It’s the real life “Revenge of the Nerds” triumph story: Facebook will finally be announcing an IPO (initial public offering) making everyone involved unimaginably rich! For anyone who doesn’t know what an IPO is, it’s when a company sells its stock to the public for the first time. It’s usually a big deal because it gives the company the chance to raise a ton of money while it gives the public a chance to own a part of the company and capitalize of their success. For example, I could kick myself back in 2004 when Google first went public and sold for $85 a share. This week it closed trading around $596. But does that mean we should all run out and buy Facebook stock? Even a Goliath-valued company such as that still has its critics … [Read more...] about What Does the Future Hold for Facebook?
Your Bills Are Negotiable
One of the many things my job has taught me is that the price of everything is negotiable. It’s basic supply and demand. If you don’t give someone the price they want, they’ll go find it somewhere else. The bottom line is whether or not they want to make a sale and keep you as a customer. That’s the little story I tell myself about every six months. What happens every six months? My TV service goes from the promotional price back to the normal price. And when it does, without hesitation, I call the cable company and politely ask “Is there anything you can do for me?” I don’t yell. I don’t stomp my feet. I simply ask the question fully understanding that the worst thing they could tell me is “no”. But they usually don’t … because the … [Read more...] about Your Bills Are Negotiable
Book Review: “Get Rich Click!” by Marc Ostrofsky
With a name like “Get Rich Click! The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet” by Marc Ostrofsky is a giant collection of tips and advice on just about everything you could do to start making money online. It covers dozens of topics including: • E-Commerce • Understanding Search Engines • Online Advertising • Improving you Search Engine Optimization (SEO) • Using affiliate marketing • Owning marketable domain names • Creating valuable content • Taking advantage of social networks • Setting up payment processing • Marketing for mobile phones • Using Internet videos • Partnering with non-profits … [Read more...] about Book Review: “Get Rich Click!” by Marc Ostrofsky