The Do’s and Don’ts of Instagram Followers

Instagram is fun and exciting even for business account holders and influencers. In this article, we will guide you regarding what you should do and do not to gain and retain Instagram followers. Most people get overwhelmed with the rules and understanding the algorithm of Instagram. Let us first talk about the dos of Instagram. 

  • Be quirky 

The quirkiness is what will make you stand out from the crowd. You have to be quirky and experiment with your style constantly. Even if you do make some mistake, doesn’t matter. At least, you would know what works with your Instagram followers and what does not. 

  • Get hold of your account 

You have to have the authority of the account. You have to make decisions and make sure to use the best tools to get the authority in the field. 

  • Find your inspiration 

You cannot steal someone’s work, but you need to find your inspiration. If you are a fashion blogger, then you can be inspired by the iconic fashionista. 

  • Collaborate 

Collaboration is the best way to get more Instagram followers. You can expand your world of opportunities and make new friends. You can even make new clients as well. When you collaborate with other brands, you drive their audience to your page. Also, it helps in adding value to your brand. 

  • Research 

Use insight tools to know your audience. If you know what type of people will interest in your content, you can specifically target them. This way, you save a lot of time and money. It also helps in engaging with your Instagram followers

  • Schedule your post 

Posting consistently is essential to increase your Instagram followers. Hence, keeping track of your activities and schedule beforehand is essential. This way, you can save a lot of time and energy. You will be never out of content if you schedule them properly. 

Let us move to the don’ts now.

  • Do not make your account private. 

Making your account private might work for few meme pages. However, it will not work for influencers and business pages. Keep your account open to increase your reach. 

  • Don’t post low-quality content 

Make sure that your captions or written posts are grammatically accurate. Also, make sure that the post you upload is the high quality of pictures. It makes an impression on your audience. Give your best! 

  • Don’t think that DSLR is the key to success 

With the high quality of mobile phones available, you don’t require a DSLR compulsorily. You can click pictures from your phones and still come up with high-quality pictures. 

  • Don’t pay for Instagram Followers

In the beginning, you might opt for these services. But, it will do no good to your account, and your money will go to waste. Hence, opting for these services is not an ideal thing to do. Try to increase your Instagram followers organically.

  • Don’t spam 

Don’t spam people on their DM. Do not request every one on their comment section to give you a follow. The best way is to come up with quality content and let your audience find you in their explore section.


Ivy Skye Marshall: Ivy, a social justice reporter, covers human rights issues, social movements, and stories of community resilience.