Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out new technologies, web products, and traveling. Here are the things I’ve been enjoying: ExpressVPN. I travel and work from coffee shops regularly. It always worried me that hackers could snoop on my information from a coffee shop, or my connection wasn’t always secured. I did a […]
This is going to be a short blog post about turning 30, with minimal editing and written in one sitting. Hopefully, this post will add value to one person out there. Especially in a world that’s become highly edited and inauthentic. Today, I’m turning 30. Here are a few things I’ve learned. No numbers, no […]
Have you ever been to a psychic? If not, I’m sure you can point to a friend who has. Furthermore, I’m sure you have a friend who is an extreme believer in the power of psychics. Whether it’s foreseeing our future, telling us how a deceased loved one is handling the afterlife, or detailing the mistakes we’ve made in the past, psychics usually tell us things we want to hear (and believe are correct). Well, how did the psychics know this? This article breaks down all the details on the psychology behind psychics and cold reading.
Advertising is the lifeblood of online content websites. How does Google manage to stay in business? Online ads. Mashable? CNN? That random blog you frequent? The vast majority of online content is paid for by advertising. In this article, I show you how to create a Facebook Ads campaign from start to finish (including how I managed to blow through a few thousand dollars worth of ads in 72 hours!)
As a result of random Tuesdays, Sundays, and Fridays exploring the East Village and Lower East Side, I’ve created a definitive list of the lesser-known places to eat, relax, and party in the area.
Two videos for recent graduates that will help them get a job and succeed during the first 100 days on the job.
Mobs of people, hours waiting in a line, frantic searching through the store for that one item you wanted. Sound appealing? Of course not. But, if you don’t plan your Black Friday ahead, this will be you! Since I’m a deals fanatic, I’ve compiled a list over the last three years which I use every […]
This post is continued from Part I. Part I explained how you can start to create a successful Facebook campaign for your business. To recap, here are the three steps I outlined in that post: Create a Facebook advertisement drawing users to your page Update your Facebook page regularly and engage users Configure your Top […]
“Wow, how can a Fortune 100 company fail so badly in the social media field?” I remember saying while reading about the recent social media screw-ups at Honda, Taco Bell, Asus, Domino’s, and Belkin.
The more I dug, the more company social media disasters I seemed to find. In fact, social media disasters are a huge issue facing companies: a quick Google search using the keywords “company social media disaster” yielded over 10 million results.
For the last few months, I’ve been doing independent social media consulting for a small design firm. One of their biggest concerns is allowing too much user interaction on their site and, as a result, getting rude comments and failing.
Does this happen? Yes, it does. However, not nearly as much as you think, and it can be mitigated if you know what you’re doing. In fact, the benefit of a strong social media campaign can be startling to sales, customer approval, and customer retention. Let’s look at how, with a few easy steps, you can improve your company’s social media campaign by roughly 200% in 30 days.
Hi, my name is David. I’m a 22-year-old male and I have the travel bug. I don’t know what it is about traveling, but I can’t stop. Within the past year, I’ve been to 5 of the 6 continents, about 30 different countries, and a fair number more cities. What started as a semester abroad has quickly spiraled into an obsession: Ecuador, Turkey, Austria, Spain, Costa Rica, France; I’ve been to more places than I could have dreamed of. However, all of this traveling is recent; two years ago the only times I left the lower 48 was for a family vacation to Aruba and a quick, weekend getaway to Puerto Rico. So, if I can start traveling–a sheltered, poor college student–so can you. Here’s some advice on traveling cheaply yet enjoyably from someone who’s recently been to where you want to go.