In this blog, we will be telling you how you can Gain Instagram followers on your Instagram account just following few rules that Instagram asks you to do. Instagram has emerged as a great platform in recent days and it has been the most powerful tool to grow your business in a short span of time. I am not going to tell you software or tool that you will use for your Instagram account because those tricks are now gone with a constantly evolving Instagram account platform.
DAY 1 | Prerequisite Knowledge
What is your Niche?
Niches on Instagram means what type of industry can your account represents. There are niches like Travel, Photography, Fashion, Beauty Product, etc. When you start your Instagram journey make sure you are aware of what niche you will be representing. Many people at the beginning are not aware of these things due to which they end up choosing low profitable niches. If you want to Gain Instagram followers in 2020 and after, you have to focus on top niches that Instagram is self-promoting to bring more business on Instagram.
Here are the top 10 profitable niches you can choose when starting an Instagram account.
- Health and Fitness
What is Micro – Niche?
Now, Let’s suppose you have chosen your niche. But there are also categories inside these categories which you can choose. Many people don’t consider choosing the micro-niche but there are few companies that will give you instant sponsorship if you can represent their brand very well.
Example: Assuming that your account is related to the Travel niche. So, There can be different niches like Luxury Travel, Travel for Trek, Camping, etc. These are called micro-niche. Considering the example of my account, I am more inclined to the trekking, camping type of micro-niche. My account can represent all those brands who are into trekking, camping, or sports Industry.
DAY 2, Part-1 | Start with a Good Bio
What are the traits of a good professional account?
Look at the Bio, Highlight, and Feeds of the professional account and you will find that they are simple, easy to read, as soon as you read them you get an idea about what that account is all about. To get started, If you already have your account analyze your bio, highlights, and feeds, and compare it with other professional accounts in your niche. Accounts follow accounts that are professional and gives value to the user.
Suppose that you are into photo editing niche and want to Gain Instagram followers. Search photo editing or similar keywords in Instagram Search. After you find a good account in your niche you can take some inspiration from them and starts making changes into your Instagram account to create a good professional Bio.
DAY 2, Part-2 | Highlights are another big Element
Bio and Feed are very limited to the view and words. But highlights can be added to the limit of 100. When a person reads your bio and sees your account he will get an idea about which industry you are representing but highlights will show him your activities that you want him to show.
The account shows different things like polls, quizzes they have hosted, featuring, achievements, prizes, etc. You can also show your skills in which you are excellent.
Remember when creating your highlights:-
- Always keep caption of highlights short so that they are all visible to user.
- Work on creating Highlights cover to look highlights good.
- Keep important highlights on left side
- Only keep content relevant to the caption provided.
DAY 2, Part-3 | Make your feed looks Attractive
Here I am giving some of the accounts to you to look at and after you spend some time observing them I will explain what I want to to remember.
Consider the first feed from byebye_brandi. She has maintained a micro-niche very unique. Her feed is attractive and follows a similar pattern. This pattern of a similar color palette is very important. Our brain likes things that have patterns and hence if you want someone to stop at your feed and say wow, you have to start working on creating a similar color palette. People use different lightroom presets which is an effective way to create an attractive feeb with a similar color palette.
Consider the second feed from co_wildernessjournal. He is from the mountain region of colorado and he always posts pictures of native mountains. This add a value to his account as he represents the native place very well. His posts have a similarity as they all are related to mountains and valleys. There is no distracting post that hence it gives a sense of uniqueness to this account.
Consider the third and last example of travel_buddiesforlife. They are the travel couple and their feed have very deep colors and follows that deep color palette to all the photos. Just like that you can also create lightroom presets of moody colors, or pop colors and apply to photos before posting this will save your time editing your photo and it will create a cohesiveness into your Instagram feed.
DAY 3 | Deep dive into Hashtag Usage and Gain Instagram followers
From now whatever I will tell you will be quite technical and it might be possible that you didn’t understand. So, don’t worry you can reach me on Instagram and direct message me anytime your queries and I will try to answer them ASAP.
