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Surviving Change

USA Make a Difference by Rethinking Digital Strategies

Digital is a powerful tool

Do It Yourself Digital in a World in Turmoil?

My goal when writing eBooks is to provide the reader with actionable steps to achieve their business and marketing objectives. I always hope, that even in a small way, I can make a difference in the lives of others. But things are not rosy for many. Including some digital freelancers. I do not know about you, but the forced “work from home” thing paired with the ever-present fear of catching the virus has given me a different mindset. As an eBook author in the business and marketing space, I used to jump in with glee to deconstruct and write about topics that are hopefully helpful to others. The kinds of areas I have written about include how to “create profitable marketing,” or activating and encouraging that digital freelancers get referrals from sites that “digirefer” as well as trying to encourage others to learn the ways to “diydigi” whic stands for “do it yourself digital.”

Questions Questions Questions

Lately though, I have been asking myself what is incredibly useful for the digital marketing freelancer? Many freelancers before the pandemic did digital freelance work just as a side hustle. But with the destructive force of COVID-19 and its variants, some freelancer lost their main job and now need to depend on their freelancing as the primary and only source for income. For me this brings up some survival questions. These questions look at how to “create profitable marketing or use employment sites like digirefer or to partake in diydigi. Feel free to click on one of the three links below that is of the most interest to you.

Create Profitable Marketing

DigiRefer

DIYdigi

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Education

2021 Halfway Through and the Search for Meaning

How is your 2021 going so far?

The Search for Meaning

We are nearing the halfway point of 2021. What have we learned when it comes to how to make a difference? According to independent surveys, many of the citizens of the USA are well on their way toward making a difference via their lifestyles and values of consumers. Many consumers are shopping their values. It seems that the search for meaning is in high gear, possibly as a coping mechanism while facing the pandemic. Buying habits reflect this desire for health and happiness in the kinds of searches people are making online. Key terms searched include “jogging, “ “ideas,” “unique gifts” and “simple.” Individuals are looking for ethical vendors.

Friends Might Not Always be Objective

In keeping with the desire for ethical and transparent communication, we thought long and hard whether we should upload the statements made from three sites that we work closely with and can be seen below. As you know our goal is to make a difference in your life so you can in turn make the difference in the lives of others. The statements below are made by friends, so they are not being totally objective.

Over 30 Unpublished Business and Marketing eBooks for Artisticpreneurs

As many of you know we are in the work-in-progress mode with over 30 eBooks that we hope to release publicly sometime soon. We are doing this project because it is aligned with our mission to develop eBooks on business and marketing that are aligned with the values of the reader. Thus far, the amount of artisticpreneurs who have seen these materials is exceedingly small relative to the audience we hope to have if we green light the project.

Meanwhile

Meanwhile, we thank the creators of the three websites below for their hard work and determination, as well as the kind words from the heads of the ongoing focus groups for each site. These groups have access to our unpublished eBooks and are being asked questions about them. If you would like to learn more about this process, feel free to check out the links below.

Artisticpreneur

Blog Coalition

Celebify

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Passion into Business?

Should You Search for Business Ideas in Your Passion Industry only?

Can You Make a Difference with a Passion Topic Business?

It is not an easy path making your passion into a business. A part of having a service or product that people will gladly pay for is uncovered by finding a need and problem that a niche group has, followed by then creating and selling a solution to those who have that problem. And if you decide to create an online business, it gives you a platform to let people know that we can all be a part of making a difference! More info about the process of creating a media business and related topics can be found in today’s 3 blogs which are “Documystery,” “Movie Process,” and “Thrillumentary.”

How Do You Leverage Your Passion Category?

How then do you find your business to be within your passion? Do you search your passion looking for a real need and problem, followed by monetizing it with by providing a solution to the problem?

Will You Find the Right Source?

Unfortunately, depending on the industry where your passion exists, it may not be “ready-made” in terms of being able to find the problem and solution by searching this passion. The fact is you have less flexibility if you only have your passion as the source of your business idea. Ideally, you as a watcher of human beings might stumble into a problem that needs solving, though might not be in your passion industry.

A Good Product Concept Discovered, though Not in Your Passion Industry

But if you believe the need is there, go for it. If you are not just boxed in by your passion industry you open up the possibility of finding worthy ideas from hundreds even thousands of industries. If you are trying to do it while restricted by your passion, it may be tough to think of something that others not just need but REALLY need!

And for more information on media opportunities, please take a look at today’s three participating blogs of the Blog Coalition which are:

Documystery.com

Movieprocess.com

Thrillumentary.com

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May Not Be Your Cup of Tea!

Three Websites that Make a Difference in Unusual Ways!

Three Websites that Work Hard to Make a Difference but Sometimes Fail Miserably

Although they make a point of staying out of politics as a rule, the three websites “Artist Steps,” “Stamas Bros” and “Yianni Stamas,” see the need in our country to come together when working on the issues we face in America today. The three sites mentioned are members alongside approximately 60 other blogs that work with the Blog Coalition organization.

Beliefs

ArtistSteps.org, StamasBros.com and YianniStamas.com, share a common interest and commitment to focus on the human aspect of our current plights in the USA, rather than politicizing everything. They feel it is important to bring to the surface solutions that are inclusive, rather than giving wings to groups that partake in being exclusionary. Why? Because they believe that we are all human beings, and as such, no one person is any better than another.

This is Not a New Fight

In truth, at this time in our country, the concept of being divided comes up a lot. Some people are put off by the lawlessness necessary to finally show some progress on the goal to achieve equal opportunity for all. Think about it, this kind of pursuit and fight has been going on for thousands of years. And in America, for hundreds of years.

Is this a Good Way to Make a Difference?

In the most recent past, justice and change was sought through mostly peaceful means. And “The Cause” has made some headway using this approach during the past few decades. But it was not until recently that by inciting violence attention was finally given, both nationally and internationally, to deserving human rights issues. The mission forged ahead using protests and strategies that were not peaceful and included civil unrest, acts of violence, fear mongering and other forms of disorder and social threats. This is of course not recommended and peaceful strategies should be used whenever possible.

Faster Results

Sure, it would be great if peaceful protesting and thinking of all of us as “one” really worked. It actually has in some cases. But, truth be told, that kind of thinking and speaking only takes you so far if speed is desired. But as can be seen in the media today, regardless of whether you are a “conservative” calling for “less division (supposedly), or a “leftist” branding folks with undesirable names, both sides are not playing fair. So, what is the answer? Ask yourself what you have that are unique insights or talents then use this as a jumping off place to engage in the effort to achieve justice for all!

The Commitment is There

A commitment to protesting every example of unnecessary violence to the underserved is putting important issues on the national and international stage. A willingness to gather to fight for justice has resulted in a winning streak. Many have proclaimed an undying commitment to fight and protest each day.

Looking at Recent Content of the Three Blogs

As mentioned earlier, the three blogs we are looking at today (in terms of their most recent content) are “Artist Steps,” “Stamas Bros” and “Yianni Stamas.” The thing that these three sites all have in common is their desire to make a difference. But they all do so in different ways. ArtistSteps.org does so by providing steps for artists to take to become more successful. StamasBros.com hopes to participate in bringing about change via humor (that often misses the dartboard). And YianniStamas.com utilizes a patchwork of styles that make it difficult at times to know if something was supposed to be taken tongue in cheek. Just like people, these three websites are not always perfect and may not be a fit for you.