Blogging has become a high and most effective tool for businesses. It’s very low-cost, requiring only a platform and a hosting account to get started.

But even though Instagram blogging is a straightforward process it still needs a reasonable amount of work. While writing a blog is clear-cut, getting the traffic and the revenue from your blog that you want is a tougher task.

If you’ve been blogging on Instagram for some time and you’re not experiencing the site followers or income numbers you’d like, here are 5 ways that you can become a successful and a better blogger.

1. Always ensure your blogs are updated regularly

You can be well assured that your delay in updating your blogs after a short period of time will make your followers divert to a blogger who keeps them active with interesting new blogs one after another.  Your Instagram followers like new content and they will go where they can get it.  If you’re having difficulties with time to write new content, hire a freelancer to produce content material for you on a regular basis.  Outsourcing makes it possible for you to free up your time for other tasks that require your attention.

2. Network With Others

Social media sites like Instagram are excellent ways to link up with new and existing business partners, customers and prospects.  Once you develop a network of people with similar business likes and dislikes, you can post things to everyone on your Instagram page.  Not only will they pass it on if they like it, but their social media connections will see it on their page too.

3. Take Notice Of Your Readership

Don’t just upload your content and then leave it there.  People comment on your blog, normally want you to respond to them.  Some ask questions and some just want to let you know that they agree or disagree with what you’ve written.  Make the effort to communicate with them.  Their comments, your blog and your answers can determine if you will keep them as your followers and increase your traffic.  When people make comments, engage with them, ask them questions, what they think.  Have conversations, listen to what your followers are saying and consider any advice or opinions they offer to better improve your blog.

4. Mix Up Your Content

Don’t just limit your content to text.  Content can be read, watched and listened to.  Think about doing a video blog post.  Video blogs, sometimes called a vlog, are a great way to increase engagement on your Instagram page and speed up brand awareness.  The video is shared and engaged with more often than text.  Upload pictures, links, videos, podcasts etc.  These are important things that will enhance your blog and allow you to share more about yourself and your interest.  Be selective about what you share, don’t share anything that you will regret later or that could be offensive to people looking at your blog.

5. Keep Your Advertisements To A Minimum

Advertisements are a way for bloggers to make money with their sites.  But if you post too many, most of your Instagram followers will be put off.  You want your content to be the most important attraction.  If the ads match with your blog niche, that’s good but only place a couple at the top of the Instagram page if you want them to be clicked regularly by followers.