Social media is very important if you are a blogger or Youtuber. I started Instagram a couple years ago but just for personal use. When I started my blog and Youtube I was thinking 'how can people notice me?'. I made a new Instagram account for my blog and I saw my subscribers growing and the views on my blog. You can promote yourself on Instagram and come in touch with other bloggers/youtubers. I started my new Instagram account in March and I already have 870 followers. I gained 500 new subscribers just because of Instagram. I have some tips for you to grow on Instagram and gain more followers, likes, subscribers, viewers and more.
1: Use hashtags
Hashtags are probably the most effective way of searching for images on Instagram and it's a great way to get your photos/account noticed. Use hashtags that are related to your picture. If you are a beauty blogger use the hashtag #beautyblogger. People will immediately know that you are a beauty blogger. I use 10-20 hashtags under my picture usually. You will get more likes and followers if you use hashtags and it's very easy too. If you want more subscribers on Youtube use the hashtag #subscribe or #sub4sub. People will comment on your picture if you would like to subscribe to your channel and they will subscribe back.
2: Comment and like other pictures
I like to browse through hashtags that I am interested in and like other people's pictures. If I really like the picture I will go to the account and like some more pictures and comment on a few or just one. They will notice you and maybe follow you because you liked/commented their pictures. This is a very effective way to gain more followers and likes. If they follow you it's good to follow back. They maybe unfollow you again because you didn't followed back.
3: TAG people/brands
When I post a picture about make-up or clothes I like to tag the brand that's in the picture. It's not only good to get noticed by people but also by brands. They can repost your picture on their account and you will receive more followers, likes and comments. I posted a picture of some Maybelline products a couple weeks ago and they asked me if they could repost my picture. Of course I said it's okay to post my picture on their account. They tagged me in the picture and I've got 50 more followers. Just by tagging Maybelline and let them repost my picture!
4: Communicate with other Instagrammers
I've met a lot of great and lovely people on Instagram. We have an Instagram group chat and support each other on Instagram & Youtube. They like most of my pictures on Instagram just because they know me and support me. It's great to get to know other people that are also interested in Beauty, Lifestyle and Fashion.
5: Create a feed
I never understood a 'feed' and how important it is to have a good one. I just randomly posted pictures and wasn't thinking about my feed. For the people who don't know what a feed is; a feed is all your pictures on Instagram. I started all over again and thought about my feed when I uploaded some new pictures. My feed was looking better and better and I've got a lot of more followers because of my feed. It's also important to upload good and beautiful pictures. When I upload a picture with a lot of products I like to post a simple picture after that. It's good to great a balance and routine in your feed.
Hope you guys like these tips on how to grow on Instagram. If you have any tips feel free to comment them below! Good luck and see you on Instagram! (@nouveaublvck).