Hey guys, was just reading a ton of articles online on Instagram growth to try and see the latest and newest strategies and realized that many of these articles were going over the same strategies like the follow/ unfollow and the hashtags but they weren't focusing on better strategies that I have used and heard of larger accounts using as well that got solid and engaged growth.
While the follow and unfollow method or even following a ton of large accounts method might work, these methods don't get you real or engaged followers. This leads you to having a large amount of followers that don't give a fuck about you and don't even look at your posts... leaving you with low engagement.
There are much better ways to grow out there that can be just as fast and generate you real and engaged followers.
So I narrowed down three of my favorite that have worked for me and other accounts to grow.
Engagement Groups or Instagram "Pods"
After Instagram changed its algorithm of it;s timeline, many accounts saw lowered engagement on their profiles because the algorithm was only putting the top posts first on the timeline.
This led many account of all sizes to form groups, or what they called "pods," in order to keep their posts on the top of the timelines... and this is something you should defiantly be doing, if you are not already!
Essentially these groups are where users come together and promise to like and comment on each others posts so that the engagement on them is higher and the posts are then placed higher on the timeline and in the hashtags for more people to see. It really does work.
Some of these groups can be hundreds of users where they have bots to like all the accounts for them, if you happen to be in one of these groups the favored bot across the platform is the Like List Bot (just google it).
These groups also range from smaller ones that you can create with some other pages you have relationships with on Instagram direct message to larger groups on messaging apps like Telegram. Both work well so diversify!
To find these groups, start with the smaller ones on Instagram by direct messaging some accounts you have relationships with, even if you don't know them you can still reach out and see if they want to join, and then creating a group direct message where you send all your posts to for people to like and comment. To find the telegram groups usually you can use Google Search to find "Instagram Pods" and then there are tons of websites dedicated to them. Some are going to be "pay to play" so do your research on the group and ask questions before paying your marketing money!
Say you have a larger audience or amount of followers on Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat and want them to go and check out your Instagram account. You could just tell them to go check it out but that could be very ineffective, rather give them a reason to go over there.
A great way I learned about and found worked well for my cross promotions was to offer exclusive content on your Instagram that you don't have anywhere else like a free eBook, some video lessons or just a few stories that aren't anywhere else. Then promote these on your other platforms and give your followers over there a reason to go and follow your Instagram... Some great examples are listed below:
Promotions on Instagram & Shout Outs on Large Pages
Probably a more well known strategy but it is one of the most effective when you use it right... and many people aren't. the name of this game is all about attention and getting seen (and on) as many pages as possible.
There is two ways to approach this, the paid way and then the other paid/ possibly FREE way:)
The first paid way is by creating an ad for Instagram, ideally a video using iMovie (then trim it down to a size that fits Instagram, and then paying a relatively small amount of money to promote this within the Instagram app. This is easy and to promote you just hit the little promote button under your follower count on Instagram, make sure you have a business account first. If you don't have a business account you can convert yours to one for free in Instagram through the settings.
The next way is also going to be using that same ad but instead of paying to promote on Instagram you are going to promote to other accounts, ideally 10K+ followers or a smaller account with more engaged followers.
Depending on the size of your account you could do a shoutout for shoutout with a handful of accounts for them to promote your ad and you promote their page.
If you have a smaller account you could reach out to promote on a ton of other small accounts but a better option will be to pay a small amount to be featured on a large account, well worth it in the long run! You could also offer them a service or product in return for their promotion of you. Like send them a product or offer a service if they promote you page, this also works if you ask enough accounts!
Hope you all took away something new from this post that you didn't know before! Now go out and take action, I kept it short so that you could learn and then take action asap!
Feeling like you are stuck where you are right now in social media and not getting any real results like you see other people doing? Well I was in the same position.
Felt like I was posting consistently and doing everything required for a strong social media profile and had been for around a year but wasn't seeing any real results yet.
I was posting at the best times everyday, using the best hashtags and engaging with other accounts. But still no real large growth or even large engagement on the page to help create loyal customers.
I had to be doing something wrong but I just couldn't figure it out...
Until one day I was looking deeper into the accounts that were getting high engagement, but weren't celebrities, and noticed that almost all of them that had strong audiences were doing one thing that stood out to more...
They were focused on including their audience in what they were doing and engaging with them on a deeper level than just replying to comments!
How To Increase Your Engagement
How to large and even small accounts get so many leads from Instagram, when I was getting so few?
That's what I was asking myself....
And when I started to look deeper it all came down to their engagement on the accounts!
