You are aware that Instagram is a fantastic social media platform for many users.
Artists, models, and pet owners who want the world to see how adorable their cat is may all benefit from this.
However, is it a useful network for companies hoping to increase sales and clientele?
Absolutely, in a word.
If, and only if, you do it properly.
Here’s the deal: I’m Nathan Chan, and I’m the publisher of Foundr Magazine, a bootstrapped startup that owes a great deal of its rapid success to the Instagram tactics I’ll be sharing with you in the following paragraphs.
I’ll get into specifics in a second, but first let me paint a broad picture of what you’re going to discover. In a nutshell, the three major components of this Instagram marketing strategy are as follows:
Influencer marketing and original user-generated content can help you gain exposure and a larger Instagram following.
Conversions: Great content and an emotional call to action (CTA) may boost purchases.
That’s logical, right? To produce conversions, you must first grab people’s attention (get engagement), then provide them a relevant offer (generate awareness), and ultimately make them a purchase (generate awareness).
Improve Your Instagram Popularity
Getting more Instagram followers is Step 1 since you can’t do much of anything on the platform without them.
Leveraging the followings of those who already have a sizable audience is one of the quickest (and most efficient) methods to increase your own.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get your name and message seen by a large group of individuals that share your interests. You get instant credibility from the endorsement of a respected individual.
Both influencer marketing and user-generated content may help you do this.
Optimising Your Influencer Marketing Efforts
If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “influencer marketing” refers to the process of getting a well-known person to promote your business to their followers.
Here are a few strategies for utilising influencers to expand your own fan base:
You may easily bribe them into spreading your message. An example of a “paid shout-out”
You don’t have to spend monetarily for a promotion if you have something to offer instead. You may try sending a product to a popular person in exchange for a positive review online.
If you want people to spread your stuff for nothing, just ask. In this instance, a “shout-out for a shout-out,” or S4S, exchange of content sharing is your best choice.
Keep in mind that an influencer need not be someone with massive popularity and fan bases.
In fact, it’s often worth your time to reach out to so-called “micro-influencers.” Someone with between 10,000 and 50,000 followers is considered a micro-influencer.
Get your clients to do your dirty work
Having consumers do the work for you by uploading user-generated content is another great approach to increase followers and purchases.
An excellent strategy for expanding your fan base is to promote user-generated material. One benefit is increased social evidence. Content created by genuine consumers (as opposed to the firm itself) is seen more favourably by the general public. An active community of followers, who are more inclined to enjoy, comment, and share your material, may be cultivated through user-generated content.
Get your consumers to share photos of themselves using your product on social media. Like this post for “thefrankeffect,” which has received thousands of likes and comments thanks to its excellent content.
The Second Step: Interact with Your Instagram Fans
Now that we’ve covered some of the best ways to increase your Instagram followers, let’s move on. The next stage is to start interacting with those visitors, or getting them to click on to your website.
Use Your Bio to Stand Out
It has come to my attention that many people will first look at your bio to judge if they like you and your company before reading any of your postings. Because of this, your bio is crucial if you want to attract more followers and make more sales.
The Third Step: Transform More Instagram Fans Into Buyers
In the first step, you discovered strategies for attracting more followers. Then, you have some fresh tools at your disposal to attract the attention of your followers and lure them to your website. What you truly want to know—how to turn more of your followers into paying customers—is about to be revealed to you.
And the first thing you should do is figure out is…
How can I maximise the sales potential of my Instagram account?
Commentable material is not always conversion stuff.
(SEE ALSO: Laura Hanly on How to Make Content That Converts – Episode 66 of the Perpetual Traffic Podcast)
What, therefore, should you write about if you want to increase sales?
In most cases, the goal is to make the audience feel something.
Keep in mind that even if you believe you have the finest product ever,…But if you don’t display it in a way that piques people’s curiosity and touches their hearts, it won’t sell.
So, employ eye-catching design and visuals to get them to take action.