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Facebook Vine Page Revival: 25K to 250K in 12 months!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by avilux, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    Hello, I'm pretty active over on the social media side of BHW, especially Instagram. Currently I have a couple accounts close to the point where I can monetize them and make some decent cash from them. That is my main focus right now, but I decided to make a journey to also maybe make a successful Facebook fanpage. For some reason, I never was good at FB. I had like 2 other pages which were okay, but in total they had 2,500 likes or so. I don't care about them anymore, and they've been inactive for 3 years. My main page has been mostly inactive for the past 2 years (I made about.. 10 posts in between the 2 years. Which shows how much I cared lol). It's a vine page that used to be connected to my vine YT accounts. It was a matter of wrong timing. I saw vines go insanely popular on FB during the months of April and May, where pages grew exponentially to 5M, 10M, 20M, and some even past that amount of followers. Here's my experience with social media so far: After I saw that, I made a few YT accounts in the vine niche since for THAT, it was the right timing. I created the channel Buzzvines (which still is around today with around half a million subs, but I sold it and then the guy I sold it to sold it again to some company later). You may say it was silly to sell, but I had another vine channel go crazy a month later and do even better. Unfortunately the network I was partnered with turned out to be a scam (I was testing out other networks than Machinima, hoping for better cpm but ehhh) and lost that channel. Sold some others. Anyways, all in all. From Youtube, when ALL the channels I've ever made (gaming, entertainment, and news) were under my control before bans or sales, I probably got anywhere from 125K to 150K subscribers and tens of millions of views. Away from YT, I made some time later a Twitter account (which if you are interested, I made a thread recently about it over in the Twitter section) where I made about $3K from 900 followers in a little over a month. Then I made some tumblr pages. I sold one with 7K followers to some lady for $75, which was cha-ching to me since I knew it wasn't worth that much. I made probably another $150 profit when I redirected traffic from about 70k-80k followers to my NSFW site. Quit tumblr shortly after some bans which resulted losing 60K followers over like 20 pages. Now I'm in IG with some pages approaching 20k+ followers each.
    Non-social media related experience: Resold probably $5k-10K worth of goods, mostly fashion stuff and laptops from Amazon over the past 2 years (but stopped that a few months back)

    So, with all of that experience, I'm either dumb or may turn out to have some smart areas still left in my brain depending on the results of this summer. I'm currently working a part-time job, working out to get in better shape, sleeping, and whenever I have free time focusing on my social media accounts. I only post to BHW when I'm done with everything for the day or am waiting to post something at a certain time on IG, and now on FB. (Posting times matter a bunch!)

    TL;DR I listed my XP in making $ over the internet ^

    Here's where this journey starts. I'm reviving my 25,360 likes (I prefer to call them followers) page. The last 3 posts on it were 2 in April and 1 in February. Those 3 got an average of of 25 likes and one got 44 shares. The previous posts were last April, 2014. That one did much better with 158 shares and 131 likes. I used to have circa January 2015 the most amount of likes, which was about 25,800. No doubt, I expect to lose at least 10-15% of my current likes over the next 4-6 weeks when I post 6 vines daily. I will not post any spam, shoutouts, nothing. Just 6 vines daily. Not all at once. Spread out in the afternoon and probably a little in the evening.

    My goal is to see exponential growth within the last quarter of this journey. I think it's possible to revive this page from 25K and get 10x more likes. Call me crazy, but I've seen exponential growth many times before and I'm confident it can happen again. For the first 3 quarters, my guess is I might get it up to 50K-75K likes. After that, more and more people will share, comment, and like my posts and I feel it'll just explode at one moment and go on a crazy avalanche. Suddenly a giant landslide of followers and viewers comes pouring in. I will not monetize this page until I reach my goal. I may not even monetize it at that point.

    Most likely if I see progress with this page, I'll start a few other related (entertainment) fanpages this next year. Today is the first day. Updates will come soon.
     
  2. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    Facebook killed fanpages reach so it's not going to be easy
     
  3. TheHitHunter

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    Good luck mate I'm following.

    Will you be getting involved with Youtube again?
     
