How to Gain Instagram Followers

how to gain instagram followers

Now, I am by no means an expert at anything when it comes to social media. I’ve been learning about it all for the past two years, as I’ve grown my blog in the process. Since then, I never really focused much on Instagram. Recently, I’ve seen what an amazing tool it is and how much it can help me get traffic on my blog. Whenever I posted my August Goals, many people commented asking for a post about how I have gained as many followers as I have. I figured, why not share what I’ve done?

how to gain instagram followers

#1 Post regular content.

This may seem obvious but I did not post on a regular basis before working on growing my Instagram following. I rarely posted at all actually, unless it was a photo of my animals or a bomb selfie I took. Now, I put a lot of photos that relate to my blog and it really seems to draw people’s attention.

#2 Participate in Facebook groups.

love Facebook groups for bloggers. They are the reason I get so much traffic on my blog. I find so much support and help from other bloggers and being in them has helped with my Instagram as well. Specifically, I joined a group called UK Instagram Support (no I’m not from the UK but she said anyone could join ?) and it’s amazing. So much love and people actually follow the rules that are given, so the support is legit.

#3 Be active on other Instagrammers’ profiles.

You get what you give. This is obvious but many wonder why they don’t get activity on their profiles but they don’t do anything but post their own photos. I try my best to go through my feed, go on hashtags I enjoy, and visit other bloggers’ profiles to show the love and inspire them to, hopefully, visit my profile!

I know this wasn’t jam packed with a worksheet, tips to make money, and all that jazz but this is 100% real, free advice that truly helped me gain my following. I may not get thousands of new followers a day but the followers I get are genuine and they have stayed, kept liking my photos, and kept engaging on them as well. This is all I ask for!

What are your tips for growing your Instagram account? Leave them in the comments to share the wealth!

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18 Comments

  1. I’ve just posted a blog goals update myself, and had to confess to losing Instagram followers! I’ve just joined the group you’ve suggested and look forward to trying some of your other hints and tips!

    1. It really is because so many have awesome pages that some of us get left in the dust! 🙁 I’m slowly but surely growing with these tips I mentioned!

  2. I’m gonna check the FB group you talked about. I tried to participate in some FB groups, but I found people are so full of hate & anger there… so weird. And they do this stupid thing of follow/unfollow… But hopefully this one is better! 🙂

  3. I’ve started on instagram in March and I’m really focused on getting dog lovers to follow me, but as soon as a throw in a blog post update I don’t see them clicking on my link to read, but they love my dog pics and also comment and like them. My dog pics come from the blog anyway. I’m guessing they prefer pics over reading. I’m not sure. It seemed like a good idea but now I’m thinking I need to expand my followers to different types. Glad you’re seeing traffic from IG. So there is hope lol. The be active on other people’s profiles tip works great. That applies to all social media. 🙂

    1. I think the only bad part to Instagram is not being able to actually link the photos you post so people can just click them to get to links!

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