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Can an App Help Freelance Copywriters Be More Productive?

One of the biggest challenges of working as a freelancer is figuring out the conditions that you need in order to be more productive. When you can get more work done in less time, you will be able to earn more while having more free time – and who wouldn’t want that? However, most of us are prone to distraction, forgetfulness, procrastination and other weaknesses that get in the way of our ability to focus and get things done. When you are a freelance copywriter, such as Laurence Blume at freelancecopywriter.co.uk, or a freelance writer of any other style (fiction, technical writing, blogging, etc.), you are probably looking for new and helpful ways to increase your productivity. What if it could be as simple as downloading an app? Sometimes an app or a program can be the perfect solution to keeping you on track and focused. There are many different apps out there that are designed to help freelancers make the most of their time and get things done. Helpful Productivity Apps for Freelancers Here are some of the apps out there that might help improve your productivity, so why not give them a try? NowDoThis Do you ever find yourself...
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Coping with Data Loss: 5 Lessons from Recent Security Disasters

It’s sadly become a fact of life that security breaches happen with alarming frequency. Hackers have been trying to get at valuable data for decades, but only in recent years have data breaches reached monumental proportions. During the 2013 holiday season, Target experienced a massive breach where 40 million debit and credit card numbers were stolen with other effects reaching up to 110 million customers. eBay more recently was the victim of a security breach where a database holding user passwords was infiltrated, giving attackers access to around 145 million records. Other breaches have hit Coca-Cola, Neiman Marcus, SnapChat, Michaels and even institutions of higher learning. (Tweet This) From these incidents, customers and businesses are quickly realizing cyberattacks are almost an expected occurrence, but there are also a number of important lessons that can be learned to prevent future problems or at least minimize the damage done. 1. Communication is Key If there’s a problem, companies need to communicate that to their customers as soon as possible. Bad communication can sometimes make a problem worse or ruin a company’s reputation. Target unfortunately didn’t alert customers until days after news outlets had already been running the story. In SnapChat’s case, months passed...
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Grow your Network Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding market continue to grow rapidly in the last few years. According to WordSpy.com, the earliest recorded use of the word "crowdfunding" was by Michael Sullivan in August 2006, but actually the first crowdfunding project is in 1984 and it is related to Statue of Liberty. In 2013 Massolution released a report with some shocking data – crowdfunding market growth – 81% in 2012, total amount of money raised $2.7 billion wordwide. On the next year prediction the amount was nearly doubled - $5.1 billion. https://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/the-world-reacts-to-massolutions-crowdfunding-industry-report/25192 Nowadays, almost every niche is covered by crowdfunding platform and during March 2014 one of the leaders – Kickstarter reported $1 billion in pledge over by 5.7 million people to creative projects. https://www.kickstarter.com/1billion Most likely these numbers made somebody angry and there are changes in law, even Paypal made changes in their TOS related to crowdfunding campaigns, however most of these changes are related to equity based crowdfunding, so startup dream is still alive for many. From another angle changes definitely need to be done to stop fraud and protect contributors. Crowdfunding is not just about money! True, crowdfunding main goal is to raise money and fulfill a dream. However there are many side benefits...
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Understand your social media and manage it with these convenient tools

Who says, social media is a time sink? If properly managed, it can act like an ultimate source of productivity as well as successful user base. People often ask me if there is a shortcut of managing social profiles for awesome follow-ship and great performance of their brand. I am sad to say NO! There is never a shortcut to success pertaining for a long time. But, there are ways, your effort become more productive than traditional ones. I suggest to those anxious, to use, the convenient tools for management of their social profiles and branding pages after understanding them properly.  Image Credit: www.toprankblog.com Every person has varying needs. Keeping it in my mind, I have tried to compile a list of social media management tools you can use to gain suitable results. Each one is simple to use and always inspire you or your employees to increasing your value in no time. Mind you, they are not shortcuts, but, oriented dose to your humble efforts. Who will not want to grab a motivating and productive tool? Buffer If you love scheduling, then Buffer is the tool you need. It is robust in performance to those who require scheduling of their...
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What Makes Good Online Forums?

There are a lot of online forums on the internet, but not all of them are popular, and among webmasters who want to develop their own popular online, a common question that's often asked is "What makes good online forums?" Well, the truth is that forum popularity is influenced by a lot of factors, and most of them have to do with the users and topics of the forums themselves. In fact, technology is the least important factor in creating a popular online forum. What really matters is keeping users engaged and making sure that new content is generated regularly. So if you want to create your own forum, here are some rules that you should follow.  Find A Reliable Forum Software The first thing that you will need for your forum is a reliable online software. A good software should have very little downtime, good security protocols, IP recognition filters as well as a visually impressive graphics. A couple of good examples are vBulletin and XenForo, but feel free to choose whichever software you like as long as they're reliable.  Encourage Controversy and Factionalism A good forum is a divided forum, and this is because factions and controversy stimulate discussion....
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