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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Web Content - A Requirement of Successful Business

Are you thinking about promoting your business? In this era of competition, you need proper market and promotion of your business and for that you must have a website. Your website should be well designed and developed by expert web designers that will make your website attractive for the visitors to keep coming to your website.

If you already have a business website, then make sure that has detailed information about your products and services. For this, you require a professional Content Writer who understands the importance of mentioning the details vividly. For attracting visitors to your website, your web content should be eye caching, rich and informative.The content should be written keeping in mind the requirements of the targeted users. The visitors should get the idea of your working process, your clients, business partners, affiliations, certifications and achievements of the company.

In order to get your website reach the top ranks on the Search Engines, you need high traffic of visitors to your website - which is only possible if your have a good Content Writer.You should also hire the services of  a SEO expert team and a Content writer to take your website to high ranks on all the popular Search Engines. Content writer will write SEO articles and comments for forums while the rest of the work for Search Engine Optimization will be done by the SEO expert.

Written by SAMIA ADNAN (Web Content Writer)

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Fashion handbags: Style vs Comfort - Samia Adnan

Many of us do not consider that fashion handbags are not only for
carrying useful items like wallets, car keys, cosmetics items, and
other useful things that they need to carry with them when they go out
but handbags are also a fashion accessory which can also offer comfort
along with style.

Many ladies go out and buy a fashion handbag of a famous brand like
GUCCI, D & G and PRADA for the purpose of showing off but they hardly
think if the fashion handbag is going with their personality or not.
We should always match our fashion handbags with our body proportion,
i.e. shape and size and avoid buying a handbag with is too large or
too small for us. Small sized handbags go well with slim ladies with
small built, as they hold close to the body while large handbags that
are a lot common these days are perfect for ladies with large body. If
you are slim then try never to buy a large size handbag as you will
seem to be covered behind it as if you are hiding yourself out of
shyness, which won’t give a nice impression. If you are tall and thin
then choose a medium size handbag, especially a shoulder handbag which
come under your arms and against your waist

If you do not want to spend too much on expensive fashion handbags
then buy the one which will go with most of your attire, for example a
multicoloured handbag with match with whatever dress you wear at a
party. If you need to look sober then go for a white, grey, black or
brown handbag and carry them according to the colour of your shoes.

When selecting a handbag, choose the one that suits your life style.
Some fashion handbags come with so many inner and outer pockets which
make it easy for organizing thing like you can place your wallet or
money in the inner pockets while your car key, entry passes, mirror
and coins in the small pockets at the side or back of the handbag. It
will be more easy to find thing when they are required as compared to
the bags that do not have any pocket neither inside or outside but
just one large compartment to house everything which is not
comfortable for many who do not want to waste time searching for stuff
like lipsticks, keys, pen or a visiting card. But these bags are
perfect for those who have to place a few things and want to carry
them at one place instead of searching for them in different pockets.
So choose the design of the fashion handbag which is comfortable for
your lifestyle. If you are a student then go for spacious fashion
handbags in which you can stuff in all your books, papers, stationary
items and folders. Teenagers are mostly going for small and funky
fashion handbags that a professional lady will think thrice before
buy. While ladies with small babies prefer comfort to style, thus they
carry huge handbags containing toys, rattles, diapers, children
garments, bottles, milk, baby powder, lotion and all other things that
they need to carry when they are going out with their kids.


Monday, 6 June 2011

Lets Voice Against Indecent TV Commercials

Now a days various TV Commercials have crossed the boundaries of decency and morality. It has become hard for a family to watch tv together. Even during news or while just changing the channels we come across ads of ladies' personal products. I wonder whats wrong with the media and our society that no one is caring to voice against these ads. These ads are so embarrassing. I wonder how the parents and families of these young girls allow them to appear and dance around in such ads.
The society has become so shameless that they do not consider these ads as indecent. Not just the ads of always, veet, olivia but now even the ads of cellular service providers, mobile phones and variosu tea brands are getting so obscene. They are showing that flirting and dancing around is the only thing left for Pakistani ladies. Wake up!
This is a country that our forefathers sacrificed and fought for - just to follow their lives on the principles of Islam, which teaches morality, respect for women and haya (modesty).

The recent ads of Samsung, Q Mobile and other mobile phones is depicting the mobile phones as a mean of flirting and talking to the opposite gender. Tarang tea ad too had added more to indecency. Where are the values? Is this the way to market the products. The TV channels are not realizing their responsibility - they should safeguard our culture and promote our values instead of promoting vulgarity in the name of commercials.

Pakistani nation should raise their voice to make these companies find a decent way of marketing their products. If these companies do not change their marketing starategy then I guess we better boycott their products to teach them a lesson!

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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Are you Planning to Change your Cellular Network? by Samia Adnan

Are you Planning to Change your Cellular Network?

