How to reboot your brain after a stressful exam

Going through exams can be a tiring and stressful experience, no matter how good you are at your courses. The amount of time you spend preparing for the exam boils down to an hour or two in the classroom before the professor calls it a day.

While you may be shell-shocked from the stress and anxiety that came with the exam, you should be happy that it finally passed. The next logical step for anyone would be to reboot as fast as possible and continue with your routine, college, going home or whatever it may be.

Talking to someone close

What works for most college students is calling someone close as soon as they leave the classroom. Calling your parents, best friend or a significant other can immediately help you clear your mind when the exam is over. Your brain will need some time to “reboot”, so to speak, after the last couple of days you’ve spent going through notes and books related to the subject.

Don’t think about the results or anything exam-related; ask them how they are and maybe even if they want to meet up later to just talk about anything other than college. This can help you a huge deal because if you don’t talk to someone familiar, your brain will get tired very quickly and you’ll be unable to study for the rest of your exams.

Rewarding yourself

The best way to let your brain readjust and realize that the exam is over is by rewarding yourself. This can be anything from a symbolic ice-cream cone to sleeping through the rest of the day. Do anything that makes you relaxed and content that the exam is done with. Make sure that you prepare your reward beforehand if possible – knowing what’s waiting for you when you come out of the exam room will give you an extra incentive to do well.

Taking some time off

Depending on the current status of your semester, you should consider taking a day or two off. Working on nothing at all will help your brain recharge and prepare for more work down the line. You can do something relaxing like jogging, biking or just walking around the campus and resting in a park.

Taking regular breaks is just as important as working hard. If you neglect the rest your brain needs your risk becoming a workaholic or even worse – a burnout. Getting some help with your ongoing projects might not be a bad idea at this point – visit trust my paper writing service in order to get an idea of how an expert can help you write or edit your papers. No one wants to lose all of their energy in the middle of the exam period, so make sure that you take it seriously.

Watching a movie

Lying in bed and watching a simple cheesy movie can help you unwind and recharge. This works because of movies, like books or games, take us to a different world with a different set of rules. By transporting yourself to the world inside your TV screen, you can let your subconscious relax and prepare for the next day. Any movie that falls into your favorite genre can work. As long as you are enjoying yourself, the choice doesn’t really matter, because your brain will do most of its recharging during those two hours.

Going out with friends

Sometimes all we need is some socializing to get over an especially difficult exam. Call your friends from campus and see if they want to take a break and go out for drinks. This doesn’t mean that you should consume large quantities of alcohol however since it will numb you and make the next day terrible for you.

Try giving yourself some time off with friends and colleagues and talk about your shared campus experiences and what you will do once the exams are done. Having some laughs and sharing some stories will keep your brain preoccupied long enough to forget about exams for a couple of hours at least, making sure it reboots.

Thinking about it objectively                                           

When you put everything on paper, the exam that just passed has brought you one step closer to your college degree. You have been struggling for months and years and even though it seems like nothing is happening, the exams are your indicator that something actually is. Think about your exam in a more objective way rather than brooding over the results and stressing over whether or not you did well.

Whatever you did, you did – and it was the best you could have done with the amount of time you’ve spent preparing for it. Give your brain some time to readjust after the exam and wait for the results to arrive before calling it a failure. If it indeed turns out to be so, you will redo it and raise the grade, making all the stress meaningless in the long run. Don’t let one exam bring you down – you have your whole life ahead of you and college exams are only a small part of it.

Conclusion

Stressing over exams is completely normal if “normal” involves panicking over your future due to a single exam. Every college student is guilty of exam anxiety and everyone copes with it in their own way. There is no universal formula that can bring you out of college stress because that’s the part of what makes college so important.

If anyone could graduate college than you would see a lot more of your high school friends in universities. Unfortunately, not everyone is built for studying so much, so you should feel privileged and positive about the fact that you are preparing for your future in the best possible way, regardless of what one exam might make you feel like right now.

Blogging Your Way To Money?

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Blogging is now one of the main strategies in internet marketing. If you are running a small or a big internet business, blogging will help you improve your online presence that could bring more traffic to your site and possibly increase your chance to make more sales. So again, why go blogging? Blogging today is now one of the most effective ways of making some money online. In other words, it is not only cost less but also easy and effective. Just what a marketer needs!

