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Instagram Journey to $100K

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

  1. Bruna

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    All good, 7.5M now. Want to reach 10m before June. Doing S4S with plenty of people right now.

    Your plan sounds solid. Good luck.
     
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  2. madblackhatter1000

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    Daaaayyam, that is incredible! Great work! I'm assuming you are well beyond botting anymore. If so, what is a solid account size to stop botting and rely purely on organic and s4s growth?
     
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    Holy hell mate just read all 20 pages of this thread, absolutely inspiring!

    Keep on going!
     
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    Hi Mate! Congratulations for your journey!

    I have two questions

    -How are you doing so far with massproxy?
    -How many accounts do you put on each proxy?

    Thanks
     
  5. Bruna

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    I did stop botting arround the 750k followers, my page was very active. went from 750k to 1m in less then 5 weeks.
    Right now 7.5 with an average of 100k likes per picture.
    Yeah, a solid size isn't easy to say. You will have to feel that you grow fast enough. i would say.

    But you have to realise.

    If you have a noob acc, till the let me say 100k followers. and you follow 7500 people, you might get like 500-1000 back.

    But if you would bot with a 1m+ acc, and follow 7500, you can expect like 3-4k back if you have a good target. But of course it's not worth the risk.

    Went from 1m to 7.5m in now 2 years, well.. end may it will be 2 years. So i hope i can hit 8M would be nice. We see.

    I will stick to this thread, following your updates. it might open my eyes etc. And yeah, of course. if you want to talk. you can always quote me.
     
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  6. madblackhatter1000

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    I've had a terrible time with MassProxy, all my new accounts (500) have been flagged, despite low actions, cool down periods of non activity, 1-3x PVA on the same account, as well as manually playing on each account doing human actions using iPhone through the massproxy tunnel. I suspect its the IPV6 IP-Address. 200 need another PVA, 200 are ok and functioning, 30 Banned, 70 are Action Required... I've probably spent 100 hours PVA'ing by hand, what a waste.

    I've decided to increase my SSLPrivateproxies by another 50, planning on doing 2-3 accounts per IP, and seeing how this warmup goes.
     
  7. tux

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  8. Prismatic

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    I've read this thread and it's quite interesting. MadBlackHatter, you mentioned that you have a business degree and obviously you are an intelligent person. I am curious what made you decide to run bots on Instagram vs other methods of generating leads for your business? I don't mean to insult you or anyone else but what you are doing seems kind of amateurish. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  9. madblackhatter1000

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    It all comes down to leverage, risk, and potential growth.

    Leverage
    With bots, I can leverage amazing growth, across 100's of accounts, with low hours of work. Yes it takes a huge chunk of hours per account to setup initially, but once it's automated, I never have to look at it again. When managing by hand, I can only manage 2-3 personally before going crazy and burnt out.

    Risk
    I can run promotional marketing for free. Won't cost me a dime. The bots are already gathering followers from the tiny niche that I intend to sell to. I know colleagues spending $10K a month in Facebook Ads with great success on their products. I will essentially have this same potential for free.

    Potential Growth
    IG is still expanding and growing like crazy - faster than many social networks out there...
     
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  10. Ezy501

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    Im in the same kind of experimental boat. i had thoughts of going down a mass instagram growth pathway, but what for?
    I spent the past two weeks reading and learning about massplanner and proxies and a whole lot of other stuff, its fairly time consuming to the point that its taken my focus away from my startup business.

    Building my website, using other media platforms and other forms of advertisement is what i should be focused on.

    Ive decided on no more than 5 instgram accounts as this is personally managable from my smartphone and not needing vps', proxies and the what not. Buying IG accounts, gmail accounts, sims is still time consuming.
    Im finding that by cutting down i can exert more time into the above, blogs, podasts, amazon FBA, domain site and not to mention other forms of social media.

    I would only go down this path of growing huge muliples of accounts if you want to do CPA or sell off grown IG accounts.
    I only had to have a few hours of IG account bans, shadow bans, PVAs and email veris to know my time could be spent elsewhere into a business.
    Just my thoughts but if you look at the entreprenuer guys on podcasts, think of foundr magazine, @rich20something, smart passive income podcast all of whom have podcast relating to having one IG account for their one business and another one for personal.

    When you think about it, all the huge conglomerates only have one IG account unless they have an IG account in different continents. But i dont see a business like H&M or Zara having a team of programmers growing IG accounts through massplanner.

