Gain Instagram Followers Fast with an Instagram Contest

Entry Methods Instagram # # #

The photo-sharing app recently announced they now have over 1 billion monthly users, with more than 70 million photos and videos being uploaded each day.  Instagram is now the fastest growing social network, surpassing Pinterest, Linkedin, Twitter, and even Facebook, which is why we’ve made it easy for you to gain Instagram followers fast with an Instagram contest. In fact, research from TailWind found accounts that hold Instagram contests grew their followers 70% faster.

    Here’s how to grow your following on Instagram

  • Log in to your Rewards Fuel account and choose “create a contest“. Don’t have an account yet? Sign-up by choosing our Promoter Pro package.
  • Describe your contest. You’ll be prompted to add a description, start and end dates and pictures.
  • Add entry methods. We have over 30 different entry methods, choose as many as you like including ‘follow on Instagram’
  • The next screen will prompt you to copy and paste the URL from the Instagram account you want followed.
  • Add a description eg. Follow my Instagram to win (your prize)
  • Add some entry points – here’s why.
  • Continue adding entry methods or move forward to adding more information about your prize.

“Ask your followers to follow you on Instagram to win your contest and we’ll keep track of all your contestants for you. “

What it will look like for your contestants

Want to make it look different?

Contests are totally customizable with the ability to add or remove elements and to easily change colors or fonts.


Popular Instagram contest strategies include asking followers to comment on a post to win, follow an Instagram account or tag a friend to enter. These are decent strategies to grow your account, but why leave all the action on one Instagram post? It’s much more beneficial to create your contest on your website and then use social media to promote it. You’ll be driving your traffic to your website and gathering valuable statistics.  Plus you have the option of increasing email subscriptions or building your Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter or Facebook account on the same contest.

If you’re looking to created engagement or user-generated content try our hashtag contests. Simply ask your followers to upload a picture or video on IG with a specific hashtag to be entered to win.  You can then display all the entries on your website, and easily keep track of your contestants.

Plan needed for to use Follow on Instagram entry

Marketing MasterPromoterPromoter Pro

Instagram follow entry is available on all the paid plans.

Our friends at EnterTalk RadioMission Engineering and Pitbull Audio gained over 9000 new followers on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and their newseltters by using multiple entry methods with a recent contest.

If you have any questions or comments about how to gain Instagram followers fast with an Instagram contest, please shoot us an email at [email protected]

Instagram Follow entry FAQs

  • How are entries counted?
  • Instagram has removed the ability for anyone to verify likes or follows so we can only verify that they have visited your profile. We find most contest holders still get lots of followers this way and because of hte limitations by Instagram its impossible for anyone to verify this.
  • Does Rewards Fuel offer any other Instagram entry methods?
  • Yes, we also have Instagram #tag entry, where your audience can earn entry points by uploading images to Instagram with your hashtag. We use the Instagram API to validate those.
  • Is this like buying Instagram followers?
  • No, this is your chance to offer incentive and gain engagement from real people
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