5 Tips On Being An Awesome Employee

beawesome 
This is my last week at my first job since I graduated from college. It has been a huge learning experience, and I am leaving now to take on a new job with new challenges in my effort to elevate myself professionally.
Continue reading

3 Creative Ways To Promote Your Business Online For Free

businessmemeThere are many ways to advertise your company online for free, but to stay ahead of the competition, you should be more creative with your online presence.

 
 
 
 
 
 

As a small business, it’s great whenever you discover a new online free directory to promote your company because the additional exposure can only help you rank higher in search engines for the services you provide. However, this should not be your ultimate strategy if you want to be a leader online for your niche. Surely, you have noticed that online free directories are filled with many other businesses that provide the same services you do. Therefore, you should not only be everywhere your competitors are, but ahead of them by being more creative with your online advertising strategy.

To get your creative juices flowing, here are 3 free online opportunities to take advantage of:

Google+ Hangouts
What is it? Google+ Hangouts is a video chat feature of the social network Google+ which allows people to have a video chat with multiple people at the same time. Users can access Hangouts from their Gmail account, Google+ page, and even through the Google+ mobile app with Android or iOS.

Why is it valuable? You can organize a Hangout with your customers on Google+ to further engage them. Hangouts allow you to provide fresh content to keep your loyal customers interested in your services. It allows you to directly engage your users through video and allows them to easily share your interaction with others. Furthermore, as social metrics become more important for better ranking in the search engines, you receive SEO benefits from your customers sharing your Hangouts content.

Yalwa Company of the Week
What is it? Yalwa Company of the Week is a feature offered by Yalwa, a free online business directory that allows businesses in the Yalwa directory to apply for free to become featured in the Yalwa blog, get special featured placement in the Yalwa directory, and be promoted on all of Yalwa’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Google+).

Why is it valuable? The features that you would get for free as Company of The Week usually must be purchased as premium features available on the main directory website.

Infogr.am

What is it? Infogr.am offers chart and infographic generators for free.

Why is it valuable? Infographics allow a business to present information about their niche in an interesting way. Infogr.am allows you to create Infographics easily and does not require design skills. The more interesting your infographic is, the more it will be shared and linked to by experts in your niche, and this is great for SEO.

My Asia Trip: The Most Handsome Movie Trailers

In May, I made my first ever trip to Asia, where I visited Hong Kong, Thailand, and the Philippines…IN 3 WEEKS…LIKE A BOSS!

In this short time I visited 3 islands, 8 cities, rode 8 boats, and took 13 flights! This doesn’t count all the taxi, Tuk-Tuk, Jeepny, and motorized tricycle rides to get everywhere. In the end, it was all worth the terrible transportation situation and I had a handsome time, especially because I was joined by my friends Manuel, Jennifer, and Sebastian.

In fact, it was so handsome that I made a movie about the trip. Here are the different trailers for that movie:

Trailer 1 – Journey To Asia Bitches
trailer1

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer 2 – All The Asians In The House Say HOOOOOO
trailer2

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer 3 – I’m In Hong Kong Bitch
trailer3

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer 4 – Same Same But Different
trailer4

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer 5 – N%€#$’S In Manilla
trailer5

 

 

 

 

 

Which movie trailer did you like best? Share in a comment below.

Introducing “Django’ing”

dj
Are you experiencing exhaustion from too many Harlem Shake videos? Are you ready for something new?
 
In Italy, The Wolfpack and I drank a lot of beer, and it was whilst operating as a ‘Drink Tank’ (as a opposed to a ‘Think Tank’) that we invented…
 
“Django’ing.”
 
By now you have seen this movie and this famous scene where “young Django” throws off his cloth as he is walking. If you don’t know it, you gonna learn today! Here it is:
 
Django throws off cloth like a BOSS (at second 56 in the video)

 
Like I said, we were operating a ‘Drink Tank’ when we came up with the following:
 
Django’ing – World Premiere

 
Can you do a better Django? Let’s see it then! Post a link to your Django video in a comment below like a BOSS!

3 Harlem Shakes You Might Have Missed

549952_10200808136754081_1222709761_nSo, between my birthday and now, a lot has happened that I should have blogged about, but I am doing it now so its all good 🙂
 
First, The Wolfpack and I did the Harlem Shake for my birthday, and then we did an even bigger shake for the city of Wiesbaden. We even took to the road to shake up Turin, Italy (LIKE A BOSS) where we randomly combined our Harlem Shake forces with Germany’s BVB Dortmund U17 soccer team.
 
 
Harlem Shake for My Birthday

 
 
Harlem Shake – Kurhaus – Wiesbaden, Germany

 
 
Harlem Shake Piazza Castello Turin, Italy – BVB Dortmund U17

 
Which Harlem Shake did you like most? Let me know by leaving a comment below 😉

My Birthday and The A-Team

I wasn’t sure if we still sang the “happy birthday” song at my office, you know, that being time you could be doing something more efficient, like actually working haha.
 
But to my surprise, some of my most gangster colleagues showed up to my desk and sang this song to me (They sang it efficiently too I might add!)

Haha, then they presented me with a picture of how any team of male employees in an Internet Startup should naturally view themselves:

ateam_cropped

 
Awesome start to my birthday, thanks guys!!!

I’m back, plus Codeacademy is awesome

So I totally abandoned this blog for like two years. I’m back.  I was inspired by another William & Mary Alumni who has been keeping a blog going, it’s pretty cool (Check it out!). I’m going to start writing every day again, only difference is I am just going to write about whatever I feel like writing about. Forget having a few specific topics (“Ain’t nobody got time for dat!“). No rules, more fun. Enjoy.

Codeacademy is Awesome

codecademy

 

 

So there is a website out there that helps you learn how to code/develop/program awesome web/software applications and shit like that.  Why is that cool? Why isn’t it? I am super hyped about it in particular because I work in the Internet industry currently as an online marketing manager, and it’s great to finally learn something that will make me less dependent on our developers to get shit done (They do a fabulous job though, i just want to be fabulous too 😉 ). Plus having this coding knowledge will allow me to finally code into reality some of my own great ideas I have had for quite some time.  Codeacademy offers all kinds of courses from Html to PHP to Ruby. I’m currently learning Javascript, already 31% complete with this course already and I’m loving it.

Javascript

 

If you want to catch up with me you better start Codeacademy now!