This post probably contains affiliate links, to items I am in love with, and I am confident you will too! For any health advice I give on nutrition and wieghtloss, make sure you check with your doctor, as I am not a health professional. I am just a mama with lots of health and fitness knowledge and experience.

Instagram, as I’ve said in a couple other posts, is my favorite social media platform because it is aesthetic, and I love photos.Many bloggers see Instagram as another method to build a following and traffic source…which it is, but if that’s all you see it as, you’re missing out on a lot. I’ve just gone over the 1k mark. That’s huge when you are just starting out on Instagram, and I’ve been able to work with large brands like JORD Watches, Smile Brilliant, DockATot, Lillebaby, Finn and Emma and more. I’ve also connected with smaller, local brands to work together, where I’ve either been paid to post, or posted in exchange for the product, depending on the brand’s policies. You don’t have to have a large following for the brands you love to be interested in you. My account is proof!

I also launched an ebook that will really help you get started with better photos, what type of photos to take, the stats behind specific colors and more. You can look forward to A TON of great information, and I give you MY EXACT EMAIL to a brand for a paid campaign, which I got well below 1k followers.

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First, Instagram is another blog. Its your photo blog, which correlates to your written blog. That means you can find companies and brands who are excited to be a part of your story on Instagram, but don’t necessarily have an interest on your written blog.

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These companies are looking for social shares and high quality photos, and there’s a whole world of companies wanting to work with both Macro and Micro Influencers. There’s a site, Influenster, which I wrote on, and it is a fabulous place to find great free product in the beauty industry. I’m working on a Lancome face peel now.

Finding these companies, when you haven’t hit the massive follower goals yet is daunting, but totally do-able!

I’ve got a great strategy I developed to find large and small brands, who are willing to send me products to post for free. Some pay for posts as well, but as a smaller account, you are more likely to get an exchange.

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What if you only have 200 followers? Well I’ve got a great ebook out that will help you get to 1k by improving the aesthetic and photo quality of your account. Many over look  that aspect of Instagram, thinking if you follow and engage, as your main focus you will encase your followers, but people are on Instagram to see pretty pictures. You shouldn’t ignore that’s the main point of Instagram. My book is full of all the tips you need to know about making a cohesive and aesthetic feed as well as pitch to brands and grow your following!

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I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.

A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.

Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:

“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying😂 I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure😉! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🙌🏼!

The information and the eating plan are both fantastic. I was so happy to hear that great waynof calorie counting when nursing! I have gotten my 3 day average and now I’m going to reduce by 100 calories today! Thanks so much!!
I haven’t had a chance to recommend to postpartum moms yet but I will soon!! 😘

Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:

Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ​”

This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!

Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !

Enroll in the course before the price goes up after July 4th!

I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!

9 Comments

  1. I’ve been using influenster since November and have received three boxes so far. Looking forward to reading your book. As I only have 844 followers and lookin to work with clothing brands but most of my research has shown me that you need a ton a followers and traffic when it comes to fashion blogs. Thanks for the post!!!

  2. Hi Katie,
    What a beautiful website you have!
    And your children are gorgeous! 🙂
    thanks for this post. Now I’ll be extra motivated to grow my instagram account.
    Take care,
    Dani

  3. I have almost 2 k and I signed up for influenster but I haven’t receive a box yet. Could you make a blog post about what I could possibly be doing wrong? I’d appreciate it. Love.

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      Did you do the questionnaire for any of the vox boxes yet? They match you based on how you answer questions, but you have no idea what the product is. Have you reviewed any products you already own? I did some reviews too. I’ve done a few questionnaires for the vox boxes, and haven’t been chosen for them because I didn’t fit what they were looking for. When you say 2k, do you mean followers on Instagram? What’s your handle?

  4. I’m soooo struggling on my Instagram game. I think it’s my pictures and I’m kind of all over the place. Do you plan out your photos or does it just happen organically?

  5. Thanks, this info is helpful. If you start doing promo work for brands in exchange for a product, does it pave the way for future paid posts, or is that really just more to do with follow numbers and follower engagement?

  6. This post was SO helpful! Your article popped up on my Pinterest so I followed you on Insta as well. Hoping we can be mama blogging buddies!

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      I’m so glad it helped you! I love connecting and making new blogging buddies! Feel free to shoot me an email, so we can correspond there!

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