You love Instagram. You scroll endlessly throughout the day and spend hours perfecting your pics.
But did you know that you can make a ton of money from your love of Instagram? Kylie Jenner even made $1 million in a single post!
Sounds good, right? Well, you too can be the next Kylie with the right strategy.
Here are five easy ways you can grow your Instagram brand.
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1. Set Clear Goals
Before your Instagram account is flooded with followers awaiting your next post, you’ll need to establish your brand’s objectives.
What are you hoping to get out of your Instagram usage?
If you’re not sure where to begin, take a S.M.A.R.T. approach:
Be thorough when creating your Insta-goals. If you don’t have a clear direction, you’re more likely to waste time and energy on posts that don’t resonate with your audience.
2. Create an Audience Profile
With an idea of where you want to take your brand’s account, it’s time to focus on your audience. There are over 1 billion users on Instagram, so you’ll need to get strategic if you hope to find your audience.
Think about the type of audience you’d like to attract. Write down a few qualities about them.
Jot down some details on the type of language they use, the kinds of posts they tend to enjoy, and the brands they follow.
3. Keep Posts Relevant to Your Brand
Consistency is the most important aspect of branding. If you’re consistent, your audience will begin to associate your brand with certain emotions, types of posts, or styles.
If you start posting off-brand photos, you may authority with your audience. Your best bet is to pick a niche and stick with it.
You’ll even want to stick to similar themes, filters, and hashtags to further cement brand reliability.
It may sound boring, but audiences like to stick with what they know. If they come to expect a certain style from your Instagram posts and you always deliver, you’ll start to foster loyalty from your followers.
4. Make Your Posts Interactive
At the end of the day, there’s no point in posting on social media if you’re just doing so for yourself. Have some fun with your posts and let your audience get in on the action.
Add interactive tags to some of your posts to encourage participation and engagement.
Ask a question and follow it up with a call-to-action, like “What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!”
Or use hashtags as a makeshift polling method: “Post #HeckYes! if you agree or #NoWay! if you don’t.”
There are tons of easy and fun ways you can interact with your audience. It’s important to remember that without them, your brand can’t grow. Be sure to interact whenever possible.
5. Partner With Other Influencers or Brands
Competition may be fierce, but that doesn’t mean that branding has to be a dog-eat-dog scenario. There’s never any harm in partnering with other brands or influencers to cross-promote content or gain exposure to one another’s brands.
And that’s not limited to other Instagrammers, either. You can partner with companies to buy Instagram likes (read more here) or make deals to publish sponsored posts.
Build Your Instagram Brand
So, there you have it, five easy ways you can build your Instagram brand. Soon, you’ll have thousands of followers!
Remember, it’s all about planning and consistency. The more you think out your posts and engagement strategies, the better your posts will be.
And don’t forget that there are tons of tools out there you can use to grow your audience. See what I had to say about how ContactInBio can help you make even more revenue on Instagram.