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160 – Instagram Follower Growth Tips with Raymond Ahn

Instagram Follower Growth Tips with Raymond Ahn

You often put in your brains and brawn to develop that Instagram content to grow your follower base. Yet you need help understanding why your follower numbers still need to improve. All you ever manage is just a few comments or likes from a handful of your followers. How is it that many other Instagram content creators in your niche are attracting and growing their follower numbers? You must wonder!

Instagram now has over 1 billion monthly active users, making it a popular choice for individuals and businesses looking to promote their products or services. If you’re looking to grow your Instagram following, there are several strategies you can use to increase your visibility and attract more followers. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Use relevant hashtags: Hashtags are a great way to get your content in front of a larger audience. When you use a hashtag in your post, it becomes searchable and can be seen by anyone who searches for that particular hashtag. Use relevant, popular hashtags in your posts to increase your chances of being discovered by users who are interested in your content.
  2. Post high-quality content: The quality of your content plays a significant role in attracting and retaining followers. Make sure to use clear, well-lit photos and videos, and include relevant captions that provide context and add value to your posts. You should also try to post consistently to keep your followers engaged and coming back for more.
  3. Utilize Instagram Stories: Instagram Stories is a feature that allows you to share photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours. This is a great way to share behind-the-scenes content and give your followers a more personal look at your life or business. You can also use Instagram Stories to promote your posts and drive traffic to your profile.
  4. Use Instagram’s algorithm to your advantage: Instagram’s algorithm prioritizes content from accounts that it thinks users will be most interested in, so it’s important to engage with your audience to increase your chances of being seen. When you post, make sure to use relevant hashtags and encourage your followers to engage with your content by asking questions or prompting them to take action.
  5. Collaborate with other users: Collaborating with other users is a great way to expose your content to a new audience. Look for users who have a similar following and style to you, and reach out to them about creating a collaborative post. This can help you tap into their audience and get more exposure for your account.
  6. Utilize Instagram’s paid promotion features: Instagram offers a variety of paid promotion options that can help you reach a larger audience. You can create sponsored posts that appear in users’ feeds or on the Explore page, or use Instagram’s targeting options to reach users who are most likely to be interested in your content.
  7. Engage with your audience: Building a community of engaged followers is crucial to growing your Instagram presence. Make an effort to respond to comments and messages from your followers, and encourage them to interact with your content. You can also try hosting Q&A sessions or Instagram Lives to get to know your audience better and give them an opportunity to interact with you in real-time.

By following these growth tips, you can increase your Instagram following and get more exposure for your account. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things to see what works best for you and your audience. With a little bit of effort and creativity, you can take your Instagram presence to the next level!

In today’s episode, hear from Raymond Ahn about how you can realize meaningful Instagram follower growth with your published content. Ray reckons there is no definite route to grow your social media follower numbers. However, applying some hacks and tricks goes a long way to help you reach a greater audience and win over new targeted followers. We discuss optimizing your bio, leveraging branded hashtags, timing when to make your Instagram post, and keeping consistent.

Ray offers invaluable advice on becoming social media savvy and, in turn, realizing follower growth. He asserts the importance of spending significant time self-educating on the workings of these sites. It would benefit you greatly to understand the algorithm of Instagram, for instance. Our guest cautions on the need to stay vigilant by ensuring ownership of your followers as you can be locked out of a platform at any time, the Trump style. Finally, learn about the potential and opportunities that abound in the newer platforms in Web3. This episode is truly worth your listen!

Key Timecodes

  • (1:48)Background introduction to Raymond Ahn
  • (7:10) Tips to grow your following on social media
  • (10:49) His thoughts on content generation and themes
  • (12:31) Sources of content for follower growth
  • (14:34) Emerging social media sites of interest
  • (17:46) Opportunities for users in Web3
  • (19:3) Skeptical for people skeptical about social media and digital currency platforms
  • (22:34) His interaction with Metaverse and other new social media platforms
  • (24:40) Older people and newer social media sites
  • (27:35) How to reach Raymond on social media

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