How Jamaican Instagram or Pinterest Models can make money as Talent Model

The path to becoming a model on Instagram or Pinterest is not easy.

You have to have the look, as well as the personality that Modeling Agencies are looking for. And yes, making money from modeling is no different from making money from selling any product or service on Instagram or Pinterest (Deer, 2018, May 20).

You have to be popular, with a following of at least 100,000 to 500,000 followers. To get to that level of subscribers on Instagram or Pinterest, you need to do the following to promote your Instagram or Pinterest modeling page via:

If you’ve managed to reach that coveted spot by applying the advice in my previous article on making money from Instagram or Pinterest (Deer, 2018, May 20), you can also sell your high-quality photographs to websites that will buy them (Deer, 2016, August 29), no matter where you live in Jamaica.

Even if you don’t make it to that coveted level, if you have at least 5000 follower as in the case of UWI student Tenagne Thompson (White, 2017, July 2), you can still promote yourself on Instagram or Pinterest and make a living from representing local Jamaican brands.

First, before you can work online, a few things are essential:

  • Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9)as your main Payment Gateway
  • Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
  • Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13)or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
  • Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
  • Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
  • Portfolio of Published Written Work on a blog or Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books
  • A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
  • A Friend or relative living abroad

So how can an Instagram or Pinterest Model make it in Jamaica with less than 5000 subscribers?

Jamaican Instagram or Pinterest Model – Modeling and Talent Agencies abound

This as Instagram and Pinterest models can submit their channels as part of their portfolio to Top Modeling and Talent Agencies in Jamaica.

After all, once you have that many photos online, and you have at least 5000 subscribers with a high view and comment rate e.g. 1 comment per hour per image, your basically popular, as the song by MIKA featuring Ariana Grande points out.

They are already listed on Facebook in the list Modeling Agencies in Kingston, Jamaica but here are the main active ones:

Face Impressions Modeling Agency

Old Hope Rd

Kingston 6

Email: fimaangels@gmail.com, thefaceimpressions@gmail.com

 

Saint International Modeling Agency

Back Pasture District

Watermount. P. O. St.

Catherine Jamaica.

Email: saint@saintmodels.com, dp@saintmodels.com, andrew@saintmodels.com, saintmodelsjamaica@gmail.com

 

Sway Caribbean Model Agency

32 Courtney Walsh Drive

Kingston

Email: getscouted.swaycaribbean@gmail.com

 

Fun Honeys – Jamaica

84 Hope Road

Kingston

Email: funinjamaicadotnet@gmail.com

 

The Talent Agency Limited

Charlemont Drive

Kingston

Email: talentagencyja@gmail.com

 

Pyoise’ Modeling Agency

3 Cargill Avenue, Shop # 5

Kingston

Email: poisemodels22@yahoo.com

 

Topshelf Sensual Sophistication

53-55 Barry Street

Kingston, Jamaica

Email: tsss_executiveservices@hotmail.com

 

KBC Talent Management and Modeling Agency

St. Andrew

Kingston

Email: kbctalent@gmail.com

 

Nation’s Beautiful Models Agency -NBM

38B Hagley Park Road, Kingston 10

Kingston, Jamaica

Email: newyouthsbwb2016@gmail.com

 

Vibrant & Innovative Productions

11 Latham Ave, Kgn 6

Email: contact@vipinspired.com

 

Monarchy Ent Talent & Model Agency

Kingston

Email: mph.talent@gmail.com

 

Lacartin Model Agency

Kingston, Jamaica

Email: conriejackson@yahoo.com

 

Meraki Entertainment

Cross Roads

Kingston, Jamaica

Email: entertainmentmeraki@gmail.com

 

Sharing is caring so share this rather helpful list of Modeling and Talent agencies with your friends who have their own Instagram or Pinterest account and need.

