Black Friday 2017 is just a month away and we all are so much excited. Well, Why not because we’ll be getting the crazy deals on our favorite products, Web Hosting, Plugins, themes, software, online services, Internet Marketing tools and pretty much everything.
If any newbie is here and planning to buy any Web Hosting Package or any Internet tool, I would highly recommend you to just wait for the Black Friday. You’ll thank me later 😉 By the way, Black Friday is on November 24, 2017.
Tips for Black Friday 2017 Shopping
I would just like to advise you to keep your credit cards ready, clear all the dues. Make sure you’ve enough balance as it’s only good decision to grab the service for multiple years so that you can save maximum.
Next thing, make your due research which are all the products you’re going to buy this Black Friday. Do the proper comparison of services, for example in this web hosting case, Bluehost vs Hostgator or WPEngine Vs Kinsta. Note down your requirements, check their services & support, reviews, pricing, backup policies etc. Once you decide which web hosting service to buy, just keep an eye on their Black Friday Deals. For an idea I can say, you can save up to 75% on the Web Hosting packages like BlueHost, Hostgator etc. with a free domain of your choice.
For Black Friday 2017 Web Hosting deals, you can bookmark this page as I’ll be updating all the best web hosting deals and sales right here when the companies make the deals live. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our exclusive Black Friday deals newsletter if you don’t want to miss out anything.
I’m into Amazon.com (US) Affiliates from last year Black Friday and earned thousands of dollars till date. Since I’m from India and amazon.com pays through only cheques; there’s no direct deposit or wire transfer facility available for Indian affiliates like Google Adsense.
So, if you’re from India or from a country where the Amazon Direct Deposit is not available and then this how-to guide is for you which will explain how you can get your Amazon U.S. affiliate Payment through direct deposit within 24 hrs.
Issues with Amazon
One thing I didn’t like of Amazon is that you can’t track your cheques (I don’t know Why they do so) as these are sent through Normal United States Postage and it’ll take around two weeks to reach Metro cities in India and can take up to a month if you’re from other cities or rural area. Many times my cheques returned back to Amazon, Seattle without even any notification. And if you’re cheque once returned, you’ve to report it from amazon.com affiliate account and ask for re-issue. It’ll again take 1-2 month to get and encash it. Once you get the cheque you’ve to again wait for another 10-15 days or more depending on your bank to encash it. So, basically I was totally fed up from this Amazon affiliate payment method and I started looking for an alternative to this.
One day I posted the issue on Twitter and @Payoneer hit me back, Hey you can use Payoneer to receive your Amazon U.S. affiliates earnings, it’s fast, low-fee and secure. And after some research on Payoneer, I created the account on Payoneer.com immediately and it took around a week to get my account approved. But these days you can get your account approved within 24 hrs.
Yesterday, I got my Amazon.com affiliate earnings through Payoneer and I’m pretty impressed by their service. Amazon usually dispatch the cheques or do direct deposit (Only for US, UK Affiliates) on 28 of every month and you’ll be surprised to know on 28 September itself I got my earnings in my Payoneer Account and on 29 I got my earnings in local currency directly in my Indian bank account. And the best part is, I didn’t have to pay so much fee for this transaction.
Now, if you’re from India or from other countries where the Amazon Direct Deposit is not available like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal etc. then you must be thinking how can I get rid of this Amazon cheque method and opt for Payoneer to receive my affiliate earnings. Don’t worry, I’ll explain you each and everything from changing your payment method to receive funds but this article may no longer so grab a coffee and relax.
What is Payoneer?
Payoneer is Global Payment service which allows you to get your earnings from US & European companies directly in your bank account in your local currency at minimal cost. You’ll be provided with a US bank account number and routing number that you need to give your affiliate company to receive funds. It’s like you have an account in US & Europe. Payoneer supports all big companies from US & Europe like Amazon, Google, 99Designs, Elance, oDesk, Getty Images and much more. Click here to check the list of Payoneer supported companies. Still, have any kind of doubt about Payoneer? Watch this video:
What about the fee & Exchange rates In Payoneer?
This is the question we ask when we hear about any new payment service and here are the answers when it comes to leader Payoneer.
Receiving Payments: Receiving both US & Euro Payments in Pioneer is completely free.
Withdraw funds: The main thing is withdrawing funds and exchange rates. Transferring funds to your bank account are again free in Payoneer means you’ll get the exact amount of dollars or euros that company has sent you. Now, you must be thinking how is Payoneer earning then? 😉 Read the next paragraph.
