We all know that building up an Instagram account from scratch takes a lot of work, and there aren’t too many of us these days that actually have the time for it. What if you could buy an already established Instagram account that had real followers, a great engagement rate, and you could take off where they left it, without a hitch? It almost sounds too good to be true, right?

It’s not. There are now quite a lot of companies acting as middlemen between the seller of a great Instagram account and a buyer. Let’s take about what you need to know before you buy an aged IG account.

  1. Do a Background Check

We always recommend that you run a background check on the person that you are talking to, once you’ve found the aged Instagram account that you want to take over. Remember, when you’re purchasing something in a private sale from anyone online, there’s always the risk that they aren’t what they seem, and for some reason, they’re going to rip you off. You’ll need to make sure that they exist, for one, and that they own the account, they’re claiming to be selling. You’ll also need to make sure that their followers aren’t bots, fake, or inactive accounts.

  1. Find the Same Niche

When thinking about what aged Instagram account you want to take over, it’s pretty important that you find one in the same niche as what you want to turn it into. For example, if you’re hoping to run a successful Instagram photography page, there’s no point in looking for an established profile that’s all about food. This is because that page will have a dedicated following expecting more posts about food, and as soon as they realize you’re changing its tune, they’ll start dropping off.

  1. Be Thorough with Your Deal

Most websites that act as middlemen in this situation do everything they can to verify the sellers of aged Instagram accounts – but they can’t guarantee everybody, all the time. This is why you need to make sure that you agree on the terms of sale in detail so that you don’t get caught out your end with something. Once you’ve verified that the person that’s selling the account is the rightful owner, and the followers are real, you’ll need to agree on a price, and ensure that the account will be delivered to you as it is.

  1. Switch Your Email

One of the first things you need to do when you’ve just purchased an aged Instagram account is to make sure that the previous owner switches the profile’s email to be yours. It will still be under theirs, and in your terms of agreement, you would have agreed that they switch this over when it is sold. This is one of the first things they need to do – otherwise, they still have jurisdiction over the account and could end up blocking you from it once they’re received the payment.

Final Thoughts

The thought of purchasing an aged Instagram account that already has a plethora of loyal followers sounds like a dream come true – if you can pull it off and way easier than starting from scratch – even if using a growth service for Instagram.

The reality is that there are a lot of people online selling profiles that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, so you’ve got to be careful. Additionally, Instagram technically doesn’t like this approach in general, so you’ve got to make sure that everything is above board when it comes to the account you’ve chosen, and you can seamlessly make it look like it’s now yours.

If you pull it off, this is a great, effective, easy way to get a good head start on your Instagram cred. Happy trading!