Archive for November, 2010

What Next After CD Printing and DVD Printing Auckland

Monday, November 29th, 2010

DAMN I’ve been sandboxed, I haven’t checked my rankings for words for ages, I’m suspicious google filter results for your use, so serps aren’t accurate, I tend to look at what search terms are coming through.

But gone funny for a few my best page on my best terms for my best earners, lucky I got back up pages but still, a couple of the nice #3’s I had are gone completely down to page 3!

Heaps of search terms for “kurb” growing now month after month, which means I’m starting to get solid and settled in with a nice brand out there.

We totally reorganised the place today. I know we could be doing better but well maybe I’m not so sure on online retail anymore.


We had a big organise of the office today and we really optimized the whole production process in a really practical real life, real time kind of way.

It just made me realise how much room there is for improvement just in the little everyday things, especially when it comes to the core of your operation. Recently I have appreciated how much I struggle with 80/20 again – how much effort to channel into getting new business off the ground rather than ensuring the business I am doing is produced as efficiently as possible?

Again it begs the question of how aggressive we should be in our core operations. the cd dvd printing duplication services, colour printing and copying etc. but is that that interesting? I wanted to find more interesting things to do that could possibly also make money so that’s where trademe and online retailing comes in.

Talent agency, fun. Writing for miniscule but cumulative advertising revenue is kind of fun. Video marketing for our business and promotions services? Not quite so fun, but has to be improved to effect the more pivotal parts of our business operations.

But should you bother building these businesses for profit if it there’s no realistic scope for it to happen? Blogging is a perfect example. I enjoy it, it has benefits, but to say it’s a serious business is laughable, in fact the sooner I accept I’m not being nearly as productive as I think I am, the better.

And by better I mean deciding what’s actually going to work and what’s a fancy idea. I remember once about 3 or so years ago I believed my business would be dudes spamming myspace and manufacturing a few cd dvd printing and burning jobs as a supplement.

But the domination of cd duplication and dvd duplication must come to an end at some point, it’s a when not an if – so to have a plan to recover when this does happen, knowing it will be more serious if it happens in 3 years than if it happens in 13. Even if it happens in 10-13 years, I Will still need something else to move onto.

Do I dare wonder after an information product again?

The point is I have very little to do to meet my target for online marketing earnings because of the strength in my cd duplication and dvd duplication business, but my conclusion in regards to all these new projects is we must really ascertain which one I feel has got legs. Because bothering with a plan that will just fall over along the way is as counterproductive as doing nothing at all and let’s face it, a lot less satisfying from my position.

Again, trademe / online retail and the talent agency have fun interesting elements. Design and video can be grown to something larger. Blogging is not necessarily the one.

How about ebooks?

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code / ad campaigns
power supply – music development
make believe dj mix

Trademe / online retail /

1: sort out account particulars
2: sort out listing details
3: add a webpage
4: develop a mailing list

video marketing:

1: sort out clips and get them into premiere
2: create titles
3: upload to youtube

International CD DVD Duplication and Replication Services

Monday, November 29th, 2010


THIS IS THE KURB PROMOTIONS BLOG – GETTING MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS SERVICES DONE IN AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, AND REACHING OUT INTERNATIONALLY!

CD DVD DUPLICATION / REPLICATION / BURNING
CD PRINTING / DVD PRINTING / LABELLING
CHEAP PRINTING AUCKLAND / COLOUR COPYING
ONLINE MARKETING
VIDEO MARKETING

Kurb offers cheap cd and dvd replication services also we can get your cd dvd reproduction project pressed overseas just like the other guys except much cheaper because we don’t have the overheads.


Well we became very distracted from our list because it’s very much a time for thinking about new plans. Which is a little bit naughty, but as I said, plan goals, set goals, reach goals, consolidate and return to planning.

