how to grow instagram

5 reasons why Instagram is the BEST platform to grow your business in 2019

5 reasons why Instagram is the BEST platform to grow your business in 2019

Struggling to find your tribe online?

I know where they are hiding.

Instagram.

With over one billion active users, the platform is a staple for many successful businesses.

It's how I've grown my business to six figures, and there's plenty more of the pie to go around.

With Instagram rolling out new business-specific features every couple of months, there is no better time to build up your following from scratch.

There's an audience on Instagram waiting to hear from you.

How to get your first 1,000 Instagram followers: free workshop with Later

How to get your first 1,000 Instagram followers: free workshop with Later

A few weeks ago, I flew to my hometown of Vancouver, BC and worked with the Later.com crew to create *brand new* (and free!) Instagram training for you. 

If you're not familiar with Later, it's one of the O.G. scheduling apps for Instagram. 

Today, there are over a MILLION Later users who use the tool to plan their feed and save a ton of time.

If you're using Instagram to grow your business, you'll know that starting a new Instagram account in 2018 is a LOT harder than it used to be!

I've seen the change... I've been growing accounts for business for the past 5 years.

Instagram profile makeover: 5 steps to skyrocket your growth

Instagram profile makeover: 5 steps to skyrocket your growth

I know it can be hard to grow on Instagram consistently.

But what if I told you that with five simple steps... you could DOUBLE your followers in a month?

I know, I know. It sounds whack.

But I've tested this method with about 2,000 people who've joined my free challenges... and have gotten results like these:

5 ways to boost your business with Instagram Story Highlights

5 ways to boost your business with Instagram Story Highlights

Instagram Story Highlights and Archive have changed the way I use my favourite app.

If you're not familiar with these new features, you can now create "bubbles" (or what Instagram is calling "Highlights") of your already-shared Instagram Stories that permanently live on your profile, directly on top of all your posts.

Plus, with the Archive feature, all your Instagram Stories are saved in the app so you no longer have to save them to your phone. 👏

Think of Instagram Story Highlights as the interactive welcome video that a new follower gets to see about you.

And think of Instagram Stories as the new way to vlog.

"Hmmm... should I follow this ~Elise Darma~?

Well, she travels a lot and gives tips on Instagram which is right up my alley so that's an obvious yes." 😁

Now I'll be honest. Before the December 2017 update, I didn't put THAT much strategy or thought into my Stories.

5 tiny niches you could dominate on Instagram

5 tiny niches you could dominate on Instagram

Are you the type of person that's into really obscure fandoms?

Do you geek out over things that leave most people scratching their heads?

You can turn your passion into a profitable Instagram account.

You might feel like the big niches on Instagram are already oversaturated, and there’s no room for your growth.

Well, you don't need to be a travel blogger, fitness instructor or makeup artist extraordinaire to build a community and make a living off of Instagram.

Even the smallest niches can bring home some extra cash on the side.

Plus, the tiny niches on Instagram have the most untapped potential.

While they might not amass followings of 100K+, these tiny niches can be highly potent with fanatic followings and highly profitable.

5 of the most profitable Instagram niches

5 of the most profitable Instagram niches

Times have changed, my friend.

You no longer need a fancy website to start a profitable business.

You could very well get started with just an Instagram account.

Don't believe me? That's how I created my six-figure business(es).

Insane, right?

I've got multiple income sources coming in all thanks to a free app.

So how did I do it?

By finding a profitable niche and creating a community around my passions for travelling and working remotely.

Learn how to trick and treat the Instagram algorithm

Learn how to trick and treat the Instagram algorithm


Changes are a comin' to Instagram.

You've probably heard a few rumours already...

"The shadow ban is a monster!" 🤖

"Feeds will change to 4 images across instead of 3!"

"The algorithm WANTS me to fail!" 😭

With everyone being so spooked 👻 lately, I think now is the perfect time for me to roll up my sleeves and help out with your account's growth as much as I can – REGARDLESS if these changes ever do really come or not. (#rumourmill)

So next week starting on Monday, I'm holding a free 5-day Instagram Growth Challenge.

Grow your Instagram and monetize it, too

Grow your Instagram and monetize it, too

Just a year ago, I had a personal Instagram account of about 2,500 followers.

I had had that account since 2012 (when I first joined Instagram).

So that means in the 4 years that I was active on Instagram, I averaged about 625 followers each year (mind you, my focus was not on growth – it was a place just to house my random pics #YouKnowHowItIs).

Fast-forward to today with just over 52,000 followers... and in less than a year, my account grew by almost 50,000.