Archive | May, 2013

Stock Buying Strategy for Empire Avenue

23 May
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English: Chart of the annual dividends on the common stock of the Lehigh Valley Railroad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People on Empire Avenue talk about many different strategies for buying stocks. This article will discuss them.

After 5 days on Empire Avenue I already have invested in 122 stocks. That number will go up exponentially in the coming months. The decisions I make will either make me alot of Eaves (their virtual currency) or will be a nightmare.

The goal with this article is to help me (and you) figure out what are the investment options on Empire Avenue.

  1. Practical considerations make it VERY DIFFICULT to buy all of your stocks through the interface provided by Empire Avenue. The problem is that you can only do one at a time.
  2. 3rd Party Solutions: https://www.avenue.io/ provides a slick interface that for $10 a month allows you to manage 3 accounts at a time and allows you to buy 100 stocks at a time.
  3. High Dividends.
  4. Stock Appreciation.
  5. High Yield.
  6. Sliders.
  7. Reciprocal. This strategy is to invest in people who invest in you. If no one invests in your stock, then your price falls. So one way to keep your price high is to invest in people who invest back in you.

So what strategy do you think is the best?

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Tips for Writing an Effective Biography on Empire Avenue

20 May

I decided that one of the best ways for me to learn EmpireAvenue.com was to review the biographies of the top 100 people in EmpireAvenue. Then I decided that I should blog about Empire Avenue to really learn (and besides I needed to run a blog anyway). There are several types of information that people include in their EmpireAvenue biographies. I am going to explain what I think should be included and why:

Personal Information:

  1. People like to put a face to a name. With that in mind include as much or as little personal information as you desire.

Tips for Empire Avenue

  1. I know that I read the biographies hoping to discover tips and tricks to Empire Avenue. So I am sure others want to do the same.

How You Can Work With Me – To me information about how other individuals in Empire Avenue can benefit by working with you is perhaps the most important area to include in your biography.

  1. Do you want people to friend you on Facebook? Circle on Google +? Do you reciprocate?

What types of content should you include? Well that depends on what your goals are with Empire Avenue. Your goals should help you to frame what you should include.

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18 May

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How to Increase Your EmpireAvenue.com Network Score

15 May

Your dividends in Empire Avenue are determined by your score on your top 5 networks. I have heard many people say that additional networks can also help your dividends.

Good habits. What you need to do with Empire Avenue is make sure that you follow good habits. This will allow you to perform more “actions” in EmpireAvenue and will allow you to maximize your score in the least amount of time.

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mansion (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Built up over time. I have heard that your score is based on the prior 14 days. Also heard it was over the prior 30 days.

To Do List. This is a list of things that I try to do to increase my score in Empire Avenue:

  1. Join communities. Interact in communities. Join communities that you find interesting. Then you will want to interact more.
  2. Shoutouts. Great way to interact with other people in EmpireAvenue.com.
  3. Recommend stocks. This also leads to more people recommending you.
  4. Lists.
  5. Missions. I wrote an article with ideas for best practices on missions. Check it out. In short like the mission, comment on it, and complete many missions.
  6. Buy stocks.
  7. Buy stocks in small batches. Some people buy stocks in a quantity of 1 or 2 at a time. This is one way to get on the radar of many people and potentially increases your score. At the same time it can annoy people if you do it too much.
  8. Endorse people.

What other things do you do to increase your Empire Avenue scores?

A segment of a social network

A segment of a social network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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How to Add Just a Facebook Business Account to EmpireAvenue.com Without Adding a Personal One

10 May
Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005

Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some people do not like to tie their personal Facebook account to EmpireAvenue.com for whatever reason. Or you want to create a new business page that is not tied to your personal one. Well the good news is that you can still create a business page that is not tied to your personal Facebook page and you can add just the business page to EmpireAvenue.com. Here is how to do it:

  1. Obtain a new email address. Facebook will not let you use the same email address for two account. Create a new email at Yahoo.com or another email provider.
  2. Create a new business page. Go here to create the page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php give the name you want for the page. Then on the next page provide the email address you will use along with a password complete the captcha and agree to the terms of service.
  3. Confirm your account. Check the email that you used to set up the Facebook page and you can confirm your new Facebook account.
  4. Add profile picture. Also create cover art for the page.
  5. Add page to EmpireAvenue.com. While logged into the business page and add it to Empire avenue at http://www.empireavenue.com/p/connections

Here are a couple example business pages. Please check them out and like if you like them:

  1. Strategic Social Networking
  2. Travel Photography

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How to Build Wealth on Empire Avenue Using Missions

8 May

When I start to write this post it was 8:42 pm. I finished writing and working on missions by 9:29 pm. I wrote this post while building wealth at the same time. I earned over 100,000 EAVES (that would cost US$20 to purchase in the Empire Avenue Store).