When I say you can reach tons of people, what do you really understand?
Let me show you some testimony first so that you can believe it is possible. As you can see in the image on the right side I was able to reach 10,551 people just through my hashtags. We will learn how anyone can use this feature to drive more reach to his post. When your post reaches more new people more people follow you. In my case, the Image shows you that 92% of the account reach was coming from the people who are not following me. That means, there is possibility for me to gain 10,000+ followers.
Points to Remember
- Use relevant hashtags only
- Popular hashtags will take you to more people
- Use full Limit of Hashtags i.e. 30
- Create a meta hashtags for your Instagram account
DAY 4 | Setup a Tool to track your progress
It always gives me pleasure when I see my followers or engagement graph going up. It motivates anyone who is spending considerable time to grow their account. That is why we will talk now about insights. Although, Instagram has a very readable mechanism for insights for all the creators and business profiles they are not sufficient. We need to analyze our competitors and hence their insights. Then only we can decide which path to go.
Features on Keyhole Tool
- Provides full-featured insights of an account ( Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
- It also provides your competitors with full Insights
- It provides pointers for the Optimization of your post.
- You can monitor different Brands
- Helps in monitoring campaign
DAY 5 | Analyse your competitor and Gain Instagram followers using Keyhole
STEP 1: Add New Tracker
After you create your account on Keyhole, add Tracker. As you can see in the picture below I have added three accounts. Since my account was in the travel niche I have found a competitor who has more reach and now I will show you how you can learn from your competitors to grow.
STEP 2: Find Hashtags
After you add your competitor’s account into Tracker. Click on the tracker and go to the Optimization option on the left sidebar. Now scroll your page until you find this section “Top Hashtags By Engagements“( See Image Below ). As you can see in the picture below there are these top hashtags that this account used and getting more than 5k reach from just a single hashtag. You should surely use them in your post. But again, don’t use any irrelevant hashtags to your post. You can only add #srilanka if your photo belongs to that place. If somehow you used it and ranking Instagram algorithm detects it then the rank of your post will be reduced.
You can also see some of the top posts of your competitors and this way you can post that type of picture using the same hashtags. There is a lot more information about your competitor that you can use according to your creativity and get the benefit. As you can see, Gaining Instagram followers is not difficult but you were unaware of these strategies.
DAY 6 | Hacks behind getting tons of comments
You might have seen posts that have tons of comments. Most of you will see are quality content. But, even though you post quality content your post will not get that much engagement because it is not reaching many people, nor it is reaching the correct people. So, How will you get these comments?
Here are few strategies that I use to get quality comments from the other accounts.
- Writing a thoughtful Description
- Using Engagement groups to get the first few comments
- Asking a question in my description
- Giving value through my content
DAY 7 | Biotic factors that help you Gain Instagram Followers
Instagram just like other social platforms has its uniqueness. Not only we can Gain Instagram followers but also, We can easily create a healthy relationship with our clients using Instagram as compared to others. And if you are not using Instagram to do so, you are losing a lot of clients. The way Instagram is built in a very powerful way to keep track of your clients and competitors. The brands are reachable in multiple ways and hence you can showcase your talent no matter what.
Here are few tips that will help your create a healthy community:-
- Actively engage with your followers
- Give some time to know your audience personally
- Use features like Quick Reply to acknowledge who is following you
- Take feedback from your followers
- Acknowledge your followers with Rewards/Giveaway
As I have always said, with learning you can open up closed doors of your fortune. You can see yourself how a post reaches 10,000 people who are not following you just using the correct hashtags. I showed you how you can gain Instagram followers just by learning a few concepts. This is just the beginning, my friends. I took a year to understand how these algorithms work. But I don’t want you to waste much time. These concepts will take 1 day to learn and then while you implement them in your daily life you will start understanding them well.
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