How To Make Money as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer

How To Make Money as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer

Hey all, Candis here.

Today my good friend McKinzie from weheartthis.com is going to share with you all about how to become a Farmasi Beauty Influencer.

If you are thinking about signing up as a Farmasi influencer, look no further.

I have known McKinzie for years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else to teach or train you in Farmasi.

She is the #1 leader in her state and is seriously top-notch! This girl is a genius in all things marketing and is definitely someone you want in your corner.

Alright, let’s turn it over to McKinzie to tell us all about becoming a Farmasi Beauty Influencer…

it seems like everywhere you look lately you see a Farmasi Beauty Influencer touting the awesomeness of the makeup brand, you’re not alone.

You might also be wondering how to become a Farmasi Makeup Consultant yourself. If so, great! In this post we’re going to talk about all things Farmasi.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ll cover:

    • What is Farmasi?
    • How to Make Money as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant
    • Is Farmasi an Affiliate Program or an MLM?
    • Farmasi Perks & Benefits
    • Why I Joined Farmasi (and who I am!)
    • What is in the Farmasi Starter Kit?
    • What are Farmasi Product Packs?
    • How to Sign Up as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer

What is Farmasi?

Farmasi is a makeup, beauty and personal care brand that quite literally exploded into the U.S. market earlier this year (scroll down to the Google Trends graphs below to see what I mean). The company is already established in over 100 countries around the world, but just launched in the U.S. and is taking the beauty industry by storm with its luxury makeup sold at bargain prices.

If you’re and influencer on Instagram or YouTube AND/OR a beauty or style blogger looking for an affiliate program that pays high commissions, then you need to take a serious look at Farmasi. If you’re NOT an influencer, Farmasi can still be an awesome opportunity for you to make money from home. We’ll go into all of that below!

Fun Fact: “Farmasi Makeup Consultant” is the same thing as Farmasi Beauty Influencer, Farmasi Seller, Farmasi Distributor, etc. It’s like 🍅to-MAY-to, 🍅to-MAH-to.

I’m currently taking a business course related to blogging and direct sales and in it learned that there are 4 different stages that most direct sales companies go through: Formulation, Concentration, Momentum and Stabilization. The best time to sign up with a company is when it’s in Momentum.

Farmasi is in Momentum… BIG TIME.

For context, here are a few examples of direct sales companies that have previously hit Momentum and are now in Stabilization:

MARY KAY

This company seems like its been around forever, and you can see that their Momentum peaked back in 2004.

marykay market trend

MONAT

Monat is a hair care company that just launched a few years ago, had a massive Momentum spike, and seems to have entered the Stabilization phase in early 2018.

monat market trend

Farmasi is a Makeup Brand in Momentum

Now by contrast from the graphs above, take a look at the Google Trends results for Farmasi:

Crazy, right?! When I first saw the growth trend on this company, MY.MIND.WAS.BLOWN 🤯.

I’m not a huge makeup girl, but I AM a blogger and entrepreneur so when I saw this opportunity (AND found an incredibly strong upline/training mentorship for support), I knew I had to take it seriously and sign up as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant myself.

If you’re ready now, you can start your application to become a Farmasi Influencer right here.

Quick caveat: I am NOT saying that companies in Stabilization are not good opportunities… they totally can be, especially if you have a great upline! But what I AM saying, is that if you sign up with a direct sales company near the beginning of their Momentum phase, you stand to make A LOT of money. I always say, “Momentum is where the millionaires are made!”

Ok, so it’s clear that Farmasi is in a serious growth phase, but what does that mean for YOU as a blogger, social media influencer, or mama looking for extra income? What are the perks and benefits? How can you actually succeed as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer? And how much money can you actually make?

How To Make Money as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer

how to make money farmasi beauty influencer

Since Farmasi takes a modern approach to Direct Sales, it works much more like an affiliate program that pays super high commissions (and that also has additional perks). Here are the basic two ways to make money as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant:

Method #1: Use Farmasi as an Affiliate Program to Make 50% Commissions

If you’re a blogger or social media influencer, you’re probably already familiar with affiliate marketing. If not, it’s simple! Basically, affiliate marketing is where you share about products you love and earn a commission of any sales received through your unique link or referral code.

