie with Nature” or go with the flow.

practice Feng Shui since 1989. I have studied with some of the respected best  Masters from Taiwan, Hongkong and my loved and respected Monk Tai. 

What is Feng Shui not?

  • Feng Shui is not a religion.
  • Feng Shui has nothing to do with superstition.
  • Feng Shui is not a Cult.
  • Feng Shui is also not plastering your office with lucky symbols and objects.

What are the guidelines for Feng Shui at the Office? 

Rule over the thumb you can say anything that is feeling weird or awkward to you is not Feng Shui that will drain your energy. Feng Shui means energy and the energy should flow harmoniously and should enhance your energy not drain your energy.

In Europe, people follow the farmer’s calendar or the 100 years calendar for all thoughts of things, like for haircuts, for planting, doing daily tasks it is used widely. My Mother is still using it.

If you know about the Fibonacci code than you know everything in nature is perfect to align with the environment and mother earth.

What is Energy or Chi 

You can feel the energy you are sometimes just not aware of it.

Energy also called Chi comes in many forms.

The word energy derives from the Ancient Greekἐνέργειαtranslit. energeialit. ‘activity, operation’, which possibly appears for the first time in the work of Aristotle in the 4th century BC. In contrast to the modern definition, energeia was a qualitative philosophical concept, broad enough to include ideas such as happiness and pleasure. (source; Wikipedia)

What is Negative Energy also called Shar Chi?

Imagine you enter a room where two people have a heated discussion and or fighting in one room, the moment you enter the room you feel the tense energy. I am sure you have experienced that before. That is Shar CHI.

What is Positive Energy also called Chi?

Imagine you are on the beach putting your feet into the water, and the waves touch your feet and legs. The smell of the ocean and the peace and sound of the waves gives you total freedom you feel good.

Alternatively, just getting a raise lifts up your energy when you receive your salary slip. That is CHI.

Most of the time we are not aware of the positive or negative energy we only talk about a good feeling and a bad feeling.

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A few simple Feng Shui Tips for your office.

  • Make sure you never sit with your back to the door. ( that will activate the energy for backstabbing and unpleasant surprises. in short, things happen, and you are not aware off only in the last moments before it hits you )
  • Sit as far as possible away from the entrance with this you can assure your self a “command” position. Do you know why, when you are sitting and looking at the door that is where the energy comes in as well as people? In this case, people symbolize the meaning of flow and money.  
  • One of my Sifu told me ones do not sit facing the window as robbers go out the window, what means people will take your money, take advantage of you or cheat you. 
  • It is essential that you sit with your back to the wall if that is not possible and you are sitting against a window make sure you have a tall building outside the window if that is not possible use a picture with a mountain to symbolise the support. (This is when you can not avoid it. )
  • Your office chair should have a tall backrest to keep you supported by your superiors.

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  • Never sit in line with the door. The energy good or bad what enters will hit you and eventually will hurt you unconsciously. ( shoulder and neck problem)
  • Very important for entrepreneurs, whatever room you are using to work, do not face away from the door your business symbolically comes through the door so sit facing the door as you can welcome and see ahead of the excellent business opportunity
  • Please consider this advise and do not arrange your workspace so that you can see the stairs, closets, elevators, escalators, toilets, kitchen, and storage rooms.
  • Do not look straight into a corridor the energy will hit you like an arrow.
  • Place an aquarium or tabletop fountain either in the East, North, or Southeast. ( consider that it should not bother you, it should be joy looking at it)
  • Keep any water fountain or aquarium clean. When you use a water fountain or Aquarium make sure it is not behind you. Water in Feng Shui is prosperous but when placed in the wrong place it can be the opposite. 
  • If you work mainly on your computer, then with your computer you should face your right direction and that is your money direction. Not everyone has the same money direction that depends on your date of birth and time of the birth hour, as well as the place you are born.
  • Place a safe made out of metal in the northwest area of your office to enhance financial abundance and financial prosperity.
  • If you don’t know your prosperous directions to use, and the bad directions to avoid, sign up for our calculation sheet.
    You can also send me an email with your birthdate, birth hour and place of birth and I will calculate it for you.
    Consider avoiding to have big tall mirrors in your Office as they can reflect negative energy from clients to other people in the room. 
  • Keep your desk clean and tidy. Otherwise, you feel overwhelmed and will stress out. ( Energy can not flow and will get stuck between you and your office)

Office and Feng Shui

  • Sometimes we can not always do Feng Shui as we sit in an office with other people, but there is always a way how to feng shui at the office. Do it around your space. 
  • Use  Feng Shui Colours for your Office. Have the right Balance of light and dark colours. When you use objects to decorate your office, consider the five elements and keep them in yin and yang balance. ( soft and hard surfaces, smooth and rough textures in window treatments, furniture and flooring. )
  • You can also use Feng Shui plants, that said those are plants who can help to remove the EMF ( Electro Magnetic Fields) in the office. Feng Shui Plants like the Golden Pothos, as it removes chemicals from the air, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
  • It is essential that you have the right balance of yin and yang when decorating your workspace. ( When you enter your office, you should have a good feeling)
  • If you love music, then listen to your favourite radio station as that will lift up your mood. ( I constantly work with the radio on it inspires me)
  • A big NO NO is putting files from your office on the floor. Treat them with respect as they represent your past, present and future business. It is your income. Treat it with respect. 
  • Keep the cables and cords of your equipment well hidden. ( they symbolise the connection and communication if they are messy than the conversations and contact getting lost and falsely understood with clients and staff.
  • Feng Shui at the office, try to clean the clutter in your office but when you do so, don’t forget to do it with intention. Try to establish some rules with the colleague to keep certain areas clean. 
  • Feng Shui is a simple art and when followed correctly it is a very powerful tool to enhance your work and efficiency. If someone tells you that this is Feng Shui but you feel uncomfortable then don’t do it. I love Feng Shui as it is living in Harmonie with nature and yourself.

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How do you arrange your Office and Workplace? Are you using Feng Shui for the Office? Before I forget you can also use Feng Shui for the home office. Do you have experience with Feng Shui or any other practice? Please tell us about it, leave your comment I love to share your thoughts. Thank you


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Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool Review. A great way to increase your Google Ranking.

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The Jaaxy Free Keyword Research Tool a great way to improve your SEO. 

I have tried a couple of Keyword tools, most of the free ones are giving you the information in a basic and general term.  Said this but pact into some technical Mambo Jambo where most people have no idea.

If you want the inside of how those keywords perform other than in price than you need a good keyword tool that shows you all the insights you need to rank in google, bing or yahoo.

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Some of them are quite costly. I looked and searched a long time to find a keyword tool that simplifies the information what is easy to use.

For anyone working with content and is in the online business, it is essential to use a keyword tool. ( Unless you like to be unknown and not found)

What does a Keyword Research Tool do?

