Finding a property isn’t like searching in haystack anymore

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Posted by MJTM | Posted in Real Estate | Posted on 20-11-2017

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Searching for a suitable property that meet your demands could be like searching for a needle in a haystack, especially these days as cities are growing larger on daily basis and markets are stuffed with a myriad of real estate options.

Property searchers can find themselves lost between countless brokers, phone numbers, locations, houses, and destinations to deal with and choose from. It’s a tiring process by all means. However, solution is available, in fact it’s literally in our hands.

Property listing websites are there featuring a wide set of options in each city to make it easier for property searchers find exactly what they are looking for. Either seeking large villas, studios, regular apartments, or any other type of properties, they can all be found on property listing websites.

According to Internet Live Stats, about 40% of the world’s population has internet access with expectations of further increase in the future. That’s an overwhelming figure, of course not all of them are active users, but it still means that now is the best time for marketing and leveraging tactics to utilize online channels like websites, social media platforms, mobile applications, and other.

The availability of online portals offering comprehensive real estate services starting from featuring recently displayed properties for sale or rent, to issuing reports and market analyses, will definitely change property searchers’ behaviour pushing them to prioritize online searching. As a matter of fact, this is happening now. Searchers found it a lot easier to surf the internet looking for properties instead of contacting brokers and checking listed properties physically thanks to the availability of well curated and responsive online portals offering all needed support.

As a result of audience new orientation, most property brokers in all countries around the world built online presence for themselves and their entities. The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the countries where real estate business became very active online. Nearly all activities, including finding apartments for sale in Bahrain, contacting brokers, searching for vacant office spaces, or any other, are made online either through specialized websites or through social media channels.

Buttressed by Bahrain’s vibrant market, local property listing websites are teeming with various kinds of properties varying in all specs and scattered throughout the kingdom’s localities. They are mainly visited by foreign investors from other GCC states, expats searching for convenient residential units to rent, and Bahrain nationals looking for buying or leasing.

Most of the websites have presence on social media channels to reach out to the biggest number of audience. They tend to leverage all types of channels by producing content in different contexts either videos, texts, infographics, and many other. Despite the lack of officially issued market data, many of the property listing websites publish accurate reports analyzing the market updates and forecasting its future by scouring their own data generated by their readings and users activity.

The easiness of accessing markets and surfing their listed properties will definitely have a positive impact on property transaction activity and will open the door for launching more investments. Real estate is heading towards tech savviness and nothing will stop it from transformation as long as mobiles and tablets are in the hands.

Online Jobs You Can Make a Living Out of

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Posted by MJTM | Posted in Business Products & Services | Posted on 31-10-2017

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Whether you’re close to retirement, a new parent, or all you need is a change of scenery from an office but still need the cheque. Taking up an online jib could just be your easiest way out. Although most people wonder whether they can possibly work from home and still get paid.

As easy as looking for an accident attorney online, working remotely from home and still earn while at it is also as easy. If you are open and more flexible about traditional workspaces and hours, there are online jobs that will work well for you.

However, these types of jobs mostly appeal to people who are more confident, comfortable, curious with technology and enjoy working without a team. You, therefore, need to be a person who can keep themselves significant and visible within a company, without being physically present. Here are some of the online jobs you may want to consider:

  1. Recruiter

A recruiter’s work involves handling both sides of recruiting. Therefore if you happen to have a vast network of contacts, then you should consider becoming a lead recruiter. All you have to do is act as a professional matchmaker and help workers and jobs find each other and develop a working relationship.

  1. Graphic Designer

The good thing about graphic design is that it requires being done online. Therefore working as a graphic designer is an easy fit for people looking to work remotely or at home. If you would rather collaborate with people over email or phone than in person, then this job could be the right fit for you.

  1. Software Developer

The reason being a software designer is suited for people who want to work from home is because you can go for a long time without having to meet the end-user clients. This is because you spend most of your days in design, research, implementation, development, and testing phases.

  1. Technical Sales Representative

If you may find the career as a TSR rewarding if you are comfortable with selling products, cold-calling, and enjoying technology. You will see yourself spending so much time on your phone which will be easier to work from a home office.

