Late last week Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, said that “Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app … we are focused on video.” Click Here to watch Adam dash the hopes & dreams of content creators who have slaved away building their platforms via the Instagram app. Throughout the video, Mosseri assured us that we CAN post photos on IG but their focus is more … Continue reading BLOGGERLIFE: Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app! What does this mean?
This week’s #BloggerLifeChat discusses FEAR and the Imposter Syndrome! Most times when you think about change or starting a new task, a pinch (or bucket) of fear rises up in you. You start to ask, WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK? Click here to watch What will people think if you decide to start, change, or try? That’s not your business to wonder, it’s your business to … Continue reading #BloggerLifeChat: What will people THINK?
As a Digital Entrepreneur, I worried about posting on social media during this time. Should I promote my content? Would I be viewed as shallow? Does anyone care about my fashion posts? The answer is YES! I’d posted during personal crisis before and I can take what I learned to post through the COVID CRISIS now.
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How much should you charge for an Instagram post? Whew! That’s a question I get often! Now that I’ve started social media consulting for individuals and entrepreneurs I get lots of questions. Most are centered around making MONEY! For my digital influencers, the desire to work with brands is two-fold: to make money and to create awesome content. Most times, creating awesome content take MONEY and making money comes from creating content.
So, how much should you charge when asked to create content for a brand? Let’s discuss!
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Most bloggers have a day job and use blogging as a side-hustle. It’s me, I’m ‘most bloggers’. Truth of the matter, as lucrative as blogging CAN BE, the most diligent of us are making up to $1000 extra month. Now, I’m not going to scoff at the number, but I can’t pay all my bills with free clothes and a couple dollars in my PayPal.
Today’s #BloggerLifeChat is all about the mystery of the Instagram shadowban! Have you posted an amazing photo that’s getting no feedback? You’ve checked the hashtag and you don’t see your amazing post? You tell friends to check, and they can’t find you either? Well, my friend, you’ve been Shadow Banned! Below we’ll talk about why it happens and what you can do to fix it from happening again.
When you become a blogger-influencer it’s easy to get burned out! We are creating content DAILY, checking analytics, fielding emails, and representing yourself as TALENT! Yup, after awhile you’ll want to take a break – but you don’t want followers to lose interest.
Did you hear the tale of the popular influencer who couldn’t launch her t-shirt ‘brand’? Yeah! It’s wild and totally true! Last week, instagram influencer, Arii, posted (and deleted) that she launched her clothing line, needed to sell 36 shirts, and didn’t fulfill her goal despite having more than 2 million followers! She then claimed, that ‘the Influencer Bubble is bursting’ just because she didn’t … Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: The influencer who couldn’t sell 36 shirts!
In 2019 I set a goal to speak at more events and teach more people the business of blogging and social strategy. So, I’m excited to announce that I’m a speaker at the Nashville Blogging Collective’s Annual Blogger Bash on July 26th – 28th! Yes, join myself and over 25 blogging experts as we discuss all the aspects of becoming an amazing and successful blogger. … Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: Meet me at the NBC Nashville Blogger Bash!
Last Friday, the streets were buzzing with news that Instagram was testing a feature that would remove likes from posts. THE HORROR! How are we to know if everyone is lusting over our new sneakers, amazing vacation, cute bae, or bangin’ outfit?
The Top Five platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Youtube) all use some sort of ‘like’ system as a way to show engagement from followers. To imagine a world without am IMMEDIATE response to online content is tricky (and almost unheard of). What does this mean for actual blogger-influencers who report those stats to brands? How would we mesure our influence?
Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. A spokesperson from Instagram said that, they are “Exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram . . .” and it, “is something we’re always thinking about.” However, removing likes isn’t happening anytime soon. Instagram is still trying to get rid of FAKE likes and companies who sell non-organic engagement. So, like, put down you torches and pitchforks, calm down, and keep reading. Because, if the option is being discussed, that means changes ARE coming.