Many affiliate marketers make a lot of money on the net using just one blog. You can easily add products, content to your blog and design it as you wish to your contentment. Now, if you already have a website, then it is imperative that you should add a blog into it. Blogging will help you bring more traffic to your website. You can choose to place your own links from your blog to the different pages of your site and it will drive visitors from your blog to your website and vice versa.

It is not so difficult to bring traffic to a blog. It is because of Search Engines most especially the King Google loves blogs as their content is always fresh. While posting some content to your blog, you can optimize it for the specific keywords to make it attractive to search engines. Though you got to be careful not to overstuff your blog with different products, promotions, and offers. Always remember that people are coming to your blog because they are looking for and not to be sold of any products or services. The goal is to interest your readers, make them like your blog and remember to revisit your blog.  If the readers see valuable information in your blog, it will be much easy for you to make some income out of it by promoting your business.

Aside from optimizing the blog, there is another great technique to get more visitors to your blog which is to exchange links with other sites. This is called backlinking and is one of the most popular traffic methods among bloggers. Essentially, exchanging the links with other bloggers means you are also exchanging traffic or audience with other blogs out there.  In order to do this,  you can send a message to the admin of a blog you want to exchange your link with or you can link out to the other site with a compliment or a nice review.  Don’t be afraid that your visitors may be clicking away from your blog — this is just part of the game. In exchanging links, you will get traffic from the other sites linked to you.

Don’t underestimate blogging. It may play a big role as you are promoting your own money making internet business and at the bottom line help you make quick money online.

Make blogging work for you!

Searching For Excellent Content?

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There are a lot of ways and places to source excellent content for your website or blog. And in some cases, you can get it all just for nothing at all.

Free content can be sourced out online. Of course, there are some compromises here. Sites like GoArticles and EzineArticles are known as article directories. They are in the business of providing or distributing well-written, instructive content which other webmasters can use for their sites.

Yes, the articles are just free for anybody who wants them but you must always remember that there is a requirement that if you display one on your website, you must also mention the article’s author and link to his or her website.

The bottom line is that free isn’t 100% free after all. And if you are planning to create goodwill and some following by building yourself as a well-informed expert in a niche market, it could put you in a bad light.

Of course, listing another author as the real source of a useful article on your blog means that you are in fact set that other person up as the real expert on your website.

At the same time, you are providing a good space for a competing guru with the crucial marketing gizmo which is a link to his or her website which could take your readers to what they are offering.

Personally, I am recommending that rather than getting your content from article directories, it would help your cause to produce your own articles. Another good way is to have articles written for you by somebody else. Aside from contracting somebody to work with your content, you can also deal with article brokers which you can easily find online.

I am talking here of private label articles or PLR which provide content that you can assert as your very own as all publishing and ownership rights to the article have been devolved to you by the author. In this case, rather than promoting somebody else as an expert, you can show your readers and prospective customers that you, yourself, are the expert on the topic.

As all rights are now under your hands, you have the liberty to use private label articles either as single articles or content on your blog. Another good usage is to build newsletters around the articles that you can send out to your subscribers.

With some informative and nice collection of articles, you can even produce your very own e-books which you can sell or give away to your readers as a gift. All of these purposes are applicable and smart ways to exploit private label articles and any of them will compel business to, not away from, your blog or website.

Planting Various Seeds At The Same Time

Just like a lot of smart farmers who know that they have to sow many seeds at the same time, wise internet marketers should adopt the same strategy.

To clearly illustrate this point, let me tell you my story. My e-commerce site made its first official sale in October of 2006 and finished 2008 with over $200,000 in revenues for the year. I am convinced that even if it is making money for me, I still have a lot of changes I wanted to do for the site. Nevertheless, that is a site that brings me a regular six figures of income. I got nothing to complain.

Looking back, while the site is doing well, there are a couple of things I’d really do another way if I could go back to two years ago when I started.

Today I’ll share one with you. If there is a single biggest blunder I made with my e-commerce site, it is the fact that I only started one.

