Even if I get 8 hours of sleep, if I wake up at 6:30 am, I feel terrible. If I wake up around 8 am, I feel great. What’s going on?

Even if I get 8 hours of sleep, if I wake up at 6:30 am, I feel terrible. If I wake up around 8 am, I f… by Lily Day

Answer by Lily Day:

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One average healthy adult must sleep for a full sleep cycle.

Well, What is this sleep cycle?

In short its the period time to get healthy sleep. Want detailed data? Google it!

I am here to give the solution directly what you should do.

  1. There is a website called sleepyti.me bedtime calculator.
  1. This tells you, at what time you should sleep and at what time you must wake up.

If you sleep NOW it will tell you at what time you suppose to wake up.

  • You can just click on Zzz button shown below to know better power nap time 😛
  • Say I have clicked now at 02.45 PM It shows the perfect sleep cycles to feel fresh when you wake up.
  • As the text color goes from pink to whitish its like giving better result of waking up with freshness.

HAPPYSLEEPINGCYCLES−PowerNappings.[math]HAPPYSLEEPINGCYCLES−PowerNappings.[/math]

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Even if I get 8 hours of sleep, if I wake up at 6:30 am, I feel terrible. If I wake up around 8 am, I feel great. What's going on?

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What should I do to sleep better?

What should I do to sleep better? by @theQSLman

Answer by Andrian Iliopoulos:

It feels ridiculous to me how much people underestimate the importance of sleep nowadays.

I have experimented with sleeping patterns quite extensively and I have come to the following conclusion:

Sleep is the best cure for any problem you might encounter.

I just can’t recall the countless times I have been in the midst of a creative block or I was facing an emotional rollercoaster and decided to stop whatever I was doing, take a good 7-8 hour sleep and the moment I woke up I was ready to face my challenge from a fresh perspective.

What most people fail to understand is that sleep works as a tool to clear the brain’s short memory storage.

In a study conducted at UC Berkeley in 2007, the researchers found that fact-based memories are temporarily stored in the hippocampus before being sent to the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which may have more storage space.

The brain has a limited amount of energy at its disposal, and it appears that it must choose between two different functional states — awake and aware, or asleep and cleaning up. You can think of it like having a house party. You can either entertain the guests, or clean up the house, but you can't really do both at the same time.

There is nothing worst for your brain than underestimating its capacity and processing power. The way you would reboot your computer, when you experience lagging, the same way you should reboot your brain when you see that it fails you.

Needless to say that sleep is in my top 5 activities along with reading, writing, speaking and meditation that have had a huge impact in enhancing my cognitive performance.

In this article I will delve into the science of sleep and share some great insight on what affects our sleeping patterns and also offer concrete advice on how to improve your sleeping practices and elevate your energy levels.

Let’s get started.

Understanding the sleep stages

To be honest, one of the reasons I decided to write this article was because I wanted to finally understand properly what all those weird terms related to sleep stages mean. I was reading here and there about Theta brain waves and Beta sensory moto rhythms and I had no idea what was going on.

Highly influenced by my procrastination when it comes to complicated terms I usually closed the source I was reading and continued my day with something more interesting.

Today however I managed to get serious about these terms and I will try and explain to you what they mean in simple words.

So, when it comes to sleep, the first thing we need to understand is that it is strongly associated with our brain and how it works.

You can think of our brain as a huge network of interconnected cells called neurons. The way neurons communicate with each other is by sending synchronized electrical pulses, which in return produce what we usually refer to as brain waves.

Now, the frequency of each brain wave depends on the activity that is going on inside our brains. We don’t need to get into much detail here, but the following table can give you a good idea of what different frequencies mean for the activity of the brain:

Source: Sleep, Rock Thy Brain

Simply put, the higher the frequency of the brainwave, the higher the activity in our brains.

Now, when it comes to sleep, sleepers pass through five stages: 1, 2, 3, 4 and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.

Each stage is associated with different brain waves and when we successfully pass through all the stages we eventually achieve a sleep cycle, which happens usually within 90 minutes but I will come back to this.

Firstly, let’s explain each stage briefly:

Stage 1: This is a light sleep stage where you drift in and out of sleep and can be awakened easily. During this stage we go through Alpha and Theta brain waves, and have periods of dreaminess, almost like daydreaming, except we are beginning to fall asleep.

Stage 2: The second stage of sleep lasts about 20 minutes. Our brain begins to produce very short periods of rapid, rhythmic brain waves. Body temperature begins dropping and heart rate starts slowing down.

