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How online calculation tools can help

photoI remember when I applied for a mortgage in 2001, it was a stressful procedure that I had to deal with pretty much by myself because my other half was working long hours. Mortgages were new to me, it’s not something I had given much thought to until a few months before.

The apartment we were living in was a little too expensive, and it felt as if we were just throwing money away. We realised we could get a mortgage and pay less out every month, so we did just that. The entire process was quite stressful, but there was something that helped just a little bit. When we were enquiring about a mortgage, our helpful financial advisor friend told us about a mortgage Calculator, and how we could use one to help us decide what kind of mortgage we would need to get and how much we would need to borrow.

So, the next day I sat down with a huge list of figures that I needed to put into the calculator. The figures included our monthly income, and our monthly outgoings. This helped us to understand how much we could borrow, how much we would roughly pay out each month, and how much we would have to pay back in interest.

While this may not seem like much to you right now, knowing how much we were roughly going to be able to borrow, helped to set the ball rolling just that little bit more. It meant we could then start looking at houses, and we could take a few more steps a lot sooner than we otherwise would have been able to.

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Saying it the right way

Getting your message across to your customers, both present and potential is never that easy. Sure you can shout about who you are and what you do, but you need to make sure you say it the right way. We can spend hours thinking about what to tell our customers, we can decided to tell them about a great new offer we have, or why they need to use our services, but if that message isn’t delivered properly, the customers just won’t hear.

On Hold Messages and the Right Way:

messages_holdSaying it the right way is very important as it can make the difference between your business failing, and being a success, it’s that important. There is usually a big difference between the way successful companies communicate, and the way struggling companies communicate. It’s likely that struggling companies for the most part are not doing so well because of lack of the right communication.

Take for example telephone on hold messages, large companies have good messages that work to keep the caller interested. They take the opportunity to greet the caller, let them know they are appreciated and occasionally talk about current offers. There are also reminders while the caller is waiting that they haven’t been forgotten about, and someone will be with them soon.

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SEO Is The Key To Your Future

If you run a business, it’s likely you think about the future and how well your company will be performing. It may seem unrealistic to imagine things going really well for you, but it’s not impossible.

seo_processIf you want to make your business dreams come true and be as successful as you have always dreamed of, you need to think about harnessing the power of SEO. This is a rather unique but highly effective marketing and advertising tool that has proven to work wonders for businesses and companies all around the globe.

If you’re unsure about your business and its future, the best thing you can do is hire a team of specialists who can help your businesses website be discovered and visited by thousands of people each week.

You will be pleased to know that hiring a team of specialists is not as expensive as you would think, and it can also be a lot more effective than you would think.

How Search Engine Optimisation Can Help

This very exciting form of marketing can help by making sure your website and associated web pages are on the very first few search engine results page. If your website is on the very first page, you’re going to get a lot more traffic on your site. This is because most searchers usually only look at the first few results pages, and if your site happens to be there, it’s likely they will click on the link to yours sight, thereby increasing the amount of traffic you have.

The more traffic your website has, the higher it will be on the results page, and if it happens to be at the top of the page, you can expect to get a huge amount of visitors to your site every day. The more visitors your site has, the more customers you are likely to have, and this means your business will grow and grow.

Let The Professionals Help You

One of the best things you can do to ensure your business has a good future, is to let the professionals help you. They will come up with a wide variety of ways to ensure you have a lot more hits on your website. They will do this by constructing a list of specific words (Keywords) that people are likely to use in order to find a product you sell of a service you provide.

These key words will be relevant to your websites content, and the keywords will be placed in articles and blog posts for you. These articles and blog posts will then be placed where people will read them, and the keywords that are relevant to who you are and what you do, will contain a link to your website.

This is how SEO can help you out, and it’s how it can be a key to the future of your business and its success. If you want to make your mark in the business world, harnessing the power of SEO is the way to go.

