The Monthly Bug – Buffalo Edition

I know you’re busy, so I’ll get right to it..

You may know that I have my little paws pretty deep into the real estate, online education, and internet marketing games.

These industries excite me for a number of reasons, but never mind me for right now.

Today, I just want to pass along some really cool stuff that I hope you’ll find some value in…and share a video of me almost getting gored by a buffalo 🙂

Real Estate & Insurance: These guides provide answers to a few commonly asked questions.  They will remain on my blog under the resource tab and are free to share.

What Is The Role Of A Realtor And What Do They Do?
What Is The Role Of A Mortgage Broker?
What is the Escrow Process?
What Is Title Insurance?
An Easy Guide to Buying a Home

What Is The Role Of An Insurance Broker?
What Is An Insurance Company And How Do They Work?

Monthly Household Budget Worksheet
Personal Budget Worksheet

Online Education: With my Father, I run, an accredited insurance continuing education company.  However, there aren’t to many things that do not interest me.  Here a few of my favorite resources for finding super cool things to learn:

MIT OpenCourseWare – OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT
Open Culture – Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community
Academic Earth – Courses on nearly every subject from many of the worlds leading universities
Video Lectures – Video lectures from leading scholars and scientists from many of the most important science events
Khan Academy – 1400+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance given by Salman Khan
How Stuff Works – Figure it (just about anything) out with pictures, diagrams, and users generated manuals of all kinds – a do-it-yourselfers paradise
The Human Body – Point and click to dissect the human body.
Google Books – The Library of Congress (plus a ton more), digitized, searchable, and free
TED – Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
The Complete List of Nobel Laureates – Global leaders in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, & Economics – the net’s largest collection of weird, bizarre, and interesting sites – Tips, tricks, and experiments to hack almost anything you do..from sleeping to making a solar cell
The Smithsonian – the world’s largest museum complex and research organization
Conceptis – Logic puzzles to tease and twist the brain

Mind Share – Los Angeles based enlightened debauchery (my personal review – awesome!)

When you’re ready to get serious with your brain – Do a MENSA Workout

Internet Marketing: I started dabbling on the internet in 1999, my first company being (the link is to the Internet Archive, as the site is no longer up).  Today, I work nearly completely online and wouldn’t have it any other way. Vanessa Fox, creator of Google Webmaster Central, just wrote a book – “Marketing in the Age Of Google: Your online strategy IS your Business Strategy”.  Plain and simple: your clients and your competitors are online…why aren’t you?

Jump start your company’s online marketing do-it-yourself style by familiarizing yourself with these free tools:

Beginners Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Beginners Guide to Local SEO
What are the Signals That Affect Local SEO – 69 Experts Weigh In
Expert Site Review From Google I/O (Video)
Google Webmaster Central
Google Adwords – Online advertising that reaches 80% of internet users, globally
Perry Marshall – Some think he knows more about Adwords than Google does
Bing Webmaster Central
Bing & MSN Advertising – Smaller audience than Google, but also cheaper
Facebook Advertising Guide and Tutorials
Facebook Page Marketing Guide + How To Use Facebook For Business (requires opt-in, but I think its worth it)
Fascinating and staggering statistics surrounding Facebook..displayed in images

Just for fun, I thought it would be a good idea to pet a buffalo.

That’s right, a wild full grown 2,000lb male buffalo.

What on earth was I thinking?

There is explicit language, so young ears may want to cover up.

Also, if your boss knows you have friends that do this sort of thing, you may get fired.

Watch the video here

How might I be of service?  Ask me anything..

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