Stage 3: The deep, slow brain waves known as Delta Waves, as explained above, begin to emerge during this stage. It is a transitional period between light sleep and a very deep sleep.

Stage 4: In stage 4, the brain produces delta waves almost exclusively. Stage Four is a deep sleep that lasts for about 30 minutes. Sleepwalking and bed-wetting typically happen at the end of Stage 4 sleep.

Stage 5 – REM: This is where most dreaming occurs. During this stage people experience rapid eye movement and increased brain activity. The frequency increases to around 15-30 Hz, hence generating Beta waves, which are brain waves produced when we are focused in a mental activity. This is probably the reason why the dream feels so real.

Here is a table that explains everything clearly:

Source: Sleep, Rock Thy Brain

According to the research psychcentral has done on the topic:

“Sleep does not progress through all of these stages in sequence, however. Sleep begins in Stage One and progresses into stages 2, 3, and 4. Then, after Stage 4 sleep, Stages 3, then 2 are repeated before going into REM sleep. Once REM is over, we usually return to Stage 2 sleep. Sleep cycles through these stages approximately 4 or 5 times throughout the night.”

Usually 4-5 sleep cycles are enough to get a good night sleep but since each sleep cycle takes around 90 minutes to complete, you need to be careful not to wake up during the deep sleep stage because the wake up will be an awful experience.

I will suggest a great way to prevent that in the hacks below.

The Circadian Rhythm – What dictates our sleep-wake cycle?

If you ask a neuroscientist why do we actually need sleep, most probably you will get a vague answer. Scientists simply don’t know for sure. And that’s because asking this type of question is like asking what is the meaning of life?

Simply put, sleeping is a recovery process essential for our survival.

During the day, brain cells build connections with other parts of the brain as a result of new experiences. During sleep, it seems that important connections are strengthened and unimportant ones are pruned.

Additionally, as I stated at the beginning of the article, sleep is also an opportunity for the brain to be cleared of waste and help you continue your life in a rebooted state.

What is interesting to notice, however, is that our sleep-wake cycle doesn’t really happen on demand, but it is somehow affected by the way we live and our external environment.

This is most commonly referred to as a “circadian rhythm.”

According to Wikipedia:

“A circadian rhythm /sɜrˈkeɪdiən/ is any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.”

Explanation of odd words:

Circadian: Comes from the latin circa, which means around or approximately and diēs, which means day = Around the day.

Endogenous: Built-in, self-sustained.

Entrainable: Capable of being entrained, adjusted.

Simply put, circadian rhythms are regular changes in mental and physical processes that occur in the course of a day.

Circadian rhythms are controlled by a specific part of the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus or SCN or mostly known as “the biological clock.” This is a very sensitive part of the brain that contains about 20,000 neurons and it also regulates melatonin production, which happens in the brain region called Pineal Gland. It is connected to the optic nerve and when light reaches our eye’s photoreceptors, it creates signals that travel across the optic nerve, directly to SCN. Then SCN sends a signal to the Pineal Gland and melatonin production stops. Therefore, light plays such a huge role in how we sleep.

Here is an image that illustrates how a circadian rhythm affects our body:

A combination of light, temperature and melatonin levels is what actually affects our sleep patterns.

10 Sleep Hacks to get the most out of your sleep

Recently I stumbled upon this book called “Night School” by Richard Wiseman who is a very famous British psychologist. “Night School” is based on exciting new research, mass-participation experiments and the world’s largest archive of dream reports.
Dr. Wiseman shares some very interesting hacks in his book that can help you sleep easier and get the most out of your sleep. I will share here most of them along with other important pieces of advice I gathered from different sources and publications.

Check them out:

1. Get rid of electronic devices before bed

Dr. Wiseman mentions that:

“Ten minutes of a smartphone in front of your nose is about the equivalent of an hour long walk in bright daylight. Imagine going for an hour long walk in bright daylight and then thinking, “Now I’ll get some sleep.” It ain’t going to happen. In the middle of the night you wake up and think, “Aw, I’ll just check Twitter, email or Facebook,” and, of course, you’re being flooded with that blue light. You’re not going to be getting back to sleep very easily for the next hour or so.”

Bottom-line, avoid laptops, smartphones and tablets 1h before bed.

2. Use the 90-minute rule

“When you sleep, your brain cycles through different stages, each lasting 90 minutes. You will feel most refreshed when you awake at the end of a 90-minute sleep cycle because you will be closest to your normal waking state,” writes Dr. Wiseman in Night School.

