The idea of joining any social media platform and make a career as an influencer has attracted hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Fortunately, a huge number of users have managed to succeed in their quest to become popular.
However, the truth is that growing on a social media platform is not actually as easy as it sounds. In some cases, it might take years of hard dedication to actually reach the success that you so much look for. So, what can you do to achieve your goals faster?
Well, perhaps just reading this article might help. Here are 3 Tips for Instagram newbies to get followers.
Follow, Like and Comment
One of the most effective ways to get people to know you is to actually start interacting with their accounts. So, let’s imagine the following scenario. You upload a post in which you add hashtags that attract people to like your content. Then, you go to the likes you got and select a person from the list.
Go to their account, check their content, and if you see something you like, heart it. Or better yet, comment on their posts. However, keep in mind that being too pushy might actually hurt this strategy. So, you don’t want to write things such as “Nice content, please follow me.”
Instead, just comment something positive and that will be enough to call that user’s attention. Chances are they will check your account. And if they like your content, they will start following you.
Instagram Stories Interaction
So, another thing you can do to gain more followers is to interact with the people who already follow you. The best way to do so is to use Instagram stories. To put it briefly, there are lots of ways in which you can create engagement. As a matter of fact, Instagram makes it easy for us to do so.
Indeed, we have stickers, gifts, polls, and a lot of tools we can use to create engagement using Instagram stories. For instance, I created an Instagram page a while back ago where I used to upload daily inspirational quotes. One day, I decided to upload a quote about gratefulness. But, I went on to complement it by creating a story poll asking what people were grateful for.
Then, I posted a pic of my dog and said I was grateful to wake up next to him every day. Simply do things like that and you will start getting followers little by little.
Finally, one of the most important key factors to growing your Instagram is to use hashtags correctly. Currently, a good hashtag strategy can get you to land lots of followers. However, you do need to know how to properly use them if you want to succeed.
For example, what do you do if you see a hashtag with millions of followers? The first thing that would cross your mind is to select to get to more people, right? Well… Not really. Unfortunately, there’s this misconception that popular hashtags get you more followers.
Think about it this way. You get lost in the supermarket where there is a massive crow of people and your partner is looking for you. They cannot see you because of the number of people around you. However, if the aisles were not as full, you would be easier to find.
Same thing happens to Instagram hashtags. The more popular the hashtag is, the more difficult it is to get found. So do a little research and choose your hashtags wisely.