How To Use Instagram For Business- Part 2

instagram-1675670_1280Hello!

I love Instagram and have some really cool tips to share with you today, which will really help to MASSIVELY boost your following and engagement! So let’s get right into it!

Hashtags!

Hashtags are HUGE on Instagram and an absolute must if you want to reach a wider audience and really boost the engagement on your posts.

Watch my video on how to use them here.

You can use up to 30 hashtags in each of your posts. There is a massive difference in engagement when I use all 30 of my carefully researched hashtags, compared to when I don’t use them.

You do need to research them before using them and make sure they are relevant to each post. I post my post and then go back and enter my hashtags in the comments. Once you’ve found a few that work i.e are bringing in the followers and engagement you need, then you could store them in your phones notepad/memo and simply copy and paste, to save some time.

For even more training on Hashtags and finding the most effective one’s to use for your business, check out the Networking Superstars very own Instagram expert, Robin Smith’s post here (no relation lol)

The 5-5-5 method to MASSIVELY boost engagement and following!

So when you have carefully researched your hashtags, it’s time to get some engagement and followers!

The 5-5-5 method is 15 minutes per day, every day. Set a timer if you have to, it’s so easy to get lost in the world of social media! Lol

Watch my video on this method here

Start with 5 minutes of liking posts by hashtag. What I mean by this, is typing your chosen hashtag into the search and liking posts in the most recent section.

Next… 5 minutes keeping your followers happy. Leave 3 likes and 1 comment on your followers posts until the 5 minutes are over. What this does is keeps your followers happy by engaging with them and so they will engage with you! It beats that Instagram algorithm! :)

Finally… 5 minutes liking and commenting on a new hashtag! That’s 3 likes and 1 comment on each persons posts on their profile. Just enter the chosen hashtag into the search bar, scroll down to the most recent posts and away you go! So simple!

Another thing you could do, which I will do myself, is hit the follow button on a few every now and again! Be careful though as you don’t want to get put in Instagram jail lol… So only 50 per hour maximum.

A good tool you can use to keep the followers to following ratio looking good, is download an app called ‘followers insight’, then after a couple of days, you can unfollow those who haven’t followed you back 😉

I hope that helps you to get started well on Instagram?

Here’s to getting your first 1000 followers!

See you soon,

Kirsty

 

 

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