In January of 2016, I started my first 365 Project.
I ambitiously thought I’d post all the pictures to my blog, Facebook and Instagram. But I found that Instagram was by far the most fun place to post and I also met other momtogs like me who were doing 365’s or just documenting their children growing up.
I quickly realized there were these accounts called Hubs that featured pictures. I started tagging hubs on my posts. Then, I realized that a lot of these hubs announced special themes along with hashtags. I haphazardly attempted to keep up with the themes, usually by just screenshotting the post when I happened to see it in my feed. I had no system to organize them.
I started getting my pictures featured on these hubs and usually my follower count would increase as a result. I also enjoyed scrolling through the hub feeds because I’d find new talented and inspiring photographers to follow.
In April 2016, I set up a system to organize the themes and hashtags. I had it down pretty good by about May when I had a thought – “If I have this problem, I bet all my insta-friends struggle with this too!” And the idea for HubHack was born.
In August 2016, I gathered up a small group of instagrammers that I love and trust and started a beta-test group. I got great feedback and continued to improve the system. I was supposed to launch Labor Day weekend. That didn’t happen. The technology of running an online business was overwhelming to me. And to be honest, the fear of failing miserably, having y’all laugh at this silly idea, and potentially being ridiculed straight off of my favorite social platform scared me to death.
But I finally put on my big-girl-panties and launched HubHack in November 2016. Since then, I’ve posted the themes and hashtags every single day without exception. In April 2017, I created Engagement Posts in response to worldwide terror over shadowbanning. They’ve been a popular member perk ever since.
I’ve seen little-known photographers with less than 100 followers rocket to tens of thousands of followers and paid sponsorships in less than a year. While these results are not typical and I can’t guarantee that, I’ve been amazed at the success that my members have had.
Speaking of my members, I need to brag a bit on them and say that I have many well-known photographers as a part of this community and it’s hard to believe – I’m grateful every day for these loyal ladies. I had the chance to meet a lot of them at the ClickAway Conference in February 2018 and it was an incredible experience.
Aside from that – I’m a mom of three in suburban Atlanta. Married to a good man and we have fun serving our church and community. I have a photography business on the side, too. I really, really love photography. It lights me up like nothing else. I’m sure you can relate, right?
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you decide to sign up, I want you to know that I take this super seriously. I want to provide a ton of value for your membership and I want you to have a great experience. Please always feel free to contact me with any questions and feedback.
Koren is a documentary-style family photographer in Bellevue and Omaha, NE. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and overall a human being. Photography is her voice and her tool to show her view on life. Also eco-friendly, she is a mixer of Idioms and a little bit of a nerd. She says she's been known on occasion to be funny but mostly on accident.
Stacey is a newborn and family photographer, specializing in films and photos that focus on the details, personalities, and connections that remind us how beautiful our real lives really are. She teaches the Business of Family Films through the Everyday Film School, where she guides other photographers in successfully making the jump to selling films in their market. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her three sons, husband, and a little dog
Jamie is a lifestyle and documentary photographer and filmmaker who lives in central Illinois with her husband and three young children. Her passion is using photographs and films to tell the stories of their everyday in a simple, beautiful way. Her style is colorful, playful, and authentic storytelling. Jamie is a ClickPro at ClickinMoms and a contributing artist for Offset and Cavan Images. When not taking pictures or shooting video, she enjoys traveling, exercising, and Diet Coke.
Tracy is a hobbyist photographer currently living in North Carolina. She recently left her 23 year career as a psychology lecturer to focus on photography and begin a semi-nomadic existence; moving every year or so wherever her husband’s career takes them. She is focusing this season of life on nature, landscape and self portrait photography often combining them into double exposure self portraits. You can find her on Instagram @reveuse_photo and she is the administer and a moderator @shared_joy.
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