Our mission has spanned for more than 20 years producing millions of subscribers, 1000s of friends and success and many millionaires in their process. Maybe you will be our next big millionaire story.
This long-term mission has built us the financial clout to continue with our mission and leading curve on technological benefits for our friends
Passion drives us to empower the entrepreneur and build long-term relationships with our customers, partners, contractors, and employees
This is what makes us unique as entrepreneurs, parents, and friends.
We never rest, always seeking better solutions, our vision peers beyond the horizon as we pursue leading the trend to excellence for our customers and the world at large
“The future is sooner and stranger than you think.” by Reid Hoffman
Everyone is now an entrepreneur whether they realize it or not.
We have entered the Rise of the Entrepreneur and Markethive is the horse
Everything is about people. Our engineers, our marketing and creative people, our clients and customers our family.
Everything we do for our customers we do to change the entire world. Our greatest goal is to reinvent us so fast that we make ourselves yesterday, yesterday
We see challenges as bricks and we offer our clients the mortar that fills the cracks, the ultimate network
We constantly Invent ourselves backwards so we are the customer until we become your solution
We live the concept that simple is most difficult and in the process the 3 points. Quality, Value, and Support.
Our mission is to give you the tools and inspire the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
Markethive is an assembly of tools, tradition, innovation, inspiration, relationships in a network that inspires that is greater than the sum of its system a team of people, ideas, and inspiration
Markethive is a vision that evolved from 20+ years of Veretekk. Veretekk was a mission-driven company. Markethive is a vision-driven company.
We have a 20-year mission that has merged with the “Rise of the Entrepreneur” vision, “The entrepreneur, small business, aspiring little gal, and guy, seeking a viable alternative to build a sustainable income and make a difference and ability to help others as well”.
When you have a healthy self-employed sustainable middle class, the benefits are amazing:
1. A no consumer debt culture vs a business investment culture
2. Private property ownership (not a mortgage) low overhead more money to invest.
3. Stronger family values (An agrarian type family unit) stronger morals, integrity based foundations.
4. Homeschool (online school options) children bond with parents and each other.
5. Immediate portability (Live anywhere you want, when you want) vote with your feet.
Our goal is to empower every subscriber to reach their dreams and change the world in their own special way with delight being the end game.
Founded by an entrepreneur, envisioned by an entrepreneur, built by entrepreneurs, built for entrepreneurs and filled with entrepreneurs
Markethive "Tour De Force" vblog broadcast number one
Welcome to our Monthly “Tour De Force”. Exactly as the definition reveals, Markethive operates under the rules of transparency, integrity and peak performance.
Always focused on delivering the very best we can produce, the results are starting to manifest, and this is why our monthly “Tour De Force” Vblog and live webinar has been established.
In the Crypto sphere of 2018, there has been much disappointment, but in this crucible of FUD, Markethive launched, has persevered and even prospered as we prepare to launch a new generation of crowd funding. Our crowd funding campaign is not dependent upon hype, speculation and pump and dump, but dependent upon skilled professionals, transparency, delivery and performance.
Even more so, we have rejected the traditional speculative pump and dump campaigns of the recently failed 90% of the ICOs and have released a debt based, profit driven credible and legitimate option originally called the BOD and now referred to as the ILP.
Join us, follow us and attend our many live broadcasts as we venture forth to build the next monolithic system, but this time, to profit the “entrepreneur” not the “elite”.
Our calendar is found on our main domain @ http://markethive.com for attending our webinars, broadcasts and tutorials.
I am the creator/Founder and CEO of an upcoming next generation social network called a Market Network. Its primary purpose is to build a collaborative environment of critical thinkers building profitable enterprises.
The network has a powerful portfolio of marketing tools, a social network and commerce platforms. You need to join it and experience how this is going to be the next generation of your Internet experience.
We are all entrepreneurs, and Markethive is your home.
Membership is free. So please accept my invitation to join me as we pursue making the worlds a better place for all. Let freedom ring.
Godfather of Fintech Uses Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology to Make Crowdfunding More Legitimate
Thomas Carter, a fintech startup veteran and serial entrepreneur, is on a mission to disrupt the traditional finance model capital raising by leveraging cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Although ICOs are known for their scams and Ponzi schemes, Carter has found a new way to leverage the ICO model and create an alternative to bank financing without the messy scams. He calls this Dealbox, a business accelerator and crowdfunding platform that tokenizes startup companies.
