Charles Brown

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PS:151 – Back to School (Sort of!)

So I’ve gone back to school by taking an online course in basically marketing, SEO, community building, and possibly the gateway to a revenue stream that a few folks have told me I’d be good at which is: Teaching.

Apparently the world is all about digital learning, I mean I’m taking it! So if I’m cool enough why not everyone else?

If some of the numbers out there are real, then who knows, an extra $1000 or so may be in my monthly budget in the next 6 months.

The one thing I love about this teacher is she is very much a “Be Patient” pusher. See I’ve always known the web to be a slow rolling thing. Sure you hear about companies that are “overnight” success, but really are they? Even some names that come to mind they are in year 2 and unprofitable but very popular.

I want to grow a brand, TFH is a big thought to that same end, but even then it stretches out to too FlockHosting’s blog which is my only other blog – I’d love to make it into an option for some e-learning at a fair cost, really market my knowledge.

Like my last post, change is needed. If folks aren’t just lying to me and I’m kind of smart, then would folks pay a little something to learn what I know if it’s so valuable? I mean less and less are wanting to pay for it in the form of a paycheck, but hey maybe if I teach folks, I can get a little something back. Time will tell!

I want to build a website…

So I work in the world of websites, and I buzz around and see some great content out there and think to myself it’d be great not to really compete but more add to the world of content out there in the tech realm.

Some great content like MKBHD (YouTube/Twitter) which does amazing tech reviews, this kid is awesome! Giving a fair review of hardware, giving even big companies his wish list on what he’s not really a fan of, he put together a video about building a dream phone!

Now in comparison I hit a video which I’ll leave un-named/un-linked which in their review of the Nexus 6 the reviewer off-camera begin to rant and swear a bit about the camera and a few other features. Now granted everyone can have their opinion, but there are so many more words in the english language which could have to really deliver his frustrations for the lacking of the phone.

Lastly I’m a big DIY guy, this sometimes frustrates Daisy to no end sometimes I think, because where she sees a time to “Call the repairman” I see the “well let’s take this apart” or “I can buy the supplies we need to do this ourselves!” I’m no different when it comes to tech, to the point that I’ve had massive Emails & Facebook Chats with folks about doing some self repairs. Sure sometimes they end up saying “Too much!” and come drop off a desktop/laptop – but I’m a solutions guy, if I can teach I’ll teach – same way I am with my customers.

So what would be a good fit? I’ve looked at doing a Q&A website, just let folks tweet/email/im whatever their questions, and then pick a handful to answer and give my spin? Sure I could do advertising and maybe like the ol HappyPalm days with Roger, Jon and Jason we could pick up some freebies here and there, but I’d love to make my side job less odds and ends and more knee-deep in reviews and helping folks vs. helping a single company with computer repair.

Got an idea? Help me brainstorm this a bit! Maybe it’s time to bring HappyPalm back? Jon? Jason? Roger? Feel like getting geeky?