Instagram has been around for over a decade. The platform has certainly developed over time - initially just a place to upload photos, it was bought by Facebook two years after its inception in 2012, and now hosts videos, reels, stories, and more. Even if you don't consider it one of your main platforms for content, a lot of you have probably at least used it before - it's a great place to promote content made elsewhere, and for the right creator, it can be very rewarding in itself.
So, in the latest of our platform breakdown bounties, we want to put Instagram under the microscope. How does it work? What content works there and what doesn't? What features and analytics does it offer? How have you used it successfully, whether to promote other channels, build a brand, or create content directly? How do you make your Instagram page look good and entice viewers? How do hashtags work? Any and all tips for success on Instagram or insights into what makes it tick are welcome.
We're offering a mix of reward thresholds for this one. If you've got a quick tip of just a couple of sentences or up to a minute of video, you're in line for $3, but if you'd like to write a longer post breaking down several of the inner workings of Instagram (at least 200 words or three minutes of video), that'll make you eligible for an $8 reward. Whichever you go for, keep it high-quality - we're after helpful, actionable tips!