Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What is GST (Goods & Services Tax) : Details & Benefits

What is GST (Goods & Services Tax) : Details & Benefits............

The present structure of Indirect Taxes is very complex in India. There are so many types of taxes that are levied by the Central and State Governments on Goods & Services.


We have to pay ‘Entertainment Tax’ for watching a movie. We have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT) on purchasing goods & services. And there are Excise duties, Import Duties, Luxury Tax, Central Sales Tax, Service Tax….hhmmm..

As of today some of these taxes are levied by the Central Government and some are by the State governments. How nice will it be if there is only one unified tax rate instead of all these taxes?

In this post, let us understand – what is Goods and Services Tax and its importance. What are the benefits of GST Bill to Corporates, common man and end consumer? What are the advantages, disadvantages and challenges?

 What is GST?
It has been long pending issue to streamline all the different types of indirect taxes and implement a “single taxation” system. This system is called as GST ( GST is the abbreviated form of Goods & Services Tax). The main expectation from this system is to abolish all indirect taxes and only GST would be levied. As the name suggests, the GST will be levied both on Goods and Services.

 GST was first introduced during 2007-08 budget session. On 17th December 2014, the current Union Cabinet ministry approved the proposal for introduction GST Constitutional Amendment Bill. On 19th of December 2014, the bill was presented on GST in Loksabha. The Bill will be tabled and taken up for discussion during the coming Budget session. The current central government is very determined to implement GST Constitutional Amendment Bill.

 GST is a tax that we need to pay on supply of goods & services. Any person, who is providing or supplying goods and services is liable to charge GST.


How is GST applied?
GST is a consumption based tax/levy. It is based on the “Destination principle.” GST is applied on goods and services at the place where final/actual consumption happens.

GST is collected on value-added goods and services at each stage of sale or purchase in the supply chain. GST paid on the procurement of goods and services can be set off against that payable on the supply of goods or services.The manufacturer or wholesaler or retailer will pay the applicable GST rate but will claim back through tax credit mechanism.

But being the last person in the supply chain, the end consumer has to bear this tax and so, in many respects, GST is like a last-point retail tax. GST is going to be collected at point of Sale.

Graphical representaiton of how GST works

 The GST is an indirect tax which means that the tax is passed on till the last stage wherein it is the customer of the goods and services who bears the tax. This is the case even today for all indirect taxes but the difference under the GST is that with streamlining of the multiple taxes the final cost to the customer will come out to be lower on the elimination of double charging in the system.

 Let us understand the above supply chain of GST with an example:






GST with supplychain example
 The current tax structure does not allow a business person to take tax credits. There are lot of chances that double taxation takes place at every step of supply chain. This may set to change with the implementation of GST.

 Indian Government is opting for Dual System GST. This system will have two components which will be known as...


  • Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) and
  • State Goods and Service Tax (SGST).
The current taxes like Excise duties, service tax, custom duty etc will be merged under CGST. The taxes like sales tax, entertainment tax, VAT and other state taxes will be included in SGST.
So, how is GST Levied? GST will be levied on the place of consumption of Goods and services. It can be levied on :
  • Intra-state supply and consumption of goods & services
  • Inter-state movement of goods
  • Import of Goods & Services


Applicability of GST centre & state

What is the applicable GST rate?
The rate (percentage) of GST is not yet decided.  As mentioned in the above table, there might be CGST, SGST and Integrated GST rates. It is also widely believed that there will be 2 or 3 rates based on the importance of goods. Like, the rates can be lower for essential goods and could be high for precious/luxury items.
Benefits of GST Bill implementation
  • The tax structure will be made lean and simple
  • The entire Indian market will be a unified market which may translate into lower business costs. It can facilitate seamless movement of goods across states and reduce the transaction costs of businesses.
  • It is good for export oriented businesses. Because it is not applied for goods/services which are exported out of India.
  • In the long run, the lower tax burden could translate into lower prices on goods for consumers.
  • The Suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers are able to recover GST incurred on input costs as tax credits. This reduces the cost of doing business, thus enabling fairer prices for consumers.
  • It can bring more transparency and better compliance.
  • Number of departments (tax departments) will reduce which in turn may lead to less corruption
  • More business entities will come under the tax system thus widening the tax base. This may lead to better and more tax revenue collections.
  • Companies which are under unorganized sector will come under tax regime.
Challenges for implementing Goods & Services Tax system

