There are loads of “make money online” scams out there. You always see the ads claiming that you can make thousands of dollars a month by just sitting at home. Pffft! We all wish!
I have been blogging for a good number of years now and my blog is four years old. I have learnt so much from blogging and formed some pretty awesome relationships and been exposed to some fantastic opportunities, all because of my blog. I landed my first proper job because of my blog!
A blog isn’t just a tiny piece of the internet where you can throw out your thoughts, but it is actually a highly valuable tool both personally and professionally, and many companies around the world are starting to realize their true potential. The latest to recognize just how powerful blogs and their network can be is MyScoop.
MyScoop isn’t a new company and has actually been around for ages. What is new though is there latest app where bloggers can now register their blog for paid marketing opportunities.
All you need to do is provide them with analytics access and away you go! Their system does the rest and collects what traffic you get in a month and then applies a Tier to your site. The system then automatically calculates an offer price for an opportunity and you get alerted via email as soon as a new opportunity arises. #winning
So far I have already raked in a few hundred rand from this new system and so far there have been no problems! The system is obviously still brand new so it will only get better with more companies coming on board realizing the power of blogging and social media.
Tonight is the night peeps! The rock legend brings his tunes to the Cape to rock the Cape Town Stadium tonight.
I know a few people going but unfortunately my sister won’t be going due to her broken leg. I must admit that the entire setup has been quite unfriendly towards someone who is “disabled”. Don’t worry, there is a full blog post coming about that.
Anyway, here are some tunes to get you amped for tonight.
Curb stress in the office: Allow employees to stay at home
The global recession was responsible for major changes in many work environments across the world. Restructuring, an increase in the expectation placed on employee capacity, and the need to stay ahead of the pack for job security were huge stressors for employees in the years following the recession. Even though the business environment has stabilised since the global downturn, stress levels related to work are still on the rise, which doesn’t bode well for productivity.
Stress factors at work
One of the major causes of stress at work is the inability for outdated ways of doing business – including the use of rigid hierarchical structures – to be replaced with more efficient and innovative business processes. Fast-paced business environments don’t seem to take into consideration the fact that employees also need to fulfill other roles that pertain to family and social structures, with more and more demand being placed on employees to utilise their time outside of business hours to fulfill work obligations. Commuting time and distances are also major stress factors, with employees arriving at work in an existing state of stress only exacerbating stress levels on the job.
Symptoms of high stress levels
Irritability, fatigue, insomnia, and low immunity are common among stressed-out employees. More troubling, however, are the effects of chronic stress, which causes the development of far more serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, and asthma, amongst others. Not only do sufferers develop conditions that may well be life-long, but the effects of employees under constant stress will also affect their employers’ bottom line. As employees are forced to take more sick days, productivity is significantly affected. And since those most stressed are the high achieving employees, companies risk losing their stars to a more balanced lifestyle, as more and more employees choose the route of entrepreneurship to escape high stress office environments.
So my birthday has crept up on me this year. It was only last week that I realized that it was coming up. The last two weeks have been manic for me and after a few people started to nag me about some gift ideas I decided I needed to sit down and draw up a list.
This process made me realize that I am EXCEPTIONALLY privileged as there is nothing major that I need or want and this actually makes me feel quite guilty.
Anyway, here is the list:
Mauritius Holiday – a little far fetched but a bunch of us are thinking about doing this together so if someone wants to pay for me that would rock :P
Big poofy warm slippers
A big grey stylish winter coat – something like this but preferably in grey.