Thorough Guide to become Instagram Influencer

You might be wondering what an Instagram influencer is? Don’t worry because we got all the information we know you require. Basically, Instagram influencers are the users who have built up a substantial loyal fan base on the social platform (Instagram). Instagram Influencers have usually built up their empires through pure hard work and patience. With the passage of time, the fan base starts to increase and influential status of the Instagram profile owner goes up a few notches. This influence can be used in several ways such as promoting some campaign, products or just basically advertising stuff.

Not everyone can be an Instagram influencer but if you want to be one, then there are a few things mentioned below, which you might want to go through before making your next move.

Define Your Niche

A niche is an act that relates to the services, products or the interest that allows a person to focus on representing or expressing the thoughts and ideas to attract the people. To make your Instagram grow fast, working on a specific niche will help you a lot.

By keeping, your goal set in your mind and making everything clear to you first, it will be easier for you to make a prominent success and growth in becoming a famous Instagram influencer. A niche is something you have to consider beforehand, so it will make you become more consistent and enable you to create amazing and unique content relevant to your niche. Although, there are so many influencers already working in one slot, so you have to be more creative and unique in representing your ideas through pictures and videos.

Create Amazing Stories

To become a famous Instagram influencer, presenting your content through unique stories and ideas plays a vital role. Doing this also helps in increasing the visibility and increase the chances to attract more audience. Instagram stories increase visibility and make them reach to maximum people.

Create an Aesthetic Theme

To make your Instagram profile appear more attractive, creating a unique theme will contribute in this respect as well. Creating and following a specific theme will help in increasing the visibility as well, especially when you are just at the initial stage of becoming an Influencer. A few theme ideas that will help in attracting more people to grow Instagram are:

  • Tiles Theme
  • Row Theme
  • Blackboard Theme
  • Mixed White Board Theme
  • Vertical Line Theme

Understand the Interest of your Audience

One of the prominent thing that also contributes significantly to helping an Instagram influencer achieve a high amount of following is by understanding the interest of the audience. It is quite necessary to follow the attention of the followers because it enables the influencers to create the content in which the viewer is highly interested. It also helps in increasing the engagement and make account grow faster.

After understanding the interest of an audience, creating unique and engaging content relevant to their desire will help in keeping them bound to your Instagram account. You can use several tactics to create engaging content like:

  • Organizing contests
  • Creating Polls
  • Creating videos of behind the scenes of your work.

Monetize Your Instagram Account to get paid

Being an Influencer does not benefit you until you start earning through what you express and represent. A significant concern of every influencer is to make their Instagram account monetized quickly so they can make some money through it. Although it is not that much difficult, here a few methods you can use to monetize your account:

  • Through Sponsored Posts

As Instagram is a great source for marketing, you can market anything like products, SAAS applications, Android Apps and much more. Being an Influencer, you can charge the brands to promote their ideas or products. Although, for others, it is only the picture which they can see once you share it in a unique way by giving sponsors the deserving credits. In this way you can actually make money. If someone approaches you to promote their product/app/brand you can charge a fix amount from them.

  • By Selling Affiliate Products

 Another thing that contributes to making your Instagram monetized is through sharing or selling affiliate products. The marketing brands will reach the influencers with a huge fan following and ask them to share their products. For this, they will allow you some percent of commission on each purchase through your referral and this way can help you in monetization.

  • Promote Your Own Brand

Last but not least, by creating a brand, which represents a specific product or a specific idea, also increase the chances of monetization. If you are having a fan following of at 10,000 followers then roughly 10% of your followers might do a purchase of your self-created brand. This simply means that you can earn a handsome amount but the only thing that matters is creativity and uniqueness.

Remember, Influencers will always be high in demand because they know how to portray everything in such an attractive way that their loyal followers are highly interested in doing as they are told to do. Brands are always looking to sign a deal with influencers who can bring them exposure through their fan base.

10x Your Traffic With Pinterest Followers Hack

If you are a blogger/marketer or e-com store owner you know the power of social media and that’s why you are here. In this quick “How To” am gonna show you how you can 10x your traffic with this pinterest followers hack.

Pinterest has emerged as one of the leading traffic sources after facebook and instagram. It has around a billion active users who actively engage with content of their interest. You can attract a whole lot audience to your website by posting regularly, without using any hack or trick. But, this will definitely take some time and hard work.

