So It’s been awhile since I launched a new project for a client. Wow it feels really great. I plan to launch a few more before the beginning of the year and really kick ass and take names.
My first article for them is all about Megan Fox and the seduction of Viral Marketing.
I’ve been building, and managing websites for what seems like forever. I’ve always loved WordPress, but in the last few years I’ve learned that there isn’t a lot more I need than WordPress + the Thesis Theme for WordPress.
If you have a website, and aren’t running on Thesis you probably aren’t up to spec as far as performance. I don’t know why more big sites aren’t using it. They really don’t have a clue how much Thesis does to improve your site’s speed, indexing and performance.
Simply put in my experience Thesis is the Ultimate SEO Platform.
Welcome To Tijuana, the sign says in both English and Spanish. But this will be the last time you feel you are back in the good old United States. You have entered a third world country with less rights, less understanding, and less clarity than what you are used to. There are customs you must follow, like not being a loud obnoxious arrogant person. You have to ease your way into the culture. Something you just can’t do in one trip to this place with a bad reputation but home to numerous artists,musicians, and humanitarians. Tijuana is a lot like Digg. There are good people,bad people, and way too many trolls to count. For me Digg just isn’t worth the time of day.
Although to many people they love to go there to market their best content because everything sells in Tijuana, and at Digg too!
I tend to enjoy a quieter place. Tijuana has some lovely beaches, although not as nice as California,or the rest of Mexico for that matter but its cheap living with a good community of musicians and surfers.
Playas De Tijuana is a lot like Reddit. It’s smaller, has a lot less traffic and it’s easier to navigate and to get to know people. You are a lot less likely to run into trolls like you would on Digg, but there’s still that off handed chance you might. Reddit is great for networking with folks and pushing out the occassional great post.
At some point you need to take your social media marketing up a notch. You need to have amazing friends in order to survive. Mexico is home to some great people, and some trolls. But the key thing is to surround yourself with great friends, united around a common cause. And that is relationships.
Instead of focusing on trying to be everything to everyone I would recommend being yourself and find a tight nit of friends to hang out with. That’s why I love Twitter, it allows you to do just that.
I recently stumbled upon Jottit. I love the concept. it is a simple text editor that creates simple notes. i like the concept of notes inside a wiki like editing system. it is simple and will replace a private blog i had used that really is way to much editing and work to be useful. I think jottit will increase my productivity just because it is so simple and fast.
You can follow my notes over on my jottit if you are so inclined to. I can promise you it won´t be very interesting.
I stumbled upon a great article this evening. It’s 30 days to creating a niche business. Personally I welcome you to join in my niche business experiment. In posts heading forward you will see me follow this concept and execute it.
Day One: Pick an Industry
Blogging is a huge niche but not the one I want to focus in on. I want to focus in on another niche I really enjoy. Website Flipping . Number one, I know a lot about this industry and I believe it is something I can jump in and create a variety of services that aid people who are flipping websites. People are making a living flipping websites, and it is something I used to make a living doing as well. So taking my experience and using it to aid others shouldn’t be too much of a challenge.
You might believe that Apple is a computer company, or possibly even a music company. However it is clear with today’s earnings call and analysis that Apple is rapidly becoming a cell phone company.
For years Apple’s direct competition has been PC manufacturers, Operating System Manufacturers, and PC Software Groups. Today it appears Apple’s biggest competition is foreign based Cell Phone companies.
Overnight Apple has become the biggest United States’s Owned Cell Phone company. This is is truly a product revolution. There are certainly numerous concepts as to why the iPhone is such a success and why it sells so well.
But that is all in the past. Let’s talk about you. Let’s talk about me. Do you sell a product? Do you find that your competition is keeping you pushed down into your own niche market? Do you have what it takes to break out into your own?
In the upcoming year there will be thousands and thousands of layoffs at big tech companies, and I am certain other places as well. Do you have what it takes to stand out in the crowd?
Start by redefining yourself. You are not a systems adminstrator. You are a technologist. You solve people’s technology problems. You are not a geek. You are a people person who happens also to have amazing technology skills.
Create a New Resume. That resume is you. Start by blogging, creating valuable social profiles, and begin networking with people in your field. This is the beginning to marketing the NEW YOU.
Search for world changing opportunities. Don’t look for jobs. Look for amazing opportunities. We all need to pay the bills, but maybe their is an opportunity awaiting you to do bigger things than just paying the bills. Maybe their is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives. To inspire people to change the world.
Never give up. Many people who are no longer wanted as an apple, never take the time to market themselves as oranges, and thus they never get acquired, never see another opportunity, and drag themselves through life waiting to become apple sauce. Let’s hope that’s not you. Because just around the corner…everyone is buying Oranges.