Would You Like To Download A TV Series?

The internet has given us the ability to purchase so many things. From books, novelty items, electronic gadgets, music and even to videos, these can be purchased online. You’re not even limited to this country alone; you can go as far as Asia if you want to order in bulk or just something in retail as long as you have the money to pay for it.

One of the easiest things to purchase online are movies. You don’t need to pay for the shipping fee since it will be downloaded directly to your computer. The list of movies is virtually unlimited; you can watch any movies produced in any year. Even the lesser known movies are on the catalog in most of the movie sites that offer pay per download.

But these sites are not only limited to movies alone. These sites also feature TV series. As easy as you can download movies, it’s also easy to download TV series that you always liked. For people on the go, the ability to download these series and watch them at our own convenience is heaven sent.

When we have the ability to download TV series, we’ll be able to watch them anytime and how many times that we want. This advantage has been realized long ago, even before TiVo was introduced to the general public. Instead of letting your TiVo all the work of recording your favorite show or if you don’t have TiVo at your home, you can just go online and watch the show that you like anytime. After you download the series, you can just burn them and watch them with your friends in your very own home theater.

Now, it has even been made more convenient. There are lots of TV fanatics right now that are so busy they can’t just sit down in front of the TV to watch their favorite series. It’s now changed because of the PMPs (portable media players) that we can bring where ever we go. Instead of burning to DVDs after we download TV series, you can transfer the TV series to your iPod or any other media players that you can bring anywhere. While traveling you can catch up on the shows that you missed or even in your break time you can watch an episode or two.

With the ability to download TV series directly from video sites, it’s practically impossible to miss any single episode of your favorite TV series.

Graphic Design Classes Teach Cutting Edge Techniques

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, images and messages must change from traditional paper and ink printed texts to digital imagery and computer generated graphics. Keeping current with ever-changing methods of communication and advertising is the only way businesses and industries can compete. Consumers demand attractive methods for grabbing their attention. Therefore, employers hire graphic design professionals to meet this need, and as a result, employment opportunities for artists and designers are dramatically increasing. The most proficient designers prove their worth and credibility by completing classes at the college level.

Completing graphic design classes is a must for anyone who likes to work with commercial graphics. In these classes, you learn techniques using digital graphics, computer imaging and production so this knowledge can be applied to your job designing advertising for print and web media or for use in the film industry. In one class, Computer Graphic Illustration, develop digital drawing skills for publishing items in print, the Web or other media. You learn to draw using a vector-based drawing system. This enables you to create technical illustrations, diagrams, logos, cartoons, clip art and complex geometric patterns. As a designer, take the drawing and import it to other media software such as motion graphic designs, digital graphic or 3D software.

The course Digital Imaging Processing teaches skills using Adobe Photoshop. Become proficient in graphic and web design using digital illustrations. Create texture and bump maps for 3D models or animation and learn photo restoration. Take your study with 3D a step further when you enroll in Computer Animation Processing. Using the program Maya, you build digital models and hone your craft in 3D animation and software.

Perhaps you want to develop a 3D movie; classes such as Motion Graphics help achieve this personal goal. Study how to develop visual effects for film, video, DVD and the Web. Learn to integrate these skills among various computer software programs to produce high quality work and the movie you want. If 3D is not your first love, perhaps the course Interactive Media Design is more appealing. Plan and create animation using Adobe Flash Player. Create movies and banner ads as well as interactive presentations and websites to post to the World Wide Web. No matter your choice, a design class can teach you the art of digital visual effects and animation.

Other graphic design classes teach how to create and build a website. Develop a website and use an HTML table for webpage layouts. Learn to update and manage websites with file transfer protocol, FTP.

During your coursework, be prepared to build relationships and networks with other students while in the design lab. Here you can work collaboratively on projects, ask for or offer guidance to others. These relationships that you build can make you a better student and designer and aid in future employment opportunities. Working with various people gives you the chance to develop lasting connections that can remain with you throughout your career as a graphic designer.

With a graphic designing career, you enter an exciting and constantly changing field. No other time in history has technology played such a vital role in communication throughout the world. These classes will prepare you to participate, and possibly change, a part of history.

Opportunities to Work at Home for No Fee

Computers and the Internet have opened many possibilities for working at home that were previously impractical. Some of these jobs can be fully performed online, others with a combination of phone and computer, and still others partially performed online.

Such jobs can be full time (sometimes with benefits like insurance), regular part time, or freelance.

I. Know what you're looking for: job or business

So as to avoid confusion, we are distinguishing here between a job with an employer or independent contractor (for freelance work) on the one side and an being an independent business owner working directly for customers and clients on the other.

In the latter case, one is expected to provide whatever money, equipment, resources, inventory, housing, and so on that are necessary or convenient for customers and clients to purchase what you offer. For example in a typical work multi-level marketing business opportunity, there may be fees for joining, housing at least a minimum of company inventory for display purposes, brochures, website extension, training, or whatever. Or if you own a shoe store franchise, you pay to lease space and pay wholesale for shoes that you hope to sell for retail prices.

That is not what we are talking about. If you are being hired as a regular employee or land a contract for a freelance project, why would your employer demand a fee from you as a condition for being hired to do work for which your employer pays you? Does that make sense? No

II. What fees may be for

The reason I mention that is that online there are a lot of work at home opportunities that start by asking for a fee or investment of some kind upfront in order to make money.

