Giveaway: Win Instagram + Photography e-course! (Updated)

July 9, 2016

Our Blogging Your Way e-course for Instagram and photography just kicked off yesterday with lessons going up on Monday morning, running for two weeks until July 25 with class access until August 1st. That’s why I simply must host a 48 hour flash GIVEAWAY (winners picked and sent login on Monday) so 5 of you can win seats in our classroom valued at $119. In this class, called #Instapower, we have videos, podcasts and over 22 lessons with all new materials never taught before in previous classes, and three teachers — me (naturally), Aussie food photographer Rachel Korinek and Dutch travel writer and photographer Pauline Egge.

Giveaway: Win Instagram + Photography e-course! (Updated)

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS CLASS. It’s our last Instagram-focused class for 2016!

Here is our course outline if you are curious to see what you will learn. You will walk away with more than you walked in with, that’s for sure. Look at this..

* Branding your Instagram
* Community building
* Branding 101
* How to lose followers, practices to avoid!
* How to grow your audience
* Working with brands (podcast)
* What makes YOU unique? (podcast)
* Earning money on Instagram
* City guidebook info from Pauline
* How to shoot on location, on the street, etc. Including how to shoot in retail spaces
* Stay true to yourself
* Using hashtags
* What makes a photo attract attention on IG?
* Using your smart phone to capture images for IG
* Using your camera to capture images for IG, including transferring to phone and photo editing
* Best practices for shooting with your camera for IG
* How to shoot in Aperture Priority or Manuel Mode
* How to edit your images in VSCO and A Color Story (video)
* Lightroom basics (video)
* Photography techniques to get the most out of your shots
* Common problems you’ll encounter taking photos on location and simple solutions
* Styling and styling tips (video)
* How to use everyday items for styling when you are out and about
* Things to take with you in your handbag to style with when out
* Importance of backgrounds and what to use
* Case studies of 12 Instagrammers
* Curating a gorgeous a IG feed
* Tools to help you curate a gorgeous feed
* 3 videos from each of our teachers explaining their background, passion and how they work

You don’t wanna miss this!

To enter this contest:
* Comment below telling us why you’d like to be in this class
* Follow us on our new Instagram account: @bloggingyourway
* Join our Blogging Your Way mailing list (form below).

Subscribe to our mailing list

Those are the only 3 steps that you need to take to officially enter. We will draw 5 winners on Monday morning.

Good luck everyone and have a nice weekend!

(Rules: Not transferrable to another e-course, winners will win a spot in current e-course only. One entry per person, per day. Person who wins will be registered, you cannot sell the seat or transfer to someone else unless it is a family member. Value $119. If you have already paid and registered for this e-course, you will receive a full refund for current e-course if you win this contest. Open to all worldwide. This e-course is taught in English only.)


UPDATED July 11: We have chosen our 5 winners and they are: Marianne, Kim Byer, Melinda, Amreta, Pamela


  • Reply Hellen July 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Dear Holly and Team,

    thanks for this great giveaway….I would love to win a seat in your digital class, because right now I am thinking of founding my own business and I am really curious to learn more about Instagram and all the chances and opportunities it offers.

    All the best from Berlin

    • Reply Rachel Carney July 10, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      How excited am I? This is such a cool opportunity! This Internet thing can make your head swim, with all the info out there! But for me decor8 has always stood out. I first learnt about your courses when Emily Quinton blogged. Look how well she’s doing now! Fabulous. I’ve been doing up a new atelier in an old mill. It’s been hard graft on my own for months and to do your course now would help put me on track as I need to get my online presence working for me! I have a background in photography but I need some help and focus, I would especially love to learn about video from Rachel. My atelier is specialising in textiles for people to learn and grow, I have it in me but I need your guidance. Thank you Holly for all your inspiration up to now, I’ve got my fingers crossed xx

    • Reply Kervelle Durant-Julien July 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Hello Holly and team,

      I am from the small Caribbean Island Trinidad and I would like to do this course because I am a small boutique owner looking to expand my business with an e-commerce platform soon. I have recently started increasing my brand and image on social media but I am very new at it and would like to learn more since there are few programmes in Trinidad that offer what you are offering. Thanks for the heart to give your knowledge to others and I do hope that I can win this opportunity.

  • Reply Nadiah Najib July 9, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Dear Holly,

    Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! I’ve long awaited for a course like this and I am super happy that it is now organised by you and your dedicated Blogging Your Way team. I enrolled myself in the last BYW course and to be able to join the #instapower course is definitely another dream come true.

    I use instagram to share my passions in travel and interior design/styling. I also design and sell minimalist maps through IG (@petakaarten) and I would love to win a seat in our class as I know it will help improve my reach, my business and thus my livelihood (I currently work two jobs) manifolds over.

    Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity Holly, you have me forever grateful :-)

    Warmest wishes,
    Nadiah of #petakaarten

  • Reply Yvonne July 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Would LOVE to win a spot, as the budget is low but I really want to get stuck in on Instagram (love it) and this course sounds perfect! Was already following on Instagram and subscribed to the newsletter. Fingers crossed… Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Trish Mahon July 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I found your blog in 2011 when I first moved to the U.K. and it re-kindled my love for design and decorating. You have since introduced me to the endless stimulation of so many other bloggers and my new downsized home has had a full makeover as a result. Having newly moved to the U.K. and struggling to re-start my dog training business in this new location, saying goodbye to a home I had loved and nourished for twenty eight years, this expression of the artistic part of my brain was a very healing influence. I am now hoping to begin blogging on living with pets but enjoying a lovely home and garden. The pet ownership numbers in the U.K. alone are at 8.5m so great potential!

  • Reply Jutta July 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I am a feeling the “Sommerloch” a little bit and would love to join your ecourse!

  • Reply Marianne consten July 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    I would love to participate for 2 reasons. A lot of the classes in this course are about photography techniques. I love to photgraph with both my iPhone and Canon 100D. With my Canon I would like to learn more about manual mode. Second I loved BYW bootcamp so much. It was very inspiring, also on a personal level. I would love to be inspired again ;-)

  • Reply Anne K July 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    I would love to win a spot in your e-course. I even thought about signing myself up, but as a student it was a little to expensive to do it just for fun. But I am always wondering and envying the gorgeous instagram feeds of others and wonder how they do it.

  • Reply Julia (mammilade) July 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Holly,

    I really would be happy to join one of your classes.
    Why I would like to win?
    Because I am a little bit crazy about Instagram :)
    I really enjoy scrolling thru all of these inspiring pictures
    und – of course – share my pictures, too.
    But I think there is lots to learn about Instagram
    and I am just curious about your presented themes of you class.
    So – hope for a little bit of luck :)

    Best wishes and a happy weekend to you!
    Yours Julia

  • Reply Victoria July 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    It looks like a lot of fun and just the thing I need in my life right now!

  • Reply Wrenaissance Art July 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Taking this course would be very helpful as Instagram is probably my favorite social medium and I’d love to improve my skills at it. It would also be great to learn how to improve my photo-taking and editing skills for Instagram, to keep the documentary look while also presenting a high-quality image.
    Just followed your new Insty account (my handle on Instagram is @newmexicowildflowers) and signed onto your subscription list.
    Good luck to everyone entering! :-)

  • Reply Beth July 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I am a 30-something year old mom of 2 living in Struggle City when it comes to photography. I hand embroider home goods and baby items and am passionate about vintage home goods and interior design. But I definitely struggle with how to present my hand made items as well as how to photograph my Maine family outings. There is so much beauty around me that I’m not quite capable (at this point) to capture. I’d so love a little help in that department!

  • Reply Katie Deakers Deinhammer July 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    What a great curriculum for the class! So applicable to daily life. I’ve never taken an online class before, but this looks too good to pass up!

  • Reply PatSloan July 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Instagram is changing so much since I first got into it, Branding and using it as a business platform are key to using it and your workshop hits all the high notes. I can’t wait to learn from these talented marketers how to improve, how to present, how to use it more effectively. My IG is I want to build this up as i know i have a much larger customer base there that I’m not yet reaching. Thank you for the opportunity to win a seat

  • Reply nicoleantar July 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Hi there I would love to be in this class because I love the sound of that content. I really enjoy using Instagram and want to improve not only my photography skills but also how to better use it to increase my reach with an engaged audience and grow my business. I took your Blog Boss course a few years which was fab and I’d love to take part in this course now. Thank you! x

  • Reply Britta July 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I took the recent BYW class & totally loved it! I have been thinking about the Instagram class for weeks now & it sounds like another amazing class & I would love to be part of it as well! I honestly wanted to sign up kind of last lastminute this weekend but maybe I get lucky & win one of the five seats – yeah! Fingers crossed & happy weekend everyone!!

  • Reply Ines Mazzotta July 9, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    This sounds like a truly terrific course – and extremely comprehensive in what it covers! Would love to win a spot!

  • Reply Natalie Engdahl July 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Your new course is exactly what I need to help me get my head around Instagram and how to use it to the best benefit for my business, I am in the process of setting up a small artisan business and this would be a great way to help me get going with the marketing side of things.

  • Reply Olga July 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I need to start a new career! Making a living in Greece is very difficult….

  • Reply Paige Adams July 9, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I would love a seat in the course to give my Instagram feed a reboot and to work in my photography skills.

  • Reply SANDRA July 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

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    Hello im Sandra, island girl from Puerto Rico. My star-up biz is all about social media services & also have my lil baby lifestyle blog Decor Hunter. This courses im sure would be game changer for me and my business if i learn the best way to portrait their brand and their products

    please this would be amazing✨🙏🏼💓 and best of luck in everything you do. Ciao!! #ImAFan

  • Reply Patty Altis July 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    I would appreciate winning a spot in this course. I have been struggling with getting started in my business. Somethings feel overwhelming at times as I try to push through. This course would help to clarify and provide me with tools to make more sense of the steps I am either missing or making mistakes in. Thank you for the opportunity.
    Patty Altis

  • Reply Haley F. July 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to be in this class because I’m a young photographer and very interested in learning even more about instagram. I think the section regarding what makes a photo attract attention on insta is especially interesting! Anyways so yeah the class seems very intriguing and I am hoping to be a photojournalist, so the photography tips and social media techniques will definitely come in handy!

