Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy birthday Facebook

As you know, Facebook is celebrating it's tenth birthday this year.

They came out with those catchy little video clips. Did you make one? 

Mine is here: #FacebookIs10

Here's the multi-billion dollar question.

If given the opportunity, would you have joined Mark Zuckerberg in this venture?

Mark invited five people to his Harvard dorm room 10 years ago to discuss a business opportunity. Only 2 people showed up and got into what is today a global phenomenon:
Facebook, of which Zuckerberg is the CEO.

Today those other two people are billionaires:
Dustin Moskovitz - $6.5 Billion
Eduardo Saverin - $3.4 Billion

"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity." ~H.Jackson Brown Jr.

I invite you to check out the next global phenomenon.   I didn't have the opportunity to participate in Facebook or Apple. I'm not sure why Mark didn't invite me to his dorm room that day. I'm sure he had his reasons. One may have been that he didn't know me.

Today I share that opportunity with you... even though I don't have a dorm room.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Yes. I know it's a made up Hallmark holiday. That's OK. You can still take advantage of this made up holiday with some great savings!

I'm in the mood to give away some money!
Who doesn't like free money? Now, before you puff up your chest and say "nothing in life is free, there's gotta be a catch", I'm going to tell you this...

You're right! You have to work for this one.

Here's the great part though. It's easy.

Simply refer a friend for a portrait session or a wedding/mitzvah and you'll earn $75 cash for the portrait and $100 for the wedding.
You can take advantage of this offer yourself as well. Book a portrait session before February 28th and we will waive the session fee! (Valued up to $350).

Call today to learn more or to just chat. We miss your voice :)

Watch the video we made a couple of years ago. If you know someone in the video, comment below!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Is Google a Scam?

Google is a Scam!
Hey, it has to be true. I read it on the internet.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people believe everything they read on the internet.
I jokingly tell people that I get all of my news from Facebook.
Come on people! Just like Facebook, everyone and anyone can post their opinions on the internet. That's all they are - Opinions.

So why do people post negative opinions on the internet? There are numerous reasons. The internet is an open forum for many people to vent frustrations with companies or products they are not happy with. If your widget didn't perform in the manner you thought it should, the internet is a great place to let the entire world know how you feel about.

Do your Research

I'm not advocating blindly joining a company or opportunity. Research it. Look to consumer advocate sites, the FTC, BBB, etc. If the only negative "press" you're reading comes from a blog and not an official website, that should raise some red flags in your mind about the validity of the claims.

Is FlexKom a Scam?

As many of you know, I've found an amazing company positioned to help business succeed. With the incredible upside potential in the USA as well as the rest of the world comes a lot of negativity from the nay-sayers.
Do me a favor. Don't take my word for it. Do your own due diligence on mobile commerce and learn how this company is changing the way the world does business starting with  local small business people, just like you and I.

Visit my friend Russ Longcores website to see the research he put into this amazing company which will help small business in your town profit like never before.

Feel free to contact me with comments or questions. 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The M-Commerce Boom. What is it?

M-Commerce or mobile commerce is the shift away from E-Commerce (desktops, laptops, etc.) and the movement toward all commerce being done on a smart phone or mobile device.
According to Sozo Design Ltd, over the next 5 years sales on mobile devices are going to increase by over 400%. In the US alone, mobile sales are forecast to reach $31 billion. So soon, predictions are that some50% of all mobile browsing will be done on a mobile device, which is a massive game changer for e-commerce.
What does that mean to the 25 million small businesses that make up Main Street America? If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a strategy.

M-Commerce for Small Business.

So what do the Mom and Pop shops that are the backbone of our economy do to compete and to get their brand in front of their target market and claim their piece of the M-Commerce pie? They could have a Mobile app designed for their business, but that could cost  $50,000 or more. Who wants to invest that much?

M-Commerce for less

Given the above numbers, learning how to capitalize on this movement so early in the game translates to a huge business opportunity for those who recognize it.
Allow me to send you a video that explains the concept and how you can position yourself in front of this new wave of M-Commerce that is wildly successful in Europe and just being launched in America.
Leave a comment below or fill out this form. Let us know the best time to contact you.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Photoshop Actions Explained by yours truly

Photoshop Actions

Many photographers are buying Photoshop Actions from every Tom Dick and Harry on the speaking circuit, or now a days it’s more like every Jen, Suzie and Molly who have recorded Photoshop Actions to make an average picture into something that could have been awesome if only it were captured correctly in the first place.

I use Photoshop Actions every day in my workflow.

I have recorded steps that I repeatedly perform that save me time and in the long run, money.
If you could cut out 10-20 mouse clicks every minute by running a Photoshop Action, how many clicks would that add up to at the end of an hour or 2… or 8?
I think we all agree that time is money and time wasted in Photoshop is time we could be spending with our clients or more importantly, Our family or as some friends would say, on our boats.

