December 2016

What Can One Product Do For Our Job Market?

What Can One Product Do For Our Job Market?

The Marijuana industry Has Opened Up 16 New Job Positions!

  • Budtender
    A budtender is exactly like a bartender, except for – you know – bud. A budtemder is the individual who actually assists customers at the counter by offering their sage advise and knowledge about different cannabis strains, concentrate and edible.
  • Concentrate Processor 
    This is a field that requires considerable skill and can also be potentially dangerous. Concentrates include things like hash oils, wax, dabs and shatter, among others. As far as creating them, a background in chemistry and laboratory equipment
  • Website/Software
    Software to help run marijuana business is essential, and can include things like accounting programs and products management systems. Companies like weed-Maps and Leafy are there to assist cannabis users in finding the product they’re looking for and creating an online community.
  • Edible Creator
    Creating edibles might be a dream job for many. If you can name it, there’s probably a marijuana-infused version of it. Soda, baked goods, candy, coffee… the list goes on. Getting the edibles can be difficult, mainly due to its competitive nature.
  • Shop Owner
    It’s the ultimate dream for many entrepreneurs – owning your own marijuana retail store! Opening a store is risky (as is any start up business), But in a brand new industry, it could be the perfect opportunity to live out your entrepreneur dream
  • Farmer
    Growing marijuana can be time consuming and expensive and also requires a lot of skill. Similar to opening up a retail location, growing can be risky
  • Glass Marchant
    Selling pipes, bongs, and more recently vaporizers is a business that is only expected to grow as prohibition falls across the country.

Additional Jobs

  • Trimmer
  • Security
  • Reviewer
  • Tourism
  • Administrative
  • Courier/Delivery
  • Seed Harvestor
  • Consultant
  • Regulators

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How Pokemon Go Started

How Pokemon Go Started

John Hanke, age 49 (Born in 1967)

  • Learn to program while in middle school then
  • Graduates with Berkeley MBA, thinks about interactive gaming then in
  • 1995, 1996, 1998 Starts 3 gaming startups, after which
  • Hanke stays at Google to lead Google Earth and Google Maps then
  • Google acquire keyhole who
  • Starts a geospecial data visualization in keyhole
  • Starts Niantic inside Google, with complete independence from Google from there
  • Creates a hit Ar game ingress.
  • Pokemon company CEO becomes a fan of the game then
  • Separates from Google Releases funny video of Pokemon on top of Google Maps which lead to
  • 7 million Ingress players worldwide then
  • Raised $30 million from Google,Nintendo and Pokemon after then
  • Pokemon Go launches in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand with
  • 5% of U.S. Android users install the game

To be continued….

  • Revenue per user is double the industry standard
  • Tops Twitter by daily users
  • Players spend 43 minutes on average

Nianatic
A ship that lies under San Francisco’s downtown. It carried the first gold seekers here.

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Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

The 7 Step Affiliate Marketing Guide For Newbies

  1. Website
    A website is a great place to start affiliate marketing. The quickest and easiest way to set up a website is WordPress. A self hosted WordPress installation is the perfect start for an affiliate marketer.
  2. Choose A Topic (Niche)
    Choosing a topic for your website is an important step. When starting out, it is suggested you choose ONE topic that you are interested or passionate about. This way it will be easier to add contents to your website.
  3. Content
    You will want to add content to your website on a regular basis. Using a web platform like WordPress makes that easier. The content should be high quality and original. Ensure that your content is interesting or helpful. High quality, consistently added content is the key to a successful website.
  4. Find Offers
    Find offers that match your content. There are many different offers online so you can monetize just about any passion. Most major online retailers have affiliate programs. Some of the most popular are: Amazon, Ebay, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Share a sale, Linkshare, Google
  5.   Add Your Ads/Links
    These sites will give you affiliate links or html ad code to put your site. Add the links/ads to your website. If you used WordPress you can add the ads to your side bar and/or individual posts.
  6. Your Traffic Acts
    When someone on your websites clicks an ad or link and then buys -you earn a commission! Some affiliate offers don’t even require a purchase, just an action to be taken like your referral signing up for a free trial.
  7. You Get Paid!
    You will get paid by whatever affiliate companies you use to monetize your website. Make sure you check the terms and conditions of each network. There are different payout thresholds, methods and requirements on each site. Each site will also have it’s own report system so you can check out how many people are clicking your link/ads, how much you have earned and how many people have seen your ads/links.
  8. Repeat What Works
    When you have a successful affiliate website you know what goes into making one. Now you can create other affiliate sites based on different niches. Just took what worked from your first site and apply it to your second. This will make you grow your income exponentially.

