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Best SEO tricks from TOP SEO Experts – Quick 14 Steps

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Do you want to know the best SEO tricks from online marketing gurus?

I’m talking about Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Robbie Richards, Ramsay Taplin and Bryan Harris!

And I’m going to reveal these experts’ secrets and tricks in this article!

I analyzed the most shared and highest-traffic articles to discover the secrets of their success.

Apply these simple SEO tips for the fast growth of your own blog or website!

Top SEO Tricks:

  1. Optimize and compress images in exchange for a faster loading time. Use Photoshop, or tools such as ImageOptim, Kraken.
  2. Test different hosting providers and choose the fastest one. Find out where your competitors place their sites and compare the loading speed. (WebhostingHero and Pingdom will help you.) My personal choice – SiteGround!
  3. Write a unique CTA in headlines and in the title tag of your page. Pay attention to your competitors’ headlines when you get the results of typing keywords in the search engine. You will also understand what types of posts are the most popular.
  4. Describe your meta description with a call to action. It is best to limit it to 117 characters so that mobile phone users can see your full description.
  5. Optimize your content for long tail and other relevant queries. Analyze the content of your competitors’ pages on your queries, including what words they use. You must use all the words that are relevant to the user’s question, and what he or she (and a search engine) should expect to find on your page. A comprehensive answer will always be rewarded.
  6. Create high-quality, well-researched content with data and explanatory images. It won’t be easy to make your way through content marketing if you write short features. In this niche, the length of posts is very important, and each one ought to add up to a minimum of 4,000 words. Update your content so that it always remains fresh and topical.
  7. Lead the user wisely. Keep your goals in mind when you write each post. If your goal is to sell something, create a sales tunnel, and try even the most absurd options. Sometimes success comes from where you expect it the least.
  8. Check your posts for any broken links from time to time. (Screaming Frog SEO Spider is the best helper!) Neither the user nor the search engine likes malfunctioning links. We access them and find ourselves face-to-face with a 404 error page, which means we will likely leave the page forever. It is essential that you customize your 404 page.
  9. An internal link is still a link! Do not write your posts just like that, without taking a second look. You should always have the internal structure of your blog right before your eyes. Each new post is a part, an item in your promotional strategy. Reinforce and nourish these posts with other articles, by offering internal links to the posts that are useful for you and your readers.
  10. Use outbound links! Do not be afraid to refer to other bloggers or influencers in your niche. Help people find the answers to their questions right on your page. This will be the first step toward building a mutually beneficial relationship.
  11. Don’t get too relaxed with the promotion of your posts. As far as I am aware, backlinks are still quite relevant! Even if you’ve become an expert, and your blog has a huge traffic ranking, you need to keep building partnerships with other bloggers, giving interviews, commenting on other posts in the thematic groups and communities on Google +, LinkedIn, GrowthHackers. This is business, and the rules are the same throughout. You need the team, and you definitely need assistants.
  12. Focus only on functioning traffic sources. Do not deplete your energy by doing everything at once. Find out where your target audience is and play off of that.
  13. Invest money in your future. Paid and custom images, the set of SEO tools — you have to pay for everything, and that is absolutely normal. Everything will pay off when people start paying you!
  14. Be yourself. We love individuality and idealize experts, but these are the same people who were just beginning their careers some time ago. Make mistakes and move forward, and know that hard work will always be rewarded, no matter what obstacles you face. Come up with your own SEO tricks, like Brian Dean and his legendary Skyscraper Technique.
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Ever Wanted to Read Deleted Messages on WhatsApp?

A few months ago, WhatsApp introduced this Crazy feature of letting people at deleting their messages, not just for them but for the recipient as well.

When someone deletes a message, you only get to know that the message has been deleted. If you were ever curious to know what was the bloody message that got deleted, read on for the to know about it.

Check deleted messages on WhatsApp

Whenever you receive a message on WhatsApp, you get a notification for it, if you haven’t muted the notifications for the particular contact or group.

Even though, WhatsApp has the ability to withdraw the notifications when the messages deleted by the sender, but if you use a third party app that saves a lot of notification, WhatsApp does not have control over the third party app to delete the notification.

Which means, if the deleted WhatsApp message is a text message, you will be able to read the messages using the notification history app.

One such app is Notif Log Notification History, you can install it from the Play Store.

  • Once we install the application, open the app, and it app ‘Enable’ at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then you will have to allow the app to access your notifications.
  • You can then select insert the apps for which you want to record the notification data.

Once you have set up this app, you will be able to go to the app and read the message even if it has been deleted by the sender.

Sadly, since the Notif Log Notification app does not catch Image files, you won’t be able to get the video or images that have been deleted by the sender.

