So I am trying to get my latest music video projects moving but it doesn’t seem to be making much progress I need more people in auckland – auckland models, auckland camera operators, auckland video editors auckland film crew auckland videographers, auckland people who can help me because the good news is we seem to have good business in dvd copying once again, but we’re stuck on pushing our video projects forward and that in turn stifles the flow of other concepts we hope to have bubbling up.
We are not near to connecting in a big way with video and music projects, doing that promotion, so we need to be moving faster, not getting snagged up dawdling over video projects, that’s why we need to pay ninja commandos to come in, models on the screen, camera persons shooting them, and awesome editing fx people making it all look awesome so I just have to think of all the stupid ideas and the awesome crew of the brilliant underpaid young cohort will have me producing video that gets thousands of hits and that I can show off and promote and sell sell sell on the quality.
I’ll bring high end arty swish quality to my kurb promo vides saying look, come on, hey, I will sell you this. This thing right here you will look professional and awesome the cohort are all coming to do it, models, cameras, editing and fx, here’s hundred bucks each for half a days work and I’ll put $200 in my pocket and we’re all happy now.
I also need to practice optimizing my outsourced video costs and providers retained for such tasks.
What I am really selling here is access to cheap skilled labour and the means to communicate between parties in those regards, which I can also use to do my own little video projects, which in turn spread to push other enterprises, pirates, gigs, food carts, talent services, whatever.
Here at Kurb it’s the auckland printing and copying services – especially dvd copying and cd copying and printing that keeps us busy by my oh my isn’t so much going on in the background!
We know we are too dependent on dvd printing and duplication services and we are trying to scuttle about getting ourselves future proofed and one of the ways of doing that is offloading costs and a bad one for me as an entrepreneur is too many domains. That’s up there.
Too many ideas that are never going to turn into something so do everybody a favour and knock it on the head. Give yourself more potential with less opportunity, less choices, less investment spread too thinly across too many ideas, just forget it!
Which one? I’m not quite sure. All the vanity sites and the dodgy sites too.
I was talking about potential issues that can distract us moving forward – making sure all bills and taxes are up to date – I still owe ACC money. I haven’t handed in my tax, but I’ve done all the numbers, I just have to hand it in before August.
I still have 65 domain names, at least 30 I’m trying to sell and I have to get rid of them – I counted 34 I want to sell or ditch in the short term, this year. I have to accept that a lot of those domains will never sell and I’m better to cut my losses before I lose another $15. Of the 30 left well, I would a dozen are fundamental for business and art, and another dozen are fall backs, back up positions for particular activities.
Still costs me $500 a year, $10 a week to run those domains. That’s quite a bit, I counted 16 sites that I felt were absolutely worth $15, so it will be my aim within 2 years to have only 20 sites. Will not renew, so I’m aiming to have less than 50 by the end of the year, 30 by the end of next year, and 20 in two years.
I see that I have 25 sites currently up for sale. I am putting them down again, and sites with customized lay outs and good domain names are going out the door, it makes me think I should spruce the whole thing up. I have already established my desire to make $3k out out of these sites, and I believe I should try peddling them elsewhere, as self contained businesses, for example.
Doesn’t it just seem like something that could be done? 10 of these could easily be pushed off for $500. Or $1000 as part of a bigger package to set someone up and support them.
Is that something I ever want to do? Writing sites, design sites, video sites, youtube sites, other sites, I could build them all into a beautiful package and make $20k but is that something I would want to do? Well I’m lucky enough to believe that 40 sites would pull in the $3k I need to make back even if it costs me $1000 to keep them going for 2 years until they all sell. I just might have to be realistic that they won’t sell on godaddy.
There are 17 somewhat dodgy sites I could try and sling for $1000. leaving me with almost 30 sites with some of the juicier offerings there. Because it’s likely by this time next year, I will have to ditch them, and cut my losses some $500 at least, so we have to move on it.
If I start making a lot of money I will make the cut myself, simply because I want to see this resolved because it’s a potential goblin, it’s a good $600 a year I don’t need to be spending.
There are about 10 websites that represent writing, graphic design and youtube services, music services, those are the ones that could kick up $200 or maybe $500 sold to someone with the direct attention, they’d be sold last in the last hope of recovering $2000.
There are about 10 there that are related to business ideas I’d like to push – video production and talent management, I want to keep the idea of those businesses alive even though I couldn’t really sell those domains, but I am willing to spend over $100 a year to wait to see if I want to take that idea forward, solid ideas that could work, that are an insurance policy in a world where I only need to make $500 a week to live comfortably.
So now that the domains are under control, I have to think about the websites I am developing themselves.
The plan I am laying out for websites is to wait for the 27 entries to be done, but I am also pushing forward with the cohort section, and I’ll have a separate plan for the cohorts, and I might think about a new front page with a new vibe. But I might wait to see where my next video direction is going now I am turning away from music videos and towards videos that tell a more intimate and artistic story.
This may give me new ideas about how I want to front my site, what I want to hit people with when they first arrive from that direction.
But right now with domains as with the site, we’re waiting for leadership and ideas to come from elsewhere before we make the decision.
Cohort is the concept we can solicit support for auckland video production services and projects.
We need to face up to the actual challenges and this is what the cohort means. The cohort is about enlisting support, and we need a payroll, we need to have a budget to pay people to help make what we’re doing good. If you can’t think of what to spend your money on, well, it’s the cohort. Pay people. Your biggest issue to push through right now is making videos that people will think are awesome.
When you revisit the challenges of getting these next two videos done, use your surplus to grease the wheels, get moving to the next challenge.
The next challenge appears in the shape of the pirate game. Again, how can we make decisions about the domains, the website and our pirate performer business when we don’t know what’s happening around it? Is money coming from DVD duplication? Well then we won’t want to do pirates, and we’ll be happy to spend on improving our websites.
If not, we need pirates in the equation we need to fall back there.
SO we have all the B plans on standby, what’s the A game? What is the game based on the fact that DVD’s will sputter along and keep us alive somehow for 2 years?
Well that is video production coming through and hopefully the ideas from that pushing the website forward with ideas that will resonate, that projects that are good content that is what the website is behind, its not really a thing in itself. Video production is also pushing the pirate thing into the niche it fills whether being it’s own marketing or evolving into something else.
The pirate thing is evolving, the website is evolving, I am somehow making my $500 and I am somehow finding myself with 40 less domains, I think that is adequate. If we want a new domain for a new auckland website whether it for printing or copying or whatever else, I’m sure it can be managed as a new
Yes well that’s fine but where’s the clear plan?
Complete music video production, then move onto more narration / narrative based productions, we’re talking about new beats, the new RC, which then flows onto new pirate story videos.
So the truth filtering through is how dependent we’re becoming on video progress to make any progress at all, and is that to say we’re dependent on auckland video production ideas to move forward, is that where our goals lie?