When you sign up as a Farmasi Consultant you get a personalized link that you can share in emails, text messages, Facebook posts, blog posts, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, etc. If anyone makes a purchase through your link, you receive a whopping 50% commission on the sale! (For example, if someone purchases a Lipstick for $12, you automatically earn $6). 

Method #2: Leverage Farmasi as an MLM to Grow Passive Income (Affiliate Marketing on Steroids)

If you’re interested in scaling your income up even more, you can leverage Farmasi as an MLM (Multi Level Marketing). This is where you share the income opportunity with others and get them to sign up as a Beauty Influencer with you. When you do this, you not only earn a commission on your own personal sales, but also earn a smaller commission on all the sales of the Farmasi Consultants that signed up on your “team”.

This is similar to a “tiered affiliate program”, like Ultimate Bundles or ClickFunnels (they pay you additional commissions for any sales that come through affiliates you referred).

And honestly you guys, this is where the income potential really starts to skyrocket. You can also earn additional cash bonuses, vacations, cars and more.

So, Is Farmasi an Affiliate Program or an MLM?

The short answer is: It depends how you use it.

Part of the beauty of the Farmasi makeup brand opportunity is that you can leverage it however you want!

Want to sign up as a Beauty Influencer just to get luxury makeup at 50% off or earn a bit of easy side-hustle cash? Go for it, smart lady.

Want to sign up and use Farmasi strategically as an affiliate program on your blog to earn 50% commission? Who wouldn’t?! 50% is a crazy high commission rate for any affiliate program.

Want to become a Farmasi Consultant to get the discount, earn commissions AND leverage your time by building a team of Farmasi Beauty Influencers to scale your passive income? Girrrl, go get it! (This last option is how you leverage the Farmasi MLM business model)

Really, you can sign up for whatever perks and benefits you want. You do you! Speaking of perks…

Farmasi Makeup Consultant Perks & Benefits

how to sign up as a farmasi beauty consultant

Here are a few details about the Farmasi Influencer program, including commission amount, bonuses, discounts, perks, sign up cost, product details and more:

    • You make 50% commission on all personal sales through your personal link
    • You can refer other influencers and earn a commission on their sales too
    • You earn commissions on your referred customers forever (not just the first sale)
    • You only have to sell one thing every 6 months to stay active (unlike other affiliate programs that kick you out if you don’t make sales)
    • Opportunity to earn cash bonuses, trips, car allowance and more (these can be earned when you build a team)
    • The products are cruelty-free, meet European standards, and most are vegan (they’re an easy sell)

Let’s go into a bit more detail…

50% Commission + 50% Product Discount… FOREVER

Once you sign up as a Farmasi Beauty Influencer you immediately get 50% off all products (Starter Product Packs are discounted even further – more on that below) as well as 50% commissions on any products people buy through your link. If you’re a blogger then you probably know how rare a 50% commission structure is, especially on physical products! Even on digital products like ebooks and courses, commissions most commonly top out at 40%, so Farmasi is incredibly generous to its consultants.

The real kicker? You earn these commissions FOREVER, not just on the first sale. This is passive income at its finest, and is super rare for affiliate programs!

 

You Don’t Have to Stock Any Inventory

This one’s a biggie for me. With many direct sales companies, you have to carry a ton of inventory of your products for in-home demos and parties. But who wants to do that?! I remember signing up as a consultant for Mary Kay as a teenager and had to stock a gazillion makeup samples and products for home parties. It was a pain!

I don’t know about you, but for me, as a busy mom of 4 who’s already trying to minimize the clutter, the LAST thing I need is more “stuff” around the house. With Farmasi, all sales happen online through your personal website and products are shipped straight to your customers. Easy-peasy.

Farmasi Products Are Clean & High-Quality

Quick cosmetics industry lesson:

Um, kinda scary, right?

Even though Farmasi launched in the U.S. this year, they still adhere to European Standards (which is like getting the Gold Seal of Approval for safety and high-quality). Since Farmasi makeup is clean AND high quality, their products have been blowing up among beauty influencers on social media.

Farmasi Products are Surprisingly Affordable

With all this talk about how premium Farmasi products are, there’s got to be a premium price tag attached, right? Surprisingly, no! When I first saw how low their prices were, I messaged my upline and was like, “Ummm, are these the REAL prices?”.

