How to step up your Instagram game! Tips from thebeyoutifulgal :)

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Hello my wonderful friends! ❤️

How’s everyone doing?! So, April has been a pretty busy month for me. The cherry blossoms have started to bloom and they are absolutely looking just beautiful out there!

Since I’m a nature lover, just love this time of season but at the same time, I suffer from severe allergies. It’s just soo bad that my cheeks are swollen and bloated, feeling dizzy so just mostly stuck indoors which really suck!

So, today’s post will be a bit diff in which I wanted to share my tips on how to step up your Instagram game! So millions of ladies even guys are obsessed (including me haha) about Instagram and gaining likes, followers, being popular with their pics etc. I can totally feel ya guys and have been really struggling for the past year on how to improve my Insta skills and get some exposure for my originality.

I FINALLY got the secret on how to step up my game and will share with you my very own tips from my personal experience! I’m pretty sure this will def help you guys so that you can all inspire everyone out there with your beautiful IG pages ❤️

TIPS

1. Create a unique bio for your account

It’s pretty important for you to create a interesting bio that really portrays people who you really are and what your page is all about.  Your bio should be brief but to the point to make it stand out since you only have 150 characters max to write your summary.

  • In your name headline, of course add your name but mention your profession. For example, lifestyle blogger, travel blogger, writer, entrepreneur, singer, etc.

  • Provide a quick 3-5 word sentence that describes your personality/goal (Dreamer, goal-oriented, passionate, etc.)

  • Next two lines, describe your interests/hobbies (what you’re gonna post on your Insta page). For ex, photography, travel lover, dog lover, foodie, etc.

  • Leave a link to your blog/website

2. Use high quality and performance hashtags

Use high performance and popular hashtags that can reach a lot of people and will allow a various range of audience to view your page. Hashtags should be relevant to the photo that you’re posting. Hints for the popular type of hashtags:

  • #blogging, #bloggers #travelbloggers #travel, #instagram #lifestylebloggers, #beauty #picoftheday, #photography, #foodie, etc.

3. Post photos that people will enjoy

Post pics that people will enjoy and be interested in! A lot of people love travel pics so post pics to show your latest travel diaries. Personally I love OOTD pics so post pics in which you can flaunt your signature style (accessories, colorful).  Try not to post boring pictures and make them interesting as possible even if you’re showing a simple item such as a book or your dog.

4.  Have a compelling caption for each photo that makes it stand out

So I have started to write interesting captions for each of my pics and makes a lot of difference! For each photo, you should write about where you took the photo, what you did at that time, what it really means to you, etc. The caption allows you to write max 2,000 characters which is a lot for you to write a captivating and intriguing caption to make your photos stand out 🙂

For ex, for a travel pic say you visited a country, don’t just say you went somewhere. Describe the name of the place, main attractions, what’s unique about the place, how you took the pic, etc.

For a food pic, describe the brief procedure/ingredients and it’s health benefits

5. Interact with other accounts. Engaging with like-minded people/pages is key!

Always take the time to follow accounts that you’re interested in! Like their pictures and comment on them if you genuinely enjoy their feed. I noticed that you if you follow several like-minded accounts, you are more likely to gain similar followers. This will allow you to form a connection and make new friends along the way 🙂

6. Please don’t do the follow/unfollow game! It annoys people 😬

This is so important! I’ve seen many people follow me just to gain followers but that supper annoys me! I never follow any account just to gain followers and will follow only if I’m genuinely interested in their content. This game def makes you lose followers and for some reason, I just don’t see the point of doing this. I would rather have followers/friends that genuinely like my feed that I can actually form a friendship with.

7. Join several lifestyle/travel Instagram groups on Facebook

So, this is also key to stepping up your A-game! So on FB, I searched up so many FB groups that allow many people to engage and connect with each other esp similar accounts. I joined IG lifestyle and travel groups since I partially a travel blogger.  This has made a huge difference and gained like min 100 followers. There are just thousands of travel bloggers out there who are just so sweet and genuine with amazing content. They reciprocate and made friends with all of them. Check out their pages, introduce yourself, and am pretty sure you will end up creating numerous friendships in no time 😊

8. Use IG Analytics Apps to track your page Insights

It’s really useful to use Apps for Instagram to track your account stats such as reach, followers gained, likes per day/month, impressions, etc. I’m currently a Data Analyst so I’m used to utlizing apps such as SquareLovin.com or Later.com to monitor data. I’ve created an account to analyze my own Beyoutiful IG page and it’s really helpful. It shows how my stats have changed over time, best times to post on IG, days with highest interactions, most popular hashtags, etc.