Getting a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) Card is not that difficult these days and with the help of MNP (Mobile Number Portability) you can always change your mobile service provider whenever you feel like.

If you are going to buy a new SIM card or thinking about porting your mobile number on another network then there are many things that you must consider before making a choice.

Going for MNP: When porting your mobile number to another cellular network then do not forget that it takes four days to get your MNP request activated and you will have to stay on that network for at least about 2 months before switching over to another network, otherwise your MNP request will be rejected.  So its better to choose a good network once instead of switching over and over again to test every one of them.

Are the Network Signals Available? The most important thing to consider when choosing a cellular network is to check the seamless connectivity of your desired cellular network. We should make sure that the signals are available in the area where we live and work. You can check the availability of network signals, by using the Mobile’s Network Selection option where after changing it to Manual, go to Phone Settings Menu to check if your required network is available. I did not know or thought about that before I ported by network and had to undergo signal dropping and problems of not being able to call or send a text message due to no signals or just two or one signal bars.

Get the Network that Your Family & Friends Use: If you are a budget conscious person and wants to save as much money or balance then choose the cellular provider mostly used by your family members, friends and relatives, so that you can make best out of the packages like FNF and discounted or free on-net call.

Recharging Balance/Bill Payment: See if you can easily recharge your mobile balance or pay the bill (in case of post-paid connection) easily from the area where you like. So that you do not have to go to a long distance place to get the balance recharged or pay the bills.

Manage your Account Online: There are amny service providers that offer online service so that you can manage your account via online, so that you can keep the record of your  calls, SMS, contacts etc., so that you can access it when you want.

Know Their Packages & Rates: Check if their on-net call, SMS, GPRS/Internetl rates are suitable to your requirements. If you use internet on your mobile then go for the network that offers fast internet at a low rate. You can compare rates of Ufone with Zong, Telenor, Warid and Mobilink before choosing their network.  If you like to use Night Packages then choose the service provider that offers the best Night package according to you need.

Customer Service: Do not forget to check the QOS –Quality of Service of your desired celular network before you opt for it. For this you can check the PTA website or ask people are on that network to know how that service provider treats their customers and how long it takes to get an issue resolved. You can even read people’s views regarding cellular providers on the internet.

Samia Sharif Khan (MRS. SAMIA ADNAN)

Monday, 14 February 2011

Mobile phones Can Increase Stress Levels

Almost everyone is having a mobile phone these days with everyone having different types of ringtones, message alerts tones, alarms and reminders sounds noising every now and then that it sometimes really get disturbing.

Regardless of time and space people are least bothered to change their mobile phone's ringtones or notification sounds. They do not even care to at least keep their mobile phone on silent or vibration when they go to mosques, hospitals or their workplaces. A person who is concentrating on an important work is bound to get disturbed on hearing a loud tones coming from a mobile phone of the person standing nearby.

Lack of Decency: The people seems to be devoid of any mobile phone etiquettes now a days. They tend to look cool rather then trying to act responsible and decent enough to change the ringtones according to the place they are in. It seems rather absurd to hear a popular song when one is attending funerals where mourning is being observed. Gone are the days when youngsters used to keep their mobile phones on vibration when they were in the company of elders - simply out of respect and reverence. Now a days we hardly see any one using a simple beep sound. All we hear is loud music accompanying most absurd lyrics that one can even imagine.

Irritating Ring back tones: Ring-back tones - which one hears when you dial the other persons’ mobile number are also getting popular. Cellular companies are introducing different types of ring back tones day in and day out to promote their brand and gain a lot of subscribers to fill in their revenues. It ok to listen to a nice song while waiting for someone to attend the call but it really gets confusing at times when we happen to hear a dialogue of a movie and take it as if someone has attended the call.

What About Mobile Games? Not just ringtones, ring-back tones, alarms and SMS alerts sounds disturbing - mobile games too have added to the noise, as many people play mobile games at public places with full volume just to pass their time forgetting that they might be depriving someone from the blessing known as peace of mind.

Mobile tones Can Increase Stress Levels: Most of the loud noise especially ringtones can increase stress levels. Since almost everyone is carrying around at least one mobile phone with them, and since a lot of people have got ringtones nowadays. Sometimes, one really wishes to to a no mobile phone area to relax one's mind by treating it with the tranquility of silent or powered-off mobile phones.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

iPhone Apps for Professionals

As the use of iPhone smartphone is rapidly growing, so is the development of the mobile applications for it. Apple’s App Store has mobile applications that are applications capable of helping business people to get the most out of their iPhone handsets.

