I HAVE BEEN PUTTING THE WORD OUT FOR AUCKLAND VIDEOGRAPHER / MEDIA PROMOTIONS INTERNS CHECK IT OUT HERE
I have been doing a lot of blogging about how to get things moving here at kurb when I’ve got lots of money to spend to really get some new initiatives off the ground, but I want to be expanding into doing other things that are more interesting for me.
I can’t leave without beginning the process of making sure everything keeps running smoothely and I can make the money available, and we need someone willing to take on auckland media jobs.
Today’s deal we’re doing numbers and straightening it all out. It’s good to know what’s happening now rather than living in dreamland. We need to capitalize in trading, so we can establish the cashflow we need to pay our new bills.
First step is to get our trading account jacked up.
We have already but one ad up on the big idea, what will happen if no one is interested? Well I guess we try the film schools and star now.
I now believe we will try trademe too, because I want this to happen now, I am getting too tired, I need people on this.
It seems that this blog will now very much be about the transition from this point where income from the business supports my lifestyle getting into trading, and as I increase my trading results, using that to make the business independent of me, and have new people push it forward, whoever those people happen to be.
I don’t really want to rush headlong into the intern situation, although I will work with whatever is on offer. My woofer driven strategy – organic strategies that don’t rely on my stewarding, that is what I’m looking for. Strategies that draw on me for a commitment of anything other than money are to be avoided.
We still have the issue of the video editing though. That is what I see driving it, that I can afford to spend a few hundred trying some people to come around and help me or whatever. We can start looking around the film schools if we are prepared to pay them.
It is about staff, about learning to pay people to do certain jobs. I am looking on odesk for locals now so we’re into it. Odesk, star now, we need to use internet powers.
We do need to by a new dvd cd duplication machine though.
It’s hard to believe all those ideas about food trucks and everything are all to be blown away, they are all happily rearranged by the fact I have an easy way to simply make lots of money. Now I just need to think about how I will go about spending it to make the things i want happen.
Again we need our organising people.
We need that person who’s going to come in for 12 hours per week and take $200 in the hand. But these are just details, it remains solid, a person has to come n and do things, or I get too bored to deal with it. Until we have an apartment lets focus on the work person first.
To have one main worker established will be very strong when I move out also.
So tell me again what the deal is? We just sit and wait until the money and the employees turn up? Yes. And try not to take on too many rubbish jobs.
I think we will go for trademe if nothings happening, we’ll size it up. We have one applicant so far but what I see is with woofers and interns coming, we just make it happen, just bring it on.
What do they do? Well they can learn what we do with woofers and models. But really it’s about what has to be done. CD DVD duplication comes first.
Then what? Me and my personal problems with videos. We have to get these videos done. We need to make improvements to what we’re doing with videos, I will set them off to edit video, whereas also, we will sit and edit video together. Mainly the idea is you just watch what I do and take over where you can.
There’s disc stuff, and then video stuff, and with the video stuff we go on to the odesk stuff.
Then there’s pirate stuff, and booking stuff, and talent stuff.
I mean if I’m paying them and they’re coming here, what’s next? What’s next? It’s NYL.
We have to level with them about these ideas. Promoting artists and artist management is another diversion, but I would have to be ramping some capital.
I need the capital for the apartment so I can move forward. Also the process where we swap over to me no longer running the thing. There are areas to work on.
I just don’t want to be standing there in 6 months with hardly any work and having to pay someone. Well, we’d go to work on our videos, and push the talent agency.
Will I get to the limit where I am having to find work for myself to pay them to help me? No way.
There will always be something. Pirates. Talent. etc. there will always be something and it’s teaching me to be the boss.
Also, we will replicate the situation. Once we have one person, I will give her the job of recruiting another person. Intern #1 comes to work, she already has intern #2 and woofers to do the work.
NEW ASSISTANT PRODUCTION SCHEDULE
Check print jobs > call print shop (I have to send print jobs)
Check packaging > package discs (I have to stock cases)
Collect Printing / Packaging / Do Deliveries + Postage (I need to provide addresses and contacts)
Finish Packaging / Arrange Deliveries and Pick Ups.
Part of the deal is that we have to start telling people it will take a day longer. every job is 3 days. Or they can pay urgent fee.
I still make sales, i would hand over photoshop later, and I have to stock the place.
So it’s on me to deal with art, and I would probably have 2 printers and a burner with me so I could do any job that was just discs and produce a sample.
Now we actually have workers turning up, so we need to be clear on what they are doing. We have a lot of cd duplication / dvd duplication to be getting on with.
We need the workers to be doing that so that we can be investigating into when and where the next moves forward are happening, so we’re going ahead. My job I guess is to go in on the bee video once and for all.
It’s easy if there’s dvd duplication to get on with, posters etc., fine. If there’s an especially annoying job such as the bee video and the new beats videos that have just been so annoying and in the way, what else would fit into that category coming up?
Well so begins the cohort, so begins the examination of our whole video deal. Are we set up for editing and such. organising, filming, editing. those are the main jobs, right? That’s where the cohort begins. We need now the next person. The real trainee. Their job is to spend up to a day doing the initial edits, for which I give them $50.