As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.
I currently have over 14,000 followers on Instagram and have used it to promote my music sell merchandise plus engage a loyal fanbase.
Instagram is a must for any artist or business owner promoting their brand and looking to make an impact online.
Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over 300 million users and 60 million photos uploaded daily.
Instagram was recently purchased by Facebook so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
Currently, Instagram doesn't require you to pay to have your posts seen by your followers.
I have put this course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free. (I update my courses every other month with the latest techniques)
I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.
See exactly why I'm so successful with Instagram - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).
Currently there are over 300 million people using Instagram and over 60 million photos shared every day. http://www.instagram.com
I have over 12,000 legitimate followers & currently I only follow 74 of my friends
Deciding on a theme for your Instagram page whether it's all black & white, color, or certain filter is super important to branding yourself.
Use This Checklist Before Posting To Make Sure You've Covered All The Bases
I personally don't agree with the follow for follow back strategy and think it makes your brand look cheap. It says to me you only have followers because you followed other people and don't have a legitimate brand.
Liking, commenting and engaging with similar music or brands to yours is a great way to introduce yourself to potential fans.
Using hashtags in all your photos & videos is super important to get more organic reach.
Create a note on your phone that has all the hashtags you want for the majority of your posts to save you time.
Take advantage of Instagrams 30 maximum hashtag limit on every post so you can free targeted traffic.
Linking your Instagram account to Facebook, Twitter can save you a ton of time so your not posting to each social media account separately.
Contests encouraging people to repost your picture by doing a screen capture with their phone and reposting on their page with a certain hashtag is a great way to encourage engagement. See if you can get them to post on their other social medias as well and you will pick a winner.
Scheduling your Instagram posts ahead of time to save you time I suggest these tools
Videos tend to get fewer likes then photos but are still a powerful way to engage with your audience. The cover photo of your video is super important. You can't slack off here just because it's a video. Also make sure you shoot videos with your phoned turned horizantal.
Becoming a brand ambassador on Instagram is a great way to get free stuff or even get paid money from brands that want to be in front of your audience.
I use Instagram all the time to promote products, videos and merchandise
Adding a website to your bio so you can direct people to your video, product, music video etc is super important and should be updated periodically.
Using bots or 3rd party apps is a great way to get banned or kicked off Instagram
Make sure you don't over post I think 3-4 times a day is the maximum and spread out as well with 3-4 hours in between each post.
Saving your best posts so that you can repost your winners for another time. Especially on your feature account.
to take a screen shot of what you have up on your iPhone press and hold the home button and on/off switch at the same time. You should hear a camera click noise
Instagram Direct lets you take photos or videos, add custom filters and captions which you can then send to a friend or as many as 15 people at a time. Great way to interact with people privately and message some like sending an email. Plus the messages/photos you send get saved in your Instagram Inbox
Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.