A Quarter Century of Experience in FinTech
As a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in the startup sector, and as a founder who has raised capital in a number industries from finance, multimedia, to sports, and marketing, Carter noted that there had to be a more accessible procedure to fund a company.
Carter mentioned to Entrepreneur Magazine that he launched Dealbox because he wanted to use his experience to help new startup founders and companies raise capital unconventionally, especially since it’s an extremely tough process.
Dealbox: a Business Accelerator and Crowdfunding Platform
Carter created Dealbox, a crowdfunding platform and business accelerator that helps companies in cutting-edge industries like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, Cannabis, payment processing. Carter intends to disrupt the traditional capital raising model by allowing founders to share their business plans with many investors at once instead of doing many rounds of pitches.
The new approach is possible by leveraging new financial technologies to handle large data sets in real-time.
Instead of the traditional crowdfunding approach, DealBox works with and sources the capital organizations from family offices, private equity firms, and knowledgeable investors during the pre-sales process before the public sale.
He noted that one of the most substantial benefits of crowdfunding is its ability to enable the startup to secure small or large investments from a large number of investors. In return, the investors gain partial ownership, dividends, and appreciation for the funds.
Bringing Due Diligence to the ICO Ecosystem
To invest in DealBox’s startups, investors need to purchase “DLBX” tokens during the pre and public sales. DealBox exchanges the cash as early stage investments in the platform. The crowdfunding and business accelerator then undergoes a “lock-up” period for 12 months.
The tokens are fixed at $1 and do not trade freely, ensuring that the investors are protected from any initial volatility. DealBox then ensures that there is an exit after this period like pursuing Form s-1 Filing or uplisting on a cryptocurrency exchange. Part of the company’s profits is then given to the investors in the form of royalties.
“Our crypto-economic analysts rigorously vet startups against the same compliance standards applied to public companies,” said Carter. “DealBox is creating real economic value by raising standards to improve the overall health of the blockchain ecosystem.”
Demand For Blockchain Remains Strong Despite Bearish Cryptocurrency Market
In an interview with Bloomberg, Grainne McNamara, the blockchain lead at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), mentioned on September 18, 2018, that there is a lot of demand for blockchain technology and interest in the token economy despite the bearish cryptocurrency market.
While blockchain is prevalent emerging technology, regulatory uncertainty is a massive ongoing concern that can impact blockchain’s ability to grow and scale.
The Token Economy is Very Distinct from the Cryptocurrency Industry
While there is a substantial overlap between cryptocurrencies and the token economy, McNamara clarified in the interview that the interest in blockchain technology, token assets, and the token economy is growing and distinct from the cryptocurrency market.
Cryptocurrencies can be the result of a specific blockchain or, however, the token economy is a network of systems that use valuable tokens as a means of incentivizing people within a community. Since tokenization is the strategic interaction between governance and game theory, its definition is significantly broader than cryptocurrencies.
The token economy and token assets provide a lot more possibilities and opportunities for enterprises to leverage the technology. McNamara expanded on token economics by using the example that not all token assets are cryptocurrencies.
Some serve different functions like security tokens that can represent assets in companies or earnings streams or utility tokens which function can provide access to goods and services that a project will launch in the future.
When it comes to blockchain advisory services, the demand remains high and strong. While the service started out in the financial sector, it has expanded to every industry PwC provides services for.
The interview also explored the results gained from the PwC blockchain 2018 survey. While 84 percent of respondents mentioned that they had some involvement with the technology, 54 percent said that the effort had not been justified.
McNamara clarified that, while gaining a return on investment (ROI) is difficult with blockchain technology, it’s not necessarily a problem with the core technology but rather the company’s ability to implement blockchain technology on a commercial application at scale.
PwC report Shows that China Will Become a Blockchain Leader
The interview also touched on China’s development and growth in the blockchain sector in comparison to the US. While there is a lot of legacy infrastructure in the United States, such as supply chains and financial institutions, McNamara noted that the regulatory environment could be a hindrance to the development of the sector in the United States states.
