GivingTuesday Roundup: 15 Serial Entrepreneurs Juggling Multiple Businesses At A Time.

What Makes An Entrepreneur A Serial Entrepreneur?

You do not become a serial entrepreneur by creating an X or Y number of ventures. If you’ve started more than one venture taking more than normal financial risks, you’re a serial entrepreneur. It can be one after the other or simultaneously.

While a typical entrepreneur might start a company and stick with it until the end, a serial entrepreneur does the same but does not stop at a single startup or venture. They instead look to start something else after that – sometimes selling the existing company at the first opportunity and starting a new one using the obtained capital.

How they handle the different ventures depends and varies upon the individual and their ability to handle operations of entirely different businesses at the same time. They may or may run it individually by themselves or appoint someone to take care of the businesses’ operations – the latter frees them to focus on starting a new business – but serial entrepreneurs are always on the lookout to start new startups and businesses and that is what defines them as one.

Ash owns and runs a construction company and soon after, he uses the profits of this company to start an HVAC company that operates independently but also helps his construction company by providing heating and cooling equipment. After a few years, Ash looks to bring his idea of connecting freelancers and employers and launches an app. The app is a success and shortly afterwards, Ash sells the app company to another company. He is now looking to start a “budget-oriented” smartphone brand.

Ash had created three companies of which he still owns and runs two. But that is not what makes him a serial entrepreneur. It is the fact that Ash looks to start a new business and takes more than normal financial risks, even though he has no obligations to do so, is what makes him a good example of a serial entrepreneur.

Characteristics of Serial Entrepreneurs

Serial entrepreneurs stand out, be it personally or professionally. They love to take risks, are highly optimist, and have a long-term vision. Here are a few characteristics a serial entrepreneur possesses.

Risk Takers

Serial entrepreneurs are mega risk-takers. They face a larger risk of losing financially by starting multiple ventures. In some cases, existing projects might interfere with the new ones too.

Great Managers

Visionaries

Serial entrepreneurs can be seen as walking think tanks. They usually are at the bleeding edge of things, helping churn out successful ideas and projects one after the other. Serial entrepreneurs usually do not delve on the past but instead, look forward to what they can do in the coming future. They are constantly on the lookout for ways to start their new venture and ideas that might help them find the next new thing to work on.

Multi-Taskers

Most serial entrepreneurs are creative multi-taskers who can juggle between many different operations, projects and goals at the same time or in short notice. Apart from that, serial entrepreneurs have good discipline to not let their multitasking affect the state of affairs negatively. They look to get their ideas off the whiteboards and onto the real world and hence are willing to do everything that is required.

Team Players

Many serial entrepreneurs work solo or in tandem with one other person. But, in general, end they all are good at bringing together and managing people (if not at the beginning, they become good leaders soon after). You cannot grow multiple businesses if you are not able to lead and manage yourself as well as a group of people. Serial entrepreneurs can effectively find, lead and assign the right roles to right people in every new venture that they create. Not doing so directly means the downfall of the company that they built.

Disinterested In Making Money

Serial entrepreneurs tend to focus more on developing newer ideas and bringing it to fruition rather than on the monetary goals. While financial success is necessary for any company, serial entrepreneurs do not make it their main goal. Instead, they are more interested in putting together a working team and make their ideas and projects come to life. Serial entrepreneurs are driven by the thrill induced by starting new businesses and making it work.

Richard Branson

This is the man behind the Virgin brand, which has more than 400 businesses operating under its umbrella. Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson started his solopreneur journey at the age of 16 – by starting a magazine called Student. He then founded a mail-order record business and then a chain of record stores that bloomed during the 80s. Richard went on to set up his own airline and a music record label going under the brand name ‘Virgin’.

Serial entrepreneurs have something in their genes. Warren Buffett was no different than an ordinary 11-year-old except that he purchased his first stock at this very age. Also known as the ‘Oracle of Omaha’, he is one of the most successful investors as well as one of the richest in the world. Buffett has been managing more than 60 companies under his main organization Berkeley Hathaway, which includes Geico, Dairy Queen, and Duracell to name a few.

Create firm structures to maintain focus.

I have always been a bit of a do-it-yourself person. I found it really difficult to employ a manager in my business, and so I found it hard to start a new business. I always wanted to be in control. However, one of the inevitable lessons every serial entrepreneur must learn is how to delegate.

Delegation is the number one strategy for success in serial entrepreneurship. Find people you trust, or learn to trust the people you have. Find people with similar values and drive, and give them a chance to flounder and learn.

You need to create systems that allow you time to develop new ideas and implementation strategies. It often means that a chunk of your profits go into salaries, but if serial entrepreneurship and building an empire is what you really want to do, then it’s a sacrifice you have to be willing to make.

Source:

https://www.feedough.com/what-is-serial-entrepreneur/
https://www.designmantic.com/blog/15-serial-entrepreneurs/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/309945

20 Online Gold Mines for Finding Freelance Writing Jobs

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36 Beginner-Friendly Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (2022)

If you’re a copywriter, blogger, or any type of freelance writer who wants to earn a full-time or part-time income doing what you love, this definitive, A-to-Z guide will help you do just that.

1. Create a Writing Portfolio That Kicks Butt

Further Reading: How to Create a Writing Portfolio That’ll Wow Potential Clients walks you through everything you need to craft an online portfolio of your work, from portfolio sites like Contently to using your own blog. It also offers tips for building a list of writing samples if your portfolio is a bit sparse.

2. Supercharge Your Writing Skills

3. Ask for Testimonials

Did you ask the client to give you a testimonial? A few words declaring their undying love and/or satisfaction with your work (that you can use to help you land more writing clients)?

Most writers who do freelance work, either due to ignorance or fear, don’t ask for testimonials. Our own Jon Morrow says he’s only had a small handful of writers over the years ask him for a testimonial — even though he would’ve been perfectly happy to give one to them.

Karen offers everything I look for in a freelance writer: Her work is excellent, she finishes on time (if not ahead of schedule), and her attention to detail is wonderful. I enjoyed working with her so much that, as soon as her first article was completed, I asked her if she’d like to write for us again. I happily recommend her.

Note: You can count me among the poor, unfortunate souls who missed out on Jon’s generosity. Before becoming Smart Blogger’s Editor-in-Chief, I was a freelancer. I wrote five posts for Smart Blogger as a freelance writer, which means I passed on five opportunities for Jon to say nice things about me. Don’t repeat my mistakes — ask for testimonials at every opportunity.

4. Learn How to Craft a Killer Author Bio

5. Know How to Write a Pitch

The job seekers who are willing to do it have an edge. And the ones who are good at it — and I mean really freakin’ good at it — are never more than an email or two away from snagging a new writing job.

6. Learn the Legal Side of Freelancing

The Definitive Guide to Freelance Contracts, Invoices, & Taxes

The legalities can seem so scary and daunting that many freelance writers choose to stick their heads in the sand and ignore them — or, worse, give up on their freelancing dreams rather than have to deal with any of it.

So where should you look for online writing jobs?

1. Freelance Writers Den

A great resource for freelancers, this membership site is so much more than a job board. For $40/month, you get access to more than 300 hours of “bootcamps” that teach you how to make money as a freelance writer and hundreds of forums where you can get any question answered. Whether you want to listen to the expert guests on their podcast, access the 24/7 community of writers, or check out video and audio training materials, the Den has everything a freelancer needs to grow their career — all in one place. Plus, they have direct job referrals to quality writing gigs in the Den 2x program.

2. FlexJobs

One of the top job boards for freelance writing jobs and remote work, FlexJobs enables you to create a custom job search profile to meet your specific needs. Select your categories (there are several under “Writing”), your preferred work schedule, your experience level and more to hone down your search results to those that best fit the freelance writer job you’re looking for. You can also set alerts so you’re notified when new jobs matching your search criteria are posted.