  • The bill is yet to be tabled and passed in the Parliament
  • To implement the bill (if cleared by the Parliament) there has to be lot changes at administration level, Information Technology integration has to happen, sound IT infrastructure is needed, the state governments has to be compensated for the loss of revenues (if any) and many more..
  • GST, being a consumption-based tax, states with higher consumption of goods and services will have better revenues. So, the co-operation from state governments would be one of the key factors for the successful implementation of GST
Since GST replaces many cascading taxes, the common man may benefit after implementing it. But it all depends on ‘what rate the GST is going to be fixed at?’ Also, Small Traders (based on Annual Business turnover) may be exempted from it.
France was the first country to introduce this system in 1954. Nearly 140 countries are following this tax system. GST could be the next biggest tax reform in India. This reform could be a continuing process until it is fully evolved. We need to wait few more months for more details on Goods & Services Tax system.

Latest update (06-Apr-2017) : Rajyasabha passes GST bill. Now, the state assemblies would consider and pass their respective State GST (SGST) law.

Latest news on GST (30-Mar-2017) : GST Bill has been passed in Loksabha.

Latest update on GST Bill implementation date (28-Feb-2017) : All States now agree to roll out GST by July 2017. 

Latest update on GST Rate Structure (03-Nov-2016) : A four-tier GST tax slabs have been decided by the Finance ministry. Below are the details;
  • Zero Tax rate : There won’t be any tax on almost 50 % of items in the Consumer Price Index basket, including grains used by the common man.
  • 5% Tax slab : This is applicable on items of mass consumption used by common people.
  • There would be two standard rates of 12% and 18% under the GST regime.
  • All the items (especially luxury items) which are now taxed at around 30% will fall under 28% GST rate slab.
  • An additional cess would also be levied on luxury cars, tobacco products & aerated drinks besides the highest tax rate (28%).
  • The tax rate proposal will now be placed in Parliament for its approval.
Latest News on GST Bill (08-Sep-2016) – GST Bill gets President’s (Shri Pranab Mukherjee) nod. The enactment of the bill will now pave the way for the setting up of the GST council.
Latest News on GST Bill 2016 (03-August-2016) – Rajya Sabha passes GST Bill. What next? – The passage of the GST constitutional bill will lead to the setup of the GST council. The council will then deliberate upon the exact GST rate, which will be ratified by the States. The final and actual GST Bill will likely be taken up in Winter Session of the Parliament.
Latest news  (14-June-2016) : Ministry of Finance releases Draft GST Bill. Click here to download GST Draft Bill 2016 PDF.
Latest News (24-Apr-2015) : Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely has tabled the GST Bill in Lok Sabha.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How To Gain More YouTube Subscribers Using YouTube Viral Subscribe WordPress Plugin

 

YouTube Viral Subscribe WordPress Plugin Guide

Do you want to increase your YouTube subscribers coming in from your blog or website? Well, you can now embed a “subscribe” button onto all of your YouTube videos posted to your website.


It’s possible with the YouTube Viral Subscribe plugin. It’s the only WordPress growth-hacking plugin that will auto-detect all of your videos in posts and pages and embed a “subscribe” button below the videos. http://amzn.to/2sOZVoW

YouTube Viral Subscribe plugin

So, now when users come to your posts or pages and see your videos, they can directly subscribe to your YouTube channel from your website. Isn’t that cool? http://amzn.to/2rUotZt
Moreover, the “subscribe” button shows the subscriber count as well for added social proof.


So now that you know what this plugin can do, let’s see how you can embed the “subscribe” button to all of your videos and increase your number of YouTube subscribers.
This help guide will cover:
  • How to download the YouTube Viral Subscribe WP plugin.
  • How to install the YouTube Viral Subscribe WP plugin.
  • How to activate the license key.
  • How to use the YouTube Viral Subscribe plugin.

How To Download The YouTube Viral Subscribe WP Plugin

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Once you buy the plugin, you will get a purchase confirmation receipt. You can download the plugin from there. http://amzn.to/2sp7Loy



Download YouTube Viral Subscribe


 In case you missed that, don’t worry, just check your email (that you used while purchasing). You will see an email from ShoutMeLoud telling you where you can download the plugin and get the license key. http://amzn.to/2sPygEt   http://amzn.to/2sPyhrP


How To Install The YouTube Viral Subscribe WP Plugin

After you’ve downloaded the plugin, here are the steps to installing it:
  • Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  • Go to “Plugins”.
  • Click Add New >> Upload Plugin.                     http://amzn.to/2rQm3A
  • Upload Plugin 
 Choose the plugin zip file and install it by clicking “Install Now”. http://amzn.to/2rUphO7




Plugin Installation

Activate the plugin by clicking “Activate Plugin”.http://amzn.to/2tsseaC


How To Activate The License Key

Grab your license key (on the receipt or in the email) and follow these steps:
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That’s it. Now you are all set to use the plugin on your website.

