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Ways to Conquer Your Fitness New Year Resoultion

Set small goals within the bigger picture.

If we could all get amazing bodies by going to the gym one or twice a year, we would do it! But unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. The key to reaching that amazing status is by setting small goals. You want to lose 30 by the summer? Set goals of losing 2 – 3lbs per week. Once you accomplish that goal, you’ll be happy. After accomplishing that goal after a few weeks, it will become a routine to the point in which you won’t feel right if you don’t reach your weekly goal!

  • If you slip up, it’s okay. The key is to not give up!

This is where and most people give up. They typically start off strong, and then might reach a point where the put their goal on pause for a variety of reasons. A this point, most say “Well I can’t do it anymore” or “I give up”. If you keep going, you may actually reach your goals. Don’t be one of these people! Simply pick yourself up, and keep trying!

  • Implement a healthier diet.

The key to success with exercising is adjusting your diet. Your diet is almost as important as exercising itself. Having a good diet can help your body recover and improve it’s strength. Eating a good diet can help you lose weight, gain weight, or maintain it depending on what your goal is.

  • Celebrate the small wins!

Celebrate the small wins! If you reach your smaller goals, don’t be afraid to show yourself some appreciation! That helps with motivation, builds confidence, and brings a feeling of accomplishment.

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Two Ways to Make Money in Sports from your Couch

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Today, more than ever, it’s important to have multiple streams of income. With things getting more and more expensive, many people are looking for that 2nd job or way to make money without having to go crazy to find it. For may, it would be even better to make money pertaining to something that they enjoy. Although sports is mostly an outdoor activity, I’m sure the question you’re asking is: How can I make money from my house?

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Believe it or not, Youtube is the most used social media site by adults in the US. People using this site more than ever for a number of reasons. It’s used to look up information, see other’s perspectives on different subject matters, and to make money.

Every athlete/coach is looking to find an advantage on their field of play. What better way to make money by giving your take on how your favorite sport? If you put a special twist on how teams or players can improve their games, you can create a nice passive income for yourself. If done properly, this may turn into a full-time job.

Quick steps to starting a page:

1)conduct research on others who are doing online catching videos

2) start a YouTube page

3) create videos breaking down film of players or displaying plays that work and explain why

Reselling Gear

Each and every year, online spending goes up. The beautiful thing is that there are alot of  people making money from finding vintage gear, and reselling it. According to IBIS World, the sports industry is going to make 57 billion this year as a whole, with a growth rate of 2.8% in the future.

With many marketplaces online, it’s easy to find sports gear if you don’t have any (such as alibaba.com), and resell them. The next step in this situation would be to find the right place to sell these items on. In this case, SportsWatcherss is the recommended place because buyers are only looking for sports and nothing else. This gives sellers a better chance at selling product quicker.

Here are two ways of making money right from your couch. Good luck!

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Eximious Apparel Fitness Interview

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Earlier this week, we interview one of our wonderful fitness vendors: Eximious Apparel. In our discussion, we discovered how their business started, why they chose this job over others, and more. The entire interview reads below:
Q: So how did your business get started?

A; We had a vision to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves so we decided to act on it.

Q:How did you know this was your passion?

A:We were always into helping others become better.

Q:What is the best part/worse part of being an entrepreneur?

A:The best part is seeing satisfaction when you help another person. The worst part is convincing others that your products are worth purchasing

Q:What made you choose this profession over any other job?

A:It’s something we strongly enjoy. We have a lot of fun with it.

Q:Where do you see your business in 5 years?

A:Hopefully extremely successful and one of the biggest clothing brands in the market

Q: What advice do you give to others wanting to do what you do?

A: Have a sense of urgency and keep striving.

 

SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace for sports art and fitness wear. Bought by you. Sold by you.

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Ken Karl – SportsWatcherss Artist

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Earlier this week, we interviewed one of the most talented sellers here at SportsWatcherss; An artist by the name of Ken Karl. We asked Ken a few questions about his passion for art, the best and worst part of being an entrepreneur, and more.
For more information, read the interview below:
Q: So how did your business get started?

A: I have always loved sports and I have always loved art. At an early age, I loved drawing my favorite athletes as I followed their careers. The more I drew them, the better I tried to draw them. I took the next natural step sharing them with other sports fans. I set up a website and began posting my work on Instagram and Facebook.

Q: How did you know this was your passion? 

A: I have always loved to draw and I have always loved sports. Once I started drawing, I was always looking for new things to draw that interested me. Each piece I created, challenged me to create even more interesting artwork. To this day, I’m ready to start the next piece before I finish the one I am currently working on.

Q: What is the best part/worse part of being an entrepreneur?

A: The best part is that you get to make your own decisions on what you create. If I’m honest, you also get to collect the compensation for what you create. All those late hours are easier to grind away at when you know you get the entire check at the completion of the project. The WORST part is knowing you have a great project but you can’t figure out how to market and get it to the masses.

