Have you seen a trend lately of teacherprenuers using Instagram to grow their audience? Maybe you've heard of some big names in the teacher-instagram land and you've got heart eyes wondering how they were able to find so much success. You may have even started your own teacher instagram, but you're feeling a little lost and you're wondering if you'll ever have more than 20 people like your photos. Maybe you're dreaming of the day when teachers will talk about your account or share your resources during lunch.
When I first started my teacher instagram, I felt a lot of these feelings. It seemed like there was some big secret to success that no one was willing to share. I felt alone and desperate and I wanted to give up, but I'm so glad that I didn't.
Can I tell you a little secret? Starting my teacher instagram account was so frustrating! I could see other accounts growing quickly and finding customers, but I was just hearing crickets. Even more frustrating was the fact that there was practically zero information about there about how to use Instagram as a successful tool for your teacherprenuer business.
So I spent several years learning everything I could about Instagram, social media, branding, etc. Then I put my knowledge into action and everything changed. I started connecting with people like YOU! I built relationships with other incredible teachers who believed in what I believed in.
William Arthur Ward said, "Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.
I think this statement is quite applicable to using your teacher Instagram as a tool for your business. Finding success won't come from dreaming and believing - it will come from working and practicing. Making a difference doesn't come from caring and belonging - it comes from helping and participating. Don't sit around and wait! Go out and make your own dreams for your business come true!
I definitely still have more to learn about a lot of things, including business and Instagram, but I want to share the tips and tricks I've learned so far with all the new teacher instagrammers who are trying to navigate that platform and transform their accounts into powerful tools. When I started out on Instagram, I felt kind of alone. I wanted to find a community of teachers who used Instagram and who wanted to work together.
I couldn't find a community like what I was looking for, so I created my own community: The Teacher Instagram Club. This community is 100% free and it always will be. If you want to join the club, or explore some of the other courses, guides, and tools I have for teacher instagrammers, click on one of the links below.