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Instagram For Beginners by Sue B. Zimmerman

 Are you a beginner on Instagram who wants to create a dynamite strategy, but not sure where to start? 

Not to worry because I have a library of tactical, easy-to-follow Instagram tips for beginners. Here are my top six Instagram tips for creating a dynamite Instagram strategy. 

#1 How to Understand Instagram Icons

Before you start tapping through Instagram, you need to understand all of the icons so you can use the app properly. These Instagram tips aren’t just for beginners, even seasoned pros might need a refresher. 

Whether it’s the home button, search function, or how to set up your Instagram profile, this YouTube video breaks it all down. 


Sue B Zimmerman's Instagram feed


Keep in mind that Instagram is always making updates to the app. That’s why it’s important to stay in-the-know about the latest updates. Whatever your business goals, make sure you’re working smarter (not just harder) within the Instagram. 

#2 What to Post on Instagram for Business

If you want to grow your business on Instagram, knowing what to post is important. I get it … between the Instagram feed, Stories, and Live it can seem like an overwhelming amount of content creation for beginners on Instagram. 

That’s why this YouTube video explains the top posts you need to share to attract your ideal Instagram customers. 


Spotlight posts are a great way to build community.


Do you catch yourself posting and dashing on Instagram? Well, not anymore! This info will help you make the most of every single Instagram post. 

#3 How to Use Instagram Hashtags

How many times have you caught yourself picking random hashtags? Or worse, not using any hashtags at all? 

Bottom line: hashtags should never be an afterthought. In fact, they can be the key to growing your Instagram reach. This YouTube video will help you implement an #InstaAwesome strategy.


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Even the best hashtags won’t help you reach your ideal audiences if they’re off-brand. Your potential followers are out there just waiting to discover your amazing content. 

#4 Strategies to Repurpose Your Instagram Content

A solid Instagram post or Story will make people stop in their scroll. But even if you have amazing content, you don’t have to limit yourself to sharing it one time. In fact, you can save a ton of time by repurposing your content. 

That’s why I created this YouTube video that tells you the four ways you can repurpose your Instagram content. 


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The old adage that time is money is true, especially for small business owners. These strategies will help you share in an engaging way, without feeling like you’re cutting corners. 

#5 A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started on Instagram in 2019

If you want to create maximum impact on Instagram, you need a profile that reflects your brand’s values from top to bottom. It’s all about knowing how to brand and market yourself on Instagram. 

Stuck on where to start? This YouTube video will help you create a strong foundation to build brand awareness and gain more followers, including how to use my favorite tool Planoly


Planoly’s interface maps out Instagram content and potential posts.


Instagram is getting more crowded, so it’s really important that you think strategically about your Instagram marketing strategy. If you want to drive results, you need to know the basics. 

#6 How to Use Instagram Stickers

Instagram stickers are an engaging, easy way to spice up your Instagram content. But they’re also really useful for businesses and brands trying to grow their following on Instagram. 

Not sure where to find Instagram stickers? Here’s how in two easy steps: 

  • First, tap on the sticker icon 

A white arrow points to the Instagram stickers icon.


  • Then, you can pick from an array of sticker options 

The Instagram Stickers options menu


Learn How to Format Your Instagram Posts

Have you ever seen a great Instagram photo, only to lose interest when the caption is jumbled or hard to read? That’s why you need a well formatted Instagram caption. Make sure you grab my FREE Copy & Paste download now. It will help you create beautifully spaced Instagram captions right now.  



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