First BHW Journey - Extra 1K a Month On Instagram? Lets See.

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  1. Mariothecashcow

    Mariothecashcow Junior Member

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    Hey fellow BHW'ers :)

    So,this may sound a little silly, but I am taking a step out of my comfort zone in attempt to build the foundations of something great. People may see 1K a month as easy and a low target, but I believe this is a good point to aim at. If this works, then I believe that it can be scaled up, allow me to explain a little about where i'm at now and where i'm heading. Being on the forum has inspired me to take this leap. I am not willing to reveal Niche, but I make digital products and offer services :) Later on though, I may be tempted to expand with a JV if all goes ahead well.

    Okay, so I currently have 1 Instagram account which has 25K followers, and is considered a pretty highly reputable page in my Niche. Earnings can fluctuate at times depending on if the right people are seeing the content, but my monthly income off this account has fluctuated between $600-$4000. Quite big I know, but it depends on the type of customers I encounter and their budget.

    So the aim of this journey to build 10 extra instagram pages for now, which promote the products. If I am able to get each account to earn $100 a month consistently, then the goal will be achieved. Each account will have to sell 5 products a month at $20 each. I also have products which range up to $500 so if the top end products sell, that would be even easier and gladly welcomed lol !

    My marketing will be done on the posts I make, demonstrating the quality of my work and the description will include the deals I can offer, almost like a CTA you could say.

    What I have done so far :

    Purchased 5 dedicated proxies from BlazingSEO - $12.50 p/m
    @Saly Verona kindly gave me 2 aged accounts to trial. If all goes well with the accounts, I will use her for buying more accounts
    Had 1 spare aged account laying around which I have profiled (no link added)
    I have purchased license for a bot called StunaGram BY @stuna which can be found on the forum - If all goes well with this bot, I will continue to use this one as its cloud based and works well - $10 p/m
    I have about 100 SIM cards for PV

    Expenses So Far : $22.50

    What I will do :

    If accounts last, I will purchase more IG accounts
    Probably buy more proxies, but I think 2 accounts per 1 proxy SHOULD be safe? ( share opinions )
    Grow the accounts via the bot
    Create video content
    Schedule posts across the 10 accounts.

    Questions :

    Is using a URL shortener like bit.ly safe? This isn't a CPA site, but I am wondering because I dont want to post the same link on 10 accounts as this would be a obvious footprint

    I have some old iPhones here, would I be able to access the DM's from them whilst the bot is still running?


    Thanks guys, hopefully this goes well and I can share the processes of what I do!

    Please share any information you think that would be useful to me, I am open to hearing what people think and more importantly, learning a thing or two.
     
  2. Mariothecashcow

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    FIRST UPDATE !

    Okay, so I have made some changes to the tools I am using. I have decided to use GMT2 as my bot and run on a VPS. The reason why is because I have more control over what my bots are doing, and I can access the DM's through the bot! which makes my life 100 times easier. Now I can monitor and answer everything from 1 window. I have a 2gb RAM VPS which so far is running stable. I had issues with proxies not working on the VPS, I reached out to my VPS supplier because the issue was the port was not open for me to use. They unblocked the port and now we are up and running! My main account brought in $395 in sales alone yesterday so that money will go a very long way in terms of scaling up.

    What I Have Done This Update :

    Purchase VPS - $8
    Purchase GMT2 - $10
    Purchase 5 IG accounts from @Saly Verona - $5
    Loaded 3 accounts on the bot sitting idle (not rushing)
    Profiled the accounts (No Bio yet, again - not rushing)
    Added Phone #'s to all accounts
    Created an organised spreadsheet with the following : IG name | Pass | Email address | Email pass | Phone # | Proxy |

    Expenses so far - $45.50
    Profit from the army - $0

    This is looking really good so far, could have saved money by going straight for GMT2, but heck, its worth experimenting and trying things.

    What is next?

    I will profile 2 more accounts and get them on the bot, and for now manage just 5 accounts. If i make profit with those, that money goes into scaling to 10 accounts. This way I am having the project run itself in terms of funding and budgeting.

    Really exciting at the moment, I am taking a very organised approach and I plan not to bot TOO HARSH, this is a marathon for me, not so much a sprint race.

    I will keep everyone posted as to when updates happen. Keep tuned

    EDIT : forgot to include new accounts cost. added.
     
  3. Dominor001

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    This looks really promising good luck OP ! Do you sell some digital product like people can download or do you offer services ? I mean is it passive or active income ?
     
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    thank you bro! Actually both I can offer but main product is download-able. So it’s a mix of both passive and active, depending on what they choose, whether it be a service like consultancy or if they are to buy the product for their own use. The aim is to have both strong passive and active money, the passive money will come from the shear numbers that view my work and website. Thank you for your support so far !
     
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    shaming it mate :) keep up the good work - this is something im looking at starting in the future. Kinda struggling with which niche to go into at the moment though!
     
