How to get 100 Instagram Followers in 24 hours (2020 update)

Imagine what a hundred new targeted Instagram followers every day would do for your business?

How many people would visit your website or blog?

How many subscribers would join your newsletter, opt-in page, or an email course?

How much money you’d make?

According to the latest research, Instagram reached 1 billion users in 2019.

Quite a lot of people, right?

Instagram engagement is 20 times higher than that of Facebook and 50 times higher than the engagement on Twitter.

What does that mean? It is much easier to engage with your fans on Instagram than on any other social platform.

Do you understand where I’m getting at? Whether you’re a food blogger, car repairman, a model, or just want to grow your motivational page, Instagram is the best place to go.

In this step by step tutorial, I’m going to show you how to acquire a hundred new followers to your account within 24 hours, even if you don’t have an Instagram account!

It’s much easier than you think, just follow the steps below.

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Step #1 – Optimize your profile for maximum engagement

There’s no other step as important as designing your profile to attract your ideal customers.

Be honest; if you’d visit the Metallica fan page and there’d not been any relevant photos, images, or updates at all, would you give a like?

Probably Not.

This is a similar case. If you want to attract the right people to your profile, there’re a few necessary steps to follow.

So what is the first step?

#1: Create an eye-catching profile image of you or your company’s logo and set up a bio reflecting your personality and value of your product.

How to get 100 Instagram followers


Don’t just put your website URL, but use a link that directs to your opt-in page/product page instead. (This is the only place where you can create a clickable link)

#2: After creating a profile (if you don’t have one), publish at least 12 images before you start promoting your profile and getting followers. (Do you remember the example from above with the Metallica fan page? That’s the reason!)

These images or photos should be of top-notch quality. They should reflect what you do, what you’re going to publish in the future, and attract your target audience.


Estimated time: 20 minutes

Still don’t know what kind of images you should post? I’m going to give you a few tips in step three.

Step #2 – Find at least 30 strategic Hashtags

Let me ask you a question…

If you posted an update (photo or whatever) on your personal Facebook, how many people engaged with your post? 5? 10? 25? 35?

That’s where Instagram is entirely different. My first photo (with zero followers) received more than a hundred likes and a few comments.

How is that possible?


Instagram allows you to post up to 30 hashtags per post! That’s a huge number. Be strategic about choosing the right ones.

You’re looking for hashtags with 50k-300k images per hashtag. After you get 10-15k followers, you can use more popular ones, but at the early stage, it is not recommended to go after hashtags with more than 300k images.

Instagram Hashtags

Your image would just be lost in the feed and received zero engagement.

The goal is to get featured within the 9 top posts under each hashtag.

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Tip #1: Post these 30 hashtags as a comment under your post; it will give you even more engagement!



Estimated time: 20 minutes

Step #3 -Decide how much content you’re going to publish

As you probably heard, Facebook bought Instagram recently. That means most of your followers won’t see your updates because of the algorithms.

What is the solution? Post at least 3-4 times (you can post even more) every single day.

If you’re not active, why would someone bother to follow you?

My recommendation is to publish continuously:

  • 1 Image (photo) per day.

If you are not a beginner, I recommend posting live video and IG stories as well.

  • Two live videos per week (at the same time each day).
  • Add 1+ Instagram stories per day.

Let me break this down for you.

1 Image (photo) per day.

I know what you’re thinking… ‘That’s a lot of content. I don’t know what to publish. It’s going to be really time-consuming… I don’t have time for that..’

But it’s easier than you think. You can post:

#1: Photos of your office, of your team, of you or your product. Don’t worry about being too personal; people want to connect with people.

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#2: Motivational, business & inspirational quotes.

Quotes are one of the most viral things you can post on Instagram, and they’re really easy to create.

With tools like Canva, PicMonkey, or Tablo, it’s like walking in the park.

If you don’t know how to do it, just type ‘how to create a quote using Canva’ into Youtube.

You can even use images (quotes) from other pages, just be sure to give them credit in a caption or tag them.



Estimated time: 10 minutes per day

Tip: On every 30th of each month, I create content for all the days in the immediate next month. It typically takes two hours, and I don’t have to think about it for the next 30 days.

I’ve been using the tool called Later to schedule all my posts in advance. You can schedule your posts from your desktop PC without logging into Instagram.

Step #4 – Locate your target users

Using the strategies mentioned above, your page will start emerging slowly.

From 5 to 30 followers each day.

You may be thinking, that’s nice, but I want more, it’s not enough!

I couldn’t agree more; the first three steps were the mere introduction to Instagram.

Now it’s time to get the ball rolling and get massive exposure for your page.

#1: Find at least 10 people, brands, or corporations that are your top competitors.

For example, if you’re a food blogger, find ten successful (people liking and commenting on their images) accounts about food, pizza, desserts, etc..

Instagram followers

Use this spreadsheet and type those ten pages, URL of their profile, Followers count (use only accounts with 50k+), and how much likes they’re getting per post.


Now the fun part begins!

