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

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.

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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

I Choose ME!

68.5% of people are not enjoying their jobs

76% of people are living paycheck to paycheck

68% of people do not have a retirement fund

80% of people have some type of debt

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Recently I was talking to a few friends about saving for our kids college, and I was surprised when they said they hadn’t started yet! The more we chatted, the more I learned that they reason they hadn’t started, was because they couldn’t afford it! The scary thing is, they are not alone!! And it’s not because they spend tons of money on frivolous things, it’s because so many people are living paycheck to paycheck and praying for a raise or promotion!

 

We have to get out of that mindset though of waiting and praying for change! I’m a firm believe in God providing, but I also believe he gave us skills and brains and wants us to use them. Instead of waiting, choose to promote yourself! Choose to invest in yourself. Choose to believe YOU can make it happen.

 

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A few years ago, I did just that! My husband and I were living paycheck to paycheck and with two young kids, I would be spending an arm and leg putting them in daycare so I could return to work. I did something different than most people. I chose ME! I chose to believe I could be successful working from home. I chose to be my own boss. I chose to put my future and my families, in my own hands!!

 

Yes its hard, but I don’t worry about losing my job each day. I don’t feel bad when I have to call out due to a sick kid. I don’t worry about missing out on school activities or milestones with my kids. I choose to believe in myself and that if I want it bad enough, I can make it happen!!!

 

Life is too short to wait for that promotion, choose to promote yourself! Choose to be your own boss. Choose to have a job you love. I choose me!!! Do you???

 

 

Dana