Hashtags are still one of the best ways to get your content seen on Instagram. With 30 opportunities to go “viral” on every post, having a strong hashtag strategy will seriously up your Instagram game. Don’t have one? Today’s the perfect day to get started, and I’m sharing 50 hashtags for creative entrepreneurs that may just wind you up on the explore page.
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Before we dive in to the hashtags for creatives list, I wanted to answer some common questions about hashtags for Instagram.
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Why are hashtags so important?
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How do I decide which hashtags to use?
Deciding on which hashtags to use is the most important part of your overall hashtag strategy. Look at the hashtags your competitors are using. Use Hashtag apps, look at related hashtags within Instagram or research what hashtags your audience is searching. Once you’ve got an idea for a hashtag to use, the first thing you need to look at is post frequency. How many people are using the hashtag? This is very important. The size of your own account should determine the size of hashtags you want to use. Remember, our goal is to end up on the explore page, and that’s not going to happen if you’re using a hashtag that has been used 20 million times. Unless, of course, you’re Taylor Swift or something.
Can I use the same 30 hashtags for every post?
No! You should always be changing up your hashtags based on the content you are posting. Relevancy of hashtags is more important now than ever. You CAN reuse hashtags, just don’t copy and past the same exact list of hashtags to every single one of your posts. If you do that, your account may get marked as spam and you may see your engagement go down.
Do I need to put 30 hashtags on every post?
You can, but you don’t have to. Again, the most important thing here is relevancy. Do the hashtags you are using actually match the caption you are posting and does that match the photo you are posting? If it doesn’t make since to the Instagram algorithm, the hashtag probably isn’t going to work for you.
Should I put that hashtags in the caption or in a comment?
I believe this is personal preference. However, if you are posting in the comments, you need to be posting them as quickly as possible after your post goes live, otherwise they could end up being useless.
Now for the good part… the hashtag list!
50 Hashtags for Creative Entrepreneurs
We’ve researched the best hashtags for creative entrepreneurs, so you don’t have to! Just copy and paste– just make sure they are relevant to the content you are posting!
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#makewavesmonday #createandcultivate #createcultivate #calledtobecreative #risingtidesociety #mycreativebiz #dreamersanddoers #herestothecreatives #herpalmery (that’s ours!) #creativebusiness
#pursueyourpassion #communityovercompetition #goaldiggers #creativeentrepreneur #creativityfound #createeveryday #staycreative #createmakeshare #wearethecreativeeconomy #creativebusinessowner
#9tothrive #hustleandheart #dontquityourdaydream #createyourhappy #designalifeyoulove #findingyourfearless #inspiredaction #hersuccess #femalefounders #solopreneur
#meetthemaker #creativepreneur #creativebiz #maketodaycount #creativemind #makersandthinkers #intentionalbusiness #thisgirlmeansbusiness #smallbizowners #supportsmallbusiness
#savvybusinessowners #herbusiness #smallbizsquad #smallbizlove #theimperfectboss #createlounge #findyourflock #sisterhoodovercompetition #hustlewithease #mycreativecommunity