Limitations:

There are a few limitations, however, as only the messages that have generated a notification on the device, and have been seen or interacted with, can be retrieved. In this case, interaction also refers to swiping away the original notification, whether in the notification bar or a floating message – in which case you’ve also probably seen at least a part of the original message when swiping away. The notification log only saves the messages on the device until it’s restarted. Once restarted, we noticed that the log was cleared.

Moreover, the method has a restriction that only the first 100 characters of the deleted message will be visible. The feature is available only for users running Android 7.0 and above. Users can only retrieve text which means any kind of media file cannot be recovered.

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How to get a job in Canada for Immigrants and Newcomers

Last Updated: 8th Nov, 2018
Are you new to Canada, or thinking of immigrating here for a job? You need to know how to get a job in Canada. Also you should know that employers here might ask if you have “Canadian Work Experience.”
This may sound like an odd question. There you are, coming from outside our country. You may have years of work experience and proper credentials from your homeland. Yet that may not be enough to convince Canadian employers of your worth.
So what is “Canadian Experience” and how can you get it (or get around it)? Read on for more.

What Do Employers Mean By “Canadian Experience?”

According to Jeffrey Lee, Employment Specialist /Practicum Coordinator at CDI College in Burnaby, British Columbia, “Employers look for Canadian workplace experience so that employees are familiar with workplace culture, social cues, and expectations.”
Since different cultures may have different ways of handling situations, “newcomers with ‘Canadian workplace experience’ are seen as being more capable of getting along with the workgroup,” adds Lee. He also notes that having your professional credentials and education authenticated here is important too.
There are other aspects to Canadian experience as well. Peter Dudka, Acting Program Manager, Transition to Employment Programs at Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services in Toronto, Ontario, points out that employers favour the following:
– Fluent English or French, depending on what province you are in. This is crucial. Accent is not an issue, but clear expression of ideas and understanding local terminology are what matter
– Local certification. Not necessarily a two year diploma or a Bachelor’s degree, but even the shortest course here that is relevant to the job will help you stand out from other job seekers
– Narrow specialization. Many newcomers instead offer (in resumes or during job interviews) wide experience and education, from which it is difficult to extract whether they can do that particular job or not.
Dudka adds to this list “the art of selling yourself, which is foreign to many newcomers in Canada. It is related to the previous point: you need to be able to clearly highlight your strengths in one particular field.”

How To Get “Canadian Experience”

No Canadian experience, no job. No job, no Canadian experience. It’s a conundrum that many thousands of newcomers face each year. Fortunately there are ways to overcome this obstacle.
Jeffrey Lee, who has helped internationally-trained professionals find employment, offers advice. “Many recent immigrants can start by volunteering with various charitable organizations, offering their expertise for a variety of projects.”
As well, Lee recommends attending a professional mentoring group where skilled immigrants are paired with local professional peers, to talk about how to prepare for entry into their desired occupation.  One such program in B.C. is from MOSAIC. He also suggests volunteering at businesses related to your profession, if they are open to this.
Peter Dudka suggests connecting with local agencies in Canada that offer free employment assistance to immigrants. “Through our agency, for example,” says Dudka, “we offer advanced English classes, work placements in Canadian companies, interview preparation courses and networking events with local employers.
If you happen to live in Quebec, you can get Canadian experience working in something called a Practice Firm. These are specially made businesses that only interact with one another. No actual money or salaries are involved. Practice Firms are training facilities that let you do specific jobs as if for real. There are 30 of these Firms in Quebec, and one in Ontario. A  list of these is available at the Canadian Practice Firms Network (CPFN).

Taking A Lower Level Job To Get “Canadian Experience”

To get your start in Canada, you may want to consider taking a lower level job here than you are used to. It could be quicker for you to get initial employment that pays less. While it may be a step down, it translates into Canadian experience. The truth is that this is a common approach for a good percentage of newcomers.

However be careful not to get stuck in a menial job that is hard to move upward from. It would be smart to consult directly with one of those local newcomer agencies mentioned above. They can advise you personally based on your circumstances and needs. Meanwhile, read Monster.ca articles on Working for Less: When It’s OK to Take a Pay Cut, and Should I Apply To A Job If I’m Overqualified?.

More About “Canadian Experience”

According to Jeffrey Lee, some industries such as IT (Information Technology, e.g. computing, software, telecommunications) may be less strict about where your experience is gained. Therefore this field might be easier to penetrate in Canada. At present, European-trained engineers may also have an easier time to get their credentials acknowledged than ones trained in Asia or the Middle East.
Other skilled immigrants can benefit from a program offered by the not-for-profit Allies, says Peter Dudka. Allies has created a National Mentoring Initiative in various cities across Canada. Mentoring offers a connection between a skilled immigrant and an established Canadian professional in the same or related occupation. It’s a way of helping skilled newcomers integrate into the workforce faster.

