Its hilarious to see how easily people are influenced and just plain wrong on so many things…. elon was these peoples champions, he could do no wrong… well apparently until now.
He announced that Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin as payment for now as the amount of energy it takes to mine such coins are thru the roof…
Its funny that many of the doge coin people are very upset for some reason, though this looks to benefit them the most as elon just asked whether or not they should accept doge, and he tweeted hes working with the devs to make it as eco friendly as possible… this seems like he has something in mind
but i guess everyone hates elon now?? people literally making fuck elon currency (straight scam by the way(dont buy that lol))… this dood made countless people hella money and is continuing to do so, its important to note that tesla and elon are not the same thing, hes a guy, and teslas a publicly shared company, if you don’t see both sides of this, you might not understand the current ecosystem of business
if elon announces that telsa will accept Doge i wonder how many trashing him will go back to sucking his dick and get back in to doge… seeing how some act around here i reckon there will be some that go back and delete those posts and try to claim they told everyone they knew this was elons plan along…
Im actually already beginning to see this lol…
Look i love elon musk and dave portnoy but im not gonna hang on every single thing they say or do for my investing moves… if thats what your doin, you need to reevaluate your plan…
I see daves point of view on elon, but truth be told i think dave is just pissed about his bad luck, he got into bitcoin at the wrong time, then got out at the wrong time, then got into doge and the wrong time then got out and the wrong time, and it appears he did the same thing with bitcoin all over again lol, its all just bad luck…
Im sorry but if you buy into FELON or any of these fuck elon coins, you deserve to lose it all…
I see the same thing happening with the eth creator ever since he sold those “burned” (but not burned) gifted coins… but again, in the long term this looks to benefit the shib coin and others…
So i guess im just saying, people need to slow down, stand back, and look at the big picture and think about things before they go off… and i mean i dont care what side you land on, if you wanna say fuck elon or not, but make up your mind, yall are flip flops too easily influenced and manipulated and it just makes you look like a fool that has no clue on what their talking about
So i got into this pretty early, I secured some profits at around .47 and reinvested, I am keeping an eye on dogecoin hard today and tomorrow with elon on snl expected to drive the price up… Im gonna watch it and when i think its reached its peak (im thinking .80 – 1.00) im gonna sell off, secure profits, then reinvest a lil on the dip for a long hold …. who knows what happens after this, but i imagine i will add my doge profits to safemoon, mayyyybbbeee cumrocket, we will see….
With so many people getting into crypto as of late thanks to the mainstream boom of the whole gamestop and wall street bets saga, i figured its time to ramp up content surrounding this topic as its something my brands; CyberWorkz and Digital Clinic have been a part of for quite some time.
Now even though the number of average joes investing has skyrocketed, there are plenty out there that have still not educated themselves. This shit can be scary i get it, but like anything else, after some research and experience you get the hang of things.
Its the wild wild west, some may think they missed the train with bitcoin, but they couldn’t be further from the truth. Truth is, we still have a strong couple of years of what i refer to as the “wild wild west” era of crypto.
There is a bunch of new coins popping up. some with very promising applications thus promising returns. The way I see it, i would rather lose a couple hundred bucks or so then miss out on the next bitcoin so to speak.
Crypto is not a fad and isn’t going anywhere, all the negative things said about these new coins were said about bitcoin.
Do some research and look into this whole ecosystem. Alot of people are making good money right now.
I would say you have to be some what tech savy, or you can follow youtube tutorials.
As always feel free to reach out to me for help with anything. Cheers
*By the way i am in no way a financial advisor, this is not financial advice, just my opinions and views.
With the explosion of dodgecoin and wall street bets going mainstream, the number of average joe’s investing has skyrocketed, with both stocks and crypto. With that, comes a wave of new money for scammers to take from these new traders that are more susceptible to scams.
Very Similar, we have seen an explosion of a new market with NFT’s. Already, I have seen countless scams, copyright infringements, and all sorts of no no’s in this new space.
As such, it is no doubt crucial to expand Digital Clinic’s Content Coverage to include such scams within these markets. So expect more of that, for now lets do a basic overview of what Im talking about.
