Instagram journey to 1k€/month

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Small update. I just bought 50 Instagram empty accounts to avoid having to register them manually, I think this will speed the process up quite a bit. @Neuros in the end I was able to go through with smspva, so now I have that problem sorted out as well. I created some new accounts on the way and am working on the bot, to make it automatically convert gifs to videos so that they can be posted on Instagram: this will open me up to new niches where videos are way more suited than pictures (e.g. sports, music, etc...).
 

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Small update. I just bought 50 Instagram empty accounts to avoid having to register them manually, I think this will speed the process up quite a bit. @Neuros in the end I was able to go through with smspva, so now I have that problem sorted out as well. I created some new accounts on the way and am working on the bot, to make it automatically convert gifs to videos so that they can be posted on Instagram: this will open me up to new niches where videos are way more suited than pictures (e.g. sports, music, etc...).
I think that videos are better yeah. Are you posting automatically for all your accounts or doing that manually?
How's that working for you?
 

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I think that videos are better yeah. Are you posting automatically for all your accounts or doing that manually?
How's that working for you?

Everything is done completely automatically, I just have a couple of accounts where I may post something manually but really I just made only like 2-3 posts in total in three weeks.
 

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Hey guys, just a quick question: can anybody recommend a good proxy service (if you have tested it first-hand on Instagram it's a plus)? I'm not looking to get hunderds of IPs, so something that works with getting only like 10 IPs to start with.
 

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So I didn't have time to create as many account as I wanted to (and I also got distracted). I'm at 5k followers and I will not be able to reach 10k on the 26th, it's more likely I will just get 7k. I would have definitely reached 10k if I actually created at least 10 more accounts. On the bright side, I updated my bot to be able to automatically post photo stories and improved its behaviour in many other ways.

I've also created a satellite blog on Tumblr, in a niche related to one of my Instagram accounts: I'm hoping to be able to bring some people from Tumblr over to my Instagrams. Just started with one account (it is also managed by a custom bot, with standard F/U, likes, etc...), It is set up to go on for a couple weeks and then I'll start promoting my IG account in its posts.
 

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Goals in this kind of matter usually are not met lol.
Here's something to motivate you buddy :
I lost 5 accounts/5k each today and my head is on fire lol.
Advice : Carefull on the proxy provider you use.
 

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Goals in this kind of matter usually are not met lol.
Here's something to motivate you buddy :
I lost 5 accounts/5k each today and my head is on fire lol.
Advice : Carefull on the proxy provider you use.

Yeah, that sucks. Maybe you can try and appeal the ban, some people say it gets their accounts back.
 

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The last few days I discovered that there was actually a bug in my code that caused the bot to follow way less people than it was actually supposed to. I hope this is the reason why the accounts are not growing as expected, because they have been quite stuck lately and if this does not improve the situation I might be doing something else wrong.

Nevertheless, with this number of accounts you can already start seeing some patterns emerge, specifically that some niches are growing way faster than others: I think I'm gonna create some more accounts in similar/related niches to test this theory, instead of always using different niches. All in all, I'm quite optimistic for the next month so I'll set a target of 20k followers by the end of Octboer, let's see if I can do it this time :D
 

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The last few days I discovered that there was actually a bug in my code that caused the bot to follow way less people than it was actually supposed to. I hope this is the reason why the accounts are not growing as expected, because they have been quite stuck lately and if this does not improve the situation I might be doing something else wrong.

Nevertheless, with this number of accounts you can already start seeing some patterns emerge, specifically that some niches are growing way faster than others: I think I'm gonna create some more accounts in similar/related niches to test this theory, instead of always using different niches. All in all, I'm quite optimistic for the next month so I'll set a target of 20k followers by the end of Octboer, let's see if I can do it this time :D
how are you planning to earn from these accounts?
 
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Some mobile carriers are giving away free SIM cards with nothing on them, perfect for SMS Verification, if you ever need some other method, go ask around. Following your journey, I also recently started a botted account for my dropship store and I realized I should use my Jarvee subscribtion at it's fullest and dip my toes in monetizing Instagram accounts. Planning on opening 5 accounts by the end of the month but I'm still not sure how to do it as safe as possible.

good luck!
 

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Are you planning on releasjng the bot? Also just out of curiosity are your the accounts targeted for the Greek audiance (assuming you are greek from the username).
 

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Some mobile carriers are giving away free SIM cards with nothing on them, perfect for SMS Verification, if you ever need some other method, go ask around. Following your journey, I also recently started a botted account for my dropship store and I realized I should use my Jarvee subscribtion at it's fullest and dip my toes in monetizing Instagram accounts. Planning on opening 5 accounts by the end of the month but I'm still not sure how to do it as safe as possible.

good luck!

Thanks for the advice, I'll look into it as it would really be convenient to have a permanent phone number instead of just a temporary one.

I think you should be pretty safe as long as you don't put external promotional links on your account: I'm not sure about this, but it is my understanding that external links are one of the major risk factor for the ban. The other one is doing a really excessive amount of requests (follow, likes, etc...) but even if you exceed the first thing you will likely encounter is usually a phone verification or a follow/like block and not an immediate ban; just play it safe and start low, increase gradually and stop increasing when you are getting into problems. I know I just started, but none of my accounts has been terminated so far, and I just got a couple phone verifications here and there, which is annoying but not the end of the world.

Are you planning on releasjng the bot? Also just out of curiosity are your the accounts targeted for the Greek audiance (assuming you are greek from the username).

I'm not really planning on releasing the bot, not because it has any kind of advanced features but just because it really requires a lot of extra work to build an actual product that could be sold, plus all the other work required to offer customer support and so on. The bot doesn't even have a graphical interface as of now, so it is just a bunch of code and configuration files that would probably be impossible to configure for somebody with no IT knowledge. I'm selling the bot as a service for some people I personally know: they do not want the hassle of setting up a bot, renting a server or keep their computers always on so I run the bot for them on my servers to grow their accounts. If there is a market for this I will try to expand to other local business owners but very likely without releasing the bot itself.

I'm not targeting Greek audience because I'm not Greek actually :D I'm mostly targeting US people (even though I'm not from the US either), because I think that it is probably the easiest audience to monetize and to sell the accounts if I eventually want to. I'll probably try and build some accounts targeted at my country just for fun as well, but still didn't do.

I'm also building a dashboard with analytics about my accounts (growth, best performing pictures/hashtags, and other similar stats): this is really just started but I think it is necessary when managing a lot of accounts. I just have 28 and I am already losing track of which account is performing best/worst: I have some stats about them and they give some great insights so I think with a more advanced analytics solution I could improve growth rate a lot, by learning what works and what doesn't. I know there are already products that do this but I'm building my own for three reasons: 1) don't want to pay extra for a solution 2) if it's good I might turn this into a sellable product 3) I like coding on my free time so I actually enjoy building it.
 

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Use textnow for phone verification. Works well on Amazon.
 

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at Instagram we need special verification, http://www.smspva.com works perfect via the US :)
 
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