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!

Please note this article may have affiliate links that provide a commission for me. I don't promote or advertise for anything I don't personally love.

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 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.


This is one of my absolute favorites. It's a mix of odor controlling oils that also smell fantastic! I use this almost 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.


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.


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. 


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.


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


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!


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 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.


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


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!


$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.

$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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Monday, June 11, 2018

Personal Update and Fantastic Finds Boutique introduction!

It's been way too long since I've posted anything! My apologies! Life has gotten in the way a little plus I began my own entrepreneurship adventure! I am selling handmade items, skincare/bath product, and a delicious tea line that I have been working on branding and creating. I also got two little babies that are absolutely adorable AND annoying (what babies aren't at least some of the time) and started an adventure into essential oils! So, here's a bit more about everything:
Introducing Fantastic Finds Boutique!

Fantastic Finds is a boutique designed to give you beautiful and functional products at a discount. We search products to find the most useful products in colors and designs that show off your specific taste or ideas. We sell jewelry, home decor items, kitchen items, and tea ware. That's not all though. Recently, we have decided to create our own line of bath products and face masks and a delicious tea selection. There are black teas and green teas and quite a few herbal blends. I have a lot of trouble trying to stay away from my stock since it's so fantastic! My loss is your gain, however, because you can get your own sample sets and/or bulk sized teas! My tea selection is not listed, so you would have to email OR check out our Facebook page to buy through messenger. Eventually we'll get everything listed, but for now I don't want you missing out! Here's what we have at this moment!

Available Teas for Purchase
Delicious Asian style tea with wonderful flavor. Available for immediate shipping in bulk 1 pound size. Only one available.

Another one of my favorites, with smokey black tea and orange with different spices. Reminds me of orange spice tea with a twist! Available in bulk sizes with a pre-order

A delicious twist on sencha and dragonwell tea! Good for days you need a strong flavor but don't want to make something complicated. Available in 2ish ounce tins and in bulk with a pre-order.

If you want a party in your mouth and adore coconut, then this might be for you! Deliciousness incarnate! This one is one of my favorites and I could drink it ALL DAY! Available in bulk or smaller with a pre order.

Lavender is well known as an herb that promotes calm and relaxation, so drinking this delicious blend is fantastic for relaxing after a really stressful day. Available in bulk with a pre-order.

Tastes like a mint explosion! Mint is well known as a digestive aid for stomach troubles, so this could be fantastic for that late afternoon discomfort! Bulk size available with a pre-order.

This delicious tea is available in 1.75 ounce tins and tastes like a blissful day! Only 2 left, so ordering now will ensure you have a chance to try it out.

Pumpkin spice fans unite! This tea is a delightful twist on the "pumpkin spice" craze and is packed with flavor! Hello Fall in a cup! Available for shipping or pick up immediately in one pound bulk size.

These teas are just a sampling of what's available! I am very excited about this opportunity and am hoping to learn as much as I can about the process so that I can aid you in your own entrepreneur adventure. As I am the owner of both blog and store, I will receive financial benefit from links in this post, but I felt that it was important to share my own stories with you. Transparency is important to me, so here I am. I am going to leave the rest to your own exploration as I don't want to write a book about everything, so I will cut this short here and share more in the next couple days. Good luck and happy saving!

Saturday, March 3, 2018, is it a scam? Survey Sites that WORK

Microworkers: Scam or No: YES IT IS A SCAM

Here's my take:

So I might have mentioned something about as a good place to earn money. After testing it and waiting for longer than necessary for any form of payout, I have determined that no, it does NOT pay out as expected and is a waste of time. I earned the minimum to pay out and requested a pin to be mailed to me (this is a requirement according to their rules), only to never receive it. I am rather disappointed as it seemed like a rather easy way to earn some extra income.

I am still waiting for a confirmation, but it's been months with no payments, so I'm going to make the conclusion that it is not something you can use to make money. Quite depressing if you ask me, especially since the list of tasks are super easy and very helpful and useful. Oh goes on!

So what does work?

Well, since Microworkers didn't work, I do have a list of places that DO work, and have already been verified. Since most mamas don't have time to read multiple posts for the information, I'm rewriting it here so that you can grab it quickly and get to working.  Here's my current list of online opportunities that you can use to make money. I'm just glad I went through and tested before I promoted it as something that worked.

Survey Sites/Work Online Sites:

Survey Savvy
Survey Cow (type in DT20XH for a special bonus for both of us)
Surveys on the Go
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Inbox Dollars
I have already listed their attributes in other posts, so a simple list is best. These are all sites I have received multiple payments from. SurveyCow just sent me $10 to my paypal yesterday and I've made close to a hundred with Amazon Mechanical Turk. I'm at $15 til I can cash out with Inbox Dollars, so yes these are verified.

