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Sharing your skills on skill share 



Ever wished you could just go somewhere and illustrate quickly how to do something to a client or a friend who is trying to set up her website or manage her social media? If you are like me you have wanted to explain how to set up a new youtuber account. Well now you can and what's more once you've created your lesson in how to, you can then share it so the world can benefit, and be paid for your skill. Isn't that great I have been waiting for this great platform from the good folks at skillshare.

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The day that TV died

The day that TV died

I haven’t watched TV for years, I’m not alone, I don’t know that there was any real revelation, perhaps the final straw was the 70 Euro SKY bill moment, but I woke up one day and realised I hadn’t watched TV in years. I think a pivotal moment came with another yet another tragic US mass killing, when the news team on every news station from CNN to BBC to al Shadia said the same thing “Lets go to twitter”. Out came their giant media screens as they clicked away on tweets about the disaster. It struck me in that moment, why I am I watching this second hand, let me go and hashtag the hell out of twitter myself.

I was an early adopter and digitalfounder as @wisequeen on twitter, on facebook on instagram on tumblr. I was a digital strategist. I ate,slept and breathed social platforms, blogs and apps. I was a paid tech blogger, I had to plan my clients future on said platforms.

Twitter had its peak and then its slow decline, as it was overtaken by media channels and big business, they were always slower on the uptake as citizen journalists reported the news before the news channels could, it was a race to the scene as media channels became ambulance chasers while citizens recorded footage on their mobiles and beat them to it . Exciting times!

Reality TV had arrived and paid for a large part of TV channels who literally fell off a cliff into the sea.

Reality stars i.e ordinary people, were in charge of their own image and influence for the first time in history, when the Kartrashians’ followers made even Obama’s numbers look sad. Even Oprah, who had ridden the crap out of that wave for eighteen years decided to hang up her surf board and make content shows under her OWN label (what a smart name ). Yup she went to You tube too.

How could anyone keep up? Techcrunch gave way to Snapchat, vine, reddit forums, web conferences in Paris, LA and London where the new media kids on the block were treated like rock stars. I remember saying to Gary Vaynerchuk in Paris 2008, this is a revolution.

I remember watching one of Gary’s first You Tube videos filmed in New Jersey before, Wine Library, before Daily grape, before Vaynermedia. That year and those following Gary and I and a crew of early adopters like Chris Sacca, Tara Hunt @missrogue, Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan lit a fire under people at huge events from Berlin to LA where you couldn’t help but notice that the corporate suits would pay thousands for a ticket to come and watch young pipsqueaks annihilate their 10 year plans and their carefully-put-together expensive marketing budgets on stage. That stage hosted speakers as different as Sarkosy, and Queen Rania of Jordan, who I got to meet with her PA at the green room, I still have her card. It was amazing stuff.

Google was on that stage too, of course they were. I was working from Zurich where we were building apps and holding Techmondays with developers and entrepreneurs, to London to Rome, to LA, to Boston. Speaking at Google and watching the internet give birth to snow white and the ugly stepsisters, It was breathtaking!

Crowds of People paying obscene amounts to attend conferences or to stand outside like paparazzi waiting ! Bloggers who wanted part of the social juice that was flowing like a river.

In 2010, I made a personal decision to cede my Zurich position to colleagues, to save my marriage. Then I got ill and then followed four major operations. I attended a conference in Paris for Le vin in 2011, and again Gary flew in from NYC to speak about wine, this time. We shared Lunch and he was right on that tipping point.

About the same time I started casually uploading small clips to You tube of my travels. Mostly wine stuff and helping my clients with their clips.

Then in 2012 I got really ill and so followed a six year absence from almost all social platforms. I took down my blog, Social had had it’s day.

Three months ago I looked at my little Youtube account with no subscribers and decided to take a look at reviving it as I did some exciting trips that I had made clips of that I wanted to share with family.

There was 28,000 views… Now this was nowhere near Casey Neistat numbers , but I hadn’t touched it in years, I hadn’t promoted it, admittedly most of those thousands of views had been happening when Youtube was in its infancy, but I was surprised.

Here’s a video I uploaded then (portrait mode and all) it still got 1,5k views so  like it and subscribe! 

TV is truly dead. I do love Strictly come dancing on the BBC but I can watch that when I’m in London and that’s often, plus, some sweetheart records them for me…and I watch the BBC news online and everything else is on Youtube, Yup, You tube has become my TV.

I meet a lot of under 20s’ every day at uni where I speak and coach. They don’t watch TV much either.

Donna Jackson



ten questions? get a job or start a small business of my own 

 10 questions

This depends on what stage of life you are at, how old you are, but it’s never to early or too late to start your own small business, if that service is meeting a need in your community or online.

First you have to ask yourself some questions

  1. How important is status to me, having a job title?
  2. Can I live with the uncertainty of not knowing exactly what I will earn each month?
  3. Do I have a burning desire to make something work for myself?
  4. Do I like to take some risks or am I risk adverse?
  5. Can I start my small initiative by starting where I am now among friends and family.
  6. What is my marketable skill set? for example, can I do minor computer repairs, can I set up websites, can I bake amazing cakes, Can I buy vegetables in bulk and then box them up and deliver them to people who have no time.
  7. Can I start right now today and maybe get a job at MacDonalds or doing a paper route until I get money coming in? Here’s an online business you should get started on with a discount code today right away with no money upfront.
  8. If the answer to most of these questions is yes.. then you have some entrepreneurial genes, and you should get going on your dream.
  9. If the answer to the above questions is No, then get a job, any job, if you are not skilled or graduated and work your way up . to the job you eventually want. working for a boss will teach you a lot.
  10. Donna Jackson twitter @wisequeen

change your life, working online 

You know how it goes, You've been looking online for something that will work, but time and time again you land up in the hands of a wolf,



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SCAM sites advertising WORK ONLINE ! BUILD YOUR BUSINESS that get you to join up by an offer online some costly  training course free to only you, one of the special chosen ones.

Once you sign up and they have taken your credit card deets, you are itching to get inside, complete the first training and start the clock ticking on those earnings.  Residual earnings.

Thats when the hoop jumping starts. You quickly realise, or at least I did, that this isn't going to take you anywhere and in fact you are lining the pockets of some pyramid scheme, these people aren't helping anyone they are helping themselves, TO YOUR MONEY!

You start to realise that to go on to the next training that will get you into the right earning club, you're going to have to invest 2,000+ dollars which you don't have, nor want to give away. BUT DONT WORRY THEY HAVE A LOAN scheme!

At this stage you start to Google the name of the site you've signed up with to see if it's a known scam, your heart is beating. Problem is, what is the name, because its hidden behind all the sellers that have approached you. How do you get to the name and founder of the  program without paying to get inside.The answer is you cant...

I signed up on a 14 day, trial, and my first billing date was upcoming, So once I had done a fair bit of reading and was sure it had the taste of a scam. I set about acting... Now what do you think I did? send me a comment below.


Has this happened to you, did you feel stupid.. Don't! these people prey on the desperate.

Heres the good part 

All this research led me to a company that allowed me to sign up for free and to learn how to build a real affiliate business online.. brick by brick, metre by metre, and then later If I wanted more features in the site, to build my website, sell my books.  I  could sign up to their premium membership for a small monthly fee and have access to any feature or training I needed.

I started feeding myself and stopped feeding the wolves!


Here's where to go if you have dreamed of working online and are not sure how to start.  But don't just  take my word for it there's a whole community inside to help. If you decide to just hang around awhile in the free area and build up some trust first thats also OK.   



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