Our plans have included international adventures in online marketing, but also concepts to increase our interaction with the local music scene and foster goodwill for

We also have a number of sprawling concepts for online business but it’s hard to evaluate which is most appropriate to work on because some are just to long term to warrant a consistent focus.

The whole issues that international excursions in online marketing campaigns and projects brings up is the ability for the core of our promotions services business in auckland to run efficiently if I am overseas building up personnel in design, video production, video marketing, music marketing, web design, online content, administration etc.

That seems like a big concept, striving for a point where I can step away from one business to focus on building more, with further reach.

A lot of the local long term business plans we have are quite modest because there’s not the opportunity to plan for much else, but being able to free myself up completely brings about the possibility of more dramatic progress and development.

So how can it work? orders for cd dvd duplication and colour printing come in – either by email or by phone call to home base.

All cd dvd disc art or poster printing or flyer printing art can be forwarded on to printers by me. Masters can be arranged to be dropped to shane, or he may have to pick up. Then it’s cd and dvd packaging for which he may need assistance, and delivery of packages.

All design mock ups could be done from my end, all invoicing. I could have a skype number so I could be called on skype while my old mobile number is just used back in new zealand for meetings, drop offs, pick ups etc

It’s just I would have to be awake in latvia from 11pm to 7am, I’d have to be awake in the middle of the night taking calls to sell CD duplication and DVD duplication. Would that be cool? Well not on friday and saturday night.

I think I would have to have the mobile number for new zealand available, but also a second “express” email that I would also monitor for transparency.

The issue is then with postering and pirate stuff, neither of which I could do. Except all my secondary businesses would be slowly being built up – graphic design, video production, video marketing, and my artist and pirate site.

I’d be making more from advertising, and hopefully online retailing too, if we could make $800, we’d only have to make a few hundred in online marketing to be doing good.

But if I was overseas and able to oversea graphic design, web design, video production as well as our usual online marketing stuff, I’m sure I could reach $500 turnover each week, and be keeping $300. So my work schedule wouldn’t be much different except I wouldn’t drive around and I wouldn’t be doing cd and dvd packaging.

I think new zealand based pay rates can be worked out for packaging, and basic distribution issues.

I could pay $30 per day to cover picking up supplies, masters, making deliveries and postage. On the basis of that I could easily do $1000 a week there, then I’d be doing really, well, what would I spend it on? An extra $1-200 woohoo money would go a long way.

I think the reality is we have to ressurect our online marketing businesses if we want to stand a chance. We need to be making solid money there, preferably using local labour before we go over.

If we can be spending $150 on outsourcing and making $500 with my own efforts, we know we can go over. We can use them to build the graphic design and video production and marketing and everything and build it up to a point it’s getting enough leads, send the design and video leads through to staff, get them to deal with it.

But remember once I leave, I will have that business in place.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code / ad campaigns
power supply – music development
make believe dj mix

Trademe / online retail /

1: sort out account particulars
2: sort out listing details
3: add a webpage
4: develop a mailing list

video marketing:

1: sort out clips and get them into premiere
2: create titles
3: upload to youtube

International Adventures in Online Marketing

Friday, November 26th, 2010

With clever ideas and a flexible opportunities, it’s easy to take advantage of global advantages that exist in different parts of the world in regards to doing business.

We don’t seem to be paying too much attention to our to do list now I’m getting excited about my overseas projects.


First we’d use outsourcing to hire staff in advance there, once we had 2 staff working 20-30 hours, which would cost probably $200 or more, then we could go there.

That way I get them to organise where I will stay, and everything like that, so when I arrive, I go straight to where I’ll stay for a month, with internet, and everything else.

What else do I need? Contacting music people and everything else would be next, I suppose. I think it would possibly be best to hire a dozen different people just to see how they go, just so I have a range of contacts.

Wouldn’t that be amazing though, knowing you were turning up to have a house to yourself, with internet, and a guide to take you out. I might have to try this quite a lot, but I will need to get the work happening, obviously.

