Trying to grow your Instagram? Here are lessons I learned from my first 2500 Instagram posts: 1. There is no such thing as “bu...

Trying to grow your Instagram? Here are lessons I learned from my first 2500 Instagram posts: 1. There is no such thing as “building a following”, there is only leading and inviting people to follow along. 2. Finding our voice takes reps, probably a lot more than we expect. 3. We don’t have to be comedians to entertain people. In a world of manufactured appearances a person truly being themselves will be fun for at least some people to watch. Refer back to #2 for what that takes. 4. Some people are looking for things to distract them, others are looking for things to engage them. Serve the latter, don’t pander to the former. 5. Haters stand out, but they are the minority. Most people are very decent and the few that aren’t are scared. 6. Many fans are silent. Not everyone who likes our content always “likes” our content. 7. The best posts are the ones people save. 8. Think of the whole account as a holistic body of work for a single person, not just a bunch of posts for a bunch of people. What outcome would one person get if they went through every post? 9. Our bio has a lot to do with how many likes convert to followers, especially the first line. 10. Making good content serves your audience but making LOTS of good content grows it. Instagram is a publishing company that relies on a few of us to create most of the experience for the rest of us so it incentivizes the people who create the most best stuff. 11. Never let #10 be a reason to sacrifice quality. 12. There are no shortcuts. Thoughtfulness takes time. The discipline to be thoughtful with a small audience is the price of admission to a larger one. 13. Growth hacking (buying followers, engagement, etc.) is like abusing steroids - you may grow but you are much more likely to get hurt. I almost destroyed my account with one bad experience of this early on that cost me 2 years. I was able to hit reset, purge 150K followers, start over, and (barely) save it. I got lucky. 14. People look at metrics, even if we wish they didn’t. Having a large following that engages is instant credibility. 15. Verification is a mystery. Open to suggestions. ???????? ~~~ Your financial outlook is ready to improve! For more information please visit The Success Path Fast Track! - 

Trying to grow your Instagram?

Here are lessons I learned from my first 2500 Instagram posts:

1. There is no such thing as “bu...

Trying to grow your Instagram?

Here are lessons I learned from my first 2500 Instagram posts:

1. There is no such thing as “building a following”, there is only leading and inviting people to follow along.

2. Finding our voice takes reps, probably a lot more than we expect.

3. We don’t have to be comedians to entertain people. In a world of manufactured appearances a person truly being themselves will be fun for at least some people to watch. Refer back to #2 for what that takes.

4. Some people are looking for things to distract them, others are looking for things to engage them. Serve the latter, don’t pander to the former.

5. Haters stand out, but they are the minority. Most people are very decent and the few that aren’t are scared.

6. Many fans are silent. Not everyone who likes our content always “likes” our content.

7. The best posts are the ones people save.

8. Think of the whole account as a holistic body of work for a single person, not just a bunch of posts for a bunch of people. What outcome would one person get if they went through every post?

9. Our bio has a lot to do with how many likes convert to followers, especially the first line.

10. Making good content serves your audience but making LOTS of good content grows it. Instagram is a publishing company that relies on a few of us to create most of the experience for the rest of us so it incentivizes the people who create the most best stuff.

11. Never let #10 be a reason to sacrifice quality.

12. There are no shortcuts. Thoughtfulness takes time. The discipline to be thoughtful with a small audience is the price of admission to a larger one.

13. Growth hacking (buying followers, engagement, etc.) is like abusing steroids - you may grow but you are much more likely to get hurt. I almost destroyed my account with one bad experience of this early on that cost me 2 years. I was able to hit reset, purge 150K followers, start over, and (barely) save it. I got lucky.

14. People look at metrics, even if we wish they didn’t. Having a large following that engages is instant credibility.

15. Verification is a mystery. Open to suggestions. ????????

~~~

Your financial outlook is ready to improve! For more information please visit The Success Path Fast Track! -