Saturday, 19 December 2015
That creating a cash flow forecast on the worst case scenario is probably a must before taking on any casual, perhipheral, supply etc work as that is most likely to happen - plus more unexpected hiccups.
This includes the contract for resources to be made for dodgy places offered by a local college which could have compromised personal safety.
There are some very dodgy practices in the big wide employment world in the UK at the moment. Its one thing to be savvy as HR but there are ethics and good practice and H&S issues etc. that should be honoured.
Supply of Labour Economics?
Saturday, 12 December 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
Monday, 12 October 2015
Maybe write a book as we go along - on various topics, some historical and personal, some subject resource orientated, some creative - just a few hundred words each day with the intention of some kind of insight or auto biography or family info or just a fiction novel ....a series of short stories with characters real but altered ...
Quote from the Feedback form ...
Really great unit – Love the us e of fictional companies to engage and enthuse the students
Quality seems good with some outstanding features
To then find a contract is sent with no Company Registration information and as soon as information is requested and declarations made regarding other Freelance Work - the whole situation is reversed and all work cancelled made the student setting up some HNC project seem more likely ...
Discussions and dodgy contracts are going to be a part and parcel of Freelance Work no doubt, but when its a local company and you have visited them to discuss issues and felt there was room for clarification and assurance and these have not been forthcoming - it does leave a lot of work completed with no recompense.
Other Tuition requests have gone well with two visits for agreement signing. The Tuition Agencies are bringing in quite a lot of offers and it would seem the rates set are too high so this must be changed - not so easy online when the online agency will not allow rate changing with open discussions from tutees - and there are 24 of those to close either with or without meetings before rates can be altered.
The Child Care Over 8s has had a few enquiries which is promising and sadly the Direct Sales have to wait - because of the Freelance work - but there are enquiries for other sales people on the Gumtree advert.
All appears to be going to plan - with an additional strand of an application or two for part-time work which provided two sets of interviews (with sales pitches and presentations needed) and also travel to the interview sites - plus an associated parking ticket from a hotel car park when invited by the interviewing company - which has to be appealed .. and an email address for the appeal which is not an accepted email address so more searching and input - very time consuming and yet a very acceptable part time job which would fit in with other self employed work very well.
More applications on a similar theme - teaching, tutoring, sales etc for some part-time or full time paye work which would then allow the Self Employment to be evenings and weekends.
Expenses were not paid for the interview which takes away from the incomings and increases costs for this month.
Its cool that it is apparently taking off - its the direction that is a tad in question with a Freelance Contract where lots of work was completed coming to nothing.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Checked the QAATuition Facebook page
Updated the Sherwood Forest Facebook page
Project planning the Freelance work
Applications for part-time work also in progress
These different strands are quite stressful in terms of balancing how to manage them all and cope with bureaucratic and employer timescales - in terms of part time jobs (the bread and butter but sporadic or not so well paid work) the employer always wants lots of weeks in hand before payment.
Ditto some freelance work - and then there are the questions on how to make sure the start up does not fail for these time delays in receiving payment.
Inland Revenue Self Assessment updated
If starting from absolute scratch with finance and no grants-funding there's a danger that any monies that do eventually come in and are only for one or two months - could upset the remaining year.
Hopefully as a small self employed business the whole input (apart perhaps from PAYE) can be balanced at the new tax year with the accounts.
All expenses must be counted in of course and accepted as part of the ability to become self sufficient financially over a planned time period and as a willingness to be part of the working world rather than constantly applying for PAYE work that isn't available for various reasons - age for example.
Anyone who feels Self Employment is simple and means a less rigorous working lifestyle is mis-informed. The stress and planning and need for every item of work and supporting systems to be completed personally with no organisation behind as support is exhausting and time consuming.
It is recorded on the internet that partnerships are more likely to do well than an individual in self employment - but hey that's partly what the Virtual Assistant strand is all about....
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Meetings with Companies for Part Time Work on Daily Rates with Expenses (sadly paid only at the end of the first month - potentially waiting five weeks for three weeks pay to last for a further four weeks ie nine weeks on three weeks hourly pay with expenses) and Travel each day - quite a problem if there isn't a partner working or resources in the bank.... potentially an advance would solve these kinds of problems.
Training Courses are similar for any particular part-time or contract work.
Tutoring enquires coming in and first meetings being arranged
Freelance work with local organisation/s being discussed
On an Accounting note - All recent expenditure needs to be recouped as soon as possible ... can internet and phone time be included for example.
