From Jack Ma, of ALI BABA, to David Rusenko, of WEEBLY; persistence and realizing the value of the solution they offered to the public; guaranteed their future success.
This is the best time to use the technology available to you to build your own Online Empire
Build a "Brand Name," or become one; and you will be found online. Otherwise you will lose the battle before the war starts and be forgotten.
Do not rely only on Social Media to convey your company message.
It would take a lot to get banned permanently from them; but it is possible for you and your brand to go dark in an instant.
Remember, we are all guests on these social platforms. They tolerate us.
You can argue that they do not pay us for posting our thoughts and all kind of daily content on their websites; while they are generating $billions trough advertising and their companies valuation.
PUBLISH YOUR SITE.
When publishing your brand website, focus on its functionality.
make it easy to navigate.
Ask yourself these questions:
Thanks to software like the one I use to build new websites or e-commerces for clients; I can focus on utility and functionality, while not losing on a polished look that fits the niche(s) I go for.
If you do not have access yet to this powerful platform which is still in beta; you are missing out.
I'm not sure why you would want to remain on the sidelines It's free to join right now.
There is a learning curve and if you are not a technician or an engineer like me, starting now will allow you to have a leg up in the field using the latest
in technology that is used to get todays businesses up and running fast at a low or zero upfront cost. These pages load faster than you can say "Huh?"
When I built my first website 11 years ago, this was the ugliest website I had seen. But because of the Facebook algorithm around that time, it didn't matter at all.
For some time on that social platform we were able to get thousands of people eyeballs on our blog posts with only one share on our timeline.
I never had any complaint about the boxy look of the early version of DJAMEE.COM.
I improved it naturally as I went. Instead of worrying about the look, I focused on using the powerful blog Weebly, offered to generate more interest to my blog and overall better results on the search engine ranks.
Weebly was founded in 2006 by CEO David Rensuko.
It started in 2007, with the help of Christ Fanini, and Dan Veltri.
No knowledge of coding required at all to use weebly.
For the snooty coders this was a joke.
Weebly currently powers millions of businesses on more than 50 million sites around the world.
Weebly, is based in San Francisco, with offices in New York, Scottsdale, and Toronto.
They were acquired by Square in May, 2018 for $365 million in cash and stocks.
A far cry from when "Experts" literally laugh at their idea during a conference.
Do you remember what happened to Yahoo, when they laugh at the duo that offered them to create a "search engine" before quitting and building GOOGLE on their own?
The founding story behind the trio who came up with Weebly, is less known but equally fascinating. [LEARN MORE]
SQUARE, is a leader in the financial technology industry.
Cash App is just one part of Square’s business offerings, which also includes software and point-of-sale hardware for businesses of all sizes.
Since going public in November 2015, Square has quickly grown into one of the largest payment processing companies in the United States
and has expanded its business model beyond payment processing to include scheduling, employee management, and business analytics.
Later on they started to focus on delivering them for the users and apps integration to automate some of the navigation and data collection on the platform.
When Weebly offered me to be grandfathered with their system I got access to a fleet of sites that I can use at my discretion for the best rates for hosting and at a pro level, for each website a build as a reward for being an early adopter of Weebly.
This morning I read about one of the richest men in the world who is neither a technician nor an engineer.
He started his online Empire in 1995 with an "Ugly website," (in his own words).
His name is Jack Ma. "Jack Ma grew up in Hangzhou, China where, after college, he applied for and was rejected from 30 jobs, before becoming an English teacher.
Then, after he was introduced to the internet on a trip to the United States in 1995, he went on to found Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba with no technical or business skills, he says.
Today, Ma is worth $35 billion and the company he founded has a market capitalization of over $396 billion."
Ma started Alibaba in his apartment in 1999 with no money and a small team that used their underdog status as motivation.
″One of the things we wanted to prove:
If Jack Ma and his team can be successful, 80% of the people in the world, they can be successful....”
He started Alibaba Group in 1999 in his apartment.
Here are three of Ma’s keys to success in business that don’t require any special knowledge, money or connections. SOURCE MSNBC [LEARN MORE]
If you have a limited budget or no budget to promote your website use a platform that has a lot of people hanging out on them to generate organic traffic.
If you are selling a product, integrate platforms that reward their users for being on them.
I reactivated an ETSY account I had signed up for in 2014, less than a month ago.
What was my surprise when I entered my brand name "StuddedSpikes" on the YouTube, search box, to see the first listing was paid ads by ETSY suggesting my products,
The same things can happen on Amazon. When you are an early adopter of their products, they will in exchange pay to advertise yours.
During the early days of Amazon Kindle, would advertise your book to customers they thought were susceptible to order your book.
Always take a screenshot of the ads suggesting your products; because in marketing if you do not have a proof via photo or video to backup what you claim; it may not have happened.
I started using paid ads on Facebook and Instagram as early as 2012. If you want your content to be seen; even if you already are an influencer; paid ads on FB is the way to go and for. now they are ridiculously cheap.
