4 Strategies to Become a Transformative Educator

When you are assigned a class and students arrive, do you view yourself as a teacher, instructor, or educator? Is your role a function, one which completes tasks and responsibilities, or do you aspire to accomplish more with your students? Do you consider the instructional strategies you use now to be transformative in some manner, or would you like to somehow transform the students you teach?

A person enters the field of education as a profession, either full-time in a traditional academic institution or as an adjunct (or part time) instructor. A traditional full-time professor may likely be responsible for conducting research, teaching, and publishing scholarly work. An adjunct instructor may teach in a community college, traditional college, or an online school. When someone teaches students within the field of higher education, he or she may be called a facilitator, instructor, or professor. This is important as you won’t find a job title with the word educator in it.

Does this mean that everyone who is a teacher, professor, instructor, faculty member, or adjunct, is also an educator? What I have learned through my work in higher education is that everyone who is in one of these roles is doing their best to teach and guide a learning process, whether they are involved in undergraduate or graduate degree courses. However, someone who considers themselves to be an educator is a person who goes beyond the role of teaching and seeks to lead a transformational learning process. I have learned myself that becoming an educator is not an automatic process. It takes time, practice, and dedication to become an engaging and transformative educator.

A Basic Definition of a Teacher

Teaching is generally associated with traditional, primary education. Classes at this level are teacher-led and children as students are taught what and how to learn. The teacher is the expert and directs the learning process. A teacher is someone highly trained and works to engage the minds of his or her students. This style of teacher-led instruction continues into higher education, specifically traditional college classrooms. The teacher still stands at the front and center of the class delivering information, and students are used to this format because of their experience in primary education. The instructor disseminates knowledge through a lecture, and students will study to pass the required examinations or complete other required learning activities.

Within higher education, teachers may be called instructors and they are hired as subject matter experts with advanced content or subject matter expertise. The job requirements usually include holding a specific number of degree hours in the subject being taught. Teachers may also be called professors in traditional universities, and those positions require a terminal degree with additional research requirements. For all of these roles, teaching is meant to signify someone who is guiding the learning process by directing, telling, and instructing students. The instructor or professor is in charge, and the students must comply and follow as directed.

Here is something to consider: If this is the essence of teaching, is there a difference between teaching and educating students? Is the role of a teacher the same as that of an educator?

Basic Definitions of an Educator

I would like for you to consider some basic definitions to begin with as a means of understanding the role of an educator. The word “education” refers to giving instruction; “educator” refers to the person who provides instruction and is someone skilled in teaching; and “teaching” is aligned with providing explanations. I have expanded upon these definitions so the word “educator” includes someone who is skilled with instruction, possesses highly developed academic skills, and holds both subject matter knowledge, along with knowledge of adult education principles.

• Skilled with Instruction: An educator is someone who should be skilled in the art of classroom instruction, knowing what instructional strategies are effective and the areas of facilitation that need further development.

An experienced educator develops methods which will bring course materials to life by adding relevant context and prompting students to learn through class discussions and other learning activities. Instruction also includes all of the interactions held with students, including all forms of communication, as every interaction provides an opportunity for teaching.

• Highly Developed Academic Skills: An educator must also have strong academic skills and at the top of that list are writing skills. This requires strong attention to detail on the part of the educator must include all forms of messages communicated. The ability to demonstrate strong academic skills is especially important for anyone who is teaching online classes as words represent the instructor.

The use of proper formatting guidelines, according to the style prescribed by the school, is also included in the list of critical academic skills. For example, many schools have implemented APA formatting guidelines as the standard for formatting papers and working with sources. An educator cannot adequately guide students and provide meaningful feedback if the writing style has not been mastered.

• Strong Knowledge Base: An educator needs to develop a knowledge base consisting of their subject matter expertise, as related to the course or courses they are teaching, along with knowledge of adult education principles. I know of many educators who have the required credit hours on their degree transcripts, yet they may not have extensive experience in the field they teach. This will still allow them to teach the course, provided they take time to read the required textbook or materials, and find methods of applying it to current practices within the field.

Many schools hire adjuncts with work experience as the primary criteria, rather than knowledge of adult learning principles. When I have worked with faculty who do have studied adult education theory, they generally acquired it through ongoing professional development. That was my goal when I decided on a major for my doctorate degree, to understand how adults learn so I could transform my role and become an educator.

4 Strategies to Become a Transformative Educator

I do not believe many instructors intentionally consider the need to make a transformation from working as an instructor to functioning as an educator. When someone is hired to teach a class, someone other than a traditional college professor, they often learn through practice and time what works well in the classroom. There will likely be classroom audits and recommendations made for ongoing professional development.

Gradually the typical instructor will become an educator as they seek out resources to help improve their teaching practices. However, I have worked with many adjunct online instructors who rely upon their subject matter expertise alone and do not believe there is a reason to grow as an educator.

For anyone who would like to become an engaging and transformative educator, there are strategies which can be can be implemented.

