Gosh, I remember how excited I was the day “The Real Amy Schumer” started following me on Instagram, only the account didn’t belong to Amy Schumer, it was a spoof account created by a fan. After I got over my disappointment I began looking into the process of verifying my own social media accounts and I found that being verified wasn’t really an option.
Having a verified account adds credibility to your social content and, good news, Instagram is finally allowing users to request verification.
The steps to make the request are pretty simple, go into your Instagram settings and upload a copy of your ID (screen shot below).
This can be a boost to your credibility on Instagram which boosts your credibility with potential clients and I encourage you to make your request now, but be aware not everyone will get approved for their little blue checkmark.
May the odds be ever in your favor.