The more people that were liking and commenting on their pictures every time, the more sales they were getting no matter how big or small their account was!
After looking deeper into their accounts this is how I found they were increasing their engagement:
They were running competitions and giveaways where people had to like and comment on their posts to increase their community and get people coming back for more!
They were also featuring some of the comments on their posts in their stories to help people get recognized like a mini shout out for their community!
These were the main two things but they also had things like their own hashtag they made up or were responding with meaning to comments. Both seemed to be working very well at increasing engagement.
Would definitely recommend trying out some of these strategies, I have just started implementing them and they are working too good!!
Increasing Your Instagram Attention
Have to seem like you are everywhere.
This one is a little more tricky but very possible to master when you do it right.
Essentially you are either going to be paying to be promoted on others accounts through shout outs on their stories or posts.
With this strategy you are able to create a high quality edit or post that represents what your page stands for and then you can reach out to larger influencers accounts with 10k-100k+ followers and inquire about how much a paid promotion would be on their page.
The more followers they have the more a post on their page is going to be so decide on a budget and DM a ton of accounts asking what their prices are so you can find the most relevant accounts, with the most engagement at the best prices!
The next way you can do this is going to be through creating a contest on your page, where you give away a free product or service in return for their follow and engagement.
Like you would put a post up on your story saying this and then start reaching out to other accounts to see if you could give them a free product or service if they promoted your giveaway on their page.
This allows you to grow your following and engagement fast, when you reach out to a large number of accounts, at little or no cost!
It's a new week, try some of these new strategies and lets get started making this dream life together!
Hope you enjoyed and learned something as usual.
Yes, you read that right.
Probably the most underrated thing when it comes to business even though it should be at the top of everyone's to-do or to work on list!
This one thing can single handedly bring you more leads, more sales and put more money int your pocket when you start to focus on it.
This one thing can also be very cost effective or even FREE if you play your cards right...
And guess what?
It is not a marketing or sales strategy like you are thinking it is. It is much bigger picture than that, which is why we need to open up our minds and start focusing on it!
Attention In Your Business
Yes, the thing you need to be focusing on is getting more attention to your business.
So, I guess it is kind of a marketing strategy but a more bigger picture one.
Because gaining attention isn't just to sell products, it is to build a community around a larger purpose that your brand stands for!
When you start creating this community you are able to build trust in the people that follow you and people buy from who they trust.
Attention is like the oxygen in your business, because without it nobody will know who you are and therefore you won't be able to sell any products or services.
It's not because your product or service isn't good, it's that nobody has heard of you. Even if you had the best product ever, if nobody knows about it you won't sell any. It's simple business!
That is why I have recently switch to trying to get as much attention to the business as possible becuase that is what will sell in the long term.
Play the long term game because that is the game that wins!
How To Get More Attention To Your Business
One of the best ways to get attention to your business, and the one that I am going to focus on is both easy to do and free!
This method is through social media, and what better way because social media is where most people spend a lot of their time!
On social media, Instagram is one of my favorite platforms to leverage as it has a large and engaged user base!
Instagram allows you to direct message accounts which gives us the potnetial to work with and connect with similar accounts in your niche! This is how I recommend increasing your attention online!
Direct message these similar accounts and see if they want to feature your page for either a feature on your page or even something you can offer them such as a free product or service.
This way their followers will see you and you will start to be known across your niche when you keep popping up on all of these similar pages!
Offer value to them through a free product or service when you reach out asking for their promotion, otherwise there is a high probability they will turn you down since they aren't getting anything out of the deal!
Now it is going to be up to you to take action and start growing your online attention. That is they key to success. You can't just create a social media account and sit back to gain followers or let the money roll in. You have to put in the work to create an engaged community!
Hope you enjoyed this and are taking action towards growing the attention to your business or brand as we speak!
Yep that easy. Thinking about it, dreaming some more, visualizing, etc doesn't do shit until you take action and get the ball moving towards your success.
Kept it short so you can learn the lessons and start... don't spend anymore time reading tonight, just take action.
Super excited to announce this to you guys!
We have been working with a few different Instagram accounts recently to help create promotional packages at a great rate for those in the community of Profiting Tools!
The goal was to help you take that next step in business marketing and start social media marketing no matter how big or small your budget is!
We are all about helping you get to that next level in business and start taking the actions you need to and this is exactly how.
No more being confused on how to start social media marketing, the button is below to click and we can help create a promotional plan for you and your business, brand or even just your page!
'Exposure' by Profiting Tools
Yes our new growth programs are called Exposure... why because that is what is what you need if you are looking to sell more products or even just make more money.
