Sunday, July 15, 2018

Social Media Branding

Social Media Branding... What is it?

In a previous article, I wrote about managing Social Media as a career. This post builds on that knowledge to give you an extra edge and learn how to brand yourself. Curious to know what Social Media Branding is? Then read on and find out!!!
Social Media Branding is the act of viewing and promoting yourself on Social Media as a reliable and valuable resource. Knowing how to brand yourself is incredibly important, and also why major companies have been able to make their millions or billions of dollars. It can be tricky and difficult to figure out how to do this, but one of my favorite Social Media coaches has created a training to help you get started in this field. I will give you her words, because they're much better than mine!!! This is how she describes this field and how this training course will build you a great foundation to start on:

Social Media Branding Quick Start

by Coach Razz

In this training the topics covered are how to transition from employee to entrepreneur, define who you are, social media principles, how to do a Facebook assessment, a branding formula, how to create your image, how to target the prospect, how to grow your following, and the top 9 marketing terms that create engagement, and the power of headline.

Okay back to me! 

What do you think? Would you like to learn more and get started? I want to help you build an income and learn how to brand yourself...These trainings, both the Social Media Management Quick Start and the branding course work together to give you an even clearer view on how this stuff works. 
A bundled option allows you to save on both if cost is an issue. Cannot wait to get you started on your Social Media Management career!



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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Living a Life of Health and Wellness!

My Journey with Essential Oils
Over the past few months I have been learning about essential oils and how they can support a healthy lifestyle. Living a life eating and drinking and using whatever you want can be easier, but convenience is sacrificed for health and wellness. Throughout my journey through life, I have realized that beginning and maintaining a healthy life is more important than convenience! Short answer is yes they do support healthy vitality and well running body systems. I have started with the premium starter kit that comes with a diffuser, multiple different oils, and a few samples of their different items. I did the math and it's a bit cheaper to just spring for the whole thing. I chose Young Living for a variety of reasons, to include the costs of the kits and the contents. Each oil in the kit was directly useful to me in a lot of areas. Young Living is unique in that it uses a seed to seal guarantee meaning that the oils used are watched from seedlings throughout the entire process. I love that assurance that what I'm putting in my body and into the air are not adulterated in any way. `

I'm not going to bore you with details and compensation, and all the extra stuff since that's not my style. My wish is to show you what these oils do for my family and for our life. I'm not going all into every single oil and what they do, although I will be posting more as my expertise grows. Here I will focus on some of my favorite ones. 

Frankincense

Frankincense is well known in the ancient world as both a religious oil and as an antiseptic. Frankincense is created by using the resin from a tree found native in Somalia. I use this oil when I'm having a bad day, when I need some extra help in my skincare, or as a way to be more productive. You can find a bottle in the deluxe starter kit Young Living offers. This is how I got to try mine and I absolutely love it.

Purification


This is one of my absolute favorites. It's a mix of odor controlling oils that also smell fantastic! I use this almost daily...in fact, my husband is also known to diffuse this when he's home and I'm sleeping. I've awakened to this more than once and it makes me so happy he is benefiting form Essential Oils.

Copaiba

My kids use this one all the time. I have a rather highly active set of kiddos, so I mix this one with a few others when they're just unable to regulate their behavior. It does wonders for concentrating and I'm planning on building on my current mixture to help them even more. Copaiba can be used to help with localize discomfort, and my kids use it as an "anti-itchy." All around fantastic and you can get one in your starter kit when you join.

Lemon 


Delicious smell, wonderful benefits! I use the vitality version in my cooking and baking, the regular version in my kitchen as a deodorizer and pretty smell maker. Lemon oil was a benefit from the Essential Rewards club one month. I also got one as a reward for the type of diffuser I selected in my kit. 

Digize

This is a wonderful vitality oil to add to your spaghetti sauces as it has a wonderful almost Italian smell due to the fennel oil and other oils within its combination! It also smells fantastic and is wonderful for digestive support! I love that it came with the starter kit and that I could get in on Essential Rewards also.

