HOW TO GET INSTA FAMOUS
Tell us your secrets Natasha on how you grew your Instagram?
For two years before I opened my Instagram I studied Instagram. Every day I would watch YouTube tutorials on growing organically, I found myself a fabulous mentor online in the US and I would dive into the rabbit holes of the internet doing my own research on how to get Insta famous. I then decided the first thing I needed to do was take some high quality pictures (enough to post 1-3 a day) so that’s what I did. I got my husband to take around 40 pictures in a variety of different outfits that I knew would last me a month and I prepared some witty and interactive captions for them. I hit the floor running with all my knowledge and pictures and I was ready to take on the world of Instagram! And that’s how it began ;)
What’s your top tip to our readers on how they can grow their Instagram accounts?
Ahh I have so many amazing tips... one of the best ones is to hashtag your pics with relevant hashtags (write them in the first comment not your caption so it doesn’t clutter your caption space) Research hashtags which don’t have like one million photos on them, as you’ll have more chance of reaching the ‘top posts’ section. Choose hashtags which have less posts. For example #whitedress has nearly two million posts but #whitedresses has only 50,000 posts so you’re more likely to be seen by hashtagging a smaller one – yessss girl!
Basically, if you get lots of traction within the first one hour of posting your photo then you’ll hit the top post page for all your hashtags and then hopefully hit the explore page. By traction I mean plenty of comments and likes.
So if you have 30 hashtags and you are able to hit the top post section for most of those then that will do miracles for your engagement!
Your Instagram looks fabulous! How can smaller instagrammers develop their pages to become profitable instagram pages too?
Aw thank you! I have to say it’s all about creating an aesthetically appealing page. Either by choosing a theme for your page or by using the same filter on all your images, a good app for this is called Vsco. This way your followers and brands know what kind of content you produce and know what they will receive by following you. Then you want to think about the kind of photos you are uploading. If you want to monetise your posts then you need super hot content, so if you want to be a fashion blogger for example then you need to take good quality clean shots of yourself in the kind of outfits or brands you are aiming to promote. Avoid trying to upload pics of your cat having its dinner or what beer you drank with your old school buddies last night as that will contradict your new glossy fashion page. Keep it business girl! Find out what it is your followers are interested in – do question games on your story for this or see which of your posts do well. Your following will start to build if they see a consistent feed of beautiful fashion posts for example. My final tip for today is to keep your images focused on the product you are one day going to be ‘paid’ to promote. So set up your self timer on your camera or get your boyfriend to take some pics of you and snap away! Take plenty of pics in front of pretty flower style backgrounds for example or, on the contrary, plain background shots ready for your week ahead. Oh and don’t forget to post them at peak times (before work in the morning or after work in the evenings are optimum slots) post around 1-3 a day.
Good luck my gorgeous babes!! You can follow my Instagram for more daily tips and videos on how to get Insta famous @natashagrano