I think I need to invest more into online marketing more as a kind of strictly investment strategy, not to see it as work, but playing with money. Have my latvian employees manage the situation where my filipino employees will be editing video, and do as little work as possible, just try to ensure you are profitting.

But you gotta be making at least $100 on each sales right? Not if sales and customer service is all done in latvia. Content is put together in the philippines, then sent to latvia where someone more skilled will do the final edits, with me.

So at night I will talk to shane and my manage my filipino guys with latvian guys, I could still do all new zealand sales, shane would just have to answer the phones, and take care of other business. cd dvd duplication, printing, colour copying and reproduction.

How much will other online revenue create? online sales? advertising? talent?

I might be in a situation where what I’m doing overseas only need make me $200 a week to hit my goals, because of course my living costs overseas would be greatly reduced.

So I would get up have breakfast, check with shane,

I guess I just see myself sitting down with 3 people, paying them $100 to be there most of a day, and just getting copious articles and marketing and website development coming in and then everyday we’re doing a video, and a website, and everything else, a set of articles, but then that would require me to really start bringing in sales.

What about paying $200 for 40 hours, thats enough time to complete 4 $250 units, but a lot of online stuff would have to be administered also, I believe I’d build up my online assets considerably.

I’ve got all these secondary sites, which I want to start to activate in the next few months. My primary sites are of course the cd dvd duplication, printing, and music marketing.

But their are other sites that can make us money.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code / ad campaigns
power supply – music development
make believe dj mix

Trademe / online retail /

1: sort out account particulars
2: sort out listing details
3: add a webpage
4: develop a mailing list

video marketing:

1: sort out clips and get them into premiere
2: create titles
3: upload to youtube


MORE ON OUR NZ RECORD LABEL / ONLINE MUSIC RETAIL PROJECT

The first stage is to break even and engender goodwill.

Selling CD’s through trademe is only the very first step. It may take a year to get established doing that but there is a series of upsells and loyalty offers etc that will be deployed to a growing audience.

My belief is we will find a hard core who will be interested in supporting this especially as we grow over time.

In 2 years we could have an established audience who are updated regularly with a combination of propositions.

So I don’t just have 100+ products on trademe, a 500+ subscriber list who might buy anything new, but I might be able to offer them cd / dvd printing and duplication deals, poster printing, cheap colour copying, everything else I have a market for especially when things get slow as they do in the beginning of the year.

And of course musicians are drawn in by the pyramid of services, production, retailing and promotion.

That is at the root of the concept, doing what a guy like stebbing or other NZ entrepreneurs like tangible have done, bringing it all under one roof.

In the past, it was all about specialization and going big, and that doesn’t really work in NZ, because the market is so small. Digital environments lower the barriers to entry at most creative and promotional levels

Record stores cant operate, local bands can’t sell music, local people can’t buy it and whether cd and dvd duplication services survive in the short to mid term or not, local artists want to produce, and local people want to consume, we just have to mediate that relationship for value.

Plans in Video Marketing and Online Retail

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Plan your goals, reach your goals, consolidate those goals, make new plans. That’s how it’s done, part of the reward for securing a first stage is then careful planning for execution of a second extention.

Okay well we won’t be dwelling on the relentless daily to do list too much now because we’re projecting about long term ideas for our online retail operation.


The first stage is to break even and engender goodwill. The whole thing is not meant to be significantly profitable

Selling CD’s through trademe is only the very first step. It may take a year to get established doing that but there is a series of upsells and loyalty offers etc that will be deployed to a growing audience.

My belief is we will find a hard core who will be interested in supporting this especially as we grow over time.

In 2 years we could have an established audience who are updated regularly with a combination of propositions.

So I don’t just have 100+ products on trademe, a 500+ subscriber list who might buy anything new, but I might be able to offer them cd / dvd printing and duplication deals, poster printing, cheap colour copying, everything else I have a market for especially when things get slow as they do in the beginning of the year.

