If you really want to grow your Instagram very smoothly and very efficiently there are many steps you may have to take.
For example if you start off your Instagram account nobody is going to want to follow you.
The simple reason for this is because well why would somebody want to follow someone who has no followers or someone who is following barely any people.
However, there is one way to get over this slump.
I do not suggest using fake follower apps or buying followers however if you’re just starting off then it is fine to do that.
I’d suggest using apps or buying followers from sites
Such as SeoClerks to get your Instagram account looking established.
Once you use apps or get followers then what you need to do is get followers based on your actual niche and not just followers in general.
Think of it this way
Would you rather have 10k comedy followers on your comedy account or 10k followers who are just following you because you’re following them?
You need to get real and active followers who will actually be waiting every single day for you to post pictures or videos/etc..
So what you will do to get real and active followers is very simple.
What you want to do is target the people who actually like and view pictures.
You are going to follow people or like people’s pics who actually comment on the photos or like them because well if people comment on your picture then 95% of the time they are going to get you more traffic onto your Instagram page and that’s what we’re aiming for right?
suggest following the people who commented first and then the people who liked.
You are guaranteed to get followers this way so I don’t want to ever here people complaining about not getting followers because this is basically guaranteed.
This is the only method to gain real and active Instagram followers and have people who always like your pictures that you post. Now I am going to show you step by step on how to get real and active followers. Now I am going to show you 6 Steps that go more in-depth about this.
FIND YOUR TARGET MARKET
Most people skip this step, as it is the most crucial part to get started. Find a certain target market to get the most followers quickly.
- Target market examples: amateur bodybuilders, classic car lovers, law students, etc.
- If you are too generic (E.g. fitness page) it is more difficult to attract lots of followers during your early Instagram days.
- Once you build a strong following, then you can broaden your scope because Instagram users will see that your page is popular.
BUILD YOUR PROFILE
Y0U NEED A NAME THAT IS CATCHY AND EASY TO REMEMBER
- Make your name relate to the theme of your page.
- don’t name your page Sandstorm23123 if you are targeting Real Estate Agents.
YOUR PROFILE DESCRIPTION NEEDS TO BE SHORT & APPEALING
Keep your profile description short. If you have a lot of emojis it looks unprofessional. And don’t say the same thing multiple times, it will look like spam.
- Remember the acronym KISS:
- Keep It Simple Silly
HAVE GREAT CONTENT
There are tons of Instagram pages, think WHY would someone follow my page. Post 1 Original photo a day everyday.
Use Photoshop, www.lunapic.com (FOR FREE) to add watermark or text your image. Make sure to brand your images so they stand out and look unique.
- Videos tend to get less likes than photos, but more comments
- Ask people to “double tap” if they agree
- Ask people to “tag a friend” who would agree
- Respond to questions and comments
- Make your pictures HD
- Be careful with taking pictures off of Google. That could lead to copyright issues. Buy Royalty Free Pictures so you have the rights to use them
- Keep your captions short
- Create your own theme Hashtag – like a slogan
DIRECT MESSAGE (DM) INSTAGRAM USERS WITH A SIMILAR # OF FOLLOWERS.
TELL THEM YOU WANT TO RE-POST ONE THEIR IMAGES AND YOU WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF THEY
- Do 1-4 re-posts a day.
- Download the app “Repost” and give a shout out.
- Don’t forget to tag the page on the photo, this way their followers can see that they are tagged in your post
After each post, put a lot of hashtags in the first comment! Don’t put them in the post, it will look like spam. I put 20-25
HASHTAGS IN THE FIRST COMMENT.
Search Instagram to make sure the hashtag is popular (10,000+ posts)
Use hashtags like #ShareForShare or #S4S and #Follow4Follow or #F4F
• If someone share’s your photo, or follows you after posting. Share their photo and follow them back. Don’t lose your credibility.
MAKE INSTAGRAM FRIENDS
Engage with Instagram users on the explorer tab
- Follow the users. Don’t follow too fast or Instagram might ban you (the limit is not published).
- Put thoughtful comments on 2 of their photos
- Don’t just tell them to follow you back. You will look like spam
- BE GENUINE!
- Like their most recent photo(s)
- You will IMMEDIATELY see people following and engaging with your page
Follow these steps every day, and you will see a huge increase in the following and engagement in a couple weeks.
Also, I will give you two important ways on how to grow your Instagram quicker.
Shout outs – this is a great way to get a lot of followers quick. Ask accounts with a similar number of followers to do a shout out in return for a shout out.
The image will show up as a link. Re-post the image onto Twitter and Facebook manually, and ask your Followers to follow your Instagram page.
This is all. Hope you enjoyed this and get a lot of followers with my methods.