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With $0 to invest – How do you grow your instagram account without Follow/Unfollow Method.

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Hiobot, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Hiobot

    Hiobot Registered Member

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    I believe follow/unfollow method kills an account when you are doing it by manually this days. One error, your get flagged and you have a reduced visibility potential for that account.

    I was inside my room for 9 straight months, trying to build an account with my hand, but in the end I failed and also lost the account to a scammer. My engagement kept droping. Instagram surely knows that a normal person won't be following and unfollowung all the time.

    It's now been over a year since I dropped Instagram. I want to start again building between 1 - 3 accounts. I finally know which niche to dive into.

    Any suggestions on what I can do without following/unfollowing?

    I also have to mention that I discovered a niche where I had 3000+ followers and I was getting between 50 - 300 comments. But the followers are kids and people in their teens. I am going to wake up the account again, but how do I make money from this set of people, because they clearly can't buy anything.
     
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    Jiung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Using appropriate hashtags and commenting.
     
  3. Guuswillem

    Guuswillem BANNED BANNED

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    It would take ages lol, just follow unfollow untill you reach like 10k and start doing sfs
     
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    engage with people, ask for a shoutout
    reply to every comment
    also you could monetize with cpa offers
     
  5. Hiobot

    Hiobot Registered Member

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    I never really tried CPA. I was actually thinking a form of AdSense click bait.

    Did that for months in funny niche and had my engagement crash down.

    Majority of the followers will be bots for a fashion niche
     
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    Guuswillem BANNED BANNED

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    There is no magical way I'm sorry to break it to you. Perhaps you can try to go viral trough other social media and build a reputation trough other media. I don't see anyone building a big following from scratch without a budget.
     
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  7. jkereme

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    there could have been many other factors that damaged your engagement, how low did it get?
     
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    Yeah never rel on Follow/Unfollow method only. After x number of followers invest a little on shoutouts or go for S4S
    Join engagement groups and push your images to explore groups by relevant hashtags
     
  9. CarlitosWay

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    I see an acronym I'm not familiar with. What is CPA?
     
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    Bump.
     
  11. colorme

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    First and foremost, make sure you own your images. Getting Instagram accounts to go big, while "borrowing" other's viral posts, is no longer viable in the long term.
    Also, make extra sure that your posts/images/videos are top notch, professional grade quality. Stop with memes, reposting other's great work, or sexy babes niches. Make it your follower's worthwhile to go to your account.

    When was the last time you told your girlfriend/wife/etc., "Hey, let's go watch the latest movie. She dresses up and you ask her why you doing that? You continue with ... We're going to watch the latest movie, on Netflix." See what I mean by reposting other stuff? It's already old, and others are doing the same. You want to be the movie theater, not 2-4 year old movies shown as "new arrivals" on Netflix.


    You may get a few likes and followers but they'll never buy anything from you if you are in those niches, above.

    Once you have the above set, you can start liking a few hundred posts of others in your niche. Don't go crazy liking 1,000 posts a day, etc.
    Make clear, precise and relevant comments on other's posts. No "love that", "best of the day", "made my day", "like it" or crap like that. Never, ever, ever leave a negative, or what anyone else (including a prude beatch) would deem like a negative comment. Remember what your momma told you, "if it ain't nice, don't say it at all".
    Reply to all comments left for you, again, in a clear and precise way. No "@xyzhandle thanks", or "@abchandle @youandmehandle @bubbahandle :) "

    Don't give up. It takes time if you are not well known, and/or don't have money to invest. Get started now, 'cause in 1 year, you'll say why didn't I start last year.

    Remember, you're a business, just because you open up a shop in the other side of town, on the cheap side of the alley; unless you spend money, no one will know that you're there selling or offering whatever it is that you do.
     
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    With no money and using no bots you'd have to grind hard for a long time to gain traction on the account. Something I wouldn't do with $0.
     
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    Cost per action,
    mobile app installs, free trials etc
     
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    Hm. How does that work? Let's say I have an account with 10k followers that's in an exotic car niche with original professional photos. How would I make CPA work for me?
     
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    I'm not sure if hashtag is working well. But i think, it must connected with facebook account and get first followers with your facebook friends.

    One post minimum each day, and you must get viral for fast grow.

    Never buy for fake followers - it will hurt you.
     
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    Look at a CPA network like OGAds to get an idea of how it works.

    Although if you are doing everything manually I would focus on quality rather than quantity and that kind of CPA is more of a spammy strategy which is better suited to high quantity (multiple accounts using automation).

    If you do go the quality route and build up a more premium following, the best way to monetise in my opinion would be to position yourself as an influencer and offer your services to brands to promote them for a price. But you would need to have a relatively large following before this is going to make any decent money.
     
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    But how do you do this, when people say "love this!", "high five for this!" etc......?
    A lot of times, I just don't know what to say besides "thanks" and ":)"...
     
  18. Hiobot

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    Does #tags influence images, because what I thought get photos into explore page is when a bigger account likes your photo or when you already have a huge followers?
     
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    I guess because it wasn't quality. I later discovered the videos I was posting had already been posted by a bigger player in the niche. Even almost everyone in the niche where just recycling his old videos.
     
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    What I haven't thought about is where do I get my quality images comes from. Do you have any ideas on getting images? Because this time around, I want to make a fashion brand that comes into real life later on.