Pet are ruling Instagram right now, and if you have a cute pet, now’s the time to get in on this trend. But making your pet Insta-famous isn’t as easy as you might think. Luckily, www.hihouse.co.uk has released a handy infographic with all the information you need. Here’s how you can make your pet Insta-famous:
So many people start an Instagram account, post a few times, and forget about it. If you’re hoping to build a loyal, engaged following, it all starts with consistency. One to two posts each day will help you gain followers, and one of the best ways to ensure you always have content is to shoot and edit your photos in advance so you’ve always got some content up your sleeve.
Instagram also has excellent analytics, so you can see the best time to post. Check when your followers are active on Instagram and be sure to post at those times.
Know your hashtags
Did you know you can use up to 30 hashtags on a post? Hashtags can even be used on Instagram stories, where you can use up to 10. When you’re launching your account, be sure to check out some of the most popular pet profiles and see which pet hashtags they’re using. That way, you’ll get a head start and will know which ones to include.
The Instagram pet community is large and welcoming, but you can’t just go in and bombard everyone with pictures of your pet and expect followers. Instead, be sure to comment and like many different pet-related posts so you become known to community members. You should also encourage engagement on your own posts, by asking questions, showing that you’re interested in your followers’ opinions, and always responding to comments on your post.
It may seem like those people with Insta-famous pets just found success overnight. But this usually couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead, they worked hard and didn’t give up- even when it felt like they had no followers at all. Often, people throw in the towel right before they would have started seeing results. However, if you’re simply in it for the money or the free products, it’s going to be difficult to keep going when you feel discouraged. Make sure you genuinely like showing your pet off and interacting with other people online, and you’ll enjoy it every step of the way.