Instagram isn't just a fast, fun way to share your life with family and friends. It's also a great way to create pages dedicated to your hobbies! If you have a smartphone and an internet connection, you can easily create and manage your own fan page to honor your favorite celebrity, hobby, book, movie and more. Opening an Instagram account, filling your profile with great content, and getting as many followers as possible is a better way to show that you are the biggest fan people know.
Part 1 of 4: Create an account
Step 1. Download Instagram
It's easy and fun to create your own Instagram account. If you've ever created a profile on social media like Facebook and the like, then setting up an Instagram account should look easy! To get started, visit the Instagram home page from your phone. At the bottom of the screen there are links allowing you to choose the various versions of Instagram. First, download the version of the app that is compatible with your phone and install it.
You can also download the Instagram app directly from the Play Store, the App Store, or the Windows Phone Store
Step 2. Create a new account
Launch the Instagram app as soon as you've downloaded and installed it. On the first home page, you will be presented with three options: log in with Facebook, register with an email and log in. Unless you've already created an Instagram account, you'll need to choose one of the first two options. You choose ! However, if the Facebook app is already installed on your device, signing in with Facebook is the easiest and fastest way.
Another way that you can try is the possibility of cross-promotion. If you want your fan page to be a real success, linking your Instagram account to that of Facebook will give you the certainty that your Facebook friends are automatically in the know about your activities on Instagram
Step 3. Provide your account information
On the next page, you will be asked to choose a username and password. When you choose to sign in with your email address, you will also be asked to enter a valid one. Additionally, you can add a phone number and name, although you don't have to. Compared to many social networks, the amount of information you need to provide to open an Instagram account is little.
Since you are creating a fan page, you may want to choose a nickname that refers to the celebrity, hobby, or interest that is the subject of the page you are creating. You can choose a straightforward and simple name, like Belieber2020 for a Justin Bieber fan page or less subtle, like SurfBoard247 (referring to the lyrics of Drunk in Love) for a Beyonce fan page
Step 4. Add your contacts
On the next page, you will be prompted to indicate whether or not you want to add all of your Facebook friends who are also on Instagram to your new account. Then you will be prompted to add your contacts. If you want your fan page to gain popularity, you will probably be tempted to choose these two options in order to follow more people and promote your profile. After you reject or accept Instagram's friend finder service, you'll see a list that suggests user profiles you can review. After you have explored the list of these followers and decided to follow the ones you like, you will be taken to the home page of your new Instagram profile.
Congratulation ! You can now start building your fan page. In the next section, we will learn how to use our Instagram network in order to create a completely interesting page
Part 2 of 4: get started
Step 1. Explore your new account
You can now start building your fan page. First, however, it is a good idea to get used to the application. Use the five buttons at the bottom of the screen to explore different parts of Instagram. On the page, these buttons are arranged from left to right.
- The house icon: this will take you to your main screen. You can see an activity related to your account, your recent publications as well as those of your followers.
- The compass icon: this redirects you to the Explore page. At this level, you have the ability to view great content from a random selection of Instagram users.
- The circle icon in a square: this redirects you to the camera screen. You will use it to capture and send videos and photos.
- The heart icon in a speech bubble: it takes you back to the News page. Here you will find information about your publications. Any time a user comments or likes your post, you can see it in this section.
- The silhouette icon: it takes you to your profile page. This gives you the ability to view and modify your posts and settings. In addition, you will be able to search and view the profiles of other subscribers from this section.
Step 2. Take your very first photo
If this is your very first account and you want to get started right away, follow the next steps to progress through the process on your own. It's easy and straightforward and you'll be up to speed in no time.
- At first, press the button at the bottom of the screen that looks like a circle inside a square. This will release a camera app with which you can take photos and apply vibrant filters to make them look stunning. You can also take short videos. Simply drag the video recorder to the camera icon at the bottom right of the screen.
