Content Marketing and SEO is Today’s Perfect Combination

Content is king, which has been pounded many times to all web content providers and still holds true even today. Also, SEO is still not dead since it is needed to make the website search engine friendly. But, those are not the only thing needed, especially in today’s advancements in the information age. Content marketing is today’s king in combination with today’s SEO strategies.

So, what is content marketing anyway? It is providing useful and valuable content to certain targeted readers (without selling anything,) which can easily be shared through popular social media channels; the overall content must make the reader want to share it to everybody, not because they are given incentives to do it, but because it’s useful and helpful to other people.

Fundamentally, content marketing will only work if the provided content is valuable, helpful and useful. The share-ability of the content will always depend on the reader. If the reader likes it and find it useful, then that reader might share it to the rest of the world through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or through the reader’s own blog.

Also, Search Engine Optimization or SEO plays an important role in the overall success.  Still, a lot of people use search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to find what they want. And, in order to have a good search engine placement on the SERPs you need SEO.

So, SEOs today must be great content director or managers. They should possess the ability to market the content through different media channels to ultimately gain website traffic for their blog or client’s website. Again, these are just part of the strategies of achieving website traffic, which is the lifeblood of a website. Web traffic is the number of people visiting a website at a given time, which are possible customers and clients.

12 Basic Skills of Balintawak Eskrima

If you are new to Balintawak Eskrima and looking for the 12 basic skills (sets/strikes) of Balintawak Eskrima, then you came to the right place. These fundamental strikes should not be taken lightly and must be practiced all the time; the same thing with the 12 basic defenses of Balintawak Eskrima. I have been practicing this Filipino martial art for over 5 years now, and I consider this form of martial art as practical and easy to learn. Also, be responsible with this art because it is one of the deadliest martial arts in the world.

You can either practice the 12 Basic Sets alone or with a partner. Before starting, you need to stand an arm’s length away in front of your partner, with legs parallel and aligned with your shoulder. Hold the stick at both ends with your hands, palm facing towards you.

The Basic Balintawak Eskrima Salute

This is the Balintawak Eskrima salute that we always do before doing a ready stance (you can actually create your own salute for your group). From the starting stance, close your legs by lifting your left leg and move it close to your right leg, at the same time, remove your left hand at the left end of the stick and move your right hand towards your mouth (make sure the stick is properly aligned perpendicular to your shoulders and near the tip of your nose and the left end of the stick is now pointing towards the sky,) then move back to your starting stance.

The Ready Stance

From the starting stance, move your left leg towards your back a half-step away (make sure that your weight is evenly distributed).  The heel of your left leg is slightly raised while your right foot is flat on the ground.

At the same time, hold the stick close to your right chest around 2 ½ fists away with forearms parallel to the ground and elbow close to your right waist. Your left hand should be a fist away from the center of your chest.

Your left hand will be use for grappling and striking, while your right arm will do the stick strikes and shielding.

The 12 Strikes of Balintawak Eskrima

From the ready stance do the following 12 strikes:

Note: Forward your leg where the striking hand is located. If the striking hand strikes at your right then move your right foot forward. If the striking hand is located at your left then move your left foot forward.

1)      Pull your right hand towards your right shoulder and do a downward forehand strike towards the left temple of your partner.

2)      Pull your right hand towards your left shoulder and do a downward backhand strike towards the right temple of your partner.

3)      Pull your right hand towards your left elbow and do a downward backhand strike towards right elbow or right side of the torso of your partner.

4)      Pull your right hand towards your right torso and do a forehand strike towards the left elbow or left side of the torso of your partner.

5)      Pull your right hand towards the right of your waist and pierce straight towards the navel of your partner.

6)      Pull your right hand towards the right of your waist and pierce straight towards the right shoulder of your partner.

7)      Pull your right hand towards the right of your waist and pierce straight towards the left should of your partner.

8)      Slightly bend your knees and pull your right hand towards the right of your waist and do a downward forehand strike towards the left knee of your partner.

9)      While still bending, pull your right hand towards the left of your waist and do a downward backhand strike towards the right knee of your partner.

10)   Pull your right hand towards your right chest and pierce straight to the right eye of your partner.

11)   Pull your right hand towards your right chest and pierce straight to the left eye for your partner.

12)   Then end your strike by pulling your hand towards the back of your right ear and do a downward forehand strike on the forehead of your partner.

Hopefully, I was able to explain to you the 12 strikes in a comprehensible manner. It would be best to look for a professional instructor, or watch videos at Youtube to learn more about these fundamental strikes.

