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How To Get Instagram Shoutouts: A Complete Guide

By Kate Lapicka

How To Get Instagram Shoutouts- A Complete Guide

Instagram shoutouts are a simple but promising way to promote an online business. We have been using it since 2016 and we still get great results! From this step-by-step complete guide you’ll learn how to effectively use this advertising method and get new followers on Instagram.

There are several channels allowing to promote your dropshipping business on the Internet. The most efficient and popular ones, as we know, are social networks, and especially Instagram.

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According to independent researches, Instagram prompts and inspires a user to get interested and engaged in something to a much greater degree than Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Instagram gives you the opportunity to place official paid advertisements in the Feed or Stories. For such ads, you can choose your target audience and select a really narrow segment – it’s even possible to use people’s personal interests as the basis for the segmentation. Plus, you can place an active button under such ads: the button will redirect users to your company site, or initiate the app download. For targeting, information from connected Facebook accounts is used. It helps to show ads only to the interested users. However, much like the majority of ads, sponsored posts on Instagram annoy users because they are shown forcibly.

One more disadvantage of official paid ads is that users mostly ignore them and scroll them down without reading. As a result, you lose your potential customers.

An alternative option of direct advertising is Instagram shoutouts. These are paid posts in popular bloggers’ accounts that are somehow related to your store theme. They don’t look like ads at all – that’s why users actively like them, make reposts and leave comments. Your account becomes more popular, sales increase, and users become more loyal to your store.

For one store, we order 2-3 shoutouts per day getting 7-10 orders from each. The math is simple here – you spend, for example, $20 and get $250 of the net profit.

Therefore, Instagram shoutouts are a cool commercial tool to promote your dropshipping store. Get ready – you’re going to learn how to use them right!

How to get Instagram shoutouts?

1. Decide whether your niche is fine for promoting on Instagram

2. Create an Instagram account for your store

3. Choose items to promote

4. Find nice accounts for Instagram shoutout placement

5. Buy a shoutout 

6. Prepare info for this IG shoutout

7. Duplicate it in your store’s Instagram

8. Analyze the results

Now let’s take a closer look at each step. As an illustration, we’ve chosen our dropshipping store with phone cases.

Step 1. Is your niche suitable for promotion on Instagram?

We know that, all in all, Instagram is very convenient for products promotion, but we want you to get REALLY great results. That’s why we ask you to pay a little bit more attention to the following aspects.

Decide whether your niche is suitable for Instagram advertising or not. Try to figure out what is your target audience. What’s the age of these people? Do they use this social media platform? What are their interests and peculiarities? Are they ready to spontaneously buy something? If after answering these questions you understand that Instagram is a fine channel for your store promotion, don’t hesitate to start advertising there.

Don’t feel bad if Instagram isn’t suitable for your store. Anyway, there’s always room for experiments – and Instagram shoutouts is a good and cheap way to find out whether it’s really worth making ads in bloggers’ accounts.

Step 2. Create your store’s account on Instagram

To create an account that is catchy and engaging to your audience, start with writing an appealing bio.

Wondering how to create a winning Instagram bio? Check out this article!

To fill your account, use entertaining content related to your store theme. It can be some nice photos, humor, quotes or anything that relates to your products. Add copies with CTAs (call-to-actions) to the pics. Place some hashtags that would draw the attention of your prospective customers.

store’s account on Instagram

For example: “Like and Share! Visit us!” #phonecase #iphonecase #samsungcase

copies with CTAs on Instagram post

In addition, use commercial content that reflects your store product range. Such posts contain a product picture, its title, price and a CTA (“check out site”, “learn more”, “tag a friend” and so on). You can also write about your worldwide free shipping service, your guarantees, and payment service providers.

commercial content on Instagram

To automatically fill our Instagram accounts with both commercial and entertaining contents, we use Social Rabbit Plugin.

Step 3. Choose items or a category to promote on Instagram

To pick products to advertise we make a little research – we try to find and analyze items that our audience could be interested in. For this purpose, we use AliExpress, Pinterest and Ebay.

