The best thing about promoting an article on Instagram is that it can bring you in front of a large audience, says Ryan Smith, marketing manager at Brandeis University.
But that doesn’t mean you should go out and post about how great your new product is.
It can be dangerous.
“I think a lot of people post about things like ‘I’m going to try this out’ or ‘I’ve got an idea for a product’.
Those kinds of posts tend to lead to negative experiences,” he says.
If you don’t post something positive, people will be wary and be more likely to tell you that they’re not interested.
But if you’re not willing to make the effort to promote yourself in a positive way, you’re setting yourself up for a negative experience.
“It’s a little bit like saying you’re going to do a product review on Instagram, but if you don.t put the effort into it, people won’t think you’re serious,” Smith says.
So how do you promote something that’s already been promoted by someone else?
First, find a way to promote your product on Instagram.
The easiest way to do that is to use hashtags that you have your own.
There are two things you need to do to do this.
You need to be using hashtags you already have a good relationship with people on Instagram (or even someone you know), and you need at least 1,500 followers.
Smith recommends that people follow someone on Instagram to find the people they like to follow on Instagram and add them to their followers list.
For example, if you follow someone from the UK and you already follow someone in the US, you can add them on Instagram in your US profile.
This is called following someone who already has a good following.
If it’s someone you don,t know or don’t know, then you can follow them from your account on Instagram without having to create a new one.
“So, for example, I could say ‘Hi, I’ve been following @lisa_michaels_blog, who likes @sarahboden’s photography’.
I could just put them in the hashtags I already have,” Smith explains.
And once you’ve added them to your Instagram followers, you should be able to add them in your profile too.
Smith suggests adding the hashtag you’ve been watching or following in the past, and then tagging that account with it.
“You’re trying to give it a sense of credibility that you’re someone that people are following,” he explains.
So, if your account is set up for someone you already know, or you have a follower, then your Instagram account is ready to go.
“If you want to have your profile look cool, you have to have a relationship with them,” Smith adds.
“This is a way of doing that, which is good, because people are more likely be able see what you’re doing.
You’re promoting yourself and that’s cool.”