Day 7, I know some of ya'll are going from Boyz II Men, and it's almost the end of the road....OK..OK... enough with the song references, lets get to business. Like Jay-Z said, "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business....man...". Don't forget about what you bring to the table anytime you do a deal, inexperience doesn't mean that you should bey on the losing end of the deal, ask Mark Zuckerberg a college dropout who had no business experience. Your inexperience just means that you have to know more and research more than the person across from you about to shake your hand. I A crazy article on this same subject called "Black Teens Are Breaking The Internet And Seeing None Of The Profits" by Doreen St. Felix, explains how black teens are creating content for these major brands to later use to try to market to these same demographics but the teens aren't seeing a penny of it. Remember every time you post a picture of that pair of J's or that new Polo you are marketing for these companies "FOR FREEE", Or everytime your create that new dance or slang that you see in the T-Mobile commercial or Betty White, they are getting paid to say and do these. So why shouldn't you? Whenever you promote someone else's brand you are missing out on opportunities to market your own brand. So be a business, mannn....
Pick a Problem:
Need to pay a bill and it's due on the 20th. Exactly 9 days from today.
For the next 9 days for 1 hour work on it:
1st day / 1st hour- I set up an Ebay account and a LetGo account to start selling things online
My Day 7 was crazy more people wanting to buy and negotiate, but when you know your product and the worth of it, then you gotta stick to your guns and that's what I did. The Price is the Price. And when negotiating deals that include providing content I know what I can bring to the table no matter what my experience level is. Cause at the end of the day. I'm not a businessman, I'm a business....man...".
Hopefully by now you realize that your brand is everything along with a great product. One prote'ge' of Jay-Z that has taken his brand into consideration in every deal he makes is Drake. He is a business...man... In his song "0 to 100" he shows how protecting your brand and knowing the value of your brand can pay your bills.
Oh Lord, know yourself, know your worth nigga.....,,,,