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This is the new chairman of Foxconn

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company's building in Taipei, Taiwan March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

Liu Young-way, head of the semiconductor division at Foxconn will replace Terry Gou as chairman of the group.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry, is seen on top of the company’s building in Taipei, Taiwan March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

The SCMP site reported that since July, Mr. Liu Young-way – born in 1956, once head of the semiconductor division – will replace Terry Gou’s position as the chairman of the electronics assembly group, Foxconn.

With this change, many analysts predict that in addition to electronics outsourcing business, Foxconn will expand its investment in many new directions in the future such as AI, robotics or self-operated vehicles.

“Liu has worked at Foxconn for many years. He is a leading expert in Taiwan’s electronics industry,” Gou said in Foxconn’s annual meeting.

Before working at Foxconn as Gou’s special assistant in 2007, Liu founded a chip design company and a printed circuit board factory and ran a subsidiary of United Microelectronics, Taiwan’s second largest chip manufacturer. He also holds a degree in physics from the National University of Transportation and an electrical engineering degree from the University of Southern California.

In 2016, he became a member of Sharp’s board after the Japanese electronics giant was bought by Foxconn. In 2017, Liu was appointed head of the semiconductor department.

According to SCMP, this is a relatively difficult time for Liu because the US-China tension is increasing. In addition to finding more customers in new areas to offset the slowdown in the smartphone industry, Foxconn must also support large customers like Apple, avoiding being affected by trade stress.

Currently, Liu and a group of 9 members will run the company. Gou is still Foxconn’s largest shareholder with a 10% stake and holds an important position in the board. Liu said he will continue to discuss business with Gou once a week.

How to Start an Online Craft Business

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I first became interested in the do-it-yourself world about four years ago. I discovered a few crafting websites and became even more interested in the e-commerce world of selling handmade items online. I have watched, researched and studied what other people have been making and the community is certainly growing and expanding.
My first suggestion is do some research. Take a look on the search engines and find what other people are selling and where they are selling it. A popular website for selling handmade goods is www.etsy.com. Etsy has helped many artists developed a huge fan base and have overwhelming success. Of course, if your items do not stand out it is easy to get lost in the masses of coaster and cozies.
Figure out what you are good at making and fine-tune your skill. Make a list of what makes your items stand out from the rest. For example, you could have superb design, a keen sense of color combinations and use high quality products. Good craftsmanship and original designs are a winning combination and will be a huge key to your success.
There are so many marble magnets out there that I almost find it hard to believe that people still sell these. They were a hit, a couple of years ago and the market is simply saturated. You have to stand out, be yourself, and most of all have a high level of creativity.
Another good idea is to start developing your first line. Have brainstorming sessions with yourself or with a close friend. Find out what appeals to you, and what you want your work to say about you. Pick up magazines and books for inspiration. Collect images and colors that you want to incorporate in your designs.
In the beginning stages of your work it’s a good idea to develop your contacts. A good way to do this is by starting a blog. Record your projects, thoughts and inspiration and get people involved in your online shop reveal. One way to get your blog popular is by leaving comments on other blogs to get the word out about yourself. Writing on forums is another effective way to bring traffic to your blog and eventually your online shop.
During the creation process of your line, begin to think about packaging and shipping. Learn how much it will cost to ship various items and keep the shipping cost fair, a lot of customers will turn away if they feel that your shipping cost is much higher than it actually is. Packaging can really help your business. So many times I’ve bought items from sellers and was really astonished at the care they took in sending their products. A thank you note and decorative paper can go along way with repeat customers.
Some other aspects of your business to consider are the visual aspects of your site and photography. Make sure that your blog, store and advertisements have banners and logos. Make sure that they go together visually and are appealing to look at. When taking photographs of your products avoid putting them on the floor or on your bed as these are not the most flattering back drops to high light your products in.
Get creative, take your stuff outside or find visually unique and appealing places in your home to arrange your items. For example, if you make handbags consider hanging them from a tree or putting them in public places to make a nice background. Make sure that your goods are the center of the photograph and do not get lost in the background. Use high quality and high resolution photographs for best web results. When choosing models, please consider that a lot of people may turn away from hats on a models head or shirts on someone’s body. Perhaps you could use sample items to display on people to show what it will look like on someone, but make it clear that the item they will be getting has never been worn.
Considering your models appearance is also important, it may be a bit superficial to think that people would judge your work based on your model, but would you buy clothing from a regular store that used models that looked dirty, sweaty or that the clothes did not fit properly?
Finally, be confident in your work and always remember that the devil is in the details.

