If you didn’t know that Instagram is THE place to be these days you must’ve been living under a rock but don’t worry. I’m here to teach you how to give your Instagram account the wow factor that’s needed to get noticed, and noticing they will you. I guarantee you that.
It all starts with a username, you really want to spend some decent time on this as a username with a random range of numbers is a big no-go area, and don’t be so lame to include your birthdate at the end either as people will ignore you. Instagram is full of hip and trendy people and they expect you to do better than that. If you can’t then Instagram might not be the right place for you so prepare yourself and come up with something really catchy.
The next step is your profile picture, which is even more important than your username really as that’s the first thing they notice, pick the correct background so that you can include your username in your profile for even more brand awareness as that’s what it’s all about these days.
Another thing is to immediately upgrade your account to the business version so you can get this blue checkmark next to your name so that your followers know you are the official entity to represent your brand, plus it allows you to include a link to your website or blog.
At Instagram, it all comes down to niches so make sure you select the niche that fits what you do best and don’t derive too much from it, once people know you you can expand your reach a little but when you’re just starting out this shouldn’t be on your to-do list.
The best way to hook fans is by applying storytelling if that’s not your piece of cake you might want to hire a writer that rocks at it as it’s all about upholding your reputation, there’s no room for mistakes.
Instagram allows you to add a location to your pictures so don’t forget to do this, people want to know where you are and what you do and maybe they even have the chance to run into you. How awesome would that be? You post something on Instagram and someone approaches you and tells you how cool you are and that they always follow you for your latest updates.
Once that happens you start to feel like a celebrity and I can tell you it’s addictive as hell so there you go, five ways for a lightning fast start!