Born out of our passion for design and software engineering, my brother and I started Hack University; a media brand focused on providing educational tech content.
We primarily post on Instagram and have grown to over 85K followers.
I'm in charge of creating every post, story, and maintaining the brand.
While I don't like to put much value to these vanity metrics, it's still incredible to see the impact we've had from our content.
Since October 2019:
My brother and I were constantly getting reached out to for career guidance. While we enjoyed helping each individual person, it couldn't scale well.
So, with the power of social media, we jumped to Instagram to help exponentially more people with our custom content.
Tips via Instagram Stories:
Instagram carousel images:
Creating content and sharing my knowledge with the community has been one of the most rewarding and humbling experiences.
Every week we get a few DMs from folks thanking us for our content and how it has helped them with their careers.
I've also learned very important life skills along my journey that I'd love to share:
Designing for attention
It's all about grabbing people's attention. What works for one niche may not work for another. So, we constantly tested ideas like time of posting, type of content, captions, bold typography, vibrant images, etc and we've found what works for us (for now).
Each carousel image should engage the reader and prompt them to swipe to the next. Telling a cohesive story throughout ensures they stick around and keep reading.
Using data and feedback from the community
Your audience is everything. It's important to constantly read their feedback and look at your insights so you can improve yourself.
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