90 episodes

Want to find an audience online for your creative work? Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of 'Me & Orla' (Instagram: @me_and_orla) guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 300k+ audience and six-figure business online. Tune in every Wednesday for analysis and interviews with trailblazing creatives, for an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond. Hashtag Authentic will equip you for the online world, dose you up on inspiration & information, and help you find your online tribe.

Hashtag Authentic - for small businesses, bloggers and online creatives Sara Tasker

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    • 4.8, 330 Ratings

Want to find an audience online for your creative work? Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of 'Me & Orla' (Instagram: @me_and_orla) guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 300k+ audience and six-figure business online. Tune in every Wednesday for analysis and interviews with trailblazing creatives, for an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond. Hashtag Authentic will equip you for the online world, dose you up on inspiration & information, and help you find your online tribe.

    Anti-Racism Work for well-meaning Liberals, with Nova Reid

    Anti-Racism Work for well-meaning Liberals, with Nova Reid

    Nova Reid is an anti-racism activist and educator who specialises in working with liberal white women. We recorded this episode together before lockdown and the killing of George Floyd, but her message and all that she shares is, if anything, more valuable now than ever.

    • 51 min
    Flying your 'freak flag', with The Good Ship Illustration

    Flying your 'freak flag', with The Good Ship Illustration

    The first interview I've done since lockdown began, for this week's episode I chatted with artists and illustrators Helen Stephens, Katie Draws and Tania Willis about their joint project, the alternative online art school The Good Ship Illustration. In this four-way Skype call, we talk about the magic of imperfection, how to find your creative voice in a world that wants you to conform and the magic of flying your freak flag.

    • 45 min
    An Indistractable Q&A, with Nir Eyal

    An Indistractable Q&A, with Nir Eyal

    This episode was recorded a couple of weeks ago now - which feels like a lifetime ago in the post COVID19 world. I considered delaying the episode but in the end I decided that the topics we cover - distraction, getting stuff done, being a present & engaged parent and dealing with our own negative emotions - are probably more relevant to many of us than ever, right now.
    So, here's past guest Nir Eyal answering listener questions about distraction and focus, and how we can have more choice over how we direct those things.

    • 54 min
    Redefining 'entrepreneur', with Angelica Malin

    Redefining 'entrepreneur', with Angelica Malin

    • 43 min
    Creating with Courage, with Rachael Lucas

    Creating with Courage, with Rachael Lucas

    Two wonderful women this week! Author Rachael Lucas joins me for a cuppa at my kitchen table to talk about writing books, living with acronyms (ASD, AHDH, POTS...) and courageously crafting success in a messy world. I also talk to Kelsey Mech, Insta Retreat alumni and trauma therapist, who's using her social media to help more women access better mental health.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Frequently Asked Instagram Questions

    Frequently Asked Instagram Questions

    This week I talk to Maria Wigge, an artist I met through my Insta Retreat class, who started sharing her work on Instagram and found it changed her life! I also dig into some of the most commonly asked instagram questions and dilemmas, including the latest on hashtags and algorithms, ways to create real and heartfelt value for your followers, and the best ways to showcase a brand.
    Got a question I didn't cover? Pop it in the comment box on my website and I'll try and answer it in a future episode!

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
330 Ratings

330 Ratings

Suzie Clare ,

Best podcast for creatives

Sara shares her amazing knowledge and wisdom when it comes to all areas of instagram, covering topics from mental health to algorithms - I’ve learnt so much! This podcast and her fantastic book has helped me overcome my fear of starting a creative business Instagram. Thank you Sara for being honest and encouraging, and I can’t recommend this podcast highly enough!

Returnofthecornishbird ,

Hashtag Authentic

To be honest I take something from every episode...as a newbie blogger Sara manages to make me feel like I am giving something to the wider world & that is so important to me. Sara has a special way of making you feel she understands all the stuff in your head & most importantly that she cares!
Totally recommended 👍🏼

lulubelltents ,

My go to podcast :)

I’ve been listening to Sara’a podcast from the beginning. How have I not done this yet?! I’m someone who has gobbled up all the episodes and I’d like to say THANK-YOU for creating all this amazing free content. It’s incredibly useful for small business owners.
I look forward to listening in each week. Sara is extremely generous with the information she shares, lots of great tips, guests and provides a lovely cosy space to talk honestly about work, family, health and all the things inbetween.

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