Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

7 Social Media Recruitment Tips to Get More Quality Candidates
Jun22

7 Social Media Recruitment Tips to Get More Quality Candidates

Fun Fact: 92% of recruiters‘ technique to find quality candidates is through social media. That’s an overwhelming amount of people who believe in the power of social media. It shows undeniable credibility and reliability that it works successfully in getting top talents. In a way, that’s not so surprising at all. A lot of people (3.78 billion to be exact) have accounts online and a multitude of them might just be who your company needs. You can also take advantage of the fact that 79% of them look for job opportunities on social media. That is why you should divert your attention to social recruiting. In our previous article, we tackled convincing statistics on why it’s beneficial to the business. Now, we’re going to lay down some tips on how to use social media for recruitment effectively and efficiently. 7 Tips in Using Social Media in Recruitment 1. Establish a presence online First and foremost, if you want to target online people, you need to be online, as well. This can be done through several platforms like your own website and social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Creating one, being active, and engaging with prospects there will establish a rapport between you and your target audience. This will be good because when you post or share job ads through social media, people will pay more attention and will not skip it. 2. Create quality content Make your content engaging and interesting whenever you post, despite the brand […]

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How To Make Money Buying and Selling Domain Names
Jun22

How To Make Money Buying and Selling Domain Names

I came across a great article by BitRebels.com, “How To Make Money Buying And Selling Domain Names.” Being in the space, I have personally seen many of my colleagues, friends, and competitors make millions doing this. Working at Uniregistry, and having the opportunity to manage and broker domain names directly out of Frank Schilling’s 365,000 domain name portfolio for seven years eclipsed over 100,000,000 USD in sales. Seeing that ungodly number of revenue, some people need to remember quite a few important things: #1: I mentioned before that the portfolio I represented had 365,000 names in it…Well, if he paid 8.25 a year in renewals per domain, that means $3,011,250 every year was spent on renewals come hell or high water. If I recall correctly, it was more than that. #2: Selling 100,000,000 in domains required a lot of hard work, not just from the domain owner but from an army of salespeople that I had the pleasure of managing. Believe me, it was no cakewalk. We worked our tales off! One domain at a time, with an average sale price of probably around 5k. Those salespeople needed to be paid! #3: You need a robust CRM to track all of your leads, sales, and statistics and a tech team to back that up. Talented developers like the ones we had were not cheap. #4: We also had our fair share of legal issues. An attorney was on retainer. We used him quite a bit! Almost daily! Not necessarily for […]

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The Transformative Power of Relationships
Jun22

The Transformative Power of Relationships

We all know that relationships play an important role in our success, happiness, and fulfillment. For an entrepreneur, this is even more true. We all have goals (conscious or unconscious) that involve our relationships. Gaining clarity around relationship goals—whether they are professional, personal, spiritual, or familial—greatly impacts our lives, which is one of the reasons people work with me and my Take Back Your Time program. For my client Karene Richards, this couldn’t be more true. As a former investment banker, her journey as an entrepreneur began with a tragedy involving one of the closest relationships a person can have—the one with your mother. Fifteen years ago, Karene’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Two years later, she passed away. During this time, her father had a poignant request. He saw how similar Karene was to her mother. Both went to Ivy League colleges, both obtained their master’s degrees, both were ambitious, and both often neglected their own self-care to care for others, something that many women—especially women of color—can relate to. Karene’s dad took her aside and asked her to not let what happened to her mom happen to her. Instead of sacrificing herself for others, he asked her to practice self-care. Could she put herself and her health first? Ten years later, the doctors found a lump in Karene’s breast. Karene wondered if she, like her mother, had only two years to live. It threw her life into sharp focus. How was she prioritizing her time? Was she […]

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Bitcoin falls 10% as China intensifies crypto crackdown
Jun22

Bitcoin falls 10% as China intensifies crypto crackdown

Bitcoin fell to a two-week low amid an intensifying cryptocurrency crackdown in China. The largest virtual currency fell 10% to $32,350 as of 8:50 a.m. in New York. Ether declined 13% to $1,950. China announced on Monday that it summoned officials from its biggest banks to a meeting to reiterate a ban on providing cryptocurrency services. It’s the latest sign that China plan to do whatever it takes to close any loopholes left in crypto trading. Representatives from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., Agricultural Bank of China Ltd. and payment service provider Alipay were reminded of rules that prohibit Chinese banks from engaging in crypto-related transactions, according to a statement from the central bank on Monday. “The PBOC crackdown is going further than initially expected,” said Jonathan Cheesman, head of over-the-counter and institutional sales at crypto derivatives exchange FTX. “Mining was phase one and speculation is phase two.” Separately, a Chinese city with abundant hydropower has stepped up action to rein in mining. A Ya’an government official told at least one Bitcoin miner that the city has promised to root out all Bitcoin and Ether mining operations with a year, said a person with knowledge of the situation. In the backdrop, the appetite for risk assets has diminished after last week’s hawkish policy pivot by the Federal Reserve. Even though equity markets tipped into the green on Monday, analysts pointed to lingering jitters about frothy corners of the market. “If, as I expect, the global buy-everything unwind continues […]

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4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Remote Work Life
Jun21

4 Easy Steps to Improve Your Remote Work Life

Over the course of the pandemic, people had to figure out how to efficiently communicate remotely. This included a need to rebalance work and home life. Are you sitting at the same disorganized desk with little motivation and constant distractions? Perhaps you lose focus from spending time with your family or working on projects? The good news, it’s easy to make your new virtual work environment more successful. Follow the four tips below to enhance stability and productivity in project management. 1. Redesign Your Space The first step in becoming more efficient is organizing your space. Create different spaces or sections to distinguish between your work and personal areas. If size is limited, try hanging a curtain, or use a folding screen, to separate your desk from your bed. The addition of dual purpose items, like a file cabinet or computer monitor, can increase functionality. When redesigning your workspace for a virtual job, there tends to be a lot of sitting. Consider investing in a stand-up desk. The benefits of adjustable workstations run from lowering your risk of obesity and heart disease to reducing back pain. Also, consider buying a large exercise ball, which can improve your energy while strengthening your posture and balance. Make sure to check whether your lighting is sufficient during the day and night. Amplified lighting revives the mood and eases the strain on your eyes. Get innovative and enjoy the process! 2. Invest in Your Short and Long Term Plans Consider separating your work commitments […]

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