And of course musicians are drawn in by the pyramid of services, production, retailing and promotion.

That is at the root of the concept, doing what a guy like stebbing or other NZ entrepreneurs like tangible have done, bringing it all under one roof.

In the past, it was all about specialization and going big, and that doesn’t really work in NZ, because the market is so small. Digital environments lower the barriers to entry at most creative and promotional levels

Record stores cant operate, local bands can’t sell music, local people can’t buy it and whether cd and dvd duplication services survive in the short to mid term or not, local artists want to produce, and local people want to consume, we just have to mediate that relationship for value.

If you’re part of a community that wants to hear local music, support local music and be involved in local music, where are you going to go, where will your affiliations lie? It may be humble beginnings starting off selling home made CD’s on trademe, but if that can branch into a thriving musical movement which is actually a self contained market of 100 artists, and a few thousand hardcore fans, then it will be profitable in some way, even if in 10 years time you’re forced to innovate around exactly what it is you can sell these fans and these musicians.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code / ad campaigns
onlne retail marketing
video marketing
power supply – music development
make believe dj mix

Trademe / online retail /

1: sort out account particulars
2: sort out listing details
3: add a webpage
4: develop a mailing list

video marketing:

1: sort out clips and get them into premiere
2: create titles
3: upload to youtube

But really what must be done, or what must be done soonest?

The online retail idea is interesting and new, but it’s not really under any time pressure but lets compare it, with our video marketing.

Video marketing is a short step to the next task, and will improve the presentation and information on our main service pages. While online retail is the slow beginnings of a long term effort. Which means it will be at least 6 months to a year before you feel the work you put in is worth the effort.

The last 2 things along this vein are advertising income and our publishing and talent agency, neither of which we can rely on to move quickly. But I can just see myself getting into talent and being slightly miffed I didn’t move on it sooner to get to the point you actually breakthrough.

Advertising income will grow incredibly slowly so I don’t think it’s worth even making a plan for.

Other than that, we only have the pirate party business which I see as something I don’t really want to push hard right now.

Cheap CD Printing DVD Printing Auckland

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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We’re all on a big productivity kick right now. We love to get productive and take the next step!

The direction of our blogging in regards to promotions, digital marketing, cd duplication, colour copying and all the services we offer through kurb promo in Auckland, NZ, and around the world, has been a to bet a dollar each way in terms of our strategy. Multi-faceted.

When we’re blogging, we’re sort of relaxing, sort of planning and sort contributing towards the search engine optimisation of our sites aswell as possibility for advertising revenue.


So lets look at today list is:
visit unitec with sample of dvd print and dvd duplication – done
send out bags and cd duplication pvc sleeves for megan – done
work on billings and invoices – spectacularly aced

A huge looming horrible monster task totally taken to. Then we moved into our client work, we were in touch with our 3 main clients and updated them all.

Clients jobs:
adwords – I contacted william, now I need Joel’s code
website updates – adrian needs full folder, merv was done.

Tomorrow’s list:
Joel’s code
Clean up and sort out generally
visit tailor
finish power supply
trademe listings

And well, we pretty much failed there. But we did do some more invoices and stuff. Which is still pretty important.

We have to make sure we get business, then make sure they pay, then use the money to make sure we keep getting business and nothing goes wrong.

But I guess it’s getting to the point where y’know, stuff like “visit tailor” isn’t exactly business essentials, but it is part of the rebranding of my whole web empire – just getting some good shots of me in my suit.

Now we’re heading towards start 2 new long term efforts, both the video marketing and and the new trademe listings. I guess the trademe retail store idea is not really about money but getting positive going.

Is it just as simple as making up all the listings? Starting with the few we have and then moving on?

Basically, at this time of year, yes, because we know we need to get somethings started that we can nurture over the next few months. I think another blog about these ideas is coming up.

Man I was writing a weird blog dealing with some interesting themes, I could barely keep track of what I was talking about but it involved some pretty intricately blended metaphors and such.

