Our proposals were due yesterday, and now I’m beginning to develop my initial idea. Hooray!? We’ll see how things progress. One of the things that we talked about in class yesterday is somewhat of a no brainer (but nevertheless important): monetizing your business. Yes, you might have a good idea, but can you actually rake in profit from it? There are, of course, many ways that one can go about doing this, but most of them aren’t really all that reliable. Ads? Why sure, but who is going to click on them? Contests/Deals? Kay, but where is that money going to come from? Partnerships? Alright, but that costs money too. It’s all very stressful to think about. To really make a profitable business, clearly I have to think at a higher level than that, something I’ll be doing in the coming weeks with the help of my classmates and professor. Results to be posted here, for sure!
Otherwise, there’s not much for me to report at the moment, but I’ll include the links to the blogs my fellow classmates are running after the jump, so you can check them out if you want (and we can drive traffic to and from each other’s sites).
Alexey Novikov : http://seereadwrite.tumblr.com/ <http://seereadwrite.tumblr.com/>
Anina Bose: http://abose.tumblr.com/
Emily Jenkinson : http://emlujenk.tumblr.com/
Erin Noonan: channelgood.wordpress.com
Guido Ditto : http://gditto.tumblr.com <http://gditto.tumblr.com>
Jessica Minoff : www.fashionthatgivesback.wordpress.com
Jonathan Eiseman : joneiseman.wordpress.com
Katharine DeRogatis: kdero.tumblr.com
Robert Karpeles : http://robertkarpeles.wordpress.com/
Roxanne Leong : martorp.tumblr.com
Samantha Tilipman : Eateast@wordpress.com <Eateast@wordpress.com>
Shreshth Dugar : http://www.antifits.com/
Spencer Magloff : Smagster.tumblr.com
Zachary Dugan : www.zdugan.blogspot.com <http://www.zdugan.blogspot.com <http://www.zdugan.blogspot.com> >
Andrea F. Pagliai: http://indefinitetransit.wordpress.com <http://indefinitetransit.wordpress.com>
Currently off to check out this year’s Vendy Award winner in Astoria. Post up tomorrow!