If you want a level of celeb then Instagram is the place to go in 2017. With increasing numbers of people using the site, it can be a great place to showcase yourself and get noticed and here are some tips on how to do so.
Do Not Post Continually
When you do not have many followers, it can be tempting to post all the time. However, this can cause your followers to quit following you. Instead, post a few times a day. The best client accounts post between two and four photos or videos in a 24 hours period. When posting photos or videos, space them out throughout the day. One of the worse things you can do is post all of your stuff at once. Instead, use a service like Latergram. This service allows you to upload your pictures or videos and define when they will be posted.
Many of the photos posted on Instagram are uploaded without a filter and use the hashtag #NoFilter. There are three filters that garner the greatest attention according to the Buffer blog- the Mayfair, the Inkwell and the Walden. These filters make your photos look amazing and will garner more interest and interaction than using no filter most of the time.
One trick a lot of the celebs involve themselves in is to buy Instagram followers initially to make their account look busy. This will then spur others on to using the account and in doing so really helps matters a lot.
Choose Your Best Photographs
Take a look at who you follow to help you determine what they are posting. Take the time to find out what you like about their photos and why you follow them. This will allow you to step into your follower’s shoes and decide which photos you should share and why.
You can take the advice from others and build your own stand. Place two bowls in your microwave and set the item you are photographing on top of the bowls. This will allow you to zoom in on the object and provide you with a non-fussy background.
Each photo you post should showcase your photography skills. No one wants to look at a badly composed, poorly lit photo. So take the time to set up your area to capture amazing photographs.
Hashtags are Your Friend!
Hashtags are a great way to get more followers and ensure more people look at your work. Using too few can prevent you from reaching your potential audience, but using too many will keep people from looking as well. When using hashtags, only use those that are relevant. Find a few hashtags that describe your photo and include them to help increase the number of comments and like. But remember, do not overdo it when using hashtags.
Behind the Scenes
People love stories. If your Instagram is about your business, include some photos of what goes on behind the scene. Celebrities and businesses alike have found that backstage shots, selfies and other behind the scene photos garner the most response. Including these photos will help your customers get to know you and your business better.