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5 Awesome Tools For Instagram

By Andy Lockhart

I am a marketer and social media consultant passionate about helping people development themselves and their business. I believe everybody has it in them to succeed at their passion regardless if that is through a Direct Sales Opportunity or a brick and mortar business. Either way I love to see people be successful and I like to take the mystery out of the social media and getting discovered on the internet.

19 replies on “5 Awesome Tools For Instagram”

Which do you find the best tool to use, Andy? I am a very poor user of Instagram because I rarely look through other people’s ‘grams’. I post because I like to get certain images online via Instagram but I don’t promote myself or share and comment very much. And the bottom line reason for that is that I don’t see the attraction or the benefit. Pinterest is not the same beast, but with Rich Pins I have something that is giving value back to my own site. What’s your take on that?

Hi Andrew. My teens have been using Instagram for a few years now. They use it to post social pictures, photos of food (e.g., restaurant food plates), and more. Sometimes they do several posts in a day and most of them are more “observational” in content.

At one point I set up an account for myself, but I honestly haven’t used it because I had a hard time seeing the value for the type of content I produce on my blog. However, after reading about all the Instagram tools in your article, I could see how certain tools may help users find content, such as Tags for Likes. I also like the quotes tool. So, I may dig into my account and start building it. Have you found Instagram helpful in promoting your own site?

Hi Andy!
I do use Instagram and have learned lots from April. The 5 tools you mentioned are so beneficial for others to know about, you have explained them very well. I use all 5. It’s a great source for leads, which as we all know, is the life blood to our business.
Thanks for spreading the word on a little known secret for others to start using and creating a following for themselves.


I haven’t got into Instagram at all but being Generation Jones I’m going to have to try the tools you suggest, especially InstaQuote as I’m a real fan of Picture Quotes.

Pinterest is a different matter. I’m very much into that but don’t visit often because I can spend far too much time in there.


Great post. Thank you for sharing these valuable apps. I have downloaded Instagram on my Gallaxy S4 phone but I have not yet attempted to use it. I agree with Sue Bride about Pinterest. I have created many boards and as David Bennett said many of the pins are providing value back to my own sites. I look forward to watching your training – in a few days (the next 4 days are tied up in a continuing education course)/

Dr. Erica

I have an account on Instagram and I posted a couple of pics, but I don’t like that it’s phone-based only. I suppose I didn’t really give it enough of a chance and I might try again (although I focus on other social networks). These tools sound great for when I try again :).

Hi Andy,
Thank you so much for these tips on how to help on Instagram. I’m still learning how to follow and/or find people. I have Instagram on my laptop, my tablet and my iPhone but still not sure of what I’m doing.

I will keep at it though and check these apps out.

Hi Andy,
I’m just starting to use Instagram. I realized it’s importance from reading some marketing books and articles. I plan on conquering this platform one day.
Right now, I am collecting some friends, posting about once a day and trying to figure out the above programs to use.
Thanks so much for your help with this…


I have to admit, I only use Intagram casually, and not for marketing. I haven’t honestly thought about using it to market because a lot of my traffic comes from Google search, Twitter, Facebook, and However, I’ll have to check out these tools and keep them in mind when I decide to try marketing on Instagram.

You presented several great tools here and I have or have used all of them before. Instagress is an amazing program if you are looking to get your name out there and build a specific following. I believe that I did the 3 day free version of it and got an additional 300 followers! I am sure if someone used the tools you mentioned and attended the free training, then they could do very well on Instagram with their business. Thank your for sharing!

Wow! These are some great tools for Instagram and an eye opener at the same time! I use Instagram really rarely when I want to share a photograph with my friends etc. I know that a lot of people are using it for business purposes and marketing, but I have never tried. I should definitely give it a shot. Thanks for sharing these tips.

Thank you so much Andy!

I’ll definitely learning my around social media a little better these days, because of what I’m constantly learning from you!

While all these resources seem extremely practical, for some strange reason it’s # 5, Iconosquare and it’s many features that has really piqued my interest the most!

Thanks, I’ll definitely have to check it out further!

You give us some good tools to use for Instagram, Andy. But even more, you point to the marketing capabilities of Instagram.

Like all other social media platforms, Instagram can help you build your online business if you use it wisely and effectively. These tools can certainly help in that endeavor.

Thanks for the useful information, Andy.

So much information here Andy. This article is great. I must admit that I have not entered the Instagram world either, but you are surely taking a lot of the mystery out of it with all this great information!

I have heard that instagram is a good source of leads for whatever business you have if you know how to work it. I just started on it and still trying to find my way. Is there a way of using the PC not just the phone??
Thanks for the great teaching Andy.

There’s another great tool, very useful for an active user. It’s called, and i can say the name pretty much speaks for itself: this service is the fastest way to get rid of users who don’t follow you. Maximum speed is 5000 unsubscriptions per day. Every new users gets 1000 for free. That’s it actually, simple app for great achievements !

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