Friend, if you know anything about me by now, it’s that I’m a proud member of Team Black Heart.
I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve. I keep it locked away in a secret box that few have access to. I’m not one to get all emotional over little things, and my sense of humor may be a bit dark from some…
*But ask me about my family and my purpose and I get all sappy!*
That’s why my heart hurts when my inbox gets flooded on the daily from frustrated business owners, asking questions like:
- Did I miss the boat entirely?
- Is it too late to start growing a following on IG?
- How can I compete when my niche is already saturated with so many influencers?
- Why am I not seeing growth on my account?
Boo boo, in case you’ve asked similar questions before, just for you, I’m going to take my heart out of its lock box and share my no-filter, no-apologies, real advice with you…starting with this:
>>Your doubts are preventing you from pursuing your dreams.<<
Doubts about posting, engagement, and followers set the stage for social media failure.
This is just one of the many hot topics we tackle *together* on the inside of Social Curator, a monthly education membership for entrepreneurs who want to stop wasting time with the wrong social tactics and start maximizing their efforts on social media.
Because my heart is out of its box for a moment, I’m taking my kick-in-the-pants love out of the Social Curator box and offer three ways that you can turn silent followers into raving fans:
1. Be Consistent
Just as you wouldn’t complain about not having six-pack abs after only going to the gym a few times a month, you shouldn’t expect to see results on social media if you don’t show up consistently.
>>Believe in yourself, believe in your business, and believe that with a little effort and time, you will get where you want to go.<<
I know I believe in you!
2. Stop Their Scroll
It’s important to entice your social media followers with an eye-catching image or attention-grabbing hook to catch your audience and reel ‘em on in.
I talk all about this in a previous blog post, so check that out for 3 ways to stop your followers from scrolling!
3. Ask Questions
Asking the right questions leads to engagement. Offer a way for your audience to give you easy responses, and keep the conversation going from there!
Buttercup, I went from a law school dropout who had never touched a camera, to one of the most recognized photographers in the business, to now being a business strategist with over 300K followers, and these are three of the steps I’ve taken to succeed.
And I believe you can do the same.
>>In order to succeed, you have to act as though your success is a foregone conclusion.<<
I would have paid every last penny that I had in the bank when I was just getting started to learn this.
Before my heart goes *back to black*, I want to give you a peace offering in case my tough love is a little too much. Download my free Instagram Stories checklist so you can get discovered (and squash any social media doubts you may have)!
*Alright, now it’s time to get back to business. Team Black Heart, baby!*