Brands are looking for social media influencers on Instagram who have a niche and who are consistent in their photography and content creation. Having an Instagram account that’s full of photos from different brands will help you build credibility with potential partners and make them want to work with you. But how do you get noticed by brands? Here are eight ways:
Create a professional account.
If you are going to build a brand, it’s important that your Instagram account is professional from the start. A common mistake (or even some intentional mistakes) that people make is using personal photos or photos of friends. This can be confusing for brands and influencers and lead them to believe that your account isn’t legitimate.
To ensure that you have the best chance of getting noticed by brands on Instagram, create an account with a consistent theme, avoid using personal images as much as possible and make sure all necessary information is included in your profile:
- Profile photo should be professional looking with good lighting and no filters
- Cover photo should be high quality and focus on one thing or theme – don’t use multiple images or collages
- Username should also be professional sounding
Create a personal brand that’s different from others.
- Be yourself
This is the first and most important step to creating a unique personal brand on Instagram. You can’t be someone else, so don’t try. While there are many fashion influencers who have made careers out of being their own person and sticking with it, there will always be some people who think they’re cool because they look like other people. Don’t let them get you down – what matters is that YOU are happy with your content!
- Be creative
Brands like creativity because it shows you have talent and attention to detail, which makes for great photos! Think about how you can show off your style in different ways; whether it’s through photo editing or by taking pictures from different angles at different times of day or night, find ways that work best for YOU instead of just doing things because someone else does them too well already (and remember: brands aren’t looking for carbon copies).
Take your time with your images.
When you post an image to your account, it’s like sending a message in a bottle. You want it to stand out from the others and get noticed. So take your time with your images.
Make sure the image is perfect: The lighting is right, the composition is great, there are no blemishes on your face and so on… this can take some time but if you really want to attract attention then make sure that every detail of the photo looks flawless!
Make sure the image is relevant: Posts related to campaigns or sponsored content will be more likely seen than posts without any relevance whatsoever (unless they’re funny/sexy/etc…). Just make sure they’re appropriate – if there’s no connection at all between what’s happening in an ad campaign and what kind of audience would see it (or vice versa), chances are people won’t understand why they’re seeing these ads at all!
Get out and about so you can take photos of different things.
The best way to get noticed is by taking great photos of different things. If you have a camera, use it! If you don’t, use your phone (we all have at least one lying around). The more photos you take and the more places you visit, the better chance of getting discovered on Instagram.
Have a good selection of photos in your feed.
Your Instagram feed is an important part of your brand. It’s where potential clients and customers can get a feel for what it’s like to work with you, and where they can get a sense of the quality of your work. This is why it’s important to have a good selection of photos in your feed.
When people visit accounts, they’re looking to see if they’d want to hire the person behind them. The first thing they do is look at their profile pic (the one that shows up when someone searches for “your name”). If that picture doesn’t scream “reliable” or “trustworthy,” chances are high that the potential client will move on without considering hiring you.
For this reason, I recommend having 2-5 photos in addition to your profile pic: 1) One photo showing off who you are as an individual; 2) One photo showing off what kind of professional expertise you have; 3) One photo showing off how creative/artistic side projects can be applied outside academia; 4) One photo showcasing some aspect(s) related directly back towards academia.*
Don’t delete old posts but keep them consistent with what you post now.
Don’t delete old posts, but keep them consistent with what you post now.
Your Instagram feed is a timeline of your life and your personal brand. If you’ve posted photos that don’t reflect the type of content you’re posting now, it’s okay to leave them up—just make sure they’re not too outdated or irrelevant.
If there are any photos on your account that are embarrassing or outdated, consider making an album called “Oops!” and move those photos into it. Then untag yourself in those pictures so others can’t see them when someone tags a specific photo.
Be aware of trends and become an expert on those trends.
You can use this trend-spotting to your advantage—you’ll know what people are interested in, and you can use that information to your benefit. For example, if you run a dog-walking service, then you might want to know what breeds of dogs are popular at the moment. Or maybe you want to know which cities have more dog walkers than others based on population size.
