SOC App Demo From My Smartphone!

I FINALLY figured it out!

For YEARS, since the SendOutCards (“SOC”) app was first introduced, I have been wanting to show people how the app works from any smartphone. But I could never figure out a way to easily demonstrate the app, without having a few tools or equipment I wasn’t particularly interested in acquiring at the time. Yet, I KNEW, having a way to easily demo the app by video would save everyone time, and would be especially helpful when trying to show it to someone who is no where near me, or who may even be across the country or around the world.

This morning, I discovered (by pure accident) that I could easily accomplish what I have been wanting to do since I first saw it done with technology and equipment I did not have years ago!

Do you know how GEEKED and EXCITED I was?! And Still AM?

Below is my 12th video demo attempt.  It will give you an idea of what all the excitement about the SOC app is about.

If you are on your phone, here is the link for the optimal viewing of the same video below: https://fccdl.in/o53fvF1m5

If watching from your computer, however, you can use the icons on the far right of the video below (they allow you to center and enlarge the video, as well as make it go Full screen).  And the Escape (Esc) key will take you out of Full Screen so you can finish reading how I accomplished this.

 

Loom Screen Share
(Explains how best to view the video above)

 

 

It’s Like Magic!

I realize that I love making screen share videos because I can talk about what I’m looking at on the computer screen to help someone else. Being on camera, you looking at me talking to you, means I need a topic that doesn’t involve my computer screen. I’m not particularly excited by that. LOL

So, from my Android LG Stylo 4 phone, I downloaded the FreeConferenceCall (“FCC”) app. I use that platform for my online meetings and am really loving its ease of use. Same link, all the time.

It only requires a quick download of the viewer file for those watching or participating and it can be opened, saved or run immediately (recommended if you’re trying to join an online meeting at the time you get the join link). And you don’t need to sign up to have your own FCC account to watch someone else’s online meeting. Just click a join link like mine:

https://www.freeconferencecall.com/join/experthelpdesksupport
So after downloading the FCC app, I wanted to see whether I could record what I saw on my phone because that’s the only way I can show someone SOC if we’re not in the same room or neither of us have the time to do it.

I successfully recorded right away on the first attempt and was THRILLED!

But I didn’t want my face on camera because I wasn’t yet camera-ready. Besides, and as already stated, my favorite videos to record are of what I see on my computer screen, and now, my phone!

However, my excitement turned to impatience and finally frustration because it took 10 more failed attempts to record my phone screen to show the SOC app because I kept missing a critical step.  And there were NO recordings!

FINALLY, I realized that it wasn’t enough to turn my video on or off (I could see myself in the top right corner of my phone) or even press the Share Screen button between the Phone and Video icons.

The critical step I missed was failing to “Start Recording”!

It is an option under the hamburger menu (the 3 horizontal lines in the top left of my phone).

And that obvious step is NOT readily visible from the main screen where the Phone, Share Screen and Video icons are.

“Stop Recording” is also under that same hamburger menu so you will actually HAVE a recording once you end the meeting!

DUH!  {Insert Facepalm Here} … LOL

Anyway, it is not a perfect demo, but I hope you saw . . . and could see . . . the endless possibilities when you get your own free SOC app. You can click the first banner in the right sidebar (from a computer you should see it), or simply go to http://GreetingCardsFromHome.com.

If you’re on your phone when you click that link, you’ll be taken to the Play or iTunes Store to download the SOC app.

However, if you are on your computer when you click to that link, you’ll be taken to my referral site online where you can still send 2 cards to someone you care about. My gift to you. It’s my treat and pleasure!

WORK . . .

Every day we have to do it. Scripture says you do not eat if you do not/will not “WORK”. But what does it really mean to “WORK”?

Surely we weren’t born to spend 8-12 hours of our days/nights away from the place we pay to live in, and the people we live with, to go somewhere else to help others make money. But it’s what millions do at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year.

“WORK” has lots of meanings, and most involve an exchange of time, to complete tasks, for a set amount of money. But there is also “WORK” that doesn’t quite fit that definition, and in some cases involves an inordinate amount of time, AND there is no immediate (or any) money forthcoming! But the intention and hope is always there.

“Working online” is an exertion of energy and effort to create something saleable out of thin air without an immediate payday. The intention and hope is people will want to buy what is being offered. But there is no guarantee that happens, so we who “work online” persist anyway until it does. Otherwise, the only other alternative we have is to get a “real” J-O-B!  LOL

As I contemplate my “WORK” options every morning I am blessed to wake up, I know driving Uber pays immediate money. But it’s raining this morning, and I’d rather not drive in the rain. However, there are people who do not have the option to not go to their J-O-B because it’s raining. So, I can decide to help those who must show up somewhere by getting them safely to their “WORK”.

Above all, however, is how grateful I am that I do not HAVE to be somewhere by a certain time, doing tasks that have no real value to me, around people I’d probably rather not be around, all so I can take home whatever others choose to compensate me, based on their agenda, instead of my own.

That’s FREEDOM to me! But it also means uncertainty with regard to finances. Because no matter how much I drive, there’s no predictable amount that I can be assured of earning daily, and no way to know how many hours it will take to achieve my target goal. It’s all totally up to me as to how much I can, and do, earn. I LOVE that I can set an income goal daily and usually meet it. It’s just tougher on days like today when it is raining and expected to continue through the afternoon. I’m just not feeling in a hurry to get out there!

SO, my other “WORK” option is doing what I’m doing right now . . . writing this blog post. There’s no immediate money attached to it, but it’s part of ‘working online’. Putting one’s self out there, by any means necessary, hoping to capture eyeballs, and interest people who could benefit from what is being offered.

That’s what we, who “work online”, do. And it’s true, some do it much better than others. But I also know that the more energy and effort (the “WORK”) put in, the more likely our intentions and hopes become reality. We absolutely have to believe that. Otherwise, we have to go get a ‘real job’. And at my age, I have too much evidence that it’s not going to happen in a timely or painless manner, and certainly not for the amount of income I’m looking to earn.

Therefore, I will continue to split my waking hours between driving Uber for the immediate cash, and doing all I know to do online to bring awareness to my existence, experience, expertise and excitement about helping those who could see a benefit to working with me.

So . . . How might I be of assistance to You?

Let’s Talk and find out!