Branding Unboxed: Elevate, Innovate, and Equip! 🚀

Unlock the secrets of social media growth, navigate the AI frontier, and get hands-on with 20 game-changing tools to supercharge your brand! 🛠️🎯

In this issue, we're diving into the nitty-gritty of social media growth and influence. Ever wondered how to gain your first 1,000 followers or level up your Instagram stories game? 🤳 We've got all the secrets! 

Plus, meet Simon Squibb, an entrepreneur who's out to change 10 million lives, and discover how his dream bank could elevate your business. 🚀

And let's not forget the digital elephant in the room—AI! As automation shakes up the job market, find out how you can ride this wave to greater freedom and profitability. 🤖💰 Plus, we have 20 of my favourite free tools for you to try and dip your AI toes in the water.

So grab your entrepreneurial espresso, and let's get inspired to shake up the branding universe! 🌈✨

In today’s newsletter ⬇️

  • 🚀 Unboxed: Get Your First 1000 Followers

  • 🔮 BTS: Secret Selling Weapon

  • 🛠️ Tech Tools: 20 Of My FREE Faves

  • 🤖 AI for Brand Breakthroughs

  • 🎬 Scroll-Stopping Video

  • 💛 Brand Excellence: Ones to Watch

  • 🗣️ Talk To Me

🚀 Unboxed: How to Get Your First 1000 Followers

Let's talk about the magic of numbers—more specifically, the follower counts we all love to watch grow. 📈

You know the saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step?" Well, let's give that modern twist; “Your journey to 1mil followers starts with the first one." 🌱 Because despite what we say about vanity metrics, we’re all a bit swayed by numbers, aren’t we? 🤔

If you stumble across a profile with just 300 followers, you might hesitate before hitting the 'Follow' button. But 10k, 100k, or even 1M? 🚀 It’s just human nature—we tend to vibe with a tribe! 🙌

Your growth strategy should focus on creating great content that serves a group of loyal fans who love what you're serving. Call 'em your "brand cheerleaders" if you like! 📣

So how do you cross that first significant milestone—the big 1,000?

Here's the scoop! 🍦

1) DM Love-fest: 💌 Take a moment to send a personal DM to those who engage with your content. A simple 'thank you' can go a long way, trust me.

2) Be a Commenting Ninja: 🥷 Reply to posts of creators who are in the same boat as you. Not only does this show you’re active and interested, but it also piques curiosity.

3) Comment-ception: 🔄 Yes, it’s a thing! Comment on other people’s comments under popular posts. Start meaningful convos and watch your follower count tick up.

4) Leverage Your Circle: 🤝 Even though you aim to have potential customers as followers, getting your friends and family on board initially can be a psychological win. Numbers talk, baby!

5) The Power of Past Connections: 🤗 Follow anyone you’ve met or interacted with before. After all, they might love what you have to say!

Each follow counts, especially when paired with purposeful content. So go get your golden 1,000, you awesome human, you! 🌟

🔮 BTS: Stories Are Your Secret Selling Weapon

Let's get real—Instagram Stories aren't just a 'nice-to-have,' they're a 'gotta-have'! 📸 Most peeps are stuck in a Stories rut—resharing posts, overloading text, or even ignoring them 'cause they're pressed for time. 🙄 Don't be that person! 🚫 

Stories can be a cash cow if you know how to milk 'em right. 🐄💰

Ready to turn your Stories game up to 11? 🎚️

I've got three hot tips for you:

  • 🔥 Start story sequencing and create compelling narratives

  • 🔥 Keep your text minimal on images for maximum entertainment

  • 🔥 Show you're open for biz by sharing about your business, not your breakfast

I've stumbled upon this incredible creator who dishes out simple yet mind-blowing story-creative ideas! 🎨✨ Trust me, give her a follow and your Stories will NEVER be the same. 🚀💫 

Check her out below! 👇 


Idée de story créative! #ideestoryinsta #storycreative #storyinspiration #storyinstagram

🛠️ Cool Tech Tools - 20 Of My Faves For You

Ever feel like you're trekking through a jungle when trying to build your brand online? 🌳 Well, guess what? I've got the ultimate survival kit for you—no machete required! 😆

