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Copy To Thrive!


wealthymatters Players in the Rs 2,400-crore ,fast-growing ,Indian,online classifieds industry are freely ‘borrowing’ listings from rival sites in a bid to become the largest in their categories and attract funding. Only a few take the consent of advertisers.Not only small classifieds but large online classifieds players are also resorting to this practice.

The trend of replicating advertiser information is rampant across industries. According to IAMAI, jobs is the largest category in the online classifieds market constituting about 60% of the market share followed by matrimony (22%), B2B classifieds (13%) and real estate 7%.

Copying classifieds means saving on-ground sales staff, so a company can manage with a small tele-calling team, using cloud technologies, which scouts for listings across other platforms. Read more of this post

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Kurt Heinrich’s Story


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“You should definitely start a drop-ship business and sell things online. That’s what I did. I started an online shop for iPod accessories and made $17,500 during my first Christmas season. That was in middle school, then I kept the business throughout high school and grew it from there. Here’s the long story:

When I was in middle school, I used to look forward to getting my monthly issue of Popular Science magazine. In one particular issue, they had a how-to guide on how to turn an Altoids tin into an iPod charger. I thought this was awesome, so I went to RadioShack, got all the parts, then built it. I then took it to school to show all my friends. Before I knew it, all my friends wanted one too, so I started selling them for $20 each. Read more of this post

Insights Into The E-bay Marketplace


wealthymattersE-bay is a simple way to get started in retailing.In case you have been thinking of getting started on selling stuff online you are going to find the following facts culled from the first Online Business Index compiled by e-bay interesting.Below you will get an idea of your competition and the scope for making money using e-bay.

There are some 30,000 small businesses selling on e-bay in India.

About 15,000 small e-bay businesses in India export by shipping goods internationally.

Some businesses have an offline presence but most are pure online businesses.For the online only businesses,e-bay is the main sales channel,followed by their own e-commerce website,social media presence ,affiliate marketing and shopping comparison sites.

The turnover of e-bay India’s top sellers ranges from $60.000-$6.4 million

About 65% of local businesses are sole proprietorships Read more of this post

Salaries Of Non-IIT Engineering Graduates


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There are thousands of engineering colleges in India and lakhs of freshly minted graduates pass out of them every year.Obviously this represents a wide variety of engineering talent and not all graduates ,looking for jobs,manage to find one of their choice or earn their dream salary.But even if you don’t make it to the IITs,don’t despair,all is not lost,The lakhpati salaries can be landed even in the non-IIT campuses,as long as you are in the crowd that lands a job.But do remember we are talking CTC.

Following is a list of noteworthy salaries from various non-IIT colleges:

National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal-Facebook offered a computer science student an annual salary of $135,000 (approximately 84.6 lakh) during the ongoing placements — a record for the institute. Last year, the highest offer at the institute — at $100,000 (then 60 lakh) — came from Microsoft. This year Microsoft is offering those posted at headquarters a salary of $120,000 (75 lakhs).Google is offering a salary of $100,000 (around 63 lakhs), sweetened by a 15% bonus and 125 company stock units.  Read more of this post

The Trust Economy And Collaborative Consumption


wealthymattersWhen I first heard of Couchsurfing.org and of people going abroad and sleeping on a strangers’ couches.I was amazed. It’s hard to say who I thought was more mad – the people who chose this stay option abroad or the person who’s sofa this was; ”What? For free? How safe was this? Then there were the horror stories……… but so many people manage just fine and have a great time in a new city with a fantastic host. Then it dawned on me that rather than this being a horrific idea, it could actually be something fun, exciting and groundbreaking. Maybe the idea of trusting strangers has its place.,,,,,,

Couchsurfing allows people who are looking for a place to stay to get in touch with people who have places to stay. Easy. But Couchsurfing is more than just about looking for a place to stay – people ask for rides, others to accompany them to gigs, museums or just to hang out! What it’s really about is making connections. Read more of this post

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