DOUBLE YOUR FOLLOWING WITH THESE EASY STEPS
Being Instagram Famous a dream of many but achieved by few. Even if you aren’t looking to achieve fame via the internet we live in a society where followers equal money. Social media marketing is a growing and ever changing platform. Regardless of what you intentions are with growing your following you can check out my Youtube video to see how I went from 4k followers to almost 8k in a months time or just keep reading!
This seems to be a recurring theme on my blog. Consistency is the key to success. Sticking to a schedule will allow your followers to know when to expect content from you. Just like babies and dogs, adults like routines too. Posting on a consistent basis also gives your profile a higher chance of being seen because there are more photos/videos to see.
Utilize Stories and IGTV
Instagram loves it when you use multiple features of the app. Posting on your story allows your followers to engage with you and see you post even more frequently. The more you post on your story the higher chances people are going to come back for more. As far as IGTV goes, I think people are still getting used to it and don’t really know what to expect. I took a poll and 60% of my followers said they do not watch IGTV. However, regardless of that my IGTV videos do far better engagement wise compared to if I post a regular video.
Authenticity is what will take you far in this game. People are seeing through the sea of fake masks that people wear on social. They are now looking to follow and engage with people who are genuine and they can relate to on a real level. Pretty feeds with a cardboard personality will not help you anymore. Being yourself will also ensure that you don't lose yourself in the midst of the social media world.
I know this is something you hear in every article and every blog post when it comes to social. At first, I thought it was just a myth or something old people who don’t understand apps say. However, once I actually started using relevant hashtags on my post, the engagement skyrocketed. It is far better to have 5-10 hashtags that go perfectly with your content over having 20+ random hashtags. When utilizing hashtags, you want to make sure that you try to stay away from uberly popular tags. If you simply use #fitness your post has a high chance of getting lost in the realm of other inspiring fitspo influencers.
If you are in a prime location, TAG IT! Any location that is popular gives you a higher chance of your profile being seen.
Simply put, engage with your followers. Someone following you holds a ton of value so its only right that you show them love. By doing this, you also start to build genuine connections with your followers and you may even become real life friends. Comment back to every comment, ask questions on your stories, like your followers pictures, just interact! Use social media what it was intended for and be social!
Have you tried any of these things? What are some things you do to grow and maintain your following?