Thursday, January 30, 2014

Earn Money From Blogging: Five (5) Reasons To Monetize Blog

People have various reasons for starting a weblog. Some like to use it as an avenue to express their thoughts and feelings. Others lean towards this marketing platform to establish their reputation in their respective industries. There are those who want hone their writing skills through it and then there are people who see it as an opportunity to generate revenues online.

Why Monetize Your Blog
Learn the top reasons why you should monetize your blog. Here are five (5) of them.

1.       It’s cheap. You may opt to setup one that is free-hosted such as the one offered by Blogspot or Blogger or you may choose to pay a few dollars per month via Wordpress.org. Whichever path you decide, you can easily begin today without worrying about ROI (return of investment) too much.

2.       It’s a hobby and it’s a money-maker at the same time! You get to enjoy what you love doing the most and you get paid for it as well! Who can ever resist that? There are many influential bloggers today who started blogging as form of entertainment – to relieve stress and concurrently to share their knowledge. Now, several of them receive offers and multiple opportunities to earn income from it – either by acquiring writing-related contracts and projects, being invited to conduct national and international seminars or simply being an advertising partner slash publisher.

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3.       You will have no problem setting up third-party advertisements. Making money faster has never been that easy. Integration of ads is quick and simple to follow through. Plus, there is a wide variety of options to choose from: Google Adsense, Chitika and Infolinks to name a few.

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4.       Writing is the only skill required. You don’t need to sell anything, contact every person you know or beg for attention just to obtain cash and reasonable payout. Just share your passion to the world and write about it. Compose quality and shareable content and you can monetize them well in no time. Good alternatives include creating sponsored posts or paid reviews once in a while.

5.       Be your own boss. How do you feel about owning your own time, working at your own pace and doing it anywhere you want – by the beach, at the top of the mountain, in the countryside? All you ever need is a just smartphone or a tablet. You can earn money at home too using desktop or laptop. How cool is that?

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Reasons to spend Christmas in the Philippines

The Philippines undergoes a drastic transformation during the Christmas season. Every year, during this same time, traffic goes from bad to horrible. Shopping malls fill up with people from opening to closing time, and sometimes even way after that. People will be rushing everywhere hurrying to avoid traffic jams and to get some last minute Christmas shopping done.

However, aside from this, the Philippines also magically transforms into a warm and almost magical place to spend Christmas in.

In fact, despite all the hassles that come with the Christmas season, here are some of the biggest reasons to spend Christmas in the Philippines
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The country becomes one big colorful light show

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You see, during Christmas, every house in the country never fails to get adorned with Christmas lights or colorful Christmas lanterns of different designs. So once December darkness falls, these lights dazzle the streets with twinkling and blinking displays of varying tempo.
In fact, some people do not stop with lighted windows or doors. They even adorn their trees with waterproof lighting to make the whole garden or backyard glow with majestic awesomeness – enough to light up the Christmas spirit in anyone.

The biggest catch though is that your electricity bills skyrocket during this season.

Bazaars and midnight sales fill the nights with activity

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December nights are usually kept busy with plenty of bazaars and midnight mall sales, as if the whole day is not enough for shopping. In fact, even late at night, Makati, Manila, Ortigas, and practically anywhere in Metro Manila become flooded with people rushing to and fro to get from one bazaar to the next. Public transport drivers can attest to that.

In short, December basically becomes one long crazy shopping season in the country. It is exactly for this reason that a lot of tourists also flock to the Philippines to take advantage of the rock-bottom prices. Everything becomes a steal the closer Christmas comes.

Get serenaded with carols and Christmas Videoke

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If you have any experience living in thePhilippines, you will know that Filipinos are a musical people. This peculiar trait becomes more evident as the season allows the nonstop singing of Christmas songs. In fact, if you don’t get enough doses of Christmas songs from carolers at night, you are certain to get your fill from the neighbors who will sing their hearts out in their own personal Videoke machines on full volume. How’s that for soothing the Christmas soul?