Instagram is one of the most popular social networking platforms right now, with over 200 million monthly active users and 800 million registered users. Its user base is growing steadily. Because of such immense popularity, it has become a serious networking and following-building tool for individuals and brands alike.

Why would you want to grow your Instagram following?

Instagram is a different kind of social network.

Instagram

Unlike, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, that help send traffic to a website, Instagram takes a somewhat different approach. Other social networks allow you to include your website links in your posts but you can’t do that on Instagram. It allows you to include only one clickable link, that too on your profile.

Now, this isn’t essentially a bad thing but it does help simplify your use case with the platform.

The main strength of Instagram is that it can help you build your brand (whether personal or business) and get recognition for that brand.

A 2014 Forrester study reported that the average engagement rate on Instagram was 58 times higher than on Facebook, which is massive.

But you might be wondering, how would posting pictures ever help you with your business.

As you might know, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Pictures are more attention-grabbing than mere text and can leave impressions much faster and much more accurately than words. Pictures can help you invoke a positive feeling for your product.

Therefore, posting pictures can help create an emotional connection to your brand and help increase brand awareness.

Having a huge follower base is quite essential when you are trying to promote your business as it gives you excellent publicity and helps you drive traffic to your website for free.

But, getting followers on Instagram is no piece of cake, at least if you are not a celebrity. Building a following on a social media platform like Instagram takes a huge amount of time and effort.

Luckily, we have got some awesome techniques to share, that will help you get at least 1000 real Instagram followers for your personal or business account within a couple of days.

1. Following Influencers

Let me briefly describe the first method that will allow you to get thousands of followers.

Fans of popular celebrities(like Christiano Ronaldo, Katy Perry etc.) follow the accounts of their favourite celebrities every minute. They also follow the top followers of these celebrity accounts to network with people who share similar interests.

So, the trick here is to follow some of the most followed accounts and wait for a few minutes. Soon, you will see your follower count increasing as the fans of those accounts will have started following you.

After a few hours, your follower count will have become constant as newer people might have started following these accounts and you are not on top of the follower list. So, all you have to do is to unfollow all the big accounts that you followed previously and follow them back again. You can repeat this as many times as you want and see your followers increase.

To make the tedious task of following so many accounts easier, you could just follow an account like thevjaya which has a list of all the big accounts to follow and will help you gain followers quickly.

Following Influencers

So, here are the exact steps –

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and log in to your Account with your username and password.
  2. Navigate to the search box.
  3. Now, type thevjaya and click on the search button. You will get results similar to the image below.
  4. Now, click the follow button to follow thevjaya from your account.
  5. Then, click on “Following” to see the list of influencers that this account is following and start following them all.
  6. Wait for a few minutes and you’ll see your follower count increasing.
  7. After getting followers, just unfollow all the accounts that you followed from “thevjaya” and again follow them back to get even more followers.
  8. Repeat steps 5-6 every now and then to keep increasing your followers.

Note – Do not follow/unfollow more than 100 accounts per hour or your account may be disabled.

2. Using Follower Exchange Apps

Using follower exchange apps

You can use follower exchange apps on your mobile device to increase your Instagram followers.

There are lots of apps available both on Android as well as iOS devices that will allow you to gain followers instantly but most of them require you to follow other people in order to get followers.

But do not worry, I am going to give you a method that will help you gain 1000+ followers within 2-3 days.

Note – This method works only on Android devices as of now. I will tell you about a similar method for iOS devices in a later post. So, stay connected to my blog and follow me on social media for the latest updates.

So, first let me briefly explain the method.

We are going to use an app called Neutrino+ which is a minimalistic app that gives followers in exchange for its in-app currency called “crystal”. We will create a fake account to gain crystals and then transfer them back to our original account, where we will redeem them to get thousands of followers. This way we will be able to get followers for our original account without following anyone.

Setup –

  1. Head over to the play store and download the app called “Neutrino+”.
  2. Now, open the Neutrino+ app, follow the steps to log in with your real Instagram account.
  3. Log out of your real account on Neutrino+.
  4. Create a new Instagram account. Make sure that you upload a profile picture and make at least 2-3 posts. We will be using this as a fake account to gain crystals in the Neutrino+ app.
  5. Now, open the Neutrino+ app and log in with your fake account.

Gaining crystals –

  1. Click on the diamond button on the bottom right corner. Then, click on the big button on the opened screen to automatically start gaining crystals.
  2. To get more crystals quickly, click on the star tab on the main screen to get a list of people to follow. Now, start following everyone on the list to get even more crystals.
  3. Do not spend these crystals right now.
  4. After you have gained enough crystals, click on the diamond button on the main screen.
  5. Click on the big button to stop the automatic crystal collection.
  6. Now, click on the “More crystals” tab. Go to the bottom of the page. You’ll see a “Transfer crystals” option. Enter your original account and the number of crystals you would like to transfer. Click the send button to transfer the crystals from your fake account to your original account.

Getting followers –

  1. Log out of your fake account on Neutrino+ and log in to your original account.
  2. The crystals should have been transferred to your account and ready to be spent.
  3. On the main screen, click on the star tab.
  4. Click on the “CLICK TO START GAINING FOLLOWERS” text. Buy the 10 minutes option.
  5. Punish the users who unfollowed you as you gain 60 energy.

3. Using Hashtags

Using hashtags

Hashtags are one of the best ways to get free followers provided that you use the appropriate ones. They can help make your content discoverable to a wide audience and attract followers.

But which hashtags should you use to gain more free Instagram followers?

There are certain hashtags that are commonly used on Instagram to get more followers. Here is the list –
#follow #followme #followback #followforfollow #follow4follow #followers #followher #follower #followhim #followbackteam #followall #followbackalways #follows #following #followgram #followalways #tagblender #followstagram #followshoutoutlikecomment #follownow #followus #followmefollowyou #followmeplease #followbackinstantly #f4f #followmeback #followyou #followforlike #ifollowback #ifollow

You can use these hashtags in two ways –

  1. Use the Instagram search box to search for posts that have these hashtags and follow the poster. Comment on the post that you have followed them and ask them to follow you back.
  2. Use these hashtags on your own posts. Whoever discovers the post will follow you and you can return the favour by following them back.

For a visual representation of this method, watch my Youtube video.

4. Getting Influencer Shoutouts

Another way to get free Instagram followers is by getting influencer shoutouts.

You can ask influencers in your field to give you a shoutout. This shoutout will be seen by thousands of people who follow that influencer and will result in new followers for your account.

We do shoutout giveaways every week. If you want to get a shoutout from us, enter the giveaway below and follow us on social media for updates. If you are selected, we will give you a shoutout on our account which may lead to an increase in your followers.

Conclusion

You made it this far! Now it’s time for you to implement these techniques on Instagram and watch your follower count go sky high.

Are you promoting your brand on Instagram? Do you have a favourite Instagram hack or trick to share? Leave yours in the comments below!