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Ideas to Company !

Hmm,so if you are reading this,you probably know something about me.If nothing,then let me introduce myself in few sentences.I am Rajan ,a Computer Science major who lately got interested in Entrepreneurship and after volunteering for McCain campaign got interested into U.S. Politics with love for Computer Science and related forever.
I think I have a quality, and its THINKING ,thinking beyond BOX. My self build inspirational line being “Think BIG,to grow BIG” displayed under the title “Rajan’s School of THOUGHT” here shows how much I love thinking,but thinking what and when ? Right,I think about IDEAS which can bring difference to World through WEB and do that whenever I am free or I am asked to.
For last few months I have been in touch with few CEOs of Web Companies and helped them giving some Ideas to help their web company in terms of drawing traffic/revenue.Even,during my Online volunteering activity for Presidential campaign instead of attacking any candidate or something,I tried to help building strategies and ways to draw people to candidate’s/other website(s) and stick to the same.Almost all my old blog entries here are related to the same and some I used one-on-one through emails.Lately I also participated at Google’s Project 10^100 and Knight’s News Challenge .
After all this,I just thought of giving my interest pretty formal shape by starting a service which I can call a company.With $0 investment and $0 expectations ,here it is THE SIXTH ELEMENT .Its not registered or anything,its very informal concept with formal intentions.A way to connect/help/learn and more.Web companies spend Million of dollars on the same,its just a free and light version of the same ,all ready for Beta testing 🙂

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Victory’08 – for Candidates/Volunteers !


Hi everyone ,with almost just a week left for elections ,things need to speed up.Both campaigns are working day-night to get things done and win the most crucial and important election America has ever witnessed .Its so close that no one can predict whats next ..
Every day new turns and twists are witnessed .But its time to gear up …
In this post I want to give some tips to enhance the websites of candidates which can have more influential impact on people.This is the week when candidates running for various offices will receive maximum traffic since it has been launched ,its natural ..its like school exams, where students do their last moment studies ,,just in this case students are people ..they will be browsing by websites of all candidates running for various offices in their district …and deciding their verdict .Specially Independents/Confused voters and people who are not intending to even vote .Note,this is not a small set of people …almost 10% of U.S. population lies in this category and that means lots when it comes to crucial elections like this .
Now ,when I say its for enhancement of candidate’s website,why am I addressing volunteers ?,the reason being to spread the word and reach out these tips to the campaign offices of the same .. For example you want to help candidates of CA,you can visit this website ,check out the website of various candidates and email them with link to this post .As simple as that ..
Now,you might also be thinking that web development during this last moment of time will consume some time and not such a good idea.Well,folks the stuff I am going to mention here won’t take more time than emailing a simple email .. Its so simple.. kind of just typing and copy-paste .I’ll help more on that if asked ..
Lots of talking done,back to topic :

TIP 1 – Create FAQs : This is the last week,people don’t have time to read all the stuff on website and browse by every article and pages to choose their candidates,they’ll try to just rapid fire it and we need to present the way they want to read .
Posting a FAQ will help them answer questions they always wanted to ask and probability of their being convinced will increase.Nothing could be better.. Now,how to do it ? Easy! ,simply the campaigners can ask various questions from general people point of view and candidate can answer the same at the same time it can be typed and posted on the website .. See,how simple !!

TIP 2 – Posting Video : Even now,many candidates don’t have videos posted in their website.Now,people actually want them speak .A video can do what entire page’s text can’t .Posting a video on YouTube is hardly a matter of 5 minutes,again simple ..

TIP 3 – Clarify TAX schemes : Just saying “we’ll reduce tax” isn’t going to work actually .People want to see how ? For eg: few months back I suggested the same to Toni Gilhooley for Congress and her campaign manager did it for her .. A simple calculation,but now makes so much sense …

TIP 4 – Target people : Targeting people is really really must ,how can that be done ? Again it needs some simple typing with Candidate’s help.Target type of users,as in Entrepreneurs,Middle class,Unemployed,students, etc etc i.e on the basis of their occupation and post details about the same,as in how Candidate’s policies are going to benefit them .. This will help big time,as a student will look for his category,an Entrepreneur for his etc etc ..

TIP 5 – An active inquiry cell : I think even after so many features installed in the website,people might have some unanswered questions .. So,to solve the issue a very active inquiry cell must be deployed assisting in any query they need .. Answering withing 6 hours ( i.e 24/4 ) ,that will be the edge ..

Amongst extra TIPS,something more like this can be done too .. >
TIP 6 – Create/Update Wikipedia/Congresspedia pages : People love to use them as reference,inspite of official homepages/websites of candidates etc ..

TIP 7 – Use an Image of $1/$10 etc on Contribution/Donation page : This will encourage small but many many donations ,hence increasing the total eventually . Its kind of reading human mind ..

Lots more can be done and thought of,but these are primary..If I think of something else,I’ll post it here itself .. And taking time into consideration ,all these 5 tips if implemented seriously won’t take more than half a working day ..
Post Comment or Email me in case any query.
Hope it helps !!

IDEAS for MONEY generation for McCain’s campaign

[Original Post on May18,2008 at McCainNow.com]
Hello Friends,

Money is a very important factor, the more money you have,more free you are to express and implement the plans.

There are some means of generating money,which i saw in this website and others i.e asking for donations and buying McCain’s schwag.However there is something which can be done,which requires not even a cent from user’s pocket but results in great money collection,its called GOOGLE AdSense .

For web novices : Google AdSense is a program which gives you money for allowing to place ads in your website.Its a very smart technology and pays you more,if you get more clicks/hits to your website and shows very relevent ads.For more information message me or search wikipedia or https://www.google.com/adsense/ ,its something very common and many times while browsing web you might have come across the same.

Now,I propose that such a service can be used to serve our purpose,i.e generating money for McCAIN .What can be done is that,we have this link to LINKS (on the top of mccainnow.com ),which is still being constructed as more websites are being added,best thing is allow users to post websites,i.e creating URL library for McCAIN’s websites/blogs/stores etc etc (user added content is the best way to increase contents ) which can be well categorized and searchable.Now what actually is in my mind is that this LINK ( on the top of mccainnow.com ) redirects to an entirely new website which is actually the URL library i was talking about,and this page/URL can be subscribed to Google AdSense ..And the name LINK can be changed to ( or perhaps display information on mouse hover) something like “CLICK TO DONATE,WITHOUT ACTUALLY DONATING”,now all the users when will click here,it will increase the hit rate of the website and hence the Google will see it as a popular website and place more ads (ofcourse with website owner’s permission)..more ads means more money ! And all the money earned(it can be $5000/month too ) can be redirected to the funds being collected for official McCain’s campaign .

A question might arise in your mind,that when such a thing can be done on any website..why not on the home page of this website or most popular website for McCAIN ? the answer is that this gives a bad impression actually,American Universities’ websites recieve so many hits per day,per minute but they don’t subscribe to Google AdSence because,it does not gives a good impression to be frank..Hence thought of this .Thanks !

Please Post your comments in case you have to say something or find flaws.I can be directly reached through Email/IM ..Thanks !

Rajan

IM/Email : vaish.rajan{@}gmail.com