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.
Let’s discuss how and why we should post through crisis.
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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.
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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.
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On this weekend’s #Bloggerlifechat (hosted on my instastory, every Saturday – follow me) I discussed the importance of planning your social media/blog content and staying consistent. It’s really important to keep giving the people what they want and doing it on a consistent basis. And, since it’s the beginning of the month, it’s a perfect time to plan your content for the month. Publishing content for the sake of publishing content is useless – but publishing with a purpose is the key to success and sanity.
Below, are some notes from Saturday’s chat. Do you plan your content every month? Has it helped you? Let’s discuss!
In this week’s #Bloggerlife post, we’ll discuss recycling content. As online influencers it’s easy to get stressed about creating new and amazing content. All the ‘gurus’ tell you to have the best photos, the most amazing and engaging captions, and a blogpost with the perfect keywords for SEO optimization. While those are true, sometimes you’ll post and not get the views your content deserves. That’s when it’s time to recycle!
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Did you decided to put some real effort into your blog? Check out these 5 steps to help you blog better in 2019! Continue reading 5 Ways to Be a Better Blogger in the New Year!
Nashville Curves is successfully launched and completed. I’m so excited that the Facebook page is up and running. We have more than 100 active members and we are growing by the day.
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Much like writer’s block, a blogging plateau is when the content you create isn’t bringing the readership you desire. Click the link for FIVE TIPS to get you out of your rut! Continue reading #BLOGGERLIFE: 5 tips to get you out of your blogging rut!
How do you produce amazing blogs when you have zero dollars in your bank account? Let’s talk about it! ‘I love us FOR REAL!’, but a lot of bloggers are BROKE. Don’t let these photos fool you. Sometimes, the blog barely gives you enough money for a cup of coffee. Below, I give you FIVE tips to help turn a profit, gain popularity, and not … Continue reading #Bloggerlife: Blogging while BROKE!