This week I wrote an awesome post for my good friend Brandon’s blog. He is a truly remarkable web designer (he has done all of my web design for both Haus of Hounds and Emily Envelopes) and online marketing expert. Despite his genius, he still defers to my expertise when it comes to Instagram! So I was super excited to share some of my knowledge regarding Instagram for business on his blog. You can view the full post here, but here is a little teaser:
Social media is the best thing to ever happen to my business, and, when used correctly, can take your success to a whole other level. So that brings me to my 3 INSTAGRAM COMMANDMENTS. I had a client implement these rules last week, and within the last 7 days, their number of followers have increased by 19% and their likes have increased by 1200%!!
- USE HASHTAGS STRATEGICALLY. You can use up to 30 hashtags with each Instagram post, so come as close to that as you possibly can! Each hashtag you use has the potential to bring more followers, comments, and likes.
- INTERACT. Engaging with other Instagrammers is very important if you want to gain popularity.
- PLAN YOUR PIC. As tempting as it is to post a photo of your pizza at that dim bar you are at, just don’t do it. Take your time deciding what to post and timing/composing the photo. Also, posting at certain times of the day will yield more attention to your image than others.
Want further explanation and more tips? Check the full post!
I’m also loving my outfit this week. I have on an Anthropologie top that I got at a sample sale at their corporate office when I interned in their photography department. I am also carrying a vintage Fendi oversized clutch which was one of my very first designer bags ever. I’m wearing MRKT platform sandals that are seriously the comfiest EVER! I could wear them all day…As long as I don’t trip and fall because they are so high (which I may or may not have done in the past). Lastly, I love my little gold “shine” necklace from Rocksbox! It’s so sweet and simple. Don’t forget that all of my readers get their first month of Rocksbox completely FREE by using my special code at checkout: emilyxoxo5