What is the DigiRefer System and How Can Knowing it Maybe Change Your Life?

If this is Your “Before” Shot, What is the “After?”

METHOD HOW You Can Maybe “Change Your Life?”

Some pretty bold statements in the title of this blog post. Yes indeed. We do not know about you but if someone starts throwing around claims that what they offer could change your life, we usually roll our eyes and then utter under our breath sarcastically “Yah, right.” Making big promises like saying that you know the secret to Art Gush which can supposedly help you to gush out art from within you.

METHOD HOW to Use the DigiRefer Solution to the Problem of Knowing You Need to be More Creative to Make a Difference in the U.S.A. and the World!

Again, this heading is a bit too grandiose for our taste. We would be quite happy to just be happy let alone inspire others in America and transform the Earth into a better place. Again, achieving the state of mind to be “Happy to be Happy” would be enough. Or for that matter, rather than thinking about things that can cause you pain, maybe even find a moment to chuckle by watching Bigfoot Zombie tap dance.

METHOD HOW to Become “”Happy to be Happy”

Some say this is possible, so let’s look into finding the solution of achieving this. Why? Because in some ways, as seems to be the case with many others, we could be described as being “Unhappy to be Unhappy.”

METHOD HOW to Get into Your Corner What Everyone Knows Needs and Know they Need it, plus, Spoiler Alert, We are Not Speaking of Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness (Despite How Nice it is to Have Those Things)

Or even if we could be happy to “not be totally unhappy,” would, well make us more happy and possibly be more creative. Why become more creative? For us it is because we believe that “Creativity” is one of the most useful solutions to problems so everyone needs it, and owes to themselves to have it.

METHOD HOW to Start to Learn a lesson in “Creativity” Using the DigiRefer System

Look, we have said it before and we will say it again, the most important step in becoming more successful is to stop judging yourself so intensely. If you pulled back just a little bit and let the sunshine in (Sorry, Ugh) there really can live “Happily Ever After.” Really?

METHOD HOW to Overcome Being a Cynic

We are going there? Sure. Why not? Because those, like ourselves, who gag at the thought of “Happily Ever After” could mean we are cynics and as everyone knows. most cynics are disappointed idealists. Plus, if you are the kind of disappointed idealist who believe if you are able to Celebify yourself to become famous, then you would be happy. Not true. Fame does make you happy. But it can mean paychecks to live quite comfortably.

METHOD HOW to Use the “DigiRefer” System as your Pathway to become a “Winner in Business?”

First off, being a “Winner in Business” simply means that rather than trading hours for payment one hour at a time, one who “wins” in the entrepreneurship process, is a person who has figured out how to use “DigiRefer.” But how is this done? What is the METHOD HOW to do it?

METHOD HOW to Go from Being “N.P.” to Become Just “P” thereby Possessing the Ability to Use the DigiRefer System to Get What You Want, Need and Desire

DigiRefer” as an idea can involve those who are creative. DigiRefer is what some use as a term to describe the referring of someone who is versed in some area of the digital industry, to then have that person help out on a project of some kind. We could go into a definition of “Digital” as involving the “Non-Positive” (N.P.) and “Positive” (P).

METHOD HOW to Use DigiRefer in Order to Utilize Digital Roads to Success

But rather than delving into science and complexity, for our purpose’s digital is a way of storing data. For example, if we take a picture with our phone, the image is digital. The picture or data is stored on your phone. And those who specialize as workers in the digital domain, often involve creativity in a digital process, such as putting together a digital video or a digital graphic. We have just barely scratch the surface of what is possible with DIgiRefer and other useful tools.

Yianni Stamas Visits DigiRefer and Shows You How to NOT Judge Yourself when You are Engaged in the Creative Process and are Attempting to Create Something New

If You Have a New Idea Do Not Discredit Yourself Before it is Done

What does that description “New” really mean? Is it a discovery of something never seen before? Or is everything seen as “New” really, technically, never seen before? You may believe that even an idea is not new, because it existed prior in various components and those components have components and so on. Yianni Stamas in some of the blogs of the Blog Coalition has always tried to make it clear the importance of becoming your own friend. Introduce yourself to you such as “You Meet You.”

Is the New Business Process Really “New”?

Look, in a sense there is really nothing new at all about the so-called New Business Process. Some might say that “cutting edge promoting” is merely a compilation of old standard ways of doing things, as they have been done in marketing and promotions in maybe a different format, but still existing for decades, maybe just in a different form.

“Don’t second guess yourself about what is new and what is not. The irony is it could get you stuck in a negative loop, hence missing a chance to make something new!

