- Number of followers: 773;
- New followers: 15;
- Lost followers: 3;
- Sales on IG: 1;
Great day today: my first sale on IG! And with less than 3,000 followers!
The power of DMs
Oh Yeah! My first sale on IG!
I read many times the posts of some IG influencers that tell that you should never try to sell something if your account has less than 3,000 followers.
Well, this is a legend.
Maybe, the people who tell this work more on quantity than on quality. In my opinion, this is the wrong move.
I mean: how many times have you heard that thanks to social media you can easily make hundreds of dollars per day, and fast?
Has this worked for you so far? And if yes, tell me: how much money did you spend on paid ads or cooperating with micro-influencers?
I guess at least $50, to sell a product that maybe is worth just a little more to a client that doesn’t even know who you are.
To make my first sale on IG, I didn’t use the method of sharing my post with a “link in bio” in the caption, I didn’t collaborate with micro or macro-influencers, I didn’t wait to have at least 3,000 followers.
I simply targeted my audience.
And I promoted a product that I use and that I know.
Then, I prepared a quick reply where I introduce myself, my business, the product and why I am sending it to that specific person. I offered my support and, once I obtained their support I provided more value by offering a giveaway.
No tricks. No indifference. Just honest relationships and the will of providing people with something very useful.
It might seem quite complicated, but in reality all this happened in less than 30 minutes.
Of course, there is something more behind this, and I will share it with you if this works also in the next weeks – I want to fully demonstrate that it wasn’t just lucky!
That’s all for today!
A short blog post, but with a piece of really good advice: always be honest and keep in mind that you are talking to people.
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See you tomorrow! 🙂