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What I have learned so far

I don’t want to cheer you up

What reading all these books is teaching me.

Reading book after book on financial concepts and ideas kind of takes its toll on my time as well as my mind. Because with each book I learn something new and I try to apply its steps and or knowledge to my day to day life. The issue I am having however is to look at each book objectively as I write these chapters. Because each book brings with it the authors point of view and feelings regarding the topic I can’t help but be influenced by their words. Once I agree with them and the next book states something totally different I am extremely quick to dismiss it because I heard something else first. A prime example of that is Rich Dad Poor Dad stating that Real Estate is the way to go where as I will Teach You How To be Rich says that real estate isn’t a smart investment. Of course I am making up my mind about how I wish to follow the advice in each book but its hard to not let my opinion be colored by the books I have read.

However I am extremely grateful at all the knowledge that is being put in front of me by these books and the knowledge I am allowed to absorb. I have written a chapter for each book but I want to take this time to do a quick summary for myself on what the key points are of Money so far.

If I am going to invest I need to do it myself.

There is no way around this, because every book I have read so far clearly states that money managers, hedge fund managers, wealth managers and most stock brokers don’t know what the heck they are talking about. I should never trust them with my money because for all their fancy talk and so called expertise it is simply impossible to predict the market. And even if you find one who was really spot on with their investments last year it is extremely unlikely that they will be spot on this year as well. They are doing nothing more than beautiful guess work and charging me a hefty fee to do so. Those fees they charge can easily take up to 50% of my earnings without me even noticing it. I should never let myself be suckered in by promises of paying only 1% of the assets they will manage for me. And the most important point I need to keep in mind is that most Hedge Fund Managers don’t owe me a fiduciary duty. Which means that they do NOT have to have my best interests at heart. Their goal will thus without a doubt be to make money themselves first and use my money if they can to do so. If I wish to invest my money I will need to create my own portfolio and manage it and I will either do better than or equal to but it is very unlikely I will do worse. Stocks are similar to flipping coins in their predictability because it is just impossible to know what they will do.

When I invest, I need to invest for the long haul not the short term

The rule of investing in this day and age is very simple. You buy a stock and then you hold it. I learned that there is a difference between Traders and Investors. Traders make their money on the fluctuations of the market. So they buy a bunch of stocks and hope that they will go up or down. Some people get lucky, but most don’t and those that do get lucky don’t stay lucky for long. So the smart move is to create a portfolio of stocks that is well balanced and thus lowers your risk. The best way to create a solid diversified portfolio is to buy Index Stocks. Index Stocks are a collection of stocks that represent the market. So in other words, what I am buying is the market itself. And from what I have learned is that the market for the last 70 years the market has been growing a steady 8% every year. Which means that every year a person could have made 8% from their investments every year. Which brings me to the next point.

Compound Interest is the way to become rich.

Compound interest is a mathematical calculation about which Einstein had the following to say “Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” Think about it, every year your money increases by 8%. In 10 years you could have doubled your money. Now if you keep adding to your initial amount you will not only double the original amount but whatever you add on to it as well. This is what it means to invest for the long haul because compound interest is amazing but it takes time to actually prove itself.

Set up pension plans that allow me to invest the money.

Knowing that compound interest is the greatest thing ever invented is one thing, but I need to make use of it to know how amazing it is. Knowledge is power, but information without action is poverty. So I have started the process of setting up accounts that will allow me to make use of compound interest. I am not an American nor do I live in America so I am not able to set up a 401K or a Roth IRA. But I was able to find similar plans and am currently in the process of setting them up. I will set up two accounts. On one account I will use the system suggested by Ramit in I will teach you how to become rich and use a Target Date Fund. On the other accounts I will use the Swensen Model. Which is the following:

With this model I will be using the same diverse portfolio as a guy who has become famous for his investment prowess. The Target Date Fund account and my Swensen based account will both run for a successive 5 years after which I will compare the two and see which one is more effective to let run for the full 20 years. I will keep putting 100 USD on each account every month for the next 5 years.

Taxes are the bad guy, whether you want to admit it or not.

