Social media increases brand visibility, which is why every business needs to be on one or more social media platforms. However, before taking this step, a business needs to ensure certain things are in place. Doing so allows the company to get the most from this marketing avenue. The following things should be addressed before any content is posted. 

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Promote the Page

Any business may have an Instagram page. However, this page won’t be of much help unless people can find it. Just as the owner must advertise the business, they must market the Instagram page. Doing so isn’t as hard as many people imagine. 

The easiest way to promote the Instagram page is to share a link to the page on the company’s website. Companies who do so find the link increases their brand reach and awareness. In addition, the link increases the number of subscribers and followers the company has. This step takes little time and effort on the part of the company, yet comes with a significant return on investment. 

Sponsored posts serve as another way to get the page before the target audience. Many people assume the ads are designed to sell certain products, but nothing is further from the truth. When a viewer sees a sponsored post, they may wish to learn more. When doing so, they could become a loyal follower of the brand that purchased the sponsored post. 

Promoting the page through organic methods remains the best way to bring in long-term followers. However, many companies today choose to buy Instagram followers through a reputable source. Buying followers ensures the site gets before members of the target audience. They may become long-term followers of the page.

These followers will often recommend the page to family and friends who might be interested in the offerings of the business, as well. A company can gain many followers using this method. Be prepared to promote the page before putting up the first post. 

Choose a Content Creator

One person needs to be in charge of posting on Instagram. This individual should have experience with running an Instagram page and know how to use the different tools and features. Furthermore, they need to know the target audience and what it finds appealing. The goal is to present the brand in a favorable light and generate interest in the business and its offerings. 

Their work goes beyond this, however. They must monitor the social media platform and respond to comments and inquiries in a timely manner. The content creator must keep up with industry trends and show they are knowledgeable about the latest products and services. With this information, they then create content that will grab a reader and draw them in. 

This content must represent the company and its products or services. Every post needs to achieve business goals and align with the company’s vision. Furthermore, this individual reviews metrics to ensure the stated goals are being met. One person needs to handle these tasks to ensure the Instagram strategy put into place is working. When it is effective, the site will gain more followers. 

Create Partnerships

Every business should look for other organizations to partner with. Doing so will provide benefits for both partners. For instance, when two brands partner with one another, it tells a consumer both brands can be trusted. They may be familiar with one, but not the other. After seeing this partnership, they then decide to follow the unfamiliar brand on Instagram and other social media platforms. 

When brands partner, consumers see this as adding intrinsic value to a product or service. Two stakeholders offer more than one, and the consumer recognizes this. They see each party in this agreement brings something different to the transaction, which provides them with more value. 

A partnership between two brands generates interest in both brands. People want to know why they are working together and what they are offering that is different from the normal products and services. If the item is new and unique, they may introduce other people to the two brands so they can check it out. In addition, the partnership provides an opportunity for new media, which is always good for a business. A business just joining Instagram should work with a partner to get increased exposure right out of the gate. 

These serve as only three of the many ways in which a brand can begin growing its following. Other methods that may be used include running contests, using Instagram Live, and bringing in outside contributors. Every business needs a following on Instagram to make the most of this social media platform. Implement one of these techniques today and monitor the increase in followers. Once the technique has been mastered, move on to the next. With time and effort, every business will see its followers increase, which leads to an increase in sales and revenue. Every business owner appreciates this.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.