How to Make Money As a Social Media Manager

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How to make money as a social media manager

How to Make Money As a Social Media Manager

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What is a Social Media Manager or Consultant

A Social Media Manager (or Consultant) is essentially the “voice” of the brand. This voice is normally predetermined by the client or business owner in partnership with a brand consultant or online business manager.

Social Media Managers are responsible for:

  • keeping a company’s online social media platforms current and growing
  • understanding and implementing the company’s brand voice through social media offerings. These include graphic creation, posts, copy writing, social advertising, customer service, and content marketing.
  • providing analytics or proof of what’s working in social media

How to Learn the Social Media Manager Trade

Learning how to become a social media manager can depend upon your starting point. If you love social media and have an aptitude for writing and perhaps some graphic skills, you have the potential to generate real income as a social media manager demanding views from themarketingheaven.com.

However, these are really starting skills. In order to really grow as a social media manager and earn the kind of income necessary to move from side-hustle to full-time freelancer, it is beneficial to consider a certification. This is especially true if you’ve had no previous experience as a social media manager on any social platform.

I continually update my certifications in order to generate income and to date the certification with the best return on investment was Social Media Manager School.

I was already working and earning money as a social media consultant, but Social Media Manager School provided me with several missing pieces. Including:

  • Designing my business on a solid foundation
  • Video tutorials with all of the current information on all the major social media platforms
  • Community with other social media managers
  • strategy for growing my own business
  • how to develop a custom strategy for each client

What to Expect Your First 12 Months as a Social Media Manager

  1. Expect to Network – You’re going to spend a lot of time making new friends.
  2. Expect to Make Mistakes – It’ll happen! Correct your errors and move on.
  3. Know Making an Income Takes Time – How much time depends on you, but there’s no such thing as an overnight success.

How to Hire a Social Media Manager

If you’re listening to this podcast and find yourself in need of a Social Media Manager or copywriter, feel free to email me at gina@ginaglenn.com.

 

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If the idea of becoming a social media manager isn’t a fit for you, take a listen to How to Choose the Right Work at Home Opportunity for You

Homeschooling During Crisis | Kendra Fletcher

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Mommy Jammies Night with Kendra Fletcher – Homeschooling During Crisis (Replay)

Could you continue homeschooling during crisis? Just about every possible nightmare that could happen to a couple, happened to Kendra and Andy Fletcher. In this audio, Kendra shares her story as well as hope, that “God’s got this!” HomeschoolinginCrisisHandout_KendraFletcher from Kendra.

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Kendra Fletcher on UHRN

Kendra is co-host of Homeschooling IRL with her husband, Fletch – please visit their show page on this network

Homeschooling IRL

More About Kendra & Her Family

Kendra Fletcher is a mother of 8, speaker, author, and podcaster. She is the author of Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace, and Leaving Legalism, and she regularly writes for Key Life Ministries. The Fletchers reside in California, where they play in the Pacific Ocean as often as possible.

 

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The Work Life Homeschool Balance Myth

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This Mommy Jammies Podcast is sponsored by exSTEMsions {exSTEMsions, grows mathematicians, critical thinkers, and problem solvers through an online subscription based problem solving math program} for kids ages 10 and up. Co-owned and developed by two teachers turned homeschooling moms working to balance their own version of life, homeschool, and work. Visit exSTEMsions for a free trial today.

Which brings us to the topic of today’s podcast: The Work, Life, Homeschool Balance Myth.  {If you’re listening online, scroll to the bottom of the post to find the audio player. }

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The Myth of Balance

Balance. What is it anyway? You might be surprised (I know I was) to learn that balance has to do with an equality of passions. As Webster’s 1828 tells us, “As balance signifies equal weight, or equality, it is by custom used for the weight or sum necessary to make two unequal weights or sums equal; that which is necessary to bring them to a balance or equipoise. ”

And now we know why balance is a myth.

There is no way we can ascribe equality to the moving pieces of our lives, especially when we are talking about our children. Why do moms agonize over going back to work, taking time for themselves, or even taking a weekend away with their spouse. I think it’s because as moms, we are always balancing the needs of our family against every other need.

So, you guessed it — there’s always a certain amount of imbalance.

This also means that the other things vying for importance, will become “most important” at certain times and not at others. The struggle is real! And it’s OKAY.

Tips to Keep Things Moving

So, what’s a girl to do? Well, first let’s keep things moving. This means evaluating our priorities. ( Listen to the previous podcasts, Developing a Wholehearted Business Mindset or Recovering from Burnout).

Once we have our priorities outlined, they deserve the attention that systems and processes in your business along with a doable schedule at home can provide.

