8 FABULOUS INSTAGRAM TRICKS TO KICKSTART YOUR ACCOUNT
Having a few Instagram tricks up your sleeve is always a great idea. If you’re just getting started with Instagram in 2018, we have a bunch of cool things to show you that will help give your account a kickstart.
We’ve picked up these Instagram tricks over the years. Having grown our Instagram following from 0 to 17k strong (and growing!) here’s a list of tried and tested ways to help gain momentum.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #1: ADD INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS WITHOUT UPLOADING TO YOUR STORY
After you’ve signed up for Instagram, chosen an awesome username and added in a bio description the next thing you need to do is set up some cool Instagram Highlight covers.
Most people go to add their highlight covers by uploading the graphics to their Instagram Stories directly. At the end of the day, it just ends up being 4 or more Instagram Stories posts that are plain old boring!
A really handy Instagram trick to try is uploading your Instagram Highlight graphics to your Stories. Instead of ‘sharing to story’ choose ‘share to close friends’.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #2: ADD NEON EMOJIS TO YOUR INSTAGRAM STORIES
Well, take that love a step further and kickstart your account with this cool Instagram trick!
INSTAGRAM TRICK #3: GET VERIFIED ON INSTAGRAM
When setting up your Instagram account it is definitely worthwhile knowing the steps that you will need to take if you want to get verified in the future.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #4: ADD LINE BREAKS TO YOUR CAPTIONS
If you want to write engaging, interesting captions one of the first steps to success is making sure that you have easy-to-read captions.
By adding line breaks or spaces in between sentences/paragraphs within a caption it’ll make your post easier to read and it’ll also make it look like your caption is shorter than it is.
When someone is scrolling through Instagram and spots a big chunk of text in your caption, it can be really discouraging!
Click here to discover how you can easily add line breaks to your captions (trust us, it’s SO EASY it is crazy).
INSTAGRAM TRICK #5: ADD INVISIBLE HASHTAGS TO YOUR STORIES
If you want to increase your Instagram Stories reach like a pro, this is the Instagram hack for you.
Using the eyedrop tool in Instagram Stories, you can change the colour of your hashtags (text) to be the same as something in the background of the photo or video you’re uploading.
Your hashtags will still work, but, when others are viewing your stories they won’t even know that they are there.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #6: CREATE VIRAL CONTENT
This Instagram trick is quite simple.
First, you need to find posts that have done well and went viral in the past. You can use ViralFindr or any other similar tool and search content by hashtags or usernames. Most Instagram analytics tools also give you good ideas on trending content.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #7: INSTANTLY CROP INSTAGRAM STORIES VIDEOS
On Instagram Stories you need to share videos that are 15 seconds in length.
It can get really annoying. Especially when you are trying to crop videos manually for stories. Or worse, trying to talk and stop… talk and stop… talk and stop…. UGH!
Instead of doing that, use this Instagram trick. Easily and quickly crop Instagram Stories videos into 15-second snippets that you can upload one after the other.
The trick? Download the CutStory app. It’s a lifesaver.
And if you want to schedule your Instagram Stories once they’re perfectly edited? Download the Plann app to start scheduling Stories.
INSTAGRAM TRICK #8: CUSTOMIZE THE COLORS IN YOUR STORIES
If you want to customise the colours in your Instagram Stories, we so have the Instagram trick for you!
You can use the eyedrop tool to customise the colours of your text backgrounds, pens and other drawing tools in the Stories dashboard.
So will you be trying any of these Instagram Tricks?
Phew! Now that you’ve got all these Instagram tricks under your belt, you’ll be unstoppable on the ‘gram.
Have a flipp’n awesome day. Don’t forget, if you want to grow your Instagram account like a pro, download Plann and give it a whirl today.
Working remotely from Brisbane, Australia, Mackayla is part of the Plann Marketing team.
Originally from New Zealand, Mackayla has lived in Sunny Queensland for 10 years now. She has been hosting Instagram Marketing Workshops for Small Businesses in the Fashion and Beauty industry.
Follow @mackaylapaul on Instagram to see more of Mackayla’s work!