How to Become an Instagram Master

Photography | August 13th 2013

Like any other social network, Instagram has its own stars and VIP’s. These are people who were able to attract a huge following not because they are famous, but because they cracked the Instagram code.

What makes a power Instagrammer so gosh darn good? First and foremost, amazing images. If you want to stand out in a crowd of 130 million Instagrammers, make sure your photos are spectacular. But stunning photos are not a guarantee for Instagram success. If you want to be a top player, you need to learn the rules of the game.

How to Become an Instagram Master

Check out the following tips and tricks that will help you rise sky-high on Instagram:

  • Post Regularly: Don’t just make an appearance every couple of weeks. If you want to leave a mark on people, you need to appear regularly in their newsfeed.
  • But Stay Selective: Posting often doesn’t mean you should post just about anything. The Instagram crowd has seen enough photos of vintage shoes on a cobblestone street. Show them something original.
  • Engage with People: Instagram is a community and a certain level of interaction is expected. Follow people, like their photos, tag friends on your pics, use comments to show appreciation – these are all important tools for Instagrammers to communicate with each other.
  • Use #Hashtags: More than on any other social network, hashtagging on Instagram is not only accepted, it is crucial if you want your photos to reach broader crowds. Start by cruising big Instagram accounts to see their use of Hashtags and get to know some of the really famous ones like: #instamood,  #throwbackthursday or #nofilter.

How to Become an Instagram Master

  • Share on Facebook: Instagram’s mother ship, Facebook, is actually where most Instagram photos are being viewed. By sharing your Instapics on your Facebook page you immediately increase exposure, and you remind your friends that you have an account and deserve a follow.
  • Promote Your Photos on Your Website: Give your photo stream a place of honor on your website. With Wix, you can easily integrate your feed by adding the Instagram app in a few simple clicks. Your feed will automatically update whenever you post a new photo, keeping your website vibrant with fresh content. Whether you have a business website or a personal one, displaying Instagram pics on your site is a smart branding move that positions you as part of the hip, savvy crowd.

Learn from Wix & Instagram Experts

Let’s move on to see how real people become Instagram influencers. We present to you five super talented Wix users who sport both a beautiful website and an inspiring Instagram feed. Watch and learn:

Illustrator Rik Lee

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ANTM Star, Model & Designer Laura James

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Swimsuit Brand Mary Grace Swim

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Photographer & Branding Professional Fat Tony

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Media Artist Angeliki Jackson

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