Taking A Look At Your Finances

by admin on August 15, 2016

So we’re more than half way through the year. How are your finances going? Not sure you want to answer that one right? Well don’t fear, you’re certainly not alone. Most people are still shaking off the tinsel and extra pounds (monetary that is) from Christmas and it’s well documented that this is the time to get on top of your finances to ensure the rest of 2013 is financial gold.



1) Short Term Finance


Lots of people are scared or put off by short term finance and payday loans, but websites like Quick Quid and Wonga make things slightly easier to understand. If you read the advice and make sure you fully understand the terminology and agreements involved then payday loans and short term finance could be a great option for getting your finances back on track and glowing in 2013. Just be mindful of the common pitfalls, and if used correctly, can help you in the short term.


2) Setting Allowances


It might seem like your being taken back to school days when Mum and Dad would allocate out pocket money, but there’s a reason they did this – it’s good practice for the real world, and its an excellent way of saving money. If you set up a direct debit so that a percentage of your earnings goes into a savings account each month then you’ll have to start working with less money – and you’ll be saving without even realising it. This principle applies personal & business finance. You can cut your regular outgoings by looking at expenses like home & office cleaning. Try companies like www.servicemasterglasgow.co.uk  – see facebook.com/servicemasterofficecleaningglasgow – for more details or to see if economies can be made.


3) Avoid Offers


If you see a sale sticker or reduced label and rush to throw it in the trolley, just ask yourself, would you buy all that food or two pairs of jeans normally? Isn’t it more likely that the food will pass it’s sell by date before you get the chance to eat it, meaning you’ll have spent that little bit extra on gone off grub. And will you wear those pair of jeans you bought for half price? Offers can be the bane of any money-conscious person’s life, they creep up unannounced demanding you buy, buy, buy and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Ok, so perhaps a little dramatic, but seriously, leave the unwanted bargains alone.


4) Stop Comparing Yourself To Others


It’s a slippery slope, asking a friend how they’re coping in 2013 may seem like a bit of light relief if they’re in the same financial situation. But what if your friend or family member happens to be doing incredibly well for themselves – it’s going to make you feel bad, that’s what. On the other hand if you really re struggling they may be able to help take up some of the slack.


If your finances aren’t looking as rosy as you’d first hoped for 2013 the perhaps you need a rethink of how you see them. Some people are lucky enough to borrow an injection of cash from a relative or friend but not everyone is that lucky. Save money and work on leveraging your current skills.








Most of your life will be led either at your work or in your home. As a result, your emotional well-being will be positively or negatively influenced by your home-life ambiance. When you make your home your sanctuary, it will always be there to provide you with rest, recuperation, and calming time when you need it.

Many people think of home improvements as major jobs like kitchen or bathroom refurbishments, but one of the easiest improvements you can implement – and one which can make a huge difference to the way you and others see your home – is to have it professionally cleaned, either as a one-off job like a spring clean, or else on a regular basis. Cleaning firms like Proclean Domestic Cleaning Glasgow  will be able to attend to this for you for a modest sum. And if you own property as an investment they can also provide you with services like end of tenancy cleaning as well  see http://proclean-glasgow.com/end-of-tenancy-cleaning-glasgow.

Your home should evoke feelings of contentment. Every home has its flaws, but too many problems can affect the comfort and appeal it should offer you. Some people don’t consider comfort to be an important feature of a home, but it’s extremely important for a happy life. Comfort issues should be addressed rather than avoided. Replace that hard, lumpy sofa or the desk chair that leaves you in pain. You should have not have to struggle to access your storage space. Change the layout of the space, or make sure you have appropriate tools like ladders and stools to reach high shelves. If you keep hitting the corners of a coffee table, it is wise to just get rid of it, and purchase an oval or round one. Your life will be greatly enhanced by these small improvements.

Maximize the space that you currently have, but do not rule out the option of building extra storage space. Keeping your home organized can make the difference between a livable space and utter chaos.

You should add more fun-filled areas to your home. Some great recreational additions are swimming pools, hot tubs, and basketball hoops.

When you are going to be changing the ambiance of a room, it would be good to consider your lighting scheme. Lighting systems can really increase the overall function and appeal of a room. Think about putting in light fixtures near dark corners or updating existing fixtures with brighter ones. Changing out light fixtures is a quick and easy project for even a beginner at the DIY game.

You may want to try growing something lush and green in a garden. Use a small part of your yard as a vegetable garden, or plant flowers around your mailbox. Even if you cannot do this on your own, a gardener can help and still give your yard the same effect. Another benefit of greenery is an improvement of air.

An update to the outside of your home can be a source of pride and enjoyment for you. Enhance your home’s curb appeal with new windows, siding or roofing. Remodel your home’s exterior, and enjoy its enhanced curb appeal.

Having a home you really enjoy can increase your general happiness since you spend so much time there. This means it’s smart to select improvement projects that not only add value to your home, but also will make you happy.


Mobile Marketing Understood

by admin on April 7, 2016

Do you have any idea what mobile marketing is? Have you heard of SMS Marketing?Do you use mobile marketing plan? If you have a plan in place already, are you looking to improve it? Is your mobile marketing strategy working with or against your business? Are you using your mobile marketing plan to your advantage? Mobile marketing is set to become increasingly more important for business owners. As with most business disciplines there are a few dos & don’ts you need to embrace to be successful. Here are a few of our top suggestions:

Don’t hassle your customers or contact list with useless messages. Always make sure that whenever you send a message it is relevant and worthy of their attention. A good example is in the field of commercial cleaning or office cleaning. Companies can use messaging to advise of arrival & departure time of remote staff. This way, they are actually adding valuer to their customer, not simply annoying them with calls that are not required. Unnecessarily contacting your customers with frequent, irrelevant messages is a sure way to destroy even the most carefully planned-our marketing campaign. A good rule-of-thumb is to make sure anything you send out is something that you would want to receive yourself and is something from which the recipient can derive some use.

It’s essential to bear in mind that your entire campaign should be built around your customers and prospective customers. It therefore follows that you need to be aware of your customers needs and wants if you want to properly market to them through mobile formats. For example,If your customers is in the landlords insurance market or the overseas travel market, to name but two at random, you need to ensure that you develop a campaign that reaches out to their core audience or potential audience. If you don’t know what your customers want,  the task of marketing and selling to those customers suddenly becomes doubly difficult

Any messages you send should be short and to the point. Don’t bore your prospects with long-winded messages. Ensure your communications can be digested and understood quickly and easily.

Take these simple tips into account and you could soon be on the way to a more successful marketing campaign



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