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How to SELL YOUR SERVICES

So I asked why, wouldn’t he sell his services and earn money to buy a drone, but how can I sell my services? He asked: let’s talk about how to sell your services whatever they are. I was a freelancer for nine years, so I know that struggle is real, especially in the beginning, when you don’t completely know what you want to do, what are your strongest sides? Who is your client and what that client wants a bit of autobiography? I wasn’t always a VFX artist.

In fact, I was really distanced from any kind of tricky stuff. I started my journey in Photoshop. I was doing web designs at first and the first thing I ever sold was a redesign of hip hop or not even on an entire design, but some elements like hero, image, icons, buttons and stuff, like that earned my first $ 50. It wasn’t even an online day the guy who ordered that was someone I knew, and he knew I was doing some stuff in Photoshop.

So what is it all about? Pointers start small. If you know anyone who needs design of any kind talk to them, offer your services for cheap. These happy clients will spread the word and you will start getting more and more projects. On my own example, the guy I just mentioned was happy was with what I did for them and they started to order posters for every event. They have for $ 50 each and it was super awesome for a school boy over time.

Other people started to ask me to do stuff for them all sort of things. Business cards logos, web designs, posters: this is how word-of-mouth works, and this is how you build your real reputation. Word-Of-Mouth is great, but in order to get more and bigger clients, you need a portfolio to showcase your current level. It isn’t the challenging in the very beginning when you don’t have any clients. Yet my solution was simple and I’m pretty sure that’s what a lot of you are doing.

Anyway, I was making logos, websites and all that stuff that I already mentioned for fictional clients, and that way it was a good practice for me as well as I was able to build my portfolio, it’s a perfect way of doing it, because you don’t have any Limits or guidelines to follow you can showcase all you got at its best, so do it as much as you can, because clients work is rarely something you would want to put in your showroom or portfolio clients.

Work is a strong mix of their desires. Your resistance, shitty compromises, because, in the end of day, client has to be happy, and this is a rule. Clients happiness in your reputation are too closely connected. Things always always always finish your job as good as you can, while good feedbacks will slowly pull you forward. One bad feedback will throw you back really painfully where to showcase your portfolio.

A while ago, I had a really good custom-made website. It was my design executed by a really talented front-end developer. But when I was changing my brand, I got rid of website and lost that source fast. I don’t know what I was thinking about, but I remember I wanted more flexibility across multiple platforms, so I used Behance portfolio service for a while. Nowadays, I believe it’s free for anyone.

Who’s subscribed to Adobe software. Great thing about this service is that it’s linked to your Behance page. So whatever you upload to be hands automatically appears on your website. It’s actually really convenient, so much convenient that I already said. I got rid of my unique website, which still was a dumb thing to do. Speaking of Behance its portfolio showcasing platform more than it’s a platform to find a freelancer or jobs.

However, I had several projects from it, so, even if you don’t want to use their website service make sure to have a profile there, cuz it’s it’s anyway, beneficial to you. Behance is number one platform: employers surfing when they’re looking for creative solutions, inspiration or people. Behance is a good base, apart from it try to maintain a strong presence in social networks, Facebook Instagram Pinterest, whatever platforms there are nowadays, your ultimate goal is to showcase what you got to as many people as possible on faith on Facebook in particular.

Find groups that are relevant to what you’re doing share your work. There comment on other artists works, be active, employers are sometimes checking those groups out and in some of them I’ve seen they’re proposing projects looking for people. So, for instance, I’m a member of octane render group in facebook. Apart from brilliant artworks, people are posting their iΓ­ve. Seen couple of job offers project offers posted.

There are two, so whatever you’re doing logos, Web Design, CG and VFX paper origami find relevant group and be active in it. Finally, one of the most effective ways of selling professional services, for me personally was dedicated freelance website. There are free ones and paid ones for both freelancers and employers. I haven’t used any of these websites for years now, but I suspect not a lot of things changed.

Last year we used freelance com to find a guy who would be able to model some stuff for us, and I was impressed by service on this particular freelance that come both employer and freelancer are safe. So it’s flawless safe and straightforward. The freelancer we were working with wasn’t allowed to do any other project while he was working on our stuff and he was paid only when the project was approved.

As an employer. We had to fully pay everything to freelance calm, but the money got released only upon projects, a pro approval and it’s super awesome. Cuz. Both sides know that they are serious about the work. Freelancer knows that money are there and they’re waiting for him to finish the work. Employer knows that freelancer won’t steal the money and disappear. This service really makes communication between freelancers and employers really simple.

Ten years ago, when I was freelancing, workflows were not developed on that level I personally experienced when employer disappears and not paying you, I’ve seen other freelancers disappears and not delivering works, and things like that with freelance comm, it’s just not possible it’s eliminated, so both sides Are honest, awesomeness just check it out? What about the price price is very important start small, remember $ 50.

The trick here is, as the demand to your work grows. Price can grow too. Remember demand price, not vice-versa. If you over value your work, you’ll, probably find yourself without any clients at all to estimate the cost of your work. Use freelance websites as well go to projects find a project. You would like to work on and usually under description. Other freelancers are able to propose to the client check out their work check out how much they want for day work and compare your level to their level and that way you’ll be able to find out what what’s the price be competitive.

Do better job slightly cheaper than others, but don’t drop your prices crazy low, be adequate? Last thing I was doing was least effective and least appealing to do. I was doing cold calling sort of. I was sending emails to every studio alight, offering my services I’ve, sent hundreds of emails and felt myself like hardcore spammer, but from those hundred couple of them replied and the collaboration was great.

We worked on numerous projects over years. Any possible way of reaching out to client is a good way. I’ve been there. I’ve done it, you can too. To summarize, if you want to freelance and effectively sell your professional services, you should concentrate on building a strong presence on both social media and freelance websites. I’ve listed a couple of freelance websites in article description for you.

There are paid services, some freelance websites for freelancers things like boost your rating or somehow decorate your portfolio. I don’t know how it works not now, but so, if you can use this services cuz, it’s really beneficial to you like in games, same principles. You pay you benefit and what’s more important and shows the employer that you’re serious about your work, be active and just grow your network.

Apart from that, don’t forget about your personal projects, creative stuff and stuff, your most passionate about! Do it upload it to your portfolio and push yourself to grow? Your level comes up if I was helpful in this topic thumbs down if you’re one of those guys thank you for reading guys, see you in the next one peace.


 

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How to Save your Small Business THOUSANDS a Year on shipping πŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’°

My name is kia jay. I am the CEO of taylor beauty’s, so you guys have asked for more entrepreneurship articles, and today I have a special article for you guys. So in today’s article I am going to be giving you all the tea on how to ship your products at a low cost. So we’re all here because we’re a business we’ve been shipping out products, but we’re really confused about how to get those products shipped out at the lowest cost.

The benefits of understanding shipping rates is one. It gives you a huge value to your customer because you’re not charging your customer an arm and a leg for shipping and to really it also helps with customer service, because it also gives you an idea of how long it’s going to take you to get a Product from your office or wherever you ship from to that customers door. So today I’m going to be talking about shipping rates, as well as different shipping options and pretty much transit time.

I use a combination of the United States, Postal Service UPS, FedEx and DHL, depending on where my item is going, but overall today I’m only going to talk about the USPS because for a small business I find that this is the most cost effective way to ship Out of idem, so a lot one of the biggest mistakes that I see a lot of small businesses make. Is they try to get these personalized packages to ship out to a customer and what I mean personalized? Let’s take this, for example, this is the envelope right and one of the things they want.

A cute pink envelope will all of their writing and stuff on it and they want this nice pretty packaging, and I think that is okay, but keep in mind that costs money. Not only does it cost money to you, but you have to also charge your customer. Your customer for that as well, so I like to stay away from branded envelopes. I like some nicely packaged my stuff inside that way. We that way, you’re able to provide a good value to the customer because they’re not overpaying for packaging.