Heres My Parting Thought:

I hope these help you get to where you want to go. They don't pay millions a year, but there are benefits to using them. I have paid bills and had extra to buy pizza while using these various sites, so don't think you won't make anything. Here's hoping you can get just a bit more in your pocket and can grow into better living standards OR even put some money in the bank! Both are very noble goals if you ask me. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Kindness, Condemnation, Judgment, and Suffering

Lately while perusing social media pretty extensively, I've noticed an extreme lack of understanding and more than enough condemnation and judgment. It's rather unfortunate, and shows a lack of care for our fellow humans and is something I believe needs to be changed. How to change it? Choose to always be considerate of others... Be there for the friend who calls and says she's lonely...check up on your friends you KNOW are depressed and make sure they've taken care of themselves lately. DO NOT write incendiary condemning posts about people you consider "different". Who knows what they've gone through and why they react the way they are. Be KIND. I wrote a little something here that expands a little on what I'm saying.

This is my pledge for this of those "New Years Resolutions" if you want to call it that. I choose to every day make it a point to be kind to those who according to the world "don't deserve it". The outcasts...the socially unaccepted...the bullied...the "different." and the ones who desperately are crying out to be noticed or accepted. I will focus on retweeting kindness and compassion on my Twitter and also insist on treating those I come in contact with in the kindest way possible.

I know this is a short post, but I believe it is worth talking about. Part of being a successful mommy and person is learning how to be a good influence in the world...Teaching your children to be kind is crucial to their development, as they will take over the world once we are gone. Don't you want your children to be positive contributors to the world? To be the ones who say, you belong and I don't care if you're different, you're important and your voice matters. I believe this is one of our most important duties as parents of children...We are teaching them how to live in this hideous messed up world and how to help change it.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Stay tuned for a new post sometime this weekend

It has been way too long since I've shared anything, so I will be working on something this weekend in between watching the Olympics. This is a favorite of mine, but ya'll are important too, so I'll be working my hardest on something that is useful and helpful. I hope everything is going well for all my readers!
Necessity dictates that I be short and sweet at the moment! More to come this weekend!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

One Pot Chicken Dumplings Soup

Have you ever looked at your pantry and couldn't figure out what to make? I did that today, and I found a few things and made something pretty delicious! Here's what I had and here's what I used.

One Pot Chicken and Dumplings


  1. 1 Can of Chicken and dumplings (I used Sweet Sue's)
  2. 1 Can Mixed vegetables (I used Great Value's Mixed Vegetables, but you can use any brand you want or that you have in your pantry)
  3. 1/2 a bag of frozen broccoli (I used the rest of a bag of Great Value Frozen broccoli I'd used earlier in the week)
  4. Salt and pepper (I used Himalayan Pink salt and fresh ground pepper in a grinder)


  1. Heat up a skillet or saucepan and add all ingredients. 
  2. Cook for about ten minutes or til hot and ingredients are cooked through.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you wish.
  4. Serve hot.
Makes about two and a half servings. My kids ate the entire pot in one meal. To stretch it out a little more, you can add more cans of whatever vegetables you'd like or another bag or two of frozen vegetable. The joy about this recipe is you can add whatever vegetables you want and enjoy a variety of different flavor combinations.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Writer's Corner Entry #1

Welcome to the Writer's Corner!
Today I want to remind you that when you're writing a blog post or pretty much anything, one thing you need to remember is that when you are speaking in "present tense" (meaning happening right now), you need to make sure that it stays the same through the entire paper or post. This makes your writing so much better and allows you to look and sound more credible. If you have noticed that this post is written in present tense, then good for you!
So, if you are talking about something that happened in the past, try to use that form.
What's the difference between to and too? Here's a sentence that may help you..."I went TO the shop TO get food TOO. Too means if you have also done something, you've done it too. Yes I am sorry it is confusing!
What are problems you have had when trying to translate what you are saying into English?

Thursday, January 4, 2018

So, as a side business, idea, however you wanna call it, I got involved in trading within the cryptocurrency market. This isn't necessarily a cryptocurrency platform and it's not my goal to switch completely to trading information here, so I wrote an entry on my other blog. You can find it here. I will be writing and posting more on there once I get my information in an organized form and I'm not thinking all over the place, which I struggle with. I will let you know when a new post is available so you can check it out for yourself!

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...