How To Create A Free Challenge That Will Grow Your Followers And Make You Money

So, you’re stuck trying to think of a shiny new marketing tactic to get more folks acquainted with your product or service.

You’ve tried a bunch of things — you’ve recorded podcast episodes, you’ve made Instagram reels, you’ve even dabbled in making a few TikToks.

And now, you’re thinking, “What else can I do that will grab people’s attention?”

Enter: The free challenge.

This is a really fun way to grow your audience organically and give them a taste of the kind of transformation they can experience through your offer. (And because it’s free, people will be more willing to sign up.)

Your goal is twofold: 1) to funnel as many people as possible into your actual offer and turn them into paying customers. 2) to provide so much value out of the challenge that they want more where that came from.

Here are the top 3 tips for creating a memorable challenge that folks will be flocking to sign up for.

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7 Steps To Get Your Business To Run More Efficiently

As you shift your professional mindset from crafting, to side hustle, to small business, to being an outsourcing company, you will learn that you will need to do things more efficiently.

Nothing happens overnight when building your dream. And that’s actually a good thing. As you go through important steps you understand what works and what doesn’t.

Here are 7 steps to consider when you want to achieve desired results.

Article By Aura Bea Carter

How To Make Money As An Influencer: Win Big In The Creator Economy

Want to make money online? It’s no secret that influencer marketing has become a massive industry, thanks to people like the Kardashians. But these days, glitzy digital influencers are out. Creators are in. Equipped with a lot more gravitas, this new generation of creators is working to create a more positive internet culture. The New Yorker explained it best in a recent essay on the topic: “’Creator’ is a term with a more wholesome air, conjuring an Internet in which we are all artisanal blacksmiths plying our digital craft.”

According to experts, there are more than 50 million content creators out there, working in the digital space and making money online—through photography, writing, video, podcasting and more—and all contributing to the new creator economy. One of the architects in the space is Gigi Robinson, a 23-year-old Gen Z digital nomad who is helping redefine this new digital world from the inside out. When Robinson was 11, she was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, forcing her to give up her passion for competitive swimming and find a new hobby: photography.

Robinson has translated that passion into a bonafide online money-making business. She is the founder of It’s Gigi, a creative media company focused on making ethical and intentional content for brands like Best Buy and Spotify, where she hosts a GenZ live audio show on Spotify Greenroom called “Everything You Need Is Within.” In addition, she has grown a healthy social media audience on Tiktok and Instagram, where she shares tips on mental health, chronic illness, body image and more. She also regularly lectures on social media literacy and branding to global companies (Meta, Reuters Pharma, Yahoo, Her Campus) and universities (UCLA, USC, UMass, FIT, Baruch).

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4 Ways To Promote Your Affiliate Links Now

Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn income without starting a business of your own. Everything is pretty much done for you, all you have to do is share the product with your network.

After signing up with a company and becoming a partner you are provided with a personal link that keeps track of the sales made using it. If you are someone who has multiple affiliate links it’s good to create a Word document for easy retrieval. Your link can be shared anywhere and here are some places and directions on how to do just that.

1. Share On Your Blog

If you are a blogger sharing your links on your personal website is a great way to boost traffic and earn cash. An easy way to do this is by posting a product that will be interesting to your readers. In other words, post affiliates that have to do with your blogs primary topics or niche. If you don’t have a physical item to take your own photos use the photos provided in your affiliate portal or from that company’s website. Tell your readers about a personal story in reference to the item, how it helped you and how they too can benefit from it. If you don’t have a personal story that you would like to share take the information from the original website and make it more detailed and post it as a blog.

2. Social Media

Now on every social media site you are able to add a link to your bio and this is a great way to promote your affiliates. If you have multiple products use a bio link tool that allows you to show them all in one place. Some social media platforms do require that your page be a business account to use the website in bio option. It’s a simple conversation in the settings that only takes a few seconds to change.

Share your affiliate links in Facebook groups and directly on your page to drive traffic to the website you are promoting for. Sound excited about the product as if it is your own. The more proud you are to be working for (or with) a business it shows and makes people trust you more. You can share a text only post with your affiliate link to the item or you can share an image with a caption and your direct affiliate link to buy.

3. Friends And Family

Let the people you know aware that you’re now a partner with this great company and ask them could they share it with someone who could use it. By doing this people tend to actually think about if they know of someone who could use the product. Typically when you ask friends and family to support you by ordering it rarely happens for most people. Plus you don’t want then to be your buying audience because they will not be returning customers.

4. Product Reviews & Tutorials

If it’s a product that you strongly believe in create a video (or blog) on what you thought of it or how to use it. When people see that you have actually tried a product it makes the item more believable that it is worth investing in and purchasing.

Summary: Affiliate marketing isn’t hard at all, in fact it’s one of the most profitable ways to make an income without a regular job. Most affiliates send out emails with suggestions on how to promote their products, READ THEM. If you are having doubts or lacking confidence email them your concerns so that they can go over your methods and guide you.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

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How To Make Money With Social Media: Ranked By Platform

If you haven’t noticed there is a war of the social media worlds happening right now. The goal of every platform is to gain as many users as possible and have their app be the first that the user checks when they wake up in the morning.

Most people do this already, but what they don’t realize is that these programs are designed to keep you coming back for more.

Social Media Is Included In Our Lifestyles

It used to be where people would say that they only used social media to keep up with family, friends from high school, or work colleagues.

