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Creating an Instagram that is

beautiful and authentic

This is what brands are looking for.

Instagram is seriously my favorite platform because I love capturing a moment in a beautiful way, and telling the story behind that moment. That is exactly what brands are looking for. They want you to bring their product into your unique story. I am proof that brands aren’t as interested in the number of followers as you’d think. They are looking for authenticity, quality photos and a story.

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I’m not a photographer,

and you don’t need to be either.

There’s an opportunity for you, as an Instagrammer with an iPhone/smart phone to tell your story with quality photos, using some of my self-taught tips and tricks. I studied all the resources I could to learn how to take better photos, without understanding any camera settings or taking a photography course. I am self-taught, faux-photographer, and you can be one too.

 

 

You are a,

Micro-Influencer

The power of micro-influencers are growing rapidly. As a small account, you are considered a micro-influencer and brands are placing higher value on you! As a smaller account, its been proven that our audience is more engaged and likely to authentically interact. By creating a beautiful feed, with high quality photos using all the tips I give you, you can create an irresistible feed to both brands and followers. I talk more about micro-influencers in the book!

 

 

I wrote this for the small account,

looking to improve quality, engagement and aesthetic.

I get a lot of compliments on my blog and photos. It is because I took a tremendous amount of time studying successful Instagram accounts, stalking photographers, taking some horrible photos, learning from mistakes  and ultimately creating a unified, branded Instagram account that brands are interested in working with, with less than thousands of followers. I also nailed the pitching aspect, and in the book, I give you my EXACT PITCH from an email correspondence with a brand.

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Let me give you the introduction:

I decided to write this book to share my self-taught tips on creating an Instagram feed full of candid photos that capture moments in a way that sticks with people. I am naturally obsessed with photos. I have an artistic side, which makes me want to teach myself to create things. That being said, I am in no way professional. Aside from the middle-school photography class with a dark room, I have no professional photography knowledge and experience. I now have a Canon Rebel T6, but I stick to mostly auto settings. I am here to explain the things I know. 

I’ve quickly reached my first 1k followers on Instagram

(as I edit this I am over 1800 now!) purely with a quality feed.

I don’t do massive follow attempts, over-engage or use giveaways to boost my numbers. All of my followers like my feed and enjoy my photos, which are the most valuable followers to have. I will talk about Instagram pods, chat loops and Follow Fridays after we go over taking quality photos in this book. By creating this type of feed, your followers aren’t followers, they are friends. These are people who connect with you and your style. We all know life is not that pretty. Especially for me, as a mom of three little ones. But, there is a challenge in capturing an authentic moment in a visually appealing way, that is the essence of Instagram. We are storytellers through photos. Not every photo needs to be pretty, but the overall brand needs to be unified and attractive. With these tips, I can help you curate an aesthetically pleasing feed that is irresistible and tells a story. These tips are also fabulous for new accounts who need direction on how to take better photos, what kind of photos to take and more. I go over the proven marketing strategies behind what types of images bring in more followers and the methods I use to get these images. There’s a combination of study, research and pure inspiration involved. Why is this important?

As a small account, the quality of your photos is your selling point.

That is the main reason brands will reach out to you (I get a lot of brands that find me!), or will be interested in working with you once you reach out to them. There’s some important points about being on Instagram that I want to remind you of, before you read through the tips.

I was most excited when the marketing company for DockATot and LorenaCanals Rugs reached out to me, because I love their products. I didn’t even have to email them a pitch because they wanted to work with me, and at that point I was still just around 1k followers. I will talk about connecting with brands, how to pitch to them, and when I accept free product, and when I charge. I believe that is a fairly unique scenario to each account, but

I do give you my exact pitch to a brand for a paid Instagram gig, so you can see how I responded, and what I charged. 

Our goal is to first create an aesthetic that is consistent, full of unique and aesthetic quality. Then we work on engagement and building a following, while also pitching to brands. I go over all of this, and how I’ve done it as a small account. It is possible!

With these tips, I can help you curate an aesthetically pleasing feed that is irresistible and tells a story.

These tips are also fabulous for new accounts who need direction on how to take better photos, what kind of photos to take and more. I go over the proven marketing strategies behind what types of images bring in more followers and the methods I use to get these images. There’s a combination of study, research and pure inspiration involved. There’s some important points about being on Instagram that I want to remind you of, before you read through the tips.

One, you are on Instagram for a purpose.

The purpose is to tell a story through photos. It doesn’t matter what type of account you are: mom blogger, lifestyle blogger, product-based business, design service – you need to present a professional and clean feed to really attract the multitude of followers. Your story needs to have a cohesive style, just like any book would have a writing style. This requires intention, not just a quick snap, hashtag and post.

Two, If you want to up your game and curate a feed that is irresistible, while still true to your unique brand, then you need to read these chapters with an open mind.

I encourage you to work on each chapter individually and find ways to accomplish my suggestions. You may initially think, “that sounds too hard,” or “I don’t have time for that,” but you want to stop, take a minute and think if there is a way you can take my suggestion and turn it into something you CAN do. You have to be willing to make changes to improve. That may be the biggest challenge you have, but you can do it, and all your new followers will thank you.

Here is what you can look forward to learning!

  • My EXACT pitch to a brand, for a paid gig with less than 1k followers,
  • My fool-proof editing routine with my favorite free app, the camera I use
  • How I take my own photos of myself/have become my own photographer,
  • Which photos have been shared by big brands
  • How I increase engagement and following authentically

I don’t go into Instagram algorithms and changes because you know what? It’s always changing. There will be a new algorithm, that would debunk everything working right now. In my opinion, the only way to go is to stay focused on your quality, your brand and your story.

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