Did you hear the one About the Prizefighter and the Writer?

boxing_ring1 Like a gym for young boxers, wordsmith legions are rapidly swelling. Technology has enabled an unending flow of words. Website content has become a seductive tool in the arsenals of  ecommerce marketers. Good creative writers have found a home where words proclaiming “Buy Me” recreate storefront signs describing goods and services. The best part is that this translates into new important sources of revenue streams. This funds source will constantly evolve, as markets morph. The competition is strong, acquiring new work tough. Yet good writers are getting reps. Skills are in demand and this job outlook will change for the constant wordsmith.

Authors and journalists are no longer confined within sovereign borders in their fight for market share. Borders have dissolved. Good writing will rise like cream and those wordsmiths willing and able to produce content will reward clients with customers streaming to their www dot doors. Self-advancement becomes a necessary evil. It is a needful thing in order for the globe to see and understand what a writer has to offer.

Big global players are growing wealth offering an eager client database looking for virtual writers for a fee. The vetting process for writers or freelance company is still in its infancy. In light of the potential profits, scams are plentiful on both sides.

Discarding the yoke of staffing overhead enables greater numbers of small businesses to thrive. This all makes for a rich environment designed for champion writers.

The multiplying numbers of scribers require a freelancer to be resourceful in finding ways to stand out from the others. As in prize fighting, honing a skill is liken to religion. Focused marketing money and a love of the game of getting battered everyday is necessary. The payouts at the end of each match are rewarding. The titleholder garners his/her own fan base of loyal followers. Being noticed as a righteous champion in content provisioning attracts buyers. Writing for the web is big business.

Like a campaigner with no wins under his belt, good writers are becoming their own promoters. They know when and how to hit the mats.woman-boxing-gym

Online writers and publishers are becoming their own publicist. Technology is offering many new options and tools to design ways in which stardom can happen. Adult readership of eBooks and magazines has become a billion dollar industry. As global audiences change, hunger will grow to take a bite out of those constant streams of content making. Writers will increasingly be called upon to create carefully crafted words to express what the hawkers have to sell.

“Carefully crafted composition and rousing content must be a process of evolution for the writer and the reader.” – Bobann

Fifty Shades of No

lips-optWhile erotica eBook sales contributed greatly to the swelling electronic book revolution. It heralds new pathways to achieving extreme profitability amongst publishing heavies like Barnes & Nobel, and Amazon. Heads up, PwC sees nothing but increased revenue in eBook sales for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, the list of the top ten publishers worldwide has not changed. The same big players in traditional and eBook publications are still the main hawkers in the sport of making lots of money in print media. Add the fact that trending global demographics spell new sources of disposable incomes. Advance emerging markets and small e-commerce businesses are becoming streams of important revenue gains. How important?

In the first quarter of 2012 adult eBooks showed an increase in sales of 28.16%. That translated into a quarterly income of $282.3M. The numbers of e-Readers purchasing erotica and romance genres are swelling and the participating demographics are changing.

E-Readers are taking the embarrassing out of sensual reading. Dare we say that Anne Rice has taken ownership of her Beauty’s Release? The reformatted cover and updated version now available for eBook readers is enjoying a rare comeback. In an effort to stem the growing tide of unsanctioned erotica Amazon, PayPal, Pinterest and others, are attempting to find their “censorship” voices. Can we say 50 Shades of no?

In this new medium for entertainment, consumer driven demand will dictate how this genre will be made available. Globetrotters, vacationers and daily commuters will be purchasing the latest and greatest in electronic readers. It makes that long airtime shorter when you can entertain yourself with a 100 Shades of Grey.

Smaller publishers in e-commerce are growing. They are still reliant on the services of the deep-pocketed Amazon to help in selling, or PayPal to act as transaction Asian Business man using a touch pad PCmerchant. Nevertheless “censoring” what constitutes safe erotica, is like corralling wild horses after the fact. Technology is changing global senses of self-awareness. Availability and expansion of varied genres will challenge traditional value systems. Therefore how and what we read will alter socializations. This all translates in enhanced e-commerce profits for those brave enough to test new waters.

Donning the mantle of director in chief of how smut will be smutted in a morphing global society will be a challenge. New markets will emerge and new providers will be there to fill neglected niches. They will become the centers for erotica and romance memes, which is rapidly becoming billion dollar businesses. The quest for sensational titillation will not be denied. As taste for casual reading evolves, the discoverer of the next E L James will win the day and future profits.  Giant global e-commerce business has its’ eyes on the rear view mirror. Jeff Bezos is already priming the consumer for new upgrades to Kindle

3 Important Things to Know about Africa and China Economics that will Land You in Jail


Thoughts of creating economic autonomy are a common thing, for the rich and poor. On the face of maintaining extreme wealth, economic parity seems to abandon rights of the indigent. The ethics created for laborers are bought and sold by transnational governments, in their efforts to controlled commerce. It is easier to control laws regulating pliable governance when you have ownership of fiscal policies.

