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November 15, 2019

Should WordPress Developers Specialize In A Particular Theme?

First off, WordPress developers specialize in programming. Real developers are platform-agnostic and often language-agnostic since the concepts of software development revolve around solving business problems through algorithms, using data structures and paradigms embedded in the OS layer, web servers, the networking infrastructure and more. WordPress developers are software (or web) developers who are familiar with the WordPress

November 8, 2019

How Do You Negotiate A Raise For $2?

How do you negotiate a raise? Let’s review the different factors that determine the probability of a possible raise. Percentage Increase How much is $2 of your hourly rate? If you’re earning $20/hour, that’s 10%. But, if you’re charging $10/hour, that’s 20%. If you’re charging $4/hour… Well, you get the point. The average reported annual

November 1, 2019

Why Do Small Businesses Use Overseas SEO Agencies?

Location does matter only if you are running a brick and mortar store or want to position yourself in a local market (speaking a language different from English). In any other case, the actual location of the SEO service provider is irrelevant. Different vendors across the world can handle targeting an international business with an English website. With

October 25, 2019

What Types of Music Work Best When In A Creative Zone?

I’m pretty sure it’s a personal preference for the most part, but I have a couple of suggestions for the types of music work best when in a creative zone. While you’re in the creative zone — coming up with the content, editing for better readability, gathering stats — avoid lyrics. Lyrics are generally distracting unless

October 11, 2019

Are There Language Learning Apps That Can Help You Learn Another Language?

None of the “language learning apps” will effectively help you learn a new language to the extent of being comfortable using it in practice. I’ve studied Spanish and German with Duolingo, Memrise, Babbel and enjoyed different aspects of each app. They weren’t mutually exclusive, either. Most applications will teach you some basic grammar and a limited

October 4, 2019

What Are Some Amazing Gift Ideas For Your Business Partners and Employees?

What gift ideas for your business partners and employees do you currently have? I’m really fond of backpacks. A hosting company I worked for as a brand ambassador branded a nice camouflage Dakine backpack for a Christmas party, which I believe also contained a pack of Converse sneakers. I still remember both and really appreciated the gifts.

September 28, 2019

Should Social Media Platforms Fact Check News Posts?

Social media platforms need a proper reporting mechanism for fake news sites. Some like Facebook do that, however, that’s often misleading, and relying too much on automation is making things worse. Others, like Twitter, don’t really incorporate that (aside from banning accounts). Facebook is easy to fake because it only takes a handful of reports on

September 24, 2019

How I Leverage My Smartphone for Different Work Activities

Other than calls and messaging, I try to leverage my phone for different work activities. Tethering is one of the obvious go-to actions when I’m working from a coffee shop. I run a VPN for security purposes which also lets me connect to our intranet (accessible from a static IP). Our project management and version control

September 9, 2019

Who Can Develop Something Like Quora?

In a nutshell, Quora isn’t a complex application (purely speaking of its feature set). Building a pet Quora “clone” at home is possible in the sense of creating an app supporting: User sign-ups and profiles (including messages) Topics Questions Answers Comments Blog (an incredibly simple one) Activities with questions and users – following, blocking, etc.

August 29, 2019

What Is The Morning Routine of a Typical American CEO?

Do you know how many CEOs work in the States? (assuming you don’t include the rest of North and South America) I took a quick look at LinkedIn, searching for CEOs in the US, and here’s what comes up: Nearly 3 million CEOs, or close to 1% of the population (or maybe more since not