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How to Become a YouTube Sensation

Famous YouTubers such as PewDiePie and Zoella have a huge fan base and a host of lucrative sponsorship deals with major brands. They earn millions from posting entertaining, informative, and often irreverent vlogs online. For anyone who loves to spend time online, it isn’t hard to think that posting YouTube videos is a sure-fire way to fame and fortune, but surely, it can’t be that easy, right? Unfortunately, although people like JennaMarbles and KSI make it look incredibly easy, YouTube is not that easy to crack. It’s now the number two social networking site on the planet, second only to Facebook. There are around 300 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute – and yes, you did read that correctly! Not surprisingly, with the YouTube audience watching 5 billion videos every single day, it isn’t easy to stand out in a very overcrowded marketplace. However, if you persevere, you…

Revealed: The Most Common Misconceptions That Hold Bloggers Back

Regular readers of this blog will know that blogging is one of the best ways to make money via the internet. It requires minimal investment, can be completed at a time to suit you, and is a phenomenon that continues to grow each year. Quite frankly, there’s never been a better time to be involved with this type of business. Unfortunately, the vast majority of bloggers fail to ever accomplish their goals. Worse still, those failings are very rarely rooted in a lack of writing ability. Ultimately, if you want to make money from your blog, you need to treat it like a small business. As such, learning from your mistakes essential. Before you do that, though, you must pinpoint them. Quite frankly, assuming that it’s all about the writing is the biggest error of judgment imaginable. A successful blog will excel in a whole host of areas, starting with…

Need gift ideas? This post has you covered

It can be difficult to know just what gifts to get for many situations. After all, many gifts have been done before, and they’re just not unique enough to be noticed for that special occasion. Luckily, Uncommon Goods has you covered. The company is all about sustainability, and suppliers work to make products in environmentally and socially responsible ways. That means no products containing fur, feathers, or leather, and only selling products that don’t harm people or animals. Need a wedding gift? Check out the personalised cutting boards which have the happy couple’s names carved into the top, or take a look at one of the beautiful anniversary wine boxes, which are a great way to help friends and family members celebrate their ‘firsts’. And if you’re the bride, you’ll probably want to get something special for your bridesmaids. The birth month and flower necklaces are a great way to…

Five Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer Before the Big Day

Planning a wedding requires all kinds of research and organization on your part. It also requires you to interview possible vendors for the big day. One of the most important people you can hire to help make the day memorable is a wedding photographer. They will be the one responsible for snapping all those candid and posed shots that you will be able to hold on to the rest of your lives. Because the wedding photographer carries a lot of responsibility on the big day, you want to make sure you’re hiring the best one for your needs. So, before you start to look around and interview potential photographers, here are a list of questions you can be mindful of and ask during the meeting. Ask About Their Experience It’s quite normal to assume that the pricing is the most important thing to ask, but in reality, their experience matters…

Don’t Let A Low Bank Balance Halt Your Summer Holiday Plans

Summer is coming, which means that now is the perfect time to start thinking about your summer holiday plans if you haven’t already. For a lot of us, we only get four weeks of vacation time a year, which means that when it comes to using them, we want to make the most of the time that we’ve got. The only problem is that sometimes jetting off to somewhere sunny doesn’t seem like it’s within your reach because your bank balance is painfully low. If you’re feeling the pinch financially, don’t worry you’re not alone. At one point or another, most of us will find ourselves low on funds. However, just because your bank balance is low, that doesn’t mean that you and your family should miss out on traveling this summer. Because luckily, there are plenty of simple hacks that you can implement to make traveling this summer more…

What to do with an empty backyard?

If you have a big backyard you are probably often wondering how to utilize it and what can you do to improve its functionality? Well, there is no right or wrong answer in this case. It all depends on your personal preferences and what you actually need at the given moment. You see, backyards are great as they allow us to tinker and try out new approaches. In that regard, you can either opt or something functional or fun; it is all up to you. That being said, we can divide backyard solutions into two groups: things that are fun and things that are functional. Without further ado, let’s check the both of them. Fun solutions Whether you will use your backyard for fun or functionality depends on how much money you have and whether you have small kids. If you have small children running around you will most likely…

A Brief Guide to Auctions

Valuation Before an item can be entered into an auction, it must be properly valued by a qualified auctioneer. The auctioneer will use their own unique knowledge and experience to assign a realistic pre-sale estimate to the item. In most cases, the estimate is presented in a sliding scale, ranging from a low estimate to a high estimate. Although the estimates give sellers a basic idea of how much their item may sell for, it is not a guarantee; some items sell for much more than their highest estimates, while others sell for much less. If a seller is particularly concerned that their item may not reach its lowest estimate in the sale room, he or she will have the option of imposing a reserve price on the item. The reserve price is the lowest price the seller is prepared to buy for; if the bidding fails to reach the…

Protect Your Phone From Hackers

Odds are that you have your smartphone nearby, in fact, it could be how you’re reading this article. That just goes to show how ubiquitous they are in modern society. But, as convenient as they are, they can also be dangerous. How many apps installed on your phone have your personal information stored inside? Even things like addresses and phone numbers can be tantalizing bait for hackers, which is why you need to stay protected. Today, we’ll show you the best methods for avoiding hackers, from using AVG software to keeping a weather eye on your phone. Android Virus Scan Since phones are essentially small computers that fit in your pocket, you have to treat them as such. Would you go online with your laptop without an antivirus program watching your back? As one of the best free antivirus for Android, AVG is a fantastic option for anyone looking to…

Five Great Nostalgic Gift Ideas

Technology has made many staples of the past nearly obsolete, such as paperback books, board games, Polaroid cameras, and stand-alone game consoles. Despite the blazing speed of new inventions that do more out of the box than their predecessors could do in a lifetime, many people are expressing a desire for nostalgic gifts. As Alastair Bonnett from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom explains, today’s marketers sell electronic gadgets as an escape from 21st century reality. The faster things change, the more nostalgic people feel for the past. They wouldn’t necessarily want to live in an earlier era, but they do enjoy the look and feel of items that were popular in the past. Here are some of the things that are making gift lists in developed countries across the world: Replica of an old-time camera: While it’s no longer possible to create the photographic plates used in the late…

How the Internet of things will Make our Lives Easier

We all fill our homes with numerous gadgets. From our fridges to our security alarms, all of them make our lives easier. But the internet of things is expected to change these gadgets for the better, helping us reduce risk, and making it easier for home insurance companies to work out what our premiums should be. This means more accurate coverage- a win for people who are going out of their way to reduce risk. These smart devices will reduce risk by making it less likely that you’ll have a costly incident at home. They’ll all eventually be connected to our smart devices, increasing our quality of life. And it’s not far away either- we can expect there to be around 50bn worth of smart devices around the world by 2020. Some of these devices include security cameras, automatic heating and A/C, solar panels, and more, all connected to our…

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