Finding creativity and building a community on Instagram and beyond
In her bestselling book, Hashtag Authentic, Sara shares essential tips, advice and guidance on how to turn your personal Instagram account into a profitable and joyful creative outlet. From composition guides to visual storytelling and improving your photography skills to archiving day-to-day life, remaining authentic to your vision 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.
The nights draw in, the days get short. You’re spending increasing amounts of time under a blanket on the sofa, or trying to remember what your house looks like in daylight. It’s cold, it’s rainy, and it seems cruelly ironic that just when you really need the mood-boosting goodness of creativity and photography the most, there’s nothing worth instagramming in your life.
I’m going to let you in on a secret: the best time to be on Instagram is in the winter months. People are online more, which makes it easier to connect. Without the flowers and sunsets of summertime, people’s home feeds grow quieter, while we all look and hope to be uplifted. Master winter photography on Instagram, and you’ll not only make yourself feel better – you’ll take a growing community of followers along for the glittering, snow-dusted ride!
Gloom & Glow is a four-week guided tour of all the very best bits of winter photography – how to do it, how to love it, and how to use it to grow your tribe.
A pack of 10 beautiful, festive folded cards with brown kraft envelopes. Featuring my most Christmassy ever image, taken at my local Christmas tree farm and as featured in Vogue! Guaranteed to bring a little bit of festive cheer to even the frostiest of December hearts ✨
Card inner message reads - may your days be merry & bright
10x cards with 10x brown kraft paper envelopes included
Printed using water-based inks and sustainably-sourced paper from sustainable forests.
Packed in biodegradable cellophane sleeves
20 % of proceeds will go to Women For Women, helping women survivors of conflict rebuild their lives.
Free UK shipping. Worldwide shipping is available at low cost.
Is it really still possible to grow an audience on Instagram in 2021? Without having to start dancing on Reels?
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If you’re struggling with Insta-overwhelm in your creative or business life, you’re most definitely not alone. The stakes feel so high, and without the right content and strategy, the rewards can be so low.
How are other people doing this? What do they know that you don’t? How are they making it work?
The truth is that there isn’t just one magic trick – which is why I’ve put together a whole brilliant box of them. Advice, ideas and insights that you won’t find elsewhere because they are my own, tried-and-tested, gleaned from years of practice, analysis, study, experience and growth. This course is what you really need to know about Instagram, with all the noise of the rest of the internet filtered out. It’s all that wish someone had told me at the beginning, to take the years of struggle away.
It doesn’t have to be a struggle, and you don't have to do it alone.
Whether you’re an artist, maker, service or product-based business owner, The Insta Retreat will guide you, step by step, to crafting an engaging, popular and profitable account that represents all that you have to offer. There are no one-size-fits-all cheap strategies here: we’ll be using your voice and your style to find the people who care about what you do. The Insta Retreat will bring you clarity and direction, and help you take your creative dreams to the next level.