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Everyone that runs a business especially those that run a business online needs make sure they’re making a mark in the business world in order to set this up apart from your competitors. One exceptionally smart way to do this is for business gifts. I bet you would find it hard to find someone who does not like getting a gift. Getting a gift make someone feel special and as though you have been thinking of them and appreciate them. If you take the time to make people feel special it can do great things for you and your business. This applies both to the people that work for your business as well as your customers. The thing to remember when you’re giving gifts is that you what your business with that in a positive light and not a negative light so there are many different things to consider.

The first thing that you need to consider when you’re looking into buying business related gifts is that you’re going to want to purchase gifts that the recipients are going to enjoy getting. You need to make sure that your gifts are worthy of giving. You definitely need to take this into consideration especially if you happen to have a budget for your gift buying. You also want to make sure that you diversify the gifts that you get to give out as you do not want someone to be excited about the gift that you sent them only to find out that 10 other people got the exact same thing.

If you happen to be running on a budget when it comes to your gifts purchasing ability and should always that remember that even a small gesture can be treasured. You could look into purchasing thank you notes or cards to send out during holidays. This will also help you to keep the focus on a person and not the actual guest. Everyone enjoys it knowledge meant every down again so handwritten notes will go over well.

No matter what type of budget that you have it is very possible to be able to send out some type of gift to those that work for you as well as those that make purchases from you. What better way to be able to make a mark in the business world than by letting people know that you appreciate them and the work that they do for you as well as the business and revenue that they helped create for you.

No matter what type of Internet business you happen to be running the goal of all business owners is of course to make a profit and to keep increasing the profits that you business makes. There are many ways in which someone can increase the profits that they’re making with their Internet business.

One of the first things that you can do in order to increase the profits of your business is start offering discounts and special offers to your customers. This is a fantastic way to get people excited about making a purchase from your website. Offering free shipping is one option that you can offer your customers in order to get them excited about wanting to make a purchase from your website.

Creating a newsletter is another way in which you can increase the profits of your business. This can be done in a couple of different ways. For one you’ll be providing your customers with relevant information concerning the niche that your website covers which will help you become known as an expert in your niche. This will help people learn to trust you which will make them much more likely to make a purchase with you. Additionally you can offer advertising space in a newsletter which can also bring in profits to your business.

Issuing press releases is another way in which you can increase the profits of your business. Getting as much exposure as you can for the products and services that you offer is going to dramatically increase the chances of people want them to purchase them from you and there’s no better way to do that than with the press release. This will allow people to learn more about the products or services that you have to offer and will help them get excited about purchasing them.

This is just the start of the things that you can do in order to increase the profits of your internet business. Persistence is the key here as you’ll need to stick with whenever you choose for a while in order to see a successful rise in your profits.

We’ve all heard of it, it sounds great! Blog a little every day and earn money from it while you do it. Don’t give up your day job just yet as there are a few things you will need to accomplish first. So where is it that one should start?

Before you begin to blog and this might sound painstakingly obvious but you need to know what you are going to blog about. Sounds simple enough but this very crucial and often ignored point leaves blogs somewhat empty and very dry in terms of value they will present. Blog about something you love, something you have a passion for. Think of the long term goal of the blog, will you be able to provide reviews on topics related to your blog. Will you be able to give your opinion as your subject evolves in the real world? Do you have expertise that can backup claims and opinions that you have? Think about what you love talking about to friends and family. Have they ever commented that you sound like an expert? If so that’s what you should be blogging about.  Don’t just follow the money and pick a market that has the highest advertising budget. After a few posts you will feel drained from all the research you have to do on that topic. It’s a good idea to write three or four articles before you start, make them engaging and read them again a few days later. Did you find what you said interesting or that it would benefit someone. If you want to earn money from bloggingblog straight from the heart!

Once you’ve decided on what you are going to blog about, where do you start to get yourself published on the internet. There are free blogging websites on the internet where you will be able to find a home The most popular platform choices are WordPress and blogger.

WordPress Vs Blogger

Blogger is a free platform. Simply sign up, follow the easy to use control panel and get your first post onto the World Wide Web.  Your blog will be found off a sub domain from the main blogger domain (mynewgreatblog.blogger.com). You can of course purchase a domain and point your domain to your sub domain.  One of the biggest disadvantages and where a WordPress self hosted solution has its advantage is that you can’t customise too much. You are limited to what you are given. A self hosted WordPress blog can see you adding themes, plug-ins and being able to do pretty much whatever you want. Not all plug-ins are free but if you are buying you will be buying quality. Not saying free WordPress templates are hard to come by, even this website is a free template (see footer for website link for more great templates like this) The downside would be that you would have to pay a monthly subscription to host your website but if you are new to the webmaster world it would be advisable to get a webhost that has cPanel with Fantastico as an added feature. You will then be able to install WordPress with the click of a button and any updates that follow will be in the same manner.

