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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Travelers publishes its 2021 sustainability report Issuer: The Travelers Companies, Inc.

JACKSON, miss — Molpus Woodlands Group buys 117,773 acres in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana Issuer: The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC

LONDON — Media coverage of climate finance and ESG grows 50% annually – Cognito Report Transmitter: Cognito

SWORDS, Ireland — Trane Technologies recertified by Great Place to Work® Issuer: Trane Technologies

TOKYO– Kao publishes progress reports on its ESG strategy – the Kirei Lifestyle Plan Issuer: Kao Corporation

OCALA, Florida — E-ONE® receives an order from the city of Varennes, Quebec, for a Vector™ all-electric decontamination truck Issuer: REV Group, Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia — Legible releases first-ever ‘living book’ of Indigenous history Issuer: Legible Inc.

NEW YORK — Ares Management Corporation Announces Release of First TCFD Climate Action Report and Annual Sustainability Report Issuer: Ares Management Corporation

JACKSON, miss — Molpus Woodlands Group Announces New Chairman and Improvements to its Management Team Issuer: The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC

AUSTIN, TX– Sabey Data Centers commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2029 Issuer: Sabey Data Centers

KENNESAW, Georgia — Yamaha Becomes Official Outboard Motor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust® Transmitter: Yamaha Rightwaters

MONTERREY, Mexico — CEMEX continues to lead on climate action with its new Green Finance Framework Issuer: CEMEX, SAB de CV

NEW YORK & SAO PAULO — Suzano presents ESG achievements and commitments at the second annual ESG call Transmitter: Suzano

WINCHESTER, Virginia — Trex Company’s 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report Celebrates Record Year of Growth with Focus on Sustainability Issuer: Trex Company, Inc.

PITTSBURGH– PPG’s New Paint for a New Start initiative aims to transform more than 25 schools worldwide with makeovers and STEM grants Issuer: PPG

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — Aptar publishes its 2021 Sustainability and ESG Report Issuer: AptarGroup, Inc.

HOUSTON– Hewlett Packard Enterprise Releases 2021 Life Progress Report; Accelerating the 10-year net zero climate goal Issuer: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

PITTSBURGH– University of Illinois receives $3.5 million from Department of Energy to advance air capture and storage study at US Steel’s Gary Works Issuer: United States Steel Corporation

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — AMGTA Releases Process to Safely Transport and Recycle Waste Metal Powder Condensate Issuer: Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association

AMSTERDAM — BearingPoint acquires sustainability consultancy I Care Issuer: BearingPoint

PARIS — Rubis Terminal Infra publishes its first sustainable development report for the 2021 financial year Issuer: Rubis Terminal

NEW YORK — BuildESG Unveils All-in-One ESG Solution for Asset Managers and Small Businesses to Accelerate ESG Adoption Issuer: BuildESG

SALT LAKE CITY — Nomi Health is donating $5 million to nonprofit Civica to address the crisis of soaring insulin costs for Americans Issuer: Nomi Health

KENNESAW, Georgia — Valhalla Boatworks joins Yamaha Rightwaters™ plastics recycling program Transmitter: Yamaha Rightwaters

EVERETT, Wash. — Fortive Releases 2022 Sustainability Report (ESG) Issuer: Fortive Corporation

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Transparent Solar Innovator Ubiquitous Energy Announces CEO to Speak at Collision Issuer: Ubiquitous Energy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Enersponse Introduces Clean Response™ to Automatically Trigger Energy Reduction When Grid is Powered by Non-Renewables Issuer: Enersponse

NEW YORK — Antidote Technologies and the National Minority Health Association Collaborate to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment Issuer: Antidote Technologies and National Minority Health Association

PARIS — Responsible Mica Initiative adds 50 mica-dependent villages in India, extending global support to over 37,000 children and their families Issuer: Responsible Mica Initiative

LONDON — Experian outlines its ESG commitments by releasing new global reports focusing on financial inclusion, diversity and performance with a purpose Issuer: Experian

BOSTON– BXP to Host ESG Investor Update Webcast Issuer: Boston Properties, Inc.

CHICAGO– V-SQUARE announces the launch of V-Shares MSCI World ESG Materiality and Carbon Transition ETF (VMAT) Issuer: V-Square Quantitative Management

CINCINNATI– P&G unveils new strategy to help tackle global water crisis Issuer: Procter & Gamble

LONDON — ECOM Launches Smarter Cocoa Charter to Empower Farmers and Foster Climate Resilience Transmitter: ECOM

HOUSTON– NextDecade announces the departure of COO Ivan Van der Walt Issuer: NextDecade Corporation

ATLANTE — PulteGroup publishes its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance Report Issuer: PulteGroup, Inc.

WASHINGTON– Yamaha Rightwaters™ Reports Annual Initiative Progress Transmitter: Yamaha Rightwaters

MADISON, Wis. — Renewable sources now provide more than 20% of Promega’s global electricity consumption Issuer: Promega Corporation

LONDON — Milestone in FCA’s Ambitious ESG Strategy as Algbra Becomes First Ethical FinTech to Receive Authorized Electronic Money Institution License Transmitter: Algbra

BRUSSELS — Robotics sector asks industry to sign European Association of Engineers’ GOOD WORK CHARTER Issuer: European Engineering Industries Association

LAS VEGAS — Boyd Gaming Releases 2021 Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Report Issuer: Boyd Gaming Corporation

BELLEVUE, Washington. — Symetra Names Morgan State University National HBCU Partner Issuer: Symetra Financial Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO– Employees demand more meaning from their jobs than before the pandemic, study finds Issuer: Allison+Partners

HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Sherri Monroe Named New Executive Director of the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association Issuer: Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association

ROCKPORT, Texas — Yamaha Rightwaters™, Coastal Conservation Association® and Harte Research Institute Launch New Initiative to Determine Carbon Sequestration Value of Restored Oyster Beds Transmitter: Yamaha Rightwaters

CINCINNATI– Cintas executives to attend Barclays Business Services ESG Summit Issuer: Cintas Corporation

Vancouver, British Columbia — Launch of the Inclusive Employer Self-Assessment for Canadian Employers Issuer: Open Door Group

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — UGI Corporation Releases 2022 ESG Report Outlining Solid Progress on All Key Initiatives Issuer: UGI Corporation

JERSEY CITY, NJ — On its first anniversary, Organon presents a global ESG strategy and commitments with the publication of the first ESG report Issuer: Organon & Co.

