Instagram has gained more popularity in recent years, thanks to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Hence, to become a successful blogger on the platform, you need to have the right amount of followers.

I have explained six easy hacks to increase your Instagram followers in a previous article. But before I discuss the 12 easy hacks for growing your Instagram followers, let’s first understand why you need more Instagram followers.

Here are some reasons why you need more Instagram followers:

  • Everyone likes to share pictures. It makes Instagram one of the most extensive user base with 800 million monthly users, and also one of the best social media sites to promote your blog or business.
  • More followers mean more visitors to your blog, and you can convert them to loyal customers.
  • Once you reach 10K followers, you can share links to your Instagram posts.
  • Branding pictures with your blog posts on Instagram can quickly make your post go viral.
  • More followers on Instagram is the same as building an email list; you can quickly send your promotion to a larger group on the platform.

Now Let’s see the 12 Easy Hacks to Get More Instagram Followers:

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1: Find The Best Time to Share Your Instagram Posts

There is a time of day when most users are online on Instagram. You have to identify the best time when users are online to post your content for maximum exposure.

If you do not post at the correct time, the chances are that your target audience may miss it. As a result, you need to experiment with the timing to figure out the best time to share your content

Here is an excellent post to understand the best time to post your content to Instagram:

How to get more Instagram Followers

Image credit: CoSchedule

2: Follow Other Users and Influencers in Your Niche

One trick that will help you get more followers on Instagram is to follow more people. Yes, rightly said. To get more targeted followers in your niche, you have to take the initiative and follow them.

Make a list of top influencers in your niche, and start following them, engage with them in various ways to get noticed.

How can I engage with Influencers in my niche on Instagram?

To engage with influencers is simple. Make it a habit to regularly like their posts and leave meaningful comments on their pictures, and reshare their content.

There are many other ways, but these are the most effective. Very soon, you will get their attention, and they will return the favor and follow you back, like your pictures, as well as re-post your content.

They have thousands of targeted followers, and the chances are that their followers will follow you back.

12 Easy Hacks to Get More Instagram Followers


One smart way to find a blogger in your niche is to search users with #hashtag related to your niche.

For example, I searched top influencers who post pictures with these tags; #blogging, #bloggingtips, #blog, etc. The screenshot above shows one of the many results I got from the search.

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3: Use Tools Like Venngage to Create Customized Instagram Pictures

To get more likes and followers, you need to create fabulous pictures which are Instagram friendly and, little more than a clear image –  images with text, Infographics, etc.

Tools like Venngage has a lot of templates to quickly create Instagram images with text, headlines, Infographics, and many more.

How to get more Instagram followers

Please, read this remarkable post to learn how to create Infographics for your Instagram posts and blog content.

4: Post Consistently on Instagram

One of my observation of Instagram is that the more you post, or the more consistent you are, the more followers you will get. Even people will not unfollow you. Try to be consistent and post at least 2-3 images per days.

Try to mix up personal and your niche related images and quotes. It should have a combination of these types of content to keep your followers coming back for more. When you do not have any pictures to post, you can use quotes, images, blog post or repost Influencers or other users Instagram post.

12 Easy Hacks to Get More Instagram Followers


Have a look at Pat Flynn’s Instagram account as seen on the screenshot above for more inspiration.

5: Use Instagram Stories Wisely

Instagram stories are a great place to get user’s attention. But please, make sure you use it wisely. Highlight selected stories and put them in the story. People love to see stories with text, location, emoticons, and some picture effects.

See the example of an Instagram story in the screenshot below.

12 Easy Hacks to Get More Instagram Followers


6: Profile Does Matter – Optimize Your Profile Properly

Optimize your profile by writing an incredible profile description. Instagram provides you with 150 words space and one link. Make every word count.

Pro tips:

  • Use meaningful emojis
  • Add relevant keywords
  • Include a link back to your website or the product page

A good user profile helps visitors to follow you if they find it appropriate. Ms. Ileane’s Instagram profile is a perfect example to emulate.


How to get more Instagram followers

As seen on the screenshot above, she used keywords that her audience is continually searching for, and added a link to her YouTube channel.

