• The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success
  1. Join 40,000+ entrepreneurs
    who are kicking butt and
    winning their dream life.

    Unscripted™ Entrepreneurship:
    A Business That Pays More Than Money, It Pays Time.

    "Fastlane" is an entrepreneur discussion forum based on The Unscripted Entrepreneurial Framework (TUNEF) outlined in the two best-selling books by MJ DeMarco (The Millionaire Fastlane and UNSCRIPTED™). From multimillionaires to digital nomads, the forum features real entrepreneurs creating real businesses.

    Download (Unscripted) Download (Millionaire Fastlane)  Register
    Registering for the forum removes this block!

FORUM SEARCH

Get answers about starting a business from real entrepreneurs. Powered by Google.

NOTABLE! Growing your Instagram account, strategy and discussion

Discussion in 'Advertising, Marketing, Social Media' started by Elijah, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Elijah
    Offline

    Elijah Contributor

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Austria
    Rep Bank:
    $144
    Hey guys, I guess there are some people here who try to grow on Instagram.

    I went for the follow/unfollow way and got only like 700 followers in 4 weeks because I am restricted to only being able to follow 19 people at the time, then I have to wait some time and I even could not follow at all for a few days.
    Does anyone know what works best lately since shout outs are not that good anymore?
    Plus I was wondering if you guys want to make a DM group in order to help each other out or maybe there is already an existing one? How do you even find such groups?
     
    Laura Helbe and Xeon like this.
  2. Private Witt
    Offline

    Private Witt Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    76
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Location:
    Seattle
    Rep Bank:
    $383
    I've been off Instagram awhile. Why only 19 follows at a time, is this a new thing or just for certain accounts.
     
  3. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    What's your account about? Creating content and getting large brands to repost is the only true way.
    I made a new account and got lucky last week. I gained more followers in 1 day than I did in the past 5 months with an old account. Make sure you are in a big enough market and have good branding
    upload_2018-2-22_18-50-40.png
     
  4. Private Witt
    Offline

    Private Witt Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    76
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Location:
    Seattle
    Rep Bank:
    $383
    Nice man, did you get multiple repost or was that just from one big boy?
     
    FastNAwesome, Evil_Jester and Xeon like this.
  5. Xeon
    Offline

    Xeon Nessuna macchina per me se non una Pagani Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    992
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Rep Bank:
    $4,745
    What?! How?!
     
    Midas, FastNAwesome and Evil_Jester like this.
  6. amp0193
    Offline

    amp0193 Legendary Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR

    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    8,023
    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    Rep Bank:
    $48,485

    This is all a bunch of baloney.

    If your product is worth selling, just post consistent quality content. Sprinkle in a few hashtags. Give some products to big influencer accounts, have them take pics with em and share. Get some more followers. Rinse and repeat.

    Follow/unfollow is so spammy. Instagram already dislikes you and is putting limits on you. You think that this kind of stuff is sustainable? Why piss off the platform you're trying to grow on?
     
  7. amp0193
    Offline

    amp0193 Legendary Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR

    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    8,023
    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    Rep Bank:
    $48,485
  8. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    I had a loose connection with a 2.7 million account. They posted a few of my stuff once i sent them a new account link. Then a big boy with 16 million reposted--now I got a good shoutout-for-content deal with them. Progress thread coming soon after I finish making some damn tutorials...:thumbsup:
     
  9. Xeon
    Offline

    Xeon Nessuna macchina per me se non una Pagani Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    992
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Rep Bank:
    $4,745
    What I'm curious to know is, did you spend any money for all these, and if so, could you provide a ballpark figure?
     
  10. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    No money spent. I'm doing parody videos (putting athletes faces on movie characters heads) for the soccer niche--the largest sports market in the world. If its funny/relevent/engaging, big accounts like to post that kind of stuff if it doesn't offend anyone
     
    Midas, nik2x2, TinyOldLady and 2 others like this.
  11. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    The foundation of my page is to make free youtube tutorials and link it to my instagram. Then they will click the software/hardware links to buy the stuff, and I would get affiliate commission. I'll make a progress thread revealing everything because I suck at the part where you...uh..make money
     
    FlRock and Xeon like this.
  12. Xeon
    Offline

    Xeon Nessuna macchina per me se non una Pagani Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    992
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Rep Bank:
    $4,745
    I see now, so in the end, it all boils down to good content and not magic techniques or tricks. Brilliant!
     
    nik2x2, Sheps and Evil_Jester like this.
  13. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    How's singapore? I've always wanted to go there sometime. Looks like a beautiful place
     
    Xeon likes this.
  14. Xeon
    Offline

    Xeon Nessuna macchina per me se non una Pagani Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    992
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Rep Bank:
    $4,745
    Don't waste your money unless you're in-transit to some other country. You can see most of the country within 1 - 2 days and yes, it's expensive here lol
     
    Evil_Jester likes this.
  15. GravyBoat
    Offline

    GravyBoat Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    480
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Rep Bank:
    $2,654
    LOL!!!!

    What I've been doing is going to competitor pages, going to their followers, and liking some of their posts. I don't follow any of them because I don't want to be spammy. Lots of people end up following my page too.

    Other than that, most of my followers are coming from my shoutout posts, I pay a large account to post my product, gets a ton of likes, some of those people follow.

