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Blonde Ashley

Sometimes it's good to be a little weird

Business 1: Nine Month Plan.

To begin with I will continue to study the art/practice of advertising. It will take a lot of work to be able to help a business man. It will be hard to reach the point where I know more about it then him.

I will  then present my case to a local businesses, many whose advertising could use a pick me up. Once I have my foot in the door I will recommend he/she stops running ads in the yellow pages, its an unnecessary expenses. Then I’ll spend time studying his old ads and seeing what he did wrong ( besides run ads in the yellow pages). For all this I will probably charge him a certain percentage of the money he gets with the new and improved ad that I designed for him. I will run the ad on the website that I set up and hold ownership of.

Small businesses have it hard with all these large corporations like Walmart, Aldi, and Home Depot. If they are introduced to things like Google AdWords we might be able to give them a small leg up. If I know how to help them, I’ll help them and just maybe make a little money out of it!

Business 1: AdWords

Google AdWords could be an incredible tool. The problem is, not very many small business owners use it.

Some of the benefits of Google AdWords are:

  • You can test ads fast.
  • You can get the word out fast.
  • You can improve the ad anytime it feels necessary.
  • You can use a landing page.

Google AdWords is a very good tool to use for your business.

It can give you fast results;  why don’t more people use it!

Imagine you  are testing an ad. You want to know if it worked as fast as possible. You post it to Google AdWords and you can find out almost instantly…. Well, as soon as people respond to it.

This is an amazing tool, use it!

Business 1: I’ve Learned This Week

This week we learned many things. But the one I really took from it, is the fact that I can have an advantage over the older small business owners.

There are quite a few small businesses in my home town. Most of them fair pretty well…. except one. This business was not doing well until it was sold last year. The former owner never offered any significant deals or attractions. It never seemed to boom….. But this spring ( with it’s new owner) it offered an “if you buy so many pounds of meat you get a free box of donuts”  deal. They sold out of meat before noon. Before it never offered anything like this. This taught me something…. it was it’s momentary USP!

But that’s not why I’m here today. Today I’m here to tell you what I learned this week. This week, the main thing I took away was: since I was born in the digital age I have an advantage over the old business owners in my town. I know other ways of advertising that older owners might not have even thought of because they don’t think digital. I have things like Google Adwards and email at my disposal! I have the advantage.

Business 1: Procrastinating

Procrastinating is something I can almost guarantee we’ve all done a time or so. We have all not wanted to do that job or not wanted to call that person.

Procrastination can harm you though. If you procrastinate something that is valuable it could hurt you. I have to admit I’ve procrastinated a writing assignment before. But after I procrastinate I realize that I can’t hang out with my siblings because I have yet to finish my assignment.

When you want to start a business you want to start early, if you’re constantly saying  “maybe tomorrow” you’ll never start. Believe me, I’ve done it. If I don’t set a deadline for myself, I’ll probably forget to do it. I’m being honest here! You have to set a deadline. And if you set it, give yourself a punishment if you don’t meet it.

I realized a while ago that I spent too much time on YouTube. So, I decided to go two weeks without watching anything unless someone else initiated it. No YouTube, no Netflix, and no Hulu. I was allowed to use YouTube for music but that was it. I got so much done. I read instead of watching YouTube videos. I did research for college things like that.

Don’t procrastinate. Set deadlines. Get things done.

Business 1: RPC, Part Three.

And another benefits of the RPC is: they prepare you for college.

This is one that will come in handy: What the do is that they offer CLEP Cram courses. These will prepare you for CLEP’s which you can use to test out of some college!

Business 1: RPC, Part Two.

Another benefit of the RPC is the flexible schedule. I volunteer at a nursing home and they need me at various time of the day. With this curriculum I can go in at any point if the day. I really enjoy this and the nursing home appreciates it too!

Business 1: The RPC, Part One

One of the benefits from the RPC is their Autobiography course.

This course has taught me a lot that I didn’t know about certain times in history. This year we have studied the autobiography’s of people such as: Helen Keller, Booker T. Washington, and Sergei Kourdakov, just to name a few. I still go back and look at some of those stories.

This course is a definite plus of the RPC.

Business 1: Landing Page.

Hey! Are you wanting to home school your children but you don’t like the home school curriculums offered? Look no further: check out the Ron Paul Curriculum! Here are some reasons:

  1. It is video based. Yep! That means no buying text books.
  2. It’s an affordable. Each course cost 50 dollars. This means each student comes to about $ $250 per year.
  3. Your children can watch and re-watch videos as often as they need to. It’s their choice.
  4. It’s hands off for you. You don’t have to reach them after 3rd grade.
  5. It’s rigorous.
  6. It prepares your children for college. They are being taught how to write well; which is vital for college.
  7. It has a CLEP cram course. You can use this to test out of college.
  8. It has a Business course. This teaches you how to start your own home business.
  9. It teaches them how to impact it is to know your calling.
  10. It’s taught by more then qualified people.

Equiano, Part Two: So What?

When writing an autobiography you have to choose carefully what to put in it. Examine every story of your life and decide what needs to be put in your book. Ask yourself, is this relevant to the theme of my book? The question you want to avoid people asking themselves is: ” So What?”

You don’t want people reading your book and thinking..”And your point is…” Some books have a lot of this in. If you have too many of these times it will ruin your entire book.

Basically what ” so what is” is when you go down a detailed rabbit trail. When you are telling a story and it’s interesting, and then the next chapter is all about the price of flour that year. We didn’t need to know about the price of flour.

You have to be selective with what you put in. Choose the stories that impacted your life. Which ones changed you? Which ones made you who you are today? On the other hand, you don’t want to be so picky that you end up with no stories that impact your readers.

So be careful and try to avoid leaving your readers wandering.

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