How to get to 5,000 followers on Instagram with completely free organic traffic super fast in 2019 you guys ready to go?
What does one on guys welcome into the Jeff, the honest marketer youtube channel. We are the YPR where young people, young persons revolution, where young doesn’t mean young in age. It means young in mindset where I’m not ready to retire, I want to have more to give more and I am just going to keep the positing awesome value in myself to level up and to also help more people. But fun fact about all of us at the YPR, we all own lamb bows, okay? They’re just not real lampposts Their toy lambos, but they’re still lambose. All right, and this youtube video where we’re going to be talking about is how to be successful on Instagram. So let’s just pull up my Instagram account so you can see who the heck I am and what the heck I’m talking about. So right there. My answer going to count as you guys can see, I’ve got it here and broadcasting here at the same time.
I have 8,186 Instagram followers at the time of this video. Make sure you follow me on Instagram at the edge of Trimble right now. Now before we get started, what I want to do is I want to pull up an image for you guys. Have to show you guys a little bit about me. I’ve been on Instagram for a long, long, long time. And actually let me just pull it up for you guys real quick on my other Instagram account. Like yes, I’ve got multiple Instagram accounts, I’ve grown tons of them over the years. This one has 14.4 k as you can see. But um, I did a lot of things on it and studied and done a lot. Yeah. Anyways, so here’s the deal. Uh, let me pull up this account. So this one was liked this week. As you can see right here. This comment like right here was posted 249 weeks ago, 250 weeks ago.
Alexa, how many years is 249 weeks? 49 weeks. It’s four years in nine months. Four years and nine months. And as you guys know, Instagram has changed a ton in the last four years and nine months. And that’s just when this comment was, I know there was more. I’ve been on Instagram for almost six years now. Um, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve done a lot and I’ve grown a ton of different accounts. As you can see. Here’s another account that I have, uh, that is also dormant that don’t really use anymore. 11,000 followers. And uh, yeah, let’s go back to my main account that Jeff Tremble sold. Strategy number one, the most important thing. A lot of, I feel like a lot of us Instagrammers don’t really understand this or know about it. This is kind of an old GE tick, tick, tick, tick trick strategy. If you look at the top here, I mean I’m trying to point to it, but I don’t know exactly where it’s at.
But you look at the top here where it says Jeff, the honest marketer. Most people have that as their first and last name. You use that and change that. It’s called SEO optimization. Now, this is probably on the scale of one to 10 of importance. This is probably a one or two, but it’s still something that I would highly, highly recommend you guys doing. So SEO optimized. So what’d you guys want to do here is if you noticed, it’s the honest marketer, Jeff, the honest market nerd. Now, why is that? Because a lot of times, a lot of people kind of know me as Jeff, the honest marketer, and what I’m trying to do is I’m trying to optimize my profile here is if anybody searches the Internet for Jeff, Deanna’s honest marketer, my Instagram account pops up. Now, what I used to do is I used to put quotes or marketer or entrepreneurship or whatever in that spot for little keywords because when people are searching, right, they click this little search icon at the bottom.
They click search and they type in entrepreneurship, right? Do you see the entrepreneur right here? I type in entre this learning hard picks, shows up the entrepreneur because his profile is optimized for entrepreneurship. So if people are searching for that, well you want to make sure that you have that in your search feature, right? Be optimized for it. The second thing that you guys want to do is hashtags. Now hashtags, obviously this is kind of a boring subject that everyone knows, but this is, I’m going to show you something that not a lot of people knows. The hashtags that you want to use are very specific because there’s a new feature that is going around where you can follow hashtags. This is a new 2019 thing. You see this little post right here where it says you like three posts that are tagged Hashtag realtor this week.
Do you want to follow it? And it was asking me to follow Hashtag realtor. Now a lot of hashtags that are out there, just because they get a lot of posts doesn’t mean they get a lot of traffic, a lot of views, and what you want to do is you want to use the Hashtags, right? That people are following, that are searching for that or people are looking at you don’t just want to post on hashtags that you know are just popular because they’re popular. You want people that are ones that are, that are looking at the hashtags that actually have attention on them, right? We’re trying to get more organic attention so you want to post for those ones, but how do you know which hashtags people are falling? Let me show you a cool little tip or trick that I saw, so I’m just going gonna grab a random photo here at, let’s pull this up.
