It seemed that the only people who were catapulting to become INSTAFAMOUS were bikini models, smoldering hot shirtless men, cute puppies & pictures of trendy pineapples – images that were primed for “LIKES” and “FOLLOWERS”. The other success stories were people who were leveraging an already existing audience outside of Instagram (actors and established brands) who were cross-promoting their accounts.
As we sat there drinking our coffee every morning, we wondered how were we going to grow our SKI, SUCCULENT and/ niche accounts amongst 800 million other Instagram accounts?
So, we diligently worked on each step needed to build a solid Instagram account with real & engaged followers through months of A/B testing and documenting it all in our Guides and revealing the secrets to Instagram Success.
Our Instagram Decoded Course is a downloadable .pdf document detailing all the strategies we developed to grow our personal Instagram accounts with REAL FOLLOWERS and REAL ENGAGEMENT.
With over 3,000 customers and being the founders of the ORIGINAL Comment Pods™ Communities (which were built around our guides and went viral), we know the guides and strategies work for a variety of niches and both Digital Influencers and Brands. These guides work if you are just starting out on Instagram or a long time user and looking to grow your account.
Our Instagram accounts (@LizDean) and (@skirotica) are SOCIAL PROOF that these methods work! We started growing our accounts in August 2015 and July 2016 respectively in the Ski/ and mom/baby influencer niches.
We also consistently test methods/strategies on our main account(s) and other smaller accounts to make sure the strategies work at all level account sizes.
*This account on the right, @succurotica, is a test account of ours that was started brand new on July 3, 2017 as proof positive that the strategies work after the recent algorithm change.
Now, we know you are skeptical. This is the feedback we get in MANY of our testimonials before reading and implementing the guides. They detail that they felt burned after taking other courses from “experts”. The have paid much higher prices for courses that provided nebulous information that is generally provided in free posts you can google online.
What’s the difference in our course from ALL of the others?
Our guides will TEACH you how the Instagram platform & algorithms work.
We detail specific elements for each algorithm to help you gain visibility and GROW your account.
The Instagram Decoded Course then guides you with step-by-step instructions to create your own unique strategy for YOUR Instagram account that will be successful on the Instagram platform and meet yourgoals.
We built our guides by analyzing the Instagram algorithms & business goals.
Our strategies have continued to yield success for our customers with Instagram’s continued algorithm updates starting in March 2016.
What you will learn in this guide
1: Setting up you Instagram Profile
- Starting an Instagram account begins with setting up your profile.
Setting up your profile correctly will help you reach your goal on Instagram whether that be to build your brand, sell products or become a digital influencer.
- Learn tips and tricks to attract users to follow your account
- Optimize your profile to show up in Search.
- Review security options to keep your account secure
2: 10 Steps to the Perfect Instagram Post
- Instagram may be the least cluttered interface of all the Social Media platforms, but there are many factors that go into posting a little square image to get a big response.
Find out our 10 step process:
- When to post?
- How many times a day do I post?
- What to post?
- What to put in the caption?
- Hashtag 101 and 5 more things to do before you hit the SHARE button
3: Defining your Instagram Account
- You create a digital footprint and define your personal brand every time you post on social media.
Defining your Instagram account is one of the most important things you can do to get a foothold and gain an audience on Instagram.
4: Hashtag Strategy – Research & Implementation
- Hashtag research can be overwhelming and labor intensive to continually lookup options.
Let us guide you through the process with a clear action plan to find the most effective hashtags for your account.
- How Hashtags impact your photos in Instagram’s algorithm
- How to get your posts into Top Posts?
- How do find relevant hashtags to use for your niche and create a Hashtag Cheat Sheet?
- How many hashtags to use for maximum exposure and reach?
- How often do I change hashtags?
5: Instagram Follow / Unfollow Revealed
- Learn the tips and tricks used to engage the Instagram community with this step-by-step guide.
This is the secret that many large Instagram accounts have used to grow their accounts (that they don’t want you to know about).
- The exact steps needed to be successful at this method
- Timing & Tips on how maximize your opportunity.
- Know what to expect utilizing this method with FAQ’s answered.
- How to pick target accounts to leverage the new Instagram algorithm
- Daily/Monthly Action Plan
6: Increasing your Instagram Engagement
- Discover methods to increase your engagement on Instagram.
These strategies focus your time and activities to create an engaged community and more likes/comment on your posts.
7: Understanding the Instagram Algorithm
- The Instagram Algorithms are constantly changing & evolving, using a variety of factors to surface quality and relevant material to other users in the Instagram community.
We analyzed each of them and found different elements & strategies to become relevant & ranked in each of these areas.
- Search Page (aka Tags/Hashtags)
- Place (Location Pages)
- Top/People Search
- Suggested Users Recommendations
- Explore Page
8: The Goodness Score
- The goodness score is the biggest unknown element to account growth to this day. We’ve spent the past few months breaking it down and analyzing every element possible that goes into the goodness score. We’ve discovered that it impacts both the account level and the post level and plays into the newest feed algorithm heavily.
We analyzed the goodness score factors, break down each one, how to determine the goodness score on each level, and explain why it matters to have a good goodness score on your account level and post level.
We go over actionable plans to increase your goodness score, which ultimately helps to improve reach and engagement levels too.
00: Schedule and Checklist
- It’s a lot to take in, so we also provided an “optimal” schedule to go through the guides along with a checklist to keep you organized and on track.
- Day by Day schedule to walk you through the guides
- Daily checklist of items you should complete with each guide
The Social Media Posse VIP – Decoded
BONUS: Access to this secret Facebook Group
Join 100’s of other guide purchasers where you can ask additional questions about the guides and receive answers from the authors and 100’s of our VIPS.
We have great discussions in this group on Instagram strategy and host daily account critiques.
The Social Media Posse VIP – Bubble Nets
The Instagram Decoded Accountability Email Series
TestimonialsWith over 3,000 Instagram Decoded Guide purchasers, we know the guides work for a variety of niches and both Digital Influencers and Brands. See additional customer testimonials HERE. We have highlighted a few below that were left live in our Facebook group. CLICK the pic to see the live thread in the Facebook group.
Meet the Author
Liz is a mom, wife and works full time as a tech support engineer by day. She’s always busy and always on the go.
Liz grew up on social media and has always had a “problem” with her obsession over it. Instagram was her favorite because of the visual aspect of the platform and her passion for. Liz quickly became hooked and wanted to figure out how to become an Instagram Influencer.
Liz’s goal was to supplement income through paid sponsorships to boost her son’s college fund, to help pay for daycare (a whopping $2.3k per month in Boston!) and to save for a down payment on a house. So she took to pen, paper, camera and phone and set off on a journey to “own” Instagram. She first created a blog, littleprettyliz.com, as a landing page to serve up more information for her Instagram audience and then began building up her personal account, @lizdean. While she doesn’t “own” Instagram yet, she has a leg up on it becoming an influencer in the mom/baby niche with a side of .
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