If you’re new to Instagram, it might seem like there’s no way to grow your account, after all, many people have hundreds of followers and thousands of likes on their posts, but luckily for you, there are some tried-and-true strategies for how to gain followers quickly and effectively.
In this post, I’ll walk through seven simple steps that will help you increase your number of Instagram followers in no time at all.
This is the most important thing for growing your audience and gaining Famoid’s Instagram followers, but it can be hard to keep up with if you’re new to the platform or don’t have much of a budget for marketing.
To make sure that you post regularly without burning yourself out, set a schedule for yourself that works with your lifestyle and business needs.
Post Relevant, Interesting Content
Relevant content means it’s something they can relate to and enjoy, or even learn from, for example, if you’re a sneaker company, posting pictures of sneakers isn’t that interesting.
But if you show them how to customize their own shoes or the history of sneakers in general, then those posts will be more relevant and engaging for your followers.
Interesting means that people like engaging with it because they find it funny or informative or both and if someone finds out about a new trend through one of your posts, then they might want more information on it too.
Post quality photos
Of course, the first thing you need to do is post quality photos, this means making sure your photos are well lit and using a good camera you don’t have to have an expensive DSLR, but don’t use your phone’s camera unless you absolutely have no other choice.
The background of each photo should be clear of clutter and other objects that might distract from whatever it is you’re trying to convey with your image.
Also make sure that when taking photos from different angles the rule of thirds applies, there aren’t any weird shadows or reflections in them.
If all else fails and you still can’t get usable images for Instagram posts, try using filters when editing them so they look more professional overall despite not being perfect shots out of the gate.
Engage With your Followers
The most effective way to gain followers is by engaging with the people who already follow you, this means replying to comments, liking and commenting on other people’s posts, reposting content from other accounts, and sending direct messages.
Respond To Comments
It doesn’t matter if they are good, bad or spam; you need to address them in order for the conversation to continue. If a commenter asks a question and you don’t reply, they may never come back again because they think that their comment was ignored or not important enough for an answer.
Respond To Messages
It probably sounds obvious, but it’s worth repeating: the more you respond to comments and direct messages from your followers, the more likely they’ll be inclined to follow your account.
And when someone follows an Instagram account, there’s a good chance that person will also engage with other posts by that same user which means even more potential new followers.
If someone sends you a message in Instagram or on another social media platform, try responding as quickly as possible with something personal and engaging so they feel like they know who they’re talking with and not just some corporate entity.