So, you've got your website set up, but there's something missing. Oh right- you need a PayPayl payment button so that people can easily buy your product. Watch this video to learn how to make your custom own PayPal payment button and put it on your wesbite.
Kickstarter is an incredible community. Post a project, and receive funding from generous backers—if, of course, the project is worthy. And backing projects does not demand complete selflessness. Different pledge levels result in different levels of reciprocation—from a simple thank you to receipt of the actual proposed product upon production. Below, 5 entrepreneurial ventures that might spark your own creativity, or tempt you to pledge.
Searching Twitter is a great way to find the latest information on world events, pop culture, sports, and more. If you know how to look, you can even find the most recent job listings in many fields. This video will show you how use advanced search on Twitter and find the job you are looking for.
Not every DIY project is as executable as, say, making a potato gun. Occasionally, we observe a quixotic project that is just plain wonderful. Consider rich guy Philip Anschutz and his eponymous Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). His ambition to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles is a Fitzcarraldo-sized DIY project that, if the stars align, might happen in time for the 2016 season.
One of the best ways to increase traffic to your web site is to participate in social media. This video will show you how to optimize your social media posts so that they generate the most interest in your site and attract the most visitors.
The resume is an essential tool for getting freelance work assignments. A well written article is not enough when trying to secure a freelance or staff position as a writer. Publishers want to see a resume. It gives the writer an outstanding opportunity to introduce themselves and it gives the editor a general idea of who you are, where you've been, and the work you've completed.
Fiverr.com is a website that allows people to offer different services for $5. If you are interested in making some of your unique skills or talents available online for $5, this video explains how to take advantage of Fiverr.com and start earning money online.
Blogging can be a fun way to express yourself by exploring your passions and interests. It can also be lucrative, if you know how to blog and monetize your blog correctly. This video shares a number of strategies for monetizing your blog, so that you can make money online!
There are many opportunities to make money through affiliate marketing online. Some of these opportunities are worth pursuing, others are not. This video explains how to identifiy worthwhile affiliate marketing programs and how to go about setting up your own online business.
I know there are many students going for their first job that are new to the whole interview process. This is why I’m writing this article—to provide some tips on making your first interview experience simpler and hopefully successful. I’m currently in a university, but I had my first job when I was in ninth grade. I’ve held a few jobs and have undergone interviews many times. Sometimes they didn’t go so well, but I did learn from my mistakes. As I learned, I became better at interviews and s...
Ever since high school, I've been preparing my own taxes. Each year it gets more and more complicated, which results in me filing later and later, avoiding it until I have the time or just can't wait any longer. I even resorted to using TurboTax online to help do some of the grunt work for me these past couple years, but that hasn't stopped me from being lazy about it. I have yet to file my 2010 taxes, but I will very soon. Tomorrow, in fact—before TurboTax raises their prices.
Traders are in a frenzy of instant messaging all day long. The best ones, at least. A recent study says the best traders are the ones that IM the most and the least successful traders were the ones that IM the least. So, it seems like if you can find a way to jump on the bandwagon, you can beat the odds, too. But, what's their secret? Are they passing around insider information?
Okay, so they're not that impressive. Perhaps the title of this post should have been "Potentially Amazing Idea for a Blog"...cuz Girls Making Gun Sounds is potentially a pretty damn good idea. But they need to up the talent. Maybe they should enlist this guy to give these chicks a lesson or two on the art of the motor mouth. Nevertheless, here they are—a couple of cute chicks making gun sounds (the rest of their videos were just too shameful to show... c'mon ladies).
Entrepreneur Jason Fried is co-founder of 37signals, a successful Chicago-based software and design firm that has doubled its sales every year for the past decade. Although Fried has a degree in finance, making money isn't a skill he picked up in the classroom or a book. Practice makes perfect, and Fried's experience has taught him that excelling at making money is separate from the product or services provided. Understanding the buyer and experimenting with price models are two of Fried's ke...
New Zealand retailer Superette and ad agency DDB Group have come up with a pretty ballsy idea for spreading Superette's brand name. They've attached plates indented with the phrase "Short Shorts On Sale Superette" on park benches and bus stops, turning bare legged ladies (or men with wicked short shorts) into walking billboards.
Want to know how to patent an idea, but you just don't know how to go about doing it? It doesn't take a lot of money to get a provisional patent. The real thing you want to know is the process of taking an idea that you have all the way up to getting it patent. I will take you through each step from the beginning when you have that great idea all the way to getting your invention marketed.You Need an Idea (Obviously)Your idea doesn't have to be earth changing. It just needs to be something pe...
Sometimes entrepreneurial inspiration comes from the oddest of places— such as, say, down-and-out crack dealer delivery methods. Inspired by HBO's The Wire, Kathleen and Clem of Fat Cookies are attracting a crowd with an atypical model for vending baked goods: oven fresh cookies are lowered via string in exchange for one hoisted dollar (1. pull a string, 2. attach a dollar, 3. get a cookie).
