Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

 

Does not it feel wonderful and causes you to smile when you’re acknowledged for an accomplishment? When someone is really kind to you without any intention of reciprocation? I recently discovered how wonderful that feeling is.

When eVision Media won an Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award at the end of November, my Facebook feed was inundated with hundreds of likes, congratulations and well wishes. It truly was overwhelming to be the receiver of such incredible heart-felt wishes!

Being on the receiving end of such attention is not only flattering but also have me deeply touched that so many people thought kindly of my team and I. So much so that it has me ponder my own actions, or inactions as the case may be, on social media. Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

How many times did I scroll past someone sharing their good news … too busy to pause long enough to congratulate them?

How many times did I just hit the “like” button and move on after someone posted a huge victory of their own?

Too many times.

So many that I have a decision on Social Media too. Now I make a conscious effort to pause a little message of kindness on my social media channels. Whether it’s a quick “Congratulations!” Or a response to a question I’ve received over the years. Will you join me?

Here’s 6 Ways You Can Pay It Forward on Social Media

1. When you see someone sharing good news, do not just hit the “Like” button, go that extra mile and leave a comment about how happy you are for them. It’s ok that you do not know this person personally, it’s social media where your connection is all that’s needed to pay a little kindness forward.

This simple gesture can make a big difference in the other person’s life. You have no idea what you are going through and your message of kindness could make their day. Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

2. When someone retweets or shares your content to their followers, send them a message of thanks.

Your acknowledgment will go a long way in their eyes, and they will remember how kind you are to them and will encourage them to continue their acts of sharing kindness. 3. Retweet and share great content of others and be sure to give them credit for posting such great stuff.

This kind of acknowledgment could be all that’s needed to give them the confidence they need to keep creating good stuff.

4. Participate in contests that you really wish to be a part of. A lot of thought and planning goes into setting up a contest so show your appreciation for the opportunity to win something and submit your entry.

Imagine if you are holding a contest and how much excitement you will feel when you see so many people participating. Share that gift of excitement to others.

5. Tell someone you appreciate them. It does not have to have any strings attached … just let them know how much you admire them and appreciate being connected with them on Social Media and why.

Would not it be great to receive such an unprovoked message? You can make someone else feel great too – how cool is that!

6. When you see someone is struggling or has asked a question you can answer, help.

Sharing your expertise with others is a wonderful way to pay it forward and help someone else out at the same time.

By making a conscious effort in performing these acts of kindness on social media, you will not only help make the world a better place (after all, does not the world need more kindness in it?) But you will also see a positive shift both personally and professionally in your own life.

There are plenty of other ways you can pay it and share kindness with others on social media. Help me grow this list by posting in the comments section below your own ideas. And do not forget to implement them!

5 Knowing Tricks This is the Best Digital Marketing Agency

 

Choosing a digital marketing agency for your business should not be difficult.

A reputable agent will give you a personalized and hard-earned experience.

Here are 5 ways to know that you will get both:

You have done your research
The fact that you are reading this says that you are looking for a digital marketing agency and you have a good handle for your own needs.

Whether you are looking specifically for companies that specialize in SEO, or you need a blog for your website, narrowing down what you need will help you in the search and budgeting process.

If you do not get a piece of digital marketing cake, you will lose business on the competition every day. Having someone to help you strategize and fulfill your marketing goals is a good first step to getting your profits on an upward trend.

You Got a Budget
Digital marketing is not free, but there are many free services and tools to start pointing you in the right direction and help you better understand your weak web presence.

Statistics: Local digital ad spending growth in the United States from 2001 to 2016 | Statista
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This statistic shows how all shopping places have been done in digital advertising over the past 15 years. After a significant decline in 2010, the numbers have been rising again.

Digital marketing users learn how to get the most out of their advertising dollars. Being choosy choosing an agent will only help you stay on the budget and get the specific results you want.

You’ve looked around
Research is not just about knowing your own market, it’s about knowing which digital marketing agency will work best for your business.

