Guess what?! I'm getting ready to share a sneak peek...
Hey guys! I know you are super excited to see your photographs...believe me...I'm super stoked to share EVERYTHING with you but first I want to share a teaser / sneak peek with the world to show them what we made. Can I ask for a few favors?! Trust me, it isn't too much...
Facebook and Instagram's new algorithms are making it next to impossible to show people my photographs. I'm sure you've noticed how many posts are "Sponsored" by now...usually about 1 out of every 7 --- yuck. Unfortunately for small businesses, it's become a pay to play environment. I have about 15,000 followers on Facebook and my last post was shown to 76 people...crazy, right?! While I can't afford to "Boost" each and every post, I do from time to time to stay fresh in people's minds. It's such a bummer BUT there is hope and you can help me out 😎
After I share your sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram, you can do a few things to make sure people are seeing what I am posting AND letting people know who created your photographs so people will hire me for their photographic needs...in turn my dogs can continue to eat, haha 🐶
What can you do?
1. Approve tags on Facebook
Most people have to "Approve" tags on the photographs they are tagged in to display on Facebook. By approving a tag, the photograph you are tagged in displays on your timeline and also on the Facebook news feed. This helps MASSIVELY to drive traffic to my page and literally takes 5 seconds to complete. Read on if you aren't sure how to do it...if you're already in the know, feel free to skip ahead.
Visit your Facebook Profile from a mobile device (SHOWN) or computer. One of the first things you should see is "X items for you to review." Click on the text to visit your Timeline Review section. Find the tag on the sneak peek I shared and hit that blue "Add to Timeline" button 🔥 Done and done.
2. CREDIT Jason Bafile Photography on posts/shares
This one also goes a really, really, reaaaaaaally long way for me 😍 Anytime you share a photograph on social media, it helps me FOR YEARS when you write something like, "📸 Photography by @Jason Bafile Photography".
It never fails, each year I get hit up from someone who was creeping on someone's posts from years ago and they'll say..."I saw your photographs from Matt and Jessi's Engagement photographs and I absolutely LOVED them! Can you give me pricing?!"
If you want to take it a step further, you can write a quick blurb about your experience --- this helps even more! Whatever you want to say is fine but here is what Matt and Jessi wrote. I received a few emails from their friends inquiring about services 😀 Look at all those "LIKES" and "COMMENTS"! I can't thank you enough if you do this for me.
Look at Ashlee STILL helping me out after 5 years! She is still tagging me! I can't thank her enough!
3. Tell me how much you love the photograph on the post
This one is super simple! Let me know how much you love the photograph in the comments for the world to see 😀 Here are a few quotes from the comments section of Facebook and Instagram...