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Ten Tips for New Resource Investors by Bill Powers

Mining Stock Education

Bill Powers shares ten tips for new resource investors. These points of advice are what Bill has recently shared in conversations with investors brand new to the resource sector. Most of the points are cautionary and serve to warn new resource investors against incurring large losses via mining stocks.0:00 Introduction0:42 Have a multi-cycle outlook for your success2:26 Don’t speculate with the rent money3:15 Assess management’s incentives5:55 Clearly articulate three reasons why you are investing in the stock and the timeframe needed to determine success8:53 Clearly articulate three things that are most likely to go wrong9:53 Decide what information sources you find useful, yet always still verify the information12:24 Learn how the odds are stacked against you14:14 Keep yourself inspired16:36 Continually be educating yourself18:11 Don’t confuse a bull market with brains20:13 “There Might Be Gold” song produced by an MSE listenerFollow Bill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningStockEduWarren Irwin Interviews mentioned: https://youtu.be/iovp5nDy5yk https://youtu.be/uDqxhinP138Jamie Keech 2019 VRIC presentation:https://youtu.be/QPO9N8CpX1Y Robert Stevens’ “Mineral Exploration and Mining Essentials”: https://www.miningessentials.com/For Marin Katusa’s “Resource Market Millionaire” just type Marin’s name and book title in a search engine and a pdf should come up. But the pdf book might be hidden behind an email wall in which you give your email to download the book.Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

24mins

22 Mar 2021

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Untold Told Radio: Bill Powers - Design and Development Outdoor, Self-contained, Battery Operated, Covert Surveillance Cameras