3. SolidGigs

SolidGigs is part job board, part productivity tool. Why? Because their team literally saves you hours of scouring job boards. They hand-pick the best gigs from around the web and compile them into a weekly email, including remote opportunities.

It’s $21/month to subscribe, and they offer a free seven-day trial . Along with curated job opportunities, you’ll also get access to business training courses and hundreds of lessons on freelancing and interviews with successful freelancers.

4. Opportunities of the Week

Sonia Weiser’s bi-weekly newsletter has become a must-have for freelance writers. She gathers dozens of calls for pitches from Twitter and emails them to her community twice a week. She offers the service through Patreon, where she asks for a membership contribution of up to $10 (and also offers sponsorships for those who can’t afford it). If you can only make a one-time contribution, she provides an option for that, too.

5. Working In Content

A platform that’s still in its beta phase, Working In Content aims to connect organizations with passionate content professionals. As a bonus, it values diversity, equity and inclusion, and it encourages the employers it works with to do the same.

Whether you’re a UX writer or a content strategist, this site is a great option to find work in content design, marketing, management and more. It offers full-time and contract roles that are either remote or in cities like Seattle, New York City and San Francisco.

6. ProBlogger Job Board

Created by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, an authority site on blogging, the ProBlogger job board features part- and full-time, contract and freelance writer jobs across a wide variety of locations, industries and writing specialties.

Plus, given ProBlogger’s high profile in the blogosphere, it’s likely you can often find jobs posted by some big-time blogs and employers who have an idea what good writing is really worth. Besides content writing, it also lists a healthy dose of copywriting jobs.

7. Content Writing Jobs

This site content writing job board includes remote, freelance, contract and full-time jobs. To peruse these hand-picked writing opportunities, visit the site online, sign up for daily job alerts or subscribe to its paid newsletter that shares brand new openings once per week for $10/month.

8. Behance Creative Jobs

Behance allows you to upload your past projects to quickly create a visually-pleasing online portfolio, making it a great resource for writers without a website . It has its own job board which you can browse to find your next career move or freelance writing job!

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9. MediaBistro

Be sure to check out the freelance job board section of the site, as well, for a wide range of jobs for all experience levels from industries like TV, PR/marketing, magazine and book publishing and social media — a little something for everyone.

10. Morning Coffee Newsletter

With exclusive job opportunities as well as posts pulled from sites like Indeed and Craigslist, the job board consolidates a variety of gigs for everyone from newbie to seasoned freelancers. Save yourself the time of scouring numerous sites and let this newsletter bring the decent jobs right to your inbox.

11. Who Pays Writers?

Who Pays Writers? is a crowd-sourced list of publications that pay freelance writers — and it’s a gold mine. The list has hundreds of publications to explore; it not only shows you which publications are accepting submissions, it also tells you how much they pay per word.

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Hi I’m Elna and I’m a freelance writer and mom blogger. I help people just like you become a profitable freelance writer. Within 6 months of starting my freelance writing business from scratch I was able to earn a full-time living as a part-time freelance writer while taking care of my twin toddlers. Check out my free email course Get Paid to Write Online and learn the steps you need to take to be a freelance writer.

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Wow, Elna! Your article was highly informative with a touch of inspiring! I’ve wanted to try to get in on freelance writing, but have never really committed to the pursuit. I’m going to try out your ideas, and find myself some extra income while honing my verbal skills to a fine point. If you see this, is there any extra advice you have?Reply to Justus

Hi Justus, Thank you for your compliment! That’s great you want to try freelance writing! It’s a great side gig or for when you work from home! I hope these tips can help you land your first freelance writing job!Reply to Elna

Hello Elna, Good day. I am so happy to stumble into this post. I am one of your students in Ready Set Traffic and I just learned about freelance writing a month ago as I stumbled into a local mom group in my country. I got excited and thought of giving it a try to earn some money, while slowly growing my blog. I got my first client, but she only wants 2 articles per month, and the payment is low per article (40$), but I accepted thinking that it can help build my portfolio. But after writing, I felt that it was not worth it because it took me a very long time to finish the article because I was reading a lot of resources and included a lot of resources, too. Where can I find jobs that pay a bit higher? I would like to enroll in your writing course, but I can’t afford it at the moment. Hopefully, in the future, I can finally enroll.Reply to Julai

Hi Julai! Oh, I hope you enjoyed Ready Set Blog for Traffic over on my Twins Mommy blog! As for your question, in the beginning you might have to do a little work to inch your way to higher paying clients. A lot of it depends on your client and your writing skills. Typically though, starter rates are around $.10-.12/word. My course is called Write Your Way to Your First 800k https://writeto1k.com 🙂Reply to Elna

Hi! Thank you so much for this post! I have a question for you if you don’t mind. I am a college student and I have terrible anxiety, so I have been trying to find a way to make a nice income from home. Do you know if any of these sites (referring to number 6 with guest posts) allow complete beginners to submit articles and accept them? Do you know of any sites that let complete beginners guest post, have a good acceptance ratio, and pay well? I would really like to do this and make a good income, if possible. Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you! -ConorReply to Conor

Hi Conor, Thanks for taking the time to read my post on 20 ways to find freelance writing jobs. In theory yes if the complete beginner has some social profiles and perhaps a Medium profile. Some guest sites want to know you have written online content before and will ask for some sample work. Medium is a fine platform to link to. They also may ask for you to link your social profiles too. But not all guest posting sites are like this! So do your research and try! The #6 option you are referring to is not a paid option. There are paid options for sure but the free ones are quicker to get your writing up and published and it can help build your portfolio as a brand new freelance writer.Reply to Elna

Elna, Thank you so much for your reply! I’ve been watching some of your YouTube videos and I found one talking about sites that post jobs. Is it common to find job postings on this site that are friendly to complete beginners? Do you think that is the best way for a brand new freelance writer to start making a good income quickly?Reply to Conor

Hey Conor, thank you Elna for a wonderful post it has been most helpful. I am starting out as a freelance writer hopefully, I was and still am very introverted sometimes. I thought that this made me want to be a writer, so I could survive in seclusion but I am starting to see that it is much more than that! I have no authority speaking on writing especially on how to make money doing it but there is something I would love to share Do not do a job just because of your anxiety, never let fear be the deciding factor for anything in your life! Please try and find a way to deal with this first, there are so many proven methods, have a deeper look at your own religion, study martial arts or even start an improv class Don’t let this control youReply to Shawn

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https://smartblogger.com/freelance-writing-jobs/
https://thewritelife.com/find-freelance-writing-jobs/
https://elnacain.com/blog/20-ways-find-freelance-writing-jobs/

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New affiliate marketers can cash out monthly with CPATrend. Once you start increasing your conversions, this reputable CPA network will pay you out weekly or bi-weekly. CPATrend makes it convenient to receive your cash as they support Paypal, cheques, and Payoneer payments. Another beneficial aspect of CPATrend is that they offer 24/7 support!

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CPA Marketing: An Ultimate Guide to Generate and Maximize CPA sales (2022 Version)

To run a successful online brand, business owners like yourself rely on web traffic. But here’s the problem: web traffic is challenging enough to generate, and not every user converts. So, let’s introduce CPA marketing.

You may be wondering, “Is CPA marketing legit?”, let the statistics tell you. Thanks to affiliate marketing (what CPA marketing pretty much is), your customer revenue can skyrocket by 58%.
Are you intrigued by CPA marketing? Then you’ll want to know that more than 16% of all eCommerce orders in the US are due to affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to be an affiliate marketing genius to start a CPA marketing campaign. This article will reveal the top CPA marketing tools for a lucrative campaign and what CPA marketing can do for your business.

What are the benefits of CPA marketing?

Profitable

The primary benefit of CPA marketing as an affiliate is that it can be profitable, especially if the partnership between you and the advertiser is mutually beneficial and a good fit for both parties. For example, a beauty blogger forming a CPA marketing partnership with a makeup company would qualify as a viable partnership because their target audience and marketing focus are similar.