Taxes per se aren’t a bad thing, but I loved the way that Rich Dad Poor Dad put it. It is the governments duty to get as much of my money as possible so it is my duty to protect my money. This might sound selfish but when you look at how taxes can damage your potential income its clear as to why the rich find ways to avoid taxes. Even with the beauty and strength of compound interest, once you factor in taxes, it loses all its power. That is why I need to make sure that my investment accounts are Tax free so that I can at least earn the most I possibly can. I will need to do more research on this because I still feel like there is more to learn about this topic.

Pay Myself First

Now here is the concept that every book so far keeps telling me. And they are repeating a lot of the same information and using the same historical situations as frames of reference. But this concept right here is without a doubt something that is so simple yet eluded me for so long that it irks me. Paying myself first means that I will give myself a certain amount of the money I make to NOT spend. Now this concept sounds very weird to people because most of us always believe that the money we make is ours. Its your hard earned paycheck after slaving away for all those hours, so it is yours. But when I thought about it for a second, I noticed that I made a lot of money these past few years but I have nothing to show for it. Which means that I was simply spending my money without any kind of plans for the future. And that is what a lot of people are doing. These books really imprinted this message on my brain. Really made sure it’s a concept that is embedded in my soul. I will without a doubt from here on out every month set aside money for myself that I am not allowed to spend. I will be using the 7/2/1 rule from the book Richest Man in Babylon. Which means I will use 70% of my paycheck to live, and 30% to give to myself. I cleared all my debt awhile ago so I am able to combine the 2/1 together. I will keep saving that money until it reaches a certain amount that I am able to invest.

Real Estate is the way to go.

The more I read about investing, the more I realize that the only way to go about it is to invest in something that is slow and constant. And to me Real Estate is just that. I am not interested in flipping houses or selling the property I buy. I want to start accumulating assets. And I will follow the principle of “An Asset puts money in my pocket and a Liability takes money out my pocket.” The reason why I am so focused on real estate is because my focus is without a doubt a steady cash flow. Investing in Index funds is a slow process that will pay off in the long run. Which means that I will have to keep working until the long run finally concludes. While with Real Estate I can escape the Rat Race the moment my Income exceeds my Expenditures. That is what I want, I want my assets to give me freedom as soon as possible while my Index Funds ensure my retirement. I know full well that I’m doing double, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. By making my Real Estate my main assets and my Investments my safety net I should be good.

Money is nothing but a problem to be solved.

All the books I have read have a similar feel to them with regards on how I should view or treat money. But only Rich Dad Poor Dad put it in a way that really resonated with me. Money is nothing more than a problem that needs to be solved. Which means that I should never tell myself “I can’t afford this” but instead I should ask myself “How can I afford this?” It is a very subtle way of making myself think of how I can improve my situation instead of just resigning to it. By asking myself how I can do something, I am forcing my brain to think and come up with solutions. If I simple gave up before I even started, absolutely nothing would have changed and I indeed wouldn’t have been able to afford it. This way of thinking will not only increase my financial IQ which is the most important thing of all but it will also help me to understand how I can make more money. Now I understand that this isn’t for everyone because I will be directly challenging my money. And for most people money is a big source of anxiety and thus they just wish to ignore it and or hide it away. The best solution I have read so far for these kind of people is the Automate Your Finances system introduced to me by I Will Teach You How To Become Rich. By automating your finances you are effectively creating a system where you don’t have to look at your finances anymore. Which is great, because then you save and pay for everything without looking at your money. But I would rather face my money and improve my financial IQ. Because with a high financial IQ I will be able to increase my earnings to make sure I can reach my investment goals and saving goals much faster. Plus knowing how to make money feels to me just as important as how to save money. But that’s just me.

Believe in myself

This may be the last point but it might just be the most important one. There are a lot of ways to make money and a lot of ways to lose money. The key in becoming rich isn’t in the making money, its in the keeping of your money. So if my goal were to make a lot of money by creating a business or something to that effect I will need to make sure that I keep as much as possible. But I want to talk about starting something for myself. I unfortunately don’t have any amazing business plans or concepts laying around in the back of my mind at this time so I can’t really focus on that. But if I were to do that, I would need to make sure that I believe in myself and whatever it is I am doing to the fullest. There will be no retreat and damn sure no surrender. The only way would be forward and excuses aren’t something I would allow. Even without a great plan or possible business system for me to set up, I will of course still believe in the goals I have set out. I will start my Real Estate assets portfolio and I will use compound interest to my benefit. That is what I have learned so far. I will be doing another one of these chapters as I go along this journey of consuming books. But I just wanted to do this one, to make sure that I didn’t forget anything important that I couldn’t fit into the actual chapters.

