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    Travel is a small PHP library by Rachid Laasri that wraps around Carbon PHP to help you travel to a specific point in time and back again in a simple, readable way. Just released a small PHP package to help you work with dates in your tests. Check it out: https://t.co/kVC66l0oiw pic.twitter.com/qEreDSWHCo — Rachid Laasri … Continue reading “Time Travel PHP Library” The post Time Travel PHP Library appeared first on Laravel News. Join the Laravel Newsletter to get Laravel articles like this directly in your inbox. View the full article
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    The majority of people are trying to find ways to make more money at home. With the increase in demand for work at home jobs, entrepreneurs and home-based business owners want to be able to provide a wide range of services that are easy to get started with and will allow you to make a good income. There are numerous opportunities to make money through online and offline advertising, but starting a business on the Internet is probably the easiest and best. The first step to online advertising is to set up your website. This is the easiest way to reach a broad audience, with good search engine rankings. Your Website When creating your site, give some thought to the look and feel of your web page, but do not become overwhelmed by this aspect. You can then add attractive graphics to your site, and other Internet marketing materials to help draw attention to your site. When you have established yourself as an expert on your niche, you can begin promoting your business on the Internet through affiliate programs. Through these programs, you will be paid for directing traffic to your site and, when someone makes a purchase, you will receive a commission. Another element that you should add to your efforts to make money from home is search engine optimization. For example, in the auto detailing business, you should use keywords that are related to the mentioning that you do, or that relate to a specific model of car, or a particular brand. Keywords should also be chosen so that when people search for car detailing services or detailing instructions, they will be directed to your site. E-Commerce E-commerce is another option that many entrepreneurs find exciting. E-commerce allows you to use products and services that have been designed for online purchases and offer these items through your website. E-commerce is a relatively new venture for a lot of home business owners but is fast becoming popular. As more people discover the wonderful world of e-commerce, they will become accustomed to working from home, using their computers to control their business. Start small - Start small and grow as your business grows. When you are looking for ways to make more money at home, don't overlook the possibility of working with a small company to get you started. Work for others As mentioned above, when you are looking for ways to make more money at home, consider working for others. Many businesses will offer online jobs for people who have a specific skill that they need to be filled. Some online jobs will pay on a per-hour basis, and others may settle on a per-project basis. This can be a great way to make more money at home and make money in an area that you love. E-commerce opportunities are plentiful, and as more businesses begin to use this kind of method of marketing, you will find that the possibilities will only continue to expand. With the help of the Internet, you can reach a much larger audience than you could in the past. Finally, when you are searching for ways to make more money at home, keep in mind that E-commerce is an excellent option to consider. Whether you start a home business with a small company or work for someone who offers work at home opportunities, you can begin making money from home.
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    There are many different ways to currently make money online so i'm going to share a few ways that require your time and a computer! Don't have any skills? Don't worry there is plenty to do if you turn to look in the right place, making money from home never seemed easier. 1. Paid Surveys We all have opinions so why not be paid to share yours? Many companies are interested in getting your feedback which will only take you a short amount of time to do depending on the amount you'd like to receive. Make sure to find a trustworthy site like gptycoon.com to make sure you're in good hands with great gift card options! 2. Create your own paid survey website If you'd like to take it up a notch creating your own website with a data base of surveys ready to go is easier than you think. Panelscript.com offers great user-friendly options to help you get your community started. They offer over 10,000 surveys on a daily basis and are available to 90+ countries around the world. The best part is that they offer a free trial so you can see if this is something for you! 3. Start selling homemade products This can go many ways if you're creative either in art, design, t-shirt creations and so much more. You can either create your own social media platforms and website or try selling your creations on already built websites like Etsy.com! All of these ways to make money from home are more simple than you may think and you're only a click away from getting started, the best part is that they are no strings attached! So the way I go about it is...why not try? If you have any additional tips to add please let me know!
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    Not to be too picky, but you have a few spelling errors... nonetheless less, Great looking community! Glad to be here.
