The best approach to instagram

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In my business, which is selling photography tours, I have noticed that my top competitors have huge instagram followings. I got in touch with the biggest guy, he literally does not even tag his photos or promote himself ANYWHERE and he has 400k followers. He said He just started putting up a photo a day 7 years ago and it just happened. I also happen to know that he sells tons of prints and spots in his tours from these followers, it's an enormously powerful platform for this business model. And there are many other photo sharing websites of the same kind.

1. I don't want to have to wait 7 years, how can I speed up this process as fast as possible?
#approach #instagram
  • Profile picture of the author prakashmalhotra
    As you all know Instagram is a popular photo sharing site which helps to share your amazing photos with your friends, colleagues and family members as well. Here, you can show your craziness by clicking your interesting images that too of high quality and post it in your profile. The more you find interesting and attractive by the people the more you'll get followers on your Instagram page. Remember that don't be fake otherwise it be harmful for your business. Got it
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  • Profile picture of the author KellyRodriquez
    Best way to utilize Instagram for marketing is through sharing beautiful pictures of your products, be creative and implement the trendy techniques.
    Follow people with the same interest and analyze their methods to reach your audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonbin
    you could follow your competitor follower as starting, can do it manual by you or your staff or even more shady way with automated program, like and comment on media will help too.

    boost your brand recognition with this wont help much in getting follower, but you still easilly get your post viral many people depends on your budget, and make sure to set the age , location, gender etc to make your ads targeted to them
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
    You could get followers easily by not only posting quality content and using hashtags on your photos and videos but by setting up to automatically do most of the work for you by using Instagress. Set it up to follow the followers of your competitors and then will see you have followed them and if they like your account they will follow you back. This is the easiest way to get targeted followers who at least have an interest in what you have to offer because they are already following a similar account. I average about 5000 new REAL followers per month per Instagram account I have set up in Instagress and it does it all on autopilot for you so this will speed things up for you instead of manually following people all day long. You still have to post great content from your smartphone as it doesn't do the posting just the liking, commenting, following and unfollowing.
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    • "Set it up to follow the followers of your competitors and then will see you have followed them and if they like your account they will follow you back."


      This seems like a really good idea. However, I think it appears a little bad when you are following 10,000 people. Does it allow you to set it up also to stop following after a few days? Because there is not any notification when someone stops following you, so this way I can get the target audience attention when I follow them, but I don't look like a desperate schmuck with 10,000 people I'm following. Anyway I honestly don't want all those photos in my feed lol!
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      • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
        Originally Posted by Elijah Laughinghaus View Post

        "Set it up to follow the followers of your competitors and then will see you have followed them and if they like your account they will follow you back."


        This seems like a really good idea. However, I think it appears a little bad when you are following 10,000 people. Does it allow you to set it up also to stop following after a few days? Because there is not any notification when someone stops following you, so this way I can get the target audience attention when I follow them, but I don't look like a desperate schmuck with 10,000 people I'm following. Anyway I honestly don't want all those photos in my feed lol!
        Well you can only follow 7500 accounts now. So you could set it up to follow say 2000-5000 and then change it to UNFOLLOWING and bring your numbers back down. Once again this can all be done on autopilot because they have a follow and unfollow how many setting and a new blacklisting feature so you can enter the usernames that you don't want to unfollow like friends, business relations or whomever so when you set Instagress to unfollow it won't accidentally unfollow someone you want to stay followed to. You can keep following and unfollowing until you have the desired number of followers and unfollow to bring your unfollowing back down to where you want it. Now that you have loads of followers every time you do a post many of them will see it and your post can be a great outdoorsy pic with maybe a dark overlay lightly over it with text to promote your business and have a squeeze page in your bio to gather leads on an email list.