A New page on the 'Infographic CV' so its readily available without having to email the information out.
Has a range of Contracts with suitable clauses been explored?
Information from the Inland Revenue under consideration too. There is a Self Assessment and Self Employment login from previous era's!
Friday, 25 September 2015
Saturday, 12 September 2015
to keep up to date with these takes a little dedication, (and that's just the Business Studies).
Once a Tutee has made enquires about Tuition (First Tutors online Agency have provided nine enquires this month so far - and there has been one phone call from advertising directly too) we can discuss the Qualification and Specification and find the recommended resources - all this can be sorted in an initial meeting and a simple agreement about the dates and times of Tuition and Payment signed so the Tutor, the Tutee and the person making payment (if its not the Tutee) are all happy.
The Poster has been sent to the local Spotted Facebook Admin for them to add to the local info page - and been added to the QAAWyrd Tuition Facebook and the http://qaa-confidence.blogspot.com/
Lots of research has gone into these Specifications (mentioned above) including the Functional Skills so we are ready for the new Academic Term.
The New local Tram service is going to be really useful for getting around town and out to the big estates and local towns simply and also stops in the City just next to the Waterstones Bookstore - where there are lots of Revision and Text books. Hopefully it will be a good year with lots of Students who require Tuition.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
The design info Power Point is therefore on - just waiting while assessing if its a cool idea, if the design would work etc etc.
Checking Research for folks writing books - there seems to be quite a market.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
Using Microsoft Office Smart Art to Plan Info - (see the Diary blogpost 03 Sept 15 -
Please note its definitely not an essay Essay planning is on
http://qaawyrd.wordpress.com/ - resource for students web-blog) Diagrams are useful.
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Lots of Notes on Lesson Ideas - looking for new Business Studies buzz or jargon words to be as up to date as possible - e.g. Edutainment
Thoughts - We have a cohort of teaching academics who have trained in the days of non-linear specifications and who expect to keep their students reasonably well entertained to make Education Interesting - and this my be in conflict with the current move towards a Linear Curriculum with examinations at the end of two years. In this scenario here is a hierarchy who believe Education is something of an old fashioned and desk bound written examination activity. Or at best a kind of demarcated system for the hands-on and the hand-written.
For Example - one of the questions we need to ask is:- Can you learn to mend a car as a mechanic more effectively from a Car Manufacturers Handbook, or a few E-how or Youtube videos from the Manufacturer?
If we are project based students and potentially a Technically savvy Country - is the aim to foster and create the pure academic?
Whatever the focus - the Specification is key.
Quotes on Teaching, Mentoring and Tutoring.
"Teaching is considered the whole class or group working "The art of successful teaching is thus crucially bound up with developing both decision-making skills and action skills. This distinction between these two types of skills is extremely important, because teaching is as much a thinking activity as it is observable actions.
Teaching involves purposeful and goal-directed behaviour
The level of expertise is evidenced by the display of precision smoothness and sensitivity to context.
They can be improved by training and practice.
... Another key feature of teaching skills is that they clearly draw upon the teachers knowledge about effective teaching (Cooper and McIntyre, 1996; Carlgreen et al
., 1994 ....Shulman (1987) has argued that at the very least this knowledge base includes
- knowledge about content
- knowledge about broad principles and strategies of classroom management and organisation
- Knowledge about curriculum and programmes
- Knowledge about the teaching of particular content topics
- Knowledge about pupils
- Knowledge about educational contexts, ranging from the classroom group to aspects of the community,
- Knowledge about educational aims and values
Friday, 4 September 2015
('IT' refers to the blog - not Info Tech or nastiness - just had to be said)
It shows that there are area's of the small business that are different.
It shows the profiles
It keeps all the info in one place
It can talk to the younger generation who are used to Facebook Style input
It can talk to the folk who want more information via the Diary
It's possible to just find the Tuition Info
It's possible to just find the Tutoring Resource info
Its essentially how the pages of a website would be made and put together.
Its like an Intranet - and people are quite used to those.
It needs a few links adding in a list to useful info sites. (the ones on the individual blogs)
It might show amongst all the other QAAWyrd internet info and the Rubric might indicate to some people - read this first.
It's apparent it is all the other internet sites that are accepted.
Thursday, 3 September 2015
There were two questions - the first:- 1) how to appeal to Parents of prospective tutees and how to appeal to Mature Students - and thirdly how to appeal to Young Adults as Students. These being the three types of individual who are most likely to be seriously looking for a Private Tutor.
