Turn Your Instagram Posts Into Insta-Bam Posts!

Turn your Instagram posts into Insta-Bam posts!

If you live on the planet, you probably love Instagram. I do aaand I love it when I find out better ways to use this little marketing gem. So, while posting to my instagram this week, I thought “I need to share this!” So here we are!

These 2 little tips make all the difference.

1. Create Paragraph Spacing

Break up loooong text with paragraphs. It makes things MUCH easier to read. There are 3 tiny rules to follow to make this work:

  • Don’t add any cute emojis before or after your paragraphs. If you want to add them, only add to the end of all of your text or within a paragraph.
  • Don’t type your text in Instagram. What I do is type my copy in an email and save as a draft. Another great place to do this is in your phone’s text editor. If you type in Instagram and try to add paragraph spacing, once you hit “Share” it will auto change back to zero spacing and everything will be all crammed together.
  • No spacing in between your sentences. This one is actually the most important! Here’s what I’m talking about. When I created this post, I typed up my copy in an email and from my phone, I copied it to paste into Instagram. See the paragraph spacing I made?

    Well, when I pasted it in, it didn’t work. It looked like this instead, with only 1 paragraph at the bottom. So, I had to edit it.

    To edit a post, click on the three the little circles to the right and below your photo, then click Edit. From Edit mode, copy your text and paste it into your phone’s text editor.

    Here, move your cursor to where you want the paragraph break. See the space after the sentence ending in “…score!” and before the sentence starting with “If…”? Delete that space so it looks like this instead: “…score!If…” Now, hit the “return” key twice to make a new paragraph. Rinse and repeat.

    Once done, copy and paste it back into your Instagram post and click “Done”. My edited post is perfect now!

 

2. Make Clicking Easy

This is another one I ♥. Instead of telling people “Just click the link in my profile.” to send them to your landing page or lovely product you’ve just put on sale, add your Instagram handle like this:

Yes, they still have to click the link in your profile, but you have just made it a tiny bit easier for them to get there. Nicey nice!

Hope these little tips help you turn your posts in to Insta-bam posts!

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Happy Instagramming!

– Janet
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  • Nesha August 6, 2015, 12:28 pm

    I love this post! I really needed this. I kept having the problem where there were no paragraphs in my text and it looked pretty ugly. Thanks for sharing your tips!

    • Janet August 6, 2015, 4:17 pm

      Glad I could help! 🙂

  • Angela August 6, 2015, 12:47 pm

    Okay, now these are some tips I NEEDED! I was always wondering how to get paragraph spacing in Instagram and the links, they are always a struggle! Thanks for sharing this actionable advice!

  • Hailey August 6, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Great post! love how you’ve broken it down and even shared some screen-grabs!

    • Janet August 6, 2015, 4:19 pm

      Thank you, I’m a visual person (who isn’t?), glad it help and thanks for sharing!

  • Ani August 6, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Thank you for these helpful tips, especially #3. Two months into Instagram and still learning a lot!

    • Janet August 6, 2015, 4:20 pm

      You’re welcome Ani!

  • Katie Allred August 6, 2015, 3:28 pm

    These are some great tips. Never thought of re-churning my content for a guest post!

    • Janet August 9, 2015, 2:53 pm

      🙂 Thanks for checking it out Katie!

  • Alex Broderick-Forster August 6, 2015, 3:42 pm

    First and foremost– I love the styling of your site and blog posts. Definitely encouraging me to revamp a bit.

    Second– excellent suggestions. I’m looking back through Instagram posts that I’ve liked, and notice a trend that perfectly follows what you’re suggesting here.

    I’d love to see a followup post from you on hashtag or engagement strategies/tips.

    • Janet August 6, 2015, 4:21 pm

      What a nice complement, thank you Alex! I’m adding your suggestion to my future blog post lists, great idea!

  • Nat, Website Superhero August 6, 2015, 4:41 pm

    These are great. I’ve been struggling with the paragraph spacing since the beginning, yo! Thank you 🙂

    • Janet August 6, 2015, 5:00 pm

      🙂 Thanks for checking it out Nat!

  • Megan August 7, 2015, 3:50 pm

    DOUBLE paragraph spacing!! That’s why sometimes my paragraphs work and sometimes they don’t! I knew about typing in a different document, but I didn’t know that double spacing was bad! Ahhh! Why Instagram, why??

    • Janet August 7, 2015, 4:13 pm

      I know aggravating huh?! Now you can run off skipping with iphone in hand and your new IG skillz! 🙂

  • Sara Kanwal August 8, 2015, 12:13 am

    Love the tip on “click this” 🙂 So easy and seamless process. Thank you for this post.

    • Janet August 9, 2015, 2:55 pm

      Me too! Makes it so easy. Glad you liked it Sara!

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