Instagram is an incredible way to build a strong community around your brand. And what better way to build a strong community around your brand than by connecting with the community you are already in.

And once you become the friendly neighbor who adds value to their local community, you become approachable, trustworthy, and your organic growth skyrockets!

Ready to grow your IG village and genuinely connect with people and businesses in your hood?! Here are some tips:


Do you use niche hashtags for your region? If not, it’s time to get researching! Most areas have really unique local hashtags that you may not have discovered before, so get digging 🙂


Always always always include your location on your posts, stories, AND bio! This way when you engage with others in your community they will see you are a local, too.


Cheer on other small businesses in your area! Shout them out on stories and your feed, and be sure to comment on their posts. They will more than likely show love back.


Search local geotags and hashtags and engage with recent posts! When they see you are local to them and/or frequent the same places, there’s an instant connection and your community will organically grow.

So what about you?! Are you currently blooming where you are planted? How are you currently growing your village?! 


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