Some ideas to outline your priorities in this way include:

 

Eyes on the Prize

In the end, it’s helpful to keep our eyes on the prize. Why are we trying to do all.the.things anyway? What’s our goal? Why do we want a business, ministry, or work at home career?

If by your providing additional income to your family helps you to stay home with your children, and that’s one of your goals, remind yourself of that very thing.

This helps you count all the chaos as blessing.

The truth is, yes, we are sometimes checking our phones with kids in tow while dropping our oldest off at Japanese lessons. But, we’re doing this in the middle of the day, around our own schedules, accommodating the needs of our family. That freedom is priceless.

And learning to, not balance anything, but give priority to the things that we’re called to do, is a beautiful thing.

Action Step:

This week, make a list of all of the reasons you are thankful for the chaos that is working at home.

 

Bible Verses to Help You Gain “Balance”-

Matthew 6:33-34 // But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Proverbs 11:2 // A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Philippians 4:8 // Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Isaiah 41:13  // For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Colossians 3:17  // And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

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How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

How to Build Your Business While Building Each Other Up

Our tongues are mighty enough to inflict wounds or build one another up. How often do we stop and think about the power we have to build up our business through our speech? Tune into Mommy Jammies Podcast as Gina talks about keeping our conversation holy.


Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful;  Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth.” 1 Peter 3: 10-11

Embrace Life

In our last two podcasts, we’ve taken a look at setting our priorities on the right course, those aligned with our values. Let’s talk a little today about how to build your business while building each other up.

Community

When Jesus came to Earth he created a community – a community of the Redeemed. God Himself is a community in the form of the Trinity!

It’s hard wired in each one of us to desire community with one another. It’s one of the ways we can truly embrace life – by reaching out to others! While sin separated us in the Fall, and we still don’t love one another perfectly, Jesus wants us to experience it. Though we experience God’s saving grace individually, we can be transformed (sanctified) within a community. This community isn’t just the church or our family, but also our business relationships.

Indeed, our businesses can require a good portion of our attention and can be a primary way the Lord sanctifies us, desiring that we would in fact- embrace life.

See the Day Fill up with Good

That brings me to seeing the day fill up with good. Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go right? You complain, procrastinate, and compare to the point that you just want to crawl back in bed. While those days sometimes happen outside of our control, often those days can be a result of what the rest of the verse says to us.

In our business dealings, how often do we fall prey to sharing screenshots of conversations, saying things we shouldn’t, or taking concerns to a friend first- rather than the Lord. I know I’ve been guilty of all of those and in fact struggle with this. It’s a distorted version of community, isn’t it?

What can we “put off” and “put on” in order to overcome this struggle? How can we build trust, friendship, and respect with our business colleagues using these put off’s and put on’s?

Say Nothing Evil or Hurtful

Just yesterday a friend called me deeply hurt by words said to her. Words! She wasn’t physically harmed and she wasn’t threatened. No, she was laughed at for a business idea by a friend. This hurt her in the moment and she was still dealing with it the next morning.

It’s hard for us to realize that if we speak without weighing our speech (thinking how it might impact another), we can deeply would someone we actually care about.

How likely is this friend I mention going to be willing to share her business ideas with others again? What will she have to overcome and forgive in order to now show up in the world with her awesome idea?

Snub Evil and Cultivate Good

What can we do when a business friendship is based on a list of who to like and who not to like? Is it possible that maintaining these types of business friendships actually harm your own business and reputation? They can and they do.

We all know that person (and in fact, if we look in the mirror we’re guilty, too) who can’t wait to tell you the ten reasons not to like so and so. While it’s good in business circles to give general warnings and guidance to friends in order to keep them from a bad business deal, it’s not necessary to attach personal descriptives about another person.

Honestly, this is a difficult situation sometimes, but having a policy of carefulness and seeking Wisdom on the subject of sharing about another individual is a good one. Most business mamas are savvy enough to recognize a fraud or bad business relationship.

Run After Peace for All You’re Worth

That brings us back to the beginning. Remember in our last podcast, we determined Who gives us our Peace and Worth. If we’re to run after peace for all we’re worth, let that sink in. God created us for a purpose. Our businesses have a story to tell to the world and pursuing peace in our business relationships will (in the long run) build up our businesses.

Action Point:

Spend some time in prayer, reflecting on ways you tend to run after discord instead of peace. How does knowing what you’re worth and running after peace have the potential to build up others and by extension, build up your own business?

3 Tips to Develop a Wholehearted Business Mindset

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3 Tips to Develop a Wholehearted Business Mindset

Developing a mindset begins way before you get to your mind! Listen in as we talk about 3 tips you can use today to develop a wholehearted business mindset. Visit MommyJammiesNight.com to get your free printable mentioned in this podcast.