Okay, you click next. Now, just any photo, it doesn’t matter. This is the picture of the notes that I needed to do. I’m obviously not going to be posting that, but what you’re going to do is you’re going to start typing a Hashtag, Hashtag let’s just say, uh, entrepreneurs since it’s there. E, N, t, R, e. P. K, what’s going to happen? You type a little bit of it and as you start to scroll down, do you see this entrepreneurship followed by Wolf of Wall Street? So that person, you already know that somebody’s following that Hashtag. If you know he’s following that Hashtag, there’s a solid chance that other people are following that Hashtag as well. Entrepreneurs followed by grant Cardone. If grant Cardone follows that Hashtag, then you know other people are falling as well and you can start scrolling through it. Let’s try a different one. Okay.
Entrepreneurship. Hmm. Okay. That works. Let’s start sales. Okay. Sales start to scroll through and see if anybody follows. Let’s just do sale instead of make it a portal. See if we can find anything in here where people follow and sales right there. Boom. Garage sale. Find followed by Gary V. Gary Vaynerchuck follows that Hashtag. Then you know it’s a good hashtag and he posted it. You know, other people posting it too. And you can use that for whatever that you want. You want to be posting in hashtags that people follow. New Tip of the day. Don’t just posting any random hashtags. Stop using those copy and paste hashtags that other people are giving you. Use The hashtags that people actually follow. Cool. Now before we keep going any further into the tips, cause I’ve got some more tips for you guys. What I want to say is this guys, I have a free ebook that I’m gonna give it away.
It’s called insta famous, completely for free. You guys can claim it. Um, and it’s like some super cool hacks just like this one on how to grow your Instagram account, but much more in depth than cool other things like profile optimization and how to posting strategies and all these other things completely for free. So insta famous.com, insta-famous.com or you go to the little description down below, click that opt in, go to the thing. It’s going to send you an email. So will be super cool. Instagram training. Make sure you get access to that, but let’s continue forward. Tip number three. This one’s kind of the basic one, but this one’s like the most important out of all of them. Okay. On a scale of one to 10 this one’s probably a 10 content is king. Where do you know that the content is like the most important thing?
So if you’re not creating quality content, then you’re not gonna win anyway. But when it comes to content, there’s a couple of important things that you need to remember. Majority of people on Instagram are what? When are they using Instagram? How are they using it? They’re either standing in line at Starbucks or they’re sitting on the toilet in the break room when they’re supposed to be on the phone, out in the floor, working at target or whatever at their current day job, right? They’re scrolling through their feed when they hate their life in a moment where most of the time they can’t turn on the volume. They don’t want their manager to know that they’re wasting time scrolling through Instagram while they’re sitting in the bathroom and they’re supposed to be at work. Do they know? Well, when you’re standing in line waiting for your Mocha Frappuccino, ultimate Carmel version, Rainbow Sunshine or whatever you get from Starbucks nowadays, you can’t have the volume on because the people in front of you or it’s just too loud around you to hear it, right?
So when you’re creating content, create content in a way that is enables you to like put it out there where people don’t actually have to hear it or listen to it. So put little like transcriptions of your words on your video so people can read what you’re saying in the videos or you can do what this guy does. Let’s pull it up here. Brian Nuñez, coach Brian Nuñez. What he does, he creates a video of a specific type of workout. And then underneath, as you guys can see right underneath the video, he has the workouts or he describes what the workouts are. So in the video he shows the workouts and then he uses the text. Guess what to talk about it. This guy, massive following, two hundred thousand two hundred and forty eight thousand followers. Good strategy. Tip number four, we already talked about Hashtags, which I probably should have told you to put the hashtags in the comments, not in the description of the photo, but whatever.
