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Instagram Journey to $100K

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by madblackhatter1000, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    I'd like to make $100,000 profit by the end of the year. Join me on my journey.

    I have 100 IG accounts, 1 to 4 months old, spread across 6 niches.

    Combined they have 75K followers today, ranging from 100-5000 followers each.

    Have a budget of $200 a month not including once-off fixed costs. I have a stable full-time job, could increase my budget if needed, but prefer to operate lean and bootstrap it.

    VPS ~ $30 /month
    30 virgin IG proxies ~$80
    Followerliker ~ $I forgot the price
    MassPlanner ~ $70 /every 6 months + 3 extra modules
    100 PVA Accounts ~ 120

    Monetization ~ already a few ideas to dropship products to test the receptivity of the market. If successful I will manufacture and sell my own products. Also interested in selling my own songs - professionally recorded/produced (by a friend), and also repackaging my university thesis into a book similar to the style of Malcolm Gladwell Blink/Outliers or Freakanomics.

    FollowLiker is currently following 300-600, unfollowing 200-500, liking 300-600, commenting 100-200. Different settings vary from each of the 1, 2 , 3, and 4 month old accounts. Most accounts getting 10-40 follows a day, every once in awhile 60-100 a day (but these are rare, maybe a few times a month). All accounts have unique HQ profile pics, cool bio, and 60 images. Some accounts haven't posted in 2 months and still getting many follows.

    Configuring MassPlanner now to campaign post different images across one of my niche (20 accounts), 1-post daily, from a pool of 1500 images. Tweaking the settings now before introducing other niches. Tedious, each account must be setup with same proxy used in FL. I hope these posts will increase engagement and follows.

    Goal 1: 100 follows per account daily.
    Goal 2: 100K combined followers.
    Goal 3: 10K followers per account.
     
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  2. sirloyd

    sirloyd Newbie

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    Good luck mate ! I will be following your journey.

    Question: How are you creating these accounts? Manually or you have sometype of software/website?
     
  3. madblackhatter1000

    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    I purchased 2 batches of 50 (100 total) PVA - Phone Verified Accounts which included email from one of the advertisers here in BMW Marketplace. Each batch has 1-3 accounts that get banned right away. New accounts seem to get banned quickly if there isn't activity within a week. Takes at least 10-30 minutes to setup an account. This includes:

    1. A second phone-verification (+purchasing a new number or burner number)
    2. A second email-verification
    3. Find and Upload a high quality profile photograph
    4. Edit high quality bio text
    5. Create at least 20 posts
    6. Setup in FollowLiker
     
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    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Moving some accounts from FollowerLiker to MassPlanner. Performing split A/B testing to see which bot generates better follows. Both applications have different approaches to how they follow. If MP is more follower effective, may migrate all accounts over, niche by niche.
     
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    madblackhatter1000 Power Member

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    Splitting a massive FL project from November with 50 warming up accounts into smaller specific niche projects. I noticed that following people while posting daily has bumped up follows considerably maybe 30-100%. Before I hadn't posted in 2 months, every acct had about 50 HQ photos in each gallery. Will bump posting from 1 to twice daily.
     
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    how is your earnings bro?
     
  7. Thenub

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    Best of luck, i remember when i started out with 100 accounts, was quite annoying to organize and manage but you get used to it quick.
    Keep it up and keep it updated :)
     
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    I'm not sure if Instagram is still having issues with their algorithm. But I remember a couple months were ghosting, and banning people left and right for following what we used to think was "a safe amount". I'm not sure if they've dealt with this yet. My accounts haven't been ghosted of banned, but I've put my Massplanner on hold until I can get a confirmation it's been fixed.
     
  9. HoneyHelper

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    good luck man!
    just keep updating!
     
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  10. madblackhatter1000

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    None yet. I'm in no rush, as I have a full-time job. Will begin thinking about monetizing when some of my accounts are over 10K followers, and total amount of followers is 300-500K. This will be in a few months from now.
     
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    100 accounts at different levels of following. I tend to have larger random activity times too (50-90 per action) A few phone verifications, but everything seems to be growing on autopilot smoothly. Might wake up tomorrow and all accounts are banned!
     
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    I paused my accounts for 48 hours when I heard about the mass email verification hitting everyone. Only 2 of my accounts got hit even though I use followliker like everyone else. It may have been the virgin proxies, 3-accounts per proxy that kept me under the radar... Anyways, FL has been running full speed without problems the past 12 hours.

    I have just surpassed one of my goals from 5 days ago with 103,500 followers combined across accounts. (even with the 48 hours of downtime!)

    I started posting using MassPlanner - 2 posts a day for 20 of my accounts which may have bumped up the follower account over 100 /a day... Combined avg growth appears to be around 5000 a day (which could equal 150K followers a month) - a solid baseline that hopefully keeps increasing.
     
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    Wow. sounds great. Keep us up to date on your successes, I'd love to hear how it works out. Best of luck!
     
  14. DJPaulyD

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    It'd be easier to make $100k off Facebook but either way Good Luck with your journey.
     
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    This is so excited! Good luck!!!
     
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    Are you going to sell shoutouts or sell affiliate products in the future?
     
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    Total growth is now 119,500 followers. Growing faster collectively than I thought.

    I still haven't nailed down the monetizing strategy yet... I would like to sell something easy at first, and later invest more into dropshipping a few private label products
     
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    Curious why you think Facebook is easier?

    Facebook only displays posts to less than 4% of audience and wants to charge for every post. But if FB is better, I could always encourage my IG followers to become FB Fans I think?
     
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    Your journey seems to be going smoothly. Good luck OP! :)
     
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    great efforts.. good luck