When you find yourself without direction,  it helps to step back and evaluate your priorities. This starts with establishing your values.

Establishing values begins with a Jesus view of wholeheartedness. Wholeheartedness is first and foremost a heart matter. Where is your heart?

Tip #1

Take time to establish your values. Your values guide your priorities. Seek God’s kingdom in all things.

Tip #2

Live and give grace. Don’t buy into “Girl, wash your face.” Start with “Jesus, wash my heart.”

Tip #3

Put aside grumbling, comparison, and destination confusion. Happiness isn’t a place, it’s internal first. Let Jesus be your peace.

Action Item:

Take 30 minutes to evaluate your values in the four broader areas of your life; spiritual, personal, professional, and health.  Use the free printable as a helpful guide.  _Putting Christ first takes care of everything else

Spiritual– see Matthew 4:4. How’s your spiritual life?

Personal – see Ephesians 4:2 & 3. What do your personal relationships look like right now?

Health –  see 1 Corinthians 6: 19 & 20. In what ways do you need to honor your body?

Professional–  see Psalm 15:1-5. How do you show up in your business?

Worth Reading

Girl, Start Apologizing: Living in Light of the Gospel

Recovering from Burnout | Tips to Turn Things Around

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Recovering from Burnout | Tips from a work at home mom to get back in your business after burnout

 

Recovering from Burnout | Tips from a work at home mom to get back in your business after burnout

Have you ever experienced a fast-track to success only to discover yourself burnt out? That’s where I found myself and this podcast about is how I turned things around.

  • Fast track to business success in the Virtual Assistant world
  • Where I’ve been the last five months
  • How I got back in my business

Dealing with Your Business Brain

“If you’re overwhelmed, I know one thing about you. Your head is full of junk!” – Mel Robbins

Action Creates Momentum

 

Following God in All Things

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Following God in All with special guest, Felice Gerwitz ~ Episode 53

Welcome to our special Throw Back Thursday edition of Mommy Jammies Night! Once per month we’ll give kudos to a previously unpublished or replay podcast or audio.

This week’s Throw Back Thursday is from creator of Mommy Jammies Night, Felice Gerwitz, Following God in All Things

Have you ever had a plan that didn’t go exactly how you thought it would? Did you want to throw in the towel?

Felice reminds us not to grow discouraged, but to place our faith in the ONE who is in control of all things. His plan is much better!

Get your free download 5 Gems to Remember by Felice Gerwitz

 

 

How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

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How to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose

Do you hustle? Are you going from one thing to the next- burning the candle at both ends? I’m so glad you tuned in tonight!

Our guest for tonight’s podcast of the Mommy Jammies Night show is Ana (pronounced Ahna, like the Princess in Frozen!) Willis, They Call Me Blessed. We are talking about how to Stop the Hustle and Find Your Purpose.

About Ana Willis

Ana Willis

From Ana’s site, “My name is Ana Willis, I’m the founder of They Call Me Blessed, this inspiring and encouraging online community for moms where you landed today. I’m a pastor, certified health coach, wife of 10 years and blessed homeschool mom to 3 amazing children: Ben, Hadassah, and Ariella.

I’m the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, Hebrew for Homeschoolers, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planner.

Show Notes

How does hustle hurt you? Ana shares how her own constant working and serving cost her her health, her finances, and almost her marriage.

What is the definition of hustle? Ana explains how it hurts us in the long run and isn’t God’s best for us.

How do we take our life back from being a slave to the hustle mindset? Ana gives us questions to ask ourselves to make us aware of where we need to make changes.

What are some symptoms of hustling? Muli-tasking, burn out, and more.


This inspiring conversation with Ana will bless you with practical encouragement and action steps to turn from the pursuit of “the next best thing” and turn towards a life of content based on God’s best for us. She shares how listening to Him in the middle of her recovery from stress and burn out turned her life around and gave her a ministry to women today- to claim, “They Call Me Blessed.”

I encourage you to visit her blog and be blessed by her joy and encouragement. 

Visit Ana at her website: They Call Me Blessed 

And her social media channels:

Facebook

Facebook Group: They Call Me Blessed MOMS

And also check out the course mentioned in the podcast, Hebrew for Homeschoolers (Summer Intensive), Herbrew for Homeschoolers 10-week course, and Learn Hebrew Through Songs and Prayers


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How to Choose the Right Work from Home Opportunity for You

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How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you starts with determining what will work for your family, personality, and budget. There are so many options. Pick one and start today! FREE Podcast.

