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Another Instagram Journey - Pet Niche. Let's reach 100k followers.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Wordsmith01, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Wordsmith01

    Wordsmith01 Regular Member

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    Hey guys!

    So, I started this Instagram account in the pet niche (puppies - Who doesn't love them!) a while back, never really did much with it - except post a few pictures and gain the odd follower here and there. Recently, I have started posting more and building up the account. Right now everything is manual, and I do mean completely manual with my phone. I want to invest in a bot but since I am from India, PayPal has a ton of restrictions! I just turned 18 so I can't get a credit card till all my documentation is ready.

    I haven't really planned how to monetize this. I am currently focussing on growth but would love some ideas for future reference. :p

    Stats:

    Followers: 1396
    Following: 2980
    Likes/Picture: 250+. Highest one has 304 likes
    Comments/Picture: 1-5


    Plans:
    Follow big accounts in my niche (check)
    Devote 10-15 minutes to manually following accounts that like a photo posted recently (ideally within an hour range)
    Engage with people who comment on my pics - Fulfill any special requests. (somebody asked me for a pic of a dalmatian)
    Post
    at least one photo a day with appropriate tags.


    A little bit about me:

    I am a BTech first year student currently pursuing my computer science degree. I have had success in writing articles since I love to write. I guess I began at a pretty low rate (.50 cents/100 words) but right now, I write most of my articles at 2$+/100 words. Crowdsource.com offers a pretty decent rate if you get accepted into their program (you fill out an application by writing 3 test articles on topics of their choice).

    Apart from writing articles, I also have a Fiverr profile where I offer gigs related to designing on photoshop, proofreading, social media management and LinkedIn connections/ web research on leads.

    I'm also building up a niche website.

    So, yeah, that's me. Thanks for reading and I would love suggestions on how to grow. Just a supportive comment would also be great motivation for me. :)
     
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  2. Farcast

    Farcast Junior Member

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    Good luck with your journey OP! Don't ever give up.
     
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  3. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Great journey to follow along on. Best luck to you.
     
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  4. Wordsmith01

    Wordsmith01 Regular Member

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    Thank you so much guys! I'll keep you all updated :)
     
  5. Wordsmith01

    Wordsmith01 Regular Member

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    Whew! It's been a busy week with all my assignments and school stuff.

    Stats:

    Followers: 1704
    Following: 3754
    Likes/Picture: 300+. Highest one has 372 likes
    Comments/Picture: 1-5

    Will be more regular this week!
     
  6. Twickburns

    Twickburns Junior Member

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    So exciting! Good luck and be sure to keep us updated!
     
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  7. niel96

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    You don't have to get a credit card to use paypal. Why not fund it with a bank account or another paypal?
     
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  8. Whiningbaby

    Whiningbaby Junior Member

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    It is great to be able to stick to your studies as well as accomplish other duties that can put food on your table. You also seem to be a go-getter and very patient in your journey. Greater and better days are ahead of you just be focused. All the best in the IM journey as well as your studies.
     
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  9. salaheddine

    salaheddine Newbie

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    I have a IG account in the pet niche too
    Will follow this journey
    Best of luck OP
     
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    Also have an Instagram account for my cute dogs! Hope you reach your goal soon!
     
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  11. incomesurfer

    incomesurfer Power Member

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    Good luck on your journey. You sell social media managent on fiverr.. do you use vpn for this?? Do you think i can manage other ig account without using vpn
     
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  12. johncao

    johncao Registered Member

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    IG is very hot these days ,good luck mate ,will follow your thread ;)
     
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  13. Wordsmith01

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    Wow, thank you so much for all the support guys! :)

    Yes, that's what I'm counting on! :p Thanks!

    Nah, I don't use VPN at the moment. Most of my clients work through a platform (tweetdeck) or make me their page admin etc.. so it's not really needed.

    Thank you! All the best to you too :)

    Thank you so much! How many followers do you have?

    This made me day. :) Thank you for being so encouraging!


    Well, I am using paypal right now but I can't send payment through it until I have a international payment enabled debit card or a credit card. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    I definitely will! :)
     
  14. Wordsmith01

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    You guys are great :D

    Here are some stats: ( I need to set an alarm to remind me to follow people every hour. :p I just forget)

    Followers: 2098 (Woohooo!)
    Following: 4247 (need to start unfollowing)
    Likes: 400+ each picture. Highest - 448
    Comments - 1-5


    What do you think is a safe number to unfollow if I start tommorow?
     
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    Sounds like an interesting topic and it seems like you are getting along quite good! Keep up the good work - wishing you good luck bro!
     
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  16. Wordsmith01

    Wordsmith01 Regular Member

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    Haha, I'm a girl :p but thanks!
     
  17. Wordsmith01

    Wordsmith01 Regular Member

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    Stats: Did one shoutoutforshoutout with a niche related account of 6k. Gained me around 5-10 followers I guess. Is that normal?
    Followers: 2240
    Following: 4622
    Likes: 400+ each picture. Highest - 466
    Comments - 1-5

    Will start unfollowing next time!
     
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  18. l0m1S

    l0m1S Regular Member

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    Well done!,i ll follow along, go easy on the unfollowing, you seem to be patient. keep it up with your studies. Salutes from Argentina
     
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  19. raiju

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    Goodluck with your journey! Any way you plan to monetize the account in the future?
     
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  20. Wordsmith01

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    Shoutouts, mostly (ALL niche related) Maybe t-shirt and collaborations. Might even set up a YT channel (I have a lab who does the cutest things). The hard part is building up the fanbase first.
    Thank you!! They are going really well

    Sorry for the late reply, guys! I was busy with exams and stuff.