So, starting from when you want to wake up, count back in 90-minute intervals to work out when you should fall asleep.

There is this cool web app called sleepyti.me, which can help you with the calculation. For example, if you want to get up at 7am, try falling asleep at either 11.30pm or 10pm.

Additionally you can use the Sleep Cycle app that monitors the movement of your body while you sleep and can estimate the sleep stage you are in, thus making sure to activate the alarm clock during the time you find yourself at light sleep.

3. Make sure your bed is facing your room door

You will feel most relaxed at night if your bed faces the door of your room and is furthest from it. Why? Because your primitive ancestors were sleeping in caves and could be attacked by wild animals any time. You are evolved to feel safe when you can spot danger early and still have time to run away.

4. Listen to sleep meditation or calming music before bed

Guided meditation can help you enter into sleep and enjoy a deep, restorative sleep. Through guided sleep meditation, your muscles will relax, your breathing will become slow and deep, and your common daily thoughts will be replaced with rich, dreamlike imagery. My favorite app for this purpose is enjoy a moment of calm.

You can also listen to this music, which, according to Dr. Wiseman, is scientifically designed to help you nod off.

5. Sleep in total darkness

As we suggested above, daylight directly inhibits the release of melatonin in your brain. Melatonin is a natural hormone released in your blood when darkness occurs and helps your body feel less alert, thus making sleep more inviting. Therefore, I would strongly recommend reinforcing your room with window blinds or really dark curtains.

Additionally a sleep mask might come handy (here is one I like) and also if you don’t want to wake up to the sounds of the city in the morning, those earplugs can help you eliminate all external noises.

6. Take a bath or shower before bed

According to Wiseman: “Lying in a warm bath artificially raises your body temperature, but when you climb out of the bath this temperature abruptly drops and sends a signal to your body that you are ready for sleep.”

As you can see in the circadian rhythm image above, your body reaches its lowest temperature around 4.30AM. The lowest the body temperature, the easier you sleep.

7. Keep your room in the right temperature

The temperature of your bedroom also affects sleep. Most people sleep best in a slightly cool room (around 65°F or 18°C) with adequate ventilation. A bedroom that is too hot or too cold can interfere with quality sleep.

8. Use melatonin supplements

If your natural melatonin levels are low and you experience trouble reaching deep sleep stage, melatonin supplements can help you improve your sleep cycles and sleep better. In most cases, melatonin supplements are safe in low doses for short-term and long-term use, but be sure to talk with your doctor about taking them.

9. A good evening routine

It is extremely important to get rid of your worries before you go to bed because unpleasant thoughts and anxieties might interfere with your sleep and in some cases also cause nightmares.

Since I started my “30 Challenges | 30 Days | Zero Excuses” project, the evening routine was paramount for the quality of my sleep.

My usual evening routine looks like this:

  • Eat dinner.
  • Celebrate small wins and the completion of my tasks for the day.
  • Write in my journal (releases stress and allows room for self-reflection).
  • Perform self-gratitude.
  • Create a task list for the next day (releases stress and worries).
  • Read for 45mins to 1hour.

I would strongly recommend trying some of those tasks before going to bed especially if you experience sleep deprivation.

10. For Naps. Drink a coffee before a quick nap.

Caffeine usually takes 20 minutes to kick in, which means that you will wake up extra alert.

In Closing

Sleep deprivation is a menace nowadays and I truly believe that raising awareness in this area and understanding the countless benefits of a good night sleep is a great way to tackle the issue and improve the quality of our lives.

Especially if you experience creative blocks, social anxiety and productivity issues, managing to take control of your sleep patterns will result to optimizing your performance levels.
And remember; don’t mess around with the hours of your sleep. 7-8 hours is the minimum amount required. If you need to wake up early just go to bed early.

Focus on improving your time management skills and everything will come naturally. “30 Challenges | 30 Days | Zero Excuses” is a great place to start.

This article was originally posted in www.thequintessentialman.com.

What should I do to sleep better?

Why some people still use Windows laptop when they can afford a MacBook?

Why some people still use Windows laptop when they can afford a MacBook? by @wisnuops

Answer by Wisnu Subekti:

Thank you Aisyah for asking the question. Perhaps before I answer the question, I need to explain the context so people don't blame her for asking such "tiring" question. 🙂

Background story: I bought MacBook Pro a few months ago (using company's money). I used it for about 3 months. That was my first time experience with Mac. I never had it before, so those 3 months was worth it to understand why lots of people love it. However, after 3 months trying to adapt, I decided that MacBook is not for me. I gave it to my co-worker, and now I am using Windows Surface instead. Aisyah was curious about my decision. I told her that I am going to write it on Quora if somebody ask it, hence the question.


