Instagram is one of the many social media sites that is very popular among people. Just like other social media sites, it is a platform where users are given chance to share pictures or photos both publicly and privately. Today, the social media has reached an enormous amount of users. There are more than five hundred million people from all over the world registered as active users. We can say that the stats could be described as highly encouraging and impressive.
There is a little statistic related to this social networking site, which is that more than 500 million people are registered as active users with more than 300 million are known as daily users. More than 80% from them are coming from outside US. If compared to other social media sites, Instagram records an amazing record; there are 4.2 billion likes everyday with more than 95 videos and photos uploaded every day. Because of that reason, the social networking site is simply a goldmine for online entrepreneurs and marketers.
The statistics above should give a signal to our nerves and help us understand that the existence of this social media site is very important and useful, especially for our business. With such promising prospect, we need to understand how do we get on the social media site and collect follower that will become our customers. Below, there are some simple steps we can use to help us reach such goal:
– Signup with Facebook
If we want to set up our Instagram account, this is the easiest and fastest way we can do. By signing up with Facebook, it will allow us to follow friends that are already have Instagram account and they will follow our account too. Surely, our family and friends should be our first followers, with their account they will help boost our profile and get us ready for the main deal.
– Quality images
One of the most important things to remember when we use this social networking site is uploading good, interesting photos. We have to make sure that the photos we uploadedare in high quality. If we can provide good quality photos, then we will easily get more comments, like and followers. It means, we will easily reach on the top of all our competitors within the same niche. To create quality photos, we need to use good camera. Make sure, that the focus and lighting are right.
– Give Like to other photos
Just like the first day in school, no people know us. It means, we need to introduce ourselves to other people if we want to start an interaction. Giving like to other people photos will make the owners visit our profile and they will possibly follow our account back and they may also give their likes to the photos. If we can reach it, our network will start to grow.
– Follow other people
The fastest way to make our Instagram followers grow is by following other accounts. When we follow others, they will decide to follow us back. It means there is a connection between us and them. By doing such thing, our followers will grow significantly, which means that we will get more likes.
– Comment on other photos
Maybe, this technique spends more time and efforts but the result is really satisfying. If we comment on other people’s pictures, the chance of them to follow our account is increasing. Big chance, they will also give likes and comments to our photos. Ithas been proven as one of the most effective techniques to increase followers.
– Give relevant hashtags
We have to know that hashtags have become something useful on social media, including Instagram. If we can create relevant hashtags, the visibility and popularity of our account will be increasing significantly. The more hashtags we use, the more popular our account and photos will become. It means that more followers, more comments and more likes will help boost our profile.
– Exchange Shoutouts
It is simply a win-win solution for account owners. This technique is a good method to promote others while they also promote us. We can say that this technique helps promoting our profile. To do it, we just need to find people within our niche and ask then for a Shoutout. We can do it by sending them an email or just asking them on Instagram.
– Go public
If our account is private, only our friends who can see what we share. If we go public, we will easily get followers.
As entrepreneurs, we need to be responsive with any possibilities. Using social networking site helps reach different layer of customers which may unable to reach with conventional marketing strategy. Most organizations and companies have using this social networking to promote their products and services. Promoting products via social media is not expensive and very easy. On the other hand, it is very effective.