I've hand-picked 20 FREE tools to make your branding journey a walk in the park. 🛠️ From design magic to social listening, these gems are total game-changers. Get ready to level up and let your brand shine like the star it's meant to be! 🌟💫

Trust me, these tools are the real deal. Whether you're just starting out or looking to give your brand a little TLC, these freebies will help you create, connect, and conquer like never before! 🚀 Your brand's glow-up are just a few clicks away! 💖✨

AIText to Image 🎨

Remove Objects 🚫

Edit Videos 🎥

Graphic Design 🖌

Image Backgrounds 🌆

Video Backgrounds 🎞

Trending Colors 🎨

Creative Inspiration 🌈

Stock Images 🖼

Stock Video 📹

Writes Anything ✍️

Email Signatures 💌

Free Photoshop 🆓

Free Fonts 🔤

Unique Fonts 🎭

Free Icons 👑

Reduce File Size 📂

Step-by-step Guides 📚

Save YouTube Videos 📥

Enhance Audio 🔊

🤖 AI For Brand Breakthroughs

40% of the workforce to reskill in the next 3 years!!

Big news on the AI front! According to an IBM study, 40% of the global workforce will need to reskill in the next three years thanks to AI and automation. That's 1.4 billion people we're talking about! 😲 

But don't wig out, there's a silver lining here.

Early adopters of AI are predicted to experience a 36% bump in revenue growth. 📈 Plus, incorporating AI frees up your time from manual, repetitive tasks, letting you focus on what truly matters. 🎯

Hubspot did a study and found that 70-72% of professionals using AI in their sales game saw their response rates shoot up. How epic is that for small businesses? 😊

Now, should we be worried about AI taking jobs?

Change is inevitable. But remember, new tech also brings new job opportunities—just think of all the roles that didn't exist before social media or Google! 🌈👩‍💻 

So, as the workforce ages and shrinks, AI could actually be the secret sauce that boosts economic productivity. 💪

🎬 How to Make Scroll-Stopping Videos

If you've been scratching your head, wondering how to build your brand and create meaningful, fun content with videos, then this message is your golden ticket! 🎫

We're diving into a tried-and-true formula that transforms your content from just another post to an attention-grabbing, watch-time-boosting masterpiece! 🎨🔥

  1. The text on the screen stops the scroll: This is your first hook. Create text that's so engaging it halts the thumb-scroll marathon everyone's doing. You'll instantly stand out from the crowd. 🛑✋

  2. The teasers gets them to read your description: Keep the engagement train going by adding a teaser that's too tempting to resist. Guide viewers to read your description, leaving them hungry for more. 🎣🔥

  3. And the value in the description increases the watch time: This is where you seal the deal. Have value-driven written content in the description that keeps them watching. The result? Your watch time goes through the roof, and so does your brand's visibility! 🚀⌛

To sum it up, when you nail these three key elements, you're not just putting content out there—you're creating an experience. An experience that people will remember, share, and eagerly anticipate more of! 🌈💖 You can light up your brand and set the online world alight with your Video Brilliance. 🌟 Are you as pumped as I am? 🙌💫

Meet one of my favourite clients, The Pottery Studio, and see how they use video to build their community and connections…

💛 Brand Excellence: Simon Squibb

Meet the man who makes dreams come true!

You have to check out Simon Squibb.

This guy is on a game-changing mission—to help 10 million people start and grow their businesses. 🚀 His mantra? "Anyone can be an entrepreneur!" and he's living proof.

He has hit the streets and asked 100 people about their dreams, then helps to make those dreams a reality. 🌈 His stories aren't just inspiring, they're a rally for anyone who's ever had a business dream. 📣

But Simon didn't just stop at pep talks and dream-sharing; he took it up a notch and created a bank where people can pitch their business ideas and dreams. 🏦 

Yes, you heard that right—Help-Bank is the bank that makes dreams come true! So, if you've ever needed a nudge to get your business aspirations off the ground, this is it. Get inspired and make those dreams happen! 🌟✨


Part 2! #simonsquibb #angelinvestor #givewithouttake #entrepreneurship

How can I help you? 🫶🏽

1. Want to get your content on track? Ready to capture hearts and minds with Video Brilliance? Let's make your brand unforgettable—reach out now!

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