400 + Million Users
Instagram has evolved from a ‘nice to have’ marketing channel into a global platform of 400+ millions users that is an essential part of any serious online marketing efforts. While many early adopters are already having a lot of success with large accounts, those late to the party are finding it harder and harder to catch up and reach large numbers of people who might be interested in their products, services or lifestyle.
We were not early adopters. We had to play catch up. And it wasn’t easy.
We started out the hard way. Zero budget, zero clue. We knew how to post good images, so the people who saw our posts liked them and commented. But, we quickly realised our posts were not getting seen by nearly enough people to naturally build up a strong account of interested followers any time soon. Growth was sloooooow. It was going to take years to reach enough of the right people to have any real impact.
Resisting the 'Dark Side'
We searched for alternative ways to grow big accounts and found that there were definitely shortcuts to getting followers fast. However, they all came with a cost. Fake followers. Non-relevant, temporary followers. Or having to post things you didn’t want to post simply because they are popular. This was the dark side of the Instagram world, and it was not for us.
Getting the result
A huge amount of research and a few failed accounts later and we had what we needed. We could grow personal accounts to 10k highly engaged followers and beyond. We could grow curated accounts much more quickly than we had previously thought possible. Same for business accounts. We found the very best tools to automate our labour intensive techniques so that our accounts grew while we were asleep. Followers started pouring in at a much faster rate. We were beginning to get noticed. We got featured on Huffington Post. People were reaching out to us. “How are you doing it?” “What should I do to grow my account?” We shared what we had learnt and helped others to get solid growth as well. More and more people began to ask us for help.
Passing it on
It started out as an overly long email to friends about exactly how to get solid Instagram growth. Now, it has turned into a complete guide to advanced Instagram growth strategies and we’re making it available to as many people as possible.
Disclaimer: Not for beginners.
First things first, this is not like any of the Instagram marketing guides you will find on Amazon for $2. You know the ones. With a few fake 5 star reviews. Those guys only cover the basics, like what filters to use or what times to post. Useful if you are over 70 years old and have never used Instagram before. We’re assuming you are a bit more up to speed on Instagram so we’ve left out all of that junk and just given you the most important, high leverage techniques you will need to grow your accounts. This is the net result of all we learned building solid accounts of real followers that we can now reach with the push of a button.
We were going to just keep this among friends. However, we realised there was a lot of value in what we had learned. Hours, days, months of manually testing and adjusting things to refine our approach has been condensed down into this guide. We figured $19 was a fair price. Heck, even if this guide saves you just one hour of your time learning to grow your account, then it’s worth it. Right?
Chapter 1: Using Instagress to automate activity
Chapter 2: Posting Images
Chapter 3: Running successful campaigns for high growth
Chapter 4: Analytics: Iconosquare, InsTrack and SocialBlade
Chapter 5: Finding Influencers and Networking
Chapter 7: The truth about shoutouts (Free and Paid)
Chapter 8: Lessons from Buying/Selling accounts
Chapter 9: Bonus 'How they do it' Section
Bonus ‘How they do it'
During our time learning how to grow accounts we saw some users who were operating at a whole other level. Relatively new accounts with 1m+ followers, only following 100 people. Growing accounts to 50k followers in a few weeks. It blew our mind. How do they do it? What the hell was their secret?
Well, we reached out to a few of them and were shocked that they actually shared with us what they were doing. We’ve included it in the guide for you. It only works if you have help from someone with a large account, so don’t expect to be able to implement this when you are just starting out. But, if you wanna know what the ‘big guns’ are doing, you’ll find out in the guide. You’re welcome.
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"Wow just went through the guide. Super comprehensive and really easy to read. Lots of tips I haven't seen anywhere. Excited to try these out!"
"Good, practical information. Not just the usual fake followers approach. This shows how you can get started growing your account immediately. Also includes insights into some surprising tactics that huge accounts are using."
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