Leading Female Experts and Personal Brand: Who Do You Influence?

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Last week Time Magazine shared some of the world’ best known Personal Brands: the profiles of the world’s 100 Most Influential People. Jeff Bezos graces the cover and each person featured is a celebrity or political figure. The article about each person is written by another influencer. For example, Melinda Gate’s profile is written by Sheryl Sandberg. She describes Melinda as ‘a fierce advocate for women around the world and that her impact will be felt for generations’.

The edition is certainly inspiring, yet the challenge for us as women is that sometimes we see Influencers like this and think ‘what can I offer? How can I possibly make such an impact?’

And when I hear women say this, my thoughts are drawn to a special lady called Lillian Armfield.

Lillian Armfield was born on 3 December 1884 at Mittagong, New South Wales, daughter of George Armfield, a labourer, and his wife Elizabeth. Educated locally, she was highly intelligent, well schooled and was described as having a good head for numbers.

Before her time

In 1907 she became a nurse at the Hospital for the Insane, Callan Park, Sydney, where she looked after female inmates. Due to her competence and kindness to patients, in 1915, the medical superintendent recommended she apply for a newly established post. This post was as a police recruit in the NSW police force. At the time there were no female police officers in Australia, but this little hurdle didn’t deter her. She thought she would be well suited to a career on the front line.

Lillian was successful in her application and in her starting role was paid the grand sum of 7 shillings, 6 pence a day. Unlike her male colleagues, however, Lillian’s contract specified that no uniforms were to be provided and no overtime or expenses were to be allowed.

After a year’s probation she was enrolled as a special constable, however, her promotion came with a catch. In what would seem unbelievable in today’s workplace, Lillian was required to sign an agreement with the inspector-general of police. This made her subject to the same rules and discipline as her male colleagues. However, without the right to any compensation for injuries received in carrying out her duties. In addition to this quite overt discrimination, Lillian was also required to forego her right to superannuation and pension benefits upon retirement.

Overseas interest

The experiment of Lillian Armfield’s appointment was watched with intense interest overseas. She was the first plain-clothes female detective, exercising the same powers of arrest and working side-by-side her male colleagues. So foreign was this concept of a female policewoman, that it gained international attention.

In Paris, a captain for the French police declared that policewomen would be the subject of jeers and prompted the following jingle in a Sydney newspaper:

“In gay Paree no police you’ll see parading around in skirts

For France prefers her mademoiselles as dainty, pretty flirts,

No Sergeant Armfield there you’ll find, forever on the roam,

The

Ten Ways to Make Money Online and Earn Good Income

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The Internet offers great moneymaking opportunities for Individuals with computer knowledge and skills required to thrive in this online medium. There are a number of ways to earn money online but the ten best possible ways to earn money online are:

Try selling things on the Internet. That is the simplest way of making money online using the Internet. Selling products on the internet through online shopping portals, virtual auction sites, or setting up a web store in your own website provides a great income opportunity to everyone who has something nice to sell to potential customers online. This is ideal for generating the required amount of revenue on a long-term basis and is the simplest of moneymaking options available online.

For all those who believe that their photography skills can impress anyone, there is a great option to sell photos online and earn money. There are numerous stock photography agencies present online, which help you in selling your photos online. These agencies offer great incentives and income opportunities to budding photographers. The amount is paid on a per-download basis to these photographers after getting the royalty payment rights from them. This is a very useful way to earn money online if you have the required skill set.

Several message boards have many visitors to their sites. These message boards are dependent on regular contributions from the forum members to keep the community alive and the conversation growing. As the message boards get popular, there are chances that more members that are new will join the forum and get their queries solved or contribute towards the discussion. These message boards get the sufficient advertisements to pay to their most active members, who have been posting on a regular basis, thereby giving them a chance to earn some money.

Through various social networking sites, it is actually possible to earn money while going through different profile of people who are members of these sites. Some social networking sites pay its users money to improve page impressions in their profile to attract more visitors. These sites also offer money for uploading and sharing pictures and referring new members to the social networking site. The money given to an Individual depends on a proportionate payment structure setup by the site that distributes almost half of its advertising revenues to its members.

