Instagram for your Blog or Business? Yes Please.

Instagram is growing in popularity every day. People love to take photos and upload them to share with the world. Wouldn’t it be great if you can put this social media site to use and make some money with it? The best thing is, you can and Instagram is easy to use as an online business to make a decent income. So you want to know how to start this business? Well it is very easy and I will show you how!

Reasons to Choose Instagram for your Business

First, you want to know why this is a great business idea. Let’s look at the facts. There are over 400 million active monthly users. It is really easy to find people who are interested in your specific niche and to present them with material that will catch their eye on the spot! Remember, you have a very short amount of time to attract a potential customer, so this is key when deciding what types of pictures or video to use on your account.

Going along with the massive amount of monthly users, there are more than 75 million people who use Instagram every single day. Of course this number can be much larger on any given day and it can change drastically; as quick as you are done reading this article.

More than 20% of Internet users are now on Instagram. You may think to yourself that is not a really huge number, but when it comes down to it, there are millions upon millions of people who use the Internet daily. There are times when people take breaks at work or, on the weekends when there is nothing else to do they will surf the Internet. Users will likely search for something that has media rather than read something with just words. Pictures and videos are among the most popular type of content that the average person is looking for.

 

One fact, which is good to know about Instagram to get you motivated to start your business, is that more than 77.6 million users use this platform in the United States alone. So are you convinced yet that you should start your business using Instagram? If not, then you might as well not read anymore. If, however, you are even slightly curious, please continue and read more exciting reasons to use this platform for business.

 

Easy or not so easy – You be the Judge

 

Maybe you are thinking it is not that easy to start a business with Instagram. ”With all the thousands of posts that are out there, it might be too crowded for me to get people to find and follow me”. Well, truth be told, it is easier than you might think. So how does one grow their Instagram business after they have their account setup with some pictures ready to go, but not many followers? There are several ways to do this.

 

First, do your research. One thing that attracts people to an image is colors. This is a known fact as many marketers will tell you. I know someone who sat in a seminar for marketing and they were literally blown away by what was said. Did you know that a yellow background with red font actually gets someone’s attention more than other colors used? Of course, this should not be a majority of what your posts look like, but when you want to place an ad on Instagram to attract a potential buyer to your affiliate link and offer, you may want to consider this. And do your research to see what other types of ads work.