Everybody wants more Instagram growth. That’s why brands are following strategies like Gary Vee’s $1.80 strategy, consistently improving their content, and so on.
However, have you ever heard about guest posting?
If not, get excited, as this untaught tactic will let you reach over 100,000+ of your dream customers in less than 7 days.
So, let’s find out how it works…
What Is Guest Posting?
Guest posting means creating a post for another influencer or brand (on Instagram), having them post it sending their audience with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers to your own profile, resulting in massive Instagram growth.
Confusing? Good, let me clarify it with an example.
Let’s say Harry wants more Instagram growth and he has decided to create a guest post for Dan who is in a similar niche and has 100,000 followers. So, he messaged him and Dan has accepted.
That’s why Harry has created a guest post in Dan’s branded style, he sent it to him, and Dan has posted it on his own page exposing Harry’s account to over 100,000 people.
Many of them who saw the post have visited Harry’s profile and become his followers.
How Does The Process Look Like?
The process of guest posting is super simple:
- Find the right influencer or brand to create a guest post for
- Send a pitch to them
- Ask for a Canva template and create the guest post
- Send them the guest post and enjoy your results
Let’s break it down to make sure you max out the results you get.
Step 1: Finding The Right Influencer Or Brand
Obviously, they need to be in the same niche that you’re in. However, you don’t want to choose people with fewer followers than you have.
You want to go BIG. Find some pages with tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of followers and put them on your list.
It is better for your Instagram growth to create 1 guest post for a person with 200K followers than it is to create 10 guest posts for people with 10K followers.
Step 2: Send A Pitch To Them
What I found best is using an elevator pitch. The acceptance rate is just huge. It looks like this:
- A Greeting
- Post Ideas (at least 3)
- Call To Action + Salutation
Here is how it looks like in action:
Of course, not everybody is going to reply with a “YES!”. And that’s when the biggest secret of guest posting kicks in.
It is not enough to contact 1 person and expect to get significant results. What you have to do is to contact 50 or 100 of them. Yes, it is a bit of hard work, but it is worth every second.
Step 3: Ask For A Canva Template And Create The Guest Post
To be able to create a guest post that’s in their branded style you can either try copying it or you can ask for a Canva template and make your life easier.
(And yes, they are more than happy to give it to you.)
Just ask them to duplicate one of their recent posts and drop the link to it in the DMs. Once they do it, it is time to get to work and make the post.
Based on the idea you have chosen, you’re going to create it like you’d create content for yourself.
But there are some minor changes that you need to make.
How To Create The Guest Post For More Instagram Growth
If this is the first time you hear about guest posting, this might be the part that scares you. But it is actually easier than you think.
You’re going to create the post like you would create it for yourself. The only difference is adding the collaborative branding to it, and adding a call to action that tells them to visit your profile.
If you’re creating a carousel, it looks like this:
Footer Of The Post
To ensure that the followers of the influencer, you are creating a guest post for, realize that the post is a collaboration, you need to change the footer a little bit.
I suggest adding your profile pic and Instagram handle. It’s also going to help your Instagram growth once they post it.
Last Slide Of The Carousel
The last slide of the carousel is going to have two things added to it. A call to action to follow you and a profile pic to strengthen your branding. Here is basically how it looks like in action:
And that’s it. However, there are still some things I should tell you about, so let’s take a look at them…
Additional Guest Posting Tips for Instagram Growth
Even though you’re now ready to win using guest posting, there are some tips that I need to add to cover everything you need.
1. Stay Persistent
Persistence is going to play its key role here as you need to contact a lot of people every day to make this work.
Don’t quit and keep going no matter what happens.
2. Don’t Worry About Rejection
I would be a liar if I’d say that you won’t get rejected. In fact, you’ll see way more rejection than “Yes!” answers.
It is fine, remember that there are other 500,000,000 people using Instagram daily left to contact.
No matter who you are making a guest post for, communicate with them all the time. If there is something you didn’t get, ask for an explanation, make stuff clear, ask if they have some specific requirements, and so on.
If you are clear on what to do, you’ll avoid a lot of pointless trouble.
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