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Free Resume Templates

Writing a resume (CV) is one of the most important things you may do in your life. Well written and with a good layout you can possibly land that job you’re dreaming for. Take some time to study the resume writing advices below on this page and then use our increasing selection of sites with free resume templates to get started.

Important to take notice of is that there are a huge number fo styles, even for the same type of resume you write. There are many different layouts and styles for something like a resume letter used when applying for a job as a salesman. As important as the content may be, make sure you select a template with an apropriate style for what your goals are.

You can find a number of free resume templates at southworth’s site for starters. another site which has some
interesting resume templates is CollegeGrad.com.

Let’s not forget the big M. Microsoft has a huge number of very good templates, including resume templates. They are of course specially designed for Mivrosofts own products like word, but if you use word then visit Microsoft Free Resume templates online.

How to Write a Good Resume (CV)

Resume writing is one of the most important things you’ll ever do for your career. Personally I think it’s so important that if you have to, then pay a professional resume writer to make you one. In case you still don’t want to spend money then you can keep in mind these pointers to make and recheck your resume.

Length of resume – If you are a fresher then one page resumes are best, but if you are one of those people who have too much to brag about even being a fresher then don’t exceed beyond two pages. Most preferable length of any resume is two pages; this keeps the employers interest in place without leaving in middle.

Caution: Never ever exceed beyond 3 pages. Some people tend to attach their work sample etc within the resume, don’t do that. Instead make a sample portfolio file for work.

Fonts and styling – Don’t make yourself a laughing stock by using a funky font for resume. Stick to professional ones like Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Times Roman. Keep the fonts readable from naked eye, 10-12 font size is alright depending on type. I have seen some people use professional but slightly rare font for resume, don’t do that either. Stick to basic fonts that can be found on every computer, else it might distort the formatting of your word files.

Underline or Shade your headings. Tables can be used, but not excessively. Also please avoid using background images unless you are applying for an artistic job. Formatting the entire document properly is very important.

Spell check & Grammar – There is no bigger put off in a resume then wrong spellings and grammatical mistakes. It just shows your eye for details about anything. Always use spell and grammar check & get it proof read by some one else too.

Content – Don’t make your resume boring! Yes that’s the first rule. You need to keep the person interested and the key to do that is to write things that interest the potential employer.

A little management jargon does not harm, but use of flowery words and euphemisms are a big cross in today’s no nonsense work environment.

Don’t put down your experiences in a Task list way. For e.g. instead of writing ‘ Sent 100 marketing emails everyday’ write ‘Responsible for email marketing to generate leads’

It’s important to highlight your key achievements whether in previous jobs or Student life.

Highlight your expertise areas present a well rounded personality.

Never put anything that is not true on the resume. It’s not just an integrity issue but also if found out later, can put you into deep trouble. Try and include only those things in resume which you are well versed with. So for example if you like reading once in a while but don’t really remember much about it, then please don’t bother making it part of resume even if it sounds ‘intellectual’. You should be thorough with everything that is part of resume because that is where a lot of interview questions will generate from.

Make a PDF version of your resume, it looks much more professional than a Microsoft Word Document in case of emailing a soft copy. This will also take care of distortion of fonts or formatting due to different computer settings.

Remember, your resume is your first interaction with a potential employer and possibly your career path. Take as much time and help as you want before being satisfied with that piece of paper. The first foot forward has to be an impressive one this time.

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The Top Email Marketing Templates Sollution

Email marketing should not be confused with newsletters, ezines or other forms of online publication. The word marketing in “email marketing” tells us that this is focused on marketing. Before you send out your next issue, read through this page for more information as well as links to some sites were you can find email marketing templates for free!

Html Email Marketing Templates

When we talk about email marketing templates the templates based on html are the ones used inmost cases. This unless the layout is of no interest and the content is the main focus.

When using html based templates of any kind you still need some kind of html editor to manage, format and maintain your templates. This is true for all types of templates you download and keep on your computer. The best solution according to top marketers and publishers online is to use a service that handle both your mailinglists, the mailing itself and your html templates! I use and recommend aweber.com and before you read any further, take a look at their take on html email marketing templates.

