How to Grow Your Instagram on Autopilot

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If you want to work your way to massive Instagram growth, but you don’t have time to dedicate to doing everything manually – and who does with all the other social media platforms there are to manage and other business tasks?

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Then you need to learn how to grow your Instagram on autopilot organically, or you can buy real Instagram followers as a short term solution. It takes a bit of time to set up and find your groove, but once you lay the groundwork with these steps, it’ll be smooth sailing.

1. Use an Instagram Bot

There are several Instagram bots out there to choose from. Though Instagram doesn’t like bot activity – they are looking more at the spammy activities that bots engage in. Trustworthy bots are those that will help you automate following and unfollowing, and liking content from others. Some bots also have the ability to automate commenting and direct messages, but doing this can look spammy since you are stuck using generic comments and messages rather than unique and personalized ones.

With the right bot in place, you can target the audience of followers you want to build by selecting certain accounts and hashtags to follow. The system will take it from there and choose to follow a certain number of people a day – at a pace that’s slow and natural. Though many bots give you the option to speed things up, doing too much too fast can alert Instagram to unnatural activity and risks getting your account banned.

If you decide to use an Instagram bot, remember to only use one at a time. If you find you don’t like the one you’re using, disable it and remove access to your account before trying to use another one. Using more than one at the same time has the potential to create issues with your account that can get you flagged, and even banned from Instagram.

2. Pay Attention to Bot Settings

If you don’t pay attention to the bot settings, you could end up following people that you do not want to target. If that’s the case, you won’t have a lot of success with your Instagram strategy because your content isn’t in front of the people who are most likely to engage with you. Make sure you fully understand all of the settings and are targeting the right users for your account. These settings can be changed at any time.

It’s critical that you do not use the bot to the fullest extent possible, at least in terms of speed of interactions. To ensure Instagram doesn’t ban your account for bot activity, you must keep the speed slow enough to emulate natural activity.

If you choose to use it for direct messaging and/or commenting, keep the messages short and generic, so they always apply to the content they are posted to and the accounts they are sent to. Be careful with this, though, because something like, “I love this post!” can come off as spammy and inauthentic. It’s this kind of behavior that makes it obvious you’re using a bot, which is why many people opt to have the bot like content, rather than taking the time to leave comments. Instead, spend some time leaving comments manually, even if it’s just on a few posts per day.

3. Batch Your Instagram Content Creation

To truly run your Instagram on autopilot, you’ll need to spend a bit of time creating Instagram content – either on a weekly or monthly basis.

Create graphics with a tool like Canva or select and edit photos from a repository and prepare them for Instagram. Aim for at least one post a day, unless your target audience expects you to generate more content than that. Generally five to eight posts a week is considered enough for Instagram.

4. Schedule Your Instagram Posts in Advance

With all the graphics and video you have created in an Instagram content creation session, you can set up an Instagram scheduling platform such as Later or Buffer. You can upload all the content to the platform, and then choose the time of day you want to post it.

From there, you can add the caption and hashtag information for each post. You’ll need to download the scheduling platform’s app to your phone so you can get push notifications when it’s time to post your content. When it’s time to post, you will get a copy of your image and your caption that you can copy and paste into Instagram.

If you have an Instagram Business account – which you should – then you will be able to automatically post the content to Instagram without relying on a push notification on your phone. The analytics data you gather from Instagram Insights will also help you choose the time to post your content based on when you know your audience to be the most active.

Remember, an Instagram bot is intended to help you grow your presence on the platform faster than doing everything manually. It is meant to supplement the other actions you are taking so you can grow a bigger following, but not to completely replace the need for manual, human interaction on the platform.

The point of social media is to be social – and you can’t actually automate that. Use the autopilot growth to focus more on your content and overall strategy, rather than as an excuse to ignore your account all together.

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How to Grow Your Instagram on Autopilot
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If you want to work your way to massive Instagram growth, but you don’t have time to dedicate to doing everything manually - and who does with all the other social media platforms there are to manage and other business tasks?

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