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Marquez Comelab
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 28 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
In short, "No, you don't need to be a specialist to start a business". But you have to be competent or you have something to offer to your customers, partners, employers or investors that would make them want to do business with you.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 27 Aug 15 | Update: 28 Mar 16 | Full View
There are observations I've made that may help you: 1. As important as Content Marketing is, many small business owners  prioritize expenses that can bring them income directly as a result, like Pay Per Click. Content Marketing is not one of those. The idea of SEO, let alone Content Marketing requires time and effort to convey small business owners. 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 26 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
The first stop really is to go through the employment contract you signed with your previous employer. Is there a clause there pertaining to the type of work you can or cannot do after working with them?  The concept normally is that employers own the result of your work. Plus they would not like it if you start competing with them. Or if you start making money and they want a cut of your profits.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 23 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I'll address the technical aspect of your project because I'm guessing you have worked out the business and operational aspects of your website.   If you want to have different types and levels  of users, writers and contributors with varying access,  restrictions and permissions, then Drupal is a good CMS to use for an online magazine website. It also has great tagging and categorising infrastructure.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 23 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Could it be that you merely do not have passion in the products and services that you offer but you do have the passion to build a profitable business? 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 23 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
You can create a blog purely on HTML (and CSS) with a program like Dreamweaver. However, having assisted individuals and businesses set up their blogs, I would highly advise against doing a blog purely on HTML. You will spend your time putting it together, only to realize very quickly, that it is not a good solution and you need to rebuild it differently. With a HTML blog, as you grow, your work rises exponentially!
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 23 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I would recommend you to start visualizing what this website would look like. I am not referring so much to how it would look but rather, the processes of how you want things done. Obviously, the more details you can put on paper, the better. If you have a business plan, the information relevant would be where you outline the technical process by which you are going to make money. 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 23 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I would say that's an effective way to distribute products. If I were you however, I would  just make sure that the terms of the contract are negotiable ever so often to avoid locking yourself and /or your business in a contract that will later make it difficult for you to change things around.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 21 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Capitalism needs consumer to buy goods and services. At the same time all companies are trying to reduce labor. Will there not be enough work for all? Farming today needs vastly less people than 100 years ago. Industrial production in most companies can produce vastly more with the same number of staff than 20 years ago. Even service jobs are being replaced, think automated check-out counters or nursing robots. Will we run out of work? And if yes, what will be the consequences?
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 20 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Do you need to register as a company? Can you NOT register as a Sole Trader in India? That's probably the simplest to start with. I would only start using a company when it is worth more than its trouble.  Once you have that, I would, if I were in your shoes, see if I can legally protect any intellectual property I can have on the product (trademarks, patent, copyright, etc). 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 20 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I suppose that depends on what you need done. If you need a website designed and developed then you'll need Web designers and development services.  If your business is selling products and services then you might be okay developing a website made with a collection of pre developed parts cobbled to work together to minimise your cost. You can get a website anywhere from day $2000 to $10000 depending on what you're after. 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 19 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I heard somewhere that providing services normally provided by governments in developed countries are profitable in areas where governments have become useless and dysfunctional. Providing power / electricity generated from renewable sources may be something to consider. If I find the resource i read/heard about this,  I'll post it here.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 18 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
It depends on the type of business you're into and what you are offering the other prospective partner. They need to be convinced that there is a chance you can succeed. You need to convince them that working with you and your business is going to be worth their time.   As Web Specialists, we get a lot of propositions from entrepreneurs to partner up with their business. Their proposition is usually  for us to work on their website for no immediate financial payment and help them grow their business. 
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 18 Aug 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
It really depends on where more of your customers/clients/audience would be. If they're a demographic that uses apps more, then focus on the apps. Otherwise drive traffic to the website. That's my take on it.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 22 Jun 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
It really depends on what you are trying to sell and why you are require people to log in. Only do things that are actually necessary. Do not make people have to log in if it's not necessary.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 22 Jun 15 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
Founding a startup? Doesn't that mean just starting your own business? At least in my country, Australia, it does.   The steps you need to take friends largely on the laws that apply to you, which friends on where you are.  The main steps in general would  be: 1. Decide on a legal structure: sole trader, partnership or company.  2. Register your business. Your government ought to be able to provide you with what you need to do depending on your chosen structure. 3. Register a  trading name if that got missed in step 1 or 2.
Q & A | Marquez Comelab | 25 Aug 12 | Update: 25 Mar 16 | Full View
I think that when it comes to ideas like these where the website itself is the core business asset,  you would want to have a unique website. If you wait for others to push developers to create plug and play plug - ins they sell to the masses, you're already too late. By then, so many other people are doing similar websites to yours. 
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
Not all traders are fortunate enough to have a friend or relative, who happens to be a successful trader, to learn from. Like most traders, Marquez Comelab, author of book: The Part-Time Currency Trader, did not know anybody who could teach him, in person, how to trade. So he read books and attended seminars. In this article, he shares the lessons he learnt from his very first trading teacher.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
What we can all learn from this article is the idea that we do not have to rely on our employers to be there for us when we desperately need them to pay us our periodic paycheques at the end of our working days. There are alternatives and, while we still can, I believe we owe it to ourselves and our families to have a back-up plan and look at every single opportunity available.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
People have preconceived misconceptions about trading, investing and money in general. This is an entire topic on its own but this week, I set my focus on addressing the type of returns one can expect to achieve by trading the markets. Hopefully, I can help some people understand the power of small consistent returns over time. For many, a great rate of return means multiplying your money at least ten times instantly. It is usually the type of windfall gains that people associate to winning the lottery or winning in the casino. Marquez believes that if applied to the market, these kinds of expectations are detrimental to making wise trading and investing decisions.