Instagram is my Favorite!
Instagram is by far my favorite marketing tool. It’s interface is clean, simple and sleek...to the point. People love looking at images and it’s nice when the image is coupled with a meaningful messages or a link to acquire something beautiful, useful or desired. There are various ways to use IG to sell your products promote your brand and services and expose people to your cause for FREE! This article by Entrepreneur And Guru, Neil Patel, says it ALL!
Below is a Shortcut to Neil’s conclusions
Although I highly recommend that you read the entire article 😉
Instagram is one of the best places to sell online.
But Instagram ads cost money. Luckily, there are ways to sell on the platform without spending any money.
And they’re much easier than you might think.
No links make it much harder to sell on Instagram. If you try to add a link to a photo, it won’t work. You only get one shot to share a clickable link on Instagram: your bio.
You can sell directly through your posts with a shoppable Instagram page. If you live in the U.S., it’s easy to enable product tagging.
Add a CTA to your bio (next to your link) and link out to an Instagram landing page that’s optimized for mobile users.
Post behind-the-scenes content via Instagram Stories. They’ll show up at the top of all photos in your followers’ feed.
Upload preview shots of any upcoming products to your page to pique interest.
You can also let your users sell your products or services for you by re-posting user-generated content. Just search your branded hashtag to find it.
Sell in the comments with a free tool like Spreesy or sell through hashtags with a tool like Inselly.
Don’t forget about Instagram live. When you start a live video, your followers will receive a real-time notification that they can’t ignore.
My Comment on Neil’s post
Beautiful! Thank You soooooo much for the wealth of immediately relevant and usable information you share! Instagram is my favorite marketing tool right now by far. I have had the feature to tag items from my shop in my IG posts but I wasn’t making regular use of it, though I am constantly posting pics with items I sell in them. So I went back through my images and made sure to install tags for items avaible for sale and voila people are already (in one day) migrating to my shop. It really made since when you shared that people would be more inclined to be scrolling through IG images, see something they like, and click on an easy link to go get it! Something else I really love about IG is how instantly the results of changing or updating a marketing tactic, shows up...because of the ease of the apps interface and the sheer number of users (amount of traffic)...Again thank you sooo much!
IG Marketing can work Instantly!
Below are screenshots of my IG pages within 1 to 2hours after I had posted a few pics and installed new hashtags. Also I cross marketed (is that an actual term 🤷🏽♀️) by sharing or advertising my Sacred Space Goddess (SSG) page on my AfroGoddess(Magick) page. I have a very specific niche and readership of mostly interior design professionals on my SSG page complete with proven hashtags that flood those professionals in. So when I shared (marketed) an SSG collage on AfroGoddess complete with Interior decor hashtags, it sent those same professionals and influx of traffic to AfroGoddess, get it?
I would love to hear how advertising and marketing are going for you 🙏🏾 Happy Entrepreneuring!