Click on their profile and turn on post notification.

Like and leave a thoughtful comment on each post as soon as they post it.

Don’t wait an hour, a minute, do it immediately.

Make sure the comment has at least five lines, provides value, and DON’T promote you or your business. Be real!

Follow this strategy at least 10 times per day, and you will start getting new Instagram followers right off the bat.


Estimated time: 25 minutes

Step #5 – Engage with your community

Don’t use Instagram as a broadcast platform. Engagement on Instagram is much higher than on the other Social media platforms. People expect more than just receiving updates from you.

There’s a difference between being a publisher, member, and leader of a community, don’t be just a publisher – that would be a huge mistake!

  • If someone comments on your photo, reply (mention them, using @, in the comment).
  • Like other people’s photos that have hashtags that you’re interested in.
  • If someone sends you a direct message, take time, and reply.


Estimated time: 5 minutes per day

Bonus tip #1: Log inside your Instagram account – click Options and scroll down until you see ‘Switch to Business Profile,’ click on it and follow the steps.

After that, you’ll get basic analytics about your account (How many impressions your posts got within last seven days, how many accounts saw your posts, how many people visit your profile, how many people clicked on your URL and when your followers are most active)


Instagram can be extremely effective.

Just be sure to follow these five steps to make sure your Instagram marketing is worth the effort and time you put into it.

Action Steps:

Step #1: Optimize your profile image, bio and publish 12 images/photos

Step #2: Make a list of 30 strategic Hashtags

Step #3: Create a posting schedule

Step #4: Locate your target users

Step #5: Engage with your community

By following these steps, you will be able to get a hundred new followers by the end of the following day.

Just do the work; it’s worth it!

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  1. Franco

    Man this is the best content I’ve received in a very very long time !! Top notch blog !!

    1. Jan Orsula

      Franco, Thank you for your kind words! Glad you like it 🙂

  2. Johannes Kanter

    Thanks for sharing this great article. I’ve listed similar ideas into my blog post. I would be really happy to know what you think. Can I send it to you? 🙂

  3. Adeel Sami

    Hello, Jan!
    That’s way great to find such useful tips to outgrow Instagram! 🙂
    I’ll check them out for sure for myself.

  4. Annie McMahon

    It worked! I didn’t follow this method exactly, I used less hashtags per post and I didn’t post 12 pictures before getting started, but I have over 100 followers in just two days. I’m happy with that! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Jan Orsula

      That’s awesome Annie, thanks for letting me know! And keep me updated about future progress.

  5. laricchezza

    Great tips! Thank you for your time giving the great steps to grow up on Insta. Goodluck! Keep doing what you like!

    1. Jan Orsula

      Glad you like it! And thanks for your kind words 🙂

  6. Paul

    Is it too fast? I mean instagram can figure it our and ban you that you gain followers too fast. I use and it helps me to get followers organically, so I don’t worry about it

  7. Atdemidun Abimbola

    Thank you so much for the eye opener content,will definitely put it to use.

  8. Don Justice

    A whole lot of Wonderful instagram tips worth $100 given out for free. No telling how much impact you gonna make in your world with this kind of altitude. I will keep my eyes on

    1. Jan Orsula

      Ohh, thank you for the kind words! Comments like yours make me satisfied!

  9. Shaleza Aise

    Great article! Easy to read and understand in a very structured format, which will make it more straight forward to implement. Thanks so much!

    1. Jan Orsula

      You’re welcome! Glad you like it. Did you implement any of those tips?

    2. Harsh Mittal

      Great article. All required steps there is to grow an instagram accouny are well mentioned here. Thank you for this.

  10. Elite Mindset

    Great article, Jan. We followed some of the steps in this WeekHack article and blogged about our experience. We started out with a new account on Instagram and, one week later, have over 100 followers.

  11. elputocardi

    Hi Jan, these are some tips I wish I would known when starting my travel blog account. Simple but effective and must-do for everyone. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Priscilla

    Thanks for writing this great post Jan!
    I’ve just started my blog and will be using some of these ideas.

  13. Sarah Nicole

    Wow! This is a brilliant article. Expertly written Jan, thank you!

  14. Anil

    I will try to use few of it.
    Does this work for B2B businesses?

  15. Chibuike ochi

    I’m glad to have read this post. I hope to start working mine out.

  16. Madhy

    Does this work for small businesses which has daily traffic of 100?

  17. Cassondra

    I mysteriously got 100 followers on Instagram today… was looking for an answer. Still have no idea! But I’m not complaining 🙂 Thanks.

  18. Elizabeth Hong

    Thank you for writing this article, I enjoyed reading and plan to do so a few more times.

    1. Jan Orsula

      Hey Elizabeth, let me know how it goes when you implement these tips.

      1. zizo_ayman_17

        It worked! I didn’t follow this method exactly, I used less hashtags per post and I didn’t post 12 pictures before getting started, but I have over 100 followers in just two days. I’m happy with that! Thanks for the tips!

  19. Maarika

    Thanks for the tips. Will follow and will be back once I get the result.

