CHANGING THE GAME WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Everyone with a smart phone knows that Instagram is one of today's hottest and most used social media platforms, + it’s growing in popularity every day. We live in a time where we all love to take photos and upload them to share with the world! (#SELFIE, #YOLO, #AMIRITE)
So, what if I told you I found a way to get paid to #selfie?
Seriously, I wouldn't joke with you about something like that! I grew my Instagram by 1k followers/month + doubled my income! But more about that in a bit...
First, I wanted to chat about a few reasons it’s time to step up your InstaGame!
There are over 400 million active monthly users. It is really easy to find people who are interested in your specific niche and to present them with material that will catch their eye on the spot! Remember, you have a very short amount of time to attract a potential customer, so this is KEY when deciding what types of pictures/video to poston your account.
Along with the massive amount of monthly users, there are more than 75 million people who use Instagram every single day. Of course this number can be much larger on any given day and it can change drastically!
More than 20% of Internet users are now on Instagram. You may think to yourself at first that 20% doesn't sound like a huge number, but when it comes down to it, there are millions upon millions of people who use the Internet daily. Whether it's a break at work, or the out enjoying weekend, we are all always on our phones--And most of the time using the internet in some way! And quick, visual content like Instagram is often the most popular!
Here's some more fun facts about Instagram!
•Over 60% of users log in daily, making it the second most engaged network after Facebook
•90% of Instagram users are younger than 35
•When Instagram introduced videos, more than 5 million were shared in 24 hours
•Instagram clocks up to 3.5 billion likes every day
•Pizza is the most popular food on Instagram, behind sushi and steak
•On an average day, 80 million photos are shared
•Instagram usage has doubled in the last two years
•48.8% of brands are on Instagram. By 2017, this is predicted to rise to 70.7%
• If we only look at the top 100 brands in the world, 90% have an Instagram account
•96% of US fashion brands are on Instagram
•Outside China, almost 50% of Instagram users conduct product research on social media
•Engagement with brands on Instagram is 10 times higher than with Facebook, 54 times higher than on Pinterest, and 84 times higher than Twitter
•Over a third of Instagram users have used their mobile device to purchase a product online– making them 70% more likely to do so than non-users
•50% of Instagrammers follow brands, making them the social networkers who are most likely to do so
•Posts that include another handle gain 56% more engagement
•Posts with at least one hashtag gain 12.6% more engagement
•And posts with a location receive 79% more engagement
•Photos see more engagement than videos on Instagram
•The average engagement per post has grown by 416% compared to two years ago
•70% of the most used hashtags are branded
So are you ready to CHANGE THE GAME (and your biz) with Instagram?
Over the next few weeks, on the blog and in the members only hangout, I'll be sharing with you exactly how to do just that!
But before we get into all of that-- let me tell you MY story!
When I started my business, I was new to the whole network marketing thing! But, I wasn’t new to social media! I had Facebook and Instagram, I used both and posted on both--- but I didn’t exactly know how to run a business on them LOL! Facebook was my jam and I had a couple thousand friends already so my warm market was a decent size! I was able to grow several ranks with my company with just my warm market on facebook alone! With that said, Instagram wasn’t necessarily the same story! I had a few hundred followers already when I started my business, but I didn’t even think to dig in and learn more about growing my network until about a year into doing this business! I started watching videos, researching, taking courses, and learning everything I could about Instagram and how to grow my followers! Within 8 months I had grown to over 8k followers and literally doubled my sales game with it! It has taught me so much about what to do, what not to do, what to post, what to hashtag, who to follow, how to find people to follow, etc! I dove in head first and ran with it!
Today, it has been a little over a year and I have almost 14k followers, and have more than tripled my sales and recruiting from just Instagram ALONE! Instagram is my JAM! And it is CRUCIAL to growing a business nowadays!
Later this afternoon, in the MEMBERS ONLY HANGOUT I'll be dishing all about HOW TO MAKE A KILLER FIRST IMPRESSION ON INSTAGRAM! I will also be breaking down the first 6 things someone sees when they come across your Instagram & how to leverage them to take your profile to the next level! AND I'm even sharing a free worksheet download!
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And check back next Friday when I'm sharing:
HOW TO GROW YOUR NETWORK --
How to gain more followers on Facebook & Instagram! And I'll be sharing in the MEMBERS ONLY HANGOUT LIVE: How I maxed out my friends list + got over 13k followers on Instagram!