Instagram Challenge

instagram challenge

Instagram Challenge – FREE

I just started running a Free Instagram Challenge over in my Facebook Group.

I wanted to help more businesses get more consistent with posting on their social media and get more comfortable with it. Instagram can be a fabulous place to build new relationships and get more eyes on your products or services.

Instagram is a very visual platform, so your images on there will need to stand out.

When is the best time to post on Instagram?

There isn’t a best time really, it depends on your audience and what times you think they’re most likely to be hanging out on Instagram. For me, it’s during school hours when mums are busy working on their business and then again in the evenings when the children are in bed. But I also post at other times, to catch other audiences.

As long as you are posting on Instagram consistently, then you’ll start attracting new people.

Do hashtags really make a difference?

Errrrrm YEAH! If you’re not using hashtags in every single post, then you’re missing out on your posts showing up in peoples feeds.

You will want to vary your hashtags and use them daily. I generally spend a bit of time every couple of weeks (or so) doing a little hashtag research. I will show people how to do this in my Facebook Group where the Free Instagram Challenge is taking place. It’s really pretty simple. You can join the group HERE.

How do I help businesses with their social media?

I probably don’t advertise enough, i am generally posting tips for other businesses to make use of. So here is a little information on how i help businesses grow on social media.

I provide various services, anything from a social media review at just £49, to content packages for your chosen social media platforms right through to running your social media. I also provide a blogging service.

Every business has a different budget and I try and accommodate their budget. As with anything, you get what you pay for. If you pay me a review, that’s what you get – a review. You won’t get a marketing calendar for that.

If you pay me hundreds of pounds, i will make sure your social media is consistent, spot on, marketed to your target audience and answer all comments and queries.

If you’d like to work with me, add me on Linkedin Here and then message me once I accept our request.

JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP HERE

Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

Instagram tips

Instagram Tips That Are Easy to Follow

Instagram tips that will help you grow your Instagram by making a few tweaks to your profile. This social media platform is a very visual platform, the picture needs to say it all and Then the text.

Instagram Tips 101

  • Ensure your bio says what you do – bullet point format works well. It makes it easy to read. At the bottom you have the option to add a link, pop a link to your website there.
  • Post often, not when you remember. Instagram is such a busy place (as are all social networking platforms now) that it’s imperative that you’re super consistent. I post on Instagram at least 3 times a day, 4 if i’m on a roll. The minimum is 2 a day if i’m swamped. But i don’t miss a day.
  • Size is everything they say! In the case of social media, you’re damn right it is! Your images must be the right size for Instagram, otherwise the text will run off the page etc. You want your profile to look professional.
  • Use catchy images that will stop people scrolling to read what you’ve got to say. The best way to do this is either design your own or get someone like myself to design them for you. Do the best for your social media as soon form the start. Don’t dabble, get straight in there. Contact Me Here if you’d like to work together on this.

Hashtag Instagram Tips

My final BIG Instagram tip is hashtags. Instagram is ALL about the hashtags. That’s how we get seen, that’s how we show up in peoples time lines. You can link your Twitter and Facebook profiles to your Instagram account too. I generally don’t post to twitter from there, simply because the image is far too big for twitter. I do post to Facebook though. Instagram hashtag tips

If you’re going to post to Facebook through Instagram, then leave out the hashtags in your post and post them in the comments section of your Instagram post. There is nothing worse than seeing 10+ hashtags on a Facebook post!

Here’s how to research #hashtags!

That little icon at the bottom that looks like a magnifing glass, click on that. Type in hashtags that are relevant to your niche and then click Tags. You’ll get a drop down of hashtags used with those words in. Click the first few. You’ll arrive at the top images for those hashtags.

Next: Click on the images and look at the hashtags used on that post. This bit of research will provide a bunch of new hashtags for you to use. You’ll want to use a few high rolling hashtags, but also smaller ones in order to get seen. When you mix up popular hashtags and less popular hashtags, magic starts to happen.

Consistency Tip

As with anything social media, consistency is always going to be key and secondly what you put out there. Because i do social media in my sleep, i have no trouble getting all these things done regularly. For some it may feel a bit daunting.

Here’s what you do: You pick 2 platforms where you think your audience is hanging out and you get really good at those. You absolutely do not have to be on every social media platform!

Make 2018 the year you do better on Instagram with these few essential Instagram Tips. Good luck.

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Using Instagram For Business

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.

Instagram for business

Get Creative On Social Media

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!