Check out the prices and products for yourself right here.

To me, this is another thing that makes Farmasi so unique since most direct sales companies have a reputation for super-high prices.

Not only are the Farmasi prices inexpensive at retail, but remember, when you sign up as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant you get 50% additional discount.

Super-Low Sign Up Fee

Typically when you sign up as a distributor with a direct sales company, there is a sign up fee which covers the cost of your welcome kit as well as some marketing material and samples, and usually ranges from around $50 – $100 or more.

When you sign up as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant, you pay just a one-time fee 19.99 (most companies make you renew annually – not the case with Farmasi).

You have the option to add on Product Packs – sets of products at an even deeper discount to start your business strong – but that’s completely optional.

Why I Joined Farmasi

Farmasi Beauty Influencer McKinzie Bean

I’m a stay-at-home-mom of two young kids and I’ve also been working from home since my first son was born. I started by working for an online startup company, doing blogging, online marketing, customer service and public relations. When you work for a small startup, you wear a lot of hats 😉

It wasn’t long before I ventured off on my own, started a blog and learned the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. I also started to learn about Direct Sales and its unique business model that allows you to make passive income unlike anything else. AND, the more I researched it, the more I realized how similar it is to affiliate marketing, which I already loved!

I was very successful in another network marketing company, but it wasn’t until I found Farmasi that I knew I’d found my “home.”

When I heard about the Farmasi opportunity from a trusted friend, researched the timing and momentum it was in, and saw the generous Compensation Plan, I couldn’t refuse and signed up that same day! I’m super excited to grow with this brand.

You can sign up as a Farmasi rep right here if you want to jump in with me. We’ll lock arms and do this thang together! (Be choosy about who you sign up under! More on that below).

How To Become a Farmasi Makeup Consultant

Step 1: Click the “Beauty Influencer” Option

Head to Farmasius.com and click the “Choose” button in the “Beauty Influencer” box.

How to sign up as a farmasi beauty influencer

Step 2: Fill In Your Deets & Confirm Your Sponsor (I’m #0122394)

Next, you’ll fill in your personal deets.

If you’d like personal training from me and our team, make sure to confirm that I’m your sponsor (McKinzie Bean, #0122394). Here’s why it’s important to choose the right person to sign up with:

Another thing I’m learning in this direct sales/blogging course is that it’s important to choose a great upline sponsor when you sign up with a company. Your upline can make or break your success!

On our team, you will have exclusive access to trainings on how to grow your sales and passive income with blogging, social media, attraction marketing, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, email marketing and much more. No need to spam your friends 😉

And if all that seems overwhelming to you, our team also has Direct Sales professionals who have been working in the industry for over 20 years and an help you with offline methods as well. In short, our team rocks!

How to sign up as a farmasi beauty influencer

Step 3: Choose Your Farmasi Starter Kit and Product Pack

As mentioned above, it costs just $19.99 (+ shipping) to sign up, which covers the cost of your Starter Kit.

But what is a Farmasi Starter Kit, anyway? Basically, it’s a cute little box full of marketing material, catalogs and product samples to get you going.

If desired, you can also add on a Product Pack which are discounted even deeper than your normal 50%. The Farmasi Product Packs are priced at $49, $125, and $200, and can ONLY be purchased at the time of sign up. I recommend you purchase one of these packs if you plan to do personal reviews of the products, unboxing posts or videos, want to share your Farmasi journey and experience via social media or blogging or basically just want to try all of the Nordtrom-quality products at Walmart prices 😉.

Again, this is optional, and if you are on a tight budget you can forego the Product Packs entirely. (If you need help deciding which Product Pack you should get, just drop a comment below or email me and we can chat about it).

Next, just continue to the shipping and payment page to complete your order.

You’re now officially a Farmasi Makeup Consultant and can start using your referral link right away to earn commissions! Woot woot!

Be sure to look out for my welcome email after you sign up that has “10 Ways to Make Money With Farmasi in Your First Week”)

Hey & Welcome! Here’s What’s Next.

Once you’ve signed up, I’ll get a notification and will get in touch with you (email) with information to get you started as soon as possible. You’ll also get access to our training videos, tutorials and support groups right away.

Welcome! I’m super excited to work with you and help you crush it as a Farmasi Makeup Consultant 👊.

