Using Instagram For Business
Are you using Instagram for business? Not sure what you’re doing on there or how to use it? Instagram is a little different from posting on Facebook and Twitter. Read on to find out how to use Instagram for business effectively.
Tips On Using Instagram For Business
Instagram sure is different than posting on Facebook or Twitter. On Facebook you need to be consistent and posting at least 6-8 times a day to ensure your fans are seeing your posts. On twitter you should be posting at least 12+ times a day and then some, to get seen. It’s a massively fast moving platform over there.
Instagram only needs maybe 2 posts a day at the most, otherwise you’ll bombard peoples new feeds on there and they’ll get fed up.
Your Instagram Bio
First of all your Instagram bio needs to look appealing and let people know what it is you actually do. You don’t get many characters in which do so, so be clever. Here is my IG account if you’d like to take a look at how i have done it – GO HERE.
Hashtags and How Often To Post on Instagram.
Don’t forget the hashtags. Instagram is all about the hashtags and using them correctly. Use the hashtags at the end of your message rather than not within your message. It doesn’t make for easy reading if you hashtag stack within your message.
Do not just post sale posts, this is the rule for Facebook and Twitter too, people just don’t want to see it. Post valuable content and nice meme’s. What goes down even better is if you create your own posts, so that it makes it more authentic and professional. It is all abut building relationships with your audience.
Ensure the images are the correct size for Instagram, you don’t want text running off the page, it doesn’t look good. The same goes for your other social media platforms.
Be consistent. Don’t post and then disappear for days, you will soon be forgotten and people will move on. You need to get serious about how much you are posting and engaging with your audience, it should be several times a day, no excuses!
If time management is an issue for you or your business, read my blog post on Time Management Here and get your schedule in order.
These are all basic tips that will help any business grow on social media. If you need help setting up your Instagram account, then contact me for a quote to get your Instagram Bio looking great. It will include a kick butt bio too.
Most of all, have fun on there, have fun on all your business platforms. Now go and create some relationships and let’s make some money. At Social Success with Sonya, it’s all about both fun and success. YES BOTH!