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Instagram // Journey to 100K Followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dondada7, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. dondada7

    dondada7 Power Member

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    Title explains it all. I will hopefully use this thread to share my experiences on what works, what doesn't work and other bits that will be helpful.
    I will update with earnings as well when I start to monetize the account.
    And one last thing, I won't be using any bots.


    Day 1
    Followers: 490

    A slow start trying to find ways of getting followers but then bought my first shout out for $5 for 30 minutes which brought in around 300 followers which was more than I expected tbh. Weather that was a good amount or not I am not sure but will be comparing it to other shout outs from other accounts


     
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    Followers still pouring in after shout out picture was taken down which is surprising but encouraging.
     
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    Wow this is so encouraging :) I'm currently on a journey myself with money making with instagram. Can you tell me how you got a 30 min shoutout for 5$? :)
     
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    No cash its easy to find $7 for 30 min... its all networking
     
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    Can you explain? When I contact people online, they charge around 50$??
     
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    Was about to post a great source, but then I thought, why would i give that away. Its something you need to look for and really try hard for mate.
     
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    Featurehub has some $5 promos but I haven't tried it so I don't know what the quality is like.

    I also asked for a $5 tester and they didn't mind
     
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    Just search for big accounts in your niche and ask for a tester
     
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    You got a nice result for 5$
     
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    Day 2
    Followers: 1750

    Changed my profile a bit at the start of the day which may have helped
    Bought another 30 minute promo for $5 which gave 300+ followers
    I have no idea where the other 1000+ came from they were just coming in through the day without doing anything, seemed to have slowed a bit now though.
    At this rate I'll hit 100K in no time
    Still not thought of how I'm going to monetize

    Edit: I did get a 100 follower review copy so that's 1650 real followers
     
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    30 minute tests seem to be the way to go as the majority of followers come in the first couple of minutes then slowly decreases
     
  12. hajro

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    Nice journey, I am on same road as you. Started 4 weeks ago (20k followers now). How much money you plan to spend on shoutouts?

    one tip: Never change username
     
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    Do you pay them for tests or they do it for free so If you like, you pay real shoutout?
     
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    Good luck bro
    Don't have a budget, maybe $50-$100.

    Ye I pay.
    The majority of accounts I come across start there rates at $10-$25, I message them asking if they do test shout outs for $5 and they don't mind.
    And there not really tests because I won't be going back and paying the full price because I get more bang for my buck with a 30 minute ad
     
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    That is a huge increase in followers. Certainly going to try it out myself
     
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    wow great start so far! Are you using any bots?
     
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    Nice solid start OP. Pretty curious how this is all going to cost when you hit 100k lol
     
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    Nope, completely whitehat
     
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    After a certain amount of followers you can get shout for shouts where you don't have to pay. I think I'll get to 10K then stop buying shouts, but I'll see how it goes
     
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    hiya there, great work .. could you pass on the VA at all who runs setup accounts, im in need