  • Reply Kellie July 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I would love to win this amazing prize…8i have so many wonderful ideas however I lack the skills to take them from ordinary to extraordinary…please help…

  • Reply Eva July 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, it would be great to win this seat! I am just a “quiet” instareader and admire all these stylish accounts. Thinking about to start an own, but dont know how! So i’d love to attend the course!

  • Reply Laura Schweiger July 9, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    This is an amazing course! It would help me so much to understand more about branding. Love it.

  • Reply Kim Byer July 9, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I would looooooovvvvvveeeee to win a seat at the table because no. 1– I am a huge fan of Blogging Your Way classes! I’ve taken several classes now, including last year’s Instagram class, so I’m well aware of how valuable this prize is. I know I’ll come away with loads of new information, new friends, and a renewed excitement for Instagram. I’d be truly thrilled to hear what Rachel has to teach us about food photography. Her style is exquisite and her lighting, composition and aesthetic are well, just gorgeous. And I’m one of those folks who secretly have a burning desire to publish little cookbooks, so finding out how Pauline creates those and what she has to say about photography would be a literal dream come true. And as far as Holly goes, well, I could listen to Holly talk all day and I’m hoping I’ll be able to since I’m sure she’s dreaming up some excellent videos and podcasts. :-)

  • Reply Jana July 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve always been interested in taking (better) photos and I would love to learn how to make my IG feed look more cohesive. Learning from and getting inspired by the best is the only way.

  • Reply Joanne Fennell July 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    This is the third course I’ve taken with Holly and her team and I always finish the courses totally inspired and motivated. I think it would take years to accumulate all the information that Holly provides in a few weeks. I would love to win a place on the course and bring my brand to the next level and as a 1 woman business trying to juggle everything and learn from the lessons covered in the course it would help me considerably x

  • Reply tinkeredtreasures July 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    hello! i’ve been doing many of these things for a very long time but am always eager to learn new “tricks” from others.

  • Reply marta July 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I signed up for this class in the past but life circumstances prevented me from actually taking the class. It would be great to get a second chance:)

  • Reply @the905foodie July 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve been working on improving my Instagram account. This would be great!! My photography has improved, but I still need to do better. @the905foodie

  • Reply Megan July 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I’d love to be in this class to learn how to have a GORGEOUS feed!

    Learning more about lighting and styling would be great as well, I’d like to work on these skills… especially to take better food photos!

  • Reply TJ July 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win, I’d love to keep making steps to improve my online presence and I love your courses!

  • Reply Ayda July 9, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I love so much your style !

  • Reply Rachael S. July 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’d love to win free attendance to this class! I work a full time career as a single mom of three little girls and supplement my income on the side as an independent stylist for a popular boutique style jewelry brand. I’ve been attempting to increase my audience through social networking but haven’t quite cracked the code.

  • Reply Sandi Cazenave July 9, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Timing is everything! I retire at the end of the month with plans to finally do what I love. Taking this class will be my opportunity to learn the “how” without the learning curve of doing this on my own. Thanks so much for the possibility!

  • Reply Nadhilah July 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I’d like to be in the Instagram-focused class because I’m an Instagram noob.

  • Reply Mariana Riquezes July 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I would absolutely love to be a part of this class. I am a journalism student, with a photojournalism focus, at my school. I have taken several photography classes, social media management courses, and public relations courses, but none of them have really given me an in-depth grasp on how to effectively and successfully use Instagram. Being able to use a visual platform like Instagram and get the most out of it is, in my opinion, crucial in the communications world. Thank you for this incredible chance to take this class.

  • Reply Jamie taylor July 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    It would be awesome to have an opportunity to take this course!! My vintage eyewear collection needs it!! Thanks for the opportunity !!

  • Reply Jennifer July 9, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Ive had an Instagram account for over 2 years and have yet to post as I’m too worried about what I should post. I would love to finally get up and running on Instagram!

  • Reply iam_artisan July 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve been a student of Blogging Your Way few years back and I truly learned a lot from that course. I was so inspired from that course that my blog landed me to big companies that want to collaborate with me here in the Philippines. Just last year, there had been an incident that I lost my mojo in the creative scene. I wasn’t blogging much or doing anything. I just lost my drive for being creative. Up until I finally said to myself this year that the only way for me get back in the track is by creating something again slowly. This class same as the BYW did for me before would be very much helpful to me in getting back that drive.

  • Reply Fatima DoRego July 9, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I would love to learn to take pictures and post images that represent me and my style more, instead of just taking any photo at random, and get an in depth knowledge of things that could help me stay true to myself.

  • Reply Annamarie Horvath July 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I would love to win this because I am starting a new business and, to be honest, I can’t afford it right now.