Wait! Can I Ask You A Question?

If you read this far and are still on the fence about becoming a Farmasi Makeup Consultant, would you please complete this sentence for me (in the comments or send me an email)?

“I’d sign up to become a Farmasi Beauty Influencer, BUT…”

I really want to help as many people as possible with this opportunity and the answer to this question will help me better understand your fears and hesitations.

Leave a comment below or send me an email at hello@weheartthis.com and we’ll chat! I’m also happy to answer any questions you have 🙂

XO,

McKinzie

How To Use Tailwind Tribes: The Epic Guide For Bloggers

How To Use Tailwind Tribes: The Epic Guide For Bloggers

She shows how to use Tailwind Tribes to get traffic to your blog. Step-by-step instructions and screenshots... need to do this asap on my blog! Pin for later.As a busy mom who’s running a family and a blog, you know how important it is to make the best use of your time. There’s always so much to do, it seems virtually impossible to get it all done.

So when it comes to using social media for getting traffic to your blog, being ruthlessly efficient is a must (we’ve all been down that Facebook and Pinterest black hole where entire hours disappear in seconds)!

I am still learning the ins and outs of using social media to help me grow my blog, but have had huge success with using Tailwind Tribes to get blog traffic from Pinterest.

I thought I would share my Epic Guid on how to use Tailwind Tribes to help you get started and find your way around the inside of the Tribes dashboard so you can get your own surge of blog traffic!

If you’ve been wanting to jump on Pinterest to help you grow your blog, you’re definitely in the right place. I am going to walk you through step-by-step on how to get started.

While I don’t have any secret Pinterest traffic secrets to share, I can say that this guide will help you understand how to get started using the Tailwind Tribes.

I know what you’re thinking: another tool that’s going to cost me money.

But if you’re serious about turning your blog into a business, then you know that it’s impossible to do everything for free.

The great thing is that you can use the power of Pinterest and Tailwind Tribes to help you grow your blog, and once you have your blog profit plan in place, the boatloads of traffic are going to pay you back 10 times over.

How To Use Tailwind Tribes to Grow Your Blog

So ask yourself, do you want to make your life easier? If you understand that all business owners have to spend on their business, then you’re in the right place. I am going to show you how I use Pinterest to grow my blog.

Now if you’re new to Pinterest, you may not know what Tailwind is. It’s nothing more than an automated scheduler. It costs $10 per month or you can save by paying for the annual subscription. I went ahead and purchased the annual subscription because I love saving money.

YOU CAN TRY TAILWIND FOR FREE >>> (but you’ll probably want to go “all in” after reading the rest of this post!)

Tailwind has helped hundreds of bloggers make better use of Pinterest, without having to spend hours online. As bloggers who don’t have a lot of free time, it’s important for us to know which tools will actually help us grow our blogs without needlessly wasting hours on something that can be done in minutes.

As bloggers, it’s important to be able to get traffic to our blogs. Without traffic, no one is going to sign up for your email list, buy your products and services or click on your affiliate links.

Your Own Personal Virtual Assistant

Most successful bloggers hire virtual assistants for all those repetitive tasks. They no longer have to worry about wasting times on tasks such as; finding pins to share, creating pins, responding to emails, creating book covers and etc… You know those repetitive tasks that take time away from our money making tasks.

Unfortunately, as a new blogger, when you start your blog, you’ll have to do everything yourself. Most of us don’t have the money to hire our own virtual assistants. This is where Tailwind comes in handy. While you may not be able to hire a human virtual assistant, this tool will help you automate your Pinterest efforts.

I couldn’t imagine trying to do everything it does manually. I don’t have enough time in the day to do it all by myself.

How to Make the Most From Tailwind

Tailwind offers a 30-day free trial and you’ll be tempted to start with that. However, I recommend signing up for their annual subscription. They will give you a discount for doing so and you’ll be able to start pinning as many pins as you want.

Once you sign up, head on over to your dashboard. I recommend taking some time to watch the Tailwind training videos. You’ll find it inside of your dashboard.

Tailwind training videos

Once you’ve watched the videos, it’s time to start finding the pins to schedule. I recommend scheduling at least 30-60 pins per day.

Of course, everyone’s opinion will vary on this, the best thing you can do is test things out to see what number of pins is your sweet spot.

