5 Factors To Consider Before Quitting A Job

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

While many would agree that the biggest reason for staying at a job is the financial incentive earned, others would disagree and throw in reasons like one’s passion, the pursuit of a new challenge, opportunities to learn, etc.

Nevertheless, most people would discover that money is still one of the biggest factors that determine the decision when a better job offer comes along.

It is not unreasonable to be money-driven however, there are other factors to consider and questions to ask before making a decision, including;

What do I want for my job, career, and life?

Most people make a huge mistake while quitting their job thinking they’ll just update their resume and start networking without being thoughtful about what their wants and how to get there.

For instance, studying to become a medical doctor maybe interesting but it will not help you achieve the flexible schedule you want. So also, if you’d like to make a career change, think about all the necessary steps. They may include more school, lower pay, or working your way up from the bottom–again.

What can you get from your current job?

If you love your current job and only have a problem with the payment, you may consider asking for a justifiable raise from your boss.

However, if your employer is unable to review your salary, you can negotiate for other incentives like flexible working hours, etc.

Also, outline your job description and compare it with the industry pay-scale to see if your current pay matches.

Do I have enough saved to cover nine to 12 months of expenses?

Financial planner, Susan Hirshman says a few years ago she told people to save enough for six months of expenses. Now she tells people they need nine to 12 months. 

Hirshman suggests mapping out fixed expenses like credit cards, transportation, and food, as well as factoring in the “what if” costs. 

Is the Time right?

The best factor to consider before quitting a job is the timing.

Consider if you have commitments that you have to fulfill. Are you’re in the middle of a busy season or working on a big project? You may want to honor those commitments so that your team isn’t left behind and you’re able to leave on good terms.

Also, it might be smart to wait a little longer if you’d like to receive your quarterly bonus, holiday vacation, and other bonuses.

Do I have the support of my family and friends?

Not many consider this factor but quitting your job affects the people in your life, so it’s important that you have an honest conversation with your family first. Your spouse or children may need to help or at least participate in some of your cost-cutting plans and need to be involved from the beginning.

Having a support system of friends or close colleagues who can help keep you on track while looking for a new job would be in your best interest.

In Summary;

Switching or quitting a job may sound fancy and look a lot more interesting than it actually is, which is why it is advisable to consider all factors before making a decision. If you are only interested in looking for simple ways to earn extra income, be sure to add VTpass partnership programs to your checklist.

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5 Electrical Safety Tips For This Rainy Season

Safety tips for the rainy season on VTpass

While the rainy season this year may seem to have arrived earlier than usual, we are very glad that the hot air has been lifted.

Marked with increased rainfall, thunderstorms, high winds, and flood, the rainy season could see a lot of electrical accidents, especially since water is a good conductor of electricity.

However, that informs the need for us to pay more attention to safety when dealing with electrical appliances this season.

Here are a few electrical safety tips you may need in this rainy season:

  1. Stay away from Flooded Areas:

Everyone is adviced to stay indoor or to find the closest shelter in the event of rain or storm.  But if you have to go out, it would be wise to avoid flooded areas, especially those close to heavy electrical equipment.

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2. Stay away from power lines during a storm:

The human body is a ready conductor of electricity and as such,  It is advised that you stay at least 10 feet away from a power line and anything touching it.

The proper way to move away from the line is to shuffle away with small steps, keeping your feet together and on the ground at all times. This way, it will minimize the potential for a strong electric shock.

3. Never leave Cut Wires astray:

In cases where you have wires on the floor or lying on the road in your area, it will be wise to either get a DisCo official to reconnect or safely tuck away the wires before the event of a rainstorm.

These wires may cause severe electrical hazards if they come in contact with water (provided current is flowing through the wire).

4. Avoid outdoor electrical tasks during rainfall:

Avoid high altitude during rainfall, as that presents a real danger of being struck by lightning – especially when climbing poles.

Never attempt electrical chores if you are not a trained engineer but if you have to, avoid doing this under the rain.

5. Take caution when close to Water:

Never touch anything electrical with wet hands or bare feet, always use caution when operating electrical appliances near water sources and all appliances.

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Remember that your correct meter number must be supplied when buying prepaid electricity.

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Pay AEDC & Other Electricity Bills On VTpass

Electricity bills payment on VTpass
Electricity bills payment made easy on VTpass

We will forever be grateful for technology, and its daily advancement as human life has been made easier since the advent of the Internet.