Email Marketing Templates Resources

Here’s some sites we have scouted for you to save you time! You’ll find free templates and additional information here.

Free Email Marketing Templates

GraphicMail gives you over 100 templates which you can easily modify to ensure you have a professional, visually powerful email within minutes.

Email Marketing Template

Carbongrafitti All email marketing templates are hand-coded HTML for maximum email client compatibility*, and are free for download and use.

Our friends over at mailchimp has some nice things to offer you as well. They not only provide you with html email marketing templates, they also invites you to download their specially designed editor to work with them!

The Top Email Marketing Templates Sollution!

Email Design Made Easy

  • Simply insert your content into our ready-to-use templates
  • Over 150 templates to choose from
  • 1-column and 2-column designs
  • Multiple color schemes to match your branding
  • Easily add your logo and other images
  • Matching web form templates
  • Compatible with all major email services

This solution is provided by aweber.com and while not free, it will provide you with everything you need (including the kitchen sink).

Email Marketing and Opt-Ins

You need a list to make your email marketing work. One of the fastest and easiest ways of cathing new subscribers is to use graphical opt-in boxes. Using pre made opt-in boxes like these will save you a lot of time. Time better spent elsewhere.

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Learn How to Write a Newsletter

These days, newsletters are written for the Internet as much as they are written for print, but both versions should express their organization’s needs.

Organize a newsletter into a smaller version of a newspaper with help from a teacher and playwright in this free video on writing newsletters.

What format your should save your newsletter in depend on a number of things and you can read more about them on the newsletter formats page.

How to Write a Newsletter – The Idea

You need a good idea to start of your newsletter. Sometimes this idea is born out of need and other times just from your own imagination. How you come up with you ridea is not the most important part, the idea itself is. You will need this to be able to do a basic study of your presumtive readers and see if they exist and if you think you can provide the content needed to keep them happy.

How to Write a Newsletter – The Tools

Writing a newsletter is partly a mechanical task. Even with a good newsletter idea and a good direction for your content, you’ll need tools for the actual writing part. Newsletter Software like Ziney Pro can be of great help to you in your work and services like aweber then can help you manage your subscriber lists and the sending of emails (broadcast emails).

How to Write a Newsletter – The readers

With the idea in place, the tools lined up and content on its way you need subscribers (readers). You will have to make people subscribe by showing of yourself and/or you rnewsletter in the best possible way. Subscription in return for free downloads or gifts are also very common.

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Free Newsletter Templates

Make sure you use templates to save time when you’re formatting your newsletter. Use free newsletter templates like ours and experience less formatting problems. Newsletters templates is the easiest way to avoid most of the tedious work of formatting your newsletter each time you write a new issue.

Our goal is to help you do it by offering you newsletter resources like templates, software, formatting guides and newsletter and ezine relevant knowledge, that will help you in your daily work as a newsletter publisher. Also use any and all tools you can find for formatting, cleaning, handling and sending out newsletters as they save you time and time is money!

Free Newsletter Templates

Templates will save you time. When writing a newsletter or an ezine, acheiving a consisten tlook is much easier when using templates and it will save you a lot of hard work!

So welcome to download our package with free newsletter templates for your own usage.

New Free Newsletter Template Site

A new site dedicated to finding sites with free newwsletter templates and usefull resources has opend. Click the link to check out the Free Newsletter Templates site yourself!

Thousands of writers and newsletter owners around the world downloaded these template last year. Go there and download your own free templates without cost or even signups and becme a member of this selected group of individuals!

Why Templates?

By using templates will you,

  • make it easy to use a consistent layout
  • save time when you write each issue
  • focus on new content for your newsletter
  • make it easier for your subscribers to find things

You should also decide if you should use text templates, html templates or as some do, word or pdf templates.

The format most ezine epublisher choose is text as it can be read by users of pc, mac, linux and so on.

To master the art of creating a newsletter you need information about the creation process, formats, types of newsletters and more. All of this can be found on this instructive page about how to go about when creating a newsletter.