How To Use The YouTube Viral Subscribe Plugin

It’s time to configure the plugin’s settings now and see how it’s going to work for your blog/website.

Configure these options:
  • Enable YouTube Viral Subscribe Button: Check this option to activate the button under your videos.
  • YouTube Channel ID (or) Name: Put your YouTube channel link or name here. To get your YouTube channel link, just go to YouTube.com and click on “My channel” on the top left. 
  • Enter Custom Title Text: Mention the button text here that will display in the button.
  • Enable The Subscriber Button With Count: Check this option if you want to show the total number of subscribers under the button. I would personally suggest you activate this option as it will help users to understand that your channel is authentic and already has a good number of subscribers on it.
  • Enable The Subscriber Button With Full Layout: If you want the button to appear with a full layout under your posts or pages, then turn on this option.



Viral Subscriber Color Options

  • Text Color: Select the text color that you want to show in the button.
  • Subscriber Button Background Color: Select the button’s background color.
  • Size of Viral Subscriber Section: Adjust the width of the subscriber section that will come under the video. You should set the width as 350px or 400px. This will work in most cases. In case the subscribe button looks smaller (in preview), you can increase the size.
  •  http://amzn.to/2tsmf5L
    Once you are done with all of the above settings, just click Update options”.

    This is how the button will look below the video:

     Subscriber Button

    Looks cool, isn’t it?
    We are already using this unique YouTube WordPress plugin here at ShoutMeLoud and converting a lot of incoming traffic to become our YouTube subscribers. This works with any kind of YouTube video (Yours & others).http://amzn.to/2sT8bFl
    You can also increase your number of subscribers today by using the plugin.
    What else can you do with YouTube viral subscribe plugin? http://amzn.to/2tMPShu
    Once you have a good number of subscribers to your channel, you can sell your YouTube subscribers services on Fiverr and make some good money. Go here and read about all the ways you can monetize a YouTube channel.
    So, that is it. I hope the above guide will help you to use the plugin successfully on your blog/website. http://amzn.to/2tMPShu
    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the plugin, do comment below. I would love to hear your thoughts on it! http://amzn.to/2tN836J

     







     

Monday, June 19, 2017

10 Ways to Pay for Things With Your Phone

10 Ways to Pay for Things With Your Phone

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 When Snapchat announced Snapcash, a feature enabling users to send cash to one another, they did so with the most monetary-themed musical theater number since Liza Minnelli and **Joel Grey’**s classic from Cabaret. It got us thinking about all the ways to pay for things with our phones. With holiday shopping season officially upon us, we put together a simple breakdown of ten popular app-based ways to make payments. Feel free to pass this on to anyone who owes you money.

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Venmo

Compatibility: iOS and Android
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone through the Venmo network or by using their email or phone number. Payments are deposited into the recipient’s Venmo account, from which they may be withdrawn via a linked bank account. Recipients must download the Venmo app and set up a Venmo account in order to accept payments.

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Payment Comes From: Your Venmo account; linked bank account; debit card; or credit card.
Fees: No fees for payments from your Venmo account, bank account, or major debit cards; you’ll be charged a three percent fee for payments from linked to credit cards or some debit cards.
Limits: $300 weekly sending limit, which goes up to $2,999.99 once you confirm your identity. No receiving limit. Confirmed users can withdraw up to $20,000 per week from Venmo to your bank account.
Fun Features: It’s a social network, so if you make your payment “public,” others can comment on and “like” your payment activities.
Hypothetical Use: Olivia, a producer at a digital agency, pays her coworker $50 for two extra tickets to a They Might Be Giants show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. A mutual friend comments, “Wait, like that Istanbul (Not Constantinople) band?”

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Square Cash

 Compatibility: iOS and Android
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone using their email address or phone number. Payments are deposited directly into the recipient's bank account. Recipients must download the Square Cash app and link a bank account to the app to accept payments.
Payment Comes From: Your bank account linked to a U.S.-issued Visa or MasterCard debit card
Fees: None
Limits: $250 weekly sending limit and $1,000 per 30-day receiving limit, which goes up to $2,500 sending and unlimited receiving once you confirm your identity.
Fun features: The latest iOS version of the Square Cash app includes a Nearby feature, which lets you use the iPhone’s geolocation technology to send cash to users nearby.
Hypothetical Use: Emily, a partner at a West Coast venture capital fund, requests “$100 for Tahoe Bike Rental” from a prospect she has invited out to “hang out” at her vacation home for a long weekend. The prospect responds by sending “$100 for Tahoe Bike Rental.”