 

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Searching For The Right Home

Searching For The Right Home

When looking for a home to buy, be unique. You have your own desires and dreams for your new home that are different from others. Before researching or analyzing housing options, home buyers may want to prioritize their family’s needs. Knowing the needs and wants for your family may help you a bit

STEPS

1. Pre-Approval
Lets you know how much you can afford to get qualified and at the same moment, it guarantees your rate for up to 120 days. And also, this shows the seller that you are definitely serious on buying a home.

2. The Checklist
Make a checklist of all the things that you need in your desired home and also, when searching for a home, make sure to check on the following

  • Type of home
  • Type of ownership
  • Location
  • Inside and outside features
  • condition, etc.

You should be able to get a lawyer to check all legal papers to guarantee your protection.

3. The Search
After your pre-approval, custom-made checklist and a lawyer at hand, you are set off to search for properties. Find yourself a real estate agent to help you with your search. Agents can help you on your personalized checklists.
Agents are experts at preparing paperwork’s involved in making an offer. Make sure that you’ll get in touch with them as you are responsible for all your decisions. Choose the right agent and put a lot of trust on them to help you with your purchase.
Once you have found the perfect home, visit the house at least twice, once in the daylight and once at night.

4. The Offer
After deciding and if you’re sure that this is the right home for you, come to a decision on figures and have your agent prepare an agreement of purchase and sale.
Think Hard. Be Wise

5. The Deal
After the mortgage has been approved, you must deliver the following documents to your lawyer:

  1. Copy of accepted offer to purchase
  2. Certificate of Fire Insurance
  3. A copy of survey, signed by a qualified land surveyor
  4. Advise us of the name, address and phone number of your lawyer so that the mortgage instructions can be sent to him/her.
  5. You should arrange for utilities to begin service in your name.
  6. A few days before the closing date, you will meet with your lawyer to go over all details

GOOD LUCK!

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Dress Your Staff For Success

Dress Your Staff For Success

Ensuring your front line staff look the part can make a big difference to the success of your retail business

Six things Every retailer should Know

  1. A Reputable Company Image
    90% of people believe what a person is wearing determines how professional and trustworthy they appear. Make sure your staff are dressed to create a good impression. Simple, smart work-wear branded with your logo promote’s a trustworthy and professional image in the mind of customers.
  2. Improved Customer Service
    78% of customers say competent employees creates a happy retail experience. Staff uniform gives employees a responsibility to be an ambassador of your brand. A consistent and professional uniform will help to shape a consistent and professional employee.
  3. Customer Satisfaction
    40% of customers say an improved interaction with employees is the core motivator for spending more with a company. Bold, unique and recognizable staff uniform allows customers to identify employees and get help quickly and easily. This will greatly improve their customer experience with your brand.
  4.  Belonging And Equality
    72% of employees in retail feel more like part of a team while wearing uniform and more confident when performing at work. Dressing in company colors and wearing similar styles creates a sense belonging and unity among employees. This improves teamwork and overall performance when dealing with customers.
  5. The Power Of Color
    73% of purchasing decisions are made in store and eye-catching staff uniform that conveys information effectively is crucial to these sales.The color of your staff uniform will have a huge impact on how customers perceive and interact with your brand and employees. Utilizing the psychology of colors will help to reinforce a desired message
  6. Brand Integrity
    7 Seconds is all it takes to make a good first impression. Branded staff work-wear instills a sense of trust in customers and instantly connotes integrity and high quality service

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How A Car Engine Works

How A Car Engine Works

If your only experience with a car engine’s inner workings is “How much is that going to cost to fix?” this graphic is for you! Car engines are astoundingly awesome mechanical wonders. It’s time you learned more about the magic under the hood!

