FTF SESSIONS

Each month, Eric sits down with a member of the Follower to Fan Society to talk about THEIR Instagram success! During this interview, you’ll hear from members of our community who are seeing epic success on the ‘gram. Expect to learn how their fully harnessing the power of Instagram Stories, showing up on Instagram Live, selling in their DMs, growing their following, and more!

June 2019 | Victoria Harris |
Selling In your DMs

Victoria Harris is a digital marketing strategist who believes marketing is about becoming what people love. She founded her social media agency after graduating with her masters in Internet Marketing and quitting her day job. Victoria started her business with a mission to help small businesses look their best online. Her love of social media has landed her positions at companies in a variety of communities. Victoria's phone is always filled with Instagram notifications, her cup is always full of ice coffee, and she always has a dog on her lap (they're even featured on her website).

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April 2019 | Hafsa Rana | Creating Community

Hafsa is a mom blogger and content creation strategist. She helps moms be happy: with themselves, their bodies and their lives. Most importantly, she helps them leverage the power of the internet and social media to pursue their passions. Currently, she offers small group coaching to women looking to build a strategy around creating consistently incredible content and she will be launching her membership site in April 2019. On her blog, she loves talking about her adventures with my two boys and husband, self-care and motivating other moms to eat and live happily through sharing her hacks for mom life, simplified.

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MARCH 2019 | TAYLOR LEE |
Selling In INSTAGRAM DMs

Taylor is an abstract painter who has bipolar disorder, and this is an important component in her creative process. She sees the world through the ever twisting kaleidoscope of mania, experiencing extreme periods of high energy and low dives regularly as a result of bipolar disorder. Taylor finds ways to bring the reality of this stigmatized mental illness into a celebratory light, creating paintings that are buzzing with energy, movement, and loud colors in what she calls her “celebration style.”

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january 2019 | kristyn burney | Instagram live market

Kristyn’s journey in the creative industry began over 20 years ago when she became a freelance hairdresser in South Florida. She continued on that path for the next 17 years of her life until she and her husband relocated to the Atlanta area so she could stay home and raise their 2 children. It was then that she realized she was not ready to throw in her creative biz towel just yet. She knew she didn't want to go back to work and exhaust herself the way she was before. So, she started Cut Up and Dyed Pillow Co. It was a way for her to keep in contact with her ex hairdressing customers, via social media, and still sell them a product. Fast forward to today, she is consistently and successfully selling her handmade goods using Instagram. She hosts seasonal Live Markets (think Instagram meets QVC) selling her handmade goods and it has completely changed her business. Not only has she made thousands of dollars thanks to her Live Markets, she’s gained a deeper connection, built trust, and had SO MUCH fun with her customers on Instagram. She now teaches other makers how to do the same!

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