- When taking a photo, choose a filter from the list that appears at the bottom of the screen. There is no right or wrong filter to choose for any photo, so just pick the one you like! From this screen, you can also adjust the brightness and use a range of advanced options by pressing the keys at the bottom of the image. When finished, tap the arrow in the upper right corner to continue.
- Finally, on the next page, you can add a short description or caption to the photo you took, if you like. You can also tag people in the photo, specify where it was taken and, if possible, share it on other social networks. When finished, tap the bubble in the top right corner to finalize your post.
Step 3. Add a photo from your gallery
You should know that with Instagram, you don't have to rate all the photos you take before posting them as good. On the camera interface, press the button in the lower left corner that looks like a square made up of several other small squares, giving you the ability to access your phone's gallery. This allows you to post videos or images that you have previously taken as well as those that are uploaded to the internet.
You may find this feature useful, especially when you are creating a celebrity fan page. Unless you plan to harass your favorite celebrity, you may find it easier to have great photos of him on the internet. For example, you can choose a great photo from your phone's gallery that you have taken online, and post it on your fan page first. You can also choose a sincere and charming instant photo taken behind the scenes. It's up to you to see yourself
Step 4. Follow someone
When you subscribe to someone's page, any posts that someone makes will appear in the feeds of your Instagram Page. If you follow more people, you'll always have something to read when you're logged in. To do this, go to your profile page and click on the silhouette icon at the bottom right. Click on the magnifying glass symbol at the top of the screen and enter the term or name you want to search for. For example, if you are looking for Jennifer Lawrence subscriber accounts, just enter Jennifer Lawrence. Click the magnifying glass symbol again to display the profiles that are related to the search terms. Select the profile you want to follow and click + Follow on the next page.
If you are managing a celebrity fan page then it is your job to follow their official account. However, you might also follow other fan pages, especially the already very popular ones. Since you will be seen by those who visit these fan pages, this method is a way to advertise your page in addition to getting a constant stream of content that you can see yourself
Part 3 of 4: get noticed
Step 1. Use popular hashtags
Like Twitter and other social networks, Instagram makes use of a system of keywords tagged with hashtags in order to easily find certain content. If a user searches for a particular keyword, posts that contain that keyword as a hashtag will appear in the search results. If you want a post to be more visible, tag it with a popular hashtag to make sure it shows up in user search results. However, make sure the hashtag is relevant. Using a bogus hashtag just because it's used more can sound like a sleazy search for attention.
- To learn more about how to use hashtags, see How to Make a Hashtag on Instagram.
- In June 2014, the 10 most popular hashtags on Instagram were: #love, #instagood, #me, #tbt, #follow, #cute, #photooftheday, #followme, #like and #tagsforlikes.
Step 2. Have an attractive username
Having a username that is in some way related to the topic of your fan page can be of great help to other people when they are doing research related to that topic. If you do not choose the correct username when creating your profile, you should change it to another username that is related to your profile. It’s easy to do and all you need to do is just go to your profile and click on the silhouette icon which can be found at the bottom left of the Instagram app. Click on Edit your profile which is at the top right of the page. From this level, you have the possibility to modify your username, as well as all other information relating to your profile.
Step 3. Have an attractive profile picture
Your profile picture is the first thing people will see on your page. It appears next to your username in search results. If the portion for your photo is blank, then people will think your profile isn't updated frequently, leading them to investigate others. Get multiple users to follow you on Instagram by inviting them to your page with a featured profile photo.
Since you are managing a fan page, you will no doubt want your profile picture to be associated in some way with the topic of your page, so it is very important that users can see from their page. research what your page is about. For example, if your fan page is for the Harry Potter films, you should feature the iconic "lighting-bolt" logo or a close-up of your favorite actor in costume
Step 4. Encourage participation
Using Instagram is a give and take experience. By posting content, you can give your followers something to view that they can enjoy, thereby fulfilling part of the contract. However, the more successful Instagram accounts also get their followers to contribute by liking, commenting and sharing your posts. Use your ability to add captions to your images to encourage your followers to engage in a dialogue or to share their thoughts on relevant topics. The more you comment, the more you will be noticed.
