Online Scams

There are many ways to make some extra money online, but there are also many scams out there. If you do not want to get scammed, then you have to be careful. It is better to be extra careful than to get scammed and possibly lose a lot of money. Here are some things to keep in mind in order to avoid getting scammed:

-There are many websites that promise that you will become a millionaire as soon as you buy their product. There are many sellers of various eBooks that will say anything in order to sell their eBook. Some will promise that you will make $500 per hour just from working from home or others will say that you will become very rich just by doing some online surveys. Most of such “opportunities” are scams so watch out.

-You also have to be careful of scam emails. The so-called ‘Nigerian scam’ is a pretty old scam where a person claiming to be a Nigerian prince asks you to transfer some money to him, but promises you a lot more in return in the future. Do not fall for that. Even if there was really a Nigerian prince somewhere out there that needed help why would he contact you or me?

-Watch out for any emails that look like they are from a bank, but ask for a lot of personal information. Banks usually do not do that, so watch out for such phishing scams.

Charities and Blogging

Some time ago there was a survey conducted among the largest US charities. They were asked whether they use blogging as means to raise funds, and make their prospective contributors aware of what they are doing and why their support is necessary. Over one third of those charities have already embraced blogging, and even more are expected to join soon. Most of them use at least one of the social networking tools available on the Internet today. It looks clear that the future of blogging is bright, as more and more people and organizations decide to blog. On the other hand, the competition among bloggers is growing as well, so it is up to you how many of readers you are going to attract to your blog. It seems clear that blogging has become a powerful tool.

How to Have Fun Online

Since the Internet was invented millions of websites came into existence. Some websites are business-related, but there are also many sites which emphasis is on entertainment. If you are sitting in front of your computer and you are wondering how to have a little bit of fun, then the good news is that there are many fun sites to visit. I would like to list below a few types of which you have want to visit in order to have fun:

-Movie clip sites. There are many sites of this nature and you may be able to find many entertaining videos on such sites. Some of them might be home made, while other may be even more professional. However, even an average person can make an interesting video by putting some effort into it. Most people that I know love to watch funny videos of people’s pets.
-Websites that allow to interact with other can be fun. It is fun to meet others and it is fun to talk to them about various topics. There are many sites that allow talking to others. Some of them are chat rooms, while others are forums. Social networking websites are also very popular as they can be quite convenient.
-Entertainment sites that feature interactive games can be fun. Many of them allow to play against a human opponent and this way you can enjoy playing games and also have some fun while talking to others.

There are many fun sites to visit and I just listed a few examples in order to put you in the right direction. I am sure that you will find something that will be a lot of fun. The best part is that almost everything on the Internet is for free.

Faster Writing

Would you like to write a great blogpost or email in half the time without losing quality – and perhaps even making it better in the process?

Here’s how:

1: Create an outline. Your outline is your plan, and it’s going to make your entire task easier for 3 reasons:

a) Having a plan diffuses procrastination. When we look at a project our mind tells us it’s big – too big. This causes stress, which makes us want to avoid the whole thing. By having a plan, we can break the writing down into manageable, stress free steps.

b) Having a plan keeps you from wandering off topic. If you have a simple outline to follow, it’s just a matter of filling out each section of the outline. But without a plan, you could waste a great deal of time writing about things that in the end don’t even pertain to your main topic.

c) It makes research super easy. Once you have an outline, researching can be as simple as Googling each item on your outline. Without a plan, your research can lead you into never-ending time-wasting circles.

2: Once you’ve got your outline, set it aside for an hour or a day and let it bake in your brain.

By setting it aside, you can let your mind focus on something else. Meanwhile, your subconscious is still working on that outline. You’ll be surprised by what your subconscious gives you. All of a sudden you’ll realize you left out the most important part, or you’ve found a much better way to illustrate your main point.

3: Write every day. Writing, just like anything else, is a skill. The more you do it, the better and faster you will get.

Write even when you don’t ‘fee’ like it. As Stephen King has said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.”

Or as another writer stated, “I wait for inspiration to strike. Fortunately for me, it strikes every day at 9 am.”

Even if you absolutely, positively do NOT want to write, tell yourself you’re going to write for just 15 minutes. Then start writing. You can write anything – anything at all – but you must write. Pretty soon you’ll be working on your project and wondering why you were feeling such resistance to something you actually enjoy.

4: Use deadlines in your favor. Without a deadline, there is no stress. With no stress, your brain puts off the task of writing for later. After all, writing takes brain power, effort, thinking and decision making – things your brain would rather put off until later. Or never.

But when you have a deadline, you have stress to get the job done. The closer the deadline, the more stress. To relieve the stress, you’ve got to get busy. Now your brain is telling you to, “Write right now!”

If self-imposed deadlines work for you, then you know what to do. If not, you’ll have to find a way to get others to hold you accountable for your deadlines. For example, telling your blog readers that your next post goes live on Tuesday at 10 am PST should work nicely.

No blog readers yet? Have a friend hold you accountable. If you don’t make your deadline, you owe them dinner.

5: Focus on the “feel goods.”Back when I had a regular job, I loved my days off. I especially loved them when I knew well in advance that they were coming.

But if I found out that morning that I wasn’t working, then half the joy of having time off was gone. There was no anticipation. No looking forward to that day off. Frankly, I felt ripped off if I didn’t know I wasn’t working until that same morning.

You can use this knowledge to self-motivate yourself. Think about how great it will feel to hit publish or send. Think about closing the file and doing something you love as a reward. Think about the accolades you’ll receive for finishing the project, or the money you’ll earn, or whatever it is that motivates you to keep working until you’re done.

