Monday, August 31, 2015
Register for an account at Photobucket. Photobucket is a free picture hosting site.
Click on Albums + Uploads on the left side of the page.
Choose 'Add More' if you have more then 3 pictures to upload.
Use the 'Browse' button next to each field to select the pictures from your computer hard drive that you want to put into your eBay auction.
Upload you pictures to Photobucket by clicking on the 'Upload' button after your pictures are selected.
Copy the HTML tag onto your clipboard. The HTML tag is found in the third field underneath each picture in your Photobucket album.
Paste the HTML tag from your clipboard into your eBay auction description.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Find a place to host your fund raising event. A good location is important for a bingo fund raiser. An ideal location will hold plenty of people, be comfortable, have the facilities you need for setup and for hosting your event. Another important consideration is to find some place that's affordable. Many banquet or recreation halls offer discounts for a charitable event and some venues will even host the event for free. Check with local churches and recreation centers who might be able to help host your event or make a recommendation.
Choose the prizes. Some bingo events operate on a flat fee structure but for fund raising success, you may want to consider either doing a 50/50 draw where half the proceeds go to prizes and the other half to the cause or you could have prizes instead of cash. A combination also works and can maximize the amount of money you are able to raise. You should canvas to local businesses who may offer prizes to use for honorable mention or advertising perks. If your event is a registered charity, you may also be able to offer a tax receipt to donors.
Rent and purchase equipment and supplies for the night. There are bingo supply or party supply stores that will sell raffle tickets, bingo cards, bingo supplies and rent bingo machines to help you make your event a success.
Ask for help. Trustworthy volunteers can help you get ready for the bingo night and help at the actual event with bingo calling, ticket sales, help with refreshments and help with your advertising efforts.
Advertise for your event. Place an ad in the local newspapers, hand out flyers, contact your local radio station to announce the event and tell people about the fund raiser. By sharing information about the cause you are raising money for, you can increase your attendance. People enjoy playing bingo and want to help with worthy causes.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Find a group of friends, co-workers or classmates who want to participate and find a time and place that is convenient for everyone. The group can be as big or small as you want it, but a group of 5 to 8 people usually works out the best. If you are doing the reading on a weeknight, a 6:30-7:00 start time is usually best.
Choose a play. You can pick any play you want, but play-reading groups are especially popular for Shakespeare. Whatever play you choose, just make sure that are a sufficient number of parts for the participants and that everyone has access to a copy of the play. If it is one that would be hard to find at the bookstore or library, try to find a free copy online (see Resources) and send it to everyone. Also make sure that it is a play that can be performed in 2 to 3 hours.
Assign parts so that everyone will be performing for approximately the same amount of time. A good idea is to try to give everyone a major character role and then one or more smaller parts. Try to avoid assigning two characters who talk to each other to the same person. Also, don't be afraid to cast cross-gender, meaning assigning male parts to women and vice versa.
Send out an email with everyone's parts (and copies of the play if necessary) a few days before the reading. Encourage everyone to look over their assigned parts, but don't read the entire play, as a 'cold read' usually makes the performance more fun.
On the night of the reading, have everyone get in a circle, introduce themselves and who they are playing, and begin reading. There is no movement or props, the performers just read their parts while sitting. Plan an intermission somewhere halfway through the play (if you are doing Shakespeare, the end of Act 3 is usually a good stopping point).
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Open Windows Movie Maker. Import your Windows-compatible video file (such as .avi or .wmv ) into Windows Movie Maker. Go to the Movie Tasks pane, click 'Send to the Web' under 'Finish Movie' and the Save Movie Wizard appears. If you choose, you now may type a name for your movie. On the Movie Setting page, select the type of Internet connection you believe most of your viewers have. Then click 'Next.' Movie Maker saves your movie, which might take several minutes, depending on the length of your movie. You then have the option to save your movie to your chosen video hosting account, such as YouTube. Follow the onscreen directions. The Save Movie Wizard uploads your movie to your video hosting provider. On the 'Completing the Save Movie Wizard' page, select 'Watch my movie on the Web after I click Finish,' then click 'Finish.'
Open iMovie on your Mac-based computer. Import your Mac-compatible video file (such as .mov) into iMovie by choosing 'File,' then 'Import
Open Final Cut Pro on your Mac-based computer. Import your Mac-compatible video file (such as .mov) into Final Cut Pro by clicking 'File
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Send invitations. A cryptic e-mail will work fine for this game: 'You are hereby summoned to a Clue party at the home of (your name) at (time) on (date), where you will investigate the murder of Mr. Boddy. Please come dressed as (choose one of the following for each guest: Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. White or Mrs. Peacock).'
