Go back to PART 12. STORIES


Last, but not least, you've got to promote your Instagram account on all the other online tools you have. Let the world hear you! 


81. Share your IG profile through your other social media

Link your Instagram with your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Google+ or wherever you are active.


82. Use social buttons on your websites/blogs

Every CMS system as a way to get your social buttons up. If you can't find it yourself or on the forums and online communities, ask the customer service desk. Your website can't do without a little self promotion!


83. Embed an Instagram slider on your website/blog

Even better! Check out mine ------>


84. Promote your Instagram in an email

If you have an email database, place your Instagram account in the footer of your email template. Or even better, use the entire email template to promote your Instagram account.


85. Offline Marketing

Promote your Instagram profile on your business cards, flyers in the shop or other marketing materials you’ve got.


86. Email signature

Of course you already have your IG link in your signature! Right? 


87. Share your best Instagram pictures on other social media

Think of a top 5 of this month’s best pictures, but share it on your Facebook page. Would make a great collage!


88. Place an Instagram tab on your FB page

Super easy! Check out your Facebook page settings, you'll find it there. 


89. Tell the world why they should follow you on IG

Tell them about special giveaways only available for IG followers, or behind the scenes pictures which are never shown before.


90. Follow your own friends

If you’re not doing this from day one, do it now!


91. Connect your Instagram account with your contact list.

No explanation needed right? 


92. Join a POD

A POD is a group of like-minded Instagrammers that will like and comment ALL new pictures of everyone in that group. Most of the time they have the same interests / niche so creating original comments isn’t taking too much time. Such a POD consists mostly between 10 and 20 people.

Why? The Instagram Algorithm loves pictures that get a lot of interactions, the faster the better. 


Ok, one last one then:


93. Stay true to yourself

Despite of everything you have read in this (long) guide, rule number one is that you stay true to yourself. I'm not your guru, you know best who you are.

If you are pretending to be someone else, people will notice it. And in the end, you will not be happy either. Do what you like and love the most, that is the only way to have a sustainable relationship with Instagram and get the most fun out of it! 

Do you have any questions or do you have anything to add? Let me know in the comments or contact me directly. Ready to help you out!

I develop content for and manage social media pages to help organizations and entrepreneurs grow and engage with their audience while they get to relax or focus on other parts of their business.