Here’s the link:

Modeling Agencies in Kingston, Jamaica

References

  1. Deer, L. (2016, August 29). How Jamaicans make US$100 monthly from Stock Photography. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/08/Jamaicans-US100-Stock-Photography.html
  2. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaican can make money online – Flyer Distribution of Shortened URL Links in USA and other Countries. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/flyer-distribution-shortened-url-links/
  3. White, S. (2017, July 2). A young model making it on on Instagram. Retrieved from http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/a-young-model-making-it-on-uwi-student-tenagne-thompson-balances-academic-work-and-business_103640
  4. Deer, L. (2017, August 26). How Jamaicans can advertise for free locally and Internationally. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/jamaica-online-classifieds-ads/
  5. Deer, L. (2017, September 18). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month as a Freelancer. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/jamaican-freelancer/
  6. Deer, L. (2018, May 20). How Jamaicans can make money from Instagram and Pinterest. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2018/05/20/jamaicans-instagram-pinterest/

 

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How Jamaicans can make money from G2A Goldmine Referral Program

Everybody likes video Games! So why not make money from selling them.

G2A.com has unbeatable pricing for video games. They also pay you to do referrals for games or keys for games. Best of all this is a MLM (Multi Level Marketing) system.

That means that not only do you get the commission for the sale but everyone who purchases a game is added to your referral network. And each order made by that person within the future also brings you a profit.

G2A Goldmine – Making Money from Referrals

G2A provide a referral service that’s known as G2A Goldmine. Once you register for the program, you can receive your own referral link. The referral link acts just like any affiliate link you may be familiar.

Check out the video as it drops info on G2A Goldmine!!

Once the interested persons click on your referral link and buy a game, you get a commission. This is because the web cookie is created at the time of the click tracks what your referral buys at G2A.

First, before you can work online, a few things are essential:

  • Paypal Account (Deer, 2015, September 9) as your main Payment Gateway
  • Payoneer Account (Deer, 2015, September 10), an Bank of America Prepaid Debit Card
  • Scotia VISA Debit (Deer, 2012, February 13) or CIBC First Caribbean VISA Debit Card
  • Broadband Internet at home from FLOW or Digicel Play (Deer, 2016, June 28)
  • Notebook or Journal to keep Track of all your Online Accounts and Passwords
  • Portfolio of Published Written Work on a blog or Website online i.e. Blogs, e-books
  • A VPN (Virtual Private Network) Connection
  • A Friend or relative living abroad

But this is where it gets interesting.

For every person who your referral refers to, you also get a percentage of their profit as 40% based on a MLM scale as follows:

  • 100% of the profit from direct referrals
  • 60% of the profit once your referral refers someone else.
  • 40% of the profit once your referral’s referral refers someone else.

You don’t even have to be a huge gamehead, promoting and blogging about games you’ve played, albeit that helps. Simply promote G2A Goldmine affiliate program on your website or your email network and earn passive income from your referrals.

So how do you promote a referral link?

How to promote your referral link – Advertise, SEO and SMM like crazy

You do it the same way you promote referrals (Deer, 2015, June 8); you drive traffic to the bit.ly version of the link or to the Website with the link on it via:

  • Social Media Posting (backlinking)
  • Newspapers Ads
  • Targeted Flyer Posting
  • Purchasing Traffic from Fiverr

Remember sharing is caring so share this website to as many people as you can.

Thanks!

References

  1. Deer, L. (2012, February 13). How to use Scotia VISA Debit Card Online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/how-to-use-scotia-visa-debit-card-online/
  2. Deer, L. (2013, September 15). How to ship things to Jamaica after you’re purchase them online. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/shop-online-ship-to-jamaica/
  3. Deer, L. (2015, June 8). How Jamaicans can make Money from Referral Websites. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/jamaicans-money-referral-websites-2/
  4. Deer, L. (2015, September 9). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Paypal Account. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/how-jamaicans-can-make-money-online-setting-up-a-paypal-account/
  5. Deer, L. (2015, September 10). How Jamaicans can make money online – Setting up a Payoneer Prepaid Mastercard. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/setting-up-payoneer-prepaid-mastercard/
  6. Deer, L. (2016, June 28). Digicel Play has 35,000 customers as FLOW Jamaica Horizon fails to impress. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/digicel-play-35000-customers/

How to use a bootable virus scanner to fix a Windows PC with a hard-to-remove Virus

There are days when Murphy decided to throw you a curve. Once such occasion is when a virus hits your computer so bad, Windows won’t even start.

In such a scenario, the machine is booting up ok, but once your Windows Icon comes up, it just freezes or keeps spinning. This is because the virus may have damaged files in the System Folder. These are files needed by the computer to boot. When damaged, the computer cannot boot, hence the problem.

