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What Is the Throw the Flag Blog About?

After being a freelance writer and editor within business for many years, I now wish to share the interesting market insights that I’ve gained. These will mainly be centered around modern companies and industries, as this is the field I have been gaining the highest expertise in.

The Throw the Flag Blog will, in other words, be a sort of “professional playground,” where I feature topics as varied as you can imagine. They might range from service industries like plumbing and dentistry, to manufacturing and marketing industries.

The content I’ll be sharing in the Throw the Flag Blog should be of great interest to any entrepreneur or business leader who wants to get inspiration from some of the best modern market insights; you can learn about how to start a successful freelance business, how to market your company, what the largest global industries right now, and much more. This also includes how to regulate between different aspects of the content writing industry.

Instead of confining the blog to a specific niche or industry, I’ve chosen to go broad in the beginning – covering any topic and any industry – before I will potentially start narrowing down the content focus according to my readers’ wishes. (That would be you.)

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The Complete Guide to Self-Storage and How It is Disrupting the Moving Industry

The Complete Guide to Self-Storage and How It is Disrupting the Moving Industry

People are moving more often than ever before. According to numbers from the Census Bureau, it’s expected that people living in the US will be moving homes an average of 11.7 times during their lives. Gone are the days when you would grow up in your family home on a farm somewhere and take over the estate from your parents to live out your old days there yourself. We have entered the age of intermittent migration, both internal and external.

What is the outcome of billions of people moving around many times during their lives? I believe the outcome is business opportunity. Think about it for a moment. When people move to a new home, doesn’t the process usually include a time interval where they’re waiting for their old home to get sold? And during that interval, they would want their homes to look nice for those who might be interested in buying it? This means that they have to store a lot of their mess somewhere else, doesn’t it?

That’s where self-storage enter the stage. In the following text, I will outline the complete guide to self-storage and why it can be such a great opportunity, not only for those who need to use it, but for those who want to monetize it.

What is Self-Storage? And How Does it Work?

As you might know, self-storage is a place where people can store their belongings when they need to move. It is a place for people who need to store their belongings and it is usually located in a warehouse or an industrial area. The storage unit sizes vary, but most of them are around 8 feet by 10 feet.

How Self-Storage Tools Make People’s Lives Easier and Helps Them Save Money

Self-storage tools are a great way to help people save money. It provides them the ability to store their items in a safe, climate controlled environment. This helps them take care of their personal belongings and not worry about the risk of damage or theft. Like I mentioned in the introduction, moving is one of the situations in which it’s useful to use self-storage.

How to Find Good Self-Storage

Self-storage has existed for many years, and it is now becoming more widespread, especially in the capitals of the world.

Google Maps is by for the best method I’ve found for discovering good self-storage. It lets you easily know their location, as well as their positive or negative reviews in relation to other storages.

Take London. If you Google “mini storage” and look at the map of the city, you’ll see numerous little red symbols that highlight where you can store your stuff. You live close to the river? Here you can see places like Store That Self Storage. You live further out? You’ll find lots of self-storage options there too. For convenience, you can choose the storage based on where you live or where you’ll be moving.

Source: Google Maps

The same is true for Oslo. If you Google “lager i oslo” and look at the map, you’ll see the same symbols scattered across the capital of Norway. This way, you can see which self-storages have the most convenient location for you. And so the story goes for most other capitals and large cities.

Source: Google Maps

What are the Best Ways to Utilize Self Storage Solutions in the Home?

The self storage solution is a great way to store your items at home. You can put anything you want in it, from clothes, to toys, to furniture. It’s a place where you can store all the things that clutter your home and make it feel cluttered and unorganized.

Self storage solutions are not only for people who live in apartments or condos. Even if you have a large house, there are many benefits of self storage solutions. It’s a great way to de-clutter and organize your home and make it feel more spacious.

How to Choose The Best Self Storage Solution For Your Needs

The key to choosing the best self storage solution for your needs is to find out what you need it for. You need to know what kind of items you want to store, how much space you have at home, and how often you plan on using it.

When deciding where to store things at home, there are three main factors that should be taken into consideration. The first is whether or not the place is easily accessible. The second is if the place is safe and secure. And finally, whether or not the place will be convenient for when you need access to your items again. Again, Google Maps helps you do this.

Conclusion: What Does This All Mean to You?

Self storage is no longer just a place to store your things when you move. It’s become an industry that provides the ultimate in convenience. With self storage, you can store all of your belongings in one place and take them out when you need them. If you’re looking for ways to monetize and earn money from this growing industry, you can start investing in self-storage companies, or you can even start one on your own. It all depends on what your goals are and the available time you have.

Modern Marketing Insights

Digital marketing is an unavoidable part of the modern marketing landscape. A recent report by McKinsey & Company predicts that digital advertising will remain the dominant form of advertising, with an estimated $135 billion in revenue generated worldwide in 2021.

The statistics show that digital media consumption is growing rapidly, and that it is projected to rise to 66% of all global ad spend by the end of the year. In other words, digital marketing is the most important form of modern marketing. This is why I will now cover both the tools and the resources you can use to deepen your own insight into effective use of modern marketing strategies.

What are the Top 5 Digital Marketing Tools RIght Now?

With the introduction of new technologies, tools for digital marketing are also constantly evolving. At the same time, new technologies are also emerging that must be considered by digital marketers.

The following five digital marketing tools have been especially critical in 2021, and are predicted to continue being so as we go into 2022:

Social Media Analytics

Social media analytics is the use of social media data to extract insights about your product’s reach and popularity. This data can be used to measure, analyze and optimize the effectiveness of a company’s marketing campaigns.

Google Analytics

In much the same way, Google Analytics is a highly useful digital marketing tool for business owners of all sizes. It allows them to see the traffic flow of their site, how many people have visited, what content they have read and much more. In addition, it provides information on which sites are sending traffic to the website and how conversions on the site stack up against other channels.

SEMrush

SEMrush is one of the most powerful digital marketing tools. It can be used for keyword research, competitor research, rank tracking, search engine optimization, and much more. It has a price range of $69 to $399 depending on the plan you choose.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management tool that helps brands monitor, publish and analyze social media networks from one dashboard. Hootsuite allows you to schedule posts across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram and YouTube from a single location. It also offers a variety of analytics tools including insights on performance to help identify trends and connections between communities.

HubSpot

HubSpot is the leading marketing software for small businesses. They offer a variety of services that can be used to create and distribute content, measure the effectiveness of campaigns, and engage with customers.

If you haven’t been using any of these modern marketing tools in 2021, I urge you to start using at least a few of them as we go into 2022. Google Analytics and SEMrush should ideally be amongst your first picks, given their importance for SEO.

5 Must-Read Books on Modern Marketing Strategies and Insights

Instead of merely sharing the insights I’ve gained on modern marketing strategies, I want to recommend a few of the books that will give you some of the best insights about marketing. Instead of giving you fish, I want to teach you how to fish.

The book list includes books about new and ancient marketing strategies and insights. There are some important books that are not included in this list, but you can always investigate them yourself by looking online or asking experts.

  1. Marketing Rebellion by Mark Schaefer
  2. The Storytelling Animal by Jonathan Gottschall
  3. It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  4. Influencer Marketing – How to Build Your Brand, Your Reach, and Your Revenue by Pat Flynn
  5. The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott

The Future of Modern Marketing

Companies need to take into account that technology is constantly evolving. This means that they need to implement new marketing strategies in order to stay competitive and be successful in their industry. One of the ways in which companies can do this is by implementing AI marketing tools. AI is, in many ways, the future. 

Largest global industries right now

One of the things that continue to captivate me as a freelance writer and editor within business, is that the largest global industries of the recent decade or century may not be the largest in the coming decade or century. The automotive and manufacturing industry, for example, experienced a great boom in the late 1800s to the early 1900s, with Henry Ford leading the production of new cars, and Andrew Carnegie supplying the steel that enabled America’s many railroads to be built.

Now, however, Information Technology and Aerospace seem to become more and more important, as business moguls like Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk are taking us into the future. This is not to say that the automotive and manufacturing industry are becoming redundant – not by any means – but rather, to prove that the world of industry is constantly changing.

So what are the largest global industries right now? The following is a list of 10 of the most likely candidates.

1. Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry was one of the first to be transformed by the digital revolution. More than 50 years ago, Schlumberger invented a new way to measure water depth and was able to provide an accurate measurement without having to send down divers.

Since then, the oil and gas industry has been at the forefront of digital innovation as it has seen a shift from fossil fuel-based energy production, such as coal and natural gas, to alternative energy sources such as solar power. One company fighting climate change is Oil Change International (OCI) – they offer services such as lobbying governments on climate policy and activism work. OCI aims at pushing for more renewable energy sources like wind and solar power in order achieve a sustainable future for our planet, which is one of the attempts to reduce the oil and gas sector, and instead bring the renewable energy sector into the fore.

2. The Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is one of the world’s largest global industries. It has a large impact on economies all around the world, generating trillions in revenues and employing about 18 million people directly or indirectly. The automotive industry encompasses the design, production, marketing, distribution and sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles, trucks and buses.

3. Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the largest global industries in the world, with over $8.8 trillion in total spending. The industry is continuing to rapidly grow, both in terms of revenue and jobs. As the increasingly large populations are starting to age, prognostic research has shown that this will lead to an increase in healthcare spending. The industry also has a high level of competition for patients’ time and money – whether it be communal services or private dental and physiotherapy clinics.

4. Telecommunications

Telecommunications is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. It has grown tenfold since the 1980s, and is expected to grow even faster in the next decade.

5. Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals

Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals is one of the largest global industries in the world. It is a $2 trillion market with an annual growth rate of 6%. The industry has especially seen significant growth in emerging markets like India, China, and Russia.

6. Aerospace and Defense

In the United States alone, the Aerospace and Defense industry employs more than two million people and contributes about 5% of all U.S. manufacturing output. The industry’s economic impact in the United States is substantial, with aerospace and defense firms directly supporting well over one million jobs in the country.

7. Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services (IT) are taking over the world at an increasingly rapid rate, and is largely dominated by companies like Accenture, Atos, Capgemini and IBM.

8. Construction

The construction industry should not be forgotten, as it employs nearly one fifth of all workers globally. It is growing at an annual rate of about 2%, and features every kind of job related to building new homes, company buildings, roads, bridges – anything you can think of that has to be built by someone.

9. Retail

The retail industry is one of the largest global industries in the world, generating over $5 trillion dollars annually. Retailers are responsible for managing inventory, ensuring that products are shipped to stores efficiently, and promoting merchandise to customers.

10. Banking and Finance

Despite the great structural changes and downsizing that is happening within banking and finance, given increasing automation, the industry has a global trade value of over $11 trillion, and will continue to house a staggering number of work places in the coming years as well.

That’s a quick look at 10 of the largest global industries that are governing the world market right now – but don’t expect it to last; as mentioned in the introduction, we will always be seeing new industries emerge and take hold of the power handle.