We’ve already covered your profile pictures and bios, now it’s time for some real talk🧐 It’s time to discuss the king AKA content🤴
Visual content like photos and videos is what draws attention to your account, but captions make people stay with you💙
In the very beginning, Instagram was more of an online photo album-like platform but these days it’s leaning more and more to turning into a microblogging platform.
Listen, stories are important😊 If you’re serious about your Instagram career, you might want to make every post work for you.
Remember what we did in the very first publication from our “Ig tips” series? We talked about your niches and ideas. Snapping photos and posting a quote is fun and all but it doesn’t show your personality or explain why you’re promoting a certain product as an influencer.😶
We’ll talk more about it later but now: 👉 Invite the others to check out your latest caption
👉Give feedback to at least three other commenters: did you find their last post interesting? Did it make you scroll down to read more? Be polite and gentle🙂
Pro tip: first give feedback then invite. This way you’ll make sure you’ll be noticed👍
HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE!🧜
Fun game below 👇
We're thrilled to know that you guys are enjoying our IG tips+game posts. It's so cool to see not only your profiles changing but also you guys actually communicating and helping each other.🤗 Keep it up!💪
We all like it when our IG photos receive a lot of likes, right? How about getting some more? Then, let's play!🎉🎊
❤️Like our post;
❤️In the comments, ask the others to Like your last pic;
❤️Spread the love!
❣️ You can invite your friends to join us, or leave multiple comments with a few minutes' intervals! 💥
P.S. don't forget to visit the page of our today's star, Alex @alexverstappen and like his latest photos and this one that he made for our @livenationbe campaign 🔥
As an Influencer Marketing Agency, we are always searching for new talents🔥🔥🔥
Here’s why you should sign up with us and join our growing network:
🌀We act as a combination of a recruiting and HR-managers presenting you in front of companies and brands, bringing you new clients and protecting you in front of the customers;
🌀We cover the intimidating negotiation part for you! Be it campaign terms and conditions or your earnings, we’ve got you covered
🌀 We help you create your content from conceptualizing the shoot to making your photos and videos (we have a drone, y’all!)
🌀If you ever experience creativity block, we are here to help you recover from one;
🌀We help with creativity boost, production, meeting deadlines, and document flow
🌀We provide high-quality training for our Influencers
🌀 We bring together your fellow bloggers and influencers. It’s all about the community and meaningful connections.
Are you already with us? Cool!🔥
If not, drop us a line at email@example.com with some basic information about yourself and links to your social accounts🤓
Much love, Efluenz team😘😘
We have changed our agency name‼️
Yup, that’s right. For the past few weeks, we’ve gone through denial, acceptance and finally, action. Why the change? Simply put, trademark issues🤷
What we were thinking when we first named the agency? There’s no fun story behind it, we just replaced “ce” with ”z” and that’s how Influenz was born. Apparently, someone really liked “Influenz” as well because after we launched, they saw our name and trademarked it before us! Not anywhere in the world but here in Brussels! 🙀🧟
One of our intensive brainstorming sessions got us the name we all liked. However, it was a no-go either🙄 And there we were again, thinking and making decisions.
Long story short, let us introduce you to Efluenz! ❤️ That’s us now. It is a very slight change in the name itself and our logo but we hope that we are still recognizable and in a few months nobody will even remember this little issue we had back in November’18😅 With some major changes in the structure of our work coming, we promise to bring you more valuable content and exciting opportunities to learn, experience and network💪
Lessons learned well: check things twice before you register and think fast😝
Hans Christian Andersen said “Where words fail, music speaks.”🎶
We have partnered up with @livenationbe to introduce you to new music and artists, as well as emotions and experiences💫 We'll be working with @troyesivan for our very first project. Pop music lovers, this one is for you👨🎤 🎉Tag your favorite concert buddy!🎉
Your Instagram bio is your business card. In the very beginning, people will think about you exactly what they read in your bio. Its two main goals are: 👉Introduce you to new readers and convince them to follow you
👉Help you sell your goods or services
To achieve it, you have 180 symbols: 30 for name and 150 for bio. Use them wisely🤓
Name: you can type in your name and keywords. It is the only field that Instagram considers in search queries🧐
Bio: this is when it gets interesting. ✅ Let your potential followers know what your blog is about: if you did your homework answering questions from yesterday’s post, you have no problem with it. Highlight your skills, main topics, and interests;
✅ Add your personal hashtags if you have any. They will help people navigate through your IG;
✅ Use emojis to space out and spice up your text;
✅ Don’t forget to include your contact information. There are special fields for it, don’t waste those precious 150 symbols!
You can find some examples in the slider🦄
And now to the game! 💃🏻Here are the rules💃🏻
🎈Like our post;
🎈Ask what the others think about your Ig bio: does it catch their attention and makes them want to check more of your content? Did they understand what kind of content to expect from you?
🎈Reply other commenters’ questions, don’t ignore those who answered your questions!
The more active you are, the more feedback and insights you get😈
So, you want to grow your Instagram account. Be prepared for a marathon run then🤓 Yes, it will be hard at times but in the end, it will be a remarkable, interesting and rewarding journey❤️
There are thousands of bloggers out there and one might think that all niches are overcrowded. Well, the good news is, they are not😎
First things first, you have to decide on the overall concept of your account. In other words, what are you going to post, and for whom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Questions to ask yourself before you start:
1️⃣What is your main idea? Are you a fashion blogger, a foodie or a mom blogger? Or maybe a musician or an accountant?
2️⃣Who are your followers, what do they do?
3️⃣How are you going to help them solve their problems?