Mainly obviously it’s great we brought so many debts in over the last few days. It means that the money we have is actually real, it’s actually in the bank, literally. Which is great.

So we made our targets, we collected the fees, and now we need to be aware of where we’re building and expanding right now.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code
tailor
trademe/videos/power supply (big new project actions)
coffee dvd duplication job and dvd printing
cd printing for preschool job

I actually need to get my decks set up again too

Online Retail, Video Marketing and Publishing Plans

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Man some strange things are happening on this blog, apparently I had 600 visitors to this site yesterday, that’s more than twice the best ever day we had before, so I don’t know if it’s some russian spam syndicate or what.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code
tailor – done
trademe/videos/power supply (big new project actions)
coffee dvd duplication job and dvd printing – done
cd printing for preschool job – done

I actually need to get my decks set up again too . . . but before that even had a chance to sneak onto my list, it’s face just got done!!! I am getting super effective and getting these to do lists taken care of.


So now that we hit our targets, and we collect our debts, our thought turn back to plans – just as long as we don’t sweat the small stuff and stay on top and maintain! there are several big new ventures we’re kicking off which will involve ongoing maintenance.

Think again about the trademe thing.

The numbers are miniscule. Even to be making 100 sales per week, that’s $250 about. That’s great, but how long does it take to process 100 orders? 2 full working days? to package 100 cd’s or dvd’s and send them out? Surely you can pay someone $100 to do it in a day?

But what about 50 orders per week making $125?

Okay we need some serious numbers

CD Jewel Case Packaging:

manufacture + envelope, postage, and success fee, handling: $4

Sale price: $12

Profit: $8

Band can either have $8 kurb dollars or $4 real dollars.

Slimline is the same but must be sold for $11. Does it? We save on labour and printing. So $11 final cost, we may have to eat that missing $1

disc in a sleeve still costs $3.50 to produce and deliver. We have to make it $8.

But a DVD Is the same cost but cam be sold for $15 or maybe even $14. But a double DVD or a CD / DVD set you can sell for $25, and those will only be $5 to make.

so 1 DVD = $10 split
2 x CD / DVD = $20 split

So if we sold 20 cd jewel cases, 20 slimline CD’s. 20 CD’s in a bag, 10 DVD, and 10 double discs, whats that?

20 x $4 = $80
20 x $3 = $60
20 x $2.25 = $45
10 x $5 = $50
5 x $10 = $50

That would be $285. We pay a staff member $100 to administer, and there’s $185 p/week profit which I’d be happy with if that was sales profit because that would be building our brand and bringing music fans and music people into our orbit.

Remember this is more a branding exercise than anything else, we want to get mor new zealand musicians and music lovers within our influence so no matter what happens with cd duplication and dvd duplication we still have access to an active market who wants to both produce and consume music and entertainment and we become the go between there – profitting both from the means of production and service we can offer musicians but also the access to the market and profit from supplying that market.

Tomorrow’s list is:
joel’s code
trademe/videos/power supply (big new project actions)

In a lot of areas especially the ad campaign stuff, we are waiting to get work processed from providers.

With trademe we just have to set it up, set up the first page for oceanic chill, we have the blurb for it, now we just have to add a blurb for kurb and some of the other services we offer.

Basically you got the write up for the label project, and the write up for advertsing kurbs more general activities. We might hold off on developing the mention of the label project until we see where it is going.

It might be better not to worry about that initially because we’re going to want to build up support – a web page explaining what we’re doing for both artists and punters, and then we need to set up a mailing list, set up the newsletters etc.

But that’s enough into that for now. I think we need to get back to it before the days get ahead of us!

Business To Do List: Cheap Printing, CD Duplication, Copying, Auckland

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Todays productivity update:

Go to unitec – done
Sort out BMW – done
Start collecting debts / sending out invoices
Post out CD duplication samples – done
Drop off 100 x cd duplication order – done
Send Out Posters -done


Every little thing that has to be done was done. Even the BMW.