So when it comes to the United States Postal Service, they do offer a lot of different ways to ship items and understand in the different ways that they have to ship items is what’s really going to help you save money on your packaging, so there’s different levels To the United States Postal Service, so the first thing we’re going to start with is first-class mail right, so first-class mail is basically anything that weighs under a pound.

So if you are shipping an item and it weighs under a pound, you never want to ship it Priority Mail 1, because that’s going to make your price hike even more and 2, because you want to give your you want to give the best value to your Customer and really give your customer the best value in their shipping rates. So when it comes to the first-class mail, one thing you have to understand is you: do have to purchase your own packaging for anything that costs under a pound.

So so, if you are a business, the first thing you want to do is kind of figure out. How much is my item going to weigh so understanding? How much your item is going to weigh is really going to help. You understand how you’re going to package this item each and every single time that you ship out item anything that weighs less than a pound one. It’s the envelope is fairly light. It weighs less than an ounce.

So it’s not going to be very heavy. I like to use a scale I’ll leave a link below to the scale that I like to use. You want to always make sure you weigh your items before you ship it out it usually shits for under $ 5, depending on where it’s going and also you also want to make sure when you include that rate, you include a lot of things. Some of the things you want to include is you want to include how much it costs a package so include that in your shipping rate, as well so, for instance, figuring out about how much your envelopes cost and how much other things cost now.

I know a lot of times: people don’t like to use these generic envelopes, but keep in mind. Sometimes when you get the personalized envelopes, they can cost you about a dollar or two, if you’re not buying a whole lot at one time, it can be very expensive. So, keep in mind that you can always save money, finding a supplier that that gives you a very low cost and if you think that this is not great, also think about how you can package that item to make it look good.

I like to package my items to keep it under a pound very nicely and also because I know the envelope is not the best. I do like to personalize packages by adding thank-you notes, and things like that took my customers, this class. Let’s talk about Priority Mail Priority Mail is anything that weighs over a pound and priority milk can get expensive. That’s why I say understanding how much your stuff weighs now, if there’s stuff weighs over a pound, you want to figure out.

You want to go the priority mail route. The thing that I love about Priority Mail is that you can get free shipping supplies from the Postal Service, so you can go online to the United States. Postal Service com go onto that website and actually they can give you all of you can get all of your ship and supplies for free and you can order as much as you want. Unlimited amounts – and that’s what I like so here – are some options of some free items that come through the double United States Postal Service.

You can get some milled to your business or to your home wherever you want to get the mail to so this is a flat rate envelope. The United States Postal Service has a lot of different flat rate envelopes. The thing that I like about the flat rate envelope is that if your item weighs over a pound, it doesn’t matter how much it weighs it’s always going to be a the same price depending on where in the United States its shipping to so.

This is a good asset to use if you are if it could fit in the envelope, but it’s more than a pound, because this is probably one of the lower prices, then, even if it is a pound, they still offer other different options like this, which is Just a regular box that you can ship and then they also have other types of boxes, which is flat rate boxes. So if you’re, you have a lot of stuff but you’re shipping it in the box, you can get yourself flat rate box, so showing you guys an example of shipping, something flat rate versus not shipping it flat rate.

Let’s say I wanted to ship something from Atlanta, Georgia to New York, just using a fake addresses and I’m shipping to the Empire State Building, and so let’s say that package weighs ten pounds now, here’s the difference. If a package weighs ten pounds and you shipping your own box, not provided by the United States Postal Service, it costs you twenty five dollars as opposed to shipping it in a medium flat rate box, and that is thirteen sixty five and it also has flat rate Boxes on their site, like a region, a box which is way cheaper and it’s actually the same size as a medium flat rate box.

So the same item that you could have shipped for twenty five dollars at ten pounds. If you go on their website and order free supplies, this is comparable to a box and it’s eight dollars and 15 cents. So those are the things that I like to do. Another option to help you save money on shipping is, if you are a business that does ship out a large value. My business has grown to the point where I ship out a large volume of stuff.

So the great thing that I love about you States Postal Service. This article is not sponsored. I just I just loved their customer service. So much, but one of the things that I absolutely love is, I have an Account Manager with them. So, basically, what an Account Manager is is somebody who looks over the total amount of items that you’re shipping out and basically what you get to a certain volume there.

You get two different tiers of value. Your prices can go down. So if you are shipping out at a large value, I definitely encourage you to find a manager that can help you really advocate for you. I have a manager that really advocates for me helps me get the best price on my shipping, as well as make sure that I have a pickup every single day at at convenient times. So just keep that. Keep that in mind.

Another thing about Priority Mail is that what Priority Mail um as opposed to first-class, sometimes first-class, will take about five days to ship. So keep that in mind, but snow Priority Mail usually takes up to three days to ship, but also a great thing about the United States. Postal Service is that you have tracking, so you can provide your customers with tracking options so once your business does grow like I said you, you can get an account manager, and not only can you do that with the US Postal Service, but FedEx and FedEx and Ups and DHL all have that option where they will also advocate for you to get the best pricing the thing of the thing about using those companies as opposed to the United States Postal Service is, unfortunately, they do not offer these great shipping boxes.

The United States Postal Service has so many different options for a boxing. That’s why I do like that. So yes, so there are also other services that you can use in addition to having an Account Manager, there’s sites, there’s different sites like Stan’s, comm, ship station and sites, like that, where all of your orders will come into one. It’s called the API it’ll come in two there and then it’ll upload all of your shipments at one time.

So you can kind of print out all your labels at one time. So if you’re a business and you’re you’re, you have like 30, you have like 30 orders a week. I definitely would not recommend using a service like that one because you do have to pay a monthly fee and that might cut into that might cut into the monthly fees. So when I was operating on a very small level with my business, what I would do is I would go into the United States, Postal Service website and I would manually type up each and every each and every label.

I would already know my weights and things like that, and I would print out my labels, one by one PayPal does offer this as well. If you have you have, if your payment method is PayPal, PayPal does also offer where you can print out multiple labels at one time. So just kind of check on your website see what options you have for having labels and if you are a small business, it’s really great to understand your pricing on how much you are going to spend on each thing rather than kind of winging it.

As you go along, I would definitely recommend if you are starting out or if you already start out order, every single or every single free priority mail box that they have going USPS. You can’t go wrong because it’s free and packaged your stuff in the boxes and see which one is going to be the lowest for you to ship and once you the good thing about that, is anything that you don’t need. You can always just go to the post office and leave it there for somebody else who may need it.

So I definitely recommend that when your business starts, operating and business is really booming, then that’s when I recommend to use the third-party websites like stamps.Com substation and things like that, because using those webs using those websites will help, will save you a lot of time. But you know there are fees that come along with that. So make sure your business is ready for something like that.

But, like I said the more you start, shipping out, you can get an account manager to help advocate for you to really make sure you’re getting the best price on shipping as possible. So I hope this article was helpful for you guys. I hope I was able to explain that very well. A few hot guys have any questions. Leave me some questions in the comments below I’ll leave. The link to the scale that I like to use, as well as everything that was mentioned in this article.

So I’ll see you guys in my next entrepreneurship series make sure if you have any requests, you guys leave them down below and thank you so much for reading.


 

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What Is Web Hosting? Explained Simply | GoDaddy

Your website’s files and data must be physically stored on a computer that is connected to the Internet. These large high-powered computers are Called web servers Website hosts are companies that physically house several web servers in one location or what is sometimes referred to as a data center.

In addition to housing, the web servers website hosts provide the software security support and bandwidth that connects your website to the internet. Think of a website hosting company like a shopping center that contains several individual stores. If you want to open a store at the shopping center, you can lease space in it and set up shop Just like a shopping center website. Hosting companies enable you to lease space on their web servers where you can store your website files and make them available for visitors to view on the Internet To accommodate a wide variety of websites and customer needs.

