You will need to have set your preferred Instagram account to a Business account in order to link to Atisfyre.
Log into your account by moving to Instagram’s desktop homepage. After successfully logging in, move to the top right hand corner of your screen and click on your profile picture (shown here as a red dot with the letter “P”).
After clicking on your profile picture, select “Settings” from the list of drop down options.
From here, you’ll be brought to a screen which has a range of options on the left hand side. Move to the bottom of these options and select “Switch to Professional account”.
After selecting to switch your account, you’ll be presented with two options.
The first is to change your account to a Creator account. This option is best for individuals like influencers who are public figures or personalities in their niche. The second is to change to a Business account. This better suits accounts that represent retailers, businesses, brands, organizations and service providers.
We recommend changing your account to a Creator profile, unless you are wishing to use your business’ platform to promote goods from other brands. After making your choice, scroll to the bottom and click “Next”.
Regardless of the account type you chose, the next screen will present you with the benefits your new account will come with. For a Creator account, these include new profile controls and message request management tools as shown below.
After reading through your new tools, scroll to the bottom and click “Next”. You will now be presented with a list of categories to help you describe to your audience what it is that you do. Choose a category from the list presented or use the search bar to find the best fit one for you.
After choosing your category, scroll to the bottom and click “Done”. If you have chosen to make your profile a Business account, you will be presented with an additional screen that allows you to set contact information for your clients. From here, you can choose to skip this step by selecting “Don’t use my contact info” or fill out the information and click “Save”.
Once you have finished setting up your profile as a Creator or Business account, you will be able to connect it with Atisfyre.
In-app is much the same as the instructions above for Desktop. Once you have downloaded and logged into the Instagram app with your influencer profile, move to the bottom right corner and click on your profile picture.
This will bring you to your profile, where you next need to move to the top right hand corner and click on the hamburger menu (☰). From here, move to the bottom and click “Settings”.
When in your Settings menu, click on “Account”. In the Account menu, scroll all the way to the bottom and select “Switch to Professional account”. You will be given four pages that describe the opportunities given to you by having a Professional account, and you can move through these by clicking “Continue”.
Next, you’ll be presented with a page where you will be asked to select a category label for your account. Choose an option from the provided list or use the search bar to find the category that best fits you. Once you have chosen your category, hit “Done”.
The next step is to choose if you want a Creator or Business account. A Creator account is best for individuals like influencers who are public figures or personalities in their niche. A Business account better suits accounts that represent retailers, businesses, brands, organizations and service providers. We recommend choosing “Creator”. Once you have made your selection, click “Next”.
If you have chosen “Business”, you will be asked to update your contact information so that customers can contact you or visit your store. Skip this step by clicking “Don’t use my contact info” or fill out the fields and click “Next”. Your next step will be to optionally add a linked Facebook Page which will allow crossposting and additional features. You may log in to Facebook to complete this step or skip it entirely.
If you have chosen “Creator” or have filled out the steps in the paragraph for a Business account above, you will be prompted to complete three steps to fully finish your account.
These are as follows:
- Complete Your Profile (fill out any required information that you have not already provided)
- Invite Friends (grow your audience by inviting or following others)
- Share Photos and Videos (get started by posting three photos or videos within the first week of converting your account)
Once you have completed these three steps, your account will be fully set up as a Professional account. You are still able to connect your Professional Instagram account to Atisfyre if you have not completed these steps, but we recommend doing so for greater reach and visibility.