I’m brewing up a pot of honesty for you all today!
Without Instagram, your marketing plan is incomplete.
Please allow me to restate that.
Without an Instagram presence, you’re losing out on a huge audience that may be interested in your product, business, or service.
Believe us, we understand. Your ideal client and consumer is reading through Instagram on a regular basis, but you’re too busy operating your business to give it much attention.
I’ve spat this out before, but I’ll repeat it more loudly for the back: Instagram has more over one billion monthly active users.
That’s a billion opportunities to connect with loyal consumers, prospective clients, and an abundance of adorable kitten accounts (which we’ll probably need someday).
Instagram is a powerful tool for increasing brand awareness and closing transactions.
And what a funny thing that is!
Why? Because I’ll be discussing effective Instagram marketing methods for increasing sales and demonstrating how Instagram can benefit your company.
Get out your notebook, your smartphone, or any of the other cutting-edge note-taking technologies available today, and get ready to see your company thrive right before your eyes.
Improve your Instagram presence
In real life and online, the first impression is crucial.
Optimising your Instagram profile is a great way to build your business, your credibility, and your online character.
What message does your profile picture provide about who you are or what you sell?
Is it obvious from your bio what services you provide?
Is there a connection between your chosen username and your company?
You’ll be more discoverable on Instagram if your profile includes all of the aforementioned information.
In the “Name” column of your profile, for instance, using the phrases “Marketing Coach” increases the likelihood that you will come up in a search for a marketing coach.
Get back to the basics and make sure your profile has all the essential goods before you start posting, engaging, and building your Instagram account.
Update your Instagram feed on a regular basis
What is the single most crucial aspect of using Instagram to increase revenue? Presenting oneself.
Instagram’s algorithm rewards users who post regularly; inconsistencies like once a month or once a week can hurt your visibility.
Instagram’s emphasis on visual content makes it ideal for showcasing visual content related to your business, such as product photographs or company culture.
Maintaining a regular publishing schedule ensures that your followers will notice your updates and remember you.
Don’t stress out or worry about coming up with content ideas on the go. You should work in bulk and schedule your Instagram posts in advance so that your account can post automatically.
You can develop your business with the aid of Instagram, but only if you really use it.
Put up a new Instagram Story every day
Instagram Stories is the first Internet reality show, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
If you want to give your followers a glimpse into the “behind the scenes” of your business, skip the carefully curated photographs and thought-out words on your feed and turn to your Instagram Stories instead.
When you want to get in touch with your Instagram followers in a meaningful way, you should use Instagram Stories because of the many interactive features it offers, such as polls and question stickers.
Get your followers’ input on what you should read next, what they think of your latest product or service, or anything else you can think of.
Basically, everything that helps my readers perceive me as a genuine person dealing with genuine problems is fair game.
Make your Instagram Stories more intimate. Share the challenges of operating a company, the mundane tasks you face each day, or even the takeaway you ordered in on a Friday night (we won’t judge).
Being genuine and approachable on Instagram will do wonders for your business and brand. As a general rule, consumers prefer to buy well-known and respected names.
Go Live on Instagram
At your convenience and in real time, it’s Instagram Live!
The latest and greatest in the realm of social networking is about to launch. Deliver an authentic, unedited video to your fan base.
What’s even better? When you go live, your followers will get a notification and your video will automatically advance to the top of their Stories feed.
That’s a first-class ticket to fame and fortune, if you ask me.
Instagram Live is a great location to do a Q&A with your audience, broadcast the unpacking of free items, announce a new service, or team up with a business-related influencer, friend, or partner.
Due to the real-time nature of Instagram Live, it provides the closest experience to interacting with your followers in person as possible.
Increase brand awareness with video content
Did you know you can record your Instagram feed while you’re live?
There’s no reason to send folks somewhere than your profile. You may get more use out of your content investment by saving live videos to your feed and using them in other contexts.
Videos posted to a user’s feed are a fantastic way to provide additional information about yourself, your company, or your wares.
Publish an ad on Instagram
So far, I’ve discussed organic approaches to using Instagram for business purposes, but what about paid advertisements?
When you have a lot on your plate and are still feeling overwhelmed by Instagram, Instagram advertisements are a fantastic method to increase your brand’s visibility on the site.
Instagram users are eager to spend money on items they see while browsing the app, so you should maximise the exposure of your posts to cash in on this trend.
Advertisements on Instagram may take many forms, from single photos to carousel advertising to videos to Instagram Stories.