        Also don't forget this - Go to all your competitors pages and check out lots of there posts to see what hashtags they are using this will give you great ideas for other possibly useful hashtags that may suite your business as well. Build a list of possible hashtags and pick wisely as you can only use 30 hashtags per post and may just want to go with say 10-15. Some say to many seems spammy but you do want to promote yourself well. So if you go with fewer pick them well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darrel Wilson
    i found that instagram likes and cost were pretty cheap. What i also found out is that their engagement rate compared to facebook and twitter are VERY low. But its still a good took. Dont focus on other people, trust me you will get there. be patient and dont be tempted to buy followers or do anything overnight
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    You can't deny the fact that there will always be someone above you. Maybe you could promote and expose your brand by putting a hook on the photos you capture. Try posting pictures that are totally different from your competitors and see if it will result to more followers
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  • Profile picture of the author Mailmaker1
    My buddy has been using Instagram for his shirt and hat brand for about 8 months and he has 100k IG followers and does about 20k a month in sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carbine
    Use clever hashtags, however, make it appropriate to the content. Hashtags are the key to promote your photos.
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  • Profile picture of the author DenniseTan
    I think the best way to utilize instagram is to post beautiful photos and use appropriate hashtags.
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  • Profile picture of the author seanbizprofits
    hey guys,
    I totally agree that it takes ages to take IG accounts to 50k followers, unless you are ready to invest some money.

    I bought one account with 20k follower about a year ago ($450), the account is about fitness. I launched a bot (Follow/like/comment). I prepared a really cool content with catchy titles and scheduled my posts.
    Besides mass following/liking I closed pretty good deals with other accounts for shoutouts.
    All these actions helped me to get to almost 70k followers in one year.

    Software I've been using:
    Follow Liker
    Instamate

    70k followers = Aged profile (you can buy one for $200 - $800) + High Quality Content (Use Instamate) + Constant posting (Schedule up to 3 posts daily) + Shoutouts
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  • Profile picture of the author annyabanana
    All has been said. All you have to do is to follow all their suggestions. Instagram is for high quality photos, artistic shots and choosing the proper hashtags to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author prakashmalhotra
    If you are using Instagram for marketing purpose then you should know that it can drag the attention of viewers only when you post an eye catching image related to your business products. Instagram is all photo sharing. Must know that your presentation matters a lot in this platform as people wants to see captivating images not boring one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rhoefnagel
    Instagram success is what every Instagrammers aim these days. Aside from fame, it is also a great venture when it comes to money making.

    These are some foolproof tips I've read and learn from various Instagram influencers that have earned their way to success through Instagram Marketing. I've already posted this and I'd like to share it again here.


    1. Interact with your followers by offering exclusive content.

    2. Create a profile that is buzz worthy and represents your brand.

    3. Run contests for your followers.

    4. Encourage purchases by making shopping easy.

    5. Learn about Instagram Marketing by reading materials and guides from the experts.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    1) Be different

    2) Hashtags

    3) comment on 10 things a day.

    4) Use clear and breathtaking photos, that are yours.

    For some niches, works better than others, but INSTA, is growing day by day. Spammers have not hit there....yet.....haha. I said YET! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author gingerninjas
    Originally Posted by Elijah Laughinghaus View Post

    In my business, which is selling photography tours, I have noticed that my top competitors have huge instagram followings. I got in touch with the biggest guy, he literally does not even tag his photos or promote himself ANYWHERE and he has 400k followers. He said He just started putting up a photo a day 7 years ago and it just happened. I also happen to know that he sells tons of prints and spots in his tours from these followers, it's an enormously powerful platform for this business model. And there are many other photo sharing websites of the same kind.

    1. I don't want to have to wait 7 years, how can I speed up this process as fast as possible?
    I would suggest following like-minded people and successful competitors on Instagram and get some inspiration from them.

    Copying them will give you little success, however finding something unique and inimitable will give you a competitive advantage.

    Engage with your followers, be creative and share things with them. Be active and responsive on Instagram.

    I agree with a few people who have posted that hashtags are integral to a successful Instagram as well.

    Best of luck in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
    Originally Posted by Elijah Laughinghaus View Post

    In my business, which is selling photography tours
    How does your business work? Do you set people up globally to go on a photography tour somewhere near where they live or in a certain country for photography tours or do you live on some tropical island where you only sell these tours to people who visit where your business is based. In other words are you something like a travel agent who sets people up to go on these tours anywhere they are interested in traveling to globally. How do these tours work as I may have some other helpful ideas for you.
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