HAVING A BLAST WITH GIVING AWAY HIVE AND MY WEBSITE SNAFU

in STEMGeeks5 months ago

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SECOND HUMBLED BY LIFE HIVE GIVEAWAY

So, I have completed another round of postings, this time about IT & Cybersecurity Woes for Small Business and giving away Hive for my favorite comments, re-blogs, and sharing on Twitter.

This is a continuation of my previous giveaway that I really enjoyed.

We have given away 99 Hive so far, with a few more still possible in the next couple of days still.

It is so enjoyable to have the interactions on those posts with all the cool people out there like @tobixen, @coffeelovers, @edystringz, @pokecrypto, @gentleshaid, and @notak.

WEBSITE SNAFU

ITSM Rhino has been online for a couple of months now. It was a website idea I came up with after my offline consulting business dived once I went down from my first mild stroke. I tooled around with it, experimented, been taking advice and tips from folks like @jongolson as I get my stuff together. In the interim, I have just been passively dropping a link to it in taglines and posts.

I am sure that was a mistake. I should have made sure it was ready for the prime time the way I wanted it, and more importantly, the way members would need it before going public. However, I thought it could provide some value right away, and it could be perfect later.

Here we are a few months later, not much to speak for regarding the number of members. This lack of membership is most likely due to my lack of active promotion for one, which was purposeful, and secondly, some of the issues that I should have fixed and tests before I made it public. So now I understand that even though there might be value for members if they don't see that value when going through the process to get to their membership benefits, they don't do it, then there is no value.

Not sure if that makes sense, but…

Anyway, we are fixing all of this and doing it right.

A few days ago, I posted about some updates going on right now to the ITSM Rhino.

First, work was completed so that the categories of the downloads can be collapsed and expanded, making it easier to sort through and view the available downloads. Today starts the removal of current downloads that are available and rebuilding, editing, and improving them. No worries though, they will be added back at a staggered interval better than before.

Advisors

I have also brought on a team of IT professionals to advise on the website and content from the member's viewpoint. This consulting should provide the best possible value to our members from the cradle to the grave.

So far, they have provided some great suggestions that we are currently implementing and will be updating everyone very soon before our hard launch and promotion of the website.

A few simple changes we have made based on their suggestions are to stop autoplay of the video on the homepage and the flashing gif image at the bottom of the homepage.

They also caught a small typo on the affiliate page, suggested providing sample products for potential members to view, and some other suggestions for improvements to design and presentation.

All suggested changes have been implemented or in progress by the developers and whiz-bang coder types.

Blockchain and Crypto Integration

One of the initiatives and strategies I am most proud of is ensuring ITSM Rhino is geared toward the future. To me, this means it should focus on Web 3.0 and the blockchain.

ITSM Rhino can accept PayPal, but more importantly to me, it now has #HivePay and #FirePay. This addition of payment processors now accepts #Hive, #Bitcoin, #Litecoin, #ETH, and other cryptos payments.

The site has also installed the #Exxp WordPress plugin for the blog. The plugin allows the posts on the WordPress blog to cross-post to the Hive blockchain. I used the plugin in the past, but there was an issue with images making through their proxy onto Hive. I hope this time it has been rectified, and if not, I am sure @Howo and the team will figure something out. In the interim, we will manually add the image after the fact. I hope they will eventually code it to select what communities you would like the post to go to on Hive; that would be neat.

The vision now is looking forward to leveraging Hive even more, along with #DSLA (#Stacktical), #STORJ, #SKALE, #BAT, #CTP, and some other blockchain/crypto tech.

Thank you for reading, and until the next update, I hope you enjoy continuing to enjoy our posts and content. Feel free to reach out or comment here if you have suggestions or questions. Who knows, I'm known to give out Hive for re-blogging, favorite comments, and sharing on Twitter.

If you don't have a Hive account, you can create one here at PeakD.

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It is so enjoyable to have the interactions on those posts with all the cool people out there like @tobixen, @coffeelovers, @edystringz, @pokecrypto, @gentleshaid, and @notak.

I am grateful for the HIVE I received. Thank you very much, sir

ITSM Rhino can accept PayPal, but more importantly to me, it now has #HivePay and #FirePay. This addition of payment processors now accepts #Hive, #Bitcoin, #Litecoin, #ETH, and other cryptos payments.

I have a big question. Is there a plugin that can be purchase to help one do this? I would have loved to include it in the website I am planning to set up for my affiliate marketing in a few days

Here we are a few months later, not much to speak for regarding the number of members. This lack of membership is most likely due to my lack of active promotion for one, which was purposeful, and secondly, some of the issues that I should have fixed and tests before I made it public. So now I understand that even though there might be value for members if they don't see that value when going through the process to get to their membership benefits, they don't do it, then there is no value.

Yes, I agree. YOu should have waited until you had enough value to give before you share those links. But I am guessing it was for a good cause because right now, you understand a little bit than before, and you can twerk the sites around to suit the taste of your clients. And this is because you shared those links, you would have not known how to effect those changes if you did not start publicizing your site even before it was ready

Also, I am glad that you have a good team of advisors who are willing to go all the way with you

Let us know once everything is ready so we can dive in, and support your vision. Thank you

Is there a plugin that can be purchase to help one do this?

Yes, @jongolson turned me onto these. He uses them for @clicktrackprofit and has been singing from the rooftops how affiliate marketing needs to adopt crypto and blockchain.
https://fire-pay.com/
https://hivepay.io/

Yes, it seems like a boneheaded move to go live with the site, but it does have it's pluses now. For sure, I will look to keep you updated.

Oh ohk

Thank you very much for the link

I will bookmark the page for future references

But if I have questions, I am going to hit you up, if that is find with you though

Thank you

No problem. Works for me. Thanks.

Damn I was really busy the last couple of weeks. Really missed that one out! Thank you for mentioning me! :) I really enjoy your articels!

No problem. Thank you for reading and being a part of my little world and engaging in my posts😀

Why WordPress exactly?

Also, the site appears to be down.

At the time, WordPress was what I knew and was comfortable with. Only the blog is WP, the main site is another script.

As I stated, Web 3.0 is where I would like to head, so is WP and the main site's current script where we will be in the future? I doubt it.

When I woke up this morning and saw this comment I checked the site and it seems to be up. Let me know if you are still having trouble seeing it.

I first noticed this whole project in your cross post to the stemsocial community and I've spent a couple of time surfing through the itsm rhino platform. I'm not much of an IT person but I know I can benefit from the affiliate program by promoting the platform on my social media pages. I am not a pro, so I might not be able to offer advice as per the design of the platform.

That would be great. Any feedback you have from that perspective would be appreciated then. Thanks.

I have surveyed through your website, it was developed using web 2.0, content management system (CMS) word press to be specific here, but your write-up caught my attention when I read

To me, this means it should focus on Web 3.0 and the blockchain.

ITSM Rhino can accept PayPal, but more importantly to me, it now has #HivePay and #FirePay. This addition of payment processors now accepts #Hive, #Bitcoin, #Litecoin, #ETH, and other cryptos payments.

Probably you will be the first to implement such a good idea within the hive community. It's a nice project if implemented successfully. Regards!

Actually, I am not the first. @jongolson did it some time ago, along with the folks he trains in @clicktrackprofit. He is the one who turned me onto Hivepay and Firepay integration.

Thanks for the good wishes and will keep you updated.

Alright, It's a pleasure! Regards

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