It seems like Instagram is almost working against us, doesn’t it? No matter what strategies we are using it seems like we just cannot get the reach we used to, or even grow. You might be wondering how your favorite Instagram accounts are still growing, and I’ll let you in on a big secret!
I’ll go ahead and say that I previously used engagement pods. It was something that I thought I had time for, that was decently fair, and I straight up just wanted to grow! Majority of your favorite Instagram accounts that are still growing are participating in threads through Facebook groups, direct message groups, and telegram pods.
That being said, while I previously used these strategies, it almost seemed like absolute cheating to me. For me, it means a lot to actually spend time trying to improve your skills to become better at whatever social platform you’re using. If you’re serious about growing your community, then you need to focus more time on genuine connections!
People are STILL buying their way in!
You guys, I’m just as shocked as you are. I’ve mentioned my feelings about buying followers/likes/comments, whatever before. If you’re looking for a full discussion about that, then make sure you head over and read that post. Even though we all know how to tell if someone is actually buying their way in, it seems like that isn’t slowing anyone down.
Before you ever think this is a good idea, be aware that not only is it disingenuous to your fellow content creators, but Instagram is also cracking down on it. If you’re even considering this way of getting traction, then this may not be the industry for you.