The Senior Care Industry Podcast
Valerie V Show EP 40! Valerie V Show EP 40! How to Use Instagram!?
Apr 16, 2018
Valerie VanBooven RN BSN
Hey, everybody. Welcome to the Valerie V Show. Today is Tech Tuesday, and in a minute, we are going to talk about Instagram.
Hi, everybody, Tech Tuesday. This is Valerie V. Hope you're doing good. Hope you're having a really great week. You can see I fixed my hair today. You know, when I wear my hair up every day, that means it's time for me to get a haircut, and I think the kids need one too.
But anyway, here is what we're going to talk about for Tech Tuesday. I know that I don't go on, and on, and on about Instagram for in particular, because when we're looking at demographics, Instagram is a much younger demographic. However, there are ways you can use it to your advantage. But if you're going to use it, it goes back to some of the premises that we've been talking about, being magnetic, being everywhere, being real, and being you.
If you're going to add Instagram to your suite of social media, you have to engage. You have to use it yourself. Someone can't do it for you. You can automate some things, but it has to be you. It's also a bit of a younger demographic, as I said before, but it can work for you.
We are going to look at our Instagram account. You're welcome to friend us on our Instagram account. We will also follow your Instagram account, but we're going to jazz ours up. We're not going to do this all in one day, but I'm going to show you step-by-step how we're jazzing it up. We're going to try to get followers on our Instagram account. I'm going to take you there right now. You can see how much we've done so far, which isn't a whole lot.
All right, guys. This is the Valerie V Show Instagram account. Now normally, you're going to be doing this from your phone. You'll notice that from my laptop or desktop, I can't add anything. I can just look at it. I can look at other people's Instagrams. I can like stuff. I can do all of that, but I can't really add Instagram. This is really something that has to be done from your smartphone. But I have set it up. We have 191 followers. We are following 379 people. There are some ways to make this look pretty cool.
Okay, you can actually see ... hold on. You can actually see my Android screen here. I do not use an iPhone. I use an Android. All right, here is my Instagram account. If I want to see just me, I'm going to go down here and click on that. You can see all of my stuff there with Instagram, but let's go to somebody who's really good at this.
All right, there's Sue B. You can see all the things that she has here. Look at this. She has Insta News. She has this story. She has tips, brands, Ask Sue B. Look at all these. She has a video that shows us how to get this stuff on her Instagram account. Again, this is not something that you can have someone else do for you. You have to do it yourself. This is all about being real and being you. You can see what Sue B. shares, and you can see what I share. Some of it's business. Some of it's a little personal. I don't get too much into that, but for the Valerie V Show, it's mostly all the things that we're talking about on our Facebook business page. But if you get more than 10,000 followers, which does take a while, then you can easily do new things, like swiping up, and things like that.
Oop, my phone went off.
Let's go back here, and let's go to here. Let's see. Let's see. Let's go to Home. These are all the things and people that I follow. Some of them are ads. But again, this is not something ... I can't share other people's stuff. I can just see their stuff. If you're not an Instagram user, or if you are, that's awesome. If you're not a Instagram user, we're going to figure this out together.
Okay, so Instagram is next on our list for getting familiar with and jazzing up our Instagram accounts. Let's see what I have to say. I have nothing. All right, we will figure this out.
Thanks, everybody. That's Tech Tuesday. Let's get into Instagram. By the way, follow me on Instagram. Okay? Talk to you soo