Here, I am going to discuss those iPhone applications which will be useful for the small business. We are all aware that there many types of small businesses (i.e. medical and legal practices, accountants, pharmacies, booksellers, restaurants, decorators, retail stores, etc.), all the people related to any type of small business are having their own unique mobile requirements. Take a look at the following different iPhone applications available from iTunes.apple.com:
  • AccessMyLan: Permits registered users of the AccessMyLan VPN to remotely log into their office network. (Free)
  • Access RPN Calculator: A four-function animated calculator that provides you intermediate results on its way to the final answer. (Free)
  • Around Me: With the help of iPhone’s GPS function, this iPhone app lets you to locate the nearest bank, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant, supermarket, etc. in your vicinity. (Free)
  • Dragon Dictation: Speak e-mails, text messages, notes and more; latest update adds voice input to Facebook and Twitter’s mobile application. (Free)
  • Box.net: View, access, share and read up to 5GB of files and documents in the cloud for free; premium accounts deliver up to 500GB of storage and beyond. (Free)
  • Balance: Track and manage all your various account balances while on the move. (Free)
  • BalanceDo: Mobile companion to the Internet-based invoicing software that send and track receivables from your iPhone or iPod touch. (Free)
  • Currency: Currency converter supports the exchange rates of over a hundred currencies and countries. (Free)
  • Currency Converter: This app, converts over 180 currencies and four precious metals (that latter useful if you’re a jeweler); even includes the rates for some obsolete currencies. (Free)
  • Bump: Wirelessly share contact information and much more, such as photos or even stream music, with other Bump users; instantly connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. (Free)
  • MobileMe iDisk: Add-on to Apple’s MobileMe multi-computer/device synchronization service enables you to share and view your iDisk files and documents from your mobile device. (Free)
  • Evernote: Text, picture and audio note-taking mobile application and organizer; synchronizes with Mac or PC desktops. Evernote mobile app is also available for Android mobile devices. (Free)
  • Dropbox: Enables Dropbox account holders to access, sync and share documents and files from their iPhone. (Free)
  • Mobile Personal Assistant: Stay informed regarding flight reservations, ground transportation and more for your Rearden Commerce account; includes maps, weather and customer support features. (Free)
  • Fuze Meeting:  This iPhone application will help you in scheduling and hosting web conferences and meetings from your iPhone. (Free)
  • Facebook: Keep hold of your personal and business Facebook accounts. (Free)
  • LinkedIn app: Mobilizes access to the 80-million strong social network for professionals. (Free)
  • Google Voice: Provides personal phone number you can link to as many phones (landline and cellular) as you like; also transcribes voice mail, displays Google Voice number when making calls from within app; and allows you to send free SMS messages and make cheap international calls. (Free)
  • iFax: Send and receive documents and images with your iPhone. (Free)
  • Fring: VoIP and instant messaging client connects you with friends and colleagues through Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter and SIP for free; supports live chat as well as video and voice calling across multiple platforms. (Free)
  • EasyTasks Todo: Task manager and note taker that makes it easy to add, view and delete tasks from a single screen. ($0.99)
  • Analytics App: This iPhone app analyses Google Analytics traffic data for your company’s Web site into 55 reports. ($6.99)
  • Air Sharing: This iPhone app will let you access and share your desktop files. ($2.99)
  • FileMagnet: With this iPhone app you can Copy and view files in various formats–including PDF, Microsoft Office, RTF, and iWork ’09-between your desktop and iPhone. ($4.99)
  • 1Password: This iPhone app us good for saving and encrypting data, such as credit card and account numbers, and automatically logs you into Web sites that require usernames and passwords when you visit from the mobile edition of Safari. ($9.99)
  • BizEpense: Easily track and report your business expenses. ($1.99)
  • Calengoo: Access, modify and perform all your Google Calendar functions (i.e. invitations) from a mobile app that looks very similar to Google’s web-based calendaring solution. ($6.99)
  • Credit Card Terminal: Turns iPhone into credit card terminal to accept payments for those with an Authorize.Net account; enter numbers manually or through a swiper. ($0.99)
  • FlightTrackPro: This iPhone app is very useful for the frequent travelers. It is somewhat of a toolkit that delivers real-time flights updates through push alerts and notifications covering more than 1400 airlines and 4000 airports worldwide. ($9.99)
  • Delivery Status Touch: This iPhone app is very popular and is used for tracking the status of shipments as well as online orders from websites including Amazon, Apple, Adobe, Nintendo and Google Checkout etc. ($4.99)
  • Documents To Go Premium – Office Suite: This useful iPhone app let you edit, view and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents; sync files with desktop and with cloud-based storage services such as Google Docs, ($16.99)
  • Dropbox, Box.net, iDisk and SugarSync: As compared to the above mentioned iPhone app, thse are offering a low-priced Documents To Go Office Suite, but does not support remote storage access. ($9.99)
  • eWallet – Secure Password Manager: This useful iPhone application protect and carry around personal information in a single file on your iPhone; password-protect PIN numbers, bank account information, credit card numbers etc. ($9.99)
  • GoodReader: Read and annotate very large PDF and TXT files, freehand drawings and more before sharing these manuals, schematics, meeting notes, etc. with friends and co-workers. ($2.99)
  • Invoice2go: Total a bill and then invoice for work done to a client right from your iPhone. ($9.99)
  • iTranslate: Translates words, phrases and sentences into 52 languages; capable of speaking translations for 16 of those languages. ($1.99)
  • JotNot Scanner: Converts iPhone into a mobile document scanner and fax machine; processes images on iPhone (converting them into PDF, PNG or JPG files), can handle multipage documents, and lets you upload them to a variety of cloud-based storage services.  ($0.99)
  • Minibooks for FreshBooks: ($14.99)  A mobile app that Syncs with web-based FreshBooks invoicing software; manage clients, send invoices, run timer and record payments from your iPhone. However, its Lite version (Free) limits iPhone access to viewing the data of only three clients.

