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IG - Slow & Steady

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by spacked, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. spacked

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    Before reading: This is a slow process and not
    any "get rich quick journey"!



    Hey now! Just another Instagram journey, I will try my very best at being patient.
    I also work quite a lot with Websites/Facebook/Youtube so I will try to spend as
    little time on this as possible,
    because I fear Instagram eventually is going to ban
    me for it.



    That's usually what happens.. #singletear


    The account itself is a couple of months old, but I've been through a whole bunch
    of different "personas" on this one so my initial
    followers are probably nowhere to
    be found.



    My initial idea was writing down how many followers I've gained from day to day and
    be a lot more specific, but since that takes time and I would like to spend as little of
    that resource as humanly possible, I ended up with the list at the bottom. I will try to
    update this journey at
    least once a day during the weekdays. If I don't I feel like that's
    OK as
    well, since I'm in this for the long run.



    Now, I will however take a close look at the amount of followers from day to day and
    also what pays off the most. I will definitely be careful with comments, since those
    are poisonous
    (easier to get noticed as spammer) and often slightly inaccurate.


    I'll also try different things with regards to hours of Instagressing per day, and do my
    best not to get banned (thus spending little time on this, better safe than sorry). I will
    unfollow every now and then and try not to follow too many at a time.. Because it looks
    spammy. I will mix the amount of likes/comments/follows on a daily basis until I find
    out what works the best. I do not expect any great results in the beginning, since this
    is original content and not viral-material.


    If anyone got any tips/tricks/questions: feel free! At this point I feel more for the tips
    and
    tricks since I am fairly new to building a following, and especially on IG.


    Oh yeah, I almost forgot: original content and no specific niche.


    Followers before: 103
    Method: Instagress
     
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    DAY 1
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    LIKES - 120
    COMMENTS - 30
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    TOTAL FOLLOWERS - 112
    TOTAL FOLLOWS - 92
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    TIME SPENT - 03:30
    Comment - Not too good, but understandable, I just stopped it.


     
  3. dhia27

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    Yeah, "Steady & Slow" is a better spelled sentence.
    Consider having 2 more accounts, who knows ?
    GOOD LUCK !
     
  4. Pavlo178

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    Good luck, just don't use italic and minimized text.. hard to read
    I'm on an IG journey as well but niche specific
     
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    Good luck, growing a few accounts at once is as also a good idea as @dhia27 mentioned!
     
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    Thanks bro. I certainly will after some testing and figuring out if this'll work.

    Changed. That's probably the smartest thing to do.. I've got 2 wide niches within the same account. It may very well be stupid but it keeps things interesting, fun and challenging.

    Thank you. I will once I figure out how to do things properly.
     
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    DAY 2
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    LIKES - 252
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    TOTAL FOLLOWERS - 121
    TOTAL FOLLOWS - 175
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    TIME SPENT - 06:30
    Comment - Things take time. Going to change the tags I'm pursuing.
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of users give the same advice that i am going to give, try and work on more than one account. Its worth it man.
     
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    I can see the confusion so I guess I'm better off explaining myself.

    I see the benefits, trust me. The reasons I'm not doing it thus far, is that I want to figure out the dos and donts by myself on this old account, try to do it slow and steady with the least risk imaginable. I want to build one major authority account first, because once I've got that done it's a piece of cake breeding new ones.

    I should create another one though, just in case something happens. Do you (or anyone else) know if I can do that without using any VPNs etc?
     
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    COMMENT Changed tags etc, started the first part of the day just liking,
    mixed it up the last 8 hours or so. Think I'm going to do it all day tomorrow.

    Not unfollowing anyone, except for the people already following me, trying
    this at least for a
    couple of days.
     
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    Best of luck on the journey mate
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    DAY 4
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    TOTAL FOLLOWERS 150
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    COMMENT I just had to pass the 150 mark. Entire day liking and following.
    Poor return though, not even 10%.
    Let's just hope they're engaging followers.
    Going to upload twice a day instead of just one, I uploaded 3 yesterday but it
    was kind of the same video divided into 3 parts. Going to change my settings
    so that I only like and follow people who's uploaded new content. Also going

    to upload more engaging (humorous) content. Tomorrow might be a day filled
    with something as amazing as unfollowing people.


    Song of the day: Schoolboy Q - That Part
     
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    • TOTAL FOLLOWS 667
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    • TIME SPENT 05:33
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    • I have to mix things up and focus more on the quality of my posts. This is unacceptable. Thinking about only focusing on one of my niches, since it's still pretty early in the process and I won't lose anything substantial. Narrowing my account will also make it easier to create quality content since I've got only one area to focus on. I am also thinking about scaling up and creating a Youtube channel, website etc when I get enough followers. Let's focus on the followers first. Love this! Still, I love this and it'll feel so rewarding when I get there. 10K or so!
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    • Song of the day: Problem by Chance the Rapper
     
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    • TOTAL FOLLOWS 1019
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    • Totally forgot to write down the stats yesterday, nothing major has happened or will happen in the nearest future so it doesn't really matter. Gained some followers both yesterday and today. I now know what to focus on and that's a really good thing. Only 5 posts thus far, deleted some to up the quality. I've also both unfollowed and followed a whole bunch of people today, that's why the "follows" section were low. Motivated!
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    • Mood: Can't tell me nothing by Kanye West
     
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    • TOTAL FOLLOWERS 249
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    • Followed a ton of people (1000 ish), currently unfollowing (250 ish). Gonna continue unfollowing until I'm well under 1000. Things are going good, deleted a whole bunch of pictures and I'm posting QUALITY content once a day. Not a spam-friendly niche.
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    463 followers. Slower process than I thought, but it's all good. Safety first. Very hard niche, wouldn't even call it one - not really any competition. Trying to up the quality though and I kind of get a sense what people like seeing from me. The positive thing is that I feel like I can monetize from it in a major way once I get up to 10k+ and branch out by adding some personality to it.