Your approach to Instagram Stories probably looks a little something like this...
You post willy nilly to your Stories with no real strategy of how you can use them to grow your business. So, they consist of the same things over and over from your everyday life. (Puppy pic—check. Baby pic—check. Breakfast pic—check. But nothing about your biz or your products.)
When you do post to your Stories, you're not really sure how to make them look branded for your business. You typically post in the moment and then wonder how others make their Stories look so awesome. You want your own unique style on IG but you're not sure how to achieve it.
You know there's a point to using Stories, but you're unsure of how it can work for your business. You know the gurus recommend using them, but you haven't seen it translate into anything but a few viewers. (And you feel like most people are just swiping past or exiting out of your Stories.)
You often struggle with what to say in your Stories, so you post a few pics and call it a day. Sometimes you skip several days, and you really aren't consistent with posting them. You're just not sure how to make it work for you.
It's just not working...
You want to use Instagram Stories as a part of your marketing strategy, and you know that what you're doing right now isn't working. You're feeling a little awkward and like your Stories aren't sharing the real you...
BUT if you could create Stories that feel like you, that communicate what your business is really all about, then you know that you'd gain a loyal following of fans. And that your business would grow as a result.
This is what it would look like, instead,
with your IG strategy on lock:
You're gaining new subscribers each time you post about your free offers and opt-ins. People are dropping their email addresses in the comment box every time because they know that you serve up the value, and they like what they see.
You're getting eyes on the valuable content that you're putting out on your blog and YouTube channel. When people see your content in your Stories, they're scrambling to go check it out.
You're seeing more people sharing your content and tagging you, which is leading to more visibility for your brand. People are sharing your Stories, posts, and the other content you create without you having to beg.
And as a result, you're selling more of your products and services. You're selling out and filling up whatever you put out into the world.
But you're not in this place just yet, because you're not sure how to use Instagram to the fullest. You know how to use *some* of the features, and you're trying to be more consistent. But you need a helping hand to bring you the rest of the way.
I *totally* get it because I felt the same way when I first started using Instagram to market my business.
You probably have a ton of questions, like:
How do I create branded Instagram Stories that look like me and help me to stand out from my competitors?
Which apps or tools do I use to make my Stories look great but not take FORever to create every single day?
How do I organize my photos and graphics on my phone in a way that makes them easy to access regularly?
How do I create Stories that look different and unique, so it doesn't feel like I'm creating the same thing over and over? Or like my Stories just don't stand out from everyone else on the platform?
How do I speak about my products or services on Instagram Stories on a consistent basis (especially in a way that people will respond to)?
How do I step up my engagement efforts to grow my Instagram community and ultimately my biz?
Creating Insta Stories might be brand new to you, or maybe you've used them for a while but with very little return. You want to figure things out but you need a little bit of a nudge.
If you don't know how to brand your Stories, what to post each day, and how to reach out and engage with other people, then you might keep doing the same thing over without seeing different results.
In fact, without someone to help you, you might keep hiding from IG Stories, altogether.
That's I've bundled my most successful Instagram courses together with a brand NEW Insta Stories course!
A course for the creative entrepreneur who wants to grow their biz
by marketing to raving fans on Instagram!
Insta Stories Bootcamp is a 21-Day Bootcamp to completely makeover your Instagram Stories.
Through this Bootcamp, you'll go from struggling to know what to say or how to show up on IG Stories to confidently connecting with your viewers and confidently sharing your business and offerings.
In this course, we will:
- Find your unique visual voice on the platform to make your Stories stand out and look like you,
- Learn how to use 3rd-party apps and tools to simplify the branding process,
- Learn how to organize your photos and assets on your phone for easy access,
- Learn how you can step up your creativity and use things like video and stop motion to make fun and engaging stories,
- Learn how you can speak consistently about your product or service on IG Stories without feeling icky or spammy,
- Take your engagement to the next level by learning how to interact with your viewers and get them to engage back with you.
There are 4 different modules in this Bootcamp program:
Branding your Stories so they stand out
Stepping up your creativity with out of the box techniques
Have the confidence to share your products and/or services
Engage your audience & make raving fans
During the next four weeks together, we'll really amp up your Insta Stories and start creating those raving fans who can't wait to get their hands on whatever you have to offer.
AND we'll have a private Facebook Community where we can all share and help each other every step of the way.
"Amanda's superpower is making you feel like you're in the room with a good friend. I feel so at ease, and actually feel like "there are no dumb questions" with her as my teacher. She not only delivers on what she's teaching but goes above and beyond to make sure you're doing well with the content and lessons."
-Neesha Merani, artist and online instructor
This new course comes bundled with these bonuses:
Access to the Private FB Community
Inside the FB community, you'll have the chance to share what you're creating on Instagram, get feedback from myself and the other group members, and connect with everyone who's taking the course. (Valued at $297)
Lifetime access to my most popular Instagram courses
Glam Your Instagram helps you to cut down on your posting time because you'll have a library of photos to choose from, and a theme or pattern to help you to know what to post next. I will teach you the steps that I take to create a feed that looks thoughtful and well-branded which will help you get new eyes on the things you create. By learning this method, you'll be able to take and post photos over and over that reflect your Brand personality. By knowing what to photograph and how you want it to show up in your feed, you'll take the guessing out of the equation (which is usually half the work).
