Introduction: Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss by Daniel Ndukwu
How active are you on Instagram? Would you say that you are an intermediate or advanced or introductory user? I have had an Instagram account for a while, but I started to use it consistently close to a year ago. For all social media platforms that I am active on, I started using them before I knew what I was doing.
More recently though, I have been reading books and taking courses to become knowledgeable. I appreciated reading Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss because I did not know what I did not know. And some of the things that Daniel Ndukwu wrote about, it had never crossed my mind that I should be thinking about them, much less doing them.
Although there are some issues with incorrect word choices and so on in the book, I forgive them because Daniel Ndukwu wrote a book that I needed to read. Engagement on Instagram is higher for me than on any other social media platforms. I like books such as Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss because I am able to make changes as I read the book. This allows me to get them out of the way, so that I do not forget to make them later.
What Is Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss by Daniel Ndukwu About?
As the name of the book suggests, Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss, its intent is to outline what you need to do to get more followers and engagement on Instagram. Look at what your competitors are doing on Instagram. What hashtags are they using? What are they posting? The intent is not to copy them, but to gather intelligence.
This information could give you insights into how you can dominate your niche. I started to do this exercise, and surprisingly, my biggest competitor, a big-name brand, is not doing much on Instagram. In fact, I have more followers than they do. This means I need to take action and become more serious about using Instagram for my business.
Experiment on Instagram with captions, photos, and videos. Your profile is:
- Concise statement about who you are or what you do. I had to rework mine.
- Clear call to action. I had one, but I made a change.
- Easily remembered URL. People tell me all the time that The Invisible Mentor is memorable.
When crafting your bio, ask:
- Who am I talking to?
- What matters to them?
- How does it align with my brand?
When you post a status update:
- What action do you want people to take? To be honest, I have never thought about this until I started reading Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss.
- What does your audience expect from your post? This question made me stop to think because Instagram was more about fun for me, not a way to get business.
In the book, the author says that you should think of your post as an opportunity to change lives. That was huge for me.
Elements of a Successful Post
- Images: The right image speaks volume. Show, do not tell. If you do not have your own images, use creative commons ones.
- Create a branded hashtag for people to use.
- People are on Instagram to be wowed and inspired, you have 2,200 characters – about 400 words – use them to tell a story.
- Give value. You have a total of 30 hashtags to use.
Qualities of Branded Hashtags
Calls to Action to Use
I learn a lot by observing what others do. I noticed some Instagram power users were writing, ‘Double tap if you agree’ or ‘Click link in bio’ but I did not understand why they did that. Now I know. Below are Calls to Action (CTA) that you can use on Instagram.
- Learn more
- Click link in bio
- Double tap if you agree
- Sign up
- Download now
If you want to grow your Instagram following, the best thing is to be consistent. Look at how frequently your competitors post. In Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss, Daniel Ndukwu provides what I think is a useful guide.
0 -100K followers: 2 posts per day
100K – 500K followers: 3 posts per day
500K – 1M followers: 4 posts per day
1m+ followers: more than 4 posts per day
Instagram imposes a limit of nine posts per hour.
Contests on Instagram
A great way to grow your following on Instagram is to host contests. The book provides some useful information that will prevent you from violating Instagram’s Terms of Service.
In addition to the above, you also need information such as: Requirements, deadline, where, and how the winners will be announced. The prizes you select must make sense for your brand. Stay away from iPads and iPhones, so you do not attract people who are not your prospective clients. Some hashtags to use when running a contest, include: #brandname #brandedhashtag #instagramcontest #instagramgiveaway #contest #giveaway.
Final Thoughts: Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss
Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss has lots of information that I have not mentioned, so you need to read the book for yourself. It is a short book that you can read in a couple of hours. I recommend that as you learn key information, you make the change on your Instagram profile.
There is a good section in the book on Shoutouts, which is important if you want to grow your Instagram following. In summary, if you are looking to quickly grow your following on Instagram:
- Set up a killer profile
- Develop a theme Network with influencers
- Upload what your followers want regularly
- Get active in the stories
- Hold live Instagram videos at least once a week.
- Arrange high impact competitions
- Include calls to actions in every post
Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers Like a Boss explains how to do all of the above.
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