Woke governance that has sent profits spiraling at companies like Anheuser-Busch and Target often begins with lefty investment firms pressuring them to push products their way, according to Anson Frericks.
Target’s Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell announced the company will suffer an estimated $500 million in lost profits this year, citing organized retail theft as a primary factor. https://t.co/Uls9ghFVNT
Wondering what is the best tv package options in the United Kingdom? Here’s what is currently worth a look.
Sky & Virgin = essentially paying thick end of £45 per month (£540 a year) for a basic package, and before you’ve added anything extra like sports / movie packages… to watch basically the same shows repeated over & over again.
Sky has been known to quit working when it’s pissing down, especially if the LNB on the dish is getting old: Had our first one installed around 1999/2000 with the original “Sky Digital”, had to replace it about 4yrs ago.
You can access it online via “Sky Go” with a subscription, but that doesn’t have the full compliment of channels due to legal crap with the contracts Sky has with the other TV companies that run on their platform…. and “Sky Go” now only really works if you view it on a Tablet / TV Box / Games console because the PC Browser version can only be view in Internet Explorer now that Google Chrome + Mozilla Firefox no longer support the “Microsoft Silverlight” plugin needed to run it.
You can get a “FreeSat for Sky” package for a £25 fee every 5-10yrs to get access to the subscription free channels on a Sky box.
Virgin…. from what I’ve heard are not highly regarded for their customer service.
Netflix….. not everyone’s a fan of it now since it was revealed close ties to members of the Obama admin (including putting the Susan Rice woman who covered up the Benghazi attack with lies about placing the blame on a YouTube video that had f-all to do with it being put on the Netflix board of Directors).
Amazon Prime Video….. good value for money, especially if you mostly just watch movie channels… get a basic “video only” subscription for £5.99 a month (£71.88 a year), or a “full prime” monthly subscription for £7.99 a month (£95.88 a year) that also gives you free Amazon delivery, access to Amazon Music + free downloads from the Kindle E-Books store…. or you can just pay them a £79 annual fee for full prime and be done with it until next year (equivalent to paying £6.58 a month).
Just like YouTube HD content it works well enough as long as you have Broadband that comfortably runs above 4500kbps, worked quite well via the app on my XBOX 360 last time I tried it, and also works alright on my PC but has funny glitches occasionally similar to an old fashioned TV aerial (have to fix it by turning monitor off and on again)…. otherwise it works well with shows like exclusive “The Grand Tour” shot in 4k HDR. If the internet bandwidth drops to inadequate quality it drops the video resolution accordingly and looks crap until you stop the video, refresh, and resume where you left off.
Apple iTunes…. got the option to purchase and download what you want, or purchase then stream it from the iCloud to a PC or an Apple TV box, from the Apple TV box you can also download apps to watch content from YouTube + Amazon Prime + BBC iPlayer (and the equivalents from ITV + Channel4).
If you stream it from iCloud (including with previews) it has the same glitch with quality as I’ve had with Amazon Prime… if you download the content and stream it to the TV from a PC/Mac to an Apple TV it play back in best quality you can get short of running it off a DVD/Blu-Ray.
Once you’ve started building up a collection from the iTunes store it starts to work out cheaper than Sky (only have to pay for it once to watch the same thing over & over again): most Standard definition episodes are £1.89 each (some as low as 99p for SD episodes of Portillo’s Railway journeys series), £2.49 for HD episodes. Full series range in price generally from £3.99 through to about £25 (price drops accordingly if you buy one episode from the series, then decide to buy the rest at a later date)….. with full box sets costing around £30 to £50 generally (e.g. full series of “Seinfeld” costs £30 for the lot instead £100+ being charged for the DVD box set last time I dared look for it on Amazon, but free to watch on Prime).
Investing in the UK Stockmarket can be a great way to turn your spare cash into even more spare cash, providing you know what you’re doing. Especially as interest rates in your average Savings Account are still not much to get excited about unless you’ve got the spare cash to stick in one of those fixed term accounts that usually require a minimum £500 investment that you can’t touch for between 2 to 5 years.
However there seems to be a fair few people around who seem to like the idea of investing in the stockmarket but don’t have a clue where to get started.
I like to have a good bet when I can spare the money, I’d probably like it even more if I was earning enough money from these blogs to do it more frequently.
