What is the METHOD HOW to Find Value, or Rather, Quality of Life, in a Time that was Anticipated to be the “New Normal?”

Where’s mine?

Some Say to do it, Others Say to Not

We are referring of course to COVID and the situation of deciding should we wear a mask or should we not? Even here in New York City, a large amount of people in Manhattan don’t do the “mask thing” anymore. But I do, and the majority of humans I know, do so as well.

Quality of Life and Value

In the end we are all seeking a quality of life or value. There are many now, here in the greatest city in the world, that feel that they have paid the price of staying indoors for more months than they want to count, and now it is time to get what they are owed: being mask free. I can understand that. Where’s the quality of life when wearing a mask? What good does it do living in Manhattan if masks and staying indoors is what we face day in and day out. There really is no quality of life there. It is like buying a product but not getting value for it.

The Slot Machine of COVID

It used to be only on certain networks that when it came to what we then called the “Corona Virus,” was not anything to be worried about and to feel free to go maskless indoors and in very close quarters. But now here in the Big Apple, those who used to preach, “thou must where thy mask” are throwing caution to the wind. They are cashing in on their investment of staying within four walls for a year or more, and now are getting the their payday of value, they are not wearing those uncomfortable things any longer. Jackpot!

Not Going to Take it Anymore

It’s really all about wanting quality of life. If you make a purchase you expect to get value for what you have spent. And the same goes now for people all over the city. They see themselves of having paid the price of being shut-ins, and now they are cashing in on what they feel they deserve and are saying bye bye to the N95s.

Caught it Anyway

Maybe I am a sap, but I continue to wear my mask that I have to constantly adjust the area that covers my nose so my glasses do not cloud up too much, resulting in needing to spend time later cleaning the lenses. That is not quality of life. I have paid the price too, so where is my value exchange? The funny thing is though. As a mask wearing snob, I ironically caught COVID a few weeks ago anyway.

Where’s My Quality of Life?!

The symptoms like soar throat, fever, coughing, cold chills and so on, occurred for one evening, during which time I was tested positive. And then the next morning I was free of symptoms, but did not want to give it anyone else so I stayed indoors. Where’s my quality. Where’s my value exchange, I paid the price? Oh wait, I stay indoors most of the time anyway!

Is it Over?

ArtisticPreneur, which is the name of a website, often looks at being artistic versus engaging in entrepreneurship, as though it was the arts versus business. No, creativity comes in manty different forms, some that might look more business than arts but are still creative. Why do I say that with such confidence?

Because between the pandemic, wearing the mask, and still wearing the mask, and again wearing it, I have had lots of time to think. I am sifting around in my brain scenarios that quite simply, I did not have the time to really ruminate about them.

Even though, at least in New York, people are wearing masks less because they are not mandatory in as many places it had been before. The “Corona Virus After” is not the reality. It is not over. Not by a long shot. The world and our country have become chaotic. We are seeing things on the news we never thought we would. Laws being broken by those we put our faith in, and no one is doing a thing about it, and the lawyers are doing well as they always do until they are replaced by A.I.

So many extra things to be worried about. We are a divided nation, there is inflation, the flash mob thievery plus intense floods and fire, and that is just the beginning.

“Corona Virus After” got that name because of the belief at the time that there would actually be an “After.” Have we reached it? Is it post COVID a reality? I remember way back in the very beginning of COVID when suddenly out of nowhere announcements about it happening in New York traveled all over the country. Here in Manhattan, NYC, we knew right away that this was not going to leave us alone for a long time.

I remember early on getting a call from one of my sisters from California and the “Corona Virus” did not even have its training wings yet. My sister had heard on the news about some of the struggle going on here in the Big Apple and had a suggestion. She proposed that maybe my family and I go to the Hamptons for a few days. Then when this whole Virus thing blows over, come back to the city.

My sister meant well of course, but I was already in full gear gathering the essentials if we were not able to go outside for months.