  1. Freelance Writer

If you prefer some peace and quiet, then this is definitely the best job for you. You need quiet environments for you to be able to create compelling content and stories for you. From technical manuals to blog posts you can find yourself comfortably writing from the comfort of your own house.

  1. Information Technology Officer

An IT consultant meets the needs of a small or even large, new businesses. They might end up implementing a new database management system or setting up a VPN. Most of what they do can be done remotely, and it tends to earn you a lot of money compared to other online jobs. It is a potentially good career for someone looking to work from home.

  1. Web Designer

If you are good with web development and computers, then telecommuting might be the best fit for you. You can end up working for large and small business websites who offer coding updates, custom design options, and feedback about their current user interface. Web designers are actually in very high demand.

 

 

How to Make Working From Home Work

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Posted by Daniel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-10-2017

For many people working from is a dream. Being in control of your own time and environment, avoiding the dreaded commute, and being able to combine paid work with childcare or other responsibilities combine to make it a very attractive prospect.

How can you live this dream? It’s not easy but this guide can help you find the path to the solution that works for you!

Personality

Before you start, you need to take a good look at yourself: if you’re going to make working from home work for you long term, you’ll need the right personal qualities.

Are you a self-motivated, self-directed worker? If you’re not able to work efficiently with no one leaning over your shoulder but yourself, you need to work on developing this skill. If you can’t set and fulfil goals for yourself, working from home is going to be fatal to your productivity.

Also, if you’re a true extrovert you could find working from home more challenging than you expected. While someone who prefers not to chat while they work will be in heaven, if you rely on social interaction to grease your mental wheels you’ll find yourself isolated and suffering with a prolonged period of home working.

Talk to Your Employer

Different companies have different attitudes to home working. Most prefer their employees in the premises they’re spending a great deal of money on, unless there’s a good reason to have them away.

If you have a good reason however, that impacts your productivity, like wanting to continue work in some capacity whilst providing childcare, this is worth discussing. The key is to identify the ways working from home will help you contribute more to your employer.

Of course, if you’re planning to go freelance, you have total control over where and how you work, at the cost of some security and benefits.

Professional Help

There are plenty of professional services that can provide extra help when you’re working away from your office. Co-working spaces are springing up for the growing number of freelancers and professionals who want to dip into an office environment, at least sometimes. Some London storage facilities offer work desks and conference rooms to broaden their appeal to professionals who are running businesses rather than storing furniture.

All of these extra services can boost your productivity and help when isolation strikes and you crave the background hum of a busy office.

Online Casino Activities You Should Do

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Posted by MJTM | Posted in Financial | Posted on 05-10-2017

Virtual Casinos are online forms of the brick and mortar casinos found across the county. Gambling in casinos started with tourist areas such as Atlantic City and Las Vegas. State laws have changed and allowed casinos to be built in other states and locations as well. With the rise of gambling and casinos came online gambling. Online gambling allows you the enjoy the fun and games of the brick and mortar casinos right from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere you go for that matter). It is also convenient because your account is linked to your bank/credit card so you just have to sign in to be entertained. Below are some popular activities and games available in online casinos.

Virtual Casino Games vs Live Dealer Casino Games

All online gambling is either virtual or live dealers. Virtual Casino Games use a number generator or an algorithm to determine the game at random. This means, for example, it determines what order the cards are in, what the outcome of a dice throw will be or how a roulette wheel or slot machine will land. This is fair and meets requirements because it is simply at random and not fixed. Live dealer casino games on the other hand have actual human beings manning the game. There is a person running the games and most online casinos offer a live stream of the dealer. Because of the high cost to run this operation, it is not as popular as virtual gaming.

Games Offered

There are many sorts of games offered in the world of online gambling. Games such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slot Machines, Poker, Keno and Bingo are just a few examples. Poker and Slot Machines are the most popular. Each game offers different types and forms. For example, there are many slot machine games available such as Fairy Gate Slot. The options available in online gambling allows everyone to be happy and to have their game of choice available to them.

Bonuses

A main attraction in online casinos are the bonuses! Many casinos offer bonuses of different kinds to encourage people to play. There are sign up bonuses just for enrolling on the site and making your first deposit, they are also known as welcome bonuses. If you get other members to enroll and play than you can also earn referral bonuses on some sites. This bonus can go both ways, for the referrer and the referee. To attract new players, some casinos offer a no deposit bonus. This just means a bonus where you don’t have to deposit money in order to play. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will be able to take away real cash. It just may take away the total of your loss rather than give you a pay out. Either way, bonuses are very helpful in the online gambling world.

