Have you tried paying for Instagram service that just don't help you grow, or just gie you fake followers that aren't engaged?
Well, you aren't alone... I was in the same boat! It actually sucks because even if they work its not at the level you thought or they are fake followers that don't really care about you, your business or your brand!
Time to change that and start getting real and engaged Instagram followers for your page!
I have been testing out a few strategies that I found around the internet from people like Gary Vaynerchuk, and also some that I created and found some that work really well!!
So let's get started, what do you say?!
The Most Important Thing To Understand In Order To Grow Organically On Instagram
Okay, there is one misconception that I have found when people start looking for ways to grow on Instagram...
That misconception is quantity over quality.. and that couldn't be more wrong. They think that following then unfollowing people when they follow back, posting a shit ton or boring content, or just leaving comments such as "nice post" on as many posts as they can will result in more followers for them.
Well, they obviously have never tried those things out because then they would know that they DON'T WORK! The only thing they are going to get you is some fake followers that don't give a fuck about your brand.
Just think about it, would you want to follow or even look at the profile of someone that just left a ton of emojis as a comment on your account? Probably not, they didn't take time to engage with you so why would you follow or engage with them?
Once you understand that misconception, we can move onto what you need to understand.... and that is that Instagram is a COMMUNITY of pages, not just a platform to post your content and leave it.
A community is a place where you comment and engage with others in your niche, build relationships, and they will do the same for you!
Focus on this and the whole game of Instagram will change... Instead of just posting pictures and hashtags then leaving the app, try building relationships with those in your niche!
The Best Free Ways To Grow On Instagram
In a few sections I will get into my favorite strategy I will go over some of the other strategies that I have used in the past and that still work when trying to grow organically on Instagram.
The first strategy is the simple hashtag strategy which has actually changed with the new Instagram algorithm... Two approaches here to try out, it used to be adding 30 hashtags related to your niche in the comments of your post..
But with the new algorithm change many people have found this not working, instead they are saying the new update is having 5 niche hashtags in the caption work the best.
Try out both strategies and let me know what works and what doesn't... would love to hear some feedback!
The other strategy that has worked very well for me is shoutout for shoutouts with larger and similar sized accounts.
You can either pay for shoutouts by going to large accounts, paying them a fee and creating an ad for their page (video ads work best) for them to promote! This way results in much faster growth but can cost a couple hundred dollars for a couple posts on these larger pages!
The other way is to find similar size accounts and exchange a shoutout on your page for a shoutout on their page.. just make sure they have an engaged following and aren't just getting a couple likes per post!
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Now My Favorite Strategy for Gaining FREE and Organic Instagram Followers
Okay so now for the good part! How to get real and organic Instagram followers... this is one of my favorite strategies that I have been testing out on both the @profitingtools Instagram and the other accounts I own (@entrepreneur_motion, @wealthyunion and @rules2riches).
This strategy is super simple actually and I combined it with Gary Vaynerchuk's commenting strategy about leaving real comments on the top 9 posts in 10 niche hashtags...
It just takes some time but so does everything else that works in business!
So here are the steps to the strategy....
Step #1: Make sure you are following almost strictly larger accounts or people in your Instagram and business niche...
Step #2: Go to the 10 top hashtags in your niche (or more if you want) and press the follow button to allow top posts in those hashtags to appear in your newsfeed.
Step #3: Go into your newsfeed where there should be recent posts for large accounts you are following, smaller accounts in your niche and then some random posts that are in the hashtags you are following.
Start engaging in your newsfeed by liking and then leaving REAL comments that you put time into on the posts... Don't just be like "great post" relate it to your life, share advice, share a story, comment on something specific... this is the key and how you create relationships/ grow an organic following.
Step #4: After that, go to 10 hashtags related to your niche, some larger and some medium sized hashtags and engage with the 9 featured posts in those hashtags... and this is Gary Vaynerchuks $1.80 strategy because you are leaving your "2 cents" on 90 posts!
Step #5: Choose another hashtag in your niche, it can be one you have already used... then start going down the feed of most recent posts and leaving your comments on their posts and starting conversations. Just like in step #3!
Why This Strategy To Grow On Instagram Works The Best
This is hands down the best strategy to grow organically on Instagram and here is why:
First off, it works a little quicker than trying to organize and arrange a handful of shoutouts for your account everyday or week.
Also, it really hammers down the community aspect of Instagram as these comments can lead to conversations and even business deals. In return, many people start to leave comments like this on your post because you engaged with them!
Finally, it helps you build relationships on this platform by getting to know and connecting with other accounts in your niche. It is all about your relationships in business so start building them!
Thank you for all of the support guys and I hope you learned something and will apply this strategy! Let me know what kind of results you get with it. Stay tuned for more tips, tools and strategies like this!
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