Owner: Luke Maguire
Price: $1 Trial / $47 per month
This is an automation tool for growing your Instagram following and after buying and testing this with a brand spanking new account, I'm impressed. It wasn't all smooth sailing though and there are some important things to consider before buying as I'll show you in this review.
My main focus online is getting organic traffic through Google, but I'd been hearing a lot of success stories and some very respected marketers talking about the power of Instagram (IG). So, I was curious about just how good it really was and how I should go about using this medium for my online business.
The turning point for me getting into IG was an email I received from one of my readers, who asked me what I thought about InstaEasy (IE). Since I'd never heard of it and it was something I was interested in, I snagged the $1 trial and went onto the full $47 monthly version a week later.
What Is InstaEasy?
Quite simply, IE is an automation tool for growing your IG following. From a marketing perspective, the more targeted followers you have, the more traffic you can potentially be sending to your website or landing page. Since the easiest and quickest route to increasing followers on IG is to follow people yourself, that's what this tool does. And it does this well.
How It Works
There are a number of settings in the dashboard which allow you to follow, unfollow and like pictures automatically based on certain metrics.
For example, you can follow and like people based on the hashtag they use when they post a pictures. You can also follow and like whoever follows and likes a particular profile which means this is very targeted marketing. The idea is to select a handful of leaders in your niche who have a decent following, and follow the people who follow them. Sounds a bit confusing I know, but essentially you are building your OWN targeted following in a truly automated way.
The cool thing about this automation is it gives you the time to do the things that really matter such as publishing content your audience finds valuable and growing your business.
My Experience After Buying
I purchased this on the 6th of November 2016 and there were no upsells to go through which was nice. I went for the $1 trial to see what it was like before I went all in and you do get full access for this price.
The first thing you land on is the welcome screen and you get prompted to read the tutorial PDF guide which gives you some tips on getting started. One of those tips is to post at least 10 pictures and grow your following to at least 100 followers naturally before switching the software on.
IG is totally new for me and I didn't even have a profile so I had to start from scratch. After going through the PDF guide and watching all the videos in the tutorial section I created my IG account and began following people in my niche. Eventually I got to 100 and switched the software on!
The Tutorial And VIP Training Videos
Included within the members area are 7 videos made by Luke which explain the system, help you get rolling and offers insights into maximising your results. I found these useful for both the software and setting up my IG account and I think it's totally worth going through these before you get rolling.
My First 8 Days Was a Nightmare!
I've come to really love this product, but I couldn't rightfully leave out some of the crazy issues I was having in the beginning. In fact, it was so bad I ALMOST gave up on this product completely...
There were 3 key reasons I went the extra mile in testing this product; Luke seemed like a genuine bloke who cares about his customers, the support was amazing and I just really wanted this to work. I'm also not one to give up when things get tough, so I was up to the challenge to see if this really worked.
Anyways, what were these issues I was having?
In a nutshell, the software worked for a bit, then stop performing actions and I was even barred from performing actions within IG at times. This would continue despite a fair amount of to and from emails until I eventually figured it out.
The solution turned out to be dead simple...
To make IE work like a charm don't log into you IG account on ANY device while it is running.
As long as I remain logged out of IG itself completely, it runs like a well oiled machine. All day everyday. The support was very good throughout this which was a big plus in my books. They responded to my emails within hours every time and worked with me through this to get things right.
Anything new is bound to have issues in the early stages so I'm SUPER glad I stuck with this.
Case Study: My Results With This Software
Now, onto the good stuff! With a bit of persistence and effort in the beginning, I'm now seeing some promising results with this and I've actually found it quite enjoyable which I wasn't really expecting.
I decided to run my IG account (@affiliateunguru) for this site and I figured the best way to go would be to post pictures that motivate and inspire people.
You may be thinking... great, another guy posting 'motivational memes' on his IG account! Fair call 🙂
The thing is, I really do strive to create unique content and I genuinely do love inspiring people to be the best they can be. In fact, that's why I built this site and it's why I've found using IG cool. I think this is a unique way to connect with people and it's different to the content I publish on this site, so I'm a fan!
My point being, just have fun with this and use it as a way to connect with your audience in a genuine way. In doing this you will enjoy it and get awesome results for your business.
The Time Investment
I have a few things on my plate so I've been a bit slack on the posting side of things, but it takes me no more than an hour to put together 7 thoughtful pictures I'm happy to share. That's ONE hour per week and maybe (all up) another hour spent reading comments from my followers and tracking results. I don't respond to every comment on IG for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, I do that on my websites and secondly, when you start adding other social channels into the mix and my sites, it wouldn't take long to get out of control trying to respond to every comment. But I DO read comments and reply at times. I'd rather tell it straight than post 'auto replies', that I'm not keen on.
The bottom line, you can nail this whole thing EASILY in under 2 hours per week. Here are the results I've been getting with this time investment:
Pretty hard to complain with results like this so early in right? I've gotten into the habit of switching off following once per week for a couple of days and just 'liking' to balance things out a bit. This is why you'll see the variations. But this thing damn well works!
It's one thing to have followers on IG, but if you are using this as a tool to grow your business, that's only part of the equation. I'm not very focussed on the ROI aspect for now so I just posted a link to the homepage of my website, but here's how it looks so far:
I've received 28 visits to my site within 26 days after launching this software. I get that this may not seem too exciting, but it really is. When I first built this site it took me MONTHS to start getting any traffic worth talking about, but it grew over time. Much like organic traffic from Google, this WILL grow in time. I have absolutely no doubts about this.
The only difference is, this method is WAY easier than ranking content in search engines and it takes a lot less time. I'm not saying it will all be quick and easy and require no effort. Not at all. But I am saying there is massive potential here based on what I have seen.
It's only early days, but the visitors I'm getting from IG are very interested in some of the products I recommend as an affiliate according to aggregated Google Analytics data. This means the quality of the traffic is potentially high which is absolutely key to getting worthwhile results.
I thought it might be cool to share my progress with this software each month for the next 6 months. I'll upload my stats at the start of a new month and share the results I've been seeing and any tips I have on getting better results. Bookmark this post because I'll update you here.
What I Liked
- Very simple and easy to use
- Training on setting things up and getting better results
- You can try for $1 and there's a solid money back guarantee in place
- The results look very promising so far
- Low time and cost to access high quality targeted traffic
- I've found using IG enjoyable and a cool way to connect with people
- Active Facebook group and regular webinars
What I Didn't Like
- Bit of a nightmare at first until we got things straightened out
Based on my experience, this is a very effective tool to connect with your audience and grow you following. I'm a fan!
I'm not a huge social media buff by any stretch, but I know how powerful it can be for an online business. The idea of building an Instagram following has been in the back of mind for a while now so for me, this has been an awesome way to connect with people in my niche and grow my following.
It's only early days, but I'm excited to see where this software is heading and the results it continues producing. I'll keep you guys updated as things progress. Hope this helps!
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