[379] How to grow your Instagram followers by 1k in 30 days

Are you trying to grow your following on Instagram, but things aren't moving as fast as you'd like? Fed up with people telling you to “just post more pictures of yourself” to get more followers? But how do you know if that is actually what your ideal client or customers want to see? Would you love to know what to post on Instagram to REALLY get your clients or customers engaging with you?

If so you’ll love my latest podcast episode in it, where I share three key strategies that I've used to grow my Instagram followers by over a thousand followers in the last 30 days.

I look at three key strategies. What kind of content to share and how I went about making key changes to my Instagram content by creating content that my ideal clients or customers were interested in. I also share how often I’m posting and how to analyse what time you need to post to reach your followers.

I also explain how you can get your content shared so that it can go viral and why you shouldn’t be afraid to be inspired by other people’s content and how to go about sharing other people’s content on your Instagram account to increase your following.

PLUS why you HAVE to experiment to see what type of content your audience likes and why you shouldn't feel a failure if your content flops.

And finally, I talk about hashtags and the strategies you can use to get the Instagram algorithm to show your posts to more people.

So if you're looking to grow your Instagram account, you definitely need to listen to this episode. I’d love to know what you think.

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Podcast shownotes

  • Why I decided to start focusing on growing my Instagram followers (3:10)
  • How to find out what type of content your ideal clients/customers engage with on Instagram (6:13)
  • Why you need to find out what type of content appeals to your ideal client/customer (08:01)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if no one engages with your content (14:04)
  • Why you need to focus on creating great content so that it gets shared (15:10)
  • Why you should experiment with different formats for your images and text (17:13)
  • How to research and find ideas for content to create  (19:10)
  • Why you should use other people's content for inspiration + how to share content (20:01)
  • How to analyse Instagram posts to figure out what made them popular (23:20)
  • Why you shouldn’t worry if you don’t have time to make your grid look amazing (25:20)
  • Why experimenting with posting times will help you to reach your ideal followers (26:28)
  • How to find the time to really make a difference on your Instagram account (29:02)
  • How to research Instagram hashtags and why the size of the hashtag  matters (31:39)
  • How to get your posts shown by the Instagram algorithm by using my hashtag strategy (33:15)
  • make the Instagram algorithm show your posts by using my hashtag strategy  (33:15)
  • How to analyse a popular Instagram post by looking at the comments rather than the likes (38:41)

Resources

@JanetMurrayuk  Instagram
@IamSamBearFoot Instagram

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