More exposure means more attention and as Gary Vaynerchuk states, attention is like the oxygen to your business.
You need it to keep moving forward because without attention nobody will know who you are or what you do. No matter how good your product is, nobody will know about it. Simple as that.
So why not make sure people know about you and make sure you are being seen? How so? Well we can help with that!
Exposure helps you work with larger Instagram accounts to get feature on their story, in their feeds and have your link put in their bio to see!
This makes sure that more people are seeing your product or service than you are able to reach with just your account.
It also gets your content in front of an engaged audience to help increase your leads with more click throughs and hopefully increase your sales as well!
How This Will Benefit Your Brand/ Business
Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms out there with highly active users that have the potential to see your products. Why not try and reach the maximum amount of people through your account as you can?
Well that is what I am here to help you with.
Like I said above, by working with larger accounts you will get your products or services in front of more people and ultimately increase your leads to your website!
More leads will lead to more sales in the long run.
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Invest now and see the returns in the future.
Click the button below to start making that investment in yourself and lets get started finding you more leads, more sales and more money!
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While I am in no way getting unmatched results in my businesses, I am on the journey to finding successes in what I am doing, just like many of you are and I thought I would share with you one o the things that helped my results when I started practicing it in not only my business but my life as well!
And probably to your surprise, this is not some new marketing or sales strategy.. This is actually a habit you can practice weekly that can get you results!
While the 10x rule, where you take 10x more action in everything that you do, is probably one of the most effective strategies, this is not far behind and is focused around time management.
This strategy is planning out your week day by day.. seems simple right? Well it i easy to say and hard to do because most people don't sit down and take the time to do it.
The One Habit That Will Improve Your Results
Here is how I practice this habit at least. Every Sunday I take time near the end of the night to reflect on the past week and then figure out what I can improve and short term goals for the coming week.
During this time I also take time to plan out each day of that week with things that need to get done in order for me to be getting closer to my goals and advancing that week. This makes sure that you don't stay stagnant and are progressing each and everyday towards your goals, with a clear plan in sight.
When you wake up with a plan you start understanding what you need to do right away to get closer to your goals and you don't waste time figuring out what to do in order to get closer to your goals today.
Sitting down on Sunday, before the week gets busy, allows you to see the bigger picture while planning your days.
When you try and plan the night before you might be tired, feeling rushed because you have other stuff to do still and rush through your day planning because it's low priority.
Just make it easy on yourself and try it on Sunday for a few weeks so you day isn't as busy as trying during the week. You will notice a difference in the week as you start and build momentum right when you get up by knowing and then executing on exactly what needs to get done.
Another key here is to make the important activities and things you need to do in the beginning of the day if you can. This is because when you wait until later in the day then it is easier to get pushed off the place if you're too "busy" or you lose track of time.
When you setup your day so that the most important things are towards the beginning it makes sure they get done and then gives you the rest of the day to do lower importance activities!
So, try this today, take some time out of your Sunday night, you might not have had anything panned anyways so perfect, and focus on reflecting on your week.
What went well and what could be changed or improved?
Then figure out the bigger picture vision for your brand or business and then break that down into yearly, monthly and weekly goals so you can easily plan your week around these weekly goals.
Then write down, day by day, what needs to get done in order to meet your weekly goals.
And don't forget to write down the most important things earlier in the day so you make sure they get done. this was one of my biggest problems and still occasionally struggle with it...
I was doing all the easier/ less important things first just to get them done and it really wasn't pushing me towards my goals. I wasn't seeing many results before I started doing important tasks first. But once it switched the results slowly started coming in!
Hope you guys take this to heart and try this out tonight or whenever you are reading this!
Thanks for the support again,
This is going to be a quick post becasue it was just something that came to my mind in the last few days to rte about and am I in no way perfect on social media. This was something that I was working on improving so I thought you guys might enjoy it as well...
Anyone can follow/ unfollow or use hashtags to get followers on Instagram.. but the real question is how do you create an engaged following?
A following that will click your links, that trusts you, that wants to hear what you have to say and a following that wants to buy from you... how do you create that?
Followers mean shit.
I see so many accounts with high follower counts but little engagements on their pictures. What is the point honestly?
They don't get likes or comments on their pictures and therefore won't be able to sell through their social media, the ultimate goal for most of us because why spend so much time on it if it doesn't make you money? Money rules the world you know...
I was stuck in a similar position: Was slowly gaining followers but wasn't seeing much engagement and wasn't having much luck with conversions through social media... I have to be missing something here I thought.
