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First Snow at Mt. Baker with some Aerial Photo and Video! Enjoy

Sunday, October 8th I took my custom camper van and drove up to Mt. Baker to take some beautiful photos and video of the changing colors and the first snow of the season on Table Mountain, Mt. Baker and Artist Point. I brought up some snacks and sat in the van and on top of the van for amazing angles and to enjoy and relax with the energy of the mountains around me! Here are a few of my captures from the day!

Finally a Drone Video edit from Washington to California of all of my favorite cinematic Drone shots!

I hope you all enjoy this! I just created my Washington to California Long Cinematic Drone edit. These are some of my favorite shots along the drive from Bellingham Washington to Los Angeles California. Here it is - Enjoy! #MichaelJames #Drone #DJI #DJIPhantom #DJIGlobal #Phantom4 #Phantom4drone #NogginbrandingDroneServices #Washington #California #WashingtontoCalifornia #DroneFootage

Drone Aerial video footage of a Residential Construction project with Sunshine Builders in Los Angeles

So I went out with Sunshine Builders to a Complete Home Remodel project in Woodland hills in Los Angeles valley and shot one of their projects. In this Home and Backyard remodel they installed Solar Panels and Solar System, AC Unit, New Ceilings, New Concrete, Removed Trees, Pavers, Gravel, Wood Chips and Landscape and Hardscape design. Check out the video of the project! Also Check out Sunshine Builders for all of your Los Angeles General Contracting needs! Noggin Branding Drone Services - #Drone #DroneServices #AerialVideo #MichaelJames #NogginBranding #SunshineBuilders #LosAngeles #LosAngelesConstruction #LosAngelesGeneralContractor

Want to Strike Gold online? Here are 23 surefire tactics to help you get to Digital Nomad status!

This is a great quick read and it has some great practical and advanced techniques and ideas to help you be a bit unique and to help you convert better business to your #Website and #SocialMedia noise! 23 tactics to helping you strike/ convert GOLD online!

Business Consulting services for any sized business! Amazing advice and connections!

A big part of me even thinking about starting a business is all the connections I will make and how can I best help them and the people they know. One of the key components to being in my mind successful and how you continue to grow your business is connections. I started a new business called Noggin Consulting that works very closely with the client and we internally analyze all the business operations to best create systems that will change the way you live and do business. Once in place, your life will be less stressful, more fun and definitely more purposeful. In the upcoming days, I plan to create a video explaining the entire Noggin Consulting Business Referral Network. I will also be asking to the world who wants to join and partner with this business and help it get started. We are so close to rolling we first need the help of a few people and we are in business! More info to come but here is a snippet of what we are working to change the way people do business around the wor

Little #California life and enjoying my surroundings!

Little #California life and enjoying my surroundings!

Do you or your business need professional consulting services to truly grow into your potential?

I am starting a new business called Noggin Consulting and we are based in Los Angeles. We provide business & marketing consulting to help scale small businesses. On my website, I describe a little bit more about the business and the unique business model we have created. Click here for more information and if your business wants to partner with us please let me know! Noggin Consulting

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog - # 23 - Free Vs. Paid Local Directories

Are you deciding whether or not to pay for local directories to get more calls, emails and real leads for your business? Which sites would you choose and how do you know they work? I would setup the free profiles as best you can with all of your information and the best possible pictures. If you can get people to give you reviews this will help you look much better once connecting with potential clients. This video should give you some ideas and tricks to getting the best results.

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog # 22 - How to get your new business into local directories

Are you a new business owner and looking to be found in the search engines for the services or products you provide? Do you have a website? Do you have a Facebook Page or a Google+ page? Here are some quick tips and ideas on how to best setup your business online so people can find you and call you in your local market.

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog # 21 - How to live within your means when starting a business!

I see a lot of small business owners get over zealous and spend a lot of their hard earned money on things they should not be buying but rather reinvesting back into their businesses. Here are some ideas and quick tips to keep your eyes open and mind thinking "Do I really need that?"

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog # 20 - Professional and Online Networking Tips!

Are you wondering how you can network better or even where to network? In this vlog I tell you about how to network, tips, techniques and where to look into networking events. I have tried a ton of places and events and have met thousands of people and this is just advice from a 30 year old trying to have some fun and meet some awesome people. If you know of any other events or places to look let me know! Thanks

#SocialMediaTricks #15 How to start an online business! Advice and sites to look into!

I walk you through how I started a clothing business and used a lot of online tools to help it market itself. Starting a business can be a lot of fun but it can also be hard. Plan properly and make sure you have everything in place to get the best results as it takes times to get a business rolling and profitable. Hit me up for more information!

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 19 - Creating and Sharing Social Media Events!