A Keyword tool gives you the phrases or words people search for in google or any other search engine. They also put you ahead of your competition when you use them correctly. If you are starting a website or you are an Online Entrepreneur a keyword tool is a necessity.

Yes, you can use google trends, google keyword planner to check out what people search for, but you still have only a slight Idea what is the competition. 

Keywords targeting is the foundation of every search engine optimisation also known as SEO.

5 star rating Jaaxy Keyword tool

 

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  • Price:                             Starter is free $0,  
  •                                            Pro: $49/mo; 
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Owners: Kyle and Carson ( Owners of Wealthy Affiliate)

Overall Rank: 95 out of 100 Jaaxy Keyword tool

Jaaxy the best Free Keyword Research Tool for Bloggers, Website Owners and Entrepreneurs.

Jaaxy helps you to find keywords that have low competition and help you get ranked higher. 

How does Jaaxy do that? It is a free  Keyword tool and it collects information from search engines like google, bing, yahoo, and others. It shows the data for the searches.

It has the Average Search (AVG) -Traffic per month-QSR( competition) 

Jaaxy Keyword research tool for the online marketer

With Jaaxy you can fine-tune the search and transform the collected data into different metric results where you can understand how to rank with your keywords.

Does the Jaaxy Keyword tool come with a Training video?

Keywords are essential for anyone who intends to make money online without paying for ads, and if you do not pay for ads you need to create content to generate organic traffic.

Jaaxy also provides the training tools in case you do not understand how it works. Jaaxy is integrated now with Wealthy Affiliate Membership.

You still can sign up for jaaxy separate without the wealthy affiliate membership. What I like on Jaaxy is that I do not need to download it, I can use it online and it is mobile friendly.

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Keyword Research Analysis Tools an important Tool for anyone who is creating content. 

Pros for Jaaxy :

  • No download or instalment of software
  • It is simple and easy to use
  • Includes training
  • It is mobile friendly
  • Processes accurate data
  • Free trial
  • No upsells

Cons: 

  • Only available in Language English it can work with other languages but it has limits.
  • No local research.

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Who can use Jaaxy the best Keyword Research Tool? 

Anyone who has an Online business can use Jaaxy Keyword tool.

Bloggers, Internet Marketer,  Freelancers, copy and ghostwriters, a.s.o

Find out more about the Jaaxy Tools and Metrics.

The most used one is the keyword data and the keyword list. Below you see a screenshot of numbers it is below explained what they mean. It is calculated in monthly searches.

Jaaxy search with explanationThe best Keyword Tool

Explanation of the Metrics from a  Keyword Tool.

1.Avg: stands for the average amount of searches done on this keyword  each month

2.Traffic: Estimated visits to your website or blog if you get ranked on the first page of Google, Bing or Yahoo

3.QSR: stands for Quoted search result: Means the number of your competition measured in websites. ( how many websites compete for the same keyword.)

4.KQI: Keyword Quality Indicator means it shows you the strength and quality of that keyword. Green is great, orange is ok and red is poor.

5.SEO: means it is a score based on the competition the higher the score the more likely you will rank on the first page. The lower the score the more difficult to rank. The score is 1 to 100.

6. Domain: shows you the domains that are available. It is a great feature if you flip domains or sell websites. When you start a new website this is a great key feature of Jaaxy. If you are interested you can check out if the top level domains are available.

Are there more amazing tools inside the Membership with Jaaxy?

Alphabet Soup: it uses Google to take ideas in minutes. It mixes your keyword with every letter of the alphabet to get a potential search term.

  • If I search for example: Make money online +a ..
  •                                                   Make money online +b..

jaaxy Keyword tool alphabet soup

you might find that search terms like…

  • how to make money online for a beginner
  • make money online by creating a business
  • make money online as a beginner 

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Saved Lists: You can save the keywords you have used or still want to use it saves you the time to do the research again.  It is a neat tool.  

Site  Rank: you can check how your site is ranking for a specific keyword phrase on google and you can track data for any of your competitor’s site ( spy on your competition) see who is ahead of you.

All you have to do is type in a keyword and a domain, and you will see the ranking, page and the location.  It eliminates the manual checking with google incognito. Below you see the screenshot 1 and 2.  With this, you can also put it on automatic searches. 

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Screenshot 2 

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Search History: This is a great feature as it lets you look for your previous searches when you forgot to save the keywords you found. This way you don’t lose your data.

Search Analysis

Check out who is ranking for your favourite Keywords. It helps you to get an idea if you can compete or choose different keywords.

It puts you one step ahead of your competition as you can also check with what your competition is ranking.

Look for a popular content/blog that ranks well in SERPS like Vimeo, Squidoo, Hubpages, and others.

One more thing you can check is what is not ranking, and you can use this to your advantage.

If there isn’t a blog yet or training on youtube well, you can do training or blog, and you should have it easy to rank.

The other tip you can do is if their blog is outranking you check how many words they wrote to say they have 1000 words well write 3000 words with quality content and you might be surprised how quickly you can rank.

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Affiliate Programs: It is an excellent tool as it saves time to search on the net for the affiliate programs in your niche. It is sometimes a good idea to compare with other searches to find the best Affiliate Programs.

Brainstorm: It is a feature that searches a lot of topics searched on websites like Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Twitter. Sometimes the topics shown are not always in relation to your Niche, but you can use your creative thinking and use the info.  It all depends on your niche. For some it is useful and for some, it is not.

Related Keywords 

Another excellent feature. As it shows you what other people searching for related topics like you just searched.

As you can see from my screenshot ” how to make money as a blogger” those keywords use sometimes or often your keyphrase and or use unrelated words but those are related searches.

I call this thinking outside the box to find niche related topics you might not have thought about it. ( for example: how to make money as a stay at home mom)

how to make money as a blogger

It is a way of comparing time and money. You can figure it out how much time Jaaxy Keyword tool will be saving you. At least try it out. 

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You can see how much time you can save by using all these tools. For example, search analysis and site rank it can take hours if you do them manually. I prefer to pay for something that saves me time. I had the free version for nearly one year before I went pro. 

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I have learned over the year if you micromanage your work, you will have a hard time to achieve financial freedom as you will be to busy making money. When you finally have the time to spend the money you are worn out and frustrated. Life should be fun and we should accept the tools we get to make work easier. 

There has to be a balance of money and time. You can get back the money, but you never can get back the time. 

Would you say Jaaxy is worth your money?

Before I spent at a monthly expense I normally ask myself 2 questions: 

The first one.. is it worth my money and my time?

The second question is: Will that tool help me earn more money?

If I can answer both questions with yes then I will buy it. 

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You have to keep in mind that keywords can earn thousands of dollars per month. If you discover one profitable keyword per month say $200 per month x12 month is 2400 $ a year. That is additional 2400 $ in a year.

You can not only make money with Jaaxy keyword tool you can also save time. How important it is to save and plan properly when you are working as an Entrepreneur

Read my blog. Time management. and the 80/20 rule work smarter not harder

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Do you use a keyword tool? If yes let us know which one you use and share your experience with us.