Yianni Stamas in Celebration of a Quasi “CoronaVirus After” Moment with the Announcement that the “Method How Report” Subscriptions Might be Letting Other Startup Introverts In, Ending a Two-Year Block

“Coronavirus After” is a Blog Started a Few Years Ago to Document the “Pandemic” and Business Topics

And like the heading above mentions, indeed there are the occasional Coronavirus (Now called “Covid by many) and Entrepreneurship tales that are shared. But the sad thing is that the “After” in the online publication’s name (Coronavirus AFTER) has not really “after” as in “over.” Lots of people nationally and internationally are still catching the virus. The one good thing is though, measures have been taken in the form of vaccination shots that have brought down the risks some. But what about “Business?” how has it been impacted? Some businesses have been closed because their company relied on in-person interaction, and for long stretches people stayed away from public places such as small businesses. And because there are many who are still licking their wounds, the business fears that have always been fears have been magnified. An example is the category of “Bad Reviews.”

Is there a Way to do Preventative Measures Against Bad Reviews of Your Business Before They Happen?!

The above is a bit of a scary question because it means being in the crosshairs of disgruntled customers who cannot ever be “Pleased.” Even worse than that though, is the possibility of facing the wrath of a competitor or an outright hater. Either way, one of these individuals goes undercover and puts up fake and awful reviews, posing as a terribly angry client. But there is an even worse thing that can happen. It is when a bully coward gives a review of you under a nonexistent business! These are the kinds of things that can stop a Startup Introvert in their tracks. The thoughts S.I.’s sometimes have been “What is the point?” or “Do I need this kind of negativity in my life?”

“Method How” to Deal with Competitors and Other Haters!

There is a way out. Harmful stuff happens in life. Felt even more deeply by many introverts, especially those with an “F” in their Myers-Briggs Personality Type. There is good news though. The “Method How” Report, formerly known as “USA Make a Difference,” have for more than two years, not let in any new subscribers, sending the newsletter only to those already signed up. Not letting any new people to receive it. And now a positive thing may happen for which those of you who want to get the “Method How” Report sent to you weekly. Under consideration is to potentially let in new “Startup Introverts!

Although this is Obvious to Most, it is Important to Factor into the Process of Putting Together Your Marketing Campaign, the TIME and AGE in which it is Occurring, such as the Term “Coronavirus After” which Implies that it is happening AFTER the Coronavirus!

Is Your Presentation Modern?

Let us say you are targeting dentists with your marketing campaign. Your pitch should include modern terms and not those from another time.

Is Your Sales Pitch Specific?

Now imagine that during your sales presentation to that dentist, you use dated dentistry words that are about ten years old.

Will You Win Over the Dentist?

What do you think the results will be with your sales presentation to the dentist? Since you were in the wrong TIME, you likely won’t make the sale.

Yianni Stamas explores the impact that the highly-contagious-delta-coronavirus-variant is having on creatives and entrepreneurs.

We submitted the following questions to Yianni who has a history of being an advocate for artists and small businesses, such as founding and producing for 10 consecutive years the Platinum PIAs Awards that recognized entrepreneurs and artists who made a difference in their communities.

What do you see as the impact that the new delta variant is having on creatives and entrepreneurial individuals?

As we have seen, some businesses have grown, while others have suffered greatly. The same goes for artists. There are those who pivoted to an online solution and are doing well, in some cases even surpassing their pre-COVID numbers, while others, such as Broadway performers here in New York, have had a tough time. And it is sad that just as things were starting to look up, the tide has turned due in large part to those who refuse getting the vaccine. As a result, we have entered a new wave of challenges. The key for artists and entrepreneurs is to continue to innovate.

How has delta had an affect on your own entrepreneurial and creative ventures?

Prior to delta, I had started to work out ways of doing what I do despite facing the same challenges we all are. But lately things have gotten shaken up again. Friends and collaborators of mine feel as though they have had to take a step back. A niche organization that I am a member of, is still planning to start doing in-person meetings again in the fall. So, the roadmap seems to be to keep on going. What else are we to do? As always, there are opportunities to help others less fortunate than yourself.

