How to be an Instagram influencer

1. Get more impressions for your post

  • #hashtag
    • Pick ones with 150k to 1M posts
    • Try to tag as many as possible (30 allowed) / some said 9-11 is optimal
    • Create your own #hashtag
    • Can stay in “top posts” sections up for ~48hours (maybe even longer) if your post gets a lot of tractions
  • Geo tag
    • 2-3x more views
  • Boost post engagements → get on “Explore” feed (200MM Explore DAU vs 600+MM DAU)
    • Call-to-action on the post
    • Engagement groups
    • Engage with audience: Send message to them → your post would show up more frequently in their feeds
  • Ads

Get more followers

  • Buy followers? -> social proof
  • Shoutouts (cross promotions with other influencers)
  • Follow ppl who follow similar content. Unfollow them if they don’t follow back
  • Write comments on other relevant content (be the first!)
  • Use stories (same as posts, they show up in #hashtag or geo location)