Exchange Rates: Payoneer provides the best exchange rates if you compare to other Global financial services like Paypal and others because Payoneer conversion rates based on the official mid-market rate at the time of transfer. Mid-Market here refers to the middle point between the currency’s official “buy” and “sell” rate and is considered to be one of the best rates available. You can use the tools like XE to estimate mid-market rate.
In addition to the mid-market rate, Payoneer applies a currency conversion charge of 2% and that’s the only Payoneer fee for receiving funds to your Payoneer account to transferring and withdrawing funds in your local bank.
Note: Payoneer doesn’t show exchange rates in your dashboard if you want to check the exchange rate for your transaction go to this Mastercard page and it’ll show you the exchange rate after selecting the date of the transaction. The rates shown on this will be in ‘USD per 1 INR’, if you want to check out exact mid-market exchange rate you got, check XE mid-market.
Payoneer Purpose Code
Recently I’ve received a couple of queries from readers asking for Payoneer Purpose code. Purpose Code is nothing, it just describes the nature of Foreign Exchange Transaction that helps RBI to identify and classify the Forex transactions. So, you need to select the purpose code which accurately describes your business transactions. Here are all the purpose codes from RBI along with Purpose description to give you an idea of which purpose code is suitable for your Business Transactions.
In the case of Amazon.com affiliate, the purpose code would be Advertising, trade fair services (P1007) that include services related to SEOs, SEMs, Social Media, Web Designing and even Internet Marketing. So, if you fall into this category then just select this purpose code and click update.
Payoneer Limit For Indian Users
Single Transaction Limit INR 5,00,000.
Daily Payoneer to Bank transfer limit is INR 5,00,000
Monthly Payoneer transaction limit INR 2,500,000
Sign up For Payoneer & Earn $25 as Bonus
Payoneer is running a special offer for new users where you can grab $25 as the bonus when you receive at least $100 from any company supported by them. To grab this bonus all you need to do is sign up using the below link and wait for your first 100$ payment from Payoneer.
Lets Get Started
Step 1: First you need to create an account on Payoneer and I’ve hope you’ve already created an account using the above button and grabbed $25 Payoneer bonus. If not, Click this link to register and grab the reward. If you would have clicked this link, you’ll see a page something like the below screenshot, enter your personal details as shown and click next to enter your contact details.
Step 2: Next enter your correct address associated with the bank account number followed by zip code and your mobile number. You may have to verify your number so enter the one which is active and you’ve access to.
Step 3: At the next step you need to enter your bank account details followed by IFSC code. Do make sure all the details are correct; double-check them.
Step 4: At the next step, just enter your password followed by a security question.
Woah! You’ve successfully created your account on Payoneer. Now, Payoneer team will review your details and within a day or two, your account will be approved. Once you get an approval email, just log in and it’ll ask to create two security questions for account safety purpose. After updating the security questions, you’ll be redirected to your Payoneer dashboard.
Now, click on ‘US Payment service‘ from your dashboard and at the bottom of the page, you’ll see a kind of cheque with your name, a/c details, routing number etc. (As shown below). These details we need to give to Amazon people so that next time your earnings will directly transfer to this account and then Payoneer will transfer it to your bank account directly.
How to Change Payment Method In Amazon Affiliates to Payoneer?
Step 1 : Go to your amazon.com associates account and click ‘Account Settings’ link at the top right and then click ‘Change Payment Method’ OR click this direct link that will directly take you to payment method page, of course, you need to login first.
Step 2: Now, I suppose you’re on Payment method page. If yes, then change your payment method to ‘ Pay me by direct deposit (The United States Based Associates Only)’ don’t be surprised now you have an active US bank account now 😛 And copy the details from that Payoneer ‘US Payment Service Page’ and paste on this Amazon web page. Again double check this details. Once you entered all the details and verified them click the submit button at the bottom.
That’s it, folks. You’ve successfully changed your amazon affiliate payment method and next time you’ll get your earnings through Payoneer itself.
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Mozilla Firefox has always been a very user-friendly internet browser. Most of its features concentrate mainly on simplicity and speed. Similar is the case with its profile manager. Firefox simply saves your personal information, bookmarks, passwords and user preferences in a different location. You can also save multiple profiles and switch between them according to your requirements. All this can be done with the Profile Manager and you don’t need any third party applications to set up your profile. Let us check how you can set up a profile on Firefox.
