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Do We All Live Fair Tales Lives?

In motivation by Michael Michelini5 Comments

I remember Braveheart was one of my favorite movies, a boy who due to his father’s death in battle while he was young, had to leave his hometown to live with his uncle far away. But this allowed him to learn much more, experience much more…expand his horizons. When he got older, “became a man”, he returned to his hometown. …

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Successful 3rd meetup, looking forward to #4

In Events, News by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the 3rd Shenzhen ecommerce / internet marketing meetup. It was a bit smaller than the 2nd, but we aimed for it to be smaller so that we can be more “intimate” Attendance was approximately 50 people, this time it was all in English (we wanted to save time from translating each presentation, …

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How to Create An Ecommerce Shop for Under $150usd

In How To Guides by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

This was presented at the 3rd meetup in Shenzhen by Nik. Here is in English and chinese: 如何花费不到150美金建立一个电子商务网站 In next few steps you will see we can still do it and compete with the big guys 在接下来的几个步骤,你会看到我们仍然可以做到这一点和竞争的大家伙 step1: Buy a Domain if you search the internet enough you will see it costs around9-12美金. anything lower than 8美金 is a trick …

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Crazy Dream -What may have kept me at my NY job!

In business, usa by Michael Michelini4 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot, and with my big shift from fixed office to coworking and freelancing, I think back to my time four years ago at Deutsche Bank and when I put in my notice to leave my job. My manager I guess kind of expected it, I had already filed with them (per SEC regulations) that I had …

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Managing When Everyone Wants to be a Freelancer!

In business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Seriously today’s world is changing so quickly world is flat, technology is moving at lightening speed with tablets and mobile technology replacing the need for laptops (never mind archaic desktops!), coworking is the new modern office, and everyone is a independent contractor and freelancer! I have always wondered this since my day job at Deutsche Bank…so many people were not …

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Trying To Not Get Writer’s Block!!!

In family friends, social media by Michael Michelini12 Comments

I’m not updating this blog as much – SORRY. Seems people are actually reading it, as I’m getting reminders that I am not posting as much, and they enjoy reading it. Put this photo from my roadtrip from Xiamen to Hong Kong last weekend….its going through one of the many road tunnels you drive through in China…and represents the endless …

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Turning the Big 3-0

In family friends by Michael Michelini13 Comments

I always put so much pressure on birthdays….i can remember back to being a toddler, wanting the biggest and best mcDonalds birthday party out of all my friends….some birthdays in my 20s were wild nightclub, most of which was in new york city. Social media has me so in tiuch with every friend i have ever had my whole life, …

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Speaking About English Social Media, In China

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini5 Comments

At this years’s biggest Chinese SEO fair I just spoke about optimizing English social media channels (SNS) which I worried about, as we all know, Chinese government has been blocking these websites, so about 80% of my topic cannot be accessed by my audience, (legally)! So when I was asked to speak on this subject…..I had to take a second …

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Roadtrip – Dongguan, China to Xiamen SEO event

In china business, travel by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

This will be my 3rd time at the Xiamen SEO event, in the 2010 China internet fair I spoke about helping China manufacturers export using the internet and in 2010 (SMX China sponsored) I was able to talk about keyword research, this year I’ll be blabbing about English social media (Facebook, twitter optimization), decided to take a roadtrip this year. …