The Second Question:- 2) How to have an online presence that had some kind of continuity and yet was diverse because of the nature of Registering with Online Agencies and if it would be worthwhile investing time in creating a personal website with a dot.com at this stage. From the options available would this website address the necessary issues without causing further problems.
First and Foremost is the necessity to bring in an income and to this end the Online Agency Profiles must take precedence.
To make the most of the profile should we address just the Student or the Parent?
To sell to anyone, its is wise to obtain a positive empathy in terms of discussion or scenario so that the Individual considering if it is wise to buy your product is continually agreeing to the information you portray. Obviously purchasing items is a different matter.
For any Adult looking for Tuition for either themselves or a Young Adult or Teenager in their care - the prime concern is often that the Academic World does not understand their 'Real World' the World of Work or path to success. The world they are occupying as they read the information in the profile.
The reason for requiring Tuition is a fear of failure and a fear that the lack of a one to one learning situation can leave serious gaps in the knowledge the person needs to acquire.
Taking on a commitment to the long process towards Academic Qualification and Achievement is similar to taking on a large project in the work place.
For Parents who have entered the workplace without qualifications with the expectation of progressing through the work hierarchy (as usual in the East Midlands for at least a Generation around the 1960s) or through an Apprenticeship - there are similarities with Product Life-Cycles and long Term Projects.
It was a logical step to see if any of the buzz words or jargon in the Project Management world might apply to the quest for Tuition. So as the Internet is full of useful information it was a click of a button to find something that might resonate. This opened up a whole world of 'Old Experience and Competences' that had almost been forgotten by the author of the web-blog despite those skills being evident and continually used.
Going back to basics can be useful.
So with two questions in mind - one how to appeal to the prospective purchaser of Tuition and the type and format of the online presence - be it web-blog, profile or small company website this process too place ....
An idea that the goals of Project Management might be useful - and finding the Association of Project Management and the Wiki on the same subject...
being aware that the whole small business not only needed a Business Plan but that it needed Project Management too and we are in that process .... of concept, initiation and analysis ....
Its almost cruel to think that parents (not so much Employers) feel that there is an element of traditional project Management in the acquisition of a Qualification - and that the most likely Project Management tool they have come across is on the following link - but it really is the case.
conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, production/implementation and maintenance
The disparity between the practical concepts in this method of Project Management and the Academic process are glaringly obvious - for Students wishing to take up Practical Careers the Academic realm is full of pitfalls and seemingly cosy get-out clauses particularly as far as balancing social life and academic study.
Could any information, buzz words help in the First Tutors profile ... would any prospective buyer of Private Tuition will be thinking of the reason in terms of the Qualification being studied being a kind of Project.
How do we ensure our next generation can succeed?
Psychologically if we break it all down the fear is:-
Time to Learn the subject and Pass the Examination with Good Grades. (and the back of the tee-shirt reads - and have a good time while we are studying ...)
and so:- RECALLING that the most precious skill is how to manage time and this is primarily what the Student (of any age) is struggling with -and as older individual knowing the most important skill in the quest for a successful life can be the skill of how to Manage your Time ... and it involves being able to
PRIORITISE (spelt with a z in US English - pah!) this with the other elements of managing time and a The Key Essential of any Project - is PLANNING of course....
PRIORITISING as a Skill always has its importance and yet is under-rated - and mis-understood.
We now have two issues to resolve - what to include in the profile for the online agencies and a decision to make regarding creating a website advertising the Sole Trader Tuition Business (and possibly other small business strands).
and are we including in the profile information to appeal to the Technician-Engineering type Parent or the Bureaucrat, White Collar parent?
It is apparent from this small process of research and lateral thinking that the people most likely to want tuition can a) afford it or b) be concerned that without it even if the payment is an issue, they may not pass.
It was useful to recall the issues around managing projects, to remember the issues around Planning and Prioritising and to be aware that the Tutor is being employed in some ways as a Role Model and Individual who is an Expert to make the learning process easier. The 'sales blurb' or the Profile cannot encompass all of this in a few words. The EXPERT has to have the qualifications themselves but the ROLE MODEL has to be able to empathise with the individual and potentially the family and the TEACHER has to NOT necessarily be truly Academic but a MENTOR as the memories of teachers can have negative connotations.