Honest to a default

Honest to a default

Honest to a default

Now before you start, I know that its honest to a fault, but I have this things where its kind of a default. And dont get me wrong, because in no way shape of form will I say that being honest is wrong. Because regardless of whats to come, being honest is the best way to go. Honest to a default is something different from that. Honest to a default is where you are honest, but forget to be tactful. And that people is when you are Honest to a default. Because with some many different ways to say something, with some many different ways to express yourself, its safe to say that there is a better way of doing things, when it comes to being brutally honest.

And my issue is that I am Honest to a default, and I forget that I have this thing called a way with words. And that I can be rather charming if I want to be. Regardless of who I am talking to, because that comes with training of having written over a 1000 pieces. But the Honest to a default part came to life due to life. The world hasn’t been the best place or the nicest place, heck it hasnt even been a normal place. So I had to practice my directness, because people tend to misconstrue niceness. And the issue I have with being honest is that I would rather tell you straight up, whats what instead of having to tie a big bow around it. And sugar coat it, because I have found that when that happens, you leave or create a HUGE gap where interpretation can come into play.

And the thing with interpretation is that it creates this thing called hope or perception. And those two create anger, distrust and discomfort when proven wrong. That is why I would like to dismiss the possibility of having different views on something due to slick words that are rather brittle. I would like steel bricks, that cant be shaken as easy. Because honesty deserves to be out in the open where it can be strong and function as a base.

Things I dont understand

Things I dont understand

Things I dont understand

Now there are a few ways I can approach this Things I dont understand concept.I could talk about how humanity is all weird and a real contradiction. And that most people prefer to be sheep, and only complain when things become uncomfortable. So till that point they will just follow along with what ever is presented to them. But I dont want to do that, because that would just bring us into a bad road.

I could talk about how racism is real as heck, but the problem is that the people who are in power refuse to change it. And the people in power have been training their followers for so long, that they dont see anything wrong with it or themselves anymore. But I dont want to do that because eventhough it fits in the Things I dont understand section, it could just make everything weird.

I could talk about the fact that human kind is nothing more than a parasite who has placed itself above the rest of the world, because it had enough fear in its soul to create weapons. And then took it upon itself to regulate nature … those are some Things I dont understand. But I dont want to talk about that either, because thats just a long discussion waiting to happen.

Now I should talk about Things I dont understand such as how sex, and being a slut have somewhat become the standard. Or that looking appealing is the only thing that matters to people. But if I do that, then I will look like one of those complaining old guys, and that is something I dont want.

Or I could try to look at the other Things I dont understand such as music becoming nothing more than a mere moment instead of an experience. But then again, I feel like I have said that before. But the Things I dont understand are just too many to mention in a simple blog. The Things I dont understand, are kind of deep, and I have the feeling you want to be spared deep emotions. So, instead I will just, give this blog a rest, and NOT talk about any of the Things I dont understand.

But if you do want to see what I DO understand, you can GO HERE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

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Accepting your own mistakes

Accepting your own mistakes

Now, I tend to make a lot of mistakes. And the reason I tend to make a lot of mistakes is because I tend to try a lot of thing. Most people dont really make any mistakes, but that is directly related to the fact that they dont really try anything. And thats why its SUPER easy to not make any mistakes. Now I have learned a few things from all of my mistakes, and I cant really offer them as lessons, because youre not like me, so I dont think you can deal with them the same as me. But I do have to say that these are pretty general, so maybe you can … give it a shot.

So ok, the first thing I have learned from making mistakes is that you can LEARN from your mistakes. And when I say learn, I mean not just do them again, but also what lead UP to you making the mistaking. Because mistakes dont just happen, they have events leading up to them. So learn from them as well. If you can learn from your mistakes and HOW you made them, you will learn how to create a true solid process in doing what you do.