There are a variety of hosting solutions. Hosting solutions are broadly categorized, based on the amount of server space you need for your website files and the monthly amount of bandwidth your site consumes. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data being transferred or the amount of resource usage. Your website requires Consider your shop again…. Suppose you sell only handmade bracelets, you have a small unique product offering, so you don’t need nor want to lease the same amount of space as a big department store.

Instead, you could lease a smaller store in the shopping center. That gives you just enough space for your goods and costs less money. Additionally, because you’re a small shop, you don’t need a lot of extra technology or staff to help you sell your product, like a department store requires Between you and your mobile payment device. You have plenty of bandwidth to take care of your customers and don’t need to buy any extra technology or hire more employees, Make sense Beyond server space and bandwidth.

There are other things to consider when selecting a hosting solution. Your budget ease of use or complexity of solution, the level of flexibility or customization. The solution allows, as well as privacy and security features. Godaddy offers a variety hosting solutions To determine which hosting solution is best for you. Please visit GoDaddy.Com and click Hosting


 

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How to Save your Small Business THOUSANDS a Year on shipping πŸ’°πŸ’ΈπŸ’°

My name is kia jay. I am the CEO of taylor beauty’s, so you guys have asked for more entrepreneurship articles, and today I have a special article for you guys. So in today’s article I am going to be giving you all the tea on how to ship your products at a low cost. So we’re all here because we’re a business we’ve been shipping out products, but we’re really confused about how to get those products shipped out at the lowest cost.

The benefits of understanding shipping rates is one. It gives you a huge value to your customer because you’re not charging your customer an arm and a leg for shipping and to really it also helps with customer service, because it also gives you an idea of how long it’s going to take you to get a Product from your office or wherever you ship from to that customers door. So today I’m going to be talking about shipping rates, as well as different shipping options and pretty much transit time.

I use a combination of the United States, Postal Service UPS, FedEx and DHL, depending on where my item is going, but overall today I’m only going to talk about the USPS because for a small business I find that this is the most cost effective way to ship Out of idem, so a lot one of the biggest mistakes that I see a lot of small businesses make. Is they try to get these personalized packages to ship out to a customer and what I mean personalized? Let’s take this, for example, this is the envelope right and one of the things they want.

A cute pink envelope will all of their writing and stuff on it and they want this nice pretty packaging, and I think that is okay, but keep in mind that costs money. Not only does it cost money to you, but you have to also charge your customer. Your customer for that as well, so I like to stay away from branded envelopes. I like some nicely packaged my stuff inside that way. We that way, you’re able to provide a good value to the customer because they’re not overpaying for packaging.

So when it comes to the United States Postal Service, they do offer a lot of different ways to ship items and understand in the different ways that they have to ship items is what’s really going to help you save money on your packaging, so there’s different levels To the United States Postal Service, so the first thing we’re going to start with is first-class mail right, so first-class mail is basically anything that weighs under a pound.

So if you are shipping an item and it weighs under a pound, you never want to ship it Priority Mail 1, because that’s going to make your price hike even more and 2, because you want to give your you want to give the best value to your Customer and really give your customer the best value in their shipping rates. So when it comes to the first-class mail, one thing you have to understand is you: do have to purchase your own packaging for anything that costs under a pound.

So so, if you are a business, the first thing you want to do is kind of figure out. How much is my item going to weigh so understanding? How much your item is going to weigh is really going to help. You understand how you’re going to package this item each and every single time that you ship out item anything that weighs less than a pound one. It’s the envelope is fairly light. It weighs less than an ounce.

So it’s not going to be very heavy. I like to use a scale I’ll leave a link below to the scale that I like to use. You want to always make sure you weigh your items before you ship it out it usually shits for under $ 5, depending on where it’s going and also you also want to make sure when you include that rate, you include a lot of things. Some of the things you want to include is you want to include how much it costs a package so include that in your shipping rate, as well so, for instance, figuring out about how much your envelopes cost and how much other things cost now.

I know a lot of times: people don’t like to use these generic envelopes, but keep in mind. Sometimes when you get the personalized envelopes, they can cost you about a dollar or two, if you’re not buying a whole lot at one time, it can be very expensive. So, keep in mind that you can always save money, finding a supplier that that gives you a very low cost and if you think that this is not great, also think about how you can package that item to make it look good.

I like to package my items to keep it under a pound very nicely and also because I know the envelope is not the best. I do like to personalize packages by adding thank-you notes, and things like that took my customers, this class. Let’s talk about Priority Mail Priority Mail is anything that weighs over a pound and priority milk can get expensive. That’s why I say understanding how much your stuff weighs now, if there’s stuff weighs over a pound, you want to figure out.

You want to go the priority mail route. The thing that I love about Priority Mail is that you can get free shipping supplies from the Postal Service, so you can go online to the United States. Postal Service com go onto that website and actually they can give you all of you can get all of your ship and supplies for free and you can order as much as you want. Unlimited amounts – and that’s what I like so here – are some options of some free items that come through the double United States Postal Service.

You can get some milled to your business or to your home wherever you want to get the mail to so this is a flat rate envelope. The United States Postal Service has a lot of different flat rate envelopes. The thing that I like about the flat rate envelope is that if your item weighs over a pound, it doesn’t matter how much it weighs it’s always going to be a the same price depending on where in the United States its shipping to so.

This is a good asset to use if you are if it could fit in the envelope, but it’s more than a pound, because this is probably one of the lower prices, then, even if it is a pound, they still offer other different options like this, which is Just a regular box that you can ship and then they also have other types of boxes, which is flat rate boxes. So if you’re, you have a lot of stuff but you’re shipping it in the box, you can get yourself flat rate box, so showing you guys an example of shipping, something flat rate versus not shipping it flat rate.

Let’s say I wanted to ship something from Atlanta, Georgia to New York, just using a fake addresses and I’m shipping to the Empire State Building, and so let’s say that package weighs ten pounds now, here’s the difference. If a package weighs ten pounds and you shipping your own box, not provided by the United States Postal Service, it costs you twenty five dollars as opposed to shipping it in a medium flat rate box, and that is thirteen sixty five and it also has flat rate Boxes on their site, like a region, a box which is way cheaper and it’s actually the same size as a medium flat rate box.

So the same item that you could have shipped for twenty five dollars at ten pounds. If you go on their website and order free supplies, this is comparable to a box and it’s eight dollars and 15 cents. So those are the things that I like to do. Another option to help you save money on shipping is, if you are a business that does ship out a large value. My business has grown to the point where I ship out a large volume of stuff.

So the great thing that I love about you States Postal Service. This article is not sponsored. I just I just loved their customer service. So much, but one of the things that I absolutely love is, I have an Account Manager with them. So, basically, what an Account Manager is is somebody who looks over the total amount of items that you’re shipping out and basically what you get to a certain volume there.

You get two different tiers of value. Your prices can go down. So if you are shipping out at a large value, I definitely encourage you to find a manager that can help you really advocate for you. I have a manager that really advocates for me helps me get the best price on my shipping, as well as make sure that I have a pickup every single day at at convenient times. So just keep that. Keep that in mind.

Another thing about Priority Mail is that what Priority Mail um as opposed to first-class, sometimes first-class, will take about five days to ship. So keep that in mind, but snow Priority Mail usually takes up to three days to ship, but also a great thing about the United States. Postal Service is that you have tracking, so you can provide your customers with tracking options so once your business does grow like I said you, you can get an account manager, and not only can you do that with the US Postal Service, but FedEx and FedEx and Ups and DHL all have that option where they will also advocate for you to get the best pricing the thing of the thing about using those companies as opposed to the United States Postal Service is, unfortunately, they do not offer these great shipping boxes.

The United States Postal Service has so many different options for a boxing. That’s why I do like that. So yes, so there are also other services that you can use in addition to having an Account Manager, there’s sites, there’s different sites like Stan’s, comm, ship station and sites, like that, where all of your orders will come into one. It’s called the API it’ll come in two there and then it’ll upload all of your shipments at one time.