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How to make a Template with Word

Template creation with a word processing program like Microsoft Word is well worth the learning curve. Using word you’ll find yourself using the same layout and design elements time after time. This goes for any use and template creation is something you’ll benefit from in your daily office use of word as well as when using word for newsletters. Save time with documents by creating a master document with some standard formatting and content by creating something called a template.

Templates allow you to reuse an already saved layout without the added work of creating it all over every time you need it. Follow the steps outlined below to get started on creating your Word templates.

  • Start a new document and make the needed layout changes plus any other content change or inclusion you want in your template.
  • When it is time to save, click “Save as type” and choose document template. Templates will also have a .dot extension instead of the normal document extension of doc or docx.

Word as a Newsletter Tool

Word can be used for newsletter creation even though I do not personally find it to be the best tool. This unless you’re creating a print or pdf based newsletter as word with all its sofistication will allow you to create stunning newsletters if you can handle all the formatting.

For newsletters mailed as text or low in formatting, word is not the software to use.

Creating a word template from scratch is easy!

Now you can start thinking about all the fantastic things you can add to a document for reuse (template) in the future. Using the insert function in word you can add fields like for example the date field, automatically adding the days date to a newly opened document, started from a template. Other things often used are headers/footers, tables, graphics and other content that require substantial work to get right. Do it once and enjoy the fruits of your labor many times by creating templates!

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Newsletter Ideas Suggestions

Like a writer with a new book to write a newsletter publisher will need a list of newsletter ideas to start the idea selection process for a new newsletter. Once the idea, theme and tone of the newsletter have been established, the technical and creative aspects takes over.

Ideas to Keep Your Newsletter Interesting

If you struggle to come up with newsletter ideas for your nwsletter and newsletter articles, you aren’t alone! Many small business owners aren’t sure what to write about. You want topics that will be interesting to your readers and help them get to “know” you so they learn that you can be a trusted source of the information or products they want.

Let me share some creative ideas for your newsletter to help you jumpstart your brainstorming.

Note: If one of your challenges is that you’re concerned about online privacy, you can still use these ideas. Just keep things general and not too personal or specific.

You never have to include photos or names/ages of your children if you aren’t comfortable with it. Keep things from more of a business point of view and you can still build a professional relationship with your subscribers.

Photographs
Of course you’ll include photographs of your products or virtual images of your products, but how about some photos of your hometown, the wildlife or scenery near you, or your sewing studio or workspace?

Product Reviews
Have you received a positive review from a credible website or publication? Share it in your newsletter along with comments of your own about which of your products or services they reviewed and add what you feel the strong points of that product or service are.

Be Interviewed
Find a mentor, friend, or fellow small business owner and invite them to interview you via email. They write up and send questions, then you answer them and include the Q & A in your next newsletter. You can return the favor by interviewing them.

Profile a Customer or Subscriber
Got a customer who just loves your products? You know, the one who always sends you an email to let you know how much they appreciate you, sends photos of their kids using your products, or raves about your latest ebook on their blog? Ask them if they’re willing to be interviewed for your newsletter. You can include questions such as:

* How did you first hear about my products or services?
* What motivated you to make your first purchase?
* What is your favorite feature of my products or services?

They may also be wiling to allow you to publish a photograph of your product in use if you request it.

Here’s some more newsletter ideas,

Do a “Behind the Scenes”
Create a photo tour of your studio or workspace including details about the tools you use and your favorite work tips.

Dear Abby…
Do an advice column. You can make up your own questions for this or invite subscribers to send you their questions.

Resource List
Brainstorm a topic your subscribers would be interested in and then offer a resource list. For example, if you sell cloth diapering products your subscribers most likely have young children, toddlers, or babies. How about a list of links to your favorite websites for fun activities to do with children? If you sell makeup or personal products you could do links to sites with makeup tips or spa day ideas. If you sell plastic food storage products you could do food saving tips lists or great recipe blogs. Brainstorm a bit and you’ll come up with something fun and useful for your subscribers. If you get a large enough list of links, divide it into a part one and part two.