What students had to say about Glam Your Instagram:
Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography helps you to become visible to those who will buy your work, as well as those who might share your work. By learning how to take photos of your artwork through Flatlay Photography, you'll be able to show your artwork in a fun, creative way no matter where you're at in the creation process.
In this class, I will teach you different flatlay scenes that you can use to showcase your artwork, how to focus your camera so that you get fun and interesting photos, how to setup your flatlays so that it's easy to take the photographs, how to place items within the picture to create an interesting scene, and some simple editing tips to make your photos stand out and look super professional.
What students had to say about Share Your Artwork With Flatlay Photography:
Download of Ishan Beri's popular ebook:
Hashtag Strategy Decoded ebook by Ishan Beri.
A fail-proof, three-step method to developing a high performing Hashtag Strategy for Instagram CHECKLIST + WORKBOOK included. (Valued at $30)
Access to my Instagram Stories Canva Templates:
These Instagram Story templates are designed with the artist in mind, but can be adapted for any creative business owner.
The templates are designed to help you market your creative business. You'll get templates for sharing your products, for sharing your blog posts and sneak peeks, as well as some templates for fun getting-to-know-you type stories.
This template pack is for use in Canva. (Valued at $19)
Ready to create Insta Stories that connect, engage, and convert your viewers to customers?
Insta Stories Bootcamp is a 4-Week Program that helps creative business owners to amp up their Insta Story strategy to create raving fans and sell more through their marketing efforts.
This isn't just another online course. It's a program and community that will take you from ho-hum Insta Stories to Insta Stories that show who you are online confidently.
New videos will drop each week, one for each day of the week. These videos will be available for you to watch during the Bootcamp, and after. You can revisit them whenever you feel your IG Stories strategy is getting off track.
I'm Amanda and I'm a creative entrepreneur and photographer. Instagram is my favorite place to market my business and share the creative content that I come up with on a daily and weekly basis.
I've taught over 4,100 students through my Skillshare classes that are all centered around Instagram and photography. And it excites me to help more people like you to create an Insta Story strategy that will grow your audience and ultimately grow your business.
My goal is to help you create branded Instagram Stories that are backed with a solid growth strategy, so you're not just aiming in the dark and expecting miracles to happen.
What do you say? Are you ready?
"Amanda is always positive, kind, and encouraging and will give you the confidence to take that next step and move forward in your business."
-Kathy Johnson, artist and online instructor
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ISB is for the creative entrepreneur who’s ready to step up her IG marketing game and make Instagram Stories a part of her daily marketing process.
If you want to use Instagram Stories and you're not sure how to talk about your products or services confidently on IG Stories, then this Bootcamp is for you.
ISB does require time from you each week. Each video is no longer than ten minutes in length, and each video shows you a particular strategy that you can start implementing every day.
I believe that you are in control of your Instagram schedule, so you get out what you put in.
You'll need at least 10 minutes for the video, but the actual tasks depend on how much time you personally would like to spend executing the task. I like to set aside at least 30 minutes a day for my own marketing strategy on IG.
Module 1 is completely devoted to Branding your Stories, and Module 2 is devoted to amping up your creativity even more.
If there's something you want to learn how to do, you can let me know in our Facebook group, and I'd be glad to add new videos to these two sections.
No, you can do a lot within the Instagram platform itself. 3rd-party apps can take your Stories even further, so I will suggest them but you only have to use them if you want to use them.
It's totally up to you!
If you want to amp up your Branding, increase your confidence with sharing your offers (free or paid), and engage with your audience in a way that leads to raving fans, then this Bootcamp will help you.
If you feel like you've already got a solid strategy, then this might not be the course for you.
The doors close on December 2nd and when they open back up in the New Year, the course will not be available with these bonuses.
The course will also sell at a much higher price. So, if you want to get in at the inaugural price and get all of the bonuses in this bundle then now is the best time to buy.
A whole lot of amazing stuff! Including:
21 videos with the exact strategies I use to show up and sell on Instagram (drip released over the next four weeks). You'll learn how to
- Brand your Instagram Stories so they look uniquely you,
- How to amp up your creativity for those moments when you feel like you're posting the same thing over and over,
- How to promote and sell your offers confidently,
- And how to engage with your audience to create raving fans.
Access to the Private Facebook Community so you can connect with other Bootcampers, share feedback and ideas, and ask me all of your pressing questions.
BONUS! (valued at $297)
BONUS! (valued at $57)
"I love being able to work through the videos and information at my own pace. I can focus on what I need to and skip/come back to parts depending on the current season of my business. I have found new ways of staying organized, so many new ideas and Amanda is very helpful with explaining each part during the videos."
-Tessa Willie, hair care specialist