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A Content Warrior’s Call to Monetize YOUR Efforts, My Blogger Friends

The Rise of King Content Part One

This was a recent response I had pot on a private message in regards to the Washington Post‘s renewed interest in online blogging and monetizing of content online and efforts I have seen to date. Feel free to comment of share.

-J 

I am very skeptical of dead tree, dead enders that need to take their fat union pensions and go, still really get how making money online works (Even with Bezos on top now) from blogging. They say they do, but monetization is still a problem for HuffPo or hyperlocal Patch and Examiner.com …. Why are you not?

BUT not Buzzfeed, or Upworthy, or us here at Liberty Alliance and our partners.

This thread seemed an appropriate spot for this note. We are really helping conservative bloggers get themselves paid and maintain control of their own voice and websites, but we do offer tons of services and tools that only larger players get access to share and members help member gain strong linkbacks and etc fairly quickly even if it is a new site.

Proud to tell you....

In its 7th annual Inc. 500|5000 exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, the illustrious magazine placed Liberty Alliance at #25 amongst all media companies and #1726 overall.

http://libertyalliance.com/liberty-alliance-llc-ranked-number-1-among-conservative-media-companies-2013-inc-5005000-list/
And the ONLY conservative content specialists.

We even built an email marketing company, called InboxFirst, because of our email volumes (lowest cost per thousand sends anywhere, PERIOD).

We have a print shop, a Gun Store franchise called Liberty Guns, and a number of E-commerce stores for gear like Patriot Depot.

Hacktivists friends, quit talking about entrepreneurship or WAITING for some 501(c)3 donors, or billionaires to bankroll YOU via , get on it.

We are the gym, we provide the tools and training, even nutrition, but the partner has to do the work to get the hard body, to crush liberalism. Yes, those who write more and are better at digital marketing do better. .

Our new partners friends at Liberty Unyielding is early in the process to earn well….
https://www.quantcast.com/libertyunyielding.com?country=US

Where our friends on these sites are now huge business on their own, but are stronger with us and each others help.
Sites              US People US People %        Global People Global People %
clashdaily.com        2,948,796 30.2%         4,315,333 37.4%
theblacksphere.net 2,027,462 20.7%      2,118,630 18.4%
allenbwest.com      1,800,399 18.4%         1,826,668 15.8%
joeforamerica.com 1,727,384 17.7%         1,824,501 15.8%

BUT, our earning per pageview or earning per email metric will be larger with us than in the wilderness on your own. Period.

If you don’t believe me check out our Liberty Alliance Network quantcast rankings and stats.
https://www.quantcast.com/p-52ePUfP6_NxQ_

Try that my former employers (or check your current one) who even ditched their well respected local angle (but web local content is still have a tough go at monetizing) to double down on politics and writing talent and a low circ “Influencer Rag.”(The house ad ridden low circ mag to influencers is not the earner it should be and is lacking the ads from those K ST players that fill the others who publish in the space.)

https://www.quantcast.com/washingtonexaminer.com

Look if you are interested… Or just testing the waters…

Here is our membership application.

http://libertyalliance.com/liberty-alliance-partnership-application/

Or feel free to reach out. Or give us a shout at CPAC we will be around….

We also provide a number of services ala carte via a newly launched venture if full partnership is not needed nor desired (but ad networks, back office, redesign or is desired to name a few services.)

Best,

James Dellinger
Director of Content Marketing
Liberty Alliance LLC

twitter.com/jdellinger
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Moving on to Liberty Alliance from Dialog New Media

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to let y’all know some exciting recent news! After an exciting two years on and off, hanging my hat with at Dialog New Media working for Matthew Sheffield and his team with our various clients in the non-profit and private sectors and my year plus at Dublin City University studying E-Commerce, I am moving on. Matthew thanks again, for the flexibility you offered me to work while I was in graduate school, I hope I have added value to your growing firm. Our superb client work at CPAC 2012 for ACU and 2013 for TPNN are among my favorite memories over the last few years. I would also like to thank the MECB and NGM programs at DCUBS and the entire techspectations.org team (especially @theolynn) in Dublin for inspiring me and growing my confidence with the skills I learned in my year plus with y’all and my class of 2011-2012 cohorts to move forward with my career.

As of July 16th, I will be the first Director of Content Marketing at Liberty Alliance LLC in Powder Springs, GA. I am very excited to go to work for Brandon and Jared Vallorani and help bring their content and their ever-expanding list of partners content, not to mention growing catalog of e- Commerce merchandise to a growing audience. “I think James has a uniquely suited background of experiences and contacts to help us accelerate the growth of the Liberty Alliance and its current partners readership. We see him helping us expanding the number of authors in partnership, that may be interested in our commercially supported content model.”

