Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Let’s Talk’ Category

The Storm of the Century

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web

united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web (Photo credit: kevindean)

Hurricane Sandy, the MegaStorm! The storm that made Van Jones display how much of a moron he really is. The storm that made Governor Christy cry. The storm this. The storm that.

Ok, it was a storm. It was nowhere near the size of Typhoon Tip. It was a Cat 1. It rained. It flooded. Oh no!

It isn’t the storm of the century.

The coming Financial storm in America will make Sandy look weak and timid. For a hundred years, the Progressives in America has been buying votes today with money from tomorrow. They have never intended to pay it back. Their goal is a two class system, with them on the top. They have been struggling to make the rest of us dependent on them, and only them.

The typical reactions to life’s storms are a prime example. Instead of looking to one another. Instead of coming together. Instead of lifting one another up. Too many, far too many, look to Washington with the hands out. The Progressives are far to eager to fill it. But all this comes at a price.

The damage caused by the storm of the century is your Liberty. The binding idea during the American Revolution. Too many Americans now trade their Liberty for a few trinkets. It is worth far more than that.

Now America is again in election season. Again the two candidates have no plan and no intention of returning Liberty. There is still bread. There is still Circus. The people cheer. Their Liberty dies.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Pretty good. I like Indian food so it's odd th...

Pretty good. I like Indian food so it’s odd that I eat it so rarely. There’s even a restaurant within walking distance. Hmm… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I met up with a marketing friend of mine the other day. She was discouraged by the lack of results from their marketing. She is writing articles everyday about marketing and how to do things better. All are in an effort to attract readers who would become customers for their business opportunity.

“I hate the results I am getting,” she said. “I am thinking of some drastic measures and keywords to attract customers.”

“Oh,” I responded. “What kind of keywords? After all, you have an online business opportunity. I’m intrigued as to what keywords you want to use.”

She looked at her shoes, a bit embarrassed and shy. It took her a few times to start.

“I thinking of keywords that get lots of searches. Something like ‘the best anal sex’ or ‘the webs best kinky’ or something like that. I’ve used the Google search tools and sex sells. Even on the Internet!”

I was taken aback a bit. My friend was not the type to talk about sex in public, especially anal. I felt my cheeks go flush a bit. Now I looked at my shoes.

“Well,” I said a bit sheepishly. “Why do you think keywords about anal sex will work?”

“Because of the traffic they generate! I mean, it will bring in scores of hits.”

“Yes, and what will people find will they arrive at your site? Will they find discussions about anal sex or toys or how to videos? I thought you had a marketing education business opportunity?”

“I do. That’s what is at my site. But the traffic! I mean, all the hits!”

“And what do you think people will do when they find out your site has nothing to do with sex? How quickly will they leave?”

“Probably almost immediately.”

“How will that drive sales?”

We walked in silence for a few more blocks. My friends excitement waned a bit. She knew her idea was not a good one. Yes, she needs more traffic, but she needs the right traffic.

“The business you have is good,” I said as I broke the silence. “But you are experiencing the problem with copying the pros. They made their sales and have the deep pockets to get their articles on hundreds of sites. That is why they rank higher than you will. On your site, is every article about marketing?”

“Just about. Every once in awhile I find something else to write about, but it is rare.”

I knew my friend had more interests than making money. She loves to cook and is very good at it. I made an attempt to steer the conversation that direction.

“Tell me about your hobbies.”

“You know I love to cook, especially Indian recipes.”

“Do you ever share this love? Perhaps give tips on making butter chicken or share your favorite recipes, complete with tweaks?”

“No, why would I?”

“Because that is your niche. That is what you know. That is how you can be different. Imagine attracting readers with recipe and restaurant reviews. Image readers responding to cooking tips. Imagine those readers going to places you recommend and telling the waiter that they came because of you. That will make your site unique in the huge world of the Internet. Then you would have a chance to get those business owners to ask you about marketing. Now you have the customer traffic you really need. Not some gimmick like trying to work the phrase ‘have hot anal sex’ into an article. Real traffic, real results.”

My friend stopped and looked at me. A smile had come to her face. I could see the epiphany in her eyes. The only thing missing was the light bulb over her head.

“Of course. My story. My life. Who I am. You are so right. Sure, Gregg Davision’s story is about being an incredible salesman as that is who he is. Andrew Cass, Michael Force…all those guys. Sales is what they did before and what they do now. I’m not a saleswoman. I’m a cook! And a damn good one too!”

She slapped my arm and walked on, talking to herself about all the ideas for articles she suddenly had. My friend is well on her way to a new life.

