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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Prepare Your Global Training Program for Scalability Right From the Beginning


Prepare Your Global Training Program for Scalability Right From the Beginning

Prepare Your Global Training Program for Scalability Right From the Beginning
Every business benefits from quality staff training and development. As you design a training program, you should approach it as a long-term strategy that will enhance your business today and prime you for greater success tomorrow. In particular, if your overall business strategy includes globalization, you should incorporate this into your planning and execution from the beginning.

Plan Your Training Program

While it might be tempting to build your training program on an ad-hoc basis, planning ahead will make for a better results. With globalization in mind, planning is crucial in order to expand your program faster with more efficient roll-out.
One key benefit of planning ahead is understanding future content need, including eventual educational translation. A second is the ability to create room for developmental updates on a predictable schedule.

Key Elements of Global Strategy Planning

Decide on what will define success for your training program. The focus might be higher production rates, improved customer satisfaction, cost reduction, revenue enhancement, or some combination of these or other goals.
Your training program should align with your company’s mission plan and performance expectations. Plan content around issues and objects that will drive success where and when you want it.
Bear in mind that globalization should be the goal from the beginning. Investigate and incorporate potential cultural differences across global markets that your eventual language translations will accommodate, such as diverse legal and business frameworks and regulations.

Gathering Your Training Materials

Here are the steps you can take to begin compiling your training materials:

1. When developing materials for a global audience, anticipate cultural differences in educational strategies.
2. Remember differences in language alphabets and phrasings that might affect design layouts for print, visual, and other media.
3. Avoid colloquialisms in content that likely will not translate well from language to language.
4. Research technology requirements for your markets. Different countries often have regional tech that is not the same globally. Your local market staff might also have different hardware availability.
5. Plan for differences in feedback and review process from local learners. Leverage your local human resource professionals for input.

Create Content Ready For Global Distribution

Part of your focus for content development should be to reduce the complexity for translation. Keep written materials and video scripts in straightforward words that are simple to translate. Also, avoid cultural references that might not have any meaning in other markets.

Depending on the method, language translation can be costly. When planning to enter global markets across multiple languages, you can take steps to manage costs by understanding what decreases translation costs:

● Write simple, declarative sentences as much as possible.
● Use only acronyms or abbreviations that are universally understood world-wide
● Consider creating glossaries and style guides that can provide more in depth information about the text

Remember: Simple sentence structure does not mean dull writing. You can still create engaging content while keeping translation concerns in mind.

Leveraging Content for the Global Market

By developing a plan with global training in mind, you can expand into new markets more efficiently. Without the need to re-create your materials every time, you can move into native marketplaces more quickly and with fewer obstacles.

Keeping in mind the above techniques, you will also experience lower costs for language translation services. Language service providers also offer planning and marketing services that can help you anticipate future needs and avoid unnecessary expenses down the road. Planning ahead pays off!

Guest Post by:

Rachel
Morningtrans.com 


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Online File Storage Sites for Free

List of the best free on line file storage sites. More than just external hard drives, many of these sites are collaboration platforms that you can use to share documents with friends.
.Box: gives you 5 GB of storage for free and lets you organize your files into folders in the cloud, just like you would on your desktop. You can share links or entire file folders with others and see when they’ve been viewed.
.Bitcasa: stores up to 10 GB worth of free files, photos, playlists, videos and docs that can be accessed from any device (and reportedly goes up to infinity for paying customers).
.Dropbox: is a secure place to keep photos, documents, and videos that you can access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. You can share the files with your social networks as well. It comes with 2 GB of free storage (or up to 18 GB if you refer a friend).
.Evernote: saves all of your notes, web clips, files, scanned documents, and images. You can search for the documents by keyword, access them from any device, and share them with friends. The storage process here is a little different: free users can store up to 100,000 notes (up to 25 mb each), 250 synchronized notebooks, 10,000 tags, and 100 saved searches.
.Google Drive: syncs documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and videos from your computer and mobile devices. It connects to Google+ and Gmail for collaboration and sharing. It has a free storage limit of up to 5 GB that’s shared between Google Drive and Google+ Photos.
.iCloud: is just for iOS devices, but it syncs all your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and other files and makes them sharable with friends. It comes with 5 GB of free cloud storage. Bonus: the photos in your Photo Stream and whatever music, movies, TV shows, apps, and books you buy from iTunes don’t count against your storage limit.
.Mega: Internet outlaw Kim Dotcom released this service one year after the U.S. government shut down its predecessor, MegaUpload, for facilitating copyright infringement. The new tool promises “state of the art, browser-based encryption technology” and a whopping 50 GB of free cloud storage.
.SkyDrive: offers 7 GB of free cloud storage for photos, documents, and other files and works on any device. Windows 8 users can log in with their Microsoft accounts to view photos and files, edit and share Office documents, and share the files with friends.
If you still need extra storage space, these companies will be more than happy to sell it to you. But unless you’re the Library of Congress, this should be enough to get you started.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Internet Safety Tips for Everyone.



