When I started my business in 2014, my clients only cared about Facebook & LinkedIn.

At the time, Instagram was just fun and games 🤳🏼 Fast forward a few years and it became a business marketing tool…and that’s when everything changed.⁣

Back then there weren’t many resources to learn from, so I just did what I knew, which was to be social, network, and connect 🗯⁣

I started commenting on posts from local businesses and engaging with local hashtags because it felt natural to connect with the community I was already in 💞⁣

Next thing I knew, local biz owners were DMing me left and right asking if we could work together. So while commenting on their posts was not a sales tactic, I realized I found the secret sauce:⁣

Start Local 📍 Grow Outward 🚀⁣

By connecting with your local community & becoming a friendly IG neighbor you become approachable and increase that know, like, trust factor. And then your growth skyrockets…organically 🙌🏼⁣

Because social media should be social, and it’s all about growing a network that trusts you, believes in you, refers you, and cheers you on.⁣

SO…ready to grow your IG community and genuinely connect with people and businesses in your hood?! Here are some tips:⁣

📍 USE LOCAL HASHTAGS & ENGAGE WITH THEM⁣

📍 INCLUDE YOUR LOCATION IN YOUR BIO⁣

📍 USE YOUR LOCATION IN POSTS & STORIES⁣

📍 SHOW LOCAL BUSINESSES LOVE⁣

📍ATTEND LOCAL NETWORKING EVENTS⁣

I’ve worked with Realtors, network marketers, bridal gown designers, brick and mortar shops, and everything in between, and starting local has made the BIGGEST impact.⁣

And not just for my clients…but for myself as well.⁣

Ready to see incredible, mind-blowing growth and have a huge supportive community around your brand? Start connecting with your local community! And watch the magic unfold.⁣

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