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1M IG + 26k miles - Instagram and world travel

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by gedb23, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. gedb23

    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Hello,

    Thankyou to everyone here for the amount of information shared.
    I have learnt so much from this place and I look forward to learning more! I hope to one day give something back too.

    Ok, my goal is to gain 1 million followers in 6 months.

    Theres a slight problem... Im going to be doing my IG journey along with an actual 'real life' journey.

    I am from the UK and for the past 18 months ive been travelling and working in Australia.
    In 3 weeks i will be flying to China, Netherlands then Italy where my other half is from.
    Then ill fly to the UK to see my peeps then Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur and back to Australia!
    That will take a month.
    Wait its not over. Then im going on a roadtrip around the whole country/continent which is 4,000 miles and that will take 2.5 months. Then we fly to New Zealand where i will be static for at least a year!

    This was always the plan but then i got tired of working for people and I found BHW.
    I couldnt have timed it any better could I

    So my setup is as follows:

    Massplanner with all IG modules.
    VPS
    5 private proxies
    10 IG accounts
    2 Android phones

    Accounts 1 and 2 are my former personal accounts over 4 years old so i pushed the settings to follow 1200 and Like 2000 a day. It was amazing for 2 weeks then i decided to lower the settings as i really dont want to lose them. They are running from the VPS IP.

    The rest of the accounts are PVA accounts I bought on here running on proxies. 2/3 per proxy.

    I started a month ago with the 2 old accounts and added more gradually.

    Acc Followers
    1 Fitness 14,746
    2 Fitness 11,970
    3 Fitness 5,740
    4 Fitness 2,147 Banned
    5 Fashion 1,260 Banned

    6 Models 1,987
    7 Models 1,791
    8 Fashion 1,092
    9 Sports niche 255
    10 Health/Beauty 0

    4 and 5 where banned as i used really high settings. I sent the hand written note and face photo for both, waiting to hear back.

    My goal for the fitness/models and fashion pages is to sell shoutouts and promos. I hope to do this when they reach 100k each. If it gets too much to handle I will sell accounts. The sports niche is an extra source of traffic to my amazon affilate site. I also plan to set up at least 20 accounts on MP before i leave in 3 weeks.

    Im using massplanner to follow/unfollow, like and comment. I look for quality images and manually post on 2 phones. 5 accounts on each. Verified with 4 sim cards. I post 2 images on each account per day using hastags between 500,000-2million.

    When i add more accounts to grow i will use the auto poster on those.

    I want 10 accounts on my phones and i will put alot of care into these.
    Of course there will be times when i cant get online. But im determined to suceed and enjoy my travels at the same time.

    I plan to buy italian sim cards and uk sim cards to use when im there. This is my only genuine concern that IG might block the accounts if they see all these foreign IPs.

    I want this to be my full time income when im living in new zealand 6 months from now, And of course i want to earn alot of money in the future.

    I will give the first update this time tomorrow.

    I hope you will all take this journey with me there will be ups and downs but I will reach my goal!

    Cheers
     
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  2. moneydateboy

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    good job. wish you luck
     
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    best of luck mate!
     
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  5. drissWazahri

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    Good luck man , wish you all the best keep update
    welcome to morocco when you make africa trip
     
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  6. gedb23

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    Thanks everyone.

    Here is the first update:


    Acc Followers +/- Follow/Unfollow
    1 Fitness: 15,359 +613 Following
    2 Fitness: 12,333 +363 Unfollowing
    3 Fitness: 6,183 +433 Following
    4 Fitness: 2,147 Banned
    5 Fashion: 1,260 Banned
    6 Models: 2,380 +393 Following
    7 Models: 2,177 +386 Following
    8 Fashion: 1,278 +186 Following
    9 Sports niche: 338 +83 Following
    10 Health/Beauty: 0

    Total followers: 40,048 +2,457

    I started this journey on 12th July.
    Im really happy to have reached 40k in 1 month!

    Im getting more hits everyday to my amazon site for the sports niche but its growing realllly slowly. Going to research more hashtags and change my follow sources.

    I will increase my settings tomorrow it has been a week since i changed them.

    Currently following max 800 on accounts 1 and 2. Liking 1000 and commenting 300.

    The rest of the accounts are following no more than 500.
    Liking max 500 and commenting 150.

    Will start following on account 2 tomorrow.
    Ive noticed the engagement drops from 1-1.5k a pic to 800-1k when unfollowing.
    I like the users latest pic when i follow and this works great for engagement.

    Still posting 2 pics per day on each account.
    I hit the top posts daily for 20/30 hashtags related to my niche.
    Tomorrow i will target hashtags between 1-5 million.


    Cheers :D





     
  7. Dan0ne

    Dan0ne Registered Member

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    Great progress. What's your strategy for hashtags targeting?
     
