Triple your Instagram followers

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By Web Techpreneur

Get Instagram Followers: 12 Exclusive Way 3x Your Followers

Instagram followers are more engaged than Facebook or Twitter followers. Instagram post help to make the new audience to your customer although Instagram has only some features but they are enough to attract more peoples towards your business or website.

Now Instagram is World’s Three most popular social network. that have 800+ million monthly users.

Instagram has features of uploading images and videos. here in the bio section, you can add only one URL to your website but this will be enough if you have followers and trends.

Info! This post cover trick for both Brand (Website, Company and Service) Owner or Regular Instagram User.
Do you know: Internal links open in new window Happy Reading 😀 

Here I shared my 12 tricks that use on my Instagram to get more followers and engage with more peoples.

Get More Instagram Followers

Instagram has features of uploading a new post and story so there are some tricks to use these tricks when you upload your next Instagram post. Here are 12 ways to get more Instagram followers:

1. Create a Complete Profile

Create a complete profile with right name, username, profile picture, description and add a Website.

Instagram has two type of accounts

  1. Personal Account – Personal account for a regular Instagram user.
  2. Business Account – Business account for Company, Websites, Blogs and Services

When you create a new account this account will be a personal account, You can switch freely your personal account to business account.

Trick-1: Use Business Account instead of Personal Account Whatever you are.

In business account, you will get more features of Instagram like

  1. Insight of your profile
  2. Insight of every post
  3. Promotion option
  4. Contact option(Phone, mail, Address) for your audience

Use Business Account and get every state and provide more info to your followers.

2. Connect with Facebook

Facebook is used by 2 billion people all across milky way galaxy. 😯

And we all have thousands of friends on Facebook account, and we all know that owner of Facebook and Instagram is same.

When we link Insta account to facebook account, Every friend of Facebook that use Instagram get notification of your new joining on Instagram. Due to this notification, your friends love to follow you.

And you got Instagram followers from your Facebook friends.

Doubt!

If you are:

Regular User: Connect Insta with your Facebook profile.

Brand Owner: If you are running a website and want followers for your brand(Blog, Website, Company) you should also connect your Brand with your Facebook profile.

I think! we can connect multiple Insta accounts to a single Facebook profile.
Trick-2: In each case Connect Instagram Account to Facebook Profile.

3. Upload Featured Image of Brand/Life

If you are a blogger you should upload featured image of the blog into your Insta account, by this users get that you had written about this and if they find helpful this for them they will definitely click on your site.

Trick-3: Upload Every New Featured Image of Blog, Website and your Products

4. Every Insta Post with A lot of #HashTags

#Hashtag play a very important role in post When you attached a hashtag into the post, this post will show many tabs according to your added hashtags.

Keep in mind: Instagram allows you to add up to 30 hashtags.

Some tools for find Trending #HashTags

1. Webstagram – for Most Popular Instagram Hashtags and Instagram Popular Users.
2. TagBlender – More Insta #HashTags category wise.
Trick:-4: Add Latest Trending A Lot of #HashTags into your Insta Post & Story

5. Add GeoTag(Location) in Insta Post & Story

Instagram also has featured Add location to Insta Post & Story and you should take advantage of this feature to get more people attraction and new customers.

Store Owners – Add the location of town and area of your store where you provide your service.

Bloggers – Add location where your blog is growing means from where you are getting visitors.

Freelancer – Add location, where you can find clients.

Regular User – Add the location of your town and city where you live or where you are.

Trick-5: Add Location to Every Insta Post & Story according to your Passion.

6. Tag People into Insta Image

Tag your Insta post to related people and profiles.

Tag peoples who are with you in image or tag who is relevant to your field. you can also tag Images to your friends and family member.

The benefit of adding more people is when you tag people in your post this post also saved in their(tagged people) profile. it increases your presence and reach to more peoples profile.

Why you save yourself in own profile if you have the option to enter others profile.

Trick-6: You’re not alone here If 2+ Billion people on the internet.

7. Share on Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler

Connect Instagram with your Facebook page/profile as well Twitter account and if you have Tumbler account also connect this to your Tumbler account.

