Sick of searching the web for hours looking for that new strategy on Instagram to try because your current ones aren't working?
Maybe it's because you are using old strategies or even just because they aren't being executed correctly.
No strategy lasts forever, eventually too many people are going to be using it and it's going to kill the effectiveness of it.
Much like what happened to email marketing. Marketers ruined it.
People open far less emails now and people are reacting less to spammy ads and strategies that don't work on Instagram.
You used to be able to just post some pictures and a few hashtags and people would find you.
Hell, a TON of people would find you when you used to do this.
Well, now the market is flooded with thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of accounts just like yours.
The competition is tough and that means you have to be even tougher... it is time to adapt and survive.
My Instagram History
I have been testing strategies and growing accounts for god knows how long, close to 3 years maybe now..
So, I have see a good amount of strategies, both good and bad, come and go from the platform.
Everything from the long term strategies to like bots and comment bots for Instagram that actually worked.
I have not only seen those strategies, I have also tested them... with varied results depending on the strategy, on all four of my Instagram accounts... @profitingtools @wealthyunion @entrepreneur_motion @rules2riches.
(feel free to check them out if you really want to, they are pretty dope)
I have seen what works and what doesn't over the last couple of years and it is the first half of a new year so I thought I would breakdown some of the best strategies that I have seen working this year to help people grow their Instagram accounts.
**Note that all these strategies can work when YOU put in the time but they won't work if you just expect to sit around and watch the followers roll in.**
The Top 5 Organic Instagram Growth Strategies of 2018
The first strategy I have seen work really well on all of my accounts is to start engaging in your niche and with your community for about a half hour before you post.
This can include going on larger accounts in your niche and leaving your thoughts, a funny comment to entertain people or even so knowledge!
Do this for about a half hour before you post your post so that you have people coming to your account and they will help give your new post some traction in the community to help it gain more impressions.
The more attention and engagement your post gets early on like this the more likely it will end up on the explore page or the top posts in each hashtag! Getting you even more engagement and followers.
The second strategy is similar to the first one but just throughout the day. Stay engaged on the new posts and the top posts in your niche throughout the day and get that constant stream of people seeing and following your account throughout the day!
To do this you can go to larger pages in your niche and influencers and do the same thing you were ding above... engage on their page by entertaining, informing or providing your thoughts!
You can also comment the same type of comments on the top posts in popular hashtags in your niche and on the most recent posts in those hashtags!
The third strategy is more of one to both make engagement easier and one that will clean up your profile a bit... and that is to make sure you are only following accounts within your niche.
Large accounts and small accounts, have a variety but then if people look at your following they will know exactly what your page is about.
Also, it helps make your profile look cleaner when you are following less people and it makes engagement easier because then your news feed isn't full of random posts. Rather, it is full of posts in your account that you can engage with!
Strategy number fourrrrrrr!!! A somewhat well know strategy but many people either don't do it enough or do it wrong and that is giveaways.
When people try and do giveaways, they try to give away either random things that don't relate to their page or they give away something so small that nobody gives a fuck. Don't do either of those...
Give away something (fairly often) that people WANT and will follow the steps to get.
For example, people would LOVE FREE marketing so why not run a free shout out contest to help them grow their page if they win?
If they don't care or the prize is too small then they won't engage. Simple as that.
The final strategy is going to leverage your other platforms like email, Facebook, Twitter, etc to drive people over to your page!
The best way to do this is going to be through exclusive content that is only available on your Instagram page.
Post about the exclusive content and what they can get by following your Instagram on your other social media accounts/ platforms!.
Just like with the giveaways, you have to make this content good enough to MAKE people want to come check it out. They won't just come over and follow you if you have trash content!
All of these strategies WILL work when YOU put in the work too.. Just like everything in life, it won't work unless you make it work!
As usual, thanks for all the support guys and I look forward to sharing more social media content with you all in the future!
Signing off from the dorm!