So you can kind of print out all your labels at one time. So if you’re a business and you’re you’re, you have like 30, you have like 30 orders a week. I definitely would not recommend using a service like that one because you do have to pay a monthly fee and that might cut into that might cut into the monthly fees. So when I was operating on a very small level with my business, what I would do is I would go into the United States, Postal Service website and I would manually type up each and every each and every label.

I would already know my weights and things like that, and I would print out my labels, one by one PayPal does offer this as well. If you have you have, if your payment method is PayPal, PayPal does also offer where you can print out multiple labels at one time. So just kind of check on your website see what options you have for having labels and if you are a small business, it’s really great to understand your pricing on how much you are going to spend on each thing rather than kind of winging it.

As you go along, I would definitely recommend if you are starting out or if you already start out order, every single or every single free priority mail box that they have going USPS. You can’t go wrong because it’s free and packaged your stuff in the boxes and see which one is going to be the lowest for you to ship and once you the good thing about that, is anything that you don’t need. You can always just go to the post office and leave it there for somebody else who may need it.

So I definitely recommend that when your business starts, operating and business is really booming, then that’s when I recommend to use the third-party websites like stamps.Com substation and things like that, because using those webs using those websites will help, will save you a lot of time. But you know there are fees that come along with that. So make sure your business is ready for something like that.

But, like I said the more you start, shipping out, you can get an account manager to help advocate for you to really make sure you’re getting the best price on shipping as possible. So I hope this article was helpful for you guys. I hope I was able to explain that very well. A few hot guys have any questions. Leave me some questions in the comments below I’ll leave. The link to the scale that I like to use, as well as everything that was mentioned in this article.

So I’ll see you guys in my next entrepreneurship series make sure if you have any requests, you guys leave them down below and thank you so much for reading.


 

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Business Etiquette – Art Of Introductions | Personal Impact

Introductions are part of everyday business, so it & # 39 s, essential that you & # 39 re, comfortable and confident when introducing others and also when being introduced to others. So one of the questions I & # 39 m asked a lot is whose names you say first in an introduction. Well in a business & nbsp, introductions are made based on rank and precedence.

Gender is not taken into consideration and women are treated equally based on rank, not chivalry. So in making an introduction, the person who holds the highest rank within an organization would be considered the most important person or the person who would take precedence over the others. So in most organizations that would be the president or the CEO, the lower ranking person is always introduced to the higher ranking person.

So when making an introduction, the junior person would always be introduced to the senior person. So the easiest way to do this is to face the most important person and to say their name before introducing the other person to them. When making an introduction, it & # 39 s, always a good idea to give a little bit more information about the other person than just their name. That way, it can act as a conversation starter, and it can also make both parties feel more comfortable okay.

So let & # 39 s review the formula based on order of precedence. The senior executive always receives the junior executive. The name of the senior executive is spoken first, the name of the junior executive is spoken last, for example, if I was to say mister senior executive. I would like to introduce mr. Junior executive from the LA branch, and then I would say mr. Senior executive is our director of national brands.

When it comes to introducing government officials, it & # 39 s really important to do your research ahead of time. On the correct customs of address, there are lots of really great ways to do this. One way would be to check the internet, and another way would be to check some of the great resource books that are out there on the topic. When introducing a client to someone from an organization that provides them service, the clients name comes first, for example, John Jones, I & # 39 d like to introduce Jim Smith our department manager.

Jim John is our customer from Seattle, and he & # 39 s due really well with our product line. They & # 39 re. A government official always receives a non-official, for example, if I was to say mr. Mayor, I & # 39 d like to introduce Miss Smith, one of the provinces leading exporters here & # 39 s, a article that demonstrates the formula for introductions. So I was the introduction I mean I budgeted Miss Jones and a fake, Miss Jones.

I would like to introduce our new employee, mr. Smith. Mr. Smith is just started at this location here and Cooper recently and Miss Jones for this, and then you can add something like my understanding of both the width of us because being and that over to give them an ice scraper, so they need each other later. It & # 39 s always talked about, so you always want to try to add a little bit of extra information if you can so in a situation where you might have to introduce to your colleague to a client now who & # 39 s important movie, Nobody speaking for the CEO, the client we never oh, we always have and person and then introduce the other people to that person and then add a little bit more information.

Okay, so interactions. The keywords are allowed to introduce, or without introducing to you you to meet as soon as you say I & # 39 ve met you to meet. It basically turns the table and gives the other person 11 hours. Okay. Thank you very much. < /p >


 

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10 TIPS FOR GETTING SOUNDCLOUD FOLLOWERS IN 2019 – HOW TO GET STARTED ON SOUNDCLOUD

Maybe you haven’t hit that first hundred or first thousand or even first ten thousand and in my opinion SoundCloud is still going to be super valuable. So this article is all about how you can gain traction and gain followers on SoundCloud in 2019. Let’s go so it’s 2019 and streaming is becoming more and more popular for music.

There’s SoundCloud, there’s Spotify, there’s Apple music. There’s all these different platforms. However, in my opinion, SoundCloud is still one of the most vital ones, because in a lot of ways it’s still the only kind of social network of music. You have Spotify, you have all these other ones, but SoundCloud is the only one where you can really comment. Communicate interact with your fans, interact with artists, you want to message and be in contact with, and I still think SoundCloud is still very valid.

It’s still very good, and you know who knows two months from now six months from now they could figure their stuff. Oh and they could still become one of the most popular platforms for music, especially underground music. So let’s just get into these ten tips now the first one doesn’t have to do with SoundCloud itself has to do with you and its quality. The quality of your music is going to be absolutely vital for standing out on SoundCloud SoundCloud.

You have to just dig through a constant pile of crap and, in my opinion, the only music that is going to continuously hook. People in is high quality music. Now, I’m not saying you have to be Skrillex or phlume or Diplo, or you know any of these levels of musicians. But what I recommend doing is listen to listening to your favorite artists, artists. You aspire to sound like or you think you sound like and really objectively try and look at it and see if you are 80 % as good as they are.

I would say to succeed on Soundcloud and to stand out. You really have to be at least 80 % as good as the people you aspire to sound like, and if you don’t honestly, I think you’ll just get forgotten and your music will quickly fall into the pile and you’re not going to stand out. And it’s just going to be a lot of effort when I think spending that time on social media could be better spent on trying to grow your skills versus that so step one before you really even think about getting yourself on soundcloud.

I would make sure your music is about 80 % as good as those of you aspire to sound like quality. So you can put your best foot forward now. Tip number two goes into the whole quality versus quantity debate and it comes down to quantity or more so consistency. I think consistency is very important. A song has a specific lifespan and it’s actually starting to get shorter and shorter. But what I mean by that and what I mean by the lifespan of a track is say: you put out a new track well over the course of say a month and even a short is now three weeks even two weeks, even one week in the day And age of music, we live in it kind of has a lifespan where you gain all this traction, maybe get YouTube.

Support blog support, support from your friends. You gain this new attention for it, you gain these followers. You gain these fans, you gain these listens and it reaches a peak and then it quickly steeply starts to cut off and the track quickly becomes forgotten for the most part in this day and age of music. Unless, of course, it’s a masterpiece and it’s a it’s a very standout song, but for the most part musics just going to go up, have a lifespan and it’s going to go down now.

If you’re, putting one song out every two months, you’re not going to stand out and you’re going to quickly be forgotten, just think about you as a listener. How many new artists are always on your radar, new music and how many of them to you really stand out and are ones you keep going back to and very likely it’s only the ones where they’re constantly in your face constantly providing you with a new song And for personally, I’m just speaking personally here, it takes about 4 to 5 songs from artists for that to kind of click in my head and be like.