The Role Model must know the nuts and bolts of the PROCESS in the same way as a teacher but be prepared to work on a one to one basis similar to a WORK PLACE TRAINER or even FACILITATOR.
So now we have some of the words and a recall of work place processes ... and can move on ....
re-orienting (definition "to adjust or align (something) in a new or different way") was worthwhile.
Now to the website - and what focus should it have if at all?
Regarding Question 2 (A project in itself)
conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, production/implementation and maintenance
Should a new website be created from scratch using Software purchased to make it and how long would it take for the new Sole Trader Business
Should the website include all the diverse strands of the Sole Trader business
Should the website be capable of advertising and using Affiliate Marketing - or would that deter prospective purchasers in the Academic scene. Would it detract Students.
Who will the website attract - will it generate any interest or sales and will it be lost in the huge space of the internet. How will people find it - how can it be visible on a google search?
As the Sole Trader business was operating 2007-2012 and had similar questions and a sub domain large company website was made which caused lots of problems and was lost in a large company sub-domain website - should it (the website) revert to the previous incarnation of the previous small micro biz format?
Should a new online presence be essentially practical and not necessarily a work of art?
Then how can it be possible to input all the information quickly and be seen online and around and about in the shortest space of time? How can this link to Online Agency profiles.
It became obvious it might be wise to check - and the two questions had to go on hold as the PRIORITY of checking what might be phished was necessary before creating the final version for the Online Agency Profiles.
At this point the necessity of creating the new information went on hold as the enormity of what had been input to the internet from 2007-2012 became apparent - some unethical websites collect information and display it without the permission of the individual who owns the information - company name, address, contact etc. This information can be collected from Profiles or from information sold by the Online websites where profiles are made - for business reasons.
So we now have a third Question - phisihing- what is sensible to add to a profile and what is not and do the Online Agencies have a system to avoid this phishing where a personal company website might not have that kind of protection.
The PRIOTITIES changed.
Question 3 - Phishing private information became priority A - as it needs sorting first
Question 1 - Might be resolved if the Online Agencies have more protection becomes Priority B
Question 2 - Can only be completed after 3 and 1 and becomes Priority C.
We have now left the world of the truly Academic who can reason and analyse and evaluate but does not have to contend with their results being practical, cost effective and workable in the ;real world' their realm moves at best into a testing phase whereas the real world requires real solutions.
The understanding of this element of information is THE ESSENTIAL KEY to why individuals want PRIVATE TUITION in the first place.
The student is not merely going to be TESTED examination wise or practically - but wants to enter the COMPETITIVE WORLD OF WORK at some point.
In the East Midlands of the UK very few students are merely studying for their personal gratification, these people want to USE the knowledge they assimilate and are in a Competitive Market to do so.
The Diary continues -
Aims, Objectives, Sales Techniques, Online Info, Profiles that are Eclectic and take the best from all types of people (the internet being classless etc) Project Management. Practical Design and implementation and Maintenance.
- The Objective is to be successful selling Tuition online. The Aim is not to encounter obstacles that will take time away from that goal.
There are three questions to answer and these have Priorities, each can be researched in its own time - but the answers to each question have to be placed in a Priority queue.
If the small business was a Partnership - two people could research this information and it would take the same amount of hours of work - but be completed faster. The wages or Salary needed would be the same but a Partnership could come up with the answers theoretically in half the time and take the 'Window of Opportunity' to sell, if there was one.
This is going to be a long day ...
Phising Data from profiles and the Results - Research this information online
This only becomes PRIORITY A when we are returning to add information to the internet.
Checking if there is a presence on a Google or Yahoo search for this nanognat Sole Trader Co - and finding it is one of the FIRST in FIRST Tutors which is cool and also on
emailing the contact on cache on SCOOT - and the link arrives in the inbox.
Deciding if to add a link again to SCOOT as the original HAS BEEN REMOVED SUPPOSEDLY - but is still there (well it did start off as 192 so maybe is via YELL - another story)
Checking SCOOT on WHOIS - and finding a really big start up curve, drop-off situation and WOw those folks must have suffered. Its now part of wow.com and is American. Linked with the Independent and Sun Newspapers and TOUCH LOCAL - now that link arrived from BEANBAG LEARNING.COM which changed into TUTOR HUB (the link arrived automatically - that's a small worry but now we assume that the companies may have been subsidiaries etc - SCOOT.Co
The moral of this short detour being - the listings (SEO?) how to keep the good ones - but get them to remove home address info etc ....