Of course there is no shortage of agencies out there who are ready to sell you many services you do not need. Create a list of questions to help you narrow your search such as:

What is my specific goal in digital marketing?
What kind of marketing is best for serving my target clients?
What have I tried before that have not worked yet?
Once you know the specifics, it’s time to ask some questions about the company that made a short list for your questions.

The Digital Marketing Agency Potential Checklist

Does this company have a good reputation and do they follow best SEO practices and Google webmaster guidelines?
Can I buy this company?
If I do not like the service, am I stuck on a long-term contract?
You Can Stand
You know who you are, what your business needs are, and your budget is set. The last thing you need to do now is a false promise by a company that can not provide it.

Ask potential marketing agents to prove past successful campaigns and do not be influenced by sales tactics that you know are not relevant to your business.

However …

Do not be Afraid to Take Risks
Listen to professional advice. Do not just say that you need a particular service. Ask questions and understand that all forms of marketing are accompanied by a number of risks.

What is Entrepreneurship Like

What is Entrepreneurship Like

In discussing entrepreneurship and writing articles on the subject, I have found that it aids understanding when we begin by agreeing on exactly what the word means to us.
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Entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity, and pursuing it regardless of the resources currently controlled. The American Heritage Dictionary defines an entrepreneur to be a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for business ventures.”

These are rather abstract concepts for a person just beginning to consider whether they ought to start a business rather than take a job, or leave a secure job for a chance at greater self-fulfillment. Let us try to refine our understanding of entrepreneurship by asking some more specific questions.

Is everyone who runs a business an entrepreneur? Many would not consider the newspaper carrier, shoeshine person, and grass cutter entrepreneurs, though these are often the youthful pursuits of those with an entrepreneurial bent.

Does it matter whether the business is merely part-time? Whereas some part-time activities are basically hobbies, or undertaken to supplement income, some entrepreneurial ventures can be tested in the marketplace on a part-time basis.

The path to an entrepreneurial venture might begin by earning a salary in the business one expects to enter, while learning more about it, and waiting for the opportune time to go out on one’s own. This time can be used to develop a support network, professional and personal, and generating ideas to bounce off people whose opinion one respects.

At what scope does self-employment become a venture? The primary objective of many self-employed people is merely to employ themselves (and others if necessary) at a moderate to good salary; some are even willing to eke out a living to do what they enjoy. This approach is often referred to as a lifestyle business, and is generally accompanied by little, if any, plan for growth.

These questions are intended, not to develop a precise definition of entrepreneurship, but to help us understand our attitude toward its many forms of expression. We may each answer these questions differently, yet all answer appropriately within our own frame of reference.

Entrepreneurship is more an attitude than a skill or a profession. Some of us may prefer a corporate or public service career path, but many would choose an entrepreneurial opportunity that feels right.

Would you consider a person who inherits a business an entrepreneur? From the point of inheritance on, it is their own money and financial security at risk. They could possibly sell the business, invest the proceeds in blue-chip stocks, and live off dividends. Some might consider managing a personal stock portfolio for a living as an entrepreneurial venture.

Would a person who inherited a small or marginal business, then took it to new dimensions be considered an entrepreneur? The inheritor could have tried merely to keep it going, or even to pace the business decline to just carry them to retirement. In a family-held business, long-term success is often a central goal.

Are franchise owners entrepreneurs? Many feel that, for those who have access to the large up-front investment, franchises are sure things. For many, operating a franchise is similar to investing in blue chips, a relatively sure thing with generally unexciting returns.

Flower artist Makoto Azuma’s stunning arrangements

Flower artist Makoto Azuma’s stunning arrangements

In this season of shorter days and longer nights we probably need the sight of flowers more than ever. Perfect timing for Ben Tracy’s “Postcard From Tokyo”:

The mornings begin shrouded in fog and surrounded by color. Yellow, red, pink … a forest of flowers begins to grow.

