Top Instagram Mistakes, How to Correct, How to Avoid Them

top instagram mistakes and how to avoid them

Top IG Mistakes

How to Correct, How to Avoid

1.  Making Your Instagram Account Private

The ideal situation is for followers to find your Instagram page, like, comment, and eventually become a customer/client. A private page is a turn off for one main reason. Why should I be forced to follow just to see a product you want to sell?

Instagram can be viewed as one big window shopping experience when it comes to businesses, there are many potential followers that may find you through tags or referrals. They may like or comment on your content, there are still more who may never follow but will still utilize your services. A private page halts all activity that can be beneficial. Unless someone is just adamant to know what you offer, most will leave a private page quickly.

Private requests also have to be approved, which depending on when it was sent can take up to a day to receive an approval. When was the last time you waited a day to view something and still remembered or wanted it?

2. Posting images too close together.

Posts should be allowed to “breathe” so to speak. Most comments or likes will occur in the first hour. Keep in mind that you are not the only account being followed. Posting images too close together limits the exposure a certain pic may receive as well as you push your own content down. No one likes to feel spammed either, it a page posts 5-10 images back to back most are likely to feel overwhelmed and often unfollow. Schedule at least an hour to two in between posts.

3. Ignoring comments.

No one likes to feel ignored.  That’s the long and short if it. It doesn’t matter if you have 50 or 50,000 followers, you should carve out time to answer their comments as much as you can. Of course some can’t be avoided, i.e. a customer posts on an image 56 weeks old and you never see it. For the majority make it a point at least once a week, to review your last week of images for new comments that may have been missed. Even if its a few days, a potential client will appreciate the effort over never getting a response.

4. Inconsistent or Repetitive.

A double-edged sword here, you can under post as well as overpost. Presenting a clear, stable view of your business is ideal. It builds trust and consistency. People buy from brands that they feel comfortable and secure with. There should not be days, much less weeks without new content being posted. Present a varied view,pushing your services is ok, but focus on the overall customer experience. A page that is Buy, Buy, Buy won’t achieve the desired effect and seems quite disingenuous.

5.Hashtags.

Hashtags and business go hand in hand. Instagram is made for hashtags. It opens your posts to the widest audience. People search hashtags more than they search people. Relevant tags will draw the right people to your page.

Looking over this list what are some things you see can be improved your page? Leave any questions below! To learn more, head over to The Ultimate Guide to Instagram!



 

30+ Content Ideas For Instagram and Periscope

Hey, hey, hey!!

We're talking about content today which I've heard can be the bane of an online business if you are stumped for ideas! If you missed the Periscope class you can grab the 45-minute class and full 36 idea list here:

30+ Content Ideas For Your Online Brand.

From the feedback on the class here are the top four content prompts you can use to grow your audience and influence in the coming weeks.

#1- Top Accounts In Your Niche Market.

Sharing top accounts works well by acknowledging people you admire and want to share with your audience. In some cases pages, you highlight may return the favor, and it's a win-win situation for everyone. 

#2-Behind the Scenes as A Full-Time and Part-Time Entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship is different for everyone. Many people are interested in the day to day happenings. They use these as inspiration and tips for managing their own time. Show how you set your day up, what are daily tasks, how do you manage your time, projects you're working on, etc.

#3-  Why do you use Periscope/Instagram for your brand and what others can learn.

People watch success from afar and wonder how they can implement certain habits others have used to increase their success. Sharing why you use certain platforms and how you utilize them provides your audience with an opportunity to share what works for you in some cases it allows you to receive motivation from your audience. 

#4- The Last Book I Read...

Readers are leaders, share with your audience what's gracing your bookshelves or books you want to read. Great books are another conversation starter that can increase engagement on your page.

Need more ideas? Click here:

https://sixfigchick.samcart.com/products/30-content-ideas-periscope-and-list/ for 32 more ideas and video! 

Happy Content Planning! 

30 plus content ideas for periscope and instagram

How Do You Define YOUR Success?

how do you define your success

What's up Rich Chick!!

Today's blog was supposed to be on rebranding, but something else was on my heart.

We live in a "look what I have age" and often it's easy to get caught up in seeing what others have, and using their standards as a measure to set our own goals.  Sadly, we end up chasing many material possessions or social statuses that at the heart of ourselves truly don't mean anything to us. We let others decide what success truly is and, in the end, we're the ones disheartened.

How do you decide what influences your goals or whom to measure yourself against?

How do you define what is truly success for you?

Make a list.

What does being successful mean to you. This list is private so you don't have to share it with anyone or feel as if you'll be judged for being under/over aspirational, this is solely what it means to YOU.

 

Maybe a certain tax bracket has never appealed to you, but having the freedom to be able to travel the world at your leisure does. Would you be ecstatic to tell the next Sallie Mae representative exactly where they can go, and happily pay off the full loan? Perhaps you want to have a secure future for your kids or pay all of your bills up for the next year. Success could mean replacing the income you currently have at your 9-5 with your own creative business.

 

Freedom, Security, Peace of Mind?

 

What drives you and ultimately makes you happy? The answers to these questions are what should be the basis of your definition for success, nothing else.

Why Do You Need A Business Coach?

do you need a business coach

So, you see them all around the internet. Marketing, Business and Brand Coaches. What exactly is their purpose and do you need one?

First of all coaches are great, if you have the right fit. Coaches are a great sounding board but overall I feel their purpose is to help guide you.

For Business coaching, if this is your first business and you're lost on where to begin in regards to making profits, displaying your information, turning interested parties into sales, you may want to consider a coach. A coach will help you form a plan and be able to give you an unbiased set of eyes to look at your business. Oftentimes using family as a sounding board or for constructive criticism can be counterproductive. You need truthful answers in how to develop your business. Most family members may feel hard pressed to tell you an idea won't work. On the other hand maybe your family doesn't support you.

Having a great coach will help you sort through what ideas are feasible and which are better left on the drawing room floor. Coaches can provide accountability for actions as well as give you deadlines that left unchecked you may give yourself slack on. They can create a plan for you to follow but also make changes along the way that will help you step out of your comfort zone, but also adapt to your needs.

Be mindful. Not all coaches have the same teaching style and you need someone you can work with over an extended period of time. If you personalities don't mesh well, don't feel as if you have to make it work. Find someone else. Do your research, and know there is nothing wrong with getting help.

On your road to success,a coach is just one of the many tools you can use to make your business profitable. My 90 Day Coaching program is now open, you need a coach to take you to the next level click here! Don't end 2016 the way you began it, invest in your business today. Click here for more information.

 

How I Started Making Money Online...

Before I became the six figure chick, or even had dreams of six figure anything I was just like many of you. In a job that didn't care about me, no chances of growing with the company because I could barely stand coming in each day, making just enough money to live paycheck to paycheck, and overall just not very happy. Making ends meet seemed to mean after giving a place I didn't like more time than I spent with my family every two weeks there was still barely enough in my bank account to treat someone to the 2 for $20 at Applebee's. Bills got paid, but I wasn't living, I was simply getting by. Sound familiar?

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