What is your suggestion to entrepreneurs and artists to do moving forward?

I would suggest that they tap into the passion that they had when first starting their business or embarking on their journey as an artist. Rediscovering that excitement is not always easy given the obstacles we all share, but by making it a priority could result in allowing yourself to be in a clearer state when choosing actions moving forward.

The “After” that Never Came: Coronavirus After

The History of the Blog Coronavirus After

The blog known as “Coronavirus After” was started on March 24, 2020, 13 days after COVID-19 was officially acknowledged as being a Pandemic. Its predecessor and sister publication, Manhattan Coronavirus, had already started its documentation process of the Pandemic (even before it had been called one), on March 3rd, 2021. Manhattan Coronavirus is known for its daily documentation of the first 100 days of a family undergoing self-imposed isolation. Meanwhile, Coronavirus After had taken the stance that the battle COVID-19 would be won soon.

COVID Decided to Stick Around

Well, needless to say, “after” has not happened yet. As of this writing we are still in the grips of the Pandemic worldwide. And even though the vaccines have brought a ray of sunshine, we still find ourselves to be unwilling captives.

Enter the Platinum PIAs Awards and USA Make a Difference

Thanks to the happy outlook of websites like “Platinum PIAs” and “USA Make a Difference” our hope for a better future has started to unfold. Some are starting to think that the management of the virus and its variants is within reach. Best case scenario would be to have regular shots to ward off another Pandemic, in much the same way we get shots in arms for the common flu.

In-Person Learning or Remote?

But for now, our business communications and those with our loved ones, are for the most part done through phone calls, texts, emails, and video chats with apps like Zoom and Google Meet. Even as educational institutions begin to attempt to provide safe in-person learning, there are still many schools, whether they be public, private or charter, that have full knowledge that they may be within inches of having to take a step backwards and resume the process of teaching remotely.

Will Certain Virus Impacted forms of Communication Remain Post Pandemic?

Some believe that business communications have been changed forever due to COVID. Much less air travel has occurred, and it looks like some businesses, in part because of the savings of not having to pay for flights and lodging, may continue to hold meetings and presentations by online digital means.

Yianni Stamas Asks for Your Participation on this Date Known as National Bird Day

Underestimating the Destructive Affects of the Pandemic?

The website on which you are reading this blog post right now is CoronaVirusAfter.com. This website created to help with the healthy transition to a new normal once the Pandemic ends. Little did we realize in the development of this site was that it is still going to take a longer time than originally anticipated, for COVID-19 to become a thing of the past.

A Commitment to Having a Positive Impact

But this does not mean that the website you are reading right now, and other organizations committed to making a difference, can’t still have a positive impact on society with your help.

National Bird Day

One such way is to recognize that today, January 5th, is National Bird Day that affords us the opportunity to focus on the health and needs of birds taken from captivity to be sold at pet stores for profit. As a kid growing up I was often hired to do magic shows at birthday parties and other venues. I owned two white doves that I would make both appear and disappear in my performances to the delight of audiences.

Don’t Clip Wings

To do a play on words, we do not want birds to disappear from their natural habitats nor do we want for these lovely feathered creatures to not be properly taken care of in captivity. As a kid magician the pressure was on to clip the feathers of of my birds as is sometimes done by conjurers. This is so that when they are made to appear magically out of thin air, they would subsequently not be able to fly away. I am happy to report not only did my doves lead happy and healthy lives but I never clipped their wings.

Take Care of Your Pets

Amazingly I would sometimes perform outdoors shows and although they had the opportunity to do so, my doves never flew away from me as I did my best, even as a very young person, to be conscious of giving my special pets good lives.

Please Support Organizations Making a Difference

It is important that children learn to support the work of organizations that care for birds. These organizations can be found online.

