Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you’ve had a fun and productive week
This week we look at whether you should hire a virtual assistant, some home fire safety tips and how you can make decisions with a magic 8 ball.
I’m sure we’re all aware of the benefits of delegation – it frees up our time so we can concentrate on other perhaps more important topics, it reduces stress levels and can also give the person we delegate to a much needed moral boost as they’re being trusted with something.
But what if you don’t have anyone to delegate to? Perhaps you work for yourself or don’t have anyone suitable you can pass your work to – well that’s where a Virtual Assistant (VA) comes in.
A VA can take care of your admin tasks – scheduling appointments, replying to general queries etc. but if you’re not sure whether outsourcing is right for you then Telsec breaks it all down for you.
An Ultimate Guide To Home Fire Safety – LightAndCozy
I am sure we’re all aware of the importance of having smoke alarms in your home, but what other equipment should you consider and what type of hazards are there around the house that you might not have thought about?
LightAndCozy looks at some important fire safety tips which are especially useful if you have teenagers or elderly people in the home.
Psychometric Tests – Everything You Need To Know 2023 – Psychometric Success
If you’re looking to change jobs, as part of the interview process you might be asked to take part in a psychometric test. Don’t worry! It’s not some weird kind of psychological experiment, instead it’s a test that will evaluate your skills, personality or other aspects of mental ability.
So if you want to be prepared then this article will break down what psychometric tests are, why they’re used, the common types of tests and some example questions to help you get ready for your interview.
The 25 Best Core Exercises For Runners – Runner’s Blueprint
You might think that in order to get fit you can just pop on your trainers and go for a run but it’s not that simple.
If you’re serious about running or, more importantly, want to avoid injury then it’s essential you work on your core muscles as well. Your core helps everything from posture to improving your gait so it’s important not to leave it out of your exercise routine.
If you ever need to create a graphic – maybe you’re putting together a presentation for work, or a flyer for a charity event you’re organising – it’s really annoying to find the perfect image only for it to be on a background that doesn’t fit in with your overall design.
Fotor has a free version that allows you to remove the background, blur it or make other minor edits (paid tiers have more tools available) so you should be able to make your image fit into your design seamlessly.
I am terrible at making decisions – so much so that I have a link to a coin flipping website on my home screen. But what if you want the answer to a more complicated question? Well how about you ask the Magic 8 Ball?
Just like the “toy” you probably played with when you were younger you can ask the 8 ball any question and it will give you an answer – it might not be the one you were hoping for, you have been warned!
I know a lot of people have turned away from shopping on Amazon – from it’s shady practices when it comes to paying (or not paying) tax to the way they treat employees, there’s a lot to put you off funding Jeff Bezos’ next rocket trip.
But did you know that a lot of small businesses sell through Amazon and if you shop with them you’ll be helping them out? Sure a percentage of the sale will still go to Jeff but at least a small business that you otherwise wouldn’t have know about will be getting some money.
To make it easier to see whether you’re dealing with a small business or the retailer itself they’re rolling out a “small business badge”. Find out more from Fluid who has screen shots so you know what to be on the look out for.
11 Must-See Virtual Gardens In The UK – Master Manchester
If you can’t get out and about don’t let that stop you from enjoying some of the best gardens in the UK in a virtual setting.
Master Manchester has put together a list of “must see” gardens that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home (or office cubicle if you prefer).
From Kew to Higrove (home of the King himself) there’s a garden to suit most tastes and most tours are on YouTube so you can watch them anywhere you have an internet signal.
Average Website Conversion Rates In 5 Key Industries – Website Builder Expert
Getting a visitor to complete an action is called a “conversion” and they are instrumental to having a successful website. In order to understand how your website is doing you need to set up your conversion metrics, that might be a newsletter sign-up or selling a product. But how do you know if your conversion rates are good? Website Builder Expert breaks down the conversion rates in 5 industries so you can see how your online business is faring.
Comprehensive Guide To Hearing Loss – Aging In Place
As someone who has suffered from hearing problems all my life, I understand how important a sense it is. Losing my hearing periodically is no fun but fortunately mine is usually short-lived if I get treatment. When you’re getting older though hearing loss is not so easily reversed unfortunately.
In this article Aging In Place breaks down the types of hearing loss, why hearing loss occurs, the signs your hearing might be deteriorating and how you can continue to live a full life even if you’re having trouble with your hearing.
Have A Great Week
Until next time, Stay Productive!