You’ve set up a killer bio.
You know exactly what you’re doing with your link and avatar. You’ve used just the right amount of emojis, and your call-to-action is successfully driving the right amount of people to your landing page.
However, it’s not the time to sit back and relax just yet. You’ve got to continue to play the Instagram game, and this means strategy. The more you put into your page, the more you’ll get out of it, especially if you take on this philosophy early on.
Let’s take a look at the best ways to attract the right kind of followers (without using automation or bots at this stage).
You might feel threatened by the competition, but if you play your cards right, you can use them to your advantage and leverage yourself in the process. Look at who is following them and see if there are any on the list that you would like to follow, based on their names and avatars.
Like some of their most recent posts and even leave a heartfelt comment that comes across as personal and warm. If the comment is inviting and relevant to your topics of interest, chances are they’ll reply, and that conversation may very well lead to a follow-on your page in return.
Using post notifications to boost your page and attract the right kind of people is another fantastic strategy within the Instagram game. Searching and following pages that are similar to you is the first step in this process.
The next step is to turn on your post notifications for these pages so that you are notified every time they upload a new post.
This gives you the opportunity to be one of the first to comment on it so that your name comes up first. Not only will they see you and your comment, but their followers will also see it.
Ensure that it’s an eye-catching and intriguing comment that could potentially entice their followers to check out your page. Once they’ve checked out your profile, a good number of them could very well start following you.
Seeking out Content
The successful pages on Instagram aren’t the only ones that could give you a leg up. When you search relevant content to your page, find the ones that still are under 1000 followers.
Because they are still small fry and are looking for ways to grow their page themselves, they aren’t going to ignore attention from you.
If you follow them and like their content, they are very likely to do the same to you back.
Gaining new followers requires consistency in your Instagram activity, but attracting the right ones involves some clever strategies.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there, and don’t feel threatened by those who seem to be doing better than you. You’d be surprised at how their success can actually turn into yours, and help you get ahead as you continue to build your business Instagram page.