Week in Review: Episode 4

This week, I get back to recording with my old setup. I still haven’t pulled the trigger on getting some new recording gear (trying to save money).

Business

I’ve made some changes to my Event Elves Shop Page. I am using a separate custom page rather than the auto-generated Shop page from Woocommerce (Shop Archives Page). The Shop Archives Page can’t be as easily customised.

Check the new shop page here:
www.eventelves.com.au/shop

With a bit of work, I finally have my first official Facebook Ad running. The goal is to drive more traffic to the Event Elves website. I found the process of getting a Facebook Ad not as intuitive as I thought it would be. This is different from simply just boosting an existing post. We are talking about doing a targeted ad campaign.

I will continue to monitor the traffic on the website. Hopefully, we will see some engagement and some closed business through the website.

Tech

The electric car movement is in full swing in certain parts of the world, most notably in China. Yet one of the world’s car manufacturing powerhouses, Germany, is seriously lagging behind. Not to mention, the (forgotten) Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2015.

Will Germany’s Car Industry Survive – Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcXjVxaKzv4

2015 Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_emissions_scandal

Volkswagen Car Graveyard in California
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cem7_F6sg9I

The Mainline – Ridesharing Companies in Brisbane

We’ve got 3 major players in the Brisbane Ridesharing economy. Uber, OLA and Didi. All are competing for the business of the riders and loyalty of the drivers. As a rideshare driver, the competition has certainly had a positive impact on earnings. We’ll have to wait and see how everything plays out and who the winners will be. Hopefully, there will be a healthy ecosystem with more than one player in the game – everyone wins.

Interested in rideshare driving? Here are my referral codes:

Uber – Earn a $100 driver bonus

https://partners.uber.com/i/hyhaasmj8

OLA – Earn a $75 driver bonus

Code – QP982Y

DIDI – Earn $100 Driver Bonus

https://d.didiglobal.com/rT2aHoyX2zAMw?t=mail


Ride Codes

Uber
Code: T0AZQUE

OLA Rideshare
Get $10
Code: OTCGDQU

Didi Rideshare
Get $20
Code: 5B8HHH

Splend – RIdeshare Car Rental
Get $90 off
Code: SPLD06585

Interesting Podcast

This Week in Startups E971 – Chekr Founder – Future of the Gig Economy
https://thisweekinstartups.com/e971-the-next-unicorns-checkr-ceo-co-founder-daniel-yanisse-built-the-first-api-for-background-checks-shares-insights-on-scaling-to-10000-customers-bringing-transparency-fairness-to-hiring/


Credits

Music
Drunk Text – Loveshadow
(c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Loveshadow/60070

Kdenlive
https://kdenlive.org/


Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are simply my own. This is not professional, financial or legal advice. Please do your own research. I’ve done my best to credit rightful authors to their work used or featured. Any uncredited work is unintentional. 

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