Can Instagram be used for small business?

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  1. MichelleAlese

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    Instagram is definitely a great platform for small businesses that offer products. Depending on the audience that you're trying to reach, Instagram will be excellent for posting engaging visuals and short videos. Since your messages will be brief, make sure you create content that is engaging and interactive. Be wary of overusing hashtags and I recommend conducting outreach with additional businesses within the same community.
     
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    I think yes Instagram can be used for a small business as I know, There are some great point in Instagram for doing a good small Business.

    1. Instagram Shoutout - Promotion is need on every social media, As Instagram is good for shoutout & shoutout can give a change to buy money on Instagram. There many Instagram accounts those have huge followers and they offer shoutout for normal peoples to boost their Business.

    2. Buy & Sell Instagram Followers - Another things is also a good point in Instagram. Peoples are selling Instagram Followers, likes, comments & earning money.

    These are the points those tell Instagram can be use for small Business.
     
  3. akiinn

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    As with every case, it strongly depends on the business you're in and the product you offer. Generally speaking, yes, very useful (images create a wider impact than words).
     
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    Nowadays, Instagram has become an essential element of social media marketing for business. In fact, businesses using it saw a 93% growth month-over-month in 2014.
    Whereas personal profiles are all about the basics, with Instagram business profiles users get access to a ton of advanced features, like contact information, Instagram Insights, and promoted posts. One of Instagram’s best business features, Insights is the app’s built-in analytics tool that provides detailed information on who your followers are, when they’re online, and more. You can also see Insights for specific Instagram posts and Stories to see how they performed and how people are engaging with them.
     
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    It's not essential. It depends very much on what you are selling. And if you are a service provider the ROI is very poor.
     
  6. Jacob Hawkins

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    It depend on what type of Business you doing on Instagram, If you are start product based business like shoes, dresses, or watches that will be okay. you can sell your stuff online and make lots of follower for successful business.
     
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    Yes you can use Instagram for business awareness. It is very helpful for showing product and creating awareness about your brand. It's good for marketing point of view.
     
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    I believe that what ever social network you decide to use, whether it be Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc you must use which ever one plays to your strengths. Instagram is great if you are into photography and maybe have a cooking business or blog. Im not saying it can't be used for other purposes. I see a lot of people building their own public figures on Instagram because it allows people to get a glimpse of someone's life through their photos. To answer your question, Instagram can definitely be used for small business.
     
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    Definitely instagram makes help to your business for promotion of your brand undoubtedly. If you go with paid service you can expect 1% of the chance from instagram. I would like to suggest you to try once and see.
     
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    It depends upon your business, if you have services for a city or national level then it is very useful now a days but if you are doing something like a shop etc then it would not help more.
     
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    You certainly can use Instagram for small businesses!

    I see a lot of infuencers providing shoutouts but make sure to check their audience as there are a lot of fake providers in the market.
     
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    Yes, Instagram is a very powerful platform for small business. Instagram also start paid advertisement for the business. You can reach new customers, build brand awareness, give update upcoming service/products. which makes it the perfect platform for marketing your small business.
     
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    Instagram does work well for business both large and small. It even depends on the product.
     
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    Services also can be offered. I do that for my Web & Mobile App Development Business

    Post the services
    Testimonials
    Project starting/ending
    Company portfolio
    Celebration inside the company
    Relationship with client

    Many more to add...
     
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    Yes, use proper information, market segment, #tags, post 3 times a day, make proper strategy that works as per your objective
     
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    Does it work?

    How effective is it compared to other marketing methods?

    PS: I provide a service and have zero social anything and I'm so busy I have to turn away work.
     
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    Indirectly, it works and some of business I got from there only... So i would say that it is smart move to not drop it but use it.
     
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    Or...

    Drop it and use the methods that are more effective. I prefer to use marketing methods that don't need constant attention. I just set them running and wait for the leads.
     
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    Yes, you can because it is more helpful to target your customer through social media. You know very well about your customers means how to reach from more people and connect with them.

    And there is no specific rule in digital marketing which you have to follow, it depends on your analysis and the way of marketing.
     

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