So I started observing other, more engaged, accounts and seeing what they were doing that I wasn't doing. I saw they were doing almost the same thing as me and got confused right away util I started to dig deeper and see that they were focused more on engagement then putting up a many posts throughout the day.
They were focused on providing value and engaging with their audiences while I was responding to comments but it wasn't a main focus of mine..
That is where the mindset has to change: Care about them and they will care about you. It's that simple!
Here is what you can do and what I am working more and more on each day!
Strategies To Increase Social Media Engagement
Here are some of the strategies I am trying out and what is working best to increase my engagement so far.
The first one is simply caring about your responses to comments on your post. Don't just put a smiley face or an emoji... give them a real response back. Ask a question, drive engagement.
The next one is through Instagram stories and is like running a mini contest through there. Encourage people to leave their opinions on your last post and tag a friend for a chance to win something of value from you for free. This piece of value should be some information that you have knowledge about and others might not like your favorite tips for ______. Or a free product or service from your business! Choose one person each time to win these prizes and repeat.
Another strategy is through Instagram stories as well, and that is thanking people fro their support of your page. Take a picture of the comments on your page and give them a mini shout out on your story. They are likely to DM you with love back and that can start conversations that build trust on your page.
I hope you guys took some value out of this post and can start to implement some of these strategies to increase your page engagement! And I know it was mostly focused on Instagram but that is one of the main platforms right now and a lot of the strategies can be applied on other platforms as well!
Have a great (and productive) weekend,
And how it can change your's as well.... It has made the biggest impact in my life these past few months/years and that is why I had to go deep on you guys and share this with you. With the goal of helping you do the same!
So, there I was, feeling down as ever after just ending a relationship with someone who I thought was "the one" and at the same time seeing lack luster results in my business. This had happened before, almost same situation with the same poor business results.
I was down, sad, sleeping most of my day away because I couldn't stand the thought of losing that person who I cared the most about. I felt played, simple as that and she didn't really care.
This feeling translated into my business and health as well, my health was on the decline, I wasn't working out everyday and my business was taking second to my sadness day in and day out.
This time was different though, last time I tried to blame them and everyone around me for what had happened. But this was the second time, same situation so after weeks of just nothing but depression I came to the conclusion that maybe it was me and my mindset that was causing this to happen..
So I started to dig deep, read books and just reflect on my experiences and beliefs to see what I could find and wow did it change my life...
What I Found...
After what felt like forever reflecting on my actions in and around my relationship, business and just life in general. Plus re-reading some of my favorite personal development books such as Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and The 10x Rule.. which I highly recommend doing becasue each time you reread a book you get a new piece of information or insight that you previously missed.
After doing this was when I started to get the insight on what was missing in my life... The main reason I found was that I wasn't feeling worthy of what I had and was essentially pushing results in business and love in my life, away from me.
Less on the side of relationships but more on the side of business and health, I found that when my love life fell apart I gave up all consistency, good habits and momentum that I had created... and I needed to get that back as it is much easier to find results when you have momentum on your side rather than trying to fight it.
So this is exactly what I set out to accomplish...
I set out to figure out why I wasn't feeling worthy and how to start feeling like i deserved the things that were coming into my life so that I could keep them rather then get attached and have them leave.
I also set out to regain the lost habits and consistency I had before as that is how you create success, not through one random strike of luck but through many years of habits. Side not-- stop looking for that get rich quick thing or the one thing you are missing for your success because this is it, hard work, habit and consistency;)
One of these things was easier to do than the other, and that was create the habits and regain the consistency. I just took on this by planning out each day, hour by hour, the night before and then setting my alarm to get up early and start working.
I also hid my phone so that I wasn't distracted, unless I was working on my phone I didn't have it near me.
The next part though, creating the feeling or worth and developing those mindsets deep down is much easier said than done...
Sure you can say you are worthy or you believe something but if your mindset deep down is still opposite then you won't see any more results.
You really have to go back in your past and figure out why you are thinking this way and how to avoid that thinking and reshape your mindset.
Where your parents forming your mindsets around worth by saying success wasn't for it it was or someone else. or what was creating this mindset that I had.
Once I figured this out it was uphill from thee. But a slow ascent as that the mindset was still in the back of my mind and presenting itself whenever it saw the opportunity.
But after getting this mindset back and habits created, I was up and rolling again, starting to create momentum towards my success. And that is all I can ask for, stringer than before I fell and more wise for next time it happens. Because setbacks and loss and unavoidable in life as I have found out but it was all in the way I bounced back that gave me my momentum back!
