Instagram isn’t quite like the other social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. So i thought i would jump on and give you some Instagram Tips that can help any size business.
So if you’re looking for tips about how to get more followers and Likes on Instagram, I’ve got some advice for you — so let’s get straight into it shall we:
My 5 Best Instagram Tips
Post at the right time
Seems simple enough right? You have to think about the times that people are most likely to be sat online on their preferred social media platforms. It’s likely going to be first thing in the morning when they are having their coffee/tea. I know that i do this.
Here’s what i know, people log in first thing, then on their way to and from school/work and then in the evening say after 8pm when dinner, baths and chores are out of the way. So think about that next time you post on IG.
Use Hashtags (obviously)
It seems obvious, but lots of businesses just aren’t utilising hashtags. Hashtags are what get you noticed on IG (Instagram)
Some of the most trendy Instagram hashtags you’ll find include: #tbt (throwback Thursday), #instadaily, #photooftheday, #instagood. For my business it’s #smallbiz #marketing and so on.
Don’t hashtag stack though, it doesn’t look good and looks like you’re trying too hard. 5 good hashtags are better than 15 rubbish ones.
Share Great Images
You want to share not only great graphics, but the right size graphics too. Text that runs off the page doesn’t look professional. Use Canva or Sparkadobe to create great images and they have IG templates ready for you to use. These Instagram tips are ready for you to start implementing right away, so don’t hang around.
Use Instagram Video
Instagram lets you record short videos which are a great way to build those all important relationships. You could create a video telling people what’s coming next, what’s new or ask their opinion on something. People love to answer questions.
Fill Out Your Instagram Bio
This is where you put a kick arse description of what you do, how you can help others, use hashtags and then at the bottom a link to your website/blog. Here is how mine looks.
I hope these Instagram Tips have provided you with some value and that you can go ahead and start implementing them today. One last tip: Edit your bio from a desktop computer, otherwise you can’t use the space bar to start a new line.
Have fun and let me know how you get on!