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10 Surefire Ways To Grow Your Instagram Followers

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Once you familiarize yourself with Instagram, getting the hot social media site to work for you and your business is very simple. I have compiled 10 surefire ways to grow your Instagram followers. Let’s take a look at them. 

Grow Your Instagram Followers

Like Photos In Your Niche

An excellent way to increase your Instagram followers is to like and follow others in our niche. Find others in your niche by using hashtags. My suggestion is to like 5-10 pictures to like every day and leave a genuine comment. Explore Instagram to find new people to follow and make sure to leave great comments to know one wants to get spam. Use the search box to find relevant niches. For instance, I used the hashtag #Blogging and 787K post appear. 




Another great way to get more exposure for your brand is to socialize with your followers.  Show social etiquette by responding to comments. I highly recommend to mention the users name and append it using the “@” symbol, so the user receives a push notification that you have commented on his/her profile.  If their name is not mentioned most likely, they will not notice your respond. 



Create A Hashtag And Encourage Others To Use It

For any brand wanting to get results from their tweets, it comes down to picking the most potent hashtag. Creating your own, hashtags can be a powerful thing if it’s done correctly. Encourage others to use your hashtag to increase engagement and reach. 


Run A Contest

Running a contest on Instagram with help build excitement about your business and engagement. 

Tips To Keep In Mind When Running A Contest:

  • Plan A Strategy
  • Check Out The Competition
  • Decide On A Theme
  • Choose Your Hashtag
  • Design Your Brand Artwork
  • Promote Across All Your Social Media
  • Always Measure Your Success

Link Your Instagram Account To Your Other Networks

Did you know Instagram allows you to connect ninegrow-instagram-followers other social media services?

They are:

  • Facebook 
  • Twitter
  • Foursquare
  • Tumblr
  • Flickr
  • Vkontakte
  • Ameba
  • Swarm
  • Odonoklassniki

Benefits of Linking To Other Social Networks:

  • It Is Social To Do So
  • Save Times
  •  Helps You Gain New Followers





Add An Instagram Tab For Your Facebook Page

Add an Instagram tab to your Facebook page. The Instagram feed will be seen in your Facebook tab but the images do not appear in your timeline. 


Tell A Story With Your Caption

In Instagram, every picture tells a story but in social media you need a caption. Using Instagram for personal branding it’s a great way to showcase your products and workplace culture. Every picture must have content that intrigues your audience. 



Stick To A Schedule

Upload and stick to a schedule so your followers know when to expect a new photo. Outline a schedule for your brand and stick to it.  I personally suggest having a content calendar for each month. The content calendar will help you stick with a schedule and hold you accountable. 




Using the right Instagram hashtags can extend the reach of potential new followers. It will help you boost engagement and reach a larger audience. 

Don’t Be Boring

Instagram is a brilliant way to share exciting memories and favorite moments. If you’re  posting a lot of photos but not receiving as many liks as you want want,  it might be because you’re placing boring pictures. High quality pictures usually receive the most likes on Instagram.

I highly recommend posting pictures of your business but at the same time, include pictures of your pets, family, kids, funny quotes, just anything to make your followers know that you have a fun life outside of work. This will make them look forward to your daily posts. This is a screenshot of my personal Instagram account, I do try to add some fun images to my account. You can follow me at: @NancyBadillo13



Your business will receive a boost by getting your product out to more potential customers, as well as opening your customer base up further than just your area code. If you offer sales online, there is a real potential to have customers from all over the country and world.

For a social site that is free to use, no business should be without Instagram.  I hope you have enjoyed these 10 surefire ways to grow your Instagram followers! Join my newsletter to receive on delightful email per week about online marketing tips and tricks!

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  1. Corina Ramos says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips with us Nancy. I need to work on growing my Instagram followers too so I’ll definitely be using these suggestions you gave us.

    Hope you’re having a great week.


  2. Cait says:

    thanks for all of these my friend! im hoping by doing some of them ill boost some followers too! xo

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