Instagram has become a platform where users can express their interests and hobbies through hundreds of photos. So, what better way to express your love for marijuana than through a dope weed-centric Instagram page?
There are thousands of weed-centric pages on Instagram. In fact, some of the best marijuana-related photography can be found on the app.
It takes time and effort to build up that majestic feed into a successful weed-centric Instagram account. But the end reward could be much greater than expected.
Successful Instagrammer, @macdizzle420, is currently sitting at 124,000 weed-loving followers. And she has had many amazing opportunities come her way.
From being invited to the most popular 4/20 events, to boosting her Youtube career, Mac’s Instagram has allowed her to become a full-time content creator.
We reached out to some of the pros for some guidance. And now, here are 6 tips on how to build up that dope weed-centric Instagram account you’ve been dreaming about.
1. Show Off the Bud!
Having actual photos of cannabis is essential when creating your page, it’s what all your followers are here for! Posting photos of dank looking nugs or perfectly rolled joints will catch the attention of your followers and make them wanting more.
According to Taylor Harned of @LifteddLadies, “any pics with an abundance of weed (pounds or more) or a lot of joints usually do really well.”
Make sure your page is nowhere near short of pictures of the plant, or else you may start to see your numbers dwindle. After all, it wouldn’t be a weed-centric Instagram without the weed itself.
2. Offer Variety
When it comes to creating an interesting and aesthetically pleasing feed, variety is very important. Your followers want to see snapshots of the plant itself, but they’re also interested in other weed-related material you have to offer.
Adding a selfie of you smoking from your favorite pipe or posting a photo of you posing with a couple of joints hanging from your mouth will help add a new flavor to your account.
Harned mentioned that the more she varied between posts including her face versus posts of just cannabis, the more her page grew.
Adding photos of your favorite marijuana accessories, such as bongs or pipes, will also help add a different variation to your page.
Videos are also a great way to catch the attention of your audience. Many popular marijuana-themed Instagram accounts use videos to increase interactions. It’s always pleasing to a follower to see something different, like a video of you taking a hit out of a multi-chamber bong.
More often, people are looking at your photo grid on your page before deciding to follow you, so it’s important to offer variety while making sure your photos look like they belong together.
3. Engage With Your Followers and Other Related Pages
Creating a relationship between you and your followers can be quite beneficial to the success of your page.
Looking through your comments and replying back will build up your character and create a mutual respect between you and your followers.
Another way to increase engagement would be to follow similar weed-centric pages like yours. Find other pages whose content you like and comment on their photos, try to connect with them and receive a mutual follow. Commenting and liking each other’s posts will do great in regards to engagement.
It’s the same across all social media platforms, you must make your presence known. The only way you can achieve this is by putting time and effort into getting your name out there.
Instagrammer @hiightiide mentioned that it’s important to actually get out into the real-world and make connections.
“Things sped up with my account when I started making real-life connections and not just typing on my iPhone.”
4. Know What You’re Posting About
Knowing what you’re posting about is very important when running a marijuana-themed account. Your followers may have questions or comments about your content that you’re going to need to know how to respond to.
If your knowledge of weed is scarce, your followers may question your credibility.
According to @bcbudgal_, “knowing what you’re talking about is a huge thing because people are going to ask you questions about cannabis and products you post.”
If you can’t answer your followers’ questions correctly, you may start to lose them.
Odds are if you’re running a page revolving around weed, you’re going to know your stuff. But make sure your knowledge is up-to-date with the content you are posting.
5. Post Often
You’re going to need to post on your account often to keep your followers interested. Running a successful Instagram account involves a lot of effort and work to maintain a strong and interesting online presence.
Adobe Spark’s infographic claims that profiles should be posting one, and even as many as ten, posts a day. Try experimenting with the frequency of posts to see what brings in the most interactions to your page. How often you post really depends on your goal for your page.
As for the best times of the day to post, @LifteddLadies suggests posting in the morning, between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., or in the evening, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
6. Be Yourself
It’s not only will your content that will bring in followers.
Being yourself and adding some personality and flare to your posts will bring attention to your page. Create a relationship with your followers by allowing them to get to know you by displaying your personality and character.
Adding more personal posts, like a photo of you and a friend blazing up together or a quick video diary will allow your followers to relate to you on a more intimate level.
Another way to add that personal connection would be to link other social media platforms to your account.
Final Hit: Tips For Building Up A Dope Weed-Centric Instagram Account
These tips for creating and maintaining a dope weed-centric Instagram account are fairly simple to understand. While following this advice to a T is certainly not a guarantee to become Insta-famous, it can absolutely help you out.
The bottom line though? Just be yourself. Don’t try to be someone else. Your followers will respect your originality if you stay true to yourself.
CREDIT- HIGHTIMES - WRITER-SAMANTHA CASHIN
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