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How to Grow & Succeed with Instagram Hashtags

The fastest way to start building a data-driven Instagram hashtag strategy. No spreadsheets. No questions left unturned. No more guessing.

About this course

5 Modules

16 Videos

16 Assignments

Beginner - Intermediate

1h 23mins

Can You Relate To This?

  • Feeling stuck in a rut about your engagement on Instagram.

  • Dropping a piece of content you have worked so hard on only to feel like it has fallen like a lead balloon when you receive no comments. 

  • Wanting to increase your sales through social media but not knowing how to sell to a new audience. 

  • Feeling like you don’t know who’s advice to trust when it comes to how to best use Instagram and its features. 

If any of these statements above resonate with you, you are in the right place! 

With the help of this FREE course on how to do an Instagram hashtag analysis and improve your hashtag marketing strategy, you are on the road to increasing your reach and your sales without exhausting your current audience. 

About this course

This introductory course is a great place to start if you're looking to utilize Instagram hashtags in 2020 and develop a strategy that doesn't take up hours of your week.

The course features 5 core modules: Establish, Planning, Hashtag Research, Posting & Analyze - all the knowledge you'll need to create an easy-to-apply hashtag strategy that targets your ideal followers and follows the 8-Post Hashtag Challenge framework to maximize learnings and results.

You'll be using over 60 unique hashtags over 8 different posts, ensuring that each one is used enough times to get valuable data - allowing you to effortlessly optimize your hashtag sets into the future.

And, to top it all off you'll be joining thousands of other Creators, marketers & brands utilizing Instagram hashtags to reach at least 20 - 80% more people every time you post on Instagram.

About Your Instructor: Ben Leavitt

Ben Leavitt, your instructor, is an expert in all things social media. As a renowned Social Media Strategist, Ben is the best person for the job of teaching you how to plan a hashtag strategy and execute it on your Instagram. 

Ben’s Social Media

Ben has an innate entrepreneurial spirit, which we’re sure many of you are able to relate to. From a young age, Ben was obsessed with studying what many successful entrepreneurs had achieved before him such as Gary Vee and Mark Cuban

He has not only studied how to optimize hashtags to improve his reach, but he has actually achieved the results you desire on his own Instagram. Having implemented a killer hashtag strategy, Ben has reached over 10K followers on Instagram and surpassed 90K on his YouTube channel. You can trust Ben to deliver his acquired knowledge to you in this Instagram course. 

After posting on social media for a while, Ben adopted a more tactical approach to using his Instagram. Soon, he understood how to leverage his page, grow his account, and ultimately make more money by promoting his YouTube and Podcast and sharing affiliate links to his audience. 

Ben’s Coaching Experience

Although Ben’s own social media presence is skyrocketing and is set only to increase its reach over the next few years, Ben is a far cry from a one-trick pony. As well as being a full-time content creator on multiple media channels, he is also the founder of Bunny Media, a digital marketing and consulting agency. 

Through his agency, he and his team focus on leveraging social media and podcasts to improve business reach and sales potential. Meaning Ben’s strategy works for his business and other companies. So whatever niche you are in, this Hashtag Academy written by Ben will help you in your journey to maximize your engagement and improve your Instagram impressions. 

Learn how you can do the same and skyrocket your following and attract engaged viewers through this free Instagram Hashtag Course through the Flick Academy.

Why You Should Focus on Hashtags on Instagram

But first, you may be wondering why you should even bother with hashtag research on Instagram? 

Hashtags are single-handedly the best way to get your content in front of a new audience and expand your reach as a creator of any size. Shares are significant when you already have a decent-sized, established audience who want to spread the word about your content, but hashtags work to improve reach on accounts of any size. 

When you add a hashtag (a word following the # symbol) on an Instagram caption or in the comments section underneath a photo, story, or reel, your post will appear in search results for the exact hashtag you used. Depending on your audience and goals you can target niche hashtags or mass marketing hashtags, or both!

For example, if you have a business that specializes in dog accessories, you can target broad hashtags such as #cutedogs and #smalldogs as well as more niche hashtags such as #smalldogsincoats and #waggytails. These are just hashtag examples but this course will teach you how to tailor your hashtags to your business and ideal audience. 

What Is Hashtag Research for Instagram

Finding the right hashtags is our number one recommendation for helping you boost your organic Instagram reach for free. But shockingly, 27% of users on Instagram use three or fewer hashtags per post! This course will take you through why hashtags are imperative for a successful Instagram strategy, how hashtags work and how you can get the most out of them.

