1,000 Instagram Followers

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I've been neglecting Instagram for a long time, the truth is I never figured out how to grow a following there.

Today that is going to change.

Follow me as I attempt to grow my brand on the platform.

Today I went from 3 followers to 21:



I will keep you posted with my progress.

My aim is to reach 1,000 followers.

The rules I'm setting for myself are:
  • No paid advertising
  • No email marketing
  • No leveraging contacts
  • No buying followers

This means anyone can do this, and build a targeted audience, if prepared to put in the work.
#followers #instagram
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    This is getting tougher and tougher. Watching you avidly. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    is there a strategy you are using or just quantity positing

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Originally Posted by crackhouse View Post

    This is getting tougher and tougher. Watching you avidly. Good luck!
    Thank you bud, I appreciate it.

    Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

    is there a strategy you are using or just quantity positing

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    As I said, I don't have a clue what I'm doing, I'm experimenting.

    Looking for the path with least resistance that produces the biggest following.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Regular posting with hashtags is the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author THEroyseo
    Avoid only putting a picture with many #.

    Instagram allows you to put 30 hashtags per post but putting too many in a post will hinder your success.

    Instagram is centered on storytelling. Have a story of 2 to 3 paragraphs and your pictures should complement your story. Chose well your hashtags and they should relate to your story.

    The ultimate goal of Instagram marketing is to reach Instagram explorer page. Vary your hashtags. If you always use the same, Instagram's algorithm won't pay attention to what you are posting so your chances of reaching Instagram explorer page will disappear.

    To be viral, a post needs to:

    Add value to your audience
    Help people
    Inspire

    So copywriting competencies are more important than photograph competencies to succeed with Instagram.

    I don't know your goal with this tool but it can be a goldmine if used properly.

    Wishing you the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Thanks for your advice guys, I'm going to try your suggestions.

    Particularly interested in finding out what kind of results can be obtained with video on Instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author oppyeaunome
    Instagram used to be easy, but with all the fake accounts spamming and such it is growing more difficult by the day. As with everything though there is a way to do it and I know you'll find that way.

    Looking forward to following and seeing your results.

    All the best!
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  • you daily 2 quality post regularly and like others posts and comments ,that is way to increase followers
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  • Profile picture of the author jakbauer
    hey i grow my acc. to 5k in 4 months, no paid, no f4f, no any software. main reason is quality content and good#.
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  • You should good post everyday. Your follower increase day by day automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author SALINAS
    just followed you, good luck! I only got like 500 and rarely post lol
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    It is hard to make people signup for anything at all. If you have a presence on other social media platforms, ask your followers there to join you on Instagram. Otherwise, it will hard to get a big number without a lot of advertising or some really cool content.
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  • Profile picture of the author crackhouse
    it's not just about following hashtags. You need to be active and get engagement if you want to place highly in Instagram feeds. That means not only liking people's posts, but also commenting on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ncinsure90
    This is a great post.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikaela Pierre
    You can gain a lot of followers by being creative, when it comes to Instagram caption ideas, you need to look beyond the one-word, obvious hashtags. Sure, you want to use those, too, but mix it up and use hashtags to tell part of your story. Be funny, ironic, or outrageous--just don't be BORING. Make the most of your bio URL. Change it up at least bi-weekly and use that clickable link in your bio to drive traffic to your newest or most popular content.
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  • Profile picture of the author steventris
    Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

    I've been neglecting Instagram for a long time, the truth is I never figured out how to grow a following there.

    Today that is going to change.

    Follow me as I attempt to grow my brand on the platform.

    Today I went from 3 followers to 21:



    I will keep you posted with my progress.

    My aim is to reach 1,000 followers.

    The rules I'm setting for myself are:
    • No paid advertising
    • No email marketing
    • No leveraging contacts
    • No buying followers

    This means anyone can do this, and build a targeted audience, if prepared to put in the work.
    I have a ton of Insta experience and more then anything it is interaction with your followers. If someone sends you a message on Instagram,,, You have to answer it. Not putting you on blast in any way but I sent you a message and got no response. insta takes a lot of work actually a ton but it can be a goldmine...
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by steventris View Post

      I have a ton of Insta experience and more then anything it is interaction with your followers. If someone sends you a message on Instagram,,, You have to answer it. Not putting you on blast in any way but I sent you a message and got no response. insta takes a lot of work actually a ton but it can be a goldmine...
      What's your name on there Steven?

      Looks like all I get is spam. And the occasional one word 'Hi'.

      Where you promoting something via DM?
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  • Profile picture of the author imoonlight
    So... I'm curious. You say,
    • No paid advertising
    • No email marketing
    • No leveraging contacts
    • No buying followers
    But I see through your dastardly plot.



    Well played.
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  • Profile picture of the author AshleyRivera
    You can grow organically on IG. Make 3 posts a day with trending hashtags in your niche. When to make these posts? If you have a business account you can check the analytics of your followers and it will tell you what times of day they are most active. That is important because then they will be more likely to see your posts. Also, search hashtags in the explore page that are in your niche and follow people. Or like their posts. Most of the time they will follow you and check your page out. I coached a friend on IG and she has over 4,000 followers that she gained in the past 6 months and didn't rely on paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author SDJ74
    A pleasure to read your post, Michael.

    Instagram is one of the fastest growing lead generation platforms at the moment. I´m constantly hearing stories of people generating everything from 10 to 30+ targeted leads per day. (Including myself) But Instagram is also (like Facebook) one of the platforms which don´t flash its secrets in your face at first glance.

    Having been an "Instagrammer" for a while now, I managed to grow 7 relatively large Instagram accounts, but it wasn´t easy and it still isn´t. Only today I have much more momentum than when I started because I sat down and studied almost everything there is to study about Instagram and lead generation on Autopilot.

    The best 5 "secrets" I can give you right here is:

    1. Be unique and heartfelt with your content. (What comes from the heart is never off)

    2. Ask yourself - if YOU would follow your account?

    3. Begin not just following random people and accounts but find 5 large accounts in YOUR niche which you follow and then start following these account´s followers...

    4. Some of these larger accounts post once every hour. WHEN they post you´ll get a notification. Right after that is when you follow their followers who then (because they're now online to check that larger leader´s post) will follow you back (at least a bunch of them) This way you begin getting TARGETED followers, who are already interested in what YOU offer. Makes sense?

    5. When your account has reached around 5000 targeted followers, begin offering shoutouts to people with a smaller number of followers.

    And finally - once you´re there... Begin thinking about automation of your messaging...

    As you can hear Instagram is "not just what you see on the surface". There´s a lot of "hidden secrets" which when you know them and begin understanding how Instagram works, you´ll start finding great pleasure in seeing your results grow daily...

    And finally, don´t believe it´s all about followers. It´s about QUALITY followers and quality engagement.

    I hope these comments will begin saving you a lot of frustration and wasted hours and get you closer to hitting your income goals at a faster pace..

    "Learn something new every day and you´ll finally succeed"
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  • Profile picture of the author sjsarah25
    This is a great post i must say!
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  • Profile picture of the author Aayushg416
    Superb post !
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Good deal Michael. You rock at building things organically, through service and generosity. Thanks for being a shining example bro.
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  • Profile picture of the author cerltt
    Excellent post
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  • Profile picture of the author ProGuy
    Quality content + engagement will increase your followers dramatically

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    How is your account going? From what I have seen, interacting with other members does really help. Like, comment, follow others. But you have to do it frequently to really grow. Post at least once per day.
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