Working in this great country can be marvelous. There are all sorts of challenges and rewards for immigrants.

Getting your start here can be difficult, no doubt. It will make things easier if you’re prepared when the interviewer asks: “Tell us about your Canadian experience.”

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Exclusive Guide – TFSA versus RRSP

TFSA versus RRSP

Even without the long acronyms, these two money saving products have a lot on common. Both investment vehicles offer tax incentives for savers and encourage you to plan for the future.

Here’s how these 2 options measure up against each other.

TFSA RRSP
Tax deductible? TFSA contributions are not tax-deductible.  So your contribution will not affect your taxable income in the year that you make a deposit. The contribution and investment earnings are exempt from taxation upon withdrawal. Money that you put towards your RRSP is tax deductible. It therefore reduces your taxable income in the year that you contribute.When you withdraw from your RRSP this money is added to your income and taxed at current rates.
Contribution limit You can invest up to $10,000 per calendar year in a TFSA. However, this may change as the new Federal Liberal government implements its new budget strategy. It’s a bit more complicated trying to figure out the maximum contribution limit for an RRSP without tax implications – It is dependent upon your previous year’s income and pension adjustments.  For more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency.
Access You can access your money at any time. There are different types of RRSPs.  Locked-in RRSPs will not allow you to access your money until you hit a certain retirement age.  If your RRSP is not locked-in you can withdraw the funds at any time.Money that you withdraw from an RRSP will then be taxed in that year.
Taxes on withdrawal All of the money that you earn from your investment (i.e. interest, capital gains, etc) is tax free.
This means that your money can grow in the fund tax free and when you want to withdraw it, that income will also be tax free.
RRSPs are tax deductible and your portfolio grows tax sheltered.This means that you get the tax benefit when you put your money in.  When it comes time to withdrawing the funds, you will be taxed then.
Investment vehicles accepted A number of different investment vehicles qualify, including high interest savings accounts, GICs, bonds, mutual funds and stocks It can contain a variety of investments such as: RRSP savings deposits, treasury bills, GICs, mutual funds, bonds, and equities.
Beneficial for People who expect to be in a high tax bracket during retirement years. People who expect to be in a lower tax bracket during retirement years.
Minimum age limit You need to be 18 years of age and a Canadian resident to qualify No age restriction necessarily, but you do need to have generated RRSP contribution room by claiming earned income – which can be done by filing a tax return.
Maximum age limit There is no age limit. You are not eligible to contribute after the age of 71.
Benefits The money in your TFSA can be put towards whatever you’d like – there are no restrictions as to how or when you can use the money.
Also, unused contribution can be carried forward and accumulates in future years.
The tax benefits are immediate.  Also, come retirement age, you’ll be glad you put some extra money away

KEY TAKEAWAY

The main difference between an RRSP and TFSA is the timing of taxes:

  • An RRSP lets you defer taxes – an advantage if your marginal tax rate is lower in retirement.
  • With a TFSA, you’ve already paid tax on the money you contribute – an advantage if your marginal tax rate is higher when you withdraw the money.
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Investment Guide – How to invest money for Beginners

  1. Personal Investment: Introduction
  2. Personal Investment: Investing For Beginners – Know Your Savings Goals
  3. Personal Investment: RRSPs vs. TFSAs
  4. Personal Investment: Retirement Planning – CPP And Beyond
  5. Personal Investment: Bonds – The Safe Bet
  6. Personal Investment: Playing The Stock Market
  7. Personal Investment: Conclusion

1. Introduction

The article “Canada Beginners Guide to Personal Investment” covers simple “tips” for dummies or beginners on how to start your personal investments without hiring a financial consultant. This is the best article to learn how to Invest in Canada in 2018.

I assume you have a steady job and ready for investments. Big or small amount doesn’t matter. The important thing is that you need to start investing. Now, keep at it for the next four decades or so and you’ll be able to retire. Successful money management goes beyond just saving a portion of what you make. To really get the most out of your earnings, you’ll need to put it to work in a few choice investments.

2. Investing For Beginners – Know Your Savings Goals

Not sure where to start? Whether you’re already planning for retirement, or saving up for another life milestone such as your first home, here are the basics for beginning investors.

3. RRSPs vs. TFSAs

Most Canadians are more familiar with Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) than they are with Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSAs). This is in part because RRSPs have been around as a retirement savings’ vehicle for Canadians since 1957, and TFSAs only came into effect at the beginning of 2009.

Participating in both programs is similar in that you invest in a suite of options through your financial institution. But RRSPs get a boost from the fact that you get immediate tax savings (in the form of a deduction from your taxable income for the year in which they’re purchased). The tax-savings with TFSAs is that any money you earn on investments is non-taxable. (Down the road, when you do withdraw money from RRSPs, you’ll have to claim that as income at the time.)

