Taking back your time is money.

Hey there everyone,

Glad you have taken the time to read my short blog post. I hope it encourages you to seize the day and put “time” first. Let me explain…

When talking with a colleague the other day, I noticed that one of the most common phrases I hear when I ask people how they are doing is, “I’m crazy busy” or “Constantly on the go”, like it’s a badge of honor. This has caused me to think carefully about what really matters. Does being busy all the time mean I am having the best life I can? Do I feel happy when I don’t have any time to enjoy life?

I propose a revolutionary idea to each of us. What if we simplify our lives a little and only invest time in the things that are giving us a return like we do the marketing for our businesses? Do the extra few hours at the office give you peace? Will going out to the bar help you find balance and inner strength? They say doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is insane. I don’t believe those that have taken the time to read this fall into that category. It’s one of the practices I use with my clients. Removing the things that are not giving you a return puts the power back in your hands to find new ones that do. Let’s flip the script.

Take a moment for yourself today and get a blank sheet of paper or create a word doc and put a list of the things you spend your time doing down. Briefly note how much time you spend at each one of them, and ask yourself if each one is giving you a return on investment. Asking yourself, “Is this adding something positive to my life?” is a real gut check, but it will give you clarity. Don’t worry, I am asking myself the same things right now. We are in this together. Let us remove the things in life that are holding us back and SPEND our time investing in the things that do.

I want to hear from you about the type of things you removed and the success you found from doing it.

Comment below and I promise to write back. We are all in this together.

Photographers Excitement About Fotofy


What is all the buzz about?


Here is a little snippet of why Fotofy is growing so fast and Photographers all over America are getting involved finding out about the company.

Imagine if the music world had found a way to monetize people pirating their music, or sharing it for free with their friends. There wouldn’t be as many starving artists and the industry would not have seen such a revolutionary change between 2012 and now. Fotofy has come up with a unique way to correct the same issue for the photography industry. Now that we see so many copyright infringement cases and images plagiarized all over the internet it was the photographers that were taking the monetary hit. Leading the charge and offering a creative way to overcome this problem is Fotofy. They allow photographers to create portfolios on their site and upload their images for review. The photos that are accepted are made readily available to website designers, bloggers, and social media enthusiasts giving them the ability to embed professional images for free. THE CATCH…the images are theft deterrent, and able to be tracked anywhere they go on the internet. With Fotofy’s Data Analytics photographers can see realtime the number of impressions the images get, where they can are on the internet, and how many click-throughs they have. Fotofy is launching its ad platform on November 1, 2019. Advertisers will be able to put their money where their mouth is…and it pays to be able to place advertising on images. Images get 94% more views than all text ads, and now the advertising can be integrated into the images directly. This is a revolutionary concept! Photographers will reap the rewards the more their images are shared and used. All that being said, Fotofy is not being greedy about things. They are going to split the ad revenue evenly between the publishers, the photographers, and “The Company”…Win, Win.

Read below for more details…or if your a photographer register with this link. Register With Fotofy

Fotofy images are free.

Freely access hundreds of thousands of embeddable photos to create stunning websites, blogs, social media posts, stories, email communication, forum posts, and more. Update your online stories as often as you like using our curated photo collection.

Fotofy images are safe.

Embedding our images provides a legal way to utilize premium content while respecting creators’ rights, including the opportunity to generate advertising revenue from the traffic you generate from your website. View our Terms of Use and the Fotofy License.

Fotofy images are secure.

All photos are theft-deterrent, but always shareable. Know where your Fotofy images are online at all times through your profile page on the Fotofy.com website. Set up a profile page here.

Fotofy images are always trackable.

Fotofy photos are tracked in real-time for impressions, click-throughs and online locations. All advertising revenue is paid to both the publishers who embed the photos and the content creators who created them. Acces every location your image has been shared.



We scan each specific webpage where Fotofy images are found, then place contextually relevant, in-image ads across each photo.


Fotofy photos are then tracked in real-time for impressions, click-throughs and online location. This information is found on the user’s profile page.


Fotofy pays both the publishers and content creators from all advertising revenue generated.

$GMGI, Golden Matrix Group Inc, A Real Game Changer for Investors.

For the past year and a half, I have watched $GMGI, Golden Matrix Group Inc. (Company Website), grow from having toxic debt no money and a tiny revenue stream to a company that looks to be uplisting very soon to OTCQB. They have paid off all of the toxic notes brought on by old management, increased revenue and profitability for the last 7 quarters strongly, and now have a sizeable amount of cash on hand. This is largely due to the new management sticking to their business model and putting their nose to the grindstone.

Short term flippers may complain they don’t put out enough news to build the hype, but they have a real business with real growth and do not look to do as every other OTC company has done for many years. They are now standing out as a long term investment that more seasoned investors are looking very hard at. It appears they are in a good position to make a sizeable acquisition that could change their valuation considerably and not have to dilute the company’s shares to do it.

Golden Matrix Group Inc, is in the digital gaming space and offers their proprietary games and gaming technology to casino operators in the Asian Pacific region. They also glean revenue from multiple licensing deals with much larger companies in the same space because of the new GM-X gaming platform they launched a year ago in August 2018. What a beautiful chart they have.

This stock is well worth doing your DD on considering a serious position before they take the next leg up. In my humble opinion.

Follow them on Twitter: @GMGI_Group and Instagram: GoldenMatrixGroup


Terror In The Midst of An Active School Shooting.

It is a very sad time in American history right now where parents are mourning the loss of their children across our nation. The current rise in active shooter situations is staggering. There have been 18 occurrences since January 1st which is mind-blowing. I only hope schools can find out about Lamperd Less Lethals products in time to prepare before another incident rears its ugly head.

