Remember pop culture before social media? It’s hard to fathom as of recent, as the era of Digital media has seemed to override the public’s need to rush to the newsstands at their local convenient store… to purchase a tabloid. Now, all we have to do is log onto Instagram to get our “news”, if that’s what you’d like to dub it. However, the digital age has seemed to wipe out a certain demographic of “celebrity”, if you will- the socialite. E’s “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” had a grasp on them, as well as Bravo’s “NYC Prep”. (Blast to the past) But whatever happened to these people? There’s reality stars and influencers, but where did the socialites go?
I was recommended to check out @anthonylario on Instagram by a colleague of mine. She’s from the Philadelphia area, and stumbled across a post of this young man imitating his mother on the phone with a classic Philly twang. My immediate thought was “absolutely hilarious”. As I began to cyber stalk him, I saw that he rubs elbows with many of the ‘Real Housewives’ as well as other reality stars/ celebrities. I was ‘all like’ who is this dude? Is this a blast to the past of the socialite era? Is he a comedian? Is he in New York? Is he in Philly? Is he a musician? I, then realized that maybe I had fallen into a trap… Maybe this is his goal… To keep us on his page questioning who he is and what he really does: classic socialite tactic. Next… cue post notification from BroadwayWorld.com… and there he is…
So here’s the kicker- BroadwayWorld enlightened me about a new fact on Mr. Lario. He made a Christmas single. Did I laugh? Yes. Was I supposed to laugh? Yes. Is he a good singer? Yes. Was I mad that I enjoyed it? Yes. I can’t help but to think Anthony Lario is attempting to troll us, and it’s working. Just last night, he posted a video contrasting many of his comedic skits. A singing video- I assume he planned this post release of his Christmas single, but it’s different. It’s genuine, sad, affectionate. Captioned “This is part of a song I wrote back in the fall called “The First To Go”. The fabulous Abigail Clouser is accompanying me on harmony! I know on Instagram I make a lot of comedy skits and I wrote a “comedy Christmas” song (Christmas Kinda Sucks!), but honestly I DO mainly write a lot of really sappy, dramatic, sad songs lol. I’m constantly writing – other than funny stuff and media, song writing and music is really one of my first loves. I sometimes think about releasing these songs on an EP or album, but I always wonder if people would listen- or even take them seriously bc of my “insta persona” of always being the funny guy. (Which is my own fault) What do you think? Should I release some of these songs?”
“Where do we go from here?”Christmas Kinda Sucks! Anthony Lario FT No-K
Aaaaaand… Now I’m crying? I don’t know this person? But– I fell down the rabbit hole. He’s not trying to sell me on anything, nor is he trying to make me love him… nor emotionally manipulate me. (I think?) He just wants me to watch. That, people, is the lost art of the socialite- making me write a piece on someone of whom I’ve never heard of, and who is now part of my daily scrolling routine. We will never know the true intentions of social media “stars”. Hell, this kid could be a dick. He could be part of a marketing pyramid scheme subliminally messaging his followers. He could be a lot of things. But none of that matters- what matters is I’m watching. Happy scrolling, happy stalking, happy stumbling, and remember- you might not know if you’re being trolled.
How A Young Entrepreneur Followed In The Footsteps of His Father to Find His Own Success
Monetizing a YouTube channel with ad revenue can be easy once the subscriber count starts to hit 6 figures. Advertisers love putting paid promotion on channels of YouTubers who have a loyal, unique audience that all have common interests. Christoph Filgertshofer, after working relentlessly to build his following to 200k subscribers, decided to go a completely different route with monetization. Having grown up surrounded by entrepreneurship, he decided to get a start in eCommerce.
Growing up in Germany, Christoph’s father would always share his exciting stories as an entrepreneur. His dad would share stories of his practice and recruiting clients with him at a young age, and the lessons he learned from these stories stuck with him throughout his childhood and teenage years. By the time he was old enough to become further immersed in entrepreneurship, Christoph started hustling flipping Pokemon cards and selling newspapers as young as 14 years old. He saw all of his friends being handed iPods from their parents, and made a pact with himself to make enough money on his own to save up for one.
With all of this experience at such a young age, it was no surprise that Christoph had such an interest in selling products online and working for himself. Even with all of the success he would wind up experiencing, he still had his shortcomings off the bat as he did not have enough experience. His first store flopped, but he worked tirelessly to learn the craft and perfect his online store and market it correctly. Similar to his YouTube experience, his hard work would pay off in a major way as he soon saw himself generating 5 figures of revenue in one month and scaling it to multiple six figures in revenue.
Christoph has found that he has come to enjoy his successes now simply because of how much work went into his process. Without failures and setbacks, the success would be taken for granted and would ruin the whole journey for him. Before his story even began, Christoph was inspired by his father as a little kid hearing his stories after he would come home from work. His dad would always share with him how he never grew tired of his work, and always had a new problem to solve to keep him on his toes. Hearing all of this as a kid, Christoph knew the only option for him as a career would be to start his own business and be his own boss as well.
