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Instagram Journey from 0 -10k followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by redkatana, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. redkatana

    redkatana Registered Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I've been reading a lot of Instagram journeys and i have been incredibly inspired by so many successes and also failures (haha) that i've seen on here. I am a girl and I am currently still in university. I've dabbled in affiliate marketing before and had great success with it but it was shortlived i guess. So , I'm starting back from 0 and i'm choosing Instagram as my next platform.

    I've actually been very curious about Instagram but never had that much motivation to look more into it until very recently. I've been asking around on how to gain followers on instagram and i got very generic answers. I dug deeper and finally, i found this thread.

    For your information, i will be opening 10 different accounts. Here are the things that i've done so far.

    1. Purchased Followers Liker
    2. Purchased 6 SSL IG proxies (meaning there are 2 proxies that will share 2 different accounts)
    3. Purchased 10 different SIM cards for the purpose of verification for every account.

    Here are where my accounts stand so far. I started from 0 so this is where i stand for day 2.

    Day 2
    Account 1: 235 followers (+235)
    Account 2: 164 followers (+164)
    Account 3: 0 followers


    I'm still waiting on 5 of my proxies so i will be opening all the other 7 accounts once my proxies are all set up.

    The niches for each of my account are all different. I'm completely new to this so i'm not sure on what niches to focus on. Right now, i'm just opening the accounts using different niches and see which one gains easier. Also, i'm not sure how long it will take me to reach 10k followers on all of my accounts but i hope it will be in 2 or 3 months.

    As of now, i am just setting my FL to follow followers of big and active accounts within the niche of each account. Also, i'm experimenting with liking and commenting on photos using hashtags on FL. So far, liking photos has not been an important contributor in the growth of follower count. For the photo commenting, i'm using the third account to incorporate both commenting & follow followers of big & active accounts.

    Also, is it normal for FL to upload low quality photos for the photo scheduling? The photos that FL uploaded in which i'm sure it is high quality when i scheduled it were really bad quality when i saw it on the IG. Is that normal? If so, what other software do you guys use to schedule uploads?

    I've heard of igerslike but the registration are closed and i will need an invite. I've also heard of Massplanner which is pretty similar to FL and has the scheduling function as well but i'm wondering if its worth the money. I've been manually updating two of the accounts and i think i'll probably cry a little bit if i have to manually update all of the 10 accounts. Any suggestions?
     
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  2. success1988

    success1988 Regular Member

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    beside you lady...hehe
    so you are a babe.. hehe.. well good luck for your journey..
    p.s: i see this is your first post also..nice..
     
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  3. tradersinc

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    Remember to keep updating the thread, it would help keep you motivated and you'd be able keep track of your progress and as well help others in their instagram journey. Good luck on your journey.
     
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    recently lots of instagram journeys. still best of luck with your journey.
     
  5. vulpix92

    vulpix92 Newbie

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    -eye roll- she's a woman, not a spectacle in a circus, relax buddy.

    Keep us posted!
     
  6. gh0st_0

    gh0st_0 Senior Member

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    Good luck OP
    Dont give up!
     
  7. RoyalCobra777

    RoyalCobra777 Regular Member

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    Good Luck OP!!!
     
  8. JK2005

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    Good Luck OP, I'll tag along of this one. I'm getting into IG as a funnel to my travel Niche sites!
     
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    Good luck on the journey OP. 10k is very doable especially on instagram.
     
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    The photos that I've scheduled on FL to upload on IG are still high quality for me. Good luck!
     
  11. redkatana

    redkatana Registered Member

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    Haha thank you i'm flattered! Yes, this is my very first post. Looking forward to many more.

    Exactly what i thought. I'll try to update here weekly or every two days depending on when i'm available. I look forward to updating!

    Yes, i've noticed! Thank you!

    Thank you so much! Will do.

    Thank you! I hope i won't with the amount of money i forked out hahahah

    Thank you!

    Thank you so much and good luck to you as well!

    I hope so! Thank you for the well wishes.