Ease of use

CPA marketing can be fairly easy to use because you need only two components: your website and a CPA network to join. This system allows you, as an affiliate, to immediately begin increasing traffic to your site by advertising for a recognizable company. Partnering with a trusted and legitimate CPA network can streamline the CPA marketing process and help to remove any guesswork on how to begin.

Enhanced marketing range

A successful CPA marketing campaign can help to improve the scale of an affiliate’s brand. This means that their brand can grow and become more recognizable at a faster rate and to a much wider audience. Regardless of the industry, CPA marketing can help increase an affiliate’s brand awareness and may sometimes reach beyond the advertiser’s audience.

The Final Word

To get started, all you need to do is join a CPA network and start working with an affiliate manager who can match you with qualified publishers. Selecting the right CPA network is key to achieving the highest conversions and ROI from CPA marketing.

What is a CPA in marketing?

CPA stands for “cost per action,” which refers to the fee an advertiser pays each time a new lead takes a predefined action (i.e. buying an item or signing up for a newsletter) which can be attributed to a promotional campaign from an affiliate.

What is CPA marketing income?
Does CPA marketing really make money?

CPA marketing enables advertisers to reach audiences they wouldn’t otherwise have access to (eg: the readership of a niche publication) and increase product discoverability. This leads to increased sales for the advertiser.

Sources:

https://peertopeermarketing.co/cpa-marketing/
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/cpa-marketing
https://www.bigcommerce.com/articles/ecommerce/cpa-marketing/
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Your CPA marketing strategy will likely change as your business grows, so a review is essential. Set weekly, monthly or quarterly checks to track your campaign’s ROI. Keep an eye on important metrics like your overall traffic growth, your Affiliates’ traffic, and your competitors’ performance.

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CPA Marketing: How It Works & How to Build an Effective Strategy

Cost per action (CPA) marketing offers a commission to an affiliate partner after their readers complete a specific action. When an affiliate or influencer promotes your products or services to their audience, you’ll only pay a fee once a reader has taken the action you want.

Many consider CPA to be cost-effective because it only costs you money when someone interacts with your ad. Your target action can include filling out a form, clicking through to a specific webpage, sharing a video, using a voucher code, and more.

Examples of CPA Marketing

  1. Review websites: These websites compare different products or services within an industry. Their content usually weighs the features, benefits, and cons of each option. Readers often browse these sites when trying to compare their options for purchase.
    Review websites work great for CPA marketing because you can include a link to each product you review. Once readers are ready to purchase, they can click through to your website or a landing page.
  2. Splash pages: A splash page appears like your website, app, or online game loads. Major brands like Apple or Disney tend to use splash pages, as it’s likely their visitor is already familiar with their brand.
  3. Affiliates and Influencers: Affiliate and influencer marketers can boost your CPA marketing strategy. Standard affiliate marketers come from various places, like popular blog sites, fundraising pages, cashback sites, etc. Influencers are most commonly found on social media and YouTube and often have celebrity status, which helps sell products to their target markets.

How to Build Your Own CPA Marketing Plan

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More often than not, you’ll be sharing your target audience with competitors in your industry. It’s important to understand your place in the market and how much market share your competitors already have.
Market research can also help you identify companies you’ll likely share affiliate marketers and influencers within your industry. You can use Market Explorer’s Overview report to discover significant or new competitors and important audience demographics.

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The Overview report’s Growth Quadrant visualizes your competitive landscape at a glance. You can view up to 20 competitors with the quadrant. Hover over each competitor to see their stats, including their referral traffic earnings:

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You’ll want to work with affiliate marketers and influencers compatible with your brand and are already marketing to your target audience. But you don’t have to start from scratch — you can target your competitors’ affiliate partners. Working with your competitors’ affiliates saves time, and you can ensure they already have marketing experience.

Begin by making a list of your strongest competitors from the Growth Quadrant. Then for each competitor, you can navigate to the Traffic Journey report in the Traffic Analytics tool, scroll down to the Traffic Journey Details chart, and toggle “Referring Sites” to see which sites send the most traffic to your competitors.

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Use this list to determine potential affiliate partners. You can reach out to these sites to ask them to review your products, include your affiliate links in their copy, or build a custom marketing campaign.

Toggle Social Network on the report to see the top social media platforms sending your competitor traffic. Use this list to determine where to scout for influencers. Your competitors’ most popular influencers likely operate on these networks.

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Although it’s essential to understand your competitors’ strategy, your strategy will ultimately look different. Competitors often miss opportunities, so you should be prepared to work with affiliates your competitors don’t.

Use the Traffic Analytics tool to determine each prospective network’s traffic quality to narrow down your options. The tool can show you each domain’s overall traffic and any important user engagement metrics, like their average visit duration and bounce rate:

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Avoid paying for useless leads you can’t convert: use Visits and Unique Visitors metrics to estimate the size of the site’s affiliate audience. Review Pages per Visit, Average Visit Duration, and Bounce Rate to understand the site’s user experience quality. Sites with good user experience metrics mean that visitors spend more time browsing your partner’s site, increasing the odds of earning a click on your affiliate links.

The Display Advertising tool analyzes your competitors’ text and banner ads for crucial information like ad type, impressions, and audience targeting. You can also use the tool to evaluate the domains that publish CPA ads. Start by entering your target domain into the tool input:

Optimizing Your CPA Costs

How can you maximize your per acquisition costs while generating content and ads that can pave the way for more conversions? You want your CPA ads to perform well and rank high. To help you optimize your CPA costs, here are some tips you can follow:

Keep your audience curious

When promoting a CPA offer, it’s not enough to just create compelling ads or an engaging landing page. You also need to bank on your audience’s curiosity. Create ads that encourage them to click on your link or know more about the product you’re promoting. Try crafting intriguing content or eye-catching graphics while still highlighting the product’s benefits.

Design a compelling landing page

Don’t just focus on clicks or impressions

Clicks and impressions are good, but they don’t necessarily guarantee conversions. To optimize your CPA, focus your efforts on gaining conversions. Remember that your goal is to encourage your audience to perform a desired action.

2022 CPA Marketing Best Practices

Consider working with an Affiliate Manager

Track your campaigns

After promoting your selected CPA offers, you need to track your campaigns and their performance, along with any issues that may come up. Some of the important factors you need to monitor to assess the effectivity of your campaigns include:

Avoid joining unreliable or shady CPA networks

Dubious networks thrive in the world of CPA marketing. To avoid working with these types of networks, do thorough research. Avoid CPA networks with bad reviews. You can check CPA network reviews on sites such as oDigger .

Be knowledgeable about click fraud and scam offers

Unfortunately, CPA marketing isn’t immune to fraud and scams. Scam offers usually pay as little as 800 for a simple task. When researching for CPA offers, avoid promoting offers such as online flash games and get-rich-quick promos. Regarding click fraud, invalid clicks from bots can negatively affect your CPA. This can result in you spending more for your campaigns while receiving lower return on ad spend (ROAS). To prevent invalid clicks, you can consider using click fraud prevention software.

Final Thoughts

While the prospect of CPA marketing may be intimidating at first, it doesn’t always have to be. Once you’ve gained a good understanding of CPA marketing and how it works, you can start joining CPA networks and promoting your chosen CPA offers.

The key to a successful CPA marketing campaign is to always stay updated. Trends are constantly changing, and you’ll always have competition. There are several resources and tools online that can help you learn more about CPA marketing and how you can address the challenges that may arise along the way.

Sources:

https://www.semrush.com/blog/cpa-marketing/
https://influencermarketinghub.com/cpa-marketing/
https://advanceitcenter.com/cpa-marketing/
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In this case, you might decide to pay your affiliate $10 for every $100 worth of apparel fulfilled through your e-commerce store when customers use their affiliate link. In this case, your return on ad spend would be 10:1, which is quite impressive.