Hot Careers with Click-and-Mortar Businesses

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A click-and-mortar business is a company that conducts business at a physical location as well as online, via the Internet. Prior to the major success of online e-tailer Amazon.com, most retail companies only existed as brick and mortar companies – or stores with physical storefronts. However, since the late 1990s, the Internet has become a major source of revenue for many retailers and small business owners alike.
As a result of this new form of revenue, new jobs have opened up for people in the online and physical storefront. Some of the more common jobs exist in customer service, shipping and receiving, and web design, to name a few. This article discusses the career opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing work with a click-and-mortar business and provides strategies on how to obtain these jobs.
One of the primary careers with click-and-mortar businesses is customer service. All companies require customer service to thrive and survive in the very competitive marketplaces in which they exist. In this day and time, the advent of the computer has enabled the consumer to gain an extraordinary upper-hand in identifying the best products to buy, obtain consumer feedback, and do comparison shopping for the best price. One of the main distinguishing factors in purchases is customer service. If someone purchases a product, they want to be sure the product is backed by solid customer support for questions, product returns, and other issues. No matter how streamlined a company’s online storefront may be customer service serves as one of the backbones to a company’s ultimate success.
To get a career in customer service, typically doesn’t require very formal or higher level education, other than a high school diploma or GED. More importantly, it requires a positive, upbeat personality of one who is sincerely committed to working diligently at providing the best representation of a company that one can.
Besides customer service, the next major career that is required for click-and-mortar businesses is the area of marketing. Marketing is crucial to the vitality and sustainability of a corporation. Without adequate marketing, a company may have a superior product but the general population will remain unaware without effective marketing. Jobs in this area typically require a college degree and are best suited for someone who is creative, forward-thinking, and adaptable to the ever-changing and fluid marketplace.
Lastly, web design and content management are other significant areas of click-and-mortar businesses. The primary functions in this area include someone who designs the Internet storefront, produces and edits the content of the site, and developers who write the coding and ensure the project is completed in adherence to the budget and allocated timeframe. For these types of positions, a college degree isn’t entirely necessary – companies primarily want someone with experience and knowledge who can handle and meet their Internet needs.
The best way to find jobs in these areas includes attending career fairs, searching online at various corporate websites, and perusing job boards. If you want to work for a particular company, it is also advantageous to network and begin to interact with others who are currently employed in these fields.

THE DOW JONES REBOUNDS MORE THAN 1,000 POINTS AS TRUMP SEEKS $1 TRILLION IN STIMULUS FOR COVID-19 FIGHT

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 US Stocks surged Tuesday (March 17) — rebounding from their worst day in more than three decades — as Wall Street cheered White House plans that could inject $1 trillion into the U.S. economy to cushion the blow of the coronavirus, CNBC reported.

Ending the session on Tuesday, the Dow Jones soared 1,048.79 points (equivalent to 5.2%) to 21,237.31 points, briefly dipped below  the 20,000 for the first time since February 2017 before rebounding. The S&P 500 was up 6% at 2,529.19 while  Nasdaq Composite gained 6.2% at 7,334.78.

The Trump administration is weighing a fiscal stimulus package of more than $1 trillion that includes direct payments to Americans, according to a source familiar with the matter. Earlier, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters the government is considering directly sending checks to Americans in the next two weeks. “Americans need cash now,” he said.

