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How to make an effective Youtube ad

How to make an effective Youtube ad

Here is what I think about how to make an effective Youtube ad

I would like to attract some people to my programming meetup group so I need to come up with a strategy for how to make an effective Youtube ad.

What I want them to do is complete a form on my website The desired outcome of an ad is an important consideration and a good one to start with.

Here is my copy or exactly what I am going to say to the camera.


I want you to join the Enid Programming Meetup. Let me tell you why.

  1. If you are interested in programming and tech you will get to meet like minded locals.
  2. If you are interested in learning about programming and tech we can learn together.
  3. Let’s be honest this is the most fun and interesting thing going on in Enid.

Click the link in the top right corner then complete the interest form to join now.



How to be self sufficient by living in a bus

How to be self sufficient by living in a bus

How to be self sufficient

How to be self sufficient, and other lessons learned by choosing to live in a converted school bus.

My name is Dan and I want to share with you my journey to become as self sufficient as reasonably possibly without completely dropping out of society. If you have the itch to live on the edge of the world and have the freedom to pursue your dreams like I do then I want you to be able to learn from my missteps.

Not just how to be self sufficient; why be self sufficient?

I grew up in a suburb of Chicago and I always felt as if I didn’t belong. When I was a boy I went out into the fields to find adventure. I would build huts near a stream and stay out for hours pretending to live off the land.

When I grew up I left Chicago with my wife to strike out on our own. I worked many jobs but didn’t find them as fulfilling as I felt I needed. I didn’t want to be like my parents and work my life away for someone else.

A practical guide of how to be self sufficient

I am going to attempt to break down self sufficiency into it’s smallest components. Then I am going to attempt to explain methods to achieve self sufficiency in those various categories.

  • Economic
  • Sustinence
  • Energy
  • Waste

Let’s start with economic self sufficiency. Economic self sufficiency is two part, having the skills to provide enough resources for yourself, and making the choices to distance or remove yourself from the economic system as much as possible.

To be economically self sufficient you need to have a skill that will provide you with the every resource you will expend.

In other words you need to do 3 things to become self sufficient;
1. Get a job or start a business
2. Grow and butcher your own food
3. Generate your own power
4. Manage your waste

After reading this you should have a practical understanding of how to achieve self sufficiency in all of these areas.

If you are interested in learning more about converted skoolies, check out

How To Start A Self Hosted WordPress Blog

How To Start A Self Hosted WordPress Blog

The Easy Way How To Start A Self Hosted WordPress Blog

If you are wondering whether or not you should start a blog I’m going to tell you that you should. Not only am I going to tell you that you should, I am going to tell you the easy way how to do it. The easy way how to start a self-hosted wordpress blog.

  1. Go to
    • is my preferred dns and hosting platform. They are really affordable, have great customer service, and are easy to use.
  2. Purchase a domain with hosting
  3. Log into cpanel
    • you will get a cpanel username and password when you sign up for shared hosting.
  4. Go to Softlicious
    • Once you are logged into cpanel you can scroll to the bottom of your dashboard and you will see softlicious apps
  5. Install WordPress
    • WordPress is the best CMS in my personal opinion. If down the road you want to pivot your blog into an ecommerce site wordpress has you covered.
  6. Install plugins
    • Check out this article that I wrote. It details exactly what you plugins you ought to install off the bat.
  7. Blog about your expertise and experience
    • This how to article is as much for me as for you. I always struggled trying to build a website for various reasons. One, that I didn’t know how make a self hosted site with wordpress. Blog about whatever you actually like and build an audience.
Urban Farm Business Plan

Urban Farm Business Plan

It is 11:08pm. I can’t sleep because I’m thinking of writing an urban farm business plan.

I keep coming back to the idea that I need to farm. Farming feels like it is calling out to me. I dont want to stsrt just any farm, I want to start an urban farm on other peoples’ property.

I’m rusty and haven’t wrote a business plan for quite a while, but thats okay. I will structure the busines plan later.

Executive summary: The vision is a company that practices sustainable farming methods on donated private land, land which is worked my military spouses. I want to create a company that nourishes the earth, the community, and the team.

Beginning with startup expenses.

  • Seed
  • Fencing
  • Fertilizer
  • Water
  • Cost to enter markets
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Legal filing
  • Tools

Next, SWOT analysis

Third, projected revenues and a bit about various  sales channels.

After, marketing plan.



Auctioneer SEO

Auctioneer SEO

How To Do Auctioneer SEO Quick…

As an auctioneer SEO is probably important to you. If it isn’t it should be. This is how I plan to do Auctioneer SEO.

Top 15 Keywords for Auctioneer SEO

  1. “Auction Time” – 74,000 monthly searches – suggested bid $0.75
  2. “equipment trader” – 27,100 monthly searches – suggested bid $0.62
  3. “ritchie brothers auction” – 27100 monthly searches – suggested bid $0.12
  4. ¬†“liveauctioneers” – 60,500 monthly searches – suggested bid $0.35
  5. “auction house” – 12,100 monthly searches – suggested bid $1.42
  6. “auction” – 110,000 monthly searches – suggested bid $0.51

I know Wiggins just started doing facebook targeting. You can too. Since Wiggins began using facebook targeting, they just had their largest turnout for an auction to date.

Ritchie Brothers is a search term that you can get placement for. I can create a landing page related to why Lippard is better than Ritchie Brothers. That landing page will funnel folks to subscribe to an email list which will be used to make them aware of new auctions.

If we collect emails we can do a live streamed auction.

Wiggins has a youtube account but their content is super generic. They have drone footage which is neat but no one is watching because it is boring. It is drone footage set to an old country song. I would tell a story about the land in the video.

Lippard also has a generic Youtube account with bad optimization.

Auction vision and realty vision

Tactics as of 2015:

  • direct mail
  • Email Blasts through proxybit
  • landsofamerica
  • landflip
  • landwatch
  • pinterest
  • auctionzip
  • facebook
  • mls sites
  • spider tools

Opportunity to automate this process of posting on all of these mediums with zapier.

List of Questions

  • What is the goal of your website? Are you open to redesign?
  • What gets you excited about this business?
  • Where do you see this business in 2020?
  • What are you struggling with most?
  • Why do you want an SEO?
  • What are your expectations for an SEO?
  • What current strategies are working to attract customers and clients.


Startup In Your Hometown

Startup In Your Hometown

Benefits Of Creating A Startup Your Home Town.

If you are a twenty something and you are creating a startup company I want to stress to you don’t need to relocated to a metropolis. Start that company on your home turf there are some awesome perks to being from a little town. Even though there are certainly some good reasons to move your company there is major power of home field advantage.

Home field advantage and how it applies to startups.

In the past couple of weeks I have started working with a new startup in Enid, Oklahoma. One of the two cofounders has lived here all of his life. There isn’t a bustling startup scene in Enid. There isn’t a super deep talent pool. You could name a million things that Enid doesn’t have that a city does. What you don’t get from a city is the pre-existing social connections that you probably don’t even realize you have in your home town.

Yesterday was really my first day at this startup and at least two amazing things happened that I would have never experienced back in Chicago. First, I made presales for our app in development. Second, I was invited to a young professional group lunch where I got to meet some more

The community in a small town is looking for a win. People who live in work in small towns and are doing adequately well want to pull you up with them.

The most important marketing tactic is arguably word of mouth and word moves in a small town. I made my first sale and was referred immediately to a second sale. When I showed up they were all ready to write a check.



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