Do you feel like you're spending SO MUCH TIME on Instagram without seeing any results in your engagement numbers? Feel like you're posting ALL THE TIME and wish you could put down the phone? Do you sometimes get so frustrated with the app that you just feel like giving up on the whole thing?!
You're not alone!
The secret most people aren't talking about is that what USED to work on Instagram just plain doesn't anymore...but once you understand what the Instagram algorithm is and what factors it takes into account TODAY, you can use that information to spend less time on the app AND increase your engagement rate.
Stop wasting time with no results!
Making these 3 easy changes to your app behavior will IMMEDIATELY increase your social media engagement and make your posts more likely to be seen and engaged with by your true, authentic audience...
Okay, you guys. Full disclosure: I HATE this stuff. But that's EXACTLY why I wrote this post: bc I have a sneaky feeling doing your taxes makes you feel intimidated/ anxious, too.
Calculating and filing your taxes is the ultimate worst "adulting" task out there, IMO. It's hard enough being an entrepreneur without the added stress of taking a big hit in taxes, or even knowing if you're doing everything right!
Please keep in mind that if you are at all worried, it's best to hire a professional. But if you want some guidance about where to start, what questions you should be asking, and practical tips to make tax season easier on yourself and your business, keep reading.
Since starting my coaching & copywriting business, I've learned a TON about things like 1099 forms, how to track your income and deductible expenses, the "Self-Employment Tax" (surprise!), how the 2018 Tax Reform bill impacts us, etc. I'm sharing everything I found simply because I want to save you as much grief as possible this tax season.
PS- You can download this post (for FREE) in printable, PDF form HERE to save it for later:
How To Do Your Taxes as a Freelance Entrepreneur
I have a very simple question to pose this Valentine's Day: are you totally, madly, completely in love with the vision you have of your future self?
With your answer in mind, think about this: Is the way you look at yourself right now accurate? Is it even positive? Or maybe, just maybe, are you holding on to an old story you've been told about who you are or what you're capable of?
Forget about past "failures" or "should have's". Who are you RIGHT NOW? More importantly, do the actions you take and the stories you tell yourself support a vision of who you WANT TO BECOME?
Let me tell you a (semi-embarrassing) story about how I wound up "ugly crying" in World Market last week when I figured out I was desperately holding on to an old "struggling artist" picture of myself that didn't serve me anymore. It all started with a broken chair...
When I say "turn your client into your friend", I don't mean you have to go out to happy hour with every person who engages you for your goods or services (that's a LOT of margaritas!).
What I mean by "turn your client into your friend" is this: when you take the time to do a few small things to help you get to know your clients beyond their 150 character instagram bio, you are creating a more meaningful relationship with that person or company.
When you focus on creating relationships rather than just getting the job done, you turn a one-time payday into a MUCH more personally and financially profitable connection. Additionally, when you build a friendly relationship with your client, they become more likely to recommend you to their friends! It's all about inviting trust and building a foundation for a working relationship that lasts beyond a one-time paycheck. With all that in mind, here are 3 super fast and easy ways to turn clients into friends in under 10 minutes.