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How To Start A Profitable Online Business?

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As bricks and mortar businesses have struggled over the past decade, e-commerce has grown at an average rate of 20% per year. Whatever you have to offer, it pays to be in the business of online selling. And even if you’re a traditional merchant, you should be thinking about finding digital avenues for selling people your services. After all, 72% of customers conducting local searches will visit a store within 5 miles. Shoppers expect to see you online before they buy with you.

There’s never been a better time to set up a digital shopfront. But where to begin?

1. Market research

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Establish a clear understanding of who you are selling to, and why they are going to buy from you. One of the main reasons so many start-ups fail in their infancy is because they presume a market need where none exists. This is the most important thing you can do to help distinguish yourself as an online brand. Customer profiling is the backbone of this process.

Conduct keyword research, check out what people are saying on social media and scour product forums for some powerful user feedback. Using the internet to closely examine some of their pain points with existing products can help you adapt your own to better meet consumer needs in the future.

2. Check out the competition

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Often, it feels like a hopeless struggle trying to compete in a market dominated by industry monoliths (which, let’s face it, is most of them). Ask the who, where, how, what and why of competitor research:

  • Who are your main competitors?
  • Where are they based?
  • How much are they charging?
  • What is their product range?
  • Why are people buying from them?

Don’t just envy your competition, appreciate what they’re doing in your space, and see if you can adapt their strategies to your own purposes. If they’ve got a product that’s working and generating brand hype, then produce your own variant. It’s not always about doing something better than the competition either.

Sometimes, it’s just a matter of doing something different. Often, many of the best businesses successfully position themselves by spotting gaps in the market.

3. Build a website

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Hiring a web designer will be costly but this gives you the highest degree of customization. There are also cost-effective user-friendly site builders out there who charge you monthly fees: Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify are three of the biggest names in this space. If you’re looking for a scaled-back and inexpensive starting solution, pair a free service like WordPress with the managed hosting services of a company like Onyx.io.

4. Be prepared to fail, but fail fast

Be prepared to fail, but fail fast

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The digital world moves quickly and so must you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to starting your own online business and as many as 90% of all startups fail within the first five years.

You have to be prepared to take some risks along the way, but these should always be educated risks. When things go wrong, you need to quickly acknowledge this and course-correct accordingly. It’s all about judgment and using the resources at your disposal.

Satendra Kashyap an Internet Marketing Coach and Search Engine Consultant for business owners. I have 9 yrs of Digital Marketing experience and can show you how to set up blogs, how to use social media for profit and any other external online marketing.

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Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates Buys ‘Aqua’ Superyacht For Rs. 4,600 Crore That Runs On Liquid Hydrogen

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Well, now that sounds like Bill Gates, Right? Do you know Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates has recently purchased a super luxury yacht for whopping Rs 4,600 crores that run on liquid hydrogen? This is something which we can call as a super luxury thing and proving him correctly as the world’s third-richest man. Another interesting that about gates is that he is a regular super yacht holidaymaker but has not previously owned any luxury yacht and he used to rent these during his summer trips.

He revealed his plans of buying the superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show last year in December and arguably this is one of the first of its kind superyacht powered by liquid hydrogen.

If it sounds interesting to you, then scroll down to know more.

Who has designed this ‘Aqua’?

Bill Gates Aqua ship

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Bill Gates is the first person to buy such a luxurious thin. No one has purchased something like this before by anyone. The super luxury yacht has been designed by the Dutch design firm, Sinot that costs worth $644 million i.e. Rs. 4,600 crores only.

What are its specialties?

Bill Gates' Superyacht Aqua

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According to the report of Daily mail, this superyacht is a 376-foot-long liner that can accommodate 14 guests and 31 crew members. It has five decks, an infinity pool, helipad, spa, yoga studio, beauty room, massage parlor, and a gym. Now, what you can ask for more? Do you know what’s the most interesting feature? It’s the use of alternative fuels which makes this ship carbon-emission free.

Have a look at what designer Sander Sinot has said, “With every project, I challenge my team and myself to surpass ourselves. For the development of AQUA we took inspiration from the lifestyle of a discerning, forward-looking owner, the fluid versatility of water and cutting-edge technology to combine this in a 376-foot) superyacht with a fully operational liquid hydrogen and fuel cell system that features groundbreaking in technology, as well as design and aesthetics.”

Also read: Dubai’s “The Floating Seahorses” Villas are All You Need To Know About

It operates wholly on liquid hydrogen and no electricity

Bill Gates Buys 'Aqua' Superyacht

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The best part about this yacht is that it does not use electricity as it runs on liquid hydrogen. No electricity is used to power the motors and propellers of the yacht. The ship also has the potential to cover the distance between London and New York without any need to refuel. Amazing it is. It is also expected to make its debut in 2024 and have diesel back-up.

What do you think about this cutting-edge technology?

Also read: 7 of The Most Awesome Man-made Islands Around The World

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5 Of The Biggest Upcoming Innovations In The Telecom Industry That Will Transform The Way We Communicate

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We have already ended 2019 at a good note, now we have entered into another year, 2020 and there are lots of hopes regarding the technological upcoming innovation in the telecom industry. In 2020, we are hoping to see the continuation of the groundwork that was laid back in the previous years. Want to know about those technological capabilities which are ready to be launched this year?