Unclaimed money, or money that has gotten lost in the financial system but is owed to you, is all over America. If you think there might be money that belongs to you in the state of New York, check out this video made by State Comptroller Mike DiNapoli outlining how to check whether you are owed unclaimed money and how to claim it.
The term "cosmetology" is not what most people think it means. In fact, cosmetology involves the study of skin, hair, and nails, rather than makeup.
The exile is officially over. Let the good times roll. Unequal Technologies has just signed Michael Vick as its corporate spokesman. They have applied for 50 patents that largely employ the Dupont-created Kevlar for "shock suppression". Formally speaking, this is his first product endorsement deal since his arrest in 2007.
If you've set up a way with the IRS to pay off your taxes, you may want to consider signing up for the new Online Payment Agreement. This simple method lets you pay from your home computer and you can even set up direct debit for even more convenience.
If you're looking to start a retirement plan for your employees, this how to from the IRS is a great, informative video. Everyone knows that keeping great employees is essential to staying competitive and growing in today's business world. Find out how to start a retirement plan to keep those great workers right there where they are.
If you haven't filed a tax return in the past few years, you can go to the IRS to help you with filing past taxes and get you back on track. Find out in this video how you can get all caught up with your taxes.
Every year, many people fall victim to scammers trying to dupe taxpayers out of their hard-earned money. The IRS compiles an annual list of the twelve most popular tax scams perpetrated on the public. Check out this video to learn out about the top tax scams to avoid.
If you've made any donations to charity this year, there are several important rules about deducting charitable contributions on your tax return. Most importantly, the correct paperwork is needed to document the transaction for the deduction. Find out in this informative video from IRS.gov.
It's mid-January and some of you happy tax-paying citizens have already started receiving your W-4s and 1099s in the mail. But before you start filling out your 2010 Federal Tax Return, make sure you're hip to all the tax tricks in 2011. You could end up saving some money!
Junk, junk, junk or so you might think. Remember the saying, your junk can be someone else's treasure! This article is going to guide you through a successful garage sale. With the economy the way it is, more and more people are going to garage sales. They are fun to have and you can earn some extra money.
By adding a squeeze page to your website, you can gather leads and grow the list of interested consumers in your product. Induce visitors and regulars to your website to sign up for a bonus offer, newsletter or other content.
Marketers from Facebook who design ads for advertisers can ask them to switch over to higher end product in which Facebook would be designing or hosting themes based on their products. This product theme will have a separate scroll area where advertisers (after buying rights from Facebook) can scroll latest development happening in their company or the latest offers with which company is coming out. Through above setup Facebook gets fees for hosting personalized theme as well as providing a s...
After Thanksgiving, there's Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, with stores offering holiday shoppers the best deals they can muster up. This year's Black Friday was practically a one-day warzone, with Target taking on most of the mayhem (see videos below).
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Many people think that once they start a business of their own they'll be cruisin' through life. No set hours, no boss to insult you, and no getting up at 6 AM to commute to work. But being your own boss comes with a lot of responsibility. If you're ready to take the good with the bad, check out this video to learn how to begin a home-based business.
Letters of recommendation are vital parts of many high-level recruitment processes, be they for school, work, or honors. Getting the right people to right them for you the right way is vital, and this video will give you tips on how to do just that.
Unless you really hate your job you probably don't want to hear from your boss about how poorly you're doing at it. Receiving a written warning from your boss at work can be stressful, but this video will teach you how to react to it effectively.
Are you under a backbreaking amount of debt? In this economy, we don't blame you. If credit card bills, mortgages, and bank loans are making you want to crawl into bed and pull the covers over your face, then check out this video to learn how to consolidate debt.
Even if you've received hundreds of requests for letters of recommendation (college professor? We thought so), every letter of recommendation should be personal and well thought-out.
In this video, we learn how to create professional looking business promotional video. To make your video more professional, you can first make your video shorter. The shorter the better, which will get your point across more quickly. Videos should be less than a minute and thirty seconds. If you're using a web cam, don't get too far away from it. If you're using a Flip camera, use a tripod and make sure the light source is coming from in front of you. Natural lighting is also nice. Make sure...
In this video, we learn how to write a vision statement. A vision statement answers the question "where" and explains where the organization is headed. The characteristics include future casting. Which include where you will be, what you will create, and how you will move forward. It's clear and "visible" so you should be able to see yourself accomplishing the goal. The team should be able to see your vision too, go big! Be descriptive, by having a vision statement that is a single statement ...
In this video, we learn how to recruit a great staff for your business. When hiring, you want to find someone that has great thinking ability and that you have really good chemistry with. You want to be able to get alone with the person and make sure they have experience. If they are the right person, work with them even if they don't have the experience in the field. Just make sure to keep a list of what your values are and what type of person you want to work for you. As soon as you do this...
In this tutorial, we learn how to write a values statement. First, you will need to think of five to seven values that are important. Make sure these are more than one word and are shared ideas by everyone. There shouldn't be more than seven values, so everyone can remember them. The point is that everyone has values, find something that everyone has in common and guides your behavior as an organization. It may be in your mission statement, but don't worry about it, think of separate statemen...