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Guide to a Successful Online Career

Literally, I just use this blog to write about stuff. I try to add information on technology because I am a marketer, so I brain dump what I know and I hope people read it. Recently I hit a wall and my business almost crashed. It was mainly due to a bad working relationship with someone that has been lucky enough to stumble across a place where he can sell his spam and make thousands of dollars.
I am envious in one way because he took the risk to get in there in the first place. Plus, sometimes it is about luck. Being in the right place at the right time. He was a teacher, and a pretty good one, and he’s got a good brain on him because he lives in Thailand like me and learned to read and write Thai (As well as speak the language too).
His hard work and risk taking paid off, and as an ex IBM employee to also English teacher in Thailand, he brought me out of teaching and into the online world too.
Unfortunately, it didn’t really work out as a business between us simply because it was his business. A partnership was on the cards, but honestly, that was never going to happen.
However, it did open my eyes to the world of online work. At the same time, it made it me lazy. At first, I worked hard. Then the money came easy. I took my foot off the gas and the wall came. Suddenly from $8,000 a month, I was down to $2,000. Luckily, I had an Airbnb plan that has saved me – and I have a pretty successful content and marketing business.

What Changed?
There are several things that drove me to change and start to work hard again. The fact that my friend proved that if you work hard enough, you will eventually be in the right place at the right time.
So far, I am up to around $5,000 per month again. Nonetheless, the worry and anxiety is still there. I needed more motivation

1.Exercising 

Recently I went back to the UK. Now I every time I go back it is usually pubs, green, and parties. This time though, my friends were cycling. I don’t mean your average cycling, I mean 14-mile jaunts. They urged me to join. I did an over 3 weeks I cycled a total of 84 miles.  

Since then I arrived back in Bangkok and the exercise disappeared along with my inspiration. Mainly sucked up by work. So, I have invested in a bike, found the nearest swimming pool, and I cycle everywhere now. By the way, I live in Bangkok, so I am cycling some dangerous roads! 

Since I started cycling: 

  • I feel more energetic 
  • I have better sleeping patterns 
  • It has encouraged me to eat better 
  • My work concentration has gotten better 

I am in the early stages, and I am a smoker, but I am hungrier for business and more focused on the work that I do. I am still not quite there, but I can see why so many successful people online say exercise and diet is so important. 

2.Cut down on Caffeine and increase Vitamin B intake 

Again, I am in the early stages of cutting down on caffeine. I feel affects too. Even after a good night’s sleep, I can wake up feeling the withdrawals. This is where I have my first ciggy of the day – not good. Then, I cycle about 2 miles at 9am in the Bangkok early morning heat to get a tea.  

That is my only caffeine intake of the day. I buy bananas on the way back and 2 bottles of water. Now my water intake was subdued because I drank a lot of tea – maybe 6 to 8 cups a day. Now instead I get through those 2 bottles of water in a day and I feel refreshed. Especially as I am a smoker. That also causes dehydration.  

I have to say, my smoking is much less to the point I actually feel like I could quit on my 15th attempt. I feel hydrated, the bananas are a great morning pick me up, and I also have Vitamin B and Vitamin C supplements that I am regularly taking.  

3.Have a sleep routine 

Suddenly I have fallen into a great sleep routine. I am asleep by 11-12pm and up at 8am or 9am. That’s a pretty decent night’s sleep. I do not set an alarm either. I wake up when my body says it is time to wake up. As an online worker that is a huge advantage for me because an alarm does not govern me! 

4.Organise Your Time 

Generally, I have been pretty good at organising my work schedule. The problem I have is that I am still not able to do the tasks I have assigned myself in a time frame that I have set myself. For example, today I was supposed to create a brief for an article about LIVE Dealer Suites that are a popular way to play online games. Instead I felt more motivated to write this blog – which I don’t get paid for sadly.  

5.Blog to yourself 

On the other hand, writing this is helping me put things into perspective. I am figuring out in my own mind how to get motivated. Admittedly, I almost played a game of Dota 2, but here I am writing this blog motivating myself to begin my day’s work.  

Life and Working Online is Tough – But We Can Do IT!!! 

Still I am not perfect, and there are jobs I dread but I know I need to do to ensure the money keeps rolling in. There are jobs I don’t mind doing – but honestly when I work, I have never enjoyed it – I just work for the money – that is me! However, my work is online and I do have a certain amount of freedom – that is the whole point of this, and if I get lazy, I earn less, if I earn less, I just pay the bills, pension, kids school, but have nothing left to enjoy my life.  

In the end the above factors are helping me head in the right direction towards building a successful online business. 

What you think about Social Media Games

When it comes to social media online games, they came to my life when I was done exploring the people around me and wanted to connect to the world. As an adult, I only have time to just go through my social media sites and “Like” the information shared by my friends and family.

It also helps me share the information that I find interesting with my friends.

 One day I got the notification from my friend Deborah to play Farmville. I thought she just wants me to play because she wanted energy (its a term when the player has exhausted their life and need an upgrade) so I joined in.

