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First ever journey Instagram from 0 to 50k

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by nomansohail, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. nomansohail

    nomansohail Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hello guys

    This is my first journey ever, I have been on BHW for a while now reading up different things and applying them never made alot the maximum i have ever made in a day is $5 and maximum overall is $100 which i have cashed out. Due to real life problems i have never been able to pursue anything to the end but this time its going to be different, hence this journey.

    Few reasons to write this journey: Firstly i want to keep tabs on myself and see how i am growing daily, weekly and monthly. I wont stop at 50K Probably but if i achieve that in a few months it would be a great victory for me. Second reason is to get motivated by the lovely people here on BHW so i could carry on and hopefully become an inspiration for people to follow. Lastly to get some advice from the awesome people here experts and non experts alike :)

    As i am a Noob in IG i would be asking many questions along the way. Wish me luck guys and offer advice please :)


    Stats for now: Account started yesterday in a sub niche of a mainstream over saturated niche.



    Started from 0 and now:

    16 Posts
    75 Followers
    572 Following



    I know that ratio sucks, i applied for a 3 day trial for instagress and that is its doing. I am going to start unfollowing manually after 3 days of instagress. Do you guys think that is a good idea? Doing 3 days follow and 3 days unfollow?

    I think it is going pretty well that i got 76 followers in a day with a new account :)

    And around 15 likes each picture that i have posted.

    Finally the question I had when i unfollow people how do i know i am not following the same people again when i start following again? I see people following and unfollowing 100s each day how do they know they are not following the same people again and not just simply wasting time?

    Thank you for reading, i will update tomorrow how many more followers i got. I hope to reach around 10k at the end of the month if not then 5k would still be awesome :)
     
  2. anilpendu

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  3. incomesurfer

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    Same question here.. i dont know if there is tool to scrape followers on a certain username

     
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  4. m4nuell

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    A bot can do that, FL automatically blacklists unfollowed users. I'd really suggest getting a bot asap, doing everythig manually may discourage you after some time. Good luck.
     
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    Hi,
    Nice Journey Mate!

    At the moment I am also doing something similar to what you are doing. I also used 3 days trial of Instagress and opting it was a good choice.
    I will recommend you to buy the monthly subscription of it after using up the 3 days trial if you're satisfied. If not and want to speed up the process, go for some bot and set it up for your IG account.
    Regards!
     
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  6. nomansohail

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    Thank you guys :)

    I should also add that i only have $1.39 in my paypal which i will be using to buy another 3 days of instagress after i have unfollowed people that 3 day trial of instagress followed lol Currently i dont have money to buy tools such as FL, I hope i would though :/

    Anyways I have seen people on here who follow like 600 people a day and then unfollow which nets them a few hundred followers a day! Which is really amazing but the question again.


    How do you know that you are not following the same people that you unfollowed yesterday?


    This is my big question for people that are doing it manually!
     
  7. nomansohail

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    A little update nothing very special just growing at a constant rate as before a little less follow backs than yesterday but no problem :)

    I know this is painstakingly slow but bear with me.

    Day 2


    Posts: 26 (+10)

    Followers: 143 (+68)

    Following: 1179 (+607)


    I wonder why the followback ratio is only 10% :/ its very low, if i want 200 followers back a day i would have to follow 2000 people a day and that is a bit redancolous to be honest lol and not all of these followers are follow backs so its probably even lower than 10%

    Anyways Lets see if the future holds something better :)

    My question again how do you avoid following the same people when you unfollowed them :)
     
  8. LupusNobilis

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    Good luck with your journey man! I'll follow your thread as I just started doing Instagram too. As for your question about following the same people.. I'm new to Instashit too so I can't answer :(
     
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    Good Luck OP :)
     
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  10. nomansohail

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    DAY THREE

    Posts: 33 (+7)

    Followers: 224 (+81)

    Following: 1466 (+287)

    Today has been a little better than the past couple of days and i think i have found out why, when i woke up today after 9 hours of sleep and having breakfast etc. So after 10 hours i looked at my account and i only gained like 10-15 new followers and i was VERY disappointed so i went ahead and checked my instagress account to see how many hours ive got left and i was amazed to see i had 20 hours while i was only suppose to have something like 3-4 hours left. It had stopped because of an error with login!

    So instead of starting it again i went to one of the biggest pages in my niche and followed its followers and liked thier pictures. So In an hour to 2 hours of following 160 people i gained back atleast 50 followers! and i was very happy with that result!

    But i hit a road block i got temporary ban because i folllowed 100 people in an hour, does anyone know the latest limits of following per hour? If someone could inform me it would be wonderful and oh yeah my account if only a few days old! So no more following today but i might start unfollowing the people who dont follow me back!

    So lets see how many followers i am gaining naturally without following / unfollowing method.


    Thank you guys for your support, i really appreciate it :)
     
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  11. stramash

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    I think the current limit is 50 per hour. I would spread the following out within that hourly period and if the account is new I'd stay well under the limit, at least initially. Good luck with the journey!
     
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    Thank you very much for your help is that for both follow and unfollow? Or just follow?
     
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    DAY FOUR

    Posts: 40 (+7)

    Followers: 382 (+158)

    Following: 1466 (+388)


    So as you can see today has been quiet good for me, turns out that the problem was not with instagress it was with the settings that i was running, silly me lol So instead of putting the settings to "follow the followers of certain user" i was making instagress follow niche related tags :/

    lol so as soon as i switched over the results came out way better! So the follow back ratio is a little over 40% which is huge and really great in my opinion :) This way i will reach my goal in no time. As i am hoping to reach 1 thousand followers by this monday!

    So i plan to reach 10k followers in mid January by when i plan on doing S4S with similar size pages to drastically increase my followers and when i reach 50k i will start selling shoutouts to make some money My goal is to earn $150 a day by april - may 2016 then make a few more accounts in similar niches and grow them from this account once it reaches 50k followers and in the end have a dozen accounts in a year's time each earning $100 a day :)

    As i said i am a noob in this and i will show you all my troubles, my lessons, the techniques i learned along the way to quickly grow my insta account and finally start earning from it.

    Thank you guys for following me and keeping me encouraged (the 3-4 of you lol) Stay tuned for more updates :)

    EDIT:: I think my engagement is also awesome, its from somewhere between 10% to 15% and i am constantly gaining followers!
     
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    DAY FOUR

    Posts: 48 (+8)

    Followers: 582 (+200)

    Following: 2339 (+933)


    This seems strange because there is no way i can follow that many manually in a day because i havent been consistent, couple ofhundreds of those following are from instagress but still feels strange, anyways i dont really care i will go for a week or should i go untill i am following 7500 before i unfollow.

    Anyways today has been another good day seem to be gaining followers steadily and looks like i will reach my goal of 1000 followers in a week's time and planing to do something to get nearly 10k followers in a month's time.

    Any advice on that?
     
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    Good luck - is selling shout outs going to be your main source of income, or will you monetize with something else too?
     
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    Good Luck Pa Ji

    Keep it up and dont give up that is the secret to success never give up !!
     
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    Goodluck! Check out the Followers app, it might help you a bit since you're doing it manually.
     
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    good luck dudo watching this journey hope you will succeed! :)
     
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