Side Hustle – How to Turn Your Ideas into Money

If this is the first time you’re hearing of a side hustle, let me elaborate – generally speaking, a side hustle is something you do “on the side” that brings in extra money, in addition to your mainstream of income. The income your side hustle brings in is often directly related to the effort you put in. It can involve spending 1 to 2 hours a week completing surveys or using rebate programs, or it can be a full-fledged business that you grow in the evenings and weekends, spending 10 to 15 hours a week. Side hustles can bring in anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand a month!

Buy Bulk Candy on Shop The Globe and Sell eBay or even Amazon – A Sweet Deal

For the past month, Shop The Globe has demonstrated how our site— your new global online wholesale marketplace— beats eBay at providing the popular, name brand products you want at prices you can’t afford to pass up. Thanks to our new vendor, Wholesale B2B, Shop the Globe can enable you to sell these in-demand American products in your shops.

Esources UK Wholesale Suppliers vs Shop The Globe and Searches  –  Which B2B Wholesale Website Provides You With a Better Service?

If you’re looking for a 20 year old directory list with almost no real search capabilities, Esources UK Wholesale Supplies is your source. If, like most wholesale buyers or sellers, you’re looking for a one stop website location that offers very good search capabilities, that is Shop The Globe.

Buy Direct from Manufacturers Globally at Shop the Globe

The internet has democratized the human experience in ways once unimaginable even two decades ago.  News and information is available at one’s fingertips instantly, from sports scores to stock tips.  New connections and friendships can be formed, bringing past pen pals together in an instant. This, of course, extends to the world of commerce.

Wholesale Central Directory Listing vs Shop The Globe and Searches – Which Website Provides You With a Better Service?

When Google came out with a new search engine, it became a far better solution for searching based on the criteria you put in, and this new company transformed the entire search industry. Before Google most products on the internet were listed and then purchased indirectly from yes directories. So called search engines in the early days like Yahoo (which had a dominant position early) were simple listing directories.

Linking to a Global Value Chain – How to Build a More Efficient Sales Process

Using the global value chain as a selling tool is a new phenomenon. Listing can also help you uncover a competitive advantage over rival businesses, boosting company profits and enticing new customers.  Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years.  So you can benefit from global sales.

Shop the Globe Offers Name Brand Products at Wholesale Prices

At Shop the Globe, we understand the struggle wholesalers face, during good times and bad, to keep your storefronts stocked with high-demand products at affordable prices.  Dozens of vendors have already signed up with our new, global, online wholesale outlet, selling products from all over the world to wherever their customers may be.

Three Ways to Help Your Business Global Value Chain

Global Trade accounted for 54% to 60% of all worldwide sales in the last few years.  We would like to help you find the first key steps to increasing your company’s global trade.

The first step toward improving your global trade is to find global key sources and suppliers. It is becoming apparent that companies are reducing their overall reliance on China, which currently has about 28% of global manufacturing. This is creating new and incredible opportunities away from China.

Shop the Globe Now Sells Wholesale Brand Names at Incredibly Low Prices

Dozens of vendors from around the world have been rushing to create storefronts on the new global wholesale outlet Shop the Globe. They sell products from the United States, Ghana, Australia, Hong Kong and France just to name a few.

Now hundreds of brand name American Products are available at prices that will astound you. Buyers can find brand names such as 5-Hour energy, Baby Ruth, Advil, Chips Ahoy and Claritin just to name a few.

Why Are Global Value Chains So Important?

SHOP THE GLOBE & SAVE

Global Value Chain or sometimes referred to as Global Supply Chain (GVCs) are possibly the world’s strongest drivers of productivity growth, job creation, and increased living standards for both countries and companies.

  • GVCs make a significant contribution in international growth and development. Value-added global trade contributed about 30% to the GDP of developing countries.
  • GVCs are coordinated across geographies.
  • Companies and countries that embrace them have proven to grow faster, import skills capital and technology, and boost employment.
  • A Global Value Chain has proven to sell products and do marketing on a low cost digital marketing globally.
  • With GVC-driven development, countries over time generate growth by moving to higher-value-added tasks and by embedding more technology and know-how in all aspects of their business helping to leap-frog their global competitors.

The Life of Soccer Legend, Diego Maradona at a Glance

Talking about soccer and not mentioning one of the best ever to grace the pitch would be a complete injustice to the sport. The famous soccer player who will be in the limelight for this article needs no introduction. His numerous achievements on and off the pitch speak volumes about his greatness. Diego Armando Maradona, a name that every soccer fan must have heard at some point in their life while supporting and cheering for the sport.

Birth and early years

Diego was born on 30th October 1960, in Lanus, the capital city of Buenos Aires province, Argentina. His childhood was tough as he was born to a low-income family who shifted from another province just before his birth.