Snapcash

Compatibility: iOSand Android
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone using Snapchat. Payments are deposited directly into the recipient's bank account. Recipients must link a bank account to Snapchat and enable Snapcash to accept payments. (Note: Because Snapcash is powered by Square’s Cash platform, it basically works the same way but with Snapchat instead of an email address or phone number.)
Payment Comes From: Your bank account linked to a U.S.-issued Visa or MasterCard debit card
Fees: None  http://amzn.to/2srJAo6

 Limits: $250 weekly sending limit and $1,000 per 30-day receiving limit, which goes up to $2,500 sending and unlimited receiving once you confirm your identity.
Fun features: You can cue up a friend’s account, and then swipe three fingers up to make it rain a dollar at a time onto your friend’s phone.
Hypothetical Use: An eighteen-year-old girl (although you can use Snapchat at thirteen, one must be eighteen and over to send Snapcash) pays her brother $15 to split the cost of a bull-shaped salt-and-pepper-shaker tchotchke that, according to her brother, would be “perfect for Mom.” Yes, this hypothetical comes straight from the official Snapcash video.http://amzn.to/2rMsgZ1


Dwolla

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone through the Dwolla network or by using their email or phone numbers. Payments are deposited into the recipient’s Dwolla account, from where they may be withdrawn to a linked bank account. Recipients must set up a Dwolla account in order to accept payments.
Payment Comes From: Your Dwolla account; or directly from your bank account (no debit or credit cards).
Fees: No fee for payments under $10, and recipients pay a flat fee of 25 cents for every transaction over $10 (which sender may elect to pay).
Limits: $5,000 per transaction limits for individuals; $10,000 per transaction limit for businesses and other organizations.
Fun features: Automatic recurring payments; pay up to 5,000 people at once.
Hypothetical Use: Shelly, an editor at a downtown design magazine, rents three apartments in her building in New York’s Flatiron neighborhood from a landlord who now lives in Palm Springs. She Airbnbs two of those apartments year-round, as well as her own apartment when she’s out of town. After years of mailing checks to Palm Springs, she finally convinced her landlord to accept recurrent rent payments for all three apartments on the first of each month using the automatic payment feature on Dwolla.http://amzn.to/2tjNhfF

PayPal

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone with a PayPal account or by using their email or phone number. Payments are deposited into the recipient’s PayPal account, from which they may be withdrawn to a linked bank account. Recipients must set up a PayPal account in order to accept payments.http://amzn.to/2shJaC3

 Payment Comes From: Your PayPal account; linked bank account; debit card; or credit card
Fees: None for personal payments from your PayPal account or a linked bank account; fee for personal payment using a debit card or credit card is 2.9 percent of the total amount you send, plus a flat 30 cents (which may be paid by either the sender or recipient). When you buy goods or services, the recipient of your payment pays a fee for each transaction which is 2.9 percent of the total amount plus a flat 30 cents.http://amzn.to/2sJTMes

 Limits: $10,000 per transaction limit (after verification). $500.00 per month initial limit on the amount you withdraw from your PayPal account, which is lifted once you verify your account.
Fun features: Since PayPal is the O.G. granddaddy in the payment space, the most fun thing about it is that you can make and receive payments from 203 countries and in 26 currencies (whereas all the other USD platforms are limited to processing payments within the USA).
Hypothetical Use: Carlotta, a celebrity DJ, buys a pair of vintage Margiela boots on eBay from a newly destitute viscountess in Antwerp; she pays using PayPal. http://amzn.to/2rMLNbz

LevelUp

Compatibility: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
In a Nutshell: Pay participating businesses by either scanning your in-app QR code or tapping your Near Field Communication (NFC)–enabled phone on the business’s LevelUp white box scanner.http://amzn.to/2sGvSQc
Payment Comes From: Your linked debit card or credit card
Fees: None for you; participating businesses are charged 1.95 percent of the transaction amount (but do not pay any additional interchange fees).
Limits: No payment limitshttp://amzn.to/2srENCV
Fun features: Discounts at participating businesses for first-time use and other rewards
Hypothetical Use: Binta, a mid-twenties gal about town, leaves a super-chic fitness studio and heads for the nearest Organic Avenue for a juice. She pays by tapping her iPhone on the white LevelUp box at the checkout counter.