Oh, I like this artist. This is an artist. I want to follow and pay attention to say. For example, I don’t know an artist I I recently fell in love with would be like bad computer, whose releases a lot on monstercat. I heard one song of his. I really liked it and I gave him a follow in the hopes that maybe he’ll put out more stuff that I’ll really like. And luckily I followed him around the time where he started to consistently release on monstercat, probably once a month, and those songs were just constantly on my radar, like good new song, good new song, good new song and that solidified him to me.

As one of my favorites, while there could be another artist where they put out a single and it’s like one of the best singles I’ve ever heard, but if they don’t put something out, I’m going to quickly forget about them and not consider them. One of my favorites one of those go-to artists, one of those artists that, if they played in my town, I’d, want to go see or one of those artists that I’d follow on Soundcloud form or I would eventually go through my soundcloud followers and be like.

Oh, I got the single from this person, I’m not going to follow them anymore unfollow, so you need a really good balance of quality and consistency, and it might take a while to get to that point where your skills are at the point where you can write At least one quality song and release it per month, but I recommend the quicker you can do that. The quicker that, consistent that that lifespan can build on itself, because once your track hits the peak of its plays and follows, then you drop that next track and every all those new people who just start paying attention to you are going to listen to that new Song and it’s going to keep going up, you’re going to keep going up instead of kind of getting a bunch of new followers and some of them disappearing or not interacting with your work anymore.

So number two was consistency. Now number three is a little less useful in 2019, but I still wouldn’t rule it out and that is download gates. Now, if you don’t know how to download gate, a download gate is a website in a a technique that you can use to set up a download for your song, where, when someone downloads your song, instead of asking for money, you ask for some sort of social Currency and that could be a SoundCloud follow.

That could be a Facebook light, and in this case, because we’re doing SoundCloud follows in SoundCloud growth, you do it for a SoundCloud follow, maybe even a repost, maybe even a comment, because a bunch of comments on your track will make it look really good and give Social proof to the fact that your track is worth listening to and people like it, so those are going to be websites like the artist Union tone.

Den hive fan gate, there’s there’s so many right now, they’re so easy to set up, and it’s it’s really as easy as you set up a download gate for a track go to any of those websites, easy breezy. And then, when someone wants to download your track, they’ll have to like it repost it follow you, and hopefully that repost and that follow will either lead them to listening to more of your music in the future or that repost getting the attention of others and the Reason I say it’s still valuable is even though the average listener is probably just streaming your track, putting it in a playlist putting it in their favorites DJs and people who still like to collect songs on their computer, primarily DJ’s are still going to want to download Your music, I know myself whenever I have a show coming up.

I probably download like a hundred new songs, and I have to go through those download gates pretty much for every single one I buy very little music or maybe a third to a quarter while most of the music I’m still going through a download gate to acquire. So this is going to be super beneficial because you’re going to get reposts you’re going to get likes, you can get favorites, maybe even comments, and it can take a track that has no traction and if it’s good enough people will download it and it will get Traction so I recommend still using to download gates in 2019.

Now the next technique is using download gates for stuff other than music and providing values, and what I mean by that is: yes: you’ll have DJ’s that use download gates, but that’s still very few. However, one way down low gates are still really valuable is to provide some sort of value for your audience or prospective audience, be it through a sound through a sample pack. Maybe you write a blog that can only be accessed through a download gate.

So what you can do is you can create a really desirable item, property of some sort, sample, packs presets inside look article. I could you can get really creative with it and you can actually put it behind a download gate where someone has to use a download gate to access it, and this is actually how I got a lot of my following and how cymatics the company I used To work for gained a ton of their following is where, if you want to download a sample pack, if you want to download preset something like that, you have to use a download gate or stems.

If someone wants to remix your song or something like that, they have to use this download gate and for me that gets way more downloads than a song to a download gate. So tip number four is provide value for your audience and put that behind it download Gate where they have to then follow you repost it or something like that now tip number five for growing. Your soundcloud is going to be repost trading or joining repost circles.

Now there’s two sort of different things here. The first is repost trading, where you can go to websites which I think like repost Network or things like that, where you can essentially put your song up on there and you can kind of get asked for a bid. Essentially that where someone can offer to repost it for you reposting one of their songs and the reason I say bid, because a lot of times has to do with how many followers you have so like.

I have a SoundCloud with 15k, so I can ask an account with 15k to do a trade, for example, and then I just you know, select their song hit, yes, make an offer. If we agree, I don’t even have to do any of the work it’ll actually manually, do it for you for 24 hours, so if you’re, really new to SoundCloud using these websites to just create all these repost trades and get songs to repost is really useful because Reposting on Soundcloud is, in my opinion, one of the best things and worse things about it and my opinion kind of ruins SoundCloud because it kind of ruined your feed and it ruined the cleanliness of just following people.

You like, however, I’m not going to avoid the elephant in the room I’m going to take advantage of it, so I’m going to use websites like that to set up these repost networks. Now, on top of that, you can also set up repost networks with your friends. If you have friends who are all producers create, like a a group, chat a discord, something like that, where every time one of you releases a song, all of you are going to repost it periodically, and that way you can join forces with your friends, and everyone Gets each other’s support every time you put out a song cuz, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere and it can be just a great way to start snowballing and get the attention you want that you yourself may not have with a brand new or very small Soundcloud, the next tip is going to be using your other social media.

Now this may seem very obvious, but using your Twitter, your Facebook, your Instagram, your snapchat, to push a song when it when it’s out is very beneficial. Now my main order word of advice here, though, is to grow those social media or social media separately, and not just making those a self promotional platform. You want to give people a reason to follow your Facebook, a reason to follow your Instagram, a reason to follow your Twitter, so you want to be providing value content on those platforms that isn’t just always here’s my soundcloud link, here’s my soundcloud link because nothing is Going to get you unfollowed or liked quicker, however, that being said, those social medias are going to be a great way to just get that initial traction, especially your personal Facebook account, because your other social media is probably going to be as small as your soundcloud or Within the same range, but your personal Facebook has your friends and they already interact with you and communicate with you not to mention you can private message: people you can private message.

Your best friends give them a song, ask them for support and, if you’re fairly new, to growing a sound fairly new to growing social media over all your friends are very likely to support you now. Someone like me, who’s been at it for five years. If I sent people links they’re so tired of seeing it, so it’s probably not very effective, but this tutorial isn’t for people who have been on South Club for five years.

This is people who are just growing and some people who are pretty much starting 2018-2019 so use your other social media to grow your soundcloud. The next tip is going to be YouTube promotional blogs to grow your soundcloud, so on YouTube. There are tons of blogs that exclusively upload other people’s music and what you can do, every time you put out a song is you can connect with these blogs? They usually have submission emails in their About section, collect dozens of them in a spreadsheet email them all.

Personally, one by one, and even if just one picks it up, and they include your download gate in the description say, your song got a thousand to ten thousand plays on one of these blogs, which is very realistic. You know some of these blogs can do very well and, let’s even just be conservative, let’s say you got a thousand plays, even if one percent of that thousand decided to actually download the song.

So one in a hundred plays that’s still ten more followers than you had the day before, and ten followers is a big deal. You shouldn’t take that for granted. So using YouTube’s promotional networks to actually get your music heard is very beneficial and I recommend using a promo strategy and having a promo plan every time you release a song or maybe you’re, hitting them up two weeks before you’re telling them hey my songs.

Coming out. This date, would you be interested you’re, starting to communicate with these people and find out who they are on a personal level. Building connections with them YouTube is still a very valid way of promoting music in 2019, and I still highly recommend it, especially with YouTube music becoming a thing where now people will actually be listening to and streaming music through YouTube music specifically and then, if they ever Choose to download it or see your name and like it it’ll probably convert.

However many even however little will convert to followers on Soundcloud. The next step is going to be joining the community. So one of the things I was preaching in the beginning that I like about SoundCloud, is it still very much a social network you’re still very much communicating reposting, commenting private messaging, all these things and if you join the community and you start to find artists and Participate in their work, they’re so much more likely to check yours.

