Use your phone to rake in cash
From downloading shopping apps to posting videos on social media, these women have found fun ways to make money with their smartphones. Read on to steal their secrets so you can start earning too!
“I bring home $55,000 a year posting on social media”
“My background is in fine arts and theater, and I’m a singer and songwriter. Nine years ago, when I was promoting my music, I started to spend time on social media figuring out how to market myself.
“Around that time, I was working at an optometrist’s office and they asked me to help promote the business on social media, so I continued to learn. Then friends who knew I was doing this started asking me to help them with their businesses. That’s when I realized I could charge for my services and launched my business, LightningFlashCreative.com.
“I figured out a lot on my own, but I also paid $500 for a training class at SocialMediaPro.com. There are also free classes at sites like HootSuite.com.
“I work with entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists, helping them manage their presence on sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube—and I do it from my phone. I schedule and post content, respond to comments and create reports so they can see how well it’s working. All of my clients are referrals, so I don’t have to market my business. I work 25 to 35 hours a week and make $55,000 a year. I love that I can run my business from my phone—it’s so flexible! I can make a Target run and respond to a comment while I’m out. I also love helping female entrepreneurs grow their businesses.”
Maria Brannon, 41, Nashville