Instagram is a great platform for marketing as it generates sales and drives traffic of online shoppers. It does not only focus on reaching the audience but also converting them into customers. Having your business available and active on Instagram builds your target customer’s trust in your business. You need followers to keep up your stories. And the more followers on Instagram you have the better.
Getting your first 1000 followers on Instagram is not as easy as it used to be or as it sounds. Whether you’re opening a new account or new to the Instagram marketing getting followers is a great challenge. In this blog, I will share some tips that will help you get your first 1000 followers on Instagram fast.
- Build a Strong Personal Brand
To be able to resonate more with your audience create a personal business brand (a hybrid between a business account and a personal account). After creating a personal business brand the next step is to optimize your Instagram profile. Your username should be the business name and should be kept short and simple to make it memorable. Your name should be different from your username, use targeted keywords as your name. Segment your bio in two parts: the first part should tell who you’re and what you do, the second part should be a call to action (telling users what to expect after clicking your link).
- What to Post
The content you post on Instagram determines who you attract and how fast your account grows. All your content should be of high quality. High-quality images give you a good Instagram aesthetic. Edit your photos using Photoshop and other photo editing apps and programs before posting them to make them attractive and appealing. Contentful posts attract followers, you’ll get many followers who are looking for creative and educative contents following you. Know what hashtags your target followers are interested in and use them in your posts. Try as much as you can to engage with your followers and other accounts. Utilize the captions feature to inform people who you’re. Great captions help humanize your Instagram account allowing you to win more followers and making your contents more shareable. To improve the number of engagements your posts get, tag other accounts. Using relevant hashtags gives your posts a wider exposure than just the only people following you. Use hashtags smartly and sparingly by limiting their number to around three per caption. Do research on the relevant hashtags in your industry or niche using the Instagram app by tapping on the “Explore” tab.
- Utilize Instagram Stories
Many people don’t know the difference between Instagram stories and their feeds. Use Instagram Stories to share your journey. Use Instagram Stories to drive everyone looking at your story to your recent posts. Save your best Instagram stories showcasing who you’re and what your business is about as highlights in your account profile. Apart from publishing Instagram Stories, you can frequently go live using your Instagram account. Many people will get notifications when you go live and most probably they will follow you to your live video.