DALLAS– CyrusOne Receives Ecovadis Gold Ranking for Sustainability Efforts Issuer: CyrusOne

Vancouver, British Columbia — Caboo launches new Planet Re-Leaf program Issuer: Caboo

PITTSBURGH– US Steel extends ABL sustainability-related credit facility Issuer: United States Steel Corporation

PITTSBURGH– Arconic publishes its 2021 ESG report Transmitter: Arconic

MONTERREY, Mexico — Cemex and its partners inaugurate the Carbon Neutral Alliance at the Rüdersdorf cement plant Issuer: CEMEX, SAB de CV

SWORDS, Ireland — Trane Technologies recognized for its ESG leadership by the Financial Times, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, 3BL Media Issuer: Trane Technologies

MONTERREY, Mexico — CEMEX will run entirely on alternative fuels at a UK cement plant Issuer: CEMEX, SAB de CV

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Covia publishes its 2021 ESG report Issuer: Covia Holdings LLC

KYOTO, Japan — SCREEN intensifies its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the semiconductor industry Issuer: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Bermuda Climate Summit Presented by BDA Attracts Global Thought Leaders Issuer: Bermuda Business Development Agency

PARAMUS, N.J. — Movado Group publishes its 2022 Corporate Responsibility Report Issuer: Movado Group, Inc.

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Rebekah Lowin, 30, creator of ‘whimsical Jewish holiday ideas’ https://metalhey.com/rebekah-lowin-30-creator-of-whimsical-jewish-holiday-ideas/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:31:38 +0000 https://metalhey.com/rebekah-lowin-30-creator-of-whimsical-jewish-holiday-ideas/ Rebekah Lowin, veteran lifestyle writer by day, is the creator of an eponymous blog who shares DIY ideas for Jewish holiday recipes, decor and gifts, including Valentine’s Sand Art Everything Bagel Seasoning, Breakfast Wristbands and DIY Rosh Hashanah Palette Cards. She was selected as one of New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch (formerly 36 […]]]>

Rebekah Lowin, veteran lifestyle writer by day, is the creator of an eponymous blog who shares DIY ideas for Jewish holiday recipes, decor and gifts, including Valentine’s Sand Art Everything Bagel Seasoning, Breakfast Wristbands and DIY Rosh Hashanah Palette Cards. She was selected as one of New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch (formerly 36 Under 36). This award honors leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who make a difference in New York’s Jewish community. Lowin, who currently oversees home and kitchen products coverage at Forbes, lives on the Upper East Side.

For the full list of this year’s 36ers, click here.

New York Jewish Week: Tell us how you started your career.

Low in: I spent my early career scratching my head over the paucity of Jewish holiday content in women’s magazines and other purveyors of “the good life.” In response, I started my eponymous blog in 2019 to share whimsical Jewish holiday ideas, craft projects, and “traditional with a twist” recipes. Today the site remains a popular resource for all of the above, but it has also evolved to reflect a broader view of my life, home, career and DIY adventures, offering general creative encouragement and inspiration to its thousands of monthly readers.

Are there any achievements of which you are particularly proud?

I’ve worked on some really fun projects in the blogging world: photographing Crate & Barrel’s Hanukkah 2021 catalog spread and styling their Passover 2022 offerings; hosting a series of Jewish holiday-specific craft videos for HGTV.com; share a rainbow-colored apple and honey platter with Food Network magazine, and more. But the behind-the-scenes process and the actual “doing” — the brainstorming, tinkering, creating, baking, crafting, filming, and daydreaming — is the most enjoyable part for me. And there’s nothing more rewarding than that moment of connection and community I feel when I see an idea of ​​mine in my readers’ or on their holiday tables via Instagram.

Who is your New York Jewish hero?

I just can’t choose between Barbra Streisand and the late Nora Ephron. Two amazing, hilarious, brilliantly creative women with roots in New York.

Has there been a formative Jewish experience that has influenced your life path?

My siblings and I had a rather unique Jewish experience growing up that I realized had a profound and lasting effect on my relationship with Judaism. To begin with, our parents came from very different backgrounds – my father grew up in a religious household (his mother tongue is Yiddish); my mother, the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, was raised reformed. We’ve merged so many traditions together and truly always done things “our way”. I also grew up with only a handful of Jewish classmates and acquaintances, simply because of the makeup of my hometown population. The upshot of all this was that I wasn’t too worried about doing things the “wrong” way when it came to delving into my Jewishness – trying new traditions, adapting others, I create and learn from all kinds of delicious mistakes and happily make friends across the faith spectrum.

Where is your favorite place to eat Jewish food in New York?

Kossar’s Bialys on the Lower East Side is really special to me; I’ve been going there since I was a baby. And The Pickle Guys just around the corner. I lived on the Upper West Side for 10 years, so I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my beloved Zabar as well.

Want to follow the stories of other innovative Jewish New Yorkers? Click here to subscribe to free Jewish Week newsletters.

