Touch Pico

Touch Pico, now known as TouchJet Pond, makes a “Pico” or “Portable” projector. What makes this one different than the myriad of other choices out there is that it can turn any projected images or surface into a touchscreen. Another difference is the ability to load the device with apps. Checkout their online campaign

This device is a portable, handheld gadget for those on the go. It’s slightly heavier than a Samsung S4 phone and just about the same size. Easily fits in your pocket or your briefcase. If your main use is going to be just streaming movies, and you don’t need to interact, or use the Touchscreen feature, I think you will be bettor off spending that extra cash on a device that has more “Lumens” or light projection capabilities for the brightest picture possible.

Using an IOS Device

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Should you by an iPad or iPhone? What can you do with the iPad or iPhone? Since the lines are blurred between iPads and iPhones, both devices will be covered in an upcoming class, to be held at the new Douglas county community center in Gardnerville, NV. Class is designed to help students decide if one of these devices is right for them, and if you already own one, to share tips and tricks for getting the most out of these devices and how to make them fit your passions or hobbies. There is so much these can do that class will be structured to try and accommodate student needs, based on survey feedback for attendees.

Contact the center at 1-775-782-9828 for this and many other classes

Grand Opening December 6th

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1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410

SEO Checklist

I came across this video and it explains very well the basics of getting started with SEO and can be used as an “SEO Checklist”

SEO Checklist

  • User Friendly Site
  • Keywords that you want to be found for included in pages and something like Google Adwords
  • Quality Content
  • Social Media, blogs, etc.
  • Link Building

There is so much about this subject that it really would not be effective for me to try and cover all the SEO topics here. This SEO Checklist is just designed to be a simple, easy to understand set of steps to get you started in the right direction. This really is the “Holy Grail” when it comes to how to get you site found online and requires a lot of time and effort to do it properly.

 

Marketing Ideas

Marketing Ideas

Without going into all the crazy details below and elsewhere on this website, look at it this way.

Your website is now the front door to your business. You have mere seconds to grab some bodies attention and give them a reason to pick you to do business with.

The top 2 things you have to do without question is

  1. Website design following good SEO practices and keywords that will be used as part of your AdWords campaign to help searchers find you.
  2. Create content, especially videos explaining your product or service and post to sites like YouTube.

I don’t want to confuse you with information overload so keep this in mind when looking through this section! I will add to this list constantly and when I am talking with you about your own business ideas I may send you to links contained here for ideas and inspiration!

  • Implement a Google AdWords Campaign
  • Create a mobile version of your website.
  • Gather email address thru various methods and use a Mail List Management system to market to that list.
  • Use Social Networks such as Facebook and Twitter – Just look at this as the new way to spread word of mouth advertising.
  • Create Videos on products or how to and these are also very useful ways to show testimonials from satisfied customers. Video can be hosted on your website and places like YouTube, Vimeo and others.
  • Write and post articles about your expertise and post to as many places as possible.
  • Follow good SEO practices.
  • Make it easy for customers to buy your services or products online and give them a compelling reason to do so.
  • Use onsite and offsite methods of marketing like coupons/specials
  • Utilize CraigsList and mobile devices to “push” your offers to customers
  • At a minimum use Google AdWords to help searches find your site.

If you find all this confusing or feel like it is a waste of time you can be sure your competitors will be doing everything they can to be on top!

Other Ideas for Promoting

Writes lots of content or pages on your website that support your products or services and make sure that it matches up with your keywords. Briefly put yourself in your customers shoes and pretend you are at home and looking for your service on a site like Google. The keywords you should pick are what you think an average person is going to type into their browser to find you.

Write many articles or pages. If you create a page about widgets make sure your content on that page talks about widgets and you should never copy content from the internet because Google and others will lower your ranking. Believe it or not the computers behind the scenes are real smart and know even if its a picture!

Start building “Link Relationships” with other people who offer products that are supportive of your services. It goes like this, if you sell widgets and another company sells widget holders, you would contact them and they would include a link to your website, and you would in turn put their link on yours. The more of these the better.

Obviously there are hundreds of additional ways to promote yourself but these should be a good start.

Article Video Robot

One of the best ways you can promote yourself is by using YouTube and other videos but I see people struggle with creating these videos.

I have found a product which is the easiest way for you to create a professional looking video that can then be posted on YouTube, Facebook, etc., and embedded in your website.  All that is required for these amazing videos is a text file and for my test i just used text that was already on my website to create something like this.

QR Codes

By now you may have heard about QR Codes or “Quick Response” Codes, those funny looking barcode things? Personally I have not seen it grow, or get used as much as expected, but I still see the possibilities in this technology. My own personal use for this technology, is when I am out shopping, a lot of products are starting to include QR Codes, that can be scanned and you can get lots of information quickly, such as a video explaining the product.

Another technology gaining popularity is called “Augmented Reality” and samples are included below. In a nutshell, both of these are ways of engaging and delivering content in new and unique ways.

fuzzyhead-qr-codeIf you scan this code, it will add Fuzzyhead contact info to your mobile device. I recommend using the app called “RedLaser” for all your bar-code and QR-Code scanning needs

YouTube-FuzzyHeadIf you scan this code, it will take you to my YouTube Channel

YouTube-Video-make_siri-smarterThis one will launch a “Making Siri Smarter with One Word” Video

sand-qr-code This was made out of sand, where it goes…

Check out the list below for some cool ideas for what you can use QR Codes for.

This video is actually pretty old but it is still relevant and I liked her explanation.

A List of uses for QR Codes

  • Scavenger hunts
  • Lost and found
  • Moving and Packing-Tagging your stuff
  • Multimedia cards
  • Directions
  • Videos
  • Business Cards-Put a code on your business card containing all of your contact information
  • Put It On A T-Shirt-Then people get sent where you want them to go
  • Put It On Price Tags In A Store-Taking them to a specs page online-Best Buy does this
  • Put It On Your Website Contact Us Page-People scan it and put you in their contact list
  • Put It On Your Instruction Sheet-People scan it to get step-by-step instructions or maybe a video
  • Put It In Print Ads-People scan to be taken to a specific landing page on your website
  • Put It On A Campaign Sign-Taking people to your website
  • Put It On A For-Sale Sign-Take them to a website with video and information about the item being sold like a House or Car
  • Bulletin Board
  • Put It On Your Luggage-If your luggage ever gets lost…
  • Send a Tweet-Scanning it sends out a tweet
  • Do A Location Login-Put on every table and the walls of your restaurant, does a foursquare login or a Facebook location login
  • Add To Your LinkedIn Page-Passes your contact information or website
  • Call Us To Place Your Order-Scan dials their phone
  • Send a Teaser Postcard-Send a QR code to a potential client, which takes them to your website
  • Put It On Your Conference NameTag-Contact information or website
  • Put A Back-sell On Your Invoice-Taking them to a landing page making a special offer
  • Put One On The End Of A Video-Takes them to a landing page, can pass source codes
  • Paypal Buy Link-Scanning takes them to Paypal to buy your item
  • Promote An Event-Scanning the code puts it on their calendar
  • Announce Your Free WiFi-Scanning logs them into your wifi account
  • Put It In Your Powerpoint Presentation

Some other cool uses for this type of technology. (not the same as QR codes, but same principal)

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