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How to Increase Your Instagram Leads

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Did you know that Instagram marketers who use nine or more hashtags per post get more than 2.5x the engagement? (Tailwind). 

Let me tell you a little story, I love hashtags and have gotten incredible results from my hash tags, especially on Instagram. Tailwind has been a lifesaver for my Pinterest and Instagram needs. They just launched a BRAND new feature, that is to die for. I mean it’s a money maker and time saver for sure. 

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So, what happens with hashtags is lots of times we have to copy and paste from a notepad, or we have to add in the dots and break up the spaces so it looks neater and cleaner. Hashtags help drive engagement and increase your sales, no matter what type of business you have. Hashtags aren’t made to be pretty, no matter how you slice it. Tailwind has made an incredible feature..  

Put your hashtags in your first comment instead of the caption! Sounds super easy right? Not when you have to do it manually, and have to copy and paste, and remember to do it all the time.. So Tailwind now allows people to do this automatically when they schedule posts: 

  1. Add hashtags in your first comment with the click of a button 

  2. Hide hashtags in your caption 

  3. Separate hashtags if you’d like to keep a few in your caption and add the rest to your first comment 

These all sound like AMAZING ideas, right? 
Option #1: Hide Hashtags on Instagram in the First Comment

When you add hashtags to your Instagram caption in Tailwind, you’ll see a brand new check box, this lets you move your hashtags from the end of your caption to the first comment on the post. Super easy! Your post is ready. 

Option #2 Hiding Instagram Hashtags in the Caption

There is a way to put your hashtags in your caption. All you need to do is format your caption so that it adds line breaks, pushing your valuable hashtags into the “more” section of the caption. This will increase the reach and engagement, but aren’t easy to see. Sounds dreamy right? 

Option #3: Include Conversational Hashtags in Your Caption and Hide More Hashtags in a Comment

Hashtags have been around it just makes sense to include them in the conversation! You can add in hashtags in the first comment, and only the hashtags at the END of your caption will be moved to the first comment. 

All of these are great benefits and additions to Tailwind. You will not be disappointed you will be saving time with these simple features. You will increase your return on investment. 

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Freshbooks - Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments

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Business owners, automate your finance.. YES you read that right. Have I told you that I love Freshbooks? I am not a fan of numbers and math, but this program makes my life one hundred percent better. Whenever I find something that is worth my while, I share it with others. 

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First off, here are my favorite perks about Freshbooks: 

  • Bill For Exactly What You’re Worth. With FreshBooks you can add your tracked time and expenses to invoices so you do not have to worry about wasting time sending those invoices or losing money. 

  • Get Paid Upfront with Deposits. No more paying expenses out of pocket, you can request a deposit on your invoice easily. 

  • Put Your Business on Auto‑Pilot. Stop wasting time to send reminders for getting paid, you can automate all of your banking with Freshbooks. 

  • Save Time and Accept Credit Cards On Your Invoices. No more chasing clients for checks or accepting payments any other way. Let your clients pay you online and get paid faster. 

  • Create Professional Looking Invoices in Seconds. Wow your clients easily. It’s simple to create and customize your invoice; all you need to do is add your logo.

I get it, I am a hard-working small business owner too. I know what it is like to have feelings on offering the best quality, service and overall experience. It can be hard to get paid sometimes, you need to make that process as simple, streamlined and speedy as possible.

Freshbooks has introduced Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments aka bank transfers. This is the latest way for U.S. customers to get paid two times faster. This is ideal for large invoices. ACH payments ensures that you will keep more of your hard-earned income, instead of watching it wash away. 

Inside of Freshbooks, ACH is easy to set up; this allows people and businesses to electronically transfer money from one bank to another. Super simple and easy if I must say so myself. This feature is only available to those in the U.S.

Are you ready to get paid easier? Simply enable FreshBooks Payments then give your customers the choice between paying online or by bank transfer. The customer can simply opt in for ACH as a method of payment and authenticate their bank account via their invoice.

The decision to use a tool to get paid faster seems like it is the best option. No one has the time to accept checks; with ACH, funds are automatically deposited into your bank account and marked as paid in FreshBooks.  This literally saves you as a business owner so much time!! There is one more best part about ACH; their is a small 1% transaction fee. This is lower than any other online payment solution.

FreshBooks makes small business invoicing and billing so simple, you’ll be amazed at the time you have to focus on doing what you love and how much faster you get paid. Who would have thought invoice software could do that? Go ahead and give ACH payments in FreshBooks a try and see what you think! 

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