While the upfront income tax savings from RRSPs may seem enticing, the fact is that if you’re just early in your career, and therefore making a relatively low income, you’re better off investing in TFSAs. Here’s why:

Let’s say you’re making a fairly low salary – the current national median income is $27,800 – and, you still manage to set aside $1,000 to invest. At the current minimum tax rate of 15 per cent, your tax-savings may only amount to a few dollars. But if you invest that $1,000 in a TFSA, it could grow significantly larger over time. A $1,000 investment that grew at five per cent a year would be worth $4,322 after 30 years.

If your career blossoms and you find yourself earning six-figures one day, you’ll be taxed at a rate of 26–29 per cent, making RRSP deductions a more-valuable consideration.

TFSAs also have another advantage over RRSPs in that you’re able to withdraw the funds whenever you want, without penalty. This makes them a useful savings vehicle for other big expenditures, such as the down payment on a house.

Keep in mind that both RRSPs and TFSAs offer the option of keeping your savings in cash, or investing them further in a GIC or stocks for further interest earning.

Check out this handy graph to learn more about RRSPs vs. TFSAs

4. Retirement Planning – CPP And Beyond

Current Canadian retirees benefit from two government-run pension programs: the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Old Age Security (OAS). The maximum monthly CPP payment in 2013 is $1,012.50. The current maximum monthly payment for the OAS is $550.99. Add that up, and you’re looking at $1,563.49. That works out to $18,761.88 a year.

It’s save to say that most of us wouldn’t be able to survive on that alone.
And even that may not be available when you’re ready to retire; in the 2012 budget, the age of eligibility for receiving the OAS was moved from 65 to 67 years of age. This is the first of many anticipated changes to the federal pension programs to deal with the fact that Canadians are living longer, and there may not be enough younger ones in the workforce to support all the baby boomers through a lengthy retirement period. In short, the onus is on young people to plan on financing their own retirement funds.

5. Bonds – The Safe Bet

The downside with investments held within both RRSPs and TFSAs is that they’re tied to stock markets and the overall health of the economy. The general trend has been for these types of investments to grow over time, but major market crashes – such as occurred in 2008 – can have devastating effects on people’s investments. In fact, many Canadians had to modify their retirement plans when the economy tanked and took a good chunk of their nest egg with it.

The principal invested in a savings bond is guaranteed by the government, making them as close to you can get to a sure thing. But that safety comes at a price: the current series of federal savings bonds pay a mere one per cent interest on the first year of the investment. And you don’t get any interest if you cash them in before the year is up.

6. Playing The Stock Market

Investing directly in individual stocks is the area where you can make the biggest gains, or take the biggest losses. But for every seemingly never-ending stock rise (Google’s $85 initial IPO price in 2004 has soared to approximately $1,010 in November 2013) there’s a reminder such as one-time stock market darling Research in Motion of how quickly things can change for the worse. RIM reached a high of more than $140 a share in 2008, but had dipped to less than $14 a share in 2013. You’ll also have to factor in brokerage fees for every transaction you make.

7. Conclusion

Different strategies work for different investors and different situations. An investor might employ more than one strategy, or choose a variety of investment vehicles depending upon their goals.

So, have a plan and a strategy.

Just like going on trip in your car, it is important that investors have a plan and a destination in mind before investing their money. Your goals—whether planning for retirement or buying a home—dictate your time horizon, which dictates your tolerance for risk. Additionally, you want to make sure that you diversify your investments so that some do well when the rest of your portfolio might not. This approach allows an investor to construct a portfolio that is in line with their risk tolerance and that balances potential return with some downside risk protection.

Hopefully this article has provided some insights and good ideas as you invest for your future.

Your journey is just beginning, however, your challenge is to keep learning and stay informed.

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The world’s first fully painted feature film! Loving Vincent

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Moment from the film ‘Loving Vincent’ in which each frame consists of an individual oil painting. Total of 65,000 frames were made and approximately 125 artists painted the movie frame by frame.

Loving Vincent is the world’s first fully painted feature film produced by Oscar-winning studios Breakthru Films and Trademark Films.

Biopics are a dime a dozen come award season, but Loving Vincent, about iconic Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, stands apart from the field as the world’s first-ever fully painted full-length movie.

In a category known for featuring children’s films, Loving Vincent is comparatively gritty fare, telling the dark story of the artist’s final days. Though Van Gogh is thought to have committed suicide, the movie explores the possibility that he might actually have been murdered.

This movie totally got robbed of the best animated feature Oscar. Unfortunately, nobody saw Loving Vincent and everybody saw Coco.

Synopsis

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist’s final letter to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sure-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armond becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armond digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent’s troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

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Top Biggest Mistakes Startups Make

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As a fellow entrepreneur, I’ve had my share of business success and failure. At the end of the day, I believe that failure is just as important as success, as it teaches you what to do, or not to do, next time.