The Tokyo floral studio of Makoto Azuma looks more like a laboratory, and his team more like a Japanese rock band. Azuma barely speaks as he works. His focus is unbroken, as his fingers perfect each petal until his creation is complete.

Tracy asked, “When you look at a flower, what do you see?”

From Makoto Azuma’s Bottle Flower Collection. MAKOTO AZUMA
“I see flowers as symbolizing life,” he replied. “When a flower is cut and removed from the soil, it begins a new life.”

So nearly nothing is left on the cutting room floor. Trash becomes treasure locked inside a bottle.

“I can put flowers inside a vase but they would look nothing like what you do,” Tracy said. “Where does the inspiration come from?”

“The flowers themselves are my inspiration” Azuma said. “It tells me how to make it look more beautiful.”

And he’s always looking for interesting locations to plant his work — captured with stunning photography.

Azuma’s talents have also been on display at fashion houses such as Fendi and Hermes, and even lined the runway at fashion shows.

To watch Makoto Azuma’s “Burning Flowers” installation click on the video player below.

 

Burning Flowers by AMKK000 on YouTube
And while you’ve probably already realized that he’s not your average florist, Makoto Azuma destroys any preconceived notions of what that word even means.

Flowers in ice. MAKOTO AZUMA
He and his team have created elaborate videos of their larger-than-life botanical adventures.

They’ve planted a bonsai tree in the middle of a blizzard, and frozen flowers inside giant blocks of ice.

They’ve sailed a floral armada out onto the open ocean, and sunk a giant arrangement down to the bottom of the sea.

And then there was the time a bouquet boldly went where no bouquet has gone before — into space.

Left: Makoto Azuma’s “Sephirothic Flower: Diving Into The Unknown,” photographed at the bottom of the sea. Right: The artist’s “Exobiotanica2: Botanical Space Flight,” launched above Earth. MAKOTO AZUMA
Tracy asked, “Does that bring attention and therefore you sell more flowers? Or is there something you are trying to communicate?”

“I like to push the envelope” Azuma said. “An arrangement of flowers on a table is nice, but I want to find new ways flowers can move people.”

It’s also part of his near-obsession with the science behind how flowers live, and how they die.

Inside a room at his studio he conducts detailed experiments, documenting how much water different types of flowers need under various conditions, and how long they survive. He says that informs how he makes the most of a flower’s 10-day lifespan.

Online and Offline Passive Income Streams

The Facts Guiding Passive Income Streams

The passive income stream is but one which is required to spend on the start, after which you keep it run without any extra input, while still keeping a regular flow of cash. You may create passive income streams both online and offline. Offline passive income streams involve apartment rentals, stocks and bonds, and royalties. Online passive income streams involve creating internet sites, affiliate marketing, operating a blog and regular membership websites. The explanations why the online strategy of generating revenue, rather than offline methods will create better passive income streams.

Online Passive Income Streams Require Much Less Start Up Cash

Normally, to make online passive income streams will not demand a large startup amount, while to create offline passive income streams will most likely require a substantial amount of money to be used at the start. For instance, if you work with leasing houses as your offline approach, you will require the original pay out to acquire houses in the beginning. In contrast, when you are building websites, this can be done with virtually no expenditure in any way.

Online Passive Income Streams Will Allow You To Get Excellent Marketing Capabilities

The online approach will help you build a skill you enjoy, like blogging or website creation, which can be quite satisfying. It will give you an opportunity to go out into essentially anything. We all prefer to accomplish something we appreciate, but are efficient at, and you can even be generating the heck loads from your pastime using online strategies. If you like food preparation, employ a selection of video clips in which you show people how you would create your perfect recipes. When you are into fashion, create an e-book or perhaps content articles which will demonstrate your expertise in designing or styling. There are indeed many circumstances when they are online.

Online Passive Income Streams Let You Perform Business From Anywhere You Are

The online passive income streams can be developed from the comfort of your own house. A laptop along with an internet connection and you should be on the go. Creating offline passive income streams not necessarily a computer along with an online connection.

