Sunday, 4 June 2017

My Blog Statistics on 4th June 2017

A month has passed, I will now share my blog statistics with you guys. But first of all, let me tell you what were the stats last month and what was my plan.

My Previous Month's Statistics


What was My Plan for the Previous Month?

I had decided to write one blog post daily for 30 days and post comments on various blogs. But I could not write one post daily. It was too daunting for me to come up with a new idea and then write about it daily. I can feel that when I write daily, I ruin quality of the post. There must be 24 hours gap for me to write a High Quality post. Otherwise I can't proofread properly and find nice images for the post.

What I did in Previous Month?


  1. I wrote 12 posts on various topics such as Freelancing, Blogging, Computer & Internet Tips etc.
  2. Posted about 40 comments on various blogs.
  3. Shared my posts on Google +.
  4. Joined Reddit and have been working on it for some days now. I already got 143 Post Kamra and about 21 Comment Kamra there.

Current Statistics





It was really a great month if you take a look at the statistics. A lot of things have improved including the engagement on blog.

In Depth Analysis

No of Posts: 48 as compare to 35 in previous month
Comments: 27 ( I got 8 new comments in this month)
Daily Views: 100 ( about 150 if I publish any post) as compare to 50 page views in the last month
Alexa Rank: 7,067,239 as compare to 12,027,966 in last month

My Plan for Next Month?

I will be focussing on guest blogging and forums. Will bring loyal and interested readers from there and will try to make real connections with people.

Feel free to give me your suggestions below :)


Friday, 2 June 2017

How to Turn Off Auto-Suggest Feature on Google?


There might be couple of reasons to prevent Google from giving you suggestions as you type keywords in its search bar. Maybe you find those suggestions too annoying or you might want to save your mobile data by doing that.

Anyway, lets dive in.

1) Just search anything on google so that it shows you a search result page.



2) After that click on Settings.



3) A dropbox will open. Click on "Search Settings" in it.



4) A new page will open and from there, look under Google instant predictions heading. Check the Never show instant results option.



5) Now go to the bottom and click on Save button.



Congrats you are done. Google won't show you suggestions now while typing in the search bar.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

How Freelancer.com Robbed me? Please You Stay Away....


Is freelancer.com a scam??? Well I would not say it is totally a scam, but I guarantee that they will never let go any opportunity to snatch away your money. Their rules, policies, support team, in fact their whole system is to suck the blood out of freelancers. There are many freelancers out there who had been stabbed by freelancer.com and I am also one of them now.  Let me share some links below that would be enough to raise your eyebrows:


Keep reading. I have an advice for you below.

My Advice for You

If you are working there, you better withdraw all your earnings right now. Because they can rob you any minute. You don't believe me? Take a look at below comments and please please please learn from our experience before you also become a victim.






There is a plethora of negative views about freelancer.com out there, I shared only some of those that had Human picture beside them. So you know there are not posted by some bots. You can read more of them here on Freelancer.com Review.


My Bad Experience with Freelancer.com

Note: If you don't want to read through the whole thing, you can simply skip it and go to the bottom of this post. I have written the shortened version there for you.

A guy hired me on freelancer.com. I finished his work and got 5 stars rating. Then he asked me to do some more work for him and assigned me 2 more projects. I again delivered the work nicely. He again gave me 5 stars rating on both projects and left. The money I earned from him was now showing in my account balance and everything was OKAY. But not for long....

I went offline and came back after 3-4 hours. I then saw that my account balance was in negative as you can see in the below screenshot. I contacted the support team right away. 



Here is the reply that I got from freelancer support team:
Your employer "ABC" has violated our Terms and Conditions and with that, our Site Administrators closed their account and the funds reversed
You can see all payments reversed to the employer in below screenshot:


So without telling me anything, they returned employer all of his money that he had paid me. I was so upset and angry about their act. I messaged them to return my money because I had EARNED it !!!. It was no longer his money!!!. What I have to do with it if someone violated their terms & conditions? and is that what you do when someone violates any rule? You return them their money??? isn't it ridiculous???

Well instead of returning me my money, that's what they said to me:
We recommend that you contact your employer using any means regarding the payments. Considering that your employer's Freelancer account was closed, you may request your employer to have the payments made outside the website
Are you serious??? You really think that person is some SAINT who would return my money outside your website??? I met him on your site and did all the dealings here so I know everything is secure, and that guy won't run away with my money after getting the work done. But you guys did the opposite. You returned him the money that no longer belonged to him and now you telling me to request him???

Well I had no choice but to get them to message him about returning my money outside the site. They asked me to wait for 48 hours. After waiting 2 days, I messaged them again asking if there is any update.

That's what they replied:
Your employer has yet to respond to the email we sent them. As such, we have sent them a follow-up.
Like he would really respond. Till this day, I have not received my earned money. The settlement never occurred. Freelancer.com still owes me $510.

