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It’s the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la, la la la la!

Yes, Christmas is just around the corner. It is one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. It is well celebrated because it bring families together and everyone gets to spend quality time with them during the holiday season.

But if there’s another thing that people surely look forward to during Christmas season it would be…. the opening of their gifts! We’re sure that everyone is looking forward to opening those presents under the Christmas tree.

The opening of gifts becomes the highlight of the celebration with everyone looking forward to know what they will receive this year.

If you want to make your gift extra special this year, then why don’t you make your own present for your loved ones?

In a world dominated by consumerism, it is always convenient to go to the mall and just choose a ready to give gift to people who matter to you the most.

But don’t you think they deserve better? This year take on the challenge of adding a personal touch to the gifts that you will be giving them.

There can be a lot of DIY or homemade gifts that you can choose from. Pinterest is a good platform to look for inspiration. It has a large collection of different kinds of Christmas DIY gifts can you use as guide to make yours.

In this post, we have selected five of the easiest, simplest but definitely the most meaningful DIY gift ideas for Christmas from Pinterest.

 

It’s that time of the year again!

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re sure that people have started writing down their Christmas wishlists.

This season is one of the most awaited season for the whole year. It’s a time when we would share a hearty meal with our family and be thankful for all the blessings we received all year round.

As a way of showing gratitude, it has been part of our culture to give gifts to our loved ones during this celebration.

However, this special occasion brings along with it overcrowded places and long queues since everyone will be busy buying gifts. Despite this, many of us brave these places and queues just to make sure that we make our loved ones feel special.

However, with the development of technology, we are now offered an alternative solution. To avoid the holiday rush, more and more people have been turning to online shopping for a hassle-free Christmas gift buying.

With this opportunity, this is your chance to beef up your social media accounts to attract more clients to visit your page and purchase your products.

We have consolidated five simple ideas to give your social media account the Christmas spirit.

The current technological advancements have resulted to a migration of different processes and behaviors from traditional to digital.

From traditional advertisements in newspapers, radio and TV, it has now shifted to online digital marketing. From traditional banking transactions, you can now do transactions on your own through your online account.

Communication have also shifted from face to face to digital through different social networking sites.

Despite the convenience modern technology has brought to everyone’s lives, it also brings with it an opportunity for bad guys to take advantage. With everything almost connected to the internet, personal information has become more vulnerable to abuse and deceit.

The bigger problem however, is that people don’t seem to be aware of the consequences of putting their personal information online. In this post, we will discuss some of the dangers of unprotected personal information online and the different ways on how to protect your personal information.

Traveling is always something that can produce a lot of instagrammable pictures. New place, new experiences, new posts!

When you travel, you’ll definitely have more posts than what you normally have on regular days. It’s easy to have some instagrammable posts if you are traveling with other people. You can ask them to retake the shots until you’ll have your post worthy shot.

But what is particularly challenging is when you’re traveling alone. Oh no! Does that mean that you’ll only be posting your selfies? Will your travel be one of those times where you wish you had an Instagram boyfriend to take your pictures?

Well, worry no more! Let’s take independence to a whole new level.

Traveling solo? No problem!

Learning to take instragammable pictures when traveling alone is something you can learn and be very good at.

So be worry free and bring back good memories with you because in this post, we will teach you how to create Instagrammable posts when traveling solo:

There a lot of things to be thankful for. But do we say thank you enough?

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. It reminds us of all the things we should be thankful for. For businesses, it is an opportunity to express gratitude to all the people who have been vital to its success.

In this post, we will be talking about how to make Thanksgiving truly meaningful for your business by saying thank you to everyone who contributed to its success through social media.

Saying “Thank You” is not a difficult thing to do and yet we don’t practice it often.

A simple “Thank You” can lighten up someone’s day. These two words can easily boost someone’s morale and it can motivate them further because you made them feel appreciated. This is what Thanksgiving is trying to remind us every time we celebrate the occasion.

Thank You might just be two words, but these two words are truly powerful.

In business, practicing gratitude can come a long way. Now it’s time to reflect, how often do you say thank you to people who have helped you with your business? We sure hope the answer is “very often.”

But in case your answer is a bit unfavorable, then it’s never too late.

This Thanksgiving don’t forget to say, “Thank you!” to everyone who contributed to the success of your business. And a better way to do that is through social media. It’s time to tell the whole world how much you appreciate these people.

Here’s how you can say thank you to those people and make Thanksgiving meaningful for your business through social media.

Business advertising used to be very expensive during the times when popular media platforms were newspaper, radio and television. It was quite impossible for small businesses to publish a business-related advertisement because the rates were not affordable.

But with the advent of the internet and social media, businesses (small or big) are given the chance to promote their products.

One of the most popular and viable platform for business advertising is the social media giant, Facebook. With billions of users around the globe, your audience reach can be limitless (theoretically).

If you’ll take time to observe your Facebook account, you can see your business minded friends are already taking advantage of the platform. For instance, one of your friends might have posted some of her pre-loved clothes for sale or you might be seeing posts of another friend promoting her baked products.

In cases where you’re looking at short term business, Facebook can be very helpful. You sell products and promote it without spending a dime. But if you are looking at a long-term and a more sustainable business, that’s not necessarily the case.

