Your engagement rate, you know what I'm talking about...
The number of likes and comments you're getting on each post. Whether your new followers stay engaged or just fall off the face of the planet.
This is something EVERY single Instagrammer has struggled with, is struggling with or will struggle with in the future.
But have no fear, there is one solution...that's right ONE...
You don't need a plethora of different strategies or techniques, there is just one simple thing you need to do and that is NETWORKING.
So what is Networking?
Networking is connecting with people in the same niche as you.
It's something that easy to do, not time-consuming and will make the worlds difference to what you're doing.
How do you Network?
This is so much simpler than you could ever imagine.
Start off by finding hashtags that allow you to find the kind of followers you are looking for, this can be people in you niche (AKA accounts similar to yours) or it can be potential clients...
Find the accounts that you want to engage with and then let's get going with the rest of the process...
Head over to your search tab...
Now once you're there you're going to type in the hashtag you're going to be networking in and then you're going to make sure you're on the recents tab of the hashtag search:
Now you're going to go through that tab and when you see something you like you're going to like it and if you can comment on it!
If you see their profile looks really great then like a few posts, comment on the ones you want to comment on and if you want to and I mean this...only if you want to...follow the page.
A note on following people:
We know today that the old fashioned method Follow/Unfollow is not what it once was cracked up to be.
It not only looks spammy but it allows Instagram to mark people who are using this method and it can even lower your reach and impressions.
You only want to follow accounts that you actually want to follow! Why? This allows you to create an engaged audience and to be an engagement on somebody else feed which is ALWAYS a good thing!
With Engagement as the currency on Instagram, you can never go wrong by being present and having people present on your page!
How Often Should I Network?
You may be thinking that this is going to take absolute hours...well you'd be wrong.
All you need is 10 minutes a day.
That's right, with only 10 minutes you can grow your following by at least 5-10 people every week, people that you know are from the right niche, the kind of people you know will engage!
So How do I do it?
Now, this is going to sound scary-simple but it's what I tell all of my clients to do:
Start by setting a timer that goes off every day at the same time and make sure that you mentally note the importance of what you are doing (don't skip that! make sure you attend to it like you would any other business event)....then you set a 10-minute timer and you go, make sure you network for a full 10 minutes and when the timer goes off...
That's all you've had to do! Somedays the engagement and the payoff will be higher but being present and engaging with people in your niche is a sure-fire way to grow your following and not just grow it but...
Grow it AND keep it engaged!
Now if you need any more help, if you're stuck with anything, anything at all...then you can get in touch with me and book yourself a PERSONALIZED 1:1 Coaching Session:
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