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3 Ways Instagram Help Your Business

1. Spread Awareness

  • Present your business to a new space of over 400 million users each day.
  • Utilize trending hashtags for new users to find your account.
    • This is where SEO comes in.
    • Tip: go for the second or third most popular hashtags to avoid being pushed behind all the other posts in the most popular category.
    • Don’t be afraid to use multiple hashtags, but keep them relevant!
  • Implement Instagram contests and hire brand ambassadors to help spread the word.
    • Contests are a great way to boost followers and spread the word about your company.
    • Start a “Follow us & Share” Contest.
    • Brand Ambassadors are another great (and free) way to take advantage of the W-O-M strategy. Find college students who are influencers on their campus.

2. Increase Sales

  •  Take quality and creative pictures to showcase your brand in the best light.
    • Try using natural lighting as much as possible, if not recreate it with white light.
    • Don’t be shy about editing your pictures. But remember, edit to enhance not to change…no need for false advertising.
    • High-quality pictures will not only make your products/services look amazing, but also instill trust within your customers.
  • Include a link to your website in the Instagram Bio.
    • Make it easy for new followers to find your online store. Fewer clicks make for an easier purchase and better customer experience.
  • Use the “stories” feature to post exclusive sales or give sneak peaks to loyal followers.
    • Make shopping fun for your followers by showcasing the latest promotions and products with a little video advert.

3.Build Brand Loyalty

  • Turn Insta followers into your business followers.
    • Consistent and quality posts is all it takes for users to want to hit that follow button.
    • The more they get exposed to your store the more likely they are to want to check it out!
  • Let your customers get to know you and your business through your posts.
    • Feature employees on their birthdays or share something they accomplished at your company.
    • Post some behind-the-scene action at work of a new project or an upcoming event.
    • Letting your customer’s get to know the inner workings of your company on a deeper level creates a sense of attachment. Make them feel a part of your family.
  • Respond to comments and direct messages to get to know them.
    • Talking to them is key, and make sure you do so in a timely manner.
  • Feature other customers interacting with your business and tag them!
    • What better way to gain trust than by featuring customer’s who already do.

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