How to add a logo onto an Instagram post

When I post on Instagram, with all my accounts I post a logo. 
As it is possible for members to re-post other peoples’ articles at least the post has my logo on.

From my Instagram viewers, I have had a lot of questions as to how I manage to post my logo on a photo.

Fortunately,it is very easy.

Firstly there is a logo.
If you already have one,that’s fine, but if not you can either design it yourself (if you have the skills), or you can have one designed on

Secondly you need a photo, and fortunately there are a number of sites where you can find high quality photos.
The main sites I use are :

Thirdly you need to put the logo onto the photo.

In order to do this I use

I have made a short video showing how to do this.

If you have any questions,please let me know.

How to check an Instagram account

When you have an Instagram account there are a number of ways of growing your followers. 
One popular way is to advertise on a large account in your niche.

For example,if the account has 500,000 followers then each post will normally attract a lot of interest.
The engagement is measured by likes and comments.

Your post will be on the account for a time determined between you and the seller.
By advertising ,your post will attract interest and hopefully result in extra followers and/or extra business.

There are a number of ways of finding these accounts.
One way is to look at accounts in your niche and if they are advertising, that will be outlined in their bio.

Sometimes you will be approched by accounts who will offer their services.

However the account is found,it is necessary to look beneath the service.

Just because the account has a large number of followers doesn’t mean that it is good for advertising.
There are a number of things to consider :

The engagement on each post.This can easily be found by hovering the cursor over the post.
You will see the number of likes and the number of comments.

We must also check that the the number of followers is growing consistently, i.e. by a similar amount every day.
Also the number of following.
If there are wild fluctuations in these numbers the account is probably using a bot to follow/unfollow.

Instagram is not in favour of this approach and it also means the followers are probably worthless.

Fortunately there is a site call socialblade which allows you to check these numbers.

Please watch the video below and let me know if you have any questions.

How to add hashtags in Instagram

In Instagram,hashtags are very important. 
In the same way that keywords and keyword phrases are how your site is found in the search engines, hashtags are how your posts are found in Instagram.

The explore page is where you want your posts to appear.
On this page,there are 9 posts for each hashtag.

In the video,I outline the best hashtags to use.
For example, if you are involved in the motivation niche there are over
132 million posts. If you have a new account,there is very little chance of appearing on the
Explore page. As you have up to 30 hashtags,that is a waste of one hashtag.

Please watch the video on how I suggest you use hashtags.
if you have any questions,please let me know.

Why Instagram ?

For some time, I have been using Instagram and I would like to outline the reasons for using Instagram. 

Although Instagram was only formed in 2010, it has created quite an impact, so much so that it was acquired in 2012 by Facebook for 1 billion dollars. Here are 7 reasons why you should consider using Instagram:


1 Popularity– if you are going to invest time you want to make sure that the platform is popular. This is certainly true of Instagram which has 500 million active daily users and 700 million active monthly users.

2 Visual-you have heard the term “A picture paints a thousand words”. As that is the case Instagram does well because it is all about photos and videos.

3 Easy to use-whenever you are out I’m sure you have seen the number of people using their mobile phones. Instagram takes advantage of this trend as it was developed as a mobile application. It is so easy to take a photo or video and post it onto Instagram instantly.

4 Social-you can display your photos, and you can like a photo as well as make a comment. You can follow other accounts so you can keep up to date on their activities, and other accounts can follow you.

5 Engaging platform-according to Forrester Research, Instagram generates 120 times more followers than twitter. This is important as your followers are your potential customers.

6 Average selling price- according to an e-commerce report, the average selling price on Instagram is $64, compared to $55 on Facebook and $46 on twitter.

7 Potential to make money-56% of Instagram users make $50,000 or more per annum. As you can see, there is good money-making potential.

Hopefully, you can see the potential of Instagram.

I will be making more posts on Instagram,due to the interest.






Social media trends for 2018

We are all aware how quickly things change in the social media arena.

Here are some trends for this coming year:


Undoubtedly Instagram has grown significantly and within that ,Instagram Stories is really growing.

Daily viewers of Instagram Stories surpassed daily SnapChat viewers just one year after launch, and the growth isn’t stopping.

Instagram Stories was the biggest single change in the Instagram space, and its marketing implications are huge.

A huge deal with Instagram Stories is this: accounts with over 10,000 followers can now add a link within the feature. Considering the fact that the only other place you can put a link on Instagram is just the one buried on your profile page, this is a huge deal, as it multiplies buying or inquiry opportunities by orders of magnitude.

Instagram Stories in particular will be relevant from a marketing perspective because, compared to other transitory video platforms, Instagram metrics are eminently trackable.


There is likely to be a lot more live streaming this year, and the people who do it well will be fully with the times and accelerating. Its prevalence will increase because it works.

Live streaming is a medium of social technology that’s uniquely positioned to take advantage of hardware improvements for the next several years. The resolution of an image the size of a phone screen can only get so good before you have to zoom in to see a difference.


Twitter has fallen behind the other major platforms.

It needs to make some major changes as it’s growth is the slowest of all the major social media platforms.


Facebook is at the centre with Facebook Spaces, but there are other technologies.

As in all such markets, some of these will succeed while others fall by the wayside.


The major players are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat.

This is no longer a small market as messaging apps are used by over 4 billion users worldwide.


It is believed that this will be the year for AR.

A few years ago, Google came out with a pair of glasses—Google Glass—that promised to bring augmented reality (AR) to the mainstream and change how we live and interact with each other. Unfortunately, it was not successful.

However, a number of companies including Facebook, Google and Snap are entering the arena.

After a handful of highly successful AR apps, rising sales of VR headsets, and greater technological sophistication (including faster internet speeds and better visual rendering), 2018 could finally be the year that AR takes off.


In the social media arena there are a number of established suppliers like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Then there are newer players like Instagram and SnapChat.

It is difficult to predict the winners and losers, but part of the success will depend on the suppliers’ abilities to adjust to current trends, as well as how they adapt to future trends.

It will be interesting to see who has won and who has lost at the end of 2018.