How To Gain More Followers On Instagram

I’ve just hit 20,000 Followers on Instagram (@minnieknows) and couldn’t be more thankful for the love and support you guys! I’ve also been receiving emails regarding this topic. Readers have been asking me how to gain more followers on Instagram and actually keep them. So here are my five tips for gaining more followers on Instagram:

1. Be a nice person 
Instagram like any other social media tool is about connecting with others. Your followers are important so be nice and see them as the humans they are, not just numbers. You will only be in contact with them online so make sure you leave a great impression. Be a nice person and engage in comments meaning respond to questions and be thankful for compliments. If people notice you’re actually a nice person they’ll be more eager to keep following you and seeing what you’re up to.

2. Quality over quantity
Only post when you’re really satisfied with your photos. It’s always better to upload once a day instead of 3 times, as long as you are providing original and authentic content. Make sure your photos work well with the overall feed and your Instagram story. Always edit to make your photos more appealing. That being said, lets quickly talk about editing!

3. Edit and crop your photos
Make sure to edit your photos and cropping them for Instagram before uploading them. Editing doesn’t mean overdoing it with lots of filters. Depending on the style of your feed keep your photos either really light or rather shaded. Clean feeds are super popular on Instagram. So if what you’re doing is not working, why not thinking about cleaning up your feed. Make photos brighter, intensify saturation and always sharpen before uploading. You’ll quickly see great results and will be more satisfied with your feed. Old and new followers will be too and will keep coming back for more.

4. Use popular Hashtags
When uploading your photos make sure to add popular hashtags. When posting an outfit or look you can add the hashtag #fashion or #ootd. Always make sure that your post gets seen quick because the popular hashtags are used by millions of people. Also try to be specific. When uploading a fashion related photo to your feed you could use the hashtag #fashion_de for Germany or if you’re a blogger use #fashionblogger_de. This will make it easier to reach users in your area or area closest to it. Furthermore you will reach those interested in what your Instagram story is about.

5. Comment and like other users content
Comment, comment, comment AND like! As much as you want people to follow you, comment and like your content, you need to support others as well. Look for other fashion or beauty enthusiast that you might like. Make sure to engage and comment on their photos. By this you will not only get noticed by them too, but by everyone else seeing that specific profile. Also it’s super nice to be supportive. At the end of the day those are the people supporting you too. Sharing is indeed caring!

So far that’s what I’ve been doing to gain my followers and keep them because I really want to share my love for fashion. Do you have any other tips? Stay tuned for more ‘How to’ articles on the blog! Have a amazing day! Minnie x

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    • September 9, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks dear! I hope they will help you out 🙂

  1. September 9, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Love these tipps and I think the ones you mentioned are probably the only ones that really work. It's a social network after all so the main focus should be on interaction with others and quality content 🙂

    Love, Kerstin

    • September 9, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks Kerstin! I have using them myself and have really seen how my following has grown. Social media is just great to connect and collaborate 🙂

  2. September 14, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Die Tipps sind wirklich super! Ich halte mich in etwa an die gleichen und muss sagen, dass es wirklich läuft, wenn man die Regeln verinnerlicht 😉 Dein Profil kannte ich noch nicht, aber habe es mir gerade angesehen und dich direkt mal abonniert 🙂

    XX aus Nürnberg
    Want Get Repeat

    • September 15, 2015 / 10:59 am

      Danke für das Feedback! Ich hoffe die Tipps helfen dir weiter hin 🙂 Und danke fürs abonnieren <3

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Minnie Seibt is the editor & face of the successful international fashion and lifestyle blog Minnie Knows. She has been working in fashion for 10 years. Minnie Knows was founded in 2011 and up to this day stands for high quality content and authentic storytelling with a personal touch.

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