This is a guest contribution by Nick Rojas Entrepreneurs are perpetual idea machines with the next innovative vision just around the corner. However, turning that vision into reality takes funding, and without the perfect pitch, investors simply lose interest. Knowing how to pitch right is a valuable skill for entrepreneurs to hone. It will allow you to move your idea from scratch paper to business plan, and from business plan to boardroom. Have you ever seen a bad pitch unfold on Shark Tank? It is like watching two trains barreling toward one another, ultimately resulting in business disaster. It is certainly easy to critique from the couch, but what about your next innovative entrepreneurial idea? Get tips from Shark Tank survivors with these guidelines on how to pitch right and … [Read more...] about How To Pitch Right: Tips from Shark Tank Survivors
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Sawasdee krab. That's hello in Thai. At the moment, I'm in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand writing this. I love Bangkok. I feel in love with Bangkok when I was first here five years ago. Bangkok is the perfect mix of old and new, ancient and modern, crazy and beautiful. It's a sensory adventure that you need to be here to experience yourself. Oh, I've yet to talk about how gratifying Thai food is. Despite traveling around Bangkok Thailand, I still found the time to write. How do I do that? That is what I want to share with you. I'll share with you how to find the time to write while traveling. How To Find Time To Write While Traveling 1. Schedule Writing Time If you already have an itinerary. Include writing schedule in it. Of course, you don't have to let … [Read more...] about How To Find Time To Write While Traveling
How to get a lot of Followers on Twitter? There are many methods to get more Twitter followers. I'm sure you've heard social media gurus, experts, ninjas, and social unicorns tell you a cliched of how "it's not the quantity but the quality." This is true, and it's debatable. If I were given a choice between 1000 high-quality followers and 100,000 not so high-quality followers, I'd pick the latter. Many would too. It's true, and not many are willing to admit. I've mentioned this many times that the quality of the followers is for ME to track. Not others. Other people will judge the number of followers I have. They give zero care about the quality of my followers. Why should they? SO, how to get a lot of followers on Twitter? When it comes to getting more Twitter … [Read more...] about How to get a lot of Followers on Twitter (Methods Experts Won’t Admit)
This a guest post from Alibhe McNeela, Content & Communications Manager at Epidemic Sound. Want to know the secret that directors, television producers and many YouTubers know about creating more engaging videos? MUSIC. Music is a universal language and helps to tell stories. If you are creating video, you need to use music to better convey the message you want your audience to feel. Not only will the production feel more complete, but it will keep your audience engaged. Music Builds Relationships One of the main reasons to use music is how well it builds a relationship with your audience. Think about the music you listened to a decade or more ago - if you listen to it today, you STILL remember the lyrics, the tune and memories associated with it. It’s a combination of … [Read more...] about Marketer’s No.1 Tip for Creating Engaging Videos
Earlier today, I installed a new genesis theme for one of my new ventures that I've partnered with my girlfriend called Learn Mandarin Free. We're going to teach Mandarin Chinese! I love every single thing about my new theme. The only problem, the site footer looked like this. Too much! tooooo much! Okay! installing a new theme is not my first rodeo. I've had experience with wordpress and editing theme (only the basic stuff). I've been blogging for over 6 years now. Howvever, I couldn't find the code to remove those yucky things in the site footer. I wanted to remove the theme credit and everything else. So WEIRD. Every tutorial I found online gave me tips like add this Right! I'm so not going to touch that. Here's what those codes looked like to … [Read more...] about How to Remove Theme Credit or Site Footer on Genesis Framework
Studying for a college degree is a lot of hard work – in between attending lectures, workshops, seminars and group meetings, you’ll need to conduct independent study and research, get to know members of the groups that you’ll be working in, complete written assignments, present posters, create plans and gain work experience, alongside all that extra study for finals, too. So, it’s no surprise that many students want to do as little paid work as they can afford in order to have plenty of free time to dedicate to succeeding academically. But, running a business at college could be a worthwhile venture for many students. Does It Help Your Future Career? If you’re studying a degree in business and entrepreneurship, for example, or have enrolled on a related program such as a project and … [Read more...] about Is Running a Business Whilst Studying a Good Idea?