    They all managed to hit 500k to 1m followers so i dont see what point it is to have 500+ IG accounts growing unless you sell them or CPA...

    I think the once the idea of having a massive IG account is thought of, then having multiples of 100k accounts and the thought of using them as leverage, and then wanting to take up the challenge of outsmarting instagram, the whole process becomes very addictive and time consuming. it just takes time away from building your tangible business.

    my current setup, i have 4 accounts on the wifi ip at home. local australia. all on maasplanner following and liking/commenting throughout the night. then at my fulltime job office i switch to an iphone app that auto unfollows the 4 accounts and i make posts throughout the day on my phone for the 4 accounts. i know MP can do this but i like being hands on and not worrying about being verified. not time consuming, i post during my breaks.
     
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  11. madblackhatter1000

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    Yeah, no arguments from me. See, the other thing to consider is timing. The strategy outlined in my journey might be considered a "pre-marketing" strategy. If you have the time, but no product yet, a bot can be farming leads, a few every day adds up (especially across 100 accounts).

    If I was to launch a product in 3 months from now, I wouldn't suggest doing what I am doing, there are dozens of quicker methods that will work within a week, SEO/FB Targeted Ads/Shoutouts to get leads right away. There isn't time for pre-marketing, only marketing and PR.

    In my case I knew I would need at least 1 year before my own product was developed and ready for sale. So I spent about 6 weeks setting up the initial 100 accounts in Dec 2015 and have only had to maintain a few hours a month since.


    Lastly, there are so many great strategies out there, theres no silver bullet... I highly suggest find a good one and become an absolute expert on that 1 strategy so that it hits bullseye's each time. Perhaps the worst marketing, is half-assing a bunch of strategies found in these forums.
     
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  12. Ezy501

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    I admire what you do. You actually kicked off my obsession of going down the massplanner rabbit hole.

    I'm in the process of having my packaging and product imported from China so I have a bit of time on my hands to work on my site and mess with social media.

    I do want a huge IG account as my products are pretty visual (home and bath).

    But that's great you have time and setting this up before the business. It's terribly entertaining and opened up my mind on a million ways to make money. The massplanner journey.

    Keep up the good work.

    Btw does anyone know why 'bruna' that was on this thread got banned. I really wanted to read all her threads on how she built that 7m IG account.
     
  13. kkshisuke

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    I'm starting to do the same thing, following this thread. Definitely load of good information from OP and members.

    Keep up the good work ! thanks
     
  14. ethan tole

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    hi https://www.blackhatworld.com/members/madblackhatter1000.915300/. thanks for the great info. very inspiring!
    i have one small question. how many followers do you follow when the accounts are on "warm" stage in MP(from some reason after 15-20 followers it gives me a signal that ive reached my daily limit) any idea why it happens and what im doing wrong.
    thanks to all
     
  15. madblackhatter1000

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    Depends whats blocking you, is it MP or IG. Try to follow by hand and see if you can break the limits. If you can, check MP...increase your daily limit settings, decrease time intervals inbetween activities, double check the filtering criteria on your sources - too many filters will decrease how much can be scrape.



    Thx!



    Not sure, but using the search function still brings up many of her threads with helpful advice. One of the last final posts appears to be about someone asking to pay to be IG Verified, and she knew of a person that could do it. It looks like a disagreement broke out between the potential buyer and seller and lots of wasting time. Don't know any more than that, or if that is even related to the ban.
     
  16. ethan tole

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    Thanks for the response. So what's your offer.. If I have 3 month old accounts that they are with 2-3 pic and I want to put them on Mp and start follow other accounts. What's the numbers you recommend in the first 2-3 weeks (follow /unfollow /likes) thanks a lot! :)
     
  17. Ezy501

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    Dude there's so many settings and advice on mpsocial forums if you want. Google.com is your friend.
     
  18. Omirag

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    Good luck on your goal!
     
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    Awesome thread, I am new here and from a country with a different approach to this type of market, I read the 20 pages, thanks for all the info sir
     
  20. tux

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    You are missing the point here, those brands grew to 1mil+ because they already had a lot of presence offline and online. When they started on ig people started following them by word of mouth . They probably spend 10x on ads of what op has spent till now. Besides growing in past for say 2014 was a hell lot easier than today April 2017. You can't grow a new account to a mil in a year (if you are new to ig and can't provide powerful likes) period !!