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10 Easy Ways To Make Extra Money Online Fast

Posted by Morgan Sims in Jobs on October 18th, 2014 at 7:13 am

Making money online is highly attractive for most of us since it brings in the great prospect of working from home and having our own schedule. The problem is that the Internet is practically filled with people that want to take advantage of those that want to make money online.

Most of the deals you will find online are just scams. With this in mind, here are some really fast and easy ways to make extra money online. The key here is “extra” money. You should never approach making money online with the thought of getting rich fast. Only those that work really hard manage to do this and they do so through advanced knowledge and strategies like site development and affiliate marketing.

Online Surveys

    The popularity of paid online surveys is constantly growing. That is because the entire process is really easy but you have to make sure that you use only verified paid surveys from legitimate survey review sites. There are many research companies that recruit new members. They will pay varied amounts for filling a form. In a few minutes you can make up to $5 based on what offers is available for you.

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    How Your Devices Learn to Talk to You

    Posted by Willie Pena in Wireless on October 17th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Truly intelligent machines may still be years in the future but that doesn’t mean we can’t come pretty close in all sorts of coo ways with our own current personal devices.

    The science of automatic speech recognition (ASR) and interactive voice response technology (IVR) have both advanced dramatically in the last few years and the results are definitely notable. Devices like the iPhone with their Siri voice recognition interface are one particularly famous (and very useful) example but Siri isn’t alone anymore.

    Let’s take a look at how these incredible technologies work and how they learn to interact with us in ways that make our lives easier.

    The Basics: How ASR Technology Works

    The essential process of automatic speech recognition technology is pretty straightforward. In pretty much all cases, it follows these steps:

    1. You speak into your device
    2. The device creates a wave from the sound you made
    3. The background noise behind your voice is reduced and the volume is normalized.
    4. The resulting filtered wave form (sound sequence)  is broken down into a series of phonemes (which are the basic building block sounds that form our words; 44 of them exist in English)
    5. Each phoneme is like a chain link, by analyzing the first phoneme, your device...

    Content marketing: How to come up with original ideas

    Posted by Ann Smarty in Opinions on October 17th, 2014 at 7:00 am

    It seems as though every idea has been done, these days. The same basic tropes, whether with online content or literature, are done over and over again. Sure, they are given new a spin from time to time. But the same general idea is recycled until it is seen everywhere.

    Even when you feel you have come up with an original idea, it will turn out to have been done before. While this is understandable (and expected) with most creative mediums, it is harder to deal with when it comes to content. You have a very short amount of time to leave an impression, and so people tend to be less forgiving.

    How Can I Come Up With Something Original?

    You can't, at least not entirely. Everything has pretty much been done in some capacity. You will be able to add a new bent to an idea, but what makes it unique will ultimately be the tone and way that you present it.

    There is no chance that you will create something 100% original. But you can create something that is 100% you. Try these tips for achieving that tone, and you will...

    Email is 40x Better for New Customer Acquisition: Six Tips for Writing Effective Subject Lines

    Posted by Courtney Wiley in Creative Best Practices Email on October 16th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    According to McKinsey & Company, email is almost 40 times better at acquiring net new customers than Facebook and Twitter.

    Hard to believe? Not if you consider that the number of email users is exploding, offering test beds galore: Radicati predicts that the total number of worldwide email users, including both business and consumer users, will increase from over 2.5 billion in 2014 to over 2.8 billion in 2018.

    Yes, our team cites email as the most effective lead generation tactic, but we're not alone. Forty-two percent of businesses, along with 88% of B2B marketers, point to email as their number one lead ten tactic, as reported by Circle Research. With the art of email still gaining momentum, we wanted to socialize a few best practices for penning the most effective email subject line.

    “The key benefit of a subject line test is not the lesson learned from one campaign. It’s the cumulative learning from systematic testing over time. If you’re testing correctly, the difference in performance between control and test messages for any one campaign will likely be small. But over time, those small differences add up. Over the course of several campaigns, learning how your...

    Native Advertising Coda

    Posted by Fernando Bohorquez Jr. in Opinions on October 16th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    This post is co-authored by Alan M. Pate

    As a closing note to our five-part series All Native Advertising is Not Equal: Why that matters Under the First Amendment and Why it Should Matter to the FTC, we provide a brief update on developments since the article was initially published in May 2014, as well as summarize a few practical pointers for marketers and advertisers.

    FTC Update

    Although there has been no official native advertising guidance or regulations from the FTC, we were recently provided an unofficial glimpse into where the agency just might be heading during Ad Week in New York City. At a September 30th, 2014 conference hosted by the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC) and National Advertising Division (NAD), FTC attorney Mary K. Engle pointed to an FTC opinion from the 1980’s, In re R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, as a likely starting point for the agency’s analysis of native advertising and commercial v. non-commercial speech issues today.

    Dating back to 1988, the R.J. Reynolds case involved an advertisement entitled “Of Cigarettes and Science,” distributed by the major tobacco company R.J. Reynolds. Among other things, the “Of Cigarettes and Science” ad...