Savvy Minerals

These cosmetics are created with essential oils as a main ingredient without toxic chemicals. I love that I can use them and not worry about causing skin issues and problems that are commonly seen in most other makeup. That's the main benefit..they also make me look fantastic so that's always a huge plus. YoungLiving has a Savvy Minerals Kit you can buy as well that gives you a broad spectrum of the items they offer at a discount.

Kidscents

These are wonderful for your kids. Many of the same oils are here, but at concentrations that can be used without dilution. Helps a lot if you're running low on time and don't have anything prediluted.

Final Thoughts

This is a tiny bit longer than my usual posts, but I got excited talking about them. I'd love to help you get your wholesale membership so you can get much lower prices than for retail. These products have helped me a lot and I want them to help you too. Pretty soon I'll be starting a essential oils 101 course, so you can learn a bit more about what they are and what they do. For now though...have a wonderful rest of your day or night!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Free Money Making Apps and Websites

Do you feel like all the things you're bombarded with to make money on the internet require money? As you may agree, I would rather work towards earning income without spending money, or at least get the income to pay for these paid opportunities without spending money out of my own pocket. Here are a few free money making apps and websites for you to use/take advantage of

Applike:

This Free money making Google Play app rewards you for downloading and playing games with your phone in your spare time. These apps and games are customized to you and your habits, and can include some interesting games and things to help you pass time. Also, they change daily, so all you have to do is wait til the next day if you don't like whatever is available. Simply use the apps you've downloaded through the program and receive rewards in mCoins you can redeem for PayPal credit. That's it!

SurveyCow:

This is a good one. I've received upwards of fifty US dollars with this app. All you do is answer a question that pops up on your screen when you unlock your phone. You receive points every time you answer a question and the points grow pretty quickly. You cash out through Paypal, and your balance must be greater than ten dollars to qualify. Yes it can take a minute to get enough, but the results are better than a lot of the other survey sites I have seen. If you'd like a special bonus, type in DT20XH when prompted and you'll receive a special bonus of extra points. Now, on to a more traditional company and form of earning income, this one by performing tasks for cash.

Amazon Mechanical Turk

This Free opportunity gives you the chance to perform tasks that a computer cannot do, such as outlining parts of a picture, completing surveys, extracting information off websites or shipping receipts, and lots of others. There are so many ways to earn money that you are guaranteed to find something, even if it only pays a tiny amount. Even users with advanced skills are able to find at least something within here if you look hard enough, plus, it's not too difficult to get started. First, click on the link and then select "Find hits now" and follow the steps to get enrolled. Remember that it might take a little time to get qualified enough to get hits that are worth more money, but stick with it. I've paid debt and bought necessities with my income from this. There are several ways to get your earnings. First, you can have it sent to your amazon payments account or you can select a gift card amount. After it has hit your payments account, you are able to either use it for Amazon.com or have it withdrawn to your own personal bank account. Now, I mentioned something interesting about Paypal, so now I'm going to explain what I meant earlier next.


PayPal

Okay all things PayPal. As many of you guys know, PayPal has become an all inclusive payment method, but did you know there's more you can do than just what is offered? Wanna hear an interesting fact about PayPal. Did you know that you can actually exchange between currencies within your PayPal account? I happened to discover this a few months ago when I received my first payments from Applike. They happened to have paid in Euro, which as you know has a varying exchange rate between itself and the U.S. Dollar. This may seem irritating and inconvenient at first, but it just so happens that it can work as a small scale Forex experiment. As many of you know, Forex is the international currency exchange industry that banks on currency ratios constant change to strategically buy and sell at a profit. With PayPal you can do the same thing without paying top dollar for investors or wasting tons of time and possibly money shopping around. You do need to do a bit of outside research and be prepared to possibly lose money, but for spare change and extras you can have a little fun and increase your balance a little...or a lot! The sky's the limit for this one. For example, through Applike I have received around ten dollars approximately in value, but since I'm paid in Euro, and with the currencies exchange rates, my actual amount of PayPal credit can fluctuate and end up earning me more than that over time. This can be a significant positive income as well as a negative one since exchange rates can change pretty rapidly, so don't try this with any money you need for bills. Overall, my "earnings" are around $2.00, since U.S. Dollars are valued less than a Euro and therefore each Euro exchanges to a higher Dollar amount. So you can see that there's really some fun involved, especially if you get lots of payments to your PayPal and can watch your earnings grow!