    Hashtags are really good too so far.

    I want to grow as organically as possible because at the end of the day, an account with 10k REAL, GOOD followers that are interested in your brand and products is worth way more than an account with 50k shitty follow for follow followers.
     
  16. jon.M
    Offline

    jon.M Never Stray From The Fastlane Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    484
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Europe
    Rep Bank:
    $55
    Been using Insta for about 2 weeks now.

    Use a Chrome plugin called Everliker. An automation tool to like posts in certain hashtags or areas. You can also like someone's followers. Cheap stuff (with a free version) and works decent.

    @Xeon tipped me about using Telegram liking & comment pods. Tried it a few times and it leads to about 100 additional likes and 10 more comments on a post. I'll be looking for more niche specific groups in the future, since likes and comments from entirely unrelated accounts probably won't make a real difference in quality followers.

    Time consuming though, but could be a nice tool in your toolbox.

    My go-to strategy is to simply go to a related account that's popular, and set my Everliker bot to like their followers. This leads to, in my experience, more REAL, consuming followers.

    I've never used follow/unfollow or automated comments.

    Only real & genuine comments on other people's posts, and replying when people comment on my posts.

    I like to think of Instagram as two different groups:
    Consumers & Producers

    Consumers are the ones I want to interact with...
     
  17. Xeon
    Offline

    Xeon Nessuna macchina per me se non una Pagani Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    992
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Rep Bank:
    $4,745
    I smell blood, downloaded that straight away and am on the trail now. Thanks, didn't even know that existed!
     
    jon.M likes this.
  18. jon.M
    Offline

    jon.M Never Stray From The Fastlane Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    484
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Europe
    Rep Bank:
    $55
    Feel free to share your thoughts when you've tried it. The free version's somewhat limited, but the premium is like $4 a month so it's not that big of an investment.

    Here's some info to get you started.
     
    Xeon likes this.
  19. ddzc
    Offline

    ddzc Gold Contributor FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    556
    Likes Received:
    1,150
    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto
    Rep Bank:
    $7,278
    Agree. Build good quality content, buy some ads on Instagram which aren't expensive, and reach out to influencers. That's all. OP, stop the follow, comment, unfollow tactic, every day a bunch of people do this technique on my instagram and it's f'n annoying. I block them right away.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  20. amp0193
    Offline

    amp0193 Legendary Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR

    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    8,023
    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    Rep Bank:
    $48,485
    That kinda works, but it's really time intensive. I did some of it getting started though, but quit when I saw what the return on my time was.

    I'm never using a bot again either, because of getting shadow-banned by Insta in the past for using one (on conservative settings).


    How many hashtags are you using per post? Mixing them up every time?

    I think Instagram didn't like how many hashtags I was using, because my engagement went way down, despite a big increase in followers. After a couple of months of not really using any, engagement seems to be back up.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  21. amp0193
    Offline

    amp0193 Legendary Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR

    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    8,023
    Joined:
    May 27, 2013
    Location:
    United States
    Rep Bank:
    $48,485
    This is awesome!

    I've got a working theory that humor gets attention, and that it is a great way to get noticed and to break the ice with influential people. There's something about humor that turns a cold contact, into a warm one, without being spammy. It breaks down barriers.

    When I find an influencer/celebrity who will probably love my product, I'll make a photoshopped pic with them using my product, and send it to them in a DM. I'm no photoshop pro, so it just ends up looking really silly. I might get a response like "haha that's hilarious", and then the door is wide open for me to talk shop.

    Anyways, this is something I'm going to be doing a lot more of this year, and we'll see how it goes.
     
    Bearcorp, Striver, Arun Siva and 3 others like this.
  22. Elijah
    Offline

    Elijah Contributor

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Austria
    Rep Bank:
    $144
    Some time ago I saw a random guy having a lot of fanpages of himself which spammed photos of himself with a link to his mainpage and every picture had like all casual hashtags like #insta #work so every second picture was his. He had 1million followers though.
    Isn't botting from fanpages better than with the original one?
     
    Xeon likes this.
  23. PetePreneur
    Offline

    PetePreneur Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    143
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Rep Bank:
    $793
    What are the Telegram groups called if you don't mind me asking and are there any for motivational quote type posts? I run a page, where I post motivational/advice quotes/videos from billionaires and this seems like the closest to my niche.

    Cheers!
     
    Paolo Rizzo and Xeon like this.
  24. Evil_Jester
    Offline

    Evil_Jester Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    446
    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Rep Bank:
    $2,531
    I don’t think ppl see who likes their comment unless that person follows the person who likes their comment
     
  25. GravyBoat
    Offline

    GravyBoat Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    480
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Diego
    Rep Bank:
    $2,654
    I have about 15 - 20 hashtags I'm currently using on all my posts, I have about 5 - 10 that stay the same... do you think that's a problem (the ones that stay the same), or should I switch up every single one?? Could I use the same ones every, say, 3 posts?? Again, time consuming but if I can copy paste it's a breeze.

    Also, are you guys posting DAILY or every few days, multiple times a day?

    I'm trying to put out all original content and not repost anything, however, this only allows me to post about 5 times a week. Do you think this is a good strategy, or is posting daily or twice daily with memes or other related but not original content more worth it?
     
    Andy Black likes this.

Share This Page