2017 was a very successful year for me, especially on Instagram. I grew my following from about 1k followers in March of 2017 to my current 6500+ followers less than a year later.
The following is fantastic, but what Instagram has allowed me to achieve as an artist is very noteworthy. In 2017 I sold at least 20 pieces of artwork through the visual platform. This is more art than I've sold off of Etsy, Squarespace, Facebook, or Shopify. If you're a small business owner like me, Instagram is a game changer you need to be taking advantage of.
How did I get to where I am? Well, for one thing, I went to school for Media Studies where I learned a lot of knowledge about social media and digital marketing. I graduated from University of San Francisco in 2013 and since then I haven't stopped learning social media. In addition to the conventional undergraduate degree, I've spent countless hours studying successful Instagram accounts, taking Instagram webinars and of course tons of trial and error.
Now that I feel comfortable with Instagram, I want to share the knowledge. You can download my 2018 Instagram Guide for tips on how to grow your Instagram for free. Yes, completely free.