I guess this isn’t really a mistake with the site itself, but it’s a mistake I made with my general internet income goals. Only starting one site had two major consequences:

1. I had all my plans, hopes, and dreams riding on one site. This set me up to be discouraged and frustrated when the site wasn’t making me rich overnight, even though it was growing steadily. You’ll always be discouraged if you attach your goals and dreams to a site that can never deliver what you want – at least not all by itself.

2. I moved too slowly. A big part of success online is just sitting around and waiting – waiting for links to index, waiting for domains to age, waiting for rankings to improve. While you’re waiting you can either obsess over each visitor to your site and each Adsense click you get, or you can start several other sites and get them on the same growth path as the first.

Think about it – would it make sense for a farmer to plant just one seed, and then sit and stare at it for months to make sure it grows?

Meanwhile, there’s a whole field of fertile soil being neglected and your competition is very much busy planting seeds all around you all the time.

Never let precious time pass without exploiting it fully. You’ll be elated because you’ll feel like you finally cracked the Google code; you’ve made it – you arrived. But then the site won’t make much. Maybe $3 to $5 per day…or maybe nothing.

But let’s say it does average $5 every day. Personally, I think a $5 per day site is something to be excited about when it’s part of a portfolio of ten similar earners. But if you invest 6 months into letting that one site ranked, and then another month or two watching it get to $5 per day, you’re going to be furious, and if you’re not then you should be.

Because in the same eight months you could have created ten or twenty – or even more – of those sites. And instead of making $100 per month online, you’d be making $1000 to $2000…or more (there are some newbies who earned more than $2,500 per month like it’s nothing).

Remember that $1,500 per month more than covers quite a few bills, doesn’t it? Heck, it can even pay off some debt if you want to. And will probably be the answer to your rent or the mortgage. Or…it could pay for a wonderful two-week family holiday every six months. Just imagine that!

By starting various earning sites, you have to be careful not to unnecessarily spreading yourself too thin. To avoid starting a bunch of sites and getting nowhere with them, here’s what I advise:

1. Find ten great keywords, buy the domains and start linking to them. Get them aging from day one.

2. Set up all ten domains on one hosting account. Go for a hosting company which is flexible enough and inexpensive. There are hosts that allowed you to link unlimited domains for less than eight dollars per month.

3. Install WordPress on all ten sites. Create one 300-500 word post (with a post title that contains your main keyword) for each site and publish it.

4. Get all 10 sites indexed by King Google. The fastest way to do that is to get a few links from other sites already in Google’s index.

So now you have ten sites set up, indexed by Google, and aging. What’s next? The next thing to do is build the one site with most potential to make money while waiting for others to age.

Choose the keyword with the most promise – the one with the least competition and the most profit potential. Once you’ve chosen your most promising keyword, aggressively build that site. Add ten pages of SEO-friendly content and start building links like crazy with the right anchor text.

After finishing the content on your first site, move on to another, write the content, begin building links and so on. After a few months, all ten sites will have content, some age in Google’s index, and lots of solid links.

Not long after your first site starts making a few dollars a day, the rest of your sites will catch up and you’ll be on your way to the passive internet income you’ve hoped for.

Therefore follow the path illuminated by the smart farmer…plant many seeds and get ready for the kind of harvest you always dreamed of.

The Right Blogger Mindset

Embarking a journey in blogging could prove to be richly rewarding and personally enriching most especially to successful bloggers. When we say successful – there are a lot of factors for that but generally speaking, it means that the blogger is making the good amount of money out of his or her blog. Now the question is: Are you ready to embark on a journey which will reward huge amounts of profits in times to come?

I’m happy you are. Without question, blogging has rewarded me handsomely for the past few months and I’ve been making thousands of dollars of passive income ever since I started to blog.

The good news is that we all can do it!

There are just 2 things needed. First, you must be committed to your own success because nobody will do it for you. Second, you must a strong belief in yourself and your abilities or even limitations. Everything can be done and your dream of success can come true.