On a continent the size of Africa, with seemingly limitless natural riches, venture capitalists are gifted with the Midas touch. While South Africans still stagger under a trade deficit, Chinese government owned mining companies are stripping the country bare by the billions. The mining of rich ore has become the Mecca for those minions looking to gain a marginal life on meager wages and poor labor practices. The wealth created and passed along to local governance contributes little to fair and equal opportunities for the majority of the poor black populace. Yet in mere seconds, he or she is in danger of breaking a law. In the case of Zimbabwe and its relationship with China, mining operations are producing extreme wealth. China has become the grand toolmaker of governments. Therefore, it is important to know something about the Sino/African relationship that will land you in jail.

1. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the ruling party, becoming an active participant in the election process, this could mean a sizeable amount of jail time. A hapless voter found this out in the recent elections in Zimbabwe. The over eager rants in support of his candidate near a polling center, landed him a five-year jail sentence. “Indigenization” has become an important word to describe the growing disparity between black economics and the political economics that China’s wealth has bought to that country. It was in China’s interest to maintain Mr. Robert Mugabe’s reelection. His success at the polls cemented yet another Sino/African relationship.

2. In South Africa organizing or participating in demonstrations for fair wages and better working conditions can mean jail time. Sino African mine laborers work under horrendous environs and human abuses. Poorly treated black South Africans are increasingly participating in demonstrations for fair wages and better working conditions.

3. Anyone suspected of homosexual acts has earned a right to jail time in South Africa’s economies. Despite being the only country with a gay right clause included in its Bill of Rights, “corrective rape” practices have become a common occurrence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu led the fight to ratify human rights law that addresses gay homosexual abuses stating, “That people’s sexual nature is fundamental to their humanity”.

It is important to understand when sojourning in South Africa that there are things you should know that will earn you jail time.

Is There Anti-immigration in Europe?

My-Sojourne-010.jpgPeople cross borders leaving their home countries for many reasons, but usually it’s motivated by the absence of pathways to thrive. It has always been so. Many of the comforts, prosperity and diverse cultures that compose the United States of America have come as a result of immigrants to our shores. Every sovereign in the world, rich or poor, can boast this same event. An example of when migrants were welcomed to the shores of America was during the aftermath of World War II. This was perceived as a “brain gain”. In this moment southern Europe is experiencing the hardest lesson to be learned during an economic failure, a “brain drain”.

Southern EU is losing its educated youth to stronger economies like Germany, whose employment market suffers under a deficit of skilled labor. Work visas have increased as steady dribbles of economic refugees move to a better place. This steady flow of border crossers seeking a better life will increase in the years that follow. Most of these people will never return to their homelands. Time is the enemy of sovereigns struggling to mend broken economies, and those in need of bread and butter relief cannot wait. German leadership, unlike their American counterparts, is almost in universal agreement that responsible immigration policies are monetarily righteous.

In a Der Spiegel article a major component to why Germany will gain the most in the coming decades is the following,

“And the German government? Yet again it is on the winning side. It not only enforces its rigorous view of austerity policies in the EU, but also harvests the ‘fruit’ — young skilled workers hungry for employment that companies here in Germany are desperately searching for. They also give companies here a real advantage because they can cherry pick the very best skilled workers from the growing pool of jobseekers without having to undertake costly qualification programs. The situation could hardly be any more grotesque.” Read more…

This political mind set is merely smart domestic policy. Those social pundits that ignore the absence of sound economic logic pay little service to the populace they claim to serve. In America the phraseology is carefully crafted for those that harbor isolationist sentiments. Hushed tones of fear generated to appease some outmoded concept of political purity has given way in the EU to the cold reality that structural unemployment will kill any economy. Germany has not only thrived under a fiscal policy that embraces a sound monetary system, but has learned to ignore its own isolationist voices. To embrace responsible immigration is merely an intelligent approach to sovereign prosperity.

Besides, the undocumented have contributed to making great nations…ours included. To marginalize rather than integrate both skilled and unskilled labor is simply economically inefficient. To ratify that increase in income will only swell coffers with badly needed tax revenue that will help assuage a liquidity trapped country. Is there ant-immigration in Europe? Perhaps, but it is not evident in government labor practices.