How To Become Famous On Instagram

19 March 2015, 17:11 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

So easy, a dog can do it.

Is there anything more exhilarating than a good Instagram feed? No. The answer is no. If your dreams include soaring past 100k likes for a picture of burnt toast, then listen up. 

How to become Famous on Instagram

Be the child of someone famous
Instagram is where the children of famous people really shine. Kylie Jenner, all of The Baldwins, Lional Ritchie's offspring. It really pays to be paid. Unfortunately there's not much you can do about this once you're already born but hang in there! You'll think of something. 

Kylie JennerKylie Jenner has 18.9 million instagram followers which almost twice the amount of people who live in Portugal. And you know how that happened? Because genetics. 

Be the pet of someone famous
Buddy LovatoNormie Jenner, Meredith Grey, Buddy Lovato is there any celebrity pet that doesn't have an Instagram account? The answer to that is 'probably'. Again, there's not much you can do about not being born an animal but no one said we had all the answers. 

Hashtags everywhere
I mean it. Just took a picture of a pen? Well then you better hashtag that sucka to make sure it gets the attention it truly deserves.

Learn the art of the 'flat lay'
A flat lay is when you lay down some of your possessions on a neutral surface and take a picture so that people can know what you own. They're good because you don't want to have to announce that you own a camera, a leather jacket, a book, a pen, and a bottle of water. A flatlay just tells people that. 



#Cheetah and Blue Jeans kinda day #flatlay #blogger

A photo posted by TATYANA (@secretlittlestars) onMar 18, 2015 at 8:04am PDT

Black and White 
Harry Styles has an interesting approach to Instagram. He only uploads black and white pictures to his millions of followers. He might have 10 million followers because he is a great photographer with a keen instinct for picture taking and building around an aesthetic, or he might just be in One Direction. You decide. 

harry styles


Be a health nut enthusiast 
This one is as upsetting as it is true. It's really really popular to be in good physical shape. As I type those words, my donut powder stained fingertips are trembling.  


Box Work

A photo posted by TwoBadBodies (@twobadbodies) onMar 9, 2015 at 6:46pm PDT

*hysterical sobbing emoji*

Become Vine Famous 
Vine Famous people get an insane amount of traction on Instagram. Take King Bach for example. He killed the vine game, demolished the instaworld, landed himself in some music videos and tv spots, and now he's a real life famous person.


When you fart and everybody know it was you

A photo posted by @kingbach onFeb 18, 2015 at 10:05pm PST

Step your selfie game up, silly 
Selfies are the bread and butter of Instagram. You're not getting anywhere if you can't find your light and get your angles on point. If a monkey knows its good side then so do you. 

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