Filling up surveys is another way to earn money online. Filling up market research survey may look like a very boring activity but the opportunities to earn money in this type of work are endless. There are thousands of research groups online, which would like to take your opinion about various things and in that process, pay you for presenting your opinion. For each survey completed, there are certain points or money given out to the users. Once the money-earning limit is hit, the survey team allows the user the opportunity to take the money or exchange the points for a certain amount of money.

Another great way to earn money online …

Start Your Own Online Home Business With A Money Making Site

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In the past I have fallen for the hype and wasted a lot of money because I really did not know what I was doing or did not have the experience and knowledge to put everything together to make an online home business work, so here are some tips to start your own online home business off on the right foot and how to make money online.

When you think about it, having a successful online business means that you will need to own your own domain, which will enable you to alter, add to and change your web site when necessary. You ideally need the opportunity of offering a free newsletter that visitors to your site can subscribe to, so you will require an autoresponder to be installed and a series of follow-up emails will need to be written. You will require products to sell and ideally you need to use companies who ship the goods on your behalf, otherwise you will need to get involved in accepting payments and shipping the goods, which you will have had to purchase first yourself. These are only a few of the basics and one can see that it can be very involved and complicated.

But let us look at what else may be required, just so that you are fully aware of what starting an online home business is all about. Owning your own domain and having access to your source code gives you the freedom to do what you like to your site, which means you have control of your business, but this will require knowledge of html. Internet Marketing is another animal altogether! You need visitors, lots of them, to your site to generate signups and sales, so ideally the online home business opportunity should offer a full training program and a forum where you can go to discuss your business, get assistance and ultimately you can offer help to others.

The ultimate of course is to find a business-in-a-box. This means that your website will come fully set up with the affiliate programs loaded and you will be able to select your own domain name and then be in a position to add any other programs to the site. The all important autoresponder should also be installed and ready to fire off emails to your subscribers, plus you will be able to add more follow-ups to your autoresponder.

You will be able to install a link exchange program to create linking partnerships, a stat counter, add banners or text links, change the colour and design of your site, choose your keywords and optimize your site for the search engines, link your blog to your site, add an article directory, stream fresh content onto your site, upload ebooks, software and more. Literally, you can do whatever you want as you have full control of your own online home business.

You may well be thinking that this is all too complicated and you do not have the knowledge, but that …

Furniture Removal Tips to Save Money

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Any furniture removal can be an intimidating process no matter what the location of your new home or office. If moving interstate, the need to figure out how interstate back loading works and whether or not you should backload is crucial for a successful interstate move. 

The most important thing to do is to plan everything ahead of time and to get the right information from qualified professionals. Time is money and making the time to map out how you’ll spend your money will mean bigger savings.

 

This list contains some money saving moving tips that you might consider when undertaking a furniture removal:

 

Make a Budget and Don’t Deviate 

 

It is absolutely essential to stick to a budget once you have itemized all your expenses. Write down a list of predictable expenditures such as packing supplies, professional movers, takeout food, hotel stays, fuel, etc. Include a buffer in your budget so that if unforeseen expenditures arise, you’ll be prepared. 

Employ Professional Furniture Removalists 

Interview several removalists and get quotes. Moving expenses are normally calculated depending on the volume or the number of rooms, the distance between the two start and end locations, efforts exerted in packing as well as access, and the time of year. Peak moving times include the summer, weekends, and holidays so they will cost you more than if you were to move on other days.

 

Remember that just because one company gave the lowest price estimate, it doesn’t necessarily mean that is the best arrangement. The quality of your moving service is important, so remember to look at the policies concerning damaged items (while in the process of moving). 

Use Affordable Packing Methods and Supplies – If You are on a Tight Budget  

Do the packing and unpacking yourself. You’ll save a lot more money this way. Hunt for good deals on packing supplies. Sometimes, friends and families have these items saved up from their own moves. Get free boxes from your workplace or a local supermarket. There are plenty of ways to get cheap moving supplies. Investigate – you’ll sure find something that’ll be useful for your move. 

