Like a mad scientist mixing up potions, we invite you to dive right in and head up the experiment of developing your own take on the information contained here. It is not necessarily vital that you read it all in order, because this website was developed with the intention of providing you with different resources that you can apply as you see fit.
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
Recession Has Not Affected Us Much
Look, business has been good for us in this age of the Coronavirus. We are sad that so many have suffered and are taking steps to make a difference in their lives. Meanwhile we are grateful for what we have. We’ve been especially fortunate that we possess an organization that functions entirely online which for the moment has made it recession proof to a certain extents.
Some business owners, due to COVID-19, have unfortunately been having a difficult time adding to their bottom line because they did not engage in Digital Transformation. Businesses like ours, which are all online, have had an unfair edge in bringing in a profit. People, in these challenging times, have moved to the internet for business sources. Giving back is very important. Help others.
When we first created DigiRefer we did get some flack for having gone totally cyber. But clearly it has paid off. And this system can pay off for you too. It’s really quite simple. Put as many of the processes, products and services that you can, put online. The fact is you probably know your business and the functionality need so go there first. Look at the outcomes you need and desire and then make them possible on the web. For extra help in this area you can talk to DIYdigi. They have been very helpful for us. If you go to their homepage you can get free stuff including a marketing newsletter, eBook and marketing plan.
And philosophically we have been experiencing on a high level of gratitude for being able to sustain ourselves through online means. For the moment we feel the best of both worlds, but we never forget we have to continue to be actively involved in the process.
Living Where You Work
Although some digital workers are having a challenging time, overall the online freelancers that we work with are doing well. In some ways the web is thriving in that it is a destination that people have more than ever as they work and live in their homes.
Trying to Rebuild
Unfortunately, many businesses were hit twice. Once by Coronavirus and again by the organized crime against small business with the vandalizing and looting. For some businesses there is no future for them, while others are desperately picking up the pieces and are trying to rebuild.
And that is where online workers come in. These special freelancers who are a part of the DigiRefer family are building back dreams for the small business world. Freelancers are helping entrepreneurs to have renewed hope.
Digerefer is more than just a place to get digital workers to help you with your projects. It is also the destination for your phone. If you are like many people, chances are that you do much of your work through your phone. And this mode of working is only going to expand.
From Anywhere in the World
Having a phone to be able to control your “media empire” is a great thing. It can mean that you can do what you do from anywhere in the world.
If your phone is not your destination then you might consider making it so. Do your key work digitally in your phone which is your destination.
People Love Their Websites
It’s a bit overwhelming how vibrant the web industry in spite of (or maybe because of) COVID-19. In terms of our involvement in referring people for digital jobs, the need has been high. Why is this? Maybe because the nation has a lot of time on their hands to do things such as looking at websites online.
Possibility of Illness
Who is to make these sites? Those from Digirefer of course. But does this change the feeling of being trapped in one of the worst outbreaks in history? Not really. Because even though we are grateful for the work generated, we still face the very real possibility of getting sick.
Painful Yet Booming
We are trapped in the best city in the world but now the most hurting city in the world in terms of the coronavirus. Such sadness of our wonderful home facing such tragedy. In NYC we were first told by officials that we had nothing to worry about, the chances of getting the disease was small. And then within a very short amount of time, we became the most infected metropolis. So how does that affect the process of Digirefer? It’s a backdrop of pain as the Digirefer undertaking booms.
A New Partnership
DigiRefer is excited to reveal that we have partnered up with USA How To at USAhowto.com. This is an educational and marketing company that uses “How To” eBooks to teach users to use tools that are available through USA How To.
DigiRefer Online Worker Freelancers
DigiRefer is honored to be helping USA How To by providing them with media freelancers to work on their projects.
Times have changed and media is now in the hands of the consumer which means that digital creators need to learn how to get clients who, although having unprecedented access to technology, still need organization and implementation.
Processing Client Projects
Media companies that are surviving are those that recognize the shift in client fulfillment to include digital gathering of components on the client side which are processed by the company.
Can One Person Do ALL the Jobs on a Movie at Once?
