How to Increase Your Instagram Followers

How to gain Instagram followers

You have an Instagram account linked to your business page on Facebook. You have some great images at your disposal and some good ideas. What you don’t have is hordes of followers that interact with your posts, engaging with you and become loyal to your brand. These things take time, it’s not something you can achieve in a few weeks after all.

Actually, you most definitely can get 1000’s of followers within a very short time span if you pay out for them. However, just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Buying followers is a pointless act that will gain you only useless accounts and potentially losing your Instagram account altogether. You risk the integrity of your brand and you gain nothing but fake numbers that mean absolutely nothing to you or anyone else who might be paying attention.

Building Instagram Followers Legitimately

You are far better off having 100 genuine followers than 50,000 fake ones. The best way to gain Instagram followers legitimately isn’t rocket science. Simply follow the tips below and be patient.

  1. Know your audience and share content that they will love and engage with
  2. Use Instagram hashtags that are relevant to your content to increase exposure to your targeted audience.
  3. Use Instagram ads to get your content seen by your target audience.
  4. Engage with your audience. Leave comments, leave likes, follow.

It’s basically that easy. You will obviously need to create an interesting bio and post consistently too. You can go even further by incorporating Stories into your strategy, along with running giveaways if you wish.

Don’t forget to help your audience know how to find you on Instagram. Do so by cross promoting on all your other social media accounts. Create posts informing your audience that you’re also on Instagram. Share your Instagram posts on the other platforms and consider boosting those posts on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook by using their paid advertising too.

There isn’t a quick fix that will be of benefit to you. Create a strategy based on the tips above and stick to it. Don’t buy your followers, gain followers who will want to interact with you. Do you need help with your social media marketing? Give us a call to talk through your ideas and our social media marketing services.