Author Archives: Derrick

Marketing is actually cheap. It’s just a lot of work.

We’re in the middle of a culture switch. For decades, marketers have pumped out their message to us. They relentlessly hunted us, knowing with enough exposure… they would find people who actually wanted what they were selling, and drive us to buy stuff. The thing about this shotgun approach is that eventually we were all…

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Using online video to get noticed online, and increase your small business’ sales

I am a big fan of online videos. To me, online videos provide two of the most crucial elements of getting noticed online. 1) It allows you to help improve the internet as a whole. I truly believe that when you are more helpful to others, it directly affects your business’ bottom line. 2) By…

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A personal reflection & Introducing the Make Passive Income Blog

In my view, I have fairly average intelligence. I am able to understand and comprehend a lot of things, but have always found it impossible to dive into a textbook. I think I might have had a homework allergy as well. I concluded in my early 20s that achieving my financial and life goals could…

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3 ways your web designer should be optimizing your site for search engines

Having a web site is a great start for getting yourself or your business noticed online. Saying that, having a web site that is difficult or impossible to find in search engines is like having a retail location without a sign. It isn’t doing you a lot of good, if it’s difficult to find you.…

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Godaddy Down – A not so anonymous plea to hacking groups

Today, a member of the hacking group Anonymous took down Godaddy.com, along with over 5,000,000 web sites that they host, and email services for these web sites as well. The reasons for the attack have currently not been revealed. Part of the reason appears to be the fact Godaddy was pressured into supporting SOPA, which…

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Hiring a web designer off of Kijiji

I have been advertising in Kijijis computer services section for years. You can hire real high quality contractors, freelancers, and entrepreneurs off of Kijiji. The problem is that when you can advertise for free on Kijiji, this opens the market to anyone and everyone. I would like to provide you with some tips on hiring…

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Adding Video to LinkedIn Profile

I was speaking to my friend who is a videographer that is exploring ways to utilize social media for business. I thought why not help people create simple & professional videos that they can add to their linked in profile.  Even if people don’t want to pay a videographer to produce a video intended for…

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BusinessTalks 2012 @ The Hilton Grand Ballroom – June 12th, 2012

Overall Ratiing: 4.0 The second annual BusinessTalks conference, the apparent brain child of a young entrepreneur and social media guru Matt Ross, seemed to go off without a hitch. The networking event packed the house at the Hilton Grand Ballroom. Along with some exhibitor space ($120 this year) the main feature was a panel of…

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Networking Wednesday @ The Barking Frog Patio – June 6th 2012

Overall Rating: 4.5   The thunderstorms stayed at bay, and the weather wasn’t too hot, which made for great patio weather for the last Networking Wednesday event before summer break. Over 100 people were in attendance on the patio at The Barking Frog. The patio had an appropriate amount of space for the crowd. I…

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Law of attraction for business

Recently, a friend brought up the law of attraction, and said it was something he believed in. I was aware of it because at a previous job, management would always try and use it to justify my declining sales numbers. I thought what my manager was saying was fairly unhelpful (at the time) and so…

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