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How to Finesse the Instagram Algorithm: What to Post and When to Post It (According to Instagram)


 
 
 
 
 
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Apparently, Instagram has been meeting with creators and giving them advice on how best to use the platform and how to keep the IG algorithm gods happy.

Well, somebody leaked that information.

The main takeaway is to use all of Instagram so the algorithm works in your favor.

That means use...
Feed posts
IGTV
Reels
Lives
 
Here's the breakdown of exactly what you should post weekly.
  • 3 Feed Posts
    • *Including in-feed Reels or IGTV posts
  • 8 - 10 Stories
    • *At least 2 per day
  • 4 - 7 Reels
  • 1 - 3 IGTV Videos
    • Including Instagram Lives
Will you be using this as your posting schedule?

I know I will! ‍‍‍
 
If this helps you, be sure to share it with someone else who needs it.

And if you need help learning how to use Instagram to promote your product and generate sales, click here and grab the Instabag Bundle!
 

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How to Tell Whether The Product You Want to Sell Online is Treasure or Trash


Running an online business is a lot of fun, but one of the more daunting tasks of running your business is choosing products that will sell.

This article will save you a lot of trouble. In it, I'm gonna give you a couple of key tips on how to validate your idea BEFORE you start spending your money and time buying logos, building your website, setting up social media accounts, buying inventory, running ads or anything else you need to do for your business, only to find out that you picked a product that happens to be trash.

Nobody wants that.

Keen in mind, these tips are useful whether you're working toward starting your online business or already running your online business.

So let's get into it...

Tip #1 is to use Google Trends to validate demand. Google Trends is a free tool you can use to look at the search trends of keywords in Google. Enter a keyword and Google Trends will give you data on how much that keyword has...

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12 Trending Online Businesses You Can Start In 2021 With Less Than $100


Starting an online business in 2021 makes perfect sense. 2020 taught us that life is precious, in-person socializing is a privilege, and having only one source of income that's dependent on an employer is risky!

Whether you want full-time income that allows you more freedom or  a side-hustle that can bring in good money without a whole lot of exhausting effort, an online business is the way to go.

You may be wondering, after such a tumultuous 2020, is starting an online business even safe right now?

My answer...

Abso-f*ckin-lutely, it's safe!

In this article, not only will I give you 12 ideas for businesses you can start online with less than $100 in 2021, but I'll show you the trends in keyword searches related to each idea.

Why is that important? Because trends in keyword searches are indicative of trends in demand. The more people there are searching those keywords, the more demand there likely is for the product. Make sense?

Okay, let's go!

1. Online...

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3 Types of Online Businesses You Can Start From Home and Still Be Profitable in 2021

 

Let's face it, fam. 2020 has been somewhat of a shit show.

First of all, it seems like this year has been more like 999 days than 334 (so far). Secondly, we've all lived through so many stressful events - from political strife, to social injustices, to a whole pandemic.

And unfortunately, many people didn't make it. In addition to people losing their lives, people have lost the livelihood.

Many businesses - specifically brick and mortar businesses - have had to close their doors because they just couldn't pay the bills under the kind of stress lockdowns and limits on gatherings and public safety has placed on their bottom line.

So naturally, people who wanted to start a business, pre-pandemic, are very reluctant to do so. It seems almost counterintuitive to start a business right now.

But the truth is, now is a great time to start a business - or shall I say, now's a great time to start an ONLINE business! So if you're thinking about starting a business, just take...

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6 Low Cost or Free Ways to Drive Targeted Traffic to Your Website


Driving traffic to your website is absolutely critical to getting online sales.

Whether you're starting your business or already in business, you could make a whole lotta internet bread over the next two months for this holiday season if you get people to your website and convert them to buyers.

But the traffic you're sending to your website HAS to be targeted traffic - meaning it has to be the people who need the product you're selling. Those are the people who have a problem and want your product as their solution.

Here are a few easy ideas you can use to get targeted traffic on your website:

1. Write a blog for your niche.

Providing valuable content is a great way to build trust and show your audience how much your product can help them. You can write short articles - like this one - that help your audience learn more, complete small tasks, or just to entertain them.

