The Dancer’s Guide To Instagram Is Here!!
Learn how to build a profitable dance brand on Instagram,
no matter how many followers you have!
Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world! With over 500 million users, it’s not surprising that there is a HUGE community of dancers who are active on Instagram, every day. This presents a major opportunity for you to connect with the dance community on Instagram, in a way that can help you grow your personal brand or business, and ultimately make more money, at no additional cost! That’s kind of a big deal!
The only challenge is, Instagram has a new algorithm in place, so now it’s not as easy as it was in the past, to grow your following and business, using Instagram. You have to know the secrets of what works, what doesn’t, and how to make sure the people you want to connect with, can find you on Instagram.
So how do you do that? In this exclusive guide, created specifically for the dance industry, I’m breaking it ALL down for you!
My name is Ashani Mfuko, I am a Social Media Strategist, Professional Dancer, and Digital Marketing Specialist for the dance industry.
I’ve spent the past 7 years consulting with dance studio owners, dance companies, dance business owners, dancewear companies, choreographers, and more, to create powerful, results-driven social media strategies. I’ve worked with some of the top brands in the dance industry, including Bloch Dancewear, the Joffrey Ballet School, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, D(n)A Arts Collective, the Triple Threat Talent Tour, and many more!
In some cases, I also stepped in to implement the strategy, and manage my client’s social media accounts, including Instagram.
In the year 2015, I helped Bloch Dancewear USA grow their Instagram following from around 12,000 followers, to over 25,000 followers, in just 6 months (they now have over 64,000 followers, using my same strategy). But the truth is, without a comprehensive strategy in place, and knowledge of the best practices on Instagram, you will not be able to get these types of results.
Fortunately, you don’t actually even need to have tens of thousands of followers on Instagram, to get great results, grow your business, or make more money. You can still get some amazing results on Instagram, even if you only have a thousand followers (or less)!
It all comes down to your strategy, and how you go about connecting with your target audience on Instagram every single day.
Every day on Instagram, I see tons of dance studio owners, dance teachers, choreographers, dance wear companies, and other dance-related brands, use the WRONG hashtags for their account. OUCH!
How do you know what the wrong hashtags are?
If you’re using the WRONG hashtags, here’s what happens to you:
• You gain new followers, but they will be random people, who are not really interested in your brand, products, or services.
• You get lots of spammy followers and comments.
• Your content gets lost in a sea of photos and videos on Instagram, and your engagement is really low.
• You miss out on opportunities for your target audience to find you through searches on Instagram.
• You’re gaining new followers, but they’re not converting into new e-mail subscribers, new students in your dance classes, or new clients and customers for your brand.
When you’re using the RIGHT hashtags on Instagram, here’s what happens:
• Your ideal clients, customers, and target audience starts to find you, without any additional effort from you.
• You start gaining TONS of new followers in your target market who are very interested in your brand, classes, performances, products, and services.
• You’re found by other popular accounts on Instagram, and start getting featured on other accounts in your niche market.
• You start getting genuine comments on your posts.
• You start getting offers for collaborations and contests.
• You start getting free media coverage on popular blogs and websites.
• You start getting new e-mail subscribers, paying clients, customers, students, and patrons, directly from Instagram. BOOYAH!!
I have an entire section in this guide, with ALL you need to know to create your hashtag strategy, and choose exactly which hashtags to use so that your ideal customers, clients, and dance students, can start finding YOU on Instagram!
In this E-guide, I break down:
17 Instagram Marketing Tips Every Dancer and Dance Business Owner Needs To Know
The exact criteria you need to use when researching what hashtags you should use for your dance brand’s Instagram strategy.
The “Secret Recipe To Massive Success On Instagram” (and No, you don’t need to have tens of thousands of followers on Instagram to get results, and make money).
How To Leverage a following of 1,000 people or less, to grow your personal brand or business, and starting getting more students in your dance classes, more clients, and more customers.
Why many of the “popular” dance hashtags on Instagram don’t actually work.
How To Position Your Dance Brand For Profitability using Instagram.
Secrets to standing out and truly SHINING on Instagram, in a sea of dancers, choreographers, dance studios, and dance companies, who are just like you!
PLUS, I’m giving you a list of over 60, extensively-researched, proven hashtags, that work extremely well for dance brands on Instagram, so you don’t have to do the work yourself. I’ve already done all of the work for you!
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I connected with Ashani a couple of years ago on Twitter. I was drawn to her positive messages, her smile, and her consistent way of shining her light on social media. I finally got to meet her in person last year, while vacationing in my favorite city, New York City. She is the same genuine, radiant, and kind person in real life, as she appears to be online. After returning to social media in May 2016 from a 6-month, unplanned break, I came back to a lot of changes in the social media world. These changes included the new Instagram algorithm, and I realized that it’s getting even harder to set yourself apart from others on social media.
When frustration, overwhelm, and discouragement finally hit, I knew exactly who to talk to, because I’ve watched Ashani walk the walk and practice what she preaches on social media. I hired her for an “Instagram Audit”. She came up with a 10 step action plan to help me get unstuck. I’ve only scratched the surface of what she mentioned in my plan, and still have more to do, but I can honestly say that, hiring her was definitely a game changer for me!
