Instagram is one of the most visited social media platforms in today’s age. There are millions of users looking at posts and interacting in the comments. It is an easy to use platform that people can quickly get addicted to. The latter is great if you want to use it for digital marketing.
However, it is difficult to stand out from the crowd with a low follower count. But here are three ways that you can get your follower number to rise.
Complete Your Profile and Bio, And Follow Your Friends
But, before you can find your engaging audience there are a few hoops you would need to jump through. The first one is to make sure that you know who you are targeting. Then make sure that your bio is completed. This is the introduction to who you are and want you would offer. The bio does not come up in search results but it is a good way to tell followers who you are. Do not forget to add your website.
What does come up is your name and username. The brand can be your name with a keyword attracted while your username is what people can call your while they send a message. Another aspect of your profile is the profile picture. This can be your face if you are an independent business, a drawing of it if you are an artist (or your avatar character), or a logo that looks good. A picture that people will know it is you.
The next thing you should do is to find and follow your friends. This can help with the numbers since some of them may follow you back. Plus, it may even make you look less “bot-like” which is always a good thing.
Find Your Audience
Once you are ready, you can find like-minded accounts. From here you can check out their followers and follow some of them as well. Since they are more likely to be interested in what you have to offer. Plus, when you are looking up these like-minded accounts you can also follow some of them as well as comment and like their posts. This can be away to get attention. But, make sure the comments are what you would say as a person, not an advert.
Posting regularly is an important factor in maintaining engagement. That, and making posts that your audience would be interested in. You can also post questions or polls as a way for the audience to interact with you. This may take some time and you will look like a crazy person talking to yourself in the beginning but it will be worth it. And make sure that you use the right hashtags.
While there are sites that offer high-quality followers and likes for a price, putting in the elbow-work could be more rewarding. But it will take time and you may want a little boost in the beginning. This can get people to notice you, and to eventually increase your follower count naturally.