Best Strategies to Increase Followers on Instagram for Business.

Instagram is a photo-sharing app that allows users to post and upload images to the Instagram community. Growing your Instagram profile requires more followers especially as a business owner but do you know where to begin?  Active subscribers and an engaging audience are critical components for any brand’s success on Instagram. However, if you are not sure where to start with expanding your subscriber base, the process can be daunting. Here are some of the best Instagram audience growth tips:

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  • Use hashtags.

The user can increase the number of followers on his Instagram account by using the hashtag or square label, and it must be used with Instagram pictures, with no more than three hashtags used on one image. Do not use the hashtags haphazardly or unrelated to the material being published. It is possible to use user-specific terms or hashtags that are common on Instagram, and the most popular of them can be found by using certain websites.

  • Constant publication.

An Instagram user can gain more followers by posting regularly, even once a week. Although it is preferable not to post more than twice a day, and you should post at the appropriate time of day; mornings (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.), early afternoons (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and mid-evenings (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.) are all peak activity hours on Instagram, so remember to post during these times. Since these times are based on ET (Eastern Time), you will need to change them to suit your time zone.

  • Interact with followers.

Users would not follow the account of someone who does not interact with them and share their activities on Instagram, it is possible to interact and communicate with users by commenting on their different posts, reacting to their comments, or following their accounts. React to the feedback on your own photos, respond to any interesting comments and express gratitude to your followers for any compliments.

  • Link Instagram account to other platforms.

Linking the user’s Instagram account with other accounts on various social networks is one of the factors that increases the user’s number of followers on Instagram. This strategy increases the reach of the published content with a larger number of users on these networks and the probability that these people follow the user’s account.

  • Engage more with your followers.

Interacting with your own followers is critical to sustaining your following and growing your network. you can use the picture caption to ask your followers questions. This will increase the activity in your comments section and attract more viewers to your photo.

  • Be patient and keep trying.

Try different strategies as there are always small steps you can take to help yourself and your brand expand. Sure, creating amazing content is half the fight, but getting big on social media is like something else: if you stick with it and keep practicing, you will see amazing results.

Instagram is one of the most incredible marketing tools that can be used to expand a business without investing a lot of money. It enables you to keep your customers up to date on new trends. Behind-the-scenes photos of your business can be captured and posted on Instagram, making your customers feel like they are a part of the business will lead to loyal customers and increase your followers.

Let me know what is the best tip that you can follow?

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Are you addicted to Facebook!!

During the lockdown, we all became extremely dependent on social media. Although it was a good way to keep in touch with friends and family, it also started to overtake our daily routine. We’d spend hours scrolling through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. For me, Facebook was one of the major platforms where I could spend hours over it especially with the new addition of videos.

If you find yourself checking Facebook first thing in the morning and the last thing before sleep, during working hours, spending so much time planning your posts and the view of them and you neglect your own life for the sake of Facebook, this means you could have Facebook addiction.(Ward, I. (2020, July 14). 7 Signs of Social Media Addiction: Digital Detox. Time to Log Off.)

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How to get rid of Facebook addiction!

Recognition of addiction.
Recognizing the presence of an addiction problem on Facebook is one of the best ways to overcome it, you can talk about this problem with close people, or with friends, and share with them the approaches that can cure addiction.

Self-compassion.
It is advisable to show self-compassion when attempting to overcome addiction to social networking sites, especially Facebook, since overcoming addiction frustrates many people, which is why it is advisable not to increase the person blaming himself for his inability to overcome this issue.(Wallen, D. (2020, November 27). 5 Psychological Reasons You Are Addicted to Facebook. Lifehack.)

Tracking time on Facebook.
The easiest way to ensure that no time is lost is to track it, so a timer can be used to track how much time has passed, with the need to set a specific time for browsing Facebook, taking care not to increase this time, when the time comes, you must commit to Exit Facebook.

Setting priorities.
It is important to identify the priorities that must be completed before wasting any time on Facebook so that Facebook can be used after the completion of all work. This mechanism leads to increasing efficiency, creating sufficient time, and thus increasing self-discipline.(Husain, I. (2017, July 5). Managing Your Social Network Addiction. Lifehack.)

