Are you looking for help with your Instagram account? These Instagram tips can help make your Instagram account better and more successful but only if you put them into action.
Let’s look at three things you can do today to boost your Instagram account. Ready for the Instagram tips?
1. Stick with one or two graphics apps
Continuity is important on Instagram since people can scroll through your whole profile easily. Switching from app to app can create a mishmash of images. Pick a few for your smartphone and delete the rest.
Fine-tuning your skills in one app will trump creating a slew of mis-matched content for your Instagram account.
Here’s a few I like on my iPhone:
On desktop I use the following:
I made this one in Spark Post.
OMG! It’s @Pinterest official. #Hashtags are a thing on Pinterest. Are you freaking out about this or excited?!?! 😬😳🤓 When inserting a hashtag, Pinterest recommends you be specific and descriptive. Use words or phrases that describe the content in the Pin – Pinterest recommends you add no more than 20 hashtags per Pin. Now you can add hashtags to Pins: Hashtags for Pins are in the description. To add a hashtag to your Pin description, type “#” and add a keyword or phrase. If you want to change your hashtag later, edit the Pin description. Wow. Just wow. #socialmediatips #pinteresttips #artofsocial #socialmediatip #risingtidesociety
2. Embrace my 15 x 2 technique
Post once per day and spend fifteen minutes twice per day engaging in comments and direct messages. Instagram is fueled by comments and engagement so putting in these two chunks of time will help you account grow and nurture your community.
If you feel you don’t have time to engage on your Instagram account and other people’s you might want to rethink whether you’re committed to growing your Instagram. I like to say that the grass is greenest where you water it. Your Instagram account needs attention to be successful.
Answer questions. Give thoughtful praise. Compliment sincerely. Or risk being lost in the sea of content on Instagram.
Get the comments rolling on your posts by asking questions which invites people to chat with you on your posts.
This post generated a lot of great conversation.
I’m working on some video and today I did some editing on the iMovie app on my iPhone. 🙌🏻 It’s so much easier than transferring video to your computer if you just want to trim the ends or add two clips together. Have you tried it? 📲Have you had any little wins today? Share them in the comments below! 💁🏼♀️✨ #dontquityourdaydream #oneofthebunch #touchofpink #littlestoriesofmylife
3. Share your story on Instagram
We connect with stories and are drawn into them. Instagram accounts that share and educate us with stories capture our interest and attention.
“People don’t think in terms of information. They think in terms of narratives. But while people focus on the story itself, information comes along for the ride.” ― Jonah Berger,
While it may seem that each post is separate on Instagram, each post and Story is a piece of your bigger story. Your story is told with the text in your description and also the visuals that you create and share.
Instagram captions can be up to 2,200 characters long and they’re truncated on the second line with an ellipsis.
Your Instagram Story may have one story for the day with multiple posts. Or you might craft one Instagram post with the story of how your dog got lost and was found in the neighbor’s yard.
My favorite Instagram storyteller write now is Elsie Larson who just adopted a daughter and is madly in love with her. Elsie does a fabulous job of sharing part of her story and maintaining her privacy which is important. Sharing your story doesn’t mean you have to overshare or get crazy with mundane details.
I hope these three Instagram tips will help give you ideas and get you motivated to be more present with your account.
Live Instagram tips!
Want even more Instagram tips and ideas? I’m hosting a free online workshop on December 28th at 1:00 pm ET. I’m going to share how to create a gorgeous Instagram feed. You in? RSVP here!