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Instagram Follow Train: Rules, Groups, Guidelines

In this article, you’re going to learn exactly how Instagram Follow Trains work.

This strategy has helped countless of people to grow their Instagram followers and increase their engagement rates.

However, you’ll need to know a few things.

Where to find an Instagram Follow Train, and how to use them correctly to get results.

Because at the end of the day, you want to get real, engaged followers and not people that will ghost you for the entirety of their follow duration.

At the end of this article, you should be able to utilize Instagram Follow Trains correctly and grow any Instagram account from 0-1000 followers.

Let’s get right into it.

What is a Instagram Follow Train?

An Instagram Follow Train (also known as the Instagram Follow Chain), is where a group of people share their Instagram handles and follow each other.

In other words, they’re utilizing a strategy known as the follow for follow.

To put it simply, the follow for follow strategy is the act of following as many people as possible, preferably in your niche, for the hope that the person would follow you back.

Instagram Follow Trains works exactly the same way.

Do Follow Trains work?

Yes, Instagram Follow Trains work tremendously well if you’re utilizing follow for follow groups on top of it.

We did a case study to analyze the potential of Follow Trains using a couple of brand new accounts.

Here’s the result we got:

Day 1

This is day 1 of utilizing Follow Trains for means of growth. We gained 180 followers in less than 3 days.

Month 2

Exactly 2 months later, we managed to hit 1,000 followers.

Keep in mind not only we managed to achieve 1,000 followers in a moderate duration, but at that period of time, our posts had a fairly decent engagement rate as well (around 30%).

From this case study, you can infer that Follow Trains do in fact work really well, if you’re utilizing them correctly.

But we’ll talk more about that later.

How do you find Instagram Follow Trains?

Now, here’s the million dollar question. How do you find good Instagram Follow Trains?

We got you.

For a start – our website, Followchain is an Instagram Follow Train.

Specifically, Followchain is a follow for follow community for Instagram.

It’s a great place where you can self-promote your Instagram and find people to follow in your niche. That way, not only you can easily grow your followers but increase your engagement rates.

The best part is, it’s free for life.

Treat it like a social network where you can network and connect with others through Instagram.

You can sign up for free here.

Once you’ve registered and verified your email (make sure to check your junk/spam mail), you’ll notice a long list of people sharing their Instagram handles along with a short description of themselves.

You should do the same.

Instagram Follow Train rules

To make your lives easier, here’s a simple 3-step process you can use when utilizing an Instagram Follow Train.

Step 1: Share your Instagram link on the site on a daily basis.

Step 2: Find and follow others that are in the same niche as yours in these communities (this will greatly increase your engagement rates and mitigate ghost followers).

Step 3: Send a direct message to those users on Instagram that you have followed that you came from the respective community for a follow back.

Note: If you carried out step 3, there is a 95% chance that the user will follow you back. So you don’t have to worry about users not reciprocating.

The advantages of an Instagram Follow Train

An Instagram Follow Train comes with both positives and negatives.

Firstly, let’s talk about its advantages.

The community aspect.

Joining a follow for follow group means that you’ll be part of a community of like-minded people who’d reciprocate follows and engagement.

The community aspect of it is super nice. You can also forge friendships and have occasional banters between one another.

Knowing that you’re part of a community has the ability to boost your confidence in the world of social media.

Unfortunately, a lot of people care about numbers. The number of followers they have, the number of likes they receive, or the number of comments they get.

In Instagram, it’s all about a numbers game. Metrics do matter whether we like it or not.

And the reality is, not many people have a strong social media network. Follow Trains (follow for follow groups) help people to expand their network easily.

You’ll get to find interesting people and new accounts to follow

Instagram Follow Trains reinforces the Instagram search engine.

In other words, you’ll be able to find unique accounts of people that you wouldn’t be able to find through an Instagram search simply because you do not know their Instagram handle.

Using an analogy – you’ll need to ask for someone’s Instagram username before following them. Otherwise, you’re going to have a hard time finding their profile.

Follow Trains (follow for follow groups) allows people to share their Instagram handle along with a short description about themselves or the content that they post.

This allows you to have a better understanding of their niche and the ability to follow them if you truly enjoy their content.

It’s a quick way to grow your Instagram Followers

Utilizing Follow Trains by joining follow for follow groups is one of the quickest ways you can grow your Instagram followers which produces results.

This is because if you send a direct message to the user you’ve followed that you came from the respective community; they’re almost guaranteed to follow you back.

Additionally, if you’re meticulous about who you’re following/direct messaging, your engagement rates will be high because both parties are in the same niche.

The disadvantages of an Instagram Follow Train

Likewise, there’s always a disadvantage of an Instagram Follow Train.

Your feed will be cluttered with random posts (if you’re not careful about who you’re following)

The problem with utilizing an Instagram Follow Train is that your feed will be cluttered with random posts if you follow literally everyone in the follow for follow groups.

You’ll have to spend some time muting posts that you do not like and people that post way too much.

Hence, the correct way to utilize Follow Trains is to carefully select who to follow. Check their post consistency and their feed.

If you don’t like the person’s content, it’s best not to follow them at all.

One more follower (low quality) makes no difference.

It’s really time-consuming

If you’re hoping to utilize a Follow Train (follow for follow group), you’ll have to be prepared to allocate 1-2 hours of your time daily on this strategy.

It takes a lot of time and energy to follow and direct message 50 users a day; if not 10-20.

Hence, you shouldn’t utilize this strategy if you’re not willing to put in the work.

There’s always going to be a handful of ghost followers

You need an app to constantly track ghost followers (users that don’t engage on your posts at all).

Again, if you’re not careful about who you choose to follow, the engagement you’re going to be getting might be low because both parties don’t enjoy each other’s content and you guys might end up muting posts.

You need to consistently remove ghost followers to keep your engagement rate high.

At the end of the day, engagement is the most important metric on Instagram.

If you have a high follower count but very low engagement rates, you might have a poor quality account.

The conclusion: Should you use an Instagram Follow Train?

Yes – If you’re willing to set aside your followers to following ratio and have the willingness to allocate 1-2 hours of your time direct messaging users, then you should utilize it and join a follow for follow group.

No – If you hope for a perfect followers to following ratio and detest hard work, then using a Follow Train is not ideal.

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Author: Lim How Wei. Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain, a community that simplifies growth and networking for Instagram users. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

About the author

Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with 8+ years of experience in Social Media Marketing and 4+ years of experience as an active investor in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written thousands of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.

Lim has been quoted and referenced by major publications and media companies like WikiHow, Fast Company, HuffPost, Vice, New York Post, The Conversation, and many others. One of his articles about the gig economy was quoted by Joe Rogan who hosts The Joe Rogan Experience (arguably the most popular podcast in the world), in the This Past Weekend podcast by Theo Von.

In his free time, Lim plays multiple games like Genshin Impact, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Hearthstone, RuneScape, and many others. He creates guides, walkthroughs, solutions, and more on games that he plays to help other players with their progression.