Currently, countless articles and blogs are circulating on the internet that share a plethora of information on how you can use social media for your business. Unfortunately, most of them either have outdated advice or offer strategies that haven’t proven to be effective. What you need are strategies that help you grow rapidly rather than wasting your time with mindless testing to see if they work. In this week’s series of posts I will discuss all of this and help you put together a great plan.
So you know those wedding vendors who already had a ton of blog followers before they started using Instagram? Of course, they’re able to build their Instagram to 100k+ followers quickly! Their followers are simply coming from other platforms. 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. 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 …
Um been there, done that. I along with the people mentioned in this article have been on the receiving end of HORRIBLE things said about me on social media (long story, I’ll explain in another article) and all of that, every word said, is still there for the world to see and I can’t do anything about it. What made it more difficult is the negative impact it had on my ability to conduct business for a while causing me a loss. Now I’m not saying that to scare anyone but rather to educate you and to help with that please read HERE.
I bet it is! You’re Instagram gallery that is. Your Instagram gallery is as much a part of your business portfolio as it is an overt marketing tool. If you have attracted some enough to click over and have a look see at your gallery, what they see should captivate them. The look of the page should flow, and be consistently you. Also, you should go through and make sure all of your pics are good! If not, delete. As you look at your gallery, if anything stands out to you that just doesn’t look right or seem to fit at least somewhat with the rest of your gallery, delete it. For that matter, you should do this with your Facebook pages and groups as well!
If you’re anything like me, sometimes I’m overflowing with ideas and creative ideas while other times I’m searching every part of my brain for ideas. Often times I find myself thinking about and wondering how I can use social media more effectively. What do I do when the idea well has run dry? Well turn to those who have great ideas. Instagram is great tool and a large part of how I use it is simply use my to tell people more about me and Pink Media Studio when I send them there. Learn 10 great ideas on how to use Instagram HERE from SocialMediaExaminer.Com.