Whenever I am talking with my friends or hosting an event, I am asked similar questions about my job as an influencer. And I thought that I would consolidate some of the things I say into an article so I can reach out to more people.
Being an influencer is not an easy position. And I have worked very hard to reach a good position on the platform. And I will admit that it is daily work to ensure that I am maintaining the position that I want.
If someone were to ask me about the three Instagram tricks that helped me the most when I was working towards being an influencer, these are the ones I would mention:
When an audience engages more with your posts, then your future posts are going to show up higher in their feed. And that is something that I learned very quickly. I saw it when I was using the platform myself. And I used it to my advantage.
It is so fun when you can do it in an organic way. For instance, you could make a quick post where you are asking someone about an outfit you should wear. Make it a simple thing, such as the color you should wear or what accessory you should use.
A lot of people will respond and then you are going to be one of the top accounts they see in their feed in the future.
Do not be afraid to buy followers. A lot of people ask me how to get Instagram followers in a quick time. And I tell them as long as you are buying followers, likes, views and comments in a good ratio, you will be fine. No one is going to have any idea that you bought followers.
Just make sure that you are using a service where you are able to stagger the increase over a few days or weeks. If you are adding 10,000 followers in a day, you are going to look a little bit more suspicious. But if you can stagger the process then you will be more than fine!
A lot of people put all the focus on getting more followers. And while that matters, you also have to make sure that you are getting the right type of re-engagement from the people who do follow your account.
And that is something that I did very well. I always made sure that I was following up on comments and sending cute replies. When your followers know that you are the type of person who not only posts and reads comments but also replies to comments, you are going to get a lot more re-engagement from your followers.
I will admit that life as an influencer is wonderful. It is a great profession, even though it is a challenging one. I hope that my three tricks will help anyone who is considering this profession for their future career.