Although you may only have a few followers when you just start up your Instagram account, you don’t have to fret as to how you will build your community. In fact, there are a number of ways you can hike up the number of people who are following you, and in a short period of time. Even if you are new, these are a few simple tips you can make use of when you are trying to build your online recognition and reputation, and when you are trying to increase the number of followers you have.

Not only can you gain 500 followers in 5 days, but with more interaction, more community involvement and the right mix of followers, you will see your account grow far more in this short span of time.


Be Active

Like any other community the more active you are, the more people are going to respond. As Instagram is a community, being active, following others, commenting on photos and becoming an integral part of that community is only going to mean you will gain more followers in a short period of time. But, limit yourself to following the accounts you are actually interested in and they will generally return the favor.

Like and Comment

You want others to notice you, so show you are noticing them. When you like and follow comments, more people are going to simply follow you back. If you can do this to at least 50 accounts in one day, you will be surprised to find these accounts will follow you back, plus they will link others to your account, increasing your visibility and your reputation in that community.

Respond

When people comment on your photos, respond. Not only does it show you are active in the community, it also shows you are interested in their feedback. You are going to want to do this with customers especially, so learn to do it early on, and it will be easier on you to keep up with the responses and the interaction with the people who are following your page.

Ask Questions

Using hashtags is one of the best means of gaining followers. So, ask questions using the # symbol. Not only are your followers going to use the hashtag, meaning their followers will also see it, but it is also going to allow the hashtag to grow in the community. In turn, more people will see it.

Do NOT Buy Followers!

More and more businesses are turning away from this practice. Buying followers will not only hurt your reputation, but it will also cause your followers to turn away from your page. So, make sure that you are only getting real followers, as a way to increase your reputation. If you opt to go this route, make sure you deal with a reputable company selling followers and ONLY buy real accounts, as fake user accounts will be very easy for your real followers detect.