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Weekly Round-Up #306: Are Freelancers Happy? Socks Are Now Smart & Conversational Commerce

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Weekly Round-Up #306: Are Freelancers Happy? Socks Are Now Smart & Conversational Commerce

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fund and productive week.

This week we take a look at how stressed freelancers can still be happy, how socks are now incredibly smart and why you need to add conversational commerce to your business tool kit.

85% Of Freelancers Are Stressed, Unhealthy & Inactive, But Still Happy – OfficeNeedle

A global online survey set out to find out about work and health habits of
freelancers, whether they are happy, sleeping well, under stress, and more.

In this article OfficeNeedle unearths some surprising facts about freelancing – for example for a massive 84% Freelancing is their only job and 15% feel overworking has an extreme effect on their mental health.

Check out the article for more facts that may make you look at freelancing a little differently.

DIY Guide To Cleaning Your Shower And Bathtub Drain – Maid For You

Do you just bung some drain cleaner down the plughole and hope for the best? Yes, I am guilty as charged! There’s a better way to go about it though so read Maid For You’s guide and have your drains looking and smelling brand new

Fitness Industry Statistics 2021-2028 – RunRepeat

The fitness industry is poised for incredible growth post-pandemic, with fitness trends undergoing a seismic shift away from gyms and towards outdoors, home fitness, and digital options. Although each segment in the industry is looking to provide consumers the benefits of exercise, they are in direct competition with one another to stand out as the best option.

To better understand the current state of the fitness industry and the future of fitness, RunRepeat researched and analyzed hundreds of studies on each individual segment and compiled them into an overview of 15+ fitness industry statistics.

Smart Socks: Footwear For People That Like To Think On Their Feet – SinoKnit

Did you know that before the invention of knitting and weaving technology, people stuffed grass into their shoes to add comfort and keep moisture away from their feet? Today, a new wave of technological innovations is pushing
socks that offer superpowers: the ability to generate heat in mid-winter, monitor diabetes, track steps, provide feedback on running technique, and even assist in finding a lost half of a sock pair.

Don’t believe us? Check out the article from SinoKnit who can tell you all about the non-traditional sock behaviour you might not be aware of!

Music & Stress: The Power Of Music For Stress Relief – PlayTheTunes

Music can affect in your brain in all sorts of amazing ways. One of the ways we want to cover is music & stress, and how music is able to relax your brain. It is proven to improve the overall quality of life and well-being of the people. It can alleviate pain, anxiety, and even depression.

So, do you want to know the link between music and stress? Check out this article from PlayTheTunes to find out more.

How To Increase REM Sleep And Why It’s Important | Nm – National Mattress

The quality of sleep you get is just as important the duration of how long
you rest. Learn how you can get more REM sleep with sleeping tips from National Mattress and better understand why it is important for your health.

100+ Impressive WordPress Statistics – Manaferra

WordPress is the go-to option for most looking to launch a website. The number of WordPress websites in 2021 is a staggering 708 million (a number we extracted by comparing user percentage and the total number of websites).

This article from Manaferra has over 100 interesting WordPress stats that you might find surprising.

Conversational Commerce Stats & Trends 2022 – WebsiteBuilderExpert

Have you heard of conversational commerce? Think it’s just another industry buzzword or marketing gimmick? Think again!

WebsiteBuilderExpert takes a look at what conversational commerce is, highlights real world examples, and discusses how businesses can use it to their advantage.

Eco Car Insurance: How To Insure A Green Vehicle (2022) – Motor1

Eco car insurance helps offset some of the carbon footprint made by automobiles by investing part of a company’s profits in environmental support. Some eco car insurance companies also reward drivers’
eco-friendly actions, such as driving less and buying environmentally responsible cars.

Also known as green auto insurance, the concept is pretty similar to coverage from the best auto insurance companies except that eco car insurance also works to support the environment. It does so in a few ways that Motor1 discusses in this article.

Easily Avoidable Reasons Users Are Leaving Your Website – South Made Marketing

Poor loading times may not be the only reason that people are leaving your website after a few seconds. Retention is a key metric that a lot of companies don’t really consider when looking into their analytics and SEO strategy.

So why are people not staying on your website? It’s not good for business, but fortunately an easy fix and South Made Marketing will walk you through the steps you need to take to fix it.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

About The Author
Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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