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Will a home study course really help my career?

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If you’ve never dabbled in the world of home study before, you could be forgiven for doubting just how useful a home study course could be to your career prospects. You may think nothing can replace the intense learning you receive from a classroom course, particularly something you might take at higher education. However, there […]

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Should I pay Twitter users to promote my business?

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There’s no denying that Twitter is one of the best, cheapest and most immediate ways of promoting your business online. It allows you to connect directly with potential clients and customers in a way that any other form of advertising, both offline and online, cannot do. While many still view Twitter as a wall of […]

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Cashflow 101 – the board game to make you rich

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If, like many people, you harbour a dream to quit your fulltime job and set up your own business, or become a freelancer working the hours you choose to work, you’ll be faced with the same question as everyone else – when? When do you do it? When do you make the plunge and quit […]

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How long should you spend working to be successful?

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Is how long you spend working directly related to how successful you’ll become, or how successful you are now? If you believe what you see on social media, you’d think that was, indeed, the case. I have seen a lot of posts of late talking about work ethics, and how long some people say they […]

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How to display Instagram photos on Twitter

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Regular users of photo sharing app Instagram will already know how you go about connecting it to Facebook and Twitter so you can post your photos and share them out to the two largest social networking websites. For those who don’t know, we’ll show you how in just a moment. However, regular Instagram users may […]

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How to export your LinkedIn contacts to Excel

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LinkedIn is a great platform for finding and making contacts, and keeping in touch with what people are doing, where they’re working and how long they’ve been there. It does have a few limitations though – particularly its messaging system. Wouldn’t it be better if you could make more use of the contacts you’ve made […]

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How to link your Facebook Business Page to Twitter

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If you run a Twitter account and a Facebook Page for your business, it’s only natural that you’d want to connect the two so that posts from one go to the other, and vice versa. However, when you look for instructions on connecting your Twitter account to your Facebook Page, you’ll find lots of information […]

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How to add videos longer than 30 seconds to Twitter

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Whether or not you use it, Twitter is an excellent tool for promoting your business. You can seek out new clients and customers, keep up-to-date with what your competitors are doing, keep in touch with your existing clients and customers, and promote your services. One of the newer features of Twitter is the ability to […]

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How do I earn money writing from home?

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Who wouldn’t like to earn money from home? Who doesn’t think they could string a few sentences together? Who actually likes going out to work? Earning money on the internet from the comfort of your own home is a dream many people share, but few actually make a reality. It is, however, a very real […]

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What did internet users in Great Britain do online in 2015?

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For many in the UK, it’s hard to imagine a time before the internet, even though it has only really been prevalent in homes since the mid-to-late ‘90s. Over the years, the way we have used the internet has changed drastically. Where once we would have ‘dialled up’ on our home computers using a modem, […]

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School of the Air – Australia’s original distance learning

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On a recent trip to Australia, we visited the town of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, to look at the original distance learning model known as School of the Air. In the UK we take it for granted being able to make it to school every day as children, or to send our own […]

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How to Master LinkedIn Classroom Course

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Tomorrow, November 26th in Ellesmere Port, we’ll be running one of our classroom courses on LinkedIn. The course follows the same path as our online course, and will help attendees get a better understanding of LinkedIn and how to use it to make a success of their business. The course will offer step-by-step instructions and […]

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Welcome to the Online Learning Academy Blog

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Welcome to the Online Learning Academy’s blog! Here we will be writing about all sorts of things, from news and feature pieces, to information and tips related to our courses and our aims as a business. Our aim is to help businesses of all sizes, and particularly those with

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