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10 tips to double your organic Instagram followers this month- without buying fakes


Wondering how to grow your following? .

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Don’t want to waste time and money on fake followers. 

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I use this 10 tips daily with all my social media clients to grow their following organically- with actual, real potential clients in their market




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.1. Use geotagging (location tagging) 

With just a snap you can put a location on your post. So when people are searching a particularly location they might stumble upon you

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2. use stories everyday- you’ll get double or triple more views than on the grid 

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People like to channel serve often on Instagram and don’t usually stumble upon your grid very often as opposed to the stories and discovery panel.




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3.Use pretty colors and patterns that match your brand

use a site like Canva (www.canva.com) , the Over app (www.madewithover.com)  or the adobe spark (spark.adobe.com) app to create some amazing graphics that match your brand and color scheme 

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4. Comment and interact with people liking your work 

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It is called “social” media marketing after all. The more that your social with people, the more they would want to work with you in the future.

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5. DM particular people about your services and to collaborate 

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If you see the same particular people commenting and liking your posts often,  then reaching out through a personal message might be really helpful to capture their attention

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6. Use strategic hashtags that help to find people in your interest and area. 

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You can have up to 30 hashtags on your post. Make sure if you can think of any hashtags -then using a generator hashtag app might be helpful! 



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7.Use video content or IGTV

HGTV is a great place to do tutorial videos, behind the scenes content, how to videos any even reviews of products.

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people are more likely to click on a video or buy a product based on a video than a picture.




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8.Follow everyone who liked your posts 

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When you follow someone, it shows up on their notifications and so they are more likely to follow you back if they see you in the front of their dashboard

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9. Follow hashtags in your area and interest 

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Search in the discovery panel for hashtags that relate to your topic area. If you’re a hair and make up artist, then finding other hair and make up artists in your local city might be great for collaboration and for liking and sharing content. 

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10. Repost from local artists and host events, broadcast or shout outs

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Have anybody that has tagged you recently in a post or a review of your product, or business?

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This is a great place to thank them personally for stopping by and taking the time to review or share content with your page. 

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Bonus: post daily and at the peak times for people to be online. 

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6 to 9 AM, 12-3PM and 6 to 9 PM are the peak times that people are on their phone or interacting with content. 

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Have any other helpful tips? I would love to hear your feedback and your review of how using these strategies and tips help to your business this month.

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Christal Marshall is the owner of Virginia Photos and Films, www.virginiaphotosandfilms.com.

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Virginia Marketing and Media www.virginiamarketingandmedia.com 

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Virginia Beach Photobooth Company www.virginiabeachphotoboothcompany.com 

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and Be a marketing genius www.beamarketinggenius.com   ..

She lives, breathes and does media and marketing pretty much 24-7 for over 14 local business through social media management, website design, photo, video or media coverage or graphic design.   .She is a homeschool mom of three, cat lover, sushi eater and poke fan! She started her business in 2011 with nothing but a $400 camera from Amazon, now she is has been published in over 60 different blogs and websites for her media work and rank top Wedding Photographers in Virginia

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