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IG Journey: reaching 250.000 followers before the end of 2016

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Darklands, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Darklands

    Darklands Newbie

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    Hello there!

    First of all, this forum is truly amazing and thanks for inspiring me a lot. I have always been a big fan of Instagram and I manually grew my personal account to 3k. Last night, I started my own official Instagram journey.

    GOAL
    - Reaching 250.000 followers before the end 2016 -
    - 10 to 15 accounts -
    - w/Massplanner -

    I make websites for a living, so I think I have great resources to monetize all accounts really well, no matter what the subject is. I have some great ideas which I might share later on.


    Investment so far
    - $45 Massplanner (6 months) -
    - $63 Massplanner addons (one time payment) -
    - $18 VPS iwstack (monthly) -
    - $2,80 Proxy proxy-n-vpn (monthly) -
    $20 for 5 sim cards, and around 5 free ones (one time payment)

    I probably will need 5-7 proxy accounts. So in a period of 6 months, the investment will be at least $340 usd dollar, which comes down to around $55 a month.

    I’d rather take it slow and safe. No pressure on making money quick, only on getting good followers. I really love doing this.

    Struggles I may come across:
    - I’m still not sure whats the easiest way to publish as much quality content as possible

    THE START
    So last night I made the start and installed the VPS and Massplanner and created my first account. This is all really simple. I might share my settings later on, but for now I’m testing them myself. I do it pretty safe right now anyway.

    12 hours have past by and…
    IG 1: +
    22 followers (22)

    Planning to post updates every day or every two days :)

    Questions? Tips? Let me know!
    Thanks for following!
     
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  2. marbinx

    marbinx Junior Member

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    Great journey, I think 250k by the end of 2016 is really achievable with 10-15 accounts.

    GL
     
  3. KenTZ

    KenTZ Regular Member

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    Growing 10 accounts to ~25K each in 7 months sounds very doable.

    Best of luck, OP. :)
     
  4. jtotheizzo

    jtotheizzo Newbie

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    Good luck buddy! I'm on the same journey, fancy kid/whatsapp to help discuss each others journyes/business? I'll pm
     
  5. jtotheizzo

    jtotheizzo Newbie

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    Nvm won't let me PM, kik=insta777
     
  6. 12popi123

    12popi123 Registered Member

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    i thought that you can have unlimited instagram accounts?
     
  7. thetoothfairy

    thetoothfairy Power Member

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    Nice journey ,good luck bro.
     
  8. LoftPower

    LoftPower Elite Member

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    Wishing you much luck and success on this journey!
     
  9. deltaone

    deltaone Regular Member

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    Best of luck, I am on a similar journey. Regarding publishing quality content, check my post about it:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/my-journey-from-zero-to-usd-5-000-a-day.846181/page-4

    Just buy publisher add on from Massplanner2. You can publish to LinkedIn/groups, Facebook/Groups/Pages, Twitter, Google+/Pages/Groups, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. You can add content from computer and even URL's directly.
     
  10. Darklands

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    Thanks for all for the replies!

    Until yesterday I thought it was really do-able too, but I do have a small concern now. Is it normal new accounts grow pretty slow when using Massplanner? I only have a follow back ratio of around +- 11% on my first 2 accounts. Will this grow by time? What can I do to improve this?

    I have 14-16 good quality images on both of them. From my experience, doing this manually got me better results (on my personal account), but of course, then I can't scale this operation.
     
  11. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    You sticking with 1 niche or multiple niches? 11% followback seems pretty low, but it also depends on the niche.
     
  12. Darklands

    Darklands Newbie

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    Multiple niches. I started with two kinda general niches for now tho. Maybe that makes the difference.
     
  13. Pavlo178

    Pavlo178 Regular Member

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    Manual is always better, and you gotta rethink your botting strategy (source) because 11% is very low!
     
  14. Darklands

    Darklands Newbie

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    Imagine I have an account about a celebrity. Following and liking followers of the celebrity and also people who use the hashtag with the name, would be the most logical choice right?

    Or would you go an other way?
     
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    onelettershor Supreme Member

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    $2,80 Proxy proxy-n-vpn (monthly) -
    So you are only using 1 proxy for this?

    Best of luck with your journey!
     
  16. Pavlo178

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    Yeah the most logical thing to do, but what are you expecting as $$$ goals from that ? Except if u just do it for fun which is not the case i guess!
     
  17. Darklands

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    No no, as mentioned I will use around 5-7 proxies probably. I now have 3 accounts and use 2 accounts per proxy :) Will update statistic tomorrow!

    Well it was an example, but if I would these would be my ideas: offer (look a like) outfits, simple site with adsense and getting email addresses.
     
  18. Darklands

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    UPDATE
    To be quite honest, it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. But well, that's also a fun part of the process.

    Day 3:
    IG-1: 89 followers
    IG-2: got deleted
    IG-3: 56 followers

    I tweaked the bio's a little bit and followback ratio got up to around 17% now!

    Why account 2 got deleted I don't know. Same settings as other accounts, I'm pretty sure not aggressive. Maybe because it was some sort of hot girl channel, I didn't post any nudes though.

    I really thought I would have had more followers by now. But that doesn't stop me from going on!
     
  19. Naibres

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    How is the journey going?
     
  20. JokerSEO

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    Looks like an awesome journey mate, best of luck. Why did 1 get banned so quickly?