I started my Social Media journey with Facebook, then I grew my skills on LinkedIn and now increasing my skill portfolio to Instagram.
I have learned tons on how Instagram works – algorithms, what to post, what not to post, hashtags, stories, resharing posts, themes and loads more, you name it!
I recently purchased this Instagram course, most of the content was info I already knew but there was about 20% I didn’t know, so together with what I have learned and what this course has outlined here are my 7 Tips to Grow your Instagram Account:
1) Pick a Niche and Stick To It
Create a page that you are truly passionate about. For example cars, business, fashion, running, surfing etc.
2) Choose The Correct Handle
The handle is the name of your account. Make it simple and catchy, don’t use numbers or symbols!
3) Writing Your Bio
Make it simple and let people know what you will be posting on your page. Use simple keywords related to your niche, use emojis as some people don’t like to read much. Use one or two relevant hashtags as this will give more exposure in the long run. Add your website if you have one.
4) Call To Action
This is powerful if used right, don’t beg people to follow or be too spammy., rather use a line like this: ‘Follow me on my Travel Journey’
Especially when you starting out or in the early days growing your account, it is difficult to understand what content should be posted. My advice is to keep your content relevant to your niche, and of course the nicer the photo the more interaction.
6) Re-Sharing (Regramming) Popular Content
Re-sharing or Regramming (Instagram term) other pages content is a great trick to use especially when you have run out of content of your own, or haven’t had time to create new content. Although this is a great trick and can get a lot of mileage, just be sure to re-share relevant content to your page. Very Important: copy the caption, credit and tag the page you share.
7) Following and Engagement
Use Instagram as its meant to be and your account will grow. Engage with other people’s content, like their photos and leave funny/interesting comments. This is powerful!!
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog I purchased an Instagram course, was on special for $19 and well worth it! This is a good start for anyone wanting to grow their account and the right way, I highly recommend it. Click on photo for course details.
Signing off… Barry Dean from The Lifestyle Buz