Strategy #1: Transform Through Development of Your Instructional Practice

While any educator can learn through time on the job, it is possible to become intentional about this growth. There are numerous online resources, publications, workshops, webinars, and professional groups which will allow you to learn new methods, strategies, and practices. There are also social media websites such as LinkedIn and Twitter which allow for the exchange of ideas and resources within a global community of educators.

You can also utilize self-reflection as a means of gauging your effectiveness. I have found that the best time to review my instructional practice occurs immediately after a class has concluded. That is a time when I can assess the strategies I have used and determine if those methods were effective. Even reviewing end of course student surveys may provide insight into the perspective of my students, whether or not every survey submitted was positive. Students tend to submit a survey response either when they are happy or greatly unhappy about the course. Either way, I can learn something about what my students have experienced during the class.

Strategy #2: Transform Through Development of Your Academic Skills

I know from my work with online faculty development this is an area of development many educators could use. However, it is often viewed as a low priority until it is noted in classroom audits. If an educator has weak academic writing skills, it will interfere with their ability to provide comprehensive feedback for students.

For online instructors, this has an even greater impact when posted messages contain errors with spelling, grammar, and formatting. The development of academic skills can be done through the use of online resources or workshops. Many online schools I have worked for offer faculty workshops and this is a valuable self-development resource.

Strategy #3: Transform Through Development of Your Subject Matter Expertise

Every educator has subject matter expertise they can draw upon. However, the challenge is keeping this knowledge current as you continue to teach for several years. The best advice I can offer is find resources which allow you to read and learn about current thinking, research, and best practices in your chosen field.

This is essential to your instructional practice as students can easily tell whether you appear to be current in your knowledge, or outdated and seemingly out of touch. Even the use of required textbooks or resources does not ensure that you are utilizing the most current information as knowledge evolves quickly in many fields.

Strategy #4: Transform Through Development of Your Knowledge of Adult Learning

The last step or strategy I can recommend is to gain knowledge about adult learning theories, principles, and practices. If you are not familiar with the basics there are concepts you can research and includes critical thinking, andragogy, self-directed learning, transformational learning, learning styles, motivation, and cognition.

My suggestion is to find and read online sources related to higher education and then find a subject that interests you to research further. I have found the more I read about topics I enjoy, the more I am cultivating my interest in ongoing professional development. What you will likely find is what you learn will have a positive influence on your work as an educator and this will enhance all areas of your instructional practice.

Working as an educator, or someone who is highly engaged in the process of helping students learn, starts with a commitment to make this a career rather than a job. I have developed a vision related to how I want to be involved in each class I teach and I recommend the same strategy for you. You may find it useful to develop teaching goals for your career and link your classroom performance to those goals. For example, do you want to complete the required facilitation tasks, or would you rather put in the additional time necessary to create nurturing class conditions?

After developing a vision and teaching goals, you can create a professional development plan to prompt your learning and growth in all of the areas I have addressed above. While this strategy may require an investment of time, it is helpful to remember that we always make time for whatever we believe is most important.

Being an educator is not sustaining a focus on job functions, rather it is cultivating a love of what you do and learning how to excel for the benefit of your students. Becoming an engaging and transformative educator occurs when you decide teaching students is only part of the learning process, and you work to transform who you are and how you function, while working and interacting with your students.

When you transform your teaching or faculty role and become an educator, regardless of your job title, you also transform the learning experience of your students. You provide for them the critical element necessary for real learning to occur, substantive instructor involvement and engagement. More importantly, you humanize the learning experience and you can help to nurture their developmental needs. Students will leave your class transformed in some manner, having learned something they can apply to their academic pursuits, life, and/or career. You will be transformed and so will your students.

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We Have the Internet, No More Excuses

The invention of the Internet has arguably removed the barriers to knowledge. Nowadays, there is little to no excuse for not knowing. Once you have the desire to improve your current situation or simply learn about a particular subject, in your right frame of mind, and not physically impaired to the point where you can’t move, there is literally no real excuse.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why:

Bringing the world closer together

The internet has annihilated time and distance. People can easily connect and communicate with other humans nearby and in remote parts of the world instantly through various internet-based technologies. Social media platforms allow people to interact in a global online community and learn about way of life in other parts of the world. In addition, business-minded people can learn about other cultures and can market different products and services that are relevant to individual segments of society.

The ability to learn new skills

YouTube alone has free tutorials on a vast number of subject areas, from simple stuff such as how to write a letter to more technical matters like learning to code. There are also plenty of e-learning platforms, some offering free courses, which can teach you to do anything you might be interested in learning about. Whether you want to start a career in electronics, home improvement, or auto repair, or want to improve your knowledge in a field you are already in, the internet has made it easier than ever. What’s more, learning material is available in various languages and created by people from all ends of the globe, so it doesn’t matter what language you speak.

Overall self-improvement

Concerned about an aspect of your health? It’s always advisable to seek professional help. However, the internet also has numerous online resources such as WebMD, which can be useful in providing health-improvement and prevention guidelines. You can learn other helpful ways of self-improvement, including how to improve your memory, fashion advice, personal style and grooming, relationship advice, exercises to lose weight and get fit, and even finer skills such as social etiquette.

