Welcome to the fifth post in the Createyou86 Falloween Blog Series. You might think that this is a strange topic to be covering for Falloween, but after we reached 1500 followers on Instagram I knew that i needed to share how we did it. Are you having trouble growing your Instagram following? Do you think that you have awesome content, but aren't seeing any return for your hard work?
A lot of people these days are going to Facebook blog groups to promote their blog posts, and to gain followers no matter what social media they are using. I do this a lot as well, but it is not the main way that i choose to gain followers. The following is a tactic that i even suggest to my Small Business Coaching clients, and they have had definite returns based on the work that they actually put in. Six weeks later which is three weeks after this should have gone up we are at 1637 Followers (that was a mouthful).
Here are the main ways that we have gained over 100 Instagram followers in only a months time.
I call it the 5's.
Another way to gain Instagram followers is to use #HASHTAGS. You can hashtag absolutely everything, and anything your little heart desires. Many of us look at people with 3,000,000 hashtags, and thing JEEZ, but it works. By using hashtags you are able to attract tons of different people from many different backgrounds, and you never know what people are searching for, so hashtagging everything relating to your brand or whatever you are promoting is the best way to go.
Do you tag your photos? If not, you should be. Weather you are tagging a friend who made something for you, or a major brand that you may have brought something from. When people are browsing they are also looking for specific brands or people. If your friend sees something that she thinks you might like because the item was tagged you can see where the product is from, and possibly purchase the item. Not only that, but brands typically have more people following them sometimes thousands, sometimes millions, and that is a great way for people to see your work.
These are just a few ways that you can help your Instagram page gain followers, and the ways that have definitely helped Createyou86. Have you taken any steps to up your followers on Instagram? What has worked best for your page? Let us know in the comments below!