Announcement: Starting in May, Mommy Jammies will be a once weekly show! We’ll no longer be “live” but, we’ll have some fun and exciting things for you! Keep up with us!

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Today’s Mommy Jammies podcast is with special guest, Lindsey Stomberg, from TalkingMom2Mom.com.

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Topic: How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you.

How to choose the right work from home opportunity for you

 

 

Show References:

Work from Home as a Medical Transcriptionist (also includes the link to the free one hour webinar).

TalkingMom2Mom.com Articles on Home Businesses

Big Sisters Boutique – the start-up business of Lindsey Stomberg with her daughters.

FREE Guide to Raising Tiny Entrepreneurs 

VIP Kids

Elite Blogging Academy

Different options for making money from home.

  • Handcrafted items and selling online/ Etsy/ local vendor events (great to do as a family)
  • Not talented enough to do crafts? Options online to design and sell your own tShirts/ mugs/ etc. and you don’t even have to keep any inventory. (Teespring/ Cafepress just to name 2)
  • Multi-Level Marketing (not for everyone but if you have an outgoing personality and a lot of supportive friends/ family these can be super successful)
  • Blogging for profit (Elite Blog Academy)
  • VIPKid (must have a four year degree for this one but pays $14-$22 an hour for teaching English language online)
  • Medical Transcription (Deb Burns – free one hour webinar offer)

How do you know what is right for your situation and budget needs?

  • All work from home opportunities come with risk, some more than others.
  • To some degree all work from home opportunities have start up costs and require extra time devoted to the building of its foundation.
  • Some things require skill immediately and others require just a passion to begin. All will require effort and attention to grow and sustain.
  • It is important to sit down with your spouse and discuss the following:
    • What job will work best for your personality and skill set?
    • What job do you see as being something you can potentially stick with and continue building long term?
    • Are there any budget concerns that need to be addressed when it pertains to start up costs with one vs. another?
    • What is the end goal of your pursuing this? Is this meant to be a hobby or a legitimate income source? How much are you expected to bring in per month and what is the expectation for hours worked?

Choosing to work from home can be very satisfying on many levels. For my personality, I need something that feels like mine separate from homemaking and homeschooling. I pour my creative energy into what I do and it is therapeutic. It also fulfills a need for us financially and that is important too.

Meet Lindsey

Lindsey is a stay at home, work from home mom to six children ten years and younger. She homeschools and enjoys large family living. When Lindsey is not changing diapers, cleaning house and cooking meals, she enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix with her husband … because let’s get real, who has energy after 8PM when you have this many kids?

As her husband would say, Lindsey is a chronic hobbyist. She is always learning a new skill whether that be graphic design, making cloth diapers, or streamlining a start up business with her 9 year old daughter. Lindsey likes to DIY her way around the home, explore natural remedies, and create new and exciting recipes in her Instant Pot during her downtime.

Lindsey is the author of The ABC’s for Godly Children Bible Curriculum. She is the co-author of It’s the Heart Not the Hemline: A Biblical Unit Study on ModestyThe Five Solas: Signs to Follow on the Narrow Path, and Filling Hearts while Cleaning Homes: Five Minute Devotions for Families.

Contact Info

For all questions, comments, and/ or advertising requests please contact us at info@talkingmom2mom.com

You can contact Lindsey individually at lindsey@talkingmom2mom.com


 

 

Mommy Jammies Night with Karla Archer

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Tonight’s topic: Mindfulness and its Connection with Anxiety

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I believe that learning how to help and support your loved ones who are struggling with anxiety doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

And I believe that anyone can do it, one small step at a time.   Karla Archer | Mommy Jammies Night

 

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Visit her site and get your free journal pages, Living the Life Fantastic

About Karla:

Despite the fact that my husband and I had our own anxieties as children and adults, it was startling for us to realize that we had four bright, gifted children who were struggling to cope with their own as well. Helping our children navigate anxiety and anxious thoughts felt quite different from managing our own.

We were filled with so much confusion, doubt, worry, and a fear that we were failing our kids and letting them free fall. We desperately wanted to be able to help them cope and lead healthy lives but we didn’t know where to start. Traditional parenting books and tips just weren’t helpful. 

Determined to help, we began searching online, reading books on childhood anxieties, seeking professional help, and talking with teachers and other parents. As we dug deeper, we discovered ways to help our children navigate their own path through a variety of situations. We made it through with a sense of strength, perseverance, and confidence. We even started a local support group for other parents in the same situation.

Today, our children are thriving, happy, and learning to face, share, and manage their own anxieties.

I know you want the same things for your children, and I can help you get there.