Personally, I use the internet all the time for a variety of things. YouTube is among my favorite sites where I have learned how to assemble different items for which the instructions seem too complicated. The list is endless.

Leveling the playing field

Of course, internet access is not the same everywhere. Recent statistics show that over 4.1 billion people, or more than half the world’s population, have access to the internet. And access is rapidly improving, plus the infrastructure keeps getting better, particularly in the area of mobile devices. Today, communication among people keeps increasing through the proliferation of smartphones. These devices contain technology that is far more powerful than computers that used to take up an entire room a few decades ago, but can now be carried around in one’s pocket.

With this increasing access, the playing field is being leveled, so, for the majority, there is less and less excuse for not knowing.

People who live in the United States of America and other industrialized countries are among the most advantaged. Data from Statista shows that Americans accounted for over 312 million internet users in 2018, making it one of the largest online markets in the world. In addition, the U.S. ranks pretty highly on the Internet Freedom index. With all that said, Americans, for the most part, have little to no excuse for lacking in knowledge that could help them become successful. The only real excuses, in my opinion, are where issues of mental health and physical ailments are concerned. I say this because I have benefitted tremendously from information provided online. I can personally attest to the fact that almost any public library you can think of in America provides access to countless numbers of books and computers.

How I used the internet to improve myself

I am excited about and highly appreciative of the invention of the internet due to the fact that I like to learn about new and interesting things. When I wanted to improve my math skills during college, I was able to watch free algebra tutorials on YouTube. Currently, I am learning another language through Skype which, while not for free, is quite affordable.

Some time ago, I came across an article online about memory training, which featured a man by the name of Ron White. I learned that Ron White is one of the top memory champions in the world and he is also a two-time national champion, having won the USA Memory Championships in 2009 and 2010. Long story short, I watched his videos and ordered his course. I used a fraction of what was taught and was amazed by the results. At the time, I didn’t even know that things like memory training existed before coming across it online.

The power of the internet

Like many people, I am super grateful for the internet. But I have come to believe that it is a powerful tool that has to be used responsibly, in a similar fashion to technologies such as electricity or nuclear power. What one does with these types of technologies is the crux of the matter. For instance, electricity can be used for a variety of purposes, such as cooking, heating your home, and running your electronics. However, electricity can be extremely harmful if used irresponsibly. Similarly, nuclear power can be used to power an entire city but can also be used for bombing and killing many people with a single delivery.

In the case of the internet, people can use it to learn almost anything but many choose to use it for counter-productive activities such as trolling, spreading misinformation, and excessive entertainment. Finding entertainment on the internet is great, by the way, but many people only use it for that aspect, even becoming addicted to some content, which is unhealthy.

Conclusion

The online world is available to most people in an instant. What excites me the most is that a lot of the information is freely available. Some of the content is so good, I often wonder why it is free. At the same time, I will hasten to add that there is also useless and misleading content available online, so one has to be vigilant and fact-check when there are doubts. However, the useful content far outweighs the bad and there are many ways to cross check and verify the information you come across. In light of all this, I believe there should be less excuses where knowledge is concerned. I rarely watch the news but I often hear people complaining about their circumstances, leaving me to think to myself that many of them are not making use of the internet’s power. As far as I am concerned, a lot of people can change their current situations by simply changing their thinking and attitude to learning. If more people commit to learning a skill online and indulge in tutorials on how to create things, life will change positively for many of them. Quit making excuses. The whole world is available to you online.

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The Gadget Addiction – How to Fight the New Menace!

At Gurukul The School, under the leadership of educationist, Mr. Gaurav Bedi, we are committed to creating a healthy environment around the kids, which will allow them to creatively learn and develop holistically. As kids are plugged-in to an array of gadgets like TVs, tablets, social media, video games, and smartphones, etc., this can surely be termed ‘The Gadget Addiction’.

The Adverse Effects of Over Exposure to Gadgets

• Gadget addiction leads to a sedentary lifestyle, which has its own share of adverse effects. Researches show that children spending an average of 4 hours per day watching TV or other gadgets are more likely to be overweight. Obesity is hence, swiftly emerging as one major concern for youth.

• Overexposure to the flashy screens, high volumes, bold colors, and action may cause irritability, restlessness, and frustration among the young minds. This excessive stimulation affects their vision, concentration, and social behavior. They may even adopt a violent. unpredictable behavior in the future.

• With increasing comfort in building relationships online, there is an increasing level of social disconnection found among children, particularly teenagers, which is inhibiting their development of social skills. Their screen-savvy addiction leaves them with fewer personal interactions and lower empathy.

• Reduced analytical and creative thinking is an outcome of relying excessively on technology. It limits their knowledge and learning abilities. Remember how easy access to the calculator on mobiles has impacted your basic Math skills.

‘The Gadget Detox’

We would recommend you to create ‘The Gadget Detox’ calendar in your family time. Get into a family conversation with your children about what this detox is about. This will have a positive impact on health as well as family bonding. It will also be an opportunity for you to walk your talk as a role model for your children. Here are some exciting ways of going for ‘The Gadget Detox’.

