Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji So Much?

Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji So Much?

Why Do We LOVE Bitmoji?

Well ummm… because it’s AWESOME. Fact.

So many Bitmojis, so little time… there really IS a Bitmoji for everything right?

Being a little obsessed with authentic conversations and the impact of modern technology on our ability to create them – I personally believe this app claimed the accolade of Most Downloaded App of 2017* for one reason…

The creators of Bitmoji know A LOT about us silly humans.

They have nailed illustrating the everyday, first-world wins, pains and problems us silly humans are facing.

Global demand for their app has reassured us that we are not alone.

One of my most frequently used Bitmojis is a case in point… I have a burning desire to asterisk and correct EVERY SINGLE TYPO I make when sending messages. Sometimes I resist, sometimes I asterisk every single typo I make.

Problem is now solved – I send the following which is far more efficient and means I appear slightly less psychotically obsessed.

(Fellow members of the Spelling & Grammar Police, please back me up – there is nothing more shameful for us than being a stand for this in the world and making typos in messages, right?)

How I feel when someone corrects their own typos before I need to:

Sending the above is far less likely to offend my friends (who know I can’t help myself but correct their typos too, but they love me regardless… I think) than a written text or comment.

On a more serious note, I genuinely believe Bitmoji have 100% capitalised on the very clear need for a creative solution to the right royal clusterfuck (technical term) that we seem to frequently make of our ability to communicate with one another – particularly in the written form.

For anyone unaware of what the hell Bitmoji is (first of all – SHAME ON YOU! Kidding. Kind of…)

Bitmoji is an app by a developer called Bitstrips that enables us silly, silly humans to create personalised cartoon avatars of ourselves. This in turn gives us access to a library full of custom caricatures that can be used to efficiently express emotions via the various messaging apps we all have at our disposal – in a light hearted and fun way.

I bloody love everything about Bitmoji but mostly that last bit.

Light hearted and FUN. No room for ridiculous misinterpretation that in turn can so easily negatively impact connection. Especially with the people we love most.

With all the technology we have at our fingertips, we have more opportunity to communicate authentically than ever before. The frustrating dichotomy of this is that we also have more opportunity to essentially wuss out of doing so. We often choose to take the ‘easy’ option, send written words and in turn, can be so easily misunderstood.

The glorious clusterfuck of the written word…

Allow me to share a couple of personal examples where failure to use this GENIUS tool and reverting to the old school (text form messages) is just a ridiculous and unnecessary move if you value connection.

CLUSTERFUCK EXAMPLE #1:

A fellow Bitmoji fan (oh, the irony) and I had decided recently to keep each other accountable on some new goals and life focus – getting to bed earlier being one. I quickly checked in via text message (IDIOT) knowing it had been a busy day and reminded my friend “not to be up too late faffing about until 2am” (we are both guilty of being night owls and ‘faffers’ – aimlessly wasting unnecessary time on unimportant tasks).

With zero idea what was going on for friend at that moment in time or how that may be received at the other end (as it turned out, not too well), the conversation via text soon went a little downhill and somewhat defensive on both our parts.

GAH! WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Had I used this Bitmoji, there would likely have been a light-hearted chuckle at both ends of the conversation, a gentle but effective reminder to get an earlier night and a win all round… rather than possibly landing as nagging or criticising.

NOTE TO PARENTS OF TEENAGERS: get on Bitmoji – they also offer ‘You Stop That’, ‘Eat Your Greens’ and ‘What Are You Going To Do With Your Life Today?’. Great options for salvaging what love is left when a little nagging is actually required.

CLUSTERFUCK EXAMPLE #2:

How often have you found yourself guilty of being either party in the following scenario due to the advancements in tech?

Sender sends a message.

Recipient reads message and one of these (or other) scenarios unfolds:

  • replies immediately
  • gets distracted (y’know, like by their actual real life happening)
  • gets distracted BUT ALSO leaves Messenger open saying they’re ‘Active Now’ (the WORST – thanks Facebook 🙈)

Smartarse bloody Messenger/Instagram/Whatsapp (delete as appropriate) tells sender that the recipient has read Sender’s message.