It doesn’t matter. That was the little bonus. Tip, bonus tips. Tip number four, prospecting for your ideal followers. So when we’re creating content, right, we’re creating content in a way to give value to other people, to teach, to train, to educate, to help people. Now all of us are in a different niche. We’re in a different market. We want followers for different reasons. So maybe in real estate, maybe you’re network marketing, maybe you sell insurance, I don’t know. But every single one of us have an ideal client or a reason or a specific person that we want to help. So for some of us that are young entrepreneurs, we want to help other people that are like us, right? And so what we need to do is we need to go find other people that are like us on Instagram and get to know them. Because a lot of times we forget that we’re not creating content for Instagram. We’re creating content for the followers. So we’re not trying to hack Instagram, we’re not trying to cheat Instagram. What we’re trying to do is trying to give value and make relationships with other people and help them.
So yeah, once we know who those people are, then what we can do with simple, we go into the dms and let’s just say my people, um, are young entrepreneurs okay. Which they are. So what I do is I find, you know, big influencers that, uh, that, uh, have the followers that I want, like Gary Vaynerchuk and, uh, I go to his profile and guess what I do? I scroll through his photos, okay. And look at his comments and guess what if they fall Gamer Gary van a truck and, uh, they’re my ideal client because you know, they’re entrepreneurs or success minded individuals. And I started to have a conversation with these people, right? And I’ll go find some of these people that are down here and I’ll either click the little heart button next to them or I will reply back to whatever I can find, right?
Let’s start a conversation with these people. It goes down in the DMS, right? Also goes down in the comments. You start having a conversation with them on the comments. Or you can go in here and start to reply and actually DMM. Say, hey dude, I see you like that. You follow Gary Vaynerchuk? How long have you been following Gary Vaynerchuk for? And you start to get to know him. Then you build a relationship with them. And guess what? He starts to comment. He starts to engage in what makes you successful and get more reach on Instagram. Tip number five, create content that gets engagement, right? What you’re trying to do on Instagram, what is going to get you more organic reach is more engagement. So if you could start to create a community around you, people that like you, then enjoy your content. Guess what’s gonna Happen?
They’re gonna comment, they’re going to engage, they’re going to talk, and you’re gonna have a conversation. That’s why you’re prospecting people. You’re trying to make friends with people. So then they come over to what your feed your profile, engage on your feed, your profile. You have a conversation with them. You get more engagements than Instagram serves it through the hashtags. More you win. It’s prospecting engagements, creating quality content and using the hashtags. Those are the updates for 2019 on succeeding on Instagram. This has been Jeff and US marketer. If you got value out of this, please click that like button. Always Click that subscribe button because we’re dropping videos twice a week on this channel. All designed around helping you guys have more success because we are the YPR where I want to help you guys be successful, get more, reach more attention, start your own business, generate more leads because the two things that I’m good at, my friends generating leads and closing deals, so that’s everything that we talk about on this channel. Generating leads and closing deals so that way you can be successful in your own business, your own process, your own career, whatever it is that you guys choose to do, whatever your own definition of success is. But for now, this has been it. Team Trimble out. We are the YPR and we’ll see you guys in the next video.
Pushing to levels, pushing to new highs requires this one skill… this one mindset change… Anytime somebody comes to me and tells me they are looking to make a shift in their life whether its fitness business or anything else I always tell them to practice this… I’m all in are you?
Everybody has different amounts of all in… Everybody was born with varying amounts of poker chips but, that is OKAY! This is what makes us all unique. This is what will make YOU stand out in this world!
So, what is all in really? If you look around ALL IN is everywhere. Look at an airplane, when the jet is working towards achieving lift the pilot has the throttle at 100% ALL IN until it reaches its cruizing altitude. This is a perfect example on how life works. When you want to make a change in your life. I do not care if it is health, business, relationship or even spiritual. Whenever you want to reach new levels and get to new altitudes you MUST go all in!
Are you willing to commit to going all in? Are you willing to push to new highs? Join us here on facebook—> I’m ALL in!
In the online world, you can have the best content on the internet, but if nobody ever sees it, then, well, you’ll never get anywhere with it! The trick is to get more eyes on what you are doing. Where the eyes go, the money follows. There are people on Instagram, right this very minute, who are making thousands just because they have 100k ENGAGED followers.
So, how to get more eyes on you, you ask?
