“Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something.” –Plato
Writing doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Even good writers need help. These tools will help you improve your writing. Sometimes the suggestions will not make your writing better, though. Therefore you do need to understand the English language and grammar enough to decide if the suggestion makes sense.
This is a great plagiarism checker and grammar checker. You do need to have a basic understanding of grammar yourself to use the tool, but it gives suggestions that might make your writing better. You can use this both online and as a plugin for your Word application. Click here to vi
This tool simply checks for plagiarism. It’s great if you want a one-feature helper that’s fast and easy to use. You can cut and paste each article into Copyscape to ensure your content is 100 percent unique. Click here for more informa
This online tool is free to use and will help you write bolder, clearer and simpler prose. You can use the desktop version or paste in your text in the online version. It tells if your sentences are too hard to read, if you use passive voice, and more. I really like this program. My passive voice is fast disappearing! Click here for the
Keyword density is a fact of life. Google will punish you if you overuse a word in your text. If you fear that you overuse certain words, this word counter will list the words you use and count them. That way you can make sure that you’re not overusing any particular word. This will help you stay below that two percent keyword density that you seek.Here’s the
This feature on QuickandDirtyTips.com is an amazing way to double-check whether or not you’re getting a confusing concept right. Just do a quick search and she’ll explain the concept to you in a way that you understand and don’t forget. She really has good advice. Here is her li
Use this online dictionary search tool to look in several dictionaries all at once. You will be positive that you know the right meaning for the word you choose to use with this online search platform. Do you want to know more? Click
This tool checks grammar, stylistic mistakes and more. If you want to know if you’re being redundant or using the same word too many times, it works great. Many of us have particular words that we like to use; this helps give new suggestions. I suggest that you click
This online mistake checking tool will help you make your writing better by making suggestions that might work better. Again, you really do need to know what you’re doing to use this. Start polishing now by clicking here.
These writing checking tools are more than just a spell checker. They help you write strong, clear text that will communicate to your audience effectively. Whether you use MS Word, Pages, or something else entirely, all of these tools can be helpful. Some are free and some have an upgrade. None are expensive. Try one new one at a time so you can learn it enough to get the most out of it.
Start writing now and use these tools to control your fear of writing.
As Rosie the Thunder Dog would say:
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” –Winston Churchill
When you build an email marketing campaign, it’s imperative that you conduct some form of testing to ensure that your campaign works as well as possible. There are many different types of tests that you can conduct to help you improve your email marketing efforts.
Plain Text versus Visual Message
You have a lot of leeway today in your ability to send beautiful and artistic messages. But should you? In many cases, plain text messages outperform visual messages. It depends on your audience, but you should conduct a test to be sure. Divide your audience and send half of them the visual message and half the text version.
How your email layout looks may make a big difference too. When testing layout, change only one small thing. And again, separate your audience into two, and then send the different versions to each audience. How do they perform?
Call to Action Placement
Where you place your CTA (Call to Action) can make a big difference too. When you test your CTA placement, you only want to test that one thing. That is the only way to ensure that you’re testing for the CTA placement.
Use Your C
Time of Day
Another test that you should do is test the time of day that you send your messages to find out what time of day gets more response. You may find several times of day and days of the week that get more traction than others. This may require multiple tests to get it right.
Types of Content
You can send a lot of different types of content via email today. You can send video, links to full articles, links to sales pages, and put contextual information inside. It’s up to you. But what does your audience prefer? The best way to test this is to break it up. Try to focus on one type of content at a time in your testing.
Another thing you can test, which is a little riskier, is the tone of your message. For example, if you have unresponsive sign-ups, you might want to try a more aggressive approach to finding out if they’ll respond in some way even by unsubscribing.
Trying different subject lines is the best way to ensure that your message gets opened. The key with subject lines is to be direct, using keywords and without trying to trick your audience into the opening. It’s better that they open it with accurate thoughts as to what’s inside.
Here is the truth: testing is the key to email marketing success. It’s one of the ways that you have full control over the success you experience.
