In the online world of today, its essential to have quality content on your blog, website, social media profiles and more. However, developing quality content can be costly. There are ways in which you can get better quality content without breaking the bank. Use these tips to get more content at a higher quality for less money.
Offer Regular Work
Freelance content writers have to juggle varying deadlines, payment schedules, and their own budgets. If you can offer work every week and guarantee it, your writer may be prepared to accept a lower rate. They’re also far more likely to be available to complete your projects when they can schedule space for it in their regular weekly or monthly schedule.
Offer Regular Payments
Again, freelance content writers have their own bills to pay. Regular payments such as weekly or monthly deposits can be very attractive to some writers. If they know they can rely on your payments, they may offer a discount on their normal rate. Continue reading “How to get Quality Content without breaking the bank”
Shipping overseas is incredibly expensive, which is why many small businesses don’t do business across the pond. In addition to cost, there’s also the general hassle; the customs forms, the difficulty of saving foreign addresses in some databases, and simply having to go to the carriers site can cause a headache. The good news? For motivated business owners, there are ways to make shipping overseas easier.
First, you cant be afraid to ask for a discount. No matter what the carriers website might say (unless its the US Postal Service), those shipping fees aren’t set in stone. For example, FedEx offers a flat 15 percent discount just for signing up for an account. There are many hidden discounts out there, so don’t be shy about asking about them.
Here are a few more ways to save on shipping.
Get to High Volume Status
Those big stores like Wal-Mart can offer free shipping to customers because they ship so much stuff. Most carriers offer a high volume discount, which can vary from carrier to carrier. If your business is already there, this is the ultimate way to save money. Comparison shop and see which carriers offer the biggest discounts. Continue reading “How Businesses can Save Money on Shipping”
If you are in business today it is almost certain that much of your day to day operations are reliant on a suite of software applications that are essential to every aspect of its smooth running.
Depending on your area of operations, it might well be the case that at the heart of your business there is a customised or even fully bespoke IT system that fulfils your unique requirements. Whatever the case may be, it is now essential to safeguard your software as much as it is any other asset.
Any commercial concern needs to be constantly aware of developments in its field of operations and toady that can mean keeping up to date with new versions of software. Whether it is for reasons of security or operational enhancements, most system providers release regular updates and upgrades to address problems that emerge.
Depending on the type of software of the arrangement you have with the provider, these kinds of updates can often be free to use, so it is important to make sure that any software your company uses is the very latest version that is available to you. Continue reading “How to Safeguard Essential Business software systems”