An easy Instagram marketing trick that a lot of us may know, or not, is how you can easily build some followers. This instagram marketing trick takes time to see it's full potential, but the results start rolling in fairly quick.
To start off all you'll need is a smart phone and some extra time on your hands. What you'll need to do is open up your instagram app and begin searching for your competitors. YES search for your competitors, it sounds odd but just do it
I'm going to use "surf boards" as an example since it's not even close to my niche.
What you'll do is simply search the term "Surf Boards" (without quotes) and you'll get a pretty large results page. Look for all of the people that have over 100k followers. This might take some time depending on how big your niche is. What I normally do is follow anyone who has over 100k followers because once I do that I will get a small amount of their followers seeing that I just followed the profile and they will come to my profile and if they like what they see, they will follow me. These new followers are usually easy to pull in on a sale because they already like what you have and they did the time to look you over and decided they liked what they saw. If they already like you, they're more willing to pay you for something you offer
Now this little trick works well if you have a good sized niche and will also work well with small niches but you'll have to follow almost every result for the keywords you look up. It will take time to build up your following because for every large profile you follow, you'll get 1-5 or more followers in return depending on how large the other follower base is. And if the profile has millions of followers then there's likely a chance to get a ton of people following you back but the window is much smaller because more people are going to be following the same profile and you will fall off of the top results in their followers list. Falling off of the top of the list will make it so that people won't see you and that means no more followers from that person/profile you followed. Make sense?
You can unfollow the profile and refollow it to jump back to the top of the listings, but if you do it too often you will be breaking the Instagram TOS and get your account suspended. If you get suspended you will have to reverify your account with Instagram and write them a sob letter saying that you didn't know you couldn't do that, just play dumb. After you do this they will usually reinstate your profile and you can continue to post and follow people. If you get your account suspended and then reinstated, I wouldn't follow then unfollow people/profiles anymore. You can follow the profiles just fine, but stay off of the radar of the unfollow police so that you don't lose your account forever.