How Did I Get My First 1K Followers On Instagram?

It’s hard. But there are ways. Let me show you what I’ve done in 5 simple steps.

Edgaras Katinas


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Instagram now has over 1 billion active users of which 80% follow at least one business account; over 500 million accounts use Instagram Stories on a daily basis. Have you started seeing the potential?

No wonder, Instagram has grown into one of the most powerful marketing platforms and it’s nowhere near in reducing its strength in 2020. Instagram has become more than just a platform to share your photos. It’s a powerful marketing platform for businesses, bloggers, influencers, and even your pet.

Despite all this, it has never been harder to succeed on Instagram. Why? It’s simple. The social media platform has addressed many issues, related to bot-generated engagement, fake accounts, it has changed the way we see our feeds, and now it’s trying to hide the total number of likes.

Instagrammers will only have to adapt to the constant changes. But there are some things that will always work.

Social media is for socialising

If you have an account, stop hiding under the rock and start engaging with other Instagrammers. By connecting with them, you’ll boost your visibility and increase the chances of people following you or liking your photos.

Social media is for us to be social. If you post a photo once in a while, but rarely engage with other users, you’re much harder to be discovered. Instagram likes those accounts that comment under and like other posts. Try engaging with people who followed you or commented under your post.

You should also look for people who are within the same niche and start engaging with them. It’s super powerful. I remember, when my small account of less than 1K followers was followed by someone having tens of thousands of likes. The same account constantly engages with my content and I engage with the content that they post.

Often, people are looking for more than just a nice photo or a video, thus you engaging and expressing your point of view might be very helpful to build new relations.



Edgaras Katinas

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