Hiya everyone. Just before I get into this post, I thought I’d mention that I recently started a Youtube channel! I upload every Sunday (and maybe have some surprise videos as and when) so chances are, you’ve missed a cheeky upload! Please go and subscribe and show me love because it’s scary business!
We all know how difficult it is to grow your Instagram in this day and age. The algarythm is fucking shite and everyone is playing the follow/unfollow game. It’s dreadful. I’m gonna give you some tips I learnt to organically grow your Instagram. I say organically because no one wants fake followers!
1. Engage! Engage! Engage! I cannot stress this enough. Engage with people who follow you and people on hashtags. Give their posts a cheeky like and comment and they’ll return the favour. If you engage with them on a regular basis, they too will do the same. You’ll gain a somewhat friendship without actually being friends.
2. Embrace the power of the hashtag. Hashtags are important and you’ve probably seen some of your blogger plans using an array of them after their posts. Why? Because it puts their posts on the feeds of people who don’t follow them. That way you get the potential of picking up a few followers. Great, huh? It’s about using the niche, minimal hashtags for this to work though! If you just use hashtags such as, #followforfollow or #love, like everyone does then you are never going to get anywhere! If you’re vegan, use vegan hashtags such as #veganblogger #veganism #plantbased or #crueltyfree. If you’re a fashion blogger use hashtags like #fashionblogger or #ootd. That way you maximise how many Instagram accounts see your posts!
3. Geotag posts! I used to be terrible at this but I’ve noticed my engagement and growth on Instagram go up a lot more when I do this. Even if my posts are taken at home, I geotag my nearest area. Like I don’t put the exact area I live in because someone may stalk me or find out where I live but I geotag Dudley or Birmingham. Ya know that kinda thing?
4. Promote! There’s no shame for sharing your Instagram on other social medias. Look – here’s mine, follow me 😉 hahahha. Only joking but you get the gist! It’s all your social media at the end of the day so if you wanna show off your favourite Instagram post, you do that! Do whatever you want, if people hate it there is literally an unfollow button!