Join Tailwind Tribes

One of the reasons that I love using Tailwind and decided to keep using it even when I started with Board Booster is because of the Tribes feature. If you don’t know about Tailwind tribes, read this. I recommend taking the time to join as many tribes as possible. Find tribes that your blog will fit into, here’s a list of 10 tribes you can join right now.

Editor’s Note: Some were reporting difficulty joining the Tribes via the original links in this post. I have contacted Tailwind support and identified the problem, so all of the links should now be working properly. Thanks so much for your patience and understanding 🙂

  1. Striving Bloggers
  2. Blogging Friends Pins
  3. Pinterest Friends
  4. Milspouse Bloggers
  5. Bloggers Chalkboard
  6. Blogging Tips
  7. Small Business
  8. Christian Bloggers-Faith
  9. Home Design & DIY
  10. Practical Mommy Lifestyle

These are just a few of the Pinterest tribe groups you can join. There are literally hundreds of Tribes available.

To find even more Tribes: Google is your friend! A simple search for “Tailwind Tribes for bloggers” will uncover boatloads of Tribes in every niche. Join as many as possible!

Before You Add Your Pins to the Tribes

I know you’re going to be extremely excited about getting started using the awesome Tribes feature in Pinterest. However, every Tribe is different. They all have their own rules, so you want to make sure that you take the time to read their rules.

Most Tribes will require that you pin at least 1 pin for each pin you submit to the group. This means that before you start submitting your own pins, you need to take the time to share the other member’s pins. I recommend taking the time to share other people’s pins before adding your own pins.

The last thing you want to do is break the rules and get kicked out. Plus, it’s not hard to share other people’s pins.

Adding Your Pins to The Tribes

Once you’ve shared some of the tribe member’s pins and have a reserve of shares built up, it’s time to start adding your own pins. After all, you want people to share your pins too.

Head on over to your Tailwind dashboard again and click on published pins. This is where you’re going to find the pins from your own blog. I submit all my published pins from my own blog to all the tribes.

published pins

Adding Your Pins to the Tribes from Tailwind

Once you’re inside of your published pins on Tailwind, you’ll see all the pins from your own blog. I start from the top and work my way down to add them to the group.

On the far right, you’ll see a button 3 buttons, click on the “add to tribes button.” This will bring up all the tribes that you are a member of.

adding your pins to the tribes

A box will popup that lists all the Tribes you are a member of. You’ll notice that a little red caution icon appears next to the Tribes that your pin has already been added to. You never want to add duplicate pins to any Tribe. Once you’ve added the pin to the tribe you’ll notice that Tailwind will inform you that the pin has been added successfully.

added to tribes

You can add as many pins as you want to, as long as you’ve met the sharing ratio guidelines. Most tribes have a certain limit of pins you can share on a daily basis. They set a limit so you won’t flood their members with a bunch of new pins. If there’s a limit, you can always keep sharing on a daily basis, until you submit all your pins.

Adding Your Pins to the Tribes from Pinterest

You may want to add your pins to the Tribes from inside of your Pinterest account. It’s really easy to do, just follow along. Log into your Pinterest account and find the pin your want to add.

Click on the schedule button, instead of clicking on the red save button.

Tailwind scheduler

Once you do that you’ll be taken to the Tailwind scheduler. On this screen, you can add the pin to any of the Tribes.

Click on “add to tribes” and find the tribe you want to submit your pin to.

add to tribes

This will add your pins to the Tribes board. You can also use this method if you want to add pins directly from your blog to the tribes. If you want people to share your pins on Pinterest, you may want to read which social sharing plugin makes it easy to get more shares.

How to Find Your Pins In Your Dashboard

I personally found it a little confusing at first to find my pins inside the Tribe dashboard. It’s NOT hard and once you get a quick tour of where to find your pins, you’ll be a Pinterest Tribe champion.

When you’re inside of your Tribe dashboard, you’ll see these tabs.

tribe dashboard

Let’s run through all these tabs so you’ll have a better understanding of what each one means.

