Out of all social media applications, Instagram is arguably among the top 5 most used. Everyone who is anyone is on instagram, presidents and top politicians included. Also people respect you on instagram based on the number of followers/likes you have and also the kind of content you post. People always complain about getting instagram followers but the truth is getting the followers are very easy if you’re patient.
Here are 10 things that will definitely work if you want more instagram followers
1. HASHTAGS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
A lot of people actually check and search for hashtags on instagram. I cant count how man times i’ve checked for #pancake and other food hashtags so as to get inspiration to cook. If you post a food picture or maybe a slaying outfit hashtag it and watch the numbers of likes you’d get compared to other likes. The trick is to try and think of interesting hashtags and not to be too obvious, but don’t be too creative and have no one search for the hashtag either. Although they might bring likes, hashtagging too much may lead to spam comments on your feed, which can end up irritating your followers. #justsaying.
2. POST MORE PHOTOS
Before someone follows you back they will first go through your page and see how often you post photo’s amd what kind of photo’s you post. Nobody want’s to waste his follow on a ghost follower who posts pictures once a pink moon.
3. SHARE YOUR IMAGES ON OTHER PLATFORMS
Link your Instagram profile and images on other platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter. By doing this, you gain more followers in your developing network base. Also try to promote your Instagram via your email signature, your blog and maybe even on your business card.
4. FOLLOW PEOPLE
You can’t just open an account and start expecting people to follow you when you’re not Justin beiber. Follow people and tell them to follow back. The thing is cut your coat according to your size, start by telling friends to follow back, then when u have a few followers find people in the same follower number range like you and tell them to follow back, they most likely would. If you have just 10 followers and you tell someone with a thousand followers to follow you doubt the person would follow back.
5. DON’T BE BORING
Even if you manage to amass a lot of followers once you start posting boring photo’s they would start unfollowing you. Accounts like @funnyafricanpictures @krakstv @onlyinNigeria post very funny stuff and they have thousand of followers because of that. I’m not saying you too should be a comedian but don’t post boring content and please you ladies who post like ten pictures of you on the same outfit doing different poses STOP IT, this isn’t facebook, don’t bring that facebook behavior to instagram.
6. COMMENT ON PEOPLES PHOTOS
Basically it means be interactive. When you comment on other peoples photo their friends would see the comments and might want to check out your page and if your page has interesting posts they would likely follow and might even slide into your DM. Also ask questions in the captions of your photos. This is a great way to increase engagement.
7. STICK TO A THEME
This also helps a lot. Sticking to a theme means posting content mostly related to a situation or something. Some accounts are known for posting mostly food pictures, some are known for posting makeup tutorial, some known for posting nudes(i didn’t say you should join this category) etc, i’m not saying you should niche yourself in a box but let your page have a general theme. Let people come to you page and know “this girl is a foodie or maybe she’s a traveler”, dont confuse them. Let them smile while going through your picture’s and follow you before logging out to read Ope’s awesome articles on greennews.ng
8. POST QUALITY PHOTOS
Remember that quality beats quantity. Edit your account to leave only the best images. No one wants to follow someone with thousands of pointless images of food or other random shots.
9. ASK FOR HELP
Ask an influencer to mention you or hype. Or if you have friends and acquaintances who have lot’s of followers ask for a shout out. It just could work…and will likely result in a ton of new followers.
10. BUY FOLLOWERS
Or ‘fake it to make it’ as i Call it. This is for desperate measures. Most people don’t like to follow people with little followers, they are more willing to follow people with large followers so you can start by buying 500-100 followers (don;t be so obvious by buying 10,000 followers because people will know). The goal here is to have a lot of followers and not let people know because if they do they most likely wont follow.