King Tides

King Tides, the highest high tides of the year, are fast approaching and we need your help in documenting these high water level events! Please view the tide prediction tables at the project webpage to identify what time and where high tide occurs on May 25-27, June 23-26, and July 21-23. Detailed instructions on how to submit your photos using the free Smartphone App and online database are available at the project webpage and in the attached pdf. We hope to expand our photo survey coverage of more shorelines across all islands – view the project web map to see where we do and do not have photo records. Documenting high water levels will be especially important this summer in Hawai’i because Hawai’i is experiencing an elevated sea level stand. The elevated water levels are attributed to an unusual combination of ocean eddies with high centers, Pacific-wide climate and sea level variability associated with recent El Niño events and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, and sea-level rise from human-induced global warming. These unusually high water levels will likely enhance extreme high tides in Hawai’i during the King Tides this May-July. April 28th saw the highest recorded tide level at the Honolulu Harbor tide gauge (outside of a tsunami or storm event), 11 inches (0.9 ft.) above the predicted tide. May, June, and July could possibly exceed that recorded level and have impacts along the coastline, particularly if combined with any swell.  For the upcoming May King Tide, the University of Hawai‘i Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System’s, PacIOOS, “Shoreline Impact” models forecast both south shore beach flooding from wave run-up and harbor flooding for Hilo, Kawaihae, Kahului, and Honolulu Harbors.  Help us photograph the coastlines so that we can better understand impacts...

MAKE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT

MAKE YOUR LIFE THE WAY YOU WANT Futurists predict the future. Nah… Really… Futurists use statistics, trends, and other sophisticated techniques but most futurists resist predictions. Predictions are just too unpredictable. Futurists shape the future. Futurists help people define what they want to accomplish. Then they reverse engineer the steps that must be taken to achieve their desired outcome. Rather than trying to predict the future, futurists try to shape the future. Recently, in a college graduation speech, Bill Gates made his own prediction If I were starting out today and looking for the same kind of opportunity to make a big impact in the world, I would consider three fields. One is artificial intelligence. We have only begun to tap into all the ways it will make people’s lives more productive and creative. The second is energy because making it clean, affordable and reliable will be essential for fighting poverty and climate change. The third is biosciences, which are ripe with opportunities to help people live longer, healthier lives. Of course, these college graduates needed to hear that advice a few years earlier. Change is here We don’t have to look into the future to know that change is upon us. Long-term jobs are harder to find. Most of us are hired to complete a project and are let go when the project is finished. We can no longer depend on a job for a sustainable, recurring income. If you haven’t established yourself as an expert in your field by the time you are 35 you will be competing with 22-year-olds and your chances of further advancement are...

AI-The great job disrupter.

Artificial intelligence will soon be a major job disruptor. As a pilot project, Google has just opened a store in Seattle that has no cash registers. You walk into the store, pick out what you want, and walk out. Google knows who you are and what you bought and bills you accordingly. Think what that will do to the three and a half million cashiers in this country. Google expects to have their technology deployed in all major retail chains within the next ten years. When I read this article I had to think, if Google can read my credit card how secure is that card. Just a little internet research shows your card may not be as secure as you would like. Click here to find out...

Why do you need a mentor?

What is a mentor and why do you need one?  First, a Mentor supports what you are doing. Your mentor is positive. S/he is someone you can brainstorm with and who can suggest ways you can improve.  Mentors keep you accountable. Click here to read...

Your most important business asset

If you plan to use the internet to create a business you need these tools: a website an email list of people who are interested in you, your services and your products. an autoresponder to automate the messages you would otherwise have to send you new members manually. A video channel where you can make training and product review videos available. Internet marketing is simple. It can be reduced to a step-by-step process. Wealthy Affiliates breaks Internet Marketing (IM) into easy to follow steps. If you can follow instruction, you can make money on the internet. Start for free, set up your website and discover the basics of promoting your site. Typically people visit your site and never come back.  You have seconds to establish a connection and get their contact information.  The best way to do that is to offer your visitor something they want free.  They give you their email and you send them their gift. Actually, it is not quite that simple.  When your visitor gives you their email, your bulk email provider enters that email into you opt-in list.  The autoresponder sends them their gift and then follows up to start building a relationship with that visitor.  You send occasional email blasts to your list to continue building that trusting relationship with your list. Email marketing to a list of people who are interested in your products and services makes your email opt-in list one of the most valuable assets your business or organization has. Provided of course, you email is delivered. If you are using a bulk mail service, you need to know Yahoo,...

