Like the Texas weeds that grow in summer, Instagram is growing and shows no signs of slowing down. This is why many business, big and small, are using this platform as part of their social media marketing plan. Just like any social platform, gaining more followers organically takes time. So I want to share with you some tips on how to get more Instagram followers to help speed up the process.
9 Tips To Grow Your Instagram Following
- Have A Posting Schedule. It’s important to post at least 3 times a day. This will make sure you have followers coming in all day. This is if you have great pics and content. You can easily have this by what?, posting 3 times a day, lol. I don’t know about you but I don’t normally follow people that have 1000 followers and only 3 pictures. Somethings fishy.
Bonus Tip: I have had great response by posting around the 8 pm time frame.
- Use Hashtags. I never really understood how to use hashtags and the importance of them. But I will tell you I get about 100 more likes when I do post hashtags, which means more followers if they like what they see. People are using them to search for content. So use them.
Bonus Tip: Don’t post them in your description. Put the hashtags in the comments section right away. This way it doesn’t clutter your message area up.
- Be Interesting. Don’t just post pictures of YOU. Post about your life, your journey, lifestyle, motivational quotes. The best thing to do is see what your followers are liking and commenting on the most. This is what you want to keep posting.
- Interact With Your Audience. If you are like me, you probably don’t have time to spend liking and commenting on people’s post. We all have better things to do. When people comment on your post, thank them for it. Build relationships. This will also help you get followers as well. So make time:)
- Get On The Featured Page. If you are lucky enough go get a surge of followers, you could find your profile in the app’s blog, the featured section, or on the suggested user list or the find people to follow section. Whoohoo! Tell me that wouldn’t get you some followers. Of course…you have to have an attractive profile first and foremost.
- Research Your Competition. Most niches will have competition, so do a little recon by searching popular profiles. Check out their bio, their post, their followers and as they say, “be like Mike.” Model after their profiles. Use some of the same hashtags.
- Follow, Like, And Comment. You have to interact with your audience. This is a great way to get more likes on Instagram, the power of reciprocation. Be active, start up conversations, leave nice comments on their post. They will do the same. What I do, is look at my competitions followers list and see who would be someone I would want to follow. When I find this person, I will like and comment on their post’s. And because most people are nice, they will do the same and even follow you more times than not.
- Make A Great Bio. This is what I like best about Instagram. You can put a link in your bio, sending your new follower anywhere you would like. Maybe you are an affiliate marketer, send them to your sales page or funnel (recommended). Offer a free e-book. This is a great way to build your email list for free.
Bonus Tip: Use emoji’s in your bio, it makes your bio stand out.
- Be Everywhere. Whatever you are trying to accomplish in building your Instagram following, you should leverage all the social media platforms. If you have a YouTube channel, you could put that link in your bio and vice versa.
Bonus Tip: Instagram has a cool feature that allows you to make one post and it will let you put that same post on Twitter, Facebook, and more. This will allow you to build multiple social profiles at the same time.
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I know for a fact, by following these 9 simple tips your Instagram will see some steady gradual growth. I can’t say it enough, be consistent, be different, be social, and be a giver and you will grow. If these tips were helpful please share this post to whoever may need it.
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