We love how their tiny feet pitter-patters on our nice floor, how their soft fur can be so comfortable, and how cute they can be when they beg for food. You know what we’re talking about – your pets! Your pet dog or cat might have hyperactive spells wherein they suddenly bolt across the room with no apparent reason.
You might think, “I’d like to let the world know how cute and cuddly my pet can be.” Well, now you can through the power of social media, specifically that of Instagram. For those who aren’t in the know just yet, this social networking portal is a gateway to step into the lives of netizens. Now, you can share those beady eyes of Fido, or those cute, cuddly paws of your pet feline to the rest of the world. If you’re wondering how to bring your pet cat, dog, or perhaps even your goldfish to Instagram stardom, then you’ve come to the right place.
Know Your Pet
Well, you already know your pet, that’s for sure. After all, it is your pet in the first place. However, the question here is how well do you know your pet. Think of your animal companion to be your “brand,” and now you’re going to market that brand through Instagram. Ask yourself some (or all) of these questions: Is my pet a natural troublemaker? What are its cute moments? Is it friendly, curious, or vicious? Does it know any tricks? Ensure that all of your photos have a common theme so that your current and future followers know what to expect whenever your posts appear on their timelines or when they visit your profile. For example, if you have a domesticated dog that lives and breathes in an urban environment, don’t suddenly post a string of images with your pet pooch sitting on a log in the forest. Always remember to keep things as consistent as possible.
Just Have Fun With It
Don’t treat your pet’s newfound stardom as a job, even though it might be a full-time job trying to catch your animal companion in its cutest moments. If you are treating it like a job (because perhaps you’re already gaining money from it), then don’t forget to have a good time. Just like when you’re sitting in front of an office desk, you’re paycheck might not be worth it if you don’t like what you’re doing. You need to love to take photos of your pet. At the very least, you like taking images of your cat, dog, parrot, fish, or perhaps even your pet lizard enough to just get it done.
Post on a Regular and Consistent Schedule
Think of having an Instagram account for your pet as something akin to having a TV show. If you like a particular TV show, then chances are you’re going to wait for the time slot to watch it. In that regard, it’s a similar idea for your followers; if you start posting at 8 am, then you need to keep on posting at the same time slot every day (if you can) so that your followers will know when to expect a new image coming up on their Instagram feed. Also, don’t forget the hashtags when you post because these will significantly help your post to become discoverable for other users.
Automate Your Instagram Posts
We all have one of those days wherein we just don’t have enough time on our hands, and we can’t take a look at our pets because of other important matters. Hence, trying to make a star out of our pets might have to take some off days. If you don’t want this to happen, then you can use automation to help you out. You can vie for automatic comments to aid you in hopes of having over 20,000 Instagram followers for your pet.
As a final note, chances are your pet’s Instagram account is going to get noticed once you reach 20,000 followers. It might be tempting to sign up for a partnership right off the bat, but keep in mind to read the terms and conditions. There will be some companies who might take advantage of your naivety as they offer your free stuff in exchange for your free services. If you’re serious about turning Instagram into a business portal, then you might want to ask for a paycheck.