Advantage of this 

  1. The image automatically shares in three more places.
  2. hashtag keep same on other social networks.
  3. Location tag also keeps same.
Trick-7: Don’t Forget, Share On Facebook, Twitter and Tumbler.

My Post on Insta

 

8. Comments on other Stuff

The more you comment on other’s photos the more followers your recieve. – Neil Patel

Trick-8: Comments on Popular Profiles & Trend post before they got old.

9. Pinterest Graphic in Grid

Pinterest is one of my favourite social network.

I have found many blogs who are getting more traffic from Pinterest than organic traffic That’s True!.

If you have a large collection of images and infographics as well as Boards you will start getting traffic from Pinterest

Many brand owners including me make Image and Infographics for Pinterest. These Pinterest images can be upload on Facebook and Twitter even without resizing them.

But These images can be not uploaded directly on Instagram due to their large size. 😥

Pinterest Image size is 735 px * 1102 px (1 : 1.5) while Instagram post size is 1080 px *1080 px (1 : 1)

There is a great difference between them, then what.

Use Layout from Instagram: collage App(A Instagram Add-on) simply download this from play store and attach two Pinterest image vertically in the grid. 😎

your Pinterest Images are now ready for uploading on Insta.

Trick-9: Use Layout from Instagram: collage App and make Pinterest Image for Insta.
instagram follower

10. Right Day More Followers

On average Sunday post get more attractions vs another day of the week.

Prepare your stuff for Sunday and then on Sunday make it Boom. 😆

Trick-10: Upload Images & story more on Sunday.

11. Insta Story with Tags & Location

Add an Insta story with tag & Location, it will show in tag and location tab.

And people who are suffering these tags get your story and who are looking for a place also get your amazing story.

Trick-11: Add story of your day with tag and location

12. Out of Niche Post

Sometimes we should make some post out of our niche.

My Example:

When I join Instagram for WebTechPreneur first I post my Blog Featured Images approx 10-12 and then one day I post an Iron Man 😎 Photo and then I found likes on Iron Man photo is more than compare to any another image.

Then I realise sometimes we should make out of niche post.

We can post images of:
  1. Our workspace.
  2. Festivals & Celebrations.
  3. Store & Shop
  4. Site Making
  5. Our creativity

And whatever that you want to share with your audience.

Some places that give me some extraordinary images are Canva and Creative market.

Canva is a great hub for Graphics and it also provides Festival images and etc.

Creative market also provides handmade beautiful and attractive Instagram templates.

6 Free Design Assets

from Creative Market

Powered by Creative Market

trick-12: Share what you love, celebrate, how you do your work.

Final Words

This is my strategies on Instagram, today here I shared ever point that I use on Instagram to get the new audience and Instagram followers.

Try these tricks on yourself and share what result you get.

Good Luck

– Divesh Diggiwal

I hope, you could learn at least a little bit more about how to increase your Instagram followers. To stay up to date. Just like my Facebook Fanpage: The Doan’s Blog. Further reading: What is Digital Marketing? Most popular blog article: International money.

 

What is link building?

Link building

What is link building?

In the last article, we already talked about, what backlinks are. If you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here. Because backlinks are important this article will focus on building links. In general, the more backlinks you have, the better it is and the higher quality the backlinks are, the better it is, too, but what are high quality backlinks again? It’s a link from a website with high PageRank score. Its score is from 0 to 10. 10 is the highest score to achieve. For example Wikipedia has a PageRank of 9. So getting a backlink from a website with such a high PageRank is very very recommendable and it worth more than many backlinks of lower PageRank. Besides the backlink has to come from a website, which is related to your blog niche. If you are writing about travel, but the backlink comes from a website/blog about marketing, it won’t be as valuable as backlinks from more related websites/blogs. Now, here comes some link building methods:

  1. Media. Especially infographics gets shared way more often than just plain text articles. I’ve also done an infographic. Check it out on this blog article: What is SEO?
  2. Guest blog. Write an article for another blogger. Especially a well established one is very beneficial.
  3. Competitors. You can look at your competitors, where they get their backlinks from and do the same thing as they did.
  4. List yourself in directories. CrunchBase is one of many popular directories to get listed.
  5. Use social share buttons, so it is easier to get shared.