You don’t have to do this alone! Start reaching out to people! Collaborate with bloggers, models, writers, photographers, or any product producers or service providers. Collaborations will benefit both parties by exchanging product, services, images, mentions, and/or likes. These exchanges can expand your outreach like crazy! Collaborations can also bring referrals from die-hard followers who really trust their opinion. This instantly creates trust in you, too. Collaborations are key to expanding your potential audience.
Another great part of collabs? Getting help from an expert in something you need improvement in. Let’s say you’re not so great with photography, but you’re awesome at marketing… Find a photographer who needs marketing help, and exchange, they’ll provide you with their expert photos!
Even if you can’t find a direct exchange of product or services to exchange, reach out to people by interviewing them about what they do. It’s simple! Plus, people love talking about themselves, especially knowing that you will share it with everyone you know. Most likely, they’ll want to share it with all of their friends, too. It’s a win-win. And hey, there’s a few more eyes on your content and your brand! So reach out, seek out those who offer what you need, and collaborate!
No matter how big or how small the other network is, take the opportunity to work with another blogger. All it takes is one person to make your content go viral! Guest blogging is a great example of a “help you, help me” arrangement. Everyone wins. Research blogs with similar interests and offer to write or answer questions regarding the topics you feel most comfortable in. Be sure to ask to share the content on your profiles, and blog away!
Grow your online network: Social Media Groups
There are groups on LinkedIn and Facebook for almost every category. Join them! Reach out to the group admin and ask if it’s okay to share your content with the group. More often than not, if the content is uplifting and educating, they’ll allow it. Plus, groups are a great place to network and meet new people who are interested in what you do!
If you haven’t already, Download Shapr. This is an incredible app to meet people locally!!! I have met sooo many successful people from this app… Growing your professional network is as easy as swiping right! This is where most of my content for my podcast comes from! You already have one thing in common, location, so it’s a great place to get started.
Social media prospecting
It goes down in the DM! The more time you spend reaching out to people, the more people will be seeing your name! Make the effort to post regularly across all your profiles (sure, it’s okay to focus on your favorite one, but the more platforms you use, the more chances you have in reaching a wider audience). Use your social media to build a strong network of professionals and people who share your interests. This becomes massive leverage, a byproduct of this is a bigger following and a bigger following means you can drive traffic to whatever you chose! Sponsorships? Email lists? The world is yours…
Research your ideal client
It’s super important to know who you are trying to reach. If you just mass market out to anybody and everybody, it’s less likely anyone will feel the pull to pay attention to you. That’s why you have to be super specific, and to do that effectively, you have to know who you are talking to.
So how do you get to know your ideal client? Research, research, RESEARCH!
Find out where your ideal client works.
What’s the industry? How big is the company? What is the company’s mission and values? Use this information to target your ads and pitches to align with their mission and values. Take note of the level of expertise and expected income. The ideal client has to be able to afford your product or service, right?
How does your ideal client spend their time?
Find out where your ideal client spends most of the day. When are they most likely to have time to see your content? How does your client learn new information? What blogs or news does your client follow? Which social media accounts does your client primarily use? Use this information to know the when and what for content delivery.
It’s super important to direct your content as if you are speaking directly to one person. What are they looking for? Once you know what they need, you’re in a better position to offer a solution. This gives you the opportunity to reach out to someone within the company. Even if you don’t get the right person the first time, the referrals will help grow your network along the way! Take time to research your audience so that you can develop relevant and engaging content that is sure to keep eyes on you.
Become an authority
Invite people to come to you by offering relevant content, answering questions, and providing information. Create content that speaks to your audience. Establish authority by publishing, whether it be a blog, an e-book, or a podcast, the fact that you’re published makes you reputable. If you’re the one answering questions, people will look to you as the expert. The more you help, the more people will respect you as an authority and the more people that will approach you! The winning cycle…
Through interaction with followers is important for people’s perception of you, staying active in conversations and forums is not enough! Get people to subscribe to push notifications through Facebook messenger and emails Trmbl Media Messenger Marketing. This method is critical because it bypasses the algorithms of the networks, and the more people who engage within the first 15 minutes of your post being active, the more people it will reach. The more you share and interact, the more your audience will share, and the more you’ll get eyes on you!