What are my goals for completing missions?

  1. Contacts. Make new contacts. Who should I friend? Who can I work with?
  2. Share content. Find excellent content to share to update my social network profiles.
  3. Build wealth.
  4. Eliminate noise. Mute people I am not interested in working with on Empire Avenue.

What I do for each mission I complete:

  1. Read it completely. I do not take on a mission that I am not willing to complete.
  2. Give it a “thumbs up”.
  3. Comment on every mission. Often this is a great way to connect with the individual who offered the mission.
  4. Mute” users who issue missions that I am not interested in performing. I do this so that I do not look at their missions again in the future. I want to focus on people who I am interested in. That is just me. I hope only people who find my stuff interesting engage with me.

Mission Types: I will not discuss them all. But, this will give you some ideas of the types of missions available and how you can approach them.

  1. FB love (2000 to 10,000 EAVES). These missions want you to review posts on Facebook. I look for missions like this from individuals who have content that I like to share. This gives me the opportunity to look at their content and post content to my Facebook page. If you do too many of these and like too much content I have heard of people getting placed in “like” jail where they cannot like anything for a few hours.
  2. Invest in my stock (1500 to 20,000 EAVES, ). These are great. Often people want to build the price of their stock. They will put up the eaves for you to invest. So free investments are always good. It just takes time.
  3. Watch my Youtube video (2000 EAVES). These can be a mixed bag. I do not want to endorse a product that I am not interested in or do not believe in. However, many of the videos are worth watching and I just look out for the people whose videos I find helpful.
  4. Follow me. Often people are looking to add friends on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, etc. Sometimes they will circle you back. For these missions I think it is a good idea to say something in the comments like if it is Facebook, say, anyone here can friend me on Facebook and I will accept the request.
  5. Visit my blog. Often there are no strings attached visit my blog. I will do these and not do anything unless I am comfortable with the content.
  6. Retweet. I need to set up a Twitter account and build it up some before I will do this. I will not take on missions and take advantage of anyone. So make sure you are not taking advantage of them either. It is a two way street.
  7. Comment on a picture. Similar to reviewing a page, but, these want you to comment on one specific post. Some of these are good and some should be avoided.

Missions I avoid:

  1. Install a program. I will not do a mission where a requirement is to install a program that wants to post to my Facebook wall or otherwise requires access.
  2. Share. I have no problem sharing content that I agree with, but, I will not share offers that I do notthink are a good deal. If I share something it is my endorsement. I do not want to set up my followers with a bad deal.
  3. Certain networks. I do not use some social networks. So I skip those missions.

While Writing this Article Here is what I did:

  1. Muted 1 person.
  2. Completed over a dozen missions.
  3. Added fresh content to Facebook.
  4. Wrote this blog post for WordPress.
  5. Earned over 100,000 EAVES (would cost US$20 to purchase).

Some comments that I posted when completing the missions:

  1. “Anyone here can friend request me and I will accept http://www.facebook.com/joe.north.1840?ref=tn_tnmn
  2. “Great mission for stock investing. If you buy some of my stock and shout on my wall and I will reciprocate.”
  3. When I invest in stock I usually say how many shares I bought in the comments.

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Italiano: versione ombreggiata e ingrandita del simboletto “like” di FB (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Types of Biographies on Empire Avenue

5 May
Hanging with Mr. Empire Avenue

Hanging with Mr. Empire Avenue (Photo credit: Jeff Hester)

There is no single secret to success. Likewise there is no single best format for a biography on Empire Avenue. You can pick and chose among many options as outlined below.

Styles of biographies of individuals in the leader boards of Empire Avenue include:

  1. Tipster – People who write a few hundred or more words providing advice on how they made it in the top 100. This is the biography that I am aiming for with my biography.
  2. Life story – People who provide their life story in sometimes excruciating detail and perhaps in 3rd person.
  3. Warning – People who tell you all the things not to do: Don’t friend me on Facebook. Don’t ask questions. Don’t be dumb.
  4. Inviting – People who tell you how to interact with with: Please friend me on Facebook. Please ask me questions in my community.
  5. Contacts – People who provide all their handles online and how to connect with them.
  6. Activist – People who have a cause that they are trying to promote: Animal Rights, Consumer Product Safety, you name it.
  7. Business – People who use Empire Avenue to help their business and who are willing to show exactly how they do it.
  8. All of the above – Some individuals include most of the information above all in well presented well written statement.
  9. Cut and paste artist – These biographies are where you can see that the individual copied and pasted their biography or promotional materials from another project. It might have a dozen or more links. But, the individual did not take any time to properly format it for their Empire Avenue biography.
  10. Minimalist – People who say 10 words or less. Often the individual will cover several of the above areas all in 10 words or less.

What style do you use in your biography?

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