A list of Instagram resources for anyone looking for answers to questions while trying to up their Insta-game.
It certainly has been a month for the ‘Gram, hasn’t it? All month long we’ve talked all about how Instagram has helped us grow our brands, our communities, and monetize our hard work. Over the last 6+ months, we were chiseling away at a comprehensive e-course, where we dug even deeper into how we’ve found success with Instagram as a supplement to our blogs. After the launch of said Influence with Instagram e-course last week, and after the never-ending Insta info we’ve blabbed about, we thought: why not put all of the best Instagram resources in one place? The internet is a vast universe full of information left and right, so we wanted to make a little easier on ya and give you all of our favorite Instagram resources right here.
Social media is so much more complex than we all realize at first. Heck, so complex that we were able to make an entire course about just one platform, and it took us that long with three people! It seems so simple. Put information onto website, share information on social media, get exposure. But you will learn, as we are still learning everyday, that it’s the small steps you take that make all of the difference.
Additionally, it’s all about learning where your strengths lie, and honing those strengths to focus in one area before stretching yourself thin across all platforms. It’s amazing what we are capable of when we are laser focused and have our goals at top of mind.
So, since Instagram has helped us in various aspects of brand-building over the last few years, let’s organize this in terms of what you want to accomplish.
But first, it’s only fitting to start off with Why Instagram is the Most Important Platform for Bloggers.
Okay, let’s do this.
Instagram Resources for Community-Building
How to Grow a Vibrant and Engaged Community on Instagram – BGB Community
6 Ways to Create a More Engaged Instagram Audience – Melyssa Griffin
8 Annoying Things to Avoid Doing on Social Media – BGB Community
Instagram Resources for Blog Traffic
How to Drive Traffic to Your Blog Using Instagram – BGB Community
How to Drive Website Traffic with Instagram – Social Media Examiner (this article is great for those selling a product)
Instagram Resources for Photography and Style
The Photo Editing App You Should Be Using for Instagram – BGB Community
How to Perfect the Instagram Flat Lay Photo – BGB Community
7 Ways to Take Viral Food Photos – Pinch of Yum
How Hipsters Make Their Instagram Photos Look So Damn Good – Buzzfeed (for giggles)
How to Create a Posting Schedule for Instagram – BGB Community (because consistency and frequency go hand-in-hand)
The Blogger’s Guide to Instagram Photography – In It for the Long Run
Instagram Resources for Monetization
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