If, like us, you’re a massive fan of fur babies everywhere, you’ll be familiar with the countless cats and dog on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube! From Grumpy Cat to Doug the Pug or Doge to Henri, le Chat Noir, pets dominate the online world. If you’ve been wondering how to get your four-legged friend in on the action, we’ve got eight helpful tips to make your pet famous on Instagram!
1. What’s the big deal?
There are so many pets out there on the web, so you’ll have to come up with a convincing reason why your cat or dog needs to join the fray! Whether they have a unique look or can perform some fabulous tricks, work out what will help your critter stand out from the crowd!
2. Practise, practise, practise!
Not all of us are skilled photographers, and you might find yourself trying to take perfect pics of an uncooperative pet! That’s why it’s important to spend time practising how to best capture your cat or dog. There’s good reason behind the saying “practise makes perfect”!
3. Consistency is key
Once you’ve set up your pet’s Instagram account, you’ll need to get posting consistently! One or two posts every day should do the trick. It might be tempting to go all out with loads of posts every day, but you probably won’t be able to keep it up in the long run, and you run the risk of overwhelming your followers!
4. Put in the leg work!
Insta-success won’t come overnight, so you’ll have to put in the hours before your pet can become the next big influencer. Propelling your furry friend to the same dizzying heights as Grumpy Cat will take a while, so don’t be dismayed if you don’t see instant results!
5. Not just about the photos!
Your Instagram captions can be just as important as the photos you share. Coming up with your pet’s unique tone of voice and sticking to it will maintain consistency within your posts, so your followers know what to expect. Don’t forget to use hashtags too!
6. Engage with others
Instagram is a social network, so be sociable! Follow accounts relevant to your own, making sure to like and comment on their posts. The more you engage with the community around you, the more likely they’ll be to follow you, and to show loyalty to your four-legged friend.
7. Become your pet
Many of the most successful Instagram dog and cat posts are written from what we perceive to be their own perspective. Try to get into the mind of your pet. What would they write? What are their unique character traits? Immerse yourself in your pet’s world and you might reap the rewards!
Hopefully our tips have given you the inspiration you need to get out there with your furry friend and take the internet by storm! Whatever adventures you share with your pet, you might like to consider pet insurance to help protect them against the unexpected. At The Insurance Emporium, we offer flexible Dog Insurance and Cat Insurance policies with up to 30% discount*. Head to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
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