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Six Incredible Strategies for Gaining Instagram Followers

Filed in Marketing by on February 12, 2018 0 Comments • views: 45

There is no doubt that the use of social media has gained traction and Instagram too continues its meteoric upsurge in both monthly user base and saturation metrics.

Many online entrepreneurs have decided to get involved in the use of Instragram to grow their businesses.

The Statistics indicate that Instagram engagement rate is much higher than either Facebook or Twitter.

It would be a serious mistake if your business makes not to make Instagram a part of your marketing campaign nowadays.

Based on the foregoing statements, here are a few strategies to help you grow your Instagram following:

Posting Daily

You should get into a consistent flow when posting on Instagram. However, you should be cautious not to bombard your followers with too much content.

Ideally, you should just post a few times per day.

As usual, you should ensure building quality content combining it with consistent engagement with your followers without necessarily flooding their feeds.

You need to share on a systematic basis so you can determine what works best for you and your online business.

More importantly, you should provide original creative, engaging content, and you’ll be immensely rewarded with not only more fans, but followers that are interested in your content.

Promote User Content

A great way to promote user content is to take fantastic content from other creators, and put it on your Instagram account. Be sure to give credit to the original producer of the material, though. Show off the unique and uncommon stories your users have to tell, and when you do, make sure to add hashtags that point back to your business.

Photo Contest

Photo contests are a fun way to share your brand while gathering photos from followers under a theme.

Be sure to get involved in the contest yourself while sharing it across multiple platforms. But don’t be in a hurry. Allow users time to hear about the contest and participate.

Make sure the rules are clear and concise, so you avoid confusion with the contest. If you’re unsure of how to proceed, find a business to partner up and double the audience.

Understand Hashtags

Hashtags are an essential part of Instagram, and using the right hashtag can make the difference between a post that falls flat and one that shoots to the top of your followers feeds. 

To determine the appropriate hashtags to use, peruse the content of those similar to your own. You can search for and record hashtags that are relevant to your brand, then use them in your content to drive traffic to your business.

Filter Selection

Instagram filters are fun, but also a little confusing. Which ones should you use to drive views and engagement? Pay attention to the responses you receive depending on the filter you use. Some tend to lead to more views, while others may contribute to a higher number of comments. Play around with them and find the ones that work best for your business.


Really engage with your followers. A list of all the greatest tips and tricks will be helpful, but they’re never going to compete with rolling up your sleeves and getting dirty on the platform. Be intentional about leaving thoughtful, engaging comments, like photos that strike you as meaningful.

Find new people to follow on a regular basis, interact with them, and respond to their questions and comments. Doing so will result in natural and organic growth for your Instagram platform.

Gaining followings on other social media networks can feel like you’re beating your head against a wall, but that doesn’t have to be the case with Instagram.

Create engaging, quality content and connect with your followers.

The way you engage with your followers will have a direct impact on how your account increases.

If you’re willing to help others, word will spread, and growth will occur.

For additional help, you can check out DFY’s lead generation system.

Hope this was useful.

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My name is Benito Semommung, aka “The Wealthy Ben”, an affiliate marketing consultant, freelance writer and online business owner. I am the owner of, an online business for sharing information on wealth creation online and financial freedom. My life purpose is to care deeply, love intensely; to joyfully explore, learn, grow, and prosper; and to creatively help others achieve their full potential, and to serve the Almighty for the highest good of all.

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