Another thing, if you just returned him the money, then why my account balance is showing NEGATIVE? Why it is not showing the same amount like it was before when I was not yet hired by that person?

Well Here is Another BombShell Now
They send me the following message in response to my above question. I am posting the exact screenshot.


They had deducted 15% of the project money from my account right after when I had accepted the projects. They did it 3 times as I accepted 3 projects from that guy. But when they returned him the money, they did not keep their 15% from it. Instead, they returned him all of his money and now they were demanding me to pay the project fees of all three.

If everything was reversed, should not had they returned the project fee too? I mean I no longer had the money that I earned from those projects, because the money was returned to the employer. So why they are asking me to pay the project fee?

Here is then what they replied me:
Please note that project fees are non-refundable regardless of the outcome or status of the project.

So in other words, no matter if everything was reversed and the money was returned to employer, we won't reverse the Project Fee. Also, we will deduct it from YOU. We won't deduct it from the actual project money. Because we have returned it all to the employer(God knows if they had really returned him the money or they had ditched him too). Hence your balance will stay negative unless you pay the due money.

An Overview of My Bad Experience

I spent my valuable time to complete the work of a person. He violated some rules on freelancer(maybe he did it on purpose), and in result, as a so-called punishment, they closed his account and returned all of his money that he owed me. Freelancer' Support team then messaged him to settle payments with me outside the website. But he never responded to their messages.

Along with that, freelancer.com demanded me to pay the 15% of projects money as a projects fee. Projects that were all reversed and that earned me NO MONEY.

Today still, my balance is showing Negative. They are asking me to pay the project fees in order to continue working on the site. But don't worry, I am never gonna do it. I will never ever be working on that site again.

Final Words about Freelancer.com

They have so many weird rules, flawed billing system and stupid terms & conditions that are there ONLY to snatch away your money. They robbed me of my $510, but that amount will pay off if I manage to save you from them. Please do STAY AWAY from that site. You need not to go through the same bad experience. Also, do share this post with your friends to spread the word. Tell them to stay away from that site.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

7 Ways to Get Tipped By Your Client on Fiverr

Getting tipped on Fiverr is not very difficult. You just need to have a WILL to please and a positive mindset. To read my Fiverr story just click HERE. I have been tipped many times on Fiverr. You can see that in the below picture:



Amazing, Right??? Now without any further delay, let's talk about how can you get Tipped from the client almost everytime.

1) Be Careful About His/Her Location and Timings

First of all, you should ask clients about their location. So you know how much time difference there is between you and him. Then you must ask when he/she will be free to talk. Not only you will be able to communicate better this way, It will also show your client that you consider his Time important.

Feel free to check 7 Most Commonly ASKED Questions About Fiverr

2) Be Personal

Take their problem as yours. Don't be someone who is only concerned about getting paid. Instead, take special interest in their problem. Give your personal advice and suggestions. Point out if there is something missing or something that can be improved. Think long term and advise them accordingly. Make them feel that there is someone behind their back and they are not alone.

3) Deliver More Than Required

For example, you are hired to design a logo. Now instead of just following their instructions and delivering one logo. You should deliver 3-5 extra logos with different styles and using your own imagination. Give them more options to decide from and show them that you are concerned about their satisfaction not their money.

Feel free to check 8 Fiverr Tips from Top Rated Sellers

4) Show them What you have Done

The look of your final product matters a lot. Be it an article or a logo that you designed for them. It must be easily accessible and easy to scan. For example, you were asked to post comments on various websites. Now when you are about to deliver the work. You should create a nice excel file or PowerPoint presentation. Showing them what you have done, on how many sites you have commented, to which niche those websites belong? how old the websites are ? etc

5) Asking if they Need Anything Else

After completing the work, you must ask them if there is anything remaining that they would like to be done. It shows them that you were not just getting it all over your head. Instead, it seems like you were quite dedicated to the work and still willing to do more.

So those were the main techniques that I use to get tipped from the clients. But do remember that some buyers are not as open hearted as others. If any buyer does not leave you a tip, then just consider him/her as one of those.

NOTE

If you are a seller on fiverr and still haven't got your first order yet, don't worry. Message me below, and I would love to help you out.

Also, don't forget to share this post with your friends :)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

11 YouTube Shortcut Keys that You MUST Know


We all use YouTube but won't it be better if we can use it efficiently and without any hassle? I came across some shortcut keys which I was never aware of. They are really really really helpful, you won't regret knowing them. Just hold on and I will share them below:

1) Switching to Full Screen
You can do that simply by pressing F key in your keyboard.

2) Closing the Full Screen
Simply press Escape key to get back to the normal screen view.

3) Moving to the Search Bar
So you want to search any other video. Simply press / key(forward slash) and it will take you to the search bar.

