March 2018 income report: let's work from Mexico

March 2018 income report: let's work from Mexico

Elise in February:

"Hmm... after two business conferences this month, how can I make March more interesting?

I know – ANOTHER business conference and 9 days in Mexico!"

In last month's report, I emphasized the importance of strategic planning.

So this month, I really focused on being heads-down in my work before all the travels started up again.

In the week leading up to my Mexico trip, I focused on my ONE THING:

My Instagram Masterclass.

A step-by-step guide to reaching 10K followers on Instagram

A step-by-step guide to reaching 10K followers on Instagram

"Instagram is the most important platform to grow your business in 2018." - Russell Brunson, co-founder of ClickFunnels.

When Russell uttered these words at this year's Funnel Hacking Live in Orlando, I shot my phone up into the air above the seated crowd and started recording the rest of his 15-minute presentation (as my arm quivered and shook).

At the same time, I was internally freaking out.

Here was one of my industry's most prolific influencers and entrepreneurs... saying everything I had been telling my InstaGrowth Boss students for the last year.

It was a full circle moment that renewed my passion for helping freelancers and entrepreneurs grow their business through Instagram.

So why is Instagram the most important social network?

Instagram profile makeover: 5 steps to skyrocket your growth

Instagram profile makeover: 5 steps to skyrocket your growth

I know it can be hard to grow on Instagram consistently.

But what if I told you that with five simple steps... you could DOUBLE your followers in a month?

I know, I know. It sounds whack.

But I've tested this method with about 2,000 people who've joined my free challenges... and have gotten results like these:

5 ways to boost your business with Instagram Story Highlights

5 ways to boost your business with Instagram Story Highlights

Instagram Story Highlights and Archive have changed the way I use my favourite app.

If you're not familiar with these new features, you can now create "bubbles" (or what Instagram is calling "Highlights") of your already-shared Instagram Stories that permanently live on your profile, directly on top of all your posts.

Plus, with the Archive feature, all your Instagram Stories are saved in the app so you no longer have to save them to your phone. πŸ‘

Think of Instagram Story Highlights as the interactive welcome video that a new follower gets to see about you.

And think of Instagram Stories as the new way to vlog.

"Hmmm... should I follow this ~Elise Darma~?

Well, she travels a lot and gives tips on Instagram which is right up my alley so that's an obvious yes." πŸ˜

Now I'll be honest. Before the December 2017 update, I didn't put THAT much strategy or thought into my Stories.

5 tiny niches you could dominate on Instagram

5 tiny niches you could dominate on Instagram

Are you the type of person that's into really obscure fandoms?

Do you geek out over things that leave most people scratching their heads?

You can turn your passion into a profitable Instagram account.

You might feel like the big niches on Instagram are already oversaturated, and there’s no room for your growth.

Well, you don't need to be a travel blogger, fitness instructor or makeup artist extraordinaire to build a community and make a living off of Instagram.

Even the smallest niches can bring home some extra cash on the side.

Plus, the tiny niches on Instagram have the most untapped potential.

While they might not amass followings of 100K+, these tiny niches can be highly potent with fanatic followings and highly profitable.

Social Media Marketing World (and what happens when you spend $1,000s on conferences)

Social Media Marketing World (and what happens when you spend $1,000s on conferences)

February and March have been a whirlwind of travel.

But not in that #laptoplifestyle, sitting-on-the-beach kinda way.

It was more like pack-for-warm-weather-but-sit-in-a-conference-hall kinda way. 

At the end of February, I flew to San Diego for two business conferences: Traffic & Conversion and Social Media Marketing World. 

And since I teach Instagram marketing, I thought a recap of Social Media Marketing World would be especially helpful for my readers :)

Here are the highlights from my experience at Social Media Marketing World, and how the event has the potential to affect the future growth of my business: 

February 2018 income report: more revenue, more expenses

February 2018 income report: more revenue, more expenses

Woo! What a month.

In February, I was mostly heads-down in work until the last week when I flew to San Diego for two business conferences.

Before San Diego, my main focus was to keep spreading the word about my Lisbon retreat, and then to set up my Instagram Masterclass (have you taken it yet?) which, to be honest, was a lot more challenging than I initially thought it would be.

Tech stuff, design adjustments, connecting programs, writing copy for emails and ads... you name it.

BUT – it got done.

And once it launched on February 9th, I then ventured down a new path in my biz:

Putting some serious investment into Facebook ads.

5 of the most profitable Instagram niches

5 of the most profitable Instagram niches

Times have changed, my friend.

You no longer need a fancy website to start a profitable business.

You could very well get started with just an Instagram account.

Don't believe me? That's how I created my six-figure business(es).

Insane, right?

I've got multiple income sources coming in all thanks to a free app.

So how did I do it?

By finding a profitable niche and creating a community around my passions for travelling and working remotely.