Now, having said that, before you even start creating your blog, you must know what you want to blog about. For starters, it should be something that you really know like a hobby or interest so that you will have a lot of things to talk about. As you progressed in your blogging ability, you may expand your horizon gradually. Professional bloggers can take on any topic niche that they want but this is not advised for newcomers. Just take the little steps one at a time.  Well, just like a baby, by the time you can run, then it is time to run.

Here are two questions that you must answer before even contemplating your blogging journey:

1. What are the things that do you enjoy doing or passionate about?

2. What are the topics that you can talk or write on for hours without ever getting tired of?

It is only through identifying those things that you can assess your strengths and limitations. By doing so, you are preparing yourself mentally for the challenges ahead in blogging. Success in blogging can only be possible if it did with passion, commitment and focus. Unfortunately, there is no “one-click” shortcut to that dream. I should know because I walked on the same path you may be trudging right now.

The journey to successful blogging begins with small steps!

How You Can Make Money Through Blogging

Ten years ago, nobody could have predicted that blogging would be so popular today. In fact, the word blog in itself is an addition to the English dictionary and it speaks volume of the massive acceptance of its use and effectiveness. Blogs are effective methods to make money online. All you need to is write a straightforward article on the topic which could be informative, along with entertaining and most relevant ads on your web page or your blog. This may be a kind of passive advertising.  The reason for the popularity of making funds or money by way of blogging is its simplicity and quick accessibility. This really is the reason why a number of organizations are employing this as a marketing technique.

If you want to earn a decent amount of money via blogging and site-building then you definitely ought to conduct a suitable research about the key terms that happen to be popularly employed by many writers or bloggers. If you locate those specific keywords, there are actually a considerable volume of individuals who are searching for the exact term then you will need to pick that particular topic. You have to make it a point to use those search phrases within your blog to ensure that your website will have a chance to get into the first page of the search engine’s  final results when the keywords and phrases are searched. By the way, you’ll find a variety of online videos and books that may essentially guide you about this course of action.

Blogging is especially excellent for those who have a flavor or talent for writing. Nevertheless, it is possible to also outsource content articles for certain key phrases in the event you usually are not able to write on your own. Ensure that you simply consist of all of the positive points and elements in regards to the products in your content articles so that people are persuaded to at the least contemplate purchasing that particular merchandise. Even so, make sure that the content in your own blog page is hundred percent authentic so as to gain the trust of the readers. It is not easy to gain back trust once it is lost.

At the end of the day,  I hope you fully understand the great potential of blogging to make you  Earn Money Online. It is quite possible to make blogging as your vehicle to make your dreams come true!

Driving Traffic To Your Site

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There is no point of having a site or blog if it will just end without any traffic at all. When we say traffic we usually refer to our audience or clicks from the search engines or somewhere else. Of course, as bloggers or webmasters, we are always looking for ways to maximize our traffic potential. We can follow some proven techniques to have great results with the search engines which can give us the so-called organic traffic. Let us discuss here a very good process to drive traffic to your site.

Let’s start with the content by picking up a good subject. Of course, you can easily search online for good and hot topics. Other medium includes newsletters, competitors, books, magazines, and even the traditional newspapers which are still very much around. There is a need to research keywords related to your topic. Tip: always think about the keywords internet users will possibly be entering into the search engines and any variations. Then enlarge your vocabulary. The best resource you can use in this regard is available for free:

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordTool

You may go for some variations of words and phrases at this site in order to gauge the data available from the search engines most especially that of the last month. At the same, you can expect the bidding price for the keywords and phrases which can also be the important gauge. You must also look into the competition by using the search engines. You can easily study and analyze especially the top ten listed to see their sites and some features that may have been adopting. You can then adapt the techniques they are implementing so as to improve your own site.

After researching, it is time to begin producing the content. Guided by the keywords you choose, we have to write articles. Utilize the many variations that search engines are keen on to see in all websites and articles. Then add some affiliate links in the article in case you want to market your product and generate traffic for it.

Put up the web pages is the next step. Armed with the written content having the pertinent keywords and phrases, building the web pages is now imperative. You are now sure to gain more traffic based on your research. Always remember to mix some of the techniques and content you viewed on others’ site. Something that works for them can also work for you.