The choice would be up to you and there’s no real winner when it comes to WordPress Vs blogger as both are very successful in their own right. It’s basically down to what your preference is. If you want something basic go with blogger. Want to get your hands a little dirty and have more customisation go for WordPress.

Getting traffic to your blog

Another important point is getting people to read your blog. Start by notifying all your friends and family. If they are interested hopefully they will social bookmark you by becoming a fan of your Facebook page or following you on twitter. Make sure you setup social tools for your blog. That way you can send out Tweets or Facebook notifications every time you add a new blog post.  Start by reading other blogs in the same interest as you. Engage in conversation on their blogs and ensure that you put your URL in when you leave a comment. Don’t just say visit my website. Rather add something of benefit as then you will get quality readers and not one time passers-by. You can spend a lifetime trying to chase passers-by just because it looks good on your visitor stats but they won’t leave comments or add any opinion to your site.  So in this case go for gold!

Making money from blogging

Ah, the reason you started in the first place! How to make money with your blog? Blogs these days are covered in advertising. From affiliate programs to pay per click programs. I would suggest using both but use them where it counts. If you are doing a review on a certain product and you know can get commission sale for every sale you can generate, definitely add your affiliate link. Google Adsense is one of the best networks for generating cash online. You can embed their code into your article therefore getting more targeted advertising. All you have to do is sign up for an account, wait for them to come and inspect your website and voila, you are earning from your blog! Sounds simple but make sure that your blog doesn’t just look like a big overkilled advertisement. Google will want to know that you really are there to blog about that subject and that you are offering quality. If you love what you are blog about then it will come across like you do.

Quidax, an African cryptocurrency startup has partnered with Flutterwave, a payments processor to enable users to easily fund their wallets via an app owned by Flutterwave.

Quidax, an African focused cryptocurrency startup has partnered with Flutterwave to enable users of Flutterwave’s GetBarter fund to easily fund their Quidax wallet easily. As part of the partnership, Quidax will give 2,000 naira to new and existing users of GetBarter who use the “pay with barter” option when funding their Quidax wallet with a minimum of N5,000 from 19th March to 15th April, 2019.

According to Wole Ayodele, Head of Business Development at Quidax, this partnership is very exciting for both organizations as it combines Flutterwave’s GetBarter – which makes it easy for people to manage their finances and make payments – as well as Quidax’s seamless cryptocurrency exchange. “Our goal is to simplify access to cryptocurrency in Africa and this partnership helps achieves that,” he went on to say.

When asked why it was important to simplify access to cryptocurrency, Mr. Ayodele stated that the time is here to push for a flatter world with finance. He added that adoption of cryptocurrency has multiplier effects for businesses and the GDP of countries, bitcoin is just the beginning.

In February, JP Morgan, one of the 10 biggest banks in the world launched its own cryptocurrency, the JPM coin, which is designed for business-to-business money movement flows. JP Morgan had stated that they were running a pilot which would include a total of 27 million accounts.

Also in February, the New York Times revealed that Facebook and Telegram are working on launching new cryptocurrencies that would enable people to send money to contacts on their messaging systems.

Quidax is a cryptocurrecy startup that provides a seamless platform for users to send, receive, buy and sell cryptocurrency using their local currencies.

Founded in 2016, Flutterwave is a global payments solutions platform for companies all over the world to accept payments from customers on the African continent and abroad. It allows clients to access their APIs and work with Flutterwave developers to customize payments applications.

Cape Town has most job opportunities and Western Cape has highest paying jobs – Jobs Search Engine

Jobs search engine Adzuna has found that Cape Town is the city with the most job opportunities, with 14 023 jobs advertised on the site in January 2018. The finding is based on an analysis of 140 000 vacancies advertised over this period.

Cape Town was also found to be the city with the highest average salary, and the Western Cape topped the tables as the province with the highest average salary of R385 401.

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer said: “StatsSA data has consistently shown us that the Western Cape leads the pack in terms of job creation. Even though it measures a short period, this Adzuna data shows that we’re also leading the pack in terms of job opportunities and salaries.”

StatsSA 3rd quarter data for 2018 indicated that employment in the City of Cape Town grew by 3.9% year on year. More importantly, however, the number of unemployed declined by 38 000 over the same period.

According to Adzuna, the sectors advertising the most amount of jobs across the country were IT, consultancy, technology, engineering and accounting and finance.

“The Western Cape government has focused on growing tech skills and opportunities in the province as we want to position ourselves as a global tech hub. Last year, the Endeavour Insights report revealed that the Cape entrepreneurial tech sector is significantly more productive than other African cities, employing more than double the people of Lagos and Nairobi combined, with 450-550 entrepreneurial companies employing between 40,000 to 50,000 people,” Minister Schäfer said.

