Science said that getting more likes on social media makes a person happier. Since feeling happy is essential, we decided to find out how Instagrammers go about obtaining followers and likes in their social platforms. It has been a question how Instagram itself been such a tight lipped that gets users to double tap on the screen to “Like”. It strikes our curiosity on how some people get famous on Instagram with over thousands of likes and followers and some people struggle overnight to obtain more than 30 likes. So let us share you some tips and effective ways to gain more followers and likes on Instagram!
Tip No.1: Be Consistent
It is obvious that successful Instagram accounts sticks to a theme: a fashion designer who posts sneak peeks into fashion industry; a food artist or a café hopper who does amazing things with fruits and desserts; a world traveler with amazing shots of New York, Maldive and Paris, and of course, an abundance of adorable cats and dogs. It is important to keep the same consistent content in your account. It will consistently give one type of emotion and mood to the viewer.
Tip No. 2: Stick to a schedule
“If you are going to be daily, you have to post daily”
It is very important to set an expectation on your followers, to expect a new picture in your account. If you are a person who updates everyday, then it is better to keep to that schedule because your audience will expect a rhythm.
Tip No. 3: Be Entertaining, but not boring
If people are coming to your Instagram account for photos of your little cute-faced puppy, you might not want to post a picture of your evening latte. Anyhow, giving your followers what they want, does not mean posting the similar pictures of scenery over and over again. The worst for an Instagrammer is to look at their own feed and eventually gets bored of it. Besides, it is easy for a themed account to grow.
Tips No.4: Make Use of Interesting Hashtags
Hashtags don’t necessarily keep your viewers coming back for more but are seen as the effective and ultimate way to get more attentions on your post. It is more effective to use a handful of unique hashtags that speaks for your theme compare to not having any hashtags at all. Hence this will help you to gain more followers and likes in your Instagram. Hashtags do not just help viewer to refer to the same type of interest but also help to make your photo unique.
Tips No.5: Good picture
It is important to learn how to take a good photo. There is always a reason why professional photographers always have sizable Instagram followers, simply because they know what makes a picture good. It is best to shoot (a mobile camera photo) as carefully as you would with a DSLR. You do not have to be a professional to take a good picture. There are a lot of basics that helps make a good snap for example, are your subjects in focused? Colors and contrast plays an interesting role as well, so do the enticing angles. Hence, often question yourself, will anyone be interested to look at your photo. Here is a link of a video to guide you how to take good Instagram photo.
Tips No.6: Edit your picture
What makes a good photo if you do not polish it a little here and there before uploading it up to public? It is decent to invest in a good photo editing application, instead of just depending on Instagram’s limited filters and editing tools. Most common photo editing application used nowadays are as such, VSCO Cam, Afterlight and Irlin. It is important to have the correct color and tone in your photos in order to bring out the emotion of your viewers
Follow through these tips to obtain a good Instagram feedback in your account. Seems like a lot of work but it is not. One you get the hang of it, these steps will be of second nature to you! Happy Instagramming!