Should you boost Instagram posts?

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It’s not a secret that Instagram dominates the social media space! 

With currently over 1.3 billion monthly active users, Instagram can reach a wide audience and grow your brand. 

Most brands and businesses spend considerable time perfecting their Instagram posts, but may not get the engagement they desire — this is where the “boost your post” feature comes in. 

Why should I boost my Instagram post?

Boosting your post is a great tool for reaching larger and newer audiences. 

When you boost your posts, you are able to choose the specific types of individuals that your post reaches. These targeted options include geographical areas, age groups, gender, interests and more. 

With this feature, you can ensure that your posts are reaching the right people and avoid spending money on advertising your content to individuals you don’t want to target. 

When you boost an Instagram post, you can choose your budget and the objective you want, such as getting more engagement on the post, asking people to send you a DM, or increasing views of your Instagram profile.

12 steps to boost an Instagram post:

  1. Convert your profile to a business account
  2. Go to your profile

  3. Tap Ad Tools

  4. Tap Choose a Post

  5. Choose a Post you’d like to boost

  6. Tap Next (iOS) or → (Android) on the upper-right corner

  7. If you haven’t linked your account to a Facebook Page, you’ll be prompted to connect a Page. You can choose an existing Page or click Skip.

  8. If you choose to click Skip, you won’t see this step when you boost future posts.

  9. Fill in the details of your ads by setting your Goal, Audience, Budget and Duration

  10. Tap Next (iOS) or → (Android) once you’ve completed your details

  11. To complete your ad, tap Create Ad under Review

  12. You will receive a notification that your ad is running after it gets reviewed and approved for meeting Instagram’s ad policies


Boosting your Instagram ads is a great way to ensure that your posts are likely to reach the audience you desire. If you’re needing assistance with online ads, Legendary Social Media offers customized
ad packages suited to your brand’s individual needs. 

Contact us today to get a custom quote!

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