5 Years ago, no one could ever believe that Instagram will be this hot right now. It’s fascination how Instagram have grown within few years. It’s now regarded as the king of engagement and your business should leverage on that.

Creating an Instagram is simple, simpler than counting one to hundred. But where the difficulty lies is in getting a good number of followers. One of the tricks I have always recommended to get more followers is to post regularly.

The problem with this method is that not every time you will be inspired to post. Most time you will find yourself blank without any ideas. So today, am going to make it up to you. This post will give you some inspiration on what to post.

Below are some effective ideas for your next Instagram posts:

1. Selfie

Instagram is king of selfie; in fact it’s hard to see 20 Instagram posts without 7 of them being selfie.

It doesn’t matter if you are a brand, your fans can always be inspired by seeing the other side of you. Don’t be afraid to take a selfie and share with your Instagram community… Just make it look good.

2. Quotes

I love quotes; they are the next best thing when you are out of idea. In fact, quotes get lots of engagement on Instagram. Do a little Google search with the keyword “powerful quotes for the day” and you will get lots of quotes that you can use to get reactions from your fans.

Pick the best one and share with your fans, remember to attach the hashtag #quote

3. Post Photo of Those Using Your Products

This is for business owners. Posting photos of those using your products is a powerful way to tell your company’s success story. It speaks volume of your product. It’s a form of encouragement and advertisement at same time.

4. Behind-the-scenes Photos

Don’t be afraid to share what is happening behind the scene with your followers – more and more business are doing the same on Instagram every day.

Sharing what is going on behind the scene provides an authentic voice for your brand. Ensure you add your industry best hashtag, e.g. #fashion

5. Videos

Instagram allows you to post a short video of 15 seconds; this is enough time to show your followers a short flick of your company. You can as well share a short comedy with the video to get your fans laughing.

6. Memes

If you don’t want your Instagram account to be boring, ensure you sprinkle it with few memes. Memes are fun and may get you some followers. You can even use your business product to create a meme.

7. Throwback Thursday or #TBT

One trend on Instagram is to share a photo from the past on Thursdays. You can share your personal photo from high school or college. You can as well share photo of your staff from last year Christmas party and hashtag it #tbt

8. Funny Photos

Everyone like funny photo! When you lack idea of what to post on Instagram, post a funny photo, if you don’t have one, use Google to discover lots of funny photos you can choose from.

Using funny photos on your Instagram will portray your brand as a company with sense of humor. You will make someone laugh when you post a funny photo, and in the process get a few likes, comments and followers.

9. Daily Life

What is it that captured your attention as you were driving to work? Share it with your followers; find a proper caption for it and you will get your followers to see it from your perspective.

10. Different Post for Different Day

Instagram is for sophisticated people. Share with your fans different post each day. Spice things up and get your fans begging for more.

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