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Amateur's Instagram Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by hexathane, May 6, 2015.

  1. hexathane

    hexathane Regular Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm a 18 years old student and i've decided to have a go at instagram after reading the numerous amount of threads here.
    I've been dabbling in IM for a few years now on and off as there are periods when I've been busy with my studies.

    The only real, albeit little, success I've had with IM was with microniche adsense sites and youtube+cpa; made about 200 bucks i reckon?

    Anyway, I've decided to venture into instagram and already started my instagram account about 3 days ago.

    I'll be concentrating on ONE account for now, once it hits the 10k mark i'll monetize it by selling shoutouts, hopefully.

    What I've done so far:
    Purchased a 30 day subscription to instagress (I've found this to be the cheapest most user-friendly way to handle and boost one account)
    Created an instagram account after doing niche researh
    Manually liking a few posts a day
    Uploading high quality pictures manually with my phone (ripped them off other instagram accounts)

    The stats of my account as of today,
    Followers: 1,020
    Following: Around 2.5k
    Averaging about 80 likes per post

    I'm currently trying to decrease my following by unfollowing people.

    I'll be updating this thread regularly with my progress!!!
     
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  2. hexathane

    hexathane Regular Member

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    Quick question: Will ripping my pictures from other users get me banned lol (I've indicated that the pictures are not mine in my bio tho)
     
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    ghackseo Regular Member

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    Hi OP, well done on the above.

    Quick question, how did you get that many followers in 3 days?
    Also, what software do you use? Anything free?
     
  4. hexathane

    hexathane Regular Member

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    Hello!
    I started off with manually following the followers of related accounts and i make sure my feed is as beautiful as possible with HD pics so that it makes it more attractive to follow :p

    I use instagress, they have a 3 day free trial!
     
  5. JustChillin

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    Instagress is not the cheapest option to grow one account, it's Follow Liker. It would take you 2-3 months to grow 10k followers by botting only, which means you'll have to pay $30 by then, and still keep paying afterwards, while Follow Liker is one-time fee of $48 for managing one account.
     
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    Best of luck in your journey , Hope that you achieve your goal soon.
     
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  7. hexathane

    hexathane Regular Member

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    I actually really like the user friendly and simple interface of instagress tho I was very confused by igerslike so i really liked instagress LOL

    Isn't investing in a vpn to run followliker going to cost me the same though? but what you said does make sense I'll look into it after my instagress subscription ends! Cheers m8 :)
     
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    Nice journey mate, abd you said you got banned for stealing other users;s photos, what was your sulution?
     
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    Well, igerslike is a different thing, I agree it's not the easiest thing to use. Igerslike is also the MOST expensive of all, but it has the most features of all as far as I know.

    FollowLiker is a different story, it's very easy and simpl to use and you don't need a VPN or proxies for a single account, nor VPS either, you can just run the program on your computer. :)

    Best of luck with your journey!
     
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    OhHHh I see that makes sense too thank you!! :)

    I think you misunderstood I didn't get banned!
     
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    Great thread brother Dre! Subscribed.
     
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  12. CallMeArthur

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    I hope you find success. I'll be following this thread closely. I'm focusing on social media right now too. I keep seeing that FollowLiker is not only most cost effective but safer than Instagress. It may be worth the switch after 30 days. Anyways good luck!
     
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    Nice thread.good luck with your journey mate. keep sharing mate.
     
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    Good luck and you should read about FL, I think its a better option.
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate! I will also start an instagram journey in the next 2 weeks, managing 4 accounts at the same time.
    Can I create 4 accounts with my phone & use FollowLiker on them all without VPN? if not, then how many can I manage without a VPN.
     
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    Instagram's policy states : "Instagram does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the Service. Instead, you hereby grant to Instagram a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the Service, subject to the Service's Privacy Policy"

    Therefore, I don't think you'll be banned for ripping off pictures. I have a 16k account and I've been using posting pictures not owned by me from the beginning. To be on the safe side leave some credits in the bio.
     
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    Just credit them in the caption and u'll be fine. FL may seem confusing at first but once u learn it you won't be wasting money monthly.

    you also wont need a vps if you have 4 accounts or less.
     
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    Good luck on your journey, will be looking forward to updates!
     
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    Exactly :).

    Best of luck with the journey!
     
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