DigiRefer helped the DocuMystery entitled Thrillumentary with casting. Normally they are involved with projects that need technicians and specialists but they were intrigued with the idea of doing a feature film with only one person on the technical end doing all the jobs including producer, writer, director, DP and so on. The only persons needed beyond the person doing all these jobs were the actors and hence DigiRefer helped out in this area. Here is an excerpt of a post from the Entertainment Entrepreneurship website.
Excerpt from Documystery Regarding One Man SoloPreneur Crew
“For those of you not familiar with the DocuMystery Experiment in conjunction with Thrillumentary, it was an undertaking in which the very nature of making films was completely reinterpreted. It relied on primarily one artist behind the scenes who wrote, directed and produced the movie with the only other folks working on the endeavor being the actors.”
One Man Show to Movie
The person behind the project Thrillumentary admits to having been inspired by Chazz Palminteri and the amazing process he utilized in going from one man show to motion picture, in this case the film is “A Bronx Tale.” Here is an excerpt from DigiComArts.
“DigiComArts is fascinated by the creative mind and process of people who start with nothing but inspiration and then take a project through its phases of development and ends up with something. Take for example actor Chazz Palminteri and his project “A Bronx Tale.” In a remarkable fashion Chazz created a one man show that lead to a succession of several successes.”
The Sequence of Events
A Bronx Tale is a semi autobiographical one-man show written and performed by Chazz Palminteri. It tells the coming-of-age story of Calogero Anello, a young New Yorker torn between the temptations of organized crime and the values of his hardworking father. It originally premiered in Los Angeles in the 1980s, before moving Off-Broadway. After a film version involving Palminteri and Robert DeNiro was released in 1993, in 2007 Palminteri performed his one-man show on Broadway and on tour.
An area that is often overlooked is that of online marketing. There are lots of options available, especially if you have a budget, but there is an incredible freebee. And not only is it free, but you can make money directly from it. We’re talking of course about becoming a YouTuber which is the topic of a new eBook that is soon to be released called “How to Become YouTube Famous and Make Money Doing It.” It is unknown when this is eBook will be released but if you sign up for the free USA Create Newsletter you will be notified once it is. Meanwhile here is an excerpt from the introduction to the book as seen on Celebify.
Quote from Celebify
Follow Your Passion and Become a Successful YouTuber
“Your passion might be to become a musician, magician, actor, fine art creator, dancer, filmmaker or many more. Of course, you can become famous online just for being a YouTuber but if you are aligned with a profession or have a business you love you are more likely to do the work necessary to become famous online.”
Free and Useful Newsletter
If you are interested in learning more about the YouTube eBook and when it is going to be released, please go here to join the USAcreate.com Newsletter which is free and will also provide you with monthly free online marketing tips. Also, the newsletter will let you know when the YouTuber eBook has been released,
If becoming a YouTuber is a good fit for you, being successful at it and becoming an influencer is a great way to promote a film or virtually any project you can think of.
Helping Creatives and Entrepreneurs
DigiRefer will likely change once DIYdigi.com gets going at full speed. DIYdigi for those of you who haven’t heard about it, is a brand-new entity that specializes in helping performing artists and entertainers (actors, musicians, dancers, comics, magicians etc.) plus small businesses. It is being featured in the current blog post at DigiComArts. DIYdigi is also working with DocuMystery to test systems to get up and running.
DIYdigi does this by first creating a website for the client or redoing an existing one, so that it is more mobile phone friendly. Then once the website is in place according to DIYdigi’s specifications, the next phase is to create customized digital tools.
These tools are designed to assist you with getting new customers. This is where the DIY part comes in because you are the one using the tools according to the process outlined in our eBooks that we supply you with.
For Those Who Don’t Want DIY Element
Of course, not everyone is going to want to go DIY with using digital tools to get new customers, so DIYdigi has a division that handles doing a full-service approach to the phase that consists of using the tools. In other words, they will do it for you.
Now, you might be wondering how DigiRefer is going to be impacted by the development of this new organization. Here’s how: we will be the ones finding the digital artists to help with DIYdigi’s methodology. DIYdigi will be using high caliber freelancers.
Finding the Balance
In a conversation that I had with DIYdigi’s founder recently, I learned a lot about his new company and his plans for it. It seems that he is looking for a balance between clients receiving services as opposed to doing it all themselves.
