I'm often asked how I grow my social media followings so quickly. Thanks to some lesser known strategies, and one particular feature hidden in plain site, I'm able to rapidly execute my ideas and build a big following.
I utilized this strategy earlier this year to help build this Facebook page.
This strategy works up to 100k followers utilizing a specific feature hidden in plain site--but again, Facebook only allows you to utilize up to 100k followers. After that, there are other strategies, but here I will teach you how to get to 100k as fast as possible.
This is one of the simplest, most straightforward methods there are for building a following quickly. It surprises me how many people don't know about it, disregard it, or don't utilize it for whatever reason.
Here's how to get 100k Facebook followers very fast:
1. It All Starts with Good Content
The first thing you need before you can make this work is post good content on your Facebook page. This method specifically works with Facebook pages.
Here's an example of something that worked really well on my page. It went on to get over 9-million views, 199,000 shares, 30,000 likes and in total has reached over 32,000,000 people. I spent a total of 77 cents on advertising this content.
Before you can utilize any strategy for growing a page, you need to have good content.
What is good content? Good content is anything engaging. Engaging essentially means that it sparks enough interest to not only get someone to consume the content, but to get them to comment, like, or share.
So, before this method will work, you need to have content that is at least somewhat engaging to specifically get people to like--or otherwise engage with--Facebook posts on your page.
2. Don't Be Afraid to Be Edgy
Most people avoid anything that is even remotely edgy. Edgy is not a bad thing when it comes to social media. Let's face it, our feeds are filled with endless junk that we just skim through. To make someone stop and get their attention, you almost have to be a little edgy.
However, edgy does not necessarily mean being rude, controversial, political, or alienating a group of people. You can be edgy in a classy way that simply drums up comments on both sides of the topic. Think of it like intentionally getting contrasting comments or opinions. It doesn't mean to start a fight or huge controversy. I'm not suggesting that.
I find that asking a provocative question is a simple way to get people to engage. Let the contrast of the question to the content be what creates the edge.
3. Utilize This Hidden Feature to Get 20-50 Percent More Followers from Your Engagement
Most people don't know about this step. This is the secret that Facebook is hiding in plain sight.
Here's how it works:
Step 1: Go to your Facebook page and click on the number of likes. See picture below for where to click.
Step 2: After you click the number of likes, a small screen will pop up over top, and it will allow you to "Invite" the people that liked or engaged on the particular piece of content to also like/follow your page. See picture below.
Step 2 above is the hidden feature that most people don't know about and rarely utilize. I have found that I can easily get 20-50 percent conversion from post likes to page followers by inviting people.
A couple notes:
- It has to be done manually
- They only allow you to do xxx-xxxx per 24 hours
- Each person with page access can do xxx-xxxx per 24 hours (big hint to scaling this)
- Invite people that like your content as soon as possible, after X days, the conversion drops
You can rinse and repeat this on as many pages as you like. Again, it stops working after 100,000 page followers. That is the limit for when it turns off the invite feature for your page.