Networking & Social Marketing Fun
Got a blog? LiveJournal? MySpace page? Copy your most recent post into your newsletter then invite your subscribers to visit and leave their comments. It’s important to remember if you use this idea that your blog or page will reflect on your business and if it’s highly controversial, political or might be offensive to some readers you may lose customers. If you have a tightly defined niche market though, this may work in your favor.

Take a Survey
Find out more about your subscribers – set up a survey somewhere like Survey Monkey and then include the results in your next newsletter. You can make it a market research type survey (what products do they use, colors they prefer, sizes, etc), or you could make it more of a fun, personal survey.

Testimonials
Share some of the testimonials and photos you’ve received from happy customers. Be sure to get their permission first.

A Giveaway or Contest
Invite your subscribers to participate in a giveaway or contest. You could do a simple one such as one random subscriber wins a freebie. Or you could do something more creative like hide a little icon on your website somewhere and invite your subscribers to look for it then offer a prize to the first person to find it and a coupon code to everyone else who finds it. This can also be a viral marketing strategy if you give your subscribers permission to invite others to join in on the fun.

A Photo Journal
Make a photo journal of your product process. For example, if you’re a knitter, start with a photo of your yarn. Share where you got it, why you choose the colorway, and what you find inspirational about it. Then share a photo of your pattern and why you’re choosing to create that item from it. Take periodic photos as you work on the project and share some details. Then take a photo of the finished item and share your thoughts. This allows your subscribers to really connect with your processes and appreciate the effort and passion that goes into each of your creations.

There are 12 newsletter ideas to get you started. With a monthly newsletter you’ve now got a cool content idea for every issue for an entire year!

Do more than just sell your products, build a relationship with your subscribers, and they’ll be more likely to return to purchase at your website.

Work at home mom extraordinaire Michelle Shaeffer publishes The Muses Brainstorm, a weekly ezine with tips to help you balance, manage, and market your home based business.

Newsletter Ideas Suggestions

Make sure you have an idea of what your newsletter will be about when you start it. Once you have people signing up, changeing the basic theme of the newsletter will make you lose subscribers.

Make sure the newsletter idea you go for has a follower base online. It does you no good to come up with that brilliant newsletter idea, just to find out a couple of month down the line that your newsletter idea about UFO, repainting and bodywork really did not have many who would be interested!

Keep it real, keep it interesting and make sure your idea is based on what your ultimate goal is. If you’re planning on selling to the subscribers, plan accordingly.

Tie in the goal of your newsletter with the choice of format you chose. Some people go for one format and other for another. Therefore, connect your ideas with the chosen newsletter format.

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Where to Find Free Twitter Backgrounds

Where to Find Free Twitter Backgrounds?

Everyone knows about twitter now. Almost everyone has a twitter account and many use twitter for promotions, updates and just plain fun. If you’re using twitter for fun or just as a personal tool, looks might not be important (your still might want to change it though).

If you’re into promotions and marketing or want to brand yourself, your twitter page or the tweets you send out, a customized twitter background will help you greatly

Personalized Twitter Backgrounds

Using a personalized twitter background will make your twitter account look good. It will separate you from the rest and give you that special touch, telling followers that you’re someone special.

You might want a cool twitter background, a fan background like the now popular justin bieber backgrounds or a background geared towards a more srious use like marketing or pr.

Free or Paid Twitter Background

This question isn’t that hard to answer for most people. Not that you would be unhappy with an expensive, paid for twitter background but honestly, going for a no cost background to your twitter account is most likely the way you chose.

Free Twitter Backgrounds

How hard is it to find twitter backgrounds you can download for free?

Not that hard actually.

Twitter has become such a phenomena around the world that third party tolls and offerings like backgrounds, stat tools, posting utilities and similar are born almost on a daily basis.

Our Free Twitter Background Download List!

Twitbacks – In less than 2 minutes… Brand yourself on Twitter by creating your very own Twitter background .

Twitrbackgrounds – Interested in doing MORE with your Twitter account? Whether you’re a business or an individual, a custom twitter background designed by our expert team will let you put valuable information, photos and graphics on your Twitter. We’re the leaders in custom twitter backgrounds and our design team has done the job for hundreds of satisfied customers. Check out our custom designs and see what we can do for you!

