Brighton Hove Albion 1 Arsenal 1

Brighton ended a run of three consecutive defeats by holding a disjointed Arsenal to a draw at the Amex Stadium. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang curled in the opening goal following fine work from Alexandre Lacazette after just seven minutes. The Gunners dominated the opening half hour and the Seagulls required two superb saves from goalkeeper Mat Ryan on Aubameyang to stay in the game. Arsenal right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner then made a poor mistake, heading a long ball into the path of Brighton striker Jurgen Locadia, who rounded Bernd Leno to equalise on 35 minutes.

Mesut Ozil was replaced at half-time but the visitors failed to regain their early composure and rarely tested Brighton’s defence. The hosts pressed for a winner, catching out a ragged Arsenal on the counter-attack, but Locadia and Solly March both missed promising chances. Arsenal remain fifth in the table, but are now two points behind Chelsea, who beat Watford 2-1 on Wednesday night.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery and Ozil have had a curious relationship this season and the decision to substitute the midfielder for Alex Iwobi at half-time will only add to that intrigue. Emery recently insisted Ozil has a future at the club and the former Germany international responded with an inspirational performance in victory over Burnley but could not exert the same influence here.

Using Your Money To Make More Money

People put huge amounts of time into working in the modern world. As the reward for your toil, you will be given a paycheck each month which you have to live on, with all of your food, clothing, and other essentials being drawn from the pot. Alongside the purchases you need to make, though, most people also like to make sure that they are saving as much as they can. To make your earnings go even further, this post will be exploring the work which can go into using the money you have to make even more of the stuff.

Online Investments

Over the last few years, online investments have become far more accessible than they used to be. With improvements to the technology which drives these systems, loads has changed which has made them far more useful to normal people. To take advantage of something like this, you need to be willing to put some time into learning about it. Once you find a good automated trading system, it will be worth spending some time to get to grips with the way that a market like this works.

Setting Up Shop

One of the key elements which have made websites like eBay so successful is the fact that they give normal users the ability to sell as if they have their own online store. By simply buying some cheap items from a country like China, you can start to sell at a rate which will earn you a surprising profit. Taking full advantage of this is easy, especially if you’re willing to spend a little bit of money in the process.

Peer Lending

When a business needs money in the modern world, the options which they have available are far more varied than those found in the past. As one of the key standouts in this, though, is a rather simple idea; groups of people contributing to a large loan. If you have some money lying around, peer lending can give you the chance to lend it to a company, offering the same return that a bank would get from action like this.

Better Banks

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about action which can be taken by those who would prefer to keep their money safe above all else. Banks will always offer differing rates on the accounts which they have available. Some will be higher than others, and this means that you can often find a much better deal if you’re willing to switch. Most financial companies have simple systems in place which are designed to make a process like this easier.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of making more money out of the money you already have. With the amount of people looking towards this sort of goal in the modern world, there are loads of resources available to help you out, and getting stuck into research shouldn’t be too hard.

Building Your Social Media Presence in the New Year

We’re fast approaching the new year and many of us are aiming to make positive changes to our lifestyle that make us feel a whole lot more positive about ourselves and our lives. Now, social media has got a bit of a bad rep lately. Some say that they promote a standard of life that is beyond the majority of our means. Some say that people develop unrealistic perceptions of themselves and others. Some say that we waste too much time on it. But the key to everything is moderation and you can work social media to your advantage. You could make money from social media, you could meet new people, you could learn to love yourself – and what better time to start building your social media presence than the new year? Here are a few steps to get this venture off the ground!

Take High Quality Pictures

The majority of us take pictures on our smartphones nowadays. Sure, smartphone cameras are dramatically improving in quality, but you really can tell the difference when you use professional equipment. Why not invest in a DSLR camera and learn how to use it. You’ll have to get used to all sorts of technical photographic jargon such as “aperture”, “ISO”, and “aspect ratio”, and you will have to develop your own unique style. But being able to take top quality pics of yourself and your life will all be worth it! If you are interested in getting truly unique shots from different angles, you might want to consider investing in a drone of sorts. This can take aerial shots. Just make sure to check the drone’s image quality before buying – different drones have different purposes so they’re not all built equal.

Settle on a Colour Scheme

It’s also a good idea to come up with some sort of colour scheme that can tie all of your images together. Continuity is much more aesthetically pleasing. It can be subtle, but tying your images together with colour can make your whole feed look a lot better than if you mish mash different colours together. Of course, you don’t have to stick to this strictly, but it’s something worth bearing in mind!

Think Up Unique Captions

Most of us add a simple emoji for our captions. But why not engage with your followers and the people who are liking your pics? Come up with unique and fun captions that convey your personality and open up opportunity for conversation with others in your comments or DMs.

These are just a few steps that you can follow in order to help build your social media presence in the new year! They can greatly boost your interaction and increase the number of followers that you have and likes that you receive. Of course, instagram and perceptions of popularity aren’t everything. But they can be fun things to engage with regardless!