Similarly, payment of your PHCN electricity bills for either Prepaid or Postpaid meter has been made a lot easier, faster, and for your convenience.

Rather than commute to the PHCN office, you can now purchase electricity tokens for your prepaid meter or recharge your postpaid meter online at the convenience of your home or office.

How, you ask?

Here’s a breakdown on how to pay your electricity bills for Ikeja electric, Abuja electric, Kano electric, Jos electric, etc.

Steps:

  1. Visit www.vtpass.com / download the VTpass mobile app,
  2. Click on Electricity payment,
  3. Select your Electricity area & Meter type,
  4. Enter your correct Meter & Payment details
  5. Click Submit and get your Token instantly

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VTpass Commission Rates For ALL Partners

If you’re starting out as a VTpass agent or thinking of joining our network of entrepreneurs and curious about our commission rates; you’ve come to the right page!

Earning on VTpass is super easy; all you have to do is to create an account and activate an agent feature on your account (Terminal agent, Widget partner, Referal program or API) and start earning. Here’s how to become a become an agent:

  • Visit www.vtpass.com
  • Click “Register” to register on the website, fill in the details (email, phone number, etc).
  • After this, log in with your email and password.
  • Once you are logged in, click “My Earning”. You will see buttons to activate different types of agencies.
  • Choose the type of agency you want to activate and activate it.
  • Start marketing your services and start earning.

To become an API agent, simply call 08161675187 or send a mail to ibukun.f@broadshift.com

vtpass commission rates

As compared to other bills-payment platforms, VTpass allows you to earn on every transaction carried out as a partner with different commission rates attached to each service.

You equally get to enjoy other benefits attached to being a VTpass agent. For instance, as a terminal agent, you would not be charged the usual convenience rate of N100 for most services. Also, you would be eligible to participate in VTpass loyalty giveaways among other benefits.

Detailed below are VTpass commission rates for all agents. Now you can calculate how much you would earn for every transaction performed:

VTpass Agents Commission Rates

ServiceTerminal AgentWidgetAffiliateRefer a FriendAPI
Airtel Airtime VTU3.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%4.00%
MTN Airtime VTU3.00%0.70%0.70%0.70%3.00%
GLO Airtime VTU3.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%4.00%
9mobile Airtime VTU2.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%4.00%
DStv Subscription1.20%0.50%0.50%0.50%1.50%
Airtel Data3.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%4.00%
MTN Data3.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%3.00%
GLO Data3.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%4.00%
9mobile Data3.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%4.00%
GOtv Payment1.50%0.50%0.50%0.50%1.50%
Startimes Subscription1.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%2.50%
Ikeja Electric Payment – IKEDC1.50%0.50%0.50%0.50%2.00%
Eko Electric Payment – EKEDC0.50%0.30%0.30%0.30%0.80%
WAEC Result Checker PIN₦50.00₦20.00₦20.00₦20.00₦130.00
Abuja Electricity Distribution Company- AEDC1.20%1.00%1.00%1.00%1.30%
KEDCO – Kano Electric1.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%1.00%
PHED – Port Harcourt Electric0.50%0.50%0.50%0.50%2.00%
Website Design Deal – Hostparker
Smile Payment4.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%5.00%
Bank Deposit₦0.00₦0.00₦0.00₦0.00
Jos Electric – JED0.50%0.30%0.30%0.30%0.90%
SMSclone.com3.00%2.00%2.00%2.00%3.00%
Kaduna Electric – KAEDCO1.00%0.30%0.30%0.30%1.50%
9Mobile Airtime Pin3.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%4.00%
Third-Party Motor Insurance – Universal Insurance₦500.00₦200.00₦200.00₦200.00₦800.00
Smile Network Payment4.00%1.00%1.00%1.00%5.00%
IBEDC – Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company1.00%0.50%0.50%0.50%1.00%

Voila! There you have it. Now you know; so what are you waiting for? Sign-up now and activate an agent feature on your account to start earning.

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Post Events For Free On VTpass

Post your events for free on VTpass

Did you know that there is no such thing as too much event publicity?

If you already know this, then you would agree that it is best to seize every opportunity to publicize your event.

Now with VTpass, you can easily post your event and sell tickets to your shows, training, conference,etc. Also gain and invite more audience to your events when you post it on VTpass.

Simplify Your Planning With VTpass

Let’s help you sell your event tickets with a simple set-up process. Also, track ticket sales in real time from any device with 24/7 access to reports.

