How to use Instagram to grow your craft business - with Sara Tasker from Me & Orla
Saturday 26 November
10.15am – 12.15pm
Do you look at other people’s Instagram accounts and wonder how they have so many followers and how they manage to get so many likes? Do you wish you understood the secrets of Instagram? Do you know how to use Instagram to support your small business? Have you even ventured on to Instagram yet?
In this workshop Instagram queen Sara Tasker aka @meandorla will show you how to style and take great and easy product photos for Instagram using just your phone, why Instagram can help you grow your business and sell your products, and how to do it well.
You will be invited to bring along some of your own products to photograph and style during the day, so you leave the session with new photos ready to use.
We very much doubt there’s anything Sara Tasker doesn’t know about Instagram. Sara is a stylist, writer and photographer who started her blog, Me and Orla, as a record of her thoughts, ideas, recipes, shopping lists and things she ate in cafes. In January 2013, she re-activated her dormant Instagram account and started a 365 photo project, sharing her days with her 90-something followers. By April that year she had hit over 35k follows. In the summer of 2015, her Instagram account had grown so much that she was able to quit her job in the NHS to devote herself full-time to her online adventures. Sara now has 135k dedicated fans on Instagram, and works with brands to develop their Instagram strategies and mentors independent creatives who want to grow their presence on Instagram and take their Instagram account to the next level. Follow Sara on Instagram.
While you're at the workshop, don't forget to visit all the amazing designers and makers selling their beautiful wares at the Weekend of the Maker Crafty Fox Market and try out the drop-in macramé workshops going on over the weekend. Plus we’ll be getting together for an evening social on the Saturday night introduced by founder of folksy.com James Boardwell, where you’ll have a chance to mingle with other makers. We're predicting festive fun and good times.
FAQs, refunds and smallprint stuff:
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, tickets are transferrable but please let us know if the attendee changes. You can email us with changes at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need to cancel my ticket?
If you need to cancel your place on the workshop, you will receive a 75% refund if cancelled 30 days before the event. If you cancel less than four weeks before the workshop, we are unable to refund your place (however you can transfer your place to another person if you provide us with their full details
What if the event is cancelled?
The workshops will only run if enough tickets are sold. If the required tickets have not sold and the event is cancelled, we will refund the full cost of the ticket.
Entry to the Weekend of the Maker craft fair and the evening social is totally free. Drop-in macrame workshops are run by the makers (not by Folksy) who will charge a small fee to cover their time and material costs.