Instagram is a very popular social networking website. There are millions of people on it. Some have private accounts while others use it for spreading their business. Gaining followers on instagram is not such a hard job if you follow the below steps. But remember that you won’t gain success over night and patience is the key. So let’s just dive in!
1) Select A Genre
Most people are attracted to accounts that have a particular genre. You can select a genre like photography, beauty blogging, fashion blogging, writing, cooking etc. People are most likely to click that follow button if you have something to offer them.
2) Providing Quality Content
There are so many accounts on instagram. To make yours really noticeable you need to post you content on a regular basis. Once in a week or twice in a week will be great. Or if you have the capacity, you can even post daily.
Coming to the content, it should have quality. So what is quality content? Let me put it this way, suppose you have a fashion blogging page on Instagram. And we know that there are hundreds of fashion blogging pages already. What makes your page stand out? Why should a person hit follow to your page where there are so many already? The answer to that question is quality content. Provide them with content which would benefit them.
3) Going Live
Well many of you probably do it already. And for the people who don’t please start doing it already. Going live on instagram is a great way to know your audience. You can interact with them on a whole another level. Knowing your audience is important. This builds a bond between you and your followers. Always tell them that you feel deeply appreciated for their support.
You can even go live with a friend, or a person who has similar genre as yours because this will even notify their follower count. They will come to know about you and who knows that many of them even follow you.
4) Engagement Groups
Engagement groups are a great way of increasing your follower count and engagement in your posts. Well that definitely depends on which group you have been into.
If you have started with a fresh page on instagram and no one is noticing your content. Then engagement groups are the thing for you.
As everything has it’s own pros and cons, engagement groups don’t work in the long run. But I would still suggest you to do it if you have a low follower count.
Using hashtags of the main keywords from your post can bring great amount of traffic to your post. Use relevant hashtags on your posts. Instagram allows you to use 30 hashtags. I suggest that you use them all.
6) Sponsored Posts
You have been working very hard on a page and it isn’t gaining too much engagement. Happens to all of us at some point. What you can do is promote your page on Instagram. They definitely charge some amount for it and the amount may differ.
This way not only your followers but many more people will notice your account.
7) Account Theme
Believe me or not, your account represents you and many people will hit that follow button if your theme looks good. I mean it’s an amazing way to attract people to your account.
Boring themes that are all over the place are not pleasing to your audience at all. So make time and build a good theme for your account.
What To Not Do
•I would suggest you guys not to buy followers from anywhere. It’s just waste of money and effort. You don’t know if they are genuine or not. They may unfollow you as well. So there is no point in buying followers or getting followers in any other way that is not genuine and organic. Plus, you can’t expect them to engage with your posts.
• Follow-Unfollow won’t work in 2018. It many get you some 20 followers or more but no engagement in posts.
All the steps mentioned above are very small ones but definitely makes a huge difference. Follow these steps and with time and effort your account will gain followers.
– Harshini Chandrika