The biggest mistake I see on Instagram is when content creators either follow or engage with someone, purely with the mindset that it’s going to benefit themselves in the long run, rather than interacting with those people because they genuinely want to.
Whether that be because you actually like their content OR you actually resonate with them as a person.
It’s the same reason why some creators will spread themselves so thin, over a dozen different social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok etc.
Just because they want to be in front of as many eyes as possible.
But they forget one thing…
Your followers aren’t just followers… They’re people.
And no person is going to buy your stuff when you keep replying with “Thanks” or the Fire emoji 🔥.
(And no, not even if you use 3x Fire emojis).
So when you do receive a comment or a DM, make the effort to reply with a genuine response.
Invite conversation, ask them a question and actually give a s*** about what they have to say.
Because delving deeper with one follower is going to be much more beneficial, to both of you, than being short and generic with a thousand [followers].
I could go on and on about the dozen other benefits of being genuine with your followers, but then again…
That’s not the point 😉
Do you agree with the above? Let me know in the comments below!