As the Internet becomes an increasingly integral part of daily life, questions about privacy and security on the Internet are on the rise. Keeping your personal information, private data and finances safe can be difficult, but by following a few tips, you can avoid the vast majority of scams, spyware and privacy breaches.


You have probably heard of someone’s computer being hacked, his or her identity being stolen online, or even having some embarrassing pictures posted online.

Know the scams" Read articles and blogs, follow the news, and share this so you can  learn about different kinds of scams and what you can do to avoid them and also help your friends.

Think before you click" Never click on links in messages from people you don’t know or vaguely know. These phishing emails have links that lead to websites that can lure you into giving personal information or download malware to your computer. You should even be wary with emails from people you do know if it looks or sounds suspicious. Hackers can create a malicious email that looks like it came from your best friend’s email account.

Safely peruse" Beware of phony websites. These sites may have an address that’s very similar to a legitimate site, but the page can have misspellings, bad grammar or low resolution images. However, scammers are getting better at replicating sites so make sure. If a site asks for personal information, that you double check the URL and make sure it’s not asking for information it shouldn't.

Shop safely" Don’t shop on a site unless it has the “https” and a padlock icon to the left or right of the URL. Also, protect yourself and use a credit card instead of a debit card while shopping online—a credit card company is more likely to reimburse you for fraudulent charges.

Strong passwords" Do away with the “Fitguy1982” password and use an extremely uncrackable one like 9&4yiw2pyqx#. Phrases are good too. Regularly change passwords and don’t use the same passwords for critical accounts. For more tips on how to create strong passwords, go to http://passwordday.org/

Protect your info" Keep your guard up. Back up all of your  data on your computer, smartphone and tablet in the event of loss, theft or a crash. Also, routinely check your various financial statements for questionable activity.

Secure Wi-Fi connectivity" Protect your network by changing your router’s default settings and making sure you have the connection password-protected. For more information on how to protect your Wi-Fi connection, click here.

Install a firewall" A firewall is a great line of defense against cyber-attacks. Although most operating systems come with a firewall, you might want to consider installing McAfee LiveSafe™ service which has a much better firewall than the one that comes built into your operating system.

Keep up to date" The best security software updates automatically to protect your computer. Use the manufacturer’s latest security patches to make regular updates and make sure that you have the software set to do routine scans


"More Tips to Stay Safe Online"

Keep Your Online Identity Secret"

Don’t tell anyone your real name and address or what neighborhood you live in. Here’s the general rule: Don’t give out any information that a predator could possibly use to find you. The Federal Trade Commission says that even “small clues” like what school you attend or the name of your athletic team is enough for a predator to figure out your identity. You wouldn’t tell some 40-year-old man or woman you met at the mall your name and where you live, would you? So why would you tell CoolGuy985 or HotChick16 from the chat room?

Your Username and Secured Password Belong to You

Don’t give your username or password to anyone. It's just that simple. What if a friend logs on and pretends to be you, and then says something really awful and gets you in trouble? Sure, it might seem funny to the “former” friend, but it’s serious and it happens everyday. With your username and password, someone can post language that gets you expelled from school, in trouble with your parents, or even in trouble with the law. Keep your name and password private.

The Internet has a Great Memory … So Keep Its Memory of You Clean

Just because the Internet is so massive does not mean that embarrassing or risqué pictures, rude or mean comments, or illegal activities will disappear forever. Watch what you post about yourself or others -- or allow your friends to post about you -- because you may have to live with it for a long, long time.

Be Good Online … Just Like You Are Offline

Writing “hate” emails, hacking into other people’s computers, illegally downloading music or movies and making online threats are just as illegal on the Internet as they are in the real world. You cannot hide behind a screen name and get away with it. Watch what you write -- because someone else is watching what you write!

Be Extremely Careful about Meeting Someone in Person

The Online Security agency gives an all-out blanket warning: “Never meet anyone in person that you meet online.” That said, many teens do make good friends online. You just have to be super-cautious and make sure other people you know and trust also know this “new” online person.

If you do decide to meet the new person, bring your parents with you. All of you meet together in a public area like a mall where there are tons of people around. Ask that the person’s parents come, too. If the situation feels creepy, it probably is creepy! Just like in the real world, trust your gut instincts -- and walk away.

Your Parents Are Ultimately Responsible for Minors Online

Even if your parents don’t know much about the Internet, tell them what types of web sites you go to. They will probably be interested and impressed with your Internet skills. They may also help you avoid potential problems if a web site or new "friend" looks sketchy.

Friday, September 16, 2016

How To Be Successful in Affiliate Marketing?