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Get a Long Lasting Mobile Battery Experience

In this present epoch we have become so much obsessed and dependent on our mobile phones that we detest anything that prevents us from being in tact with our mobile phone.

We are all aware that mobile phone’s battery have not improved as much as the mobile phone and these latest gadgets have improved. Juice draining is a common problem that many of us are suffering from. Now a days many people are buying more than one battery for their mobile phones and getting car chargers too, to keep their mobile phone powered on 24/7. Many even try to make sure that they carry their charger with them along wherever they go.

Keeping Battery Power Stay for Longer: Scientists are working on air-fueled battery that would have the capacity to store up to ten times the energy storage. Oxygen drawn from the air reacts within the porous carbon to release the electrical charge in this lithium-air battery. But we can not wait for this technology to reach our hands, so about trying to save the battery from draining so quickly!

Use Genuine Charger: Always use a genuine mobile charger, instead of going for the low=priced Chinese made non-genuine mobile phone chargers in order to get maximum out of your mobile battery.
Take Care of your Mobile’s Battery: Keep your mobile battery terminals clean – you can do this by cleaning it once in a month time with alcohol. keeping it away from moisture, water and high temperature.
Lower your Mobile’s Display Brightness: Set the brightness of your mobile phone on a low level – this will also be good for your eyes. Also, shorten the display duration too, this will help you in great deal!
Don’t Let them Run in Background: Smart-phones that have features like 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, Camera, Flash, Bluetooth, FM radio, video player, mobile applications, JAVA, mobile games etc. drain battery very quickly. So only use these features when necessary instead of letting them run on background.
Get up when it sounds: Get up as soon as you hear the wake-up alarm instead of letting it consume your battery.
Do not Let it Ring for long: When you get a call answer it as soon as possible so that it rings for lesser time. When busy keep it on silent to prevent it from ringing that long. Try not to keep long duration ringtones and sms tunes. Keep them on a beep or similar.
Keep the Talk short: Try not to talk too long, leave some of the unnecessary gossips (aur sunao stuff). Keep the conversation brief and relevant and of course avoid taking unnecessary calls. You can always excuse that you are busy!
Turn Off Vibration: Vibration feature in the mobile phone consumes quite a lot of battery power, therefore, we should try keeping the vibration off unless the mobile phone is on ‘silent’. Vibrating mobile phones also create disturbance during an important meeting. So keep it off unless it is very necessary.
Switch it Off: Switch off your mobile phone if you have some signal problem or during times when you are not using it – while sleeping, taking a nap, studying, during meals etc.
Let it Discharge: If you want to get the maximum out of your mobile phone’s battery then always let the mobile battery get fully discharge and then turn off the mobile before you charge it. Full charging gives the battery long life time.

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Is your Mobile Phone Revealing your Personality?