So next time you are in need for a fun new activity, check out an online gambling site to play the day away.

How to Get the Most Out of Consultants

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Posted by Daniel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-09-2017

If you’re running a business, your main priority has to be running that business. In the early days you’ll be concerned with meeting day to day challenges and establishing a customer base, then potentially growing into new markets and new locations. If you’re involved in running a bigger, more established business, your most likely to spend your time making sure you can keep providing the service to customers as they expect, and ensure the employees relying on you get paid.

What this means is that while you become an expert on running your business, there are areas of knowledge you simply don’t have time to develop. It makes sense to hire permanent members of staff to fill some of these gaps: it will save you time and trouble to have a dedicated member of HR staff once you’re business reaches medium size, and depending on your needs it may be worthwhile having a full time IT specialist.

For other situations, it may be worth hiring a consultant or an Interim Manager.

These are specialists, who are adept at coming into businesses and working over the short term to achieve specific goals, and are able to leave afterwards with no costly, drawn out redundancy process.

These specialists come with a hefty price tag, and it’s important make sure you’re getting maximum value for money when you hire them.

Firstly, make sure you’re getting the right person for the job. An Interim Manager has very particular skills, and they’ll be very effective in situations of crisis and change, but less so if you’re trying to simply access a new market or reform your processes. Discuss your needs with an executive search company and they can guide you to the right professionals to help you.

Secondly, you need to have clear aims in mind. This is something else a Consultant or Interim specialist recruiter could help you to crystallise. Try to create a clear picture of how you want your business to look after you’ve worked with a consultant, and distil that down to a list of concrete goals like increasing turnover by a set percentage, or accessing a clearly defined new market. Asking how they would achieve these goals will help guide your initial conversations with consultants.

Finally, don’t be afraid to cut the relationship short: review progress regularly, and if the consultant isn’t delivering what they delivered, don’t feel shy about dispensing with their services. Remember, your business has to come first.

Brexit Brings UK Space Industry Down to Earth

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Posted by Daniel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 27-07-2017

With Theresa May recently firming up a controversial deal with Northern Ireland’s DUP to ensure she has a working majority in parliament, all eyes were on the Queen’s Speech this week. Here, Theresa May had the chance to lay out her agenda for government and people are interested to see which election pledges will make it from the campaign trail to legislation.

While many of the more controversial ideas (like removing the ban on foxhunting, for example) aren’t currently a priority, some ideas for stimulating the economy in anticipation of problems following Britain’s leaving the European Union were announced.

One of these measures is a ‘Space Bill’, intended to make the UK an attractive base for space industries. The bill would grant the government new powers to license different activities, from vertical rocket launches to the development and testing of ‘space planes’.

Unfortunately, it seems the government’s plans to make the UK Europe’s Cape Canaveral might not get off the launchpad.

Much of the UK’s existing space industries rely heavily on cooperation with their opposite numbers across Europe, sharing expertise and manufacturing capability with multiple different agencies in the EU. With Brexit threatening the free movement of both experts and materials, the space industry in the UK could shrink, rather than growing to account for 10% of the world’s space-based business.

Recent successes in European space science have been founded on cooperation, with the project to place the Philae lander on a comet involving scientists and engineers from across all of Europe.

With the threat of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU freezing British space industries out of business contracts, Brexit could set our science and engineering back years. Richard Peckman, chair of UKSpace, the trade association said ““Staff mobility and supply chain are a massive issue for us…We’ll be asking, is Britain still the place to work in this industry?” Does it make sense to do business here?”. This is putting deals worth hundreds of millions at risk, as UK businesses are reluctant to bid for projects they may not be able to fulfil.

While the final form that Brexit will take is yet to be seen, the many UK businesses working on space travel and research have to be hoping it will allow scientists to work wherever they can make the best strides forward, and with access to the materials they need.