Having spend a number of years working inside the 495 Beltway bubble at Capital Research Center and the Washington Examiner, it has been great getting back to Georgia and getting to know this hard-working bunch, coming up with innovative solutions to one of the toughest problems in the media shift to internet, “How does content support itself?”

This is still a question most content oriented groups and firms are wrestling with today and especially in the news business, as all seek both, “mind share” and advertising dollars in an endlessly expanding array of information sources.

It will be a joy to aid this growing family oriented firm’s growth, that is proving every day that it is possible to monetize conservative content on the internet.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or possible interest in Liberty Alliance LLC partnership program or if you would like to advertise with us.

Best,

James

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fake Autodesk employment scam using from Susanj.Alexander an hrmanager@autodessk.org

Below is a recent employment scam I reported to scamdex.com this week that was attempted on me last week. I have not blogged in a while but I thought I would share.

 

Name Susanj.alexander (fake yahoo messanger ID)  
Email Address hrmanager@autodessk.org  
Scam Website http://www.autodessk.org  
Telephone 7727833117  
If it sounds too good to be true it is. A few months back I was aggressively looking for full time work as I have just gotten out of graduate school and moved back to my state after being away for many years and was using the shotgun approach to finding work, until I got mad at the entry level call backs and just started contracting again.
Contacted by text about a job interview with “Autodesk” for remote work. It was not in my target zone, but I am always willing to listen. Ignored the texts, but they got real pushy I took the interview with “Susanj.alexander,” but was suspicious once I was asked if I bank accounts and credit cards and their english us and syntax was very poor. But I felt them out. Of course, I got the “job.” I asked for an email or call from someone from the company, after “they talked to HR,” A number of hours later, I got a congrats email from hrmanager@autodessk.org… (opened in a clean browser) and more pushy texts. Yea, that is not the corporate domain or even a good bluff of it. What would I not check?
Luckily the online info they got from me is already publicly available. But I have upped my defenses of my identity online and the security of my browsers and changed all my passwords in a methodical way to prevent future social hacking.
If you are hanging a bit more leg out looking for work, just remember you are putting yourself at risk for getting phished or scammed. I learned the hard way.

 

 

 

Scam Email more info
Official Letter from the company Auto-desk.Inc Fill it up and email it back. Best Regards Stanley Davis Auto-desk.Inc ——=_Part_11059_1910961541.1365720391123 Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name=”Official Letter from the company3.doc” Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=”Official Letter from the company3.doc”

 

 

Too little to late?

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The first folks who will get a chance to see if Research in Motion(s RIMM) will be able to arrest its steep decline in the smartphone market will be software developers who attend its BlackBerry Jam conference in May. But it’s a little unclear what they’ll be getting when they receive those BlackBerry 10 handsets.

The company will give away around 2,000 handsets in May, it told Bloomberg Friday. It’s probably not an exaggeration to say that the BlackBerry 10 handsets coBlackBerry 10 QNXuld be RIM’s most important product generation ever–as its U.S. market share crumbles under the weight of unsold stodgy BlackBerry 7 devices–and seeding developers is an important step in building momentum.

However, I’m not sure what RIM expects to accomplish, based on its statements. RIM told Bloomberg that the devices it plans to give away in May are “not in any way indicative of what the final…

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First ever Science Hack Dublin was a great success

On the first weekend in March the first ever Science Hack Dublin took place at Dublin City University (DCU). The all-day and all-night event (36 hours) consisted of scientists, engineers, programmers, designers and many DCU students joining forces to find solutions (hacks) for problems during a brief but intense period of collaboration.

After the morning meet and greet the event kicked off with two rounds of lightning talks where those with an interesting idea pitched to teams of programmers, hackers, engineers and designers who then formed teams to work on the projects over the course of the weekend.
Altogether there were eight aspiring teams hoping to develop  a potential start-up opportunity for themselves.Throughout the Saturday & Sunday the DCU Hub turned into a hive of creativity as each team strived for the spark to ignite their projects!

Event Co-Organiser David McKeown praised DCU and paid credit to the Students Union and Presidents office who donated to the running of this non-profit event ”DCU have been very supportive by letting us stay overnight as well as their noteworthy sponsorship of the event, we choose DCU, because it is known as a University of innovation throughout Dublin.”

DCU was very well represented at the event: PhD student Alan Armstrong pitching his idea at ways to use interactive gaming for rehabilitation of stroke victims’ coordination and Max Hoffman with his fellow DCU Computer Applications students developed a music database website. There were also a number of DCU e-commerce students there working on the commercialisation and digital marketing aspect of the project.
“All in all the weekend was a great success, the internet was top-notch and the facilities really catered for this amount of people” said a tired David McKeown. Take a look at some of the Hack’s winning projects.