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Rebekah Lowin, 30, creator of ‘whimsical Jewish holiday ideas’ | JTA https://metalhey.com/rebekah-lowin-30-creator-of-whimsical-jewish-holiday-ideas-jta/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:31:38 +0000 https://metalhey.com/rebekah-lowin-30-creator-of-whimsical-jewish-holiday-ideas-jta/ Rebekah Lowin, veteran lifestyle writer by day, is the creator of an eponymous blog who shares DIY ideas for Jewish holiday recipes, decor and gifts, including Valentine’s Sand Art Everything Bagel Seasoning, Breakfast Wristbands and DIY Rosh Hashanah Palette Cards. She was selected as one of New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch (formerly 36 […]]]>

Rebekah Lowin, veteran lifestyle writer by day, is the creator of an eponymous blog who shares DIY ideas for Jewish holiday recipes, decor and gifts, including Valentine’s Sand Art Everything Bagel Seasoning, Breakfast Wristbands and DIY Rosh Hashanah Palette Cards. She was selected as one of New York Jewish Week’s 36 to Watch (formerly 36 Under 36). This award honors leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers who make a difference in New York’s Jewish community. Lowin, who currently oversees home and kitchen products coverage at Forbes, lives on the Upper East Side.

For the complete list of this year’s “36ers”, Click here.

New York Jewish Week: Tell us how you started your career.

Low in: I spent my early career scratching my head over the paucity of Jewish holiday content in women’s magazines and other purveyors of “the good life.” In response, I started my eponymous blog in 2019 to share whimsical Jewish holiday ideas, craft projects, and “traditional with a twist” recipes. Today the site remains a popular resource for all of the above, but it has also evolved to reflect a broader view of my life, home, career and DIY adventures, offering general creative encouragement and inspiration to its thousands of monthly readers.

Are there any achievements of which you are particularly proud?

I’ve worked on some really fun projects in the blogging world: photographing Crate & Barrel’s Hanukkah 2021 catalog spread and styling their Passover 2022 offerings; curating a series of Jewish holiday-specific craft videos to HGTV.com; share a rainbow-colored apple and honey platter with Food Network magazine, and more. But the behind-the-scenes process and the actual “doing” — the brainstorming, tinkering, creating, baking, crafting, filming, and daydreaming — is the most enjoyable part for me. And there’s nothing more rewarding than that moment of connection and community I feel when I see an idea of ​​mine in my readers’ or on their holiday tables via Instagram.

Who is your New York Jewish hero?

I can’t choose between Barbra Streisand and the late Nora Ephron. Two amazing, hilarious, brilliantly creative women with roots in New York.

Has there been a formative Jewish experience that has influenced your life path?

My siblings and I had a rather unique Jewish experience growing up that I realized had a profound and lasting effect on my relationship with Judaism. To begin with, our parents came from very different backgrounds – my father grew up in a religious household (his mother tongue is Yiddish); my mother, the daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, was raised reformed. We’ve merged so many traditions together and truly always done things “our way”. I also grew up with only a handful of Jewish classmates and acquaintances, simply because of the makeup of my hometown population. The upshot of all this was that I wasn’t too worried about doing things the “wrong” way when it came to delving into my Jewishness – trying new traditions, adapting others, I create and learn from all kinds of delicious mistakes and happily make friends across the faith spectrum.

Where is your favorite place to eat Jewish food in New York?

Bialys from Kossar in the Lower East Side is really special to me; I’ve been going there since I was a baby. And The Pickle Guys just around the corner. I lived on the Upper West Side for 10 years, so I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my beloved Zabar as well.

Want to follow the stories of other innovative Jewish New Yorkers? Click here to subscribe to free Jewish Week newsletters.

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Lauryl Dimethylamine Oxide Market Growth | Global 2022 – Regional and development ideas by 2031 | Taiwan News https://metalhey.com/lauryl-dimethylamine-oxide-market-growth-global-2022-regional-and-development-ideas-by-2031-taiwan-news/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 01:30:53 +0000 https://metalhey.com/lauryl-dimethylamine-oxide-market-growth-global-2022-regional-and-development-ideas-by-2031-taiwan-news/ Market.us [126+ country’s markets analyzed and work on 40,000+ published and upcoming reports every year.], now offers a research study as well as the best winning strategies for the Floating hotel market has been curated by top subject matter experts, researchers and market research professionals to ensure that the information contained in the report is […]]]>

Market.us [126+ country’s markets analyzed and work on 40,000+ published and upcoming reports every year.], now offers a research study as well as the best winning strategies for the Floating hotel market has been curated by top subject matter experts, researchers and market research professionals to ensure that the information contained in the report is obtained from the most authentic/authoritative sources and that the forecasts are of the utmost accuracy . Experts use various analytical methodologies and techniques such as SWOT (analysis methods) and regression analysis to guess market growth. The Floating Hotel market report also focuses on different rules and policies introduced by the organizational approach, this report presents the market regarding information such as research technology and precise usage outlook, innovation and future developments in the floating hotel market, etc.

This report contains a decade-long detailed prehistory and predictions for the Software and Services Sector and also involves data on the socio-economic scenario. Key stakeholders will be able to analyze statistics and recognize products and services that drive revenue growth and profitability. The tables and figures are given in the strategic planning report which will contribute to the success of the organization. Investors, stakeholders, emerging and established players can take advantage of the data included in the report to develop impactful growth strategies and improve their standing in the current Floating Hotel Market landscape.