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What is CPA Marketing? Top 10 Tips to Help You Create a Successful CPA Marketing Campaign

Affiliate is a popular term in the field of Internet or online marketing today. Affiliates earn money by promoting the products or services of other companies and in return, they get a commission on the number of sales created. But we wonder have you heard about another new type of affiliate marketing in which you get paid even if you don’t make a deal? Yes, this type of method to earn money online is a new wave of affiliate marketing known as CPA marketing or CPA Affiliate Marketing.

To begin with, we will make it clear about the CPA marketing before going any further about its functions and benefits. The full form of CPA is Cost Per Action – a marketing strategy online and a type of Affiliate Marketing that involves marketers or publishers in generating leads for businesses.

The companies then will pay them for each point they made. This method is different from typical affiliate marketing because it doesn’t require people to sell anything in order to get paid. Another way to call CPA is Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) and this focuses mainly on leads instead of sales.

Affiliate Marketing has been widely used and becomes more and more popular nowadays. This cost-effective method helps many businesses expand their influence on the market but they might have to face some challenges of how to keep track of all the data of these affiliate programs. That’s when we need the strength of technology.

Magento 2 Affiliate helps retailers set up their own affiliate campaigns to make the journey straight and comprehensive for both retailers and customers. Creating your affiliate program, tracking down the transactions while expanding your customers has never been as easy as this.

What DO CPA Marketers Get Paid Without Making a Sale?

You may be curious about how the CPA marketers can earn their money without making a sale or why the advertisers could pay the CPA marketers if customers don’t spend their money. Actually, the answers to those questions are pretty simple as the CPA marketers drive new consumers to the website advertised by generating leads. Payments are usually based on lead generation like submitting an email address, phone number, or some actions that are taken as a direct result of marketing.

In other words, new customers are the driving force behind any business’ marketing campaigns and the advertisers pay the marketers for the effort they make to drive more sales. CPA marketers will do their job to connect potential customers with various brands.

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CPA Niches

It’s not that every niche out there is a good market you can earn a good income in every niche. That’s why you will need to find a niche that is not only profitable but it also has to be the field you are excellent at. Below is a list of the top CPA niches you may want to try:

Overview: What is CPA marketing?

CPA marketing is a type of affiliate marketing that aims to offer a commission to an affiliate partner after a particular action has been completed. This is a substantial new way of marketing digitally because it allows you to only spend money after a potential customer has completed an action of your choosing.

Your business can identify what this specific action is — purchasing a product or service, filling out a form, watching a video, asking for a quote, etc. The affiliate is then only paid post-purchase or after this action has been completed, making your marketing spend much more valuable.

Most e-commerce businesses that employ CPA advertising techniques partner with celebrities, influencers, or top names in their industry as affiliates. This method allows affiliates with large followings to promote a company’s products or services to their followers or fans in order to earn money for themselves, as well as the business they’re working with.

4 benefits of CPA marketing

1. It can expand your audience

One incredible benefit of employing CPA marketing is how quickly it can broaden your audience. By partnering with influencers, you’re able to get your products in front of more eyes, potentially expanding your customer base. This method is particularly effective if you’re trying to break into a new audience or demographic.

2. It enhances your brand reputation

On top of adding new customers, partnering with affiliates can also boost your brand reputation and recognition. This can solidify your brand as one of the top competitors in your industry, which can positively affect your sales and digital presence. It will also improve consumers’ trust in your overall brand and suite of services or products.

3. It’s extremely affordable

Perhaps most importantly, CPA marketing’s main benefit is how affordable it is, making this method an easy way for companies of any size to engage with new prospects. Instead of spending money on digital ad campaigns aimed at drawing impressions, clicks, and engagements that won’t turn into leads or conversions, you can instead improve your marketing ROI with CPA marketing.

4. Lastly, it’s low risk

Since CPA marketing is a performance-based marketing technique, it’s very low risk for companies and affiliates. Both you and the affiliates you partner with only make money if the desired outcome is reached. This motivates affiliates to market on your behalf (to earn their commission), while you only pay out marketing dollars when your desired goal has been achieved.

How To Implement A CPA Marketing Strategy?

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To Businesses and Advertisers

Step 1: Identify your desired audience

This is a crucial basis that every marketer should pay serious attention to before anything else. Your company should conduct thorough market research on customers’ interests and behaviors to find out the target market. In doing so, you can choose to promote specific products that make them engaged. It will pave the way for smooth work with affiliates later.

Step 2: Join a CPA network

Step 3: Build a specific CPA marketing plan

To Affiliates or Publishers

Step 1: Create your website or landing page

Before registering to work as a CPA affiliate, you need to build a legitimate website. A well-designed and trustworthy platform such as WordPress can increase your chance among various competitors in the marketing realm. Otherwise, it will be hard for a beginner to get accepted into a CPA network.

Step 2: Find and join a CPA network

After successfully getting into the network, CPA marketers can choose any CPA offer that is suitable for your level. You must ensure that you are capable enough to complete the KPIs of that offer or you won’t get the money.

Step 3: Promote CPA offers on your website

Social media platforms are just the right place to attract more visitors because millions of people use them every single day. If you own a popular account with many followers, your chances of promoting CPA offers are incredibly high.

In fact, if your website ranks high in the Google search engine, it definitely attracts an organic traffic source. An increasing number of visitors will be more likely to interact with your links, posts, or banner ads on the website.

It is undeniable that we are sometimes attracted by an eye-catching online ad and can’t help but click on it. You can start using Google Adwords or Facebook Ads in order to promote CPA offers. However, these tools need a specific amount of fees to run and as soon as you stop spending, the revenues go back to zero immediately.

Top CPA Networks In 2021

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1. AdWork Media

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2. MaxBounty

One famous strength of this network is that it also provides inspiration and other services that are highly useful for affiliates. The minimum payment threshold starts from $50 and is offered via several methods like PayPal, Check, ACH, etc.

3. DMSAffiliates

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4. Perform[cb] (ClickBooth)

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5. Convert2Media

6. Click Dealer

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Despite being relatively young, Click Dealer has proved itself to be a top-ranked CPA network, particularly in the e-commerce industry. There is a huge range of exclusive offers on this network from various global brands.

7. AdCombo

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AdCombo is famous for its newbie-friendly affiliate dashboard and managers that work closely with beginners in the field. It also provides a new model that is hardly seen anywhere else: Cash on Delivery (COD) which is more convenient to customers.

8. AdsMain

AdsMain is a rising star among CPA networks in the marketplace because of its large offer inventory. When joining this network, affiliates have a chance to get CPA offers from big companies like Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Disney, etc.

Sources:

https://store.magenest.com/blog/what-is-cpa-marketing/
https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/small-business/e-commerce/articles/cpa-marketing/
https://www.tigren.com/blog/what-is-cpa-marketing/

Business Basics Guide

Due to the wide-open scope of business development and activities, there are no standard practices and principles. From exploring new opportunities in external markets to introducing efficiencies in internal business operations, everything can fit under the business development umbrella.

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How To Build Business Development Skills

Business development professionals work to develop a company by evaluating their performance and looking for areas to improve. Improvement may come in the form of building and maintaining relationships with allies and partners, or it may involve identifying opportunities for growth in other channels. Working in business development offers growth potential and the option to have a fulfilling career.

Business development is the identification of long-term methods to increase value through the development of relationships, markets and customers. The core responsibility of a business developer is growing a business. Depending on the industry, the day-to-day tasks and strategies to achieve this goal will vary, but the overall mission remains the same.

While many business development roles require a degree, it depends on the company and position. In most cases, you’ll need experience in sales, marketing or business management. Certain skills are also vital to your success in this field, including those in sales, communication, negotiation, marketing, data analysis and project management. By building these skills, you can increase your chances of success in the field of business development.

