I was thrilled to be identified as one of the “Top 20 Responsive Women You Need to Follow on Instagram” – By Holly Reisem Hanna founder of The Work at Home Woman.It sparked a question from my community of women in business online: “Gina, how can I be viewed as a responsive on Instagram too?”
My response begins with a question for you:
When you login to Instagram to update your status, are you looking at the mutual benefit OR do you have a more singular “what’s in it for me” focus?
Now, don’t get me wrong. We are all in business to be successful and a BIG part of that is making money. And we all want to capture people’s attention (in a good way). The problem is that when we lead from a “what’s in it for me?” intention it comes across as salesy and one-sided.
Think of any relationship in your life… If it was consistently one-sided how long would it last?
At a consumer level you already know this so why then do you keep trying to SELL?
The key to attracting new clients and making money through Instagram without being salesy is to shift your intention.
Be interested in others first rather than trying so hard to be interesting to them.
If you are using Instagram for business, do it in a way that adds value and increase to others rather than a blatant sales pitch – Yes, there IS a difference. It may seem counter-intuitive at first but it really works.
Below are two specific things that I do consistently to be responsive.
I believe that adding value and increase to the lives of others without expecting anything in return is the key to reciprocity. What goes around comes around.
Everyone who follows me receives an automatic direct message (auto-DM). I stopped using this technology for a while when people started to abuse it but I’m using it again very effectively.
I don’t know about you but I get DM spam in my twitter inbox every day. Anything that’s similar to “Hi! Thanks for following. Check out my website here…” or “Hi! It’s great to meet you. Here’s my FREE report” gets deleted immediately.
So how do you get YOUR auto-DM to stand out from the crowd? Remember… you’ve got to shift your intention. The example DM’s above are me-focused and salesy. What can you say that shows genuine interest in others and even gets conversation started?
“Hi! Thanks for reaching out! What do you love to tweet about the most? ~ Gina”
And guess what…
People respond. People tell me every day what they love to tweet about most. And just the other day someone added that they normally don’t respond to DM’s at all but mine was self-centered at all and they liked that and Followers UK
The difference between the spammy salesy DM’s and mine is that it engages conversation and builds rapport and opens a door to what really matters… real relationships with real people.
The second thing I love to do is to connect people that should meet. This one’s easy but the key is to pay attention. Read people’s Instagram bios, take notice of what others Post about and connect like-minded people. This is a great way to make sure you’ve shifted your intention to being interested in others first and Buy Instagram Followers UK .
Instagram is where I meet my best joint venture partners too. It’s really become the hub for a lot of my joint venture marketing strategies. If you’ve been wanting to develop joint venture relationships there’s still time to join me for the Ready to JV 4-week Tele-Course starting March 10th. Just one successful joint venture can dramatically up-level your business.