This is my third installment of the Instagram series. Today we will cover the first of four ways to get more followers to Instagram. This is known as share for shares and is very effective. This is where you find an account that reaches the same audience that you want to reach and you reach the same audience they want to reach. Then you both post a call to action to follow the other account.
For instance, post a picture from the XYZ account on your Instagram account that you think will appeal to your audience, write a phrase under the picture and add “Go follow XYZ to learn more”. Of course, your phrase depends on what the picture is. Then XYZ account will post a picture from your account and add a phrase sending their audience to follow you.
If you have a small audience of under 1,000 you’ll want to start with accounts of similar size. Then as your following grows you can share for share with larger accounts. With under 1,000 you can expect 5 to 10 new followers with every share you do. As you grow to 5,000 to 10,000 followers, you can expect 20 to 30 new followers for every share.
Keep It Simple
To ask someone just send them a message; “Hey, do you want to do a S4S?”
Generally, folks on Instagram know what S4S means. If they are a small account, you may have to explain. The ideal way to message them is through an app called Kik which you download to your phone and Instagrammers use to communicate. If they didn’t list their Kik username on their profile, you can direct message them on Instagram.
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