First of all, we take a look at how many times this product was bought on AliExpress. Let’s say, we want to create an ad about cat-themed phone cases. We make a search request “cat phone case”, choose “Orders” filter and voila – here we see the best-selling phone cases with cats.

pick Aliexpress products to advertise on Instagram

It is also important to look through customers’ reviews on this product and check the seller’s rating. Lots of positive reviews are a sign of a high-quality product.

Aliexpress seller’s rating

Pay attention to delivery time as well. Try to choose items with fast delivery since it will help you avoid complaints and refunds.

We search for the most popular pins with cat phone cases on Pinterest.

most popular pins on Pinterest

On Ebay we make a search request “cat phone case” and take a look which ones were bought most often.

Ebay items for shoutout

Having figured out what product is the most popular on AliExpress, Ebay and Pinterest, check whether you have one in your store. If you haven’t, add it there and prepare a perfect product page that would be really attractive to customers.

perfect product page for instagram shoutouts

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If you want to advertise not a single product but a whole category, analyze the group of products on this theme.

analyze the group of products

The method of analysis described above is great for the start. However, you can choose an alternative one – searching not for best-sellers but for new products.

You make a search request “cat phone case” and choose “Newest” as a filter. Shown products in the list are not insanely popular and, in some cases, they were never yet bought… But the main point is a seller’s high rating.

search product on Aliexpress for instagram

Nevertheless, you can add a new item from low-rating seller – just keep in mind that there’s a chance he can let you down in the future.

To learn what items you should probably advertise, analyze items that are gaining popularity on Pinterest or Instagram. This method takes more time than the previous one but it can work best of all.

All bestsellers at our sites were found upon the use of these two methods.

Step 4. How to find Instagram accounts for placing shoutouts

So, you’ve chosen an item or a category to promote. Now it’s time to find and select bloggers’ Instagram accounts to place your ads.

If we want to advertise a cat phone case, we should understand whether these accounts are attractive for our target audience. Try to figure out what accounts your potential customers follow, make a list of their interests for future reference.

For example, the phone case with kittens we’ve chosen can be advertised to young women who love cats, cute things and kawaii style. So, we will find accounts using words “cats”, “cute”, “kawaii”.

Type these words one by one in the Instagram search box.

How to find Instagram accounts for shoutout

So, we found lots of accounts related to cats. Now we need to check each of them – it really won’t take a lot of time. Now, evaluate each account by the following criteria:

1. General info about profile

Check the language of an account. If your webstore was made for English speakers and you want to make all ads in English, there’s no sense in placing ads in accounts in Turkish. You can conduct an experiment and order an Instagram shoutout in Turkish account, but it’s really better to promote products in accounts in your target audience native language.

info about Instagram profile

2. Number and quality of followers

Select accounts with more than 100,000 Instagram followers.

You may find lots of million-plus accounts, but this number doesn’t mean that you’ll greatly benefit from placing your shoutouts there. It is very likely that owner of such an account will demand lots of money for an ad.

For instance, we were once searching for shoutout Instagram accounts to advertise kitchen utensils and came across one million-plus account that set a $250 price for a shoutout. So, we realized that even if we pay such money for an ad, it won’t pay off and won’t let us get any profit.

If you’re just beginning to use Instagram shoutouts, we recommend you to choose accounts with 100,000-500,000 followers. After a while, you can start looking for smaller accounts. Sometimes ones with 50,000 real followers can generate even greater profit.

Number and quality of followers

When you analyze large accounts, don’t neglect their followers quality. Check several accounts of people who leave comments. If there are no posts and it has a strange account name like “dollymolly345”, it is more than likely that the blogger bought comments to increase engagement and, therefore, get more profit from his ads.

3. Quality of the content and number of promotional posts

Look through account posts. Does this account resonate with your store? Is it suitable for advertising the product you’ve chosen? Estimate how many promotional materials are placed there, on what niches and products. If a blogger publishes lots of diverse ads about absolutely different products – he definitely doesn’t think about his account content quality and cares only about money. Accounts littered with ads are not appealing to customers at all.

Quality of the Instagram content

4. Quality of engagement

Engagement on Instagram means users’ reaction to account contents. So, it is necessary to check to what degree the account you’ve chosen is interesting for its followers.

