How to Post an Ad on bey3.com in 3 Easy Steps

Happy Monday Everyone!
As a lot of you might have already noticed this week that we made a huge change to our post an ad process. Our goal was to make it easier to understand and a much nicer experience. Hopefully for those of you who have used it you feel it is. :)

With this change we thought it would be useful to go over the steps involved to post an awesome free ad on bey3.com. There are 3 Easy & Quick Steps.

Step 1: Click Post A Free Ad – The Big Orange Button!

Post a Free Ad

This will take you to our sleek new log in page:

Post an Ad Log in Page

On this screen you need to:

  1. Enter your email address (so we can keep fraud off the site)
  2. If you already have an account with us then you can enter your password and click continue.
  3. If you don’t have a password just choose that you’re new, enter a password of your choice and click continue. Before posting you will need to verify your email address, we send you an email with a link that you need to click. This will tell us its a real email address that people can respond to.

Now onto step 2.
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Help Us Keep bey3.com Safe to Use for the Whole Community

Happy weekend bey3 community,
Just a quick shout out to our regular & new users alike.

We Need Your Help!

We Need Our Community

There I said it :).

Here at bey3 we always work as hard as possible to make bey3.com as safe as we possible can for all our users. That means we moderate all our ads before they go live. Unfortunately sometimes some bad ones sneak through the system and get put live. Here is where our trusted users can add massive value!

We recently added new functionality that allows you as a valued user of bey3 to report back to us if an ad isn’t what it claims to be. So where can you find this option?

On every ad page you can see just above where the description starts a little link that says Report ad. Just like this:

Report Ad Functionality

 

 

 

 

 

When would I use this?

Well there are a whole heap of ways that you can help us with this tool. If an ads in the wrong category – tell us right here. Is an ad fraud or a scam – yep this tool is the place to get it removed. Here are the available options when you click on the report ad link:

Why are you reporting this ad

 

A huge thank you to everyone who has already used this tool and helped us improve bey3 for everyone.

Enjoy your weekends!

Bey3.com Support Team

 

 

 

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Come Join the Community! Introducing the new Community Category for bey3.com

Your Free Community Classifieds

bey3.com Community - Connect with Local Like Minded People

Hey fellow classified goers. We are happy to announce two brand new categories for bey3.com – Community & Business Services.

So what are they & how do I use them you might be asking? Well in this blog post we are going to take you through the new community section to give you an idea of what you can post and expect to find there.

Think of the community section just like you would a community town hall. Its a place to share and connect with other people. Looking for a squash partner, no worries, want to swap Arabic for French, stop on by, starting a new reading group, we have you covered! So lets check out what you can expect from each section:

Artists & Theatres

Here you can advertise your acting skills, find theatre groups, post your production to find people who would want to be apart of it, and connect with other like minded artists.

Babysitting & Childcare

Babysitting & Childcare is where you can find a reliable babysitter or if you offer a childcare service, then this area is where you could advertise your service.

Community Bands & MusicBands, Musicians & DJ’s

If you are looking for that elusive 4th band member or want to hire a DJ for a party then this is where you can find them. Alternatively strap on that Guitar and advertise your lessons  or post about your skills as a Singer and rock on.

Car Lift & Rideshare

Are you planning a car trip somewhere and have spare seats? Well let people know in the Car Lift & Rideshare category. Or maybe you are looking for somewhere to go and need a ride, well post your trip details for all to see.

Classes

Do you offer a class in something and want to find additional students, then the Classes category is where you can post your ad. If you’re looking to learn then please stop on by as well.

Education

Looking for professionally run courses where you can get recognisable qualifications? Then the Education section is for you. If you are looking for students post an ad telling them everything your perfect student can expect.

Events, Gigs & Nightlife

So you have organised a big event or gig – now how do I tell people about it. Well here is your answer. Just advertise it in the Events, Gigs & Nightlife section and rock on.

Hip Hop DancingFitness, Dance & Health

Start your trip to a healthy lifestyle in our Fitness, Dance & Health category. Dance classes, healthy alternatives, physiotherapy can all be found or advertised here. Freelancers Are you a Freelancer with some serious skills to share. Well you might consider posting them in this category. Tell the world – right here.

Groups & Clubs

Trying to spread the word for a new club or group you have set up? Starting a reading club, gardening weekends then advertise here with anything & everything else!