Read Full Post »

emerald water, indeed

emerald water, indeed (Photo credit: rachel in wonderland)

The last time I traveled for the Legacy workshop in New Jersey, I used a plane to fly from Cincinnati to Newark, a train, two actually, to get from the airport to near the hotel and an automobile to get to the airport. My adventure made for a long day, though nothing experienced by John Candy in the titular movie. The time to travel has come again. The yearly vacation trek will start on Wednesday.

Most years, the travel involves taking the family to the beach at Emerald Isle, North Carolina. This year, a slightly different plan is afoot. On July 11, 2012, it we will our 20th wedding anniversary. Trying to celebrate such an event in the midst of starting a new business is trying. Where should we go? There were thoughts of Ireland or perhaps Germany. The state of Utah some how became a compromise. No, I don’t remember how.

We will still drive to the in-laws in Richmond, Virginia. The kids will go to Emerald Isle with them while we fly to Utah to some hiking around and way too much driving. My wife wants to see the whole state in one week. Salt Lake City to the Bryce Canyon area to Moab and back to Salt Lake for a tiring plan ride to Jackson, North Carolina.

Yes, I will most as I can while traveling. I will take many pictures and put some on my photostream in Flickr. Enjoy.

Read Full Post »

English: IssueBurner interface on iPhone

English: IssueBurner interface on iPhone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Is your website mobile ready? It is no longer good enough to have a site that will look good in a web browser running on a mobile phone. Users do not want to have to resize and move your site around their phone. A full 57% of users will not recommend a business with a bad mobile website. You can’t afford to lose that many customers.

What does mobile ready mean? It is a rework of the experience to look made for the mobile phone: large buttons, organized for the platform size, quick. The user wants to see about your business and make a purchase during the same session. Annoy them and they are not likely to return. You have to get mobile ready.

What about the QR code? Yes, that needs to not only be in your advertising, it needs to take users to a mobile ready website. Having it go to a website designed for a computer and a full size screen will annoy your users. Don’t annoy them. Get mobile ready.

Don’t know how to get mobile ready? We need to talk. Visit and get signed up. You are losing customers until you get mobile ready.

Read Full Post »

This image was selected as a picture of the we...

This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 26th week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, another July 4th. A day to drink heavily, roast hot dogs and set off fireworks. What does it all mean? Who cares???

Very much like Thanksgiving, Independence Day in America has been reduced to sales, eating and drinking. Long gone are the ideals that shaped the country: individual Liberty, the right for an individual to pursue their dreams, opportunity for all. Instead, Americans have traded the Liberty for 30 pieces of silver and the promise of money when they retire. The largest con job in the history of the country was declared legal last week and the useful idiots are celebrating.

Sad

The founding fathers noted Liberty was something that required eternal vigilance if it was to be kept. Abraham Lincoln noted we would not be destroyed from without, but from within. And he was correct. Our country is swimming in debt and is now owned by a central bank (thank you Woodrow Wilson). We are no longer Independent. We elect moron after moron to every office. Our schools fail because an educated populace is hard to control. America is not alone, Europe is gladly jumping off the same cliff to Tyranny.

Stop!

Take back your Independence. Learn to provide for yourself. Follow Your desires. And live.

My vlog on the 4th.

Read Full Post »

Wipe our Debt

Wipe our Debt (Photo credit: Images_of_Money)

Those who support the idea of debt like to point out that Capitalism needs Capital. Debt is required to create the Capital, so having debt is not bad. Phooey! While the pump may need to be primed after first, why would anyone need to keep priming? If your economic system does not start to produce profits, why continue it?

The American government seems bent on creating more and more debt, without regard to paying it back. They keep on spending far more than taken in to get the votes secured. There is no regard to a future. The idea of the game is to be dead before the debt holder comes knocking. People, like sheep, keep voting for these clowns.

This is not Capitalism. While it is true that Alexander Hamilton borrowed some money from France to start the American economy, the idea was to pay it back as soon as possible and it was. The system keeps itself going when the Government is out of the way of commerce and does not burden the people with massive debt. Today, however, this idea is long gone. Buying votes is far more important than securing a future.

Those Hamilton supported the idea of a Central Bank, many of the founders of America opposed it. The reason is simple. As soon as a country surrenders their currency to another entity, their control is no longer under their control. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson all opposed such moves. It took the banker crooks till 1913 and the creation of the Federal Reserve under Woodrow Wilson. At that moment, Americans lost control of their country and have been in debt ever sense.

This is not Capitalism. It is slavery. It is Debtism. It is the never ending debt to bankers.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »