So here’s a script you can copy and paste to ask for shout outs. Nice and simple really, so simple its usually overlooked.
First off you have to be able to message the account on Instagram you want the shout out from. Some accounts won’t allow this. Most should.
SO HERE’S THE SCRIPT
DIRECT MESSAGE PART 1.
<COPY> Hi, love your account! Seeing as we are both in the INSERT YOUR NICHE HERE sphere, do you want to give each other a shoutout on our respective pages to direct new followers to each other? Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks < END COPY>
People will usually get back within a day or so…
DIRECT MESSAGE PART 2.
<COPY>Just something like “Follow our friends at @INSERT YOU USERNAME HERE for great INSERT YOUR NICHE HERE photos like this!” would be great.< END COPY>
and then send them a picture. Don’t forget to ask what picture & text they’d like sharing. and share it.
Nice and simple, as long as your niche’s are the same and your images are quality. You’ll be able to get some decent shout-outs if you choose the right accounts.
This might not be for everyone, but should work for smaller accounts trying to grow.