With Online Passive Income Streams You Could Develop Different Ventures In A Short Time

After you have perfected one particular online business approach and are taking advantage of a passive income stream from it, it is extremely easy to copy the process. The upswing and duplicate procedure is not simple in offline businesses. You do not even need to stick to one particular market, you can enter into whatever you desire. It’s just about getting the perfect marketing capabilities. The moment that is conquered you can master any kind of online market you prefer!

Through the entire post I have differentiated between online and offline approaches and have an internet business that is not so good is dedicated losing. Any offline technique which chooses to disregard the internet is offering its competitors a portion of the market.

But if you’re going to start a business, an online business can be a great starting point. You have no workers to pay, no rent, faster revenue and minor start up cash.

Finding a car to connect a son with his father, a fallen soldier

Finding a car to connect a son with his father, a fallen soldier

MOORE, Texas – Even in the United States, Justin Rozier has been thinking lately about a car. Specifically, he told his mom, Jessica, he would love to have a car – any car – that his dad once owned.

“I mean, it could have been a 1974 Dodge Astro – I do not even know if it’s a car – but it’s got to have anything and he would have said, ‘Yes,'” Jessica said.

Why? “I know that he wishes his dad was here,” Jessica answered.

Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier and his son, Justin Rozier. CBS NEWS
In 2003, Justin’s dad, Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier, died in Iraq. Justin was nine months old. Today, he cherishes anything that used to belong to his dad – which is why he thought it would be so cool to have his car.

“I do not know, just knowing that he has it – it’s a whole lot different than just any other thing,” Justin said.

Unfortunately, after Jon died, Jessica had to sell the car – a ’99 Toyota Celica convertible. Finding it again would be nearly impossible, but Jessica said she had to at least try.

A 1999 Toyota Celica covertible. CBS NEWS
“I feel like this is something connecting him,” Jessica said.

But this is a needle in a haystack.

“Well, I’ve seen magical things happen on Facebook,” Jessica said.

So she turned to Facebook – posted the old VIN with a note asking for help. And somehow that message made it all the way to Pleasant Grove, Utah – where the local residents not only found the car, but decided to go a step further.

“We decided, let’s see if we can buy the car,” said Kyle Fox. “So I’m always trying to do something like that to serve.”

Now, I’m not saying Kyle is a saint, but a butterfly did land on him in the middle of our interview – and stayed there for half an hour.

Kyle Fox runs a non-profit called “Follow the Flag.” CBS NEWS
“Now I do not even know where I was,” Kyle said, distracted.

Anyway, Kyle, who runs a nonprofit called Following Flag, got donations to purchase the car, and then assembled a team volunteer mechanics to fix it like new – all unbeknownst to Justin until last month, when Kyle drove the car from Utah to surprise Justin for his 15th birthday.

I can not tell you what this meant to Justin. I mean, I really can not. He tried to explain it to me, but when he opened his mouth no words fell out.

Justin Rozier in the ’99 Toyota Celica that once belonged to his father – a fallen soldier. CBS NEWS
“It’s a link to the past for him.” It’s a big thing for me too, so I just need to say that, “Justin said.

Obviously, this was never about a car. No, this is about trying to remember what you can know about the country so grateful and kind you can not imagine.

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Long-Term Storage

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Long-Term Storage

Putting a car into long-term storage in Palo Alto can cause problems if you don’t prepare it correctly. Your car was designed to be driven, and letting it sit idle for months at a time can easily cause it to break down. Follow these steps to make sure your car is in top condition when you take it out of storage.

Change the Fluids

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Long-Term Storage

Change the oil, brake fluid, and coolant just before putting your car into storage. Fill up your gas tank with a high-quality gasoline. These fresh fluids help keep your car lubricated and prevent corrosion. If you’re going to store your car for a long period of time, use a fuel stabilizer to prevent the gas from deteriorating.

