35 Tips to Get Instagram Followers

For Instagram to be effective, you will need a solid base—and that means more followers. 

There was a time when you could just use bots or buy followers. But that’s a thing of the past. Here is how you can increase your follower count for free.

How to Get Your FIRST 1,000 FOLLOWE...
How to Get Your FIRST 1,000 FOLLOWERS on Instagram (2020) | Tech Tian
  • A good Instagram strategy. You have to create a plan first. Figure out what you want to achieve. Why are more followers important to you? The goal will help you maintain consistency. 
  • Define your ideal audience. Know who you want to reach—their age, location, etc.
  • Come up with a solid brand aesthetic and story. Your posts should all fit in together.
  • Utilize keywords. Include a relevant keyword in your username. 
  • Use hashtags to be discovered. These come up when people search for stuff on Instagram. 
  • Take time with your profile and bio. The profile should convince non-followers to follow.
  • Post high-quality content. Make your content captivating and engaging.
  • Craft amazing captions. 
  • Pin the best comments. If a user posts a comment with lots of engagement, pin it.
  • Promote the Instagram account. Share it with your Facebook or Twitter audience.
  • Embed posts in your website. Embedded posts are clickable and will lead readers to your Instagram account.
  • Posts content that can be re-shared, such as a great infographic.
  • Share your account in online newsletters, email signatures, etc.
  • Include your Instagram name tag in offline materials such as product packaging.
  • Aim to get your content shared by feature accounts.
  • Aspire to get your content on the Explore tab.
  • Add a location tag to your posts.
  • Tag relevant Instagram users in your posts and stories.
  • Encourage other users to tag you. Their audience will see your handle. 
  • Find relevant accounts to follow. The people you follow may check out your profile and follow back.
  • Get involved in existing communities. Share, comment and like other users’ posts.
  • Consider influencer marketing. Influencers are trusted and they will boost your brand.
  • Collaborate. Try working with other brands.
  • Utilize Instagram Stories. They are highly popular.
  • Make use of interactivity features like polls, chat stickers, etc.
  • Include great content and info in your Stories highlights.
  • Make an Instagram Live collaboration by “going live with a friend”.
  • Do an IGTV series. Use these to explore topics in detail.
  • Make an AR filter. When people use it, your username will show up at the top.
  • Be consistent. People followed you for your content.
  • Know when to post. Try different times and see what works best with your audience.
  • Schedule your stories and posts. This helps with consistency. And you don’t have to be online when it is time to post.
  • Run contests. The entry process could involve people following you and commenting on a post.
  • Try advertising. This may not be free but it is powerful if you want to reach new people. 
  • Learn from Insights. Make use of the Instagram analytics tools. Learn more about your audience and review your numbers. 

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