Instagram Journey to $100K

Snook55

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Could you tell me where did you find your IG, accounts , im trying as well to buy some.

Thanks.

Go with xgcmedia. That's where OP got his and where I got mine. Extremely high quality and they will make custom accounts for you if needed. I've noticed the Best way to get in touch with them is via Skype. XGC SUPPORT
 

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Vasler29, It may be boring but if you do it right it will start to work REALLY FAST.

When it comes to your accounts and you process of verification you can always use the phone verification in MP. It is set up through SMPVA.com and its super cheep. However, with the new update it might not be 100% functional (I havent had to do it in a while so IDK).
Also, did you buy ssl IG virgin proxies?

As for your campaigns I also have a method for randomly posting on volume campaigns but I think standard is the way to go unless you hit some sort of road block.
 

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Vasler29, It may be boring but if you do it right it will start to work REALLY FAST.

When it comes to your accounts and you process of verification you can always use the phone verification in MP. It is set up through SMPVA.com and its super cheep. However, with the new update it might not be 100% functional (I havent had to do it in a while so IDK).
Also, did you buy ssl IG virgin proxies?

As for your campaigns I also have a method for randomly posting on volume campaigns but I think standard is the way to go unless you hit some sort of road block.

I got my proxies from sslprivateproxies, I guess that's where OP got his. Since they are advertised as "Instagram proxies" I expect them to be virgin, even though it doesn't say specifically that they are virgin on their website (or I could just miss that).
 

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413,000 Followers.

My accounts have finally all stopped unfollowing, always takes longer than expected (about 3 weeks). They are starting to follow now, getting about +5000 followers each day as I warm up the follow min/max's.


1. Yes this is the most boring thing! Takes a lot of patience to gently nudge all the numbers up every day. I spend about 2-4 hours a day just monitoring and tweaking.

2. When I'm doing other work like finding photos (easily 20-30 hours), finding or writing spin text (20-30 hours), adding them to campaigns (5-10 Hours), this can seem a like a full-time boring job! But once your automation is setup, you don't have to do this very often, only when you change or adjust your niche.


3. SMPVA - watch out for them... theres mixed reviews on these forums. If these are russian phone numbers, they might be flagged easier than a USA number. I used an app called Burner. $1.99 for 15-day phone number. Its good for 3 different account verifications. Expensive when 20 accounts need PVA, but it's an investment that paid off so far.

4.SSL Proxies Virgin IG Proxies have been good to me. Still no accounts banned. I attribute that to the quality of the proxy, and the of course staying under the radar with your follow/like numbers

5. Yes Setting up 100 accounts is very painful. I had to spread it out over 2 weeks. I was about to take a vacation to Europe, and thought I'd knock it out over a few mornings... Each account easily takes about 30minutes to 1hr to setup. 100 accts = 100 hours

1. Find/replace a HQ Profile Photo
2. Find good user names to rename the accounts
3. Setup new password
4. PVA's and Email verifications
5. Setup in FL or MP (This can be done in bulk thank god)
6. Setup photo posting campaigns. Each acct needs at least 20 photos before you start following thousands of people. Nobody will followback an account with 3 photos.

7. Setup follow sources, mins, max's,

8. If you made it this far, your accounts are probably staggered, some are warming up faster than others. I started to make about 5 different groups based on speed/slowness so I could adjust those groups accordingly


6. How many posts do I do per day? 2-4. I'm playing it safe and trying to spread my campaign's posts as long as I can before it repeats. Also, the IG etiquette is 3-4 hours between posts. If I post like crazy, 8 posts a day, this will flood everyone's feeds, and I'm sure lots of people will leave. I would leave. But then again this would depend on the niche. If your niche is the hot babe niche, then your customers need as many new photos as they can get their *hands* on. wink wink. I'm not in this niche. But also some advice.... Curate your posts, always choose quality over quantity. When I download 5,000 photos, I'd make 3 buckets, yes, maybe, and no. Then I'd put 1/3 of the maybes into the Yes. Usually 60-70% of the 5,000 end up in the No pile. theres a ton of garbage out there.
 
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Just edited 50 of my new accounts, but when I try to add another 50 but using same proxies (so that each proxy has 2 accounts) every one of them asks for a phone validation. is it normal?

Update: Well, did over 40 phone verifications, hope that it was a one-time thing.

Have another question: When I make a destination list with 6 accounts, how should I configure it so that it posts unique image on each account? Because last time when I tried to do it, it just posted 1 same image on every account.

Its a once (maybe a twice) time thing. I got them too. I think what triggers it is swapping from the XGC IG creation proxies over to USA SSL ones. I think all of my accounts received at least 1 or 2 PVA's in the past 6 months as I learned how to warm them up and adjust how many accounts per proxy. Before, I had 100 accts on 30 proxies, now its 100 on 50.
 