Take a look at several posts in the account, note the percentage of the followers who react to the posts. Define the percentage of likes against the number of followers – it should be more than 10%.

If an account has 100,000 followers with only 200-300 likes on posts – there’s a high chance that this account is not attractive for users or the blogger used the mass following. (It is automated increasing of followers number, the majority of which are bots. Instagram doesn’t allow to use this method and can ban this account.)

Quality of Instagram engagement

It is necessary to note that, because of Instagram Smart Feed, users see photos only from accounts they constantly interact with – like, read, comment. So, a user doesn’t see a content he or she isn’t interested in.

However, a number of likes on Instagram really can’t be the most important basic characteristic when you try to evaluate some account effectiveness or explore Instagram as a promotional tool. But why? Actually, because we never can be sure what part of the content motivated a user to double tap.

Comments, on the contrary, are a more trustworthy characteristic. It takes some time to leave a comment, so, if a user does that, we can be sure they are really engaged.

Every time you search for an account for a shoutout, estimate it by these four criteria. It takes only a few minutes but brings really great results. If you see that an account is artificially big or “dead” – don’t order a shoutout there and do that on other nice and active accounts.

TIP: As time goes by, you’ll need to find new accounts since followers of a particular account can be easily fed up with your ads – and that’s natural. Searching for new accounts and ordering Instagram shoutouts from new bloggers is the formula of success.

Step 5. Order an Instagram shoutout in some blogger’s account

So, you’ve found a well-trusted account to promote your product… But how to ask for a shoutout on Instagram?

Actually, it’s simple. Just write a message to the account’s owner using Direct Messages section. Ask if he or she makes IG shoutouts, and suggest contacting you.

We write such a text:

Hello! My name is Kate. Your account is really awesome! Are you interested in paid shoutouts? If yes, could you, please, let me know your prices so we could discuss the details? I can make the shoutouts for you in my account as well. Thank you in advance for your reply!

In addition, you can send him or her an e-mail if an email address is presented in the bio. Sometimes we write both a direct message on Instagram and an email – in this case, you increase the chance to get a response.

We would like to warn you that not all of the bloggers agree to place shoutouts, some of them even don’t answer our messages. The more bloggers you write to, the higher is the probability to find someone for cooperation.

TIP:  create a table to fill with accounts you wrote to. Mark the ones who answered and the ones who didn’t.

Which Instagram shoutout details should you discuss?

1. Instagram shoutout price

Instagram shoutout prices depend on a niche and may vary from $10 to $50 for every 100,000 followers. Sometimes a blogger charges up – don’t hesitate to haggle over the price and suggest your terms. If a price seems too high, try to find another account with a reasonable price.

If your store already has a big audience of active buyers, you can try SFS (shoutout for shoutout) Instagram posts. Offer this collaboration strategy to a blogger: as a rule, it works well for bloggers with young yet rapidly growing accounts. Also, you can try exchanging SFS posts on Instagram with other stores: pick the ones that work in relared niches, and make your offer.

2. Placement format

It is important to discuss what info a blogger should post for you. A standard set is a product image, a caption and a link to a product or some category in an account profile.

Don’t forget to talk through the way a blogger will receive all your info – via Direct Messages or email.

Order an Instagram shoutout

3. Payment

After you had a talk about the price and a placement format, ask a blogger about his preferable payment service provider. We usually favor to pay via PayPal – it’s the most convenient method for us!

If a blogger has a PayPal account, we ask to send us their email address. If they don’t have one, we suggest our product as a payment – they often agree. But you can discuss with bloggers any method of payment convenient for you.

Payment Instagram shoutouts

Usually, we pay for a shoutout right before its placement and discuss payment time with a blogger in advance.

If you do use PayPal for paying for Instagram shoutouts and cooperate with a blogger for the first time, it’s better to send a payment using such function as “Pay for goods or services”. In this case, PayPal will charge a fee for a blogger. Actually, they are always not satisfied with it – that’s why we add from 10% to 20% to the payment to provide a blogger with a full sum. The advantage of this method of payment is that you can always make a refund if a blogger turns out to be dishonest.

PayPal for paying for Instagram shoutouts

If it’s not the first time you’re cooperating with this blogger and they have never let you down, it is possible to send them payments via “Send money to friends or family” (in new functionality of PayPal – “Send payment for your online purchases”). Now it’s you who is charged a fee, and it is much more difficult to make a refund.

Send payment for your online purchases

4. Duration of your IG shoutout

Usually, a shoutout duration is 24 hours, but you can ask for only 12 hours with a discount.

5. Day of week

In fact, we buy Instagram shoutouts every day. However the best days for them are Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This is the time when people buy online more actively – that’s why we order more shoutouts on these days to involve as much potential customers as possible.

TIP: Bloggers themselves can share some useful info about their account as Instagram gives the opportunity to analyse followers. So, just ask a blogger to send you the statistics on the account – you’ll see his followers’ sex, gender, geographic location and peak activity time. Use this data wisely and you will clearly know who’s going to see your ad.

ask statistics on the Instagram account

Instagram account statistics

6. Blogger’s timezone

It’s better to place shoutouts when blogger’s followers are at the peak of activity. Shoutout duration has to cover the time when your audience is at the peak of activity, too, and is ready to buy your product.

For example, if you want to attract buyers from the USA, there’s no sense in placing a shoutout at 9 am on Monday. The best time, in this case, would be from 12 pm to 12 am EST.

It is important to find out in which country or in which time zone bloggers live. We often stay in tune with their clocks – it helps them not to make mistakes when creating and placing shoutouts for us.

Instagram Blogger’s timezone

TIP: be as polite as possible to avoid conflicts. We have been working with lots of bloggers for a good deal of time, and, of course, something goes wrong during communication from time to time, but we always try to quickly find a solution and save good vibes. Such an approach will result in an increasing number of bloggers to cooperate with for a long time.


Step 6. Prepare info for making an Instagram ad

So, a blogger agreed to place a shoutout, you’ve discussed the right day and time. Now you should prepare some info – but what to say in a shoutout on Instagram?  So, usually, it includes a product picture, a short but informative caption inspiring to buy your item, hashtags, and a link to this product of some category.

Let’s analyze all these elements:

1. Product picture

Think through the way of your product presentation. You can make a single picture of this product, or a collage with different products, or product variations. You can place the info about free worldwide shipping in the picture as well. All in all, place there anything you see fit.

For instance, this is a single pic of our product:

Instagram ad

An example of a product variations collage:

Instagram collage ad

Here is an example of a product picture for Stories (1080x1920px):

product picture for Stories

An example of the pics for Instagram carousel (function allowing to place several photos in one post to swipe right):Instagram carousel Instagram carousel 2

You can also ask a blogger to place a video or a video presentation as a shoutout. You can search for it on the Internet.

Use any video editor or an app in your phone to create a video presentation with your product photos. Keep in mind that video format should meet Instagram requirements.

Frankly speaking, we don’t use video shoutouts so often since it really takes a while to make them. However, video content is gaining popularity now and it is more viral. If you have an opportunity to create video shoutouts, don’t hesitate to do that!

2. Caption

It should be short but insightful. Take a look at text examples we usually use.

As a rule, the text contains the product name, advantages of buying from our store, and a reference to our Instagram profile. It is vital to include a call-to-action – to tag a friend, to follow a link, etc.

make a shoutout advertising

If you make a shoutout advertising some product category, make sure the caption is suitable for all the products in this category.

make a shoutout advertising

3. Hashtags

Add several related hashtags to make this post viral – now it will be seen not only by the blogger’s followers but by everybody who searches for posts using these hashtags.

4. Link to the product or product category

Don’t make a too long product link. You can use Google Shortener to make it (you’ll be surprised!) shorter.

Link to the product

Link to the product Instagram

But actually, we don’t use it very often – we think it’s better to place a link containing your shop’s name since it inspires more trust in users.

Having prepared all the info, send it to the blogger via direct messages or email.

instagram shoutout example

TIP: If you advertise some group of your products, make sure they appear in the first positions in the category ranked by popularity.