In August 2018, PwC also released a report on the nature of regulatory uncertainty and its impact on the blockchain industry. The report mentioned that at the current rate, China would overtake the U.S. as the primary blockchain developer in only three to five years.
Less than a week since our major upgrade to the Markethive Dashboard and all is settling down nicely.
This is all for preparation of transferring into the blockchain, so we can deliver even better privacy, security, power and a Universal Income based on Entrepreneurial pursuits, not some government theft and giveaway all the other options seem to have become.
This process has eliminated all the affiliate type levels that used to exist in Markethive. Gone are the Alpha Legacy levels, gone are the Voyager, Navigator and Commanders levels.
Alpha Legacy is now 1/10th of an ILP, the new crowdfunding share we are in pre-launch with. We are gearing up to convert to the blockchain, so we have our own financial systems. We are gearing up to deliver 3+ commerce platforms. We are gearing up to deliver a legitimate Godly Universal Income. We are gearing up to insure you have total privacy and security at Markethive.
We are about to officially launch our ICO (ILP actually) crowdfunding campaign and sharing that effort with you, the people that make Markethive run.
Come to our Sunday meetings as we continue to reveal what this means, and how it benefits you in so many ways.
I hold 2 meetings on Sunday because it is the 1st day of the week, look at your calendar, it is the first day.
Central Time (That is USA central time) Check the World Clock if you are confused
Sunday @ 10am and 5pm
The calendar can be found at http://markethive.com along with the link to the conference room (found within the calendar)
New Back Linking Tool (Blows SEO away)
This Saturday (check the calendar) @ 2 pm (USA Central)
I am going to show you how to use the new backlinking tool. It has become incredibly organized and can literally produce and manage 100s even 1000s of legitimate backlinks, manage them, sort them and will even have the option to have them listed in your profile page for even greater robotic indexing.
There is nothing even close to this elsewhere for free or fee.
Saturday @ 2pm (USA central)
I still need journalists. This is a well-paying job. Please register here for an interview and job benefits.
Markethive is sailing ahead to become the leading Market Network, the champion of the Entrepreneur, delivering a real legitimate Universal Income, with a huge and free platform that pays you to build your future.
This is why Markethive will replace Facebook
“Airdrops combine the best of paid referral programs with stock options. Potential users get paid for joining or using the network and have the potential upside if the network increases in value.”
Brayton Williams to CoinDesk
Why Do Projects Airdrop Their Tokens For Free?
Airdrops raise awareness, even Paypal (pre blockchain) discovered the awareness effect, and goodwill giving away $20 to sign up and verify your account back in the early 2000s. Paypal is now a household word and $50 billion company.
This awareness has a tendency to increase the token value as well as create a network effect. IE: A network effect (also called network externality or demand-side economies of scale) is the positive effect described in economics and business that an additional user of a good or service has on the value of that product to others.
This marketing strategy plays on a cognitive bias known as the endowment effect. In psychology and behavioral economics, the endowment effect (also known as divestiture aversion and related to the mere ownership effect in social psychology) is the hypothesis that people ascribe more value to things merely because they own them.
Are Airdrops Effective Marketing Tools?
OmiseGo conducted the first airdrop of this kind and amplitude on September 4th – distributing 5% of the total issuance of OMG token to every ETH address, with a minimum balance of 0.1 ETH. The airdrop enabled each ETH holder, by providing them with a share of the 5%, proportional to their share of the total circulating supply of Ether.
The aim of the airdrop was to allow the token to be distributed as widely as possible, allowing for true decentralisation of the platform, to ultimately increase its network security.
On the chart below from Google Trends, you can see that a surge in search interest related to OmiseGo occurred during the days of the airdrop, reaching a peak close to the end of 2017, and dropping to a tenth of the search interest in June 2018. Most websites such as CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, and much of the Twittersphere spoke about the airdrop, leading to many people wondering what the project was about, and increasing OMG brand awareness.
The TRON foundation just recently completed an airdrop to market the Tron platform, which was set to launch a few days after the drop. Its desired effect on awareness had little impact most likely caused by the current bear market.
The cause could be simply that Tron was omnipresent in social media since January, meaning people were already aware of an incoming airdrop, or as this is the first airdrop that took place squarely in the middle of the current bear market we find ourselves in, so overall interest in cryptocurrency has led to this lack of interest in Tron’s airdrop.
