With the world becoming a global village, the need to meet with people and promote businesses on a global level is now paramount. And with the advent of social media (the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc), getting to know and communicate with people is now made easy.
How To Increase Your Instagram Followers?
Instagram (one of the social media available) comes in handy as one of the mediums where you can meet people and promote your business or band but you will need followers that will view your stories that you post, be it pictures or videos, because the more followers you get, the more popular you will become.
But the question is how do you get people to follow you and most importantly how do you get them genuinely? It is very simple with these five steps below:
- Make sure to have an attractive profile
- Promote your Instagram handle on other social media platforms
- Engage your followers
- Be an active member of a popular community
- Post in bits
Make sure to have an attractive profile
The first thing most people like to see is your profile, it is therefore important that your profile is simple and attractive. Your user name should be unique and easy to pronounce. You can also check out other people’s instagram dp in order to get amazing profile picture ideas.
Use pictures of you as your profile picture, make sure the picture is clean, clear, and can grab attention. In your bio, under your profile, write something impressive about yourself that can attract someone to follow you. But you have to be honest. Do not tell lies.
Promote your Instagram handle on other social media platforms
If you are on other social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp or Twitter, you can include your Instagram user name in your posts on those platforms.
Encourage your friends on those platforms to follow you with a promise to follow them back which you must fulfill. You can also set a prize to be won by those who follow you.
Engage your followers
To encourage followership, you have to engage your followers. Keep them busy. You can organize/run contests or challenges.
For instance, you can post several pictures (4 or 5), ask you, followers, to comment on the one they like most, and the most liked will be used as your profile picture, or you can post a simple thoughtful question that your followers will answer.
If possible you can place a prize to be won at the end of the contest or challenge.
Be an active member of a popular community
Find and join a popular community that interests you. Be an active member of any community you are in. Contribute and comment reasonably and objectively on posts in the community. This will make other followers notice you and follow you.
Post in bits
Try not to post too much at once. Post in bits so that your followers will know what to expect and when to expect it. You can have a timetable/schedule as to what to post and when and you have to be consistent with the schedule.
For an instant, you can decide to post five photos per day, two stories per day, and one live video per day. Make sure to inform your followers before doing a live video and you should do it when you know that your followers will be online to get more views.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding Instagrams of lately, one of its is its large user bases daily which amounts to about 500 million users. There are so many benefits of having a huge number of genuine/loyal followers on Instagram
Which is you can monetize your Instagram account if you have a large base of followers, that opens doors to lots of paid endorsements.