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 Instagram Challenges we do ("Hello Fall" and "Hello Spring" so far), we have a great time with Loop Friday, don'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 … 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
In our Hello Fall and Hello Spring Challenges we do (8-day Instagram Challenges for small biz owners and small biz lovers), we have participants start with 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 … 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!
Now's the time to join in the fun! Doesn't it seem like 2019 has absolutely flown by? And what does your Instagram have to show for it - lackluster results? Say no more. I get it. That's why I'm so glad to officially invite you to the #HelloFallChallenge: eight days of Instagram fun with all the juicy … Continue reading Ready to turn over a new leaf with your Instagram? Check out the #HelloFallChallenge
How do you create a powerful business name? You start with (1) homework, (2) brainstorming with friends (preferably with a bottle of wine), (3) remembering what NOT to do and (4) following these 6 best tips on how to name your business. Some of these you might be surprised by! Check this out and share … Continue reading Tips on Naming Your Business: How to Create a Powerful Business Name
This one is for the non-profits - especially those who volunteer for them (like I do). If you've ever been asked to get involved with planning and executing an awards show for a non-profit, this video was tailor-made for you. I now have two successful non-profit award shows under my belt that I've gleaned experience … Continue reading Planning an Awards Ceremony? Start here. (Includes Free Checklist)