Ready to learn five Instagram story ideas that you can post every single week without feeling repetitive? Today’s video is all about how to create consistent ideas so you can post online regularly, all without feeling like you’re just doing the same thing over and over again. Let’s get started!
#1: Weekly Q&A
Pretty recently, I implemented the idea of a weekly Q & A with my audience. As my audience has grown, it’s become easier and even more fun to do on a consistent basis. This is a great way to not only engage with my audience but also understand what they’re looking for from me. That allows me to build better content for them – as well as developing a true community. A regular Q & A helps your audience feel more connected and get used to talking to me about what’s going on. Personally, I love following other creators who do this and I felt like I got to know them better, so it’s been a lot of fun to add to my strategy!
#2: Link to other pieces of content
The second idea is to link to your other content on different platforms, like Tik Tok, YouTube, a podcast or your blog. I’m all about diversifying your content and regularly creating long form content (like your blog or YouTube) for your brand. Repurpose the work you’re doing on other platforms and link it on Instagram. For example, I upload my videos to YouTube but don’t share clips of the video on Instagram. Instead, I add it to my stories and let my audience know that I’ve got a new video out. Be mindful of how often you do this, because Instagram wants to keep users on the app but doing it once a week or so won’t hurt! This is a great way to both show up with stories regularly and share that other content.
#3: Share a BTS of you working in your brand/business
There’s a ton of ways that you can show behind the scenes footage, but people LOVE this. It really depends on what kind of work you do, but think about what people might want to see. If you have a shop, show the packing process. Or if you’re making content, record yourself making it. People really love the raw and real journey of how you do what you do. Time-lapses are my favorite way to show BTS footage. It’s quick and keeps people’s attention while still showing them what’s going on behind the scenes! (PS. You could also use time lapse in an Instagram Reel, too!).
#4: Link to your free email list downloads
Next is to link to your free downloads for your email list. I’m a huge fan of making sure we use Instagram to grow our business. It needs to be sustainable and is a positive source of revenue. One way to do that is to share about my free offerings. The main goal of them getting that freebie is to get them on my email list where I can share and sell my offers.This helps me to build my list and my future customers through my email funnels. Again, once a week is a great time to share these freebies!
#5: Share a screenshot of a testimonial/review/DM you received
The last idea is to share a testimonial or review – or even just a message – that you’ve received from someone who loves what you do. This can look super different for each type of business but showing that social proof is a great way to both build your brand and demonstrate that you’re doing something beneficial to your audience. It’s an easy way to build your credibility!
There you go – five easy ideas to share on your Instagram stories so that you can post regularly in a way that’s beneficial for your brand and business online!
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