An Introduction To State Of The Art Digital Timers

Electronic or MechanicalMost timing mechanisms work by a mechanical device or an electronic device. As you look about your house, you may see a number of modern electronic timing devices. You may notice that your microwave oven has a timer.If you remember a few years ago, microwave ovens have a mechanical timer to allow you to cook things for a specified amount of time. However, the newer ones feature electronic digital timers. You also may notice the same things with your cooking stove. The old fashion mechanical devices are giving way to the modern electronic ones, and for good reasons.Benefits of the Electronics over the Mechanical TimerA very important benefit of an electronic timer is the cost. They are cheaper to manufacture than products that have springs and clockwork parts. Most businesses that manufacture appliances have fierce competition, and cutting costs is an excellent way to stay ahead of competitors.Efficiency is another important advantage of electronics. Mechanical clock mechanisms can slowly wear over time, and lose their efficiency. Many of these devices also have daily clocks, and it is very important for them to keep proper time. Electronic products are more accurate than mechanical ones, and accuracy is vital for some products.Another important part to consider is wear, as there is very little to wear out in an electronic timer. However, there are many small parts that can wear out in clock mechanisms. The clock mechanism is subject to friction, and this does not happen within the electronic timer.Many electronic timing products can be user customized. For example, you can set your alarm clock to any time of the day or night that you want. Most old fashion alarm clocks cannot distinguish between AM and PM, and this can be a problem. It is much easier to set your alarm for five in the morning, and then forget about it. After the alarm goes off, you can reset it for the next day.If you have a wind up alarm clock, you turn it off when it goes off at five in the morning. Then you must wait until after five in the evening to reset it again. If you do not wait, the clock will go off at five in the evening, as it cannot tell the difference between morning and night.DisadvantagesThere are few disadvantages to digital timers. However, they must have electric power to operate. Yet, most of these problems can be solved with a battery backup system.Our ConclusionYou will find many applications for state of the art digital timers, these days. They are in many modern appliances, as well as whole house timers and alarm clocks.

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4 Important Steps To Digital Information Product Creation Concept Building

Creating products in digital format can be quite daunting to some, as some of us lack the technical knowledge of knowing how to create a digital product, but through ways and means online we can find out exactly how to build an online business filled with digital products, such as ebooks, software or some other information product.There are lots of steps to follow, but perhaps the main four best steps I know are the essential ones to follow, and these are:Research and developmentProduct progressionProduct placementMarketing your digital productResearch and development is to know your target market and build on all of the main principals throughout valid market research of your niche market, this can involve locating problem statements of actual people online who are actively looking for answers within their niche or interest.Also in depth keyword research is an important part of this first step of product development, finding out the exact keyword bids for the promotions you wish to use will determine your future business demands and ultimate growth online.In the eyes of the search engines keywords are the tags that will help identify your site as one of the most relevant to index, hopefully at the top of the search results for your chosen keyword.
Without good research at this stage you are doomed to fail by not realizing the power of SEO for your website.Product progression is the step of building on top of your research, as you need to make sure your product is the ultimate resource that no one will find anywhere on any other site, and in doing this you will remain at the very top position to be found online.Exhausting all of your available resources to find all the information that you can on your products topic, placing it into your own words and easy to read benefits will make your digital product one of the very best around.Product placement is when you position it in front of an audience, building a list helps, a targeted subscriber list that will respond to the content that your product provides, try and add ways for your subscribers to interact and add feedback, maybe create a discussion board for your customers to discuss certain aspects of your product or niche market area.Marketing your digital product is the time consuming part of the follow through process, you need to promote your site to people who would be interested, you could do this with a squeeze page to capture subscribers, a simple sales page detailing all the benefits of your product with quality sales copy were they could simply order off the page and download it instantly.Additionally you could set up an affiliate program and let other people promote your product for you, this is a good choice for most internet and affiliate marketers, as they come to leverage the effort of others to bring targeted traffic to your offers, this is something that should be planned well in advance, so that you gain the maximum exposure and traffic from releasing an affiliate program.

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Become a Millionaire – Wealth Creation Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset

Do you wish you were independently rich? Well shall I reveal some deep millionaire secrets that will help you create and fashion the future of your dreams? Yes, it’s entirely possible for you to learn to become a millionaire by using the same wealth creation methods used by the world’s richest elite.Little known millionaire secrets, knowledge and the simple techniques they guard so jealously because they can thrust your own wealth quotient into the stratosphere to enable you to join their ranks and believe me, they don’t want the competition.GoalsIf you research how to develop the millionaire mindset, you’ll find that setting long- and short-range goals always comes highly recommended.It is said that for enduring wealth creation, it is necessary to set and develop firm goals.If you write down and read your goals every day, you will soon notice what’s called ‘an upturn in your vision of the future’. This vision will draw you towards it and things will start to happen. If you take advantage of those ‘things’ as they come along, you will gradually move towards your chosen goals.This is one of the most basic wealth secrets of the millionaire mind.Back to BrokeBut how is it we can achieve great success, even become a millionaire and yet somehow blow it all? End up broke again?Something mysterious can happen that loosens our grip on what we’ve built up and it can all slip through our fingers. We may find ourselves sliding down a great, long snake to end up right back at square one.Why does such self-defeating behaviour occur? What are the causes of these undesirable phenomena?If you do not do what I’m about to share with you, you will come to a sticking point and go no further. Oh, your millionaire mindset will still be intact but ‘something’ will start to feel funny. Strange.Ring Any Bells?Maybe this rings a few bells?For instance, this strange feeling will cause you to say to yourself “I’m okay as I am. What’s the point in going further? It’s only money…”If, after this, you persist in moving forward, you’ll start saying things like “I don’t need all this money. In fact, I’m feeling flush so I think I’ll treat myself…”After this, let’s say your business activities start to produce very good results. At this point, you may find yourself starting to blow money like it’s going out of fashion. You may also make ‘accidental’ mistakes that cost you. You may become over-generous. Less wary of speed cameras. Pay less attention to your overdraft. Neglect your customers…In short, you’ll find ways to offload this ‘extra money’ on fruitless activities and ‘accidents’ rather than investing it wisely for the future.How Can This Be Possible?Why would you do this? Well……it’s NOT because you don’t believe that you’re worth it….it’s NOT because you lied when you were seventeen….it’s NOT because your mother or father withheld their approval….it is NOT because you are predisposed to a life of struggle….it IS because of your memories!For example, think of that friend of yours who you keep making excuses not to go and see any more. The real reason you don’t see them is because of your last memory of what happened with them.Influence of Memories  It was the very last memory of that person that makes you think up excuses not to go. If your last memory of that person was of pleasure then you would be making excuses TO go.See? You can’t sit down and close your eyes and imagine it being pleasurable to go and see them because your brain knows the difference between real memories and made up visualisations. (Visualisations inspire you. Memories control you.)Rubbish!So your mind says “RUBBISH! We rowed and he said this and he was out of order. He should apologise. Not me!”So you don’t go… and what’s more, this reasoning is perfectly logical!But if you DID go and see him, you’d probably find that he was sorry and you’d sort it all out and soon become firm friends again.But your mind won’t allow it because your last memory of that person is very unpleasant. In other words, a negative experience. In order to become a millionaire and to remain a millionaire, it is necessary to deepen your understanding of this and other negative emotions that can block your path to ongoing wealth creation.Compelled to OvercomeAnother secret of the millionaire mindset is that in order to create and retain wealth, we are compelled to overcome all unconscious forces that trigger negative responses and behaviours that affect our business.The negative sequence described above actually represents an outmoded survival mechanism. If you meet someone who threatens you, then your last memories of them are bad and you will avoid that person (and people like them). That person (or type of person) then has less chance of doing anything harmful to you.This mechanism may have been very useful back in the day when we were killing each other in violent cave raids for food. Happily, things are different now. But the brain hasn’t caught up yet and this stuff still acts upon us in the same way as it did in our long gone caveman days.So, even today, we all still have these ancient unconscious drives.Two Million YearsFor two millions years, women have chosen their men for their ability to remember who their enemies are. If a woman chose a man who was ‘forgiving’ regardless of what people had done to him or his family, then her offspring would be much less likely to survive.So the genes of the men who were best at doing this were passed down to us all though our common gene pool. To answer the question that probably just occurred to you, no, we can’t switch off this mechanism. It just carries on its workings – absolutely automatically!But you CAN make it work FOR you.Before I tell you how to make it work – but in your favour – you need to understand exactly how the mechanism works…How it WorksIf someone makes you feel good then your memories of that person are also good. You will make any flimsy excuse to see that person.But if that same person makes you feel bad then you go away with a bad feeling and… you PONDER for hours and hours over what happened.Am I right about the pondering or what?You spend hours thinking about that one time when they made you feel bad and hardly a second thinking about the good things they made you feel before. This makes the bad memory huge in your awareness and it becomes the main thing you think about when you think about that person.What Went Wrong?Your brain does this because it needs to work out what went wrong… which is a good thing… but it causes you to make excuses not to see them and so you don’t experience any good things from that person.The point here is… you spent a long time thinking about the bad things that caused you to make excuses not to go and hardly any time thinking about the good things that caused you to make excuses TO go.So you don’t go. No matter what anyone says. This means you have a strong mechanism. (Women call it stubbornness but it is an essential survival strategy for men. Interestingly, women say they hate stubborn men but the reality is that they choose stubborn men to have children with because deep down, their unconscious mind tells them it means their offspring have a far greater chance of survival.)However, when the bad memories of that person fade, you start to remember the good things and at that point, you start making excuses to go and see them again.”Water under the bridge”, you may say.If the bad memory was too bad, you never ‘get over it’.I’m not saying that you should go round to your enemy’s house. I’m saying that this mechanism is controlling your actions.Same With Financial GoalsNow (and I’m glad you’ve been patient with me so far), it works exactly the same with financial goals. But there are two sides to this particular coin. Even though you may not have achieved millionaire status yet, you still have memories of being broke (we all do) and you also have memories of having lots of money too (or at least feeling rather flush).You will have good and bad memories of each. For example, if you were broke once, you will have felt awful about talking to the bank and putting off your bills, etc. and you will also remember how your friends were all extra nice to you. But one memory will dominate the other. The one you spent the most time thinking about.If you were loaded (or flush) at some point in your life then you will have been on cloud nine, buying expensive clothes and stuff, but your friends may have been a bit hostile. Jealous.Yes?I’m not saying that if your friends were hostile when you had money that you will never get rich, I’m saying that you have those memories. Good AND bad.I’m also saying that the extent to which you thought about those events when they happened is the extent to which you think about them now.Thoughts Can Keep You Stuck!!!!And those thoughts can keep you stuck wherever you are now – financially. It’s not you. It’s not your spouse. It’s not your upbringing. It’s not even the economy… no, with your new millionaire mindset you now understand that it’s the memories of having money and of having no money that you think about the most.If you spent a lot of time thinking about how your friends were really nice to you when you were broke and how funny (weird, not ha ha) they were when you were flush then you will hover just above ‘enough’.If you spent a lot of time thinking about the embarrassment of being broke and also a lot of time thinking about how good it felt to be flush then you will automatically do the things to make your finances rise.ControlThe point we need to grasp is the necessity to gain control over our thoughts so they influence our behaviour positively and not negatively.

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Proficiency of Health Care Informatics Faculty

Health care informatics faculty or faculty for medical informatics is a key-person in courses such as Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Healthcare Informatics, Certificate in Medical Informatics or Degree in Health care Informatics. How the faculty of medical informatics differs from rest of the lecturers is because of having two extensive domains’ knowledge -medical or healthcare and information technology. There are several courses as offered by institutes, universities and colleges about computers in medical field that require medical domain expert with knowledge of computers as lecturer or faculty.The purpose of these courses is to teach various computer applications those are used in medical field. Also, the learners are taught with computer languages such as HTML, C#, JAVA, XML in order to develop software for health care or medical purpose. Examples for such software include HIS (Hospital Information System), NIS (Nursing Information System), LIS (Laboratory Information System), and RIS (Radiology Information System) etc. Qualified healthcare informatics diploma graduate, known as medical informatics functional consultant, would play a crucial role in developing medical software.The faculty for medical information technology (MIT) possesses sound knowledge of hospital workflow as he is experienced in the field of health care. Knowing the workflow of the hospital or health care center (such as OPD, IPD, Operation Theatre etc.) is one of the modules taught in medical informatics course. This is to introduce the hospital or health care environment to non-medical persons attending the course. Unless the enthusiast does not know about how patient is tackled, it is difficult to build any health care system. The faculty is expected to have knowledge about computer languages such as C#, JAVA, HTML, and XML etc. in addition to medical standards such as HL7, DICOM and SNOMED-CT and ICD.The faculty of health care information system has experience in teaching people from all walks of life without any difficulties. The medium of instruction is English and the lecturer is well versed with MS PowerPoint and other computer applications used as effective teaching tools. Such faculties are available on contract basis or many computer institutes or colleges may prefer to employ them on a full time basis.Medical informatics course faculty is also expected to assist in laboratory where the students are exposed to various computer applications used in medical field. Electronic Health Records (EHR), Personal Health Record (PHR) and Hospital Information System (HIS) are few of the examples generally practiced in MIT lab.