That said, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out advice, especially when you’re new to the game.

If you’re a startup or toying with the idea of bringing a new product to market, here’s a look at seven big mistakes that startups tend to make. Avoid these whoppers and save yourself from having to learn everything the hard way!

1. Skipping The Business Plan

I realize it’s 2018. But a good old-fashioned business plan is just as important now, as ever. This doesn’t mean that it needs to be contained in a three-ringed binder of yore, but it does mean taking time to run the numbers, create your identity, and develop your sales and marketing plans –and target milestones. If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll have a hard time getting there. A business plan will help to keep you on track. Plus, if you’re hoping to secure funding, you’ll need this.

2. Not Accurately Gauging Interest

Yeah, I know. You’re in love with your product/idea/brilliant innovation. But is anyone else? Besides your mom? While bringing a new product to market is hard, bringing a product that will have little demand is even harder. In fact it’s soul-destroying. Don’t do it unless you’re certain it’s going to be well-received.

3. Not Defining Your Target Market

Before you launch a product into the ether simply hoping for the best, you’re going to need to run some numbers and create an accurate projection of how well that product will perform. Your first step in this journey is pinpointing your exact target market. Without a clear idea on WHO you’re marketing to, and what, exactly they’re interested in, you’re going to have a hard time pitching and promoting your product. Trust me, it’s hard to sell something when your audience isn’t even sure they want it.

4. Forgoing All Advertising Efforts

It’s 2018. These days, we need online advertising to succeed. The truth is there’s only so much that you can do with organic reach and word of mouth. At the end of the day, if you want to grow significantly, you’re going to need to pay to play, and invest in a Facebook/Instagram/Google ad campaign. Fortunately, ads have come a long way in recent years, and today, it’s easy enough to create a campaign that’s extremely targeted; drastically increasing your response rate. This is another reason why it’s important to know your audience. If you don’t, you won’t be able to reach them very well.

5. Pretending That You Don’t Have Competition

“I don’t have competition, I’m in a league all of my own.” I hear it often. Don’t fool yourself though, you have competition, just like everyone else. The secret to rising above isn’t pretending it doesn’t exist, instead it’s about finding that chink in their armor. Where is your competition lacking? How can you offer more value? Most importantly, is that value something that your customers actually care about? If you have a definitive answer, then by all means continue to pursue your business. But if you’re basically the same, but slightly different, then I’d tread carefully.

6. Ignoring The Elephant In The Room

You know what I’m talking about –that looming threat on the horizon that you’re uncomfortable about. This could be a strong competitor, waning interest in your product, shifting market conditions. Whatever it is, don’t ignore it in hopes that it’ll get better or go away. Because it won’t. You need to rerun the numbers and projections keeping this guy in mind. Years ago I started up an import business, but didn’t take into account rising oil prices. When oil went up, my profits went down and eventually the entire business model was no longer viable. Don’t ignore the elephant. Always keep it in mind when formulating your attack plan.

7. Being Stuck

As a startup, being flexible is key to survival. This doesn’t mean that you should flake out every 5 minutes, but it does mean being able to change direction when the winds change. Take Nokia, for example. They were a paper mill when they first started out. Or Sony. They sold rice cookers. Don’t be so in love with an idea that you’re blind to other opportunities. As a startup, your ability to pivot and flexibility is your strength. Think on your toes, make changes when you need to, and keep your eyes and ears open. Always have a backup plan.

If all of this sounds like a lot of hard work, that’s because it is. Success as a startup isn’t easy and it’s not getting any easier. But the truth is that big things rarely happen to those who are content to sit and wait. Instead, success is the result of a hard and difficult pursuit. It’s not always easy, but I believe that it’s worth it. With the above suggestions, you’ll already be 500 miles ahead of all the other guys out there.

Agree? Disagree? Any questions, hit me up.

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Simple Artwork to Relieve Stress

Amaterasu Best Drawing and Painting

Amaterasu Omikami (‘the great divinity illuminating heaven’) is the sun goddess, the most important deity of the Shinto religion and ruler of Takama no Hara (the High Celestial Plain), the domain of the kami or spirits.

Also known as Oho-hir-me-no-muchi or Amaterasu-oho-hiru-me, Amaterasu is the daughter of Izanami and Izanagi who made their daughter ruler of the sky. When her father Izanagi escaped from his visit to the underworld he had to perform a cleansing ritual in the river Woto and it was then, from the god’s left eye, that Amaterasu was born. She is also the elder sister of Susanoo (or Susa-no-wo) the storm god. Amaterasu constantly quarrelled with her mischievous younger brother and finally having enough, she exiled him from heaven.