10 Power words to make you #1

You might Discover the #1 trusted way to grow the best business. It is simple, easy and the reason you can create unlimited income with less work.   Discover 10 words that can help you become a better marketer: best: Give it your best. It is what people want. Easy: KISS Simple: better than complex Unlimited: Reach for the sky. Reason: Why you need this #1: Be #1  Less: less is more Trusted: People have to know you can be trusted. Grow: Grow you income; grow your life. Discover: Discover how to grow. Read...

Discover the kind of blogger you want to be 

Bloggers blog for different reasons Why do you want to blog? Before you start, Discover your vision. Many bloggers just want to share their message with the world. These are typically hobbyists or non-profit organizations. Hobbyists can sometimes monetize their blog if they write consistently and develop a following. Non-profits have a message to share with the world and usually want to attract people to their cause. Because this website is devoted to helping you make money on line, I will assume you are here because you want to make money. The question is will you be satisfied with $5/day or are you shooting for $500/day. Either is possible and your results will depend on the time you can you devote to business. One of the attractions of internet marketing is you can create a business while working part time. Most of us have to work full time just to pay the bills. It takes time to make any business profitable. It can often take six months for a new website to start to gain traction with the search engines. There are things you can do to speed up the process but the most important thing you must do is to know your audience and create a website that interests them. If you can only work five hours per week, at least be consistent. Work on the things that make you money. Avoid busy work. Don’t think you are doing productive work when you are studying how to make money on line. More time equals more growth. It should be obvious but it needs to be emphasized. If you can...

Sidebars-Best Practice

Get the most from your webpage sidebars Sidebars are a blank canvas with infinite possibilities, so it is very easy to mess up website sidebar design. Sidebars are not a place to stuff all the random information you don’t know where else to put. Common mistakes: Adding to many widgets. Cluttered sidebar. Leaving default widgets in place Failure to prioritize important widgets Not having an Email Subscription Option Filling your sidebar with Google Ads or Affiliate links Adding external links that take visitors away from your website Including a mile-long blogroll Maximizing you sidebar Consider your goals.  Limit your widgets to 5 and your sidebar will have more focus. Prioritize you widgets and put the most important at the top. Your Profile make your brand human.  Your opt-in form.  Your contact list is your most important asset. Social Media Links. Social media is essential to attracting visitors to your site.   Recommended Posts are a list of posts you manually select and showcase in your sidebar.    Optimize Sidebar Performance. Your sidebar is an important part of your website, making sure it is optimized for loading is crucial. A quick way to optimize your site’s  performance, Hummingbird is a plug in that can automatically do it all for you   Summary Your sidebars can be a great way to introduce yourself to your readers, lead them deeper into your site, and grow your email list. By following these tips, you will be sure to create a highly effective sidebar that compliments your blog and business goals. Click here to read the full...

How to write an about me page

The About page is the 2nd most visited page on websites. Use these tips on how to write an about me page. People visit you site to find out what you are about. They usually land on your home page. They want to know what products and services you offer and how you can help them. Once they are satisfied that you have a solution to their problem they turn to your About Page to see if they can trust you. The home page describes a problem people want help with. It describes the solution and proves the solution works. Now offer them more information in exchange for the email contact information. When they leave your opt-in page take them automatically to you About Page. Your about page shows them you are a real person who want to help them. It builds trust. Your about page should open with a short video of you telling the story of your business. The text should support that video by describing you company values, letting your visitors know what your mission is and how your product or service can solve their problem. Again. give them an opportunity to get tips from you relevant to your audience. You cannot ask for an email contact too often. Your email list enables you to stay in touch with your visitors and build the know, like and trust relationship that is so vital to online business. Use an autoresponder to build that relationship. Test have shown that unless you are in touch with your list at least once a week they will forget about you. If...