Do you have what it takes to be the next Instagram sensation? I bet you do! You're gorg, you're smart, and you've got a knack for snapping the best OOTD selfies... but there's a little more to owning Instagram that you should know. You could buy Instagram followers but there are other ways. Here are a few quick tips on becoming the Instagram sensation you were born to be.
1 Hashtag It up
Be generous with your hashtags, and get creative! When it comes to hashtags, the more, the merrier, but...
2 Don't Use Too Many
Try to keep your hashtags to no more than three lines. There is such a thing as too many tags.
3 And Avoid This Tag FO SHO
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT, use the #drank tag. It's been shown to decrease your following by almost half! Yikes!
4 Double-tap like It's Your Job
The more of your fellow Instagrammer's photos you like, the better. Spend a few minutes each day double-tapping.
5 Comment a Lot, and Often
Give your fellow 'Grammers a bump and gain exposure by commenting on their photos. Keep your comments positive and comment often (like, every day).
6 Find Your Niche
Scroll through your feed and you'll notice one thing: most of the people you follow (aside from your fam and friends) are showing you something unique. Be one of those people. Find a niche.
7 Being a Woman Helps!
The list of the most-followed and adored Instagrammers are all women. This isn't a coincidence.
8 With or without Boobs
That's another thing the top Instagrammers have in common - they're quite fond of showing their assets. You can take this tip straight from Kim K's and Beyonce's feeds, or you can leave it - whatever works for you.
9 Don't Be Dull
If you find your own feed boring, chances are, your followers will too. Keep it fresh and exciting.
10 But do Be Funny!
One great way to keep it interesting is to keep it funny. There are lines you can't cross - no matter how funny you think that insensitive joke is, it can blow up in your face, for sure.
11 Get Interactive
Don't forget to interact with your followers, on the regular.
12 Take Really, Really Good Photos
Composition, lighting, and more - if you're not already a photography expert, take a class or at least watch some online tutorials.
13 And Use a Little PhotoShop...
Don't be afraid to retouch a little... but... make sure it's just a little, because...
14 Sometimes #nofilter is Best
... especially if you use the #nofilter tag.
15 Become a Selfie-snapping Expert
Snapping selfies is a talent, one you've got to hone. Get those skills and keep them fresh!
16 Get the Word (of Mouth) out
Sign all of your emails with your Instagram handle, connect it to your Facebook and Twitter and use every other means you've got to spread the word.
17 Post Every Day
It's okay to take a day off once in a while, but if you want to gain followers, and keep them, it's a great idea to post at least five times a week.