Make sure your Instagram is full of incredible content, the best you can make. More people are about to come see what you’re about.
Search relevant keywords. For example, if you’re building a biker brand, motorcycles.
Click on the first hashtag that shows up. As I write this, there are over 2.4 million posts with #motorcycles.
Click on every picture you see with that hashtag. The first four that show up in this instance belong to accounts that have a combined following of over one million Instagrammers.
Investigate every account and any linked websites to confirm that they are owned by people or companies in your field, or even if they’re not, to check if they could use your services or products anyway.
Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of their pages and send those individuals or businesses a custom-written direct message. Do not spam with cut-and-paste bullshit. If that’s the best you can do, you’ve already lost.
In your message, explain what drew you to them (I love your work; I’ve always admired you; you post the funniest memes; this post is so creative; etc.), why you are worth paying attention to (my goal is to promote better biker safety; I’ve designed a helmet even the most helmet-averse rider won’t mind wearing; I’ve launched the freshest, most exciting biker-themed YouTube channel on the Internet), and what value you can offer (I’d like to send you one of my helmets to try; I’d love to invite you on air to talk about your new book, and I’d be honored if you’d let me make you a free video documenting your next ride; I can send you six bikers to model leather jackets on your vlog for free).
Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.
I went into detail on how you can make offers, send messages and even post thoughtful messages on Instagrammers profiles in my podcast down below. 7 steps in full effect!