There is a Reason Products often Use the Phrase “New and Improved”

Using the term “New” definitely makes some people feel uncomfortable though, because for all they know someone else may have come up with this exact take on business years ago. And it is probably the case. But in the end it is just marketing.

What is the First Step?

Now let’s begin to break it down. What is the “New (?) Business Process?” It is a 10 step process for Producer Creators to develop an idea further. We all have ideas from time to time regarding business, but then often throw them to the side thinking that it was not a good idea anyway. Or was it?

How do You Know if an Idea is Good or Bad?

The funny thing is that even if in its current incarnation you think your concept is bad, maybe you could make it into something you can get excited about. And maybe this thought can be a part of a rationale that leads to continuing to continue.

Yiann Stamas adds “Don’t Start Beating Yourself Up Before You Even Get in the Race,” there are Enough People Out there Who Will Do that for You!”

So what can I do to make this a little more to the point? We all know the clique that “writing is rewriting.” Some go further with this statement by using the metaphor of an idea being like a block of ice. Right now it is, well, a block of ice. But maybe you have a vision of some kind thinking about how you can carve it into a sculpture of a person, place or thing?

Is Your Ice Sculpture New?

If you made a block of ice into a person, is that new? Is the figure you are working on have something familiar about it? We are all working in one way or another with the source of years of experiences. These experiences could prompt you to use an idea from your past, that you do not even remember you had.

And now it is that notion that is prompting you, which you think is new but is actually a subconscious memory. So is what you have made new? As Yianni Stamas says in leaving “If it is new to you that is all that really matters!”

RESEARCH Your Way To Success

It has Never Been Easier to Become Known as an Expert, for More Keep an Eye Out for “Method How”

“Method How” To Teach RESEARCH Like A Pro

You are most likely here because you want to learn the “Method How” to create a digital learning product, make money from it, while simultaneously positioning yourself as an expert in your field. Is that correct? But you might be wondering why the heading above is “Method How” To Teach RESEARCH Like A Pro?” You might find this odd because all you really want to do is to create a product and position yourself in your industry. Well, there is more to it.

“Method How” To Make More RESEARCH By Doing Less

We do not have space to completely get into being an educator here, but when the “Method How” project comes into being it will all become crystal clear. And by the way, the rumors are true, we are working with the website “Market Your Journey” as well as 8 others, which ads up to 10 of us as collaborators in the Blog Coalition which currently has 57 sites in total.

RESEARCH is an Incredibly Easy “Method How” that Works for All

Why are we working with other blogs? Because in this instance more is better in terms of getting the word out about a new digital learning product the is a collaboration of those of us who are collaborating. You really can do more in less time when you understand how to tap into your subconscious. We have already told more than we were trying to, which probably makes it even more confusing. But we will leave while saying that if you want to create your own digital learning product and in the process become better known as an expert, stay tuned. Or, if we do not have more content here about that topic, just be sure to check in on the evolution of “Method How.”

Can Hypnosis Help You Promote Your Business and if so, what is the “Method How?”

“You are Getting Sleepy, Very Sleepy!”

Are Advertisers Putting Us in a Trance?

When some think of the term “Hypnosis” in their mind they see old movies in which a person stares into a swirling spiral that goes around and around as the hypnotist says, “You are getting sleepy, very sleepy.” This is often then followed by the person doing the hypnotizing orders to do something that the person hypnotized would not normally do.

But is hypnotism real? Can it Play a Role in Your Business?

To begin to unpack the answers to these questions it is important to make a note. Hypnotism is often portrayed as someone controlling someone else and getting them to do things against their will. Is it possible for you to hire a hypnotist with an expertise in promotions, to put people into a waking state of sleep during which they are told to purchase what you are selling, followed by them doing this? What do you think?

The Truth About Hypnotism for Building Awareness About Your Business

Sure, it would be great if you could wave a magic wand and get people to buy your products and services, and in movies, television and entertainment streaming online, this is sometimes portrayed as a solid selling tool. But the reality is that even if you are able to actually hypnotize the viewer regarding your promoting of your wares, it has been scientifically proven that you can’t get an individual who is under hypnosis to do something that they would not do when awake. In short, you cannot get someone under control to do your bidding and make purchases from you unless the problem you solve is something that in their everyday life they have need for and might buy.

Is Hypnosis Valuable in Any Way in Marketing?

You may have heard the theory about how in a movie theater someone flashed on the screen for less than a second the image of popcorn so that the audience would subliminally get it stuck in their unconscious minds that they should buy popcorn, thereby causing them to go purchase a snack. The jury is out on whether or not this actually works. There are claims that tests have been done to show it is effective, whereas on the other side, there are marketing experts who say that it is pure hokum. Think about it this way. If flashing subliminal messages really works as a marketing tool, everyone would be doing it.

