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Organic Instagram Growth: 5 Insanely Easy Ways to Get More Organic Followers

Hi friends & welcome back to the blog! Today I am going to share with you 5 insanely easy ways to get more organic followers for organic Instagram growth.

If you’re anything like me – you’ve tried it all. You’ve utilized follow trains and loops, participated in giveaways, networked, and more – and still little to no growth on Instagram.

Well, you’re in the right place today because I am going to share with you my top 5 tips for actual organic Instagram growth.

Before we get started, I want you to check out these recent posts of mine that I just know you will love:

Now, let’s get to it!

Organic Instagram Growth: 5 Insanely Easy Ways to Get More Organic Followers

1. Focus on Content

I have a question for you. Think of the last person you followed on Instagram. Why did you follow them? Was it because of their amazing bio? Their incredibly appealing grid layout? Their username?

Chances are, it wasn’t any of these things. More than likely, you followed them because you came across them and loved their content. That’s right – their content was what drew you in and caused you to hit that “Follow” button.

So, it should be no surprise to you that content is actually the key to organically growing your Instagram.

Content is key to growth on Instagram – if you want to grow organically.

Your content is truly all that matters.

I can’t tell you how many people I follow whose grid layouts, bios, and stories are less than perfect – so many! You’re probably the same.

But why do we follow them? Because they produce the kind of content we are in the market for.

So, going forward, focus on your content. Make it the best you possibly can make it. It will pay off, quickly.

If you want to learn exactly how to focus on your content and build it to be the best it can be, including proven strategies and tools, check out my Organic Instagram Growth Made Easy ebook. All the answers are there!

2. Learn Hashtags

Have you ever felt completely clueless when it comes to the world of hashtags? I know I have. For months I had no idea what I was doing when it came to including hashtags on my posts. I would include 30 hashtags that I liked and call it a day.

That is not the right way to go about including hashtags in your posts! You should really be researching hashtags for your niche and including relevant hashtags of varying numbers of followers within each post – and not always using the entire 30 that Instagram allows.

If you’re clueless about hashtag research, I highly recommend my book “Organic Instagram Growth Made Easy.” There is an entire chapter dedicated to easy steps you can take to master hashtag research in order to implement it for maximum organic Instagram growth!

3. Use Planoly

Here’s the thing: I have been manually uploading my posts to Instagram for the majority of my time on the platform. It was not until recent months that I started using a visual planning tool, Planoly, to create my content and schedule my posts.

But let me tell you something – my numbers have sky-rocketed since starting with Planoly. I have grown so much organically that it makes me wish I would have started using Planoly a long time ago. Really.

Here’s why I think this has happened: for starters, I have finally been able to plan my content out day-by-day, subject- by-subject. Instead of “flying by the seat of my pants,” I have carefully created content that flows together and is seamless in its delivery.

I think my followers have noticed this too – that or it’s a great coincidence – because I have received so much more engagement than I ever have received before since using Planoly.

If you are new to the world of visual planning for Instagram, please check out Planoly today. You will not regret it! (They do have a free option which works perfectly fine!)

4. Be Consistent

Consistency is key to growing your Instagram. Consistency is what provides for your followers day after day – what gives them exactly what they need, and what they are looking forward to, over and over again. Without consistency, you have nothing.

I’m going to make this part very simple for you: do whatever it takes to remain consistent in your Instagram posting (of both posts and stories).

If you want to grow organically, consistency is key.

Your followers have followed you for a reason (for your content) and remain your followers for a reason (your consistency). So, your best bet is to stay consistent with your posting.

A note on consistency: consistency is different for every person. For some, it may mean posting 3 times a week. For others, it may mean posting 2 times a day. Whatever consistency looks like for you, stick with it. It will pay off.

If you want to learn more about exactly how to stay consistent on Instagram, and strategies that help you in doing so, check out my book “Organic Instagram Growth Made Easy.” There is an entire chapter dedicated to consistency!

5. Be You

I know this last one may sound cheesy, but it’s true: be you.

In a world where you can be anyone, be you – especially on social media.

Sure, you may want to utilize strategies and tools others are using on their platforms, but ultimately, followers will find you based on you being you.

Give them what they want (YOU) and deliver to them consistently.

The more I have shown my authentic self on Instagram, the more followers I have received. In fact, I made a pact to be completely open and honest on Instagram (regardless of topic) and since then (approximately 4 weeks ago), I have grown over 1,000 followers. Just from being me.

Be you. It will pay off.

Take Aways

These 5 tips are truly what I have utilized in the past several months to gain such a great amount of new followers. What I love most about them is that they seriously help with organic Instagram growth – the type of growth that will sustain over time.

If you would like to read an additional 10 strategies I have for organic Instagram growth, as well as exactly how to conduct hashtag research (along with how to implement your research findings), and more, check out “Organic Instagram Growth Made Easy” today.

Next Steps

If you are new here, welcome! My name is Leslie and I am the writer and founder of Leslie W. Blog. You can read more about me here.

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That’s all for today friends, thanks so much for joining me on today’s post about how to update old content! Thanks for reading and as always, take care.

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2 months ago

these are great tips! Just signed up for Planoly! 🙂

Maria Gustafsson
1 month ago

Thanks these are great tips! I too am going to sign up for Planoly. And hashtags are my biggest struggle!

Mariah French
1 month ago

I love these tips! You make it all sound so easy haha. Thanks!

1 month ago

Pertinent content as usual! I need to check out Planoly!!

Sabrina DeWalt
1 month ago

I will have to check out Planoly. I have been focusing on raising my social media following. My plan seems to be working, but it is just such a slow process.

1 month ago

Great tips! My schedule is busy as it is and trying to be consistent is my biggest challenge with IG right now but I will definitely check out the Planoly app and see how that works. I want to create that organic traffic so I know if I put all these simple steps into place I will see even better results in my following. Thanks for sharing.

1 month ago

Thank you for the great tips and advice! I can’t seem to get followers on Instagram.. I’m going to give these a try!

Ramae Hamrin
1 month ago

These are great tips, Leslie! Unfortunately, my niche doesn’t seem to attract a lot of followers. My dog’s instagram has way more followers than my blog’s!

Linda Egeler
1 month ago

I have been working to build up content on my blog and now need to expand more into Instagram. Thanks for the great tips!

Lisa Manderino
Lisa Manderino
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing! I may look into the planoly. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants of Instagram!

1 month ago

These are some great tips and I plan to check out Planoly!

Sydney Delong
1 month ago

Great tips! I will have to check out Planoly, sounds like that would be an incredibly useful tool!

1 month ago

Great tips, Leslie! I’m definitely having much more fun on IG lately

1 month ago

I’m finding it overwhelming to post on IG. A scheduler would be a great solution for me but I heard IG doesn’t like when people do that and they’ll not put your info in as prominent of a position. I also need to research hashtags. Thanks for the tips!

1 month ago

I’ve wondered what the secret is to Instagram growth. Thanks for sharing!

1 month ago

I signed up for the free version of planoly! I’ll give it a try! Thanks for the tip!

1 month ago

Wow! Thanks for the info! That’s the first time I’ve heard of Planoly and will be checking it out.

Cindy Mailhot
Cindy Mailhot
1 month ago

This is great. Organic growth is so hard on Instagram.

Danielle Ardizzone
1 month ago

Clear, sensible advice. Thank you!

Erica Pittenger
Erica Pittenger
1 month ago

Instagram is such a unicorn to me… I post but not regularly. I have to get better. I pinned for later, once I have a minute to do what you suggest. Thank you!