Related Post: How to Boost The Credibility of Your LinkedIn Profile

7: Build Your Personal and Business Brand 

Instagram is a great platform to build your brand. For example, when you post pictures related to your blogging niche, add a personal touch, such as your picture to promote yourself.

Here’s a sample I did on MailChimp landing page and pop-up box for inspiration.


8: Track Your Marketing Results

You need to closely track the result of your Instagram activities to find out what type of post and timings are working for you. Refine your post schedule till you get the best combinations. Repeat it over and over, and get the result you are expecting.

Several tools can help you schedule your posts on Instagram.



I use Buffer to schedule and track my Instagram posts. Want to learn more about Social Media Scheduling, please, read this post.

9: Use Instagram Ads

Along with promoting yourself on Instagram, you need to use Instagram advertising to publicize your blog or brand and reach increase visibility. Therefore, make sure to set your daily budget and marketing key performance indicators (KPIs). Also, ensure to track the result because it will help you get more followers quickly.

10: Embed Instagram Widget on Your Blog

Instagram offers a widget which you can use on your blog and website to get more followers.

Embedding the widget on your blog or website will make it easier for your blog visitors to follow you on Instagram directly from your blog. Also, use Instagram in the list of social media widget to let the user follow you easily.

Here is an excellent WordPress plugin to place Instagram feed on your WordPress blog. Example from Shoutmeloud to show Instagram followers along with other social media sites.

12 Easy Hacks to Get More Instagram Followers

11: Interact With Your Followers and Other Users

Make sure you like and comment when a follower post s content, they will return the favor and do the same for your posts. It results in keeping the existing followers with you and get you more followers.

A comment or conversation with a post will result in making the post-viral and get more followers.

Also, make sure that you reciprocate when other users in your niche follow you. Like and comment on their post. They will eventually do the same for you.

12: Promote Instagram Using Giveaway

Giveaways are another great way to get more followers. People love to participate in free giveaways in exchange to follow you.


The best part is that they are real people and not some spam. Some examples of giveaways you can offer are:

  • Gift cards
  • Free e-books/books
  • Coffee gift card, and many more.

There are various tools available in the market to create your Instagram campaign quickly; I use Gleam for my Instagram Giveaway.

In Conclusion

I hope these simple hacks will help you to get more followers on Instagram. Please, do share this blog post with your friends and followers. Furthermore, I would love to hear from you how to get more followers on your Instagram post.

Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh

Ravi is a motivated blogger who blogs about Blogging tips, tools, SEO, money-making tips on your blog, and everything you need to know about Blogging at Ravisinghblog. He works as a Software engineer by profession but loves blogging and traveling. Subscribe to his Youtube Channel here.



Cardia · June 28, 2019 at 11:59 am

Hi Moss,
Thanks for sharing great tips regarding Instagram followers.


    Moss Clement · June 29, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Hi Cardia,
    You’re most welcome. I’msohappy that you like the post and finds it useful to you. I hope you visit the blog more often because we have several more helpful articles about Instagram best practices. Thanks for coming by and commenting.


Zoe · April 23, 2019 at 10:26 pm

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to get more followers and high engagement.


    Moss Clement · April 24, 2019 at 7:05 am

    I’m happy that you like the post and thanks for your contribution to the conversation.


Bhawna Kaushik · March 15, 2019 at 10:02 am

Hey Ravi,

amazing post. Instagram is one of the best social media when you have enough followers.
It also have the best CTR among all the social media available at our disposal.

Keep up the good work


    Moss Clement · March 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    HiB Bhawna,

    How have you been? I have visited your site recently but it seems quiet out there. I’m sure you are doing good. However, yes, Instagram is the place to be. Instagram is transforming the face of digital marketing with its fascinating features. I’m so happy you stopped by and commented.


Paul · March 15, 2019 at 2:37 am

Looks like you covered all the possibilities to grow an instagram followers. Good Job Ravi and Moss for an outstanding post!


    Moss Clement · March 16, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    You are most welcome, Paul. I’m happy you like the post. Thank you for coming by and commenting.