Don’t forget to use the keywords in the titles of the articles or web pages. And put key phrases for ALT tags on the site. Then add your article to a page on the site. For more good results, you got to add pictures of the product to attract the interest of your readers. Promote to them what you have to offer. You must get links from other sites. Use quality backlinks from sites with a high search engine ranking to increase your site’s PageRank as well as advance the traffic to your site.

After completing the first page, you can decide to build more now with some degree of confidence. Use the same technique from the original page as a template. You have been able to use the right methods on the first page by careful research so you can easily adapt the same techniques with the next challenges.

It is a common wisdom that if your site or blog is packed with attractive information, contents, images, and links, you have become a site Google will quickly index and rank. As time goes on, you can be sure of getting high rankings based on your hard work, dedication, and diligence.

You will see the traffic steadily coming to your website. As nothing is guaranteed, it may take some time for the search engines to see your site so there is a need to be patient and never give up!

How To Get More Comments For Your Blog

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All bloggers love people to post comments on their articles. Unfortunately, most blogs, most especially new ones, receive very few real comments from real people or nothing at all. Sure, everyone gets spam comments though.

I hope that with help from the tips presented below your blog will grow into a nice community of readers who interact by leaving you comments.

But first thing first, lets me tell you upfront that if your blog has no traffic there is no way you can have comments. That is just common sense, right? It’s kind of weird but some people could not draw the connection between these two factors.

With nobody reading your blog then expect nobody to leave comments either. Just because you post great articles does not automatically mean that people would be instantly reading and commenting your post. There is a need to actively promote your blog to the right audience.

However, please take note that in case you are not receiving any comments to your blog most likely it does not mean that your content is terrible or people hate you – it could be because you plainly don’t have sufficient traffic.

Now, when you do have some traffic and yet nobody cares to make any comment on your posts, there are good ways to Kindle or arouse people to make comments. Read on the tips below.

1. Write some articles related to blogging. You will certainly get the attention of other bloggers – bloggers love to make comments. This is one way for people to come to your blog and probably leave a comment or two.

2. At the end of your post, ask a question for readers to reply on.

3. Write about topics that have more chance to arouse like current events (ideas: politics, news, entertainment).

4. Be a little bit controversial with your posts. Express some tough opinions and most likely will either agree or argue with you.

5. Have patience and wait some time. There are times when you have no other choice but to wait until one person leaves a comment opening the gate for more viral discussion.

Last year, I lie low in responding to comments on my blog except if someone is asking me directly. At that, I think I was just a little bit lazy and busy working on other online projects. As a result, comments on my articles gradually dissipated.

I detected that usual commentators stopped their regular commenting and a lot of conversations on my blog ended abruptly.

This is really sad for a blog and I will tell you the cause behind this thing. It is called as Social Proof.

What is Social Proof? It is when humans take some action or make a choice based mainly on seeing other people doing it first. It is more like an “implied recommendation.” When others do it – it should be good!

Compare it to a group of people all looking up at something in the sky at the same time. Without knowing why you are also drawn to turn your head skywards and see what all the commotion is about.

When first-time readers of your blog see other people making various comments most likely they will think that there is something precious at your blog and will bookmark or subscribe to it and make a comment.

Sure, this is definitely good for your blog’s traffic – a proven social proof in action.

I am very mindful of always actively participating in comment conversations at my blog and accordingly my readership was growing tremendously. Before that strong awareness, I stopped and I noticed I hit a dark hole and my blog failed to grow quite as well as it should be.

I know of one blogger who has a rule she always followed to the letter. She responds to all the comments readers are leaving on her blog. Consequently, she successfully developed an ever-growing community around her blog and her traffic ballooned in just a short span of time.

Do not forget that comments on your articles are essential for your blog’s success so take the time to respond to them.

So what’s holding you back from making a comment below this post?

Four Familiar Mistakes Bloggers Commit

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Mistake 1: Stop Thinking So Hard And Get Some Content Up!

Most people start strong, and then the frequency of posts suddenly begins to taper off.  And let’s face it, who hasn’t been in that position before?

It’s not easy to post new content every single day and a lot of marketers hold part-time or even full-time jobs while they’re building their business. With that said…

A blog without content is like a sports car without gas. It might be pretty, but it’s not going anywhere till you “fill er up!”