Well I didn’t do the debts and invoices thats the new big one.

In fact little ones are mainly eliminated, it’s all big ones.

Maybe that’s the productivity filter, complete all little day jobs then move on to medium jobs –

-invoices and debts
-client jobs
-business videos

What’s most important?

Well we have our money targets, and we’re very close, and most of our debt is nicely under control, just a small bit of tax to pay off, and a little bit on the credit card.

Except when we examine the numbers we see a high amount of accounts still unpaid. We can’t be in a very strong position knowing if we wanted to move with this money, well we don’t actually have it.

We can’t say we’ve met our targets this year because the actual hasn’t arrived yet.

So issues #1 is definitely invoices and debts, we’re only seeing now all the issues are mainly arising from the fact that a lot of these jobs are taking months to pay! So often, they forget and need to be chased up.

But the record shows that very few people actually skip payment altogether. I know I need to be more stringent so that particular individuals that are somewhat flakey are requested to pay upfront. Maybe that will lose us jobs and that lovely feeling that business is moving forward swimmingly, but in the long run, less stress because everyone is paying up and we know where we’re at.

So if we have the money we can move confidently toward new development.

All we need to do is take care of our video marketing and all our outstanding tasks for client marketing campaigns and then we’re pretty much ready to break new ground. A new assistant, a new long term approach to retailing, pirates, content.

Tomorrows list is:
visit unitec with sample
work on billings and invoices

Clients jobs:
adwords
website updates

Well it’s back today with a range of tasks to complete so that we stay on it with all our tasks that have to be completed to keep us moving forward. There are always new opportunities that deserve attention, but it’s so easy to take your eyes off the ball as they say and not take care of what’s going on in your own backyard. Also, there’s such a great relief in knowing the true state of things

I have to:
Go to unitec
Sort out BMW
Start collecting debts / sending out invoices
Post out CD samples
Drop off 100 x cd order

Sometimes I think I explain too much with my talent agency, like trying to explain internet marketing.

None of Your Business: Cheap CD Duplication / DVD Duplication Auckland

Sunday, November 21st, 2010


Kurb Promotions, Auckland, NZ: CD Duplication / DVD duplication / Cheap Printing / Copying / Online Marketing

kurbpromo@gmail.com

At the moment I’m really into discussing concepts that bring more flow and efficiency to the business for it’s own sake, you can’t let your business take over your life. We’re also trying to stay productive while enjoying blogging by pinpointing in each blog what has to be done.


Well it’s back today with a range of tasks to complete so that we stay on top of it with all our tasks that have to be completed to keep us moving forward, and not getting stuck on something that should’ve been taken care of.

There are always new opportunities that deserve attention, but it’s so easy to take your eyes off the ball as they say and not take care of what’s going on in your own backyard.

In a lot of ways you let fear set the parameters. I let fear trap me once again into not being diligent with my accounts.

I was afraid of finding once again I had overspent and let the accounts receivable get too loose. And lo and behold, we’ve got another bad situation where people have not been paying their bills and I have to put a lot of emotional effort into chasing that money.

I thought it might be more productive if I recognised where fear was impeding my progress.

But also, there’s such a great relief in knowing the true state of things, if youre fooling yourself, you’re not going to get there without all the information you need. But what would I have done differently?

I would have realised several of these people had been slack with the money and got onto it sooner. NOw I have another big job this year of buttoning that down.

Tomorrow I have to:

Go to unitec
Sort out BMW
Start collecting debts / sending out invoices
Post out CD DVD duplication samples
Drop off 100 x cd order
Send Out Posters

See the most scary one is dealing with the BMW, so I should do that first. The scariest thing should be taken on first.

But what is the worst outcome that could result from my potential slackness?

I am concerned about a golden goose situation. I should be making more sales and pushing new ideas but I can’t because these issues drag me down.