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Please feel free to comment below. Please come back after you signed up for the free keyword tool. I like to ask you a favour and please share this blog as it is a great tool. Thank you. If you have more question write your question into the comment section and I will answer normally within 48 hours. 

Sylvia

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Create Your Vision And Live Your Dream

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 Vision – Dream Board workshop in Singapore. 

vision board workshop singapore “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe” ~ Oprah Winfrey

 

 

Do you know what a Vision Board is?

It ‘s a way to manifest your dream life. When you make a Vision Board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life.

What is then a Vision-Dream Board workshop?

In the Vision -Dream Board workshop we create a vision board. Your Vision board and you can put on it whatever you want or you dream off.

Ok, you think I can do that at home … yes, you can but for a vision board to work it needs a few ingredients like a good cookbook recipe. I am sure you know this you went to a party at a friends house and you ate there a delicious food. You ask your friend for the recipe and she passes it to you.secret ingredient

Now at home, you try it out and it you reallly look forward to the food what a surprise it does  not taste so delicious as it tasted at the party from your friend.  You start to wonder what went wrong, you go over the recipe and all is correct you especially used a kitchen scale to measure all the ingredients right. Hmmmmm …. so what is the missing ingredient?

That is the same with a vision board there are secret ingredients to make the vision board work. Find out and join our vision-dream board workshop.

Have you tried the Law of Attraction?  If yes did it work for you?

 

We all have fleeting ideas of what we want to be, do or have in our lives. But most of the time they just remain …fleeting ideas.

vision board workshop October

When was the last time you dreamed about your life? I mean what you wanted in life.  Somehow we lost this dreams or did you live your dream? Did you know only 20 % of the people will actually live the life they always imagined?

Who has the time to intentionally get clear about what you want?

So …WHAT DO YOU WANT?

  • Health
  • Money
  • A boyfriend
  • Marriage
  • Travel around the world,
  • Buy your dream house, Apartment
  • Have a better relationship with your spouse,
  • A new car,
  • A new job or promotion
  • Start your own business,
  • A happier life,
  • A new computer, 
  • A better relationship with your kids 
  • Relationship improvement with your extended  family 
  • Become a better person / less stressed 
  • lose weight
  • not to procrastinate anymore
  • getting things done 
  • ………………… the list is endless.

We go along day by day unsatisfied and deep down we think sometimes is that what I am supposed to do here. Can you relate to that?

Come and join us, take the time and create the vision of your life you always dreamed about. Take the first step to change your life today. I don’t ask you to move mountains… I just ask you to become happier… but if you love to move mountains you know everything is possible. 

Click here to join the Vision /Dream board  workshop on  17th of November  2018 in Singapore

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We come so far that Science surprisingly supports that you can intentionally create the outcomes by using a simple tool…

John Assaraf imagined his dream house on his vision/dream board. 5 years later he is living in his dream house. 

The Formula for A Vision/Dream Board = the visual creation

                  ……………….mix it  with attention and vibration

add the emotional energy  =  the Law of Attraction in Action

Come to our Vision/Dream board workshop on the  9th of November  7 hours of full power, clarity and to find your inner self.

Click here to join the Vision/Dream board workshop on 17th of November 2018 in Singapore

I am sure you are looking for the price tag we have early birds for $297. 

I will only accept 30 people. I don’t create scarcity but out of experience 30 people are a good mix of different personalities and it is a good size where I can interact with everyone.

What is a Vision/Dream Board

How to make a vision boardA vision/Dream board, at its core, is a visual, emotional, representation of all the things that you want to do, be, and have in your life. It’s a daily reminder of those things. Something you can look at every single day to remind you of your deepest desires…. and it’s powerful it is the creative manifestation.

 

As someone who has made many of my own Vision/Dream Boards and still doing them  ( manifested amazing results in my life!),

I’ve learned it ’s so much more than just cutting and slapping a picture onto a cardboard or poster board. It’s a powerful way of connecting with your inner self, on a level you never imagined.

Find out what is your true desire and inner calling. Go on a journey to discover yourself.

Join us on the 17th of November from 10 am to 6 pm. 

 

Create your dreams and live yours in the real world.

Click here to join the Vision/Dream board workshop 9th of November 2018 in Singapore

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 What will  you get 

  • Find the clarity on what you really want (your dreams this is all about you ..no more settling for someone else’s dreams)
  • Space, focus and time to map out your dreams and ideal outcomes in each area of your life. Think big
  • Connection with like-minded people
  • A method to clear out the natural “blocks ” that arise (letting go say goodbye to your blocks,
  • All the tools and time to create your own powerful Vision Board (you only have to bring a picture or two of your self to put on your vision board, all the other things we will provide. I’ve got all the materials you need right in the room!)
  • A vision /dream board infused with powerful energies created by you.
  • A guide on quick alignment
  • A focus wheel ( this is an important process to understand what you don’t want and what you want instead.) Sounds easy right …wait until you went through that. Sometimes we think we know but then it turns out it is not what it seems.
  • A full day of energy exciting time and the dream time you never have the time and energy to do. (The very thing you keep telling yourself you’ll give yourself and you will do but never do!

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Famous Celebrities used the vision/dream board to achieve their dreams.

Oprah Winfrey, John Assaraf, Jim Carrey, Kate Perry, Sarah Blakely ( Spanks Creator ) Ellen de Genres, Whitney Cummings they all have one thing in common! Do you know what…. All have and believe in Vision/Dream Boards.

Whitney Cummings Talks About Her Vision Board With Ellen

Watch the video with Oprah and Steve Harvey…

Here’s what previous participants had to say:

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“What I loved . . . was the time for myself, I have 3 kids and a busy husband since I am married 10 years ago, I never really had time for myself. Always something else comes up. This is the first time in 10 years I indulge in a day of dreams and thinking about me … not my kids not my husband about me. I cried the first 30 minutes of the workshop as I had totally forgotten about me and what I wanted in my life. It not only created me a vision board it released me from the chains of not thinking about me. It was an emotional and awakening workshop. I love the clarity session with the focus wheel. -Marissa O’ Connor,

vision dream board workshop here in singapore on 9th of october

“Sylvia’s Vision/Dream Board Workshop just popped up one day on Facebook, I am a big believer in the law of attraction and vision boards. I create them myself on the computer, and I was hesitant to join the workshop. I never understood how powerful a room with like-minded people can be. We jumpstarted our ideas by interacting with each other. It was an emotional journey for some of the participants but when the workshop was over their faces were brighter and they looked so much happier. I AM SO GLAD I DID IT. I got a job promotion a couple of days ago and somehow that was always what I wanted I thought, but when I got it I did not feel the happy feeling somehow I could not be happy. Through Sylvia s workshop, I got clarity and have recognized my blockages. I am working on them now and I believe they will be gone in no time. It was a well-balanced workshop on fun, joy, amazing networking, focus and soul searching.  It brought focus and clarity to me and I feel 20 pounds lighter. LOVED IT, thanks for having me, I will be back for more of this amazing energy! xxxxx“-Sara Tamale

Places filling up fast as I limit the numbers of people attending. 