  • Reply Melinda July 9, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I’d love to win the class! My new found passion is photography and learning everything I can about branding to help grow my renovating business. instagram is going to be my main form of content sharing, I need to get it right to attract the right type of clientele. Your course looks ideal and very in depth. @studiomcqueen

  • Reply Rinat Davidovich July 9, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    At the age of 44 after being a lawyer and a social worker for so many years, I found myself at the US not being able to practice in any of my professions.. Looking to expand my passion to food, style and simple beauty to something else.. I can use some help with that and would love to win this chance !!! ;)

  • Reply Addie K July 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I have been following the blog for years and it remains my best online source for decor inspiration: I have wanted to take this course for a while but the timing wasn’t right until now. I am moving to a new city next month and ready to take my blog to the next level! Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Reply Surfcity July 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Hi ! I’ve been looking at the program of your course for a few weeks already and would love to join so I can learn many new things and grow my community on Instagram. Your course seems really interesting and full of useful tips. Let’s cross fingers I win.

  • Reply Debra July 9, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Sounds like a great course to motivate me to curate and learn how to make the most of Instagram.

  • Reply Sally Lim July 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    LOVE the look of this course.
    Am excited by this new world of social media and networking for small home based businesses, and can’t wait to find out more.
    It’s almost midnight here, my not-very-consistently sleeping baby is fast asleep and I’m up trying to think of a clever comment to leave here to score myself a spot.
    Actually not even sure now that I clicked on the right comment box… May just give up and hope for the best!

  • Reply Kristin Johnsen July 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Holly and company- I’d love to win a seat at the table to learn from you all as I’ve deemed this year the time to get to understand camera setting better, do you aperture and manual class appeal, and everything I do is visual so I’d like to learn how to tell stories better on Instagram. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Reply Nana R July 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    This e-course sounds like something this 50 year old could use! It only took me 10 minutes to figure out how to leave a comment :). I have always loved fashion, design and photography. Much has changed since my youth and I find it fascinating, but a lot to learn!!

  • Reply Marianna July 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Hello & many thanks for this opportunity. I have had an instagram account for almost the first day instagram launched and although i love it, post frequently and post pics from my professional camera i just do not get why i cannot attract as many friends as i would like so as to share my work and communicate with. I believe this e-course could shed some light into what i do wrong and put me on a right path.

  • Reply susu July 9, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    another amazing course outline holly – i would absolutely be thrilled to win a free ticket for this. as i am still trying to find my right mojo on insta, it would be another great opportunity. i have loved your last courses so much btw. …so let’s try winning… love susu

  • Reply clinictokitchen July 9, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    Would love to win this course! I just started a food blog and would love to learn more about Instagram and blogging in general. I’m a full time student now so funds are low and this would help!

  • Reply Sue Schlabach 129twigandvine July 9, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I loved the other blogging your way class I took from you a few years ago and I feel like instagram has its own set of things to learn. Of all the social platforms I’m most active on instagram so I’d love to learn more about how to use it better. An even more regular dose of Ms. H. Becker would be good these days!!!

  • Reply Johanna July 9, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    I would simply love to learn more about photography coupled with instagram.

  • Reply Amreta Sidik July 9, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Hi Holly,
    Thank you for this great opportunity! Taking your course would be a dream come true for me :D I’ve been learning Instagram by doing and observing others’ – I know I have something and many to offer the world, such as my artwork and my unique takes on life, but it seems like I still don’t get the hang of it when it comes to communicating my gifts and thoughts through Instagram. I see your course’s curriculum covers all I need to learn! Also, because I want my presence on Instagram can be of help and inspiration to others. I really want to learn how. So far I have managed to get my 66 year old mother to start her own Instagram account, and much to great surprise she started to open up about her life and by posting regularly on Instagram, she’s rediscovering her own artistic talents and the almost forgotten photography skills she once had! Looking at her joy does double my joy (on Instagram), too! :)

  • Reply Sandy Deasey July 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I’ve studied with you before and loved it! It got me started on Instagram. Now I need to take my Instagram up to the next level and would love this opportunity to get me there!
    Thank you!

  • Reply Patrizia Pipornetti July 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Dear Holly, your course sounds perfect to me – I am a true “Augentier” (I am not sure how to translate it, maybe your husband has a good translation ;) and all things beautiful make me happy – but I am still a bit a newbie to Instagram, so attending the course would help me a lot to learn the essentials – from the best :)
    Thanks a lot for this opportunity. Would loooove to win a place :D
    frau p.

  • Reply Ines July 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to be in this class and learn from such amazing and inspiring teachers! I love photography and instagram, and would like to take them to the next level : )

  • Reply Sabine Schmidt July 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Hello, hope to win this course, because I love instagram, but I am an absolute beginner☺

  • Reply Simone July 9, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Love this blog and the photography is amazing. Would love to learn how to capture life like it is on this blog and on your instragram! Excited to learn all the tips and tricks.

  • Reply Shannon @ Lifelong Impressions July 9, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Hi! Super excited about this giveaway. Glad it popped up in my Decor8 email today. Instagram has worked best in marketing for us so far for our new business, and I would love to learn how to really take off with it! I feel like I am so close to figuring it out, but just need some great nudges in the right direction to build our brand so we can support our family.

    Thank you very much for hosting the giveaway!

  • Reply Danielle July 9, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Winning this would be the kick-start that I need to stop just dreaming about creating my own brand of creativeness and actually start doing it. I have all these ideas but don’t know where to start or how to make them a reality. Even now my mind is blazing with pent-up ideas after reading what the course is about. Please give me the tools I need to get out there and start doing what I am meant to be doing

  • Reply Elizabeth Shittu July 9, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Holly,

    I would love to win a spot in this course!

