WHO IS SIMONE CLARK?
Simone is the owner of @sddecor – a beautiful inspirational home account on Instagram! Head to her account to see the gorgeous spaces she shares as well as learn about the amazing coaching sessions she offers! Simone also has an affordable women’s accessory account called @sdpiecez_ where she sells accessories of all kinds you will love!
WHY DID SIMONE CHOOSE AN INSPIRATIONAL ACCONT?
Simone started her account in 2016 and at first it was not an inspirational account! She was selling handmade home décor items like pillow covers, candles, and other pieces for the home. After a while, it became a bit overwhelming and time consuming since everything was handmade. So, she started sharing pictures of homes and spaces that inspired her from different accounts! She realized that these photos would get lots of likes and that her followers really liked the inspirational account idea! This is how it all began, and now Simone has 260 thousand followers!
HOW OFTEN DOES SIMONE POST PER DAY?
When she first started her account 4 years ago, Simone’s main goal was to grow! Therefore, she was posting more often – about 3 to 4 times a day! As time went by and her page was consistently growing, Simone slowly decreased her posts per day and now she posts 2 times per day! Being an inspirational account takes a lot of work – even more work than a regular account because it requires more posts per day and per week to keep the page up and running.
HOW DOES SIMONE CHOOSE WHO TO FEATURE ON HER INSPIRATIONAL PAGE?
Simone says she loves GLAM including anything shiny, modern, mirrored furniture, etc. Since this is her personal style preference, she features accounts that fit this specific genre of home décor! She says her followers truly like what she likes – anything glamorous! Her account is a reflection of who she is.
SIMONE OFFERS SOCIAL MEDIA COACHING! WHAT DOES THIS ENTAIL AND HOW CAN YOU SIGN UP?
Since Simone has had her social media account for almost 5 years, she has become an expert in the Instagram world! She decided she would offer coaching to those with smaller accounts in order to help them grow. She started out small and understands how frustrating it can be when growth is extremely slow or at a standstill. She encourages smaller account owners through her coaching to not give up by offering IG advice and by sharing things she’s learned. Her coaching is typically 1 hour for $75 and includes tips on posting, best times to post, how to interact with followers, and how to grow organically. To sign up for Simone’s coaching sessions, simply send her a DM on Instagram! It’s that easy!
WHAT IS SIMONE’S ACCESSORY BUSINESS THAT SHE RUNS ON IG?
Simone runs a women’s accessory store on Instagram where she sells affordable jewelry and accessories! Her accessories page is @sdpiecez_ and Simone started this page in 2018 – two years ago. The S stands for Simone and the D is inspired by her daughter Dior.
WHAT IS SIMONE’S BEST ADVICE AND TIPS FOR BEGINNERS ON INSTAGRAM?
For someone who wants to start an inspirational page on Instagram, Simone says it’s super important to make sure your page reflects who you truly are! Even if your page is inspirational, it’s key to post home décor and spaces that you truly love! If you’re just posting to post, it wouldn’t really make sense to run your own account. The whole point of an inspirational account is to inspire, so it’s important to be inspired by your own page and pictures you choose!
Also, Simone says it is crucial to credit the owner of each picture you post! If you are posting someone else’s picture, you have to give them credit because their pictures belong to them. Whether it’s a post, a photo, or a video – always give credit.
Simone’s third and final piece of advice is to not buy followers! Gaining organic followers is important because in the end, the growth is faster. There’s no rush and growing an Instagram account won’t happen overnight, so Simone encourages beginners to take your time because there’s no rush! Growth should happen organically like it’s supposed to. There is also a large chance that your account could be hacked when buying followers – so be careful!
WHERE CAN YOU FIND SIMONE?
Inspirational Home Decor Instagram – @sddecor
Women’s Accessories Instagram – @sdpiecez_
To sign up for Simone’s Instagram coaching, send her a message on her @sddecor account!