How to Get a Head Start in 2018

2018 is going to be a big year, so it’s essential to get a head start on your planning and be prepared to go into the new year with a bang! There are so many different ways to do this – we’re going to break down several tips below to help you feel equipped and ready for 2018. We also have a free downloadable worksheet specifically for goal setting! Whether you’re figuring out specific plans you want to reach, growing your business, or setting objectives for your Instagram following and engagement – it’s essential to set realistic targets while also dreaming big! You can do anything you set your mind to. Read on for our tips to help you slay the new year!

Define Your Goals

This is the first step when laying out your plans and intentions for the new year. If you’re going to start anywhere, this is the best place to begin. Without knowing your exact objectives, it can be hard to stay focused, so we suggest taking time to write down your resolutions, personal goals, and business goals for 2018. A few great Instagram goals would be to grow your audience or increase your engagement. When you write things down on paper, it helps you to visualize your goals and it’s also fun to physically cross things off the list once you achieve them!

Get Organized

Everyone is different when it comes to the best way to stay organized, but it’s important for you to figure that out when going into the new year. Some people prefer to bullet journal, keep things on the computer, or use a planner – experiment with a few different ways before you decide what works best for you! When it comes to Instagram, Planoly is the best for helping you schedule content, plan ahead, and more.

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Have a Strategy

Once you have your specific goals in place, it’s now time to lay out your strategy to achieve those goals! This can be done in several ways depending on what you’re focusing on. For Instagram strategy, hone in on your niche, and decide what content aligns with your brand. Don’t stray too far from your brand strategy once you’ve decided. You can strategize on Planoly to start posting at least once a day to build up your Instagram engagement. We also recommend using Planoly’s Analytics feature to see which content has performed the best over the past year. This can help you decide what content your audience reacts best to for the upcoming year!

Plan Ahead

This may sound obvious, but the best way to get a head start is simply by planning ahead! Using Planoly’s Instagram and Instagram Stories planning feature will help you get a head start by planning out your content for the upcoming months. If you don’t have the content to post yet, add in Placeholder’s with ideas and notes of what you want to swap it with.

Don’t Limit Yourself

Realizing your potential is probably the most important factor to getting ahead in the new year. You are capable of so much more than you even realize; no matter how big your dreams are, they’re never out of reach! Hard work can help you achieve whatever you set your mind to, so dream big and give it your all. Don’t limit your goals…write down everything you aspire to do. Even if you don’t fulfill it in 2018, you can always take steps towards that end result! Big things take time, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible. For instance, Planoly started 2 years ago and we now have 1 million followers (and growing!). Reach for the stars and don’t stop until you accomplish your goals!

“Hard work can help you
achieve whatever you set
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