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Building up to passive income

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by chad2320, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. chad2320

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    Hey everyone, this is my first post and I should warn you I'm still somewhat new to all of this.

    This post is mostly me looking for feedback and criticism from those who are more experienced than me, but is also to share my strategy which I think is working pretty well so far.

    This turned out a bit longer than I intended, but covers pretty much everything I'm doing in depth, which for some of you might make a good read.

    GOALS:
    • Require less than 5 hours of work a week
    • Make 30$ a day within two months
    • Build good quality accounts that have long lives

    TOOLS:
    • US mobile - cheap dedicated phone numbers
    • SSLPrivateProxy - proxies
    • Followliker - obviously
    3 WEEK PROGRESS:

    I started using Followliker for Instagram 3 weeks ago and am working pretty much full time on it currently. Since starting with one account I have expanded into running 17 accounts, many of which were set up this week. My progress throughout the last 3 weeks has been 955->3244->7144 followers, however today's stat will rise since its still early in the day.

    My first 3 accounts were in my main businesses niche, however I realized that content creation for these accounts was taking to much time (two hours a day) and I have now pretty much abandoned these accounts. (they total around 1800 of my current followers)

    The rest of my accounts are now in another niche and are built to be fully automated.

    MY STRATEGY:

    Automation
    I automate my accounts by having FL create posts which pull from one big shared folder with 500+ good quality/relevant images for my niche and then attaching a caption to it. Each accounts captions are different.

    I basically am creating the same account over and over again but am making slight variations. Pretty much what everyone does when they make an "original" account /s.

    These accounts can run for like 3 months without much maintenance, however the more maintenance the better obviously.

    Making Money
    All these accounts will then link through their bios to an account specific landing page on my website through which I will attempt to squeeze emails, although there will be an opt out option in which they are directed to the promo website. I am going the affiliate marketing route btw.

    I will eventually have a weekly promo newsletter.

    Gaining Followers
    Early on with new accounts its hard to "get out there". So I thought, whats better than one account following 150 people a day? 10 accounts following 150 people a day! The total number of followers is more important to me than per account, especially now since its just the beginning.

    My entire focus currently is on building up accounts(however I have run into what I'm sure is a temporary and small roadblock which Ill mention further down.)

    Building Quality Accounts
    My entire strategy relies on these accounts being "different" enough that nobody thinks its the same person running them, while still being relevant to the niche. This requires TONS of good quality/relevant images, of which I have to steal from instagram/reddit/internet. The bots randomly select images from the file, so the more images to choose from the less likely they are to share posts between eachother.

    So far some accounts haven't posted even 1 picture that was the same as the others, so for now the mix is good.

    Eventually once the accounts start running through the folder I will have them pull from a second folder which I have already started which will have even more images (probably 1000). In a few months there will even be a third folder.

    The second and third folder will also contain image promotions for my affiliate website, to help draw in customers. I will do this so I don't have to manually post promos.

    Niche
    I chose a niche that was easy to acquire content, and also had a relatively active user base. My initial 3 accounts niche was difficult to create content for and was over saturated. My new niches follow to follow back ratio is much higher and my posts get way more likes, so this new niche is perfect for my strategy.

    Nothing -> A fully automated account process:
    • Set up actual account manually on PC(set up email, verify email, name, pic, bio)
    • Let account sit/mature for a week
    • Set up bot account on FL
    • Run account on low settings 100-150 follows, 300-500 likes, 3 posts a day
    • Up follows and likes every sunday by 50

    OBSERVATIONS

    Performance
    Instagram is pretty weird to me. Even though my auto accounts are similar some perform much better than the others. For example I added two accounts, which like my other accounts were similar but different, and within 3 days both accounts had 200 followers and some of there pictures were getting 160+ likes and 6+ comments. But then the account I added the day before those two wasn't even doing half as well. These two accounts still perform extremely well and I cant figure out a reason as to why that is.

    CURRENT ISSUES


    Follow/Unfollow Issue
    I'm not sure if this is a common thing but it seems like when followliker follows and unfollows that it messes up. I usually get less followers a day when I unfollow even when I set it to wait 5 days. Also when it says it follows more than it unfollows at the end of the day the account follows less people. Not sure if Im trippin but its definitely something I have noticed.

    Account Set up Issue
    Up until yesterday I have been adding about 1 account a day. But for some reason all of a sudden my last 3 accounts have been messing up. 1 wont let me enter the phone number for verification even though it asks for the number. The second has asked for a phone verification twice in a day. The third asked for a phone verification but due to what the other two did Im letting it sit right now. Im hesitant to even add more bots right now since my current accounts are evenly spread across my proxies and I don't want the ones running smoothly right now to get affected.

    Email
    Emails asking for phone verification due to sketchy account behavior? All I do is set up Instagram and then the email asks for phone verification. Is there any host that is free and doesn't pull shit like this?


    THE END

    Thank you if you read all of this! I asked a lot of questions and kind of just laid everything out there. I don't know how much of a response Ill get but if you have something to contribute I would like to hear it!
     
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  2. Vampire525

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    Sounds like a good plan, my man. Currently i have 6 accounts out of like 40 that aren't banned. Do to testing or my own unsafe habits.
     
  3. chad2320

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    So from having 34 accounts banned what have you learned? I'm sure it will happen to me but I'm not excited for it and want to avoid it as much as possible.
     
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    2 month is not much time ... good luck
     
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    Nice plan over here. Hope the best for you and this journey.
    As you are doing all the work and trying to make this happen for long term; just be patient and don't rush it up with follow and unfollow settings, instagram has gone mad with botting lately.
     
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    I'm still learning lol. I have learned to not follow over 300 people per 3-week old accounts. That will get you banned/pva/etc. Don't use the same proxy if you get banned on an account that used that proxy, change that used proxy if your company lets you, tell them that it doesn't work lol, that might do the trick they should get you a new one. make sure you target accurately, use different settings for different accounts (split test) and see what works best for conversions. Use the account that works best and copy that to the other accounts. that's it so far, my conversions are not good right now and I am still working on that before I add too many accounts.
     
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    true^ follow with caution.
     
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    Well, good luck. Keep us updated.
     
  9. chad2320

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    What are your conversions like? I'm noticing per account I'm getting between 20-70 follows a day on average.
     
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    This was my best day so far with 14-ish accounts I think:

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