Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Apps to earn money in the Gig Economy

There really is an app for that!

I've been intrigued by the Gig Economy.  It's a term that is thrown around freely and often without much thought.  It sounds cool!  The reality is very different.  I've been in the Gig Economy since the recession of 2008.  That was when some full-time jobs turned into 'Fixed-term-Contracts'; when having a 'Side hustle' became necessary for many.  Technology, especially mobility plays a big part in the Gig Economy and of course there is an app for almost everything.  I found this chart interesting and informative in layout out the top 150 apps and websites designed specifically for the Gig Economy:

 Chris Morales
Chris Morales, Toronto

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Work with the World's Happiest Marathon

Right now there is a unique opportunity to work with the World's Happiest Marathon, the Reggae Marathon running event is Negril, Jamaica.  Full details are available here:  Wanted Social Media Manager.

I've been going to Reggae Marathon every year for the past 10 years.  This December will by my 11th consecutive event.  I've run all three race events, the Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K. Along the way I've made some great friends and had some great experiences:  The Love Bus Bar hopping tour is one of the highlights!

Now it's time to pass on the baton.  And it's your opportunity to become the Reggae Marathon Social Media Manager!  Between now and October 30, 2019, Reggae Marathon is running a blog writing contest to find and select the next Social Media Manager.  Guidelines for entering and deadline dates are included in this blog post:  Wanted, Social Media Manager

So if you love to run, like and use Social Media this could be for you!  And you never know what the next 11 years of your life will bring!

Until next time...

Chris Morales Toronto

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Do's and Dont's of Social Selling

Social Selling sounds like the Silver Bullet.  Set up your LinkedIn profile, sit back and wait for the leads to roll in.  It's not like that.  Leveraging LinkedIn, one of the most influential Social networks for Social Selling requires going beyond the basics of Header Image, Professional Head shot and Headline and Summary.  You need to create content that will be interesting and relevant to your target prospects.  At the least you need to share content that will get you noticed.  There are things to do and things not to do.  Here are some guidelines:

With time and effort you will generate leads...but like in all professional selling, you won't close sales without engaging in person.

Chris Morales, Toronto

Thursday, September 5, 2019

And now for my next trick

How to teach like a pro, Chris Morales
I've been mulling about what to write about next.  More factoids about marketing seemed dry.  Sharing my point of view on professional selling...well, you'll have to wait until next January when I teach that course again at George Brown College.  

I settled on sharing the content of my book, How to Teach Like a Pro.  The book with illustrations and valuable links is available for sale on Amazon.  If you've ever wanted the inside track on what it takes to succeed as an instructor of Continuing Education courses, check it out.  

In the meantime though, you can get a look at the content in the upcoming weeks on the blog at this link, How to Teach Like a Pro.  Chapter 1 is available now at this link, How to Teach Like a Pro, Foreword, Chapter 1

Thanks to Barry Kuntz of Black Isle Group for his guidance...he's the person that got me started!

Until next time...
Chris Morales
Chris Morales, How to teach like a pro