The Different Factors that Determine Your Auto Insurance Cost

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Posted by Daniel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17-07-2017

There is quite a range of auto insurance costs out there. Even when considering similar coverage options. It can be a bit confusing to go into without doing research on the topic. Here are some of the different factors that will determine the cost of your auto insurance premium.

Your Age

It’s a simple fact that younger drivers have to pay more than older ones. Younger drivers are less seasoned on the road. They have also had less time to prove themselves reliable and safe with great driving records. Senior drivers often have to pay higher rates for insurance as well. They’re more likely to be considered a higher risk driver than someone in middle age.

The Age of Your Car

The age of car plays in the insurance factor as well. New cars are often more expensive to repair than old cars. For this reason, the insurance tends to be higher on them as well. The condition of your car can also play into this for similar reasons. The style of your car plays a part as well. Sporty cars might be fun but they can be considered more dangerous. That’s a price you’ll pay for on the insurance side of things.

What Kind of Safety Features Your Car Has

Cars that have nifty safety features will be considered safer to drive. Many cars now have rear cameras and sensors that help to park and prevent bumping into things. Having this feature decreases the likelihood that you might rear end someone. Your insurance company will see this as a plus, and potentially offer you a lowered rate because of it.

How Often You Drive

How much you actually use your car will also affect the price of your auto insurance. If you don’t drive it every day or put on few miles there is less of a chance that you will need to use your insurance. The more you drive the more maintenance you need, and the more likely it is that you might have a fender bender.

Where You Live

Each country and state has different rules about auto insurance rates. The same car and the same person would get quoted different numbers just for being in different states. These are usually for reasons that you can’t control. Some areas are considered higher risk when it comes to damage, such as areas that are prone to tornadoes.

Whether or Not You Own the Car Outright

If you are leasing a car or are still making payments on it, you might have to pay higher auto insurance. The auto insurance company generally won’t allow you to get away with just paying general liability. They will most likely want you to pay for collision coverage and comprehensive coverage. Those options will indeed give you more coverage in the event of an accident. They will also increase your premium. Only when you own your car outright will you have the option to downgrade your auto insurance coverage should you choose to.

Shop Around

Always shop around to find the best car insurance rates. Cheap Auto Insurance Ottawa may have better rates than other companies. Shop Insurance Canada to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck.

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Ways To Make Extra Spending Money

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Posted by MJTM | Posted in Financial | Posted on 04-04-2017

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dA common desire for families is to have extra spending cash. They work hard at their day/full time job but the salary just isn’t cutting it. A lot of times, people have side jobs to earn this extra money. Below are some ideas to get you motivated for your side hustle.

Direct Sales

There are many companies out there whose focus is the side hustle. Direct Sales jobs are often taken on in conjunction with a full time job, but they can also be a full time job on their own depending how well you do. Companies such as Stella and Dot, Avon, Mary Kay, Beauty Counter, Lu La Roe, etc. are direct to consumer sales and are very successful companies. Some may say they are pyramid schemes (which may be true), but they allow you to earn that extra money you are seeking. You get what you put into it since all of these types of businesses are commission based.

Online Gambling

While it may not be the most responsible or surefit approach, it is possible to earn extra cash by online gambling. There are many sites such as net bet that offer online gaming. Sites and apps now make this industry so easy to access, long are the days you have to travel to Las Vegas or Atlantic City.

Freelance or Consulting Gigs

Depending on the industry you are in or your area of expertise, it may be possible to get a freelance or consulting job on the side. This means companies would hire you as an independent contractor to perform tasks for them. For example, you could write blog posts, do bookkeeping, perform administrative tasks, or create a new marketing plan for a business. There are even websites and apps that help you find this type of job.

Uber Driver

Becoming an Uber driver allows you to earn some extra cash with a flexible schedule. Anyone can become an uber driver as long as they meet the company’s insurance and car criteria. Once you meet their standards than you can register as a driver and chose when you want to take on clients. You can take on new clients as much or as little as you need. You could even find one private client who many have you as their go to choufour that could keep you busy. The only downfall to this method is that you do have to put out money and give some of your profits back to the company.

Become an Entrepreneur

To be the ultimate side hustler, start your own business. Be in charge of your own destiny. This allows you to work with a schedule that is best for you. It is a lot of hard work but the reward could be worth it.