You could also get creative and research other aspects of the world around you: What are people talking about? What are they buying? Or perhaps even look at historical trends from years past: What were fashion trends like ten years ago?
If there’s something that’s popular or relevant in your niche right now, then chances are good that many brands will be interested in advertising next year too!
Use hashtags and use the right amount of hashtags, but don’t overuse them.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to hashtags is that they help other people find your photos. They also allow you to connect with others who have similar interests. Using hashtags correctly will help you grow your following and find new brands on Instagram that might want to work with you in the future!
When using hashtags, keep these tips in mind:
- Don’t overuse them– only use 5-10 relevant and curated ones per post (many users will use up to 20-30)
- Make sure they’re related or related-ish– if it’s a beach photo, don’t tag #motivationmonday (it doesn’t fit)
- Use a variety of different types of hashtags– using different kinds of popular tags can give your post more exposure because it’ll be found under different categories than just one type
Be active on your account and engage with other accounts in the niche you’re interested in.
The first thing you need to do is be active on your account. That means engaging with other accounts, replying to comments, and posting regular content. You can’t just post once and then forget about it; you have to keep people coming back for more by engaging with them through your posts and comments.
If you’re interested in a particular niche (like fashion or food), then go ahead and engage with all the accounts related to that niche. Don’t just follow them all—talk with them! Make friends! Be helpful! Help each other out! It’s not just about getting noticed by brands—it’s also about creating a community within a niche.”
Don’t only post about one thing, for instance don’t only post fashion photos unless you’re trying to build a career as a fashion blogger.
Don’t only post about one thing, for instance don’t only post fashion photos unless you’re trying to build a career as a fashion blogger.
Don’t only post about your brand/product. This is not the time to promote and sell your products, rather it’s an opportunity to showcase what you have and what others can do with it!
Brands want to work with social media influencers who have a niche and who are consistent in their photography and content creation.
Brands want to work with social media influencers who have a niche and who are consistent in their photography and content creation. They also want to work with influencers that are active on social media.
There are many ways to get noticed by brands on Instagram, but the two main ones are being consistent with your feed and engaging with other accounts. These two things will help grow your following and help you develop a brand that’s unique from others in the same industry or niche. You can also use hashtags and be active on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook where you can find potential clients, such as those who work with brands looking for influencers.
Multiple Respected Wall Street Banks are Forecasting a Stock Crash in 2023
Wall Street stock analysts are expecting a significant decline in 2023, as three top banks have predicted that the US stock market could fall by more than 20 percent next year. The S&P 500 stock index has declined 13% since October, but it has recently recovered and is back to 4000.
Large banks are under the impression that the recent stock market rise was only temporary and will not last long. For an extended time, stocks on Wall Street have been slumping because many investors are anxious about the potential for a recession in the near future.
As 2023 goes on, there will be a lot of ups and downs with stocks as earnings take a hit from the recession. According to Morgan Stanley, based in New York, the S&P 500 index could drop 24% within the first four months of 2023. This would put the stock index between 3,000 and 3,300. According to Mike Wilson, chief US equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, the bear market is not over, and 2023 will be a volatile year with lots of ups and downs.
Similarly, according to Bank of America, if the current trend continues, stocks in the S&P 500 could drop by 24% and fall to 3000. The main reason for the crash would be lower business and consumer spending impacting corporate earnings adversely. Additionally, the bank is predicting that the US economy will have a 0.4% drop in growth during the first quarter of next year. The Federal Reserve’s quantitative tightening policies might also dry up market liquidity by cutting back $95 billion in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities from its $9 trillion balance sheet each month.
