My name is Joe Marwood, and for the last 18 months I´ve been making a great income from writing blogs and outsourcing articles online. I was even able to quit my day job completely. And I´ve done this without any experience whatsoever. In this audiobook I show how you can do it, too. You see, in today´s Internet-driven age, content is still king. And it´s for this reason that there has never been a better time to set up your own freelance writing business. Here´s a quick overview of what you will learn from this audiobook: Over 200 places to find freelance writing jobs online How to win a high percentage of online writing jobs How to make the most amount of money from your writing skills How to charge clients correctly and the rules for freelancers How to build your own freelance writing business and become a content tycoon In addition, you will see my personal approach to writing online, how I earn $600 to $1000 a week writing, how I look for writing jobs online, and the exact pitch templates I use to win those jobs. Please note: This book will not teach you how to write. This book is about making money from your writing. Anyone can do it! Why should you be a writer? Websites need written content to get onto the front page of Google. Businesses need copy to drive customers to their websites and make sales. Online magazines need content to keep their subscribers in check and sell advertising space. In fact recent figures suggest that over 170,000 new blogs are added to the Internet every single day. Every one of those blogs is crying out for new content in order to move up the Google rankings and attract new readers. The good thing is you don´t need to have expert writing skills or be a professional writer to provide some of that content and get paid for doing so. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034465/bk_acx0_034465_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Full Color: Figures and code appear as they do in Visual Studio. Universal Windows apps are a total game-changer. You can now write once and deploy your app to any modern PC, tablet, phone, or other Windows device. Suddenly, it´s quick and easy to serve new devices and form factors, sharing unified assets ranging from code to styles to user controls. It has never been easier to reach multiple-device markets! Now, the world´s #1 expert on Microsoft XAML brings together all the knowledge Windows developers need to build universal apps that adapt smoothly for any device running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, or their successors. Drawing on his unsurpassed personal experience and direct input from Microsoft´s Windows and Visual Studio teams, Adam Nathan illuminates core development concepts, answers your most important questions, and candidly assesses the technology´s strengths and limitations. This full-color guide walks you through every key task involved in building a universal Windows app: layout and input, working with the app model, using advanced controls, leveraging XAML´s powerful rich media features, and much more. Detailed information on how to... * Quickly build universal, localized apps that exploit the vast global scale of the Windows Store * Size, position, and transform elements within layouts that gracefully adapt to different devices * Handle input from touch, mouse, pen, keyboard, and any sensor * Monetize apps with Windows Store sales, in-app purchases, and advertising * Make the most of controls for managing content, items, text, images, media, speech, and more * Create efficient 2D vector graphics and animations * Use styles, templates, and visual states to redesign controls without losing functionality * Bind data sources to simplify data presentation and updates * Easily integrate data from apps, users, and networks * Support Windows app commands: Search, Share, Print, Play, Project, Settings * Use contracts to build apps that cooperate to perform complex tasks * Improve the user experience even when your app isn´t running
The complete guide to building world-class rich Internet applications with Microsoft Expression Blend 4 and WPF, Silverlight, and XAML Now in full color! Covers all designer interactions involved in building real-world applications -- from drag-and-drop design to prototyping, and beyond Includes four start-to-finish ´´Learning Lab Project´´ case studies By Brennon Williams, Microsoft MVP for Expression Blend and a world-renowned leader of the Expression Blend community Written by Microsoft MVP Brennon Williams, this is the definitive guide to building rich Internet applications with the newest version of Expression Blend. Now in full color, this comprehensive, practical reference covers every designer and developer interaction with Expression Blend 4, including: ´´ Getting started, navigating Blend 4, and utilizing its tools and asset library ´´ Using new designer tools to maximize productivity ´´ Creating styles, control templates, and grid layouts ´´ Prototyping WPF and Silverlight applications ´´ Enabling specific software behaviors in user interfaces via drag-and-drop design ´´ Using design-time data sources, resource dictionaries, and triggers ´´ Storyboarding and then building sophisticated animations ´´ Implementing processes ´´ Importing designs from Adobe Illustrator and other programs ´´ Creating functional prototypes ´´ Working with user, inherited, and custom controls ´´ Integrating 3D elements, and much more Expression Blend 4 Unleashed also includes four start-to-finish Learning Lab Projects -- walking designers through building media players, contact managers, application launchers, and media managers. Product Description This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will give you the answers to many questions asked in forums by new and experienced users alike. Microsoft Expression Blend 4 Unleashed is a stunning, full-color resource with hundreds of screenshots and informative figure references. It has also been authored sequentially, to enable you to build your knowledge step-by-step and gain confidence through repartition and fearlessness in discovery. Detailed information on how to. Create, edit, and work effectively with Styles and Templates Master Parts, States, and Behaviors to enable XAML and code free functionality Use Blend´s