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How I Went From 0 to 1000 Instagram Followers in Less Than 3 Weeks

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When starting off blogging, gaining a following on social media is extremely important.  There are millions of people who participate in social media and it is almost hard to keep track of how many platforms there are now a days.  Social media runs almost everything, so why not let it help out your blog?

When I started my blog, I immediately started my social media accounts and using them actively, the one I really focused on though was Instagram.  Instagram is becoming more and more popular as time goes on.  Now with over 400 million users, it increasingly becoming a good way to market.  Pinterest is all about visuals, and sometimes, a visual is all you need!

Focusing on my Instagram ended up being a great idea, and I was able to gain a following pretty quickly.  I have done a lot of research on what people want to see and also the best ways to gain organic followers who will actually have an interest in your content.

So here it is, the 3 strategies I used to go from 0-1000 Instagram followers in less than three weeks.


1. Engaging with followers.

The best way to get your name out there on Instagram is by engaging.  Engaging with those in your niche or who are interested in your niche is even better!  If you show an interest in what they like to post, then maybe they will find interest in what you post as well.  You can engage by following, liking their posts, or commenting on their posts.  I try to use my hashtags to find those in my niche, this way, I know that their content is similar to mine.

It also helps to find accounts that are in your niche, and see who is engaging with them.  If they are enjoying their posts, why would they not enjoy yours?  Try these, and I promise, you will see more followers coming to your account.
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2. Having a unique name that tells your niche.  

While you engage with others, the first thing they see is your username.  Making your username explain your niche helps others in your niche know that you have something in common.  This may cause them to want to see your account and maybe even follow it.

For example, I use the account name yummyyeatss due to the fact I am primarily a food blogger.  This helps other food bloggers know that, chances are, my niche is also food.

3. Making sure your pictures are visually appealing.

Once you drive accounts to your site, you want them to stay.  For example, I make sure my food looks good so that people want to look at it.  If they like what they see, they are going to want to keep seeing your content.  This means chances are, they are going to follow you.  You also want your pictures to stand out while compared to others vis hashtags or on a users timeline.  Visuals are EVERYTHING when it comes to Instagram.
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So that is it! Short and simple! This was all I had to do to go from 0-1000 Instagram followers in less than 3 weeks!  That number has even increased since I started writing this post so it is still increasing!

If you want to check out my account you can see it at yumyyeatss

I also have another account I am currently building, it has gained 300 followers in less than 48 hours.  You can check that one out at the_happy_hippiee

46 Comment

  1. Great tips! I started focusing more on my social media and wow! It’s pretty simple to do!

  2. Great tips! I haven’t done anything on Instagram because I don’t take pictures with my phone. I wish Instagram would let me post from my desktop. Do you know if there’s a way or do you do it all on your phone? Thanks!!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      I do it on my phone, but you can always email the picture to yourself and take it off your email and save it to your phone library if you have a smart phone!

  3. Great tips and congratulations! 1,000 followers is awesome, you clearly have some great posts

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you so much! I’ve been working hard!

  4. Great tips, Thanks!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      You are very welcome!

  5. Great tips! I would love to build our Instagram following more quickly!

  6. These are awesome tips! Engaging with others is so important when it comes to growing your instagram!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      It is so helpful! I am still engaging and my followers go up daily!

  7. That’s so exciting! Congrats 🙂

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you so much!

  8. Thanks so much for the tips! I want to continue to grow my Instagram and gain a good following (: I can’t believe you were able to grow it so fast.

    Isaly Holland | http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

  9. Congrats! Always fun see social channels grow.

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you! It is really exciting especially when promoting a blog!

  10. Merci, this is excellent & practical advice!
    Congrats on increasing your follower count, doing all your own work too!
    I am glad I have done 2, even if my title ‘@dreamtraveleat.blog’ turns off some nay-sayers.
    Since using threads to promote my content then engage with 5+ other users, I think I have seen my follower count slowly increase, as well as developing more personal r’ships & simply having fun!
    Have a good day 🙂

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you! I hope this was helpful! 🙂

  11. Oh wow congrats on 1k that’s amazing that it only took you three weeks. I couldn’t even dream of getting a thousand followers in only a couple weeks! Thanks for the tips, can’t wait to try them out on my new account for my blog (:

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      No problem! I hope it helps!

  12. great tips! I found Instagram the hardest to acquire followers

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      I have actually found it to be the easiest! Try these out and I assure you you will gain some!

  13. Those real valid tips. I have been implementing the same and I have got to almost a 1000 now.

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      That is so amazing! Keep working hard!

  14. Great tips! Especially engagement. People focus too much on the numbers and tend to forget that engagement will fix your numbers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      No problem! Exactly takes a little work but is so so worth it!

  15. Wow! How awesome! I’m definitely working on growing my insta following and these are all great tips 🙂 Xx http://www.thecarlycollective.com/

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      I am glad I could help!

  16. Great tips to boost your instagram.Real need for bloggers to have organic followers.

  17. Great tips and congratulations I can’t wait to try them , Thanks for sharing.

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      No problem! Thank you so much!

  18. Great tips. I love Instagram for engagements and interactions on posts and pictures.

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Yes! It is so so helpful for sure!

  19. Awesome, to the point advice! Do you set aside time daily to engage with your followers? I sometimes hop on IG with intentions of engaging and end up down a rabbit hole. I’m considering planning out like 15 minutes a day to do it and then close the app down. Curious how long you spend!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      I engage every hour for about 5-10 minutes, sometimes I forget though but I try to put aside at least an hour a day total!

  20. It’s so important to have good photos, especially on Instagram. And i absolutely agree about engaging with your followers. I’ve noticed a spike in my followers too when I engage and like more photos.

    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      That is great! Engaging is really the best way to do it!

  21. I find it hard to do everything all at once. since I’m a parenting/marriage blogger it’s sometimes hard for me to be consistent in my posting and encouragement.

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      It is hard for sure! Finding followers who would be interested in your content is key!

  22. What amazing growth in such a short period!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you so much!

  23. These are great tips. One of main goals for this year is to make my IG cohesive and to build it up! I am excited to use your tips to help build up my IG!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      I hope they work! Keep me updated!!!

  24. Awesome tips! I am new to blogging, and always trying to learn more about gaining an audience!
    Xo,
    Alexandra Christine Blog
    http://www.alexandrachristineblog.com

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you so much! Glad I could help!

  25. Great tips! Engaging with other people makes all the difference on Instagram!

    1. yummyyeats2@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you so much! It is really so important!

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