Create a Instagram business account
The social networking platform that we know as Instagram currently allows users to create 2 types of accounts. Personal accounts and Business accounts. Each user is allowed to have a maximum of 5 accounts on a device (mobile phone). This means that one can have 5 personal accounts or 5 business accounts or any combination of business and personal accounts up to the above stated maximum on any 1 phone.
There is a stipulation though, that each account must be created with a different email address. Below i will take you step by step through the process to create a Instagram business account.
If you only want to create a Instagram personal account then this is still the article for you as the steps to do this are also covered below. So read on and let’s get you started with your own freshly minted IG account.
In order to create a new personal Instagram account please follow steps 1 to 8 as detailed below, or go all the way through the steps in order to create your new business account.
Ok then. Let’s get started so we can have you up and running as soon as possible.
First thing’s first: Download and install Instagram
Reach for your phone and go to Play Store . If you’re using an Android phone. Or go to the App Store on your iPhone. Whichever type of phone you’re using, find and download the Instagram App.
When the App has finished downloading. Open it up and you will be presented with 2 options. The first one to Log In with your Facebook account and the second one to Sign up with an email address or telephone number (for Android phone users) or Create new account (for iPhone users).
Select the option to Sign up with email address or telephone number on your Android phone or Create new account on your iPhone. We will be using our email address as our account creation method for this tutorial.
Click on Email and enter the email address that you want to use. Then click Next. I personally prefer to use a Gmail email account for this process as among other things I like the security features that are available with Gmail.
Click allow to give Instagram access to your SMS messages. You can modify this setting later if you so choose. See image.
Welcome to Instagram
Click Next when you get to this screen below. Then we will allow Instagram to Access your contacts in step 3. Again you can revoke or modify this permission setting later if you wish
Instagram now presents you with a list of current Instagram users who are in your phone’s contacts. Click Follow for the users you want to connect with on Instagram or click Follow All to follow all of the contacts that you see there. Then click Next.
The app now requires you to log into Facebook to add Facebook Contacts. See image above. You definitely have to connect to Facebook if you are going to create a business account. Enter your login information and click login, or create a new Facebook account if you don’t already have one.
As you proceed you may be asked to confirm your identity.
Add a profile photo. Choose a profile photo from the existing photo library on your device or choose Take Photo to take a new one right now to use as your profile photo.
Save your login info. If you wish. Or click Skip. What you choose to do here is totally up to you. If you like the convenience of having your log in details saved on the phone so you don’t have to enter them every time you log in to the IG app then you should definitely go ahead and save.
Now you should see the Welcome to Instagram screen. Just a few more things to do from this point on before completion.
It’s time to complete your profile. To begin this process click the account icon (that’s the little icon that’s kinda shaped like a person and it’s located in the bottom right corner of the screen)
Click on Edit Profile or Complete Your Profile and enter the necessary information to complete your details. Making sure to include your website and Bio details. If you are creating a business profile then this is very important to creating a winning business account.
Learn more about earning with your IG business account.
Activate your Instagram business account
From here on it’s all about the Business profile. Click on the 3 horizontal bars at the top of your phone’s screen. Then click on the Settings gear icon at the bottom of the screen. Then scroll down and click on Sign up for a Business Profile.
Click on convert existing account. See image below
Choose the category and subcategory that best describes your business, and then click next
Confirm your business phone number and click on next
Connect to your Facebook business page. If you were already connected to Facebook on your phone you will be shown a list of any business pages you have on your Facebook account. Choose the one you want to connect to. You can choose not to connect but if you select that option then an anonymous Facebook business page will be automatically created for you.
When done you will be taken to your business profile page. After a few posts etc. your profile page should begin to look like the one below for onlinemoneygigs.com.
And that’s it. You’ve just finished the task to create a Instagram Business account.
I hope you found this post informative and helpful. Please feel free to offer your insights on the use of Instagrams business profile feature or on Instagram in general.