How To Get More Instagram Followers Free?

You have an Instagram profile. Or an Instagram page, based on the fan club, memes, videos, cars, workouts, motivation, etc. But you must always be thinking about how to get more Instagram followers? Not everyone has enough money to spend on the promotion of the page and profile. But we all know that Instagram pages are a great source of pocket money with very less work time.

According to a report, Instagram has over 1 billion monthly active users. Once you have a big audience, you will have pages come to you and give you money for just one story. Some people even make enough amount of money to make it a full-time business. So, in this post, we will tell you some tips on how to get more Instagram followers.

Top 14 Tips On How To Get More Instagram Followers?

1. Deciding The Niche

You can’t expect tons of followers if you are starting a page based on your liking. Research before deciding which type of page you want to start. There are hundreds of thousands of pages based on fan clubs, memes, facts, photography, etc. So, check the competition before starting the page. But also don’t choose a topic which no one wants. Try to keep it as positive as possible.

2. Use Relevant Hashtags

Relevant Hashtags on Instagram
Relevant Hashtags on Instagram

Even though People know it, but this is really important. You have to use relevant hashtags. Have you ever wonder why some strangers who are not following you, liked or comment on your photo? This is the reason. Use some relevant hashtags and also some trendy ones. Just don’t overdo it.

3. Playing The Mind Game

You have to take care of some things like:

  • Use the word “comment” in the caption
  • Use the word “like” in the caption
  • Ask a question in the caption
  • Use faces in the picture if possible
  • Post photos of blue things, color matters
  • Make the photo contain more light, try to have 65-85% light in the photo
  • Use emojis in the caption
  • Use the Mayfair

These tricks might have a great impact on the subconscious mind of your followers.

4. Instagram Explorer Tab

Explore Tab - Instagram
Explore Tab - Instagram

Instagram’s search and explore tab is like life savior for me when the news feeds get over. Many people like to surf through the search tab. But to get featured in the explorer tab of people, you have to be popular, hence it is also known as “popular tab”. You have to gain many followers, be old enough (old profile or page) and engage with people.

Also Read: Micro-Influencers Marketing Guide

Follow people who you think will like your content. Following them will attract their attention to you. There are very many chances that they will follow you back. Try going to pages that are similar to you, open their follower list, and start doing your work.

6. Tag Location

Location Tag - Instagram Post
Location Tag - Instagram Post

Tag your location in the post. You can also tag the location you want followers from. This will help you to reach people’s popular tab.

7. Run Contests

If you are really serious about your Instagram page, then you may have to spend some bucks. Running contests will help you win people’s trust, and a chance to engage with them. Create contests in which followers have to comment, like and share your content so that you get more followers. You can also use small prizes like Rs. 50 PayTm cash or something like that. Cheap prizes make it easy to believe in your contest.

8. Post Content From Your Followers

You can post content which is generated by your followers. And tag them. This will really have a great impact. People love to get attention. This will make them feel special, which indeed they are.

9. Ask People To Promote Your Page

It really works. You can ask for free promotions from people. There are many people who are ready to help you. Direct Message people who love your content and like them all. If they love your content, they will definitely promote your page in their story. Just don’t ask for it if you have way too many followers. It is a really great strategy for the initial stage of the page.

Also Read: A Complete Facebook Marketing Strategy

10. Like And Comment On Random Pics

This was a really great strategy I found when I first started using Instagram. I used to like photos of random people, and end up making them my followers. If you want an initial boost, then this may really help you out. Just go to random profiles, like their photos, comment about the photo and move on to another one. Just don’t make it look spammy. There are many comments on my photos which only says “great pic, check out my page”. It looks so desperate. Just comment something about the photo, and don’t ask for a follow back.

11. Post More On Holidays

Yeah, obviously. People will spend a lot of time on holiday. So, try to post more on holidays. You can increase your frequency for those days. And don’t forget Sundays, the best day of the week.

12. Post More Often

You may think that posting too much may irritate the user. However, it can, and it should and it does to me, at least. But according to the research of Union Metrics, the frequency of posts does not really matter. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t. So, don’t hesitate to post more often.

13. Use Instagram Tools

There are many tools available to help you out in managing, creating content, scheduling, editing and many other activities of Instagram. You can really use them to save time and increase productivity. However, there are many free tools available, but you can also go for paid ones as they will offer amazing features. You may also get some tips on how to get more Instagram followers, from these tools.

14. Content Is The King

You may somehow get so many followers, but if you deliver low-quality content, then everyone’s gonna step back from you. So, try to give amazing content. Try to make it original. You can then put your watermark on it. You cannot expect success on the internet and know how to get more Instagram followers without great content.

Also Read: How to Create Quality Content


So, this was our post to answer the most asked Instagram question which is, how to get more Instagram followers. It is not very hard to get more followers. Even it has become easier with the massive reach of the internet.  You can even beat the kings of Instagram. All you need is consistency and some tips which are mentioned above. The Instagram pages can really be a good source of extra income. So, if your heart is saying you to do it, then do it now. Don’t think much. Thinking dilutes the willpower.

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