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Commercial Business Loans – Makes Your Venture Successful

Loans are used for the most common general purposes. The most common – and easiest reason to get commercial business loans is for expanding your business venture, either by opening new locations, entering new territories, or otherwise increasing the scope of your operations. They are used for working capital, expansion, refinancing, and acquisitions. Later, you will have to repay them monthly over a term based on the expected lifespan of the assets you are looking for. This straightforward loan is most common for larger amounts.For all of your financial purposes, you go to some commercial institutions in particular in a bank. You have the advantage of familiarity. You have established a relationship and shown that you are a reputable business. Looking at your prospective business plan, the lender offers you the amount you require for your business. An interest rate in incurred upon you in lieu of availing these business loans. But coming of numerous private lenders have intensified the existing competition amongst banks. As a result, chances of securing these money provisions on slightly better rates gets brighter.There are several types of business lending. The main distinguishing feature is whether they offer secured and unsecured loans. Secured loans are those that are backed up directly by collateral. You have pledging options i.e., real estate, securities, or the equipment the loan is being used to purchase. On the other hand the unsecured loans which are more typically offered without any sort of pledging placing. You can take help of a broker too. Brokers are a good source for commercial loans. Brokers bring in lots of businesses. They can sometimes get approvals that you would not be able to get on your loan. In addition, they also provide advice on your paperwork and give you other help in getting the loan.You can apply for such loans online and offline as per your convenience. Though applying online is preferred, as it saves a great amount of your time and energy. Just an online application makes your subscription for commercial business loans. There are innumerable sites of different lenders available. All you need to do is to select one who you find apt to your feasibility.

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Small Businesses

People involved in small business get a bad rap for their workaholic ways. You know because you either know someone who is involved in small business or you are that person. Let’s look at some facts about small businesses in San Diego and then ways people involved in small business everywhere can a better create work-life balance.According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 99.9-percent of the 27.5 million businesses in the United States are considered small firms with fewer than 500 employees*. According to the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the majority of companies in San Diego County are small businesses with 50 employees or less. One out of every five small businesses in San Diego County are in the business services segment which includes consulting, engineering, accounting, research and management. The additional types of business segments in descending size order are wholesale trade, manufacturing / repair, transportation, consumer services, specialty construction, builders, retail, finance/real estate/insurance and an “other” segment (the unclassified small businesses in the county). In San Diego County, the average number of people employed by a small business is 7.3 people.Everyone related to small business – the owners, the employees, the people who cater to and support small businesses – here are three tips for more balance in your life:1. Schedule time off. Small business owners value the importance of sticking to a schedule and deadlines. Decide how much time you can schedule to relax, be social or spend time with family in the next week and also how much time you would ideally like to have for such activities in the future. Then, schedule time away from work. Maybe this upcoming week you can only dedicate one hour away from everything work related; block out that hour on your calendar immediately. Knowing that your ideal amount of time is two full weekdays per month, a small business owner can set aside those specific dates in February now. Once those days are on the schedule, they must be respected as if they are meetings with the most valuable client. Commit to taking the time off for the things that matter most outside of business and protect that scheduled time.2. Turn off the cell phone. This goes for small business owners and anyone who has ever thought about work outside of the workplace. Especially when spending time with others outside of working hours, turn off the distractions of business. By removing the distractions of phone calls, text messages, instant messages, e-mails and phone alerts for a short time, you can truly relish in your time away from the office.Do you (or the small business owner you know) feel anxiety rise up inside of you when you merely consider turning off your phone? What if you took up the challenge of turning your phone off for one hour next week? Maybe it’s turning off the phone for the hour you’ve scheduled for yourself and your family. Maybe you turn off your phone before you fall asleep or leave it off while you get ready in the morning. Another suggestion is to shut off your phone during your commute if you drive. Since you shouldn’t be on it if you are driving, turn it off and turn up your favorite tunes. Whenever you decide to turn off your phone, you are claiming that time for yourself, which is a crucial piece of the work-life balance equation.Once you’ve turned on your phone again and realized that your business or work hasn’t imploded or exploded, your anxiety will be less the next time you cut off this type of communication. And what if your business does start to implode or explode? If you are not the sole person in your business, then someone will get ahold of you through your significant other, neighbor, friend, coworker or someone will show up where you are to tell you. If you are the sole person in your business, find another business owner in the same situation and work out a trade where you ensure each other’s businesses don’t go awry. Which brings us to the next point.3. Appoint a second-in-command for when you are inaccessible. You will take time off whether it’s an hour next week or a full month next year, and you don’t want to worry about your work during that time. That would eliminate the balance. Select a second-in-command and let the person know in what circumstance they will be in charge and how to reach you if a true emergency arises. (You may want to clarify what you consider an emergency with this person.) Let everyone in your company and important vendors know who is in charge in your absence moving forward. That way if something comes up in the hour you are in a business meeting or at your child’s play or in the month you are on vacation abroad, all employees and important vendors will know who to go to. Your second-in-command acts like the gatekeeper to your time away and assesses when he or she needs to contact you. Finally, when setting up your away messages with the times and dates you will be out of pocket, list your second-in-command’s contact information. Your away message may be on your website, in your social media messages, in an e-mail bounce-back message, on your store’s door, and on the phones in your business. If you’d like that breath of fresh air without the worry, then take the steps needed to prevent work from finding you unnecessarily while you are claiming more life in your work-life balance.With the majority of businesses in United States and in San Diego County operating as small businesses, work-life balance is necessary to continue and grow. By scheduling time off, turning off the cell phone and choosing a second-in-command, you can protect and freely enjoy your time away from the small business you run, work for or support. Here’s to work-life balance in small businesses everywhere!* The U.S. Small Business Administration sources data from the Office of Advocacy estimates based on data from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Census Bureau, and trends from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Business Employment Dynamics.

