Hey everybody! Justin and I have been hard at work on an e-book that details our rise as a successful Instagram power account holder. This e-book translates the process that we’ve used to build multiple Instagram accounts to over 100k followers and will show you exactly how to get more Instagram followers for free (and hence more likes on Instagram). Since we’ve covered a great amount about how to create an app and mobile app development, it felt like now’s a good time to share our process of how to market an app.
People often ask us how we were able to grow the Pixtant App at such an incredible rate with no prior experience marketing a mobile app. The answer: Social Networks, and more specifically, Instagram! We found a way to pre-qualify potential Pixtant users by creating an Instagram page that directly interacted with Instagram users. By the time we launched the Pixtant iOS App we had grown our Pixtant Instagram page to over 50k followers. This meant we had at least 25k potential Pixtant app users (assuming 50% of our Instagram followers had an iOS device) engaged with our product at the date of our launch. Our Pixtant Instagram page peaked at over 100k followers and has now settled in at over 80k followers. Our Instagram photos have made the popular page multiple times, and the Instagram account has been a consistently successful medium for us to score loads of free downloads.
Now we do understand that growing an Instagram page doesn’t make sense for every mobile app that you create; however, there is value in having a large Instagram following regardless of the content you are providing. For example, you could build a 100k+ follower base for a comedy page and utilize the link in your Instagram Profile Page to link your app—then all of a sudden you have a free marketing tool for your app. You could direct 100k+ followers, along with any other Instagram user that peruses your profile, directly to your app.
Here’s an excerpt from our soon-to-be-published e-book “How to Get 100,000 Instagram Followers in a Month”:
Prologue: What to Expect from this Book
So you’ve decided you want to create an Instagram page with 100k+ followers? Well, you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve developed a plan for creating and growing Instagram sensations overnight or within a month. We’ll teach you how to pick a great theme, get to the trending page and grow like a weed. This is an open, honest look at the underworld of Instagram that the early adopters are keeping to themselves as they monetize their Instagram success. You can join them by utilizing the techniques and tricks that we’ll discuss in-depth using our own real-world experience as case studies of what to do and not to do. We’ll break down the various stages of Instagram accounts and the steps that need to be taken at each of these stages to maximize success and long-term Instagram revenue streams. To make the learning process easier, we’ll attach screenshots from Instagram and use our own Instagram accounts as examples. We’ll also provide you with “assignments,” which are essentially homework tasks that will guide you to success. It’s not as bad as it sounds! You can simply use the provided worksheets to help refine ideas and reach your goals. We highly recommend making use of them.
But first, we need to emphasize that we’re not in the business of wasting time. Thereby, we are assuming if you’ve decided to read this book that you already understand the basics of Instagram and are striving to make it “big time.” You likely know how to create an account, post pictures and use filters. And you also likely understand the concept of liking, following and the popular page. If you don’t understand all of these parts completely, take some time to create a personal account and learn the basics first. Develop your own social circle and become comfortable with the world of Instagram before jumping in headfirst. Once you reach an ideal level of comfort, come back… don’t worry, we’ll still be here.
So why are we writing this book? How are we experts? In 2012, Instagram blew up as Facebook took the reins. We experienced the action close-up, as we grew our accounts and communicated daily with the owners of other Instagram accounts, featuring 100k, 500k and even as many as 1 million followers. After watching their accounts and communicating with them closely for weeks, we started to grasp how this was all happening. It worked pretty successfully for us too, and in a few months we had an account with over a quarter million followers. At our peak, we had over 1 million followers. In fact, companies approached us (still continue to), offering free merchandise and money in exchange for testimonials of their products via our Instagram pages.
With a little hard work and determination, you can become an Instagram-success story too. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to achieve the desired outcome. One option is to start from scratch with a few resources and work your way up. The second option is to take a risk and shortcut to the top. We’ll highlight positives and negatives of each path, but in the end, only you can decide which option is right for you. In either case, read the book from start to finish and be sure to complete your “assignments.” These will help you along the way in getting your first 100,000 followers.
Do you want your Instagram pictures to reach the pop page? Do you need help understanding everything Instagram, from how to grow an account to hashtags? Does this seem like something that would interest you or could help further your mobile app business? Trust us… we’ve used this model to help enhance our downloads for both our Pixtant App as well as some of our successful reskinned apps.
As always, we like to put our mailing list subscribers first, so if you are signed up for our mailing list for MoneyFromApps, we’ll make sure you receive a copy of this e-book for free! It’s a simple one-sit reading and we believe it will be well worth your time. If you’re not on our mailing list yet, sign up today on the right side of the page and we’ll make sure you get your free copy as soon as our book launches!