The weird thing about Death and Social Media



I recently visited the grave of my dad’s father who died in the 60’s and something weird happened. I felt weird thinking this is where he ended, I didn’t know much about him. I realized the way we live with social media today, maybe we’re more blessed than we realize. I know it’s a weird thing to know the first thing I thought of was social media when I went to the gravesite, let me explain.

We are connected to our family and friends more than ever. I’m friends with family on Facebook I see very little of, but I get to see into their world more than I ever would. I can see the Facebook of family members that have passed. It’s weird but it’s also a reminder of who that person was on a different level. That person posted on their social media, it was their thoughts. It wasn’t an idea that someone had of that person.

According to GlobalWebIdex, the average user logs 1.72 hours per day on social platforms, which represents about 28 percent of all online activity.

Today we are more connected than ever. With social media it’s kind of a way you live on.

Unleash your passion with the #besomebody app



There’s a little app created in Austin, Texas that is changing the way people live. It’s allowing people to take their passions and make friends and money doing it. The #besomebody app is all about taking what your passionate about and making a life out of it!

The app helps you connect or “spark” with people in your area and share your passion. Passions ranging from photography, hiking, biking, yoga and more. Share your work on the app and let people see what you do. If you want to learn more about other people’s passion you can learn from a #besomebody passionary. It’s simple you find an experience, show up and learn first hand a new experience. All passionary’s are background checked through the app.

Take it one step further and become a #besomebody passionary and start making money teaching people what your passionate about. You can create an experience and invite people to join you and learn some new stuff. The best part is you decide where it is, how much it is and all of it is done through the app.

Download the app now and book your first experience free with the code “ULTRA”

Do you already know how to code, and why you should build on it.



Why do you want to learn how to code?

  1. Earn extra cash building websites in your spare time.
  2. Be a step ahead in the job market.
  3. It’s a huge resume boost.
  4. Make your own app and website.
  5. Never stop learning, always grow.

As a recent college graduate looking for jobs and figuring out what I need besides 10+ years of experience, I notice a lot of jobs calling for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more. I know it sounds miserable and then you ask yourself “why did I not go to school for this?” The good news is most of us have used code sometime in our lives without really realizing it.

Think of the days when you sat at your computer and spent hours on your xanga page, yes xanga, you were actually using a lot of code. It was basic but it was something you could figure out pretty easily. You were building a website and those skills are very valuable in today’s quickly growing tech world.


The internet and apps have become a vital part of the personal and business world. The best part of coding is you can learn to code for free and it’s easy. Get Started with some of these options below.



“Education is broken. Come help us build the education the world deserves.” – CodeAcademy

One of the easiest ways to learn how to code. With options on what you want to learn it gives you the power. Learn specific skills like building a website, interactive websites, and more. You can take a course on HTML/CSS or JavaScript. A course can be finished in an hour but take your time and learn what you need. The best part is it’s free to learn these skills!

Code School 

Free to try, $29 a month or team pricing. 

Code School is a great way to start coding. It also has a mobile app so you can learn and keep up with your skills on the go. Get social with it and get a group of friend together and make a team. You can track each other’s progress or you could use it as an employer to get your employees up to speed on new technologies. Check out videos to get some more help on learning your new skill.


Free to try, $29 a month/ $49 a month 

Treehouse is fun and very social with forums. Learn to code and ask questions on forums to create relationships with new people. Choose a track on a specific skill, choose a project or choose the topic you need to learn. Check out videos to help you out on the new journey.

5 Apps to help you pay people back



We’ve all been there, that awkward moment when you owe someone money but you have no cash! According to Aljazeera America nearly 1 in 10 Americans only carry cards — less then $20 dollars in cash daily. Luckily,  there are some apps to help you solve your problem.

  1. DirectPay from your bank app

If you already have a bank app like WellsFargo or Chase this may be the easiest way to transfer cash to that person you owe. All you will need is the account holder’s email and phone number. It’s safe and the other person receiving the cash doesn’t see any of your info. Oh, and it’s free.

