Post by DawninCal on Sept 14, 2017 19:29:39 GMT -6
Has anyone signed up and tried it?
I started an account a few weeks ago and I really like it compared to FB, Pinterest and Twitter. It's so simple to use and it doesn't hurt that I love to take photos and I love to share them with like minded people so it's a good fit.
My strategy has been to post a jewelry photo for every six or seven nature/travel/food pictures that I post. No sales from it yet, but I have had some views coming from Instagram so we shall see.
Post by DawninCal on Sept 15, 2017 10:20:51 GMT -6
I hear ya, Michele. That's one of the reasons I like Instagram - hardly any time invested. It would be great if it does end up generating a few sales, but since I enjoy taking photos and sharing them with others, I feel like it's not a complete waste of time if it does not. None of the other social media has been able to hold my interest for long; it'll be interesting to see if the same happens with Instagram or not.
Gayle, did you learn any Instagram tips you'd like to share with us?
Well, hashtags are huge. You gotta use hashtags. Also, it's important to keep your personal IG photos separate from your business ones. The more people you connect with, the better. It will get your photos out there when they "like" what you've posted.
Um. I need to go find my notes. When I find them, I'll share some more.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2017 14:21:28 GMT -6 by gbobmi
No smartphone, no Instagram for me So I can't even follow you and comment. I tried bookmarking an Instagram account that I would have liked to followed, but I kept forgetting about that one, too. The only social media thing I use is Facebook, and I'm not even good at that one!
Post by DawninCal on Sept 17, 2017 12:11:16 GMT -6
Cat, there is software you can download that will making instagram work on a laptopen or desktop. I thought about doing that but I knew I was going to buy a tablet for traveling because I was finding the laptop too heavy to lug around airports, so I never did.
Irith, I took a session on marketing for Instagram and the instructor said that it's best if you keep your accounts separate. She also said that Instagram can be a huge tool for selling.
I have one account for my jewelry and one for personal photos. That way, anyone interested in my jewelry doesn't have to wade through pics of my dog and his toys to find my stuff.
Now, having said that, it's like most everything else I do: a work in progress. I accidentally uploaded a couple of arty farty pics into my jewelry Instagram account and I'm sure my IG marketing person would cringe, but...so what? LOL! It's not really a big deal!