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    Lots of people are confused and unsure about what the idea of natural means; therefore, they believe they can't participate in organic gardening. Organic gardening indicates that no types of preservatives or pesticides are used on the product, which results in a lot more natural kinds of fruit and vegetables. Planning your garden Nobody desires to think about what would happen if they invest time and cash into an organic garden, and it doesn't grow. Still, if you want your natural garden to grow, then it's crucial to know what you require and what you need to do. When you plan your organic garden, remember that some plants, specifically leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, will grow well before the end of the growing season. There are many healthful benefits you will gain, especially if your natural gardening efforts reward you with an abundant harvest. Do yourself a favor and follow the pointers in this short article so that you can grow a healthy natural garden. In a couple of weeks, the cuttings will form roots, and you'll have complimentary start-up plants to offer to all of your pals and acquaintances. Free plants are very much appreciated in today's challenging financial times! If they invest time and cash into a natural garden, and it does not grow, no one desires to think about what would happen. Still, if you want your natural garden to grow, then it is imperative to know what you need and what you need to do. That's what the ideas listed below are for. When gathering tomatoes from your organic garden, you do want to pick ripe tomatoes; nevertheless, you do not desire your plants to be too mature. Vegetables that are too ripe might be mealy. When they have their full color and are at their largest size, you must intend to harvest the plants. Choose the right plants Choose thoroughly the plants you wish to grow. Some plants are just not made to grow inside your home. You can quickly grow broccoli or Brussels sprouts inside if you want to grow veggies. Alyssums and zinnias are excellent flowers to grow inside your home. You can also explore other types of plants; however, keep in mind that it may not work. Do you have any problems with those little aphids in your garden? If so, try spraying any plagued leaves, stems, and buds with a diluted option of soapy water, and then washing the location down with clear water. This method will work on even the heaviest of aphid problems. Organic gardening is a terrific method to get a workout, in addition to a technique to relieve tension. There are numerous healthful advantages you will enjoy, specifically if your natural gardening efforts reward you with many harvests. Do yourself a favor and follow the pointers in this short article so that you can grow a healthy natural garden. Working Smart, not hard Use a natural product to mulch your trees and flower beds. When utilizing an organic product, it will help to conserve the water and includes nutrients and humus to your plants. Utilizing 3 inches of the organic product will likewise assist in preventing weeds, and contains a good completed look to all your plants. Facilitate the work of cleaning your organic fruit and vegetables with a clothes hamper. As you select your fruit and vegetables, lay them in a plastic laundry basket, which works as a filter. Hold the pipe over the top, and the water can make quick work of rinsing all the dirt and other matter off of your fruits and veggies. When you prepare your natural garden, remember that some plants, particularly leafy greens like lettuce and spinach, will mature well before completion of the growing season. Beds for fast-growing plants can often produce two harvests in one season. Have more quick-growing plants all set to change so that you can maximize your garden's efficiency.
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    Among the selling points of working at house is the vision of liberty it invokes-- no time clock, no time at all sheets, and also no person to account to for just how you spend your time. Yes, it is an attractive recommendation; however, like many of the eye-catching proposals, there is a substantial drawback-- you are most likely losing a lot of time. My partner hangs out daily, completing these large spreadsheets to account for his day. He works at a large design firm, and his day typically incorporates work on a selection of projects for various customers. He loathes the activity as well as I have always dismissed it as a waste of time-- that is till my home-based business just recently removed and also I understood there weren't sufficient hours in the day to achieve all my objectives. My residence organization was experiencing growing discomforts and also taking up more than the typical time, my four-year-old was just in preschool part-time, my partner had not been pulling his weight on the home front, and also my prolonged household was experiencing several crises. I'm too old adequate to recognize there is never a perfect time in life-- you live the one you've got. After a wave of relatively unsuccessful days when my "To Do" listing appeared to grow significantly every single time I took a look at it, I understood something had to alter. I currently have my spreadsheet and schedule for the day, and also I have improved my performance as well as decreased my anxiety immeasurably. After that, believe once more-- and check out on, if you don't think you require a timetable for your house company. After researching my time as well as chatting with some other work-at-home folks, I found five factors to welcome the timetable: It's as well simple to waste time doing nonpriority jobs It's too easy to get sidetracked or sidetracked from your current job Unscheduled work time can typically overlap into your leisure time till you do not have any spare time in all Your downtime can overlap right into your job time till you fall back with important projects Focusing your time and effort on the highest possible top priority jobs implies more gets done My house organization was experiencing expanding discomforts as well as taking up even more than the typical time, my four-year-old was only in preschool part-time, my husband had not been drawing his weight on the house front, and also my prolonged household was experiencing several situations. I'm too old sufficient to understand there is never a perfect time in life-- you live the one you have got. You are still the one establishing the routine, so you are able to schedule yourself a 2-hour lunch, an afternoon off, or a whole day whenever you choose. My other half spends time every day, loading out these large spreadsheets to account for his day. He hates the activity, and also, I have actually always disregarded it as a waste of time-- that is till my residence company recently took off and also I understood there had not been adequate hrs in the day to accomplish all my goals. I'm not the only operate at a home-based business person, including the schedule. I recently took part in an online forum where men and also women had relocated to embrace it-- and also located it extra releasing than restrictive. Nevertheless, you are still the one establishing the routine, so you are cost-free to schedule on your own off for a 3-hour lunch, a mid-day, or a whole day whenever you select. After that, possibly your substantial other or a pal can aid you to establish your schedule if you locate it hard, setting up your plan, and also concerns for the day as well as week. What do you think, do you have a work from home schedule?
