You’re here right now, reading this article because you need some cheap Instagram followers for your suffering brand. You may be hoping to pay a few bucks and get a ton of followers, but I’ll tell you now. Services that offer followers for a few dollars are just going to pump up your account with a bunch of fake bot accounts. You will end up with thousands of followers, but absolutely no engagement.
Would you rather have 100 followers that engage with you, and 10 of which buy products from you? Or would you rather have 10,000 fake followers that never buy anything from you? 10 engaged people is worth more than those 10,000 fake followers because you just made some cash from them! See where I’m going with this?
I’ve realized something over the past year. Instagram is huge – and that’s nothing new, but what I’ve specifically noticed, is that Instagram’s engagement is epic. There are over 500 million active monthly users, and I see brands and people engaging and interacting with people a lot more on this platform than many others.
There’s got to be a reason for that, right? Instagram is very visual, and we are very visual people. A picture is worth a thousand words, remember that saying? It’s true, and Instagram is proving it.
What I’m going to talk about today is how to get some super cheap Instagram followers. How cheap is cheap? I’m talking free! The only thing you’ve got to do is put in a little work and you get to keep your hard earned cash for more important things.
Tell me how to get these cheap Instagram followers!
Again, what I’m going to cover are some of the most effective ways to pick up more followers on Instagram.
Create great content
This should be an easy one, and I might not even have to say it but still; Don’t half-ass your posts. I see a lot of great Instagram photos, a lot of people really put some effort into getting a great shot, and you should to. You’re competing with some of these people and brands so you have to make sure you’re stepping up to their level. This goes for your blog and your other social media accounts too. People love great content, make sure you’re delivering!
This also means post that content on a regular basis. Don’t just post now and then; people will get bored and forget about you. There’s a lot of brands that I follow that post a ton, and I’ve made some purchases from them – usually because they were toward the front of my mind for a few days.
Tag people in your posts and encourage them to tag their friends too. This has the potential to snowball if your content is great!
Tag your location also! This is a great way to bring in some local followers. I love local people, and you should too.
Make your Instagram account easier to find
This is a super simple way to give yourself some cheap Instagram followers (it’s free and hardly takes no time!), and still a lot of people overlook this step. Don’t overthink it! You want people to be able to find you.
Tell people about your Instagram account: This is a no-brainer right? Talk about your Instagram account on any other social network that you use. Even if you’ve only got 25 Facebook friends, tell them about it – 2 of them might be followers (or none of them!) so that’s a potential 25 extra people right there. Don’t stop there though, throw up a link to your account on your blog, your email signature, and so forth.
- Follow people: Interact and engage with other people on Instagram! Make yourself known, start some conversations with people. Comment on some photos, like some photos.
- Integrate Instagram into your blog posts: People are visual, add photos in your blog posts, and oh yeah – post them on Instagram.
- Hashtags: For the longest time, I assumed hashtags were silly, until I understood what they were. Make sure you are using relevant hashtags for your photos and people looking for that particular topic will find you! Do a little research and find out what hashtags are the most popular and try to incorporate those into your posts. Don’t be afraid to create your own hashtag as well if it’s relevant. If you create a solid campaign around a product and use your own hashtag, it could have amazing potential. That all being said, don’t go nuts with them. You want to use relevant hashtags, but you don’t want to overwhelm your audience with tons (If I see a post with a 15 word sentence and 50 hashtags, that turns me off)
Run a Contest!
This is something that I hadn’t thought of for a while, but when I saw it being implemented it turned on all the lightbulbs in my head. Contests are a genius way to get some engagement. This can really boost your account and pull in a ton of followers.
The general idea is to ask people to offer a product (something small but interesting: a free sample of your product, an autographed photo, who knows? Something relevant to your brand!) and then ask that your followers like and/or comment on your post, share the post with a few friends. Your followers will like the post, share it with (let’s say 5) friends, and some of those friends will do the same thing. Let’s say 5 followers do this – that’s 25 people right off the bat that will be exposed to your post. If you’re using relevant hashtags, there will be people that are not following you right now that find the post. Let’s say 5 of those people like it and share. That’s 25 more people. That’s 50 people in no time. These are small numbers, by the way – that could go on for days or weeks, and who knows how many people it reaches before the contest is over.
This has the potential to really snowball into something big.
Cheap Instagram followers with Advertising
You really want some cheap Instagram followers? If you have a few bucks to spend, try setting up an Instagram ad and see what happens. You might be surprised! Instagram allows you to purchase sponsored posts using a third party ad buying tool. This will allow you to purchase, create and place ads on Instagram. People pay attention to these, don’t be afraid to give it a shot!
Work on honing your account and your posts with these tips above, and just see what happens! If you want some cheap Instagram followers, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this. (skip the advertising and you’ve just spent zero dollars) You may be surprised at how quickly your account starts to gain traction when you’re on top of your game!