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  4. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    I assumed they did something to the reach. Def. time has killed a lot of my reach but the numbers just seemed way too low. It'll just make it more challenging, but I'm prepared for that. I've suffered a lot of failures and regretful decisions that strengthened my will for social media success.

    Most likely in the future. One of my Instagram accounts is in a very specific niche for something that I used to love to do, and it's making me think. I can use the IG to help me get traffic, and if I can record myself doing it and monetize it, maybe it'd be okay to do it ;) *I hate doing anything for entertainment purposes alone for too long. I prefer to spend my time doing things that might result in future money.*
    Other than that, I still have dreams about giving it another go for community channels. I did make quite a few contacts over the past few years, and they could def. help me grow. If I do get involved, I'll make a journey about that as well :)
     
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  5. tokokipiani

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    How did you manage to make so much money with 900 followers? its interesting
     
  6. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    The short version is it was an altcoins/bitcoins pump and dump account so the followers were worth a lot of money. I sold some "info" to an investor for $300 once, made another $300 or so from a few pumps even though I didn't have much money to invest at the time, and after a while someone offered to buy my account for $2,400 so I said sure. Def. inspiring for any stock focused people out there (even though Pump and Dumps are illegal for stocks, and Im not too sure if theyre still legal for virtual coins), the selling of info to investors is worth a LOT. I know of a few websites who have hundreds of clients monthly which pay fees like $500-1,000 just to know about which shares to buy. It's crazy how much one paragraph of words can be worth over in that world.

    Anyways,
    UPDATE #1:

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    Those are my stats for the past 2 years. This is HIGHLY motivating for me. Like I said, I mostly left the account alone and didn't do much work, so the page grew on it's own. It grew a tiny bit in 2013 as you can see in those small rises, but towards the end of 2014 it exploded having a couple of days where it was 500+ likes (followers) and for a good time or so after that at least 100-200 likes daily. This period lasted from a few days into October right up to the end of January. I feel this giant mountain of followers can happen yet again, for a third time within the next 9 months. Except this time it's going to be much bigger, and since the page will be updated and fully active, it won't stop rising.

    Anyways, so yesterday was the first day of posting 6 vines. So far today morning I posted 1 and will soon schedule 5 more for today. My best post yesterday wasn't anything amazing, got 16 likes and 2 comments, but it's something. I'm at 25,357 followers and FB insights says I did lose more than 3, but also gained some likes. So at the moment, I'm perfectly happy only losing 3 likes total from starting this. Also I have from this week post reach of 3,365 which is up 626.8% from last week lol. Total post reach is 3,438, up by 500%. For engagement I have 972 people engaged which is up 401%. That's made out of 3,466 post clicks, 41 shares, 21 comments, and 133 likes. The page in total for this week (from the 4th to today) is up 13.5% for followers, since it gained I guess 42. Total page likes is up .2%. Interesting stats so far.

    I'm thinking about updating this every 2-3 days since daily might be a bit too much for the first few months, since I don't expect AMAZING results. But, I do expect to see much, much growth! It's time to revive this page fully.
     
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  7. tokokipiani

    tokokipiani Power Member

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    Thanks, following the journey! and How did you manage to get those unique 900 followers? You just followed the people who were interested in Bitcoin niche?
     
  8. avilux

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    At the time there were other altcoin pump n dump accounts so I just followed whoever was following the main 3. :)
     
  9. avilux

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    UPDATE #2

    Well today I messed up and thought for work I had the afternoon shift when really it was the morning. All went good, just it messed up my planning. I uploaded 2 vines just recently and will upload the rest soon tonight. Results were good yesterday however.

    Page likes: 25,360
    Post Reach: 8,174
    Total Reach: 8,243
    Engagement: 2,225
    -327 likes
    -56 comments
    -112 shares
    -8,848 post clicks

    The vine I referred to in update #1 as being my best has 29 shares at this point, still 2 comments, and 47 likes. My best vine from yesterday has received 1 share and 38 likes. All vines from yesterday got AT LEAST 6 likes and 1 share. So far I'm liking my results :)
     
  10. prinse

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    Bump. Any updates?