This impacts on selling to people online as they do not want to see ineffective and incorrect information and it is necessary for the Security of the individual creating the online presence.
This impacts on Question 1 as Personal Information should not be included on the Profile unless it can be protected.
This impacts on Question 2 - as it becomes apparent that the Online Agencies are more suitable for the reasons of Phishing data on the internet.
It is now resolved that the Online Agencies are preferable to a small company website as the small company does not have the security or employee capability to run with lots of pages on a website, some pages being private and some public - it is obvious that an email for details would be a much more practical solution.
Just one website presence may not be enough.
SEO - Search Engine Optimisation cannot substitute for a team of professionals with a budget to ensure a website goes to the top of the rankings continually.
It is not necessary to explain this to prospective parents for Tuition - but may be necessary to have as part of a portfolio for Freelance work - which is another area of consideration not included here.
How these two questions - important for the small tuition business are now looking answer-wise
The Online profile should include some kind of 'hook' equivalent to make people who want tuition to return to the profile. This could be some indication of an understanding of how important success is and whether as a Tutor it can be delivered - the key to this is in part the profile but more likely to be reviews.
Personal information must stay in a separate area of the online profile. Links to linkedin for example may not be a good idea.
Addressing the concept of learning further information for the person reading the profile might be a successful tactic, therefore address the Mature Student, workplace learning issues.
The website idea is cool - it needs to be there purely because people looking expect one and to counter any inputs from the phishing spambots should they find info to generate.
The website idea is cool but will need hosting - costs
Alternatives for the website:-
There is a danger of using a preparatory online website and not buying the dot.com (is it a justifiable cost at this stage) and ending up in the vagaries of the swampy directory of the preparatory
website building dot.com - as a sub directory entry
Will the preparatory website then start charging - usually after x number of pages and then we could be moving to pay per click
How long will it take to create a suitable and arty website to make individuals think 'wow'. Will this kind of website address the information - is it possible to address the information that needs to go out into the online realm in a way that is coherent with four strands to a small freelancing business whether it is Tuition, Freelance, Virtual Assistant or Direct sales online screen. What format can that kind of business look successful in?
In 2005 if we check up on the well known websites we all know and 'love' now - how did they look.
This link is cited - the homelink follows:-
The Telegraph Newspaper, 2nd September 2009 - Technology
Should we make a SWOT to cover all eventualities - keep personal address info from the profile if its going to be bot.crawled and info lifted onto other sites - some can't be found or contacted ...
(Maybe that's why there are preparatory website building sites - to gather info and not allow the main directory listing onto google etc etc)
MAKE A CHEAPO BLOG!
Wordpress isn't cool for advertising
It's just what it says it is... It can be found ... sometimes a link can be added to profiles.
and meanwhile keep
LINKEDIN updated and check out the groups for further processing.
SORTED - one all the practical work is done.
Only read the remainder of this page if you are interested in how the internet input went through the day (it is a diary after all)
In conjunction with all of this info processing - Today went something like this ...
The First Tutors Profile
Requests for Tuition
Updating the Profile to bring new insights into the main info screen ...
Checking the Virtual Assistant Freelance - Upwork
finding the info is in dollars and cant be changed - and they may screen pic data currently being worked on (what kind of system-law allows that one?) are they after phishing info and bank details?
Searching round the Upwork site for Nottingham UK - who's on there - and finding a link to a Company who are also advertising on the Nottingham City Confetti site for Apprentices (Upwork was found via a link via E4S - a while ago and its not simple to comply with their info as they want INDIVIDUALS signing up - and its mainly the USA which can spell Protectionism in some ways).
Worried about the potential pitfalls - need a SWOT - maybe there's a simple profile-proforma to save making one - REMEMBERING Project Management Skills ...
Thinking this is all a Project that needs some finesse now the skelleton is made
Finding the Association of Project Management
Checking their costs - also their Linkedin and Education sites
Finding a cool qualification for Project Management Certification (and new ones in the pipeline)
Going to wiki as its free.
Turing off the computer as it seemed the screen mouse was being ghosted - turned off the wifi and started again ... some sites have surveillance (E4S? - Implications?)
REALISING that the Microsoft Business Licence isn't on the PC being used - and so should switch the licences or PCs or work with MICROSOFT OUTLOOK programmes ....? Invoices will be sent etc etc.
Thinking Project Managing - thinking Planning - thinking Prioritising
and linking .... new strands ...
