6 Ways to Promote Your Business Offline

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Today, everything has gone digital. But this doesn’t mean you can solely rely on social media presence to market your business. It’s no doubt online presence is essential, but offline strategies still play a vital role in promoting a business.

Promoting a business offline means marketing to the target audience using various methods they can feel, experience, and touch.

Here are effective offline marketing strategies you can practice.
 
Posters, Stickers and Banners

Banners and posters are ideal tools for promoting a business offline to prospects and customers. You can add a QR code to the banner for the clients to scan and get access to your website. Branded stickers are also cost-effective and fun to market your business.

Use them as giveaways or to customize your packaging. Stick a branded banner on the side of your business car, and you'll instantly create a stunning mobile ad for your company. 

The Water Dragon

The Water Dragon 

It was another windy chilly day on the coast of Cornwall
A boy no older than ten
Escaped
To look between the rocks
Of a luscious sandy beach
Searching for mysteries
As yet unsolved
Looking for creatures
To behold
He spends an hour
Prodding the beings
Inside the pools
Then he sees something glowing
Between misshaped stones
An oval-shaped treasure
A strange looking egg
What’s it doing in the water?
The boy questioned in his head
Carefully, he picked it
Put it in his pockets
And off home he went
With a secret

When he was alone
He took out the egg
Placed it in front of the fireplace
Whilst his parents were in bed
It didn’t look like a chicken’s egg
And why would it be in water?
Maybe it fell off of a ship in the ocean?
The egg felt cold
Was it meant to be warm?
The boy kept the egg
In a bed made of straw

Three weeks passed
With not even a crack
The boy began to think it was empty
Disappointed
Then one evening
Whilst reading in his blanket
The boy heard a noise
From underneath his bed
Eagerly he looked
And pulled out the box
Peeking inside
At the egg he found by the shore
The boy gasped
It was finally time
A crack ripped the surface
Of his treasured find
The boy stared confounded
Watching the egg
As slowly more cracks appeared
The boy watched it instead of going to bed

It was nearly morning
The boy was falling asleep
When he heard a low roar
He opened his eyes
No one would believe
What the boy saw
On the floor by his bed
A slimy little creature
Scales on its arms
That looked more like wings
Pointy tiny ears
And a long tail
A spike on its end
Two nostrils
And two beady eyes
This certainly was one spectacular surprise
It looked like a dragon
But that could not be
Maybe the boy fell asleep
And began to dream
The boy rubbed his eyes
The creature remained
He pinched his arm
Nothing changed

Not knowing what to do
The boy did what you do
When you meet someone new
“Hello.” He whispered
The dragon let out a caw and stepped closer
Its feet tipped with claws
The boy put out his hand
Not knowing what to expect
He hoped for the best

The dragon tentatively moved closer
The boy felt its breath
Heat on his hand
The dragon edged towards the boy’s shaky hand
It gave a low rumbled and looked at his face
The boy smiled
“It’s ok. I won’t hurt you.” The boy assured the creature
The dragon reached out with it’s nose and nuzzled the boy’s finger
The boy giggled
And gently stroked
The little dragon’s head
“Where did you come from?” The boy questioned.
The dragon only roared
“I’d like to be friends.” Said the boy
The dragon again nuzzled his finger
“Is that a yes?” He asked
The dragon cawed
The boy laughed again
He’d made a friend
From hope and belief
He’d found something special
An adventure was about to begin

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Books available on Scribd

Hi everyone! So in a vlog on my YouTube channel I looked at books on Scribd (audiobooks and ebooks) and saved all of the books that I am interested in reading to see if it would be worth using Scribd again. And I was unexpectedly surprised by the large number of books available. So I decided to make a list of all of the books that I have found so far that I personally want to read. 