    I have been following you for 3 years now and have finally taken the bold move of starting my own lifestyle blog. However, I’m completely terrified and second guessing myself.

    I took your last class: blog power and was really motivated and inspired afterward. Some skills highlighted in the last course, that I would like to improve are styling skills and increasing my online presence. My Instagram game is really weak, mostly because I am insecure about the quality of my photos.

    It wouldn’t hurt to win a spot, as I’m a stay at home mom and an cautious about spending a lot of this new personal venture.

    Thank you Holly! You are amazing!

  • Reply Kate Housden July 9, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Holly, I would love to join your course. I have been umming and ahhing about it for weeks but have only just returned to work from my maternity leave so finances are a little stretched. I started my insta account in January and am slowly growing my following, I would love to accelerate my progress and get ready to launch a tiny product line. The course outline looks really exciting as well as the guest teachers. Keeping my fingers crossed! Kate @posyandpetal x

  • Reply Rosanna July 9, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    I would love to learn how to capture life as art!

  • Reply Tara Hartnett July 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    What a fun class! I would love to participate, learn, & be educated! I love allowing my brain to expand, especially with a fabulous leader at the helm! Growth is a thing of beauty!


  • Reply Judys Junktion July 9, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    I would love to win a seat in this class! I have several online shops and all of the lesson plans you have for this course are so inline with areas that I would love to improve on. I would love to be able to post content and learn how to interact more effectively with my customers online and especially on IG. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Reply Harriet July 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Oh I would so love to participate this course!I do use Instagram but I guess I would really need some tips how to improve my account.And I love photos-would love to learn more! And thank you for being such a great source of inspiration! Have a great summer time! :)

  • Reply MJose Gracia July 9, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve taken 2 BYW courses till date and loved the two of them. So great and inspiring content, the teachers and the classmates. But not the best time to take another one because of the money… This giveaway is a great chance to be there and learn tons of things about Instagram (i’ve used IG for a long time but just started another account for my Interior Design Studio and I need tips!!). Finger crossed. x

  • Reply Cassie Gates July 9, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Holly, I have been following your amazing journey for years, I feel like I know you personally! I would love to do this course. Instagram is an incredible medium which I would love to know more about and I think this course will give me exactly that. I have been using IG for my business as well as for a clients business and it amazes me the reach it can get but it is so unpredictable and I need to know why some things work better than others. Thanks for the chance to do this course for free, things are a little tight at the moment money-wise. x Cassie from @anthologiegroup

  • Reply Cora Murphy - Visual Artist July 9, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    HI Holly & Co,

    I would love to win a place on your instagram course because I am soon to launch my new website – and I would love to use instagram more to grow my business. I have previously taken your Blogging Your Way class and found it to be so helpful. Many thanks regardless. Sending all best wishes to you x. Cora

  • Reply Pamela Prussel July 9, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I would love, love, love to up my IG game. I am love learning from the pros and I am struggling to find my authentic audience. I want to engage with “my people” and not just watch my numbers increase. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Reply Caro July 9, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Holly, I’d love to take part in your course as I learned so much in your last BYW one and just gained my first 1000 followers @sipnzwine. Growth has been steady but slow and I’d love to accelerate and I’m sure your course will give me the right skills to do that! Caro x

  • Reply Hazel July 9, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    This sounds like the perfect course for me, I used to be an Instagram fantastic, however I’ve really lost my way this could be just the ticket to help me get my groove back!

  • Reply Debbie King July 9, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Instagram appears so simple just post a pic hashtag and your done so why then are some feeds so much more amazing than others, I’d sure love to learn the tricks of the trade. Thanks for the opportunity. #lovewhatyoudo #pleaseteachme

  • Reply Jane D'Mello July 9, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Holly,

    I am starting my own blog soon and would love to know how to do it the right way plus I am feeling lucky today! Fingers crossed….


  • Reply Lidija July 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Hello :)
    I’m in love with digital world and trying to find my space here. And I need you to teach me to do my best.

    Big hello from Zagreb!

  • Reply mcintyrepj July 10, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Wow! That looks like it would be a wonderful class packed with a lot of education. I would greatly appreciate winning a spot, as I am ‘tech challenged’ (haha), especially when it comes to instagram. It would be a lot of help in assisting me with part of the social media portion of my small business I am trying to grow. Thanks so much.

  • Reply Alina July 10, 2016 at 12:38 am

    ¡Hola! I want to win this because Instagram is an important social network I use to promote my blog The Inner Interiorista and to show what it is about. I would like to learn how to translate my own style to it and to give it a cohesive look…and also to gain more followers of course! So better learn from the bests like you 🙂 Thanks! ¡Gracias!

  • Reply JEannine July 10, 2016 at 1:06 am

    I’d love to be able to win a place! As a single woman in mid-life I’m keen to explore how I could transform my love for photography into a serious side gig and it looks like this course would be a great place to start that transformation.