The next thing I have learned is that your mistakes carry consequences. Most people underestimate this one. But every action brings forth a reaction, and since your mistakes are essentially actions as well, its safe to assume stuff will happen after that. Now if that is the case, make sure you learn from the consequences as well. Keep watch of what happens when you make a mistake, because if you do it again, and you know how to work the consequences of your mistakes into the flow of your success, you will make something great. Now I dont want to spend 4 pages on how much you can do with your mistakes, but I just want you guys to know that mistakes arent a problem. Failing is only failing if you dont try again, falling is only bad if you dont get up.

No one ever made it to the top in one single go. No one ever claimed success without falling on their face. Only fools want NOTHING but success and fear failing. So I hope that the one thing you took away from this is that you should KEEP trying. Because trying is the key to doing, and fearing failing will only keep you in the same spot FOREVER.

Keep in mind that if you agree with this. make sure you follow me on TWITTER to get the full blast of someone trying.

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The Value of Helping Someone

The Value of Helping Someone

This time around I want to have a quick talk about the value of helping someone. Now people are usually quick to help you, but and this is a BIG but, you have to keep in mind that people will only help you ONCE! This is because after they have helped you, they figure that you should have taken everything you needed from that one piece of help they have given you. And dont feel like helping you again will have any added benefit. Now of course we have to keep in mind that I could be wrong, but think about it for a second. Because Im not talking about your family, who are somewhat obligated to help you, to a certain degree. Or you mom and dad who kind of NEED to help you. Im talking about a relatively unknown person who decided to help you doing something. They will often enjoy the thrill of doing something new. But the thrill of doing something new fades away with the quickness, and then it leaves motivation and the TRUE act of helping someone. A lot of people dont want to push past that.

And if you feel I am wrong, ask yourself how much did you REALLY even help a stranger. Did it ever break your comfort zone? Did it ever exceed the original point effort you initially wanted to put in? If yes, then you are awesome and I cant say one word to you, because this one doesnt apply to you. You will be on the receiving end of the point I am mentioning right now. Because when you are working on your dream, or working on something you love, you will often find yourself depending on the help of others. And from my personal experiences, people will help you for the thrill of helping a stranger, and so they can caress their own ego’s as they do so. Because feeling good about helping people is a good high … REGARDLESS of what I say here, its a good high, and you should help strangers. But I am talking about doing more than the simple one time. Because I dont know how your problems work, but usually one tap on it, doesnt solve it immediately.

Now I cant get out of this blog, without mentioning some solid solutions, as to make sure people will keep helping you.

Here is solution number 1: PAY THEM!!!

All other options are situation based, because if your dreams align, they will also help you and you dont have to pay them. If you offer them some awesome rewards at the end of helping you, they will also be willing. But just depending on the goodness of people … is a battle you will often lose. I would love to see a different opinion on this one. And dont forget to follow me on Twitter. And tell me what you feel about The Value of Helping Someone because to me The Value of Helping Someone isnt as high as it could be in this world. And dont underestimate The Value of Helping Someone.

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When is it time to stop dreaming?

When is it time to stop dreaming?

When is it time to stop dreaming? … the answer is NEVER!!! Because the moment I stop dreaming will be the moment that life has won. And the systems that have been set up, will have absorbed my soul. And I will be another mere puppet walking among the other puppets. And we will dance in the shade, because the sun is where we work for someone else. That is what awaits those who stop dreaming, because when dreaming becomes something you no longer do, you accept your defeat. And with accepting your defeat, you admit that you will never make it to where you want to be. Because where you WANT to be, was something that was outside of your reach. And in MY opinion, and remember this is MY opinion, it was out of your reach, because you didnt stretch enough. The fact that not everyone is able to make it, is more than true. But the fact that people give up as SOON as it doesnt go the way they want it to go, is a fact a LOT of people tend to ignore.

