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How I Made $53 Today On InstaGram

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ContentExpert, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Emertat

    Emertat Junior Member

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    Is your method a kind of dropshipping?is it doable with affiliate sites?
    btw thanks for great tutorial :)
     
  2. ContentExpert

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    Drop shipping is exactly what this method is about. You can use InstaGram to promote an Amazon affiliate site but your commissions are going to be much lower compared to simply reselling products at a higher price on your own site. Plus, you get paid immediately.
     
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  3. BirdyHere

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    Nice method! I'm watching this one. Keep us updated.
     
  4. ContentExpert

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    For sure, will post updated stats later today. :)
     
  5. phrost

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    Thanks for updating us on your results!

    Did you use Shopify or another online platform to initially set up your website? Or did you code everything yourself? I have very basic HTML & CSS knowledge.

    Do you drop ship only in the US or worldwide? When you get customers from states where your wholesale supplier is located, do you charge them the sales tax or do you eat the costs?

    I did drop shipping a few years ago, but I ended up messing up and losing about $300. That experience left me really discouraged. Your results are inspiring my lazy ass again.

    I would drop ship books on Amazon and half dot com. With each of my purchases, the wholesaler I used would give 5% store credit towards each future purchase. That along with combining my purchase with a online rewards portal like e.bates (1-2% cash back) & credit card points (1%) would be my profit. So very slim margins, but I intended to make it up in volume.

    I messed up by 1) drastically undercutting my prices vs competitors for fear of losing out & 2) spamming e.bates. For each purchase, I'd sign up for their $5 for new members with new email accounts. They banned my accounts & cancelled all of my cash back :(

    Here's something that I've been applying with reselling. Sign up for credit cards with big bonuses (ex: spend $4k in 3 months and get 50k points) & use them to make your purchases.
     
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  6. joshualo

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    hi,so you follow them manually? how many do you follow per hour or per day? and how many followers you have now?
     
  7. ContentExpert

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    Most of what you asked I've already answered on this thread but to reiterate, I built my "own" site and did not use Shopify or any other similar platform. My site was built on WordPress. I do not ship internationally, only within the US.
     
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  8. gman777

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    Take a look at the screenshot below:

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    How did you search only users that have liked within the past 12 hours?? How can you refine like that on instagram? Thank you!
     
  11. ContentExpert

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    It's simple, you follow users who have liked photo's that were "uploaded" within the past 12 hours or less.
     
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    I'm not sure if I'm missing the point or am just plain stupid. I have some questions.
    1. So what you do is buy the item from the company, tell them to ship it to the buyers address, then pocket the money?
    2. You never have the buyers item in your possession, correct ?
    3. How would this work when the same items are available for cheaper on the interwebs? Are the buyers meant to be ignorant to this?
    Sorry if these questions are stupid, I am new to this whole thing.
    Edit: Disregard questions 1 and 2 I saw replies to other peoples similar questions.
     
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    hi, i have question here..

    your Instagram post is just about your product or anything that related to your product? and how much you post on daily?

    sorry for my bad English.

    thanks :)
     
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    thanks for sharing such a detailed post. Wooo hooo hoping to implement these and get it cracking
     
  15. ContentExpert

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    In regards to questions 3, you've answered your own question. This method being successful is dependent on you getting the product(s) in front of potential buyers in hopes that they make an impulse purchase. Since I'm quite literally taking products and selling them at a higher cost, my business model is dependent on finding buyers that will not research Amazon, eBay or any other sites for the same product at a cheaper price.

    Hope all of you guys are doing good! :) Sorry for neglecting this thread for a while, I've been really busy with projects that I'm working on and wanted to update you all here with what I have going on (with InstaGram). So, my first page in the "computer" niche is still doing quite well and is continuing to perform way above what I expected.

    However, my reason for this update is to post a new InstaGram page that I started just three days ago. I saw a few other members here that has had success with the weed/marijuana niche so for this InstaGram page, I decided to step a bit out of what I'd consider to be the "norm" for me and start a page in this niche.

    Below, you'll see the results I've achieved with this page in just a few days.

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    The image below is currently the most "liked" photo on my account with over 1,000 likes! To my surprise, roughly 30 minutes after posting the photo, the image was in the "top posts" for many hashtags such as:
    • #Cannabis
    • #HighTimes
    • #Smoke
    • #420
    • #Marijuana
    • #MedicalMarijuana

    Being in the "Top Posts" for these hashtags drastically increased not only my likes but my followers as well. Here's the image:

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    I can't wait to see how the page continues to grow, I think within a month this account should be reaching 5,000 followers. I'll continue to update this thread with progress. If you have any questions just let me know below! :)
     
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  16. Coepi

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    Hey @ContentExpert , thank you for your update and thread!
    I've been looking to start my own dropshipping stores and your thread was the final push (I already have instagram experience). I have a couple questions though regarding your journey:
    1. How has the first store been performing in objective terms? (Sales/per day , number of new followers/per day, total followers - I ask to understand what's reasonable to expect from this instagram approach to dropshipping).
    2. What are your plans for this second account? Are you going to promote affiliate products/paraphernalia from weed stores?

    Again, thank you for the inspiration!
     
  17. ContentExpert

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    The first page is doing well, currently sitting at around 14.2K followers and in the past week has made me around $160 in "profit".

    The second page is growing at a much faster rate then my first page and is increasing at a rate of around 250-300 followers per day. Yesterday when I posted my second account here on the forum, I was at 823 followers. Take a look at how many followers the account has now:

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  18. Coepi

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    That's great, glad to know!
    Have you though about creating additional accounts and use them to redirect traffic to your main account? That would probably increase not only the daily followers amount but also your profit as it would expose you to an higher amount of people.
     
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    I've thought about that but I'm more interested in using my accounts to direct traffic to a website instead of another InstaGram account.
     
  20. manolo12399

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    good way to do things, so in the weed account you share photo of other sellers like in that case, not only generic photo without branding