How to Create the Perfect Instagram Bio for Your Business

Few businesses realize the impact their Instagram bio has. But after recent Instagram updates, what you put in your about section could affect who finds you on the social networking platform. Last month, Instagram announced that users would now be able to add hashtags and cross tag other pages in their bio. For some, this might not seem like a huge change for a platform that is constantly evolving; however, the small change now gives businesses and influencers the opportunity to expand their reach. But, with limited character space, crafting the perfect Instagram about section can be harder than you may think. We deconstructed the perfect one and shared how you can achieve it with the newest updates.

What Your Bio Should Be:

  • Clear representation of your business
  • Show off your brand’s personality
  • Give people a way to contact you
  • Provide an actionable CTA

What Your Bio Shouldn’t Be:

  • All fluff, no substance
  • Misrepresentation of your brand
  • Confusing

When you go to start writing your bio, keep these three things in mind.

Keep it Relevant

150 characters is not a lot of real estate when it comes to describing your business. You have to be clear, concise and relevant to what your business is. Working in hashtags to your company’s bio can now take your reach and engagement to a whole new level; however, it is important to remember that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Be strategic with the hashtags you use, and above all, always tie it back to your business or industry. When writing your overview, share what makes your company unique while still targeting the market you are in.

Stick to Your Brand

While this may sound self explanatory, staying on brand is key. You want to take use 150 characters to create a page that people are compelled to follow and engage with. Don’t use emojis and hashtags just to have them. Make sure there is a purpose behind them and that they still tie back to what people will see on your website and other social platforms.

Be Creative

A bio should be simple enough to showcase your brand accurately, but still include personality that gives users a reason to follow your page. Experiment with relevant hashtags and emojis that illustrate what you are all about. Incorporating some creativity can set you apart from your competitors. Think of it like speed dating. You only have a few seconds to capture someone’s attention and make them want to stay in touch.

Now, it’s time to create that standout bio! We reference the following checklist when creating bios for our clients:

    • Name/ business name
    • What you do (make this searchable)
    • Website
    • Contact email
    • Branded hashtag

Regardless of how long you’ve been in the Instagram game, your bio is one thing that is not going anywhere. Modifying and reworking your profile to enhance your presence on social media can organically increase your reach and following. Need help kickstarting your social media strategy? Drop us a note at info@thejamesagency.com.

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Veronique James

Founder/CEOs

Veronique founded The James Agency (TJA) in 2005 with the goal of creating an agency focused on open communication and transparency with clients and employees. Today, the award-winning, integrated agency specializes in consumer advertising, public relations and digital and continues to exemplify Veronique’s original vision.

Veronique and her team collaborate to produce creatively-fueled, results-driven campaigns that help clients achieve their goals and positively impact their bottom line. Under Veronique’s direction, TJA has been honored with numerous industry and culture awards, including being named to the Inc. 5000 and Entrepreneur Top Company Cultures lists.

Actively involved in the community, Veronique is currently a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, Arizona Chapter. She served as the organization’s third female president in 2017/2018. She has received numerous accolades for her leadership, entrepreneurship and community involvement.

Veronique is originally from Southern California and graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication from the University of Arizona.

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