Why Instagram Stories???
Your approach to Instagram Stories might look like this...
You post willy nilly to your Stories and Instagram in general with no real strategy of how you can use this platform to grow your business. You're puzzled with what to post on Stories, so the things you post usually consist of the same content over and over from your everyday life. (Puppy pic ✓ Baby pic ✓ Breakfast pic ✓ But you never share your biz or your products.)
When you do post to your Stories, you're not sure how to make them branded. And you typically post in the moment and then wonder how others make their Stories look so eye-catching and engaging. You know that 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 gurus recommend using Stories, 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 feel like you're permanently stuck at the struggle bus station. You're unsure of what to say in your Stories. So you either post a few pics and call it a day. Or you skip several days without saying a word. You're not sure how to make Stories 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 isn't working. You're feeling a little awkward. Like your Stories aren't sharing the real you...
BUT if you could just create Stories that felt like you, that communicated what your business is all about, then you'd know that your viewers would become loyal fans.
And you'd know that your business would grow as a result.
This is what it would look like, instead,
with your IG strategy dialed in:
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've posted 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 there *yet*, because you don't know HOW to use Instagram to the fullest.
You know *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.
BUT after I learned the basics, I was able to make Instagram Stories a fun place to share my offers with my most engaged viewers.
And you can do this too...
But first, 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 that won't take FORever to create Stories 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?
"Insta Stories Bootcamp is a fantastic course, that will put you at ease and give you the confidence to start leveraging Instagram Stories for your business. Amanda is such a great teacher and super understanding of us creative entrepreneurs."
-Caro of Fox Bear Studio, illustrator and Skillshare teacher
Creating Insta Stories might be brand new to you, or maybe you've used them for a while but with very little response. And if you need a little bit of a nudge...
If you don't know how to brand your Stories, what to post each day, or how to reach out and engage with other people on the app, then you're probably doing the same things over and over again without seeing different results.
In fact, without someone to help you, you might be tempted to keep hiding from IG Stories, altogether.
Together we can change how you feel about marketing on Instagram.
"Amanda's Insta Stories Bootcamp gave me what I needed to be able to show up constantly for my audience by giving little bits and pieces of me and my work that I actually felt comfortable sharing. I also found an amazing community of people that made me feel understood, it was like finding new friends with common interests. I would recommend it to anyone, don't hesitate so much, believe me, you won't regret it! :)"
-Arlene Vega, pre-school teacher and crafter
INSTA STORIES BOOTCAMP
A course for the creative entrepreneur who wants to grow their biz
by marketing to raving fans on Instagram!
Insta Stories Bootcamp is a four week Bootcamp to completely makeover your Instagram Stories.
Through this Bootcamp, you'll go from struggling with 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.
"I love all of Amanda's classes! She is an amazing teacher with the kindest heart who always over delivers. She has a beautiful way of breaking things down into small chunks which makes it easy to try out different lessons without feeling overwhelmed, yet you are challenged at the same time."
-Laura Gaffke, artist and instructor
There are 4 modules in this Bootcamp program:
Branding + Creative Content + Confidence to Sell + An Engaged Audience
When you put these four pillars into action, your Stories will become so powerful and help you to connect with your audience in a way that you can't through "static" posts.
In this module, you'll learn my favorite techniques to discover your visual voice and how to brand your Stories so they stand out.
Module Two is all about coming up with creative content ideas and becoming a storyteller! You'll also gain access to a library of content ideas!
Module Three is where you'll learn how you can share your creative genius with the world; with confidence and contagious excitement.
This final module is where you'll learn to engage with your viewers in such a way that makes them into raving fans. This is my favorite part of Instagram (even as an introvert)!
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.
A sneak peek at what you'll find inside the program:
PLUS 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
NEXT CLASS OPENS IN SPRING OF 2021
This 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:
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)
"After taking Insta Stories Bootcamp, I feel confident in using the tools that Instagram has in the platform to make Stories more interesting, watchable, and interactive for my audience. I've picked up habits and strategies that make creating easier and more consistent. If you're feeling in any way overwhelmed by starting to use stories Amanda's course will get you started with basics and show you how you can build on this with creativity."
-Hannah Gilly, Knitter and YouTuber
During the Black Friday Sale, you can also get access to the following EXPIRING bonuses:
Join before they expire!
This year, there are 4 expiring bonuses:
- Bonus #1 - "Create Authentic Content" A Workshop (This bonus expires on November 27th at 11:59 PM) (Valued at $47)
- Bonus #2 - "Document Your Process" A Workshop (This bonus expires on November 28th at 11:59 PM) (Valued at $47)
- Bonus #3 - "Getting Started With Reels" - A Workshop (This bonus expires on November 30th at 11:59 PM) (Valued at $47)
- Bonus #4 - Access to my Content Batching Mini-Class (This bonus expires on December 1st at 1 PM) (Valued at $27)
Once the bonus expires, you'll no longer be able to gain access to that particular bonus. So the best day to sign up is the first day to get all 4 bonuses!
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 with confidence.
Each week, a new module will open to help you learn one specific strategy for using Instagram Stories. All the 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 going off track.
Important Dates for Insta Stories Bootcamp:
- Module Two content will unlock 3 days after you purchase,
- Module Three content will unlock 6 days after you purchase,
- Module Four content will unlock 9 days after you purchase.
- If you snag any of the bonus workshops, the workshops will happen in December 2020. Dates will be announced in the Facebook group.
"You need to take this class! Amanda is a detail-minded, organized, and informative teacher! In this Bootcamp, you will learn all about Instagram stories — what they are, why they are important, and most importantly, how to create your own, to add another element to connect with your clients! The Bootcamp is filled with tips, tricks, and information for streamlining the process, and creating content, that again, will help you better connect with your clients!"
-Deb Jeffrey, artist and Skillshare instructor
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 6,800 students through my Skillshare classes that are all centered on 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.
I've designed Insta Stories Bootcamp to be completed over four weeks, although you can take more or less time depending on your needs.
Most of the modules have short videos that are 15 minutes or less. I would set aside at least 1-2 hours per week while you're going through the content.
Once you're done, then you can spend an hour or two a week planning and executing your Instagram marketing plan.
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 you've already got a solid strategy, then this might not be the course for you.
If you purchase during the Black Friday 2020 sale, you'll get access to the following content straight away:
- Welcome Module
- Module One
- The How-To Vault
The schedule for Modules 2-4 are below:
- Module 2 - Available 3 days after purchase,
- Module 3 - Available 6 days after purchase,
- Module 4 - Available 9 days after purchase.
This is to accommodate the updates that I'm making to the course.
The course content is available to you for the life that the course is online. Each year, I do a revamp of the content and you'll get access to any updates, as well.
Do you have a question that's not listed above? Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT CLASS OPENS IN SPRING OF 2021
"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