I dont care what space your talking about, there will always be people looking to take advantage of others, so you need to be cautious and careful. Use your gut and common sense, if something doesn’t feel right, or something sounds to good to be true, it probably is. Make sure you do your research.
People want to be able to trust people, and when they hear something to good to be true, they so badly want it to be true, that it will sometimes blind their judgement, that coupled with not being as knowledgeable in a new space can lead to some big mistakes.
These scammers are everywhere, and can be found on trusted platforms, i have seen many starting to use discord to join trading servers.. be aware of scams such as this:
Apart from direct scams like this and dealing with people telling you they can turn your $200 into $2000, sometimes you may find yourself on a scam website somehow, make sure before executing any trades or sharing any private info that you are using a safe and secure trusted site.
The NFT space is in its “Wild wild west” Phase
This NFT space is insane, currently, its running rampant in its wild wild west phase, highly unregulated it seems. I have seen all sorts of people committing copyright infringement, like with the worst companies possible to, i saw someone straight up selling the Nintendo logo!
This is a big no no the world of art, and these people, some may get away with it, but some are in for a rude awakening.
If you are looking to collect NFT’s, make sure you look to see you are actually buying from the real legitimate artist of that piece, otherwise, your NFT is worthless and you’ve just been scammed.
Below is just one scammer, stealing and selling other peoples work, this has always been a thing in the art world, its not new to NFT’s, anyone who didn’t expect this are naive, we must deal with them unfortunately. There are thousands and thousands of people like the man below, this hurts us all. luckily, he has not sold any and many of his NFTs are being taken down!
As you can see, hes trying to sell a drake video, a bbc photograph, GTA V, angry beavers screenshot and many more… he claims to own copyrights, he claims to have permission but in fact these are all lies and he doesnt give a shit… many like him, be careful.
Life is Beautiful was a very unique experience as it was my first time attending the festival as well as my first time being in Las Vegas, I had been there once before, but I was young so that doesn’t count, the only memory of that I have is Treasure Island lol. Anyway, Life is Beautiful had an amazing line-up, and after having to skip the amazing line-up that Camp Bisco had to offer I had to make it to Life Is Beautiful, I made all my arrangements months in advance and invited my friend Paige to come with me.
I didn’t expect anything less when I found slot machines in the boarding area and throughout the airport, to be honest it seemed more like a casino than an airport. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but you get my point. I think I had to wait a while for Paige’s plane to land, I stopped in a bar and got a lil pregame in before we hit the town.
We took an uber from the airport to our hotel and driving into downtown Vegas was a treat, the place doesn’t even seem like a city, its more like a giant theme park, or at least that’s how It feels for me. We stayed at “The D” which was right down the street from the Life Is Beautiful Festival on Fremont. The hotel was super nice and their casino was nicely laid out, we didn’t walk away with millions but I do have a 0.05 voucher from that casino so you know, that’s something, lol.
The first day of the festival was incredible, we had some tasty drinks and had some amazing food. Their were about 25 different food trucks their, each one a unique and delicious choice for any hungry belly. They had some really cool art displays, like the art motel and all these other buildings dedicated to art which had amazing pieces from artist all over.
The people at this festival, like most other festivals, were all about peace and positive vibes, its so nice to get away and spend a week listening to awesome music with such like-minded people. We met a lot of people and I actually ended up talking to a news reporter and landed a interview with her and ended up on the news, lol. Paige got a video and you can see it online, I I have to download it before they delete it, we talked for ever, I really popped, but then they cut me up into like 15 seconds and make me look dumb, lol oh well.
Through the three days of the festival we heard some amazing sets by Lorde, 2 Chains, Slightly Stoopid, Zeds Dead, Tchami, Big Gigantic, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, Tycho, Lil Dicky, Gorillaz, The XX, Pretty Lights, MGMT, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Pusha T, Big Wild and a few others. Each performance was top notch, I loved every minute of it. Pretty Lights had the best set hands down, it was perhaps my favorite set I’ve seen of him and I’ve seen quite a few, the lights were on point. Another show that was sick was Slightly Stoopid, I’ve been wanting to see them for a very long time, and they did not disappoint.