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Disclaimer:

Our vision is to help you bring your biggest dream into reality. As stipulated by law, we cannot and do not make any guarantees about your ability to get results or earn any money with our ideas, information, tools or strategies. Your results are completely up to you, your level of awareness, expertise, the action you take and the service you provide to others. Any testimonials, financial numbers mentioned in emails or referenced on any of our web pages should not be considered exact, actual or as a promise of potential earnings – all numbers are illustrative only. As I’m sure you understand. That being said, we believe in you and we are here to support you in making the changes you want for your life and giving you methods, strategies, and ideas that will help move you in the direction of your dream.

GDPR What Europe’s New Privacy Law Means for Affiliate Marketers

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that gives European Citizens more control over their personal data that is collected by any businesses or services. It seeks to clarify the rules and responsibilities for online services with the European users. On the 25th of May 2018, it will replace the previous directive governing data protection passed in 1995. It has some dramatic changes to the existing convention including: 

  • It will unify the rules on how should companies handle the data of European Citizens.
  • An all in detail Expansion in the scope of what is understood to be personal data.
  • Identify and clarify the responsibilities and roles of those who control, manage and process the data.
  • Enforcement and streamlining the authority to one supervisor per member state. 
  • Information duty of notifying customers of a data breach within 72 hours. 
  • Greater penalties for non-compliance.

GDPR Rules and how it will affect Affiliate Marketing

Who is affected by the new GDPR Rule?

All Companies and Businesses of any size across Europe will need to comply with the new GDPR Rule. 

The General data protection rule (GDPR) will apply across all EU countries. The European Union Parliament passed the first set of rules in 2016 and this will be now taken over by the new GDPR Rule in May 2018. Each EU Member state will have its own supervising authority.  

Does this law apply only to companies based in the European Union?

No — it is not. It is a major game changer for the international news. Any Organisation that collects, manages, processes and stores data of European Citizens is affected by the GDPR.

It means it includes most major online businesses and services that collect, process, manages and stores data or personal information.

The GDPR sets new global standards for data protection. 

The GDPR is intended to set out the rules of how the personal data of European people/customers can be collected, stored and shared. This is to protect the European Customer and offering individuals more say over who holds their personal data and how it can be used. I believe it is a great way to protect the customer. 

General Data Protection Regulations A Short Explanation.

What is Personal data?

It is anything that can be used to identify a person directly or indirectly. That includes all the online tools like cookie information, email addresses, names, IP addresses of devices, IP addresses in general, bank details, emails, social media like Facebook, Twitter, Snap chat, Google Plus, Instagram, Reddit, Blogs, Pinterest,

According to the new GDPR if you are collecting, processing or storing applicable personal data from EU customers, you have to obey the new rules and must only obtain that data through an opt-in consent, contractual necessity, a legitimate interest, a public task, a vital interest, or a legal obligation.

Those are defined in a  frame within the regulations and the subject of the current discussion surrounding the applicability of any business or business models. 

GDPR what does it mean for affiliate Marketer

How will the GDPR affect Affiliate Marketers?

If the Affiliate Marketer is not located in the EU but sells and collects and stores personal data like ( like emails, membership details etc.) from European customers the GDPR will apply to the Affiliate Marketer.

The GDPR is affecting everyone including the affiliate Marketers with customers from Europe. It will be a challenge for some and it does not matter if you are in Europe or the US if you have European customers you need to comply. The deadline is approaching and it is time to get ready. 

Below are some key points and an overview of the potential GDPR implications for any affiliate marketing business. 

If you are running an Affiliate Business and you do collect the data from your customer you need to openly show and explain how the collected Data will be handled and stored.

Following the rules stated in the GDPR and update before 25th of May 2018 the Privacy Policies, Contact pages, Privacy Statements, and Cookie Policy. 

At the bottom of this blog is a video on how to install a GDPR Plugin and the settings. ,

Does this GDPR Rule affect Social Media? 

Many large online services and social media companies are updating their privacy policies and terms of service in order to prepare for the new legislation.

Facebook’s response is sure to be closely scrutinized by European regulators, given the company’s checkered past with regard to user data. The recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which millions of US voters had their Facebook data misappropriated by consultants working for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, is only the most recent mishap.(https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-facebook-is-responding-to-europes-new-gdpr-privacy-rules/)

Update 2018/2019

Now Google plus had a security breach and will close down in April 2019 the Social Platform

 Google+. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/01/closure-google-plus-everything-you-need-to-know

Facebook had another breach November 3rd  2018

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/private-messages-of-81-000-facebook-users-leaked-online-report-1942225

Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law 

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.

In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the EU from its international HQ in Ireland to its main offices in California. It means that those users will now be on a site governed by US law rather than Irish law.

The move is due to come into effect shortly before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in Europe on 25 May. Facebook is liable under GDPR for fines of up to 4% of its global turnover – around $1.6bn – if it breaks the new data protection rules.

The shift highlights the cautious phrasing Facebook has applied to its promises around GDPR. Earlier this month, when asked whether his company would promise GDPR protections to its users worldwide, Zuckerberg demurred. “We’re still nailing down details on this, but it should directionally be, in spirit, the whole thing,” he said.

Facebook told Reuters “we apply the same privacy protections everywhere, regardless of whether your agreement is with Facebook Inc or Facebook Ireland”. It said the change was only carried out “because EU law requires specific language” in mandated privacy notices, which US law does not.

In a statement to the Guardian, it added: “We have been clear that we are offering everyone who uses Facebook the same privacy protections, controls and settings, no matter where they live. These updates do not change that.”via Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law

GDPR Rule for EuropeWhat affiliate marketers need to know about the GDPR 

Does the GDPR apply to affiliate marketers?

Yes, it does apply to all the affiliate marketers, unless you do not target the European market and you do not collect data or monitor the data of European Citizens.

Who falls under the GDPR?

  1. A Brand, a business, a business organisation,  all the huge multinational conglomerates, freelancers and one man sole traders that utilises a third party website to drive back sales to their own website to create sales the new GDPR will challenge this for Affiliate Marketers.
  2. It even applies to people who don’t make any money or sell things from collecting and using other peoples personal data ( bloggers personal or business blogs, )anything that captures and or monitors data about the people in the EU.
  3. With the new GDPR, the liability is extended to all organisations that touch the personal data. ( Affiliate marketers with Opt-in pages, an email list, membership sites, a.s.o.) 
  4. With the old set of GDPR rules, the main responsibility of data processing and the data regulation was the responsibility of the organisation that stored the data or the organisation that controlled the data. The new GDPR has changed that. Now in the chain of data collection, everyone is responsible and everyone who comes in contact with personal data needs to set out and inform the customers how the data is stored and managed.
  5. What does it mean in short

What it means is that Affiliate Marketers can be now held responsible for the data they collect from their opt-in subscribers.

