This is a guest post from the Editor-in-Chief of Doublelinx! She is a Mom just like you and me. This is some sound advice for all of you! Be sure to check it out! ~Kelli
I stayed at home until my son was old enough to go to full-day Kindergarten – 15 years ago. Just in that short period of time, so much has changed; stay at home moms have so many more options available to them, and all you have to do is log in. You have the internet and social networks – not only do they create convenience and connection, they can also create numerous opportunities. Have you ever looked at a website, a logo, an app on your cell, or a blog post and thought, “I could have done that so much better!” Maybe friends or family have commented on your design skills, your photography, your great blogging skills – perhaps you have a passion that you’re able to indulge in at the end of the day when all the chaos has quieted down – is there a chance that you can take a passion, a hobby, an interest, even a former career, and catapult it into a money maker?
You have the convenience and the connection and we’re offering you the opportunity. If you give your talent and time into creating marketing services, then you just might be able to make some money with Doublelinx.
1. Take the first step – Sign up
The first step towards more income is simple – sign up at doublelinx.com (it’s free ). It takes literally 90 seconds to join, and then you’re halfway there. The next step is the real challenge – planning. Since Doublelinx is an online marketing platform, you’ll need to put on your marketing thinking cap. Why would someone buy from you? What can you offer to a small business? This is where you want to become innovative. Do you write a blog about mothers? Create a review service that caters to businesses looking to promote to your demographic. Do you have a passion for writing? Offer article writing in packs of 5 articles. Have an eye for design? Create package labels! Working with your passion often produces the best results, which will lead to more work. Become innovative.2. Craft your “Plan of Action”
Don’t sell the product, sell yourself! Often buyers become attached to sellers, but usually it’s not just for the product, it’s for the person/company behind the product. Differentiate yourself from other article writers by explaining why your style would be best for your client. People love special touches and outside-the-box reviews and opinion articles. The difference between making one sale and dozens, is based solely on your unique offering.
What makes a good “Plan of Action”?
A good plan/listing includes the following:
– An explanation of how you will solve the problem/issue
– Exactly what the client will receive, how long your service will take, and the price
– Graphics – People love graphics – A nice image within your sales pitch will really make your listing pop. If you’re good in Photoshop or another imaging program, add an image or two. You can really excite your customers by turning your entire sales pitch into a graphic, such as this. Listings with graphics see an 18% increase in sales, over listings without graphics.
3. Deliver early and communicate often
Service providers who deliver early and communicate regularly with their client have a 29% higher chance that the client will return and place another order. Clients require reliability; show them you are trustworthy by delivering work a day before the specified deadline, and communicate with them often to ease their minds.
4. Partner with like-minded people
Do yourself a favor – partner with other moms/bloggers. The best thing you can do for yourself is start small, and expand quickly. If you love writing but hate writing sales pitches, partner with someone who hates writing, but can market their butt off! A popular rule in business is “hire people smarter than you” and that rule applies here as well. If you don’t know how to do something, partner with those who do. Often you’ll find people who are interested in making more money, but don’t have a strategy. Find women with the skill sets you need, and dive in head first – together!
I can recall a Dr. Phil show where the topic was “Moms and Money Conflicts.” In this show, Phil explored the mistakes that Moms make when they think they have the latest, greatest money making schemes. The number 1 mistake: they DREAM. They dream of the money they will make. They dream of early retirement. They dream. Doublelinx will apply your dreams to our cutting-edge online platform and bring REALITY to you: opportunity, extra income, and a sense of fulfillment.
Just follow our steps above and begin the transformation of your dream to a reality.
***Note from Kelli ***
I hope to see you at the Twitter Party Today:
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