3 InstaStories Ideas When You Don’t Have Time

What’s the secret to staying active even if you don’t have much time?

We all know how it feels to run out of content and sometimes in the rush of work forget about planning.
There are though some things that you can do to stay professional and active on your Instagram Account. 

Today I have 3 ideas that you can use when you don’t have time, but want to remain active online!

p.s. Remember that you can share the story to your Facebook too – which I recommend. 


IDEA #1: Publish the existing post and use CTA

I like to teach my students that the content they create is evergreen. So if you published something yesterday it doesn’t mean it’s outdated today. You can take this post and share it on InstaStories. 

Call To Action Tip: 

Ask a question to wake up your audience curiosity and be sure to ask them to click on your post and read it.

If you missing some ideas for the post be sure to check out this one: 3 MUST-HAVE MONTHLY INSTAGRAM POSTS


IDEA #2: What’s going on now?!

If you want to connect with your audience let them enter your world. Show them what’s going on now. Maybe there’s a big photo shoot coming? Or your computer just said ‘No ma’am” and started updating? 

Just catch the moment. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about progress and connection. You can add a fancy hashtag or funny gif to make this Instastory even more attractive and turn your whole (sometimes) stressful situation to joke that your audience CAN RELATE to! 

It makes them be like: “Oh she/he is like me!” 


IDEA #3: Use QUIZ, POLL or SLIDER Sticker

The reason why I like to use those is, first – I can ask my audience some questions to gain more clarity about their NOW situation, and second – it’s engaging fun and my account gain attention of algorithm, meaning “Oh! They like this account” so your range grows.

Using POLL?

  • ask them “How’s your day so far” and because you have Two options – put some emojis to visually describe the mood, for them to decide. 
  • You can do the same with SLIDER sticker


  • You can ask them about things related to your business or for them to guess what you’re doing, or what’s the next place that you’ll visit;
  • You can also run a small audit asking about their challenges or fav books, movies, magazines and get to know them better 


I’d like to know which idea is for you! Let me know in the comments and if you use any of those – tag me! @ChristianWynns 

See you there 🙂


  1. Great ideas! I personally like using my polls and questions on InstaStores because it makes the viewer feel involved, which in return will make your story more interesting 🙂

  2. I hAave not started using instagram but that`s because I really did not know how it works, after reading your post, I will get started.

  3. I’m new to IG so these are tips I can definitely apply. I have started using stories but any help there is useful.

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