Sunday, January 20, 2013

49ers fan stabs Atlanta Falcons fan outside Georgia Dome after playoff loss

Today, after the NFC Championship game, a 49ers fan and an Atlanta Falcons fan got into a fight outside the Georgia Dome. The 49ers fan ended up pulling out a knife and stabbed the Falcons fan in the neck. You can read the news article here:

Falcons Fan stabbed in neck by 49ers fan outside Georgia Dome after loss

I mean, come on! Is a football game really worth getting into a fight over? No way! It's really not worth throwing punches, much less pulling out a knife and injuring somebody over something like that. It's too bad that some people are so stupid.

And it's also too bad the NFC Championship game wasn't being held in San Francisco today. Then it would have just been a pillow fight!

John Griggs

Monday, January 14, 2013

How to Have a Successful Entertainment Business

To build a successful business, you should have both passive and active income streams coming in. What is active income? Active income is simply trading your time for money. More than likely, you are doing this right now. When you have a job and you go to work for eight hours, and you get paid an hourly rate or salary, this is active income. If you do comedy or you are in a band, when you go to a gig that actually pays you, this is also active income.

Passive income on the other hand, does not depend on you being at a certain place or putting in a set amount of time to earn money. The actors that make all the films you wish you were in earn passive income every time somebody goes to the movies or buys a DVD. Authors earn passive income every time somebody buys a book.

If you want to earn money the smart way, start some passive income streams. My website actually earns passive income from Google Adsense. You can earn passive income this way as well. Here are some other ways you can earn passive income:

1. DVDs/CDs
2. Ebooks
3. Affiliate Programs

In the upcoming months, I am going to start other passive income streams using these methods. My next project is going to be an Ebook on how to attract women. It's going to be full of awesome information you can't get anywhere else. Stay tuned!

 John Griggs

Friday, January 4, 2013

How to Get Tons of People to See Your Show

A challenge many of us in the performing arts have is getting people to come see our shows. Believe me, I have had plenty of instances where I tell dozens of people about a comedy show, some of them tell me they are definitely going, and then NOBODY shows up. It's really disappointing.

Over a year ago, I posted an article titled "2 Great Ways to Get Lots of People to Your Comedy Shows". One of the ways I suggested is to join, join meetups that interest you, and then tell other people in the group about it.

Recently, I joined a singles group, and went to a couple of their activities. I saw a good movie with them, and then later that week I took salsa dance lessons with the group. I told the others that I do stand up comedy. The organizer of the group asked me when my next show was, and I told him. He was gracious enough to put my show information in one of the next singles meetups. Lo and behold, lots of people from the meetup showed up, and the venue was packed!!!

So if you have a show where you need to have an audience, go out and make some new friends!

John Griggs