Instagram is one of the hottest social networks right now. It’s visual, it’s quick, it’s mobile and it’s pretty simple to use. If you’re running an e-commerce store, you really can’t ignore Instagram. Instagram is an image sharing site, much like a mix between Pinterest and Snapchat. Since it was acquired by Facebook, it has grown to have a massive number of user and is still growing.
- 700 Million+ people worldwide use Instagram every single month. (150 Million on Pinterest)
- 400 Million+ people worldwide use Instagram every day.
- 80 Percent of Instagrammers follow a business on Instagram.
But Instagram can be limiting to a business owner due to the fact that it is a smart phone-only app. You can consume content on your laptop, but you must use your phone to sharing. If you are taking photos with your phone and sharing those photos with your friends, you are using the app exactly as it was intended to be used. But if you want to add text to your images, run them through PhotoShop, and do other types of editing, using Instagram becomes messy at best. One way around this is to edit your photos on your computer, then email them to yourself and save the attachment. Try this instead:
Download and install “BlueStacks” on your computer. BlueStacks is an Android emulator. Once it is running, go to the “Play Store” and install Instagram.
Now you can open and run Instagram on your laptop, and you can post files directly from your computer. Problem solved!
There are several reasons why Instagram is important to your online business. Perhaps the most important is […]