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Becoming Certified

I have always been rather tech savvy in my day with computers, smart phones, or even tablets. Growing up in a household that always kept up with the new technolgy coming out in the world day by day. Along with my dad always being there to help me out step by step as he is a website developer or as he calls it “manages digital assets”. Through out this year I started learning more as I was away for college for instance, Indesign, Photoshop, Google Adwords, and the list goes on.

Recently I have come to realize how google has come around to truly helping out their users. They have come out with several ways to help out users who want to becoming certified in google AdWords or even Google Analytics. I became very intesrested in Google Analytics as my major is advertising. It many ways it could help me become more qualified in my field as I am able to learn new ways to make my ads better and know which types of ads work more effect then the others.

So with that being said I thought it would be a wonderful idea to be able to become certified in Google Analytics. Of which I did over the course of few weeks. It is rather easy, all that needs to be done is watch several videos and take a few tests to become certified. I am rather happy with this accomplishment as now when I look into the future of my career as such I will just be one step further then some people that gives me a slight advantage to move up quicker and become better at what I would do!

My father always taught me to strive further and bigger then others because thats how you get ahead in life. And thats just what I plan on doing, follow in my fathers footsteps and be the man that he hopes I can be and more! Just like him I have fell in love with the car industry and plan on to make my way into that field. To continue on my fathers legacy. So with that being said here is the proof that I passed Google Analytics.

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PC: Beach, S. Google Analytics certification. Screenshot, retrieved from: https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/course/6/certificate

Learning The Schedual

I recently found an interesting thing through twitter, It is called Tweetdeck. TweetDeck is a website directly connected to twitter that lets you manage and even schedual your tweets for a specific time. I decided to take advantage of this and scedual a few tweets that can express how ill feel that day!

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On the right side it shows you your schedualed tweets and the rest of the coloums are your feed, notifications and your activity. So all in all you could start using tweetdeck as your regular twitter and be able to do more then just on twitter. Just thought I would share my new discovery!

Getting Networked

So recently The thought crossed my mind to study abroad! I instantly fell inlove with the idea to be able to spend a semester or even a year in another country that I would love to be in! The United Kingdom! So with that being said I began to attend study abroad meetings held here at GVSU. I couldn’t stop thinking about the oppertunitys I would gain by being in another country and the experience I would also obtain.

GVSU has a wonderful study abroad programs here. It offers a wide range of locations and an outragous amount of majors in other countries. With it being about the same amount of attending one semester here in the unites states it costs to study abroad depending on the country. So I am astonished to the individuals who don’t take advantage of this oppertunity as they are missing out greatly!

But in light of all that here is a goofy picture of me at the meeting at padnos.

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The Job Search

So with being in college I know I have to think about what is to come of me after I graduate. So I started to look at new jobs that I may be interested in! With what I am interested in i can apply for becuase I have the right skills! So when looking into jobs I used the site Indeed. With this website it helps you search areas of intested that can help you find jobs the five jobs I am looking into right now are.

Automotive sales consulatant

For Keller Ford

Link to job listing

This requires Strong written and verbal skills, Outgoing personality with a professional appearance, Expertise in developing and maintaining relationships, Proficient computer, internet and MS Office skills, Must excel at utilizing CRM, data tools and following the applicable processes, Commission Paid on top of Annual Salary.

Summer lifeguard

MVP sports club

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requires Current American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Certification, Current American Red Cross First Aid

Automotive service advirsor

Dykstra’s Auto Service

Service advisor link

This requires a minimum of a highschool diploma or GED, service advisor for a minimum of 2 years. with a valid drivers license

Marketing assistent

Better Advertising Professionals

Marketing assistent link

This jobs requires a minimum of 4 years of a degree, previous marketing or sales experience is a plus, keen sense of detail, strong communication skills.

Digital Marketing Internship

Steelcase

Internship link

This job requires Digital marketing,  Writing, Web design – WordPress, Social media analytics (Adobe Analytics, Google Analytics, Sprout Social), Basic website coding – ie: HTML, CSS, WordPress, Video and photography skills, Previous internship experience preferred.

 

These here are just few of the jobs i would look forward to persuing as it could strongly benefit me in the long run! Many of these jobs would be helpful and are well paying and give me a job once I am to graduate. So if i were you, I would start looking into jobs as soon as you can. As you can never be less prepared when it comes to the real world, outside of this college experience.

This is where i see myself working one day. Along side a dealership helpin them conquer the market around them and being the best dealership they can be in person and on the internet.

Contact Me

When creating this website I never thought about ways for you to be able to contact me or get a hold of me so with that I decided to make a business card! Using InDesign I created a template that would be the base of my business card. Since this is a website I created it in an online formate. When nearly done this was the end result of the design still in Indesign.

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Since this was a business card it needed to be able to have a front and back which I was able to make! Though my brand is about beachs, I thought it would be a good idea to add something on it that would correspond to that, so I added a beach umbrella to the card.

The final card I though turned out very well and is rather appealing to the eye to make you actually want to look at it. So here is the final picture of the Business card.