Are you someone or a business who is looking to hold events in person or online? I will show you how to create events, which platforms to look into and how to get the most visibility you can.

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 18 - Marketing Strategy for you or your Business!

Do you want to learn more about your Marketing Strategy for yourself or your Business? Michael James has created this short video series to get the conversation started on many different topics and if you have questions or comments please let me know and we can keep adding ideas and concepts to help you guys out!

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 17 - How to Brand yourself and your Business!

Have you been wondering how to Brand yourself or your Business? Well this video should get you thinking in the right direction. If you have any other questions or comments please let me know.

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 16 - How to Market your Personal Brand

Hey everyone I have been working with Personal and Business Brands for the last 6 years with Noggin Branding - and we have learned a lot through the process of what to look for and what works depending on your industry! Watch the video and let me know your questions or comments!

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 15 - How to Start an Online Business!!!

Hey, everyone, it's Michael James here with another Social Media Trick. Vlog 15 is about how to start an online business as well as how to start a clothing company. For more info go to

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 14 - Getting your Social Media Content out!!!

How do you grow your brand? Expand with quality content on your website and social media. Do you need more help or questions just comment below. For more info go to

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 13 - Google Adwords Help!!!

Google AdWords is a struggle for a lot of small businesses so hopefully, this video helps out a bit! Let me know if you need help or have questions? For more info go to

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 12 - Google Analytics HELP!!!

Need advice or help about Google Analytics then look no further. I have helped 100's of small businesses with their Google Analytics setting up and optimizing to get the best results to understand your website traffic. Use Google Analytics software as it is free and amazing. Michael James from Noggin Branding is here to help if you have questions or comments. For more info go to

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 11 - Youtube Influencers!

Want to learn how to grow your YouTube account? I have some suggestions and tricks! For more info go to

#SocialMediaTricks - Vlog 10 - Twitter and it's many uses!

For more info and questions please let me know! 

#SocialMediaTricks - How to get MORE Likes to your social media accounts!

Hey everyone, I have been working on a new daily vlog where I talk about Tips and Tricks for people and business owners who want to know more about websites, seo and social media marketing. In this video, I talk about how to get more likes on your posts and pages!

#SocialMediatricks - How do you get more social media engagement

In this daily vlog I talk about how to get more social media engagement on your social media accounts. I use Facebook as the example as that is still the account that people want to know how to keep growing their accounts and what it takes to break into more followers. Let me know if you have questions?

#SocialMediaTricks - How to setup a Facebook Business Page

So here is the daily vlog with how to best setup and optimize a Facebook Business Page. This walks you through how to setup a page and how to best create the best opportunity for yourself and business online. I am going to be making a daily vlog with tips and tricks on social media, seo, web design and business and marketing help! Keep checking back for more!

Noggin Branding - Starting to do Daily VLogs and Tips and Tricks for Social Media and much more!

Hey, everyone, I have been busy moving to the Los Angeles area and ended up in Santa Monica/ Westwood area for a bit! I am loving it down here it is so much more fun and beautiful than previously imagined. I am very glad I made the move from Bellingham Washington to here. I am currently still working and building Noggin Branding as well as pitching and growing Noggin Consulting.  So far I am really happy with the connections I have been making and looking to expand it a lot in the coming weeks. What I have decided to do was start creating a Youtube account that talks about Business, Marketing and Consulting to help more people learn how to grow their business and help with the Digital Marketing that so many people are looking to learn and maximize on! Let me know your thoughts! I am going to keep it pretty raw and unedited to just keep producing content to get as many ideas out to help people! Please let me know if you have questions and maybe I will make a speci

Stargazing at the Griffith Observatory and Getty Art Museum in Los Angeles!

My wife and I went up to the Griffith Observatory in Hollywood and Los Angeles area and took a few pictures! What do you think? Have you been to the Observatory or the Getty Museum?

What kind of Data does Google collect and what does it mean for you and your privacy?

This is a great article but I have a feeling that not many people have read it! Take a quick read and see exactly what Google is saving and customizing for you and your online experiences! Contact us at our website for more info or a consultation on how you can protect yourself or set yourself up for success!

Do you need help with Monetizing Instagram? Ever tried ads?

So this week I am working on my personal Instagram account and I am open to talking to anyone for FREE about how to setup, optimize and monetize your instagram account making money and living the life you want to live! Contact me or message me for more info! I would love to help grow some large social media accounts this year in 2017! My Personal Instagram My Website with a lot of Marketing info for you!

Some pictures from our Washington to California trip!

So my wife and I left Bellingham in our Van right after Thanksgiving in Bellingham and then we took the next 3 weeks off and started our journey south in the 1995 Dodge Pop-top camper van with everything we own and a hope and a dream to start new exciting and purposeful lives in Los Angeles California. Here are a few pics to show you what we got to see!