However, POLY (Polymath) after privately raising 12.9 million decided to airdrop 10 million POLY coins to the blockchain community instead of an ICO, deciding to allow anyone to subscribe to the airdrop regardless of their holdings.
They received more than 40,000 applications complete with KYC and AML screening, to ensure that the tokens were airdropped to real users, rather than bots. All the people which completed the procedure received 250 POLY, worth $165 at the time of writing and $400 at the token’s all-time high.
Similarly to the other projects, besides Tron, the marketing scheme worked, as the search interest for Polymath reached its all-time high by the 10th of January, the deadline to apply to the airdrop.
In summary, it is strongly evident the additional benefits awareness causes trading and coin demand increase drives coin prices up.
What are Infinity Airdrops?
Inspired by the Paypal Hack, the Dropbox Campaign, then Crypto based Airdrops by OMG, EOS and TRON, amazing successes, effective yet short events; Markethive in the spirit of the Bitcoin Faucet and Universal Income is delivering the Infinity Airdrop. Simply join Markethive and receive coin, an offer with no end.
What are faucets? I assume most people know what a faucet is, but I am wrong in that assumption. It is a relatively new phenomenon, in that by simply visiting a website, entering in your Bitcoin wallet address, and solving a simple captcha challenge you can get paid free Bitcoin. Case in point:
Imagine a faucet giving away 5BTC! That’s what Gavin Andresen’s faucet was paying back in June of 2010. It was his first bitcoin-related coding project and he started it off with à¸¿1,100. At today’s prices, that’s close to $7,150,000. Your claim of à¸¿5 would be worth $32,500!
The concept created a huge, subculture phenomenon; with literally 1000s of sites operating like survey sites to get free Bitcoin. Unfortunately, the process today is anti-productive and only the most stalwart contenders are able to keep to the tasks due to the oppressive popup ads, viruses, browser hijackings, etc. The concept is intriguing and we believe the promise is solid, just waiting for a system to do this right.
Airdrops, Faucets and Universal Income
There is something there, blockchain, crypto, anti-inflationary coins, faucets and airdrops and Universal Income. Conventional Wisdom seems to think by heavily taxing the elite and profitable business interests, the masses can be given a sustainable income to survive. We do not agree. It is nothing more than a repackaged attempt at communism, stealing from the rich by the middleman, and giving to the poor, creating an entitlement culture, and a rich and powerful middleman (after all they will become more equal than you) bureaucracy and autocrats running the show. There is the absence of any motivation for the recipient of their allotted Universal Income (thereby destroying self-esteem) and the whole idea supports tyranny in every way.
We offer an alternative Universal Income. Get paid to support the entrepreneurial culture by simply working at building your dream within the ecosystem of Markethive. To attract the masses of entrepreneurs, we launch and operate the Airdrop. The never-ending Airdrop.
Markethive has set goals to build out portfolios of Coin Exchanges (like Bittrex and Cryptopia), News Sites (Like Cointelegraph and News.Bitcoin), Web building systems (like Wix and Volusion), Green House hybrid mining systems, and an ongoing strategy to build “money machines” to contribute to the sustainability of the Markethive Universal Income for Entrepreneurs.
The Billion Coin Drop
Markethive’s vision is to deliver Entrepreneurs a Universal Income in an Ecocenter environment designed to accelerate success as well as return huge profits to the founders who financed the initial stages of the platform, like the following have done:
Paypal valued today at $50 billion New customers got $10 for signing up, and existing ones got $10 for referrals. Growth went exponential, and PayPal wound up paying $20 for each new customer. It felt like things were working and not working at the same time; 7 to 10% daily growth and 100 million users was good. No revenues and an exponentially growing cost structure were not. Things felt a little unstable. PayPal needed buzz so it could raise more capital and continue on. (Ultimately, this worked out. That does not mean it’s the best way to run a company. Indeed, it probably isn’t.)”
Dropbox valued today at $10 billion While PayPal rewarded its users with cash, Dropbox gave extra storage space to both the referrer and the referees. This was clever, because it invests the users in the product. It made sense for PayPal to give cash, because they’re a payments company and need users to use their service to make financial transactions. Dropbox is a storage company, and they need their users to use their service to store stuff. In both cases, the optimal currency is the lifeblood of the product. In World of Warcraft, the reward is in-game social currency, in the form of rare Mounts that can be shown off.