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As Rosie the Thunder Dog would say:
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore!” –Yogi Berra
Retired seniors are discovering that it’s very difficult to save money on a fixed income. Prices on everything keep rising while the income stays the same. Unless you’re independently wealthy upon retirement, you may find yourself cutting coupons and even cutting back on medical prescriptions to save money for essentials such as rent and utilities.
There is Hope
You don’t have to live the rest of your life saving money to make ends meet. With the advent of the Internet, many opportunities are now available that have never been open to you before.
Me? Make Money On the Internet?
Starting your own Internet business can be fun and rewarding – not only from a monetary standpoint, but also mentally stimulating as well. Even if you don’t know a great deal about computers, there’s plenty of help (including school classes, books and online tutorials and sites) to boost you along.
Why Work for Someone When You can Work for Yourself?
If you’re looking for some type of job to keep you active and help supplement your retirement income, you need to look no farther than starting an online business. You can set your own hours and go as far with the business as you desire.
It is Better to Earn More to Make Ends Meet
With the rising cost of living, it seems that no one is able to save enough to let them completely retire. That means you’re going to have to rethink your plans for retirement. Rather than trying to save enough, you need to start thinking about working after retirement to supplement the retirement income.
It is Never Too Late to Plan Your Business
If you’re still working, you can begin your Internet business as a part time venture and build it up so that when you do retire, your income from the business can be just the boost you need to keep you from having to look for a job outside the home.
Second career seniors and Baby Boomers are considering this option. Here is a book for late bloomers who make a career change late in life. The topics apply to people like us who are retired and want to continue to make a difference and make money doing it. This is the second edition and the Kindle edition is on sale with a $5 discount off the list price. Click here for more information. (Prices subject to change without notice.)
Do I Need Investment Capital?
One of the great things about starting an online business is that it takes very little
out-of-pocket money to begin. You just need a computer, know how to use it and you can begin immediately.
Here is an Amazon Best Seller on “How to Start an Online Business From Scratch.” You really can start a business with very little upfront start up costs. Anyone on a retirement budget can start now. Click here for the book and begin your research.
Take Control of Your Life Today!
It’s disappointing to reach your senior years and have to pinch pennies to make ends meet. You don’t have to let that happen to you if you have the desire and time to research and begin a business of your own based on Internet skills you either already know or can learn.
Here is a recent book published in February 2017 that is free right now on Amazon Kindle store! It covers how to start an online business and the various strategies you should know when considering starting your online income stream. Click here for the free book. (Prices are subject to change without notice)
Begin now exploring various ways you can supplement your income after retirement. Make sure you look into options on the Internet, such as Internet marketing, book publishing and more. You can make the business as successful as you desire and still have time to spoil the grandchildren and take some trips you’ve always dreamed of.
Want to begin your research now? Here is a book available on Amazon that will help you get started. Click here for more information.
Watch this website, www.HomeBizForRetirees.com/ for more information and reports on starting your own home-based business.
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As Rosie the Thunder Dog would say:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas Edison
By the time you retire, you likely know what you enjoy doing. In fact, you may have become quite an expert at a particular topic such as Golf, Fishing, Cooking, Travel or Crafts.
Passion + Knowledge = Senior Business:
You may have also had job experience (such as security or financial) that you can turn into a moneymaking opportunity on the Internet. Imagine turning your lifelong passion into a profit-churning business.
Chose Your Methods:
There are so many online options for you to become a senior entrepreneur. Blogging, affiliate marketing, creating digital courses and many more ideas are waiting for you to voice your expertise to help others learn what you already know.
Exploring it further, you may see a way to turn that knowledge into a business that you can profit from and enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a niche that you’ll have fun dabbling in or one that will fill a need and make money – you can find success by following your passion.
Find a Niche\
There are different ways to go about picking a niche. Aside from profits and passions, make sure you either know enough about the concept to share it, or you’re willing to learn and share.
Newbie? No Problem!