4) Increasing/Decreasing Play Speed
So you want to get quickly go through the video or get to any previous point. You can simply increase the play speed by pressing Shift + > key and decrease it by pressing Shift + < key.

5) Move Forward/Backward per Frame
If you want to observe any object in the video. You can do that by moving per frame in the video. In order to that, just pause the video and press , key(Comma) to move backward per frame and . key(full stop) to move forward per frame. (Note: the video must be paused when you do that)

6) Restarting/Skiping to the End of Video
You can get to the start of video by pressing HOME key and skip to the end by pressing END key.

7) Play Next Video in the Recommendation/Playlist
To play the next video press Shift + N.

8) Increase/Decrease the Volume
You can do that by simply pressing Up() and Down() arrow keys. Also you can mute the video just by pressing M key.

9) Move Forward/Backward 5 Seconds
You can move forward.5 seconds by pressing Right() arrow key and backward by pressing Left() arrow key.

10) Play/Pause the Video
You can do that by simply pressing K key. You must have wondered why spacebar key does not pause the video like it does in media players. Well because on YouTube, spacebar key requires you to focus(bring pointer on the video) on the video. Thus to avoid it, you can simply press K.

11) Move Forward/Backward in Player Control buttons
Simply press TAB key to move forward and Shift + TAB key to move backward in player control buttons.

You can check various other useful shortcut keys in the post below if you liked this one.

15 Shortcut Keys that Will Make Your Life a Lot Easier


Also, don't forget to share this post with your friends :)

Image Credits go to UnSplash

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

3 Dirty Truths about Online Readers that Every Blogger Should Know


Internet is full of content and information. But only little portion of it actually gets consumed by the readers. This is due to the peculiar nature of online readers. Before I move forward, you might want to take a look at 15 Shortcut Keys that Will Make Your Life EASIER. Now lets mention the 3 dirty TRUTHS about online readers:

1) Subject to Distractions

Online Readers always have other things open in their browser. Such as Facebook, YouTube and their email account etc. So it is very easy for them to get distracted. Thus it is quite necessary to write some QUALITY content and attractive headlines in order to keep them engaged through out your blog post.

2) Easily get Bored

Online readers avoid reading long paragraph. What they like is visually pleasing content, with proper graphics and formatting. They easily get turned off if you put only the textual content there. It takes them only one click to close the tab.

3) Lack of Time

They would waste long hours in front of computer. But still they act like they are running out of time while reading a blog post. In result, they just keep looking for an excuse to not read till the end. The most common excuses they find are:

  • The post has so many grammatical and spelling mistakes.
  • Looks like writer does not believe himself on what he has written
  • Site loads too slow
  • Formatting is so poor, looks like it was written by a kid
You must care about those above mentioned things.


Now that you know the truth about online readers. You must write accordingly to get the most out of them and not turned the off. Following posts will help you out.


Feel free to share your opinion in the comment below and share this post with your friends.

Image Credits go to MaxPixel.FreeGreatPicture.com

Monday, 15 May 2017

4 Major Mistakes that I Committed on Fiverr


We all learn from our mistakes no matter what we do. On Fiverr, I also committed some mistakes. I would like you guys to take a look at them. So you don't do the same mistakes. Lets get started:

1) Expecting Success Overnight

When I joined Fiverr, I thought I would start getting orders right away after creating a gig. But I was totally wrong(Read my Fiverr Story Here). You need to promote your gigs and be proactive in order to get your first order. It is very unlikely that someone will come on his own and buy any of your gig. I mean who would have hired a New seller like me when they had other options of hiring Level 1, 2 and Top Rated Sellers.

2) Not using Attractive Images on my Gigs

There are so many gigs on Fiverr. Even hundreds of them get created everyday. So in order to win orders, you must know how to make your gig stand out of the crowd. And one way to do it is to use attractive images and write detailed descriptions.

3) Making Clients wait for Long

Often times I was too busy with the work that I could not take any more orders. So I asked the clients to wait for my message. I made them wait for like 24 hours and you know what? They just hired someone else without waiting for my message. They did the right thing. Because they are concerned only with their work and getting the job done. Why would they wait for my message anyway?

4) Taking Freelancing as a Piece Of Cake

Like many others, I also thought that earning online is like pulling money from the trees. But it is not like that at all. In fact, as a freelancer, you have to work way more as compare to working offline. The only perk of freelancing is that you don't have to leave your house early in the morning.

But I am so proud and glad that I learned from my mistakes and I am doing way better than I was doing a couple of years ago. You know what are most commonly asked questions about Fiverr? You can find it out along with their answers in the post given below.


7 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Fiverr



When did you get your frist order? and How is Fiverr going for you? You have any question? Feel free to ask me below and don't forget to share this post :)

Image credits go to Pixabay