Want to turn your passion into an inspiration? Here’s how to gain followers on Instagram and become a fitness role model.
You don’t need to be a celebrity to gain a huge following on Instagram. At SkinnyMint, we’re firm believers of the phrase, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it”. And if you’ve got the interest and the fitness cred to inspire a community — celebrity or not — we’d say: go for it, and go all the way!
Ahead, some steps you can follow to get noticed, get recognized and get Insta-famous. And when you do, don’t forget to give us a shout-out over at our Instagram page.
Being who you are is the most natural and important thing when it comes to what you do. Just look at yogi enthusiast, Jessamyn Stanley. She reasons: “Believe me when I say that using your personal body issues as an excuse to avoid yoga is a very serious disservice to your well-being.” Despite her curvy shape, she defied the norm and proves that every body can be a strong yoga body. Jessamyn is now a yoga instructor going on tour and teaching classes.
There may be a lot of pressure from society trying to influence who you are, but you know you’re better off being yourself, and become an Instagram superstar in your own right. It’s only when you are truly yourself and passionate about what you do that you’ll be able to produce sincere, authentic content that can inspire others.
Create a distinctive online presence
Once you’ve grasped the significance of being yourself, find your niche and make full use of it to create a distinctive online presence that you can call your own.
One of our featured babes from “10 Fitness Girls On Instagram Who Will Inspire You“ Jen Selter, for instance, is famous for her ‘belfies’ (butt selfie) and showcases workouts that help to tone and sculpt the buttocks. Another of our featured babes, yoga instructor Rachel Brathen, on the other hand shares snaps of her yoga poses against picturesque backdrops around the world.
Build a portfolio
Nobody’s going to follow someone with no photos in the first place. So start sharing your content and build a portfolio first before moving on to the next steps of garnering a following. You might not get as many likes initially, but keep in mind that you need an adequate amount of valuable content before people make the decision to tap on the follow button.
Remember: when we say “adequate amount” and “valuable content”, we mean that quality is as important as quantity, if not more. Say, an Insta-vid demonstrating a workout technique could be more valuable than a snap of the exercise equipment that you use to work out. Always ensure that what you share aims to educate or inspire your followers.
Now that you’ve got your portfolio up and running, it’s time to join a community and get social. Follow like-minded Instagram accounts and maintain constant interactions with them to get noticed. Leverage on hashtags to get on trending topics and increase visibility. Getting social and using good hashtags can help you find related conversations and connect to potential followers.
Ps: If you’re on a SkinnyMint tea detox, don’t forget to hashtag #DareToBeGorgeous and share your teatox journey with us.
What’s the point of running an Instagram account without reaching out to your followers? Be active and stay engaged by encouraging genuine interactions that can keep the conversations flowing. Building a relationship with your followers and letting them know that you care and appreciate them helps you to stay relevant in their feed.
If they keep liking and staying connected with you, that’s how you know you’ve got a loyal following.
We want to know you better. Share with us your Instagram account by commenting below. Don’t forget to follow us on @skinnymintcom too!
Health & Wellness July 31, 2015