After subscribing for a new Instagram profile, so much work lies ahead of you. That is to say that you wish to make a success of using this highly recommended platform in the shortest space of time. As you know, time is money. And when it comes to Instagram activity these days, time never seems to stand still. Initially, you may be feeling a little pressure to make headway. Perhaps you are daunted by the prospect. You needn’t be. All you need is a strong focus in the right direction. Prioritize work that comes closest to those things most important to you.
And then align these collected priorities alongside the way in which Instagram is designed to work in your favor. Platform and profile building work can, for the time being, be focused on making an early visual impact. Instagram has been designed with that purpose in mind. The only writing work you need concern yourself with is the writing of relevant captions that are direct in its descriptive narrative and in context with the platform’s overriding theme and those encapsulated in your photographs.
The yardstick on how well your photos are being received by the viewing public will be measured by the tailored likes for Instagram photos. You can prompt your viewers into such a response. Clearly, a state in your caption that this is what you would like to achieve going forward. Also, give them a brief taste of what is coming next. You can leave them with such a short note in your caption or you can give them just one ‘coming soon’ picture. At this stage, you would have prepared a batch of pictures for your next series of posts.
But while time is of the essence, you will ideally still be setting aside some time for editing work. You may have created something truly wonderful and artistic but it hardly matters if many of your viewers cannot really see these images clearly on their own devices or platforms. While it remains ideal that they should, not everybody will be receiving your visual work on an Instagram platform. The basic emphasis should be on publishing images that are bright in colour. Research revealed that people active on Instagram find it easier to engage with you if they receiving vivid impressions from you.
Also, your photos need to evoke emotion. Use a range of human senses from humour to inspiration, love and motivation, to illicit the kind of emotional but positive response you would like to receive. Good and well to receive complimentary likes for a job well done, but for many ambitious Instagram entrepreneurs, it is that distinctive jingle that the cash register, well, registers, that they want to hear. Finally, the editing of your photos is made easier, thanks to the tools that Instagram has provided you with. But a word of caution is still necessary. Do not clutter your platform with too many filters that you won’t be able to use.