Step 7. Duplicate this post in your store’s Instagram account and answer all the comments

In fact, we do it before a blogger places a shoutout in his account. After he does that, we keep an eye on the comments under our post and under the shoutout, and answer them – it helps to stimulate purchases.

instagram shoutout example

To increase buyers’ interest in your product, you can use this trick:

Create several Instagram accounts under different names and use them to leave comments under the shoutout. Write that you’ve bought this product, you’re satisfied with the quality and the delivery was fast. Such comments will definitely inspire other users to buy your product.leave comments under the shoutout

TIP: When you already have a base of accounts you work with, create a shoutout schedule for each week and book shoutouts in advance.

The way we do it:

Each Monday, we make an approximate shoutout schedule for the following week keeping in mind when and from which blogger it’s better to order a paid ad. Then we start writing to the bloggers to book a day and time for shoutouts. After they accept suggested terms, we decide the day of payment. Sometimes bloggers ask us to pay in advance – we do that only if we already know this particular blogger as a responsible and diligent person.

We advise you to make such schedule and to book dates in advance since lots of online shops already use shoutouts for the promotion of their goods.

Step 8. Analyze the results!

Placing shoutouts leads to increases in sales, boost of your site’s traffic, and organic growth of the Instagram account of your store.

Obviously, the very first source of info about your sales is the “Orders” tab in AliDropship Plugin section on your site. Here you will see how many purchases were made and how many carts were abandoned.

IG shoutout results

To trace numbers of orders from each shoutout, you can use UTM-marks for creating every link a blogger will put in his bio. If your goals at Google Analytics are set, you’ll be able to check how many visitors added the product to a cart, how many visitors reached “Proceed to Pay”, and how many purchases were made.

Create an individual link for each blogger.


Actually, we experiment with such links and not always place links with UTM-marks because, as I previously mentioned, a link containing your shop’s name inspires more users’ trust.

However, a link without a UTM-mark doesn’t make it possible to trace a source of sales and analyze the efficiency of the account where your shoutout was placed.

Having ordered a shoutout, make sure there’s a boost of traffic on your site. It is a sign that the account followers found your offer interesting.

boost traffic on your site with IG

If there’s a boost of traffic on your site but no change in the amount of purchases or addings to cart, it means that unfortunately, your offer lacks something. Try to make a shoutout in this account once again and analyze the results.

If there’s no boost of traffic at all, we can conclude that the account from which you ordered a shoutout is not effective enough or, probably, you’ve chosen wrong time for the placement.

So, analyze, analyze and analyze once again! Make several shoutouts about different products in different accounts. Try to diversify your ads, make them attractive and catchy. Think about your potential customers, offer something interesting to them and your success will not be long in coming!

How to get Instagram shoutouts for free

Another great thing about Instagram shoutouts is that you could try and get them for free.

Yes. You got it right. Free Instagram shoutouts.

Of course, it’s going to take more time and effort, but could save you some money.

There is a tried-and-tested way to pull it off.

  • First

It’s hard to get free Instagram shoutouts from the accounts having more than 100,000 followers. In exchange, you may offer your items or a percentage of the sales made through the influencer’s page. Theoretically, it might work out.


As practice shows, your offer is likely to be rejected. These accounts don’t lack entrepreneurs’ attention. They’re flooded with offers from online stores’ owners just like you. And the better part of them are ready to pay money.

That’s why you need to pick an alternative strategy and pay your attention to less ‘spoiled’ influencers. Look for the accounts having from 5,000 to 10,000 followers. Their owners could be some ordinary people who haven’t yet thought to make money from these accounts.

These Instagram pages have some advantages you could use to get the most favorable result.

  • Not many online entrepreneurs consider them as advertising platforms. Thus, there is less competition.
  • There are much more accounts with 5,000-10,000 followers than pages with over 100,000 subscribers.
  • There is a higher level of involvement and trust on these accounts. Their followers tend to be more passionate about the subject covered.

So, use these parameters to find as many suitable Instagram pages as you can.

  • Second

Treat them like customers, not like influencers.

Keep it in mind: the owners of these accounts are highly interested in the products.

