Step by step everything you need to do before uploading the first video

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Starting a YouTube channel can be overwhelming.

It’s not just about filming videos; you must optimize your content for search so viewers can find your work before other creators’ ones.

From your channel’s name to the tags you use, everything tells the viewers who you are and how much effort you are putting into your work.

While amateur channels can do well, those with a much professional look have higher chances of standing out on a crowded platform where thousands of people create similar content.

What settings must you check before uploading your first video to start your channel with…

Psychologist confirms they are good for your relationship

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“You have no idea how many times my boyfriend accused me of ruining our relationship because I was doing something wrong.” My friend Clara told me recently. We like to discuss relationship matters. She’s been in way more romantic relationships than me, and I feel comfortable talking to her about love problems.

We were lying on the sofa, chit-chatting about former partners, when we ended up discussing all the toxic habits we have experienced in the past.

Clara started giving me examples of past actions her ex-boyfriends didn’t like and asked me to confirm she was right. …

Four elements successful meaningless songs have in common

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I bet you know at least one song that managed to stick in your mind thanks to its rhythm rather than the meaning of its words.

A song that hit the top in the most listened songs chart for weeks.

I woke up one morning with one of these songs in my mind.

My memories took me back to the summer of 2002, I was a teenager, and MTV was broadcasting one of the most successful songs of that year: “Asereje” by Las Ketchup.

The lyric talks about Diego, who likes to sing and dance a song like he’s possessed…

Psychologists confirm they are ruining your relationship

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According to a survey by YourTango Experts, 89% of the interviewed recognize that half or more of all people are experiencing toxic relationships in their lives.

A toxic relationship is any relationship [between people who] don’t support each other, where there’s conflict and one seeks to undermine the other, where there’s competition, where there’s disrespect and a lack of cohesiveness.” — Dr. Lillian Glass

Some habits are so deeply rooted in our culture we don’t even realize they are poisonous for ourselves and the people around us. …

Lesson learned: if it doesn’t go as planned, it doesn’t mean it is a failure

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Around September 2019, I started my first blog in Italian. I bought a custom domain and chose a hosting platform I was familiar with to start with less than 20€.

The blog was about traveling, tips for travelers, food, and traditions around the world. My target audience was made of Italian travelers, people curious to find new destinations for their holidays and learn how to organize the trip with my advice.

My blog had just a few visitors a month. While I was trying to grow it using the best tools I could afford (at the beginning of 2020, I…

Watch out for them if you are trying to introduce new habits in your life!

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People have just begun to understand how even the tiniest habit can influence their path to success or failure.

There are so many tasks you do or fail to do each day that shape the quality of your life. You might not even realize you have been doing the same practice every day for ages until someone points it out.

In that moment, you recognize that habit as the reason you are experiencing particular events in your life.

Whether it’s flossing your teeth, pitching potential clients, going to the gym, or saving money, it might not matter today or even…

Writing your first draft can be super-fast

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Writing a 1,000+ word blog post is a real nightmare for some writers.

They don’t have enough time to write such a long article down all at once because they have another job to attend or are struggling with boring and endless research to support their statement. Not to mention how hard it is to find a subject with enough material for a long piece.

Are you familiar with these situations? I feel your struggles.

I used to see other writers creating super-long blog posts seemingly with no effort, and I wondered, “How can they do that?”

Then, one night…

What you should know before collaborating with these websites

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In 2018, while I was living in the U.K., thanks to a Workaway experience, I had a lot of free time and started wondering how to make some money online with no previous experience or investment.

Somehow I ended up discovering the chance to earn from my writings through content marketplaces.

At that time, I was writing only in Italian and found a couple of websites where I had between 6 to 48 hours to write a piece of content and get paid almost instantly.

If you don’t know what content marketplaces are, let me give you a quick overview.

Tips to help you manage and reduce stress

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This article is for informational purposes only. It doesn’t provide medical advice; always consult a qualified healthcare provider regarding a medical condition or treatment.

“Hi, auntie! How are you?” I asked my aunt the last time I went to visit her.
“I’m so stressed!” She replied, sinking into a fluffy armchair.

Have you ever had the feeling that stress never ends? That’s what my aunt was experiencing. Every new problem, even the smallest one, seemed to freak her out and torment her for days.

After weeks from the solution to one issue, she was still complaining about it instead of…

A poem in English — Una poesia in italiano

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2020 is gone.

It feels like when you finish reading a book,
it feels like another door closed forever.

This year changed me,
it changed all of us at the same time.

We got mad at it
when it took away people we loved.

We cried of joy
when new lives joined us.

At midnight on December 31st,
while the fireworks were covering all other noises,
for a moment, I thought
“Now what?”

Now we live,
we share stories
and emotions.

We help each other,
more than ever before.

Now we know we are all the same, with dreams and…

Alice Toneatto

🇮🇹 bookkeeper & content creator, blogger & PoD seller. Curious, food addict, animal lover & solo traveler. I write about money, food, travel & human behaviors

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