How to Run a Successful Instagram Account

 

How to Run a Successful Instagram Account

Do you know how to run a successful Instagram account?

Having an Instagram account is a key component needed for success in today’s world. Bloggers, businesses, freelancers, and anyone else possessing a brand should all have an Instagram account.

If you need some tips on how to use Instagram to benefit you, you can use the ones found in this post to successfully run your Instagram account.

Creating an Online Presence is Necessary for Success

Creating a successful online social media presence takes a lot of hard work, especially if you are running it by yourself. You have to put on a lot of hats to make sure that you stay relevant online. A lot of online influencers start out by being the video editor, cameraman, marketing associate, and face of their own brand.

Instagram uses the visual nature of social media to entice people to increase their presence and build a solid follower base to help them succeed at what they do.

While there are over 800 million active accounts on the platform, below are a few things you can do to help you stand out among the crowd and be successful on Instagram. Read More

Some Resources for You (#2)

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I’m too lazy¬†too busy editing to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… so that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. ūüôā

I might do this from time to time, so I have titled this #2. Hopefully, more awesome resources will follow! ūüėČ

For Bloggers

What the Heck is GDPR? (and How to Make Sure Your Blog Is Compliant)

For Freelancers

21 Sites to Find Freelance Projects and Work at Home Jobs

For Writers of all Kinds!

595 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

How to Open Up Your Blog for Guest Bloggers (+ Find Bloggers to Guest Post)

Additional Resources (for Success)

How to Succeed Even When You Feel Like Giving Up

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

I want to serve you, so let me!

See you in the comments!

And be sure to check out

–¬†Some Resources for You (#1)

Some Resources for You (#3)

 

Some Resources for You (#1)

Wording Well's business card image

I’m too lazy¬†too busy to put a lot of time into blogging these days.

But you are still on my mind… so that is why I have compiled this list of resources for you. ūüôā

I am going to do this from time to time, so I have titled this #1.

Be sure to check out:

–¬†Some Resources for You (#2)

Some Resources for You (#3)

For Bloggers

Social Media Tools: The Complete List (2018 Update)

For Freelancers

The Complete Guide to Getting Started Freelance Writing From Scratch

For Writers of all Kinds!

50 Fantastic Ways to Make Your Writing Remarkable

For Business Owners (Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs)

50+ Free Online Tools For Startups

Additional Resources (for Success)

12 Secrets of People Who Are More Successful Than You

FREE STUFF

All of these resources are fantastic!

Plus… as my way of thanking you for being a reader of Wording Well, I want to give you some free stuff. Find my freebies on my Resource Kit page!

Plus, there are many more (and I mean MANY MORE)  Resources for Writers, Authors, and Freelancers) here as well!

Enjoy… and let me know what you want MORE of… in the comments!

I want to serve you, so let me! See you in the comments!

 

Grow Your Business (and Email List!) Using Interact Quizzes

Grow Your Business (and Email List!) Using Interact Quizzes

Interact Quizzes will help you grow your business and increase your email list subscribers!

Quizzes are fun. Everyone likes playing games, and quizzes are another form of a game if they are created properly!

Quizzes can give you some insight into:(1) who is hanging out on your site; (2) what new, potential customers look like; and (3) what their personalities, styles, or needs are.

Today we are going to talk about the power of using quizzes to build your business and your email list. You can do this easily with Interact Quizzes. I’ll even guide you on how to create your first quiz! Here are a few examples of the types of quizzes you can create:

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Some Fun Facts about Using Quizzes to Grow Your Business

Quizzes are the best new way to generate new subscribers for your business.

By using them, you can grow your email list, expand your reach via social media, and earn more money!

By adding an email capture form to your quiz, about half of the people who take your quiz will opt in to become email subscribers. This will result in an increase in sales for your business. The more subscribers you have, the more you will sell! (This is especially true if you utilize email marketing properly!)

On average, 10% of people who take quizzes share their results on social media, so you‚Äôll have an increased presence on social media. This is great because others are doing your marketing for you! Thus, it will save you some money in advertising. Plus, it’s always great to reach new audiences!

By increasing your reach, you will gain new subscribers and customers, therefore growing your business.