When you’ve found enough pages, send all of them a message. Offer them to take a part in a contest with a chance to get your products for free.

Now, you’ve got their interest.

When they reply to you and agree to participate, say that the only requirement is to put your promo post on their pages.

If they agree and post it, send the message showing your gratitude.

  • Third

That’s all. Sit tight and reap the harvest.

And don’t forget to keep your promise and deliver the gift items!

As a result, these free shoutouts can bring you decent money. Reward the most useful account with one of your items. Since AliExpress prices are really low, it won’t cost you much. Moreover, it will be a great contribution to your positive image.

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Well, we taught you how to effectively create and order Instagram shoutouts, and there’s no doubt that this method generates a good deal of sales! Use Instagram shoutouts wisely and even your first results will surpass all your expectations!

By Kate Lapicka
Kate is a project manager at AliDropship E-commerce department. She creates, implements and analyses special marketing strategies to promote drop shipping stores.
Louis Ikce 6 years ago

This is a wonderful write up. I am amazed as the so much content in it. This what most people pay to teach. Thank Kate for taking out time to give us such a quality post. Many more expect from you.

Kate Lapicka 6 years ago

Thank you! I try my best and really interested in high results of our clients!

stanley 6 years ago

thanks alot

Adra 6 years ago

great article!

Yaseen. 6 years ago

Believe me or not! I have never read an article like this! WONDERFULL!

Sundance 6 years ago

Also a big thanks from my side. Really informative!

Ryan 6 years ago

One of the best posts here! Thank you, Kate!
Question! Have you ever sent a product to influencer and later he/she makes photos himself and promotes you in that way? Lately, I am receiving many offers but mostly from small Instagram accounts and asking to send them too much.

Kate Lapicka 6 years ago

Hello! Thanks for your positive feedback! Yes, we practice sending our goods to bloggers, but we cooperate with them in this way only if we trust them or if they simply don’t have a PayPal account. We ask a blogger to take a photo of our product and to write a positive recommendation. Sometimes we write it ourselves accentuating fast delivery and good quality of an item.
Several times we ordered shoutouts in the following manner: we found a natural photo of our product in AliExpress customers’ reviews or simply on Google, and created the utmost natural text for a blogger. Then we asked a blogger to look it through and post it as it is or rewrite it according to his or her preferences.
In addition, we included a promotional coupon into the text so that blogger’s followers could use it. So, we wanted our shoutout to look like a friendly recommendation and not like an ad.
This method of creating shoutouts takes more time, but it’s worth experimenting with it!

We frequently receive messages from bloggers who have small accounts. If his followers are well-engaged, we thank him, answer that we will consider his proposal and mark him as a prospective advertiser in our base.

Ryan 6 years ago

Great information, thank you once again!

Nadeem 6 years ago

This is an awesome article , very thorough. I have 3 questions:
1- How much do u pay Instagram influencer and blogger respectively ? What are the guidelines do u follow ?
2- How do u find out the bloggers who will agree?
3- Do u use different AD Copy for the same product’s shoutout in IG ?
Lastly do u only depend on IG shoutout (no FB AD ) ?
Thnx for this awesome article

Kate Lapicka 6 years ago

Hello! Thanks a lot for your feedback! Let me answer all your questions:
1. Usually, when we search for bloggers who are ready to place shoutouts for us, we are ready to pay $10 for each 100k followers. However, sometimes we are ready to pay $10 for 40-50k – but only if the blogger’s account has a high engagement rate. You can learn how we evaluate engagement in the 4th subparagraph of the 4th step in this article.

2. To find bloggers, first of all you should decide what keywords you should use to find their accounts. Try to figure out what accounts your target audience could follow.
For example, if we search for accounts to place shoutouts about sports goods, we use such keywords as “sport”, “sporty”, “lifestyle”, etc.
The 4th step in my article tells how to find fine bloggers and accounts.

3. If I got your question right, we use the same ad copies in our account as ones we send to the bloggers.
We test different ways to advertise our products – FB ADS, Instagram ADS, Google Shopping, Pinterest ADS, content marketing. Moreover, we are about to create advertising strategies on Twitter.