UNTOLD RADIO AM

William specializes in the design and development outdoor, self-contained, battery operated, covert surveillance cameras and live streaming video systems. These systems are designed for long-term use to monitor remote sites without power or wired Internet. He has over 35 years’ experience in electronic and software design and specializes in the design of wireless covert unattended video surveillance systems and sensor detection technology.William has worked with many local, state, and federal agencies to design custom covert camera systems for remote surveillance applications. These agencies include but are not limited to the US Border Patrol, Homeland Security, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (AFT), US Military, National Parks Service, and many State and Local Police Agencies. William has also worked with the following wildlife agencies: Wildlife Federation (WWF), Animal Planet, The Discovery Channel, and National Geographic. In 2017 our cameras were used in the first live wildlife production titled "Earth Live" by NatGeo hosted by Jane Lynch and Phil Keoghan.William founded PixController, Inc. in 2003 designing motion-activated outdoor/remote camera system products and sold the company to CSE Corporation in 2017. PixController, Inc. was started with the idea "how to capturing wildlife photos/movies" using unattended cameras with a line of multi-purpose motion-based controller products for animal scouting and wildlife research.Today this type of technology is ever present in hunting stores and catalogs selling inexpensive "digital trail cameras", but at that time the only commercial systems available were 35mm based, and were very expensive. At that time this type of technology was out of the reach of most consumers to purchase.At the close of first year in business, with several thousand controller boards in the field worldwide, PixController attracted the attention of a local hunting distributor, Penn's Woods Products. In 2002 PixController, Inc. designed a digital trail camera for Penn's Woods Products called the "Digital-Scout". This camera was sold through large distributors such as Cabela's. Later in 2004 PixController, Inc. developed the Video-Scout, a Sony camcorder trail camera for Penn's Woods Products which was also sold by Cabela's.PixController turned its sights on being the first company to release a wireless cellular transmitted digital trail camera, the CellularEye™. The CellularEye™ incorporated a custom designed set of electronics that captured photo and email it to the user upon motion detection.PixController, Inc. will release another first, the DVREye™, which will be the first "Digital Video Recorder" game camera on the market. This video recording unit features a unique full color by day footage and stealth IR footage at night recording mode. The DVREye camera system captured the two largest wildlife discoveries ever. In 2007 our video system enabled researchers from WWF-Malaysia to capture the first ever Sumatran Rhino on video. Then in 2008 researchers from WWF-Indonesia capered a rare Javan Rhino on video. Both discoveries made international news and were broadcast on all of the major US television networks. PixController, Inc. also designed custom remote HD camera controllers which enabled Dave Sirak, news operations manager WFTV Television of Orlando, FL to capture the first ever NASA Space Shuttle launches in HD. The NASA HD camera project was nominated for an Emmy for "Technical Achievement" in 2008. PixController camera system has also been featured in the History Channels hit series MonsterQuest.On October of 2009 PixController, Inc. was contacted by TV producers Ping Pong Productions from LA about being involved with a new series for Animal Planet. This would involve an on-camera role and require us to travel to several of the filming locations. In June of 2010 the series was approved by Animal Planet, and William flew to Prince of Whales Island in Alaska for two weeks to film the pilot episode of the new series "Finding Bigfoot". Powers setup some 30 cameras be brought along which included the Raptor Cellular system, DVREye video system, and DigitalEye still photo system. In February of 2011 Animal Planet approved a 6-part series. Powers flew to the first two locations in NC and GA for filming. The PixController cameras were used to search for evidence of Bigfoot in the series.PixController, Inc. began developing wildlife webcam technologies and began streaming their first wildlife webcam in 2004. In 2007 this webcam was selected by EarthCam as a winner of the 2007 “25 Most Interesting Webcam” award. However, in 2010 PixController, Inc. was contacted by Doug Hajicek, producer of the “MonsterQuest” series with a project lead by Dr. Lynn Rogers from the North American Bear Center in Ely, MN to help design a camera system for live streaming a black bear den.For the first time ever the entire world will have access to a streaming live webcam feed from inside the den of a wild hibernating female black bear named Lily. Located near Ely, MN, PixController, Inc. set up a streaming camera system inside the black bear den and a pan-tilt-zoom camera outside the den. The system streams the audio and video feed via an Internet connection for all to see.On January 25, 2010 Lily gave birth to a female cub named Hope with over 50,000 people viewing the birth live. Dr Lynn Rogers, who is known as the "Bearwalker of the Northwoods," has known Lily since she was born in January 2007. Dr Rogers, who monitored every moment of Lily's 21-hour labor with colleague Sue Mansfield, said: "We were seeing stuff we've never seen before. It was like she was having some contractions that were out of control." The story was featured twice on the popular NBC Today morning show and was published in newspapers all over the world.Then in 2014 PixController, Inc. received the Audubon Society James H. Hardie Award for outstanding environmental stewardship. The almost 3.4 million views of a webcam trained on the bald eagle nest in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood netted PixController, Inc. an environmental award from the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. The video camera captured the successful hatching, raising and fledging of three eaglets this summer to a rapt audience of watchers from schoolchildren to senior citizen centers. “Honoring PixController was an obvious choice for us this year,” said Jim Bonner, executive director of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. “The webcam was responsible for more people watching nature in the region than anything else this year,” Bonner said.In 2017 William formed PixCam, an educational non-profit, for the sole purpose of using his webcam technologies to connect people with nature. PixCams live streams a large variety of wildlife webcams used as educational tools by teachers and enjoyed by many casual observers.Finally, in 2019 William co-founded PIOTech, Inc. and co-developed a hardware based live streaming encoder product called the EZ Streamer. The EZ Streamer is the first hardware encoder product designed for the purpose of using standard commercial IP cameras to stream to services such as YouTube or Facebook Live. Currently all of the PixCams webcams used the EZ Streamer product. ShareShare on Facebook TweetTweet on Twitter Pin itPin on Pinterest

2hr

14 Jan 2021

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Energy Analyst Bill Powers Shares Outlook on Oil, LNG, Uranium, Gold and USD

