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Hitting 10k on Instagram

There is a certain bravado once that 10k hits your profile. You want to dance. You want to shout. You feel so tall.   But really, it’s just a number….   The benefit of having 10k+ followers on Instagram includes: -linking in stories -looking cool Wow! That’s it?! Yup! Sorry to burst your bubble.   First things first. If you are here just to be cool- there’s the door. I’m sure you can pay for some super likes an get to 10k quickly if that’s your game. If you are here to truly maximize what you can get from Instagram, stick around. You’ve got a lot to learn, young grasshopper. And please, say this with me before we even continue:...

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Are you using Instagram correctly?

Odds are, you haven’t even scratched the surface. Don’t I always have your back!? Let’s sort this mess out, shall we!? If you run an e-commerce store, you know that in 2017, Instagram is likely the main source of your traffic. Check out the stats for Thebabybirdboutique   So now that we know Instagram gets a gold star for bringing customers into the door; How do we find more customers? How do we get them excited about every single thing we post? How do we keep them engaged? How do we ensure what we are giving them is going to keep them around?   Let’s play a hypothetical game. You are starting a new business and just created your Instagram....

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The Handmade Movement

There was a time where arts & crafts were frowned upon. That time is GONE! I sat alone day in, day out with a growing belly. A belly I had pleaded to my higher power for. Every day i grew more anxious. I had just said goodbye to my firstborn son, and I was on pins and needles to ensure the new life inside of me was safe. That’s when my husband appeared with a sewing machine. I had never sewn a thing in my life. He watched the tutorials for me, taught me how to use it and wished for the best. Within two months, I was completing simple patterns I had found online. Within a few months I had...

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