I recently put a post on my instagram asking for some questions that you wanted me to answer here on my blog so I thought I would finally get around to writing it.
A question I get all the time is how do you grow your followers?
I did do a blog post on this a couple weeks ago about how I gained nearly 1000 followers in a month. But a quick recap, basically a lot of engagement with other people and upping your game! I saw a massive increase when I upped my content and started going on shoots, not just posting the first photo I took on my phone. For a more in depth answer to this check out my last post.
What was the hardest thing I experienced when trying to grow my followers?
Hardest is easy, I found the hardest part not feeling good enough, I would put in so much effort going on shoots, editing photos to not see anything from it. I would constantly be doubting whether I was even enjoying it anymore or whether I was just posting because I felt I had to else I would lose followers. I have thankfully got out of this mindset now and do posts that I enjoy, I don’t look at the likes on it anymore or whether it got good engagement because I posted it on my page because I like it.
What is my favourite brand collab?
I have so many that stick out for me like, Boux Avenue, ISAWITFIRST and Pixi. Boux Avenue is definitely at the top, without them I don’t think I would be doing what I am doing on Instagram, I was about to give it all up ready for second year of uni but when I got the email saying I made it as student ambassador I was so happy and wanted to see where it would take me. They have been amazing, they are a great brand to work with and I am over the moon I get to do it all again this year.
Close second is Pixi, I have only ever received two PR parcels from them but they never fail to amaze me. My latest package if you didn’t see on my stories was some of their makeup from their new collection #pixipretties and all of it is amazing. I plan on doing a blog post about the collection when I have tried it all out, creating different looks with all of the different pieces so keep your eyes peeled.
Whats my advice to anyone who wants to become a blogger on Instagram?
JUST DO IT! If you want to do it just start now and do it. What’s stopping you? The sooner you start the quicker you start to grow. I wish I started earlier and didn’t let the fear of what others would think of me get in the way. So my advice is just start, pick what you’re passionate about and begin posting about it, if you are scared of what people will think make a separate account, start a fresh and see where it goes. Never did I think I would get some of the things I have since doing this and it still amazes me now when I get emails from brands asking me if I want to collaborate. So in short JUST DO IT!
Thank you to everyone who asked questions many were similar so have summed it all up in these. Stay tuned for my next few posts, review of Pixi makeup, my stay at Wooldown and how I saved 12k in less than two years.