Mining Stock Education

Energy analyst Bill Powers shares his outlook on oil, LNG, uranium, gold and USD in this interview. He also shares several energy sector and gold stocks that he likes. Bill is an independent analyst and private investor. He is the former editor of the Powers Energy Investor, the Canadian Energy Viewpoint and the US Energy Investor. Bill has published investment research on the oil and gas industry since 2002.0:00 Introduction1:34 Oil market commentary2:51 U.S. and Canadian shale oil industry4:09 Oil demand5:05 Increasing energy input to produce a barrel of oil6:27 Peak oil?9:41 USD outlook12:40 LNG outlook14:45 Trump Administration and oil and LNG markets17:24 Uranium outlook19:00 Energy sector investing ideas 21:26 Gold stocks Bill likesFollow Bill on Twitter: https://twitter.com/billpowers1970Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in and/or be compensated by some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.

31mins

29 May 2020

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Episode 6: 250+ Properties and 1% Vacancy in Lake County with Bill Powers

Straight Up Chicago Investor

Have you considered investing in Lake County? Or minimizing vacancies with a 3yr rent-to-own lease? Our guest today, Bill Powers, has successfully done both of these actions to scale his business to 250+ rent to own properties in the last ten years. Listen to Bill lay out his strategies on how to find the perfect asset, screen each tenant, and assist tenants with lending programs, thus enabling him to keep his occupancy at 99%! Not to mention, Bill's short term rental listings were in hot water due to COVID-19; but Bill found a solution to quickly pivot and set himself up for success. If you find Bill helpful, reach out to him, hit the subscribe button and share us with a friend! ----------------- Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Bill Powers of RTO Property "The Golden Rules:" https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Rules-Finding-World-Class-Excellence/dp/125005950X Retire Rich: https://www.amazon.com/Retire-Rich-Rentals-Ongoing-Forever-ebook/dp/B00P9KVE42 Landlord Assistance: https://www.securepayone.com/   Local Financing Options: First bank of highland park - https://www.firstbankhp.com/ Northside community bank - https://www.nscombank.com/ Northshore trust and savings - https://www.northshoretrust.com/ Lake County Property Investors Association: http://www.lcpia.org/ ----------------- Guest intro. 3:00   Guest Questions How is your business different today vs when you first started. 4:40 How do you go about making rent to own part of your business? 6:35 Is there a type of SFH you’re looking to purchase? 8:10 What are some things you look for when screening tenants for rent to own? 9:00 What does the Waukegan investment market look like? 9:50 Are there pockets of Waukegan that you prefer over others, what do they look like? 11:50 What are the types of buildings you’re looking at in lake bluff?13:30 What are some rules of thumb when you’re estimating rehab costs and values? 15:00 Are you ever looking to get outside of Lake County? 18:15 What made you get into the Airbnb and STR market? 19:25 Tell us about the Lake County Property Investor association. 21:57 What did you take from your previous career that benefitted your RE career? 23:10   Wrap up questions What advice would you give someone from out of state? 24:15 What is your competitive advantage? 25:30 Do you have a local referral for someone in the area? 26:40 What do you do for fun? 27:25 Can you name a good self development tool you’ve used? 27:45 How can people find you and reach out to you? 28:50 Thanks for listening! If you found this episode useful, leave us a comment and hit that like button, it helps us out tremendously! ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2020.

29mins

29 May 2020

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Bill Powers On Raising $500 Million To Improve Your Driving Behavior

DealMakers

Bill Powers is the co-founder and CEO of Cambridge Mobile Telematics which develops DriveWell, a complete telematics, and behavioral analytics solution to improve safety. The company has raised over $500 million from top tier investors like Softbank Vision Fund.

