Faisal Shafique – The bright side of Instagram
Today, Faisal has promoted companies like Game of War, Mobile Strike, Fashion
Nova, Tik Tok, Fit tea, Sugar bear hair, and even iFunny, helping them garner
downloads and sales through the network he built on his social media.
We had a chat with him!
How has Instagram changed your life?
Without Instagram I wouldn’t have direction of what I want to do in life. I was going to college for my bachelors in biology then maybe do 9-5 for someone once I had my degree. Instagram has made me into my own boss I can’t imagine what would have happened if it weren’t for Instagram.
What are the benefits for businesses that use instagram?
With everything going digital online presence is a must. Instagram provides that platform for businesses they can get traffic on their Instagram page and convert that info potential buyers. Pages will only receive more traffic if they have a large following, as if they don’t, it can be hard for other Instagram users to know that the business exists. There is also a platform called TikTok which is becoming popular when it comes to creating unique video content. So many people are making these short video clips about literally anything and become famous from that. If a content creator has a large following, they are able to gain the attention of their audience which is great to raise brand awareness. So many people use social media to create a brand. Even though Instagram is the platform I use more, I may even branch out and maybe create a TikTok profile. I may need to buy some followers from sites like tokupgrade.com to start off with, but once I get the hang of it, this could be another useful platform for my business and my brand. I’m also aware that it is possible to buy real TikTok likes to help boost your profile as well, so I shouldn’t have to struggle with building my profile. Anyway, let’s get back to talking about Instagram, as this platform has helped me so much. Instagram provides instant results if people like the product or not in seconds. Of course, Instagram also helps businesses communicate with their customers. One of my friends actually showed me an application that lets you respond to instagram dms online the other day. That’s helped my business, it means that customers can receive answers to their questions much quicker.
Did your social media journey begin as just a fun thing for you? or was it always taken very serious?
It was always a fun thing. In 2012 it was so new it wasn’t until two years after I started to see bigger picture and took it serious then turned it into my full time job
What motivates you?
I wake up everyday knowing I am doing what I am passionate about and I am my own boss and I can control my own future.
My motivation is where I want to be in next 5-10 years I want to make it big and that motivate me to work for that future.
How much time a day would you spend on Instagram?
With Instagram it’s a 12-20 hour with making content to posting. Then getting brand deals it’s a constant thing.
What advice would you give others that want to get into ecommerce?
My only advice I would give it’s 2019 almost 2020 with everything online anyone can make it if they are willing to put in the time and work. You might not succeed the first time but don’t give up.
You have worked with some of the biggest brands in the world! what was your favourite one to work with and why?
I loved working with fashion nova because I have seen them grow from very small to where they are now so I have seen their journey and they have seen mine.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I want to open a marketing agency maybe get into a real estate just to expand and have few successful e-commerce businesses
You can keep up to date with Faisal on his Instagram page @faisl – @Fact