Instagram Engagement & Growth Strategies
Now that you have your instagram bio solid and people know who you are and what you do. Let's look at who to follow and how to engage with them.
First things, first - you need to make sure you know who your peers are in your niche - locally, nationally and globally. Seek them out and follow them! Find press outlets and individual journalists - both writers and photographers to keep on top of the latest news. You should also follow the influencers in your space to see what it is that they do that is successful.
Now - how do you engage with the people you follow?
- Like their posts
- Comment on their posts
- Share their posts - use an app that places their username into the image and shares their original caption - my favorite is the Repost App
- Highlight them as a favorite follow - you can make it a weekly event and call it 'Farmer Crush Friday' where you share a favorite picture of theirs and why you enjoy following them.
- tag each other
- contests and giveaways
- create a shared hashtag