  • Reply Shelby July 10, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Hi! I’m Shelby and I’d love to win a spot in this course because it looks amazing!! And I love Instagram too but feel like I need to do something more. I just started to love weaving as well and I’m thinking of starting a different account to hopefully make it into a business so it’d be great to do that with this knowledge. Thanks for giving out this opportunity!!!

  • Reply Alissa July 10, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Hello from Vancouver! I’ve been building my Instagram for my creative biz since January. I’ve got a good start but am hungry to learn more! The syllabus looks amazing and would be thrilled to be enrolled in your class. Thanks for the opportunity with this giveaway 💕 @feistandflourish

  • Reply Alanna July 10, 2016 at 2:01 am

    I would love to win this! I am just starting to use instagram for our business, a jungle lodge in Costa Rica, and could really use the help! Crossing my fingers!

  • Reply Alisha Vidal July 10, 2016 at 2:33 am

    Hello Holly!
    I’d love to win a spot on your course! I’ve been a fan for a while and what drew me to your site initially was some of the photography! I was excited to see that you offer courses but I’m pretty low on funds and can’t afford to purchase it at the moment.
    My fiancé and I are both pretty ambitious. He owns a video production company and I just started a interiors based blog called She Seeks Creative – all about my desire to chase my creativity! I recently started Instagram accounts for both ventures (I followed @bloggingyourway with both accounts + my personal account). I’ve seen a small peak in traffic to our sites already even though we have less than 500 followers on both accounts.
    I believe that, because both the production company and interiors blog are extremely visual projects, we could have killer instagram accounts that could help generate interest and, in the long run, help pay the bills. The problem is, I don’t know how to do it!
    Please consider me for a spot in your course. My fiancé, my little dog, and I would be forever grateful!

  • Reply caroline July 10, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I would love to win a spot in the class as I’d love to further my Insta account for my small business. Looks like a great class to learn lots :) Thanks for the chance to win

  • Reply Madoka July 10, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Dear Holly,
    I would love to join your class to learn how to have a goregroups feed, but I am an absolute beginner.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    All the best from Japan

  • Reply Erin July 10, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I’d love to win as I’m in the beginning stages of starting my own online business and I’m hoping to gain more skills for total success! Also, it’s fun to have the secrets for a good instagram page for all of my adorable little toddler pics. :D

  • Reply Amber July 10, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I’d love help in taking my feed to the next level and to help me get over this current plateau. I’ve been feeling unclear as to my next step and a little stuck.

  • Reply Ashley Flynn July 10, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Hi Holly,
    Here are a few reasons I’d love to take your class:

    1. I love to learn. I’ve been using Instagram for a little more than a year. I find it fascinating and such an amazing source of inspiration. I’d love to learn more about it, how I can improve my account, and how I can become part of the amazing IG community. I’d love to improve my styling and photography skills, and to get a grasp on the best ways to use Instagram.

    2. I’m trying to push myself out of my social media comfort zone. I’ve followed blogs for years, but almost never comment or interact in any way, any where. I’ve had tons of excuses…not enough time, thinking what could I contribute, etc. It’s so sad! I’ve recently realized that not only am I missing out, but I’m also doing a disservice to all the people who put their heart and soul into their work. I should respond, interact, and thank anyone who has created content that I’ve benefitted from. I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to make this connection, but so glad I finally did! Instagram has become my go to form of social media, and I think that taking this course would help me achieve my goal to step out and make those connections.

    Thank you for this opportunity! Just participating by commenting here is a first for me. Putting my thoughts out here has been great practice!

    All the best,

  • Reply Julie Holland July 10, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Hello Holly,
    Oh how I would LOVE to win this course. I have been following you for such a long time, and your creative journey has always inspired me.
    I too am in a professional job, which is un-fulfilling and uninspiring, yet the fear to look outside this professional realm sometimes becomes too crippling. I know I am a born creative, the beautiful images are inside my head, and sometimes spill out onto the pages of my journal, and sometimes onto my instagram feed, yet I feel I have so much more to learn, so much more to give the world. Maybe this course would help to free my little creative within xx @luv_from_jules

  • Reply Anette Linnea Rasmussen July 10, 2016 at 6:16 am

    I would so much love to learn from this community. I know there i SO much I could improve to be more professional and that Way make my IG more attractive.

    Hope for it….

  • Reply Heather H July 10, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Thanks! This is an awesome opportunity. I have wanted to start a photography blog for awhile and I think this would give me a great start.

  • Reply Carie July 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Oh I would love to win a slot in your class – I’ve been playing with Instagram for a few years now but I’ve just begun to really take it seriously and play with it as a form of microblogging. I want to get better both at the micro blog Instagrams and at using it to drive traffic to my main blog and I know I need some help and to make myself actually spend time focussing on it to make it happen – so this would be perfect!

  • Reply kertu July 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I would soooo love this course!! Its perfect for my current situation. Recently I am trying to manifest myself in all aspects of life and having a instagram account that can reflect to me what I have become would really help the process. I have always been trying to create a working Instagram account, but always failed (it is sad).

