If you are not using Upleap, what other ways can you use to grow your Instagram account?
Well, there are a number of ways, ranging from free to paid methods, and also depending on how much you wish to be involved.
1. Hire Virtual Assistants (VAs) – A quick check on Fiverr will yield hundreds of freelancers offering their services as a VA. There is a bunch that focuses on social media, and you can check out the different types of packages they offer. Worth exploring, but difficult to choose the right VA. Might take a few tries.
2. Instagram Bots – As the name suggests, bots will be deployed to trawl Instagram or be used to set up fake accounts. I will not go into details, but if you are interested, you can check this out to learn more about them. Super spammy and STRONGLY discouraged.
3. Buying followers – Again, lots of people offering such services, even on Instagram itself. But what you get is most certainly fake followers with fake accounts. Does not add value to your business. HIGHLY Discouraged.
4. Digital Agencies – Upleap is one example, but they are on a more passive spectrum. What I mean by that is you sign up for Upleap, you do get a growth service that works, but you don’t really engage directly with them. The account managers work behind the scene to perform their duties, and personally, for the price and results I’m getting, I would say it’s a good deal. On the other end, full fledged digital agencies can run sophisticated campaigns for you, but I suspect that is not what you are searching for here.