Lessen Your Travel Weight 

The less goods you have, the less there is to move, and the less you pay your movers. In many cases, professional movers will charge based on the volume of your possessions. So try, whenever possible, to eradicate unnecessary items. You can get rid of them via a garage sale or donate them to charity. Many things can be sold quite easily on eBay now, so don’t rule that option out when you’re ready to sell. 

Switch Off the Utilities 

Call the utility companies (and cable company) ahead of time to ensure that your service has ended on your moving day.

Switch off the water heater and turn down the heating. Be certain that all lights are not on. Lock and seal any openings such as windows and doors so that the house’s contents are …

Is Money Really What Holds You Back From Starting a Business?

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Ask just about anyone considering whether to start a business what they believe to be the biggest obstacle to starting that business and the answer is almost always, money. It's a matter of, "I do not have the money" or "I do not know how to get the money" or "Even if I tried, I do not think I could get the money." It is a valid concern. Many businesses fail in the first three years because they are under capitalized to withstand the ramp up period needed by many new business ventures. The bottom line- money matters. But, the more intriguing question is how much?

On our website, we encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to check their entrepreneurial readiness with a short online survey. Rather than "score" the respondent, the intent is both to highlight the success factor gaps that are most significant to a particular person and to gather information to pain a profile of the aspiring entrepreneur. Several of the questions refer to money matters and simultaneously what the largest perceivable barriers are to starting a business. The results of the survey present an interesting paradox ~ Is Money What is Really Holding You Back From Starting a Business?

As of the end of July, 68% of the survey participants indicated that they understand the costs of starting a business and either have a plan for or an idea of ​​how to acquire them, yet almost a third of those responders also cite money as one of the primary obstacles they have to overcome. As we reviewed the responses of these individuals, we also discovered another piece of the puzzle. Most of these responders, also indicated that they had access to an alternate source of income and could wait from one to three years for the business to become viable. So, here's the paradox -if these individuals want to start a business, understand the financial requirements, have a strategy form meeting them, and have other means to support themselves, how is it that money is the obstacle?

Reconciling the inconsistency is critical because it absolutely will separate those who absolutely take that final first step towards entrepreneurship and those who will likely look back on the disappointment of an unfulfilled promise. Is it that money is the true obstacle or is it possible that aversion to losing that money is the real culprit? Our hypothesis is this-money matters, but not as much as people think.

What are some possible explanations for the inconsistency? One could be that while you may understand what you need to do to gather the financial resources to start a business and know what you can do to acquire them, at the end of the day, you find yourself somehow unwilling or unable to commit to the actions necessary to build the "nest egg". Alternately, it could be that the connection is really tied to the unwillingness to risk losing either what you have today or even what you save to support that new business. …

3 Ways to Make Money Fast From the Comfort of Your Own Home

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Communication and technology, previously the internet has made it possible for anyone to make some extra money all without leaving their very own home. You can use the internet to make a few extra bucks here and there or you can use it to create your own fortune. Either way, the opportunity exists for those who are interested. Here are three ideas that you can use to start making some fast money from home using the internet.

Become a Freelance Writer:

If you are skilled at writing and are passionate about your writing skills, then you have the opportunity to make money being a freelance writer. Webmasters all over the world are always looking for good English writers to be able to produce content for them. You can charge up to or over $ 10 for every article you write over 500 words as long as your work is quality. These same webmasters also need writers for eBooks, reports, automated email series, sales copy, press releases and more. Advertise your services at various internet marketing forums or through the many freelance websites that exist.

Create and Flip Websites:

If you are more patient in being able to make money, there is a big calling for profitable websites on the various website auction sites. Bidders will pay anywhere from 10 to 15 times the websites monthly earnings … sometimes even more if the potential is there. So if you put up a website in a really easy to rank for niche and start earning some easy money, you can then flip it and profit or hold on to it and earn more over time. What I do is try and put up a few new websites each week and then plan on selling the not so profitable ones 6 months to a year down the road.