There are sooo many ways to stay relevant in the online world. It’s super critical to get, “in the trenches” and the “$1.80 strategy” as Gary Vaynerchuck would say, and take action in the midst of it all! When you not only participate, but also contribute, people will start to follow, and the money will, too!
Okay, we’ve laid out the basics of how to get started on getting eyes on you, but if you’re looking for more detailed and specific advice, or if you have questions, we’re here to help! Contact us at [email protected]
Pro tip: Many people try to rush this step, or they expect thousands of views overnight… I feel you here, I am that guy too! I want everybody in the world to see the incredible content I am providing, but I just have to earn it! It does not happen every night. It takes time to create a following, it takes months and years to gain massive traction. The thing is though, once you stop spinning your wheels, then your success will grow exponentially.
Pro tip 2: Create quality content and do not worry too much about the number of followers you have! As long as you are planting seeds, the crop will eventually grow. It’s very important you read my post “Learn, Teach, Repeat!” about the mindset here and how to create the right content. If you skip this step, your efforts to drive traffic will be wasted.
Too many people are in jobs they hate. That’s why I’m helping you learn how to fire your boss and work for yourself! If you remember, the first two posts in this series discussed how to prepare yourself by getting in the right mindset in Mind over Matter and Living Your Life on Purpose. So, you’ve begun your journey with learning. Now what? How do you become relevant? Everybody in this world is good at something. What is it you are good at? Is it writing? Is it reading? Is it speaking? Photography? Swimming? Fishing? Video games? What is it?
Now, do you enjoy doing what you are good at? Is it something you have fun doing? Great! Spend all your time getting better at it. Document the entire process. Tell the world about where you are in the process and what you are working on. Why? Because teaching gives value. When you give value this is a form of marketing, and it’s 100% FREE. So, If you’re good at something, chances are, there are people out there who are looking to learn from where you are at! Teaching people is a great way to get your message out there and to get your name out into the world. When you give value, you get value in return. Teaching will help bring people to you! This almost always results in meeting new people and business opportunities. Teaching can also bring followers, and followers bring money. The best part? To teach something, you don’t have to be the best in the world, you don’t even have to be an expert. You just have to be better at it than somebody else!!! So, every time you learn something new, teach it in a way that you also enjoy.
That brings us to how you share your knowledge. Pick a medium. Is it blogs, audio (podcasts), or videos? You don’t have to do it all, stick to what you’re good at… Example, I suck at writing, so I have somebody who helps me get better at creating text content for you. I am good on audio, so that’s where a lot of my content is being created at this time! ( My podcast)
Pick one of these platforms and learn it, really immerse yourself in it. Take time to learn from others who are already successful in that medium. Notice how they present their message and how they engage their followers. Once you’ve studied the medium and gotten comfortable with it, promote it throughout the world. It will take time. It will take energy. But the thing is, you will eventually succeed if you never give up.
Pro tip: The number of followers you have doesn’t matter. Spend all your time creating incredible value and content, and eventually, followers will come and compound 10 fold… Only when you earn them though!
Teach. I don’t care what it is just TEACH…. Then learn how to get more eyes on your content! Think about what you’re good at, think about how it would best come across to the audience you’re trying to teach it to. Find the right medium, and share it with the world. Unsure of how to best do this? We’re here to help! Email us [email protected]
Pro tip: I always like to level up your mindset, I am looking to help you win. So, when you are teaching and creating value there is one very important factoid to keep in mind. You need to approach it with the right mindset… I see sooo many people out there who promote themselves as the best or who oversell themselves… I was very guilty of this when I was just getting started. Too many beginners are still in the “fake it until you make it” phase, and here’s the problem with that… You can NOT trick a winner, you cannot fool somebody who has already made it. You might be impressing grandma or Auntie Jane… but you will never trick me. You neeeeeeeeed successful people in your life, and when you oversell, you only push them away.
