I had this idea for a web service. I’ve hired a programmer through Reddit. I did few mistakes managing this project, and ended up paying him $960 and getting nothing in return. I’m posting this as a ‘Note to self’, hoping I won’t repeat those mistakes again. To be fair, I asked (neutrino) to tell our story from his point of view, and this is how he saw it.
If you’re reading this then it means you’re considering using, or at the very least know of, the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. So far it has taken the internet by storm, starting with Double Fine’s Kickstarter project for a point and click adventure (which got $3,336,371 in funding), followed by other famous developers who got their projects funded as well, such as Obsidian Entertainment and Lord British, aka Richard Garriott.
Fundraising (or fund raising) means soliciting and gathering voluntary contributions (in the form of money or other resources), by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, or charitable / governmental entities. Fundraising mainly refers to gathering money for non-profit organizations, but it can be also used to refer to the identification and solicitation of investors or other sources of capital for for-profit enterprises.
Individuals looking for fundraising have to rely on their own wits and the support of friends and family members in the beginning, before they land a generous donor or investor. Kathryn P., a veteran writer working for GoGetFunding.com compiled her 10 most effective tips for individual fundraisers to get maximum results.
I assume if you’re reading this, then you own a business or are considering starting one. You may be uncertain about many things, but that’s ok. There are plenty of examples to follow from the many blunders and botches of major corporations. Here below, I list 3 deadly sins that any business should be aware of, and work hard not to repeat.
Have you ever thought about the life cycle of a building? In olden times, designers used paper and pencil to create drawings, but this modern generation employs sophisticated, sleek and super-fast computers to do the same work more accurately and efficiently. Computers use Computer Aided Design, in short CAD, as a designing tool to produce different models or designs of various products or infrastructures. Different types of CAD Drafting are available to serve different purposes, depending upon the degree of complexity.
Often, the most convenient vacation option is the one that involves the least hassle. Sure, it can be tempting to fly off to an exotic destination, and every now and then it’s perfectly manageable. But for your average weekend getaway, flights are simply too much to worry about. Opting for a quick road trip to an attractive nearby destination can often be the perfect solution, as it helps you to avoid the time, expenses, and potential hassles of flights. However, driving to a destination isn’t always without hassle itself. Here are five helpful tips for making such a vacation run smoothly and enjoyably.
For consumers, customer service has long been a dreaded process involving long waits, recorded messages and grumpy customer services reps. Companies could get away with shoddy support until word of mouth spread enough to force an improvement. With the advent of social media, however, consumers have leveled the playing field in the struggle for support. Today’s users engage in social care. Social media provides highly populated public platforms to share customer service complaints, and customers who have had bad experiences aren’t shy about sharing it.
Not all interns turn out to be good interns. Certain specific people either possess or learn to develop those essential ‘good intern’ qualities which will hold them in good stead in the job market. Here are 10 of those very qualities.
- The quality of listening is much valued.
A lot of people don’t know how to listen without interrupting or trying to show they know it all. An intern who can listen without argument is pure gold.
- The quality of being unobtrusive when not needed is another prized quality in interns.
No one likes an intern who’s constantly in other people’s faces. If you can efface yourself and observe silently, you’ll learn more and ensure that you don’t get in people’s way.
With the stiff competition over the internet, it has become a necessity for webmasters to implement the marketing strategies which can make their website and hence, business more visible. In the past few years, conversion optimization has become one of the most effective marketing technique to increase the conversion rate through the website. Before, we can understand why it is required for an eCommerce business, it is imperative to understand what conversion optimization is.
For its sheer number of tourist-attractions, Orlando is a vacation destination that features on the to-visit list on many seasoned vacationers. It plays host to as many as 48 million tourists every year visiting its world renowned attractions, such as the Kennedy Space Centre, Walt Disney, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios. The huge range of sights makes it difficult to plan your holiday while deciding which places you want to visit in Orlando.