For business owners, that's not horrible because chances are you'll always have your phone logged in as your business. However for a service provider, it means lots of logging in and out, emailing photos to your phone, and missing out on opportunities because it's hard to monitor closely.
UNTIL NOW! I finally found a program that works to post photos from the computer. This means so many things, but here are my top four reasons I am in pure JOY over this discovery:
- Upload high quality images from your camera in less steps (no need to send to your phone)
- Easier typing of photo caption (again from a regular keyboard vs the phone typing)
- Scheduling in advance so you can relax and know your IG content is taken care of
- Easier teamwork, meaning I can share the upcoming posts with clients for approval or so they know when to expect posts and don't post at the same time
You can sign up for a free trial here and please let me know how it goes for you! The service does have a cost, but it's nothing compared to the value of the freedom and ease it will give you to manage your account.
I have also found a new tool that helps you track hashtags, topics, leads, and geo target on Instagram (and other social sites), again NOT something easy to do until now. I will write more about it soon so stay tuned. If you're antsy to dive into that program though, click here to try it out. I am still getting used to it, but I think it has more potential than any of the other scheduling and tracking tools out there right now.
|How to find your business' photos|
In fact, it's one of the best places to get user-generated content. Don't have time to take photos or don't know what to post? Users posting beautiful photos of your food is the perfect thing to re-gram and it practically does all the work for you. If you are trying to find all the photos of your business, try first looking up the hashtag of your business name, and from there, search until you find a person who also "checked in" at your location. You can then click on the hotlink location and see all photos that are associated with your business via the check in feature.