31mins

19 May 2020

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#8 Bill Powers went from 0 to over 225 rent to own properties in the last 10 years, here is how he did it

Living Off Rentals

If you’d like to give the rent to own business a try but don’t know where to start, you will find today’s episode massively valuable. Our incredible guest has done something truly impressive: he accumulated 250 rental properties in just a few years. In today’s episode, he shared how he made it all happen. Bill Powers is serial entrepreneur, real estate developer, and educator. He is also the president and founder of RTO Property. His real estate development ventures have enabled him to build a $40 million portfolio for himself and other investors that he works with. He has also flipped over 60 single family homes in just 5 years. In this episode, discover how Bill grew his rent to own business—from running his 3-member team to the tactics they used to significantly reduce property taxes, you’ll learn it all here! Key Takeaways How he built his rental portfolio Differences between standard rental property and rent to own Pros and cons of shifting from standard rental property to rent to own How his 3-member team works What he recommends to those who are looking for a good rent to own deal Tactic they use to reduce property taxes Their average property tax savings What he’d do differently to speed up his success if he had to start all over again How he transitioned from rent to own to Airbnb Upsides and downsides of running an Airbnb business His fears about Airbnb His ultimate business goal How people can get in touch with him Links Living Off Rentals YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRpWXe2mWqBm5vvbO2R2AdA?view_as=subscriber RTO Property - https://rtoproperty.com CPAH (Community Partners for Affordable Housing) - https://cpahousing.org BiggerPockets - https://www.biggerpockets.com LCPIA (Lake County Property Investors Association) - http://lcpia.org Secure Pay One - https://www.securepayone.com The 2% Rule - https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/2013-04-14-the-2-percent-rule Airbnb - https://www.airbnb.com

33mins

8 Apr 2020

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Bill Powers - Transition Point for Metals and Miners? #4199

Financial Survival Network

We connected with Bill Powers of MiningStockEducation.com. He's guardedly optimistic about precious metals and the miners. While it appears that the sector is still in a down market, recently encouraging signs have emerged. Relative strength in PM prices along with fundamental changes taking place in the industry could make 2019 a great year for investors and miners alike.

24mins

21 Jan 2019

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Bill Powers - Viral Podcasting Really Worked #39

Viral Podcasting

Bill Powers started his Mining Stock Education Podcast 2 years ago. He read Viral Podcasting and has implemented many of the strategies. He's now profitable and is still building the company. He's been getting great guests and widespread distribution and the clients are starting to jump on board. He's joined a growing group of people that actually earn a respectable income from their work. He shares with us his journey and his vision for the future. It's all up from here.

20mins

27 Jun 2018

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Bill Powers - Viral Podcasting Really Worked #39

Viral Podcasting

Bill Powers started his Mining Stock Education Podcast 2 years ago. He read Viral Podcasting and has implemented many of the strategies. He's now profitable and is still building the company. He's been getting great guests and widespread distribution and the clients are starting to jump on board. He's joined a growing group of people that actually earn a respectable income from their work. He shares with us his journey and his vision for the future. It's all up from here.

20mins

27 Jun 2018

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IES Radio #83: Real Estate Rockstar Bill Powers on Rent to Own Portfolio Building into the Millions!

The Investor Empowerment Series Radio Show

PART 1 of the REAL ESTATE ROCKSTAR SERIES will feature BILL POWERS of RTO Properties. Bill Powers is a Lake County, IL based investor and also on the Executive Board of the Lake County Property Investors Association. -225 Rental Properties in his Portfolio -40 Fix and Flips Completed -9 Flips CURRENTLY in Process -7 Rentals CURRENTLY in Process -Rent to Own Strategies -Managing Contractors and Costs -Finding Opportunities in this market Bill is a REAL ESTATE ROCKSTAR who's FAN-CLUB you need to JOIN RIGHT AWAY if you want to HEAR more about bringing your Real Estate Investment Business to the NEXT LEVEL in 2018!!! Hear Bill Powers on the following Podcasts: http://investorempowermentradio.libsyn.com/ies28-bill-powers#l4rPVLkgyguOqUwX.03 https://www.biggerpockets.com/renewsblog/2016/07/28/bp-podcast-185-rent-to-own-increase-cash-flow-maximize-equity-bill-powers/

1hr 9mins

11 Apr 2018

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