You know what’s so rad about Instagram Stories? People are watching them to get to know YOU!

They want to know what you love, what your day is like, and what you’re up to! Because YOU are awesome.

Sure your audience is interested in what you do, but people are really looking to connect. And when you share little things throughout your day it makes you human and relatable.

Ready to create stories that truly help you connect with your audience?!



10 Instagram Story Ideas to Captivate Your Audience


Share Your Daily To-Do List

Snap a photo of your workspace and type out your tasks for the day.

Share Your Morning Routine

Show your morning coffee, breakfast, journal, etc. And make it fun with a Boomerang or Superzoom!

Share a Post from Your Feed

Did you post content to your feed? Tap the arrow underneath the post and tap “Add Post To Your Story” to bring more eyes to your post.

Share a Post from another Instagram Account

See a post you really like and think your audience will enjoy? Share it to your story!

Highlight a Local Business or Restaurant

Have a favorite coffee shop, happy hour spot, or smoothie place? Pay them a visit and create a quick story to show what you love about it & tag them! They may even share it.

Show your Audience Where You Shop

Are you a Costco fan? Trader Joes junkie? Amazon addict? Target Dollar Spot hunter? Share your favorite finds and favorite products!

Share a Fun Fact Template

Create one for your followers or search Pinterest for a template! These are a great way to share fun facts about yourself and get others involved.

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Working on a freebie or prepping samples of your product? Show people what you’re working on!

Share a How it’s Made

Is your product handmade? Show how you make it or provide a tip on how to use it! Do you provide a service? Share your process!

Poll Your Audience & Ask for Help

Looking for help on a specific topic? Get your audience involved by using Polls/Questions.


BONUS TIP: Don’t forget to create Instagram Highlights of your Stories!

When people explore your Instagram to get to know you better, make it easier by creating several highlights with your archived IG Stories.


The best part about stories is the possibilities are endless! How do you make your Instagram Stories fun and engaging



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