 When buying a latest mobile phone keep it in mind that which ever mobile brand you choose it will portray your personality.
According to a recent research mobile phones can suggest about its user’s personality. David Chalke, a social analyst, says that a person’s mobile phone can give us an insight into mobile users’ attitudes towards their “work, rest and play.” Most personality attributes differed between owners of mobile phone brands.
  • iPhone Users: “The iPhone users thinks computers give them control over their lives. They love entertaining at home, but wouldn’t be caught dead in the garden. ‘iPhone is the Alfa Romeo”. They are mostly living in the world of their own. They love plaving virtual games instead of outoor sports. They try to have an app for everything. You name it and they have a mobile application for it in their iPhone. Be it a newspaper or a game or social networking site. These are mostly rich people but not as business minded or professionals as BlackBerry users are.
  • Sony Ericsson mobile users like a full social life and are fond of fast food. They like music and enjoy it to the fullest. They are mostly found 3 in 8 people. Its Walkman series are alot common here.
  • LG mobile users are predominantly women aged 14 to 24 are unlikely to be pay TV subscribers and admit they are not very mechanically minded.
  • BlackBerry Users: Blackberry mobile users are high-earners aged 35 to 49, they are email-loving and are more likely than other mobile phone users to have entertained friends and relatives in the past three months, are regular movie goers, video gamers and newspaper readers. These are mostly professionals and want to have things organized.
  • Nokia mobile users are unlikely to be aged 14 to 24 and less likely to have played arcade video games in the past three months, “Nokia is the security blanket,” says David Chalke. Majority of Pakistanis have Nokia mobile phones. Nokia mobile phones are owned by rich and low-income earners – the only differnce is the model of their mobile phone. The rich would be holding a Nokia N8, a teenager from a middle class would be having a Nokia Xpress Music while the poor would have Nokia 3010 or similar. People who do not afford costly mobile phones would buy Nokia C1 or C2.
  • Samsung mobile users mostly have interest in arts and creativity. Samsung mobile users tend to be conservative dressers over 50. “Samsung is the Daihatsu.” Samsung devotees tend to be conservative dressers, aged over 50, who avoid air travel and don’t like taking risks. They are not that rich to buy an iPhone but ant to be a part of ‘fun club’. Samsung mobilee offers its users almost every feature that they want in a llow price as compared to iPhone and BlackBerry. Samsung mobile has everything that a teenager is fond of and that too at an affordable price. Mostly girls and ladies of the middle income household are seen with Samsung mobile phone while boys prefer Sony Ericsson or Nokia mobile.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mobile Phone: More of a Communicative Device - Samia Adnan

Some thirty or forty years back we never even imagine that we will always be carrying handheld devices like mobile phones with us and that Internet will become indispensable.
With the advent of mobile phones there were only a few people who got hands on mobile phones and we used to consider that the mobile users are belonging to elite class of the society or that they are busy bourgeois class business people or doctors etc.
My Butcher Keeps a Mobile Phone! At that time, there was no concept that household ladies, children and a layman who owns a grocery shop or a butcher would be carrying a mobile phone, but now by the passage of time everything has changed. Mobile phone has now become a necessity instead of a status symbol (except for a few big mobile brands like BlackBerry and iPhone etc.)
The World has 5.28 Billion Mobile Phone Users: According to UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU): “At the beginning of the year 2000 there were only 500 million mobile subscriptions globally and 250 million Internet users.” The estimated number of Internet users had reached 2.08 billion by the end of 2010, compared to 1.86 billion a year earlier. The estimated number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide had reached 5.28 billion at the end of the last year, compared to 4.66 billion at the end of 2009. There are 6.9 billion people in the world, and 5.28 billion mobile phone subscriptions. Whether its a person living in urban areas or rural areas, almost everyone is using a mobile phone which is easily available at different prices offering various features and types to choose from.
Developing Mobile Industry: Mobile phone industry has flourished and developed so rapidly that almost daily a new mobile phone is being announced or launched. Mobile applications have become so common now whereas there was no concept of mobile applications a few years back. Almost every mobile makers is trying to introduce an app store. New technologies are being introduced every now and then that it makes one wonder that what is next is going to be added in a mobile phone? Calculator, stop-watch, calender, etc have become an essential part of a mobile phone. From an audio player to radio and from video player to camera, WAP to Wi-Fi and now the 3G technology.
One Device – Numerous Uses: A Mobile phone has replaced our wallet and bank, it has even replaced our desktop computer. Not to forget mobile games – which has become a source of fun for many, who find it hard to play physical sports and games. Even a TV and a torch light has also made its place in mobile phones! People has stopped wearing wrist watches because their mobile phone can not only tell them the time but they can also set alarm on them. Thus, an alarm clock that was commonly found on the bedside has been replaced by a mobile phone set. Mobile phone is so essential that without it – its hard to locate any one at a crowded place. Thus, to make it short, one can perform plenty of tasks with a mobile phone that we had ever imagined before it was introduced to everyone. Lets wait and see what the future brings to the mobile phone or if any other device is going to take its place?
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Written by Samia Adnan

    Wednesday, 26 January 2011

    How non-technical Housewives can Earn from Internet? – Samia Adnan

    In this era of sky-rocketing prices of everything and inflation, many ladies want to earn while being at home as they do not want to go out for work as either they have to look after their kids or family at home or they are simply not allowed by their in-laws to do any job. 