If you want to maximize the potential of Facebook as a marketing tool, then it is a misconception to think that you don’t have to spend money for it.

Let’s take the case of Julia who decided to stop working full time to focus on selling her baked goodies online. She posted pictures of her items in a Facebook Page she newly created for her business. She even set the privacy setting of her posts to public, so it can be easily shared and will be easily viewed.

She didn’t want to spend money, so she invited her immediate family and friends to her business account.

But it is important to ponder on the following questions: Was she able to reach her target audience? Was she able to maximize the potential of Facebook as a marketing platform for her business? How can she set herself apart from other online clothing stores? How can she draw more followers or more clients to her Facebook page?

It’s the first week of October and it only means that Halloween is just around the corner!

So, are you ready for another spooky treat? Have you decided what character are you going to be this year? And have you imagined what make up are you gonna put on?

If your answer is NO, worry no more! This post will help you gear up for another chilliiiiiing Halloween.

We have outlined some costume ideas that you can choose from and some make up tips that you can use to compliment your costume.

You still have a few weeks so let’s get started!

personnel branding

How do you stand out in the internet when it’s full of clutter? Do you think your online identity will be just a disposable waste? Do you think it would be easily overlooked like many others?
 
The internet is filled with information, including information of different talented and able individuals who left their mark in the industry. Young or old, novice or experienced, it’s all there. You may think that the competition is stiff. So, how can you compete with all the impressive profiles online?
 
Creating your personal brand may seem daunting, but it shouldn’t be something you should think as impossible. It is highly possible if you use the right tools and if you drive your content towards success. There may be no fast and easy way but the journey but we can give you a few tips on how to start.
 

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Have you reached that point where social media is just too much for you?
 
We believe everyone has or have been or will eventually go through this phase. With millions and billions of people online (plus the dummy or bot accounts), social media is bombarded with content. No amount of filters would work. However you find a way to avoid people or content, it will somehow find its way into your timeline.
 
Plus, (and let’s admit it) there’s a lot of negativity online, too. Going through your feed is just one stressful task. You need to de-stress. Or better yet, detoxify.
 
If you’re not sure how to do it, we’ll give you a bit of a guide to follow.
 

 

The past week must have been a busy week in the Facebook HQ. After all, any news on data and privacy breach on the biggest social media platform is a huge blow. With billions of users and their respective data, a single entity to get hold of it is like enjoying an all-you-can-eat-buffet for free.
 
Just to give you a background, Cambridge Analytica and a certain Aleksandr Kogan used an app to gather millions of data from users in 2013. Two years after, their app brought attention to Facebook and the social media giant asked Kogan and Cambridge Analytica a certification that all the data were already deleted.
 
Fast forward to 2018, it seems like the data were not deleted after all. Even worse, the data were sold. To what intents and purposes, we don’t really know for sure. Even Facebook can’t trace all that.
 
In a public apology posted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he mentioned the series of events that led to this breach. He also mentioned that they’ll go over through the rest of the apps, check how much user data they’re getting, and what they could do to improve on this especially with data issues at hand.
 

 

In the age when social media are at its peak, it has reached the point where people start to question: does this need government regulation?
 
Let’s admit it. Social media has become a powerful force in shaping and molding the society.
 
Recent studies have focused on it and tried to uncover the mystery that it holds over its influence on its users and audiences.
 
If we recall, the initial purpose of social media was simply to bring people together. We’ve seen stories on how social media helped reconcile families and reunite friends. Even lost pets got found with the help of social media.
 
But as years rolled, social media became a ‘tool’. It went out of being just ‘social’. It has grown to be an economic standpoint (ads, revenues, marketing, etc.), a gauge of moral compass (based on what you post), a psychological and emotional outlet, and a political tool to put forward an ideology.
 
The power of social media has grown vastly that users have gone out of control. We’ll discuss further below some ‘way out of line’ scenarios on social media.
 
And with these, is government regulation the answer? Or is there a chance that we can minimize these without government control?
 

It is the new year! And with the new year comes new trends in online marketing.

Most online marketing websites would suggest optimizing your social media accounts. And why not? Every platform is now a big thing in online marketing.

Instagram has grown and has become one of the most influential platforms to many users especially to generations X and Z.

Facebook is still in since most mobile users are on Facebook.

While Twitter has set a decline, LinkedIn is skyrocketing lately.

With this info in mind, what should you do for your online marketing efforts this 2018? Brace yourself for the new year and map out your social media marketing plan with these tips in mind.

Keeping Your Followers Up-to-Date While on Travel

We all know that engagement is key in maintaining a good social media reputation.
 
The rule always says to keep your social media accounts updated by posting daily. It should be something interesting and relatable to your audience.
 
However, there would always be days that you cannot handle all of that in a day or so. For one, you might be on a vacation trip.
 
We take vacations to unwind and relax. But how can you completely do that if you’re worried about keeping your social media accounts updated?
 
Well, it’s not that difficult, really. You’re going to take photos of your trip anyway, right? As long as you bring the right gadget on your trip, getting active on social media while traveling is a piece of cake.