What is a shoutout? How does it work on Instagram? And can you get a free Instagram shoutout that gets you 1,000's of 'likes' on your photo (even if you don't have many followers)?
Today I'll answer all those questions so that by the end of this post you'll know:
So what is a shoutout exactly? In a general sense, across all different social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube etc, a shoutout is when someone mentions you on their own account and then tells their own fans or followers to check you out and follow you too.
Shoutouts are a great way of getting your name in front of lots of new eyes and potential followers.
What is a shoutout on Instagram? The same as any other social media platform really. Someone (usually with a big following over 20k, for example) puts your pic up on their own profile.
Then in the caption, the say something like 'hey everyone, here is a great pic from @(yourusername) I really like how she has taken this shot. For more great shots like this go follow her @yourusername
You can imagine that if you get some shoutouts done on your pics by really big accounts in your niche, that can lead to some really big follower gains. Quickly!
Can you imagine if Beyonce gave you a shoutout? Impossible I know but you get the picture. Instant millions of followers. And massive credibility!
CanonUSA's Instagram gallery features daily shoutouts for Canon users. Just use the tag #MyCanonStory for a chance to be featured.
If you've been searching for free Instagram shoutouts you might've come across the term S4S. What does this mean?
It means shoutout for shoutout.
You make contact with another Instagram user (usually in a similar niche) and agree to share each other's pics in your feed
When you post their pic in your feed you then talk about them and ask your own followers to check out their profile and give them a follow.
In return, they do the same for you. Typically, S4S only really works if:
If you only have 250 followers, and the other person only has 250 followers, there's really no point. That's because there simply aren't enough people either side to have an impact.
Likewise, if you have 250 followers, and someone else has 25,000 followers, don't ask them for a shoutout (unless it's your best friend...)
Why? Coz S4S is reciprocal. There's gotta be something in it for both parties. The guy with 25,000 gives you a shoutout - nice for you.
You give him a shoutout.....he gets nothing back coz you only have 250 followers....
There's a good reason that so many people tell you to get shoutouts when you're trying to build your Instagram follower numbers.
Here are some of the biggest advantages and benefits you can get from free Instagram shoutouts:
All of these things are very real. And you can potentially get them all without doing absolutely anything. Because someone else is promoting you.
You just sit back and collect the results. Happy days! If only it were that easy.........
It's a kind of a catch-22, right?
Everyone tells you to get shoutouts to gain followers on Instagram.
But the rules and conventions of shoutouts say that unless you have lots of followers, you can't really do S4S.
And if you want to get a shoutout on a really big account, you have to pay a small fortune. According to the Daily Mail newspaper in the UK, accounts with more than 3,000 followers can charge up to $75 for a shoutout. So how do you get a shoutout on a big account if you're only just starting out, without having to pay?
That's where I can help you!
Shoutouts come thick and fast when you have lots of followers. Everyone wants to do mutual shoutouts with accounts that have a lot of followers. when I had less than 1,000 followers, I couldn't get anyone to do shoutouts with me, or give me shoutouts.
Then when my account went up over 10,000 followers, then 20,000 followers, then 30,000 followers, I started getting DMs every day asking about shoutout deals. Now I'm fighting them off.
So if you want to get shoutouts and all the benefits they offer, then get my guide to building Instagram followers free and fast.
You can access it here and see how I built my accounts up to a total of 130,000 and counting.
Here are some examples and results of shoutouts I've given to guide buyers. The first below shows how my shoutout helped get exposure to 800,000 targeted people.
The second is on my black and white account. Results are circled in red.
The final result comes from my colour photograhy account
In today's post about 'What Is A Shoutout' you've learned the following things:
So if you think you'd like a shoutout on one of my accounts (I cover all niches) and you'd like the same results as above....
Just click this link here to learn about growing your account and starting on the road to free shoutouts. .
I really look forward to helping you with a free Instagram shoutout and helping you grow your Instagram accounts big - without spending money!
Then once you start growing your accounts, you can learn how to start making money from them - which I've written about here in this post.
If you want to understand exactly how I build Instagram accounts like the 2 above without spending a cent, just click this link here for all the help and info.
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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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