WELCOME to a New Year, New Decade, New You....yes, yes, yes. It's here. New Decade or not, though, one thing is for certain: we keep making resolutions and we keep breaking them. Ninety-two percent of us will make resolutions this year, yet again, and only 8% will supposedly keep them (or at least that's what … Continue reading Don’t Do Resolutions: Pick One Word Instead
Whether you're a very small business or an established, large corporation, here are two simple pointers on #customerservice we think are important for everyone to remember. First is a quote to tack up on your wall that we absolutely LOVE. It's from the Chief Talent Officer for Netflix, Patty McCord. "Over the years, we learned that if … Continue reading Two Simple Pointers for Customer Service to Remember
That's right - we made it to Year Three! Can you believe it? Time flies when you're having fun, eh? We've certainly enjoyed the ride - challenging and crazy as it's been. You wanna know the number one thing I've learned as an entrepreneur this year? The POWER of GRATEFULNESS. My word of the year … Continue reading What I learned in Year 3 of Business
If you've never posted an Instagram story before, you're missing out! It's an excellent way to get extra visibility with your followers. Think of stories like the "snack" in between the meals (which are your Instagram posts). It's the thing that helps keep you top of mind, keep a connection going with your followers, even … Continue reading How to start using Instagram Stories
For those of you in our special 8-Day #HelloFallChallenge, we had a great Loop Friday last week, didn't we? Thanks for taking part in that oh-so-fun experiment with us! We wanted to see if everyone got at least 3 other small business owners / small biz lovers involved with the loop, could we get everyone … Continue reading How to get REAL followers that matter to your business on Instagram
Have you ever noticed those IG accounts that have tens of thousands of followers out of nowhere and clearly are using messenger bots, have bought followers (or paid for follower services) and just seem to have massively explosive inorganic growth? We don't do that here. Not inorganic growth anyways. Here at ADS, we believe in … Continue reading Instagram Business Tips: Using Quick Replies as Authentic Alternative to Messenger Bots
when's the last time you checked the link in your bio? As you have probably figured out by now, you can't include clickable links in your post. So, that means you're going to always have to tell people to go to the link in your bio. It's just the easiest way to get people to … Continue reading Optimize your Instagram Link (in your bio)
Take a look at your Instagram bio right now. What does it say? Is it informative? Intriguing? After people look at your picture and name, the bio's the next place people look to figure out if they want to follow you (or keep following you) and why. This is a very critical area for you … Continue reading How to optimize your Instagram bio
Yesterday in our #HelloFallChallenge (an 8-day Instagram Challenge we're doing now), we all did introductory posts, most starting with "Hello, my name is." Today, I want you to now consider the importance of your actual name on Instagram. Remember, people will be searching for you by your business (or personal brand) name largely but how … Continue reading Do you know the power of your Instagram name?
I know you see hashtags all the time, but do you know how to really get the most out of them for your account? It takes time, but you can eventually learn which hashtags are drawing followers to you, what the most popular and effective tags in your industry are, how many tags are appropriate … Continue reading Use the power of hashtags for audience growth and to attract the right audience!