Thursday, April 24, 2014
Gaming centers are what I call those websites that just host games and nothing else. The difference with this website and others is that the gaming center concept won't be the purpose of the website. Just a small part of it essentially will be the gaming center.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I choose community because the ego can put you into a space of many delusions. The community will deliver support best off facts and you contribution. Hip Hop legends are a great example. Many of them don't make music anymore, but they aren't forgotten by the actual community of Hip Hop. A community will keep you going way faster than your ego will. My point is you can't be successful alone in the music industry. You need to turn your fan base into a community. For example, create a forums for your artist like the kind the do for the major artist like Kayne West.
That ego will get you no where fast. The community you create will support you for a years to come. Look at Canibus he has been blackballed, but his fan base aka community won't allow him to go broke. Even after pulling out the notebook during his rap battle with Dizaster they still support his albums, records and his shows.
Networking helps you stay connected into merging markets and other places of business. No longer will you struggle. For me, I am building my network right now amongst people I already know. The serious network comes when you go beyond your neighborhood and start talking to people in other states. Speaking with people from other industries and such. My main focus is the music industry right now.
They are audio engineers, beatmakers or just studio mixologists. These people often have a high skill set, but struggle to get clients. Damn will be the day when people begin outsourcing their production to countries like Singapore or India. People already outsource to other countries for things as simple as T-shirt manufacturing.
A music producer may use sites like PMP Worldwide, Soundclick, and Sound Cloud to get their marketing needs met. Others are looking to simply just get into the industry through a major label. I am here to say is to start small and start giving your beats out for free with a shout out or watermark to artist at these showcases. There is no dream to be had only real life. Have an ultimate goal be it becoming an industry professional or being one of the hottest underground music producer -- have a goal!
I know it is hard out there for everyone, but as a producer you should have no excuses why you can't make bank with all these would-be rappers around. Market yourself and your personal brand and they will come.
For most after college, comes taking out a loan for a home and worries about how you will pay off your debt. Much of America is on this position and I have a similar issue in my life. However, mine isn't debt as of yet, but you get the most out of school by networking. While in school network and make as many valuable contacts as possible. Because knowing someone these days is the only to really get a job.
If you know someone in the music industry, try to leverage that. I know I am. Jay-Z was right when he said "city is a pity. half of y'all won't make it". New York City is rough and competitive. All kinds of jobs require a unique skill set. Having one in the city is great as long as your just a young college grad with no children or personal duties besides paying off your debt.
It's like one of the homies used to say "a job is a job"... true, but does it pay enough to get an apartment of your own? Do you still need a roommate? I know I don't want a roommate, but if I have to I will. You never you and your roommate could make a few millions together. You never know who will help you be successful which is why you must have open mind - real estate, stocks, bonds ect.
I myself am don't wishing and wasting time. If someone has money to back an idea of mine I'm all for it. Right now, I just need to get back on my contract law and other business laws so I can go into business with a peace of mind knowing all my bases are covered. You as a budding business professional should do the same as well.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The cooperate I am speaking of isn't that extreme though the former works out effortlessly. I am talking cooperation like sending a simple E-mail to get your track featured on one of my videos. Maybe, we require cooperation to elect a new official or to start a business. Simple cooperation black folks need, but don't use.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I am very well versed with computers. I am into things like video game development, I can protect you from hackers and overseas viruses. This is just a brief of what I am able to do on a computer. Now, the only thing I have to do monetize my skill set.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
It doesn't matter what country you're from. You can get a job in the video game industry. Currently, I am not that good at coding, but I would like to get into the video game industry as certified PC Technician. Answer phones, making sure the computers stay up to speed amongst other things that I already do.
It's a stable income we all need to become able to make money passively online. Residual income is what everyone should be look toward after establishing a solid income. Let's say your job pays $600 dollars a month - leverage at least $25 dollars of that toward an investment pool or residual opportunity. Hell, save some to hire a web designer to fix your website up. I am considering doing this myself. I have realized you can't do things alone in this new world. The economic instability doesn't seem like it is going away anytime soon.
Friday, April 11, 2014
When looking to get signed just make sure you have your audience in line to leverage -- it's a business deal after all. No dreams to be fulfilled. Just contracts to be signed. I know it seems oversimplified, however I am a man that believes in smooth transitions and the easy life. That fast-paced pretending to be busy shit they got going on in the music industry isn't for me or a creative artist such as you -- the reader.....
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Please excuse the commentary. I am currently using Deno®(the video game segment of The Yababa Show™) as a testing platform to see how people respond to commentary and game play footage.
Assets are residual income. They keep paying even while you sleep. Without residual income in this economy you are sure to be a complicated situation. Currently, I'm looking into affiliate marketing programs. I don't know anyone that couldn't use a few assets in there life. First, let's get into what assets are.
Assets are money generating objects such as companies, businesses, online venture, ect. Residual income comes after passive income since you don't need to be on the JOB to get paid. You have others working for you. I am big on creative control, but you don't want to leave a company all your hands. This is the reason I started #TeamForstNetwork.
ASSETS – I'm looking to get into real estate so I can have people pay to live on property I own. I am looking to master money while teaching my fellow human beings the same. If you have any questions just shoot an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.