That’s actually basically it. As simple as that. To stay up to date. Just like my Facebook Fanpage: The Doan’s Blog. Further reading: What is Digital Marketing? Most popular blog article: International money.

Google

Google

Google

It is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Its revenue comes mostly from AdWords. It was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, California, US. Together, they own about 14 percent of its shares and control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated it as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and it moved to its new headquarters in Mountain View, California, nicknamed the Googleplex. In August 2015, it announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a conglomerate called Alphabet Inc. Google, Alphabet’s leading subsidiary, will continue to be the umbrella company for Alphabet’s Internet interests. Upon completion of the restructure, Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO replacing Larry Page, who became the CEO of Alphabet.

The company’s rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond its core search engine (Google Search). It offers services designed for work and productivity (Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It’s full package is also known as G Suite), email (Gmail), scheduling and time management (Google Calendar), cloud storage (Google Drive), social networking (Google+), instant messaging and video chat (Google Hangouts), language translation (Google Translate), mapping and turn-by-turn navigation (Google Maps/Earth/Street View), video sharing (YouTube), note-taking (Google Keep), and photo organizing and editing (Google Photos). The company leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, the Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, a lightweight operating system based on the Chrome browser. It has moved increasingly into hardware; from 2010 to 2015, it partnered with major electronics manufacturers in the production of its Nexus devices, and in October 2016, it released multiple hardware products (including the Pixel smartphone, Home smart speaker, Wifi mesh wireless router, and Daydream View virtual reality headset). The new hardware chief, Rick Osterloh, stated: „a lot of the innovation that we want to do now ends up requiring controlling the end-to-end user experience“. It has also experimented with becoming an Internet carrier. In February 2010, it announced Google Fiber, a fiber-optic infrastructure that was installed in Kansas City; in April 2015, it launched Project Fi in the United States, combining Wi-Fi and cellular networks from different providers; and in 2016, it announced the Google Station initiative to make public Wi-Fi available around the world, with initial deployment in India.

Alexa, a company that monitors commercial web traffic, lists Google.com as the most visited website in the world. Several other services also figure in the top 100 most visited websites, including YouTube and Blogger. It is the most valuable brand in the world as of 2017, but has received significant criticism involving issues such as privacy concerns, tax avoidance, antitrust, censorship, and search neutrality. Its mission statement, from the outset, was „to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful“, and its unofficial slogan was „Don’t be evil“. In October 2015, the motto was replaced in the Alphabet corporate code of conduct by the phrase „Do the right thing“, while the original one was retained in the code of conduct of it. Around May 2018, the slogan was silently removed from the code’s clauses, leaving only one generic reference in its last paragraph.

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YouTube

YouTube

YouTube

It is an American video sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, US. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion after only 1 year of operating. YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries.

YouTube allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users. It offers a wide variety of user-generated and professional videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, and Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed potentially inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.

YouTube earns advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. Google AdSense is also used in many websites and blogs to generate passive income. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Red, a subscription service offering ad-free access to the website and access to exclusive content made in partnership with existing users.

As of February 2017, there are more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content are watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2017, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company. One of the most popular videos is Gangnam style with over 3 billion views. Not that currently, there are about 7.5 billion people on earth right now.

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Facebook

Facebook

Facebook

It is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California, USA. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

First, the founders initially limited the website’s membership to Harvard students. Later they expanded it to higher education institutions in the Boston area, the Ivy League schools, and Stanford University. Facebook gradually added support for students at various other universities, and eventually to high school students. Since 2006, anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old has been allowed to become a registered user of Facebook, though variations exist in this requirement, depending on local laws. The name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students. Facebook held its initial public offering (IPO) in February 2012, valuing the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company with a starting price of $38 for each stock. It began selling stock to the public three months later. Facebook makes most of its revenue from advertisements that appear onscreen. Also called as Facebook Ads. It makes money mostly from its ads.

Facebook can be accessed from a large range of devices with Internet connectivity, such as desktop computers and mobile devices. After registering, users can create a customized profile indicating their name, occupation, schools attended and so on. Users can add other users as „friends“, exchange messages, post status updates, share photos, videos and links, use various software applications („apps“), and receive notifications of other users‘ activity. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups organized by workplace, school, hobbies or other topics, and categorize their friends into lists such as „People From Work“ or „Close Friends“. Additionally, users can report or block unpleasant people.