The Festival grounds were littered with amazing art pieces, like this bear that was poly-art, it was super psychedelic and had amazing colors when lit up at night. There were super detailed murals on all of the walls, we were surrounded by such awesome art on all sides it was easy to get lost.
All in all the festival was amazing and as long as they have a good line-up I would recommend going, it was money well spent.
Unfortunately we were only in Vegas for a few days for the festival so we had limited time to check out the entire city. I wanted to bungee jump off the needle down there but we didn’t have time. Another thing we wanted to check out was the pawn shop featured in Pawn Stars, but again ran out of time. One cool thing we did do, was go to a Criss Angel Show, and let me tell you that blew my freaking mind! If you are thinking about going I would say stop thinking and just do it!! Me and Paige walked out of there questioning reality, that’s how good it was, he’s incredible and I tip my hat, he really is the mind freak, lol. We also hit up the zip line on Fremont and that was really cool, it wasn’t too much money and I would say its worth it, plus you can buy pictures of yourself at the end, its a lot of fun, better try it.
We had a lot of fun going to Vegas, had a lot of of laughs, A LOT OF GOOD FOOD, met some cool people, lost some money but walked away with 4 cents, I plan on coming back for EDC 2018, so that’s a good time I look forward to.
Marketing can be a never ending black hole. With so many different places to advertise, all the fees it takes to stay into business, web hosting, services, and all the other marketing expenses can get overwhelming, your paying for ads on FB, IG, Twitter, Youtube, Google, your paying $300 a year on web hosting, $500 a month on SEO Services, and countless other things, then you hear about influencer marketing and think it could grow your business, but you don’t want to fork over any more money for marketing expenses. Well, I show you some ways that you can snag some effective influencers without paying them money.
We all know influencer marketing is huge, and for good reason. Influencer Marketing can bring tremendous value to your social status. Right away it adds social proof to your brand, it shows that you have partnerships and that someone other than yourself endorses your brand, someone that people look to. This drives a ton of new traffic to your page and products.
The thing is though, is that Influencers can be pricey, especially if your looking for someone with 2 million followers. So I wanted to share the strategies that I use to scale my social media accounts with influencers without paying them.
First of all, you need to realize some one does not need 2 million followers to be an influencer, that for sure makes them a more effective influencer, but even someone with just one follower has the potential of influencing that one person.
Reaching out to multiple Influencers that want 500 dollars for a post can bury you in fees very quickly. I would recommend a few things if you want to start using influencers to grow your brand.
For me to lay this out, lets say your a soccer page on Instagram with 5k followers. Here’s what I would do if I wanted to start using Influencers without any money to do so.
Now first, you need to stop thinking only about how an influencer can help you, and you need to start thinking how you can help each other, this is especially important when your not paying them, if your paying them, you tell them what you want and they do it, but if you not paying them you need to provide them with enough perceived value that their willing to help you out.
The way I do this is mostly with; Shoutouts, Features, or Joint Giveaways.
So for this method I tend to look for people in my niche that have less followers than my page but still a decent amount, they usually are always willing to help out a bigger page in hopes of sharing their audience, the same reason your looking for an influencer.
I will also look for people with the same amount of followers as me, and I will usually reach out to people with double the amount of followers I have, but in my experience if you reach out to people with more than double the amount of your followers, they see that as them having all the power and that your really desperate for an influencer so they will ask for money, but it doesn’t hurt to ask! I have formed partnerships with influencers with hundreds of thousands of followers for free on a page with only 10k followers, its all how you structure and word your proposal.
And when I say look for influencers, all you have to do is simply search hashtags that are related to your niche and start reaching out to those people.
So once I find a list of influencers I want to reach out to, I start thinking of ways that could benefit us both, as I said before, I usually use shoutouts, features, or joint giveaways and the influencers are usually all for it and super excited. Let me explain each method for those who may not understand fully.
