How to get your first 1000 Instagram followers

How to get your first 1000 Instagram followers

If you have just started your Instagram account, we’re betting you don’t have many Instagram followers yet. Although they come with time, there are certain things you can do to help increase your Instagram followers. GramHQ will help you get that first 1000 Instagram followers with little to no effort.


Make sure your account is public

This is pretty obvious, and we feel like it shouldn’t even need to be said, but for the serious Instagram newbies out there, make sure your account is public and not private. However, this only applies if you are using a personal account. If you have a business account through Instagram, your profile is automatically made public.

If you are currently using a personal account
for your brand, we highly recommend switching
to a business account to get access to general
analytics and other benefits.

If you haven’t made the switch and are operating your business on a personal account, make sure it's public. To do that, click your profile, and tap on the gear icon on the right-hand side of the page. Scroll down until you see Private Account, and make sure the toggle is switched off.


Find the right hastags

Using hashtags is an effective way to gain Instagram followers. Utilizing hashtags to their full potential goes hand in hand with our first tip: making sure your account is public. If your account is on private, your photos will not show up under the hashtags.

When it comes to using hashtags, put some thought
into which hashtags are the most relatable to your product.

For example, if you are a clothing business, search “best clothing hashtags” on Google for a list of the most used hashtags related to clothing. Use a variety of popular hashtags and some less popular hashtags. While leveraging hashtags with more than a million users might seem like it’ll provide a better opportunity to be seen, the high level of competition will likely have the opposite effect.

GramHQ allows you to target specific hashtags, people & locations.


Schedule your posts

It's best to follow a scheduled routine when posting to your Instagram account. Post at least once per day. To save time, you can schedule your Instagram posts using GramHQ. Scheduling your Instagram posts will automate your growth, and keep your followers satisfied with brand new content. Schedule a weeks worth of Instagram posts in minutes with GramHQ's instagram marketing tools.


Engae, engage, engage

Like the age-old adage, “Treat others the way you want to be treated,” when it comes to gaining your first 1,000 Instagram followers, you actually need to engage in order to receive engagement. If you’re just starting out, set aside 20 to 30 minutes a day to simply engage with your followers through liking their content, responding to comments, and finding new accounts to follow.

You can automate follow, liking & commenting through GramHQ's affiliate modules. Target specific hashtags that relate to your niche and start gaining 1000's of followers to your Instagram account.

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