I'm Jésabel, a Montrealer turned digital nomad.
I started writing this book because for the past year, I've been living in Europe and travelling constantly, but I haven't been able to make the genuine Instagram feed that I had imagined. I was getting caught up in all of the strategies people obsess over, and felt like if I didn't have a lot of followers, there was no point. I had forgotten that all I wanted to do was to share my story.
The Instagram journal is all about that. Sharing your story genuinely.
I'm starting my Instagram feed fresh on the day of the Kickstarter launch. Check it out here: @JESABELDC
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The Instagram Journal is a 5-in-1 guide for turning your Instagram into a tool to live a happier, better, more genuine life.
- Discovering and defining your ideal self
- Using Instagram to get closer to that ideal self of yours
- Learning how to story-tell in a way that is genuine
- Planning the details of your feed to streamline all the other stuff
- Learning from Influencers who do a bang up job at what they do
- Discovering resources that will take your Instagram game further
The Instagram Journal is about sharing your story and using your feed as a journal to help you become closer to your Influencer Self.
What does that mean?
Well, there's your real self, which is the version of you that you are right now. And there's your ideal self, which is the version of you that you dream to be. I call this your influencer self.
The Instagram Journal is made for you to define who your Influencer Self is.
It's called The Instagram Journal for a reason. You'll be journalling as you go along, answering questions about yourself and what you want out of your feed to make it simple to create and maintain a beautiful Instagram feed.
I'll be gathering lessons from Influencers who do a bang up job at being genuine so you can learn how they go about doing it! I want you to learn not just from words, but by visual examples of people who do what they do well.
The journal is jammed packed with things for you to fill out. From deciding on what type of posts to make to choosing your filter recipe, there's everything you need to concretely plan your feed.
"Plan your work, then work your plan."
The goal is to share your story organically and on a whim. There's nothing that bums me out more than wanting to share a post and having to look up for the right hashtags. You'll get to organize and plan hashtags ahead of time based on what kind of content you're posting.
The journal comes with a downloadable resource guide that is full of the best apps, websites and tools to make your Instagram life easier and make your content top notch.
Have any to nominate? Join my feedback gang! [See reward #1]
Where can I reach you?
You can reach me by sending me an email at email@example.com or sending me a DM on Instagram @JESABELDC
Do you have a media kit?
Of course I do! Here it is ;D
Why launch on Kickstarter?
I want to write this book with you guys. Getting your feedback and understanding what you want from a book like this.
Why do you need $1000?
Self publishing is mostly low-cost, which is why I only need 1k. With that, I'm going to have it edited to make sure everything is perfect for my lovely readers. This is also going towards paying for advertisement costs and website maintenance.
Exactly how long is this book?
Well pal, I have no idea. I know that it will be at least 100 pages, plus the downloadable resource guide. I'm aiming around 150 pages. I like to keep it short and sweet, so with 150 pages, I can fit in a ton of content in there!
If you're a nomad, where is the book being shipped from?
Damn good question mate. You know how we never appreciate our parents enough? Well, my dad is in charge of the shipping. He lives in a town near Montreal, so that's where it'll be shipped from!
Where will I be able to download the e-book and resource guide?
The e-book will be sent to you by email as a PDF file and the link to the resource guide will be written in the e-book and the book.
How does the Feedback Gang work?
Every week, I'll be posting updates on Kickstarter: One version for everyone to see, and one version available just for backers. This version will include more details and will allow you to participate in the content that will be in the book. I might ask you to nominate your favourite Instagrammers that I will contact to be in the book or have you vote on what kind of content you want to see in the book. You guys will be able to say that you participated in the evolution of a published book!
How do you get your photo featured in the book?
1. Make sure you own the rights to the photos... obviously.
2. Make sure the photo is good quality. It doesn't matter which camera or phone you're using, but make sure it's good enough quality to print in a 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch book.
3. Keep it appropriate. I think this is pretty self explanatory.
4. Send something book-worthy. Your best-ever shot. Something beautiful too look at.
Message me on Instagram first @jesabeldc so that I can approve the photo and we can talk about your feature!
Do you have an Instagram account?
Well of course I do! And as a matter of fact, on the day of the Kickstarter Launch, I am re-starting my Instagram feed and starting to share my story using the philosophy of the book. Follow my story at @JesabelDC
If you wanna tag along, hashtag #TheInstagramJournal in your next beautiful, genuine, storytelling post.
Risks and challenges
What's life without a little risk?
Maybe it'll take a couple more weeks to write, but I'll be working extra hard to make sure that doesn't happen ;DLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (29 days)