Notification Issues with Gravity Forms, Woocommerce and Google Apps
Posted By :Date :Christine | 07-27-2015
I've been trying to fix the Gravity Forms Wordpress Plugin issue about the admin notifications for the longest time.  Whatever I do, I tried all the solutions I can find in the internet on how to fix the Gravity Forms issue, I couldn't find the fix. My problem was I don't receive admin notifications to my Google Apps email.  The quickest solution I could do is to work-around.  I set the admin notifications email to my regular gmail account (which receives email without any issues) and set forwarding to my…
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Investing in Philippine Stock Market for Filipino Freelancers
Posted By :Date :Christine | 05-14-2015
Sharing you Omeng Tawid's video tutorial for newbies or beginners in Philippine Stock Market. This is especially for Upwork freelancers, Odesk freelancers and Elance freelancers who wishes to save more money by investing in the Philippine stock market. Watch the video at the end of this post. How to invest in the Philippine stock market for Filipino freelancers: 1. Open an online stock trading account. Common options are COL, BPItrade (BPI), FirstMetroSec (Metrobank). 2. Fund your account. Minimum 5000 for COL, no minimum for BPItrade and FirstMetroSec. 3. Buy your…
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Five Essential Basic Steps of SEO for Beginner or Newbie Upwork Freelancers
Posted By :Date :Christine | 05-11-2015
Here are the Five Steps to More Search Traffic (It means SEO).  Super helpful essential SEO for beginner or newbie Upwork freelancers. Simply complete the Essential SEO Checklist for each of your websites. Create a Sitemap and get it in Google.  Actually, not just google (via Google Webmaster).  You have to submit your website sitemap also to Yahoo, Bing and Ask. You can actually opt for some third party sitemap submission websites like Ping Sitemap. Google Blacklist Check.  Check if your site has been blocked by Google.  Simply perform a search…
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Where to Find Free Images to Use For Your Websites
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-26-2015
Here in the Philippines, we don't get easily sued for using pictures or images and articles of other people.  If you are unlucky, you will receive some messages, if not politely asking you to take down the photo (that you suppose they own), that are nasty mocking you of how unethical and bad you are for using something you don't own. In freelance world, especially if our clients are from United States, Canada, UK or Australia, where they are very strict in copyrights, you really can't just grab any photo…
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Drivers of Inventory: 5 Reasons for Inventory [Operations Management]
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-18-2015
DRIVERS OF INVENTORY Why should there be inventory in the process when we all want to be lean and live without inventory? Inventory can be used to shield us from the variability of demand. Inventory can also be used to shield us from the internal variability be it in the form of set up times or the variability in processing times.  For this reason, inventory is really a very powerful symptom that guides you in improving your processing.  Wherever you see inventory, you will have the supply and demand mismatches…
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Little’s Law [Operations Management]
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-14-2015
Little's Law states that, in any process, the average inventory is equal to the average flow rate times the average flow time.  Now, unlike most other things are the equations in mathematics that I know that were proven by some ancient Greeks, Little's Law is actually a fairly recent mathematical discovery. We'll see how to apply Little's Law, and that it's quite a powerful tool for you as you're going to analyze processes with respect to inventory, flow rate, and flow time. What are the implications of Little's Law? First…
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Labor Productivity Notes [Operations Management]
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-14-2015
Labor productivity on your books, on your supplier's books is absolutely critical in operations. Labor Utilization Cost of Direct Labor Either of these two measures is good or bad by itself. Labor utilization is more a measure of line belts. The cost of direct labor is capturing another angle of that productivity.  This captures the wages that we have, as well, as the productivity of the employees in terms of how many units of output that they can create relative to their wages. Productivity Variables Labor content - the sum…
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How Do We Create Positive Work Environments
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-13-2015
What I learned today from Dan Rockwell is how to create positive work environments in an office, or in an online community. These tips will work well in any group situation. I love improving myself, especially in becoming a good leader in my tiny work world. So here are a few red flags we should watch out for when we become a boss: If people start worrying when you show up, you’re a downer. If people love to see you leave, you’re a loser. If your team hates receiving calls…
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Process Analysis in Operations Management
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-11-2015
The three most important performance measures of an operation: Flow rate, also known as the through put - flow units going through the process per unit of time. The minimum between demand rate and process capacity. It captures the flow, meaning it captures how much work a resource is currently doing. Inventory - number of flow units in the process at any given amount of time Flow time - the time it take the flow unit to go through the process from beginning to end Some PROCESS ANALYSIS Definitions These…
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The 4 Operational Performance Dimensions
Posted By :Date :Christine | 04-08-2015
4 Dimensions of Performance These four performance dimensions give us opportunity to differentiate our operations from other, thereby potentially providing us with a competitive advantage. Cost Dimension Variety Quality Performance quality measures how good of a product or service we provide. Conformance quality. It really captures to what extent we're able to deliver on the promise that we have made to the customer. Timeliness Strategy guru, Michael Porter, suggested there are two ways in which an organization can get a competitive advantage. Either through cost leadership or through differentiation. The…
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