Creating Your First Instagram Post

This article will help walk you through creating your first Instagram post in the platform.

1. Now that your Bid has been approved (or once you accept a Direct Offer) it's time to create your content.

  • Approved Bids can be found on the Sponsorship tab under Actions Required
  • Direct Offers can be found on the Sponsorship tab under New

2. Once you accept your offer click on Create under Needs content on the Actions Required tab.

3. You will then be taken to a page where you can begin to craft your content. The first step is to upload your image. To do this click on Upload Image. Please note that images must follow these requirements:

Max Sizes

  • Square: 1080 x 1080px
  • Landscape: 1080 x 640px
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350px
  • JPG or PNG only.
  • All prospective photos must be at least 600x 600px

4. A pop up will appear where you can crop your image as desired. You can choose from four different cropping tools: Custom, Square, Landscape or Portrait. Once you have cropped your image, hit Save.

5. If after saving your image you find that you would like to change it, you may do so by hovering over the image and selecting Change Image

6. Now that you have uploaded your image, you will need to create the Description for your image in the box provided. Along with your custom content, your description must include all of the additional required elements as set by the Marketer. The required elements can simply be dragged and dropped into your content by clicking on the arrows on the far right-hand side. 

7. Once you start to type your content into the editor you will noticed disclosure options below. The platform will automatically check your content for FTC compliance. You can simply select one of the options provided.

8. If you choose to add in your own disclosure, as long as it is FTC compliant, you will notice a green notification that verifies your content contains the correct disclosure. 

9. Once you have finished adding all of the required elements to your content you will be able to preview your content before you submit it to the Marketer for approval. If you are satisfied with your content and its appearance, hit Submit. *Remember do not post this to your Instagram page until it has been approved by the Marketer.

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