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Top Websites for Teaching & Tutoring Job Seekers

If you are a qualified teacher, but currently unemployed due to personal reasons or a skilled housewife, retiree or person looking for means to earn money online by imparting real education to needful students, then online teaching jobs are what you need to look at. Sitting in the comfort of your home or made-up office space, you can help teach, tutor, prepare students for their tests, help with their homework or answer questions, based on the teaching website you register into.

To get started, all you need to have is an internet connection (in some cases a webcam or Skype type medium), be zealous and sincere enough to teach/tutor students in the time you have set for online teaching and in turn make money. A win-win situation for both teachers and students, an online teaching job with millions of students, thousands of courses and tutors involved enables the best travel-free education for both parties.

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Below given is a list of some popular, exclusive and reliable online and remote teaching job portals I have come up with. Most of these websites offer part-time, freelance and full-time online teaching/tutoring job options. While most of the below mentioned sites are absolutely free of cost, some sites take a one–time fee when you register with your details. Look into each of these sites to know what meets your and their skills and requirements and then start applying.

  1. HigherEdJobs
  2. SchoolSpring
  3. Udemy
  4. Transtutors
  5. GetEducated
  6. Tutorvista
  7. Buddyschool
  8. CheggTutors
  9. Tutor
  10. Aim-for-A Tutoring
  11. Vedantu
  12. Skooli.com
  13. WizIQ
  14. Eduwizards
  15. Tutorcomp
  16. Tutorme
  17. MyPrivateTutor (For Indians only)

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While searching and researching about teaching jobs, I thought of making another small list and help interested job seekers in the educational section. You can click the below given links to find dedicated job portals for teachers and school staff. These exclusive sites bring along an array of job openings for teachers, tutors, trainers, administrative staff and other competent personnel who are looking out for jobs in the academic department. These work opportunities are mostly on-location, but worthy sites to upload your resumes and seek legit work to get paid.

  1. Teachers-Teachers.com
  2. SchoolSpring
  3. K-12Jobs
  4. Teach.org
  5. IHireElementaryTeachers.com
  6. WantToTeach.com

Apart from the above lists, you can always search and apply for jobs in the very popular and general job seeking websites like Monster, Indeed, Careerbuilder and Linkedln (where you can look out for online as well as on-location job opportunities in the academic department).

PS: Hope the above sites are helpful and aid your aim to educate and earn money! Besides this, I would love if you leave some genuine names of online tutoring/teaching job portals or reviews about teaching websites you have or are working for in the comment section. This is for the sole purpose of helping teaching job seekers.

Also, I Do Not Take Credit for the Images Above. Found Them Online 🙂

4 Basic Tips to Write a Great Headline for Twitter

First impression is the last impression. The saying holds true for headlines too. A catchy and mind blowing headline is a sure fire way of attracting readers to your blog, article or news item. In this age and time when there are numerous websites and countless articles and blogs, drawing readers to your website and luring them to read is not only very important but also quite difficult. Be it Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site, where you post content links to gain significant traffic to your site, writing an attractive headline is imperative to say the least.

Twitter is now a great social medium to promote and share your content to people from all across the globe. According to statistics, the number of Twitter users is now over 105 million, with Twitter witnessing a growth of more than 1300% last year. Writing an influencing headline in Twitter is hence paramount. Unlike other social media sites, Twitter does not disclose the contents of the text in totality but only offers 140 characters through which you can spread your message when the link is clicked. Twitter has thus brought back the importance of writing an influencing headline like none others.

There is a ton of information online which will guide you on how to write headlines on Twitter and what words to use to lure readers. Some of these are really useful and can help you considerably in your pursuit to generate more free traffic and leads to your website. Below given are 4 important tips that will help you get started with writing strong headlines on Twitter.

 

1) Using Lists and Numbers

Readers love to click on links that give them a list or number of ways to do things. Lists and numbers not only draw readers but are also easily scannable and readable. For example: “25 Things to Do Before Going to Bed” or “10 Ways to Improve SEO for Your Blog” or “10 Worst Errors That Bloggers Make” are sure to spike interest among readers.