Grow Your Event Reach.

Drive additional sales through VTpass with over 500,000 daily website visitors and grow your brand presence.

We’ll also promote your event through our social media platforms.

How To Get Started;

Visit www.vtpass.com to register

Click on post your event to enter event details

Submit and relax while we help you sell your event tickets

Note that you can post both free and paid events.

Other VTpass Services;

You can also carry out other transactions on the VTpass platform to include;

  1. Purchase Airtime

2. Make payment for Data plan (Internet subscription)

3. Cable TV subscription payment – DSTV, GOTV, Startimes and other digital TV Services

4. Electricity Bills payment for both Prepaid and Postpaid meters.

5. Purchase WAEC result checker pins.

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5 Cheap Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s the Valentine season and we can already feel love in the air.

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VTpass.com- Bill payment platform

February 14, usually marked as St.Valentines day is just around the corner and usually, it’s a time to show your loved ones and romantic partners how much they mean to you.

While Valentine’s Day gifts may be a problem if you have a tight personal budget, many would agree that often times, it isn’t the gift that matters but the thought behind it.

Like the popular movie title “Love don’t cost a thing”,note that expressing your love doesn’t mean emptying your wallet.

Here is a compiled list of thoughtful yet affordable gestures for you to gift your partner this Valentines day;

The gift of Time

A couple enjoying Valentines day

One of the best ways to measure what is important to a person, what he/she treasures, is where and how they spend their time.

We often promise to spend time with loved ones then our busy life gets in the way. The person on the receiving end is disappointed and often feels too guilty to remind you of your promise.

This Valentine,plan an indoor date to enjoy your partner’s company.

You can play games, watch your favourite Tv shows, cook together, and make beautiful memories.

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Digital Photo frame

Couple Photo frame- VTpassBlog

They say its the little things that counts the most so why not get your pictures framed.

Do you have that special/awesome memory you both cherish and would love to frame? Get these photos framed by a professional or learn how to by watching DIY videos on Youtube.

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Prepare a delicious dinner

Prepare a delicious meal this Valentine with your partner

Nearly everyone has a favorite meal and your partner is no exception.

Its the perfect time to find out your partner’s best dish so you can surprise him/her on Valentine’s Day. However, if he/she doesn’t have any favorite meal, try to cook your favorite one.

Preparing a dish these days is easy as you can easily watch cooking shows or check for quick recipes on food-blogs, YouTube and lots more.

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A Box of cupcakes

A box of cupcakes for valentine- VTpassBlog

This would be a nice gesture to show your lady that you actually think of her.

Have a box of cake or cupcakes sent to her on Valentines day and you would make her happier than you can imagine.

Wallet/Bags

Handbags and Purses for Valentine -VTpass Blog

With so many online retails stores today, you can easily purchase affordable wallet,purse or bags for your loved ones within your budget.

This would be a great gift especially if he is one to use a wallet for a year.

Other gift ideas includes;

  • Perfumes
  • Customized mugs, shirts, throw pillows, etc
  • Wristwatches
  • Cuff-links, Ties, Belts
  • Dress for ladies, Shirts for guys
  • Headsets or speakers if your partner is a music lover
  • A book by their favorite writer or genre for book lovers


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QUICK TIPS ABOUT MAKING A WISE INVESTMENT

If you got a penny, you do not bury it in the ground to gather dirt. You utilise it to gain more pennies. So yes, this is an anecdote that emphasizes the need to not just make money, but to use the money to create wealth. In essence, this underscores the importance of investments. So, you have been meaning to invest in some business or venture. But you do not know how to go about it. Or you are very sceptical about the success of the whole enterprise. Well, here are some few handy tips that will take you through how to make a wise investment. But first, you would want to learn how to make life more convenient for you through VTpass.

So, VTpass is an online payment platform that enables you to make payments for your bills easily and quickly. With www.vtpass.com or with the VTpass app on your mobile phone, you can easily settle your electricity bills, data, airtime, TV subscriptions and much more. And yes, you can pay from wherever you are, at home, in the office. And you get to pay in just three easy steps:

-Log On -Select -Pay

This is quite a good way to save time, energy and money. So go on and pay those pending bills by logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass app for Android.

So, moving on, here are useful tips to help your investment plans run smoothly.