Now, I am sacrificing more than I will want to share with people, but I dont care, because I am chasing my dreams. And honestly I would love to just give up, and just get a job so I can pay the bills and live from day to day, from paycheck to paycheck, and just STOP having a goal in life. Other than breathing … because that is what giving up your dream means to me. But sometimes I would like to just do it, because with chasing your dreams, reality tends to test the SNOT out of you. And people … trust me … reality is testing me. And some people would like to say, you should just give up and settle down. Which is another term for “get a job, and only enjoy life on your vacations”. People I would rather die, than stop having a dream. I might be selfish … no Ill take that back, I am selfish, and that is why I cant give up on myself. Ill keep trying till the wheels fall off, and when they do Ill start walking. And when my shoes fall apart, Ill keep walking till my feet bleed. And once I cant walk anymore, Ill just keep crawling, and once my arms die down, Ill do the damn worm!!!! And if my chin is destroyed Ill wiggle my damn shoulders. The point I am trying to make, is that I cant give up. I actually prefer the problems, I prefer the struggle, because it keeps me on my toes.

Do you agree or disagree???

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for you

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for ambitions people

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for pure artists

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone who believes in miracles

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone who believes in hope

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone who believes in people

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone who believes in the goodness of people

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone who believes he can make something out of his life

When is it time to stop dreaming? … for someone waiting for you to BUY THIS

positivity vs negativity

positivity vs negativity

positivity vs negativity

Ok so today I want to talk to you guys about positivity vs negativity. The reason why is because most of what I do is online. Meaning that my work and end results are all open for comments and feedback. And if you know anything about the internet you will know that people tend to be negative for no other reason than to be negative. And that is where positivity vs negativity comes into play. I often have to tell myself that I need to stay positive. But then you start working again on what you love and you are met with negativity. And since I am still human, this battle between positivity vs negativity is something I often lose, due to the fact that negativity lingers longer. Its sad, but all the negativity does get to me and it does kind of makes me want to give up at certain points. And that is when the war of positivity vs negativity is broken down into small battles. And those small battles are one I am constantly having. Or well at least it feels like I am constantly having them. And these small battles, even though not super epic in size, do take their toll on me.

Because the positivity is mostly coming from me and me alone. And that single source of positivity has to go up against an army of negativity that has several sources. So positivity vs negativity is honestly an unfair battle. Because its set up for you to lose, and give up and just hide in a bubble where you can just keep reinforcing yourself with your own positive vibes. But the issue is, that for me, I have a dream. And those dreams doesnt necessarily depend on positivity, but my motivation and drive are most definitely effected by the lack of positive vibes. And that is where the issue arrives. Positivity vs negativity is a battle I am constantly finding myself. And the talking to myself, does get kind of tiring. And the taking a break, and doing something else like watching a movie or reading a book. Gets tiring as well … so if you guys have any suggestions, or ideas, I am more than open. And more than willing to hear them. Because Im getting a little tired of it all.

And NO, Im not depressed about it. Its just that I am tired of all these negative comments and negative feedback. And all these people who just want to say what they want to say, and NOT get any kind of response on their words. Maybe I am just doing too much, and I should slow it down a bit. But if I slow it down … I dont think I will ever WANT to speed it back up.

Let me know what you think. And if you do want to just give me some positive vibes, and cant find the words. You can just BUY my book and tell me you did that. That would help as well.

Obsessed With Results

Obsessed With Results

Obsessed With Results

Ok so I have noticed something about myself lately, and that is that i am Obsessed With Results. Now when you read it, it doesnt sound like much of a problem, but it can easily turn into one. Because due to the fact that I am Obsessed With Results, I am constantly focused on getting better results. I am constantly thinking of ways to improve the results I have gotten so far. And I am constantly thinking of ways on how to turn those results into other kinds or results. And that is where the obsession comes into play.

Because now, I am unable to just unwind and use my mind on a strictly creative way. Because my creativity now has to be used to bring forth better results. And t hat is why I am telling you guys that I am Obsessed With Results. Because I know that I can be somewhat creative. But so can everyone else. There is no real value anymore in being creative. So what makes you stand out now, is being able to use that creativity to achieve certain results. And that is what I am trying to do. I dont want to become one of those creative people, who can create some SUPER creative stuff. And just do EXACTLY what they want, when it comes to their art, and their creative process. But still have to work a fulltime job to pay the bills.

I want to be Obsessed With Results, to the point that I can be creative, and at the same time do it FULLTIME so I dont have rely on outside results to maintain the position that I am in. And that is where I see a lot of creative people lose themselves. In the beauty of being “truly artistic” they forget that most of the times that will not bring forth any real results. So I am Obsessed With Results, because I want to be creative while bringing forth results that pay the bills and keep me in a state of being creative. Its at that point that I will be able to relax, and TRULY do what I want. But till that time, I am forced to be Obsessed With Results, as they are the only thing I have right now, to ensure that I dont lose the path of chasing my dreams.

