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I recently bought an Instagram account with 86k followers and need some help!

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by mramazing42, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. mramazing42

    mramazing42 Newbie

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    I have an account with 85k followers on it right now. I am looking for ways to grow to 150k and not sure where to start. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be great. I know I can buy shoutouts but I am trying to find a good place to do that and maybe do any sfs.
     
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    Hope you didn't pay over the top for it - what with the way instagram has been banning accounts recently.

    You could use followliker - its a tool many use for growing their accounts - but be sure to use the right settings
     
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    I think S4S will gonna help you do 2 or 3 regularly..don't buy shoutouts!
     
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    I really want to grow this within the next month. Why should I not buy shoutouts? I know people in the business that recommend it but I also hear from people that its a bad idea.
     
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    Please and please do not buy accounts base on followers as the important thing in buying accounts is the interaction rate of his followers to determine if it's fake or not. So always ask for that when buying.


    Again do not buy shoutouts and stick to buy per post on account. to ensure you will have legit followers that are interested in your niche in which are active so you can market anything to them.


    Here's an experience i have encountered with an instagram sellers the account itself have 180k+ followers in which i purchased a shoutout and later found out he was just sending fake followers through my social media account to make me believe that his shoutout is effective.


    If you need help feel free to reply.
     
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    mramazing42 Newbie

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    I know the person that sold it to me is legit. He is well known in the social media business and the account is getting about 4-6k likes a photo with about 50-200 comments. If I were to buy a shoutout it would be someone that I know wont be fake.
    What do you mean buy per post?
     
  7. avilux

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    S4S with other accounts in the similar follower/engagement range. I wouldn't pay for shoutouts as they're overpriced a lot of the time. Invest in Followliker and follow for follows. Then unfollow, and repeat. Most of the people who followed you back won't unfollow, and to increase engagement slightly you can also like/comment on their stuff if you want. Monetizing an 85K could potentially be worth a lot of money if you know what you're doing. And growing to 150K is most certainly possible.
     
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    Truthfully, there's nothing wrong with buying "SHOUT-OUTS" if you know what you are doing. I wouldn't suggest getting a bot on a page like that because your page can possibly get banned (it happened to me) so you are taking a hardcore risk! I wouldn't do it... Actually, it wouldn't be worth doing the F4F with all the new changes Instagram has placed when it comes to bots anyways....
     
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    I would rather not mess with F4F or anything like that. I follow 1 person and thats it, makes the account look better too.
    I will try to sfs and buy a shoutout or 2 to test it out.
     
  10. avilux

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    I wouldn't say it's hardcore. Sure, IG has placed new changes and made it harder.. but it's been "difficult" for months now. If you know what you're doing with bots, as in keeping safe follow limits and space it out well, nothing should happen other than expected results. But if OP is against bots, then I'd advise manually following/unfollowing. You can still have the page at 1 follow by the end of the day if you unfollow quickly. Buying shoutouts is expensive. Even a $10 shoutout for what.. a maximum of 250 new followers? At those rates, that would mean that the 86,000 follower account would be worth $3,440 if divided by rates of 250. No way. Way too overpriced. An account with that amount of followers and very, very good engagement would be worth max $2-2.5K. But, that is assuming the shoutouts would be cheap and would bring good results. Probably for most accounts over 100K followers, they'll ask $15-25 for a shoutout. And some legitimate accounts could bring you as low as 50-100 followers. Let's say though, to get to 150K you do S4S 50% of the time, and the other half you buy shoutouts. Let's say, per each promotion.. for both S4S and paid promos, you get an average of 200 new followers. You'd need to get 64,000 new followers within a few months to reach the goal. So let's say, with natural growth OP gets a generous 25,000 followers in 3-4 months. The remainder of 39K would be divided into 200 bits, half being free. So what you have left is 19,500 followers that need to be gained through 97.5 payments, if it'd be divided in 200 bits. And finally, let's say OP pays $12 per shoutout. That would cost him $1,170. It's quite a bit of money.. but then again. He'd be at 150K followers and he'd be able to now sell overpriced shoutouts himself. Or he could sell merch, or do CPA. He'd be able to profit easily.. but wouldn't it be better to invest the $1,170 somewhere else? Such as say, buying 10 accounts from people for $117. These 10 accounts could have anywhere from 5K-10K followers. I know there's people who'd sell their accounts with this amount of followers for that price. OP could at least manually grow these 10 accounts slowly himself, or use a bot to F4F since he wouldn't care about how these accounts would look. Then within 3-4 months, he could have grown the accounts at least all to 15K-25K followers, and then give completely free shoutouts to his main account from his 10 every day/every few days (depending on how "clean" OP wants his 10 accounts to look). And not only that, but with continued growth.. he could eventually get his 10 to 50K+ each within less than a year. Worst case scenario, he could sell them each very low for $5 per 1K followers. So $250 per account. $2,500 right there. You profited $1,330 from the initial investment PLUS whatever else you made from your 150K throughout that year.
     
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    Wow man, that is a lot to take in at once. I have heard and seen people doing what you said and growing a bunch of smaller accounts but I don't have the knowledge to do that.

    I planned on spending $4k at first on an IG account and turning around to sell shoutouts or something else, but I got an account for half that and am willing to spend $1k on shoutouts to reach my goal. Once I hit even 120k I can start selling shoutouts since I will be getting about 8-11k likes/pic with 150-300 comments. Its easy money and I want to hop on the train before its too late.

    Thank you for your input and I will use your info to help guide me to whats next!
     
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  12. LleixG

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    Best way is to do S4S with similar accounts