Directions for a New World

Humor and the Herd

The Little Things Matter

As you likely know by now, the “USA Make a Difference” proclamation is a call to action for all Americans to unite in a common mission to improve the lives of citizens of the United States! And acting on this mission can be as simple as wearing a mask when required, or even wearing one for times that are not mandatory. This, in conjunction with getting your vaccine shot(s), will help with the goal to achieve herd immunity.

Wearing a Mask for the Good of All!

Specifically, wear a mask? Because wearing a mask is not primarily something that you do to safeguard yourself, but rather is to protect others from potential airborne transmission from you. In turn, others who wear masks are helping you stay healthy. So, let us all wear our masks!

Blogs with Part-Time Mirth

But, putting the pandemic to the side, another way that you can easily help make a difference, can be as simple as telling a funny joke. Seriously! Levity can be a big healing agent. There are websites in the “Blog Coalition” family that occasionally put on a comedic. Sites with occasional funny bones are “Bigfoot Zombie” as well as “Entertainment entrepreneurship.”


Yianni Stamas Talks About Change and Making a Difference Through Entrepreneurship

Guest Blogger

We are happy to bring you digital author and website manager Yianni Stamas. He is going to talk about change and making a difference through entrepreneurship. He will also introduce three blogs with related content.

Hard Work Pays Off

Hi everyone, Yianni here. As you know, this has been a week of justice served. Or at least for the moment. This has been a historic week, and one that I made certain that my 12-year-old daughter understood. I wanted her to realize that what happened this week was made possible in part due to the hard work of activists and advocates who had for many years pushed forward to make their voices and communities heard. It was great to see some of the people who I have admired for quite some time, being able to witness the unfolding of what they had strived toward for quite a long time. This case had a positive outcome, but the fight continues. Thanks to those who have made a difference.

Different Ways of Making a Difference

On a related note, others continue to make a difference in their own communities and in different ways. The causes may shift in terms of public focus, but the impact on society is felt nonetheless. Acknowledging the sometimes-unseen warriors is something we believe is important. It is inspiring to others that there are human beings out there who are trying to make a difference in this world. Not all attempts to make a difference pan out in the immediate sense, but little by little these seeds grow.

Small Things Can Help to Change the World

There are many ways to make a difference in everyday life. You can aspire to be a good role model for your child or challenged youths. You can take a job or start a business that not only provides you with an income, but at the same time you are helping those in need. You can volunteer for a nonprofit organization whose mission aligns with your own beliefs. You can volunteer to help a good cause such as working at a food pantry that serves the disenfranchised. And so on.

The Best of All Possible Worlds

Of the examples we gave in our listing of ways of making a difference, one of the most powerful (if it turns out right), can have a big impact on your community. We are speaking of the method of making a difference that can occur by starting a business that makes you a living while simultaneously enables you to help others.

The Evolution of Entrepreneurship

Word of mouth, media coverage, television shows like Shark “Tank” plus many other triggers, have all played a part in building awareness that entrepreneurship can be a viable choice when trying to figure out what you want to do with your life.

Change through Being an Entrepreneur

Three publications from the “Blog Coalition” look at different ways that all of us can help, if we are interested in doing so. We can take on helping with the move toward change by embarking on ventures as entrepreneurs. The three blogs that talk about these sorts of ideas in various incarnations are:

USA Create


USA eLearning

These three sites are of course from the 60 or so that are participating in the “Blog Coalition.” Have a great weekend!

Digital Highway

USA Make a Difference by Creating Digital Products

The Power of Digital

Make digital products to make a difference. What do we mean by that? Today we are going to explore 3 of the nearly 60 blogs that are proud members of the Blog Coalition. The sites that have been selected for today are “USA How To,” “NYC Create” and “NYC AIM.” They have been chosen because something they all have in common is that they support and recommend that you make, promote, and sell instantly downloadable digital products that are sold online. From the standpoint of “USA Make a Difference,” all 3 blogs believe that for any person who is looking to have a sustainable web business, digital products can, in their lives, truly “Make a Difference.”

Become Sought After

What is a digital product? First and foremost, it is a way that you can share information at a price, with the buyer being able to instantly download it. For example, let us say you are an expert of some kind whose expertise is of value to a certain group of consumers. When you make a digital product, you can establish your knowledge in your industry and become more sought after.

Provide a Solution to a Problem

But even if you have no expertise, you can still make a digital product featuring an expert you have brought into the project. Or, if you have a lot of passion for providing solutions to problems faced by a particular demographic, you can tap into your motivation and research the area to be converted into a digital product.

Promote Yourself

According to “USA How To,” “NYC Create” and “NYC AIM,” making, promoting, and selling digital products is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make an income online. If you are an expert in a particular industry, you can make digital products that promote yourself as an expert or publisher. Or you can feature an interview with expert, that can be implemented remotely with screen recording of video chat.

The links of Blog Coalition sites that were selected for this post can be found below:


Making a Difference for Businesses

The Challenge to Survive

If you want to make a difference in people’s lives, one of the ways you can do this is by providing them with education and strategies that they can utilize to make their small businesses (or any venture) stronger. This is especially important these days when, because of COVID-19, small business owners are having a hard time surviving and some have even lost their companies entirely.

What is Digital Transformation?

It is for this reason that this week we are bringing you information that we hope you will find helpful for applying to your own business or to pass on to someone you know. In this blog, we recently spoke of the importance of digital transformation so that your business can weather the storm, even when providing in-person services are not possible due to blockades such as the pandemic. So, what is Digital Transformation? It is having as many of your products and services as possible be able to be implemented digitally without having to depend on in-person activity.

Positive Digital Transformation Stories

We are fortunate to have had success with various digital businesses products and services. This includes Video Film Web, Art Gush and NYC Workshops. With VFW we were able to do things like creating websites regardless of them having proximity or not. Art Gush is now a consultancy firm able to help others via phone or video chat. And finally NYC Workshops now does on demand virtual education sessions.

Video Film Web

Video Film Web had success for 12 years despite existing in midtown, in one of the most competitive cities in the world, New York, NY. Although VFW did most of its client services in-person in our studio, education and other such products/services were done remotely, including the intern learning process.

Art Gush

In the past we have also had positive outcomes with digital education products in the form of eBooks and online courses via what is now called Art Gush.

NYC Workshops

And finally, NYC Workshops has remained relevant because it now offering customized on demand virtual education.


Can You Make Money while You Make a Difference?

Knowledge is Power

One of the best ways that you can make a difference in the lives of other people, is by providing them with the knowledge they need to achieve a particular goal. This includes an overall problem that stands in the way of the solution they need to make more money.

Sad Closings

As we know, the pandemic has caused many businesses to have to close entirely. Many of these entrepreneurial ventures necessitated in-person contact with the customer, something that was no longer possible due to fear of catching COVID-19.

Digital Offers Hope

Although things are looking up a bit due to vaccines, as of this writing there are businesses that are hanging on by a thread. A solution that is possible for some of these organizations is to find ways for them to make money from their customers through new methods that are digital and do not require working with the client face to face.

Three Publications

Especially now, as the pandemic continues, it is recommended all businesses that have an in-person component, now undergo digital transformation of some kind. This subject matter is currently being explored by 3 blogs from the Blog Coalition which, as of this writing, has the participation of nearly 60 publications in all. The 3 websites are Media Administration, USA Go Digital and USA Online Business. Please click on the publication below that is of the most interest to you.

Media Administration

USA Go Digital

USA Online Business