    Let’s see how they can earn money and thus supporting their family while being at home, by just using the internet:
    Freelance Writing: Educated ladies can start writing online as freelance writer, they can not only write for various websites and blogs but also contribute their writings to magazines and newspapers of their interest that pay for the articles and feature stories. They can compose or ask any one at home who can compose for them and e-mail their writings to the newspapers, magazines and websites. Just to give you an idea, a 500 word blog is paid at Rs. 200 to Rs. 800, depending on the type and quality of content. You can read some online books and materials about writing such as: Housewives and other work at home people wishing to add an extra income stream can visit http://www.elance.com and reserve seats to get a chance to be included in the Jan 30th session. Also check out WorldPL’s page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WordPL
    http://wordpl.net/ is another good website to learn the skill of getting freelance work. You should check out for freelance writing, such as odesk, and web content writing jobs on rozee.pk and other job portal websites or in your newspapers and apply for the one that says ‘work from home’.  If you are good at translating articles and also proof reading then you can try that too, as many companies hire freelancers to proof read and translate various types of writing. There are many that you can try!

    Do Business from Home: If you are good at designing dresses, stitching or embroidery etc then you can start your business right away – make an online shop on http://www.myoffstreet.com, http://www.alibaba.com or create a Facebook page. Alternatively, if you know some of web development, you can have your own website for the purpose. Upload the images of your dresses along with their prices and mention the sizes of dresses and your contact number so that people can place their orders. You can even ask anyone to do this for you if you. You can even sell your paintings and crafts etc. too via myoffstreet.com

    Teach online: If you are good at teaching you can provide tuition via internet. All you need to do is to make a webpage/blog or even Facebook page and a youtube account. Record and upload lectures and send the recorded lectures to those online students who pay you in advance for your lectures. Khanacademy.org is an example of this! They can also ask someone at home to assist you in recording and uploading the lectures online for you. So grab your mic and start teaching online!
    Start Cooking: Yes! Ladies if you are good at cooking and love working in the kitchen then you can try preparing food at home and earn money. People can order you via your website, blog, e-mail address or simply by calling. Some ladies are doing this type of work on the internet – they have prepared a weekly menu and they provide food on order. We have Sadia as an example in Pakistan, who wanted to take the hobby of cooking as a profession and with the support of her husband & kids, she started Sadia’s Kitchen. Her love for food and passion to learn & cook new recipes brought her into the kitchen business If you can not manage a blog or get a website you can simply make a page on Facebook – which is free of cost and easy to use! Almost every modern lady is on Facebook these days! You can also see Sadia’s Kitchen Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SadiasKitchen for more ideas!
    You can also watch these informative episodes of ‘Ghar Ka Kharch’ on CNBC Pakistan:
    ·         Make Money Online in Pakistan – Part 1 of 2
     ·         Make Money Online in Pakistan – Part 2 of 2

    Also Watch this useful video:  
    Working Online From Home
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    Tuesday, 25 January 2011

    Transition of Playgrounds to Videogames – Samia Adnan

     A healthy mind resides in a healthy body but it seems that today’s children, youth and parents are ignoring this fact. No doubt the advancement in the field of science and technology has helped us in many ways – but its excessive use has deprived many of sound physical health.

    People prefer the use of machines and modern gadgets over physical activities and sports. Less physical activity, especially sports and games that children used to play decades ago, gives less assurance of healthy mind and body.

    Video Games Taking over Physical Activities: Pakistani children and youth have become chubby and lazy, as compared to what they used be before the advent of video games and Internet. Children have been captivated by these video games like Taken, Civilization, Call of Duty, Need For Speed, Sims, Prince of Persia, Black and also social networking games such as FarmVille, CityVille, Business World, etc that they hardly think to go out for a walk or play physical games and healthy sports. There was a time children used to play games like khoo khoo, chor sipahi, pakan pakrai, hide and seek, sack race, badminton, tennis, hockey etc but now a days we see them playing various games on mobile phones, world wide web  and video games on PC and gadgets like GameBoy, Atari, Nintendo and PlayStation etc. Playing grounds have become deserted and net cafes have become populated with the youth playing games online. Youth is addited to these online and video games and they are glued to them. A study says that a child should spend at least two hours for any physical activity, especially playing – which will result in their physical and mental strength. There are several reasons for video games to replace playgrounds.

    Parents feel Relaxed: One of which is that  now a days parents feel relaxed when their children are busy in playing games as they know where their child is and what they are doing, but there are ignorant of the adverse impact of these games on their child’s health.

    Parents are Too Busy: When I ask a lady the reason for letting her little son studying in class 1 playing games on computer – she said that it keeps him busy and he do not bother her when she is doing her work and also she do not have to run after him or to worry about him, as if he plays out doors she has to keep an eye on him and make sure that he do not get injured or get wounded while playing. She told me that its difficult for her to take her kids to parks or playing grounds – as its not safe to take kids out side due to security problems and also because she do not have time as she has to do her household chores and her husband comes late at night.

    Pre-occupied Weekends: Weekends too keep parents occupied – that only 2% of families go out with their kids to parks and play grounds. Children too have assignments and tests to prepare during the weekends.

