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apps: crowdshare, facebook pages manager, statusbrew, Instagram, pinterest, social media hashtags, snapseed, canva
android tablets or ipad minis for the kids to entertain them while you are doing your social media
multiple social media channels: Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, Linked In, YouTube Channel, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
Crowdshare for suggested content
A video jockey from Fiverr for your vids on YouTube
play cafes nearby
gym membership (some gyms have creche programs)
nearby park with a fence and safe play equipment around it
15 minutes four times per week
So, we are multifaceted wonderkids, and we love what we do, and building empires, saving the day, baking that awesome cake for the babies and planning that road trip, finally delivering on all the promises of a snow fight!
It takes grit, peeps!
Fortunately with the things like social media, you can cut corners.
Ok, so if you have an android, or iOS phone, you need to step one, download the following apps!
Social Media Hashtags.
This little gem means that you can stop having to wrack your brain for endless thumbing of your LCD keyboard, just click a few buttons and then add your #legendaryhashtags to instagram on the fly.
This saintly wonder of a program pushes all your awesome stuff to multiple social media accounts, and measures metrics. I road tested a few, Hootsuite shit me to tears too much, but this delivers ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES and you get a lotta bang for your buck.
Hook up around 8 different social media platforms, and push to them via Status Brew. Easy. Copy and paste your hashtags and stop stressing, you goddess! (or her favourite offsider!)
Instagram can be a bit of a shit, so expectedly somebody will burn down their gateways out of frustration one day, so that you can actually automatically line up 10,000 posts, and it will deliver your posts for #daysatatime
But, Instagram is about life, #contemporaeneously and living on the fly. So snap away in your awesome existence.
Make dud shit pretty. Spotted something cute and haven’t got the pix just right? You need Snapseed. It’ll fix the worst bloody shameful pix. Oh. and Canva, it is awesome for on the spot memes and shares.
Viral Content Via Vid
Video is something altogether requiring more of your time, but justifiably, allocate some of your marketing budget to some legends on Fiverr.com, and get them to make wickedly viral sharing videos for your superb and sublime YouTube channel.
Working The Social Habit Into Your Busy (PRODUCTIVE) Schedule
So, social media should be a habit, and perchance you just simply want to work it around an already crazy busy existence and you have children, what you need to to is to carve out a multitasking arrangement several times per week, where you take the kids to the park and watch them while you push to social media with one hand on the swing, or grab some Android tablets from the supermarket or Geek, give them something to entertain them so they can do their own thing while you work your magick on social media.
The other thing to do, is if you aren’t particularly wanting a hard core workout, and you’re a gym member, jump on that treadmill and push to social media then whenever you go to the gym, and pair your social media habit of 15 minutes 4 or more times a week with your workout pre-resistance training.
Those tips are rocking awesome, and we are in development phase of where there will be bots to program to do it all for you, but honestly, it should be simple enough so you can load it all up, push to social media while you sit down to dinner, and keep the bubs entertained with some novelty for 15 minutes. Park, play cafe, while you’re on the loo if you are really desperate! or while you’re slogging away on the treadmill. Ensure at all times however the kiddies are foremost in your attention.
REMEMBER: have a plan
Before you really get hard core with your social media, it is also good to keep in mind some loose kind of plan like having some content ideas to share, or so forth. Or some kind of theme with your images. These should be market targeted (your fans will love it) and you can get instant content of an app called Crowdshare. Done and dusted 15 minutes a week.
So, I decided to make a test case, after doing a considerable amount of research and putting together a whole lot of information. T-shirt sales are reputed to be quite good in terms of sales volume, the key is to push your brand into as many channels as possible, and creating a viral marketing campaign so people can respond.
