Instagram and Flickr: Photo sharing has become a viable business promotional technique that many online entrepreneurs are taking advantage of to promote their brand and businesses. An image can say a thousand words and when used well, can even attract more potential customers to a business.
Instagram and Flickr are among the most patronized photo sharing app and service that present users with even more customizations that can help them to send the right message with the right photo. For example, I found the filters that come with Instagram really useful as they offer users various ways of customizing the look of their photos; talking about Toaster, Inkwell and 1977. If you are using Instagram, Flickr or both, here are some of the ways they can be used to boost your business.
Interact With Followers and Fans in Other Social Media Site
Instagram is seen as the titan of photo sharing app and services and the functionalities of their app and services confirm this, at least for me. While being fast and really smooth to use, it also allows users to link their Instagram profile with other social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and FourSquare which is an advantage for businesses.
Personalize Your Photos
I see the whole idea of photo sharing networks as a means of bringing the ‘humanity’ quality to businesses and allowing individuals to express themselves the more. This should be your sole focus while using Instagram for business promotion. Instead of pushing products down the throat of your audience, be creative enough to harmonize uploads which will make them more interesting and fun.
At the end, this is the reason you can grow your audience base. Depending on what your business is all about, you can use Instagram to upload and customize photos that will draw the attention of your audience to your business.
Flickr allows users to share photos, graphics and videos with options for tags and sets. These features made it a hot zone for those who want to make the difference in their business by harnessing multimedia facilities. With Flickr you can share graphics, photos and or videos that are relevant to your business and boost your overall social media marketing strategy. However, to really harness the business-boosting benefits of Flickr, here is a tip you need to observe.
Don’t Ignore the Flickr Community
While attending to all comments left on your business photos, which of course you mustn’t ignore at any cost, it is also necessary that you comment on other photos you like and interact with other Flickr users. This will encourage more activity on your profile and thus create more awareness about your brand or business.
There are also some exiting Flickr groups which allow members to submit photos and videos. Search for a relevant group and request to be a member. If you really appreciate any group or perhaps are getting good response from a particular one, remember to heed their posting rules and other usage terms. I found that several groups on Flickr are not public, hence for business purposes, it is necessary that you truly examine the benefits of joining any group before sending out a request.
Social media sites take a major share of the daily internet traffic, and tapping through such services as provided by various networking and photo sharing sites, has provided many businesses their share of this huge traffic record.
People don’t just mention Instagram and Flickr because they are fun, many businesses are already promoting their businesses with these services, and it is but a question of when you want to grab your own share. Hopefully, these few tips I have provided will help somebody to take the right step with Instagram and Flickr.