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March 19, 2007

I need to find a writer

Man, oh man. I REALLY need to find an hour who can work for not a lot of money, but would like to make this project really rock! If you are interested in being a writer for this site, please send me an email.

jkraft [at] strive4impact dot com

Why do you put your address that way?
Because of spam harvesting.

How do I email you then?
If you can't figure it out from the above email, then you're not the right person for this job.


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February 16, 2007

Find a way

There's this great company that Carrie and I found out about before our Kilimanjaro climb. They market the Playaway player, which was totally amazing to have on our climb, and they have this philosophy for their company that says, if it doesn't work, just find a way to make it work. The name of the company is FindAWay.

And...


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February 7, 2007

How to Understand the Differences Between Women and Men

Have you ever wondered how a woman's brain works vs. how a man's brain works? We've got that whole battle of the sexes thing, right?

I made a video to explain it.


Differences Between Women And Men - Funny bloopers are a click away

And in case you can't see the video for some reason, it's explained here in one, easy-to-understand illustration:


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January 7, 2007

People are going!

So I got my Elance people going yesterday, and already we're up over 700 entries! Well on the way to 5,000 videos for launching this site. There is, or course, a little editing work that has to be done in the videos themselves (because the embed code is fine, but each video needs its own description and Tags, but all-in-all, I'm very pleased so far with the job that they have been doing and how much time it saves me to have contracted with a couple of people to do the work.

Carrie also built a few video entries today with some cooking videos and it's just super exciting to see the project coming together!



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January 3, 2007

Outsourcing is cool

I have used Elance before, for a variety of stuff, but never have I had a response to a project like this. 44 different groups have bid on the project that I posted earlier. 44! Including a phone call this morning from someone in India saying that she saw my project and wanted to call me to ask more about it (which I suspect may have been someone trying to commit some sort of fraud, since the phone disconnected as soon as I started asking some questions... could have just been a bad phone connection or a dropped call though). So I'm really learning the value of outsourcing projects that someone else can do quicker and cheaper. I will be selecting someone today and making a screen capture video for them of what I want done, so as to avoid any confusion.


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January 1, 2007

Two really cool things

There is always someone who is willing to do work that you would rather not do. Take the example of this site. I'm trying to get all of these videos together because to me it just seems like a HUGE win-win-win situation. But it takes a long time to create all the posts and organize the information on a one-by-one basis. So my friend Kevin Gianni recommended that in addition to the friend I have working on getting some of the videos put up on the site, that I actually use Elance and outsource the work. Sure I will have to pay someone to do it, but it should be VERY worth it. So I posted the job on Elance.

I got nine bids back in the last 6 hours, ranging from $50 - $250, from providers of solutions all over the world.


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December 28, 2006

Building the SuperStore of How-To's

I was at a Super-Target today returning a couple of Christmas presents, and getting some grocery items for Colorado's second round of major snowfall, and realized something big:

I was standing there in the store, looking at all of the signs overhead, and saw all the different sections in the store. Men's, Ladies, Juniors, Misses (I swear that I will continue to try but I don't know that I will EVER understand women's sizes), games, videos/DVD's, Toys, Seasonal, etc... and I realized that I'm building something bigger. This site that I'm building is THE superstore for how-to videos... and not just the superstore for one town or one state even, but for the entire English speaking world. *and maybe someday expanding thoroughly into other languages too.*


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December 19, 2006

Getting the master list together

I think I need to go away for a day or two and put together a master list of everything that needs to be done in the next two weeks to get this site launched by Jan. 15. I'm REALLY wanting to launch this site with about 10,000 videos. We're currently at 544, about 5% of the way there.

It's not that I can't launch with fewer videos, it's just that I don't want to!

Alex Mandossian has this great call on goals and daily method of operation that is available here. This is one of my favorite calls I have listened to recently because it incorporates much of what I've heard from many other "gurus" about managing time and getting to where you want to be.

The sad part of it is that most people will never do what he recommends in this call because they will dismiss it as stupid, or too simple to actually work, or simply won't take the time to do it on a daily basis. It does work, and will on this project as well as it has on many other projects I've done before.

It's what's got me thinking that I need to go away for a couple of days (away from distractions) and really lay out a plan for the next 6 months on this site, as well as my own daily method of operations...



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December 7, 2006

Got to be a way

Importing the videos from the other hosting package has got me thinking that there MUST be a better way (other than one video at a time) to grab lots of how to content from online, get it into a text file, and then upload it to the web site, later coming back to do descriptions and transcriptions and whatnot.

That has to be the next stage of the evolution for this project.

Create a software that will scour the Internet looking for video content on the click of a button.

Make that software versatile enough that I can re-sell it.

Make the software custom enough that it will work to put content on the site.

This will work, and it will be good!

:)

Bed time. Very tired.



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December 5, 2006

I Woke Up Early Thinking "Butterfly"

I woke up with this really odd dream that reminded me of "The Butterfly Effect" - a movie I'd completely forgotten that I had ever even seen. In the dream, I had to convince this lady that we had to get to her son's school to pick up one of his friends, because this kid's dad was on the way to the school, with a gun, to kill him, in order to get back at his mom.

I was able to convince the lady, and we got to the school just in time to rescue the kid. The dad still came in on a shooting spree, but we got the kid out.

There was more to the dream, but that formed the majority of it, and it got me thinking about things enough that I had to get up.

Why do I blog about that here? Well I went to the IMDB web site and learned (remembered) that the tag line for The Butterfly Effect was "Change one thing, change everything."


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