111 episodes

Hashtag Authentic is the podcast for dreamers, makers, entrepreneurs and creatives who want to grow their online audience without having to sell their soul. If you're looking to find a balance between brilliant marketing and gentle, human authenticity... If you're determined to grow your business without spending the mortgage repayment on Facebook Ads... If you want to find your audience, and just possibly yourself, as well, in this digital world... then welcome to the community!

In each episode, Certified Coach and UK Instagram Expert Sara Tasker (@me_and_orla) and her guests share inspiring stories, practical Instagram strategies and insider social media insights to help you create the life, presence and business of your dreams.

Hashtag Authentic - for creatives, entrepreneurs & dreamers online Sara Tasker

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    • 4.8 • 167 Ratings

Hashtag Authentic is the podcast for dreamers, makers, entrepreneurs and creatives who want to grow their online audience without having to sell their soul. If you're looking to find a balance between brilliant marketing and gentle, human authenticity... If you're determined to grow your business without spending the mortgage repayment on Facebook Ads... If you want to find your audience, and just possibly yourself, as well, in this digital world... then welcome to the community!

In each episode, Certified Coach and UK Instagram Expert Sara Tasker (@me_and_orla) and her guests share inspiring stories, practical Instagram strategies and insider social media insights to help you create the life, presence and business of your dreams.

    Why niching on Instagram is (generally) bad advice

    Why niching on Instagram is (generally) bad advice

    Full show notes to follow soon.

    • 28 min
    Radical contentment, with Jamie Varon

    Radical contentment, with Jamie Varon

    “Maybe being able to earn your goodness and your worth is the true delusion.” - Jamie Varon

    Jamie Varon is truly multi-hatted: she's a writer, designer, digital course creator, creative consultant, and author of the wonderfully-radical new book, Radically Content: being satisfied in an endlessly dissatisfied world. We had a fabulous, meaty conversation about the true things that drive us, where we find motivation, and the path to actual - rather than simply Instagrammable - contentment.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The magic found in true community, with Gina Bianchini

    The magic found in true community, with Gina Bianchini

    “When you’ve spent years valuing yourself, your brand and your value in the number of people who follow you or the size of your email list, making that shift to quality over quantity can be challenging. And yet when you do it, something magical gets unlocked.” - Gina Bianchini

    My guest today is Gina Bianchini, co-founder and CEO of Ning and more recently the founder of community-creation platform Mighty Networks. To let her contagious enthusiasm speak for itself, Gina is “passionate about how people come together in communities to master something important, together.”

    • 56 min
    Minimalism and Simplifying Life with Jessica Rose Williams

    Minimalism and Simplifying Life with Jessica Rose Williams

    "Minimalism and simplifying life comes down to learning how to use the word no"

    I'm so excited that we finally made this episode happen!! We recorded this episode just before Jess birthed her beautiful book Enough, which is out now. It's about learning to simplify life, let go and walk the path that is truly ours. It's a how-to/memoir, based on Jess' story about how she learnt to let go of mental and physical stuff

    Jess is a writer & lifestyle blogger based in the Peak District, in the UK who writes about simple, creative & intuitive living.

    She's also a part of the Insta Retreat Family!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Finding your path with Maria Wigge

    Finding your path with Maria Wigge

    "Your art is not saying anything about you as a person, you have to separate your art from your existence. "

    This week I welcome back Maria Wigge, an artist I met through my Insta Retreat class, who started sharing her work on Instagram and found it changed her life. Our last episode really resonated with so many of you, so I'm delighted to be able to share this episode with you.

    Maria lives in Sweden with her family and works full time as an artist, you can see her work over on her website, I think you'll agree it's phenomenal. In our last episode, she had just taken the leap and left her job to pursue her art, in this one we talk about how things have changed for her and the impact Instagram has had on her business and creativity

    • 56 min
    Writing for reaction, with Natalie Morris

    Writing for reaction, with Natalie Morris

    "Reaction is the point of writing. You’ve only failed as a writer if the reaction is silence."

    Natalie Morris dreamed of being a writer as a child, and is now firmly entrenched in her dream job. She’s the senior lifestyle writer at metro.co.uk, and author of the new book Mixed/Other: Explorations of Multiraciality in Modern Britain. Writing about race comes with its own suite of challenges and often elicits extreme reactions, but Natalie sees these as important, saying, “My job is to provoke discussion and promote new ways of thinking.”

    She’s also a fellow Mancunian, so let’s not overlook that!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

EmileeKF ,

SO SO helpful

As someone who is not super Instagram savvy this podcast has been a Godsend. Sara is such a wealth of knowledge on all things IG and her guests are brilliant!

missniggel ,

such a happy little podcast

Sarah’s podcast is so happy and lovely, while tackling some very serious business strategy concepts. Her guests are always interesting and I’ve found myself thinking about their interviews days later. I think this podcast is one for anyone - even if you aren’t a creative entrepreneur or maker. It opens your eyes to various entrepreneurs and makers to support with your business, and if nothing else to give a “like” on Instagram!

Spark creativity ,

Love it!

Really appreciate your creativity and perspective, Sara. Loved your book too! Cheers.

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