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posted by treefitty in General Discussion and Lounge 7 months ago

Thoughts on California passing AB5 bill on Gig Economy?

California is it's own thing and it continues to prove how extreme it can be. AB5 bill, geared towards companies like UBER and Lyft is taking a broad swipe approach and causing collateral damage to the copywriting community.

In short, and correct me if I am wrong, this bill is aimed at protecting contractors who are affected by the over competitive markets found in the "GIG" economy, mostly with an eye toward UBER and Lyft. Seems the streaming piles of cash generated by driving people from point A to point B is running dry. It's an extremely low barrier of entry, you have a car, a phone and sticker, you are in business. I have read some people have gone as far as leasing or buying luxury cars "with loans" just so they could charge more per fare. What happens when you begin to get undercut? What happens when consumers, who choose with their money, decide they do not need to pay more just to ride in a brand new escalade and are fine going to the airport in a prius? Isn't this capitalism? First to market takes the biggest risk and reaps the greatest reward? Those who are late must fight to differentiate and survive or find something else to do?

But what about contractors, like copywriters? Copywriters have been in business for a LONG time, independently writing for several publications, seemingly undisturbed by the bloggers, tweeters and massive demand for $5 article writers, at least the good one are not. With AB5, all writers would be cap...

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posted by treefitty in General Discussion and Lounge 2 years ago

Man Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google

Two thoughts on this... First Google states that in the US it does not have to remove search results... Second, there is money to be made in reputation management...

The Man Who Spent $100K To Remove A Lie From Google : All Tech Considered : NPR

https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/201...

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posted by treefitty in SEO / SEM 2 years ago

Google SiteMap Ping Exploit?

:O turns our Google had an exploit then enabled someone to register a new domain and instantly begin to rank against some major sites...

Security exploit in Google’s search engine (Bug Bounty) - Tom Anthony

http://www.tomanthony.co.uk/blog/google-xml-sitema...

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posted by treefitty in General Internet Marketing 2 years ago

Google still dominating... more importantly, looks like images is still going strong...

Long read, but my quick takeaway was the huge part of online search from Google Image search... time to check alt and title tags!

;)

New Jumpshot 2018 Data: Where Searches Happen on the Web (Google, Amazon, Facebook, & Beyond) | SparkToro

http://sparktoro.com/blog/new-jumpshot-2018-data-w...

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posted by treefitty in Guides, Case Studies and Tutorials 2 years ago

Success Story: Shoemoney and $130k AdSense Check

Never get tired of this story, just wanted to post it here for future reference, we all have to start, if you want to succeed, you need to persist...

Jeremy has been a great friend over the years and he shares a lot of info in this post...

https://www.shoemoney.com/2017/06/01/the-iconic-go...

If you are one who sees the success and not the hard work, I always tell people to check out how it all started using Archive.org...

Here is a link to show you how Shoemoney's forum, NextPimp got started, yep just like EarnerHub, it had to start somehow... then it kept growing...

https://web.archive.org/web/20040131000739/http://...

Get at it... Put in the work... Next time you feel like someone is an overnight success and has it all figured out... Take a look at Archive.org and see the years of work that were put in...

HTH
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posted by treefitty in Newbie Helpdesk 2 years ago

Success Story: Getting started selling on Amazon with no inventory

Not sure how to get started selling on Amazon?

This is a great story about a guy who found items on clearance at Target and WalMart, then posted those items on sale on Amazon...

His company is now making millions!

No need to deal with importing or distributers, just good old fashion bargain hunting... Sam Walton would be proud!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/10/founder-whose-comp...

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posted by treefitty 2 years ago

Hmm... Amazon reports are so old and limited... found this a bit helpful on how to slice up the Amazon Associates data with what Amazon gives with their reporting tools...

https://marketingland.com/hidden-data-in-your-amaz...

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posted by treefitty in Programming and Scripts 2 years ago

React goes open source!

Wow, looks like facebook finally changed it's mind and going MIT with React instead of the BSD / Patent licensing that limited developers...

"Although we still believe our BSD + Patents license provides some benefits to users of our projects, we acknowledge that we failed to decisively convince this community."

https://code.facebook.com/posts/300798627056246/re...

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posted by treefitty 3 years ago

Great Facebook Ads post on testing to find best performing ad by I Am Attila...

Top 8 Facebook Scaling Methods to Increase your Profits Overnight

http://iamattila.com/facebook/top-8-facebook-scali...

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posted by treefitty 3 years ago

Will over at PPC-Coach shared four great videos today talking demonstrating the "10 Pack" approach to finding a winner with Facebook Ads...

http://ppc-coach.com/facebook/ten-pack-method-face...

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