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 email course?
How much money you’d make?
According to statista, Instagram reached 1 billion users in June, 2018.
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.
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 Metallica fan page and there’d not been any relevant photos, images or updates at all, would you give a like?
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 eye-catching profile image of you or your company’s logo and set up a bio reflecting your personality and value of your product.
Tip: 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 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 completely 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.
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.
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 don’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 continuously publish:
- 3-4 Images (photos) per day.
If you are not a beginner, I recommend posting live video and IG stories as well.
- One live video per day (at the same time each day).
- Add 5+ Instagram stories per day.
Let me break this down for you.
3-4 Images (photos) 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 much personal, people want to connect with people.
#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 takes typically two hours and I don’t have to think about it for the next 30 days.
I’ve been using the tool called Grum 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, deserts, etc..
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 ‘followers count’ and start following their followers. Remember, they’re your ideal potential customers and by following them, there’s a good chance they’ll follow you back.
In my experience, 30-40% of them will follow you back.
There’s a limit – you can follow 60 accounts within an hour, do not go for more than 50 per hour.
My recommendation is, Start slowly:
The First week – follow 150 people each day. The second week – follow 300 people. The Third week – follow 450 people and go on…
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 back (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 back.
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.
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 (Use Grum to schedule your posts)
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!
I’ve packaged up a killer (free) email course to help you get at least one hundred Instagram followers in 24 hours.
Inside the course you’ll learn:
- Bonus strategy of getting 50-100 followers on a daily basis! I’ve been using this strategy for months and the results are fantastic!
- 3 mistakes that cost you 3x higher engagement.
- All the Tools I’ve been using to automate all the process.
- Actionable tip how to gain 20% more engagement on each of your post.