There’s nothing wrong with starting your business as a bona fide newbie, and saying so – because people love to watch the journey unfold as someone absorbs information that’s new to them, and shares how they implement the knowledge until they achieve success.
Caution! Read this:
Make sure that you can enjoy – or at least stomach – writing about your chosen topic on a regular basis. Don’t pick something that will make you dread working on it often because blogs and online businesses require your attention.
Go into a bookstore (storefront or digital) into the non-fiction category, or look online, and see what kinds of topics there are. These are generally topics people will pay money for – such as relationship help, cooking advice, and more.
Think about whether you want to be in a broad niche, such as anti aging or survival – or if you prefer to narrow it down to something like skincare or food prepping. Sometimes a broad niche gives you more opportunities for sales, but the narrow niche enables you to position yourself as the go-to expert a little more easily.
Don’t pick a niche that you’ll be unhappy in. Even a niche like depression may seem rewarding because you get to help people, but keep in mind that your audience may also make you feel sad if you’re the type of person to let other peoples’ problems weigh on you heavily.
For more information on finding a profitable niche, click here for the book: “Niche Marketing Online.” The author explains the strategy behind finding that perfect niche that you will enjoy developing over time.
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As Rosie the Thunder Dog would say:
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison
One of the most appealing facts seniors appreciate about the Internet is that it can supplement their retirement income. Many seniors discover they did not save enough when they were working and don’t have enough to retire comfortably. You have a choice:
- Pinch pennies to make ends meet
- Find a way to earn more money to supplement your retirement income
The Information Highway is the Path to Financial Independence
The ‘net offers a myriad of methods to leverage income and experience – and without the startup costs of most businesses or embarking on new careers. There is so much information available (including courses you can take on your computer) about making money on the Internet that seniors should have no problem finding a path that suits them well.
All you need is a basic knowledge of computers and how the Internet works (through emailing and other methods of communication). You should be able to create a custom-made business plan that perfectly suits your needs.
The ‘Net Provides Access to Resources
You’ll find all types of help, including forums, blogs, online tutoring and much more that will teach, motivate and help you begin earning money that can make you more financially secure during your retirement years.
Set Up a Website
WordPress makes it fairly easy to identify you and immediately begin to bring in revenue with very small startup costs. These costs may include a small amount for a domain and hosting for your new venture. Stay tuned to this blog for my video lessons on using Word Press for your business.
Beware of Scams: There are No Free Lunches on the Internet!
Know that starting an online business has very few shortcuts. There are many scams on the ‘net that prey on seniors and those desperate for money and offer overnight success.
You Must Devote Time and Energy Before Seeing Results
There’s no overnight success when it comes to creating an online business. Your financial success depends on more than just how much time and effort you’re willing and able to put into your business. It requires you to enjoy helping the readers in your niche market.
Need Help? Just Ask!
When in doubt, visit a valued forum or blog and ask those who have had success in building an online business. You’ll find that most entrepreneurs will be ready and willing to help you as much as you need and even offer some alternative and legitimate ways to learn the business.
I joined a “Boot Camp for Freelance Writers” and found a community of friendly supporters. I took several coaching courses on video and affiliate marketing with Tiffany Lambert. She stills offers advice and counsel a year after taking her courses.
Rewards of an Internet Business
The Internet offers some of the best methods for seniors to make money to supplement their incomes. But even more important – it offers unique challenges which can boost mental acuity and help inactive seniors become excited about life again.
Take advantage of the opportunities the Internet offers for making extra cash and using skills you’ve learned during your lifetime. You’ll enjoy sharing your years of wisdom, or even embarking on a brand new niche adventure for something you’ve always wanted to learn.
Begin researching ways to make money from home on the Internet. I have been reading the “For Dummies” series for years because they provide information in a simple, step-by-step format that is for the newcomer to the topic. They have an excellent book on Amazon called “Starting an Online Business All-in-One.” It is packed with information that you need to get started. It will also serve as a reference for you to use in the future. It has a 4.5 star review from people who have read it. You can find out more information on the book by clicking here.
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