How can I gain more Instagram followers? With over 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram has become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world today. When it comes to growing your personal brand or business through Instagram, having a lot of followers means much more than just vanity metrics – it can lead to increased sales and revenue, as well as better engagement and customer service. But what are the best practices when it comes to gaining more Instagram followers? Here are some insights from 5 IG experts on their top tips on how to gain more Instagram followers in 2022!
1) Appear as Authentic as Possible
Find your niche As a direct influencer, there’s one important thing to do before you post – know your niche! If you’ve been on IG for any length of time and you have a good idea of what people like, what they’re looking for, and the best hashtags, this will make your life much easier. For example, if I posted a review of eyeliner with eyebrows drawn on top I would hashtag #eyeliner#brows#designerbrands. On the other hand, if I wanted to get more followers as a fashion blogger then my hashtags might be #fashionaddict#ootd (outfit of the day)#glamlife. If you can’t find your niche because you don’t really have any content yet or you haven’t had enough time on IG, try using different categories for about two weeks each and see which ones work better for your followership goals.
2) Post High-Quality Photos
One of the best ways to gain more followers on IG is by posting high-quality photos. It sounds counterintuitive, but low-quality photos are usually a turnoff for potential new followers. Quality can sometimes be subjective, so if you’re unsure whether or not your photo is at least decent quality, ask yourself the following questions:
• Did you shoot it in natural light?
• Did you upload it immediately after capturing it on your phone?
3) Engage with Other Users
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4) Don’t Overdo Social Media
It is possible that you may use social media too much, but this is difficult to determine for oneself. Be mindful of how often you post and if it has a positive or negative effect on your mental health. Turn off notifications from the app to avoid going down the rabbit hole and committing hours of your day getting sucked into endless scrolling. It’s important that social media remains just one part of your life, rather than taking over every aspect.
5) Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
We discussed that quality, not quantity is key when it comes to gaining more followers on IG. If you keep posting good content people will naturally start following you. The panelists said your audience should be able to see and engage with every single post, whether it be a video or a photo, that’s one way for your content/audience ratio to remain high. Make sure your posts are connecting with people and get feedback from those who already follow you so you know what direction the content should be headed in.