The Western Cape is also home to a fast-growing financial services sector, which now employs nearly half a million people.

“Data for the third quarter from StatsSA’s quarterly labour force survey indicated that the financial services sector grew by 32 000 jobs or 7.6% year on year,” Minister Schäfer said.

“Cape Town was also named the top financial centre in sub-Saharan Africa, overtaking Jhb in the Global Financial Centres Index last year. It was the first time Cape Town has been named in the report, and was 2018’s highest new global entry, entering the global list at number 38,” Minister Schäfer said.

“As the Western Cape Government, our number one goal has been to create an environment conducive to investment and job creation. Data like this, which shows that opportunities are being created, is proof that our hard work, to attract investment and grow the economy through strategies like Project Khulisa, is paying off.”

Enqueries:
Bianca Capazorio
Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 072 372 7044
Email: bianca.capazorio@westerncape.gov.za

Misleading audio clip not the product of CoGTA

It has come to the attention of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) MEC Fikile Xasa that there is an audio clip being circulated in the social media platforms about job opportunities offered by the department to unemployed graduates in various municipalities of the Province

MEC Xasa said that he is not aware of the contents of the audio clip as well as the person making the announcement. He added that the department is not on a recruitment drive of unemployed graduates.

“CoGTA does not advertise job opportunities via audio clips and this has come as a surprise to all of us in the department. Whoever is behind this audio clip is not doing it on our behalf rather for his own selfish interests. This not our product hence we reject and disown it forthwith,” said MEC Xasa.

He added that his department advertises job opportunities through the appropriate media platforms using its official brand identity with contactable and identifiable officials of the department.

“We encourage members of the public to always exercise vigilance so as not to be taken for a ride by nameless and faceless people promising them job opportunities, said MEC Xasa.

Enquires:
Mamnkeli Ngam
Cell: 071 685 7981

NYDA welcomes decision to scrap experience for entry-level jobs

The 3rd National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) board placed as part of the strategy the removal of experience as an entry level requirement and it has championed this call in all platforms including the recently held Jobs Summit.

We are encouraged that President Cyril Ramaphosa accepted our argument with positivity and he indicated this when he addressed young people on June 16 Youth Day, “There are many graduates, who have completed university degrees, who are still unemployed. On this Youth Day, we call on all companies – both in the public and private sector – to make a deliberate effort to seek out unemployed graduates and employ them.”

He subsequently presented this to Parliament and we are happy to see the pronouncement by the Minister of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).

The NYDA therefore welcomes the pronouncement by the Minister of DPSA, Ms. Ayanda Dlodlo to scrap off experience from 2019 on all entry-level jobs in government. Minister further declared the introduction of a new Z83 form for application of vacancies.

In response to the new Z83 form, the NYDA encourages young people to visit our branches across the country to access free Wi-Fi and internet services to apply for available vacancies.

According to Mtsweni, “The NYDA has been at the centre of this discourse through lobby and advocacy. Even during the much-anticipated Jobs Summit, we remained steadfast that the only practical way to reduce the high youth unemployment rate in the immediate is scrapping of experience for all entry-level jobs.”

“South Africa’s youth should be rest assured that the NYDA remains their hope and will drive their agenda for socio-economic emancipation to its logical conclusion,” added Mtsweni.

Media enquiries:
Lerato Gambu
Cell: 064 860 0716

A nice and easy way of making money online is by selling photos. These days’ digital cameras are cheap enough to buy and if you have a computer it makes your work even easier. All you have to do is plug your camera in and copy your photos over to your hard drive.

There are a number of ideas you could use for earning money online by selling photos. There are a number of stock websites that allow you to sell photos but always read through your terms and conditions to find out what type of rights you are giving away. As some might not allow you to sell to other websites while some options, but you will receive less money will allow you to sell to multiple sites. Stock websites often sell photos to webmasters and newspapers that are always on the lookout for photos to compliment their articles or stories. Even stories that wouldn’t normally warrant a photo gets a photo. If a story was being done on a local arrest of a youth a close up picture of hands in cuffs could suit that article quite well. Even when stocks and shares are discussed rarely can you find a picture that would suit but by simply having a photo of a man throwing money in the air or someone trying to steal his money away in a comical way can make the article or story much more readable and identifiable?

If a story was being done of house burglary and you had a photo of a thief pointing at you like Uncle Sam it would compliment a guideline article of what not to do when you are away for the holidays.

There are literally thousands upon thousands of stories and articles published every day and a large percentage of them need to have pictures, so if you can get photos taken of uncommon practices you might find your photos are under constant demand and find you are able to make some extra cash just by doing it online.

Where to sell your photo’s

fotolia.com

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