So, the answer is simple. Don’t be fake, but still teach! The motto and process you should follow instead is “act as if,” and if you can’t defend it, promote it! If you’re a young entrepreneur, promote it, and explain why your age is an advantage! If you are just getting started in insurance, promote that shit!!! Explain how this means you can spend more time ensuring that you take care of your clients this way! It’s all how you play the game! So, let’s go out today and crush it! Let’s go #teamtrimble and let’s help the world!
There are two types of people in this world. The ducks and the eagles. Ducks just quack while eagles soar and take control of the skies. The ducks are the people who live life on defense, always complaining and waddling away from whatever is troubling them, and there ALWAYS seems to be something troubling them. And then there’s the eagles, the people who live life on offense, who take problems as an opportunity, who stay positive because they know they are in control. These people live life on purpose, with meaningful actions and intentions, and they reap the rewards.
I’m sure you know someone who fits each of these categories. Think about it. You’re in a room with a group of people. You look over to one corner, and there’s Bob, boring whoever pities him enough for a chat with yet another complaint. Then you look at the center of the room. You notice people gathering as Jim walks in. You realize Jim is always smiling and confident, telling a story of yet another success. Do you think Bob was just unlucky? Do you think Jim just got all the luck and that he actually has fewer problems? My bet is Jim just handles the problem on the spot, not letting the worry drag him down, and allowing him to continue down the path of success.
When you take complete control of your life, then you will start to become more successful. Sometimes stupid things happen that you cannot control. Now, how you react to these situations is what separates the Eagles from the Ducks. You can either dwell on it and let it hold you back, or, you can use it as a springboard to propel you forward and faster. Like I said, the choice is yours.
Goal setting is super important…
Okay, so you’ve made the choice to be an eagle. Smart choice! Now, how can you be sure to stick to it? SET GOALS! Goals are critical to ensuring direction and purpose. I’ve attended many seminars on goal setting, and here are some of my favorite takeaways:
Start with the end in mind.
Start by thinking what is the end RESULT. What do you want out of this? Where do you want to be in 90 days? Once you’ve got that sorted out, think about where you should be by day 60 in order to reach your 90-day goal. Day 30? This week? Work backward with the end in mind. This will help you be more realistic about what needs to be done by when.
I read an article in Entrepreneur on how to make your first million. The author suggested the best way to do it is to focus on how to make your first $20 million. This actually makes sense, because if you focus on making your first $20 million, you’ll most likely make that first million, and you’re much closer to 20 million than if you had had set your sight short. If you remember from my “Must Read Entrepreneur books” article, both Trump and Cardone stress the importance of setting goals higher than you’d normally expect. If you think about it, setting realistic goals will only help you stay average. If you really want to succeed, you have to go above and beyond what most people do, and that’s why you’ve got to think big.
Plan for success
The fear of failure is what holds most of us back from achieving our dreams. Instead of asking, “what if I fail?” try asking, “what if I succeed?” Failure will happen, but that’s how we learn. And surprise! Success will happen, too. Of course, things don’t just happen, they have to be planned, and that’s where you come in.
Affirmations will keep you going…
The brain is super malleable, so feed it with positive thoughts. Fill your head with self-talk! Talk yourself up! Tell yourself you are amazing! Stand up right now, seriously right now, and yell to the world, “I LOVE MYSELF” 5 times… AS LOUD AS YOU CAN (I bet you won’t do it). Next time you are in your car try it out! The rush is amazing… Your body will show you it loves you too. Trust me do it!
Surround yourself with positive people. We naturally absorb the energies of those around us. When you’re around positive people, you tend to be more positive, too. So time to kiss Negative Nancy goodbye and bring on the positivity! Surround yourself around the people who are thinking big!
Remember to congratulate yourself for each milestone towards your goals. It’s good to feel good! You should be proud of yourself for making it happen! Take time to acknowledge your achievements and see where they’ve brought you today! Think about it for a second! You are a massive success, you have done so much more than most!
So, for those of you ducks out there, it’s not too late for you to change! Uplift yourself and join the eagles! Teach yourself to be a person who does, one who stays optimistic, and the results and opportunities will start falling into your lap. Keep your head held high, and live your life willing to take a chance! Live your life on purpose, and you will find a way to succeed. If you believe it, you can achieve it.
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