5 TIPS & 1 TRICK TO GET MORE INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS!


I can tell you what I have been actively doing to grow my instagram page and the secret to getting 32,000 + followers! You see, I started taking my instagram career seriously in April 2016-I had 19,000k followers then and I have almost doubled that in 4 months. I am looking to hit 50k this year by God's grace ...so I'll show you how I am going to make that happen! Update November 2016-Now at 42k followers!


ENGAGE- COMMUNICATE!
Instagram is not just this place your post pretty photos and then walk away. It is a community. You need to interact with your followers, post your photos with interesting captions. LOL. That's why you will find photos of a cute dog and the caption will be something like "follow your heart wherever it leads"...wetin consine dog and heart? we may never know but at least you stopped, read it, and it got you thinking. 

I think my post on tiger nuts and the naughtiness I was going to get up to after eating them was my recent most engaging post. Over 1300 likes and 200 comments. Update November 2016 -I played a prank on instagram and it got over 500 comments and over 2000 likes!LOL

POST QUALITY PHOTOS
Instagram is for photos. Pretty photos. Unbelievable photos. Eye popping photos. Larger-than-life photos! You can make it happen with a good camera-most phones these days come with a decent camera. I use my samsung S6 for a lot of my photos and they turn out really well. You need to be very intentional when taking a photos, make sure there is good lighting, make sure you try a lot of angles and don't forget to edit! Instagram is also for videos!!! I share quick recipes on my instagram page and short clips from my weekly vlogs-like a teaser!

FILTERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS
I love filters. My favourite filters on instagram are Clarendon, Gingham- for it's dreaminess, Crema for that Afropolitan feel, Valencia and X-Pro II. These are the ones I use often. I also increase saturation, sharpen to give it a bit of HDR effect, increase the brightness/reduce, contrast/highlight//shadow and sometimes I add a blue tint...makes some of the photos look crispy!

I never liked hashtags oh...but I quickly realised that you may need to use them if you want to grow your following! Use hashtags that are relevant to what you have posted i.e when I post about food/recipes I use hashtags like  #Foodie #FoodPorn #NigerianFoodie #FoodBlogger #Instafood , what this does is  anyone looking through those hashtags will come across your photos! I have discovered amazing instagram accounts just by looking through hashtags. You see how my bio is hashtagged? #ILoveHashTags #MarketMustSell #AllNaStrategy!

INTERLINK
If you have multiple social media accounts (most bloggers do) then find a way to interlink them. I share my instagram link on my YouTube videos especially the vlogs and recipes because they are my most watched videos. I also share direct links to my instagram account like I've done in this post. I syndicate my instagram to my twitter account and Facebook, that way anything I post on instagram gets posted to those accounts too and people will click!

*TRICK*
I read somewhere, I can't remember where now, but what some people do is comment LB on popular instagram accounts for example on Kylie Jenner's account. LB means Like Back. I know it's annoying but I wanted to test the trick....I went on three of her photos and posted LB *Hides face* ...did it work? To an extent. I got some likes and followers.  Ha ha ha. No shame in my game!
A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on


Are you on Instagram? How have you been growing your follower-ship? Don't forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and snapchat!

43 comments

  1. So weird! I expected like a million comments on this post. Really good tips. Instagram is such an intentional tool if you want to grow your following. I feel like I know these tricks -It just takes a time. Plus I need to try to take better photos.
    Lol@LB... I don't think i'll try that trick soon oh.
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    1. A million comments??? That will be the day! LOL. Yeah most of us know these doings, it's the doing that is tricky

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  2. Thank you SisiYemmie!
    This is very helpful !

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful Kunmi :)

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  3. I love the Like Back trick.. Thanks for this wonderful post, I learn a lot from this post Sisi..

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    1. Ha ha ha it is such a cheeky trick! LOL

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  4. Thanks o Sisi!I'm on Instagram @cheecheelive and as for the LB I will secretly try it.I think hashtags have helped me a lot.I'm too lazy to do them plus I forget most of them a lot especially now that I'm doing a 10 day makeup challenge.I try to tag all the photos and it's tiring.

    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. Hashtags helped me immensely! I cannot say this enough...you should check out popular beauty hashtags

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  5. Thanks for the tips, Sisi! I'm still getting used to Instagram. I often forget to post there. I'll get my gram game stronger.

    PreciousCore.com

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    1. Oh Precious you should play around with it, you already have a following on your blog and it would easily convert. Plus as a foodie you have more leverage !

