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.
In today’s world, where many industries are still very male-dominated, being able to “make it” as a woman means having to learn how to successfully navigate disproportionately male workplaces, such as investment banking to today’s top money making STEM professions, the ratio of women in the workplace, and those rising to the “top” is less than ideal. In fields such a higher education as well, where people often assume gender-neutrality and equality, women only hold 31 percent of full professors at postsecondary institutions. In fact, the higher one goes in the educational system, the fewer women are present. Check out these five tips for succeeding in a male dominated workplace.
Even though social media use varies from one person to the next, anyone looking to make a good impression in today’s world should be mindful of how they present themselves online. Each of us is familiar with the standard rules of online etiquette and knows generally to be conscious of what we post. However we often forget the simpler, more insidious social media mistakes that we might not realize are hurting our job prospects and even relationships with our current colleagues.
How are you supposed to know when it’s time to make a career change? Maybe what you thought was going to be ground-breaking work in college didn’t quite turn out how you thought it would. Or maybe you were unsure all along and were forced to make a decision but now you’re ready to make a better choice for yourself. Whatever your reasons, changing your career path in your 20s is definitely doable!
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?
Veronica Chung loves creating new adventures, meeting new people, breathing inspiration into others, and sharing her transformational journey. She’s always hunting for beauty around the world and using various mediums to share it. In 2015, she won awards from the Soul-Making Keats Literary Contest in both memoir vignette and humor. She’s living in the Bay Area in California while in the process of publishing her first book.
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!
Any tips for the workforce transition and how to find balance between work, school and finding your own passion outside of it all? If you're anything like I was... I was itching by the end of my last year in college to get to "the real world" - I think it was more of the unknown of what laid ahead that had me itching, than actually wanting to be out of college. I wanted to "just know" what was going to happen post-college life.
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.
I am a creative, but it took me a long time to realize and embrace this part of myself. When I was a little girl, I was constantly writing short stories and drawing. I loved it. Then fear kicked in and I stopped showing off my work. Fear has crippled me on and off for years. I would start painting, have a stack of finished or half finished work, that and decide to throw it away rather than display or show them off. I would start a blog, then stop after a month. I've been "working on" a book for the last nine years. I was terrified to have any of my work judged (heck if you go on The Confused Millennial's Instagram page (formerly my personal page) you will barely see a single selfie out of fear of judgement!). Even in keeping up with this blog in it's infancy, I am scared I will get writer's block again and quit.
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.