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Any success with buying Instagram shout outs?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by SoFlo, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. SoFlo

    SoFlo Newbie

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    Good evening guys. I have my instagram account that I am looking to promote and people have been telling me lately about buying shout outs from users who have a nice size fan base. I am in the inspiration/motivation niche and want to find a way to increase my followers without buying fakes.

    How do you find these accounts to pay?

    Has anybody used the site called, shout cart?
     
  2. Zueron

    Zueron Junior Member

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    I usually just DM big people in my niche. Most of them already sell shoutouts and some don't even know the proper price.
     
  3. Encomiast

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    I'm suspicious of the value of the shoutout. I recently had a major magazine account with about 1.5 million followers feature a post of mine with a link to my account. The magazine is exactly aligned with my niche. The image on the magazine's account garnered about 30,000 likes. The result on my account: about 15 new followers and a handful of likes. I might be willing to pay for a shout out if I could see some statistics about how past shoutouts have performed, but of course, nobody does that. Without that it's just a gamble and a poor one I suspect.
     
  4. Zueron

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    Happened to me as well. I think mentions are best imo for your buck
     
  5. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Just DM people in your niche you should find people willing to do this very quick. From my experience, shoutouts are VERY hit or miss. Some will produce, some will make you feel like you wasted your money almost immediately.

    Good ways to tell is to look at the person's page that your buying a shoutout from and see if every post of his has a shoutout then run. These pages just look like advertisement pages after a while and most people hate ads and will be less reluctant to follow the shout.

    Best of luck,
     
  6. SteveHolt

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    There are sites out there that you can sell shoutouts on. Shoutcart is one, IG Shoutouts is another great way to Sell instagram shoutouts