Office space vs working at home – Which is more productive?

When running your own business, one of the decisions you need to make is where you will work.  Many prefer working from home, whilst other prefer to rent office space.  Either way, your business needs should drive your decision.  Here are some of the things you should consider whilst making your decision.   Space Working … Continue reading Office space vs working at home – Which is more productive?

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Kolkata or Calcutta?

I still feel a little presumptions calling this place Kolkata, as if, somehow I have become more familiar with it because of my Kolkattan family or their wholehearted and enthusiastic acceptance their latest Jami before and after my wedding blessing ceremony. Calcutta or Kolkata, there are parts of this city that look like change will … Continue reading Kolkata or Calcutta?

Should mothers work?

“Working mothers risk damaging their child’s prospects” is the latest offering from the Daily Mail Online, fuelled by findings from the Institute for Social and Economical Research.  Will the debate over whether mothers should work never abate?  More over, what will it take to dissolve the ‘them and us’ divide between stay at home mums … Continue reading Should mothers work?

Is your e-commerce site lonely? Find out how to attract more visitors.

If you have an empty shop floor, you are not going to make very much money.  Instead of being reactive, usually born out of panic, take a step back and identify why you aren’t generating the custom you want.  This knowledge will be an investment from which you will receive long-term of return. If you … Continue reading Is your e-commerce site lonely? Find out how to attract more visitors.

How to Become a Freelance Writer

So, when did you decide to become a freelance writer? (the emphasis being on writer) The answer should be "I didn't".  Why?  Because you either are one or you aren't.  I realise that it makes my impression of the writing community somewhat clique but, that's not my intention.  My point is that, writing is a need … Continue reading How to Become a Freelance Writer

5 Shortcuts for Becoming a Freelance Writer in Record Time

With the aid of the internet and so many means by which a freelance writer can get jobs, it is much faster to set up your freelance writing business than you may imagine.  In truth, you can do so without spending a penny - all you have to spend is your time. The world of … Continue reading 5 Shortcuts for Becoming a Freelance Writer in Record Time

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How to Take Charge of Your Freelance Writing Career

Being a freelance writer is not easy.  In fact, if you inspect any list of writing careers, you will find that they all tend to be quite lonely jobs.   Freelance writers are also often forced to accept low paying jobs just to keep the cash and work flowing.  Even freelancers who are writing great articles … Continue reading How to Take Charge of Your Freelance Writing Career

J. K. Rowling’s Top 10: Good Tips for Writing a Book

I bet J.K. Rowling could give us some good tips for writing a book – she does, after all, epitomise a modern day ‘zero to hero’ story.   Since J.K. Rowling’s global success many aspiring authors have been born.  By giving rare interviews and immersing herself instead into writing and charity work, Rowling has done very … Continue reading J. K. Rowling’s Top 10: Good Tips for Writing a Book

Have your voice heard globally…Unbiasly

“Unbiasly was designed to bring together...what the media writes, what the people say...what your friends say...and what people see...”  Devin Dixon, creator of Unbiasly Just now my Mum called saying that she was stuck in gridlock traffic asking whether I knew what had happened.  I went on the BBC’s live traffic update site and had no … Continue reading Have your voice heard globally…Unbiasly

Finally, a way to make money from freelance writing

Being a freelancer is tough business.  Competition is fierce which makes not only winning jobs hard but, charging enough to make a living can be fruitless. I had tried making money from freelance writing for years.  Naming no names, I spent a lot of time and effort writing through websites that made no financial sense. … Continue reading Finally, a way to make money from freelance writing

How to make money writing online

How Carrie Bradshaw affords a Manhatten apartment, Manolo Blahnik shoes and glamorous parties on a writers income is a mystery.  Really she should be writing about how to make money writing, not me. (Sorry to the men/non fans reading this, I promise all Sex and the City references end here). With such abundance of writers … Continue reading How to make money writing online

What is the point of blogging?

"Writing is like prostitution.  First you do it for love...and then for money" (Moliere) He's not wrong.   Shortly after I started writing for money, as much as loved the different challenges and the push to carry out research in areas I wouldn't have otherwise, I was feeling quite creatively stunted.  It was that feeling that … Continue reading What is the point of blogging?

Nailing Your First Presentation

We are not all born with the charisma of Barak Obama.  Or are we?  Perhaps we just haven’t nurtured the inner public speakers out of us yet.   It’s time to welcome ‘First Presentation Skills’ - one of the presentations skills courses delivered by Skillstudio. Coming from a certified training background and currently working in education, … Continue reading Nailing Your First Presentation

Are You Packaged For Career Success?

It is one thing to be successful in your job but quite another to have a successful career... In order to have a successful career it helps to be in an industry that offers career progression, but more importantly, there are many personal traits that mark whether or not you are packaged for career success. … Continue reading Are You Packaged For Career Success?

Literary Analysis: The Importance of Setting in Dickens

The setting in Great Expectations is undeniably crucial to the novel as Dickens uses setting to portray themes, reflect character personalities, situations and feelings. The settings that Dickens chooses are not accidental - they represent too much to be accidental. Great Expectations tells the story through the eyes of the young working class orphan Pip who … Continue reading Literary Analysis: The Importance of Setting in Dickens