Because of the pandemic, it accelerated a trend. People are shopping online more than ever now.
GODIVA has announced that they are closing 128 of their stores in the United States. European and Asian stores are not affected.
They made their decision based on the sales they make online vs the significant drop in business for their brick and mortar boutiques.
Whether you are in Information , service entertainment. Having your brand automated online is increasingly incontournable.
As I said before, millionaires and billionaires will be made in the early 2020's.
A 99cent investment can turn in no time in a Multi Million dollars windfall.
It was announced on June 18, that Voice.com was sold for $30 million — “the biggest publicly reported all cash domain sale of all time,”
Ron Jackson wrote in DNJournal.com the domain name was sold to a blockchain company called Block.one.
"They are now all set to use the domain for a social media network that’s based on blockchain.
The selling price of $30 million for a domain name shatters the previous record for a publicly-revealed, all-cash domain sale. The previous record was $13 million for Sex(.)com.
to the broker that handled the deal, Block.one planned to release its social network on another domain name but realized getting a great .COM domain name would help its launch.
Credibility is a major benefit of valuable, one-word .COM domain names. As you can imagine, Block.one will face an uphill battle in a social media market dominated by Facebook and Twitter.
Using a great domain like Voice.com gives its project instant credibility.
Block.one raised billions of dollars in an initial cryptocurrency offering and is putting some of the money to work by buying this domain.
"According to DNJournal, only 11 domains have sold for $5 million or more (that have been disclosed to the public, anyway).
Most large domain transactions are covered by non-disclosure agreements, so people aren’t aware of their terms.
SOURCE NAMECHEAP BLOG
I have invested on this domain name certainincomes.com for less than a dollar: That was a steal.
Did you know that flipping domain names is a side business that can turn into a main business?
All you need is to buy a few domain names and start offering them to people who need them and make a huge profit on each domain names.
If you are serious about your brand, you will want to invest in your name and variations of said name before someone else locks it and releases it to you for 100x or 1000x its original price.
In 2017, I got lazy and allowed the circumstances I was in at the time to lose a prized domain name HotBillion.com. I was paying less than $18 per year the I lost control of it.
Only to see it resurface for $3,095. (screenshot bellow)
I lost a few nights of sleep over it. but then I got proactive. I went online and made a search for the next best thing:
Do not make the same mistake I made then.
Do not give up on owning a domain name you want. If it is taken when you search for it, you can set up an alert directly from a marketplace that sells domain names like Bluehost name cheap, or go Daddy;
and get a notification on your phone as soon as it becomes available at a regular price or from a legit broker.
In 2009, The first time I searched for studdedSpikes.com it was already taken.
I had to use a subdomain on djamee.com to promote my new line of accessories. I did not give up. I was able to get it at a regular rate 10 years later!
Studdedpikes.com, is now live and I'm building a platform around it using the software I told you about that loads pages fast and uses cloud flare technology.
Your timing is more important than your knowledge.
"Money Like Speed."
If you see an opportunity, take it because someone will and it might as well be you.
It is better to have an ugly website that serves everyone than a pretty one that serves no one. - Djamee #qfawl2
Stay well and healthy.
Ethics |ˈeθiks|plural noun1 [usu. treated as pl. ] moral principles that govern a person's or group's behavior.
Confidence |ˈkänfədəns; -fəˌdens|nounthe feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust: we had every confidence in the staff | he had gained the young man's confidence.
Recognition |ˌrekigˈni sh ən|nounthe action or process of recognizing or being recognized, in particular• identification of a thing or person from previous encounters or knowledge• acknowledgment of something's existence, validity, or legality
Djamee in 2009 photo by Rinat
I am always amazed on how much people get away with; or at least it seems for a while.
When it comes to concepts; we deal with opinions and in this case my own. Today I am sharing with you my belief about ethics; confidence and recognition in show biz.
Please keep an open mind; and I suggest you challenge me or help me redefine some of my ideas. Ideas can always be "Fine tuned." Mine are no different. We should always keep room for improvement.
Everything has been created and perfected from the beginning of time. Past present and future are human made concept that allow only for innovation.
In every generation there are innovators; not creators.
I have a strong CONFIDENCE in the statements thereof.
On "Ethics": When you are facing a moral choice realize what MORAl means and if it does not resonate with you; come closer to home and ask yourself "What would an human do in this situation."
On "Confidence:" You will need to be confident when making a decision. So take the time to think before your act; talk ; or write. You may be confident that you are right but that does not necessarily make you right. By putting yourself in the other(s) person shoes you will be able to adjust your level of confidence to what is MORALY fair.
On "Recognition:" If you want to climb the ladder of success FAST; with a strong group of supporters on your side; you will need to genuinely recognize each individual that helped you by name or their affiliation, if they are a part of huge group.