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Software As a Service (SaaS) Software on Demand – Using SaaS the Smart Way

Software as a Service (SaaS) Today’s business world demands that business owners quickly adapt to a changing environment. Businesses can improve internal operations when they are able to adapt to emerging technologies trends to reduce operational costs and ultimately improve service to clients. Businesses that fail to adapt find that attempting to function using old, supposedly tried-and-true methods and technologies can cost them significant amounts of money.When deployed correctly, Software as a Service (SaaS) can help your business reduce overhead costs associated with managing software installed and maintained on servers and client workstations. Software as a Service, also known as “software on demand” provides for quick deployment for many types of corporations and works particularly well within certain types of business operating models. Evolution of Software as a Service (SaaS)SaaS began with the development of hosted software space that first appeared commercially in 1998. These first-generation SaaS applications were applications that allowed Web-based access to software through a subscription from the SaaS vendor as opposed to traditional application licensing for software purchased “off-the-shelf.”The licensing model encourages software vendors to restrict the use of their applications by objectively defining how and when the application software can be used. The EULAs (End-User License Agreements) define precisely how an application can be used.With SaaS, conventional CD software installation onto a workstation is completely done away with, and customers are granted full access to the application from their desktop PC. The PC essentially becomes a “thin client” when using SaaS; virtually all access functions are executed on the vendor’s server in a remote data center. Basically, the desktop PC becomes a client and the vendor serves up the application(s) on demand; hence, SaaS is basically software on demand.At first, only certain companies were eager to adapt to SaaS. However, this group of companies made waves in their respective industries by becoming operationally effective when using SaaS. Today, more often than not, software is developed using the SaaS model because this delivery mechanism is a good fit for certain business operating models.SaaS is rapidly becoming a preferred delivery vehicle for corporations around the world. In certain instances, business owners are particularly happy with the total cost-of-ownership savings of the SaaS solution compared to that of buying software through conventional reseller channels. With the only financial responsibility in the form of a recurring subscription fee, costs are constant and predictable with SaaS. As many business owners know, this is not the case with perpetually licensed out-of-the-box software. By the third year of ownership of licensed software, total cost of ownership increases because many vendors are pushing for new hardware equipment and other upgrades to your IT infrastructure.Software as a Service (SaaS) Defined SaaS is just what the term implies: Software is supplied as a service by the software vendor. The application resides off-site at the vendor’s datacenter where the vendor is responsible for maintaining the data, servers and all other related hardware. Access to the remotely located application is granted by a subscription that allows end users to utilize the software. Users run the SaaS application over the Internet.Vendors are able to maintain an application that works for multiple clients without considerable customization or integration issues. With traditional enterprise-level applications, this is not the case where many costs are generated customizing an application for a particular company. With SaaS, those costs are eliminated and the vendor has a single, easy-to-maintain application for multiple clients. Upgrades are a snap as is releasing new versions. When the vendor needs to upgrade its application or release a new version, it simply installs it in their data center, and all customers are instantly upgraded simultaneously the next time the application is accessed.In most cases the software must be configured in an environment by where customers are able to access multiple applications simultaneously. SaaS is also known as a “one size fits all” kind of solution. By maintaining the hardware, vendors assume much of the operational IT costs associated with maintaining the software and servers that run the application(s). Transitioning to SaaS at your company could save your organization a lot of money by shifting these operational costs over to the SaaS vendor. Doing so eliminates the number of IT hours necessary to maintain the software running in-house on workstations, plus it reduces hardware costs for additional servers and other related equipment.Shifting these responsibilities to the software vendor changes the customer-vendor relationship. Obviously, firms able to take advantage of SaaS are able to dramatically reduce operational costs and enable IT staff to focus on higher-order tasks within their organization. The SaaS platform also differs radically from traditional licensing methods in how the software is paid for. Gone are the large upfront costs with various consultancy fees and maintenance costs associated with adapting a new application company-wide. Instead, customers pay a subscription fee that may occur on a monthly or annual basis.SaaS software vendors make the trade-off for the upfront fees for a predictable, steady cash flow from a service-based relationship with the customer. Keeping the customer relationship intact is essential for the SaaS provider to maintain these revenue streams and to keep them flowing. It is this need that drives the SaaS vendor to provide a quality service in their application, along with quality customer service when needed.Oftentimes, it is the latter quality that many traditionally licensed software platforms are lacking. Regrettably, with certain SaaS vendors some of these companies are all about the customer up front when the application is initially being deployed only to essentially “forget” about the customer when it is time to provide some additional support. Obviously, forgetting about the customer is not in the SaaS vendor’s best interest.It should also be noted certain enterprise software vendors often claim disinterest in developing SaaS applications, claiming SaaS is not able to provide the same level of sophistication inherent in their offerings. These vendors are underestimating the pervasiveness and agility of today’s SaaS offerings. Considering that enterprise software vendors generate significant revenues from upfront costs, the reasoning behind the expressed dissatisfaction becomes even clearer.For small business owners, an enterprise software vendor may not be a viable option. For some vendors, it’s simply not cost effective for large enterprise-centric SaaS vendors to support businesses with fewer than 10 end users. With the SaaS application offering, the level of customer service remains the same no matter how many users need access.Benefits of SaaS Savings generated by the relocation of an application from the customer’s location to the vendor’s data center are easily observable in terms of reduced IT staff hours or employees and the associated hardware needs. Other generated savings and benefits of SaaS are not so easily observable, are subtle in nature and can be far-reaching in their effectiveness.These benefits are worth mentioning: o Delivery of standardized software applications across departments, business units and the entire corporation. o Improved security and access to digital documents in-house and outside of the office via the Internet. o Comprehensive training supplied from the same SaaS vendors with a new subscription. o Ongoing customer support from the SaaS vendor continued throughout the term of the contract. o Reduced risk as opposed to retail-boxed licensed software. The software is always accessible, and you don’t sacrifice productivity time should a workstation have to be rebuilt and you have to reinstall software.Anytime a business can embrace an improved operational process, cost savings are realized. Standards applied across the business environment reduce or remove variations in work performance. These variations occur when different employees, perhaps located at different work sites or even different departments within the same building, alter their work process when completing similar tasks. Defining standards helps your business succeed in the most cost-effective manner possible. Under certain operating models, SaaS improves these standards by requiring virtually all employees to access the same version of software. The centralized application provides an access medium employees use to run the software at the office or remotely.Access to files at the vendor’s data center (or in some cases a local workstation) is enhanced through SaaS. Centralized access using high-speed Internet connections improves the likelihood that documents will be easy to find. Security can also be improved by locating the documents off-site. Located on the vendor’s data center, your business documents are now maintained within the