• Discover Fun Activities – Limit the time for TV / Social Media, etc. not only for your kids but for everyone in the family. You can create a time slot for playing outdoors or get along with indoor games like Ludo, Pen Hide and Seek, etc. You can together create a list of games with your children.

• Hobby Time – As we grow up, we get occupied in the daily chores so much that there is hardly time to work on our passion and hobbies. Create hobbies that are of interest to your children and partner with them. You can also ask your kids to create fun quizzes around these hobbies.

• Exploring the World of Reading – Reading is different than studying. It is also different than watching videos or television for recreation. Reading taps analytical and creative thinking which thereby stimulates the right brain development. Simultaneously pick up a book for yourself and exhibit a competitive spirit. They can initiate reading with their favorite book and slowly move towards other genres.

• Meal Together – Being together without the interruptions of TV and mobiles is a great way for healthy eating, good digestion, and family bonding. You can have the day-to-day conversations with your children without reacting or giving instructions during the mealtime.

We, at Gurukul The School, recognized as one of the Best Schools in Ghaziabad, strictly follow the five core values – Respect, Honesty, Compassion, Fairness, and Responsibility (represented by acronym RHCFR) to instill the ‘Character Education’ as an inseparable part of their education and overall development. By addressing ‘The Gadget Addiction’, we are not standing against technology; rather we stand to propose that its use should be balanced and responsible. This helps to ensure their physical and mental well-being while steering them towards practicing the constructive use of gadgets for enhanced learning and development.

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Why It’s About Time to Switch to Paying Your Bills Online

Simplify Online Bill Payments

While most people use mobile banking app/online accounts to pay their bills, they often get confused with the different options available. Do you need to pay through the billing company? Would it be better to pay through your bank? Can you use both options at the same time? Understand how to go about with online payments to know the advantages of each option and simplify the process.

How to do Online Bill Payment

Mobile and online bill payments come in two major types.

You can go straight to the website/app of the billing company, like for example, your cable company or insurance provider, then pay the bill there. As a rule, you can use your credit/debit cord or make an arrangement with your bank to debit it from your account. An advantage of paying on the billing company’s site is you know the exact amount to be paid. If you have several bills, though, it can be tiresome to log in to multiple sites every month.

The other option is to pay a bill through your bank. Almost all banks, financial institutions and credit unions provide this service. You just need to set things up using your mobile banking app/online account and, after a few seconds, you can make a bill payment. It is as simple as choosing the payee/s, keying the due amount, and selecting a delivery date. In case you do not want to pay bills by hand on a monthly basis, the majority of banks let you set up automatic recurring payments, so you can schedule your payments to avoid missing a bill payment whenever it is due. To streamline your payments, you just need to log in to the provided space and remember your password. In addition, it is easier to check your account balance.

The Advantages of Online Payments

Paying online using your mobile device is quick and easy, plus it allows you to schedule payments. Your payment dates can be synchronized with your paychecks/pay bills from various accounts. Most importantly, most banks and billing companies employ first-rate security features. For instance, Bank of America encrypts your personal details so they cannot be read during transit, and automatically signs off when your banking session is open but inactive for a long time. Besides security, you can reduce costs when using electronic payments, saving on cash and stamps.

Overall, electronic payments enable you to manage, monitor and review your payments, whether you pay via your bank or billing company. You can also search for specific bills that you paid. Whenever you pay multiple bills online using your bank or mobile banking app, you can view your payment history. Also, a lot of banks provide email notifications as a reminder of payments due.

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Keywords And Content, Best Strategies For SEO

The Importance Of Keywords In Your Online Business

There is no denying the importance of keywords used in any content that is placed on the Web. Keywords allow you and everyone else who uses the Web the ability to find what you are looking for. If you need just one bit of information, you likely would spend countless hours in research trying to find it if it was not for keywords.

As an Internet marketing professional, how do keywords relate to your own business? Usually, if you are using the Web as a marketing tool in any way, keywords are an important component.

We also compare it to the importance of quality content. Is it possible to have great content and still have great keywords in your final copy? It is possible, and in fact, it is necessary to do this if you wish to have a successful website or blog. Before getting into these details, let’s start at the beginning.

WHAT ARE KEYWORDS AND WHERE TO USE THEM-

What are keywords? These are words individuals will type into a search box when they are looking for something online. For example, let us say you are looking to purchase a table. You get online, go to the search box, and type in the word “table” into the search box. The search engines start looking for websites that relate to your search. Within seconds, there is a long list or results in front of you (called the search engine results page) that you can choose from.

Now, on the flip side of the coin, if you owned a website selling tables, you would want to attract this person to your website. To do so, you need to have your website displayed on the search engine results page. To do this, you need to have the most appropriate keywords on your website. So, for example, you need to have the world “table” used properly on your website for the search engine results to actually see your website as valuable to this search.

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Using keywords will help you prove your value to the search engines. The key is to know what helps you to rank well and what may not help you. Less than a decade ago, people took advantage of the keywords. Pages and pages of websites had virtually nothing but keywords on them. The problem is, when a website is packed with just keywords, it is likely not to be packed with information.