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single occupancy
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– Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)

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Some of the key players in research coverage:

Dragon Inn Floating Resort
Four Seasons Bora Bora
Rafts in the Jungle of the River Kwai (Thailand)
Floating and rotating hotel tower
Conrad Maldives
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge (Panama)
Queen Mary Long Beach (California)
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  • Where will most development take place in the long term?
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How to come up with blog topic ideas that improve SEO https://metalhey.com/how-to-come-up-with-blog-topic-ideas-that-improve-seo/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:07:03 +0000 https://metalhey.com/how-to-come-up-with-blog-topic-ideas-that-improve-seo/ Not enough companies spend time and effort on blogging, which is a great way to promote services and connect with users – new and old. Stas Pamintuan, Junior SEO Manager at Digital Ethos, shares some foolproof techniques for blogging in style to ensure posts engage readers. As Google becomes increasingly sophisticated in determining user search […]]]>

Not enough companies spend time and effort on blogging, which is a great way to promote services and connect with users – new and old. Stas Pamintuan, Junior SEO Manager at Digital Ethos, shares some foolproof techniques for blogging in style to ensure posts engage readers.

As Google becomes increasingly sophisticated in determining user search intent, it is evident that content writing answering questions from your customers is one of the main ways to develop a powerful SEO blogging strategy. Creating topics that address your customers’ questions and concerns allows you to take advantage of The Google Algorithm and searcher trends toward longer search strings.

Here’s a little secret – the information you need is readily available for free. All it takes is some research, as well as knowing where to look. And if you can figure out what your target audience is looking for, the process of coming up with ideas for blog topics is quite easy. Not only that, but there are also various tools and resources to help you generate ideas and streamline this process.

Use medium and long tail keywords for SEO

When you focus on writing blogs that answer specific questions, you attract buyers who are looking for what you offer. This is where medium and long tail keywords come in, as they improve click-through rates and conversions because they answer questions from customers who are at specific stages of the process. buyer’s journey.

Essentially, you pre-qualify your audience. Even if you end up getting fewer visits to your site, those who click through to your site will be more likely to convert to buyers because of it. It is better to target users who search for your products or services and convert them, rather than attracting more visitors who immediately bounce on the site.

Check Google Analytics

Reviewing your analytics can help you uncover the problems customers are looking to solve. Are more people clicking on a specific product or service page? Is there a specific blog that people visit on your site? How often do they download your assets?

Understanding these behaviors can help you find what works. You can also find gaps in the content you post, so you can generate more text to help you solve your audience’s problems.

Practice social listening

With so much conversation on social media, it can definitely be a tricky space to navigate if you’re not sure what you’re looking for. But if you are able to identify their presence on social networks, social listening becomes a tool you can use to find interesting blog topics to write about.

Follow hashtags, like pages or join groups related to your products and services. This way, you can uncover your audience’s conversations and even their pain points; but regardless, there is an abundance of blog topic ideas because people will always have conversations, old and new.

Rather than connecting with just one person, when you optimize your content properly, you have the ability to connect with everyone in a group.

Keyword tools to help you generate blog topic ideas

To help you get started, here are some keyword research tools you can use to generate ideas for blog topics people are looking for online.

Ahrefs: Ahrefs is a free keyword generator tool that helps you find relevant keywords from their database of over 8 billion queries. You can enter up to 10 words or phrases and even choose from one of six Keyword Idea Reports. What is even more useful is that the relevance of search queries can be divided between Google, Bing and Amazon and queries from seven other search engines.

Semrush: Semrush is another tool that helps you find keywords based on search queries and questions.

ReplyThePublic: AnswerThePublic is a tool that generates a visualization of the questions people ask about a topic. The good thing here is that there are so many topic groups that you will definitely find popular blog topics to suit you.

Google Keyword Planner: If you have an existing AdWords account, Google Keyword Planner allows you to find keywords with their statistics and popularity in the region of your choice.

Quora: When you enter a word or phrase on Quora, it generates a list of questions its users ask about a particular topic. You can even go further by filtering by type and selecting Questions or Topics. When you filter by topics, you’ll see how many times questions about that topic have been asked.

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7 Money-Making Side Business Ideas for African Writers https://metalhey.com/7-money-making-side-business-ideas-for-african-writers/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 11:00:03 +0000 https://metalhey.com/7-money-making-side-business-ideas-for-african-writers/ Offer independent services According to Smart Blogger, freelancing is one of the easiest ways to make money online as a writer. With multiple platforms offering employment opportunities, Africans can earn a decent income offering freelance writing services. Skilled African writers can earn money through freelance by registering on platforms and bidding for jobs on marketplaces. […]]]>

According to Smart Blogger, freelancing is one of the easiest ways to make money online as a writer. With multiple platforms offering employment opportunities, Africans can earn a decent income offering freelance writing services.

Skilled African writers can earn money through freelance by registering on platforms and bidding for jobs on marketplaces. So whether you are in Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Ghana or Kenya, starting a career as a freelance writer is lucrative. Also, platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer, Indeed, and ProBlogger are a few platforms that African writers can offer freelance services.

According to The Balance Small Business, self-publishing is ideal for authors to take control and publish their work without gatekeepers. It’s one of the most lucrative ways to make money in the writing industry. If you can write and self-publish books with valuable information for readers, consider a career in self-publishing.

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), Lulu and Kobo are reward platforms for African writers to self-publish and monetize books for stable passive income. Plus, you don’t need to write long, laborious, and time-consuming books to earn a decent income on self-publishing platforms.

According to Udemy, creating online courses is a great way for any writer to earn money without barriers in the industry. Most online courses include presentations and videos that are helpful to readers. African writers with a passion for teaching can earn a decent income and build a career through online courses.

If you have an email list of readers and can start an online course, online courses offer endless opportunities to earn money. Consider creating courses and leveraging video and social media platforms for readers to generate passive income on the African continent.

