Do you know how powerful Instagram is? Most people by now have heard about the little app called Instagram; that has taken the world by storm. It doesn't matter if you are a technology expert, that knows about the latest and greatest apps, or you can barely check your email. We can all agree that someone we know is always on Instagram
If you look around nowadays it's a rare sight if you don't see someone glued to their phone, completely unaware of what's going on around them. It's really interesting how much people use their phone while in the middle of a conversation, sometimes more focused on the phone than the conversation they are having with the person right in front of them. Has this ever happened to you, or maybe you even done this yourself? It's a different world we are living in now; as opposed to 10 - 20 years ago.
Back then smartphones weren't that smart, apps we not as prevalent, and people where not totally mesmerized by their phones, and more importantly, the apps they use on them. Nowadays you can use applications like Instagram to chat with friends whether by tagging them in something you saw, sending them a video message, replying to a story they posted, or even based on seeing something that reminded you of them.
You can also get caught up exploring different cities, watching your favorite actor every day life, or your favorite comedian doing a live steam or some sport highlights from last nights game. None of this existed 15 years ago, back then people would turn to maybe the TV for entertainment but now people are spending more time one their phones than ever before and Instagram is where they are spending most of their time. Whether you own a business or want to build your personal brand... Instagram is definitely one of the platforms you need to utilized, here is why. Did you know on Instagram you get access to over 800 million users every month. Instagram is quickly rising to the top of all social media platforms, and with a whopping 800 million users it has become one of the best platforms with which to reach your targeted audience.
While Twitter has remained at 350 million users for a few years, Instagram has blown past that and will reach 1 billion users within the next year or two. As the old saying goes, "Meet your customers and people where they are." And right now, they are on Instagram, and Instagram, is on their phone making it even more powerful. Take a look around, you can always find someone staring at their phone, and more importantly using Instagram. Instagram makes Networking easier for you. The networking capabilities and extensive reach that Instagram has given us, on a global scale is unmatched. Smart people like yourself know they must take advantage of every opportunity to grow and expand their network. Instagram allows you to connect with people based on their interests, location, hash tags and mutual friends and contacts.
The best part is you can build your network all around the world from your smartphone. Now this actually gives you a good reason for all the time you spend on Instagram. Instagram maximizes your reach and engagement. Instagram has 58 times more reach and follower engagement than Facebook, and an astonishing 120 times more reach than Twitter.
So building your Instagram audience is vital to your success now and even more so in the coming future. If your not building your targeted audience (people who are interested in your business or personal brand) it's almost like not having a cell phone or email for people to contact you. It's like a fisher men not having a fishing pole or net to catch fish, a barber not having clippers to cut hair, we're sure you get the point by now.
Start building your audience today so you can start gaining momentum and exposure fast setting you up for the future with a solid foundation to build on. Instagram is fun and easy to use. For those who are familiar with Instagram, you already know how fun and easy it is to use. Whether you currently have a personal or a business account you probably already understand how powerful Instagram can be. People are able to explore different cities, countries, and continents right from their phone and also see and do live videos for their audience.
You can join someone on a live video, interview style. and the possibilities are endless with new feature being added often. Instagram allows you to basically have your on TV network with out the TV network cost. Even better you are able to get live feed back from your audience with comments and engagement right as you are talking to them, that is more powerful than TV. People love pictures now and always have and always will. For those who have never used Instagram before, it can be an amazing way to connect with people and build a targeted audience that is highly focused. You can build an audience that is local, nationwide, or international depending on your preference; brand, professions, or passion.
There is an old saying, " A picture is worth a thousand words." Start using Instagram today, and let your pictures say thousands of words for you. People have always loved pictures for generations so you know Instagram is going to be here for the long haul. Using Instagram you can create meaningful connections. Most people know by now that Instagram has been growing by leaps and bounds.
Especially in the last several years, now the timing is perfect for you. Everyone knows someone that's always on their phone checking their Instagram, and more importantly Instagram holds people's attention. It has become one of the most powerful platforms that people and businesses can utilize to connect with others. Can you imagine connecting with new people and potential customers everyday simply from using Instagram.
What if you were able to develop a rich, meaningful, connection with your audience. At the same time create and develop your own brand and presence in the minds of people all over the world. Not to mention also to stay up to date with friends and family, Instagram truly allows you to do it all and more. It is important to grow your audience on Instagram, but growing your Instagram yourself is hard with the ever changing algorithm.
It makes it even harder for you to grow your account. You can post content daily and you might not be seeing the type of growth you expected. Most people see anywhere from 200- 2000 new targeted followers per week depending on your account content, service package, and set up. The people attracted to your Instagram will be people that are interested in you, what you do, and your passion.
By Raei Berhanu