Keerthan 6 years ago

Great Article, Its a Gold of Information,
I have a doubt how much order you got on 2nd November?

Kate Lapicka 6 years ago

Hello! Thank you for your attention!
We spent $10 and got 7 orders!

Omario Hankora 6 years ago

Agree. Great article !! Couple questions if you may.
1- How often could you use the same influencer so that their followers don’t get bored from ads??
2-How can someone scale up using influencers. ?
3- Are you familiar with shoutcart? is it a good place to find influencers?
4- Do you have any articles like that for Facebook Ads?
Appreciate your input.

Vladimir 6 years ago

Thank you, Kate for such an informative guide. Based on this guide and inspired by Yan’s recent success I hope my stores will finally take off! As a matter of fact, I was a little bit greedy and started two almost simultaneously in December, but had only 4 orders so far 🙁

Chic 6 years ago

Great article! Thank you, Kate. ‘Looking forward to learning more from you. Best regards.

JEEiEE 6 years ago

Thanks a lot

moses 5 years ago

Very helpful.i love this

Albert 5 years ago

Thank you for the detailed guide. Do you offer courses for newbies ??(is it ok to start with print on demand)

Emin Asgarov 5 years ago

Nice stuff! Thanks a bunch!

Mathew 5 years ago

This is by far the most informative article about Instagram Shoutouts that I’ve ever read! Thanks 🙂

By the way, which software did you use to create the ads?
The 50% Off sticker especially is really nice. Where is it from?


Kate Lapicka 5 years ago

Hello! Thank you so much!
I use Adobe Photoshop for creating ads. Sale labels i downloaded from

subin babu 5 years ago

One of the best social marketing post i ever read, thanks for sharing!

Kate Lapicka 5 years ago

Thank you so much!

Kapsoki 5 years ago

I found it very difficult to find an influencer whose rate is about $10. I contacted over 100 influencers with less than 100,000 followers. But no one offered me a rate of $10. Their rates are very high. Some influencers even quoted thousands of dollars for a shoutout. And many influencers quoted hundreds of dollars. How many emails or DM do I need to send before I find an influencer who offers $10 for a shoutout?

Kate Lapicka 5 years ago

Hello! The price of shout out depends on the niche. For example, pet accounts take much more money than anime accounts.

Moreover, now shout outs on Instagram have become a very popular form of advertising. The bloggers realized that they could make money. Prices began to rise.

I wrote to many bloggers before finding the best price.

Omer Karakas 5 years ago

Awesome. You have covered lots of stuff. This article is of great value.

Anowar 5 years ago

Thanks for amazing learning article on instagram marketing!

Anowar 5 years ago

This is an excellent article with very awesome information related to Instagram marketing!

Fatkhurrohim 4 years ago

Good article

Sudart 4 years ago

I have been promoting on Instagram shoutout for 1 time a week for 2 weeks with my protential vdo and captions. But I have got not even one sale. I am not sure if I did the right strategy or something wrong in my site. I am abit desperate to start making a sale now for my dropship store. Thanks in advance

Olga L. 4 years ago

Hi, thank you for your question!
We don’t see your store and your shoutouts, which is why we can’t say why it didn’t work. So, this is how we can help you:
– We can review your store to see if something is wrong with it – learn more about it here:
– And, we can create ready Facebook and Instagram ads for you (ad text, image, and audience settings are included) – learn more about it here:
We hope it will help you!

Elo 4 years ago

This is wonderful. Thanks kate!
I have been procrastinating starting ali dropshiping but right now, I’m gonna give it a trial

Peter Paras 4 years ago

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Pat 4 years ago

Hi Kate, thank you for the excellent information. I really enjoy reading your articles, but unfortunately, ALL of your replies to people in the Comment section are CUT-OFF after 3 lines so your great answers cannot be fully read!
I don’t know why this is happening? Is this something you can fix? Thanks in advance for looking into it. 🙂

Olga L. 4 years ago

Hi, thank you for your kind feedback!

Please, try opening this page on a different device or in a different browser.

Nelson 3 years ago

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Fidelia 3 years ago

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