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    The default expectation on eloquent models is that your models table contain 2 timestamp fields: created_at & updated_at. What a lot of people might not realize is just how easy it is to customize and manipulate these fields and or to disable them. Let's take a look at a few ways to manipulate and customize these fields. Generating tables without timestamps The command to generate a migration php artisan make:migrate CreateNewTable Will produce a migration file with the following function /** * Run the migrations. * * @return void */ public function up() { Schema::create('test', function (Blueprint $table) { $table->id(); $table->timestamps(); }); } To simply exclude the timestamps from the migration and table remove $table->timestamps(); This will generate a new table without timestamps, however Eloquent is still going to expect timestamps to be present. To resolve this, open the tables model and add the following <?php namespace App; use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model; class Test extends Model { public $timestamps = FALSE; //rest of class } Just like that, your eloquent model is not using timestamps and related errors will not be generated. Timestamp Date & Time Format The default format for dates is: Y-m-d H:i:s. To customize the format there is a $dateFormat property available. This property determines how date attributes are stored in the database, as well as their format when the model is serialized to an array or JSON. <?php namespace App; use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model; class Test extends Model { public $timestamps = FALSE; /** * The storage format of the model's date columns. * * @var string */ protected $dateFormat = 'U'; //rest of class } Custom Timestamp Names If a condition ever came that would require you to adjust the name of the timestamp column on any database table there is a very painless way to accomplish this. To do this, just add the corresponding const to your model like so. <?php namespace App; use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model; class Test extends Model { /** * Changes the default field name: created_at * to custom_create **/ const CREATED_AT = 'custom_create'; /** * Changes the default field name: updated_at * to custom_update */ const UPDATED_AT = 'custom_update'; public $timestamps = FALSE; /** * The storage format of the model's date columns. * * @var string */ protected $dateFormat = 'U'; //rest of class } As a reminder, the created_at and updated_at fields do not need to be cast to dates, as they already are and can perform carbon operations directly on them, Hope you enjoyed!
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    One of the most fascinating features I find with Laravel is the "magic" around "Eloquent Accessors" and the minimum code required to make it work. In terms of code organization & maintenance, I find it to be a great solution. Let's take a look at how accessors work. One of the easiest examples to produce is a typical users table, with separate fields for first name and last name. Without accessors, we would have to concatenate the two fields, throughout the application like this: //inside a blade {{$user->first_name}} {{$user->last_name}} //inside a controller or other php file $name = $user->first_name.' '.$user->last_name; As you can see, that's is a bit ideal, especially through a large application where this code would be present. Updating would be very time consuming, so instead on the model, let's define an accessor. public function getFullNameAttribute() { return $this->first_name.' '.$this->last_name; } Now through out the application we can call this code $user->full_name; As a personal preference, I like to keep my accessors short and simple, I try not to put to much "logic" into my accessors to prevent bugs and other issues. If my accessor requires a lot of logic, I will break it up into additional model methods. What do you think, do you employ Eloquent Accessors in your project?
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    Review: My Survey Hut Today I am going to share a little review of a new online earning platform built with the newest platform in the industry PanelScript. What is My Survey Hut? My Survey Hut is a Get Paid To platform offering members an incentive to complete offers & surveys. This style of website requires no money to join or to withdraw earnings. How to earn It is really simple to earn, you just signup and log into your account, and head to the offerwall or surveys page and start completing available tasks. Over 15 offer-walls are available and a huge selection of survey opportunities. You may also earn 10% of the earnings for any member you refer to the site. Withdrawal Methods My Survey Hut offers the following methods of withdrawal PayPal Skrill Amazon Giftcard Walmart Gift Cards TangoCard (Redeemable for a huge selection of name brand cards) Risk Level: LOW Risk Reason #1: Sound Business This business model is a sound business model and does not rely on members depositing any money to pay any stated and earned rewards. The odds of being unable to pay a members earned rewards is minimal and would mostly likely only occur under non-payment of the advertisers/suppliers of the tasks and surveys. Risk Reason #2: Business Committed This business owner has paid for at least one custom plugin to enhance their business, demonstrating commitment to their business. Review Disclaimer: This review was written without reward or expectation of any reward or compensation of any kind from the business/website owner. As always your own due diligence should be performed.