Facebook has more than 2.2 billion monthly active users as of January 2018. Its popularity has led to prominent media coverage for the company, including significant scrutiny over privacy and the psychological effects it has on users. In recent years, the company has faced intense pressure over the amount of fake news, hate speech and depictions of violence prevalent on its services, all of which it is attempting to counteract. In the US people spend on average 40 minutes per day on Facebook.

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What are backlinks? | Backlinks

backlinks

What are backlinks?

Backlinks are inbound links / external links referring to other websites, which is the biggest part of offsite SEO. If you don’t know, what it is, read this! What is offsite SEO? Technically, it is a HTML tag, which looks like this: <a href=“http://www.denisdoan.com“>Denis Doan</a>. Denis Doan in this HTML tag is called anchor text and it also should contain the keyword.

Backlinks are important, because it can help you get ranked higher on Google. Why? Because it acts as a recommendation to your website. The more popular that website is the better that backlink is regarded, which means, if you get a backlink from CNN, it would be much more worth than many links from unknown websites. On top of that, you also get traffic from that backlink. For sure, it is possible to be ranked on the 1st on Google without any backlinks, but that’s the rare case, because the competition is very low and the niche is very special.

Link Building

Getting backlinks is also called link building. There are many ways to get backlinks. Here are a few of them:

  1. Great content. Content, that it is very interesting for your audience, that they want to share or even to mention on their websites. I also often share interesting articles on my Facebook account. Not only the content itself has to be great, but also it has to be SEO optimized for example at least 300 words with about 2,5% keyword density.
  2. Promotion. In the classic marketing there 4Ps. So not only your product or services has to be great, but if nobody knows about it, you can’t sell it. So a good way to promote yourself is being active any many social media channels. For example I’m active on Quora and answer a lot of questions related to my niche: Quora Denis Doan.
  3. Guest blogging. By guest blogging you can get valuable link to your blog or website. Just make sure you provide great and unique content for popular websites like Entrepreneur.comForbes.comHuffington Post etc.
  4. SlideShare. You can put your interesting presentation to SlideShare to get valuable links.
  5. Business. Team up with other Freelancers and Businesses helps to extend your product or services and even backlinks.

The influence of the link building will start about days till months later depending on the competitiveness of the industry you are in and the popularity of the website, that links to you.

So that’s basically it. To stay up to date, just like my Facebook Fanpage: The Doan’s Blog. Further readings: What is SEO? What is offsite SEOWhy keyword research? What is Digital Marketing? What is SEM?

What is onpage SEO?

Onpage SEO

What is onpage SEO?

Onpage SEO also known as onsite SEO is a method to optimize your website to get ranked higher on search engines. If you don’t know, what SEO is, read this! What is SEO? Onpage SEO can be divided into 2 parts. The technical SEO and the content optimization. Offsite/offpage SEO has more to do with link building / backlinks. If you want to know, what offsite SEO is, read this! What is offsite SEO? So to get ranked high on Google as fast as possible, you have to do both.

content

Content

Your content has to meet certain requirements, so that the search engines prefer your content over other contents. The length of the text should be at least 300 words and the keyword density should be about 2,5%. Besides, it has to be your own content, you are writing. No copies. The page title and meta description also should have the keyword. Now it starts getting a little bit more technical. Meta description is a HTML tag, which you put on the header of the HTML file. If you use images like me, it has to be properly named with keywords. The URL of your blog article should contain keywords, too. Internal linking is also important. In this blog article for example, I’ve referred to my other articles like offsite SEO and at the end of this article, I will give your more articles for further reading.

Pagespeed

Technical SEO

With this Google Tool, you can check, how fast your website loads. If it takes too much time to load, you have to optimize it then. Either HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Cache, pictures etc. The faster your website or blog gets loaded, the better it is ranked. When you use pictures, make sure, that those pictures get compressed before uploading it. I forgot to compress an image and the PageSpeed score was below 50 instantly, although that picture was only 4 MB, but after optimizing it, it was only about 200 KB.

