HOW TO GET INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS | GAIN + GROW ORGANICALLY 2020 / 2021

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Want to know HOW TO GET FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, GAIN A FOLLOWING and GROW ORGANICALLY, FAST for FREE?

Last month I gained OVER 30K NEW FOLLOWERS!

( www.instagram.com/thecolindougan )

Today we’re going to discuss :
– Instagram captions,
– When is the Best time to post on Instagram,
– Instagram Stories – How to add music to Instagram Story, how to add multiple photos to your Instagram story & the best editing apps for creating an Instagram Story template
– Let’s the most effective way to Hashtag , the best Instagram Hashtags Generator (to get the overall trending, or the top popular best hashtags for Instagram)
– How to share a post on Instagram to get reshares, and/or How to Repost on Instagram
– Finally, we will conclude with my favourite new feature; Instagram Reels – the hottest new feature that has revolutionized my account.
– Engaging !

Hashtag Generators:
all-hashtag.com
best-hashtags.com/

INDEX:
0:00 –
1:46 – INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS
3:04 – (When Is) THE BEST TIME TO POST
4:35 – INSTAGRAM STORIES (add music, templates)
6:40 – HASHTAGS (best, trending, generators)
8:47 – (How to) REPOST on INSTAGRAM
9:30 – INSTAGRAM REELS
10:55 – ENGAGE
12:30 – BONUS

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[1] CAPTIONS to CAPTIVATE

Provide insight
How do you make someones day better?
How do you build connection? People want to connect!
Posting for Engagement

Instagram WANTS Engagement, so I often add a question to my captions
Posting to be found:
Hashtags are also very important, we will get to those shortly

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[2] WHEN TO POST
Best time to post on Instagram / [when is the] Best time to post on Instagram

Use your ANALYTICS and insights

Either post right before its most active
When it is most active
Or sometimes I’ll post super late or early
THINK ABOUT AUDIENCE FOR POSTING
Which country wants to see this?
Post when it makes sense or FEELS RIGHT

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[3] Instagram STORIES
Instagram Stories / How to add music to Instagram Story / Instagram Story template + How to add multiple photos to instagram story

These are SO important and a LITTLE effort goes a very long way.

You should be utilizing these for COUNTDOWNS – reminders about important posts
Whenever I make a new post, i put it in my stories!
THEN, I Post throughout the day to keep popping up in people’s timeline in different timezones

Consider making an Instagram Story template! Use something free like Canva Stories – which has hundreds of free templates without watermarks!

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[4] HASHTAGS
Hashtag / Hashtag Generator / Instagram Hashtags
[best/trending] hashtags / [best/top/popular] hashtags for instagram

Instagram Hashtags! I know we don’t want to come off as Hashtag Basic, but have you ever noticed strangers popping up in your feed? That’s because you’re following hashtags!
A HUGE % of my insights come from using hashtags, but there’s a bit of a game to play here when trying to find the best / top / popular Instagram hashtags

Use SOME, not a TON

FIND NEW ONES
I would hunt for popular photos that were similar to my style, and see what hashtags they were using
CYCLE
Make notes with different variations of hashtags so you don’t get come off as a bot

DON’T USE TOO MANY, 30 MAX

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[5] POST / REPOST
How to Repost on Instagram / how to share a post on Instagram
Instagram post / Instagram post size / Instagram photo size

Ever wonder how to repost or how to share a post on Instagram?
I think the most important thing is to build relationships. Instead of stealing other peoples content, ask for a collaboration!

Or if you’re not an account that shares posts, DM bigger accounts within your industry, use their specific hashtags, tag them and build a relationship! Every time I post something that is performing well, I immediately message my favourite travel accounts to let them know that we have a high-performing post, and they’re happy to share with credit!

Some of my friends and I will even post the same content because we have different audiences. It’s all about building a community and growing together! Thats what makes instagram worthwhile.

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[6] REELs
Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels , the new, hottest trend on Instagram at the moment!
Due to my experience with REELs and the massive growth it has helped me achieve, I’m going to make a video ENTIRELY on that topic, but here are the basic, must-know tips for Instagram Reels!

Post to FEED
Get featured
Consider music
Who is listening to this, where?
Mix up sounds and songs
HASHTAG

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[7] ENGAGE
1-2 hours/day to respond!

Change your keyboard shortcuts on your phone

Turn on post notifications from large accounts in your industry, and be one of the first to comment!

You’ll be surprised how many people engage with the first comments, whether its a Like or a response, and you start showing up in other people’s field of vision!
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