Decide who will be designated as the murderer, in which room the murder was committed, and with which weapon was used to carry it out. Take the cards that represent each of these elements out of the Clue set and place them in the provided envelope.
Label nine areas of your house by making and hanging poster-board signs that designate each area as one of the rooms in the Clue mansion.
Collect the following 'murder weapons:' the revolver (use a toy gun),the candlestick, the knife (use a plastic or rubber one), the rope, the wrench and the pipe.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Visit Bravenet.com. Click on the link that says 'Join Bravenet.'
Choose a username for the website. Enter your first and last name as well as your email address. Select a password for access to your web page's control panel. Choose whether you'd like to subscribe to any of the newsletters or join the research community. Read and agree to the Bravenet Terms of Service. Click 'Join Bravenet.'
Review offers from Bravenet's partners. You can choose to sign up for this offer or scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Proceed to Member's Area.'
Validate your account by entering the validation code that was sent in the email by Bravenet. You will need to copy the code and paste it in the text box on the email validation screen. Click 'Validate Account.'
Choose whether you wish to subscribe to any of the newsletters provided by Bravenet, otherwise, click 'Continue to Member's Area.'
Click on the Free Web Hosting option. Click on Bravehost Classic Website hosting. Scroll down and select the ''Free' hosting by clicking 'Sign Up Now.'
Click 'Build a New Website.' Click on 'Use a subdomain.' Enter the domain name of your website. Click 'Create Subdomain.'
Select 'Web Templates' in your website manager. Click on 'Browse Gallery.' Select a template to use for your website. Click on it and then upload the template to your Bravenet hosting account.
In the Website Manager, click on the Manage icon next to your website address. It looks like a piece of paper and a pencil. Click on 'Text/Visual Editor.' Right-click on your template file and click 'Edit with Visual Editor.'
Edit your site's navigation links, archives and content. Save your web page and give friends your web address so they can visit it.
Go to the Go Daddy website and log in to your account with your username and password. Click on 'Domain Manager' in the 'My Products' section.
Go to the Tools menu and select 'DNS Manager.' The DNS dashboard will come up on the screen. Choose the domain name for which you want to create a subdomain record and click 'Edit Zone.' View the Zone File Editor screen.
Click 'Add New Record' to display the DNS Record window. Select 'A (Host)' from the record type list.
Enter the subdomain you want to use in the Host Name field and make sure it doesn't exceed 25 characters. You can't use periods as the first or last character nor can you repeat them. Enter the IP address where you want the subdomain to point in the 'Points to IP Address' field and select the cache length in the TTL field. Click 'OK.'
Click on 'Save Zone File' and then 'OK.' Your new subdomain should display in the A (Host) section.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Log in to your Google account. It’s free to create an account if you don’t already have one.
Open Google Docs.
Click the “Upload” button. Click “Select Files to Upload” to choose your PDF files. Select “Convert Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets to the Corresponding Google Docs Format” if you want to be able to edit the documents later. Click “Start Upload.”
Open a PDF that you want to publish from your Google Docs list. Click “Share.” This will make the file public to other viewers. Check “Allow Anyone with the Link to View.” Copy the listed link so you can share it with others. Click “Save and Close.”
Decide how many players will be allowed, keep in mind time and the number of available pool tables. The average weekly bar tournament allows 8-16 players for at least 2 pool tables. Draw up brackets or download them for free at a number of sites.
Decide on the rules of the pool tournament, including the number of games per match . Almost every league has its own variation on billiard rules, so specify what leagues rules you choose to follow. It is easier to pick a league to follow so that rules can be looked up or distributed to all players in the pool tournament.
When choosing the number of games per match keep time in mind. No player wants to wait hours between matches, but the bar owner needs players there long enough to buy food and drinks. An average 8-Ball tournament can be a race to see who wins 3 games, 9-Ball is often a race to 5 games.
Set an entry fee and ask the bar owner if they would like to add anything to the pot. This could include free drink coupons, t-shirts, or cash. You don't have to decide the exact dollar amount of the pay-outs at this time, but you should choose how the split will look as a percentage. For example, an average weekly bar pool tournament will split the pay-out like this: 1st Place - 50 percent, 2nd Place - 30 percent 3rd Place - 20 percent. The bar owner can decide how and when to award prizes they donated.