What’s the big deal? We’ll tell you what the big deal is: If you don’t update your blog daily, weekly, or bi-weekly you can’t expect people to stick around – they just won’t.

Mistake 2: It’s Like Being A Traffic Cop In A “Ghost Town”

This is another common problem. You have a wonderful blog, but you’re in desperate need of content and web traffic. And that’s probably the second biggest “mistake” in online marketing — not driving traffic to your website.

Face it, the whole “Field Of Dreams”, build it and they will come mentality doesn’t work in Internet Marketing. You must build “it” then promote the heck out of it. How?

It’s easy. Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, or even Better Networker are easy to use. And it’s just as easy to pick up basic SEO skills too. Obviously, there’s PPC, Joint Ventures, and even paid to advertise if you want to kick things up a notch – but you can start small.

Mistake 3: Form An Alliance Or Get Voted Off By Your “Housemates”

You need to get out there and build your “tribe” or network. It won’t take you long to build a loyal following with your skills. You just need to get started.

First, you make some friends. Next, you share their content on Twitter, Facebook, and Better Networker. Then you link to their sites from your blog. It’s simple really, you help them get web traffic and they will help you – it’s that easy.

Network Marketing online is a little like the reality show Big Brother. You need to form an alliance – a small tribe of friends – or get voted off the house!

Before long you’ll have a network of dozens of bloggers commenting on your site every time you post something new.

Mistake 4: Making Your Opt-In Form Look Like A Legal Contract

We’ve seen a lot of nice opt-in forms but there’s one problem – it’s too hard to read. Yeah, we know this might sound like we’re nit-picking like your grandmother.

If people can’t read the text on your opt-in form or website they will not even in a million years opt-in to your mailing list, join your team, or buy from you. In fact, you should probably write this down and memorize it as this is very vital to your online success.

Blog Marketing For Money

Blog marketing is something that most everyone is working on that owns a web log. You are generally going to find that many of them are blogging for cash but many are not making even a dime. The numbers truly vary and rely on just what you are looking at. In the event that you are looking for a home business that is composed of blog marketing, then you would be blogging and site-building for cash. On the other hand, should you simply possess a web log that you simply use to create your thoughts and log more or less, you are most likely not blogging for profit. Everybody blogs for a distinct reason.

Blog marketing to help make money indicates that you’re simply blogging for a return. If you are going to make an amount of money that will add up to become anything at all, you need to always be patient, and consistent. To do so right now there are several items in addition to approaches and resources that you ought to understand and recognize how to use. Keep reading for more.

Although the good material is some thing that you will require for your own web log in order to help make a profit, you also want to ensure that it will be original written content as well. You can market a web site with something that is replicated and that you don’t own the rights. Plagiarism will get you in trouble with the search engines as well as the person that originally wrote the content. Be certain that all of your articles are ones that just you own the rights too. This is a great thing to know and does whenever you are advertising your weblog to help make a profit. Content often is the answer to successful internet marketing recently.

Tracking is an additional part of blog marketing for money and it so important. You want to be in a position to monitor your website visitors and clickers and understand where these people are coming from. You need to be able to tell just what keywords they searched on to find your web log and exactly where they did their searching. Doing this will help take out all of the guess work when it comes to blog marketing and generating money while blogging and site-building. You may need to know exactly what keyword phrases are working, and which are not. So you will know which keywords and phrases to use more of and which ones to drop.

An additional thing which is crucial when you are blog marketing for money is to find additional web sites and blogs that are in the exact same marketplace as yours, yet not in immediate competition with you to trade links with. That will certainly help you out a good deal as well, especially in the event that you could get some very good trades with high authority web sites. The higher the pr of your link exchange, the better for your blog. Google and the other search engines will recognize your link exchanges, and the more the better in this case.

Blog marketing for cash can be accomplished. You just simply have to understand what is effective and what does not. It is genuinely a trial and error basis. If you believe you may know of a new approach to promoting your blog the most effectively, try it! You just can’t say for sure when it will work for you right up until you do. After that when you find something that works and works well, consider making it into an ebook and promote it like hell. You’ll have the know-how, it’s simply a matter of implementing it.