Oh now, I’m not recommending to go to you know a huge producer and spam their song with comments to check out your work, but I recommend finding musicians around your level and giving them really constructive. Creative or kind feedback that you truly mean listen to their music, tell them what you liked about it tell them what you think maybe check out a couple of their songs. Don’t ever ask them to check out yours, but just be a part of the community and participate in their work and you’re more likely to build a community and have people to start to connect with yours, one of my best friends in the world, Sam winter him And I actually met on soundcloud and he’s actually from Ottawa, and this was back when you’re both started, and I was doing just that.

Every day I was like grinding, I was just like finding music and I was participating. I was communicating, he was one of them. We started private messaging years later. He moved to live with me in Vancouver and we started a business. I eventually worked for cymatics and lived together for like a year and a half, so you never know you know. Being part of the community is a great way to just start to build your inner circle and just really grassroots connect and build a community from the ground up and lastly, I recommend branding and when I say branding I mean really perfecting how your soundcloud looks.

You want really clean links, a really clean bio, taking advantage of the image and the header on top of it, having a really good name. That’s really easy for people to search and remember memorable song names that are probably related and ideally even a consistent, sound or style. Now, if you’re still really new musician, you may still be finding that so don’t hurt yourself and beat yourself up too much about finding that.

However, I just really recommend the sooner you build a brand. You build a consistent, sound, a style and aesthetic something that really sticks in people’s minds when they see it. It’s going to help people want to follow you and will recognize your song in their feed and are more likely to check it out again later, so there we go guys. That was ten tips on how you can grow a SoundCloud in 2019. I still think SoundCloud is very valid and even if you’re just starting from Ground Zero, now it’s never too late and there’s still a lot of tips and tricks.

You can get to get that first hundred, first thousand, even first ten thousand followers on soundcloud. So I hope you guys got a lot out of this tutorial. I know it’s different than my typical music production tutorial. So if you liked it, let me know, I hope you guys got a lot out of it. My name is Cromartie thanks again and I’ll be back soon with another article peace



 

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The Secret Handshake Revealed

I want to share with you a very powerful handshake that will be slightly different to what you may be using or being taught to use in the past. Now, if we look at the typical handshakes that we are all familiar with, there is the week, although wet bitch handshake is, is commonly known, weather person and just spills or limp, not a nice handshake. There is the dominant handshape, the handshake of somebody who & # 39 s, trying to say on a real man where we feel, and sometimes here the phones in our house being crushed.

And then there is the neutral handshake where both people have hands that are in the virtual position. The pressure is firm, but it is matched to the person that you & # 39 re shaking hands with and normally a couple of, pumps up and down and in this event, shake is released. Now this neutral handshake is a great way to build rapport. However, coming close, because I am going to share a secret handshake that will cause a person that you are shaking hands with to infinity like and trust you on a subconscious level.

This handshake will raise the engagement level in the interaction, and the best part is if the other person won & # 39, t even realize what you are doing, so it & # 39 s, really simple. When it goes like this, I should go in to shake hands slowly and gently angle. Your palms slightly skyward and you & # 39 re, going to mirror their their pressure in a way of grip. But in addition to that, you need to also gently allow their hand to get closer to your stomach area.

By doing this, you are allowing them access to your vulnerable space. You are silently sending a message that trust is already established. The you are willing friends, which makes them feel good right in the beginning of the interaction. Now, as I say, it does raise the engagement level because of the unconscious feeling that it causes in the other person, so give it a try for yourself. I think that you & # 39 ll, be really pleased with the results.

This handshake served me well over time, and I know that it & # 39 s, going to be a huge benefit you, so all you go to now is hit that share button below thanks for reading, and we they take action, create your story:

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week before tournament do’s and don’ts about new ideas

Staying sharp and you’re, really just workshopping very specific parts of the things that you are trying to do. Well, okay, what you want to avoid is introducing new things that you’ve never talked about at the end of the season. If you’re introducing a new thing, you don’t want to be it, you don’t want that thing to be like the bedrock of what you’re about to do right, like hopefully, you’ve introduced all the big big chunks if you’re going to introduce a new thing, it’s for the Sake of just keeping people fresh, so, for example, you know sometimes we’ll do something new at a practice at the end of the year, just to get people out of to snap people out of the idea of like you, don’t want them in the groove.

You want to just sort of keep their brains on fire, so if you’re going to do something, don’t have it be like a total groundbreaking new thing that you’re going to focus on during the tournament. You know I’ve introduced like fun versions of scrimmage or things that are like explicitly fun with my youth teams. Sometimes we’ll even do that at a Sakai training just to sort of break the ice will like do a scrimmage where we’ll mix up teams a couple weeks before the tournament just to like, have it feeling fun and fresh and recurrent to connect with your teammates.

We won’t do it for long, but just something to sort of mix it up and sort of hit. The reset button can be a really good idea.


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How We Make YouTube s: The Gear, Process, Kdenlive, Gimp, OBS & Other Open Source Software

So this is how I make youtube articles. I’ve actually gone through a lot of iterations, but because this is the first one I think I’ve documented top to bottom we’re going to call it version 1.0. When, technically, I have lost track of versioning, but for purposes of YouTube here and when I go back and say: okay, what did I change? I can make version, you know one point whatever or when I do a lot of changes.

Maybe a version to X, we’ll figure out like all projects that are open-source and you try to figure out what you’re going to do for versioning numbers and that can be the complicated part. Occasionally at least for me, because I think gives us a big change. An incremental change, but let’s get started. What we have here is, and I’m going to swap between the cameras and then I’m going to show how I actually put this article together on the editing side, and the reason I have to do both is because my youtube blog is obviously a lot of tutorials And some articles like this, so there’s a mix of things I do and I want to kind of show all of them.

So this part is the filming part is freely called filming. Nothing is film, it’s all digital, but this is the part where we do things in the studio and how we edit it together up. Here I have a GoPro just out of frame. Then we have two lights. I have my Aston microphone in shotgun mode, which is currently the audio source and I’m trying to figure out how to get the audio when I do behind here. I guess I’ll just be oh, so I have my aperture light and my cheap softbox from I well.

I think I got it either for me, I was on or ebay I’ll find an Amazon link for you. This is not an expensive one at all. That’s a little bit more money, but not excuse me that one’s a little bit more money, but I still really like it because it works really. Well, it’s an LED light. It’s portable. It’s got batteries on it, but now that we’re doing more studio stuff, I’m leaving these set up more often anyways.

So when we’re doing a product review, for example, I got a couple of products here. I got my pixel phone, which I’m getting get ready to do a review on. I currently have my GoPro mounted to a boom stand over here, and this boom stand works really good to hold a camera. Now I’ve Marvin’s camera’s, not here right now, I’ve been borrowing his 70d until I can decide whether or not a one of I another, seventy which I think I have a deal on a line on one right now, but that’s primary.

What we’re shooting with over there is the Canon 70d. I’m really happy to the camera everyone’s like. Oh, it doesn’t do 4k or doesn’t do this. I’m like. I don’t think my tutorials would be any better in 4k if they not adding any value, then yeah. Why even add it to there? Also we for the TV hookup, so we can see what we’re doing we have a wire going from that. So this is what I see over here. So kcci do glance over there.

Try never to look, but when we’re setting up this is an easy way for me to see. What’s going on is to look, we just plug it into the TV. I understand everything is going on with the camera and you know gives me a good idea of things on there now with the magic lantern software, it’s nice, because it gives me the audio level. So I can make sure the audio is good on this, and this asked a microphone I’ll leave a link to below I’m really happy with this purchase.

Now everyone’s, like. Oh rode, mic Pro this that I tried the rode mic I had the road might go. I liked it, but I liked the audio quality better on the Aston and it does stereo. So when we did that group setting where we had all of us here doing hot sauce, the acid microphone didn’t phenomenal job. We have it. This is also on a boom. Stand but I will show you that these lights here and the couple poles it’s all – I really need to get a lot of this done.

