Introduction

In this tutorial, I am going to focus on how to gain organic followers on Instagram.

There are more methods out there, but I feel these 3 areas that I am going to share are evergreen and will work no matter how Instagram changes their algorithm.

Of course, results may vary based on individual effort. At the time of creating this training, I gained about 1000 followers per month for the pass 2 months. I know there are those who gain even more over the same period of time, so it really boils down to your effort. Do take a look at my Instagram username: stillfigurineout

I'll keep the training short and sweet. =)

The 3 areas to focus on are:

1. Content

2. Hashtag

3. Community Engagement



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BensonE Premium
Very informative. It never really cross my mind because when I created my Instagram account, I did it because someone I met in a party asked me for it and I said don’t have one, been old school, I said what happen to the old days when phone number used to be something. So I created one right there. Hardly visit, but now that I’m using it as part of my business, I will go your training a shot.
Thanks.

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Idris10 Premium
Thanks for taking a look at my training! Hope it will help. The start can be a bit slow, it took a while for me to reach 1000 followers, but once I did, things started to pick up fast.
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BensonE Premium
Hi Idris,
You welcome.

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Fredeim88 Premium
This was very informative training. I should definitely pay more attention to how I post on Instagram. I only use the same hashtags I use on Twitter all over the place. And I only posting one picture and posting at random times.

I definitely have some thinking and work to do! Thanks!

All the best,
Fred.
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Idris10 Premium
Glad this tutorial helps! Using the same hashtag on twitter and IG is fine, but do change or rotate the hashtags.
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Fredeim88 Premium
Sounds like a good tactic!😊
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haroda Premium
Hi Idris! Thank you so much for the training. Your training helps! I am new to Instagram. Two things I am still not totally clear with are #hashtags and stories. So, therefore, I have a small list of questions.
1. What is the purpose of hashtags, how do I access it, & are FB, twitter, and Instagram hashtags connected?
2. What is the difference between story and just submitting pictures or videos?
3. Can you put Hashtags in story?

Thank you again for the great training!

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donco6 Premium
<eagerly awaiting reply>

I'm new to Instagram too, and it seems like a foreign land.
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Isaiah14 Premium
A hashtag is basically a type of metadata tag that people use on social networks. It's used by the search engines to help others easily find messages or images based on a specific theme.

For example, right now If you go into Instagram or twitter and tap in #Covid19, it would bring up everything - posts and images - related to this current situation.
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haroda Premium
Thank you, Isaiah! Are the Hashtags for Instagram, twitter, and FB connected? It does not seem like it.

I did #Covid19 on twitter and it gave me stats but no pictures or posts. However, Instagrams and facebook brought up posts and images.

Thank you!
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Idris10 Premium
Hi!

1. What is the purpose of hashtags, how do I access it, & are FB, twitter, and Instagram hashtags connected?

Isaiah explained it! Hashtags lets others discover posts on the said hashtags. But like I mentioned in the training, some hashtags are too vast because millions of people use them, for example #love. If you use that, and someone search for #love, you post would be buried among millions of other posts.

As far as I know, hashtags are not connected across social media platforms. Using the same hashtag across IG, Twitter and FB would only show you their respective content; if you type #love on IG, then it would show posts that has #love in their caption, if you type #love on twitter, it will show you tweets with #love in them.

2. What is the difference between story and just submitting pictures or videos?

Insta Story only last for 24hr, afterwhich you can save it as a highlight on your profile page, or it will just disappear from your profile (and only you can access it if you want to). If you upload an image or video on instagram as a post, it stays on your profile page.

3. Can you put Hashtags in story?
You can, but I don't think it can be found when someone search for a hashtag. In the search hashtag option on Instagram, I only saw image and video posts.

Hope these helps, and if anyone who reads this has anything to add or correct, please do so!

Idris =D
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Isaiah14 Premium
They're not connected - you will receive different results separately in each network.

We're you logged into twitter in your account when you searched? In the search box, when I first start typing in the characters "#Co" - it will bring up either Covid19, coffee, or other possible tags that start with "co".
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haroda Premium
Thank you Idris! Much appreciated. I created a handful of insta stories not knowing what I was doing. Now that makes sense... Instagram gave me access to circles to categorize my stories.

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haroda Premium
Yes, I notice that. Thank you Isaiah.

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Brenda63 Premium
Idris, good information on what to do for Instagram. Marketing on social media seems hard for me to understand. Your training made it easier for me to figure out what to do. I’d like to learn step by step. You gave that for how to get followers on IG. I do not use any social media outlets. I do not like them for the same reason I have aversion to Facebook. I am trying not to hate them but I do. Only thing I like is YouTube. That’s what I watch a lot. Now from the training in Bootcamp there is a brief information from a Kyle’s training on how to do YouTube marketing. I found more training by others that are more updated for 2020, that’s been helpful for me.
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Idris10 Premium
The knowledge and information is always available, but more often than not its our fear of not being able to do it well is what that is holding us back. So you gotta try out one of these social medias!

For me, I've still yet to start YouTube videos as I'm kinda apprehensive about my accent, and that I'm not that good at video editing. But I'm planning to just do it anyways and just learn along the way. That's my next target! Starting a YouTube channel.
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Brenda63 Premium
I use sign language so like you I got an accent also. I’m a bit leery on how to do it also. Need to have mine open captioned for hearing people since there will be no sounds. Hiring voice over is costly.
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MarcDemers Premium
Thank you Idris, really good advice, I will apply new strategies to my IG account.

Marc
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Idris10 Premium
Glad you found it useful Marc! I'm sure you IG account will grow!

Idris
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