Looking for a listicle to show you the way to get Instagram famous in 10 simple steps? You will not find that here.

While the life of an Instagram influencer might look simple, there is a lot more to it than latte art and filtered sunsets.

And if there is one thing to learn from the burning trash fire that was Fyre Fest, Caroline Calloway’s ghostwriter takedown, or even Millie Bobby Brown’s skincare tutorial snafu, it’s that the social currency of faking-it-until-you-make-it is just about spent.

In other words, social scams, fake followers, Instagram pods, and other hacks are not going to fly—particularly with recent changes to Instagram’s algorithm. Instead, think real talk, representation, relatability, transparency, and good old-fashioned dedication.

So what does this mean in terms of attaining Instagram fame for you or your business? We analyzed methods and rounded up advice from several top Instagram influencers to give you 17 professional ideas. Continue reading →

How do you gain free Instagram likes on your posts?

Ask not what your Instagram audience could do for you, however, what you could do for your Instagram audience.

Consider this way: how could you make your Instagram posts more likable?

Because the aim on Instagram is to show your greatest side by sharing content that people value. It takes work, however, when you are ready to up your game, we have 22 tips to get you began. Continue reading →

You could make Instagram Stories for business this successful too — however, it requires a few more hacks and tips to make them look like the Stories huge brands and influencers share. (Some of my favorite Instagram Stories are shared by chef Chloe Coscarelli, actress Busy Phillips, mattress brand Casper, and interior design app Hutch — and remember to check out HubSpot‘s Instagram Stories, either.)

But first, let’s review the basics of how to share an Instagram Story: Continue reading →

Today, social media is all about documentation. Where you go, what you eat and drink, who you see, and what’s most memorable: These are the typical fodder of Instagram Story — seconds-long glimpses of people’s lives, shared on Instagram for only 24 hours.

Below, we have made a guide for you to learn what Instagram Story is, how to share them with your followers, and how to ensure these Stories are exactly what your audience wants to see. In this post, we will cover the following.  Continue reading →

Instagram is an undeniably highly effective channel for businesses to achieve a huger audience — in fact, nearly 80% of the platform’s one billion users follow at least one business on Instagram.

The platform is ultimately a site for engagement: we “like” friends’ pictures, comment on their posts, and tag friends in influencer giveaways to try and win a free pair of yoga pants.

In short — in case your brand is on Instagram, you should be communicating and engaging with your audience.

Luckily, in 2018 Instagram launched a new function that makes it simpler than ever to engage with, and receive feedback from, your followers — the Instagram’s Questions Sticker.

Here, let’s dive into how to use it. Continue reading →