I’ll be honest with you, it’s not an overnight success! It’s something you really have to put time and effort in if you want to do it.
That said, it’s certainly not impossible!
These are the top 5 strategies on getting to your first 10,000 followers:
Strategy #1 Post every day
This is not a secret! Most successful influencers post every single day, some more than once a day. It’s not magic, it’s consistency! It’s about showing up daily for your audience and attracting your target followers. The trick to doing this is to plan ahead so that you’re not always worrying about what to post that day.
My favorite tool to schedule my Instagram content is PLANOLY and you can plan out how your grid will look, it’s a really fun too to use!
Strategy #2 Stay on brand
Make sure you’re not just posting for the sake of posting. Staying on brand means that your content aligns with your brand’s core values and serves a purpose.
Before posting on Instagram, ask yourself these questions: Does it bring value to your audience? Does it inspire or entertain? If it’s a no, then don’t post!
Take the time to create and deliver valuable content and your audience will love you for it and you’ll attract followers who resonate with your message.
Strategy #3 Use hashtags
Yes, this still one of the most important strategies that you can use on Instagram to attract people to your posts. Think of it like “SEO for Instagram” it’s how Instagram categorizes your post and lots of people browse through hashtags or use the search tool.
If you’re still new at using hashtags or want to learn how to use them effectively, you can download my freebie, The Ultimate Instagram Hashtag Guide! I’ll include the link in the video description for you.
Strategy #4 Increase engagement
It’s not just about posting, it’s also about consistently engaging with your audience. There are a few ways to do this. One way is to include a “Call-to-Action” in your caption - this is something like a question, for example, What are your weekend plans? Or something like, Tag 2 friends to enter this giveaway.” This prompts engagement which will lead to more comments. You should also respond to everyone’s comments on your posts and continue the conversation.
Remember, Instagram is a social media platform - the keyword here is “social,” so BE SOCIAL!
Strategy #5 Target your followers
So I explain this more in detail in The Ultimate Instagram Hashtag Guide that you can download for free, but what this means is that you need to find your target audience. So get to know your audience and know which Instagram accounts they’re following and what hashtags their using. From there you can go to those accounts and hashtags and start engaging with them. This means you’re liking, commenting or maybe even following your target audience. Do this at least one hour every single day.
This is one of the FASTEST ways to grow your following!
So those are the 5 Strategies to get your first 10,000 followers on Instagram.
It’s not hard to do, you just have to be consistent and do them on a daily basis. If you want to grow faster, you can put more time into it! Like anything, the more your put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.