As a warning, however, please remember that currency exchange rates can change quite quickly and you could easily lose money as well as gain, which means this does take a bit of effort and skill to make it all work. Personally, it's a game, so it does feel like a fun way to possibly make some money. Good luck trading! And may all your currency exchange rates be beneficial to you!


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A Couple Survey Sites I Use Frequently

Going Back to a Previously Written Post

It's been a minute since I've written about survey sites. Usually we hear negative things about survey sites... that they take forever to earn, too long to receive payment, etc, but this is a very good way to build up little bits of income here and there! Not a single method to earn money (legally) isn't a "waste of time". So, without wasting more of your time, here's two I use daily.

Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is a website/survey service that gives its users a couple ways to build income. This site has been around forever and has given me personally multiple ten+ dollar paychecks. What's cool about them is that they have a software similar to Nielson Online Panel, where they reward you for allowing them to anonymously collect information on sites visited as a way to gauge interest with various trends in social media, products, and other important insights. This may sound fishy, but companies pay money for this information as it helps them discover the types of products and services people are wanting. Now, having this installed does not provide personally identifying information, such as name, address, or anything personal that would identify you to their systems. This service provides aggregate information, IE what types of info most people of varying demographics are searching for. Check it out here!

Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars is another one. I've used it for years and have earned over $50 dollars for very infrequent use! I seriously suggest checking it out and signing up for free offers and earning money for checking your email and filling out surveys. There are lots of other benefits/income earning opportunities here too.

Just to let you know:

Just so you know, these are affiliate offers and I may receive a reward for interest/action. Thank you for supporting me! These rewards are used to continue to run my blog and give better opportunities for my family. Your support of this blog is sincerely appreciated!!!


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Money Saving Ideas for the Home

What about the rest of the house? Should you just stop in the kitchen and don't work on anything else? I don't think you should, since there are many different ways you can save a bit here and there on energy costs and even help keep things last longer. Don't worry if you can't get to all of these...even one or two should help you a bit more than you think.

Laundry and Home Savings:


Don't think you have to stop in the kitchen! You can save some more if you consider these options.
Keeping temperature of AC down a couple degrees, blinds closing, blackout curtains, running washer on warm or cool instead of hot, using old bars of soap as a laundry assistant, using dryer sheets as cleaning aids, watering down soaps and shampoos to make them last slightly longer, using food materials as beauty products.

Home Stuff

Okay, heating and cooling your house. If you live in a super hot and humid climate like I do, cooling costs can become incredibly prohibitive. How do you save money while staying cool? What's a good temperature to hold your house at? Should you turn your AC off when you leave the house for an extended period of time? What should you do about the windows and blinds? These are all good questions, and I will tell you some ways to help fix the money expenses caused by these issues.
Washing clothes in cooler water. Washing clothes takes time and electricity, both to heat up the water and to run the machine. At my home, we try to use only cold water unless it's super dirty, hang dry our clothes, and to also hand wash those items that are only minimally dirty to save on water and electricity. Plus, if you live in a hot climate, running the dryer adds heat to the house and makes the air conditioning run longer, which costs money. Hang drying can pull heat out and keep the house slightly cooler than allowing the dryer to run and wasting valuable electricity.

Used Saves Cash

Yes, I know there are dangers to buying certain things from thrift stores, but for a lot of products, you can find things a lot cheaper than at the bigger department stores. With thrift stores you can find things that aren't available anymore and you can help reduce your ecological impact and trash footprint. Keeping old things you don't use anymore also takes up space in your home or storage unit and getting rid of them allows others to buy it and use it for longer.
These are just a few types of ways you can save a little bit here here and there. Hope they work for you.