In their privacy policies on their website must be updated and given an open statement on how the data of the subscriber will be used. A piece of good advice to all affiliate marketers protect yourself and your customers make it clear in your privacy policy. 

Below you find a few things an affiliate marketer should bear in mind when getting ready for the GDPR.

Following rules applies from 25th of May when the new GDPR comes in place. You are only allowed to store the customer’s data if

  • The person that subscribe to your online service, ( blog, e-book, membership etc.) have opted- in and has allowed you to use their personal data. 
  • In case you need the data to fulfil a contract with the person that provides it ( selling them goods or services).
  • If you have a legitimate and vital interest in the data information
  • You are legally obligated to use the data.
  • The data information will be used to perform a task in public interest.

I would say the first two points are more common for the standard of an Affiliate Marketer.

A video tutorial for the GDPR how to set it up on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador at WA

 

What does the GDPR  really mean for the Affiliate Marketer?

This means in practice that any time you are asking or requesting personal information from a website user or customer in this case (European customer) they need to opt-in or give their consent to using their data.

As an Affiliate Marketer, you can not divide the website or the landing page into two parts, if you do have European customers you should follow the new GDPR Rules. 

When using a contact form or an opt-in form you will need to change the current one to apply to the GDPR rule. That means that if you collect data for marketing purposes as part of a sign-up, content download, landing page or squeeze page, etc. then you have to get permission from that person.

In case you use currently a contact form that has to be ticked to opt out or that is pre-ticked with opt-in permission, (default settings) then you will need to change it so that the default setting is opting out and that the customer has to opt-in instead. 

The exact same rule applies to people who email or give you their personal data or information in any other form of communication. With the new GDPR Law, you can only request that information if one of the bullet points above apply to it.

It is vital and important that you make it clear to your customers or visitors why you need their personal information and data. You also need to explain in general how to tell them what you will do with there information and how long it will be stored in your system.  

Social Media leaks how safe is it now How should an affiliate Marketer prepare for the GDPR?

As an Affiliate Marketer, you will have quite some things to do when you have to comply with the GDPR.

You need to update and inform new customers and old customers, on which basis you collect their data, why you are collecting it and how you will use it. 
An explanation of what purpose the data will be stored and used for and how you will protect the collected data. 

One more thing you have to inform is how long will be the data you collected to be stored on your site or in your system. 

What it means you need to update your privacy policy, your cookie policy to comply with the GDPR. 

The most challenge the affiliate marketers will face is to our marketing activities itself. Many successful affiliate marketers rely on direct marketing to boost sales and reach the customer through personal data collection on their site when subscribing, through contract sales or when opted in. 

Affiliate Companies will need to follow the GDPR 

Affiliate Companies operating as a business or business organisation have to implement adequate data management procedures, and protocols, as well as potentially enlist a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to make sure that the business is on a continued base complying and updating the new rules and regulations.

Any customer has the right to the request to be forgotten at any point, and the process of this request must be accurate and swift. It is essential that sensitive data has been kept up to date and accurate and not kept longer as necessary.

This means for an affiliate marketer and their websites to determine how long is “necessary” and permanent and regular housekeeping on their sites to cleanse their collected data accordingly.

 Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other Search Engines 

Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other search engines lost the right to publish data without any perceived responsibility or consideration to an individual. The request to be forgotten online like in Article 17: Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) has always been a hot topic.

In an article in 2016 published by the Guardian reveals that  Data shows 95% of Google privacy requests are from citizens out to protect personal and private information – not criminals, politicians and public figures.

The new introduction of the GDPR is providing users even greater control over their data on how their data is acquired used stored and managed.

You as a consumer can see the benefits in this, but it is a challenge for any business and it limits companies on how to capture, use, manage and store the personal data of consumers.

A lack of the compliance with the GDPR rules by any website, business or service including affiliate marketing networks will result in trouble for everyone who has handled the data.

Read penalties https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html

Good News for Affiliate Marketer 

As the GDPR will require a double opt-in, it also means quality and valuable content will increase your opt-in rate. Any good marketer will put the effort into the content and maximise the quality over quantity.

Good news for affiliate marketing networks as they should be working on quality content instead of quantity. The more attractive the content the better the adoption rate or the acceptance that a website will capture the personal data of any potential customer.

It will be a big wow and how like when the new cookie legislation was introduced. Everyone was expecting the change will have a big impact on marketing and the ability to personalise the content online for users. In reality, it went the opposite way as after an initial peak of interest, consumers got used to clicking the “I accept” pop up of any new websites they visited. 

Do we expect the similar action for the double opt-in measures? yes, we do. After the first period, people get used to it and it will go automatically. People adjusting fast. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

Checklist for Affiliate Marketers to comply with the GDPR

 • Re-think on how you collect, use and store the personal data on your site or system. What system and which part needs to be changed and upgraded to comply with the GDPR.

• Provide honestly and transparency to your customers ( including your website users or give your personal information for a freebie). Explain the legal basis of collecting their information. Provide accurate information on how their information is stored, shared,  managed and processed. Give an explanation of how their data is protected. 

• Do an update on your cookie policy, privacy policy and change your contact forms to comply with the GDPR rules, don’t forget to ensure that they are designed on an opt-in basis, not an opt-out basis. Make sure your Privacy Policies and Cookie Policies are visible and easy to access. 

• Use a different contact address so that users can contact you to request correction or deletion of their personal data. I recommend a different email or contact address so that this information will not land in spam or get overlooked by you or your staff. 

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• Inform the existing people from whom you already obtained their personal information about the new changes in the GDPR regulations. Depending on your autoresponder you might have to ask them to opt-in again to your mailing lists or marketing databases.

• Protect yourself and ensure that you’re taking all of the necessary steps to comply with the new GDPR regulations. A way to keep the stored personal data of your customers safe using device encryption, and not storing, processing, or transferring data of EU service users outside of the EEA other than to other territories that have their own laws that comply with the regulations.

• Assure yourself and double check with your affiliate scheme or network that they have their own GDPR regulations in place. The reason for this is when you pass on personal information data that you have collected to the scheme itself as part of running your affiliate business, the same rules apply at every stage of the process.

• Please remember that getting your affiliate marketing up to standard and comply with the GDPR regulations, is up to you. As you are part of collecting, storing, manage and process those personal information data. 

This article is intended as a basic guide to the GDPR for affiliate marketers and doesn’t take the place of professional legal advice.

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GDPR Penalties Short Version

 If you do not follow the GDPR rules for your European customers than you might face potentially stiff measures.