Softcard

Compatibility: Android and Windows Phone with NFC; a Softcard-powered, Amex-only app named Serve is available on Android and iOS.
In a Nutshell: Pay at participating businesses by tapping your NFC-enabled phone on a Softcard reader.http://amzn.to/2srRAoU
Payment Comes From: Your linked debit card or credit card, or you can deposit a prepaid amount on your Softcard from a debit or credit card or bank account.http://amzn.to/2sJVkoZ
Fees: None to use Softcard to pay. If you choose to fund a prepaid account with a credit card, you will pay standard cash advance fees on your credit card. Participating businesses are not charged independent fees for using Softcard platforms and continue being charged the standard interchange fees associated with the underlying cards.

http://amzn.to/2tEn4roLimits: No payment limit. Various limits apply for all payments from your linked bank account and debit or credit card on Serve.
Fun features: You can add your existing loyalty or reward cards; Softcard has a gallery of money-saving offers from participating merchants.
Hypothetical Use: Danielle, a managing director at an investment bank who recently bought a place above the Whole Foods on Twenty-third Street, walks into said Whole Foods following an early evening run along the West Side Highway and pays for organic snacks by tapping her Galaxy Note 4 on the Softcard sensor at the checkout counter. http://amzn.to/2shzGXn


Apple Pay

Compatibility: iOS (only on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, or the coming Apple Watch) http://amzn.to/2sGMF5x
In a Nutshell: Pay at participating businesses by holding one of the newest Apple devices near the NFC sensor while validating with Touch ID, the fingerprint-recognition feature. Pay within participating apps on your device with a single touch, too.http://amzn.to/2tjEKcA
Payment Comes From: Your credit or debit card, linked through the Passbook app. http://amzn.to/2tEtAhD
Fees: None for paying with Apple Pay. Participating businesses are not charged independent fees for using Apple Pay and continue being charged the standard interchange fees associated with the underlying cards.
Limits: No payment limit http://amzn.to/2tjqsst
Fun features: With Touch ID, you don’t have to actually look at your phone when you’re making a payment (a subtle vibration and beep let you know the deal is done), so you can close your eyes as you splurge; anonymous payment, so the person at the checkout counter never finds out that you’re actually not the celebrity you look like. http://amzn.to/2rMIOzZ
Hypothetical Use: Felicity buys something from the Marc Jacobs store on the Spring app and pays using Apple Pay. That’s actually not a hypothetical use. That just happened.  http://amzn.to/2srOVvs


Google Wallet

Compatibility: Android, Web, and iOS
In a Nutshell: Pay at participating businesses by using NFC-enabled Android phones, at certain online merchants, and inside select android apps; and send money to anyone who has a Gmail account. http://amzn.to/2shOeqe
Payment Comes From: Your Google Wallet account, or a linked credit card, debit card, or bank account http://amzn.to/2tjs3OG
Fees: None for using Google Wallet to pay at participating merchants, online, and in apps. Participating businesses are not charged the standard interchange fees associated with the underlying cards. For sending money to people, there is no fee if the transfer is funded with your Google Wallet Account or a bank account (via ACH), but when you send money using a debit card or a credit card, you will be charged 2.9 percent of the transaction amount, with a minimum fee of 30 cents. http://amzn.to/2srEZSP
Limits: No limit on payments to businesses. There is a daily peer-to-peer sending limit and a withdrawal limit of $10,000, and a $50,000 transfer limit per five-day period. http://amzn.to/2rMzuMm
Fun features: If you happen to ever need actual greenbacks, you can use it to withdraw cash at an ATM.  http://amzn.to/2shCWlG
Hypothetical Use: Emma, a senior software engineer at Google (and Google employee number 43), sends $10,000 to Dorothy, a marketer in Google’s marketing department, along with this Gmail message: “D—Should we be focusing millennial marketing on our insanely high P2P transfer limit?? I just sent you 10k. You can’t do that on Snapchat, right? 2.5k cap, just checked their terms. Btw: pls send back my money—just making a point.—E”


Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet

Compatibility: Android, iOS, Web
In a Nutshell: Pay anyone who accepts Bitcoin (a decentralized, peer-to-peer currency) at their unique Bitcoin address (a 26-to-35-character alphanumeric identifier, which you can load into the app by scanning a recipient’s QR code).
Payment Comes From: Your Bitcoin wallet, which doesn’t technically contain Bitcoins, but rather holds the private key required to authorize the transfer of the Bitcoins you own. You can obtain Bitcoins by accepting Bitcoin payments from others or buying Bitcoins with funds from bank accounts, cash, or other sources (and the app includes instructions for buying Bitcoins).
Fees: Transaction fees are completely voluntary for the sender, and bitcoin miners (the folks behind the computers that add bitcoin transactions to the public record and solve complicated mathematical equations to “mine” new bitcoins) generally do not expect to receive fees for processing typical peer-to-peer transactions. For more complex transactions, like transfers from multiple sources, Bitcoin miners do, however, expect to receive a transaction fee, so there’s an incentive for initiators to include a fee in order to incentivize Bitcoin miners to process the transaction. http://amzn.to/2sGBgTk
Limits: None. But since Bitcoin is a new and highly experimental currency, before using Bitcoins, you should educate yourself about numerous risks associated with security, volatility, taxes, and other regulations. This document published by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is a good starting point. http://amzn.to/2tjASIk
Fun features: A Bitcoin can be divided down to eight decimal places. The smallest fraction of a Bitcoin that can currently be sent—0.00000001 (that’s a hundredth of a millionth of a Bitcoin)—is called a “Satoshi.” But, let’s face it, an even more fun feature is that asking if you can “pay in Bitcoins” is just about the opposite of basic. http://amzn.to/2tjMUkX
Hypothetical Use Case: Lisbeth, a brilliant but deeply troubled hacker, purchases a bespoke black leather jacket for the older man she loves from a legendary tailor in Stockholm; she pays using Bitcoins. http://amzn.to/2rMsgIc






 

 

 








9 uses of social media networks


The Top 9 Uses of Social Media Networks? 

 

Despite our growing awareness of the time we spend online and how that impacts on our offline relationships, most of us use some form of social media and are connected digitally over several platforms. 

We all voluntarily form part of an immense global online community and each of us have our own reasons for using social media, but the reasons why we use social media can be very different.

The top 9 reasons why people use social media sites

1. We may be in need of company and find it in our online communities.

2. We may be looking to extend our “real world” communities online, enabling further communication as a support to our offline activities.

3. We may want to use social media as a tool to find and reconnect with people we have lost touch with.

4. We may be living in an isolated location or just feel isolated and turn to social media for an alternative form of interaction, using it as another way to build friendships online
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5. Businesses use it as marketing tool to spread brand awareness and their offers, they attract new customers.

6. Many public, private or government agencies use this great tool for news and awareness.

7. Many of us can often feel that we don’t have a voice or find it difficult to vocalize our thoughts and feeling face-to-face. Social media gives us all a voice, instantly. We have a forum to share whatever thoughts we have, knowing we will be heard.

8. Ironically, social media platforms provide us with the ability to control how much of us we want to reveal and to whom. Through the use of privacy settings we can be the guardians of our own experiences, ultimately choosing with whom and when to share them.

9. We all want to feel as if we belong and to a degree, becoming part of an online community, identifying our tribes and joining those groups gives us a sense of being a member of a club where we matter.

Every social media platform has developed its own unique identity, initially by design, to appeal to its target market. But as the statistics show, social media is no longer the preserve of the young or the technically minded. In fact Facebook has recently seen a substantial shift in its demographic with an increase in the number of older people starting to use the platform, which in turn is causing its younger users to switch away from Facebook to newer platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat.

Most of us interact with social media in some form and, as shown, we have our own personal reasons for doing so. However, the ways in which we use social media sites also vary enormously. Some of us love to create content, while others prefer to be passive participators and mostly browse through other people’s content, occasionally posting a comment or photo. Many people love to use social media as a forum to share their lives, while others use it for business. Each of us has our own unique way of using social media.

Despite its personal use social media has grown up to be a great marketing tool world has ever seen. Almost all of the large scale and small companies have maintained their social media presence.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

