Easy ways to grow your Instagram Followers for FREE

Here’s how to grow your Instagram organically.

The challenge is to get new followers because there are so many people using the platform and thus you’ll have to stand out from your competition. Your competition consists of hardcore entrepreneurs as well as regular folks sharing their stories through the network.

Before we get into growing your Instagram followers let’s first see why it is so helpful.

What are the benefits of using Instagram to grow your followers and business?

More online visibility

No business size limitations

Potential to make sales using the platform

This is a feature that will link the visitor back to the company’s online store where their products are available for purchase.

Instagram stories “fleshing-out” emotions

Through Instagram stories, you can give your audience a sneak peek into your daily life. This helps your business become more “human” in their eyes and helps build trust with your audience. Stories help to appeal to the emotional side of your market and create credibility for your brand.

Better trust and relationships

Safety in numbers

Users often praise Instagram for its aesthetics and mechanics compared to networks such as Facebook.

Importance of hashtags

How to grow your Instagram followers without spending money

We have these simple ways that you can use to help you make it happen without spending much, in fact, you can do this for free.

1. Create a smashing profile

Be clear about the messages you send through your profile. For example, does your audience know that you’re selling fashion jewellery?

Did you add a profile picture that represents your business?

This could be the business logo too. Remember that as part of promoting your brand, you need to make sure that you are consistent with how you advertise your brand.

2. Have a gallery that wows

One of the best ways to grow your Instagram is by having a visually appealing account.

To make a good impression on your viewers you need to have great looking photos that people want to look at. After all, Instagram is about sharing stories mostly in the form of pictures.

3. Post at your optimum times

When you post during the right times that means that your content has more chances of being seen. In other words, you can grow your Instagram followers because they’ll see your posts in peak times when it’s “harder to miss”.

If you have a business account, you can check the “Insights” section to learn which times are best for people to see your posts.

4. Consistent posting

You can’t post one post and then go radio silent for three weeks. Your followers will quickly move on. Stay consistent with your posting to get the best results from Instagram.

When posting, you need to know that quality content matters as well.

5. Promote more engagement

Engagement will continue to “nourish” the content and further grow it and in this way draw more followers.

6. Geotagging is the real deal

This could help people to find your business location and it could attract followers within a specific area. By geotagging locations, you help people discover whether or not a place is local, within distance, or far away.

7. Make those hashtags work for you

The more people see the keyword tags, the more they’ll become familiar with the hashtags related to your business or the post. This will help increase followers and content viewers.

8. Engage with popular posts

Start getting active and converse with others in popular posts. The chances of people finding your comments increase when you’re actively involved in trending posts. This will create exposure for your brand and may increase your followers.

9. Let your bio URL work it’s magic for you

Use this valuable piece of real estate to direct people to your latest lead magnet or blog post.

10. CTA paving the way

Loyal followers may become loyal customers, but the key is to keep it real and maintain that special bond.

CTAs not only prompt action it also forms part of the “greater engagement”.

11. Like and support others (share the love)

The takeaway on how to grow your Instagram followers

The platform is easy to use and even if you had no idea of how it works, you could consider hiring marketing experts to help you.

Instagram has so many tools to help you reach your ideal audience. If you can engage and reach your target audience it will show your potential followers that you a real person. Along with being “real”, it will also show that you care about helping them to solve their problems.

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Originally published at https://blog.bigdomino.co.za on August 12, 2019.



There is nothing like… loving your craft. We find pleasure in finding ways of making more money for our clients across the globe through digital marketing.

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There is nothing like… loving your craft. We find pleasure in finding ways of making more money for our clients across the globe through digital marketing.