Category: Tips

Follow these tips on how to strategically use the Instagram travel hashtags and get your photos out to a wider audience.

7 Advanced Tips on Using Instagram Travel Hashtags

Have you noticed, that even if you post a stunning picture on Instagram from the trip or even an amazing travel, it gets just some engagement? It took you so much time and effort to take that beautiful shot, and almost nobody sees it. After you post a photo, only your followers see it on the feed. No matter how good your picture is, it’s not enough for being discovered by others. There are a lot more people who can see it besides of your friends.

There are many options to grow your Instagram account. One of the great ways to be found is to use the Instagram travel hashtags. If you are not familiar with the social media, on Instagram hashtags are the keywords, relative to the picture, which use the pound sign (#) in front. Every word with the # sign in your photo description becomes a link. If you click on it, you see other posts with the same hashtag on all Instagram accounts. For example, check the hashtag #travelphotography.

This way you may notice people with the similar interests, and that’s how they find you too. There are always discussions how the hashtags affect the engagement with the photos. On Instagram, you may use maximum 30 hashtags per post. Compare to other social media networks, where it’s better to use 1-3 hashtags, on Instagram, your pictures will get more interactions (likes, comments) with many hashtags.

Below are the tips on how to strategically use the Instagram travel hashtags.

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6 Common Mistakes Even The Most Experienced Bloggers Keep Doing

6 Common Mistakes Even The Most Experienced Bloggers Keep Doing

Blogging can be a fascinating internet experience that offers subscribers unlimited access to random educational, economic, health, political and entertaining information. By feeding users with consistent and quality information with enriching contents, that meet their timely needs, a blogger generates a lot of traffic which is the most important of all goals of a professional blogger.

As beautiful as blogging experience may seem, bloggers, the professionals, and experts inclusive have the tendency to unconsciously drive users out of their blog site. Most of the common mistakes bloggers make fall under the category of “construction” or “conceptual” presentations of blog posts. If you’re a starter, you’re likely to be guilty of the two, while experts may fall within the conceptual category.

This post will give you an insight and a shift to becoming a more successful blogger.

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5 content writing tips for non-writers

5 Content Writing Tips for Non-Writers

Are you putting off your content creation work because you dread writing? An understandable problem. Having a blog maybe a strategically good idea for your business, but that will not automatically make you love writing.

Fortunately, writing, especially for blog posts, is not as hard as one might think. You can have average writing skills and still pull it off if your content is valuable and well-targeted.

Here are some content writing tips that make a non-writer’s life easy!

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How to Maintain Focus, and Increase Productivity: Tips & Tools for Boosting Your Performance

How to Maintain Focus, and Increase Productivity: Tips & Tools for Boosting Your Performance

A motivational speaker once told me “We often overestimate what we can achieve in a day, and underestimate what we can achieve in a year.” This is very true. But what if we do have genuinely under-productive days?

Do you ever get home and think “I should have achieved more today?” If so, you’re not alone. We all have days where we step off the gas a little. For some, commonplace. Indeed, for some people, remaining focused can be a constant challenge.

So how, then, do we train ourselves to remain focused, and get things done? Some of the following may seem obvious, but often it’s the little tricks we can employ that make all the difference!

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The search for images to use on social media can be a difficult one. There are so many things that you have to think about! Does it fit my topic? Is it a great image? Can I legally use it? Should I credit the source? But it doesn’t really need to be that difficult. In this post, you’ll find an easy, step-by-step guide to choosing the perfect social media images that will grab attention and sell your brand, all completely legal

Choosing The Right Images For Social Media Posts

The search for images to use on social media can be a difficult one. There are so many things that you have to think about! Does it fit my topic? Is it a great image? Can I legally use it? Should I credit the source?

But it doesn’t really need to be that difficult. In this post, you’ll find an easy, step-by-step guide to choosing the perfect social media images that will grab attention and sell your brand, all completely legally.