According to Make a Living Writing, creating a newsletter is a quick and lucrative way to make money in the writing industry. Newsletter writers make money by writing to build an audience of dedicated readers willing to pay for content.

Africans can improve their readership and build loyalty with a newsletter. The idea is to make money from paid subscribers by planning, writing, and marketing your content. Skilled African writers can make money from this idea in the industry without amassing a huge following.

According to The Urban Writers, producing and selling audiobooks is a quick and easy way to earn money and fans as a writer. While authors with popular books in the public domain earn $2,500 to $30,000 a year in passive income, Africans stand to benefit.

African writers with creativity and a savvy understanding of the market can generate passive income with audiobooks. The idea is to get a producer, a microphone, a quiet room and patience. Consider hiring a professional producer who can prepare audio files for services like ACX.

According to Better Marketing Pub, affiliate marketing is a smart way to make money as a writer in the creative industry. Skilled African writers with promotional and marketing skills can earn passive income with this idea without leaving the continent.

If you have a website or readers and can write or review products and services, consider an affiliate marketing career as a writer. You can write about products you’ve used or recommend products to others for a fee. Also, you can sell products with storytelling and adopt different marketing strategies to earn money with affiliate marketing.

According to Make a Living Writing, building an authority or niche website pays off for every writer. Skilled Africans who can write about a profitable niche can generate income with this idea. If you can cater to a specific audience or topic, consider niche or authority websites.

You can start with the business, health, relationships, pets, food, and travel industry and leverage the internet for readers and monetize your content. A niche website covers a specific topic in greater depth, and Africans with the skills can benefit from it.

African writers can earn money by offering freelance services, self-publishing books and creating online courses. You can make money by starting a newsletter, producing and selling audio books, doing affiliate marketing, and building an authority or niche website. African writers can earn a decent income with these proven ideas, but they require research. Now that you know the lucrative ideas for African writers, consider thoroughly researching each point before selection.

*Views expressed in this article are those of a Business Insider Africa contributor. It does not represent the views of the Business Insider Africa organization.

Olayinka Sodiq is a skilled copywriter with technical, analytical and writing experience gained over 5 years of in-house and freelance gigs. He is versed in finance, investments, technology, blockchain, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, etc.

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16 Side Business Ideas – Small Business Trends https://metalhey.com/16-side-business-ideas-small-business-trends/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:00:35 +0000 https://metalhey.com/16-side-business-ideas-small-business-trends/ If you’re looking for small business ideas, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss 16 different business ideas that you can start alongside. These are great small business ideas for beginners. What is a side business? So what is a side hustle or side business? It’s a way to earn […]]]>

If you’re looking for small business ideas, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will discuss 16 different business ideas that you can start alongside. These are great small business ideas for beginners.



What is a side business?

So what is a side hustle or side business? It’s a way to earn money outside of your full-time job. It could be something you are passionate about or just a way to earn some extra cash.

Side Hustling for extra cash in 2022

In 2022, there are many opportunities to start a lucrative business on the side. Starting an online business as a side hustle is a great way to earn money while learning new skills.

Why you should consider starting your own business as a side hustle

Starting a side business can be a very profitable business idea. Many people have turned their side businesses into full-time businesses. Here are 5 reasons why you should start a side business in 2022:

  • Earn extra money. A side hustle can provide additional income to help you achieve your financial goals.
  • Personal improvement. It’s a great way to learn new, in-demand skills that can help you in your career or personal life.
  • Proving ground. You can test your business ideas before committing to a full-time business venture.
  • Be more social. It’s a great way to meet new people and network.
  • Resign. You can make a lot of money with a side business. In some cases, it can replace your employment income.

Best ideas for a side business

If you are looking for a business idea, you have come to the right place. We’re about to dive into 16 of the best small business ideas you can start.

1. Photography business

If you are a photography enthusiast, here is a stampede idea for you. Why not start a photography business? You can make money selling your photos online, at local events, or you can have a successful wedding photography business.

2. Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants can help businesses with a variety of tasks, from scheduling appointments to customer service. You can work from home, be your own boss, and set your own schedule, which makes this a great side business idea.

3. Social Media Manager

Being a social media manager is a great way to help businesses with their social media presence. Companies pay a lot of money for social media managers to create and manage their social profiles.

4. Online Course Creator

Creating online courses is a great home business idea and a great way to make money online. You can create courses on anything from cooking to business, and you can sell them on sites like Udemy or Skillshare.

5. Blogger

Blogging is a great way to make money online with your own website. You can create your own blog or work as a guest blogger for another site. Either way, you can make money by sharing your unique perspective on different topics.

6. Wedding Planning Company

Wedding planning can be a very lucrative business, and it’s a great way to help couples plan the wedding of their dreams.

7. Landscaping company

As a landscaper, you can start a business that provides lawn care services, or you can specialize in landscaping for weddings and other events.

8. Graphic Design Company

Graphic designers are in demand and you can start a business to help companies with their branding and marketing materials.

More side hustle ideas for extra cash

Helping local businesses can sometimes be the best business idea as a side hustle, but here are a few other ideas that might interest you.

9. Sell items in online marketplaces

Do you have extra stuff in the house that you no longer want? Why not sell it online on sites like eBay or Facebook Marketplace? You can earn a little extra money and you might even find a buyer for that rare item you hold dear.

10. Rent a spare room on Airbnb

If you have an extra bedroom in your house or apartment, you can earn money by renting it out on Airbnb. You can meet interesting people from all over the world and you can earn extra money in the process.

11. Become an online tutor

Are you good at a particular subject? Then you can earn money by becoming an online tutor. You can tutor students over the Internet and set your own schedules.