Business development vs. sales

When trying to define business development, people may not know how to differentiate between their roles and the roles of salespeople. However, understanding business development involves looking at how the company can grow effectively. Although the sales team works to expand the company as well, business developers work with other potential partners and businesses, rather than direct customers.

If a company is seeking to expand and grow in other ways, business development opportunities may be the best solution. A skilled business developer can form and nurture long-term partnerships that lead to additional leads and closed deals. As a result, the business may be able to grow without the need for a massive increase in sales staff.

Business development focuses on the long-term success of a business and finding the best ways to achieve that success. By identifying and creating business development opportunities, companies can form relationships with partners that will help them through referrals for a longer period of time. For some companies, business development is the means that create long-term value.

Sales

Sales personnel focus on a particular market or a particular (set of) client(s), often for a targeted revenue number. In this case, business development assesses the Brazilian markets and concludes that sales worth 800.5 billion can be achieved in three years. With such set goals, the sales department targets the customer base in the new market with their sales strategies.

Marketing involves promotion and advertising aimed towards the successful sale of products to end customers. Marketing plays a complementary role in achieving sales targets. Business development initiatives may allocate an estimated marketing budget. Higher budgets allow aggressive marketing strategies like cold calling, personal visits, roadshows, and free sample distribution. Lower budgets tend to result in passive marketing strategies, such as limited online ads, print ads, social media ads, and billboards.

Strategic Initiatives or Partnerships

To enter a new market, will it be worth going solo by clearing all required formalities, or will it be more sensible to form a strategic alliance or partnership with local firms already operating in the region? Assisted by legal and finance teams, the business development team weighs all of the pros and cons of the available options and selects the one that best serves the business.

Does the business expansion require a new facility in the new market, or will all the products be manufactured in the base country and then imported into the targeted market? Will the latter option require an additional facility in the base country? Such decisions are finalized by the business development team based on their cost- and time-related assessments. Then, the project management/implementation team swings into action to work towards the desired goal.

How Can Sales And Business Development Better Work Together?

Clearly define what BDRs and SDRs do

To give you a practical example, when I was a BDR for a SaaS company, I was only in charge of sending the first emails and would then pass the lead to sales. The problem was, my AE thought I was going to follow up on those leads.

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Make your ideal customer profiles visible

If you haven’t already done so, make sure you do thorough user research and create your ideal customer profile. This research will highlight details about your audience that you can use for everything from marketing to ads to content creation and, of course, to find new clients.

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Organize regular alignment meetings

BDR and AE alignment

Create experience-sharing moments

Link part of the bonus to team performance

While this may work for AEs, it forces BDRs to focus solely on their number. As a result, they’re likely to develop lower quality leads — pushing leads regardless of quality, resulting in lower conversions and sales at the end of the pipeline.

Base part of the individual bonus on the team’s performance. With this approach, the team must work together to get the bonus. Since they depend on one another to hit the numbers, they’ll coordinate activities and push harder when they fall short of their goals.

The Future Of Business Development

Business development is a powerful tool for business growth — but not everyone understands it. As a result, it’s somewhat underrated and unappreciated. And the fact that it’s so closely tied to sales (but isn’t sales) creates even more confusion.

We are now at a stage where business development is defining its borders. Companies are investing in this role to stay ahead of the competition. According to the 2020 Future of Jobs Survey by the World Economic Forum, business development positions are the sixth most in-demand emerging job roles, where data scientists came in first.

Changes in customer behaviors make business development vital. People now have plenty of ways to find (or not find) your company, and business development is the only role that’s tasked with following the trends and finding new channels to connect with prospects.

It needs to work closely with other departments to get access to the right resources and make things happen — especially sales, since they are the ones who ultimately turn business development into revenue.

Sources:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/business-development-skills
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/090815/basics-business-development.asp
https://www.saleshacker.com/what-is-business-development/

Long Term Goals List: 40 Examples & An Easy Technique to Achieve Them

Everyone cannot stick to a schedule in the long run; being realistic about the goals will ease out the burden of competition. Plans and career goals can change with time; learning a new language, adding an exciting hobby, and traveling can make a student’s mind flexible and adaptive towards progressive growth in any field. Setting up a master schedule to achieve long-term goals is the objective; the course might differ, but the destination must not alter.

Long Term Goal Examples for Your Career & Personal Life

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A long-term goal can be as practical as saving up money for your kid’s college fund. Or it can be as abstract as leaving a lasting legacy for the future generations. Regardless of what you want from life, creating a series of long-term goals can help you get there.

So if you’re stuck with “what” you want to achieve, then check out the 25 long-term goals examples that we profile in this post. Here, you’ll discover a wide range of objectives that include fitness & health, financial security, learning, career, and personal development goals. We hope that you can draw inspiration from these examples to help you shape a better future.

What is a Long-Term Goal?

A long-term goal often takes years to achieve. You won’t complete this type of goal this week, or even this year. Instead, a long-term goal (or a stretch goal) requires you to plan the specific habits and actions to systematically work your way to this important milestone.

1. Complete an Ironman Triathlon

If you’re planning to join for the first time, you have to consider the fitness requirements of the sport. It means you have to train and condition your body to meet the challenges of cycling, swimming, and running long distances.

2. Lower your cholesterol levels

By avoiding eating foods high in saturated fats, such as red meats, can help bring down cholesterol levels. A consultation with your health care provider is also essential to determine if treatment through medication is necessary. And you can also permanently lower your cholesterol levels by building a daily workout routine like a walking program.

3. Live a healthy life so you can play with your grandkids

4. Get a toned body (with abs, of course)

I had a friend in high school. He was very skinny and was often teased about it. He told me that he wanted to become a bodybuilder. After graduation, my friend and I lost touch. Just recently, we reconnected through social media.

He currently works as a fitness instructor and bodybuilder. It took years (more than 15) of dedicated study and training. Yet, he has achieved his goal. Not only that, he won several competitions in bodybuilding both locally and internationally.

5. Lose 20 pounds the healthy way and keep it off for good

More importantly, the people who try these diets inadvertently put their health in danger. If losing the excess weight is part of your long-term health goal, choose to do it the healthy way to ensure that the excess weight stays off for good.

Long Term Goals List with Examples & An Easy Technique to Achieve Them

What is the definition of a long term goal? It is simply an objective that you want to accomplish in the future, but one that will require a significant amount of time and planning. It will most likely take years, not months, to achieve and in many cases reaching the long term goal will also take several smaller steps during the process.

  1. Become a Leader in your Field
  2. Be Your Own Boss
  3. Find a Career You Love
  4. Get a Degree
  5. Buy a House
  6. Save Enough to Retire
  7. Finding a Life Partner
  8. Fund Your Children’s Education
  9. Become a Millionaire
  10. Learn a Foreign Language
  11. Be a Better Parent
  12. Generate Passive Sources of Income
  13. Invest in Real Estate
  14. Become Debt Free
  15. Declutter You Life
  16. Go on Your Ultimate Vacation
  17. Increase Your Level of Fitness
  18. Live Abroad
  19. Learn a New Skill or Trade
  20. Become a Mentor
  21. Research Your Family Tree
  22. Reach and Maintain Your Ideal Body Weight
  23. Learn to Cook Like a Chef
  24. Turn Your Passion Into a Career
  25. Write a Book
  26. Learn How to Sing
  27. Give a TedTalk
  28. Create an Online Course
  29. Start a Club
  30. Create a Podcast
  31. Start a Blog
  32. Master a Video Game
  33. Be Able to Type Without Looking
  34. Have a Credit Score over 800
  35. Invent Something
  36. Compete in a Fitness Competition
  37. Watch all the Oscar Winning Movies
  38. Conquer a Fear
  39. Learn a New Software Program
  40. Get Straight A’s

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Technique to Achieve Your Long Term Goal

You may be asking how do you achieve something that seems nearly impossible? The answer is—one little step at a time. You take one step every day towards your fears. You take one step every day towards your goals. You take one step every day towards living your passion.