2) ‘How To’ Articles or Headlines that Let out Secret/s

Statistics have time and again shown that headlines using ‘how to’ or articles that let out secrets of the trade, make people click on the link a lot more than normal headlines. For example: “How to Plan a Stress free Holiday” or “5 Secrets to Make Good Money Online” are headlines that spark interest and curiosity among readers to know what is written.

3) Headlines that are Easily Searchable

Headlines should be SEO friendly so that they can be easily searched online. Since headlines are the face of the article, keywords should also be appropriately fitted within it. For example: Titles like “Homemade Ice Cream Recipes” or “Make a Customizable Google Map” are headlines that not only express usefulness but are also easily searchable in search engine sites.

4) Headlines that Share Knowledge 

With growing fears and problems, people are always on the lookout for ways to deal with them.  Headlines that offer suggestions or share knowledge to deal with problems are quite useful for readers. Readers are more interested in gaining information on overcoming their problems and obstacles and hence would go about clicking the link and reading the article. For example: “Get Rid of Depression by Actively Avoiding 10 Things” or “Know How to Upgrade to a Professional Blog”, are headlines that not only share knowledge but also express usefulness of the article.

Learning different ways to write a good headline will help you immensely in improving the traffic of your site and blog. Remember, all these things do not cost money, but only a little patience, effort and practise on your part. So why leave them behind? Use them and see the difference.

My List of 26 Trusted Freelance Job Sites Online

A lot of people are into freelance work these days. Be it content writing, programming, website designing and development, logo creation, etc. a number of freelancers and freelance job sites are flourishing online. In the quest to work from home and earn good money from online resource, housewives, students, retirees and even people who are bored of a 9-to-5 job find online freelancing quite lucrative.

However, just as millions of people from all around the world are working online, there are also thousands of websites that claim to offer freelance work to people wanting to work on a full-time, part-time or freelance basis. Trusting these sites blindly, without much research on them can although leave you with a bad headache. To save you from all that trouble and also for the benefit of readers, I have listed 25 reliable websites that offer freelance work. As a beginner or a pro freelancer, you can definitely sign up with a couple of these sites to find work as a freelancer. However, before working with any of the clients you meet on these websites it is also advisable to know about their work background and reputation.

Below given are freelance sites for content writers, data entry operators, website designers/developers, programmers and graphic artists. Some of these sites also offer freelance work for marketing professionals, virtual assistants and people in engineering and multimedia fields.

1)      www.elance.com

2)      www.freelancer.com

3)      www.oDesk.com

4)      www.guru.com

5)      http://jobs.problogger.net/

6)      www.craiglist.com

7)      www.ifreelance.com

8)      www.peopleperhour.com

9)      www.gofreelance.com

10)   www.demandstudios.com

11)   www.project4hire.com

12)   http://fiverr.com

13)   http://allfreelancework.com

14)   http://www.online-writing-jobs.com/

15)   www.freelancewritinggigs.com

16)   https://talent.hubstaff.com/ (Fairly new site, applicable for freelancers/agencies, No registration cost involved)

17)   www.journalismjobs.com  (Great for people in journalism)

Programmers, web designers and logo/banner creators can also look into these dedicated websites:

18)   http://www.rent-acoder.com/

19)   www.getacoder.com

20)   http://99designs.com

21)   www.scriptlance.com

22)   www.logomyway.com

23)   www.programmermeetdesigner.com

24)   www.projectspring.com

25)   www.eprojects.co.in

26)   http://www.ejobs4pros.com/

The above list has been compiled after referring several sites and comments from freelancers. Hope you find my list useful.

Also, please feel free to add on to this list, provided, the site you are referring to is trustworthy.

Top 7 Content Writing Topics for Bloggers

As writers, there is a lot of material on the internet, which inspires us to read, think and write about. However there are also a few days, when we are absolutely clueless. The mind goes blank and we are often left wondering about what topics to write on. If you are facing such problems and are thinking of a topic that is interesting for readers, will give you considerable inputs to write on and that will also drive traffic to your website, then you need not worry. There are some evergreen topics or popular topics on which you can write an article or blog and without bothering about inadequate audience.

The below given 7 topics are quite popular online, as the demand for blogs, articles, news and information under these subjects are considerably higher among readers.

