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My Instagram Marketing Guide

Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms these days, and it is one of my favorites. I love it because of the simplicity of uploading pictures and reaching your following.

It is not the only important social media platform, but it is one of the best. Before you go jumping in and creating the zillionth spammy looking instagram account, learn some tips.

Im not saying instagram spam is dead, but if you only focus on that you may miss the potential to actually deliver valuable content and build a real following.

This will be a living page, that will be updated as I write more tutorials and learn more tricks. Enjoy!

Picking Your Niche

Before you go jumping straight into instagram, plan your moves carefully. You don't want to discover that you picked a bad niche, or that you could have spent your time on a better one.

Click here to gain some insight on exactly which niches to pick on Instagram.

Creating Your Account / Profile

When it comes to creating instagram accounts it is not very hard to create a few. It only gets difficult if you are trying to run 10+ accounts, but if you need mass amounts they can be bought from internet marketing forums.

Im working with about 10 right now, which I created all myself. Keep in mind that instagram is primarily a phone based network, and you can only create a maximum of 6 I believe per phone.

This doesn't stop you from creating them other ways and logging in from your phone, but obviously instagram can trace your accounts together.

How you approach creating accounts will depend on your goals, and how many accounts you want. In addition, your profile itself will vary, but you want it to look good no matter how many you plan on having.

Click here to read the rest of my page about creating an Instagram account, and building an attractive Instagram profile.

What Pictures to Post

Obviously what pictures to post will vary depending on your niche.

However, if you pay attention to successful instagram accounts, you will see that their pictures are usually meant to catch the eye. Certain types of pictures seem to do better on instagram.

Click here to read more about picking out the best pictures for your instagram account.

Growing Your Account

It would be very easy to just create an instagram account, and make a few posts, but nobody might ever know you exist. However, one reason I love instagram is because it is very easy to grow accounts early on.

I highly recommend starting the account with a few pictures / posts, just to give your initial followers some content. In addition, I try to post regularly, even though I don't actually schedule it.

If you want to set up a posting schedule, that is up to you. If you are managing many account, I highly recommend it. If you are using an automated software such as

I grow all my accounts manually, just because I am not in a rush to have each account get huge. I like to do it uniquely, but I do have some accounts getting fairly large.

However, it does take time to grow your instagram accounts from scratch. Click here to read my strategies for growing your instagram account.

Monetizing Your Account

So what about making moniez? Whether you monetize your instagram account or not is up to you. However, it is likely you are looking to make some money, even if it is just some extra cash for your business.

You have plenty of options available to you, and some of them might work better than others. It depends some on your niche, but some money methods are surefire ways.

Once you have grown your accouts a bit, you have plenty of ways to make money, or at least send traffic to a website.

Click here to read my tips on making money off your instagram account.

Instagram ads - coming soon.