Got a question? Erika’s got answers!
Whether you are curious about photo editing, growing your YouTube channel or connecting with brands, Beauty and the Vlog has you covered with a Q + A session in response to topics posed in the Facebook group.
Listen in to find out about common newbie mistakes and how to make your channel stand out from the crowd. And if you like this episode or have questions yourself, be sure to connect with Erika and let your voice can be heard!
Q1: How can I tell if my channel is growing at a good pace?
A: Don’t look at numbers during the first six months. Instead, work the fundamentals:
- Establish a niche
- Create quality content
- Upload with consistency
- Write meaningful tags, titles and descriptions
Once that foundation is in place, you can use SocialBlade or TubeBuddy to track your channel and compare with others.
Q2: Should we be overly editing our Instagram pics?
A: Soft editing is okay. In fact, influencers in the beauty space are doing themselves a disservice if they don’t take advantage of basic editing tools like Facetune. Overly edited photos are obvious, though, and should be avoided unless you are targeting brands that prefer the highly-edited look.
Q3: Will helping other channels and commenting help me?
A: Yes, it will help you gain exposure and create community; however, this should not be your sole growth strategy. When you do comment, offer a genuine response rather than a spammy one.
Q4: What are the best strategies to get reposted by a brand on Instagram?
A: Do your homework. Study the brand’s aesthetic to see what they look for, then consider doing a full brand look using just their products.
Q5: What are the biggest mistakes that newbies make?
A: Failing to establish a niche. You must understand your value proposition – what makes you unique and different – and create content that embraces who you are.
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