Skill & Language Swap

We all want to learn right. Well here is a way you can do it for free. Just advertise here to swap something you are awesome at for something you want. French for Arabic, Arabic for Ski Lessons – Give it a shot.

Sports Teams & Partners

Looking for a squash partner, walking group, football team? The Sports Teams & Partners category is a great way to get motivated and get active!

Travel & Travel Partners

Like to Travel? Have you had some crazy adventures? Or are you in a new area and just want to meet some people for a coffee. Try posting here in our Travel & Travel Partners category.

So there you have it the bey3.com guide to our new Community section. There is something for everyone so go on over and post an ad now.

Join the bey3 Community – jump to your area and post an ad:

 

Lebanon Community Lebanon Community Egypt Community Classifieds Egypt Community
Saudi Arabia Community Saudi Arabia Community UAE Community UAE Community
Kuwait Community Kuwait Community Qatar Community Qatar Community

Next week the bey3.com guide to the new Services category. Stay tuned… Happy Holidays from the whole, bey3.com Team

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Selling Land – How Do I Value It & What Buyers Are After

Selling Land - How Do I Value It & What Buyers Are AfterWhen assessing the land it is of the utmost importance to keep in mind that although there are numerous internet tools which you can use to value your property, it is always better to ask for an expert’s opinion because knowing the situation on the market and the delicacy of the assessment process is part of their job. However, it is good to be familiar with some basic principles of estimating the land value which both you and the assessor have to understand and use.

First, according to the principle of substitution an individual will pay for the land the same amount of money he would have to pay for an equally desirable substitute property. This approach assumes that the buyer will collect data, make adjustments, compare the prices and buy the property that meets his needs at the lowest price.

According to the principle of supply and demand the value of property will be higher if the demand increases. Since the supply of the land is unchangeable, when the demand goes up, the prices go up as well.

The principle of anticipation holds that the present value of the property depends on the anticipated benefit the owner will have in future.

The principle of conformity states that the price of the land is likely to be higher if it is used in a way that is compatible with the use of surrounding properties.

Good assessor will take all these principles into consideration, together with other components such as gas, electricity, water, sewer and other public utilities. He will also evaluate the possibility of using rights like mineral, grazing, fishing, hunting and others.

Of course, there are other factors that contribute to the value of the land. Above all, physical attributes of the land – fertility, location and climate – are of crucial importance to buyers in search for land. Different types of buyers are looking for different qualities in property – whether or not the land can be subdivided, is it far enough or close enough to their home, will the property fit into their lifestyle and so on. The type and amount of taxation, planning, building laws and other restrictions will certainly influence the price, as well as economic and social factors.

To value your land properly, you have to take into account all of these factors and methods. You have to check the sales prices of similar properties, to calculate the price of your property by square meter, and make reasonable and appropriate adjustments based on factors that contribute to the value. Combine this price with the income the property could generate and you’ll get the idea of how much your land is worth.

However, this is all subjective. The real price of the land is the sum the buyers are willing to pay for it. So, do your homework, make a research, calculate and consult real estate agents to arrive at a final opinion of value.  And hope for the best.

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Hunting Land For Sale In Lebanon – Current Hotspots

Whether you are looking to buy or sale land, Lebanon is a promising country. In the last decade both Lebanon and its capital Beirut started regaining their fame as tourist and financial centers, and not without reason. It is one of the most fascinating countries – beautiful coastline, snowy mountains, thousands of years of history and well developed banking and financial sector, wine production and agriculture make Lebanon a place where money works for your investments.

If you are planning to buy a property in Lebanon, it is good to know some facts. Unlike many other countries which discourage foreigners from acquiring properties, Lebanon allows foreign ownership of the real estate but only if the amount of the land in possession doesn’t exceed 3,000 square meters. Otherwise, you’ll have to obtain a special permission from the Council of Ministers. And of course, foreigners can’t own more than 3 per cents of total land in this country, except in Beirut where that limit is 10 per cents.

When it comes to buying properties, apartments and villas are good investment. But, better than that is buying raw land. It is less risky because less money is involved; still it can turn great in the years to come if you know how to choose the right location. So, let’s see what current hotspots are when it comes to land for sale in Lebanon.

