Joel Comm

Joel Comm is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is a New York Times bestselling author, blockchain enthusiast, professional keynote speaker, social media marketing strategist, live video expert, technologist, brand influencer, futurist and eternal 12-year old. With over two decades of experience harnessing the power of the web, publishing, social media and mobile applications to expand reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audiences inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create highly effective new media campaigns. His latest project is as co-host of The Bad Crypto Podcast, a top cryptocurrency show making the future of digital payments easy to understand.

Brave Browser Promises a Brave New Cyberworld with Next-Gen Launch

No one said the Internet had to be this way. No one said that to access websites we’d have to give a giant tech company a list of every page we read, every video we watch, and every link we click. No one said that that tech company could then sell that private information to other companies to fill our screens with targeted ads. But that’s how the Internet developed. If you use Google Chrome, then every Web page you read, including this one, is added to a database containing a list of your...

How Smart Entrepreneurs Win First Mover Advantage

When Jeff Bezos launched Amazon back in 1994, the site had only one kind of product. It sold books, and it sold books for two reasons. First, there were a lot of them which meant that it could appeal to a broad range of customers. And second, the competition was smaller. At the time, just six major record companies dominated the music industry. The publishing industry was much more diversified so there was less chance of a major retailer or producer getting in the way. But it was always clear...

The Future of Money is Not Money 20/20

Two financial events took place in Vegas at the end of October 2019. At The Venetian and Sands Expo, Money 20/20 attracted all the big players in finance. MasterCard was there, as were Visa and American Express, PayPal and J.P. Morgan, as well as all the players that support those traditional payment and banking systems. The agenda at Money 20/20 was long and varied. Several people talked about extending banking to the legal cannabis industry. There were discussions about reaching people in...

Is A/B testing dead?

Making money on the Internet without selling your own product used to be straightforward. You’d create content that people wanted to consume. You’d surround that content with relevant ads. You’d optimize those ads, track the results, look for high-paying keywords, and try to get backlinks that pushed your pages up the search engines. It wasn’t easy, but the strategy was straightforward. Today’s online money-making requires a different approach. The growth of content on the Internet means that...

How to Spot, and Use, a Trend

Want to buy a tamagotchi?  Probably not, right? But in the late nineties, the digital pets from Japan were all the rage. Bandai, the company that made them, earned a fortune. Between November 1996 and March 1998, the company sold 40 million units around the world. Smaller businesses piled in, offering accessories that enabled buyers to take their pets with them or make them look cute. And then as quickly as the boom began, it ended. Bandai was left with 6 million unsold units and huge losses....

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