As a result of all of his hard work, Christoph is rewarded most by the amount of freedom he has on a daily basis. He can work from wherever he wants and can plan a trip today and be gone tomorrow. The ability to do whatever you want, work for yourself, travel, and make a great living has made all of the struggles and setbacks well worth it. And we are sure, that’s not it – there will be more occasions we hear from this young entrepreneur in the future.
Learn How Serial Entrepreneur Shahid Durrani Handles Multiple Businesses In Diverse Industries.
Shahid Durrani is a serial entrepreneur whose passion is rooted deep in the need to help others and create opportunities that assist them on their journey to success.
Over the years, Shahid has experienced both success and failure in past projects. The knowledge gained from the failures he encountered along the way has greatly set him apart from the rest of the competition.
Shahid’s empire spans diverse fields such as the medical sector and the manufacturing industry. Apart from this, Shahid is also an Instagram influencer with more than 52,000 subscribers!
Right now, Shahid along with his Partner and their team are working on an advertising platform for the automotive industry called MyGoTo. They plan to evolve this platform to seep into other high ticket industries such as Real estate, mortgage, travel & Fitness. Recently, MyGoTo secured a syndication partnership with automotive giant Trader.ca.
It’s never been so hard to be unique and stand out from the crowd. In today’s world, you see a lot of entrepreneurs who fake their success or claim that they are millionaires just for the sake of fitting in.
Shahid takes pride in himself because he never saw the business world this way. Shahid carved a slice of the industry for himself by being honest and exhibiting integrity. He puts a lot of his time into customer experience and ensures that whatever service they purchase gets delivered with quality.
In addition, shahid’s experience in multiple industries makes him invaluable, over the years he has learned about different aspects of business management, from sales to logistics. A good example of how versatile he is is how he owns a medical clinic without any background in medicine.
Making An Impact
Shahid’s business spans many industries. First off, his business comprised a rehabilitation clinic called Absolute Health Centre, whose aim is to treat chronic to severe pain patients who don’t want to undergo surgery or take organ-damaging medications. They also treat auto-crash victims and sport injury patients. The program created is called “TAPE (The Absolute Patient Experience)” this program is designed to provide clinics an opportunity to treat more of the chronic/severe patients and make a difference in their communities by providing an ultimate patient-centered process, also includes marketing component to hype up clinics and make them a popular and profitable location, because of the success TAPE has seen, the solution will be sold to other clinics globally.
Shahid’s firm also has its roots in other industries such as manufacturing and marketing. Shahid co-founded MyGoTo, an advertising platform for high ticket items such as automotive sales, and real estate. Software development for this program started in 2016 and the platform is expected to launch soon. This platform will provide an income source for people, once they sign up as an advertising agent, they can promote MyGoTo and make money on these high ticket industries as an advertising agent.
So far, Shahid has provided the best experiences to everyone that comes in contact with his businesses. This has been the basis of his success. When you treat people in a good manner and provide an amazing experience, they tend to tell others about you, word of mouth goes a long way.
Shahid future plans to scale his business consists mainly of giving others the opportunity to create wealth for themselves, his group fundamental principle is to help others generate revenue by enlightening them on the topic of entrepreneurship.
Learn How CEO James Landry Has Taken His Entertainment Agency To The Next Level
James Landry is the CEO and co-founder of De Novo Agency ( DNA). DNA is a full-service entertainment agency that assists up-and-coming musicians and producers around the world without collecting royalties from its clients, this has made them the most artist-friendly agency in the industry.
Apart from being the Founder of an innovative agency, James also had a Juris Doctor ( J.D.), focused on Business Law from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Entrepreneurship, as well as a Bachelor of Arts( B.A) in Economics, from the University of New Hampshire.
Lastly, James is a college instructor at Florida State University. Today, we discuss the secrets behind James’s success and how you can apply them to your life too.
How does one stand out in a market as saturated as the music industry?
James was keen to shed more light on this and stated that the most factors contributing to uniqueness are authenticity and truthfulness. He further explains that the music industry has seen a rise in the number of con artists these past few years and that the scale at which information is hoarded is unprecedented.
Information is hidden at the detriment of upcoming musicians, leading the con artists to profit off them. A good example of this is how attorneys charge hundreds of dollars for something that can easily be posted on Instagram for free in a sixty-second video.
James also stands out from the rest because of his willingness to work with all artists, not just those that can bring him profit through royalties.
De Novo Agency is a full-service entertainment agency that works on behalf of its clients to promote and represent their interests. Basically, they offer everything that a record label does without making artists give up 50% of their future income.
Due to his unique approach, they’ve been termed the most artist-friendly agency in the industry.
Achieving Success & Moving Forward
James plans to dominate his industry by expanding his knowledge of key areas and disciplines. Once he’s fully grasped the topics he set out to learn, he will apply them to his clients in hopes of success.
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