I hope you guys could take away some lessons and ideas from this story, personal development meas a ton to me and I hope you feel the same way! Thanks!
Struggling to find that money to start your business or just looking for some extra money to spend on yourself each month? Hey nobody is judging we all like to treat ourselves;)
I thought i would share another on of my favorite strategies to adding income to your life that I initially used before starting Profiting Tools and let me tell you from first hand experience that this strategy works very well when you put in the time and make it work for yourself.
Remember how I talked about multiplying your income rather than adding it by trying to do more?
Well this strategy is exactly how you do that...
How To Affiliate Market
This strategy is affiliate marketing.
Yes, you probably hear about it all the time but never take action on it or never really look into it more.
Let me tell you first hand, that this one of the best strategies for getting that extra money or even building another full blown income stream that can help you multiply your income!
Affiliate marketing is when you help someone else sell their products or services so you don't have to create your own right away and then you get a percentage cut for each sale you make. You can even ear recurring revenue each month when you help sell subscription based services so for each month they stay with the company you cut a percentage of the profits!
That is exactly how you multiply your income, by getting that monthly income that you aren't working for after the first sales an while they usually aren't as big as the on time payment for sale you amke, they can add up quickly!
Some of my favorite programs for affiliate marketing are A1 supplements, if you are in the fitness or nutrition industry, Grant Cardone sales programs, if you are into business or sales and finally the Profit.ly affiliate program for those interested in stock trading!
I have used the last two on this list in the past as well as have had clients use the A1 supplements programs, which has some of the highest commissions in the industry, with much success!
Some Simple Affiliate Marketing Strategies
Here are some top strategies for affiliate marketing to get yourself off the ground and running once you sign up:
Great idea for income streams right? And when you combine it with the previous strategy of selling things from the thrift store and garage sales, you can really start to see the impact in your lives and income!
Sometimes you need that more personal approach though and we have the services for you to do just that.
We help people everyday start up their income streams whether through a side hustle or even a business around their passions so they can start making money and creating freedom in their lives!
Would love to help you do the same if you are wanting to start making money online but don't know where to start, here is your personal approach to doing so!
We will find the strategies and income streams of businesses that fit both your lifestyle, goals and personality and give you the potnetial to make something great!
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We are never depending on one income stream if you recall from last blog because we don't want to be controlled by any one thing.
What if that income stream slows down or the market becomes too saturated? or the product goes out of style?
When you have more than one income stream whether that be from a job and your side hustle or even just two income sources within your business, it helps you diversify and maximize your profit potential.
How exactly do you add this income stream though?
As with most things in life it is easy to talk about and had to actually start doing or implementing!
So that is my goal with this, to help you start implementing something in your life that will leave you with a way to start taking action right away!
The eBay Hustle
One of the first things that I did to start making money online was this strategy, the strategy that turned popular once Gary Vaynerchuk started talking about it, I started doing when I was sophomore year in high school.
This strategy is super easy to understand and implement and can make you money starting right away!
And that strategy is selling on eBay!
All you need to do is setup an eBay and PayPal account and start selling!
Sell anything you have just laying around your house or aren't using anymore and make money for things that you aren't even using anymore!
This alone has helped me make thousands of extra dollars from electronics, clothes and products that I just had laying around and wasn't using..
Well it gets better because eventually you are going to run out of things that you aren't using... so you start looking outside of your house for stuff.
Hit up the local Goodwill or Thrift store and look at things such as electronics or clothes that sell for good money on eBay and buy it there, flip it for a profit on eBay.
The electronics cabinet at goodwill has some great deals if you are looking!~ That is what worked best back when I used this strategies.
Gary Vaynerchuk also mentions going to garage sales because this is where you can find the products for cheapest as people are just looking to just get rid of their stuff and usually don't know what it is that they are selling.
This strategy has to be one of the best ones to get that little startup money you need or even to add an income stream outside of your normal job that has the potnetial to bring a couple extra thousand dollars to your pocket each month!
I have seen clients both use this for startup money as well as friends or people just use this strategy to add some money to their life.
It's simple and easy. Usually the best things are this way we just like to over complicate them.
This is a great way to get some startup money for your business. Now if yo are looking for a more personal way to start your business, me and my team would love to help you out!
We have years of experience helping people like you turn their passions into a business or even just add a revenue stream through them and would love to help you out as well.
We are helping people just like you who are passionate and driven yet just aren't sure on the next stage of their life help them realize their future and get started working towards it.
Let's get you working towards your next stage in life and start adding income to your life and get you one step closer to your freedom. It would be my honor to work with you!
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