If you are reading this article you want to gain free instagram followers fast! Now, let me tell you, it’s actually really easy. And you don’t need to pay for them either! With a little bit of effort you can grow your instagram followers to over 5000 in a single month.
The best part? I’m going to tell you exactly how to do it with a real life case study!
Yep that’s right. I created a fake instagram profile for myself and used the exact techniques that I’m about to teach you to get free instagram followers instantly!
I will share with you ALL of my top secrets, all of the mistakes I have made along the way. But best of all, the EXACT methods you can use right now to get 100 free instagram likes and followers before your head hits the pillow today.
Options: Buy them vs. Grow them
As with anything in life, there are always options… For most forms of social media there are 3 main ways to grow your followers. They each have their pro’s and cons but for this article I am going to focus on ‘Grow Them’ as our chosen strategy.
(Mainly due to the fact that it is free!)
The benefits of this strategy are obvious and fast. However, the main drawback to this is that the followers that you gain will not be engaged with your brand. They are all fake, spammy accounts that have no real person behind them. The impact of this is a lack of likes and comments on your photos.
The other risk surrounding this strategy is that instagram does NOT like accounts that use these companies and, if caught, will shut you down fast.
The only thing I will say is that if you insist on doing this, make sure you do your homework on the sites you use. And only pick them if they offer a slow delivery method. This stops them adding 10000 instagram followers to your account overnight. It slows them to around 500 instagram followers per day. Hopefully, this will help you fly under the radar.
Some websites you could use are as follows (Remember to do your homework first and proceed with caution):
This is by far the best method as it is organic!
At a high level, this strategy involves a level of dedication. However you will see results instantly! It will ensure that you gain 100 followers within the next hour.
The rest of this article will be based around my favorite techniques to achieve this, so stay tuned!
Know your platform
The first step to building your instagram empire is to know your platform.
For today’s lesson we will be focusing on instagram, but the key here is to know it inside out.
For example, there is no use trying to grow your followers utilising instagram followers as this is a tool that is best used for engagement and not growth.
The point I am making here is to read the below carefully and study the social platform you are using before implementing these strategies.
Ok, so here is the embarrassing part…
To practice the methods I am going to share with you today I couldn’t exactly use an Insta account that is connected to one of my companies or that of a friends. I needed an entirely new persona. I needed to tear up the rule book.
This led to the creation of my alter ego, ‘JP3G’:
- A quick search on Fiverr helped me create the logo
- Adding some cringe roman numerals helped sell me as a young rich traveler
- An embarrassing Endeavour but a necessary evil to prove this method works
The reason for choosing a ‘young rich travel’ persona, was that it allowed me to find stock imagery really easily to support the content marketing aspect of the profile.
Content is king
At this point, I want to make it really clear that you can employ all of these strategies and techniques to gain free instagram followers fast. However, it will all be in vain if your content is not perfect!
You want repeat visitors and followers that will tell their friends about your brand/company. This will only happen if you have amazing imagery.
You can’t upload any old image and hope for people to follow you:
You want content that drives engagement. Here is an example that I pulled from a stock image site :
This generated 146 likes, and I posted this WEEK 1:
Use this checklist to make sure that your conent is perfectly optimised for your instagram account before posting:
Each post must fulfil ALL of the below guidelines:
- The picture must be of the highest quality
- The post must only fulfill one of the following criteria (and always include a your product if you are a product based business):
- Photo depicting luxury lifestyle
- Photo depicting charity
- Photo depicting an attractive model
- Motivational quote (Use Forismatic)
- Promotional post
- Shout out (to build relationships)
- User generated content
- Captions must contain your hashtag
- Captions should contain no more than 3 hashtags
- Captions must not be longer than 5 lines
- Captions must be in a conversational style
- Captions must not contain 1st person pronouns (e.g. I, Me)
- Posts must be posted at 06:30 and 20:30 (GMT)
- The post must not contain nude / partially nude or sexually suggestive photos
- You must own any content that is posted
- Comment on your own photo with hashtags from ‘Tags for likes‘
- Monitor the post through ‘Iconosquare‘
Build Followers Fast
Let’s dive right in.
How do you gain free followers on instagram fast?
Step 1: Post twice daily, following content guidelines depicted above
This first step ensures that you have a good bank of imagery on your profile. I would suggest gaining a bank of at least 30 images before trying to grow your instagram account.
Step 2: Go on similar insta accounts and follow 75 people (max per hour)
Your next step is to find your competitors. Using JP3G as an example, I would find other travel bloggers on instagram and follow them.
The next part is the clever bit…
- Go on your competitors latest post (with lots of likes)
- Click on the people that like that post
- Follow 75 of those people
The reason this works is that these followers are engaged with your competitors account. They like their content and therefore will likely enjoy yours too!
When you follow them, it will notify them. around 1/3 of them will them follow you back!
Step 3: Search for relevant hashtags to the latest posts and ‘like’ 150 posts (max per hour)
Use the Instagram search function to find hashtags in your niche, then like all of the top posts. This will drive traffic to your page from relevant followers.
Step 4: Increase engagement
The final aspect to growing your instagram account quickly is to increase the engagement on your posts.
Ensure you respond to all comments left on any of your posts. You will end up with a loyal sect of ‘Super Fans’. But these are fantastic for improving your page in Instagram’s search visibility.
Step 5: Unfollow 85 ‘non-followers’ from crowdfire (max per hour)
You will be following a lot of people on a very regular basis so you are going to want to unfollow ‘Ghost’ followers on a regular basis.
A ‘Ghost’ follower is defined as someone that follows your instagram account but doesn’t interact with any of your posts.
You should also target the people that you follow but dont follow you back.
This will keep your ‘Following’ count down, as instagram has a hard limit of 7500 people that you can follow at any one time.
Grow your instagram followers fast: What next?
Rinse and repeat!
If you want to gain a LOT of instagram followers fast, you will need to follow steps 1-5 over and over again.
The way I did it with JP3G was to set an alarm every 2 hours and carry out all of the steps. I would then do this over and over again all day.
Do this, and you WILL grow your follower count very quickly indeed!
Finally, don’t stop and convert to sales!
You’ve got to keep going with this. Stay consistent and then generate sales from your new found audience:
- Post offers on your stories and main page
- Give out social media cards to everyone you meet in person and include them in your packaging if you sell a product
- Set up sales funnel targeting your followers first and then lead them to your site
- Set up an auto responder. Use Instazood or similar products to auto respond to everyone that interacts with your brand on instagram
- Influencers. Once you have amassed a decent sized following of your own you can collaborate with other creators. This will help cross pollinate your fans
So what are you waiting for? Go out there into the world and build your instagram empire!
And as always if you have any questions, feel free to contact me any time.