Step Up Your Selfie Game

As you scroll through social media, you see tons of great content. You hear about your friends day, you catch up on news articles, and even find a delicious recipe. But you also get to learn more about a business your friend might be starting! The problem is, people are having a harder time promoting their businesses unless they are willing to pay big bucks. Pictures that feature their business or their products aren’t shown to very many people, and that can be very discouraging! But there is a way around it…..use your personal pictures!

According to social media algorithms, pictures of yourself and your family will get more views, likes and comments. Stock photos from a company that are being shared by tons of people, get fewer views. Social Media sites deem those stock photos as spammy so they don’t show them to as many people, and of course the fewer people who see them, the fewer likes and comments you get. Skip using those stock photos and instead create your own amazing photos!

Today we have some tips and examples from a few women who take amazing selfies, and are able to use their personal pictures as the way to market their business!

 

12141661_10153920252026091_663243028191776793_nMeet Stephanie! This beautiful lady is a Purple Status Presenter with Younique and has a very successful business she has built online! Stephanie uses her own personal photos to advertise her products and to show customers all the different options they have! Instead of using a generic product picture, she takes the time to demonstrate the products and show what they look like on!

 

12688334_10154134078826091_5954986885425608430_nMost people would put a picture up on social media of a stock photo of eye shadow from the company, but not Stephanie! She puts the colors on herself, and showed the product in her picture at the same time!!! This is an amazing way to advertise as she shows the products actually work and they great results you can get from them! As you can tell, Stephanie takes the time to learn the best way to apply her products and tests each of them out so she can personally share the results! Using social media to market yourself and your products is great tool, but you still have to put in the work which is why Stephanie is so successful!

Tips From Stephanie: “A good selfie is important as they are the first impression people will get on you! A bad selfie can be a deal breaker!! LOL!! Good lighting, angles, and a clean background are also important for a good selfie!! And your shirt!!! It matters!! You don’t have to wear pants, but a nice top is must”

Visit Stephanie and learn how to work with her on her website!

 

 

 

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Meet Crystal! This gorgeous lady is the owner of Train Dirty Fitness and a MASTER of social media! She actually teaches classes on how to have social media success which I highly recommend! Crystal has been successful thanks to her social media expertise for over 12 years! She has built a huge brand with over 200,000 followers on multiple social media platforms.

Obviously she knows her stuff!

Tips from Crystal: “Always have your camera at arms length and slightly raised so it causes you to look up and at an angle. Your lighting needs to be good and to the back of the camera. Keep your tongue inside your mouth! (odd I know but I see a lot of tongues haha), and take more than you think you need because only 1 will be usable. Be yourself and let your personality shine!”

 

 

12745797_582212355262943_1458568375774258076_nNotice how Crystal is wearing her brand, but not talking about it. That’s a great way to promote your brand easily by having it in the picture and using your picture to talk about something totally different!

For more tips from Crystal, visit her on her website and ask her about her Revive Academy to learn how to rock social media!

 

 

 

A few more tips from me:

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  1. Take your photo outside if you can, natural light is the best lighting!
  2. Have a neutral background. No toys, clothes, or toilet paper rolls. Those are distracting!
  3. Keep your accessories and clothing simple….unless you are advertising your jewelry!
  4. Be presentable! If you are looking for people to work with you, you don’t want to look like a hot mess! (even though most of us Moms are a hot mess on a daily basis, its nice to look professional when we show up for “work”)
  5. Be true to you! I love coffee, fitness, and the outdoors so many times my pictures show me outside enjoying coffee in my fitness clothes!

 

A good selfie can help your bring in more business partners, customers, and amazing job opportunities! Take the time to treat your business like a business and be presentable when sharing photos on social media! I promise your business will benefit!

 

Special thanks to the amazing Molly Ritterbeck of Miss Molly for the title of this blog!

Dana

Monday Musings

“I must break the routines and become a person who becomes productive every Monday. I must break the mindset of unhappiness and turn myself into a happy magnet for Mondays.” Leggy Saul

 

I love Monday!!! It’s the start to a brand new week, a fresh slate, and it gets me back on a schedule. Which I love. I’m a schedule person through and through! I also love it as its time to feature a new Mom Boss and I truly love hearing about all the amazing women out there who are rocking the business world and raising families! This weeks Mom Boss is my beautiful friend Stephanie Mize. She owns a very successful business, and is a wife and Mother! Check out her amazing story!