Deutsche Bank predicts that US stocks will fall by over 25% in the third quarter of the next financial year, contrary to the predictions made by Morgan Stanley and Bank of America. The team also predicts that stock prices will rebound by 2023, provided the recession doesn’t continue for more than a few quarters. Deutsche Bank’s 2023 outlook claims that the global capital market will experience a significant decrease in value due to increasing interest rates from the Federal Reserve, which will, as a result, slow down the US economy.
The American Federal Reserve was obliged to lift interest rates when high inflation surfaced as a consequence of spiking oil prices. Increasing rates, this action works to quell inflation overall.
Rising interest rates decrease cash flow in the economy, which then lowers commodity demand and, finally, inflation. However, a primary drawback of increasing interest rates is that it might lead to an economic recession in which people don’t spend money on necessities. When people spend less money, companies make less profit. This usually causes the stock market to react negatively.
DoorDash is Abruptly Firing 1,250 Corporate Employees
One more tech company’s name has been attached to the string of tech companies that have announced mass layoffs.
DoorDash is cutting approximately 1,250 jobs and has joined the list of well-known tech companies’ most recent examples of cost-cutting. Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash, wrote in a note to employees that the company had accelerated its hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep up with its growth. He said that as of early 2020, DoorDash was undersized for its needs. Though DoorDash has succeeded in many areas, “we were too lax in our management of team growth,” according to Xu. He takes responsibility for this lack of foresight, which caused operating expenses to rise quickly.
Xu noted that DoorDash has held up better than other e-commerce businesses. DoorDash has seen a significant increase in its market share for food delivery, according to third-party data. As of September, DoorDash accounted for 56 percent of sales in the industry. However, rising interest rates and recessionary fears pose a risk to DoorDash’s business model.
The company’s growth has decreased, and if DoorDash doesn’t cut costs, its operating expenses will exceed its revenue, according to company CEO Xu. The layoffs announced today affect around six percent of the company’s workforce.
DoorDash is giving laid-off employees 17 weeks of severance pay and a stock vest that will come in February 2023. In addition to that, health benefits will cease at the end of March, but COBRA coverage will be accessible for up to 18 months. Xu noted that DoorDash would set 1st March as the employment termination date. So, immigrant workers in the US on visas will get more time to find another job. Not only this, but DoorDash says it will offer recruiting support.
Last month, Lyft stated that it would be firing about 700 employees, representing a 13 percent workforce reduction. Other large tech companies that have conducted similar mass layoffs in recent months include Twitter, Meta, Roku, Peloton, Amazon, and Snap.
Now, You Can Buy a VanLife-Ready Transit Directly From the Ford Factory
The 2023 Ford Transit Trail is perfect for anyone who loves to explore and have new experiences.
The most significant challenge to using a van for long-distance excursions is the preparation. Most vehicles aren’t designed to accommodate extensive interior changes, like refrigerators, beds, and lighting fixtures–requiring many hours of custom work. However, Ford’s new Transit vans come prepped from the factory to accept popular VanLife modifications.
If you’re someone who loves adventure, then you’ll need a vehicle that can keep up with your lifestyle– enter the 2023 Transit Trail. This van is available in medium- and high-roof cargo configurations, providing ample space for all of your gear. The most spacious configuration offers 487 cubic feet of space, meaning there’s plenty of room to customize it to fit your needs. Plus, it has enough standing room for people six feet five inches tall and 14 feet of floor space in the cavernous cargo area.
This vehicle has been designed with convenience in mind- there are areas specifically for things like shelves, cabinets, and a bed. Buyers also have the option of an Upfitter package, which adds an exterior light bar, a larger center console, dual AGM batteries, and heavy-duty switches and electronics to make it easier to power accessories.
Not only has the inside been fixed up, but this Transit has also been built to handle tough adventures. It has a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine that makes 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. This means it can go fast and carry a lot. The power goes to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Transit has also increased its ride height by 3.5 inches for more ground clearance while keeping the 30-inch Goodyear Wranglers that guarantee you won’t get stuck anywhere. The 6500-pound towing capacity will come in handy when needing to tow a car or use it as your home away from home on race weekends.