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The beauty of Beachs

As I started going around I noticed that my blog isnt that well known of, or easily seen. So as I did some research it came to my attention that I need to create a better SEO/SEM. Which means Search engine optimization, and search engine marketing. So with that being said i said i went to google to help me find some key words to help my blog get better search optimization. They have a program called Google Ad Words

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The first five words I made up myself and the other 5 google ad words helped me create

  • Beachs
  • Travel
  • lifestyle
  • summer
  • sun
  • The beach (60k+)
  • myrtle beach(550K+)
  • summer 2016 (22K+)
  • resort (246K+)
  • best beachs in the world (18K+)

key words work best when you are able to use them in a sentence and not just have random words for example

  • Beachs are so beautiful to travel to in the summer sun!
  • myrtle beach would lead for a good lifestyle if we moved there.
  • The beach was a hit in summer 2016.
  • i would kill to go to one of the best beachs in the world and hopefully it is a resort!

That Photoshopped Beach

So recently boredom has come over me and I thought why not lets create what seems to be a fun and great beach that I would love to attend! So with that being said the best place to create your own beach would be on Adobe Photoshop! Photoshop is a image software where you have the ability to change and alter images that still look real even though someone has screwed with it. So firstly, I chose a starting image to work on and I browsed the internet to help find beautiful beachs, to have come across this image.

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Meena, H. (March, 2013). Goa Beautiful Beach [JPEG] Retrieved from:https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goa_beautiful_beach.JPG

This image had everything I thought a beautiful beach had. Although to me there seemed to be missing some little things, more people, umbrellas, and some boats to play on. So with that being said I took my time and found some things to insert into the image but not make it look incredibly fake. My end result ended up to turn out better then i expected as I have never been a photoshop professional. But here is the end product of my altering.

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To me this seemed far more realistic of a beach. On such a nice day why woudnt there be more people and more boats around. You would think that it would be poppin and thats exactly how I made it feel. Now if you dont know or understand photoshop that much a good place to learn the techniques, could be here. Now go out there and create your own beautiful images and have a good day!

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The beauty of Flow

I have always been fascinated with the art of flow, Flow art is when people gain the capability through a lot of hard work and dedication to be able to beautifully move either batons, staffs, hula hoops, poi, and many more. My friends recently asked if I would be willing to make a video of them while they are in the act. So, I couldn’t say no to the beauty. The first thing I did though was create a story board to help give us a basis of what we needed to accomplish although it was rather simple and easy to create! storyboard-highres

Although it was only the demo version it was still very easy to use, especially when you can’t draw like me… After that took place I asked if we could go and record this wonderful video as it was killing me to keep on waiting as I was dying to watch!

After getting the recording all done it came to the editing part, the video editing software I ended up using was called Final Cut Pro. This is a very convenient and easy product to use. Although the only thing I hated is that you can only use it on apple products… and I own a PC so that made it hard. When making the video, it was rather time consuming but enjoyable at the same time as I loved what I was making and knew that my friends would appreciate it as well! I’ll show you how Final Cut looks like, so you can understand what I was working with.

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Now that you know how I was doing it I might as well show you the video that came out of all this work so here you go!

 

Tips for a Good Time

So recently since my blog is about beautiful beachs and where to find them, I thought it would be a nice idea to help you guys in a few ways to enjoy yourself when you go to the beach! You know there is a lot more that comes into play when you go to the beach. Firstly its an all day event so you have to make sure to plan everything out and make sure you have brought all the essential needs to make your time in the sun the best you can!

What I did to help you know how to have a good time, I created an Infographic. An infographic is a chart or diagram that is used to plot data or explain a certain thing step by step. Where as mine is helping you accomplish a beautiful and fun filled day at the beach as seen below.new-piktochart_172_49aa16d1aa9ae63f47024a8c4629f7abdb566cec With this infographic it tells you what you need, and what you need to put away to have an enjoyable time with friends and family! You know now days it seems like no one is having as much fun as they used to. I think its due to the cell phones, everyone is busy worrying about what is happening else where, when they should be looking around them and realize all the beautiful and fun people around you. So Stop with the damn drama for one day and go suck up that beautiful sun! Don’t come back till you’re burnt or have a beautiful tan! With that y’all enjoy your day and good luck the next time you bask at the beach!

Your friend,

Spencer Beach

Getting the Word Out

So recently I’ve noticed how my profile is not existent when you search my name So i figured i should solve my problem, So i went online to search ways to make myself more easy to find. To have found when looking the website Brandyourself.

Brand yourself is a well website that lets you boost your prefered websites to show up quicker when you search your name into google. Well due to the fact that my last name is Beach, The results were no where near close at being able to being found. Since part of signing up to Brandyourself is achieveing a grade out how well you are found. I went ahead to see what my grade was. To find out it was horrible…

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William B.,(January, 31, 2017)Brand yourself report card screenshot(JPEG) Retrieved http://brandyourself.com/reportcard.

Yea… That bad, I recieved a F.  How the greating system works is you’ll either recive an A, B, C, or F. The criteria is dependant on How easily you can be found, Results that can hurt your image, and Potentially damaging social media post can be. Well the main reason for me getting an F is due to all the beach resorts and other beautiful beach vaction areas. Not like im complaining as the base of this blog is going to explain and explore nice beach’s throughout the United States.