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.
- 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.
Here’s how to grow your following on Instagram
“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.contest
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.
- Display your contest anywhere: Place your contest on your website or use our hosted page. If you use WordPress, our plugin makes running contests simple.
- Customize the layout: Choose from multiple themes, colour options, images, videos or style it with CSS.
- Follow multiple accounts: Add multiple Instagram accounts on your contest for people to follow. The more they follow, the better their chances of winning.
- Add points: Prioritize your entry methods and add incentive by including points to your contest.
- Send out invitations to your contest
- Statistics: Discover demographic and geographic information about your contestants
- Location: Target or block certain locations from entering your contest
- Contest Reports: Export your contest statistics at any time to a professional PDF
- Automatic winner picking
- Notifications: Send and customize notifications to your contestants if you choose.
Features of your Instagram Contest Include:
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.
Our friends at EnterTalk Radio, Mission 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.
- Contest TIPS:
- Combine Entry Methods: You have 30 different entry methods to choose from – add as many as you like!
- Collaborate: Benefit from the extra exposure you’ll receive through your partners. Check out this great case study to get inspired.
- Promote it: 19 contest websites who will promote your contest.
- Viral Share Entry: One of our greatest marketing tools!Be sure to add this powerful entry method into your 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