Avoiding The Instagram Vortex

We all know how important Instagram is for our businesses, right? It’s a place to build genuine connections, find potential clients and show them who we really are. But it has a dark side, my friends. We all know our own habits--we pick up our phones to scroll through Instagram when we’re in line at the grocery store, in the doctor’s office, even on the toilet for goodness sake (don’t lie, you’ve done it!). So how do we use Instagram for our businesses but not get sucked into the IG vortex? Luckily, I have a few tips for you today that will help you do just that!

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My Biggest Tip For Instagram Growth

You get up in the morning, have no plan for your social media and think, “Oh crap, I have to post on Instagram today.”

Frantically, you look around and finally eye your target: A plant. Or a cup of coffee. Or a pen on top of a notebook from target. “This will do,” you say.

You snap it, upload to IG, slap a mediocre caption of song lyrics or, better yet, emojis…. And you go about your day, satisfied with yourself, despite the fact that it’s gotten 13 likes.

HAVE YOU EVER DONE THIS? I’m not judging because ya girl is TOTALLY guilty as charged!

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The Art of Saying No

Like you, I get frustrated with my schedule. I’m always “busy,” I don’t have enough time, and there is so much more to do. But can I tell you a secret, friend? Nothing is in your iCal or planner that you didn’t put there. Often, we fall victim to our to-do list, claiming that we don’t know how it got this way. It’s like a train driving full force and we can’t stop it. But you can. The answer is saying NO.

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Kristi Monte
Photographers: Using Dubsado To Book Mini-Sessions

As a total Dubsado nerd and virtual assistant for creative entrepreneurs, I receive a lot of questions about how to use it efficiently in your business.

One question I’ve gotten from a lot of photographers is if you can use Dubsado workflows to book mini-sessions without lifting a finger. The answer is YES! So, that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you today, everything you need to know to automate your mini-session booking process from start to finish.

Are you ready to nerd out with me?! Let’s do this!

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How To Get Intro + Outro Music For Your Podcast/YouTube Channel

I'm sure you've heard us mention it before, but Addison and I are both musicians! I have been playing the violin since I was 6 years old and he picked up the guitar at age 10. Since we both graduated with music degrees, we love the Intro and Outro Music topic. Honestly, there are really only two options for you to get music for your podcast or YouTube channel: to have it custom-composed, or to use royalty-free options. Let's talk about the pros and cons of each!

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