5 Tested methods To Grow Your Instagram In 2020
Instagram is here to stay so it is time to get serious about the 5 tested methods to grow your Instagram in 2020. Today, I will share with you the 5 methods I have personally used in my business to grow my instagram followings.
Method 1 for Instagram Growth – Be Authentic and Real
Gone are the days of the perfectly curated instagram feed! Now are the days of the messy, rawy, real and spontaneous instagram feed. The instagram feed is getting back to its roots and it is raw and spontaneous and it isn’t always planned out months in advance, crazy, I know but it is the truth.
You’ll even see this with influencers…their feeds aren’t perfectly curated, sure all of their photos might all have the same filter but you can see it is spontaneous. The pictures aren’t all perfectly styled and this is great news for people like you and me. This means take those bathroom selfies, random pictures and put them out there! Be human.
Method 2 for Instagram Growth – Engage
I like to think of engagement in two different buckets; (1) your existing followers and the people you are following and (2) your potential followers and community members.
For your existing following and the people that you follow I highly recommend you spend 5 minutes a day commenting on their posts, sending them messages, and responding to their stories. This signals to them and the instagram algorithm that you genuinely care.
For your potential community members and followers, these are the people you must convince them to follow you or another way to think of them is your ideal client. It is quite easy to find these people with a little bit of research, I like to find them under hashtags that they might use or under other accounts that they might be potentially following. I will use the same method for potential followers, comment on their posts, engage in their content, send them direct messages and respond to their stories. Again, 5 minutes a day makes a world of difference.
Method 3 for Instagram Growth – Create Instagram Stories Daily
As painful as it might be for me to share this method because I LOVE scheduling out my content in advance keeping instagram stories going daily is key to organic growth in 2020. If you didn’t know stories disappear after 24 hours and you cannot schedule stories in advance on the platform. This is where creating an editorial calendar will greatly benefit you. This allows you to quickly look at the calendar or store it on your phone then create inspired stories around what you already have scheduled on your calendar. For me, this ties into my content strategy and macro content.
Method 4 for Instagram Growth – Create Quality / Value Driven Content
It is super important to create high value content. Now, you might be thinking Jamie I don’t want to give away all of my content and I would contend it is ok to give a fair amount of it away because most people won’t be able to implement it themselves and / or take action on it.
Share content that helps your community move forward. Help them to achieve their goals. Help them solve the problem that keeps them up at night. Ask them questions. Inspire them to take action. Make your content action packed.
Method 5 for Instagram Growth – Consistency
Get consistent with your posting schedule, that means make a commitment to yourself and your community to show up on a regular basis. Now that might mean you commit to 4 posts per week and 1 live per month. Whatever that might be create a schedule and stick to it.
Get consistent with stories, and posts, and delivering value. Consistency is key if you want to create an engaged audience that grows. Consistency for me might look different than consistency for you. That’s ok. Just create a schedule that works for you and stick to it.
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