I want to share a little technique that I used to expand my comfort zone enough to allow me to travel around the world solo checking incredible things off my bucket list and to turn my passion into a career. It is a technique that I continue to use every single day.

Pick One Goal

Focusing on too many long term goals at one time can be distracting and lead to not achieving any of them, so start by picking one goal to work on. Once you have selected your objective, write it down and put it somewhere where you will see it every day! You know what they say, “out of sight, out of mind”, and you don’t want this to be the case with your dream!

Create a List of Milestones

Once you’ve selected your long term goal it’s now time to make a plan to achieve it. The first thing to do is to break the goal down into a few major milestones. These milestones should take a shorter amount of time than the long term goal, but will still require a lot of effort.

Let’s use writing a book as an example. If you believe this objective will take two years, then each milestone should be able to be completed in a month or two—just enough time for you to have to push yourself, but also not get discouraged.

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Create Daily Steps

After your milestones are all set, then each one needs to be broken down into daily steps. The daily steps are a bunch of actionable short term goals. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be some gigantic leap that takes up hours of your time each day; it can be a tiptoe that takes less than 10 minutes.

Everybody can find ten minutes a day to take one step in the direction of their dreams, and if you don’t, it’s because it is not a priority to you. We will make time for what we think is important in our lives and our dreams have to be important!

This technique may seem time consuming, but it is a system that will keep you on track. Besides, it doesn’t matter the speed as long as you’re moving forward, because the time is going to pass anyway, you can either spend it stepping towards the life you want or spend it standing still in the life you don’t. It’s your choice.

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For me, this technique for slowly pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone and taking one step forward every day is what led me to creating a career out of my passion for bucket lists. With this system I started living my list and created this blog, Bucket List Journey, whose mission is to give every person in the world the tools and inspiration to live their bucket list.

For the first couple of years it only had about 10 visitors per month, but I was still super proud—I mean it was a whole 10 people! Even with few visitors I continued with my milestones and daily steps, because I knew that just by putting one foot in front of the other was leading me towards achieving a goal. And today, over 10 years later, this little blog has turned ten visitors per month into over half of a million.

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Sources:

https://www.developgoodhabits.com/long-term-goals-examples/
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https://www.freestudy.com/10-long-term-goals-for-college-students/

Email Writing Skills: Definition and Examples

Therefore, it’s extremely important to define your main point in 1 or 2 paragraphs tops. If you clearly convey your request or question and your reader feels it’s relevant and interesting, then they’ll continue reading your email. If you manage to get them to stay after this point, in most cases, they’ll return your email. Good for you.

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For instance – communicating online increases the risk for misunderstandings. When you’re communicating in a face-to-face context, factors like gestures and tone give clues to a speaker’s intent. You can read body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal cues to alter messages and avoid misunderstandings.

Developing effective email communication, mastering email writing skills, and establishing good email writing habits will instantly improve your employees’ online professionalism, which translates to a better reputation offline, too!

Using online training is an easy way to teach these skills to your employees. Microlearning videos are short but pack a punch of information and employees can view them a their own work station and not have to leave for hours, slowing productivity. By watching a short video, employees can learn how to communicate for effectively and professionally at work and in their daily lives.

What are email writing skills?

Email writing skills are aptitudes that can help you create meaningful correspondence with professional and personal connections electronically. By developing your email writing skills, you can start writing better emails that communicate your points more succinctly, accurately represent your comprehension and intelligence and minimize the number of unnecessary responses. Email writing skills are like communication skills, but because they involve written responses, they can take extra time and care to develop.

Communication

One of the most important skills that can influence the success of your emails is communication. When writing emails, it’s essential to include ideas as succinctly as possible. Often, your audience won’t take the time to read the entirety of a lengthy response, and they might not see critical information. Learning to synthesize your ideas and communicate important points effectively can make it easier to maximize the efficiency of your correspondence.

Attention to detail

Attention to detail is another crucial email writing skill. It applies to both your own writing and your comprehension of others’ messages. In your own writing, noticing minor details can help you find grammatical errors, typos or missing information quickly. Thoroughly reading the emails you’re responding to can also help ensure you address every relevant point in someone else’s email.

Writing

Writing skills are very important when writing emails. Your writing skills can help you communicate your thoughts well and can also influence your use of spelling and grammar. Developing your writing skills can make your emails easier to read and less prone to typos, which can distract your reader and prevent them from understanding the full value of your message.

Time management

Time management is also an essential skill related to email writing. Often, especially in a professional setting, you might have to respond to multiple emails a day. Learning to write effective and professional correspondence quickly can increase your productivity and show your email recipient you value their time.

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Writing Effective Emails

The average office worker receives around 80 emails each day. With that volume of mail, individual messages can easily get overlooked. Follow these simple rules to get your emails noticed and acted upon.

1. Don’t Overcommunicate by Email

One of the biggest sources of stress at work is the sheer volume of emails that people receive. So, before you begin writing an email, ask yourself: "Is this really necessary?"

As part of this, you should use the phone or IM to deal with questions that are likely to need some back-and-forth discussion. Use our Communications Planning Tool to identify the channels that are best for different types of message.

Also, email is not as secure as you might want it to be, particularly as people may forward emails without thinking to delete the conversation history. So avoid sharing sensitive or personal information in an email, and don’t write about anything that you, or the subject of your email, wouldn’t like to see plastered on a billboard by your office.

Whenever possible, deliver bad news in person. This helps you to communicate with empathy, compassion, and understanding, and to make amends if your message has been taken the wrong way.

2. Make Good Use of Subject Lines

A newspaper headline has two functions: it grabs your attention, and it summarizes the article, so that you can decide whether to read it or not. The subject line of your email message should do the same thing.

A blank subject line is more likely to be overlooked or rejected as "spam," so always use a few well-chosen words to tell the recipient what the email is about.

You may want to include the date in the subject line if your message is one of a regular series of emails, such as a weekly project report. For a message that needs a response, you might also want to include a call to action, such as "Please reply by November 7."

A well-written subject line like the one below delivers the most important information, without the recipient even having to open the email. This serves as a prompt that reminds recipients about your meeting every time they glance at their inbox.

Basic formal email structure

Before we get into different email templates, it’s important to know how to build an email yourself. For the most part, every email, regardless of its contents, will follow the same structure with the same basic elements. You should get to know these elements in order to ensure proper and effective email writing as a whole.

Email address

Your email address is oftentimes out of your control. If you’re working for a company or operate under the umbrella of a brand your email address will likely include the company or brand name domain.

For example, the emails in WiseStamp are all in the following format: [employee_name]@wisestamp.com. This ensures that we all have a professional business email address. Since only the owner of wisestamp.com can issue email addresses under that domain name, this ensures our emails appear legitimate.

Imagine if each employee would have a random Gmail address like [name][email protected], which anyone can create, that would be a bit suspicious. Email open rates are first and foremost dependant on trust, so make sure you have a trustworthy email address or suffer very low open rates.

Subject lines

Your subject line will be the single most important element in your formal email writing. It is the first thing your recipient will see and unless you convince her then and there that your email is safe, relevant, and high priority (in that order) it may never be opened. If this happens, any effort you put into the rest of the email elements will go to waste.

Your subject line will depend on the purpose or content of your email, but overall, you want it to be something engaging enough for a recipient to click on.

Studies have shown that personalized subject lines are 26% more likely to be opened. You also want to tailor your email subject line to your email goal, whether it’s a sales email, a personal email, a newsletter, or something else. I advise that you take the time to think of 3-4 refined options then consider which of them will likely be most appropriate.

