Not a long while ago, I found a lead on a good client that could use my web-development skills for their business. They were in catering business which was growing rapidly. I learned from a friend that they were planning for an expansion to be an inter-city business. I took it as a chance to earn a new client. I prepared & delivered them a nice presentation. They were just “wowed” and as usual, we agreed on an e-commerce website that would enable them deliver food products to door-steps along with similar mobile apps.
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All was planned to be started in a week and to be ended within 90 days. But the leader of the business somehow figured no-need of a website or mobile app, as his products were already selling this high. For him, websites were quite resource-eaters.
He told me the exact statement, “Who’d waste their precious time on such shit?”
They rather focused on their business to work implicitly on local basis. So, a fortnight after the day of presentation, they told me to drop the work I was doing over their reasons. No-one likes losing clients, neither do I. So, I went back to them and told why even the companies with zero need of any online-exposure, like Pepsi & Coca-cola, are required to have online presence. I suggested them to at least own their domain name and even a simple one-page website. But they didn’t accept the offer.
I had to lose them for an arrogant assertion, that offline businesses do not need websites or online presence.
Well, what is done is done. After a year and a half, their business expansion supposedly failed due to increasing competition in the market. Four or five months ago, when I met the leader of the firm, he told me how he regretted his decision of not having a website or mobile app. He offered me to redo the deal and work on their web & SEO projects. But it was too late.
In 2010, when I started as a freelancer – I had no idea how far would it go. This uncertainty was actually not due to the risk of client-management but due to one ultimate problem that every freelancer suffers in the start, “How will I get paid?”.
If you are a freelancer or a blogger who is somehow relying on online payments, you must be having almost the same question. Freelance payment is quite different than other online or offline payments. In it your payments may start from a mere 5 dollars and reach to thousands of dollars. So, there is always a requirement of flexibility in the payment gateway or system you are using. In the start I picked my single & double digit dollar payments using Woocommerce and NEFT. But once it jumped to three digits and forth, PayPal replaced Woocommerce. PayPal, however, has tedious rules and costs a lot of your hard-earned money as commission charges. So, I looked out for PayPal alternatives and found a few that seemed promising.
Of all those alternate payment services Payoneer was the one that was most impressive. With more features and lesser transaction charges, Payoneer seems quite suitable for freelance payments. And, now since they have started focusing on Indian market – I figured the need of writing of a short follow-up.
What is Payoneer?
Payoneer is an US based company that was founded in 2005 and has spanned over 200 countries to provide payment services to business & professionals. The service is commercially designed to be compatible with all companies and major marketplaces like Fiverr, Amazon, Google, UpWork, Getty-Images etc.. With it you can send and receive money to and from almost anywhere using credit cards, bank transfers, online wallets or international checks. All you need is to sign-up, fill your bank account details and wait for your account to be approved. After than you need to complete a short online process every time you pay or receive.
Choosing a free learning management system (LMS) can be challenging. What works for one organization isn’t always ideal for another, and the subtle differences between two seemingly similar LMSs can directly affect the success of your e-learning program. The first step in making an informed decision is to compare features and research your options. Here’s a review on a relatively new contender in the world of e-learning: Romy LMS.
Romy LMS Offers a Simpler LMS Solution
While it may be tempting to go with the free learning management system that offers the most features, that’s generally not a wise strategy. Unless your company or academic institution really needs an in-depth LMS for a very specific purpose, a general rule of thumb is that too much clutter is a hindrance to both the course creation and the learning process. Romy LMS impressed us by providing essential features while eliminating unnecessary fluff.
We Indians love saving, don’t we? Whether it is a ₹10 product or a million dollars’ one, we love to negotiate. After all, saving is the best way to buy more. Now that online retailers cannot be ‘verbally’ negotiated, we fail to get the best price of our favorite products. For those who don’t know there are several ways to save money on e-shopping. We have already gone through the coupon services, the most popular way to save on general products. But the coupon services don’t work good with individual products. For example, if you are willing to purchase a single smartphone, take Google Nexus 5 into account, it would be very hard to know whether or not you are getting the best price of it.
In local retail markets, you can easily hop through various shopping centers to check which one has the best price options available. But to get the best price from online stores you need to use the price comparison apps & web tools. These can help you not just get the best price for the product you’re looking for but get products with similar features at relatively low prices. That is to say, a price comparison app can help you get Google Nexus 5 at the lowest price possible , and can suggest you to buy Redmi Note 3 at just ₹11,998 by comparing the features of both the devices.
There is no doubt how influential are Indian parents to their children’s career decision-making. They surely look for the best for their children, so that both theirs and the children’s dreams accomplish. Parents’ guidance is important and extremely required for every child. This tradition is based upon the experiences earned by the parents, especially their own education and non-education understandings. They know better than their child, the student, who has a lot to learn before he could do better.
When it comes to Indian railways, you don’t get too many apps from the government to make things easier for travellers, although there are one or two official apps with very dull user experience and there are bunch of non-official apps, but many of those are of no use, mainly due to the difficult interface.
All those application developers forget that they are making apps for normal people, and there are chances that many of those people will not have sufficient knowledge of technology.
So, App should be easy to use, with simple interface. And recently, one very good application named “Train Running Status (Live)” has arrived on Android Platform.
Using that App, you will be able to check Train Running Status, PNR Status, Train Between Stations, Station Status, and also you will be able to calculate the Fare of your journey and all these tools are available right there in the App.
Features of the Application:-
- Spot Live Train Position:- Requires Train Name of Number and you can check live train running information.
- PNR Status:- Requires PNR number and you can check your Ticket reservation status.
- Train Schedule:- Requires Train Number and you will be able to know the full schedule of the train, who number you entered.
- Station Status:- Requires Stations Name and you will be able to check details of trains in next few hours.
- Train Fare Calculator:- Requires, date, day, Age, Train Number, Source and Destination name. With this, you will be able to calculate ticket fare of almost all the trains.
Personally, I love using this application as it helps me save some valuable time and I hope it will be beneficial for all of you, who are reading this.
This Application “Train Running Status (Live)” is Freely Available on Google Play Store. Download the app and save your valuable time.
Feel free to ask any query regarding this and also, share this with your friends and family members who love to travel in Indian Railways. Cheers.
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