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What Is The Hyperloop?

A few years ago Elon Musk introduced the idea of the Hyperloop – an underground travel system to compete with California’s High Speed Rail.

The concept was that a High Speed Rail is limited by the terrain – and mainly needs equally flat surfaces in order to truly be efficient and reduce risks of faults, slips, earthquakes, or other acts of God.

The Hyperloop would consist of massive tubes which would run the course from Los Angeles to San Francisco. These tubes would carry “passenger pods” at speeds of about 700 – 750 Miles Per Hour: Which would mean a commute which typically takes 5-6 hours would be cut down to about 30 minutes.

It’s estimated a One-Way ticket would cost about $20, but the real financial burden always comes with the design and implementation. Consider the faults in California Musk’s design would have plated sections which would freely move with the Earth to prevent catastrophic failures.

Elon Musk is known as a billionaire entrepreneur and is attached to private companies such as Tesla and SpaceX. There have been over 100 prototype pod designs from over 25 teams.

There is currently a Hyperloop being designed in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be interesting to see how their Hyperloop unfolds and will most likely impact the designs and implementation of the system without our own state of California.

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Amazon Basics USB Extension

If you’re not already aware, I love Amazon Prime. It’s something I’ve been using steadily for about two years now. I order from Amazon very frequently so the same-day and free 2-Day shipping is absolutely amazing to have when I’m in a pinch and need something. As a field rep I tend to complete surveys and deals via Swagbucks in exchange for free Amazon Gift Cards. If you haven’t already go take a look at my article on Generating 100 Daily Swagbucks and Advantages of Amazon Prime. I’ve not only saved money but have GENERATED returns! For example I’ll cash out on $100 worth

I’m writing the review of this Amazon Basics USB Extension cable as a perfect example of utilizing my Prime benefits.

As a web developer I also help local businesses market their flyers and advertisements across various platforms so I’m constantly scanning images to my laptop. The problem is I brought in a new desk to my home office and rearranged everything. The printer ended up no longer sitting on my desk and I would have to step over or duck under the USB cable each time I connected it to my laptop – I quickly got over this nonsense and placed my order for the USB extension.

I paid only $6.49 + $5.99 Same-Day Delivery /w Prime so my total came to $12.48 for a 9.8 foot USB Extension Cable delivered to my door about 8 hours later. Best Buy offers a 6 foot USB Extension cable for $24.99. Half the price + at-home delivery? Seriously, why are you not an Amazon Prime customer?

Don’t forget: Amazon Prime has 2 membership options: $10.99/mo or $99/yr!

Get Free Ink /w HP Instant Ink! (List of Eligible Printers Included)

 

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Are you constantly running out of ink at the worst moments? Would you like an affordable service in which you pay-per-page and not worry about expensive cartridge replacements? Then I’ve got the service for you!

HP Insant Ink is a service which is offered by Hewlett Packard and is supported by a variety of web enabled printers. If your HP printer has wireless connectivity, most likely it qualifies for the program! A few of the features are:

  • Ink is delivered before you need it
  • Multiple monthly plans available
  • HP e-Print – E-mail your device and print from anywhere in the world!
  • Send pictures and documents from Facebook Messenger
  • Compatible apps for your smart device

I’ve personally enrolled in HP Instant Ink and have already received my first set of ink. I’ve utilized 50 out of my 300 pages for the month and definitely plan on taking advantage of the rollover feature. The great thing about the cartridges is they are a larger capacity than XL inks and print in excellent quality! Here’s a sample of a PDF and print design:

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To the left is a document created in Pages, while the one on the right was created using Publisher and on HP Photo Paper. As you can see the quality is excellent!

There are three plans to choose from. You can take a look and easily decide which of these would fulfill your needs.

*TIP! Since you’re using my referral link to receive 1 Month Free, start out with the  $9.99/300 Page plan! You’ll get a free set of cartridges and 30 days to get an idea of how much you’ll actually be printing. More than likely you’ll end up with rollover pages which will last you for some time 🙂 

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Not sure if your printer is Instant Ink compatible? Take a look at the list below or visit www.hpconnected.com to see if your printer is elgibile. The sign-up process is fast and super easy. I had my ink within about 7 total days!

Are you currently in the market for a new printer? Take a look at the list below! I’ve compiled a list of eligible printer, most of which are Amazon Prime supported so you can have your printer delivered the same day with some models! If you’re not signed up with Amazon Prime, click here for a free 30 Day Trial – afterwards you can choose to be billed $10.99/mo or $99/yr; it truly is an amazing program which I personally use very often.

Marketing Ideas & Useful Materials

You’re now out in the field and have chosen a perfect location to setup – great job! Now, let’s run through some ideas on how to attract attention and draw customers to your products. It’s important to remember your competitors will also be testing new methods of marketing to discover what works best for them. Staying on top of your services and ahead of the competition is your key to success. Below are a few examples of different items I’ve used in the field with proven success, as well as links to purchase the items online. If you’re not an Amazon Prime Member now is the time to join. The free 2-day shipping and $3.99 overnight shipping can prove to be wonderful tools if you’re in a pinch to refill your kiosk. If you’d like more information on what Amazon Prime is, Click Here.

     The most powerful method I’ve used is harnessing my existing customers’ circles. I always have items at my booth such as screen protectors, phone and tablet cases, candy, lanyards, laser pointers, and various other related products at my local Dollar Tree or .99 Cent Store when I’m running low on stock. Again I fall back to utilizing Amazon because items which you pay $1.00 for in store can be found for .10 cents! How do I use these items? I offer these items not for sale but free of charge if a customer successfully qualifies and activates a phone and then returns with a new qualifying customer. I’ve had people approach and attempt to pull customers already walking up and claim them as a “referral” – I’m mentioning this because it will happen. You can choose how to handle the scenario but what I do is either explain it has to be a person they know or just give them a mini stylus – which costs me a dime ultimately. Allowing customers to do this will result in you spending more money on items which can be eliminated by using these two options.

     My #1 and absolute favorite product to distribute is the Mini Stylus. These end up to be about .14 each after shipping when ordering 100 at a time which I do every 2 weeks. I recommend ordering these first AND often! The only drawback to these is the fact they come from a foreign country so the shipping takes 3-4 weeks. Two options here would be to order from a seller inside the US for your initial batch or order a good amount from China and wait patiently. I highly recommend keeping these stocked up because they’re fun to give away and always draw in referrals.

Another game I like to play if I have a crowd is to say “Pick a number between 1-100” and the closest guess gets 1, a spot on guess gets 2.You can do this with any item at your disposal but these are the cheapest.

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     Maybe you’re an adventurous and fun type of person, or have the extra funds to splurge on hiring someone to dance for you – who knows! I ordered this my third or fourth month in and have no regrets. It’s a silly costume that’s sure to attract attention and it has a slot to insert your customized advertisement when the costume flips open. Click here to view the costume.  This is just part of my strategy: I also purchased a megaphone, some stencils, spray paint, and foam poster boards. The result? Being loud, catching attention, and a sign with large letters saying “FREE PHONES”.

The megaphone can be found here. I haven’t had any issues or complaints while using this item. I suggest being mindful of your surroundings and use it at times when you have a teammate at your booth and the day is slow – this will attract attention and bring the customers in. Trust me it works!

Note: Choose the same colors for all of your marketing materials so you instill the brand image into your customers’ heads. 

     These items should help get you started while in the field. If your first week or two is slow don’t worry – as long as you remain consistent with your hours you will have a steady flow of customers every day. Giving away these items and separating yourself from every other mobile rep is the key to your success.

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