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Instagram Engagement and Monetizing Strategy - Queries for a growing IG'er

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by simplyjo, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. simplyjo

    simplyjo Power Member

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    Hi All,

    I am a travel blogger and my IG has real followers and is now growing organically, since several weeks.

    #1 - Since that is sorted now, I am wondering about my engagement levels. I have over 13.5k followers, one of my recent picture had over 1000 likes and 80+ comments in a day (this was my highest), my average per post is 600+ likes/ 40+ comments. However, sometimes they even drop to 300-400 avg which is wayyyy too low. I mix up hashtags - some regular travel ones, some country/city specific. What could be changing that 1 pic gets 300 and other gets 1000? All my pictures are super high quality and I don't mind if its 100 likes here/there but this is a LOT of difference. I put a lot of effort in deciding what goes on my account so its important to me.

    #2 - All brands I pitched to seem to like my account but are only interested in giving me free stuff - clothes, creams, food, blah blah. I am doing this full time so I am in it for the $$$$. Where can I find good travel/lifestyle brands to work with, who value people's efforts and are ready to pay for it? The best I got was $50 a post but I am hearing 100-200 bucks a pop is the norm and what others with my followers/engagement levels usually charge.

    Any inputs, idea's, tips would be great. thanks ya all.
     
  2. ramyh96

    ramyh96 Power Member

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    You can make s4s with other similar pages, keep posting hq pics to keep activity good.
    did you put your email in bio? (for business)
     
  3. simplyjo

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    Hi, since I only post my own unique images, I dont do shoutouts (unless paid), posting pics and engaging is happening everyday. Yes I have my email under "Contact" business account
     
  4. simplyjo

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    Yes I am on famebit and few other platforms. How do you plan to collaborate? feel free to drop me a pm here on bhw :)