In some cases the virus allows your computer to boot, but cannot be removed while Windows is running. This is because it uses Windows resources to run and it can easily disguise itself as a legitimate program, hide in system files and even spread itself via email and to thumb drives.

This is where a bootable antivirus program can help. Bootable antivirus programs are especially good at removing rootkit (Deer, 2013, December 29) viruses that can become deeply embedded in your Computer. Some of these programs can even remove viruses from smartphones (Deer, 2016, September 21) and Tablets.

So what are bootable Antivirus programs?

Bootable virus scanner – Sometimes the best things are free

A bootable virus scanner is a program than can run from either a specially formatted flash drive or CD/DVD disc and used to scan your computer without running Windows.

It’s usually made on a working computer and then use it on the infected machine to scan the hard drive for viruses.  Some of the best ones that it currently used are free and are as follows:

  1. Anvi Rescue Disk
  2. AVG Rescue CD
  3. Avira Rescue System
  4. Bitdefender Rescue CD
  5. Comodo Rescue Disk
  6. Web LiveDisk
  7. F-Secure Rescue CD
  8. Kaspersky Rescue Disk
  9. Panda Cloud Cleaner Rescue ISO
  10. PC Tools’ Alternate Operating System Scanner
  11. Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus
  12. Trend Micro Rescue Disk
  13. VBA32 Rescue
  14. Windows Defender Offline

Hint: the best ones are the ones that don’t need to boot up into a GUI (Graphic User Interface). These are lighter on the system and run a lot faster.

To this end I recommend F-Secure Rescue CD, Sophos Bootable Anti-Virus, Trend Micro Rescue Disk and VBA32 Rescue.

These are the best bootable antivirus programs and they are free. Sharing is caring so share this with your friends.

References

  1. Deer, L. (2013, December 29). How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs. Retrieved from http://geezam.com/remove-rootkit-virus-hidden-folder-bootable-rescue-discs/
  2. Deer, L. (2016, September 21). 13 Portable Antivirus to remove any Virus or Malware on Laptops, smartphones or Tablets. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/13-potable-antivirus/

How Jamaicans can make money from Instagram and Pinterest

Social Media websites have it all figured out. They basically get you to over-share and then they sell you information to advertisers (Deer, 2018, April 13) who can bombard you with ads.

That is information related to your personal search habits. They can also make money from reselling your content, such as video, audio and images that you upload.

Instagram and Pinterest are now the new rising stars in Social Media, as they’re capitalizing on our habit to capture ever moment of our lives in video, audio and images.

Since you’re not an advertiser, how can you make money from your content that you place on Social Media?

Making money from Instagram and Pinterest – Be true to you to become popular on Social Media

The best way to make money from Instagram or Pinterest is to be popular!! And as this song points out, it’s all about you and not what you own…people will follow you if they are into you!!!

You’ll need more than 100,000 followers have a good chance of finding brands that would partner with them. A lot of Jamaicans already have huge followings, such as popular artiste like Spice and PopCaan (Grizzle, 2018, April 15), who have achieved the coveted one million followers on Instagram or Pinterest.

Be true to you, is all the song is saying and it’s the main way to grow your niche!

Making money from Instagram and Pinterest – Grow you following organically

But if you’re not an artiste, then you’ll have to do the following to grow your following on Instagram or Pinterest.

First, you need to find your niche. A niche is a special set of products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population. You need to create high-quality content that would appeal to people in your niche.

Make sure all images and video are vivid, high quality and relevant to the products you wish to promote in the following popular niches:

  • Beauty products
  • Fitness products
  • Clothing
  • Food and Dining
  • Travel

Then you need to do a lot of marketing. This not only involves using the right hashtags which you often to post more than 20 at time related to your niche to see significant traffic. You’ll also need to promote your Instagram or Pinterest account via traditional media and social media.

This may include doing a lot of SEO backlinking i.e. posting your link on social media or going to SEOclerks or fiverr (Deer, 2017, September 18) and paying a contractor anywhere from US$1 to US$5 to do it for you. An ad in the Sunday Newspaper with a shortened URL for 1 month to 3 months may be needed coupled with a good flyer campaign.

You may also need to do a lot of  advertising online (Deer, 2017, March 26) as well as do flyer campaigns Internationally (Deer, 2017, August 26), especially in the US of A, Britain, China, Japan or other first world countries.

