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David's IG+E-Commerce Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by davidmc007, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. davidmc007

    davidmc007 Junior Member

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    Hello BHWers, it’s been about a year since I joined BHW forums and got myself into the IG account building game, I’ve been building evergreen niche accounts to sell all this time, making 2k+ & learning a lot of tricks on how to grow accounts, keeping them safe & engaged, tricks I’ll be using in this journey.

    However, there’s a lot of new things I’ll be going into, like e-commerce site building, dropshiping, creating brands and more, here’s where I will take your suggestions J

    A friend of my, graphic designer, will be my partner in the further stages of the project, taking care of all the designs, ads, logos and all that stuff when needed.

    1- THE PLAN:

    · Build 30 IG accounts over 5 niches (6 accounts/niche). *

    · Build 5 brands on IG & its e-commerce site, 1 brand/niche.

    · Promote brands on the niches accounts after 3 months or after every account hits the 15k followers. **

    · Dropshiping merchandise from china & stuff with our designs, related to niche(something like teespring but not tees)

    · Profit & Scale it over time, maybe adding another promo method, Facebook ads anyone?

    *Why 5 niches? Because I don’t want to put all the eggs on 1 basket , in case something goes wrong with one of the niches, like not getting enough profit from it, I’ll focus with the one giving enough cash and twist the one that does not, even dropping the niche if necessary. Since I haven’t tried to monetize any IG account before besides of selling it for a few bucks, I’ll be walking in muddy waters until I find the right products for every niche.

    ** Why 3 months? Because I don’t want my audience to get annoyed because of a new, small, unreliable IG niche’s fan trying to sell em something. Patience is needed.

    2- THE GOAL :

    · Making more than 100$/month in profit from sales in each brand, 500$/m in total

    · 5 established brands with a steady income.


    3- THE TOOLZ:

    · Followliker ultd license

    · Proxies ***

    · Woocommerce

    *** I was using ProxyNVPN services but, some of my accounts were getting PV, then I switched to ActProxy, all good, but I wasn’t abled to upload videos due to their upload speed being too low, then I tried SLL, expensive but good.

    4- THE BUDGET:

    · 382$ willing to add more if required


    5- THE INVESTMENT :

    · 97$ for FL

    · 42$ for Proxies


    6- WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR:

    I created 30+ accounts accounts in May 5, with real e-mails & phone numbers, since then, I’ve been getting high quality pics, videos and writing custom captions for every one of them, this took 4 weeks of work. But now every account is ready to run with 1 year of content to post, so I don’t have to touch em besides to post my ads.

    All the accounts have been warmed since created posting 2-3 random pics on its related niche, today I’ll be starting to grow then via FL follow/like/unfollowall. I have 2 accounts which have been running for about 2 months, they're growing pretty good.

    I already created 5 accounts with my brand’s/store’s name.


    7- THINGS TO DO

    · Purchase 5 domains & hostings with brand’s/store’s name.com

    · Build stores with woocommerce pluggins

    · Search for the right dropshipping merchandise to sell

    · Research how to add 1 link to at least 6 IG account’s bios

    · Research how to add CC as payment method, so I can catch all the possible sales, I own a business Paypal account, but no USA bank account. ****

    **** There’s a lot of things I’m not aware of in matter of payment gateways, feel free to make your suggestions.


    8- THE NUMBERZ:


    · Investment: 139$

    · Profit: 0$

    · Budget: 243$

    30 Accounts over 5 niches running over 10 proxies

    NICHE 1:

    Account 1: 14.521 followers (account I had before)
    Account 2: 10.974 (account I had before)
    Account 3: 40
    Account 4: 47
    Account 5: 41

    Account 6: 56

    NICHE 2:

    Account 1: 81
    Account 2: 47
    Account 3: 67
    Account 4: 77
    Account 5: 65
    Account 6: 71


    NICHE 3:

    Account 1: 105
    Account 2: 70
    Account 3: 64
    Account 4: 75
    Account 5: 66
    Account 6: 61


    NICHE 4:

    Account 1: 147
    Account 2: 97
    Account 3: 105
    Account 4: 152
    Account 5: 99
    Account 6: 95


    NICHE 5:

    Account 1: 50
    Account 2: 66

    Account 3: 71
    Account 4: 66
    Account 5: 57
    Account 6: 56


    For a total of 27.589 followers

    I'll try to keep this journey updated every 3-4 days in matter of numbers.
    Feel free to make your suggestions and questions! let's learn & make money together.
    David.
     
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  2. bourrinfurtif

    bourrinfurtif Junior Member

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    Good luck for your project!
    I feel 6 account/brand might not be enough, you'll probably have to scale up if you're successful.
    I'm in the same boat, with only one niche, one I know perfectly. Currently adding products to the store. I'll come back check your numbers from time to time!
     
  3. JokerSEO

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    Best of luck on your journey!
     
  4. KenTZ

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    Jesus H. Christ, and here I am trying to work my way to opening my 5th IG account. :eek:

    Good luck, @davidmc007! :D
     
  5. spacezeus

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    Good luck on your journey!
     
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    Good luck looks unreal!
     