Mnuchin added corporations will be able to defer tax payments of up to $10 million while individuals could defer up to $1 million in payments to the Internal Revenue Service. Mnuchin also said President Donald Trump authorized the deferral of $300 billion in IRS payments.

Treasury yields jumped, with the 10-year U.S. rate breaking back above 1% on news of the big stimulus plan. Yields move inversely to prices. The iShares 20+Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) dropped more than 6% as investors fled bonds for stocks.

The Federal Reserve announced measures to help companies struggling to get short-term funding amid the outbreak. The market has been hampered by a lack of demand for paper issued, and Wall Street has been looking for central bank intervention along the lines of what happened during the financial crisis.

Amazon shares jumped 7% after an analyst at Bank of America noted the e-commerce giant will benefit from the global “in-home shift” due to the coronavirus. Netflix climbed 7% as well while Apple closed 4.3% higher.

Biotech giant Regeneron, meanwhile, said Tuesday morning that it’s aiming to have doses of a potential drug for COVID-19 ready to start human clinical trials by early summer. The announcement, which represents a marked acceleration in the company’s drug timeline, sparked a 11.5% rally in the company’s equity.

More than 5,700 cases have been confirmed in the U.S. along with more than 90 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. President Donald Trump also said the crisis could stretch into August, adding the administration may look at locking down “certain areas.”

The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) — Wall Street’s preferred fear gauge — posted its highest-ever close at 82.69. That tops the financial crisis’ peak of 80.74. On Tuesday, the VIX traded down 9.2 points at 73.2.

 

Some Ways To Increase Your SEM Skills

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If your new to SEM it stands for Search Engine Marketing and you use search engines like Google, Yahoo, & MSN to get your traffic by paying for it. That is called PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising. If your super new go research these terms and learn about landing sites, split testing, and the other factors which influence your results.

For those of us who are already signed up and are already running campaigns, you might be asking yourself how can you improve your overall performance. First off there are several performance factors that you should always be considering throughout your campaigns, the most obvious is testing different variations of your landing page in order to improve how well it converts.

If your using Google Adwords you can use their Website Optimizer which enables you to cross test anything at all on your landing pages, test one thing at a time, test different images, different ad copies, different background colors, different fonts, each time one beats out the other stick with the winner. This will enable you to increase your sales.

If your wondering what good testing your fonts, and colors is compared to your ad copy, well its actually quite important, for instance Page A has a visitor length of 5 seconds but Page B which has different colors that flow nicely and are more targeted to your overall page might have a longer visitor length, the reason why I test my colors and font is to increase your visitor length, not even increase your sales but defiantly increase your visitor length to longer then 30 seconds, that will give you enough time to keep their attention on the page, from there you can split test your ad copy and the other factors that influence conversions more then the others.

But this post isn’t really about split testing or tracking your visitor length its more about what can you do once you know all of that stuff, what else can you do for ideas when your already doing everything above and more, maybe there are things that others are doing to increase sales that you don’t know about so how can you figure those things out or increase your creativity when dealing with your own campaigns.

The simple answer is you watch what the next guy is doing and you can ether test their technique out or you can just ignore it because not everyone is going to have the proper solution, what I like to do is continually watch new (FREE) Adwords videos, I used to watch a bunch by Pery Marhall and even though there was nothing new in what he was saying, it gave me more ideas to test for my own campaigns.

Earlier today I was checking out some sites recommended by SEOMoz and I came across one called Marketing Pilgrim, by the way if your looking for some advertising they charge $2,000 per month for a 125×125 banner on their site. Anyway SEOMoz is pretty good and I figured they probably recommend some alright sites so I decided to check it out and I came across an article about Adwords Tycoons.

What they are doing is having a so called limited entry online class to teach you how they make over $500,000 a month, now I encourage you to click on their link right now and look at their landing page and laugh because it sucks hardcore, its got crappy scam written all over it. But the course was free so I signed up and watched their first introductory video, the class doesn’t start until the 16th of June or something, not exactly sure.