Q: What made you choose this profession over any other job?

A:  Choosing this profession was easy for me. I love to draw, period. I enjoy each and every piece I create. I enjoy all the challenges, good and bad, each project creates for me. I also enjoy the look in each customers eyes the moment they first see the final project. It is a great feeling creating something for someone else that helps them remember a special time, event, or person. The satisfaction I receive from this is priceless.

Q: Where do you see your business in 5 years?

A: To be honest, I try not to look too far ahead. That may not be the best business strategy  I know, but that is how I have to do it. The most difficult and frustrating part of all this, is how difficult it is to market my work to the right people. I just keep trying to grind as an artist day in and day out. I keep trying to create better art on every project. I feel that if I can keep concentrating on the process of creating better art on each every piece, the rest will take care of itself… at least I hope.

Q: What advice do you give to others wanting to do what you do?
A:  I’m not sure I am the best person to ask about this. If I had to tell them anything, I would tell them to stay with it. Keep grinding and believe in themselves, especially on the days when you wonder if your career will ever take off. Stay focused on creating better art and keep pushing yourself to create better artwork, each and every project.
SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace for sports art and fitness wear. Bought by you. Sold by you.
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Steph Curry has Film & TV Deal with Sony

Steph Curry’s empires continues to grow. Stephen Curry has recently signed a production and development deal that covers film and TV. Under Curry’s film company, Unanimous  Media, TV products mainly about faith, family, and sports. In addition to film and TV projects, opportunities in virtual reality will take place. This will be Sony’s biggest deal ever made with an athlete.

 

Congrats, Steph!

 

SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace for sports art and fitness wear. Bought by you. Sold by you.

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NBA Award Predictions

As the regular season winds down, it’s time to predict the NBA regular season awards. Here are our predictions:

Rookie of the Year: Ben Simmons

While the race has mainly been between Simmons and Mitchel (along with Jayson Tatum and Lauri Markkanen), we believe the late season push by Simmons has separated him from the pack. Averaging a triple-double during their 14-game win streak, Simmons has proven to be a great rookie and a future all-star.

Most Valuable Player: James Harden

The time has finally come for Harden to win this award. He’s finished top 5 in MVP voting the past 3 – 4 years, and it seems to have motivated him to only get better. This year, he’s been the best player on the best team record wise. Although LeBron James has been nothing short of spectacular, we believe this will be James’ time.

Defensive Player of the Year: Rudy Gobert

Rudy has done it before and can do it again. Being one of the biggest defensive forces in the league night in and night out, we see him winning this award again.

Sixth Man of the Year: Lou Williams

Williams has had one heck of a year. Averaging a career high 22 ppg and just over 5 assist while coming off the bench, this is a no brainer.

Most Improved Player of the Year: Victor Oladipo

No one saw this one coming before the start of the season. Oladipo improved his game tremendously. Hitting career highs in ppg, assist, and rebounds, Oladipo proved he can be the lead man on a winning team. In addition, he lead the league in steals, averaging 2.5 steals per game.

Coach of the Year: Dwane Casey

Toronto has had great regular seasons the past few years, and Dwane Casey is one of the reasons why. He has the best scoring bench in the league, which has helped Toronto earn the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. With the depth that they have, look for Toronto to make a deep run in the playoffs.

 

SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace that specializes in sports art, fitness wear, and technology. For more products , check out our homepage.

 

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The impact of sports design

Two words: Sports Design. We see them on Instagram, Facebook, everywhere on social media honestly. Sports Edits of many players are made by graphic designers all around the world. Graphic designs have become so popular that even some professional teams have created art pages. Teams such as Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors have art pages due to the major popularity of the graphic edits.

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People make names for themselves because of their edits. Some edit pages become very popular because users may like the style that a designer uses. In addition, some edits include players that have on a different team’s jersey, which creates hypothetical scenarios for fans to debate.

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With the new wave on social media, even companies such as Champs and BleacheRreport are hiring popular designers to design post for them. While sports design may seem like a “trend”, it’s probably not going away anytime soon.

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SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace that specializes in sports art, fitness wear, and technology. For more products , check out our homepage.

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Where to add your Sports Product

When starting out any business, it’s hard to know exactly which channels are best to sell  your product on. Thanks to the Internet, there are tons of options. But which ones are right for you? Let’s take a good look at a few different ideas:

Your Own Website

The most popular option and the most thought of option would be to create your own website. There are alot of good things that come with making your own website. You have control of everything from the look of it, to the prices of all of your items, even shipping fees. In addition, most other places that you can sell on additional fees that you won’t have to pay on your website. The tough part about owning your own website? Marketing. Marketing your own website is very difficult in the beginning. Outside of family and friends, potential customers may not be aware of your website. The challenge becomes how to get in front of customers who would have interest in purchasing your product. This is where most startup websites fail.

Social Media

In today’s world, it’s easier than ever to sell on social media. Facebook has their own marketplace, and Instagram now has the option to sell on their site. This is beneficial if you already have a strong following on one of these platforms. You can easily let them know that you are selling something, and that will garner initial interest. The downside of selling on these platforms? Having the right interest on these sites. While you may have initial success with a strong following on social media, in order to grow, your product  has to get into the right view of people that are interested. While this may be better to do on platforms such as Instagram, it’s still a difficult task.

Major Marketplaces

Selling on a marketplace has become increasingly common as well. There is good reason why this is the case. Selling on marketplaces are easier than ever. They don’t take very long to do, and they are relatively easy to manage. You simply upload your products, and when someone makes an order, you get notified and paid once the order is complete. In addition, when you sell your products on large marketplaces, people tend to trust it more because they are familiar with some of the marketplaces already. The only major concern with large marketplaces is the fact that they host so many items that it might be difficult to stand out. You are not only competition for the attention against products within your industry, but also products outside of your industry.

Niche Marketplaces

With the number of marketplaces increasing, it’s becoming easier for people to find marketplaces that cater to particular industries. This helps sellers because buyers on that marketplace are already potential customers, as they go to that website looking for similar things that you would sell. Whether you are just starting up, or you’re looking for another channel to sell your products on, niche marketplaces are ideal to consider. Here at SportsWatcherss, we offer the benefit of bringing in an ideal target market for sellers because users on our site are looking for sports products.

 

SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace that specializes in sports art, fitness wear, and technology. For more products , check out our homepage.

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And then there were two…

After a close victory, the New England Patriots come back from being down 14-3 to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20. Tom Brady did what he normally does, and led the Pats to scoring 14 points in the 4th quarter.

For the NFC, the Eagles easily took care of buisness as they went on to win by 31 points. The Eagles defense looked very good, and Nick Foles threw for 3 touchdowns. They were clearly the better team in this contest.

 

These two past matchups setup for what should be an interesting SuperBowl LII. The Pats will seek to win back to back championships, and the Eagles will look to win since the last time they were in the Superbowl; and that lost came to the Patriots. This matchup will contain a great defense and an explosive offense in Philly, facing a solid defense and a Tom Brady led offense where as we learned from last year: never count the Pats out.

 

How the Pats can win:

Control the game offensively. Don’t do anything different. Run the ball effectively and use alot of play action to keep the Eagles defense on their toes. Time of possession will be an important factor, especially if the game is close in the 4th quarter. If the Pats do these things, they can definitely win.

How the Eagles can win:

They must win the line of scrimmage. This is a battle they must win on both sides of the ball. If not, big bad plays are bound to happen. They also must win the time of possession. The longer Brady is off the field , the more effective he is. They must score at least 30 points. I believe that if they reach 30, they will have a much better chance against the Pats. They will want to avoid a low scoring game if possible.

Who do you guys think will win? Let us know.

 

SportsWatcherss is an online marketplace that specializes in sports art, fitness wear, and technology. For more products , check out our homepage.

 

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3 Reasons why you should start a Sports Business

Wouldn’t it be awesome to do something you love and get paid for  it? Well , with a little bit of innovation and thought, it can be done. People do it everyday. There are CEO’s making millions doing something that they love (or simply makes money). There are also smaller businesses are waking up everyday excited because they are doing something they enjoy. If there are people doing it everyday, then there is room for more.
Here are the three reasons you should start a sports business:
1) You know what it takes to be successful
When I say “you know what it takes”, I’m not necessarily talking about the knowledge of how to run a business. What I’m saying is that you understand that it takes things such as hard work and dedication to be successful in something. Let’s compare it to a season of your favorite sport. Throughout the season, there’s always  a series of ups and downs. Sometimes everything goes right, and other times, everything goes wrong, even to the point where giving up may be a thought. However, we know that in order to be a champion, you have to endure the tough times. Just like sports , business is filled with ups and downs. Some beginning a business with little to no knowledge, and others enter with a wealth of knowledge and resources. Whichever the case may be, it can be achieved.
2) Even when you feel like giving up, you won’t without a fight
In 2016, we saw both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Cubs overcome 3-1 deficits to become champions. I’m sure at times, a lingering thought of defeat was amongst them. However , these teams were able to overcome that and go on to win. When starting a sports business, there will be times in which you may doubt yourself. Will people buy from me? Will people like my idea? Will people pay attention to what I’m trying to do? In the beginning , these answers may seems hard to find. But the key is to keep learning and never give up. If you don’t give up, you’ll be successful. Even if the initial business doesn’t go well, you leave with much more knowledge than you had before you started the business.
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3) Something you’ll always love
Doing something you love will feel less like work than doing something you don’t like. Whether it’s coaching, making sports t-shirts, bracelets, or a wearable, doing something in sports or sports related, gives you that extra push to do continue doing something. Its always easier to be creative ,  and passionate about the thrill of sports.