Instagram Stories is arguably one of the most powerful features of Instagram! We are seeing Stories be used by businesses and brands of all sizes to connect with their audience and promote their offers.
Personally – I love Stories. I love to watch and engage with them and I love to use them in my own business and my clients businesses!
One of the best features of Instagram Stories in my opinion are the Stickers. Stickers are often overlooked as just a way to add something aesthetic to your Story but they are one of the most powerful ways to achieve a variety of your marketing goals, reach new audiences, and make cash right on the ‘gram!
Disclaimer: Every Instagram seems a little different with the availability of Stickers. For example, I don’t have the Music Sticker. But fear not, I will update this post as more options become widely available!
10/10 my favorite Story Sticker! Why? Because it gives you an invitation to engage with your audience that participated in the poll! If you aren’t familiar with how to use this sticker when selected, you can add a question then change the two options (default are ‘yes’ and ‘no’) for your audience to choose from.
The countdown sticker is a really cool one because your followers can click it to get a final reminder before the timer is up AND you can use it in other Stories before the timer runs out!
The quiz sticker is one I fully admit to under-using… With the quiz sticker, you can write your own multiple-choice questions and customize your answers. After it’s live on your Stories, your followers can vote and learn whether or not they got it right in real-time!
The slider sticker is another that I definitely underuse or don’t use to it’s fullest capabilities! The slider sticker is one where there isn’t a “set spot” but instead the user can grab it with their thumb and slide all the way up or anywhere in between!
Using Instagram Stories to their fullest extent involves consistency, a little grit, and a whole lot of creativity!
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