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A 17 year olds journey to paying for college through instagram

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by elev8d, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. elev8d

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    background info: I've had a personal instagram account with ~7k followers (probably 5k were fake) for about a year. I made it with intent to sell shoutouts, which i sold through ebay, but after the first few sales ebay reversed all the payments! I couldn't find anywhere else to sell shoutouts so I did not log into that instagram for several months. After being inspired by my friend who started making a few hundred a month via tumblr, I started lurking these forums and finally made an account on here recently:)

    I recently purchased followliker(instagram) to expand multiple pages. Right now, I'm gaining ~100 followers a day on my personal account, and ~100 a day on my friends weed porn account. I told my friend i'd run the bot for him until he hit 2k followers if he gave me $20 and I got paid yesterday after he saw a week of progress! I am advertising this service to other people I know, and I have a few other people interested. This, of course is only the start if I plan to pay off thousands of dollars in tuition next year. I am planning on investing whatever money I make in this into making websites and expanding to tumblr.


    My plans for my personal account are to drive the traffic to my music; I will likely make a website for it eventually and sell merchandise as well as host giveaways with lockers (hopefully from ogmobi). I have not decided if I will sell shoutouts on this account or not;I'm not too sure how it will effect my amount of followers as I only sold a few before and it was nearly a year ago. I have played over 50 shows with consistent audiences of hundreds of people, have access to free professional recording, and now i'm searching for someone who will do a good job of videotaping us for a low price or free, and I will edit the videos;Since I'm planning on going away for college, I'm hoping to release a couple songs/videos while i'm in school and play shows while i'm in town.

    I also plan to run a vaping niche account and start a website where I will sell pre-built coils and vaping related clothing. My mate who does graphic designing made me a cool logo that I think people will want shirts of. I also plan to do giveaways through lockers (again, hopefully from ogmobi) on this website. I might do ejuice reviews and/or build tutorials on it too, I'm not sure yet.

    Whether or not I will run other accounts, I have not decided yet;If I end up upgrading to unlimited accounts on followliker I don't see a reason not to, but those two accounts are the ones I am putting focus into. I hope to expand to tumblr within the next month or two.

    I plan to update this thread often, at least a few days a week. I'm keeping it as a history of my growth, and maybe inspire other people, thanks for checking it out. Wish me luck ^_^

    money spent:67.99
    money made:20
     
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  2. penguin2111

    penguin2111 Registered Member

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    Good luck to ya! It looks like you are unsure of which routes to pursue with some of these ideas and my biggest piece of advice would be to just stick to one or two things and do them well.
     
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  3. elev8d

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    I am definitely sure that I want to stick with those 2 accounts, I'm just not 100% sure on what exactly I will do with them. I have a rough idea though :)


    What do you think about running other accounts on the bot if I go unlimited? I don't see a reason not to, but then again i'd pay for proxies and idk what i'd do with them other than grow them to sell shoutouts or drive traffic to my main pages
     
  4. elev8d

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    Update:

    personal account at 8110 followers
    friends stoner niche account around half way finished at 1087 followers

    I gave an old acc I had with ~2400 followers to my drummer and I will run the bot for him soon.
     
  5. elev8d

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    Update:

    Today someone in the fashion industry came in to speak to my government class. I talked to her after class about my plans for merchandise and she gave me a few small tips, but mostly tried to push me to go to the college she was advertising.

    I am in the midst of perfecting the logo for my vaping niche, and I should have a digital final draft soon.

    My personal account is at 8208 followers. I have started to stop running the bot a few hours a day to keep a lower profile.

    I am still advertizing my botting services and have sparked interest in a couple of people; I will follow up with them and talk prices.
     
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  6. Hackregis

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    Thanks mate for share, keep updates
     
  7. elev8d

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    update:
    Today I created an account on fiverr and published a shoutout service ($5/24hr shoutout)

    I also found a way to make a lot of money off of a game I play called runescape and I might make a thread about that soon. Trying to decide if I should merge the threads into one or keep them seperate :)
     
  8. Neon

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    I play Runescape too it will be nice to share your method how to earn money from this game :)
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    People used to (and still do) sell accounts and gold on that game. My uncle even sold a high level account for around $1,000 back in 2009.

    Anyway, good luck with your journey!
     
  10. ilikebigbutts

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    Good luck on your journey, will follow this thread weekly. I'm in about the same position as you are (money spent, followers, earning something on the side) although I haven't made any money yet. Think I'm going to sell shoutouts at ~15k followers.

    Greetings,

    Bigbuttguy
     
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    Any update mate, good luck with your journey!