Here we take you through 5 of the most relevant trends for 2020.

1. 5G for fast internet on our mobile phones

Wow! That’s something nice. The Internet has really taken our life and with the time our expectations have also risen. So, here comes 5G. In 2020, most of the operators will offer 5G networks along with some advancement like greater bandwidth, higher user density, low latency, and reliability. Though the technology already exists it is not widely accessible as a service in the market for the users. So, we are really looking forward to this.

Also read: 4 Tips From Instagram Influencers To Increase Followers

2. A superfast Wi-Fi 6 for better connectivity and faster data transmission

Another technological trend, superfast Wi-Fi 6 will also come that will help us with better connectivity. With their introduction, existing problems like low network performance will become better. The combination of two technologies i.e. 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will be a perfect combination for improving end-to-end connectivity in our home and offices.

3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data for improved customer services

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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Now, this is yet another technological trend that we are hoping for. The telecommunications sector sees AI as a facilitator of spectacular improvements in communications technologies and services. To optimize their operations, operators will be implementing AI to offer better and improved customer services, create smarter network implementations and incubate new companies that can develop more advanced services.

We all know AI makes use of chatbots and virtual assistants to improve customer services and satisfaction. In fact, they also help in detecting fraudulent activity. Not only this, but it is also helping in analyzing large amounts of data collected from multiple sources.

Also read: Facebook Is Building Its Own Operating System from Scratch To End up Its Reliance on Android

4. Rich Communication Services will help us all to get more out of texts

Rich Communication Services (RCS) will help us all to get more beyond texts. They will replace the old way of sending and receiving text messages. Well, this service will allow the users to share the images, emojis and much more and that is through an inbuilt messaging app. No, No, you don’t need to sign up or take some kind of subscription to use this service.

5. More focus will be on Digital privacy, cybersecurity, and resilience

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Now, telecom operators will be focusing more on digital privacy, cybersecurity, and resilience to safeguard themselves against cybercriminals and other unscrupulous individuals. In 2020, cybersecurity will be helping companies and individuals to be less exposed to risks that could cause great harm later. Now, the companies will be focusing more on offering protection which will come integrated into the new services offered by providers.

So these were some of the technological trends that we are going to come across in 2020. Aren’t you excited?

Also read: 6 of The Coolest Tech Gifts Ideas To Present Your Gadget-Obsessed Friend

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5 Useful Gmail Tricks That Will Help You Become A Gmail Power User

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Undoubtedly, Gmail has revolutionized the way we work professionally. You can’t even imagine, Gmail is giving us so much and that’s free of cost which was the case before. Gmail is one of the best web apps that has come a long way and has improved a lot and it’s still in progress. There are plenty of browser add-ons and extensions that can enhance Gmail specifically far beyond its original parameters. Not everyone knows everything about Gmail, yes; I am talking about some of its hidden Gmail tips and tricks that can help you become a Pro Gmail user.

Let’s get started to master your understanding of besides sending and receiving messages through Gmail.

1. Gmail’s smart compose feature will help you to respond more quickly

Gmail's smart compose

Gmail’s smart compose feature is one of the best features that help you predict what you are going to type next and completes your sentence or entire phrase just by pressing the tab key on your computer or by tapping the space at the end of the predicted phrase on a smartphone. To turn this feature on,

You need to go to → Settings → General, and then toggle the “Smart Compose” button on.

2. Schedule an email to send later

This feature of Gmail lets you schedule your emails at a later date. By using this feature, you can decide when exactly an email gets sent. You can set up this feature by clicking the little upward arrow next to ”Send” and selecting a time and date; you can stay on the top of deadlines while living your life to the fullest. When you are finished with your email, click the down arrow at the bottom left of your new email next to the ”Send” button.

Then, you will be prompted with “Schedule Send.” Use this feature without having to put a full stop to your normal life to send automatic emails on the date and time decided by you.

3. Find emails by date

Find emails by date in Gmail

This is one of the best features of Gmail about which many of us don’t know. If you exchange a lot of emails with a certain recipient or about a certain topic and you need to find an old email without having to search through hundreds of search results. Add something like “before:1/2/2020” or “after 8/16/2019” to your search. This will help you narrow down your search and speed up your search results.

4. Nudges

Gmail Nudges

If you are a procrastinator, then you are going to love this feature, especially if you forget to reply or followup up on your e-mails on time. This feature will drop old emails back in your inbox and you can reply or follow up accordingly when you want.

To set up this feature in your Gmail, you need to scroll down on the General tab in settings to enable it.

5. Un-send an email

Gmail Undo email

There is a feature using which you can un send your original email in the case if you have written something wrong by mistake. This feature will help you to recall a sent message for up to 30 seconds after you have sent it. To set up this feature,

You need to go to the settings icon on the top right-hand corner of your Gmail homepage, choose Settings → General, then toggle on “undo send.”

So, these were some of the best Gmail tips and tricks that will change the way you email.

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