Here is an example to consider: John designs a website to attract visitors who he hopes will visit the affiliate pages he is linking to. So, he plans to put lots of keywords on his page. That way, his website will rank well, right?

There are two problems with this process. First, there is little chance that anyone who comes to such a page will feel it valuable enough to stick around and click onto affiliate links.

Second, Google and other search engines have made significant changes to their complex algorithms. Websites that have too many keywords on them will be ranked lower in the search engine results pages.

The key is to know what the actual best percentages are. Of course, Google is not going to tell you just how many keywords to use. They do offer a lot of in-depth information that you can use, though. It is this information that you want to rely on to get the results you are looking for. Google is not the bad guy: They want to provide individuals who use their search engines with the best websites online to solve their inquiries.

WHERE TO USE KEYWORDS –

Where should you use keywords? Keywords should be found in virtually anything you place online. Here are some places to use them.

 Place them into each article on your website.  Place them on your home page and sales pages.  Place keywords in your blog posts.  Use keywords in your product descriptions.  Use keywords on your website and in your blog tags and headings.  Use them on contact pages, FAQ pages, and just about any page on your website.

Doing this is essential to getting a high page ranking in the search engine result pages. Yet, you do not have to make this a complex process. In fact, it is often best to put keywords in the back of your mind while writing content for your website. Write what really matters and then come back to keywords later.

CONTENT IS KING –

One of the earliest phrases used still stands true. “Content is king” when it comes to Internet marketing. If you are putting up a page on your website, you want the person who visits your website to say, “Wow, this is great. I’m bookmarking this page to come back here often.”

The best way to do this is to include quality information on each of the pages of content you provide to your readers. In a few minutes, we will go through the process of providing quality content. Before doing so, consider what would happen if you did not have good information on your website.

1. You use keywords on your pages, but fill them with fluff content. Your reader gets to your page and thinks, “this does not help me,” and moves on.

2. The reader gets to your website and finds errors. You can no longer be trusted and they leave your site.

3. The affiliate programs you are working to earn money from visit your website. They find it poorly designed with little information. They decide that you are not a good fit for their company. They no longer offer you membership in the affiliate program.

4. You get no inbound links to your website. Inbound links are those which are pointing to your website. Google finds these to be valuable when ranking websites. If another website (or several of them) find your website to be a good resource, they definitely will rank your website higher. But, other websites will not do this if your content is poor in quality.

5. You make little to no money at your website since it is poorly ranked and is not attracting any repeat visitors.

Content for your website needs to be well-written and organized. It needs to be informative and useful to anyone who will visit and read it.

BEST STRATEGIES KEYWORDS AND CONTENT

Now that you have the basics about keyword usage and the importance of content, how do you bring the two things together so that your website will prosper?

There is no direct formula for doing so, but you can find some real results if you implement a number of known methods to help you. Google itself often provides a great deal of suggestions in terms of keyword usage. In your balancing act for quality content and keyword ranking, keep the following strategies in mind.

GO WITH QUALITY CONTENT FIRST

First things first, write quality content for your website. Nothing else will be as important to the success of your business has having quality content on it. There are several ways you can do this successfully.

1. Use factual information You want individuals to come to your website knowing that what you have to say is real and valuable to them. Therefore, each page should contain factual information. Before you post a blog post or an article, verify the information you are going to present. For example, going back to the example about the table search, be sure that you are providing factual information on the wood type, size, history or other topic.

2. Make it interesting Coming to a website filled with lines and lines of information that is boring is going to be so dull people will leave. Without spending too much time in the process, add some statistics. Use descriptive language that paints the picture for the reader, “these mahogany tables are designed in the style used by Ancient Romans… ”

3. Become a resource One of the best ways to ensure you have quality information on your website is to make your website the one-stop shop for all information on that niche. For the reader, a website that contains all of the information they need is going to be highly valuable. You may provide information about the history of tables, how to use tables… tips for staining them… and so on, for example. These items help you to become the resource these individuals need to have.

4. Be the expert For those who play a role in your website (and this is a very good thing) be sure that people who visit your website know that you are the expert in the field. You should stand out as being the authority. You do this when you provide valuable content to them. Do the hard research and find those interesting subjects to talk about. Answer questions. Relate to your customer base.

When you put these items together, the end result is very simple. You have a website that is packed with great content that people can naturally benefit from reading.

Chances are also good that you also have a website that is filled with quality keywords. After all, if you are writing about your topic and exploring all areas of it, you likely are using the most important words related to it. Still, you should still do some research and get better quality keywords into your work.

USING KEYWORDS PROPERLY –

There is no better way to rank your quality content in the search engines than to use keywords properly. It is often the case that website owners see this as a step they can skip. Instead of doing the research to find the right keywords for their websites, they think they already know what they are. This is often not the case.

FINDING THE RIGHT KEYWORDS –

Finding the right keywords is a process that often involves researching using any of the free keyword search tools available. You can also use Google’s service to help you to do this.

Once you use these services, you are likely to get a list of keywords associated with your primarily keyword. In our case, the keyword we plugged in is the word “tables.” As you are creating your table website, you have likely used a number of words that describe this product. But, did you include all of the most important words?

