Instagram is THE place right now. So naturally, you want to know how to get more followers in Instagram coz it's where everyone's making money. So you ask around and you keep hearing 'Just buy them'. Yeah cool. How easy is that? Pay some money and in 24 hours you've suddenly got 50,000 new followers. Job done! Let's make some money! Well, it doesn't quite work like that. In this post you'll learn:
The first problem is that when you buy followers, 9.9999 times out of 10, the followers you buy aren't real. They are computer generated bots. The pic above is an example of the type of 'follower' you'll get. That means they are not real people and they are not active Instagram users. So they are not going to help you much when they don’t exist…..
I mean, think about it. You're desperate to know how to get more followers in Instagram. So you pay some money to someone and ask for 50,000 followers. Then, like magic, a matter of one hour later you suddenly have 1,000 new followers? Then 2,000. Then 5,000 and then 20,000. Within hours? How do you think this happens? Where do you think they come from?
Do you think there's a central manning office somewhere full of people calling real Instagram users on their special 'get more followers in Instagram' cellphones and asking them to follow you? One by one? A magical network of people on phones there just to service you and your order? Ummmm, no.
They are all just files on a computer program and your username is simply entered in, the people press 'go', and magically you get these computer generated followers. Not much good to you when they are 0's and 1's in a computer program......
But having 50,000 computer generated bots leads to some more problems.
Here's the 2nd problem you've caused yourself after you looked into how to get more followers in Instagram - you're gonna get caught out and mortally embarrassed.
Before you bought your 50,000 new 'followers', let's say you had 300 followers. And on every photo you were getting about 20 or so 'likes'. Now suddenly, 24 hours after your new 'purchase', you now have 50,300 followers.
Yet when you post your photos you are still getting only 20 likes. Because your followers aren't real, they can't really engage on your pics right? So your 'like' count doesn't change even though you now have 50,000 more followers...Don't you think that's a little bit strange?
You were getting 20 likes with 300 followers. Now you're getting 20 likes with 50,300 followers. Something fishy, no?
How are you going to explain that to your friends? Or companies if you try to pitch them and ask for collaboration deals. Or sponsorships? Or Brand Ambassador deals?
Thirdly, not only will your ego take a battering when people start laughing at you for buying non-existent followers, Instagram will further rub salt in your wound and punish you more. How?
Instagram rewards engagement. The more engagement you have, the more Instagram shows your pics to people. Instagram's algorithm rewards photos that get lots of engagement.
And the opposite is also true. If you have a crazy lack of engagement, Instagram will punish you by closing you off to your real followers.
The result? The only 300 real followers you originally had now won’t even see your pics. So your engagement will go down further!! Lose lose when your goal is to monetize and build your account.....
Incidentally, if you want to take great pics that get lots more likes, I've written about 5 rules of composition in photography that are guaranteed to get you better photos and more lots more Instagram love.
What about companies that say they can guarantee real users? Or people they say are active on Instagram? This is questionable in itself, but let's look at one company that does make this claim.
It says all of its users are 100% real and come from a mobile app (whatever that means.) But then even on their own homepage in the FAQ section they clearly state that they cannot give you targeted followers (see the pic below).
If you can't read the answer, the first line says "No. There may be some followers that follow your account that might be in your niche. But for the most part, the followers could be in any niche."
Say what? $2,000 for 25,000 followers that are not interested in you or your niche at all? You gotta be kiddin' me, right?
So if they can't give you targeted followers, or followers who are actually interested in your niche or area of interest, then what is the actual point of having them as followers?
Sure they might be real but there's not much point having them if they are completely disinterested in you, and your account, and what your account's about......Remember, the whole point of growing followers is to monetize them.
How you gonna do that with people not interested in you? And they want you to saddle up $2,000 for the privilege of having unrelated people following you?! Surely there's a better way? Yes, there is!
That's my photography account on Instagram above. I built that from a few hundred followers to 27,000 in just on 18 months. I average about 1,500 new followers per month, and about 2,000 likes per photo.
But more importantly, I have never bought a follower, and all the followers on my account are highly targeted and niche specific.
That's my black and white account there. I've built that to 23k now in just 16 months. Again, every user is highly targeted to black and white photography, and I get 1,000-2,000 likes per photo. All from real people.
Across my 5 Instagram accounts (which Instagram allows you from one phone), I have a total of 115,000 followers. All real, all organic. All natural. And the best part?
I built all my Instagram accounts over 20k without spending any money, and I can teach you how to do the same. All real followers. All highly targeted.
So if that's something that you're open to learning, and you think might help you with your brand or your business, then just click this picture below for info on how you can get started today.
You're here because you want to know how to get more followers in Instagram. And rightly so. But buying them is not the way to go. We've seen 4 reasons for that:
P.S If you'd like to know more about how to get more followers in Instagram, shoutouts on big accounts are a great way of getting a headstart. Here I explain what is a shoutout and how you can get one on my account.
P.P.S If you have followers and are interested in the best way I use to monetize Instagram, I've written about how to earn money on Instagram here
Hi there Iain here. I made this site simply because I want to find ways of adding multiple income streams to my life so I can retire early and live the good life. Why rely on one income when there are so many ways out there you can earn, especially online? So as I learn about them all, I want to pass my knowledge on to you so you can do the same. Here's hoping we can all retire early and go travel the world or sit by the ocean sipping cocktails!
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