We made it to 1k! I’ve learned so much this last month about “building an Instagram” in 2020.
Here are a few tips + things I’ve done to grow this account. This might not work for everyone but wanted to share in case you’re interested in building your account!
1️⃣ Plan your feed. I use the app Preview to organize how my photos will be laid out. When someone visits your page, they should be able to glance through and get a sense of what your account is about, and it should be “easy on the eyes” — ie, not too cluttered and messy looking.
2️⃣ Use hashtags. I use the app Hashtag Expert to help generate hashtags for my posts. You can also make your own hashtag lists in your notes app and copy and paste every time you post. These should be tags that are relevant to your type of account, and what similar accounts are using.
3️⃣ Engage. This is probably the most important. I comment, like, and follow accounts that are similar to mine. I also engage back with people who comment on my pictures. This is how you build your voice and create an audience!
4️⃣ Post consistently. Posting 1-2 times a day for the first few months of starting your account is so important. When people come to yours page they want to scroll through rows and rows of pictures and it takes a while to accumulate all of them in your feed!
5️⃣ Don’t give up! Sometimes it takes months or more to get your account to start growing organically. It takes a lot of engaging with similar accounts before you start getting reposted onto the explore page.