The 4 Stroke Cycle

Lets take a look inside just one cylinder

  1. Intake Stroke
    The piston descends, sucking air into the cylinder through open intake valves as a fuel is injected.
  2. Compression Stroke
    With all valves closed, the piston comes back up, compressing the fuel-air mixture. Compressing the mixture delivers better power and efficiency.
  3. Power Stroke
    A spark ignites the compressed fuel-air mixture and the resulting combustion forces the piston to the bottom of the cylinder again
  4. Exhaust Stroke
    The piston comes back up, pushing the spent mixture out through open exhaust valves.

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New Words Of 2012

New Words Of 2012

Aha Moment
“My aha moment was when i tried yellow instead of blue for the background.”

Bucket List
“Both Bob and Phil had skydiving on their hooked up this summer to go skydiving together.”

Earthworm
“I woke up this morning with an earthworm and have been humming ‘White Christmas’ all day.”

Energy Drink
“After three energy drinks and half a pot of coffee, Annabelle realized she could now run in four directions at once.”

 F-Bomb
“Bernie accidentally hit us with an F-bomb but quickly apologized.”

Game Changer
“The touchdown proved to be a game changer and packers won 27-22.”

Gassed 
“I only had two drinks, but it was gassed and needed a ride home

Gastropub
“My favorite gastropub is known for gourmet sandwiches.”

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Keeping Cars Cool

Keeping Cars Cool

High temperatures and long distance travel can be hard on your car. Here’s ten top tips for avoiding tired tires and busted batteries.

  1. Top Town 
    If you’re fortunate enough to have a convertible, make sure both the mechanism and fabric or vinyl are in good condition. Use specialist cleaning products to prevent cracks from appearing
  2. Sun Protection
    Keep on top of waxing your car to protect the paint from fading & invest in a sunscreen to protect the interior from the sun’s UV rays.
  3. Check Oil
    Increased driving in summer heat can mean changing your oil more regularly. It’s generally recommended you change your oil between 3-7k Miles, or every 3 months
  4. Coolant Levels
    Engines are designed to run hot, but if the temperature is too high, metal components can fuse together. Check your cars coolant and your coolant levels are sufficient
  5. Road Works
    Summer is the optimal time for local authorities to carry out road maintenance. Make sure you’re sticking to speed limits and maintaining a substantial distance to the car in front to limit the damage of those debris
  6. Wipers
    After a harsh winter, wiper blades can crack or perish leaving you with a streaky windscreen when heavy summer storms sweep in.
  7. Tyre Pressure
    Pressure increases roughly 1-2 PS! (pounds per square inch for every 10 degree temperature increase. Check Tyre pressures are safe especially after sudden temperature increases.
  8. Check Radiator
    While the engine is cool, check your radiator is clean and free from debris and that all hoses are intact and functional.
  9. Check Battery
    Summer heat can rapidly increase the chemical reaction inside your battery and extreme heat can cause the battery fluid to evaporate. Make sure the battery is secure, clean and all connections are free of debris.
  10. Air Con
    Maintaining the correct levels of refrigerant is a key to keeping cool in the summer and it’s always best to get a professional in to check for you . Air con is more effective  than open windows! It also means the car is more aerodynamic at high speeds, saving fuel and staying environmentally friendly.

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Auto Insurance, How Much Is Enough

Auto Insurance, How Much Is Enough

Collision Insurance
In the event of an accident, collision insurance compensates you for damage. $50,000

Property Damage 
You’re going to want $50, 000 property damage. This covers the repairs of the other person’s property

Personal Injury Protection 
Personal injury protection compensates you for your own injury-related expenses, health care, work income lost and child care expenses, If you have good health insurance or disability insurance, you may not need personal injury protection. $100,000

Bodily Injury Liability
You’ll want bodily injury coverage of at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 total as personal injuries are usually the most expensive part of an accident.