  1. All: These are all the pins inside of the tribe. In this tab, you’ll find all the pins of every member in the Tribe.
  2. New: These are the new pins that have been added recently.
  3. Yours: These are your pins that you’ve added and people are sharing.
  4. Shared: In this tab, you’ll see all the pins that you’ve shared from that tribe.
  5. Skipped: This tab contains pins that you’ve skipped. For instance, if you are constantly seeing pins that you know you’ll never share because the pins won’t fit on any of your boards, you can stick those pins in the skipped tab.

The Tribe Members

You’ll also be able to see all the Tribe members inside of the dashboard. Pinterest will also give you some stats about your pins.

tribe members

Let me run through what each of these mean so you have a better understanding of it.

  1. Re-shares: This is the number of times that your tribe mates have shared your pins. If you’re not getting any shares, it may be because your pins are not high quality.
  2. Re-pins: These numbers indicate how many people are re-sharing your content.
  3. Reach: This number represents the number of potential impressions from all the re-shares.

If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of what these tabs mean, read this.

It’s important to create awesome looking images people want to share. Learn how to create captivating images for Pinterest.

Why Are My Pins Showing Up As Drafts

When you add pins to your Tailwind Tribes and aren’t scheduling on one of your own boards, you may notice that your pin will show up as a draft. I had this happen to some of my pins and freaked out. People were still sharing the pins, but they said draft.

The easiest thing to do to remove the draft label is to head on over to your drafts inside of Tailwind and delete the draft that was created. Tailwind automatically creates a draft of your pins, if you don’t add them to any of your boards when adding them to tribes.

Leaving Tribes

The main purpose of joining tribes is for the traffic benefit. We want other people to share our pins because we are sharing their pins. It’s kind of like you scratch my back and I’ll scratch your back.

However, if you’re not getting enough shares or don’t feel like the Tribe is worth your time, you may want to consider leaving. When I first got started with Tailwind Tribes, I was scared to join a Tribe. I thought what if I join and I decide that I don’t want to stay.

I finally figured out how to do it and the best part is that it’s extremely easy to do. So don’t be afraid to join tribes to see if they will work out. If they don’t you can always leave.

Let me walk you through the process, don’t feel like you have to stay in a Tribe if it’s not meeting your standards. It’s extremely easy to leave and you won’t feel bad.

Log into Tailwind and head on over to the tribe that you want to leave. Scroll down to all the members section of the group.

Find your personal member info.
leave tribe

Once you find yourself on the members dashboard, place your cursor on it. You will see two options, chat and leave the tribe. Click leave tribe.

You’ll see a toolbox that pops up and asks you if you are sure you want to leave the tribe. You’ll also be notified that any content you’ve added to the tribe will be removed.

Click on the leave tribe button once you’re positive you want to leave. Now you’re no longer a member of that tribe.

Final Take Away

I suggest setting aside some time this weekend to get started with Tailwind. Join some of the Tailwind Tribes from above or find some other ones online.

Start sharing other people’s content and don’t forget to add your own content into the tribes so they’ll share your pins. Start learning as much as you can about Tailwind to get the best bang for your buck.

Once you start making use of Tailwind and the tribes, you’ll realize how much free time you have for other productive tasks like guest posting on Candis’s blog to help you grow your blog.

A Word of Warning

You’re going to realize that after a couple months your Pinterest traffic is going to start growing. You might even be tempted to ditch all your other traffic generating methods.

However, you never want to put all your eggs in one basket. While Pinterest is fun and can definitely be a huge game-changer it’s important to find other traffic methods as well.

Susan Velez is helping people start, grow and monetize their passions through blogging. She loves helping people with the techie side of blogging sign up for her FREE 7 day WordPress Course at susanvelez.com

How To Make an Online Quiz To Grow Your Email List

How To Make an Online Quiz To Grow Your Email List

I've been seeing quizzes everywhere! Here's how to create an online quiz to grow your email list (step-by-step with examples). Pin for later or click through to read the full article right now.You’ve seen them, you’ve taken them, you’ve loved them and loathed them.

It’s that BuzzFeed style quiz that has taken over your Facebook newsfeed and promises to tell you what kind of Disney Princess you are if you’ll just answer a few short questions about your coffee preferences.

They reel you in with the carrot of revealing something about your personality or intelligence, and before you know it you’ve not only taken the quiz in its entirety but are also now sharing your results on social media.

It’s viral marketing at it’s best, and companies, entrepreneurs, and bloggers are using this strategy to grow their email lists like crazy.

