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5 Tips to Successfully Collaborate with Other Instagrammers

Collaborating with instagram influencers does not have to be scary and can be a great way to explode your business growth this year! Learn how to easily reach out and work with influencers to grow your reach and maximize your income. We walk you through our simple and easy steps.

How to Find Your Instagram Aesthetic

If you’ve found yourself getting all caught up in what other business owners are posting (I’ve been guilty of this, too!), take it as a sign to take a step back and redefine what your signature look will be. It will help you gain confidence in no time!

4 Quick Tips for Shooting Instagram Photos with Your iPhone

While you may not become a full-blown photographer overnight, you don’t need to be in order to start growing your Instagram following and increasing your Instagram engagement.

I’m sharing tips I’ve learned firsthand on how to shoot photos for Instagram with only an iPhone, which is an art in itself.

3 Steps to Help You Grow Your Instagram Without a Huge Blog Following

But what about the rest of us who DON’T already have a large blog audience to bring to Instagram?

What about those who are starting from scratch (or almost scratch)?

When I first started building my Instagram, I had virtually no blog following… well, besides my son and my mom.

I was in a perpetual state of the 24/7 hustle, trying to attract clients while nurturing the few clients I already had. It was hard to produce my best work while constantly worrying that client inquiries might disappear the next month.

It wasn’t until I made a few intentional tweaks to my Instagram feed while building a strong strategy that I started to alleviate some of that stress.

To my surprise (and delight), it helped me start booking clients more consistently too because Instagram gave my business a personal touch that larger businesses can’t compete with.  

Everything you wanted to know about hashtags

Creating amazing content is obviously the best way to promote your business online. However, getting it seen can be a little tricky and is also the point. But how do you not only get your content seen with new eyes, but in front of the right ones? The ones who want your services and want to pay your prices?

 

Social Media engagement is key, but it is getting harder and harder to get your audience engaged with your content because with each websites algorithm they have made a secret social media handshake to see if your content is interesting or not. 

 

Part of this secret handshake has to do with the pound sign or AKA # hashtags. 

The number one thing you need to know to stand out on social media that no one will tell you!

Social media is like a sea of information. Great content mixed with spam and things that are not relevant at all. It is probably everyone’s number one time sucker and it’s easy to get lost, unconsciously and unintentionally, getting sucked in. Standing out on social media is getting harder and harder by the second. You can’t just post something. You have to post something remarkable and inspiring, that is also short and easy to ready in 10 seconds or less.

 

So why is it so hard to stand out on social media? Do you find yourself saying or feeling?

“There are so many people doing the same thing as me, how am I  going to easily and quickly show that I can do it better?”

“Social media takes too much time. I barely have enough time to edit all my photos.”

“This is all overwhelming, I do not even know where to start.”

“I do not feel comfortable putting myself out there so much and acting like I know what I am doing.”

Free instagram Course for professional photographers!

I get so many questions about my Instagram. You see, about a year ago I only had 900 followers. Most people I had already known from Facebook and high school. But no “fans” or people who would potentially want my photography services.

I wasn’t getting any interaction on my Instagram. No one would like my photos and I definitely was not getting any bookings from Instagram or even any acknowledgment. I would see these other people with so-so photos and info, and they would have a ton of likes and comments. I did what any mature and rational person would do, and with my hairdresser Sara, chalked it up to them buying likes and followers with one of those apps. 

You see, once I hit 900 followers I kind of hit a plateau and my followings stopped. My Instagram was basically stagnant. If I did get likes and comments it was either someone who was trying to grow their Instagram account, or just spam. No one was even excited enough to email me for my pricing!

 

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