Ultimate Guide to Using Instagram

May 24, 2017

[social_warfare]Instagram is a visual platform and ever so changing. To rock your blog using Instagram. You have to stand out!! Take advantage of Instagram and all that it offers by showcasing a small business and products. Here is the ultimate beginner’s guide to Instagram.

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Create an Amazing Profile:

When creating an Instagram account think of it as another link to your business. Like a photo gallery. With that being said your account should reflect your business or blog. Make your profile as unique as possible by creating a theme. Another great tip is to switch to a business account.

Write A Killer Bio:

  1. Write a simple yet clear bio, do not make it personal but related to your business or blog. Be creative in your bio.
  2. Add keywords in your bio.
  3. Add a link to your website.
Instagram bio

Instagram bio

Create Amazing Photos:

  1. Take or use high-quality photos.
  2. Use natural light when taking photos.
  3. Photos should reflect your business or blog.
  4. Stay consistent, by using a theme. Such a color scheme and filters.
  5. Instagram accounts with random photos rarely get followed.
Instagram Photos

Instagram photos


  1. Follow other people with same interests or niche.
  2. Comment on other photos within your niche.
  3. Like other photos within your niche.

Schedule Post:

  1. Post often, at least 2-3 times a day.
  2. Be consistent.
  3. DO NOT spam all at once.
  4. Use a scheduling tool such as Later, for more information Click Here.


In order to get a following, people need to find you. Using hashtags will allow people to see you without you doing anything. Here are a few popular hashtags to use.

  • #tbt                                                      
  • #bosslady
  • #girlboss
  • #workingwoman
  • #blogger
  • #love
  • #picoftheday

I hope this guide helps you setting up an amazing Instagram page.


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  • enannylink1

    Never heard of later….thank you and free double thanks ?

    May 25, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply
    • Amanda

      Yes it is nice to see a free scheduler out there. especially when you are starting out.

      May 25, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply

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