Take the one I created to see how it works: “What Type of Mom Blogger Are You, Actually?”

This article on Forbes explains why online quizzes are so effective:

“If you want a lot of people to share something online, there has to be something personal, interesting, or fun about it… Most people love reading and hearing about themselves.

 

A quiz can offer that same satisfaction of speaking to something about who the reader is, but it does it in a way that offers instant gratification. A person on Facebook can do a 10-question quiz and see a result within a couple of minutes. At that point, they’re excited and it’s easy to coax them into sharing the link to see what kinds of results their friends get.”

You’ve heard you need to build your email list with freebies and checklists and resource files. And those can work great!

But if you’re looking to try something a bit more fun and “out-of-the-box” that will both delight your audience and grow your email list at the same time, then I think you’re going to love creating an online quiz for your blog.

I created my first quiz last month and it was so much fun! Well, not fun like having crazy dance parties with your kids, but wayyy more fun than creating ebooks.

Want To Create Your Own Quiz Right Now?

You can begin creating your quizzes immediately with an online quiz creator like Interact (this is the one I used). They have a fantastic tutorial and a bunch of examples and tips to help you create an awesome quiz.

How To Create an Online Quiz that Grows Your Blog Email Subscribers

When I first heard about using online quizzes as a marketing strategy and list building tactic I was intrigued and excited to try it but, having a bazillion things on my blogging to-do list already, filed it away on my “someday” list of things to try.

Then I came across this super-easy online quiz builder so I had to give it a go. All in all, it took me a few hours to brainstorm, create and publish my quiz. Here’s how I did it:

Step #1: Create Quiz Title, Questions & Answers

When you’re thinking about what type of online quiz to create, try to keep these three things in mind:

1. It should be enticing and fun for your ideal readers

Make sure you create a “clickable” title and cover image that piques your ideal reader’s interest and makes them want to click. Here’s a screenshot of my quiz, and the simple addition of the word “actually” to make it pop a bit more.

If you miss the mark on the title then your quiz is DOA (as is also the case with your blog post titles!), so spend time brainstorming and coming up with one that’s great.

2. It should give your readers a sense of what your blog is about and why they should care

The questions and answers inside your quiz are the heart of the quiz. They should be related to your blog topic and also lead the reader to take the ideal next step (sign up to your email list).

The Interact quiz builder I used makes it really easy to set up questions and answers. Their quiz builder guides you through adding questions and multiple choice answers. You can also add pictures to spice things up (they have a bunch you can choose from for free).

3. It should get them to sign up to your email list

At this point, you’ve had fun creating a quiz that will delight your readers, but don’t forget about your ultimate objective of getting email subscribers! You can set it up so that people will have to give you their email address in order to see their results.

Pro Tip: Add a “freebie” offer at the end of the quiz to increase conversions. When I did this, it increased my email sign ups dramatically! The first week I promoted the quiz I got 36 new subscribers, which I was happy with. But after adding the freebie incentive, my promotion efforts after the second week increased 72%!

The quiz builder integrates with most major email service providers (like MailChimp, ConvertKit, Aweber and many more), so connecting this with your email list is a breeze.

Step #2: Create Results

This is the part I was most skeptical about because a lot of the quizzes I’ve taken online seem to have such random answers. Like the one I recently took on BuzzFeed titled, “Build A Starbucks Frappuccino And We’ll Tell You How Many Kids You’ll Have”… it said I had one. Ummmm, not even close.

And even though I’d set up my questions and answers with specific results in mind, I was curious as to how the quiz builder would make it all work. Thankfully, it was really easy! They have a little tool that lets you easily correlate the answers with your desired result.

Step #3: Publish & Promote!

As I mentioned above, the entire setup – from brainstorming to creating all of the content – took me a few hours to complete. But I wasn’t done yet! Just like writing blog posts or any other type of content, you need to promote it to get the word out and readers in.

The quiz builder I used has a “viral” share feature built in so people are automatically prompted to share their results once they’ve completed the quiz. This was a HUGE help! But to get the ball rolling, I also:

  • Posted in Facebook blogging groups on promo days
  • Created a Pin image and pinned to relevant group boards on Pinterest
  • Emailed my list (Note: Even though these readers are already on my list, thanks to the “viral” aspect of the quiz, if they share their results on social media then that means more free traffic to my quiz!)