What’s Profiles in Browser and What’s the actual use of them?
Profiles in the browser it’s like user accounts on your computer. Each user account is having a single browser profile but you can keep more than one browser profile in a user account. Each browser profile keeps its own cookies, passwords, browser extension, history, preferences and everything else.
Profiles in firefox browser is useful in many ways like:
You can setup the different profile for personal use, work, any testing of extension or for secure browsing. I personally use, two different Firefox profile one for my SEO and Blogging thing and one for my personal use. So, all the SEO extension, Blogging Resources bookmarks and all other things I require for my work are in this profile and for my personal use, I use my personal browser profile. Every social or online account of my blogs are signed-in in work profile while my personal account and social channels I manage from my personal account.
If you don’t want to go with the separate user account on your computer and also want to keep the browsing data and personal things safe and separate then you can go and create a separate firefox browser profile. For example, your brother uses your computer sometimes only for browsing and online stuff then you can go ahead and create a different browser profile for him so that your browser history and personal information are safe and separate as well as his.
Now, lets learn how to setup Firefox profile in Windows and Mac.
Firefox Profile Setup for Windows
Setting up a new profile on Windows is a very easy task. Let us take a step by step walk-through to understand how to set up a new profile for windows.
Close Firefox completely. You can restart the system to ensure that Firefox is completely closed and not running in the background.
Click ‘Start’ and then select the ‘Run’ option. On systems using Windows 8 you can simply press windows button + R to access the run command. In the run command, type firefox.exe -p and press enter. OR just paste this line in your search bar at the bottom > C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -p and hit enter.
This will open up the profile manager. By default, you’ll see a single profile name “Default”. In the profile manager, select ‘New’, to create a new profile and then enter a name for the new profile. If you don’t want a profile simply, open this Profile manager and click delete profile that will delete all your personal information, passwords, cookies, and cache.
If you don’t want to see the profile manager at startup, select the default profile to use and check “Use the selected profile without asking at startup”.
Once, you created your secondary browser profile, select the profile to use and click start firefox.
Accessing Firefox Browser Profile In Windows
To access the firefox profiles, all you need to do is again, paste this address in your search bar > C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -p -no-remote
It will open the same Firefox Profile Manager window from where you can manage your profiles and select the profile you want to use now. Follow the same procedure to jump into another profile while one is still running.
Create Shortcut for Different Firefox Profile
To access or switch between different firefox browser profile you can also setup custom shortcut on your desktop. All you need to do is, just copy existing firefox icon and right click the newly icon, go to properties and paste this line in target field > C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe -p -no-remote
Firefox Profile Setup For Mac
Mac users can also access the profile manager to create a new profile for Firefox. Let us go, through the process for better understanding.
Close the Firefox browser completely. The program should not be running or the process won’t work.
You need to launch Terminal to gain access to the profile manager. You need to select Applications, the select Utilities and finally choose Terminal OR you can directly search for terminal and follow the next step.
In the Terminal prompt, paste this >/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P
If you are facing problems with this command you can try including ‘bin’ in the command. For example, /Applications/firefox.app/contents/MacOS/firefox-bin – profilemanager.
Hit Create profile and give a name to it as shown in the below screenshot. You can also choose a different folder to store the profile data by clicking on Choose folder.
Once you done with creating the profile, it will take you to the Firefox Profile Manager from where you can select which profile to use and set additional settings.
To use another profile, just search for terminal and paste the same address for Profile Manager > /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -P
With this simple process, you can also set up and manage Firefox Profile in Macintosh systems. Facing any kind of issue or want to ask anything? Just drop in the below comments.
Are you planning to set up a personal website or a web portal for the product you’re going to launch? Didn’t find your name or favorite domain available in traditional TLDs (Top Level Domain) like .com and you don’t want to go with other domain extensions like .net, .org etc.? Here is an excellent solution for you: Yes, you can go for domain hacks like Del.icio.us and bit.ly. Domain hacks are short, unique and memorable names. Now, the question is how to the unconventional domains like Delicious and bit.ly?
What does this mean?