EOS Marketcap at $6.4 billion EOS has become a powerhouse in the crypto space. One of the most promising things about it is the airdrops. Unlike Ethereum, many EOS projects are choosing to collect zero funds up front. Instead, they simply drop their token to the EOS community, while dropping themselves tokens to fund their project. The EOS markets then decide the value of the token based on demand, The team then sells some of its tokens to raise money. Since it’s easy and practically free to start a project on EOS, new players are popping up every day.
OMG Marketcap at $1 billion Shortly after their first Airdrop, things started happening for OMG. OmiseGo's OMG token is reporting double-digit gains today, figures that throw shade on the rest of the top 25 cryptocurrencies by market valuation. Having clocked a two-month high of $20.67 earlier today, OMG is now changing hands at $18.20 on Bitfinex – up 15 percent in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, OMG's BTC-denominated exchange rate jumped to a seven-month high (highest since Sept. 30) of 0.0023466BTC. The price rise may be associated with the OMG's listing today on Bithumb, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea. The token was also listed on Zebpay, one of India's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, yesterday. According to the chart analysis, though, the outlook will remain bullish as long as prices hold above $14.40.
By The Numbers
First Airdrop will utilize 1 Billion Coins
500 coins will be transferred to every new subscriber to Markethive upon completion of the registration process. An additional 100% matching bonus will be awarded to (either) the qualifying referrer, or in a rotational share assigned to a qualifying member in the CAP (Customer Acquisition Program) Thus 1000 coins will be used for every new subscriber, thereby producing 1 million new Markethive subscribers.
To qualify for the matching bonus, the CAP, and other benefits, the subscriber must upgrade to the Entrepreneur level at $100 per month. The benefits of this upgrade far outweigh the monthly costs. The Entrepreneur upgrade is explained in detail further down.
In scores of focus groups when the participants understand the benefits with the Entrepreneur upgrade we consistently get 100% of the participants agreeing they would enthusiastically upgrade to Entrepreneur. We are downgrading our projection to 10% for this illustration at the lowest expectations.
First Airdrop of 1 billion coins divided by 1000 (500 to the new registrant and 500 to the referrer) equals a total of 1 million registered members. Estimating 10% will upgrade to the Entrepreneur level at $100 per month or pre Pay $1000 per year ($200 discount) that monthly income revenue valued at $10 million in USDA.
20% of Markethive revenue (profit) is set aside to pay back the loan (ILP) holders, share(s) of that profit. There are 4 phases in the crowdfunding. If the Airdrop is launched when Phase one is completed, and that Airdrop produces 1 million subscribers as projected and 10% of those subscribers upgrade to Entrepreneur level, as projected, then those 125 ILP shareholders will each receive $16,000 as projected (but not guaranteed) the first or second month, depending upon the effectiveness of that campaign.
As such if we do not launch until Phase 2 is completed, there will be 250 ILP shareholders activated to receive equal shares of the projected revenue of 20% of the $10 million making each holder $8,000 per month as illustrated and projected.
If we should complete all 4 phases prior to launching the Airdrop etc. then the projected revenue will be shared amongst 1000 shareholders (500 active and the 500 projected Shadow holders) paying out $2,000 per month per share.
We are seriously preparing to replace both LinkedIn and Facebook as the next-gen network, the Market Network.
No other system out there has the advantage to do this. We are well branded. Markethive perfectly brands and illustrates exactly what we are. A Market Network, a name easily remembered, a name that has been trademarked in the US and internationally in as many classes possible, ensuring command over the usage of the name. We have also taken control on 95% of all TLD domains. We also control the name as a username on every Social Network that matters.
Markethive has been operational in BETA with over 5000 subscribers for nearly 4 years. Our entire system is run on our copyrighted code. It is a proven system and continually improves.
Appendix of options and requirements:
Mention 3 referrers activates the Micro Payment system
Markethive is converting to the blockchain to increase security, ensure privacy and establish digital currency viability. Blockchain conversion gives us our own coin to conduct internal commerce but also trade and commerce outside globally.
