Instagram is a pretty tricky tool to use when you are just starting out if you don’t have the right guidance. I am going to give you my top 3 tips on how to grow your Instagram! Remember it’s not always about the numbers but if you want to gain a following here are some things I do on a day to day basis. It took me about a year to get here but its slowly but surely growing! Here are 3 tips to help grow your Instagram.
A lot of people say this over and over again but it is really crucial! You have to be consistent in the color scheme, filters, time of day you post, the amount you post ect. If you post once a day, try to stick with that. You can also play around with different times of day to see which gives you more attention. Also choose a theme and stick with it throughout! If you want to do bright colored photos, stick with that or if you want to do only black and white. Consistency really creates a way for your followers to get to know you and your brand by that theme.
You have to be active on Instagram everyday! Liking and commenting on other peoples posts are a big way to be interactive on any type of social media platform. I do this for about an hour each day. I suggest making good quality comments because the “that’s cute” or “love it” comments aren’t very meaningful and people won’t remember or pay you much attention. You can also choose a handful of accounts that are also interactive back and you can help each other out. I have also found that if you are apart of blog community that have social media threads, it is helpful too. Helping out fellow bloggers is a great way to meet other bloggers and you can also find inspiration. Its great if you’re having a Instagram writers/design block type of day. I have found some great girls on Instagram that I have support from and it’s such a great feeling to know that someone is actually caring about what you post as much as how you care about their post.
One thing, don’t try to copy anyone. You have to create your own niche within social media. Inspiration from other people is great but ultimately you have to make it your own idea. When I talked about having a consistent theme above, you can use this to be creative! If you love the color purple, make your Instagram feed all have purple in the color scheme. Be yourself! This is a creative platform for you to use at your own disposal. Get out some arts and crafts to make your flat lay more fun or brainstorm ideas of how to showcase your creativity. It is not as hard as it sounds but it does take practice. You can even use Pinterest for inspiration! Also have fun that’s very important.
I use these tips every day when I am on social media and so should you! It takes time but it’s definitely worth it. I will be sharing some more tips next week so stay tuned. Do you have any tips to share, comment below!
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