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This website is a personal  extension of Starks Marketing LLC.,   co-founder Henry Starks, to be used as a relief factor for content and things I can not discuss on my other websites.

I know…. I know, kinda self observed. But don’t you worry, there will be a bunch of guest bloggers and other factors. Such as the contributors and authors I work with on other projects.

Well about the content of this site. It will consist of current events, social media management advice and tips, influence marketing, various cryptocurrency (bitcoin) conversations, music events/ experience and whatever is decided upon. Henry does a lot of content writing for such sites as – Wonderfully FitThat One Annoying GuyStarks Marketing (of course), Mental Mischief Co and many others…

According to HankAccording to Hank’s Tips on How To Generate Traffic Using Only Free Methods

Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.
Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

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According to HankAccording to Hank’s 4 Useful Tips for Successful Cryptocurrency Trading 

The year 2017 was one in which the trading of cryptocurrency became a worldwide boom, and since Bitcoin was introduced, its value has risen to over 1000%. Needless to say, cryptocurrency is volatile. In the past, Bitcoin did not have a high level of volatility like it does now.

These days the price of one Bitcoin may rise or fall by hundreds of dollars within a day, and anybody could suffer unexpected losses. However, traders still find a way around the volatile fluctuation and manage to continue trading while staying in the black.

We will be looking at 4 useful tips for successful Bitcoin trading.

1. Do not invest more than what you can afford to lose 

There is no business that involves financial trading that cannot produce losses. Bitcoin is a highly speculative investment, and no one knows what will happen next. You could see huge gains on a single trade, but you could just as easily and see huge losses. As a result of this high level of speculation, you should invest only what you can afford to lose if there is a crash or dip in the value of Bitcoin.

There is a fact that you must have at the back of your mind—you cannot lose more than you invest, so you should not invest more than you can afford. This will also help you make the right decisions and avoid panic selling when there is a dip in price. You will be able to hold the fort and avoid buying back at a higher price when the value of Bitcoin rises again.

2. Set trade goals 

To keep calm during periods of high volatility, traders should set a price at which they take profits or cut losses beforehand. This eliminates making trade decisions based on emotions or greed.

3. Bitcoin is Seasonal 

In the last seven years, it has been observed that the value of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies stay mostly in a downtrend, but between September to December, the value stays in an uptrend. This is most likely a result of the high level of business activities after the summer and into the winter holidays.

4. Learn how to read charts 

Bitcoin charts help show you how Bitcoin is doing over a particular period. You should be able to study the market trends to make better trading decisions. Technical analysis is of course not an easy skill to develop, but for the purpose of your Bitcoin trading business, as a new trader, you need to spend the necessary time to learn how to stay constantly informed.

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According to HankAccording to Hank’s Quickstart Guide to Setting Up a Private Music Lessons Business

If you’re looking for a side business to do and you’re particularly good at playing an instrument or multiple instruments, then why not consider becoming a music teacher on the side? You can go to people’s homes, have them come to your home, or if you have access to another space to use you can have people come there.

You might be wondering how to even get started in the music lesson business. One key thing is to be organized. Follow these five easy tips to get your music lesson side business off the ground and you’ll be very pleased with the outcome.


You have to let people know that you’re available for music lessons. Your clientele is most likely going to be children; therefore you need to focus on parents and where they’ll be. You can take out an ad in a newspaper, start a Facebook page for your business, and make up flyers and put them in people’s mailboxes, doors, or cars, or at the grocery store.

Reach out to the local schools and see if they’ll help you get the word out about your lessons. Local music stores might refer people out for music lessons, so give them a call and see if they’ll be willing to help you advertise your business.

Have business cards made up and hand them out to people whenever you can and post them to community bulletin boards. Once those calls come in, be prepared to sell yourself as a competent music teacher who can teach to a particular level.

Create a schedule

You need to keep track of the times that you’re available personally to teach lessons, but also of when you have someone coming for that lesson. You need to decide on how long the lessons should be as well. Thirty minutes is a good amount of time for children, especially young children. Too much longer and they’ll get bored and distracted with it.

If you have teens or adults, you might be able to get away with doing hour-long lessons with them, so you’ll need to decide what you want to do. Then you need to decide how well you work and can keep to a schedule. It might be tempting to put students back to back, but you have to be punctual and your clients have to be punctual as well. If you run over into someone else’s time, then you’ll continue to get further and further behind.

For these reasons, it might be beneficial to you to space lessons out a little. This way parents aren’t being forced to wait – something which could deter them from continuing to use you.

You also need to have a policy in mind for what happens if someone can’t make a lesson due to illness. Allow them the opportunity to make it up with either an extra-long lesson the following week or just completely rescheduling for another day of the week if that’s what the parent wants.

Think about the space you’re giving lessons

You will want the space to be clear of clutter and clean and comfortable. You’ll need to have good lighting and of course enough space for you, the student, a chair or chairs, a music stand, and the instrument.

If you are going to travel to people’s homes, then make it clear to them what you’re going to require from them when it comes to the space you teach in. Be reasonable of course; it should be things like a sturdy and firm seat for their child to sit in, a music stand, and good lighting so their child can read the sheet music easily. Ideally this will also be the child’s practice space, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to provide.


The most difficult thing is deciding how much to charge for your service. It’s going to depend on a lot of things. If you are traveling to them, then you will need to factor in possible travel expenses. If you have to rent out space, then you’ll probably want to pass on some of that cost to your clientele. But ultimately you’ll need to make it less than what your local music stores are charging for lessons.

Do your research to see what others are charging for lessons. If you are traveling to them, they might be willing to pay a little more for that because it means one less thing parents have to do, but you have to be reasonable. Just remember to track all of your income, though. If you make any more than $400 in a year, then it must be reported on your taxes.

Teaching methods and equipment

The final thing you’ll need to consider is how you’re going to teach your students. You will need to find a good quality book that has familiar songs, bright colors, and is easy to read and understand. You can ask the parents to buy it themselves or offer it to them as an additional cost during the first lesson. Leave it up to the parents.

You will need to have a good quality music stand, a student-sized chair, and extra things for the instrument that might be needed like reeds which can break or cork grease. It’s also good to have a basic repair kit for instruments that you’ll be teaching, because things happen and you need to be prepared for anything.

Offer rewards – whether it’s stickers for completing a song they’ve been working on for a while or a certificate when they’ve completed a lesson book. It will be good if you have your own instrument to model what you need the child to do in their lesson.

Once you have all of these things in place you should be ready to start a successful side business with private music lessons.

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