DAY 7- Helpful Apps & Hashtags

You are doing awesome! I love seeing all of your fitness related but NOT sales-y posts! You really are getting it!! =)

When it comes to creating quality content, here are some awesome iPhone apps to download: 

    •    Taking pictures: Burstmode & CameraTime

    •    Putting Text on Pics: A + signature, picsArt, FontCandy, WordFoto, TitleFx

    •    Facebook cover photo: Cover Photo, Canva (for ipad or desktop)

    •    Adding Music / Making Collages: PicFrame, Pic Play Post, Pic Stitch, Diptic, Frametastic 

    •    Special Effects: PS Express, SuperImpose 

    •    Pop of color: PE-FotoLr go to Edit Pic>Color>DrawFx>Black & White. Be sure to enlarge the picture so you can get up close to the object you are keeping in color

Hashtag like a boss! But realize, on Instagram, if your pictures are not staying relevant to fitness/health or aren't eye-catching pics, OR there aren't many of YOU, you'll likely not get engagement from your followers or you may not even get many new followers at all, because they can't see who this person is they're following. People follow REAL people who provide value in some way to their life, not just pictures or quotes they can see on any fitness account. Hashtags can help you attract users who are searching for a particular type of photo or subject. (For example, if you take a picture of the Eiffel Tower, include "#paris" or "#eiffeltower" in the description and anyone looking for photos taken in Paris will be able to find your picture.)

Below are some Fitness Hashtags (copy & paste to your phone memo pad). Add them to existing Instagram pics asap and watch your likes & followers go up! If you're not getting new followers, then they're looking at your photo collage & not seeing what they want. Evaluate what you have & delete what wouldn't be interesting to a fitness/health fan:

#beastmode #femalefitnesspage #gimmeabs #girlswithmuscle #flexfriday #ig_fitness_freaks #abs #crosstrain #trainmean #traindirty #getlean #fitaddicted #sweat #workoutclothes #toned #tiu #instafit #picoftheday #instagood #muscles #homegym #she_is_fit #fitfam #iworkout #instafit #fitspo #itrainhard #justdoit #fit4life #livefit #fitlife

Below are nutrition-type Hashtags:

#yumm #healthylifestyle #foodspiration #recipes #yummy #eatforabs #gimmeabs #eatclean #cleaneats #cleaneating #foodie #foodporn #eatyourgreens #healthyrecipe #lowglycemic #wholefoods # #getlean #nutrition #organic #vegan #veganbodybuilding

Try to use as many hashtags as possible, but put them in the comments. Even if someone taps on a hashtag that has nothing to do with your picture and they stumble upon it, they may like it, and/or even start following you. Go back and add hashtags to older Instagram posts. Delete & re-add again later if you can.

HOMEWORK: Come up with your own personal list of 15-30 hashtags that relate to your passion / brand. Check out every hashtag before you add it to your list- make sure you like the photos & they are appropriate for you (when you find one you like, like 5, comment on 3 & message 3-5 ideal potential customers). Create eye-catching instagram posts & paste hashtags into the comment section. It will be fun to see how fast your account grows as you post engaging content... Have a great day!