I’ve seen an increase in my engagement, I am slowly but surely attracting my target audience, and I have more focus with my overall Instagram strategy. Ashani is a mentor turned friend, but she does not sugarcoat the truth. She keeps it real with me and reminds me often to, “get out of my comfort zone”. She’s a cheerleader, but she’s also #TeamNoExcuses. As for me, I am just blessed to know and work with her before she goes viral.
Question: Why did you decide to hire me?
Camille: I wanted to strengthen our social media presence, strategies, and audience engagement and interaction.
Question: What problem(s) have I solved during my time working with you?
Camille: I have seen a change in every area. It was so exciting the first time I started seeing people interacting- leaving comments, asking questions, sharing the content- it felt really good. I am also excited to work with Fredy. The new BGS video is beautiful and has received so great responses. I am looking forward to creating more videos about CABD, BGS, and The Gathering.
Question: Why would you recommend me to someone else?
Camille: I would recommend you in a heartbeat, Ashani. You are GOOD: clear, conscious, savvy, witty, compassionate, encouraging, accommodating, and generous. Your strategies and vision inspires me. I appreciate the care you have in making my voice via social media strong, encouraging, and engaging. I am so happy with the direction we are going, and I am extremely thankful we have reconnected. I hope this is a work relationship that continues for a very long time.
I am the co-owner of the Triple Threat Talent Tour. I decided to hire Ashani after we spoke briefly about the dance industry. Ashani’s knowledge and enthusiasm ensured me that she would be a good fit for our company. As a new company we were looking to market our name better and increase our followers and fans on social media. Ashani was very helpful by coming up with new way to market our name as a business on social media. She was easy to talk to, and always willing to answer questions. There was a day where Ashani and I spoke on the phone for over an hour discussing ideas on how to grow our business. This was not something that she was required to do in the contract, yet she went above and beyond to help! I would recommend Ashani’s services to any company looking to increase their business. She is very resourceful and innovative when it comes to growing a new business, as she helped us increase our social media followers in only a month’s time.
I decided to work with Ashani after years of following her on Facebook and Twitter. I had implemented most of her advice and felt I needed a few one-on-one sessions to refine my social media skills. Speaking with Ashani put my mind at ease and also made me feel like more in control of my social media skills. I now have an action plan that’s ready to be implemented and I feel my business is heading in the right direction. Ashani is not only knowledgeable but friendly, uplifting, and makes you feel inspired after every session. I am very grateful for her work and look forward to working with her more in the future. I would recommend all aspiring dance artists work with Ashani to ensure they are maximizing their options and creating successful action plans for their future.
I’m so grateful I reached out to Ashani Mfuko! Just had the most wonderful coaching session and everything seems so clear and simple now. Thank you so much for our session and for my homework! I will definitely be scheduling our next session very soon.Your help and expertise is exactly what I need, I can’t tell you how grateful I am. This is my year, yes! Thank you, Ashani!
My life, business & spirit have been blessed and enriched through my connection with Ashani Mfuko. Ashani has been a mentor, friend and inspiration to me. We are miles apart but she carries an essence of compassion that lets you know that she is available to you. Her Mentorship & coaching have challenged my standards of professionalism. She has shown me how to work smarter and this in turn has improved my productivity drastically! Ashani equally understands the world of business and the dance industry. I would and do recommend her because she has the wherewithal to address your questions but even see deeper than the question. She is knowledegable, experienced & driven. Ultimately what I admire is her integrity and grit. Ashani Mfuko has been a divine connection and I am very thankful for it.
Ashani Mfuko and the Finance Your Dance Movement have drastically improved my connections in the NYC dance, aerial, and dance education world as well as taught me that I AM MY OWN BRAND. I have had tons of friends tell me I’d be a successful business owner, though the thought of ever owning that much responsibility and potentially financial burden scares me. Ashani made me realize however, I AM MY OWN BUSINESS! Since I have been involved in the Finance Your Dance courses, I have joined Twitter, Pinterest, & LinkedIn, gotten new head shots and brought my butt back to the classroom more often, and started networking online. I’m thankful that I now know Ashani Mfuko. She is a mentor who is priceless!
It was truly a blessing to become connected to Ashani Mfuko. I’ve been dancing as a soloist for more than 10 years and instructing youth in ballet, modern, liturgical, jazz and hip-hop dance. I was at a point in my career where I needed clarification and an extra push to achieve some personal dance goals. My coaching sessions with Ashani have done just that! From day one she was encouraging and transparent. Her resources and e-books have equipped me with the valuable information needed to pursue my dreams.
Finance Your Dance stuck out to me because it connected directly to dance. Ashani’s positive energy online attracted me to find out more. Her genuine and sincere personality gave me the confidence to sign up.
Since Finance Your Dance, my daily life is different. I start my days with affirmations and reading inspirations to begin on a positive note. The help and advice regarding social media for both my business and arts education group has been life changing. Thanks to how Ashani lifts me up and sends encouragement, while demonstrating the do’s of social media have inspired me to begin my own weekly tweet chat.
I am sooo happy I met Ashani. These days, it is rare to meet someone who does what they say. Not only does she follow through, she does so with a smile and makes you feel very special in the process. When it comes to social media, I was clueless. She helped me get set up and continued to provide support after delivery. I highly recommend Ashani. She is definitely a jewel.