Friday, May 24, 2013

Do You Have What It Takes To Become An Online Transcriber?

There are many jobs that you can do on the Internet. Any of these jobs will let you earn money from home and depending on the pay, you can earn as much as someone who has a regular job. Among the many jobs available online, being a transcriber is one of the most common you can find. With the right skills, anyone can easily earn money at home as an online transcriber. Find out below if you have what it takes to become an online transcriber.
  • Sharp hearing. The most important thing you will need to become a good transcriber is sharp hearing. Do you often find it easy to hear dialogues in movies or to hear even quiet conversations? Is it easy for you to decipher what is being said even if you cannot actually hear the words very clearly? If your answer is yes, then trying out a transcription job is worth it.
  • Persistence. In most transcription jobs, it is inevitable that you might encounter audio files that are very poor in quality. In audio files like these, you might have to keep on listening to particular parts that are not easily understandable. You must have the patience and persistence to listen to these parts over and over again in different speeds if necessary to be able to figure out what is being said.
  • Speed. Most audio files are given for transcription with a specific turn-around time. It is important that you can work really fast. This includes having a very good typing speed of at least 50 words per minute. Having a really good typing speed will allow you to finish transcription fast.
  • Punctuality. Most clients are very strict when it comes to deadlines of transcriptions because it is often very important for them to get the transcription as soon as possible. You need to be able to comply with deadlines and it is a must that you are prompt with submissions of transcriptions.
  • Good internet connection. Being a transcriber means that your client will be sending large files if the audio files are long. A slow Internet connection will affect how fast you can download these files and will also affect your turn-around time. Hence, make sure that you have a good and reliable Internet connection that will allow you to download several large files at a time.
  • Good headphones. You must have a pair of headphones that can effectively cancel outside noise. This will help you hear the audio better.
  • Transcription software. Although you can transcribed by simply playing the audio file with your usual media players, you will find it easier and more efficient if you use a transcription software. There are many of these available for free online.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Earn Money From Blogging: Eight (8) Things You Need To Remember Before Applying For Google Adsense

There are several ways on how to earn money online through blogging. One of them is through Google Ads. Adsense from Google is the world’s largest ads network. The rate it offers is higher than the rest of its alternatives hence most bloggers opt to earn money at home using this channel. Application is easy, getting approved though can be quite tricky.

Here are eight (8) things you need to remember before applying for Adsense.

    1.      Setup those pages.
·         About Me. Be descriptive about you and your blog – who you are, what you do and why you are blogging can be a huge factor in getting Google’s trust.
·         Contact Me. Make it simpler for both the readers and Google to get in touch with you. Show your email address and make sure that it jives with what you have written when you applied.
·         Privacy Policy. How you use, store, share and protect the personal information of your readers is important as well.

2.      Work on your content.
·         Language. Stick to English.
·         Niche. Avoid topics that relates to pornography, drugs and the like.
·         Quality. Aim for unique and informative copy. Forget about spinning articles.
·         Minimum Posts. There’s no exact number required but it’s safer to have at least 60 posts with 400+ words and up.
·         Frequency. Post regularly – three/four times per week.
·         SEO. No keyword stuffing and over optimization to manipulate Google rankings.

3.      Take note of your design.
·         Colors and Theme. Go for a pleasing and easy-to-read-and-navigate look.
·         Widgets. Keep it minimal.
·         Load Speed. Optimize!
·         Other Adverts. There should be no other adverts except Adsense.
4.      .com custom domain.
For sure and faster approval, stick to .com custom domains. Do not use sub-domains nor other extensions such as .tv, .info or .cc.

5.      Be natural in gaining blog traffic. Google hates anything that looks unnatural and paid.

6.      Verify that you are 18 years old and above. When you fill up the form, remember to tell Google that you are of right age.

7.      If you get rejected, you can always re-apply.

8.      Once you get approved: 
Google Adsense

·         You can place up to three (3) ads on your weblog. Display options can be text, photos, and banners.
·         Google supports an automated system thus it can be hard to get hold of a real person if you encounter a problem. It may take months before it can be resolved.
·         Google can disable your Adsense for various reasons. Be sure to follow their TOS (Terms of Service) to avoid getting banned.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's More Fun at the Ayala Center!

Filipinos are naturally a relational people, and love to hang out and spend time with loved ones in different shopping malls here in the Philippines. More and more people are now accustomed to flocking to malls for entertainment, dining, and just plain relaxing.

One of the prime projects of Ayala Land is the Ayala Center, one of the most noted shopping malls in the Philippines. Located in Makati, it is a prime location for dining, shopping, recreation activities, and entertainment. The Ayala Center is highly accessible for the many employees working in the Makati central business district, where an estimated four million members of the Philippine workforce go daily.

The Ayala Center includes Greenbelt, Glorietta, and Park Square, some of the shopping malls in the Philippines. Greenbelt includes a number of boutiques, dining establishments, coffee shops, and bookstores. Adjacent to Greenbelt is the Ayala Museum, featuring a number of pieces of Philippine history and art.

The Ayala Center also offers a number of department stores, which includes Rustan's, SM Makati, and The Landmark. These department stores offer great value for products such as clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories. It's the best place for the budget-friendly fashion maven. Shopping moms can also take time to purchase groceries at the SM Makati grocery store located nearby.

Several hotels also surround the Ayala Center, including Shangri-La Makati, Dusit Thani, Ascott Hotel, and Intercontinental Manila. These hotels offer high-quality facilities and amenities, perfect for visiting expats and guests seeking an urban hideaway.

Indeed, the Ayala Center is a thriving venue for individuals of different backgrounds. It invites people of different backgrounds and tastes to come together, enjoy, and relax. There's something for everyone in the Ayala Center!