You can get a free 60 day trial of Scribd if you use my referral link and I also get a free 30 days, then it is 9.99 a month and you can read as many books as you like. (I have heard of Scribd limiting some people but it sounds like you can still read quite a few books a month so I think it's definitely worth it). Please note that these are books available in the UK so check the website if you're based in a different country as some books aren't available in different countries. These are just some of the books available:

Ebooks:

  • The Thief- Megan Whalen Turner
  • This Savage Song- V. E. Schwab
  • The Archived- V. E. Schwab
  • The Unbound- V. E. Schwab
  • The Near Witch- V. E. Schwab
  • The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo- Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Sadie- Courtney Summers
  • The Crown's Game- Evelyn Skye
  • If We Were Villains- M. L. Rio
  • The Diabolic- S. J. Kincaid
  • Hunted- Meagan Spooner
  • Temeraire- Naomi Novik
  • Snow Like Ashes- Sara Raasch
  • Ice Like Fire- Sara Raasch
  • The Deepest Blue- Sarah Beth Durst
  • Ruined- Amy Tintera
  • The Demon King- Cinda Williams Chima
  • Flamecaster- Cinda Williams Chima
  • Ink and Bone- Rachel Caine
  • The Winner's Curse- Marie Rutkoski
  • Prince of Thorns- Mark Lawrence
  • The Library of the Unwritten- A. J. Hackwith
  • The Gilded Wolves- Roshani Chokshi
  • The Bone Witch- Rin Chupeco
  • The Gilded Ones- Namina Forna
  • Crown of Feathers- Nicki Pau Preto
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen- Tricia Levenseller
  • Warrior of the Wild- Tricia Levenseller
  • All the Stars and Teeth- Adalyn Grace
  • The Traitor's Kiss- Erin Beaty
  • Ever Cursed- Corey Ann Haydu
  • The Glass Spare- Lauren DeStefano
  • Dark Shores- Danielle L. Jensen
  • Radiance- Grace Draven
  • Labyrinth Lost- Zoraida Cordova
  • An Unkindness of Magicians- Kat Howard
  • Flames of Chaos- Amelia Hutchins
  • Ashes of Chaos- Amelia Hutchins
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter- Theodora Goss
  • Ashes of the Sun- Django Wexler
  • Eragon- Christopher Paolini
  • The Grace of Kings- Tracy Deonn
  • Sawkill Girls- Claire Legrand
  • The Last Magician- Lisa Maxwell
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children- Ransom Riggs
  • Firekeeper's Daughter- Angeline Boulley
  • Akarnae- Lynette Noni
  • Jackaby- William Ritter
  • The Element of Fire- Martha Wells
  • Isle of Blood and Stone- Makiia Lucier
  • Balance Keepers- Lindsay Cummings
  • The Cloud Roads- Martha Wells
  • Touch of Power- Maria V. Snyder
  • Splinters of Scarlet- Emily Bain Murphy
  • The School for Good and Evil- Soman Chainani
  • The Princess Curse- Merrie Haskell
  • Venturess- Betsy Cornwell
  • Between Burning Worlds- Jessica Brody
  • We Are Blood and Thunder- Kesia Lupo
  • Song of the Current- Sarah Tolcser
  • Sky Without Stars- Jessica Brody
  • Mechanica- Betsy Cornwell
  • The Death of the Necromancer- Martha Wells

Audiobooks:

  • A Song Below Water- Bethany C. Morrow
  • Howl's Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Poppy War- R. F. Kuang
  • Legendborn- Tracy Deonn
  • Dragon Mountain- Katie Tsang
  • Malamander- Thomas Taylor
  • The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo- Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Elantris- Brandon Sanderson
  • Warbreaker- Brandon Sanderson
  • The Black Prism- Brent Weeks
  • The Fellowship of the Ring- J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Shattered Realms- Cinda Williams Chima
  • Age of Myth- Michael J. Sullivan
  • Kings of the Wyld- Nicholas Eames
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin- Roseanne A. Brown
  • Star Daughter- Shveta Thakrar
  • The Black Witch- Laurie Forest
  • Blood Metal Bone- Lindsay Cummings
  • Crier's War- Nina Varela
  • A Tangle of Spells- Michelle Harrison (all 3 of the books in the series are on there)
  • Tilly and the Bookwanderers: Pages & Co.- Anna James
  • Serpent & Dove- Shelby Mahurin
  • Bone Crier's Moon- Kathryn Purdie
  • Descendant of the Crane- Joan He
  • The Last Magician- Lisa Maxwell
  • Neverworld Wake- Marisha Pessl
  • Night Film- Marisha Pessl
  • Sawkill Girls- Claire Legrand
  • An Ember in the Ashes- Sabaa Tahir
  • Snow Like Ashes- Sara Raasch
  • The Last Magician- Lisa Maxwell
  • Daughter of the Pirate King- Tricia Levenseller
  • The Devouring Grey- Christine Lynn Herman
  • Nimona- Noelle Stevenson
  • Never Let Me go- Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Raven Boys- Maggie Stiefvater
  • All the Crooked Saints- Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Scorpio Races- Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Gilded Wolves- Roshani Chokshi
  • The Thousandth Floor- Katharine McGee
  • Ink- Alice Broadway
  • Red Queen- Victoria Aveyard
  • These Rebel Waves- Sara Raasch
  • Circle of Shadows- Evelyn Skye
  • Hunted- Meagan Spooner
  • The Darkest Minds- Alexandra Bracken
  • Ruined- Amy Tintera
  • Carve the Mark- Veronica Roth
  • The Fates Divide- Veronica Roth
  • Shadow of the Fox- Julie Kagawa
  • The Reluctant Queen- Sarah Beth Durst
  • Grim Lovelies- Megan Shepherd
  • Warrior of the Wild- Tricia Levenseller
  • Onyx & Ivory- Mindee Arnett
  • Shadow & Flame- Mindee Arnett
  • The Great Hunt- Wendy Higgins
  • The Darkest Star- Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • White Hot Kiss- Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Storm and Fury- Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Magician- Raymond E. Feist
  • Ink, Iron and Glass- Gwendolyn Clare
  • Final Draft- Riley Redgate
  • Men Without Women- Haruki Murakami
  • The Strange Library- Haruki Murakami
  • Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World- Haruki Murakami
  • Dance Dance Dance- Haruki Murakami
  • The Siren- Keira Cass
  • Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christie
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd- Agatha Christie
  • The Murder on the Links- Agatha Christie
  • The Hand on the Wall- Maureen Johnson (all 3 books in the series are on there)
  • Where Dreams Descend- Janella Angeles
  • The Shadows Between Us- Tricia Levenseller
  • Failosophy- Elizabeth Day
  • The Song of the Marked- S. M. Gaither
  • The Way of Shadows- Brent Weeks
  • The Glass Spare- Lauren DeStefano
  • To Best The Boys- Mary Weber
  • Courting Darkness- Robin LaFevers
  • Eragon- Christopher Paolini
  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon- Kelly Barnhill
  • The School for Good and Evil- Soman Chainani
  • Ikigai- Hector Garcia
  • The Cerulean- Amy Ewing
  • Set Fire to the Gods- Sara Raasch
  • Master of One- Jaida Jones
  • Rebel of the Sands- Alwyn Hamilton
  • Ever Cursed- Corey Ann Haydu
  • The Never Tilting World- Rin Chupeco
  • The Memory Thief- Lauren Mansy
  • Sweet & Bitter Magic- Adrienne Tooley

Five Expert Time Management Tips for Business Owners

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Running a business is very hard in modern society. Activities such as web updates, chasing gigs, managing employees, responding to clients’ feedback, and general administration duties can take a toll on your mental health. You must set aside time to unwind and explore self-care techniques.

Sadly, this reality will have to be your daily routine to attain success for your business in its early years. This practice is necessary because you do not have the capital to outsource skills and expertise. However, what time you will create wealth and have the capacity to hire help from professionals.

One of the areas you could outsource skills in is a specialist payroll team. Paying employees is a long process of counter-checking and endless calculations. You can outsource payroll management skills without worry.

Until that day comes, you will have to muster some time management skills to create time for family and personal development. Some of the tips include the following: