How We Are Making Money From Home, For Real No Gimmicks

Make Money From Home

Hey what’s up it’s me Mateo. This is a the first blog post on how my wife and I have been able to make money from home with our laptop and home computer. We wanted to share a brief breakdown¬†of what we do that pays us, who pays us, and how we got started. We will share more details of our day and new job opportunities over the next few weeks.

Traci makes her income from two online companies. She is able to do 99% of her work from her laptop. The other 1.0% of the time is an occasional phone call with the two different companies she works for to check in, go over upcoming projects and sometimes just to catch up!

Job #1 mahalocases.com

Traci handles e-mail customer support.¬†She helps¬†customers with their phone case orders they have made online. The daily job tasks¬†can range from confirming an order number, responding to unhappy customers, placing re-orders, or even explaining why it takes more than two days for an order to get to Kazakhstan. ¬†The job is actual work, with customer service skills, and compassion involved. The great part of the job is she can do it from her laptop wherever and whenever¬†she wants.¬†She does not have a set schedule on when the job needs to be done, as long as it’s done¬†and the inbox is never backed up. It’s typically 15-20¬†hours per week of billable hours.¬†Mahalo Cases treats her well, respects her as a team member and she truly enjoys helping people get their awesome phone cases.

Traci applied for this job via upwork.com She applied for several jobs, had the customer service experience and interviewed well for the position. It started out as a temp position through upwork, but it turned into a direct contract position with Mahalo Cases.

A Positive Customer Experience, Thanks To Traci

Job #2 is SiteJabber For Business

Traci is the community manager. She helps businesses with their customers reviews, and manages the Twitter account for sitejabber4Biz. This job is able to be done 100% via e-mail and through biz.sitejabber.com She helps businesses respond to customer reviews and maintain their online reputation on SiteJabber. SiteJabber is a review site for web based businesses, kinda like Yelp for the web.  Traci typically has be available from 9-12 daily to respond to customer requests and then check the inbox again late in the afternoon for anything that may need immediate concern. This job is about 20-25 hours per week. Traci loves the way they make her feel a part of the team. She enjoys doing this job and is excited about more work from this company in the future.

Traci applied for this job on Angel List. She had the experience with Mahalo Cases, and they gave her a positive recommendation. Traci interviewed for this position and it was about a two week hiring process.

Traci taking a pic from her work station!

beNICEmedia

I make money from a few different jobs. Social Media Management, Small Marketing Projects, Web Design, Fiverr Gigs and Advertising.

Social Media Management

I post themed content, build a targeted¬†audience and engage the businesses community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and LinkedIn. Managing these accounts takes me a few hours a week per business. This is my main source of consistent income. It’s fun to do and¬†I love helping grow their social media brand. Clients pay $150-500 monthly depending on how much they need and what services are included. Services¬†include¬†e-mail marketing campaigns, website updates, blogs or¬†additional advertising with beNICEmedia.

These jobs were created by staying in touch with my previous clients and referral partners from my mortgage business. My first few clients were Realtors, Loan Officers, Title Companies and Appraisers. I currently have people reach out to me on Social Media to find out what we do, and this starts a conversation about Social Media Marketing.

Projects

Another way I make money is doing quick projects for sales people and small businesses. These projects range from creating a Facebook page, setting up an e-mail marketing campaign, or organizing a database. These jobs usually take less than an hour or two to complete. I attracte new clients weekly, and have repeat requests from clients. The price for these services range from $50-300 depending on the time involved and the job completed.

A few of the projects started from referrals of a few of my social media management clients. Once I complete a project for a client I stay in touch with them on Social Media and E-Mail. They usually hire me for additional work or send me a couple referrals.

Love Working With These Clients!

Web Design

I also make money setting up simple web pages and landing pages for sales professionals and small businesses. Most of these are created thru Wix.com. A few of them are hosted on a server by the client or others stay on my free Wix network. I do 2-3 of these a month, with fees varying from $75 to $300 depending on what the client wants and time involved.

Fiverr Money

Fiverr Gigs are another way I earn money online. Fiverr is an online platform where businesses can find¬†quality services at an amazing price. These services¬†include social media requests, viral campaigns, Twitter and Facebook marketing. The gigs start at $5 bucks but my average sale is around $10 per gig. Most gigs take less than 30 minutes to complete. I’m currently doing about 20 Gigs a month.

Positive Reviews Are The Key To More Gigs

Fiverr has a built-in audience of businesses that need help with their marketing. I have received gigs from people searching on Fiverr and seeing my positive reviews. I also share my Gigs on Social Media with the positive reviews included in my posts.

HERE IS A FREE GIG for anything on Fiverr

 Advertising

I also make a little money from advertising. I receive $50-75¬†per month to share or mention a business or product on my social media platforms or websites. These are typically sales professionals or start ups looking for a little Social Media Boost.¬†Google AdSense and Youtube has been earning about $8-9 per month as well, it’s small but grows every month.

As you can read above none of these jobs are get rich schemes or jobs that for no effort you get a paycheck. There are ways to make money online or working from home, but it happens the same way as a traditional job. Start a job search, present your skills in the best way, interview for the position, get hired, show up when required, get the job done and get paid. Instead of working for one company we work for several.

It is possible to¬†work from¬†home, make a living and be happy with what you do. There are thousands of opportunities to use your skills, help yourself and earn money in a more flexible environment if you choose to do so.¬†If working from home or earning a living online is a goal of yours I want to let you know that it’s real. Unfortunately there is not a book to¬†buy or online course that can be purchased¬†and just collect monthly earnings. Making¬†a living online takes¬†effort and hard work.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Would you be interested in a blog about ways to get started on your own? or How to get your first Fiverr gig? or How to stand out when applying for work at home jobs?

Are you earning income with a part time or at home job? I would love to know your story! Leave a comment or send me an e-mail. – Mateo

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Marketing basics for your business

4 marketing pillars

Hi there how is everyone doing? I received an e-mail from a friend of mine the other day who is an Artist. He asked me about getting more visitors to his website and just wanted some quick advice to get his business going. Below is the e-mail I sent him. It helped him, and hopefully it will help you too! I almost forgot check out some of his work HERE

Jared,
Hey there here are a few tips and some tools that I use for my business. There are 4 basic Marketing Tasks that are a must.

Database, Social Media, E-mail, Website/Blog

I’m not sure what you are doing right now for your business so I apologize if you already do some of these things, but if you don’t hopefully this will help.

Database

I use a free site mailchimp.com for my List/Database These are people who know me and may work with me, have worked with me before or have inquired with me in the past. I look for new people to add to my database daily. These are people that may buy from you or tell someone to buy from you. It’s important to stay in touch. If you don’t have a contact list or database start making one now. Add me to your contact list. You can go through your contacts in your e-mail and cell phone¬†and probably come up with a good size contact list. Use your¬†e-mail address book to organize these at first. You can then export them to a CSV format to upload into MailChimp.¬† Mailchimp is free if you have under 2000 contacts. You can use Mailchimp to create e-mail newsletters, campaigns and events to send to these contacts. You can always send a few of these contacts a touch base e-mail first to be sure they want to be on your contact list!

Social Media

You have to be on all of the social media platforms and have a presence. I spend time following others and searching for other people who may be interested in what I do follow them and like some of their stuff and they will follow back. Remember social media is more about being social with others and not selling them anything. Take some time each week to connect with other artists people who have purchased your work before, local galleries. Whoever you think your audience is or other social media accounts that your audience follows. I see that you are selling the Equality Stickers.  Post a couple tweets with pics of the stickers with a link to your website. Then on twitter search for example the #hashtag #lovewins then follow all the accounts that have tweeted this. A big amount of people will follow back and who knows maybe a couple more visits to your site.

“Doing this one time is no guarantee that it will automatically get a bunch of sales, but this is a strategy that you can do when you have time”

E-Mail

Start building a contact/database and send these people an e-mail at least once a month. It could be some new art you created a special, holiday e-mail, or a blog post checking in. It doesn’t have to be spammy it could just be some cool info. Use Mailchimp to send this. It will keep track of who opened, who unsubscribed, and¬†who viewed the e-mails. It’s pretty cool.

Blog on Website

The same e-mail you put together to send to your contact list can be posted as a blog on your website.

Content

It’s cool to post recycled content in my opinion on Social Media. So if you have a few popular posts from a couple months ago. Post them again. Bufferapp helps with this. You can load some post into bufferapp to go out at a later time. You can also post other peoples content, not as your own, but if there is an artist you like or some cool pic that you think others will like share and post some of that stuff to. As a business you want to buy brain cells on social so if your social media profiles are always posting cool shit original, curated, and others then they will check out your profile and see what you do and hopefully go to your website too!
A Cool Viral App www.headtalker.com free to use. Check out it out. Its a cool Social Reach Campaign to get more visitors to your website. Start a campaign and I will help get it supported.

Ok man I think I took up to much of your time. There are so many things that can be done, but these are a few that I focus on. If I can ever help with anything or offer any advice let me know.

Mateo

 

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beNICEmedia would love to help you with your Marketing, and Social Media for your business.  Our company #beNICEmedia can help you gain brand awareness, build an audience, but most importantly new clients for your business. Marketing is changing. Your business has be engaging, networking and interacting where your clients are spending their time. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or whatever their favorite social media platform might be. We would love to help. Your contribution to our campaign will help in so many ways. I started beNICEmedia 6 months ago, with an idea, a dream, and a personal reflection of my strengths and weaknesses. I was a very successful mortgage loan officer for  over 17 years, and I was able to build my business with keeping an up to date, database, e-mail marketing, and a daily social media routine. These daily, weekly, and monthly tasks helped me build a consistent stream of business that earned income to take care of my family. But I was no longer in love with the mortgage business anymore. I was in love with making relationships, social media, and helping others. During my mortgage career my competitors were spending thousands of dollars on events, print ads, mail outs, TV, and Radio advertising looking for that next wave of business. There is a better way. I decided why not offer what I learned marketing my mortgage business as a service to other sales professionals and small businesses. So beNICEmedia was born. I have been very fortunate to work with several businesses on a monthly basis, and in a consulting role over the past several months.  What I have noticed is a lot of us are conditioned to do the same thing that worked years ago or what the person or business before us has done. The cost for Marketing via traditional mediums we thought worked no longer do, along with cost associated with it. Social Media Marketing, Database, and E-mail is the cheapest and biggest return for your dollar. beNICEmedia wants to help businesses change the way they attract, and keep customers. Social Media provides a direct daily connection with potential clients, but just like any relationship it takes time to build that trust. beNICEmedia provides that time needed to small business owners. By contributing to our campaign, you will help share the impact of social media networking, grow your business along with helping beNICEmedia continue to grow and expand. Let’s #beNICE to each other.