It might seem a challenging job to gain Instagram followers in the beginning, but believe us, it is not that difficult. We have come up with some smart tips and tricks to increase your Instagram followers and engagement, initially.
Once you have given a professional touch to your account that we discussed in an earlier blog (Instagram SEO), next is to follow these tips and soon you will reach your goal of growing your initial followers.
For that, let us have a look at Dezi’s story,
“Dezi had an extraordinary and appealing personality now, however, he isolated himself and no one could see him, he was lonely. One day, he went outside his house and he saw a cute little kid and smiled at him, the kid smiled back, that’s when he realized that the world isn’t a bad place. He got a wave back whenever he waved at people, he started interacting with more and more people. Now, Dezi made a really good group of friends who always supported him. On a friend’s birthday, he gifted him his favorite watch as a present for whatever his friend did for him, which made their bond stronger. Dezi was now content with his life and decided to go for what he cherished the most, “singing”. He decided to organize a singing event. One of his companions, “Influe” helped him out in advertising his event as he knew many people who had similar intrigue. Dezi’s friend, Colla who was a great guitarist played the guitar and gave music to Dezi’s voice on the day of the event. It was a successful event, both Dezi and Colla were immensely happy and got a lot of affection from the crowd. Dezi now found a way to live and got a kick start to his career, his friends played an important role throughout his journey.”
We can almost hear you thinking, “But what do I do with Dezi’s journey?” Let us lift the veil for you…
1.) Follow for Follow/Like for Like:
Some of the things never grow old, these tricks still work if done correctly. Don’t just follow anyone, instead follow the people who follow someone working in the same niche as yours. Because they might be individuals who are interested in the content that you provide. Similarly, like the posts of other business accounts on Instagram who are having a few amount of followers. Remember the kid who smiled back at Dezi?
2.) Shout out for Shout out :
People do wave back when you wave at them! In the same way, people do give shout outs when you do the same for them. But, keep in mind that their number of followers must not be a lot more than you.
3.) Start Interacting :
Try to post interactive pictures and videos. For example, tag a friend posts, story polls, story Q&A, etc. The more you communicate with your audience, the more they will be engaged in your content.
4.) Join Groups (Support Team):
Dezi’s group of friends constantly upheld him. Likewise, joining groups on Instagram who have the same or similar business as you, can help a lot. Groups work as support teams and help in lifting you along with them.
5.) Contests/Lucky Draws/Giveaways:
Gift and present never fail to make the other person feel special, it strengthens the bond. You can conduct various contests and some cool giveaways for your followers which helps to increase the engagement on your posts and also helps in retaining the existing audience.
6.) Hire an Influencer:
At present, the trend of influencer marketing is on its peak and just like Dezi, you might also need “Influe” who already has a large audience that might be interested in your business. For example, contact a fashion influencer if you have a clothing business, hire a fitness influencer if you sell supplements or health-related products, etc. Choosing the right influencer is the most important thing.
What Colla and Dezi did together would have never been possible if they performed individually. Collaborate with someone who completes you or acts a complementary to your products/services/content.
This was our Instagram follower growth guide that can help you to gain Instagram followers initially and to flood up your notification panel. We hope this was helpful.
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