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How to Gain Followers on Instagram

By Editorial Staff

By Evan Schimek

With over a billion monthly active users, Instagram has grown to become the third largest social network on Earth. Second, only to Facebook and YouTube, Instagram has exploded in recent years as an immensely popular application across the globe. The photo-sharing platform simplistic format and extensive editing tools available within the program have drawn in users from all walks of life. Whether you’re a newbie or an Insta-vet, here’s how to gain followers on Instagram fast!

Get creative with your hashtags

Hashtags are a great way to increase the outreach and depth to your post. The important point is to maximize your hashtag effectiveness by using the right ones. Be funny, original and really tie your photo together with a couple of good hashtags but don’t overdo it. Fashion and lifestyle blogger Sivan Ayla Richards uses multiple trending hashtags in her caption to reach more users.

Make the most out of your profile picture

Your profile picture is the first thing people see when they interact with your profile. Make sure that snapshot is representative of how you want people to view you and your content. An unclear or far away photo might be difficult to interpret to potential followers. Kylie Jenner makes the most out of her profile picture by using a closeup beauty shot.

Kylie Jenner's Profile Picture - How to Gain Followers on Instagram  Make the most out of your bio

Other than your profile picture, your bio section is another one of the first things people see on your profile. An empty bio section is like submitting a blank resume. Whether it’s short or long, funny or serious, make sure its representative of yourself and your respective content. Influencer, actress, singer, and dancer Lele Pons makes the most out of her bio by being personable and acknowledging her millions of fans. 

Lele Pons makes the most out of her bio - How to Gain Followers on Instagram Jump into trending topics

Keep your eye out for popular posts and trends. An influx of visitors to these ideas will put your post in front of more people. You can identify what’s happening in your local area and target specific demographics to reach the right crowd of people. Comedian Celeste Barber keeps up to date with trending topics by recreating them on her Instagram. Peep her caption that also relates to the 

Establish your own style

This last tip might be the most important of all. In order to separate yourself from the competition, you need to solidify your unique profile. Decide what content you and to publish and develop the best content you can for yourself. Stand out with originality and top quality posts. Travel blogger Lauren Bullen establishes her own style by posting pictures of her trips and editing them cohesively. 

Gypsea Lust establishes her own style

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