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[IG Outline] Manually Earning Followers; My Method

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by icyusa, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. icyusa

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    Introduction
    Not everybody has, or more likely, not everybody wants to spend the money on an Instagram bot. Before going into my method on manually earning Instagram followers, I do strongly recommend that you buy an Instagram bot rather than doing it manually, just because it saves you time, and hassle. Many bots can be found on BHW, such as FollowLiker, and MassPlanner. But if you want to do it manually, check out the method I use, to gain anywhere from 20-200 followers per day (and more). This is not a completely new and original idea / method, but rather how I modified the method and use it differently.

    Following and Unfollowing (done differently)
    I can already hear some of you moaning and groaning, "this is not a new method", well it's not. I just use this method different than other (most?) people do. I will list out the steps to doing my version of this method, below, and below the steps will be a deeper explanation as to how and why this works, if you're interested in reading that.


    1. Depending on your niche, find an account in your niche (competing?) with somewhere around, or above 100k+ followers. 500k+ or more is preferred.
    2. Make sure the account you selected posts on a daily, or close-to-daily basis, so that their follower engagement is high.
    3. THIS STEP IS OPTIONAL. Turn on post notifications for this account.
    4. When the account posts a picture [try to do this within 30 minutes of the post being uploaded], the followers you want to target are specifically commenters, and likers. Go through the comment section first, and follow people who commented on the post.(obviously, make sure the comment is positive feedback, and not negative, before following).
    5. After completing step 3, like the picture. Wait about 20 seconds, and then refresh the post. Make sure the likes count has gone up by at least 50 before you begin step 6.
    6. Open up the likes, and follow a good amount of people. I usually follow everyone until my own account appears in the "likers" list.
    7. Wait about an hour, then begin unfollowing the people you followed. This is most easily done for myself personally, by downloading an app called "On fleek for Instagram" uploaded to the Apple Store for iOS devices by "Nico Uribe."
    8. Repeat often, using different accounts to get followers from.

    "On fleek for Instagram" is an app that supports Mass Unfollowing and is recommended, but can of course, be replaced by any app or service with the same functionality.

    Tips & Tricks (feel free to skip this section)

    • If possible​, use an iPad or a larger devices, as you can use multiple fingers at a time, to tap the follow button in "Likers" section. This really speeds up the process, and is just overall, easier!
    • Avoid users with no profile picture or with their name (underneath their username) IN FULL CAPS, these users are often bots, fake accounts, etc.
    • Like I said before, try to select a picture (to get followers from) within 30 minutes of being uploaded. Within 10 minutes is BEST because the more recent the post, the more likely and more quickly you will be to get your followers!
    • MORE TIPS COMING SOON - Feel free to reply with a tip, and I will add it to this list!

    Conclusion (How and why does this work?)
    Pretty simple, really. By following likers, specifically people who comment (and tag people - people who tag others are the be, people to follow), you know you're getting potential active followers, already following people from your niche. These people are less likely to unfollow, or become ghost followers, because you've created a connection with their account, by following them. If your business, or account has a catchy username, this is the fastest and best way to get your name into their head. This also targets people who were recently on Instagram, and most of the time still will be online, resulting in a quicker follow4follow. Targetting people in my niche, I usually have a 26/100 conversion rate, or a bit over 1/4; 26% of people I follow using this method will follow back. These statistics are from the religion niche and I currently have about 4.6k (+107, most recently) followers on this account, so obviously, depending on your amount of followers, your conversion rate will either go up, or down. Your follow count is your value,the more followers you have, the easier it is to get new followers. That's just how Instagram is. So I know this isn't a completely new idea, simply a spin-off of another, so I'm not claiming this will get you thousands of followers, although if it does, comment about it! This method has my account on track for about 2,500 followers a month, and I will be increasing my usage of this, to get this amount to skyrocket to hopefully 8,000 a month. I am also on track for 10,000 in a few months, and I can't wait, for that. Anyways, I hope this helps you guys grow your Instagram pages. If you have any questions, or recommendations, leave them below!

    Thanks, and good luck! :)​this is a small smilie face
     
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  2. okazaki

    okazaki Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks for sharing this method
     
  3. VapeMonkey

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    I did this all the time when I started. After a while I got tired of it and would just refresh their list of followers, which increases really quick with a 2M account. Was much more effective for me. Those fresh followers are more prone to follow you back.
     
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    Same goes for me.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
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  5. icyusa

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    True, but this method is also meant to prevent ghost followers. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Actually this isn't new i do like this all the time. Thanks for sharing anyways :)
     
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    Did exactly the same thing when I was still doing things manually. Ended up using a bot as it became so time consuming for me. Thanks for sharing though, still a good method for newbies! :)
     
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    I always do this, I always follow likers not followers.

    nonetheless, great share!
     
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    For veterans in the IG game, yeah, this is old news.

    But for uber-newbies like me, this is a GEM. Thank you OP!

    I have MP but my plan is for the first 30 days, I am going to grow an account manually, making sure it's got that much needed human touch. Afterwhich, I'll load it on MP, start slow, gradually increasing bot activity. This post just gave me an awesome idea for a daily routine.
     
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  10. icyusa

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    No problem to all of you! Sorry this idea wasn't as unique as I originally expected!
     
  11. envisioned

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    I believe that people who followed an account are much more likely to follow you back instead of targeting those liking/commenting on pictures, but that's just my experience, could be different, depending on the niches.

    Instead of just following straight away, I'd first go to their profile and check wether it's worth following or not, trying to avoid bots/fakes this way.

    Doing things manually is really effective but time also really time consuming. Since time's money, automating just helps out a lot. Of course, it's still risky, but we're on a blackhat forum for a reason ;-)

    Regards,
     
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  12. kriwil

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    I use this method currently
    You can use automated script
     
  13. icyusa

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    I agree in some cases, but it does really depend on the niche. The best way to avoid bots (in my case) is just avoiding people without profile pictures, or without their names (underneath their usernames) in full caps. Thanks for your feedback!
     
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    This method is ok when your account is new but eventually you will just be following the same people over and over again.
     
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    Nice method.
    Do you know any app for android that makes following and unfollowing easier.
     
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    Nice share for these who dont wanna buy a bot.
     
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    Nice, thanks for sharing.

    I've been using instagress for a while now and seeing a pretty good return.
     
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    THANKS for sharing this osm method
     
  19. iRadium

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    I'm using the same method but with an automated script.
    Mass follow new followers from big accounts + Mass likes on the hashtag related to your niche = epic win
     
  20. W9go

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    i think so to that you follow and unfollow often the same people with the time ....... but it works for sure.