Whether you are a new or longtime Instagram user, it can get frustrating and depressing to post your favorite photos sometimes especially when you put a lot of hard work and time into taking and editing those pictures to make it “Instagram worthy “. Then you share those pictures with so much excitement and then after a long time it has only a few “Likes” and “Comments”. Huh… I know. It can be discouraging, morale-denting and ego-wrecking!!!
In this article, I will be sharing with you 10 amazing, power-packed and surprisingly easy ways to gain 100000 followers within as little as 5days and increase the engagements, number of likes and comments on your Instagram posts.
You’ll notice that many of the ideas below are focused on increasing engagement (number of likes and comments) and gaining followers, and this is because: lasting engagement naturally leads to more followers. As you implement the strategies below, it is important to note that lasting engagement on your Instagram posts will naturally lead to increasing in followers i.e the more the Likes and Comments on your posts, the more followers you’ll get. So, remember that there is no substitute for posting engaging, creative and relevant photos that your followers would love to engage with on a regular basis. Hence, the methods I will be sharing in this article is geared towards increasing the number of Likes and Comments on your Instagram posts and ultimately gain up to 100000 followers within a period as little as 5days.
1. Complete your Profile and Bio.
It is very important that you have an engaging bio in your profile, so make sure that you have a complete profile and bio as this is the first insight about you or the kind of person you are that your potential followers are going to see first. Remember that your followers prefer quality over quantity, so edit your account to leave only the best photos. People don’t want to follow someone with hundreds of irrelevant photos of food or other random shots. So, use relevant keywords and hashtags in your profile bio. If you have a website too, don’t hesitate to include it in your bio.
2. Promote your account.
Wait… Hold up!!! I didn’t mean promote your account with money, I mean to promote your Instagram account on your other social media accounts and profiles. For example, you can promote your Instagram account and share a link to your account on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn and so on so that your followers on those platforms can also follow you on Instagram.
3. Like and comment on random pictures.
A super cool and easy way to get noticed by hundreds of Instagram users is to like and comment on hundreds of random pictures of Instagram users that you’ll like to be followed by. This is a strategy that works, as you get noticed by all the users you liked their photos and your followers will increase. This is the most natural and easiest way to gain up to 100000 new followers organically in as little as 5days period without paying a dime. It is a tested and trusted strategy used by Neil Patel.
4. Use popular Hashtags.
When you post photos on Instagram, include hashtags that are popular and well known or trending to help increase your followers so that your photos can be found in the search area. Some of the most popular hashtags are: #FF (Follow Friday), #instafollow, #l4l (Like for like), #likeforfollow, #fff (Follow for follow), #f4f, #followTrain, #tagforlikes, #followback, #love, #instagood, #tbt #throwback, #nofilter, and #photooftheday and so many other trending hashtags.
5. Follow people too.
It is not enough that you only do the 4 steps mentioned above alone. If you want to increase your Instagram followers and drive post engagements through the roof, you also have to put in the work and follow as many users as possible. Search for Instagram users and follow users that are using popular hashtags like #followme, #followback, #followTrain and #likeforlike as it is very likely that many of them will follow you back.
6. Ask questions or Call to Action.
Humans generally like to be instructed and told what to do. So when you post photos on your Instagram account, ask a question or a call to action in the caption of your photo. You can also get your followers to engage with your posts by asking them to do something or to take a particular action. This is an amazingly great, easy and cheap way to increase the number of likes and comments on your posts. For example, you can ask your followers: “What do you think?”, “Let me know what you think in the comments section”, or “What do you think I do for a living?”, “What does it look like I do for a living?” etc.
7. Be consistent.
There is absolutely no harm in posting all the time, so don’t be afraid to post photos often. You have to know why you are on Instagram and posting photos in the first place. What do you intend to achieve with your Instagram account? Is it for personal, branding or marketing purposes? Then, figure out who your target audience is. Those people that you are posting photos for. Then serve them with relevant, creative and engaging content on a regular basis and see your number of followers and engagements increase organically without paying a dime. Studies have shown that there is no direct relationship between the number of likes and comments you get and the number of photos you post.
8. Tell a Story.
People are more likely to share, like and comment on your post if you use the image captions of your post to tell a compelling, captivating and engaging story. Research has shown that storytelling will help your followers have an emotional connection with your posts.
People generally don’t like being tagged in photos that are irrelevant or photos that they do not appear in. So, only tag people in your photos when it is relevant or when they appear in that photo. Tagging people will guarantee that the post will appear on their timeline and makes it more likely that they will like or comment on the post.
10. Plan. Prepare. Act.
To get the best chance of successfully increasing your number of followers and driving engagements on your posts, you need to be intentional and purposeful. You need to make a detailed plan of how you want to use the social media platform. Then prepare a schedule of what to do and keep yourself on track. Then follow through with your schedule.
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