You are taking the leap! You decide to start an Instagram account for your blog or business. Congratulations! This is perfect as an Instagram for beginners post, or if you want some extra Instagram strategies in your back pocket
Ladies, this is a great time to be on Instagram. More and more businesses are using Instagram as a way to grow their brands and be seen by more people – more visibility, more sales! If you are a beginner, I want to show you the best way to grow your Instagram, for free!
Instagram is fun, but sure it can be overwhelming. instagram for beginners can be overwhelming, that is why I decided to create a FREE Business Badass Guide to help you make the most of your Instagram account and grow faster #yesplease
Get started with some free quick tips to help you navigate and grow your Instagram account without making yourself crazy:
First, choose a preset for your Instagram posts.
First things first – what is a preset? They are pre-made filters you get from the internet and can apply to your photos using an editing program such as Lightroom. There are so many options for presets and I don’t want you to go crazy over them. Think about your brand and what your pictures look like and choose a preset that best represents the aesthetic of your brand.
You can find affordable presets for Lightroom (a free app that I use and recommend) on Etsy. If you prefer an app with filters I recommend VScoCam. Don’t spend so much time choosing your preset – the choices are endless – just choose one preset for Instagram and start posting away!
Next, use HASHTAGS in every post – You can use up to 30 hashtags in every post. They are free and a great way to find and be found on Instagram.
Remember, when you use hashtags on your post, they become clickable and you can find people – and they can find you! You are allowed to use 30 hashtags on the comments. It looks better than just writing on the caption.
You can also follow hashtags, so it’s easier to interact and see relevant content 🙂
Make sure to choose the ones that are relevant to your niche. You can also start engaging with people clicking on the hashtags that you are using. Start spreading the love on Instagram (likes and comments) and you will grow your account much faster!
Thirdly, Jump on Insta stories right away
Instagram stories are super hot right now. You can do a few every day – I recommend 3-4 a day at least. You don’t need fancy filters or the perfect caption. Just need to start reporting and sharing your daily life so your Instagram followers can get to know who you are behind the scenes!
Ready for some more juicy tips? Grab my free Badass guide to Instagram over here.
And don’t forget to share with me what you are most excited to do on your Instagram in the post comments!
Monica | Instagram Strategist
P.S. If you want to need a strategy from the get-go and want to start your Instagram account off on the right foot, schedule a 1:1 with me and we will grow your Instagram account together.