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udemy_logo_600_w_backgroundI am a great fan of Udemy and have enrolled in a number of courses, some completed and others not yet.

I am in good company because there are 2 million in 190+ countries are taking online courses on Udemy. Course they are taking include:

Programming,  Yoga,  Design,  Photography,  Spanish,  Marketing,  Guitar,  Finance,  Cake Decorating and many many more

More than 12,000 courses (in 10 different languages!) have been published in our marketplace. Each course is designed & taught by an expert instructor and hundreds of new courses are published every month.

So whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, or just further a passion, Udemy’s here to help you achieve your goals.

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It’s not just about taking other people’s courses either – anyone can be an instructor, teach a course and charge money for it!

It is a huge opportunity, because Udemy hosts all your course content for you, videos, power point presentations, audio, mindmaps, text etc, whatever teaching materials you prefer, with the proviso that at least 60% must be video content. They even have an excellent free course teaching you How to Create a Udemy Course.

Naturally, there a some standards to be met,

but there is so much help and support that I believe anyone who has something to share could teach it on Udemy.

I am practising what I preach and have just started my first course. Will update you as I go along……

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Do you love to learn something new?

I do and I have enrolled in several courses in a fairly new institution called Udemy.

Udemy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our team recruits the world’s top experts, including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, celebrities, and Ivy League professors. These expert instructors have taught over 500,000 students on Udemy, helping them learn everything from programming to photography to design to yoga and more.

Udemy is headquartered in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 2010 & is funded by Insight Venture Partners, Lightbank, MHS Capital, 500 Startups and other investors who previously foresaw the internet giants YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Groupon and Yelp.

Udemy helps students make moves. Whether you want to get promoted, break into a new industry, start a company, further a passion, or just accelerate your life, Udemy helps you learn from the amazing instructors in the world, so that you can get there and get there faster.

If you are an expert in some area, Udemy empowers you to create a course and teach online. Best online teaching tools (for free!), a supportive instructor community, and expert course creation & technical teams dedicated to your success.

There is something for everyone there.  I am currently learning about photoshop, Kindle publishing, mobile marketing, website security and how to create training videos.

Best wishes
Trish

For more information, watch this YouTube Video

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“Dropbox Just Changed Everything About How You Use Apps” says Kyle Wagner from Gizmodo

It’s not just syncing your files and folders anymore. It’s trying to sync literally everything on your phone, tablet, and computer. Game saves, settings, contacts, notes—all of it, and on any phone or tablet you have.

Kyle goes on to say that Dropbox is moving forward with what is calls Datastores. a new API that will power third party apps, enabling all developers to sync their apps over the cloud.

At the moment, we have apps that are only relevant for certain systems e.g. separate apps are needed for iphone/ipad and android with no way to interact; is that about to change?   Click to see the full article.

Cloud Storage

Until this happens, what cloud storage / backup services can we use for free. How do Dropbox,  iCloud, SkyDrive, Google Drive compare at the moment?

Dropbox

From dropbox.com, this has been a popular choice for quite some time (dropbox is often the first thing that comes to mind for those who have used cloud storage for some time).

SkyDrive

From Microsoft, Skydrive has also been around for some time too and although it comes with more free storage than Dropbox, it initially lacked some of the features (and the 25GB of free storage initially offered has been reduced to 7GB, still a generous amount for free!).

iCloud

More geared to apple users, iCloud is an almost automatic choice as it allows users to seamlessly backup all their iOS devices to the cloud and sync photos & documents between all their apple devices. 4GB free but only for photos, you need is a paid version for documents.

Google Drive

From Google (of course) and for everybody (you do need a google account); also very easy to use, letting you store and access your files anywhere, on the web, your HDD or on the go and each is updated when online.

Below is a summary of features for the Big Four

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I use Dropbox and GoogleDrive mostly as I’ve had accounts for years, but  there are many other choices as well as the offerings from the biggest companies. I recently tried & reviewed Copy.com (see here trishfindlay.com/free-data-storage-copy/) and so far have found it to be very easy to use and reliable.

Here are a few of these others – a browser search will give you more information.
Justcloud
Zipcloud
myPCBackup
Sugarsync
Copy
Backup Genie
SOS Online Backup
IBackup
Carbonite
Mozy
LiveDrive

 

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I’m pretty excited that my new product is finished at last!

Why am I interested in mobile Marketing? These statistics of mobile phone users tell the tale:

“62% of smartphone owners use their device to search for information online via search engines.”

Source: Google http://services.google.com/fh/files/blogs/our_mobile_planet_us_en.pdf

You really don’t need a bunch of statistics to tell you that people value convenience. If the numbers don’t lie, then your website will be viewed by people with mobile devices more than desktops or laptops in just a few short years. The time to prepare is now and Awesome Mobile Marketing will lead you by the hand and show you what you need to know.

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See the details at Awesomemobilemarketing.net but if this is for you, don’t buy there – come back here to get the special $7 price below.

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“U.S. mobile commerce revenue in 2016 will total $31 billion, a 10-x increase from 2010.”
Source: Statista

http://www.statista.com/topics/871/online-shopping/chart/683/e-commerce-in-the-united-states/

Every business owner needs a mobile website because customers carry their smartphones everywhere and use them regularly to take quick action. If you have a mobile website, you can acquire many customers on the internet. A mobile-ready website is specifically designed for smaller screens and doesn’t require all the scrolling and pinching for your customers to find what they are looking for.

Don’t get left behind – Mobile Marketing is getting ready to take off so why not tap into the fastest growing online trend – read this guide now!

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copy.com

 

Copy.com Announces Fair Storage and 15GB for all!

 

 This is what they promise to you: Check it out now.

 

green-tickBetter Sharing

Sharing large photo albums is as easy as sending a text file. And you control if people can sync your content to their computer or just view it online.

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You can share members-only links to your content so prying eyes can’t cheat their way into your stuff. And we validate every attempt to access it.

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Copy helps you retain control of your proprietary content and manage the employee accounts who can access it. And we won’t nail you with per-user fees.

 

 CLICK HERE to check it out now – who wouldn’t want to have extra online and shared storage for FREE?

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