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Tow Asteroids for Mining Rare Metals

June 2nd, 2020

There have been many science fiction writers who have discussed the mining of asteroids. One of the most notable is Ben Bova who wrote an entire series called; “Asteroid Wars” and in this series there are mining companies and rouge entrepreneurs vying for asteroids made of gold and other rare metals. In fact it’s just like the Wild West only in outer space. Will it be possible to mine asteroids in the future?

Indeed, I believe so, and it may be advantageous because the manufacturing facilities in zero gravity are good place to build spaceships and other things. One thing we might do is to locate asteroids which have valuable elements on them such as rare metals and park them in Lagrange points where we can do the mining. According to John Baez, a mathematician and expert on Lagrange Points, (his research paper on Lagrange Points) in an online posting of January 21, 2009 he states that in the;

“Earth’s lagrange points L4 and L5 there are dust clouds the size of 4 moons.” His website also speaks of a concept conceived in “1974, a physics professor at Princeton wrote a paper that advocated putting space colonies at one of the Earth’s Lagrange points, namely L5.”

Okay so, it does appear these Lagrange points where gravity is neutral might be a very excellent place for a space colony, manufacturing facility, and an excellent place to mine asteroids. Why not, it all makes perfectly good sense, and it hardly seems science fiction like if all this is possible. Indeed I hope you please consider all this.

Industrial Mining of Used Material – A Forward Thinking Strategy

March 17th, 2020

It seems that the mining industry is always in the news, but it’s not always in the news for the right reasons. In the last couple of years we’ve seen the mining industry become the whipping boy for unions and regulators, along with all their lawyers. We’ve seem coal mining accidents, trapped coalminers, and environmental disasters concerning mining. No, things in the United States have been pretty mellow, but around the world it often seems as if there is a coal mining accident at least every couple of weeks involving many deaths.

And, there have been many issues with the rising cost of metals and Rare Earth Elements or REEs, although lately those high-priced commodities have gotten a little break. Many countries that are less than stellar with the United States on the diplomatic front hold many of the very important minerals and elements that we need for our high-tech industry, and they are literally holding them for ransom. Apparently they’ve learned a lot from the oil cartel OPEC. In Bolivia they have quite a bit of lithium which can be used to make batteries for personal tech toys and hybrid vehicles, and in China 96% of the REEs which are currently being mined.

Maybe the United States needs to start mining some of the electronics that we throw away. All those old computers, laptops, and other devices are being replaced by tablets and smart phones. We should be taking those metals out of those computers, some of which are precious metals and reusing them, and selling off the excess to pay for it all. A mining operation is quite an expensive proposition, and it’s often hard to separate out the elements you need from the compounds and materials that are trapped within.

Philosophically speaking it’s the same problem, you can try to extract the elements from the rocks, or you can take apart a computer and take out the precious metals or Rare Earth Elements that you need. It might serve us well to do this, rather than allowing third world nations and emerging nations to hold us hostage, use extortion tactics, or literally charge us as if ransoming those materials we need to manufacture the next generation of high-tech electronics, smart cars, and personal tech devices. There is a lot of smart recycling going on in the United States today, but it’s not enough.

Americans still throw too many things away that end up in the landfill rather than a destination where they can be made into something else. Indeed, although I am not an environmentalist, I do see the industrial mining of used materials as a forward way of thinking, and the proper strategy taking us into the 21st century. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Marketing, Promoting and Advertising Your Business

February 28th, 2020

One thing that goes without saying in today’s business world, is that regardless of the nature of your home based business, a website is an absolute MUST. Whether you have a product or service to sell, whether local or global, your business will go nowhere fast if you don’t have an online presence. If you need internet marketing help, you’ve landed on the right article. I’ll give you some home based business marketing ideas that will help you promote your business successfully.

The first step is choosing a domain name and getting it registered. You can build your own website (if you have the time) and host it yourself or you can have everything done by another company (if you have the money). Either way, you have many options and tools at your disposal that can align with your business plan and budget. Also note that you can still start your own home based business even if you don’t have a product or service to sell. There are thousands of individuals and companies that have products you can sell for them while earning a commission, called affiliate marketing.

Of the many business marketing strategies known to man, internet marketing is, hands down, the best strategy to use for promoting a home based business as it is the cheapest method and has the potential for reaching millions of people all over the globe. Driving traffic to your site through online resources is like killing two birds with one stone. You can tackle print advertising by writing articles and publishing them to directories and ezines and by submitting ads to the many available (and most of them free) classified ad sites. Online media advertising encompasses writing press releases and distributing them to press release sites. One of the biggest and most popular online advertising trends today is via social media advertising through sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn where you build relationships with your customers. Forums and communities are also great ways to build relationships which helps promote your home based business in the long run. Simply Google your market or industry with the word ‘forum’ or ‘community’ behind it and search for one or two that seem to be the best fit for you.

All of these methods of online advertising contribute to search engine optimization (SEO), which is to say improving your online visibility and escalating in the search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Your goal is to claim the #1 spot in the organic search results (the results on the left, not the right side which are paid ads). This is where your traffic will come from. If you are 800 in the list of search results, no one is ever going to see your site because very few people have the time or patience to scroll through 800 search results. Research shows that people typically won’t even scroll past 4 or 5 search results, let alone 800.

Can you grasp the importance of internet marketing for any business? If you are new to the internet marketing phenomenon and don’t know exactly where to start, there are many great programs or systems online that walk you through every aspect of marketing your online business. A lot of these systems were created by online entrepreneurs who have spent thousands of their own dollars trying to figure it all out over the years and finally DID. Their sacrifices have made it easier for newbies to become successful at their own online home based business. If you are new to running your own home based business, I recommend you find a great system (do your research, read reviews, ask questions in forums) and start marketing your home business from there. Don’t waste the time and money that so many of us have in going it alone, without a proven system, as it will just set you back further and hinder your progress.