Time Management

21 ways to get more done

Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder how you managed to get so little done? You’re not alone. And while you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself for your time management shortcomings, here are 21 ways you can get more done. 1. Make appointments with yourself If a task or…

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21 Instagram ideas

21 ideas for Building a Vibrant and Active Instagram Community

Here are twenty-one ideas for using Instagram strategically but authentically to build a vibrant, active community that includes new coaching clients. 1.    Use Your Bio and Bio Link Wisely Fill out your bio so that it instantly appeals to exactly the sort of follower you want. Consider including at least one of the following: A…

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21 Resources for Instagram

Make Instagram even more powerful (and cut the time you spend on it) by picking and choosing among the resources listed here. Choose between content creation tools, scheduling tools, “how to” links and other miscellaneous resources. 1. Crowdfire Formerly UnFollow, this app has come a long way since its initial mandate to show people who…

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7 powerful ways to use Instagram to get more coaching clients

Why Use Instagram If you’re a coach and you have a mobile phone, you can’t afford to ignore Instagram. And if you think Instagram is just posting the odd candid shot from your phone, make no mistake: That definitely counts as ignoring all the wonderful things Instagram can do for you, your brand and your…

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Step One: Creating custom Instagram feeds that attract

An Instagram feed is all too often used as a sort of photo dump by many people. When you are selective and create feeds designed to attract your ideal follower, your selectiveness itself can become a powerful strategy.  We’ll just touch on the basics here, with particular emphasis on tactics unique or especially important to…

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Step Two: How to grow a targeted fan base with Instagram

To grow your own targeted fan base with Instagram, you need to identify your main goal—branding should be a major one—and commit yourself to an overall strategy: For example, increasing reach or connecting with your community. Focus on community creation around your ideal client’s main interest and goal, and lead generation will automatically follow as…

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Step Three: Stand out as a coach with your Instagram branding

So how do you make yourself stand out on Instagram as a coach and as a brand? Let’s take a look at popular coach, Leonie Dawson’s Instagram feed: Just from this random screenshot of six photos, we see her feed heavily branded with her signature magenta and turquoise colors—note that carries even into candid shots…

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Step Four: Creating 4 types of easy Instagram contests

Instagram contests are another under-used but powerful tactic tailor-made for coaches. You can position these as an actual contest with prizes—or just as a fun sharing exercise or “event”. These four contest types are: Like to win Tag to win Comment to win Best photo (participants just use your special hashtag) Creating 4 Types of…

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Step Five: Tools to put your Instagram feed on auto-drive

Another benefit of Instagram is the ease with which you can use truly useful apps and tools to speed up and simplify your Instagram engagement while making the most of this highly visual social media platform. Let’s take a look at seven specific tools that not only save you time and give you results, but…

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Step Six: Make the most of Instagram native apps

Before you go rushing off to download third-party apps, always check to see what native apps Instagram provides and endorses. You’ll be much less likely to run into a situation where a third-party app you rely on suddenly gets fully or partially banned—something that happened with Snapchat just last week. Here are three original apps…

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