Here in the U.S we like to think were the king of everything, but the numbers show there are 8 times as many active Instagram users outside the U.S. I previously wrote about 13 power tips from six successful U.S. based Instagrammers. So, I decided to reach out to four business power users on four different continents and ask their thoughts on the value of Instagram in their region and some of their best tips. Here’s what they told me:
Operating a photo retail store is hard. It’s hard work with long hours. It’s hard to make sales. It’s hard to find good employees. It’s hard to keep expenses down.. it’s just damn hard to make a profit—which if you could, would make everything else less hard.
Simply put: all our customers were going out of business, our product was losing margin, and our competition was growing in number, capability, and size. I had to do something or my family’s 60-year-old business would also be done.