Whether you’re new to Instagram photo-sharing or a social media veteran, we decided to inspire you in the best way we can. We’ve put together some amazing, creative, and non-traditional ideas that can help you grow your fan base on the platform.
Send Personalized Photos To Followers
New to Instagram? Why not welcome each and every one of your followers with a personalized photo. You can share them on your profile for better reach or humanize your brand through personal messaging. The choice is yours.
Hold A Photo Contest Of Your Followers
One of the most popular ways to increase your reach and engagement is to hold a photo contest with your followers. The reward can be as small as a mention and as large as a physical product. What’s more, by doing so, you will also receive free shared content targeted to your audience of your users. Two birds with one stone!
Create A Gift
If there is a certain way to increase your follower count on the platform, it is freebies. Whether directly on Instagram or through a third party, gifts can help your brand profile grow faster than any other method. In fact, it can be argued that investing in a giveaway will give you a much bigger boost in engagement than a paid post.
Give A “Day Trip” Reward To A Follower
A little more “wacky”, but an idea that can even get you some free online press is to reward one of your followers with a “day trip” reward. A perfect reward for a gift, which basically consists of a trip to your headquarters in conjunction with a tour of the city where you are.
Give Discounts To Your Followers
Do you have an active consumer base, but no organic followers on Instagram? Create a discount for your product and/or service that is only available to your Instagram followers. You will be surprised how fast the numbers grow.
Follow Your Followers For A Certain Period Of Time
A strategy that is despised by most social media professionals, but loved by many, can be a great way to start your brand account. Especially if you are new to the platform, following back can give you huge follower numbers in no time. Just be careful, at the end of the day engagement is all that counts and you don’t want the numbers on your profile page doing nothing to benefit your business.
Achieving Goals With Your Followers
Who does not like to achieve goals? Especially if you have an active fan base, creating your own goals for reaching a certain number of followers, whether, through giveaways or something else, will allow your followers to engage and interact with your content more.
Give Discounts To Your Followers
Do you have an active consumer base, but no followers on Instagram? Create a discount for your product and/or service that is only available to your Instagram followers. You will be surprised how fast the numbers grow.
Create A Video That Thanks Followers
Followers are not just numbers. They are people. And to keep them engaged, you have to make them feel appreciated. Create a video thanking your Instagram followers and name the followers you have. This is a great idea if you’re tied up with a live video event. Imagine the engagement you will receive if you create a live broadcast with the names of all your followers. Even if this takes you more than 24 hours, it will certainly be rewarding in the long run.