    Lack of Space: Many schools are in the residential areas – therefore they do not have enough space for play grounds and so are children’s house – as now a days most of the people do not afford big houses to have playing ground..

    Poor Condition of the Playing grounds: The terrible condition of playing grounds and parks also play a part in distracting youth and parents from out door games. Many of the play grounds have become a place for drug-sellers and criminals. Many grounds replaced by garbage areas – the trash of the entire neighbourhood is disposed into the playing grounds and the authorities pay no deed to it. Broken swings too have become common in the public parks.


    Thursday, 20 January 2011

    Laptop Vs Mobile Phone for School Girls, which is better? Samia Adnan

    Many of the students are using mobile phones and some insist in having a laptop too, so should they have both or any one of these gadgets but which one of the two is better for them?

    The school going girls are not mentally matured, thus they are more attracted and inclined towards the social evils and immoral activities. They do not like taking guidance from their elders and like to undergo different experiences themselves.

    Mobile Phones Can Easily Get Un-noticed: They can easily take their mobile phones with them at school and tuition centres – unnoticed by their parents. They should only own a mobile phone when they get really mature enough to use them properly. I think girls should not be allowed to have a mobile phone until they reach to 14 grade (Graduation).

    School have Strictly Prohibited Mobile Phones: Almost all the schools in Pakistan have implemented policies that prohibit using mobile phones in school. They even rusticate those girls who are found with the mobile phone. Many girls bring their SIM card instead of a mobile phone and they use their SIM on a mobile phone brought by one of their classmates. Therefore, school administration and parents should make sure that the girls do not have a SIM card with them – they should check them and their belongings (books, school bag, hair bands, water-bottle, lunch box etc.). Now many of you might be thinking that how their daughters and sisters can contact home if they are away – simple – they can make a call with the permission of their school administration via school’s landline number. Many girls use the mobile phones in washrooms.

    SMS/MMS: Many school students are addicted to the SMS service . Some also send their pictures via SMS to the opposite gender – especially when they have made friends in co-ed schools and tuition academies. According to a survey the most text messages are sent by teenagers. Texting can also have adverse affects on one’s health.

    Wastage of Time: The students waste their valuable time in sending and reading text messages, playing mobile games, use mobile applications – instead of wasting that time in their studies. Mobile Cellular companies are also introducing ‘Youth Packages’ and SMS-bundles offers to promote their business and indirectly spoiling the youngsters. The students are seen messaging and calling late nights as they have subscribed to these packages. Parents should make sure that their children have a mobile phone and if they have then make them use post-pay package so that parents can monitor on their daughters.

    Use of Laptop for doing the School Homework: Laptop is a better for school girls as they can compose their assignments and search for the materials for their assignments from the internet. Not only this, they can have a record of their assignments in their laptop. The laptop will also help them in making PowerPoint slides to aid them in their classroom presentations.

    Observe School-going Children when they Use their Laptop: Laptop is better for school going girls because – if they do not have a mobile phone they would not be able to give their mobile phone numbers to boys and strangers – is it that simpel? No! they can communicate via internet too. It is the duty of the parents that they observe their activities on the internet and disallow them to make accounts on the social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, MSN Live Spaces, Hi5, Friendster and Orkut etc. School going girls (boys too) should not be allowed use on the Instant Messengers and visit websites with Chat feature and web-messengers. As many school students trick their parents and even school staff by using web-messengers – as they can be used without being installed on the system. Parents should make sure that the girls do not upload their photographs on any website or given their contact details or information, as some girls join different discussion forums too. Parents and school Computer Lab Dept should install programs like NetNanny www.netnanny.com and Spector Pro etc. in the computers, to keep a check on the and restrict their activities by blocking some websites that are not fit for them – including Social Networking websites and YouTube etc.

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    Tuesday, 18 January 2011

    How Mobile Phones Can be Best Used by Household Ladies? -Written by Saamia Adnan

    How Mobile Phones Can be Best Used by Household Ladies? - Mrs. Samia Adnan

    Mobile phones have become one of our basic needs these days and its hard to be without carrying one these days. Working ladies have keep mobile phones with them to keep their notes, maintain things to do, stay connected with their family and friends and to remind them of their meetings etc. but household ladies too can make best out of a mobile phone, right? A study tells that in Pakistan cell phones are mostly being used by every member of the family and do you know that according to a survey household ladies and children are highest users  of mobile phones? Through mobile phones house hold ladies can stay in touch with friends and family, and they can also do much more like listening to audious and watching videos which makes their staying at home less boring and more useful – here is how they can make best out of their mobile phone:

    Cook Something New & Good: Ladies can make best out of a web-enabled mobile phone and benefit from the cooking shows on the websites like YouTube while being in the kitchen. This is a nice way to surprise their family with delicious and mouth tempting food which is different from the traditional menu of the routine.