QAA-Social Media most importantly LINKEDIN
(adding all the info websites found to the relevant social media - Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc)
Meanwhile - some 5 new Twitter followers are winging their way into the mobile phone (potential courses and course members in the future? Potential Students? Potential Freelance Work?)
Anyone else remember TIME MANAGEMENT and the dangers of FLAPSI HAPSI?
and the lovely FILOFAX (cool - check out Affiliates etc)
There's a lovely fresh air breeze rolling across my pc at this point .... its such old-hat and second nature ...
Now to add those social media lateral thinking links and the new sites found along the way...
Yesterday was simple - it was just ACCOUNTS! (Now where's that book-keeping course info ... and round we go again)
EVALUATION - how to?
Pearltrees - add info to pearltrees maybe as bookmarks in a new pearl and roll around them once in a while to check on the new sites, updates - or sign up to email updates (may need registration) Even the Linkedin accounts can be added. Sadly they aren't Pearls anymore and can't be moved easily -
Some sites change over time.
The True Evaluation is - what has been achieved, what is improved - what value will it bring - what problems may occur - Decision Trees input maybe
Wiki (Wiki isn't always accurate ...)
Its ok to flip around the place a tad when on the internet - just keep an eye of internet data time.
EVALUATION -objective - Setting any system up is complicated and needs careful assessment - if in doubt start simple and keep all info to refocus on each stage ... plan the re-assessment, prioritise the areas -
WEBSITE CREATION - collect all the information first, this may take months, there is nothing worse than a Website that evolves without a plan for the reader. Take into consideration all the lateral inputs (within reason). Check where an online presence can be created.
Either Plan the Sole Trader Business over a long period of time - and create the online presence before starting up or start simple and build from there....
Even commissioning a website builder will require all the information planned in advance.
Blogs are just SOOO Cool!!
and a personal input the internet is- ITS ORGANIC
Here we need a plant animation with leaves growing etc etc.
There's a tree outside that's around 15 to 20 feet (whats that in meters?) and it seeded itself as the old QAAWyrd 2012 had to go on hold for a while.
Some things have evolved online - some things disappeared - but surely has the address been on the internet all this time - there's a real need to check links CONSTANTLY (Planned, Prioritised etc)
oh - and as a home person - the Washing got Washed, the lunch was made, cups of tea.
NOW FOR DIRECT SALES and facing the COLD CALLING ...
So much whooshed around and magic manifested in the days since 18th Aug (when the 7Gb data became available).
Just please - one of the prospective tutees make a proper booking ....it is possible to focus on a single subject and tutor for a couple of hours with astoundingly awesome resources.
Upwork - decision on whether to continue if the profile is in dollars can cant be GBP (£).
Remember that Administrators are not Academics and as such this angle could be a selling point.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Some elements are already in progress and have been for some time - on the Tourism link there's a blog that I created some time ago - it has a more modern theme and really is the way I would like the QAAconfidence Sole Trader Co. (mustn't call it a micro company!) to go eventually but these things take time to put together and the startup had to happen very quickly to resolve some issues.
This blog started off as a private 'not for others' blog. It needs the name changing across to reflect the blog title - a task that is quite easy and wont take many minutes or data time.
some elements of this start-up process can't be included in the diary - for reasons of privacy and pure common sense and yet the temptation is to throw caution to the winds and create a true diary with no exceptions for personal reflection and improvement.
It would be really cool to be able to have areas of the blog private and yet still have some pages public.
... and as that leads into the School Term starting again - there is lots to sort on a Child Care Over8s and Tutoring.
The Amway Direct Sales definitely need some input
Lots of background sorting techie tidying
Lots of email writing
Lots of consolidating online profiles -
but making some money has to become the most important focus... and the pool of Freelancing folk has just kept on growing with sites and info so all input so far has to be checked to make sure its perfect.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Monday is a free day - to catch up with all kinds of things ... Sunday of course is a day tuition can take place
not the best day ...
There is an old Google profile to add - and chasing Freelancer work will depend on the smartphone repair and a couple of other hassles.
The Google plus and circles application -social media sharing concept needs lots of work, its quite cool from the Android as you can post without lots of hassle directly to circles but from the pc its eating data...
Found useful info on here, I can add it to rss hopefully here too.
Friday, 21 August 2015
Part of the Q50Nottm series - how are we going to survive as women, having to work now to 67 - when the world knows that pension schemes end women's employment and start paying at 60??
