How to create a great ask me a question on Instagram?



Interacting with community

Interacting with your community is key to let them know you still exist. Indeed, when you post a story where they can play a role, it helps to create a link between you and them. This link is even stronger if you take in consideration their reactions. For instance, if you react to their answers, it will please them.

However, if the question is not accurate, does not interest your community, or even offend a part of your audience, you did your job wrong. That’s why I will teach you here how to build great ask me a question‌ on Instagram.

Great ask me a question on Instagram tips
How to create a great ask me a question on Instagram? : Answers to an Instagram ask me a question box
Answers to an Instagram ask me a question box  

Make sure not to offend your audience

We already mentioned it but offending a part of your community is a big mistake. They will see every next story and post with a totally different eye if you offended them in the first part. To ensure that you keep a good relationship with your community, you should not ask too private questions. You should not ask discriminatory questions, or questions related to physical details.

The best is to ask positive questions or to ask for audience’s opinion about a question. Indeed, positive questions will always work as a standard. People will want to show you their support and their motivation. You will receive a lot of gratefulness. For example, if you ask: “Did you like my last post?”, it is more likely that your community encourages you to keep posting.


Involving people into your posts and stories

However, another great ask me a question‌ on Instagram is the one which require people’s opinion. If a follower feels like he can give you added value by answering, he will probably do it! For example, if you ask: “Is this burger at this fast-food tasty?” and the follower has already tried it, he will probably give you his opinion because he gives you added value. He feels like he can teach you something.

How to create a great ask me a question on Instagram? : Creating a story with an engaging question
Creating a story with an engaging question  

This added value phenomenon can be abused. This is something you should not do everyday but sometimes, you can pretend not to know something obvious, in order to have more answers. For instance, using the same example as before, you could ask if the Big Mac from McDonalds is tasty. You can be sure that half of your community already tried it, so there are more chances that they reply. You will probably see responses like “No this one is better” in your direct messages. This is great, it shows that your community really cares about sharing its opinion.

The results will be even greater if you combine this technic with a positive question.

The other ways to interact with your community

ask me a question‌ is good, but some other tools also work. The poll option on Instagram is effective. Once again, if you know that your community likes sharing his opinion, it is a good idea to vary your interaction tools. Polls work well because your followers do not need to take a lot of time to answer. They simply have to read and tap; no writing is involved.

Basically, the rule is to stay positive and caring with your community. They will give you back the support you need only if you show that you respect them.

Expert tips: Daisy Jing - An interesting question is something scandalous

An interesting question is something scandalous and answers not just relatable things but issues that aren't discussed normally. Ask me is one way for you to connect to your followers but for you to really connect to more, discuss something interesting (taboo, relatable, and scandalous). No one wants to hear another popular opinion, but when it's something unpopular, whether you get hate or love, people suddenly talk.

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Daisy Jing here, a YouTube vlogger and a soon to be mompreneur who founded and bootstrapped a now multi-million beauty product line named Banish. I have knowledge and experience in business and marketing. My business is ranked #152nd fastest growing company in INC500. I was also included in Forbes 30 under 30 in manufacturing.
Daisy Jing here, a YouTube vlogger and a soon to be mompreneur who founded and bootstrapped a now multi-million beauty product line named Banish. I have knowledge and experience in business and marketing. My business is ranked #152nd fastest growing company in INC500. I was also included in Forbes 30 under 30 in manufacturing.
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