When you have an account on MySpace, you will naturally tend to put in a lot of information on the profile. But if the look and feel of the profile is boring, then it would become absolutely useless. No one would even give it a second look. This is not what you should be doing. MySpace layouts are available to customize the profile.These layouts will become the heart of your profile, as they speak a lot about you. It is very easy to talk about interests with the layouts. Almost all the categories can be found on various sites. This will be a very good feature that can be used, as this can speak a lot of things. When you choose a layout for the profile, it should be right.Not only should the images be right, the colors and graphics should be right as well. This is what is most important with a profile. Without the use of MySpace layouts, the profile is surely going to look very dull and drab. This will be a big drawback, as you are there mainly to network. So you can just go out and have fun with the use of the layouts.A profile can change entirely when a good layout is applied to it. This is what any user would want. And when the application is very easy, there is no need to think twice about the use. The use of these layouts is very exciting, because you can use a lot of various themes. You can just about find anything that would suit your taste.This could be about animals, movies, music and anything that could come to your mind. And do not even worry if you cannot find what you are looking for. You have the generators with which you can create the layouts of your choice of course. The layouts will be the highlight of the profile. This would give a lot of mileage to the profile as well.It will be a guarantee that a lot of people would become interested in the profile, if there is a good layout which has been used. A layout will speak a lot about your interests. All you need to do is pick one that talks about your interest, and other users who look at the profile would instantly know about you.This will make the profile very enchanting. If you plan to start a new group also you can choose MySpace layouts according to that. Unique layouts will breathe life into your profile, and this will definitely make the whole aspect very enchanting. Making the layout match with what you like will be a very good idea.
Maybe you own a store or maybe you work out of your home and have great products to offer your customers. Getting the word out about your store or products locally is essential to your business, but what about people who are not local? Are you missing out on the opportunity to sell to people who do not live close to you?A website is of course one option, but one of the basic rules of sales is that you need to get the product into the customers hands? How do you do that if they cannot walk into your store or business? A catalog is the best way. People love to touch things. When you put a catalog in their hands and they begin to browse through it, they will find something they want to buy.Catalogs work better than anything else to reach out to potential customers who are not close enough to pay you a visit. Thats why large companies have been distributing catalogs for years. It is way more cost effective and makes more sales than any form of print advertising, websites, and even TV ads.But I dont know anything about putting together a good catalog. How do I design it so that people will buy? Are there guidelines or rules I can use to design my catalog? Im glad you asked! In this article I will be going over the basic rules for designing an effective catalog.First of all, dont think of your catalog as an add-on to your business or an extra you are using to entice customers to visit your store. Your catalog is a standalone business in itself. Forget about the ways you sell your product to people when they are there in front of you. Forget about everything else so you can design your catalog in a way that gives the customer everything they need.Lets start with Information: This is one of the basic rules of good catalog design. Your catalog should contain all of the information your customer wants to know about the product. Sizes, colors, specifications, price, quantity discounts, and anything else about the products you sell so they have no questions to ask. Be thorough.Images: This is probably the most important set of rules for designing an effective catalog. Information alone will not sell your product. You need to design your catalog so that the images speak for themselves. You have to design your catalog in a way that showcases the images so every time the customer turns the page, a spectacular image catches their eye immediately.To do this, you need to either hire a professional photographer to take your photos for you or if you plan to design your own catalog from top to bottom, you need to make sure the camera you choose to use is a high quality digital camera. Dont scrimp on the images to save a buck. Basic rule to remember about your catalog design, Images sell product.Another rule about creating images for your catalog; The setting you take the photographs in is very important. You are not going to the trouble to design a beautiful catalog and then have lousy images in it. You need to choose settings that make your products stand out and settings that will enhance the feeling you are trying to give to your customer. Sales are about emotions. If you can cause an emotion in your customer, you can make a sale. Deigning your catalog so that the images cause emotion will make you successful.Which emotions? The whole range of emotions drives sales. Sadness, Happiness, Love, Hate, Greed, Lust, excitement, fear, pride, and other emotions are all part of making a sale. While designing your catalog images, you need to attempt to create one of those emotions.Another rule to remember is Design your catalog in a way that displays each photo of your products individually, not as a group of items in one picture. People tend to buy more when your products are alone in the picture. It doesnt look as cluttered.Lets recap the rules for good catalog design that we know so far: Before you can design your catalog, you now know you need to prepare all of the information about each of your products you will be selling through the catalog. You also know that before you design your catalog, you need to produce quality images that produce emotions in your customers. Now that we have all of that, whats next?Layout rules for designing your catalog: The different catalog design elements in the layout process are the cover, the back cover, the inside front and back covers, the first page, the index page, informational pages, and product pages. Informational pages include such things as a glossary of terms if your products are technical in nature, size and color charts where needed, shipping and ordering information, etc. You will need to add those informational pages as needed for your particular products and situation.Rules about designing the cover of your catalog: This is probably the most important thing you will design for your catalog. This is the first thing your potential customers will see. In designing the cover of your catalog, remember the emotion rules we discussed above. Your