vendor’s security standards. Quality SaaS vendors usually have very high levels of security. Oftentimes, they use encryption to protect documents as the documents pass to and from the data center back the user.Note: Be sure to review the SaaS vendor’s security policy before signing any contract.Training supplied by the vendor at the time a subscription is purchased is another potential benefit of using SaaS. Reputable vendors provide training – after all, it is in their best interest to train customers to keep that constant revenue stream flowing. Customers will use the software if they know how to use it, and they are able to get what they need out of the application(s).SaaS training can be tailored to your company’s specific needs. Extensive guides are both informative and easy to understand, and interactive help is readily available. Free trial periods are also common with SaaS vendors. During the free trial period, which usually lasts a few weeks or even a month or more, some vendors will take the time to train you on the software in order to acquire you as a client. In a service-based relationship established by virtue of the SaaS subscription, customer support continues for as long as the subscription remains current. This is also essential for the vendor to continue the relationship. Remember, a SaaS vendor wants to keep you happy, and they know that quality customer service goes a long way to retain clients.SaaS presents far less risks for customers than many traditional licensing models. SaaS vendors reduce the software transaction with the customer down to granting access with a subscription payment. For the customer, should the application not perform as expected, the loss is only limited to the price of the subscription. This is not the case with certain traditional software licensing models, where the total cost of the software is a loss should the application not live up to expectations. Also present within a SaaS licensing model: You’re encouraged to consider purchasing more licenses than you need initially or else risk violating the defined EULA. The SaaS vendor isn’t concerned with disk copying or reverse engineering of their product. All code is kept on-site, safely where it can’t be shared unless access is granted.SaaS service agreement terms are pretty much cut and dry, and should be displayed on the vendor’s Web site. These terms should be read and thoroughly understood. The vendor can easily terminate the customer relationship if a violation occurs by simply refusing access to the application. Before any company jumps into adapting SaaS, it is important to note what specific types of organizations are structured to benefit the most from SaaS. The fact is, there are specific types of companies that should not adopt SaaS. The best companies suited for SaaS are ones that have a unified operating model.If your business is considering the move to SaaS from conventional software, it’s important that you ask yourself these five questions: o How will SaaS support our business better than traditional software licensing? o What is the total cost-of-ownership comparison between a three-year SaaS subscription with bundled services and purchasing software the conventional way? o Are there any special considerations for the SaaS software that would require modifications to your current systems or network infrastructure? o How would your end users’ experience change with the SaaS model compared to conventional software? o What time frame is needed to introduce the SaaS application compared to that of conventional software?The Unified Business Operating Model It’s been my firsthand experience that the unified operating model is usually the best fit for SaaS. For businesses that fall under this category, leveraging SaaS can significantly reduce deployment and maintenance costs.Obviously, not all companies operate under this business model. What the unified operating model has that other types of operation don’t is that many applications are accessed through a centralized location. Businesses lacking this centralization may find it difficult to convert to SaaS. Centralized management is also important to the unified operating model as are standardized business units. Companies operating with heterogeneous business units, each with its own localized management and different business processes would also have some obstacles to overcome when transitioning to SaaS.Transformation into a unified operating model is not impossible. Many businesses strive toward unification by centralizing operations that streamline business processes and ultimately improve customer relationships while reducing operational costs simultaneously. Unified business operating models have transformed many companies operating under antiquated business models that simply don’t work as well in today’s business world. In the past, many companies diversified into new business sectors and developed individual business units that operated separately from other business units owned by the same company.The Internet revolution forced many companies to once again centralize business operations to facilitate communications and decision-making for the corporation operating on a global scale. Some companies not able to centralize all their business units spun them off into new, separate companies or sold them off to competitors. Even today, these actions continue. The unified business operating model is not limited to large, global operations. Businesses just starting can quickly establish themselves using this model. Choosing SaaS for application-supported business processes can help your new business venture during its initial start-up. Established small and medium businesses (SMBs) may also be operating in a unified manner.Risks of SaaS It should be noted that SaaS isn’t for every company. While the unified business operating model presents the ideal model to take advantage of SaaS, there are other situations where the solution should not be implemented. Business-critical processes should not necessarily depend upon SaaS. It’s important at the beginning to consider the ramifications of choosing SaaS before actually purchasing it. Risk analysis should be thoroughly conducted just as with any other new software platform under consideration. Businesses must consider how essential the SaaS functions are by considering how they would operate should the SaaS vendor to go offline. It’s imperative that when evaluating an SaaS vendor, your company examines the vendor’s track record of uptime availability.Do the following: Find other businesses that have adopted the platform and talk to them about their experiences with the vendors you’re considering.Also, SaaS service agreements must be carefully read and understood for all the limitations implied by the agreement. Specifically, it is the payment that is due on time for the subscription to continue. Arrangements must be made ahead of time if, perhaps, your business chooses to have fewer licenses over the next billing period to guard against the vendor expecting more payment for the recurring subscription.Companies with high-value digital assets probably shouldn’t consider SaaS. While performing data functions and storing information on the remote data center may enhance the data integrity of most businesses, this is not always the case with every operation. The customer in the SaaS vendor relationship must consider the promises the vendor agrees to as to how data is stored and maintained no matter what new applications are introduced as the relationship progresses.Here are some important recommendations to consider with SaaS:o Know what business operating models benefit most from SaaS and seriously, think through whether or not your company will benefit from SaaS.o Understand how SaaS impacts cross-functional teams and multiple business units.o Correlate total cost of ownership of SaaS compared to conventional software licensing models.o Get the entire service agreement in writing from the SaaS vendor prior to purchasing the service.o Should a pilot program be implemented, set up an online forum using widely available, free software to allow end users a means to provide feedback on the application’s performance.Finally, SaaS is a relatively new phenomenon that is rapidly becoming a foreseeable choice for certain large and small businesses. Companies ideally structured to take advantage of SaaS are rapidly signing up and in many instances, reducing their overall operating costs.Of course, considerations must be made when making a change from traditionally licensed software. The fact is, not all businesses are ideally suited for SaaS.However, it is certain SaaS is here to stay and will continue to grow in popularity as a preferred delivery method of software applications.Michael G. Perry has more than 20 years’ professional experience in management, IT consulting and writing technical documentation related to business process, policies and procedures.To learn more visit to email Michael directly. Disclaimer/Release of Liability Statement:Regarding knowledge shared in this article, Michael G. Perry will not be held responsible for any consequential damages resulting from the application of content or recommendations.Copyright © 2008 Coprofit, All rights reserved.Reproduction prohibited without prior written consent. enforced.

