To succeed in any form of business - you need an internet presence. Back in the day all you needed was a website, but these days you need SEO(search engine optimizing), a strong E-mail list if you are direct selling to customers amongst other fancy things in order to have a strong internet presence.
It's my belief that the best way to establish this solid internet presence or any kind of presence in general is through Youtube®. Youtube® is basically in this case is a way for you to connect directly with your audience through video updates, regular vlogs, and interaction with your audience. I don't care if you have an audience of 100 people. Talk to those people, keep uploading videos and watch your medium become a power house.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Keep your dreams alive by knowing success isn't something that happens overnight, but once you get to be truly successful one must be satisfied and leave off the ambition for a few months. For example, if a guy makes $30,000 in a real estate deal -- it's time to chill. $30k is hard to come by and if you do best get your team together so you guys can find ways to turn that into $300,000.
However, back to the thought - success is anything goal met. However, for the majority of people success is 50k a year at a job because in this economy $50,000 a year is look at as being well-off or laymen rich.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
A career as a business owner puts you at a very leverage position in commerce. It allows for tax deductions on much of your expenses and you get taxed less than the employee. Law is a very tricky topic with its own language. For example, by law an employee is considered a servant. Just look it up in Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition and you fill find that in section 'e' employee means servant.
This is the nature of commerce. In the end, during election years - small business owners win, though we small business people are going to be getting heavily taxed soon to protect big corporations - unfair. Basically, my point is -- start your own business!
Franchising Your Brand - FYB. Instead of selling all of your branded products yourself you can enlist affiliates. This is done by creating a company strictly for your IP(Intellectual Property) such as in this case logos and other trade secrets. For example, I have Yababa World, LLC as my main company and I will start Yababa International as secondary IP company. Yababa International will allow me to license my trademarks, patents and copyrights to anyone in the world so that I can franchise whatever it is I am selling
This might seem like a bit of advanced business, but with LegalZoom® it's not. Everything these days is conveniently set up for push-button submitting. Just click write and submit and LegalZoom® will have you all set. I just wanted to point the importance of an IP company to handle all of your logos. It also protects you from losing everything if your main company should get sued. And yes in America, we are the land the suing parties.
B2B allows for your business to connect with other businesses. It allows you to acquire discounts as a retailer when ordering products wholesale. It's a concept that is growing with emerging concepts such as Growth Hacking(growing your business creatively).
Friday, April 18, 2014
I know you should judge a book by it's cover, but the mixtape cover is the reason many of your fans would buy your product. A shitty mixtape cover takes away from the awe and fashion of how a proper mixtape should be packaged.
I suggest all rappers hire a skilled graphic designer to create a mixtape cover that is even better than this one to attract a new fan base. There is always room for one more new fan. Why not acquire the next set of fans the easy way -- through a decent mixtape cover design.