References:

https://www.bizlibrary.com/blog/employee-development/communicating-online/
https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/email-writing-skills
https://www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/en/blogue-blog/courriels-efficaces-email-skills-eng
https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/EmailCommunication.htm
https://www.wisestamp.com/blog/formal-email-writing-formats/

How to Explain the Gap in Your Resume

How to Explain the Gap in Your Resume

 

A resume gap is a period when you were unemployed. Numerous reasons could lead to having a breach in your resume. Therefore, you may not have the power to escape it. The following are tips to help you explain the void:

  • Be Honest 

Employers may assume you were lazing around whenever they notice a gap in your resume. Some potential employees get it wrong by trying to cover up the dates. If there is a gap in your resume, give it a brief and logical explanation. If you exaggerate your reasons, the employers may notice and discredit you. However, if you provide a sincere argument and prove you were still productive, you earn yourself more points.

  • Keep It Brief

Employers may not have the time to listen to or read long stories during the interview. While explaining the gap, both verbal and written, try to keep it brief and clear. For example, you can say you took two years to advance your career.

  • Prove You Have A Plan

Employers always want to prove that after the break, you have arrangements to keep you focused on work. For someone who took a break to take care of family issues, it is crucial to prove you have a plan that will ensure the same responsibilities do not distract you in case they hire you. Your method may include hiring a nanny. If, unfortunately, you were involved in an accident and still going for therapy, show them your schedule and prove it will not interfere with your productivity when hired.

  • Read What Experts Say About Gaps In Resume

It is always a good idea to learn from others. If you have an interview, but your resume has a challenge explaining, read about it. You can access this information through the internet. Additionally, resources from professionals who write papers for money can be of help to you. Approach any of them and explain to them how they can be of help to you.

  • Focus On Your Competence 

After mentioning the reason for the gap, jump to what you have to offer for the job. If, for example, you volunteered or did freelance jobs during the brake, state any related experience you gained that sets you apart.

  • Do Not Linger In The Topic

Regardless of the reason for your gap, do not take longer than expected explaining it. If you do, your potential employers may feel that you are still dragged down and that you are not ready to move to the next step. In case you get the chance to explain during the interview, state the reason and move on to that which is more important.

  • Emphasize On Your Uniqueness

All the interviewees may have a gap. However, how you utilized your break may give you an edge in pursuing the job. You may have had a breach due to family challenges, but how you overturned these challenges to work in favor of your career life will set you apart from the others. Therefore, prove to your potential employers you are different.

  • Prepare Adequately 

Preparation is key to any interview. Stammering and stuttering prove to your potential employers you did not prepare. Even if what you are saying is true, the interviewers may think you are lying. Therefore, research on possible questions and answers. Rehearse and perfect your language. It is okay to feel tensed. However, if you prepare adequately, the confidence will outshine the tension.

Conclusion 

Resume gaps are inevitable. Anyone can find themselves in an unavoidable situation at any point in life. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to explain the gap in your resume, do the above, and you will stand out.

Video Games as Interesting Way to Tell a Story

Tom Bissell argues about the social relevance as well as significance of video games and defends the video games against critics. Bissell’s approach is somewhat undecided in standpoint regarding the cultural importance of this medium, defining the variance existing within game play with relation to the narratives advanced.  It also considers the opportunity of this medium being consigned to the belief which regards games as unsuited for varieties of the traditional art. Bissell exalts a number of current games within this book, and more specifically, Fallout 3  Braid, Mass Effect, Grand Theft Auto IV, and for the articulation within the artistic progressions achieved by the attempt to achieve social relevance. After launching the  The learning of games and gaming, particularly video games: as well as  narrative aspects of current theories of video game, an explication of Tom Bissell’s conception of ceremonial rhetoric.

It is argued here that going into view that ceremonial rhetoric is practically a type of what is constantly referred to by many others as the narrative design. Additionally, it is presented here and argued that these narrative design philosophy come under the enthymematic type of creating knowledge , the Aristotelian form. Several examples can be isolated and pointed out representing the successful narrative design with relation to both video games as well as media shows and the way in which  these agree with the enthymematic model.

This book additionally reaches a conclusion within the discussing of the way in which the epistemic principles relating to narrative design have been applied upon the trans-media designing environment as well as the manner in which these enable the users or game players to take the role of the creator and the author of one’s own trans-media texts. It is argued that while video games are progressively evolving as art forms, it is necessary that the comprehending and cross-functioning together with scholarship which is entailed.

Through the thorough comprehension of the procedures which video and other games utilize in communicating, it can be made possible for much better or superior games. Again from creating more advanced games, we may not only progress this medium in defining it as a form of art, as can clearly be assessed, we may be engaged to players at every levels not within of this played experiences but again empower the people aspire to become increasingly thoughtful as well as creative people.

People have began to identify or distinguish, what Bissell’s text refers to as “take note, and the study of video games is starting to rear its head in the academic world,” (2010) . This is also in which a medley of fields are sincere to reaching an acceptance to terms with it. Professor of Simulation and Digital Entertainment who is based at the University of Baltimore, highlights the fact that through definition of the games with  a specific context.

We are also within this context deciding which person receives the tenure, this in other terms means that within the frontiers without the theories concerning video game playing, scholarship, many academic departments have taken the fight for the person who receives the claim for the video game liberty. But this notwithstanding, attempting to fix video games entirely into other film, art.

Again also their computer science disciplines that have  not been the mystery for attempting to fit a wrong model into a particular fitting. The composition presented can appear and operate similarly, but these cannot do the fit. It is required for an increasingly disciplinary method towards this study and producing of video games such that this discipline can obtain the space which is required to confidently progressively develop into one of own specialist discipline.

As of not long ago, one issue hindering development of feature diversions as an artistic expression has been the request by researchers and even a few creators to characterize feature diversions mistakenly. Verifiably, the two primary voices in the verbal confrontation on feature diversion hypothesis have been the ludologists and the narratologists. Ludologists, in the strictest sense, are defenders of contemplating diversions in light of gameplay, that is, the standards that administer play, the mechanics of the diversion, the terms of winning and losing, and so on.

They are less concerned with the narrating properties of feature amusements and more concerned with the gameplay parts and how they work. On the other hand, narratologists underscore the narrating part of feature amusements and use speculations of theater and film to depict and characterize them. Contingent upon whether you ask a strict narratologist or ludologist, soccer will either be a set of principles to represent play or a story of two clashing groups or tribes.

Gaming is percieved as a recreation or an arrangement of principles in which the player is given flexibility of decision and can do what they wish, gave their decisions meet the requirements of the diversion world. Story gadgets can exist, yet are utilized as ʻfillerʼ material; the story is insignificant to the achievement and pleasure in the amusement. In spite of Tom Bissell’sʼs energetic case, much like current films, books, and theater, diversions also can recount a decent story.

Within the spectrum of core games, there is a massive array of designs and genres; but, they share the designation core video games, not new media, cyber drama, and also the like. it is terribly true very exciting that the core computer game is evolving and branching off into these alternative forms; these forms of experiences are extremely noteworthy and represent undreamed potentialities of what we are able to do with interactive media, however they are not video games within the sense we have outlined them.

They represent an entirely breed of media and therefore demand a totally different hermeneutic. the matter that arises in a lot of tutorial scholarship is that oft we have an inclination to tend to specialize in these new kinds of media and neglect the computer game, assumptive that our theories can live up to as an over sized enough blanket to hide them, or worse nonetheless, arrogantly assumptive that video games are a lesser kind than their newer offspring.

Video games are typically likened to throwaway diversion necessary before one thing of quality is produced, the junk before the nice stuff. Perhaps partially thanks to the negative connotations of the term video game, students have tried to redefine the term. classes like interactive narrative, interactive drama, game-story, story-game, user expertise, and cyber drama have all been predispose to compound the matter, most of the terms wont to redefine video games are skew toward the narratology facet of the equation, with the doable exception of game-story, that a minimum of semantically puts game play first.