12. Be a dog walker

If you love dogs, why not start a dog walking business? You can earn money by walking the dogs of people in your community who don’t have time to walk their own dogs.

13. Sell print-on-demand products

You can sell t-shirts, mugs, hats, and more in your own online store by uploading your own designs to sites like Amazon Merch, Zazzle, or Redbubble. And creating your own designs is easy with a free tool like Canva.

14. Personal trainer

If you are a fitness enthusiast, you can start a business as a personal trainer. You can help people get in shape, and you can earn extra money in the process.

15. Start a handyman business

Are you good at fixing things around the house? Then you can start a DIY business. You can help people with a variety of tasks, from painting to plumbing.

16. Start a cleaning business

Starting a cleaning business is a great way to make money, and it’s something you can do alone or with a team of people. You can clean homes, offices or even event venues.

What’s a good side business idea to make money?

The best side business ideas are those that help you make money by providing a needed service or filling a niche market. The best business ideas can also be something you are passionate about, like a hobby-based business. There are many opportunities to earn extra income with side businesses. Whatever side business you decide to start, be sure to check out A Guide to Taxes for Your Side Business.

What side business can you start with little money?

Affiliate marketing is one of the low cost business ideas that you can start with little to no money. And the great thing about affiliate marketing is that you can create passive income streams, which means you can make money while you sleep! All you need to get started is a quality website and content.

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Inexpensive Party Ideas | OMCP News https://metalhey.com/inexpensive-party-ideas-omcp-news/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://metalhey.com/inexpensive-party-ideas-omcp-news/ Scheduling a cheap date night is just plain convenient these days. Last year, before Americans keenly felt the pressure of soaring… Scheduling a cheap date night is just plain convenient these days. Last year, before Americans felt the pressure of galloping inflationonline dating site Zoosk found the average cost of a date in the United […]]]>

Scheduling a cheap date night is just plain convenient these days. Last year, before Americans keenly felt the pressure of soaring…

Scheduling a cheap date night is just plain convenient these days. Last year, before Americans felt the pressure of galloping inflationonline dating site Zoosk found the average cost of a date in the United States to be $97.67.

Planning a date, rather than focusing on cost, is the most important thing, according to Stefanie Safran, a matchmaker and dating coach in Chicago whose business and website is called Stef and the City. The more you plan, the more likely you are to control costs, says Safran. And if you come up with lots of date ideas, she says, you’ll seem prepared and able to offer a slew of suggestions, rather than the usual (and expensive) routine of dinner and a movie.

Plus, Safran says, “you don’t want your date to think you didn’t put any effort into your dating idea.”

[READ: The Best Free Dating Sites.]

If you’re looking for inexpensive party ideas, we’ve got you covered. Some of them are more suitable for established couples, while others can work as first dates.

– To cook.

— Making s’mores in front of a fireplace.

— Gazing at the stars.

– Visit a museum.

— Host a game night.

— Organize a movie marathon.

— Visit a farmer or a flea market.

— Go to a dog park.

— Go on a hike.

– Go play kite.

— Play tennis or pickleball.

– Go for a walk.

– Candle light dinner.

— Attend a quiz night.

— Organize a treasure hunt.

To cook

Cook a special or gourmet dinner together, recommends Nicole Graham, a District of Columbia-based lifestyle and relationship coach on Womenio.com, a lifestyle blog for women. “cook a meal with your partner is a great opportunity to spend some quality time together,” says Graham.

“Experiment with a new dish or get some items you don’t buy regularly,” she says. “Prepare drinks and enjoy them on your terrace. Whatever drink you want, serving it at home will likely be much cheaper than buying it somewhere.

Make s’mores in a fire pit

S’mores are delicious and a fire is romantic. And if you opt for a fire outside, it might be safer and healthier for a first or second date, Safran points out, during the pandemic.

stargazing

Go outside for an affordable and romantic date. “If you live in an area that isn’t densely populated, you might be able to see a decent amount of stars in the sky. Grab a blanket, look up, and be amazed. This vibe can’t be beat,” says Graham.

For the ultimate cheap date night, Graham adds, you might not even have to leave your backyard.

Tana Williams, personal finance blogger at DebtFreeForties.com and resident of Hilliard, Ohio, backs the idea of ​​looking up at the sky as a cheap date night. She says her area has a local astronomy park for stargazing at night.

“They have programs about twice a month where you can rent one of their telescopes or bring your own. Pack a picnic and a blanket, and it’s a great romantic evening to learn, relax, and enjoy the skies,” Williams says.

Visit a museum

It can be a cheap night out, although many museums aren’t open in the evening, so it might make more sense to go out in the afternoon.

Williams says there are plenty of ways to save on museums, which can otherwise be quite expensive to visit.

“There are lots of ways to save on tickets, like looking at free or discounted days you can attend. Bank of America runs an annual promotion that offers free tickets on a specific weekend if you have one of their credit cards,” says Williams. “You can also get discounted museum entry if you have a military or student ID. However, my favorite creative way to enter a museum for free? Check your local library. They often have passes that you can check, use and return.

Host a game night

It’s a simple and obvious idea — and yet it’s probably not the first thing you think of when considering dating ideas. But if you get out of Monopoly, Scrabble, or your board game of choice, you’ll probably have fun.

“I love doing this stuff with my husband,” says Sherry Morgan, founder of Petsolino, a website loaded with pet information based in Beckley, West Virginia. “You can bond and have fun playing board games and yes, eating pizza and fries too. I also like to play card games. This is another really fun thing to do, especially if you’re a competitor.