There are also nice tools to use like Google Analytics. After implementing it on your website, it can measure, how many visitors you have on your website. How long they stay on your website and where they come from etc. Pretty useful insights to find out, which SEO move works best for you.

So that’s basically it. To stay up to date, just like my Facebook Fanpage: The Doan’s Blog. Further readings: What is offsite SEOWhy keyword research? What is Digital Marketing? What is SEM?                                                  My Web Agency Sites4Businesses is providing SEO services. Feel free to contact it: Sites4Businesses.

What is offsite SEO?

offpage seo

What is offsite SEO?

If you don’t know, what SEO is, read this! What is SEO? Offpage/offsite SEO are techniques, which are out of the website. Backlinks are the most important part. The more backlinks you have, the higher you will get ranked on the search engine. Not only the quantity plays a role, but also the quality of the backlink. It is mainly determined by the domain authority of the website.

backlink

This is, how a backlink looks like. It’s a link from another website to your website. So if I click on the link www.denisdoan.com, it would refer to my website. As simple as that. In order to get backlinks, you have to build it. That’s why it is called link building. Pretty straightforward. It’s also possible to buy links, but these kinds of artificially getting links are called black hat SEO. You will get punished by the search engine by getting your ranking lowered.

Before moving on, I will tell you the types of links. No follow links are links, that doesn’t improve the search ranking. It is implemented in HTML and it looks like this: <a href=“http://www.denisdoan.com/“ rel=“nofollow>Denis Doan</a>. So you just add this attribute rel to the a tag. It is like a tool for webmasters to prevent spamming. Links on Social Media like Facebook, Twitter etc. are nofollow links, so they don’t have an impact on SEO. The normal links as you can see above are the follow links. They have an influence on the search ranking.

Next, there are inbound and outbound links. Inbound links are backlinks, that are from other websites referring to your website. Like on the 1st example, I had an inbound link from Crunchbase. Outbound links are links on your website referring to other websites. I could put here a link to blogging referring to a Wikipedia article. Last but not least to confuse you more, there are also internal links. Those links refer to another blog article on the blog. Later there are internal links referring to other related blog articles of mine. External links are like outbound links. These are links on your website referring to other websites.

To get links your content should be so good, that other webmaster wants to refer to your content. Guest blogging is also a way to build links, but it is more artificial than natural. Social media does play a role in SEO, but not that much, but the more your content/website get shared/followed the better it is. Social bookmarking sites are helpful too: Stumbleupon. Hint: That was an external/outbound link. So that was a quick introduction to offsite SEO. I hope, I could clarify a little bit. If not, feel free to contact me.

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What is keyword research used for?

keywords

Keyword research is used for e.g. in content marketing, SEO and SEA. If you want to know, what SEO is, read this: What is SEO? Keyword is a search term, that you look up in Google e.g. best bars Los Angeles. There are many types of keywords. One of them are generic keywords. These are keywords, which have a broad scope and nothing specific to a niche, location etc. For example SEO is a generic keyword. The other type of keywords are longtail keywords like the example above. Generic keywords are mostly very competitive, because many other people are already using it. That’s why for a newbie, it is recommendable to use longtail keywords.

It is very good to find out, what kind of topic your potential reader want to read, so that you can get targeted visitors to your website. So it is a good way to do market research. There is a tool to find out, which keyword has much search traffic on Google. You also can find out, how much competition already exists for that specific keyword. This tool is provided by Google itself and it is called keyword planner, which is free to use. Very handy!

keyword planner

Here is an example using the keyword planner. As you can see 100k to 1m people search worldwide for this topic SEO. The good thing about it, there is not much competition too, which means it is relatively easy to get your content ranked high with the keyword SEO.

keyword planner 2

You also can specify the location for example in your area to find out, how popular the keyword is. As you can see there are between 1k to 10k people search for it per month in Los Angeles and there is more competition in this field, which means, there is more content about it. It also can mean, that there are many SEO professionals and SEO agencies in Los Angeles. The higher the competition, the more difficult it will be to be ranked high on the search engine. There are many search engines out there e.g. Google, Bing, Yahoo etc. to name a few.