  20. Tobin Bland

    Great Article Jan. I followed your tips and its very helpful for me.

  21. Elaine Davies

    Such a good article! I love the idea of finding my competitors and then following their followers. You’re a genius – thank you!

  22. Darnell

    The best content.. I really need this information.. Thank you so much..

  23. Fred

    Excellent guide, instagram is another powerful platform to get your message out to the world online. Thanks

    1. Jan Orsula

      You’re welcome. As you mentioned, the potential is amazing.

  24. Mathukutty P. V.

    I have no followers. This post help to understand how to use Instagram. I was even thinking to delete the account. Will try to follow your suggestions. Thanks and best wishes.

    1. Jan Orsula

      It’s definitely worth trying. The results are amazing. Instagram is my #1 traffic source for my blog. Let me know how it goes!

  25. Ela

    I find this article is very helpful. Can’t wait to try your tips
    Thanks ?

    1. Jan Orsula

      That’s music to my ears. Let me know how it goes.

  26. Ratish

    Jan, I have set up a new instagram account for one of my NonProfit clients. Will follow the above strategy 🙂 Thanks for such a great article !

  27. Lloyd Pinto

    This was quite helpful. Looking forward to trying this out.

    1. Jan Orsula

      Glad you found it useful! Let me know the results when you apply what you’ve learned.

  28. Dasha

    This is a very interesting article! With something I would disagree, but I would definitely agree with most of it. The only thing stokes me – timing you mentioned for doing those steps. For content uploading – yes, it wouldn’t take this long. But content creation – making sure it is all though off, style is the same, branding, best capture, etc takes a bit longer than 20 min. As well, as following your competitor’s audience I would spend more time simply because just following is not enough. The best result would be if you use a Like-Comment-Follow strategy. In that case you already starting engaging with people and it would grow an interest in you for those who wouldn’t follow you originally. Humans are very curious creatures – it is super interested to see who liked/commented on my pictures 😉

  29. Rohit

    Thanks for a great post Jan. I’ve just launched a new venture aimed at coaching business owners through their challenges. Struggling with content ideas other than inspirational quotes. Any thoughts?

  30. Mukesh Maji

    Thank you for putting this helpful blog out. I am just a beginner and I
    will try to apply the knowledge you have shared. Thank you once again.

  31. Prasad

    Thanks for posting such wonderful post… I am like reading & reading… Keep it up… Waiting for more! Thanks

  32. KAT

    Thank you for the great article! Should I follow private accounts too, or just public?

    1. Jan Orsula

      Hello Kat, great question. I definitely recommend avoiding following private users.

  33. Alao Gabriel

    Hi Jan thus is extremely good for somebody like me that is just starting his personal blog and looking for a way to drive traffic into the site. All the tips highlighted is going to be carefully worked upon and make it to be a daily routine. Thanks .

  34. Aditya shekhar

    hi there, I loved this. after a long time, I have seen such a valuable info.
    Thank you so much Jan for this article:-)

  35. Kid

    Amazing! Big thanks to whoever wrote this, you are so smart! gained 30 followers in about 5 hours using the follow your competition’s followers! It works!! went from 24o to 270! Gonna keep striving for 300!

  36. Stella Murphy

    All the tips highlighted is going to be carefully worked upon. Thank you so much for this article

  37. Urvi

    Enjoyed reading your blog!
    I am going to implement it, hopefully it’ll work too!

  38. Chirp Nation

    This was really helpful! Thanks for the great Tips! 🙂

  39. Mohit Kumar Sehgal

    The auto-schedule tool doesn’t work anymore.

    1. Jan Orsula

      Thanks for letting me know! Just updated the link.

  40. Izacara Ventura

    Nice tips! you can also try ZeInsta, one of the best tool that can help you to grow your followers.

  41. Konica

    Hey I really enjoyed your article, easy to understand and to the point but i have a query. As I have just started my account and you said use hashtags from 50k-600k posts. Should I also use below 50k? or above 50k is the optimum number.

    1. Jan Orsula

      Thanks for your kind words. You can definitely try to use a smaller one as well. Try it, test it, analyze it.

  42. Esfan

    Hi this post is old. This strategy still work on 2020? This is the first blog i saw that explains how can we start cause other blogs say content content content and its ridicolous cause when we dont have a single follower the strategy they say doesn’t work. So for this article congratulations cause you really explain how can we do it when we have zero followers and nobody sees our content. Thanks

    P.S – please somebody tell me if this strategy also work on 2020.

    1. Jan Orsula

      Hey Esfan, Yes – all strategies covered in this article still work. The article was updated a few weeks ago!

  43. Forster

    This is wonderful 🔥 Thank you for posting this . It was really helpful

  44. Mohit

    Hi, Jan Orsula
    Thanks for the amazing explanation I am starting an quotes account on Instagram. It will help a lot 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Mohit Palarwal

  45. Sharelle

    loved this! Best free content I’ve come across so far on Instagram management!! 👌👌👌 thank you

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