How Three Blogs with USA in their Names are Coming Together to Help Stop Division in America

USA Create says that it is time to Unite America with Communication Tools

USA Create is taking seriously the bringing together of the USA by inviting other USA blogs into the cause. In this instance the cause is unification and not being so divided into “us and them.” A good way to start to do this, if you have not already, is to watch the two competing channels with each “side” complaining about the other. Literally. Chanel One says yada yada yada of what it wrong with Channel Two. And the content of programing for Channel Two is, you guessed it: yada yada yada of what is wrong with Channel One.

Consumed by Fascination

First off, the bad news is that both Channels are in the business of spreading negativity. But the worst thing of all is that it is working for them?! Yes. It is the old car crash analogy where you become consumed by a fascination about what is a bad thing, likely something that is hitting family and friends hard.

A Healthier Outlook

So, what is the solution? The solution is that each and all of us look outward and inward, seeking out a way that we can make a difference in a positive way. The goal would be to create your own personal and unique solution to the problem of the separation of a nation. It does not have to be a big thing. It can be a very little thing. But taking even teensy tiny steps, collectively can make massive change to a healthier outlook on things. Or even just thinking about the problem can lead to taking action every once in a while. Helping another person can help you. It’s all good.

Which of 3?

Earlier mentioned was that that other USA blogs are joining the revolution. These include USA Go Digital and USA Online Business. When we all jump in, we can become the three musketeers or the three stooges or both! Both of course because we want to help getting communication going better.

The 3 USAs

So USA Create, USA Go Digital and USA Online Business have united to get better communication tools for each “side” to talk to each other or at least communicate via tools like online marketing.

Less Cost if it Was Possible Could Add More Time to Do Good Deeds?

Online Marketing and Digital Marketing (the parent of the two) are being mobilized by “The Three USAs. The three sites are focus on solving one problem at a time, or possibly a single problem all of the time. These blogs reveal in posts the idea that it is possible to do Digital Marketing without the big price tag and instead at low or no cost.

Problem to Solution

If someone was going to write an eBook about the topic it might look something like this “How to Use Digital Marketing Alternatives Resulting for Low or No Cost in the USA!” So clearly, the key to unlock this door it to do digital marketing alternatives that are priced as inexpensive or even free. How is this PROBLEM turned into a SOLUTION?

My Early 1990’s “Pioneering” Public Access “Reality” Show and What Happened with MTV, True Story!

MTV Pre “The Real World

MTV had not yet started its series “The Real World.” And initially when I began my vlog in 1990 I had in the back of my mind that it would be great to get MTV involved. In a certain sense, although very indirectly, MTV did start a series that did involve an access of my program. More on that to come.

Dub is a Flub

SaaS (Software as a Service) has been around for a while and the possibilities are endless. I have been thinking about the ’90’s this morning because I started watching a limited series last night on a popular streaming video platform. It is about the true and original innovators of a particular concept that involved being able to, in a manner of speaking, travel around the world from your computer. I only just started viewing, but I must like it, because its format is one I do not enjoy viewing. I but you know I am interested because I generally do not watch anything that is dubbed.

The Same Five

I avoid things with voices that are changed from one language to another. This is primarily because it seems like the same five voice actors do all the movies. and series. And for me there is nothing worse when it comes to viewing, than gazing at a screen that features characters whose voices are are the exact same ones that I heard while an entirely different motion picture. Thankfully the series I just started watching seems to have a much better match, with voices that appear to match the person speaking onscreen.

Memories of a Different Time and Space

In the bit of the show that I have seen, reminds me of the hope I had in the 1990s for an era in which art meets computers. Starting in 1990 and running through until 1995, I did an experimental public access show in which I documented my search for the computer/art connection.

Have Camera, Will Babble

I was obsessed and had a system that I used to film/edit/broadcast a new episode weekly. This was before reality television and I looked upon it as being a kind of diary. And what started out as a focus on uncovering how to use computers in a creative way, evolved into my leading of a life in which I taped everything that happened to me.

On and Off Living

It was my real life, or at least as real as is possible when you are taping yourself (this was way before selfies) and the people you are interacting with know you are recording them also. life. At that point in time I did not censor myself much, thereby documenting as much as possible every aspect of my NYC life in my Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. It was as if when the camera was off, my life was on hold. Turn it back on and reality has returned.

Mom and Dad Were Both on my Program but Really Were Not

I have to admit, for the first five of the ten years I would have a cable show, I began to take artistic license. For example, I wanted to do an episode with my parents to show the unstable nature of my childhood. But not only would my parents not have done my show, they lived three thousand miles away in California, one in the mountains and another near SF. So what did I do? I cast the father of a friend (who was a therapist) and an actress I knew. Both “mom” and “dad” looked to be around 60s that at the time worked.

