It goes without saying that we need to be active on our Instagram stories. We all know it and understand the importance of why – so why does it seem like such a daunting task?? I have come to find that coming up with content ideas for stories and struggling to find time to post are the top reasons why. So, I am excited to share with you 3 secret ways to get more story views when time and content are the main struggles!
Set a timer
Our days are extremely busy, jam-packed with homeschooling, zoom calls, and appointments.
I get it, trust me.
But I have found that designating a short time by setting a timer (3 times a day) to quickly hop on my stories have helped me establish this as a part of my daily routine. I set the timer during small pockets of downtime to share a quick post on my stories. This helps engage my followers to have an insight into my day.
It’s that simple!
Use the questions and poll stickers
Needing suggestions for WHAT to post on your stories? I love to encourage people to utilize the questions and poll stickers!
People and followers LOVE to engage, and the questions and polls give them the perfect opportunity. Throw out a fun “this or that” poll or an enticing question you randomly think up throughout your day. This could be a question that hints at an upcoming project/freebie you’re working on – they thrive on hints at upcoming surprises.
Trust me, it’s not silly, it’s fun, and the answers you receive can give you a great opportunity for content ideas because your followers tell you what they like!
Try to utilize questions and poll at least two times a week. Let your followers anticipate this fun opportunity because you begin doing it regularly.
Use popular hashtags
Did you know that when you open up the sticker tab on your stories you have the option to add a hashtag sticker?? Use it!!
Utilizing popular hashtags get your stories seen because the hashtags work to make your story pop up with other trending stories using that hashtag too.
If you don’t know what hashtags are currently trending, open up the hashtag sticker, type in a hashtag and the popular ones that relate to yours will auto-populate at the bottom to show you what is trending.
Hashtags are a large lesson for another day, but in the meantime, you can check out my past blog Hashtag Myths Busted!
Put to use all 3 secret tips, and watch your Instagram story views and engagement go up and up!
I love learning new tips and tricks that help with engagement, because it can be inconsistent with the ever-changing algorithm. Try this out and let me know in the comments if you. notice more engagement!