    I've tested it on my third account and the photo that came out was actually high quality as well. I guess it was just a glitch the other day. I thankfully don't have to spend money on Massplanner or any other bot anymore. Thank you again!
     
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    As soon as the guys here hear it's a girl, they turn nuts;)
    Still good luck op :)
     
  13. redkatana

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    Thanks Tanckom! Appreciate it.
     
  14. redkatana

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    Ok so i hate to be whining but the whole IG creating process is so tiring. Today, i created another 7 accounts and that alone took me 5 hours because i used different phones to do it and i had to switch SIM cards blah, blah blah. This is literally manual labor and i can't wait to sleep but before that, i'll update on a few things that happened today.

    Today is Day 3 of my IG journey. Here are my stats
    DAY 3
    ACC 1: 395 (+160) *gets a good amount of comments
    ACC 2: 324 (+160) *not much comments coming in
    ACC 3: 50 (+50) *switched to a new niche
    ACC 4: 0
    ACC 5: 0
    ACC 6: 0
    ACC 7: 0
    ACC 8: 0
    ACC 9: 0
    ACC 10: 0


    Okay so i switched the niche of the third account today because it was super hard to find people who were interested in that niche and i couldn't find a good variety of big instagrams to scrape their followers off. The second account actually surprisingly is catching up with the first account and i created that a little bit later than the first account so it will be interesting to see where all of this will be heading. Hopefully all to 10k.

    I also did some research and i chose 3 niches that many would say saturated but i still think that there is very good opportunity there.

    Also, update for the FL setting in which previously i set the third account to comment on people's photos and also like people's photos, it has brought little to none followers for me. I get about 3 comment replies and i left about 100 comments on photos before i decided to stop it because i think it's basically useless or am i the one not getting how to use it properly. Also, liking people's photos don't seem to work for any of the accounts. I tried it on two of them and most of the followers i'm getting are the ones that i followed first.

    I will now tweak the settings for all the new accounts and tomorrow, i'll set up the auto schedule on FL. I've put about 9 good quality posts on each account and a good bio so it doesn't seem too obvious that it's a bot LOL

    For the new accounts, i've done research on really active accounts and i will be scraping their followers off them (is that the right term haha). I'm excited to see how the other 7 accounts will grow.

    Good day to everyone! Will update again tomorrow.
     
  15. SamLewis

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    Hi Thanks for sharing.

    How many are you following/commenting/liking a day?
    How often are you posting?
     
  16. redkatana

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    Most of my accounts are fairly new. So i'm sticking to following 300-400 per day. In about a week, i'll amp up the settings.

    The amount that i post depends on the niche of the account. Some of them i post 3-5 times a day, some of them just 2 posts per day. Nothing more than 5 though, i'm just going to build my follow count and i think a minimum of 2 would be good enough.

    Edit: Forgot to mention that every single one of my account already readily have at least 9 posts in them. I think it's good for first impression.

    OMG i just reread the question again and i forgot to answer the other part

    I don't do commenting or liking anymore. At least for now because i can't seem to get a good amount of follows from it and liking people's photos don't seem to be effective for me even if i target specific hashtags. Maybe if anyone has a good strategy to share, that would be really great.
     
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  17. redkatana

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    Quick update for Day 4

    Acc
    1: 554 (+159)
    2: 470 (+146)
    3: 210 (+160)
    4: 129
    5: 120
    6: 141
    7: 89
    8: 73
    9: 122
    10: 119


    I noticed that since i switched my third account's niche, it gains fairly nicely. Right now, i'm just going to schedule the posts to upload on each of the accounts and they will start posting tomorrow. Also, i need to lurk around more on BHW because i really want to gain more than 500 followers a day. I'm going to start experimenting on different settings and see how it pans out.
     
  18. Tanckom

    Tanckom Power Member

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    The first 10k are always hard... After 10k it will be much more easy and you can do sfs's
     
  19. taemonica

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    Hi, I assume you do all this through desktop. do you use bluestack to open ig on desktop? goodluck with your journey!
     
  20. Pergonde

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    Wish you all the best for your journey.
    How are you planning to monetize them?