A Sign that MTV is Not Far Away

This was before social media so I would have viewers leave voicemail messages, some of which I would select to be on a next episode. Reponses to the “parents” show went through the roof. Everyone thought that the performers were my actual Madre and Padre. And there was a lot of unstable parenting revealed which viewers seemed to like a lot. In fact, a television production company contacted me to come to their office around the street from where I lived in Manhattan. But when I sat down with them and told them that I did not share any genes with my TV parents, they were very disappointed. Regardless, I took it as a sign that MTV was not far away.

The Public Access Show Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

The parents episode did so well I decided to play around with having a son, one that I did not know I had fathered as a result of a prior relationship of mine. The actress I cast as my ex girlfriend I didn’t know about from a past relationship. The actress playing my ex girlfriend was someone I had worked with when directing a play I wrote that was done in a popular 99 seat theater downtown. Finding someone to play my son was not as easy. But I then decided to cast a kid I knew who had his own public access show too, and had confessed to me that he watched my program and used certain ideas he had gotten from it. I grew to like that concept because it meant dad has a public access TV show and son has one too. The “dad finds out he had a son” episode was a hit as well. And again viewers thought it was real and that the young public access TV host was really my offspring.

MTV? Yes. MTV as I Expected? No.

Before I tell you what happened, I want to first set the stage using a quote from a friend of mine who has been on several reality shows years. He said something along the lines of “The only reality of reality shows is that they are not reality.” Okay, so, keeping in mind the thing my friend said, imagine if you will what happened a few short months after finding out I was I was the father of a “son.” His show, which he admitted borrowing from mine, was, get this PICKED UP BY MTV! I kid (pun intended) you not. True story! It only ran for a season though. And years later I saw the young actor who was now probably in his 30s and was prematurely balding. He was an interview show and was ranting that he had gotten the big opportunity of being an a national channel but had not been able to parlay it into anything. The apple does not fall…

You Have Permission

Innovation

People ask us “What does “USA Create” mean?” I guess it is kind of like a mantra to America in which we affirm that everyone in the country can create whatever they want to create. Feeling that you can create can be a strong motivator to draw upon and potentially leads to innovation in the marketplace.

First Steps

It is sometimes not easy to take those first few steps. There are ways that our minds can occasionally get in the way of our moving toward doing something that can be for the good of all. There is a manner of thinking negative thoughts that can contribute to minimizing our abilities.

Getting Over

How to Get Over the Walls “Walls” is a metaphor that has been used again and again. Its utilization can be tiresome. But thinking of walls as something to be broken can still be useful. For example, you could think in terms of walls as an analogy for suppression of you achieving what you know you can achieve but are not doing so for some reason. Once you consciously utterly understand what this wall consists of, you can then actually find it and knock it down. But do not forget that you can still be afraid in your heart while simultaneously getting rid of what keeps you from doing what you want to do such as pursuing an entrepreneurial project.

Customer Retention and Software Solutions

Retain Your Customers

One of the most important questions to ask is what strategy will you use to get in front of your future customer and make what you are presenting to them impossible to resist? But before you go offering your web wares, ask yourself how you will maintain a high amount of perceived value for your products and services so that once they sign up for your monthly or even annual business, you will be able to retain them What does your product and service do for them? Why do they need what you are selling on an ongoing basis? What is your value-based structure?

Maintain Perceived Value

One possibility is to have various levels that you offer, each one increasing in terms of perceived value, with a higher price tag as well. And make certain to find an online system of how delivery will be made each month and how you will bill them for it. Ideally you want this to be a totally digitally based process and one that is automated. As your customer is enjoying that month’s focus you will then be putting together next one. You need to constantly make them aware of what great things you are doing for them with each new offering.

Keep Your Customers

You want your customer experience to be as seamless as possible making them aware of the ever-increasing benefits to help with keeping them using your digital products or services. Being able to retain those who purchase from you while simultaneously continually bringing in new ones is the lifeblood of what you do. You do not want them to go in and out, you want them to come in and stay.

Software Solutions

The competition, in terms of subscription-based businesses, is harsh. Therefore, you must be clear on what you offer and why it is ideal for your clients. And although there are a lot of moving parts, you want it to be as easy as possible for users to use your system while you promote your differentiation in the marketplace. Thankfully, there are a lot of online solutions to help you to find customers, then bring them onboard followed by billing them and keeping them from leaving. These solutions include search engine advertising purchases and billing systems.

Yianni Stamas Takes a Look at International Mountain Day

A Global Day

The reason that we are celebrating International Mountain Day here at USA Create is because we wish to do our part in building awareness and knowledge around the role of mountains in many of our lives without us even knowing it. It is important to realize that December 11’s International Mountain Day is global and not just a public holiday.

