Friday, 29 July 2016

Easiest and proven ways to earn money online from home

In this world of money hungry wolves, it is quite tough to make money. Now, if someone tells you about making money online direct from your home, then what'll be your reaction? It may sound like a scam, but there are ways to earn decent money online using your smartphone/PC from anywhere. Of course, it won't make you a millionaire, but if you are dedicated enough, you can make a decent living. Still, keep one thing in mind that nothing comes for free and if anyone claims to make you a millionaire by just sitting on the couch, then he is nothing but a fraudulent.

Now you are all set to earn money so, check out these easy yet effective ways to make some extra bucks.

1. By filling out surveys

It has proven that filling out surveys is the easiest way to earn money as it requires minimal effort to do the same. There are many market research sites in the market which pay you for giving them your honest opinion about various products and services. These sites also pay you for performing various tasks like playing games, clicking on ads, browsing the web and voting on polls. There are a few legit survey sites available in the market, but beware because many scam sites are also there. Here, I'm providing some quality survey sites for you.

. Toluna

. Swagbucks

. Vindale Research

. Clixsense

These are some of the best sites available, but if you want to know about other great sites, then here is the detailed post on best survey sites.

Best legit survey sites to earn money fast

2. By freelancing

While it is not that easy like filling out surveys, but it is by far the best way to make a decent chunk of money. Freelancing can replace your day job if you do the things seriously. Freelancing offers projects on almost everything like writing, application development, data-entry, 3D modeling, animation, etc. The best thing about freelancing is that you can set your goals according to your comfort. Here are the best sites for freelancing-

a. Freelancer

If you are getting into the world of freelancing for the first time, then Freelancer comes highly recommended. It is easy to get started and setting up your profile. It offers two type of projects- fixed budget project and hourly project. Freelancer offers an easy bidding system and a great selection of payment option.

b. Upwork

Formerly known as oDesk, Upwork is the monster of the freelancing world. Upwork has the largest network of freelancers and employers. Upwork is very strict about its quality. Hence, it is a good idea to get familiar with Freelancer first.

3. By blogging

Blogging is another excellent way to make money, but it requires a lot of patience to do that. Thousands of bloggers are making a decent living out of it. The whole internet is filled with their success stories. Here are number of ways to make money by blogging-

(I) Using Advertisement on blog/website

Advertising on blog/website is the primary source of income for most bloggers. Advertising comes in many forms like in text ads, referral links/banners, PPC ads, CPM ads, etc. Here are some best advertising sites-

(a) Google AdSense

Google AdSense is the best advertising program available in the market. It offers highly targeted ads for a blog/website. Google AdSense pays user on PPC basis. However, getting approval for an AdSense account is a daunting task hence, many bloggers who don't get approval for a Google AdSense account, seek for best Google AdSense alternative. So, here are best Google AdSense alternatives-

(b) AdsOptimal

AdsOptimal is one of the best alternatives to Google AdSense. The Great thing is that it offers CPM based ads, that means you'll get paid for per thousand impressions. Hence, it becomes much easier to make money by CPM ads as compared to PPC ads. Though, you need to have a high amount of traffic on your blog/website if you want to make some decent income.

(c) Infolinks

Infolinks is another great alternative to Google AdSense. It offers a variety of ads such like in text ads, in fold ads, in article ads, in tag ads, etc. Infolinks also provides ads from popular content discovery site Taboola. So, if you are the one who are upset about not getting approved by Taboola due to its large blog/website traffic requirement, then you must try Infolinks.

(II) By Affiliate marketing

Affiliate marketing is another excellent way to make money from a blog/website, more specifically if it is a business blog. In affiliate marketing, you receive a commission for promoting the products of a given company. Here are few great affiliate marketing networks-

. Amazon Associates

. Commission Junction

. Google AdSense

These are all easiest ways to earn money. Don't be afraid to use comment section if you have any problem or query. Stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Some important things to consider before buying a smartphone

The smartphone has become one of the crucial parts of our life. There are many options available in the market when it comes to buying a new smartphone. Hence, it becomes quite essential to know what's right for you. Today we talk about some important aspects of a smartphone, which people usually ignore. So, go ahead and make yourself ready for making a great decision.

