Looking for a decent job that pays well used to be a painful, terrible process. Back on the days when the Internet was just a concept, job hunting can take weeks or months, costing you a lot of resources. Fast-forward to 2019 and you can now filter job postings according to your preferences and skills. It’s a masterstroke of IT developers to create useful search functions and filters for such complex directories like job listings. Most importantly, information technology helped job hunters to know what vacancies pay a good sum of money. Glassdoor, one of the world’s biggest job listing sites, is the best place to start. Last year, Glassdoor Read More
Congratulations, you survived 2018. Pat yourself on the back, it’s no small feat. Aside from being the fourth hottest year on record, 2018 saw numerous declines, particularly countries which were already struggling for the past couple of years. Worldwide pollution and traffic indices have worsened, according to statistics by Numbeo. Cyclones have become nastier; inflation rates skyrocketed in some economies, and headwinds of political and religious instability barraged the world in 2018. Is there any reason left to stay positive in 2019? Yes, a lot! Never mind those New Year resolutions; we list some of the good things to expect this 2019 and why it should be your year of Read More
When life gives you lemons, it can pretty much suck out all of your energy. But taking some time to read motivational messages from friends—or even successful people—whom by themselves didn’t have a smooth ride either, make the weariness a little bit more easy to bear. Here are some driving words from people who didn’t give up on life. Stephen Hawking “Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up—there’s Read More
It has been a good run for Magento 1 since its launch in March 2008, but all journeys must come to an end. The leading e-commerce platform will reach its end-of-life in June 2020, after over a decade of commitment to merchants worldwide. The Magento 1 platform will finally give way to its successor—the Magento 2.0—offering a new array of possibilities and unlocking the gateway towards a more efficient e-commerce experience. Let’s take a quick look at Magento 1’s humble beginnings and celebrate its journey to success. Magento’s beginnings Magento’s history stems from one man’s desire for innovation. Roy Rubin, a man of technology and one of the harbingers of Read More
“Why is my website not ranking at the top yet?” Like you, many business owners ask themselves this question at one point. To discover the reason why this happens, read on: Newly-Created Websites Doesn’t Rank Overnight You might think that your site will rank the minute you’ve created it but, this is never the case. Search engine optimization (SEO) is not an overnight process. For one, it takes time for Google to crawl your site. The design, social activity, and trends could impact the results, too. If you want to see your website on the first page of a search engine, you need to wait and be patient. Your Website Read More
Are you set to level up your love for writing but confused on how and where to start in publishing your articles online? Worry no more, in this article are helpful tools you can use to get started on the right foot. Whether you’re a newbie blogger or an already seasoned writer, your work output still and should always be relevant, valuable, and grammatically correct. Poor content construction, spelling errors, and broken grammar can make your content less appealing and credible to your readers. For successful content writing, here are effective and useful tools you can use to help you out: Buzzsumo One major concern of writers is to always Read More
Customers are the lifeblood of any business. Without them, businesses wouldn’t exist. Businesses and customers coexist. The other won’t exist without the other one. Customers play a vital part in any business’s growth, success, and survival. That’s why it is essential for business owners to retain and establish a healthy and long-lasting relationship with their customers. But, retaining customers seem to be the greatest challenge for business owners – whether on a physical store or online. According to the latest customer support statistics, here’s how the customer landscape is today: One happy customer can produce nine referrals. One unhappy customer can make 26 other angry customers. One angry customer can Read More
Amidst all your effort and hard work in giving your customers the best shopping experience, you’ll mess up at least once and make an unhappy customer. What should you do then? According to Bill Gates, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” True enough. Although negative customer feedback is hard to accept, you can extract as much value from it to further improve your business or your customer service. In today’s era of social media popularity, when someone posts a negative review about a business, service, or product, anyone in the world can read it too. And, ignoring or deleting such negative feedback or review may not Read More
