Out with the old and in with the new:
That’s my motto for 2018.
Well at least for the first week…
I change my moto a lot.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you my brain-thoughts and plans for 2018.
As these will impact YOU in terms of growing your Instagram account and effectively marketing on the platform + making income.
Below is my breakdown of ‘Aaron Ward’s Brain Thoughts for 2018’.
Let’s jump in:
Things Are Changing (For The Better)
For 2018 I will be focusing on a whitehat approach to Instagram marketing.
This means I will slowly, but not instantly, be moving away from using automation and ‘bots’ to grow Instagram accounts.
For my FollowLiker users, don’t panic, I will still be covering FollowLiker techniques and methods to ensure you can continue growing accounts that way.
So you may be asking “what are whitehat methods?”…
Firstly whitehat means you are working WITH Instagram and not against it by breaking the rules.
Therefore, I will be sharing my best strategies and tips you can use to grow your Instagram account without breaking Instagram’s TOS.
Here are some subjects I’m excited to cover:
- Instagram Marketing
- Instagram and eCommerce
- Instagram Shopify Case Studies
- Instagram Advertising
- Instagram Whitehat tools
- Instagram Profile Optimization
- Generating leads off Instagram
- Growing your email list via Instagram
To do this, I will be using one of my favorite long-term accounts which I’ve been growing and babying on the side.
Here’s a sneak preview of it:
- Help you grow your audience on Instagram and gain loyal followers
- Help you grow your business and effectively generate sales from Instagram
I’ve been growing a niche account on Instagram for over a year, which I’m excited to start using as a case study by creating an e-commerce store and sharing my marketing strategy and results with you.
You will be able to find this information on my Blog and YouTube channel.
The Blog Got A Design And Speed Upgrade
One of my goals this year is to produce more content for you.
Therefore, to make your experience the best I’ve upgraded my website theme and hosting to have faster loading speeds and user experience.
Check it out:
If you are wondering how I did this:
- I use SiteGrounds GoGeek hosting plan + WordPress Installation
- The theme I use is the StudioPress Genesis Framework (with some html/css customizations)
- I added an SSL certificate to my website to ensure greater security/trust on your end
- I also upgraded my websites firewall to keep any information you enter even securer
Some simple upgrades that have no negative side effects. I recommend if you are running a website or blog, look at upgrading your hosting and security to keep your customers happy this year.
The same upgrades apply to my courses.aaronward.com website too.
Create More Online Courses!
This year I will be making some freakin’ awesome courses for you.
Both paid and free.
But as I know everyone has a budget, I am going to be producing some seriously valuable free courses to help you with Instagram.
These course releases will be announced through my email newsletter, I highly recommend you join it here if you want to know when I release any new courses.
Plus you get weekly tips and secret information I don’t publish on my blog/YouTube.
I just want to also take this moment to say thank you to all my 25,000+ students from this year (2017). You are all amazing people and have some incredible stories and success.
Free Instagram Kickstarter Course
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Pinterest Has Got Me Thinking (And Planning)
Pinterest is a sweet platform for online businesses.
No matter what niche you are in, it can be a great high-quality traffic source which can result in new leads or sales.
So don’t be surprised if you see me producing content, blog posts, videos etc… covering the best practices and strategies to use Pinterest to your advantage in 2018.
I’ve been using and learning about Pinterest over 2017, so I have some new tricks up my sleeve and case studies I can share with you for my own blog and courses I sell.
As you can see there are no crazy stats going on here, but things are working out.
I constantly see that my monthly views and click-throughs on pins are growing.
Things are sounding good right!?
I’m Looking For Serious Affiliates (Want To Make Passive Income?)
For 2018, I’m looking to build stronger relationships with you.
I opened up my online courses affiliate program during July 2017.
However, I never really promoted it or offered a helping hand with getting my affiliates setup and selling.
I will be providing more time and rewards for my affiliates.
This means I will be giving out swipe copy, marketing ideas, monthly newsletters on affiliate progression and also bonus money rewards for top sellers.
More information about this will be released on my official affiliate page and blog.
If you are interested in being an affiliate and earning 50% commission on all sales you generate, click here to find out how you can join the program for free.
Golden Fucking Rules To Success (To Kick 2018’s Ass)
In my downtime, I have to admit I’m a huge Imgur browser.
Luckily, after the cute dog gifs and funny posts, I found this golden ‘dump’ of advice which I want to close this post up on.
Enjoy these 12 fucking rules to success.
Let me know what your plans are for 2018 below!