The ideas carried by several of those terms imply a branching nonetheless linear choose-your-own-adventure form of predefined expertise. Whereas there is actually area for these forms of experiences within the interactive media area, Associate in nursing interactive drama is not a game, and till we have a tendency to understand that, we have a tendency to are aiming to be frequently unfit by our own misconceptions. Fall out three and grand larceny machine do not seem to be a similar factor.

The previous could be a virtual world that has games inside it; the latter could be a computer game that looks sort of a virtual world. Differing types of interactive media need totally different storytelling techniques. Some do not need any in any respect. And inside the computer game sub category, core video games themselves need contextually specific storytelling devices. In video games, storytelling and game play must not be con. Story ought to operate in support of the sport play and drama advanced owing to it.

Video games at the same time communicate each narrative-based and play-based experience inside controlled surroundings. By understanding the processes that games use to speak, we are able to create higher games. By creating higher games, we are able to not solely grow the kind, however as we will see, we are able to interact players on levels outside of the contend expertise and change them to become a lot of thoughtful and artistic individuals.

That amusements do not tell stories is similar to demonstrating a motion picture and saying, that was not a arrangement of pictures.” Narratologists, for example, would concur Tree is in charge of the PC as theater analogy saying that portrayal is a key component to a decent amusement. On the other hand, Murray rightly notes that we don’t have to consider recreations story-diversions.

To which, that would be similar to utilizing the expression game play to depict early movies. Yes, when we are viewing a film, we are taking a gander at a progression of successive pictures, however it is not a strict balanced representation of what we would be checking whether we shot each edge of a game play and viewed it in a video game. To depict the marvel of the movie, we made the term film.

Bissell says we must do likewise in the amusement space. The proposed term for these new account gaming encounters is game dramatization We are presently viewing as right that statement that we don’t have to consider feature recreations as story-diversions, yet she develops the new term, cyber drama, to suggest that they are precisely that. We must be watchful with our terms here and not let our meanings of new types of amusements surpass our degree.

Early articles on narratology and cyber drama persistently reference chess and soccer. Some even refer to playing the stock exchanges on Divider Road or a man playing with his pooch as amusements. The issue with these examinations is that we are attempting to characterize a wide and different space with expansive exhaustive terms. This aspect attests that these sorts of arrangements are a piece of what he calls game imperialism and speak to the endeavor to change amusements into a more enthymeme perception of video game. If you are interested in some other aspects about video games you can read this video game violence argumentative essay.

The Most Interesting Essay Writing Topics for You

The Most Interesting Essay Writing Topics for You

When it comes to essay writing, the topics that you use are key, since they can help to determine the kind of content that you are going to come up with. Essay writing topics in specific areas of interest at times attract students and writers, since they are interesting, which develops a level of curiosity among students.

  1. Topics Touching on Current Events

Current events often bring debate and draw a lot of attention from people that are familiar with that particular area. In today’s world, for example, there are a lot of things that are happening in the areas of economics and finance, and those students who have majored in such areas can get a lot to write about based on these events.

For example, a key topic that may enthuse different students and equally generate some level of interest and curiosity is The Relationship Between Negative Yielding Debt and Recession. This is a key area of concern in the global economy today, and more so in the context of Advanced Economies (AEs). There are various happenings today from which students could pick interesting topics and come up with great essays in those specific areas of interest.

  • Debatable Topics

There are various topics in different academic disciplines and areas of interest that are contentious, and such topics often attract a lot of debate. This is because such topics always have strong cases for as well as cases against, that there can be no definitive assessment of the issue.

Such topics are interesting to work on and venture in, and students can look for such areas in their respective disciplines for such topics and write essays on them as well.

  • Topics That Explain Basic Concepts

Before students advance academically in their areas of study, they need to grasp the basics. More often than not, these basics are the building blocks of that discipline, and they will use those concepts all through the future years of their studies.

These basic concepts and fundamentals are areas where students can draw topics which they can later use in coming up with essays. Most students who seek writing help ask, “Where can I get the proper writers who can help me write me an essay?” Such students can get the help they need by simple internet searches, but they can also capitalize on other areas or sources of ideas to work around their essays and other academic tasks.

  • Unconventional Topics

Unconventional or unorthodox topics are also interesting topics that students can write their essays on. In every area of study or discipline, there are those topics that deviate from the basics or the norms in that particular area.

At times, these areas are sources of unconventional topics that students can leverage on to come up with interesting essay topics and essays as well.

In summary, there are tons of interesting writing topics, and listing these topics would be an exercise in futile due to the sheer number of topics that exist. In this sense, therefore, students can capitalize on their distinct areas of study to come up with proper and interesting topics that will help them craft interesting essays as well.

Given the huge number of academic disciplines that exist today, pointing out specific essay topics might be a daunting task. However, highlighting key areas that may bring up interesting writing topics can help students chart their way forward as far as essay writing goes.

How to Write a MLA Research Paper

How to Write a MLA Research Paper

Writing an MLA research paper is different from writing other papers, since the formatting used is different, as well as other aspects of writing. There is a series of steps involved in the writing process, and these range from coming up with the draft to formatting the paper according to MLA guidelines.

  1. Analyze the Topic of the Paper

Before you embark on the research part, you need to ensure that you break down the topic of the research paper and understand it to the detail. This will make it simpler for you to proceed in the other steps and sections of the paper.

If you are inquiring, “who can write my paper,” then you might want to keep reading for more insights on research paper writing in MLA format.

  • Do Your Research

Research is a fundamental step in the process of coming up with a research paper. You need to gather the relevant research materials and sift the relevant information and knowledge that will help you build your content.

Primarily, a research paper is all about bringing new knowledge to light about a particular topic. In this sense, you need to ensure that you carry out comprehensive research that will help to shed light on the topic of your paper or area of interest.

In the process of research, you must come up with a thesis that will help to guide you in the overall research paper writing process.

  • Start Writing

After getting the relevant information from the research process, you need to embark on the actual writing process. Here, you need to ensure that you follow the appropriate structure for writing a research paper, which starts at the introduction, the body, then ends with the conclusion.

Aggregate and condense the information from the research conducted, and write them in such a way that is in line with the thesis statement.

  • Format the Paper According to MLA Guidelines

Since it is an MLA paper, then you need to apply MLA guidelines during the formatting stage.

  • Formatting the Text

You need to ensure that you set the font to Times New Roman and the font size to 12. Double-space the entire text, and do not justify the text at the right margin. Further, on text formatting, ensure that you leave a space after a full stop, and do not turn off any automatic hyphenation feature in your text editor. On indentation, indent the first line of every paragraph one inch from the left margin of the text.

  • Formatting the Heading and the Title

The heading of your paper should start from the top of your first page, and it should be on the left margin. Include your name, the instructor’s name, the course code, as well as the date. All these details should be on separate lines. Write the title of the paper on the next line, and place it at the center of the page. Remember to double space this line.

  • Formatting the Running Head and Page Numbers

You need to ensure that you number the pages of your paper sequentially all through the paper. The numbering should be at the top right margin, and you should type your last name before the page number. All this should be at least half an inch from the top of the page.

You should place the running head in the header as well, and this could be in line with the page number, or below the page number. These small deviations could be ironed out with specific instructions from the course instructor. Other instructors would prefer a different running head on the first page from other pages of the paper.

  • Citations and References

The references should feature at the end of the paper, after any or all end-notes. They should be on a new page and should contain the same running head as that contained in the text. Begin the references one inch from the left margin, and in the event the reference goes to the next line, ensure that they start half an inch away from where the reference begins on the first line.

In summary, coming up with an MLA research paper is substantially similar to coming up with other research papers, the tangible difference only featuring in the formatting of the paper. Some students also prefer seeking help from a paper writing service when it comes to the formatting part; here, a student could obtain an MLA research paper example and use it as a guideline.