Symbolic Visuals

There is symbolism when it comes to this special day with symbols being designated to International Mountain Day which consists of triangles that represent mountains. And even the United Nations is involved with the process. This is because sadly mountains are at risk due to the global climate continuing to warm and adversely affecting the mountain lives of both animals and people.

Will You Join Us?

Mountains are a large source of our water supply. We need to protect these towering entities. Will you join the millions of people who wish to get the message out about the role mountains play in our lives?

Magicians and Other Entertainers Rule the Remote Explosion

Hope and Gigs

The photo above is place there to represent your glimmer of hope and thoughts regarding getting gigs. It is symbolic of that.

Follow the Client’s Needs

Magicians and Entertainers reading this probably already know, and maybe even have, a remote show. A remote show is when the performer reaches her or his audience with Zoom or other video chat formats. Zoom is definitely one of the best ones, but it is important to be both comfortable with what you offer while simultaneously being ready with what the client wants.

Your Reputation

Of course we recommend the name of this website and blog: USA create. Yes USA, the time is now to create. In this instance we are encouraging entertainers to create. Yes magicians and other entertainers it is critical for your success that you have an outstanding product which is your act. This keeps your reputation solid.

How to Get Press Coverage

Magicians, if you have access to blog publicity such as the network known as the Blog Coalition, you should definitely do it. It’s not necessarily for the traffic, but more for the prestige of having some “press” coverage.

Trust

The idea is to do your research when looking at possible venues. Often it is difficult to create a relationship with the individual who books the talent. But if you have a smoking trailer ready, you can send it to the booker, if you can get her or his email. Be sure to offer both the link and the exact address of your page so they can either click the link or copy and paste the address into their browser. People are hesitant to click on links unless it is from someone they trust.

Next Steps

See Things Differently

Creating new ways of looking at the USA and marketing in America is a part of the mission of USACreate and they have been doing a fine job of it, redefining how we look at promotion.

Next Steps for USA Create

We will be focusing on helping experts and those facilitating experts, to connect with the needs created by the Pandemic.

Should USA CREATE?

Made in America

The rally cry “USA Create,” is still a part of my outlook that the United States would do well to to focus on being innovative. All this with the stamp of “Made in America.”

Belief

Also, in our wonderful country, there are literally thousands, if not millions, of very creative people out there whose creativity goes untapped. To me this is very sad because I believe that the USA should create.

Not Rising to Potential

Do you use your creativity to the upmost? Is your imagination, in all of its various forms, something you get paid to do? For some of us this is the case. But sadly, less than 2 percent of “creative people” make their living being creative. How can this be changed?

You can always reach out to us regarding our communication services including our consulting and digital goods. Or for whatever reason.

Working from Your Heart

Don’t hang your heart out to dry, listen to your heart when creating your customer experience!

Without getting more mushy than not, here is a quote from Helen Keller that can be quite relevant when it comes to running your business:

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

And in a manner of speaking it is important to be working from your gut when attempting to put together your marketing materials online and off. In online marketing you need to be able to have intuitive insight into what you believe your potential customers and clients will be feeling when they read your business copy. Are you writing in a way that interests them? Are you giving them  valuable information? These are two questions we always strive to meet, but don’t always hit the nail on the head.

Hitting the Nail

If you are “building the house” of your website, you want to keep in mind who this “house” is for. Different people are going to respond to different things. For example, if you are reading this, chances are you are a part of our “demographic.” Please don’t process that this is cold hearted of us, it just means that your patch to reach us may have been something we set up in advance to reach you.

How are Your Customers Finding You?

You need to work in reverse when creating content for your website. What is your future customer going to do that will lead her or him to you? Will they find you through a web search? If yes, then you might want to focus on keyword research. Will they find you through a search engine ad? If yes, it’s a good idea to double check your ad copy, making certain it will resonate with them. Will it be through a link from another website? This means thinking of the words in the link leading to your site. And so on. If you are truly going to be coming from the heart, you need to be experiencing this when you create your (USA Create) customer experience!

USA Create Means USA Create

Influencers

USA Create  means USA create. It is a proclamation to Americans to be creative. That is because creativity is at the core of any new ideas or strategy. Do you have a business? Are you frustrated with your marketing results? Many are and it is a problem with a solution. Company’s like DIYdigi.com offer methods of acquiring more customers. In a recent post they talk about influencers and whether they can help you or not?

The Emergence of Digital

There are a lot of digital solutions that in many cases have more impact than if marketing was analog again. Analog meaning not digital. Digital didn’t appear as a marketing tool until the ’90’s and wasn’t fully on the road until the 2010’s. So it really has not been around that long!

Making Your Brand Visible

But regardless if you are promoting yourself analog or digital, the most important thing is that you “create.” You create for yourself a way of advertising yourself that increases you or your business or both visible as a brand.