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How to Pick an Online School

One task that is to be done for online learning is to look for a good distance learning provider. There are many distance learning providers you may come across but you must know what you should be looking for and what makes a school better from another or which school is exactly the one for you. Best thing to do is to help yourself in this task is to first make a checklist and tick the things you would like to see in your online school. If you come across a school which do not have what you are looking for then you should move on. There are several others on which look at. For your help we are going to take a look at the important things you should keep in mind while choosing the best distance learning provider for you.

Are they well accredited?

The most important thing to look for is that your distance learning provider must be accredited. If that is not the case then you will have to face serious problems looking for a job. Your online school must be accredited from either of these organizations: NWCCU, DETS, MSA, SACS and NEASC. Usually different states in US have different criteria for these distance online learning providers. The schools usually have a list of regions where they are accepted.

Set and meet your standards.

You can’t decide whether a school is the right one for you unless you have a set criteria and standard that you are looking for. You may have missed a part of your course so you need to make sure if you cover up your credits on those subjects. The emphasis should be more on quality than quantity. Look up the internet for more comments and experience people have had with certain distance online learning providers.

Reasonable cost.

Like normal schools these online learning schools differ in costs too. Some may be expensive than others while some may even be free. Usually private schools are considered costlier. However, it should not be assumed that the high costs are due to the high standard of education.

Online demos.

Many distance online learning providers put up demos for students who are considering them and to know the standard of education that should be expected. But one should also notice if the school is being over-marketed.

How long have they been there?

Usually this is something people do not look at. But actually this is one of the aspects that will help you in decision making as it can be risky to choose a distance learning provider with less experience and not much of reputations amongst those who have been in your place before.

Ask Grads. Ask existing grads how well they’re succeeding in getting a job, or a teaching position at a university or other academic institute. If the unemployment rate is high, that could be a problem.

Look at theses. Many online institutes allow you to browse the theses of previous graduates. Take a look at some of the ones in your field, and evaluate them: do they seem good-quality? Are they rigorous? This will help you judge the quality of the program.
This was just to help you move in the right direction. You can now come up with your own queries and start making your checklist. Look up as many distance learning providers you could possibly get to know what others have and the school you are considering does not. This can be done easily with the help of a checklist and at the end evaluate and see which suits your criteria.

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Educational Leaders Must Strive To Increase Resources Available For Their Schools

Contemporary educational leaders function in complex local contexts. They must cope not only with daily challenges within schools but also with problems originating beyond schools, like staffing shortages, problematic school boards, and budgetary constraints. There are some emerging patterns and features of these complex contexts that educational leaders should recognize. Educational leaders face a political terrain marked by contests at all levels over resources and over the direction of public education.The vitality of the national economy has been linked to the educational system, shifting political focus on public education from issues of equity to issues of student achievement. States have increasingly centralized educational policymaking in order to augment governmental influence on curriculum, instruction, and assessment. With the rise of global economic and educational comparisons, most states have emphasized standards, accountability, and improvement on standardized assessments. Paradoxically, some educational reforms have decentralized public education by increasing site-based fiscal management.School leaders in this new environment must both respond to state demands and also assume more budget-management authority within their buildings. Meanwhile, other decentralizing measures have given more educational authority to parents by promoting nontraditional publicly funded methods of educational delivery, such as charter schools and vouchers. Political pressures such as these have significantly changed the daily activities of local educational leaders, particularly by involving them intensively in implementing standards and assessments. Leaders at all levels must be aware of current trends in national and state educational policy and must decide when and how they should respond to reforms.The many connections between education and economics have posed new challenges for educational leaders. As both an economic user and provider, education takes financial resources from the local community at the same time as it provides human resources in the form of students prepared for productive careers. Just as the quality of a school district depends on the district’s wealth, that wealth depends on the quality of the public schools. There is a direct relationship between educational investment and individual earnings. Specifically, it has been found that education at the elementary level provides the greatest rate of return in terms of the ratio of individual earnings to cost of education. This finding argues for greater investment in early education. Understanding these connections, educational leaders must determine which educational services will ensure a positive return on investment for both taxpayers and graduates. Where local economies do not support knowledge-based work, educational investment may indeed generate a negative return. Leaders must endeavor to support education for knowledge-based jobs while encouraging communities to be attractive to industries offering such work. Educational leaders must be aware of the nature of their local economies and of changes in local, national, and global markets. To link schools effectively to local economies, leaders should develop strong relationships with community resource providers, establish partnerships with businesses and universities, and actively participate in policymaking that affects education, remembering the complex interdependence between education and public wealth.Two important shifts in the nation’s financial terrain in the past 19 years have worked to move the accountability of school leaders from school boards to state governments. First, the growth in state and federal funding for public education constrains leaders to meet governmental conditions for both spending and accountability. Second, state aid has been increasingly linked to equalizing the “adequacy” of spending across districts, which has influenced leaders to use funds for producing better outcomes and for educating students with greater needs, including low-income and disabled children. Complicating these shifts are the widely varying financial situations among jurisdictions. These financial differences have made significant disparities in spending between districts in urban areas and districts in rural areas common. In this dynamic financial context, educational leaders must strive to increase resources available for their schools, accommodate state accountability systems, and seek community support, even as they strive to increase effective use of resources by reducing class size, prepare low-achieving children in preschool programs, and invest in teachers’ professional growth.Recently, two important accountability issues have received considerable attention. The first has to do with market accountability. Since markets hold service providers accountable, if the market for education choices like charter schools and vouchers grows, leaders may be pressured to spend more time marketing their schools. The second issue has to do with political accountability. State accountability measures force leaders to meet state standards or face public scrutiny and possible penalties. The type of pressure varies among states according to the content, cognitive challenges, and rewards and punishments included in accountability measures. School leaders can respond to accountability pressures originating in state policies by emphasizing test scores, or, preferably, by focusing on generally improving effectiveness teaching and learning. The external measures resulting from political accountability trends can focus a school staff’s efforts, but leaders must mobilize resources to improve instruction for all students while meeting state requirements. And they must meet those demands even as the measures, incentives, and definitions of appropriate learning undergo substantial change.Public education is expanding in terms of both student numbers and diversity. An increasingly contentious political environment has accompanied the growth in diversity. Immigration is also shaping the demographic picture. For example, many immigrant children need English-language training, and providing that training can strain school systems. Economic changes are also affecting schools, as the number of children who are living in poverty has grown and poverty has become more concentrated in the nation’s cities.The shift to a knowledge-based economy and demographic changes accompanying the shift challenge the schools that are attempting to serve area economies. Given such demographic challenges, school leaders must create or expand specialized programs and build capacity to serve students with diverse backgrounds and needs. Leaders must also increase supplemental programs for children in poverty and garner public support for such measures from an aging population. Educational leaders must cope with two chief issues in this area: First, they must overcome labor shortages; second, they must maintain a qualified and diverse professional staff. Shortages of qualified teachers and principals will probably grow in the next decade. Rising needs in specialty areas like special, bilingual, and science education exacerbate shortages. Causes of projected shortages include population growth, retirements, career changes,and local turnover. Turnover generally translates into a reduction of instructional quality resulting from loss of experienced staff, especially in cities, where qualified teachers seek better compensation and working conditions elsewhere. In order to address shortages, some jurisdictions have intensified recruiting and retention efforts, offering teachers emergency certification and incentives while recruiting administrators from within teacher ranks and eliminating licensure hurdles. In these efforts, leaders should bear in mind that new staff must be highly qualified. It is critical to avoid creating bifurcated staffs where some are highly qualified while others never acquire appropriate credentials. Leaders must also increase the racial and ethnic diversity of qualified teachers and administrators. An overwhelmingly White teacher and principal corps serves a student population that is about 31% minority (much greater in some areas). More staff diversity could lead to greater understanding of different ways of thinking and acting among both staff and students. This survey of the current context of educational leadership reveals three dominant features. First, the national shift toward work that requires students to have more education has generated demands for greater educational productivity. Second, this shift has caused states to play a much larger role in the funding and regulation of public education. Third, states’ regulatory role has expanded to include accountability measures to ensure instructional compliance and competence. Educational leaders must take heed of these features if they hope to successfully navigate the current educational terrain.