When Maradona was only 10 years old, he decided to try out at the Argentinos Juniors Club together with his friend Goyo Carrizo, a friend of Villa Fiorito. Source: @DiegoOficial_10

While growing up, Maradona developed a keen interest in soccer, perhaps the only sport played and cherished in his vicinity. He fell in love with soccer ever since he touched the ball. It could also be due to his surroundings’ impact as everyone in that region was too fond of the game.

Whether due to his surroundings’ influence or his own passion for the game, Diego soon developed a pretty decent soccer skill and made the ball talk when he was on it. His game’s development grabbed him much attention from local clubs’ scouts. It raised a few eyebrows in the regional academies’ dugouts.

It all started when a talent scout spotted Maradona’s talent while he was playing for his local vicinity’s club, Estrella Roja. He was then accepted by Los Cebollitas, Argentinos Junior’s junior academy, as a ball boy. During their games, he used to amuse the spectators with his balling tricks when both the teams were off the pitch during the half time.

Start of his professional soccer career

At that time, he was twelve and already in the eyes of many junior academies and local clubs’ scouts. Diego’s talent never let him away from the limelight. Wherever he went, he would grasp the attention of everyone who had even the tiniest bit of love for the game.

Maradona made his professional soccer debut at the age of sixteen for Argentinos Junior. In the fall of ’76, the world witnessed El Pibe de Oro (The Golden Boy), shining on the pitch in his playing boots. The moment he touched the ball, the pundits knew that the boy is about to define an era, and his name would echo in all the legendary Colosseums around the globe.

His first match was against Talleres de Cordoba, in which he had a decent impact on the game, despite not scoring a goal. Maradona’s first goal came just a few weeks after his first game when he scored a screamer against San Lorenzo and got his name on the score sheet.

Diego played a hundred and sixty-seven games for his first club and scored a hundred and fifteen goals. That was a number too good for a player of his age, which is why he moved up the ladder of fame rather quickly.

Entering a bigger arena

After making some wonderful performances with Argentinos Juniors, Maradona’s transfer to a bigger arena was bound to happen. Being under the radar of some relatively bigger clubs, Maradona was contacted by Boca Juniors to discuss the possibility of a transfer. Seeing it as a greater opportunity, he willfully accepted the offer. He signed for the state club in the spring of ’81, at a transfer fee of four million US dollars.

Despite being approached by the local rival club River Plate, who offered him a position of club’s highest-paid player, Diego went for Boca Juniors as per his childhood dream. The challenges at Boca Juniors were bigger as his next phase of life demanded more from him. He quickly climbed the ladder of success at Boca Juniors. He registered a huge number of goals to his name, the first of which coming against Talleres de Cordoba in his debut for the club, where he scored twice in a 4-1 victory.

There had always been a strong local rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate. Their match was known as Superclasico. Diego added a goal to his goal tally in his first Superclasico, giving his club a comfortable 3-1 victory against its rivals.

Then came the WorldCup of 1982. Maradona played in most of the games for his country and displayed a splendid performance throughout the tournament despite not making it to the finals. After the tournament, FC Barcelona approached the wonder boy and signed him for 7.6 million US dollars. It was a record transfer at that time since, at that time, no player was valued that much.

Maradona’s time at Barcelona was not that pleasant for him, even though he hit the back of the net twenty-two times in thirty-six appearances. During his Barcelona days, Diego fell victim to some injuries and controversial on-pitch events, which led him to move elsewhere. Capitalizing on the situation, the famous Italian club Napoli saw a golden opportunity and signed him for a second-time world record transfer fee of 10.48 million US dollars.

His time at Napoli

On 5th July 1984, Maradona juggled the ball in front of seventy-five thousand Napoli fans, presenting himself as a Napoli player for the first time. Many Napoli fans gave him the title of a savior, and he proved them correct with his performances. Maradona’s tenure at Napoli was his longest for any club. He played eight consecutive seasons for the club and earned all his major accolades during that time.

Napoli dominated the league as long as Maradona played with them. Even with some great clubs like Juventus, AC Milan, Internazionale, it was Napoli that triumphed on the big stage of Italian Serie A for the season’ 86-’87. Maradona captained Napoli for a long time and took the club to its peak performance era.

His affiliations with other clubs include his time at Sevilla, Newell’s Old Boys, and back to Boca Juniors. However, most of these affiliations did not last for more than a season. Hence, making his time at Napoli the most notable one during his playing tenure.

‘Idol’ – One of Maradona’s titles

Maradona was often called ‘D10S’ by his followers, which literally translates into God. His fans gave him the title of Dios, God, or Idol because of his inhumane style of play and some tricks that only he could perfectly pull off on the pitch. However, these titles led to controversy against him and strong dislike among many Christians. The reason for this strong dislike is because of what the Bible says in the First Commandment: “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodo 20:3). What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things. According to this Commandment, there is only one true God, and every Christian must abide to him and his teachings.

Iglesia Maradoniana

As time passed, the fandom for Maradona grew fiercer and took the form of a cult. Things got out of hand when his fans worldwide completely lost it and went way beyond limits in their love for him. Iglesia Maradoniana, or simply Maradonian Church, was a religion found by three of Maradona’s greatest fans in Rosario on 30th October 1998 (Diego’s 38th birthday).

As per Christianity’s teachings, a man must put his entire belief in the Triune God and believe only in him. Regardless of how much a person loves or admires their stars, they should not idolize them. Although many followers of Iglesia Maradoniana claimed that their rational religion was Christianity and that the other one was just a form of their passion, Christians, kept condemning this act.

Drug abuse

Maradona was famous for drug abuse. He often had sessions with his club’s physio to discuss his poor diet plans, drug abuse, and extreme lifestyle off the pitch. He often had personal issues due to the illicit use of drugs and alcohol abuse that kept him away from training sessions. The same was the reason for his slightly careless attitude towards his playing career, for which the media often bashed him.

A cartoon of Maradona gathering in the paradise with Fidel Castro, Socrates, Chavez and Che Guevara to play a soccer game. Source: LATUF

Political affiliations and preferences

Diego was a staunch advocate of left-wing politics. When asked about the Israel-Palestinian conflict, he straightforwardly condemned the pre-existing Palestinian state’s gradual conversion into Israel. He considered Israel’s bombing of the Gaza strip during the Gaza war of 2014 as a shameful act of terrorism. Diego also developed a strong acquaintance with Fidel Castro (the famous Cuban leader). He had his fellow Argentine Che Guevara’s portrait tattooed on his right arm.

Considering his political beliefs and preferences, Diego seemed like a rational person who supported what was right and condemned what was wrong. However, many people and world leaders criticize him for his progressivism in politics. Regardless of his political preference, the great truth is that all political systems are composed of sinful human beings and therefore all of them are corrupted and therefore imperfect.

Maradona’s Death and tributes

The biggest tribute paid on Diego’s recent demise was from the Argentine Football Association — AFA, which expressed the deepest condolences on their legendary soccer player and national hero’s sad departure. “You will always be in our hearts” were the association’s comments as per the latest local media press release. Apart from that, the Argentinian President, Alberto Fernández, announced national mourning for three days and AFA suggested a minute of silence before kickoff in every match of all the Argentine championships.

The stadium of San Paola in Naples was illuminated at the night of Maradona’s demise, with a large crowd gathered in the facility to pay their homage. The Napoli soccer club owner has shown their will to change their stadium’s name as a tribute to the legend.

Maradona’s coffin with an Argentine flag and a Boca Juniors and Argentina National Team jerseys.

His battle against his addictions and worldly desires

Just like the mission of ‘Developing Our World,’ Maradona also fought his battles against addictions and worldly desires and considered such things as distractions from the righteous path. An addiction is considered a disease that will always keep the human being in a state of spiritual and material poverty. We believe that holistic community development is the antidote to that.

Conclusion

Like Diego, there are still millions of people worldwide striving to get heal, spiritual and physically. Developing Our World aims to teach people that idolatry is a form of spiritual poverty. Humans, collectively, must refrain from indulging themselves in the fandom of a certain public figure or things to an extent where they start forgetting their basic Christian teachings. We work to keep the true essence of Christianity alive by following Jesus’s teachings and communicating them to others.

The organization’s activities are centered around the holistic community development perspective in poverty alleviation, which focuses on not only fighting material deprivation but spiritual deprivation as well. While the church has a fundamental role in this mission, it is up to individuals like you to understand this and become a primary agent for promoting God’s holistic mission on Earth. Reach out to us to show your support today!

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The Simplest Way for Manufacturers to Buy and Sell Online Worldwide 

Manufacturing Buyer is changing

The world markets for manufacturers and online eCommerce has and is radically changing.  Where today’s buyers of manufactured goods are rapidly adopting the newer approaches, they are adopting a much faster and more effective shopping path for manufactured goods, especially in developing counties.

More Vendors Prompt Sweeping Changes to Retail Environment

Late last month, sports equipment company Under Armour announced it was cutting ties with some 2,000 retailers over the next two years.  In doing so, Under Armour would focus on building up its direct-to-consumer business.  Promo Marketing reported a more than 50% growth in Under Armour’s e-commerce business during the third quarter, with a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer sales.

You Are Not Powerless in Your Job Search During Covid-19

You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.

One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.

Bolivia- It’s All Systems Go As Country Holds Fresh General Elections On Sunday

 

Bolivia’s fresh general election to elect President, Vice President, Senators and Deputies for the 2021/25 period is scheduled for this Sunday and for once, in several decades of the country’s political history, a key political player in the country’s political scene, former head of state, Evo Morales won’t be a direct participant as he is exiled in Argentina after leaving office in November last year.