And don't think you have to be a grammatical genius or write Pulitzer Prize winning material. Write in...

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5 Trending Products You Can Sell Online

There's still plenty of money to be made online in 2020. Trending products are a great way to start making money online fast, and if you start today, in a few months, your life can be totally different.

Here are 5 trending products you could sell online:

1. House plants and seedlings

2. Charcoal soap

3. Microgreens

4. Solar lights

5. Sea moss products

The thing about trending products is, while it's possible they could be here to stay, demand for them also has the potential to fizzle out, so speed is important. You can make a killing if you jump on these opportunities quickly and carve out your space.

Find something you like, research it to be sure there's demand, secure your product source, build your website and start selling! But don't spend weeks or months struggling to start or stuck forever building your website.

This kills your momentum.

Just get help where you need it so you can keep the ball rolling!

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8 Sources for Free Stock Images for Your Business


One way of connecting with potential customers is through the images you use on your website and in your marketing.

All too often, I see entrepreneurs confused about why they aren't getting any sales when the images on their website have nothing to do with what they're trying to sell OR the people they're trying to sell to.

Just grabbing photos from Google won't do. Plus it could get you in trouble if you don't have legal permission to use the image.

Check out the sites on this list. They all offer free, high-quality stock images for commercial use.

That means, you can use them for your business for free depending on how you're using them (always read licensing requirements before use).

1. Unsplash.com

2. Pexels.com

3. Pixabay.com

4. Stocksnap.io

5. NegativeSpace.co

6. Gratisography.com

7. PicJumbo.com

8. KaboomPics.com


Use these resources to find images your audience will connect with and see themselves in. If you can't find anything here, get creative and take your own.

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6 Mistakes on Your Website That Might Cost You Sales & How to Fix Them

 


Making these 6 mistakes on your website can be costly for any entrepreneur. The great thing is, they're all fixable with fairly easy solutions.

#1 No Contact Info

When potential customers are wrestling back and forth with whether it's safe to purchase a product they want from your website, one way to put their minds at ease and prove to them you're a legit business, is to give them a way to contact you should something go wrong with their order.

Here's how you fix this problem:

  • Get a business email for your custom domain. In other words, instead of [email protected], get an email like [email protected] You can do this easily through Google Suite for around $6/month.
  • Add a Contact Us page on your website with a form for people to fill out.
  • Add links to your social media on your website.
  • Add a Facebook Messenger chat option to your website.
  • Get a Google Voice number and list it on your website. You can get a business number for around $10/month.
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6 Online Courses You Need to Start & Run Your Online Business


If you're serious about starting an online business but need a little help along the way, these courses are perfect for you. They're packed with value and reasonably priced, starting as low as $9. And the best part is, they're all online and self-paced so you can complete them at your convenience. 

#1 How to Start an Online T-Shirt Shop with $0

This course is perfect for the aspiring entrepreneur operating on a shoestring budget. In this online course, you'll learn about the resources you can use to start your business without spending any money. You'll learn how to design t-shirts for free, which supplier you can use without ever buying inventory, how to build a free website, and how to get your first sales - all without spending a dime. Click the button below to enroll!

#2 How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Ecommerce Business

Ready to start an online business, but confused about where to start? Start here! If you're struggling to figure out what to sell and who to...

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5 Steps to Starting an Online T-Shirt Shop with $0

When you're on a tight budget or just unsure about what kind of business you want to start, it might seem unlikely that you could start an online business with absolutely no money.
 
But it's absolutely possible with dropshipping!

Dropshipping is a fulfillment method that allows you to sell goods that you never hold in inventory. You work with a supplier who ships the product directly to your customers.

Here’s why dropshipping is so great:

  • No upfront costs of purchasing inventory.
  • No costs of storing inventory.
  • Supplier handles shipping.
  • Your customer never knows you didn’t ship from your own warehouse.
  • You get to focus on growing your business.
  • You can start with minimal to NO investment.

Dropshipping printed merchandise like t-shirts, hats, pillows, mugs, etc., is known as print on demand. It’s really easy to start a print on demand t-shirt business with no money.

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