cover has to make them want to pick it up and open it to find something inside that they have been waiting for and just didnt know it until your catalog arrived. This part of designing your catalog is one you will need to spend time and effort on or you may want to hire a professional catalog designer.Rules about designing the back cover of your catalog: This is almost as important as the front cover. When people put your catalog down, many times they lay it so the back cover is visible. It should be just as appealing as the front cover. When you send a catalog out, several potential customers may read it. You dont want the first reader to lay the catalog on a table face down and for others not be enticed to pick it back up anyway. When you are experimenting with the front cover, take your second best choice for a cover and place it as your back cover.Rules about designing the inside front and back covers for your catalog: While there are no hard and fast rules for designing these pages of your catalog, there are a couple of things I have seen work very well. If you have informational pages that you want to make easy to find, then you can design the inside covers to display the information they need to refer to often. The other way you can design the inside covers is to display the products that you are offering on special or the products you make the most money on. You design the inside cover with leads that talk a little about the products you put there with an image, then the page number where they can get more information about it. You can put several of these inside the front cover and it works very well.Rules about designing the first page of your catalog: Remember this page is the very first thing your potential customer will see when they open the catalog. They dont see the inside front cover first. They see the right hand page first. Again, you can use this page to display introductions to a few of your products they will find more information on further inside. Many people use this page as an index page, but I recommend you do that on the next page and make the first page exciting to your customer. Make them want to see more!Rules about designing the product pages of your catalog: Remember the page turning rule discussed about the first page of your catalog? Its the same for your product pages. The upper right-hand corner or the right-hand page is the first spot your customers eyes will go to. Make sure you put your best images in this spot on every right-hand page of your catalog.There are more rules about creating an effective catalog that we could go into, but I wanted to cover the most important aspects of designing a catalog that makes sales here. The last note is about printing. Just like with images, saving money on the printing will cost you sales. 4-color catalogs sell more product than 2-color catalogs. The paper your catalog is printed on should be high or at least medium quality. Putting time into designing and following all of the good catalog design rules listed in this article will not help you if the printing is done cheaply.
What is phishing? Phishing involves the sending of an e-mail falsely claiming to be from an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The e-mail directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security number, and bank account numbers. It is relatively simple to make a Web site look like the legitimate site by mimicking the HTML code or by framing parts of the pages. Many people fall victim to email scams designed to steal log-in information for accounts such as PayPal, eBay, online banking accounts and more. Scammers send emails to every address they can obtain so you may receive these even if you dont have an account with the targeted enterprise, site or company. The scam emails keep getting better and better in their appearance. You may receive an email that pretends to be sent from eBay. The email will have all the appropriate logos and will often be formatted in the same way. The links within the email can even appear to be directed to legitimate pages within eBay. For example, e-mails supposedly from eBay claim that the user's account is about to be suspended unless they clicked on the provided link and updated the credit card information. Recently I received an email claiming to be from PayPal. It appears to be a receipt for an eBay purchase that I know nothing about. The subject line is "Receipt for Your Payment" The body of the email included a description of the ebay item that had allegedly been purchased using my PayPal account. Below that was a notice that said: Note:If you haven't authorized this charge, click the link below to dispute transaction and get full refund I wonder how many people receiving a similar email would quickly click on the link provided in order to contest the charges. OK, I know to be cautious with this sort of thing so I did not click on anything in the email. Instead I went to PayPal on my own and logged in. Guess what? There is no record there of the purchase! Then I started looking at the formatting of the email. When I viewed the properties of the message I found that it was actually from a takethatfanclub.com sender and NOT paypal. Just because it says that it is from such and such.com at the top of the email doesn't always mean that is who it is from. The "From" name in an email can easily be altered. This email was formatted more like a received payment PayPal email than it was an actual receipt. I looked at all of my other emails titled "Receipt for your payment" and not one of the others was formatted like this one. Other types of scams that involve PayPal usually involve a message about unauthorized access attempts. The sender will tell you that someone has tried to get into your account. As a result your account is in danger of being "frozen". However if you click the link in the email (You are told) you will be able to enter your password to avoid the loss of your account. Naturally, those unfortunate enough to give their log in information will have given it to strangers. Remember that this is not limited to PayPal. Users of Storm Pay, e gold, eBay and more will see similar emails. Watch out for scams like this that are designed to trick you into submitting information (like passwords) to allow the sender to access your account. Whenever you receive any suspicious messages go to your account via a new browser and by typing in the url. Never click a link in an email that is supposed to take you to your PayPal account. If you make that the rule then your account information (and funds!) will be much safer. If you believe that you have provided sensitive financial information about yourself or any accounts through a phishing scam, you should: - Contact your financial institution or account immediately - Contact the three major credit bureaus and request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit report. Bureaus and phone numbers are:Equifax - 1-800-525-6285 Experian - 1-888-397-3742 TransUnion - 1-800-680-7289 - File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov or call 1-877-382-4357 - You can also contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ifccfbi.gov if you think you have been a victim of a phishing scam.