LEARN YOUR TRADE

It is very common to see people who want to invest in one thing or another. But they don’t know a nickel about whatever it is they are investing in. They trust the judgement of other people. And they believe things will work well if they put in good money and hire great people. This isn’t how it should be. Whatever it is you are going into, you have to learn the trade. You necessarily don’t have to be a PRO in the field. But you need just enough to keep you above your game. This is especially for those who want to go into stocks or cryptocurrency, not knowing what it all about can wreck an investor.

DO NOT TWO-TIME

Another mistake people make is getting the feeling they can do so many things at the same time. As much as being a serial entrepreneur is possible, there is the need to centralize on just one thing. The other things you do should be able to adjust or evolve to that one cause you are out to accomplish. Let’s say, you want to start a restaurant. It wouldn’t make sense to still want to start up a website company at the same time. But then, starting with a restaurant, giving it all the attention it deserves and then expanding it to a hotel or supermarket is a reasonable sort of two-timing.

SET GOALS

Following up on the last point, for your investment to be profitable, you need to see where you want your money to be even before it is there. You need to set goals. Your investment will become what you want it to be. So, dream big and work at it.

LEVERAGE ON FREE OPPORTUNITIES

Right in this world we are, there are very many opportunities out there. So your investment need not be your investment alone. You can go out there and act on leveraging the several opportunities available.

DON’T LISTEN TO GOSSIPS

Now, the news is different from gossips. You can get useful tips about your investments by putting your ears to the ground, and listen for real-time news. But do not, for once, pay attention to the gossips around. And don’t take any decision because everyone is taking it. Know what works for you and stick to it.

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Those who try to be rich overnight make their money from investments. And then, they go on to lose it all in one quick swoop. This is what greed and impatience can do. So, rather than trying to gather your retirement money all at once. Why not take it one step at a time. The sweetest of gains is the one that was bitter in the making.

So, you should now be able to put things in perspective. After knowing what you want to invest in, learn it. Then work your way up your own way. Don’t be distracted by the things on the sidelines. Look out for important opportunities. Grab it and keep doing what you know how to do best.

At VTpass, we love great ideas and we love to see people succeed. It is with this in mind that we are in the business of making life more easier for everyone. So that by logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass app, you can easily make payment for your everyday bills. Airtime, data, electricity bills, TV subscriptions, name it, you can settle them easily on VTpass. With VTpass, life can only get better.

DISTANT RELATIONSHIP: HOW TO KEEP IT GOING

Even more than any other month, February always seems to emit an aura of love and affection. So, it is not unlikely to hear more about relationships this month than in any other month. But while it can be quite a norm to address normal relationships within normal ranges. Other relationship types that might not fall within the “normal” are worth recognising too. In this sense, long distance relationships should be on note. The popular belief basically is that relationships across long distances have a very slim chance of working out well. And yes, this can be very true. However, long-distance relationships also have prospects for longevity when the partners in question adhere to certain conditions.

So, in this turn, here are tips on how to keep a long distance relationship going.

Talk

Take it or leave it, the most important tip in keeping a distant relationship is talking. This is the only weaponry faraway lovers have in bonding. Usually, there is a lot to talk about, it only takes the patient ones to find the right conversations and delve deep. You can talk about your goals, the ground rules you need to observe, serious things, playful things. You can also make reference to your adventures, your emotions, your expectations…

Really, going on to talk about anything and everything; to greet each other good morning and good night will definitely avoid any sort of miscommunication. And it will give room to more closeness.

VTpass, an online payment platform, provides just the right atmosphere for your conversations to lengthen and grow. Through VTpass, you can easily buy your airtime and data for your voice calls, video calls and social media chats. By logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass mobile app on Google Play Store, you can conveniently buy yourself a time with your distant lover in just three easy steps.

Log On

Select

Pay

Trust

Also, the vital key to a long distance relationship is trust. Partners in two exclusive places must be able to trust each other to remain faithful. Jealousy, strife, insecurities, these are the fastest way to quell a relationship. So they are best avoided.

Treats

Who says faraway couples can’t give themselves beautiful treats? So, your partner lives far away alright? But there really ain’t a place we can’t get to in this world. SO, why not take the time once in a while to visit each other. And then make the best of the time doing what you both enjoy. Also, you can stay afar off and still have fun. Delivery, online shopping, digital gifts, all these can spice your relationship

Truth

So yes, everyone thinks it’s good to be open in a relationship, right? Well, in a long distance relationship, the level of openness has to double. Because you are afar off, every shred of information must pass round between the two couples all the time.

