Simple useful cheat sheets that can improve productivity

While blogging or pursuing money making opportunities online, I kind of repeat certain actions repeatedly. Actions like copy, paste, crop, save and moving around tabs for information are kind of must do daily. If you are not using shortcuts to perform all the action above, you might be wasting precious time doing those little actions. In order to be efficient and make use of our time better, it is important and necessary to learn up some shortcuts we often use. The time you save might just be enough to produce another blog post or even create another money making opportunity. Time is money. Spend it and use it wisely.

Check out MakeUseOfCheat Sheets for shortcuts, tips and guides. Print these cheat sheets out and stick it on the wall beside which you can easily refer.

P/S: When opportunity presents itself, you need to be fast enough to capture them.

Turn Your Smartphone into a workstation instead of a game device

IPhone 6 was launched recently. Are you one of those fans who waited in the long queue for days just for a bite of fresh new Apple? Once you get your hands on one of those smartphone, what do you actually do with it? It is an expensive high tech device with lots of convenient and handy features. Either it is an Apple or Three Stars, you can get a brand new laptop with the same price. So now the big question is are you using smartphone as your workstation or just a game device? If you are an entrepreneur, you might want to make full use of your smartphone to increase productivity. Check out infographic below for some great apps which can be very helpful in your work.

Remember that smartphone is basically a smaller version of laptop. Instead of using it just for calls and entertainment, make full use of it be turning it into your mini workstation or a personal digital secretary.

P/S: The infographic is from Entrepreneur.

44 smartphone apps to increase productivity for entrepreneur Turn Your Smartphone into a workstation instead of a game device

smartphone apps to increase productivity for entrepreneur

Do you know what to do in life?

How many people really know what to do with their life? Have you ever think of this question before? Or are you just one of those people who just follow the trend and do what others are doing? If you are hoping to become an entrepreneur, did the above question flash through your mind? Check out below infographic and take a look at some of the successful entrepreneurs who found their goal in life. Take note at the age and how their discover what to do with their life.

If you still haven’t found what to do with your life, relax and don’t worry about it. Just stay positive and keep on learning. Gear yourself properly with knowledge, skills and experience. If you really do find something to do, at least you are prepared. Even if you did not find anything interesting to do, just enjoy your life as everything that you learned and experience will serve you well eventually.

P/S: The infographic is from Funders and Founders.

how people realize what to do in life Do you know what to do in life?

You discover money making opportunities when you understand your customers and their demands

Besides blogging, I like to check out shopping complex around the city. I’m not the kind of person who likes to buy things but I do likes window shopping. Especially when I’m getting bored or tired of blogging, taking a walk is good. The main reasons that I choose to walk around shopping complex is because I wanted to take a look at what people are buying. If you are running business selling things to locals, I suggest you do so too. It is a great way to learn about your customers and identify the best way to sell your products.

The first thing that you’ll notice when you walk around shopping is the type of customers around you. As shopping complex can be consider the most popular place most customers visit, you may assume your potential customers are among these people. Once you understand that these are the people that you are trying to make money from, next is to check out their behavior, interest and what’s making them spend money. You can do this by simply checking out the most crowded area in the shopping complex. Take a look at what customers are buying. And you will discover that products that sell like hot cakes are usually promoted by several similar shops. One of the best examples is smartphone. Some shops will even try to squeeze out a small corner just to sell smartphone. It just seems like that small corner is good to make some profits.

While walking around the shops, don’t just check out popular crowded shops only. Shops that rarely have any customers too are worth take a look too. 2 questions you can think about when checking out these shops. Why aren’t there any customers? How do they survive? Two similar shops are selling the same products but one is crowded with customers and the other shop has no customers. There is surely a reason behind it. If you can figure it out, perhaps you might be able to apply it into your business. Some shops rarely have customers but they seem to be able to continue doing business. Why? Perhaps these shops have alternative source of income which we might not know. It should be interesting to find out.

At the center stage of shopping complex, there will always be some kind of event. Did you ever track down the type of events shopping complex organize mostly? The events usually related closely to customers’ interest. Things like wedding, property, smartphone, health products, cosmetic and automobile are some of the products that often occupied the floor. Just pick a weekend and check out the shopping complex close by. Take a closer look at customers’ reaction and the products presented on the floor. I’m sure it is easy to differentiate which products capture customers’ attention. And you should be able to figure out which products sell most and ways to sell it.

If you are able to see things from the angle that I’ve explain above, try to think about this question when you visit the shopping complex next time. What do these customers need and what are their demands?

Search for Similar Site to increase traffic

Check out this interesting website call Similar Site Search. It basically enables users to check out similar sites in different languages and countries. This site is kind of useful especially if you are trying to create a similar website in different language. Some people check out successful popular website in English and trying to duplicate a similar website in different language hoping to make some money out from it. There are also some useful strategies which you can make use of this site too. You may track down other websites which are similar to your own site. You may contact the site owner and perhaps come out with projects which might benefits both side. One of the strategies is by introducing each other website to own readers. An exchange of backlinks from both sites can be beneficial too.

You may also try to index your website at similar search engine. Just follow the instruction provided by the site. Anything that can help increase site traffic is definitely worth doing.