ZERO to 1000 INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS IN 14 DAYS!
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Ok, so you have a brand new business, blog, or brand and you want to Grow your Instagram Account. Smart move for many reasons:
- Instagram is a photo-rich platform. A great place to showcase your craft, products, writing, etc.
- Instagram is conversational. It’s a great place to engage with your friends and followers. Comment on a cool pic, ask questions, respond to customer inquiries and comments, and more. Instagram is one of the few social media platforms that lets you connect with your fans firsthand. What a great opportunity to reach out and touch your customer.
- Post photos, comment, like and SELL! Did you know that you can sell your products (physical or digital) and services right on Instagram? Check out our friends at Spreesy to set your free store to sell on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.
Back to business, growing your Instagram account. So, everyone starts at zero. To grow your account you have to actively participate on Instagram on a regular basis.
We recommend posting new content at least three times a day every day (at least when you start out, you can scale back after your account is established a bit more).
What does that look like?
When we started out, we posted in the morning, afternoon, and an evening post, at least 2-3 hours apart.
Write compelling, interesting captions and USE HASHTAGS.
We know what you’re thinking, you don’t want to be hashtag spammy by using 30 tags in each and every post. Good news, less is more! How often have you heard that?
Well, it’s totally true with Instagram hashtags. Find a handful of relevant tags that will draw users to your post.
Check out the tool TagforLikes website and app to find the most popular tags in so many categories (Popular, Food, Fashion, Sports, etc.) Simply copy and paste their tags to your post and you’re all set! Did we mention, this is a FREE tool?
FOLLOW to get followed back
This is pretty simple. Follow accounts to get followed back. Pick a favorite hashtag like #mommyblogger or #momblog. Check out the users of these tags and follow away.
Be aware, Instagram does not allow more than 50 follows per hour and a max of 7500 followers total. To make things even easier, try out this tool, Instagress.
Check them out to create an account and automate this process.
You can use Instagress to pick and choose what tags to target for followers, and they even have options for liking and commenting too!
The best part, there’s a free 3-day trial! If you’re not feeling it after 3 days, walk away no money out of pocket.
This follow for follow method also works for liking and commenting. Like or comment on users’ accounts for them to return the favor, or at the very least, check out your Instagram profile.