If you can aim your cellphone, you can operate an Instagram account.
In the world of fast food, fast decisions, and faster rates of broadband, the world now wants faster Internet interactions. And you'll be surprised of all the keynote speakers, high powered business people, celebrities of all types, and even the folks next door that you'll see on Instagram.
The days of reading informational paragraphs are being replaced by photographs, quick videos, and hashtags. Don't think that works? Think twice! Instagram is coming up in the ratings.
As of July, 2016, eBizMBA rated Instagram in the top 8 Social Platforms.
You Can Post On The Go!
Take a plane, take a train, or hop between appointments on a city bus. You just don't have the time today to write an article. Yet, you're aware that you need to be out here in front of potential and current customers. So what do you do?
Snap a photo or use one from your cellphone's gallery.
Place a sentence of two (or three or four) beneath it. Cut to the chase and say what you mean.
Add some hashtag words that will have the searchers finding you. Hashtags are the keywords in this social arena.
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Tips and Tricks:
Instagram is not a hard hitting, "buy from me" platform. In fact, it's a media that promotes positive, feel good vibrations, sharing wisdom, tips and tricks, and a place to keep in touch.
Advertising should be very low key and allow the reader to seek you out if they want to know more.
Match the photo with the message.
Be sure your photo is bright and sharp!
If you do run across undesirable postings, those people can be eliminated from your circle of followers. Choose your followers wisely.
READ. Follow some of your favorite entrepreneurs and see how they interact with their circle of friends. Try different methods and see what works best.
Be sure to connect your account with Facebook and Twitter. One posting can cover three bases at the same time.
If you'd like to start your own Instagram account, search 1womanswisdom and follow me. I'll be sure to follow you back!
It’s simple. Take out a weekend of trying to drive home your message and READ.
Read the blogs of your favorite entrepreneurs. What are they talking about and how are they doing it? Know that they, too, have days where their stats are not favorable.
Read the “how to” articles of people who are doing it.
Get your info from credible sources and not the person next door (unless they are a credible source). Even then, if it’s not working for you, change it.
Where’s your favorite entrepreneur advertising because Facebook alone won’t do it (unless what you have to offer will ONLY be of interest to the Facebook mindset).
Know the mindset of each social platform. They are all different.
And WHOSE mindset will be most attracted to your brand? Put most of your talent and creativity in that location.
You will need to take your articles/ads and revamp them to fit each particular media. Don’t be afraid of the time it will take if it produces results.
There are many places to interact (Facebook, Twitter, Medium, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Google +, etc), but if your favorite successful business person hasn’t posted on a particular account for months, take a hint, and research why.
Deep down inside every creative person, there lives a gremlin happy to remind us about the word “copyright.” We know it, but sometimes we ignore it. However, there will come a day when you’ll receive an email from the owner stating, “Remove it or pay to the piper.” Case in point - just try to find Ken Burn’s The West series on YouTube. I did get to see it before his people combed the site and removed it. David Arkenstone’s team is doing the same for his musical creations. So, how do you find all those photos, articles, and musical scores for your social media platforms and newsletters without paying exorbitant rates? After all, we are not all gifted with every single talent in the world. Photos http://www.pixabay.com/ - they won’t have everything, but it’s a great start Music http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/music.html http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music Articles http://www.articlesfactory.com/ There are a number of other locations, but you’ll be able to find them by inserting “royalty free” before the source of interest.