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How To Get 100k Followers In 30 Days

BY Natalie Ellis


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What if you could generate one hundred THOUSAND followers in just one month’s time with the snap of your fingers?

It really is possible, and this hack can be used by any account regardless of your current following. It’s one of my favorite tools to boost your growth quickly – but for some reason, nobody is talking about it.

That is…until now. 

In this blog, I’m sharing a VIRAL Instagram Hack that is going to help you generate up to 100 THOUSAND followers in less than a month.

Yep – that’s not just some clickbait title – there really is a system to generate this kind of result, and I’m going to share it with you in this blog because it’s actually not as hard as it might sound. 

So if you’re tired of only getting a handful of followers each month and want to start to really skyrocket your social media success – look no further, this blog is going to help you do just that. 

Okay, are you ready? Then, let’s dive in.

Why You Need To Grow Your Instagram Account

So, before we dive into the “how” I want to first talk about the “why” behind why you would even want to scale your followers on social media in the first place. 

Social media is becoming one of the main drivers for both peoples’ businesses and their careers. Whether you want to have a successful career in the media space, are running your own business – and of course, especially if you want to be a full-time Influencer – you need to understand how social media works and be able to use the systems – like this one – so you can grow and scale.

One of the things that’s really important to understand when you’re scaling an account on social media is that there are different “tiers” of Influencers based on the number of followers they have. The tiers have nothing to do with the quality of the content produced, but each of the tiers are going to show up on social media in a slightly different way. Here’s what I mean…

  • Nano-Influencers have 1,000-10,000 followers, and businesses love to work with them because of the close relationship they typically have with their audience. These influencers are creating really tailored content and building a relationship with their close-knit group of followers.
  • Micro-Influencers have 10,000-50,000 followers and both have a close relationship with their audience and also a pretty expansive reach, which means they can get a message in front of more people while still having their audience’s trust. 
  • Mid-Tier Influencers fall between 50,000-500,000 followers. They are this really unique category who are likely still going to reply to a DM and interact with their followers on a pretty close-knit basis, but who also are going to be able to get really incredible brand deals because companies want to get in front of their audience due to its size. 
  • Macro-Influencers and Mega Influencers have 500,000+ followers and are pretty much your celebs, public figures and viral accounts who are incredibly well known.

Now, regardless of what level you’re at, you can have a massive impact. You have the ability to make a full-time income on social media no matter what. I say it all the time, but it only takes 1000 targeted followers to have a six-figure business.

BUT there also is something to be said for the fact that having more followers gets you a larger reach and unlocks some opportunities that might not otherwise be available to you. So if scaling to 100k followers and beyond is something you’re interested in, this hack is going to be incredibly helpful.

The Instagram Hack That Seriously Works

Okay, so the way this works is you’re going to be tapping into a group of Instagram accounts called “Theme Accounts” and using them to grow your own account.

Theme Accounts are accounts that typically have a Macro or Mega-Influencer-Sized following and specifically share a targeted type of content that their audience resonates with.

For example, the bossbabe account is a Theme Account because we share female empowerment, entrepreneurship and social media content that our audience really resonates with and is likely to engage with and then re-share. 

Some other examples of Theme Accounts are filmmaking, fitness and dancing. 

Theme Accounts create some of their own content, but they often share content from other creators that aligns with their own mission. Then, the Theme Account will tag that creator in the content and instantly that creator is in front of an audience of MILLIONS in one click.

So you can probably see where I’m going with this…

The idea is, you want to get your content reposted by a Theme Account so their followers see your content and then come back to your account and follow you.

But you’re probably thinking – okay Natalie, that sounds great, but how do I get a Theme Account to repost me?

Great question. Let me share the simple way to reverse-engineer this process so you can pretty much GUARANTEE you’ll get the attention of a Theme Account and can exponentially grow your followers.

Step 1: Do Your Research

The first step is research. Take time to make a list of Theme Accounts in your industry that have a similar audience to you. Ask yourself, “If I magically got to take over any Instagram account tomorrow and have it as my own – what account would I want to use?”

Don’t just limit yourself to accounts with millions of followers either – this can work with slightly smaller Theme Accounts, too. Basically – if they have an audience you admire and you think their audience would ultimately resonate with your offer – add it to the list.

Next, you’re going to go through each of the accounts you wrote down and see what performs best on their feed. If you go to Instagram on your desktop, you can hover over each post and see how many likes and comments it has. If you see a post that did particularly well – analyze it.

What are the comments saying? What does the post do that’s especially compelling? Is it using any trends right now? Break it down so you can replicate it for yourself.

(Psst – if you want to break down the most successful posts on your own account, click here for a free download where I’ll walk you through how to do just that.)

Step 2: Create Your Content

After that, create your own version of that content – content that emulates the top-performing posts on their feed. If their top-performing posts used really sassy content – go for that. If it delivered value in a concise way – go for that. 

You aren’t trying to duplicate the content down to every last frame, you’re just trying to find the key pieces of the content they created and apply those same principles to your own content, too.

Step 3: Reach Out To These Accounts

Then lastly – you’re going to reach out to those accounts directly and share your content with them.

Real talk – if you just send them a DM and say “Hey, will you post my video?” they’re probably not going to be interested. There’s actually a really simple, strategic way you can go about this that is almost definitely going to get a response. 

Some of these Theme Accounts get hundreds if not thousands of DMs every day, which is why it’s way better to reach out to them over email. 

Find out who is running their social media accounts or figure out their main [email protected] or [email protected] email address and send a very polished, professional email there. You’re way more likely to get an email back than if you’re just one of the thousands of DMs they receive.

Make sure to keep your email brief and concise and make sure you’re delivering real value. A really great formula to follow is 

1 – Introduce yourself – make sure they know who you are and what you do.

2 – Establish your expertise – explain why you are an expert in this space and why they can trust you. Using statistics is a really great thing to do here.

3 – Explain your content – share why your content is relevant to their account and why your audiences are aligned. Bonus points if you can explain how your content would benefit their account.

4 – Make your ask clear – don’t be afraid to be direct and say something like “I would like for you to share this post on your feed. It’s been resonating with my audience and I know your audience will benefit from this content, too”

And that’s it! Once you do that, replicate that process for each of the accounts on your list. And don’t be discouraged if you only hear back from a handful of the accounts you reach out to – cast a wide net, do some follow-up where necessary and before you know it, you’ll have your content reposted and have followers flooding in, in no time!

Give This A Try + Report Back On How It Works

Once you’ve tried this tip, I want to hear from you! Leave a comment on the Instagram and let me know how it worked for you!

And if you’re at a loss for what Reels to create, click here to download our Done-For-You, Viral Reels + learn exactly how to unlock exponential Instagram growth with our proven formula.


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