This means that you can try out different permutations and combinations for finding a memorable domain name for your personal website or blog. Basically, you use all the domain extensions available to spell a word. Let’s take the example of Del.icio.us which spells “Delicious”. But how did they do this? They just purchased icio.us (.US Extension) and created a subdomain as Del which makes it as Del.icio.us 😉 Domains like bit.ly and Del.icio.us are completely valid if you’re not targeting a particular country. So, when we see it from the perspective of SEO, it may impact your website traffic. But, now lets understand how to get a domain like a bit.ly? Luckily, there are some domain tools available online which can break your name and then auto try with all the domain extension available to make it a complete word like bra.tt for bratt. (Here .tt is the extension of Trinidad and Tobago.) Some of my favorite domain hacks are – Inter.net, blo.gs, and go.to.
Let us explore some of the best domain hack tools available:
Domain.r is the one of the best domain hack tool available online. This allows you to find the short, unique domains like bit.ly and the best part is you can register for their portal itself. All you’ve to do is, just enter your keyword and domain.r will list all the possible combination of domains.
As mentioned earlier, this concept of finding domains like del.icio.us is termed as domain hacks and the idea behind is to spell the domain names as against appending them with traditional extensions like .com or .net. Here, Xona is another domain hack search engine that calculates all the possible permutations and combinations of domains. Xona also has a suggest domain hack page where you can find more than 300K domain hack suggestions. You can find the suggest page here > http://xona.com/domainhacks/suggest/
Now, after having understood the sources from where you can find domains like del.icio.us, you might be thinking, why this type of service should be used and here are some details:
Why use a domain hack?
When you are planning to use such a service, it is important to consider the strengths of such a strategy.
The scarcity of .com: The right and suitable .com extension for your domain may be long gone. Even when you reach out an owner with a suitable .com domain name for your website, he might be charging a huge sum of money for the same, which might be far outside your budget or even some owners might be simply unresponsive for your request. On the other hand, domain hacks will come at a relatively affordable cost.
Branding: If you are looking for domains like bit.ly for your business, the domain hacks service can be of great help in accentuating your brand. This type of service will give a sense of modernity to your website.
Shortening of URL: This benefit is specifically popular among big brands, who are looking for a branded short URL for using them on social media sites. For instance, Google has goo.gl for URL shortener for the users. Facebook has fb.me for as URL shortener.
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The point to remember when you are planning to find short domain names like del.icio.us, is that these names can be the most valuable alternatives as a secondary marketing strategy, while maintenance of a more traditional domain for your main address. Do let us know which is your favorite domain hack in the comments.
Since you have pre-booked your new iPhone 7, which is now about to rule the market as the beast, you need to make sure that whether the iPhone you are about to get is registered for the warranty or not. Unless bought from an unauthorized seller, every Apple product bought is automatically registered for warranty; the only thing you need to do is check for the warranty period. So you need not register your Apple iPhone 7 manually to receive technical assistance. Since the iPhone 7 is a high-end device, making sure that you iPhone 7 is registered for warranty or not is advisable.
First and the foremost thing you need to do is avoid buying your iPhone 7 through any seller that hasn’t received any authorization to sell Apple products. It not only makes your warranty null and void but also makes you liable for legal jurisdiction. To make sure you are buying from an authorized seller, look up for certificates or paperwork for authorization in an offline transaction or go for trusted sites like Amazon or from the official Apple site itself if you are buying online. As long as you buy the properly authorized product, your iPhone 7 is automatically registered for a single year of manufacturer warranty.
The next step is to check whether your iPhone 7 is registered for warranty or not or wants to check how much of warranty period is left if you want to extend your warranty on iPhone 7.
How to Check iPhone 7 Warranty Online?
The best and most effective way to check your warranty is through the official Apple site here. This site directly takes you to the page where you will be asked to enter you iPhone 7 serial number.
You can get this product serial number from the invoice or you can access it by Going to Settings > General > About and get your serial number along with other details.
Enter the serial number in the “enter your hardware serial number” dialogue box and input the captcha. Your total device details including date of purchase and total warranty period remaining will show up.
• Valid Purchase Date – This confirms your purchase of the iPhone 7
• Telephone Technical Support – This will show active and the date of expiration if validity exists or else will show expired and whether you are eligible to get Applecare protection plan extended the warranty.
• Repairs and Service Coverage – If your repair and service coverage is active, the expiration details will show up. If expired, then your eligibility for Applecare protection plan will show up.
• Covered by the AppleCare Protection Plan – This tab will only show up if you have activated your Applecare protection plan.
In general, all Apple products come with a limited warranty of one year. You can extend them up to 3 years through the Applecare protection plan. In short, you need not register your iPhone 7 online for warranty, since all warranty are registered on your legal purchase.