I’d try to interact with them on a 1-on-1 basis, use Messenger or Insta DM for it. Try to add value, give away anything for free as a hook. To do this, you could use an intern or a junior position people and all they would do 8-10 hours is DM-ing people and offering value.
There is a simple 3-step process: 1) connect first, 2) provide value, and then, only when the RIGHT opportunity presents itself, 3) ask. This is the whole concept of Gary Vaynerchuk’s book “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook”.
You can use hashtags or places to find new people on Instagram to target. Always check their profile first and figure out how you can bring them value. If you are a photographer, free photos for their insta. If you’re a chef, free meals for foodies, if you are a wannabe speaker, volunteer for other speakers or conferences.
The way you can get started is DM them. You can literally DM anyone on Instagram. Do this 10-50-500 times a day. Do it! Action!
Haven’t you started yet? Shame on you! If you are in procrastination mood, then learn examples from the master himself: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/network-instagram-direct-message/
Date: November 20, 2017