Animation and Storyboard workflows to bring life to your solutions Create and manage Resource Dictionaries, Skins, and Themes Create sample and live data Implement effective XML, CLR Data binding, and Control Template binding using Expression Blends advanced data support tools Use Blend as part of your designer/developer workflow to create rapid prototypes with SketchFlow Use design resources to start creating solutions for Windows Phone 7 Work with WPF, Silverlight, and Silverlight for Windows Phone 7 platforms Backcover This book has one primary goal: to get you working in Expression Blend 4 effectively using the features and functionality of the tool. This book is not about XAML, not about code nor explicit work flows. It is about simply dragging, dropping, drawing, and defining the experience and vision for a user interface and rich interactive experience. You will learn how to work with the core features of Blend, edit Styles and Templates, and more importantly, understand what they all mean. You will also work in detail with Parts, States, and Behaviors to understand how collectively they can provide your solutions advanced functionality without the need for code or hand-cranked XAML. Animations and Storyboards will allow you to bring life to your vision, as will working with data efficiently and learning how to create and manage Resources. In short, this book will
Capture and close more Internet leads with a new sales script and powerful marketing templates. The Conversion Code provides a step-by-step blueprint for increasing sales in the modern, Internet-driven era. Today´s consumers are savvy, and they have more options than ever before. Capturing their attention and turning it into revenue requires a whole new approach to marketing and sales. This book provides clear guidance toward conquering the new paradigm shift toward online lead generation and inside sales. You´ll learn how to capture those invaluable Internet leads, convert them into appointments, and close more deals. Regardless of product or industry, this proven process will increase both the quantity and quality of leads and put your sales figures on the rise. Traditional sales and marketing advice is becoming less and less relevant as today´s consumers are spending much more time online, and salespeople are calling, emailing, and texting leads instead of meeting them in person. This book shows you where to find them, how to engage them, and how to position your company as the ideal solution to their needs. Engage with consumers more effectively online Leverage the strengths of social media, apps, and blogs to capture more leads for less money Convert more Internet leads into real-world prospects and sales appointments Make connections on every call and learn the exact words that close more sales The business world is moving away from ´´belly-to-belly´´ interactions and traditional advertising. Companies are forced to engage with prospective customers first online - the vast majority through social media, mobile apps, blogs, and live chat - before ever meeting in person. Yesterday´s marketing advice no longer applies to today´s tech savvy, mobile-first, social media-addicted consumer, and the new sales environment demands that you meet consumers w... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028925/bk_adbl_028925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Make them laugh, make them cry, and hack to laughter. What do people go to the theatre for? An emotional exercise. I am a servant of the people. I have never forgotten that.´´ (Mary Pickford) A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history´s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors´ American Legends series, listeners can get caught up to speed on the lives of America´s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. At the end of the 20th century, the American Film Institute compiled a list of the 25 greatest actors and actresses in Hollywood over the past 100 years, but only a select few worked all the way back in the silent era of films, before ´´talkies´´ revolutionized the industry at the end of the 1920s. Among them was Mary Pickford, who was ranked 24th, but was arguably the most influential actress when it came to creating the career template for all actresses who followed, from name changes to salary. Like many actresses of the early 20th century, ´´Little Mary´´ got her start by acting on the stage, and she eventually made it to Broadway. By the time she had finished her run there, she had caught the eye of film director D.W. Griffith, who would go on to make Birth of a Nation and was working for the Biograph at the time. Pickford figured she would best make a mark by playing as many roles as possible, to the extent that she was appearing in an average of one film per week. ´´I played scrubwomen, and secretaries, and women of all nationalities.... I decided that if I could get into as many pictures as possible, I´d become known....´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lavina Jadhwani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037895/bk_acx0_037895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Frustrated at sending messages that never get a response? Are you racking your brain trying to figure out how to stand out in your online dating profile? Wondering where the REAL dates are, and tired of online dating being a time sink? Well look no further. I´ll show you how to own online dating...for the price of a cup of coffee! This book tells you everything that you need to know in order to hugely increase your chances of being successful with online dating. With the huge surge in popularity of online dating in the last few years, it has never been a better time to learn the secrets that can help you be successful with online dating. The online world is highly competitive; that is why it is so important for you to know all the things that you should do and should not do in order to be successful. These proven methods will increase date and reply rates by over 50 percent on average! You won´t get useless advice like ´´just sound more unique´´ or ´´just show not tell´´ that other books tell you. I show you what to say and how to say it. I teach you the step-by-step secrets to simplifying and owning online dating, and provide genuine, charming, and witty templates and examples for you to utilize in your online dating profile and online dating messaging. