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[Guide] Grow Your First Account To 10K Followers [Noob Friendly]

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Brannan, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    Hi, this is my first guide at BHW so please be nice, this is my way of growing Instagram accounts. I have serveral accounts around 50 – 100K followers and even one with 350K followers (Most of them real followers). Hope this will help you in your Instagram journey!

    This is a quick guide on how to grow your first Instagram account to 10K. There is no perfect way to do it and this is only my way to do it, so many might say there is better ways but this is the one that has given me success atleast.


    1. Find Your Niche
    First step is to find what niche you want to use. I have tried with many different niches. However the ones that seem to have most success for my part and also the ones I recommend to grow for later moneytizing is the following:

    · Fitness
    · Food
    · Fashion
    · Jewelry

    All these have worked excellent for me.

    2. Find a Name and get Your account ready
    The next step is to find a good name for your account, something that fits your niche. Now here comes an important thing so pay attention! Before you try to get followers. Make sure you setup a good looking bio with the following information:

    · [email protected]
    · Every Day Fitness Information
    · Pictures from WeHeartIt


    Again this is just an example. But make your bio simple, have an email address and a text atleast. I find that followers responds good to having pictures from “Weheartit”, this is especially if your followers are going to be girls.

    3. Make Your Account Attractive

    Next step is to make your account ready for your followers. No one is going to follow an account that looks new and has no profile picture or pictures in your account. Get a good looking Profile Picture that you want to use for long. People respond to having the same profile picture as they recognize your account as soon as they see it! (after a while). Now find 100 – 120 pictures you can add to your account right away.
    This is important! Good looking pictures is what followers respond to. So have atleast 100 – 120 of them before you srt getting followers. This takes maximum 1 hour to set up.

    This is important steps before you actually try to get followers.

    4. Getting Followers

    Now to the hardest part. Getting followers is tricky. There is two ways unless you want to start spending a lot of money. The first way is the manual way. This one is time consuming. You find keywords relative to your niche, start follow them, like their pictures and comment. Do this over and over.

    The easy way is to get a bot to do this work for you. There are plenty of bots out there that can do this job for you. Get one that can Like, comment, follow and unfollow users.
    Setup the bot to like, follow and comment on pictures and users in your niche which you find through keywords relative to your niche.

    In the start, try to follow,like and comment with low settings.

    500 - 800 Follows per day
    1200 - 1400 Likes Per Day
    100 - 200 Comments Per Day.

    Do this for a week atleast. After this you can have some more aggresive settings. Something like:

    1200 - 1800 Follows Per Day
    1000 - 1500 Likes Per Day
    400 - 600 Comments Per Day


    5. Monetize
    Now how do you monetize this? My recommendation is to get 5 proxies and grow 5 accounts at once. To begin with atleast. Do the same with every account on different niches. When your account hit around 20K followers you can start selling shoutouts at fiverr for 5$, it’s a start. When you hit around 50k you can start selling shoutouts for 15-20$ per if they are relevant accounts to the niche.
    I would recommend Shoutouts instead of cpa, cpc etc.. I find it is much easier to earn money with shoutouts. Atleast until you have 200-300K followers.

    Now remember! Nothing is more important than having good content! Post 2-3 pictures everyday, and make them good pictures that mostly isn’t on Instagram already. Get an account up to 50K with unique pictures and your account will shoot through the roof!
    Any one else have tips or something that i forgot in the guide. Please say so. That’s all!
     
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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  2. mnunes532

    mnunes532 Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the share yet this information is already shared in another threads. What isn't shared is monetizing methods, and almost everyone goes for shoutouts. What about CPA, affiliate marketing, CPC networks, etc? Do they work? Do we have another alternatives?

    It would be nice if someone created a guide only about monetizing instagram and not about growing accounts but seems like I need to try it by myself and discover what works.
     
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  3. Brad100

    Brad100 Supreme Member

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    You call that "low settings" and you can't even spell "monetize"

    What a freaking expert, don't follow his settings guys, your account will be gone in a day.
     
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  4. oceanway

    oceanway Newbie

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    What types of comments do you post on peoples pictures? Do you ask them to follow you?
     
  5. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    I doubt you can follow 2500 per day without getting 24h bans
     
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    faibol Power Member

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    what settings do you recommend?
     
  7. lucotox

    lucotox Newbie

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    Does your bot uses public or private API? I follow over 2000 with no problems ..
    I go with 600-800 on new accounts for the first days
     
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  8. kegnum

    kegnum Senior Member

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    Pretty generic guide but some people really do need you to really take them through the process step by agonizing step... so this may be useful for some people. The only thing i would avoid, as mentioned by others, is that you are advising people to follow WAY too many at accounts at one time. I would suggest that new accounts should not follow more than 500+/- a day. If you are planning to follow more than that... invest in aged accounts.
     
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    The simplest explanation to monetize IG traffic with CPA offers is by picking an offer within your niche and building a presell page around it.
     
  10. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    I usually comment something like:

    Nice!
    Like It!

    but my comment settings are bad :) I wouldnt ask people to follow me tho, might be good but a bit needy for my part :)
     
  11. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    I Might have been a little hard on the settings.

    My main point with this guide was to make people realize that having quality bio, pictures and regulary posting is really important. And also to have a good start you need a lot of pictures on the account. This is a basic guide :) Will change the settings in my post :)
     
  12. Brannan

    Brannan Regular Member

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    I personally think that there is more money in doing shoutouts than CPA, CPC etc. You need a lot of followers to monetize from that :)
     
  13. Galaxian

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    Well which settings are "safe" then?
     
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    Well as Brad suggested its probably better to air on the safe side when using a bot to follow/comment/like.

    Other than that its a good post by OP and it will be beneficial to a lot of members
     
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    That's pretty vague. That's the same as saying create a youtube account, choose a niche, upload videos with PPD link and wait for money. But yeah, I got the idea, that's what I'm doing right now.
     
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    How you post your pictures? You use Follow Liker or post by phone. I have 44 accounts running just post 1 picture a day from follow liker. Is hard setup it to post more them 1 picture a day, because my automation take 10 minutes, the interval betwenn pictures posted, because it i post just 1 photo a day. My setting is like the same as you, but i dont comment, i just do like, follow and share. Because comment have a high risky of get reported.
     
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  17. Brannan

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    I Don't have that many accounts so i post manually with phone. I just pause the bot for a while, then i post a picture then i start the bot again :) I only do this with 5 accounts at the time because i feel that i can make just as much money on those five if i focus hard on them, rather then having 50 accounts which i wouldnt be able to manage. I haven't gotten any bans or complaints on any of my accounts. Ever :)