The first video showed a bit of so called proof (Can easily be faked) of how they made just over $7,000 in a single day and what there daily average usually is which stands just over $3,000 per day. Pretty good results if they are real.

Now there video was showing their Click Bank stats and that alone has eBook loosers written all over it, I suggest that you don’t promote scam Internet marketing eBooks but what I’m getting at doesn’t involve selling eBooks or promoting products through Click Bank its to watch what others are doing or have done to give you more ideas for your own campaigns.

So this is what I do, if its free I’ll sign up for the course and see what they say, do, or better yet don’t do. Most of the time you should have common sense to say this guy or chick is an idiot and doesn’t know anything, but when your watching the useless videos ask yourself how you can better avoid any mistakes you see or how can you improve upon your campaigns by what you’ve seen, the trick is not to watch these videos and think before how much its going to increase your sales because that rarely happens.

The real trick is to watch and say ok I should avoid this, that, and that, however he might be onto something with point D, maybe I’ll test it and see where it takes me. By doing this it will increase your creativity and give you more ideas to test in your own campaigns, most might fail but the ones that work make you one step closer to increasing your overall cash flow.

Just remember bad information is just as good as good information the only difference is most people don’t know how to learn from bad information and end up making those mistakes for themselves, which in a way isn’t always bad because you’ll know what not to do next time around.

Unlimited Hits to your Web Site using Traffic Exchanges

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In this article I will give you an easy guide on where to find good Traffic Exchanges and what you can do to maximise your traffic by building a great network of “employees” to click for you. We’ll also go quickly through how to use TE’s in the easiest and most productive way. And best of all….It’s FREE!

Traffic Exchanges is great to promote your website, service or anything else.

In this article I will give you an easy guide on where to find good Traffic Exchanges (from now on called TE’s) and what you can do to maximise your traffic by building a great network of “employees” to click for you. We’ll also go quickly through how to use TE’s in the easiest and most productive way. And best of all….It’s FREE!

1. Finding Good TE’s.

A program that constantly has an updated list of the best TE’s is TrafficHoopla . They get updated reports every week on Top Ranked Traffic Exchanges through their partition TestHoopla . These lists costs money for you to buy, but through TrafficHoopla you’ll always be updated for free.

TrafficHoopla does not only have an updated list of the Top Ranked Hit Exchanges, but also let you easily keep track of the TE’s you have signed up for. Even all the referral links to your TE’s will be integrated into TrafficHoopla and that takes us to the next section…

2. Building a Network of “Employed” Clickers.

If you haven’t already signed up for TrafficHoopla , you should do it now. Just click here now and follow the instructions to join them for free. Come back to this site when you have joined…

Welcome back.

Log in to your members area on TrafficHoopla and keep it open in another window. Now click to the TH Websites under Account Home on the left side. Here you have all the TrafficHoopla referral sites for you to promote. This is the first step in building your network of “clickers”.

I’ll explain further down where to promote TrafficHoopla , but first which of the TH Websites should you use? Which one catches most prospects? Well, why not use them all in a rotation to reach a wider array of people. You can get a free rotator at FreeRotator.com , this is also the rotator recommended by TrafficHoopla .

When you have signed up for FreeRotator.com log in Click on “Rotators” and follow the instructions on the bottom of the screen to add all the TH Websites to one rotator.

Congratulations! Now you have only one link to promote all your TrafficHoopla referral sits. This is the only time you needed to write all these URL’s.

Next go back to your TrafficHoopla Account Home and click on the Hit Exchanges link under Join Programs. Here you have a list of the Top 50 TE’s and I recommend you join at least 20 of them. The top five are the best of the best and the rest are very good and are in alphabetical order.

The top five are of course a must have. I can recommend a few I have good experience using but all of them are good TE’s.