Sell ​​Web Design Services:

If you are skilled in designing websites or blogs, there will always be a call for you to make money online. People are constantly looking for good web designers to create their next website for them. For those that really know what they are doing, this can be extremely profitable and wont take much work or time. You'd be surprised at how pleased some webmasters will be just to have a nice looking but simple themed website up for them. Since they have no idea what it takes or how easy or difficult it is, they will be willing to pay a lot without thinking twice. …

How Do You Make Money From Google Adwords?

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Can you really make money from this?

Late 2003, I think was the first time an ebook popped
up that claimed that one could make money from Google
Adwords.

The main method that was revealed involved combined
Google AdWords and the Clickbank affiliate program, to
make money, online, everyday almost on autopilot.

Please allow me to very quickly outline how you can
make money on the internet, using this system.

Here are 2 things you need to get started …

1) You need a Google AdWords account.

=> http://adwords.google.com

2) You also have to sign up as a Clickbank affiliate

=> http://www.clickbank.com

Ok, so how does it work?

Well, you simply go to clickbank.com and on the main
page you click on "Promote Products" on the right.
You will be taken to the index page of all products
being sold via clickbank. Each product is listed with
a short description and the percentage you make as an
affiliate.

Just select the product you wish to promote, grab your
affiliate promotion URL, by clicking on the [earn 50%].
Your personal affiliate link will pop up, just copy
and paste that, into a text editor like notepad.

The next thing I like to do is visit the main sales
page of the product I have selected, and select some
benefits from the sales copy, I can then use these to
write my Google AdWords Ad.

Alright then, how do you write your Ad?

The general profitable Google AdWords format that has
seemed to work for many is like this. Line one your
heading ask a question, line two mention a feature of
the product or ebook, line 3 give a benefit, then line
4 your websites address goes there.

Once you have selected your budget and you submit your
ad, it will probably start showing on the Google
network within the next 10 minutes.

When searchers see your Google ad, they click on it and
Google will charge you for every click, according to
how much you bid on a particular keyword.

If the searcher who clicks on your ad, then goes ahead
and buys from the site, you will receive the relative
commission from Clickbank, and you can check your
earnings when you login to your clickbank account.

However, There's 2 things to watch out for …

Your Return On Investment (ROI) and your Click Through
Rate (CTR).

The ROI helps you determine how profitable
your Google Ad is, when you subtract the cost of
running your ads from the amount earned in your
clickbank account.

The CTR helps you fine tune your ad so you can
increase the number of people clicking on it especially
if its a profitable ad, if more people are clicking on
the ad itself it would probably result in an increase
in your affiliate income.

That is a quick look at the "How to make money with
Google AdWords System. "If you would like to get more
detailed information on this system, I would highly …

Get Affordable Home Insurance in Calgary

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There are many reasons to get home insurance in Calgary. First of all, you want to make sure your house, cottage, or tenancy is covered for damage, theft, and flooding. Secondly, you want to know if you are overpaying for home insurance, and if you are, you want to know if you have access to a more affordable insurer. We can help you connect with a live insurance broker who will give you the information you need to insure your house in Calgary. You can also request a quote from at least 10 Canadian home insurers, so you can compare rates.

Typical Home Insurance Premiums

Home protection prices are different for rented and owned properties. Tenants insurance for rented homes covers the basic contents of a house and some liability (you may need a separate policy for fine art, wine collections, furs, and other expensive, atypical items). Tenants insurance is often cheaper than homeowners insurance.

Homeowners insurance covers the building and its exterior, as well as risks connected to theft, fire, earthquake, etc. Since the value of the building is much higher than the contents of a rented unit, homeowners insurance premiums are significantly higher than are the premiums for tenants insurance.

In order to have a broader picture of home insurance rates in Canada, here are statistics of the average home rates in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, and Canada. These statistics are provided by InsurEye.