Deactivating Facebook.
It is preferable to deactivate the Facebook account in the event of inability to overcome Facebook addiction, keeping in mind that this approach requires a significant amount of effort, since the individual’s effort to change this decision is considered as a psychological failure, and hence the suffering of the same issue increases.

Requesting the help of others.
It is possible to seek assistance from others and receive tips and therapies to reduce the problem of Facebook addiction, and it is also possible to ask a close friend to set a new password for the account and conceal it for at least two weeks. This approach is considered simple and reliable if you have a good friend.(Walker, L. (2021, February 12). 5 Ways to Beat Your Facebook Addiction. Lifewire.)

There are numerous approaches to this issue. What works for someone could not work for you. Facebook is a tool to communicate with our family and friends, we shouldn’t let it control our lives and sink in it. let’s try to use it only for our benefit.

What do you think other ways to overcome Facebook addiction?

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With or Against Social Media!!

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The primary reason for the development of numerous social media platforms is the communication technology revolution. The Internet, which links computer networks all over the world, was the birth of these sites, and the first social networking site appeared in 1997, where it was known as (SixDegrees). SixDegrees was exceptional in contrast to other sites at the time. SixDegrees, for example, allowed you to create your user profile. The second distinctive attribute was the opportunity to introduce new people to your network. According to industry insiders, SixDegrees was the first official social media network to ever exist. (Ricky Singh, M. B. A. (2019, October 15). The History of Social Media.)

In 2003, a new social networking platform named Friendster launched, rapidly becoming the largest social media network in existence at the time, enabling users to share various types of content such as images and videos, as well as interact with other users on the site, and in the same year, the site (Myspace) debuted, allowing its users to play games.

What do you think the major social media Characteristics?

1- User-centered. The main content of these sites is placed by their users.

2- User interaction. Social media platforms facilitate user engagement in several ways, including chat rooms, sports, and other types of electronic interaction.

3- Driven by the community. Community principles are used to create and sustain social networks. Social groups all over the world are built on the fact that members share similar values or desires. You can not only make new friends in these interest-based groups, but you can also reconnect with old friends with whom you lost touch several years ago.

4- Personal Relationships. Relationships are the heart of social networks. The more relationships you have within the network, the closer you are to the middle of the network. As the success of social networks increases, the number of relationships that are established between the users’ increases.

5- Emotion NOT content. Another defining feature of social networks is the emotional aspect. Unlike previous websites, which were mainly concerned with delivering information to visitors, social networks provide users with emotional protection and a feeling that no matter what happens, their friends are still within easy reach. (Dube, R. (n.d.). Characteristics of Social Networks. LoveToKnow.)

Let’s list some of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Social media so we can decide how we can use it for our benefit.

Some of the advantages of social media:

  • Connect with people all over the world. Social media allows us to meet people immediately from anywhere. Keep in contact with old high school friends who have moved all over the country on Facebook, talk with relatives who live halfway around the world, or meet brand new people you’ve never heard of before.
  • Providing easy and instant communication methods. We can easily open our laptops or pick up our smartphones and begin connecting with everyone on platforms right away.
  • Get information and news quickly. All you have to do to find out what’s going on in the world is to go on social media. You can tailor your news and information discovery experiences by following just what you want and avoid a crowded platform.
  • Promotion of products and goods. Using social media, company owners and other forms of professional organizations can communicate with current clients, market their goods, and extend their scope. 
  • Entertainment, fun, and interaction with others. Many people use social media to unwind after a long day. Seeing feedback and likes on our posts is always very rewarding, and it’s convenient to be able to see exactly what our friends are up to without having to talk to them directly.
  • Use it in e-learning processes. Several educational technology researchers have endorsed the use of online social networks in the educational process. This has been proved through coronavirus tough times and force people to start using more social networking platforms for education purposes.
  • Encouraging the user to achieve his goals by joining groups whose members work to achieve the same goal. Joining a community with a common purpose and making long-distance friends will help and support you achieve your goals by taking a general idea of what other persons in the same boat doing. 