Fees make sense for independent business owners, not for employees … unless we are talking about fees for something else.

For example in the case of the reputable Arise.com, fees are charged for a background check on the applicant and for training to become credentialed in online and at-home customer service work. A bit of equipment is needed too, such as a landline and headset with microphone.

That way Arise can assure potential employers that their at-home customer service workers meet certain minimum standards and are equipped for the kinds of positions the employers want filled. A bit like paying tuition for a college degree.

You may not want to pay such fees, but at least their purpose is legitimate and understandable.

Among less reputable companies offering work at home opportunities, the purpose of the fees may be hidden … and the promises great. They promise much, take your money, and then deliver less than as promised … and often, good luck getting a refund.

At other times the fees (like on some job boards) may be to advertise your need for a work at home job or for training materials or help making a resume, and these may be helpful or not your cup of tea.

III. Some "no fee" opportunities

In the former case, take Elance.com, oDesk.com, and Guru.com, each for freelance work. These sites (and others like them) are clear homes that connect people who are willing to pay for whatever project they want done with those ready and capable to do the project. There are fees for the ones looking wanting to get paid for work, but there are less attractive "no fee" membership versions.

Check out Fiverr.com for a similar similar "no fee" arrangement.

Another idea is to apply for a position advertised for a business site, but request it be moved to a home setting. This will not suit many jobs, so be sure it is feasible. If one already has the position, it would be easier to know if it could be moved to your home.

An employer might be persuaded if he or she could pay a lower salary on account of the absence of commuter costs and possibly office overhead costs. You will need to provide some justification as to why the job could be performed at least as efficiently at home. You employer may need to make special arrangements, such as lending you equipment or granting remote database access or shuttling paperwork, so consider that also.

As examples, writing (website pages, blog posts, textbooks, white papers, etc.), computer coding, language translation, some data entry (beware of scams!) And transcription, sales, and tutoring may become work at home jobs for no fee. But in the end, your creativity and persistence is key to the pay off.

So Just What is Affiliate Marketing?

I had a conversation with a friend today about a new web site that we're planning for him. I brought up the subject of "Affiliate Marketing" and suggested that we incorporated that into his new site.

His response was familiar, as I find that most people do not really understand what affiliate marketing is and how it can add revenue to your bottom line. Here is this article to try and shed a little light on the subject.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing, simply put, is when you Sell Other People's Stuff (SOPS). This can really be as simple as making a recommendation on your web site and getting rewarded for it.

Now, word-of-mouth-marketing has been around forever. Think about how many times you go to see a good movie or eat at a great new restaurant and then tell your friends about it. This is all great and happens everyday. Unfortunately in most cases, however, there is no easy way for that movie theater, restaurant, (or any other brick and mortar business) to track your referral and reward you for it. Would not it be great if they could, and they would send you some money for every referral you sent them ??

Affiliate Marketing works in an online world because technology allows the online merchant to track the referrals that you send to their web site through a special link, and if that referral purchases something … the merchant can then compensate you for the referral.

Let's take Amazon.com as an example. Obviously Amazon.com sells a lot of things, so a lot of different types of companies could benefit from their selection. You can sign up for their affiliate program (Amazon calls it Associates Program). Once you sign up, their system allows you to create special links to specific products on their site or groups of products. This special link has your affiliate ID in it – so it knows who is sending them business.

You can then take that link and put it somewhere on your web site. It can be part of a product review, it could have been embedded in a blog post, or it could have been a banner too. Lots of options.

If someone clicks on that special link and purchases a product from Amazon.com – you get referral credit and they pay you a commission. You simply provided the recommendation and the link – and Amazon took the order, ships the product and handles all the customer service. How cool is that?

There are thousands of merchants who have affiliate programs. Usually you look for a link called Affliate Program or something along those lines. You do not even have to have a web site to participate in some affiliate programs. You can send out your special affiliate link in an email newsletter or post it on your social networking sites or use a Pay per click campaign. Again, the link contains all the information the online merchant needs to track your referrals and pay you if your referral makes a purchase.

Why am I a believer in Affiliate Marketing?

Because I've seen it can be a very important part of a company's revenue stream – on both ends of the spectrum. I've built ecommerce businesses using Affiliate Marketing as the main marketing tool, and I also currently receive a nice portion of my revenue every month from promoting other people's stuff.

So here's how to get started;

* identify merchants that have affiliate marketing programs and products within your industry and sign up for their programs. Continuity programs are great too (like our membership training program) – where you get paid every month for referring someone.

* you can also join affiliate networks such as Linkshare.com or Commission Junction, or clickbank.com. These networks represent hundreds of merchants in one place, so it is easier to join programs and manage links.

* setup a website so you have somewhere to put product reviews and of course the special links (recommended, but not always necessary).

* create the links to specific products or sites using the merchants affiliate marketing tools.

* Place these links on your website, in your email newsletter, on your social networking sites, etc.

* Do not spam, especially on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. I've seen people post their same affiliate link on their Twitter profile 10-15 times in a row – to the point of making you want to unfollow them in a hurry. Instead, add value in other ways, be part of the community, and every once in a while post an affiliate link.