That is no longer the case. Today, social media is also used for entertainment, therapy, news, and business. And, much more.

Content creators have made a name for themselves through social media. The amount of wealth that has been generated over the last 10 years from social media has been phenomenal.

Millionaires have been made by individuals who learned to maximize and monetize Instagram and Facebook in particular.

It’s not just people with large followings who learned how to make money from social media. Regular people who have had a post go viral have edited their caption and then added their personal website links, or cash handles. Sellers groups have been formed where individuals can promote themselves, and let’s not forget the many marketplace social apps that have been created.

There are many ways to make money with social media. But how? Continue reading and you will learn which social media sites are the best for monetization.

The following social media apps have been listed by the most profitable:

Instagram

Instagram is at the top of the list because in recent months the platform has collaborated with seller sites such as Etsy and Big Cartel. They, and others, can be integrated to where a shop button can appear directly on the users page.

If you don’t have a store but you own a website, simply add your link in your bio to drive traffic to your site.

With Instagram’s Direct Messaging feature it allows viewers to contact you directly if they see an item on your page that they are interested in.

Sellers Tips:

  • Include a CTA (Call To Action) in your caption when you post. (Examples: “Click the link in my bio to shop,” or “DM me for rates.”)
  • Take quality product photos and modeling photos.
  • Create separate business and personal profiles. Instagram allows you to be signed into up to six accounts at once.
  • Pay for ads with your most popular products first.

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Facebook

Facebook is unique when it comes to making money in many different ways. On your personal profile you can freely post your products as much, or as little as you want. This tactic works for some, and for others it may come off as spam.

To avoid being blocked or deleted by your friends, there are other ways to promote your products and services on Facebook.

Create a Facebook page. As with Instagram, Facebook allows you to directly link your shop (and website) to your Facebook business page.

Keep in mind, if you create a page you will have to promote it yourself mainly or pay for Facebook Ads.

Facebook groups can be great if you know how to use them correctly. Join groups that are specific to your niche (examples: blogging, fitness, travel, crypto, self publishing, finance, or crafting), as well as join entrepreneurship business groups that allow anyone to participate.

Group Tip: Follow the sellers rules of the groups you are in. Learn which days are for promotions, and if they don’t allow any advertising. Some groups are strictly for providing information, which can still help you succeed in other areas of the website/app.

TikTok

Earn with the TikTok Creator Fund. The platform knows that creators are constantly finding innovative new ways of creative expression and they want to reward it’s top users.

What is TikTok Creator Fund?

TikTok Creator Fund rewards creators for doing what they do best — making incredible TikTok videos. It’s TikTok’s way of celebrating and supporting creators for their dedication, ingenuity, and spirit.

Who is eligible?

To participate in TikTok Creator Fund, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. Users must be 18 years or older, be a legal resident of one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, or the territories and possessions, of the United States, meet a minimum following threshold of 10K authentic followers, have accrued at least 100K authentic video views in the last 30 days, and post original videos in line with our Community Guidelines.

Another way to make money on TikTok is to request donations for your live streams. Turn on Live Gifting while live streaming and get paid instantly.

If you have a personal brand be sure to add your website link in your bio and make content mentioning it so viewers know where to shop for the item they just liked.

Twitter

Sell Virtual Tickets

Ticketed Spaces is a way to support creators on Twitter for their time and effort in hosting, speaking, and moderating the public conversation. Creators can earn a share of revenue from tickets purchased from Twitter to attend the creators’ Ticketed Spaces.

Get Paid By Your Followers Through Super Follows

Creating Super Follows content is for anyone who brings their unique perspectives and personalities to Twitter to drive the public conversation, including activists, journalists, musicians, content curators, writers, gamers, astrology enthusiasts, skincare and beauty experts, comedians, fantasy sports experts, and more. Everyday their Tweets, Spaces, Direct Messages, photos and videos resonate with their audience and create vibrant conversations on Twitter. 

Through Super Follows, people can set a monthly subscription of $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 a month to monetize bonus, “behind-the-scenes” content for their most engaged followers on Twitter. And followers get extra special access to their unfiltered thoughts, early previews and subscriber-only conversations from their favorite accounts.

Earn With Tip Jar

Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter. You’ll know an account’s Tip Jar is enabled if you see a Tip Jar icon next to the Follow button on their profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled.

To setup the service on your profile select whichever payment service or platform you prefer and you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app where you can show your support in the amount you choose. The services you can add today include Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo.

Pinterest

When posting your pin add the link to your products or services in the description. This will drive traffic to your ecommerce site.

Many people think that you have to have a website or blog in order to be successful with affiliate marketing. Use Pinterest to share your affiliate links and get paid.

Learn a new skill from Pintrest, then monetize it by sharing it there.

Tip: Use the stunning app Canva to create eye-catching pins.

Photo by Tracy Le Blanc

3 Ways To Earn Money On Any Social Media Platform:

  • Sponsored Content Posts – When you have a large following companies and brands will pay you to post on your page. Consider contacting businesses in your local area as well as nationwide brands to see if they are interested.
  • Paid Ads – Each of the platforms mentioned in this article allow you to advertise your posts through them. Make sure that the post you promote can be converted to cash.
  • Share Your Cash Handle (CashApp, Paypal) In Posts – You never know who is looking to donate to you.

Article By K. Crystal Carter

K. Crystal Carter is originally from Oakland, California, where she was employed in banking for 7.5 years and a cannabis grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings for 6 years. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.


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