The mysterious “403 forbidden” error on Mastodon is keeping some people from joining the social media platform. But there’s a simple explanation and three solutions to fix it.
As the end of the year draws nearer, we head into reflection season. But how often do we take the time to show gratitude for the ways we grew and learn—especially in ways we didn’t expect to?
Collaborating with others is a great opportunity to create something you couldn’t do on your own. When you start working with others — whether it’s just one partner or a whole team — it’s important to keep in touch. Communication is crucial to making sure everyone knows what’s expected of them and when they need to accomplish their part of the workload. There are many ways to hold each other accountable without feeling like you’re nagging or micromanaging each other.
Candles are a popular go-to gift for good reason. They’re small and easy to transport, and you don’t have to worry about whether they fit with the recipient’s decor. Also, “no thanks, I have enough candles” hasn’t really been said by anyone ever. If you think giving someone a candle feels generic and impersonal, you’ll reconsider after taking a look at these fiction and fantasy candles for adventure lovers of all genres. As an added bonus, buying from these brands means you’re supporting small businesses!
When you build your career around your creative passions, where do you look to support your continued growth? Some people benefit from a mentor or coach, or even a trusted and supportive friend. But even if you have a good support network, you need to be your own motivator at the end of the day. And if you want to improve your productivity, motivation, or creative output, you have to know where to start.
“Yeesh, that sounds like a lot of work” is usually the first thought right after “maybe I should start my own business.” And it is a lot of work. You know that without spending a single second on research. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.
Whether you’re new to blogging, not an experienced writer, or just overwhelmed by the hundreds of articles out there explaining how to write a blog post, crafting a quality post can be a huge challenge. Even seasoned writers can come down with a case of creative block when faced with trying to make a simple blog post perfect. But, in the words of all my art and writing professors, “No piece is ever really finished. It’s just abandoned.”
For those that don’t know, a digital nomad is someone who earns a living working online. As a result, they can freely move around from place to place rather than sitting in an office while they work. This lifestyle enables you to earn money while traveling the world or following a more flexible routine.
Some businesses plan their content marketing strategies for the holiday season up to a year in advance. Why? Because regardless of what your audience celebrates, December is a time where people typically spend a lot of money on gifts for friends, family, coworkers, and other members of their community. But you don’t have to spend a year planning to get your business in the seasonal spirit with a marketing plan to help convert as many customers as possible.
Blogging is a creative outlet that lets people get their thoughts and ideas out in the open for others to read and share. Add creativity, imagination, and a dash of storytelling, and you have a successful blog. But making it in the blogging world is not as easy as it sounds. You must find your niche, create interesting and helpful blog posts, create an engaging blog, and cultivate an engaged readership.
We all get stressed from time to time and have to deal with the physical discomfort stress causes: changes in appetite, sleep patterns, and muscle soreness from tension in the back, shoulders, jaw, and neck. Not to mention the extra irritability and sensitivity to emotional triggers. Whether you’re dealing with everyday troubles, a particularly stressful period or event, or you are especially susceptible to high levels of stress—like those coping with anxiety—there are some no-cost tools at your disposal to help manage your stress.
Businesses have a lot of information to keep safe. Not only do you have the files for your own products and projects, but also all the sensitive information you collect from your customers: names, billing information, addresses, and so on. If a hacker accesses this information, the consequences can be massive. That’s why it’s vital to secure your files and protect your business from hackers.
The goal of any business is to make money, of course. And to keep making money—preferably more than it was. So when you want to increase your business’s profitability, what do you do? There are many strategies you can try, some simple and some more complex. But not every strategy works for every business. One of the following strategies could prove to be the most effective way for you to increase your business’s profitability.
One of the perks of owning a small business is you rarely have to go through a middleman to get your product or service to your customers. No worries about finding distributors or retail partners. Of course, to actually get your business in front of those customers, you have to incorporate direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing in your overall strategy. So how do you set up your e-commerce site for success and increase your sales?
Whether you work for others at a company or you’re in your own business, there’s always a chance for something unexpected to bump you from your career’s current path. Sometimes it’s something out of your control — poor management by superiors, staff layoffs, decisions made by third-party partners, and so on. However, some factors are within your control. And ignoring them in the hopes that they’ll work themselves out isn’t an effective strategy. That sort of thinking comes from the belief that work and your career is the most important thing in your life, which is difficult to unlearn.