Advertise the pool tournament everywhere you can. Most pool league operators have newsletters they send out, ask to be included. Set fliers around the bar where the pool tournament is to be held, and other bar owners may allow you to advertise if pool is not their main interest.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Plan a model for your website by asking yourself important questions about its design and purpose. Do you want your site to cater to particular demographic and community, or will it be more general like Youtube? Do you want to host user-made videos and copyright-free music at your website, or do you plan to distribute copyrighted material in exchange for a fee? If you choose the latter, you'll need to acquire the appropriate licenses and strike deals with content copyright holders.
Choose a web hosting company. This will allow your web site to have an online presence, complete with its own URL. Yahoo! Small Business offers web hosting packages for as little as $10 per month. This includes unlimited data transfer, disk space, audio and video galleries, and web design tools, all of which will be necessary for a movie and music download site.
Consider choosing an alternative, purpose-specific web hosting site, such as Fliggo. Fliggo is a free web hosting agency that will allow you to create a video hosting site without any technical knowledge of web design. At this time, Fliggo is free. Unfortunately, the level of customization involved with a method like this is rather limited, and you won't be able to run a for-pay site. This will, however, allow you to test the Internet waters and find a market before taking the plunge with a custom site.
Hire a team of skilled individuals to help with the development and day-to-day operations of your website. You'll need web designers, content creators, marketing experts, moderators and probably a legal specialist. Unless your consider yourself to be a 'jack of all trades' with an unlimited amount of free time, starting a movie and music download site by yourself will be overwhelming.
Build an online community around your website. One of the biggest problems facing Internet startups is a lack of traffic. The Internet is flooded with music and movie download websites, and your site will need unique features, excellent design and interesting content in order to stand out. Find other websites catering to your chosen market and demographic, and purchase advertising.
Go to your domain name registrar company on the Web. Log in to your account by typing your username and password in the appropriate fields. Wait for the page to download completely to see the list of your domain names.
Select your new domain name. If you have multiple domain names you will want to make sure you choose the correct name. Choose only the name of the domain that you wish to edit.
Go to the domain name's control panel or configuration page by clicking on the provided link. Choose the link that will allow you to change the domain name's name servers from the different configuration options.
Delete the old name servers from the field and enter the new name servers. Enter the correct name server codes for the primary and secondary fields. Check your new name server for the corresponding codes.
Save the changes you made. Depending on your registrar company, the modifications you made may take from 24 to 48 hours before they can take effect. It does not usually take this long, but don't be alarmed if it does.
Log into your registrant account after a couple of days and click on the modified domain name from your list. Check the domain name info to ensure that all changes have been implemented. If the changes did not take place you can reenter the information or contact the registrar.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Make an outline of the different sections of your website. Planning the organizational structure of your resume website in advance will make it easier to create the navigation of your site. You will want to include an area for work experience, skills, education, and professional development. Depending on the type of job you're seeking, you may want to include a portfolio section to showcase samples of your work.
Create a template for your website. In this step, you will create the basic look and layout of your resume site. Choose a color theme appropriate for your industry. For example, if you are seeking an accounting position, you will want your resume site to look very professional. Choosing a very bright and bold color scheme may not convey the right image to potential employers.
Save your template and set editable regions. Your editable regions are the areas that will be different on each page of your resume site. The main content area should be editable, and your navigation should remain uneditable. If you need to change the navigation of your site to include an additonal area of expertise, for example, you will only need to change the template file and the change will affect every page of your website.
Create the other pages of your site based on the areas you identified in Step 1. Save each page with an applicable name, such as Work History for the page that includes a chronological history of your previous employment.
Add content to the various pages of your resume website. Use actionable words and phrases, and use keywords that will stand out to the potential employers that you're hoping to attract. You can include photos of yourself if you choose. If you have photos of yourself participating in volunteer work, it would be appropriate to include those within the area of your site that describes your volunteer involvement.
Publish your website to your hosting account using an FTP client, such as Core FTP. Core FTP is available as a free download, and is very simple to use.
Develop a business plan that identifies your connection suppliers and outlines your technical setup. Your plan should contain a comprehensive budget and profit/loss sheet. It should also be able to illustrate your target market so you can best decide which strategy to employ to penetrate that market.
Obtain funding from banks, investments firms or angel investors. Your business plan will go a long way in proving to investors that you have researched your business and that it will provide them with a return on their investment.