How to relieve stress using Art

Ever heard that you can use the benefits of art to express your creative side and also to reduce stress? Yes, it’s true that creating Artwork can really minimize anxiety and lift your mood.

So next time when you are stressed, maybe your answer could lie in the pages of a sketchbook. Don’t worry, everyone is not good at art and to be honest, it doesn’t really matter.

Wondering Why??? Okay, let me explain. Even if you are NOT good at sketching, or artwork, you can simply color Pictures that Can help Relieve Anxiety. In this technique, no Drawing Skills are Necessary.

We all understand and current medical studies also show how chronic stress negatively impacts health, potentially compromising numerous systems in the body leaving us more vulnerable to a lot of health issues. So, here are TOP proven techniques of creating artwork that can reduce stress:

1. Drawing to have a relaxation response.

Grab a pencil or sketch-pen. The repetitive and rhythmic motion of drawing helps synchronize hand and eye, body and mind, and can be used as a relaxation response.

Drawing is a right side brain activity, while stress occurs in the left side of the brain, since it is what handles logic and emotional aspects of your life. When you draw it shifts activity to the right side of the brain, which is the creative side, relieving stress and thoughts that the right brain is placing on you.  It is very rewarding to create a sketch or painting.

Drawing is similar to meditation, but in a more “productive” form.

2Release Emotion onto your page.

Without intending to draw anything in particular, simply apply your drawing utensil to a blank sheet of paper. Close your eyes. Focus on whatever emotions you’re feeling and would like to get rid off. Allow your emotion, not your mind, to dictate the movement of the pen, pencil or sketch-pen. Whatever comes out on the page is simply an expression of what you’re feeling.

Try this and you will definitely feel a lot more relaxed.

3Realize that the WORLD isn’t perfect, but it’s colorful.

The most beautiful things in this world have character and experience built into them. Imagine drawing the various shades of a morning sunshine, the dark side of night, or a budding flower. With artwork, you will realize how beautiful this world is.

4. Share your Artwork

An exquisite piece of artwork can easily be shared and bring a “smile” to the person who’s admiring it.

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Top Passive Income Ideas, With minimal efforts and time (less than 5%)

Ever wondered what could be the top passive income investments? There could be many passive income opportunities, however in this article our endevour is to highlight only the best passive income investments.

— Robert Kiyosaki says, “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money…but never to have money work for them.”

The above quote is so true, but we hardly give it a thought. Let’s say when we have limited cash, we either think about

working more hours

Or

to ask for a raise so that we can turn our time into more money.

Right?

In this article, we will discuss about the other ways in which you can plant seeds so that your money grows in autopilot mode, i.e. even without actively putting your time & efforts to make money in the longer run.

Before discussing the ideas, let’s look at the difference between Linear vs Passive Income.

Linear Income:

This represents the people who trade Time for Money, for e.g employees or self-employed.

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Now let’s understand what’s wrong with this approach.

First thing is your income is limited and will always be limited. Reason is — there’s only 24 hours in a day & 365 days in a year. As you are trading time for money, and since time is limited, so is the money.

Passive Income:

This represents the people who’s income doesn’t depend on their presence, for e.g. Business Owners and Investors. 

They would rather earn 1% off a 100 peoples efforts, than 100% of their own efforts.

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This is how money works for you, because now you have created a system which is not time bound… Agree?

Now as we have covered the importance of passive income, we know that making money will not be easy and take a lot of hard work. Correct???

Below is a comprehensive list of Passive Income Ideas and depending upon your situation, you can work on any of them:

1. Invest in Crowdfunded Real Estate

Real estate can be a great way to make money while you sleep. However, because it costs so much to purchase a home, using a crowdfunding platform to invest in real estate debt can be a more affordable option.

If you want an easy, low-cost way to invest in real estate, consider using a company like Fundrise. You only need $500 to get started, and they have three main eREITs to choose from.

If you want more options, there is another company called Realty Mogul which has a minimum $1,000 investment.

Even though their minimum is higher than Fundrise, their annual fees tend to be much less since they are between .30% and .50% depending on the deal.

You can also consider checking out Realty Shares which is one of the largest crowdfunding companies around today.

While most deals require at least $5,000, they occasionally offer properties with a $1,000 minimum. The cool thing about Realty Shares is that you get to hand pick the property you invest in.

Want to invest in a specific hotel or a certain apartment complex? They allow you to do just that.

Right now you can use the promo code Partner100 to get $100 bonus for signing up.

Want to buy a rental property and save on Realtor fees? Check out Roofstock which is an online marketplace to buy and sell rental properties. They have a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

Keep in mind that there are risks to investing. It is also worth noting that we do have an affiliate relationship with these companies.

2. Dividend Income

Dividend income is dividends paid to shareholders of stocks in the form of cash in your bank account. Dividend-paying stocks are especially enticing for those wanting to make a living with passive income, as they will get payouts each quarter or so. Even Warren Buffet historically is a fan of dividend-paying stocks.

