I have only just started using Instagram. It was something I did want to do, but it seemed like it was something you needed a flash mobile phone to use which I do not have. Well, that is true in the way.You really need a mobile with plenty of space to store your photo’s and videos.You also need to be taking good quality photo’s.My mobile doesn’t really fit into these categories.
I have now got my Instagram account up and running. How ? Well, I am using images from online, mostly from Pixabay. Pixabay is awesome. It has thousands of images about thousands of things. These are all free.
From there I get them to the right size with Canva. Canva is brilliant as well. It helps you make an image whatever size you need, whether it’s for a Pinterest pin, Facebook post or banner. From there I download them and send them to Gramblr. This is a good another good system. Gramblr allows you to schedule posting to Instagram
I recently did a course that said an Instagram account should stick to one subject. So, what would your subject be ? There are many who’s accounts are full of selfies, which it seems get alot of attention. ( If people take a fancy to you )
I have based my account around family & parenting. Why ? Well, I have been a Stay At Home Dad the last 8 or so years.The course I recently did was one from a woman who has been very successful with Instagram. One of her accounts was based around men and coffee.
Sound funny ? It works.This account has nearly 400,000 followers. I would recommend doing the free course. It got me started moving in the right direction. You should give it a go. http://alextooby.com/iga/
The course talks of setting up your profile.One thing I like about this is it mentions what to use in your profile. Include your blog and also a free offer. Good images should be used along with tags.Don’t over-post. If one posts too often, there is a chance people will get sick of you. So, the course recommends posting about 3 times a day, which I do. It also recommends you interact with others. Like others images and comment on some. I would recommend following others that follow you. When I first started I didn’t do this, and it seemed some unfollowed me.
So, all the best with your Instagram account !!
To Your Success