    Also planning to start a crafting company so a working social media would be a HUGE help. I’ll be keeping my thumbs for good luck on this draw <3 <3 <3

  • Reply Mette Grauballe July 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I would love to follow your e-course to get expert tips on styling and tech tips on the Photography part. That is often a stopper for me so learning more would help me move to the next level with this. ❤️

  • Reply Nannette Glorie July 10, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Salut Holly and other ‘teachers’ of the Blogging your Way courses,

    I’m not quite sur I have a really compelling reason to want to participate. I really love the way you’ve turned all your blogging experiences (been reading you for 6 years) into e-courses – another way of sharing, well done!
    I’ve been blogging for a while and I’m in the midst of two new blogging-projects with other french bloggers, for which photography is key and for which I’ve added two more accounts to my instagram, so I guess there you’d find my reasons.
    But even if I’m not in the lucky 5, I wish you the best of luck with all e-courses and I’m sure to join one of them soon.
    Keep up the articstic work!

  • Reply Fi July 10, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Hello – I would love and appreciate a place on this course, it looks amazing. I’ve started an interiors and styling blog earlier this year and it’s going well…but the quality of my photos and images is really letting me down. I love instagram* (*read ‘obsessed with’) and am working hard to reach 1000 followers this week. This course would enable me to step up a level and reach out more to the insta-lovelies who are scrolling through interiors and style feeds on a daily basis.

    Your brand imagery and cool, contemporary styling is so good and I would be keen to learn how to improve stykeophileuk, get some better shots and therefore a more interesting offering to my followers.

    Thanks very much for opening this up as a comp.

  • Reply Julie July 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I would love to take the #Instapower class for several reasons. Am in the beginning stages of branding, and your branding methods will greatly improve and accelerate my progress. Have taken decor8 courses before, and have learned so many worthwhile tips and skills. The learning community is also consistently first rate. Would love to learn more about styling, using camera and editing photos, monetizing my brand through instagram, am really intrigued by the opportunity to learn more about international guidebooks, and how instagram is a great platform for marketing and selling the travel guides. Learning more about VSCO and lightroom would also be a real plus. Am a long time decor8subscriber, and am follower on instagram (as directed). Thank you for considering me…

  • Reply dealgemeene July 10, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Dear Holly, great opportunity you are giving away here ! Would love to win one the much desired free spots in the instagram + photography course. I’ve just started my own business in handmade (by me of course) jewelry and soon found out that I really need to update and upgrade my photography and social media skills, so this course would be perfect. But, though it’s absolutely worth the cost, I’ve also figured out that starting you’re own business is very expensive. So to give my business a little go towards success, and being able to affort more courses like these, I would love love love to win this one. Of course, all the luck to all the others and much fun for you!! <3

  • Reply Katie July 10, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Oh to be able to get the shots I dream of and learn the tricks of the trade. whatca prize this would be indeed. My fingers are crossed. Thank you 🎈

  • Reply Sarah July 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I know how I want my pictures to look, I just lack the knowledge to get them there. Would love it if my desire and knowledge matched!

  • Reply Abbey July 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Oh it would be easier to write the reasons I don’t want to take this course. I love you & think your style both in interior design and writing is perfection. I love instagram & most of all I love learning – from people who are passionate about their subject, there is just nothing more inspiring.
    Eeek fingers crossed <3

  • Reply Hester July 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Oh how amazing would it be to win a place at the latest Instagram course! I love the Blogging your Way lessons and have learned so much in one of your previous Instagram courses. Still there is much, much more to learn. How to make my grid more cohesive, post images people want to see and how to work with brands for example. At Blogging your Way you learn from the best in the business, fingers crossed I get the opportunity to have a peek into the tutors creative minds! Xx

  • Reply Brooke @ Mminimalist July 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I’d love to be able to be more inspired every day in my creativity. This course seriously looks amazing!! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply Ariana July 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I have recently launched a new clothing boutique. I have never been into social media but for a business it’s life or death. I would love and need to attend this course, to be equipped with some fundamental skills to help propel my business forward, like the dos and donts of IG. We also have serval exciting trips planned this year and I would love to know how to capture beautiful and interesting images. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

  • Reply Cattie July 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Oh, I’ve been looking at (more like drooling over) this course over the past few weeks… I’d LOVE to win! I’m in the process of taking my business in a whole new direction, working on several new print series, hoping to connect and build relationships with interior decorators, art consultants etc. I know how valuable Instagram is as a marketing resource but I only joined recently and I don’t think my feed is working for me. Have been reading Instagram advice on a million different sites, but am still struggling. This course would be perfect! Fingers crossed…

  • Reply Bryony July 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Hello This course sounds fabulous! I love Instagram, but have soooo much to learn as a newcomer. I’ve also just started a blog for my little online business selling quirky homeware and the timing would be perfect. It would be just the ticket! Will keep everything crossed. Thank you ✨

  • Reply chantaldimmer July 10, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I would really love to win a spot in this course!
    I have been in one of your courses some time ago which dealt about setting up a blog but still am unsure how to present my ideas with good pictures.
    I would like to learn how to shoot high quality photos with both my I-phone and my Nikon.
    I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Would be great to win.
    Thanks a lot for all the inspiration you give.

    Chantal from Luxembourg

  • Reply Janet Kemp July 10, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Hi Holly, I would love to win 1 of the places. So enjoyed and benefitted from some of your other courses that I have done.
    Love Instagram and always the network aspect.
    Pick me, pick me.