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055341/bk_acx0_055341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Body shows readers how to live more and work less, now with more than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint. This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: ? How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week ? How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want ? How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs ? How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist ? How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ´´mini-retirements´´ The new expanded edition of Tim Ferriss´ The 4-Hour Workweek includes: ? More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point ? Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal ? How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times ? The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New York City and takes a job as assistant to the storied literary agent for J. D. Salinger. She spends her days in a plush, wood-paneled office, where Dictaphones and typewriters still reign and old-time agents doze at their desks after martini lunches. At night she goes home to the tiny, threadbare Williamsburg apartment she shares with her socialist boyfriend. Precariously balanced between glamour and poverty, surrounded by titanic personalities, and struggling to trust her own artistic instinct, Rakoff is tasked with answering Salinger´s voluminous fan mail. But as she reads the candid, heart-wrenching letters from his readers around the world, she finds herself unable to type out the agency´s decades-old form response. Instead, drawn inexorably into the emotional world of Salinger´s devotees, she abandons the template and begins writing back. Over the course of the year, she finds her own voice by acting as Salinger´s, on her own dangerous and liberating terms. Rakoff paints a vibrant portrait of a bright, hungry young woman navigating a heady and longed-for world, trying to square romantic aspirations with burgeoning self-awareness, the idea of a life with life itself. Charming and deeply moving, filled with electrifying glimpses of an American literary icon, My Salinger Year is the coming-of-age story of a talented writer. Above all, it is a testament to the universal power of books to shape our lives and awaken our true selves.
Powerprofitsuniversity.com presents the Power Profits! Vending Machine Business Startup System by Dan Howe, proudly celebrating over a decade in print. In this book you´ll learn how you (or even your kids) can startup a small business for around $100 and grow it to passively produce well over six figures a year while you play! If you have been looking for a solid and dependable way to earn a stable second income, (or even replace your main one) you are in the right place! According to IRS statistics, the average vending machine business owner earns over $100,000 a year! In this book you´ll learn a simple system for growing wealth that has transformed thousands of lives and has been featured in numerous trade publications, as well as television and radio programs, throughout north America, standing the test of time. Written in a basic, no-hype, no-nonsense fashion, the Power Profits! Vending Machine Business Startup System is the ultimate guide to starting a successful passive income-producing small business. Everything you need is right inside, presented in an easy-to-implement and easy-to-follow step by step business plan template that anyone can copy to produce amazing results month after month, year after year. Subjects covered inside include: The five main checkpoints to building a lifetime fortune Building a workable business plan Taking aim at your financial target Watching the road signs Understanding return on investment Getting the best machines for the least money Setting your goals Building a winning business team Sourcing suppliers Identifying potential locations What to do when you find your potential locations Why you need website What to look for and what to avoid Getting started Symbiotic marketi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Grimshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037696/bk_acx0_037696_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every entrepreneur has a story to tell, whether they’re running seven-figure startups or small personal brands. Your story is the most powerful asset you have at your disposal. It can cut through the noise and connect you with your customers. Content marketing is one of the most affordable and powerful digital marketing tools available to tell your story at scale. Maybe you’ve considered content marketing to tell your story, but instead of opportunity, you see setbacks. Creating content takes a lot of time and energy. How is it that some entrepreneurs can produce tons of content, run a business, and still have time to relax with their kids at the end of the day? The Story Engine provides a clear, concise, and actionable strategy to reap the benefits of inbound marketing. Inside you’ll learn: How to set yourself up for content marketing success early and how to avoid common pitfalls Content strategy for both B2B and B2C businesses How to use content as an influencer marketing and relationship-building tool Simple metrics to understand how your content is performing How to use brand storytelling and transparency to drive growth for your business Simple guides to use SEO, email automation, and paid traffic to support your content strategy and convert visitors into customers How to automate and delegate time-consuming parts of creation and still feel secure knowing that your content fits your unique brand, all without breaking your budget Easy-to-use content marketing templates to help you take action right away and get the results you want are available at thestoryengine.co/resources. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Gray, Tom Morkes - foreword, Kim Doyal - introduction. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117186/bk_acx0_117186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.