Sender now:

  • expects a response
  • starts checking their phone every 11.7seconds for a reply
  • possibly rocking like a crazy person
  • gets majorly pissed that recipient isn’t dropping everything in their life at that moment to reply
  • possibly starts having feelings of resentment towards recipient
  • Sender may well have a legit reason for wanting/needing a speedy response but if that’s the case, Sender maybe should have called instead #justsayin

PLEASE NOTE: leaving your ‘Read Receipts’ on if using a Smart Phone is a rookie error here and an unnecessary hurdle if your preferred method is text message – please turn them OFF immediately.

Now, we all have different expectations of what is an acceptable response time. We also have little way of knowing what may be going on for the Recipient in the moment they receive a message. They may just be dead. Morbid but possible.

So, instead of the messy potential sequence of events listed above threatening Sender’s connection with Recipient (whoever they may be), and sending ANOTHER message in text form – which will likely be a version of “Have I done something to upset you?” or “Did you get my message?” (CLEARLY – messenger told you so didn’t it?!)… try this…

SEND A BITMOJI!

My personal favourites if finding myself as the Sender in this instance are as follows:

   

GENIUS RIGHT?! Original Recipient is hopefully now less offended/defensive than if presumptuous and clusterfucky words had been sent in text form questioning why a reply hadn’t yet been received.

And let’s face it – it doesn’t take many words at all for it to go south pretty fast depending on the potentially unknown intention, mood or environment the Sender or Recipient is in, in that very moment.

In short, Bitmoji do an EPIC job at celebrating our daily wins with us in language that is ‘trending’ – meaning language we silly humans are collectively creating and understand on a humorous and light hearted level.

Why we all need to embrace Bitmoji…

Communication in text form is rarely a good choice when handling potentially sensitive, challenging or opinionated communication (most communication carries a degree of opinion if we’re honest and that in itself carries risk!)

Once again, technology is providing a solution that takes a LOT of the heavy lifting out of the equation for us in many instances!

We should be welcoming that with open arms. ESPECIALLY if it means maintaining and – better still – building and strengthening the connections in our lives.

Silly humans. Always overcomplicating shit 🙄

(By the way, that eye-rolling thing I just ended with is an ’emoji’… not a Bitmoji – how annoying is it for the Bitmoji loyalists among us when people get the two confused?!)

 

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*according to Apple. Source: Business Insider
Money Making Skills That Pay The Bills

Money Making Skills That Pay The Bills

our imgThere is nothing I love more than getting emails from people who are so fired up to take massive action to change their lives.

BUT… let’s have a quick reality check…

As an online entrepreneur, you will need to be prepared to master some stuff that may not fire you up as much as the goal itself, in order to reach the goal!

I remember being up at 3am (on a ‘school night’ in 2014) slumped over a very small laptop (couldn’t afford to upgrade it), neck ache, itchy-scratchy eyeballs, Pringles and dip for dinner again before getting up at 7am for work…

I know I’m not alone in having been in the above scenario!

I think was figuring out how to put a Facebook conversion tracking pixel on my first ever (rather shit looking) website for the first time.

I keep hearing/seeing people online who clearly fancy themselves as the next Oprah or Tony Robbins or Ellen. Which is great. The world needs more of all of those.

But let’s back it up a sec…

Have you found anyone willing to pay attention to YOU over all of the noise of the online world?

Are you strategically learning any skillsets to incentivise anyone to listen to and like you, let alone give your their money?!

Not yet? Ok, cool.

So, let’s amongst it and get some skills to pay the bills!

Understand that your money producing activities may well NOT be the ‘fun or fulfilment producing’ activities.

It’s great that you have this burning desire to write a book, be creative, work for a higher purpose, live your passion and change the world – never lose that.

Especially if you have total clarity on what that looks like for YOU.

BUT…

How much easier do you think all of that will be to achieve if you’ve got a stable and healthy income behind you?

Please, understand you will need to grind your way through a learning curve first to earn the privilege of doing more of what you love.

Understand that making cold, hard cash may take longer than you think and parts of it may not be your idea of fun at all!

I discuss this more in this video… [click to play]

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Your #1 Money Producing Activity: BUILDING AN AUDIENCE

Without first having some kind of following – meaning people who may one day indeed be loyal, PAYING customers – you’re a bit like those guys who stand in the street endlessly preaching random bible passages with people throwing their pitiful pocket change in to a bucket out of sympathy to get them to shut up.