Using Flick’s easy-to-use hashtag analysis tool, you can find and manage your hashtags in our system, which can help categorize each hashtag for competition and help you organize the hashtags to use throughout your posts for the month. Saving you time in the future. 

Who is This Hashtag Academy for?

Micro-Influencers 

If you would call yourself an influencer (or even an aspiring influencer), this Hashtag Academy is ideal for you as it targets small bloggers who want to grow their audience and eventually monetize their audience through sponsored content and affiliate links. If you dream of turning your hobby Instagram into a side hustle or your full-time job, this course is made for you! 

Businesses that sell to consumers 

If you want to get your product or service in front of a brand new audience who is already interested in your niche, get on board! 

People who love to learn 

If you love learning about new things and discovering new ways to succeed, you will thrive on this course. 

People with busy schedules

Finally, if you feel too busy to squeeze in a long course but still want to achieve results, this course is perfect at just 1.5 hours long. It is also broken down into easy-to-digest sections so you can drop in and out of the course when you have 15 minutes spare. 

Who is This Hashtag Academy Not for?

People who want overnight success

If you are hoping for an overnight explosion in your reach and 1 million followers by next month, think again. This course will not bring you success in a day or even a week, but if you stick to it and implement these principles daily, you can achieve a significant increase in your following over time. 

Anyone with a personal Instagram who isn’t looking to monetize their audience

If you just use Instagram to share random photos of your life, your friends, and your dog, you probably don’t need this course to fulfil the Instagram you desire. 

People who aren’t prepared to do the work and follow the assignments

This course requires you to do small assignments to get the most out of it, so you need to dedicate some time and energy to seeing these through to reap the full rewards. 

What You’ll Need to Get Started on this Free Instagram Hashtag Course 

The great news is that you don’t need much to get going with this course - not even a signup fee! 

All you need is a can-do attitude, your phone, an active Instagram account, and maybe a pen and paper or a laptop to take your own notes and make the most of the free course. 

Of course, a Flick subscription helps you find and manage your Instagram hashtags with ease so we do recommend you at least sign up for our 7-day free trial to get you started. You can also access vital hashtag analytics through Flick to help speed up the process of your Instagram hashtag analysis. 

Course Structure

Hashtag Academy can suit any learning type, so whether you are a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner, you will be able to maximize your success following the course. 

This is because this course has been designed to cover all bases by providing you with easy-to-read written content with snappy bullet points, highlighted keywords, and phrases, and isn’t full of “fluff” content. Instead, you just get the information that matters to help you expand your knowledge on how to research hashtags on Instagram to your advantage and how to actually use this information in practice. 

There are also bite-sized videos if you prefer to digest content auditorily and actionable assignments if you just want to get on and learn by doing it yourself. 

The course has been divided into five each to follow modules so you can easily keep track of your progress. Hashtag academy should take you around 90 minutes to complete, so you can assign half an afternoon and whizz through it when you feel a burst of inspiration or tackle a module each day of the week if you are fitting it around your busy schedule. 

Imagine the Success You Can Achieve After This 1.5 Hour Course

Just take a moment to imagine (we would say close your eyes and imagine, but then you wouldn’t be able to read, so just do your best to picture this):

  • What you will feel like when your Instagram feed posts and reels start getting the attention they deserve.

  • How you will feel when this engagement starts to translate into customers who know, like, and trust your brand.

  • How this will feel when you are able to leverage this engaged audience to effortlessly sell your products or services and promote your affiliate links.

  • How it will feel to know that your business can thrive and make sales through the power of social media. 

Sounds pretty great, right? But what if we told you you didn’t have to just sit and imagine what this success and increase in sales would feel like. With Hashtag Academy, you can actually implement changes today that in 4-8 weeks can see you living these dreams after action on your new hashtag strategy. 

Course Outline

Get to now the modules in this course, or jump to the most relevant section!

Establish

Covering the foundations of why hashtags are essential, how they work and how you can get the most out of them.

30 mins

Planning

Setting out the strategy for the 8-Post Hashtag Challenge & defining sub-topics to target your ideal followers.

30 mins

Hashtags

How to find Instagram hashtags tailored to your Instagram account, niche & strategy.

30 mins

Posting

Using Instagram hashtags on your posts and executing the 8-Post Hashtag Challenge.

30 mins

Analyze

How to optimize your hashtag strategy & analyzing your 8-Post Hashtag Challenge results.

19 mins

5 Modules

16 Videos

16 Assignments

Beginner - Intermediate

1h 23mins

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