Welcome back! Remember, YOU are your brand - Who you are, what you offer others, your struggles & your successes:
1) Make sure your account is public. To check your account's status: From the settings page, under 'Privacy, make sure the "photos are private" toggle is set to OFF. This allows other Instagram users to follow you and view your photos without your authorization.
2.) Be selective with your photo uploads: Upload only your best shots (1-3 Max / day) --you're better off to take the time to "stage" a great shot that makes your message more visually appealing than to post something quick - just to post - and lose followers. It does take thought, and creativity will come with practice. More effects are NOT always better--more on that below.
3.) Follow, like on pictures, compliment & ask genuine, legit questions of other users you have things in common with. Do it sincerely though; following a few people with intent is more effective (not to mention far less obvious) than playing a numbers game.
4.) Use other apps to make your pictures stand out more! BUT... more effects does not necessarily mean better! Words should be all in 1-2 colors, easy to read, 1-2 objects clearly in focus. Think clean, one-focal-point pictures as you would see in a magazine ad. Yes, it takes practice
5.) Put your Facebook & IG names on your pics. This makes it easy for your friends and others to find you.
6.) Add your location on IG as your facebook page to your Instagram pics!
HOMEWORK: Check out these users who show GREAT pics:
@ChaleneJohnson @JenDelvaux @BeachYogaGirl @ChelseaBlush @JenelleSummers
What are some of your favorite accounts to follow? Take note of why you love them so much, scan their pics to see what their brand is. Create your own brand / magazine spread on your feed.