What Good Can Hypnotism do for Promoting?

If you are a marketer or a small business owner and feel deep inside that hypnotism would work well for your business, by all means do it. Go to a hypnotist and use it to help you stop smoking or even to come up with advertising ideas. Look, hypnotism is a topic that interests a lot of people, so if your market is enchanted with the idea of being hypnotized, it could become a topic of your advertising, that potentially be more effective than flashing “Buy this Now” for a millisecond!

DigiRefer and How Digital Referrals Can Make a Difference for Your Business, Plus a Look at the New Hire Online Culture

Things have changed dramatically even in the last five years. Yes, in just half a decade ago, remote workers were not a mainstream concept. Because of better technology and COVID, all that has changed. Business for many is different than it used to be.

Like most things there are pros and cons of hiring online and then working with that individual digitally. Clearly, referrals by someone in your industry who you trust is the best possible solution. But this is not always possible.

We live in a world where reviews are vital. If you have never worked with a specific freelancer before, even with that person having good reviews, for you it is still a gamble. Most freelancer digital worker sites give you ways you can observe your hire doing the work, which is especially important if you are being charged by the hour.

Another protection that can help you as well, is that most online dig refer sites give you a way that you can inspect the work before you pay. This is helpful because it means that if you are unhappy with the outcome, you can get them to try again, now maybe with the worker having a clearer idea of what you want.

The flip side of scrutinizing remote workers is that just as you can positive or negative reviews of a person, they can do the same back to you, with both side of this often being visible to all.

But moving aside for the moment the downsides of online hiring, the benefits are quite remarkable for those on a budget for which they do not have room for hiring more employees. It now becomes possible to hire on a project-by-project basis, rather than the expense of an employee, either part or full time.

Also, although you still have to go through a worker vetting process, it is a lot faster and easier than do in-person interviews and then tracking the hire.

And Things Continue to Change Because the Only Constant is, well, You Know…But Wait, Aren’t We Really Just Going Around in Circles?!”

Rebel Without a Voice

As we make our way through inflation, COVID, and sad to say, a country divided, we find ourselves metamorphizing our original concept of “DigiRefer” as being an organization that does digital referrals, and instead seem to be becoming a group committed to marketing with the goal and mission to help those in need of specific promotional strategies.

This change came quite by accident really. I was speaking with Marketer Magician, and we were discussing our two favorite topics: marketing and magic. The keystone of the banter back and forth was to key in on the best possible way to identify and reach the exact right person to be a customer of your company and its offer.

Easier said than done though. Because as we delved deeper and deeper it became clear to us, we were both a long way away from achieving this goal. The desired objective of course, is that the exact moment your ideal customer is searching for, you are there to provide it to them. But this requires being a “voice” in your industry, and the best that we could see is that each of us was a rebel without a voice.

They are Big Because they Must be Trustworthy, Right?

We got deeper into the concept of, in a sense, screening who to let in. Of course, the simple way to do this is to actually list the kinds of jobs, agencies and production companies that you are a fit for, and then to pursue them.

Look, if you are a marketer, or work in the web world, then you know that you need to reach someone who is actually interested in your offer. But the real question is, how do you reach that person to put them on track with your own brand’s customer journey? It is easier said than done to ultimately nail a sale.

If you have dollars to waste and burn, then the knee jerk reaction would be to immediately give everything you’ve got to a search engine or social media platform and assign them the task of finding for you your perfect customer from their database and link them to you for a big fee.

Are We Saying to Big Brands “Feel Free to use my Identity?

The biggies are able to monetize our private information with our blessings because we choose to live in a stupor. We choose not to see what is really going on which is that in the end, the mega corps are really advertising agencies that sell our most private info for big bucks. And we let them do this. Why? Because they give us teensy weensy digital trinkets like “free” email addresses, ways to communicate with friends, and document makers.

Why do people give up their most private information for little “digital trinkets?” Maybe it is because most people trust big brands, thinking to themselves that social and search corporations are big for a reason, that they are mostly trustable. Because if they were not, why then would so many people work with them? Ask that same question of any dictator.

Is There a Better Way?

If you have a heart but have used the ad services of search engine and social media platforms, you may have wondered to yourself,

“Is there any other way of targeting and audience?”

Watch now as the SEO and Content Marketing folks pop out of the woodwork and tell you about how they will optimize your site so that you are found by, get this, search engines! That’s right, the so-called “alternative methods” of reaching people still is ultimately ruled over by the search and social undercover advertising agencies. But is there a better way? Or to put it another way,

“What are our options?”

