On Instagram there is over 1 billion users monthly, which means you have the opportunity to build a huge audience using your platform. While this may seem easy, it can definitely be a hard task. Growing your Instagram doesn’t just happen over night. It takes time, patience, and consistency to successfully grow a Instagram page. Here are our top ten tips for growing your Instagram.
1. Be Consistent!
Being consistent is the most important tip for growing your page. Posting consistently helps people remember who you are. If you go days or weeks without posting you will easily be forgotten. Post as often as 2-3 times a day, but only post content related posts 2-3 times a week, on other days mix in photos of yourself and other posts that’s not content related as well as posting in your story 2-3 times a day.
2. Post Quality Content and Find Your Theme
When posting on your page it is very important to make sure you have good quality. Make sure your photos and pictures are clear. Having poor quality is a turn off. Also find a theme for your page and stick to it. A theme for your page could be a certain color or filter that you use on your photos and videos. Themes help your page standout from everyone else’s.
3. Post creative content and content around your niche
Establish your niche! Rather it’s natural hair, fashion, makeup or all of the above, make it visible on you page. Figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. Also be creative. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Find what makes you different from others.
4. Post at peak times where there is high volume activity
It is important to post at a time where your content will be seen the most. To figure out your peak time, we suggest that you make your page a business page if you haven’t done so already. Doing so will allow you to checkout your insights. Under your insights you will be able to see which days and times are best for you to post. If you would like to keep your page personal then we suggest posting at peak times such as around 12 pm or after 3 pm. These are high volume times because most people are either on lunch break or getting off from work.
5. Use and create hashtags
Hashtags will allow your content to be seen by an audience other than your own. When using hashtags make sure to use hashtags that are popular, but not over saturated. This will help you gain more followers. Also create your own hashtags and let others know about it and let them know they can use it too. This will allow your followers to feel appreciated and welcomed by you.
6. Be active in the community
Don’t be afraid to mingle with others in your niche. Leave comments, but don’t spam. Don’t say things like follow me. Instead you can say something as simple as I love that style. Aim to comment on at least 10 other influencers pages daily.
7. Use your Instagram stories
Your Instagram story is a great way to interact with your followers. You can use stories to keep them updated. Stories also allow you to figure out what your audience wants to see from you. A poll is a great way to see what your audience would like.
8. Collab with other influencers in your niche
Reach out to other influencers to collab with them. Collaborating with other influencers will help you both gain exposure from a different audience. It will also allow you to meet other influencers within your niche.
9.Don’t just post on Instagram
Don’t limit your self to just Instagram. Post your content on Facebook, twitter, and other social media’s. Also promote your Instagram page on other social media’s as well. This will help those who want to see more of your content know where to go. More people with discover your Instagram page this way.
10. Engage with your followers
Post open-ended questions in your captions to allow your followers to engage with you. Respond back to followers so they can know that you actually care about their opinions. This will help you build a connection with them.
Patience is key! Don’t give up. If something isn’t working make changes. Don’t get discourage. Everyone has the capability to grow their Instagram page. Just follow the tips above and you will see a difference in your growth.