Have you discovered the world of Instagram? By this time, probably so! Instagram is my absolute favorite social media outlet. I use it for both personal and business and I love it! Let me share with you how I use Instagram to grow my Teachers Pay Teachers brand.
Let me first start off by saying that I started using Instagram just for Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris. However, I also opened a personal account as well. I found it very confusing to friends and family when they tried to find me and ended up on my “business” account. It is also difficult to switch in between both accounts so I’ve pretty much just switched over to my @keepingupwithmrsharris account.
Here are my to 3 tips for using Instagram for your business or brand.
When you post a picture from your blog or a product that you have posted, make sure to change your profile url. You can easily do this as often as you would like. Then in the description, put something like, link in profile.
Keep it personal! Mix up your posts between products, blog posts and personal life events. No one wants to see just your products all the time! They want to know YOU! If you don’t feel comfortable posting pictures of your family, then just post pictures of events or places that you are going to.
Use apps to help you on your Instagram journey! There are lots of great apps that can give you lots of tips and information for using Instagram. Here are a few of my favs!
Latergramme is an app where you can schedule your Instagram posts. I rarely use this unless I want to post a blog image late at night when most people are on Instagram. Most of my posts are right in the moment types, but this is great when you want to remind yourself to post in high traffic times. It will alert you that you have a post ready to send out.
A Beautiful Mess is a super fun app that allows you to write, doodle, and decorate your pictures. This is great for watermarking or filling in fun link up images.
Want to know which of your pictures has had the most interaction? This app is 99 cents and can give you all sorts of fun information!Repost app is a great way to share other Instagram pictures that you really like or a fun way to share old posts.
Now head on over and make sure to follow me on Instagram! While you are there, here are a few of my blogging bestie that you should follow as well! Just click on the pictures!