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  6. Sisi Yemmie always helping my blogging ministry. I remember the post you wrote on how to get more followers on Twitter. After putting some of the tips into practice I witnessed a positive significant change in Twitter account. Thanks for the tips.
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    1. That is such awesome feedback! That reminds me, I've neglected twitter for a while since I went on instagram. LOL. I need to do better

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  7. Sisi I've watched you grow on Instagram and am really happy for you.I love your realness, your naughtyness Lol. Thank you very much for the tips, I love, I love, I love this. Thank you, you are my second role model after my mum.Winks**.I've like 7k followers now, I will put all these to use and revert. God bless you.

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    1. Awww you want me to cry abi? Thats so sweet! You have 7k? Then you are already doing GREAT!!! Keep at it Tessy!

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  8. Hmm Sisi I will try some of these tips for my instagram. The one LB is so funny!

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    1. Ha ha ha Kylie will just block me one day

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  9. Really Helpful Sisi

    www.lushmoments.com

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  10. These are good tips for those that have social media sites. I do not. I get it if is your income or you enjoy it. It is good that you have made something you started as a hobby into a thriving business! When you enjoy what you do it stimulates your senses! All the best with your tips and tricks!��

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    1. Definitely for people who desire to grow their following....like me. LOL. Instagram is not just social media for me, it's my business likee you said. Thanks LadyJ!

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  11. These are great tips Sisi Yemmie. Unfortunately for me, my Instagram page is skeletal. As soon as I kicked off my blog and created my instagram page, village Ogbanjes froze my phone. I kicked off using my laptop anyway and forgot about IGing. Just got a new phone and I'm going to actively start. The interlink point is ingenious. Kept wondering how I was gonna manage all social media feeds. http://www.bubusboulevard.com/amazing-recipe-egusi-soup-without-palm-oil/

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    1. You should get back on that horse and rebuke your village ogbanje's LOL. Just pick there social media's i.e twitter, instagram and pinterest....these three will do amazing things for you if you use them strategically

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  12. This is very helpful to me, I just started blogging and I know I need instagram to grow my blog audience. Thanks for the tips. By the way, check out my new blog and posts kehindeolapade.blogspot.com
    Instagram: kenny_olapade

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    1. Thanks Kenny, I'm glad you found it helpful!

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  13. I've been trying to be more intentional with my Instagram feed, but honestly sometimes it's a little exhausting and I wonder if it's not as authentic as I'd like. Great tips though.

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. This year is about being intentional for me so I get you. It can be exhausting but sometimes nothing good comes easy ba?

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  14. I think the tips are really useful, too bad I deleted my page, maybe when I get back, I will try but that LB one though, dont think I will try it

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  15. Sounds like a good tip! I will give it a try. My feed is mainly fashion so its a bit hard to be flexible. I find it tough to incorporate my daily life into it but its worth trying and will see where it goes...

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  16. Great tips - already implemented a few in the last 24hrs. That trick worked sha. Only problem is our target audience is a bit different. Still learning.

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  17. I'm not really a fan of IG,don't think I have up to 10posts there.Maybe I need to make use of this tips to improve.Sisi you should follow me,I comment with my ID.

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  18. Hello sisi, my name sake ๐Ÿ˜ƒ No, I am not a regular commenter but sure read your vlogs and write up often. Nice tips you gave but you forgot that most people follow to get a follow back and then unfollow lol... Any take on that?

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  19. I love you because of the way you relate to your followers and reply most comments...You are also very real and opened, God bless your heart and your ministry. Cant wait to see the bigger you.

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  20. I'm glad to see sisi yemmie engaging more and responding to comments. I know it may seem like work but it makes the difference to the regular visitor like myself. Great tips you have here.

    www.neloshalo.blogspot.com

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  21. #bobo enter one chance๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    wetin consin dog and heart...#LB๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Sisi Yemmie, i admire your realness and i love how you engage your readers..your blog inspires me alot.
    Thanks much for the tips, bless up sis.

    www.themiesblog.com

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  22. #bobo enter one chance๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    wetin consin dog and heart...#LB๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Sisi Yemmie, i admire your realness and i love how you engage your readers..your blog inspires me alot.
    Thanks much for the tips, bless up sis.

    www.themiesblog.com

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  23. Sisiyemmie.nice one will put this to practice.well done..

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  24. aunty sisi yemmie abeg check out my blog oo i just started it, its supamoms.blogspot.com tnx

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  25. very important tips.. I have tried the hash tags and they work wonders. I also noticed that sometimes when I don't hash tag at all, I get much more likes sef
    the only trick here I haven't tried is the Kylie Jenner one and I will try it soon. I love your blog and btw, how's Tito?

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  26. Ah illiteracy no good, I actually saw the thing on my post and I didn't have an f$$ing clue what it meant and I just moved on. Good to know. Thanks for sharing

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  27. So, I just tried the LB trick! Now I will wait and see if it worked and get back to you!!!
    Lovely post...
    www.missysadventures.com

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