Although most likely we are now actually in the grips of “Big Brother,” it is still reassuring to believe that a highly moral solution is just around the corner. Although they are likely a bit deluded, DIY Digi is searching for a “win win solution.”

The Search for the Next Big Idea

Out of My Subconscious Emerged What I Really Should be Focusing on

For the past few hours I have been writing what I thought was going to be a post for this blog, but soon realized that instead of what I thought I was writing, what I was actually doing was detailing my latest “plan.”

Which One is the “Ultimate Must-Do?”

For several months I have been going down the rocky path of making my way through a multitude of different ideas of what I thought I was going to be doing next. But each concept I came up with would inevitably mutate into to yet another direction. Time and time again I would arrive at what I thought was “The One” but it would suddenly transform into yet another so-called “Ultimate Must-Do .”

Changing Action Plan, After Action Plan, After Action Plan

Needless to say, this has frequently led to me feeling frazzled and unclear. This especially true because throughout the years, when I was looking for my next entrepreneurial undertaking the formula was simple. I would decide on the coming direction based on need at first, but also on the vision aspect. Additionally, another thing that informed my decision was based on the latest technology and having access to it before others, giving me an edge. But I’ve had no such luck recently. Nothing truly connected to cutting edge media has been uncovered. It is always “back to the drawing board.” I have creating computer folder after folder containing the info and images I have generated, hoping that this would be the action plan to stick with.

Is This the One?

I read something yesterday in a blog post that I found quite interesting and accurate in defining what I have been going through. The author was exploring methods for success, examining various approaches of goal setting and follow-through in regards to them. Specifically, the entry was about the way that we sometimes can not find what we are looking for, believing the next fleeting contestant is the one we surely will stay with.

How to Find What You are Seeking

The moral of the story of the article I was reading online, is that when faced with many choices, pick one and stick with it. Even though there will be times that you will feel that the concept you are currently working on is the worst idea ever, keep working on it anyway and eventually it will evolve into what you have been seeking.

Kicked Off of the Conveyor Belt

This insight resonates with me. I am the kind of person who never has a lack of new material formulating in my mind. My brain is often in overdrive, popping out new stuff onto the conveyor belt, only to have it kicked to the floor, making way for the next choice, and then the one after that, and the one after that. This has been my experience lately.

Been There, Done That

The ray of hope though, is that I realized as I jotted words down for what I thought originally was going to be today’s blog content. As I mentioned earlier, I found that what I was writing was turning out to not be the blog post I thought I was composing. Instead it had transformed from being a website entry to the beginning of writing a blueprint for a fresh way of looking at a concept that I had before.

Process

I have been rather secretive in my process as of late. The reason for keeping it under wraps is because until I was certain about something, mums the word (pun intended for those in the know). Because there is nothing worse than revealing a project idea stating “This is what I am going to do” only to, almost immediately, abandon it and move onto the next contender. Letting the cat out of the bag so to speak, has its headaches.

Hope

There is a  possible light at the end of the tunnel though. The last 3 ideas I have had for what is next, have themselves been interspersed with a return to a certain concept. Three times went back to it. Fingers crossed.

Digirefer in Holding Pattern and Hoping for Reinvention so that on their Return they Can Reach Out to You

An Online Solution?

In addition to having many other sources for possible income, digirefer.com can occasionally be a go-to solution for those who are seeking new work opportunities. But now that many digital freelancers have lost their primary jobs due to cutbacks brought on by the Coronavirus, it has become much more difficult to find freelance work. The dream is that someone would centralize a solution in the interest of many by founding a place to go for those who make their living on the internet. In reaction to this dream Digirefer made this statement:

 “At Digirefer we wish we could be your solution today, but sadly we cannot. We are forced to go into a holding pattern. Our apology to all those who are negatively impacted by this action. We hope that during our recess we will be able to reinvent ourselves to better serve you tomorrow.”

The Pandemic has had an Impact on Digital Workers

Because of the pandemic and building competition, to best serve those who they work w, digirefer is in a holding pattern to allow themselves to be able to have a focus on reinventing themselves with greater access to employment leads. Having a place to get leads would be extremely helpful considering the deluge of digital creatives seeking work online. This problem just gets worse, even as the virus is easing up. It is especially challenging for emerging digital freelancers who have not yet established themselves in the industry. They are the first ones to get left out.

Do not Wait Around, Act

But is there a place that someone looking for digital work, despite the dog-eat-dog realities of there being too many people all hoping to land the few gigs that are available. The short answer for someone on the job search is that they do not give up and instead continue to make the rounds, tapping into those who have relationships and could potentially set up meetings for them. Obvious, yes. But not all those in need are remaining active in their search. And maybe one day Digifer will return, having a new and better business model for helping those they serve.

