Networking on the Gram 101

Instagram is one of the best social media platforms for networking when done properly.

For networking to work properly both parties should mutually benefit.

Below are my tips for reaching out to others to collaborate and do the popular shout out for shoutout (sfs).

1) Do your homework.

Make sure any page that you want to collaborate with is in the same market.

For example, if your page is based on selling weight loss products, you may not want to reach out to a popular shoe page. Their followers would not benefit from your information if they have targeted their audience properly.

Think of pages that would complement your current market so it's mutually beneficial.

2) Don't cold contact.

Engage with the page before you attempt to do any networking.

One of my personal pet peeves is for someone to ask for a sfs out of the blue.

If I've never seen you on my page whether it be with likes or comments, I'm not interested. Many pages have loyalty shoutouts for people who are often active, or with simple engagement, they may find your content interesting enough to share without you needing to ask to be shared.

3) Check contact methods.

DM, KIK and Email are popular forms of contact for IG, but some pages don't like to receive DM messages or perhaps track all of their information through email contact.

The preferred contact method will often be listed in their bio, take the time to check it out.

Oftentimes, when you reach out and no response is received you may not have used the proper contact method.

4) Make sure your page is ready for the prospective followers/clients.

If you only post every 2-3 days, you don't have a very active page.

From a collab standpoint, if your page won't equally contribute to the process, you should wait until your page is up to it.

It's not always about how many followers you have to be beneficial.

Many new pages that are actively putting the effort into their brand and following have more active followers than say a larger page that doesn't interact well.

Hope these were helpful, happy branding, let me know if you have any questions!!! Check out The Ultimate Guide to Instagram 2.0 for more strategies on how to grow your Instagram page.

Cici

30+ Content Ideas For Instagram and Periscope

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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

4 Plans Every Business Should Have

4 plans every business should have

Beginning a business can come with what seems to be an overwhelming to do list. Some may want to skip corners and just complete the bare minimum, which in my opinion just makes more work in the long run. I have narrowed down what I consider to be 4 essential plans to have in place when your goal is for your small business to succeed.

Listed below is an overview:

The Business Plan

What are the what, whens, hows, and whys of your business? Having this plan detailed and in place gives your brand/business direction, as well as focus. Need a business plan template?

The Branding Plan

What is your brand identity?What is your brand voice? What need does your brand fill? How do you want to be viewed  by potential clients or other businesses?

The Marketing Plan

You have great products, but how do you get them to your ideal client, better even who is your ideal client? What is your market niche? What ways do you advertise to be the most effective? This plan will help you ensure that your product is being seen by the ones who need and will buy it.

The Profit Plan

Putting it altogether, how will you be profitable? What are your profit goals and how will you achieve them?

Do you need help creating one of the above plans for your business? Contact Me.

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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