I will email the influencer something like “Hello, We noticed your page and love your content, when reviewing your page we see many opportunities for the both of us to grow. We would Love to do a shoutout for shoutout if you are willing to partner up for some great marketing with High ROI and no cost!”
Then I would precede to work out the details on the actual post. (Image, Caption, Time, etc.)
Features are like shoutouts, but in my experience make for better content, which means better engagement, which means, well you get the picture. Features would be, me looking for awesome soccer players with the right amount of followers as described above, I would message them saying “Hello, We love your content, We’re a soccer page that shares only the best content in this niche and we would love to feature some of your content with a shoutout to you of course, let us know what you think or if you have any other ides on ways that we can help each other grow” now if your sticking to people with less or around the same amount of followers as you have, this message should be enough for them to get on board.
Then you just use a repost app and repost their content to your page, or you download their content off of their page and you change it up a bit to make original content and then you post it.
Now this is good for both of you, it gives you content that you didn’t have to create yourself (curated content), and it gives them one more place to share their content giving them more reach and more traffic which means more sales, but you probably figured that out. This method is different from a shoutout because Im not requiring them to give me a shoutout, what I do is I take their content and change it a little bit or edit their videos to make new original content, you don’t have to do this, but it makes for better content and every-time I do this, those people will either repost it cuz they think its awesome that they got shared or they will give you a shoutout anyway on their wall or stories telling people to go check out their feature, people love being featured, Ive only ever had one person say no to me being featured. Being featured makes people feel important, loved, it gives them social proof, its just beneficial to both parties all the way around.
Now giveaways are a great way to increase your audience. If you don’t do giveaways I would highly recommend figuring a way out to do them, they are extremely beneficial. Now if your doing giveaways why not reach more people for free.
So here’s what I would do, lets say we’re going to give away a soccer ball. I would find an influencer and Direct Message them something like “Hey we love your page, we are thinking about doing a free giveaway, we were looking to partner with someone for this particular giveaway, we would cover the cost of the product, We think our audience would love you and vice-versa, we are very interested in hearing your thoughts, let us know!”
Then you would work out the details which would be, you guys post the same image, and the caption would discuss the giveaway and the way to enter the give away is to like the post, follow both accounts, and comment “I WANT IT” or whatever you want them to comment. This is driving both audiences to the other ones page and requiring them to follow to enter, increasing both pages follower count, the like and comment are giving you more engagement which makes Instagram’s algorithm favor your post, which leads to more traffic, which leads to more, well again you get the idea.
And there you have it, those are some methods that I am using to reach out and make deals with influencers that help scale my brands, and as you get bigger so do your free influencers.
One thing I can not stress enough, is the power of the DM. Do not be afraid to reach out, even if you think the person will say no or not even reply, who gives a shit, just keep moving on to the next one until you land one.
Marketing is all about being creative, one part of being creative is realizing that money is not the only thing that holds value in this digital age.
Someone recently asked me online how they could get more Likes or Followers on their FB Page. Before I could answer someone else jumped in the thread and told this person to BUY likes and followers.
SMH, This is a bad idea.
Now I know it can be discouraging. You take all this time to create a nice FB page or even a website, and you start putting out content regularly, you try to build up your brand but not getting the traffic you expected. Weeks, maybe months have passed and you only have a few scattered likes and followers. You type into google how to get more followers and all these services pop up saying you can pay “200” dollars for “10,000” followers! That looks pretty nice to you right about now.
Please, don’t do this, it will hurt you in the long run.
For 99.99% of these services, the accounts are either; bots or ghost followers. Your not getting a real, engaging audience, your just getting a bigger number under your followers, a number that will hurt you. Some may not care and want to add bots or ghost followers just to appear to others that they have a following, although this may sound nice, again, this will hurt you.
You see when you add a bunch of ghost followers or bots, that’s a huge percentage of your audience that is not engaging with your content, thus bringing down your engagement rate down dramatically. Facebook and Instagram will see this and think that no one finds your content interesting because out of the 10,000 people that follow you only 10 people engaged with the content. This will lower your ranking and position in search results.
