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How to Make Money Teaching English in China
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How to Make Money Teaching English in China

It only takes 2-4 working days for a US citizen with a valid passport to get a Chinese visa. To get a visa, you need to apply for an entry visa through the Chinese Embassy or Consulate General. However, to work as an English teacher in China. It is recommended to apply for a job before entering the country. You can easily do so by mailing your resume to several English schools of your liking. Moreover, a US citizen does not require a visa to visit adjacent countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau. So, you can also try your luck in these countries which are considered to be one of the best to live in. How much money can you earn teaching English in China? There is no fixed answer to this question. But the amount of money you will make teaching English in China depends on...
Maximise Your Business Finance Process
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Maximise Your Business Finance Process

It is vital for every small and medium sized business owner to stay on top of and get the best out of their financial situation. Just one or two little mistakes can lead to significant losses and problems which could soon see the company go bankrupt from an otherwise avoidable position. While such financial problems would have an impact on larger businesses, they are unlikely to place them in such a perilous position. Regain control of your company’s finances and improve the process for the most efficient and profitable outcome. Sort Out Invoices Depending on your line of business one of the main ways of receiving payment for your services may be via invoices. This can cause a problem when clients fail to pay on time (or at all) for small companies who rely on their financial income to ...
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Personal Finance Tips For College Students

College can be a fun time. You are making new friends, trying out new experiences, and probably have the time of your life. However, it can also be very expensive. It might be the most expensive time of your life, and I'm sure there are plenty of new expenses popping up right now. Here are my personal finance tips for college students: Eat (and drink) more affordably. In college, food costs can add up quickly. Your friends are probably asking you to go out to eat often. However, if you have a food plan at your school that you have already paid for, you should use it! You're basically throwing money away if you do not use it. Another thing is to watch how much money you spend on drinking. You might want to pre-game at home or at a friend's house, or try to hit up happy hours first. This ...
How To Achieve Work Life Balance
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How To Achieve Work Life Balance

Some people think that work life balance doesn't exist. I disagree, I think work life balance is real and that it can be reached. Yes, I work a decent amount, but I think I still have work life balance because I know how to manage it. I used to be much worse. I would work at all hours of the day, I never saw anyone I cared about, and even my eating habits were horrible. Below are different ways for you to achieve work life balance: Leave work at work. If you constantly bring work home, then you need to find a solution to this. You should be attempting to leave your work at home and not bring your work home all the time. This is a very important step. Many people who claim they have bad work life balance say that they bring work home. I understand that some people feel that they need to ...
Switching From Side Job To Full-Time Career
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Switching From Side Job To Full-Time Career

I recently started a new full-time career, and it has been great so far. Many people have been asking me for tips about how they can do the same, so I have created today's post to help you all. Enjoy! Have an emergency fund. I am a big believer that everyone should have an emergency fund. I also think that if you are looking to work for yourself and you are about to jump into this, then you should have an emergency fund. An emergency fund can help you if you were to have a bad month, if a big expense came up in your business, and so on. It helps you feel more calm and comfortable so that you don't start running around like your head is about to fall off :) Have a game plan. If you want to leave your job and make your current side job into a full-time career, you are going to need some sor...
Tips For Success When You’re Self-Employed
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Tips For Success When You’re Self-Employed

If you are wanting to be self-employed, there are many things that you should be aware of. Not everyone makes it as a self-employed person, and I actually know quite a few people who tried the self-employed life only to realize that they didn't like it at all. So, then they went back to their day job and were happier than ever. However, for me, I enjoy the self-employed life. I don't think I could honestly ever go back to the corporate world or my day job, and I have no desire to whatsoever. Freelancing and being self-employed has been possibly the best thing ever to happen in my life, and I am enjoying every single second. Here are my tips to become a successful self-employed person: Create a schedule. In the beginning, it is very easy to work all the time. That is something I did. Howe...
5 Ways To Have A Successful Phone Interview
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5 Ways To Have A Successful Phone Interview

Do you take phone interviews as seriously as you should? Many job hunters don't, and I understand why it can be easy to not take them as seriously as an in-person interview. However, you should take them just as seriously, because they are your first step towards that position! You always want to be as prepared as you possibly can be, because you never know who else is trying to get that same position as you, and you don't know how hard they've been preparing. Other related interview articles that you should read include: Job Searching Tips 21 Common Job Interview Questions Advice To Ace Your Job Interview   1. Make sure you have a strong signal. Whatever you do, please make sure that you have a VERY strong signal when it is time for your phone interview. You probably don't wan...
How To Get a Job Reference Correctly
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How To Get a Job Reference Correctly

I have seen plenty of job references - both as a manager and looking to hire employees, and being asked to write them for others. Because of that, I have also seen and heard of plenty of job reference disasters which never make sense to me. You may think that asking for a reference would be simple, but it's not always like that for everyone. Below are my tips to correctly ask for a reference. Always be professional. No matter what you do, you should always be professional when you are asking someone to be a reference on your job (or school) application. Don't take it too lightly - your reference should know who may be calling, what questions may be asked, and so on. You should ask the person by either making a phone call or in person. Your reference should always know that they are being...
Qualities That Make a Great Manager
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Qualities That Make a Great Manager

Have you ever had a really bad manager? I'm going to assume that most of us have. Sadly, bad managers are always remembered, and they do exist. I've had one really bad manager before, but they weren't as bad as past managers that my friends have had. Some managers have probably crossed into violating the law they were so bad. No one wants to be a bad manager. I would hope that everyone wants to actually improve their managerial skills so that those around them actually want to work harder, and thus improve the company as well. I think a good manager is very important to a company overall. I mean, who would you rather work for - a bad manager or a good manager? A good manager shows respect and displays trust. In order to receive respect, you have to give it to others as well. No one wants ...
Negatives Of Being Your Own Boss
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Negatives Of Being Your Own Boss

Last week we discussed the Positives Of Being Your Own Boss. There are many positives, however not everyone is the same and being your own boss is not for everyone. Some people just don't like it, and some people just aren't cut out for it. Most people say that they would love to be their own boss, but most don't actually know what it's like until they do it. Today, we will be talking about the negatives of being your own boss. I am my own boss and I love every single minute of it, but not everyone feels the same. You may have a bad month or a bad year. If you are your own boss, then you should always make sure that you have an adequate amount of money saved. Having an extra stash of money can really help if you were to have a bad month or a bad year. Bad months and bad years do happen, ...