I am, though, prop maybe today I’ll do this. I didn’t like it I’m kind of getting sick of the orange behind us because I think it detracts from some of the colors, so we’re going to switch to just a gray background. We want to do maybe some color splashes that’ll be like a version 1.1. Changing the background is hardly a major change, but what’s important is the workflow and how this gets done and how the articles get produced.

So this is filming. That’s filming I’m going to splice in a little bit of filming off of this, so I can pull the whole project together and show you what’s going on, but I switch the camera on here right now or maybe I should do the GoPro I’ll do the GoPro. It’s got a better audio because I can put a microphone on the GoPro and I’ll walk around and kind of show you from the other side what this looks like.

So this is the aperture light. I know it’s kind of rigged in here that’s unfortunate, but we’re going to we’re going to put that inner right. That’s like! Shall we to do list? It’s got screw, it’s really solid, isn’t going where this is battery-powered. This is the aperture al5 tu es. So we can dial in if we need to do this, it’s on a tilts, it’s keep it plugged in. But if I unplug it like, I said it’s on battery, so you loses no brightness works really well.

This is the less expensive and hopefully the microphone doesn’t pick up too much noise shrimp. If I don’t get you close, this mic on the GoPro picks up a hum just generic cheap soft box from Amazon with for us and tubes in it, which is why it causes problems with this microphone. This I really like I’ll leave a link to this. This is the boom stand that we use for holding the camera up works really well, and this is one thing that’s really cool about this boom stand.

Let me break it down real quick and it drops down simple as that. Now it’s locked in place and then those legs fold up, so we can make it nice and small same with this. We hang the ear kind of up here when I’m not using it. That way, when we need more chairs and more places, which we keep the chairs all nice and neat kind of on the wall here. This is where all the extra gear ends up. So these are lots of connectors doodads.

There’s all our podcasting equipment, different ball heads. I really like these Joby heads they’re great, for holding things on this little case is where we put things like the GoPro and the other cameras. That’s how we do our time. Louses charging drone stuff the drones actually up there in shelf and when it’s all done, everything goes in here. We lock it that way when we have like get-togethers with random people coming in and out all the gear and all the little doodads.

No, I don’t want to be touching them. It is less I’m worried about people stealing it it’s much more, that people pick things up and touch it and lenses are super expensive, speaking of which that also brings me to this. This is my lenses, the Sigma 10 to 20, so this is for the real wide-angle shots. I really like this lens. I’ve had it for like ten years this, they call the Canon nifty 50. 50 millimeter.

It is a F 1.8. You can pick this lens up for like really cheap. It’s super inexpensive. I definitely like it quite a bit, but some of the other gears just miscellaneous stuff. You know lens cleaner stuff, like that. Maybe I’ll do a separate gear article. I do have a lapel mic in here and that’s what this is. I just don’t use it that often it’s kind of nice when you want to walk around and I get the microphone, but I don’t do that as much when I do.

These are the audio technica Pro 8 8 w RS pick these up for dirt cheap on eBay. I just dislike the fact that they use a 9-volt battery and they create a little bit of a history in the background so anytime I use it. I have to edit that out – and it annoys me, the Canon 70d itself is got the kit lens the 18 to 135, with the Image Stabilizer. We leave it off because it actually uses a little bit of battery when it’s on the tripod, but I use it.

Of course, if I’m trying to your free hand, which is pretty rare, free handing the camera unless you’re a really good camera man – which I am not that needed, so I try to tripod as much as I can. Even this has some shake now. This is just using HDMI out that goes up there. There’s your HDMI in the wall goes through. The ceiling comes back down behind the TV and it’s hard to see, but back there behind the TV is where all the lines come through to get that signal from over here to over there.

That’s simple effective though, and I like it here, is I dislike wires along the floor. If you didn’t notice, even these wires go plug in underneath and over here, so there’s nothing across our path. The only thing that kind of goes across the path is the audio cable. When I plug it into the Canon, but that’s life you’ve got a. I haven’t really found an easy solution, but that’s why we run it on this tall or boom stand from the Aston microphone up over back to the camera.

It’s easy enough for people to walk right under it, and this is that as tuned microphone, that has both the stereo and mono features low-pass filters. Some boosting the auto mode is my favorite because it automatically turns on when the camera turns on and it turns back off. So let’s turn all these things off and get to editing’s. That’s how we see where the open source comes into play and how holla’d all actually happens in case you’re wondering my GoPro setup, pretty simple: it’s a GoPro with one of them metal cages, a little hot shoe mount and the road might go and the stupid $ 50 GoPro adapter that you need to have to make this all work.

I have no idea. This is a cheap tripod that I bought all this off, Craigslist a guy who was just dumping it for really cheap – or at least this metal case. And this thing, so I don’t know what brand is some off-brand x-series, but it gets the job done for well doing what I just did with it. So it’s definitely handy for that. So for those of you see my desk before you know, I have a three desk layout, I’m going to jump to the other camera here and show you I zoom back out against the wall.

These are the three monitors, so everything’s kind of spread across all these screens, and now I’m going to insert that article into the article of me making the article now. This is actually could be showing me how to screw up making a article, because I added at the end of it and did a bunch of editing on how I did the editing and I don’t like the any of the ending of it. So I’m going back and re editing and Reese, placing just the ending of it.

I realized that I was a little bit too zoomed out trying to show three screens it’s how I edit and that didn’t portray well at all on YouTube. You just couldn’t see what I was doing, so I’m going back to dragging everything. So this is the three screen layout with well there’s different layouts here. This is a three screen layout. This is how my layout actually looks when it’s in process and then working.

This is a preview window on one side, but obviously this is really hard for you guys to see. What’s going on, I realized after I recorded me editing, but the article is edited, so I’m just going to cut out the end and redo that part. I tried it like this, and this is also hard to see what I’m doing so, we’re just going to drink everything to the middle screen and get rid of the webcam, so you can see what I’m doing for the editing parks this.

This is the hard part to show because there’s a lot that goes into editing, so I showed some of how I copied files and things like that, and that’s I thought maybe the interesting but maybe not imposed so I do is I’m done. I kind of proof most of my articles I try to prove from, but we’ll just bring over here and show you what I do so here is the editing part that I didn’t like this is going to get deleted.

Here’s all the stuff that came off of all the cameras I use so I had my GoPro. I had my screen capture, which I’m doing again right now, which was called. Finally, I just named it that you know my naming schema. That’s whatever makes it work for you, but what I will talk about is a couple little things, so one of them is – and I’ve talked about before I use sync thing: singing is backing up my article folder continuously, as I drop things in here.

I’ve did a whole article on that and whatever your workflow is making sure you have a solid backup. I like automated backups, specifically using the syncing tool and it backs up to my FreeNAS continuously, so it’s on my hard drive it’s backing up over to there. So that’s getting copied over then we just drag all these files, which I’m not going to direct them again, but you just drag them all in a kdenlive and then we drag them all to the tracks and I’m holding the ctrl key zooming in and out.

I got a tutorial on how to use Kate and live, and you know putting all this together now I started the intro of this article with a little classic 8-bit song. Let me see if I can change the view here so there’s my little preview that I dragged right there, so you can see going through editing the normally I edit on the other, monitor but, like I said, there’s not an easy way to 40-percent a dual monitor Layout it just unless you have a 4k and I export this at 4k.

You wouldn’t be able to read all this, but this is me cutting between all of them. You line up the audio, you get it all say: okay, here’s the audio! This is the GoPro article. This is the main camera article and it’s how I cut between them for the overhead shots and then I’m using OBS at the end, which I’ll drag my OBS screen over here, which it just goes to infinity, because it’s recording, OBS, recording, recording, OBS, recording and makes Kind of a cool effect in the background – and it OBS, is how I do my voiceover, so I got my setups here and this is what it looks like back on a three screen layout.