 

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“When I started with Monat, I wasn’t looking for a business opportunity, I was just looking for great hair! I’m married with two small children and work 50-60 hours per week in corporate America, so I literally had no time for anything extra. But, God had bigger plans for me! After using Monat products just a few short weeks, people started asking me what I was doing differently to my hair, and I thought, this stuff sells itself! I slowly started sharing our naturally based haircare with everyone with a head and my business exploded. Everyone has a story about their hair, whether they love it or hate it, and people pay crazy amounts of money for hair products that don’t deliver on their promises. But, let me tell you, Monat does deliver and the results are literally hair changing! I’ve come to realize that great haircare is about so much more than vanity. I’ve been able to help people with hair loss due to stress, chemo, alopecia and more. Monat products have literally changed their lives!

Taking a chance on Monat has not only changed others lives, but it’s also changing my families future! Being in the gas and oil industry, I had to take a 25% pay cut in 2015 and Monat more than made up for the loss of income. This year, I am faced with another 25% pay cut and Monat is giving me the ability to remain financially stable and provide income for my family. Not only has Monat given me the ability for financial stability, it’s allowing me to help others do the same. To realize dreams they never knew they had. I have people on my team paying off large amounts of debt, buying new cars, taking vacations they’ve always dreamed of, putting their children through private school, and even becoming stay at home moms with their children, while still having the ability to contribute to their families finances.

I always say, the products are hair changing and the business is life changing, but the people are the BEST part. I get to work with a team of motivated, passionate and inspiring people each and every day. People that truly want to see me succeed and who cheer me on every step of the way. We have a team across the US and Canada full of men and women changing lives and we love to help others do the same. Monat is all about helping others to succeed! Monat’s Founder and Chairman, Luis Urdaneta states, “To be truly successful, you need to invest in the success of those around you” and I couldn’t agree more. I wholeheartedly believe that I will find true success when I help others to achieve success.

So, what is Monat? Monat is a brand new, Miami-based social selling company that is taking the industry by storm. We’re the only company in the direct sells industry focusing on naturally based hair products. We’re changing lives every day by helping people experience more of what they need, and looking and feeling great while doing it. Healthy hair is the new sexy, so if you’re curious to see what all the commotion is about, I would love to share more information with you!”

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Contact Stephanie by her Facebook Business Page: https://www.facebook.com/monatnatural/ or Website: http://natural.mymonat.com/

 

Want to be next weeks Mom Boss? Send me an email at workfromhomemommas@gmail.com

 

Coming up this week on the blog…..87 Calorie Peanut Butter Chocolate Muffins! These are so good you have to hide them from your kids! Or just make triple, because double is not enough!

And- how to pick the perfect work from home job!

 

Have a blessed week!!!!

Dana

25 Companies That Have Work From Home Positions

When it comes to working at home, the same thing does not work for everyone. Some people prefer to be their own boss and set their own hours, while other people prefer to be told what to do and when to work. You have to find what works for you! Customer service jobs are a great option for those people who need a boss. The hours are set and the pay is set. This is a great option if you need a set income each week.

25 customer service jobs

For these type of jobs, you do need a quite space to work in with no interruptions and can expect to be on the phone most the day. This is perfect for Mom’s who no longer have kids home during the day. This is a list of 25 different companies that will hire you to work from home. Click the name to contact them directly to apply!

 

 

 

ACD Direct

 

Alorica

 

American Support

 

Apple

 

Apptical

 

Aspire Lifestyle

 

Arise

 

American Express

 

Asurion

 

Convergys

 

Call Center QA

 

Century Link

 

Dell

 

Direct Interactions

 

Enterprise

 

Expert Planet

 

Great Virtual Works

 

Hilton Worldwide

 

Home Shopping Network

 

Live Ops

 

Nordstroms

 

Sitel

 

Sedgwick

 

Talk 2 Rep

 

Uhaul

 

USA Contact Point

 

Ver a fast

 

Working Solutions

 

1-800 Flowers

 

Looking to be your own boss and have flexible working hours? Make sure to check out our Work From Home Directory!

