Sunday, March 22, 2020

How to use ~ Join a Zoom meeting

The Corona Virus has pushed everyone into "Social Distancing." All the restaurants in my area offer only take-out and delivery - there is no dine-in dining. Theaters and bars and gyms and beaches are all closed!

Fortunately, the Internet provides us an opportunity to connect face-to-face using video software!

How To Use Zoom: 
Join a Zoom Meeting

First, you do not need a Zoom account to join a meeting that someone else has set up. At the bottom of this article you can see how to join a meeting that I have set up.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Blogging For Money!

I am a SCORE volunteer.  (See the link above.) I recently mentored someone who had a passion for writing, and wanted to eventually turn that passion into cash.

Here is my advice on...

How to Make Money Blogging

I had asked, "What does your workday look like one year from now?"

My question about was to help you imagine where you want to end up; how do you envision your day as a successful business person.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

How to create revenue…

Credit where credit is due!

Barbara Grassey

Barbara wrote a great article titled “Direct and Indirect Revenue Generating Activities” ~ the article is posted on her website (

Barbara starts the article with a quote that I hold dear:
Revenue generating activities (RGAs) should be the first thing on every entrepreneur’s to-do list—every day. 
"I know this. You know this. Articles shout this from the rooftops.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 New Year Resolutions

Start The Year Right!

This showed up on my reading list, and the words inspire me for this next year:

  1. Bring value to the customer.
  2. Provide 51% of the value in a relationship, whether its's with an employee, a client, or a stranger.
  3. Always play the long game of lifetime value.
  4. Smart work will never replace hard work; it only supplements it.
  5. People are your most important commodity.
  6. Patience matters.
  7. Never be romantic about how you make your money.
  8. Try to put yourself out of business daily.
-- Gary Vaynerchuk
(AKA "Gary Vee")

Monday, October 14, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

All About Internet Video Hardware/Software

Rick's Internet Video Recommendations

Let's go shopping on Amazon for a web cam!
(Microphone shopping begins at the 2:48 mark.)

I have several software packages to recommend, too. They are listed below, after links to products mentioned in the video.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"Follow By Email"

On the sidebar to the right is an innocuous box that invites you to submit your email address.

When you do that, you will receive notifications delivered to that address when a new article has been posted to this blog!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Practice ZOOM-ing!

Would you like to meet face-to-face with your customers, friends and family without having to drive there?

You'll need a tablet or a laptop or a desktop PC with a microphone & speakers. A webcam for your desktop PC is a decided plus!

ZOOM will allow two people to communicate from two different locations using the Internet. People can see each other, talk real time and, as appropriate, share computer desktops.

Zoom is one of the few products that works equally well on both Apple and Windows computers.

Now, you can practice and learn with me!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Rick's Reading List - WordPress

I subscribe to many email lists. When I read something interesting, I capture the link.

Now, for YOUR reading pleasure...