Now there is one more issue, I have with being Obsessed With Results. And that is that I am applying this same level of paranoia to people who arent in the same field as me. For example, I know a few people who want to START chasing their dreams. But they have this vague notion that they can just DO what they want, and it will pick up by itself if its truly meant to be. To me that just seems like utter nonsense, because then you dont concern yourself with ANYTHING other than, with what YOU want to do, and the ever lacking concept of LUCK. And its those people who are NOT Obsessed With Results. They are just obsessed with doing what they want, the way they want, and just assume everything will work out by itself. I often find myself screaming at these people, that they need to be a bit more Obsessed With Results, because then they will see that their methods, dont bring forth any real results, and this isnt going to survive for long. And the sad thing is, they almost ALWAYS dont agree, and then do end up losing their dream. And being stuck in the position they were in before. And that to me is the saddest thing.

I just wanted to vent a little bit, and say that I am lost in results and the search for better ones. But know this as well. Once I do get the results I want … the world will know it as well. And I will make sure to help some people get theirs up as well.

As always, thanks for reading and dont forget to support a writer by buying his BOOK.

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Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results

Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results

So yeah, we are once again at the end of the week, and so we are back with the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results. So make sure you have a drink with you, and maybe some cookies, and heck get yourself a little bit of sunshine while you read the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results. It was a pretty fun week, with a bunch of weird and unpleasant stuff, but also some goodie goodness. I will save you from everything, but I will tell you that this Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results, arent as epic as they could have been. So without any further ado lets get into the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results.

Twitter

Twitter Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results

Followers: 2175 from 2036 last week

Yeah, the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results for Twitter arent as epic as I would like them to be. But then again, for them to reach the epicness that I want, the numbers would have to be really big. And since luck is still sitting on his lazy ass without even trying to find me, these numbers wont be as great as I want. But the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results are still pretty ok with regards to Twitter followers, so I cant be all THAT mad. That follow for follow trick is really helpful if you want followers.

Instagram

gain more Instagram followers

Followers: 701 from 711 last week

I actually went down a few people this week, and dont ask me why, but it did happen and I cant get too mad right now. The Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results kind of put me down a bit, but hey I am to blame  because my cheating on Instagram was kind of put on hold. Due to the fear put into me with the Instapurge and all. So I kind of want to play it on the safe side of things, and thus I am losing a few people. But hey I should at least be happy I, still on 700+ on the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results.

VinoVenitas.com

vino

This weeks hits: 109 from 120 last week

Yeah, this might not seem as epic to some, but Im still happy with these numbers. I might also stop doing these results, to make space for some random blogging. The issue I have with that is that I might not be able to come up with a blog topic every darn week. But hey, the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results are here, and Im pretty sure I will do a few more, before I figure out a great topic based blogging system that fits VinoVenitas.

Youtube

Youtube hits

Subscriptions: 208

Ok so the hits for this week will be declared null and void, because of the fact that I had to do some Spoken Notes related videos. So that is why the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results with regards to Youtube arent as great as they should be. But hey, just having this done makes me smile, because Spoken Notes is truly important to me. So making sure my baby keeps kicking is something I will have to spend some time on.

Facebook

Facebook likes

Fan Page Likes: 142

Yeah, its stuff like this, that makes me want to stop doing this results based blog, so I can focus on some positivity without having to look at the lack of growth. Im pretty sure if I focused on just improving what I do, I can come back to this with some better numbers. But for now the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results are still pretty coo, and should be looked down upon.

Overall Experience

Ok this week was full of weird stuff, but none of it was actually VinoVenitas related. I decided to pick up another manga for SpinyBack, and it brought forth a LOT of dumb emails and hate. And I am open to criticism but blind hate just never really went down well with me, as it kind of makes me less productive due to its stupidity. But I have to make sure I stay focused on being positive and looking at the bright side of things. So that is why VinoVenitas wasnt as great as it might have been, due to some external work stuff I do. But yeah, that concludes the Week 29 Social Media Experiment Results. Have a great day folks.