Overall there are many types of jobs you can do on the side to help you earn some extra spending cash. If you are working so hard at your full time job only to pay your bills, why not make some extra money for you to stash away your savings or to do something fun.

Best POS And Credit Card Machines For Small Businesses

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Posted by MJTM | Posted in Business Products & Services | Posted on 22-03-2017

Running a small business is an experience that can present you with many challenges. One of the struggles of running a small business is finding ways to accept payments and still not have the fees from that affect your overhead or your overall stock prices in any drastic way. So, your search begins for the best POS solution and portable credit card reader begins.

The best POS system for your small business will come with certain features. Features like lower than average service fees and preferably free tech support. Along with being able to provide the standard fare of keeping inventory and customer data, it should also be able to accept alternative methods of payment. The Clover POS system offers an all in one solution so business owners do not have to worry about purchasing many peripherals, not only saving on overall initial cost, but also costs for repairs or potentially broken devices. Instead of having four separate units to fix, there is only one.

For those who want to have more mobility and the ability to conduct business away from their storefront, there are portable credit card readers. These allow vendors to accept payment almost anywhere. There are even card readers that plug directly into a smartphone and payment can be processed from there. A large number of smart devices are equipped with NFC readers, which are also viable options of accepting payments from customers.

Overall, the best POS systems and card readers for businesses are ones that provide the business owner with a balance between savings, ease of use, mobility and reliability. When a system can provide all of these things, your business will likely see a great deal of growth if the tools provided are utilized correctly.

Your Dream Is Calling: You Really Can Retire in Japan

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Posted by Daniel | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-02-2017

Japan – the Land of the Rising Sun – is a special place. If your dream of living and retiring in Japan seems out of reach, think again.

It’s true that Japan has, in recent years, been an incredibly expensive place to live. But, times are changing. Make no mistake, living and retiring in Japan is still a financial challenge. You can do it, however, if you plan ahead.

Full Speed Ahead Retirement Planning

It doesn’t matter where you’re thinking of retiring, some things stay the same. Developing safe retirement strategies is still the most effective way to prepare for retirement, but is even more important if Japan is your destination.

Retirement planning, achieving your financial goals and understanding what you need to do to live a financially secure retirement in Japan before you go is vital. Consider meeting with a professional financial manager who can help you develop a plan.

Where to Live?

Renting an apartment in Japan is costly. Apartments in Tokyo, and other major Japanese cities, are probably smaller than you’re used to and a whole lot more expensive. Living outside of city centres will help keep costs down somewhat. Utilities are also expensive in Japan, but just like anywhere else, save money by monitoring and cutting back on water, electrical and gas usage.

Japan is free of regulations when it comes to foreigners buying real estate. That’s great if you have the cash on hand. It’s not so great if you expect to finance your purchase through a Japanese institution. You’ll have to meet stringent requirements to do so. Your best bet is to secure financing elsewhere or pay cash.

Guarding Your Health

Japan’s health care system is innovative and advanced. You will be required to register with one of Japan’s two public health insurance options: the National Health Insurance or the Employee’s’ Health Insurance. You’ll pay monthly premiums, the amount of which is based on where you live and your income. In addition, you’ll pay approximately 30 percent of medical costs yourself. Private insurance options are also available.

Save Money & Live Better

Japan is a land of mystical wonders. Filled with 18 World Heritage Sites, scenic beauty, ancient culture, epicurean delights, historic monuments, castles and natural hot springs, it’s no surprise that 2 million expats from around the world live, work and retire in Japan. Retiring well in Japan means planning ahead and learning to live on less. Once you’re there, follow these tips to save:

  • Get around using local rail or tram services. If you’re planning a day of shopping or sightseeing, you’ll save more if you purchase a Day Pass.
  • Regional rail passes are an affordable way to explore specific regions of the country.
  • Long-distance buses are less expensive than bullet trains. Of course, the trip will take three to four times longer, but Japan’s long-distance buses are roomy and comfortable.
  • Tour the free sights. There are plenty of free attractions you can visit no matter where you choose to live. Public markets, Shinto shrines, dazzling architecture and beautiful parks are just a few of the choices you’ll have.
  • Avoid tourist traps when eating out. Eat at affordable, local eateries. Tipping is not a custom in Japan, so you’ll save a little there, too.