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Valley sisters use Instagram to find best local businesses

Posted at 4:41 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 09:34:11-04

They are famous, without the paparazzi, and they could be living right next door.

These Valley women have thousands of followers on their social media accounts. They are mothers -- some of them stay at home and some work full-time jobs -- but they are making money on their posts and sharing their secrets to success this week in our ABC15 series.

Our fourth story includes two sisters from the East Valley with SeeItTryItLoveIt.

Crystal Cummard and Hayley Miller try restaurants and businesses to filter out the best of the best so you don't have to waste your time and money.

They have nearly 20,000 followers and have grown their base in a very short period of time.

They started three or four years ago with their first post and it actually started from their own necessity.

Cummard said she got frustrated when she could not remember a food spot a friend had recommended, where it was, or what was on the menu. So, with the help of her sister, they decided to make a visual platform where Instagram users could go for all of that.

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ABC15 met up with the sisters at Fiiz Drinks in Mesa to watch their process of posting their delicious experiences to Instagram.

"When I get passionate about something, I'm like crazy and everyone's like, 'you're like an infomercial,'" joked Cummard.

Now, their thousands and thousands of followers look to these "foodies" for where to go and what to select from the menu.

"You know those value packs where they... show 'Oh, there's this, you know, discount code - come see us,'" Cummard asked. "We're the new value pack."

Cummard and Miller have their hands full with children of their own, so his is not a full-time gig and they share the posting partnership.

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"We still like to keep this as like more of a side thing," Miller said. "We try not to let it take over our lives because we still want to focus on... our families."

SeeItTryItLoveIt started only with food, but now their posts have branched out over the years.

"We're like all about supporting local and helping small businesses grow," Miller explained.

They have attended blogging conferences and taken photography classes to keep up.

"Trial and error, googling," the pair joked. "I'm like, 'we're still learning.' We sometimes feel like we don't know what we're doing but we're figuring it out."

But, they say the biggest tip they can give to other aspiring "Instagrammers" is to put passion behind those posts.

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"Do it because you want to, not because you expect anything," Cummard said.

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