Motorcycle Insurance
All states require riders to carry minimum bodily injury liability, but minimum policies can leave you more likely to be targeted by lawsuits in the event of serious accident.

 

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Christmas: A Hybrid Holiday

Christmas: A Hybrid Holiday

The Historical Roots Of Your Early Traditions

  1. Bringing Trees Indoors
    The ancient Egyptians don’t have conifer trees, but they had palms – symbols of resurrection and rebirth. They often brought the fronds into their homes during the time of the winter solstice. The Roman Saturnalia was a festivity which fell on December 17. It was a time to honor the god Saturn, so homes and earths were decorated with all kinds of greenery – vines, ivy, etc.
  2. Fruitcake
    It is rumored that once a fruitcake is baked, it will outlive everyone who encounter it. Fruitcake actually has its origins in ancient Egypt. There’s a story claiming that the Egyptians placed cakes made of fermented fruit and honey on the tombs of their decreased relatives – and these cakes lasted as long as the tombs themselves. Later Roman soldiers carried such cakes into bottle, made of mashed pomegranates and barley. There are even records of warriors on crusades carrying honey-laden fruitcakes into the Holy Land with them
  3. Christmas Caroling
    Christmas caroling comes from the centuries-old tradition of wassailing, from door to door, singing and drinking to the health of neighbors. The concept comes from pre-Christian fertility rites. People walked through their fields in the middle of winter, singing and shouting to drive away any spirits that might inhibit the growth of future crops. caroling wasn’t actually done in churches until around the 13th century.
  4. Smooching Under The Mistletoe 
    Mistletoe was a magical plant for the druids and the Vikings both, among others. The Romans held fertility rituals under the mistletoe as it was considered a plant of peace in Norse mythology, mistletoe is associated with a goodness of love, Frigga.
  5. Decorated Trees 
    What have the Romans ever done for us?! Saturnalia celebrants often decorated trees with metal ornaments outdoors. Typically, these represent either Saturn, or the family’s patron god. Laurel wreath was a popular decoration as well. Early Germanic tribes honored Odin by decorating trees with fruit and candles at the solstice.
  6. Holy In The Winter 
    There is significant symbolism about the Christmas holly. The red berries represent the blood of Jesus Christ as he died upon the cross, and the sharp-edged green leaves stand for his crown of thorns. In Pagan cultures the holly was associated with the Holly King – the god of winter. He was annually battling with the Oak King according to their beliefs. Holly, a type of wood that could drive off evil spirits also came in very handy during the colder part of the year, when most of the other trees were leafless.
  7. The Yule Log
    Today, the Yule log often refers to a delicious chocolate desert. But the tradition of the real Yule log reaches back to the cold winters of old Norway. On the night of the winter solstice, hoisting a giant log onto the hearth to celebrate the return of the sun was common each year. The Norse believed that the the sun was a gigantic wheel of fire which rolled away from the earth and began rolling back again on the winter solstice
  8. Giving And Receiving Gifts
    The practice of Christmas gift giving is often connected to the Biblical tale of the three wise men who gave gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn baby Jesus. However, the tradition also used to be present in other cultures – the Romans exchanged gifts between Saturnalia and the Kalends and around the early 19th century, most people exchanged gifts on New Years Day – and it was typically just one present, not a hoard of gifts.
  9. Gift-Delivering Beings
    While Santa Claus has his roots in the Dutch sinterklaas Mythology, a couple of elements of Odin and Saint Nicholas are also added to the “brew”. La Befana, the kindly Italian witch who drops off treats for well-behaved children or Frau Holle, who gives gifts to women at the time of the winter solstice are both gift-delivering beings. In central Europe the baby Jesus brings the Christmas gifts with the help of the angels, while in Greece Saint Basil does, but on the 1st of January

 

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