Before I get to the point I would like to tell you some of the major niches on pinterest, these are hot, trending and forever green niches on pinterest and you will get some extra help if you are working in these niches. But don’t be limited you can always create your own scope.

Top Niches on Pinterest

So here is a quick list of top niches on pinterest:

  1. Home Decor
  2. Women Fashion
  3. Health & Fitness
  4. Quotes
  5. Wallpapers
  6. Humor
  7. Travel
  8. Pets

Once again, don’t be limited you can always find a way with other niches as well. Like if you are in tech niche or money making niche or whatever you can get traffic as well. And there is no specific trick for that, Just follow the same steps mentioned below.

Growing Your Pinterest Followers

So, this is where the tricky part starts.

Firts of all create a good profile. By good profile I mean make it look legit and original. Upload a real photo of you if possible. Add bio, social profile links, website link (this what, we are doing all this mess for) and cover photo.

Create a few boards in your niche. Like if you are in Quotes niche, add boards like Motivational Quotes, Love Quotes and Fun Quotes etc.

After that pin a few high quality photos related to your niche. If possible create your own photos or click photos from around you and pin them. Pinterest audience always prefer original and new content.

Now search for your related niche in the pinterest search bar. For example you will search for “Motivational Quotes”.

This will give you the latest pins but this is not what we want.

Just select “People” instead of the “All Pins” in the serach bar section. This will give you the top influencers/profiles in your niche.

Now open the first few profiles. In the URL bar, write /followers after the username. It will look like this in your browser.

https://www.pinterest.com/petzgrooming/followers

Now what you have to do is follow the profiles which have followers less than 300. Don’t follow the profiles which have less than 10 followers, these are dead profiles probably.

You can follow 100 profiles in an hour. And for every hundred people you will get 10-20 follow backs. TaDa…… what else do you want.

Now keep doing this for a week or so and you will have around 1000 active followers. Now you can start posting stuff from around the web to keep your followers coming back to your profile.

Remember don’t stuff your boards with your website links. Share data from other websites as well, that you think might be useful for your followers.

Once you have build enough trust and your followers count is more than 5k. This is the time you go wild. Now you can share what ever you want on your boards.

And about traffic, traffic will start rolling the very first day when you pin some photos and have 10+ followers.

Now it’s upto you how you manage to engage your followers. If you can’t give them useful stuff they will unfollow you. For sure!

Pinterest Scheduling

Though you have to share useful content with your followers regularly and more than once in a day. But if you a busy bird and don’t have enough time to pin photos on daily basis all you have to do is schedule pins for your boards.

For this purpose you can use different scheduling websites. Both paid and free plans are available on different platforms. The one I was using is Later. I am using the free plan which allows me to pin upto 30 photos per month on pinterest and same amount for facebook/twitter and instagram as well. They have free iOS/Android apps available in store as well.

What you can do is collect around 30 photos from the stock photos websites related to your niche and schedule them 1 for a day for 30 days. This will take about an hour or two but will save you from the stress of posting daily for an entire month. You can repeat this process every month or buy a premium plan and schedule more than 30 photos. In this way your followers will keep getting some cool stuff from you daily.

How to Schedule Pins

First of all go to Later and create your account.

After that you have to add your pinterest account to the software and grant all the premissions they require to post pins to your account.

To add your account simply login to your account and click the the little “plus icon” along with the Pinterest icon in the top bar below the menu. (See the highlighted area in the picture below)

Now drag and drop the photos you selected to schedule in the area that says “Upload media”. In the above photo I have added one photo as a sample. You can drag all your photos. Just make sure they are no more than 5mb.

No click on the photo you want to schedule. Click create pin. A popup will appear.

Select a board you created in pinterest. If you haven’t created any board yet. Goto Pinterest and create a new board. Go back to Later and refresh the page. The board you just created will appear in the boards list. Select it.

Now it’s time to add description (you can leave it blank, but if I was to schedule something I will definitely add some related tags).

Add Website as well and select date and time to post the pin to your profile.

Double check the pin and click save. And that’s all. You just scheduled your first pin.

You can schedule upto 30 pins a month. And that’s enough for beginners. You can pin some cool stuff by hand occasionally. So, your followers have something useful to see.

That was my little guide to 10x your traffic Pinterest followers hack. If you any question or you are facing any difficulty comment below and I will be right there to help.

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