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My fiancé was always talking about it and I wanted nothing to do with the damn thing.
I’m really not a fan of social media as it is, but finally listenting a testing a bit…
I really think she’s onto something.
Now just a few weeks after getting started with it I’m an addict.
I’m not afraid to admit it, Instagram is BAD ASS!
A year ago I was talking smack about hashtags.
(Still seems dumb to me but man they work.)
My fiance showed me how to get in front of the right audience for my custom car and motorcycle business.
Then seemingly out of the blue, one of the best custom automotive fabricators in the world reached out to me.
Then just a few days ago Jay Leno’s right hand man and “car guy” contacted me via Instagram and wanted to talk to me about my shop.
Not about marketing. He’d never heard of me. He wanted to talk about my shop.
Guess this stuff is legit?
It’s stupid simple to get this level of engagement. I did ZERO marketing. I just showed cool pictures from my shop.
It really is “Marketing For Dummies.”
P.S. Since Instagram is such a visual medium, I’m applying what I’ve learned to everything automotive.
Not many people know this, but I’ve owned a few car lots and custom car shops in my life.
If you know the ropes, the car business can make you a LOT of money really fast.
My buddy did a cool course on how he makes millions buying and selling high end used cars.
It’s the PERFECT business for Instagram too because the visual part does all the marketing for you.
Again, marketing for dummies. Just put the two together and you have something very cool and really simple.
Oh, and follow me on Instagram at @quantumcustoms too!
(I mainly only post cool shit from around my shop.)
It’s an amazing song…maybe the best ever.
Check it out on YouTube here
Haha! Now YOU will have it stuck in YOUR head! 🙂
That song got me thinking today.
In the last year I’ve made a TON of changes in my life. I’ve restructured almost my entire life. Some of it was my decision to live more authentically. But, most of it was decided for me and that part sucked.
The worst part is having my entire circle of friends “restructured.”
Thing is, once I decided to start living the life I want to live, a lot of people didn’t get it.
Most still don’t. Change is hard for most people, especially wholesale changes. Sadly, in the end, most people will hate you if you start changing a lot of things about yourself. But that’s the ONLY way you will ever grow and live the life you want to live.
Change is required for success so embrace it.
Just don’t be surprised when people pull away from you.
The great thing is the universe has a magical way of putting you exactly where you are supposed to be. Your circle of influence is fluid and will change many times in your life. Every time its exactly what you need whether you know it or not.
The lyrics for Crazy Mary are all about embracing change.
At the risk of ripping off Nike…
Just do it. Troubles won’t pass you by, but someone will always have your back.
Matt “Crazy Mary Won’t Get Out Of My Head” Trainer
P.S. One of the BIG changes I’ve made this year is embracing social media for my business, especially Instagram.
The results have been awesome. I owe it all to this amazing woman.
Forbes magazine recently said “Instagram is shaping up to be the world’s most powerful selling tool.”
From what I’ve seen I agree. Instagram is my new “secret” traffic source.
Get in now before the rush happens like what happened with Facebook a few years ago.
It’s still wide open on Instagram. Learn how to do it right >>>>>