జీఎస్టీ ఎఫెక్ట్.. కార్లు, మొబైల్స్‌పై భారీ ఆఫర్లు

జీఎస్టీ ఎఫెక్ట్.. కార్లు, మొబైల్స్‌పై భారీ ఆఫర్లు





ఏలూరు: దేశవ్యాప్తంగా వచ్చే నెల ఒకటో తేదీ నుంచే జీఎస్టీ అమలులోకి రాబోతుంది. విలాస వస్తువులపై సరాసరిన 28 శాతం పన్ను విధించారు. ఇక పక్కాగా లెక్కలు చెప్పాల్సిందేనని ఆంక్షలు విధిం చారు. ఏ వస్తువుకు ఎంత మొత్తంలో పన్ను వేయబోతున్నారో కేంద్ర ప్రభుత్వం ఈ మధ్యనే ప్రకటించింది. అప్పటి నుంచి డీలర్ల గుండెల్లో జీఎస్టీ బాంబు పేలింది. తక్కువ ధర, తక్కువ పన్ను ఉన్న సమయంలో నిల్వ చేసినవస్తువులను ఎలా వదిలించుకోవాలనే దానిపై ఇప్పుడు దృష్టి పెట్టారు. ఎంత వీలైతే అంత.. ఎడా పెడా అమ్మకాలకుగాను బంపర్‌ ఆఫర్లు ప్రకటిస్తున్నారు. ఉన్న పాత స్టాక్‌ తరిగితే అంతో ఇంతో బయట పడినట్టు భావిస్తున్నారు. దీనికి పెద్దఎత్తున ప్రచారం చేస్తున్నారు. కస్టమర్లకు పెరగబోతున్న వస్తువుల ధరలను చేరవేసే ప్రయత్నంలో ఉన్నారు. వీలైనంత మేర ఈ నెలాఖరులోపే వస్తువును కొనుగోలు చేస్తే ఎంత మొత్తం కలిసి వస్తుందో చెబుతూనే ఆఫర్లను పాఠాలు మాదిరిగా చెబుతున్నారు.
 
కార్లపై భారీ ఆఫర్లు
మూడేళ్ళుగా జిల్లాలో కార్ల విక్రయం భారీగా పెరిగింది. వివిధ రకాల మోడళ్ళు మార్కెట్‌లోకి వచ్చాయి. పోటీతత్వం పెరిగింది. కారు కొనాలనే కాంక్ష మధ్య తరగతిలోనూ పెనవేసుకుంది. కాని కారు ధరను బట్టి, ఇచ్చే ఆఫర్‌ను బట్టి కొనుగోలుకే ఇలాంటి తరగతులు ముందుకు వస్తున్నాయి. సరిగ్గా ఇప్పుడు కార్ల అమ్మకాలపై 28 శాతం పన్ను విధించబోతున్నారు. దీంతో ప్రస్తుతం ఉన్న స్టాక్‌ను కొంతలో కొంత తగ్గించుకోవాలని, ఆ మేరకు అదనంగా ఆఫర్లను కస్టమర్ల చెవిన వేస్తున్నారు. కార్ల కంపెనీల్లో ఒక మాదిరి మోడల్‌కు ఇప్పటి వరకు రూ.15 వేలు వరకు ఆఫర్‌ ఇచ్చేవారు. జీఎస్టీ అమలులోకి రాబోతున్న తరుణంలో ఇప్పుడు మరో అడుగు ముందుకువేశారు. ఒక్కో రకం మోడల్‌కు ఇంతకుముందు రూ.40 వేల వరకు ఆఫర్‌ ఉంటే.. దీనికి మరో రూ.15 వేలు అదనంగా చేర్చి మొత్తం ఖరీదు మీద రూ.55 వేలు తగ్గించేందుకు ముందుకు వస్తున్నారు. దీంతో చాలా కంపెనీల్లో అమ్మకాలు కాస్త పెరిగినట్టే కనిపిస్తున్నాయి. అదే జూలై నెలలోకి ప్రవేశిస్తే అదనంగా 28 శాతం పన్నుగా చెల్లించాల్సిందే.
 
మోటారు బైక్‌లకు నో
మోటారు బైక్‌ల మీద ఇప్పటి వరకు ఎలాంటి ఆఫర్లు లేవు. ఎందుకనంటే ఇంతకు ముందే పాత రకం మోడళ్ళను తక్కువ ధరకే డీలర్లు వదిలించుకు న్నారు. ఏప్రిల్‌కు ముందు కొనుగోలు చేసే ద్విచక్ర వాహనాలకు రిజిస్ట్రేషన్‌ ఉండదు. ఆ తరువాత కొనుగోలు చేసిన వాటికే రిజిస్ట్రేషన్‌కు అవకాశం ఇచ్చారు. ఎలాగూ ఇది అమలులో ఉంది కాబట్టి ప్రస్తుతం ఉన్న ధరతోనే విక్రయాలకు సిద్ధమవుతున్నారు. దీంతో బైక్‌ కంటే కార్ల విక్రయానికే కొంత ఊతం వచ్చింది. మధ్యతరగతి కుటుంబాలకు బ్యాంకు లోన్లు ఇప్పించి మరీ కార్లు విక్రయించే పద్ధతిని మరికొన్ని కంపెనీలు చొరవ చూపుతున్నాయి. ఒక్క మన జిల్లాలోనే ఈ మధ్యన నెలకు సరాసరిన 250 కార్ల అమ్మకాలు జరుగుతున్నాయి. వీటిలో మారుతీ కంపెనీ మోడళ్ళు 150 వరకు విక్రయిస్తున్నారు. మిగతా కంపెనీలు 100 వరకు విక్రయాలు జరుపుతున్నాయి. జీఎస్టీ ప్రభావంతో ఈ నెలాఖరు నాటికి దీనికి రెట్టింపు అమ్మకాలు జరుగుతాయని డీలర్లు ఆశతో ఉన్నారు.
 
