Need To Learn A Excel, PowerPoint, Resume Writing, Publisher, or Get Ebooks ALL FREE?

Today I had an engaging and empowering discussion with a fellow motivational speaker, Donna Satchell about blogging. We motivated each other by discussing some cool tips and techniques and then she asked. “Rosie, do you want some great online training?” I had just decided this morning that I wanted to pump up some of my skills in Outlook and Excel so I shouted, YES.

So she  shared with me a site that can be used when you have some evening down time, scheduled training time or even while recovering from work, illness or retirement. The site is called Learn Free and is produced by the wonderful folks at the Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC.

Now you probably have the same question I had “What’s the catch?”

So, I looked for the “catch” and here it is right on their website under the section on Support was a Frequently Asked Question about how they were able to offer these classes free. The answer is below:

Have you ever thought about what Goodwill does with the proceeds from their retail stores? When you donate your gently-used items to Goodwill, you are supporting programs that provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities for people in your community.

GCFLearnFree.org® is one such program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC, Inc.®, based in Eastern North Carolina. The funds raised through the Goodwill Stores make GCFLearnFree.org possible, not only for the residents of Eastern North Carolina, but for people all around the world!

So if you are a baby boomer that wants to Learn Baby Learn check out Learn Free. And, if you want, there is a well deserved opportunity to donate to the organization in appreciation.

 

Short and Easy to Understand Video on Skype

I was just on an awesome baby boomer site called The Baby Boomer Entrenprenuer. This blog is run by a baby boomer marketing, copywriting and business coach expert-Andrea J. Stenberg.

Yes, this short post is about her post on Skype but please spend some time enjoying all the other rich information. I was very impressed as you will be also. Her site is bright, engaging and easy to navigate.

So take a few minutes and view the short video she has on her site about Skype.

In addition read her other post 7 Ways to Use Skype for Business. I never realized that you could send large files via Skype.

RSS Feeds-Say What?

How many of you know the RSS feed for your blog or static website? Ok, please don’t allow your eyes to glaze over. But I challenge you to go to Feedburner and sign up for an RSS feed plus other good stuff. Just spend a few minutes there and soon it will be second nature or at least clearer mud.

Here is a clear explanation of RSS feeds by Bill Johnson.

5 Benefits Of Using Feeds – How Feeds Can Help Your Online Business

5 Benefits Of Using Feeds – How Feeds Can Help Your Online Business by Bill Robinson

Summary:
What’s a Feed?

Feeds are a way of sharing content. When you make material from your website available for publishing on other sites, you provide them with a feed. Basically, it’s a code that lets them post your articles and blogs. There are different kinds of codeXML, RSS, Atom, etc.but essentially they’re all just different ways of accessing a feed.

According to internet expert Sydney Johnston, The great thing about a feed is everybody wins. The article writer gains exposure, the reader learns about something of interest to them, and the online seller gets an endless source of pertinent content.

What Can a Feed Do for My Online Business?

Feeds are useful in a number of different ways:

They Eliminate Spam-filters. They’re 100% opt-in, so readers can subscribe and unsubscribe at will. Feeds are delivered directly to your subscribers, so you don’t contend with filters knocking you out of their inboxes.

They Provide Free Content. One of the best ways to differentiate your site is to supply readers with interesting materialeducate them on topics relating to the product you’re selling. If you sell preschool toys, chances are you don’t want to study child development and write numerous articles on the subjectso find someone else who’s already done that and make their feed available to your customers. The constantly updating, applicable subject matter gives your visitors a reason to keep coming back.

They Can Improve Your Search Engine Rankings. In the past, search engines were unable to read feeds, but software is now available to translate them into live links the engines can see (check out http://CyberWS.com). Search engines love fresh, dynamic content, so feeds are ideal. They provide relevant information that updates automatically. Not only do your customers get the facts they’re looking for, but the search engines like your site and give it better position.

For Affiliate Marketers, They’re an Alternative to Banners. You not only give your customer valuable knowledge, but if they click through and purchase something, you get credit. And unlike with banners, you don’t look like you’re putting up junk ads or spam.

They Can Increase Your Traffic. Anything you write, you should make available as a feed. When other sites pick it up, it’s free advertising for youall their traffic is able to click through the feed to your site. So you gain new potential customers you wouldn’t have otherwise.

Feeds on any subject are easy to find. There’s a whole collection of search engines just for feeds, like http://Plazoo.com and http://Feedster.com. Says Johnston,The future of the internet for entrepreneurs is feeds. If people don’t master them, they’re going to get left behind, period.

Bill Robinson has been a successful online marketer for over 10 years. The recent introduction of The Turn Key Money System was just introduced for beginners and Pro’s alike:
http://yourdailycashonline.com

Article Source: Articles for Boomers

Skype? Is it Just Hype? One Thing is For Sure You Won’t Need to Type

What is Skype?

Oprah is talking about Skype. So, I thought it would be good to share some basic info with my readers. I have and still use Skype and enjoy it. Yet, there is sooo many of the features I have not used. I am currently researching recording features so I can do a teleseminar via Skype.

Below is a Wikepedia definition of this cool tool.

Skype (IPA: [ska?p]) is a software application that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. Calls to other users of the service, and in some countries to free-of-charge numbers are free, while calls to other landlinesmobile phones can be made for a fee. Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. and

Skype was written by Estonia-based developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa.[1] The Skype Group, founded by Swedish-born entrepreneur Niklas Zennström and the Dane Janus Friis, has its headquarters in Luxembourg, with offices in London, Tallinn, Tartu, Stockholm, Prague,[2]San Jose. and

One of the initial names for the project was “Sky peer-to-peer”, which was then abbreviated to “Skyper”. However some of the domain names associated with “Skyper” were already taken. Dropping the final ‘r’ left the current title “Skype”, for which domain names were available.

Skype has experienced rapid growth in popular usage since the launch of its services. The company was acquired by eBay in September 2005 for $2.6 billion. EBay has written Skype down to $1.7 billion on its books and announced a public stock offering for 2010 to spin Skype off as a separate company.

Must Read Updates on Skype

I am convinced that Skype is not just Hype!  Toolie turned me on to in and I am glad she did.

Would be interested in your views and experience.

Membership Site Software-Which One???

I am currently researching membership sites. Ray and I are planning to start one and have gotten several suggestions. I saw this insightful post providing a good explanation of several sites. When you combine the information in this post with the meaty comments you get a fair and objective overview.

So, if you have questions, submit the question as a comment. The author, Charly Leetham knows what she is talking about and provides training and information just right for folks who want to get good information but not at a frantic pace.

I have decided to add her to the list of great online trainers I have met. So read this insightful post discussing a few of the popular membership sites.

Do You Know A Church Ministry That Needs A Blog Design?

If you know a church ministry that needs a blog design then please check out E Grace Creative. They have a free and low cost design specific for church ministries that captures everything from events to sermons. In addition, the designer stands by his design with quick and helpful support when you need it. He will not leave you stranded trying to figure it all out.

The design is just right for a WordPress platform and the designer can provide whatever support your ministry may need to get up and stay running. Are you still wondering if a blog can be helpful for your church ministry? Well, let me know and we can discuss it further. Shoot me an email at rosie (at)rosiehorner dot com.

Note: I put the email that way to reduce the electronic bad robots from grabbing it.(smile)

So go and check out that ministry specific wordpress design.