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Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Euphorix, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Hey everybody!

    I'm beginning to document my Instagram journey tonight :) I've read two fantastic IG success stories/journey's on here that have inspired me to chronicle every step along the way

    I think that doing this will:

    1. Push me to take action, overcome sticking points, and succeed
    2. Connect me with like minded individuals and hopefully connect you guys with each other
    3. Inspire and help people that want to put in the work to build and achieve a life changing source of income

    My Story/What I've Done Thus Far

    I've now been in Internet marketing for about eighteen months. I ran an adsense/PPC site for the first year or so, built Facebook pages, and had some success with eBay drop shipping in the last six months.

    When I was first getting into internet marketing I built a luxury niched (IG) blog so I'm going into this with some experience. I've since scoured this forum for info on IG, read every article I can find online, emailed and talked with people that own big accounts, and have been fortunate enough to join several incredibly helpful skype groups (so key).

    I've created a new account and am focusing on that soley. I began with Followliker, but have recently switched off and am following/unfollowing manually. I have 1772 followers + am only posting very high quality photos with high quality, well thought out captions. Also researched and am branding through hashtags. Average likes per photo within 24 hours= 47

    My Goals

    Goal 1: End of October, 5k followers
    Goal 2: End of November, 20k followers
    Goal 3: End of December, 50k followers

    In order to fund this quick growth I'm beginning a Facebook cpa campaign. I'll be investing all the money I make off of that into IG. Additionally, once I hit 50k followers I plan on selling niche related shoutouts, and then re-investing that money into growing it farther through shoutouts

    I built a website on my day off yesterday and was accepted to three different cpa networks today. Definitely looking forward to what the future has in store for us :)
     
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  2. m4nuell

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    Good luck mate, hope you'll update often. I'll be following your journey as I'm trying my luck with instagram as well. However, looks like we've picked bad time for growing accounts :(
     
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  3. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Update #1

    Just hit 2k followers! Additionally have made an official agreement to do a 2 month, once a week, shout out for shout out campaign with a high quality niche related IG blog that has 3617 followers and an average of 122 likes within 24 hours per photo. We start tomorrow :)

    One thing that I really noticed is that it's hardest to get off the ground. It took me 50 posts to get from 0 to 1000 followers

    Getting from 1000-2000 followers only took me 14 posts.

    I attribute this to better hashtag research, the fact that I am tagging other big name niche-related blogs in my photos, and the social proof that comes with having 1k followers as opposed to none.

    I'll also add that I now follow 60 users directly after I post each picture with all its tags and hashtags
     
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    Update #3


    IG was having problems today. Still, I've posted three times since yesterday and am at 2,300 followers. I officially began my shoutout for shoutout campaign and have a second IG account (1322 followers, avg. 80 likes/24 hours) that has agreed to start a s4s campaign tomorrow :) Looking forward to both blogs shouting me out once a week

    My average likes per photo within first 24 hours is now at 58.4
     
  5. the XI

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    hey mate !
    i'm trying to built a fashion blog and i didn't hit the 1000 point but i'll do next week i'm guessing ... cuz 30 post got me 500 followers ... i'm thinking about a kik group so we can help each other
    looking forward for your replay guys :) :D
     
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    Can you tell us which is the niche? Not especifically, generally :p
     
  7. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Appreciate the advice. I'm only S4S-ing with IG's that match/ come very close to matching my IG's quality
     
  8. Euphorix

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    Good luck on your journey :) Share here so that we can all learn from/help you
     
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    I'm going to keep the niche secret for now. I will say this though: I picked an extremely popular niche (This way I can buy and sell shoutouts to a never ending supply of people) that down the line can sell a product (e-commerce)
     
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    Update #4

    Followers: 3450 (+1,150)

    I begin un-following tomorrow. During this time I really want to focus on getting five more blogs involved in the shout out for shout out campaigns so that I'm being shouted out every day. In addition I want to figure out a way to make some money to purchase shout outs (perhaps really figure out this facebook cpa campaign?)

    Two key points that have me motivated:

    1. I've now had three different IG accounts include me in group DM's asking for shout outs. Each DM has had me, and between 2 and 3 other accounts: Every single account other than me is in the 500k follower+ range

    2. Engagement per photo is going up. My average likes/photo within 24 hours is now at 88.

    Goal: Figure out how to get involved with mastermind groups. I know a lot of the bigger blogs have networks and I'd love to be a part of them.
     
  11. Jurr29

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    Good luck man, seems you are doing really great! Don't lose your momentum.
     
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    Hey, looks like journey is going good so far. Keep up good results, unfollowing now is much slower but oh well. Goodluck.
     
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    Great work ! subbing to follow your success
     
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  14. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    In case anybody's following along I wanted to let you know that I'm currently unfollowing. I will update this thread once that is done :)
     
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    Update

    Down to zero following! I thought I'd lose followers whilst unfollowing but a steady stream of content, along with two S4S campaigns has kept my account in the green.

    Followers: 3661 (+211)

    Now that IG is done updating it's algorithms I'm going to throw this bad boy back into Followliker. Have to continue posting good content and hopefully we'll make the 5k mark before the end of the month

    To be honest, I'm kind of re thinking my beginning goals. I'm running a Facebook marketing campaign (building up my Facebook accounts) as well as getting back into eBay so things are definitely going to pop off at some point. However, it may take a little longer than previously anticipated to be making enough money to fully fund this.

    Goal: Get five more S4S IG's and learn more about mentions. Anybody have any info on mentions in comparison to shout outs in terms of growth methods?
     
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    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Wanted to update everyone. I've spent the last 13 days focused on my other projects. Therefore it's looking like I'm going to fall short of my first goal :( I've actually been so busy that I haven't posted this week

    I'm sitting at 3894 followers and plan to get back to business within the next week or so. (+233)

    I may open multiple accounts but I need to figure out exactly how I could use them to grow this one. Any ideas?
     
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    Hey Euphorix,

    Dayum this IG stuff is hard. Aha I started an account recently, and already IG stopped me from following anyone. LOL I followed like fifty people and BAM they stopped me. After reading your thread about starting an IG acc I started immediatly. Only posting high quality orginal photos made by me. Hopefully you are still doing this too, would love to know/see your progress as I go as well. So far in the two days my account has been up. Ive posted 9 times, with about 12 followers, and following about 45 people. However I was at 80 following. Anyways, it seems like this is gonna be a long road, since for beginners IG stops you from following two many people. HOWEVER, I will see this through and for once I enjoy posting and doing this type of stuff. SO when I get big bro, I'll make sure to mention you.

    Easy.
     
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    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    Hey buddy! It's awesome to hear that you are determined :) I actually got my old account back and have progressed a long ways since that last update

    I recommend getting Followliker

    Set your follow/unfollow settings low and run them 24 hours a day

    Automate your entire accounts activities for 3 months at a time- The more accounts you run the better
     
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    Keep going man! you're an inspiration <3
     
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    Ahh Rachel, I'm so proud of you. You're going to be so successful if you stay on your grind <3