2. Venmo

Service fees? Credit card payments 2.9% fee, Free for Debit Card Payments and Bank account transfers

Venmo, who’s owned by PayPal, may be the most social way to send money on an app. You can sign up with Email or Facebook. You can keep up with friends in a newsfeed and who’s paying up. It’s as simple as typing in a friend’s name, phone or email, saying what you’re paying for and the amount.

You can also send requests to people so they don’t forget to pay up.

3. Square Cash

Service fees — none

In a world obsessed with hashtags Square has figured out away to be a little creative with Cash. Cashtag — the only thing you need to send to your friends so they can pay you with Square Cash. It’s quick, easy and you can keep track of what you receive and send.

4. SnapCash

For as much as people use SnapChat most people forget it’s one of the easiest ways to send cash to a friend. Once you link your debit card it’s as simple as sending a snap.

  1. Type $ and the amount you want to send and that’s it.
  2. If you want to make it rain just type in 3 $$$ and see the Swipe-to-send option. This is the way you want to do it, believe me.

You can get back to your new SnapChat filters once you’re done.

5. PayPal

PayPal may be the most obvious but it’s king when dealing with money on the internet and apps. Free to send from a PayPal account to another.

Another great thing about PayPal is there is always deals with online retailers!

5 Apps to help you get some extra cash


Let’s face it we all want vacations and extra money all the time. In today’s world it’s not necessarily the easiest thing for people to just get up and go. Here are some alternatives to help put some extra cash in your pocket for a trip or anything else you want to do.

1.  Become an Uber driver

imagesIt’s one of the easiest ways to make money and you can make your own schedule. In some of the top cities you can make a decent living on just being an Uber driver.

 2.   Be a Favor Personal Delivery Assistant


Favor is now in top cities like Dallas, Austin, and Denver! Besides being able to wear a badass blue tuxedo shirt, the Favor app gives you a way to make extra money on your day  off. You can earn up to 15$ an hour and super flexible hours.

3. Use buying/selling apps  5miles_facebook_xx

Turns out Craigslist isn’t the only way to make     extra cash by selling your preowned stuff. There  are some safer, cooler options and they’re pretty  easy to use. Apps like 5Miles, Close5, OfferUP and LetGo are just among those options.

  4. TaskRabbit 

TaskRabbit is like favor but takes it a step further with qualified taskers to help you with more advanced jobs. You can get help with cleaning, moving, help with events and find a local handyman. You can become a tasker and start working on jobs to gain some extra cash!

5. Become a Brand Ambassador

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This one isn’t necessarily an app but you can become a Brand Ambassador at some big events in your city. They’re usually contract jobs and you can get paid a pretty penny to represent some awesome brands. Brands like Coca-Cola, Chevy, and more use brand ambassadors at concerts, festivals, and events around town. You can join a Facebook group, and network around town to get the scoop on the latest BA jobs.

Why did it take so long to start a blog?

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The inception of being named Alexis. Alexis Ohanian pointing at a photo of Alexis Arguello being sent to me on twitter

The inception of being named Alexis.
Alexis Ohanian pointing at a photo of Alexis Arguello being sent to me on twitter

It’s a weird thing to be a recent college graduate. You’ve just spent so many years of your life majoring in a certain subject, but now it’s time for the real world. We’re formulated to go to school, get a job, have a family, and that’s what we know. It’s the same ol’ merry-go-round. However, we forget that we’re living in a time where you can create your own life with a keyboard, an idea, and some guts.

“The great thing about the Internet is, it’s the freest marketplace of ideas that there is.” – Alexis Ohanian

An idea can be as massive as Facebook or as simple as a blog, but a great idea can influence great movements, or bring people together. We are not limited, we are unlimited.

So why did it take so long to start a blog? I was missing the guts. We have unlimited potential to be who we want, but it’s frightening to be limitless. It’s scary to not know what’s next. You can settle and take the smoother course or become who you always wanted to be.