Saturday, December 30, 2017

My Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How have you been? It is that time of the year when we look back at the year that has passed and we look forward to the year that is knocking at the door. 2017 is coming to an end and 2018 is a day away! What do you do at this point in time? Well, most of us make new year’s resolutions. Don’t we?

Have you made your new year’s resolution yet? What are they? Do write in your comments. I would love to read them, seriously.

Now, I have also made some resolutions for 2018 and I am going to get these done this time. In this post today, I am going to talk about my Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for the year 2018 and I hope you can get inspired by this list and make some of your own if you have not done so yet.

New Year's resolutions are actually the most notorious ones as historically, it is proved that we cannot or do not achieve most of what we resolute to accomplish. The real reason behind that is most of our resolutions or goals for the coming year, are not SMARTSpecific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic & Time-Bound. I am going to write the resolutions here so that they become SMART – well, I will give my best!

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Before starting the list, you need to understand that these goals or resolutions are taken as a freelancer and these are not necessarily going to be personal. These are for my business and are hence skewed towards growth and success in freelancing or my online entrepreneurship.

With that in the back of your mind, let’s start the list, this time in proper order.

#1. Fix the Sources of Income

I am going to fix the Seven Sources of Income and work ONLY towards earning from those. There can be addition or deletion of one or two in the process, but there would be minimum seven sources of income on which I will be concentrating on, this year. I will make a list of these sources of earning money online and put in right effort to boost each one of them, actively. This should be done by the first week of January.

#2. Concentrate on Passive Sources of Income

The sources of income as listed earlier would be a mix of active and passive sources. However, the focus would be on developing the passive sources more than the active sources. When I talk about passive sources, I have my blogs, YouTube channels, online courses, eBooks and affiliate marketing, in mind. The last one is something I want to learn and devote more time to. I am quite hopeful that by the end of the first half of the year, I will be in a good place with multiple products on each of the passive working heads (eBooks, Online Courses etc.) and regular updates on the systematic ones (Blogs & YouTube Channels).

#3. Make a Routine

I will make a weekly routine where I will designate days and time of the week in handling various things – like which blog post to write and publish on which day etc. I need this routine to accommodate everything that I do and not miss on anything as I pass the days in the coming year. Now, this routine should be ready and in place by the end of January. I will surely create this and share with you all. The importance of having a weekly routine is huge! I am sure you would already know about it.

#4. Collaborate

In 2018, I will look to collaborate with other freelancers or entrepreneurs in the business – like bloggers and YouTubers. I have learned lately that the power of collaboration is immense in a life of a freelancer. We spend most of our time working alone or in a silo, as they say in the corporate language. But I know now that innovative and strategic collaboration can bring in more profits to your business online or even offline, for that matter. So, I look to work on at least 5 collaboration projects in the coming year.

#5. Stop Procrastinating

I will not push the work to tomorrow! No more procrastinating. Well, I clearly understand that it is not possible every time to finish everything on your plate before you close the shutters for the day, but then it is very important to prioritize your work and get through what you have to do in quick time. I have talked about exactly this in my first Online Course, POWER Freelancing. You can access those here:
Udemy: (Use this Coupon link for 92% Discount)
POWER Freelancing

Skillshare: (Join using this link and get 2 months FREE Subscription)
POWER Freelancing - Productivity Hacks and Time Management System for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.

#6. Learn a new Tech Skill

I am going to learn one new tech skill in this year. At least one and the top one on my list right now is Game Development with Unity. I really love this world of gaming and game development and mobile tech is something I am trying to lay my hands on for a long time. I guess Unity will help me in realizing my dreams. This year, 2018 is going to be the year of Unity. I should be able to create a full-fledged game by the half-year mark and another one by the year-end. That makes two games in the next year.

#7. Learn Piano

Well, you must be wondering how this resolution can have a place on this list where I mentioned specifically that I am going to talk about my freelancing goals. The thing is, I look at this as a source of de-stressing yourself and unwind. Music is the love of my life and it has always been. I have a Yamaha Portable Keyboard with me since like more than a decade and I have not learned much yet. This year, I am going to put enough effort into learning the keyboard as well.