Dublin was the 6th city in the world to run a Science Hack Day after London, San Francisco, Mexico City. Cincinnati and Cape Town with another 24 planned to run throughout 2012.

The next event takes place Mini Maker Fair takes place the 14th of July, this is a Science Fair for Adults taking place at the Science Gallery. One can register for that event at www.makerfairdublin.com.

written by Patrick Greene 

Updated: Self taught jobs skills and getting your e-learn on. The ode to Bucky Roberts and other e-learning pioneers.

 

Are you a modern web worker but did not spend four to eight years in the computer science lab?  Don’t want go thousands into debt for a new degree, but have hours of time and a keen interest in teaching yourself new skills sets? Get inspired or depressed with this vid.

Well, likely you are not alone. As the web evolves and the skills needed continue your career as a web worker evolve and new skill sets are needed even in less technical web roles, where do you turn to?  Bless you peer-to-peer publishing and cheap media production costs.

I have recently been learning basic Java and object orientated programming (OOP) (for disclosure for a class yes, but the tutorials have been extremely helpful, hence the post).

My past exposure to traditional programming was via summer seminar learning  Basic, Pascal, and C++ when I was much, much younger and less, less interested. Or hacking up ugly uncommented out Velocity (dead apache tempelating language)  and XML templates in a work setting to build traffic over many weekends. Two very different ways to learn and work through pretty tough material.

The third way is the pure classroom old pedagogical model pay tuition model… This has many benefits and draw backs as well especially if you have a learn-by-doing learning style. However, it does force you to block out a specific amount of time to figure out tools and learn. But sometimes you want to learn m0re and not drop the money for a tutor…. Or you need to learn some skills for a specific project or to be able to speech competently about it.

This led me to learn about TheNewBoston the home of Bucky Robert’s tutorials are great for step by step concepts instructions, but only if you know the theory behind what you are doing. You can spend days and grow your web beard long with the amount of information you can gain just by watching and following along.

For OOP theory  explained well if you are like me and ask “why” all the time, I am a big fans of the Baltimore based  fellas at wibit.net and the green wibit frog. Mid Atlantic region represent! Love the corridor. These guys provide the kind of advise anyone getting into programming, software engineering, or development should start with before you dive in. They are really quite good at explaining the relationship between procedural languages and OOP and moving your mental framework from one to the other.

I have also found some really great lectures on iTunes U, but less for what I am currently interested in learning and what I want to learn in the future. Mostly academic and class lecture audio driven, but the content is very high-end. But audio lectures are not what I am looking for in e-learning.

I digress… If you want to learn the core concepts of how all the wonderful software and applications most of you take for granted everyday works and was made join up. Learning what you can do with to add new things into the world and join a well-developed friendly community of learners (the wibit boards or Bucky’s youtube comments), they may be a few steps ahead or behind you so be nice. Then join up with Bucky and the wibit.net fellas learn and participate and get learning.

The great thing about these tutorials are they make you want to learn much much more… and the amount of material available for the introductory price of free is unreal. If you include those others out there they like as well like PHPAcademy on youtube…

Just remember, you got to hit them back when you land your new gig or that big raise. The more you give the more you get back. Or until you do just write a blog post singing a few praises and giving them some nice linkbacks.

Keep up the great work and a big thanks to your teams that work with you to develop your material and scripts. Not to mention all the jokes built-in to the wibit.net material makes learning fun.

If  you have the spare bucks and can afford $49 bucks a month I highly recommend TeamTreehouse and their growing video library.

Or maybe you wanna learn some JavaScript, and now much more? CodeAcademy is really great, and I  love the social aspect of the training and its free. Glad to see their couses available free are growing.

Here are a few more I have used or found and may explore in further detail:

More Java..

http://www.java2s.com/Tutorial/Java/CatalogJava.htm

http://www.javabeginner.com/

W3Schools are a great resource, but not video learning driven.

http://www.w3schools.com/sitemap/default.asp

JavaScript, etc…

http://codeschool.org/core-units/

A few paid online software-training sites.

http://www.appsumo.com/ (They often have cheap self-edu deals and more if you are looking)

http://www.lynda.com/

http://www.ostraining.com/ (paid web and in person joomla, drupal, and wordpress training)

http://www.codeschool.com/ (I am interested in learning CoffeeScript first training of it I have seen offered)

Drupal Gardens from  the Aquia folks in Co, is a great way to learn the content user side of drupal for publishing. If you are not quite ready to dig in the drupal.org FAQs and tutorials.
http://www.drupalgardens.com/pricing

Got a question? Sign up for Quora the question answer format around subjects is very helpful.

Some great resources links for journalism converts into frontside development.

Free University courses online.

Many more at Coursera.

 

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