Getting Started with Instagram - A Tutorial

Getting Started with Instagram - A Tutorial - Avatar Posted by Ileane under Social Media
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Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on April 6, 2015 1:25 pm
Instagram is taking the lead when it comes to engagement on social networks. The good news is that getting started with Instagram is pretty easy to do. On Instagram liking and commenting hold more value than they do on other networks, simply because it’s the only action most people can take. In this tutorial, I introduced you to the importance of using Instagram and hopefully you feel confident enough to set up your profile and get started with a hashtag strategy.


Written by Ron Killian
2690 days ago

Enjoyed the Read IIeane. Thanks for posting this.

I have not done much with Pinterest and pretty much nothing with Instagram. Just didn't think Instagram was a good fit for my business. Maybe I am missing the boat. Also, since you can only have a link in your profile, seems it's kind of limited for marketers? Or maybe I just don't understand how to use it properly?

All kinds of questions :)

Not to mention, I find it difficult to engage on ALL the places I should. Is it just me?

Need to re-read your article. Thanks again.

Written by Ileane
2691 days ago

Hi Martin,

Anyone in the niche of food and beverage can do well on Instagram and book authors do well on the platform too. The key is in sharing great images combined with a targeted hashtag strategy. It’s also good to utilize local hashtags – even if you are trying to reach an international audience – find out what your local hashtags are.

You can use Tailwind app and ViralTag to pull in your Instagram images and schedule them to post on Pinterest. Tailwind is really good at this because they have detailed analytics that suggest optimal times for getting repins.

I find that sharing inspirational messages that I share on Instagram are helping me grow my account when I cross post them to Pinterest. Here’s the tip – I include a Call to Action in the pin description for people to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. I’m sure this strategy will work well with your tea images.

Thanks for the question Martin

Written by lyceum
2691 days ago

Ileane: Thanks for your input. I will check Tailwind and VirtalTag. And I will start to include a call to action in my Pinterest postings.

Written by lyceum
2691 days ago

Ileane: Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Could you give some tips on how to use it as a solopreneur? I am thinking to use it more when I have published my book on tea. How could you achieve synergy effects with Pinterest?

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