The $1.80 Strategy

Have you heard of the majorly successful entrepreneur, Gary Vaynerchuk?

Gary Vee started his career with his family's wine business, which he grew from $3 million to $60 million. He then branched off and started his digital agency, VaynerMedia.

He created an Instagram strategy that I cannot recommend enough. It's called the $1.80 strategy (and no, you do not actually have to pay $1.80 to use it)!

Here's how it works:

You leave your .02 cents on the top 9 Instagram posts for 10 different hashtags that are relevant to you. By doing this every day, you will see major growth. This is because while other Instagrammers are out there leaving their .02 cents, you are leaving your $1.80 (top 9 x 10 hashtags = 90. Multiplied by .02 - leaves you with $1.80)!

Implementing the Strategy

To get started, you'll want to choose your 10 hashtags. To choose the very best, you'll want to refer to our Hashtag Library and strategy.

Once you have your 10 hashtags, you're ready to get started.

Search your first hashtag and you'll see the top 9 trending posts for that hashtag.

Comment on each with a meaningful response. Don't just say "love this!" or add an emoji, as that will make you look like a bot. Aim for at least 5 words on each comment.

The more value your comment provides, the more it will stand out among the rest. This will draw more attention to your comment, driving more traffic to your profile!

Making things even easier...

There's a website called Dollar Eighty that allows you to connect your Instagram account, then add your 10 hashtags. Every day, it will give you the top 9 posts in each hashtag - just click on the post and add your comment!

It is a bit easier this way because you can just open each post in a tab on your computer rather than going through all of them on your phone!