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10 Tips and Tricks That Will Make You Grow on Instagram

Updated on November 23, 2017

It is impossible to anyone nowadays to not know what Instagram is, being one of the biggest social media handles on the internet, everyone has to have an account here and everyone is probably wanting to know how to step up their Instagram game (let's face it, that's way too important). It is not impossible to make your following range grow as high as you want to, you just need a bit of work and dedication, and we want to help you! So here we gathered just for you the most useful tricks and tips to take your Instagram account to the next level.

1) Use Hashtags!

You probably already knew this trick, an oldie but a goodie, However, we're here to remind it to you!. Hashtags are one of the most important things on instagram, mainly because it helps us find pictures more easily just by creating unique trend topics where people can just click on and see everything. When you are posting your next photo on Instagram, remember to always use some hashtags on them so more people can reach your profile!. Remember, you can use up to 30 hashtags and just with them you will be able to get 10% more likes in your picture. Isn't that great?

A little recommendation from us: Don't make those hashtags your picuture's description, it would look a lot better if you add them as one of your comments! and remember to always hashtag what best describes your picture, you want everything to make sense, don't you?.

2) Tag your posts!

Yes, we know, it kind of sounds just the same as our first trick, but we promise you it is not!.

After deciding which amazing picture you are uploading on your feed, never forget to tag your posts! you can tag your favorite photography accounts on them, your friends, or maybe some accounts that relate to the propose of your account. What this will do is that it may be able to make some of those accounts repost your content. Which will make you gain followers. Followers = Likes. Nice math, huh? we all know this is the kind of math you need in your life.

3) Find the Hot minute to post!

The ultimate secret to getting more likes and it is kind of self-explanatory. The secret for getting more likes is to based on your followers, you need to find what's the best time for you to post anything on your feed, this way you will get more likes on your picture because it will be up in a time where there will be more traffic in the platform. Some of the examples for these times could be, Lunchtime, mid-afternoon, night, these are the times where people will most likely be scrolling through their feed and it will be the perfect time for you to post your pic!.

Not that difficult to understand, Is it?

4) Don't ever use bots!

And if you don't know what we are talking about, here we got some explanation for you. the word "Bots" refers to the little robotic things that are around the internet and imitate human behavior, a lot of people nowadays have used to make their following go up, not only on Instagram but in a lot other social media.

Let's make this clear! this is wrong and not fair. What do you gain with fake following people? Fewer likes, Less good activity on your feed and boring followers that won't be interested in what you do. Not fun at all!.

One of the best tips you could use on your Instagram account is this, don't use bots, don't waste your time on Instagram Following apps and don't ever think of wasting your money on buying followers. Remember this, Everything will turn out better if you work for it, that's how big things are made and that's how life works best.

5) Have a target and Spread the word!

Now that you have your Instagram account and all the energy to start making it grow, you need to be clear on what kind of audience you want to attract to your profile, as well as how you want to spread the word around social media so the right people follow you and before you even notice, boom, you will make your profile grow in no time.

Some of the ways you can start spreading the word online is telling all your friends to follow you on your account! share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and all social media you can possibly have! there can be followers everywhere!.

6) Find your aesthetic!

One of the big secrets for Instagram success is having a feed that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and you may be wondering 'What's an aesthetic?', well, aesthetic means that all of the pictures you can have on your feed could go around the same color variety or color palette to make it all organized and (in fewer words) make it look clean and pleasing to the eye.

This is, of course, something optional you can use on your account or not, not everyone has the chance to make every photo the same, and that's okay! as long as your feed is unique and you make it yours, it must be worth it!.

7) Be active!

Super important! How are you going to start getting followers if your activity is low? the main key is to keep a constant activity on your feed! You can like pictures, comment, talk to friends, send pictures, post pictures, anything you want, what counts is that you are keeping your account active and making people know you're there.

8) Don't use the typical #follow4follow!

Listen, We get it, you want followers, but for the love of god, don't ever use the #follow4follow tag, it is not the way to go. Not for a single chance.

This may have been pretty popular at some time since Instagram was founded, but it is not a thing anymore, just don't it.

It looks bad and it doesn't work as well as you think it does, oh well, it doesn't work at all, so you get the point, don't try it, just don't it for a healthier and better Instagram life.

9) Be your own photographer!

This is not much of a secret, but definitely one of the best parts of being on Instagram! it involves 100% your creativity and nothing else. You can use your phone or whatever Camera you have around and just be creative!.

You can even do it with your friends or alone! it's all up to you, all you need is a lot of energy and a camera, make the best out of it!.

10) Have fun!


What would all of these tips be worth if you are not enjoying yourself? this has to be a fun experience for you and everyone around you. Instagram is made for document all kinds of things and as long as you document your true self and have fun with it, numbers don't matter. Have fun, enjoy yourself and make others enjoy that happiness with you. Because that's what Instagram is for.


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