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Frustrated over the Instagram Algorithm? Here’s what to do!

The frustration over the decrease in Instagram likes and comments has been mounting. I really feel your pain and frustration, especially when it comes to HOURS and HOURS of work you’re putting in. You’re absolutely not alone! This post goes into platform frustration and offers some other ways to use your time to help you break out of the frustration…and have success again!

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

Disney’s Frozen was so 2016 for us, but that theme song really says something.

We have to let it go.

What am I talking about? Your frustration (and mine…) .

Specifically the frustration of social media platforms. In January I’m leading a viral content summit (which you’ll get all the info for later in December) and we’ll be teaching you how to get your posts and blog to go viral, but for now, we’ve GOT to address the elephant in the room (or…monkey….or whatever animal you like…unicorn?)

Social media is quite literally driving people mad. I see posts every single flippin day…

…in my group. In other groups. In my inbox in emails…it’s everywhere.

I don’t have the answer to what the heck is going on with the algorithms, but I do want to just give a reality check here.

The easiest way to get over frustration…is to just let it go. When we find ourselves getting so heated and irate over social media platforms…then we need to re-access. 

I know…it’s your business, but it’s also a platform. Just *one* platform out there.

Let it go and try something new.

Over the summer I was frustrated. I had a different type of platform frustration. After a year a half of podcasts, way over 100,000k downloads, 197 episodes (and a third pregnancy!) I was planning on taking a nice summer break.

I lined up interviews, I had huge intentions of taking the summer off from interviews and pre-scheduling everything out for the entire summer.

I got everything ready. Except… I could not bring myself to edit and schedule those interviews. I would write it down every single day…and then not do it. This is extremely NOT like me. I’m an action taker.

I got more and more frustrated with myself for not doing it.

It was putting a damper on my summer.

Until one day I woke up and just said, I HAVE to let this go.

I was so concentrated on what I “should” be doing (the podcast) and how I thought I should be growing my business, that I never stopped to think about the fact I CAN and SHOULD take a break.

Katy Widrick has these two wise questions, “is it working? Is it fun?” And the second one was a big fat NO for me.

So I took an unplanned hiatus. I just stopped.

…and you know what nothing happened. Nothing broke.

I actually figured out where I should spend MORE time that produced BIGGER results. I got inside my communities and made connections. I collaborated in other ways.

I let it go.

What are you holding onto, that is making you completely crazy?

Ask yourself, is it fun? Is it working?

Now if your frustration is coming from Instagram or Pinterest, let’s try some other things out.

social media is frustrating

4 more ways to break out of platform frustration:

  • Switch it up. Create content in a different way. Do something you don’t usually do. Do videos, live stories, boomerangs, something outside your comfort zone.
  • Reach out to your audience. Email them. Get on the phone with two people. See how you can help them.
  • Collaborate with people. Find 2-3 bloggers/influencers/colleagues and see how you can work together. (In my fb group: you can find people here in this post!)
  • How can you spend your time differently? If you free up time from your frustration platform, how can you spend time to have MAXIMUM impact on your business?

I officially give you permission to take a break from what’s frustrating you. Go for a walk. Listen to a podcast. Connect with a friend. Connect with your audience.

I challenge you to walk away from the thing that is frustrating you this week! Hit reply and tell me what you’re going to do instead! A re-set is always a good thing!

Plus, as a bonus you may find yourself more inspired than ever!

And stay tuned….2018 Planning Party coming December 4th and the Viral Content Summit starts January 3rd! Tickets go on sale mid December!

plan your goals

If you want to be added to the 2018 Planning Party Wait List go here! We’ll be writing, creating and planning goals and projects that WORK!

 

Grow Your Facebook Page + Make Money too with Rachel Miller, Moolah

This episode is for you if you want to grow your Facebook fan page and make money from it!

Rachel Miller is the creator of multiple Facebook fan pages like Quirky Momma and Crazy Cat lady as well as dozens of other audiences.  These pages are profitable and a real source of income. She teaches Moolah: from page views to paycheck how to grow an engaged audience.

Join Rachel’s Moolah from Pageviews to Pay check course here!  (this is an affiliate link)

 

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Big Takeaways:

  • Collect eyeballs and ask them what they want!
  • You don’t have to be perfect to make money!
  • Rachel made a system that she was able to grow again and again and turn it into money.
  • You have to learn who your customer is and how to make those people happy
  • You can find your competition and then have them do the work for you
  • Traffic, Emails + Sales are HUGE opportunities you can take advantage of on your FB page
  • Bumper Sticker: How your reader defines themselves inside their niche (Crazy Cat Lady)
  • Have the content on your Facebook page to speak for your reader
  • When your reader shares your post, they say… “I’m like this”
  • Think about who your reader is and how your page and celebrate that person
  • Realistically, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Facebook is one piece of the pie.
  • Ask your readers to talk to you on the phone. Ask them what things irritate them, ask them what their successes are.
  • Find out what things your people are purchasing!
  • Your readers will love you when you help them!

If you have your readers trust you and trust that you have the best interests for them and if they can see that you’re doing as something that they can do you can have a huge impact on their lives and in your pocketbook too.

Join Rachel’s Moolah from Pageviews to Pay check course here!  (this is an affiliate link)

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Join Rachel’s Moolah from Pageviews to Pay check course here!  (this is an affiliate link)

Get Rachel’s list of words to NOT use on FB below!