Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms ever with over 1 billion monthly users logging in to view and enjoy the content. In order to gain more followers in 2019 is not as easy as it used to be, 1-2 years ago.
Below are the 10 FREE ways to gain more Instagram, followers. As you implement the below strategies, be advised that there is no alternative for regularly posting and engaging on the content that your audience loves.
1) Utilize most of your Instagram Page
As they say, the first impression is the always the BEST impression, when the users navigate to your page they decide in seconds whether to click on the “follow” button. How do they do that? , by quickly scrolling through the feed, reading your bio and checking upon your highlighted stories.
In order for the page to look professional, you need to have well curated and cohesive content and put together in a creative way; you can check some tools which can help you achieve this like later.com.
2) Faces get more Reactions
According to Dan Zarella, faces in your photos get 35% more likes than without one. So next time you click a picture include a face to get more likes.
3) Use #Hashtags
If you are not using hashtags you will likely end up at the bottom of the Instagram Food Chain. Try to get creative with hashtags and create your own brand hashtag and push people to use it. Instagram allows a maximum of 30 hashtags to be used per image, why not make the most of it?
4) Capture a Story and Post-it
You should be posting stories on a regular basis (which is a must) you can try using Instagram templates. The templates give more of a polished and professional touch to your stories and much more appealing than it ever was.
5) Collaborate with a fellow Instagrammer
Posting a series of photos, videos or stories with a fellow Instagrammer who belong to the same industry that you are in, can boost your following base and expose yourself to the following base of the other Instagrammer and vice versa.
6) Promote your business with an Influencer
You can reach out to an influencer to tag or mention your product/service. If you know of any influential Instagram user who availed your service or have tested your product before, you can always ask for a mention. It can just simply click and get you tons of highly engaging followers with similar interest and ideas.
7) Call for Action in your Photo Captions
Engage your followers by asking them to take further actions such as like, comment and share (EG: “If you have any questions, let me know in the comment section below also like the post if you have loved it <3 ”)
8) Timing of Posts
Be sure to post photos at the specific time of the day, the magic time is around 2:00 am in the morning and 5:00 pm in the evening. Research shows that these are the most efficient times to post.
9) Share if You Like It!
Share pictures which are relevant to you and your products. Re-share your follower’s images especially if they have mentioned your products with an appreciation note which will encourage other users to check your page and what products it has to offer.
10) Engage, Engage and Engage!!!
You need to really engage the audience and to entice new users to be YOUR audience. All the tips, tricks and hacks in the world can’t compete with the engagement of users on Instagram. Find new people to follow and engage with them by response through the comments section, utilize the tools given to create a lasting impression. Be intentional about liking photos and leaving thoughtful comments to generate the following base that is truly yours to be.
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