6: Turn off the internet. Some folks, me included, tend to get distracted by the internet. We think we’re going to ‘sneak off’ for 5 minutes to check Reddit, and an hour later we still haven’t gotten back to work.

So whenever possible, just disconnect your wifi. Turn off your cell phone. Remove anything else that tends to distract you. And then go to work.

7: Speed up your typing. If you’re not able to type at least 50 words per minute, maybe it’s time you improved your typing skills.

It’s difficult when your thoughts are coming faster than your fingers can tap them out. But you have options:

· Type faster. There are plenty of free and paid courses online that will teach you how to touch type faster.

· Use a voice to text program such as Dragon Naturally.

· Record yourself and have it transcribed.

Writing by itself isn’t hard. It’s all the baggage we attach to it that makes it difficult. But if you can think of writing as simply assembling the pieces to a puzzle, you’ll do it much better and faster.

To Buy or To Rent

Young people usually have to face the following dilemma: what is better, to buy or to rent. The answer to this question will depend on the situation of a young person. If he has enough money to buy a property, I would recommend that he goes for it. In this case, a person will be looking at some luxurious homes. If having a mortgage is not an option, I would recommend renting. Renting is also good if you have not decided yet where you want to live. you might not know what to do in your life when you are still young. Renting might give you an opportunity to check it out.

Why Do You Blog?

I discuss many topics on this blog and as some of you might have realized by know, one topic I sometimes discuss is blogging. There are more and more blogs and bloggers these days. The question arises why do people decide to blog in the first place? This is an interesting question and I am sure that people are going to answer in many different ways. Some will blog to keep in touch with friend and family, while others will blog so that they will have a chance to present their views to other people. The important thing to keep in mind is to enjoy blogging, because ultimately the best reasons for blogging is simply that you enjoy it.

Having a Dog

Is having a dog better and more convenient than having a cat? While having a cat is less time consuming, having a dog can be more rewarding. For example, you do not have to go on a walk with your cat. Your cat will take care of itself. Dogs usually need to go on walks, unless you have a garden where they can spend their whole days. While some cats might require grooming, dogs are more likely to make you to look for some dog grooming, especially if your dog requires regular grooming. Keep in mind that some dogs do not require any grooming at all. They will just take care of themselves.

Animals

Children usually love animals. I rarely hear of a child that does not love them. Children seem to have a natural affection for animals. Having said that, many adults like animals as well. It is not rare for me to see an older lady holding her cute small dog on a leash. If animals were not such cute animals, people would not want to have them. If they did not have them, they would not be willing to take them to a vet in case something bad happens to them. I do not wish anybody having a sick dog. Unfortunately, this happens from time to time.

Is It Healthy to Eat at Home?

I have read somewhere that it might be healthier to eat at home instead of eating out. I know that it sometimes might not be possible to always eat at home especially if you work, but on the other hand it might be worth to make sure that you eat a home-made meal as often as it is possible. Even though I like to eat out from time to time, I also like to eat at home. When I cook at home, I have an opportunity to choose exactly those ingredients for my meals that are healthy. I do not use a lot of oil or grease in my kitchen. Probably this is one of the reasons my meals are healthier. I cannot have control over what I eat when I eat out, but from time to time I do not mind eating something that is less healthy but might be tastier than things that I cook at home.

Learn more about Chevrolet Beat before You Go for a Test Drive

Chevrolet Beat is one of the bestselling hatchback cars in India, because of the contemporary appeal, futuristic crafting and advanced mechanical improvisations. You can enjoy the beat in 12 variants combining petrol, diesel and LPG versions.

On the outside

 The sleek exterior will grab your eyeballs instantly with chrome polished majestic grille flaunting the Chevrolet Logo. The dynamic stance starts from the excellent waistline and sloped roof. But the amazing innovation of the two doors appearing view is quite unique. So the rear door handles are disguised in the C pillars. However this creativity crops the rear window glass making chances of claustrophobia.

What’s In

 The interiors have been embellished with two console design and a piano black trim. There is a scope for the digital speedometer and tachometer to improve. Comforting and sufficient side support is appreciating but again the seats do not offer lumber support.  The top variant in the Beat family is installed with steering mounted controls.

The power factor

 Chevrolet Beat gives two different engine options, where the petrol enjoys a 1.2 litre motor of 1197 cc displacement. The petrol engine dishes an 80BHP and gives best performance ride after 4000-4500RPM. The diesel variants have a 1-litre Smart-Tech engine dishing 57BHP with a max torque of 150 Nm. Although the BHP is not that powerful but maneuvering the gears correctly it is decent for the city drive.

The petrol mileage is 18 km/l at its best but diesel dashes with a fabulous 25km/l reducing cost for a long shot. The difference is price for petrol and diesel gets at par by the fuel economy of diesel.

Safety Factor

 The Beat has efficient braking system with ABS plus dual SRS airbag. To endure further security is equipped with the smart child locks. The front suspension is Mc Pherson strut while the rear suspension is of compound link sorts. It is easy to maneuver through the congested city with greater control on the steering and the sharp corners.

Performance

The Chevrolet gives a good quality ride and talking about the handling it is quite fun with good high speed controls. The direct steering is obedient and better than the rivals in this matter. Chevrolet Beat can take a top speed of 100km/h in 14. 2seconds and hit 150km/h at best. Get a sporty feel not just by the smart cue designs in the exterior but a noisy hum by the engine. Chevrolet Spark skillfully keeps the Turbo –lag possibly low while the light weight and easy to handle steering and clutch, making the drive quicker.

Earning a milestone of selling around 1 million units of it is hatchback Beat it is youthful and futuristic both in design and mechanical updates. It is one of the best city cars but drives a little out of breath on highways.

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