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You really lucked out by clicking on this post because it’s going to be a short one! I am sharing my tips on how to create your own Instagram Hashtag Tribe in a free PDF download.
I have had a lot of people asking about the idea and how it works. I’ve had even more people asking if I’d be open with someone using the idea to start their own tribe. Well, sharing is caring and it can be fun!
My Instagram Experiment
You can read about my original thoughts about starting a Hashtag Tribe here. I started it out of desperation and it is the best decision I’ve made yet!
I spent 4+ months and countless hours growing my Instagram account to lead traffic to my blog. Continual loops, loop giveaways and engagement pods… only to find myself with a broken, useless account. You can read ‘Instagram Loop Truths’ here. I don’t want to get too in-depth about it. Talking about it makes me mad!
I eventually ended up deleting my original Instagram account with 3,000+ followers. My engagement was so low and most of my followers were junk.
I tried to revive my account, but it was pointless. I stopped looping, un-followed loop groups and engagement pods, cleared out my inbox of all group messages, deleted the loop photos from archive, tried clearing out spam followers…..
Even after a month of trying to climb out of the hole, I was still invisible. My posts and stories weren’t showing up on anyone’s pages or under any hashtags. You can read about that mess here.
This group has been my solution to all of that chaos and I have been really impressed with my results. I’ve only been using this group theory to grow my brand new page.
My page views are higher than they were when I had 3,000 followers, I get more likes and comments on each photo than I did with my old account and I don’t get flooded with junk messages/followers/comments. I’m getting more clicks to my blog than when I had 3,000 followers and spent 5 times as much time on Instagram every day.
That was my whole purpose for being on Instagram in the first place: blog traffic.
Why Am I Sharing This?
I want you to be successful. It doesn’t hurt me or my group one bit if someone else is successful. After having been attacked so viciously, I learned the value in being gracious. Rather than being hateful and rude when someone starts something new, be happy for them and ask if you can join in!
This group has been a godsend for me. Not just in the terms of Instagram growth, but I have a small online family that helps me grow.
They’ve pushed me to write a book and we’ve all been working together on new ideas for Instagram networking. I was close to giving up on my dreams of writing for a living and they pushed me to keep going.
If you start a group, it may be something completely different than mine! That’s perfect and that’s what I’m hoping for. Sharing the concept doesn’t mean shared experiences.
I just hope it’s everything you look for in a group!
I tried to break it down as much as possible on this FREE PDF. You may want to do things a bit differently than I did- which is totally AOK.
I’m not saying that this is the only right way to do this. I’m just saying that it’s how I did it and I’m very happy with our group!
Feel free to hop on over to our Instagram Page to see what types of activities we do.
Trying out the idea may give you a better idea of what you can expect when you start your own Tribe.
Drop Me a Line!
All I ask in return for sharing this is your feedback!
If you decide to create your own Instagram Hashtag Tribe, shoot me a message and tell me about it! I’d love to know how it works for you and how you set yours up.
I’d also love to share your group with my group (if you’re okay with it). I’m looking to offer my group a few niche groups they can join as well as mine!
Like I said before, we can all benefit by sharing each other’s success. I feel like Hashtag Tribes really have a chance of making a big difference in Instagram growth.
Instagram makes it so difficult for businesses and influencers to grow their reach. This is a way that we can all follow their rules and still make an impact.
Good luck! I hope to hear from you really soon!
Since creating this, I have merged all of my groups, courses and Tribes into one great big community: The Secret Tribe. It’s hosted on a site called Mighty Networks that allows me to create one place that has it all! I’m hoping to write an update soon to share how I host my Hashtag Tribes on this network rather than Telegram. It’s free to preview the community and if you’re interested, you can read more about it here!