1.    Weight loss

Under this topic, you can write a whole lot of things. It can be about tips or techniques to lose weight naturally, about weight loss techniques for rapid weight loss or any new method regarding weight loss. With more and more people being conscious about their health and wanting to remain fit and agile and follow a healthy lifestyle, there is a big audience out there, waiting to read on this topic.

 2.    Cooking

If you love cooking and can dish out a variety of delicacies, then you can blog on cooking. You can write about recipes serving authentic food, about continental food, your own inventions, recipes on quick meals, snacks, desserts, etc. As said before, people are nowadays more health-conscious and would love to know about recipes that are tasty, healthy and are low in calories. You can easily let out recipes that will help readers regain their slim and trim figure through your blogs.

3.    Beauty

Another evergreen and popular topic to write on is beauty. You can write about beauty secrets, age-old practices followed to maintain good skin, natural products or tips for a glowing skin, modern methods to rediscover glowing skin, etc. You can also write about skincare regime, techniques to reverse aging, products to slow down skin aging, about celebrity beauty secrets and whole lot of other things. In fact the more you think, the more number of topics can be generated under this main topic.

4.    Fashion

Fashion and beauty are thought to be inter-related, but this topic has a life of its own. Clothing, fashion jewellery, shoes and accessories are some of the sub-categories that fall under fashion. A number of interesting and visually attractive topics can be generated under this topic, while attracting more eyeballs to your site.

5.    Technology

This is again one popular topic, due to the enormous amount of developments made in the field of technology. Under technology, there are a whole lot of electronic gadgets, appliances, news about new technological developments and many more that keep coming up regularly and from all parts of the world. In fact, if you just consider cell phones and cameras, then you will find so many new models being introduced from time to time. This kind of information is quite useful and valuable for readers and they regularly keep looking for it online.

6.    How to Make Money Online

Another hot topic that people constantly keep looking for is how to make money online. Be it recession, boredom from a monotonous 9 to 5 job, feasibility to work in flexible hours or working part time to earn some extra cash, the reasons for looking for an online job are ‘money‘. If you have the know-how, the ideas, business or the skills, then you can very well write on this topic.

 7.    Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Gmail, etc. are all different social media sites. These sites now play an important part in marketing, promotional and advertising activities. With people taking active interest in these sites, there are a number of blogs and articles dedicated to informing, educating and even enlightening readers with tips, ideas, techniques and added information on how to make the best use of these social media sites for optimum benefit for marketing/promotional activities. With these sites here to stay, social media is another hot topic that is expected to gain increasing eyeballs from readers.

The above 7 topics are the hot content writing topics according to me. In addition to these, topics like nutrition, fitness, travelling and real estate are other quite relevant, useful and interesting topics. If you are short of ideas or are doubtful on which topic to write, then you can consider any of the above topics to write an interesting and useful article/blog while managing to drive free traffic to your site.

Top 10 Twitter Tips for Newbies

Twitter has been online since the last five years now. Just like Facebook, Twitter has created its own massive following online, with tweeting and retweeting defining a new meaning. Be it bloggers, freelancers, businesses, celebrities or even regular people, everyone has taken to Twitter big time. As a blogger, business or a freelancer, if you are planning to enter the Twitter world and want to build your own following and brand online, then read the below given 10 Twitter tips for newbies. All the 10 tips are intended to help newbies swim quicker in the realm of this very popular social media site.

  • The first tip for every newbie is to be real and not fake. Give your real name or company name. It is also very important to upload a photo. Your real photo is generally recommended, as it helps create an instant and direct impact among fellow tweeters.
  • If you have implemented on the first tip, then the second basic tip is to write a short description in your 160-character bio. Make your bio creative and interesting and give a little about yourself and your business. Don’t overdo creativity or else you will sound boring. Use one or two #tags in your bio for a greater effect while leaving a link of your website or business in it. If you are unsure, then check a few bios before writing one.

