3 Hacks On How To Be Consistent On Instagram

As you probably have heard before consistency is a must if you’re trying to build a community on Instagram, but it’s HARD.

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If like me you have an online business or are trying to grow a community and following Instagram is one of the best apps to make that happen. However like anything else in life, in order to see results from it, you need to be consistent. Both in posting regularly on the app and engaging with other users. Here’s how I do it.

I have gone through many phases in my online journey and one of them was just being able to get myself to post. After much trial and error and inconsistency, I figured out that the best way for me be consistent was to create a routine around Instagram. And I know, we make hundreds of excuses on why we don’t have time for this but it’s an easy shift that you can make and if you want, really stick with it.

Once a month I sit down and write my content calendar. I take the main ideas I have for the upcoming month and maybe some ideas that were left behind from the previous month and I decide what topics I want to cover. The next days I actually sit down and batch create that content so that by the time it’s supposed to be posted, it’s ready to go. In order to not make the content look batched and to spice it up on the feed, outfit changes while I’m especially filming or taking photos is key.

The moral of the story here is: find a routine that suits you and your schedule and make it fit your life and not the other way around.

Now I have been that person that goes on and off of using third-party apps to schedule my content however if you’re having issues being consistent posting this can really help you. I’ve used Later before for this and it allows you to upload all the content you have created into the calendar and it will automatically post for you on a specific date and time that you choose so that you can free up your own life and not worry about having to be on the platform at a specific time.

From what I know Later now auto-posts carrousel posts on Instagram as well as regular posts it doesn’t however auto-post reels but in this case, you can have Later send you a notification for you to then login and post it yourself. Maybe in the near future, they’ll figure out how to auto-post reels but until then we manage this way.

Third-party apps may post things for us but they don’t auto-engage on other users’ posts and if you figured anything out about social media in general is that like the word says, you need to engage with other people’s content to see any engagement on your own posts. Now if like me you can get caught up with time, I’ve noticed that if I put a memo on my phone to remind me to engage on Instagram I end up doing it rather than just ghosting my followers once I’ve posted.

Besides engaging with other people’s content it’s important that you respond to any engagement that you have had on your posts. People love it when they see that you have acknowledged their comment or like and if you’re even daring enough to shoot them a DM thanking them for their support you’ll see a vast improvement on your account.

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Ashley Tavares

World traveler, almost 30 millennial, writing about being a digital nomad, online business, travel, and personal development.