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> ONLINE BRAND on Instagram: how to start and grow ?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by calamassi86, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    Hi folks,

    We are building an online brand, which will basically be a web mag showcasing healthy, sexy and active lifestyle for Her (but audience will be males as well of course)


    We are working on branding, website, contents, articles etc etc



    About Instagram, I think we started with a big MISTAKE


    - Some suggested to start fresh with a new account.
    - Some to buy a big account (invest thousands $) and turn/transition it.

    In the end, not finding the right account we purchased a cheap shoutout account with 93k followers but very very inactive.

    Im very disappointed with it, It gets between 200-600 likes per photo. I guess It changed niche multiple times.

    In a week we gained 4k but its still very inactive. :(





    Is it a very bad start ? should I buy an other one and move there ? or start a new one ? Or keep and build this one ?



    Im just worried this low engagement will work against our growth.



    Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks guys
     
  2. zwyxeeel

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    i had a friend who bought same thing as u, for fitness thought, the account he bought had switched niches xxx time as we found out later....

    anyways, that account is crashing big time and he lost alot of followers due to niche switiching. he still manages to gain alot back but he goes sometimes , + ...... - ...0 followers...


    he bought it cheap as u said, but he regrets it. He bought a new one IN THAT NICHE, fitness. And have much much better success with it, only + + + + + followers each day.

    not sure how much u spent on that account, but give it a try and use Followliker for like month or so, push the people, post often etc...HOPEFULLY you will end up better than my friend....

    good luck :)
     
  3. TonySe

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    I would suggest you to start a fresh account. It just doesnt look professional to have an account with such a low engagement rate. To use this kind of account for shout-outs is fine, but not for a serious business
     
  4. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    I paid 150 usd, which is not the problem. Thanks for your advices. I agree with both of you.


    To be sincere in 7 days we gained: 1000 - 700 - 500 - 400 - 400 - 400 - 350 followers a day.

    Considering we lose many followers a day (I think instagram itself is cleaning up fake/inactive followers) to have that PLUS count means we gain many followers a day.


    And i don't do Shoutouts, no marketing, no bots, no likes. I just posted 2-5 photos a day.


    But I really don't know what to do. If push it or stop wasting time and switch.

    Starting with 0 followers I'm sure will be tough because right now our contents are provided by the consent of great photographers, models etc etc
    They see and like our brand and page and give us the consent to feature them. If I start new, Im not sure they'll keep doing that.


    What you think would be a fair value for, lets say, a 50k REAL followers page ? Maybe If I find a good page with that real following I'll make an other investment and switch .
     
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    Start posting very high quality pics and ask some fake followers from marketplace for looking real account.
     
  6. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    We are posting good contents and our brand is very attractive, I guess thats why It attracts new followers without doing any marketing.


    But can you explain me better what you meant by "ask some fake followers from marketplace for looking real account" ???

    Thanks
     
  7. boghi

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    he means to buy some followers from marketplace from here or anywhere else for your account to looking legit.
     
  8. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    buy real followers ? are real followers for sale ? sorry If i look naive

    because I dont need more inactive/fake followers
     
  9. Paper-Boy

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    I don't have experience buying followers but why don't you use a bot instead? It's way cheaper in the long run.
     
  10. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    Yes, we are gonna do that soon but I was just considering if keep this low-engagement account or buy a new one or start a fresh one before putting up all the efforts of marketing strategies and automation
     
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    or find a service to increase your engagement rate... or auto like service... =)
     
  12. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    for service you mean something like followliker ?

    you think with a good marketing and automation strategy can we overcome the low engagement and increase it ?
     
  13. TonySe

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    just start a new one and use the old one to shout out for your fresh account. repeat until all active users follow your new account
     
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    I can help you with your Instagram to get high engagement. PM me.
     
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    Start a fresh account unless you are very good increasing your current engagement
     
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    The engagement ratio on that account is horrible, I have an account with 9K followers that receive 600-800 likes per photo.
     
  17. Raccon

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    I can shoutout you from my network (200k+ followers in total), male audience
    Price is 3x lower then you paid, pm me if interested
     
  18. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    to be honest im not a fan of shoutout

    to me it seems a low engagement way to get followers


    i guess my page got all those followers through shoutouts and not posting rich contents
     
  19. radis

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    You can bring an inactive account back to life. You need a 50k promo of real active targeted followers. There are a bunch of influencer networks that can deliver that in a short amount of time.
     
  20. calamassi86

    calamassi86 Regular Member

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    mhh, thats interesting. You mean buying 50k active and targeted followers ? can you suggest me any provider ? On google there are thousands of sources but how can I be sure they sell real targeted followers and not cr*p ?

    And any idea of the cost for a high quality service like that ?