Let’s start from the beginning, I started a beauty account at the end of 2015. It was a slow process and fumbling through & trying to figure out what I was doing. It got to a point where I started posting regularly I hit 500 followers and it sat there for months. It felt like a eternity that I sat at 500 and I could never understand why?
I’m sure I looked it up but i think I was looking in all the wrong places or felt uncomfortable with what people where suggesting. Then suddenly I was fully comitted to it in January I thought I need to really turn this around. So I set myself a goal to hit 1,000 followers in 3 months. I wanted something:
- Achievable/ realistic
- Organic followers (no buying or fake inactive accounts)
I had learnt so much and there seemed to be a lot more useful Instagram tips just appearing to me via my inbox, Pinterest & youtubers. It was then that I really realised how much of a secret I was keeping my account from friends & family. Not exactly a secret but it just wasn’t out the obvious to them that this is the account I use now. So if you’re running a business, blog or want to grow your Instagram like crazy to connect to big accounts.
How many friends do you have on your Facebook? Are you connecting with those friends? Are they in your target audience?
Chances are they are your friends or you’ve met them on a face to face basis or maybe they are within your target market. Now is not the time to be shy, as you’re pretty much wasting time. Get connected if you’re looking to use your Instagram for your business and your friends & family are the best way to get started. Even if you just have the one true supporter, that’s one more than you already had and think of all the people they know & then again who they know and so on. Word of mouth works wonders, hence why the blogging, you-tubing industry really blew up in the past couple of years & brands cottoned on that using them in their advertising campaigns is really going to see a real difference.
So why is all of this relevant or maybe you’ve even cottoned on to where I’m heading with this. I was definitely on the shy side with sharing my blog and Instagram for beauty and figured not many my friends would be interested. Obviously I was wrong and ignorant to think so, when I finally found a video and researched into Instagram a fair amount more and really wanted to start utilising this as a business tool. One of the best tips that led to 200 followers in one day (which was a huge jump for me since I was sat at the 500 followers for months!)
- Connect Instagram to Facebook
- Then click follow all
- When “Your Facebook friend XXX is on Instagram as XX” Follow them
- Then stay connected by liking & commenting on their posts
- In return this will led to more engagement on your posts
This honestly made me gain 200 followers in 24hrs, bearing in mind I probably connected my Facebook to Instagram previously but I didn’t follow all my Facebook friends because I assumed that they ‘wasn’t interested’ well 200 of them was and then their friends were so I’m glad my assumptive self was wrong! & I hit my 3 month goal in just 19 days into January! Which I was super surprised and excited about!
I hope you found this useful! What’s your Instagram hacks? Share in the comments below!
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