Betting is something you shouldn’t really do if you can’t spare the money, and requires a large degree of self-discipline both not to blow too much money on it on the path to becoming a gambling addict, and also to focus on what is a realistic prospect to stick your money on and not get taken in by something with long odds that only stands a chance of winning if something really weird happens that screws-up the event – like a freak weather event, or someone having an epic fail that takes out a chunk of the most likely winners of an event.
If you’re reading this, you may already know what a blog is. If not, then a blog can be used to write a personal diary or as a platform to write online articles similar to the kind of thing that’ve been appearing in Newspapers & Magazines for years.
Many people do this, and don’t earn s***, probably because they aren’t that fussed about earning from their blog, but in other cases they just don’t really know how to do it properly, or they just don’t put the effort in.
There are other people who do this, who claim to make $1000’s doing it, and even write books to boast about it and tell other people how to go about doing it. I’ve had a flick through many of these books recently, and they pretty much all say the same thing without being maybe as truly helpful as they could.
There are even people who have become millionaires from blogging, and it may be possible for you to do the same, but you’ll have a hell of alot of work ahead of you laying the foundation stones to be able to get there.
If you want to have a go at this yourself, you will need the following things:
1) An idea about what you want to write about, think of a topic that you’re actually interested in, know about enough to not look like a moron when you’re writing about it, and have the willpower to write about on a regular basis.
Most of these books about blogging suggest trying to find a specific niche on the topic to write about, but not one so weird there’d be a very limited people wanting to read it. For instance “How to make money blogging” is probably more likely to attract readers than “How to make money by giving elephants nipple piercings”.
2) Energy….. if you’re totally knackered you’re gonna have quite a struggle engaging your brain to assemble words to use in your blog posts in a way that makes sense, if any at all.
3) Time… let’s face it, writing takes a while to do…… but you can also write a crapload of blogs at once (providing you don’t over-burden yourself to the point you get bits of them mixed up), and set the blog website to release them to the world at a set time if needs be.
5) Advertising to make money from your blog posts by monetising them. The most popular choices are Google AdSense + Amazon Associates, which I’ve also found to be the most reliable for payouts.
6) SEO & PPC Advertising Skills, to bring people to your blog to click on the adverts that will earn you money.
SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimisation”, and is the dark art of tweaking your website to play nicely with the search engine robots when they come to visit your website to gather information to add your pages to the listings on the various Search Engines.
PPC stands for “Pay Per Click”, and is a form of advertising where the owner of the pages an advert is displayed on gets paid when someone clicks on it. Just as you need it to earn money on your own pages, you also need to run adverts through it to display adverts to your blog site on other people’s websites to bring people to your site in the hopes they will click on your adverts.
There are popular options including Google AdWords, Facebook Ads + Bing Ads. It can cost from as little as a tenner a month, through to well over $300/£300+ a month.
7) Social Media accounts to promote the blog and lure people in to read your content. All the usual suspects: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc.
8) Software, to make running the blog more painless & look more professional…….. you may want to consider graphics software, image editing software, video editing software + SEO Software for starters.
If you liked this article, check out our one on Youtubing, which you can use to earn an extra stream of online cash alongside your Blog.
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Forex is short for “Foreign Exchange”, and is basically swapping over currency from one country for one from another – For instance swapping your British Pounds (GBP / £) for US Dollars (USD / £), like you may do when going on Holiday (Vacation), or in this instance for investing purposes.
For investing purposes, this is basically done by taking advantage of changes in value for the currency over the passage of time. Thanks to the same technology you’re using to read this article, you can keep tabs on it via the internet at a dedicated Foreign Exchange website.
In order to do it for the purposes of investing you will need the following:
Knowledge of what you’re letting yourself in for. If you want to be successful at any kind of investing, you need to get your geek on, and do craploads of reading to learn how it works. If you jump into investing without knowing what you’re doing, you’re going to get your ass kicked (as the Americans say). For that, you may want to consider a couple of books such as Currency Trading for Dummies (among others)
A customer account with an investing broker that allows you to do Forex Investing.
Some money to invest….. most the brokers I’ve seen who allow you to do Forex require a minimum £200 – £300 for your first investment. If you can’t afford to lose it, you may want to consider a different sort of investment.
Research of what’s happening in the market, such as the Currency Heatmaps at Digital Look (I always have trouble finding them again).
Practice via an online fantasy investing game such as what was available at the now defunct Bullbearings (that’s the one I’d been using for at least 10years now) so you can get the hang of what you’re doing without pissing any real money up the wall by making rookie investing mistakes (and trust me, you WILL make mistakes).
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