Affiliate marketing has been one of the easiest and fastest ways to make money online. Many webmaster feels that their earning potential has been going with pay per click programs and the revenue generated according to the traffic they generate is nowhere near satisfaction. Hence, they are switching to affiliate marketing.
Google Adsense program most of time approved for Google adsense account is very difficult and adsense account goes Disabled for any reason either you are working right on adsense programm ads.
So, most of Publisher chosse Affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a way of making money by promoting other’s products or services and earning commissions whenever there is a sale. You do not need to go into the details of buying and selling and neither have to set up a website selling a product. You just promote or rather compel your readers into buying a product or service, and you make money whenever a sale is made. Affiliate marketing works on a commission based referral system where you sign up in an affiliate program and earn through the sales.

After reading all the benefits of affiliate marketing if you think you will be rich over night by selling affiliate products online then you are wrong. Affiliate marketing is definitely an excellent way to make money online but it’s highly competitive too. In order to be successful in Affiliate marketing you need to know the market needs, learn how to promote products, what works and what doesn’t. 

Must Read: What is Affiliate Marketing?

 

Only Choose a Handful of Good Products
The first mistake a lot of affiliate marketers make is that they register with too many different affiliate programs and try to promote everything. Pursuing affiliate marketing down this path can become very overwhelming and you won’t be able to promote any product properly. All you need in order to be successful is a handful of good products to promote. Try to understand the market needs and look for products that align correctly with the topic of your site.

Niche
Niche is the most important factor that will contribute in your success. Concentrating on one particular niche will be more profitable rather that selling everything. Target a particular audience and stick to specific products.
Evolve around the niche you have build and promote products and services related to it.

Use Several Traffic Sources to Promote Products
Most affiliate marketers put up the ads only on their sites. There is nothing wrong with this approach but know that there are many other traffic sources that you can tap into and promote the products simultaneously. The more targeted traffic you can send to the sales page the more your chances are of making money.

Google Adwords can be used to drive targeted traffic to a sales page. You simply make an ad in your adwords account then use your affiliate link in the target page URL of the ad. Obviously, you will have to continuously measure the conversions and see if the campaign cost is less than the campaign profit in order to keep the campaign running.

Marketing
Just like other advertising services, you need traffic. You need to show your presence on social media and in search engines. You need to get targeted traffic and buying traffic won’t help you much. Search Engine traffic is considered highly targeted and you will have to go through search engine practices and optimization practices and market your blog. If your blog is discovered in search engine, that will itself prove that your blog is related to the search query.

Research your audience
Providing wrong products for your audience will ultimately lead to your failure in affiliate marketing. You need to know your audience. You should know which category the readers of your blog belong to. This is why selecting a particular niche helps. Someone searching information about XBOX games will have more interest in buying games rather than books and novels.

Test, Measure and Track Your Affiliate Campaign
It is a very good idea to use different product promotion strategies so you can figure out what is working and what is not. Try to do split testing and measure the performance of each campaign then take actions accordingly. Changing a few things here and there can increase your profit dramatically. Make sure to place the banner ads on different areas of your site’s pages. Some positions will make the ads more noticeable than others.

Most affiliate programs will give you basic stats that you may need but there is nothing stopping you from using your own conversion tracking software too. There are many conversions tracking software out there that you can use to track your affiliate campaign.

Stay Current with New Methods and Techniques
Affiliate marketing is a very competitive field and people are always coming up with new techniques. Try to stay current with these new techniques and market trends otherwise you will fall behind.

Choose the right affiliate
Webmasters have contrasting opinions about sticking to one particular affiliates. There are several affiliate services available like ShareaSale, Commission Junction, Amazon Associates etc. Amazon is so vast that it has almost everything that can be bought.

The point is all these affiliates will work almost the same. Some have a better percentage commission as compared to others. You have to market research before getting into any affiliate program and decide which one is best for you.

Get in front of breakout and seasonal trends
Affiliate marketers have been taking advantage of trends for a long time. Yet, new trends continue to breakout, creating hundreds of new weird and wonderful multi-million dollar niches every year.
The first differentiation to make is between seasonal and breakout trends. Seasonal trends are recurring, and often predictable, peaks in popularity that you can prepare for in advance.

Google Trends is your best friend for identifying seasonal trends. While you can just type in a keyword to see how it’s search volume fluctuates throughout the year, you can also use the category functionality to find seasonal trends in specific industries.

Be selective when it comes to merchants
There are a lot of merchants out there so it is okay to be picky.  Many people decide on their merchants strictly based on high commission, rather than quality of product or even reputation.  Sell-through rate should also be a factor in determining which merchant to use.  The sell-through rate can make or break your business.

Avoid overcrowding
There would be lots of millionaires in the world, even more than the world could handle if affiliate marketing were as simple as throwing up a few banner ads here and there.  A site is more effective if content on the site, rather than strictly ads.  Be selective and avoid overcrowding when it comes to ads.

Track results
One of the most important keys to successful affiliate marketing is to track results.  There are just too many affiliate programs out there with no results or very little.  Look for a reputable company that offers a track record and results to match.  You do not want to work with an affiliate program that is not performing well.