We are still working on SEO again for this site and this blog since we found out things have really slipped, and although we are doing well in terms of the bottom line because we have a good base of customers now, we may be missing out on opportunities to rake in a little bit of extra cream and make things better all around so auckland cd duplication and new zealand cd copying are the terms I want to see some traction on because we’re already pretty healthy for the dvd duplication side of things.
But we’re much more interested in new ideas, as much as improving our core business, because we have so much opportunity to make a bold new idea in business work.
Okay, next, next, next.
Next to what even? Look it’s easy.
What have you been doing? Well it’s holidays. Not much business is happening, I’m going away, and I need to think of how I’m slotting back into my business activities when I get back.
Mainly the work and stay stuff I’ve been looking at. There are going to be people who want to work and stay, and they will do a lot of work around here, so not only do I not have to earn as much because I’m not needing to make as much profit, but people will come and do most of the work. The issue maybe finding work for them to do!
I think the more people we have coming to stay the more we will find things for them to do as we see what has to be done. Especially if I am then able to work less, then, I can be planning projects such as filming etc. and I think if it becomes clear that we can have 3 girls every week then I will have to come up with something they can do.
Especially on the week I have a gig. If I can send the girls out with the mission of selling 10 tickets, or if it’s a free gig, just say look, just bring as many guys into the place as possible – but the next two gigs we have on, will be definitely door entry so we need a more strategic strategy! A more tactical tactic!
But there’s a few things we can do, we can push pirates, and we can push to see if the girls want to hit the road to be my support crew.
That’s a critical area, where can we put these workstay people so that they can directly help certain outcomes? Video, publicity and
I guess looking at what management services we can get involved, but before we get management we need a suitable presentation for the entertainment we mean to provide – we need a show to do a show!
It’s later in 2014 we can expect to be fronting pirate shows and tacking the DJ possibilities onto that. It may start with one pirate and one DJ on different nights but if we’re going away to come back with $300 then yay and it’s all good.
But it is time to start putting plans in place and building a bridge from here to there. Which means we really have to start working on the pirate thing. We need to have an act that is solid that we can start booking, and then as I mentioned, the thought for the artist management side, and bringing those threads together, so I have one person able to manage that.
Having a show to book, being prepared; then making and managing the bookings; then making arrangements and going off and doing it.
That’s an easy 3 part break down. Then I can refine what structures I have in place where management and support people are involved.
So then when you’re booking as a pirate, you’re booking as a DJ and you’re doing cd duplication and dvd videos, it’s just about being organised to complete the tasks, and that’s where our support people are coming in and getting involved. If I can get the balls in the air myself, I can then bring in people to keep them juggling, and like I said, moving to a point where I just chat to the people once on the phone a few days before, roll out my plan, and roll off.
Somebody else takes the booking, makes the arrangements, and does the invoice. The idea is to get 1 gig nailed 6 weeks out and try to build 3 more around it. Often it might be 2 gigs on 2 days and that’s it. We need to get a phone hustling person operative, to handle this.
I’m thinking of a more passive technique, why would we spend money on management and promo when I can just drop my fee from $250 to $195 and make it a killer proposition?
Then you go away, do 4 gigs, get $800, the gas and the room costs you $300, you make $500. You’re making a little top up if you do it once a fortnight. Or once a month and a local gig every other week. But a little top up may surely be all that is needed right now if cd duplication and dvd copying keeps trucking along
And so it comes back to the fact we may have a lot of time on our hands and we need to keep ourselves occupied taking steps towards real goals. Getting into this pirate stuff and getting next level confident in the pirate shows and artist shows, and so I have to be more involved with that.
I need to improve my product there, and then sell it nice and cheap.
What are the moves that will take us forward rapidly?
– Sorting out better pirate costumes and tricks and such, and sorting out my DJ sets so they are more solid in terms of broad appeal, we need to archive that music much better.
– We fire up the advertising online and we get someone hustling on the phone. Ringing schools, ringing venues.
– finish the pirate scripts, website write ups. Make preperations for the cohort instigation – write ups, web pages, ad concepts.
Man we’re running out of action plans, fast!
Well what is your plan for a pirate show? Where are we going to be targeting? Who will be the one to do the legwork? These are the serious questions that need to be answered before we make any progress. I will front up to try to make the initial arrangements but from that point
So I’m just running some numbers to work out if our budget is covering all our spending plans so I don’t have to save any profits for a rainy day, I just need pump back into the business for things I would like to see.
We have funds earmarked for vehicles, work wear, computers, video projects and web projects
There is no money earmarked for putting on shows, travel and similar luxurious expenses or perhaps other equipment outside of computers. But when we see that surplus profit bubbling up, that’s where it can go. I want to blow $500 on a video, and $1000 on a gig, I want to do that, I want to blow a grand on luxury, and buy some new equipment.
It would be good to suss out our issues with cd copying and auckland dvd copying, and of course getting everything organised for work and stay people, workstay auckland to all work out what kind of jobs they can do to help me.
I guess I’m also thinking of bringing along a few more things I can do while I’m mobile.
But now I’m getting more onto my work vibe, I am thinking about what I have to do now to get things flowing.
Getting a new duplicator for cd copying and making sure all our cd printing issues are behind us, it’s only for a little while longer, maybe only 2 weeks we have to deal with the fall out from christmas, holidays etc, it is really just the next history documentary and the dance school dvd videos that we have to process through, the rest should be fairly easy as we find ourselves fronting up onto the front foot.
New jobs mean new cash, and new cash means moving forward. But I think we still need to think about the steps moving forward, buying a new copying machine, getting the inks so we can afford to experiment with new ways of getting all our cd printing done, but then what?
Well move the helpers, the workstay, homestay people on in to do the work? well sure. Building the systems that people can jump into and do this.