Ok, this is my first journey thread at BHW and let me mention I am not a pro, and actually not even close to being a pro. I will share a bit about my background here. I have been into IM from about 10 years now. Its been like 9 years since I have been at BHW though I wasn't much active here until now but finally I thought its time to payback to the community from what I have learnt here. I started my IM journey with SEO and gradually moved to SEM and made $xxx,xxx annually for a couple of years with it doing greyhat/whitehat SEM and running an agency. I have had some bad time in past few years when I health issues most of the time and now I am over with all the health issues but at the same time me know-to about SEM is outdated too. Finally I have taken up instagram accounts as my full time career for next 1 year where I will be working on creating and running 50,000 IG accounts. Yes its not 500, not 5000 but 50,000 IG accounts. There are people who're even doing 500,000 accounts successfully. While doing the same I will be sharing most part of my journey here. If in case anyone is onto a similar journey and seeks help, I will try to answer all your questions and for indepth conversation feel free to reply to this thread with your query. I started my journey for IG about 2 months ago and have been working 16 hours a day rigorously to understand how IG works. In the meantime I have created 100's of accounts and got them suspended. ACCOUNTS I have been creating my IG accounts manually by myself but in near future I plan to either source them from a vendor or will hire a freelancer to build a good account creation bot for me. I did try the bots already out there but they din't work well for me since I have my own way of creating accounts so they don't end up getting suspended right after creation or with action blocks. PV I already have multiple private cheap sources for Phone verification but I am always looking out for more options. Until few days ago I have been get all my phone verifications done from smspva and getsmscode. PROXIES Earlier I have been working on shared proxies but finally on dedicated proxies each from different subnets so from past 2 weeks I have about 125 accounts working day and night with no issues at all. No more follow blocks/no shadowbans, no bans, no suspensions. BOT For the botting part by far I have tested three tools 1.) Followliker - I loved most things about this bot except two, it doesn't have inbuilt phone verification module and its flc feature is not effective since it does follows, likes and comments seperately. These are the most important features for me atleast. 2.) GMT2 - I have been using this tool from past 2 weeks and I love almost everything about it. The only issue I face is that it crashes couple of times a day but the support team is working with me all the time to fix the issue and I highly appreciate that, also the same thing makes me love this tool even more. 3.) Jarvee - No complaints against jarvee except one - I cannot use it for farming IG, its just not for farming. Reason - Price. MILESTONES My goal here is to achieve 50,000 accounts in next 1 year with atleast $0.1 per account everyday. Many people might say why not $1 or $0.50 or $3 like others, the answer is i don't want to set expectations high from each account for now. Since I am going to work on bulk, I feel its enough to stick with setting low expectations and getting higher gains. Milestone 1 - 1000 accounts by May 30, 2018 Milestone 2 - 5000 accounts by July 30, 2018 Milestone 3 - 25,000 accounts by September 30, 2018 Milestone 4 - 50,000 accounts by December 30, 2018 SERVER Currently I am using t2.large from aws with 2 vCPU and 8GB RAM. This configuration is enough for handling about 1000 accounts since I will be running about 200 threads with 12 hour time window. 500 accounts from 12AM-12PM and 500 from 12PM-12AM. Already tested working with 125 threads simultaneously and it works seamlessly with under 10% CPU usage and under 20% RAM usage. DOMAINS I am still testing multiple methods of using free/paid domains and will keep posting about updates. MONETIZATION Coming on to my journey, I will be monetizing these accounts using various methods while testing them and selecting the shortlisted ones which will include 1.) Selling SMM panel services 2.) CPA offers 3.) Affiliate sales 4.) My own eCommerce/dropshipping stores 5.) Creating paid engagement groups 6.) Selling mass shoutouts There might be more that I will be trying which I can't recall as of now. But I will keep them posted here. Currently I have 125 accounts running with about 20,000 followers in TOTAL. All these accounts have been running from only 2 weeks except few of them which are about 1-2 months old. I am currently not monetizing either of the accounts since I plan to monetize them once they're atleast 1 month old and have gained some more audience. Will keep the thread updated with the progress, feel free to ask questions if my journey relates to you, also I am open for criticism, and guidance from the experts.