#8. Read More Books

Well, reading books is the thing that every freelancer should do – irrespective of the level in which he is at present or the income. Books are the best friends of every freelancer. I have been providing links to a lot of books in this post which you can check and get the ones you want to read, or you can start with the ones you already have, but do read – as much as possible. Here is a small list of top 5 books that I want to read in 2018. I have already bought a few of them and I will read those first. Check these out on Amazon.in and based on your intentions, take your pick:

#9. Get in Shape

This is something I must do in 2018. I must get in proper shape – both physically and mentally. With time passing by and getting added to the age column on my resume, I guess it is high time that I focus on mental and physical health. For physical health, I am looking to go for some free-hand exercises, which I learned from YouTube and also, a little bit of Yogasana. And for mental health, I am concentrating on Meditation. Meditation is the way forward. And I am going to do these irrespective of my professional growth as an online entrepreneurship.

#10. Reduce Stress

The last thing that gets a place in my top 10 New Year’s Resolutions list is my motion towards reducing overall stress. I need to conquer my worries as you all need to do and as Dale Carnegie says, learn how to stop worrying and start living. This is another primary goal for 2018.

What do you think? Will I be able to achieve all of these in 2018? Well, I do not know myself but one thing that I know is that I will definitely give my best shot at these. Remember, these are only the top 10 new year’s resolutions and not all that I have. I will save the rest to discuss in details in my next posts and videos on YouTube.  


Do write to me and let me know how you liked this post. You can very well use the comment section below to do so as well. This post is going to be the last for the year 2017. I hope you enjoyed reading my articles as much as I did writing them. I will bring to you more such informative, inspiring and motivating articles in 2018 – that goes without saying, is my biggest new year’s resolution.


Happy New Year wishes to all of you out there. 
All the best for 2018!

Cheers!

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Top 10 Gadgets Under ₹1000 on Amazon.in | Holiday Gift Ideas

Namaste friends and freelancers!

I wish you all Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2018. Yes, the year 2017 has come to an end and shortly we are moving on to 2018 – the new year – the year that counts! I wish you have a great year too and may you get all that you deserve, in 2018.

The holiday season is going on and we always find ourselves looking for new gifting ideas. Gadgets are something that we love to buy and gift too. When someone gets a gadget as a gift, the happiness of receiving a gift increases by many folds. This is why, I am here today with gift ideas for this holiday season and yes, all the items that I am going to share here are electronic gadgets which will be loved by the receiver. 

It doesn’t stop there. If you want to gift yourself and pamper yourself on reaching some milestone in your business or anywhere in life, these can be perfect for you too. Easy picks, I would say – where you do not have to think much before gifting any of these to yourself. Get to the end of the list for some amazing products which are comparatively new in the Indian market, but are mind-blowing concepts.

And the best part about all these gadgets is that they all cost less than ₹1000 at present. So, these gifts are not going to hurt your budget as well. So, let’s look into the list that I have prepared after researching on Amazon.in. The links here are my affiliate links, so feel free to click on these to make your purchase. It will help my blog and the cause too.

Note: The items are not listed in any specific order. Please ensure you read the reviews and Q&A on Amazon.in before you purchase. The decision is entirely your own!

#1. Sennheiser HD 180 Over-Ear Headphones

Sennheiser is a reputed brand and is one of the bests when it comes to audio output quality from any of its devices. I have been using Sennheiser headphones for a long time and the current one that I am wearing while writing this post is also from Sennheiser. Sennheiser HD 180 is an over the ear headphone which will cover your ears and detach you from the surroundings. It has good noise cancellation. You can connect this and use it along with your desktop, laptop, tablets and even mobile phones using its 3.5mm connector. It is an entry level headphone and it will surely meet your needs if you are looking for something fabulous while it is cheap as well. Perfect for a branded gift! 