The worst case scenario is that a business that has not complied with the GDPR regulations can be fined up to Euro €20 million or four percent of their annual turnover, whichever is higher. 
I would say if you comply then the chances of being penalised are considered low, but if you deliberately or negligently fail to follow or comply with the GDPR regulations, or a serious data breach that could have prevented will compromise the integrity of your site or service user’s personal information data and rights -you might face penalisation. 

Last not least follow the rules of the new GDPR Regulation.  

As we deal with the world wide web, we do not know when our customer will be from Europe or any other state. 

It is best to update your Privacy policies, cookie policy as well as follow the GDPR rules for the contact and or opt-in form. It should be in our interest to protect our customers or website visitors.

It also helps us in our Authority standing and builds trust with the customers or subscribers. I believe it is a good measure to ensure that our personal information data is protected. The scandal about facebook leakage where 87 million personal user information data being collected and apparently used without permission just shows how vulnerable the digital world is. 

With technology playing a vital role in most things we will be facing exciting times. The GDPR puts the control back into the hands of the user and makes organisations aware and comply with stricter rules about handling and storing personal data. Non-compliance will result in large fines stipulated by the EU Commision. 

 Video Tutorial for the GDPR Rule how to set up correctly on your website

GDPR vido by Marion Black                    Credit goes to Marion Black Ambassador WA

None of the above should be construed as legal advice. Seek legal counsel if you believe your company may be impacted by the GDPR.

 What do you think about the GDPR and how would you say will it be impacting the Website owners, online businesses, online services and or organisations. 

I like to hear from you and how what do you think about the GDPR?

Please take the time read it carefully and update your Website. It is essential that you do this. As the security breach is getting more and more do you think that RSS might make a comeback again? Please share your thoughts, if you have problems with setting up your GDPR leave me a note I am happy to help.  

 Here is another blog about GDPR. written by VPN Geek Jack Foster

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Solid State Drive vs Hard Drive. If you had the choice would you buy a computer with or without SSD and HDD?

Solid State Drive versus Hard Disk Drive

A day full of surprises… Learning the difference between Solid State Drive ( SSD) and Hard Drive ( HDD)

My day today started with a bit of disappointment. 

I got up in the morning had a shower and breakfast. Opened and switched on my computer, logged in and went to download my emails from the server. 

On the way to the kitchen to get a glass of water, I see that my Computer screen is blue and goes into black. Ok thought my Laptop will make it another 6month, so wrong and  I need to get a new one. Have to decide between Mac , Windows and Android PC. 

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I knew it will go as the Technical Guy who repaired it told me max 6 months. I was full of hope well lasted only 3 weeks. 

Went to the electronics store ( otherwise, I would order online) and one of the shop assistants was coming up to me and asking me what I was looking for.  Well if I would know I would order online, and as I don’t know and need a laptop instantly I need to buy one here.

If you had the choice which Lap Top would you buy? Mac Book, Microsoft, or Android?

The guy was very helpful but I had no idea what he was talking about Solid State Drive vs Hard Drive. i5 or i7 and 256 SSD or 128 SSD with the option to upgrade. ( Did not even know what is SSD ) and so on. 

I thought he is speaking in Spanish to me. ( just joking) I could not grasp some of the technical stuff the marketing guy was talking to me.  I could see him rolling a few times the eyes like woman and computers. But I can be persistence and I ask him everything to get a glimpse of what I needed to understand. 

SSD versus HDD in a computerLet me give you a short intro on what is SSD and HDD. I think HDD we all know that this is the hard disk but SSD is for many new. At least it was for me. I guess the world is advancing in technology, there are needs to store more data and to recover data at the faster speed and in the shortest time possible.

Solid State Drive versus Hard Disk Drive it is confusing for the average consumer.

There are two significant types of storage components in PCs.

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and Solid State Drive (SSD). There have been questions on which of this drive is better; these questions cannot be answered directly, each of them has their suitable applications. Each user has different needs and this has the user decide by themselves what suits them best. 

HP Sectre Laptop a great choiceIn this article, HDD and SSD  I will compare both and give you a short overview of what is the one or the other.  I like to give you a definition of SSD and HDD before we proceed. 

HDD is Hard disk drive ( it has history ) 

HDD is a computer component that works as the storage unit; it uses magnetism to store data on a rotating platter. A read/write head floats above the spinning platter reading and writing data. The faster the platter spins, the quicker an HDD can perform.

The HDD technology has been around for a while; IBM first introduced it in 1956. The main advantage of HDD over SSD is that it stores more data at a lesser price compared to SSD.

SSD is Solid State Drive  ( new and it is changing the HDD)

SSD, unlike HDD, has no mechanical part or moving part, data are stored electronically, SSD is faster but more expensive. Available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, sometimes you can find 1024 GB but very expensive. 

Think about SSD as the sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. SSD uses NAND-based flash memory; it maintains data integrity which means you, data stored on it can be kept secure for hundreds of years.

SSD is also known for its non-volatile memory; you can switch off the drive mid-transaction, and it will still remember what you store on it.
About appearance, they look similar from the top, but from under, you will notice more electronic circuit on SSD and a circular extruded region indicating the platter and read/write overhead on HDD.

HDD versus SSD a comparison on performance. 

Power consumption, Heat and Noise

Power Consumption in plain simple words.

One of the features of efficient laptops is how they consume power, people tend to opt for notebooks with lasting battery.

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Did you know that part of what drains the power of a computer is its storage components? 

HDD Power- consumption versus SSD Power -consumption.

HDD draws an average of 6 – 7 watts during data transaction with some noise and heat,  while SSD will draw 2 – 3 watts for the same operation with less noise and no heat. The HDD consumes more power than SSD. HDD will create also additional heat by rotating the platters.

Capacity in HDD and SSD

SSD due to less effort in transacting data (doesn’t require any mechanical process), SSD  can be programmed to accommodate more data than HDD. SSD size for desktop PC can reach up to 10 terabytes while the maximum for HDD is 4 Terabyte, SSD for notebook and mini laptops can reach up to 2 terabytes while the peak for HDD is one terabyte.

 Operating System Boot Time:

SSD-based OS boot faster at 10-13 seconds for average bootup time while HDD-based OS will take 30-40 minutes to boot.HP Spectre laptop with HDD and SSD

Heat, Noise, and Vibration:

SSD does not have any mechanical part, it does not make any noise nor vibrate, and it generates little heat. HDD, on the other hand, make noise from the spinning of the platter as it writes or read data and it also produces a lot of heat. 

Magnetic Effect:

Magnetic force can erase data from an HDD if it comes in contact with a magnetic field, whereas SSD is saved form any magnetic effect.

File Opening / File Copy / Write Speed:

Generally, SSD is faster than HDD

Encryption:

they both support Full Disk Encryption (FDE).

Price and Cost :

SSD is more efficient, quicker and has more data space than HDD. Thus, SSD is more expensive than HDD. 

I also have to say the price has gone down now and you can get a good computer/Laptop with 256 GB SSD and 8 GB Ram and i5 for around 800 US$. If you buy a refurbished one, you can get it even cheaper like for $250 to $300. 

