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The art of having someone follow you back on Instagram

Hey welcome back!

Did you guys have a good weekend?

Save this blog post link because it’s great to refer back to.

Today I’m going to teach you two ways you can have someone follow you back on Instagram.  Before we start, here’s a quick checklist:

1. Make sure the person is in your niche (mommy blogger, Lifestyle blogger, pilates instructor, daycare owner and etc.)

2. Your bio has to be fully optimized.  Meaning if  a stranger comes on your Instagram account, they will understand what category you fit into.  Maybe you are a mommy blogger, chef, photographer, or a makeup artist. There is a link down below that will help you further understand how to fully optimize your profile.

3.  Don’t follow anyone that has more than 5K followers than your own following.  (This doesn’t pertain to you if you have over 100K followers)

Ok, once you’ve checked off these items above,we get to the fun part… finding your next IG community member.

Once you found someone in your niche, you are going to leave a meaningful comment on their latest post and like 5-6 of their photos. Lastly, you will then hit the follow button.  
Usually, this should work but say the account has over 10 K followers. Chances are they just didn’t see your likes or saw that one comment you left.

If you don’t get a follow back what you are going to do is turn on post notifications for their account, so whenever they do post again you have another chance to write a meaningful comment.  I realized asking a question relating to their caption or image works better than a compliment.

How to turn on post notifications

Once you have left a second meaningful question you are then going to slide into their DMs.  You are going to take the convo off the newsfeed and ask them another question or you provide value to them.  Read my example below.

I want a social media coach to follow me and I see she is traveling to New York.  Let’s name this girl Sarah.  After I leave a public comment, I will DM Sarah restaurants that she should check out. 

Sarah will appreciate the list I have sent her and the discount specials only a local would know.  Sarah will then check out my IG and realize oh this girl Salma is in my niche and we share similar interests!

Sarah will realize Salma has been supporting her lately and Sarah will follow Salma back. Sarah realizes that Salma will be an active community member who engages with her content.

BAM! There you go.  That’s two ways to have someone follow you back.  

Just a reminder as a business, it doesn’t matter how many likes you have but the income that is coming in.  Building a community is important and you should work on it at least 3x a week engaging with new people and nurturing your current followers.

DM me to let me know what I should help you with next?

If you’re still not getting a follow back after following the above steps, read 5 reasons why you’re not getting a follow back on Instagram here.

If you aren’t seeing comments and likes on your Instagram post check out this quick blog post I wrote.


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