Partnering with other popular Social Medias personalities is also good.  If you are friendly with them, and they are locally based, can ask them to do features and partnership with you, even giving you backlinks within their posts on their Instagram or Pinterest account.

Watch this video as it details how you can gain more followers for your Instagram and Pinterest Pages.

Finally if you want to get to that coveted 100,000 subscriber spot, you have to be the best in your niche. This you can achieve by observing other top influencers and see what they’re doing to engage their audience. This may involve:

  • Colour choices for their theme
  • How they address their followers
  • Posting at consistent times
  • Following those people who are in your niche

While you build your brand, you can also make money from selling your photographs online (Deer, 2016, August 29). It’ll take awhile, but with consistent high quality posting relevant to you niche and a lot of SEO help from SEOclerks or fiverr a well as advertising, you’ll reach that coveted spot in at least a year!!!!

Making money from Instagram and Pinterest – Pitching to local companies and Advertisers

After this, you can start looking for brands that will pay you for your Instagram and Pinterest posts.

If you have somehow managed to reach a million of followers, like popular artiste like Spice and PopCaan (Grizzle, 2018, April 15), you’ll already have brands approaching you for partnerships, so you probably don’t need to read on.

But for emerging influencers with at least 100,000 to 500,000 followers, you’ll have to do the legwork and look for local brands or marketing companies to partner with on your own. This can involve:

  • Sending them email or letters pitching your advertising rates your Instagram or Pinterest page
  • Advertising your Instagram or Pinterest page as mentioned above
  • Placing traditional ads in the Local and Caribbean Newspapers

You’ll have to budget for the marketing, as it can be costly, running you up to JA$20000 or more for a three month ad campaign. Still there is hope; there are several influencer networks and influencer marketing platforms that accept micro-influencers.

Making money from Instagram and Pinterest – Networks and influencer marketing platforms

Once you join one of the following influencer networks and influencer marketing platforms, they will put you in touch with brands that are in need of relevant influencers.

Here are a few good networks and platforms you can sign up for:

  • Buzzweb – At 5,000 followers, you could join to monetize your Instagram influence. The platform calculates your potential monthly earnings based on the size of your following. You can be a part of as many campaigns as you wish. After your post is approved, you get paid within 24 hours.
  • Fullbottle – This influencer is more for Instagram and Pinterest accounts with high levels of engagement. On this platform, you don’t charge per post but, instead, get paid according to the engagement your content drives. You can bid a certain amount for every like on the Instagram post you create for a brand.
  • Influence – They have more than 1,000 brands across 65+ countries. You can look for ones that you wish to partner with and directly submit an application to join their campaign.
  • TapInfluence – They estimate your monthly earning potential once you create your profile. You choose the topics and subtopics you specialize in, and then set your rate. The platform matches you with brands whose needs match your niche.
  • TRIBE – The process of working with brands on the platform is fairly simple. You just need to find brands that you already use and are a fan of. You can then create a post for that brand and submit it for review. Once approved, you get paid within 48 hours.

In summary, the difficult part about monetizing your Instagram account is growing your following to at least 100,000 to 500,000 active local users.  Follow the tips provided here and within a year, you can overcome this challenge once you have consistent high quality posting relevant and you so a lot of SEO and advertising.

And once you have sufficient followers, you just need to connect with the right brands via Networks and influencer marketing platforms to start earning through Instagram and Pinterest

References

  1. Deer, L. (2016, August 29). How Jamaicans make US$100 monthly from Stock Photography. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2016/08/Jamaicans-US100-Stock-Photography.html
  2. Deer, L. (2017, March 26). How Jamaican can make money online – Flyer Distribution of Shortened URL Links in USA and other Countries. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/flyer-distribution-shortened-url-links/
  3. Deer, L. (2017, August 26). How Jamaicans can advertise for free locally and Internationally. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/jamaica-online-classifieds-ads/
  4. Deer, L. (2017, September 18). How Jamaicans can make US$1000 per month as a Freelancer. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/jamaican-freelancer/
  5. Deer, L. (2018, April 13). How the Facebook Data Scandal involving Cambridge Analytica is a Storm in a Teacup. Retrieved from https://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2018/04/Facebook-Cambridge-Analytica-Data-Scandal.html
  6. Grizzle, S. (2018, April 15). Follow The Money- The Earning Potential Of Social Media For Entertainers. Retrieved from http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20180415/follow-money-earning-potential-social-media-entertainers

SRC National Science and Technology Fair to feature YEDAI project to animate Scientific Innovation in Jamaica

It’s science time people and already the young minds of the future are set in high gear. 200 students and teachers have already participated in 3 ideation sessions held recently in Kingston, Montego Bay and Mandeville.

