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Instagram Journey to 100,000+ followers w/ GrowMyInsta

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by TheSwolerbear, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. TheSwolerbear

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    Introduction
    First let me start off by introducing myself a little bit. I am a Graphic designer/ Front-end developer and long-time lurker on BHW and other similar forums. I have been reading up on different types of marketing plans and ideas and I have finally decided to attempt building up several fitness Instagram channels and monetizing them when I have a decent following.


    A basic outline of my strategy:

    1. Create channels
    2. Start a Following
    3. Monetize


    Goal:

    My main goal is to end up with several channels with at the very least 100k followers, though I know Instagram has really started to crack down on botted accounts.


    Choosing a Service:

    I looked into several different types of botting services (FL, GrowMyInsta, Instagress, etc). While I'm sure all of the following services have their own pros and cons, I ended up choosing GrowMyInsta for a few reasons:

    It seemed safer for my accounts (I spoke directly with the owner, very friendly individual, he said only 1 of all the many hundreds of his users have been banned from
    Instagram), Good and friendly customer service, I didn't have to buy proxies or VPN.

    My main concern was being banned from Instagram, I didn't want to put in a ton of work only to get destroyed by IG.


    The strategy:

    For the first week or two, I plan to be very safe on IG, gaining around 50-100 followers per day.

    Weeks beyond week two, I will be raising that to about 150 followers per day through the chosen service.

    Beyond using the service, one of my main strategies will be to incorporate interactive descriptions on all of my photos for example, I may have users tag three of their friends and make them follow for a chance to win some sort of prize.


    Monetization:

    I am a front-end developer so I plan on monetizing my user base by sending them to niche related websites that have offers, CPC, CPA and more. Other than that, I may sell shout-outs when my following gets over 30k, but I doubt I will be selling them too often, as I don't want to lose precious followers.

    HERE GOES NOTHING!

     
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  2. JustChillin

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    Great first post, best of luck =)
     
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  3. TheSwolerbear

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    Update #1

    So I have now been running on the GrowMyInsta bot for nearly 24 hours and so far so good. My accounts are right on track.

    In the 18 hours each account has accumulated around 70 followers, I'm going to keep a nice slow pace of around 50-100 for a few more days before gradually increasing the amount so I can gain 150-200 per day.

    The process is quite automated, all I am doing now is posting photos to each account every few hours and waiting for the followers to increase.

    I ended up jailbreaking an old iPhone I found and downloading Slices, this way I am able to run multiple IG accounts from the same phone.. The only issue is my old iPhone is slowwwwwww
     
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    Congrats to OP! Good luck, here if you need any help!
     
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    Go ahead bro! GOOD LUCK! ;)
     
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  7. eXampL

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    Good luck with your journey op! Don't forget to keep us posted
     
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    Good luck dude, keep us updated!!!
     
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    Good luck man and remember there will be bad days but you just have to keep your head and and weather the storm.
     
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    Good Luck with thread, I'm also with growmyinsta it's the best! Keep it up!
     
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  11. RobWil

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    Nice plan man good luck!
     
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  12. growmyinsta

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    Look forward to seeing your update today :)
     
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  13. TheSwolerbear

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    Update #2

    So, I added a comedy IG channel to the two I already had running yesterday and it is starting to take off like the others!

    So far I have 3 accounts, two fitness channels and the one comedy channels, here are the numbers below after two days! (Remember, I was aiming for 50 followers per day for the first week or two!

    Fitness Channel #1: 201 followers (This one is doubling my expected amount of followers!)
    Fitness Channel #2: 86 followers (I accidentally changed the password so the program stopped running it for a day)
    Comedy Channel: 71 followers (Started last night)

    I also wanted to thank everyone here for all kindness and the support. If you ever have any questions about any of the services or applications that I'm using, or have any other comments/concerns please ask! I am more than happy to let you know what's going on and help out anyone who needs it!

    One other thing that I would like to add is that I'm updating the posts on these accounts quite frequently, I have been adding about 6-8 posts per day on each account. I believe the frequency and quality of each post directly relates to how many followers I am receiving, especially for my first fitness channel, it's really gained a lot of traction in a short time.
     
  14. growmyinsta

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    quality updates! Can see this being a very successful journey!
     
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    Hi there, good luck..
    You don't have to use your phone to post pictures on instagram
    You should use onlypult to upload, schedule etc. you posts from web.
    I am using it, because I don't want to use my phone 40 times a day for posting.
    I just upload weekly scheduled posts for accounts and watch.
    You should give it a try, they have free trial for 1 account I guess.
     
  16. TheSwolerbear

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    Update #2

    Fitness Channel #1: 274 followers
    Fitness Channel #2: 170 followers
    Comedy Channel: 130 followers

    All of the channels are right on course! In about 6 days I will be jacking up the amount of followers I get per day quite a bit. I'm still taking it slow as I do not want to be banned from IG.

    Cant wait to hit my first 1000 followers
    :top:
     
  17. RedRed

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    good progress buddy.

    will follow :)
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate. You are making good progress and I like the way you are keeping us in the loop. :)
     
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    The success will be amazing when we speed up, we just got to make sure your account's are safe :)
     
  20. TheSwolerbear

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    Update #3

    Hello everybody, I'm back and things are going VERY smoothly.

    So my one fitness account is really starting to get a following after a few days and the best part is the followers are all liking my photos and even commenting too!

    Here are the numbers, along with todays average number of likes

    Fitness Channel #1: 520 followers, ~20-30 likes per upload
    Fitness Channel #2: 325 followers, ~8-14 likes per upload
    Comedy Channel: 232 followers, ~ 7-12 likes per upload

    So the numbers are good, considering I am going at the slowest pace possible... Just a few more days until I get GrowMyInsta to start boosting their services speed by 2-3, can't wait to let you all know how that ends up going (fingers crossed it works well!).

    It's nice to see active followers, in my opinion, having 5000 active followers is much more desirable than 30,000 fake followers. It may sound stupid because I have such a small following still, but having people tagging their friends, commenting and liking my photos regularly, even during odd hours of the day makes this journey feel good and gives me high hopes for the future of these channels.

    Thanks again everyone for all of the great comments and good wishes!