  • Start following your friends, like-minded people and businesses, industry experts and also those, whose work you admire (not necessarily related to your business).
  • Start by sharing your blogs, articles, promotional activities, any breaking news, quotes, etc., that you feel like sharing, is engaging, useful and that will help build your identity online. While linking to a blog or article, use a short link like bit.ly instead of the entire linked title.
  • In addition to sharing your own stuff, retweeting and sharing your follower’s blog, an industry expert’s content or any other fascinating work in relation to your business is highly advisable. This will not only help you gain followers but it will also give some new and useful content to your followers.
  • Reply to tweets sent to you while thanking those who retweet your tweets or share your link. This helps in building good online relationships. Remember a late thank you tweet is always better than sending none at all.
  • Use hash tags (#) wherever applicable to widen your conversation and viewers. However use them sensibly as too many hashtags can get annoying.
  • Do not sell all the time or write about routine things regularly.
  • Tweet regularly. One or two tweets every day is adequate. If you have more to share, then you can definitely tweet and share more. However you need to plan and space your tweets in such a scenario. Do not fall into the zone of tweeting today and then disappearing from Twitter for a week or two.
  • Stop thinking too much about followers. They will come while you tweet on a regular basis, find and share original content, ask questions, reply to others, listen to what people are saying and just enjoy yourself while building your identity and brand online.

There are many more tips that can help you build your niche in Twitter. However the above tips top my list. If you feel that there are some more top tips that can be added to the list, then do write it in the comment box. Twitter newbies, including me would love to know!

Why is My Blog Not Attracting Traffic?

Have you often wondered on why some blogs are being liked immensely by readers and shared a lot online? Are you pondering on why your blog is not able to generate traffic to your site, despite you putting in your best efforts?

Well, there are countless websites and millions of articles and blogs online. With so many thousands of articles and blogs written on similar topics, it becomes vital to be different and at the same time attract traffic to your site. If you are a relatively new blogger or an experienced blogger who is finding it difficult to pull free traffic to your site, then I recommend that you continue reading. Below give are some possible reasons that might be hampering your chances of drawing traffic to your site. See where you fit and subsequently make required changes to multiply your possibilities to be loved by Google.

Started Now

If you have started now, with just one or two articles/blog posts to your credit, then it is highly impossible to find thousands of people flocking to your site. In such a case it is actually not your mistake. Be patient but determined in your pursuit to reach your goal. You need to have a good number of useful blogs to your credit and build a good rapport with fellow bloggers and like-minded people to gain a regular flow of traffic to your site. Just continue working and you will definitely be on the road to success.

Infrequent Posting

Do you write when you feel like writing? Do you feel that you are not getting sufficient time to write? If you are nodding your head on both these counts, then you really need to pull up your socks. Take the time out and write regularly. Regularly can be twice, thrice, four or five times a week. Post your best articles on a regular basis, to build your set of loyal readers while also drawing a few more people to your site every week.

Uninteresting or Irrelevant Content

Readers come visiting your site in the hope of finding useful material. If you are not helping them solve their queries or you are writing irrelevant stuff or in a boring manner, then no amount of internet marketing or social media marketing tricks will keep you from going downhill. If you need some ideas on writing a good blog, then I recommend you check this post – ‘30 Inspiring Ideas to Develop Content for Your Blog’ by Jeff Bullas. It will definitely be of some help to you.

Poor SEO

You might have come across a number of articles and blogs dedicated to optimizing your content. This holds true if you want people to visit your site and read your blogs. If you have a highly optimized content, then Google and other search engine sites will automatically send visitors to your site, while ranking you high on their search engine pages. There are a lot many ways to optimize your content. However you can first start with using keywords and LSI words in your content and keyword/s in your Title tag. Also use keyword-focussed anchor link in your text and build strong SEO backlinks. Follow these basics and keep on adding a few more SEO link-building technique as you keep on working more.

Insufficient Distribution to Social Media and Social Bookmarking Sites

Posting your blog or article on your website is not going to draw high traffic to your site, if you are not taking sufficient steps to promote it. Unless you promote your content, people will not know that you or your site exists. In today’s day and time, social media plays an important role in getting your content known to millions of people online. Just use it, to attract even a fraction of it and see how you get a loyal set of readers. Post your article/blog and share it on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc. The more you share, the higher are the chances of your article/blog getting noticed and read by people. Remember, all of these are free ways of promoting your content. Do not throw away such wonderful opportunities.

