How to get followers in 2018
Getting more Instagram followers should be a top priority for any business that uses Instagram for marketing, but it’s not as easy as it once was. To help you get more followers in 2018, we’re sharing 6 new and creative ideas that will help you get Instagram followers for free.
1. Make the most of Facebook groups
There are millions of Facebook groups out there, almost for every niche that you can imagine. Many of those groups have specific days of the week where you can post your Instagram account or a blog post. So, join these groups, set a reminder for when these weekly sharing posts go live and share your account. Don’t forget to check the other accounts people are sharing, too. Follow the ones with a good content, comment on their posts and engage with them.
2. Write blog posts
Blog posts can do magic for your business. Writing blog posts can help you grow your Instagram account in two ways – firstly, by simply adding the Instagram plug in to your posts. The other way is to insert your images directly from Instagram, which will not only make people interact with that particular post, but it will also make them interested to check the rest of your feed. If you don’t have an audience, refer to step one and share your blog posts into relevant Facebook groups.
3. Get featured on “feature” account
We don’t mean those accounts with robot followers, we mean accounts that curate the best content in their niche. The rules to get featured on these accounts are by posting a photo with a certain hashtag. It’s not easy to get featured on one of these accounts, but if you make it, than it will be worth it. Note that you should never pay to be featured on a curated content account.
4. Make the most of location and hashtag Stories
Instagram location and hashtag stories were a total game changer, as hashtags are a great way for strangers to discover your content, but it’s also really hard to get to the top of the most popular ones. With Instagram hashtag Stories, you can get featured in the Story for a certain hashtag only by including it when you post the Story. The same applies for locations.
5. Have different content to everyone else on Instagram
You need to stand out and the best way to do that is by niching down to a really specific topic or by making your feed grid look completely different to what anyone has ever seen before. Get creative, use unique themes and content or, if you’re willing to spend more time on your visual appearance, create Instagram grid collages!
That’s it! Armed with this information, you’re now ready to run a successful Instagram account and drive your business forward!