  • Reply Katie July 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to win a spot in this class! I’ve been wanting to develop my photography skills, and I’d like to learn how to style better. I also recently started weaving and doing embroidery, so I’d love to become more active in the Instagram creative community, and I’m hoping to learn more techniques to photograph my own work. I have been thinking of starting a blog and would eventually like to take the Blogging Your Way class, so this would be a great introduction to your online class format.

    Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Reply fitundgluecklich July 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    That would be so great! I’m expecting my second child any minute and I would love to have something “for me” during the next weeks – which I know will be tough, although wonderful. And it would be great to catch the “wonderful” also on my instagram account :-)

  • Reply Yasmin Mayat July 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    What great timing! I literally and finally got into instagram this week and would be the perfect introduction to get to grips with it and use this as a platform for my business and creativity. Fingers crossed …

  • Reply Nay July 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I would love to take part in this course! I just moved to a charming rural town in Northern Germany and I would love to share it with the world!

  • Reply Paige July 10, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Dear Holly,
    I have taken your classes before, and I would love to be lucky enough to win a spot in this Instagram class. I am hoping to reboot my feed and be inspired by other Instagrammers including people also in the class.

  • Reply Margarita July 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Dear Holly,
    I would so much love to be part of your instagram and Photography course in order to learn more about it!!! I’m already following you on instagram and as a previous BYW student already a long time subscriber of your newsletter! Thank you!

  • Reply Allison July 11, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Blogging Your Way always fires up my curiosity and motivation which then ignites my imagination – like no other e-course has. And I could use some of that inspiration right now.

  • Reply Ana July 11, 2016 at 12:28 am

    I’d like to win because I just opened my studio and the content seems very useful.

  • Reply Kelli July 11, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I am such a newbie at all things social media and have always dreamed of learning how to be a part of it all – and to learn from the best…. It would be amazing! So grateful for the chance. Thank-you.

  • Reply Rosa July 11, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Although I’m not a professional photographer, I love photography, and spend hours of mum & son time with my 4 year old son taking photos and playing with light and effects in the computer. He loves doing this and I’m always look for ways to improve my photography skills and teach him new tricks.

  • Reply justina hamupembe (@JHamupembe) July 11, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Good Day Holly , Im a real estate agent from Windhoek , Namibia (a country in southern Africa) .Iv recently developed a hobby of photography and im trying to merge my profession and hobby and become a real estate photography as a side hustle to the actual selling of real estate. Social Media is a growing marketing tool and can drive a lot of traffic to ones business if used correctly. The Namibian market is catching on to this global trend and i want to get in on it while its still new here however i would love to provide quality content for my customers and attending your e-course would ensure this . Id be humbled to learn from someone as skilled as you and your associates and test to see if your strategies would work well in an emerging market … I HOPE YOU CONSIDER ME :) … THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME

  • Reply Lizzie July 11, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Hi Holly
    Having been steadily building my own portfolio of surface patterns (all hand-drawn) since 2012 I need to take the next step and want to share them, my inspirations and loves in the hope of turning my hobbie into a new career. I need a big push though and the e-course sounds like the perfect one!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Laura Schweiger July 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Oh, this would be exactly what I need right now! Such a great opportunity. My fingers are crossed. Thanks you.

  • Reply Valerie July 11, 2016 at 9:13 am

    i would like to be in class to take my instagram skills to the next level and to start being online more regular again!!!

  • Reply Mrs Thomas July 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Apologies for the last minute entry. would love a spot on this course to help with my food photography in my work as a food teacher. The student’s food needs to be recorded and I would love to wow them with photos of their products on Instagram which is their favourite media tool. Thanks for considering me.

  • Reply Leighanne Truelove July 11, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I am about to start a blog on something that is very important to me but have essentially no experience with any of it. Because this is very important to me, I would love to be able to do it well right in the beginning, rather than learn as I go, so it has a good response.
    thank you!

  • Reply Montse July 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Hello Holly and Decor8 Team! I would love to be on your e-course, to take the dreamy and stylist photos that my business needs . For years I ‘ve been in love with the style that your photos have and I’m sure it would help my business to stand out.

  • Reply Sheree July 11, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Gosh where do I begin….to learn it all. All of the above!! Excellent range of topics covered.

  • Reply Danielle Elderkin July 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    To learn from the best, of course ;)

  • Reply Meghan July 11, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Would love to be able to capture better images!

  • Reply Gabriela Neirotti July 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I really need this course! I`m trying to have a chesive Ig account for my brand but to be honest I don`t know what I`m doing! Thanks for the opportunity

  • Reply adehoidar July 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    This is amazing course! And I would really happy to win it!

  • Reply cbaybee12 July 22, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I would absolutely love to win a seat in your photography course. I am working on striving towards all of my goals and photography is one of them. I want to explore and learn how to successfully use my camera so I can beautifully articulate the love and beauty in travel and exploration in hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams.

  • Reply Brendasmith July 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    oh wow!! this is really a great Giveaway. I wish i would get that, it will be really good if i can get this opportunity.

  • Reply Hannah Wood December 4, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Love to win this as I am doing Photography

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