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Howtotuts · June 12, 2018 at 5:06 am

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Jamaley Hussain · February 21, 2018 at 7:40 am

This post is really good I think i’m going to adopt same steps. thanks for the post i really enjoyed.
Keep Posting


    Moss Clement · February 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Jamaley,

    Truthfully, the tips and strategies mentioned in this post are remarkably great. If you implement them correctly you will significantly grow your Instagram followers.

    Thanks a lot for coming by and reading the article. Hope you see you more often.

    Please, Ravi will respond to you later.


Naeem Akram · February 13, 2018 at 12:34 am

Hey Ravi,
You sharing great tips in 2018 . Really bored to read same tips regarding to get instagram followers. Nice stuff man


    Moss Clement · February 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Naeem,
    Glad to know you like this article. Yes, there are plenty of information on the internet, and sometimes it can be overwhelming choosing the best to read.

    I’m happy you like it.

    Bytheway, Ravi will respond to you later.


Aneeque Safdar · February 12, 2018 at 6:27 am

You are best , you always provide with a good material, thank you soo much. Such a nice post


    Moss Clement · February 12, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Aneeque,

    It is good to know that you like this post. It was actually written by my friend Ravi Singh. He will respond to your comments later.

    Thanks for stopping by.


kiran v bakale · February 7, 2018 at 6:08 am

nice post thanks for sharing


    Moss Clement · March 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Hi Kiran,
    Glad you like the post. Thanks for stopping by.


Ravi Dhule · February 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Nice article thanks for sharing this you have good knowledge about Instagram


    Ravi Singh · February 8, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Thank you Ravi for the comment. I just learn these tips from my personal experience.


Saurabh Mathur · February 4, 2018 at 7:05 am

Hi Moss,
Very nice and informative piece. Keep up the good work.


    Moss Clement · February 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Hi Saurabh,
    I’m so glad you like the blog post. However, Ravi Singh wrote it and h will respond to you later.

    Thank you for stopping by.


    Ravi Singh · February 8, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Thank you Saurabh for the appreciation. Thank Moss for accepting my guest post.


Emma Ballet · February 2, 2018 at 7:30 am

Thanks Admin for sharing this post. This post is really good but I’m not agreed with some point of this post. I’m Instagram user & I do allow all basic tips to gain follower but still I’m fail to get huge follows 🙁


    Moss Clement · February 2, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Emma,
    So great to have you here again. I’m happy about. Please, the author of this post, Mr. Ravi Singh will respond to your comments later. However, from my experience I believe in consistency.
    I used o be in same situation as you, but I implemented this same strategies and now I have almost 5000 followers on Instagram.
    The point, be active and by post ing relevant content. Interact with others users, like their posts, etc. Be consistent. You may not see immediate results, but you certainly will get the desired results.

    Thanks so much Emma!


    Ravi Singh · February 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks Emma for sharing your thoughts. The basic tips to get more followers is follow more users in your niche. You can follow users in your same niche using hashtag or influential users who got at least 10k followers.
    Then share pics or stories often.
    This is how I am generating 100 followers per week.


Fayaz Ahmed · February 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Awesome Post, Really Useful
I always wanted to have thousands of followers on Instagram and after reading this Article it helped me a lot. Your tips and tricks are unique and workable.
Thanks a lot.


    Ravi Singh · February 2, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Fayaz, thanks for your comment. Yes, good number Instagram followers will surely increase your website traffic and build trust for your brand.


      Fayaz Ahmed · February 2, 2018 at 8:34 pm

      Yes, Instagram is also a good source to increase the Website traffic and the tips are also working for me.
      Thank You, Ravi Singh.


        Moss Clement · March 23, 2018 at 10:00 am

        Hi Fayaz,
        I agree with you on the subject. And I’m so glad you find this article useful.
        Thanks for coming by.


Ravi Singh · February 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Thank you for accepting my guest post Moss. Great to be part of ?


    Moss Clement · February 2, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Ravi,
    You’re most welcome my friend, anytime. Your article is great so I had o accept it. Thanks a lot for this insightful post.

    Bytheway, the are comments waiting for your responds. Thank you and have a pleasant day!


Moss Clement · March 20, 2019 at 1:23 pm

Hi Lisa,
Thank you so much for linking to my post. It is well appreciated!

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