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Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss)

Tired of the corporate rat race? You can do these jobs just as easily overseas while reporting only to yourself.<p>Right now, I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Bucharest, Romania, with my laptop and an Americano. For the past five months, I’ve been traveling through Europe and the Middle East while …

3 Facebook Ads Case Studies for Improving Conversion Rate

Having trouble converting on your Facebook Ad campaigns? See how these companies do it.<p>To effectively increase conversions with digital advertising, it takes more than a little trial and error.<p>You probably know by now that there is more to high-ROI Facebook campaigns than a pretty image and catchy …

6 Tips to Successfully Transition From Your Day Job to Your Own Business

<i>This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Many of you reading this right now are working for someone else — helping someone else build their …

Famous Chefs Share Their Best Secrets For The Ambitious Home Cook

People always assume that a chef’s family eats like gods. It’s not true. I often find myself in a cooking rut. I work with food all day, so when I get home I’m out of ideas. My family has eaten so much penne with basil, cherry tomatoes, and mozzarella that they can no longer come up with clever …

20 Tricks You Can Use to Score a Cheap Hotel Room

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>If you're looking for a cheap hotel room, it's only gotten more difficult over the years. In fact, the average daily rate for U.S. hotel rooms has increased in the past seven years, to $121.37 in 2015, according to statistics resource Statista.<p>That doesn't mean you …

Personal Finance

100 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter, Better, and Wiser

Listen to these 100 podcasts and you will become wiser, smarter, and better at business and life.<p>Podcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, …

20 Online Invoice Solutions That Offer More Than Just Invoicing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More small business owners and freelancers recognize the benefits of moving from manual invoices created in a word processing program and then mailed or faxed to their clients, to online invoicing solutions that speed the process of …

Project Management

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Productivity

8 Reasons to Quit Dreaming and Start Your Company Today

Freedom to live life on your terms starting right now.<p>I had a dream that I went to a corporate picnic and I had to tell my kids to please be on their best behavior so it wouldn't limit my career. Actually, this wasn't a dream; it was a nightmare. If I had to create a title for my nightmare, it …

Create a Logo in minutes with Logo Foundry

Create your own brand logo<p>If you don’t already have a startup or <i>#brand</i>, chances are you’re thinking about creating one. A new app named Logo Foundry for iOS and Android can help by — you guessed it — creating a snappy logo for you.<p>You’ll still have to do some work to get there, though. Logo Foundry …

Graphic Design

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand (Infographic)

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by companies trying to build a brand people can't resist.<p>One critical element in brand building (not the only one, of course but one of the most important) is …

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

A Guide to Color, UX, and Conversion Rates

Color is one of the most powerful tools in the designer’s toolkit.<p>You can use color to impact users’ emotions, draw their attention, and put them in …

How to make the most memorable TV ad, according to neuroscience

Neuro-Insight advises advertisers (more detail below) to: disregard ethnicity and gender; ignore the hard-sell; contrast the pace; show lots of conversations and affection; and drive the action with music; and time the branding with the "reveal" of the ad narrative to really make their ads …

Neuroscience

How to Create Amazing Visuals for Your eCommerce Business

Did you know that the human brain can process images 60,000 times faster than plain text? Since 90% of the information sent to our brain is in form …

The 101 Most Beautiful DIY Projects of All Time - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

No one can complain of dearth of DIY ideas, for the web is littered with all kinds of DIY project ideas. Instead of helping, the abundance of project …

Crafting

Top 5 Apps for PR Pros and Startups

Whether you're a professional in public relations or have a one-man business, you will need to know how to use PR to your best advantage. Try these …

5 tools to build your brand online

If you’re like the average business owner, your online presence doesn’t reflect the hard-earned reputation you’ve built in real life. There may even …

Infographics

Tracking Digital Marketing Campaigns Without Expensive Software

There are a lot of tech companies that are taking a crack at tracking digital marketing campaigns. If you have the budget to invest in software, …

Marketing

18 Passive-Aggressive Email Phrases: Here's What They Really Mean

Effective or obnoxious? You decide.<p>Ah, email. Everyone hates it, yet most of us use it for the majority of our communications with acquaintances, sales prospects, and pretty much everyone we do business with. We use email to brainstorm ideas, close deals, make pitches, and form new friendships and …

Eat Drink Lucky 2016 Beverage Trend Predictions

The Sixth's "Silly Rabbit"<p><b>Eat Drink Lucky 2016 Beverage Trend Predictions</b><p>From soda to cider to Aquavit and smoky cocktails, 2016's beverage trends truly have something for everyone. So raise a glass (or two!) and toast to the year ahead, perhaps with a glass of orange wine.<p><b>Orange wines</b> are popping …

Flavors

How-To: Make Gmail the default mail app in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox on Mac

I’ve never been a fan of the stock Mail app in OS X, so I generally find myself relying on Gmail inside of Chrome for all of my email needs. In fact, I don’t have any email accounts configured inside of the stock Mail app at all. With this in mind, I always get frustrated when I inadvertently click …

10 Budget-Conscious Digital Marketing Strategies

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While startups with mega-valuations and millions of dollars in venture capital may get all the attention, most startups are on much leaner budgets. In 2014, for example, 82 percent of U.S. startups were self-funded.<p>For the majority of …

AdWords

Freelance Conferences to Attend in the US in 2016

Everyone freelances differently, which is one of the things that makes this business so liberating and, frankly, kick-ass.<p>With technology becoming …

Networking

How to start freelancing by Social Media Marketing [ Bangla Tutorial ]

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7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …