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Strategies to Increase Your Follower Count on Instagram

Looking to up your Instagram game? Trying to increase those follower numbers, but without resorting to those super shady tactics like buying bots or spamming people? Well, you’re in the right place! Gaining more followers on Instagram might feel like trying to climb Mount Everest in flip-flops, but hey, it’s not impossible. You've just got to know the right moves! So, buckle up as we dive into the world of Instagram!

First things first, you've got to post consistently. Just like you wouldn’t keep going back to an ice-cream shop that rarely opens, people aren’t likely to stick around if you’re not offering them regular scoops of content. So, keep serving those tasty posts at regular intervals, and you’ll have people lining up for more!

Next up, you 've got to make a killer first impression. Your Instagram profile is your storefront; it’s got to be eye-catching. Spend a little time to get it right. Update your bio, pick a profile picture that pops, and arrange your posts so they all gel together.

Third tip, get on the Instagram Reels bandwagon. These fun, short videos are the in-thing right now, with everyone spending more time watching them. The best part? They can skyrocket your reach and even land you on the Explore Page. Jackpot!

Don’t forget your caption game! Your captions should tell a story, evoke an emotion, or encourage a good laugh. They’re the cherry on top of your post sundae. Spice them up with some relevant hashtags, throw in a question, or add a call-to-action to get that conversation going.

Fifth pointer, try to partner with other cool brands and creators who share your vibe. This is like a friendly community gathering, where everyone brings something to the table and enjoys a feast together. You get to share your stuff with their crowd and vice versa.

Next, don't forget to promote your Instagram account on your website or newsletter. Think of it as a party invitation - you've got to tell people where the fun’s happening! Embed your Instagram posts on your blog, add your Instagram feed to your website, or casually drop your handle in your email newsletter.

Remember, Instagram’s not just about posting; it’s about interacting. So engage with your community. Respond to comments, slide into DMs, and don't forget to check out and engage with your followers' content. Q&As, giveaways, or live sessions are also great ways to stir up some excitement.

Last, but not least, learn from your analytics. It’s like your secret map to Instagram success. Instagram offers a lot of useful data about your posts and audience. Keep an eye on these and tweak your strategy accordingly.

Above all, remember it’s about quality, not quantity. A handful of engaged, loyal followers beats a crowd of uninterested ones any day. So, as your follower count climbs, don’t forget those who've been there from the start. Make them feel special and appreciated. And to the new followers, give them a warm, hearty welcome!

There you have it! Yes, growing your Instagram following organically is a bit of a marathon, but with these strategies, you’ll soon be high-fiving new followers on the regular. Go on, give it a shot!


Amber Toerien

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I am on a mission to educate and inspire passionate business owners to lift their social media game and build the profitable business [and life!] they want.

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