The interest in the USA of “How To” eBooks, membership sites, online courses, videos and so on, is surging. This could in part be because of the pandemic and many being homebound. Some people now have more time to self-educate. This can often mean starting to think of ways of being able to start a business that can be done from home, and in some cases, one that can be done entirely on the web. One such solution is to make digital products. Digital products are for the most part informational and provide answers to problems that are of interest to a targeted demographic.
Give Them Action Steps
Think of it this way. Let us say you were seeking a solution to a problem, such as learning information about how to enter and get a job (or start a business) in a certain industry. Then imagine you were faced with obstacles and rejection on how to do that. Plus, doing web searches alone did not give you the full picture of the action steps you needed to take.
Clarify the Demographic You Seek
Next, just as you were about to give up, when searching online you found a website that was selling eBooks that could be instantly downloaded upon payment. This eBook was about the solution you were seeking regarding getting a job or starting a business in your desired industry. If this were information you really, really, needed, would you not purchase the eBook, especially if it were affordable and could be instantly downloaded? Of course, you would! That is why we encourage you to make digital products. Turn your knowledge or drive into informational digital products on a topic that has high need and solves the problem of a particular demographic.
If you are putting together a “How To” experience of some kind, one of the best ways to start this process is to take a look at your participants and what their needs are. Even if you are not teaching a pre-existing group, you can still gain insight into what those who you will be leading will be like. In much the same way as a movie is made to fit a specific audience, you need to do so when you are putting together a workshop.
Understand Your Students’ Needs
Are your students older, younger or inbetween? What do they do as a living? How does this have an affect on who they are? What approach will be the best to serve them? Will they want to be free to be creative? Or will they respond better to a very specific structure?
You Need to Be Clear Throughout
Something that can make your job easier is from the very beginning have a sense of purpose regarding your workshop. This focus will assist you in making or deleting ideas, because you can always go back to the purpose to help you answer the tough questions. And the great thing is, your workshop can have an arts oriented goal or can be to provide education for some specific branch of business. Both objectives benefit from you having a clear cut path by which to help students find what they are looking for.
The ultimate “USA How To” would to figure out a way how to have peace across the world. Greetings from “USA How To” UDHR is an acronym that stands for the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” Representatives of all cultural backgrounds came together to write the UDHR and what was written was of monumental importance. Essentially, the document consist of a preamble as well as 30 articles covering several different aspects of the celebration of human rights.
Human Rights Day
Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day and a time when areas explored to bring us together that include rights to equality such as life/liberty/personal security, innocence until proven guilty, marriage and family, owning of property, rest and leisure and education just to name a few.
Especially in these times in which America currently has a clashing of values, it is vital that we look to these rights and hopefully use them as a starting place to come together. Rights of freedom represent things that we as human being are free from. This includes discrimination, slavery, torture and being protected from arbitrary arrests and exile.
Full discloser, I am a magician, a conjurer a prestidigitator and so on. I make magical things happen but always explain to my audiences that my performances are illusions, not reality. Funny thing is though, most of us live with illusions. Illusions about who we are, illusions of who we could become.
Depression and Anxiety
But that’s okay. Because it helps you hang on and unlike some of us, avoid not fall into the quicksand of depression and anxiety.
For some reason I get tense when people chew gum. Especially while talking and crunching it in their mouth at the same time. It probably comes from directing a myriad of actors, some of whom I’d have to have get rid of their Trident when acting.
Missed the Séance
Sadly, I missed the recent virtual and live Harry Houdini séance on the day of his death on October 31st from his gravesite in Queens, Houdini said that when he died he would come back if he could. I bring up Harry because he apparently was delusional, with many inflated ideas of who he was. But an avid reader of Houdini biographies starting at age 8, I learned how he was able to pick himself up despite setbacks of which there were many. He ultimately beat them all one at a time.
Harry Has Yet to Come Back from Beyond the Grave
These seances happen every year and I attend them when I can. They occur either here in Manhattan, where he lived when he was alive, or as mentioned in the borough of Queens where he is buried. I need to be more mindful when trying to conjure up Erik Weisz (his real name). I guess it is time to start chewing gum.
I used to do yoga. It was great. I lived in midtown at the time and my local gym was just around the corner from what I called home. These days no yoga. Sometimes I think that if more people did yoga we wouldn’t have a lot of the problems we do today..
Will the Magician Survive?
All of us who stuck around are Pandemic Survivors. Not all people have remained. This was reflected by someone in last night’s virtual magic show. His magic act, streaming from his home, had the theme of suicide. A lot of the other magicians were a tad freaked out by this. I thought it was great. He was brave and original. Because it is true, being in this trap known as COVID-19 can get to you. PS. The guy didn’t kill himself, he just included a rope trick at the end that had him wrapping it around his neck then magically pulling it through this area.
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Our special city has been undergoing changes, some of which are not good, while other aspects are as flourishing as ever. It is a tough time being a New Yorker with the new layers not only including the Pandemic but also the worry about personal safety. Although not positive, it used to be that gangs only fought with each other. Now their frustration has built as it has for all of us, but the result now can be violence.
The Flight from NYC
All across America we must be vigilant with keeping our homes secure. Manhattan has lost a lot of folks who took flight out of fear of the changes we have been experiencing.
This is the day that many of us have been waiting for. The day when we get to come together as a nation and cast our votes. Depending on where you live in turn reflects the difference. For example you may live in a state, town or city that historically has voted in a particular way that is not aligned with your belief system.
You can make a difference in this scenerio by casting your vote and reminding other like minded people to do as well. And if you turn it into a revolution all the better.
But even if you live in an area that usually has mass turnout for elections that elect those you believe are best, you still should vote. Securing a win in your state, town or city starts with you showing up the polls.
Yes, we would tell you to get out and vote but these sites are doing such a great job at it. It’s nice to see that some of the blogs from our satellite entity Blog Coalition are encouraging that our voices be heard tomorrow.
We realize we dropped the ball a bit not letting you in on the results of the soft launch we did on October 1st. It didn’t seem to quite be the right fit for next steps. Subsequently, we are working toward our next blastoff that will be on December 1. Remember, we are in the pre beta stage with beta starting on January 1, 2021. Thanks for your patience.
Now here are three unusual entries . They are all being excerpted from an eBook being written by a magician on the topic of getting on your billionaire path.