Some of the Disadvantages of Social media:

  • Spread of news and misinformation. We accumulate a large number of friends and followers over time, which can result in crowded news feeds loaded with information we’re not especially interested in.
  • Intrusion into users’ privacy. Sharing too much with the public can contribute to a lot of privacy problems that can’t be undone.
  • Cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can cause severe stress, anxiety, and even depression. The intense pressure to adjust to what someone else is doing on social media becomes the target of cyberbullying especially with teenagers and young adults.
  •  Social isolation. Using online interaction becomes easier than dealing with people face to face which led to social isolation and a lack of lots of interaction skills. 
  • Limit contact with family. Social media separates us from our families more than we realize. When a family spends time together, most kids are on their phones rather than enjoying the time with their parents.(Moreau, E. (2021, March 2). The Good and the Bad About Social Networking. Lifewire.) (PimpernelGawkroger. (2019, January 20). Advantages and disadvantages of social media. Medium.)

What are the most popular social media platforms?

Social networking sites currently have an estimated 3.6 billion users, and these numbers are projected to increase as mobile device use and mobile social networks gain traction in previously underserved markets.

  • Facebook with 2.740 million users.
  • Youtube with 2.291 million users.
  • What’sApp with 2.000 million users.
  • Facebook Messenger with 1.300 million users.
  • Instagram with 1.221 million users.
  • TikTok with 689 million users.
  • Snapchat with 498 million users.
  • Twitter with 353 million users.

(Tankovska, H. (2021, February 9). Most used social media 2021. Statista.)

Are there any advantages or disadvantages you think we should mentioned above!!! and if you are using a new platform, let me know about it in the comment.

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Strive for your dreams

We are not alive if we stop dreaming

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(WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton repeats call to delete Facebook, 2019, March 19)

In 2009, the young American “Brian Acton”, who used to work as a programmer in the “Yahoo” company, decided to go to work in the “Facebook” company, which was still a new startup company. Brian is a young man who always thinks out of the box and comes up with brilliant ideas. he had a good position in the “Yahoo” company, but with a look that knows how to read the future based on the data in front of him, he would have seen that the crazy ideas in his brain are more appropriate for “Facebook”, the company that he is confident that the future will be for it! He presented his ideas and explained them extensively. Did they accept him? .. No, On the contrary, their response to him was entirely absurd, and they said his ideas were too futuristic. He wrote a tweet on his Twitter account in which he said: “Facebook turned me down … looking forward to life’s next adventure.” ..(Acton, B., 2009, August 03). He met one of his friends, a programmer like him, and he offered him his crazy idea. They start to work on the idea of Brian for Months until it came to light and turned the world! .. “WhatsApp”! .. Brian and his colleague were the ones who made “WhatsApp”. In 2014, “Facebook” communicates with Brian to buy “WhatsApp” from him … They asked him; how much do you want? , Brian asked for 22 billion dollars and indicated that about 5 years ago you would have taken it from me for free if You employed me with you, so for now you should pay as much as I wanted. They gave him the money he wanted, do you think he would take the money and sit in his house? … No …

Because he was the one who worked on “WhatsApp”, so he knew that there were some privacy problems with it. he locked on himself for a couple of years, then he came up with a new surprise.  What is it? .. Signal application, which the whole world has been running on now and downloaded because it is safer than WhatsApp and because all the defects and problems of privacy have been avoided in it!

(Success Story of Brian Acton.” Dailysuccessroutine, 10 May 2016.)

(Singh, Manish, 13 Jan. 2021 “Signal’s Brian Acton Talks about Exploding Growth, Monetization and WhatsApp Data-Sharing Outrage.” TechCrunch, TechCrunch, )

(Olson, P. 2019, February 21. Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian ACTON gives the Inside story on #deletefacebook and why he LEFT $850 million behind.)

(Bhatla, Prabhjeet. “How Eric Yuan ‘Zoom’ed His Way To Build a $50-Billion Business.” Entrepreneur, 7 Aug. 2020, http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/354419.)

