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Hi there!

» I love the idea to grow an instagram account from scratch
» » YES I know it will be time intense, hard, annoying!
» » » I absolutetly have no clue about instagram, just basic stuff.

So I purchased the "Cash Cow..." 'Course' at the Marketplace to get a starting point - but I feel it's not enough. Can someone recommend sources? I would like to learn that stuff. Who do I follow and why? Where to comment, where not?

Please only organic stuff, no paid fakestuff.

Thanks for any source,
Matthias
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I'd suggest before getting more 'products' - you use the forum search and look up previous threads about Instagram - there are quite a few such threads and lots to learn from them.
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    • Thanks for the reply.
      I got into those but basically 90% of the threads are about selling software and/or services.
      You are right some threads contain good value!
      Im happy to purchase, if the Information inside are good and valueable.
      For any suggestion Im happy :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    You need to build your profile. You should post quality content that would make your profile interesting. Follow relevant people that are in your niche and get them to follow you by interacting with them. Use hashtags accordingly and properly caption your photos too.

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  • Profile picture of the author deadhead1971
    Understanding hashtags is key to growing on instagram.
    Plus, don't forget there are ways to semi-automate the process, whereby you can get scripts to automatically like and follow based on the hashtags you specify. Yes, this is kind of like cheating, but it saves a lot of time and as long as you post genuinely useful content and interact with people, then you're just accelerating the process and saving yourself some time. (But still, some would frown on using bots, I guess..)
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    The most misunderstood concepts in instagram account are:

    - you have to follow/unfollow/follow back to grow: you soon get banned

    - you have to buy likes ---> banned

    - you have to full your pics of hashtags ---> get banned and it's useless.

    Most of the users think that posting personal stuff is good: if you're not kim kardashian or dan bilzerian noone cares of you.

    What you have to do is going to Explore Page (you find that page in you instagram app by clicking the mangnyfing lens) and here are the most treending pics selected for your niche, based on what you like or not.

    These are not copyrighted.

    You can download the most trending ones and upload them again in your instagram account, by credit the owner with something like "Photo by: @name" so everything is fine.

    Write a caption and less than 30 hashtag but use sometimes 20, 25, etc., NOT THE SAME ONE.

    In the early 90 days your account is checked by instagram, if it's new, and you have to take care of it.

    By reuploading and credit the owner, you have a good chance to appear in the explore page, and receive a lot of likes, engagement and followers.

    OF course not in the same day you reupload.

    But sooner you will see your account growing fast.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      How do you know the images are not copyrighted?

      Originally Posted by Connann View Post

      The most misunderstood concepts in instagram account are:

      - you have to follow/unfollow/follow back to grow: you soon get banned

      - you have to buy likes ---> banned

      - you have to full your pics of hashtags ---> get banned and it's useless.

      Most of the users think that posting personal stuff is good: if you're not kim kardashian or dan bilzerian noone cares of you.

      What you have to do is going to Explore Page (you find that page in you instagram app by clicking the mangnyfing lens) and here are the most treending pics selected for your niche, based on what you like or not.

      These are not copyrighted.

      You can download the most trending ones and upload them again in your instagram account, by credit the owner with something like "Photo by: @name" so everything is fine.

      Write a caption and less than 30 hashtag but use sometimes 20, 25, etc., NOT THE SAME ONE.

      In the early 90 days your account is checked by instagram, if it's new, and you have to take care of it.

      By reuploading and credit the owner, you have a good chance to appear in the explore page, and receive a lot of likes, engagement and followers.

      OF course not in the same day you reupload.

      But sooner you will see your account growing fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    Here's one that always works for me. Collaborations. I always work with other instagram accounts to help each other out. It helps in reaching more audience, providing more followers and engagement.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Instead of spending money right from the get go, I suggest you go to youtube and search around for the TONS of Instagram basic training materials there

    You only need to SCAN the videos to get a CLEAR understanding of what IG marketing is ROUGHLY about.

    You should then view more SPECIFIC videos.

    From there, you can OPT to buy IG marketing plans/blueprints or coaching

    Look for social proof

    Look for actual case studies

    Why do things this way?

    1) So you don't get SCAMMED by hyped materials

    2) So you can get a clear idea of WHICH IG paths to take-there are SEVERAL!

    I wish you the greatest success
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  • Profile picture of the author venkat9985
    Try youtube.
    search each stage you stuck in.
    You will get tons of info.
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  • hey there!

    Based your Instagram presence on these 4 pillars:
    1. content strategy - create an aesthetic Instagram profile
    2. consistency - use the same filters
    3. market research - use tools like socialinsider.io to spy your competitors.
    4. networking:
    - Engage with others on their feed.
    - Engage with people on your own photos by responding to comments.
    - Tag brands, influencers or your followers
    - Setup giveaways

    Hope it helps
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  • You can follow these Instagram tips:

    1.) Follow relevant accounts
    2.) Post regularly
    3.) Use hashtag wisely

    The key is the same as the normal marketing concept, you get noticed by your target group. That's why I recommend you to follow others in your Industry. Once you get their attention you will be likely to get followed back. If you got followed back from those irrelevant fields, most of the time they will ignore the post and finally unfollow you.
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