We know the kids aren't worried, or the young employees etc etc the Management think it's funny and that there's someone with a more sensible pension (male) just coming up to retirement age who we can rely on ... how silly
Nottingham East Midlands is traditionally 'Light Engineering' when it comes to manufacturing (where the money really is North of the Home Counties) and everyone is on their own Salary - no family Salaries to speak of.
http://creekandpaddle.wordpress.com/ with Boardwalk Theme.
The Pics and the Posts need tweaking - decisions on whether to have the info on the post or make pics, images with block colour at the top for the Post info!!
Edits for another day...
HOWEVER, the Freelancing is kind of in place and may save the day - but timings for working are going to be important - and reading reviews of the companies, treading carefully is paramount.
To stay on track while the rest of the info that needs to be put together is rattling around awaiting logical formating - Art is a good solace.
Making a set of Stationary and some logo style artwork for timings has resulted in around 7 hours.
whilst the programme/s being used are familiar and there are no learning issues, the manipulating colours can take ages ... and using my own style is always too fussy and twee for the majority of folk!
So... keeping a focus on what's what...
and resisting the temptation to make a blog called CreekandPaddle
EvolvingUpdate.wordpress.com is made in around 15mins to showcase 'stuff' and plan for some teaching basic classes.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Looking back to 2007 We hardly had Facebook even then - so many set up hassles then - full blogpost soon
In short - the Android has just been set up to work successfully with all the online info, mostly via email and a couple of apps - it should not be down and not working and there must be a way to recover it. A backup goes out each evening and there is some info that is on a remote disc so hopefully it can be back running as it means i can be mobile and not stuck to one place.
A tad worried about the sites that have been created profiles on etc etc.
Very conscious about being really careful of the online virtual assistant links.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
OK - designing using Serif programmes and their Digikits by including personally designed elements and taking photo's and using those should prevent copyright issues.
Researching an image search comparison website ...
Search | Pearltrees http://www.pearltrees.com/dilydaydream/qaa-confidence/id14553945#item152204975 【from Next Browser】
Obviously Profiles are at stages of registration, colours can't be made in line with the Sole Trader Co, and the Peal will continue to evolve.
The Internet isn't particularly slow at the monent: but one blog was marked private and had to be changed.
Luckily these were bought in the last phase and updated and are more or less second nature to use.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
The Internet of Things (on the above link)
Psychologically testing INTERACTIVE MEDIA where the Radio or TV reacts like facebook pages adding info into lyrics to try to control you as a responder to adverts. ...used to be called Brainwashing.
It's Sending you to your SuperEgo all the time instead of being your own self and/or Ego. A constructive criticism ability has to be encouraged to counteract being pushed to think against normality. Normality is where there is no reach from Electrically Processed Information. Existing in GreenSpace without a mobile phone for at least half a day a week helps.
You may then find 'thinking' and 'Logic' possible and 'Meditating' can give your brain a rest.
In the UK Citizens have freedom of Speech and do not all sing from the same 'hymnsheet' and its not a personality fault or a deviant thought process - its the natural human condition. They can develop as Individuals including in Religious matters and have a division of Religion and State. Hence the Internet, particularly games social media and business areas online are popular. Decency is accepted as the norm.
Is not in the Webster Dictionary
Contentious is in the Mirriam Webster
In the UK it could also (a lateral thought) potentially mean raising a Lord to the Peerage! (remotely possible, a Lady aka MPs Euro MPs maybe)
Or is this just a Scientific Management, 1950s viewpoint?
Now the simple Sketeton of an online presence has been made (and its unlikely potential customers will go elsewhere as the business is in reality locally based) - while working on the Business and it's strands, threads, a 'Beautifying' design process can start for set hours of the week as a background task, hopefully with a realistic timeframe.
The internet presence with a few tweaks may bring in a small income stream.
May make a hubpage with discourse - content from my own perception after evaluating its potential and if its worthwhile, but until then any more info in this commenting on the present circumstance and maybe an Economy and Politics viewpoint will go to
My brand is one that stays 'real' and can assess brands, even multi musician groups, genres with different identities (most folk understand game playing and avatars)
Seriously for the shelves in the Internet Browser Companies in their location and then search engine optimisation, which time you work to could matter. Just accessing bband etc.
Working on it!
