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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.
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Take it as you like it. Remember, your host tolerates you as a guest on your favorite Social media platform. The only thing you own is the phone; the tablet; laptop or maybe desktop you use to log on to access the Social Media platform of you're choice. In most cases, you lose the copyright right for the content you upload on these platforms.
I said it again and again, get your own Online Real Estate, in the form of your own domain name; build your own websites; funnels or even stores; and your own Apps for your business.
Use the free resources first if you are on a tight budget.
When you start making a few sales; re invest your profit to upgrade to own your software licences and indispensable various suite of tools.
You won’t need to try to overturn an election to be kicked off these platforms. Being a "little extra," sharing videos and memes; even an opinion can get you in trouble and get you suspended. Good luck trying to get out of that predicament instantly; if at all.
Imagine if the social networks, you are trusting with your business are down and you are launching a product for which you've invested your heart, time and hard earn money?
You use stores provided on their platform; because it is free to upload your product and start selling. Major hick up; you can't even reach your followers because they are also in the dark. Then what?
You won’t get compensated if you take a loss because Facebook, or Instagram, or WhatsApp, or Messenger, was down. You agreed like I did to their terms of services. And a little know fact is that you can't sue social media.
So don't waste your time being mad.
Instead start building yours now!
You have a choice to use these platforms, but you would be foolish to rely exclusively on them to communicate your message or promote your business and build your brand.
And that’s coming from someone happily using Facebook/Instagram ads since October 2012, to grow my business.
Get your own and own it.
If you would like me to send you a list of resources you can use to get started, let me know and I’ll b e happy to send the info to you.
PS Some of you know that I have a new book coming up where I have assembled some of the best resources you will be able to use right away to take charge of building your own business and securing your brand. To learn more about Quotes For A Wealthy Living 2, go HERE