In Alberta, monthly house insurance rates are typically $84 for homeowners and $49 for renters.

In Ontario, monthly home insurance rates are typically $78 for homeowners and $42 for renters.

In British Columbia, monthly home protection rates are typically $85 for homeowners and $47 for renters.

Across Canada, monthly home insurance rates are typically $77 for homeowners and $41 for renters.

Examples of Calgary Home Insurance Quotes

Home insurance quotes in Calgary depend on the size of a building, its location, and possible risks (like flooding). The following examples of house insurance quotes will help you better understand how much home insurance can potentially cost you:

· For a 2,800 square foot, two-storey house in Calgary, in the neighbourhood of Altadore near River Park, expect approximately $98 monthly ($1,176 a year).

· For an 850 square foot, two-bedroom condominium on the 12th floor in downtown Calgary, next to Central Memorial Park, the insurance costs are approximately $23 a month ($276 a year).

· For a one-storey house in Calgary, in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, located close to 4th St NW and the Trans-Canada Highway, the insurance is approximately $62 monthly ($744 a year).

Flooding Coverage for Homes in Calgary

Since Calgary often sees flooding, every homeowner should be prepared for the possibility of this risk and should understand the main aspects of home protection and flooding. One thing you should keep in mind is that home protection in the flood-endangered areas of the city is more expensive because of the much higher risk.

There are four main types of flooding. It is important to …

Making Money Sports Betting Requires A Plan

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Millions of people the world over bet on sports. Most of them have no idea what they are doing. They bounce from one system to the next hiring for some miracle that will win every time. Or they spend hours looking at stats hoping to find some intuitive edge they can bet. They would be better off flipping a coin, or not betting at all.

Making money betting on sports requires a plan. And that plan should not include reliance upon a betting system that promises you will never lose. Even the best picks lose about 40% of the time. Accepting your losses should be part of the plan. The goal is not to never lose, just to win more than you lose.

Winning requires that you pick the winner 53% or more of the time. That requires you bet only on games that have at least a 53% probability of going your way. In the NFL and NBA, known edges can be found in certain point spread situations. In other sports you must be able to identify motivated teams to bet on in advantageous situations.

However you decide to do it, making money betting on sports requires a plan to be successful. You can not do the impossible, so why waste your bankroll trying when all it really takes is smart betting?

Your plan should be to bet only on games where you either have a known edge, or very good reason to believe an edge is there. The best sports pick is nothing more than a guess that has at least a 40% chance of losing. Those guesses are not beyond the average bettor with a plan. …

How to Get Affordable Car Insurance in Ohio

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People who live in the state of Ohio may be in for a surprise when they open their mailbox. In this state the Bureau of Motor Vehicles sends out 280,000 requests a year to see proof of insurance. Once someone receives one of these notices in the mail they only have three weeks to prove they have insurance. Although it's obviously mandatory to have car insurance, some people forego it because of the price. There are ways to find affordable car insurance and some are not things most people are aware of including:

o Using one insurance company for all your policies including car, home, health and life. Insurance companies give discounts to individuals who purchase more than one type of insurance from them. Ask your health insurance or life insurance agent about a quote for car insurance.

o Buying a car that costs less to insure. Most people never consider the insurance costs that are associated with a particular type of car before they buy it. Call multiple insurance agents and ask for quotes on a car you are considering buying. You may be surprised to learn exactly how expensive it is, and if you find this out before you finalize the sale, you can save yourself a lot of money.

o Mention that you have a car alarm or consider getting one. A car alarm is a great idea for many reasons including the reduction you are likely to experience in insurance costs. Any effort that you make to keep your car safer is viewed in a good light by the insurance company. You'll have to be prepared to show proof that the car alarm system is indeed installed.

The most important factor in determining your car insurance rates is likely your driving record. If you have been in more than one accident in the last few years or you have a pile of speeding tickets with your name on them, you are obviously going to have a more difficult time getting an affordable rate. If this is the case, make a decision to start driving safe now and you'll see your rates steadily drop. …