Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vintage Viscose Dress for Sale!

I have a cousin who is going to open and E-bay store, but I thought that I would avoid the E-bay  the  paperwork and sell the dress first here on the Jerusalem Business Blog.  It is from the 1980's, viscose, Size 5.  The length is just below the knee, and is fitted to body. 

The original price was $88.00 in 1986, and it has been lovingly kept in perfect condition.  
 You can buy it for 50NIS, which is a STEAL!  Dry clean only.
Local pickup in Givat Shaul, or mailed anywhere in the world for exact shipping charge, + envelope and wrapping. 
Here is a close up of the beautiful colors and shiny fabric.  This is a great dress!

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Monday, February 12, 2018

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Yahoogroups poor performance

You may not know this, but Yahoogroups was one of the first social networking avenues.  This was a way that people could send e-mails to a large amount of people without having to collect people's e-mail addresses.  

The groups function used to work well, and as a moderator, I would go to the Group admin center, take a quick look at the messages and approve them.  But lately the system stops up, or I hit approve and nothing happens.  

Yahoogroups is not getting the manpower or support from the Yahoo company.  
As a group owner, over the past 10-15 years, I have tried to keep up these groups as a public service.  It takes a huge amount of time to moderate all the messages to the groups. 

When I do have time, I want the system to work. 

So I have opened up a group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuachYerushalim/  

I am also going to move the groups to a new server: groups.io  

This will happen over the next month as I have time.  

You will get an e-mail giving you instructions about the change.  Most of the time, you don't have to do anything.  If you want, you can put some information in your profile on the site. 

I thank you for all the hard work over the years, and I hope that groups.io will provide the service that we want and deserve. 

Not surprisingly, I have tried to start the process, but Yahoo is not able to do the change. . . 

I am a musican and teacher not a IT person. 

For your listening pleasure: Please like share and Subcribe to my music if you like it.  I composed all the musc, took all the pictures, did all the video Editing 
Rachael Alice Orbach

Thursday, February 8, 2018

How to promote music on-line

Promotion on-line is the same as promotion off-line, although in most places the two have merged. 
It used to be that you could mention a product or a service on Facebook and your sales would take off.  But now,  it doesn't work like that. 

People are jaded, they aren't looking for the same products anymore.  If there is something that you want to buy, first usually you look in your own community.  Why?  Because when you pay your money, you get the item.  I ordered a set of lenses for the phone way back in November.  Well, it is not February, and I haven't recieved them yet.  I am very disappointed and I have to go back to EBay and try to complain.  Will it help?  I don't know.

So Promotion On-line is about helping people fill their needs.  It has to be a big enough need that when you send the product it comes in a reasonable amount of time.

If you are selling a downloadable item, like a song, it has to be in the right format, and genre.
 Here is a song that I put up on CD Baby to sell.  I am not sure that it is Trance, really, because I write the songs in a Midi format, then put it into mp3. 


I was in a store last night to buy something, and I noticed that the music that was being played was in Spanish.  We are in Israel!!  So I went to the storekeeper and played her one of my songs:    The Road to Tiberius:   
Click on the song to hear it.

I asked her if she could play it in the store, but she said that this song was too calm.

So I came home, finished teaching for the day, and then I wrote a new one: https://soundcloud.com/user-200232744/jump-up

She might like this one better! 

So Promotion is about finding out what the customer needs and giving it to them.  Now the challenge is to find the customers.  One way is by Blogging, putting your link up on other videos on YouTube, putting the links on Yahoogroups,

If you have a song, or a book  that you would like me to review, e-mail me at : Rachael Alice e-mail

Have a great Day!

Rachael Alice

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Israel Real Estate - Jerusalem Business Blog

Once a week, we will list the best of the best Israel Real Estate finds, in Hebrew.  The contact info will be also provided.  If you are interested in any of these properties, call the agent directly.   We do not take any responsiblity for any of the information provided.   Good luck to Everyone!

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The music business has changed from the record in the Internet Age!

The music industry has changed from vinal, CD to the Sound Cloud , YouTube age!  If you are a musician and want to get exposure, in the past the record companies chose their artists for free. How do you think that Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen got famous? Their record company put money behind them.  Did Bob Dylan PAY to have his music reviewed?  No sir ree!

But those days are long past.  Nowadays if you want exposure, you have to pay.  Just today while I was browising Twitter, I found two different sites that want the musician to PAY them to put out posts.  One wants a musican to put out from $7 -$12 a song to get promoted to have 1000 or 2000 hits on Sound Cloud.
Another wants $5 so that a song can have three Instagram posts.

I don't know about you, but this seems like the musican now has to pay for all the promotion of their music.

Is it fair?

The rich will always be more popular than the poor.    Here is one of my latest songs. You are the public. What do you think?  Should I pay to get it promoted?

 All the best,
Rachael Alice Orbach 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Review of Twilight Doesn't Last Forever! The Jerusalem Business Blog Music Department is now open!

New Music Review!  Jerusalem Business Blog reviews new and upcoming Musical Artists! 

Review of Twilight Doesn't Last Forever!   by Rachael Alice Orbach

This song has a great beat, and the tempo is very fast,  200 bpm, so you could dance your heart out.   The photos all show different shades of twlight.  The beat is very light, keeping the feet dancing. The voices provide a bass as well as accents when the xylophone add crystal clear notes. 
 If you  like Trance music you will like this song too!  It is a mood piece with a great beat!

We will review your music for free! 

You will also be on our mailing list for new music that will be featured on this department on this blog 

Send us a link to your YouTube or SoundCloud clip. 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

How to earn money on-line!

Many people want to work on-line.  It is easy, you can do it from home, or in an Internet Cafe.

I personally spend most of my time on-line working as an English teacher.  Not everyone can do this though.  You have to have a B.A., be a native speaker in English,  and love to teach.  If you have these qualifications, the school that I work for is looking for new teachers to start soon.  Most hours will be available in March 2018.  Send me your CV or resume to E-mail for English teaching job.

Now for those who are not English teachers, I have found 3 sites that you can write and get paid.

The first and the best is: Mylot.com  This is a link to my profile there: http://www.mylot.com/rachael5760   You can start discussions, post to other people's discussions and they will pay every month on the 15th if you have $5 in your account.  Make sure that your Paypal.com account is up to date.  The money just goes right in.  There are for the most part very nice people on the site.  I have been paid many times.  If you work hard you can get paid every month on this site. I have been on this site for many years and it is really good!

The second site is Bitlanders
 http://www.bitlanders.com/?c=gr234234__739918__0__0  This site is more graphically based, and you can also spend some of your earnings to dress up your avitar.  To earn on this site you need to post blogs, and read blogs.  You can also upload movies from your computer.  I am using this site to advertise my YouTube channel music videos.  I don't know how long it will take to get to payout which is $10.00. 

The third site to earn money on line is https://virily.com/lifecoachjerusalem/  I have been on this site for about 6 months.  Each post that you do has to have a picture or a video attached.  So make sure that you have lots of photos that you can write about.  They will pay out when you get to $10.00   it might take a while to get up to that .  One good thing about this site is that you get paid when someone reads one of your posts and comments on it.  So it is a bit like passive income.  You also get paid when you post so that will help to get up to $10.00. 

Another way to get paid is to post videos to YouTube.  This is my latest video.  I got inspiration at the end of November 2017 and wrote a song and uploaded it to my channel.  Before that I was using my YouTube channel to talk about things in Jerusalem, or unsolicited product reviews, but I think that the music is a better bet for me.  I compose the song with music writing software, and then I use a video editing program to make a video.  I don't really have a schedule for uploading but I write songs every week or so. There is one on my computer that I am in the middle of writing now.

Now, here on YouTube.  you can get paid by advertisement clicks.  But your channel has to have 10,000 views before you are elegible for this.  The videos have to be original work, not using anyone elses pictures or videos or pictures of copywrited material.   Then the advertisers will consent to put ads on the video.  I have not gotten up to 10,000 views on my channel yet, but its getting there.

Another way to get paid on-line is to write a blog.  I have 5 blogs that I keep on different subjects. I use blogger and I have Adsense on the blog.  If someone clicks on an ad on the blog I get paid into my Adsense account.   This is good, but Google will only pay when the amount reaches $100!  I have gotten paid once.  Of course all the posts have to be orginial and not using other's content. 

Along with the Adsense, I also have a Amazon affiliate account.  When I write a lesson plan on my English classes blog I put a link to Amazon if someone wants to buy the book that I am teaching on that post.

So there you have all my on-line earning secrets.  Good Luck!
All the best,
Rachael Alice Orbach
 Don't forget to like, share and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

P.S. Oh, and all these things I also promote on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and VK!

Monday, December 4, 2017

New Music from Israel!

Feel the ocean spray, go into the water and feel the waves wash over you.  Relax and listen to the xylophone, blow into a bottle, play on a woodblock all at the beach!

Take a tour in Jerusalem, the one that most people don't usually see.  Guess where all the places are and I will dedicate the next video to YOU!

The street cat looks out at the view of Jerusalem, in this Trance video.  How do you feel? Can you dance?  I'll play the music and you dance up a storm!

Enjoy my original creations!  I composed them on the computer and they are also performed by MIDI. Then the file is converted to mp3.  Afterwards, I take the audio file, and put into Camtasia video processing, add some effects and here you have the final video!

Enjoy, comment below! 

Here is the playlist of my latest videos!

Rachael Alice Orbach, - From Jerusalem

Get my latest book: The Jerusalem Magic Candy Shop 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Listia - a world wide Gemach

This is a place where you can give away all those things that you got as gifts or they were impulse buys and you like them but you don't really need them anymore.  Here is an example.  I love silk, but maybe not quite this color pink.  But someone else might like it.  It is a size 10 and has shoulder pads.  You can get it for free if you click on this link!  If you come to pick it up in Jerusalem, there will be no shipping charge. 


Here it is from the front . . .


  And from the back! 

See you on the other side! 

Rachael Alice Orbach

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

University of the People. For Students and Instructors

I came across this website the other day which has a mission to give higher education to everyone! 

They offer a few different degrees, including a Business stream, computer programming and Health care.  You can get Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees or a Master's Degree all on-line from your home or office. https://www.uopeople.edu/

Anyone can apply from where ever they are in the world, and study via video.  The only cost is the admission fee and the exam fees.  

This program is not for everyone though.  In order to get the most out of your studies, you should devote as much time as you would if you were studying at other universities.  Log on to your classes, watch the videos,  do the assignments, read the books and when you finish you can go out there and get a job! 

Now, there is an opportunity for people who want to teach too!  If you have a graduate degree and want to help students get an education, go to  https://instructors.uopeople.edu/Account/SignUp and sign up to become an instructor,  I don't know how much it pays, but it looks like a good job for a retired professor or teacher.  

Good Luck to both students and professors!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Driverless Cars on the way or a Flop?

This is a Driverless bus.  It had an accident the first day on the job.  Is this the future of Driverless Cars and transport?  Were there people inside?   Who pays for the damage caused by a driverless car?

These are a few of the questions that need to be answered about this new mode of transport.
Actually, it is not a bad idea.  If the traffic is so bad that it is stop and start on the 405 San Diego Freeway, or the 10 Santa Monica Freeway into Downtown Los Angeles, then maybe it would be a good idea to turn over control of the car to the computer.  I don't like to have to pay attention to the driver in front as he or she stops and starts, stops,, starts, maybe the compter can do a better job than I can and I will have less stress while I am driving.  Then, maybe I can check my e-mails

When the traffic opens up, then I would like to take control back from the computer and have more fun while driving.

What do you think?  Do you think that the car companies would be able to do this?

We will wait and see.
Put any comments below!
Yours Sincerely

Rachael Alice Orbach


For your listening Pleasure: Music and pictures by Rachael Alice Orbach

Monday, November 13, 2017

The Israel Tax Authority is on limited strike.

Am I the only one who is angry at the Israel Tax Authority?  I just need two little forms so I can get paid next week when I and my husband do a concert at Beit Tovei HaIr on November 18th at 7:00pm. 

(shameless plug)   But I will probably be playing flute. 
So I go there and wait in line, and when I get to the office that I need to go, they tell me that I don't need to get the form.  I don't think so,  I have always gotten these forms when I need to be paid by a one off.  

So I ask for a way to get on the Internet, she gives me a phone number, but there is no choice to get on the Internet.  No person to speak to.  

If the people there don't want to work, so fire them and get honest workers who really need a job and are willing to work.  I am paid by the hour.  so if I don't work, I don't get paid.  

I'll go to work there.  I can work a computer.  . . 

My 2 cents worth!