Currently Instagram has currently 600 million active users and will keep on growing until 2020 or beyond. People are saying we haven’t even seen the real results from Instagram marketing because it hasn’t hit its full potential.
How to increase your Followers on Instagram?
We’ll my first account was a straight bust when it came to marketing with Instagram and eventually gave up for a while. So I went out and learned a few things on what’s really working online with Instagram marketing.
There are some basic rules when growing your account with Instagram.
- being active on Instagram
- Finding people to give you shoutouts
- Lastly joining groups with the same vision as yours.
Being active on Instagram doesn’t mean showing up and hope people will engage with your content your content like your name is Gary V. One you’re not Gary and you’ll need to lay down some foundation.
What most people will do is just post and creates some hashtags and hope for the best. While this might work for your 1500 followers to gain 5k plus followers or more you’ll need to put forth a ton more effort.
Here’s my strategy of gaining more followers and plus being active on daily basis. Understand I get tons of likes and comments when I wake up in the morning. So this takes me about 1-2 hours before ever posting an image.
Everyone inside of feed that like or commented, I’ll do the same in return and sometimes follow them. This runs my time around 1 hr. in the process depending on the time I went to bed.
Second part is going through my normal feed and maybe spends 30-60 minutes commenting and liking other posts. Some of the bigger pages I follow I’ll actually see some of their followers and like, comment on their wall also.
This takes a little time and more consistent you are the easier this gets.
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How to your grow Instagram followers with Shoutouts
Finding influencers in your niche is pretty easy. Three different kinds of pages really: motivation, travel, personal branding and of course there are fitness pages and others. Most of those pages consist of personal branding or motivation.
Finding them is easier but if your brand most of the influencers won’t even talk to you. Reason why because you haven’t posted enough or even tried to brand yourself by yourself.
Since my account is @ almost 5500 following at the moment of writing this post it’s easier to each reach to a page that has 140k following and asking for a shoutout.
There are a few ways to accomplish shoutouts. One is asking bigger pages but understand you’ll need to put money up for your page. Sometimes at least $35 for one post and you’ll be able to do a shoutout with a page similar to yours.
A page 3x your size you can do 3 for 1. Meaning you’ll give them three shoutouts to your one and this works most of the time and most people will go for it. In a few days I’ll give you a strategy to message them and a lot more in depth with the actual shoutout.
Creating Groups inside of Instagram
Anyone that ever been on Facebook around 2010 this was a strategy to help build your personal brand that lots of influencers were using at the time to build authority. This strategy is simple as getting started with you and at two other people.
These will be like and comment groups to help you establish a better following and helping you build your brands inside of the process.
Since I’m not on my phone it’s harder to explain how to actually do this but I’ll create a video for this little adventure.
But for now check out my Instagram page and I bring daily motivation. Plus have serious of marketing tips through SEO, Instagram to help others along their journey.
A Bonus tip on How to increase your Followers on Instagram
Also will be updating my theme over the weekend…
Since a lot people think just posting is going gain traction to your account decided to share an extra tip about growing your instagram account. Well first of all you some people from Instagram might actually know this and this is a simple strategy.
Yesterday I shared a post on Instagram about liking and commenting on others posts, plus going make this simple as possible. Just follow people on Instagram and comment on others posts and like them.
While that does seem simple but the reality this takes time out of my day through comments, likes and following others. After Wednesday April 19, 2017 I’ll be posting once a day to start gaining more ground within Instagram.
- I spend around 1-2 in the morning with liking and commenting on others posts that liked my stuff.
- 1-2 liking and commenting through the newsfeed or whatever you would like to call it.
- Next spend the same amount of time through tags through liking and commenting on posts to gain exposure through my posts. Following is a different beast and follow about 200 people a day.
- Unfollow about the same and every month go through a cleanse when it comes to people not following me.
- There are suggestions of following people on Instagram. Which are people I follow because I want to connect with some of these influencers for shoutouts.
- Finding targeting audience tags and follow about 100-300 people per day through my target audience. Now it’s hard to get people in small business to engage with you. But when you do, don’t quit engaging with them on daily or every other day.
That pretty much the plan…
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