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!