Instagram Challenge

instagram challenge

Instagram Challenge – FREE

I just started running a Free Instagram Challenge over in my Facebook Group.

I wanted to help more businesses get more consistent with posting on their social media and get more comfortable with it. Instagram can be a fabulous place to build new relationships and get more eyes on your products or services.

Instagram is a very visual platform, so your images on there will need to stand out.

When is the best time to post on Instagram?

There isn’t a best time really, it depends on your audience and what times you think they’re most likely to be hanging out on Instagram. For me, it’s during school hours when mums are busy working on their business and then again in the evenings when the children are in bed. But I also post at other times, to catch other audiences.

As long as you are posting on Instagram consistently, then you’ll start attracting new people.

Do hashtags really make a difference?

Errrrrm YEAH! If you’re not using hashtags in every single post, then you’re missing out on your posts showing up in peoples feeds.

You will want to vary your hashtags and use them daily. I generally spend a bit of time every couple of weeks (or so) doing a little hashtag research. I will show people how to do this in my Facebook Group where the Free Instagram Challenge is taking place. It’s really pretty simple. You can join the group HERE.

How do I help businesses with their social media?

I probably don’t advertise enough, i am generally posting tips for other businesses to make use of. So here is a little information on how i help businesses grow on social media.

I provide various services, anything from a social media review at just £49, to content packages for your chosen social media platforms right through to running your social media. I also provide a blogging service.

Every business has a different budget and I try and accommodate their budget. As with anything, you get what you pay for. If you pay me a review, that’s what you get – a review. You won’t get a marketing calendar for that.

If you pay me hundreds of pounds, i will make sure your social media is consistent, spot on, marketed to your target audience and answer all comments and queries.

If you’d like to work with me, add me on Linkedin Here and then message me once I accept our request.

JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

Instagram tips

Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

Instagram tips that will help you grow your Instagram by making a few tweaks to your profile. This social media platform is a very visual platform, the picture needs to say it all and Then the text.

Instagram Tips 101

  • Ensure your bio says what you do – bullet point format works well. It makes it easy to read. At the bottom you have the option to add a link, pop a link to your website there.
  • Post often, not when you remember. Instagram is such a busy place (as are all social networking platforms now) that it’s imperative that you’re super consistent. I post on Instagram at least 3 times a day, 4 if i’m on a roll. The minimum is 2 a day if i’m swamped. But i don’t miss a day.
  • Size is everything they say! In the case of social media, you’re damn right it is! Your images must be the right size for Instagram, otherwise the text will run off the page etc. You want your profile to look professional.
  • Use catchy images that will stop people scrolling to read what you’ve got to say. The best way to do this is either design your own or get someone like myself to design them for you. Do the best for your social media as soon form the start. Don’t dabble, get straight in there. Contact Me Here if you’d like to work together on this.

Hashtag Instagram Tips

My final BIG Instagram tip is hashtags. Instagram is ALL about the hashtags. That’s how we get seen, that’s how we show up in peoples time lines. You can link your Twitter and Facebook profiles to your Instagram account too. I generally don’t post to twitter from there, simply because the image is far too big for twitter. I do post to Facebook though. Instagram hashtag tips

If you’re going to post to Facebook through Instagram, then leave out the hashtags in your post and post them in the comments section of your Instagram post. There is nothing worse than seeing 10+ hashtags on a Facebook post!

Here’s how to research #hashtags!

That little icon at the bottom that looks like a magnifing glass, click on that. Type in hashtags that are relevant to your niche and then click Tags. You’ll get a drop down of hashtags used with those words in. Click the first few. You’ll arrive at the top images for those hashtags.

Next: Click on the images and look at the hashtags used on that post. This bit of research will provide a bunch of new hashtags for you to use. You’ll want to use a few high rolling hashtags, but also smaller ones in order to get seen. When you mix up popular hashtags and less popular hashtags, magic starts to happen.

Consistency Tip

As with anything social media, consistency is always going to be key and secondly what you put out there. Because i do social media in my sleep, i have no trouble getting all these things done regularly. For some it may feel a bit daunting.

Here’s what you do: You pick 2 platforms where you think your audience is hanging out and you get really good at those. You absolutely do not have to be on every social media platform!

Make 2018 the year you do better on Instagram with these few essential Instagram Tips. Good luck.

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How To Grow Your Twitter Followers

How To Grow Your Twitter Followers

Here you’ll read some simple steps on how to grow your twitter followers. Let me just say it straight right off the back, you will Not read here about buying followers, to grow your twitter followers you have to put the work in.

Let’s start with your twitter profile:

So, how is your profile picture looking? Is it catching peoples attentions? This will be peoples first impression and can easily determine whether they’ll hit the follow button. Once you’ve chosen your profile picture, make sure it’s the right size for twitter and make sure it’s a good quality photo, not blurry.

