4. Get Busy On Instagram
Instagram, or for that matter any other social media platform, works exactly like a roomful of people - you can either wait for someone to initiate a conversation with you or you can be the person who'll take the first step.
The basic rule of follower engagement is not to wait for people to show interest in you but instead actively chase people whom you think have the sort of shared interests that you can benefit by.
Use relevant hashtags to search for users who've been posting content that you're interested in and like them. Invariably, when those users receive a notification of your likes, they'll probably check you out, and if they like what they see, they'll follow you back. Usually, the followers of the person whose post you liked and commented upon will also see your profile and begin to follow you.