Today with our recent entry to Instagram it seems as though it is a good time to share some tips on how to build your Instagram following. I have been doing a lot of research on the subject and there are MANY different tips and tricks to build your following. Since it can be overwhelming, I will stick to a couple different concepts that you will find in almost all advice columns.
1.Consistency is the key to success
CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY. I feel like I should keep stating this fact so it really sinks in. This is definitely the most important tip and that’s why its the first one you will see whenever you research this topic. You need a consistent schedule for posting and it should be high-quality posts at least once a day. It doesn’t get much more simple than this.
2. Load up on quality hashtags
If you look up popular hashtags on the internet you can easily find the most popular ones. These are ones such as love, like, instadaily, and instagood. Also, you will want to view pages that are similar to your own who are much more successful than you, and see the kinds of hashtags that they use. This should prove to be a good starting point.
3. Get engaged- post and comment a lot
You should be commenting and responding to everybody on your page. You should also be following pages that are similar to yours and liking and commenting on their posts. If you want people to take an interest in you, you need to be willing to take an interest in them. This is a fundamental principle that was taught in the famous book “How to Win Friends and Influence People”(this is a great read go check it out). The point is to get people to comment and like your photos and you need to do the same!!
4. Have a clear call to action
If you want people to like your photos, comment, or tag a friend then you need to tell them to do so! It seems redundant, but the effect is powerful, you need to tell people what you want them to do! For example, you may post a picture of a luxury home and say “tag a friend who you would bring to this beautiful home”, you will be much more likely to have people tag their friends which will also help build your following.
There are many more tips and tricks that will help you build your following. You will see many people saying there are 5, 10, or 15 tips and tricks you need to be executing. I decided to keep it short and simple because many people tend to just skim these types of articles so I feel it is best to focus on powerful concepts! Get out there and put these concepts in action and follow us at simplisticsuccess as we put these concepts in action and slowly build our following.