Is photography your main passion? If so, it’s safe to say you likely have Instagram on the first page of your smartphone. Around the world, there are 200 million people who feel the same way as you do.
However, the same massive user base which is great for consumers makes it challenging for creators to stand out, especially in their first year.
The number of pics that are put up on this app is mind-boggling to think about. For that reason, we recommend shifting focus away from what you can’t change an instead look at the skills you can develop instead.
If you do, getting better at Instagram will be a realistic possibility for you. There are lots of channels out there that are just plain bad, giving you your first chance to rise above the noise.
Many buy Instagram likes (a great hack if you know what you are doing), but there is so much more you can do to improve your results at Instagram than that. Below, we have some ideas that will make you a better user of this app – check them out in the paragraphs below…
1) Pick a niche and stick to it
Most people have a scattershot approach to Instagram. They put up pictures with no regard for a central theme, making them only intriguing to those who know them personally. If you want legions of fans on this platform, you need to organize around a central, cohesive theme.
Revamp your profile so that it displays pics related to your primary interest (e.g. hiking, soccer, couples adventure travel, etc), and make sure all future snaps fit the theme.
In time, people will begin to notice your passion and they will start to follow along. Your likes will increase accordingly, and they will share your feed with others, accelerating the growth process.
Hash tags are your best tool in this fight, as they will draw people from far and wide to your page. With a cause in common, it will be easy for them to rave about your uploads.
2) Post on a disciplined schedule
To build a following that is loyal, you must earn the loyalty of the average Instagram user. To do this, start posting on a daily (or near daily) basis. This may make it difficult to keep up content quality, but the best always find a way to get stuff done.
This is especially crucial at the start, since it will be just you, your best friend, and your Mom cheering you on.
When an increasing amount of seasoned Insta users start seeing your posts on the popular hashtags more often, the likes, follows, and shares will start to come easier for you.
3) Edit your pics ruthlessly
Most raw JPG files are mediocre at best, but there are still a few people who think that this form of photo is better than a painstakingly edited image. This is hogwash – nobody likes a washed out shot with poor definition.
Please refrain from instantly uploading pictures right after taking them. Spend a few minutes cleaning them up, sharpening the edges, and (gently) making the colors pop. Ignore the haters – most viewers love this form of art.