Introducing Instagram Engagement Groups
I believe making friends in your niche is one of the most important aspects of running a business or page on Instagram. This is why I am introducing Instagram Engagement Groups or IEG’s.
Engagement groups are made up of DM groups on Instagram or chat groups like Telegram that share the same niche and aesthetic as your business or page. We all share our latest post in the group chat to get likes and comments. Unfortunately, Instagram only allows up to 15 people per group chat so joining Telegram groups is more ideal.
How does it help you? By taking part in a IEG, you gain likes, comments, followers and an over all better engagement rate on your posts. At the same time you can make some good friends that could also put you in touch with brands that could potentially pay you to promote them on your page. Your photos will sometimes end up in the top 9 for certain hashtags exposing you to more people.
It’s a good idea to join groups that share the same amount of followers and niche as your page to keep things fair and even balanced. This way going in you don’t feel like the odd man (or woman) out.
How does this work? When we all engage each others posts, it helps your post hit the explore page making it seen by millions of people!
When joining an IEG it is good to follow a clean set of rules that keeps the group free of clutter. For example, in all of the groups I manage, I like to keep it quiet unless posting a photo for members to engage in. Usually it’s best to only share one photo every few hours or twice daily. You don’t want to be that annoying person that is always making posts every hour. If you do however, stick to the unwritten rule of only sharing one or two per day in the IEG.
If you have less than 5k followers, odds are you will have a hard time creating or finding an IEG that will accept you. However if you do have more than 5k followers, I urge you to apply to join a group! Why not join ours?