How to Sell Anything: Sales Technique 101

howtosellSuccessful salespeople aren’t born; they learn the skills they need through trial and error. The trait that sets a professional salesperson apart from an amateur is that a good salesperson can sell anything. Why? Simply put…the basic principles of good sales are the same whether you are selling vacuum cleaners, used cars or real estate.

Once you understand these basic concepts and start applying them in your own sales, you will immediately see a difference in your profits. These tips change how you sell because you are catering to your customer’s needs properly. This concept is covered in detail in Eight Keys to Sales Success. [Read more…]

Kubuntu vs Ubuntu vs Xubuntu: An Alternative OS Comparison

kubuntuvsubuntuvsxubuntuAs if switching to a new OS wasn’t difficult enough, Ubuntu offers a variety of flavors for users to choose from. Although Ubuntu is at the heart of them all, each of these OS variations offers a completely unique user experience that has a significant impact on your experience as a Ubuntu Linux user.

Although each of these interfaces has its share of benefits and drawbacks, is one of them really that much better? If you are a novice user, is one choice better than another? What about advanced users? This article aims to compare each interface to help you choose the best Ubuntu flavor for your needs. If you are brand new to using Linux, don’t worry! Check out Introduction to Linux before continuing and learn the basics of using Linux as your desktop. [Read more…]

Ubuntu vs Windows 8: Which OS is on Top?

ubuntuvswindows8When Windows 8 was released last year, the initial impression on consumers left much to be desired. The missing Start button, for instance, had many people looking for an alternative solution that worked more like they were accustomed to with traditional versions of Windows.

Fortunately, Ubuntu (a Canonical product) has stepped up its game in recent years to become an alternative OS solution that can complete, and possibly even beat out, the venerable Windows OS. In this article, key features of Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10 are compared to determine which OS has shown the most improvement in 2013. Learn Microsoft Windows 8 explains many of the new features that make Windows 8 an excellent choice for many users. [Read more…]

Ubuntu vs Windows 7: What are the Differences?

ubuntuvswindows7Although Windows 8 is always making headlines, a surprisingly large number of PC users continue to use the Windows 7 operating system. Created rather quickly by Microsoft after its predecessor (Windows Vista) failed miserably, Windows 7 has proven to be a stable, reliable operating system relied on by consumers and businesses around the world.

That said, how does it stack up to the latest version of Ubuntu Linux? In this article, you will learn about some of the key differences between these two popular operating systems so you can decide which OS is right for you. For a quick recap of some important new Windows 7 features, check out the Windows 7 New Features course. [Read more…]

Ubuntu vs Windows: Is Linux Ready to Compete?

ubuntuvswindowsWith the recent release of Windows 8.1, its time to once again compare Ubuntu to the venerable Windows OS. Canonical, the creators of Ubuntu, have taken significant strides catching up with the easy-to-use and familiar Windows user experience.

But has Ubuntu (the most popular Linux release for PCs) come far enough to actually become a serious competitor in the home computing OS marketplace? In this article, you will learn which operating system is really the best and if Ubuntu has what it takes to compete against Microsoft. If you aren’t already familiar with Linux, check out Introduction to Linux. [Read more…]

How to Make Android Apps: A Start to Finish Guide

android tricksBelieve it or not, thousands of people around the world are making a full-time income creating Android apps. You might not think you are capable of joining this elite group of programmers and developers. Fortunately, you can! New technology has made creating Android apps easier than ever – even if you don’t have prior programming experience. That’s not to say you don’t need some programming knowledge, but you definitely don’t need to spend years in school to become the next great Android developer.

In this guide, you will learn how to create the development environment you need to create apps, some basic code and how to bring your creations to market. Although you will learn some code below, it’s helpful to understand some basic concepts about Java (the language of Android). Nothing crazy – but just enough to get a general idea. Check out the Introduction to Java Training Course if you really want to jumpstart your Android app creation skills. [Read more…]

iOS vs Android vs Windows: The Battle of the Mobile OS

iosvsandroidvswindowsSociety has transitioned into a post-PC era. More people are choosing mobile platforms to perform a variety of tasks than ever before. This year, there are an estimated 1.5 billion smartphones on the planet. These phones are capable of mobile banking, social media and of course, the inevitable game of Candy Crush Saga…among other things.

In addition to a host of productivity apps, all of these platforms have become excellent gaming solutions. Almost everyday, average people with little to no programming experience are creating best-selling mobile games. You can learn more about creating your own profitable games in Introduction to Mobile Game Development. [Read more…]

Commodity Trading Tips: Learning the Basics

commoditytradingtipsInvesting is risky. For every success story, there are likely to be 10 or more investors that failed miserably in the investment world. While some investments, such as bonds and mutual funds, are considered relatively stable, other markets are extremely volatile. One of these markets is known as the commodities trading market. You can quickly make significant amounts of money, but you can also lose even more money just as easily using this exciting, yet challenging, investment vehicle.

If you are unfamiliar with investing, commodities trading is not the best place to start. As you will learn in this article, there are many aspects to trading commodities successfully that are simply not present in many of the more “traditional” investment vehicles. To familiarize yourself with some investing basics, consider checking out An Introduction to Stocks, Futures, Forex & Options Markets before diving into commodities. [Read more…]

Virtual DJ Tutorial: How to Mix in Key

virtualdjtutorialThanks to recent technology, you no longer need to purchase expensive turntables to create a professional DJ sound. Software programs like Virtual DJ allow you to use your laptop as a fully functional mixing center complete with playlists and a host of other features.

If you are still relying on antiquated analog methods to produce music as a hobby or as a profession, you are behind the times and should consider upgrading to software-based DJ software. Virtual DJ is one of the top names in the industry and has been awarded the prestigious Best DJ Software award multiple times. You can learn more about using Virtual DJ in the Virtual DJ Course. [Read more…]

Forex Trading Strategies that Actually Work

forextradingstrategiesInvesting is an exciting opportunity that can provide short-term gains and long-term financial security when done properly. Just like a football team does not go into a big game without a plan, you should not enter into investing until you decide on one of many effective strategies to increase your chances of success.

This is especially important in volatile markets like the foreign exchange (Forex) market. If you are unfamiliar with Forex but would like to learn about this exciting investment opportunity, check out FOREX: The Complete Trading System to learn more about the potential opportunities available to you in the currencies marketplace. [Read more…]