Instagram is the fastest growing of all social media platforms, with 400 million monthly active users worldwide – half of whom are under the age of twenty-five. While some use the app as a personal networking tool, many also use it to build their creative business endeavours; whether in food and drink or fashion and lifestyle.
Sara Tasker has done just that, and since setting up her account whilst on maternity leave in 2013, has become an Instagram coach, iPhoneographer and social media influencer. Her chronicle of authentic everyday life and her mindful Me and Orla blog has developed into a business in which she provides access to free insta-tips, alongside some hugely popular paid for e-courses for independent creatives.
Hashtag Authentic draws on the lessons Sara has learned over the past five years to provide readers with tips, advice and guidance on how to turn their personal Instagram account into a profitable creative outlet. From visual storytelling and improving photography skills to archiving day-to-day life and changing the work/life balance, this book is both an inspiring manual and an interactive tool for finding an online voice, growing a tribe and becoming an influencer.
About the Author
SARA TASKER gave up her job as a speech therapist with the National Health Service as her Instagram career began to take off. When she was pregnant with baby Orla she re-activated her dormant Instagram account and it quickly changed her life. Her account went from 90 followers to over 35,000 followers in three months and she has never looked back. Sara is now a key influencer in the areas of Instagram coaching, iPhonegraphy, lifestyle blogging and writing. She distributes free Insta-tips via her blog and also runs hugely popular Insta-magic e-courses, as well as a series of Hashtag Authentic podcasts for creatives.
Sara has collaborated with Google, Citroen, Land Rover, Laura Ashley, Canon, Samsung and the Star Wars franchise. Her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Folksy, Milk Magazine, The Guardian and Standard Issue.
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