How To Get Featured On Your Favorite Brands Instagram Page!
Ever scroll through your Instagram feed and come across an influencer being reposted by your favorite makeup or fashion brand and wish that one day you were the one being featured? A common misconception that most people have is that you have to have a certain amount of followers to be acknowledged and featured by major Instagram pages but this is not true! The first time I was featured on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Instagram page, I had about 7,000 followers and I've seen influencers being featured on major pages with much lower follower numbers. Here is a list of tips that can help you be the next face of your favorite brand:
1. Hashtags. Using hashtags is an extremely effective way to garner the attention of a major/popular Instagram page. Every major company has a person who's job is to check hashtags in order to see who is wearing/using their products. Hashtag's can also attract followers that have the same mutual interests which encourages engaged followers!
2. Tags. If you're using a brand's product/service, tagging them in a photo is a great way to get your photo noticed, much in the same way that hashtags do. Whenever you tag a company, you end up in their "Photo's of Me" folder on Instagram and the same person who is going through the hashtags will also check this section.
3. Quality Content. Having quality content is CRUCIAL to getting the attention of a major brand. It is 2016, we live in an HD world where the clearer the photo, the better it grabs the attention of others. I use a DSLR camera for all of my selfies but the back camera of an iPhone will suffice. Also, be mindful of backgrounds! Make sure the background is tidy or choose a black or white wall for a more classic look.
4. Patience. Sometimes a brand will repost your photo minutes after you post, sometimes it takes a couple of weeks, and sometimes they never repost. It's all about patience and understanding that no matter how amazing you think your photo is, there are thousands of others also doing the steps above. The more frequent you post, the higher you raise your chances of being featured!
The steps above have helped me get featured on major Instagram pages but if you have any extra tips or advice please share it in the comments section down below!