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Motivated Newbie Needs Help with Direction of Niche

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by cohort, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. cohort

    cohort Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I've been creeping a couple a days and I am so glad to have stumbled upon this forum.

    I started a company last month and I knew immediately we needed an online presence. We started an IG that is about 3 weeks old in a niche of a niche market.

    Posts: 45 High quality original content relating to our niche
    Followers: 770
    Following: 957
    Posts avg at 100ish likes. Highest post is 260+ likes

    We started manually following and unfollowing as well as mass liking for the first 2 weeks or so. We did well with our best couple nights getting about 100 follows each night. Then we had a few days of getting only 20 follows. We just started instagress about 5 days ago which has saved us so much time. However, we are really only getting about 60ish follows per 300 likes/100 follows. We also have unfollow on now. We asked for a shoutout from someone with 1.5k followers as well as reposting some of our follower's content. However, I feel like our engagement is low even though I respond to every comment on our posts.

    Our goal was to have IG people go to our website to sell the actual product we carry. But our actual realized sales from this strategy has only been 2 orders. We are using Shopify. I guess my question is, how do we keep our targeted niche but at the same time convert these people into buying our product?

    Also, my niche is very heavily reliant on forums. I've already been banned from a forum for posting sales threads that too closely resemble a business. What is another way to drive traffic from a forum to our website aside from sponsoring?

    I really believe our niche has a chance at blowing up in our industry. Our original content is superb and we get comments from photography accounts. Feel free to PM me. Might be interested in someone who can teach me the ropes with compensation.