TMCnet Feature
January 22, 2021

How to get 1k followers in 5 minutes

How many followers do you currently have on IG? Less than a thousand or more than a thousand?

No matter, whatever your numbers, I’m sure getting another one thousand can do a lot of good for your account.

In this guide, we aim to teach you exactly what you can do to get 1,000 Instagram followers in just 5 minutes.

Note that the steps might take more than 5 minutes to execute. But once you set things in motion, it shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes for the 1k followers to roll in.

Let’s go!

Bonus tip: Any day, anytime, a good way to boost exposure on Instagram is to buy Instagram views. The higher the number of viewers your videos get (IGTV, IG Live, IG feed), the greater your exposure.  

1. Create your best content

If you’re a makeup artist, take your time to create something that will wow people.

If you’re a business owner, think of your best offerings that can wow people.

If you're a bodybuilder, create a mind-blowing work-out piece. If you’re just an ordinary Instagrammer, think of something you can do that will make people go “wow” when they see it. It could be some somersaults, some ball jogs, gadget repair, or a brain-teaser.

Just come up with anything that sets the tone for what’s to come.

Although the goal is to get you 1k followers, it’s your content that determines whether these people unfollow you shortly afterward or share your content/page with their friends to get you more followers.

I hope you have a clear idea of the type of content to create now? If you don't, you can take some ideas from here.

2. Share on other social channels and ask people to follow you

Aside from Instagram, everybody has that one channel they're more popular on – where they have more friends/followers. Yours could be Twitter (News - Alert), Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram, blog, Pinterest, WeChat, TikTok, Tumblr, Qzone, Signal, etc.

Now, take a piece of the content you created in tip #1 above and share it on your favorite channel – just a snippet of it.

Tell people that if they like to watch the rest of the video, they should go to IG to do so (of course, you would have to embed a link to the video in the broadcast). To further encourage them, tell them you’ll follow them back immediately.

Depending on the number of friends/followers you have on this other channel(s), you should get a minimum of 100 follows from this.

3. Now, incentivize people with a giveaway

Normally, your best friends or people that know you intimately on this other channel will voluntarily go ahead and watch the full video while dropping a "follow" along the way.

But other casual friends or followers on this other channel may be reluctant to do so.

To woo these people, you have to create a new campaign that features some incentives. Usually, the most popular incentive people use is giveaway. But if you can’t afford to give people free money, you can think of other freebies to give out. Just make sure it’s something people will love.

How many "follows" you get from this will depend on how many giveaways you're willing to do.

If you're giving away, say, $1 to the first 50 people that follow you, that will fetch you 50 new followers. If you give away $100 at that same rate, that will fetch you 100 new followers, and so on.

Right now, tip #2 and tip #3 should have fetched you up to 200 new organic follows.

4. Buy followers

I know you may be thinking it’s kinda fakeY to buy followers. But it’s not.

In fact, almost all your friends and the big brands are doing it.

And as long as you’re buying real Instagram followers, no one will know you’ve bought followers because real followers (like the ones you get from providers like Stormlikes) interact like normal people.

To boost your goal of a thousand followers, we recommend buying at least 500 followers at this stage, taking your overall count to 700 followers.

If you buy from Stormlikes, you’ll get 500 followers for just $6.99.

What’s more? You’ll get real people as followers.

Note: You can also buy Instagram automatic likes from Stormlikes.

5. Reach out to an influencer

Search for a celebrity, Instagram fashionista, model, or Influencers who are open for collaboration. Note, some of these influencers might charge you a little bit for sending a shout out to their viewers.

Find the ones that are famous for helping brands or individuals like you. Make sure you have some budget in place before sending them a proposal for collaboration.

If that particular influencer has, say, 1m followers, one post about your profile can get you more than 1k followers under 5 minutes.

Note that influencers’ fees range as follows:

  • Nano influencers – people who have between 5,000 and 10,000 followers – get $10–$100 per post.
  • Micro-influencers – those who have more than 10,000 but less than 100,000 followers – get somewhere between $100 and $500 per post.
  • Macro-influencers – guys with between 100k and 500k followers – pocket anywhere between 5,000–$10,000 per post
  • Mega-influencers – guys with 500k+ – earn as high as $10,000+ per post.

From the estimated charges above, you can see that it would cost you a fortune to hire the type of influencer that would fetch you 1k followers straight. Usually, they cost thousands of dollars.

However, since you've already garnered approximately 700 followers from our first few tactics, you can make do with a nano-influencer.

As you might expect, a nano-influencer with around 10k followers should be able to send you at least 200 organic followers with just a few shoutouts on their page, thereby taking your number to around 900 active followers.

Now you need 100 more.

6. Join an Instagram pod

Instagram engagement groups, or Instagram pods as they’re otherwise known, are groups comprising of individuals of similar views and interests.

In these groups, you can get followers and likes from people who have shared interests. 

But if you’re serious about getting their attention, you should also return the favor by following fan pages for people who join the group.

To get your remaining 100 followers, you can join a group with at least 1,000 members.

Once you’re in, all you have to do is follow the rules of the group, and in less than 5 minutes, the members of the group will bless you with whatever number of followers you need.

Below is a figure showing some popular Instagram pods. If you aren't accepted in any of the groups, you may try another until you find one that accepts you.

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