Tricks

It is not really a great idea to be playing games in a long distance relationship. But it is not equally a bad idea if you spring up surprises on each other, play pranks and make things fun. Online games

The Train

Honestly, long distance ain’t really the ideal thing. So, as soon as it can be over with, then you should get it over with. So, two couples in love should as much as possible keep looking at the train and be eager to go home.

In more ways than one, VTpass makes any relationship, especially the long-distance relationships very tolerable. Through the convenience offered in paying bills and making everyday services accessible to everyone. By logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass mobile app for Android, you can make payment for your data and airtime in the easiest way possible. Why not come aboard today to keep your relationship alive.

CHELSEA AND BARCELONA FACEOFF

Now and always, the UEFA League brings together clubs from various parts of the world in drilling matches. And this year’s matches have been no exception. As for more reasons than one, the matches have they been quite spectacular. Also, having several clubs from several other leagues play on the same field is nothing short of thrilling. But there is really nothing like having an English club play against a Spanish club. Well, this is what is about to go down today in today’s match. But the teams playing are no mere English or Spanish clubs. They are top contenders in their various leagues. In no plain words, we are talking about the Chelsea-Barcelona face-off that is happening live today. Just by paying attention to the build-up before the match, it is easy to tell just how spectacular it would be.

Now, you wouldn’t want to miss this match for any reason in the world. But then, things happen. You go to work and come home to find that your TV subscription has not been renewed. Or maybe you are caught in traffic. And you somehow tried to renew your data subscription just to stream the match, but the network is killing. Worse still, you are already in the middle of the match, and your data or TV subscription expires. Now, this can be some sore eyes situation.

Well, you do not have to worry about this anymore. With VTpass, you can successfully watch the Chelsea vs. Barcelona match without any hiccups. This is because VTpass makes it so very convenient to renew your TV subscription, electricity bills, airtime and data. In three easy, quick steps, you can get to make the match really accessible to you. All you need do is log on, select and pay.

And yes, VTpass is less susceptible to the glitches of bad technological services. So, you can be sure that today’s battle between these two top contenders will be in the palm of your hands. So, go on and log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass app on Google Play Store and renew your data or TV  subscription.

VTPASS WISHES YOU A HAPPY VALENTINE DAY

It’s time. The season we have all been waiting for. It is here. It’s finally February 14th, 2018. And you know what that means. It is Valentine’s day. So, at VTpass, we would like to know. How have you been spending your day? Are you going all out to have fun? Or are you locked somewhere, spending your day in the quietest way possible? We would really like to hear from you. You can reach us on any of our social media handles @vtpass. No doubt, the season is sure to become even more fun with the fabulous offers VTpass has in hand. Impress your loved ones this season by granting them a priceless gift.

With VTpass, you can pay the electricity bills, airtime, data, tv subscriptions and other expenses of your loved ones. Wouldn’t it be such a blessing to have someone settle the bills for a while? That’s a more-than-enough Valentine gift for someone. And what’s more, you can also send this present from anywhere you are. Say, you are at work and you need to surprise someone in another part of the country. With VTpass, you can easily go on to do this. All you need is the phone number of the person. And if you want to show love by paying up the electricity bills, then the meter number will do.

VTpass has proven, over time, to be yet one of the fastest, easiest and more convenient way to express emotions, say things the way they are and shoot your shot. So, what are you waiting for? Why not go on to start sending the VTpass Val gifts.

But even more, this Valentine, you can be one of the lucky ones to win a 10% discount voucher on all the services you buy from us. So, if you need to buy airtime worth #1000, you get it for #900. And winning is very simple. All you have to do is,

  1. List five services VTpass offers on your page and mention @vtpass.
  2. Also, use the hashtag #VTpassVal2018.
  3. Once we receive this, you will be credited with a 10% discount voucher.

Again, you can tell your lover or bae you love him/her without using the word ‘love’. Once you mention@vtpass or use the hashtag #VTpassVal2018, you will be given a 10% discount voucher. With VTpass, everyone is a winner this Valentine. Because regardless of who we are or where we are, we all deserve love; we all deserve a life of convenience. And you can get convenience at its best while making your everyday bills. All you need to do is log on to www.vtpass.com or download the VTpass mobile app for Android. From VTpass, we wish everyone a Happy Valentine.