Instagram is my new obsession. Instagram is a social network that allows you to is tell a story about your life and business through photos.
You can connect with other like minded folks either locally or from across the world and it has been a great resource for me. I’ve been making new connections that have helped me grow my business as well as drive more traffic to my blogs post, other social networks and my website. Not only has this been a wonderful tool for business it has also been so much fun connecting with new folks from around the world about topics I am passionate about.
As I’ve been exploring Instagram I’ved learn several key tips that will help you grow your followers quickly and easily. So, let’s get started and talk about what will help you grow on Instagram
Tip #1. Post a snapshot on Instagram and then share it to Facebook and Twitter from Instagram. This will get folks to click on your photo link and that may prompt them to pop over to your profile and start following you. (Hint: you can tweak your comment by deleting some of the hashtags out to meet your 140 characters and to eliminate them from your Facebook posts.) ***First post the photo to Instagram, then go back in and share it after you’ve already posted. Then all you have to do is change the text.
Tip #2. Share your Instagram profile on other social networks and invite folks to follow you. A great way to do this is on Facebook and post this: “Are we friends on Instagram yet? I’d love to connect with you.” Add a link www.Instagram.com/AmandaBrazel and then put a great photo of your profile to attract new followers, like this.
Tip #3. Add an Instagram plug in to your sidebar on your website or blog. Another great way to encourage more followers is to have a plug in on your blog or website side bars. While people are visiting your website it’s a great idea to encourage new followers and allows people to access your profile and follow you directly.
Tip #4. Put an Instagram icon on your website. Have your web designer add an icon on your website that is linked to your Instagram account. You never know when people will feel called to connect with you in other ways, that is why it’s good to have your social icons in multiple places. (**Hint: always post your social icons on all pages, and at the top and bottom footers. Many people often make the mistake of making them super tiny and placing that at the bottom of the page.)
Tip #5. Find people or businesses that interest you and connect. The key here is to visit other people’s or business’s profiles, then start going through their photos and like a bunch of them. Also, make a comment or two. Of course make sure it is genuine and be authentic. People can smell it if you only WANT something. Lead with giving! After you like several of their photos, give them a follow. They will then see that you liked a bunch of their photos because your name will pop up repeatedly in their feed. This is a great way to attract new followers. 90% of the time they will follow you back and if they like your photos they will most likely like a bunch of your photos too. This is an amazing way to grow. Do this for 5 minutes each day. You will grow by leaps and bounds if you implement this tip!
Cheers, Love and Success,
Passionate Social Media Manager, Consultant, Trainer, Blogger, Pure Barre Life, Clean Foods Enthusiast, Lover of Life & People, Happy Wife & Mom of 3..
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