Is it Time to Quit Instagram? | Luminary Leadership Podcast Feature

Is it Time to Quit Instagram? | Luminary Leadership Podcast Feature

Can quit Instagram and build a successful online business?

Since I quit Instagram back in 2017, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked this question. You probably know by now that the answer is a resounding yes!

I doubled my revenue the year after quitting Instagram and since I don’t spend hours scrolling, I’m able to run my business working just two days a week. In this interview with on the Luminary Leadership Podcast, I’m sharing how you can do the same.

Host Elizabeth Hartke and I dig into the hidden cost of Instagram, what it means to build a social media independent business, and a step-by-step plan to transition your business off of Instagram.

Ready to algorithm-proof your marketing? Press play for the full interview or check out the highlights below!



“I believe we should build marketing on something long-term and sustainable.”

– Shanna Skidmore

Highlights include:

  • The hidden mental cost of Instagram (7:20)
  • How I replaced Instagram with organic traffic (9:21)
  • Tips for transitioning off of social media and managing your phone addiction (14:18)
  • The one downside of not being on social media and how I’ve overcome it (20:43)
  • Why relying on Instagram is leaving your business vulnerable and what you should focus on instead (25:17)
  • A phased approach to moving your business off social media (38:00)
  • How I manage my time in my business working just two days a week (42:26)
  • An honest look at the good and bad of being social media free and how I’m feeling five years after leaving Instagram (51:33)

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July 25, 2023

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