The Washington Magazine

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TikTok celebrities reveal their secrets to amassing a large following

TikTok has been exploding with users, and many are wondering how you can amass a large following on the platform and become a celebrity yourself. A few TikTok celebrities were willing to share some of their insights on how they became successful on the platform and what their followers find so appealing about them. Here’s how to get 1000 followers on TikTok overnight.

Have good content

If you have really funny, interesting or entertaining content, it’s easy to see why people will want to follow you on TikTok. Make sure that your content is high quality and stands out from all of the other new users. Don’t forget to add captions so that people can understand what you are saying and feel more inclined to want to follow you. Take advantage of popular hashtags in order to get noticed by more people who might not otherwise notice your videos.

Post at optimal times

There are many different theories on when to post your videos. Some believe that posting in between major holidays, such as New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day, will result in more views. Others believe that posting at different times throughout your day will get you more views, since most people check out social media throughout their day (e.g., morning, lunchtime, late afternoon). For example, some might think they have to be on TikTok all day long.

Use relevant hashtags

A popular method of gaining more followers on TikTok is by using relevant hashtags. By using hashtags that are specific and related to your content, you’re increasing your chances of being seen by other users who enjoy similar content. While it can be frustrating if you don’t get any likes or views right away, just keep at it; eventually your audience will grow if you stick with it. The key is consistency.

Interact with followers

It’s one thing to get a bunch of followers. It’s another thing entirely to turn them into fans who care about your content. To keep your followers from tuning out, make sure you interact with them and respond to comments regularly. (And don’t take yourself too seriously! Make some funny jokes or throw in some GIFs.)

Post consistently

It can be difficult to maintain a daily posting schedule. When you start out, it’s all too easy to let something else get in your way. But there are two reasons why consistency is so important. The first is that posting consistently gives your audience a reliable source of information they can count on—and one they don’t have to search out.

Collaborate with other influencers

To rapidly grow your audience, it’s essential to work with other influencers. You’ll be exposed to new fans and create an ecosystem of cross-promotion among like-minded peers. On TikTok, you can sort your search results by Views + Comments or Likes + Comments. To ensure that you have high levels of mutual interest in joining forces, try searching for similarly sized accounts that are posting about related topics, such as food or fashion.

Create hashtags that are related to your brand and will be used by others

If you’re a travel blogger, create hashtags like #travelblogger or #hostelreview. If you’re an Instagram influencer, create related hashtags like #fashionista or #herringbone. Once you’ve created your hashtag(s), post on TikTok with those specific hashtags, and if it’s good content (it should be), then people will find it and start following you.