FreeTwitterDesigner – Now you can personalize your Twitter background like never before. The tool below will help you create free Twitter backgrounds that have the same look and feel as those done by professional graphic designers. It’s easy to use, and best of all, it’s Free! Give it a try!

Free Twitter Backgrounds

Make a Profit with Twitter

I often get the question, “I have a twitter account and wonder if I can use it to make some extra money in an easy way?”.

Of course you can!

Anything and everything online can be used to make money in one way or another. What I do want to make completely clear for you is that the how to do it (make money) is quite easy to learn and do while the actual “making the money” is much harder. Even with the tools I will tell you about, making millions won’t be the outcome for you. Making an extra every now and then though is quite possible and if you go full out and use the resources I will share with you as they are presented, profiting from them is possible.

The first tool I would like to share with you is the Tweetomaticprofiteer. This this makes making an income from ClickBank and Twitter pretty easy and you wont need any technical knowledge to make it work.

The second one is Thetweettank. TheTweetTank.com was created to capitalize on two very very big trends… Twitter.com and ClickBank.com. Twitter has shocked us all by becoming one of the top 10 websites worldwide, a few people saw the potential for advertising on Twitter and started to run with it.

Both these are quite good and if you have followers that are into any are at all where there are Clickbank products, check them out.

One advice though. Most people only need one of them as they are redundand in many ways. Pro marketers may want to go for both of them.

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Free Landing Page Templates

We’re happy to share with you our list of sites online where you can find free landing page templates. To find this free landing page templates list, keep on reading.

Information about what a landing page is, how to create them why you can or should use them will come as well.

A landing page, or as it’s often called, lead capture page (or squeeze page, fly trap) is a page created especially to suit the incoming traffic with a specific purpose in mind. We normally try to make connect the content to the incoming link or ad. The goal is to “lead” the incoming visitor on, into a subscription, purchase or even move on to yet another page.

The Two Types of Landing Pages

You can divide landing pages between referential and transactional. The first one is created to make the visitor feel at home. Also to try and convince them to stay and read and continue doing that.

The transactional type is more straight on. It goes for the kill directly and is meant to sell, make the visitors sign up for something or in general “take action”.

PPC Landing Pages

One special breed of landing pages that have become more and more common are the ppc landing pages. Often extremely specialized and in many cases with a lot of scripting under the hood.

The reason for all this is to make the landing page as highly search engine optimized and focused possible, to the exact incoming keyword used at the PPC side of the traffic transaction. This increases conversion and lowers the ppc cost.

Free Landing Page Templates Download Sites List

This list is in no way complete and we’re hoping to find and add new sites continuously.

Visit cashrevolution.com for a nice free landing page template package. Another site with free landing page templates is revenue.com. A guy called Zac Johnson has a very nice landing page template you can download.

Improve Landing Page Conversion

Improving landing page conversions is one of the primary goals when you work with landing pages. Testing and more testing with changes and tweaks will help you improve the conversion rate for your landing page. Important to remember is that you must be analyzing your traffic when you do this. A free google analytics account will do the trick!

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Free Photo Templates

Looking for Free Photo Templates!

Let us do it for you instead! We’re searching the net for sites where you can find free photo templates and compiling a list here on this page. The goal is to invite you to use this list as a time saver and a shortcut to reach sites where there are actual free photo templates.

As you probably have seen already, many sites proclaiming to have the free templates doesn’t even have any templates at all.

We manually visit each site and check to ensure you will find photo templates there when you visit them and we would like your help to keep this list “al dente”. So if you visit some site from our list and find them to not have the promised free photo templates, please leave us a note using the contact us form on this site. This way we can check them out and correct our list.

Free Photo Templates List

5DFLY has a nice selection of photo templates. Actually one of the best sites I’ve found so far.

Freetemplatesonline has a selection that looks more like photo templates to used on web sites.

Microsoft Office™ Online Photo Templates.

