How to add a logo onto an Instagram post

When I post on Instagram, with all my accounts I post a logo. 
As it is possible for members to re-post other peoples’ articles at least the post has my logo on.

From my Instagram viewers, I have had a lot of questions as to how I manage to post my logo on a photo.

Fortunately,it is very easy.

Firstly there is a logo.
If you already have one,that’s fine, but if not you can either design it yourself (if you have the skills), or you can have one designed on http://www.fiverr.com

Secondly you need a photo, and fortunately there are a number of sites where you can find high quality photos.
The main sites I use are :
http://www.pixabay.com
http://www.pexels.com
http://www.unsplash.com

Thirdly you need to put the logo onto the photo.

In order to do this I use http://www.canva.com

I have made a short video showing how to do this.

If you have any questions,please let me know.

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How to check an Instagram account

When you have an Instagram account there are a number of ways of growing your followers. 
One popular way is to advertise on a large account in your niche.

For example,if the account has 500,000 followers then each post will normally attract a lot of interest.
The engagement is measured by likes and comments.

Your post will be on the account for a time determined between you and the seller.
By advertising ,your post will attract interest and hopefully result in extra followers and/or extra business.

There are a number of ways of finding these accounts.
One way is to look at accounts in your niche and if they are advertising, that will be outlined in their bio.

Sometimes you will be approched by accounts who will offer their services.

However the account is found,it is necessary to look beneath the service.

Just because the account has a large number of followers doesn’t mean that it is good for advertising.
There are a number of things to consider :

The engagement on each post.This can easily be found by hovering the cursor over the post.
You will see the number of likes and the number of comments.

We must also check that the the number of followers is growing consistently, i.e. by a similar amount every day.
Also the number of following.
If there are wild fluctuations in these numbers the account is probably using a bot to follow/unfollow.

Instagram is not in favour of this approach and it also means the followers are probably worthless.

Fortunately there is a site call socialblade which allows you to check these numbers.

Please watch the video below and let me know if you have any questions.

How to add hashtags in Instagram

In Instagram,hashtags are very important. 
In the same way that keywords and keyword phrases are how your site is found in the search engines, hashtags are how your posts are found in Instagram.

The explore page is where you want your posts to appear.
On this page,there are 9 posts for each hashtag.

In the video,I outline the best hashtags to use.
For example, if you are involved in the motivation niche there are over
132 million posts. If you have a new account,there is very little chance of appearing on the
Explore page. As you have up to 30 hashtags,that is a waste of one hashtag.

Please watch the video on how I suggest you use hashtags.
if you have any questions,please let me know.

Why Instagram ?

For some time, I have been using Instagram and I would like to outline the reasons for using Instagram. 

Although Instagram was only formed in 2010, it has created quite an impact, so much so that it was acquired in 2012 by Facebook for 1 billion dollars. Here are 7 reasons why you should consider using Instagram:

 

1 Popularity– if you are going to invest time you want to make sure that the platform is popular. This is certainly true of Instagram which has 500 million active daily users and 700 million active monthly users.

2 Visual-you have heard the term “A picture paints a thousand words”. As that is the case Instagram does well because it is all about photos and videos.

3 Easy to use-whenever you are out I’m sure you have seen the number of people using their mobile phones. Instagram takes advantage of this trend as it was developed as a mobile application. It is so easy to take a photo or video and post it onto Instagram instantly.

4 Social-you can display your photos, and you can like a photo as well as make a comment. You can follow other accounts so you can keep up to date on their activities, and other accounts can follow you.

5 Engaging platform-according to Forrester Research, Instagram generates 120 times more followers than twitter. This is important as your followers are your potential customers.

6 Average selling price- according to an e-commerce report, the average selling price on Instagram is $64, compared to $55 on Facebook and $46 on twitter.

7 Potential to make money-56% of Instagram users make $50,000 or more per annum. As you can see, there is good money-making potential.

Hopefully, you can see the potential of Instagram.

I will be making more posts on Instagram,due to the interest.