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5 Best practices for writing killer captions; click below for shownotes
Instagram Caption Blueprint
Flourish Writers Conference
See Episode 12 for information on Linktree
What I’m about to share with you can apply to not only captions, but titles for going live, reels, and IGTV. You can also use these tips to craft your bio – research shows you have 7 seconds when someone lands on your bio to either convert or click away.
Writing Killer Captions Step One: Craft a title
Writing Killer Captions Step Step Two: Share a hook
“True or false”, “It was the worst day ever”, “For six weeks I was in and out of hospitals”, “Which is more important ?”
Grab my hook resource, “Instagram Caption Blueprint”.
Writing Killer Captions Step Three: Craft caption
Provide good spacing! Nobody wants to read clumped up writing. IG has just made this easier by allowing for spacing!
Add emojis to pull the eye along.
Stagger long/short/medium form (see episode 12, “How to find the best Instagram filters for stories + linktree and IG captions)
Spend time here. Throwing words at people doesn’t work. You want to STAND OUT and STOP them from scrolling!
Watch the Flourish Writers Conference for free!
If you’re listening in October, Grab your free ticket to the Flourish Writers Conference in the show notes – taking place for 3 weeks, from October 6- October 23. Featuring speakers like Grace P. Cho, Asheritah Ciuciu, Katie M. Reid, Ann Kroeker, Rob Eager and Chad Allen, to name a few.
Gathered 33 speakers together that are passionate about empowering and equipping others with the knowledge and tools they need to:
- Recognize the power in their stories and receive the call to write.
- Gain practical tools to plan, write, and market their writing.
- Learn how to use different publishing routes to share their finished product.
Even if you aren’t a writer you may need a few tools to help craft your captions.
I’m speaking at this conference! During my session, I’ll share
- Why I like Instagram as a platform for writers/authors vs. Facebook?
- What kind of content writers/authors should share
- My top three tips for using Instagram
Full disclosure – I am an affiliate for Flourish writers and you will have an opportunity to purchase an all access pass, which contains all the recorded sessions ( plus bonus goodies, one of which is mine), and it’s so affordable it’s crazy – but again, you can listen to all the episodes for free during the whole 3 week period!!
Writing Killer Captions Step Four: Call To Action
The key ingredient to a caption I see many people overlooking is to leave a call to action.
The CTA shouldn’t always be head to the blog or click my link in bio! Drop the breadcrumbs! If you want more breadcrumb ideas, grab my Instagram Caption Blueprint.
Writing Killer Captions Step Five: Use a scheduler
Use Later.com to type and set up in desktop. It’s free for up to 30 photos per month; upload and type in those captions. Then, schedule posts and save hashtags in the notes section using categories so all you have to do is search the category, find those hashtags, and select and BAM! They’re added to your caption!
Download the app to your phone – this way you can upload pics from your camera to Later.com so that when you’re ready to craft those captions at your desktop, your photos will be right there!
PRO TIP: Unsplash.com is now an added feature of Later so you can access stellar stock photos right in the app!