Discovering Your Digital Tool Needs

The Key is to Get Started

DigiRefer literally means a service that can provide referrals to your best fit digital experts who can then in turn help you with your digital packaging needs. Needs include websites, online videos and so on. We by no means are trying to sell you on the products and services of DigiRefer but rather are using them as an example of a strategy you can use to get the help you require to keep climbing that ladder rung by rung, gate keeper to gate keeper.

Do the Research

When you are seeking out those who can make you digital tools, it is a good idea to do a web search using keywords that include the industry you are in and what kind of digital tools you need. How do you know what kind of tools you are looking for? This information is found by researching others who are higher up on the ladder than you are. Research the kind of tools they used at various stages of their career or business.

Looking for a Good Fit

But keep in mind that the digital tools that you need to have created for you, are a part of a strategy to help get you through that next door. Different levels of your pursuit require different tools adapted to each stage. Although it is a good idea to take your cues from what worked for successful people in your industry, there is a strategy that could be a good fit depending on what industry you are in.

Succeeding in Your Niche

If your industry is very niche and requires having experts in that niche, you need to position yourself as an expert. This starts with you being an expert in your field. But once this has been achieved, how do you then climb the ladder of visibility to become KNOWN as an expert throughout your industry? One might think that the way to do this is through showing your impressive resume and accomplishments. Although there is a time and place for this, what your readers or viewers are going to be most interested in is getting from you, good solid information that helps to solve problems that are faced in your industry.

Provide Value

The irony is that to become well known yourself is not to put the focus on YOU but rather is achieved through you helping others in your industry. In other words, take the spotlight off you and shine the light on the needs and solutions of those you help in your industry. This can be done through having a blog, or video or even social media platforms. If going the social media route makes sense, you want to be certain that you interact with your audience looking to help solve their problems related to your industry. Answer their questions and provide them with information of value to them.

Gathering Data

The providing of good information to others is a way you can grow your business, especially if you are in an industry that makes a product or service that requires special expertise to implement. This makes it more likely that even when you provide information to others that they are not likely to do it themselves. This increases the odds in your favor that they will become your clients. That is why when you help people to gain industry knowledge, you are building trust with them that if handled properly could result in having those who you help to become your customers. One way you can capture their information is by having a newsletter that is delivered weekly or monthly.

Gain Respect

A great way of maximizing the potential for your newsletter to lead to getting new clients, requires a strategy that seems counter intuitive. This strategy it to charge people money to receive your newsletter. That is right, if you have a monthly fee that is automatically paid to you monthly through your customer’s credit card, this can result in the recipient of your paid newsletter to eventually seek you out for your products and services. Why? Because when they pay you for your niche information, they tend to have more respect for your knowledge than when they get it for free.

Digital Tools

The more you entertain, inspire, and provide useful knowledge that solves the problems for those in your industry, the more likely you are to have them eventually work with you. Become a face they know and grow to trust. Stay away from inundating them with tons of words and instead show them how to maximize their industry pursuits digitally. The need for online and digital solutions is especially important because due to the Pandemic many people remain in their homes and rely on their phones and computers to move their businesses forward. If you want to move forward yourself in your business or career, be sure to get the digital tools you need as well.

Yianni Stamas Cries Out Joyfully: “Let it be know that Today is the Winter Solstice Which is a Great Time to Reflect on the Fact that DigiRefer is More than Just a Tool, it is a Way to Bring People Together

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

The photo above is of Winter snow here in Manhattan. A time for sledding with your kid or kids and yes, the Winter Solstice.

A Time of Celebration

Hi Everyone Y.E.S. here (Yianni Euripides Stamas) reiterating that the Winter Solstice arrived and that it is a time of celebration for various cultures across the globe.

Wikipedia points out that other versions of the Winter Solstice internationally include:

  • Alban Arthan (Welsh)
  • Blue Christmas (holiday) (Western Christian)
  • Brumalia (Ancient Rome)
  • Dongzhi Festival (East Asia)
  • Korochun (Slavic)
  • Sanghamitta Day (Theravada Buddhism)

And so on.

Pandemic and Division

Also it is a time of thanks from DigiRefer. We are happy if you have used DigiRefer as a tool in your toolbox for getting the digital workers you need to create your art or business endeavors. All we ask in return is that you use your newfound power as a manager to focus on things that are good for your community whether online or off. The more people who are focused on service the better it will be in these challenging times of a Pandemic and a division between the folks in our great country.