Hi my friends!
As you might know, Instagram is a channel I use quite frequently – both for and @therealchristinalee + @thecleanmethod. If you don’t already, follow me! I’ve really enjoyed growing both of these accounts organically, because it’s a challenge and because it’s enabled me to have another revenue channel that churns a profit. Here’s how I worked my Instagram accounts. Keep in mind, this will be a series of posts, as Instagram is always changing and there’s much to learn!
Simple Secrets to Get More Followers + Engagement on Instagram
#1. Join Instagram Engagement Groups
What’s that? Yeah, I know. I actually just learned about this but it’s a great trick. Type in “Instagram Engagement” on Facebook and you’ll find a list of groups dedicated to sharing news about this social platform. It’s a great way to network and you can find a group specific to the niche you post about. You can also gain followers and likes from people who have shared interests. Extra tip? Follow the Facebook pages of people who join the group.
#2. Repost Other Instagram Users’ Content
As of late, you have to get permission to post another Instagram users’ content. As always, you need to make sure the Instagram user is properly credited. However, it’s a great way to find engaging content for your account and make more connections on Instagram while building trust with other users. Plus, you’re able to tap into their following. Choose someone within your niche and this will be a really helpful strategy. Repost app is a great way to easily share others’ content and make sure they are properly credited.
#3. Make Use of Hashtags
Once you know your niche, find hashtags that would appeal to your target market. If you write about #beauty, do an online search of the top hashtags in beauty and combine these with more specific and unique hashtags that represent your content. Instagram enables you to post up to 30 hashtags, in the comments section or in the copy of the post. A good tip is to start out using as many hashtags as possible to make your account more discoverable. After you’ve established a following, I would use less hashtags and post them in the comments (after you’ve received comments from other visitors.) This is because you want to establish trust with your audience and future followers.
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Sleep is so important.
I know, because I’m not the best at it. I have one of those minds that’s constantly going, and if I didn’t meditate every night, I’d never be able to turn it off.
Top Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
Comfort is #1! If you’re not comfortable – whether in your dress or your choice of bed – you’re bound to get a crappy night sleep. People always thought it was strange that I’d spend just as long picking out pajamas (you can shop some of my favorites here) as I would my day-to-day or going out outfits. The same goes for my mattress (see my favorite one ever, below.) To me, it’s totally normal because I want to feel good when I go to bed just like I want to feel good when I go to work, so I can be the most productive, which leads me to number two…
Productivity is key! If you haven’t had a productive day, you likely won’t get a good sleep. Think about it – if you don’t exercise your body or your brain, you’ll have all this pent up energy when you hit the sheets. Make to-do lists and do your best to conquer them. I like to leave a little journal next to my bed like this one or the pretty Parisian one below so I can jot down anything I forgot throughout the day; I’m literally de-cluttering my mind, which brings me to number three….
De-clutter! Both your space and your head. I don’t know about you but I cannot go to sleep in a messy room. I’m the queen of organization and I love anything that helps me achieve it. After dinner, I spend about 20-30 minutes tidying up my room, watering my plants and putting things away that I couldn’t get to during the busy day. You’ll feel so much better going to sleep in a clean environment, and of course, with clean sheets! By the way, comfy sheets are so important too, and I absolutely love these sheets. Plus, they’re cheap and organic! But like anything, you have to find the ones that work best for you.
Routine! If you want to get the best night’s sleep possible, you need to establish and maintain a routine. This means you should do your best to go to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. This will balance your circadian rhythm. If you need help, there are supplements, like those shown below, for that. This is my ultimate favorite.
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