Season 5, Ep 4: What freelancers need to know about Instagram with Sara Tasker
Hosts Rachel Smith from Rachel’s List and journalist and content creator Lynne Testoni talk to Sara Tasker of MeandOrla and Hashtag Authentic about Instagram and how to make it work for you as a freelancer.
Sara is an Instagram Expert and Creative Business Coach, best-selling author and host of the successful podcast Hashtag Authentic where she shares Instagram strategies and support. She runs courses and retreats on Instagram and has more than 200,000 followers on the platform – last time we checked.
In this episode we talk about:
How Instagram differs from other social media channels in that it is visually driven, rather than words-driven
Instagram Stories and Reels – how they work and the difference between them
Why Instagram is prioritising Reels in your feed at the moment
Why you shouldn’t be pressured into creating content that doesn’t feel right to you
How to use the analytics to create stickier content
How to create content that will bring you business as a freelancer
Why it’s a good idea to change your Instagram account to a business account if you use it for work – and what the change will bring you in terms of features in the App.
Here are some links we mention
Buffer (Rachel’s scheduling tool): https://buffer.com/
Mosaico (Sara’s planning tool): https://www.mosaicoapp.com/
Find Sara Tasker
Website (with links to her courses and book, Hashtag Authentic) MeandOrla https://meandorla.co.uk/
Podcast - Hashtag Authentic
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