T-Shirt Design Platforms Like T-Spring Help Generate Sales Quickly
Teespring, is an online platform where you can upload your design, create a series of products, and generate a campaign with an expected number of sales, and be able to donate a portion to charity. I found the interface on Teespring quite easy to use, however I did find that images had to be a certain resolution, so using an image resizing tool or something similar is quite a good way to ensure that the image is the right resolution.
release a press release to a number of different websites
repeat social media promotion of the tshirt
write a blog article about selling products
cover Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Facebook, Gumtree, Craigslist, Instagram and other social media platforms to create awareness of these tshirts
take note of the baseline awareness of these campaigns
make several videos about the tshirt and their advantages (ideally five videos helps make volume SEO)
Video Campaigns Help Launch Products With Ease
I created a video to initially launch the novelty t-shirt, and I am considering product placement with an influencer, although I did find somewhere that there is a book on how to get a significant amount of followers on social media. I was reading in a magazine recently that a lot of millenials are avoiding social media, and they are engaging more with video traffic. There are various sources of information around the Internet that video is the largest portion of traffic on the Internet, so utilising this to advertise, and to maximise SEO rankings is crucial.
The video didn’t have to be overly fancy, I used a bunch of stock images from Pixabay, and currently I am also pushing photographs to another website in order to generate passive income. I have a few different clients I am working with at the moment, doing SEO campaign development.
Every day has to be planned and executed, and you have to work on marketing your brand every single day. Getting more work is part of the deal as a freelancer. There are various places to get additional work, and job boards that list where you can get freelance work. I look on Pinterest for a lot of places in order to gain work. It is really important to have a portfolio of your work. This showcases what you are capable of, and always ask current clients if they can send you referrals.
Recently I gave away some free video work in order to get some referrals to other people wanting web development, SEO optimisation and social media campaigns. There is still some work in the pipelines. You have to be passionate about what you are doing, and ensure that you create your own marketing and promotional materials, ideally you should be also developing passive income streams, rather than simply driving other people’s SEO, marketing and social media campaigns or writing freelance content.
Videos are available on Fiverr, and these are easily put up and hosted on your own website. They are simply to obtain, and guarantee you will get a lot more traffic to your product, just ensure that you create content, not just simply advertising or infomercials.
Ideas for Making Money with YouTube Videos
I have seen quite a few methods of generating income with YouTube videos. Some content creators simply do vlogging, and this advertises their regular blog, where they may have an Amazon store, or a Shopify or Etsy store. The video blog, and the normal website function as content primers for their audience, helping to explain product and fluff the branding.
YouTube has the opportunity for you to monetize your videos, and receive passive income that way, though the last lot of metrics i checked, you have to generate a LOT of views in order to gain any kind of income, and also you have to repeatedly create content and push promotion to social media.
Other video bloggers have how-to channels; recently I was watching some manifestation and law of attraction videos, these people linked to their online courses and ebooks. Other people were creating videos on how to budget particular meals, and creating a series of a whole week of vegan friendly meals, and then the products that they were using they had bought on Amazon. It is not unlike an old fashioned Tupperware party, where the products were demonstrated, but they were clearly product promotions for their Amazon affiliate stores. They were excellent, because they showed authenticity, the video bloggers really did use these products, and genuinely found solutions in how to use them.
Marketing is About Creating Authentic Content
When you are looking at the psychographics and demographics of your audience, either for yourself, or for the people who you work for, it is absolutely imperative to understand their client base. If you understand what kind of issues they are wanting to solve, or if they are wanting products that make life easier, understand that. The best way to make money is to create solutions. Where I find interesting, and where I am currently experimenting with is funky meme t-shirts because apparently they are quite popular. They don’t quite fulfil a solution, but they make a statement, and create impact. Perhaps they are more about people wanting themselves to stand out as radicals.
T-Shirts are a Popular Sales Item With Consumers
Probably the largest number of one sole item I have in my wardrobe is a whole lot of t-shirts. I love them, I have an addiction for cute t-shirts, and from the research that I have done they are a huge selling item. There are even online courses about how to create t-shirt sales.
The statistics for t-shirt sales on Etsy can be found on various case studies, and people often buy several styles of tees. With this in mind, I am going to be creating a series of the Johnson Tees, featuring similar artwork. Generally super fans want to buy more than one tee, and that can generate a series of income from multiple products.
