Hello, Gorgeous! With the How To Grow Your Instagram E-Course launched this week (and only available for 6 more days!) I thought I would share with you my Instagram timeline from 189 followers to over 20,000 Blush Babes and counting!
Why am I sharing this with you ladies?! I’m sharing this info so you know it’s TOTALLY possible to grow your fashion blog community via social media even though there’s tons of fashion bloggers out there! In my E-Course I’m sharing all my tips, tricks, and Instagram strategies to help you grow your social media influence!
Sound good?! Let’s get started!
February 22, 2015
My first blog post is published and I know that I have to start using social media as a way to help promote my brand. I figure Instagram is the best resource and try and figure out a picture to post.
I don’t know what to say in the caption, how to captivate an audience with a caption, or how important hashtags are.
I’m pretty sure I only used three or four hashtags and a very brief description about how my blog was launching. I got 22 likes and to me that was the BIG TIME. Typically, a picture of mine wouldn’t even hit the 10 likes mark so this was double my average.
I considered this a great success and was excited about this new journey I had started! At this time I had no idea that there were certain strategies I could implement and simple tips that would expand the Blush Babe community even more.
Oh but I would find out;).
It’s been about a month of blogging and using Instagram and I haven’t answered any comments that people have left on my pictures, nor have I taken the time to write on any other fashion bloggers handles. I told myself that none of the top fashion bloggers respond to comments and I wanted to emulate those fashion bloggers. They were the top fashion bloggers so obviously they knew what they were doing (right?!).
I learned the hard way that not responding to comments left on my Instagram pictures is not the right answer. Answering comments people leave is a simple, yet AMAZING way to let people know you care and to thank them for taking the time to write such a sweet comment. This doesn’t mean you have to respond to every single comment ever left on your Instagram, because that would be exhausting! But, if you take the time to respond to as many as you can (as time permits) throughout the day people will see you are making the effort!
I finally reach the 1,000 followers mark and could not be more excited. From March to October I really started to study Instagram and what makes some handles successful and what makes others not as successful.
The first week of February I reached the 10,000 followers mark and I was in disbelief! I could not believe that the Blush Babe community had grown SO much in such a short period of time.
From Instagram I was able to collaborate with brands like Coach and Dove!
After I reached the 10,000 followers mark I started growing (on average) 100 people a day or more! I never changed the strategies that I implemented in October and continued with my business plan!
In just three short months my Blush Babe community DOUBLED on Instagram going from 10,000 to 20,000 followers! I was so excited and knew that I had a proven business model to help grow other fashion bloggers Instagrams!
I decided as a way to celebrate this milestone on Instagram I would create an E-Course laying out exactly what I did to grow my Instagram so fast with SO many other fashion bloggers out there and it’s finally here!
I am beyond excited to share with you ladies an Instagram E-Course created by a fashion blogger FOR fashion/lifestyle bloggers! I strongly believe in helping other women achieve their goals and I am so passionate about building this Blush Babe community into a group of women who also love helping others achieve their goals!
- How to pick an Instagram theme that ties in perfectly with your fashion blog (and the brand you are building around it!)
- Explaining what a posting goal is AND how to create one for you!
- Pages of tips on how to make sure you have fresh content every single week to share on Instagram.
- The BEST cameras to use to post amazing quality pictures (that are within a reasonable budget)!
- How to track your Instagram analytics and why this is so important.
- The top 5 things you need to do everyday to grow your Instagram community.
Are you ready to grow YOUR Instagram?! Let’s do this, ladies!