—–>”Jaaxy is the industry’s only keyword and research platform that was developed by affiliate marketers FOR affiliate marketers” Check Out Jaaxy Here <------ The top keywords, those used most often by users who are searching for the topic you have, should be included on your website. They do not have to be the only words that you use, though. These first words are heavily used and should be used at least somewhat in your website's content where it is appropriate to do so. For example, with the word "table," the top five keywords used included:  Tables  Pub Table  Pedestal Table  Dining Table  Glass Table These words are going to be mentioned on your website because they are commonly used words for your niche. What about those other keywords in the list? If you look down the list, you will see other words that could relate to your website. They look good, but fewer people are using them to find information online. Often, it is best to include some of these too. The reason for doing so is very simple. Most other website owners who are targeting keywords for their websites are using those top-tier words as well. There is a lot of competition out there for those words. Therefore, even with a great website, there are likely others fighting right along with you. Since the other words have less competition, you are more likely to rank well in the search page results for those keywords. In the table example, the words "pedestal dining table," "modern dining table," Glass coffee table," and "square tables" got far fewer hits than those top-tier keywords. The lower competition still makes them valuable. Use a combination of those top-tier words and those that are far more specific if they relate to your website. This unique combination will ultimately give you better results in the long term. WHERE TO USE KEYWORDS - Now that you know which keywords you should have on your website, the next step is to consider the placement of keywords on your website. As mentioned earlier, there are various locations on your website that you can use keywords. Use all of these locations for keywords. Within each of those documents, you need to place keywords in the right locations. There are several things to keep in mind in the case of blogs and articles/web content. The following guidelines can help you to place keywords into these mediums appropriately. 1. Place keywords in the title of each page or article The best way to place keywords in the title is in the following format. "KEYWORD GOES HERE: Interesting Content Goes Here." An example for the table website might be, "Pedestal Dining Table: 3 Tips for Buying the Right Dining Table." This shows the search engines the importance of this word. 2. Within the first 90 characters of the first paragraph, be sure your keyword appears again Also, it is important to note that you can use a mixture of keywords, but do consider having one or two primary keywords per article. Primary keywords should be located in these locations. Again, this early positioning helps to show the importance of the keyword to that page. 3. Use keywords in each of the paragraphs that you write on each page Do not overdo it, though. For example, you do not want your primary keyword to show up more than one or two times in each paragraph, depending on their length. 4. Break up text using subheadings Use secondary keywords in your subheadings. These will be positioned between paragraphs. Not every paragraph needs them, but sections of the article can be divided this way for easy reading benefits and keyword boosts. 5. Use keywords in the HTML for your website too This includes using them in each individual blog post/article that you post. This also helps with page ranking. Use a combination of keywords in each of your articles, but do not put too many into them. If that sounds confusing, it is because there is no hard and fast rule. What you want to do is to divide up the pages on your website or in your blog posts so that over the course of all of the pages, you use all the keywords you would like to use. Do not try to put all of your keywords for your website into every article you write. It won't work and will deflate the quality of each page considerably. For example, one blog post may include the keyword "dining table"; in that article, words like "dining room table" and "square table" may be included, but not many more than that. KEYWORD DENSITY - Keyword density is the amount of keywords on any one page in comparison to the number of words on this page. A few years back, it was common for the "less than expert" Internet marketers to try and work in high keyword density numbers. More keywords sounded horrible, but many thought that this would boost their search engine results pages significantly. The problem is that this does not work. It hurts your page ranking and causes you to have awkward sounding content on your website. Content is king, though, remember, and therefore, you need to make changes to this significantly. The question is, then, how much density should you go for? This is really up to you to decide since each page will be different, but most experts agree that you want a density that is under 5 percent. In most cases, only 2 to 3 percent keyword density is best. To compute keyword density, you simply need to take the number of times that the keyword appears in the page's text and divide that by the number of words on the page. For example, if the word "dining table" appears 8 times in our 400-word blog post, you would divide 8 by 400 words and get 0.02 or 2 percent. Do take the time to do this for your articles. You do want to ensure that there are plenty of keywords but not too many. If you would rather not waste your time on calculating density, there are free and paid software programs available online that will calculate the density for you. These are helpful when they are accurate. You do not have to be 100 percent accurate here. KEEP IN MIND -  Quality content is vitally important to the success of your website. Write your content to be quality content first.  Go back and insert keywords as they fit into the content you have written.  Do base topics and blog posts around keywords that are important. For example, choose a top ten list of tips for repairing dining room tables... this makes keyword usage easier and more effective. Plus, the reader gets it.  Do no obsess about keywords. You do not have to have a lot of them on the website to see results. Choose a good mix and include them in each article, but only as they fit with your topic appropriately. Finally, take the time to stay up-to-date on the changes that search engine companies make to their methods. This will ultimately enable your website to grow and stretch as the times change. It is very rare that you have to redo the entire site. Plus, if you do not want to do the work of all this "fixing," you can hire someone to do it for you.