Examples of good ethics VS Bad ethics in show biz:
As a writer; music producer/beat maker; songwriter; video director; designer/Fashion Designer; Model scout /Casting Director... If you decide to use someone's work; quote them! Mention them; or acknowledge them publicly in writing and verbally as well as in the credit of your current work.
Michael Jackson R.I.P, always credited James Brown R.I.P, but omited to credit Manu Dibango for a sample he used from Soul Makossa, to write Wanna Be Startin Something; Prince, credited Jimmi Hendrix for his early style; Madonna RECOGNIZED the stars from Hollywood's Metro Goldwyn Mayer movie Studios; Lady Gaga, takes good care of her "Little Monsters" and Justin BIeber always RECOGNIZED his fans. From the early days on Youtube up to now 5 years later. Today, Justin Bieber is the stars with the most views on Youtube...
Youtube always credit the original owner of a copyrighted work in their content by redirecting a song cover to a merchant store where audience can purchase or at least RECOGNIZE the original even if it consists of only 30 seconds of original content.
Nicki Minaj, made history earlier this year by performing and rapping "Stupid Hoe" in a video by Hype Williams, using archetypes from some of the most respected photographers such as Jean Paul Goude and living legends such as Grace Jones in what turned out to be one of the most disparaging song to associate glamourous iconic images to diss Nicki's rap rival in that case the evident target was Lil Kim. The "Queen Bee," ended up winning by default because of Nicki Minaj's faux pas. As it turned out the lyrics were actually good but the video was totally inappropriate for such a song.
In comparison Madonna, used her mega hit of the early 90's VOGUE, to RECOGNIZE all the major Hollywood stars before her by name while edifying their style in imagery in her Vogue's video. She scored an everlasting result by doing so and positioned herself as an icon as well. She brought on her side music and movie fans that may otherwise not have embraced her.
So when as an artist you decide to use someone else style or music or ideas you are well advised to credit/recognize them by name in a reverent way. The downfall for not doing so is not worth trying doing without.
Click on Flyer by Chris Broady
In the video above you have here the perfect example of RECOGNITION. Although the POP UPs were edited by VH1, the only way producition could find these information is because camp Madonna; Label and Management had properly archived and filed these information with detailed credit including the names location and dates.
I was surprise recently when Chris at Broady Designs credited me with coming up with an INNOVATION when I decided to ask him to use specific imagery from THE MATRIX to change Neo's character choice of 2 pills to pick from in "Morpheus," hands into a choice of red or blue mic on each of his hands; when I ordered a flyer to help promote a new open mic I am co producing with Rick Davy & DJ Stiletto in Brooklyn. But it showed "Show Business" savvy and ethics; as I know I did not request him to mention it.
When actors or singers are about to receive an award; their emotion can be overwhelming. That's why they learn to remember important facts that have to do with credit and recognition so that they can recognize those not on the spotlight sincerely and on cue during an interview or on stage performing or recieving awards.
I am a "Young African Visionary" (page 20 & 21) editing my first book V.I.P Various Imbeciles Protected. Make sure to follow me now @DjameeVIPBook my book is partly autobiographic with an how to in my own words with quotations and due credit...lol -DR
Today I only ask questions; I read somewhere on the INTERNET that when you ask the right question the answer is always included in it. Omw home waiting for the A train I saw this kid talking to people. He/she was wearing a creme Polo RL baseball cap backward; sporting an over sized biker leather jacket blue jeans and boots. I could not tell if this was a boy or a girl and it was impossible to go and try to talk to her/him with all the revellers. The kid was drawing attention from the crowd because in the middle of the second wave of rush hours he/she was handing out flyer's to anyone who would pick them up. When I got mine I realized this was a printout on both side of the GOOGLE information linked to their main page encouraging us to take action and sign the petition to oppose SOPA and PIPA and support a FREE Internet. Even though I knew about it; I took the paper in support of the kid's effort. I folded it and saved it to share it with you. You can read and sign the petition HERE
More models are branching out to acting and singing careers. I always encourage models to explore more. I believe in multi tasking and in offering a broader array of talent to our clients. Check out BEST MODELING AGENCIES a new tool for models looking for modeling agencies in NYC as Fashion Week is just around the corner-DR
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There are tones of money opportunities out there but a lot of people think that these are only gimmicks and they believe that only a bench of geeks are gravitating on these sites. Wrong, you would be surprised to find out who is taking advantage of those fast growing money opportunities on the internet. Check out "Certain income." Most of the opportunities don't even require a fee at registration!! Pretty much you earn credits so you are in business while you re learning about the business. Some will pay you to join! Yes, it takes a little effort. Yes, it takes a little investment; so is your lousy day job! The difference is in the income. When you think that a weekly metro card cost $29 and the average worker's check comes to less than 400$ per week; would it be a crazy idea to invest $10 or even $25 into an affiliate program that will generate up to $16,000 in a month? I guess it is for you to decide what will work for you and how long you can afford to live from pay check to pay check. One of my mentor said " When it comes to making money; those who are introduced at the ground floor level make the most money."
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