david ogden

New Year New Opportunities and Resolutions

 New Year New Opportunities and Resolutions Two years ago I started writing down my New Year resolution. Which helped me keep track of my plans and the direction of my life. This year year marks a period of consolidation and times to consider what we will do when Jay completes his secondary education. There are some uncertain times ahead due to Brexit. Will Jasmin and Jay be granted permanent UK residency early than the original five years under EU rules.…

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Are We Entering The Age of The Cryptocurrency

Are We Entering The Age of The Cryptocurrency   I have started taking an interest in Cryptocurrency and the fact that it offers a number of advantages over paper based currencies. Unlike paper currencies, which Governments can print at will, Cryptocurrency is restricted which means that the value of these coins increases.   Take Bitcoin, the best known coin, launched in 2008 with a value in 2009 1 BTC = 0.0001 USD and is now currently at $725. Over the…

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Money Saving Tips

Since my seasonal job is coming to an end I am taking stock of my financial situation and looking for way to reduce my spending. During the past year I have been teaching my wife how to control how she spends the income from her own part time job. I used to use Quicken but when I changed my operating system to Linux, I was forced to change to Moneydance, both system are fairly similar and provide ways to control…

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Building A business

There is a link between building a business and losing weight.. I wrote a blog yesterday about how effective is your plan, and realised that people starting a business and those attempting to lose weight faced some similar challenges. Namely discipline, action and goal setting. Now goal setting is pretty obvious and was covered in yesterdays blog. Once you have set up goals then you need to take action and follow a plan, without action, you cannot expect success and…

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Are your Savings Gathering Dust

This is the age of the entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are people who have a dream and are prepared calculated risks to achieve their goals. Interest rates are at an all time low, which makes it a great time to borrow money, however spare a thought for savers, some of whom rely on their saving and try to live on the interest. I have been looking around on the internet for the best savings rates and the best I can find is…

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The Rise Of the Entrepeneur

      The Age of the Entrepreneur Is truly Here   America has spoken and elected a non political businessman to lead their country, this could have great repercussions around the world. As Donald Trump said in his victory speech, “No dream is too big” Running a country is a big business so it will be interesting to see just how things work out. I am sure we will see many changes, now that Republicans rule the roost at…

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Working in the UK

Working in the UK             I have been working part time in the UK for the past eight months, after a gap of some 15 years whilst living abroad. Finding work was a bit of a challenge, due to my age. There are a few companies that employ pensioners, however I was seeking an active outdoor job having formally been a sailing Instructor. I was interviewed for a water-sports vacancy, which would have been ideal…

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We Did n’t Make wordpress

But we are making WordPress better! Let me explain:     WordPress has established itself as the 400lb undisputed CMS (Content Management System). WordPress is taking over the Internet! And MarketHive is retooling to support and make WordPress better. Over 75 million sites now depend on WordPress. In the realm of self-hosted sites, WordPress accounts for over 19% of all websites. What is even more amazing is that over 70% of sites worldwide do not use a CMS. 22% of…

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Inbound Marketing Explained and Compared

Veretekk invented Automated Marketing (in 1996), later to become known as Inbound Marketing (MarketHive). Veretekk’s traffic portal offers, auto responders, Broadcasting technology (The Hammer), Conference rooms and sales funnel process became the foundation that today is known as Inbound Marketing. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW But let us digress some. Before the Internet; advertising and marketing were for the most part driven by Outbound Marketing: Outbound marketing is buying attention, cold- calling,  Direct paper mail, radio, TV, sales flyers, spam, telemarketing and…

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Markethive Groups

Markethive Groups The Champion of the Cottage Industry cot·tage in·dus·try noun noun: cottage industry; plural noun: cottage industries a business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home. Like Facebook, Groups is a more focused culture gathering to have topic discussions based on the Groups theme. Unlike Facebook, Groups is the center of all the tools of the system. Let’s start with the blogging platform. The Group blogging platform is a unique platform published to from the group members…

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