It is an addictive game as it gives an opportunity to create your own family house, you can purchase or rent property and you can create your own farm in short a virtual world. It helped me to explore new people with different backgrounds.

I could communicate with anybody around the globe who was a part of the game. It gave me the feeling of a perfect world and also it gave my imagination power. The game was super addictive and when my friend and I used to meet, we talked about nothing but how to upgrade my life and how to collect properties, purchase more farm etc. You can well relate to me if you have played the game.

 Later when I came to my senses I realized that my friends and I had more to talk about instead of a game. I realized that I did satisfy my need to explore the world but also made me realize that it cost my time which was more valuable. I was happy playing the game yet I was living in a delusional world. It’s not like I don’t go for online games but then I also know when to create a line between addiction and healthy competition.

 I have played basketball and I have also gone full nerd on Farmville but nothing can compare the satisfaction from both.
I loved playing both and I have grown addiction towards them yet I do not know which one will I choose if given a chance. To be true I love them both and I still play it depending on which one would I want to play first. It is truly said, “some habits are hard to leave.” I am just glad that none is harming my body but then again I was given another tip of advice “Excess of everything is harmful”, this helps me control myself.

Find out more about Farmville from Zygna Games.

Why is MOBA gaming so popular?

It may seem absurd to compare Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games to popular, global team sports like basketball and soccer. However, the reason MOBA gaming is so popular is because it has quite a lot in common with them. Like these team sports, MOBA gaming also has certain similar traits that have granted it an almost universal appeal.

The foremost reason that MOBA gaming is so pervasive and popular is because just about everyone can participate. Most people these days have computers and a lot of them use their computers for gaming, whether frequently or occasionally. The great thing about MOBA games is that they do not have high system requirements and so, they can be played on computers that are not too high-powered. Furthermore, most MOBA games are free and usually, a disc does not have to be purchased. Rather, most of these games can be downloaded online without paying anything.

Compared to video games from other genres, MOBA games are actually fairly accessible. Playing these games tends to be relatively easy, especially because the characters in these games have limited powers and the controls tend to be straightforward. Even understanding the objectives is generally easy. Players know what lanes they have to run down in order to find enemies and the towers that have to be destroyed are also quite obvious.

No doubt, players who get too comfy may end up playing poorly, which may affect their team negatively. However, that does not change the fact that getting into and learning the basics of MOBA games can be quite easy, but at the same time, mastering them requires practice. Like any sport, the fact that mastering these games requires practice and takes time makes them even more popular.

Apart from playing them, watching others play MOBA games tends to be equally entertaining. Live matches are constantly being streamed on websites like Twitch.tv and thousands of gaming enthusiasts tune into watch them. MOBA games have not only been developed to be easy to access and play, they are also easy to watch and understand for the audience.

Ultimately, MOBA games are just another form of e-sports and they are popular for the same reasons. Another major reason being that many people enjoy being competition and are fond of playing competitive games. As easy as MOBA games happen to be, the key to leading a team to victory is to proper execution and skill.

This is why MOBA gaming can be compared to traditional sports. Playing MOBA games on a competitive level, may actually require a greater skillset than that possessed by an average gamer. However, the great thing about these games, as mentioned, is that just about anyone can start playing them and strive to master them.

Hence, just like the popularity of traditional sport is likely never to wane, the popularity of MOBA gaming will also keep on growing. Moreover, just like there are those who enjoy and prefer watching traditional sports rather than participating in them, MOBA gaming happens to be entertaining and fun enough that people can just watch these games being played.

Here is the definition of MOBA games from Wikipedia.

5 Different Ways People Make Money Online

As an internet entrepreneur I am always looking for ways to invest in new ventures. It isn’t easy because I had to start small and work my way up. Firstly, there is the grind of the laborious work. Next, you use that money for your next online venture. You start to pay people to do the grind so you can work your way up. The process continues and along the way you learn how others are making money online.

I am still grinding and only making around $3,000 to $4,000 a month. If I really applied myself to my initial trade, which was IT networking, I could probably work my way to that kind of salary in couple of years and have all the security I don’t currently have by working as online entrepreneur.

Nevertheless, I would not swap my freedom for the world. Working online is effectively being your own boss once you work your way up the ladder. You still have deadlines for sure. However, overall you decide the hours you work in order to get the task in hand done on time. This is as opposed to getting into work at 9am and having until 5pm to get all the work completed. The alternative being staying late with no overtime.

Not for me!

Here are 5 different ways I know people make money online:

1. Writing Articles

Pretty much what I am doing now writing this blog. Writing pay starts low, but once you build up a reputation, then you can start getting paid serious money if you land the right job.

2. Freelancing using websites like UpWork

This covers the above topic of writing and a huge range of other skilled jobs. Web design, Java Developers, Internet Marketing, SEO, Social Media, web maintenance, graphic design and almost anything you can think of that means working on a computer to get the task done

3. AdSense Marketing

If you are good at marketing and writing, then you can bring a lot of traffic to your website. With a good amount of traffic, you can use the magic of Google AdSense to help companies advertise their service/product on your website.