Having our own viable coin, allows us to activate a Micro Payment system, to reward active members, with a real Universal Income with Markethive tradeable coin.
The Markethive Free Program
Everything (Airdrop, Inbound Marketing, Social Networks, Blogging Platform, Broadcasting, Groups, Campaigns, Capture Pages, Conference Rooms, earning free coins, Messaging, Wallets, etc.) in Markethive is free. You can even be rewarded for referring your friends and traffic to sign up via the Infinity Airdrop. Markethive has a Micro Payment reward system where you can earn income by simply using the tools of the system. To activate it, you simply refer 3 people to sign up via your profile page.
The Entrepreneur Upgrade program
100% Matching Referrals
Earn 100% Matching Bonus on all signups referred through your profile page. This can be as much as 500 coins, traffic 1000 people to register through your profile page and earn up to 500,000 coins. (Steem a social networked blog blockchain platform only, coins are trading at $1.30 and earlier this year had reached over $6 per coin. We expect Markethive coin to eclipse Steem once Markethive gets rolling).
Build Quality level Leads
Facebook makes friends, LinkedIn makes connections, and Twitter makes contacts. None of these give you additional social accounts, verified phone number, full name, IP, agreement to connect, etc. Markethive’s Entrepreneur program acquires this for you and calls them Associates, superior lead development within a nurturing program.
Company Ad Co-op
Buying customers is a relatively new concept. Trivita does this for their distributors. Buy a marketing share and receive 1 customer. They charge between $60 to $150 per customer. It is a sound concept and helps to grow the budget for larger advertising campaigns. The Entrepreneur upgrade is built on this concept. We take the revenue raised by the Entrepreneur Upgrade and run million dollar ad campaigns, video ads, press releases, articles, social networked reaches to drive the awareness of the Markethive Airdrop, the Markethive system, and the Markethive Universal Income.
Our Co-op sells shares, which means you could receive a lot of “customer” referral signups, not just one.
Thomas Prendergast the CEO and Founder of Markethive coined the term “Traffic Portals” back in the 90s. Traffic Portals offer something of value. A news site, a search engine is a version of a Traffic Portal. Markethive already has a portfolio of Traffic sites in the works;
Bigcaboodle.com (A WIX like web site builder)
Aboutbitco.in (A news site like Cointegraph.com)
Hiveroom.com (A webinar service like Gotomeeting)
Beelancers.com (A freelancers pier to pier commerce type site)
MarketExchange (A cryptocoin Exchange site)
CryptoPonics (A hybred coin mining and herb greenhouse facility)
The epitome of Inbound Marketing is the Traffic Portals. They assist in generating additional traffic that converts to customers for your benefit as the Entrepreneur upgrade at Markethive.
Exclusive Banner Program
Banners appear throughout all Markethive dash board pages, blogs, and Traffic Portals. Exposure is guaranteed. Banner advertising is exclusive to the Entrepreneur Upgrade. Banner ads may run up to 7 days. Compare to other systems banner ad programs average $100 per day per banner. Banner ad placement in the Markethive system is unlimited.
Shadow Share ILP (ICO) incentive
As an Entrepreneur Upgrade, you also get your own replicated IO site. An IO site is the web page we use to raise crowdfunding. Most blockchain start-ups, like TRON, EOS, OMG, etc. utilize a similar type of page for their ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
Having your own replicated site will tag all crowdfunding applicants to you. Any ILP that is processed will earn you an equal shadow version of that ILP. The only difference a showdown ILP is to an active ILP is the shadow is not actively sharing profit until the crowdfunding campaign is completed. Then the shadow ILPs become active for the same terms the ILPs Have.
This can be a significant opportunity to build an investment that has the potential to return significant revenue over the years of the terms of the ILP.
Because of my career in vocation and training development and my knowledge and love for gemstones and jewelry, I have been commissioned by associates and contributors of the insurance industry and professional gem labs, as well as professional appraisers, jewelers and gemologists to create advanced training materials on a vocational education scale for mid-market, independent participants in the jewelry trade.
This is a Very Large and Important Project
It is not to be taken lightly!
This is the first time our industry will be truly actualized into academia and incorporated into its vocational systems. Our intention is to add Professional Jewelry Appraiser to the labor department’s list of vocations.