The advantage of print on demand platforms such as Teespring are that you are not having to create the product yourself, you simply design it and it is put through the manufacturing process where it is printed on special machinery that is able to mass produce. A lot of e-publishing and paperback book platforms also exist for that now. There are so many ways that you can make money on the Internet, and creating a Tshirt Company is an incredible way to earn a lot of income doing something incredibly creative, yet so effortlessly simple.
Marketing Your T-Shirt Through Multiple Channels of Customer Engagement
There are a host of ways that people are now wanting to engage with businesses. Customers are wanting business owners to go live on Facebook, Snapchat is a way to interact with other people, Instagram is becoming a huge platform for business and social media. Influencers on social media are supposed to be the next best thing, and other companies are using bots to interact with their customers. Automated platforms are great, however they lack the creativity of a human touch, and that is still critical. In order to streamline your marketing ensure that your graphics are awesome, and then post across multiple social media channels using a software program such as Status Brew.
Another way to earn money designing t-shirts is to showcase your design on Fiverr, and design T-shirts for other people to promote. There could be a possibility of getting a group of people together who also desire to cross promote. T-shirts are an incredibly fun way to earn a living, and don’t require a lot of technical expertise. If you want a video for promoting your T-shirts, I can do those, just contact me at Almond Digital, or alternatively if you want a website, and SEO optimisation, I can get that organised for you. It is great to create product, it is another thing entirely to “monetise that shit.”
You better be passionate about what you do, because if you’re not, it will fuck with your head. It is probably the only possible addiction that you can get away with because it is apparently politically correct. (what?)
Planning and Goal Setting Come From the Execution of Daily Habits
To stop yourself from burning out and fucking yourself over, you need to execute a general daily plan and set of guidelines.
Try your best to make it simple, painless, effortless and the easiest way to get everything done. You have to just simply keep on working on it.
I did this little meme up for you as a reminder of what to put into every single day.
Remember, work … work … and that rest! is so important.
So, I signed up for Dr Joe Vitale’s Remembering Process course. In it he talks about journalling what you remember being in your future. You have to do the course if you want to keep on progressing towards what can be.
It is indeed a process, and since reading the book, The One Thing, I have settled in my mind that what is the one thing I can do this day in order to progress my life. There are a few things I attend to daily, and it has removed some of the process of procrastination.
There is the principle of do it now, and also when a certain group of clients have work finish off, and projects get completed, it is important to start sourcing other work. Today that is what I have been doing, making applications for work in freelance in a variety of different areas.
I have picked up some freelance writing jobs for copywriting, for feature article writing, and blog marketing. I do a bit of social media promotion, ad marketing and creating digital videos.
I am learning the subtle art of budgeting too!
I worked out what my expenses were, and I think that I have to hit some income targets every week, due to being on the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, I can earn a certain amount of money and it is there to assist my business become viable. I am working towards those income targets, and that is where fishing for clients becomes really essential.
Being an entrepreneur is indeed always a challenge, and there are so many courses going on how to make money. I do sign up and pay for courses from people like Dr Joe Vitale, because his story resonates and is real. He makes a lot of sense, and how he does things is unconventional but it seems to work.
Earning money is really about setting yourself free from your own limitations and understanding your own self-worth. I did some free work for a client today, and she and I have the understanding that we take care of one another when we can.
I also am working now at a second job, doing telephone counselling, and it is actually pretty awesome. Something I really enjoy. The money from the second job goes into savings. So, I fished around for a bunch of clients today, and followed up on some old leads. There will be some work there for it next week, and the budget as it came in, it got allocated for savings, bills and other things like necessities.
I have three children, so I have to budget for their provision as well. This weekend we are celebrating Halloween, and the party budget has been allocated. I have started developing the habit of putting money into various places where it is needed, and I think that it is coming together a lot better. I am sure it will all work out and I am grateful. Grateful for my clients, grateful for working from home, and grateful for having a second source of income in order to build savings, and grateful for things like the remembering course.