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How often do you use your Internet connection? If you’re like most people, you use it daily for shopping, working and entertainment, and with all the digital devices and appliances we use today, it’s never been more important to have a strong, fast Wi-Fi signal, especially when more people are staying home and working from home. If your Wi-Fi is suddenly slowing to a snail’s pace, making streaming, gaming, internet browsing and performing your job duties nearly impossible, there are things you can do to increase your speed.
1. Check to See That Your Modem Is on and All the Cables Are Connected Securely.
When troubleshooting your slow Wi-Fi connection, it’s best to start simple, and the truth is that more Internet problems are caused by loose cables than anything else. In this scenario, your cat, dog or child could have pulled a wire loose or you may have accidentally bumped or hit your modem or router. This means that the the first thing to check is that your modem is on and all the cables, including the power cable, are connected securely. If you have a cable moden, make sure the power cord is securely connected and not loose. Next, make sure your cable wire is securely screwed to the post. If they were loose and your Wi-Fi speed increased after performing this task, your problem is fixed and taking additional steps is not needed.
2. Reboot Your Modem and Devices
If all the connections were secure, you may need a reboot, especially if you're noticing slow Wi-Fi speeds suddenly and in the morning when you first look at your devices or wake your computer up for work. In this scenario, your service provider may have updated something overnight, and the update didn’t fully download or mesh with your system or devices. In this case, unplug your modem and turn off all your devices. By the time you get done turning off all your Wi-Fi devices, your modem should be ready to be turned back on. Next, plug your modem back into the wall and wait for all the lights to turn on. This can take several minutes. Once all the lights on the modem are showing, turn on all your devices and check to see if you can access the Internet. If you can, your problem has been solved.
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If you’ve recently decided to be your own boss as a sole-proprietor, you might be wondering about your tax situation and how it’s going to change. This is particularly important if you’ve always held a job where your taxes were removed from your income prior to your receiving your check or direct deposit.
W-2 Employee Versus 1099-MISC Employee or No Tax Reporting
It’s important to understand that this article will cover the basics of W-2, 1099-MISC and No Tax Reporting as far as income sources. There are other ways that your income can be reported to the IRS. This article is not meant to be professional tax advice. If you have tax questions, it is best to call your accountant, CPA or the IRS or other licensed tax professional.
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If you're a freelancer and you haven’t heard about article lengths according to the main SEO keyword, don’t feel bad. I just heard about this a few weeks ago, and my reaction was probably pretty close to what yours is right now. What the hell is that, and you have got to be kidding me! After all, as freelancers, we want to turn out high-quality web content and promotional and informative articles that cover the topic in however many words it takes to get the job done properly. The best-case scenario is that the client gave a word count range that allows that to happen. In the worst-case scenarios, the word count isn’t long enough and important pieces have to be cut, or the word count is too long and fluff has to be added. Unfortunately, the new trend is to base an article-length off of the main SEO keyword.
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Are you looking to make money on your writing, free up your time and give yourself more time for personal projects? If you answered yes, you should consider the benefits of becoming a freelance writer. A freelance writer is a writer that writes specific types of content for businesses. This can include blog posts, webpages and short and long-form articles and listicles for a variety of industries, including heating and cooling (HVAC), plumbing, electrical, home remodeling, landscaping, food, travel and service industries, like insurance, banking and finance.
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Or at least make it less likely that you'll not go bankrupt and end up living on someone's couch.
Are you thinking about being a freelance writer or slowly making the switch from traditionally employed to self-employed? If you are, there are a few things you should do in order to ensure short and long-term financial viability.