Oct 1, 2020

How To Set Up a Business Instagram Account


re you ready to take advantage of the benefits of professional Instagram accounts? If so, you can follow these simple instructions:

Step #1 - Navigate to your Profile

Click on the button in the bottom right with your image on it, and you will pull up your profile. 

Step #2 - Open the Side Panel & Settings

Hit the button in the Top Right with the Three Lines. This opens up the side panel, where you will next want to click on Settings. 

Step #3 - Click on Account

Step #4 - Click on “Switch to Professional Account”

This can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the list.

Step #5 - Select Your Business Category

Next, you will be asked to choose the category that best describes what your account is for. This will probably be “Shopping/Retail” if your account is for an online store. 

You also have the option to display this category on your profile next to your bio if you would like to.

Step #6 - Confirm Your Account Type

You can select Business, or Creator. Creator is for content creators, who aren't directly looking to sell products. You can always change this later on if you'd like to.

Step #7 - Add your Business’s Contact Information

Whatever you fill in here will be visible at the bottom of your account's bio. It is also optional.

Step #8 - Connect your Facebook Page (If Applicable)

Connecting your Facebook page will enable you to share your Instagram posts on your Facebook Page. It will also connect your Instagram account to your Facebook Ad Manager, which is important if you are looking to do some paid advertising through Facebook or Instagram. But, once again, it is optional.

Closing Notes:

You're all set!

If you ever decide that you want to go back to a personal account, you can make the change under the Account tab. 

If you liked this article, then make sure to check out the following:

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