Are you on Instagram Stories Yet?

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Wait a minute, I should pause and change that question. Let me start over. Have you heard about Instagram Stories? If you answered no to that question and are still wondering what Instagram Stories is, then this blog post is here to bring you up to speed. I can pretty much sum it all up in one sentence.

Instagram Stories is Snapchat. Period!

Yes, Instagram surprised us yesterday and quietly released it’s latest platform update, simply named INSTAGRAM STORIES. When I say this Instagram Stories is Snapchat. I mean just that. If you have not yet tried out Snapchat, don’t worry, just master Instagram Stories and Voila you have also mastered Snapchat. Killing two birds with one stone. Pretty much.

Instagram Stories vs Snapchat _Thabi Nyoni

Ok to be fair, they are similar. Actually too similar. Similar as in Copy and Paste.

I could not get over how similar they are. But maybe I am being to judgemental here. Why try to reinvent the wheel when you have the power to just add a feature, wait a minute, I’m struggling with my words today to describe this, let me try again and add some figures to back me up. When you have over 500 million active users on Instagram, and you want to keep them active on your platform. And after conducting market research, you give them what they love. All within Instagram, making it the new Bad Ass of Social Media and keep your users engaged and active. Happy active engaged users equals more ad revenue for Instagram. It’s pretty genius if you ask me. But what I would really love to know is what is Snapchat’s next move going to be. Or better yet why Instagram did not just eliminate the competition and buy out Snapchat?

Enough with the questions. Don’t get left behind.

So here is how to get yourself up to speed and not miss out on yet another social media platform that you can use to build a tribe and grow your business.

How to get started with the Instagram Stories Feature:

Introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.

With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed.

ThabiNyoni_Instagram StoriesYou’ll see stories from people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed — from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts. When there’s something new to see, their profile photo will have a colorful ring around it.

ThabiNyoni_InstagramstoriesTo view someone’s story, just tap on their profile photo. It’s easy to view stories at your own pace: tap to go back and forward or swipe to jump to another person’s story. If you want to comment on something you see, you can tap and send a private message to that person on Instagram Direct. Unlike regular posts, there are no likes or public comments.

The like and comment option are missing from the IG Stories

Your story follows the privacy settings of your account. If you set your account to private, your story is visible only to your followers. However, you can also easily hide your entire story from anyone you don’t want to see it, even if they follow you. When watching your own story, swipe up to check out who’s seen each photo and video. You can even choose to feature a particular part of your story by posting it on your profile.

Instagram has always been a place to share the moments you want to remember. Now you can share your highlights and everything in between, too.

Don’t see Instagram Stories yet on your profile, hang on tight. Its coming your way as Instagram Stories will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks on iOS and Android.

To learn more, book a Client Strategy Session with me.

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Passive Income Systems Setup

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ThabiNyoni- Learn to EarnOn this Monday morning, I’d like to inspire you as a business owner to always be evolving in what you do. In today’s world there are so many ways to add revenue to the bottom line. I will go over how to set up your passive income systems, that will put your sales into auto pilot and generate revenue for you over and over again.

Today I woke up to 5 PayPal notifications on my iPhone.  Well it made me smile, as I realized, while I slept my business continued. Hey, I mean you could go to bed and dream of making money. I simply, went to bed and woke up to PayPal notifications. Talk about starting your day right. Well wait a minute that doesn’t sound right. I am actually a very humble person but I thought to write this blog post to highlight the value of having systems in place that work for you while you are not working. Systems that allow you to create a passive income revenue stream.

This is very important to me. Why? It allows me to free up my time and spend valuable hours with my children, so that I do not miss them growing up and blame it on the business. Having systems in place allows me time for them. Systems that allow us to travel and if setup correctly continue generating passive income while we are away.

So when I say I wake up happy to PayPal notifications, does not mean I only live for them but they allow me the luxury to be the best mum possible to my children. So yes, the notifications put a smile on my face along with everything else that makes me smile each morning. I do not want to bore you with the details or else we will easily move from a business blog post to multiple stories about my children.

So I decided to blog about it here with you and share how this Serial Business Owner a.k.a. Multi-passionate Business Woman makes money while she sleeps.

What systems do I have in place that allow the automation of purchases even when I am not working?

I am a Multi-passionate Business Woman. I find opportunities to make money or invest in. However the formula is the same regardless of what industry you are in or what niche you serve.

Get a URL, put together a few pages, launch and sit back while the money comes in. Right? Wrong!

Design a Landing Page

There is an old saying build it and they will come! Sadly this is not quite the case in business. You have to put in more work than just yay I have a website. They will mysteriously find it and I will make a killing in sales. Keep reading to see why your website is relevant to you making money while you sleep.

Build your Mailing List

Use social media to build a following of your ideal customers. Choose a platform that your idea customers hangout on. Post consistently and establish your expertise. Use the 80:20 formula. 80 percent of your posts should be giving value and showing off your expertise. 20 percent of your posts should be call to action posts. That is, posts which end with a call to action. An action you want your ideal potential customer to take. This is gold! You are using this to send your target audience to your website that you have ready to capture their email address and add their email to your mailing list.

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Nurture your Email Subscribers/ Setup an Email Sequence.

There are email providers that you can setup a free account to nurture your new email subscribers by setting up an email sequence to nurture these leads. You want to do this so that you are warming them up for the sale. Leading them through a series of emails that you have scheduled. It could a new product that you are launching and only members of your email list can purchase ahead of time at a special price before you make it live on the website at full price. It could be a flash sale promotion or discount code they can apply at check out.

This is all setup once and just let the email processor take care of the rest.

Setup a PayPal Account to Process your Passive Income

You will need a PayPal account setup to process your sale. Create a button that you can add to your website or email sequence that they can click on and process payment. It is important to keep everything very simple and easy for the customer to easily complete the sale. You want to build interest in your email sequence so that they are throwing their credit card at you to process. Make sure your offer is irresistible. Add bonuses. Adding more value to your offer. Ensure you highlight that this offer is time sensitive, e.g. purchase before 11:59PM before the regular price of $XXX.XX becomes effective. Stick to your timeline and make no exceptions.

Create An Irresistible Free Gift

An irresistible free gift helps move your ideal potential customer of your social media platform onto your landing page and they exchange their email address for this free gift. Now that you have lured them for your free gift. Now you can market to them directly in their inbox!

In my signature program Social Media + Sales Funnels = $uccess I go over the this in more detail step by step and you learn how to set this up so that you wake up happy to payment notifications for your business. Going into autopilot allows you to take time to enjoy the things that matter most to you, in my case it is spending time with my family and allows us to enjoy life, take vacations and work from whereever.

ThabiNyoni signature program social media + sales funnels = success for passive income revenue

Want to learn to earn money while you sleep? I have reserved a seat for you at my next full day Mastermind on Jul 8th, 2016. Click here for more information and save yourself a spot.

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