How to Get More Followers on Instagram
So over the past year I have been playing with instagram and I’ll share with you my tips and tricks for how to get more instagram followers.
But there is good news and bad news.
First the Bad News
You aren’t going to get a lot of followers just by posting everyday, adding popular hashtags and expecting followers to just appear.
I’m not sure if that worked in the past but I can say for 2018 – 2019 it DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE.
Of course it is important to post, I do so about once per week, and you should have content that your intended audience is interested in.
Here is an example from an account I grew to about 20,000 followers in the past 9 or so months.
When I post using some popular hashtags as well, I can get about 30,000 people to see my post, most of whom are NOT yet following me.
I have good engagement I think with my audience so that also turns into 2,000 likes, but only 5 new follows!
WTF?! Only 5 new followers out of 30,000!
If you are relying on posting with hashtags to grow your audience, it will be a long slow journey at this point. Even with 20,000 followers on this account I wouldn’t get too far by using this method.
Now for the GOOD NEWS
You can still grow your instagram account and I can show you how to grow your followers by 100 per day per account.
About a year ago I didn’t even have an instagram account, now I have about 85,000 followers across 7-10 accounts.
How have I done this? Well first you need to know a little about human behavior. As you can see from the data above people aren’t that likely to follow a post, no matter how engaging it is to the right audience.
But what people do is if someone follows them – often they check out who started following them and about ~10-15% of the time they will follow them back. This is known as the follow / unfollow technique.
What’s really cool about this is you actually get to pick your followers because you can decide who to follow based on their interests in hashtags or who they are already following.
So if you are really into yoga, you can get new followers to your account for yoga specifically.
Now this might seem like a lot of work, but there is software that can do this for you. Which is amazing because while you are sleeping it is growing your instagram following.
With the right settings in the software you can follow about 800 people per day per account, and grow your followers by about 100 per account per day.
That is why many people are stating 5-10 yoga accounts and that’s how I went from 0 followers to 85,000 total in such a short time!
I think the data from my examples here is also pretty obvious, you can keep hustling and posting with hashtags and grow really slowly, or if you want more info about my course on how to grow your instagram followers by 100,000 per year check it out it will walk you through it all step by step.
But don’t wait too long to start, imagine if you started this a year ago and had 100,000 instagram followers already!