The ads will be niche relevant so they are targeted and fully controlled by AdWords. This makes it easy for you because you just need to make sure the Ads show up in a space dedicated to AdSense on your website. Each time someone clicks on the Ad, you get paid.

There are so many ways to get niche specific traffic to your site too; such as, Social Media and Email marketing. The people behind the campaigns for the companies that show up your site are usually freelancers that are experts in Google AdWords.

4. Affiliate Marketing

For those able to crack AdSense marketing, affiliate marketing should also be a doddle. Instead of giving people the option to click on niche relevant Ads on your website, you are actually going to writing content that is in some ways a direct sales pitch.

With AdSense you are only providing information relevant to the niche of your website – the Ads are just an extra. On the contrary, with affiliate marketing, you are actually trying to get people to commit to buying a product by following a link.

When the site visitor clicks on your link, he/she is led to the company that owns the product/service. That link will have your affiliate code embedded. Once the sale is made, you are paid an affiliate commission.

Web hosting is probably one of the most popular affiliate marketing out there. Amazon is another great place as well as JV Zoo. Also, online casinos pay very good money for referrals; just check out naga128.com for an example of a great affiliate marketing company/website in Malaysia.

5. An online shop

Of course, this is an obvious one. Find the right market to target and you could save all the costs and hassles involved with having your own physical shop because you can sell everything you need online.

Driving traffic to your site will mean undertaking several marketing and advertising strategies. Leaflets and business cards to local clientele is a great place to start. Local online advertising via directories is also a great way to start small.

Once you begin to conjure up interest locally, you can use your locally gained customers’ Social Media to spread the word about your online shop nationally.

How? Remember, people on Facebook will have customers all over the country, and some globally. You can create a Social Media campaign such as Facebook advertising to spread the word to those connected to the people that have liked, followed, or endorsed your website via comments/engagement

Facebook Ads allow you to reach out beyond those that have liked your page. What better than to reach out to friends of your customers as a large number of them will be like minded individuals hence the friendship. It then stands to reason that the friends would most likely like the same kind of product/service.

If you don’t want to use paid ads, then find another way to get more people to your site via Social Media like creating a competition that will help you achieve your goal

The End

Here are 5 ways you can make a career online. It is not for everyone and you will not always feel secure. Sometimes you will fail, but if you keep trying, you will win. Like I said, I am only at $3,000 – $,4000 a month. Some people I know are getting 10 times that! I still would never swap what I do now

List of Recreational Activities for You So That You Can Enjoy Yourself in Your Free Time!

Everyone is so busy in their work and studies that they don’t get enough time to pay attention to themselves, their hobbies and activities they love to do when they have some free time on their hand. You must have heard the saying,” All work and no play makes Jack a dull man.” It just means that if you are working all the time and not taking breaks or time for other activities, it will have an adverse impact on your life. We do understand that working or studying is essential if you want to make it big in this world, but ignoring everything else can create problems in your relationships as well as for your physical health.

Just like your brain, your body also needs some activity so that it can be strong and function to the full potential. There are many recreational activities that you can indulge in so that your free time is spent productively and you will get benefits from the same. Depending on your health and inclination towards different sports, you can choose outdoor recreational activities or indoor recreational activities. We are sure that whatever type of activity you choose, you will enjoy and will be able to experience stress relief and relaxation.

Outdoor Recreational Activities

  • Sports provide you the required exercise and a chance of being outdoors in fresh air. Therefore you can choose to learn and play any of the sports such as snowboarding or skiing if you stay in an area where you ca get ample snow. You can also try ice hockey or figure skating if you like an ice rink better than the outside snow.
  • If you stay in an area where there are mountains and hills, then hiking and trekking can be the best recreational activities for you. You can also go for bird watching, fishing or swimming if there are water reservoirs near your hometown.
  • If there is a large river or the sea close to your town, you can go for sailing or snorkeling so that you can enjoy the thrill and adventure of sailing in the sea. The snorkeling can help you in understand the underwater world and various species of the sea creatures.
  • Backpacking across a state can make you understand the diversity of nature, culture as well as lifestyle and this experience and definitely enrich your life and provide you with a well-deserved break.

Indoor recreational activities

Although it is a fact that engaging in indoor recreational activities will have a positive impact on your health, even indoor recreational activities will provide benefits to people. A game of table tennis or Badminton can provide you the same health benefits like that of any outdoor sports. An additional benefits of indoor activities is that they can be enjoyed irrespective of the season and weather outside. Dancing is another activity that you can enjoy even inside your home as you can take online tutorials and learn the dance steps inside the comfort of your home. Learning martial arts can also be considered as an indoor recreational activity that will increase your endurance and physical fitness. Online games for free or for real money via sites like www.c9bet.com offers.