Dell laptop for a good deal less than 300 Dollar Would you like to know what I ended up buying?

I got myself a Lenovo Ideapad 520 with SSD and HDD. SSD 256 GB and 1TB HDD. I also have 8 GB Ram and the i5. So far it is a nice lite weight and easy to use  Laptop. I forgot it came with a 3-year warranty. I am pretty happy. As the warranty is on site, what means the technician will come to my house. 

I would say when you have to get a notebook /Computer than consider to have both SSD storage and HDD storage if you look for something not so pricey. I think both HDD and SSD storage will be a great combination, and laptops are available for reasonable prices below 800 USD. 

Last but not least …

If you need to store a small amount of data, HDD is best for you but if you are saving a considerable amount of data and would be bothered on how fast your data are retrieved, SSD is undoubted the perfect option.

My recommendations are just below 700 $.

The Acer Aspire 5 Notebook with Intel i5-8250U, 8GB 1TB HDD 256GB SSD comes in an elegant thin and light design with an HD screen. As in these days, notebooks/ computer technology is outdated in three to four years; I would say a reasonably priced one is a good option like the Acer Aspire 5. ( still made in Taiwan) 

HP Sectre Laptop a great choice

For those where Money isn’t an issue then I would go for theHP Spectre x360 15t Premium Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop in Dark Ash Silver (Intel 8th Gen i7 Quad Core, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Nvidia Geforce MX150, 15.6″ 4K UHD 3840×2160 Touch, Stylus Pen, Win 10 Home)

The HP Spectre is a great and lightweight Laptop. Design and functionality are both good for work or home office. The HP cost around 2200 $.

If you have to choose between solid state drives versus hard disk drives try to go for both that is a great combination of a Laptop.

What is your experience with the Solid State Drive and Hard Drive?

What would be your choice if you would have to choose and money would not be an issue?

If you have a look at the site with electronics please come back and take the time to comment. I choose that site as the computers and laptops are reasonably priced. When you click on the picture you will be redirected to the shop. 

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Sylvia

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A Cheat Sheet With The Most Common Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys An Easy Way To Remember Them All.

Remember Keyboard shortcut keys in a easy way

Will Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys increase your daily productivity.

Yes, they will increase your productivity. 

How do you like to use the Keyboard shortcut keys?  I was never a big fan of using Keyboard shortcut keys until a couple of years ago. I always refused to get the shortcuts into my mind. 

Two years exactly I was confronted at work with a program that did not allow me to copy and past with the mouse. Every time I tried it told me to copy and past is only allowed with the computer keyboard shortcut keys. 
First I was a bit puzzled, but I thought ok start memorising your shortcuts.
I am not giving you a run-up to all the keyboard shortcut keys.

E-Book Keyboard Shortcut KeylistMy Cheat Sheet of the Computer Keyboard Shortcut Keys you can download at the end of this blog. It is done in a nice easy e-book. 

 

Keyboard Shortcut Keys and the power of increasing productivity.

When I was looking for Keyboard shortcuts, I came across sites where they give you so many keyboard shortcuts that your head starts to spin. I really was thinking twice if I want to go there or not. 

I am happy I did as I can say it helped me a lot and improved my productivity, also I am more flexible in open spaces when there is not much space for a table and a computer mouse. 

There are some useful ones you use quite often like copy and paste, but there are also others you do not apply too often. Some you don’t need. 

Is a Speech recognition software to use easier and faster than Keyboard shortcut keys?

There is also the  Technology advancement of speech- recognition.  I have to say I used it and tried it, and I find I am a bit lost with it. My first language is not English and it is a bit hard to get the software going.

I am not giving up on that when I find the right fit I am sure it will be great to use it.  Windows and Mac have an inbuilt speech recognition software. But I will invest in a proper one as when it works I believe it will increase my productivity even more. 

If you are one of the younger readers … you will probably think now “why would I use keyboard shortcut keys I use my tablet or I pad I don’t need it.

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Do you work on a Laptop, Computer or Tablet?

Computers are still in and if you work long hours on the computer than doing the same on a tablet is not so convenient as it will strain your wrist and eyes. I still use my PC /laptop alone for the bigger screen and the proper keyboard for typing. ( call me old fashion) 

Whether you work as an office professional or as an entrepreneur you might still use in daily work eventually a keyboard. Even your latest model of ultra netbook still consist of a keyboard.  Believe it or not the physical keyboard still plays a vital role in productivity. 

Sometimes you have to do multiple tasks and to fumble than around for a mouse is a bit annoying. This is easily done with the keyboard shortcut list. 

How can I remember them all?

Don’t worry learning them is easy if you belong to the 85 % who can not remember the keyboard shortcuts than downloading the list in easy graphics below. 

Basic Keyboard Shortcut Keys For Everyday Use 

Please note : For Windows and Linux use “Ctrl + letter”,

For  Mac users “Command (⌘) +letter”

Ctrl + key + use +Letter = Action

  • Ctrl and A: Selects all text in the current document. ( Text highlights) 
  • Ctrl and B:  Makes your  text bold
  • Ctrl and C: Copies the item or text.
  • Ctrl and D:  It will display the Font dialogue box. ( easy way to change fonts) 
  • Ctrl and E: Switches a paragraph between the centre and the left alignment.
  • Ctrl and F: Displays the Find dialogue box to search for a word or letter at the current document or website.
  • Ctrl and G: Displays the Go To dialogue box to search for a specific location in the current document.
  • Ctrl and H: Displays the Find what and Replace dialogue box.
  • Ctrl and I: Italicize text.
  • Ctrl and J: Switch a paragraph between justified and left alignment.
  • Ctrl and K: Create a hyperlink. You can insert a URL without typing the whole URL. 
  • Ctrl and L: Align a paragraph left.
  • Ctrl and M: Indent a paragraph from the left.
  • Ctrl and N: It will create a new document.
  • Ctrl and O: Lets you open a new document.
  • Ctrl and P:  this shortcut will print your documents
  • Ctrl and R: Switch in between the alignment of a paragraph between left and right.
  • Ctrl and S: Document will be saved
  • Ctrl and U: Underlines your text.
  • Ctrl and V: Paste the copied item or text.
  • Ctrl and X: It will cut the selected text.
  • Ctrl and Y: Redo the last action. Ctrl+Y with this key you erase the past that haunts you entirely. Wouldn’t that be great? Again just joking!
    The Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Y will undo the undo.
  • Ctrl and Z: Undo the last action. My favourite key is Ctrl +Z ( when you have feline friends who love your computer this is a must keyboard shortcut to know.  Ctrl+Z hit this keys, and you can undo every mistake you done in your life. Just joking! It is an essential keyboard shortcut. If you did push the wrong key at the wrong time, it would undo the action.
  • Ctrl and Enter:  Lets you insert a page break.
  • Ctrl and F2:  Print Preview command. With some keyboard shortcuts, you really stretch your fingers to the limit. See it as a good exercise
  • Ctrl and F4:  will close the active window.
  • Ctrl and F6: Opens the next window in case you have more than one open

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Memorise essential keyboard shortcut keys in a matter of minutes.