Our objective is to aid this industry niche in sorting out and working within the new, developing regulations and insurance industry expectations, as well as teach upcoming developments such as new mine finds and technical advancements.
But, in offering this training, it is not our intention to cause anyone to go through additional learning curves in order to become familiar with unnecessary computer applications, programs and other gizmos that they will not need after their training is completed.
This Project will be made easier with your help.
In that light, I want to ask the help of those who might be interested in this development to respond to this simple survey by either commenting here or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply tell me which of the following computer skills you have. This will indicate to me how the training should be developed for the niche market I mentioned above.
Word Processing doc or docx (or indicate other)
Reading pdf files
Receiving and sending email with attachments
Using Skype, Telegram, or Zoom for:
Camera not necessary for #4.
Whether you are personally interested in advanced training or not, your participation in this survey will help us immensely in our endeavor to modernize and update the industry.
As Your Jewelry Guide, I want to talk a few minutes about Pride of Ownership and Jewelry Items. Pride of Ownership is that feeling a person has who takes responsibility for the care and treatment of the items they own. Whether it is a new Mercedes in their garage or a measuring cup in their kitchen, they are glad and thankful to own it. That attitude is reflected in the way they care for what they have. Pride of ownership is something that is not often seen nowadays. Pride of ownership isn’t just the “first love” excitement that is typically evident when a thing is new. No. Rather, pride of ownership is that attitude that results in a person’s caring for their possessions as long as they own them.
I think pride of ownership was best demonstrated in the various ways the participants in the TV series “Storage Wars” treated the items they found in the storage lockers they won at auction. I don’t follow this series now, and am not sure it is still running, but, several years back I became fascinated with the different personalities of the bidders. And whether the episodes were “staged” or natural, the fact still remains that the series showed the difference in the attitude of persons toward their possessions.
In one or two episodes, the winner of the auction found a coin collection in the locker. It appalled me when, in their unbridled excitement to see what they had, they began tearing open packets and boxes of coins, dumping them together in a pile, unmindful that the coins had been carefully categorized and wrapped for storage by the unfortunate previous owner, pending a future day or sale. And, not only did the actions of piling them all up and running hands through them cause more work in the future when they would have to re-sort them according to value and rarity, it also jostled and rubbed the coins together which might have scarred some rare coins enough to be down-graded in value.
However, there was one bidder who treated everything he won in the lockers with great care, carefully loading it in his trucks to be taken back to his facilities to be sorted out there. He also was the most well-to-do dealer on the show. And, I may add, the least liked and understood. Many sneered as his clean white truck or trucks pull up to an auction, and were openly incensed with the success of his business.
You are not likely to see evidence of pride of ownership nowadays, with “stuff” so easily acquired – and so easily discarded when the store-bought beauty fades or a newer version comes on the market. I learned from my grandparents and parents that, as long as you owned something, you cared for it properly, kept it clean and repaired.
A maintenance man who works for me explained to me that the reason he didn’t take care of his truck is because there was a small fire in the cab when it was fairly new and the header had to be removed. I asked him why he didn’t replace the header — he stared at me like I was speaking a foreign language.
So newness and beauty are his two criteria for pride of ownership. I think that’s sad. His truck is powerful and reliable and has given thousands of miles of rough and heavy service. Service and loyalty counts for little, it seems; “shiny and new” seem to be the only redeeming factors anymore.
So many, many times older luxury goods are tossed in the junk drawer or thrown in a garage sale box because the chain is tangled or the piece has been around long enough to lose its glimmer – it gets dirty or smudged, it’s set in unknown metal, or “fashion” dictates other looks. Someone down the line loses the pride of ownership and the value of the item is lost forever.
Little do people realize or take into consideration that young designers work in lesser metals many times and are also the ones who may use rare gemstones when they have just been discovered, are unknown, and haven’t been deemed “valuable” by popularity. Rare and costly stones can be found in “costume” jewelry from the mid-20th century.
Let’s get back your pride of ownership – and maybe realize a little money at the same time. See me before you pawn your valuables or let the kids play dress up with grandma's "junk" jewelry. I will evaluate your jewelry, watches or gemstones and give you a written estimate – and then offer you a fair price for them if that is appropriate. If the item has only sentimental value, the evaluation is free – but you will at least know what you have.
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