What you will need to do to take advantage of our video chats is to create a Google+ account and then Circle Pawsitive Vybe…
Having a bad a$$ site on the web is a good idea. We use WordPress and are supported by WebManna, an internet marketing firm. Jason and Andrea have been tremendous assets to our web business in terms of design, hosting, direction and marketing. If you can find someone to host your site and run ideas by, that is definitely the way to go.
If you donʼt have that kind of support, you want to be a simple as possible. Get functional, then get fancy.
What’s the Deal with WordPress?
WordPress is an open source software – free – that you can wind up spending a good deal of money on. WordPress is pretty much the defacto standard for small business websites. Formerly a blogging application, WordPress has started to become more of a CMS – content management system – and, I believe, is … Read More »
So weʼve been over the history, what about the present day? This was supposed to be one piece, but I’ve broken it into three pieces on current PVybe technology: Money, the Site, and Communication. So… Show Me the Money!
Whatʼs the Point?
If I had to put my finger on one application that ushered in the new Era of PVybe, it would be thePoint. ThePoint.com is a crowdfunding source with a little bit of a twist. There is a goal, a tipping point, in the case of PVybe and Camps and Seminars, a dollar amount. People sign onto the campaign with a credit card, the card is charged a token sum, $1 or something, and if the campaign tips, meaning enough people sign up for the event, then everyoneʼs card is charged the full amount and a check is cut and sent to … Read More »
The Rise of Online Video
Apryl and I started Pawsitive Vybe in 2005. And right after Christmas of that year I found Blip.tv. I ran across Blip.tv via the videoblogging list. The videoblogging list was an amazing collection of technical and creative New Media trailblazers, innovators and early adopters. Much of what we all experience in online video today sprung from the people on that distribution list in 2005-2006.
I dove headfirst into video again, feeling for the first time that the idea of K9Athlete.com, as I saw it 7 years earlier was finally possible. Apryl and I shot a ton of video and cut some good instructional video. We posted it online and shared it on the Pawsitive Vybe site, k9disc.com, and even created a feed on iTunes. All of this was pre-YouTube. It was cutting edge stuff.
Driving traffic to k9disc.com … Read More »
You may have noticed that PVybe has been using cutting edge technology to teach dog training online for some time now. I will be writing a few pieces this week that speak to technology and teaching. How we have used it in the past and how we are using it now. This post is about my online community and marketing experience from 1998-2008, focusing on community outreach, and online teaching and technology.
The Camp tipping point campaigns have tipped. We’re going to MN and Oregon to conduct PVybe Disc Dog Camps!