Choose a system that will power the telecommunications aspect of your calling card business. Ready-made software solutions such as CardSaver are available for purchase. Alternatively, outsource a freelance programmer or programming team to develop a custom software solution for your business. The money you choose to invest in your software will depend on the intended scope of your business.
Arrange server hosting with a professional hosting company. Your home Internet connection will not be robust enough to handle the demands of a telecommunications business. The number of servers you need to purchase will depend on your business's customer call volume. The more calls that take place at the same time, the more servers you need to keep the service operational.
Purchase airtime from a long-distance telecommunications carrier and divide your airtime up among your calling cards. The mechanics of the business involve buying airtime in bulk from your long-distance carrier and then selling fractions of that airtime for more money. Usually, the more minutes you buy at once, the more money you can save, provided you are able to sell the airtime before it expires.
Contact a printing agency to print your calling cards. They should be able to provide samples of their work to ensure you will be satisfied with the quality. It is important that the silver strip on the back of the calling cards can be easily removed with a coin without damaging the PIN number that it covers.
Contact retailers who can sell your calling cards for you, as most tourists won't want to spend time searching for your business directly. The most calling card throughput will be seen in high-tourism areas, such as souvenir shops and hotels.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Navigate to the GoDaddy email login website (see Resource 1) and then log in to your account.
Click the 'Settings' menu on the Web page that opens and then click 'Personal Settings.'
Click the 'Auto Reply' tab and then click to select 'Enable Auto Reply.'
Click to select either 'Default' or 'Custom' option below 'Reply From.' If you choose 'Default' then the auto-response email will be sent using the email address from which you normally send emails. On the other hand, if you want the email to be sent from another email address, choose 'Custom' and then type the email address.
Click to select either 'Default' or 'Custom' option below 'Reply Subject.' If you choose 'Default' then the auto-response email will be sent using a subject as set in the GoDaddy mail server. On the other hand, if you want the email to be sent with your specific subject, choose 'Custom' and then type the subject of the auto-response email.
Click to select either 'Start Now' or 'Start On' option below 'Start Time.' 'Start Now' will start the auto-responder immediately. 'Start On' allows you to specify the time from which you want the auto-responder to automatically become active.
Click to select either 'No End Time' or 'End On' option below 'End Time.' 'No End Time' will keep the auto-responder active forever and 'End On' lets you specify the time from which you want the auto-responder to automatically become inactive.
Click to select either the 'Once per email message' or the 'Once per email address' option below 'Reply Frequency.' The 'Once per email message' option will send an auto-response email for every email that is received. On the other hand, the 'Once per email address' option will only send one auto-response email to a particular address irrespective of how many emails come from that address.
Type you auto-response message below 'General Reply Message' and then click 'OK.'
Arrange the tables so that all conference attendees can see the speaker at the front of the room. Table arrangement will help determine how the rest of the room is decorated.
Cover the tables with either a neutral table cloth or with one that complements or matches the colors of the conference logo. Make sure that the color you choose does not hurt your attendees' eyes. Any color that is very bright may begin to irritate conference goers' eyes after just a few minutes.
Cover the chairs if they clash with table covers or if they are unappealing to the eye. Folding chairs will always need to be covered in order to make them look more comfortable and welcoming to guests. A neutral color should be used for the chairs so that you do not overwhelm your guests with too much color.
Add small, useful centerpieces to every table. If using long tables you can use one centerpiece for every four chairs. A useful centerpiece may include a covered box of tissue and a wine glass full of pens with the conference's logo on them. Remember that you do not want to block attendees' view of the speaker.
Attach a large print of the conference's logo to the front of the lectern being provided to the speakers. You can also use prints of the conference logo to decorate the walls of the reception hall.
Hang wall hangings that correlate with the conference's main goal or theme. If you are hosting a computer conference, wall hangings with pictures of the latest computer hardware will add a nice touch and give attendees something new to look at during breaks in activity.
Log in to your GoDaddy account and go to the 'My Account' page.
Click on 'Hosting' on the left side of the page under 'My Products,' then click on 'Manage Account' and choose 'Domain Management' under 'Settings.'
Click 'Add Domain.' Enter the new domain name in the field marked 'Domain,' and enter the sub-folder that will contain the site in the 'Folder' field. Click 'OK' to complete the process.
Start by reading the information GoDaddy provides on its hosting plans. From the 'Hosting & Servers' menu, choose 'Hosting Plans.' Scan the summary provided on that page for a quick overview of the differences between hosting plans.
