From using Quote Reels to gain thousands of followers per day, to leveraging UGC to build theme pages that generate revenue, here are 5 Instagram secrets that they don’t want you to know!
1 – Go Viral with Quote Reels
Here is the thing. Reels are one of the fastest ways to grow your follower base on Instagram. And, one of the easiest ways to create reels (without even having to show your face or use your voice) is by creating aesthetic reels featuring a famous quote.
Fire up Canva, drop a lo-fi music track, throw in an aesthetic background image or video, and paste a thought-provoking quote. And boom, within a few minutes, you have a reel that has a chance of getting millions of views, likes, and followers. Pro-tip: Create dozens of these every day, and you’ll increase your odds of going viral.
2 – Leverage User Generated Content
If you’ve spent a bit of time on Instagram, chances are, you have come across ‘theme’ pages. These are pages that are typically based around a specific theme, that do nothing but re-post content from other pages. From pages about nature and wildlife to pages that curate luxury content – there are tons of pages that re-post UGC. Fun fact, 9GAG is nothing but a UGC page that re-posts memes from all around the internet.
Now, here is the deal – a lot of these niche pages take the highest liked/viewed content from Instagram/TikTok/Facebook and re-post it to quickly grow their page, and once they have a following, they monetize the page with affiliate links, shoutouts, and ads. User-Generated Content on Instagram is not only a great way to grow your page but also a great way to make money.
3 – Copy, Paste and Make Your Own
Creating content, captions, bio, stories, and reels from scratch is not only going to take forever but, will most likely not work. Do what larger companies in the business world do. They analyze their competition and see what is working for them, and then they add their own touch and spin to it. This not only saves them years of trial and error but, gives them a shorter and quicker path to success.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that you start copying the most engaging posts from Instagram. No sir. What I mean is, take inspiration from what is working, and then adapt it to your own style. Even when it comes to writing creative captions, find one from sites like Famium, and then add your own spin to it!
4 – Be an Early Adaptor of New Features
Instagram is rolling out new features on the regular, and it does not take a genius to figure that the first few profiles who learn about them and use them will be able to gain an upper hand over the competition. So – always be an early adaptor of any new features that Instagram launches.
From going live on Instagram to leveraging their ‘pinned’ posts and comment feature, be sure to experiment, test, and see which feature has the potential to take you closer to your goals – be it more followers or more views.
5 – Master the Art of Social Proof
Social proof is one of the most underrated and least talked about aspects of Instagram. Social proof is a psychological phenomenon, in which people try to copy the behavior of others to feel more secure. For example, if you see that 100 other people are talking about a certain product or service – chances are, more people will also start talking about it.
And this goes for Instagram as well. If you have 100,000 followers, new audiences will feel comfortable following you, versus if you have 10 followers. So, be sure to use social-proof techniques to boost your Instagram conversions!
These are some of the best ways to increase your organic reach on Instagram. Of course, there are a lot more tactics that you can use, but I have outlined the most important ones here. So be sure to utilize them and take your Instagram game up a few notches!