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Is Social Media Marketing Your Key to Some Extra Income?

Lots of hints about making money from your social media networks

Lots of hints about making money from your social media networks

Many people have woken up to the fact that their work on social media in all its forms could lead to a useful revenue stream. Or not.

The obsession with the Great Brutish Bake Off and home baking in particular has inspired 40-year old Sarah Trivuncie from north London to use her blog Maison Cupcake to write about all things to do with the baking world.

She charges companies every time they are mentioned in her blogs or tweets. The amount is determined by the size of company, reach of audience and how long is the blog. She has mentioned some very big companies and can make up to £250 a day.

Mrs Trivuncie points out that to achieve that is hard work and frequently takes around 8 hours.

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Young Techpreneurs Get Help From Unlikely Duo

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, helping discover young tech entrepreneurs

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, helping discover young tech entrepreneurs

The multi-millionaire rapper, iconic business mogul and and forward-thinking Will.i.am has seen one of his projects, an after-school club in Los Angeles, taken up as a model by other countries.

HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has long been associated with projects to help people in business make the most of what they have which can only help the country.

Put the two together in an unlikely partnership and we have a project which should inspire thousands of British youngsters to set up their own online businesses and possibly find ‘the next new techpreneurs.’

The Duke was very impressed when he and his former wife Sarah visited will.i.am’s center in LA and there is a video of it to watch online.

 

 

 

 

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End of the Road for Paper Tax Disc Is Green Light for Chaos

 

ANPR cameras on cars, vans, roadsides are teh new road tax checkers for British roads now

ANPR cameras on cars, vans, roadsides are the new road tax checkers for British roads now

When it was announced months ago that on 1st October this year, the paper road tax would be abolished, most people thought, well, about time. It’s been around for 93 years, after all.

When the thing got underway, many will have been astonished that the DVLA hadn’t prepared enough in advance to stop their website crashing on Day One with drivers asking questions.

But they didn’t prepare. The result was chaos.

They claimed 6000 people a minute were renewing and thousands wanted information. As Edmund King, AA President said, ‘it’s ironic that in this digital age the site goes down on the first day of the electronic system.’

Most website designers argue that nowadays it is easy to scale up or down a site’s traffic flow if the site is well and properly designed!! They should have gone to Dessol!

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Celebrating Steve Jobs’ Designer, Jonathan Ive, the Man Behind Apple

Jonathan Ive: designer extraordinaire in the Apple revolution

Jonathan Ive: designer extraordinaire in the Apple revolution

Monday 6th October is the third anniversary of Steve Job’s death. People are still writing and talking about him. Millions use his amazing technology that transformed the way we live.

In many ways Apple was the ultimate disruptive technology. Only this summer the Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb lambasted Jobs for crushing Finland’s employment by selling innovations which caught them by surprise.

He said that Finland’s economy rested on two pillars – the IT and paper industries. The iPhone knocked out Nokia and the iPad knocked out forestry (paper).

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