Not writing a catchy headline, not being focussed enough, not engaging with fellow bloggers and even waiting in front of your PC in the hope of driving traffic are all hindrances to your effort of not being get traffic. Just work on these inadequacies and determinedly continue doing your work.

How to Reach Your Target Audience and Initial Customers in an Inexpensive Way

Are you a small business, freelancer or blogger who is looking to target your niche audience and get potential customers for your business? If so, then you really need to work hard to tap your customer base, attract traffic to your site and turn potential customers into your real client and all this within a hard-pressed budget.

The below given ideas will help you in reaching out to your target audience and getting your initial customers in an inexpensive and effectual way.

 Know Your Target Audience

One of the very first steps to reach your target audience is to know your audience. Questions like who are most likely to buy your service/product, people in which age bracket might be most interested in your service/product, which countries or states have high demand for your product/service, etc. are something that you should consider. Write down all such questions, research about them and answer them honestly. Once you determine your target audience, you can very well start on a definite plan to reach them.

Start Blogging

Create your own blog and regularly post and share meaningful, interesting and useful content. This is a great way to pull free traffic to your site. You can also guest blog to increase exposure about your work or business along with giving some useful material for your customers. However the key to blogging is to be consistent in terms of quality and quantity. If you are able to do so, then you can gain good amount of traffic to your site and without spending a dime.

Increase your Credibility

Customers look for a trusted service provider when searching for a product or service. As a newbie, it is essential to get that. But how do you go about achieving it when you are a newcomer? One of the best ways to create your brand credibility is by using the credibility of trusted and present brands. You can link your site with reputed websites. You can also email them and request for an advertisement space in their website or a mention of your website name, whenever they have something specific to say in relation to your business/niche. Besides this, making yourself contactable to people, replying back to queries or comments promptly, having an easy to use and professional looking website and the best of all, having great content on your site is vital, to enhance your credibility online.

Use WOM Marketing

There are numerous websites online with thousands working in your niche. To spread the word about your business, service or product, advertising is a must. Television and radio give instant exposure. Google AdWords is another great way to advertise. But these platforms need money. If you are a freelancer/new business having a tight budget or if you want to advertise in an inexpensive way, then do not keep mum. Word of mouth publicity is one of the easiest and free ways to advertise. Tell about your work and website to your friends, family, former and present teammates and even your employers and subtly tell them to spread the word. This will help with the initial promotion of your website, along with getting you some much needed feedback and even one or two local customers in return.

Social Networking Sites

Another very effective and popular method of advertisement is the net. The internet not only gives you a much wider audience but also stiff competition by your competitors. Be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Google +, use these free social circles and networking platforms to your benefit. Sign up with these sites for free, start liking, following, networking and conversing with like-minded people while advertising your service/product in both direct and indirect ways. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube offer some great advertisement strategies and within a small budget. You can use it to attract high traffic, expand your networking circle and develop long-lasting professional relationships with potential customers.

Email Marketing

‘The money lies in the list. You might have heard this line a number of times already. Email marketing is definitely a great way to reach potential customers. However for a new business, it is always difficult to get an email list. Now that does not mean that you buy a list. A bought list definitely gives you a number of people whom you can contact to; but your email might end up in the spam box, if people are not looking for your service/product in the very first place.

Go slow and steady by generating an email list instead. For a start, you can post your signup form on your homepage as well on the blog post which is generating regular high traffic to your site. You can also signup for an email list provider, create an opt-in form and then add to your site. Check your comments column. Gather emails of people who have written encouraging/negative feedback. These are emails that you can work on to start off with. Shoot off newsletters whenever you have something new to say or have an important updates to make and not otherwise.

Though there are a whole lot of other ideas that can help you reach your niche market, these are a few inexpensive ways of achieving that. Be nice and sweet to your customers, make a point to listen to their concerns, reply back whenever you have time and offer a discount for your loyal customers. This will not only strengthen your relationship with your existing customers and bring new customers through their referrals, but it will also make them feel appreciated and benefited by using your service.

If you feel that there are more such free and effectual ways to reach your target audience and pull customers to your site, then you are free to comment below. If you like this post, then also please do share it with your peeps!