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[$500/week] Realistic Instagram Marketing Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by jandel122, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. jandel122

    jandel122 Registered Member

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    Hello, I've been a LONG-TIME lurker on the BlackHatWorld forums; partly because I don't really believe in many of the methods posted on the website here (Some do work! But not many actually provide more than a mere $20-50 a month). But I still use some of the core ideas to add spins on methods that I've developed and created personally.

    A little bit about myself, I started my Internet Marketing Career on Minecraft at the age of 16. I was pulling in anywhere between $xxxx-5xxx per month with servers (selling items) and sometimes more (In school holidays) this gave me a huge head-start in life but sadly due to my poor money management skills I've now lost most of the $xx,xxx dollars I accumulated. I learnt a LOT about managing money and I'm very glad that I lost all my money at an age where it's not very important to me, it's now 3 and a half years later and I'm still doing various things online making a steady income while I live at home.

    My goals, I believe that Instagram is a hugely untapped market and can give me the opportunities to travel the world for free/generate some more steady income throughout my week. (I have a very high paying Friday-Saturday job) thus I spend most of my week managing my some 40 active accounts that I have on Instagram.

    Goal: $500/Week
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    December 8th
    Completion: 20%

    Current Stats:

    2 Accounts with 10,000~ Followers
    10 Accounts in the 3000-6000 Range
    38 Accounts in the 0-3000 Range.
    $80~ Week

    Instagram has some of the highest engagement of any website I've seen and generally not super SUPER high quality is not needed for a steady engagement (Unlike Youtube :D).

    My Goals With The Thread, I sort of want to use this blog to engage with fellow Internet Marketers and help people on a similar journey to me. I'm open to all QUESTIONS! Including questions from my past ventures.
     
  2. Motherdex

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    Following along mainly because I am interested in Instagram but don't know much about it. Looking forward to reading your updates!
     
  3. pyro77

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    Looking forward to following your journey.
     
  4. kittykut

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    how do you monetize
     
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    Wishes and Prayers be with you from Me. Subscribed to see your progress.
     
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    Will very much love to follow along and do my own journey as well. See you at the finish line brother.
     
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    Good luck on your journey
     
  8. mofli25

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    I guess the question is how you monitize. We have seen the likes of autoblog working for years and using twitter as a traffic driver. However, I can picture this being similar in any sense.
     
  9. Jimmu

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    Nice. I will follow this thread and see if I can learn a bit from you and your journey.
     
  10. W9go

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    what is 80$ a week ... expenses or income already ???
     
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    Good luck bro! Doing a similar journey myself! :)
     
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    Again the same question as people already asked on how do you monetize? Are you still doing minecraft servers (traffic from IG) ?
     
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    Goodluck on your journey brother! You already have a strong start! BTW how are you monetizing it, same? OGads?
     
  14. jandel122

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    It seems like this is a strong question that a lot of you have, so I'll do my best to answer without jeopardizing some of the methods I am using personally.

    I am a strong believable in building a REPUTABLE business model, it's all fun and games making $20-50 a day with OGAds but in reality that method is already long-dead and you'll be lucky to scrape a few dollars a week in my opinion (Feel free to prove me wrong). I spend a good portion of my time on any venture I do thinking about how I can make this long-term and successful; I get this view from back when I did Minecraft servers - Often I would hook up a deal with a 400,000 subscriber Youtuber and I'd see 20,000 unique players to my server in a few days. The problem was, that even though I had a strong player-base for a while no one tended to stay, that was because I never give any incentive to stay on my server more than a few hours. So I came up with an idea, that the next time I'd hire a Youtube to promote my server I'd sell my $100 package (which was surprisingly popular) for $10. Because people thought it was such a good deal they ended up investing money into my Server and as a result tended to stay on my server for weeks-months compared to days. What I'm trying to say is, that often you have to lose money/offer people an unbeatable deal to build up reputation on your businesses. The result of this deal saw my server have a solid 200-300 concurrent players daily for months.

    When it comes to Instagram, not much changes. I've often offered deals from my accounts that I'm making no money from (breaking even) - I do this so I can build my reputation with my clients/followers and that when I offer a deal that will make money people are more enticed to actually spend more money since they are a re-occurring customer. I've tried Shout-Outs - which is fine to start out with but I think it looks spammy and makes your account less reputable to followers/potential clients.

    Monetizing isn't hard, it's building a reputable model that will make you money that is hard. I could spam my accounts and make $200 this week, but I'd have no accounts after!

    $80/week in Revenue, sorry for being confusing.

    Thank you for the question, no I am no longer doing Minecraft servers.


    Words to the subscribers of the thread

    Thank you so much for the support, I hope that the ideas and advice I give on my journey can help you all!
     
  15. LegendSaber

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    Looking forward to reading your journey. Keep at it!
     
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  16. Jangga

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    why haven't you explained how you monetize your accounts? Please, I would also like to know how you grow those followers
     
  17. jandel122

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    I have explained, in a few posts above. :)
     
  18. Jangga

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    Thanks. Mind discussing how to get large followers?
     
  19. jandel122

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    I personally use MassPlanner, and follow people in niches related to the account. It works great until around 7500 followers, then I believe posting high quality content with relevant hashtags is the best way to grow :)
     
  20. LoftPower

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    Hope you have much luck and success.