Disconnect the Battery

Your battery will gradually lose power over time if you’re not driving your car. Disconnecting it is an easy way to prevent this from happening. Or, if your storage unit has electricity, you can hook your battery up to a trickle charger that will supply it with just enough energy to stay charged.

Prop Up Your Tires How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Long-Term Storage

Storing your car for months at a time in the same position puts quite a bit of strain on your tires. Inflate your tires to their recommended pressure or a little bit higher before storing your car. If possible, drive your vehicle at least once every 1-2 weeks to more evenly distribute the pressure. If you can’t get out to drive your car, prop it up on jacks or remove the tires altogether.

Clean Your CarHow to Prepare Your Vehicle for Long-Term Storage

When dirt collects in yo ur car, it makes it break down faster. It also attracts rodents and insects that can further damage your vehicle. Clean your car thoroughly inside and out before putting it into storage in Palo Alto, and use a cover when it’s inside the unit to keep out the dust and pests.

Increase Office Productivity and Protect Your Data! How to Care for Business with Signal Blocker.

Increase Office Productivity and Protect Your Data! How to Care for Business with Signal Blocker.

Hacking is one of the biggest threats to business security – and integrity – today.

With 67% of businesses surveyed saying they have been the victims of cyber crime, it is not something you can ignore.

In addition to hacking, employee negligence and unintentional Internet exposure is the second most common form of security breach.

So what can you do?

Getting a signal blocker is one of the best ways to protect your company. Not only does it protect your data, it also increases employee productivity.

Not sure where to start? We are here to help.

Understanding the Method
There are many ways to get your network at risk. After all, the hacker has been a designer for years and can continue to find new ways to steal your data. You have to follow them.

It’s important for you to understand their methods when considering signal blockers.

Types of General Attacks
The attack is blind

A very common method, it works like how it sounds. Hackers use “brute force” to break into your network.

Your WiFi is equipped with WiFi protected set up (WPS). WPS has an 8-byte pin. All the hacker needs is a few hours and a few thousand guesses come in.

WiFi is common

The type of “Man in the Middle” attack is more common in people traveling and using public WiFi.

In this attack, the hacker monitors your communications and activities while you’re on the go. Finally, they can even intercept and change the communication you receive.

Use the Signal Blocker for Security
Obviously, having internet access is as important as an office as a dedicated phone system. By creating a smart system, you can protect yourself and your data.

By limiting mobile access and blocking phone signals, you can lock your data. You guarantee there is limited and secure access and prevents hacking violations mentioned above.

Give Your Productivity a Boost
Another benefit to locking your signal? This will deal with one annoying problem: employees are wasting time on their phones.

With the advent of smart phones, there are more things our cells do apart from making and receiving calls. Very easily sucked in SMS, playing games, social media … the list goes on.

We do not want to limit the freedom of our employees but we need to make sure we do not pay them to play around. Blockers eliminate distractions and keep them focused.

Creative Advertising- Smartest To Choose For Instant Achievements

Creative Advertising- Smartest To Choose For Instant Achievements

 

All most all business and the people associate with them, have a secret dream to dominate market. It can be said that it has settled their place. There are various ways available to follow in order to reach at the destination. Following creative advertising process is something that will make a thrust for your business. Creative advertising can be seen everywhere. At billboards in any large center of the population or even on TV screens. Sometimes, some business personality go a step ahead while proliferating them in busses and trains where people are likely to see them in large numbers. In some cases, it’s hard to see what’s behind the busses. This is one of the single example of creative advertising which will grab the greatest attention along with satisfaction.
Always thinking out of box will surely make a chance to show your creativity and it will get a true value while people accepting it vastly. Professionals, those have years of experience in this sector, they do know the viewers of psychology and to make them satisfy, they use their creativity with high extend, as a result like ads get successful over others. Sometimes, there are a number of tricks being used to make those ads attractive. Such type of effects, that will be kind of blurred appearance that was difficult to read. It is genuinely a tough thing to do that creative adversities.

 

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