If you are dreaming of your own winery, than the fertile Bekaa Valley is a place for you. Lebanon has thousands of years long wine culture, and in the last few decades the wine industry is blooming again. Grape from more than 5000 acres of vineyards is being fermented in more than 30 wineries. The best of all is that Lebanese climate is perfect for wine production, especially for varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cinsaut, and Grenache. It seems that this area will soon become a popular destination for wine tourists therefore now it’s great time to invest.

Another great location is to buy land in Keserwan District, or its capital Jounieh. This once small coastal city 16 km north of Beirut is the fastest growing and developing city in Lebanon. This city started to progress in the middle of the 20th century, but during the war Jounieh became as important as Beirut thanks to the massive migration of Beirut traders and bankers. Today Jounieh is tourist, financial, banking and commercial center with population of more than 200,000. It has great infrastructure, and tendency to merge with Beirut so every piece of land bought here can only increase its value with time.

Keserwan Mountains are a perfect choice if you are a nature lover who sees himself in eco-tourism and eco-agriculture. Other locations appropriate for this type of business are Mountain Lebanon and the Chouf Mountains. It takes 45 minutes by car to escape from Beirut’s humidity and pollution into the paradise of the Chouf Mountains. The nature here is untouched which is perfect for those who would like to try their luck in growing organic food.

However, if you prefer purchasing a few acres in Beirut you can’t go wrong, although you will probably overpay for the land. In urban areas it makes more sense to buy a property with a house on it, but with a good idea th eland purchase can turn into an excellent investment.

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10 Tips for Buying an Apartment

tips in buying an apartmentIf you’ve decided to buy an apartment, you’re probably aware that it will be one of the major investments of your life. Really, why throw your money away on rent when you can buy your own property for the same price? Still, having a roof over your head will make your life easier and stressless only if you buy a home you can afford and, of course, a home that will meet your needs. In this article you will find ten basic tips that will help you choose and buy a perfect apartment.

  1. Before you even start looking for the place to buy – think, calculate and think again. Have you got enough money for a decent deposit? How much can you borrow? How will monthly repayments affect your budget? There are many simple tools on the internet that can help you deal with these questions – online budget planners, mortgage and deposit calculators, and so on. Use them. As for the deposit size, you will probably have to pay between 15 and 25 per cent of the purchase price, so make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. And don’t forget about taxes, fees, removal van, repairs, and furniture. They also cost money.
  2. Decide what you are looking for – which area do you prefer, how many bedrooms do you need, do you want a garage, are shopping malls, schools, kindergartens in the vicinity important to you? When you’ve figured this out, you can focus your search on desired location.
  3. Check sales in the area, research the market and compare the prices. Be in touch with the local real estate agents because many flats sell before they appear in the ads.
  4. When you’ve found the property that suits you, go and see it. Note down all the important information about the apartment – when it was built, how long and why do the owners sell, were there any problems in the neighborhood or with neighbors, when were electrical and gas installations inspected, what’s included in the sale, and so on. And of course, ask your solicitor to do a research on the apartment.
  5. Take pictures of the apartment so that you could compare it with the others you take into consideration.
  6. Make sure to view at different parts of the day. It might look nice and calm during the day, but you wouldn’t like a bunch of junkies shooting stuff in their veins under your balcony.
  7. Check for the mold, wet corners, rust pipes and leaking radiators. Test if all the doors and windows are working well.
  8. Think how much to offer. You can get a lot of help on the internet forums of the property search websites for people there have tons of experience.
  9. Consider auctions. Apartments selling in the auctions can be much cheaper than the ones on the market. However, you will probably need to invest some money and time in renovation.
  10. If you are satisfied with the apartment and your offer is accepted, exchange the contracts with the vendors and book the moving van.
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What Are The Top 5 Jobs In The Gulf

gulf countriesIf you’re having second thoughts about going to some of the Gulf countries, this article can help you decide. Leaving your home country is never easy, especially if you have to go thousands of miles away. But, there are plenty of reasons which can help you go the distance.

The Persian Gulf consists of seven countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Iran, Qatar and Kuwait. Common thing for all Gulf counties is oil. Believe it or not, this particular location contains more than 50% of the world’s oil reserves. States from Persian Gulf currently produce about 20% of the entire world’s oil output.