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Im also running 100 account but in a different niche...
When using the global night mode, do you change the times every few days so that the accounts "go to sleep" at different times?
Also does each account "go to sleep" at the same time when global night mode is on or are they varied? I have my accounts all posting random pictures all at random times so im guessing that no matter what global night mode makes them look natural across all accounts.

What do you mean by the 20 seconds of change?

How many pictures are you posting per day on each account? still only 2?

are you using spun text for each caption?

are all captions based off the same spun text?

and would you mind updating us on all your settings? follow, like, unfollow? and are you changing them every 3 days like you were a month or so ago.

Thanks so much for keeping this up to date and thanks in advance for the advice.

20 seconds of change - it takes under 20 seconds to change the Global Night Mode. It would take me longer to copy the nightmode changes across all my different tool settings. I adjust Global Night Mode by 10-15 minutes once a week now

Every niche shares about 100 possible comments (I have at least 10 niches now). These comments I've found on popular blogs, lists, etc. Find a bunch of quotes you like, and put a "|" in between them all. Before and after my quotes I have more spun texts to place different emoji, punctuation marks, questions, etc.


Settings are simple, I always warmup when following, and again when unfollowing. I start at 50-150 follows (and 1-3 likes per follow), and increase the settings by 50-100 every 2 days.

A.50-150 follows (100-300 likes)
B. 100-200 (200-400)
C. 150-250 (300-500)
D. 200-300 (400-600)
E. 250-350 (500-700)
F. 300-400 (600-800)

Although be warned... These are my settings for a 6-month old account. Some new accounts will get a flag for doing more than 500 likes in a single day, so experiment and try to stay under the radar. You may find your accounts have to stay at C or D for weeks. Thats fine. Don't rush it. If your acct keeps getting Temp Bans, listen to them, don't keep pushing hard, lighten up. As they age you can gently push them harder.

I'm in it for the long game. I see a bunch of journeys on here that got to 100,000 follows within 2 months and lost it all. I read recently one journey started out solid with 30 accounts from 1000-12,000 follows over 6 weeks. On the 7th week all accts banned.
 

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Burner numbers can be expensive. Have you tried jailbreaking your phone so you can get the numbers for free?
 

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True, I get em for $1.99, which is good for 3 accounts. Probably spent close to $100 in burner #'s for this 6-month journey (50 burners, good for 150 PVA's). Some accounts needed to be PVA'd multiple times within 2 weeks - when this happens, I can use the same burner for it. Each burner has 60 free sms - I only use about 3 :)
 

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You're almost at half a million, when do you think you're going to try and monetize your accounts? Any idea how much you think you're going to earn monthly?
 

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Awesome thread so far. I've been planning on starting out with 10-20 accs soon and this is some great info.

One Question:

You mentioned that you get 5000 photos at a time or something like that... do you purchase them from a stock photo site or found some place to get them really cheap?

Thanks
 

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Isn't this terribly boring, OP?

Is there a way to contact you if I haven't posted 15 times yet? haha

I run a couple small businesses/agencies in the outdoor market and would love to talk to you more if possible!
 

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Awesome thread so far. I've been planning on starting out with 10-20 accs soon and this is some great info.

One Question:

You mentioned that you get 5000 photos at a time or something like that... do you purchase them from a stock photo site or found some place to get them really cheap?

Thanks

4Kstogram to download IG photos (worth paying for full license!)

Theres many Chrome Browser Plugins to scrape webpages (download all the images, page by page)

Bulkr to download from Flickr
 

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You're almost at half a million, when do you think you're going to try and monetize your accounts? Any idea how much you think you're going to earn monthly?

Yeah quite exciting. I plan to monetize around July. The next 3 months are too chaotic in personal life to manage building out the dropshipping website, so I'll do that in June once the dust settles. By then there may be closer to 1 million followers
 
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So Op your journey is by using Instagram to make 100K have you thought about using Twitter any at all?

Not really. Twitter is huge, but dying (not as much growth as other social networks). It was king when mobile bandwidth sucked and it was easier to tweet status updates on the go on those crappy but ROCK SOLID nokia phones. Photos and video was impractical, slow as hell. But now mobile technology has surpassed our DSL/Mobile broadband routers from 10 years ago, and even our camera phone quality has surpassed those digital cameras from the same era..

That said, I'm willing to give any social network a try if the value proposition is right. How easy is it to get 10,000 followers on Twitter? Is it the same strategy as IG - Follow, Comment/Like, UnFollow ? What are your thoughts/experience with Twitter?
 

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430,000 Followers

Here's the current spread of followers across 104 accounts.

23 x 2,XXX's
39 x 3,XXX's
19 x 4,XXX's
9 x 5,XXX's
11 x 6,XXX's
2 x 7,XXX's
1 x 8,XXX's
 

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Good luck with the journey. It seems to be a lot of work but I am sure it will pay off
 

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How do you deal with phone verification? I bought 50 PVA accounts. Do I change the numbers or what? Will I be able to verify it with any number or just the ones assigned to the account?
 
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