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Starting a blog can fuel a lot of emotions. There is the general excitement of starting a new project, the fear of will it be successful, the overwhelm of a lengthy to-do list, and the determination to grow your audience… just to name a few. A common thought when you start blogging, is “okay, where are my readers?” You spend hours crafting a post, taking pictures, researching topics, etc. but how do you ensure that your blog posts actually get read, and perhaps more importantly, get shared?

3 Tips For Creating Blog Posts That Get Read (and Shared!)

Starting a blog can fuel a lot of emotions. There is the general excitement of starting a new project, the fear of will it be successful, the overwhelm of a lengthy to-do list, and the determination to grow your audience… just to name a few. A common thought when you start blogging, is “okay, where are my readers?” You spend hours crafting a post, taking pictures, researching topics, etc. but how do you ensure that your blog posts actually get read, and perhaps more importantly, get shared?

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Why we switched from MailChimp to MailerLite for Email Marketing

Why We Switched From MailChimp to MailerLite for Email Marketing

Almost since the very beginning of Barn Images, building our email list has played a huge role in our strategy. That’s right, almost from the beginning. We launched the website on a free WordPress theme with nothing but a bunch of photos we decided to give away for free. In fact, there was no strategy at all, no big plans, and definitely no subscription form. We didn’t feel the need to focus on email marketing and collecting emails because we weren’t selling anything. Looking back now, I can confidently call this a big mistake.

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Social Media Marketing Tools you should be using

5 Social Media Marketing Tools You Should Be Using

If you are still manually tracking mentions and tweets, spending hours to find good content to share with your audience, and cropping images the old-fashioned way (or not bothering with social media images’ sizes at all), then it’s time to say goodbye to these outdated rituals of social media management. While you may already be familiar with some of the larger names in social media marketing – like Buffer – making social media marketing easier doesn’t stop there.

There are countless social media tools and apps competing for your time and money, but you can’t buy them all, and you don’t need to settle for a product that doesn’t work for you. Here are five of our favorite free social media marketing tools. We use them every day, and we encourage you to add these to your toolbox as well.

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How to find the perfect image for your website

How to Find the Perfect Image

When designing your professional or personal website or blog, images will invariably enter the discussion. The first question is, do you want to use images on your website at all? For most, the answer will be “yes.” Using images can quickly and efficiently express your tone, brand ethos, philosophy, and company characteristics more effectively than relying solely on text.

Stock photography and free photography websites allow you to quickly and freely find creative resources to fit your website or blog. In both cases, you need to be able to look at photography critically, and to understand how an image functions so that you can use it to help impart your message, both thematically and aesthetically. Here are some top tips to ensure the most efficient search processes.
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6 Top Free Visual Tools for Your Content

Undoubtedly, Adobe Creative Cloud is still the best choice for working with visuals and doing advanced design work. But creating great visuals no longer requires you to be a graphic design professional. Even if you don’t have the skills, you can use a variety of free web-based visual tools for designing eye-popping graphics directly in your browser. In this blog post, you’ll find six of the top free visual tools that you can use for your online project.

Which visual tools do you use? Post them in comments to let us know!

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How to optimize WordPress websites

Everyone loves fast websites. Such a website improves user experience and creates happy visitors. Google too is obsessed with speed and considers site speed as one of the ranking factors.

Today we want to share with you 8 steps on how to make a website faster. This is based on the actions that we took to optimize our BarnImages.com. We believe that these tips will work for any WordPress site and some can be also used for other CMS.

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Tools we use

Tools we use to build a free photography website

We thought it will be a good idea to start our blog with a little story behind Barn Images. We might not know what kind of advertising you see on the Google Adsense banners on our website, but all the other things we advertise are the tools we use, like and definitely recommend.

In this post you’ll find out about services we use to build the website and promote our project. This is not a step by step guide, but we hope you will find this post useful! And we’ll add more to it as we learn more. Enjoy!

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