But there’s only a small list of jobs that are obligations to myself in business

– complete videos
– set up new nz record label / music retail
– site designs for 2ndry sites: cheap video production, NYL/publishing, pirate birthdays, artist

Is that enough to be happy with in march? At the point where as long as the numbers are fine, that cheap cd duplication and dvd duplication continues here in Auckland, and there’s no gapping holes in my brand and business development?

Then the second phase for the first half of the year will be rehabilitating my music marketing services, keeping artist content flowing, and building that and talent and possibly retail into significant incomes

Third phase which is years away is where artist content, talent and retail is built up to replace cd dvd duplication if it dwindles.

If buy retail, pirates, my own artistry, my ads, newsletter, talent management I can raise $800 a week I’ll be pretty damn stoked.

There is a phase where cd duplication and dvd duplication starts to decline, and I need retail revenue, ad revenue, content sales each week 100% of my own products and my share of any talent I’m managing, plus any money from appearances as a pirate or artist, would have to add up to $800, but then I would be pushing broader online marketing services, hopefully through my latvian and filipino business set ups.

If only there was a phase where I started writing seriously! I think when it comes to making an average living from more creative projects, I will have to step it up.

But if one of my goals is 1000 true fans, than surely I can make $10k off them?

Sometimes I think I explain too much with my talent agency, like trying to explain internet marketing, I should focus on shuttling them to the next point.

Cheap Printing Copying Auckland: Secret Actual Marketing Plan

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Well my attempts to use my enthusiasm and faith in blogging have not seemed to have much effect on my progress.

And when I don’t get my tasks done, I don’t feel good relaxing and doing whatever I like, and if I’m not relaxing then I feel like I’m stifled and unable to express myself.

I have to help my clients and catch up with marketing campaigns
I have to get all my business video marketing stuff sorted out
I have to finish the last song that labels are interested in looking at

Okay in 3 months it will be half way through february, and the time to relax and do my own thing will be drawing to a close.

Get all my videos done
Have up to 4 new songs ready to go out
Get at least one of my talent clients working
get new websites set up


WHO ARE THE PROBLEM GUYS?

– not making that much money over summer.

– Broken down BMW causing issues

– All debts kept under control, all people who haven’t paid gotten on top of.

Is that all that we seriously have to worry about? Surely not. Let’s disgard the first one because if I have to make money over summer, I will find a way, and even if I don’t I can bounce back.

The beamer may cost money to move, plus I may seriously only get $200. But that’s just money.

The debt situation is not that bad any more. Or well as it turns out, I was wrong about that. I felt it was time to look at the numbers seriously and once again, although my estimates were marginally overly optimistic, the serious issues just come from people not paying their bills.

I guess we’ll get the money eventually, one or two may duck out, but we’ll get most of it even if takes months. Which is a relief. So now things like the broken down bmw seem like nothing.

So we need to make sure we keep earning, get these debtors reeled in, have our plan set for the future.

Get videos sorted, get our retailing and mail ordering going.

Get websites redesigned, and get talent side of our business going.

That’s it.

There are things that I am obliged to do that if I don’t do, I’ll feel bad

I have to do my clients, and I have to do my videos, and of course all the family obligations that come with the season. Which can be tricky.

But then I guess it’s all creative, which again, is video, some new songs, keep rocking my blog

Song . . . no wait what about . . .

I’m there paying $400 mortgage, but I’m also still here paying $135 rent, but making $335 and still having this as a base. But then I could set up a set up at the house and be making another $300. Within a few months I could be generating maybe even $500 extra. But I think it’s best to focus on whether keeping this place in any event is good.

The problems is jumping from $315 rent to $400 mortgage + $135 rent. But even then the mortgage can be held as a seperate investment + accommodation. As long as it makes $135, it’s worth $135. Simple as that really, isn’t it? Although a $200 profit is what we’re looking for, plus all the added advantages of having a seperate location where I can do stuff.

