Have you heard of the phrase “Monkey-see, Monkey-do”? It’s about how one monkey mimics the act of another monkey. Humans, having evolved from apes, also take cues from other fellow human beings when making decisions. This is called social proof. Social proof is a very effective way to convince prospective buyers by indirectly telling them, “People exactly like you have bought this product, so you should buy it too!” Social proof has been used for a long-time by advertisers to convince a prospective buyer that they should buy this product because everybody else is also buying it. A very simple example of social proof is shown in this video, where a person in the lift conforms to what everybody else is doing, even though they are all facing the wrong direction. See how powerful this is? Now let’s look at why “social proof” is so important. Why do bloggers need social proof? It creates … [Read more...] about What is Social Proof & Why Is It Crucial For Your Blogs Success?
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Thanks to the internet, people from across the world are now as connected as ever. Online stores, industry news sites, and blogs; professionals with the right skills and talent can now contribute to these websites without having to worry about location. All it takes is to establish a seamless collaboration platform that improves communication and productivity between online teams. 1. Use a Project Management Tool First things first, you need to have a tool that will enable everyone to know exactly what they should be doing. The traditional practice is to use emails as the primary means of communication. While this still works, it is difficult to convey the sense of urgency even if you specify deadlines in the email. This can make it difficult for your writing team to keep up with the editorial calendar, the blog’s quality standards, and each other when working on collaborative content. This is why the first software that every blogger should use is a project management … [Read more...] about 5 Online Collaboration Tips for Your Virtual Team [Tools]
Several years back, making money online or finding someone to complete some online work inexpensively was a pipe dream. However, with the advent of an online era, these demands are very easily met, and the opportunities are wide and varied. Obviously, when searching for a freelancer, we need to focus carefully on hiring the right person for the job we seek to fill. The key, of course, is to hire someone recommended by a trusted and reliable source who complete the work effectively and efficiently. One such resource is UPWork (formerly oDesk), one of the largest online job portals, where one can find freelancers such as graphic designers, project managers and software developers. Whether you have a short-term task or a long-term job, UPWork will help you find it at a reasonable price. You can even hire a team of people online if you have the right management skills. Create free account on UPWork How to get started with UPWork and hire a freelancer: UPWork allows you to either hire a … [Read more...] about How To Use UPWork To Hire Freelancer for Your Online Tasks
I have always wanted to list all the Microsoft products and services (just like I did Google’s). But Microsoft’s products are really diverse in nature and a good percentage of them are actually targeting companies and business users. Therefore I found it difficult to list all the products in an organized way. Microsoft’s products were mostly desktop applications until a few years ago. Now things have changed substantially and Microsoft has been launching a lot of standalone web and mobile apps for individual consumers. This is why I (finally) decided to list all the Microsoft products and services. Don’t Miss: Over 201 Google Products & Services You Probably Don’t Know Over 400 million Windows 10 devices. Over 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users. Over 400 million Outlook.com users. Over 3 billion Skype minutes a day. Over 669,000 Windows Store apps. That’s the stats of Microsoft. Credit: Microsoft by the Numbers Bing — A search engine by … [Read more...] about Over 61 Microsoft Products, Services, & Apps You (Probably) Don’t Know
As a student, a professional, a business person, or a freelancer — you might want to remain productive all the time. And, as you probably know, there are a bunch of tools and apps on the web that can make you super-productive. Of course, I’ve already published a handful of 101 listicles featuring productivity tools, marketing tools, social media tools, browser extensions, etc. but the problem is they are all huge lists. And I obviously haven’t tried all of them personally as my goal was to find and list the best of the best tools (in each category). So today, I am sharing with you my favorite productivity tools and apparently they’re the tools that I can’t live without. And no, it doesn’t include any social networks, or instant messengers, or messaging apps, or even any paid tools. Just ten free productivity tools — and it’s for anyone and everyone. That’s it! And I’m calling it: “The Fantastic Ten”. Quick Glance: … [Read more...] about The Fantastic Ten Productivity Tools (Free) To Get Things Done