Ethereum (or a similar blockchain) has the potential to fundamentally change how transactions happen online, and with it also change the way we do business in the future. On the most part, this change will help make the internet truly open and democratic. Just the way it should be.
I was just doing my part in raising awareness and inviting more of the community to contribute the best resources to learn about the topic.
We wanted to create a space where self-learners can thrive by sharing and discussing the best resources to learn different things. Alcamy is a platform built around an active community of like-minded learners who not only make learning easier but also more sustainable and engaging.
Self-learning will play a large role in every one of our future careers, and we're building towards the most open platform for people to do it with!
I don’t! I try to embrace whatever mindset I’m in. Take rest when I’m feeling tired. Work long hours when I’m feeling motivated. A lot of people try to force themselves into some “non-stop-maximum-productivity” habits - which can work over short periods of time - but is fundamentally not how humans work in the long run. The more you enjoy what you do, the easier it is to stay motivated. Simple, unoriginal statement - but it holds true.
My rule of thumb as someone who travels full time is to try not to change location (as in city/country) more frequently than every 2 weeks. If you’re travelling more than that, it just becomes impossible to find time for any sort of real focus.
What are some general tips for social media success?
– Tech Entrepreneur & Investor | Eighty8 Ventures
Ensure that every post or message has a purpose. Likes and favourites are okay but doesn't directly drive conversions. Conversions don't always have to be a sale. As part of your social media strategy, you should have various purposes ranging from sharing information, getting a user to visit your website, watch a video, make a purchase, etc.
One piece of advice I would give to anyone launching a kickstarter campaign is to treat kickstarter like a social network. Follow people who back a lot of projects in your niche and comment on other people's projects. Acquiring kickstarter followers is really valuable because these followers are all familliar with the platform and are much more likely to back projects than your followers on other social media platforms.
Macro ratios refer to the proportion of proteins, fats, and carbs in your daily food intake. Say you’re on a 30P-30F-40C split; 30 percent of your calories will come from proteins, 30 from fats, and another 40 from carbs. There is no golden ratio so it’s really up to you to dial your ratios based on the results you see. If you’re starting, it may be helpful to try out an online macro ratio calculator. They use factors including your physique goals, exercise, and body type to spit out a recommendation. It’s a starting point for you to start tweaking once you notice what works best for your body, your cravings, and your results. I’ve linked two popular calculators below so check them out and good luck!
Generate buzz before you launch! You cannot expect to post a product on Kickstarter and get organic traction. Kickstarter has become way too competitive for that to work. Find your niche, and reach out to influencers and bloggers in that niche. Get a landing page with an email signup and make sure any article written about your product has a link back to your landing page. Email lists are incredibly valuable. You can expect a 20% conversion of sales from an email list!
What's one key piece of advice you give all student entrepreneurs?
– Director, Entrepreneurship (Propel) at Western University
Great question! My advice would be to focus on your strengths and build a team that complements your skills. Many entrepreneurs think they need to be the jack of all trades, but this can lead to burnout and losing your passion for the problem you are solving. There is not better time than when you're in school to find passionate, talented people to join you.