Consequently, Gulf countries offer tons of job opportunities with excellent working conditions. Working in Gulf is popular for a reason. High pay is probably the greatest motive for many job seekers from every corner of the earth to try to find a job and live in Gulf countries. Yet, job in the Gulf can give an extra boost to your career. Here is a list of top 5 jobs in the Gulf countries.

1. Construction. The highest paying jobs in the Gulf belong to this sector. According to statistics, an average salary in the construction industry is $11,454 per month. Demand for skilled and talented professionals is constant as well as for the higher skilled jobs such as project architect, site supervisor, site surveyor, architectural draftsman, but also for the less skilled jobs such as plumber, carpenter, electrician, mason and painter. The construction industry in the Gulf is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

2. Banking and finance. Approximate monthly wage is $11,240. Accounting technician, chartered accountant, actuarial consultant, credit analyst, investment banker, tax advisor, branch manager, a treasury manager and a retail/personal banking manager are some of the positions that can guarantee you fat salary package. If you want to live and work in the Gulf, it is important to know that you need to have residence and employment visa.

3. Information Technology. Compared to last year, there has been a slight increase in salary, about 9%, which means nice $10,593 per month. Popular careers in IT sector are: database administrator, web developer, computer systems analyst, software developer and computer engineering. If you are an expert in this sector, than the best country for you in the Gulf is Saudi Arabia where IT head earns approximately $11,526.

4. Human Resources. HR area in the Gulf is among the best paid jobs with a whopping salary of $11,468. HR manager in United Arab Emirates takes home around $12,543 per month. Average monthly income in this sector has dropped from last year, but it’s still one of the largest in the Gulf countries.

5. Sales and Marketing. Whether it’s a multinational or local company, the head of the company earns about $11,560 per month. Besides the highest salary package, almost every company in this sector provides other benefits such as accommodation facilities, medical insurance, death benefits, offshore pensions, tax exemptions on employment income etc.

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How To Furnish Your Home or Office On a Budget

furnishing your homeFurnishing your home or office can be pretty expensive – new couch, office chairs, desks, carpets – you can end up flat broke. Fortunately, there are some tricks that can save you thousands of dollars. If you want to achieve the best value for money when it comes to refurbishing and decorating your premises, you don’t need much – just some time, a lot of creativity and relatively small amount of money. And here is how:

Before you buy anything, try asking around a little bit to find out whether your friends or their neighbors have some stuff they want to get rid of. Maybe you can use a couch or a table that is lying around your cousin’s house, change the fabric or repaint it for a fresh look. Furthermore, it is possible that you already have some pieces of furniture hiding unnoticed somewhere in your house or garage so you could use them and avoid spending additional money for furnishing your house or office.

Now that you’ve exhausted all possibilities of friends and relatives, it is time to get organized. Before you start spending any money, decide how much you can or want to spend and make a list of all the things you need. By doing this you will avoid buying items which are too expensive or unnecessary.

The next logical step is browsing the internet. There are numerous websites where people sell, or even give away used and unwanted things, especially furniture, home appliances, and clothes. The truth is that it may take you some time and nerves to find what you need, but you can shop at prices that are up to 80 percent lower than the market price. The other good idea is to buy wholesale or look for the liquidation sales. Stores that are going out of business sometimes sell items at only 20 or 30 percent of their retail value.  Also, look for the factory outlets where they sell products much cheaper than the shops due to the fact that there’s no middle-man.

The next thing you can do is to paint the walls. Paint is pretty inexpensive way to change the look of your house or an office and the best thing is that you can do it by yourself. If you’ve never done wall decoration before, the abundance of tutorials and step-by-step instructions you can find on the internet can be of great help.  There are also websites where you can ask professionals for a piece of advice or download home and interior design software for free.  This way you can visualize your ideas, experiment with colors, and remodel your home or office online before you start with the real work.

Also, pay attention to lights. Take full advantage of the natural light and get some cheap lamps that will enrich the space. Just keep in mind that you should avoid cold fluorescent and over-bright light because it can cause eye strain and fatigue.

In the end, add some details – cushions, nicely framed pictures, paintings prints, flowers or other plants which will make the space look warmer and give it a personal touch.

 

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How to Manage Job Interview Nervousness

How to Manage Job Interview NervousnessHaving some anxiety before an interview is quite normal, especially if it’s the first interview or one for a promotion. Learn how to impress and wow at the interview in spite of nervousness and how to forget about it at the same time.