Host a movie marathon

Browse your streaming service for movies you both would like. “Who doesn’t love movies?” Morgan asks. “Just have a relaxing night in your living room or even in your garden with prepared movies, fries and drinks.”

Visit a farmer’s market or flea market

Set a budget before you go, of course. This is another cheap date to schedule during the day.

“You can look around, have a cup of coffee, go out and walk around,” Morgan says. “Maybe try some delicious bites or buy a carrot. It doesn’t matter, it’s fun when you do it together.

Go to a dog park

Safran offers it to couples who have a dog. A date at the dog park can be a great way to exercise your dog while having a potentially fun and inexpensive date.

Go on a hike

This date is also better suited to the day. Mike Earl, partner and director of wealth management at The Wealth Group in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, says he and his wife enjoy using AllTrails.com to find hiking trails at home and while traveling.

“We found trails within a 10 minute drive of our house that we had never heard of before. There are a lot of hidden gems there,” Earl says.

Go play kite

Safran suggests this, and the way she paints a picture, it looks appealing. “We have a kite festival in Chicago,” she says, “and there are lots of areas where you can fly a kite. And if you fly a kite at the park, you also have people selling ice cream and snow cones.

If the weather is nice and you and your date manage to fly a kite and grab some ice cream later, that’s pretty much the definition of an affordable and meaningful date.

Play tennis or pickleball

Sports can be a cheap but fun date. “Outdoor tennis and pickleball courts are easy to find and free,” says Earl. “You can buy a new racquet on Amazon for around $30, or you can use it for even less.”

For those unfamiliar with pickleball, it’s basically a sport that’s been around since 1965 but really caught on during the pandemic. It is a mixture of badminton, table tennis and tennis.

Go for a walk

This is similar to the idea of ​​hiking, although a walk can be anywhere – not just in the woods. Take a walk around your neighborhood or maybe in a lovely downtown area or around a lake in a park.

“Walking dates are becoming extremely popular, and dating experts can see why,” says Samantha Moss, an Oakesdale, Washington-based writer and content ambassador at Romantific, a relationship advice website for women.

“Relatively free and laid-back, going for a walk has been the first-date choice for some because it doesn’t put pressure on either person. Walking dates are also good for dating partners. for a long time, especially for young parents who want to stick to their budget,” says Moss.

Candle light dinner

Sure, it sounds like cooking, but it could work even if you’re getting food delivered and aren’t planning on doing much for your evening. Candles suddenly give more seriousness to a ho-hum date.

As Moss points out, “Any meal can be special with the right ambiance, and with candles lighting up the room, you’ll be in a different mood.” Soft lighting changes the atmosphere and creates a more romantic and intimate environment.

“Put on some soft music and be in the mood for romance and candlelight, even if you’re just eating a home-cooked or take-out meal,” she suggests.

Attend a quiz night

Sure, you could both play a game of Trivial Pursuit at home, but your evening will probably feel less mundane if you go to a bar, pub or restaurant that’s hosting a quiz night. You’ll spend a little money – but unless you’re drinking a lot of drinks, you shouldn’t spend a fortune.

Organize a treasure hunt

This creative date idea would work best if you’ve been dating for a little while, and obviously it only really works if you pair up on your date while searching for items on the scavenger list.

But the main point is that cheap dates work best when the idea is either unique or at least associated with an emotional experience.

“If you go on a date and say, ‘That’s where I normally go,’ that doesn’t sound very special,” says Safran. “You don’t want your date to think it’s just another date and you can’t be bothered to be creative.”

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Inexpensive party ideas originally appeared on usnews.com

Update 6/17/22: This story was previously published on an earlier date and has been updated with new information.

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Personal Loan Marketing Ideas to Attract More Customers Online https://metalhey.com/personal-loan-marketing-ideas-to-attract-more-customers-online/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 20:12:41 +0000 https://metalhey.com/personal-loan-marketing-ideas-to-attract-more-customers-online/ As getting a personal loan is the best way to meet personal financial needs, people often search and apply for instant loans online. This is the reason why loan companies must adopt advanced and reliable marketing strategies that match the needs and demands of modern customers. The personal loan market in the United States is […]]]>

As getting a personal loan is the best way to meet personal financial needs, people often search and apply for instant loans online. This is the reason why loan companies must adopt advanced and reliable marketing strategies that match the needs and demands of modern customers. The personal loan market in the United States is exploding and getting ahead of competitors can help loan companies attract more customers.

Whether you’re a personal loan officer or an agency, here are some effective personal loan marketing ideas you can adopt right now to attract more clients.

Optimize your website for search engines and mobile

Search engine optimization is one of the best and most effective digital marketing techniques to reach your potential customers when they search for the products or services you offer. Optimizing your personal loan website for search engines using relevant keywords can get your business in front of more people looking for personal loans. Along with doing SEO, you also need to optimize your website for mobile devices because nearly 2 billion people use smartphones worldwide. Payday LV is the best example of mobile optimized website as it is very easy to view on different mobile devices. Mobile-friendly websites also tend to rank higher on search engine results pages, in line with Google’s mobile approach.

Content marketing to provide useful information

Content marketing is another best marketing idea for loan companies to attract more customers. In this digital world, more than 85% of consumers expect their favorite brands to provide informative and useful content. So don’t disappoint your audience and start creating valuable and informative content for your personal loan website and other online profiles. You can write about loan guides, fill out loan application forms and best loan deals, compare loan providers, or tell interesting stories about your business or clients. Be sure to create content in different formats, such as blog posts, social media posts, e-books, podcasts, and infographics, etc. This helps you fulfill your audience’s desire for content in different ways.