Here are a few things I plan to try going forward:

  • Facebook ads
  • Add a link to the quiz in my main menu
  • Add the quiz to relevant blog posts

Important Note: Don’t forget to welcome your new email subscribers with a strategic welcome email sequence. This will help ensure that your readers not only become subscribers, but also true fans that want to hear from you again and again.

Trying to build your blog email list can sometimes feel like a chore. Somewhere between daunting downloads and overdone ebooks, we’ve lost some of the FUN in growing our blogs! If you’re feeling stuck – either from boredom or lack of results – I think you’re going to love creating an online quiz for your blog.

It’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time, and if you keep these three tips in mind (from Step #1 above) then you’ll have set the foundation for a winning quiz that both delights your audience and grows your email list like whoa 🙂

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How To Create a Free Designer Logo For Your Blog

How To Create a Free Designer Logo For Your Blog

Such a neat trick. She shows how to create a free logo for your blog that looks like a professional designer made it. Tons of logo designs and styles to choose from and takes literally 5 minutes :)Ever tried to DIY your blog logo? How’d that turn out?

Unless you have the happy coincidence of being a blogging babe and a graphically gifted, I’m guessing not too great. Even attempting to create a basic text-based logo can take hours of your time and still come out looking home-grown… and not in a good way.

It’s sooo easy to get sucked into the design of your blog in the beginning. Forever tweaking your layout, colors, fonts and yes, your logo.

But when you’re just starting out, there are WAY MORE IMPORTANT things that you need to be spending your time on.

Things like creating awesome content, getting traffic, growing your email list and creating a profit plan for your blog. And tweaking your blog logo a gazillion times doesn’t contribute one bit to any of those important things you should be focusing on to grow your blog.

Some marketers will even tell you that ugly websites perform better than fancy ones.

The key here is not that “ugly” or “pretty” is better, but that you don’t have to dump a bunch of money into your logo or branding in order to have a successful blog. Especially in the beginning, it’s important to set a strong foundation and spend your time on tasks that will directly contribute to the growth of your blog.

That said, you don’t want your logo looking like a hot mess that your Kindergartner put together in his free time. A homemade logo that looks homemade can lead to a decrease in credibility in the eyes of your readers.

So if you could get a professionally designed logo for your blog in about 5 minutes – for FREE – would you want it? Stick with me, it’s coming 🙂

But first, let me just tell you that you’re not alone if you’ve already dumped a bunch of time and effort into your blog logo. I’m embarrassed at how much time I spent in the early days of this blog tweaking my logo. And completely changing it 100%. And then tweaking it again.

Here are a few of my early concepts (2 of which were actually on the blog for a time):

Attempt #1:

Attempt #2:

Attemp #I-lost-count:

The current logo I have isn’t perfect, but I’M NOT TOUCHING IT for a good long time! I’ve already wasted way too much time, and the thing that pains me the most is that I SO didn’t have to.

There’s a much faster, easier and smarter way to getting a designer logo for free. If you’re graphically challenged (or just a perfectionist who spends waayyyy too much time on your blog logo design), then this video is for you.

In it, I show you how to create your own free designer logo for your blog… fast.

Here’s a quick recap of what’s in the video in case you didn’t watch:

1. Log in to Canva.com (it’s free and takes seconds to sign up if you don’t already have an account)Click

2. Click on “More” (looks like a plus sign inside a square)

3. Click on one of the templates that best resembles the basic shape/orientation you want your logo to be (ignore the pictures and graphics on them… you’ll customize this in the next step). This will open a blank canvas in the shape/template you chose.

4. Once you have your blank canvas open, click on the T-Text tab in the left sidebar. Then scroll down and choose the designer logo template you like.

5. Now just customize it with your blog name and colors. Aaaand, done!

The logo templates are pre-designed by real designers who actually know what they’re doing, so you know it’s going to look legit when you place it on your blog. Of course, design is subjective, but pretty much everyone can spot a DIY logo that was done by a not-graphic-designer.

So save yourself the time and trouble, create a fast, free designer logo for your blog and call it a day!

Then move on to the truly important tasks when it comes to growing your blog, like you know, getting traffic, growing and nurturing your email list, and making money.

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