 

 

 

 

Dana

Skinny Nachos

My husband is a big fan of Mexican food, but not many of those recipes are healthy. Plus with me having to go gluten free last year its been even more of a struggle finding recipes we both enjoy. And we all know I would much rather save my calories for a brownie after dinner (I’m all about dessert!!!). So the hunt began for a recipe we both liked that wasn’t high in calories and the kids would eat too. It took a few tries but this is the one we love!

 

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1 Lb Lean Ground Turkey

1 Can Black Beans

Corn Chips (or any type of chips you like)

1-2 Cups Mexican Cheese (I use 2%)

1 Cup Corn

2 Cans Rotel Tomatoes (You can use 1 but I love tomatoes so do 2)

 

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Saute your ground turkey and add spices or seasoning you like. I put taco seasoning on mine. While it cooks, put foil on a baking sheet and cover with your chips. I do one thin layer of chips and make them overlap. Next rinse the black beans and sprinkle half of them over the chips. Next add the corn and half of the rotel tomatoes. When the turkey is done, drain it and then spread over your chips. Top with cheese. You can do light cheese here, or more, its totally up to you. On the top I add more rotel tomatoes and more beans. You could also add onions and black olives if you like! Cook for approximately 10 minutes or until the cheese is all melted. Serve with salsa, guacamole or light sour cream! Enjoy!!

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Dana

Monday Musings

its_mondayHappy Monday!!! I have to say I’m so excited for this Monday. The past two weeks have been crazy in my house with company, illness, and a serious family scare. I feel Monday is the perfect day to restart and have a fabulous week! And my oldest is off school all week so I’m excited to spend time with him. It’s crazy how much you miss those wild ones once they start school haha.

 

Plus a week with him means a week away from his school germs. Since he started in October, he has been sick every other week! Not fun especially since he passes it on to his sister and brother and then to me! I’m planning to start using essential oils to try and keep everyone healthier as I’m so tired of the sick germs haha. If you have some good tips on using essential oils to improve immune systems in kids, feel free to comment below or email me with them! I’ll be happy to feature you if they work! As long as it’s safe and healthy, I’m game to try ANYTHING at this point for a healthier home!

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So if you noticed, the page was down most the month of January due to the company I was hosting with having issues. I’m excited to say I found a new host provider and they have been a joy to work with and such a HUGE help! I’m behind on a lot thanks to that, but plan to play catch up over the next few weeks! I tried three recipes off Pinterest last week and they were all huge fails. Don’t you hate when that happens?!?! But the good news is that means I have more new things to try this week to share with everyone haha.

 

This week’s Mom Boss is someone very dear to me. She is head of a non-profit organization, a Master Trainer for Train Dirty Fitness, a Mom to the most wonderful little girl, and the owner of Fit Mom Glam Life! Meet Stephanie Powell!!!!! Read her amazing story below!

 

1620525_10154084817996091_3695717556594518647_n“2 years ago I didn’t realize how badly my family needed the Younique opportunity. I thought that life was supposed to be a constant struggle, with little time to do what we really enjoyed. It wasn’t until I committed myself to change that I realized we needed this time freedom more than anything. I love that my paycheck can’t increase until I am helping others, but once I help others, the possibilities are limitless!”

Want to learn more about Stephanie? Go follow her on facebook or visit her website. You will love chatting with her!

Facebook: Fit Mom Diaries

Website: Fit Mom Glam Life

 

Want to me the next Mom Boss? Send me an email about how your job has changed your life!

workfromhomemommas@gmail.com

 

Coming up next week….Jobs that are ALWAYS hiring! This list will help those people looking for a set income job with set hours! And for those looking for a job with flexible hours, I have one for you too! “Can I Find A Job With Flexible Hours?” this will include the scams to watch for, the legitimate jobs you can find, and the many questions people have about these types of jobs. Tune in this week, and make sure you subscribe to the page and our newsletter so you never miss out!

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Next month is the 3rd Birthday of Work From Home Mom’s on Facebook! I’ll be doing special deals and giveaways all month long! If you would like to be a sponsor is one of the giveaways, send me an email at workfromhomemommas@gmail.com Make sure you follow the page so you don’t miss the awesome deals!

 

Have a blessed day everyone!

Dana