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The Dani The Explorer blog was created as both an educational space for content creators and a hub for folks like you to Explore life’s magic. I write about travel, lifestyle, photo, and social media topics! 

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How to Gain Instagram Followers Organically

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My Instagram account currently sits at over 100,000 followers. And I did NOT get there by buying bots or doing follow/unfollow methods. Instead, over time, I’ve learned how to leverage Instagram organic growth through lots of trial and error for consistent results, which I’m guessing is what you’re looking for.  So in this post, I’m […]

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How to Make Money as a Content Creator Regardless of Follower Count

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How to Make Money as a Content Creator with Under 5K Followers

Oh, hey there! One of the questions I get asked the most frequently is from folks wondering how content creators make money. I mean, sure, everyone knows that you can make money being an influencer, but…. Like… Where do you even start? I want to help answer that question for you today! In this post, we’ll […]

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Influencer Coach and Lifestyle Content Creator Dani The Explorer

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12 Steps on How to Become an Instagram Influencer in 2022

Ever find yourself wondering how to make your influencer dreams happen? No? Well, if you said “no,” I KNOW that’s not true because you’re literally reading this blog right now, lmao.  Anyhow, I don’t blame you for wanting to know! While becoming an Instagram influencer in 2022 isn’t easy by any means, there are SO […]

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How to Get a Paid Instagram Sponsorship

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How To Get A Paid Instagram Sponsorship + Creator Marketplace Tips

Figuring out how to get a paid Instagram sponsorship wasn’t easy for me. I can’t tell you how many free products I took or how many times I undercharged for my sponsorships because of something I read on Google. All that bad advice was written by social media experts who was never actually an influencer […]

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Ultimate Guide on How to Get More Story Views on Instagram

Not only are Instagram Stories a prevalent part of IG, but they’re an AMAZING way to show up as an influencer and connect with your audience—in other words, they make it easy to stay engaged with your followers. That might leave you wondering how to increase Story views on Instagram. Lucky for you, there are plenty […]

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How Much to Charge for Sponsored Instagram Posts

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How Much To Charge For A Sponsored Instagram Post (Rate Calculator)

Has anyone else noticed that there are NO INDUSTRY STANDARDS WHEN IT COMES TO THE INFLUENCER WORLD? This is especially true regarding how much to charge for a sponsored Instagram post! If you’re landing on my blog after googling something like, “How much do influencers charge per post” or “Instagram influencer rates,” I’m guessing you’re […]

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Ultimate Guide to Beating the Instagram Algorithm in 2022

If you’re experiencing a change in reach, the 2022 Instagram algorithm COULD be the culprit. Don’t sweat! “Algorithm” is just a fancy term experts use to describe decision-making technology. Or as head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, puts it, “The algorithm just means a process.” Algorithms make apps we love more enjoyable! They’re nothing to fear. […]

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Influencer Media Kit

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How to Create an Influencer Media Kit + Free Media Kit Checklist

PRESS KITS—the one document everyone talks about, but almost no one knows how to actually make one worth looking at. Yeah, you heard me. Just like everything else in the influencer industry, figuring out an influencer media kit is confusing AF.  When I started out in this space, I left Google more confused than ever on […]

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How to Create Viral Instagram Reels to Get More Followers

Okay, so first, I want to let you guys in on a little secret: Reels have been priority number one for Instagram. Why? Because they want to beat out their new competitor TikTok. Social media apps are competing for their users’ attention. The more time they get you to spend on the app, the more […]

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Best Aesthetic Photo Editing Apps

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5 Aesthetic Photo Editing Apps to Take Your Pics From 0 to Hero

Okay, is it just me, or has anyone else been obsessed with the “no filter” look on Instagram?What about the film look? What about the coconut girl aesthetic? LMAO. Honestly, I want it ALL. And I have a little secret for you—you can download aesthetic photo editing apps to create these very looks! Well, here’s the thing: […]

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