Straight Shot Social Media Advice for a Newbie
He ended his email with, “Help me I’m lost.” I then asked if I could share his email (and my advice) publicly because I’m certain he’s not alone. If this post helps just ONE other person, our efforts have scaled. As a unit. And together we’ll grow.
This is his email: “My main social media portfolio is Instagram. I am trying to get those followers to email me and engage work so I can actually make this a business for me. So far no luck 🙁 I think I have potential, but possibly a few things need to change…I just don’t know what I am doing wrong or maybe I need to do more. I’m regretting [engaging on hashtags, starting conversation, doing an intro post] now because it feels as if I don’t really have that attention to my page I thought I did. I’m literally lost in all this. I get so photo hungry and all I ever want to do is take portraits. I know there is a little fire inside me waiting to come out, but first I need clients. Help me I’m lost.”
I know this feeling. I know, exactly, where he stands looking out into the world waiting for his chance.
So here’s my advice for JS in three easy steps
So that’s my advice for you, JS: Show up…do the work…find joy in the patience of growth.
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