Inside: A review of Secret Hashtags Club membership by Sarah Roizman | Press membership.
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Instagram for the longest time. I love the community but I hate the algorithm. Except, the more I’ve researched and learned about the algorithm, the more I realise that actually I can’t blame it for my lack of progress.
My lack of progress comes from not evolving with the platform. In 2015 it was all very well posting a photo with a random caption but in 2020 you have to consider lots of factors – not least the fact that there are 95 million photos uploaded daily now.
That’s a lot of noise to try and cut through, algorithm or no algorithm.
So, when I saw that Sarah Roizman was offering her online members club, Hashtags Guide, as a one-month free trial in return for a review, I knew I had to jump on board.
Hashtags are the best way to get your content seen by people in your niche and that is something I really struggle with.
Who is Sarah Roizman?
Sarah, otherwise known as the Instagram Fairy, has been providing amazing IG tips and advice for years. She has created so many useful posts and free courses, each with the sole intention of helping others grow.
She has now created her own signature course as part of an online membership program and it is great!
What’s included in the Hashtags Guide?
Sarah’s Secret Hashtags Club has plenty of free content if you want to get a taste for what she can help you with. There is a Free Hashtag Masterclass as well as lots of mini-courses to help you get to grips with various elements on Instagram.
The paid membership gives you access to the Hashtags guide and a whole lot more and if you are wanting to take Instagram seriously, but have no idea where to start, this is a great resource for you.
This was the main reason for me signing up and it didn’t disappoint. Over the years I have done so many courses and honestly most of them have been a waste of my time and money.
This course is different though as it doesn’t just share valuable information but it digs down deeper to help you realise that to make it work you have to view it as your job.
The other thing that I have been longing for has been to be able to truly pinpoint my audience and niche. To understand what is is my audience wants and what I have to offer.
The workbook that accompanies the course helps you to answer questions that will really help you to understand who your ideal reader is and how you can help them.
The way the course is written is like Sarah is sitting next to you telling you everything she knows as a friend. Which is so unlike most courses where you feel like you’re being told very little surrounded by a lot of fluff.
Even though I have been on Instagram for a long time, I still found it valuable. So if you are at the beginning of your IG business journey then it will be a huge helping hand.
Do you struggle to find hashtags for your niche? Me too! This is an incredible resource and unlike anything I’ve ever come across. Sarah has listed out various niches, broken those down into hashtag themes and then broken those down again into whether they are highly competitive hashtags or have a lower competition and therefore more easy to rank in.
What’s more, you can literally copy and paste the hashtags you choose ready to save them for your posts. Just brilliant.
Of course, hashtags are exactly the reason Sarah started the membership and course. She has used them successfully over the years to be able to find and attract more eyes to her content.
So to be able to have access to all of the hashtags she would personally use if she were in your niche is amazing.
You may well have noticed that some accounts on IG post other people’s content only. These are Featured Hashtag accounts which invite you to tag them and use their hashtag to be in with the chance of being shared.
It is a great way to get more eyes to your content as their audience becomes your audience
In the Featured Hashtags section, Sarah has listed out all of the different accounts which invite you to tag and use their hashtags. So helpful!
This is where I found SO much value! Sarah is very active in the group and so if ever you need support she is there immediately. She even had a look at my profile during one of her LIVE sessions and the feedback was so helpful.
Tips & Tricks and much more….
Sarah has shared all of her favourite tools, including an important dates calendar and a fantastic content planning calendar with great prompts for your posts.
There is also a huge library of blog posts in the Secret Club Members Area. Lots of articles to help you understand Instagram as well as how best to use it as a business, how to gain inspiration for posts and more! I wish I could speed read through it all!
After working my way through the course (although obviously I had to rush due to my limited access) I was able to find clarity on my purpose and my niche. I also found hashtags that I wouldn’t have come across but that were active and engaged.
More than anything though, I feel like my mentality has switched. I have found IG a chore for so long. I have blamed the algorithm for everything. But I see now that you really do get out what you put in and the more I’ve embraced that, the more I’ve seen a change.
And you know what else? I am finally growing again. After months and months of stunted growth, I am growing again. With my niche and renewed enthusiasm, I am drawing women towards my account and it is an amazing feeling.
Find out more over on secrethashtagsclub.com.
I was given 30 days access to The Hashtags Guide Membership in return for this review. All words and thoughts are my own.