Have you ever found yourself scrolling through Instagram only to see a whole bunch of ads pop up every few posts? Do you have a new business and are wondering whether using Instagram will be an effective marketing strategy to promote it?
Social media has been around for quite a while now with twitter being launched all the way back in 2006 and new platforms popping up such as TikTok in more recent years. If you have access to a cell phone and an internet connection, the chances are high that you probably have some or other form of social media account, which contribute to the billions of users around the world that make use of it on a daily basis. Many people use social media solely for entertainment, some to post about their lives, and others have been smart enough to make use of it for marketing their brand.
Instagram seems to have become the go-to platform for businesses and brands meaning. It’s gotten to the point that now marketing has completely changed and so many businesses are straying away from the traditional way of doing it.
If you are thinking about using Instagram to market your business, here are a few ways in which it is good to do that.
Research shows that there are over 500 million users active on Instagram daily. This is a lot of people. if you were just marketing traditionally with billboards or signs in your town or city, you may reach a relatively big audience but nothing that quite matches up to the potential reach you could have while marketing on Instagram and amassing many Instagram followers.
By marketing your brand or business on Instagram you have access to all of Instagram’s users which is insane. Not only this, but your brand can now also be marketed globally, with Instagram being a social media platform that used by people all over the world. Taking your business internationally can allow it to grow to great heights and become popular at a faster rate. This is because you have more access to your desired target audience and are not limited to just your local area and the demographic which resides there.
Instagram may just seem like a place for pretty faces and glamorous lifestyles but it is actually so much more than that and it has so much more to offer on the business side of things. Instagram has plenty of tools for brands and businesses to take advantage of to maximise their marketing and reach, and ultimately increasing the sales your business makes.
One of the more popular tools or options available to business it the ability to sponsor a post, meaning that a post will show in in your target demographics feed, regardless of whether they follow you or not. This is a fantastic way to get new potential followers to notice you. This could end up being a bit costly, so another great too to take advantage of are hashtags. Completely free to use, hashtags are keywords that follow a pound symbol, and allow users to search a niche that they are looking for and find everything that was posted with the exact hashtag.
All of this leads up to the increase of sales because, ultimately, you are allowing more people to see, and become interested in your brand.
Create website traffic
Following on from the previous idea, having more followers will ultimately lead to more traffic to your website. This can only happen if you give your followers a means of easy access to you website though.
The best way to do this is to link it in you bio when creating your profile. By linking your website in your bio, you make it much easier for people to find your business or brand and make them more inclined to want to visit it because there is no hassle involved.
Become more relatable
In the end Instagram is a social media platform and its primary purpose it to entertain people. So many people don’t just want to see your products and what you have to offer, but they are also interested in the behind the scenes. They want to see a lifestyle and cohesiveness. Instagram allows you to do just this by having multiple forms of posting, from stories, to reels, to just regular old feed posts, giving the user the ultimate experience.