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The Many Uses of Tapes

Our world would never be the same when the invention of adhesive tapes (sticky tape, duct tape, copper tape) was commercialised and released to the general public for sale. Since the original sticky tape hit the shelves, it has grown exponentially in terms of its uses. The original inventors never would have even conceived how widely diverse the uses could be, and how involved in technology it would become.

Awesome fabric tape wallet.

When it comes to double sided tapes for example, this in particular has developed perhaps the most vast range of applications. People have been engaging this magic tape to repair just about everything from motor vehicles, to clothing, to windows to electrical devices.  There was once a whole scene of High School students in the USA who attended their Prom nights dressed in clothing that was hand-manufactured entirely from duct tape.

Then, there is the c-grade celebrity who has built a huge online following based on his crazy antics, which revolve around his stunts with duct tape. We are failing to address the designated use for this amazing adhesive, and that is for all our air-conditioning and heating ducts.

I have also stumbled across everyday items manufactured from duct tape such as coin wallets, handbags and so much more.

More revolutions in Tape:

reflective_imageWhen it comes to construction and electrical infrastructure in particular, the reflective tapes have become highly important and is used on a daily basis. Due to it’s conductive nature (conducts electricity) it has changed the way trades-people work and increased productivity substantially.

Another advancement in technology which has increased production levels and availability of such tapes is the Roll Slitter machines. These machines enable almost anyone to trim industrial sized rolls of sticky tape, down in the retail sized rolls, to be sold individually.

To learn more and get your hands on a huge variety of sticky adhesive tapes, visit: http://www.tapesonline.com.au

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An Awesome Free VSTi Pack – Bluecar

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For those of you on the look out for Free VSTs then let me illuminate you on the Bluecat VST pack. This collection of the very best VST plugins has a little bit of everything and can be incredibly useful in the right hands.

After having tried Bluecat myself I found that the diversity within the pack itself allows a producer to explore a wide range of sounds and effects. Throughout the following article I’ll outline some of the finer aspects of the Bluecat bundle. Make your own Dubstep Sample, mix or track and get your hands on the BlueCat VST pack 2.

On the inside…

Blue Cat’s Chorus – The Chorus can make slight hardly noticeable ensembles all the way to dark and deep destructive modulation effects. The best part of all is that this vintage chorus is that it’s absolutely free. I never thought that a free plugin could actually achieve this much but apparently I was horribly mistaken. Create complex sounds with the chorus and try it out for yourself…you’ll absolutely love it!

Blue Cat’s Flanger – Flangers are awesome and they were very popular in the 70s and 80s. Thirty years later the flanger wants to come back with a vengeance. Blue cat might not seem to be able to handle a lot in the Flanger department but to be honest you’ll be surprised just how complex this free plugin can actually be.

bluecat_VST_2Blue Cat’s Frequency Analyzer –This is a very awesome tool to see the sound spectrum of your music. It allows you to micro tune the sounds to fit perfectly as you wish to have them. This is especially important in the chaotic clutter that is dubstep. Many time people “overdo” their sound spectrum and lose the important elements of dubstep.

Blue Cat’s Gain Suite – Important to control the gain for one specific sound or a collective of sounds. Gain can even be synced up to a midi so you can have manual control over every sound you have. I usually sync it up to the knobs on my midi and individualize certain sounds to create my own wobble effects. I also use it to distort certain sounds on command.

Blue Cat’s Phaser – Phasing helps create depth in your music and Blue Cat’s is no exception. It’s based off an older model phaser but still works amazingly. I absolutely love using the phaser only on certain sounds within the mix in order to create a 4th dimensional effect on the tracks. I love catering to the subconscious.

Blue Cat Triple EQ – You need to balance your sound and with this amazing Free plugin you get to do just that. You can implement special filters and individualize sounds as well. I think this is probably one of the better elements within the package especially since it’s free.

Bottom Line

The Blue Cat plugin pack is quite awesome and for those of you looking to expand your arsenal without having to dig into your wallet then this is by far the best option for you.

Please note that this package won’t solve your VST problem but it will provide a stellar base for you to start from and since it’s free you won’t have to spend a single cent on improvising your library. Blue Cat comes highly recommended by many producers.