Millions of people talking about solutions, arming teachers, and changing legislation to protect our children as they attain their educations. There are many things to consider when it comes to being in an actual situation. How will you really respond when bullets are flying, children are screaming, and chaos is everywhere? It’s not as easy as people think. The fight or flight responses individuals posses have been untested, and it’s hard to duplicate a situation that will cause you to feel imminent danger when there is none.

Since 2005, Lamperd Less Lethal, Inc. (OTC PINK: LLLI), an innovation leader and manufacturer of advanced security solutions for law enforcement, military, and other users worldwide. (www.LamperdLessLethal.com) has been researching, developing, and manufacturing products to save lives in these types of situations. It is their belief that it is a bad idea to arm teachers with guns. The potential for other students to be injured when they engage with the shooter, or the inability to aim accurately when the overwhelming adrenaline rushes in an actual situation is far too dangerous. They have developed what many think is the safest and most effective option for school situations.

Their pepper blast product (http://bit.ly/PepperBlast) provides the ability for teachers to keep students safe and render the attacker harmless with a simple pull of a pin and a toss down the hall in the general direction of the shooter. The Pepper Blast covers a 20 ft area with a cloud of product that will instantly cause serious impairment to the shooter’s respiratory system and eyes for up to 10 minutes. This will allow the staff and students time they need to escape, and an afterthought potentially subdue the shooter. The cost of the pepper blast products are very low and they are able to be stored in a lock box in each classroom for ease of access. Due to the overwhelming response of calls and interest the company has received from organizations and schools within the United States they have announced making efforts to help open a new Pittsburgh assembly facility for its new Pepper Blast product.

As an individual, parent, teacher, student, or an investor or trader, I would ask myself “Why haven’t I heard of this sooner?” or “How can I help others in my area find out about this?” Together we can make a difference. It takes the voice of many to create the change we need and I feel that Lamperd Less Lethal offers that change. Find out more about the company as soon as you can.  I have provided links to where you can get more information above and challenge you to use them. Share the conversation and spread the word. Let’s help keep our children safe.

Finding Hope In The Mist Of Toxic Debt.

This age-old situation of people or organizations with money offer companies “HELP” at very selfish interest rates continues. Countless micro-cap companies have succumbed to offers of financing at some point with the idea of expansion. It sounds great…at first. All a public company has to do is meet their monthly payment obligations and their financier won’t convert the stock they are holding and sell on the open market. Most venture capitalists will tell you they are friendly and won’t be too aggressive in how they sell your stock, but ultimately it seems that this is only to comfort you into closing on the financing that will make them a ton of money and leave your company worse for ware. You may be like me and feel that in our day and age people’s impulse to have things right away has found more and more companies falling into this TOXIC trap. They call it toxic financing for a reason. These “Start-Ups” begin with 1 million shares outstanding and end up with over a billion shares outstanding within a few years time and wonder why they are trading at .000 something a share. At some point, you have to ask yourself…Is this how I want my company to end up?. The answer is always no, but it’s so hard to see how quickly things get out of hand when a venture capitalist is flashing a few million dollars in your face. The other thing they don’t tell you is after they finance you they will also introduce you to “Friendly” people who will help you use the money wisely….only to find out they are better at helping you spend it and ultimately not provide the quality of services you need.

I could go on, but I’m not here to be like everyone else. There is a solution to this and it is not the easiest of situations to overcome. You can have hope however that you can get out from under this position if you are already there, or keep yourself from going further into it. Please don’t be disillusioned in thinking there is a “quick fix” because there isn’t. It will take time, but at least there are examples to follow of successful companies who have done this before you. You are not alone. J Ramsdell Consulting will work with you to see you through this tough transition, connect you with other CEO’s who have been there…and back, as well as give you a few tools you can use to counteract this “pit of despair”.

One such example of a triumphant return to freedom after the convertible debt is AmpliTech Group Inc. (OTCQB: AMPG). CEO, Fawad Maqbool did what most companies only dream of and painstakingly purchasing shares in the open market, and paying off all of his convertible notes. AMPG is now a profitable company with a lot of upside potential. You can find out more about Amplitech Group Inc by going to www.amplitechinc.com or check out their company profile at www.otcmarkets.com/stock/AMPG/profile

Contact me for a free conversation to see how you can start re-directing your company’s future in a positive direction.


An In-House Team Approach On Social Media

Let’s not keep from addressing the elephant in the room. Social media seems daunting to a lot of companies for many reasons. To mention a few…fear of how to maintain control, concerns of “What will people say?”, finding room in the budget, and thoughts of how much time it may take to do it. Companies have good reason to ask these questions but don’t because they have been pitched so many times being told it will cost a fortune by service providers who make it seem like an unattainable goal to handle themselves.

I have good news…unless your a company with disgruntled employees it is far less expensive to keep it in-house. Working in situations like this is one of the unique approaches we at J Ramsdell Consulting take. We feel that instilling the right tools companies need to succeed in marketing and teaching them how to use them with effectiveness will render the best ROI they can find. Have no illusions about it, there is some work involved, but once the groundwork is laid their company will reap the benefits for years to come. They often find themselves saying, “If only I had done this sooner”.

It’s always good to have an example to follow, and I have one such company in mind. Most recently we began working with a new company, Zenergy Brands. They see the power in social media marketing and are taking the needed steps to “keep it in-house”, so join us in following their journey from the beginning.

Zenergy Brands provide energy conservation, smart controls, and efficiency-based products and services to commercial, industrial and municipal end-use customers. That’s a lot of techy lingo for, their smart system manages utilities and reduce cost. Win, win huh? We think so. Check them out at www.zenergybrands.com and follow them on social media to see how things progress.

Twitter: @ZenergyBrands

Instagram: @ZenergyBrands

YouTube: Zenergy Brands