Some of the essential Keyboard shortcuts you can quickly memorise. If not just copy them and print them out, and put it near your computer.
Using your Mouse is cool, especially if you have a great computer mouse. I never paid much attention to the computer mouse. Since my son introduced me to a gaming mouse I can only say wow. 

Keyboard Shortcut keys for the 3 Finger System 

Alt + Shift + key 

The following shortcuts use a different key combination: Windows/Linux: “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”.
Mac: “Ctrl + Option (alt ⌥) + letter”. (Macs running any WordPress version below 4.2 use “Alt + Shift (⇧) + letter”).

Action Keys + Letter 

  • Alt+Shift + n = Check Spelling ( Be aware that this requires a plugin.)
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+  j = Justify Text
  • Alt+Shift + l = Align Left
  • Alt+Shift+c = Align Center
  • Alt+Shift+ d =Strikethrough
  • Alt+Shift+ r =Align Right
  • Alt+Shift+u = List
  • Alt+Shift+a = Insert link
  • Alt+Shift+o = List
  • Alt+Shift+s = Remove link
  • Alt+Shift+q = Quote
  • Alt+Shift+m= Insert Image
  • Alt+Shift+w = Distraction Free Writing mode
  • Alt+Shift+t = Insert More Tag
  • Alt+Shift+p= Insert Page Break tag
  • Alt+Shift+h = Help
  • Alt+Shift+x = Add/remove code tag
  • Alt+Shift+1 = Heading 1
  • Alt+Shift+2 = Heading 2
  • Alt+Shift+3 = Heading 3
  • Alt+Shift+4 = Heading 4
  • Alt+Shift+5 = Heading 5
  • Alt+Shift+6 = Heading 6
  • Alt+Shift+9 = Address
  • If you are using a computer mouse and a mouse pad choose a good one that helps you with the wrist to avoid Carpel tunnel problems.

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There are much more keyboard shortcuts and you can download them below. Those keyboard shortcut keys are great for everyday use. You will not use every keyboard shortcut key.  Depending on what work you are doing you will use some of them. 

Few keyboard shortcut keys for the Windows user 

Windows has a few neat keyboards shortcuts let us start with the windows desktop.

With the following keyboard shortcuts, you can toggle between the app windows and resize them quickly without needing a mouse or aligning your apps. 

Windows key also called the Winkey 

  • Winkey D = Will minimize all your apps and jump straight on to the desktop. When you want to bring all apps back again hit the shortcut again.
  • Winkey + Comma = Quick Peek at your desktop, when you release the key it will snap all the apps back to the foreground.
  • Split screen or open two tabs on your screen makes working easier.

    Another excellent keyboard shortcut key is to hold win key and uses the arrow left or right to split your screen
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    Win + LEFT ARROW (move the page to the left side of the screen)
    Win + RIGHT ARROW ( move the page to the right side of the screen)

  • Winkey + Down Arrow, or Winkey + Up Arrow. Minimize and or maximize the app you select. You can also dock your app windows to the bottom or to the top of the screen display when the app windows already docked at the right or left. 
  • F11 – Toggle an active window in and out of the full-screen mode. 
  • Ctrl + Esc – It brings up the start menu. I find this very helpful when you use a keyboard without a win key.

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  • Windows keyboard shortcut keys for both hands ( left and right hand)

Those keyboard shortcuts are useful for zoom the cursor around your page much quicker as you would use a mouse or a trackpad. 

  • Ctrl + Right Arrow = move the cursor one word the right
  •  Ctrl Left Arrow =   move the cursor one word to the left.
  • Ctrl Down Arrow = move the cursor to the end of the next or previous paragraph 
  •  Ctrl + Up Arrow. Move the cursor to the start of the next or previous paragraph.
  • I have a lot of friends who work mainly at home with their iPad. What about you do you love the computer, laptop or iPad/tablet.

These Windows keyboard shortcut keys are great Finger stretchers. 

Microsoft has finally and officially incorporated virtual desktops into its Windows 10 OS. This is an indispensable feature helps you create additional desktops to better manage multiple app windows.  Linux and Mac have this feature already for a while. Now finally Microsoft implemented it too. 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + D = will create and close a virtual desktop
  • Winkey + Ctrl + F4 = will create or close a virtual desktop

Toggle through your virtual desktops with 

  • Winkey + Ctrl + Left Arrow
  •  Winkey + Ctrl + Right Arrow

Have an overview for all virtual desktops.

  • Winkey + Tab Display the “Task View”
  •  Use the Arrow keys to toggle through desktops
  •  When you hit Enter you jump to a selected desktop.

Windows keyboard shortcut keys for the Web browser 

I am sure you have used a web browser as long as you had a computer. Do you know that even for the web browser you can use keyboard shortcuts?

Would you love to take full advantage of the keyboard shortcut keys for your web browser navigation?  Below are a few web browser shortcuts all work in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and of course Google Chrome.  

  • Alt + D = puts the cursor into the browser’s address bar. 
  • Ctrl W, or Ctrl + T= will close or open a new browser tab.
  • Ctrl + Shift + T= will reopen the last browser tab you have closed. This is neat as sometimes we hit  Ctrl + W far too quickly.
  • Ctrl + Plus sign, or Ctrl + Minus sign = you can zoom in and out on a web page. If you want to reset the zoom level use  Ctrl + 0.
  • Ctrl + Tab, or Ctrl Shift + Tab = you can toggle to the next web browser tab from right to left or from left to right. 
  • Alt + Right Arrow, or Alt + Left Arrow= easy to browse through recently visited websites forward or backwards.  Those keyboard shortcut keys perform the same function as a browser Forward and Back buttons. 

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Windows keyboard shortcut keys for shutting down and  locking up 

At least not last the two important keyboard shortcuts for locking up and shutting down your PC. It is like you leave the home you close the door and lock up.

  • Winkey + L.  Immediate lock up from your PC.
  • Ctrl Shift + Esc. Opens the Task Manager to monitor apps or forcibly shut down any frozen programs.
  • Alt + F4. Closing an active app. If you use this keyboard shortcut key it will “Shut Down Windows” prompt.

I hope this helps you as much as it helped me to actually customize myself with some of the keyboard shortcut keys. It is a great advantage knowing some of the useful keyboard shortcuts and using them in your daily work or online surfing.

I have increased my efficiency by around 35%. When I use the Software program where I can not use the right click of the mouse due to security measures. 

Do you have experience with Keyboard shortcut keys Windows, Mac or Linus than please let us know which one is your favourite keyboard shortcut key and what is your experience? Tell us how long it took you to learn them and did you get the hang of it for all day use or did you memorize them. 

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