Can India Accelerate Its Future Growth Utilizing Global Value Chains?        

India’s GDP has just dropped by a whopping 24% in the last quarter, one of the biggest drops globally. The core reason for this significant decline was that India had one of the strictest COVID 19 economic lockdowns in the world.

This greatly and negatively affected the livelihoods of millions of Indians. So what can Indians do to repair their economy and increase lost incomes for their millions of citizens? A study has shown almost all countries need to grow and establish new Global Value Chains (GVC). Almost nothing has been proven better to raise incomes and reduce poverty, while requiring very little government involvement or costs.

Indonesia Exports Need a Value Chain Push 

Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, both in terms of population (267 million people) and economic size with a GDP of $1.12 Trillion.

Can this archipelago’s future economic growth match demographic youthful transition for the next few years with an average age of their citizens at 30.5 years?  Studies have shown and Indonesia needs to expand their global value chain, as it has been proven to raise incomes and reduce poverty. 

A New Global Wholesale Option for Buyers and Sellers is Here

Shop The Globe is a fast growing online wholesale option and we believe that if you’re a buyer or seller you need to start reviewing these very unique options for products.  This is truly a better global wholesale platform.

Shop The Globe is already providing unique options on a truly global platform with interests from the countries of Vanuatu, Australia, Thailand and of course many here in America.

RangeMe – A Great Way to Connect? Or Buyer Beware?

RangeMe is a service that specializes in helping connect wholesalers to buyers. They offer their services with two different perspectives: sServices for the buyers, and services for the wholesalers.

Buyers are of course offered accounts for free. It’s a great way to browse products and find connections to new providers you may not have had dealings with before, all at your fingertips. The wholesaler side of the business is a bit darker though.

Global Manufacturing Storefront – Does Your Company Need One?

We are seeing a massive migration to the internet for our business needs. This has been one of the largest business migrations the world has ever seen, but many small manufacturing companies have not even updated their websites in years, not to mention expanded and leveraged a more efficient online capability.

Is it now time for small manufacturing to enter the world markets? 

Does Every Wholesale Company Need a Global Storefront?

The internet and business landscape are changing at rates not seen before.  With this incredible change occurring right in front of us, why hasn’t the online wholesale industry adapted and become more efficient? Instead, there seems to be very little change and increased efficiency over many years.

For example:  We believe each wholesale company today should have their own global storefront.  

One Stop Online Wholesale Shopping Soon Worldwide

Is the global free markets wholesale business the most inefficient market in the world?

With the exposition of the internet and online retail business, has the wholesale market kept up with its peers?

Not only has the wholesale market not kept up, but the industry’s failure to keep pace with Amazon is a key reason why Amazon has been so successful and the wholesale industry has done very poorly.  Amazon reached out to the Chinese wholesale industry directly with many seminars in China, and Amazon even started their own shipping business to move goods from China to the US and then directly into their prime marketplace.

Online Global Wholesale that is Open to list Your Products

As a wholesaler, you can increase sales and global awareness if you know how to find the right platform. 

There are three basic ways to sell your product:

  • Sell directly to customers via your website.
  • Sell to retail stores, which then sell to customers.
  • Post at a wholesale distributor, which sells to retail stores.

In our small business we are involved with all three, but I would like to introduce you to wholesaling online, a newer global concept.

Online Gigs Going Global

With today’s global world, having an ongoing income, self created inside your home, is now more important than ever. If your kids are staying home or the business where you work is closed, what are some of your options? Most economists are not looking at a fast recovery from the global pandemic as it has been roughly six months and little with COVID-19 has changed.

How to Take Advantage of Free Time

Many people like to spend their free time relaxing at home or with friends. They do this to unwind from their 40-hour a week job.

However, you should consider sacrificing a portion of your free time to invest in your career, especially during the global COVID-19 outbreak. Many of you are working remotely during the pandemic, giving you the extra free time you can allocate towards learning a new skill.

Side Gigs – Sell Your Gigs 

One of the better ideas for your career is to become your own boss. Today, one of the simplest ways to achieve this goal has arrived: set up a side gig or a second at home gig while you still have a full time job, let your day job provide safety and security until you can make it on your own.

The most exciting part of starting a side gig is that it can create a new and better career with unlimited growth opportunities that you can only achieve by being the owner of your own online gig service. To succeed you need to have an entrepreneurial mindset; you will need a strong drive and see the side gigs as a way to find your future success.  If your goal is to be an entrepreneur, and in charge of your own career, then a side gig is a very good way to advance your career. The most immediate reward is making more money on top of your regular pay, especially in a volatile COVID-based economy.