So all in all, buying Followers is definitely not a good idea, the only way I would endorse the idea is if a new company(all the ones right now are not legit, unless you know of one, let me know in the comments) got a bunch of social users to sign up with them, categorize those social users by interests and hobbies and then those users got paid for engaging/following with the companies clients that they we’re actually interested in. That would be the basic model needed for me to get behind it, because as of right now, most if not all services only offer bots or ghost followers, which are not doing you any good.
What about Likes?
Now, buying Likes, in my opinion, can’t hurt anything other than your wallet. If there are any negatives that I am missing please feel free to comment below. Buying likes can get you some decent traffic and exposure. If you have a particular hashtag on one of your posts and you go to that hashtags feed and see the top posts have around 5000 likes, so you buy 6000 likes for that post, now you are being displayed in the “Top Posts” Section, which offers a lot of visibility.
How to Grow Your Facebook Following, The Right Way
There’s no way to hack your way to the top, if there was than everybody would be up here. Instead of wasting money buying bots and ghost followers, why not do it the right way and spend that money on Ad Campaigns that will result in your brand growing a truly unique, engaged, and loyal audience.
You do not need to spend a million dollars on advertising, you can do as little as $5 a day and see results, but the more money you put in the more results you will see and the faster they will come.
If you need help on a FB Ad strategy check out my “3 Steps to FB Advertising on a Budget”.
You also do not need to spend any money if you don’t want to, you can go completely organic and engage with social users, join groups, and place free ads where they are allowed, its all in how you go about it, I have ran some really successful campaigns that were 100% organic, so I know anyone can pull it off.
The bottom line is, you can not hack your way to the top buying followers. You need to put in the work like the rest of us. Engage with your audience, Post interesting content on a regular basis, always look for creative ways to grow.
What is up?! It has been a while since I’ve posted here, I have been so busy this past week. I have been coding a website for the past 3 days straight with only 2 hours of sleep every night. And if your a coder you may know this, the more tired you get the harder it is lol (I Guess that’s with anything).
Hence the title of this article, “Channeling my inner Gary Vee”, my digital mentor always preaches on executing and how he only sleeps about 4 hours a night. When I first started watching him I thought that was crazy, how could someone like him work so hard and still only get 4 hours of sleep.
Well, I figured it out, once I really started hustling, ITS PASSION. I have such a passion to build my company that I have literally been able to operate on very little sleep, yet back in the old days when I would have to wake up early to go work for someone else at a job I wasn’t passionate about, I was always tired, I would come home from those jobs and crash right away!
Now I never want to sleep or do anything if it conflicts with building my dream. All those things that Gary Vee was saying when I first started watching him make even more sense now!
Anyway, thought it would be a good idea to post a little update about what I’ve been doing, the website I’m working on will be finished tonight so I will be able to continue on with the ebooks/resources I’ve been promising on here for awhile. No worries! Everything is coming and it will be amazing!
Sincerity is key! You have to give a fu*k about what you are doing, but not only that, you need to give a fu*k about other people and what those other people are doing. Don’t just pump out your content asking for people to do something, or buy something from you without actually giving a fu*k about them. People pick up on that shit.
Something I always preach is value. If your reaching out to people, asking them to do something, or if your looking to partner on something, you need to be bringing value every time. A key here is finding out what they will perceive, as having the most value. That’s whats nice “perceived value”, something super valuable to them may not be that big of a deal to you, like a feature or shout out or some money what ever it may be, you now seem to be giving them more value than your receiving, and that’s the key. You just need to figure out what will benefit them the most?
Another part of this is, don’t even worry about how they can help you, don’t even ask! Just focus on delivering value to that said person or brand, and after you help them they will help you without you asking, in my experience this is a major key component to building amazing relationships that last.
Don’t do something for the reward, do it for the journey.
Remember everyone you encounter on the web is just like you, their putting content out their sharing something their passionate about with the world, don’t hate on anything, spread the love, engage, follow, share, like, and I promise you, you will actually start to connect with people. Sincerity is key!
This is just some advice, I see so many people trying to take shortcuts, and wondering why there not getting anywhere, this kind of shit takes time. Put in the work.