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7 Benefits of Outsourcing to a Data Entry Service Provider

Nowadays, data has a lot of importance for any organization or business. The digitization of data through manual data entry can help improve operational efficiencies. Although every company or business knows the importance of data to support their business operations, not all of these businesses have enough resources to buy manpower for this purpose. In this article, we are going to take a look at some benefits of outsourcing data entry assignments.

1. Time-saving

Often, every business has primary and secondary processes. The use of an in-house team to take care of these unimportant processes may increase the cost of business operations. In other words, it will involve hiring executives with fast typing skills.

On the other hand, if you outsource data entry assignments, you can have these repetitive tasks done by a service provider. This can help you reduce unnecessary expense and you can focus on more important business activities.

2. Advanced Technology

Most outsourcing service providers have advanced systems in place in order to provide quality services in a timely fashion. If you outsource your data entry projects, it will not only save you a lot of money but it will also eliminate the need to maintain the required infrastructure. Plus, you will enjoy great results every time.

The money you have saved can be spent on other things you need for your business. This can help you expand your business without spending a lot of additional money.

3. Smart Partnerships

Outsourcing firms can provide customer services. The reason is that they can easily scale up in order to meet the needs of their customers. If you work with a reputable service provider, you can easily grow your business without spending a lot of money on expensive hardware and software systems. In other words, this smart partnership between you and the service provider is a win-win deal for both parties.

4. Better Talent

Typically, outsourcing service providers have a team of talented professionals that you can depend on. An in-house team of talented professionals will cost you much more than outsourcing your assignments to remote workers. The reason is that you will have to hire these professionals on a permanent basis, and you will have to pay them on a monthly basis regardless of the number of projects you get.

5. Lower Operational Costs

We all know that outsourcing offers a lot of cost benefits for organizations across the globe. By outsourcing your data entry assignments, you can get the work done at a fraction of the cost of having an in-house team. In other words, you can enjoy a much lower operational cost. We know that operational costs are not easy to maintain for any business.

6. Improved Productivity

Outsourcing service providers always meet deadlines. Therefore, you can enjoy improved productivity without investing in inexpensive hardware or human resources. All of this can help you achieve higher operational productivity. And with the increase in productivity, you can make more sales and enjoy huge revenues.

7. Competitive Advantage

As a business owner, if you want to stay ahead of the competition, you have to make strategic decisions in order to ensure your business operations give you the best productivity. By outsourcing, you can get quick access to talented professionals to enjoy a lot of benefits, such as lower cost, higher productivity and quicker performance. All of this can help you to get a competitive advantage over your competitors.

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Where to Find Bracelets That Will Improve Your Balance

Copper has been used for construction since prehistoric times, even before recorded history. Ancient civilizations even utilized the compounds in metals such as copper, zinc and manganese in their medicines and treatments. And as it turns out, copper has a wide range of health benefits! Copper is an essential micro nutrient that has numerous health, wellness and beauty benefits, from improved appearance of skin, to treatment of wounds and skin conditions, and also aids in maintaining metabolic processes, among countless other health benefits. Your body does not produce copper naturally, so you must add it to your body from external sources. Copper is found in many foods that you eat, including beans, nuts and seeds, seafood such as oysters, leafy greens, whole grains, soy, beets, avocados and cocoa. Your body stores copper in your bones and muscles.

You can also introduce copper to your body by drinking water from copper vessels or wearing copper jewelry. There are no risks or side effects reported with dietary consumption of copper. The only time a person would experience a problem would be due to excessive levels of copper in drinking water, exposure to high levels of copper through chemicals, or excessive use of supplements. High levels of copper can lead to oxidative damage in the brain. In Wilson’s disease, for example, high levels of copper collect in the liver, brain, and other vital organs.

According to the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, people with sufficient levels of iron can still be anemic. If blood test results show that you’re not getting enough copper, your doctor may recommend that you take supplements. Copper supplements are available as pills and capsules. You can also get copper intravenously, or through your veins. You shouldn’t take copper supplements and zinc supplements at the same time. You should take these supplements at least two hours apart.

Overview Copper is a mineral found throughout your body. It’s a nutrient that your body must have to function properly. You only need trace amounts of this heavy metal. Lead, mercury, and arsenic are examples of heavy metals that aren’t good for you. But getting copper in trace amounts is essential. Getting too much of it or not enough of it can cause health problems.

Copper deficiency in the United States and most developed countries is rare, especially when a person follows a balanced diet. In fact, most people can get all the copper they need through diet. If a person’s copper levels are low, a doctor can recommend a copper supplement and/or look for any underlying conditions. Anyone thinking about a copper supplement should first check with a doctor.

Helps the digestive system perform better Copper has properties that help kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections. Copper also helps cleanse and detox your stomach, regulates the working of your liver and kidneys, and proper elimination of waste and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food. “When water is stored in a copper container, the mineral gets leached into it. This copper leached in the water helps in breaking down of food particles in our body and improves our digestion.”

We have also discovered that after experimenting with copper charged with healing frequencies, the frequency imprint is amazing and result is great, The copper charged bangles works when is on the body and does not work when it’s not worn.