  6. Mariothecashcow

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    Thank you bro! Hopefully we can maintain this level of success! And the niche I’m in is something I’m passionate about which really helps a lot ! My advice is to pick a niche which you have experience and a love for if possible.
     
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    UPDATE 2

    Hey guys! hope all is well, I have been busy with some private client work which is great, so we are in a good position so far. But in terms of the journey, there are some progressive steps to report! I worked a few hours yesterday on blasting out a load of video content, I made 50 vids which I am VERY happy about!!! Massive step in the right direction. Also, I have another venture which I am a part of, which I won't be disclosing info on yet, but I would be tempted to make that a separate journey (very simular to this, different twist).

    Anyway, all 5 accounts have been added to the bot and profiled (no bio link still, as tempting as it is) and 4 have been sitting idle on the bot for 2 days. Why you may ask? Because I'm acting off instinct, I am not doing too much to the accounts to jeopardize them, and patience is a virtue, it is easy to want to run before you can walk, but discipline I believe will go a long way!

    I have one account I am doing activity on - and I received my first serious enquiry which looks very promising to convert. I have not posted any content either which is the best part about it lol ! Simply good choice of user name, good premade comments and filters are to thank here to get maximum success from these comments. Also is gaining about 70 follows a day which in my eyes in successful! This can lead to 2k a month growth on all accounts, so potentially 10,000 more people each month are being exposed to my products!

    I have also been making more products.

    What I Have Done So Far

    Added 2 more accounts to the bot - Total 5 accounts
    Made 50 videos of content
    Let the accounts cooldown I guess, easing them into action
    Started botting on 1 account and created my own template to work from
    Obtained enquiries early on


    What I Will Do

    Keep on track with the marathon mindset, not sprint
    Begin botting on other accounts
    Tweak the template for each account
    Begin planning how I will auto post
    Monitor the success of the accounts in GMT2
    Look at adding links to the accounts slowly to keep in the "green"


    Expenses so far - $45.50
    Profit from the army - $0

    Stay Tuned Guys! More To Come
     
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    Great man, 50 videos in one day wow man, that's a lot. Keep it up yes discipline is the way do not rush for the profit!
     
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  9. Mariothecashcow

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    Thanks bro! Yeah I powered it out lol, took a few hours but well worth it. Gonna send them over to the VPS shortly. Currently doing some of the checklist as we speak, so progress is being made! I have found ways to disguise the link with tracking so that is gonna be a game changer for me ! Discipline is one of the biggest factors here for sure, sticking to a plan and not commuting impulsive actions. All is looking good so far !
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you bro, means a lot !
     
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    Nice, i think that you are going to earn the 1K easy.
     
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    This looks good. Im on a similar journey with GMT2 & some eCom shops. Looking good, cheers!
     
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    Im feeling positive bro! I should hit 1k a month every month including my Main account which is a brilliant number, but my aim would to get 1k a month from the 10 bots and the money from my main. So hopefully 1.5-2k is what I can be reaching. From there, I scale up from 10 accounts to 20, and so on !
     
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    excellent bro! I have a slight issue with GMT2, and that is that it DOESNT allow video posts. So I have had to tweak the plan and use a private bot
     
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    UPDATE #3

    Okay, So at the moment, we have encountered some problems. Firstly, GMT2 doesn't allow video posts, so that set me back, and secondly I have had some follow block issues after 1 follow. But guess what? Mario has found a way around yet again! I am now using a private bot for the moment which allows me to do everything, such as respond to DMS, follow, like, comment and post vids! So more progress is being made. Remember this journey is still very young and we are at early stages, we are still configuring and getting everything to work smoothly. But theres even MORE good news!

    Main account generated a few $20 sales over last days ... But more Important

    I WOKE UP TO TWO $20 SALES FROM THE ARMY ALREADY! *partyyyyy*

    This is massive progress, whilst I was asleep I was able to generate $40 extra, which for me is phenomenal ! I would be very happy if this happens daily, I would deem this one hell of a success journey if so! So what this has proved is that this project really is "do-able" and profit can be made. I'm mega happy so far!, and proud of myself.

    I currently have 3 accounts doing actions, 1 account I haven't been able to dodge the damn follow block as of yet, but I will eventually with my idea. I also post my first video last night on 2 accounts, and that will help me look more realistic.

    WHAT HAS BEEN DONE THIS UPDATE

    3 accounts are botting actions
    got video posting method sorted
    new private bot with everything needed
    links added to every account ( shortened links with click - tracking )
    took dat money bruh!

    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

    Get all 5 running actions comfortably and smoothly
    keep up good customer service
    keep posting once a day for now
    monitor the bots daily
    dodge some follow blocks
    scale up when ready

    Although not too related to the journey, I need to create more products and keep shit fresh. So I might have a bit of fun, relaxing and creative time today !!


    Expenses so far - $45.50
    Profit from the army - $40

    Almost Broke Even In 6 Days With This Project!
     
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    Thank you brother!
     
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    Good luck mate
     
  20. Mariothecashcow

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    thank you :)