To Conclude

Saving money takes time and energy. It can be somewhat uncomfortable, but if you want to save cash wherever you, sometimes it's not the most comfortable or coolest way. Small measurable steps build success. These steps you take will begin becoming habits, and will create less waste and protect our planet.




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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New Writing Service and Social Media Advertising Service Available

Announcement!!!

As many of you I am sure know, I run a content writing service and would love to help as many as I can create beautiful content. So, I ask you... Are you working towards a goal but don't know what to say or how to say it? Are you struggling with ideas for your blog posts or informational articles? Would you like to move your business forward? Are you confused about whether or not you're ready to hire a copywriter or what to expect? Well I'd love to dispel some of this confusion and help you create beautiful copy that will build your brand/product/service the best way possible!

To help you out, I have created a monthly plan that will give you access to me and allows you to pick the level of help/creative work you need. 
(Work must be paid before I begin working with you)

Package 1 Basic service: 

$30 USD per month, paid in advance 
One month of *copy editing, creative writing consulting, and tips and tricks to get your work to the level you want it to be. I will help you make your writing soar, and take those rough ideas and create a masterpiece. NOTE: This does not include article creation, copy I create from scratch, or anything that I build for you. However, for those who are concerned their work just isn't quite up to the level it needs to be, this will help build your confidence in yourself.
*Maximum of 5 pieces per month editing.


Package 2 Creative Content Writing Level 1


$50 USD per month, paid in advance.
All of package 1 including 1 blog/article/informational content per month, consultations on Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest ads and posts, and extra revisions on your previously written copy.


Package 3 Creative Content Writing Level 2

$95 USD per month, paid in advance.
All of above, PLUS 2 blog entries/articles/informational content per month, 2-3 Twitter posts per day, 


Social Media Advertising Packages

I have also decided to start advertising packages available! These are very low priced due to my experience level. Once that grows, I'll be increasing prices every so often. Don't miss out!

Twitter:

$5.00 USD:
2-3 Retweets of your content per day,

$10.00 USD
5 Retweets of your content per day, 1 mention of your twitter name.

$20.00 USD
1 Call to follow, 10 retweets per day, 2-3 mentions of your name per day.

Facebook:
$5.00 USD:
2-3 Interactions with your posted products and content

$10.00 USD
5 Interactions with your posted products and content
1 Reshare of your 4 requested contents on my public pages

$20.00 USD
1 Call to follow your personal or business page, 10 interactions with your content,

Instagram and Pinterest:

$25.00 :1 Reshare of your content and comments. Interactions with your previously posted content.
Pinterest: 1-2 Repins of your content.



As my proficiency grows, I will be adding more packages and services, but since I'm building a profile and portfolio, my prices are low and offer lots of value! Please let me know your interest and I'll get you in. Only two spots PER package available, so grab em while you can. I want to help you build your business and radiate confidence in yourself! Each package is available for a month minimum, and I will ask you within two days of your end date if you are willing to continue the services. Payments are due before the start of your month, and I will not be doing automatic payments, so you will need to pay manually per month. I take payment in Paypal, Facebook Pay, and several others, if you see a payment system you like, let me know and I will do my best to accept that as well! I am looking forward to assisting you to soar!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Social Media Management Training

New Courses Available!

Social Media Management, Quick Start Training

For all you ladies interested in social media management but aren't sure how to begin, I have found this wonderful training course that gives you the basics on what to expect with your job duties, how to advertise your services, what acceptable rates to charge, and a ton of fantastic resources to get you started making an income with this opportunity! 
Please note...this price may not stay this low for long. Interest is high and I have no idea how long prices will remain what they are. Don't miss out!
Here's some of the details:

In this program you will learn

  • What a social media manager does.
  • social media setup and auditing
  • Social media strategy, consulting, and advertising
  • How to create and manage content
  • Social media workshops and public speaking
  • How to find resources, what to charge your clients, tools available for you to use, and how to find work
This is a fantastic opportunity for you! Sign up here 
Please remember that all sales are final.






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Social Media Branding

Social Media Branding... What is it? In a previous article, I wrote about managing Social Media as a career. This post builds on that kno...