Check it out and write your comments if you liked or even purchased these Sennheiser headphones.
Second on my list are these Waterproof Bluetooth speakers. These are small Bluetooth connected speakers which you can carry as you move. This will be perfect for those who want to play music on the go from their mobile phones or laptops while connecting it to the speakers through Bluetooth. These are very small speakers as you can see in the images on Amazon. The highlight of this product is being waterproof and hence, you can take it along with you into the shower as well. It is something weird to our parents for sure, but for the music freak, this product can be mind-blowing! And if you have a phone (Samsung phones normally have this technology inbuilt) with NFC (or Near Field Communication) feature, you can use this speaker too, to connect wirelessly. 

I am sure this is a love at first sight gadget to be gifted to someone you know will use it to the fullest. Check it out NOW!
High-speed data transfer through USB 3.0 and you can use it as an OTG as well. Isn’t that a charm for someone using pen drives to take movies from the computer and connect that to the TV to watch them? Or even use it as an On-The-Go (or OTG) USB drive? The 32 GB storage makes it a great travel companion. Let me tell you this will work awesome for anyone who likes to carry entertainment data with him or her and use that along with mobile gadgets all the time. 

SanDisk is a renowned brand and everyone loves their products. There are over 1500 reviews of this item on Amazon as well. Feel free to check those before you buy this product.
Thousands of people have bought this power bank and have reviewed it on Amazon. It is a 10 thousand mili-ampere-hour power bank which is big enough to charge a 3000mAH mobile battery which is the average capacity of today’s mobile phones. In short, much more than enough. 

The price of this gadget is also less than ₹1000 and it makes a perfect gift for someone who is always on the phone. Can you think of any of your friends who is engulfed in his or her mobile phone 24/7? Well, this could be the best gift for such souls. Just imagine the smile on the face when this power bank will be received as a gift! Impeccable!

Ambrane 10,000 mAH Powerbank


Next in the list is another headphone, but this time it is the In-Ear type, where there are earbuds that go inside your ear and brings in effective noise cancellation. I am sure you have used this kind of earphones earlier as well, as most of the mobile phones used to give one like these as an added accessory. Now, they have stopped for some unknown reasons – or maybe showing cost-cutting as an excuse.

Anyways, this is one of the most used earphones on Amazon. You can see the number of reviews it has! A high number of reviews with high rating makes it the perfect choice for a gift in this holiday season. You can also take advantage of the 1000+ Questions answered by the buyers and sellers, before making your choice.
Well, everyone knows about JioFi device – don’t you? I am sure you do or at least, you have heard about it. Since Jio is most favorite among Indian customers, at least the rural population, JioFi is also making its mark in the market. It is nothing but a 4G internet hotspot that lets you connect multiple devices and enjoy 4G speed internet through local Wi-Fi. Using this device you can connect your 2G or 3G smartphones and enjoy 4G speeds on them as well. 

So, if you know someone who is staying in rural India or places where broadband is not available or they do not have a 4G phone with them, then this device would be very handy, I am sure. Check out the specifications and reviews before ordering. It is currently marked as Amazon Choice on their website.
Here are one more Bluetooth speakers, but it is not the same as others too. Zoook, a comparatively new brand in the Indian market has made his presence felt with these low-budget but absolute awesome sound producing speakers. Even though it is a Bluetooth speaker, you can still connect a USB drive or an SD Card and even aux cable to play music on it. This makes this speaker set different and most wanted too.

Zoook is a craze in the new Indian market and buyers are talking high about their products. Take a look at the other products that they have as well; however, only this one that I list here is below ₹1000, with all the features in it. Perfect for a gift this holiday season.
If you thought that this list has only headphones and speakers in it and nothing else, well think again. Here I am with the in the thing, in this holiday season – Virtual Reality headsets. The ANT VR Headset is a craze among the new age mobile gamers and entertainment seekers who rely on Virtual Reality based products. It is compatible with most mobile phones in the market and can support phones with screen sizes from 4.5 to 6 inches as well. If you use reading glasses and need them while viewing games and videos on your phone, you can get this too. ANT VR Headset can be used along with your regular reading glasses as well. So, no worries on that front.