Auckland Blogging and Cheap CD Duplication Services

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

So yeah, some of our blogs are doing alright. We just keep writing.

The idea, is you keep writing, you keep building up your experience and your published assets, and slowly that incremental SEO value, the incremental value of your advertising, the incremental development of your writing and publishing skills begin to build.


It’s kind of like leveling up in some fantasy adventure game, you need to kill a lot of goblins before you’re ready to take on the dragon and get all the treasure.

I think in some ways through writing you can preserve something of what will pass, but it may take more attention to detail than I am generally willing to commit to.

Because at the moment my blog really focuses on getting things done.

At the moment we seem to be getting very close to the “ground zero” of to do.

Our finances are even, niggling issues such as accounts receivable are slowly being bought under control, the minimum level that we’ve struggled to in branding is within our reach, it’s just that now we do have to be more critical about what we can achieve with our brand, with the resources on hand.

A lot revolves around a stronger branding platform, enforcing those minimum requirements, and then turning back to me and what I want in life, because as my finances even, and all those loose ends that can turn into live wires and give you a hell of a shock, I turn from my responsibilities to my desires and what I truly want from life.

Success in business is a great thing, and financial security is fundamental but what then? Relationships, richness of experience, creativity and legacy.

But until then there is always work to do to prevent things from all slipping backwards.

CURRENT TO DO LIST

– Helping clients
– Doing Video
– Cleaning Up

INFORMATION ON CHEAP CD DUPLICATION SERVICES AUCKLAND

How much would it cost to duplicate 200/300 audio CDs?

$295 for 200, $420 for 300

How much would it cost to print 200/300 colour labels onto CDs?

$275 for 200, $395 for 300

How much do you charge for the individual CDs if I do 200/300? -does the cost on the website of $295 for 200 duplicated and printed on CDs include the cost of the actual CD? -is that price including gst?

it’s about $1.50 each for 200, $1.40 each for 300
yes these are total costs including gst.

How much do you charge for 200/300 slimline cases?

55c each

Answering questions on cheap cd duplication / burning / copying in Auckland.

How much would you charge for 200/300 double sided colour insert for CD front case?

60c each for 200, 50c each for 300

ALthough, the complete price of 200 complete slimlines is $475 and 300 is $695

It says on your site that 200 CDs duplicated + printed are $295.
So why do you say $295 for duplication and $275 for printing 200?
Confused.

$295 is for printing and duplication including disk

$275 is for just printing including disk

Also to clarify, do any of the prices above include the cost of the actual blank CD?

All prices include the price of the CD

Are you serious that your price for each blank CD for 200 (not printed or duplicated) is $1.50 as you implied below? -Or an I just confused?

it’s about $1.50 for each of 200 cd’s printed and duplicated.

It’s about $1.40 for each of 300

How do you print onto the CDs? -thermal or?

no, it’s a high quality inkjet, it is unlikely you could order less than 500 thermals, at this price range and have them completed this month.

Also what is the thickness of the paper you print onto? -What kind of printer do you use?

thickness can be anywhere from 80gsm to 300gsm, it’s a laser print.

Is the duplication done on a multi drive burner (don’t know if thats the right term to use) so that it works in any CD player?

Our duplicators duplicate your disc exactly as we receive it, so if your master CD works in any CD player, so will those we duplicate

Is there any way I could see an example of a job you’ve done or otherwise send you my graphics and you do one so I can see the quaility? -If you did just one CD printed and replicated an one insert, what would the cost be for that ‘test run’?

we could send you a sample but because of your deadline we would have to move quickly and get that done on monday.

If I needed all the CDs printed and duplicated sent back to CHCH by Tues Nov 30th, what would be the latest day you could receive the sound files? -what format would you need them in (mp3, wav?)? would they have to be sent on CD or can they be sent over internet?

We’d probably need everything by next wednesday. You can send over the internet, however, we have had issues this year and a master CD is preferable to ensure best reproductive quality.