  7. neilbhabuta

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    Good luck bro... looks interesting and I am watching this thread :)
     
  8. dgusic

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    Ah good luck matey, just one small thing.

    Under point number 8, it's not a budget; you should edit it to total costs because a budget is a total number of monetary units, while total costs are well, total costs. Two very different things. :)
     
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    Followed. Good luck David
     
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    Looks that you've broke it down pretty well.
    Good luck in your journey
     
  11. davidmc007

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    Thanks! Yeah I know 6 accounts might not be enough but, I'll scale it once I get the winning formula and get myself more into niches, all the income will be invested to scale it and reach the goal. Good luck with your project :)

    Hey, Thanks!
    I meant budget as my money left to spend and not as a total cost which is stated as "investment", I could be wrong anyway haha, english is not my main language so, there might be some missused words :(
     
  12. MrHkz

    MrHkz Newbie

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    Looks good so far. All the best.
    If you ever need help scaling or with marketing let me know, happy to help you out.

    Contact me via Kik - MrHkz
     
  13. davidmc007

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    Numbers UPDATE:

    NICHE 1:

    Account 1: 14.766 (unfollowing, posting & resting)
    Account 2: 11.471 (unfollowing, posting & resting)
    Account 3: 202
    Account 4: 238
    Account 5: 177
    Account 6: 183


    NICHE 2:

    Account 1: 314
    Account 2: 211
    Account 3: 229
    Account 4: 281
    Account 5: 255
    Account 6: 271


    NICHE 3:

    Account 1: 293
    Account 2: 234
    Account 3: 290
    Account 4: 305
    Account 5: 276
    Account 6: 191


    NICHE 4:

    Account 1: 374
    Account 2: 308
    Account 3: 330
    Account 4: 359
    Account 5: 319
    Account 6: 326

    NICHE 5:

    Account 1: 236
    Account 2: 234
    Account 3: 387
    Account 4: 211
    Account 5: 194
    Account 6: 225


    For a total of 33690 (+6101)

    Comments: This first week is going pretty fine, I'm keeping my FL settings really low since I'm just warming them and then scale the tasks next week. Hashtags are doing well too, sometime few of my videos reach the featured section and get 3k+ likes and views, however not so many followers from that, I guess it's cause my accounts are small.

    Recently purchased a shared hosting for 10 websites on namecheap, Still struggling with brands names confirming availability on IG and .com domain, trying to keep it as clean and catchy as possible, avoiding usernames like this_is_my_brand_ and that kind of stuffs.
     
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    Good Luck on your Journey David .
     
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    I can see, you know what are you doing .. I am going Subscribing .. I am too interested to grow IG accounts and i can learn from You.
     
  16. davidmc007

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    NICHE 1:

    Account 1: 15.446 (unfollowing, posting & resting)
    Account 2: 11.992 (unfollowing, posting & resting)
    Account 3: 710
    Account 4: 893
    Account 5: 819
    Account 6: 705


    NICHE 2:

    Account 1: 999
    Account 2: 770
    Account 3: 815
    Account 4: 1233
    Account 5: 890
    Account 6: 1041


    NICHE 3:

    Account 1: 954
    Account 2: 777
    Account 3: 913
    Account 4: 996
    Account 5: 893
    Account 6: 650


    NICHE 4:

    Account 1: 1045
    Account 2: 1128
    Account 3: 1205
    Account 4: 1066
    Account 5: 1043
    Account 6: 1181

    NICHE 5:

    Account 1: 757
    Account 2: 772
    Account 3: 924
    Account 4: 715
    Account 5: 763
    Account 6: 812


    For a total of 52907 (+19217 since last report)

    · Investment:
    209$ (+70$ from 1 year shared hosting for 10 websites (namecheap) & 5 .com domains)
    · Profit:
    0$

    Comments 1: I just started cranking my settings so, we may experience an (steady i hope) increase in the grow numbers, all of them were increasing by 50-100 followers a day, It needs to be 200+ to reach the goal on the desired date.


    Comments 2: I haven't had the chance to update my journey early, but here we are again. I've got my brands accounts defined & their .com domain ready, so I'm one step closer to open my shops, however, I'll take my time setting up a good looking woocommerce shop for each one, no rush since the niche accounts are far from being ready, maybe trying a nulled theme, any suggestions?
     
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    What is your average followback ratio? :) Growing some instagram accounts as well and its between 8-13% and i think that is way too low. How many people do you follow per day with fresh accounts?
     
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    Geeze im having a hard time just running one account! haha, what are the proxies for if you don't mind me asking, as well would you be able to PM me some of the accounts just curious what niche's you're covering and what you're selling on the shops!

    I also use Instagress for the automated following and stuff, I def dont see 50/100 followers a day, is Instagress not that good or just my account itself? Currently only sitting at 3.4k followers, extremely new to this so hardly know what anyone does here hehe.
     
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    Really appreciate your idea. Keep adding new products in each niche time to time and use attractive sale banner on the home page giving huge discounts in every few months to attract more users. Target your audience based on each niche and try to reach them using different keywords in different social media networks. good luck for your journey:)
     
  20. zebestof230

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    I wanted to do exactly the same thing but with one account per niche.
    You use 6 accounts per niche to grow faster or for another reason ?