A similar tool is called Google Trends and it looks like this: Google Trend

As you can see, currently US Americans are very interested in Trump administration. There are also more tools e.g. Moz, Google Search Console etc.

So this is how keyword research looks like. Quick and easy. To stay up to date, just like my Facebook Fanpage: The Doan’s Blog. Further reading: What is SEO? What is SEM? What is Digital Marketing?

Being an expat in Dublin

expats

Ireland is a great country for expats. All the big US Americans are here. That’s why it is also known as the European version of Sillicon Valley. For example the Headquarter of Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Dell, VMware, Kingston, Intel, Adobe, Symantic, Airbnb etc. just to name a few. Ireland also uses € Euros as a currency, but North Ireland uses £ British pounds, because only North Ireland is part of the UK, so Brexit only effects them. Please keep that in mind for visa issues later on.

Because I’m a German citizen, I don’t need any visa or work permit. It’s like I’m working in my home country, which is very convenient and it saves money, but as an EU citizen, you also have to do some paperwork. You just have to apply for the PPS number and Bank account. It has to be an Irish Bank account, not any EU Bank account, which requires you a little bit more paperwork. In order to get the PPS number, you have to provide your passport, ID and evidence of address. A tenancy agreement can be regarded as proof of evidence. Please bear in mind, that the opening hours of such authority is only during normal Business hours, which means, it is recommended to apply for the PPS number before your start date. In order to open a bank account you have to provide your passport and your PPS number. That is basically it. Same like local citizen.

Tax in Ireland is more straight forward than in Germany. If your salary is below 32 800€, the tax will be 20%. If it is above this limit, it will be 40%. For example the net salary of annually 32 000€ is the same like 37 000€ in Germany. Actually you can not compare it like this way, because the health insurance in Germany is pretty, so you do not need a private health insurance. So it is like you get, what you paid for. Having a private health in Germany is most of the case just a status symbol like having a fancy car.

The living cost is pretty high for low quality. That’s why Ireland got money from the EU like other poor countries. Since the joining of the European Union in 1973 it received €50bn, but it a few years ago, but a few years ago, it started contributing to the EU. There are many old houses. It looks like the war is recently over or something, so not very inviting to stay there. So if you want to stay in very pretty, modern and well designed apartments, it is better to go to Zürich. They have the best apartments I’ve ever seen in my life. It looks like paradise, although I have no clue, how a paradise supposes to look like. Haha. The average salary for graduates is €25 000, which is pretty low compared to Germany with €44 000, which is about 75% higher in Germany. Although the tax in Ireland is a little bit lower than in Germany, it can’t compensate that big difference. The rent price in Dublin for a double room is on average 1000€ per month, which is about 50% till 70% higher than in Germany. Considering the low salary and the high living cost, Germany is more than 100% better than Dublin. With the low salary and high living cost, you only can afford bread and water. Because I have more than 1 income stream, I could afford beer sometimes 😀

In terms of infrastructure, Dublin has no metro to the city center from the airport. Only buses. German cities with similar amount of population have already a metro to the city center. So Dublin is falling about half century from behind. The whole city has only 3 lines and the buses don’t have air conditioners. The good thing about it, you don’t need to go to sauna any more. German cities with that size of Dublin have at least 10 metro lines. You might argue, that I could buy a car, but I will only buy a car, if I know, where I will settle down, but after being to 22 different countries, I still have no idea, where to settle down :D. It is really difficult to find a better place than Germany. Germany is one of the richest country in Europe and in the world. It is hard to beat that. That’s why Germany is the 2nd immigration country right after the US. I’m happy not being an expat in Dublin / Ireland any more. It’s not easy to get used to that kind of low life quality.

Although Ireland is part of the EU, it uses a British socket, which is quite confusing.

British socket

So do not forget to take an adapter with you. There are quite many Brazilians, which is surprising, when I arrived there. In Germany I have not met any of them. From what I have heard from them, it is easier to get an Irish visa and you are allowed to work part time while studying English, which is similar to Germany. I also noticed, that there are more US American tourists than Australian tourists. In Budapest there are almost only Australian tourists. Very interesting …

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