When I decided to throw all my effort into making Chocolate Diamond Media my full time endeavor, I wanted to be strategic about how I did that. I wanted to make sure that I was spending money, but as importantly time in the right areas. One decision that came out of that, was to avoid YouTube.
I originally hoped that we could possibly win the contest, and the cash prize that it came with, and I thought “at least I’ll get another good sample video out of it.” I think that was the right attitude, but I couldn’t imagine that I would get such a gracious partner that helped to share the video as much as they did, and I didn’t count on getting some attention from their peers, or that somehow I would randomly hit a great keyword string in China, and start getting random views. I never could have expected it, and it’s been such a great experience. We may have lost, but I feel like I’m walking away with a lot more than a loser.
Many of the “Shelter in Place/Stay at Home” orders are expiring over the next week or so, and even in the places that will remain under those orders there is going to be some desire to return to normalcy, and so businesses like yours, and ours, need to begin thinking about what we can do to maximize this time, and prepare for eventually resuming business whether that means ‘as usual’ or not.