Warning

Free Photo TemplatesIf you start looking around for sites with any free templates, you’ll find a lot of sites with words in the domain name like, files, filez, shareware freeware and downloads. These sites will in almost all cases have software of some kind and not templates. The problem is that they rank very high in the search engines thanks to having a lot of pages with the right keywords. The problem is that they seldom has anything of value that is free.

Normally the software they offer are commercial or shareware (requires payment after a trial period). I’m not saying they are lying, but they are without any doubt bragging about things they often lack. So be careful of spending your valuable time on these sites. I even stumbled upon several sites using free photo templates as keywords but had a lot of nude skin and nothing else on the site.

I’ve picked out a couple of intructions videos related to photos and how you use them on a website as well as how to crop them, enjoy!

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Newsletter Creation

Newsletter creation is an inexpensive and fast way to establish a connection with people, find new prospects and turn potential prospects into paying customers. Creating a newsletter from scratch will involve a number of tasks as well as needed skills. This page will try to sprt these requirenments out for you and provide you with helpful information that will get you started!

Newsletter Format Options

There are several different newsletter formats you can use when creating and distributing your newsletter. They all have their pros and cons and you’ll see them all below.

Text Newsletter

Newsletter creation using text format is the oldest, most reliable and easiest way to do it Many newsletter and ezine owners this format over the others presented. Why so? Text is used to present text and nothingmore. There’s no images, videos, sound or animated gifs jumping all over the message. This will allow the reader to focus more on the message itself than everyting else that is going on.

One of the downsides is just the lack of all the graphical elements relying on text for your newsletter creation as you may go for a more colorful or multimedia approach in your communication channels. If that’s the case, text is not for you.

Newsletter Creation

PDF Format

Choosing pdf format for your newsletter may be a good solution. You can use many different programs, like Microsoft Word, to write and format you rnewsletter and then save it as a pdf file. This file can be sent as an attachement via email or by snailmail after printing. If you send your newsletter issue as an attachment, anyone can open it thanks to the free Adobe acrobat reader.

Opting for pdf as a format will allow you to create multimedia rich newsletters as pdf supports many types of images, sounds and similar.

Remember to create a subject line that will remind individuals you are sending your newsletter, or you risk your PDF being deleted.

HTML

The hottest format on the playingfield is html. It has been said that html is more often blocked by spam filters and security software and this is true. The reason being that html can include hidden information, links, scripts and other possible security risks.

What is good about html though is the absolutely magnificent support it has for including video, images, sounds and pictures. There’s virtually no limit on how flashy and interactive you can make a html newsletter.

WARNING! Do not forget that unless you can include all resources used in your newsletter, in the actual newsletter, the person viewing it must have access to internet while reading the newsletter. This as you most likely have soundfiles, videos and other resources stored at youtube, your own server, Amazon S3 or similar. If the person reading the newsletter lack internet connection, your newsletter can’t reach these sites and download (show/play) the content.

Your Content

Contenwise choosing format may or may not be of importance. If you create format according to your format things will come out correctly automatically. If you have a specific content you would like to display when you are about to create your newsletter, you may have to use the contents need for resources and other requirenments as a startingpoint for what format you choose.

Value of Content

There should always be content that is valuable to readers. It has become increasingly more common to create “throw away” newsletters. A newsletter or list that is created for a specific reason and not long term communication. The content sent to this type of list is seldom created with longevity in mind but rather results. Once the desired goal is reached the list is killed by leaving it or plain and simple mailed to death with offers until no subscribers are left.

If your newsletter is based more in communicating with your subscribers while building a relationsship, content quality and sharing valuable information if a very important factor to consider.

Spamming

Avoid spamming people! If you like most seasoned marketers and pro newsletter listowners use service like aweber for your lists, you’ll be well prepared to avoid span. The big list handling companies have spam detection solutions built into your service, allowing you the check and see how “spammy” your message will be when sent.

This will allow you to revise and correct your content before sending any broadcasts out to your list.

If you’re sending out emails directly from your own computer you’re not as lucky. You will have to rely on third party solutions to check you emails

One of these servicess is called Spam Assassin. Theyhave services you can use to check your newsletter content before you send it out to catch spam phrases and words. For more information visit Spam Assasin.