How to Improve Your Instagram in 60 Seconds

Hello my fellow musicians!

Super quick post this Thursday because I'm hard at work on launching a new website for you. Want to get discovered? This site is going to get you there. Struggling to make money at your music? Recording songs and uploading them to Spotify and still can't afford to buy a Starbucks? I know. I see the struggle. And I get it.

I'm going to help you get results in your music.

Get excited because it's gonna be awesome. But more on that later.

As a continuation of our discussion on Instagram, I wanted to talk about how you can improve your Instagram in less than 60 seconds.

Don't believe me?

Hashtags are one of the quickest and easiest ways to up your IG game when used properly. Hashtags need to be a few things:

  1. Use hashtags that have a lower post count. Aim for under 100,000 posts on the topic. Under 10,000 is even better. This targeted niche marketing ensures that the people you want most to see your post, will see it because of the highly specific nature of the hashtags.

  2. Instagram lets you use up to 30 hashtags on each post. So why only use one or two?! Go ahead and use as many as you want to get your post in front of as many people as possible.

  3. In my own research, it really doesn't matter if you add them to the bottom of your caption or place them separate in a comment. So go with what your aesthetic preference.

Finally, let's talk about which hashtags you need to use. As a musician, you know that you want to tag your stuff so that other musicians and fans can find it. But we know that using #music won't work so well with around 237,000,000 posts tagged that way.

This is where sites like All Hashtag are amazing. You type in a tag you are sure you want to use, and it generates not only the top 30 tags surrounding it, but also returns similar hashtags and similar keywords. This way you can really hone in on what you are using.

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And it's that easy! Use these quick tips to improve your hashtags which in turn will help you get more reach, impressions, and hopefully likes and comments on your things.

Now it's your turn. What is the best quick Instagram tip that you use that could help other musicians? Let us know in the comments below!

See you all next week. Until then, rock on!