I’ve illustrated how I record my Photoshop Actionsby demonstrating my skin softening action.

Watch the Photoshop Actions video on YouTube
Take a look and let me know your feelings.
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Vision Board

We all tend to move in the direction of our most dominant thought.
What does that mean, exactly?
We were created with a free will to think and do that which we please. We can focus our attention on the negative things in the news and in our social media feeds, or we can choose to ignore that and focus our attention on things that are positive and uplifting. Things that will help us grow intellectually and spiritually.
I have created a vision board to help me focus on the things that I really want to achieve in my life. What is a Vision board, you ask?

A vision board is a collage of images that represent the goals you have set for yourself  and the things you want to accomplish in your life.

Vision Board
It may be places you want to want to visit or charities you would love to support once you are financially able. It should be all the things you envision yourself as doing and having in this lifetime. Your vision board is a fluid project. Change it often. When you attain a goal, take it down and replace it with something new. Keep it constantly moving.
When you begin your vision board process, let yourself go. Dream BIG. Don’t let limiting thoughts stop you from creating the life that you deserve. Create a super fantastical picture of a life for yourself like you once did as a child. Release that inner child like creativity and let your self dream.
You have the power to bring your dreams to life again. It can bring you freedom you only dreamed  of as that child so long ago.  I love the path I have chosen. It has helped me with personal development, something I think we can all use.
Get outside your box. Dream

And while dreaming create a visual dream or vision board – also known as a dream board that is always in front of you  to remind you what is possible instead of what is not.

I’d love to connect with you and learn how I can help you attain the images and desires you have on your vision board.
“Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil”   ~James Allen

FlexKom – Innovation means opportunity

FlexKom, one of the fastest  growing and most innovative companies in Europe is launching in the USA.

FlexKom is utilizing it’s global expansion to leverage existing commerce, small business, customers and driven entrepreneurs who recognize this incredible opportunity.FlexKom
Flexkom  enables small to medium-sized businesses to attract & retain customers, while adding an additional stream of income, through a loyalty program that links businesses together creating a much larger merchant network.

FlexKom- Pioneering Mobile Commerce

FlexKom is the pioneer in M-Commerce (purchases made using a mobile smart phone) as it is the only company in the world, to date, that has the technology to currently do so.
Global Team Members are able to give away mobile apps and loyalty cards to friends and family for them to make purchases at FlexKom enabled shops.
When they make a purchase using their regular credit/debit card, and scan their Loyalty QR Code on the FlexKom terminal, the customer will get their discount as cash back on their mobile app and the business owner will get paid a residual commission every time the customer uses his/her app at any participating merchant in the FlexKom network.
If you signed up the shop and they are your FlexKom partner, you will earn a matching commission on the shopping habits of all of their customers worldwide – for life.
The Flexkom M.N.D.F system enables a small business to:
• Reduce your advertising costs
• Find new customers via our mobile app
• Advertise special events at short notice via geo targeting
• When any one of your customers purchases an item in other outlets locally, nationally, internationally and online YOU will receive a residual income.
The more apps you give out and the more shops you sign up, the more passive income you will earn. ALL of the merchants customers will be linked to you, so you will get paid every-time they make a purchase anywhere in the world that FlexKom is accepted.
Do you have what it takes to bring this system to America? Click here for more info on our FlexKom website.
contact deutsch.davidm@gmail for immediate information and a special introductory video.

Passive Income VS Linear Income

The late great Jim Rohn used to say ”I am working full-time on my job and part-time on my fortune because I found a way to make profits.” And we all know that profits are better than wages.

Let’s take a look at passive income and linear income.
Linear income is something that most of us have been taught and ascribe to, even if we are self employed. You know. Go to school get a job, work 40 hours (or more) a week and retire on 40% of what you couldn't live on while you were working!

I’ve been self employed most of my life. I create beautiful photographic images for my clients and then stay up half the night working in front of my computer to cull through them, categorize them, retouch them and prepare them for printing from my pro-lab. ~How many hours am I trading for the dollars I am generating? A lot! Unfortunately, the more hours I trade… the less value each hour holds.  In other words, I’m making less money per hour.

Once that time is gone, it’s gone for good. Even though I run my own business, I am still a slave to the linear income system.

Passive Income is described as performing a task one time and getting paid for it over and over again.

Sounds good, huh?
So how can I leverage my time and create passive income?
There are a lot of options out there to create a residual passive income stream. You could write a book or star in movie and collect royalties. You could sell insurance (that’s going to require getting licensed and a whole lot of extra time) or buy a franchise.
The best way I have found to a passive income stream is to do it part time from home. It only takes 5-10 hours a week to develop residual income that can eventually replace your full time linear income.
If you are struggling in the area of passive income and would like some direction, feel free to contact me.
Passive Income - Profits are better than wages on YouTube.