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7 Unique Business Ideas to Start in 2023
We all have the same number of hours in each day, but we're still able to use them to achieve different things. While some people may use their hours to go to work and make money, others may use their hours to start a small business and earn even more money. But how do you go about starting a business? Where do you even get the ideas for your business?figueredoc
The Millenial Post
Introduction This is my thousandth story on Vocal. I certainly didn't expect this and wasn't sure whether this would be a poem or something more involved. On thinking, the poem limit on Vocal is just a hundred words and at this point, I have already written fifty words and I have not yet begun to say what I want to say.Mike Singleton - Mikeydred
Is Wattpad a Scam? Can You Still Make Money From Wattpad in 2023?
UPDATE (2022–12–22): It is my intent to empower aspiring and novice writers, as well as inform them of their publishing options in the online space. In a recent post, I used language that positioned the company Wattpad in an unfair and deleterious light.Shamona Pretz
The Accident Response Team Promotional Vehicle: A Marketing Case Study in How to Stand Out in Our Noisy, Busy World Today
Introduction As a strategic management consultant and professor, I can say that without a doubt, all companies - whether they are big or small, multinational or local, product or service-focused - struggle today more than ever with one thing: Gaining the attention of the people they want to become their customers. In an environment where we are constantly bombarded by stimuli, to the point where our senses can become overloaded with the sights and sounds of our modern, tech-enabled lives, marketing messages often get lost in all of the “noise.” Advertising and promotional efforts that are crucial to driving firms’ sales and revenues are often today simply lost in the milieu of our daily lives. And as such, whatever form of advertising media we are talking about, from TV commercials to social media ads to billboards and more, all of this paid promotion is easier than easier than ever for consumers to simply ignore - or to miss - with all the “noise” that is part of our very noise modern existence. This means that the marketing arms of all firms today are being challenged, more than ever before, with the task of getting potential customers to see them, to think about them, and yes, to buy from them. This also means that they must also worker harder than ever to justify all of the many dollars that go into their marketing, advertising, and promotional efforts.David Wyld
Don’t Allow Negative People To Steal Your Dreams
One of my favorite things I enjoy doing is helping other writers build their confidence. It’s amazing to see newer writers who are a bit shy and reluctant to share their writing at first succeed and develop into confident, talented writers.Jason Provencio
People Who Inspired Me To Be A Writer: DMX
"To live is to suffer, but to survive, well that's to find meaning in the suffering." - DMX. As a writer I draw influence from many people and places, including the areas of my other passions, one of which is of course music. I've been rapping my whole life and Hip Hop is a part of my entire soul. I've done a lot of writing as a lyricist and one of my top three favorite rappers of all time has played one of the biggest roles in that lyrical influence: Earl "DMX" Simmons.Joe Patterson
The Writer's Heroic Journey (+ Tips to Get Unstuck at Any Stage)
A writer's creative journey is never linear. Just like our characters, we experience everything from curiosity and excitement, to self-doubt and despair, only to restart the cycle a few days - or sometimes hours - later. Sound familiar?R. J. Rani
101 Vocal Stories
Yesterday, I published my 100th story on Vocal: a recap of my winning submissions from a contest I entered over the summer. The Behind the Vision contest coincided with the Fantasy Prologue Challenge and my Vocal debut. In the sixish months since, I've learned a lot of things about the platform, the people, and the prizes that motivate so many of us to pour our souls out, six hundred words at a time. I'd like to take a moment to share that knowledge with any newcomers considering a Vocal+ membership and those veterans who may feel frustrated and unseen.Michelle Truman | Prose and Puns | Noyath Books
The Important Matter of Getting a Vocal Top Story
The Important Matter of Getting a Vocal Top Story Don't let your ego free-fall You finally did it! One of your articles made it to Top Story placement! Exciting! You get caught up in the validation, the monetary rewards, the accolades! The feeling of greatness! “Yes! Yes, I am a great writer!”KJ Aartila
Forget Insta-Famous. Aspire to be Vocal-Famous.
Lana Turner had the drugstore; James Bay had Youtube; Winnie Harlow had Instagram, and for many of us writing online, we're hoping someday someone will write So&So had Vocal.Call Me Les
And the Worst Manager for ANY Year Award Goes to….
“We are no longer tolerating ANY EXCUSE for calling off. If you’re sick, you need to come prove it to us. If your dog died, you need to bring him in and prove it to us. If its (sp) a ‘family emergency’ and you can’t say, too bad. Go work somewhere else. If you only want morning shifts, too bad go work at a bank. If anyone from here on out calls off more than ONCE in the next 30 days you will not have a job.” — From an email from a now former manager of the Olive Garden in suburban Kansas CityDavid Wyld
Please Don’t Read This Blog
Please don’t read this blog. There are hundreds of thousands of other blogs to choose from. There are more coming soon, just waiting to be published. Every time I refresh my browser, there are brand new articles and blogs to be scrolled through.Jason Provencio