So let’s do this view. This is actually how it looks. I’ve Shrunk the screens over here, just going to give you guys an idea and a view, and all the voiceovers are recorded on a Yeti microphone in my little office with soundproofing here and very important soundproofing on the other side, because your voice goes this way. It reflects back so the back is to get rid of sound reflection at the back and the front and get rid of the sound reflection in front to kind of keep a dead area for the voice-over work.

But you know these tools are all free and open source and wonderful. Kdenlive is great OBS great cobia, cisco cross-platform, and someone will ask this kdenlive. I know they are working on a Windows version. Sorry, I’ve tried it that doesn’t work very well, it’s once it’s all done we’re going to render in process and then we jump over to GIMP and I have a template saved here in GIMP. That’s got the little black bar at the bottom and then I just go on the web and literally like the Canon 70d I typed in Canon 70d transparent there.

It is there I typed in Kaden, and these are just google image search while she this one didn’t need to be. I went to their website and it’s part of that’s their logo. Author header, I just grabbed it and you can actually just go copy image. Edit paste new layer – and you can get things added on there just like that and GIMP GIMP – is not as easy to use as Photoshop. It’s been a struggle because I’m a Photoshop guy, so I started learning it.

But if you started out, we get there’s some great tutorials you can find on it. I’m not good enough to make a tutorial on it, but I will tell you: I’ve been doing my thumbnails and everything for quite a while and editing the basics like what you’re seeing here in camp, and it’s worked out really well for me. So it definitely definitely can be done and once it’s all done, cuz GIMP saves in its own special format.

We file we export this and I called it how we make youtube articles, the gear and the process and the open source software and, like I said like going in-depth on the software, I have a tutorial on kdenlive already. I don’t really have one on OBS, but it’s maybe I’ll do one at some point. Obs feels almost self-explanatory. You just keep adding the different scenes like the webcam and then that’s what all these are.

Some are just microphones middle screen, webcam just left screen right screen. All my screens with me at the bottom and then you can just go here and if I want to put myself in the middle for this, but this is well technically. This is where I sit, because this is the the layout you’re seeing above is my three screen layout. That’s in here, so hopefully this was helpful kind of give you an idea how we do this.

I will leave links below to the tutorials. I have on how to use kdenlive how to get started with kdenlive in editing article. That’s probably the part break people find the most challenging recording stuff with OBS load it it’s pretty straightforward. Maybe I’ll do a specific tutorial on there, but OBS is a great way to do screen capture. I might do a specific review on a 7, but there’s a lot of mouths to die.

Cameras been around since 2013. So that’s it’s a I’m still happy with it’s a really great camera. I don’t really people like oh go, mirrorless yeah cool. Maybe I have the 70d. I don’t plan to replace it until it breaks. So, for now it’s a great camera and it’s not about the camera. It’s about coming up with teaching someone something the story, and the narrative is much more important. The tutorial the knowledge sharing is important.

1080 seems good enough for knowledge sharing, at least for me. For now, if my thought, my knowledge would look better in 4k great, I don’t have a 4k monitor and statistically most people don’t either. I know it supposed to be future thinking, but especially tech stuff. I have to keep producing because all this is completely irrelevant. Privation. That’s generally how it works. Hopefully, you found some of this helpful.

Give me an idea of behind the scenes how we produce YouTube articles, how this works. You know if you like to count in here like and subscribe. I will do my best to reply to all the comments. I’ve complained before about YouTube comments. Sucking I don’t see all the messages, it’s a YouTube thing. I’ve talked to other youtubers are the same problem. We also have the forums to help alleviate that over on Facebook links are below plus all the gear links and some of the details of all the stuff we use will be in here.

So hopefully this was helpful. I have a great day and enjoy get started on this open source. Editing if you’re interested in this I mean go, get these programs are free, start dabbling and playing and read my other kdenlive tutorials to get you started on this part of. It says the article edit, the press record, is easy. The editing I won’t lie. This is some this little effort that goes into this there’s a learning curve, but I think it’s worth it.

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Videos are truly an awesome way to get the point across. Any type of content from your business is important!

 

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How To Increase Website Traffic Intro

In this four-part series, I will cover all the fundamental free and paid tools that I use to drive traffic to my website and as well as my customers websites. I will avoid using technical terms and make this series easy to follow, so that a complete beginner will be able to follow along and by the end of the four steps series here will have a good grasp of how to actually promote your website.

Your small business website, so starting out module number one. Will you will cover Google Analytics now? What is google analytics? Google analytics is a free tool that shows you who, what where, when who is on your website and very important first thing in order for you to get better with driving traffic and knowing exactly what’s what’s working? What’s not working is having a full set of metrics available to show you the traffic on your website.

You need to be able to measure that, in order to know what works and what does not. Secondly, we will cover keyword, research. I will show you another free tool. What is a keyword, keywords or key phrases are very important for a couple of reasons when you’re targeting customers in the search engines, search engines need to know certain keywords or key terms to know exactly what your website is related to vote and also when you’re targeting Customers, when you’re using pay-per-click advertising, you need keywords and certain keywords will perform better than other.

Certain keywords will be used to, for example, somebody in the market looking to buy landscaping would be you know your cities, let’s say New York’s best landscaping company there in the market to buy some services landscaping services. So you want to target those keywords. That’s a keyword! So I’ll show you exactly how to find those keyword, how to know what kind of volume is available in those keywords in your particular market and moving on from there with keywords, the third module is pay-per-click advertising now pay per click.

Advertising to me is is the way to go. It’s paid targeted traffic to your website, targeted, meaning people in the market. Looking for your services, that you provide your your business you’re, an auto dealer and you’re trying to sell cars, trucks whatever, and you can target and you’re in this city of, say, 30,000 people. You can narrow it down to just people in your city and target people that are doing searches for used vehicles set and bang right at the top of the search results.

A ad for your company will appear and a good chance of beings that set up at the top of the search results that they will click on, and now you only pay if people actually click on your ad. So, for example, of a landscaping company that I do pay per click, advertising for was able to land a multi, ten thousand dollar annual contract from the Civil three-dollar at. So not all out some some ads – or you know, 30 40, 50 Cent’s.

Some ads can be as high as per click could be very high if you’re a lawyer, for example, but in general, most ads pay-per-click ads if they’re clicked on you know one or two dollars and I great lead somebody’s in the market. Looking for your services in your city, it’s a small investment to make to possibly gain a new customer, so I will cover pay-per-click advertising all the best practices, things to avoid things that I’ve learned, spending, tens and thousands, tens and tens of thousands of dollars in pay-per-click Advertising made tons of mistakes along the way and I’ll pass on my my learning curve on to you and a whole bunch of resources for pay-per-click advertising, to promote your small business in your local market and, last but not least, the fourth module will cover.

What’s called Google my business now, Google, my business if you’ve ever seen, you’ve done a search in for a local service, let’s say a painting company, so yeah. I live in New York and I’m looking for New York painting company, I type in all of a sudden. You see this map up here and all of these different businesses are listed in a few businesses are plotted out on the map. How do you get your business on that now? That’s called Google, my business so we’ll review Google, my business, how it works, how to get set up and again some fundamental points: do’s and don’ts with Google, my business.

So those are. The four modules will cover to get your small business up and going so people can actually find you in these search engines. Now. One thing I do want to disclose: I’m not affiliated with Google, I love google. They have fantastic tools. I just want to disclose that. I am not affiliated. I am in this article promoting a lot of their free tools. They’re pay-per-click advertising also Bing also has a similar suite of tools.

If you’re, if you prefer to use Bing you, you can follow this tutorial and apply it a lot of these tools at tipping as well. You can research and look for those, but for the purpose of this tutorial I will be using the google tools beings. They do dominate the market share, so just fall along. I’m ready if you’re ready. Let’s get down to business.