So, why did I decide not to use the MacBook? One of the reason is because I can be categorized as "Windows Acute User". I have been using Windows for 20 years. To get the most of Windows to increase my productivity, I've learnt a lot of ways to not using the mouse while working with my Computer. So, I don't have to switch often between keyboard mode and mouse mode.

When I use MacBook, I know that I have to learn a lot with the Mac Keyboard, so I tried. I tried to adapt with this keyboard:

I then quickly realized that lots of my favorite keys on my usual keyboard are missing:

  1. Home
  2. End
  3. PgDn
  4. PgUp
  5. Menu key
  6. PrtScn
  7. Win key
  8. Del (forward delete)

Not a big deal, I thought. I could find the shortcut equivalent for those keys.

  • Home is CMD+left
  • End is CMD+right

Not a big deal.

But that's not all I do with Home and End. When writing in Windows, I also used CTRL+right/CTRL+left to jump on words, and CTRL+home/CTRL+end to jump to the top/end of the document.

  • CTRL+right is ALT+right
  • CTRL+left is ALT+left
  • CTRL+home is CMD+up
  • CTRL+end is CMD+down

Easy. It's just a matter of time to get used to it.

Now, what about PgDn and PgUp?

  • PgDn is Fn+Down
  • PgUp is Fn+Up

That's not so easy to remember because Fn seems to be a bit weird for shortcut. Nevermind, I will get used to it.

Okay… so what about some combination that I used to do with my usual keyboard? For example, Shift+Home/Shift+End to select a line, and Shift+PgDn/Shift+PgUp to select multiple lines/cells?

  • Shift+Home is Shift+CMD+left
  • Shift+End is Shift+CMD+right
  • Shift+PgUp is Shift+Fn+Up
  • Shift+PgDn is Shift+Fn+Down

I started to feel a bit messy with those 3 keys. And then I learned that 3 keys shortcuts like this is common to compensate those 8 keys that missing in Mac Keyboard. What can be done in 1-2 keys in Windows, have to be done with 2-3 keys in Mac. That's a lot to memorize.

ALT Key

I love ALT key in Windows and it's not replaceable by any key in Mac Keyboard. With ALT key, you don't have to memorize everything. If you forget the shortcut, you can simply use the ALT. By pressing ALT, you are moving your cursor to the top menu, and you can use letters to navigate. For example, if I want to perform "save as", I can use "ALT+F+A".

In Mac, I cannot do this. Well, there is CTRL+F2. Memorizing itself is already "painful" (keep googling it until it become automatic, only after a month). And then, I cannot use letters to navigate. I have to use arrows, which is significantly slower. Using mouse is even faster than CTRL+F2 and arrows.

Menu Key

Another way to not memorize is by using menu key. If you don't know where the menu key is, here's the picture:

Menu key is as useful as right click, but you don't have to use a mouse for it. Cool, isn't it? I use menu keys a lot when I am working with Microsoft Excel. For example, when I want to perform "Paste Special", I just press the Menu Key, and then press "s". Also I use it when I misspell something while writing in English. I could simply go to the word, press the menu key, and find the the suggestion words. The only way to do that in Mac is to go to the mouse or touchpad, and then CTRL+click, lame.

Touchpad

After several days working with MacBook, I then realize that Mac is not designed to a keyboard maniac like me. Instead, they want me to use touchpad more often. Mission control, zoom in, zoom out, etc. Well, I tried to adapt with that too. But I failed. I think using touchpad is hurting my productivity. I prefer keyboard. For example, mission control (for switching windows). Mission control looks cool in the demo, but actually it's not an efficient way to navigate between the windows. I prefer using CTRL+Tab for that.

Wait, there is an equivalent of CTRL+Tab in Mac. It is CMD+Tab. It works the same, right? Well, no.

If you have three windows opened, let's say, A B C. CTRL+Tab will give you this:

A –> B –> C –> A –> etc

But CMD+Tab will give you this:

A –> B –> A –> B –> etc

No way you will land on C, unless you are using touchpad or mouse. Sucks.

