How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

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April 22, 2019
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Do you want thousands of followers on Instagram?

You can make that happen.

And without lifting a finger.

In this blog post, you’ll get the entire guide to automating your Instagram account to thousands of followers. We have every detail you need to start.

Let’s rock ‘n’ roll:

Build Your Foundation

The rules to building your Instagram growth foundation include:

  1. Post a picture every day.
  2. Test to find the ideal posting time as it’s different for every niche.
  3. Post the same type of photos as the influencers in your niche post. Nothing else. I repeat, nothing else. If they post pictures of beautiful San Francisco, then you should post only pictures of San Francisco. Don’t mix it up! If they don’t post pictures of San Francisco food, then don’t post pictures of San Francisco food.
  4. If you want to post pictures of yourself, you can’t entirely automate the process. You’ll still have to take pictures. Again, look at what works for influencers in your niche and take the same pictures. Don’t deviate. They know what works best. After all, that’s part of how they got a loyal following.
  5. If you’re taking the pictures yourself, they need to be on the same level of quality as the influencers in your niche. No exceptions.

Getting Over the Hurdle

To avoid getting your Instagram account banned, you must gradually raise the automation settings for the first month. It takes time, but you’ll see results soon after. The gradual raising of Instagram automation took me months to learn. I had to restart each time my account got banned. Now, I have settings that work every time.

You may be wondering if this works for your business. Ninety percent of the time the answer is “yes.” If you sell software, you can still market your team using lifestyle pictures with quotes. Many influencer profiles have those same pictures. You just have to ensure the quality of your photos is the same as theirs.

Implement Cheat Codes

1st Day:

First, grab username. Make it memorable and easy to find.

Add a retargeting link to your bio using ClickMeter. You’ll be able to keep track of followers and retarget them on Facebook. Buy and install Instagress. Post three photos every day for the first four days.

2nd Day

Pay Instaboostgram for 500 fake followers = social validation. Remove 150 fake followers for every one thousand real followers. Make sure to turn off your automation settings the entire day you remove fake followers.

3rd Day:

Run Instazood on slow and only Like tags with “like4like” and “likeforlike” posts for 4 days.

4th Day:

Add 2-3 highly relevant hashtags in addition to “like4like” and “likeforlike.” If you’re in a yoga niche, the added hashtags might be #yogini or #yogi. You get the idea.

Continue to post 1-2 photos a day.

Once you’ve posted 20 photos, remove the “like4like” and “likeforlike” hashtags. Now, change your targeting from hashtags to followers of the influencers you found thanks to the first several slides (check out later slides for screenshots).

Scale Your Profile With These Steps

1. Once you have, at least, 15 pictures and 500 followers, move your Instazood settings to easy. Only turn on the auto-liking feature.

 

2. At 360+ followers and 20+ pictures, begin Instazood auto-commenting.

 

3. Once you have 400+ followers and 22+ pictures, use Instagress follow and unfollow settings on easy.

 

4. At 600+ followers and 34+ pictures, move the settings to normal.

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5. At 800+ followers and 50+ pictures, move the settings to fast.
6. Manually turn off the follow/unfollow settings to see faster results. Try to keep a 2/1 ratio. Following these steps will have you almost fully-automated.

Pay Attention to the Details with Auto Commenting

Automated commenting is powerful when used right. When used wrong, it can hurt your brand.

The first rule of automated commenting is to use comments that mention the entire profile, not the picture.

Here’s what we know:

1.People love their Instagram profile.

 

2. People post random pictures.

Having an automated comment of “that’s cool” on a baby picture is not cool.

Use comments that reflect their overall love for their profile such as “awesome profile,” “nice profile,” “great photos,” and “cool photos.” You should have at least nine comments you switch around. Make sure you don’t comment on the same users! Posting the same comment on a user’s profile screams spam.

Let’s Get Rid of the Work

If you’re looking to repost content without ever creating your own, then discover photos by searching hashtags on Instagram. Make a list of the most relevant hashtags and influencers so you know where you can quickly grab photos to repost. Outsource this process to a virtual assistant through Upwork.

Use this tool to download photos for reposting without leaving a watermark: https://downloadgram.com/

To help with organization, add photos to DropBox folders labeled by month. Download the DropBox app. Now you can easily login and logout of Instagram to post pictures by simply saving them from DropBox to your phone. Posting 5 pictures to 5 different accounts takes about ten minutes. Don’t worry, there’s an even easier process.

Include the description of the photo in the DropBox file name. This enables you to quickly copy and paste the description when you upload photos. Just click “Rename” in the DropBox app, then copy the description.

On average, you should collect and add a description to 30+ photos in an hour and a half. Make sure to remove “.jpg” at the end of the description before posting.

What photos should you repost?

Look for ones that have quality contrast and a significant amount of likes and comments compared to other photos the accounts have posted.

For your uploaded content, people like worldly descriptions, such as “A beautiful day no matter rain or shine because yoga replenishes your soul.” That took me two seconds to write.  It doesn’t have to make sense. Most of my descriptions don’t. It just needs to sound nice.

If you repost someone’s content, then @ them in the description  = “A beautiful day no matter rain or shine because yoga replenishes your soul @username”

Don’t ask permission to repost their content. It’s fine as long as you tag them. Trust me. You won’t get sued and ninety-nine percent of the time they don’t care.

After the worldly description, write the “benefit+ solution +CTA @[your username].” For example, “A beautiful day no matter rain or shine because yoga replenishes your soul @username. For a little more sunshine in your life,  check out my [i.e. free eBook, free tickets, free PDF] in my bio @[your username].”

If you’re a noob marketer, ideally the link should go to a dedicated landing page. I’ve created a two-hundred thousand dollar sales funnels with this strategy.

It’s Time for a Major Upgrade

Once you have 1000+ followers, use Jarvee to auto schedule every post so you don’t have to do so manually or simply hire a virtual assistant from Upwork. I’ve started on Jarvee with accounts that had only 500 followers, but there’s a risk when doing this to getting banned.

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Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

Instagram, How to Automate Your Instagram Account to Get Thousands of Followers

 

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