AND DONT FORGET TO BUY MY BOOK

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Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results

Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results

Ok people, we are once again back with the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results. Now you have to forgive me for missing a week of doing this, but hey, I was busy doing some stuff and this kind of got lost in translation. But I was able to do the rest of the stuff I had to do, and I even replaced this blog with something else. So eventhough we missed number 27, I am sure that you will feel more than welcome at the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results. And in case you missed it, which is hard to do by now, Im still alive and the experiment is still going strong. So lets get it poppin with the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results.

Twitter

Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results

Followers: 2036 from 1875 2 weeks ago

Yeah, I went up a a 150+ peeps this week around. And I could have done more, but it seems that Twitter has this restriction with regards to the balance between followers and following. Which makes sense, but doesnt make sense at the same time. But hey, at least I am still going up, and not down. And its the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results, so I should be happy I got this far, and that I noticed the trick to get more followers as I did … or else I would have been stuck at 100 for a LONG time.

Instagram

Gain Instagram Followers

Followers: 711 from 866 2 weeks ago

Now I know what you are thinking, we are at the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results, and just 2 weeks ago I was close to 900 people. Here is the kicker … I DID have 900 people following me. I got that number, and I was all happy as I thought to myself that the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results will be all happy joy joy. But then the InstaPurge happened, and these guys decided to delete all the fake accounts that Instagram has. And that is how I lose over 100 people in JUST a day … but who knew that I had fake accounts in my list … I didnt buy them, so I didnt think I had any. But go figure … it seems I am set back a few numbers … but hey its just Instagram followers, and if they were fake, I couldnt count on them too much right? So yeah, even though the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results has some bad news in it, Im still happy with the 711 people who take the time to follow me, so thanks for that.

VinoVenitas.com

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Week hits: 120 from 123 2 weeks ago

Yeah, I didnt go up the way I wanted to, but I did make sure that I at least got in a few hit before the week ended. Now I am still looking at how i can get even more, but for the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results its not half bad. But the actual numbers I want are still a long ways off. I will have to do something truly wicked and viral worthy to get the numbers I want. But then again, that is one of the main reasons I started doing this experiment. And it might sound a little weird, but so far this experiment is worth it. Not in regards to the actual numbers, but just the sheer fact that I am so focused on my brand. So yeah, here at the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results, its time to just sit back and rethink the strategy for VinoVenitas.com and get in some more hits.

FaceBook

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Fan Page Like: 142 … stuck at where we were

Yeah, I am experimenting with some stuff, such as using FB promotions to up the hits and reach I get on this page. And in return I was hoping I would get in some likes. But so far it hasnt worked just yet. But just like with everything else, you have to keep going even if the first time isnt as effective as you would hope. So here is the beauty of this, I hope yes I hope cause I cant really control this one, that one of my many many posts will be worth a like or two. Because that is how it starts. And so far, the main issue I have with regards to this FB thing, is exposure. But hey, lets just keep going, and see how well purchasing promotions can up my value.

Youtube

youtube hits

Subscriptions: 206 from 200 2 weeks ago

Week hits: 25

Yeah, I went up by 6 whole people. and it might not seem like a lot, but if I can just go up 6 people EVERY week, I will be one happy duck. But yeah, this should be pretty good, as I did go up, and that is something that I couldnt always say with these updates. Ok so, I made a video I feel like should get more hits than what it has right now. So I will try a few more tactics, and marketing strategies to ensure that this video gets in some hits. I feel like this video, should be the trail to increase my presence on Youtube. So I will spend some extra time on making this one increase in hits. So that I can smile and say that at the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results I figured it out.

Overall Experience

This was a pretty coo week, as I wrapped up the Vino Venitas series, and gave myself something coo to work with. And I now have a complete Typography for my own name. And the Week 28 Social Media Experiment Results do show some better results than I could have imagined a few months back. But yeah, the loss of my instagram following, did hurt me a bit but I didnt cry over it. I am pretty much still on track with the plans I set out. Its not going as fast as I would have hoped, but its still going, because patience is the key if you are working towards something.

So if you have followed me so far, into this experiment, I am more than sure that by now you will be willing and of course able to buy one of my books, to support me.

YOU CAN BUY MY POETRY BOOK HERE

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