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  8. gedb23

    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks! I usually type a keyword or part of a keyword related to my niche. The suggestion box pops up and i choose hashtags in the 500k-2M range. Keep checking top posts for your hashtags, ive managed to get on average 4-5 out of the 9 top posts on a few days
     
  9. gedb23

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    Hi BHW.

    Last night both of my banned accounts were reactivated! I set them up on slower settings and hopefully I can start building again.
    I will increase my settings tonight on the other accounts, I plan to make an increase every friday.

    Here are the current stats:

    Acc Followers +/- Follow/Unfollow
    1 Fitness: 16,002 +643 Following
    2 Fitness: 13,079 +746 Following
    3 Fitness: 6,616 +433 Following
    4 Fitness: 2,217 +170 Following
    5 Fashion: 1,301 +41 Following
    6 Models: 2,799 +419 Following
    7 Models: 2,560 +383 Following
    8 Fashion: 1,514 +236 Following
    9 Sports niche: 420 +82 Following
    10 Health/Beauty: 0

    Total followers: 46,608 +3,071


    I still havn't decided what sub niche to start account 10 on, Health/beauty. Still looking at other accounts pages and trying to figure out the most effective way I could monitize it in the future.
    Got good engagement today between 1.3-1.8k likes per pic and over 30 comments per photo on accounts 1-2. Enagagement is an average 10% on all accounts!

    Hope to gain around 4,000 followers tomorrow as the 2 reactivated accounts will have had more time to follow more people!

    Cheers :D



     
  10. gedb23

    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Hi BHW.

    Here is todays update:

    Acc Followers +/- Follow/Unfollow
    1 Fitness 16,839 +837 Follow
    2 Fitness 13,784 +705 Follow
    3 Fitness 6,937 +321 Unfollow
    4 Fitness 2,583 +366 Follow
    5 Fashion 1,417 +116 Follow
    6 Models 3,410 +611 Follow
    7 Models 2,965 +405 Follow
    8 Fashion 1,761 +247 Follow
    9 Sports 509 +89 Follow
    10 Beauty 3 +3 Follow

    Total 50,208 +3,700

    Just 300 short of 4000 new followers! I think if I wasn't unfollowing on account 3 I would have made it.
    Account 1 has had crazy engagement since yesterday! 1.6-2k likes per pic and 60+ comments. I think this is from targeting more popular hashtags. Or maybe it's not!

    Started account 10 and hour ago so will see how it grows with tomorrows update.

    1st milestone passed 50,000!:D
     
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    Good progress and all the best bro :)
     
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  12. gedb23

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    Hi BHW.

    Today has been the best so far.
    Almost 5.5k followers!

    Here is todays update:

    Acc Followers +/- Follow/Unfollow
    1 Fitness 18,055 +1,216 Follow
    2 Fitness 15,430 +1,646 Follow
    3 Fitness 7,286 +349 Unfollow
    4 Fitness 3,008 +425 Follow
    5 Fashion 1,538 +121 Follow
    6 Models 4,181 +771 Follow
    7 Models 3,466 +501 Follow
    8 Fashion 1,991 +230 Follow
    9 Sports 593 +84 Follow
    10 Beauty 157 +154 Follow

    Total 55,705 +5,497

    Account 1 and 2 both had a picture in the top posts of all 30 hashtags.
    One pic currently has over 5k likes the other 3k.

    Account 6 was in 20/30 top hashtags.

    I think this proves my hashtag research is paying off. Although some people are adamant it makes no difference.

    Im thinking of changing account 5 to a new niche. Since it got banned the follow back and engagement has been poor.

    I will be unfollowing with account 1 tomorrow so will see how it affects engagement.
     
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    Inspiring journey. I am 100% sure you will reach your goal of 1M way before 6 months.
    Keep hustlin┬┤ my man.
    Dont quit !
     
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  14. gedb23

    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks! I hope so. If i can keep this momentum going it would be great :D
     
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    hi, good luck,
    and how can you sell shoutouts and promos?
     
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  16. gedb23

    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks!
    I will register on shoutout websites. And when the pages are big enough people will DM me too
     
  17. fheaky

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    Your accounts are growing really fast. 1.6k new followers in 1 day on a single account without shoutouts is great. If you can keep growing at that pace you're in a very good spot.
     
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    gedb23 BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks! I hope I can pick up the growth until I update the stats tonight, the weekend was really good :D
     
  19. ladyboyboom69

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    Hey great journey,
    Im doing this but with 100 IG accounts
    what are your follow back / unfollow MP settings? ( safe zones ) as well as messaging safe zone? Ive had trouble with messaging on MP before
    thanks for the info
     
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    Good to hear from you and how you are doing. It is true that there are a lot of valuable pieces of information available on this forum. I am so much motivated by the fact of you remaining focussed even with commitments here and there. I will say it has really challenged me. Keep the determination because that is what defines who you are and the success ahead.
     
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