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6 Basic Financial Analytics to Predict the Future Trends

What do you understand by the term “Financial Analytics”? It is a complete system involving various tools to effectively enhance the profitability or productivity of a company. Financial Analytics collect and assess the financial data of the company to gain an understanding of the different facets of your business prospect. With the help of graphs and charts, the collected data is displayed. It gives you a visual picture of the complex information and helps you to recognize the scenario much easily and smoothly. By analyzing the data with the help of Financial Analytics, you can also predict the behavioral patterns, the future trends, take mindful decisions and nurture your business growth.

Here are 6 basic Financial Analytics to help you predict future trends.

Predictive Sales Analytics or PSA

What do you think is the most vital aspect of a company? Undoubtedly, the sales revenue comes at the no. 1 spot and this is what decides the future of your company. When you adopt the PSA approach, you can easily predict the sales figure for a certain month. You can get an idea if the sales figure is going to drop for a certain period.

Accordingly, you may revise the strategies for boosting the sales or implementing the new ones to calculate how effective your prediction is. When you get a clear picture of your sales generation, your tensions and panic attacks are much lesser. You can adopt a range of competencies and strategic approaches to know about your clients, plan effectively, and achieve hassle-free workflow.

Product Profitability Analytics or PPA

In this competitive market, you must know when you should exactly make your investments. It can be quite a time consuming to make an estimate of the profit, analyzing the product and its cost distinctly.

In such a situation, PPA or the Product Profitability Analytics comes as the best solution for evaluating the product and determining its profit-line. It can help you to make an informed decision by gaining an instant understanding of all your offered products and services. In order to strategically promote your products, you must know the likes and preferences of your customers. Once you are aware of the customer’s demand using the PPA analytic tool, strategizing product promotion becomes easy.

Customer Profitability Analytics or CPA

Who is your prospective customer? Whether you are an e-commerce giant, a cloud host service provider, or any business across the search engines, recognizing your prospective clients can always benefit your marketing endeavors. There are two types of client-

One who brings value to your company
One who brings risk to your company

Your revenue generation can jump up if you can differentiate between your non-profitable and profitable clients. Your marketing efforts can get a boost if you can start recognizing your customers by extracting their detailed information. CPA or Customer Profitability Analytics can help you in analyzing your customer’s behavior.

Shareholder Value Analytics or SVA

Adjudge your business value on the basis of the returns your stockholders receive from your business with the help of Shareholder Value Analytics or SVA. This tool also helps in determining the risk and value percentage of the shareholders. When SVA is used with revenue and profit analytics, its execution is better and easy to comprehend.

Cash Flow Analytics or CFA

While running a business, you must understand how much capital your business requires to function smoothly. The Cash Flow Analytics helps to predict the outflow and inflow of capital, future capital investment requirements, and also the amount that you may require to foster corporate operations.

Value Driver Analytics or VDA

A positive approach is a basic requirement to run a business successfully. Apart from it, planning and implementing your well-planned strategies are also important to achieve the desired results. Your business objectives can be nurtured rightly if you can understand the financial disturbances that may affect your business. In relation to this, the VDA tool can help in analyzing the strategic drivers for your business to achieve expected outcomes.

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Best Reasons to Choose Online Rent Collection

Landlords who have not realized the benefits of online rent collection are missing a lot and the following will help them understand the perks they can get.

Lets them save time

Usually, they go all the way to the post office to see if the payment is already in their P.O. box. Once it is, they will think of when and where they will deposit it. When collecting payments online, the rent is deposited straight to their bank account, which is convenient and stress-free. Online rent collection is crucial to the success of a property management business.

Keeps confidential information safe

Important information of tenants is written on a check such as their bank account and routing numbers plus their personal details, which sometimes include their phone number. Pieces of paper with this kind of info are prone to risk and they can be held liable whenever they are in possession of their tenant’s check.

Reduces stress

They do not need to personally collect rent. They do not even have to call their tenants, knock on their doors or send them a monthly invoice. The rent payment will be deposited to their bank account every month. Online rent collection is critical but most especially for landlords who have more than $1million worth of rent to be collect each year.

Helps them maintain a steady cash flow

They are notified whenever their tenant’s payment is being processed. Therefore, they know the date when the rent will be deposited to their account.

Lets them know about the tenants who pay the rent

Landlords in most parts of the country have to know those who paid their rent since payments determine who is a tenant by law. They will know the name of the tenant who paid and the amount.

Makes tenants happy

By this time, many tenants are already paying their bills online. They will be grateful to them for not using a check. They will think of it as one benefit of being their tenant.

Lets them be organized

When collecting rent online, they can easily transfer their income information to a spread sheet, making tax prep easier.

Makes it easy to collect other payments

When they are already set up, it is easy to collect other payments like one-time utility fees, late charges, pet and security deposits, among others.

Allows them to easily resolve payment issues

They will know immediately when tenants fail to pay because of insufficient funds. There are other online apps that let tenants make another payments using another bank account or card in order for them to get paid at once.

Lets them be flexible with their finances

Some apps let them arrange for payments to be deposited to different bank accounts so business can run smoothly

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