Serif Craft Artist and Daisytrail Online
Simply because missing essential info could be disasterous in Sole Trader terms, after being a New Business Office Leasing Products Finance Manager in 1981-3 the philosophy was no lending to anyone in business less than 2 years, no finance for Personal Computing - and setting a hurdle, a barrier that was difficult to successfully pass. The simple fact was 'Big Business' won and Councils wanted the ordinary person in PAYE work with contributions.
Taking away the Social Security element of a Community will not promote successful Self Employment or Sole Traders.
The Sole Trader aim is usually in a Trade and one to create a lifestyle, but in 2015, to research and set up info collecting real time online (its not real time otherwise) and a Social Media network and ecommerce start-up is time consuming. To keep up with changing Govt policies (local became volunteer for benefits for example as cuts to budgets happened-are happening but this is dependent on the Private Sector employees and businesses paying in). Changes in policies and information from a focus on Individual Rights to the Macro viewpoint and no other considerations, possibly investment driven.
Social Media to compete.
Soft Trades are more dependent than businesses such as Hairdressing or Garage Mechanics (but they are swallowed by money for petrol going to Supermarket chains).
Can Local Trade and a re-emergence of a Multiplier (£5 in a local area that stays out of the bank and makes Severn transactions locally, can be worth £35.00 to the local Community).
If in a marginal MP area, can Sole Traders survive political 'machinations' particularly if those MPs are on their way to high office, or obscurity and worse potentially vengeful tactics?
How do the Midlands Areas survive not being London, the North West or Scotland? A form of Unincorporated status aka N.America, USA either party political style would be disasterous.
Unemployed and no Social Security, Pensions disallowed, loans dried up are potentially on the horizon.
An Intranet with a 21st Century focus and worldwide comparisons and real time updates might illuminate some alternative, creative, innovative solutions.
Sole Traders are not necessarily easy pickings or without networks.
Tuition and Over8s ChildCare are arranged in person. Direct Sales have the parent co online info, Virtual Assistant needs checking - partic the non UK ones, most will use disclaimers.
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Friday, 14 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Finding many have their latest entries some months ago.
Chose People Per Hour - and completed a profile which is now awaiting their approval.
Focusing on Tourism and Business Studies, lots of reading, lots of finding contacts and putting it all into focus.
Recap Key Stage info, revisiting Business Studies Specifications.
Creating a 'setting up and understanding Tourism in the EMids and surrounding areas' resource blog.
Finding info from 2007-2010 particularly contacts.
Preparing a collection of Info to help with Direct Selling for Amway products.
Creating two further ChildCare Over8s online Profiles.
Resource made since Tues 11th.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
That sinking feeling, its late- very late, or early (but thats for folk who have been to sleep awhile) and you just check the blogpage edit - to see if it looks nice kk - and eek the last edit didnt make it to the blogging mainframe shelf with your name on it!! The smartphone just cant update pages ... (smug ..wordpress can but u cant Monetise wordpress.com!
The rat-race folk won't understand ... all should have been sorted, u jus know u double checked ..
The Sky kids meanwhile - those brought up with the Spice Girls and Disney telly just know the update is still parked on a stripey deckchair on the beach in Hawaii!!
As a parent whose older I also know about 'Oufful Dust' and Telly TV Town where nothing is real and everything is fake and pretend and they think loo rolls and washing up bottles are toys!! I ask u - and those mean Skittles (old folks kids telly - The Skittles family of woodentops were baddies) are mean - I know this because of Sooty and Sweep and their comics, (no offence I like sizzly sausages) and then there's Mr Mayor ... Another form of Make-believe that involves posh coats, gold chains, posh building steps and funny goings on that can make you laugh for days. No Offence etc etc
Life may resume normal service (a good friend once upon a time Ms Normal - another story)
Nothing surprises ... Its just the internet phasing ... phas...ing ...in and out with the messages on the bus-stop broadband ...the next bus is at ... that or the radio announcements will probably arrive on the blog because of AScii or Universal Code
FourSquare or real??
And will someone tell the American twit that there are 'interesting' folk from S America and he really should get an untwisted lifestyle or an antidote as he just might be biting off more than ...
Chewbacca!! Another lateral link...
Aug 10-11 2015
This link is unlikely to be added to the main web-blog unless there is a page link just for my Tuition Micro Business (A strand of QAA-Confidence)
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
A Less Important task than Joining Online Agencies and sorting other http://qaa-confidence.blogspot.com/
biz 'threads' and actually Tutoring, Direct Selling, Sorting Affiliates etc - and so the unrequested info will laze around on google search results for a while. One low priority task each day!!