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The $1.80 Strategy For Instagram

Here’s another great strategy called the $1.80 Instagram strategy.

It’s pretty simple: leave your .02 cents on the top 9 trending Instagram posts for 10 different hashtags that are relevant to your business.

By the end of this, you haven’t just left your 2 cents–you’ve left a full $1.80 worth of of thoughts and comments in the specific, niche or industry you’r trying to become a part of.

Why does this work?

It has been said countless times, but here it is again: The way to succeed on social media is to actually be social. The number of Instagram followers you have doesnt mean much if you don’t have a relationship with them. The only real, effective way to do this is to be part of conversations and seen.

Find The Best Hashtags

Search for keywords related to your business.

Let’s say you own a spa, search “massage” and see what pops up. Instagram will also recommend related hashtags to follow.

To get a list of hashtags to start with, try doing a search HERE!

After spending a few seconds scrolling through the top posts of each hashtag you’ll see which users have active accounts, with posts that get engagement, even if it’s small.

Once you find the accounts you can engage with, click on them to see what they’re all about. The goal is to make your comment personal—and to do that, you’ll need to cater to their likes and dislikes. Doing this makes this tactic far more effective.

Leave Your 2 Cents

Now go and leave your 2 cents.

Be authentic, be you, and don’t they using any generic marketing messages!

If someone asked a question, respond with a thoughtful answer. If you like the post –  say so. If they remind you of a celebrity, influencer or another content producer, tag them and let the know.

This is a great tactic that you can do multiple times per week as it only takes about 2 minutes per post. Your 2 cents doesn’t have to be a novel or be some kind of profound statement, you just make a connection and interact. 

Continue Engaging

Now, Just stick with it and repeat the process every day.

While maybe not the fastest strategy in the world—this strategy is the easiest way to make authentic connections on Instagram.

You might only see a few new followers per month to begin with – but after a while you’ll start seeing it snowball. One day you’ll likely to have someone who you connected with share your content to their larger audience – and that’s when the real magic starts. 

Till then, stick with it and be patient.

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