Rumor is, that if you are using more than seven hashtags per photo, Instagram decreases your organic reach and impressions on that photo to decrease spammy behavior and not let Instagram become the next Twitter (they even added a nice new feature in the "Activity" (the heart) tab, where you can see "People" now, making it a little easier to see who followed you, and in turn, if someone who just followed you unfollowed you a few hours later... but that's not the point of this post). Here is what happened to engagement, impressions, reach, and followers when I tried to use seven hashtags per photo.
What do I mean when I say that everything the coaches I looked up to say/do is bullshit?
I mean it's all sales tactics. They are not really "secure" or "philanthropic"; they don't really know what they are doing... and most of their work is just a quick Google search away which terrifies them.
When should I incorporate? How are corporations taxed? How does this compare to running my business as a sole proprietor? I’m only a freelancer. Should I still incorporate? Your most common incorporation questions answered - the Confused millennial
It sounds so easy, but why is it so hard? I can't tell you how many times I've started and stopped a project in my life. How many times I've given up. How many times I've let rejection or others criticism define me.
As a career and business coach I often get consultation requests in which I have prospective clients complete a questionnaire and almost unanimously, the clients talk about fear, uncertainty, or lack of clarity holding them back in their careers or businesses.
This weeks episode of the "Inspiring Millennials" vlog series is with Alyssa Coleman! Alyssa is a Holistic Nutritionist and yoga teacher. During the vlog Alyssa shares her experience in switching career paths, launching a business and the mistakes she made, and how she transitioned to having a successful on-line business. Alyssa gives actionable advice on business and self-care during the interview.
You’ve heard it before: when it comes to landing a job and developing your career, networking is everything. Personal connections will accelerate your professional development in a way that e-mails and ads simply can’t. Networking can be a different kind of challenge for introverts since large networking events can be a bit intimidating and exhausting. There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what introverts are like. Being an introvert just means that I need time in a quiet, peaceful environment to offset the time I spend socializing. Depending on what kind of introvert you are, the amount of alone time you need might be different, but it’s true that we all need it. How do you balance being a young professional who is putting yourself out into the business world and being an introvert?
Well as many of you know from yesterday's Wanderlust Wednesdaypost and my Instagram, I've been traveling across the United States these last two weeks and meeting the most inspiring people! I decided I needed to do a round-up post of some of my favorite entrepreneurs and bloggers who have inspired me in my business so here it goes:
ecently on Instagram somebody asked how to create content your audience will love I think this is an issue that we all struggle with as bloggers or writers. For me, what has personally worked is finding things that I am currently going through. This allows me to feel more passionate about the topic as I write. It makes it a whole heck of a lot easier to infuse my personality when I am excited about something. So how can you be engaging on-line? I want to give you a few ideas for creating content that have worked well with me:
Erica Ligenza is 22-year-old full-time influencer and marketing strategist from the Wharton School with a love for happy people, strong coffee, bold lipsticks and killer branding. She believes in living in your passions and currently works with brands as a content influencer, creates courses for aspiring bloggers and entrepreneurs, and builds brand strategies for savvy business owners. She nerds out over big words and cool documentaries, collecting coffee mugs with quotes, and helping people have branding breakthroughs. She is also the blogger behind www.cominguprosestheblog.com (CUR)!
For those that don’t know: Instagram announced a series of updates that would be rolling out over the next year. You probably hear about the changes in your feed (no longer solely based on chronology, but also on how you engage with people, making it more similar to your Facebook feed), they also announced they would be rolling out Business Accounts! Why are business accounts on Instagram so important?
Kayla Hollatz is a community and branch coach to creative entrepreneurs as well as the founder of Create Lounge, a community whose hub is a weekly Twitter chat.
I first discovered Kayla during Maya Elious's Master Your Market Summit. Kayla's personality will absolutely draw you in! Seriously, just try to not want to be friends with her during this vlog, it's impossible! No wonder she became an expert community coach!
Since college, Sami Kattan has been traveling all over the world and building multiple businesses, including Nomad's Land. He is a talented and skilled videographer and has worked to blend his creative self with his business mind (for any creativepreneurs out there you know that struggle is real!).