If youve been using a personal computer for some time the word Malware gets on your nerves. Malware is the nice term for malicious software, anyone that has had their PC corrupted by it will use a different choice of words. Malicious software includes viruses, adware, spyware, and Trojans. If you dont take precautions they will take over your computer.Viruses are probably the most common type of malware. Viruses can do all kinds of maddening things to your computer. They can erase all the files on your hard drive, cause your computer to close windows without reason, they can eventually cause your system to not even turn on.Adware is another type of Malware that is not quite as openly malicious as a virus but can be just as annoying. Adware is a type of software that people inadvertently download onto their computer. They may download a screensaver or a video game and before you no it your whole desktop has changed. Adware is used to monitor a persons surfing habits so that the person can market specific messages to them. If youre getting a lot of pop ups and banner advertising, its probably Adware at work.Spyware is similar to adware but in addition to monitoring your surfing it can also record your keystrokes. The real scare to spyware is that it is looking for you to put in personal data such as financial information, like a social security number, credit card numbers, banking accounts. Like adware, spyware usually finds its way onto your hard drive through some sort of freeware download.Trojans are some of the most dangerous types of malware. Many Trojans. are downloaded to your computer by hackers and steal your personal and financial data and then report it back to a hacker database. Most trojans are sometimes downloaded by clicking links in email that look normal but are really hyperlinks to hacker databases where the Trojan is then downloaded to your computer.The good news is that you can protect your information and your computer by using anti virus or anti malware software.If you have a specific problem with one kind of malware, you might want to buy a specific product, but for all round protection, virus software usually works the best. Virus software works by scanning your computer files, searching for viruses and malware files. Scanning your computer files can take a few minutes to a few hours depending on how big your hard drive is. Once a virus or malware file is found, the virus software puts the file in an isolation area. At the end of the scan, the virus software reports the list of any malware files found and asks what you want to do with the files. You can then erase all the files or keep them isolated until you know what they are.
Les Soires Entreprises:Marre des traditionnels restaurants sur des pniches, ou dans des cabarets traditionnels pour essayer de contenter tout le monde? Pourquoi ne pas raliser alors organiser une journe casino au sein de l'tablissement.Pour cela, rien de plus simple. Loption premire consiste faire appel des animateurs de soire casino qui, en plus dapporter le matriel, vous serviront de croupier pour lensemble de vos jeux pour prs de quatre heures de rire et de dtente. L'avantage, ces jeux resserrent les quipes et permet de dcouvrir la face cache de chaque employ.Les cadeaux traditionnels:1) Les Objets PublicitairesOn y retrouve du plus classique la perfection du Hi-Tech tels les quipements portatifs de tlphonie, les MP3, les DvX, lecteur CD, radio-rveil, sans oublier les vtements ou chapeaux personnaliss, ou encore les clbres stylos plume ou plus original, un livre sur le thme professionnel de votre choix comme comment s'panouir au travail. Eux aussi on la part belle. On en trouve pour tous les budgets et pour tous les gots. Ces derniers sont d'excellents supports publicitaires pour afficher la marque de votre entreprise. Bien que la plus part des personnes soit dj pourvues de ce genre d'accessoires, ces derniers restent banals.Ce qui est sur d'atteindre votre but, ce sont tous les cadeaux de maroquinerie. En effet, sur le cuir, vous pouvez inscrire ou encrer votre logo d'entreprise discrtement et tre sur que l'employ l'utilisera. Cela va du simple portefeuille en cuir au porte-documents, sans oublier le confrencier et le kit de voyage.2) Pour NoelTraditionnellement, l'entreprise se fixe sur des corbeille d'assortiments gastronomiques composs de foie gras en boite, avec une mini bouteille de champagne et ou de vin. N'oublions pas non plus les boites de chocolat, re-designer pour l'occasion mais gare la date d'expiration car combien d'employs ont dj reu un "chocolat empoisonn" du fait de la premption? Alors pourquoi ne pas innover? Pourquoi ne pas offrir vos employs des places de thtre, autre que celles proposes par votre Comit d'Entreprise. En prix de groupe, cela vous reviendra moins cher et pourrez profitez de cette conomie en proposant par exemple un dner gourmet dans la cantine redcore pour l'occasion. Ou encore, pensez aux articles de cuisine, l'art de la table, la salle de bain, autant de lieux "visits" rgulirement par les consommateurs, et o il est donc judicieux de vouloir "placer" des objets publicitaires leur marques et messages. Citons aussi les outils de jardinage, les plantes, les sets de table, les horloges etc.Autres Ides Cadeaux:D'autres ides cadeaux sont prsentes pour vos employs. Tenez, par exemple le secteur de la bagagerie publicitaire, les t-shirts et casquettes personnaliss qui sont de trs bons supports pour afficher votre marque de manire bien visible.Pour vous rendre encore plus original, pensez vacances. Quel est l'lment qui vous sera utile pendant vos voyages? Des jumelles? Pourquoi pas? Ou alors un rfrigrateur rchauffeur? Un quipement de volants et raquettes de badminton pour les remettre en forme? Vous voyez les ides ne manquent pas.