One of the ways that Instagram users get their followers to converse or interact with each other is to invite their leader to comment or answer questions that are asked in posts. For example, try posting an image with a QDJ (Question Of The Day) caption followed by a relevant question, such as What's your favorite moment from this show?
Step 5. Promote your Instagram page on other social networks
If you already have an account on popular social networks such as Facebook, a great way to increase your follower count is to share your Instagram posts on other social platforms. When you're ready to post something, use the option To share which is located at the bottom of the screen to allow Instagram to post your new posts on its platform and on the other chosen social network. This method will help you increase your audience effortlessly.
You may provide your second social network account information and allow Instagram to post on your behalf if you have not already done so
Step 6. Talk to other people
If you want to gain the love of other Instagram users, you will also need to show love in return. Don't be a ghost follower, which means you follow another user without ever commenting on or liking their posts. Become an active member of the community by conversing more often with those you follow. Commenting on their post, responding to their post and identifying them personally in your posts can help you become a full member of the fan community and get more people to subscribe to your own page. of fan.
Part 4 of 4: be a big fan
Step 1. Choose a theme for your site
Since the details of your fan page are unique to you, you might find that you'll be more successful if you give your page a theme that's a little more focused than posting innocuous photos and videos of your own. celebrity or hobbies. These types of pages can be successful, but they are less likely to be unforgettable (fizzle out) than when they present a great concept in particular.
For example, suppose we want to create a Jennifer Lawrence fan page. We can refresh the page with photos of Jennifer Lawrence that we have at our disposal, but we could also make it target a certain audience. For example, posting only photos in which Jennifer Lawrence is in a movie character as one of her movie roles is one way to limit our Instagram audience.We could even go one step further and limit the posts to photos taken from the Hunger Games movie, knowing that having a small audience can potentially make it difficult to find things to post
Step 2. Post lots of videos and photos
The fan pages that have been very successful are the ones that are regularly updated. Most of the time, you post photos and videos on your Instagram page and the more people like and comment on your posts, the more famous you will be. Staying active is one of the best ways to be successful, so don't be a drag!
When posting videos and photos, remember to use a variety of flattering filters. Instagram’s built-in filters let you add artistic flair to even fairly simple images
Step 3. Attach captions to your photos to get attention
Instagram is an application whose goal is to share great images. However, it is important to note that you always have the choice of associating one or two lines of text with your images. Following your videos and images with captions and eye-catching comments is a great way to grab the attention of your audience. If the text is particularly interesting or exciting, you will find that a lot of people will comment and like this post!
For example, if we create a Game of Thrones fan page, we could post our photos and images and include in the accompanying text references, nods that will point to books. For an image of Daenerys (Emilia Clark) guarding her pet dragons, we could absolutely use a simple Mother of Dragons legend, although it's a little better to go for a fun pun like "Smokin"
Step 4. Refresh the subject of your fan page
It's easy to create a fan page, but it's less easy to make it interesting. The world of social media is ever-changing and you need to stay abreast of the latest information about the topic of your fan page to do so. In doing so, you will have a better chance of remaining popular.
You will probably want to subscribe to the resource pages in order to receive the most recent news on the topic of your fan page. Being a member of an official fan club or contact list is a good start. You will probably want to follow a multitude of other fan pages in the genre
Step 5. Stay picky about what you put online
While it is critical that any good fan page is actively updated, it is not wise to consistently post low quality content. If you don't have anything new to post, don't rush to upload a new photo just because you want something new in your posts. It's good to take time off Instagram to rest, seek inspiration, and wait for new developments related to the topic of your fan page.
Above all, try to avoid posting the same things. Posting the same videos or images can quickly annoy your followers and cause them to stop following you
Step 6. Look for other fan pages for inspiration
When all that fails, learn from the best! Browse multiple fan pages to find your celebrity, favorite hobby, etc. using the profile search bar can help you find pages that will give you an idea on how to create your own. You should also follow many of these sites to get a steady stream of content to check out and to stay up to date with the latest trends related to your fan page topic.