30 Day Instagram Challenge for Equine & Rural Businesses #30DayRuralBusiness - Equine Photographer and Country Lifestyle Blogger I via sophiecallahanblog.com I #lifestyleblogger #photography #countrylife

My Instagram account is one of my favourite ways to market my business and engage with the community I have built. I spend hours scrolling through those little squares and when I asked on the Small & Supercharged Facebook group if anybody would be interested in a 30 day Instagram challenge, to help use the platform to grow their business, create new content and connect with other likeminded business owners the interest was staggering.

It seems quite a few of you would love a bit of help when it comes to navigating the mysterious waters of Instagram.

And with a lot of discussion and rumour just recently released, about the potential changes we may be seeing on the platform, through 2018, I thought this was the perfect time to set this up.

The idea will be that we begin on the 1st February 2018, but if you’re reading this at a later date, you can start at any time. And I’m aware that February only has 28 days, however, the beauty of a 30 day challenge is that it can be used and re-used whenever you need it.

 

It’s a great way to come up with new content, without having to think too hard, because the basic theme is already provided for you. It encourages you to think outside of the box, get a little creative and perhaps post things you might not ordinarily have had the courage or insight to post.

The use of the hashtag #30DayRuralBusiness is important, because it not only means that you are searchable, by others partaking in the challenge, but it also means that you can use it to find and connect with other businesses that might compliment yours. Whether they are business you can ‘regram’, or that might be a potential collaboration partner for you for the future, or simply that you enjoy following and interacting with.

 

The best way to go about a 30 day challenge is to plan in advance. Look through the challenge below and try to plan as many of your posts ahead of schedule as you can. This will help you keep up and will alleviate a huge amount of stress that social media usage seems to cause so many business owners.

You can also transfer many of the posts onto your Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest and LinkedIn profiles, if you like. So the hope is that the challenge should provide you with strong content across multiple social media platforms.

So, without further ado, your challenge, should you accept it, is as follows…

 

01. Introduce Yourself (Even if you’ve already done this, you will have new followers, so say hi!)
02. Photo of your work space
03. Inspirational quote
04. A work in progress
05. Pretty picture & a valuable tip
06. A picture of your product/service and tell us about it
07. A photo of your pet
08. Workday fashion (this can be sarcastic)
09. Introduce your team, or somebody who supports you
10. Ask a question
11. A picture of your to-do list/notes/diary/stationary
12. Regram someone else’s content
13. Share a Client’s Image (With Permission)
14. A picture of your product/service and tell us about it
15. Fun fact
16. Post about your wins for this week
17. A flat lay of your desk
18. Share a Testimonial
19. Post a photo of somewhere you like to visit locally and tell us about it
20. A picture of your product/service
21. A picture of the shoes you wear to work with a comment about your day
22. A picture of your tea/coffee/drink
23. Answer an FAQ
24. Recommend someone to follow
25. Post a photo of a local landscape you love and tell us about it.
26. Give a shoutout to a client
27. A photo of your pet
28. A picture of your product/service and tell us about it
29. Look back over the past month
30. Thank your followers!
I can’t wait to see who joins in and to start engaging, commenting and double tapping on all the #30DayRuralBusiness posts, on 1st February. Thanks for participating!

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30 Day Instagram Challenge for Equine & Rural Businesses #30DayRuralBusiness - Equine Photographer and Country Lifestyle Blogger I via sophiecallahanblog.com I #lifestyleblogger #photography #countrylife

Specialist UK equine portrait photographer and country lifestyle blogger & vlogger.

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