4️⃣Why should they follow you instead of anybody else?
It is totally ok if you find it hard to answer all these questions at once. Oftentimes, the understanding comes with practice. Find other bloggers/influencers in your niche and analyze what do they do and how. And then add your personal touch.🤗
Here’ s a little game for you:
✅Like our post
✅Leave a comment: "who am I?"
✅Reply other commenters’ questions, share your first impression of their page and tell them what do you think they do.
They say a good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else🎁
🎄Register yourself and your friend or significant other for our pre-Christmas event!🎄 We're holding a full workshop on social media, just as you asked!😎
Come and learn with us, from us or even better - TEACH US what you know🥂
There are many other reasons why should you come :
🤟we offer you quality training and the opportunity to improve your influencer skills
🤟this is a cool event
🤟 there will be goodie bags (It’s Christmastime, y’all!)
🤟different products to test (hint: some have bubbles)
🤟networking opportunities with other Influencers
Registration is free, #linkinbio 🎄🎄🎄
Our company is growing really fast and we could really use some help here at Influenz. Does this look like you?💕
— Creative, fun and easy-going
— Interested in digital, social media marketing, communication and event management
— Speak English and French and/or Dutch
— Based in Brussels or can come over to enjoy our company, coffee and snacks🤗
We know you want to grow and gain more experience with us 🤓 Please message Yasmin with your details at firstname.lastname@example.org 😘
Listening to classical music is so beneficial to your health! This is also why we teamed up with our friends at Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel @musicchapel 🙏❤️
What genres of music do you guys like?🤟 We might invite you to concerts, just saying😼
🎈 Us creatives can sometimes get hit hard by a thing called creativity block. It’s ok, it happens. Here are our tips for winning your inspiration and confidence back: 👇
1. Admit it and let it bloom for a while. It’s ok, don’t stress out
2. Get it down on paper. Write or draw something and don’t judge the result. Appetite comes with eating
3. Finish the unfinished. Pretty sure you can draw a lot of ideas from an old ‘to-do’ list
4. Try something else. Stuck with photography? Draw. Can’t write a post? Read. Or go for a walk. It’s healthy and nature is the greatest source for inspiration.
5. Grab some “you time”. Clearly, you just need to relax. Log out from everywhere and take a proper rest. 💛
Yesterday’s networking event was DA BOMB!🤘🔥
Thank you so much everyone for coming and sharing the champagne with us (it’s Friday ok let’s talk about bubbles!🥂)! And also for your input and a ton of questions you asked❤️ Hope you found the information helpful and got a new dose of inspiration for creating more fun content. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We also thank you for the lessons you guys taught us during the event, much appreciated🤗
And now to the news: We are planning our next event in a month from now‼️ We’re looking at the week of 17-21 December, please let us know which day and time work best for you below in the comments section. Just a reminder: we’re based in the heart of Brussels, so if you’ll be traveling for the event, keep that in mind😉
What it will be about? We’re planning to hold a full coaching session on social marketing strategy for both brands and influencers😼 We’ll cover the topics of strategies, algorithms and all the little things you didn’t know that don’t let you move forward. We want to be as helpful as humanly possible, so do submit your questions and suggestions to us via comments, DMs and emails!🔥🔥🔥
We are thrilled to have you guys at our event this evening. Doors open at 18.00 and the presentation starts at 18.30!
- Have a goal
- Make a cool introduction - Listen first, then speak
- Be curious - Interact
- Get to the point
- Take notes
- Followup ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And most importantly, smile! 😁😁😁
Here’s some more of our team members:✌
@zengmarie: Marie is a graduate in Oriental Studies and your main contact at Influenz as she’s responsible for all of you😎 She’s also the reason why you get mails and DMs in English as she’s very new to the Belgian society #russianSpy 🧞♀️ .
@sarahmonkcom1: Sarah is 25 years old and is half English half Belgian. She studied Advertising and French at Northampton University in the UK and graduated in 2016🧚♀️ She’s now one of interns here at Influenz and covers our blog content (coming really soon!) and works on campaigns🎉 . .
@clementamn: Clément has been with us for two months. He’s studied Strategy and Consulting at Sorbonne University and co-manages the shoots of the campaigns. Clement at 5:23PM: “You can also add that I’m the clown of the group” OKAY. 🤡🤡🤡 🌰
@manuelmsbarbosa: Manuel is 27 years old and a graduate in International Business. He's Influenz's very own Swiss knife.🤯 The man that does it all.The crème de la crème. He's also very full of himself...🧐 but it's ok, everyone loves him.🙄 .
There are of course more people working with us but they decided to stay anonymous👤 Oh well…🙄
We thought that introducing ourselves right before our networking event is a great idea💡 This way you will know who to look for in the crowd and never be alone 🤗
First things first, meet Yasmin!👑 Being our CEO and, obviously, the most important person here at Influenz, she's also a social media expert with experience of more than 4 years. IG and Facebook workshops and coaching, she can do it all.💪
Yasmin believes in creating authentic connections and stories and that’s what this whole thing is about.
Personal account: @yvsome ❤️
Shoot your questions or just say hi in the comments below 👇
You are invited to our networking party next week!🎊🎉🎊
Personal connections you make are crucial to your success in life. Gaining and maintaining them is the key🗝
Sure they are everywhere but what's the best place to find like-minded people than a field-specific event? Like the one we're having on Thursday💃
Presentations, debate, networking opportunities, photographers and @icecrimefactory — what not to love😻
The entrance is free but we ask for a quick registration. Reserve your spot at Eventbrite, #linkinbio 🔥 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thursday, November 15th. Save the date!😎