This could be a very different gift that one might have received and this too, is for less than ₹1000 – it is must have! If you want to get this for yourself or for someone who you think can use this item well, then it is all yours. Let me know if you in your comments if you actually bought this product and for whom.

#9. Clip-On Lens For Mobile Camera

Victsing 3 In 1 Clip-On Lens Kit For Mobile Camera, 180 Degree Fisheye Lens,10X Macro Lens, 0.65X Wide Angle Lens

Well, on the list next is something which is very new in the Indian market and is already available on Amazon.in for purchase. A clip-on lens for your mobile phone. Yes! Now, you can actually shoot wide angle pictures or videos on your very own mobile phone using this add-on lens which you can easily mount on your mobile phone using the clip that it has. Just put the clip on to fix it properly on your mobile phone, align the fisheye lens with the camera lens of your phone and you are ready to shoot awesome DSLR like images. 

Isn’t this cool enough? Cool for you? Do you think you can make good use of this product? Or you have someone in mind who you think can make better use of this gadget? Do write your comments and let me know.

Clip-On Lens

Let’s move on to the last electronic gadget for less than ₹1000, that I have for you today.
Now, this is a product that I find very useful for all the various kinds of devices that I have and use on a regular basis. It is a 4 in 1 On-The-Go Card Reader. If we say it is a mere card reader, then it will not do proper justice. It is a little more than that, of course. This device lets you connect various products and transfer your data from one to the other. The full name of this device as listed on Amazon.in is “Mobizmo 4 in 1 OTG Card Reader Four ports: lightning + Type C + Micro USB + USB Card reader - Like Iflash, Idisk for iPhone, iPad, Micro USB, SDHC lightning flash drive.” This device has four connectivity options - Lightning connector is for iOS devices; Micro USB connector is for Android devices; USB connector is for computers/Macs; Type-C connector is for Type-C devices. This is the feature that makes it different from the rest of the lot.

Also, it is compatible with most of the smartphones and tablets and you can obviously use it with your computer. So, this makes a perfect piece of the puzzle for those, who switch between various devices and need to transfer data from one another very frequently. I find this very useful; how about you? Take a look.

4 In 1 - OTG USB Card Reader

Now, this brings us to the end of this list of Top 10 gadgets under ₹1000 available on Amazon.in which can be perfect for gifting to your near and dear ones, in this holiday season. Please do let me know in your comments how you liked it.

My research was confined to Amazon.in as I get the best products there and I buy almost everything online from Amazon. You may find these items on other websites as well if you want to compare. You are obviously free to do so. I will be probably making a video on this topic and if I do so, I will post it here in this space. So, keep an eye here and my YouTube channel as well.

With this, let me wish you again and pray that we all move into 2018 with a happy heart and soul. 2018 will be the year to conquer. All the best for your business. Thanks for reading. 

Cheers & Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How to Earn on SkillShare?

Namaste friends & freelancers,

A millionaire in today’s world has 7 sources of income. At least 7 sources of income. How many do you have?

Well, this question is not to demotivate you from anything that you are doing. I started my previous post with the same sentence and here I am with it again. Why?

That’s because I want to tell you that we need to diversify and try out different modes or sources which we can earn from. I want you to concentrate on passive sources of income as well, along with the active sources that you are busy with. And today, in that quest, I am here with one more avenue – SkillShare.

Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class.

This is what they have written on their website, about themselves. This is quite commendable. To add to this, they have the support of the statistics as well. As per the numbers on their website, Skillshare has more than 3 Million students with them who can access over 18,000 classes. An online course in Skillshare is called a class and individual video lectures are called lessons. So, what you can enroll to is a class and you will have multiple lessons in each class. The numbers clearly show that SkillShare is big enough to be not ignored. This is why I am trying to feature this on the blog.

The number of classes on SkillShare is seriously increasing every day and more and more online course instructors are registering as teachers on SkillShare. And those who are selling their courses on SkillShare are earning money as well – in more amounts than that you can actually think of.