I decided I needed to do a quick PSA about e-mail etiquette. It's one of those things that I really struggled to learn as an early twenty something, and often found myself crying and screaming "come back, come back!" Whether its because I sounded dumb, for got something, or wrote something full of typos and emoji's, I've probably made every e-mail mistake in the book! So here are 10 tips to perfect email etiquette for your twenties.
Stefanie O'Connell is a millennial finance expert and published author of "The Broke and Beautiful Life". Stefanie shares her advice for twenty somethings on finances and life. Before becoming a financial expert, Stefanie was an actress, and during the height of the recession circa 2009, Stefanie had a wake up call and decided her life had a new mission: #BreakingBroke. Since then she has been seen on countless publications and uses her experience and wisdom to inspire and educate others. - The Confused Millennial, Inspiring Millennials Series
Over the last two weeks, the topic of personal branding has come up a lot for my audience. Whether you are seeking traditional employment, launching a side hustle, or taking the full leap into self employment a strong personal brand can be a major asset to reaching whatever your career goals are (whether it's a promotion, your next client, or sale).
Kayla Buell is the Lost Gen Y Girl, maybe you've read her blog? Or better yet, her book The Twenty Somethings Guide to the Corporate World? Seriously it is laugh out loud funny, completely relatable, and packed with actionable advice. I wish I had this book when I was starting in the corporate world. It's full of the unspoken language they should've taught us in school.
No matter how many coaches you work with or courses you take, I don't think anything can really prepare you for the roller coaster that is your first course launch.... at least not for me. I just needed to go through the launch in order to learn these lessons, even if people said them to me in the past, they didn't really sink in until I loved it.
As a freelancer or blogger it can be tough to know when to say no to blog marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Most people are trying to figure out how to get sponsored, not how to say no to being sponsored. It starts innocently enough. You decide to create a blog and begin weekly ramblings about your awesome thrift-store-shopping skills. Suddenly, you’re getting offers to write for other outlets and do an occasional styling session here and there. Moneymaking opportunities seem to keep landing in your inbox. It’s hard to decide how to prioritize them or if they’re even a good fit for your brand.
How do you get your photos or graphics from your computer to your phone to upload them on Instagram? Today I wanted to share this Instagram tip with you. There are a lot of ways to get your photo from your computer to Instagram! Something to keep in mind, is ideally you wouldn't email it to yourself since you will lose some resolution this way and your photo could end up looking grainy. Keep in mind that each of these require a few steps, nothing will magically zap a photo to your Instagram (even apps that say they are integrated with Instagram and will "post to Instagram for you" still require you to go in and copy and push a button to get it onto Instagram at the time you want to post it due to Instagram's policies.) So how can you get your photos from your computer to Instagram?
Tayo is the founding editor of BrandEdU and the CEO of UYD Media. Both companies are committed to helping millennials pursue their passions in careers they love while making a difference. His work has been seen on the Huffington Post, Among Worlds Magazine as well as Global Living Magazine. He is an authority on Third Culture Kids and assimilation into new cultures. He is the author of The Ultimate Guide To TCK Living and through his podcast and blog, he is heard and read by thousands of people in over 100 countries.
I am SO excited for the upcoming launch of "Insta-groan to Insta-GAME" my Instagram e-course for business owners and bloggers looking to brand themselves as an Influencer on the 'gram and get in turn make more money and get more sponsorships! So if you haven't already taken advantage of the 50% early bird pricing make sure to get it before the official launch on June 2nd!
Okay so I have been searching high and low for the ultimate social media scheduler solution. I've tried Buffer, I've tried Hootsuite, I've tried Drumup, and was about to try BoardBooster... when I stumbled across ViralTag.
Angela is the definition of a multi-passionate millennial! She's a published author and works to help creative entrepreneurs with digital marketing. Angela provides actionable steps and advice to our listeners on:
WOOHOO! Got the first "Ask Rachel..." Question! I am (HOPING!) to make a weekly feature of "Ask Rachel..." where I answer reader's questions (on ANY topic!) and give some advice (FO FREE!). Submit your questions here!
April is National Stress Awareness Month and this April seems more stressful than any April has before! Is anyone else experiencing drastic life changes lately? I feel like every week a different area of my life is being flipped upside down on it's head, and practicing stress reduction techniques are more important than ever for me!