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The Keys to Success to Investing in Real Estate

Most real estate professionals flunk within the first few months of trying to create a business enterprise out of real estate investing. The trick begins with a beneficial marketing plan and then practicing a disciplined effort to the marketing plan on a even basis. There is a lot more required to succeed, and you will encounter more tips, tricks and unique real estate marketing techniques in this article.Is there anyone in your town that doesn’t recognize that you buy homes or that you are a real estate professional? If so, you aren’t performing as well at marketing or rendering real estate investing information about your real estate investing business enterprise as well you could be. I find out real estate investors telling all the time that they aren’t receiving seller phone calls and subsequently aren’t receiving the leads they need to find the real estate business deals they require to earn a living. I say increase the marketing and the sellers will Call. Not only that but if you are canvassing the world (or at least your area) that you buy problem real estate holdings, eventually you will be acknowledged for what you do and sellers will telephone you strictly on your reputation. this is what is called cost effective marketing.One real estate professional was in a home, garden and hardware store a few calendar weeks ago and went past a couple of guys in an aisle. A conversation was heard while he walked by, I overheard one state, “That is the real estate man”. Now I had never known either of those men and have no idea who they are but that experience lets me acknowledge that I must be doing my business at letting the world to recognize my business is buying real estate in that area. There are many ways to let the area know that you are in the real estate investing profession and getting information out there that helps people realize you buy foreclosures, distressed real estate, do real estate short sales and have got a lot of real estate information and experience to flip properties. Some methods are cheap and some are more expensive. You are going to have to attempt many things and acquire a feel for what brings about for you the best results in your region to get the calls you require to transact real estate deals. I have tried many forms of marketing methods for real estate commercial enterprises of all varieties and have come back to a few that consistently create enough leads for me to purchase the 2 or 3 real estate holdings and houses I want to purchase every single calendar month. They are as follows:Classified AdsThe classified advertisement in the most prominent newspaper in the region is by far the heaviest producer of leads for local real estate investors that I have determined. I understand it is costly and I understand there are instances it does not generate phone calls but if you are going to persist in the real estate investing business sector just place it in there and leave it. Get used to it making up part of the toll of performing the real estate business. You may expend about $350.00 a calendar month for my 4 line ad and that is the commercial range. I’d consider running it 365 days a year to constantly cue everyone that you are a real estate professional and you purchase real estate in their region.Over the past few or so years I have watched many “real estate investor” ads come and go. Most folks put them in for a many or even just a couple of calendar weeks and then remove them or try just placing them in on the week ends. Real Estate Marketing just simply does not work this way. Put your real estate ad in the paper and leave it in there. It will more than make up for the price, trust me, and you will see after you finish your first deal. If you are distressed because there are real estate investors ads from many other investors in there, don’t be. They are there because they are getting responses. Just be sure to and actually answer your cell phone and keep it on all the time otherwise you’ll be squandering money.When a fresh ad for real estate investor information shows up in my newspaper, I will always call on the advertisement. 9 times out of 10 I get a message device or answering service. This is a significant turn off to somebody who needs a resolution to their real estate trouble now. They want to speak to a person who can quiet their anxiety over their current issues with their home and tell them everything is going to be ok. Your answering device won’t do that, they need a human being. As for what to put in the advertising, you will have to work on this one. I have tried various idea and the one I have now hast not changed for over 4 years. I haven’t switched it because I get responses. My ad is:We Pay CASH FOR HOMES In 24 Hours! Any area, price or condition Call xxx-xxx-xxxxNow I have had other real estate professionals jockey for place and interchange their ad copy to be leading of mine in the column but it has not made whatsoever difference, at least as far as I can discern. Don’t worry about those things, just get the advertising out there and leave it. It could possibly take a bit of time, perhaps a several weeks to get going but sellers will telephone. As soon as you have your classified advertising running, then you should start working on your other marketing techniques right away. If you only go through one idea a week, within a few weeks or a couple of months you will have a significantly powerful real estate purchasing process.Ads in the “Freebie” PapersYou might also run advertisements in the freebie papers in your local region or the region you want to conduct real estate investment deals. These are the “Thrifty Nickel”, or whatever they are named in your region. We run both a column ad and a display in this newspaper and expend about $175.00 or so a calendar month for these ads. They pull in seller leads reasonably well and have always rationalized the costs. Remember that these guys are usually open to talking terms on your rates and you will probably get a better rate if you commit to a longer advertising agreement.Bandit Signs or Road Signs.Bandit signs are great. They are some of the best lead producing tools around. I have yet to put out a bunch and not be bombed with calls right after I arranged my marketing. I just don’t position them out that often. I might place out a few to a half dozen or so a calendar month and the ones that continue and don’t get taken down continue to pull in phone calls. At an average price of less than $4.00 per sign, they are one of the greatest real estate marketing and advertising values available. Check the net for sign manufacturers for discount signage costs. I use 18 x 24 signs and set them at high traffic crossings around the town I wish to purchase houses in.I also position a sign in the front yard immediately after purchasing any house. I have purchased several homes in the same regions as a result of marketing this way.You can either use wood stakes or the wire stakes with your signs. I like the wood stakes because they do not bend like the wire ones, in addition, they are more less expensive and you can find just about any reasonably sized stick of wood or stake at your local hardware store for a really good value. Just get long lengths and trim down to fit. Then just nail the sign to it with the roofing nails with the orange or green plastic tops or you can use screws. There are many variants on what the wording on the sign can say. Keep in mind that traffic will be moving so you want to keep your message short and simple