Is that what you want?! Nope, me neither.

THIS is why it’s so important to understand what skills you need to focus your attention on learning in order to have the biggest financial impact on a business in the online world.

Let’s face it – it’s a LOT easier to build a business and your vision with your bills and expenses taken care of, right?!

There is no better place to start and grow a business RIGHT NOW than the internet!

 

Get started today and take a test drive of our training and system – click the image below…

 

My First 12 Months Earnings In Online Affiliate Marketing

My First 12 Months Earnings In Online Affiliate Marketing

One of the most popular blog posts I published on my original website was all to do with the results, the figures, the moolah…!

“SHOW ME THE MONEY…” I hear you cry. Ok, calm down… I will!

People want and need to see results to believe it works. Which I guess is fair enough.

That said, it’s a major flaw in mindset if you’re going to start your own business (in other words, you need to believe you’ll succeed regardless of the short term results)… but that’s a topic for another post!

It sounds so cliche to say it now but the longer I have been doing this, the less the money seems to be the fulfilling part!

Sure, it’s pretty incredible when you sit back and look at the ROI and the fact that in my eighth month, I made quadruple what I was earning in my day job – that really did blow me away at the time.

But the fulfilment really seems to be coming from the things I am now able to do with my time due to the flexibility this business and skillset has given me.

As I type this, I am sat in the cafe at the David Lloyd Health Club enjoying a latte and chicken wrap.

I played tennis this morning, had a one hour personal training session with the lovely Gemma and as soon as I finish this blog post, I’m going to visit my grandmother in hospital at around 2pm for an hour or so.

laptop coffee

THAT is what I am feeling is SO worth it right now! 

My health and family time look a hell of a lot different compared to 6months ago when my evenings were mostly spent rushing home from work to hole myself up in my room on my laptop, surviving on dinners of Pringles and dip. Lovely.

But this is not about me! It’s about YOU!

More importantly, showing you what is possible in a relatively small amount of time with a relatively small amount of investment compared to other business models.

I wanted to copy over the content of my previous blog post with the earnings report I put together in January 2015 – 12months after starting online from scratch.

Where can you get a 422% return on investment in 12months?!*

[obligatory disclaimer for those who believe there is such a thing as a ‘get rich quick scheme’ and/or are not prepared to work hard… jog on please – this is not for you!]

Not in your savings account.

I’m a big fan of property investment but you’re doing well if you hit 20% there right? And mistakes can be pretty costly.

But what IS an online business?

Well, there’s a few ways of making money online (another topic for another post!).

‘Referral marketing – also known as affiliate marketing – appealed to me initially as I liked the idea of getting paid to recommend stuff to people! I’d done it all my life but had no idea you could get PAID for it! Awesome.

But in terms of choosing a business to start, I was drawn to it because it offered a model and system that…

  • did NOT require me having my own existing business, product or service
  • did NOT involve hassling friends and family like a lot of MLM and network marketing schemes do
  • did NOT require a huge amount of start up capital
  • did NOT rely on working any particular set hours or location
  • DID mean I would be learning something that could also be applied to starting and growing other business ideas

But how do you DO affiliate marketing online?

THIS is a great question… and is exactly what the training produced by the Six Figure Mentors offers.

Simultaneously, if you don’t have any products of your own or a business to promote as yet, the SFM offer the chance to promote their products in order to implement your training. Which is what I did and still do as my core business activity.

Affiliate marketing with the SFM really does enable you to ‘earn while you learn’ and is what makes it such a powerful investment. As well as giving you the ‘customer finding’ skills to future proof any other ventures you may wish to start or grow.

So, if you’re someone looking for something new but have no idea what you want to do with your life (like me, circa August 2013) – affiliate marketing is a pretty good place to start.

It may not fill you with passion to begin with, but the returns – not to mention core skillsets it forces you to learn and doors of opportunity they can then open – are potentially, phenomenal. We are talking footballers’ wages – seriously!

You can download said earnings report from my first 12months online HERE.

As always, if you have any questions, drop me a message on Facebook or via the Contact page.

Enjoy!

*All pricing for educational curriculums mentioned are correct at time of posting but are subject to change. Individual results will vary and cannot be guaranteed – please read our full Disclaimer. Thanks!