As long as we are talking about the technology, let’s say that in 1997, Cisco appointed a Chinese engineer who was still a new immigrant to America named Eric Yuan. He was working with great effort and without any boredom or laziness .. for how long? .. 14 years, he had a dazzling idea about a program through which people would make online meetings between them. He came to the director of Cisco and brought up the program to him but unfortunately, the director categorically refused.  

Eric resigned and locked himself with some other engineers who believed in him and began working on his idea. what do you think they called it ?? They called it Zoom, so today it is almost the only program that most people relied on when the Corona happened, and its marketing value reached 48 billion dollars! …

Why??? because one person insisted on an idea that was in his brain, has self-confidence, and the presence of someone who believes in him.

Lots of people stop their attempts after several failure experiences, If you fail, get up, fight and strive for your dreams. “In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.” — Drew Barrymore

(Zoom company story: How ERIC Yuan Defeated skype. https://slidebean.com/blog/startups-zoom-company-story-eric-yuan)

(Helfand-Rogers, C. (2020, January 7). 9 Motivational Quotes From Famous Women Entrepreneurs.)

What happened if we stop dreaming!!

What happened if we stop dreaming!!

(Klein, C. (2015, September 9). 8 Things You May Not Know About the Real Colonel Sanders. History.com)

In 1890, the child Harland Sanders was born in the American state of “Indiana” in a simple family, when Harland reached the age of five , unfortunately, his dad died, left his wife and kids without any source of income. His mother had to work so that she could feed her children. Harland decided to work at this young age to help his mother with living expenses, he tried a couple of jobs like, a river ferry worker, insurance policy seller, and a gas station worker. He used to move from a job to the other very quickly and smoothly. As soon as he found a way that will get him any more money, even a small one because his family needed every cent. Harland too, and to remove the burden of housework from his mother decided to learn to cook so that he could make food for his siblings when his mother was late. He entered the kitchen and tried many times until he made a few chicks that his siblings loved, and they kept asking him to make them. When he grew up, he studied law in the hope that he graduated and find a job with his degree, but he failed to find a job. 

 He returned to gas stations again, but he was a little promoted and remained a supervisor, then he worked in the mail company, and then a sales representative. Harland was always looking for success and money.

Success did not show any sign for him and the temporary situation continued until he reached the age of 40! He began to think about himself a little! … And the beginning was from the fried chicken he used to make, he started to sell them at the towing station and kept selling his chicks with its secret mixture for traveling people.

Nine continuous years of doing that! unfortunately, the train was rerouted, the station itself was canceled, and debts and taxes had accumulated on him, he returned to sit in the house frustrated and depressed .. but he stood on his feet again, and worked many jobs as he used to do when he was a child until he reached 63 years old. Hence, he decided to take his fried chicken to a different level. 

He offered the restaurants his secret mix of chicks to be part of their menu. After months of searching, some restaurants liked the taste and agreed, and a group of investors offered him to be a partner with them in their restaurants. This is not the end of the story because after 12 years, and when Harland’s reached 75 years old, he became the owner of 600 shops that sold his chicks, and when he reached 90 years old, he has branches in more than 100 countries and 33 thousand workers around the world and become the owner of the most important brand “KFC” 

Some people think that reaching a dream is associated with a certain time. If they cannot achieve it during it, this remains an indication of their failure. Others think their life comes to an end at the moment of retirement. If you want something, you have to work for it. Dreams do not have an expiration date.

(Klein, C. (2015, September 9). 8 Things You May Not Know About the Real Colonel Sanders. History.com)

(Culver, A. (2019, August 1). The inspiring life story of KFC’s Colonel Sanders. Snagajob)

(Heasman, C. (2019, October 22). The Tragic, Real-Life Story Of Colonel Sanders. Mashed.com)

(Colonel Sanders. Biography. https://biography.yourdictionary.com/colonel-sanders.)

(Culver, A. (2019, August 1). The inspiring life story of KFC’s Colonel Sanders. Snagajob.)