Currently, as per their website, they have paid over M$5 to their teachers, cumulative! That’s 5 Million US Dollars! And that’s a big number, guys. Don’t you want to get a piece of that pie? Well, I am not too sure about what you want, but I certainly do want to try it out and hence, I have dipped my toe to taste the waters before I jump in full-fledged. How? I will tell you…

You already know about my Course on Udemy on Productivity and Time Management. I have had the same course uploaded and published on SkillShare as well – almost the same time when I published it on Udemy. You can check it out using the following links:
Udemy ($10 Coupon Code Added): 
Freelancing Masterclass: POWER Freelancing
https://www.udemy.com/freelancing-masterclass-power-freelancing/?couponCode=POWER10

Skillshare (Join using this link and get 2 months FREE Subscription): 
POWER Freelancing - Productivity Hacks and Time Management System for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs.
Premium: http://skl.sh/2uqrL8g
FREE: http://skl.sh/2woAVEj

I just published that course on SkillShare and didn’t do much, apart from sharing it with my friends and family over Facebook. I have actually got a few payments from SkillShare since then and that’s awesome, I think. THANK YOU SKILLSHARE.

Now, I want to dip my toe some more and try it out more passionately. This is the message I have in this post for you as well. Check it out and if you think it matches with what you want to do, hop on the bus and let’s take the ride together.

Yesterday, I have published my second course on SkillShare, which is on the same topic: How to Start on SkillShare as a Teacher or Instructor of Online Courses. Please feel free to click on the link and check that out as well. I am sure you will get a lot of ideas about how to go about it. And then, there is this element of earning through SkillShare as well. You can alternatively use these links:
PREMIUM: http://skl.sh/2ygZSkY
FREE: http://skl.sh/2nViVkY

I have tried to talk about how you can get ready for that short crash course. It is fast and concise. I have tried to quickly go through the initial concepts that you might need to get started. So, check it out on SkillShare. If not, you can also find the content on my YouTube channel, which is also FREE to ACCESS. Here is an embedded link to that course.


I hope you liked the concept of SkillShare and you will also get inspired to start on your own. If you do, please use this link below to register and you can avail 2 months of FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP.
https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/tanmoydas

Cheers!

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Saturday, December 02, 2017

PLR And White Label Licensing for Courses

Namaste friends and freelancers,

How have you been? I hope you are doing good. I just published a photo on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page as well, which says that an average millionaire has 7 sources of income. How many do you have? Think about it! I will be doing one video soon on various income sources – both active and passive that one can do as an Indian freelancer, or as an online freelancer in India. Do check out my YouTube channel for that.

Today, in this post, I am actually going to talk on this very topic. I have recently found another passive source of income which one can use to earn some extra bucks from wherever he is – be it in India or in some other country. What is it?

This time I am not talking about creating courses on Udemy or some other online course marketplace. But I am talking about reselling Udemy courses. Reselling Udemy courses which are offered as PLR Courses. You can sell these courses as your own. Really, you are reading right! This post is dedicated to that. Interesting? So, let’s get going.

Before I told you, did you know that you can not only buy online courses as a student but also to resell them as your own? Some instructors offer PLR courses that they license to other online marketers to resell and keep 100% revenue. PLR stands for Private Label Rights.

The way PLR works is after you buy/license the courses, you get the online course content to upload to your website or to be hosted on Teachable or Thinkfic. Once you’ve uploaded the course content, you are able to sell the courses to other people online. Under the PLR licensing, the reseller usually keeps 100% of the revenue they generate for the lifetime of the course.



This is better than selling courses as an affiliate because as an affiliate, you only keep 40% of your revenue, and you are stuck with the Udemy $10 course price model. But if you sell courses from your website, you can sell courses for much higher prices and keep 100% of the revenue.

Also, if you license the courses, you don’t have to spend time creating the courses. Some people take weeks or months creating courses, and you can get the course to resell the very same day after you buy it.

So, what do you think? Did you like the idea? Do let me know in your comments. If you have experienced selling PLR Courses, do let me and all my readers know. I would be all ears.

Cheers!


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