Next: Are you using hashtags in your posts? Most people forget, i am guilty of that too. Don’t use too many, but do use 2-3 good ones per post. Switch them up a little too, don’t use the same ones every time.

Make sure your tweets are readable. What do i mean? Here is an example of one of my tweets: Read here how to avoid these common social media mistakes http://blog.socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk/2016/06/13/social-media-nightmares-avoid/ #socialmedia #businesses

Here is how it would look if it was unreadable:  Read here how to avoid these common #socialmedia mistakes in #business http://blog.socialsuccesswithsonya.co.uk/2016/06/13/social-media-nightmares-avoid/

Some More Tips on How To Grow Your Twitter Followers:

Don’t use hashtags throughout the post, use them at the end to make it readable.

Do not just post links to your blogs and products, you need to create relationships with your audience, post awesome graphics that are the right size for twitter that will grab peoples attentions. Don’t forget to say good morning, good evening, have a great weekend, all the usual day to day stuff. Don’t Be Boring!

grow your twitter followers

Grow Your Twitter Followers ~ Start Today.

Last but not least, don’t forget to ask for the odd retweet and i do mean the Odd retweet. It can’t be more than a couple of times a day, otherwise you’re just begging and that is uncool.

How Can I Help?

I have helped clients grow their twitter followers by using my own strategy, NO not by buying followers, i’ll leave that for the cheapies out there. I target my clients niche and grow their twitter followers. If you are interested in this, Contact Me Here and let’s see what i can do you and your business to grow your twitter followers.

Have an amazing day ~ Sonya

 

Basic Instagram Tips You Need To Master In Your Business

Basic Instagram Tips You Need To Master In Your Business.

Instagram is the biggest photo sharing social media platform available today, so sharing great photos is pretty important. You’d think everyone knows that, but they really don’t. Read these Instagram Tips to get you on the Insta road.

Create a Following.

Well duh, it’s what we opened an In stargaze account for right? To get people to follow us and potentially buy from us. Be sure to connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts to your IG account, helping you build awareness when you share to both those platforms that you exist on IG too. Use relevant hashtags and don’t forget to engage with people (one of the biggest mistakes people make). They throw a picture out there and then disappear. Don’t forget to talk to your audience daily. Read these simple Instagram tips to get you started.

Quick Instagram Tips

Size Matters on Instagram. instagram tips small businesses

Yep you heard me, size maters on Instagram, as it does with all the social media platforms out there. IG photos sizes have increases a bit and you are now able to upload  images at 1936 pixels wide by 1936 pixels high.

What Should i Post on Instagram?

It can’t be all business, business, business. You have to mix is up a little and share a bit of business and a bit of fun. With social media you are always telling a story and people connect with this. Not everyone wants to see what you have eaten that day and seriously, pictures of your food is so last century. But for instance you could post a picture of a pet or a cute animal picture (even if you’re not much of an animal person) but so many people are and it is relatable.

Have a Posting Plan.

It may seem silly, but plan when you are going to post. I personally recommend no more than 2-3 posts a day and i post morning, noon and then later in the evening. Plan what you are posting too. Planning on social media is the key to success, not fudging it.

If reading Instagram tips isn’t helping you understand Instagram, let us help you set up your Instagram Here, then we can help you manage it if you need us to.

 

Top Instagram Hashtags To Grow Your Followers

Top Instagram Hashtags To Grow Your Followers and Business.

It’s all about the numbers right? You start your business and want to grow your fans and followers (only natural of course) But be patient and do it the right way. Don’t use these companies that offer to add 1000 followers for for £5/$, that’s the cheat way and these fans won’t be targeted.

So Let’s Talk Instagram Hashtags shall we?

It’s all about the hashtags when it comes to Instagram and you’ll be

top Instagram hashtags

Use Top Instagram Hashtags To Get More Followers and Sales.

wanting to know which topmost Instagram hashtags are current and new i guess? Ok, so there are a couple of sites that you can check which instagram hashtags rank highly. Top Hashtags (my preferred one) is one company and another is Top Like Tags.

These sites will help you choose which tags are best to use and which top instagram hashtags are current in your niche. You want to be using popular hashtags in your niche, so that you gain targeted followers, ultimately we want to sell to people who want our services right? No point in me advertising meat to a vegan right? You get my point. So think about which hashtags you are using. We’re in the social media marketing business, so very unlikely to target people who love pizza.

To get you started, here are the current (as of today) most used top Instagram hashtags.
1 #fashion    Posts: 288,558,360
2 #like4like  Posts: 267,855,715
3 #friends    Posts: 241,309,533
4 #smile       Posts: 225,844,788
5 #instamood Posts: 183,917,400
6 #follow4follow Posts:177,596,330
7 #amazing    Posts: 172,433,564
8 #style           Posts: 170,034,837
9 #family       Posts: 169,074,937
10 #nofilter   Posts: 161,656,651

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