Much of his knowledge is self-taught and he wants to spread the joy of this approach. There’s nothing so rewarding as creating something yourself. The satisfaction is knowing you did it on your own. This good feeling is something that he wants to spread around. For example, he acted as a consultant on the DigiComArts site. Also, he was paramount in getting participation from DocuMystery.
If you would like information about DIYdigi and to be in touch with them, the best approach is to join the USAcreate.coms’ Free Newsletter of which DIYdigi is a big contributor. Also, when you subscribe to the newsletter you will also receive a free 10-day email course on marketing.
More Free Stuff
Plus, upon finishing the subscribing, you will also get an instantly downloadable free checklist eBook that is a guide to what digital campaigns need in order to run properly. Many who have heard of the 19-phase campaign formula will recognize it in this eBook.
DigiRefer and a Possible Quandary
We are in the business of referring those in digital fields who can help you with your online marketing arts undertakings for your business or career. Therefore it may seem strange that DigiRefer is now letting you know about free DigiComArts products that are available to you without the need of DigiRefer aka Digital Referrals. So why are we showing you this information? Because we helped in the process of bringing these new digital options to you.
Get Free Educational Tools
There you will find the opportunity to subscribe to a free email newsletter that also includes an instantly downloadable eBook of your essential checklist for success as well as a 10 day email course. All of these free tools are currently being used by the film industry with sites such as DocuMystery.
We Checked Out the Free Tools Ourselves
We recently subscribed to the newsletter and got the freebies which we found quite useful from the standpoint of becoming better informed about options for one’s business and career.
The Free USAcreate.com Newsletter is Terrific
The newsletter was useful from the standpoint of it introducing the real life activities of a New York City based marketing firm’s activities leading up to a weekly marketing tip.
The Free 10 day Email Course is Grounding
The 10 day email course you receive is invaluable because it gives you insight, one day at a time, to 10 different ways you can better promote your business or career.
The Free Checklist and eBook
And finally the check list which we got instantly when we initially signed up for the newsletter, was helpful for making decisions about what kind of DigiComArts marketing tools we would be implementing for our own business and DigiRefer website.
Get a Better Grasp on Your Needs
So in closing, we hope you will check out those resources since sites like DocuMystery are using them. You may discover that you still need our referrals of digital artists to help you develop your promotional approach. But either way, you’ll definitely come away with a better grasp on your needs.
One of my favorite websites is Entertainment Entrepreneurship because I believe that what they are up to is not only clever and entertaining but also they have cutting edge ideas. That’s why when they asked us to provide them with members of a think tank we were thrilled. Much of the talent we had developed fit right in with this. Documystery is a fave too!
Solopreneurs are the Audience Targeted
The project was film oriented but could actually be interpreted as being for all solopreneurs. What Entertainment Entrepreneurship failed to disclose was that not only did they create a movie up to the point of post production, they also had a parallel documentation process intersecting with eLearning. They taught their students through an ongoing weekly installment online course, how to use the very technique they were developing.
Calling All Creative Minds
The Entertainment Entrepreneurship article is very spot on regarding calling us a place for creative talent. That is our main concentration. Making sure that our people are creative in more ways than just the talent that they specialize in. This means that sometimes they will work as experts in their field, but they can then show the relationship of that field to other areas of study. This can only be done through the trained and creative mind.
Does it Solve a Problem?
How astute is it to lay out the plan for an artist of today (of any kind) to make money. Of course they can go to a referral service like digirefer, but it is even more proactive for them to begin to think about the problem they solve with their art THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN.
The Info Product Transition
The nice people at Entertainment Entrepreneurship say the problem solved is determined, then one’s art can be used as something to spice up the informational piece. And as the artist reaches more and more people for their informational projects, the less they have to focus on information and the more they can focus on their art its self.
According to DocuMystery, solopreneur’s don’t get the respect and “information providing” that they deserve. If I wasn’t doing DigiRefer I would explore marketing to the solopreneur. They have so much potential and are appreciative of solutions that work well for them.
Info Meets Art
So dear artists who are reading this. Please realize that the early days of an artists in this time of technology, is different than it was many years ago when we did not have access to so much tech stuff we can use to document our art. So when doing that documentation it is recommend you do start to think about one of the topics we looked at in this post: selling information along with your art!