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    You are probably wondering how to start a business from home. Well, there are many great ideas you can use to become a success, and one of the best is being able to earn some money on the internet. It's the perfect time to make money from home. Many people will take free money for doing nothing. However, you do not want to take this route because you will spend the money, and you will have very little left over when you are done. To make money from home, you have to be prepared to do some work. 2 Ways To Learn There are two ways to learn how to start a business from home, and both are very easy. The first way is to become an affiliate. This means that you will place ads on other websites, and they will pay you a commission for each purchase of their product or service. There are many benefits to being an affiliate, but you must understand that you will be advertising that company's products. You can make quite a bit of money on the internet if you are willing to put in the effort. However, you will need to have an excellent marketing plan to make sure that you get customers. Another way to learn how to start a business from home is to use an internet marketing course. These courses will teach you how to find customers for other companies. They will show you how to create your website and how to make sure that it gets visitors. When you are creating your website, it will need to be informative. Your visitors should be able to find out about your products and services without having to spend time looking for them. Several great courses will teach you all of this information and more. One of the things that you should keep in mind is that learning how to start a business from home is a skill that takes time. You may want to think about starting a part-time business to help you with your learning. You could be working for the whole day and be able to learn everything you need to know in the afternoon. Taking your time If you want to learn everything at once, you can; however, there is no need to do so. There are many ways to learn how to start a business from home. You can begin by using an online course or taking a class to learn the skills necessary. In either case, you will have your own time to learn, you will be learning something useful, and you will be earning money. If you choose to take a class, then you will still be learning skills at the same time. This is the best way to learn, and it can also help you save money. It's important to realize that there are many affiliate programs out there for you to promote. The only problem is that you will need to know what products are going to sell and where to find them. Many of these products can be found online. Top Resource for beginners ClickBank is an excellent source for these products. All you have to do is sign up with them, and you can place your links where you want them. This is a great way to get started on the internet, especially if you're going to make money on the side. How to start a business from home is a skill that can be learned, but you need to have the patience to wait for results. As long as you get started, there will be plenty of time to learn and grow your business.
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    hello y'all! my name is Toni M. Morgan and I am from the great state of Mississippi, USA. I enjoy the web and surfing and reading random content. Hit me up for some chats!
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    Hey, my name is Mark i'm from the UK.I am a web designer /developer/SEO consultant and Graphic Designer.I have many years of experience as well as working in a variety of other indutries.I enjoy photoshop/ web design/going for walks and kickboxing in which I am a black belt.
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    Online forums are not dead and still maintain a great benefit to members and web visitors. It does not matter if your a business, marketer, blogger, or just an every-day joe; forums have their use. Online forums are an excellent resource for many reasons. Forums or online communities is a website where members can share knowledge, experiences, and ideas with other members. There are several active forums online, some focusing on specific industries and niches. Forum members share valuable information & experiences, which gives the community owner a tool to tailor their forum to suit the needs of their customers and clients. Online Identity Creating your forum profile is an opportunity to define who you are, be who you want to be, depending on the niche of the forum you join. Your forum identity goes beyond just your avatar and the about me on your profile. Your online identity is built through your actions and active participation. Engage in the forum discussions, post new questions and topics, help solve other issues, and start communication with other members. As you continue to build your identity, you will develop your brand's identity contributing to its future success. Gain More Knowledge Answering questions and showing some understanding of the topic, a forum member can improve their knowledge of their niche or industry. By answering questions, they strengthen their knowledge and leave a trail of experience behind them. A forum user posts a question or answers to learn more about their topic. By sharing this information, they help answer queries, which further leaves a trail of helpful information for other members. Benefits include interaction with other members and new ideas. Many businesses enjoy the flow of knowledge on forums, especially if the topic pertains to their industry. These members seek more relevant posts, knowing that the latest developments will probably be posted in the most relevant areas of the forum. Quality Backlinks All forums are not created or maintained equally. A well-managed forum will have a good presence on search engines, which will help produce organic traffic to your online business or website. Every time a forum member posts a question or reply, it creates another link to their website. People search for answers on forums regularly to understand more about the field they are working or learning. Even today, the most straightforward formula for any online business still holds; the more targeted traffic you can bring to your site, the more conversions you can have, resulting in more profits. Finding help A forum member posts to help solve problems, which is a basic human need. The members answer their questions, and the collective replies help the member to resolve the issue. A forum member posts a question to get answers to questions or issues that are previously not understood, which is a basic human need. The topic gets lots of responses from people with a wide range of experience, knowledge, and expertise. As members get the answer to their questions, the collective replies help the member to resolve the issue. The interaction on the forum leaves a trail of valuable feedback for the owner, which further adds to the usefulness of the online community. Natural Networking Forums offer a unique ability over physical and other connecting methods. Forums are always available, and if you remain active, your posts will always be found. Members and visitors who come across your topics, and find it interesting or helpful may connect & interact with you all day, every day. New Ideas Forums offer a wealth of information, knowledge, and experiences. The more active you are, the more discussions you will have in greater depths. The more conversations you participate in, the more likely it could spark business or product ideas anew. Even if a new million-dollar idea does not present itself, you will have made connections and have identified mutual opportunities to drive wider success The advantages of joining online forums far exceed these eight reasons why you should join a forum. However, regardless, if you join a community and do not engage and participate, you will not reap the benefits that come. Ready to join an online forum, join Market Street Forum, and start building for now & the future.
