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0-90k FOLLOWERS & MONETIZED IN 4 MONTHS (Instagram Journey)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Simplyliving, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Simplyliving

    Simplyliving Junior Member

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    About: I am a senior in high school and A couple months ago i started an instagram account with 0 followers in a verrry unsaturated niche. over the past 3 months i have grown the account to 66,000 followers and growing. my pictures on my main account get average of 4k-6k likes each and a good amount of comments. (my other accounts have 20k followers and 10k followers). my name on my main instagram helps a lot... and the hashtag of it has 23,000 posts (PM me if you would like to know)

    How:
    for the first month of using my account i would post about 2-3 QUALITY pictures every day. Quality means HD, no pixelated or blurry pictures. (Quality is King). I would also follow about 500-1000 people every day. once my following would get to around 1,200 i would unfollow everybody on that list and start over again from 0 followings. i would mostly follow people who liked pictures of the bigger accounts in my niche (I am the biggest account in my niche now & with the most engagement :cool::cool:) so of course you cant follow/unfollow forever and people got mad when i would keep following and unfollowing them. with my 66k i post about 2-4 times a day. make sure your content isnt spamming users.

    Monetizing: so when i hit around 20k followers i came up with a design on photoshop pertaining to my niche, and i printed them on a gray t-shirt i bought from walmart $4.72....... i made a bigcartel site and sold them for $20 with $5 shipping. i have made just about $600 off that. I have access to a printing press because i am a senior in high school using my classrooms printing station. so i am basically printing for free & shipping only costs about $3 . now i know most people dont have access to such things, but that goes to show you that if you have the following, people will buy... I am also staying away from shout outs on my main account. i will probably use shout outs to monetize my other accounts listed below once they grow a large amount of followers.

    Followliker: after i hit 20k followers I used some of the t-shirt money to purchase followliker so i could automate my following/unfollowing. i usually go week by week following until i hit 7000 following, and then ill go a whole week unfollowing to see how much natural growth i get. i also like about 1000 pictures daily from hashtags in my niche.

    Whats next?: i have another t-shirt design on the way that i am going to put on a black long sleeve shirt. I've been thinking of creating a website so more of my followers can see the content i post. i plan on using wordpress to create that. once i do that i will be able to earn some money from ansense. if someone could help me get a tutorial on how to do that it would be much appriciated!!

    Other accounts:
    i also have 2 other accounts in the same niche. one with 20k followers and an average of 1.5k-2k likes per post and another with 10k followers and 500-1k likes per post. i havent monetized these yet because im not quite sure how besides using a website for adsense. but they both run with the same settings on followliker.

    Conclusion:
    Content is Key for creating a big instagram account in a short period of time. if you have good, quality unique posts, you account will have a great followback ratio and will grow.

    I will definitely be keeping this thread updated as want to have a page where everyone can benefit from it and see my progress.

    Feel free to ask me any questions but please keep them in the thread.
    PM me for my kik username or if you'd like to know what my accounts are.
     
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  2. Jaymien

    Jaymien Regular Member

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    Just one question regarding this, once you hit 1200 did you unfollow everybody straight aways or wait 24-48 hours? I mean did you follow up to 1k in a day, then unfollow everybody the second day and then follow 1k again the third day.. and so on?

    By the way, nice summary of your journey, I enjoyed reading it.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
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  3. gusmclean

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    Awesome work. So did you do everything manually before you got followliker? also what settings do you now use on fl?
     
  4. Simplyliving

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    yeah, usually it would take me about 2 days to get to 1200 and then i would wait like a day or two and then unfollow. thanks though! ill be hitting 100k total followers soon out of 3 accounts so ill update it then.
     
  5. Simplyliving

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    everything was manual until i bought followliker about a month into my journey. doing manually is very tedious but it definitely works if you target your users. I will post my FL settings when i get home from school. Not really sure if I am using it right.
     
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    Wow, that must be a lot of hardwork doing it manually. I would like to know the niche of instagram accounts if possible. Good luck with your journey mate and btw you should ask a mod to move this thread to journey section.
     
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    Nicely Done! I support manually, these days u cannot trust bots!
     
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  8. Simplyliving

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    I mean, it just automates what I'm doing manually. And also liking a ton of pictures
     
  9. Simplyliving

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    PM me your Instagram @ and I will DM you on mine. Its more of an informational bit than a journey. Just trying to help people out :eek:
     
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    Good job man! I love it.
     
  11. PatrikJ

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    You follow 1000 & like 1000 every day? Will u bump the thread when u get banned? :)
     
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    This thread was extremely informative. I learnt some new stuff. Hope you make it big. And yeah, the printing press thing is brilliant. It's a very time consuming process getting people who print at decent prices.
     
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    I remember reading your Instagram post about starting an account! Would you mind sharing me your niche as well? I am very curious now! :)
     
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    What a fantastic and very simple journey man ! I'm impressed ! :D
     
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    1000 follow a day? That sounds new to me but lemme test one up. :) Nice thread though.
     
  16. Simplyliving

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    well, I would follow a good amount of people daily. Sometimes I wouldnt be able to follow anyone else. But it only lets you unfollow about 700 people every day.
     
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    I probably did create such a post. I joined black hat world when I had about only 5k on my big account. This forum has taught me so much and I'll continue to use it. It got me in some shout out groups on kik (which are okay) & it taught me all about followliker. I had no clue what it was before I was on here. I browse this site every day in hopes of learning something new. PM me your Instagram @ and I'll DM you on my big account.
     
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    Can you PM me the niche?
     
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    thanks! ill post my Followliker settings tonight
     
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    You're a senior in hs and this is one of the most helpful posts I've read in my short time here on BHW. Props. For the type of business I'm starting I could actually benefit from your journey. I'm just not sure I have the time to manually follow 1k people daily. Anyway, whenever I can PM I will drop you a msg. I'd love to know your niche.

    There are also very inexpensive ways to print clothing even if you don't have access to a press. Nothing beats free though, but for the people without those options screenprinting has evolved so much. That's one of my areas of proficiency.