(Edit: some comments suggesting this is wrong so yes, you can land on C with keyboard. I just tried it with my friend’s Mac and it’s apparently true. Sorry for that mistake. I was relying on my keyboard shortcut notes when writing this answer, because I don’t have the Mac with me anymore. Thanks for pointing this out by the way, and yes, I meant ALT+Tab, not CTRL+Tab. :p)

3 months

As I said before, I used MacBook for 3 months. Those three months are the months when I swear the most. 🙂 But I never regretted it, because now I can understand why some people love Mac. The retina display is cool. Navigation using the touchpad is actually cool too, but not for me.

I have some other "complaints" about MacBook (they don't have a notepad equivalent [no, TextEdit is still too complex], problems with backward compatibility, MacBook is light but the charger is not, can’t create new file on Finder, weird cut-and-paste, etc), but I guess I have already written the major complaints: Mac is not for a keyboard maniac. So, if you are a keyboard maniac like me, or planning to be one, don't use Mac or MacBook.

Why some people still use Windows laptop when they can afford a MacBook?

My boss gave me 30 days (not working days) to learn Python (Data Science). What is the best approach to learn as much as possible?

My boss gave me 30 days (not working days) to learn Python (Data Science). What is the best appr… by Kenneth Goodman

Answer by Kenneth Goodman:

Stanford put out a great Python tutorial with Numpy (Numerical Python/linear algebra library written in C), SciPy (Scientific Python/ Machine Learning library written in C) and MatplotLib (Mathematical Plotting Library), all of these libraries are callable in Python, but are fast because they are running C code under the hood without type checking.

Python Numpy Tutorial

This is a good start, and might take a couple days assuming you know another programming language.

This won’t give you all of the language, but will give you an edge into the field.

This is a more in depth tutorial with good exercises (if the previous one wasn’t enough): Learn Python the Hard Way

You definitely want to get a grasp on Pandas (library to hold data in tabular format with easy functional interactions): Tutorials – pandas 0.15.2 documentation, it also has some stuff on the IPython notebook (IDE in the web, it’s Python’s answer to R, it’s pretty awesome )

Once you are comfortable with everything above, you can move onto a more specific area you/your boss want to focus on.

Some stuff on Neural Nets (deep learning): Hacker's guide to Neural Networks, A Neural Network in 11 lines of Python (Part 1), and Google’s course on Udacity: Deep Learning | Udacity

Some more Data Science style course: 15.071x Course Info | edX . This course is written in R, but you can port of many of the functions, but the course really lays out concepts well.

There is also Machine Learning | Udacity on Udacity, general ML principals.

I know this is a lot, and you DON’T need to do all of it, just pick and choose based on your preference.

My boss gave me 30 days (not working days) to learn Python (Data Science). What is the best approach to learn as much as possible?

How can I earn lots of money?

How can I earn lots of money? by @jamesgcompton

Answer by James Compton:

I made over $50,000 in 5 days with a drone. It’s super easy and takes little time. Most of the people doing what I’m about to tell you are making a killing and are trying their best to keep it secret from others. I’ve been there done that so here’s step by step how to do it. Enjoy 🙂 If you like this idea I’ve got plenty more here.

I'm a hustler. There's no denying that. As such, everything that I write about is stuff that I've actually done. I do not sit back and theorize about whether or not something will work. Most wannabe entrepreneurs sit back and make up excuses why business ideas won't work. The common thread among these wannabes is they never start shit. They leave a trail of excuses and are voted most likely to be career employees.

What follows is a step-by-step guide describing exactly how to make $50,000 in 7 days or less. For me, I did it in about 5 days.

Step 1 – Buy a drone. A Drone with a 4k camera. Nothing less.

Step 2 Buy an IPAD. You’ll need one to use with the drone controller.

Step 3 – File for FAA 333 exemption. There are laws in place. To be clear, the distinction comes down to this: (1) you don't need to have an government exemption if you're simply flying for a hobby, (2) if you're flying to make money, then you need the exemption. **Part 107 is soon coming into effect. But as of right now you can still file Exemption 333 (better IMO).** Let me know if you have questions.

Step 4 – You have a choice here – create a company or not. On one hand you can simply form a DBA under your own name, name it whatever you want, and then head off to the races. However, these drones can cut a person's head off. If you form a DBA under your name and your drone hurts somebody, your house and all your assets are fair game in court. Preferably, form an LLC. This will protect all your personal assets. In the event someone gets hurt, they can only sue for what your company owns.

Step 5 – Create a website or not. It doesn't really matter. What you really need is footage of you flying the drone, showing what you can do. In other words, don't spend any time trying to make a pretty website.

