Whatever your niche, here;s how you can turn your passion into cash…
1 Get your friends to subscribe to your blog, then use Facebook & Twitter to get your name out there. When you comment on other blogs, leave a link to yours, so like minded followers can find you.
2 When you have a well-known blog, it’s possible to sell ad space. Adsense let’s you select several ads that fit in with your content and pays you based on how many people click on them
3 Your blog can act as a channel between readers and online retail sites (e.g, Argos or O2) through affiliate programs. So, when a reader clicks from your blog to the site, you get paid if they buy a product.
4 If your blog’s popular you can sometimes get paid to review a company’s products, or they may send you a product for free for you to talk about on your site.
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘Don’t become the office oversharer’ By Michelle Dewberry in Issue 11th February 2013, I did not write this!)
Headhunting sounds scary, but it’s just the term used to describe what happens when recruiters and HR departments are chasing after you. Here’s how to increase your chances of being talent-spotted…
– Get yourself noticed by being at the top of your game – work hard and strive to be the best at what you do.
– Raise your profile. Attend events outside the company to meet possible contacts, contribute to magazine articles in your sector, and network like crazy. Have professional business cards and give them out to everyone.
– Find out who the headhunters are in your sector and contact them. Suggest you meet for a coffee to chat through who you are and what you’re looking for. Be clear on the value you’d bring to a company and give examples of your achievements
– Use the networking site Linkedin. List your accomplishments clearly and send headhunters connection requests. Good Luck!
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘It’s all about the presentation’ by Michelle Dewberry in Issue 4th February 2013, I did not write this!)
Struggling to balance your work and love life? Research suggests that we work 10 hours a day, and then spend a further two hours checking our work emails at home. Here’s how to keep the romance alive when work’s threatening to come between you and your man…
1 Communicate. if you know you’ve got a busy period ahead, tell your man in advance. That way you’re setting his expectations about how often he can see you.
2 Make the most of the time you and your bloke are together. Don’t be tempted to check your work emails on a dinner date – switch off your phone or better still leave it at home if you can.
3 Keep a note of all your work commitments in your phone diary. That way you can work out how much time you have to spend with your man – and note that in your diary too.
4 Your date nights should not be interrupted by a phone call from the office. If they are you need to address this with your boss.
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ’Job at risk? Here’s how to get back on that ladder’ by Michelle Dewberry in Issue 28th January 2013, I did not write this!)
Follow Michelle’s guide to handling a workplace war…
1 Discreetly speak to other people in the company. Is it just you that’s falling out with your boss? If it is, then it’s probably a personality clash, but if everyone’s in the same boat then at least it’s not personal.
2 Remember only you can control how you react. Getting angry won’t help. One tactic you can avoid conflict is to say: ‘I see your point of view. Can we talk about this later at X time?’ That way you will give them time to calm down and the option to resolve it later.
3 Work out what’s causing the conflict. Is it deadlines? Is it how he/she gives feedback? Approach them and explain that, although you have a difference of opinion, you’d like to reach a compromise.
4 If you have a really dramatic personally clash, you might have to ask yourself whether it’s time to move on. Could you shift departments or start looking elsewhere for a post?
(Please Note: The information is from the More Magazine article ‘How to make your CV Sparkle’ By Michelle Dewberry’ in Issue 7th January 2013, I did not write this!)
You’re hungover and have a hazy memory of snogging the office hottie last night. But your not alone almost a 3rd of us will hook up with colleague at the work Christmas party. So here’s how to deal with it…
1 DO go to work the next day. Your boss will know you were partying until 3Am, so pulling a sickie will only make them mad.
2 You can’t rewind the clock, so don’t beat yourself up about a drunken smooch.
3 Accept you will be the subject of office gossip. The good news is it’ll probably be forgotten come January.
4 Focus on your work. It will impress your boss and take your mind off the cheeky snog.
(This information was taken from More Magazine Issue 10th December 2012 Article ‘How being happy can pay off’ I did not write this! )