I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again, and again, and again….): the key to success as a social media influencer is being an active participant in the communities you’re most connected to. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to amplify your presence on Instagram, learn from your fellow influencers, grow your website traffic, form more meaningful connections with your audience and followers, earn sponsored opportunities, or just keep your channels fresh and relevant – the key is participation.
So if you’re ready to grow your online brand and want to start getting more involved, here are 5 easy ways you can participate this week:
Be more visible to awesome brands, like this one…
Join Fit Approach and the most trusted gelatin and collagen brand on the planet, Great Lakes Gelatin for a fun #WIAW Instagram Challenge where we’ll be taking our Wednesday eats to Instagram on February 28 and / or March 7 for a chance to win $100 in cash.
All you have to do to participate is show off your Wednesday eats on your Instagram grid and tag @GreatLakesGelatin and @FitApproach on Instagram and use the hashtags: #WIAW #LifeWithGLG #sweatpink! And if you’re in the market for some amazing collagen products, there will be 10 product giveaways happening online from some of your favorite online influencers (hint, hint, search the #LifewithGLG hashtag).
Learn from fellow social media influencers!
If you haven’t yet signed up for the Get Your Sexy Back, Mama Summit, my question to you is WHY NOT? First of all, it’s 100% FREE. And second, it’s chock full of inspirational interviews and guests from some of my very favorite social media influencers and experts (plus it also includes an interview from me, ahem…and it’s a good one…pregnancy tired, like whoa, and fresh and sweaty from a run).
And if that’s not enough, it’s hosted by my good friend and #SweatPink sister, Jessica Joy. Her goal is to help you BREAKTHROUGH what’s holding you back with your health so you can have more energy and live a happier life, even when you’re super busy. The summit starts on Monday, February 26 and will feature the expertise and wisdom from over 20 experts, including me!
Form more meaningful connections.
If you want to get to know someone better, there’s truly nothing like a good, old fashioned pen pal to deepen and strengthen your bond. To form deeper bonds with my own community and have some fun (and hello, inspiration) in my kitchen, I joined the Fit Approach and Eggland’s Best eggs Recipe Swap. I got paired up with Jerica from Jerica Says (how lovely is her homepage, btw?)…
…and we’ve already exchanged emails about our lives, our winter weather woes, and now our recipes – and I am oh so excited to bring her kitchen into mine – and share her eggy recipe with my little corner of the internet. And I’m just crossing my fingers that she likes the recipe I sent her way!
Want to join the swap? Sign up HERE.
Grow Your Instagram Presence.
I always try and keep a pulse on anything relevant that might be happening online – and I’m really excited to say that next week (Thursday, March 1) is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. Yep, that’s right, it’s a whole day dedicated to one of the things I love most in life – that ooey, gooey, creamy spread that goes so well on just about everything I love in life – smoothies, toast, my spoon, ice cream, overnight oats, and more.
Join the fun, and share your peanut butter love on Thursday, March 1!
Keep your channels fresh & relevant.
Ok, so this one is a little silly but oh, so fun – and hey, it’s lighting up the internet right now – so a great chance to keep your content relevant, fresh, and on trend. A big thanks to Gixo coach, Aaron for bringing this fun (and silly!) challenge to my attention during our workout yesterday. If you haven’t yet heard of the #HobbyLobbyChallenge, you might live under a rock (like me) – but don’t fret – it’s easy to participate. Go to your nearest Hobby Lobby and do a mini photo shoot in the floral department – post to Instagram and hashtag #hobbylobbychallenge.
And there you have it, social media superstars – five great ways to participate online this week – whether you’re eating, learning, or playing!
Happy Friday y’all!
Stay sweaty friends,
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Great Lakes Gelatin and Eggland’s Best through my partnership with Fit Approach. That said, all words, opinions expressed, and thoughts are my very own.