Choose the platform you will be using to host your site. You can choose Linux or Windows. Contact GoDaddy customer service at (480) 505-8877 if you do not know how to choose between Linux or Windows.
Choose a term for your hosting service. You may choose an introductory term of a month or two, or you may choose a term of one or two years.
Research various Web site hosting and design companies to fit your needs. Various sites offer free hosting and design services, while others may charge a nominal fee. A website hosting company will maintain the site on a daily basis to make sure that all links and content operate smoothly. In addition, they will be a resource for the Web site owner to go to if there are any difficulties.
Register your domain name with the hosting and design site you choose. Be sure to have a few names as ideas, as the original one you want may already be taken. A domain name is the actual web address of your site. An example of a domain name/web address would be www.mywebsitename.com.
Follow the steps of your hosting and design site to develop your own Web site. You will have a choice of various themes, colors and platforms for your site.
Upload various photos, artwork and guestbook information for your users to be able to see on your page. Many sites will have various downloads users can add to their sites for free. These downloads will enable options such as a 'visitors counter,' which will count how many people visit your site, a guestbook for users to sign, and blog or feedback section to allow users to leave comments about your site. Your hosting site will provide you the tools to add these features to your site directly, usually by a simple click of a button or by selecting certain features during the design phase of the site.
Notify your hosting and design company when your page has been finished being designed and is ready to 'go live.' This will activate your page on the Internet and allow users to access it.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Obtain permission to create an official website. Unless you are creating an official website for your own venture, you must obtain permission before even going to work on the site. Talk to the person or group that you wish to create an official website about. Pitch your idea to them, and make sure that they don't already have an official website and that they are interested in you creating one.
Register a domain. Registering a domain rather than hosting somewhere else makes your website look far more professional. If you are creating an official website for a person, band or product, having your own domain is a must. Think of a catchy title that is easy to remember. Then choose a domain registration service, and register your site on the Web.
Find a hosting service. Once you have a domain, you will also need a hosting service. Hosting services keep all the information for your website on a server so that it can be accessed by people on the Web. Some domain registration services also host but may not have prices and services that meet your needs. Do a little research, and find out what hosting service is right for you.
Download website creation software. A number of free programs exist for creating content for your official website, such as Joomla! and NVU. Download one of them to avoid tedious hours spent coding by hand.
Create content. The fun part of creating an official website is making the content. At the very least, you will need a banner and a landing page. The banner should be something visually interesting, the logo of the product or band, or a logo that you design yourself if one does not already exist. Use your website creation software to craft a professional-looking official website. You will probably want to include things like a biography or an about page, a news page, and a resume, bibliography, discography, or other representation of the subject's professional history. Media, such as music, videos, or product documentation or demonstration, can also be helpful.
Upload your content. Your final content files need to be uploaded to your host. This can be done using an FTP server or by using the control panel provided by your hosting service.
Update name servers. Go to your host, and find your name server information. Copy and paste this information, and insert it into the name server information field on your domain service. This will direct your domain to the content at the hosting service.
Get funding for your e-commerce business if necessary. Consider taking a private loan from an individual you know in order to avoid high interest charges, or take out a bank loan. You can seek an angel investor, which is a rich individual who will provide you with funding. Alternatively, you can apply for grants from various businesses and the government to start your business.
Find an e-commerce website host, which is a company that will host your website on its servers. Most hosting companies offer several different hosting packages at different price rates, such as 'Basic' and 'Business.' You should choose a hosting package specifically for e-commerce websites; it will be tailored to a company's needs and bandwidth requirements, and may include perks, such as e-commerce tools.
Create your website if you have Web design programming and knowledge, otherwise hire a Web programmer and designer to do the work for you. Create a detailed website plan that lays out what you need and expect, and areas where you're open to input. Pay the programmer and designer in stages, and have all the details, including deadlines and payment info, laid out in a contract, which both you and the designers and programmers must sign.
Set up business bank accounts at your local bank, which is necessary to keep your personal and business finances separate from each other. Consider registering your business as a Limited Liability Company to reduce your financial risk.
Hire employees if necessary. For example, if your e-commerce business involves shipping packages all day long, consider hiring someone to do the packaging and shipping so that you can concentrate on customer service.
Hire an accountant to take care of your finances. It is important to keep accurate books and a detailed list of expenses so that your taxes at the year's end are accurate. You may be required to pay estimated taxes every quarter. An accountant will be able to advise you on all aspects of your finances, help you find deductions and pay your taxes on time.