# 12 Five Tips to Improve Engagement & Build Community on Instagram

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5 Tips:

  • Make a slideshow using a mixture of pictures and videos on the Instagram feed.

  • Respond to comments and ask your followers questions when they engage with you.

  • Update your bio to show potential followers what you do and who you do it for. Also, add a link (in the link space) to direct traffic to your blog, email list, YouTube channel, etc. 

  • Take advantage of the voice memo option in your DMs to give your followers a personalized message when they ask questions. 

  • Post "shareable" content

Come hang out with me on Instagram 

Resources mentioned:

Blaq. Vegan’s Instagram

#10 Instagram’s Algorithm Ain't Loyal

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I recently read an article that stated only 7-10% of your Instagram followers can see your content (organically) in the IG feed.

In this episode, I share why you should consider other platforms (website, newsletter, podcast, YouTube) outside of Instagram to grow your business.

Resources mentioned:

Convertkit

Mailchimp

#7 WHY YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUTUBE CHECKS | HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON INSTEAD

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I've been seeing a lot of YouTubers complain about their Adsense check being smaller than usual because YouTube isn't monetizing videos.

Some folks are even thinking about leaving the platform altogether.

As a content creator (and viewer), I think YouTube shouldn't be any creator's only source of income.

Here's what you can do instead of relying only on the Adsense check:

  • Sell your own products and services

  • Affiliate links

  • Sponsored videos

  • Use the YouTube platform to book offline opportunities

#6 SIX LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY FIRST TV APPEARANCE

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I can't believe I did it but I'm so glad I did!

I had my first TV appearance this week and it was an amazing experience. :-)

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In this episode, I talk about how I was able to secure this opportunity, how to combat some of the overwhelm of getting ready for everything in 4 days (including getting my kids ready for an international trip), my struggle with insecurity, and why I will have to stay uncomfortable if I want to grow in life and business.

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Lessons Mentioned:

  • Always tap into my community for help 

  • Always be ready, so I don't have to get ready

  • It's okay not to be perfect -- being perfect is overrated

  • Write a list and check it twice to combat overwhelm

  • It goes down in the DMs...in a good way

  • Who do I need to become in order to have my best life and business?

Resources mentioned:

My interview with Good Morning Washington

#5 STOP SAYING YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS - GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!

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In this episode, I share the importance of getting out of your own way and why you should stop making excuses about not having time to start and/or grow your business.

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Tips mentioned:

  • Get up earlier or stay up later to get work done

  • Get yo ass off of social media!

  • Find pockets of time during the day to get small tasks done

 

Resources mentioned:

Freedom app