so it may be read. Plus your telephone number must be big, large and easy to read.If you search the sign advertisement content, you will discover that it is same resemblance my paper ad. I like to brand my advertising because I believe that helps with identification that is probably why the two guys noticed me as a Real Estate Professional..You want to have contrast, so a white sign with dark blue letters usually is the best draw. Some folks swear by black on yellow or black on orange. Again, I say it’s not what or how you say it rather simply that you’re out there marketing and placing out signs that counts. You’ll build a ‘brand image over time if you stay logical with your real estate marketing endeavors. When dealing with bandit signs, be sure that your local code enforcement laws are aware of them. In some areas or counties they can lax on them but a few miles down the road in another county or city, they can be super strict and will ticket you in a minute, pull the signs down and lead off looking for your next posters to go after you again. Some retail merchants in high tax areas can’t put out any A board signage without having them sized and then fined.Flyers and Bulletin Board PostingsFlyers and related collateral are another cheap way to get the word out that you are a real estate investor buy property, foreclosures or distressed properties. Just create a flyer with any one of the free on-line flyer software internet sites telling people that your are a real estate investor and how to get in touch with you. Make copies for few cents apiece and you have some really inexpensive real estate marketing and advertising. It really is that simple. Then place these flyers on every bulletin board in your Town or region you would like to buy your property, foreclosure or distressed home.. I also recommend that you place some of them in those plastic sheet shielders so the rain won’t ruin them and put them up on phone poles around neighborhoods I like to buy property in.. While not as prominent as the bandit signs, on poles actually in the neighbourhood they still attract phone calls. I carry a file with me in my automobile and put them up whenever I stop at a grocery store or major discount shop or really wherever. Some of the other area to put them are:· Laundromats
· Taped to the inside of telephone Booths.
· On the counter of any business organization that will let you place them at.
· Bulletin boards at any local or major rebate store (lots of traffic)
· Grocery store bulletin boards
· Fax to Mortgage agents, call first
· Fax to Real Estate Agents, call first and they may get a lot of these.
· Take them Door to Door in target regions
· Employment centre Bulletin board
· County Courthouse or public office Bulletin boardThese are just a few illustrations. Any place that will allow you to set one is a good place. You can never let too many people know that you are a real estate investor and are in the foreclosure market.Imprinted and/or Promotional ItemsOptimum Real Estate Investor Marketing Ideas – These no-lose ideas are sure to get you top hits on leads and calls for your Real Estate Investing occupation.These are some of my favourites and most fun. While they are not the top producers of leads or the least costly, they will sure position you apart from the average investor.Pen Knives – These tiny Swiss army knives are the neatest things. They are actually key chains etched with your content, mine being: WE BUY HOMES – All cash or take over payments within 24 hours! Call xxx-xxx-xxx I assure if you give one of these to somebody they will hold on to it it and if they conceive of selling, they will think of you. They are about $1.75 each.Key Chains – I give these to all my buyers with the keys to their new house on them and leave them all over the place. They come in the shape of a house or #1 or whatever style you like and have your message on them. You can guess what mine says. Cost – about $. 25 cents apiece.Pens – I use these all the time. Whenever I sign a sales receipt or anything I leave my pen. I cannot tell you how many outcries I have gotten off of these things and since I often need one, I always possess one to give away. My attorney even has a supply on his closing table. I possess two types printed. One for sellers says “We Buy Homes!” and one for buyers says “Everyone Qualifies”. Cost – about $.26 cents per unit.Coin Holders – These you hardly find anymore so everyone is surprised when I have them. I leave these things everywhere. Mine are bright yellow with blue letters and my message. Cost – about $.30 cents apiece.I leave all of these promotional items everywhere, on the top of gas pumps, on end-cap displays in grocery stores and in department stores. I look at it this way, if I give away 100 pens, 50 knives and 50 coin holders a month, that is only a little over $100 bucks a month. That is still cheap advertising. And with the money you can make in a real estate deal, it is ‘no cost’ marketing strategy. You can get any of these promotional advertising products at many major promotion marketing manufacturer, and you can find companies online as well.Business CardsI order business cards by the 1000′s and you should as well, there are a lot of great places online that can print up nice (and cheap) cards for you and that specialize in real estate as well. As for business cards, well, they are cheap, mine are about $50.00 for 2000, and I pass them out and leave them everywhere I possibly can. I leave my cards everywhere, in pay phones, on restaurant tables, my kids even have their own supply to pass out. Try to get a box a week out. The card doesn’t have to be fancy, in fact the simpler the better. My card is bright yellow with blue letters and says:WE BUY HOUSES Foreclosure? Need Repairs? Bad Tenants? Divorce? CASH IN 48 HOURS! OFFERS MADE ON ALL CALLS! XXX-XXX-XXXXCar MagneticsMagnetics are one of those things where you spend once and get use for a long time. Mine cost about $75.00 and are yellow with blue letters. They say:WE BUY HOUSES! FA$T CA$H XXX-XXX-XXXXorSELL YOUR HOME FAST WE PAY CA$H XXX-XXX-XXXXI have gotten several deals from these signs. Remember to order a smaller set for the back of your car/truck. People have more of a chance to read the message when they are riding behind you.ClothingI like golf shirts and oxford dress shirts with my logo on them. There’s plenty of adverting houses that will help you design a logo if you don’t have one or use the one you already have. There is no charge for set up and all items ordered include your embroidered logo free.I pass custom imprinted hats out to everyone I know who wears one and have given away many shirts as well. They really look nice and present a nice image for your business.Other Advertising ToolsThere are many other shapes of advertising, some I have tested in the past such as billboards, door hangers, yellow pages, television and radio advertisement. I even have a traveling billboard, an old SUV painted bright yellow with blue WE BUY HOUSES! and my telephone number that I drive around and park overnight at dissimilar places. It brings the calls! Get the marketing going and let the world know who to call when they have a house to sell, a pre-foreclosure, distressed property or someone who just wants to get out of their house.. If that phone isn’t ringing, you aren’t making money so you need to get a good marketing strategy going and stick with it!I sincerely hope these tips will help you in your next real estate marketing efforts and get you the real estate investing deals you’re after.

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