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How To Gain Followers On Instagram Without Posting

✎ Key Points:

» You can use the “Promotions” option on your profile page, targeting specific demographics and setting a budget for profile visits.
» Go with trustworthy existing content on your account to attract new audiences during promotions, ensuring a positive first impression even without new posts.

How To Gain Followers On Instagram Without Posting:

There are a few methods that you can take in order to get followers on Instagram:

1. Run (Facebook/Google) Ads on Other Social Media

You can promote your account on Instagram using some bucks to run ads so that more people can get to know about your account and therefore, they can start to follow your account. If you’re thinking of promoting your account without posting, spending a few bucks to gain new followers is a clever way to make sure that your account is reaching more eyes. 

Instagram allows you to run ads on Facebook and Google of your account’s posts or stories. 

To promote your content on Instagram by running ads you’ll need to have a professional account as a personal account doesn’t get the option to promote its content. 

You can promote any of your previous posts or stories by following the steps mentioned below:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Instagram and get into the profile page of your account. 

Step 2: Then you’ll need to click on Promotions.

Promotions in Instagram

Step 3: Next, you’ll have to choose a post or story that you want to promote and then click on the next icon. 

Choose a post
select a post or story

Step 4: Then you’ll need to set your goal of increasing your profile visit and next select your targeted audience. 

Select target audience

Step 5: You need to enter the location, age, and gender of your targeted audience, and then on the next page set a budget and duration according to how much you want to spend on the ad.

Create audience

Step 6: Then you’ll need to review the whole cost summary and then make the payment using a credit card or any other available credit method. 

Review on instagram
Add Fund

2. Link your Instagram Page to Other Social Media

You can link your Instagram page with other social media accounts of yours to extend its reach and increase the number of followers of the account. It can be done at the Account Center of Instagram. 

After you connect your Instagram account to your Facebook account, your Facebook friends would be able to find you easily on Instagram, and then it would be easier for you to find them on Instagram too. If you connect your account with other social media profiles of yours, your profile’s exposure is getting doubled. 

The steps to connect your Facebook with Instagram: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: You’ll need to open the Instagram application. 

Step 2: Next, go to your profile page on Instagram.


Step 3: Then click on the three lines icon and then click on Settings. 

click on the three lines on instagram
click on Settings on instagram

Step 4: Scroll down to click on the Account Center option. 

click on the Account Center option

Step 5: Then you’ll need to click on Set up Accounts Center. 

click on Set up Accounts Center

Step 6: After that, you need to click on your Facebook profile option and then click on Continue.

 click on Continue

Step 7: Then click on Yes, finish setup to link your accounts together. 

 click on Yes, finish setup

3. Build Trust/Authority on Profile

If you want to increase your followers on Instagram and promote your content make sure that your profile is trustworthy. When any potential follower visits your account, they’ll not look for the last time you posted, but rather the content you’ve posted from your account previously. 

Authority on Profile instagram

You need to make your account look stylish, engaging as well as reliable. The content that you’re creating should not be obtained by copying other creators but it has to be unique. If you don’t handle your account carefully or don’t engage in pleasing the viewers then you can’t promote your account easily. 

You don’t need to post daily to make your account engaging. It’s the quality of the content that matters. The quality should be such that the visitors to your profile won’t be able to get enough of it and that’s the point when they’ll start following your account. 

Make sure you’re not spreading any fake information or news using your account as your content needs to be trustworthy. 

4. Drive Audience from Other Instagram Accounts

If you have an Instagram account that has a large number of followers, you can drive the followers of your first account to your second account to increase its reach and exposure. If your second account is new and does not have many followers, you can promote it using your first account.

To promote your account, you can share the link of your second account on your first account’s story and bio and ask your fans and followers to check the profile out and follow it for upcoming content. 

When your followers get to know that the new account belongs to you, they’ll follow your second account too. You can also ask them to share your second account’s link on their profile so that it can reach a larger audience. 

You can also ask your friends who have many followers to share the link to your account on their Instagram stories so that their followers can check out your profile and can follow it. 

5. Reach to other social media influencers for Promotion

Promotion of your Instagram account can be done by approaching the influencers who have a large number of followers on their accounts. However, it’s not necessary to approach the ones with a massive amount of followers. 

You can also approach any public figure who is known to many and has quite a large fan and followers and request them to provide a shout-out to your profile. You need to convince the person with polite language and see if the person agrees to promote your page on Instagram.

As influencers are professionals who work on Instagram for money, they might charge you some amount based on their rates. 

Most of the time when you approach an influencer for promotion, it’s not done for free. The ones who have a large number of followers will charge you more than the petty influencers as the exposure is more when it’s done by a popular influencer. 

6. Invite your friends to Follow the Page

You need to share your profile code to invite your friends to follow you on Instagram. Normally, the number of followers of an Instagram account gradually increases as you use it for posting content.

However, if you don’t want to promote your account by posting, you can ask your friends personally to follow your account by sharing with them the link to your Instagram profile. You can directly share the link to your Instagram profile with friends on other platforms. It can be done via email, SMS, or other messaging apps. 

Inviting friends on Instagram to follow you is a free way to promote your account to gain more followers.

This can be done by following the steps mentioned below:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app. 

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to get into the profile page and click on the three-line icon. It will show a set of options. 

profile page

Step 3: You’ll need to click on the Settings option.


Step 4: Next, you’ll need to click on Follow and invite friends. 

click on Follow and invite friends

Step 5: On the next page, you’ll find the ways to use and you can share the link to the profile with others. 

share the link on instagram

Step 6: Click on Invite friends by email or Invite friends by SMS. 

Step 7: If you want to send the link via some other apps you can click on the Invite friends by option and then choose the app to send the link.

click on the Invite friends by
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