1. Choose the best OS for you

Before buying a smartphone, it is essential to decide which OS fits best for you. There is a lot of debate between Android and Windows OS. Each OS is best for its purpose. Get the iPhone if you want the best security and hottest apps. Windows OS is good if you want a neat and quick user interface. It is both, comfortable to use and well built. Android is also a good option if you want to access the vast library of apps.

IMO, iOS is the best as long as you are willing to pay for its premium yet expensive services. For people with thin pockets, decide between Android and Windows OS. Windows OS suits best for official work, but it'll also not disappoint you for entertainment purpose. Smartphones running on Windows OS have better battery backup as compared to smartphones that are running Android OS.

2. Think twice before buying a bigger smartphone

It is a very obvious decision to go for a smartphone with large screen size. Large screen size serves you best when it comes to watching movies, browsing the web and playing games. But, things may get worse when it comes to handling those beasts. You need both hands to operate a phablet, and it hardly fits in your pocket. The sweet spot for screen size lies between 4.5-5.4 inches. So, think twice before shifting to a phablet otherwise you'll regret it later.

3. Phone resolution doesn't matter

I often see people blindly falling for higher screen resolution despite the low screen size of their smartphone. Higher resolution unquestionably makes text and images crispier, but it is overkill for a small sized screen. You need a bigger screen size to fill those extra pixels. Pixel density(PPI) also plays an important role when it comes to image quality and overall detail. Two smartphones with same resolution may have different pixel density. Higher the PPI is, better will be the picture quality. It is recommended to go with a smartphone that has 300+ PPI density.

4. Never overlook GPU

People often ignore GPU when buying a smartphone instead they are more focused on CPU cores. A smartphone with a weak GPU struggles to play HD videos and even mid-end games even if it powers an octa-core processor. A high-end GPU can counterbalance the performance of your smartphone if it has a weak CPU, but a high-end CPU can't counterbalance the performance of your phone, which has a low-end GPU. Also, you may judge the performance of a smartphone by knowing about its GPU. Yes, a GPU is that important.

If you are curious about knowing which GPU is best, then check this list from Futuremark- Best smartphone GPUs/chipsets/CPU.

5. Don't compromise with low battery backup

Sometimes we compromise with battery size (mAh) for a smartphone which offers a great hardware at a low price point. Believe it or not, people who do such kind of mistake, often regret later. Though there are power banks available in the market to tackle this issue, you will still regret your decision later. Always go for at least 2100+ mAh battery, though, it is recommended to go for a 3000+ mAh battery for an overall great experience.

6. Always research about actual RAM what is the exact meaning behind this? Total RAM and available free RAM are two different things. The later one is crucial in deciding the performance of a phone. A majority of people fall for total RAM instead of available free RAM. Available free RAM depends on the bloatware i.e. applications which come pre-installed with a smartphone. According to this fact, two smartphones with the same amount of total RAM may differ in performance. It is because one has more available RAM than that of another. So, it is an excellent idea to research about available RAM instead of blindly believing on total RAM.

7. Real world performance differs from the one on paper

Every smartphone company claims to provide powerful hardware at a low price tag, but they don't perform accordingly in the real world. That's where the catch is. If you ever thought of buying a smartphone by looking at its spec, then you are doing it wrong. Many factors affect the performance of a smartphone. Hence, it'll not surprise me if two smartphones with the same spec differ in performance. Taking a look at benchmarks before buying a smartphone is always a smart idea.

So, these are 7 most important things to consider before the purchase of a smartphone. I hope it'll help you in making a right decision.

Feel free to give your suggestions about anything that should be added to this post.

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