Here are a few more examples of the types of quizzes you can create:

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Interact Quizzes

Interact Quizzes is a quiz builder that contains numerous features. It is super easy to use and has a lot of features.

You can even try it for free for two weeks!

Just click the link and then go to their pricing page to sign up for free!

some features of Interact quizzes

Features of Interact Quizzes

Whether you create an app from scratch or start with a template, Interact has all of the tools you need to begin creating successful apps to drive in high-quality leads.

Customizable Design – You can customize all colors, images, and buttons to match your website and brand.

Free Stock Images –¬†Interact is partnered with Pixabay to provide free-to-use stock images for your apps.

Personalized Branding –¬†Allows you to add your business logo to your app.

Opt-In Form Builder – You can customize your app opt-in form to collect contact information.

Social Share Buttons РYou can share your apps on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Mobile/Device-Responsive – The apps are already optimized for every size screen.

Drop-off Graphs – Allows you to discover when your customers are dropping off to improve your apps.

Statistics Breakdown –¬†Research how your users are answering quiz questions.

Customer Insights –¬†See how your leads individually interact with your apps.

Facebook Pixel Tracking –¬†Track user interactions by connecting your existing Facebook pixel.

Google Analytics Tracking – Send page views and custom events to track user interaction.

Best Features for Bloggers:

Works With Website Builders –¬†Embed your Interact apps in LeadPages, Squarespace, Weebly, and more. (Here is how to¬†put a quiz on your Weebly website in four steps.)

WordPress Plugin –¬†Use our convenient Interact WordPress plugin to embed Interact apps on your website.

You can even use an announcement bar on your website! Read More

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

Regardless of your age, sometimes it’s hard to be productive.

You know this already; this is no secret!

However, if you properly learn how to effectively manage your time, you will increase your productivity.

Because we now live in a highly digital age, where it’s tempting to spend (waste) time constantly checking email and social media, freelance writers and bloggers must learn how to block out distractions so they can get things done!

To help you become more productive, you can also use one or more productivity apps to help you.

Today, my guest, Wendy Dessler, is going to share four of these apps with you, which will work well from high school, through college, and into the business world.

4 Productivity Apps Designed to Help you Succeed

1. Clockspot

Apps like Clockspot help track all the hours that are spent on a project. Knowing where your time is being used is the first step in controlling it and harnessing your power. This also gives you the knowledge of your work pace. You will soon know how much time you need to complete a certain project and that will help you become more efficient.

2. FocusON

Learning to focus and maintain that focus is one of the most powerful tools you can give your child, and yourself! In the era of Internet each of us is easily distracted. From social media, mobile phones, computers, television and video games, there is always something screaming for our attention.

FocusON is one of the best apps available to help with this issue. It is a free download and it is easy to use. It is also difficult to turn off once you have set and activated it. This will discourage you from trying to stop the app when you walk away.

3. Anti-Social

We are a globally social community. Social media sites are part of our everyday routine. We feel we have to know where everyone is and what everyone is doing 24/7.

But when it is time to work, study or write, we need to be antisocial for the duration. Anti-Social blocks any of the social media sites that you set as a distraction. You set the length of time and for that period of time, there will be no social interaction.

4. RescueTime

Sometimes we need to get a good look at the whole picture. That is what this app does. RescueTime allows you to see how much time you (or your teenager) spends each day on social media, YouTube, and any other site that you frequent. It runs quietly in the background of the computer and then gives you a report that will outline what you did, and how long you did it.

This amazing tool lets you see how much time you are wasting each day. Knowing this allows you to change your behaviors. While we all know we spend a little too much time on different sites, we are often shocked when we see just how much time we actually spend!

This also allows parents to see and change emerging patterns in their children.

Be Productive!

Activating these apps will give you the power to mold yourself into a more efficient and productive person, and teaching these skills to your children is an invaluable asset to them that will remain throughout their lives.

So what are you waiting for?

Go get productive!

26 More Apps to Help you Succeed

To further increase your success in blogging and business, you can also use some of these 26 Phone Apps to Make LIFE Easier.

And please share in the comments if you use other apps to help you be productive!

We are always on the lookout for new apps to try!

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Wendy is a super-connector with OutreachMama and Towering who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.