An e-commerce venture is more than just buying and selling services or products; it’s a full-blown way to run a business over the Internet. The same with manning physical stores, mistakes can be very costly. Because running an e-commerce store is as serious as running a physical store, companies have to pay attention to the development and maintenance of their e-commerce website the same way they would pay attention to the management of their physical store. Although e-commerce development can be a complicated task to some, there are different firms and companies that offer a variety of e-commerce website development services to help businesses who want to expand their markets Read More
Of the many online shops available for consumers to choose from, you need to stand out. One way to do that is through writing enticing product descriptions that convert and sell. With the rise of different e-commerce shops today, the competition to sell gets tougher. It’s not anymore enough to have a great product or service, appealing and mobile-ready web design, and exceptional online shopping experience. You also need to prioritize creating product listings that engage, persuade, and sell. While often given lesser attention, your product listings can make or break a potential sale. They are that crucial and powerful. To write the best listings for your products and services Read More
Tough times, when a business experiences a slowdown, are inevitable. However, this slowdown is an opportunity for you and your business to grow. How? Read on. In business, there are good and not-so-good days. It isn’t always sunny. Sales won’t always be sky high. There are times for most businesses when things seem to slow down. This business slowdown can be brought about by seasonal trends, lack of demand, competition, bad decision making, recession, etc. However, you can turn this what seems to be a negative event in your business into something good. Here are only a few of the positive and productive things you can do when business is Read More
Managing a business is no easy task. However, with Google’s free yet efficient and game-changing tools, you can increase your productivity and finish your tasks in a breeze. Google generously offers free tools and extensions that can benefit all types of entrepreneurs and increase their online productivity. Read on for a list of free Google tools and extensions and on how each one can help you with your business. Site and SEO Management Search Engine Optimization (SEO) management is essential in any business, most especially in e-commerce businesses. Through data-driven SEO practices, a website can be optimized for search engines and be easily found on the Web. Read More
Entering the growing e-commerce industry can be overwhelming. More than resources and experience, you need to have a pool of support and motivation – especially from those who’ve been down the same path before. If you’re thinking of venturing into e-commerce or still figuring out a formula for your e-commerce success, get to know the e-commerce moguls of 2016’s top 10 e-commerce companies in the world. Be inspired by how one small initiative to make a difference in the business industry led them to their company’s successes. Learn a thing or two from them with their inspirational quotes. Hiroshi Mikitani CEO, Rakuten “Search is a good thing. But Read More
Take your #ThrowbackThursdays marketing strategies to a whole new level and make your throwback posts rise above the others with Google’s latest PhotoScan App. A week ago, Google launched and announced a new app called PhotoScan designed especially for digitizing old photographs. This new photo tool which is free for download for both Android and iOS transforms any camera phone or tablet into a portable and instant photo scanner. With this free app, you can now share glare-free throwback photos even without the real scanner. How Google’s PhotoScan app works Usually, we take photos of our old printed photos to try to digitize them for cloud backup, social Read More
To make a business grow, whether it be online or offline, it takes more than just acquiring customers. Business growth comes when you get to retain your acquired customers and transform them to your loyal consumers. In thinking of strategies to grow your business, you must include customer retention and loyalty to your primary goals. While you may get overwhelmed with the joy of attracting new customers, you must also put great importance into retaining your customers. According to a study by Belly Card on marketing and customer retention trends, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are advised to place more emphasis on retaining customers than in acquiring them. The reason Read More
Want to juice up your regular Google Hangouts conversations? There are hidden animated emoticons and emojis you can use to improve your Hangouts experience. Conversations solely about work can be a tad bit boring. Sure, there are already a bunch of accessible emojis on Google Hangouts. But, there are still a few unlisted or secret animated emojis you can use to impress your colleagues. By merely typing in their corresponding secret codes, you can access and make use of these hidden or secret emojis. So, without further ado, here are 20 Google Hangouts hidden emojis you to help you pep up your Gchat conversations: LMAO Code: LMAO!! Read More
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