If you are going to go this route, make sure that you educate yourself and pick solid stocks so that you can depend on your dividend income for years to come.

If you don’t have an investment account, check out Ally Invest because trades are as low as $3.95.

This low fee is awesome because most brokers charge around $10 per stock trade.

3. Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending is when you loan other people money who don’t qualify for traditional financing. With investment returns often in the 6-10% range, investing money with a company like Lending Club can get you much higher income results than a typical savings or money market account.

4. Get Out of Debt

The less money you’re paying in interest to creditors, the more money you have in your pocket each month. Talk about a simple form of passive income. Getting out of debt quickly can increase your income even more because you’re no longer paying interest to creditors each month.

So if you have high-interest debt that you want to get a lower interest rate on, check out Credible as that have rates as low as 4.99% for refinancing your credit card debt.

5. Open a High-Yield Account

Are you looking for a low-risk way to make passive income? Then look at opening a high-yield savings account with an online bank like CIT Bank that pays 22x more than traditional banks. The currently are paying 1.55% which is unreal.

The yields are much higher than most local banks but still come with FDIC insurance. While this won’t make you filthy rich, it will be a safer way to make consistent income and not lose your money since they are FDIC insured.

6. Write a book

Once the initial work of creating the book is done, and you’ve spent some time developing an effective marketing plan, selling books can be a great way to produce some serious residual income.

I wrote a book called You Can Retire Early and I get a 10% royalty for every book that gets sold.

Once your book is available on a site like Amazon, you could receive a check each month for doing absolutely nothing. Obviously, the more time you spend marketing your books, the more money you’ll make.

7. Rent out a Room in Your House

Do you have an extra room that you rarely use? Why not rent it out to someone looking for a short-term rental on Airbnb. There are millions of people using Airbnb to find a place to stay instead of staying at a hotel, sometimes even for months at a time.

While this is not entirely passive income, it can take a little upfront work but, the returns can be amazing. My friend Steve and his wife make over $1000 per month renting out their spare bedrooms.

If you end up giving this a shot, consider getting a maid service to minimize the amount of time you spend on transitioning from one guest to another.

8. Affiliate Marketing

If you have a website already then this is a no-brainer. Some people are making over $50,000 per month like Michelle who teaches others how to make money online with her course Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing.

If you don’t have a website, you can start one for less than $3/month. Click here to get special pricing of $2.95/month with Bluehost.

Affiliate marketing can be a great way to make passive income because when people click on the affiliate links on your site, you receive a commission at no additional cost to them when they purchase a product or service.

9. Get Cash Back on Shopping You Already Do

You have to shop anyway, so why not get cash back on things you’d normally buy in the first place? I use a site called Ebates that will pay you $10 just for signing up and, it is free.

With their double cash back specials, you can double your passive income earnings if the right items go on sale.

The key to shopping sites like this is to commit to buying only what you normally would purchase and not buy things just because they are on sale.

10. Create an Online Store with Drop Shipping

With the explosion of eCommerce, drop shipping has become very popular. Here’s how it works: you create an online store that offers products from certain manufacturers. A person visits your site, orders a product, and your system sends the order to the specific manufacturer. The manufacturer then completes the order by shipping it directly to the customer.

One of the cool things about this type of business is that you do NOT need to order inventory. The customer pays for the product; you collect the profits, and the manufacturer stores and ships the products to the customer. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re interested in starting a drop shipping business, consider using a platform like Shopify to build your online store.

They even have a 14-day free trial that you sign up for here.

11. Create an Online Course

Online courses can be a great source of passive income. Here’s how they work: you create a value-packed online course that helps solve a problem or fills a need.

The course can include videos, e-books, and emails with pertinent information. Customers sign up to purchase the course, and your system automatically emails them everything they need to access the materials.

You get money for the price of the course that you created and automation from a site like Teachable does all the heavy lifting for you.

12. Create YouTube Videos

Everyday regular people like you and me are making money on YouTube. Each time someone watches one of your videos, ads can appear, and you can make money from those ads. The key to becoming successful with YouTube is building a large enough subscriber and viewer base.

It can take a lot of time up front, but once your videos are live there is potential for you to make passive income from each video indefinitely.

Granted you probably will not make a living off of just a few videos, so be prepared to make over 100 videos if you really want this to take off.

13. Start a Business and Have Someone Else Run it

Owning a business can be a good passive income source, provided you’ve got the right people running the business for you. Whether it be through the purchase of an existing business or opening a new business, your great business idea can be a viable source of passive income.

For some creative small businesses that you can start for under 100 bucks, check out the $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. These are all verified businesses that grew to over six figures per year and started with very little money up front.