మొబైల్స్‌ విక్రయాలపైన ప్రభావం
మొబైల్స్‌ విక్రయాల మీదా కొంత ప్రభావం కనిపిస్తోంది. ఇప్పటికే మొబైల్స్‌ అమ్మకాలపై 14.5 శాతం పన్ను అమలులో ఉంది. జీఎస్టీ ప్రకారం వచ్చే నెలలో ఈ పన్ను కాస్తా 18 శాతానికి చేరబోతుంది. జనవరి నుంచి ఏప్రిల్‌ మాసాల మధ్య సరాసరిన రూ.50 కోట్ల విలువైన మొబైల్‌ అమ్మకాలు జరిగాయి. మే నెలలో ఈ అమ్మకాలు పూర్తిగా తగ్గాయి. ఇప్పుడు జీఎస్టీ వచ్చిపడింది. పాత సరుకును వదిలించుకునేందుకు ఆఫర్లు ఇస్తున్నారు. వివిధ రకాల కంపెనీల మోడళ్లు ఐ ఫోన్లు, శాంసంగ్‌ గెలాక్సీ, నోట్‌ వంటి రకాలకు ఈ మధ్యన గట్టి డిమాండ్‌ వచ్చింది. ఇవికాక అనేక రకాల మోడళ్ళు పాత స్టాక్‌గా మిగిలిపోయాయి. ఇప్పుడు జీఎస్టీ దెబ్బతో మొబైల్స్‌ విక్రయదారులంతా తక్కువ ధరకే వీటిని వదిలించుకునే ప్రయత్నం చేస్తున్నారు

Thursday, June 15, 2017

6 Simple Ways to Lose Belly Fat, Based on Science

6 Simple Ways to Lose Belly Fat, Based on Science



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1. Don’t eat sugar and avoid sugar-sweetened drinks

2. Eating more protein is a great long-term strategy to reduce belly fat

3. Cut carbs from your diet.

4. Eat foods rich in fiber, especially viscous fiber

5. Exercise is very effective at reducing belly fat

6. Track your foods and figure out exactly what and how much you are eating


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

If You Consume More Of These Alkaline Foods, You Can Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease And Obesity

If You Consume More Of These Alkaline Foods, You Can Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease And Obesity

If You Consume More Of These Alkaline Foods, You Can Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease And Obesity

The Standard American Diet is all about junk food, processed, and genetically modified foods, which can cause countless problems to our body and health.

Instead of nutrients, this type of diet contains many damaging ingredients, which affect the pH balance in the body.

While the body's environment should be alkaline, eating such unhealthy foods makes it acidic. It is, therefore, more vulnerable to diseases since the immune system is seriously weakened.

So, to improve your overall health, you should increase the consumption of alkalizing food.

If You Consume More Of These Alkaline Foods, You Can Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease And Obesity


If You Consume More Of These Alkaline Foods, You Can Avoid Cancer, Heart Disease And Obesity

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The Standard American Diet is all about junk food, processed, and genetically modified foods, which can cause countless problems to our body and health.

Instead of nutrients, this type of diet contains many damaging ingredients, which affect the pH balance in the body.

While the body's environment should be alkaline, eating such unhealthy foods makes it acidic. It is, therefore, more vulnerable to diseases since the immune system is seriously weakened.

So, to improve your overall health, you should increase the consumption of alkalizing food.

These are the top 5 alkaline foods you can eat:

1) Olive Oil


Olive oil is super rich in vitamin E as well as monounsaturated fatty acids.

2) Melon


Melons not only cleanse the colon but are also extremely alkaline, as their pH level is 8.5. Moreover, watermelons are high in fiber and consist 92% of water.

3) Flax Seed


Flax seeds are high in vitamin E and fiber. They also alkalize the body, soothe inflammation, and lower hot flashes in menopause.

4) Swiss Chard


Swiss Chard has powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can also prevent damage caused by free radicals.

5) Buckwheat


Buckwheat is an ideal wheat replacement. It's also great to eat for breakfast since it energizes your body and prevents cardiovascular diseases.