Posted by Warren Young on

If you have less than 1,000 followers, you aren’t buzzing.


Sorry for the rude awakening but if no one in your life will tell you, I’ll tell you.


Certainly Instagram isn’t the only barometer of your buzz level, but it is a definitely a good one.


If you didn’t know Instagram is now the 2nd largest social network on planet earth. This makes it a goldmine for you to connect with and gain new fans.


What does this mean to you?


I hope it doesn’t prompt you to go pay for one of those: “Pay me 10 pounds and I’ll send you 1,000 followers in 24 hours!” places.


The only thing these places will help build is your ego.


Getting a bunch of fake accounts, bots, and what not, might impress your friends, but it will do nothing to hold back your brand/project. If you want to make an impact, you’ll just have to roll your sleeves and go hard.


It’s hard work. It is what it is. There’s no shortcut to anyplace worth going.


Here’s one of the best methods for building your buzz on Instagram. It’s simple as all get out:


1) Find someone who has the followers you want.
2) Follow these people.
3) Once they follow back, Give them value.
4) Repeat.


It’s called good ol’ fashioned hustling. And it always pays off.


You use the cheap services and try to convince everyone you’re making it (easy way), your career will be hard. If you put in the work and build your fan-base person by person (hard way), your career will be easy.


Make sense?


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