I recommend you really download these apps esp SquareLovin which is free to track your page Insights. I love Later.com but you have to pay a subscrption which is totally worth it if you do 💕

9.  Your photos should all be original

Please make sure that your photos are original! There are like millions of accounts on IG that are so similar in themes, colors, backgrounds, etc. I personally feel that I lose interest when I see several accounts with similar content and pics. Be inspired by these awesome accounts but please don’t copy.  If you had noticed mine, none of my pics are similar to the other accounts. I have my own style and way of posting pics and I never mimic or copy anyone else’s ideas. Your photos should stand out but be original and unique so that it will be attractive everyone on IG.

10. Last but not least, be yourself ❤️

As always, I believe in being yourself no matter what whether IRL or online.  Please be real and genuine when following accounts, liking or commenting on pictures and don’t just do it for the sake of gaining followers. You can easily expose your talent via your IG page by just simply being yourself and expressing your personality by being sincere in your interactions and in your pictures 💛

Ok, so here are 10 tips that I believe will def help you to improve your Instagram skills for those who are looking for more exposure/reaching a variety of audience for your business.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post and found this helpful & informative. Also, I would love to connect with lovely bloggers on here so if you have an IG account, please feel free to drop your IG handle below in the comments and will def give you a follow if I enjoy your content 🙂 Feel free to check out mine if you’re interested

@thebeyoutifulgal

FYI, I did reach 1K followers on IG so thank you sooo much for all your support and love! Couldn’t have done this without you guys and really appreciate my blog friends for always liking/commenting my pictures. Really means a lot to me that you enjoy my content 😘

That’s it for today! Some more interesting posts comin up since it’s my birthday week 🙂 Will def keep you guys posted on that so stay tuned 💚

What are some tips that you have to step up your IG game? Let us know in the comments below 😀

Until next time,

xoxo,

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandhya says:

    Good info Maha! Glad we are connected on Insta too ❤

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks so much Sandhya! Awesome and likewise ❤️

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  2. some great tips! the follow/unfollow game is kinda rude & overall a confusing concept to me, who has the time for all that unfollowing? i LOVE that you included being yourself!! i feel like that’s the most important one 💛

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks girl! OMG, that unfollowing game just super annoys me and lost so many followers to that. Just feel like it’s so stupid. Yes! I always believe in being yourself in every aspect no matter what 😀

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  3. Wonderful tips! I think it is really important to be yourself and post content unique to you. I see so many accounts with the same filters, poses and backgrounds and it just gets boring. I also get really bad allergy at this time of year. It’s so annoying because I love spring. x

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks girl! Yes for sure and omg, can
      express how boring that most accounts look the same. Def looking for something that just stands out and is diff from the others. Spring is actually my fave season but allergy just so annoys me and can’t do anything around this time. Just have to stay indoors which suck! Hope you’re having a great week so far love 😘

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  4. ayrgalaxy says:

    These are such great tips. I’m pretty sure my bio is empty and boring so I should work on that.
    I have been thinking about what kind of content and layout I want for my Instagram and I’m still trying to figure it out. I do also know for a fact that people like to see continuity so for me, it will be very hard to keep my feed the same. I.e. not posting lifestyle, beauty, ootd, bujo, etc,

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks girl! Yeah it’s always nice to have a nice bio that portrays your personality. I always read people’s bio on IG to get a feel of who they are. Yeah, I also need to post in a more consistent way but these tips should def help ❤️

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  5. Maitreyi says:

    love this post. hope it will help me😊

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thank you! I’m sure it def will 🙂

      Like

  6. Your blog is the most real blog out there! Totally love your work❤️

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Aw, you’re always too kind girl!! Thanks so much, means a lot to me ❤️ Hope everything is going well at your end hun 😘

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      1. Everything is great girl💖✨

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  7. Dimitris Karvelis says:

    Nice Post!! Keep Posting Iam new travelblogger I created this Blog to share my new adventures travels and outdoor activities both in Greece and abroad.
    https://www.kdexplorer.com

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    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks so much, glad you liked the post! 🙂

      Like

    1. Beyoutiful says:

      Thanks so much! Glad you found it helpful 🙂

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  8. Great post dear would love to read more ♥️. Will be glad if you check mine and share your valuable feedback

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