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    Many people are trying to figure out how to start affiliate marketing without having any experience at all. Many people end up frustrated because they end up not being able to find the right information that will help them begin affiliate marketing. The sad thing is that a lot of these beginners end up losing hundreds and thousands of dollars. Simply because they didn't know what to do when it came to setting up their website or blog, and believing they would save money buying "Done-for-you" systems and services. It is not a secret that affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money online. This is especially true if you have a product that people want to buy or if you can sell products on behalf of other companies. If you are already selling something, you may want to look into using another business opportunity to get more traffic to your own website. A good trick is to offer items that complement each other, even if provided by another company. You can try using Google Places or local business directories for marketing your website and finding affiliates. You may also want to check your email to see if anyone has expressed interest in buying something from you. Finally, you should focus on producing the kind of content that will encourage people to give you their contact information.
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    Affiliate marketing is one of the most widely practiced forms of internet marketing. It can be confusing at first, but once you understand how it works, it is a great way to make money. For the uninitiated, affiliate marketing is when you sell a service or product and get paid a commission when you bring them, customers. With an affiliate program, if you find a good product, you can share that product with others who are interested in it. The problem is there are thousands of affiliate programs, and each has its unique offers and sales tactics. However, when it comes to making money on the internet, it is more important to find a good program than to make the best deal you can. First, you should do some research into an affiliate program. Look into the reviews, make sure there are no complaints, and look at what other people are saying about the program. In fact, there are many different forms of affiliate marketing programs, so you will want to find a program that is compatible with your needs. Next, you should determine your income level. What percentage of your unrelated income will you be able to earn? If you have a very high salary, then the profit will be higher, but there may be an increase in your customer service costs, as well. It is essential to make sure that you are using a business that will give you a workable business plan and business operations manual. This way, you will be able to monitor your activity and see how it is progressing. You need to also make sure that the business that you are looking into has the ability to track and record gains from your website. This will allow you to see how your business is doing and to make adjustments if necessary. Lastly, look at the training and support for the business. Many businesses offer training or coaching services for their affiliates. This is an excellent opportunity to teach you new ways to make more money. In addition, the business also provides excellent customer service so that you can efficiently resolve any problems that you may encounter while working with them. When it comes to a business, there are always a lot of factors to consider. Although affiliate marketing may seem simple, there are so many details to think about. It can help to take time to learn more about the different types of businesses and the kind of business opportunities that are right for you. One of the things that you will find that you need to focus on with a business is advertising. Advertising will be the basis of any business and revenue stream. Still, when it comes to affiliate marketing, it is essential to be efficient and effective with your advertising. Many marketing companies will help you advertise, but you will want to make sure that they are using the proper methods to market your business. Some of the main ways to market your business include search engine optimization, creating articles, newsletters, and podcasting, and word of mouth. The key to making the most of your affiliate program is not only to be honest with yourself about your capabilities. Do not go into it blindfolded. Make sure that you know what you are getting into before signing up. Once you have all of these issues sorted out, you will be ready to market your business. The best way to find a company to work with is to talk to an online business directory. Many of the business directories assist and allow you to sign up online. The world of affiliate marketing is something that is very exciting and is a great way to start making money online. Take your time and do your research before you sign up for your affiliate program.
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