Up-to-date social media profiles

Everyone uses social media these days and most people check social media sites to find trusted and trustworthy brands to buy products or services online. As a personal loan provider, you should also be present on popular social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter etc. Social media is a powerful marketing medium to promote your loan offers and consume information from potential customers. Having a social media profile with outdated business information and content is as useless as sending a package to the wrong address. Make sure your business details are accurate and updated on your social media profiles. This will help your customers reach and contact you easily.

Targeted PPC ads

Yes, you can appear in the top search engine results through paid advertising campaigns such as PPC ads. It’s the best way to spend money on marketing to reach your specific target audience. You can show PPC ads for particular keywords focused on needs-based queries. This helps you market your business to people who are about to make final decisions. However, you need to choose the right keywords to bid on so you can generate more leads and convert them easily. PPC campaigns help you target a particular audience in selective areas.

Online reviews

In this digital age of life, having a strong digital footprint is more important than ever to attract more customers online. Having a ton of positive reviews can help potential customers know who you are, whether or not you’re trusted, and whether you can do exactly what they want. Modern consumers look to reviews to check the credibility and trustworthiness of the brands they are about to connect with. That’s the reason; your personal loan company must also have enough positive reviews and referrals to attract potential customers and gain trust.

To get more reviews, make the review process easier for your customers. Send them thank you notes to show their gratitude and ask for reviews. Creating profiles on local business directories like Yelp is another best way to encourage people to share their thoughts on your products or services.

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JOHN BRUMETT: Surplus of ideas https://metalhey.com/john-brumett-surplus-of-ideas/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:10:43 +0000 https://metalhey.com/john-brumett-surplus-of-ideas/ Last week’s column about the dubious idea of ​​using the state’s one-time surplus money to begin a likely ongoing improvement in Arkansas teacher salaries has spawned a pushback that is both resentful and substantial. . Let us first dispense with the tired old one. There was the cliched grumpiness that teachers didn’t deserve a raise […]]]>

Last week’s column about the dubious idea of ​​using the state’s one-time surplus money to begin a likely ongoing improvement in Arkansas teacher salaries has spawned a pushback that is both resentful and substantial. .

Let us first dispense with the tired old one.

There was the cliched grumpiness that teachers didn’t deserve a raise because they only worked nine months a year and enjoyed a sweet retirement for glorified babysitting. This is meanness and anti-education spiel.

There was the guy from Springdale who wrote to say that schools are a local responsibility and everyone should do like the good people of his boom town by voting local taxes on themselves for better pay for teachers.

Indeed, boomtowns are in vogue. But the state constitution says education is a state responsibility and the state supreme court has made that clear.

It’s a disadvantage, I understand, to be blessed in your rich town but burdened by the state’s association with poor towns. You can still use your money for a state constitutional amendment initiative removing the words that make equitable education a state responsibility. You could make education a matter of local autonomy. So, you would no longer have to worry about culturally disadvantaged children being mistakenly born somewhere else.

Now on to the higher quality pushback: I was challenged to use a one-time cash surplus for teacher increases passed on to future budget years. The counterpoint is that the accelerated reduction in the income tax rate that the Legislature intends to approve in special session this summer amounts to the same use of one-time money for outstanding obligations.

In fact, some lawmakers who oppose one-time money for teacher raises want to use the surplus to pass federal amortization schedules to help small businesses and farmers in Arkansas threatened by rising tuition. wages and inflation prices.

I am asked: is it not a choice as to the use of the single money? The answer is yes.

We need to review how we got here.

It is mainly because we produced this massive surplus because the federal government sent us borrowed money to bail us out during the downturn in the economy due to the virus. Then we made tight budgets out of concern for the uncertainties of the economy as it emerged from the virus. Then the post-virus economy exploded. Then all of this was amplified by inflation, by higher wages producing more state payroll deductions and higher tax collections on what those higher wages were buying.

So we’re looking at a record $1.47 billion in “unencumbered revenue” on June 30, the end of the state’s fiscal year.

Traditionally, conservative fiscal prudence in Arkansas has been to use one-time surpluses for one-time capital improvements. That’s how we built our buildings, paid out bonuses, and built up emergency relief funds.

This time, Governor Asa Hutchinson claimed gas prices were so high and had hurt our rural state’s pickup truck work culture so badly that he wanted to tap into some of the big surplus to send relief to people. He pitched the ideas of other states to suspend state gasoline taxes for a while or send relief checks to all taxpayers.

Lawmakers opposed it. They said experiences from other states show that gasoline tax suspensions were quickly eaten up by rising prices. They said the state lacked the tracking capacity to get the relief checks to the right people efficiently.

Still in love with cutting income taxes, Republican lawmakers have instead proposed that we simply accelerate the schedule of income tax rate cuts already approved. Hutchinson looked at $1.47 billion and said okay.

Then lawmakers proposed depreciation tax cuts for small businesses. Then Hutchinson came up with the idea of ​​improving education in Arkansas.

Then, after Uvalde, Hutchinson proposed spending $50 million in capital expenditures to make schools safer from mass shootings. It is a traditional use.

So, yes, it’s a choice. Doing any of these non-traditional things is risky. Doing two at once is a mistake. To do all three would be malfeasance.

So we have to classify them. I would go with teacher salaries. But there’s no way Republican lawmakers would opt for that over general income tax relief.

It’s pretty clear that lowering taxes will be the top priority. Damping should be three. Teacher salaries will keep the pressure on the middle.

What I know for sure is that we shouldn’t dare to do all three and then hand over the state budget to Sarah Sanders and her promise to “phase out”, not “reduce”, the income tax.

It’s a good way to put yourself in a difficult situation.

John Brummett, whose column appears regularly in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is a member of the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame. Email him at [email protected] Read his Twitter feed @johnbrummett.

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