This was in order to prepare them for the SRC (Scientific Research Council) National Science and Technology Fair (Gunn, 2018, May 14), which is scheduled for June 12, with a registration deadline of May 18. So says the flyer on the SRC Twitter account!

The registration link for competitors and non competitors is listed on this website along with other details: http://www.src.gov.jm/national-science-technology-fair/ . For more info, persons may send an email to steu@src-jamaica.org or they may call 876-927-1771-4.

There is JA$2,000,000 in prizes up for grabs with the winners getting Business support for product developement, effectively allowing the school to generate revenue from their proposed environmental solution.

The forum allowed the participants to:

  • Identify key challenges affecting sectors in Jamaica
  • Develope and discuss possible solutions

Students and teachers were exposed to presenters from various industries. These presenters were chosen to represent the categories of the Science Fair, namely:

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Security
  • Food
  • Agro-processing

Ideas from the discussion were pitched in a series of panel discussions and then analyzed to determine the feasibility as pointed out by Coordinator for the Science and Technology Education Unit at the SRC, Amanda McKenzie, quote: “The sessions really took persons through an idea to determine whether it is really needed in the market, and how it is that they can go all the way through the process of commercialization”.

So why is this format necessary, seeing as it is just a Science fair?

SRC’s National Science and Technology Fair – Youth Employment In The Digital And Animation Industry

Students are not just there to set up nice displays showing off their scientific skills.

The SRC aims to push the innovation engine in Jamaica by encouraging the schools to come up with solutions to problems with an entrepreneurial flair, allowing them to create income in the process.

This is very relevant at this time, as solving environmental problems has to be financially lucrative in order to attract investors, as pointed out by Amanda McKenzie, quote: “For the fair, we don’t want persons to come up with ideas that are not necessarily relevant at this time, so the sessions were to provide that sort of brainstorming session that would first identify the gaps that currently exist, what we can expect in the future, and how it is we can now, through foresight, develop innovative solutions to address these”.

For this reason, the students and teachers had talks with entrepreneurs in the following fields:

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Agriculture
  • Entertainment
  • Photography

These presenters added an entrepreneurial perspective, with representatives from the Montego Bay Marine Park helping the participants to look at the environmental conditions in Jamaica and challenging them to come up with ideas and solutions. This is especially important as so many may not be able to find employment locally.

They may not realize that rather than migrating, they can potentially create economic opportunities by solving environmental problems and getting paid to do so, to quote Amanda McKenzie: “This [entrepreneurship] is important because this is something that we are really pushing for persons, especially for the youth, to get involved in. We realise that there is a high rate of migration, especially for individuals that have attained tertiary-level education, there is a low innovation index in Jamaica, and even in cases where persons have developed items, products and services, there is not enough support, guidance or resources available to them”

Interestingly, Animation, which is already getting as big boost at the CSEC level (Deer, 2016, October), will be a part of the Science Fair, thanks to a partnership with the YEDAI (Youth Employment in the Digital and Animation Industry) project. Combine with entrepreneurship, the SRC mandate is to get the younger generation inspired to enter science and to jumpstart the wheels of innovations.

Here’s the link:

SRC (Scientific Research Council) National Science and Technology Fair

http://www.src.gov.jm/national-science-technology-fair/ .

Email: steu@src-jamaica.org

Tel: 876-927-1771-4.

References:

  1. Deer, L. (2016, October). Jamaica’s US$332 billion dollar Industry heralded in CXC’s Animation and Game Design. Retrieved from https://lindsworthdeer.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/cxcs-animation-and-game-design/
  2. Gunn, T. (2018, May 14). More than 200 Students and Teachers Prepare for Science and Technology Fair. Retrieved from http://jis.gov.jm/more-than-200-students-and-teachers-prepare-for-science-and-technology-fair/