Done for the Money

Bottom line is that National Bird Day is a day to recognize the need for the proper care for birds as pets as well as be activists against the cruel capture of them while they live in the wild. The capture of birds is a tragic way of making money.

Keep Calm and Vote

Keep calm and vote. It really is the only option we have today to make a difference.

Don’t have a candidate you like? Feel both are not good in your opinion? We agree.

Vote for him to leave or vote for him to stay. It is really up to you. Either way, keep calm and vote!

Promotions in a COVID-19 World

We first created this this website  with great optimism. The hope is right in the name which is “Corona Virus After.” Well, as of this blog post we are still in the claws of COVID, especially here in New York City. Many of us in Manhattan are staying in our homes to stay safe, while doing our jobs or entrepreneurial ventures in this enclosed environment.

But we still need things like the marketing of our products and services which is where “Create Profitable Marketing” comes in. First a website as can be seen here, and now a group of products and services, this is important information you need if you are a home business owner and/or entrepreneur. Let’s jump right in and fast forward.

This is the moment of truth when you decide to use paid traffic or not. What this really means is are you going to do SEO (Search Engine Implementation) or lay out the cash to receive the benefits of instant traffic.

The real difference between paid traffic versus SEO is just that. If you wait for SEO to kick in, it is going to take a while and there is the risk that it won’t have the outcome you are hoping for despite best practices. Whereas with paid traffic means you can pinpoint exactly how your perfect audience member is, then set up and ad for that person, and you are off to the races.

What is your action plan What are the exact components you are going to use to get your result? What do we think? Well, we have different areas of marketing. Each of the following is a product or service we can provide for you if you want, or you can use the information to embark on your own. Remember this is DIY (Do It Yourself) versus DFY (Done for You).

It may at first seem that DIY is going to give you a better price point. If you are a marketer this could very well be true. But if you don’t have a background in marketing already it could be tough going trying to attain.

In fact, even if you are a marketer, you may still be having problems getting the audience you seek, because unless you plug yourself into media as we do, chances are you are going to flounder.

We are certainly not putting down anyone’s abilities. It is just that in our examining both clients and marketers, there are often ways that both can over complicate things or invest time and money into what unfortunately can turn out to be fluff.

We are anti-fluff. We believe that if you choose and implement tools, you want to focus on instruments that are going to serve you, rather than just waste your time.

How to Do Online Marketing Today

Post COVID-19?

We always think of the irony of the title of this blog “Coronavirus After” because as a fight it is far from over. But don’t get distracted by this. Don’t stop slaying your competition just because of a Pandemic. In fact, this can be one of the most important stages of your company because you can now more easily buy time to think through the online marketing tools of your organization.

Becoming a Home Business Achiever Starts with Marketing

The reality of the steps toward becoming a Home Business Achiever using HBA Promoting has to do with much more than simply creating the most useful 10 online marketing tools for your implementation. It is also HOW you use your digital tools. Our next eBook “Home Based Business CAUSE Marketing,” as of today’s date, has not yet been published and is still in the midst of development. This eBook not only explores info on what the tools are, but also the process of “How To” use them.

Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

In a manner of speaking there may not be anything new under the sun, but one way you can stay a step ahead of your competition, is through a careful approach to communication. You should communicate enough information to provide value, but you also need to hold back on your exclusive proprietary methods only revealed to those of your inner circle such as trusted employees or freelancers or even special clients. For example, here are some of our processes, each one coinciding with a tool. We intentionally hold back on revealing which tool is used with which method as seen below with the “fun” names of these processes:

 

  1. Get Money Plan
  2. Acquire Capital Strategy
  3. Obtain Funding Blueprint
  4. Get Hold of Wealth System
  5. Gain Currency Tactic
  6. Grab Fortune Technique
  7. Snap Up Currency Grand Design
  8. Hook Capital Crafting
  9. Grasp Moolah Methodology
  10. Retrieve Greenbacks Procedure