Once you have mastered striking with the stick with your right hand, do the same thing with your left hand. Hold the stick with your left hand and do the mirror image of the strikes above.

Next time, I will show you how to do the 12 defenses of Balintawak Eskrima. Again, train hard till you master everything; this is a great Filipino martial art well renowned around the world.

Online Job Perfect for Your Field of Interest

Getting the perfect online job suited for you is not that difficult. First, you need to look into yourself and learn your strengths e.g. talents, skills and abilities. Create a top 10 list of those strengths and choose the top 3 in the list, and of these 3 find out which you think has the highest earning potential. Let’s take for example your top 3 talents are writing, drawing, and programming. Obviously, of these 3 the programming field has the highest income potential in the online freelancing field; you can also take-on jobs in the writing and drawing field at the same time while doing a programming job with a client.

Online JobsThe advantages of online jobs compared to traditional jobs are affordability, time and location freedom. It is affordable because it lessens transportation costs, and the cost of eating and doing different activities outside the comforts of your home. Time and location freedom because you can basically do an online job anytime and anywhere; you choose when and where to work, you are your own boss. Indeed, ­ there are many advantages of doing an online job compared to traditional work, but the things mentioned above are the common ones in the freelancing industry.

There are tons of freelancing gateways on the Internet namely oDesk, Freelance, eLance and more. If this is your first time in planning to get an online job then why not try oDesk first. This company has been the giant in this industry for many years now, and their clients and contractors continues to grow today. Signing up is free, but you still need to pass their basic screening test; clients sees this test if you are eligible for any basic online job. Also, do not forget to have a PayPal account or a local bank account to receive your online earnings.

Paid Work Abroad for Students – Online Freelancing Jobs

Paid work abroad for students is also possible through online freelancing jobs. You can literally get online clients from Japan, Singapore, Australia, Taiwan, and in different parts of the world. Thanks to the Internet and freelancing gateways; this made these opportunities possible.

Paid Work Abroad for StudentsIndeed, there are tons of freelancing gateways or website on the Internet like Freelance, Elance, Odesk and more. As for me I prefer oDesk, and they are the leading online freelancing site on the Internet. Getting an oDesk account is easy and the registration is free; students and professionals only need to at least pass their basic test in order to take-on different online jobs given by clients.

If you are good in writing, drawing or illustrating, web designing, programming and more then you are already qualified to take different paid work abroad through these online freelancing sites. These freelance gateways also have tons of other available jobs; just browse and search their databases to look for available work online.

Odesk has been the giant in the freelancing industry, and they have tons of online workers and clients since 2005. And, their job opportunities and the number of online workers have been increasing since that time.

As for students who want to have a paid work abroad through this means, then you are lucky. The advantages of getting an online job are affordability, accessibility, time and location freedom. Affordability, since you don’t need to travel that much and eat outside for you can work at home. Accessibility, you can basically access your work anytime and anywhere. Time and location freedom, you can choose when to work and where to work; you are your own boss.

Again, getting paid work abroad is now possible through the Internet through online freelancing. Many of these online freelancers have been getting salaries equivalent or even more compared to a bank manager in your locality. If this is the kind of paid work abroad for you then join the fun of many online freelancers around the world.

I hope this article has been helpful in giving you more ideas and options on where you can possibly work abroad without needing to leave your homeland.

Fast Ways to Earn Money Online

The fast ways to earn money online legally are through selling products and services on the Internet; these with the help of a website or blog, social media sites, online classifieds and more.

Fast Ways to Earn Money OnlineIf you have a physical product and want to increase your monthly profits then having an online presence will help boost your potential earnings through the Internet. You can develop and establish a website, which will be use to show your products through the Internet, so that interested people could see it and hopefully buys it; there are tons of freelance web designers and developers who could help you put up a great online presence in no time.

If you are a talented person who knows how to write, draw, illustrate, transcribe and more then you can sell these as services through different freelancing gateways. There are tons of freelance websites on the Internet, which you could use to advertise your services and get great clients. You could also use a website or blog and make it as a portfolio site to show what your talents, abilities and skills could do. Also, you could use the blog to earn additional online income by putting Google AdSense and joining affiliate marketing programs.

Indeed, there are other ways to earn money online, but you must know how to filter-out the scams because not all fast ways are the legal ways. Again, there are no shortcuts to making money online. You still have to put on efforts, right knowledge and strategies; there is no overnight success as well.

If you are serious about how to make money online fast then this blog could help you jumpstart everything. The site contains tons of information regarding how to make money online, and retire young; although, you will not become a millionaire, but surely you will live through enough monthly passive income.

So, these are the fast ways to earn money online. Remember: start small and build all the way.

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