Step 6 – Logo + Biz cards. Obviously, if you're serious about making big money, you need to be professional. Get a nice logo made and get some business cards made. You'll need these for your sales calls.

Step 7 – Practice flying. In the beginning you need to fly your drone everyday. For hours. Do this for about a month until it becomes second nature. After that, you'll be able to fly damn near anything.

Step 8 – Scout out the territory. You're making lists of energy company, power plants, oilfield operations, and windfarm facilities. These are the places that can pay huge money for a quick days work.

Step 9 – Visit all of these facilities. You're not going to get a bite on all of them, and you won't know which places are interested until you go talk to them. When you approach these people, you want to get to a decision maker. You're wasting your time if your giving a 10 minute sales pitch to a secretary or entry level nerd.

(a) Energy companies. I worked for a Fortune 500 energy company. These companies use boilers to produce electricity. Very frequently these boilers go offline and are unable to produce electricity due to malfunctions in the tubes inside the boiler. The “OLD SCHOOL” solution has up until recently (and really still is) to build scaffolding inside these boilers and then have human workers crawl around inside there to look for leaks/issues/what have you. Thus, there are some problems presented (1) insurance issues (obviously), (2) high danger element, considering it’s pitch black inside, (3) as well as the potential risk in case someone were to fall and get hurt. These you can easily charge $15,000 per day. All you do is fly the drone inside of the boiler, take pics, make vids, and that’s it.

(b) Oilfield companies. You can do inspections. The government recently passed a mandate that requires all oil companies to test the air for emissions. Note – if you end up landing a contract with an oil company for this, you're going to need to buy the DJI Matrice and fit it with a flir camera. Email me if you want to know more details. Onward. The best option is flying & inspecting short pipe sections (think 10 miles or less) where you can compete with airplanes.Your pitch here is easy. Charge them half of what they're paying to the airplane guys. Simply say "I'll only charge you guys half of what you're paying the airplane folks". That's it. There's big money here. Think year long contracts, valuing over $100,000.

(c) Windfarms. This is another area where I’ve done inspections. There is some competing technology emerging in the form of high powered, ground-based cameras. If the windfarm is using this technology, you wont’ have any luck. If they aren’t then you can expect a cool $10,000 or more from inspecting the boxes up top as well as the blades.

(d) New Construction projects. This is an alternative to doing inspections. One which can make a serious amount of money just on its own. Look for new construction projects around your city. When you find these places you’ll notice some trailer houses at the project site. This is where the project manager (decision maker) will be. Remember to bring your Ipad so you can show him some pics and videos you’ve made flying your drone. Anyways, these project managers absolutely love to see time lapse photos and videos of their various projects. Traditionally, the project managers have to negotiate with adjacent buildings, in hopes that the adjacent buildings will allow the project manager to rent out space on top of the adjacent building to put a camera (that will take time lapse photos of the construction site). These adjacent buildings charge upwards of $1,000 per month for this.

Your angle is this: you will provide twice a month or once per month service, taking pics for all four corners of the project and will also take an orbiting 360 degree videos twice per month or once per month. Whatever the project manager wants. You can charge $500 or so for this. To be clear, this will be recurring work for however long the project lasts. So if it lasts two years and your doing just one job once per month you’ll easily make ($500 x 24 = $12,000). It will only take you 30 minutes to perform this job. YOUR GOAL IS TO STACK MULTIPLE PROJECTS LIKE THIS TOGETHER. 30 MINUTES = $500.

EDIT – ***Alright, seems like everyone sees how profitable this is. So I’m going to KICK IT UP A NOTCH and show you how to land the oil company and energy contracts. Follow along and pay close attention. Let’s say that you go to an oil company to talk to the Vice President about you flying your drone to inspect some pipeline section. Your there, talking, explaining how long you’ve been doing it, your experience blah blah blah. Understand: at this point, the Vice President could give a shit. He’s heard about drones and all the negativity geared towards them in the news. So it’s your job to educated them. Educate on the exemption, why it’s better to use a machine instead of human lives, how you can do it for half of what the airplanes can do it for etc.

This will get them ripe and warm for the next step.

Now, you’re going to say something like “hey enough talking about this, you want to see it in action”? They always respond with an eager “Heck Yeah!” That’s when you pull your drone out, fly it, and proceed to blow their mind. Hell, hand them the controller and let them fly it. The Vice President will go home that night and tell his family and friends all about it.Didn’t your mom tell you a “picture is worth a THOUSAND WORDS”?

Your job is done. You’ve landed the contract. Rinse and repeat.

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How can I earn lots of money?