    Photography: They can capture the family functions by using their mobile’s camera and share with those pictures with their friends and family especially those living abroad, conveniently.

    Calendar: Forget your sister-in-law’s birthday??!?? Ahh now you are in a mess – you see when one is married you have to remember some events if you want to keep others happy with you. So how about keeping a record of everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries and all such events on your mobile calendar to keep you reminding about these events.

    SMS: Many times husbands are busy or driving and they do not receive the phone call – you can simply send them an SMS. This even helps if you need something and he is in a habit of forgetting, by making list of things to get on his way home in an SMS. This will save your money too – yea.. if you call him and ask him to bring this bring that it would cost you more than a simple SMS with the listed items to bring…I hope that all the ladies will agree with me.

    Communicate with Friends: If you live in a joint family then its uneasy to talk with friends properly on the land-line phone. But  on the mobile you can talk and sms as much as you want, with out anyone interrupting you.

    Socialize: Yes, socialize on Facebook, Twiter, Orkut and all these social networking sites and keep in touch with your friends on MSN and Yahoo! Messenger when you are feeling bored and done with the household chores.

    Enjoy Music While Working: Yes, you can have your mobile’s earphone or Bluetooth device attached next to your ear while doing the household chores. Be it gardening or arranging the things and clearing up the mess at home – enjoy while you do it!

    Get those Apps: There are so many health applications – mHealth apps – that you can get in your mobile and make best out of them – count your calories. Keep a record of your weight; if you are trying to shed some of those extra pounds – you can find many useful applications to help you maintain your deit and health.

    Calculator: The most important thing in a mobile phone – I am not that good at maths and I need to use one for simple addition :) – There must be many house ladies who have to make their budget and running the house in a proper manner and the calculator is going to be a great help. One can not carry a calculator when going out to market – while the mobile calculator can help you check if the shopkeeper returned you the accurate amount. 

    Keep the Reminders: If your husband has some meetings or events to attend. You can help them remember by keeping reminders on your mobile phone – and remind him when you find him forgetting any task – believe me he will be happy to see that you can are making good out of your mobile phone and not just making costly calls to your family and emptying his pocket;) Not only husband’s meetings and appointment s- ladies you can set your reminder too – like attending a coffee party, meeting a friend etc.

    Make Notes: Note down anything – it will save you a paper (which will protect the environment).

    Phone Book: I have seen many house ladies who keep a diary in which they have penned down the addresses and phone numbers  they consult them whenever they need to make a phone call – They mostly overwrite and make it all messy when anyone changes their number – but if they make it a habit to save them in the mobile’s phone book – they can easily edit them – Sounds easy and better!

    Set the Alarm: Yes – you can set alarms with the reminders besides the usual wake-up alarms – they help remembering doctor’s appointments, dinners, family functions and even time to remind your husband to collect the laundry or dress from the tailor. No?

    Be careful: Before concluding – let me tell the household ladies that they should try to check their mobile phone’s user manual and hold the mobile phone at a distance, as some mobile phones. Have health related warnings mentioned on them. According to a recent research  into mobile phone health danger, the use of handheld phones by pregnant women could make the child more likely to develop behavioural problems such as hyperactivity, and emotional and relationship difficulties. The research revealed that pregnant women who used mobile phones were 54 percent more likely to report behavioural problems in their children than the pregnant women who didn’t use mobile phones, and that the likelihood increases with the amount of potential exposure to the radiation.

    These are what I can make out right now – Can yiu suggest more? If yes, then send in your comments.

    Written by:
    Samia Adnan

    Monday, 10 January 2011

    Outcomes of Predictive Text Messaging

    The latest mobile phones are featuring built-in dictionary enabling them to predict what word a mobile user wants to type from only a few key presses, which some times end up suggesting funny results, often creating misunderstandings.
    Those mobile users who use predictive texting on their mobile phones, can end up typing funny messages and sometimes have to face embarrassment due to miscommunication caused by predictive text messaging and mistyping of words on T9 mobile phones. Take the example of a mother who was taking her children to meet Santa Claus one Christmas, but ended up typing to her friend: ‘Taking the kids to see Satan’. According to a research conducted in 2009, predictive text messaging changes the way children’s brain works and make them more likely to make mistakes. Scientists said the system trains young people to be fast but inaccurate, which makes them prone to impulsive and thoughtless behavior in everyday life. Predictive texting makes people sloppy when it comes to spelling, with many flummoxed by words such as questionnaire, accommodate and definitely. To some predictive texting can also create severe situations like broken relationships due to a mistyped word or wrong spelling in text messages.However, for most mobile phone users, predictive texting is a source of convenience, and considerable amusement.
    Written with some changes after taking from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1345040/Taking-kids-Satan-The-unpredictable-hilarity-predictive-texts.html?ito=feeds-newsxml