14. Buy a Vending Machine Business

A successful vending machine business can be a great way to make passive income. The key is to find the right places to install your vending machines. Check with smaller brick and mortar businesses that have over 100 workers in the building on a daily basis, and see if they need vending machines.

Another key to vending machine success? Ask those workers what items they prefer to have in the vending machine and then stock accordingly. Once again, if you want to reduce the amount of time that you are involved, consider hiring someone to stock the machines for you.

15. License Your Photos

Have you ever wondered how you could make money taking pictures? Do you have an eye when it comes to taking good photographs?

If so, check out a site like Shutterstock where you can send them your pictures and if approved, each time one of their clients downloads one of your photos you get a paid a royalty.

16. Create a Mobile App

If you are a bit techie and can come up with some unique ideas for mobile apps, or improve upon an existing app that will help people make their lives better, you may land yourself a great source of passive income.

Every app on your phone is making money for somebody, somewhere. For instance, Joel Comm made over $1Million from his iFart app.

We won’t even talk about the ridiculous money that Angry Birds brought in.

While these are the exceptions, there are plenty of people making thousands of dollars per month with their mobile apps.

17. Rent Your Car for Ad Space

How would you like to make money just for driving your car and not have to pick up any passengers? By allowing companies to place advertisements on your car windows, you can earn a few hundred dollars each month simply by driving your car around town.

Check out Wrapify to see how you might be able to make passive income by wrapping your car with an advertisement.

18. Buy an Existing Online Business

The beauty of an online business is that most will allow you to work from anywhere. Starting one from scratch can take a lot of time and resources, so why not consider buying an already established online business? Websites such as Biz Buy Sell have hundreds of online business listings that are for sale in varying price ranges.

Check to see if there is an online business for sale that is in line with your passions or hobbies. Because if you are going to be working, why not do something you actually enjoy doing.

19. Buy a Laundromat

Here’s another turnkey passive income business idea. Many cities have established laundromats that are available for sale.

Here is how it would work:

  1. Buy the already existing business
  2. Make sure that you have someone to manage the day-to-day operations,
  3. and then “soak up” the profits.

The reason why you would want to buy an existing one is that the startup costs are pretty high. Commercial washers and dryers are not cheap, so it makes a lot more financial sense to buy an already established laundromat than starting from scratch.

20. Open a Batting Cage

I am shocked by the lack of batting cage facilities. Baseball is one of the most popular sports for kids in America, yet, batting cages are hard to come by depending on where you live.

Something to be aware of though, is that these can require a lot of money up front. You will have to have a big facility, equipment, and someone to open and close.

So make sure to do your due diligence before you invest too much money in this endeavor.

21. Product Design

Another way you can make passive income is by designing t-shirts and other products even with no prior design skills. Some sites allow you to upload your witty design ideas and then create t-shirts, coffee mugs, laptop covers, etc.

Shoppers then visit the site, check out your products, and when they purchase one of your designs, Red Bubble will pay you a portion of the profits.

22. House or Pet Sitting

One of the easiest ways to literally make money while you sleep is by house and pet sitting. You have to live and sleep somewhere, so why not get paid to stay at someone else’s house and/or pet sit while they’re on vacation?

Provided there are no unreasonable home maintenance expectations, house or pet sitting can be a great way to put some extra income in your pocket. While not totally passive, it beats having to get a job and is pretty dang easy.

23. Bond / CD Laddering

Bond and CD laddering involves owning several different bonds and/or Certificates of Deposit that mature at several different times during the year and taking the profits from those investments as cash income during the year.

Although many CDs and bonds might not earn as much of a return as a Peer-to-Peer lending investment, bonds and CDs also generally come with little to no risk, ensuring a solid income source on a regular basis.

24. Rent Your Stuff

Thousands of people every day are looking to rent any variety of items. Craigslist can be a great place to advertise your items for rent. Here are some ideas of products that you could rent out: extension ladders, party tents, tables and chairs, utility trailers, log splitters, chainsaws, snowmobiles, and ATV’s.

You can even rent out your car when you are not using it with a company like Turo.

Just make sure that you have a proper rental agreement signed by both parties, get paid in cash beforehand, and get a current photo ID and secondary proof of address to protect the property you’re renting out. For extra peace of mind, consider requesting a security deposit as well.

As you can see there are a ton of ways that you can make passive income. Hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down which source of income is best for you. So if you’re tired of the traditional way of making money, implement a few of the passive income strategies above so you can start working less and making more money while you sleep today.

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Beautiful Moraine Lake – “Photography is the story I fail to put into words”

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A beautiful picture of Moraine Lake, which is a glacially fed lake in Banff National Park, 14 kilometres outside the Village of Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, at an elevation of approximately 6,183 feet.

Saskatoon – First Snowfall 2018