Start by planning ahead. Make sure you plan what you are going to wear and which documents you have to bring. If you have any doubts or you’re not sure about something, don’t be scared and feel free to call the company and get those issues resolved. When you plan everything to details you will look more professional and fresh, stress free. Don’t ever be late to an interview.

Prepare yourself. Do your homework and learn everything, or as much as you can, about the company you’re interested in. An interview is like a test for which you have to be well prepared if you want to get the best possible grades. You have to know what are the advantages as well as disadvantages of the job you’ve applied for. Since most of the questions will be similar to: “What can you do to contribute to the organization?” you have to single yourself out. Pretty much everybody will answer that they are hard-working and motivated, so you have to point out your particular qualities that can be useful for the job. Another question you’ll probably have to answer is “What are your weaknesses?” It is actually a very popular question among employers and their intention is to find out how you deal with challenges. Name your weakness and explain what you did to overcome them. For example, you could say that you had a problem with time management but now you use an organizer which helps greatly with it.

How to Manage Job Interview NervousnessDon’t think about anything else! When you’re on your way don’t think about other things. Leave aside anything else that bothers you and occupies your mind, concentrate solely on the task ahead, your appearance and making the best possible impression. This can only be done if you’re confident and don’t have any distractions. However, if you do have something else planned that day, cancel it and focus on one thing only.

Ask questions! It’s interesting that people remain nervous even after the job interview. It is most likely due to the fact that they don’t ask questions they think of during the interview because of the stress. Always ask what you want to know, that way you will avoid being confused about something later on. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t ask absurd questions, you will only bury yourself and reduce the chances of getting the job.

Look nice! Talk well and comprehensible – don’t forget that the first impression is also the last one. You must look and act as a professional. Food is also very important, never go hungry to an interview. Remember – after a good meal you’ll feel refreshed and full of energy, but having a large meal will make you feel drowsy, so be careful. Don’t forget to brush your teeth, wash your hair, and generally smell nice.

Find jobs now in the middle east and be hired.

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Buying a New Car Vs a Second Hand Car

When it comes to purchasing a car, there are several questions that should be considered, the most important being – a new or a used car? This article will help you decide which car is more suitable for you and your budget.

From 2008 until present, second hand car market has changed dramatically.  In this hard economic times there is no doubt that second hand car outsell new cars in the ratio 3:1 in favor of used cars. On the other hand, there are opinions that used cars aren’t necessarily cheaper than the new ones.  The basic economic rule is that when demand is decreasing, the prices are lower. Due to that fact, now is the best time to purchase either new or used car. If you have decided to buy yourself a new machine, consider all the pros and cons.

New car

new cars vs used carsAdvantages of buying a new car are numerous. The power and self-satisfaction that are felt when taking a brand new car home is tough to beat. Purchasing a new set of wheels gives you the highest level of reliability because you know that no one was playing with the odometer. Also, you won’t have to bother with changing oil and tuning up, and the maintenance will hardly be necessary for at least couple of years. The same can be applied on tires, breaking system, and battery.

New cars also have the latest technology in safety and fuel efficiency which can save you a considerable amount of money in the future. On the top of all that, car manufacturers provide competitive warranty periods ranging from three to even seven years or warranty that covers a certain number of miles. The best deals are those that cover first seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first).

The biggest disadvantage of buying a new car is its price. Without a doubt it can greatly affect your budget. Also, there is a matter of depreciation of your new shiny car the minute after purchase.

Second hand car

new cars vs used carsThe biggest benefit of buying a used car is that it is inevitably less expensive. Because they are considerably cheaper than new cars, you can afford a nicer model with extensive equipment. Great offer of used cars is ranging from almost new models to the collectable classics which are maintained properly.

Maintenance costs can be pretty low if you had enough luck or experience to buy a car from a person who took a good care of it. Another advantage is that the insurance for a used car isn’t as expensive as for the new one. The possibility to transfer warranty to you as a second owner without any additional payments will make purchasing a second hand car less of a gamble.

Downside of purchasing a used vehicle is risk. You can never be entirely sure about its origin, performance and history. If the used car is out of warranty, any damage will result in additional costs for repair and maintenance.

 

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